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Re: Journal Club

#41  Postby Mantisdreamz » Jun 11, 2010 5:21 am

Actually we should get Nautilidae in here. Last time I saw him he was running the show in the thread "Questions About Black Holes"

I will PM him.
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Re: Journal Club

#42  Postby natselrox » Jun 11, 2010 5:23 am

When in perplexity, read on.

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#43  Postby Darwinsbulldog » Jun 11, 2010 6:03 am

Just found the thread, courtesy of Mr Samsa's PM! I'm in!
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Re: Journal Club

#44  Postby hackenslash » Jun 11, 2010 6:44 am

Great idea! I'm well up for it. Anything that presses me to read papers can only be a good thing. :cheers: :clap:
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Re: Journal Club

#45  Postby twistor59 » Jun 11, 2010 8:00 am

Great idea - I'm up for it. Am I right that it's been agreed that we'll start with the tamoxifen paper , or has it not been generally agreed yet ?
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Re: Journal Club

#46  Postby Lazar » Jun 11, 2010 8:09 am

twistor59 wrote:Great idea - I'm up for it. Am I right that it's been agreed that we'll start with the tamoxifen paper , or has it not been generally agreed yet ?


Yep that is the paper as far as I understand it.
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Re: Journal Club

#47  Postby MedGen » Jun 11, 2010 8:58 am

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Re: Journal Club

#48  Postby palindnilap » Jun 11, 2010 3:20 pm

I'm in, but don't expect much from me before I have moved into my new house. And bombed the company that is building it. :facepalm:
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Re: Journal Club

#49  Postby twistor59 » Jun 14, 2010 11:29 am

So anyway, I had a go at reading the tamoxifen paper (way out of my comfort zone !). Presumably MedGen will open a thread in some relevant place ?
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Re: Journal Club

#50  Postby MedGen » Jun 14, 2010 11:41 am

twistor59 wrote:So anyway, I had a go at reading the tamoxifen paper (way out of my comfort zone !). Presumably MedGen will open a thread in some relevant place ?


Discussion thread opened: medicine/journal-club-tamoxifen-and-cyp2d6-polymorphisms-t8532.html

I'll start on Wednesday, my degree results come out tomorrow so I'm going to be a little busy until then.
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Re: Journal Club

#51  Postby GenesForLife » Jun 14, 2010 12:08 pm

All the best, MedGen.
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#52  Postby twistor59 » Jun 14, 2010 12:13 pm

Yeah good luck !

I take it by "busy" you mean "slaughtered" ....
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Re: Journal Club

#53  Postby MedGen » Jun 14, 2010 1:00 pm

twistor59 wrote:Yeah good luck !

I take it by "busy" you mean "slaughtered" ....


In other words...yes. :drunk:
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Re: Journal Club

#54  Postby Dudely » Jun 15, 2010 7:04 pm

I'm in too. I find Google scholar to be a great way to find free articles.
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Re: Journal Club

#55  Postby MedGen » Jul 01, 2010 8:45 am

Well the first article didn't really invoke much discussion, I'm blaming the World Cup for that personally, stupid football! :sigh:

I believe mjpam had a suggestion for the next journal club about randomness in evolution. Feel free to post a link to the article (if you haven't already), and any participants can then start reading the paper. Same guidelines as before, one week of reading, the the person who proposed the article in question opens up the discussion thread in the appropriate forum.
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Re: Journal Club

#56  Postby Oliver » Jul 14, 2010 2:32 pm

:popcorn:

I'm a bit behind. What's happening now?
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Re: Journal Club

#57  Postby MedGen » Jul 14, 2010 2:56 pm

Oliver wrote::popcorn:

I'm a bit behind. What's happening now?


Well the first discussion didn't really take off tbh, I think perhaps because of the nature of the article; it was quite specialized, but then that was anticipated, and the whole point of a journal club that helps broaden everyones knowledge. If there's a lack of interest then there's not much that can be done to continue...
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Re: Journal Club

#58  Postby GenesForLife » Jul 14, 2010 3:28 pm

Who is posting the next paper? I have a few really interesting candidates,
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Re: Journal Club

#59  Postby MedGen » Jul 14, 2010 3:46 pm

GenesForLife wrote:Who is posting the next paper? I have a few really interesting candidates,


It should be mjpam, but they've not been back into this thread, so it might be best to open it up to new article submissions. Feel free to propose some and we'll see what the general consensus is.
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Re: Journal Club

#60  Postby Mr.Samsa » Jul 15, 2010 9:11 am

MedGen wrote:
Well the first discussion didn't really take off tbh, I think perhaps because of the nature of the article; it was quite specialized, but then that was anticipated, and the whole point of a journal club that helps broaden everyones knowledge. If there's a lack of interest then there's not much that can be done to continue...


I don't think that the specialisation is a huge issue, but it would probably be best if the person who proposes it (or anyone else who's willing) could provide a layman's introduction to what the article is aiming to demonstrate, what the results were and what the results mean (along with why they're important). This way the articles aren't quite as daunting because the overall context will help decode any particularly difficult bits.

I think perhaps the reason why there wasn't much interest in the last one was probably because it was in the medicine forum - the science section as a whole gets minimal attention as it is, and medicine in particular has the fewest posts per day I think. Maybe it would be best to post the articles in the General Science section? Or, you could post them in the general science area and the mods could move it to an appropriate area with a shadow topic in place for a week or two?
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