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Published on June 27, 2012, by in Internships, Marketing, Research.

Before I started my internship at SAS, I had never heard of the term “big data.” By definition it means data of such volume, variety or velocity that an organization must move beyond its comfort zone technologically to derive intelligence for effective decisions. To put this in a college example: you have so much music, movies,

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Published on June 26, 2012, by in Chemistry, Internships, Research.

Glad you checked back with me to learn about my Plan B. In my last update, I was having trouble with maintaining constant current on the Bio-Rad CE. After talking with Dr. Colyer, we decided to make the switch to another CE instrument in the lab. The goal was to test my samples and method

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Published on June 21, 2012, by in Internships, Research.

This summer I’m working at Duke University/Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL), where I am conducting research. TUNL is the nuclear physics and astrophysics collaboration between Duke, UNC- Chapel Hill, and NC State. In the past 3 weeks I’ve been here, I’ve learned about the various labs and instruments on site, such as the particle accelerators,

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To be a well-rounded researcher, you have to be creative enough to design and advertise an experiment, resourceful enough to find funding, aware enough to keep participants engaged, and intelligent enough to properly organize and analyze data. This week the Yale Positive Emotion and Psychopathology (YPEP) laboratory has helped me sharpen my data organization/analysis skills.

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Hello everyone!  So last post I was trying to find out if the receptor GPR109a was present in the retina of the eye. Luckily it was present in the endothelium cells!  My next step is to perform immunocytochemistry. In this procedure, primary antibodies target the peptide of interest, then a secondary antibody binds to the primary.

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