Max is nearly done programming all the required training modules, which we’ll be testing out ASAP. (Hurray, I get to meet more awesome Mark2Curators!) We are aiming to launch the campaign for NGLY1 some time in April (it’s not set in stone, so fingers crossed) and could really use your help as we get closer to having an official launch date. If you have skills you think could help our project, please contact us!
The San Diego Union Tribune did a nice little article on Mark2Cure, which helped us reach a lot of local citizen scientist volunteers. If you missed the article, you can read it here.
If you joined Mark2Cure because of the UT San Diego, THANK YOU, and please help spread the word! The article has been tremendously helpful in allowing us to reach new volunteers, but unless our citizen science volunteers continue to contribute, we will not be able to succeed. If you, like other volunteers are worried about not having a science background, please don’t worry about it! You DON’T need a science background to contribute.
A record 99,729 queries were made to BioGPS this past October–just 271 queries shy of 100K! Curious about BioGPS users are studying? So are we! If you’ve published and article using/citing BioGPS, share your finding with BioGPS and have your work highlighted in the BioGPS featured article series. For November, we have some interesting spotlights on BioGPS plugins scheduled as well as some interesting research coming from BioGPS users. Look forward to it!
Also, if you like gardening like I do, but don’t always know what to do with the food you’ve grown here’s a recipe for using up all that zucchini from Jenerallyfit.com a side project nutrition/fitness site by a scientist who has done some brilliant work in viral pathogenesis.
3 Servings of your favorite marinara sauce (we used Rao’s)
4 Italian chicken sausages
Cut zucchini using spiral vegetable cutter and heat until tender. Heat sliced chicken sausage (or topping of choice) and marinara sauce in a separate pan. Mix together and that is it!
Makes 2 servings at approximately 370 calories per serving.
Visit her site at Jenerallyfit.com to see some awesome pix of this easy and nutritious meal.
Finally…if you are in the US, don’t forget to vote. You forfeit your right to complain about US politics if you don’t vote.