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A new phase of the Human Microbiome Project (HMP)—which over the past five years identified the millions of microorganisms living on, and in, the human body—will focus on the roles played by these microbes both in health and disease. The new three-year “multi-omic” study at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT is being co-led by Curtis Huttenhower, associate professor of computational biology and bioinformatics in the Department of Biostatistics at HSPH and an associate member at the Broad.Under the new phase of the HMP, the Broad team will partner with 10 other institutions, including HSPH, to study the microbiomes of healthy people and those with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)—a set of conditions including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis—with a variety of “omics” techniques, such as proteomic, metabolomics, or transcriptomic analyses. These techniques will help the scientists understand how the microorganisms’ genes operate in disease, and could one day lead to new approaches for managing IBD.“In this phase, we specifically want to understand the biomolecular activity that’s occurring over time, which will require connecting many different data types into network models that capture microbial regulation and metabolism, and their effects on host cells and disease outcome,” said Huttenhower in a November 6, 2013 article on the Broad Institute’s website. Read Full Story
 Gartner. Predicts 2014: Big Data (2013, November 20). Full report: https://www.gartner.com/doc/2626815. In the digital economy, the race to deliver superior customer experience has disrupted entire industries, some even overnight. From transportation, to healthcare, to retail, the power to reshape economies is just a few clicks away on our smartphones or tablets. Contending with markets and customer expectations that are changing at a rate that dramatically outpaces their delivery systems has become the new normal for business. This disruption is driving enterprise IT to fundamentally transform itself from being an operations arm to becoming the innovation engine.Through 2017, 25% of big data implementations will fail to deliver business value as a result of performance problems due to inadequate network infrastructure. What many of these organizations probably have in common is a mix of dependence on traditional infrastructure with a cost-center mentality to IT; a “bolt-on” approach to moving to a modernized, software-defined network infrastructure that serves as a transitional fix; and a lack of talent that is versed in modern data center technologies.IT now needs to think, organize and prioritize radically different. A siloed approach to storage, network, and virtualization, apps, etc., just will not work.An entire generation of enterprise apps that deliver these disruptive business services has also arrived and they are designed to evolve rapidly with daily or weekly releases, scale up and down on-demand and leverage data to help companies make rapid business decisions. This dynamic nature puts tremendous pressure on IT to provide a flexible, secure and massively scalable infrastructure. Thus, IT needs to design and architect a data center that is both agnostic of infrastructure and platform and can deliver on-demand business services on premise, via SaaS or by a hybrid cloud.With next generation converged and hyper-converged infrastructure solutions that are responsive to dynamic workloads, IT will have standardized infrastructure building blocks that are operationally efficient, offer a full range of deployment models and have powerful management and orchestration software built in, making them scalable, flexible, and fully automated.By moving from a siloed view to a systems view, IT can now quickly, simply and cheaply reallocate resources to focus on driving business innovation. Companies deploying converged infrastructure solutions are already seeing results like 96% less downtime, 71% more efficient data center management, 4.4x faster time to market and ultimately 4.6x more applications deployed a year.CIOs are dealing with an unprecedented amount of complexity in technology choices, security threats and business demands. To meet these needs they are focusing their IT organizations on driving business competitiveness and superior end user experience. They are increasingly looking for simplified infrastructure solutions that protect and run their mission-critical apps, providing flexibility to meet new demands by delivering the right tools for the right apps that ultimately accelerate the pace of innovation — all while dramatically reducing operating costs.As we go forward, converged and hyper-converged infrastructure will continue to deliver all the tools needed to support an application developer in a flexibly configured system – from platforms to environments such as SAP HANA, virtual desktops, big data stacks, and Cloud Foundry PaaS.IT stands at the threshold of even more exciting transformational technologies be it self-driving cars, sensing technologies or even virtual reality experiences. Working closely with our customers and partners, EMC and VCE are committed to delivering the most critical, game-changing, next generation infrastructure solutions that will help make these transformations a reality.
By Terry KelleyUniversity of GeorgiaThe sky is filled with satellites, ones for weather, spying, communicating and even for ones for finding directions to the store. Many gardeners and farmers rely on a more ancient satellite – the moon. Farming and gardening by the signs, or phases, of the moon goes back to the days when dinosaur bones were tillage instruments.However, the practice of gardening by the moon, unlike those bones, has not become a relic. Planting by the signs is still popular among old-timers and newcomers. If you know the signs, you’ll know when to plant, cultivate, fertilize, water or harvest.The lunar month is divided into four phases or quarters. The light of the moon is the 14-day period (first and second quarters) when the moon is growing from the new moon to the full moon. The dark of the moon (third and fourth quarters) is the following 14 days – from the full moon to the next new moon.Some folks even like to get more specific and plant by the moon’s signs, which change every two and a half days.Almanacs are based on particular time zones. So, even with one, it may be hard to tell exactly when the signs change. Remember, they change every two and a half days. As a general rule, most people skip the first day of a sign just to avoid this confusion.So what are these phases and signs used for and how do you use them? The signs are associated with the zodiac. For instance, Leo is a barren sign. Cancer is a fruitful sign. Signs that are fruitful are used for such practices as planting. Those that are barren are used for such practices as cultivation.Soil preparation and cultivation are recommended during barren signs. Soil preparation should be done in the light of the moon and cultivation in the dark of the moon.But why should soil preparation be during the light of the moon in a barren sign? Well, the theory is that in the light of the moon, the moon is growing and this will cause the soil to remain loose and is easier to turn. Also, the barren sign indicates a period when weeds are vulnerable to attack and more easily killed.All fertilizer should be applied during a fruitful sign. Chemical fertilizers should be applied in the light of the moon and organic fertilizers in the dark of the moon.Irrigation is recommended during one of the water signs, Scorpio (the secrets) or Pisces (the feet). Always water in the light of the moon, this is when the moon is growing larger – since you also are watering to make your fruits and vegetables grow larger.It’s best to plant crops that produce fruit above ground in the light of the moon and crops that produce fruit below ground in the dark of the moon.The first quarter is best for planting crops which produce seed outside the fruit and the second quarter for crops which produce seed inside the fruit. The third quarter is best for planting crops that grow below ground. Avoid planting in the fourth quarter if possible. Plant during a fruitful sign.It is really quite easy to coordinate the signs and the moon’s phases to follow the proper timing for your farming or gardening practices. Whether you believe following the original satellite will help grow a better crop may be best decided after you’ve tried it.
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“We watched them on film,” said Green. “And we knew they were not a good as some of the other Rochester teams.”Rochester scored a touchdown late in the fourth quarter and decided against overtime, instead choosing to go for the two-point conversion and the win. The two- point conversion failed.“At Rochester, when you get to the championship game, you come here to win,” senior 1,000 yard running back Trey Johnson said. “It wasn’t just coach’s decision to go for it. We told him we wanted to go for the win.”In boxing they say to beat the champ, you have to knock him out. David Miller and Trent Hurley were the 1-2 punch by Greensburg Central Catholic that clearly KO’d defending WPIAL Class AA champion Aliquippa, 33-7. 2009 CLASS A CHAMPS —The Clairton Bears celebrate after beating Rochester 14-13 in the WPIAL Class A championship. 2009 QUAD A CHAMPS— Woodland Hills players celebrate at Heinz Field after shutting out Gateway 10-0 for the WPIAL AAAA championship. The new wave is here. Like Moses parting the Red Sea, the time has come to make way for the new generation of WPIAL’s finest running backs. Woodland Hills’ Dom Timbers is a Syracuse recruit, Clairton’s Deontae Howard has rushed for more than 4,000 career yards. Greensburg Central Catholic’s David Miller and West Allegheny’s Mike Caputo both have rushed for over 2,000 yards this season. Hopewell super sophomore Rushel Shell, arguably the greatest back in WPIAL history, has rushed for over 2,700 in 2009 and has 4,300 yards in only two seasons.Clairton, Greensburg Central Catholic, West Allegheny and Woodland Hills all entered Heinz Field Nov. 27 as underdogs, but all were able to pull off the upset with their running style.To win the war you have to win the battles.Clairton dedicated Friday’s WPIAL Class A championship game to their former linebackers coach, the late Demonje Rosser. Rosser was shot and killed outside his home in March and the team wears a patch on their jerseys in his honor.The Bears were able to knock off the Rochester Rams 14-13 behind playmakers Desimond Green and Deontae Howard. Green, a 6-5, 220-pound junior, has blossomed into one of the WPIAL’s most dangerous quarterbacks. He has excelled defensively and is considered one of the best quarterbacks in the state. SUPER SOPHOMORE— Rushel Shell, Hopewell’s record breaking running back, rushed for 274 yards and four touchdowns but it was not enough as the Vikings fell to West Allegheny 36-28. Shell went over 4,000 career yards and now has 4,255 yards in two years. “There is no quit in this team,” said Aliquippa coach Mike Zmijanac. “We didn’t get to be who we are by quitting. They wore us down. Last year we were big up front, this year we have young babies.”David Miller rushed for 203 yards and three touchdowns including a 79-yard run where he pulled away from all the Aliquippa speedsters. It looked as if the battle-worn soldier would falter, but he dug down deep and refused to surrender. He continued pumping his legs and breaking tackles. “I was dead tired. It was a ‘26 power.’ We run that about 35 times a game,” said Miller. “It’s the only play Muzzy really knows.”Miller broke a school record for touchdowns in a season with his last score. He has 37 touchdowns and has gained 2,143 yards this season.“David is a great running back. He reminds me of Don Nottingham,” said coach Muzzy Colisimo. “I have an offensive coordinator but I call all the plays. If I’m going to get fired I want to make sure I have all the control. I got some great kids here. I got fired from Hempfield and I got fired from Franklin Regional. But the kids here buy into our system. If we would have lost today we would have been in the weight room on Monday. That’s how quickly we go from one year to the next.”When ask what colleges are recruiting him.“I have not had any offers yet. I would love to go to Bowling Green with my quarterback, Trent Hurley. When I was in junior high school I played fullback and I love to block, but then one day I got really fast and Muzzy moved me to tailback.”Bowling Green needs to recruit this bowling ball.Hopewell and West Allegheny have become accustomed to playing against each other every year in their annual conference game.The game featured the WPIAL’s two leading rushers in Rushel Shell and Mike Caputo, who combined for 452 yards and eight touchdowns in Friday night’s WPIAL Class AAA championship and West Allegheny was able to hold on for the 36-28 upset victory. It was West Allegheny’s fifth WPIAL Class AAA title in five tries,Despite his greenhorn status, Shell, Hopewell’s super sophomore, is already in the discussion as the greatest runner in WPIAL history. His 274 yards shattered the WPIAL championship game record and his 4,300 career yards are the most ever by a sophomore.Losing the WPIAL last year sent Gateway coach Terry Smith back to the drawing board and filled him with a level of obsessive vengeance that consumed his every waking moment, but Woodland Hills was able to knock off the Gators 10-0 in their Backyard Brawl.Woodland Hills has been one of the WPIAL’s most successful programs since the school opened in 1987.Sam Scifo’s opening kickoff went out of bounds, and the Wolverines were forced to re-kick after a 5-yard penalty. Scifo squibbed his second try, it bounced off Orne Bey’s chest near the Gateway 40, and Caprara recovered for the Wolverines at the 37. That set up a 24-yard field goal by Scifo, giving Woodland Hills a 3-0 lead with 6:46 to go in the first quarter. Jayron Polk ran a reverse up the left sideline for a 14-yard touchdown to extend their lead to 10-0.The Wolverines walked into Heinz Field, but they limped home.The Wolverines were shutout in the second half, because Gateway linebacker Delbert “The Hitman” Tyler played like a man possessed. He is another character guy who is coming in from the shadows. Delbert played one terrific football game. His run stuffing at the line of scrimmage after the first half kept the Wolverines off the scoreboardStuffing ball carriers is the only way he knows how to celebrate Thanksgiving.Delbert put out four of Woodland Hills top players, tight end Richard Gray, running back Lafayette Pitts, fullback Cameron Thompkins and Syracuse recruit Dom Timbers.“We were down to our fourth tailback,” said coach George Novak. “But they just kept gutting it out and never gave up.”After losing three straight WPIAL championship games in a row, the Gators will probably never buy another bottle of Heinz ketchup.Gateway opened the season as the “People’s Champion.” And if Coach Smith continues on the path he is on now, eventually he and his Gators will be WPIAL champions as well.