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Archive for April, 2011

Architecture of Access to Scientific Knowledge

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

In this webcast, Lawrence Lessig discusses how access to scientific knowledge has changed through time. He makes a case for changing the nature of scholarly communication through Open Access publishing. Arguing that though copyright was created to protect creators’ rights, it is now used by publishers to maximize profit while restricting access to the work authors wish to share.

SFU Authors Publishing Open Access

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

See what’s being published Open Access by SFU authors.  Don’t see your work here? Tell us about it!


Breden, F., Lepik, C., Longo, N. S., Montero, M., Lipsky, P. E., & Scott, J. K. (2011). Comparison of Antibody Repertoires Produced by HIV-1 Infection, Other Chronic and Acute Infections, and Systemic Autoimmune Disease. PLoS ONE, 6(3), e16857-e16857.

Nepomnaschy, P. A., Altman, R. M., Watterson, R., Co, C., McConnell, D. S., & England, B. G. (2011). Is Cortisol Excretion Independent of Menstrual Cycle Day? A Longitudinal Evaluation of First Morning Urinary Specimens. PLoS ONE, 6(3), e18242-e18242.

Niikura, T., Sidahmed, E., Hirata-Fukae, C., Aisen, P. S., & Matsuoka, Y. (2011). A Humanin Derivative Reduces Amyloid Beta Accumulation and Ameliorates Memory Deficit in Triple Transgenic Mice. PLoS ONE, 6(1), e16259-e16259.

Park, H.-H., Zhang, X., Choi, Y. J., Park, H., & Hill, R. (2011). Synthesis of Ag Nanostructures by Photochemical Reduction Using Citrate-Capped Pt Seeds. Journal of Nanomaterials, 2011. doi:doi:10.1155/2011/265287

Schalburg, K. von, Yasuike, M., Yazawa, R., Boer, J. de, Reid, L., So, S., Robb, A., et al. (2011). Regulation and expression of sexual differentiation factors in embryonic and extragonadal tissues of Atlantic salmon. BMC Genomics, 12(1), 31-31.

Shin, H., Lee, H., Fejes, A., Baillie, D., Koo, H.-S., & Jones, S. (2011). Gene expression profiling of oxidative stress response of C. elegans aging defective AMPK mutants using massively parallel transcriptome sequencing. BMC Research Notes, 4(1), 34-34.

Smyth, T., & Scott, F. S. (2011). Trombone Synthesis by Model and Measurement. EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, 2011, 1-13. doi:10.1155/2011/151436

Swenson, L. C., Pollock, G., Wynhoven, B., Mo, T., Dong, W., Hogg, R. S., Montaner, J. S. G., et al. (2011). “Dynamic Range” of Inferred Phenotypic HIV Drug Resistance Values in Clinical Practice. PLoS ONE, 6(2), e17402-e17402.


Abolghasemi, H., Radfar, M., Rambod, M., Salehi, P., Ghofrani, H., Soroush, M., Falahaty, F., et al. (2010). Childhood physical abnormalities following paternal exposure to sulfur mustard gas in Iran: a case-control study. Conflict and Health, 4(1), 13. doi:10.1186/1752-1505-4-13

Althoff, K. N. (2010). CD4 count at presentation for HIV care in the United States and Canada: Are those over 50 years more likely to have a delayed presentation? AIDS Research and Therapy, 7. Retrieved from http://www.aidsrestherapy.com/content/7/1/45

Au-Yeung, C., Anema, A., Chan, K., Yip, B., Montaner, J., & Hogg, R. (2010). Physician’s manual reporting underestimates mortality: evidence from a population-based HIV/AIDS treatment program. BMC Public Health, 10(1), 642. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-642

Aw, T., Schlauch, K., Keeling, C., Young, S., Bearfield, J., Blomquist, G., & Tittiger, C. (2010). Functional genomics of mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) midguts and fat bodies. BMC Genomics, 11(1), 215. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-215

Biggs, S., Dell, E., Dixon, V., Joffres, M., Beyrer, C., Wilson, K., Orbinski, J., et al. (2010). Health and historical levels of freedom. Globalization and Health, 6(1), 11. doi:10.1186/1744-8603-6-11

Botting, M., Porbeni, E., Joffres, M., Johnston, B., Black, R., & Mills, E. (2010). Water and sanitation infrastructure for health: The impact of foreign aid. Globalization and Health, 6(1), 12. doi:10.1186/1744-8603-6-12

Braun, J., Daniels, J., Poole, C., Olshan, A., Hornung, R., Bernert, J., Xia, Y., et al. (2010). A prospective cohort study of biomarkers of prenatal tobacco smoke exposure: the correlation between serum and meconium and their association with infant birth weight. Environmental Health, 9(1), 53. doi:10.1186/1476-069X-9-53

Chu, J., Baillie, D., & Chen, N. (2010). Convergent evolution of RFX transcription factors and ciliary genes predated the origin of metazoans. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 10(1), 130. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-10-130

Chu, K., Havet, P., Ford, N., & Trelles, M. (2010). Surgical care for the direct and indirect victims of violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Conflict and Health, 4(1), 6. doi:10.1186/1752-1505-4-6

Cinnamon, J., & Schuurman, N. (2010). Injury surveillance in low-resource settings using Geospatial and Social Web technologies. International Journal of Health Geographics, 9(1), 25. doi:10.1186/1476-072X-9-25

Collins, P., & Hayes, M. (2010). The role of urban municipal governments in reducing health inequities: A meta-narrative mapping analysis. International Journal for Equity in Health, 9(1), 13. doi:10.1186/1475-9276-9-13

Crooks, V., Kingsbury, P., Snyder, J., & Johnston, R. (2010). What is known about the patient’s experience of medical tourism? A scoping review. BMC Health Services Research, 10(1), 266. doi:10.1186/1472-6963-10-266

Davidson, W., & al,  et. (2010). Sequencing the genome of the Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Genome biology, 11. Retrieved from http://genomebiology.com/2010/11/9/403

Gomez, P., Hackett, T., Moore, M., Knight, D., & Tebbutt, S. (2010). Functional genomics of human bronchial epithelial cells directly interacting with conidia of Aspergillus fumigatus. BMC Genomics, 11(1), 358. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-358

Gorman, K., Handrigan, G., Jin, G., Wallis, R., & Breden, F. (2010). Structural and micro-anatomical changes in vertebrae associated with idiopathic-type spinal curvature in the curveback guppy model. Scoliosis, 5(1), 10. doi:10.1186/1748-7161-5-10

Hankivsky, O., Reid, C., Cormier, R., Varcoe, C., Clark, N., Benoit, C., & Brotman, S. (2010). Exploring the promises of intersectionality for advancing women’s health research. International Journal for Equity in Health, 9(1), 5. doi:10.1186/1475-9276-9-5

Hipfner, J. M., Gorman, K., Vos, R., & Joy, J. (2010). Evolution of embryonic developmental period in the marine bird families Alcidae and Spheniscidae: roles for nutrition and predation? BMC Evolutionary Biology, 10(1), 179. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-10-179

Horspool, D., Coope, R., & Holt, R. (2010). Efficient assembly of very short oligonucleotides using T4 DNA Ligase. BMC Research Notes, 3(1), 291-291.

van der Horst, A., & Forde, N. R. (2010). Power spectral analysis for optical trap stiffness calibration from high-speed camera position detection with limited bandwidth. Optics Express, 18(8), 7670-7677. doi:10.1364/OE.18.007670

Huangfu, W., Sun, L., & Liu, J. C. (2010). A High-Accuracy Non-intrusive Networking Testbed for Wireless Sensor Networks.

Johnston, R. (2010). What is known about the effects of medical tourism in destination and departure countries? A scoping review. International Journal for Equity in Health, 9. Retrieved from http://www.equityhealthj.com/content/9/1/24

Khokhar, Z., Xiao, Z., & Menon, C. (2010). Surface EMG pattern recognition for real-time control of a wrist exoskeleton. BioMedical Engineering OnLine, 9(1), 41. doi:10.1186/1475-925X-9-41

Leong, J., Jantzen, S., von Schalburg, K., Cooper, G., Messmer, A., Liao, N., Munro, S., et al. (2010). Salmo salar and Esox lucius full-length cDNA sequences reveal changes in evolutionary pressures on a post-tetraploidization genome. BMC Genomics, 11(1), 279. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-279

Liu, Jiangchuan, Cao, J., Li, X.-Y., Sun, Limin, Wang, Dan, & Ngai, E. C.-H. (2010). Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of Wireless Sensor Network Systems. EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, 2010, 1-2. doi:10.1155/2010/439890

Lubieniecki, K., Jones, Stacy, Davidson, E., Park, J., Koop, B., Walker, S., & Davidson, W. (2010a). Comparative genomic analysis of Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, from Europe and North America. BMC Genetics, 11(1), 105-105.

Lubieniecki, K., Jones, Stacy, Davidson, E., Park, J., Koop, B., Walker, S., & Davidson, W. (2010b). Comparative genomic analysis of Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, from Europe and North America. BMC Genetics, 11(1), 105. doi:10.1186/1471-2156-11-105

Lukacs, M., Harstad, H., Bakke, H., Beetz-Sargent, M., McKinnel, L., Lubieniecki, K., Koop, B., et al. (2010). Comprehensive analysis of MHC class I genes from the U-, S-, and Z-lineages in Atlantic salmon. BMC Genomics, 11(1), 154. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-154

Lynn, D., Chan, C., Naseer, M., Yau, M., Lo, R., Sribnaia, A., Ring, G., et al. (2010). Curating the innate immunity interactome. BMC Systems Biology, 4(1), 117. doi:10.1186/1752-0509-4-117

Mah, A., Tu, D., Johnsen, R., Chu, J., Chen, N., & Baillie, D. (2010). Characterization of the octamer, a cis-regulatory element that modulates excretory cell gene-expression in Caenorhabditis elegans. BMC Molecular Biology, 11(1), 19. doi:10.1186/1471-2199-11-19

Maisonnasse, A., Alaux, C., Beslay, D., Crauser, D., Gines, C., Plettner, E., & Le Conte, Y. (2010). New insights into honey bee (Apis mellifera) pheromone communication. Is the queen mandibular pheromone alone in colony regulation? Frontiers in Zoology, 7(1), 18. doi:10.1186/1742-9994-7-18

Marquez-Lago, T., Allen, D., & Thewalt, J. (2010). A novel approach to modelling water transport and drug diffusion through the stratum corneum. Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling, 7(1), 33. doi:10.1186/1742-4682-7-33

Mills, E., Wu, P., Lockhart, I., Wilson, K., & Ebbert, J. (2010). Adverse events associated with nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for smoking cessation. A systematic review and meta-analysis of one hundred and twenty studies involving 177,390 individuals. Tobacco Induced Diseases, 8(1), 8. doi:10.1186/1617-9625-8-8

Minami, S. S., Sidahmed, E., Aid, S., Shimoji, M., Niikura, T., Mocchetti, I., Rebeck, G. W., et al. (2010). Therapeutic versus neuroinflammatory effects of passive immunization is dependent on Abeta/amyloid burden in a transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. Journal of Neuroinflammation, 7(1), 57. doi:10.1186/1742-2094-7-57

Mogil, J., Graham, A., Ritchie, J., Hughes, S., Austin, J.-S., Schorscher-Petcu, A., Langford, D., et al. (2010). Hypolocomotion, asymmetrically directed behaviors (licking, lifting, flinching, and shaking) and dynamic weight bearing (gait) changes are not measures of neuropathic pain in mice. Molecular Pain, 6(1), 34. doi:10.1186/1744-8069-6-34

Mohl, M., Salari, R., Will, S., Backofen, R., & Sahinalp, S. C. (2010). Sparsification of RNA structure prediction including pseudoknots. Algorithms for Molecular Biology, 5(1), 39. doi:10.1186/1748-7188-5-39

Nesbitt, M., Moerman, D., & Chen, N. (2010). Identifying novel genes in C. elegans using SAGE tags. BMC Molecular Biology, 11(1), 96-96.

Ostergaard, A., Lubieniecki, K., Martin, S., Stet, R., Davidson, W., & Secombes, C. (2010). Genomic organisation analysis of novel immunoglobulin-like transcripts in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) reveals a tightly clustered and multigene family. BMC Genomics, 11(1), 697-697.

Park, J.-O., Pan, J., Mohrlen, F., Schupp, M.-O., Johnsen, R., Baillie, D., Zapf, R., et al. (2010). Characterization of the astacin family of metalloproteases in C. elegans. BMC Developmental Biology, 10(1), 14. doi:10.1186/1471-213X-10-14

Quinn, N., Boroevich, K., Lubieniecki, K., Chow, W., Davidson, E., Phillips, R., Koop, B., & Davidson, W. (2010a). Genomic organization and evolution of the Atlantic salmon hemoglobin repertoire. BMC Genomics, 11(1), 539-539.

Quinn, N., Boroevich, K., Lubieniecki, K., Chow, W., Davidson, E., Phillips, R., Koop, B., & Davidson, W. (2010b). Genomic organization and evolution of the Atlantic salmon hemoglobin repertoire. BMC Genomics, 11(1), 539. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-539

Raboud, J., Loutfy, M., Su, D., Bayoumi, A., Klein, M., Cooper, C., Machouf, N., et al., the CANOC Collaboration. (2010). Regional differences in rates of HIV-1 viral load monitoring in Canada: Insights and implications for antiretroviral care in high income countries. BMC Infectious Diseases, 10(1), 40. doi:10.1186/1471-2334-10-40

Rose, A., O’Neil, N., Bilenky, M., Butterfield, Y., Malhis, N., Flibotte, S., Jones, M., et al. (2010). Genomic sequence of a mutant strain of Caenorhabditis elegans with an altered recombination pattern. BMC Genomics, 11(1), 131. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-131

Salari, R., Backofen, R., & Sahinalp, S. C. (2010). Fast prediction of RNA-RNA interaction. Algorithms for Molecular Biology, 5(1), 5. doi:10.1186/1748-7188-5-5

Tarailo-Graovac, M., Wang, J., Chu, J., Tu, D., Baillie, D., & Chen, N. (2010). Spindle assembly checkpoint genes reveal distinct as well as overlapping expression that implicates MDF-2/Mad2 in postembryonic seam cell proliferation in Caenorhabditis elegans. BMC Cell Biology, 11(1), 71-71.

Vergara, I., & Chen, N. (2010). Large synteny blocks revealed between Caenorhabditis elegans and Caenorhabditis briggsae genomes using OrthoCluster. BMC Genomics, 11(1), 516-516.

Wagner, P., & Christians, J. (2010). Altered placental expression of PAPPA2 does not affect birth weight in mice. Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, 8(1), 90. doi:10.1186/1477-7827-8-90

Wang, D., Liu, J., Zhang, Q., & Chen, F. (2010). Cooperative Coding and Caching for Streaming Data in Multi-Hop Wireless Networks. wireless networks, 8, 10. doi:doi:10.1155/2010/312714

Watson, C., Lubieniecki, K., Loew, E., Davidson, W., & Breden, F. (2010). Genomic organization of duplicated short wave-sensitive and long wave-sensitive opsin genes in the green swordtail, Xiphophorus helleri. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 10(1), 87. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-10-87

Wei, H., Bizzocchi, J., & Calvert, T. (2010). Time and Space in Digital Game Storytelling. International Journal of Computer Games Technology, 2010, 1-23. doi:10.1155/2010/897217

Williams, A., Crooks, V., Whitfield, K., Kelley, M.-L., Richards, J.-L., DeMiglio, L., & Dykeman, S. (2010). Tracking the evolution of hospice palliative care in Canada: A comparative case study analysis of seven provinces. BMC Health Services Research, 10(1), 147. doi:10.1186/1472-6963-10-147

Yao, M., Liao, Y., Li, G., Law, F., & Tang, Y. (2010). Quantitative analysis of two isoflavones in Pueraria lobata flowers from eleven Chinese provinces using high performance liquid chromatography. Chinese Medicine, 5(1), 14. doi:10.1186/1749-8546-5-14

Yasuike, M., de Boer, J., von Schalburg, K., Cooper, G., McKinnel, L., Messmer, A., So, S., et al. (2010). Evolution of duplicated IgH loci in Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar. BMC Genomics, 11(1), 486. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-486

Ydenberg, R., Dekker, D., Kaiser, G., Shepherd, P., Ogden, L., Rickards, K., & Lank, D. (2010). Winter body mass and over-ocean flocking as components of danger management by Pacific dunlins. BMC Ecology, 10(1), 1. doi:10.1186/1472-6785-10-1

Open Access Law Scholarship and Citation Advantage

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Authors Donovan and Watson have published a study on the impact of open access on legal scholarship. They have concluded that legal scholarship, like other disciplines, gains a citation advantage when published openly. This research supports the work of both Alma Swan (2010). The Open Access Citation Advantage: Studies and Results to Date and A. Ben Wagner Open Access Citation Advantage: An Annotated Bibliography