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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 13, 2013.
By United Press International

Australian zebra finch genome sequenced

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., March 31 (UPI) -- A U.S.-led international team of scientists from more than 20 institutions says it has sequenced the genome of the Australian zebra finch songbird.

Study looks at bird brain genetic activity

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., July 7 (UPI) -- U.S. biologists say they've discovered unusual gene activity in the brains of zebra finches occurs after the birds hear a new song from another bird.

Social interactions alter gene expression

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have discovered social interactions can alter the brain's genetic expression far more significantly than has been thought.

Protein that kills cells may help memory

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've determined a protein known to kill cells also plays an important role in memory formation.

Supreme Court upholds S.C. execution

COLUMBIA, S.C., March 19 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision Friday to allow the execution in Columbia, S.C., of a man convicted of killing a police officer.

Peter Cincotti: veteran cabaret star at 19

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Peter Cincotti was only 18 when he made his New York cabaret debut as a headliner last year at the Algonquin Hotel's legendary Oak Room, and he is back again at 19 as a veteran cabaret star who is rapidly maturing as an eminently polished singer and compo
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late Bill Monroe, the "father of bluegrass," who was born in 1911, the late Mel Torme in 1925, James Johnson of the 1950s R&B group the Jayhawks in 1939 (age 63), the late Tim Hardin in 1940; Blood Sweat and Tears lead singer
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly Today in Music package for Sept. 7-13.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

(July 22)
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

(July 20)
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David Clayton
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David George Clayton, born 13 June 1944, is a distinguished British statistician and epidemiologist. He is titular Professor of Biostatistics in the University of Cambridge and Wellcome Trust and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Principal Research Fellow in the Diabetes and Inflammation Laboratory, where he chairs the statistics group. Clayton is an ISI highly cited researcher placing him in the top 250 most cited scientists in mathematics the world over the last 20 years.

Clayton has worked in theoretical and applied statistics, both frequentist and Bayesian. With Norman Breslow he has published important work on generalized linear mixed models. Clayton was a pioneer in the application of MCMC methods to problems in biostatistics. More recently, he has worked in genetic epidemiology.

Clayton read Natural Sciences at King's College, Cambridge and following this worked as a researcher in ergonomics and cybernetics. He then worked as a statistician at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the University of Leicester and the MRC Biostatistics Unit in Cambridge before taking up his present position.

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