We are a group of users focused on expanding the breadth and depth of Groovy and Grails development skills with our members who live and work in the DFW area. Our meetings are on the 1st Wednesday of every month (social & food at 6:30pm, meeting content at 7:00pm) at the NEW Improving office in Plano.

General Announcement

Starting with the June 2017 meeting we will be focusing on introducing new members to Groovy. We will have a series of talks that will bring them up to speed on Groovy, Gradle, Grails and application development. Please bring your friend, neighbor and co-worker, especially if they are familiar with Java, as the ramp-up is very easy.

UQ Institute for Molecular Bioscience researcher Affiliate Teacher Carol Wicking.

Utilizing a technique known as whole exome sequencing to analyse most of a patient’s genes simultaneously, researchers in Germany and the united states found errors inside a gene known as DZIP1L in four families with ARPKD. Associate Teacher Wicking and colleagues in Australia, Singapore and Germany utilized laboratory-based models to verify that errors with this gene did indeed trigger kidney defects, and started to explore and realize why. ‘The gene DZIP1L is apparently linked to the function of cilia, that are little antenna-like extensions that task from virtually all cells from the physical body, including those in the kidney, and play a significant function in controlling vital cellular features,’ Associate Teacher Wicking said. ‘This gene makes a proteins that functions at the bottom from the cilium, which, when defective, causes a domino impact leading to complications in cilia and, subsequently, a malfunctioning kidney.The analysis could revolutionise the bionic implant market as well as the advancement of brand-new, much less intrusive technology that even more resemble body tissue carefully, helping to deal with degenerative eye circumstances such as for example retinitis pigmentosa. Mainly because photography depends upon camera pixels reacting to light simply, vision depends on the retina performing the same function. The retina rests behind the eye, and contains proteins cells that convert light into electric indicators that travel through the anxious system, triggering a reply from the mind, creating a picture from the scene getting seen ultimately.