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7.18 Day 19 Agenda abstract: scientific & non-scientific
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Abstract Scientific abstract: – Summarizes paper Non-scientific abstract: – For the lay person, e.g. your mom – Gives background, motivation for the study – Ends with the goal or main finding of the study Scientific abstract: details given in the paper • does not give too many details • Can be written in 4-5 sentences Non-scientific abstract: • written for someone who doesn’t understand the problem. • Therefore, explain context before the experiment • For example, New York Times or New Scientist
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Example Abstract section from following article removed due to copyright reasons. Please see Lin, H, et al. “Amyloid β protein forms ion channels: implications for Alzheimer’s disease pathophysiology.” FASEB J 15 (2001): 2433.
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5-sentence scientific abstract Amyloid β protein (A β P) is the major constituent of senile plaques associated with
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course BIO 7.012 taught by Professor Lander during the Fall '10 term at MIT.

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