Butterfly Chicken

I can’t believe how easy this is.

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Medical AI companies

It’s a rapidly-expanding field, and I want to start collecting examples of companies that use AI for medical purposes.

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Self-Experimenters Guide to Probiotics: References

I’ve tried to summarize what little I know about probiotics in a series of posts [to be included here]. This is the post where I summarize my references.

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Clabbered milk

After many years enjoying raw milk, I can’t believe I just discovered this. If you leave unpasteurized milk on the counter for a few days, it will curdle into a yogurt-like consistency, a little sour but not unpleasant. It’s called clabbered milk, and for nearly the entire existence of milk-drinking humanity, it was the main leavening agent for quick breads like biscuits and corn bread. It is unbelievably easy to make: you simply leave the milk (covered) on the counter for a few days at room temperature. Apparently you can speed the process by adding a touch of another fermented product, like yogurt or kefir, but it’s not necessary.

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C. difficile and Trehalose

Rough notes from the webinar The Scientist: Precision Medicine Learning Lessons from the Microbiome (now available online)

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Best academic papers about the microbiome

If you’re new to the microbiome and would like to dig into the academic papers that drive the field, here’s the selection that I consider required reading.

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Taller Than Me

Gary and me

My brother was taller than me. I didn’t think about it much when I was young because, well, he was older and I was growing too. It’s just not something that ever occurred to me.

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My favorite books about the microbiome

The number of books about the microbiome have exploded in the past few years, but I’ve tried to read (or at least skim) every book I can find. If you’re a newcomer who would like to come up to speed, here’s my ranked list of the best books as of today (November 2016).

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Scott Adams How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

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Viruses that attack the brain

The Zika virus attracts attention because it causes an obvious birth defect.

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