I was reading a paper on brain refrigeration when Harry mentioned this experiment to me:
What was surprising was the dog was ischemic for 10 minutes! I would’ve thought brain swelling would’ve kicked in and prevented recirculation. This is fascinating.
I was doing some next generation sequencing (NGS) analysis over the weekend, for the the first time. As such, I had to get some of the common software tools like PEAR and bowtie. Their official sites were hosted by SourceForge, but I didn’t want to download the binaries from SourceForge ’cause I’m paranoid about malware. So, I compiled them myself.
The process turned out to be super easy!
They all have git repos:
For example, for bowtie, you can do:
git clone https://github.com/BenLangmead/bowtie.git
For bowtie, you need libtbb, and for bowtie2, you need to compile with NO_TBB=1.
I’m pleasantly surprised because I remember the struggle of building open source projects when I was a young’un.
Just wanted to share!
Oh man, I feel like Santa when a new shipment of pipette tips comes in and I resupply the benches.
p200 for you, and you, and you!
Today I learned some yeast strains express proteins that allow them to clump together and precipitate out super fast. Neat!
The same phenomenon happens in some beer yeast, where they precipitate out of beer during the brewing process.
I feel like a yeast pimp whenever I mate different strains of yeast together.
This is how I feel in lab.
The first time I went into lab after my PyCon hiatus, I found a broken centrifuge on Marcelle’s bench.
Died of a broken heart. Marcelle you are missed.
Marcelle had just left the lab group for medical school a few weeks prior.