Sunday Reads – Links I Found Interesting 6/16

PyTorch

PyTorch Hub is an awesome new step forward in research reproducibility for machine learning and artificial intelligence. Makes it super easy to publish your pre-trained research models and for others to download them and test them. I was shocked how uncommon it was for people to publish their models when I first started reading machine learning papers.

An enzymatic pathway in the human gut microbiome that converts A to universal O type blood

This was a metagenomic study that identified two enzymes that may help convert A and B blood to O increasing the supply of blood available.

SciHive

This is a cool ArXiv access point with upvoting and down voting, ability to save notes, see twitter commentary on paper and more.

Scientific Nutrition Update 44: Arginine Precursors, Macrophages, and Recovery

 

This episode is a request from a fan of the site.  They wanted to know whether arginine precursors may help with recovery by interacting with macrophages.  This is a little bit heavier science than many of my episodes, but it was interesting to me and I hope it will be interesting to you too.

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Scientific Nutrition Update 42: Football and Heart Disease

Before I start what is likely going to be one of my controversial episodes, I need to make it very clear that I love football.  I played for a decade and coached for seven years.  However, there is emerging evidence of a link between football and heart disease.  On a more personal note, several of the men who have coached me at different points in my career have died from heart attacks.  Take every effort you can to control the risk factors you can.  Consult regularly with your physician, and make sure that you are working with him to control your blood pressure, your cholesterol, and everything else you can.

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