An ancestral chemical code: Are plant triterpenoids talking to and through our gut?

The other day I talked about the striking analogy between the endogenous vitamin D metabolite calcitroic acid and bile acids and reported some of my own unpublished results suggesting that this compound may in fact be a pleiotropic hormone ...

blog / 07-07-2017 / Comments Off on An ancestral chemical code: Are plant triterpenoids talking to and through our gut?

Calcitroic acid: Inactive excretion product or the Sun’s bile acid?

My recent and serendipitous incursion in the world of natural products (by virtue of my machine-learning scoring function) has also brought about a new hypothesis concerning an endogenous metabolite, calcitroic acid: I believe that there is a ...

blog / 07-04-2017 / Comments Off on Calcitroic acid: Inactive excretion product or the Sun’s bile acid?

A Python script: From a microplate reader dose-response Excel file to a vectorial graph

This Python script takes as input the dose-response Excel file from your microplate reader and, in a fraction of a second, produces a dose-response curve in vectorial format (editable and scalable). It is just a template. It needs to be hacked to ...

blog, software / 06-27-2017 / Comments Off on A Python script: From a microplate reader dose-response Excel file to a vectorial graph

How to install NVIDIA CUDA 6 (and compile all the samples) in Debian Testing x86_64

Debian is not among the GNU/Linux distribution officially supported by the NVIDIA CUDA SDK 6.0 installer. The installation is nevertheless possible and quite straightforward. However, compiling the samples requires a bit of code hacking. Here is how ...

blog, prosciens, software / 07-22-2014 / Comments Off on How to install NVIDIA CUDA 6 (and compile all the samples) in Debian Testing x86_64

Nanoxia Deep Silence 6: A non-comprehensive review

We have recently purchased a Nanoxia Deep Silence 6 case in order to test its noise damping capabilities. A few days ago, we have completed the migration of one of our workstations. The bottom line is: The case is great. We do not intent ...

blog, hardware, prosciens / 03-05-2014 / Comments Off on Nanoxia Deep Silence 6: A non-comprehensive review