Muller Report - Get your own PDF version here.

The Muller report. 

This is the redacted report, but if you want your own PDF file copy to read. Here it is. There are many other places to get it too but not all have a download. 

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Muller Report PDF file for downloading.

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Dr Mitton


Data Analysis Technical Special: Fixing Package Installation Problems for R and R-studio in OS-X.

What does this mean when I am trying to update R packages in R-Studio?

"xcrun: error: invalid active developer path (/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools), missing xcrun?
R-Studio is a popular workspace tool for getting started with R. I have been using R for some years to use the dose-response-curve (drc) package to fit our dose-response data. We study cells from human donor retinas, called endothelial cells. They form the inside of retinal blood vessels. Most new blindness in the United States each year is caused by diabetic retinopathy, which damages blood vessels. 


Wanting to update my own R-programming abilities and finding better ways to teach my own students and staff how to use R, I have been working through "Getting Started with R: An Introduction for Biologists" (2nd Edition, Beckerman, Childs, Petchey). The book makes the excellent point that the first problem in learning R for most students is getting stuck at how to get their data into R. It's not hard, but often the processes are explained poorly in many R-reference books. Unfortunately, while the authors have a good chapter on getting data into R, there is the reality that some of the functions and libraries needed to read in data from .cvs formatted files are in the R-package called readr. R-studio will ask you to let it install readr if it is missing in your library of packages and you can select YES, and Install, but sometimes the process fails. So as a new student of R, you get stuck at .... trying to get your data into R!! How do you fix this problem? Read on...

Run, Hide, Fight: is your Kid's University Campus Unprepared for a Campus Shooter?


Survey of Preparation for Active Shooter events at Universities and Colleges
Or copy and share this short URL:
https://goo.gl/forms/H2YzoqiLhQvrQeuk1



In early December 2018, there was strange confusion in social media, and in particular many conservative media outlets, about "hockey pucks" being given to students and faculty at a "Michigan" university to "throw at shooters". Descriptions suggested images of students and faculty roaming the hallways like Marines, to attack bad guys with hockey pucks. The shocking secret of the whole affair was the number printed on these pucks, which almost no Fox media outlet ever actually explained, even though some were using a picture of the special puck they found in one of my own twitter posts. Printed in bold large font, it says "#33395 AUFD". What does this educational tool refer too? 

Green-House Gas Effect and Global Warming 101

Welcome to a simple experiment in global warming. This experiment class will teach you about the way carbon dioxide causes the earth to get warmer and why the amount of extra carbon dioxide we Humans are making is tweeking that temperature to rise higher. It is not debatable, and as a matter of fact, it is as clear as the Sun, Earth and the Moon. If you believe these three heavenly bodies exist, then you have proof of global warming's link to greenhouse gasses. Why? Read on.... because today is MOONDAY!

Autism. What are the causes? The genetic realities we are learning about today.

Autism.

For decades, many parents with autistic children have wanted to know why their child has autism and they wanted some thing to blame for the condition. This has lead to vaccines being blamed, which many studies have shown is not true, and even other drugs such as antibiotics.

I previously wrote a blog post on this topic, describing the some of the first new findings of genetic reasons, DNA changes, that impact genes encoding for proteins that are important to the normal function of neurons (neural cells) in our brains. This has come about largely because of our ability to now completely read the entire genomic DNA sequence of a patient. Children with autism, and also the genomic DNA sequences of their parents.

Equifax Data Breach. ONE year ago today. What you can do to keep damage to your identify minimized.

Don't Panic

WHAT TO DO


The #Equifax Data Breach.
Over 140 MILLION persons living in the United States had Equifax loose all their private financial data, including addresses and social security numbers and financial account information.

If you got a notice that you were included in the data loss, then you should visit the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) website to guide you. (Lets not just call it data breach, it was a LOSS of our data.)

Check it out before the current White House does any more work to strip the consumer protection functions of the FTC and other departments. Its still there from 2017, last year. 

Go to the FTC's guide on how to find out if your credit report information was lost by Equifax and what steps you can do to protect yourself. Here is the link, just click: