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Alwayssunnyinarizona309 karma

Not to butt in to the OP's AMA, but you should read up on Temple Grandin. There's some incredibly large $$ figure for how much meat was wasted prior to her developing several aspects of slaughterhouse procedures and architecture. Wasted because of damage, poor taste, etc.

Basically, yes, calm animals make good meat and it took Temple Grandin to show slaughterhouses just how important it was to their bottom line$.

Alwayssunnyinarizona247 karma

Former vaccine researcher here - it's one of the toughest problems to solve (maybe the only thing tougher is a vaccine for prions and other misfolded proteins - my current field), and will likely take some advancements in fields across cell biology, virology, and immunology to make it happen. My guess is that the vaccine won't be targeting antigens that are subject to drift and shift, but processes that are common to all influenza viruses - cell surface binding, replication, etc. That's where the bright minds from different fields comes into play. This requires some real out-of-the-box thinking.

Alwayssunnyinarizona156 karma

Did you have any profound personality changes? You mentioned supreme pizza, did you only like pepperoni before, for example?

I'm reading a great book about neurology and brain injuries now - "The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons," well worth the read - Sam Kean is a great author.

E: also wanted to add that the husband of a good friend of mine is in a medically induced coma right now, following a TBI.

What advice would you give to people to help them work through being a caregiver for someone with a TBI?

Alwayssunnyinarizona106 karma

How common is it to have misphonia to the sound of your mother-in-law's voice? (or any specific voice, really)

I'm asking seriously; there's no sound that grates on me quite like my mother-in-law's voice.

Alwayssunnyinarizona83 karma

As a kid I discovered that Francs (I forget the denomination) were the same dimensions as a quarter.

Of course, I was a kid, so chances are that denomination was more valuable than a quarter, but my dad had a drawer full of foreign currency and I needed quarters, soo...