Michael A. Castello, MD, PhD

Child Neurology resident, neuroscientist, companion, technology enthusiast (carbon & silicon-based varieties), avid learner, passionate advocate.


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  • How Tech Can Help Science
    My technical problems often involve physical limitations.
  • Masks and Breathing
    Here’s a nice anecdotal follow-up to those mask objections I wrote about. Remember, even if it did demonstrate that a mask “cut oxygen levels,” that is not the same order of magnitude of problem as spreading a disease like COVID-19. Doctor Runs 22 Miles Wearing Face Mask to Show it Doesn’t Cut Oxygen Levels.
  • Objections to Prevention
    A rundown of objections to COVID-19 prevention strategies, and why those objections are wrong.
  • Rule In, Rule Out
    Looking at false positives, false negatives, and what that means for COVID-19 testing.
  • If $1000 Was One Pixel
    Wealth inequality fills me with impotent anger. I think most of us have difficulty grasping the sheer vastness of the gap between working people—including those who make pretty hefty salaries—and billionaires, so I am constantly looking for ways to make that comparison more understandable. One of my Friends Andrew (I know a lot of Andrews)…