Sunday, April 25, 2010

The state of speech recognition in GNU/Linux.

ViaVoice for GNU/Linux was pulled by IBM.
Current/future possiblities might include simon and CMU Sphinx.

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@doctorow's law applied to DRM; a benevolent dictatorship. #iPad

"If someone takes something that belongs to you, and puts a lock on it that you don't have a key for, that lock isn't in your best interests."
"Anytime someone puts a lock on something you own, against your wishes, and doesn't give you the key, they're not doing it for your benefit."
-Cory Doctorow

In his recent Publisher's Weekly article, Cory reviews why "Already, Apple's App Store has displayed the warning signs of a less-than-benevolent dictator."


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Friday, April 16, 2010

Anybody tried this one? Voltaic Systems Solar pack.

Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 Enhances Extinction and Reduces Renewal of Conditioned Fear

"FGF2-treated rats showed less renewal of fear when tested in the original training context than did vehicle-treated rats. This pattern occurred even when vehicle rats were given double the amount of extinction training, and when FGF2-treated rats were given equivalent exposure to the extinction context. These results show that FGF2 facilitates long-term extinction and attenuates relapse, and thus highlight its potential as a novel pharmacological adjunct to exposure therapy."

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

RT @NatureNews Picture post: Rosette cloud’s new stars

The European Space Agency’s infrared orbiting telescope Herschel has sent back this image of the Rosette cloud, for your viewing pleasure.

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Anonymization of electronic medical records for validating genome-wide association studies. Vanderbilt. PNAS.

"experiments with real patient data derived from the Vanderbilt's University Medical Center verify that our approach generates data that eliminate the threat of individual reidentification, while supporting GWAS validation and clinical case analysis tasks."

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Friday, April 2, 2010

Robust Replication of Genotype-Phenotype Associations across Multiple Diseases in an Electronic Medical Record (AJHG)

Ritchie et al., Vanderbilt:

"phenotypes representing clinical diagnoses can be extracted from EMR systems, and they support the use of DNA resources coupled to EMR systems as tools for rapid generation of large data sets required for replication of associations found in research cohorts and for discovery in genome science"

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Genetic Control of Individual Differences in Gene-Specific Methylation in Human Brain (AJHG)

"DNA methylation is frequently a heritable continuous quantitatively variable trait in human brain"

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