Monthly Archives: December 2015

From Fight Aging!: More Details on Bcl-2 Inhibitors as Senolytic Drugs

‘A few weeks ago researchers announced the discovery of a potential new class of drug capable of some degree of clearance of senescent cells in old tissues. As an approach to treating aging and its associated medical conditions this has … Continue reading

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From Fight Aging!: A Review of the State of Bone Tissue Engineering

‘This open access review looks over present work on the engineering of new bone tissue, created from a patient’s own cells, and the state of progress towards clinical availability. For most people the greatest problem with bones is the loss … Continue reading

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A Weekly Dose of Hazlitt: Inflation Disrepute

“Inflation Disrepute” is the title of Henry Hazlitt’s Newsweek column from July 21, 1958. Here Hazlitt talks about the early stirrings for European monetary union and notes that such a union existed and even encompassed non-European countries in the era … Continue reading

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Contra Krugman: Episode 15 – Krugman Calls for Housing Bubble, Tries to Weasel Out of It, Then Blames Capitalism

‘This one is a doozy. Krugman called for low interest rates in 2001 precisely to stimulate housing, even calling for a housing bubble (this was “a joke,” he later claimed) in 2002. Now he says the artificial stimulus to housing … Continue reading

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The Tom Woods Show: Episode 561 – Capitalism: Not Guilty of Creating the Housing Bubble

‘Since 2008, the Left has mocked the idea that the government might have had a hand in the housing bubble and collapse and the financial crisis, which are portrayed as spontaneous outcomes of a market economy. This thesis is blasted … Continue reading

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Local and global gestalt laws: A neurally based spectral approach

‘A mathematical model of figure-ground articulation is presented, taking into account both local and global gestalt laws. The model is compatible with the functional architecture of the primary visual cortex (V1). Particularly the local gestalt law of good continuity is … Continue reading

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Transformed Residual Quantization for Approximate Nearest Neighbor Search

‘The success of product quantization (PQ) for fast nearest neighbor search depends on the exponentially reduced complexities of both storage and computation with respect to the codebook size. Recent efforts have been focused on employing sophisticated optimization strategies, or seeking … Continue reading

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