Sunday, 25 March 2012

Research: If you don't understand, don't be afraid to ask!

Winter MR, Fang C, Banker G, Roysam B, Cohen AR.Axonal transport analysis using Multitemporal Association Tracking. Int J Comput Biol Drug Des. 2012;5(1):35-48

Multitemporal Association Tracking (MAT) is a new graph-based method for multitarget tracking in biological applications that reduces the error rate and implementation complexity compared to approaches based on bipartite matching. The data association problem is solved over a window of future detection data using a graph-based cost function that approximates the Bayesian a posteriori association probability. MAT has been applied to hundreds of image sequences, tracking organelle and vesicles to quantify the deficiencies in axonal transport that can accompany neurodegenerative disorders such as Huntington's Disease and Multiple Sclerosis and to quantify changes in transport in response to therapeutic interventions.
 
I know some of you say that our post sometimes go over your head,  but there are also posts that go over my head. I haven't a clue what this report is really cacking-on about.. probably science fiction, but it serves as a reminder if you do not understand something, don't be a fraid to ask, there will be loads of people in the same boat. 

4 comments:

  1. Well, that was good for a chuckle as I read your last paragraph.

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  2. Mathematicians they speak another language!

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  3. so do scientists
    http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/career_magazine/previous_issues/articles/2012_03_23/caredit.a1200033

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