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CiteULike: Classification of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease with machine-learning techniques using 1H Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy data

CiteULike: Classification of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease with machine-learning techniques using 1H Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy data | Sustainable Life, Sustainable Planet, Sustainable Solutions | Scoop.it
Cristian R. Munteanu, Carlos Fernandez-Lozano, Virginia Mato Abad et al. Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 42, No. 15-16. (September 2015), pp. 6205-6214, doi:10.1016/j.eswa.2015.03.011. First application of 1H-MRS data and machine-learning to the classification of AD. Classification of individuals affected by different stages of dementia. With two spectroscopic voxel volumes in left hippocampus we achieved a 0.866 AUROC. Classification results are in agreement with previous studies using MRI data. Composition of white and grey matter and cerebrospinal fluid is essential in 1H-MRS. Several magnetic resonance techniques have been proposed as non-invasive imaging biomarkers for the evaluation of disease progression and early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). This work is the first application of the Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy 1H-MRS data and machine-learning techniques to the classification of AD. A gender-matched cohort of 260 subjects aged between 57 and 99 years from the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Unit, of the Fundación CIEN-Fundación Reina Sofía has been used. A single-layer perceptron was found for AD prediction with only two spectroscopic voxel volumes (Tvol and CSFvol) in the left hippocampus, with an AUROC value of 0.866 (with TPR 0.812 and FPR 0.204) in a filter feature selection approach. These results suggest that knowing the composition of white and grey matter and cerebrospinal fluid of the spectroscopic voxel is essential in a 1H-MRS study to improve the accuracy of the quantifications and classifications, particularly in those studies involving elder patients and neurodegenerative diseases.
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Study: Friendly People Lead Happier Lives

Study: Friendly People Lead Happier Lives | Sustainable Life, Sustainable Planet, Sustainable Solutions | Scoop.it
Friendly people tend to lead happier lives because they dwell more on positive experiences, defying the strong negativity bias found in humans.
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Radical new economic system will emerge from collapse of capitalism

Radical new economic system will emerge from collapse of capitalism | Sustainable Life, Sustainable Planet, Sustainable Solutions | Scoop.it
Political adviser and author Jeremy Rifkin believes that the creation of a super internet heralds new economic system that could solve society’s sustainability challenges
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There are several strong critiques of capitalism as an economic system.  Here is one. 

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Yale Environment 360: Five Questions for Jeffrey Sachs On Decarbonizing the Economy

Yale Environment 360: Five Questions for Jeffrey Sachs On Decarbonizing the Economy | Sustainable Life, Sustainable Planet, Sustainable Solutions | Scoop.it
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One of the people I admire--Jeffrey Sachs from The Earth Institute. 

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Climate of Change - Modeling Sustainability

Discover how University of Washington researchers and students are giving our communities, and the world, insights and action plans to protect the environmen...
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The End of Sustainability

The End of Sustainability | Sustainable Life, Sustainable Planet, Sustainable Solutions | Scoop.it
The realities of the Anthropocene demand a new approach to environmental governance. (In world of complexity, radical uncertainty, unprecedented change, a call for new enviro policy path.
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Seeds of solar power 'gardens' being planted in Minnesota - Rick Kupchella's - BringMeTheNews.com

Seeds of solar power 'gardens' being planted in Minnesota - Rick Kupchella's - BringMeTheNews.com | Sustainable Life, Sustainable Planet, Sustainable Solutions | Scoop.it
A new state law encouraging the growth of alternative energy sources has spurred several proposals to create solar power "gardens" in Minnesota, the St. Pa
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“Beneath the Surface:” Help us look at Minnesota’s pending groundwater challenge

“Beneath the Surface:” Help us look at Minnesota’s pending groundwater challenge | Sustainable Life, Sustainable Planet, Sustainable Solutions | Scoop.it
MPR News' Ground Level project is launching an examination of the growing concern that Minnesota's groundwater -- source of water to three-quarters of the state's residents -- is on a path that can't be sustained.
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After the significant event in W. VA with 300,000 people affected by polluted drinking water, I am reminded that water will be the resource in greatest demand in the future.  

 

 

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Mastering the VC Game: A Venture Capital Insider Reveals How to ...

Mastering the VC Game: A Venture Capital Insider Reveals How to Get from Start-up to IPO on Your Terms Free Download, Torrent and Fast Download via HTTP also Available.
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SUSTAINABLE EARTH ADVENTURES - Let's Change the World Together!

SUSTAINABLE EARTH ADVENTURES - Let's Change the World Together! | Sustainable Life, Sustainable Planet, Sustainable Solutions | Scoop.it
Learn about sustainable farming during your next adventure. We can help at http://t.co/kpv1SGvl http://t.co/cylw8lE7
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Earl's Organic Looks Back Over 2012 « Earl's Organic Produce

Earl's Organic Looks Back Over 2012 « Earl's Organic Produce | Sustainable Life, Sustainable Planet, Sustainable Solutions | Scoop.it
As the year comes to a close Earl's Organic takes a look back at 2012. We started off the year by continuing to sponsoring the Eco-Farm Conference. Eco-Farm is the oldest and largest yearly ecological agricultural gathering ...
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USDA Releases Organic Farm Info - Jamestown Post Journal

USDA Releases Organic Farm Info
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The 2011 Organic Production Survey counted 9,140 certified organic farms and ranches in the United States, comprising 3.6 million acres of land.
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New information from USDA about organic farms.

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Data geniuses have figured out what the ultimate U.S. road trip looks like

Data geniuses have figured out what the ultimate U.S. road trip looks like | Sustainable Life, Sustainable Planet, Sustainable Solutions | Scoop.it
Who needs an atlas when you have an algorithm? Data tinkerer Randy Olson, who is now known across the internet for developing the optimum search path for Where’s Waldo books, has used this same algorithm to compute the optimal American road trip. At the urging of Tracy Staedter from Discovery News, Olson set out to […]
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Berlin duo launch a supermarket with no packaging

Berlin duo launch a supermarket with no packaging | Sustainable Life, Sustainable Planet, Sustainable Solutions | Scoop.it
Shrink-wrapped shallots and polystyrene-packed peppers are a thing of the past at Original Unverpackt, a German concept store selling groceries without the packaging
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This is an important idea.  

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What Kind of Introvert Are You? | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network

What Kind of Introvert Are You? | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network | Sustainable Life, Sustainable Planet, Sustainable Solutions | Scoop.it
Are you an introvert? It depends on which book you read.

Here's a sampling of the various conceptualizations of introversion in pop culture [1]:

Preference for quiet, minimally ...
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Chris McKnett: The investment logic for sustainability

Sustainability is pretty clearly one of the world's most important goals; but what groups can really make environmental progress in leaps and bounds? Chris M...
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The Conversation: Elizabeth Kolbert and Bill McKibben - The American Prospect

The Conversation: Elizabeth Kolbert and Bill McKibben - The American Prospect | Sustainable Life, Sustainable Planet, Sustainable Solutions | Scoop.it
The American Prospect The Conversation: Elizabeth Kolbert and Bill McKibben The American Prospect Bill McKibben, a writer and the founder of 350.org, a global organizing effort to curb the advance of climate change, has argued for more than 20...
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True environmental warriors.

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The Yin and Yang of Sustainability Communication: Environmental ...

The Yin and Yang of Sustainability Communication: Environmental ... | Sustainable Life, Sustainable Planet, Sustainable Solutions | Scoop.it
Manufacturers of greener products are debating whether customers want them to “label the greener products” or “share the eco-data.”
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Such a challenge.  

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Big Chicken: Pollution and Industrial Poultry Production in America - Pew Environment Group

Broiler chickens are big business. Produced by the millions, their waste pollutes many of our nation’s waterways.
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We tried to create a business converting chicken poop into organic fertilizer (layers not broilers) and the cost of the manure was too high to make the model work.  Making too much selling the farmers raw manure. 

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College consortium to develop sustainable ag program - Capital Press (subscription)

College consortium to develop sustainable ag program Capital Press (subscription) Edmonds Community College has received a $900,000, three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to start a Sustainable Agriculture Education collaborative...
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Create a mandate to increase the penetration of fully sustainable farming. | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government

Create a mandate to increase the penetration of fully sustainable farming. | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government | Sustainable Life, Sustainable Planet, Sustainable Solutions | Scoop.it
Create a mandate to increase the penetration of fully sustainable farming. http://t.co/P49BX07B #sustainability #gmo #agriculture #obama
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Ga. farmers get new sales tax breaks in 2013 - Thecoastalsource

Ga. farmers get new sales tax breaks in 2013 - Thecoastalsource | Sustainable Life, Sustainable Planet, Sustainable Solutions | Scoop.it
Ga. farmers get new sales tax breaks in 2013
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Things like animal feed, seed, and fertilizer were exempt from state sales tax for everyone, but that changes on Jan. 1, 2013. Regular customers will ...
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