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University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation | Date: 2017-02-22
A method is for estimating a three-dimensional (3D) representation of a set of two-dimensional (2D) curves of a concept drawing, the estimate of the 3D representation corresponding to a 3D object underlying the concept drawing. The method comprises: obtaining a representation of a set of 2D curves a concept drawing that represent a 3D object underlying the concept drawing; determining an energy function based on the set of 2D curves, the energy function comprising one or more terms, each term reflective of a preference for a 3D representation based on a characteristic of the 2D curves which reflects how concept drawings are commonly perceived to represent 3D objects; and performing an optimization which minimizes the energy function to thereby determine the 3D representation.
University of Toronto and University of Aberdeen | Date: 2017-07-05
The present disclosure relates to indole derivatives of the formula (I) which are cannabinoid type 1 receptor modulators and which are useful in the treatment of diseases in which modulation of the receptor is beneficial; to processes for their preparation; to pharmaceutical compositions comprising them; and to methods of using them.
University of Toronto | Date: 2017-03-29
Contemplated methods and devices comprise use of a charged probe and a pseudoligand in the electrochemical detection of a wide range of analytes, including nucleic acids, proteins and small molecules. In certain embodiments, the pseudoligand forms a complex with the probe that has a reduced charge magnitude compared to the probe itself, and is displaced from the probe when the complex is exposed to the analyte.
University of Toronto | Date: 2017-06-28
A compound of formula (I) as described herein and methods and uses thereof as probes in the mass tagging of biosensors or biologically active materials for use in mass cytometry analysis of tissue samples such as in the detection, labelling and quantification of oxygen-deprived cells by using, for example, tellurophene-tagged 2-nitroimidazole.
University of Toronto | Date: 2017-04-05
The present invention provides stable, cyclic bent allene metal complexes and methods of conducting chemical processes, preferably olefin hydrogenation, comprising contacting an olefin substrate, preferably an unsaturated polymer, with a cyclic bent allene metal complex as described herein, under hydrogenation conditions.
University of Toronto | Date: 2017-01-18
The present invention relates to methods of modifying pathogen resistance in plants and plants having modified pathogen resistance. In particular, the present invention relates to modification of expression or activity of a negative regulator of plant immunity.
University of Toronto | Date: 2017-04-05
The present disclosure relates to compounds having the Formula (Formula (I)) which are inhibitors of STAT5.
University of Toronto | Date: 2017-06-21
Polar hydrophobic ionic materials and, in particular, polar hydrophobic ionic polyurethanes having a minimum ratio of hydrophobic and anionic components to the remainder of the polymer components are provided that exhibit reduced IgG Fab exposure.
Samsung and University of Toronto | Date: 2017-04-19
A training method of training an illumination compensation model includes extracting, from a training image, an albedo image of a face area, a surface normal image of the face area, and an illumination feature, the extracting being based on an illumination compensation model; generating an illumination restoration image based on the albedo image, the surface normal image, and the illumination feature; and training the illumination compensation model based on the training image and the illumination restoration image.
Oatley K.,University of Toronto
Trends in Cognitive Sciences | Year: 2016
Fiction is the simulation of selves in interaction. People who read it improve their understanding of others. This effect is especially marked with literary fiction, which also enables people to change themselves. These effects are due partly to the process of engagement in stories, which includes making inferences and becoming emotionally involved, and partly to the contents of fiction, which include complex characters and circumstances that we might not encounter in daily life. Fiction can be thought of as a form of consciousness of selves and others that can be passed from an author to a reader or spectator, and can be internalized to augment everyday cognition. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd