An Embryonic Diapause-like Adaptation with Suppressed Myc Activity Enables Tumor Treatment Persistence

Collaborators at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard recently published an article detailing the transcriptional program characteristic of treatment-persistent tumor cells. Find the summary below and read more at Cancer Cell. Summary Treatment-persistent residual tumors impede curative cancer therapy. To... Read more

From East to East: concepts of the vipassana tradition in Tolstoy’s art

Leo Tolstoy’s art has invited many labels from critical readers. For some, his art may be described as realist. And rightfully so: in Anna Karenina a reader experiences the inner lives of Stepan Arkadyevich, Konstantin Dmitrievich, and Anna Arkadyevna as they evolve in real time. In Sevastopol Tales and War and Peace a reader walks through first... Read more

Feels on Hicks St.

The first EP from Feels on Hicks St. is out on SoundCloud. Info Recorded at Playground Studios in just a few live takes, Open to Vocals is an instrumental EP that showcases a range of styles clustered around the periphery of jazz and funk. The EP features three original songs as well as two arrangements of popular songs. Songs Up in the A... Read more

Keep Stanford Wrestling

Stanford University recently announced its intention to eliminate its varsity wrestling program after 104 years of history. The coaching staff and current athletes are committed to finding a better resolution of the university’s concerns regarding its varsity sports programs, and are actively engaged in an effort to keep the wrestling team going... Read more

The Laplace transform for computing integrals over the probability simplex

This post concerns taking integrals over the $$K$$-probability simplex, defined as $\Delta_K = \left\{\boldsymbol{\theta} \in \mathbb{R}^K : \boldsymbol{\theta} \geq 0, \boldsymbol{\theta}^\top \mathbf{1} = 1\right\}$ In general, simplex integrals are difficult to evaluate. However, product functions of the form \[\prod_{k=1}^K f_k (\theta_... Read more