Aisha Khan

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Following the success obtained with transplantation of fresh human islets under steroid-free immunosuppression, this trial evaluated the transplantation of islets that had undergone a period of in vitro culture and the potential of tumor necrosis factor (TNF-alpha) blockade to improve islet engraftment. Subjects included 16 patients with type 1 diabetes(More)
We address the problem of detecting and localizing cells in time lapse microscopy images during early stage embryo development. Our approach is based on a linear chain Markov model that estimates the number and location of cells at each time step. The state space for each time step is derived from a randomized ellipse fitting algorithm that attempts to find(More)
While regional heterogeneity in islet distribution has been well studied in rodents, less is known about human pancreatic histology. To fill gaps in our understanding, regional differences in the adult human pancreas were quantitatively analyzed including the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes (T2D). Cadaveric pancreas specimens were collected from the head,(More)
BACKGROUND Endothelial dysfunction, characterized by diminished endothelial progenitor cell (EPC) function and flow-mediated vasodilation (FMD), is a clinically significant feature of heart failure (HF). Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which have pro-angiogenic properties, have the potential to restore endothelial function. Accordingly, we tested the(More)
Measurement of the proliferative behavior of human embry-onic cells in vitro is important to many biomedical applications ranging from basic biology research to advanced applications , such as determining embryo viability during in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments. Automated prediction of the embryo viability, by tracking cell divisions up to the 4-cell(More)
Recently, it has been shown that early division patterns, such as cell division timing biomarkers, are crucial to predict human embryo viability. Precise and accurate measurement of these markers requires cell lineage analysis to identify normal and abnormal division patterns. However, current approaches to early-stage embryo analysis only focus on(More)
The angiotensin converting enzyme gene (ACE) is a candidate gene for an individual's genetic susceptibility to left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). LVH has long been thought to be an end point of essential hypertension (EH), rather than a separate entity, though it is influenced by a unique set of hormonal, vascular and genetic factors. In this study, we(More)
We address the problem of counting cells in time-lapse mi-croscopy images of developing human embryos. Cell counting is considered as an important step in analyzing biological phenomenon such as embryo viability. Traditional approaches to counting cells rely on hand crafted features and cannot fully take advantage of the growth in data set sizes. In this(More)
Previous studies of fine motor control have focused on the ability of participants to match their grip force production to a visually provided template. We investigated differences exhibited in pinch force control during variable force production templates, including sine-, sawtooth-, and square-wave templates. Our results indicate that increased force(More)