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In this paper we present a novel real-time algorithm for simultaneous pose and shape estimation for articulated objects, such as human beings and animals. The key of our pose estimation component is to embed the articulated deformation model with exponential-maps-based parametrization into a Gaussian Mixture Model. Benefiting from this probabilistic(More)
This paper presents a novel compact coding approach , composite quantization, for approximate nearest neighbor search. The idea is to use the composition of several elements selected from the dictionaries to accurately approximate a vector and to represent the vector by a short code composed of the indices of the selected elements. To efficiently compute(More)
Actinomycetes are a major source of antimicrobials, anticancer compounds, and other medically important products, and their genomes harbor extensive biosynthetic potential. Major challenges in the screening of these microorganisms are to activate the expression of cryptic biosynthetic gene clusters and the development of technologies for efficient(More)
p300, a transcriptional co-activator with histone acetyl transferase (HAT) activity, plays an essential role in the pathogenesis of cardiomyocyte hypertrophy in response to multiple pro-hypertrophic stimuli including hyperglycemia. However, the precise mechanisms by which p300 expression is regulated remain unclear. The purpose of this study was to(More)
Postischemic seizures are associated with worsened outcome following stroke, but the underlying pathophysiology is poorly understood. Here we examined acute seizures in adult mice following hypoxia-ischemia (HI) via combined behavioral, electrophysiological, and histological assessments. C57BL/6 mice aged 4-9 months received a permanent occlusion of the(More)
We present doubly stochastic gradient MCMC, a simple and generic method for (approximate) Bayesian inference of deep gen-erative models in the collapsed continuous parameter space. At each MCMC sampling step, the algorithm randomly draws a mini-batch of data samples to estimate the gradient of log-posterior and further estimates the intractable expectation(More)
Optional Pólya tree (OPT) is a flexible nonparametric Bayesian prior for density estimation. Despite its merits, the computation for OPT inference is challenging. In this paper we present time complexity analysis for OPT inference and propose two algorithmic improvements. The first improvement, named limited-lookahead optional Pólya tree (LL-OPT), aims at(More)
Immature endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) carrying osteocalcin (OCN) might mediate vascUlar calcification in coronary artery disease (CAD). Spotty calcification within atherosclerotic plaque is associated with cardiovascular events. The aim of the present study was to assess the correlation between immature EPC levels and spotty calcification in CAD(More)
PURPOSE This study compares the use of UV-VIS detection with liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS) detection for the PAMPA (Parallel Artificial Membrane Permeability Assay) permeability determination of compounds in the drug discovery stage. LC/MS detection offers a selective and sensitive method for the determination of the PAMPA permeability for(More)
Introduction Plasmid mobilization has been recognized as the major mechanism for horizontal gene transfer in the evolution of antibiotic-resistant Enterococcus faecalis strains capable of causing human infection [1]. An investigation of plasmid distribution in E. faecalis and an analysis of their role in the dissemination of antimicrobial resistance can(More)