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Dorsal root ganglia (DRG) neurons degenerate in diabetic neuropathy (DN) and exhibit mitochondrial damage. We studied mitochondria of cultured DRG neurons exposed to high glucose as an in vitro model of DN. High glucose sequentially increases the expression, activation and localization of the pro-apoptotic proteins Bim and Bax and the mitochondrial fission(More)
BACKGROUND Proprioception can be affected by many factors such as age, gender, injury, disease, exercise, and fatigue. To date, the mechanisms or pathways by which fatigue influences proprioception have not been elucidated. Generally, it is accepted that local muscular effects occurred during fatigue state may negatively affect proprioception. Research has(More)
We propose a unified framework which combines a novel color representation, i.e. spatial color descriptors, and a post-refinement process to detect various types of shot boundaries, including abrupt shot changes, flashlights, dissolves, fade-ins and fade-outs. The spatial color descriptor involving color adjacency and color vector angle histograms(More)
To enrich the viewing experience of baseball games and provide some clues for enhancing pitcher's performance, we propose a Kalman filter-based approach to track ball trajectory from single-view pitching sequences. Without setting extraordinary equipments in stadiums or other sensing instruments, this approach robustly extracts ball trajectory for pitching(More)
In this paper, we propose a novel method for performing high-level narrative structure extraction of films. Our objective is to utilize the knowledge of film production for analyzing and extracting the structure of films. This is achieved by combining visual and aural cues on the basis of cinematic principles. An aesthetic model is developed to integrate(More)
This paper proposes a resonant electric cradle design with infant cries recognition, employing an Arduino UNO as the core processor. For most commercially available electric cradles, the drive motor is closely combined with the bearing on the top, resulting in a lot of energy consumption. In this proposal, a ball bearing design was adopted and the driving(More)