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This paper presents a robust algorithm for exemplar-based image inpainting. We focus on the development of a generic priority function to provide robust performance. With user intervention, the algorithm is easy to be applied to any image contents with different characteristics. We conduct experiments on several kinds of still images and demonstrate the(More)
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)
Recently, extensive research efforts have been devoted to the design of clustering algorithms to organize all the hosts in a mobile ad hoc network into a clustering architecture. However, due to the dynamic nature of the mobile hosts, their association with and dissociation from clusters disturb the stability of the network, making reconfiguration of(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)
The Internet of Things (IoT) opens opportunities for wearable devices, home appliances, and software to share and communicate information on the Internet. Given that the shared data contains a large amount of private information, preserving information security on the shared data is an important issue that cannot be neglected. In this paper, we begin with(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)
OBJECTIVES Glucagon-like peptide 2 (GLP2) is an intestinal growth factor that has been shown to stimulate intestinal growth and reduce disease severity in preclinical models of short bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease. Teduglutide, a recombinant human GLP2 variant (GLP2-2G), has increased half-life and stability as compared to the native GLP2(More)