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As process technology goes into deep submicron range, interconnect delay becomes dominant among overall system delay, occupying most of the system clock cycle time. Interconnect delay is now a crucial factor that needs to be considered even during high-level synthesis. In this paper, we propose a concurrent scheduling and binding algorithm that takes(More)
Dendritic cell-based cancer immunotherapy requires tumour antigens to be delivered efficiently into dendritic cells and their migration to be monitored in vivo. Nanoparticles have been explored as carriers for antigen delivery, but applications have been limited by the toxicity of the solvents used to make nanoparticles, and by the need to use transfection(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the utility of perfusion MRI as a potential biomarker for predicting response to chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in locally advanced rectal cancer. METHODS Thirty-nine patients with primary rectal carcinoma who were scheduled for preoperative CRT were prospectively recruited. Perfusion MRI was performed with a 3.0-T MRI system in all(More)
Interconnect delay should be considered together with computation delay during architectural synthesis in order to achieve timing closure in deep submicrometer technology. In this paper, we propose an architectural synthesis technique for <i>distributed-register architecture,</i> which separates interconnect delay for data transfer from component delay for(More)
To understand the fates of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) following transplantation into a rodent model of middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAo), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques were employed, hMSCs were labeled with ferumoxides (Feridex)--protamine sulfate complexes, which were visualized and examined by MRI up to 10 weeks following(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to perform the detection of folate receptor (FR)-positive tumors with a bimodal imaging contrast agent, a perfluorocarbon (PFC)/rhodamine nanoemulsion, providing both 19F-based magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and fluorescence imaging capabilities. PROCEDURES The PFC/rhodamine nanoemulsion was further infused with(More)
This study attempts to combine two findings toward developing a rational strategy for improved therapy for glioma. One of the findings, made in this pre-clinical study, is that an hTERT-targeting ribozyme-controlled HSVtk gene (hTERT.Rz.HSVtk) exerts anti-tumor effects. The second observation is that the over-expression of a small noncoding RNA, miR-145,(More)
With the advance of stem cell transplantation research, in vivo cell tracking techniques have become increasingly important in recent years. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may provide a unique tool for non-invasive tracking of transplanted cells. Since the initial findings on the stem cell migration by MRI several years ago, there have been numerous(More)
AIM To monitor cells in vivo or to detect the sentinel lymph node, we developed a PET/MRI silica nanoprobe with an enhanced near-infrared fluorescence signal. METHODS We developed enhanced near-infrared fluorescent (NIRF) magnetic silica nanoparticles, MNP-SiO2(NIR797), that encapsulate NIRF dye in the silica. We applied this probe to visualizing cells in(More)
In this paper, we propose a systematic pipelining method for a linear system to minimize power and maximize throughput, given a constraint on the number of pipeline stages and a set of resource constraints. The method first retimes operations such that as many operations as possible take common operands as their inputs, and then performs the operand sharing(More)