Mengmeng Chen

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This article proposes a novel image-based method to transfer illumination from a reference face image to a target face image through edge-preserving filters. According to our method, only a single reference image, without any knowledge of the 3D geometry or material information of the target face, is needed. We first decompose the lightness layers of the(More)
Dendritic spines are described as neuronal protrusions. The morphology of dendritic spines and dendrites has a strong relationship to its function, as well as playing an important role in understanding brain function. Quantitative analysis of dendrites and dendritic spines is essential to an understanding of the formation and function of the nervous system.(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are critical for both development and function of the central nervous system. Significant evidence suggests that abnormal expression of miRNAs is associated with neurodevelopmental disorders. MeCP2 protein is an epigenetic regulator repressing or activating gene transcription by binding to methylated DNA. Both loss-of-function and(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the axonal development in the corpus callosum of septic neonatal rats, and its effect on the neurological function after birth. METHODS Forty-eight 1-day-old Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into two groups: control group and sepsis group, with 24 rats in each group. The rat model of sepsis was reproduced by(More)
Axonal transport of mitochondria is critical for neuronal survival and function. Automatically quantifying and analyzing mitochondrial movement in a large quantity remain challenging. Here, we report an efficient method for imaging and quantifying axonal mitochondrial transport using microfluidic-chamber-cultured neurons together with a newly developed(More)
The aim of this study was to prepare wheat germ agglutinin (WGA)-modified liposomes encapsulating clarithromycin and to evaluate their in vitro and in vivo efficacy against Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Physicochemical parameters, minimum inhibitory concentrations, in vitro killing kinetic, cellular uptake, biofilm formation inhibition(More)
Contemporary DBMS systems already use data-partitioning and data-flow analysis for intra-query parallelism. We study the problem of identifying data-partitioning targets. To rank candidates, we propose a simple cost model that relies on plan structure, operator cost and selectivity for a given base table. We evaluate this model in various optimization(More)