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Sectioning tissues for optical microscopy often introduces upon the resulting sections distortions that make 3D reconstruction difficult. Here we present an automatic method for producing a smooth 3D volume from distorted 2D sections in the absence of any undistorted references. The method is based on pairwise elastic image warps between successive tissue(More)
A method for the fast measurement of the diffusion coefficients of both small and large molecules in thin capillaries is reported. The method relies on Taylor-Aris dispersion theory and uses standard instrumentation for capillary zone electrophoresis. With this equipment, which consists of thin capillaries (50 to 100 micrometers in inner diameter), an(More)
Constructing 3D surfaces that interpolates 2D curves defined on parallel planes is a fundamental problem in computer graphics with wide applications including modeling anatomical structures. Typically the problem is simplified so that the 2D curves partition each plane into only two materials (e.g., air versus tissue). Here we consider the general problem(More)
To better understand the development and function of the mammalian brain, researchers have begun to systematically collect a large number of gene expression patterns throughout the mouse brain using technology recently developed for this task. Associating specific gene activity with specific functional locations in the brain anatomy results in a greater(More)
Associating specific gene activity with functional locations in the brain results in a greater understanding of the role of the gene. To perform such an association for the over 20,000 genes in the mammalian genome, reliable automated methods that characterize the distribution of gene expression in relation to a standard anatomical model are required. In(More)
Associating specific gene activity with functional locations in the brain results in a greater understanding of the role of the gene. To perform such an association for the more than 20 000 genes in the mammalian genome, reliable automated methods that characterize the distribution of gene expression in relation to a standard anatomical model are required.(More)
Massive amounts of image data have been collected and continue to be generated for representing cellular gene expression throughout the mouse brain. Critical to exploiting this key effort of the post-genomic era is the ability to place these data into a common spatial reference that enables rapid interactive queries, analysis, data sharing, and(More)
A spatio-temporal map of gene activity in the brain would be an important contribution to the understanding of brain development, disease, and function. Such a resource is now possible using high-throughput in situ hybridization, a method for transcriptome-wide acquisition of cellular resolution gene expression patterns in serial tissue sections. However,(More)
As biomedical images and volumes are being collected at an increasing speed, there is a growing demand for efficient means to organize spatial information for comparative analysis. In many scenarios, such as determining gene expression patterns by in situ hybridization, the images are collected from multiple subjects over a common anatomical region, such as(More)
The classical von Smoluchowski equation predicts that the electroosmotic mobility generated by the wall zeta potential could be suppressed if the viscosity of the solution adjacent to the wall were extremely high. When performing runs in capillaries filled with polymer solutions (2% methyl cellulose solutions with viscosities of 25 cP), however, one(More)