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We present an integrated approach to identify genetic mechanisms that control self-renewal in mouse embryonic stem cells. We use short hairpin RNA (shRNA) loss-of-function techniques to downregulate a set of gene products whose expression patterns suggest self-renewal regulatory functions. We focus on transcriptional regulators and identify seven genes for(More)
Molecular regulation of embryonic stem cell (ESC) fate involves a coordinated interaction between epigenetic, transcriptional and translational mechanisms. It is unclear how these different molecular regulatory mechanisms interact to regulate changes in stem cell fate. Here we present a dynamic systems-level study of cell fate change in murine ESCs(More)
Establishing a functional network is invaluable to our understanding of gene function, pathways, and systems-level properties of an organism and can be a powerful resource in directing targeted experiments. In this study, we present a functional network for the laboratory mouse based on a Bayesian integration of diverse genetic and functional genomic data.(More)
This paper focuses on the problem of discovering users' topics of interest on Twitter. While previous efforts in modeling users' topics of interest on Twitter have focused on building a "bag-of-words" profile for each user based on his tweets, they overlooked the fact that Twitter users usually publish noisy posts about their lives or create conversation(More)
Specularities on surfaces with tangential hairs or grooves are readily observable in nature. Examples of such phenomena are the arched or looped highlights observed on horses and on human heads and the linear or curved specularities observed on parts of industrial machinery that have tangential grooves. We investigate the geometry of curvilinear(More)
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A novel automatic segmentation framework for ultrasound image processing, which is based on active contour model and texture similarity is reported. Textures are described by spectral measures based on the Fourier spectrum. Furthermore, correlation information is introduced to evaluate the similarity between textures which avoid handling vectored-value(More)
The new approach for vendor selection problem was established under the stochastic environment. After establishing the traditional multi-objective programming model, through minimizing the optimistic value of the net cost of the total order quantity, rejected quantity and late delivered quantity, the multi-objective stochastic constrained integer(More)