Shih-Ming Huang

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To improve the robustness of the linear regression classification (LRC) algorithm, in this paper, we propose a linear discriminant regression classification (LDRC) algorithm to boost the effectiveness of the LRC for face recognition. We embed the Fisher criterion into the LRC as a novel discriminant regression analysis method. The LDRC attempts to maximize(More)
The uncontrollable illumination problem is a great challenge for face recognition. In this paper, we propose a novel face recognition framework, the improved principal component regression classification (IPCRC) algorithm, which could overcome the problem of multicollinearity in linear regression. The IPCRC approach first performs principal component(More)
Recent advances in research have found that tumor stem-like cells are resistant to surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. Tumor stem-like cells play critical roles in tumor recurrence, angiogenesis, and invasion in malignant brain tumors. However, the identification of tumor stem-like cells in meningiomas has not been clarified. In this study, we(More)
Protein unfolding is a key step in the life cycle of many proteins, including certain proteins that are degraded by ATP-dependent proteases or translocated across membranes. The detailed mechanisms of these unfolding processes are not understood. Precursor proteins are unfolded and imported into mitochondria by a macromolecular machine that spans two(More)
Angiogenesis is the hallmark of malignant gliomas positively correlated with the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression. We previously reported that expression levels of Nodal, a member of transforming growth factor-β super family, correlate with the malignant invasive behavior of human glioma cells. In this study, we show that knockdown of(More)
Wound healing is a complex biologic process that involves the integration of inflammation, mitosis, angiogenesis, synthesis, and remodeling of the extracellular matrix. However, some wounds fail to heal properly and become chronic. Although some simulated chronic wound models have been established, an efficient approach to treat chronic wounds in animal(More)
Acute necrotizing encephalopathy of childhood represents a novel entity of acute encephalophathy, predominantly affecting infants and young children living in Taiwan and Japan. It manifests with symptoms of coma, convulsions, and hyperpyrexia after 2 to 4 days of respiratory tract infections in previously healthy children. The hallmark of acute necrotizing(More)
Cerebral salt wasting syndrome (CSWS) is a syndrome of hyponatremia and natriuresis described in patients with intracranial diseases. We describe a 3-year-old boy with tuberculous meningitis complicated by hydrocephalus and CSWS and emphasize the different clinical presentation and management of patients with CSWS and the syndrome of inappropriate secretion(More)
BACKGROUND Ongoing low-grade inflammation and endothelial dysfunction persist in patients late after Kawasaki disease (KD). Statins not only reduce cholesterol, but also improve surrogate markers of atherosclerosis and endothelial dysfunction, but their effects for children late after KD complicated with coronary arterial abnormality (CAA) has not been(More)
Angiogenesis is of vital importance during the development and progression of solid tumors. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a major regulator of angiogenesis and could be produced by some cancer cells. To investigate the clinical relevance of VEGF in the tumorigenesis of human thyroid, an immunohistochemical study was performed on archival(More)