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Graph cut optimization for the Mumford-Shah model
In this paper, we introduce a Graph Cut Based Level Set (GCBLS) formulation that incorporates graph cuts to optimize the curve evolution energy function presented earlier by Chan and Vese. We presentExpand
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The case for hackathons in dermatology
A central goal of Hacking Dermatology, one of the first ever dermatology-focused hackathons, is to build a community of people interested in collaborating to improve the current standards of care forExpand
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Awareness of Tobacco-Related Health Harms among Vulnerable Populations in Bangladesh: Findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Bangladesh Survey
This study assessed the knowledge of the harmful effects of tobacco use among vulnerable populations in Bangladesh and whether vulnerability was associated with the presence of complete home smokingExpand
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Tobacco Control Policies in the Republic of Korea and the Methods of the ITC Korea Surveys
Policies that promote the social unacceptability of smoking may also result in smoking-related stigma. The aim of this study is to evaluate how norms against smoking and socioeconomic status (SES)Expand
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Creative initiative involves clinicians in innovation
Drs. Lilit Garibyan, Steve Xu and Kachiu C. Lee highlight a grassroots initiative that encourages physicians to become more involved in innovation in dermatology.
Nuogen Pharma: Innovation in the fight against itch
Nuogen Pharma’s mission is to deliver the first FDA-approved anti-itch medication for chronic pruritus of unknown origin (CPUO) and other chronic itch conditions.
Spotlight on Dermira and the QBREXZA story
Hans Hofland, Ph.D, and Dr. Steve Xu shine a spotlight on Dermira and its novel topical medicine indicated for primary axillary hyperhidrosis in patients 9 years of age and older.
Opportunities for collaboration with industry
Industry relationships are essential for innovation in dermatology. In this month's column, Steve Xu, M.D., and Michael L. Sierra, Ph.D., provide their insight on collaborating with industry.