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We propose a method that extracts sparse and spatially localized deformation modes from an animated mesh sequence. To this end, we propose a new way to extend the theory of sparse matrix decompositions to 3D mesh sequence processing, and further contribute with an automatic way to ensure spatial locality of the decomposition in a new optimization framework.(More)
Proliferation and differentiation of mammary epithelial cells are governed by hormonal stimuli, cell-cell, and cell-matrix interactions. Terminal differentiation of mammary epithelial cells depends upon the action of the lactogenic hormones, insulin, glucocorticoids, and prolactin that enable them to synthesize and secrete milk proteins. These(More)
15 16 0 max min Figure 1: Comparison of different types of eigenfunctions of the Laplace-Beltrami operator of the input mesh (leftmost). Top Row: the manifold harmonics have global support. Bottom Row: the proposed compressed manifold modes (CMMs) have local support and are confined to specific local features like protrusions and ridges. Here, 8 of the CMMs(More)
Neurotrophins (NTs) and their receptors play a key role in neurogenesis and survival. The TRK (tropomyosin-related kinase) receptor protein tyrosine kinases (TRKA, TRKB, TRKC) are high-affinity NT receptors that are expressed in a variety of human tissues. Their role in normal and malignant hematopoiesis is poorly understood. In a prospective study(More)
We present an algorithm for estimating dense image correspondences. Our versatile approach lends itself to various tasks typical for video post-processing, including image morphing, optical flow estimation, stereo rectification, disparity/depth reconstruction and baseline adjustment. We incorporate recent advances in feature matching, energy minimization,(More)
We present a comprehensive data-driven statistical model for skin and muscle deformation of the human shoulder-arm complex. Skin deformations arise from complex bio-physical effects such as non-linear elasticity of muscles, fat, and connective tissue; and vary with physiological constitution of the subjects and external forces applied during motion. Thus,(More)
Acute kidney injury (AKI) during sepsis is common and underestimated. Plasma neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (plasma-NGAL) is discussed as new biomarker for AKI diagnosis, but during inflammation its function and diagnostic impact remain unclear. The association between plasma-NGAL and inflammatory markers in septic patients, but also in healthy(More)
In this paper, we present an approach for realizing an augmented reality system for try-on of apparel. The core component of our system is a quick human pose estimation algorithm based on a single camera view only. Due to monocular input data, pose reconstruction may be ambiguous. We solve this problem by using a markered suit, though not relying on any(More)
The streptomycin (Sm) producer, Streptomyces griseus N2-3-11, shows medium-independent biphasic kinetics of the vegetative or exponential growth phase (EGP), reflecting an innate clock-like behaviour of growth and differentiation. The 5. griseus growth and development cycle has the following characteristics: (1) after the developmental cycle commences, it(More)
OBJECTIVE Inward rectifier K+ currents (K(ir)) determine the resting membrane potential and thereby modulate essential Ca2+-dependent pathways, like cell growth and synthesis of vasoactive agents in endothelial cells. Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) acts as a vasodilatator and angiogenic factor. Therefore, we investigated the effect of bFGF on K(ir)(More)