Tiantian Xu

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Shape descriptor is a concise yet informative representation that provides a 3D object with an identification as a member of some category. We have developed a concise deep shape descriptor to address challenging issues from ever-growing 3D datasets in areas as diverse as engineering , medicine, and biology. Specifically, in this paper, we developed novel(More)
— Micro and nanorobots can change many aspects of medicine by enabling targeted diagnosis and therapy, and minimal invasive surgery. A helical nanobelt with a magnetic head was proposed as a microrobot driven by rotating magnetic field in prior works. Magnetically coated tails were already shown in some works. However the control of such surface magnetic(More)
— Helical microswimmers capable of propulsion at low Reynolds numbers have been proposed for many applications. However, closed-loop controlled helical swimmers are still challenging because of the limits of optical tracking, and a lack of control parameters lying on the swimming characteristics of both linear propulsion and steering. Although the linear(More)
As we approach the era of exascale computing, the role of distributions to summarize, analyze and visualize large scale data is becoming more and more important. Since histograms continue to be a popular way of modeling the underlying data distribution, we propose a scalable and distributed framework for computing his-tograms from scalar and vector data at(More)
Small interfering RNA (siRNA) as a new therapeutic modality holds promise for cancer treatment, but it is unable to cross cell membrane. To overcome this limitation, nanotechnology has been proposed for mediation of siRNA transfection. Selenium (Se) is a vital dietary trace element for mammalian life and plays an essential role in the growth and functioning(More)
Acrylamide can form in foods during the cooking process and cause multiple adverse effects. However, the neurotoxicity and mechanisms of acrylamide have not been fully elucidated. In Caenorhabditis elegans, we showed that 48 h exposure to 10-625 mg l(-1) acrylamide resulted in a significant decline in locomotor frequency of body bending, head thrashing and(More)
Recently, silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have been shown to provide a novel approach to overcome tumors, especially those of hepatocarcinoma. However, the anticancer mechanism of silver nanoparticles is unclear. Thus, the purpose of this study was to estimate the effect of AgNPs on proliferation and activation of ROS-mediated signaling pathway on human(More)