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Gold nanocubes demonstrate unique optical properties of the high photoluminescence (PL) quantum yield and a remarkably enhanced extinction band at 544 nm. The 4 x 10(-2) PL yield, which is about 200 times higher than that of gold nanorods, allows gold nanocubes to be successfully used in cell imaging of human liver cancer cells (QGY) and human embryo kidney(More)
Structural connectivity between cortical regions of the human brain can be characterized noninvasively with diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)-based fiber tractography. In this paper, a novel fiber tractography technique, globally optimized fiber tracking and hierarchical fiber clustering, is presented. The proposed technique uses k-means clustering in(More)
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) tractography is a novel technique that can delineate the trajectories between cortical region of the human brain non-invasively. In this paper, a novel DTI based white matter fiber tractography using genetic algorithm is presented. Adapting the concepts from evolutionary biology which include selection, recombination and(More)
PURPOSE To explore the effects of ethanolic extract of Radix Scrophulariae (EERS) on ventricular remodeling in rats. METHODS Rats with coronary artery ligation (CAL) were randomly assigned to 5 groups: CAL model; CAL plus 40 mg/kg captopril; CAL plus 60 mg/kg, 120 mg/kg, 240 mg/kg EERS. Sham operation rats were randomly assigned to 2 groups, sham-operated(More)
The nonlocal means (NLM) filter has been proven to be an efficient feature-preserved denoising method and can be applied to remove noise in the magnetic resonance (MR) images. To suppress noise more efficiently, we present a novel NLM filter based on the discrete cosine transform (DCT). Instead of computing similarity weights using the gray level(More)
One monomer molecularly imprinted polymer coatings were first synthesized in fused silica capillary columns with 2-methacrylamidopropyl methacrylate (MAM) as single functional monomer in addition to a cross-linking monomer. Since MAM may generate no or little EOF, a strategy of precursor of polymerization, which does not interfere with the formation of(More)
Arsenic speciation and behavior in soil are strongly affected by redox conditions. This work investigated speciation transformation and redistribution of arsenic in soil under anaerobic conditions. The effect of microbial sulfidogenesis on these processes was examined by addition of sulfate to the incubation systems. As(III) was found to be the dominant(More)
In order to extend the application of field amplified sample injection (FASI) in high throughput analysis, a convenient and simple procedure, namely two-end field amplified sample injection (TE-FASI), was developed for the simultaneous stacking of cationic and anionic compounds in a single run capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE). Following the(More)
Shyness is a fundamental trait associated with social-emotional maladaptive behaviors, including many forms of psychopathology. Neuroimaging studies have demonstrated that hyper-responsivity to social and emotional stimuli occurs in the frontal cortex and limbic system in shy individuals, but the relationship between shyness and brain-wide functional(More)