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Although several studies have shown that dermal fibroblasts possess adipogenic, osteogenic or chondrogenic differentiation potential, no study has characterized this cell population in detail, and there is as yet no evidence that a single dermal fibroblast can differentiate into all these types of cells. In this study, dermal fibroblasts were isolated from(More)
Although there are many reports of in vivo tendon engineering using different animal models, only a few studies involve the short-term investigation of in vitro tendon engineering. Our previous study demonstrated that functional tendon tissue could be engineered in vivo in a hen model using tenocytes and polyglycolic acid (PGA) fibers. This current study(More)
Video representation is an important and challenging task in the computer vision community. In this paper, we assume that image frames of a moving scene can be modeled as a Markov random process. We propose a sparse coding framework, named adaptive video dictionary learning (AVDL), to model a video adaptively. The developed framework is able to capture the(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the feasibility of using human dermal fibroblasts (DFbs) and polyglycolic acids (PGA) to engineer tendon in vitro. METHODS Human dermal fibroblasts (DFbs) were isolated from the foreskin tissues of children obtained during operation with collagenase and cultured in vitro. Human tendon was obtained from a patient undergoing amputation(More)
Electron-beam-induced deposition (EBID) of carbon on the surface of carbon nanotubes was well controlled by passing different electrical currents through the nanotubes. The control is due to Joule heating and the temperature of the carbon nanotubes was estimated. The deposition rate was found to increase and then decrease with the temperature and was(More)
We report a new design of carbon nanotube (CNT) resonator, whose resonance frequency can be tuned not only transversally by a gate voltage, but also by the axial strain applied through directly pulling the CNT. The resonators are fabricated from individual suspended single-walled CNT (SWCNT) in situ inside a scanning electron microscope. The resonance(More)
AIM Assess the cardiovascular risks in Kazakh population in Ili of Xinjiang Province. METHODS A total of 1126 participants (M/F: 443/683) aged > or = 35 years, living in Ili for more than five years were selected via stratified random sampling. Fasting plasma glucose (FPG), blood lipids, body mass index (BMI), and blood pressure (BP) were measured. The(More)