Xiangying Meng

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Sensor convergence on the mobile phone is spawning a broad base of new and interesting mobile applications. As applications grow in sophistication, raw sensor readings often require classification into more useful application-specific high-level data. For example, GPS readings can be classified as running, walking or biking. Unfortunately, traditional(More)
High-speed, locational, phone-to-phone (HLPP) games and apps constitute a provocative class of mobile apps that are currently unsupported on commodity mobile devices. This work looks at a key problem for enabling HLPP: a specific variant of the localization problem in which two phones estimate each other's relative positions in 3D space without(More)
Transient potassium currents distinctively affect firing properties, particularly in regulating the latency before repetitive firing. Pyramidal cells of the dorsal cochlear nucleus (DCN) have two transient potassium currents, I(Kif) and I(Kis), fast and slowly inactivating, respectively, and they exhibit firing patterns with dramatically variable latencies.(More)
Loss of a sensory modality can lead to functional enhancement of the remaining senses. For example, short-term visual deprivations, or dark exposure (DE), can enhance neuronal responses in the auditory cortex to sounds. These enhancements encompass increased spiking rates and frequency selectivity as well as increased spiking reliability. Although we(More)
Subplate neurons (SPNs) form one of the earliest maturing circuits in the cerebral cortex and are crucial to cortical development. In addition to thalamic inputs, subsets of SPNs receive excitatory AMPAR-mediated inputs from the developing cortical plate in the second postnatal week. Functionally silent (non-AMPAR-mediated) excitatory synapses exist in(More)
Two new ternary compounds in the TiO 2-TiC system, Ti 5 C 2 O 6 and Ti 3 C 2 O 2 , are reported for the first time based on ab initio evolutionary algorithm. Ti 5 C 2 O 6 has a tube-structure in which sp 1 hybridized carbon chains run through the lattice along the b-axis; while in the Ti 3 C 2 O 2 lattice, double TiO 6 polyhedral are separated by the(More)
BACKGROUND Everolimus, an inhibitor of the mammalian target of rapamycin, shows promising antitumor activity when combined with trastuzumab and chemotherapy for human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2)-positive breast cancer or when combined with endocrine agents for hormone receptor (HR)-positive tumors. However, data are limited regarding the(More)
Objective. The guidelines of the American Thyroid Association (ATA) recommend an upper limit reference interval (RI) of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) of 2.5 mIU/L in the first trimester of pregnancy and 3.0 mIU/L in subsequent trimesters, but some reported ranges in China are significantly higher. Our study aimed to establish trimester- and(More)
PURPOSE We aimed to investigate the relationship between pretreatment neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR)/platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and the estimation of hormone-receptor-negative (HR-) breast cancer patients' survival in a Chinese cohort. PATIENTS AND METHODS Of 434 consecutive HR- nonmetastatic breast cancer patients treated between 2004 and(More)
The compositions and structures of thermodynamically stable or metastable precipitations in binary Mg-X (X=Sn, Y, Sc, Ag) alloys are predicted using ab-initio evolutionary algorithm. The geometry optimizations of the predicted intermetallic compounds are carried out in the framework of density functional theory (DFT) [1]. A complete list of the optimized(More)