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State-of-the-art deep neural networks (DNNs) have hundreds of millions of connections and are both computationally and memory intensive, making them difficult to deploy on embedded systems with limited hardware resources and power budgets. While custom hardware helps the computation, fetching weights from DRAM is two orders of magnitude more expensive than(More)
Star-shaped polymer micelles have good stability against dilution with water, showing promising application in drug delivery. In this work, biodegradable micelles made from star-shaped poly(ε-caprolactone)/poly(ethylene glycol) (PCL/PEG) copolymer were prepared and used to deliver doxorubicin (Dox) in vitro and in vivo. First, an acrylated monomethoxy poly(More)
A novel technique to introduce free amino groups onto polyester scaffolds via aminolyzing the ester groups with diamine has been developed recently. Positively charged chitosan was then deposited onto the aminolyzed poly(l-lactic acid) (PLLA) membrane surface in a layer-by-layer assembly manner using poly(styrene sulfonate, sodium salt) (PSS) as a(More)
Sorting is one of the most fundamental algorithms of computer science and is the bottleneck of many computing problems. Pursuing fast and stable sorting of large scale has been the optimization goal of many applications. CPU-only based software methods often failed to tap the potential of computing-intensive sorting algorithms with parallel traits. It(More)
Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is an important liver disease in China, owing to the country's huge population and the availability of a multitude of drugs. Consequently, DILI is becoming an increasingly serious health problem. However, there is not enough relevant epidemiological data, and the clinical features of these patients are not clear. We(More)
BACKGROUND Wallerian degeneration (WD) in injured peripheral nerves is associated with a large number of up- or down-regulated genes, but the effects of these changes are poorly understood. In our previous studies, we reported some key factors that are differentially expressed to activate nerve degeneration and regeneration during WD. Here, we determined(More)
BACKGROUND Wearable devices are gaining increasing market attention; however, the monitoring accuracy and consistency of the devices remains unknown. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess the consistency of the monitoring measurements of the latest wearable devices in the state of normal activities to provide advice to the industry and support(More)
Severe spinal cord injury (SCI) can cause neurological dysfunction and paralysis. However, the early dynamic changes of neurons and their surrounding environment after SCI are poorly understood. Although methylprednisolone (MP) is currently the standard therapeutic agent for treating SCI, its efficacy remains controversial. The purpose of this project was(More)
The ray tracing algorithm is well-known for its ability to generate photo-realistic rendering effects. Recent years have witnessed a renewed momentum in pushing it to real-time for better user experience. Today the construction of acceleration structures, e.g., kd-tree, has become the bottleneck of ray tracing. A dedicated hardware architecture, FastTree,(More)