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Person re-identification is an important technique towards automatic search of a person's presence in a surveillance video. Two fundamental problems are critical for person re-identification, feature representation and metric learning. An effective feature representation should be robust to illumination and viewpoint changes, and a discriminant metric(More)
The failure of axons to regenerate is a major obstacle for functional recovery after central nervous system (CNS) injury. Removing extracellular inhibitory molecules results in limited axon regeneration in vivo. To test for the role of intrinsic impediments to axon regrowth, we analyzed cell growth control genes using a virus-assisted in vivo conditional(More)
With the development of the NAND-Flash technology, NAND-Flash based Solid-State Disk (SSD) has been attracting a great deal of attention from both industry and academia. While a range of SSD research topics, from interface techniques to buffer management and Flash Translation Layer (FTL), from performance to endurance and energy efficiency, have been(More)
Maximum margin clustering (MMC), which extends the theory of support vector machine to unsupervised learning, has been attracting considerable attention recently. The existing approaches mainly focus on reducing the computational complexity of MMC. The accuracy of these methods, however, has not always been guaranteed. In this paper, we propose to(More)
Although Wnt signaling is known to mediate multiple biological and pathological processes, its association with diabetic retinopathy (DR) has not been established. Here we show that retinal levels and nuclear translocation of beta-catenin, a key effector in the canonical Wnt pathway, were increased in humans with DR and in three DR models. Retinal levels of(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this retrospective study is to analyze recurrence and death within 1 year after esophagectomy in patients with esophageal carcinoma. METHODS The records of 533 consecutive patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma who underwent surgery from January 2002 to January 2005 were reviewed. Patients who died of recurrence within 1(More)
Loss of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) accounts for visual function deficits after optic nerve injury, but how axonal insults lead to neuronal death remains elusive. By using an optic nerve crush model that results in the death of the majority of RGCs, we demonstrate that axotomy induces differential activation of distinct pathways of the unfolded protein(More)