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Novel calcium-alginate (Ca-alginate) capsules with aqueous core and thermo-responsive membrane are successfully prepared by introducing a co-extrusion minifluidic approach, and the thermo-responsive gating characteristics of Ca-alginate capsule membranes embedded with poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM) microspheres are investigated systematically. The(More)
Not many methods for parameterization guarantee bijectivity or local injectivity, which is essential for foldoverfree mappings. Stretch-minimizing parameterization which is widely used for surface parameterization, provides foldover-free mappings and is capable of trading off between angle and area distortions. We extend its usage to volumetric(More)
The large research effort focused on enhancing nonviral transfection vectors has clearly demonstrated that their macromolecular structure has a significant effect on their transfection efficacy. The 3D branched polymeric structures, such as dendrimers, have proved to be a very effective structure for polymeric transfection vectors; however, so far the(More)
OVERVIEW To investigate whether serum ischemia-modified albumin or C-reactive protein is reliable for predicting type 2 diabetic patients with ketosis. APPROACH One hundred and four diabetic patients, 48 with diabetic ketosis, and 33 controls were enrolled in the study. Serum ischemia-modified albumin and C-reactive protein were measured and evaluated for(More)
In order to compare the similarity between two protein models, a shape analysis algorithm based on skeleton extraction is presented in this paper. It firstly extracts the skeleton of a given protein surface by an improved Multi-resolution Reeb Graph (MRG) method. A number of points on the model surface are then collected to compute the local diameter (LD)(More)
This paper develops a new neuron control strategy for the adaptive control of a multivariable active suspension system. The novelty is in the use of an integrated error approach to deal with the multivariable control of uncertain active suspension. By combining integrated error approach with the traditional neuron control(TNC), the integrated error neuron(More)
This paper proposes an approaching method to compute the straightest path between two vertices on meshes. An initial cutting plane is first constructed using the normal information of the source and destination vertices. Then an optimal cutting plane is iteratively created by comparing with previous path distance. Our study shows that the final straightest(More)
The authors report the case of a 42-year-old man with a rare coexistence of clear cell renal cell carcinoma and gastrointestinal stromal tumor of the stomach with concurrent portal vein metastasis. After surgical resection of the two original masses, the patient was treated with sunitinib malate to control the portal vein metastasis. The metastatic lesion(More)