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In this paper, we propose a new PDE-based methodology for deformable surfaces that is capable of automatically evolving its shape to capture the geometric boundary of the data and simultaneously discover its underlying topological structure. Our model can handle multiple types of data (such as volumetric data, 3D point clouds and 2D image data), using a(More)
We propose a semi-automatic thalamus and thalamus nuclei segmentation algorithm from Diffusion Tensor Magnetic Resonance Imaging (DT-MRI) based on the mean-shift algorithm. Comparing with existing thalamus segmentation algorithms which are mainly based on K-means algorithm, our mean-shift based algorithm is more flexible and adaptive. It does not assume a(More)
BACKGROUND The brain develops in concert and in coordination with the developing facial tissues, with each influencing the development of the other and sharing genetic signaling pathways. Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) result from alterations in the embryological brain, suggesting that the development of the faces of children with ASD may result in subtle(More)
Rabies is a fatal infectious disease requiring efficient protection provided by post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) with rabies immunoglobulin (RIG). The single-chain Fv fragment (scFv) is a small engineered antigen binding protein derived from antibody variable heavy (V(H)) and light (V(L)) chains. This novel antibody format may potentially replace the current(More)
Single-chain Fv fragment (scFv) of anti-rabies glycoprotein (G protein) has been recommended as a new agent for detecting and neutralizing lethal rabies virus. In this study, we constructed scFv that corresponded to the FV fragment of CR57, a monoclonal antibody against rabies virus, and called it FV57. Despite its virus neutralization activity, FV57 may or(More)
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a long history and has been recognized as a popular alternative medicine in western countries. Tongue diagnosis is a significant procedure in computer-aided TCM, where tongue image analysis plays a dominant role. In this paper, we proposed a fully automatic tongue detection and tongue segmentation framework, which is(More)
A number of studies have documented that autism has a neurobiological basis, but the anatomical extent of these neurobiological abnormalities is largely unknown. In this paper, we apply advanced computational techniques to extract 3D models of the corpus callosum (CC) and subsequently analyze the volumetric deficit of the total CC and its five sub-regions(More)
The dystrophin-deficient dog is excellent large animal model for testing novel therapeutic modalities for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Despite well-documented descriptions of dystrophic symptoms in these dogs, very few quantitative studies have been performed. Here, we developed a comprehensive set of non-invasive assays to quantify dog gait (stride(More)