Yixiang Huang

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This study combines wavelet decomposition and independent component analysis (ICA) to extract mismatch negativity (MMN) from electroencephalography (EEG) recordings. As MMN is a small event-related potential (ERP), a systematic ICA based approach is designed, exploiting MMN's temporal, frequency and spatial information. Moreover, this study answers which(More)
MicroRNAs are a class of endogenous single strand non-coding RNAs that are involved in many important physiological and pathological processes. The purpose of this study was to examine the expression levels of miR-497 in human breast cancer and its function in MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells. Quantitative polymerase chain reaction was used to measure the(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of highly conserved, small endogenous single-strand non-coding RNAs. They are aberrantly expressed in the circulation and tissue of patients with cancer. Therefore, it has been suggested that they may act as key regulators of carcinogenesis. The aim of the present study was to examine the expression level of miR-195-5p in(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies have evaluated health impacts, especially biomarker changes, following implementation of a new environmental policy. This study examined changes in water fluoride, urinary fluoride (UF), and bone metabolism indicators in children after supplying low fluoride public water in endemic fluorosis areas of Southern China. We also assessed(More)
Automatic recognition of mature fruits in a complex agricultural environment is still a challenge for an autonomous harvesting robot due to various disturbances existing in the background of the image. The bottleneck to robust fruit recognition is reducing influence from two main disturbances: illumination and overlapping. In order to recognize the tomato(More)
It is important to measure the activities of the hook and the load for precision hoisting and safe operation of a tower crane. Visual monitoring and image recognition are the optimum methods for crane hook activity measuring and precision hoisting. Advanced RISC Machines (ARM) is a promising controller for field measuring and controlling of tower crane, but(More)
The performance of the cutting wheel system is critical to the mixshield machine in tunneling because to identify and fix the key faulty components may take days or weeks, or even be impossible in the middle of a tunnel. Thus, it is necessary to develop the prognostic system. In this study, we propose a prognostic method in order to assess and predict the(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to develop a questionnaire for quantitative evaluation of the autonomy of public hospitals in China. METHOD An extensive literature review was conducted to select possible items for inclusion in the questionnaire, which was then reviewed by 5 experts. After a two-round Delphi method, we distributed the questionnaire to 404 secondary and(More)