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Behavioral Targeting (BT) is a technique used by online advertisers to increase the effectiveness of their campaigns, and is playing an increasingly important role in the online advertising market. However, it is underexplored in academia when looking at how much BT can truly help online advertising in commercial search engines. To answer this question, in(More)
Given an image and an aligned depth map of an object, our goal is to estimate the full 7-dimensional gripper configuration—its 3D location, 3D orientation and the gripper opening width. Recently, learning algorithms have been successfully applied to grasp novel objects—ones not seen by the robot before. While these approaches use(More)
We describe a new member of the receptor protein tyrosine phosphatase family, R-PTP-kappa, cDNA cloning predicts that R-PTP-kappa is synthesized from a precursor protein of 1,457 amino acids. Its intracellular domain displays the classical tandemly repeated protein tyrosine phosphatase homology, separated from the transmembrane segment by an(More)
The blockade of aberrant hedgehog (Hh) signaling has shown promise for therapeutic intervention in cancer. A cell-based phenotypic high-throughput screen was performed, and the lead structure (1) was identified as an inhibitor of the Hh pathway via antagonism of the Smoothened receptor (Smo). Structure-activity relationship studies led to the discovery of a(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiomyocyte apoptosis takes place at an early stage after myocardial infarction (MI). Therapy with mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is reported to reduce apoptosis. OBJECTIVES To determine whether anoxic preconditioning (AP) could enhance the antiapoptotic effect of MSCs. METHODS Cultured cardiomyocytes were treated with Dulbecco's modified(More)
A 66-kDa laccase, with an N-terminal sequence different from those of other mushroom laccases, was purified from fresh fruiting bodies of the edible mushroom Pleurotus cornucopiae by using affinity chromatography on Affi-gel blue gel, ion exchange chromatography on Mono Q and gel filtration on Superdex 75. The procedure resulted in a 16-fold purification(More)
For scene understanding, one popular approach has been to model the object-object relationships. In this paper, we hypothesize that such relationships are only an artifact of certain hidden factors, such as humans. For example, the objects, monitor and keyboard, are strongly spatially correlated only because a human types on the keyboard while watching the(More)
PURPOSE This study explores the possibility of using gradient echo-based sequences other than balanced steady-state free precession (bSSFP) in the magnetic resonance fingerprinting (MRF) framework to quantify the relaxation parameters . METHODS An MRF method based on a fast imaging with steady-state precession (FISP) sequence structure is presented. A(More)
In this paper, we propose a method for grasping unknown objects from piles or cluttered scenes, given a point cloud from a single depth camera. We introduce a shape-based method - Symmetry Height Accumulated Features (SHAF) - that reduces the scene description complexity such that the use of machine learning techniques becomes feasible. We describe the(More)