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Available methods for differentiating human embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and induced pluripotent cells (iPSCs) into neurons are often cumbersome, slow, and variable. Alternatively, human fibroblasts can be directly converted into induced neuronal (iN) cells. However, with present techniques conversion is inefficient, synapse formation is limited, and only(More)
Given a <i>d</i>-dimensional data set, a point <i>p</i> dominates another point <i>q</i> if it is better than or equal to <i>q</i> in all dimensions and better than <i>q</i> in at least one dimension. A point is a skyline point if there does not exists any point that can dominate it. Skyline queries, which return skyline points, are useful in many decision(More)
ϵ-differential privacy is the state-of-the-art model for releasing sensitive information while protecting privacy. Numerous methods have been proposed to enforce ϵ-differential privacy in various analytical tasks, e.g., regression analysis. Existing solutions for regression analysis, however, are either limited to non-standard types of regression or unable(More)
In many decision-making applications, the skyline query is frequently used to find a set of dominating data points (called skyline points) in a multi-dimensional dataset. In a high-dimensional space skyline points no longer offer any interesting insights as there are too many of them. In this paper, we introduce a novel metric, called skyline frequency that(More)
Members of the transmembrane AMPA receptor-regulatory protein (TARP) family modulate AMPA receptor (AMPA-R) trafficking and function. AMPA-Rs consist of four pore-forming subunits. Previous studies show that TARPs are an integral part of the AMPA-R complex, acting as accessory subunits for mature receptors in vivo. The TARP/AMPA-R stoichiometry was(More)
Advances in geographical tracking, multimedia processing, information extraction, and sensor networks have created a deluge of probabilistic data. While similarity search is an important tool to support the manipulation of probabilistic data, it raises new challenges to traditional relational databases. The problem stems from the limited effectiveness of(More)
Strings are ubiquitous in computer systems and hence string processing has attracted extensive research effort from computer scientists in diverse areas. One of the most important problems in string processing is to efficiently evaluate the similarity between two strings based on a specified similarity measure. String similarity search is a fundamental(More)
Event-based social networks (EBSNs), such as Meetup and Plancast, which offer platforms for users to plan, arrange, and publish events, have gained increasing popularity and rapid growth. EBSNs capture not only the online social relationship, but also the offline interactions from offline events. They contain rich heterogeneous information, including(More)
AMPA receptors in cultured cerebellar neurons were characterized by whole-cell electrophysiological studies and single cell PCR-based quantitation of subunit mRNA expression. Purkinje neurons consistently expressed high levels of Glu receptor 2 (GluR2) mRNA and AMPA receptors with low but nonzero Ca(2+) permeability. Other cerebellar neurons expressed AMPA(More)
Differential privacy (DP) is a promising scheme for releasing the results of statistical queries on sensitive data, with strong privacy guarantees against adversaries with arbitrary background knowledge. Existing studies on differential privacy mostly focus on simple aggregations such as counts. This paper investigates the publication of DP-compliant(More)