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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335510/gender-recognition-from-human-body-images-using-visible-light-and-thermal-camera-videos-based-on-a-convolutional-neural-network-for-image-feature-extraction
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Dat Tien Nguyen, Ki Wan Kim, Hyung Gil Hong, Ja Hyung Koo, Min Cheol Kim, Kang Ryoung Park
Extracting powerful image features plays an important role in computer vision systems. Many methods have previously been proposed to extract image features for various computer vision applications, such as the scale-invariant feature transform (SIFT), speed-up robust feature (SURF), local binary patterns (LBP), histogram of oriented gradients (HOG), and weighted HOG. Recently, the convolutional neural network (CNN) method for image feature extraction and classification in computer vision has been used in various applications...
March 20, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334091/landscape-level-patterns-of-elevated-fs1-asian-allele-frequencies-in-populations-of-gypsy-moth-lepidoptera-erebidae-at-a-northern-u-s-boundary
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Marissa A Streifel, Patrick C Tobin, Lucia Hunt, Hannah Nadel, John J Molongoski, Brian H Aukema
From a regulatory perspective, Asian gypsy moth is a species complex consisting of three species of Lymantria and two subspecies of Lymantria dispar (L.), differing from the European subspecies, L. dispar dispar (L.), by having consistently flight-capable females. As such, the invasion potential in North America is thought to exceed that of European gypsy moth. USDA-APHIS therefore has a monitoring program to detect Asian gypsy moth at high-risk introduction pathways. Molecular markers are used to improve the diagnosis of Asian gypsy moth...
February 17, 2017: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301362/analysis-of-surfing-injuries-presenting-in-the-acute-trauma-setting
#3
Kevin T Jubbal, Charlie Chen, Todd Costantini, Fernando Herrera, Marek Dobke, Ahmed Suliman
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Surfing is a rapidly growing major worldwide sport; however, little is understood regarding severe injuries and resulting hospital admissions. This study explores surfing-related injuries in the major surfing hub of San Diego presenting in the acute trauma setting. The purpose of this study is to address the void of information regarding severe surfing injuries in the trauma setting, including injury patterns, associated hospitalization course, and risk factors...
March 16, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296919/image-mosaicking-using-surf-features-of-line-segments
#4
Zhanlong Yang, Dinggang Shen, Pew-Thian Yap
In this paper, we present a novel image mosaicking method that is based on Speeded-Up Robust Features (SURF) of line segments, aiming to achieve robustness to incident scaling, rotation, change in illumination, and significant affine distortion between images in a panoramic series. Our method involves 1) using a SURF detection operator to locate feature points; 2) rough matching using SURF features of directed line segments constructed via the feature points; and 3) eliminating incorrectly matched pairs using RANSAC (RANdom SAmple Consensus)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289096/multiple-roles-of-filopodial-dynamics-in-particle-capture-and-phagocytosis-and-phenotypes-of-cdc42-and-myo10-deletion
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Markus Horsthemke, Anne C Bachg, Katharina Groll, Sven Moyzio, Barbara Müther, Sandra A Hemkemeyer, Roland Wedlich-Söldner, Michael Sixt, Sebastian Tacke, Martin Bähler, Peter J Hanley
Macrophage filopodia, finger-like membrane protrusions, were first implicated in phagocytosis more than 100 years ago, but little is still known about the involvement of these actin-dependent structures in particle clearance. Using spinning disk confocal microscopy to image filopodial dynamics in mouse resident Lifeact-EGFP macrophages, we show that filopodia, or filopodia-like structures, support pathogen clearance by multiple means. Filopodia supported the phagocytic uptake of bacterial (Escherichia coli) particles by (i) capturing along the filopodial shaft and surfing towards the cell body, the most common mode of capture; (ii) capturing via the tip followed by retraction; (iii) combinations of surfing and retraction; or (iv) sweeping actions...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288362/critical-review-of-decision-support-tools-for-sustainability-assessment-of-site-remediation-options
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REVIEW
Lies Huysegoms, Valérie Cappuyns
In Europe alone, there are more than 2,5 million potentially contaminated sites of which 14% are expected to require remediation. Contaminated soil and groundwater can cause damage to human health as well as to valuable ecosystems. Globally more attention has been paid to this problem of soil contamination in the past decades. For example, more than 58 000 sites have been remediated in Europe between 2006 and 2011. Together with this increase in remediation projects there has been a surge in the development of new remediation technologies and decision support tools to be able to match every site and its specific characteristics to the best possible remediation alternative...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287810/evaluation-of-initial-respiratory-support-strategies-in-vlbw-neonates-with-rds
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Seyyed Abolfazl Afjeh, Mohammad Kazem Sabzehei, Maryam Khoshnood Shariati, Ahmad Reza Shamshiri, Fatemeh Esmaili
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) has brought about a significant change in care and treatment of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in very low birth weight (VLBW) neonates. The present study was designed and conducted to evaluate different strategies of initial respiratory support (IRS) in VLBW neonates hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). METHODS: This prospective study was conducted over three years (March 21, 2011 to March 20, 2014)...
March 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283403/genome-surfing-as-driver-of-microbial-genomic-diversity
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REVIEW
Mallory J Choudoir, Kevin Panke-Buisse, Cheryl P Andam, Daniel H Buckley
Historical changes in population size, such as those caused by demographic range expansions, can produce nonadaptive changes in genomic diversity through mechanisms such as gene surfing. We propose that demographic range expansion of a microbial population capable of horizontal gene exchange can result in genome surfing, a mechanism that can cause widespread increase in the pan-genome frequency of genes acquired by horizontal gene exchange. We explain that patterns of genetic diversity within Streptomyces are consistent with genome surfing, and we describe several predictions for testing this hypothesis both in Streptomyces and in other microorganisms...
March 7, 2017: Trends in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273392/surfing-parameter-hyperspaces-under-climate-change-scenarios-to-design-future-rice-ideotypes
#9
Livia Paleari, Ermes Movedi, Giovanni Cappelli, Lloyd T Wilson, Roberto Confalonieri
Growing food crops to meet global demand and the search for more sustainable cropping systems are increasing the need for new cultivars in key production areas. This study presents the identification of rice traits putatively producing the largest yield benefits in five areas that markedly differ in terms of environmental conditions in the Philippines, India, China, Japan and Italy. The ecophysiological model WARM and sensitivity analysis techniques were used to evaluate phenotypic traits involved with light interception, photosynthetic efficiency, tolerance to abiotic stressors, resistance to fungal pathogens and grain quality...
March 8, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268532/slice-correspondence-estimation-using-surf-descriptors-and-context-based-search-for-prostate-whole-mount-histology-mri-registration
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Lina Guzman, Frederic Commandeur, Oscar Acosta, Antoine Simon, Alain Fautrel, Nathalie Rioux-Leclercq, Eduardo Romero, Romain Mathieu, Renaud de Crevoisier
Registration of histopathology volumes to Magnetic Resonance Images(MRI) is a crucial step for finding correlations in Prostate Cancer (PCa) and assessing tumor agressivity. This paper proposes a two-stage framework aimed at registering both modalities. Firstly, Speeded-Up Robust Features (SURF) algorithm and a context-based search is used to automatically determine slice correspondences between MRI and histology volumes. This step initializes a multimodal nonrigid registration strategy, which allows to propagate histology slices to MRI...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255133/prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-internet-addiction-among-medical-students-a-cross-sectional-study-in-malaysia
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S M Ching, A Hamidin, R Vasudevan, M S L Sazlyna, W S Wan Aliaa, Y L Foo, A Yee, F K Hoo
INTRODUCTION: Internet is important to university students, especially for medical students who use it to search for literature and relevant information. However, some of the users are experiencing a gradual loss of the ability to reduce the duration and frequency of their internet activities, despite the negative consequences. The literature on internet usage among Malaysian medical students is limited. This study aims to determine the prevalence and factors associated with internet usage among medical students in a public university in Malaysia...
February 2017: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253868/selections-frameshift-mutations-and-copy-number-variation-detected-on-the-surf-4-1-gene-in-the-western-kenyan-plasmodium-falciparum-population
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Jesse N Gitaka, Mika Takeda, Masatsugu Kimura, Zulkarnain Md Idris, Chim W Chan, James Kongere, Kazuhide Yahata, Francis W Muregi, Yoshio Ichinose, Akira Kaneko, Osamu Kaneko
BACKGROUND: Plasmodium falciparum SURFIN4.1 is a putative ligand expressed on the merozoite and likely on the infected red blood cell, whose gene was suggested to be under directional selection in the eastern Kenyan population, but under balancing selection in the Thai population. To understand this difference, surf 4.1 sequences of western Kenyan P. falciparum isolates were analysed. Frameshift mutations and copy number variation (CNV) were also examined for the parasites from western Kenya and Thailand...
March 2, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253028/scoring-analysis-of-manoeuvres-performed-in-elite-male-professional-surfing-competitions
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James R Forsyth, Ryan de la Harpe, Diane L Riddiford-Harland, John W Whitting, Julie R Steele
PURPOSE: Our primary aim was to investigate the influence of turns, tube rides and aerial manoeuvres on the scores awarded in elite male professional surfing competitions. We also investigated the successful completion rate and scores associated with different aerial variations. METHODS: Video recordings from all 11 events of the 2015 Men's World Championship Tour were viewed to classify manoeuvres performed by the competitors on each wave as turns, tube rides and aerials...
March 2, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229573/associations-between-functional-movement-screen-scores-and-performance-variables-in-surf-athletes
#14
Bruno A Ferreira da Silva, Filipe M Clemente, Fernando M Lourenço Martins
BACKGRAUND: Functional Movement Screen (FMS) have been used to assess the movement patterns in daily sports practice. Some associations between FMS scores and physical variables have been found in some sports. Nevertheless, no study was conducted in surf. METHODS: Eighteen surf athletes (11 male) participated in the study (18.3 ± 6.3 y; 60.0 ± 9.6 kg; 168.6 ± 8.1 cm). All participants completed anthropometrics, Knee to Wall test, Functional Movement Screen, Isometric Knee Extension, Handgrip, Squat and Countermovement Jump...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226707/slice-correspondence-estimation-using-surf-descriptors-and-context-based-search-for-prostate-whole-mount-histology-mri-registration
#15
Lina Guzman, Frederic Commandeur, Oscar Acosta, Antoine Simon, Alain Fautrel, Nathalie Rioux-Leclercq, Eduardo Romero, Romain Mathieu, Renaud de Crevoisier, Lina Guzman, Frederic Commandeur, Oscar Acosta, Antoine Simon, Alain Fautrel, Nathalie Rioux-Leclercq, Eduardo Romero, Romain Mathieu, Renaud de Crevoisier, Frederic Commandeur, Romain Mathieu, Antoine Simon, Alain Fautrel, Eduardo Romero, Renaud De Crevoisier, Oscar Acosta, Nathalie Rioux-Leclercq, Lina Guzman
Registration of histopathology volumes to Magnetic Resonance Images(MRI) is a crucial step for finding correlations in Prostate Cancer (PCa) and assessing tumor agressivity. This paper proposes a two-stage framework aimed at registering both modalities. Firstly, Speeded-Up Robust Features (SURF) algorithm and a context-based search is used to automatically determine slice correspondences between MRI and histology volumes. This step initializes a multimodal nonrigid registration strategy, which allows to propagate histology slices to MRI...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205479/finger-trauma-due-to-surfing-a-case-series-and-analysis-of-fracture-patterns
#16
A C J Ruijs, L C Langenberg, J Rezzouk
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to research the type of lesions to the hand and fingers in the sport of surfing. METHODS: All surfing related hand injuries reported to our hospital between January 2008 and September 2015 were analyzed. RESULTS: Thirty-seven patient files held a clear description of a trauma related to the surf sport. We found three finger sprains, five wounds needing suture, including one digital nerve lesion and one ring finger with flexor tendon injury, three fingertip amputations and twenty-six digital fractures...
March 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203269/bionic-vision-based-intelligent-power-line-inspection-system
#17
Qingwu Li, Yunpeng Ma, Feijia He, Shuya Xi, Jinxin Xu
Detecting the threats of the external obstacles to the power lines can ensure the stability of the power system. Inspired by the attention mechanism and binocular vision of human visual system, an intelligent power line inspection system is presented in this paper. Human visual attention mechanism in this intelligent inspection system is used to detect and track power lines in image sequences according to the shape information of power lines, and the binocular visual model is used to calculate the 3D coordinate information of obstacles and power lines...
2017: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189036/corrigendum-to-polyethylenimine-polyacrylic-acid-nanocomposites-type-of-bonding-does-influence-the-gene-transfer-efficacy-and-cytotoxicity-colloids-surf-b-biointerfaces-140-2016-117-20
#18
S K Tripathi, Z Ahmadi, K C Gupta, P Kumar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 8, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183181/comment-on-thermodynamic-self-limiting-growth-of-heteroepitaxial-islands-induced-by-nonlinear-elastic-effect
#19
István Daruka
Making use of incontrovertible scaling arguments, here we demonstrate that the main findings of the recent Nano Letter paper Hu et al. ( Hu , H. , Niu , X. , and Liu , F. Nano Lett. 2016 , 16 , 3919 ) are incorrect and unphysical, that is, there is no self-limiting island growth due to nonlinear elastic effects, as claimed by Hu et al. We also note that the key concept of the paper by Hu et. al., that is, the island height dependence of the elastic strain field has already been published 10 years ago by Zinovyev , V...
March 8, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180114/paddle-boarding-fun-new-sport-or-an-accident-waiting-to-happen
#20
Shree-Eesh Waydia, Timothy Woodacre
BACKGROUND: Stand-up paddle-boarding is an increasingly popular water sport; however no published data to our knowledge exists on the nature and type of injuries sustained in this sport. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to describe the frequency, pattern, and mechanism of paddle-boarding injuries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Descriptive data of paddle-boarding injuries were collected using an interactive website-based, multiple-choice survey. Data were collected from May 2012 over a 6-month period...
July 2016: Trauma Monthly
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