Sample records for tang wei wang

  1. Editorial: Which Wei Wang?

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    Sprouse, Gene D. [American Physical Society (United States)

    2007-12-01

    The APS journals receive manuscripts from scientists all over the world. For authors whose names cannot be expressed in Latin characters, their names in the byline must be transliterated, a process that is not necessarily bidirectionally unique. For example, the eight Chinese names all transliterate as Wei Wang. To remove some of the ambiguity arising from this unfortunate degeneracy of names, APS will allow some authors the option to include their names in their own language in parentheses after the transliterated name, such as Wei Wang. The option to present names in the article byline in this manner is an experiment initially offered to Chinese, Japanese, and Korean authors, whose names can be expressed in Unicode characters. An example of a Japanese name is Tadanori Minamisono and a Korean name is Chang Kee Jung. In the English text the given name precedes the family name, while the reverse is true for the characters. As we gain experience, we may be able to broaden this offer to other languages. Authors who wish to try this option will need to prepare their manuscripts by following the special instructions at http://authors.aps.org/names.html.

  2. Microfluidic CARS cytometry Han-Wei Wang,1

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    Lu, Chang

    size distribution. CARS cytometry could be a new modality for quantitative analysis with vibrationalMicrofluidic CARS cytometry Han-Wei Wang,1 Ning Bao,2 Thuc T. Le,1 Chang Lu,2 and Ji-Xin Cheng,1@purdue.edu Abstract: Coherent anti-stokes Raman scattering (CARS) flow cytometry was demonstrated by combining a laser

  3. Modeling and Detection of Camouflaging Worm Wei Yu, Xun Wang, Prasad Calyam, Dong Xuan, and Wei Zhao

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    Calyam, Prasad

    1 Modeling and Detection of Camouflaging Worm Wei Yu, Xun Wang, Prasad Calyam, Dong Xuan, and Wei them. In this paper, we investigate a new class of active worms, referred to as Camouflaging Worm (C manipulate its scan traffic volume over time. Thereby, the C-Worm camouflages its propagation from existing

  4. Network Denoising in Social Media Huiji Gao, Xufei Wang, Jiliang Tang and Huan Liu

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    Liu, Huan

    Network Denoising in Social Media Huiji Gao, Xufei Wang, Jiliang Tang and Huan Liu Computer Science.Liu}@asu.edu ABSTRACT Social media expands the ways people communicate with each other. On a popular social media study the challenges of network de- noising in social media and how we can leverage a variety of social

  5. Mechanisms of Staudinger Reactions within Density Functional Wei Quan Tian and Yan Alexander Wang*

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    Wang, Yan Alexander

    reactions are discussed in detail. I. Introduction Phosphorus chemistry plays important roles in cataly- sis.; Swabey, J. W.; Wang, Q.; Xu, W.; Zoricak, P.; Harrison, D. G. Organometallics 1999, 18, 2046. (2) (a) Wright, V. A.; Gates, D. P. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2002, 41, 2389. (b) Tang, C.-W.; Yam, M.; Gates, D. P

  6. Zhang, Wang, and Wei 1 An Artificial Neural Network Method for Length-based

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    Wang, Yinhai

    Zhang, Wang, and Wei 1 An Artificial Neural Network Method for Length-based Vehicle Classification this problem, we develop an artificial neural network method to estimate classified vehicle volumes directly stations on I-5 over a long duration. The results show that the proposed artificial neural network model

  7. A Study of Cloning in the Linux SCSI Drivers Wei Wang and Michael W. Godfrey

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    Godfrey, Michael W.

    A Study of Cloning in the Linux SCSI Drivers Wei Wang and Michael W. Godfrey David R. Cheriton}@uwaterloo.ca Abstract--To date, most research on software code cloning has concentrated on detection and analysis techniques and their evaluation, and most empirical studies of cloning have investigated cloning within

  8. Experiments on humans Tomasz Ciesielski, Line-Kristin Larsen, Claudia Melis, Chia-Wei Vivian Wang

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    Bech, Claus

    Experiments on humans Tomasz Ciesielski, Line-Kristin Larsen, Claudia Melis, Chia-Wei Vivian Wang #12;Experiments on humans - Foersøkdyrelære ­ NTNU, November 2006 Page 1 of 21 Index 1. Historical issues and present status page 14 5. Behavioural research on humans page 15 5.1 The Milgram experiment

  9. BASS: Approximate Search on Large String Databases Jiong Yang Wei Wang Philip Yu

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    North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

    BASS: Approximate Search on Large String Databases Jiong Yang Wei Wang Philip Yu UIUC UNC Chapel array). Towards this goal, we propose a new indexing scheme, BASS-tree, to efficiently support general in the database with a high potential of matching quickly. With the BASS-tree in place, wild card(s) in the query

  10. Flexible Clustering by Tendency in High Dimensional Space Jinze Liu and Wei Wang

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    North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

    Flexible Clustering by Tendency in High Dimensional Space Jinze Liu and Wei Wang Computer Science Clustering is the process of grouping a set of objects into classes of similar objects. Until recently work on -cluster and -pCluster designed new similarity models to capture subspace coherency exhibited

  11. A CLASSIFIER ENSEMBLE BASED ON PERFORMANCE LEVEL ESTIMATION Wei Wang , Yaoyao Zhu , Xiaolei Huang , Daniel Lopresti ,

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    Huang, Xiaolei

    A CLASSIFIER ENSEMBLE BASED ON PERFORMANCE LEVEL ESTIMATION Wei Wang , Yaoyao Zhu , Xiaolei Huang, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD 20894 ABSTRACT In this paper, we introduce a new classifier methods combine the predic- tions of a set of diverse classifiers. The main contribution of our approach

  12. Incremental Subspace Clustering over Multiple Data Streams Qi Zhang Jinze Liu Wei Wang

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    Wang, Wei

    Incremental Subspace Clustering over Multiple Data Streams Qi Zhang Jinze Liu Wei Wang University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 {zhangq, liuj, weiwang}@cs.unc.edu Abstract Data streams are often algorithm de- sign. To find interesting patterns for multiple data streams evolving over time, clustering

  13. AGILE: A General Approach to Detect Transitions in Evolving Data Streams Jiong Yang Wei Wang

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    Wang, Wei

    AGILE: A General Approach to Detect Transitions in Evolving Data Streams Jiong Yang Wei Wang memory and access to the data stream is typically performed via a linear scan in as- cending order drawn increasing interests re- cently. A data stream is a long ordered sequence of records that do

  14. Privacy-Preserving Indexing for eHealth Information Yuzhe Tang, Ting Wang, Ling Liu, Shicong Meng, Balaji Palanisamy

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    Liu, Ling

    and Indexing]: Indexing methods; H.3.3 [Information Search and Retriveal]: Search process General TermsPrivacy-Preserving Indexing for eHealth Information Networks Yuzhe Tang, Ting Wang, Ling Liu healthcare providers. One funda- mental capability of such information network is to support efficient

  15. Detecting Worms via Mining Dynamic Program Xun Wang, Wei Yu, Adam Champion, Xinwen Fu and Dong Xuan

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    Xuan, Dong

    Detecting Worms via Mining Dynamic Program Execution Xun Wang, Wei Yu, Adam Champion, Xinwen Fu and Dong Xuan Abstract-- Worm attacks have been major security threats to the Internet. Detecting worms, especially new, unseen worms, is still a challenging problem. In this paper, we propose a new worm detection

  16. DMQL: A Data Mining Query Language for Relational Databases \\Lambda Jiawei Han Yongjian Fu Wei Wang Krzysztof Koperski Osmar Zaiane

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    Fu, Yongjian

    DMQL: A Data Mining Query Language for Relational Databases \\Lambda Jiawei Han Yongjian Fu Wei Wang@cs.sfu.ca Abstract The emerging data mining tools and systems lead naturally to the demand of a powerful data mining. This motivates us to design a data mining query language, DMQL, for mining different kinds of knowledge

  17. DMQL: A Data Mining Query Language for Relational Databases Jiawei Han Yongjian Fu Wei Wang Krzysztof Koperski Osmar Zaiane

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    Zaiane, Osmar R.

    DMQL: A Data Mining Query Language for Relational Databases Jiawei Han Yongjian Fu Wei Wang@cs.sfu.ca Abstract The emerging data mining tools and systems lead naturally to the demand of a powerful data mining. This motivates us to design a data mining query language, DMQL, for mining di erent kinds of knowledge

  18. Detecting Human Actions in Surveillance Videos Ming Yang, Shuiwang Ji, Wei Xu, Jinjun Wang, Fengjun Lv, Kai Yu, Yihong Gong

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    Ji, Shuiwang

    Detecting Human Actions in Surveillance Videos Ming Yang, Shuiwang Ji, Wei Xu, Jinjun Wang, Fengjun-world surveillance videos. Even the same type of actions may exhibit enormous varia- tions due to cluttered-world conditions by providing an extensive 144-hour surveillance video dataset recorded in London Gatwick Airport

  19. Robust Wireless Ad Hoc Networks Xiang-Yang Li Yu Wang Peng-Jun Wan Chih-Wei Yi Ophir Frieder

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    Wang, Yu

    Robust Wireless Ad Hoc Networks Xiang-Yang Li Yu Wang Peng-Jun Wan Chih-Wei Yi Ophir Frieder uv E iff Dept. of Computer Science, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL 60616. Email: {xli,wan,ophir

  20. The ameliorating effects of LiuWei Dihuang Wang on cycloheximide-induced impairment of passive avoidance performance in rats

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    Chi-Rei Wu; Li-Wei Lin; Wen-Hsin Wang; Ming-Tsuen Hsieh

    2007-01-01

    The ameliorating effects of aqueous and ethanolic extracts of LiuWei Dihuang Wang (LDWW and LDWE) after single, 1-week or 2-week consecutive treatment on the cycloheximide-induced amnesia by using the passive avoidance task in rats were studied. After single treatment, LDWW and LDWE (1 and 2g\\/kg) significantly prolonged the shortened step-through latency induced by CXM and their potency was equal. LDWW

  1. The ameliorating effects of LiuWei Dihuang Wang on cycloheximide-induced impairment of passive avoidance performance in rats.

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    Wu, Chi-Rei; Lin, Li-Wei; Wang, Wen-Hsin; Hsieh, Ming-Tsuen

    2007-08-15

    The ameliorating effects of aqueous and ethanolic extracts of LiuWei Dihuang Wang (LDW(W) and LDW(E)) after single, 1-week or 2-week consecutive treatment on the cycloheximide-induced amnesia by using the passive avoidance task in rats were studied. After single treatment, LDW(W) and LDW(E) (1 and 2g/kg) significantly prolonged the shortened step-through latency induced by CXM and their potency was equal. LDW(W) at 1g/kg after 1-week consecutive treatment or at 0.1g/kg after 2-week consecutive treatment almost completely reversed CXM-induced amnesia. LDW(W) at any dose alone after single, 1-week or 2-week consecutive treatment did not influence the step-through latency in the training trial in rats. Furthermore, muscarinic antagonist scopolamine, peripheral cholinergic antagonist scopolamine methylbromide, serotonin precursor 5-hydroxytryptamine and serotonin releaser p-chloroamphetamine could block the ameliorating effects of LDW(W). GABA(A) receptor antagonist bicuculline and GABA(B) receptor agonist baclofen also blocked the ameliorating effects of LDW(W). These results suggest that the ameliorating effects of LDW whose potency were parallel to treatment duration might be related to activating peripheral cholinergic neuronal system and modulating the central nervous system. PMID:17644289

  2. Graphene Edge Lithography Guibai Xie, Zhiwen Shi, Rong Yang, Donghua Liu, Wei Yang, Meng Cheng, Duoming Wang, Dongxia Shi,

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    Zhang, Guangyu

    Graphene Edge Lithography Guibai Xie, Zhiwen Shi, Rong Yang, Donghua Liu, Wei Yang, Meng Cheng: Fabrication of graphene nanostructures is of importance for both investigating their intrinsic physical approach for graphene nanostructures. Compared with conventional lithographic fabrication techniques

  3. Ozonization at the Vacancy Defect Site of the Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Lei Vincent Liu, Wei Quan Tian, and Yan Alexander Wang*

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    Wang, Yan Alexander

    the unsaturated active carbon atom is the most probable pathway, where ozone undergoes fast dissociation at the active carbon atom at 300 K. Complementary to the experiments, our work provides a microscopicOzonization at the Vacancy Defect Site of the Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Lei Vincent Liu, Wei

  4. Real-Time Multi-person Tracking in Video Surveillance Wei Niu, Long Jiao, Dan Han, and Yuan-Fang Wang

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    Wang, Yuan-Fang

    1 Real-Time Multi-person Tracking in Video Surveillance Wei Niu, Long Jiao, Dan Han, and Yuan In this paper, we briefly summarize our video surveillance research framework. We then survey current research research questions must be addressed before we can rely upon video surveillance as an effective tool

  5. On the Security of Chien's Ultralightweight RFID Authentication Hung-Min Sun, Wei-Chih Ting, and King-Hang Wang

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    On the Security of Chien's Ultralightweight RFID Authentication Protocol Hung-Min Sun, Wei hmsun@cs.nthu.edu.tw {sd,khwang0}@is.cs.nthu.edu.tw Abstract. Recently, Chien proposed have proposed various solutions as introduced by Chien in [1]. Chien classified these protocols

  6. DBMiner: A System for Mining Knowledge in Large Relational Jiawei Han Yongjian Fu Wei Wang Jenny Chiang Wan Gong Krzysztof Koperski Deyi Li

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    Zaiane, Osmar R.

    Wang Jenny Chiang Wan Gong Krzysztof Koperski Deyi Li Yijun Lu Amynmohamed Rajan Nebojsa Stefanovic on knowledge discovery in databases Piatetsky- Shapiro & Frawley 1991; Fayyad et al. 1996, a data mining system

  7. CitySee: Urban CO2 Monitoring with Sensors Xufei Mao, Xin Miao, Yuan He, Tong Zhu, Jiliang Wang, Wei Dong, Xiang-Yang Li, and Yunhao Liu

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    Liu, Yunhao

    CitySee: Urban CO2 Monitoring with Sensors Xufei Mao, Xin Miao, Yuan He, Tong Zhu, Jiliang Wang CitySee, a real-time CO2-monitoring system using sensor networks for an urban area (around 100 square network consisting of 1096 relay nodes and 100 sensor nodes in Wuxi City, China. Index Terms--CO2

  8. On Detecting Camouflaging Worm , Xun Wang

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    Calyam, Prasad

    On Detecting Camouflaging Worm Wei Yu½ , Xun Wang¾ , Prasad Calyam¿ , Dong Xuan¾ , and Wei Zhao of active worms, i.e., Camouflaging Worm (C-Worm in short). The C-Worm has the capability to intelligently manipulate its scan traf- fic volume over time, thereby camouflaging its propagation from existing worm

  9. Holey Silicon as an Efficient Thermoelectric Jinyao Tang,,,

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    Yang, Peidong

    . With a ZT value of 0.4 at room temperature, the thermoelectric performance of HS is comparable with the bestHoley Silicon as an Efficient Thermoelectric Material Jinyao Tang,,§, Hung-Ta Wang,, Dong Hyun Lee ABSTRACT This work investigated the thermoelectric properties of thin silicon membranes that have been

  10. Adaptive Monitoring for Video Surveillance , Wei-Qi Yan2

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    Adaptive Monitoring for Video Surveillance Jun Wang 1 , Wei-Qi Yan2 , Mohan S. Kankanhalli2 of surveillance objects by utilizing the feedback of the experiential sampling based video surveillance results to change the video camera parameters. Our framework first detects the moving objects in the surveillance

  11. A hole accelerator for InGaN/GaN light-emitting diodes Zi-Hui Zhang, Wei Liu, Swee Tiam Tan, Yun Ji, Liancheng Wang, Binbin Zhu, Yiping Zhang, Shunpeng Lu,

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    Demir, Hilmi Volkan

    A hole accelerator for InGaN/GaN light-emitting diodes Zi-Hui Zhang, Wei Liu, Swee Tiam Tan, Yun JiGaN/GaN light-emitting diode driven by three-dimensional hole gas Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 263501 (2013); 10 light emitting diodes J. Appl. Phys. 114, 103102 (2013); 10.1063/1.4820450 Enhanced overall efficiency

  12. Physically Guided Liquid Surface Modeling from Videos Huamin Wang

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    Turk, Greg

    Physically Guided Liquid Surface Modeling from Videos Huamin Wang Miao Liao Qing Zhang Ruigang Yang models [Quan et al. 2006], tree models [Tan et al. 2007], hairs [Wei et al. 2005], urban buildings [Sinha time, including volume loss and loss of surface details. The computational cost is another issue

  13. In vivo biocompatibility studies of nano TiO2 materials Wei Han 1, a

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    Zheng, Yufeng

    In vivo biocompatibility studies of nano TiO2 materials Wei Han 1, a , Yuedan Wang 2,b and Yufeng were Advanced Materials Research Vols. 79-82 (2009) pp 389-392 © (2009) Trans Tech Publications of the publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd, Switzerland, www.ttp.net. (ID: 162.105.27.90-08/08/09,16:09:57

  14. A Location Aware Virtual Infrastructure for VANETs Chih-Jye Wang,

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    Chen, Yu

    1 A Location Aware Virtual Infrastructure for VANETs Yu Chen*, Chih-Jye Wang, Wei-Shinn Ku ­ The dynamical network topology is the source of most challenges in VANETs (Vehicle Ad hoc Networks). In urban infrastructure, VANETs, Recognition memory, Location aware information. 1. Introduction Although infrastructure

  15. Inhibitory effect of Yukmijihwang-tang, a traditional herbal formula against testosterone-induced benign prostatic hyperplasia in rats

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    2012-01-01

    Background Yukmijihwang-tang, a traditional herbal formula, has been used for treating disorder, diabetic mellitus and neurosis in China (Liu-wei-di-huang-tang in Chinese), Japan (Lokumijio-to in Japanese) and Korea for many years. In this study, we investigated the effects of Yukmijihwang-tang water extract (YJT) on the development of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) using a rat model of testosterone propionate (TP)-induced BPH. Methods A total of 30 rats were divided into five groups. One group was used as a control and the other groups received subcutaneous injections of TP for 4?weeks to induce BPH. YJT (200 or 400?mg/kg) was administered daily for 4?weeks to two groups by oral gavage concurrently with the TP. The animals were euthanized, the prostate and body weights were recorded, and tissues were subjected to hormone assays and histomorphology. In addition, we investigated proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) expression in the prostate using immunoblotting. Results Animals with BPH showed significantly increased absolute and relative prostate weights, increased dihydrotestosterone levels in the serum or prostate and increased PCNA expression in the prostate; however, YJT-treated animals showed significant reductions compared with the animals with TP-induced BPH. Histomorphology also showed that YJT inhibited TP-induced prostatic hyperplasia. Conclusions These findings indicate that YJT effectively inhibited the development of BPH and might be a useful drug clinically. PMID:22520510

  16. Corporate Decision Analysis: An Engineering Approach Victor Tang

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    1 Corporate Decision Analysis: An Engineering Approach by Victor Tang B.S. Electrical Engineering.......................................................................................................................... Kevin N. Otto Owner and Manager, Robust Systems and Strategy LLC Accepted by] #12;3 Corporate Decision Analysis: An Engineering Approach by Victor Tang Submitted to the Engineering

  17. Video Compass Jana Kosecka and Wei Zhang

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    Kosecka, Jana

    Video Compass Jana Koseck´a and Wei Zhang Department of Computer Science, George Mason University in building large city models as well as basic surveillance and monitoring applications often encounter

  18. Reliability of ENSO Dynamical Predictions YOUMIN TANG AND RICHARD KLEEMAN

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    Tang, Youmin

    Reliability of ENSO Dynamical Predictions YOUMIN TANG AND RICHARD KLEEMAN Courant Institute, the authors have explored several important issues relating to ENSO predictability including reliability measures of ENSO dynamical predictions and the dominant precursors that control reliability. It was found

  19. Tool Measures Depths of Defects on a Case Tang Joint

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    Ream, M. Bryan; Montgomery, Ronald B.; Mecham, Brent A.; Keirstead, Bums W.

    2005-01-01

    A special-purpose tool has been developed for measuring the depths of defects on an O-ring seal surface. The surface lies in a specially shaped ringlike fitting, called a capture feature tang, located on an end of a cylindrical segment of a case that contains a solid-fuel booster rocket motor for launching a space shuttle. The capture feature tang is a part of a tang-and-clevis, O-ring joint between the case segment and a similar, adjacent cylindrical case segment. When the segments are joined, the tang makes an interference fit with the clevis and squeezes the O-ring at the side of the gap.

  20. Two-page CV, Jan. 2012 Dr. Liping Wei

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    Wei, Liping

    and Environmental Science (973) 596-5389 Email: liping.wei@njit.edu Education Ph. D. 2004 Biological, Limnology and Oceanography 50(1):13-22, 2005 Liping Wei., John Donat, Gary Fones, Beth A. Ahner. Interaction

  1. Structural Features of Toxic Chemicals for Specific Toxicity Jiansuo Wang, Luhua Lai,* and Youqi Tang

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    Luhua, Lai

    on the structure information or easily available data have been made since the early 1980s.1 The knowledge about available knowledge and human experts, which are used in the knowledge-based expert systems such as DEREK,2, and side chain (Figure 1).11 Ring systems are defined as cycles or cycles sharing an edge within the graph

  2. Wei-Che Tsai Assistant Professor

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    Wang, Hsin-Min

    replication under the CEV model," Finance Research Letters, forthcoming. (SSCI) (MOST ranking: 42/122, B8/23/2014 1 Wei-Che Tsai Assistant Professor Department of Finance College of Management@mail.nsysu.edu.tw Tel: 886-7-5250000#4814 Fax: 886-7-5250136 EDUCATION Ph.D. in Finance, National Taiwan University

  3. Feature Selection with Linked Data in Social Media Jiliang Tang

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    Liu, Huan

    Feature Selection with Linked Data in Social Media Jiliang Tang Huan Liu Abstract Feature selection media data presents new challenges to feature selection. Social media data consists of (1) tra- ditional of social media also determines that its data is mas- sive, noisy, and incomplete, which exacerbates the al

  4. Slowing Down Internet Worms Shigang Chen Yong Tang

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    Chen, Shigang

    Slowing Down Internet Worms Shigang Chen Yong Tang Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 {sgchen, yt1}@cise.ufl.edu Abstract An Internet worm the Internet. It is conceivable that the cyber-terrorists may use a wide-spread worm to cause major disruption

  5. Handling "Out of Memory" Errors John Tang Boyland

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    Boyland, John Tang

    Handling "Out of Memory" Errors John Tang Boyland ECOOP EHWS, July 25, 2005 #12;Handling "Out Of Memory" Errors H Current advice for handling OutOfMemoryError ­ Use to find memory limits. ­ Don't! There-thread memory restrictions. ECOOP EHWS Handling OutOfMemoryError 1 #12;An OutOfMemoryError occurs ? Exception

  6. Clustering by Pattern Similarity in Large Data Sets Haixun Wang Wei Wang Jiong Yang Philip S. Yu

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    Wang, Wei

    if they exhibit a coherent pattern on a subset of dimensions. For instance, in DNA microarray analysis, the expression levels of two genes may rise and fall synchronously in response to a set of environmental stim areas, in- cluding statistics [14], machine learning [13, 10], pattern recognition [11], and image

  7. TANG1, Encoding a Symplekin_C Domain-Contained Protein, Influences Sugar Responses in Arabidopsis.

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    Zheng, Leiying; Shang, Li; Chen, Xing; Zhang, Limin; Xia, Yan; Smith, Caroline; Bevan, Michael W; Li, Yunhai; Jing, Hai-Chun

    2015-07-01

    Sugars not only serve as energy and cellular carbon skeleton but also function as signaling molecules regulating growth and development in plants. Understanding the molecular mechanisms in sugar signaling pathways will provide more information for improving plant growth and development. Here, we describe a sugar-hypersensitive recessive mutant, tang1. Light-grown tang1 mutants have short roots and increased starch and anthocyanin contents when grown on high-sugar concentration medium. Dark-grown tang1 plants exhibit sugar-hypersensitive hypocotyl elongation and enhanced dark development. The tang1 mutants also show an enhanced response to abscisic acid but reduced response to ethylene. Thus, tang1 displays a range of alterations in sugar signaling-related responses. The TANG1 gene was isolated by a map-based cloning approach and encodes a previously uncharacterized unique protein with a predicted Symplekin tight-junction protein C terminus. Expression analysis indicates that TANG1 is ubiquitously expressed at moderate levels in different organs and throughout the Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) life cycle; however, its expression is not affected by high-sugar treatment. Genetic analysis shows that PRL1 and TANG1 have additive effects on sugar-related responses. Furthermore, the mutation of TANG1 does not affect the expression of genes involved in known sugar signaling pathways. Taken together, these results suggest that TANG1, a unique gene, plays an important role in sugar responses in Arabidopsis. PMID:26002908

  8. TIMOTHY WEI PERSONAL: Birth Date: 26 May 1958

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    Farritor, Shane

    , B., Krane, M.H. & T. Wei 2011 Measurements of the flow-induced vibration of a compliant duct). Borowsky, J. & Wei, T. 2011 Two-phase interactions through turbulent events as described by fluid velocimetry to in vivo measurement of capillary flow in a rat model. Experiments in Fluids (in review). Cohen

  9. LUNG CANCER AND INDOOR AIR POLLUTION IN XUAN WEI, CHINA

    EPA Science Inventory

    Xuan Wei County, China has an unusually high lung cancer mortality rate that cannot be attributed to tobacco use or occupational exposure. Most Xuan Wei residents, especially women, are exposed domestically to smoke from unvented, open pit coal/wood fires used for cooking and hea...

  10. Feb, 2011 CURRICULUM VITAE Xinpei Wang Name: Xinpei Wang

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    using heart sound energy", 2009 International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Informatics (BMEI and Informatics (BMEI), 2009: 827-830. 3. Wang X P, Liu C C, and Bai T. "Image Segmentation Method Based on Mean

  11. THE STRENGTH OF PROJECTIVE MARTIN CONJECTURE C. T. CHONG, WEI WANG AND LIANG YU

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    Yu, Liang

    on a cone, write F M G if F(x) T G(x) on a cone. Donald A. Martin conjectured that, under the assumption that Martin's conjecture on 1 1-functions uniformly T -order preserving on a cone implies 1 1 Turing of the existence of a Woodin cardinal. 1. Introduction A cone C of reals with base z is a set of the form {x|x T z

  12. Differential Equations (MAP2302/U01), Summer A 2014 Instructor: Wei Wang

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    Wang, Wei

    Equations, Shepley L. Ross, 4th Edition. Course Plan (Tentative): Chapter 1 Introduction: Sections 1 lectures) Course Prerequisite: Grade C or better in MAC2312 Calculus II. Gradings: The final grade).........................30% · Final (Friday, June 20, 9:30am-11:30am, Cumulative)................40% 1 #12;Your final grade

  13. Design Differentiated Service Multicast With Selfish Agents WeiZhao Wang1

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    Li, Xiang-Yang

    Baptist University, Hong Kong, China, sunz@comp.hkbu.edu.hk Abstract. Differentiated service (DiffServ study how to design the DiffServ multicast when the participants are selfish. We assume that the cost studies the strategyproof mechanism design and fair payment sharing scheme for DiffServ multicast. First

  14. Weakly Interacting Object Tracking in Indoor Environments Kao-Wei Wan and Chieh-Chih Wang

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    Wang, Chieh-Chih "Bob"

    approaches. I. INTRODUCTION Multiple moving object tracking or multitarget tracking is a key prerequisite National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan Email: leo@robotics.csie.ntu.edu.tw, bobwang@ntu.edu.tw Tu T for automating many useful robotics applica- tions. The classical approaches such as the multiple hypothesis

  15. MiRNA Control of Vegetative Phase Change in Trees Jia-Wei Wang1

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    Weigel, Detlef

    relatively minor morphological changes, whereas in trees and other perennial woody plants it occurs after of these genes in woody species with highly differentiated, well-characterized juvenile and adult phases (Acacia Academy of Science (KSCX2-YW-N-057), DFG-SFB 446 to DW, and European Community FP6 IP SIROCCO (contract

  16. OP-Cluster: Clustering by Tendency in High Dimensional Space Jinze Liu and Wei Wang

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    Wang, Wei

    arise when the expression levels of (co- regulated) genes can rise or fall synchronously in response statistics, machine learning and pattern recognition. Most clustering models, including those proposed. An Example of OP-cluster 1.1 Applications · DNA microarray analysis. Microarray is one of the lat- est

  17. CURRICULUM VITAE Zhi "Luke" WANG

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    Wang, Zhi "Luke"

    1 CURRICULUM VITAE Zhi "Luke" WANG Associate Professor, Hydrology and Soil Physics Editor and Environmental Sci., University of California, Riverside 1997 Ph.D., Hydrology and Soil Physics, Katholieke

  18. Ending an Era: The Huang Chao Rebellion of the Late Tang, 874-884

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    Adam Fong

    This paper historically and analytically examines the official records of the Huang Chao rebellion in order to better understand both what avenues of resistance were open to common people during the Tang dynasty and how common people were represented in the historical record. Huang Chao was a rebel leader during the late Tang dynasty; he and his followers successfully marauded

  19. An Innovative Project for Lunar Mission LI Teng YANG Wei

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    Li, Teng

    LUNARNET An Innovative Project for Lunar Mission LI Teng YANG Wei (Dept. of Engineering Mechanics on the moon surface. The Lunar Probes collect space, soil, rock and surface layer information and interact

  20. Antithrombotic and antiplatelet activities of Soshiho-tang extract

    PubMed Central

    2013-01-01

    Background Soshiho-tang (SH; Chinese name, Xiao-Chai-Hu-Tang; Japanese name, Shosaiko-to) is a traditional Korean, Chinese, and Japanese medicine, which has been used to treat various conditions, including hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, and chronic and acute liver disease. SH consists of seven herbal components, of which Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi and Zingiber officinale Roscoe, are reported to have antithrombotic and antiplatelet activities. We investigated the antithrombotic activity of SH, including S. baicalensis and Z. officinale, as an integrative therapy. Methods To identify the antithrombotic activity of SH, we used a FeCl3-induced thrombus formation model. The mechanism of SH-mediated antithrombotic activity was assessed by determining platelet aggregation and coagulation times ex vivo, washed platelet aggregation, serotonin secretion, and thromboxane B2 formation. Results SH prolonged the occlusion time of thrombus formation when applied in a FeCl3-induced thrombus formation model. SH also inhibited collagen-induced platelet aggregation ex vivo in a concentration-dependent manner; however, it did not affect coagulation. Hence, to identify the antiplatelet effect of SH, we investigated washed platelet aggregations in vitro. SH significantly inhibited various agonist-induced platelet aggregations, and it completely inhibited serotonin secretion and thromboxane B2 formation. Conclusions The findings suggest that SH inhibited FeCl3-induced thrombus formation through antiplatelet activity, including inhibition of platelet aggregation, and serotonin and TXB2 production. Thus, SH may be useful as an integrative herbal formula for the treatment of thrombosis. PMID:23773779

  1. [Textual research on Capital's Puji Tang (Relief Houses) in the Qing Dynasty].

    PubMed

    Zhang, Lei; Liang, Jun

    2010-05-01

    Puji Tang (Relief Houses) was established in 1706 with the function of helping the poor, comforting and compensating people by medicine, therefore, which was supported by the Emperors of the Qing Dynasty. As a representation of medical relief organization of the Qing Dynasty, Puji Tang was developed from a folk relief organization to a government national organization. Because of the declination of the Qing Empire and the problems within its own organization, Puji Tang changed finally to an organization of reeducation through labor in 1907. PMID:21029716

  2. Solvent-Tuned Azido-Bridged Co2+ Layers: Square, Honeycomb, and Kagome Xin-Yi Wang, Lu Wang, Zhe-Ming Wang, and Song Gao*

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    Gao, Song

    Solvent-Tuned Azido-Bridged Co2+ Layers: Square, Honeycomb, and Kagome´ Xin-Yi Wang, Lu Wang, Zhe-Ming Wang, and Song Gao* College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth

  3. Bayesian Cluster Ensembles Hongjun Wang

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    Banerjee, Arindam

    Bayesian Cluster Ensembles Hongjun Wang Hanhuai Shan Arindam Banerjee Abstract Cluster ensembles provide a framework for combining mul- tiple base clusterings of a dataset to generate a stable and robust consensus clustering. There are important variants of the basic cluster ensemble problem, notably including

  4. On the Pre-Tang Development of the Law of ‘Treason’: moufan, dani, and pan

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    MacCormack, Geoffrey

    2005-01-01

    , and Southern Dynasties Some isolated pieces of information are available for the Wei #21;g (Thre Kingdoms), Jin #8;? , and southern dynasties #6;?#12;? . First, we have a somewhat eliptical reference to changes made by the Wei code of A.D. 234, which...

  5. Cooperative Trajectory-based Map Construction Wei Chang, Jie Wu, and Chiu C. Tan

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    Wu, Jie

    Cooperative Trajectory-based Map Construction Wei Chang, Jie Wu, and Chiu C. Tan Department of Computer and Information Sciences Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122 Email: {wei.chang, jiewu, cctan

  6. Orszag Tang vortex-Kinetic study of a turbulent plasma

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    Parashar, T. N.; Servidio, S.; Shay, M. A.; Matthaeus, W. H.; Cassak, P. A.

    2010-03-01

    Kinetic evolution of the Orszag-Tang vortex is studied using collisionless hybrid simulations based on particle in cell ions and fluid electrons. In magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) this configuration leads rapidly to broadband turbulence. An earlier study [1] estimated the dissipation in the system. A comparison of MHD & hybrid simulations showed similar behavior at large scales but substantial differences at small scales. The hybrid magnetic energy spectrum shows a break at the scale where Hall term in the Ohm's law becomes important. The protons heat perpendicularly and most of the energy is dissipated through magnetic interactions. Here, the space time structure of the system is studied using frequency-wavenumber (k-?) decomposition. No clear resonances appear, ruling out the cyclotron resonances as a likely candidate for the perpendicular heating. The only distinguishable wave modes present, which constitute a small percentage of total energy, are magnetosonic modes.

  7. The full-scale process and design changes for elimination of insulation edge separations and voids in tang flap area

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    Danforth, Richard A.

    1991-01-01

    Qualification of the full-scale process and design changes for elimination of redesigned solid rocket motor tang nitrile butadiene rubber insulation edge separations and voids was performed from 24 March to 3 December 1990. The objectives of this test were: to qualify design and process changes on flight hardware using a tie ply between the redesigned solid rocket motor steel case and the nitrile butadiene rubber insulation over the tang capture features; to qualify the use of methyl ethyl ketone in the tang flap region to reduce voids; and to determine if holes in the separator film reduce voids in the tang flap region. The tie ply is intended to aid insulation flow during the insulation cure process, and thus reduce or eliminate edge unbonds. Methyl ethyl ketone is intended to reduce voids in the tang flap area by providing better tacking characteristics. The perforated film was intended to provide possible vertical breathe paths to reduce voids in the tang area. Tang tie ply testing consisted of 270 deg of the tang circumference using a new layup method and 90 deg of the tang circumference using the current layup methods. Tie ply process success was defined as a reduction of insulation unbonds. Lack of any insulation edge unbonds on the tang area where the new process was used, and the presence of 17 unbonds with the current process, proves the test to be a success. Successful completion of this test has qualified the new processes.

  8. A new look at measuring dependence Wei Biao Wu and Jan Mielniczuk

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    Wu, Wei-Biao

    A new look at measuring dependence Wei Biao Wu and Jan Mielniczuk Abstract This paper revisits, p. 31): Wei Biao Wu University of Chicago, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago 10.1007/978-3-642-14104-1_7, #12;124 Wei Biao Wu and Jan Mielniczuk "A term 'statistical dependence

  9. Computations Modulo Regular Chains Xin Li, Marc Moreno Maza and Wei Pan

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    Moreno Maza, Marc

    Computations Modulo Regular Chains Xin Li, Marc Moreno Maza and Wei Pan (University of Western Ontario) ISSAC 2009, Seoul July 30, 2009 Xin Li, Marc Moreno Maza and Wei Pan (University of Western) = (2 x - 1) y - 7 - x. Xin Li, Marc Moreno Maza and Wei Pan (University of Western Ontario

  10. Lung cancer and indoor air pollution in Xuan Wei, China.

    PubMed

    Mumford, J L; He, X Z; Chapman, R S; Cao, S R; Harris, D B; Li, X M; Xian, Y L; Jiang, W Z; Xu, C W; Chuang, J C

    1987-01-01

    In Xuan Wei County, Yunnan Province, lung cancer mortality is among China's highest and, especially in females, is more closely associated with indoor burning of "smoky" coal, as opposed to wood or "smokeless" coal, than with tobacco smoking. Indoor air samples were collected during the burning of all three fuels. In contrast to wood and smokeless coal emissions, smoky coal emission has high concentrations of submicron particles containing mutagenic organics, especially in aromatic and polar fractions. These studies suggested an etiologic link between domestic smoky coal burning and lung cancer in Xuan Wei. PMID:3798109

  11. Star-extremal Circulant Graphs Ko-Wei Lih

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    Zhu, Xuding

    Star-extremal Circulant Graphs Ko-Wei Lih #3; Institute of Mathematics Academia Sinica Nankang Email: zhu@math.nsysu.edu.tw July 22, 1998 (Revised: March 30, 1999) Abstract A graph is called star-extremal if its fractional chromatic number is equal to its circular chromatic number (also known as the star

  12. Geometric Mechanics of Periodic Pleated Origami Z. Y. Wei,1

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    Liang, Haiyi

    show that effective bending stiffness of the unit cell is singular, allowing us to characterize the twoGeometric Mechanics of Periodic Pleated Origami Z. Y. Wei,1 Z. V. Guo,1 L. Dudte,1 H. Y. Liang,1 and planar and nonplanar effective elastic response of a simple periodically folded Miura-ori structure

  13. Sihang Wei, Daniel Kuchma Gauging of Concrete Crossties to Investigate

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    · Introduction and Background · Instrumentation and Laboratory Calibration · Rail Seat Loading and Crosstie for equivalent bearing area Q2 ­ correct factor for loading eccentricity Q3 ­ correct factor for support lengthSihang Wei, Daniel Kuchma Gauging of Concrete Crossties to Investigate Load Path in Laboratory

  14. Mind Change Efficient Learning Wei Luo and Oliver Schulte

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    Schulte, Oliver

    Mind Change Efficient Learning Wei Luo and Oliver Schulte School of Computing Science, Simon Fraser with respect to mind changes. Our starting point is the idea that a learner that is efficient with respect to mind changes minimizes mind changes not only globally in the entire learning prob- lem, but also

  15. Static Object Race Detection Ana Milanova and Wei Huang

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    Milanova, Ana

    Static Object Race Detection Ana Milanova and Wei Huang Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Abstract. We present a novel static object race detection analysis. Our analysis is data-centric in the sense analysis outperforms the leading static race detector Chord. 1 Introduction A multithreaded program

  16. New Integral Distinguisher for Rijndael-256 Yuechuan Wei1

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    New Integral Distinguisher for Rijndael-256 Yuechuan Wei1 , Bing Sun2 and Chao Li1,2,3 1 School of Computer Science, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China, 410073 2 System Science, Science College of National University of Defence Technology, Changsha, China, 410073 3 State Key

  17. On MEMS equation with fringing field Juncheng Wei1

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    Wei, Jun-cheng

    On MEMS equation with fringing field Juncheng Wei1 , Dong Ye2 1 Department of Mathematics Universit´e de Metz, 57045 Metz, France. E-mail address: dong.ye@univ-metz.fr Abstract We consider the MEMS case (i.e. = 0) and confirms the simulations in [14, 11]. Key words. MEMS, rupture, fringing field

  18. THE LEVERING SCHEME OF BIORTHOGONAL WAVELETS WeiChang Shann

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    Shann, Wei-Chang

    THE LEVERING SCHEME OF BIORTHOGONAL WAVELETS Wei­Chang Shann Department of Mathematics National that will lever orthonormal or biorthogonal wavelets to a new system of biorthogo­ nal wavelets. If we start­splines and cooperating with the lifting scheme of Sweldens, our levering scheme can reproduce all of those biorthogo­ nal

  19. Structural behavior of the space shuttle SRM tang-clevis joint

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Greene, William H.; Knight, Norman F., Jr.; Stockwell, Alan E.

    1988-01-01

    The space shuttle Challenger accident investigation focused on the failure of a tang-clevis joint on the right solid rocket motor. The existence of relative motion between the inner arm of the clevis and the O-ring sealing surface on the tang has been identified as a potential contributor to this failure. This motion can cause the O-rings to become unseated and therefore lose their sealing capability. Finite element structural analyses have been performed to predict both deflections and stresses in the joint under the primary, pressure loading condition. These analyses have demonstrated the difficulty of accurately predicting the structural behavior of the tang-clevis joint. Stresses in the vicinity of the connecting pins, obtained from elastic analyses, considerably exceed the material yield allowables indicating that inelastic analyses are probably necessary. Two modifications have been proposed to control the relative motion between the inner clevis arm and the tang at the O-ring sealing surface. One modification, referred to as the capture feature, uses additional material on the inside of the tang to restrict motion of the inner clevis arm. The other modification uses external stiffening rings above and below the joint to control the local bending in the shell near the joint. Both of these modifications are shown to be effective in controlling the relative motion in the joint.

  20. Communicating between the Apple and the Wang

    SciTech Connect

    Barton, G.W., Downey, R.

    1982-10-26

    This manual covers what the beginner needs to know in order to transfer files between an Apple's Microcomputer and a Wang's OIS Word Processor. We have also tried to indicate where the experienced user might want to look for additional details. We cover the use of Apple Writer )(, VisiTerm, VisiCalc, and EasyWriter Professional. For us, the two most useful connections are from Applewriter to Wang and from Visicalc to Wang. From Wang to Apple Writer via Visiterm may have some value. Files can be transferred by VisiTerm to Wang, but they arrive with RETURNS in the middle of words, which have to be edited out, so we do not recommend it. We describe how to go from EasyWriter to Wang, but we do not know how to go from Wang to EasyWriter. We see no reason to go from Wang to VisiCalc, so we haven't thought about it. All instructions are given for a typical configuration of the Apple, namely the one on which this manual was composed. It is detailed in the section on Hardware and Software.

  1. HOCL Installation Guide Chen WANG, Thierry PRIOL

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    Boyer, Edmond

    HOCL Installation Guide Author Chen WANG, Thierry PRIOL Contact chen.wang@irisa.fr, thierry.priol@inria.fr PARIS Project-team INRIA Rennes 01/2010 hal-00794028,version1-25Feb2013 #12;Abstract HOCL (Higher Order which are controlled by a set of chemical rules. We have an HOCL compiler developed in JAVA. This manual

  2. SET-based nano-circuit simulation and design method using HSPICE Fengming Zhang, Rui Tang, Yong-Bin Kim*

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    Ayers, Joseph

    SET-based nano-circuit simulation and design method using HSPICE Fengming Zhang, Rui Tang, Yong-Bin-mail addresses: fzhang@ece.neu.edu (F. Zhang), rtang@ece.neu.edu (R. Tang), ybk@ece.neu.edu (Y.-B. Kim). DTD 5

  3. [Brief analysis on Tang Zong-hai's view about qi transformation in channels ].

    PubMed

    Li, Su-yun; Zhao, Jing-sheng

    2009-05-01

    This present paper interprets and analyzes the connotation of qi transformation in Tang Zong-hai's idea of channels in the Qing Dynasty. During the middle and late periods of the Qing Dynasty, western medicine was introduced into China on a large scale, starting with "Channels being the qi transformation pathway of viscera" clearly raised in Essence of Medical Classics on the Confluence of Chinese and Western Medicine written by Tang Zong-hai, and in combination with relevant discussion of physicians of successive dynasties on channels, qi information and others, it was revealed that the connotation of channels expounded by Tang Zong-hai with qi transformation view is of a certain rationality, and it was further realized that the concept of "channels" in traditional twelve meridians theory indeed contains some thought source of qi information theory of traditional Chinese medicine. PMID:19489501

  4. 76 FR 72387 - Order Relating to Xun Wang

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-11-23

    ...Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce...has notified Xun Wang (``Wang'') of...amount of $250,000. Wang shall pay $50,000 to the U.S. Department of Commerce...date of the Order. Wang shall pay the U.S. Department of...

  5. Sagunja-Tang Improves Lipid Related Disease in a Postmenopausal Rat Model and HepG2 Cells

    PubMed Central

    Go, Hiroe; Ryuk, Jin Ah; Lee, Hye Won; Park, In Sil; Kil, Ki-Jung; Park, Sunmin; Kim, Dong il; Ko, Byoung Seob

    2015-01-01

    The present study was conducted to investigate the effect of Sagunja-tang on the lipid related disease in a rat model of menopausal hyperlipidemia and lipid accumulation in methyl-?-cyclodextrin-induced HepG2 cells. In in vivo study using menopausal hyperlipidemia rats, Sagunja-tang reduced retroperitoneal and perirenal fat, serum lipids, atherogenic index, cardiac risk factor, media thickness, and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis score, when compared to menopausal hyperlipidemia control rats. In HepG2 cells, Sagunja-tang significantly decreased the lipid accumulation, total cholesterol levels, and low-density/very-low-density lipoprotein levels. Moreover, Sagunja-tang reversed the methyl-?-cyclodextrin-induced decrease in the protein levels of critical molecule involved in cholesterol synthesis, sterol regulatory element binding protein-2, and low-density lipoprotein receptor and inhibited protein levels of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase as well as activity. Phosphorylation level of AMP-activated protein kinase was stimulated by Sagunja-tang. These results suggest that Sagunja-tang has effect on inhibiting hepatic lipid accumulation through regulation of cholesterol synthesis and AMPK activity in vitro. These observations support the idea that Sagunja-tang is bioavailable both in vivo and in vitro and could be developed as a preventive and therapeutic agent of hyperlipidemia in postmenopausal females. PMID:25977697

  6. Thermo-mechanical behaviour of a compacted swelling clay Anh-Minh Tang1

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Thermo-mechanical behaviour of a compacted swelling clay Anh-Minh Tang1 , Yu-Jun Cui1.58.1.45 #12;2 Abstract Compacted unsaturated swelling clay is often considered as a possible buffer material and pressure was used to study the thermo-mechanical behaviour of this clay. Tests were performed at total

  7. Infrared Spectroscopy of H3O : The 1 Fundamental Band Jian Tang and Takeshi Oka

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    Oka, Takeshi

    Infrared Spectroscopy of H3O : The 1 Fundamental Band Jian Tang and Takeshi Oka Department, Illinois 60637 E-mail: t-oka@uchicago.edu Received December 24, 1998 The infrared spectrum of H3O 113.6(1)°. © 1999 Academic Press Key Words: infrared spectroscopy; H3O ; vibration

  8. CoSelect: Feature Selection with Instance Selection for Social Media Data Jiliang Tang

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    Liu, Huan

    CoSelect: Feature Selection with Instance Selection for Social Media Data Jiliang Tang Huan Liu be large-scale. Social media data is inherently not independent and identically distributed (i.i.d.), but linked. Furthermore, there is a lot of noise. The quality of social media data can vary drastically

  9. An Approach for Describing Heterogeneous Web Resources in a Unified Schema Ran Tang and Ying Zou

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    Zou, Ying

    1 An Approach for Describing Heterogeneous Web Resources in a Unified Schema Ran Tang and Ying Zou.zou}@queensu.ca Abstract-- Web resources can be located and accessed through the Internet to provide information and functionalities to users. However, different types of web resources (e.g., Web Services, RESTful services

  10. Biaxial CdTe/CaF2 films growth on amorphous surface , F. Tang a

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    Wang, Gwo-Ching

    Biaxial CdTe/CaF2 films growth on amorphous surface W. Yuan a, , F. Tang a , H.-F. Li a , T. Parker electron microscopy Metal organic chemical vapor deposition A continuous and highly biaxially textured CdTe nanorods as a buffer layer. The interface between the CdTe film and CaF2 nanorods and the morphology

  11. ELLIPSE DETECTION USING SAMPLING CONSTRAINTS Yi Tang and Sargur N. Srihari

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    algorithms for ellipse detection are of three types: Hough transform (HT), Genetic algorithms (GA) and edgeAC - B2 > 0. In parametric form used by SHT, the ellipse is described in terms of center (p, qELLIPSE DETECTION USING SAMPLING CONSTRAINTS Yi Tang and Sargur N. Srihari Center of Excellence

  12. New Chiral Phosphorus Ligands for Enantioselective Hydrogenation Wenjun Tang and Xumu Zhang*

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    Zhang, Xumu

    New Chiral Phosphorus Ligands for Enantioselective Hydrogenation Wenjun Tang and Xumu Zhang, Pennsylvania 16802 Received January 29, 2003 Contents 1. Introduction 3029 2. Chiral Phosphorus Ligands: A Historical Overview 3030 2.1. Chiral Phosphorus Ligands from 1970 to 1980 3031 2.2. Chiral Phosphorus Ligands

  13. Measurement of reflective liquid crystal displays S. T. Tang and H. S. Kwoka)

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    Measurement of reflective liquid crystal displays S. T. Tang and H. S. Kwoka) Department . Existing measurement methods only apply to transmittive LC cells. These methods are obviously unsuitable for measuring the cell gaps of reflective LCDs with internal reflectors. This kind of LCD includes single

  14. Going with the Flow: Email Awareness and Task Nelson Siu Lee Iverson Anthony Tang

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    British Columbia, University of

    Going with the Flow: Email Awareness and Task Management Nelson Siu Lee Iverson Anthony Tang Human {nsiu, leei, tonyt}@ece.ubc.ca ABSTRACT Email use in the context of everyday work practices, or email interlace email with their day-to-day, ongoing work processes. We demonstrate that our subjects use email

  15. Optimizing Threaded MPI Execution on SMP Clusters Hong Tang and Tao Yang

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    Yang, Tao

    Optimizing Threaded MPI Execution on SMP Clusters Hong Tang and Tao Yang Department of Computer://www.cs.ucsb.edu/research/TMPI/ ABSTRACT Our previous work has shown that using threads to execute MPI programs can yield great performance of a thread­based MPI system on SMP clusters. Our study indicates that with a proper design for threaded MPI

  16. Active Fault Reasoning in Communication Networks Yongning Tang and Ehab Al-Shaer

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    Schaefer, Marcus

    Active Fault Reasoning in Communication Networks Yongning Tang and Ehab Al-Shaer School of Computer,ehab}@cs.depaul.edu Abstract Different fault reasoning techniques are used in fault localization for either deterministic or probabilistic fault causality model. Symptom-Fault map is commonly used to describe Symptom-Fault causality

  17. Chiroptical hot spots in twisted nanowire plasmonic oscillators Yiqiao Tang, Li Sun, and Adam E. Cohen

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    Heller, Eric

    in molecules, including those associated with chiroptical response. Chiral metal nanostructures show strongly was not seen in whole-field averages. We thus sought to create a chiral metal nanostructure whereChiroptical hot spots in twisted nanowire plasmonic oscillators Yiqiao Tang, Li Sun, and Adam E

  18. THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES OF SEA-SALTAEROSOLS A. C. Tridico and I. N. Tang

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    , (he hygroscopic properties of aerosolparticles generated from filtered sea-water sampleswere studiedBNL- 63377 [Abstract] THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES OF SEA-SALTAEROSOLS A. C. Tridico and I. N. Tang,FL Oct. 14-18, 1996 ABSTRACT The thennodynamic properties of mixed salt microdropletsrepresentativeof sea

  19. Enhanced vibration energy harvesting using dual-mass systems Xiudong Tang, Lei Zuo n

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    Zuo, Lei

    Enhanced vibration energy harvesting using dual-mass systems Xiudong Tang, Lei Zuo n Department-mass vibration energy harvester, where two masses are connected in series with the energy transducer and spring, is proposed and analyzed in this paper. The dual-mass vibration energy harvester is proved to be able

  20. New method of designing LCD with optimal optical properties S. T. Tang and H. S. Kwok

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    New method of designing LCD with optimal optical properties S. T. Tang and H. S. Kwok Centre modes are reported. This method provides a clear physical interpretation of all LCD modes. Introduction space can be generated which shows the relationship between all LCD modes, published and unpublished. We

  1. The South Pacific Forestry Development Programme1 Tang HonTat2

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    Standiford, Richard B.

    The South Pacific Forestry Development Programme1 Tang HonTat2 Abstract; Only a few countries in the South Pacific are large enough for industrial forestry to be a key component of the national economy, but forests providebenefitstomanypeople. TheUnitedNationsFA0SouthPacificForestry Development Programmewas

  2. Lagrangian coherent structures and internal wave attractors Wenbo Tang1,a

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    Tang, Wenbo

    Lagrangian coherent structures and internal wave attractors Wenbo Tang1,a and Thomas Peacock2 1 For a nonuniformly stratified layer of fluid, internal gravity waves propagate at varying angles depending, such as multiple submarine ridges, can support internal wave attractors, which can be viewed as Lagrangian coherent

  3. An integrated thin-film thermo-optic waveguide beam deflector Suning Tang,a)

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    Chen, Ray

    An integrated thin-film thermo-optic waveguide beam deflector Suning Tang,a) Bulang Li, and Xinghua for publication 16 February 2000 We have demonstrated the operation of a thin-film thermo-optical beam deflector in a three-layer optical planar waveguide. The fabricated waveguide beam deflector consists of a thin-film Si

  4. The quark induced Mueller-Tang jet impact factor at next-to-leading order

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    M. Hentschinski; J. D. Madrigal; B. Murdaca; A. Sabio Vera

    2014-06-21

    We present the NLO corrections for the quark induced forward production of a jet with an associated rapidity gap. We make use of Lipatov's QCD high energy effective action to calculate the real emission contributions to the so-called Mueller-Tang impact factor. We combine them with the previously calculated virtual corrections and verify ultraviolet and collinear finiteness of the final result.

  5. The E ect of Barriers on The Tidal Range in Yong Ming Tang

    E-print Network

    The E ect of Barriers on The Tidal Range in Estuaries Yong Ming Tang Abstract Numerical simulations in estuaries. The results show that the nonlinear advection terms in the momentumequations play very little is todescribe the e ect of topographic barriers on the tidal range in large estuaries, using numerical

  6. Symbolic Vector Analysis in Plasma Physics H. Qin, W. M. Tang, and G. Rewoldt

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    Symbolic Vector Analysis in Plasma Physics H. Qin, W. M. Tang, and G. Rewoldt Princeton Plasma substantial amounts of ana- lytical vector calculation. The complexity usually originates from both the vector vector analysis in gen- eral coordinate systems, GeneralVectorAnalysis GVA, is developed using

  7. Symbolic Vector Analysis in Plasma Physics H. Qin, W. M. Tang, and G. Rewoldt

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    Symbolic Vector Analysis in Plasma Physics H. Qin, W. M. Tang, and G. Rewoldt Princeton Plasma substantial amounts of ana­ lytical vector calculation. The complexity usually originates from both the vector vector analysis in gen­ eral coordinate systems, GeneralVectorAnalysis (GVA), is developed using

  8. CEO: A Cloud Epistasis cOmputing model in GWAS Zhengkui Wang, Yue Wang

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    Wong, Limsoon

    CEO: A Cloud Epistasis cOmputing model in GWAS Zhengkui Wang, Yue Wang NUS Graduate School the computation offers a promising solution. In this paper, we propose a cloud-based epistasis computing (CEO-users. In this paper, we propose a cloud-based epistasis com- puting (CEO) model to find statistically significant

  9. Manifold T-spline Ying He1 Kexiang Wang2 Hongyu Wang2

    E-print Network

    of open sets {U}. A homeomorphism : U Rn maps U to the Euclidean space Rn. (U, ) is called a chart of , the set of all charts {(U, )} form the atlas of . Suppose U U = , then = : (U U) (U U) is a transition map. Transition maps satisfy cocycle condition, suppose U U U = , then = . He, Wang, Wang, Gu

  10. Ensuring Data Storage Security in Cloud Computing Cong Wang, Qian Wang, and Kui Ren

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    Hou, Y. Thomas

    Ensuring Data Storage Security in Cloud Computing Cong Wang, Qian Wang, and Kui Ren Department of ECE Worcester Polytechnic Institute Email: wjlou@ece.wpi.edu Abstract--Cloud Computing has been, where the IT services are under proper physical, logical and personnel controls, Cloud Computing moves

  11. Interest Management in Agent-based Distributed Simulations Lihua Wang Stephen John Turner Fang Wang

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    Hybinette, Maria

    simulations, social simulations, games etc. Recently, there is a trend of using agents in distributedInterest Management in Agent-based Distributed Simulations Lihua Wang Stephen John Turner Fang Wang Singapore 639798 E-mail: {PG00960276, ASSJTurner, PG01538896}@ntu.edu.sg Abstract Distributed simulation

  12. DynamO: Dynamic Objects with Persistent Storage Jiong Yang, Silvia Nittel, Wei Wang, and Richard Muntz

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    Wang, Wei

    , especially the emergence of network attached disks, the traditional client­server architecture becomes. Also, data is transfered directly to the client's cache from network­attached disks, thus avoiding multiple copies from a disk to the server buffer to the network and the client. In this way, a client only

  13. Dynamic Adaptive File Management in a Local Area Network Jiong Yang, Wei Wang Richard Muntz, Silvia Nittel

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    Wang, Wei

    in processor and networking technology, espe­ cially the emergenceof network attached disks, the traditional network­attached disks, thus avoiding copies from a disk to the server buffer and then over the network. The I/O layer resides on the disk controllers of the network attached storage devices and maps files

  14. The Mechanical Energy Input to the Ocean Induced by Tropical Cyclones LING LING LIU AND WEI WANG

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    Huang, Rui Xin

    in a Chinese tropical forest Jiajia Liu a,b , Tan Yunhong c , J.W. Ferry Slik d, a Community Ecology and compiled data of the maximum height, leaf area, seed mass and wood density of 334 tree species in 500 the topographical gradient. This change was accompanied by increasing community average seed mass and wood density

  15. Dispersion Simulation and Visualization for Urban Security Feng Qiu Ye Zhao Zhe Fan Xiaoming Wei Haik Lorenz Jianning Wang

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    Mueller, Klaus

    , "Our nation's capacity to respond to atmospheric C/B/N (chemi- cal/biological/nuclear) events stands management, law enforcement and other personnel to adequately plan for, train for, and respond to potential accidents or attacks involving toxic airborne contaminants. Email:{qfeng, yezhao, fzhe, wxiaomin, hlorenz

  16. Revocable IBE Systems with Almost Constant-size Key Update Le Su, Hoon Wei Lim, San Ling, Huaxiong Wang

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    identifier) as a public key was originally conceived by Shamir [34], and subsequently realized by Cocks [15 private key after a pre-defined validity period, while letting the old private key expire automatically

  17. Wei Wang, Yujie Cui, Jianzhong Shen, Jingjing Jiang, Shenghan Chen, Jianhao Peng and Corin Variant Identified in Blacks

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    analyses indicate several chromosomal loci that may influence blood pressure in blacks.7,8 Genetic variants,2 Environmental, socioeco- nomic, and genetic factors may all contribute to the disease.3­6 Genome-wide linkage in enzymes in epinephrine synthesis and the renin- angiotensin-aldosterone system also are associated

  18. Characterization and Chemical Properties of Pd-Au Alloy Surfaces Tao Wei, Jinhai Wang, and D. Wayne Goodman*

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    Goodman, Wayne

    has been observed by Auger electron spectroscopy (AES), low-energy ion scattering spectroscopy (LEISS has been studied by infrared reflection-adsorption spectroscopy (IRAS). Geometric (ensemble-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), X-ray absorption near-edge spectra (XANES), and ultraviolet photo- electron

  19. ASQA: Academia Sinica Question Answering System for NTCIR-5 CLQA Cheng-Wei Lee12

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    Day, Min-Yuh

    ASQA: Academia Sinica Question Answering System for NTCIR-5 CLQA Cheng-Wei Lee12 , Cheng-Wei Shih1 , Shih-Hung Wu3 , Wen-Lian Hsu1§ 1 Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, R.O.C 2 Department of Computer Science, National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan, R.O.C 3 Department of CSIE, Chaoyang

  20. ASSESSING INDOOR AIR POLLUTION EXPOSURE AND LUNG CANCER RISK IN XUAN WEI, CHINA

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    This report presents risk assessment-related aspects of a multidisciplinary study of indoor coal smoke po1lution and lung cancer in Xuan Wei County, Yunnan Province, China. uan Wei presents a unique natural experiment in environmental carcinogenesis because lung cancer mortality ...

  1. EPIDEMIOLOGY OF LUNG CANCER IN XUAN WEI, CHINA: CURRENT PROGRESS, ISSUES, AND RESEARCH STRATEGIES (JOURNAL VERSION)

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    In Xuan Wei, a rural Chinese county of about one million people, females' annual lung cancer mortality is China's highest, and males' is among China's highest. Xuan Wei's very high indoor air pollution levels (sometimes exceeding 20 mg/m3), residentially stable population, relati...

  2. EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing 2005:14, 22292240 c 2005 Wei Geng et al.

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    Schafer, William R.

    EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing 2005:14, 2229­2240 c 2005 Wei Geng et al are separated by longer inactive phases during #12;2230 EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing which eggs. Caenorhabditis elegans Egg-Laying Detection and Behavior Study Using Image Analysis Wei Geng Department

  3. Assessing indoor-air-pollution exposure and lung-cancer risk in Xuan Wei, China

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    Chapman, R.S.; Mumford, J.L.; He, X.; Harris, D.B.; Yang, R.

    1989-01-01

    The report presents risk assessment-related aspects of a multidisciplinary study of indoor coal smoke pollution and lung cancer in Xuan Wei County, Yunnan Province, China. Xuan Wei presents a unique natural experiment in environmental carcinogenesis because lung cancer mortality rates and indoor pollution exposures vary widely within the County. Current evidence links lung cancer with domestic burning of 'smoky coal,' as opposed to 'smokeless coal' and wood. Efforts to determine the most carcinogenic components of smoky coal pollution are in progress, as are efforts to develop a quantitative relationship of pollution dose with lung cancer response in Xuan Wei. Some available evidence suggests that the composition of indoor pollution does not vary greatly throughout Xuan Wei, and thus that lung cancer risk is a function of overall pollution exposure. Other evidence suggests that different Xuan Wei fuels exhibit different carcinogenic potencies. On-site and laboratory studies are being conducted to distinguish between these possibilities.

  4. Y. JIANG, S. MITRA AND Z. WANG KODAI MATH. J.

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    Jiang, Yunping

    INTO TEICHMU¨ LLER SPACES Yunping Jiang, Sudeb Mitra and Zhe Wang Abstract We study liftings of holomorphicY. JIANG, S. MITRA AND Z. WANG KODAI MATH. J. 32 (2009), 547­563 LIFTINGS OF HOLOMORPHIC MAPS

  5. Antioxidant and Antiadipogenic Activities of Galkeun-Tang, a Traditional Korean Herbal Formula

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    Kim, Ohn-Soon; Seo, Chang-Seob; Shin, Hyeun-Kyoo

    2014-01-01

    Galkeun-tang (GKT; Galgen-tang in Chinese and Kakkon-to in Japanese), a traditional herbal formula, has been used for treatment of the common cold. Here, we report in vitro antioxidant and antiadipogenic effects of GKT. GKT increased the activities of scavenging 2,2?-azinobis-(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) (ABTS) and 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radicals. GKT also significantly reduced the malondialdehyde (MDA) generation during low-density lipoprotein (LDL) oxidation and the electrophoretic mobility of oxidized LDL, indicating inhibitory effects of GKT on Cu2+-mediated oxidation of LDL. Regarding antiadipogenic activity, GKT treatment significantly suppressed lipid accumulation, triglyceride production, and glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GPDH) activity in differentiated 3T3-L1 adipocytes. Consistent with this, GKT significantly reduced the secretion of leptin, a major adipokine, in differentiated 3T3-L1 adipocytes. Overall, our findings suggest that GKT has the potential for antioxidative and antiadipogenic properties. PMID:25574183

  6. The Mueller-Tang jet impact factor at NLO from the high energy effective action

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    M. Hentschinski; B. Murdaca

    2014-10-13

    We report on recent progress in the evaluation of next-to-leading order observables using Lipatov's QCD high energy effective action. In this contribution we focus on the determination of the real part of the next-to-leading order corrections to the Mueller-Tang impact factor which is the only missing element for a complete NLO BFKL description of quark induced dijet events with a rapidity gap.

  7. The Gluon-Induced Mueller-Tang Jet Impact Factor at Next-to-Leading Order

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    Martin Hentschinski; José Daniel Madrigal Martínez; Beatrice Murdaca; Agustín Sabio Vera

    2014-09-23

    We complete the computation of the Mueller-Tang jet impact factor at next-to-leading order (NLO) initiated in arXiv:1406.5625 and presented in arXiv:1404.2937 by computing the real corrections associated to gluons in the initial state making use of Lipatov's effective action. NLO corrections for this effective vertex are an important ingredient for a reliable description of large rapidity gap phenomenology within the BFKL approach.

  8. Suan Zao Ren Tang in Combination with Zhi Zi Chi Tang as a Treatment Protocol for Insomniacs with Anxiety: A Randomized Parallel-Controlled Trial

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    Hu, Lin-lin; Zhang, Xin; Liu, Wen-juan; Li, Mei; Zhang, Yong-hua

    2015-01-01

    Insomnia is a serious worldwide health problem that is often comorbid with anxiety. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of a Chinese formula containing Suan Zao Ren Tang (SZRT) and Zhi Zi Chi Tang (ZZCT; SZR-ZZC) for improving sleep quality and anxiety states with four indices of Polysomnography (PSG), the Insomnia Severity Index (ISI), the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), and the Self Rating Anxiety Scale (SAS). Methods. A randomized, parallel-controlled trial compared SZR-ZZC to lorazepam tablet in insomniacs with anxiety. Patients were randomized to the SZR-ZZC treatment group (n = 60) and the lorazepam tablet treatment group (n = 59). Results. SZR-ZZC significantly improved scores on all four treatment indices. Compared with lorazepam, treatment with SZR-ZZC resulted in a significant reduction in the ISI (P = 0.029), the PSQI (P = 0.017), and wake after sleep onset (WASO; P = 0.008) scores and improved sleep architecture (P = 0.000–0.003) after a 4-week treatment period. Only one subject in the SZR-ZZC group experienced adverse side effects. Conclusion. Treatment with SZR-ZZC for 4 weeks appears to be a relatively safe and effective complementary therapeutic option when aiming to improve sleep quality and anxiety in insomniacs with anxiety. PMID:25793006

  9. Chinese Herbal Medicine Liu Jun Zi Tang and Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Tang for Functional Dyspepsia: Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

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    Xiao, Ya; Liu, Yan-yan; Yu, Ke-qiang; Ouyang, Ming-zi; Luo, Ren; Zhao, Xiao-shan

    2012-01-01

    Objectives. To assess the efficacy and safety of Liu Jun Zi Tang (LJZT) and Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Tang (XSLJZT) for treating functional dyspepsia. Methods. Literature searches were carried out on Medline database, Cochrane Library, CNKI database, Chinese Biomedical Literature database, Wanfang database, and VIP database up to July 2012. Hand search for further references was conducted. Study selection, data extraction, quality assessment, and data analyses were performed according to the Cochrane standards. Results. Fifteen publications in total were suitable for inclusion. There was evidence that LJZT compared with prokinetic drugs increased symptom improvement (odds ratio 1.96, 95% CI 1.15 to 3.36). There was also evidence that XSLJZT compared with prokinetic drugs increased symptom improvement (odds ratio 2.63, 95% CI 1.72 to 4.03). No adverse events were reported in LJZT or XSLJZT group in any of these randomized controlled trials. Conclusion. LJZT and XSLJZT might be more effective compared with prokinetic drugs in the treatment of functional dyspepsia, and no side effects are identified in the included trials. However, due to poor methodological quality in the majority of included studies, the potential benefit from LJZT and XSLJZT need to be confirmed in rigorously designed, multicentre, and large-scale trials. PMID:23304226

  10. Gene Losses during Human Origins Xiaoxia Wang[

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    Dean, Matthew D.

    or genetic background that altered the threat from or response to sepsis. The identification and analysis)/ simian immunodeficiency virus. With rapid progress in human genetics, comparative genomics, and molecularGene Losses during Human Origins Xiaoxia Wang[ , Wendy E. Grus[ , Jianzhi Zhang* Department

  11. An Introduction of Infinity Harmonic Changyou Wang

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    Wang, Changyou

    An Introduction of Infinity Harmonic Functions Changyou Wang University of Kentucky Lexington, KY on the analysis of infinity harmonic functions, a subject that has received considerable interests very recently characterizations of infinity harmonic functions. He presents the celebrated theorem by R. Jensen [17

  12. The Halting Probability via Wang Tiles

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    Gregory J. Chaitin

    2008-01-01

    Using work of Hao Wang, we exhibit a tiling characterization of the bits of the halting probability . Algorithmic information theory (2) shows that pure mathematics is innitely complex and contains irreducible complexity. The canonical example of such irreducible complexity is the innite sequence of bits in the base-two expan- sion of the halting probability . The halting probability is

  13. Declarative Network Verification Anduo Wang1

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    Loo, Boon Thau

    settings. Keywords: declarative networking, network protocol verification, domain- specific languages-based query language called Network Datalog (NDlog). In prior work, it has been shown that traditional routingDeclarative Network Verification Anduo Wang1 Prithwish Basu2 Boon Thau Loo1 Oleg Sokolsky1 1

  14. Dynamics of the self-assembly of nanovoids and nanobubbles Hui-Chia Yu, Wei Lu *

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    Lu, Wei

    Dynamics of the self-assembly of nanovoids and nanobubbles in solids Hui-Chia Yu, Wei Lu.actamat-journals.com #12;from many early formed small ``seed'' regions to other regions. There exists a threshold value

  15. Detecting Abrupt Change of Streamflow Atlintong Station of Wei River

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    Fan, J.; Huang, Q.

    2014-12-01

    According to abrupt diagnosis of runoff, two methods, that is, moving approximate entropy and moving permutation entropy, areused to analyse the abrupt year of the daily river runoff from 1961 to 2006 at Lintong station of Wei River in Loess Plateau. Therunoff series are divided into 4 stages.With the analysis of hydrological characters of different stages, we find that there are abruptchanges at the three years 1972, 1983, and 2002.Theresult shows thatmoving approximate entropy and moving permutation entropymethods are useful tools for abrupt diagnosis of runoff.The attribution of abrupt change at the Lintong runoff series is primarilydue to the reduced precipitation, increased water conservancy project, increased water consumption of industry and agriculture,significantly decreased groundwater table, and increased evaporation.

  16. Jian-Wei-Yu-Yang granules in treatment of experimental gastric ulcer in rats

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    Jia-Bang Li; Yong-Li Tian; Wen-Hong Cheng; Guo-Liang Xiong

    2002-01-01

    AIM:To elucidate the therapeutic mechanism of Jian-Wei- Yu-Yang (JWYY) granules. METHODS:The authors used Okabe's method to establish gastric ulcer models in rats. Seventy-six SD rats were ran- domly divided into four groups. Except the normal control group, the other three groups were operated and treated with distilled water, WeiSu and JWYY respectively. After 7 or 14 days of treatment, the

  17. Spatial and temporal variations of nitrogen pollution in Wen-Rui Tang River watershed, Zhejiang, China.

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    Lu, Ping; Mei, Kun; Zhang, Yujin; Liao, Lingling; Long, Bibo; Dahlgren, Randy A; Zhang, Minghua

    2011-09-01

    Water quality has degraded dramatically in Wen-Rui Tang River watershed, Zhejiang, China, especially due to rapid economic development since 1995. This paper aims to assess spatial and temporal variations of the main pollutants (NH??-N, TN, BOD(5), COD(Mn), DO) of water quality in Wen-Rui Tang River watershed, using the geographic information system, cluster analysis (CA) and principal component analysis (PCA). Results showed that concentrations of BOD(5), COD(Mn), NH??-N, and TN were significantly higher in tertiary rivers than in primary and secondary rivers. From April 2006 to March 2007, the concentrations of NH? ?-N (2.25-57.9 mg/L) and TN (3.78-70.4 mg/L) in all samples exceeded Type V national water quality standards (?2 mg/L), while 5.3% of all COD(Mn) (1.83-27.5 mg/L) and 33.6% of all BOD(5) (0.34-50.4 mg/L) samples exceeded Type V national water quality standards (COD(Mn)?? 15 mg/L, BOD(5)?? 10 mg/L). Monthly changes of pollutant concentrations did not show a clear pattern, but correlation analysis indicated that NH??-N and TN in tertiary rivers had a significant negative correlation with 5-day cumulative rainfall and monthly rainfall, while there were no significant correlations in primary and secondary rivers. The results of CA and spatial analysis showed that the northern part of Wen-Rui Tang River watershed was the most seriously polluted. This region is characterized by the high population density and industrial and commercial activities. The PCA and spatial analysis indicated that the degraded water quality is caused by anthropogenic activities and poor wastewater management. PMID:21161588

  18. The Malevolent Spirits of sTang Valley (Bumthang) - A Bhutanese Account

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    Choden, Kunzang

    2008-01-01

    11 Drag shos is a title, traditionally for a male. The title is either inherited in case of the aristocracy/ nobility or earned through merit and bestowed upon an individual by the king. The Malevolent Spirits of sTang Valley 321 never harm... and go away. We have nothing more to give. If you don’t release our patient we have no choice but to shame you . We may be compelled to bring the food and pour it into your water container. Imagine what all the people will say.”16 Nam lha karpo...

  19. Weighted Lin-Wang Tests for Crossing Hazards

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    Koziol, James A.; Jia, Zhenyu

    2014-01-01

    Lin and Wang have introduced a quadratic version of the logrank test, appropriate for situations in which the underlying survival distributions may cross. In this note, we generalize the Lin-Wang procedure to incorporate weights and investigate the performance of Lin and Wang's test and weighted versions in various scenarios. We find that weighting does increase statistical power in certain situations; however, none of the procedures was dominant under every scenario. PMID:24795776

  20. [Textual research on the chronicle of Wang Fengchun's life].

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    Wu, Z

    1999-10-01

    Wang Fengchun was a noted doctor in Beijing, but there were a lot of discrepancies and errors about the chronicle of Wang's life in the literatures. This article was a textual research on the chronicle of Wang Fengchun's life, such as the date of birth, the time when migrated to Beijing, and the number of years practised medicine in Beijing, mostly based on the Bo Lu Yi An. PMID:11624244

  1. A Systems Biology-Based Investigation into the Pharmacological Mechanisms of Wu Tou Tang Acting on Rheumatoid Arthritis by Integrating Network Analysis

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    Zhang, Yanqiong; Lin, Na

    2013-01-01

    Aim. To investigate pharmacological mechanisms of Wu Tou Tang acting on rheumatoid arthritis (RA) by integrating network analysis at a system level. Methods and Results. Drug similarity search tool in Therapeutic Targets Database was used to screen 153 drugs with similar structures to compositive compounds of each ingredient in Wu Tou Tang and to identify 56 known targets of these similar drugs as predicted molecules which Wu Tou Tang affects. The recall, precision, accuracy, and F1-score, which were calculated to evaluate the performance of this method, were, respectively, 0.98, 0.61, 59.67%, and 0.76. Then, the predicted effector molecules of Wu Tou Tang were significantly enriched in neuroactive ligand-receptor interaction and calcium signaling pathway. Next, the importance of these predicted effector molecules was evaluated by analyzing their network topological features, such as degree, betweenness, and k-coreness. We further elucidated the biological significance of nine major candidate effector molecules of Wu Tou Tang for RA therapy and validated their associations with compositive compounds in Wu Tou Tang by the molecular docking simulation. Conclusion. Our data suggest the potential pharmacological mechanisms of Wu Tou Tang acting on RA by combining the strategies of systems biology and network pharmacology. PMID:23690848

  2. A Novel Micro-Strip Phased-Array based Semi-Smart Antenna Hongyan Tang, Robert Donnan and Clive Parini

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    Haddadi, Hamed

    the base station following the negotiation, a phased array antenna is introduced. However, electronic phaseA Novel Micro-Strip Phased-Array based Semi-Smart Antenna Hongyan Tang, Robert Donnan and Clive Parini Dept. of Electronic Engineering, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

  3. HINST: A 2D CODE FOR HIGHn TAE STABILITY. N. N. Gorelenkov \\Lambda , C. Z. Cheng, and W. M. Tang

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    HINST: A 2­D CODE FOR HIGH­n TAE STABILITY. N. N. Gorelenkov \\Lambda , C. Z. Cheng, and W. M. Tang medium to high­n modes. The code solves the 2­D eigenmode problem by expanding the eigenfunction in terms, trapped electron collisional damping, etc. The 2D numerical results of TAE and Resonance TAE modes

  4. POMDP Planning for High Level UAV Decisions: Search vs. Strike Doug Schesvold, Jingpeng Tang, Benzir Md Ahmed, Karl Altenburg,

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    Nygard, Kendall E.

    POMDP Planning for High Level UAV Decisions: Search vs. Strike Doug Schesvold, Jingpeng Tang Vehicles (UAVs). The type of UAV modeled is a flying munition with a limited fuel supply. The UAV is destroyed when it strikes a target. When a UAV detects a target, a decision has to be made whether

  5. Hop Reservation Multiple Access (HRMA) for Multichannel Packet Radio Networks \\Lambda Zhenyu Tang and J. J. GarciaLunaAceves

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    Hop Reservation Multiple Access (HRMA) for Multichannel Packet Radio Networks \\Lambda Zhenyu Tang Hop Reservation Mul­ tiple Access (HRMA) for packet­radio networks is introduced, specified and analyzed. HRMA is based on very­slow frequency­ hopping spread spectrum (FHSS) and takes advantage

  6. Hop Reservation Multiple Access (HRMA) for Multichannel Packet Radio Networks Zhenyu Tang and J. J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    Hop Reservation Multiple Access (HRMA) for Multichannel Packet Radio Networks Zhenyu Tang and J. J Cruz, CA 95064, USA ktang, jj@cse.ucsc.edu Abstract A new multichannel MAC protocol called Hop is based on very-slow frequency- hopping spread spectrum (FHSS) and takes advantage of the time slotting

  7. Finite Mixture of ARMA-GARCH Model for Stock Price Prediction Him Tang, Kai-Chun Chiu and Lei Xu

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    Xu, Lei

    Finite Mixture of ARMA-GARCH Model for Stock Price Prediction Him Tang, Kai-Chun Chiu and Lei Xu mixture of autoregres- sive (AR), finite mixture of autoregressive mov- ing average (ARMA) and finite to extend the mixture of AR-GARCH model (W.C. Wong, F. Yip and L. Xu, 1998) to the mixture of ARMA- GARCH

  8. Simultaneous determination of 11 major components in Palmul-tang by HPLC-DAD and LC-MS-MS.

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    Lee, Bohyoung; Weon, Jin Bae; Yun, Bo-Ra; Lee, Jiwoo; Eom, Min Rye; Ma, Choong Je

    2014-07-01

    Palmul-tang, a traditional herbal medicine, is composed of eight herbs (Ginseng radix, Glycyrrhizae radix, Hoelen, Atractylodis rhizoma, Angelicae gigantis radix, Cnidii rhizoma, Paeoniae radix and Rehmanniae radix) and exhibits various bioactivities, including antiallergic and antitumor effects. In this study, an effective, reliable and accurate high-performance liquid chromatography method has been developed for the simultaneous determination of 11 marker components in Palmul-tang: hydroxymethylfurfural, albiflorin, paeoniflorin, ferulic acid, nodakenin, ginsenoside Rg1, decursinol, glycyrrhizin, 6-gingerol, ginsenoside Rg3 and decursin. All calibration curves of the 11 components indicated excellent linearity (correlation coefficient > 0.9997) within the test range. The limits of detection and quantification of each component were in the ranges of 0.08-1.03 and 0.23-3.11 µg/mL, respectively. The intra-day and inter-day relative standard deviation values were within 1.65 and 2.71%, respectively. The mean recovery values were 94.49 to 101.10%. The established method was successfully applied to the simultaneous determination of 11 major components in 12 commercial samples of Palmul-tang. The developed analytical method is simple and suitable for the quality control of Palmul-tang. PMID:23741048

  9. Peer-to-Peer Human-Robot Teaming through Reconfigurable Schemas Fang Tang and Lynne E. Parker

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    Parker, Lynne E.

    Peer-to-Peer Human-Robot Teaming through Reconfigurable Schemas Fang Tang and Lynne E. Parker of developing mechanisms to facilitate human-robot teaming with a focus on peer-to-peer interaction. We have plan to extend it to address several challenging issues in human-robot teaming. Introduction

  10. Reverse Engineering MAC Ao Tang, Jang-Won Lee, Jianwei Huang, Mung Chiang, and A. Robert Calderbank

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    Low, Steven H.

    Reverse Engineering MAC Ao Tang, Jang-Won Lee, Jianwei Huang, Mung Chiang, and A. Robert Calderbank Abstract-- This paper reverse-engineers backoff-based random-access MAC protocols in ad-hoc networks. We engineering TCP and BGP, this paper completes the recent efforts in reverse engineering layers 2-4 protocols

  11. [Studies on absorption kinetics characteristics of diterpenoid alkaloids in rats after oral administration of Sini Tang powder].

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    Lv, Chang-Jiang; Wang, Guo-Wei; Dai, Dong-Bo; Li, Fan-Zhu; Chen, Jing; Wei, Ying-Hui

    2013-07-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the absorption kinetics of aconitine, mesaconitine and hypaconitine in rats after oral administration of Sini Tang powder. With cannulate portal and jugular veins cannulated (double-cannulate), conscious moving rats were orally administered Sini Tang. Then samples of portal and systemic blood were collected at the designated periods of time and analyzed for aconitine, mesaconitine and hypaconitine by HPLC. Apparent absorption coefficient of aconitine, mesaconitine and hypaconitine was caculated respectively. The results indicated that the apparent absorption coefficient of aconitine, mesaconitine and hypaconitine come from Sini Tang were 0. 336, 0. 090, 0. 176, respectively, which had some differences among them. It was also suggested that double-cannulated rat was useful for estimating the absorption kinetics of aconitine, mesaconitine and hypaconitine after orally administered Sini Tang by determining the AUC values for drugs in portal and systemic blood samples. The three alkaloids could all be detected in blood, but the absorption differences were existed among the three alkaloids. PMID:24199577

  12. SPECTRAL ANALYSIS OF ELLERMAN BOMBS Y. H. Tang, Z. Xu, M. D. Ding, and P. F. Chen

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    Chen, P. F.

    SPECTRAL ANALYSIS OF ELLERMAN BOMBS C. Fang,1 Y. H. Tang, Z. Xu, M. D. Ding, and P. F. Chen, the characteristics of 14 well-observed Ellerman bombs (EBs) have been analyzed. Our results indicate that 9 of the 14: chromosphere 1. INTRODUCTION As is well known, Ellerman bombs (EBs), or moustaches, are small short

  13. Optimal Self-Healing of Service-Oriented Systems with Incomplete Information Hongbing Wang, Xiaojun Wang

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    Yu, Qi

    Optimal Self-Healing of Service-Oriented Systems with Incomplete Information Hongbing Wang, Xiaojun, USA Email: qi.yu@rit.edu Abstract--Self-healing management of services aims to dis- cover, diagnose address the self-healing issue in service-oriented systems via a Partially Observed Markov Decision

  14. HOCL Programming Guide Chen Wang and Thierry Priol

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    HOCL Programming Guide Author Chen Wang and Thierry Priol Contact chen.wang@inria.fr, thierry.priol@inria.fr MYRIADS Project-team INRIA Rennes, France 08/2009 hal-00705283,version1-7Jun2012 #12;Abstract HOCL reactions which are controlled by a set of chemical rules. An HOCL program is composed of two parts

  15. Zi-Wei Lin Oct 5, 2004 UAH / NASA Space Radiation Shielding Program, MS Determine Important Nuclear Fragmentation Processes

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    Lin, Zi-wei

    Zi-Wei Lin Oct 5, 2004 UAH / NASA Space Radiation Shielding Program, MS Determine Important Nuclear Fragmentation Processes for Space Radiation Protection in Human Space Explorations Why do we need to study? Conclusions Zi-Wei Lin University of Alabama in Huntsville/ NASA Space Radiation Shielding Program, MSFC #12

  16. CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF INDOOR AIR OF HOMES FROM COMMUNES IN XUAN WEI, CHINA, WITH HIGH LUNG CANCER MORTALITY RATES

    EPA Science Inventory

    The paper discusses the chemical characterization of indoor air of homes from communes in Xuan Wei, China, with a high lung cancer mortality rate. (NOTE: In Xuan Wei, a rural county, the lung cancer mortality rate is among China's highest, especially in women. This mortality rate...

  17. CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF MUTAGENIC FRACTIONS OF PARTICLES FORM INDOOR COAL COMBUSTION: A STUDY OF LUNG CANCER IN XUAN WEI, CHINA

    EPA Science Inventory

    In the rural Xuan Wei County, Yunnan Province, women's lung cancer mortality rates are among the highest in China. ost of these women are nonsmokers and studies have shown that lung cancer in Xuan Wei is associated with domestic use of smoky coal under unvented conditions. o inve...

  18. Compressing random microstructures via stochastic Wang tilings.

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    Novák, Jan; Ku?erová, Anna; Zeman, Jan

    2012-10-01

    This Rapid Communication presents a stochastic Wang tiling-based technique to compress or reconstruct disordered microstructures on the basis of given spatial statistics. Unlike the existing approaches based on a single unit cell, it utilizes a finite set of tiles assembled by a stochastic tiling algorithm, thereby allowing to accurately reproduce long-range orientation orders in a computationally efficient manner. Although the basic features of the method are demonstrated for a two-dimensional particulate suspension, the present framework is fully extensible to generic multidimensional media. PMID:23214516

  19. An overview of peptide toxins from the venom of the Chinese bird spider Selenocosmia huwena Wang [= Ornithoctonus huwena (Wang)

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    Songping Liang

    2004-01-01

    The bird spider Selenocosmia huwena Wang [=Ornithoctonus huwena (Wang)] is one of the most venomous spiders in China. The venom of this spider contains a mixture of compounds with different types of biological activity. About 400 proteins and peptides from the venom can be separated and detected by 2D electrophoresis. Of these, 14 peptide toxins have been purified and characterized

  20. A Lightweight Currency-based P2P VoD Incentive Mechanism Chi Wang, Hongbo Wang, Yu Lin

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    Pâris, Jehan-François

    A Lightweight Currency-based P2P VoD Incentive Mechanism Chi Wang, Hongbo Wang, Yu Lin State Key increase peers' cooperation and alleviate server's load. So we propose a lightweight incentive mechanism decrease the cost aroused by the incentive mechanism, and stimulate peers to share the video files

  1. Finding fault: Earthquakes during the reign of Tang Dezong (785-805)

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    Fortenberry, Kyle S.

    Drawing from trends in environmental and disaster studies, this study examines the meaning of earthquakes within the official histories of China's Tang Dynasty (618-907), specifically those during the reign of Emperor Dezong (r. 785-805), as both historiographic metaphors and incidents of real natural-induced disaster. Earthquakes, like other forms of potentially harmful natural phenomena, demonstrated, the Chinese believed, Heaven's dissatisfaction with a sitting ruler. Over time, ministers and court scholars sought to draw connections between earthquakes and specific forms of behavior in attempts to perhaps prevent future incidents of seismic reproach. And though certain relationships are articulated more clearly in some parts of the histories than others, earthquakes nevertheless demonstrated an ability to engender a great sense of uncertainty and discord within historical memory. Consequently, the reading of the natural world codified in the official histories marked an attempt by the Chinese state to control human behavior for generations to come.

  2. Numerical simulation of the compressible Orszag-Tang vortex 2. Supersonic flow

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    Picone, J. M.; Dahlburg, Russell B.

    1990-01-01

    The numerical investigation of the Orszag-Tang vortex system in compressible magnetofluids will consider initial conditions with embedded supersonic regions. The simulations have initial average Mach numbers 1.0 and 1.5 and beta 10/3 with Lundquist numbers 50, 100, or 200. The behavior of the system differs significantly from that found previously for the incompressible and subsonic analogs. Shocks form at the downstream boundaries of the embedded supersonic regions outside the central magnetic X-point and produce strong local current sheets which dissipate appreciable magnetic energy. Reconnection at the central X-point, which dominates the incompressible and subsonic systems, peaks later and has a smaller impact as M increases from 0.6 to 1.5. Similarly, correlation between the momentum and magnetic field begins significant growth later than in subsonic and incompressible flows. The shocks bound large compression regions, which dominate the wavenumber spectra of autocorrelations in mass density, velocity, and magnetic field.

  3. Remote multispectral imaging with PRISMS and XRF analysis of Tang tomb paintings

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    Lange, Rebecca; Zhang, Qunxi; Liang, Haida

    2011-06-01

    PRISMS (Portable Remote Imaging System for Multispectral Scanning) is a multispectral/hyperspectral imaging system designed for flexible in situ imaging of wall paintings at high resolution (tens of microns) over a large range of distances (less than a meter to over ten meters). This paper demonstrates a trial run of the VIS/NIR (400-880nm) component of the instrument for non-invasive imaging of wall paintings in situ. Wall painting panels from excavated Tang dynasty (618- 907AD) tombs near Xi'an were examined by PRISMS. Pigment identifications were carried out using the spectral reflectance obtained from multispectral imaging coupled with non-invasive elemental analysis using a portable XRF.

  4. Effects of Jen-San-Yaung-Jung-Tang on scopolamine-induced amnesia in rats.

    PubMed

    Lu, M C

    1998-01-01

    The effect of Jen-San-Yaung-Jung-Tang (YJT) on scopolamine (SCOP)-induced amnesia was investigated in a step-through passive avoidance task in rats. It was observed that YJT (0.5 and 1.0 g/kg) significantly improved SCOP-induced amnesia and did not change the horizontal activity and pain threshold. YJT at 0.5 and 1.0 g/kg also did not change SCOP-treated horizontal activity and pain threshold. Furthermore, the antiamnesic effect of YJT at 1.0 g/kg on the SCOP-induced amnesia was augmented by physostigmine, but was not altered by neostigmine or scopolamine N-methylbromide. These results suggest that the antiamnesic effect of YJT could only be related to the memory-related process, and to an increase in central cholinergic neuronal activity. PMID:9799963

  5. Current Understanding on Antihepatocarcinoma Effects of Xiao Chai Hu Tang and Its Constituents

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    Zheng, Ningning; Dai, Jianye; Cao, Huijuan; Sun, Shujun; Fang, Junwei; Li, Qianhua; Su, Shibing; Zhang, Yongyu; Qiu, Mingfeng; Huang, Shuang

    2013-01-01

    Xiao Chai Hu Tang (XCHT), a compound formula originally recorded in an ancient Chinese medical book Shanghanlun, has been used to treat chronic liver diseases for a long period of time in China. Although extensive studies have been demonstrated the efficacy of this formula to treat chronic hepatitis, hepatic fibrosis, and hepatocarcinoma, how it works against these diseases still awaits full understanding. Here, we firstly present an overview arranging from the entire formula to mechanism studies of single herb in XCHT and their active components, from a new perspective of “separation study,” and we tried our best to both detailedly and systematically organize the antihepatocarcinoma effects of it, hoping that the review will facilitate the strive on elucidating how XCHT elicits its antihepatocarcinoma role. PMID:23853661

  6. Visco-Resistive Dissipation in Transient Reconnection Driven by the Orszag-Tang Vortex

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    Armstrong, C. K.; Craig, I. J. D.

    2013-04-01

    Viscous effects are expected to significantly contribute to reconnective energy release mechanisms in solar flares. While simple scaling arguments based on head-on reconnection suggest that viscous dissipation may dominate resistive dissipation, it is not clear whether these findings can be applied in more general merging situations. Here we perform side-by-side planar reconnection simulations driven by the Orszag-Tang vortex, for both classical and Braginskii forms of the viscosity. This formulation has the advantage of providing an autonomous MHD system that develops strong current layers, sustained by large-scale vortical shearing flows. The dissipation rates are shown to follow analytically based scaling laws, which suggest that viscous losses generated from large-scale non-uniform velocity fields are likely to dominate resistive losses in current-sheet reconnection solutions.

  7. Mesoscale Modeling of a Li-Ion Polymer Cell Chia-Wei Wanga,

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    Sastry, Ann Marie

    and capacity.49 Second, the relatively simple geometry of the cell, with a solid electrolyte and no sep of the electrolyte, open-circuit potential of the cathode materials, and discharge curves in terms of cell voltageMesoscale Modeling of a Li-Ion Polymer Cell Chia-Wei Wanga, * and Ann Marie Sastrya,b,c, *,z

  8. Coupled Market Behavior Based Financial Crisis Detection Wei Cao, Longbing Cao and Yin Song

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    Cao, Longbing

    Coupled Market Behavior Based Financial Crisis Detection Wei Cao, Longbing Cao and Yin Song Abstract-- Financial crisis detection is a long-standing chal- lenging issue with significant practical, in particular, the nonlinear and dynamic characteristics associated with financial crisis. Most of existing

  9. Simple high-pressure cell for neutron scattering Wei E&o and C. Broholma)

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    Broholm, Collin Leslie

    Simple high-pressure cell for neutron scattering Wei E&o and C. Broholma) The Johns Hopkins, is developed for neutron scattering. It can be used with ILL type orange cryostats to obtain a temperature variables. While low-temperature is regularly used in neutron scattering, the use of high pressure is less

  10. INTERFERENCE ALIGNMENT USING REWEIGHTED NUCLEAR NORM MINIMIZATION Gokul Sridharan and Wei Yu

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    Yu, Wei

    INTERFERENCE ALIGNMENT USING REWEIGHTED NUCLEAR NORM MINIMIZATION Gokul Sridharan and Wei Yu Edward the transmit beamformers for linear interference alignment for the MIMO interference channel and the MIMO interfering multiple- access/broadcast channel without symbol extensions. We first formulate the interference

  11. Interference Mitigation via Joint Detection Jungwon Lee, Dimitris Toumpakaris, and Wei Yu

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    Yu, Wei

    Interference Mitigation via Joint Detection Jungwon Lee, Dimitris Toumpakaris, and Wei Yu Abstract This paper addresses the design of optimal and near-optimal detectors in an interference channel with fading as in practical communication scenarios. The conventional detectors typically either ignore the interference

  12. Design of an Ultra-Wideband Antenna Using Taguchi's Optimization Method Wei-Chung Weng 1

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    Elsherbeni, Atef Z.

    , and UWB antennas. 1. Introduction In 2002, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the ultra-widebandDesign of an Ultra-Wideband Antenna Using Taguchi's Optimization Method Wei-Chung Weng 1 , Fan Yang (UWB) antenna, where Taguchi's method is applied as an external optimizer to drive IE3D and optimize

  13. Theory of Transport of Long Polymer Molecules through Carbon Nanotube Channels Chenyu Wei* and Deepak Srivastava

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    Wei, Chenyu

    Theory of Transport of Long Polymer Molecules through Carbon Nanotube Channels Chenyu Wei* and Deepak Srivastava NASA Ames Research Center, MS 229-1, Moffett Field, California 94035, USA (Received 28 May 2003; published 5 December 2003) A theory of transport of long chain polymer molecules through

  14. STATIONARY MULTIPLE SPOTS FOR REACTION-DIFFUSION SYSTEMS JUNCHENG WEI AND MATTHIAS WINTER

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    Wei, Jun-cheng

    STATIONARY MULTIPLE SPOTS FOR REACTION-DIFFUSION SYSTEMS JUNCHENG WEI AND MATTHIAS WINTER Abstract, multiple spots for reaction-diffusion systems. We will consider two classes of reaction- diffusion systems of interacting chemicals could be driven unstable by diffusion and evolve into a spatial pattern

  15. A Unified Formation Control Scheme with a Single or Multiple Leaders Nathan Sorensen and Wei Ren

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    Ren, Wei

    A Unified Formation Control Scheme with a Single or Multiple Leaders Nathan Sorensen and Wei Ren and communication breakdown form a barrier to large scale formation control applications. The limitations of current formation control strategies involving a leader-follower approach and a consensus- based formation control

  16. Satisficing Approach to Human-in-the-Loop Safeguarded Control Wei Ren and Randal W. Beard

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    Ren, Wei

    Satisficing Approach to Human-in-the-Loop Safeguarded Control Wei Ren and Randal W. Beard Abstract-- In this paper, control Lyapunov functions are used to define static and dynamic safe regions for a system. Based according to attractive behaviors and repulsive behaviors. If the system is within a specified safe region

  17. ON WEIGHTED U-STATISTICS FOR STATIONARY PROCESSES By Tailen Hsing and Wei Biao Wu

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    Wu, Wei-Biao

    ON WEIGHTED U-STATISTICS FOR STATIONARY PROCESSES By Tailen Hsing and Wei Biao Wu Texas A of stationary processes. See Woodroofe (1992), Ho and Hsing (1996, 1997), Wu and Mielniczuk (2002), and Wu (2003) for some recent developments, where certain open problems are dealt with. Wu and Woodroofe (2003

  18. Scattered Black Hole Search in an Oriented Ring using Tokens Stefan Dobrev, Nicola Santoro, Wei SHI

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    Santoro, Nicola

    Scattered Black Hole Search in an Oriented Ring using Tokens Stefan Dobrev, Nicola Santoro§, Wei@site.uottawa.ca {santoro,swei4}@scs.carleton.ca Abstract A black hole is a highly harmful host that disposes of vis- iting the black hole in a asynchronous ring network is known to be solvable by a team of mobile agents if each

  19. Smart Microgrid Demonstrator Dr. Wei-Jen Lee (wlee@uta.edu) (Funded by DOE)

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    Texas at Arlington, University of

    Smart Microgrid Demonstrator Dr. Wei-Jen Lee (wlee@uta.edu) (Funded by DOE) EE www.uta.edu//ee info (wlee@uta.edu) (Funded by DOE) ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING www.uta.edu/ee info@engineering.uta.edu COLLEGE@uta.edu) (Funded by DOE) ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING www.uta.edu/ee info@engineering.uta.edu COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

  20. Managing Inventory of Items with Replacement Wei Huang Vidhyadhar Kulkarni 1

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    Kulkarni, Vidyadhar G.

    Managing Inventory of Items with Replacement Warranty Wei Huang Vidhyadhar Kulkarni 1 Jayashankar items under warranty. We model this setting as a multi-period single product inventory problem where that neglects warranty repairs. Keyword: Warranty, Inventory, Stochastic Demand, Information. 1 This work

  1. Shaopeng Zhang, Wei Jeng A Facebook Companion for an Adaptive Social Site

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    Brusilovsky, Peter

    1 Shaopeng Zhang, Wei Jeng A Facebook Companion for an Adaptive Social. The first alternative is to develop a Facebook application with a wide range of functionalities to view and share event information from Eventur on Facebook platform. While we were discussing with Danielle

  2. Rateless Slepian-Wolf Codes Andrew W. Eckford and Wei Yu

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    Yu, Wei

    Rateless Slepian-Wolf Codes Andrew W. Eckford and Wei Yu The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of ECE and optimization of rateless codes for Slepian-Wolf encoding are considered. Rateless codes are pro- posed to address two shortcomings of currently available Slepian- Wolf schemes: their fragility to changing source

  3. Multidimensional Range Queries in Sensor Networks # Xin Li + Young Jin Kim + Ramesh Govindan + Wei Hong #

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    Govindan, Ramesh

    Multi­dimensional Range Queries in Sensor Networks # Xin Li + Young Jin Kim + Ramesh Govindan + Wei­0121778 for the Center for Embedded Systems and by a grant from the Intel Corporation + Computer Science Department, University of Southern Cal­ ifornia, {xinli, youngjki, ramesh}@usc.edu # Intel Research Lab

  4. Silica-volatile interaction and the geological cause of the Xuan Wei lung cancer epidemic.

    PubMed

    Large, David J; Kelly, Shona; Spiro, Baruch; Tian, Linwei; Shao, Longyi; Finkelman, Robert; Zhang, Mingquan; Somerfield, Chris; Plint, Steve; Ali, Yasmin; Zhou, Yiping

    2009-12-01

    Parts of Xuan Wei County, Yunnan Province, China have the highest known lung cancer mortality in nonsmoking women. This high mortality displays a clear spatial relationship to the mines producing coal from the uppermost Permian. Geochemical, petrographic, and grainsize analyses were undertaken on a set of coal samples from Xuan Wei. Results demonstrate that the single geochemical property that makes this coal unusual is its high concentration of quartz (13.5 wt %) of which 35-55% occurs as <10 microm grains. We propose the potential for silica-volatile interaction (PSVI) as a new method for assessing the combined influence of silica and volatile organic matter and use this as a basis for re-evaluating existing ecological data. Published lung cancer mortality values are more strongly correlated with PSVI values for Xuan Wei coal than with volatiles or silica alone and the PSVI values measured are distinct from those of other coals. Finally we propose that the localization of this epidemic to Xuan Wei results from enhanced weathering of the local Emeishan basalts as a consequence of geochemical perturbations at the Permo-Triassic Boundary. PMID:19943682

  5. LUNG CANCER AND INDOOR EXPOSURE OF UNVENTED COAL AND WOOD COMBUSTION EMISSIONS IN XUAN WEI, CHINA

    EPA Science Inventory

    Residents of Xuan Wei County in China have unusually high lung cancer mortality that cannot be attributed to tobacco use or occupational exposure. They are exposed to smoke from unvented, open pit coal or wood fires (often used for cooking and heating). The variation in lung canc...

  6. Path-Based Fault Correlations Wei Le and Mary Lou Soffa

    E-print Network

    Kwon, Minseok "James"

    Path-Based Fault Correlations Wei Le and Mary Lou Soffa Department of Computer Science University have been developed to de- tect faults, much of the diagnosis is still being done manually. To help with the diagnostic tasks, we formally introduce fault correla- tion, a causal relationship between faults. We

  7. Symmetric Conformal Mapping for Surface Matching and Registration Wei Zeng Jing Hua Xianfeng David Gu

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    Symmetric Conformal Mapping for Surface Matching and Registration Wei Zeng Jing Hua Xianfeng the symmetric information of the input surface. We presented two symmetric conformal mapping methods, which- metric data acquired from real life demonstrate that the symmetric conformal mapping is insensitive

  8. Compressive Sensing DNA Microarrays Wei Dai, Mona A. Sheikh, Olgica Milenkovic, and Richard G. Baraniuk

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    1 Compressive Sensing DNA Microarrays Wei Dai, Mona A. Sheikh, Olgica Milenkovic, and Richard G in which only short hybridization times are allowed. Index Terms--Compressive sensing, DNA microarray microarrays are a frequently applied solution for microbe DNA detection and classification [1]. The array

  9. Compressive Sensing DNA Microarrays Wei Dai, Mona A. Sheikh, Olgica Milenkovic, and Richard G. Baraniuk

    E-print Network

    1 Compressive Sensing DNA Microarrays Wei Dai, Mona A. Sheikh, Olgica Milenkovic, and Richard G--Compressive sensing, DNA microarray, group testing, hybridization affinity, probe design I. INTRODUCTION Accurate problem. DNA microarrays are a frequently applied solution for microbe DNA detection and classification [1

  10. STABILITY OF NEW SPIKE SOLUTIONS IN A SUPPLY CHAIN JUNCHENG WEI AND MATTHIAS WINTER

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    Wei, Jun-cheng

    STABILITY OF NEW SPIKE SOLUTIONS IN A SUPPLY CHAIN MODEL JUNCHENG WEI AND MATTHIAS WINTER Abstract. We study a supply chain model which is based on Schnakenberg type kinetics. This model is realistic suggested in [12, 28] for which there is only one prey and one predator. In this supply chain model

  11. Berseneva, Krasheninnikov, and Nieminen Reply: In the preceding Comment [1], Huang and Wei (HW) raised

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    Krasheninnikov, Arkady V.

    Berseneva, Krasheninnikov, and Nieminen Reply: In the preceding Comment [1], Huang and Wei (HW and correlations, HW argued that some of the substitutional defects in h-BN cannot have high charge states levels presented in [2] are wrong. In what follows, we show that, even if HW's arguments

  12. Low Power Techniques for Address Encoding and Memory Allocation Wei-Chung Cheng and Massoud Pedram

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    Pedram, Massoud

    Low Power Techniques for Address Encoding and Memory Allocation Wei-Chung Cheng and Massoud Pedram address bus. The DRAM switching activity can be classified either as external (between two consecutive addresses) or internal (between the row and column addresses of the same address). To eliminate the external

  13. Power-optimal Encoding for DRAM Address Bus Wei-Chung Cheng and Massoud Pedram

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    Pedram, Massoud

    Power-optimal Encoding for DRAM Address Bus Wei-Chung Cheng and Massoud Pedram University Pyramid code, an optimal code for transmitting sequential addresses over a DRAM bus. Constructed that it minimizes the switching activity on the time-multiplexed address bus from CPU to DRAM. Experimental results

  14. Distributed Worm Simulation with a Realistic Internet Model Songjie Wei, Jelena Mirkovic, Martin Swany

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    California at Los Angeles, University of

    Distributed Worm Simulation with a Realistic Internet Model Songjie Wei, Jelena Mirkovic, Martin@cis.udel.edu) Abstract Internet worm spread is a phenomenon involving millions of hosts, who interact in complex at work in its network. Aggressive worms further interact with the underlying Internet topology

  15. Computer Science Colloquium Dr. Wei Le is an assistant professor in the

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    Mayfield, John

    Computer Science Colloquium Dr. Wei Le is an assistant professor in the B. Thomas Golisano College.D. in Computer Science from the University of Virginia in 2010. Her research focuses on program analysis and Diagnosis ALL SCIENCE IS COMPUTER SCIENCE #12;

  16. CORRECTING THE TYPE DESIGNATION OF PHOEBE CALCAREA S. K. LEE & F. N. WEI (LAURACEAE)

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The name Phoebe calcarea S. K. Lee & F. N. Wei is in current use for a tree species of Lauraceae endemic to Guangxi Zhuangzu Autonomous Region in southern China. However, the type gathering cited in the protologue and the cited isotype bears characters prominently conflicting with the protologue, in...

  17. VIDEO WATERMARKING SYNCHRONIZATION BASED ON PROFILE STATISTICS Shih-Wei Sun and Pao-Chi Chang

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    Chang, Pao-Chi

    VIDEO WATERMARKING SYNCHRONIZATION BASED ON PROFILE STATISTICS Shih-Wei Sun and Pao-Chi Chang}@vaplah.ee.ncu.edu.tw ABSTRACT We propose a novel temporal synchronization method for video watermarking by matchingthe profile be improved to the range from 96.30 % to 100Yo. Key words: Video, Watermarking, Synchronization, Profile

  18. Last Name First Name School Cui Wei Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School,Markham

    E-print Network

    Boutaba, Raouf

    Last Name First Name School Cui Wei Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School,Markham Chen Yang Ontario.S, Vancouver Zhao Mike Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School,Markham Farid Nima A.Y. Jackson Secondary School,North York Zha Charles Unionville High School,Unionville Cao Run Ze Martingrove C I,Islington Liu Yi York

  19. MusicGrip: A Writing Instrument for Music Control Nan-Wei Gong

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    MusicGrip: A Writing Instrument for Music Control Nan-Wei Gong MIT Media Laboratory Responsive a real-time writing instrument for music control. The controller, MusicGrip, can capture the subtle representation of the collaborative performing process. Keywords: Interactive music control, writing instrument

  20. Structure at infinity of expanding gradient Ricci Chih-Wei Chen and Alix Deruelle

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Structure at infinity of expanding gradient Ricci soliton Chih-Wei Chen and Alix Deruelle Abstract We study the geometry at infinity of expanding gradient Ricci soli- tons (Mn , g, f), n 3 a cone structure at infinity. 1 Introduction The central theme of this paper is the study of the geometry

  1. Phase-field model for dielectric breakdown in solids Krishna Chaitanya Pitike and Wei Hong*

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    Hong, Wei

    are often several orders of magnitude lower than the intrinsic strengths predicted by microscopic models1 Phase-field model for dielectric breakdown in solids Krishna Chaitanya Pitike and Wei Hong dielectric breakdown and fracture of solids, this paper develops a phase field model for the electric damage

  2. Automated Concurrency-Bug Fixing Guoliang Jin Wei Zhang Dongdong Deng Ben Liblit Shan Lu

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    Lu, Shan

    Automated Concurrency-Bug Fixing Guoliang Jin Wei Zhang Dongdong Deng Ben Liblit Shan Lu University of Wisconsin­Madison {aliang,wzh,dongdong,liblit,shanlu}@cs.wisc.edu Abstract Concurrency bugs are widespread that automates the repair of concurrency bugs. CFix works with a wide variety of concurrency-bug detectors

  3. Efficient Concurrency-Bug Detection Across Inputs Dongdong Deng Wei Zhang Shan Lu

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    Lu, Shan

    Efficient Concurrency-Bug Detection Across Inputs Dongdong Deng Wei Zhang Shan Lu University, it is critical to efficiently test multi- threaded software and expose concurrency bugs before soft- ware release. Previous work has made significant progress in detecting and validating concurrency bugs under a given

  4. ROBUST KERNEL-BASED TRACKING USING OPTIMAL CONTROL Wei Qu and Dan Schonfeld

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    Schonfeld, Dan

    in computation compared to other tracking approaches such as particle filtering, the kernel-based trackingROBUST KERNEL-BASED TRACKING USING OPTIMAL CONTROL Wei Qu and Dan Schonfeld ECE Department has received much attention due to its wide applications. Kernel-based tracking [1] has demonstrated

  5. Causes and control countermeasures of AGNPS pollution in Shaanxi section of Wei River basin

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Guiwen Rong; Wenli Wei

    2011-01-01

    The situation of agricultural non-point source (AGNPS) pollution in Wei River basin has been analyzed. AGNPS caused by the enrichment of nitrogen and phosphorus, the excessive usage of pesticides, herbicides, agricultural films and the random discharge of livestock waste and sewage from diffuse sources is degrading surface water quality throughout the watershed. The relevant measures and countermeasures have been put

  6. Study of Cnidarian-Algal Symbiosis in the "Omics" Age , AND VIRGINIA M. WEIS*

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    , and discusses future areas of research that emerge from these analyses. Omics Studies to Date on Cnidarian-Algal Symbioses The study of cnidarian-algal symbiosis is a highly com- parative field in which researchers studyStudy of Cnidarian-Algal Symbiosis in the "Omics" Age ELI MEYER* , AND VIRGINIA M. WEIS* Department

  7. Unsupervised Hierarchical Modeling of Locomotion Styles Wei Pan PWAY@CS.DARTMOUTH.EDU

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    Torresani, Lorenzo

    that learns a hierarchical model of styles from unlabeled motion capture data by exploiting the cyclic researchers have proposed automatically learning motion style models from human motion examples. Most preUnsupervised Hierarchical Modeling of Locomotion Styles Wei Pan PWAY@CS.DARTMOUTH.EDU Lorenzo

  8. Strength-based Supervision: Frameworks, Current Practice, and Future Directions A Wu-wei Method.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Edwards, Jeffrey K.; Chen, Mei-Whei

    1999-01-01

    Discusses a method of counseling supervision similar to the wu-wei practice in Zen and Taoism. Suggests that this strength-based method and an understanding of isomorphy in supervisory relationships are the preferred practice for the supervision of family counselors. States that this model of supervision potentiates the person-of-the-counselor.…

  9. Mesoscale Gravity Waves in Moist Baroclinic JetFront Systems JUNHONG WEI AND FUQING ZHANG

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    Thompson, Anne

    Mesoscale Gravity Waves in Moist Baroclinic Jet­Front Systems JUNHONG WEI AND FUQING ZHANG of mesoscale gravity waves in moist baroclinic jet­front systems with varying degrees of convective instability of moist processes and baroclinicity in the generation and propagation of mesoscale gravity waves. The dry

  10. Some Correlation Inequalities for Ising Antiferromagnets David Klein Wei-Shih Yang

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    Klein, David

    Some Correlation Inequalities for Ising Antiferromagnets David Klein Wei-Shih Yang Department for antiferromagnets. Let H1() be a ferromagnetic Hamiltonian for finite volume in Zd given by H1 () = Jij i j + J ij i j i j - h i i (1.1) (i,j) and H(x) a corresponding antiferromagnetic Hamiltonian for given

  11. A Walk-Through Programmed Robot for Welding in Shipyards Marcelo H. Ang Jr.*, Wei Lin#

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    Ang Jr.,, Marcelo H.

    1 A Walk-Through Programmed Robot for Welding in Shipyards Marcelo H. Ang Jr.*, Wei Lin# and Ser: · Walk-through programming · Robotic welding · Automation in shipyards · Dynamic control Industrial Robot, Vol. 26, No. 5, 1999, pp. 377-388. #12;1 A Walk-Through Programmed Robot for Welding in Shipyards

  12. Gate Sizing with Controlled Displacement* Wei Chen, Cheng-Ta Hsieh, Massoud Pedram

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    Pedram, Massoud

    Gate Sizing with Controlled Displacement* Wei Chen, Cheng-Ta Hsieh, Massoud Pedram Department, massoud} @zugros.usc.edu Abstract - In this paper, we present an algorithm for gate sizing with controlled constraints in the circuit. To reduce the problem size and improve the solution convergence, we iteratively

  13. Simultaneous Gate Sizing and Placement Wei Chen, Cheng-Ta Hsieh, Massoud Pedram

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    Pedram, Massoud

    1 Simultaneous Gate Sizing and Placement Wei Chen, Cheng-Ta Hsieh, Massoud Pedram Department, massoud}@zugros.usc.edu Abstract In this paper, we present an algorithm for gate sizing with controlled constraints in the circuit. To reduce the problem size and improve the solution convergence, we iteratively

  14. Tourists view pandas in the Wolong Nature Reserve in southwestern China. (Credit: Wei

    E-print Network

    4/27/12 1/3 Tourists view pandas in the Wolong Nature Reserve in southwestern China. (Credit: Wei panda preserves, but it isn't an automatic ticket out of poverty for the human habitants, a unique long who both want to see are land of the giant pandas as well as ecological beauty. That wave was abruptly

  15. Thermal Acclimation of Heart Rates in Reptilian Embryos Wei-Guo Du1,2,4

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    Shine, Rick

    Thermal Acclimation of Heart Rates in Reptilian Embryos Wei-Guo Du1,2,4 *, Hua Ye1 , Bo Zhao1-standing puzzle in reptilian developmental biology: Do the metabolic and developmental rates of embryos acclimate, Shine R (2010) Thermal Acclimation of Heart Rates in Reptilian Embryos. PLoS ONE 5(12): e15308. doi:10

  16. COP: A Step Toward Children Online Privacy Wei Xu, Sencun Zhu, and Heng Xu

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    Zhu, Sencun

    cases of children's online abuses [1], online predators [2], online children pornography [3] and otherCOP: A Step Toward Children Online Privacy Wei Xu, Sencun Zhu, and Heng Xu Pennsylvania State for protecting children's online privacy and empowering parental control over children's information disclosure

  17. Administration with Bushenkangshuai Tang alleviates UV irradiation- and oxidative stress-induced lifespan defects in nematode Caenorhabditis elegans

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    Qi Rui; Qin Lu; Dayong Wang

    2009-01-01

    During normal metabolism, oxidative byproducts will inevitably generate and damage molecules thereby impairing their biological\\u000a functions, including the aging process. Bushenkangshuai Tang (?????, BT) is a traditional Chinese medicine widely used for clinically treating premature ovarian failure. In the present study, BT administration at high concentrations significantly increased lifespan, slowed aging-related decline, and delayed accumulation\\u000a of aging-related cellular damage in

  18. Effects of age, size, and density on natural survival for an important coral reef fishery species, yellow tang, Zebrasoma flavescens

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    J. T. Claisse; S. A. McTee; J. D. Parrish

    2009-01-01

    Hundreds of thousands of juvenile yellow tang, Zebrasoma flavescens, are caught each year in the state of Hawai’i (USA) for the live aquarium trade. As part of an extensive adaptive management\\u000a strategy built around a network of protected areas, an emphasis was placed on understanding this important species’ life history.\\u000a Multiple capture-mark-recapture techniques and a model selection approach to data

  19. Marginable Bandwidth Reservation Jun Wang, Klara Nahrstedt y

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    Nahrstedt, Klara

    Marginable Bandwidth Reservation #3; Jun Wang, Klara Nahrstedt y Department of Computer Science and Klara Nahrstedt at Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana­Champaign, Urbana

  20. Lazy Man's Logic Synthesis Wenlong Yang Lingli Wang

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    Mishchenko, Alan

    Lazy Man's Logic Synthesis Wenlong Yang Lingli Wang State Key Lab of ASIC and System Fudan. The process of looking up is made fast by hashing functions using an affordable semi-canonical form described

  1. OntoRevision: A Plug-in System for Ontology Revision in Nathan Cobby , Kewen Wang , Zhe Wang , and Marco Sotomayor

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    Wang, Kewen

    OntoRevision: A Plug-in System for Ontology Revision in Prot´eg´e Nathan Cobby , Kewen Wang , Zhe Wang , and Marco Sotomayor Griffith University, Australia Oxford University, UK Abstract. Ontologies method of revising ontologies has been proposed recently by Wang et al. However, related algorithms have

  2. Qualitative and quantitative simultaneous determination of six marker compounds in Soshiho-tang by HPLC-DAD-ESI-MS.

    PubMed

    Yang, Hye Jin; Ma, Jin Yeul; Weon, Jin Bae; Lee, Bohyoung; Ma, Choong Je

    2012-10-01

    Soshiho-tang, one of the herbal prescriptions, has been used in treatment of chronic liver disease. In this study, the efficient high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with diode array detection and electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-DAD-ESI-MS) method was developed and validated for simultaneous determination of six marker compounds, namely homogentisic acid, baicalin, glycyrrhizin, saikosaponin A, 6-gingerol and ginsenoside Rg3 in Soshiho-tang. The analysis of six marker compounds was carried out using a C(18) column (SHISEIDO S-5 ?m, 4.6 mm I.D. × 250 mm) and gradient elution with water - 0.1% trifluoroacetic acid and acetonitrile. The analytical method was validated for linearity, precision and accuracy. Calibration curve for six marker compounds showed good linear regression (r(2) > 0.9996). The limits of detection (LOD) and limits of quantification (LOQ) for analytes were ranged from 0.04 to 0.16 ?g/mL and 0.12 to 0.47 ?g/mL, respectively. The relative standard deviations (RSD%) of the precision test, intra- and inter-day, were less than 0.32% and 0.10%, respectively. All recoveries of the six marker compounds were ranged from 100.05% to 102.25% with RSD less than 0.63%. These results have shown that this developed method was efficient for the quality evaluation of Soshiho-tang. PMID:23139130

  3. Importance of pre-existing oceanic conditions to upper ocean response induced by Super Typhoon Hai-Tang

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    Zheng, Zhe-Wen; Ho, Chung-Ru; Kuo, Nan-Jung

    2008-10-01

    This study investigates upper ocean response to Super Typhoon Hai-Tang, the most intense typhoon in 2005, in the western North Pacific using multi-satellite microwave data, typhoon data and Argo profiles. Sequential merged microwave sea surface temperature (SST) images show that Hai-Tang induced four separately cooling responses after its trail in the western North Pacific during 11-18 July. Comparison between upper ocean responses of cooling SST and pre-typhoon sea surface height suggests that these cooling responses of the upper ocean to Hai-Tang are closely associated with pre-existing cyclonic circulation denoted by pre-existing negative sea surface features. Furthermore, applying Argo profiles, the physical mechanism is confirmed to be associated with pre-existing cyclonic circulations provide a relatively unstable thermodynamic structure, and therefore cold water would be brought up readily. This paper provides the rather convincing evidence that cyclonic flow and uplifted thermocline are the pre-existing conditions for intensive cooling following the typhoon passage.

  4. Chemical gas-dynamics beyond Wang Chang-Uhlenbeck's kinetics

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    Kolesnichenko, Evgeniy G.; Gorbachev, Yuriy E.

    2014-12-01

    Wang Chang-Uhlenbeck equation does not give possibility to take into account intermolecular processes such as redistribution of the energy among different degrees of freedom. The modification of the generalized Wang Chang-Uhlenbeck equation including such processes is proposed. It allows to study for instance the kinetics of non-radiative transitions. Limitations of this approach are connected with the requirements of absence of polarization of rotational momentum and phases of intermolecular vibrations.

  5. Massively parallel Wang Landau sampling on multiple GPUs

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    Yin, Junqi [ORNL; Landau, D. P. [UGA

    2012-01-01

    Wang Landau sampling is implemented on the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) with the Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA). Performances on three different GPU cards, including the new generation Fermi architecture card, are compared with that on a Central Processing Unit (CPU). The parameters for massively parallel Wang Landau sampling are tuned in order to achieve fast convergence. For simulations of the water cluster systems, we obtain an average of over 50 times speedup for a given workload.

  6. In vitro propagation of pecan, Carya illinoinensis (Wang) K. Koc 

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    Hansen, Keith Christian

    1982-01-01

    IN VITRO PROPAGATION OF PECAN, CARYA ILLINOINENSIS (WANG. ) K. KOCH A Thesis by KEITH CHRISTIAN HANSEN Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... December 1982 Major Subject: Horticulture IN VITRO PROPAGATION OF PECAN, CARYA ILLINOINENSIS (WANG. ) K. KOCH A Thesis by KEITH CHRISTIAN HANSEN Approved as to style and content by: () +Chair mga-of ? Comm ee~ (Member) (Member) (Member) (Head...

  7. Distance dependence of fluorescence enhancement from photonic crystal Nikhil Ganesh, Patrick C. Mathias, Wei Zhang, and Brian T. Cunninghama

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    , Patrick C. Mathias, Wei Zhang, and Brian T. Cunninghama Nano Sensors Group, Micro and Nanotechnology of light resonant in the device. © 2008 American Institute of Physics. DOI: 10.1063/1.2906175 Enhancing

  8. ADAPTLOAD: effective balancing in clustered web servers under transient load Alma Riska Wei Sun Evgenia Smirni Gianfranco Ciardo

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    Ciardo, Gianfranco

    Wei Sun Evgenia Smirni Gianfranco Ciardo Department of Computer Science College of William and Mary Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795, USA {riska,wsun,esmirni,ciardo}@cs.wm.edu Abstract We focus on adaptive policies

  9. The administration of Sheng Hua Tang immediately after delivery to reduce the incidence of retained placenta in Holstein dairy cows.

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    Cui, Dongan; Wang, Xuezhi; Wang, Lei; Wang, Xurong; Zhang, Jingyan; Qin, Zhe; Li, Jianxi; Yang, Zhiqiang

    2014-03-15

    Sheng Hua Tang, a classical herbal formula consisting of Radix Angelicae sinensis, Ligustici rhizoma, Semen persicae, Zingiberis rhizoma, and Radix glycyrrhizae, is known to be beneficial in alleviating postpartum diseases and facilitating a return to normal reproductive function. This study investigated whether the administration of Sheng Hua Tang within 2 to 4 hours after delivery was effective as a preventive treatment for reducing the risk of retained placenta in Holstein dairy cows. A total of 357 cows, each of which had delivered its calf spontaneously, were randomly allocated to one of two groups. In the treatment group, the cows (n = 175) received Sheng Hua Tang with an oral dose of 0.36 g crude herb per kg·body weight once daily for three consecutive days. The controls (n = 182) received no treatment. The placental retention proportion was 4.0% and 17.0% within 12 hours after delivery in the treated and control animals, respectively (P < 0.01). We found decreases in the calving-to-first-service interval (73.2 ± 25.1 vs. 81.9 ± 32.8 days; P < 0.01), calving-to-conception interval (93.4 ± 38.8 vs. 114.6 ± 42.9 days; P < 0.01), and service per conception (1.5 ± 0.8 vs. 1.9 ± 1.0 days; P < 0.01) in the treatment group compared with the control group. The first artificial insemination conception proportion was higher in the treatment group than in the control group (60.4% vs. 41.1%; P = 0.01). Moreover, the between-group difference in the proportion of cows that were pregnant within 180 days postpartum approached statistical significance (88.2% vs. 80.6%; P = 0.07). Sheng Hua Tang showed beneficial effects in reducing the incidence of retained placenta and improving subsequent reproductive performance in cows. This preventive treatment strategy would be effective in improving the management of puerperal health. The potential benefits of Sheng Hua Tang warrant further investigation to determine whether this preventive treatment strategy can be endorsed as a general preventive approach in postpartum cows. PMID:24444716

  10. MINING PAGE FARMS AND ITS APPLICATION IN LINK SPAM DETECTION

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    Pei, Jian

    Huang, Wen Jin, Mag Lau, Flavia Moster, Rong She, Xiaojie Shen, Dan Wang, Feng Wang, Wendy Wang, Yang Sisi Huang, Edith Ngai, Wei Shen, Hao Shi, Tukang Song, Cheng Wang, Zhibin Wang, Raymond Wong, Tianyi

  11. Coptidis rhizome and Si Jun Zi Tang Can Prevent Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhimurium Infection in Mice

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    Chang, Chiung-Hung; Yu, Bi; Su, Chiu-Hsian; Chen, Daniel S.; Hou, Yu-Chi; Chen, Yueh-Sheng; Hsu, Yuan-Man

    2014-01-01

    Salmonella, a common zoonotic pathogen, causes gastroenteritis in both humans and animals. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been used to improve gastrointestinal dysfunction and to modify the immune response to inflammation for centuries. This study used six herbal plants and four TCM formulae to rate their efficacy in preventing S. Typhimurium infection via mouse model. Minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) of Coptidis rhizome (CR) against the reference strain tallied 12.5 mg/ml and against clinical isolate ST21 was 25 mg/ml. MBCs of other herbal extracts and formulae on Salmonella Typhimurium strains were above 50 mg/ml. In the mice model, CR and Si Jun Zi Tang (SJZT) could significantly decrease the bacterial load in organs and blood after being challenged, along with body weight loss due to the infection. CR and SJZT alleviated infection-induced interferon-gamma levels in the serum and tissues, and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-?) levels in intestinal tissues. CR and SJZT serum metabolites could suppress S. Typhimurium invasion and TNF-? expression in RAW264.7 cells. The therapeutic activity of CR and SJZT may involve berberine, ginsenoside Rb1, and glycyrrhizin, interfering with Salmonella when invading macrophages. CR and SJZT has shown potential in preventing S. Typhimurium infection through the regulation of the immune response. PMID:25133542

  12. The Effects of Maekmoondong-Tang on Cockroach Extract-Induced Allergic Asthma

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    Sohn, Sung-Hwa; Jung, Kyung-Hwa; Lee, Kun-young; Yeom, Yu Rim; Kim, Gae-Eun; Jung, Sungki; Jung, Heejae; Bae, Hyunsu

    2014-01-01

    Maekmoondong-tang (MMDT) has long been used in Asian countries to treat respiratory diseases. However, the precise mechanisms underlying its effects on asthma are unknown. This study was conducted to evaluate the protective effects of MMDT in a cockroach allergen (CKA-)induced animal model of allergic asthma. After being challenged with CKA, the number of macrophages, eosinophils, neutrophils, lymphocytes, and total cells in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) was evaluated. The Th2 specific cytokines IL-4, IL-5, and IL-13 were also analyzed in BALF along with IgE levels in serum. For histological analysis, hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) staining, periodic acid-Schiff (PAS) staining, and immunohistochemical staining were performed. In addition, airway hyperresponsiveness was assessed by noninvasive plethysmography. The cellular profiles and histopathologic analysis demonstrated that peribronchial and perivascular inflammatory cell infiltrates were significantly decreased in the MMDT-treated groups compared with the cockroach extract-injected (CKA) groups. In addition, the IgE, IL-4, IL-5, and IL-13 levels were significantly decreased in the MMDT group. MMDT treatment also significantly attenuated airway hyperresponsiveness. These results demonstrated that MMDT significantly reduced the hallmark signs of asthma: elevated serum IgE, airway eosinophilia, airway remodeling, mucus hypersecretion, and airway hyperresponsiveness. The remarkable antiasthmatic effects of MMDT suggest its therapeutic potential in allergic asthma treatment. PMID:24723965

  13. Understanding the polypharmacological anticancer effects of Xiao Chai Hu Tang via a computational pharmacological model

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    ZHENG, CHUN-SONG; WU, YIN-SHENG; BAO, HONG-JUAN; XU, XIAO-JIE; CHEN, XING-QIANG; YE, HONG-ZHI; WU, GUANG-WEN; XU, HUI-FENG; LI, XI-HAI; CHEN, JIA-SHOU; LIU, XIAN-XIANG

    2014-01-01

    Xiao Chai Hu Tang (XCHT), a traditional herbal formula, is widely administered as a cancer treatment. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms of its anticancer effects are not fully understood. In the present study, a computational pharmacological model that combined chemical space mapping, molecular docking and network analysis was employed to predict which chemical compounds in XCHT are potential inhibitors of cancer-associated targets, and to establish a compound-target (C-T) network and compound-compound (C-C) association network. The identified compounds from XCHT demonstrated diversity in chemical space. Furthermore, they occupied regions of chemical space that were the same, or close to, those occupied by drug or drug-like compounds that are associated with cancer, according to the Therapeutic Targets Database. The analysis of the molecular docking and the C-T network demonstrated that the potential inhibitors possessed the properties of promiscuous drugs and combination therapies. The C-C network was classified into four clusters and the different clusters contained various multi-compound combinations that acted on different targets. The study indicated that XCHT has a polypharmacological role in treating cancer and the potential inhibitory components of XCHT require further investigation as potential therapeutic strategies for cancer patients. PMID:24926384

  14. Anti-Inflammatory Effects of the Chinese Herbal Formula Sini Tang in Myocardial Infarction Rats

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    Liu, Jiangang; Peter, Karoline; Shi, Dazhuo; Zhang, Lei; Dong, Guoju; Zhang, Dawu; Breiteneder, Heimo; Bauer, Rudolf; Ma, Yan

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the anti-inflammatory profiling of the Chinese herbal formula Sini Tang (SNT) in myocardial infarction (MI) rats. SNT, a decoction consisting of four herbs: Aconitum carmichaelii, Cinnamomum cassia, Zingiber officinale, and Glycyrrhiza uralensis, was characterized as a remedy to treat syndromes corresponding to heart failure and MI in China. Potential biomarkers, which reflect the extent of myocardial necrosis and correlate with cardiac outcomes following MI, such as atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), and proinflammatory cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor-?, interleukin-6, and interleukin-1? (TNF-?, IL-6, and IL-1?) were determined in plasma, serum, and in myocardial tissue of MI rats after treatment with SNT. Our data indicate that SNT decreased significantly the levels of hs-CRP, TNF-?, IL-6, and IL-1? in MI rats. SNT decreased the expression of ANP levels in plasma and increased the vascular active marker nitric oxide, which limits vascular inflammation. In addition, SNT could decrease the expression of endothelin-1 levels in rat plasma post-MI. Our data suggest that the Chinese herbal formula SNT has the potential to improve cardiac function after MI. SNT may be a candidate for treating MI and its associated inflammatory responses. PMID:24723959

  15. Neuroprotective and cognitive enhancing activity of the fermented Bozhougyiqi-Tang

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    Weon, Jin Bae; Lee, Bohyoung; Yun, Bo-Ra; Lee, Jiwoo; Ma, Jin Y; Ma, Choong Je

    2014-01-01

    Background: Alzheimer's disease is a neurodegenerative disease related to memory impairments and neuronal cell death. Bozhougyiqi-Tang (BZYQT), a traditional herbal medicine, has been therapeutically used for the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis. Objective: The aim of this study is to evaluated the neuroprotective effect of the fermented BZYQT and compared with unfermented BZYQT in HT22 cells by MTT assay and tested the beneficial effect on memory impairments induced by scopolamine (1 mg/kg, i.p.) using the passive avoidance and Morris water maze tests. Results: Compared with unfermented BZYQT, the neuroprotective effect of fermented BZYQT on glutamate induced neurotoxicity in HT22 cells increased at a concentration of 100 ?g/mL. Fermented BZYQT increased the step-through latency of the passive avoidance response. Furthermore, in Morris water maze test for evaluation of spatial learning and memory, escape latency time was significantly reduced by fermented BZYQT. Conclusion: These results suggest that the fermentation process of BZYQT led to improve neuroprotective and cognitive enhancing effect. PMID:24991099

  16. Coptidis rhizome and Si Jun Zi Tang can prevent Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium infection in mice.

    PubMed

    Chang, Chiung-Hung; Yu, Bi; Su, Chiu-Hsian; Chen, Daniel S; Hou, Yu-Chi; Chen, Yueh-Sheng; Hsu, Yuan-Man

    2014-01-01

    Salmonella, a common zoonotic pathogen, causes gastroenteritis in both humans and animals. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been used to improve gastrointestinal dysfunction and to modify the immune response to inflammation for centuries. This study used six herbal plants and four TCM formulae to rate their efficacy in preventing S. Typhimurium infection via mouse model. Minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) of Coptidis rhizome (CR) against the reference strain tallied 12.5 mg/ml and against clinical isolate ST21 was 25 mg/ml. MBCs of other herbal extracts and formulae on Salmonella Typhimurium strains were above 50 mg/ml. In the mice model, CR and Si Jun Zi Tang (SJZT) could significantly decrease the bacterial load in organs and blood after being challenged, along with body weight loss due to the infection. CR and SJZT alleviated infection-induced interferon-gamma levels in the serum and tissues, and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-?) levels in intestinal tissues. CR and SJZT serum metabolites could suppress S. Typhimurium invasion and TNF-? expression in RAW264.7 cells. The therapeutic activity of CR and SJZT may involve berberine, ginsenoside Rb1, and glycyrrhizin, interfering with Salmonella when invading macrophages. CR and SJZT has shown potential in preventing S. Typhimurium infection through the regulation of the immune response. PMID:25133542

  17. Fermented soshiho-tang with Lactobacillus plantarum enhances the antiproliferative activity in vascular smooth muscle cell

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    2014-01-01

    Background Soshiho-tang (SST) is a traditional medicine widely used for the treatment of chronic hepatitis. SST has been shown to confer a variety of pharmacological activities, including prevention of hepatotoxicity, promotion of liver regeneration, and modulation of liver fibrosis. In this study, we investigated the antiproliferative activity of native and fermented (FSST) formulations of SST in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) and examined the potential underlying mechanisms driving these effects. Methods SST, along with preparations fermented with Lactobacillus plantarum KFRI-144 (S-A144), L. amylophilus KFRI-161 (S-A161) and L. bulgaricus KFRI-344 (S-A344), were investigated to determine their effects on the proliferation and viability of VSMCs, along with the signalling pathways underlying these effects. Results S-A144 exhibited a strong, dose-dependent inhibition of VSMC proliferation relative to untreated controls, but the others did not affect. In addition, S-A144 significantly decreased the phosphorylation of Akt and PLC?1 in a dose-dependent manner and induced cell cycle arrest at the G0/G1 phase characterised by decreased expression of CDKs, cyclins and PCNA. Conclusions The findings suggest that S-A144 exhibit enhanced inhibition of PDGF-BB-induced VSMC proliferation comparison to S-AOR through the suppression of cell cycle progression and expression of cell cycle-related proteins, along with the downregulation of Akt phosphorylation. PMID:24580756

  18. Collisionless Dissipation in Hybrid Simulations of the Orszag-Tang Vortex

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    Parashar, T. N.; Shay, M. A.; Cassak, P. A.; Matthaeus, W. H.

    2007-12-01

    The nature of the spectral break in the solar wind at the ion inertial scales is one of the unanswered questions in solar wind physics because of the limitations of in situ measurements and limitations of MHD models to explore dynamics at ion inertial length scales. We study a simple system which gives us insight into dissipation processes at these length scales as a first step to answer this question. We study the dissipation processes in a turbulent plasma, set up as an Orszag-Tang vortex in a hybrid code. We do not include any explicit dissipation terms such as, viscosity or resistivity. Clear evidence of dissipation is seen in magnetic and bulk flow energies. We study the time evolution of the energy in different channels in an attempt to quantify the dissipation in our system. In the turbulent regime, the energy is seen to dissipate mostly through the magnetic channel and the bulk of the dissipated energy goes into perpendicular heating of the ions.

  19. Sopungyangjae-Tang Inhibits Development of Dermatitis in Nc/Nga Mice

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    Lim, Sung Chul; Kim, Sang Chan; Heo, Tae-Hwe; Choi, Hoo Kyun

    2008-01-01

    Sopungyangjae-Tang (SYT) is a traditional Korean decoction used for the treatment of dermatitis. The aim of this study was to confirm whether or not SYT has a preventive effect on the development of atopic dermatitis in dinitrochlorobenzene-applied Nc/Nga mice. SYT was administered orally to Nc/Nga mice, which led to the remarkable suppression of the development of dermatitis, as determined by a histological examination and the serum IgE levels. Moreover, SYT inhibited the production of thymus- and activation-regulated chemokine (TARC) and its mRNA expression in a keratinocyte cell line, HaCaT, which had been stimulated with tumor necrosis factor-? (TNF-?) and interferon-? (IFN-?). Activation of the nuclear factor-?B (NF-?B) or activator protein-1 (AP-1) is one of the key steps in the signaling pathways mediating induction of TARC. In this study, SYT selectively suppressed NF-?B activation, which may be essential for TARC expression in TNF-?/IFN-? treated keratinocytes. The inhibitory effect of SYT on NF-?B activation and TARC production might be associated with the anti-dermatitic effects of SYT. PMID:18604255

  20. The State Equations Methods for Stochastic Control Lijin Wang Fengshan Bai

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    Bai, Fengshan

    for Stochastic Control Problems Lijin Wang Fengshan Bai Lijin Wang(Department of Mathematical Sciences Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China.) Fengshan Bai(Department of Mathematical Sciences, Tsinghua

  1. Word Extraction Using Area Voronoi Diagram Zhe Wang, Yue Lu, Chew Lim Tan

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    Tan, Chew Lim

    Word Extraction Using Area Voronoi Diagram Zhe Wang, Yue Lu, Chew Lim Tan Department of Computer] employed area Voronio diagram to perform page segmentation. Wang[9] gave out a method to segment characters

  2. TEICHM ULLER SPACES AND LOCAL QUASICONFORMAL YUNPING JIANG, SUDEB MITRA, HIROSHIGE SHIGA, AND ZHE WANG

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    Jiang, Yunping

    , AND ZHE WANG Abstract. The concept of "quasiconformal motion" was first introduced by Sullivan, HIROSHIGE SHIGA, AND ZHE WANG In their famous paper [37], Sullivan and Thurston introduced the idea of "qua

  3. Unbiased Characterization of Node Pairs Over Large Graphs Pinghui Wang, Noah's Ark lab, Huawei, Hong Kong

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    A Unbiased Characterization of Node Pairs Over Large Graphs Pinghui Wang, Noah's Ark lab, Huawei by the NSFC funding 60921003 and 863 Program 2012AA011003 of China. Author's addresses: Pinghui Wang, HUAWEI

  4. Processing Window Queries in Wireless Sensor Networks Wang-Chien Lee

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    Xu, Jianliang

    Processing Window Queries in Wireless Sensor Networks Yingqi Xu Wang-Chien Lee Jianliang Xu Gail is infeasible for a sensor network given its scarce resources (including energy, bandwidth, Wang-Chien Lee

  5. Can freezing cause floods on Mars? Chi-yuen Wang,1

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    Manga, Michael

    Can freezing cause floods on Mars? Chi-yuen Wang,1 Michael Manga,1 and Jeffrey C. Hanna2 Received channels by repeated floods. Citation: Wang, C.,M. Manga, and J. C. Hanna (2006), Can freezing cause floods

  6. Quantum cutting mechanism in Tb3+-Yb3+ co-doped oxyfluoride glass Qianqian Duan, Feng Qin, Dan Wang, Wei Xu, Jianmin Cheng et al.

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    Cao, Wenwu

    -aspect-ratio carbonyl iron/epoxy absorbers J. Appl. Phys. 109, 07A311 (2011) Invited Article: CO2 laser production quantum cutting phenomena, which incorporated the interactions between donor Tb3þ and acceptor Yb3þ ions-resolved luminescence spectra of donor and acceptor ions, which can be used to verify the proposed mechanism. Under

  7. Chemical Reaction of Nitric Oxides with the 5-1DB Defect of the Single-Walled Carbon Lei Vincent Liu, Wei Quan Tian, and Yan Alexander Wang*

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    Wang, Yan Alexander

    , 2005 In this work, we applied a two-layered ONIOM (B3LYP/6-31G(d):UFF) method to study the reaction chosen a suitable ONIOM model for the calculation of the SWCNT based on the analyses of the frontier

  8. Restoration of graphene from graphene oxide by defect repair Meng Cheng, Rong Yang, Lianchang Zhang, Zhiwen Shi, Wei Yang, Duoming Wang,

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    Zhang, Guangyu

    Restoration of graphene from graphene oxide by defect repair Meng Cheng, Rong Yang, Lianchang Zhang repair could improve the conductivity of restored GO film, rather than only with reduction [13 report a methane plas- ma restoration approach, by which defects of GO can be re- paired efficiently

  9. Simulation of blue and green water resources in the Wei River basin, China

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    Xu, Z.; Zuo, D.

    2014-09-01

    The Wei River is the largest tributary of the Yellow River in China and it is suffering from water scarcity and water pollution. In order to quantify the amount of water resources in the study area, a hydrological modelling approach was applied by using SWAT (Soil and Water Assessment Tool), calibrated and validated with SUFI-2 (Sequential Uncertainty Fitting program) based on river discharge in the Wei River basin (WRB). Sensitivity and uncertainty analyses were also performed to improve the model performance. Water resources components of blue water flow, green water flow and green water storage were estimated at the HRU (Hydrological Response Unit) scales. Water resources in HRUs were also aggregated to sub-basins, river catchments, and then city/region scales for further analysis. The results showed that most parts of the WRB experienced a decrease in blue water resources between the 1960s and 2000s, with a minimum value in the 1990s. The decrease is particularly significant in the most southern part of the WRB (Guanzhong Plain), one of the most important grain production basements in China. Variations of green water flow and green water storage were relatively small on the spatial and temporal dimensions. This study provides strategic information for optimal utilization of water resources and planning of cultivating seasons in the Wei River basin.

  10. Noname manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Wu, Jie

    in SSL Protocol Fang Qi · Zhe Tang* · Guojun Wang · Jie Wu Received: date / Accepted: date Abstract negotiated in the SSL handshake protocol [1]. How Fang Qi · Zhe Tang* · Guojun Wang School of Information

  11. The Mechanochemistry of V-ATPase Proton Pumps Michael Grabe,* Hongyun Wang,

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    Oster, George

    The Mechanochemistry of V-ATPase Proton Pumps Michael Grabe,* Hongyun Wang, and George Oster the hydrolysis of three ATPs, indicating that the F1 motor operates at nearly 100% efficiency. Wang and Oster motor (Wang and Oster, 1998). Because it is largely a transmembrane structure, informa- tion on the Fo

  12. Advances in Machine Intelligence and Soft Computing, Volume IV. Ed. Paul Wang, 1997, 132-155.

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    Lin, Tsau Young

    Advances in Machine Intelligence and Soft Computing, Volume IV. Ed. Paul Wang, 1997, 132-155 Computing, Volume IV. Ed. Paul Wang, 1997, 132-155. system assigns each object a (possibly empty, finite, Volume IV. Ed. Paul Wang, 1997, 132-155. This paper aims towards applications in fuzzy controllers, so we

  13. Efficacy and safety of modified Mai-Men-Dong-Tang for treatment of allergic asthma.

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    Hsu, Ching Hsaing; Lu, Chun Mei; Chang, Tung Ti

    2005-02-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a Chinese herbal formula modified Mai-Men-Dong-Tang (mMMDT) for treatment of persistent, mild-to-moderate asthma. A total of 100 asthmatic patients were enrolled and assigned to three treatment groups in this double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Over a period of 4 months, patients in groups A and B received 80 and 40 mg/kg/day of mMMDT, while those in group C received a placebo. Efficacy variables included changes in forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1), symptom score, serum total immunoglobulin E (IgE), and dust mite-specific IgE. Safety assessments included complete blood count, and liver and kidney function. Relative to baseline, significantly greater increases in FEV1 were demonstrated for both A and B groups in comparison with the placebo-treated analog (both p <0.05). Further, similar improvements in symptom score were observed for both mMMDT treatment groups. The serum total IgE for group A showed a decreasing tendency after treatment but no statistical difference was noted. Furthermore, no drug-related adverse effects were reported. Blood test, and liver and kidney function were within normal range during the study, with no marked changes demonstrated over time. In conclusion, the Chinese herbal formula mMMDT provided improvements in lung function and relieved asthma symptoms in our sample of patients. Given its efficacy and safety, we consider mMMDT a credible treatment regimen for persistent, mild-to-moderate asthma. PMID:15693916

  14. Hwangryun-Haedok-Tang Fermented with Lactobacillus casei Suppresses Ovariectomy-Induced Bone Loss

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    Shim, Ki-Shuk; Kim, Taesoo; Ha, Hyunil; Cho, Chang-Won; Kim, Han Sung; Seo, Dong-Hyun; Ma, Jin Yeul

    2012-01-01

    Hwangryun-haedok-tang (HRT) is the common recipe in traditional Asian medicine, and microbial fermentation is used for the conventional methods for processing traditional medicine. We investigated the inhibitory effect of the n-butanol fraction of HRT (HRT-BU) and fHRT (fHRT-BU) on the RANKL-induced osteoclastogenesis in bone-marrow-derived macrophages. mRNA expression of osteoclastogenesis-related genes were evaluated by real-time QPCR. The activation of signaling pathways was determined by western blot analysis. The marker compounds of HRT-BU and fHRT-BU were analyzed by HPLC. The inhibitory effect of HRT or fHRT on ovariectomy-induced bone loss were evaluated using OVX rats with orally administered HRT, fHRT (300, 1000?mg/kg), or its vehicle for 12 weeks. fHRT-BU significantly inhibited RANKL-induced osteoclastogenesis, and phosphorylation of p38, IKK?/?, and NF-?Bp65 compared to HRT-BU. In addition, fHRT-BU also significantly inhibited the mRNA expression of Nf?b2, TNF-?, NFATc1, TRAP, ATPv0d2, and cathepsin K. Furthermore, administration of fHRT had a greater effect on the increase of BMD, and greater improved bone microstructure of the femora than that of HRT in ovariectomy rats. This study demonstrated that bacterial fermentation enhances the inhibitory effect of HRT on osteoclastogenesis and bone loss. These results suggest that fermented HRT might have the beneficial effects on bone disease by inhibiting osteoclastogenesis. PMID:23082080

  15. Interoccurrence times in the Bak-Tang-Wiesenfeld sandpile model: a comparison with the observed statistics of solar flares.

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    Paczuski, Maya; Boettcher, Stefan; Baiesi, Marco

    2005-10-28

    A sequence of bursts observed in an intermittent time series may be caused by a single avalanche, even though these bursts appear as distinct events when noise and/or instrument resolution impose a detection threshold. In the Bak-Tang-Wiesenfeld sandpile, the statistics of quiet times between bursts switches from Poissonian to scale invariant on raising the threshold for detecting instantaneous activity, since each zero-threshold avalanche breaks into a hierarchy of correlated bursts. Calibrating the model with the time resolution of GOES data, qualitative agreement with the interoccurrence time statistics of solar flares at different intensity thresholds is found. PMID:16383890

  16. Interoccurrence Times in the Bak-Tang-Wiesenfeld Sandpile Model: A Comparison with the Observed Statistics of Solar Flares

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    Paczuski, Maya; Boettcher, Stefan; Baiesi, Marco

    2005-10-01

    A sequence of bursts observed in an intermittent time series may be caused by a single avalanche, even though these bursts appear as distinct events when noise and/or instrument resolution impose a detection threshold. In the Bak-Tang-Wiesenfeld sandpile, the statistics of quiet times between bursts switches from Poissonian to scale invariant on raising the threshold for detecting instantaneous activity, since each zero-threshold avalanche breaks into a hierarchy of correlated bursts. Calibrating the model with the time resolution of GOES data, qualitative agreement with the interoccurrence time statistics of solar flares at different intensity thresholds is found.

  17. [Study of chemical pattern recognition as applied to quality assessment of the traditional Chinese medicine "wei ling xian"].

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    Wei, M J; Luo, X; Wang, X; Zhu, J S

    1991-01-01

    Chemical pattern recognition was applied to the quality assessment of the traditional Chinese medicine "wei ling xian". The dried roots and rhizomes of Clematis chinensis Osbeck, Clematis hexapetalo Pall, and Clematis manshurica Rupr, 21 samples of "wei ling xian" of six different species which were collected from different regions of China, were extracted with methanol. The extracts were analyzed by gas chromatography and the GC data of "wei Ling xian" samples were correlated with their anti-inflammatory activity in pharmacologic experiments. Positive anti-inflammatory activity is regarded as the quality assurance of medicinal "wei ling xian". According to the results, the samples were classified as two groups, one having and the other not having distinct anti-inflammatory activity at the 5% significance level. Some samples were used as the training set, while some as the test set. The SIMCA program was used for the extraction of features and classification, whereas the PCA program for displaying the data in a two-dimensional space. The quality of unknown samples of "Wei Ling Xian" can be assessed as a result of the classification or the two-dimensional display. PMID:1823720

  18. UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report Emily Ko, Ghazal Haghnegahdar, Hau-wei Chang, Heather Gregory, Lydia Kiu, Tracy Wong

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    Haghnegahdar, Hau-wei Chang, Heather Gregory, Lydia Kiu, Tracy Wong Healthy Food Labeling on UBC Campus Written of a project/report". #12;Healthy Food Labeling on UBC Campus Written Report Group 10: Hau-wei Chang Heather ...................................................................................................................................26 Appendix A: UBC Rez Allergen Checklist

  19. Yang-Dan-Tang, Identified from 15 Chinese Herbal Formulae, Inhibits Human Lung Cancer Cell Proliferation via Cell Cycle Arrest

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    Wang, Tien-Chun; Fang, Chih-Nan; Shen, Chih-Chien; Wei, Hui-Yu; Weng, Yui-Ping; Lin, Jung-Yaw; Hsieh-Li, Hsiu Mei; Lee, Chen-Yu

    2012-01-01

    Lung cancer has long been one of the most deadly forms of cancer. The majority of lung cancers are of the non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) type. Here we used the non-small-cell lung carcinoma cell line A549 to screen 15 different traditional Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) formulae to explore the possible mechanisms of alternative medicine in lung cancer therapy. We identified three formulae (Formulae 3, 5, and 14) that substantially decreased the survival of A549 cells but did not affect MRC5 normal lung tissue cells. Formula 14, Yang-Dan-Tang, a modified decoction of Ramulus Cinnamomi Cassiae, was chosen for further characterization. Flow cytometry analysis showed that treatment of Formula 14 induced cell cycle arrest in G1 and G2 phase without causing significant cell death. These results were also confirmed by Western blot analysis, with decreased expression of G1/S and G2/M promoting cell cycle machinery including cyclin D3, cyclin B1, CDK4, and CDK6. This study provides further insight into the possible working mechanism of Yang-Dan-Tang in patients. PMID:22693529

  20. Changes of Peripheral Blood Lymphocyte Subtypes in Patients with End Stage Cancer Administered Localized Radiotherapy and Bojungikki-Tang

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    Lee, A-Jin; Lee, Ho Jun; Kim, Jong-Dae; Jung, Hyun-Jung; Bae, Sung Hwa; Ryoo, Hun Mo; Kim, Sang-Gyung

    2014-01-01

    Localized radiotherapy (RT) can cause immune dysfunction. Bojungikki-tang is known to restore immune function. We investigated the absolute counts and percentages of peripheral blood (PB) lymphocyte subtypes in end stage cancer patients before and after RT and after oral administration of Bojungikki-tang water extract (BJITE) and to evaluate the changes mediated by RT and BJITE. Absolute counts and percentages of lymphocyte and lymphocyte subsets were determined in whole blood using the TetraONE System (Beckman Coulter, USA). Flow cytometry results were compared before and after RT and after administration of BJITE. Absolute numbers of CD3+, CD4+, and CD8+ T cells and CD19+ B cells decreased significantly after RT (P < 0.05). Absolute numbers of CD3-CD56+ cells did not change in both groups. No significant differences were observed in the absolute counts of lymphocyte subtypes before and after administration of BJITE or vitamin group. When BJITE group was compared with vitamin group, absolute numbers of CD19+ B cells increased. RT-induced decrease in T cells and B cells in PB suggests that immune deterioration occurs after RT. Administration of BJITE might be effective in the restoration of number of B cells. PMID:24696700

  1. Addressing Security in Medical Sensor Networks Kriangsiri Malasri, Lan Wang

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    Wang, Lan

    Addressing Security in Medical Sensor Networks Kriangsiri Malasri, Lan Wang Department of Computer the security challenges facing a sensor network for wireless health monitoring, and propose an architecture and mechanisms. Categories and Subject Descriptors C.2.0 [Computer-Communication Networks]: General-- security

  2. HYBRID REGISTRATION FOR TWO-DIMENSIONAL GEL PROTEIN XIUYING WANG

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    Wong, Limsoon

    HYBRID REGISTRATION FOR TWO-DIMENSIONAL GEL PROTEIN IMAGES XIUYING WANG Biomedical and Multimedia of protein sequence data. But due to the elastic deformations of two-dimensional gel protein eletrophoresis images, their registration still remains a challenge. In this paper, a hybrid 2D gel protein image

  3. Internet-based Virtual Computing Environment Huaimin Wang

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Internet-based Virtual Computing Environment Huaimin Wang National Lab. For Parallel the traditional resources, resources over the Internet have such natural characteristics as growth, autonomy. As there are the essential differences between the Internet computing environment and the traditional computer environment

  4. PROFILING STATIONARY CROWD GROUPS Shuai Yi Xiaogang Wang

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    Wang, Xiaogang

    PROFILING STATIONARY CROWD GROUPS Shuai Yi Xiaogang Wang Department of Electronic Engineering the dynamic variations of crowd traffic patterns. It is of great interest to incorporate stationary groups into dynamic modeling of mobile crowds. When pedestrians stop walking and form a group, they usually have

  5. Up-Fusion: An Evolving Multimedia Decision Fusion Xiangyu Wang

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    Rui, Yong

    Up-Fusion: An Evolving Multimedia Decision Fusion Method Xiangyu Wang National Univ. of Singapore multimedia's nature of hav- ing multiple information sources, fusion methods are criti- cal for its data analysis and understanding. However, most of the traditional fusion methods are static with respect to time

  6. Isomap Based on the Image Euclidean Distance Ruiping Wang2

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    Chen, Xilin

    result in a large Euclidean distance. Therefore, in the improved Isomap algorithm, we adopt the IMEDIsomap Based on the Image Euclidean Distance Jie Chen1 Ruiping Wang2 Shiguang Shan2 Xilin Chen2 Wen learning are corrupted with noises, the Isomap algorithm is topologically unstable. In this paper, we

  7. L IN Meijing1 ,2 WANG Huijun1

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    ,~ » . Lin Meijing,Fan Ke,Wang Huijun. 2008. Somali Jet changes under the global warming. Acta Meteorologica Sinica , 66(5) :756 - 764 Abstract ¡¡ Somali Jet changes will lead to the variability of Asia monsoon and climate. What would be the changes of Somali Jet and its response to the global warming in the future

  8. Mechanics of curvilinear electronics Shuodao Wang,a

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    Rogers, John A.

    , silicon-based electronics circuits onto complex, curvilinear surfaces. Here, buckling physics of circuits intro- duced that allow well-developed, 2D planar electronic circuits to be wrapped conformally ontoMechanics of curvilinear electronics Shuodao Wang,a Jianliang Xiao,b Jizhou Song,c Heung Cho Ko

  9. Converge-Cast with MIMO , Xinbing Wang3

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    Wang, Xinbing

    Converge-Cast with MIMO Luoyi Fu1 , Yi Qin2 , Xinbing Wang3 , Xue Liu4 1,2,3 Depart. of Electronic, called converge-cast, where each of the n nodes in the network act as a destination with k ran- domly two many-to-one cooperative schemes under converge-cast for both static and mobile ad hoc networks

  10. Energy Harvesting for Self-Powered Nanosystems Zhong Lin Wang

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    Wang, Zhong L.

    Energy Harvesting for Self-Powered Nanosystems Zhong Lin Wang School of Materials Science In this article, an introduction is presented about the energy harvesting technologies that have potential. This is a potential technology for converting mechanical movement energy (such as body movement, muscle stretching

  11. Accelerating Virtual Surgery Simulation for Congenital Aural , Zigang Wang*

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    Accelerating Virtual Surgery Simulation for Congenital Aural Atresia Bin Li* , Zigang Wang* , Eric relationships of the complex surgical anatomy of congenitally atretic ears. Furthermore, we exploited to interactively simulate the procedure of surgical operation. The result was very encouraging. Keywords: Virtual

  12. Real Space Renormalization in Statistical Mechanics and Zhe Wang

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    Kadanoff, Leo P.

    Real Space Renormalization in Statistical Mechanics Efi Efrati and Zhe Wang James Franck Institute, The University of Chicago. 929 E. 57 st, Chicago, IL 60637, USA Amy Kolan James Franck Institute, The University of Chicago. 929 E. 57 st, Chicago, IL 60637, USA St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, USA Leo P. Kadanoff James

  13. KELVIN WAVES B Wang, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, USA

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    Wang, Bin

    Thompson (who later became Lord Kelvin) in 1879, the Kelvin wave is a special type of gravity waveKELVIN WAVES B Wang, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, USA Copyright 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd of Meteorology, 2525 Correa Road, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA Introduction The Kelvin wave is a large-scale wave

  14. Field measurements of Di Wang Tower during Typhoon York

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    Y. L Xu; S Zhan

    2001-01-01

    Di Wang Tower is the highest building located at the hub of the Shenzhen financial and commercial area, about 2km from the Hong Kong border. On 16 September 1999, Typhoon York, which is the strongest typhoon since 1983 and the typhoon of longest duration on record, attacked Hong Kong and Shenzhen. The wind and structural monitoring system installed in Di

  15. UNIFIED THEORY OF DARK ENERGY AND DARK SHOUHONG WANG 2

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    Wang, Shouhong

    UNIFIED THEORY OF DARK ENERGY AND DARK MATTER TIAN MA, 1 SHOUHONG WANG 2 Abstract. The aim of this research report is to derive a uni- fied theory for dark matter and dark energy. Due to the presence of dark energy and dark matter, we postulate that the energy- momentum tensor of the normal matter

  16. Ionization instabilities and resonant acoustic modes Xiaogang Wang

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    Goree, John

    Ionization instabilities and resonant acoustic modes Xiaogang Wang Center for Plasma Science-ion-acoustic DIA and dust-acoustic DA modes in dusty plasmas.3­12 Some of the theoretical analyses cited above have experimental and theoretical interest in the ionization instability1,2 and its role in exciting dust

  17. Optimization of Brain Conformal Mapping with Yalin Wang1

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    Wang, Yalin

    Optimization of Brain Conformal Mapping with Landmarks Yalin Wang1 , Lok Ming Lui1 , Tony F. Chan1 into a canonical space. One method to do this is to conformally map cortical surfaces to the sphere. It is well known that any genus zero Riemann surface can be conformally mapped to a sphere. Therefore, conformal

  18. Ontology Modeling Using UML Xin Wang Christine W. Chan

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    Ontology Modeling Using UML Xin Wang Christine W. Chan Department of Computer Science, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada S4S 0A2 wangx@cs.uregina.ca, chan@cs.uregina.ca Abstract Ontology present an ontology developed and then investigate UML as an ontology modeling tool to facilitate

  19. Hierarchical Scheduling for DiffServ Classes , Jianping Wang

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    Yang, Mei

    Hierarchical Scheduling for DiffServ Classes Mei Yang , Jianping Wang , Enyue Lu , S. Q. Zheng@salisbury.edu, sizheng@utdallas.edu Abstract--Due to its simplicity and scalability, the differentiated services (DiffServ) model is expected to be widely deployed across the Internet. For each DiffServ compliant router

  20. Fractal Function Estimation via Wavelet Shrinkage Yazhen Wang

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    Wang, Yazhen

    Fractal Function Estimation via Wavelet Shrinkage Yazhen Wang University of Missouri studies objects are often very rough. Mathematically these rough objects are modeled by fractal functions, and fractal dimension is usually used to measure their roughness. The present paper investigates fractal

  1. Implosion in a Coronal Eruption Rui Liu, Haimin Wang

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    Implosion in a Coronal Eruption Rui Liu, Haimin Wang Space Weather Research Laboratory, Center thermal emission is a necessary condition for the observation of coronal implosion. The dense plasma evaporation, which explains the continuation of the observed implosion up to 7 min into the impulsive phase

  2. Estimating the diversity of dinosaurs Steve C. Wang*

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    Wang, Steve C.

    Estimating the diversity of dinosaurs Steve C. Wang* and Peter Dodson *Department of Mathematics, little effort has been devoted to estimating the diversity of dinosaurs. Here we estimate the diversity of nonavian dinosaurs at 1,850 genera, including those that remain to be discovered. With 527 genera currently

  3. -boundary regularity of planar infinity harmonic Changyou Wang

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    Wang, Changyou

    C1 -boundary regularity of planar infinity harmonic functions Changyou Wang and Yifeng Yu Abstract solution u C() of the infinity Laplacian equation (1.1) is C1 (). The interior C1 and C1, -regularity of u boundary data g iff u is a viscosity solution of the infinity Laplacian equation: u := 1i,jn uxi uxj uxixj

  4. Variance Reduction In Large Graph Sampling Jianguo Lu, Hao Wang

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    Lu, Jianguo

    Variance Reduction In Large Graph Sampling Jianguo Lu, Hao Wang School of Computer Science whenever possible. Many graphs are large and scale-free, inducing large degree variance and estimator variance. This paper shows that random edge (RE) sampling and the corresponding harmonic mean estimator

  5. Uncertain dynamics in nonlinear chemical reactions Jichang Wang,a

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    Showalter, Kenneth

    Uncertain dynamics in nonlinear chemical reactions Jichang Wang,a Hongyan Sun,b Stephen K. Scottc a dissociation reaction of the autocatalytic species, B ! X + Y, followed by a recombination reaction, X + Y ! C evolution of the system. 1. Introduction The study of nonlinear chemical kinetics has flourished in the past

  6. Parallel Learning to Rank for Information Retrieval Shuaiqiang Wang

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    Wang, Ke

    Parallel Learning to Rank for Information Retrieval Shuaiqiang Wang Shandong University of Finance for Infocomm Research, Singapore hwlauw@i2r.a-star.edu.sg ABSTRACT Learning to rank represents a category. In this paper, we investigate parallel learning to rank, targeting simultaneous improvement in accuracy

  7. Vector Solid Textures Lvdi Wang1,4

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    Yu, Yizhou

    Vector Solid Textures Lvdi Wang1,4 1 Tsinghua University Kun Zhou2 2 Zhejiang University Yizhou Yu3: Several vector solid textures rendered in real time. In each group, the upper inset shows a closer view while the lower inset is rendered using the bitmap solid texture from which the vector version

  8. Mining Evidences for Named Entity Disambiguation , Chi Wang2

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    California at Santa Barbara, University of

    Mining Evidences for Named Entity Disambiguation Yang Li1 , Chi Wang2 , Fangqiu Han1 , Jiawei Han2 disambiguation is the task of disambiguating named entity mentions in natural language text and link them disambiguate a mention to the right entity. However, the existing knowledge bases are rarely complete (likely

  9. THE INDEPENDENT DOMINATION NUMBER OF RANDOM CHANGPING WANG

    E-print Network

    Wang, Changping

    is a dominating set in a graph G, (G) i(G).(1.1) Duckworth and Wormald in [2] studied the independent domination and phrases. random graph; asymptotically almost surely; dominating set; domi- nation number; independentTHE INDEPENDENT DOMINATION NUMBER OF RANDOM GRAPH CHANGPING WANG Abstract. In this note, we study

  10. Plasma Physcis and Magnetohydrodynamics Instructor: Dr. Haimin Wang

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    fields are unstable when twisted. The dominant stability effect is line-tying of ends of loop in dense of instability. In the absence of pressure gradient and line-tying the critical twist: This is called KruskalPhys 777 Plasma Physcis and Magnetohydrodynamics 2004 Fall Instructor: Dr. Haimin Wang Lecture 8

  11. Global warming and United States landfalling hurricanes Chunzai Wang1

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    Wang, Chunzai

    Global warming and United States landfalling hurricanes Chunzai Wang1 and Sang-Ki Lee2 Received 18] A secular warming of sea surface temperature occurs almost everywhere over the global ocean. Here we use observational data to show that global warming of the sea surface is associated with a secular increase

  12. Unified Field Theory of Four Interactions Tian Ma, Shouhong Wang

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    Wang, Shouhong

    Unified Field Theory of Four Interactions Tian Ma, Shouhong Wang Supported in part by NSF, ONR and Chinese NSF http://www.indiana.edu/~fluid I. Two Roads to a Unified Field Theory II. Unified Field Theory. Two Roads to a Unified Field Theory Four fundamental forces/interactions in Nature: 2 #12;1. Einstein

  13. ANONYMOUS COMMUNICATIONS ON THE INTERNET Ying Wang and Partha Dasgupta

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    Dasgupta, Partha

    ANONYMOUS COMMUNICATIONS ON THE INTERNET Ying Wang and Partha Dasgupta Dept. of Computer Science. Anonymous communication strategies mostly shield the sender of messages from identification. This paper presents a protocol for anonymous communication over internet that can also provide receiver anonymity. Our

  14. ON SOLAR NEUTRINO PROBLEM TIAN MA AND SHOUHONG WANG

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    ON SOLAR NEUTRINO PROBLEM TIAN MA AND SHOUHONG WANG Abstract. The current neutrino oscillation an alternative resolution to the solar neutrino loss problem. Contents 1. Introduction 1 2. Discrepancy of Solar, there are three flavors of neutrinos: the electron neutrino e, the tau neutrino and the mu neutrino µ. The solar

  15. Duhuo Jisheng Tang for treating osteoarthritis of the knee: a prospective clinical observation

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    Lai, Jung-Nien; Chen, Huey-Jeng; Chen, Chao-Chung; Lin, Jer-Huei; Hwang, Jing-Shiang; Wang, Jung-Der

    2007-01-01

    Background Little scientific evidence supports the efficacy of herbal medicines in the treatment of degenerative arthritis of the knee. The purpose of this study is to evaluate both the efficacy and safety of a finished Chinese herbal preparation Duhuo Jisheng Tang (DJT) in reducing symptoms of degenerative osteoarthritis of the knee. Methods A prospective follow-up study was carried out in two hospitals in Taipei between April and October 2005. Sixty-eight osteoarthritis patients, with symptoms diagnosed by radiologists, received DJT at a rate of 2.5 g, twice daily for four weeks. Baseline scores were measured on the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis (WOMAC) index, followed by further measures at the end of weeks 1, 2 and 4. The World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL) assessment was undertaken as a secondary outcome, with pattern identification questionnaires being adopted. Regression models were constructed to explore the score differences between the baseline and at weeks 2 and 4 by various determinants including age, gender, body mass index (BMI), severity at baseline, use of rescue medication, aversion to cold and flaccidity of the lower back and knees. Results Among the 68 participants, there were statistically significant reductions in the WOMAC index scores for pain, stiffness and physical functioning in the second and fourth weeks, with effects first appearing during week 2. By week 4, the mean WOMAC index scores had fallen from 22.2 (± 19.2) to 16.1 (± 16.2) for pain, from 28.1 (± 24.9) to 18.5 (± 20.3) for stiffness, and from 22.6 (± 18.0) to 18.2 (± 17.8) for physical functioning, while the global score for pain under the visual analogue scale (VAS) was reduced from 38.7 (± 21.5) to 27.8 (± 19.8). Conclusion In the treatment of degenerative osteoarthritis of the knee, a 4-week therapy with the Chinese herbal preparation DJT reduced pain and stiffness and improved physical functioning, but it was less effective in treating flaccidity and aversion to cold. PMID:17394666

  16. Nitrate Anions and Ion Pairing at the Air-Aqueous Interface Man Xu, Cheng Y. Tang, Aaron M. Jubb, Xiangke Chen, and Heather C. Allen*

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    Nitrate Anions and Ion Pairing at the Air-Aqueous Interface Man Xu, Cheng Y. Tang, Aaron M. Jubb, Columbus, Ohio 43210 ReceiVed: June 18, 2008; ReVised Manuscript ReceiVed: October 31, 2008 Nitrate ions in a variety of atmospheric reactions. Thus, a fundamental understanding of nitrate ions at the air

  17. Oral Administration of Ren-Shen-Yang-Rong-Tang ‘Ninjin’yoeito’ Protects Against Hematotoxicity and Induces Immature Erythroid Progenitor Cells in 5-Fluorouracil-induced Anemia

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    Ohta, Yasuyuki; Tanaka, Tomoaki; Sasaki, Kenroh; Kobayashi, Kyoko; Takahashi, Tomoya; Yahagi, Nobuo; Yoshizaki, Fumihiko; Fushiya, Shinji; Ohta, Tomihisa

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of four different Japanese and Chinese herbal prescriptions, Ren-Shen-Yang-Rong-Tang (Ninjin’yoeito, NYT), Chai-Hu-Gui-Zhi-Gan-Jiang-Tang (Saikokeishikankyoto, SKKT), Si-Jun-Zi-Tang (Shikunshito, SKT) and Si-Wu-Tang (Shimotsuto, SMT), which are traditionally used for anemia and fatigue, against hematotoxicity in mice treated with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU). NYT 1–100 mg kg–1 day–1 injected orally for 7 consecutive days before and after 5-FU injection significantly suppressed reductions in red blood cell, white blood cell and platelet counts in peripheral blood, and accelerated their recovery. Administration of SKKT also produced a slight but significant improvement in 5-FU-induced erythrocytopenia, whereas SMT and SKT could not prevent anemia. Oral injection of NYT also inhibited 5-FU-induced decreases in peripheral reticulocyte and bone marrow cell counts on day 10, and markedly hastened their recovery on day 20, in a dose-dependent manner. Erythroid progenitor colonies, such as colony forming units-erythroid and burst forming units-erythroid, formed by marrow cells from mice treated with 5-FU were significantly increased by oral administration of NYT. These findings suggest that NYT has the potential to protect against hematotoxicity, and also has hematopoietic activity, through stimulation of immature erythroid progenitor cell differentiation. PMID:18955264

  18. Intersubband Transitions in Narrow InAs/AlSb Quantum Wells D. C. Larrabee, J. Tang, M. Liang, G. A. Khodaparast, J. Kono

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    Kono, Junichiro

    Intersubband Transitions in Narrow InAs/AlSb Quantum Wells D. C. Larrabee, J. Tang, M. Liang, G. A investigated intersubband transitions (ISBTs) in InAs/AlSb multiple quantum wells with well widths from 2.1 to 10 nm. The ISBT energy increased with decreasing well width and temperature. To explain these well

  19. Search by Voice in Mandarin Chinese Jiulong Shan1, Genqing Wu1, Zhihong Hu2, Xiliu Tang1, Martin Jansche2, Pedro J. Moreno2

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    Tomkins, Andrew

    , PRC 2Google Research, 76 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10011, USA jlshan@google.com, wugenqing@google.com, hzhsch@gmail.com, xiliu.tang@gmail.com mjansche@google.com, pedro@google.com Abstract In this paper we

  20. Resource-Constrained Load Balancing Controller for a Parallel Zhong Tang, J. Douglas Birdwell, John Chiasson, Chaouki T. Abdallah and Majeed M. Hayat

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    Resource-Constrained Load Balancing Controller for a Parallel Database Zhong Tang, J. Douglas of the load balancing problem are the delayed receipt of information and transferred load. Moreover, load documents experimental results using a previously reported deterministic dynamic nonlinear system for load

  1. Fees for UC Berkeley Students at Tang 2014 Below are fees for some of our most common services, effective June 5, 2014

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    , effective June 5, 2014 uhs.berkeley.edu OFFICE VISITS Primary Care $15 $15 Urgent Care $30 $30 Health - per dose $0 $75 Meningococcal $0 $120 Measles, Mumps, Rubella $0 $70 PROCEDURES Tuberculosis (TB) Skin fees at Tang, not including Primary and Urgent Care visit fees. Where applicable, the amount shown

  2. Ballistic spin transport in a two-dimensional electron gas H. X. Tang, F. G. Monzon, Ron Lifshitz, M. C. Cross, and M. L. Roukes*

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    Lifshitz, Ron

    Ballistic spin transport in a two-dimensional electron gas H. X. Tang, F. G. Monzon, Ron Lifshitz in a ballistic two-dimensional electron gas. We augment the Bu¨ttiker-Landauer picture with a simple of ballistic spin-1/2 particles. Clear and unambiguous signatures of spin transport are established

  3. Node Reclamation and Replacement for Long-lived Sensor Networks Bin Tong, Guiling Wang, Wensheng Zhang, and Chuang Wang

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    Zhang, Wensheng

    Node Reclamation and Replacement for Long-lived Sensor Networks Bin Tong, Guiling Wang, Wensheng and reclamation (NRR) strategy, with which a mobile robot or human labor called mobile repairman (MR) periodically to schedule the replace- ment/reclamation activities of the MR and the duty cycles of nodes. Extensive

  4. Shen et al. Reply: In their Comment [1] on our Letter [2], Wang and Wang (WW) claim that our calculations of the

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    Shen et al. Reply: In their Comment [1] on our Letter [2], Wang and Wang (WW) claim that our to the claims of WW, the simulation grid is not sparse. For these values of the parameters and t the FDTD of well-separated eigen- values and does not resemble a continuum as WW claim [1]. This is most clearly

  5. Spatial-temporal variation of precipitation concentration and structure in the Wei River Basin, China

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    Huang, Shengzhi; Huang, Qiang; Chen, Yutong; Xing, Li; Leng, Guoyong

    2015-05-01

    It is of significant importance to investigate precipitation structure and precipitation concentration due to their great impact on droughts, floods, soil erosion, as well as water resources management. A complete investigation of precipitation structure and its distribution pattern in the Wei River Basin was performed based on recorded daily precipitation data in this study. Two indicators were used: concentration index based on daily precipitation (CID), to assess the distribution of rainy days, and concentration index based on monthly precipitation (CIM), to estimate the seasonality of the precipitation. Besides, the modified Mann-Kendall trend test method was employed to capture the variation trends of CID and CIM. The results indicate that: (1) the 1-3-day events are the predominant precipitation events in terms of the occurrence and fractional contribution; (2) the obvious differences in the CID of various areas are found in the Wei River Basin, and the high CID values mainly concentrate in the northern basin, conversely, the southern basin has a relatively low CID value; (3) high CIM values are primarily in the western and northern basin, reflecting a remarkable seasonality of precipitation in these regions; and (4) all of the stations show a downward trend of CIM, which indicates that the monthly precipitation distribution tends to be more uniform.

  6. Lung cancer and indoor exposure of unvented coal and wood combustion emissions in Xuan Wei, china

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    Mumford, J.L.; Chapman, R.S.; Harris, D.B.; He, X.Z.; Cao, S.R.

    1987-05-01

    Residents of Xuan Wei County in China have unusually high lung cancer mortality that cannot be attributed to tobacco use or occupational exposure. They are exposed to smoke from unvented, open pit coal or wood fires (often used for cooking and heating). The variation in lung cancer rates among communes within the county suggests that indoor combustion of smoky coal may be the prime determinant of lung cancer. To characterize the air in Xuan Wei homes, samples of the air particles and semivolatile organics were collected from homes located in communes with different lung-cancer rates. Samples collected in the commune in which the lung-cancer rate is high and smoky coal is the predominant fuel-contained high concentrations of submicron particles with high organic content; organic extracts of these samples were mutagenic. Samples from homes in a wood-burning commune, which has a low lung-cancer rate, consisted mostly of larger particles of lower organic content and mutagenicity. The smoky coal sample was also a more potent skin-tumor initiator compared to the wood or smokeless coal sample and was a mouse skin carcinogen.

  7. Shape Variation in Aterian Tanged Tools and the Origins of Projectile Technology: A Morphometric Perspective on Stone Tool Function

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    Iovita, Radu

    2011-01-01

    Background Recent findings suggest that the North African Middle Stone Age technocomplex known as the Aterian is both much older than previously assumed, and certainly associated with fossils exhibiting anatomically modern human morphology and behavior. The Aterian is defined by the presence of ‘tanged’ or ‘stemmed’ tools, which have been widely assumed to be among the earliest projectile weapon tips. The present study systematically investigates morphological variation in a large sample of Aterian tools to test the hypothesis that these tools were hafted and/or used as projectile weapons. Methodology/Principal Findings Both classical morphometrics and Elliptical Fourier Analysis of tool outlines are used to show that the shape variation in the sample exhibits size-dependent patterns consistent with a reduction of the tools from the tip down, with the tang remaining intact. Additionally, the process of reduction led to increasing side-to-side asymmetries as the tools got smaller. Finally, a comparison of shape-change trajectories between Aterian tools and Late Paleolithic arrowheads from the North German site of Stellmoor reveal significant differences in terms of the amount and location of the variation. Conclusions/Significance The patterns of size-dependent shape variation strongly support the functional hypothesis of Aterian tools as hafted knives or scrapers with alternating active edges, rather than as weapon tips. Nevertheless, the same morphological patterns are interpreted as one of the earliest evidences for a hafting modification, and for the successful combination of different raw materials (haft and stone tip) into one implement, in itself an important achievement in the evolution of hominin technologies. PMID:22216161

  8. [Simultaneous determination of 9 major components of dachengqi tang in rat plasma by UPLC-MS/MS].

    PubMed

    Shen, Feng-Yun; Wei, Hui-Zhen; Sun, Yong-Bing; Wang, Yue-Sheng; Lv, Shang; Gao, Meng; Zeng, Lian-Qing; Rao, Yi

    2014-06-01

    The study established a UPLC-MS/MS method that is used for simultaneous determination nine major bioactive compounds of Dachengqi Tang in rat plasma. Using Aglient C18 column (2.1 mm x 50 mm,1.7 microm) was chromatographed, using methanol-5 mmol x L(-1) ammonium formate mobile phase gradient, elution 0.3 mL x min(-1). In the plasma pre-treatment process, not only the method of methanol and acetonitrile protein precipitation was investigated, and different factors extraction solvent, the type of the scroll time, the number and the type of extraction solvent, the extraction volume of the extraction solution of liquid-liquid extraction is investigated. Finally, with ibuprofen as an internal standard, using ethyl acetate liquid-liquid extraction method pretreatment blood, N2 dry reconstituted supernatant after centrifugation UPLC-MS/MS analysis, in electrospray ionization (ESI) negative mode, using multiple reaction monitoring mode for testing. The linear range of emodin, rhein, aloe-emodin, chrysophanol, magnolol, honokiol, hesperidin and hesperitin is 0.33-660, 0.40-792, 0.41-827, 0.34-680, 0.45-907, 0.46-927, 0.43-867, 0.34-683, 0.39-787 microg x L(-1) respectively, good linear relationship; and extraction recovery were greater than 69.39%, days after the day of the RSD is less than 15%. This method can be used to study the rat gastric large bearing gas after Dachengqi Tang, the simultaneous determination of nine components in plasma for its pharmacokinetics and efficacy material base to provide a theoretical basis. PMID:25244773

  9. Synchronization of Multiple Levels of Data Fusion in Wireless Sensor Networks Wei Yuan, Srikanth V. Krishnamurthy, and Satish K. Tripathi

    E-print Network

    Krishnamurthy, Srikanth

    1 Synchronization of Multiple Levels of Data Fusion in Wireless Sensor Networks Wei Yuan, Srikanth. As data (either raw or fused) is propagated towards the sink, multiple levels of data fusion are likely. The data fusion at various levels should be synchronized in order to fuse data effectively. It is important

  10. Junhong Wei and Fuqing Zhang, Pennsylvania State University Mesoscale Gravity Waves in Moist Baroclinic Jet-Front Systems

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    Thompson, Anne

    Junhong Wei and Fuqing Zhang, Pennsylvania State University Mesoscale Gravity Waves in Moist experiment reproduces the gravity wave modes simulated in Zhang (2004). Under weak convective instability with small amount of moisture, dry dynamic gravity wave modes continue to dominate. However, convective

  11. Probabilistic Motion Parameter Models for Human Activity Recognition Xinding Sun, Ching-Wei Chen, B. S. Manjunath

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    California at Santa Barbara, University of

    Probabilistic Motion Parameter Models for Human Activity Recognition Xinding Sun, Ching-Wei Chen, B is Davis and Bobick [2], wherein they use temporal templates for human movement recognition. Their method requires less computation, but is sensitive to variances in the movement. Little and Boyd [3] use

  12. A SUBSAMPLING UWB RADIO ARCHITECTURE BY ANALYTIC SIGNALING Mike Shuo-Wei Chen and Robert W. Brodersen

    E-print Network

    Southern California, University of

    , which is useful for locationing or ranging applications. 1. INTRODUCTION UWB technology was approved of the wideband antenna. The hardware elimination of mixers and local oscillators imply lower complexityA SUBSAMPLING UWB RADIO ARCHITECTURE BY ANALYTIC SIGNALING Mike Shuo-Wei Chen and Robert W

  13. Belief Propagation Driven Method for Facial Gestures Recognition in Presence of Wei-Kai Liao and Isaac Cohen

    E-print Network

    Southern California, University of

    Belief Propagation Driven Method for Facial Gestures Recognition in Presence of Occlusions Wei cases in an unified way, and allows for the recognition of facial ges- tures in presence of head motion approach. 1. Introduction Automatic facial gestures recognition is a key step to- ward intuitive human

  14. 3X DC-DC Multiplier/Divider for HEV Systems Wei Qian, Fang Z. Peng, Miaosen Shen

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    Tolbert, Leon M.

    3X DC-DC Multiplier/Divider for HEV Systems Wei Qian, Fang Z. Peng, Miaosen Shen Michigan State bus for hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) traction drives. Compared with traditional multi-level dc Vehicle (HEV) systems. Typical HEV drive train consists of a battery, power converter, and a traction

  15. Reaction in NiAl laminates by laser-shock compression and spalling C.T. Wei a,

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    Meyers, Marc A.

    ), but the intermetallic reaction did not propagate through the laminates. The estimated temperature changes inside these energies significantly raise the temperature of the product, they may facilitate the self-propagating highReaction in Ni­Al laminates by laser-shock compression and spalling C.T. Wei a, , B.R. Maddox b , A

  16. 3D Underwater Sensor Network Localization Amin Y. Teymorian, Student Member, IEEE, Wei Cheng, Student Member, IEEE,

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    Cheng, Xiuzhen "Susan"

    3D Underwater Sensor Network Localization Amin Y. Teymorian, Student Member, IEEE, Wei Cheng, and Zexin Lu, Member, IEEE Abstract--We transform the 3D underwater sensor network (USN) localization that given a network and a constant k, all of the geometric k-lateration localization methods are equivalent

  17. System Design of Robots for Application to In-Space Assembly Harshit Suri, Peter Will, Wei-Min Shen

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    Shen, Wei-Min

    of carrying very large arrays of solar cells and beaming the collected power back to earth. The basic premiseSystem Design of Robots for Application to In-Space Assembly Harshit Suri, Peter Will, Wei-Min Shen of an experimental system for assembly applications in space. The prototypical application is the assembly

  18. A multi-scan MRI-based virtual cystoscopy Dongqing Chen*, Bin Li, Wei Huang, and Zhengrong Liang

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    A multi-scan MRI-based virtual cystoscopy Dongqing Chen*, Bin Li, Wei Huang, and Zhengrong Liang Department of Radiology, StateUniversity of New York, Stony Brook, NY 11794 ABSTRACT Computed tomography (CT and insight pathological changeon the bladder wall images, a multi-scan MRI scheme was presented in this study

  19. CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF INDOOR AIR HOMES FROM COMMUNES IN XUAN WEI, CHINA, WITH HIGH LUNG CANCER MORTALITY RATE

    EPA Science Inventory

    In a rural county, Xuan Wei, China, the lung cancer mortality rate is among China's highest, especially in women. his mortality rate is more associated with indoor air burning of smoky coal, as opposed to smokeless coal or wood, for cooking and heating under unvented conditions. ...

  20. Chemical characterization of indoor air of homes from communes in Xuan Wei, China, with high lung cancer mortality rates

    EPA Science Inventory

    In a rural county, Xuan Wei, China, the lung cancer mortality rate is among China's highest, especially in women. This mortality rate is more associated with indoor air burning of smoky coal, as opposed to smokeless coal or wood, for cooking and heating under unvented conditions....

  1. Effects of dynamical phases in Shor's factoring algorithm with operational delays L. F. Wei,1,2

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    Nori, Franco

    Effects of dynamical phases in Shor's factoring algorithm with operational delays L. F. Wei,1 functions. Here we explore the sensitivity of Shor's quantum factoring algorithm to such errors. Our results clearly show a severe sensitivity of Shor's factorization algo- rithm to the presence of delay times

  2. Moderately dense gas quantum kinetic theory: Aspects of pair correlations R. F. Snider and G. W. Wei

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    Wei, Guo-Wei

    their decay via interactions with other particles in the gas. The molecular description is given of such a gasModerately dense gas quantum kinetic theory: Aspects of pair correlations R. F. Snider and G. W. Wei Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver V6T 1Z1, Canada J. G. Muga

  3. Mesh-free simulations of shear banding in large deformation Shaofan Li, Wei Hao, Wing Kam Liu *

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    Li, Shaofan

    Mesh-free simulations of shear banding in large deformation Shaofan Li, Wei Hao, Wing Kam Liu Mesh-free approximation is used in numerical simulations of strain localization under large deformation. An explicit displacement based mesh-free formulation is used in both two-dimensional and three

  4. A Closer Look at Skip-gram Modelling David Guthrie, Ben Allison, Wei Liu, Louise Guthrie, Yorick Wilks

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    Edinburgh, University of

    A Closer Look at Skip-gram Modelling David Guthrie, Ben Allison, Wei Liu, Louise Guthrie, Yorick accurately model all possible strings of words. This paper examines the use of skip-grams (a technique where by n-grams are still stored to model language, but they allow for tokens to be skipped) to overcome

  5. MUTAGENICITY, CARCINOGENICITY, AND HUMAN CANCER RISK FROM INDOOR EXPOSURE TO COAL AND WOOD COMBUSTION IN XUAN WEI, CHINA

    EPA Science Inventory

    The residents in Xuan Wei County, China, have been exposed to high levels of combustion emissions from smoky and smokeless coal and wood combustion under unvented conditions in homes. n unusually high lung cancer mortality rate that can not be attributed to tobacco smoke or occup...

  6. INDOOR AIR EXPOSURE TO COAL AND WOOD COMBUSTION EMISSIONS IN XUAN WEI, CHINA, WITH A HIGH LUNG CANCER RATE

    EPA Science Inventory

    Residents of Xuan Wei County in China have unusually high lung cancer mortality that cannot be attributed to tobacco use or occupational exposure. hey are exposed to smoke from unvented, open pit coal or wood fires (often used for cooking and heating). The variation in lung cance...

  7. Simultaneous Tracking and Action Recognition using the PCA-HOG Descriptor Wei-Lwun Lu, James J. Little

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    Little, Jim

    Simultaneous Tracking and Action Recognition using the PCA-HOG Descriptor Wei-Lwun Lu, James J. Moreover, this paper proposes to rep- resent the athletes by the PCA-HOG descriptor, which can be computed by first transforming the athletes to the grids of Histograms of Oriented Gradient (HOG) descriptor

  8. CLF-based Tracking Control for UAV Kinematic Models with Saturation Constraints Wei Ren Randal W. Beard

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    Ren, Wei

    CLF-based Tracking Control for UAV Kinematic Models with Saturation Constraints Wei Ren Randal W Abstract-- This paper considers the trajectory tracking prob- lem for unmanned air vehicles (UAVs). We assume that the UAV is equipped with an autopilot which reduces the twelve degree-of-freedom (DOF) model

  9. PROBING THE LOCAL-FEATURE SPACE OF INTEREST POINTS Wei-Ting Lee, Hwann-Tzong Chen

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    Chen, Sheng-Wei

    -of-Gaussian filter (DoG) and scale-invariant feature transform (SIFT) [2], affine invariant detector [3], [4PROBING THE LOCAL-FEATURE SPACE OF INTEREST POINTS Wei-Ting Lee, Hwann-Tzong Chen Department on the feature space of inter- est points for natural images. Although local features have been widely used

  10. Plasmonic Nanoparticles-Liquid Crystal Composites Saumyakanti Khatua, Pramit Manna, Wei-Shun Chang, Alexei Tcherniak, Eric Friedlander,

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    Zubarev, Eugene

    Plasmonic Nanoparticles-Liquid Crystal Composites Saumyakanti Khatua, Pramit Manna, Wei-Shun ChangVed: NoVember 20, 2009 We report on the plasmonic properties of 6 nm gold nanoparticles that form highly stable solutions in the nematic liquid crystal 4-cyano-4-n-pentylbiphenyl (5CB). The nanoparticles were

  11. Globalization, industrial restructuring, and regional development in China Y.H. Dennis Wei a,*, Ingo Liefner b

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    Wei, Yehua Dennis

    Globalization, industrial restructuring, and regional development in China Y.H. Dennis Wei a: Globalization Institutions Industrialization Regional development China a b s t r a c t China's rapid growth. Through a comprehensive review of the literature on globalization, industrial restructuring and regional

  12. Low Power Realization in Main Blocks of CMOS APS Image Sensor Wei Gao, Edward Shen , Richard I Hornsey,

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    Hornsey, Richard

    Low Power Realization in Main Blocks of CMOS APS Image Sensor Wei Gao, Edward Shen , Richard I ABSTRACT This paper addresses the optimization of power at the circuit level in the main blocks of CMOS APS-watt range. As a key functional component in these devices, CMOS active pixel image sensors (APS) have been

  13. BIRD: Binary Interpretation using Runtime Disassembly Susanta Nanda Wei Li Lap-Chung Lam Tzi-cker Chiueh

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    Sekar, R.

    number of computer system vulnerabilities are due to software bugs. Researchers have proposed variousBIRD: Binary Interpretation using Runtime Disassembly Susanta Nanda Wei Li Lap-Chung Lam Tzi a binary file with 100% accuracy and coverage on that platform. This pa- per presents the design

  14. Identity-Based Proxy Signature from Pairings Wei Wu, Yi Mu, Willy Susilo, Jennifer Seberry, and Xinyi Huang

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    Seberry, Jennifer

    Identity-Based Proxy Signature from Pairings Wei Wu, Yi Mu, Willy Susilo, Jennifer Seberry Engineering University of Wollongong, Australia weiwu81@gmail.com,{ymu,wsusilo,j.seberry,xh068}@uow. Recently, Xu, Zhang and Feng proposed the first formal models of identity based proxy signature

  15. Shield: Cost-Effective Soft-Error Protection for Register Files Pablo Montesinos, Wei Liu, and Josep Torrellas

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    Torrellas, Josep

    Shield: Cost-Effective Soft-Error Protection for Register Files Pablo Montesinos, Wei Liu, an error can quickly propagate to other parts of the processor. This paper presents Shield, a novel, cost-effective architecture that increases the resistance of register files to soft errors. Shield is based on two key

  16. Self-Taught Active Learning from Crowds Meng Fang, Xingquan Zhu, Bin Li, Wei Ding, and Xindong Wu

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    Ding, Wei

    Self-Taught Active Learning from Crowds Meng Fang, Xingquan Zhu, Bin Li, Wei Ding, and Xindong Wu propose a Self-Taught Active Learning (STAL) paradigm, where imperfect labelers are able to learn a weak labeler can learn complementary knowledge from a stronger peer. As a result, the Self

  17. Statistical mechanics of helical wormlike chain model Ya Liu, Toni Prez, Wei Li, J. D. Gunton, and Amanda Green

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    Gunton, James D.

    , and Amanda Green Citation: J. Chem. Phys. 134, 065107 (2011); doi: 10.1063/1.3548885 View online: http model Ya Liu,1,a) Toni Pérez,1 Wei Li,1 J. D. Gunton,1 and Amanda Green2 1 Department of Physics, Lehigh

  18. A Solution to the NKR Problem in End-to-end Bandwidth Reservation 1 Jun Wang, Klara Nahrstedt 2

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    Nahrstedt, Klara

    A Solution to the NKR Problem in End-to-end Bandwidth Reservation 1 Jun Wang, Klara Nahrstedt 2 correspondences to Jun Wang and Klara Nahrstedt at Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois

  19. Technology Mapping with Boolean Matching, Supergates and Choices Alan Mishchenko Satrajit Chatterjee Robert Brayton Xinning Wang Timothy Kam

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    Mishchenko, Alan

    Chatterjee Robert Brayton Xinning Wang Timothy Kam Department of EECS Strategic CAD Labs University of California, Berkeley Intel Corporation {alanmi, satrajit, brayton}@eecs.berkeley.edu {xinning.wang, timothy

  20. SAND: A Fault-Tolerant Streaming Architecture for Network Traffic Analytics Qin Liu, John C.S. Lui, Cheng He, Lujia Pan, Wei Fan, Yunlong Shi

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    Lui, John C.S.

    , Cheng He, Lujia Pan, Wei Fan, Yunlong Shi The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Huawei Noah's Ark Lab {qliu,cslui}@cse.cuhk.edu.hk, {hecheng,panlujia,David.Fanwei,shiyunlong}@huawei.com Abstract--Many long

  1. Proceedings of the 2013 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, May 18-22, San Juan, Port Rico X. Wei, X.F. He and A. Kusiak

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    Kusiak, Andrew

    -driven Approach Xiupeng Wei, Xiaofei He, and Andrew Kusiak Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering are controlled and supervised by a programmable logic controller (PLC). Such simple PLC control leaves room

  2. Normal-incidence spectroscopic ellipsometry for critical dimension Hsu-Ting Huang, Wei Kong, and Fred Lewis Terry, Jr.a)

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    Terry, Fred L.

    Normal-incidence spectroscopic ellipsometry for critical dimension monitoring Hsu-Ting Huang, Wei method--rigorous couple wave analysis RCWA .13,14 Our theoretical and experimental data will be presented

  3. Ultrasound-assisted extraction methodology as a tool to improve the antioxidant properties of herbal drug Xiao-chia-hu-tang

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Chu-Ting Liu; Ching-Yi Wu; Yih-Ming Weng; Chin-Yin Tseng

    2005-01-01

    Xiao-chai-hu-tang (XCHT) is an important Chinese herbal prescription for curing many types of liver diseases. The contents of bioactive constituents (saikosaponins a, c and d, baicalin, baicalein, and glycyrrhizic acid), and antioxidant properties of XCHT extracts prepared with ultrasound-assisted (US) extraction in combination with ethanol (up to 95%) as extraction modifier were studied. The results showed that the US extraction

  4. Shifted Tietz-Wei oscillator for simulating the atomic interaction in diatomic molecules

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Falaye, Babatunde J.; Ikhdair, Sameer M.; Hamzavi, Majid

    2015-05-01

    The shifted Tietz-Wei (sTW) oscillator is as good as traditional Morse potential in simulating the atomic interaction in diatomic molecules. By using the Pekeris-type approximation, to deal with the centrifugal term, we obtain the bound-state solutions of the radial Schrödinger equation with this typical molecular model via the exact quantization rule (EQR). The energy spectrum for a set of diatomic molecules (NO ( a^4?_i) , NO ( B^2?_r) , NO ( L'^2? ) , NO ( b^4? -) , ICl( X^1? _g+) , ICl( A^3?_1) and ICl( A'^3?_2) for arbitrary values of n and ? quantum numbers are obtained. For the sake of completeness, we study the corresponding wavefunctions using the formula method.

  5. Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Established at the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1990, the Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures (CCFSS) was funded with an initial grant from the American Iron and Steel Institute. The Center was renamed in 2000 for its founding director, Dr. Wei-Wen Yu, and today the Center continues to "provide an integrated approach for handling research, teaching, engineering education, technical services, and professional activity." On their homepage, visitors will find five main sections, including "Resources", "Publications", and "Calendar". In the "Publications" section, users can look through past issues of their newsletter, table of contents from their proceedings from 1971 to 2002, and their technical bulletins from 1999 to the present. Moving on, the "Resources" contains a database of the Center's books, and equally importantly, a listing of relevant professional association websites. Finally, visitors can also sign up for email updates from the CCFSS and look over their upcoming conference events.

  6. [11] A. Y. Cao, X. F. Zhang, C. L. Xu, J. Liang, D. H. Wu, B. Q. Wei, Appl. Surf. Sci. 2001, 181, 234.

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    Huang, Yanyi

    . Liu, G. Yu, C. Xu, J. Zhang, D. Zhu, J. Phys. Chem. B 2001, 105, 9422. [18] W. A. de Heer, W. S. Bacsa[11] A. Y. Cao, X. F. Zhang, C. L. Xu, J. Liang, D. H. Wu, B. Q. Wei, Appl. Surf. Sci. 2001, 181. 2003, 15, 1105. [13] S. Huang, A. H. W. Mau, Appl. Phys. Lett. 2003, 82, 796. [14] A. Y. Cao, B. Q. Wei

  7. Sulfate deposition in subsurface regolith in Gusev crater, Mars Alian Wang,1

    E-print Network

    Sulfate deposition in subsurface regolith in Gusev crater, Mars Alian Wang,1 L. A. Haskin,1,2 S. W concentration observed by the Gamma-Ray Spectrometer on Odyssey in the Gusev region. Citation: Wang, A., et al. (2006), Sulfate deposition in subsurface regolith in Gusev crater, Mars, J. Geophys. Res., 111, E02S17

  8. Nanoscale photon management in silicon solar cells Sangmoo Jeong, Shuang Wang, and Yi Cui

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    Cui, Yi

    Nanoscale photon management in silicon solar cells Sangmoo Jeong, Shuang Wang, and Yi Cui Citation://avspublications.org/jvsta/about/rights_and_permissions #12;REVIEW ARTICLE Nanoscale photon management in silicon solar cells Sangmoo Jeong and Shuang WangO3-based surface passivation schemes for silicon solar cells J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 30, 040802

  9. Two-Phase Transients of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells Yun Wang*,a

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    Two-Phase Transients of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells Yun Wang*,a and Chao-Yang Wang University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA A three-dimensional transient model fully coupling is the transients of two-phase transport.1 Liquid water may block pore paths of mass transport through porous gas

  10. A note on DEA efficiency assessment using ideal point: An improvement of Wang and Luo's model

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Desheng Wu

    2006-01-01

    Evaluating the efficiency of organizational units continues to be a difficult problem to solve, especially when the multiplicity of inputs (resources, costs) and outputs (services, products) associated with these units is considered. This paper considers a previous article published by Wang and Luo [Y. Wang, Y. Luo, DEA efficiency assessment using ideal and anti-ideal decision-making units, Applied Mathematics and Computation

  11. Atomic Layer Deposition of Lanthanum-Based Ternary Oxides Hongtao Wang,a

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    . Lanthanum yttrium oxide thin films were also deposited by ALD under the similar condition, in order to show obtained films with EOT values 1 nm and very low leakage. Polycrystalline lanthanum yttrium oxide thinAtomic Layer Deposition of Lanthanum-Based Ternary Oxides Hongtao Wang,a Jun-Jieh Wang,b Roy Gordon

  12. Effect of Typhoon Songda (2004) on Remote Heavy Rainfall in Japan Yongqing Wang1,2

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    Wang, Yuqing

    2004-01-01

    Effect of Typhoon Songda (2004) on Remote Heavy Rainfall in Japan Yongqing Wang1,2 , Yuqing Wang2,1* , and Hironori Fudeyasu2 1 Pacific Typhoon Research Center, KLME, Nanjing University of Information Science-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96822. E-mail:yuqing@hawaii.edu #12;1 Abstract When Typhoon Songda (2004

  13. Sam Wang, Princeton Genes, Brain Circuits, and the Mind: From Optical Imaging to Genomics

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    Glashausser, Charles

    Sam Wang, Princeton WANG 12-4 Genes, Brain Circuits, and the Mind: From Optical Imaging to Genomics, and genes, which launch the development of that circuitry. To observe how brain circuits encode and learn Brain functions emerge from two kinds of components: neurons, which comprise complex circuitry

  14. A Forgery Attack against PANDA-s Yu Sasaki and Lei Wang

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    A Forgery Attack against PANDA-s Yu Sasaki and Lei Wang NTT Secure Platform Laboratories, Japan sasaki.yu@lab.ntt.co.jp Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Wang.Lei@ntu.edu.sg Abstract. PANDA claim that PANDA-s, which is one of the designs of the PANDA-family, provides 128-bit security

  15. Convergence for the Wang-Landau Density of States

    SciTech Connect

    Brown, Greg [ORNL; Odbadrakh, Khorgolkhuu [ORNL; Nicholson, Don M [ORNL; Eisenbach, Markus [ORNL

    2011-01-01

    The Wang-Landau method of estimating the density of states, g (E), has become a powerful tool in statistical mechanics. Here it is shown that the distribution of random walkers sampled using an estimated density of states can always be used to improve the estimate. Specifically, this can be done without resorting to an auxiliary modification factor, f, which previously has been been used to find g (E) self consistently through a procedure that reduces f incrementally towards unity. The new, straight-forward approach is validated for multiple, independent random walkers.

  16. [From custody to scientific therapy: Wei Yu-lin's contribution to the founding of the Peiping Municipal Psychopathic Hospital].

    PubMed

    Fan, Ting-Wei

    2013-11-01

    In August 1908, the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the Qing Dynasty established a pauper reformatory, attached to it was a lunatic asylum, which was the first of its kind set up by the Government. In December 1917, with the restructuring of the pauper reformatory, the asylum became an independent organization called asylum for the maniac which was jointly reorganized by Peping Union Medical College (PUMC) and the Bureau of Public Welfare and renamed it as Peiping Municipal Psychopathic Hospital, with Wei Yu-lin as the director. Led by Dr. Wei Yun-lin, tremendous efforts were made to improve sanitary condition and physical comfort of the patients. Professional treatment system was set up, including psychiatric social service, occupational therapy, and psychotherapy, symbolizing the transformation of an old asylum to a modern mental hospital. PMID:24524637

  17. First-principles study of Mn-induced local magnetic moments in host semiconductors Shi-Hao Wei

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    Gong, Xingao

    First-principles study of Mn-induced local magnetic moments in host semiconductors Shi-Hao Wei calculate the atom and angular momentum resolved local moments in diluted GaMnAs, GaMnN, and CdMnTe. We show and hybridization of the host states with the Mn 3d states in both spin channels. We also show that the splitting

  18. Three-photon absorption in water-soluble ZnS nanocrystals Jun He, Wei Ji,a

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    Wei, Ji

    Three-photon absorption in water-soluble ZnS nanocrystals Jun He, Wei Ji,a and Jun Mi Department on large three-photon absorption 3PA in glutathione-capped ZnS semiconductor nanocrystals NCs , determined-soluble ZnS NCs are synthesized by a modified protocol with a mean diameter of 2.5 nm. Their 3PA cross

  19. ETRI Journal, Volume 30, Number 3, June 2008 Wei Han et al. 451 Recently, the power consumption of integrated circuits

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    Arslan, Tughrul

    High-Performance Low-Power FFT Cores Wei Han, Ahmet T. Erdogan, Tughrul Arslan, and Mohd. Hasan #12(0)1316505592,email:w.han@ed.ac.uk),AhmetT.Erdogan(email: Ahmet.Erdogan@ee.ed.ac.uk), and Tughrul Arslan (email: T.Arslan@ed.ac.uk) are with the SchoolofEngineeringandElectronics,UniversityofEdinburgh,Edinburgh,UK. Mohd. Hasan (phone: + 0091 571

  20. Physiological comparison of copper toxicity in the lichens Peltigera rufescens (Weis) Humb. and Cladina arbuscula subsp. mitis (Sandst.) Ruoss

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Martin Ba?kor; Jozef Ková?ik; Alexander Dzubaj; Miriam Ba?korová

    2009-01-01

    Peltigera rufescens (Weis) Humb. with a prokaryotic photobiont Nostoc sp. and Cladina arbuscula subsp. mitis (Sandst.) Ruoss with a eukaryotic photobiont Trebouxia sp. were studied to determine the copper sensitivity of lichens with different algal symbionts. Samples growing on historic\\u000a copper mine-spoil heaps at ?ubietová–Podlipa, Slovakia were assessed for physiological parameters, including total and intracellular\\u000a uptake of copper, assimilation pigmentation,

  1. San-Huang-Xie-Xin-Tang extract suppresses hepatitis C virus replication and virus-induced cyclooxygenase-2 expression.

    PubMed

    Lee, J C; Tseng, C K; Wu, S F; Chang, F R; Chiu, C C; Wu, Y C

    2011-07-01

    Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is associated with chronic inflammation of liver, which leads to the development of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Because of severe side effects and only a 50-70% cure rate in genotype 1 HCV-infected patients upon current standard treatment with pegylated interferon-? plus ribavirin, new therapeutic regimens are still needed. San-Huang-Xie-Xin-Tang (SHXT) is a transitional Chinese herbal formula, composed of Rhei rhizoma, Scutellaria radix and Coptidis rhizome, and possesses anti-inflammatory effect. Here, we describe a (+)-catechin-containing fraction extracted from SHXT, referred as SHXT-frC, exhibited effective inhibition of HCV replication, with selectivity index value (SI; CC50 /EC50) of 84, and displayed synergistic anti-HCV effects when combined with interferon-?, HCV protease inhibitor telaprevir or polymerase inhibitor 2'-C-methylcytidine. The activation of factor-?B (NF-?B) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) signalling pathway has particular relevance to HCV-associated HCC. SHXT-frC treatment also caused a concentration-dependent decrease in the induction of COX-2 and NF-?B expression caused by either HCV replication or HCV NS5A protein. Collectively, SHXT-frC could be an adjuvant treatment for patients with HCV-induced liver diseases. PMID:21692943

  2. Quality Control of Danggui Buxue Tang, a Traditional Chinese Medicine Decoction, by (1)H-NMR Metabolic Profiling.

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    Chan, Pui Hei; Zhang, Wendy L; Cheung, Chi Yuen; Tsim, Karl W K; Lam, Henry

    2014-01-01

    Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT) is one of the simplest traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) decoctions, first described in China in 1247 AD. DBT is composed of 2 herbs, Astragali Radix (AR) and Angelica Sinensis Radix (ASR), boiled together in a 5?:?1 ratio. Clinically, DBT is prescribed to women as a remedy for menopausal symptoms. Here, H-NMR metabolic profiling was conducted for DBT and the water extracts of AR or ASR, to evaluate the potential of this chemical profiling method for quality control of the herbal decoction. Principal component analysis (PCA) showed that DBT could be readily distinguished from the water extracts of its constituent herbs by the metabolic profiles. More interestingly, the metabolic profile of DBT was not a simple sum of that of AR and ASR. Asparagine was found at significantly higher concentration in DBT than that in either AR or ASR extract, contributing mainly to the discrimination of DBT sample. In addition, we employed the same method to profile a commercial DBT powder, verifying its authenticity as compared to our prepared DBT. This study is the first to employ H-NMR metabolic profiling for the quality control of traditional Chinese medicine decoctions. PMID:24826194

  3. Enhanced Bone Tissue Regeneration by Porous Gelatin Composites Loaded with the Chinese Herbal Decoction Danggui Buxue Tang

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    Wang, Wen-Ling; Sheu, Shi-Yuan; Chen, Yueh-Sheng; Kao, Shung-Te; Fu, Yuan-Tsung; Kuo, Tzong-Fu; Chen, Kuo-Yu; Yao, Chun-Hsu

    2015-01-01

    Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT) is a traditional Chinese herbal decoction containing Radix Astragali and Radix Angelicae sinensis. Pharmacological results indicate that DBT can stimulate bone cell proliferation and differentiation. The aim of the study was to investigate the efficacy of adding DBT to bone substitutes on bone regeneration following bone injury. DBT was incorporated into porous composites (GGT) made from genipin-crosslinked gelatin and ?-triclacium phosphates as bone substitutes (GGTDBT). The biological response of mouse calvarial bone to these composites was evaluated by in vivo imaging systems (IVIS), micro-computed tomography (micro-CT), and histology analysis. IVIS images revealed a stronger fluorescent signal in GGTDBT-treated defect than in GGT-treated defect at 8 weeks after implantation. Micro-CT analysis demonstrated that the level of repair from week 4 to 8 increased from 42.1% to 71.2% at the sites treated with GGTDBT, while that increased from 33.2% to 54.1% at GGT-treated sites. These findings suggest that the GGTDBT stimulates the innate regenerative capacity of bone, supporting their use in bone tissue regeneration. PMID:26126113

  4. Antitussive principles of Glycyrrhizae radix, a main component of the Kampo preparations Bakumondo-to (Mai-men-dong-tang).

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    Kamei, Junzo; Nakamura, Rie; Ichiki, Hiroyuki; Kubo, Masayoshi

    2003-05-23

    We attempted to elucidate the antitussive principles of Glycyrrhizae radix, a main component of Bakumondo-to (Mai-men-dong-tang). Although the 50% methanol-eluted fraction (100 mg/kg, p.o.) caused a more than 60% reduction in the number of capsaicin-induced coughs, neither the water-eluted nor 100% ethanol-eluted fractions of water extract of G. radix had antitussive effects. The water extract of G. radix contained high levels of liquiritin, liquiritin apioside, isoliquiritin, isoliquiritin apioside and glycyrrhizin. On the other hand, the 50% methanol-eluted fraction contained mainly liquiritin and liquiritin apioside, but not the other compounds. Liquiritin apioside (3-30 mg/kg, p.o.), but not liquiritin, isoliquiritin, isoliquiritin apioside or glycyrrhizin, dose-dependently inhibited the number of coughs. Methysergide, a serotonin receptor antagonist, antagonized the antitussive effect of liquiritin apioside. However, the antitussive effect of liquiritin apioside was not antagonized by naloxone. Pretreatment with glibenclamide (3 mg/kg, i.p.), an ATP-sensitive potassium channel blocker, also significantly reduced the antinociceptive effect of liquiritin apioside. These results suggest that G. radix contains a potent antitussive compound, liquilitin apioside, whose antitussive effect may depend on both peripheral and central mechanisms. PMID:12782198

  5. Inhibitory effects of Hwang-Ryun-Hae-Dok-Tang on cytochrome P450 in human liver microsomes.

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    Lee, Sang Yoon; Jang, Himchan; Lee, Ji-Yoon; Ma, Jin Yeul; Oh, Soo Jin; Kim, Sang Kyum

    2015-02-01

    1.?The herb-drug interaction potential of Hwang-Ryun-Hae-Dok-Tang (HR) extracts mediated by cytochrome P450 (CYP) inhibition was determined using human liver microsomes. 2.?HR strongly inhibited CYP1A2 and moderately inhibited CYP2C19, CYP2D6, and CYP3A4 (testosterone) but not CYP2A6, CYP2B6, CYP2C8, CYP2C9, and CYP3A4 (midazolam). 3.?The enzyme kinetic results suggest that CYP1A2 inhibition is competitively reversible (Ki, 13.4±1.8??g/ml), and CYP2D6 inhibition is quasi-irreversible (KI, 0.234±0.138??g/ml; kinact, 0.067±0.006?min(-1)). 4.?Fermentation using Lactobacillus acidophilus attenuated the HR-induced inhibition of CYP2D6, but not the other isoforms. 5.?Neither CYP1A2 nor CYP3A4 was markedly inhibited by berberine, palmatine, and geniposide-major components in HR-and CYP2D6 was inhibited by berberine (IC50, 13.8??g/ml) in a metabolism-dependent manner. 6.?The results suggest the possibility of HR-drug interaction through inhibition of CYP-particularly CYP2D6-which may be attenuated by fermentation using L. acidophilus. PMID:25145883

  6. The Usefulness of Xuefu Zhuyu Tang for Patients with Angina Pectoris: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review

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    Yi, Guo-zhong; Qiu, Yu-qin; Xiao, Ya; Yuan, Li-xia

    2014-01-01

    Objective. To evaluate the efficacy of Xuefu Zhuyu Tang (XFZYT) for treating angina pectoris (AP). Methods. Six databases were searched (up to December, 2013). Eligible randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating the efficiency of XFZYT plus traditional antianginal medications (TAMs) compared with TAMs alone in patients with AP were included. The outcomes were relief of anginal symptoms (RAS) and improvement of electrocardiogram (ECG) and blood high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) level. Result. Finally 14 RCTs were included. There were evidences that XFZYT combined with TAMs was more effective in improving RAS (RR = 1.29; 95% CI = [1.20, 1.38]), ECG (RR = 1.37; 95% CI = [1.22, 1.54]), and blood HDL-C level (MD = 0.29?mmol/L; 95% CI = [0.23, 0.35]) compared with TAMs alone. Our meta-analysis also showed the pooled number needed to treat (NNT) of the group with stable angina pectoris (SAP) was smaller in improving RAS (4.2 versus 5.7) and ECG (3.1 versus 5.5) compared with the group with both SAP and unstable angina pectoris (UAP). Conclusion. Combination therapy with XFZYT and TAMs is more effective in treating AP compared with TAMs alone. And XFZYT may be a more suitable choice for the treatment of SAP. However, the findings should be interpreted with caution due to the mediocre methodological quality of the included RCTs. PMID:25254054

  7. Effect of traditional Chinese medicine (Xiaochaihu Tang) on the expression of MMP-2 and MMP-9 in rats with endometriosis

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    JIAO, LUYANG; QI, XIAOFEN; LU, GUANGJIAN; ZHANG, QUNMEI; ZHANG, CHUNXIAO; GAO, JIANHUI

    2013-01-01

    The aim of this study was to explore the effect of a traditional Chinese medicine (Xiaochaihu Tang, XCHT) on the expression of matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) and MMP-9 in rats with endometriosis (EMs). A total of 48 specific-pathogen-free (SPF) female Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into control (n=8) and EMs (n=40) groups. The EMs model was established using a surgical procedure. At 21 days, the rats with EMs were screened and divided into four subgroups (n=8): the model control, low-dose (7.5 g/kg) XCHT-treated, high-dose (15 g/kg) XCHT-treated and gestrinone-treated (0.5 mg/kg) groups. Following 21 days of treatment, the rats were sacrificed. Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and western blotting were used to examine the mRNA and protein levels of MMP-2 and MMP-9 in the endometrium. The expression levels of MMP-2 and MMP-9 were significantly increased in the rats with EMs compared with those in normal rats. Moreover, XCHT was able to significantly inhibit the expression of MMP-2 and MMP-9 compared with that in the model control group. In conclusion, XCHT was able to decrease the expression of MMP-2 and MMP-9 in the ectopic endometrium. The present results may provide a potential theoretical basis for the therapy of EMs. PMID:24255667

  8. Evaluation on the Pharmacological Effect of Traditional Chinese Medicine SiJunZiTang on Stress-Induced Peptic Ulcers

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    Chen, Chiu-Mei; Lee, Chien-Ying; Lin, Po-Jung; Hsieh, Chin-Lang; Shih, Hung-Che

    2013-01-01

    Purpose. To explore the effects of SiJunZiTang (SJZT) on central neurotransmitters and the inhibition of HCl hypersecretion, along with the role of the vagus nerve. From this, the effects of SJZT and its constituent ingredients on inhibiting stress-induced peptic ulcers will be determined. Methods. Methods used to determine SJZT's effectiveness included (1) measuring the antipeptic ulcer effects of varying combinations of the constituents of SJZT; (2) evaluations of monoamine (MA) level in the brain; and (3) measuring the effects of longer-term SJZT treatment. Results. Comparing the control and experimental groups where the rats' vagus nerves were not cut after taking SJZT orally (500?mg/kg and 1000?mg/kg), the volume of enterogastric juice, free HCl and total acidity all reduce dose-dependently. The group administered SJZT at 1000?mg/kg showed significant reductions (P < 0.05). For the experimental groups where the vagus nerves were cut, a comparison with the control group suggests that the group receiving SJZT (500?mg/kg) orally for 21 days demonstrated a cure rate of 34.53%. Conclusion. The results display a correlation between the therapeutic effects of SJZT on stress-induced peptic ulcers and central neurotransmitter levels. Further to this, SJZT can inhibit the hypersecretion of HCl in the stomach, thus inhibiting stress-induced peptic ulcers. PMID:23840247

  9. Simultaneous determination of 11 bioactive compounds in Jaeumganghwa-tang by high performance liquid chromatography-diode array detection

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    Yun, Bo-Ra; Weon, Jin Bae; Lee, Jiwoo; Eom, Min Rye; Ma, Choong Je

    2014-01-01

    Background: Jaeumganghwa-tang (JEGH) is a traditional Korean herbal medicine for the treatment of chronic bronchitis, nephritis and diabetes mellitus. Objective: A high performance liquid chromatography-diode array detector (HPLC-DAD) method was developed for simultaneous determination of 11 major compounds such as 5- hydroxymethylfurfural, mangiferin, paeoniflorin, nodakenin, naringin, hesperidin, decursinol, berberine, glycyrrhizin, atractylenolide III and decursin, in JEGH. Materials and Methods: The separation was conducted on Shishedo C18 column with gradient elution of 0.1% trifluoroacetic acid–acetonitrile. Detection of wavelength was set at 205, 250, 280 and 330 nm. Results: The developed analysis showed a good linearity (R2 >0.9997). The range of limit of detection and limit of quantification were observed from 0.04 to 0.43 and from 0.11 to 1.30, respectively. The intra- and inter-day test relative standard deviations (RSD) were less than 3% and the accuracy was 95.98-108.44%. The recoveries were between 92.75% and 109.19% and RSD range of recoveries was measured from 0.52% to 2.78%. Conclusion: This HPLC-DAD method can be successfully applied for simultaneous determination of 11 major compounds in JEGH samples. PMID:24991100

  10. Multisatellite observation on upwelling after the passage of Typhoon Hai-Tang in the southern East China Sea

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    Chang, Yi; Liao, Hsiou-Ting; Lee, Ming-An; Chan, Jui-Wen; Shieh, Wei-Juan; Lee, Kuo-Tien; Wang, Guang-Hua; Lan, Yang-Chi

    2008-02-01

    The serial remote sensing based imageries clearly revealed large scale of upwelling within large regional enhancement of chlorophyll-a (Chl-a) concentration in the southern East China Sea (ECS) after the passage of super typhoon Hai-Tang in July 2005. After the typhoon on 22 July, the upwelling area (<26°C) expanded rapidly to 9146 km2 on the shelf-break. The large increased upwelling persisted for more than a week. Ocean color images also reveled that high Chl-a concentration of >3.0 mg/m3 appeared in the shelf region, where the high Chl-a pattern matched the upwelling in terms of location and time. On the other hand, a large offshore SST cooling was also observed mainly to the right of typhoon track on 20 July, it lasted in a period of 2-3 days. This paper provides clear and high-resolution evidence that typhoon significant increased upwelling and Chl-a concentration in the southern ECS.

  11. Traditional Chinese Medicine Tang-Luo-Ning Ameliorates Sciatic Nerve Injuries in Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats

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    Zou, Da-Wei; Gao, Yan-Bin; Zhu, Zhi-Yao; Zhou, Hui; Zhang, Tao-Jing; Li, Bu-Man; Wang, Jin-Yang; Li, Min-Zhou; Ma, Ming-Fei; Zhang, Na

    2013-01-01

    Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is a common microvascular complication of diabetes associated with high disability rate and low quality of life. Tang-Luo-Ning (TLN) is an effective traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of DPN. To illustrate the underlying neural protection mechanisms of TLN, the effect of TLN on electrophysiology and sciatic nerve morphology was investigated in a model of streptozotocin-induced DPN, as well as the underlying mechanism. Sciatic motor nerve conduction velocity and digital sensory nerve conduction velocity were reduced in DPN and were significantly improved by TLN or ?-lipoic acid at 10 and 20 weeks after streptozotocin injection. It was demonstrated that TLN intervention for 20 weeks significantly alleviated pathological injury as well as increased the phosphorylation of ErbB2, Erk, Bad (Ser112), and the mRNA expression of neuregulin 1 (Nrg1), GRB2-associated binding protein 1 (Gab1), and mammalian target of rapamycin (Mtor) in injured sciatic nerve. These novel therapeutic properties of TLN to promote Schwann cell survival may offer a promising alternative medicine for the patients to delay the progression of DPN. The underlying mechanism may be that TLN exerts neural protection effect after sciatic nerve injury through Nrg1/ErbB2?Erk/Bad Schwann cell survival signaling pathway. PMID:24288572

  12. Heavy metal pollution and health risk assessment in the Wei River in China.

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    Yang, Xuefu; Duan, Jinming; Wang, Lei; Li, Wei; Guan, Jianling; Beecham, Simon; Mulcahy, Dennis

    2015-03-01

    From data collected monthly at 26 monitoring cross sections in the Wei River in the Shaanxi Region of China during the period 2008-2012, the temporal pollution characteristics of heavy metals (Hg, Cd, Cr(VI), Pb, and As) were analyzed based on a heavy metal pollution index (HPI). The monthly HPI values of the five heavy metals in the river fluctuated greatly in 2008 and then declined gradually with time. This general trend of reduction in HPI appears not to have a seasonal variation and most likely resulted from the continued improvement in heavy metal pollution control strategies implemented by local environmental agencies combined with a significant improvement in wastewater treatment capacities. Among the five heavy metals, Cd and Pb were below 0.1 and 3 ?g L(-1), respectively, at all the sampling points in the studied areas in the year 2012. The detection rates of As, Hg, and Cr(VI) were in the order of Hg?>?Cr(VI)?>?As. Hg, Cr(VI), and As exceeded, in a month of the dry season in 2012, the standard limits for category III surface waters according to the China Environment Quality Standards for Surface Water (CEQSSW). Based on the assessment using the HPI method, the pollution status of these heavy metals in water of the Wei River in the Shaanxi Region was generally at an acceptable level, but exhibited distinctive characteristics between the main stream river and tributaries. Most of the tributaries were more seriously polluted than the main river. A health risk assessment was conducted based on the Human Health Risk Assessment (HHRA) method recommended by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). Apart from As, the health risk for the five heavy metals in the region were at acceptable levels for drinking water sources (hazard quotient (HQ)?

  13. Applications of the Wei-Lachin Multivariate One-Sided Test for Multiple Outcomes on Possibly Different Scales

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    Lachin, John M.

    2014-01-01

    Many studies aim to assess whether a therapy has a beneficial effect on multiple outcomes simultaneously relative to a control. Often the joint null hypothesis of no difference for the set of outcomes is tested using separate tests with a correction for multiple tests, or using a multivariate T2-like MANOVA or global test. However, a more powerful test in this case is a multivariate one-sided or one-directional test directed at detecting a simultaneous beneficial treatment effect on each outcome, though not necessarily of the same magnitude. The Wei-Lachin test is a simple 1 df test obtained from a simple sum of the component statistics that was originally described in the context of a multivariate rank analysis. Under mild conditions this test provides a maximin efficient test of the null hypothesis of no difference between treatment groups for all outcomes versus the alternative hypothesis that the experimental treatment is better than control for some or all of the component outcomes, and not worse for any. Herein applications are described to a simultaneous test for multiple differences in means, proportions or life-times, and combinations thereof, all on potentially different scales. The evaluation of sample size and power for such analyses is also described. For a test of means of two outcomes with a common unit variance and correlation 0.5, the sample size needed to provide 90% power for two separate one-sided tests at the 0.025 level is 64% greater than that needed for the single Wei-Lachin multivariate one-directional test at the 0.05 level. Thus, a Wei-Lachin test with these operating characteristics is 39% more efficient than two separate tests. Likewise, compared to a T2-like omnibus test on 2 df, the Wei-Lachin test is 32% more efficient. An example is provided in which the Wei-Lachin test of multiple components has superior power to a test of a composite outcome. PMID:25329662

  14. Modified Jiu Wei Qiang Huo decoction improves dysfunctional metabolomics in influenza A pneumonia-infected mice.

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    Chen, Lijuan; Fan, Jiajun; Li, Yubin; Shi, Xunlong; Ju, Dianwen; Yan, Qianlin; Yan, Xin; Han, Lei; Zhu, Haiyan

    2014-04-01

    In order to study the effective mechanism of a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), modified Jiu Wei Qiang Huo decoction (MJWQH), against H1N1-induced pneumonia in mice, we chose a holistic approach. A reverse-phase liquid chromatography with quadruple time-of-flight mass spectrometry (LC-Q-TOF-MS) was developed to determine metabolomic biomarkers in mouse serum for the MJWQH effects. Thirteen biomarkers of H1N1-induced pneumonia in mice serum were identified, which comprised l-valine, lauroylcarnitine, palmitoyl-l-carnitine, l-ornithine, uric acid, taurine, O-succinyl-l-homoserine, l-leucine, l-phenylalanine, PGF2?, 20-ethyl-PGE2, arachidonic acid, and glycerophospho-N-arachidonoyl ethanolamine. Among them, metabolites of amino acids, fatty acids and arachidonic acid had the most relevant changes in mice with H1N1-induced pneumonia. MJWQH effectively improved weight loss, lung index, biomarkers and inflammatory mediators such as prostaglandin E2 and phospholipase A2 in the infected mice. Importantly, MJWQH reversed the elevated biomarkers to the control levels from the infection, which provided a systematic view and a theoretical basis for its prevention or treatment. The results suggest that the protective effect of MJWQH against H1N1-induced pneumonia is possibly through regulation of pathways for amino acid, fatty acid and arachidonic acid metabolism. They also suggest that the LC-MS-based metabolomic strategy is a powerful tool for elucidation of the mechanisms of TCM. PMID:24132661

  15. Spatio-Temporal Changes in Potential Evaporation Based on Entropy Across the Wei River Basin

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    Huang, S.; Wang, Y.

    2014-12-01

    The distribution of potential evaporation is highly unstable due to complex human activities and climate changes. Therefore, it is of great significance for further understanding hydrological cycle to estimate potential evaporation distribution. Reasonable regionalization of potential evaporation will help to improve the efficiency of irrigation and increase the ability of drought relief, which is of great importance to irrigation planning and management. Hence, the spatio-temporal changes in potential evaporation distribution at monthly and annual scales are investigated based on the modified Mann-Kendall trend test method and the entropy theory in the Wei River Basin. A nonparametric method as an attractive alternative to empirical and parametric approaches is proposed to calculate the univariate and bivariate probability distribution of potential evaporation. The directional information transfer index (DITI) is employed to estimate the similarity among the meteorological stations, and the k-means cluster analysis is used to classify the meteorological stations into several distribution zones with distinct features. Based on the monthly potential evaporation from 1960 to 2008 at 21 meteorological stations, the basin is ultimately classified into 8 zones with their own distinct spatio-temporal distribution features. In view of the distinct spatio-temporal distribution features, the DITI-based model combined with the nonparametric probability estimation method and the k-means cluster analysis offers a more precise classification of potential evaporation distribution zones.

  16. Scalable replica-exchange framework for Wang Landau sampling

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    Vogel, Thomas [University of Georgia, Athens, GA; Li, Ying Wai [ORNL; Wuest, Thomas [Swiss Federal Research Institute, Switzerland; Landau, David P [University of Georgia, Athens, GA

    2014-01-01

    We investigate a generic, parallel replica-exchange framework for Monte Carlo simulations based on the Wang Landau method. To demonstrate its advantages and general applicability for massively parallel simulations of complex systems, we apply it to lattice spin models, the self-assembly process in amphiphilic solutions, and the adsorption of molecules on surfaces. While of general, current interest, the latter phenomena are challenging to study computationally because of multiple structural transitions occurring over a broad temperature range. We show how the parallel framework facilitates simulations of such processes and, without any loss of accuracy or precision, gives a significant speedup and allows for the study of much larger systems and much wider temperature ranges than possible with single-walker methods.

  17. Immune-Modulatory Effects of Bu-Zhong-Yi-Qi-Tang in Ovalbumin-Induced Murine Model of Allergic Asthma

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    Yang, Sien-Hung; Kao, Ting-I; Chiang, Bor-Luen; Chen, Hsing-Yu; Chen, Kuang-Hua; Chen, Jiun-Liang

    2015-01-01

    Background Bu-zhong-yi-qi-tang (BZYQT), an herbal formula of traditional Chinese medicine, has been an effective regimen of allergic diseases for nearly 800 years. Our previous report has demonstrated its anti-inflammatory effects in patients with perennial allergic rhinitis, and the aim of this study is to investigate the anti-asthmatic effect of BZYQT. Methods Female BALB/cByJNarl mice were sensitized with normal saline (control group) or OVA. Mice sensitized by OVA were fed with distilled water (OVA group), oral 0.5 g/Kg (low-dose group) or 1 g/Kg (high-dose group) of BZYQT solution once daily on days 36-40 besides their routine diet. Airway hyper-responsiveness (AHR), eosinophil infiltration, levels of cytokines and total immunoglobulin E (IgE) in broncho-alveolar lavage fluid (BALF) were determined. The lungs and tracheas were removed, and histopathologic examination was subsequently performed. Results AHR was significantly reduced in both low- and high-dose BZYQT groups compared with the OVA group after inhalation of the highest dose of methacholine (50 mg/ml). The levels of eotaxin, Th2-related cytokines (IL-4, IL-5, IL-13), IgE, and eosinophil infiltration in BALF were significantly decreased in both BZYQT groups compared with the OVA group. Histopathologic examination revealed that eosinophil infiltration of the lung and trachea tissues was remarkably attenuated in both BZYQT groups. Conclusions Oral administration of BZYQT solution may exert anti-asthmatic effect by relieving AHR in OVA-sensitized mice, which is compatible with our clinical experience. Although detailed mechanism is to be determined, we surmise that it may be correlated with the immune-modulatory effects of inhibiting Th2 responses on the basis of our limited results. PMID:26035827

  18. Activity-dependent branching ratios in stocks, solar x-ray flux, and the Bak-Tang-Wiesenfeld sandpile model.

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    Martin, Elliot; Shreim, Amer; Paczuski, Maya

    2010-01-01

    We define an activity-dependent branching ratio that allows comparison of different time series X(t). The branching ratio b(x) is defined as b(x)=E[xi(x)/x]. The random variable xi(x) is the value of the next signal given that the previous one is equal to x, so xi(x)=[X(t+1) | X(t)=x]. If b(x)>1, the process is on average supercritical when the signal is equal to x, while if b(x)<1, it is subcritical. For stock prices we find b(x)=1 within statistical uncertainty, for all x, consistent with an "efficient market hypothesis." For stock volumes, solar x-ray flux intensities, and the Bak-Tang-Wiesenfeld (BTW) sandpile model, b(x) is supercritical for small values of activity and subcritical for the largest ones, indicating a tendency to return to a typical value. For stock volumes this tendency has an approximate power-law behavior. For solar x-ray flux and the BTW model, there is a broad regime of activity where b(x) approximately equal 1, which we interpret as an indicator of critical behavior. This is true despite different underlying probability distributions for X(t) and for xi(x). For the BTW model the distribution of xi(x) is Gaussian, for x sufficiently larger than 1, and its variance grows linearly with x. Hence, the activity in the BTW model obeys a central limit theorem when sampling over past histories. The broad region of activity where b(x) is close to one disappears once bulk dissipation is introduced in the BTW model-supporting our hypothesis that it is an indicator of criticality. PMID:20365434

  19. Lactobacillus fermentation enhances the inhibitory effect of Hwangryun-haedok-tang in an ovariectomy-induced bone loss

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    2013-01-01

    Background Hwangryun-haedok-tang (HRT) is traditional herbal medicine used to treat inflammatory-related diseases in Asia. However, its effect on osteoclastogenesis and bone loss is still unknown. In this study, we evaluated the effect of HRT and its fermented product (fHRT) on the receptor activator for the nuclear factor-?B ligand-induced osteoclastogenesis using murine bone marrow-derived macrophages and postmenopausal bone loss using an ovariectomy (OVX) rat model. Methods Tartrate resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP) staining was employed to evaluate osteoclast formation. mRNA level of transcription factor and protein levels of signaling molecules were determined by real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction and Western blot analysis, respectively. Effect of HRT or fHRT on OVX-induced bone loss was evaluated using OVX rats orally administered HRT, or fHRT with 300 mg/kg for 12 weeks. Micro-CT analysis of femora was performed to analyze bone parameter. Results HRT or fHRT treatment significantly decreased TRAP activity and the number of TRAP positive multinuclear cells on osteoclastogenesis. Interestingly, these inhibitory effects of HRT were enhanced by fermentation. Furthermore, fHRT significantly inhibited mRNA and protein expression of nuclear factor of activated T cells cytoplasmic 1, which leads to down-regulation of NFATc1-regulated mRNA expressions such as TRAP, the d2 isoform of vacuolar ATPase V(0) domain, and cathepsin K. Administration of fHRT significantly inhibited the decrease of bone mineral density, and improved bone parameter of femora more than that of HRT and vehicle in OVX rats. Conclusions This study demonstrated that lactic bacterial fermentation fortifies the inhibitory effect of HRT on osteoclastogenesis and bone loss. These results suggest that fermented HRT might have the beneficial potential on osteoporosis by inhibiting osteoclastogenesis. PMID:23680047

  20. Efficient preparation of Hangekobokuto (Banxia-Houpo-Tang) decoction by adding perilla herb before decoction is finished.

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    Sumino, Megumi; Saito, Yuko; Ikegami, Fumio; Hirasaki, Yoshiro; Namiki, Takao

    2012-12-01

    Hangekobokuto (banxia-houpo-tang) is a Kampo (traditional Japanese) medicine used mostly for anxiety disorder and consists of Pinellia Tuber, Poria Sclerotium, Magnolia Bark, Perilla Herb and Ginger. Perilla Herb contains an essential oil rich in perillaldehyde, which has a pleasant flavor, but this is easily lost due to heating. We therefore investigated how the major constituents of hangekobokuto, namely perillaldehyde, rosmarinic acid, magnolol and [6]-gingerol, varied with time during decoction and approached an optimal condition for decoction. Rosmarinic acid at 15 min after boiling, and magnolol and [6]-gingerol at 30 min were mostly extracted, while 0.09 mg of perillaldehyde remained at 15 min, but was not detected at 30 min. From these results, a decoction was prepared by adding Perilla Herb 1, 2, 5 and 10 min prior to the termination time of decoction at 30 min. When Perilla Herb was added 1 min beforehand, perillaldehyde was abundant (1.58 mg) and the amount of rosmarinic acid was already the same as that in the conventional decoction at 30 min, but the amount of total extract was inadequate. When Perilla Herb was added 5 min beforehand, perillaldehyde remained to some extent (0.61 mg) and rosmarinic acid was significantly increased compared with that in the conventional decoction at 30 min. From these results, we can conclude that the decoction should be prepared by boiling for not more than 30 min and, if possible, Perilla Herb should be added 5 min prior to the termination time. Considering the antidepressant-like activity of perillaldehyde and rosmarinic acid, the suggested method will not only achieve better treatment for anxiety, but also provide an effective use of crude drugs in the resource-limited environment. PMID:23413567

  1. 97:1221-1235, 2007. First published Nov 15, 2006; doi:10.1152/jn.00448.2006J Neurophysiol Zhiyi Chi, Wei Wu, Zach Haga, Nicholas G. Hatsopoulos and Daniel Margoliash

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    Wu, Wei

    , Wei Wu, Zach Haga, Nicholas G. Hatsopoulos and Daniel Margoliash Linear Convolution and Dynamic Time,4 Wei Wu,2 Zach Haga,3 Nicholas G. Hatsopoulos,3 and Daniel Margoliash3 1 Department of Statistics, Illinois Submitted 28 April 2006; accepted in final form 15 November 2006 Chi Z, Wu W, Haga Z, Hatsopoulos

  2. An interdisciplinary approach to investigate the etiology of lung cancer in Xuan Wei, China: A study on mutagenicity, carcinogenicity, and human lung cancer risk from indoor exposure to combustion emissions

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    J. Mumford; R. Chapman; D. Harris; X. He; X. Lee; S. Cao

    2008-01-01

    This paper reports studies of chemical, physical, and toxicological characteristics of indoor air from Xuan Wei homes and links results to human lung chance. Indoor air particles (PMââ) were collected during cooking from Xuan Wei homes in two communes with high and low lung cancer mortality rates and where smoky coal, smokeless coal, and wood were used. The results showed

  3. Optimal control of robot behaviour using language Xi Wang, Asok Ray*, Peter Lee and Jinbo Fu

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    Ray, Asok

    . Vehicle Autonomous Systems, Vol. 2, Nos. 3/4, pp. 147±167. Biographical notes: Xi Wang received a Ph of IEEE, a Fellow of ASME, and an Associate Fellow of AIAA. Int. J. Vehicle Autonomous Systems, Vol. 2

  4. Wireless Video Multicast in Tactical Environments Ozgu Alay, Kyle Guan , Yao Wang , Elza Erkip ,

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    Panwar, Shivendra S.

    Wireless Video Multicast in Tactical Environments ¨Ozg¨u Alay, Kyle Guan , Yao Wang , Elza Erkip of NYU, Brooklyn, NY BAE Systems, Wayne, NJ E-mails: ozgu@vision.poly.edu, kyle.guan@baesystems.com, {yao

  5. Skeleton Based 3D Computer Aided Detection of Colonic Polyps Zigang Wang1

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    Skeleton Based 3D Computer Aided Detection of Colonic Polyps Zigang Wang1 , Lihong Li, Xiang Li, Zhengrong Liang, and Donald Harrington Department of Radiology, State University of New York, Stony Brook

  6. Data Partitioning for Reconfigurable Architectures with Distributed Block RAM Wenrui Gong Gang Wang Ryan Kastner

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    Sherwood, Tim

    Data Partitioning for Reconfigurable Architectures with Distributed Block RAM Wenrui Gong Gang Wang {gong, wanggang, kastner}@ece.ucsb.edu Abstract Modern, high performance reconfigurable architectures Introduction Reconfigurable systems are a novel computing para- digm, which allow different tradeoffs between

  7. A solution method to the problem proposed by Wang in voting systems

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    Wang, Ningshen; Yi, Ronghua; Liu, Dian

    2008-11-01

    This paper proposes a method to rank multiple efficient candidates, which often happens in DEA method, by comparing the least relative total scores for each efficient candidate with the best and the least relative total scores measured in the same range. By a numerical example, our model is used to identify efficient candidate and the model can get less efficient candidates too than that can be identified by the model given by Wang and Chin [Y.M. Wang, K.S. Chin, Discriminating DEA efficient candidates by considering their least relative total scores, J. Comput. Appl. Math. 206 (2007) 209-215]. This paper also points out that there is a drawback in the theorem about [epsilon] given by Wang and Chin [Y.M. Wang, K.S. Chin, Discriminating DEA efficient candidates by considering their least relative total scores, J. Comput. Appl. Math. 206 (2007) 209-215].

  8. A Simple Model for Cloud Radiative Properties 1 Weijie Wang and Jun Liu 3

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    Russell, Lynn

    are largely composed of liquid water or ice. The microphysical properties 11 radiative properties of droplets with different effective radius and liquid water path 1 A Simple Model for Cloud Radiative Properties 1 2 Weijie Wang

  9. Hydrologic responses to earthquakes and a general metric CHI-YUEN WANG AND MICHAEL MANGA

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    Manga, Michael

    Hydrologic responses to earthquakes and a general metric CHI-YUEN WANG AND MICHAEL MANGA Department.g., Montgomery & Manga 2003). It is not unexpected that earthquakes can cause hydrologic changes because

  10. Parallel H-Tree Based Data Cubing on Graphics Processors Baoyuan Wang

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    Yu, Yizhou

    Parallel H-Tree Based Data Cubing on Graphics Processors Baoyuan Wang Yizhou Yu Abstract Graphics@gmail.com Yizhou Yu is with Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

  11. Absorption and translocation of zinc in pecan trees [Carya illinoensis (Wang.) K. Koch] 

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    Wadsworth, Grady Lynn

    1970-01-01

    ABSORPTION AND TRANSLOCATION OF ZINC IN PECAN TREES CARYA ILLINOENSIS (WANG. ) K. KOCH A Thesis by GRADY LYNN WADSWORTH Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1970 Major Subject: Horticulture ABSORPTION AND TRANSLOCATION OF ZINC IN PECAN TREES CARYA ILLINOENSIS (WANG. ) K. KOCH A Thesis by GRADY LYNN WADSWORTH Approved as to style and content by; arrman o ommrttee ea o epartment...

  12. A new paradigm for petascale Monte Carlo simulation: Replica exchange Wang Landau sampling

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    Li, Ying Wai [ORNL] [ORNL; Vogel, Thomas [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)] [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Wuest, Thomas [Swiss Federal Research Institute, Switzerland] [Swiss Federal Research Institute, Switzerland; Landau, David P [University of Georgia, Athens, GA] [University of Georgia, Athens, GA

    2014-01-01

    We introduce a generic, parallel Wang Landau method that is naturally suited to implementation on massively parallel, petaflop supercomputers. The approach introduces a replica-exchange framework in which densities of states for overlapping sub-windows in energy space are determined iteratively by traditional Wang Landau sampling. The advantages and general applicability of the method are demonstrated for several distinct systems that possess discrete or continuous degrees of freedom, including those with complex free energy landscapes and topological constraints.

  13. Rejuvenation of a mature pecan (Carya illinoensis (Wang) K. Koch) orchard 

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    Managan, Penny Kay

    1984-01-01

    Major Subject: Horticulture REJUVENATION OF A MATURE PECAN (CARYA ILLINOENSIS (WANG) K. KOCH) ORCHARD A Thesis by PENNY KAY MANAGAN Approved as to style and content by J. Benton Storey (Chairman of Comm ) rant Vest (Head of Department) J. Dan...REJUVENATION OF A MATURE PECAN (CARTA ILLINOENSIS (WANG) K. KOCH) ORCHARD A Thesis by Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1984...

  14. Elucidating Pharmacological Mechanisms of Natural Medicines by Biclustering Analysis of the Gene Expression Profile: A Case Study on Curcumin and Si-Wu-Tang

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    Quan, Yuan; Li, Bin; Sun, You-Min; Zhang, Hong-Yu

    2014-01-01

    Natural medicines have attracted wide attention in recent years. It is of great significance to clarify the pharmacological mechanisms of natural medicines. In prior studies, we established a method for elucidating pharmacological mechanisms of natural products contained in connectivity map (cMap), in terms of module profiles of gene expression in chemical treatments. In this study, we explore whether this methodology is applicable to dissecting the pharmacological mechanisms of natural medicines beyond the agents contained in cMap. First, the gene expression profiles of curcumin (a typical isolated natural medicine) and Si-Wu-Tang (a classic traditional Chinese medicine formula) treatments were merged with those of cMap-derived 1309 agents, respectively. Then, a biclustering analysis was performed using FABIA method to identify gene modules. The biological functions of gene modules provide preliminary insights into pharmacological mechanisms of both natural medicines. The module profile can be characterized by a binary vector, which allowed us to compare the expression profiles of natural medicines with those of cMap-derived agents. Accordingly, we predicted a series of pharmacological effects for curcumin and Si-Wu-Tang by the indications of cMap-covered drugs. Most predictions were supported by experimental observations, suggesting the potential use of this method in natural medicine dissection. PMID:25551600

  15. A new framework to evaluate ecosystem health: a case study in the Wei River basin, China.

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    Wu, Wei; Xu, Zongxue; Zhan, Chesheng; Yin, Xuwang; Yu, Songyan

    2015-07-01

    Due to the rapid growth of the population and the development of economies in the Guanzhong district, central China, the river ecosystem is gradually deteriorating, which makes it important to assess the aquatic ecosystem health and take measures to restore the damaged ecosystem. An index of catchment ecosystem health has been developed to assist large-scale management of watersheds by providing an integrated measure of ecosystem health, including aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem. Most researches focus on aquatic ecosystem or terrestrial ecosystem, but little research integrates both of them to assess the catchment ecosystem health. In this paper, we combine these two aspects into catchment ecosystem health. Ecosystem indicators derived from field samples and modeling are identified to integrate into ecosystem health. These included indicators of ecological landscape pattern (based on normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI), vegetation cover, dominance index, Shannon's diversity index, Shannon's evenness index, and fragmentation index), hydrology regime (based on 33 hydrological parameters), physical form condition (based on substrate, habitat complexity, velocity/depth regimes, bank stability, channel alteration), water quality (based on electrical conductivity (Cond), dissolved oxygen (DO), NH3_N, total nitrogen (TN), total phosphorus (TP), chemical oxygen demand-permanganate (CODMn)), and biological quality (based on fish abundance). The index of ecosystem health is applied in the Guanzhong district, and the ecosystem health was fair. The ecosystem health in the upstream to Linjiacun (U-L) and Linjiacun to Weijiabao (L-W) reaches was in good situation, while that in Weijiabao to Xianyang (W-X), Xianyang-Weijiabao (X-W), and Weijiabao to Tongguan (W-T) reaches was in fair situation. There is a trend that the ecosystem health in the upstream was better than that in the downstream. The ecosystem health assessment is expected to play a key role in future water and watershed management of the Wei River basin, or even the Yellow River basin. PMID:26108745

  16. Traditional Chinese medicinal formula Si-Wu-Tang prevents oxidative damage by activating Nrf2-mediated detoxifying/antioxidant genes

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    2014-01-01

    Background Induction of Nrf2-mediated detoxifying/antioxidant genes has been recognized as an effective strategy for cancer chemoprevention. Si-Wu-Tang (SWT), comprising the combination of four herbs, Paeoniae, Angelicae, Chuanxiong and Rehmanniae, is one of the most popular traditional oriental medicines for women’s diseases. The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of SWT on Nrf2 pathway in vitro and in vivo and to identify the active component(s). Results Cell viability and apoptosis were analyzed in the non-cancerous breast epithelial cell line MCF-10A after H2O2 treatment in the presence or absence of SWT using the Sulphorhodamine B assay, Annexin-V/Propidium iodide staining and flow cytometry. SWT strongly reduced H2O2 -induced cytotoxicity and apoptosis in MCF-10A cells. Expression of Nrf2 and Nrf2-regulated genes HMOX1 (heme oxygenase 1) and SLC7A11 (xCT) was evaluated by quantitative RT-PCR, Western Blot and immunocytochemistry. SWT strongly induced Nrf2-regulated genes at mRNA and protein levels and increased the nuclear translocation of Nrf2 in MCF-10A cells. The in vivo pharmacodynamic effect of SWT was evaluated in healthy female Sprague–Dawley rats. Short-term oral administration of SWT (1,000 mg/kg per day for six consecutive days) to rats resulted in an increased expression of Nrf2-regulated genes Hmox1 and Slc7A11 in the liver detected by quantitative RT-PCR. Among nine compounds that have been identified previously in the SWT products, z-liguistilide was discovered as the main component responsible for the effect of Nrf2 activation using the antioxidant response element-luciferase reporter gene assay. Z-liguistilide was confirmed with a high potency to induce Nrf2-regulated genes and Nrf2 nuclear translocation. Conclusions Our results demonstrated that SWT and its component z-liguistilide are able to activate the Nrf2 pathway in non-cancerous cells and organs in vitro and in vivo, suggesting that SWT might be an orally effective and nontoxic agent for cancer chemoprevention. PMID:24507416

  17. Protective effect of Sam-Hwang-Sa-Sim-Tang against hepatic steatosis in mice fed a high-cholesterol diet

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    2013-01-01

    Background Sam-Hwang-Sa-Sim-Tang (SHSST) is a traditional Oriental medication that has been commonly used in Korea for the treatment of hypertension, insomnia, and chest pain. In addition, some studies reported that administration of SHSST results suppression of hyperlipidemia in rats or lowering lipid plasma level such as total cholesterol (TC). Those results made us find and demonstrate positive effect of SHSST much more. The aim of the current study was to examine whether SHSST exerts an effect against hepatic steatosis and two type of SHSST has different efficacy on liver steatosis. Methods Total 40 mice were divided randomly and equally into 4 groups: a normal diet (CON) group, high-cholesterol diet (HC) group, and treatment groups fed a high-cholesterol diet (HCD) with a 30% or 80% ethanol extract of SHSST (SHSST-L and SHSST-H, respectively). The HCD was given for 9 weeks. The SHSST-treated groups were orally administered SHSST at a dose of 150 mg/kg, whereas the other groups received physiological saline. Results SHSST administration to mice resulted in a decline in serum levels of total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein. Histological examination showed that lipid droplets were smaller in the SHSST-treated group than in the HC group. At the protein level, expression of sterol regulatory element-binding protein 2 (SREBP-2) was suppressed by SHSST. In addition, the mRNA expression of cholesterol metabolism-related molecules such as SREBP-2, liver X receptor (LXR), low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR), and 3-hydroxy-3methylglutary-CoA (HMG-CoA) was also suppressed in SHSST-treated groups in the liver. In the aorta tissue, SHSST decreased the expression of tumor necrosis factor-? (TNF-?), interleukin-6 (IL-6), intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1), vascular cell adhesion molecule-1(VCAM-1), transforming growth factor (TGF)-?1, and fibronectin. Conclusions The present study indicates that SHSST protects against liver steatosis and protects vessels against inflammation arising from excessive ingestion of cholesterol. These findings may also suggest that SHSST could be used as an adjuvant remedy for protection against liver steatosis. PMID:24364887

  18. Tensile Plasticity in Metallic Glasses with Pronounced Relaxations H. B. Yu, X. Shen, Z. Wang, L. Gu, W. H. Wang, and H. Y. Bai*

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    Wang, Wei Hua

    Tensile Plasticity in Metallic Glasses with Pronounced #12; Relaxations H. B. Yu, X. Shen, Z. Wang plasticity achieved in a La-based metallic glass which possesses strong #12; relaxations and nanoscale of the structural units of plastic deformations and global plasticity, and the transition from brittle to ductile

  19. Applying the Wang-Landau algorithm to lattice gauge theory

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    Bringoltz, Barak; Sharpe, Stephen R. [Department of Physics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195-1560 (United States)

    2008-10-01

    We implement the Wang-Landau algorithm in the context of SU(N) lattice gauge theories. We study the quenched, reduced version of the lattice theory and calculate its density of states for N=20, 30, 40, 50. We introduce a variant of the original algorithm in which the weight function used in the update does not asymptote to a fixed function, but rather continues to have small fluctuations that enhance tunneling. We formulate a method to evaluate the errors in the density of states, and use the result to calculate the dependence of the average action density and the specific heat on the 't Hooft coupling {lambda}. This allows us to locate the coupling {lambda}{sub t} at which a strongly first-order transition occurs in the system. For N=20 and 30 we compare our results with those obtained using Ferrenberg-Swendsen multihistogram reweighting and find agreement with errors of 0.2% or less. Extrapolating our results to N={infinity}, we find ({lambda}{sub t}){sup -1}=0.3148(2). We remark on the significance of this result for the validity of quenched large-N reduction of SU(N) lattice gauge theories.

  20. Enhanced Wang Landau Sampling of Adsorbed Protein Conformations

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    Radhakrishna, Mithun; Sharma, Sumit; Kumar, Sanat K.

    2012-02-01

    Using computer simulations to model the folding of proteins into their native states is computationally expensive due to the extraordinarily low degeneracy of the ground state. In this paper, we develop an efficient way to sample these folded conformations using Wang Landau sampling coupled with the configurational bias method (which uses an unphysical ``temperature'' which is between the collapse and folding transition of the protein). This method speeds-up the folding process by roughly an order of magnitude over existing algorithms. We apply this method to study the adsorption of HP protein fragments on a hydrophobic surface, a model which is a close analog of one presented recently by Shea and coworkers. We are able to readily capture the fact that these fragments, which are unstructured in the bulk, acquire secondary structure upon adsorption onto a strong hydrophobic surface. Apparently, the presence of a hydrophobic surface allows these random coil fragments to fold by providing hydrophobic contacts that were lost in protein fragmentation.

  1. Quantitative contribution of climate change and human activities to runoff changes in the Wei River basin, China

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    Zhan, C. S.; Jiang, S. S.; Sun, F. B.; Jia, Y. W.; Niu, C. W.; Yue, W. F.

    2014-08-01

    Surface runoff from the Wei River basin, the largest tributary of the Yellow River in China, has dramatically decreased over last 51 years from 1958 to 2008. Climate change and human activities have been identified as the two main reasons for the decrease in runoff. The study period is split into two sub-periods (1958-1989 and 1990-2008) using the Mann-Kendall jump test. This study develops an improved climate elasticity method based on the original climate elasticity method, and conducts a quantitative assessment of the impact of climate change and human activities on the runoff decrease in the Wei River basin. The results from the original climate elasticity method show that climatic impacts contribute 37-40% to the decrease in runoff, while human impacts contribute 60-63%. In contrast, the results from the improved climate elasticity method yield a climatic contribution to runoff decrease of 22-29% and a human contribution of 71-78%. A discussion of the simulation reliability and uncertainty concludes that the improved climate elasticity method has a better mechanism and can provide more reasonable results.

  2. Indoor air exposure to coal and wood combustion emissions associated with a high lung cancer rate in Xuan Wei, China

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    Mumford, J.L.; Chapman, R.S.; Harris, D.B.; He, X.Z.; Cac, S.R.

    1989-01-01

    Residents of Xuan Wei County in China have unusually high lung cancer mortality that cannot be attributed to tobacco use or occupational exposure. They are exposed to smoke from unvented, open pit coal or wood fires (often used for cooking and heating). The variation in lung cancer rates among communes within the county suggests that indoor combustion of smoky coal may be the prime determinant of lung cancer. To characterize the air in Xuan Wei homes, samples of the air particles and semivolatile organic compounds were collected from homes located in two communes; one commune has a high rate of lung cancer, and the other has a low rate. Samples collected in the commune where the lung cancer rate is high and where smoky coal is the predominant fuel contained high concentrations of small particles with high organic content; organic extracts of these samples were mutagenic. Samples from homes in the wood-burning commune, which has a low rate of lung cancer, consisted mostly of larger particles of lower organic content and mutagenicity. The smoky coal sample was a mouse skin carcinogen and was a more potent initiator of skin tumors in comparison to the wood or smokeless coal sample.

  3. Indoor air exposure to coal and wood combustion emissions associated with a high lung cancer rate in Xuan Wei, China

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    Mumford, J.L.; Chapman, R.S.; Harris, D.B. (Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC (USA)); He, X.Z.; Cao, S.R.; Xian, Y.L.; Li, X.M. (Institute of Environmental Health and Engineering, Beijing (China))

    1989-01-01

    Residents of Xuan Wei County in China have unusually high lung cancer mortality that cannot be attributed to tobacco use or occupational exposure. They are exposed to smoke from unvented, open pit coal or wood fires (often used for cooking and heating). The variation in lung cancer rates among communes within the county suggests that indoor combustion of smoky coal may be the prime determinant of lung cancer. To characterize the air in Xuan Wei homes, samples of air particles and semivolatile organic compounds were collected from homes located in two communes; one commune has a high rate of lung cancer, and the other has a low rate. Samples collected in the commune where the lung cancer rate is high and where smoky coal is the predominant fuel contained high concentrations of small particles with high organic content; organic extracts of these samples were mutagenic. Samples from homes in the wood-burning commune, which has a low rate of lung cancer, consisted mostly of larger particles of lower organic content and mutagenicity. The smoky coal sample was a mouse skin carcinogen and was a more potent initiator of skin tumors in comparison to the wood or smokeless coal sample.

  4. ACCURATE DISTORTION MEASUREMENT FOR B-SPLINE-BASED SHAPE CODING Zhongyuan Lai, Zhen Zuo, Zhe Wang, Zhijun Yao, and Wenyu Liu

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    ACCURATE DISTORTION MEASUREMENT FOR B-SPLINE-BASED SHAPE CODING Zhongyuan Lai, Zhen Zuo, Zhe Wang. The corresponding author is Wenyu Liu. Authors' E-mail: {laizhy, zzhen1990, twolucky.wang, alexyau78}@gmail

  5. Take This Personally: Pollution Attacks on Personalized Services Xinyu Xing, Wei Meng, Dan Doozan, Alex C. Snoeren, Nick Feamster, and Wenke Lee

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    Snoeren, Alex

    Take This Personally: Pollution Attacks on Personalized Services Xinyu Xing, Wei Meng, Dan Doozan against three popular Web services, we high- light a new class of vulnerability that allows an attacker a pollution attack, that allows third parties to alter the customized content the services return to users who

  6. Modeling and Analysis of 2D Service Differentiation on e-Commerce Servers Xiaobo Zhou, Jianbin Wei, and Cheng-Zhong Xu

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    Xu, Cheng-Zhong

    Modeling and Analysis of 2D Service Differentiation on e-Commerce Servers Xiaobo Zhou, Jianbin Wei, and Cheng-Zhong Xu Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 48202 Abstract-- A scalable e-Commerce server relative to its service time. We introduce service slowdown as a QoS metric of e-Commerce servers

  7. Plasmonic Bowtie Nanolaser Arrays Jae Yong Suh1, Chul Hoon Kim1,3, Wei Zhou2, Mark D. Huntington2

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    Shahriar, Selim

    MRSEC Plasmonic Bowtie Nanolaser Arrays Jae Yong Suh1, Chul Hoon Kim1,3, Wei Zhou2, Mark DDepartment of Materials Science and Engineering, and 3Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research (ANSER volume, within the bowtie gap produced laser oscillations at the localized surface plasmon resonance gap

  8. TRANSVERSE BEAM BREAK-UP STUDY OF SNS SC LINAC* and J. Wei, SNS/ORNL, P.O.Box 2008, Oak Ridge, TN37830, USA

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    TRANSVERSE BEAM BREAK-UP STUDY OF SNS SC LINAC* D. Jeon and J. Wei, SNS/ORNL, P.O.Box 2008, Oak, --------------------------------------------------------------------- *Work supported by the DOE, under contract No. DE-AC05- 00OR22725 with UT-Batelle, LLC for ORNL jeond@ornl

  9. Distributed Newton Method for Regularized Logistic Regression Yong Zhuang, Wei-Sheng Chin, Yu-Chin Juan, and Chih-Jen Lin

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    Lin, Chih-Jen

    Distributed Newton Method for Regularized Logistic Regression Yong Zhuang, Wei-Sheng Chin, Yu much. In this work, we propose a distributed Newton method for training logistic regression. Many distributed training algorithm for large-scale logistic regression. Logistic regression is a binary classifier

  10. Volume Illustration of Muscle from Diffusion Tensor Images Wei Chen, Member, IEEE, Zhicheng Yan, Student Member, IEEE, Song Zhang, Member, IEEE,

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    Chen, Wei

    Volume Illustration of Muscle from Diffusion Tensor Images Wei Chen, Member, IEEE, Zhicheng Yan details. Current solutions are ineffective for visualizing fibrous structures such as muscle, because typical datasets (CT or MRI) do not contain directional details. In this paper, we introduce a new muscle

  11. Three-photon absorption in ZnO and ZnS Jun He, Yingli Qu, Heping Li, Jun Mi, and Wei Ji*

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    Wei, Ji

    Three-photon absorption in ZnO and ZnS crystals Jun He, Yingli Qu, Heping Li, Jun Mi, and Wei Ji. The Z-scan measurements are recorded for both ZnO and ZnS with femtosecond laser pulses. While that ZnO and ZnS should be a promising candidate for optical switching applications at telecommunication

  12. HUMAN EXPOSURE AND DOSIMETRY OF POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS IN URINE FROM XUAN WEI, CHINA WITH HIGH LUNG CANCER MORTALITY ASSOCIATED WITH EXPOSURE TO UNVENTED COAL SMOKE

    EPA Science Inventory

    Lung cancer mortality rate in Xuan Wei (XW) county, China is 5 times the China national average; women's rate is China's highest. W residents have been exposed to unvented coal or wood smoke during cooling or heating in homes. his study investigated indoor air exposure and dosime...

  13. DNA ADDUCTS AS BIOMARKERS FOR ASSESSING EXPOSURE TO POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS IN TISSUES FROM XUAN WEI WOMEN WITH HIGH EXPOSURE TO COAL COMBUSTION

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    The high lung cancer raze in Xuan Wei, China, is associated with smoky coal use in unvented homes. moky coal combustion emits higher levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) than wood combustion. his study used DNA adducts as a biomarker for human exposure to PAH from com...

  14. Spectrum Prediction in Cognitive Radio Networks Xiaoshuang Xing1,Tao Jing1,Wei Cheng2 Yan Huo1, Xiuzhen Cheng3

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    Cheng, Xiuzhen "Susan"

    Spectrum Prediction in Cognitive Radio Networks Xiaoshuang Xing1,Tao Jing1,Wei Cheng2 Yan Huo1}@bjtu.edu.cn, wcheng@cs.uml.edu, yhuo@bjtu.edu.cn, cheng@gwu.edu Abstract--Spectrum sensing, spectrum decision, spectrum sharing, and spectrum mobility are four major functions of cognitive radio (CR) systems. Spectrum

  15. Characterization of a Fully Depleted CCD on High Resistivity Silicon R. J. Stover a , M. Wei a , Y. Lee a , D. K. Gilmore a

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    for these devices is approximately 10,000 W­cm float­zone refined n­type silicon, in 300 µm thick wafers. AfterCharacterization of a Fully Depleted CCD on High Resistivity Silicon R. J. Stover a , M. Wei a , Y of California, Berkeley ABSTRACT Most scientific CCD imagers are fabricated on 30­50 W­cm epitaxial silicon

  16. Superelasticity in TiNi Alloys and Its Applications in Smart Systems Wei Cai, Yufeng Zheng, Xianglong Meng and Liancheng Zhao

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    Zheng, Yufeng

    Superelasticity in TiNi Alloys and Its Applications in Smart Systems Wei Cai, Yufeng Zheng and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China, weicai@hit.edu.cn Keywords: TiNi alloy of TiNi alloy, which has been widely used in the smart systems of many fields, such as aerospace

  17. MOUSE SKIN TUMORIGENICITY STUDIES OF INDOOR COAL AND WOOD COMBUSTION EMISSIONS FROM HOMES OF RESIDENTS IN XUAN WEI, CHINA WITH HIGH LUNG CANCER MORTALITY

    EPA Science Inventory

    The rural Xuan Wei County, Yunnan Province, China, has an unusually high lung cancer mortality rate that cannot be attributed to tobacco smoke or occupational exposure. he lung cancer rate is associated with "smoky" coal, in contrast to wood or "smokeless" coal burned in unventil...

  18. Stress oscillations and surface alloy formation during the growth of FeMn on Cu,,001... Wei Pan,1,2

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    Lin, Minn-Tsong

    Stress oscillations and surface alloy formation during the growth of FeMn on Cu,,001... Wei Pan,1 during the deposition of FeMn on Cu 001 . For a thickness above 5 layers, stress and MEED exhibit. From this, we deduce the biaxial modulus of FeMn layers as 148 ( 5) GPa, which agrees well

  19. A Framework for ObjectOriented Program Analyses via CoreJava Florin Craciun Hong Yaw Goh WeiNgan Chin

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    Chin, Wei Ngan

    A Framework for Object­Oriented Program Analyses via Core­Java Florin Craciun Hong Yaw Goh Wei in the lightweight language. This paper proposes an intermedi­ ate solution through Core­Java, a core calculus for Java and a comprehensive set of translation rules from Java to Core­Java. The translation can be guided

  20. BIO480/CAMB480 --ADVANCED CELL BIOLOGY (FALL 2012) Instructor:Wei Guo 304E Lynch Laboratory (guowei@sas.upenn.edu)

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    Plotkin, Joshua B.

    BIO480/CAMB480 -- ADVANCED CELL BIOLOGY (FALL 2012) Instructor:Wei Guo ­ 304E Lynch Laboratory for beginning graduate students and advanced undergraduates with a particular enthusiasm for cell Biology. Biology 480 does not attempt to cover all aspects of cell biology, and is therefore not appropriate

  1. GSTM1 AND GSTT1 GENOTYPES AND LUNG CANCER RISK ASSOCIATED WITH EXPOSURE TO INDOOR COAL EMISSIONS: A CASE-CONTROL STUDY IN XUAN WEI, CHINA

    EPA Science Inventory

    The lung cancer mortality rate in Xuan Wei County, China is among the highest in the country and has been associated with exposure to indoor smoky coal emissions that contain high levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. This risk may be modified by variation in metabolism gen...

  2. Selective Pressures on Clutch Size in the Gall Maker Asteromyia Carbonifera Author(s): Arthur E. Weis, Peter W. Price, Michael Lynch

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    Weis, Arthur

    Selective Pressures on Clutch Size in the Gall Maker Asteromyia Carbonifera Author(s): Arthur E SELECTIVE PRESSURES ON CLUTCH SIZE IN THE GALL MAKER ASTEROMYIA CARBONIFERA' ARTHUR E. WEIS,2 PETER W. PRICE evaluated to determine the selective pressure they exert on the number of eggs deposited per ovipositional

  3. Using Archived AVL/APC Bus Data to Identify Spatial-Temporal Causes of Bus Bunching Wei Feng, Miguel A. Figliozzi

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    15 Using Archived AVL/APC Bus Data to Identify Spatial-Temporal Causes of Bus Bunching Wei Feng environment, better understanding the main causes and consequences of bus bunching can greatly aid transit causes of bus bunching. This research is utilizes half year's data from automatic vehicle location (AVL

  4. FAST Copper For Broadband Access Mung Chiang1, Jianwei Huang1, Dahai Xu1, Yung Yi1, Chee Wei Tan1, Raphael Cendrillon2

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    Yi, Yung

    FAST Copper For Broadband Access Mung Chiang1, Jianwei Huang1, Dahai Xu1, Yung Yi1, Chee Wei Tan1 Abstract-- This is an overview of the ongoing FAST Copper project, which is aimed at substantial improvements in rate, reach, reliability, and quality in copper-last-mile broadband access through fiber

  5. FLUX-ROPE STRUCTURES AT VENUS AND TITAL H. Y. Wei, C. T. Russell, M. K. Dougherty, and J. G. Luhmann

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    FLUX-ROPE STRUCTURES AT VENUS AND TITAL H. Y. Wei, C. T. Russell, M. K. Dougherty, and J. G of Venus by its interaction with the solar wind and in that of Titan during its interaction with the flowing magnetized plasma corotating with Saturn. At solar maximum, the Venus ionosphere was found

  6. A High Capacity 3D Steganography Algorithm Min-Wen Chao, Chao-hung Lin, Cheng-Wei Yu, and Tong-Yee Lee, Member, IEEE

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    Chen, Sheng-Wei

    A High Capacity 3D Steganography Algorithm Min-Wen Chao, Chao-hung Lin, Cheng-Wei Yu, and Tong steganography scheme. Our steganography approach is based on a novel multilayered embedding scheme to hide-of-the-art approaches, while obeying the low distortion and security basic requirements for steganography on 3D models

  7. Three-Pulse Photon Echo in a Dense Potassium Virginia O. Lorenzl,2, Steven T. Cundiff, Wei Zhuang3 and Shaul Mukamee

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    Mukamel, Shaul

    Three-Pulse Photon Echo in a Dense Potassium V~or Virginia O. Lorenzl,2, Steven T. Cundiff, WeiJ:ne..resolved 3PE measurements in a dense potassium vapor reveal clear signatures of non-Markovian dynamics. We. Potassium vapor is an ideal system in which to study disordered excitons due to its electronic simplicity

  8. Prediction-Based QoS Management for Real-Time Data Streams Yuan Wei Vibha Prasad Sang H. Son John A. Stankovic

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    Son, Sang H.

    Prediction-Based QoS Management for Real-Time Data Streams Yuan Wei Vibha Prasad Sang H. Son John A to op- erate on continuous unbounded data streams. At the same time, many of these systems have inherent timing constraints. Providing deadline guarantees for queries over dynamic data streams is a challenging

  9. 40 GHz MMIC Power Amplifier in InP DHBT Technology Yun Wei, Krishnan Sundararajan, Miguel Urteaga, Zach Griffith, Dennis Scott,

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    finger of the common base device is connected to only a single collector finger of the common emitter-hogging by a single emitter finger is ensured with less emitter ballasting than is required for a common-emitter HBT40 GHz MMIC Power Amplifier in InP DHBT Technology Yun Wei, Krishnan Sundararajan, Miguel Urteaga

  10. High Performance VMM-Bypass I/O in Virtual Machines JIUXING LIU, WEI HUANG, BULENT ABALI, AND DHABALESWAR K. PANDA

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    Yang, Junfeng

    , AND DHABALESWAR K. PANDA Technical Report OSU-CISRC-2/06-TR22 #12;High Performance VMM-Bypass I/O in Virtual Machines Jiuxing Liu Wei Huang Bulent Abali Dhabaleswar K. Panda IBM T. J. Watson Research Center 19 University Columbus, OH 43210 {huanwei, panda}@cse.ohio-state.edu Abstract Currently, I/O device

  11. Are predicted structures good enough to preserve functional sites? Liping Wei1, Enoch S Huang2 and Russ B Altman1*

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    Huang, Enoch S.

    Are predicted structures good enough to preserve functional sites? Liping Wei1, Enoch S Huang2 have studied the ability of computed models to preserve the microenvironments of functional sites: While some model structures preserve the calcium-binding microenvironments, many others, including some

  12. Y. Wang, K.L. Wang, J. T. Yao, Marketing mixes for digital products: a study of the marketspaces in China, International Journal of Technology Marketing, 4(1):15-42, 2009.

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    Yao, JingTao

    -to-peer technology, a new vista is available for the on-line distribution of digital products. A new web-marketing popularity of CD burning and illegal song swapping has caused on-line music sales to tumble, total salesY. Wang, K.L. Wang, J. T. Yao, Marketing mixes for digital products: a study of the marketspaces

  13. Journal Citation Reports JCRSCISSCIIF 15% Web of ScienceWoS

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    Wu, Yih-Min

    Hospital Sayeed Ikramuddin, Judith Korner, Wei-Jei Lee, John E. Connett, William B. Inabnet, Charles J and 25 579 controls Department of Surgery, NTU Hospital Wei Zheng, Ben Zhang, Qiuyin Cai, Hyuna Sung, Wei Lu, Yu- Tang Gao, Chun Li, Hui Cai, Sue K. Park, Keun-Young Yoo, Dong-Young Noh, Wonshik Han

  14. Wang et al. BMC Medical Genetics 2010, 11:79 http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2350/11/79

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    AccessRESEARCH ARTICLE © 2010 Wang et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article the original work is properly cited. Research article Screening mutations of OTOF gene in Chinese patients with auditory neuropathy, including a familial case of temperature-sensitive auditory neuropathy Da-Yong Wang1

  15. Data-Driven Elastic Models for Cloth: Modeling and Measurement Huamin Wang James F. O'Brien Ravi Ramamoorthi

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    O'Brien, James F.

    Data-Driven Elastic Models for Cloth: Modeling and Measurement Huamin Wang James F. O'Brien Ravi made of different cloth materials exhibit distinctive patterns of wrinkles and folds in our simulation. Images copyright Huamin Wang, James F. O'Brien, and Ravi Ramamoorthi. Abstract Cloth often has

  16. Ming Jiang and Ge Wang: Recent Advances in Iterative Algorithms Page 1 of 13 Development of Iterative Algorithms for Image

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    Jiang, Ming

    100871, China jiangm@math.pku.edu.cn http://ct.radiology.uiowa.edu/~jiangm Ge Wang Department of Radiology University of Iowa Iowa City, IA 52242, USA ge-wang@ieee.org http://dolphin.radiology of Radiology University of Iowa 200 Hawkins Drive Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA (P) (319) 356-8376 (F) (319) 356

  17. A systems biology-based investigation into the therapeutic effects of Gansui Banxia Tang on reversing the imbalanced network of hepatocellular carcinoma

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zhang, Yanqiong; Guo, Xiaodong; Wang, Danhua; Li, Ruisheng; Li, Xiaojuan; Xu, Ying; Liu, Zhenli; Song, Zhiqian; Lin, Ya; Li, Zhiyan; Lin, Na

    2014-02-01

    Several complex molecular events are involved in tumorigenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The interactions of these molecules may constitute the HCC imbalanced network. Gansui Banxia Tang (GSBXT), as a classic Chinese herbal formula, is a popular complementary and alternative medicine modality for treating HCC. In order to investigate the therapeutic effects and the pharmacological mechanisms of GSBXT on reversing HCC imbalanced network, we in the current study developed a comprehensive systems approach of integrating disease-specific and drug-specific networks, and successfully revealed the relationships of the ingredients in GSBXT with their putative targets, and with HCC significant molecules and HCC related pathway systems for the first time. Meanwhile, further experimental validation also demonstrated the preventive effects of GSBXT on tumor growth in mice and its regulatory effects on potential targets.

  18. Morphological comparison of Lophotaspis from freshwater mollusks and turtles in Japan and China, with the correction of original description of Lophotaspis orientalis Faust and Tang, 1936 (Aspidogastrea: Aspidogasteridae).

    PubMed

    Urabe, Misako

    2009-09-01

    The morphology of a type specimen of Lophotaspis orientalis Faust and Tang, 1936 (Aspidogastrea: Aspidogasteridae) was compared with the morphology of the original description of L. corbiculae Moriya, 1944 and of newly collected specimens from Corbicula species in China and Japan. The original description of L. orientalis was revised by the re-examination of the type specimen. Consequently, some key characteristics of these two species described by Moriya (1944) became invalid. The gonad size of the L. orientalis type specimen was out of the range of all other investigated specimens and past records, suggesting that the L. orientalis type specimen (host: soft-shell turtle) is a different species from the other investigated specimens (host: freshwater clam). PMID:19379834

  19. [Establishment of three-dimensional integrated "serum pharmacochemistry-pharmacokinetics (pharmacodynamics)-systems biology" for research of traditional Chinese medicine prescription and its application in Yinchenhao Tang].

    PubMed

    Zhang, Ai-Hua; Sun, Hui; Yan, Guang-Li; Han, Ying; Wang, Xi-Jun

    2013-11-01

    Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) prescription is a valuable asset for clinical medication, has multi-component and multi-target characteristics. However, due to the complex ingredients of prescription, the unclear mechanism, the lack of scientific data to support the dose-response relationship, it has become the bottleneck for the in-depth study for the process of modernization and internationalization of TCM. It requires the integration of Chinese medicine theory, modern analysis and data mining technology to build new research model for characteristic of TCM prescription. This paper provides an overview of TCM serum pharmacochemistry, pharmacokinetics (pharmacodynamics) and systems biology theory and practice, to establish the integrated three-dimensional "serum pharmacochemistry-pharmacokinetics (pharmacodynamics)-systems biology" for the research of TCM prescription to reveal the pharma-material basis and action mechanism and the compatibility scientific connotation, with a prescription Yinchenhao Tang as a case study. PMID:24494574

  20. Jaeumganghwa-Tang Induces Apoptosis via the Mitochondrial Pathway and Lactobacillus Fermentation Enhances Its Anti-Cancer Activity in HT1080 Human Fibrosarcoma Cells

    PubMed Central

    Kim, Aeyung; Im, Minju; Hwang, Youn-Hwan; Yang, Hye Jin; Ma, Jin Yeul

    2015-01-01

    Jaeumganghwa-tang (JGT, Zi-yin-jiang-huo-tang in Chinese and Jiin-koka-to in Japanese) is an oriental herbal formula that has long been used as a traditional medicine to treat respiratory and kidney diseases. Recent studies revealed that JGT exhibited potent inhibitory effects on allergies, inflammation, pain, convulsions, and prostate hyperplasia. Several constituent herbs in JGT induce apoptotic cancer cell death. However, the anti-cancer activity of JGT has not been examined. In this study, we investigated the anti-cancer effects of JGT using highly tumorigenic HT1080 human fibrosarcoma cells and elucidated the underlying mechanisms. In addition, we examined whether the Lactobacillus fermentation of JGT enhanced its anti-cancer activity using an in vivo xenograft model because fermentation of herbal extracts is thought to strengthen their therapeutic effects. Data revealed that JGT suppressed the growth of cancer cells efficiently by stimulating G1 cell cycle arrest and then inducing apoptotic cell death by causing mitochondrial damage and activating caspases. The phosphorylation of p38 and ERK also played a role in JGT-induced cell death. In vitro experiments demonstrated that JGT fermented with Lactobacillus acidophilus, designated fJGT162, elicited similar patterns of cell death as did non-fermented JGT. Meanwhile, the daily oral administration of 120 mg/kg fJGT162 to HT1080-bearing BALB/c nude mice suppressed tumor growth dramatically (up to 90%) compared with saline treatment, whereas the administration of non-fermented JGT suppressed tumor growth by ~70%. Collectively, these results suggest that JGT and fJGT162 are safe and useful complementary and alternative anti-cancer herbal therapies, and that Lactobacillus fermentation improves the in vivo anti-cancer efficacy of JGT significantly. PMID:26020238

  1. The construction of the spatio-temporal database of the ancient Silk Road within Xinjiang province during the Han and Tang dynasties

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    Bi, Jiantao; Luo, Guilin; Wang, Xingxing; Zhu, Zuojia

    2014-03-01

    As the bridge over the Chinese and Western civilization, the ancient Silk Road has made a huge contribution to cultural, economic, political exchanges between China and western countries. In this paper, we treated the historical period of Western Han Dynasty, Eastern Han Dynasty and Tang Dynasty as the research time domain, and the Western Regions' countries that were existed along the Silk Road at the mean time as the research spatial domain. Then we imported these data into the SQL Server database we constructed, from which we could either query the attribute information such as population, military force, the era of the Central Plains empire, the significant events taking place in the country and some related attribute information of these events like the happened calendar year in addition to some related spatial information such as the present location, the coordinates of the capital and the territory by inputting the name of the Western countries. At the same time we could query the significant events, government institution in Central Plains and the existent Western countries at the mean time by inputting the calendar year. Based on the database, associated with GIS, RS, Flex, C# and other related information technology and network technology, we could not only browsing, searching and editing the information of the ancient Silk Road in Xinjiang Province during the Han and Tang Dynasties, but preliminary analysing as well. This is the combination of archaeology and modern information technology, and the database could also be a reference to further study, research and practice in the related fields in the future.

  2. Replica-exchange Wang Landau sampling: pushing the limits of Monte Carlo simulations in materials sciences

    SciTech Connect

    Perera, Meewanage Dilina N [ORNL; Li, Ying Wai [ORNL; Eisenbach, Markus [ORNL; Vogel, Thomas [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Landau, David P [University of Georgia, Athens, GA

    2015-01-01

    We describe the study of thermodynamics of materials using replica-exchange Wang Landau (REWL) sampling, a generic framework for massively parallel implementations of the Wang Landau Monte Carlo method. To evaluate the performance and scalability of the method, we investigate the magnetic phase transition in body-centered cubic (bcc) iron using the classical Heisenberg model parameterized with first principles calculations. We demonstrate that our framework leads to a significant speedup without compromising the accuracy and precision and facilitates the study of much larger systems than is possible with its serial counterpart.

  3. Volume Exploration using Ellipsoidal Gaussian Transfer Functions Yunhai Wang 1,2, Wei Chen 3, Guihua Shan 1,2, Tingxin Dong 1,2, and Xuebin Chi 2

    E-print Network

    Chen, Wei

    on ellipsoidal Gaussian transfer functions (ETFs). Our ap- proach explores volumetric features in the statistical these Gaussians to ETFs and analytically integrating these ETFs in the context of the pre-integrated volume

  4. Effect of land use on the seasonal variation of streamwater quality in the Wei River basin, China

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Yu, S.; Xu, Z.; Wu, W.; Zuo, D.

    2015-05-01

    The temporal effect of land use on streamwater quality needs to be addressed for a better understanding of the complex relationship between land use and streamwater quality. In this study, GIS and Pearson correlation analysis were used to determine whether there were correlations of land-use types with streamwater quality at the sub-basin scale in the Wei River basin, China, during dry and rainy seasons in 2012. Temporal variation of these relations was observed, indicating that relationships between water quality variables and proportions of different land uses were weaker in the rainy season than that in the dry season. Comparing with other land uses, agriculture and urban lands had a stronger relationship with water quality variables in both the rainy and dry seasons. These results suggest that the aspect of temporal effects should be taken into account for better land-use management.

  5. Algorithms for Local Sensor Synchronization Lixing Wang, Yin Yang, Xin Miao, Dimitris Papadias, Yunhao Liu

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    Papadias, Dimitris

    takes physical measurements such as temperature, light and humidity. A wireless sensor network (WSN1 Algorithms for Local Sensor Synchronization Lixing Wang, Yin Yang, Xin Miao, Dimitris Papadias sensor network (WSN), each sensor monitors environmental parameters, and reports its readings to a base

  6. Sensor Relocation in Mobile Sensor Networks Guiling Wang, Guohong Cao, Tom La Porta, and Wensheng Zhang

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    Zhang, Wensheng

    Sensor Relocation in Mobile Sensor Networks Guiling Wang, Guohong Cao, Tom La Porta, and Wensheng of research on using mobility in sensor networks to assist in the initial deployment of nodes. Mobile sensors. This paper explores the motion capability to relocate sensors to deal with sensor failure or respond to new

  7. Thermal Memory: A Storage of Phononic Information Lei Wang1,2

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    Li, Baowen

    Thermal Memory: A Storage of Phononic Information Lei Wang1,2 and Baowen Li2,3,* 1 Department element for a computer in addition to logic gates. In this Letter we report a model of thermal memory. We demonstrate via numerical simulation that thermal (phononic) information stored in the memory can be retained

  8. Anomalous Payload-based Network Intrusion Ke Wang, Salvatore J. Stolfo

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    Yang, Junfeng

    deviation of the application payload flowing to a single host and port. We then use Mahalanobis distanceAnomalous Payload-based Network Intrusion Detection Ke Wang, Salvatore J. Stolfo Computer Science}@cs.columbia.edu Abstract. We present a payload-based anomaly detector, we call PAYL, for intrusion detection. PAYL models

  9. Graphical Model Based Algorithm for DNA Structural Variation Zhengdao Wang1

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    Wang, Zhengdao

    Graphical Model Based Algorithm for DNA Structural Variation Detection Zhengdao Wang1 , Rong Shen1 both read depth and paramorphism information. We embed mutation procedure in our system model the process of nucleotide copies, paramorphism, and the random- ness in the sequencing sampling process. 2) We

  10. WANG ET AL. VOL. XXX ' NO. XX ' 000000 ' XXXX www.acsnano.org

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    Wang, Zhong L.

    Motion Charged Battery as Sustainable Flexible-Power-Unit Sihong Wang, Zong-Hong Lin, Simiao Niu, Long important areas for developing new power sources, and they are usually two separated units based on two supply. Energy storage devices such as batteries,10,22À25 on the other hand, can provide a constant

  11. Large eddy simulation (LES) for synthetic jet thermal management Yong Wang a

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    Large eddy simulation (LES) for synthetic jet thermal management Yong Wang a , Guang Yuan b , Yong dynamics (CFD) package, is utilized to perform the three-dimensional (3-D), unsteady, and double precision simulations. The large eddy simulation (LES) is selected as the turbulence model. The simulation results

  12. BRAIN SURFACE CONFORMAL PARAMETERIZATION WITH THE RICCI FLOW Yalin Wang1,2

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    Wang, Yalin

    BRAIN SURFACE CONFORMAL PARAMETERIZATION WITH THE RICCI FLOW Yalin Wang1,2 , Xianfeng Gu3 , Tony F and Brain Research Institute, UCLA School of Medicine 3 Computer Science Department, Stony Brook University conformally parameter- ize a brain surface via a mapping to a multi-hole disk. The resulting parameterizations

  13. Sacrificing a Little Coverage Can Substantially Increase Network Lifetime 1 Limin Wang Sandeep S. Kulkarni

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    Kulkarni, Sandeep

    Sacrificing a Little Coverage Can Substantially Increase Network Lifetime 1 Limin Wang Sandeep S. Kulkarni Software Engineering and Network Systems Laboratory Department of Computer Science and Engineering present a simple, local protocol, pCover, which provides partial (but high) coverage in sensor networks

  14. EFFICIENT ARCHITECTURE MAPPING OF FFT/IFFT FOR COGNITIVE RADIO Guohui Wang1

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    Mellor-Crummey, John

    EFFICIENT ARCHITECTURE MAPPING OF FFT/IFFT FOR COGNITIVE RADIO NETWORKS Guohui Wang1 , Bei Yin1 of Technology, Finland ABSTRACT Cognitive radio networks require flexibility to support a variety of wireless. INTRODUCTION Cognitive radio networks and software-defined radio (SDR) systems require flexibility to support

  15. Interference Modeling of Cognitive Radio Networks Xuemin Hong, Cheng-Xiang Wang, and John Thompson

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    Wang, Cheng-Xiang

    Interference Modeling of Cognitive Radio Networks Xuemin Hong, Cheng-Xiang Wang, and John Thompson are not harmfully interrupted. In this paper, we study the distribution of the interference power at a primary. We derive a general formula for the characteristic function of the random interference generated

  16. Polyhedral Shapes of CeO2 Nanoparticles Zhong Lin Wang*, and Xiangdong Feng

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    Wang, Zhong L.

    Polyhedral Shapes of CeO2 Nanoparticles Zhong Lin Wang*, and Xiangdong Feng School of Materials, and microelectronics. An important factor that influences the performance of CeO2 is the particle shape. In this paper, a systematic study has been carried out to determine the shapes of CeO2 nanoparticles. For particles

  17. Who is Tweeting on Twitter: Human, Bot, or Cyborg? Zi Chu, Steven Gianvecchio and Haining Wang

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    Wang, Haining

    Who is Tweeting on Twitter: Human, Bot, or Cyborg? Zi Chu, Steven Gianvecchio and Haining Wang or malicious contents. More interestingly, in the middle be- tween human and bot, there has emerged cyborg they are interacting with, this paper focuses on the classification of human, bot and cyborg accounts on Twitter. We

  18. Z Approach to Semantic Web Jin Song Dong, Jing Sun, and Hai Wang

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    Dong, Jin Song

    Z Approach to Semantic Web Jin Song Dong, Jing Sun, and Hai Wang School of Computing, National University of Singapore, {dongjs,sunjing,wangh}@comp.nus.edu.sg Abstract. The Semantic Web (SW) service contribute to the Semantic Web-based system de- velopment in many ways. In this paper, we firstly conduct

  19. Multiscale Analysis of Document Corpora Based on Diffusion Models Chang Wang and Sridhar Mahadevan

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    then show that multiscale analysis of docu- ment corpora can be achieved by studying the projections-studied area of mathematics, which traditionally uses Fourier analysis in continuous spaces. Recent workMultiscale Analysis of Document Corpora Based on Diffusion Models Chang Wang and Sridhar Mahadevan

  20. Neurochemical regulation of pair bonding in male prairie voles Zuoxin Wang*, Brandon J. Aragona

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    Wang, Zuoxin

    Neurochemical regulation of pair bonding in male prairie voles Zuoxin Wang*, Brandon J. Aragona. The prairie vole (Microtus ochrogaster) is a monogamous rodent in which mating facilitates pair bond formation. In this review, we first discuss how prairie voles have been used as an excellent model for neurobiological

  1. Decision Making in Recurrent Neuronal Circuits Xiao-Jing Wang1,*

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    Wang, Xiao-Jing

    Neuron Review Decision Making in Recurrent Neuronal Circuits Xiao-Jing Wang1,* 1Department Haven, CT 06510, USA *Correspondence: xjwang@yale.edu DOI 10.1016/j.neuron.2008.09.034 Decision making with an uncertain environment or other unpredictable decision makers in a social group. Introduction Decision making

  2. Asset Performance Evaluation with Mean-Variance Zhidong Bai, Keyan Wang and Wing-Keung Wong

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    Chaudhuri, Sanjay

    Asset Performance Evaluation with Mean-Variance Zhidong Bai, Keyan Wang and Wing-Keung Wong RMI; Normal distribution; uniformly most powerful unbiased test; CTA funds. Zhidong Bai NUS Risk Management of Singapore © 2007 Zhidong Bai. Views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect

  3. REPRESENTATIONS OF LITTLE q-SCHUR ALGEBRAS JIE DU, QIANG FU AND JIAN-PAN WANG

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    Du, Jie

    REPRESENTATIONS OF LITTLE q-SCHUR ALGEBRAS JIE DU, QIANG FU AND JIAN-PAN WANG Abstract. In [18] and [24], little q-Schur algebras were introduced as homomorphic images of the infinitesimal quantum modules for little q-Schur algebras and classify semisimple little q-Schur algebras. Moreover, through

  4. Buoyant formation number of a starting buoyant jet Ruo-Qian Wang,1

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    Fringer, Oliver B.

    Buoyant formation number of a starting buoyant jet Ruo-Qian Wang,1 Adrian Wing-Keung Law,2 E. Eric, Singapore 2 School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798, Singapore 3 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute

  5. Accelerated FoxP2 Evolution in Echolocating Bats , Jinhong Wang1

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    Wilkinson, Gerald S.

    Accelerated FoxP2 Evolution in Echolocating Bats Gang Li1,2 , Jinhong Wang1 , Stephen J. Rossiter3 relate to the emergence of language. Echolocating bats face especially challenging sensorimotor demands in the FoxP2 gene could be associated with echolocation, we sequenced FoxP2 from echolocating and non-echolocating

  6. The hearing gene Prestin reunites echolocating bats Gang Li*, Jinhong Wang*, Stephen J. Rossiter

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    Cotton, James

    The hearing gene Prestin reunites echolocating bats Gang Li*, Jinhong Wang*, Stephen J. Rossiter by the recently discovered protein prestin, encoded by the gene Prestin. Echolocating bats use ultrasound- ment of Prestin in the evolution of bat echolocation, we sequenced the coding region in echolocating

  7. NEAR REAL-TIME IMAGE RECONSTRUCTION C. DENKER, G. YANG and H. WANG

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    NEAR REAL-TIME IMAGE RECONSTRUCTION C. DENKER, G. YANG and H. WANG Big Bear Solar Observatory, New@bbso.njit.edu) (Received 12 March 2001; accepted 21 March 2001) Abstract. In recent years, post-facto image a great potential, not only for image reconstruction, but for any kind of complex data reduction

  8. Mass effects and internal space geometry in triatomic reaction dynamics Tomohiro Yanao,* Wang S. Koon,

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    Marsden, Jerrold

    Mass effects and internal space geometry in triatomic reaction dynamics Tomohiro Yanao,* Wang S of the distribution of mass in triatomic reaction dynamics is analyzed using the geometry of the associated internal space. Atomic masses are appropriately incorporated into internal coordinates as well as the associated

  9. Synthesis and Electrochemical Properties of V2O5 Nanostructures Ying Wang and Guozhong Cao*

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    Cao, Guozhong

    by Fontenot et al. [11] with V2O5 (Alfa Aesar) and 30% H2O2 (J.T.Baker) as precursors. Applied voltage was 0Synthesis and Electrochemical Properties of V2O5 Nanostructures Ying Wang and Guozhong Cao synthesis and template-based electrodeposition. Processing, morphology, structure and electrochemical

  10. Towards Automated Large Vocabulary Gesture Search Alexandra Stefan, Haijing Wang, and Vassilis Athitsos

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    Athitsos, Vassilis

    in a database of signs. The first approach is not fully automatic: in that approach, it is assumed that the handTowards Automated Large Vocabulary Gesture Search Alexandra Stefan, Haijing Wang, and Vassilis Athitsos Computer Science and Engineering Department University of Texas at Arlington, USA ABSTRACT

  11. The Solar Wind in the Outer Heliosphere at Solar John D. Richardson and Chi Wang

    E-print Network

    Richardson, John

    The Solar Wind in the Outer Heliosphere at Solar Maximum John D. Richardson and Chi Wang Center solar wind observations in the outer heliosphere, concentrating on the recent data near solar maximum. The speed and temperature tend to be lower at solar maximum, due to the lack of coronal holes. The near

  12. Growth of anisotropic one-dimensional ZnS nanostructures{ Daniel Moore and Zhong L. Wang*

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    Wang, Zhong L.

    Growth of anisotropic one-dimensional ZnS nanostructures{ Daniel Moore and Zhong L. Wang* Received with wurtzite ZnS. This feature article covers the ZnS one-dimensional nanostructures that have been synthesized­14 ZnS is a direct wide bandgap (3.91 eV) compound semiconductor with a high index of refraction

  13. Collapsible 3D GIS Visualization Suwen Wang, Robert R. Beiko, Stephen Brooks

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    Brooks, Stephen

    Collapsible 3D GIS Visualization Suwen Wang, Robert R. Beiko, Stephen Brooks Dalhousie University. Introduction As an essential component of GIS systems, visualization helps the user comprehend and analyze and workstations, 3D rendering has become widespread which has allowed GIS visualization research to explore

  14. Converge-Cast with MIMO Luoyi Fu, Yi Qin, Xinbing Wang

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    Wang, Xinbing

    Converge-Cast with MIMO Luoyi Fu, Yi Qin, Xinbing Wang Dept. of Electronic Engineering Shanghai investigates throughput and delay based on a newly predominant traffic pattern, called converge-cast, where schemes under converge-cast for both static and mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs), respectively. In a static

  15. Quantum algorithm for obtaining the energy spectrum of molecular Hefeng Wang,a

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    Kais, Sabre

    Quantum algorithm for obtaining the energy spectrum of molecular systems Hefeng Wang,a Sabre Kais on a classical computer. In this paper, we present a quantum algorithm to obtain the energy spectrum of molecular algorithm, even in regions of the potential energy surface that are far from the equilibrium geometry

  16. ZnO Nanowire/p-GaN Heterojunction LEDs Xinyu Wang1

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    Jacobs, Heiko O.

    ZnO Nanowire/p-GaN Heterojunction LEDs Xinyu Wang1 , Jesse Cole1 , Amir M. Dabiran2 , and Heiko O This article reports forward and reverse biased emission in vertical ZnO nanowire/p-GaN heterojunction light from the ZnO nanowires into the GaN film through tunneling breakdown. Forward bias transport

  17. Electroluminescence of ZnO Nanowire/p-GaN Heterojunction Light Emitting Diodes Xinyu Wang+

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    Jacobs, Heiko O.

    Electroluminescence of ZnO Nanowire/p-GaN Heterojunction Light Emitting Diodes Xinyu Wang+ , Jesse This article reports forward and reverse biased emission in vertical ZnO nanowire/p-GaN heterojunction light from the ZnO nanowires into the GaN film through tunneling breakdown. Forward bias transport

  18. Fast algorithms for learning deep neural networks Miguel A. Carreira-Perpi~nan Weiran Wang

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    Carreira-Perpiñán, Miguel Á.

    Fast algorithms for learning deep neural networks Miguel A. Carreira-Perpi~n´an Weiran Wang EECS, machine learning and statistics have seen an enormous development and widespread application in areas such as computer vision, computational biology and others. A focus of current research are deep neural nets: nested

  19. Learning Fine-grained Image Similarity with Deep Ranking Jiang Wang1

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    Cortes, Corinna

    Learning Fine-grained Image Similarity with Deep Ranking Jiang Wang1 Yang Song2 Thomas Leung2 Chuck that employs deep learning techniques to learn sim- ilarity metric directly from images. It has higher learning than hand-crafted features. Deep learning models have achieved great success on image classification

  20. Eating rate by sheep of mature, dry subterranean clovers XR Wang SK Baker DB Purser

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Eating rate by sheep of mature, dry subterranean clovers XR Wang SK Baker DB Purser 'Faculty made in the first and second minutes were similar, but as the clovers matured the numbers of bites made Aust Soc Anim Prod, 20, 422). This suggests that as plants mature eating rate may be limited by plant

  1. Spectrum Occupancy Analysis for Cognitive Radio Zhe Wang and Sana Salous

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    Haddadi, Hamed

    Spectrum Occupancy Analysis for Cognitive Radio Zhe Wang and Sana Salous School of Engineering Durham University Abstract: Observations provide evidence that the licensed spectrum is by far not fully and then alter its frequency, modulation and other parameters so as to dynamically reuse the available spectrum

  2. Exchange-coupled nanoscale SmCo/NdFeB hybrid magnets Dapeng Wang a

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    Liu, J. Ping

    Exchange-coupled nanoscale SmCo/NdFeB hybrid magnets Dapeng Wang a , Narayan Poudyal a , Chuanbing in revised form 10 April 2012 Available online 11 May 2012 Keywords: Exchange-coupled nanocomposite magnets nanocomposite magnets at room temperature. At elevated temperatures, the hybrid magnets have greatly improved

  3. The Informational Content of an Open Limit Order Book Charles Cao Oliver Hansch Xiaoxin Wang

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    Kearns, Michael

    The Informational Content of an Open Limit Order Book Charles Cao Oliver Hansch Xiaoxin Wang June Informational Content of an Open Limit Order Book Abstract We assess the informational content of an open limit order book from three directions: (1) Does the limit order book allow better inferences about a security

  4. Magnetic Fringe-Field Control of Electronic Transport in an Organic Film Fujian Wang,1

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    Flatte, Michael E.

    Magnetic Fringe-Field Control of Electronic Transport in an Organic Film Fujian Wang,1 Ferran Macia by a uniform externally applied magnetic field, even at room temperature where the thermodynamic influences of the resulting nuclear and electronic Zeeman splittings are negligible. As a result, even in applied magnetic

  5. MODELING OF NON-STATIONARY WINDS IN GUST-FRONTS L. Wang, A. Kareem

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    Kareem, Ahsan

    MODELING OF NON-STATIONARY WINDS IN GUST-FRONTS L. Wang, A. Kareem NatHaz Modeling Laboratory the turbulence intensity, gust factors, power spec- tral density and probability density function utilizing), probability density function (pdf), gust factors and length scale. The results are then compared to those

  6. A Query Facility for Common Intrusion Detection Framework Peng Ning, X. Sean Wang, Sushil Jajodia

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    Ning, Peng

    A Query Facility for Common Intrusion Detection Framework Peng Ning, X. Sean Wang, Sushil Jajodia for intrusion detection systems to share information in order to discover attacks involving multiple sites. Common Intrusion Detection Framework (CIDF) is an important step towards enabling different intrusion

  7. China's grazed temperate grasslands are a net source of atmospheric methane Zhi-Ping Wang a

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    Yu, Qiang

    China's grazed temperate grasslands are a net source of atmospheric methane Zhi-Ping Wang a , Yang that ruminant production has converted China's grazed temperate grasslands to a net source of atmospheric CH4 warming potential about 25-fold greater than that of CO2 over 100 years (IPCC, 2007). Upland grassland

  8. Moving Object Tracking in Video Yiwei Wang and John F. Doherty

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    for tracking objects are needed. It is also obvious that there is great interest in moving object trackingMoving Object Tracking in Video Yiwei Wang and John F. Doherty Department of Electrical Engineering moving objects in video sequences. The algorithm first separates the moving objects from the background

  9. Semiflexible Polymer Confined to a Spherical Surface Andrew J. Spakowitz and Zhen-Gang Wang

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    Straight, Aaron

    Semiflexible Polymer Confined to a Spherical Surface Andrew J. Spakowitz and Zhen-Gang Wang, persistence length lp, and sphere radius R.We predict two qualitatively different behaviors for a long polymerRevLett.91.166102 PACS numbers: 68.47.Pe, 05.20.­y, 36.20.Ey A polymer in a confined geometry

  10. the future of bed bugBY DR. CHANGLU WANG & RICHARD COOPER

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    Wang, Changlu

    the future of bed bugBY DR. CHANGLU WANG & RICHARD COOPER DEPARTMENT OF ENTOMOLOGY, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY Bed bugs are one of the most commonly discussed urban pests in the United States. Unlike most other urban pests, bed bugs can affect anybody: rich or poor, at work or at home, in clean

  11. Discovering Calendar-based Temporal Association Rules Yingjiu Li Peng Ning X. Sean Wang Sushil Jajodia

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    Wang, Xiaoyang "Sean"

    Discovering Calendar-based Temporal Association Rules£ Yingjiu Li Peng Ning X. Sean Wang Sushil-given calendar schemas. Generally, the use of calendar schemas makes the discovered temporal association rules easier to under- stand. An example of calendar schema is (year, month, day), which yields a set

  12. Optimal Transmission Probabilities in VANETs with Inhomogeneous Node Distribution Ivan Wang-Hei Ho*

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    Leung, Kin K.

    Optimal Transmission Probabilities in VANETs with Inhomogeneous Node Distribution Ivan Wang-Hei Ho.polak}@imperial.ac.uk Abstract ­ In a Vehicular Ad-hoc Network (VANET), the amount of interference from neighboring nodes to be inappropriate in VANETs. To capture the density dynamics in generic urban routes, we utilize a fluid model

  13. MATCHING 3D MODELS WITH GLOBAL GEOMETRIC FEATURE MAP Donghui Wang1

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    Wu, Zheng

    MATCHING 3D MODELS WITH GLOBAL GEOMETRIC FEATURE MAP Donghui Wang1 , Chenyang Cui2 and Zheng Wu1 1. Of CAD&CG, Zhejiang University ccy@cad.zju.edu.cn ABSTRACT Measuring the similarity between 3D models is a fundamental task in 3D models retrieval. In this paper, we propose a new method based on Global Geometric

  14. Towards Universal Speech Recognition Zhirong Wang, Umut Topkara, Tanja Schultz, Alex Waibel

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    Schultz, Tanja

    Towards Universal Speech Recognition Zhirong Wang, Umut Topkara, Tanja Schultz, Alex Waibel translation systems is accompanied by the need for speech recognition front-ends in many languages that can recognition system that fulfills such needs. It is trained by sharing speech and text data across languages

  15. Exogenous Connectors for Software Components Kung-Kiu Lau , Perla Velasco Elizondo, and Zheng Wang

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    Lau, Kung-Kiu

    90 Exogenous Connectors for Software Components Kung-Kiu Lau , Perla Velasco Elizondo, and Zheng Wang School of Computer Science, The University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL, United Kingdom {kung-kiu,pvelasco,zw}@cs.man.ac.uk Abstract. In existing component models, control originates in components, and connectors are channels

  16. Feature Selection for Real-time Image Matching Systems Quan Wang and Suya You

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    Shahabi, Cyrus

    to similar image matching problems such as scale invariance im- provement and kernel selection in feature-form descriptor. Addi- tionally, as a general feature selection method, RIFS can be easily adapted to select scale-invariantFeature Selection for Real-time Image Matching Systems Quan Wang and Suya You University

  17. CDIKP: A Highly-Compact Local Feature Descriptor Yun-Ta Tsai, Quan Wang, Suya You

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    Shahabi, Cyrus

    the scale-invariant feature detection with a robust projection kernel technique to produce highly efficient the Harris detector with automatic scale selection to detect distinctive feature that is scale-invariantCDIKP: A Highly-Compact Local Feature Descriptor Yun-Ta Tsai, Quan Wang, Suya You Computer Science

  18. An Adaptive Learning Approach for Noisy Data Streams Fang Chu Yizhou Wang Carlo Zaniolo

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    Zaniolo, Carlo

    }@cs.ucla.edu Abstract Two critical challenges typically associated with min- ing data streams are concept drift and dataAn Adaptive Learning Approach for Noisy Data Streams Fang Chu Yizhou Wang Carlo Zaniolo Computer research interest in continuous mining of data streams. Applications involving stream data abound

  19. The Multi-Principal OS Construction of the Gazelle Web Browser Helen J. Wang

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    Hunt, Galen

    The Multi-Principal OS Construction of the Gazelle Web Browser Helen J. Wang , Chris Grier. In this paper, we introduce Gazelle, a secure web browser constructed as a multi-principal OS. Gazelle's browser-principal OS con- struction of a secure web browser, called Gazelle. Gazelle's browser kernel exclusively

  20. BRAIN SURFACE CONFORMAL PARAMETERIZATION WITH THE SLIT MAPPING Yalin Wang1,2

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    Wang, Yalin

    BRAIN SURFACE CONFORMAL PARAMETERIZATION WITH THE SLIT MAPPING Yalin Wang1,2 , Xianfeng Gu3 , Tony@cs.sunysb.edu, thompson@loni.ucla.edu, yau@math.harvard.edu ABSTRACT Brain surface conformal mapping has been studied inten- sively. In this paper, we propose a method that computes a conformal mapping from a multiply