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The conventional digital hardware computational blocks with different structures are designed to compute the precise results of the assigned calculations. The main contribution of our proposed Bio-inspired Imprecise Computational blocks (BICs) is that they are designed to provide an applicable estimation of the result instead of its precise value at a lower(More)
Remobilization of stored carbohydrates in the stem of wheat plants is an important contributor to grain filling under drought stress (DS) conditions. A massive screening on Iranian wheat cultivars was performed based on stem dry weight changes under well-watered and DS conditions. Two cultivars, Shole and Crossed Falat Hamun (CFH), with different fructan(More)
OBJECTIVE Shigella is an important etiological agent for diarrhea and especially dysentery. Shigellosis is an intestinal infection that is a major public health problem in many developing countries. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of Shigella and its various species in diarrheal samples in Gorgan located in the north of Iran. (More)
Brain Computer Interface (BCI) is gaining popularity due to recent advances in developing small and compact electronic technology and electrodes. Miniaturization and form factor reduction in particular are the key objectives for Body Sensor Networks (BSNs) and wearable systems that implement BCIs. More complex signal processing techniques have been(More)
BACKGROUND IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is the most prevalent primary chronic glomerulopathy worldwide. Thus, it is of vital importance to search for factors aggravating the disease progress, monitor disease activity and predict disease-specific therapy. C4d is a well-known biomarker of the complement cascade with a potential to meet the above needs. OBJECTIVES(More)
INTRODUCTION Studies have shown different types of RAS mutations in human bladder tumors with a wide range of mutation frequencies in different patient populations. This study aimed to assess the frequency of specific-point mutations in the RAS gene family of a group of Iranian patients with bladder cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS We examined the tumor(More)
INTRODUCTION Studies have revealed the association between vitamin D deficiency and changes in blood glucose and insulin levels as well as sensitivity of the target tissues to insulin. OBJECTIVE In this study, we examined the effect of adding vitamin D (cholecalciferol ; 50,000 units) to therapeutic regimen of T2DM patients compared to placebo on(More)
In this paper, a defocusing-based three-dimensional (3D) particle tracking method is presented and demonstrated for microfluidic particle focusing applications. Previous work in particle focusing has verified particle position in two dimensions (2D) using micro-streak velocimetry, or confocal and stereoscopic setups for 3D tracking. The results obtained(More)