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BACKGROUND There is increasing evidence that chronic stress accelerates telomere erosion in leukocytes/peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). However, functional changes associated with telomere shortening are poorly understood. We hypothesized that war veterans with PTSD would have shorter telomeres in PBMCs and that these cells might exhibit changes(More)
BACKGROUND Regulatory T cells (Tregs) play a key role in immune homeostasis in vivo. Tregs have a critical role in preventing the development of autoimmune diseases and defects in Treg function are implicated in various autoimmune disorders. Individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have higher prevalence of autoimmune disorders than the general(More)
In this paper, we analyze the outage probability of a multibranch selection combining (SC) based on the signal to interference ratio (SIR) over Weibull fading channels in case of non-identical power distribution per branches. Both, desired and interference signal envelopes are exponentially correlated Weibull random variables. Also, an analysis of effects(More)
—In this paper the Weibull fading channel model is described and some integral characteristics of Weibull distribution are analyzed. For analytical and numerical evaluation of system performance, the Weibull probability density functions (pdf) are analyzed like particular solutions of corresponding differential equation, while the existence of singular(More)
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