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Birds are the most species-rich class of tetrapod vertebrates and have wide relevance across many research fields. We explored bird macroevolution using full genomes from 48 avian species representing all major extant clades. The avian genome is principally characterized by its constrained size, which predominantly arose because of lineage-specific erosion(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Barrett's esophagus (BE) increases the risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). We found the risk to be BE has been associated with single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) on chromosome 6p21 (within the HLA region) and on 16q23, where the closest protein-coding gene is FOXF1. Subsequently, the Barrett's and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma(More)
Over the past 20 years obesity has become a worldwide concern of frightening proportion. The World Health Organization estimates that there are over 400 million obese and over 1.6 billion overweight adults, a figure which is projected to almost double by 2015. This is not a disease restricted to adults - at least 20 million children under the age of 5 years(More)
Design aspects and software modelling for ubiquitous real-time camera system are described in this paper. We propose system architecture using a network of inexpensive cameras and perform video processing in-network. In general , ubiquitous systems have to perform spatial and temporal calibration in advance to determine timing and coordination relationship(More)
Ross’s Gull is one of the most emblematic Arctic birds and least known seabirds in the world; post-breeding movements and the use of sea-ice habitats have been long debated, but described only from scattered observations. We tracked two adults, a male and female, breeding in the Kolyma Delta, Russia, using the lightest (<5 g) satellite transmitters(More)
Artificial nests are a commonly used management technique to increase the breeding population and/or productivity of birds with nest site limited populations. We compared nest survival of saker falcons breeding in artificial nests erected in a flat steppe landscape with those breeding in natural nests on rocks and cliffs in adjacent hills of central(More)
Many different ecological factors affecting the size, use, and spatial configuration of home ranges have been investigated, yet the chronology of the breeding cycle has been relatively under studied. Here, we studied peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus) to describe variation in home range within and between breeding seasons in the Yamal peninsula, a region(More)
  • Wayne Wolf, Vel, Senem Veliapasalar, Jason Schlessman, Cheng-Yao Chen, Wayne H Wolf +7 others
  • 2009
We have developed over the years several distributed smart camera systems [Lin06, Vel08]. We believe that distributed algorithms are required to scale problems stemming from multiple cameras up to the number of cameras required to understand interesting scenes. We believe that distributed algorithms, real‐time operation, and low power must be considered as(More)
Thesis under the direction of Professor Janos Sztipanovits Versatile model-based design demands languages and tools which are suitable for the creation , manipulation, transformation, and composition of domain-specific modeling languages and domain models. The Meta Object Facility (MOF) forms the cornerstone of the OMG's Model Driven Architecture (MDA) as(More)
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