Anthony Almudevar

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BACKGROUND Location tracking of a wearable radio frequency (RF) transmitter in a wireless network is a potentially useful tool for the home monitoring of patients in clinical applications. However, the problem of converting RF signals into accurate estimates of transmitter location remains a significant challenge. OBJECTIVES We wish to demonstrate that(More)
The accumulation of fat droplets within the liver is an important marker of liver disease. This study assesses gradations of steatosis in mouse livers using crawling waves, which are interfering patterns of shear waves introduced into the liver by external sources. The crawling waves are detected by Doppler ultrasound imaging techniques, and these are(More)
MOTIVATION Quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) is one of the most widely used methods to measure gene expression. Despite extensive research in qPCR laboratory protocols, normalization and statistical analysis, little attention has been given to qPCR non-detects-those reactions failing to produce a minimum amount of signal. RESULTS We show that the common(More)
With discovery of diverse roles for RNA, its centrality in cellular functions has become increasingly apparent. A number of algorithms have been developed to predict RNA secondary structure. Their performance has been benchmarked by comparing structure predictions to reference secondary structures. Generally, algorithms are compared against each other and(More)
Boolean networks (BoN) are relatively simple and interpretable models of gene regulatory networks. Specifying these models with fewer parameters while retaining their ability to describe complex regulatory relationships is an ongoing methodological challenge. Additionally, extending these models to incorporate variable gene decay rates, asynchronous gene(More)
Bayesian network models are commonly used to model gene expression data. Some applications require a comparison of the network structure of a set of genes between varying phenotypes. In principle, separately fit models can be directly compared, but it is difficult to assign statistical significance to any observed differences. There would therefore be an(More)
  • Joanna Marie Giddings, T Archibald Date, Anthony Almudevar, Tom Archibald, Paul Cabilio, Latera Carey +9 others
  • 2002
Approved by the Honours Committee Date ii I, Joanna M. Giddings, hereby grant permission to the University Librarian at Acadia University to provide copies of the thesis, on request, on a non-profit basis. Date iii Acknowledgements Funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada allowed me to devote the summer of 2001 towards my(More)