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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)
The problem of assessing the variability in pedigree reconstruction using DNA markers is considered for the special case of single generation samples with no parents present. Error in pedigree reconstruction is measured through a metric imposed on the space of partitions of the individuals into family groups. A confidence set can therefore be taken to be a(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)
  • 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)