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Channel estimation and blind equalization of multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) communications channels is considered using primarily the second-order statistics of the data. Such models arise when a single receiver data from multiple sources is fractionally sampled (assuming that there is excess bandwidth) or when an antenna array is used with or(More)
Declines in immune function are well described in the elderly and are considered to contribute significantly to the disease burden in this population. Regulatory T cells (T(regs)), a CD4(+) T cell subset usually characterized by high CD25 expression, control the intensity of immune responses both in rodents and humans. However, because CD25 expression does(More)
Lymphatic vessels develop from specialized endothelial cells in preexisting blood vessels, but the molecular signals that regulate this separation are unknown. Here we identify a failure to separate emerging lymphatic vessels from blood vessels in mice lacking the hematopoietic signaling protein SLP-76 or Syk. Blood-lymphatic connections lead to embryonic(More)
High switching frequency, high resolution digital pulse-width modulator (DPWM) is one of major challenges in the implementation of digital-controlled power converters, especially in the voltage regulator (VR) application. This paper proposes three different digital duty cycle modulation schemes to improve the resolution. Almost 10 times improvement on(More)
The objectives of this study are to track the occurrence, distribution, and sources of phenolic endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) in the 22 rivers around Dianchi Lake in China, to estimate the input and output amounts of phenolic EDCs in the water system, and to provide more comprehensive fundamental data for risk assessment and contamination control of(More)
The distribution and bioaccumulation of steroidal and phenolic endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) were studied in various tissues of wild fish species from Dianchi Lake, China. In muscle tissue, 4-tert-octylphenol, 4-cumylphenol, 4-nonlyphenol and bisphenol A were detected in fish from each sampling site, with maximal concentrations of 4.6, 4.4, 18.9 and(More)
In this paper, the global asymptotic stability for a class of uncertain delayed cellular neural networks with discrete and distributed time-varying delays (DCNNs) is considered. Based on the Lyapunov functional stability analysis for differential equations and the linear matrix inequality (LMI) optimization approach, a new criterion is derived to guarantee(More)
This paper describes the design and implementation of an open source FPGA-based SATA2 core. It provides the ability to directly interface with hardware cores which is beneficial for high performance and embedded computing applications. Additionally, the core has a bus interface and DMA engine that makes it available to the operating system through a Linux(More)
Osteoporosis is a systemic skeletal disease that is characterized by low bone density and microarchitectural deterioration of bone tissue. The increasing prevalence of osteoporosis has attracted much attention. In this study, MC3T3-E1 pre-osteoblasts were treated with the natural compound, baicalein (0.1 μmol/L, 1 μmol/L, 10 μmol/L), to stimulate(More)