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The functional mechanisms of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have become a research focus in recent years. Accumulating evidence supports the notion that MSCs act in a paracrine manner. Therefore, the biological factors in conditioned medium, including exosomes and soluble factors, derived from MSC cultures are being explored extensively. The results from(More)
The dimensionless thermoelectric figure of merit (ZT) in bismuth antimony telluride (BiSbTe) bulk alloys has remained around 1 for more than 50 years. We show that a peak ZT of 1.4 at 100 degrees C can be achieved in a p-type nanocrystalline BiSbTe bulk alloy. These nanocrystalline bulk materials were made by hot pressing nanopowders that were ball-milled(More)
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) plays an essential regulatory role in the survival and differentiation of various neural cell types during brain development and after injury. In this study, we used neural stem cells (NSCs) genetically modified to encode BDNF gene (BDNF/NSCs) and naive NSCs transplantation and found that BDNF/NSCs significantly(More)
PubChem (https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov) is a public repository for information on chemical substances and their biological activities, launched in 2004 as a component of the Molecular Libraries Roadmap Initiatives of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). For the past 11 years, PubChem has grown to a sizable system, serving as a chemical information(More)
A variety of real-life mobile sensing applications are becoming available, especially in the life-logging, fitness tracking and health monitoring domains. These applications use mobile sensors embedded in smart phones to recognize human activities in order to get a better understanding of human behavior. While progress has been made, human activity(More)
Lignocellulosic biomass-derived sugars are considered nowadays to be an economically attractive carbohydrate feedstock for large-scale fermentations of bulk chemicals such as lactic acid. In the present study, corncob molasses containing a high content of xylose, which is one of the lignocellulosic biomasses and a waste by-product from xylitol production,(More)
—Gaussian frequency shift keying (GFSK) is a promising digital modulation scheme. The design of simple and high-performance receivers for GFSK systems is a challenging task. In this letter, we develop an optimized differential GFSK demodulator and investigate the phase wrapping issue in its implementation. Simulation results show bit-error-rate (BER)(More)
—This note investigates the output feedback stabilization of net-worked control systems (NCSs). The sensor-to-controller (S-C) and controller to -actuator (C-A) random network-induced delays are modeled as Markov chains. The focus is on the design of a two-mode-dependent controller that depends on not only the current S-C delay but also the most recent(More)