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—In the traditional cooperative communication scenario , coordination is required among relay nodes to help data transmission through distributed signal transmission or coding techniques. For large cooperative networks, the overhead for coordination is huge and the synchronization among relays is very difficult. In this paper, we propose uncoordinated(More)
Many studies have shown that chronic stress can cause neuronal damage and depression, but this exact mechanism still remains unknown. Neurons are vulnerable to lipid peroxidation-induced damage because the major part of neuronal cell membrane is polyunsaturated fatty acids that are substrate for reactive oxygen species. Since endogenous antioxidant defense(More)
The exposures to extremely low frequency magnetic field (ELF-MF) in our environment have dramatically increased. Epidemiological studies suggest that there is a possible association between ELF-MF exposure and increased risks of cardiovascular disease, cancers and neurodegenerative disorders. Animal studies show that ELF-MF exposure may interfere with the(More)
We analyze the symbol error probability (SEP) performance of cooperative diversity networks with opportunistic decode-and-forward (ODF) relaying. Assuming that channels suffer from independent nonidentical Rayleigh fading and symbols are M-PSK modulated, the approximate closed-form SEP expressions are derived for opportunistic relaying with adaptive and(More)
—Lifetime extension is a key design issue for wireless sensor networks (WSN) with battery-operated nodes. Compared with direct transmission, transmission power can be significantly reduced by cooperative communication, because it can effectively mitigate multi-path fading by introducing space diversity. In this paper, BER analysis for M-PSK and M-QAM(More)
Human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have therapeutic potential because of their ability to self-renew and differentiate into multiple tissues. However, senescence often occurs in MSCs when they are cultured in vitro and the molecular mechanisms underlying this effect remain unclear. In this study, we found that NAD-dependent protein deacetylase SIRT1 is(More)
Cooperative diversity has recently been proposed as a promising technology to achieve spatial diversity in wireless networks. In [1], the performance of incremental amplify-and-forward (AF) relaying cooperative diversity networks is analyzed. In this paper, a new relaying scheme in conjunction with incremental decode-and-forward (DF) relaying and selective(More)