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Computer security is severely threatened by software vulnerabilities. Prior work shows that information flow tracking (also referred to as taint analysis) is a promising technique to detect a wide range of security attacks. However, current information flow tracking systems are not very practical, because they either require program annotations, source(More)
Transactional memory offers significant advantages for concurrency control compared to locks. This paper presents the design and implementation of transactional memory constructs in an unmanaged language. Unmanaged languages pose a unique set of challenges to transactional memory constructs - for example, lack of type and memory safety, use of function(More)
Our previous studies have demonstrated that stable microRNAs (miRNAs) in mammalian serum and plasma are actively secreted from tissues and cells and can serve as a novel class of biomarkers for diseases, and act as signaling molecules in intercellular communication. Here, we report the surprising finding that exogenous plant miRNAs are present in the sera(More)
We consider handheld computing devices which are connected to a server (or a powerful desktop machine) via a wireless LAN. On such devices, it is often possible to save the energy on the handheld by offloading its computation to the server. In this work, based on profiling information on computation time and data sharing at the level of procedure calls, we(More)
Down-regulation of miR-138 (microRNA-138) has been frequently observed in various cancers, including HNSCC (head and neck squamous cell carcinoma). Our previous studies suggest that down-regulation of miR-138 is associated with mesenchymal-like cell morphology and enhanced cell migration and invasion. In the present study, we demonstrated that these(More)
As transistors become increasingly smaller and faster with tighter noise margins, modern processors are becoming increasingly more susceptible to transient hardware faults. Existing Hardware-based Redundant Multi-Threading (HRMT) approaches rely mostly on special-purpose hardware to replicate the program into redundant execution threads and compare their(More)
A recently proposed product quantization method is efficient for large scale approximate nearest neighbor search, however, its performance on unstructured vectors is limited. This paper introduces residual vector quantization based approaches that are appropriate for unstructured vectors. Database vectors are quantized by residual vector quantizer. The(More)
By employing spatial multiplexing, Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) wireless antenna systems provide increases in capacity without the need for additional spectrum or power. Zero-Forcing (ZF) detection is a simple and effective technique for retrieving multiple transmitted data streams at the receiver. However the detection requires knowledge of the(More)
The detection of nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) at an early stage presents a daunting challenge due to the lack of a specific noninvasive marker. The discovery of microRNAs (miRNAs), particularly those found in serum, has opened a new avenue for tumor diagnosis. To determine whether the expression profile of serum miRNAs can serve as a NSCLC fingerprint,(More)
BACKGROUND Prognosis of patients with gastric cancer (GC) is generally poor due to the lack of non-invasive tools for GC detection. The purpose of present study was to identify a serum microRNA (miRNA) expression profile that can serve as a novel diagnostic biomarker for GC detection and to assess its clinical applications in monitoring disease progression.(More)