Connie Wang

Neera Khattar2
Stephanie Tjho2
2Neera Khattar
2Stephanie Tjho
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BACKGROUND Circadian disruptions through frequent transmeridian travel, rotating shift work, and poor sleep hygiene are associated with an array of physical and mental health maladies, including marked deficits in human cognitive function. Despite anecdotal and correlational reports suggesting a negative impact of circadian disruptions on brain function,(More)
We describe a flexible hardware encoder for regular and irregular low-density parity-check (LDPC) codes. Although LDPC codes achieve achieve better performance and lower decoding complexity than Turbo codes, a major drawback of LDPC codes is their apparently high encoding complexity. Using an efficient encoding method proposed by Richardson and Urbanke, we(More)
Insights in structural biology can be gained by analyzing protein architectures and characterizing their structural similarities. Current computational approaches enable a comparison of a variety of structural and physicochemical properties in protein space. Here we describe the automated detection of rotational symmetries within a representative set of(More)
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a relatively new addition to the expanding category of oncovirus-induced cancers. Although still comparably rare, the number of cases has risen dramatically in recent years. Further complicating this trend is that MCC is an extremely aggressive neoplasm with poor patient prognosis and limited treatment options for advanced(More)
Information about patients with primary immune deficiencies can be scarce because of the rarity of the disorders. Individual centers rarely have sufficient patients to educate trainees and garner collective wisdom. Registries for many diseases have proven their worth by providing essential information on disease spectrum, treatments and natural history.(More)
Atypical social gaze is commonly observed in individuals with autism (ASD) in real-world and clinical settings. Laboratory tasks using social stimuli have shown reduced gaze to face and eyes and reduced social orienting in high-functioning adults compared to neurotypical (NT) controls, although differences were often marginal, perhaps due to static stimuli(More)
Circadian rhythms impact a variety of behavioral and physiological functions contributing to longevity and successful reproduction. In their natural environments, individuals of a species are faced with a multitude of challenges and the coordination of internal processes and behavior with external pressures has been hypothesized to be an important target of(More)
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