We present FLEXWIN, an open source algorithm for the automated selection of time windows on pairs of observed and synthetic seismograms. The algorithm was designed specifically to accommodate synthetic seismograms produced from 3-D wavefield simulations, which capture complex phases that do not necessarily exist in 1-D simulations or traditional traveltime… (More)
Chronic hepatitis B continues to be a global problem, with an estimated 240 million cases according to the World Health Organization. Chronic infection with the hepatitis B virus (HBV) is associated with cirrhosis, hepatic decompensation, and hepatocellular carcinoma. There are currently several US Food and Drug Administration-approved medications for… (More)
Background Chronic liver disease increases the socioeconomic and emotional burden on the patient's caregiver. This is important because a patient's adherence to therapy and transplant eligibility is dependent on the caregiver's ability to handle these challenges.
We all share similar innate emotions, but our cultural experiences nurture us to express them differently. The musical form " theme and variations " offer us a unique lens to uncover in each culture the relationships between the musical surface that touches us most directly, and the underlying structures that are more abstract. Variations are musical… (More)