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We constructed five different structures, consisting of a genetic marker flanked by directly repeated sequences 2-4 kb long, in the Bacillus subtilis chromosome. When a selective pressure was applied amplification of the marker and one of the repeats was observed in all cases. Amplification was not detected with two markers which were not flanked by the(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to demonstrate the feasibility of improving perceived acoustic comfort for a standard clinical magnetic resonance imaging protocol via gradient wave form optimization and validate parallel imaging as a means to achieve a further reduction of acoustic noise. MATERIALS AND METHODS The gradient wave forms of a(More)
Magnetic resonance (MR) fingerprinting is a technique for acquiring and processing MR data that simultaneously provides quantitative maps of different tissue parameters through a pattern recognition algorithm. A predefined dictionary models the possible signal evolutions simulated using the Bloch equations with different combinations of various MR(More)
PURPOSE Unpleasant acoustic noise is a drawback of almost every MRI scan. Instead of reducing acoustic noise to improve patient comfort, we propose a technique for mitigating the noise problem by producing musical sounds directly from the switching magnetic fields while simultaneously quantifying multiple important tissue properties. THEORY AND METHODS(More)
UNLABELLED Aphids constitute a diverse group of plant-feeding insects and are among the most important crop pests in temperate regions. Their morphological identification is time-consuming and requires specific knowledge, training and skills that may take years to acquire. We assessed the advantages and limits of DNA barcoding with the standard COI barcode(More)
PURPOSE To reduce the acquisition time needed to obtain reliable parametric maps with Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting. METHODS An iterative-denoising algorithm is initialized by reconstructing the MRF image series at low image resolution. For subsequent iterations, the method enforces pixel-wise fidelity to the best-matching dictionary template then(More)
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