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BACKGROUND Streptococcus suis serotype 2 (S. suis 2, SS2) is a major zoonotic pathogen that causes only sporadic cases of meningitis and sepsis in humans. Most if not all cases of Streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS) that have been well-documented to date were associated with the non-SS2 group A streptococcus (GAS). However, a recent large-scale(More)
Carbon cycling in Southern Ocean is a major issue in climate change, hence the need to understand the role of biota in the regulation of carbon fixation and cycling. Southern Ocean is a heterogeneous system, characterized by a strong seasonality, due to long dark winter. Yet, currently little is known about biogeochemical dynamics during this season,(More)
Hiding capacity is very important for efficient covert communications. For JPEG2000 compressed images, it is necessary to enlarge the hiding capacity because the available redundancy is very limited. In addition, the bitstream truncation makes it difficult to hide information. In this paper, a high-capacity steganography scheme is proposed for the JPEG2000(More)
Little is known about the effects of successful treatment on brain function in chronic pain. This study examined changes in pain-evoked brain activation following behavioral extinction training in fibromyalgia patients. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, brain activation to painful mechanical stimuli applied to the 2nd phalanx of the left 2nd(More)
In this paper, we make some analysis on the FitzHugh-Nagumo model and improve it to build a neural network, and the network is used to implement visual selection and attention shifting. Each group of neurons representing one object of a visual input is synchronized; different groups of neurons representing different objects of a visual input are(More)
Die Identification of cognitive deficits may contribute to the therapy success. The present study compares cognitive function of patients with chronic low back pain (cLBP) before and after multidisciplinary pain therapy (MDTP). 32 patients with cLBP and 25 healthy controls were assessed with the Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery (CANTAB).(More)