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BACKGROUND Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), including mainly ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD), are inflammatory disorders of the gastrointestinal tract caused by an interplay of genetic and environmental factors. Murine colitis model induced by Dextran Sulfate Sodium (DSS) is an animal model of IBD that is commonly used to address the(More)
—This paper considers the transmission performance of multimedia streams, especially Scalable Video Coding (SVC), over mobile WiMAX networks. SVC supports temporal, spatial, and quality scalabilities at bit-stream level, which enables the easy adaptation of video by selecting the subsets of bit-stream. Thus, SVC streams are more suitable than non-scalable(More)
As the graying workforce increases and the work patterns of our younger workers are more mobile, knowledge retention, attrition, and transfer become key determinants of the longevity of an organization. This is particularly true in edge organizations, which thrive on adaptability and agility to survive. In order for workforce development and succession(More)
—Scalable Video Coding is the latest extension of the famous Advance Video Coding standard. The main advantage of SVC is that it can provide scalability for visual services which are serving customers with heterogeneous network conditions and terminals' capabilities. Nevertheless , the multimedia service research community and industry have not been able to(More)
Microbiota are known to modulate host gene expression, yet the underlying molecular mechanisms remain elusive. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are importantly implicated in many cellular functions by post-transcriptionally regulating gene expression via binding to the 3'-untranslated regions (3'-UTRs) of the target mRNAs. However, a role for miRNAs in microbiota-host(More)
Joint source-channel decoding of variable length codes (VLC) for image and video streaming transmission over unreliable links, such as wireless networks, is a subject of increasing interest. This paper proposes an optimum maximum likelihood (ML) decoder of VLC sequences which exploits additional inherent redundancy in the source information, namely: (i) the(More)