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This paper presents a new blind equalization algorithm called multimodulus algorithm (MMA). This algorithm combines the benefits of the well-known reduced constellation algorithm (RCA) and constant modulus algorithm (CMA). In addition, MMA provides more flexibility than RCA and CMA, and is better suited to take advantage of the symbol statistics of certain(More)
Staphylococcus epidermidis strains are diverse in their pathogenicity; some are invasive and cause serious nosocomial infections, whereas others are non-pathogenic commensal organisms. To analyse the implications of different virulence factors in Staphylococcus epidermidis infections, the complete genome of Staphylococcus epidermidis strain ATCC 12228, a(More)
The objective of this study was to assess the contribution of the VKORC1 and CYP2C9 genotypes and age, body size, and weight of the patients to the warfarin dose requirement in a Chinese population. Blood samples were collected from 178 Chinese patients with stable warfarin dose requirements and an international normalized ratio (INR) of the prothrombin(More)
I this paper we formally introduce a generic real-time multivehicle truckload pickup and delivery problem. The problem includes the consideration of various costs associated with trucks’ empty travel distances, jobs’ delayed completion times, and job rejections. Although very simple, the problem captures most features of the operational problem of a(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Barrett's esophagus (BE) is a highly premalignant disease that predisposes to the development of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC); however, the involvement of microRNAs (miRs) in BE-EAC carcinogenic progression is not known. METHODS Esophageal cultured cells (HEEpiC, QhTRT, ChTRT, GihTRT, and OE-33) and esophageal tissues (22 normal(More)
UNLABELLED Cholangiocarcinomas (CCAs) are aggressive cancers, with high mortality and poor survival rates. Only radical surgery offers patients some hope of cure; however, most patients are not surgical candidates because of late diagnosis secondary to relatively poor accuracy of diagnostic means. MicroRNAs (miRs) are involved in every cancer examined, but(More)
The virulence factor database (VFDB, http://www.mgc.ac.cn/VFs/) is dedicated to providing up-to-date knowledge of virulence factors (VFs) of various bacterial pathogens. Since its inception the VFDB has served as a comprehensive repository of bacterial VFs for over a decade. The exponential growth in the amount of biological data is challenging to the(More)
Next-generation non-volatile memories (NVMs) promise DRAM-like performance, persistence, and high density. They can attach directly to processors to form non-volatile main memory (NVMM) and offer the opportunity to build very low-latency storage systems. These high-performance storage systems would be especially useful in large-scale data center(More)