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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)
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)
The single machine scheduling problem with sum of completion times criterion (SS) can be solved easily by the Shortest Processing Time (SPT) rule. In the case of significant uncertainty of the processing times, a robustness approach is appropriate. In this paper, we show that the robust version of the (SS) problem is NP-complete even for very restricted(More)
MOTIVATION The amplified interest in metabolic profiling has generated the need for additional tools to assist in the rapid analysis of complex data sets. RESULTS A new program; metabolomics spectral formatting, alignment and conversion tools, (MSFACTs) is described here for the automated import, reformatting, alignment, and export of large(More)
To establish a novel in vivo test system for rapid detection of environmental estrogens, an ere-zvtg1: gfp transgenic zebrafish line has been generated. In this transgenic line, under control conditions, GFP was exclusively expressed in the liver of mature adult female fish. Male and larval transgenic fish did not express GFP but could be induced to express(More)
Noncystic periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) in premature infants is becoming a predominant lesion form. However, detection of the gray matter (GM) lesions involved in this disease, which closely relate to the later cognitive and behavioral deficits, is challenging because of their subtle and transient nature observed by conventional MRI. This study(More)
In this study, the impact of 17alpha-ethynylestradiol (EE2) on reproduction in zebrafish (Danio rerio) was evaluated using vitellogenin (Vtg) induction, mortality rate, growth, sex ratio, gonad histology, fecundity, and sperm parameters as endpoints. Two days post-hatch (2dph) zebrafish were exposed to solvent control or EE2 at 0.4, 2, and 10ng/l for 3(More)