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No prior cohort studies exist in China examining the association of outdoor air pollution with mortality. We studied 70,947 middle-aged men and women in the China National Hypertension Survey and its follow-up study. Baseline data were obtained in 1991 using a standard protocol. The follow-up evaluation was conducted in 1999 and 2000. Annual average air(More)
With the increasing prevalence of large scale cloud computing environments, how to place requested applications into available computing servers regarding to energy consumption has become an essential research problem, but existing application placement approaches are still not effective for live applications with dynamic characters. In this paper, we(More)
We performed a meta-analysis of 2 genome-wide association studies of coronary artery disease comprising 1,515 cases and 5,019 controls followed by replication studies in 15,460 cases and 11,472 controls, all of Chinese Han ancestry. We identify four new loci for coronary artery disease that reached the threshold of genome-wide significance (P < 5 × 10(-8)).(More)
During the last decades, the interest of using membrane technology has emerged in wastewater treatment as well as drinking water and process water production. However, the impediment of the membrane technology is the fouling problem and consequently higher operating and membrane replacement cost. Hence, better understanding of membrane fouling is not only(More)
With energy and power costs increasing as the size of IT infrastructures grows, virtualization technologies enable scalable management for large scale of virtual machines running on physical systems, and virtualizationbased green cloud computing paradigm is springing up to provide a scalable and energy-efficient network software application (NetApp in(More)
Recently, keyword search has attracted a great deal of attention in XML database. It is hard to directly improve the relevancy of XML keyword search because lots of keyword-matched nodes may not contribute to the results. To address this challenge, in this paper we design an adaptive XML keyword search approach, called XBridge, that can derive the semantics(More)
Trans-resveratrol is a phenolic compound enriched in polygonum cuspidatum and has diverse biological activities. There is only limited information about the antidepressant-like effect of trans-resveratrol. The present study investigated whether trans-resveratrol has antidepressant-like activity in rats exposed to chronic stress by using two behavioral(More)
Cloud computing has become a popular computing paradigm in which virtualized and scalable resources are consolidated to provide services over Internet. However, the resource capability of a single cloud is generally limited, and some applications often require various cloud centers over Internet to deliver services together. Therefore, a Virtual(More)
In recent years we have witnessed the rapid advent of cloud computing, in which the remote software is delivered as a service and accessed by users using a thin client over the Internet. In particular, the traditional desktop application can execute in the remote virtual machines without re-architecture providing a personal desktop experience to users(More)