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The NIST competition for developing the new cryptographic hash algorithm SHA-3 has entered its third round. One evaluation criterion is the ability of the candidate algorithm to be implemented on resource-constrained platforms. This includes FPGAs for embedded and hand-held devices. However, there has not been a comprehensive set of lightweight(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to compare the precision and accuracy of 6 imaging software programs for measuring upper airway volumes in cone-beam computed tomography data. METHODS The sample consisted of 33 growing patients and an oropharynx acrylic phantom, scanned with an i-CAT scanner (Imaging Sciences International, Hatfield, Pa). The known(More)
Mutations in ACTA2, encoding the smooth muscle cell (SMC)-specific isoform of α-actin (α-SMA), cause thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections and occlusive vascular diseases, including early onset coronary artery disease and stroke. We have shown that occlusive arterial lesions in patients with heterozygous ACTA2 missense mutations show increased numbers(More)
Genetic studies have shown the association of Parkinson's disease with alleles of the major histocompatibility complex. Here we show that a defined set of peptides that are derived from α-synuclein, a protein aggregated in Parkinson's disease, act as antigenic epitopes displayed by these alleles and drive helper and cytotoxic T cell responses in patients(More)
We benchmarked many implementations of all remaining SHA-3 candidate algorithms on several platforms. The benchmarking method used in this report is called XBX, short for eXternal Benchmarking eXtension, an extension of the SUPERCOP-eBASH framework [7] that allows benchmarking small devices. For details on how XBX works, please see [3]. The main sources of(More)
Using a novel tissue-specific RNA interference (RNAi) approach that mimics the principle by which naturally occurring microRNAs (miRNA) are made, we demonstrate that the Wilms' tumor 1 (WT1) transcription factor has an essential role in spermatogenesis. Mice depleted of WT1 in Sertoli nurse cells suffered from increased germ cell apoptosis, loss of adherens(More)
Looking at a textbook picture of a cell, it all seems perfectly serene within, like a bird’s eye view of a beautiful city. Zooming in close, however, a much more dynamic image emerges (see the cover). It soon becomes apparent that cells encounter a wide variety of conditions, many of which can induce stresses. These insults must be carefully and(More)
BACKGROUND Allergens from house dust mites (HDM) are a common cause of asthma. Der p and Der f from Dermatophagoides sp. are strong immunogens in humans. Allergen extracts are used to study T helper (Th2) cell responses to HDM, which are implicated in the development and regulation of allergic disease. OBJECTIVE To define an epitope mixture that(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to develop a new methodology to visualize in 3 dimensions whole teeth, including the roots, at any moment during orthodontic treatment without the need for multiple cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans. METHODS An extraoral typodont model was created using extracted teeth placed in a wax base. These teeth(More)
This paper describes a capstone design project by four undergraduate students (first four authors listed in alphabetical order by last name). A noninvasive brain computer interface (BCI) based on the steady state visual evoked potential (SSVEP) has been developed and utilized in controlling an iRobot platform remotely in real-time closed-loop fashion using(More)