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Over the past 4 years, a number of investigators have reported findings suggestive of linkage to schizophrenia, with markers on chromosomes 13q32 and 8p21, with one recent study by Blouin et al. reporting significant linkage to these regions. As part of an ongoing genome scan, we evaluated microsatellite markers spanning chromosomes 8 and 13, for linkage to(More)
A number of recent linkage studies have suggested the presence of a schizophrenia susceptibility locus on chromosome 6p. We evaluated 28 genetic markers, spanning chromosome 6, for linkage to schizophrenia in 10 moderately large Canadian families of Celtic ancestry. Parametric analyses of these families under autosomal dominant and recessive models, using(More)
An input-constrained channel, or simply a constraint, is a set of S of words that is generated by a finite labeled directed graph. In the context of coding, the study of constraints mainly aims at designing encoders that map unconstrained input words into words of S in a lossless manner. In most applications, the encoders are finite-state machines that map(More)
1 Motivation Figure 1: A perspective schematic of high frequency wobbles. This paper presents an overview of a new method of write clock generation on rewritable DVD drives that eliminates many of the problems associated with reading rewritable disks in DVD-ROM drives. It is believed that such a format will provide tremendous benefits to the end user,(More)
In this paper, we report the feasibility of integrating a novel low cost optical coherence tomography (OCT) system with a dermascope for point-of-care applications. The proposed OCT system is based on an enhanced time-domain optical coherence tomographic system, called multiple reference OCT (MR-OCT), which uses a single miniature voice coil actuator and a(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Monitoring the curing kinetics of light-activated resin is a key area of research. These resins are used in restorative applications and particularly in dental applications. They can undergo volumetric shrinkage due to poor control of the depth dependent curing process, modulated by the intensity and duration of the curing light(More)
Consider a (d 1 k 1)-RLL constraint that is contained in a (d 2 k 2)-RLL constraint , where k 1 2d 1 and d 2 > 0, and x a codeword length q > k 2. It is shown that whenever there exist block decodable encoders with codeword length q for those two constraints, there exist such encoders where one is a subgraph of the otherr furthermore, both encoders can be(More)
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is emerging as a powerful noncontact imaging technique, allowing high-quality cross-sectional imaging of scattering specimens nondestructively. However, the complexity and cost of current embodiments of an OCT system limit its use in various nondestructive testing (NDT) applications at resource-limited settings. In this(More)
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