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Mobile users of computation and communication services have been rapidly adopting battery-powered mobile handhelds, such as PocketPCs and SmartPhones, for their work. However, the limited battery-lifetime of these devices restricts their portability and applicability, and this weakness can be exacerbated by mobile malware targeting depletion of battery(More)
— This paper is intended to guide developers of wireless systems who are puzzled by the vast number of radio configuration parameters and options. We provide experimental data comparing power consumption of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), ZigBee and ANT protocols for a cyclic sleep scenario, in which a short-range and low-power wireless sensor node periodically(More)
Aphids exhibit unique attributes, such as polyphenisms and specialized cells to house endosymbionts, that make them an interesting system for studies at the interface of ecology, evolution and development. Here we present a comprehensive characterization of the developmental genes in the pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum, and compare our results to other(More)
A language L is prefix-free if, whenever words u and v are in L and u is a prefix of v, then u = v. Suffix-, factor-, and subword-free languages are defined similarly, where " subword " means " subsequence ". A language is bifix-free if it is both prefix-and suffix-free. We study the quotient complexity , more commonly known as state complexity, of(More)
To examine the effects of blood components within the vitreous on proliferation by cells in the retina, homologous hemoglobin or FeSO4 was injected into the rabbit vitreous. Cells undergoing DNA synthesis were labeled by 3H-thymidine injected into the vitreous or into the circulation. Both hemoglobin and FeSO4 stimulate proliferation in cells throughout the(More)
Bacterial biofilm formation is responsible for numerous chronic infections, causing a severe health burden. Many of these infections cannot be resolved, as bacteria in biofilms are resistant to the host's immune defenses and antibiotic therapy. New strategies to treat biofilm-based infections are critically needed. Cyclic di-GMP (c-di-GMP) is a widely(More)
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic disorder characterized by multifocal pain and other associated somatic symptoms including fatigue, insomnia, cognitive/memory problems, and even psychological distress. It appears that 2-4% of the general population suffers from FM. FM negatively impacts the physical functioning of its patients, as evidenced by difficulties(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence of moderate-to-severe transient neonatal hypocalcemia in term neonates and to describe the characteristics of affected infants and the outcomes of their management. METHODS We reviewed medical records of all term infants <31 days of age who presented to Children's Medical Center Dallas from 2001 to 2009 with(More)
UNLABELLED Gout is a relatively common inflammatory arthritis that is typically known to occur in middle-aged men. The prevalence of gout appears to be shifting, however, and is increasing in the elderly population. Gout is characterized by severely intense pain and can greatly impact patient quality of life. The study of gout and associated conditions(More)