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A recent study reported that OLIG2 had a significant association with schizophrenia in the UK population. We genotyped three variants scattered among the genomic region of OLIG2, namely rs1005573, rs762178 and rs1059004 in a sample consisting of 329 schizophrenia patients and 288 controls. The results provide further evidence that the SNP rs762178 in OLIG2(More)
BACKGROUND Schizophrenia is a complex major psychiatric disorder affecting ∼1% of the world population. Recently, in a genome-wide association study and a follow-up in Caucasians, Stefansson et al. examined 7662 schizophrenic cases and 29053 normal control subjects and reported seven common single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that were significantly(More)
—In this paper, we present an interconnection structure, called the balanced hypercube, which is a variation of the standard hypercube with desirable properties of strong connectivity, regularity, and symmetry. The proposed structure is a special type of load balanced graph designed to tolerate processor failure. In balanced hypercubes, each processor has a(More)
—As the supply chain of electronic circuits grows more complex, with parts coming from different suppliers scattered across the globe, counterfeit integrated circuits (ICs) are becoming a serious challenge which calls for immediate solutions. Counterfeiting includes re-labeling legitimate chips or illegitimately replicating chips and deceptively selling(More)
The groundbreaking discovery of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) provides a new source for cell therapy. However, whether the iPS derived functional lineages from different cell origins have different immunogenicity remains unknown. It had been known that the cells isolated from extra-embryonic tissues, such as umbilical cord mesenchymal cells(More)
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS Glucokinase (GCK) plays a role in glucose metabolism and glucose-stimulated insulin secretion. Rare mutations in GCK cause MODY. We investigated whether common variation (minor allele frequency ≥0.01) in GCK is associated with metabolic traits and type 2 diabetes. METHODS Four exonic single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and three SNPs(More)
<para> Energy distribution over wavelet subbands is a widely used feature for wavelet packet based texture classification. Due to the overcomplete nature of the wavelet packet decomposition, feature selection is usually applied for a better classification accuracy and a compact feature representation. The majority of wavelet feature selection algorithms(More)
In this paper, we propose a novel framework, passive set-position modulation (PSPM), which enables us to connect a (continuous-time) robot's position to a sequence of slowly updating/sparse (discrete-time) set-position signal via the simple (yet frequently used in practice) spring coupling with damping injection, while enforcing passivity of the closed-loop(More)