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In this paper, we propose a novel ranking scheme named Affinity Ranking (AR) to re-rank search results by optimizing two metrics: (1) diversity -- which indicates the variance of topics in a group of documents; (2) information richness -- which measures the coverage of a single document to its topic. Both of the two metrics are calculated from a directed(More)
As one of the main features of H.264/AVC, intra prediction coding technique acts as a basis for encoding performance and efficiency. In official reference software Joint Model (JM), it employs the rate distortion optimization (RDO) technique to get to the best encoding performance. By full searching (FS) all of the candidate modes under the rule of RDO,(More)
The placenta is a transient organ that forms during pregnancy to support the growth and development of the fetus. During human placental development, trophoblast cells differentiate through two major pathways. In the villous pathway, cytotrophoblast cells fuse to form multinucleated syncytiotrophoblast. In the extravillous pathway, cytotrophoblast cells(More)
AIMS To test the hypothesis that initiation and intensification with 25% insulin lispro, 75% insulin lispro protamine suspension (LM25), is non-inferior to initiation and intensification with glargine + insulin lispro therapy on change from baseline in HbA(1c). METHODS In this randomized, non-inferiority (margin of 0.4%), parallel, prospective,(More)
Progesterone has been used in the hormonal treatment of endometrial cancer (EC) for many years, but the response rates are unsatisfying. The down-regulated progesterone receptor (PR) is the main reason for treatment failure. The insulin-like growth factor (IGF) system is related to EC risk, and IGF-I can inhibit PR transcription in breast cancer. Recent(More)
Discovery of clinical pathway (CP) patterns has experienced increased attention over the years due to its importance for revealing the structure, semantics and dynamics of CPs, and to its usefulness for providing clinicians with explicit knowledge which can be directly used to guide treatment activities of individual patients. Generally, discovery of CP(More)
Recently, a novel H7N9 avian influenza A virus has led to a human influenza outbreak in China. Here we report a 64-year old man with possible history of chronic bronchitis died from the H7N9 infection in Huzhou City, Zhejiang Province in Eastern China. The patient had been exposed to poultry before disease onset. Phylogenetic analyses of hemagglutinin and(More)
BACKGROUND Microbial consortia represent promising candidates for aiding in the development of plant biomass conversion strategies for biofuel production. However, the interaction between different community members and the dynamics of enzyme complements during the lignocellulose deconstruction process remain poorly understood. We present here a(More)
BACKGROUND Preeclampsia (PE) is a pregnancy-specific syndrome manifested by on-set of hypertension and proteinuria after 20 weeks of gestation. Abnormal placenta development has been generally accepted as initial cause of the disorder. Recently, miR-195 was found to be down-regulated in preeclamptic placentas compared with normal pregnant ones, indicating(More)
The sternal ends of right clavicles of Japanese aged 13-31 years (n = 54) autopsied during 1982-1992 were observed for determining degree of epiphyseal union to establish a criterion for age estimation. As the degree of union 5 stages (McKern and Stewart, 1957) were applied to samples: Stage 0; without any union between the trunk and the epiphyseal cap,(More)