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BACKGROUND Soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections affect more than two out of every five schoolchildren in the poorest regions of rural China, an alarmingly high prevalence rate given the low cost and wide availability of safe and effective deworming treatment. Understanding of local knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding STH infection in rural(More)
Multi-dimensional and transient flows play a key role in many areas of science, engineering, and health sciences but are often not well understood. The complex nature of these flows may be studied using particle image velocimetry (PIV), a laser-based imaging technique for optically accessible flows. Though many forms of PIV exist that extend the technique(More)
Accurate 3D protein structure prediction is one of the most challenging problems facing bioinformaticians today. This thesis develops and examines an evaluation module for ranking predicted super-secondary structures – specifically α-helix pairs – as part of a case-based reasoning system. The proposed module is part of the Triptych project, which aims at(More)
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