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A method for registering pairs of digital images of the retina is presented, using a small set of intrinsic control points whose matching is not known. Control point matching is then achieved by calculating similarity transformation (ST) coefficients for all possible combinations of control point pairs. The cluster of coefficients associated with the(More)
A near-infrared diode laser with sample-grating distributed Bragg reflectors was used as a widely tunable spectroscopic source for multispecies chemical sensing. Quartz-enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy was utilized to obtain high absorption sensitivity in a compact gas cell. CO2, H2O C2H2, and NH3 were monitored. A noise equivalent sensitivity of 8 x(More)
BACKGROUND Recent evidence suggests that National Health Service (NHS) rationing of bariatric surgery is biased toward super-obese patients without scientific basis. The aim of this study was to compare health, quality of life, and employment outcomes in morbidly obese (MO) versus super-obese (SO) patients after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB)(More)
Primate behavior is influenced by both heritable factors and environmental experience during development. Previous studies of rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) examined the effects of genetic variation on expressed behavior and related neurobiological traits (heritability and/or genetic association) using a variety of study designs. Most of these prior(More)
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