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In adult male zebra finches, high vocal center (HVC) neurons continuously die and are replaced. Many of these cells are projection neurons that form part of the efferent pathway controlling learned song production. Although it is known that HVC receives new neurons well into adulthood, it is unknown whether this occurs at a constant rate or declines with(More)
Neurogenesis and neuronal replacement in adulthood represent dramatic forms of plasticity that might serve as a substrate for behavioral flexibility. In songbirds, neurons are continually replaced in HVC (used as a proper name), a pre-motor region necessary for the production of learned vocalizations. There are large individual differences in HVC neuron(More)
Commercial database management systems (DBMSs) have historically seen very limited use within the scientific computing community. One reason for this absence is that previous database systems lacked support for the extensible data structures and performance features required within a high-performance computing context. However, database vendors have(More)
Information Assurance (IA) is of growing concern to the field of distributed systems. However, IA cannot be considered in isolation, as it interacts with Quality of Service (QoS); in the presence of limited resources, the security mechanisms employed for IA (e.g., firewalls, antivirus, encryption) usually adversely affect QoS levels delivered by a system.(More)
Service quality on computer and network systems has become increasingly important as many conventional service transactions are moved online. Service quality of computer and network services can be measured by the performance of the service process in throughput, delay, and so on. On a computer and network system, competing service requests of users and(More)
In a distributed information system, Quality of Service (QoS) and Information Assurance (IA) compete for the same set of resources. This tension increases in the presence of cyber attacks. Previous work formulated the problem of trading off QoS against IA as a DCOP whose solution sets the local configuration at individual decision-making nodes to optimize(More)
Disseminated tuberculosis (TB) results from the lymphohematogenous spread of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Despite the availability of effective therapy, diagnosis is usually late and mortality remains high. We report a case of a 29-year-old male with a history of alcohol abuse that presented with altered mental status and was found to have a 'tree-in-bud'(More)