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An information technology (IT) fashion is a transitory collective belief that an IT is new, efficient, and at the forefront of practice. I find that following IT fashions can legitimize organizations and their leaders even in the absence of performance improvement. Hence fashion is an alternative basis for organizational legitimacy.
This study of information technology innovations makes the distinction between innovation in conceptual form and material form. The findings imply that the popularity of an IT concept responds to the broader climate of business and society and relies on the available attention in a network of related concepts.
—Radio frequency (RF) energy transfer and harvesting techniques have recently become alternative methods to power the next generation wireless networks. As this emerging technology enables proactive energy replenishment of wireless devices, it is advantageous in supporting applications with quality of service (QoS) requirement. In this paper, we present an… (More)
Gene silencing through RNA interference (RNAi) has revolutionized the study of gene function, particularly in non-model insects. However, in Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) RNAi has many times proven to be difficult to achieve. Most of the negative results have been anecdotal and the positive experiments have not been collected in such a way that they… (More)
Mobile social networks that can define behavior of people, devices, and systems are surveyed in this paper. Applications and architectures are discussed as are related literature and research. ABSTRACT | The mobile social network (MSN) combines techniques in social science and wireless communications for mobile networking. The MSN can be considered as a… (More)
Blood-brain barrier (BBB) leakage plays a key role in cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury. It is quite necessary to further explore the characteristic and mechanism of BBB leakage during stroke. We induced a focal cerebral ischemia model by transient middle cerebral artery occlusion in male rats for defining the time course of BBB permeability within 120 h… (More)
Metabolomics is the comprehensive assessment of endogenous metabolites and attempts to systematically identify and quantify metabolites from a biological sample. Small-molecule metabolites have an important role in biological systems and represent attractive candidates to understand disease phenotypes. Metabolites represent a diverse group of… (More)
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in anesthetized rodents has been commonly performed with alpha-chloralose, which can be used only for terminal experiments. To develop a survival fMRI protocol, an isoflurane (ISO) -anesthetized rat model was systematically evaluated by simultaneous measurements of field potential (FP) and cerebral blood flow… (More)