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BACKGROUND The gut microbiota is associated with the modulation of mucosal immunity and the etiology of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Previous studies focused on the impact of bacterial species on IBD but seldom suspected archaea, which can be a major constituent of intestinal microbiota, to be implicated in the diseases. Recent evidence supports that(More)
The purpose of this study is to assess the ability of the artificial neural network (ANN) models in estimating river ice thickness using easy available climate data. A site specific ANN models were developed for two hydrometric stations at two rivers in Alberta (Canada). The ANN models were found to adequately estimate ice thickness. Ways to improve the(More)
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