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The bacteriophage population is large, dynamic, ancient, and genetically diverse. Limited genomic information shows that phage genomes are mosaic, and the genetic architecture of phage populations remains ill-defined. To understand the population structure of phages infecting a single host strain, we isolated, sequenced, and compared 627 phages of(More)
Intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) is a heavily N-glycosylated transmembrane protein comprising five extracellular Ig-like domains. The soluble isoform of ICAM-1 (sICAM-1), consisting of its extracellular part, is elevated in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with severe brain trauma. In mouse astrocytes, recombinant mouse sICAM-1 induces the(More)
OBJECTIVES to audit clinical management of women with type III female genital mutilation (FGM) according to local guidelines. Secondary objectives were to describe the population that uses the service and compare obstetric outcomes of intrapartum deinfibulation and antenatal deinfibulation. DESIGN retrospective audit. SETTING a hospital midwifery-led(More)
Bone marrow micrometastases (BMM) and sentinel lymph node (SLN) status are both prognostic factors in breast cancer (BRCa) patients (pts). A definitive relationship between the two has not yet been proven and the data available is controversial. Thus, a retrospective study was conducted to determine the relationship of BM status and SLN status in pts with(More)
We present an efficient algorithm for non-rigid registration of two partially overlapping 3D surfaces in which a target surface is a deformed instance of a source surface. The algorithm is implemented in two main phases. In the first phase, the robust algorithm that is used is based on a probability density estimation to find reliable correspondences(More)
In this paper a novel cyclic interface for searching through a song database is proposed. The method, which merges multiple audio streams on a server and broadcasts only a single merged stream, allows the user to hear different parts of each audio stream by cycling through all available streams. Experimental results on 21 users illustrate that the proposed(More)
A novel algorithm is proposed for extracting sharp features automatically and at optimal scale from point clouds. First, the vector between a given point and the centroid of its neighborhood at a given scale is projected on the normal at this point. This projection is called the ’projected distance’ at this point. The projected distance and surface normal(More)
In this work we present a pairwise 3D vision-based inspection method for comparing locally deformable 3D models which refers to models whose parts have undergone some local deformation or change while the rest of the parts remained rigid and intact. In general, local deformations result from two types of transformations: non-volume conservative(More)