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Securing the sensitive data stored and accessed from mobile devices makes user authentication a problem of paramount importance. The tension between security and usability renders however the task of user authentication on mobile devices a challenging task. This paper introduces FAST (Fingergestures Authentication System using Touchscreen), a novel(More)
BACKGROUND Streptococcus suis serotype 2 (SS2) is an important zoonotic pathogen, causing more than 200 cases of severe human infection worldwide, with the hallmarks of meningitis, septicemia, arthritis, etc. Very recently, SS2 has been recognized as an etiological agent for streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS), which was originally associated with(More)
The Silkworm Knowledgebase (SilkDB) is a web-based repository for the curation, integration and study of silkworm genetic and genomic data. With the recent accomplishment of a approximately 6X draft genome sequence of the domestic silkworm (Bombyx mori), SilkDB provides an integrated representation of the large-scale, genome-wide sequence assembly, cDNAs,(More)
Due to the dramatical increase in popularity of mobile devices in the last decade, more sensitive user information is stored and accessed on these devices everyday. However, most existing technologies for user authentication only cover the login stage or only work in restricted controlled environments or GUIs in the post login stage. In this work, we(More)
In direct spread CDMA systems, codebooks meeting the Welch bounds are used to distinguish among the signals of different users. Recently, constructions of codebooks with difference sets meeting Welch’s bound on the maximum cross-correlation amplitude were developed. In this paper, a generic construction of codebooks using almost difference sets is(More)
Genome-wide association (GWA) studies have identified common variants that are associated with a variety of traits and diseases, but most studies have been performed in European-derived populations. Here, we describe the first genome-wide analyses of imputed genotype and copy number variants (CNVs) for anthropometric measures in African-derived populations:(More)
Src homology 2 (SH2) domain-containing inositol-5-phosphatase 1 (SHIP1) plays important roles in negatively regulating the activation of immune cells primarily via the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI-3K) pathway by catalyzing the PI-3K product PtdIns-3,4,5P3 (phosphatidylinositol-3,4,5-triphosphate) into PtdIns-3,4P2. However, the role of SHIP1 in Toll-like(More)
High mobility group box 1 (HMGB1)-Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) signaling has been recently found to induce interleukin (IL)-17A secretion in drug-induced hepatitis and myocardial I/R injury. The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether HMGB1-TLR4 signaling could induce IL-17A secretion and lead to brain I/R injury. We also sought to investigate whether(More)
The theory of rough sets has become well established as an approach for uncertainty management in a wide variety of applications. Various fuzzy generalizations of rough approximations have been made over the years. This paper presents a general framework for the study of T-fuzzy rough approximation operators in which both the constructive and axiomatic(More)