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We develop a model of international trade with export quality requirements and two dimensions of firm heterogeneity. In addition to " productivity " , firms are also heterogeneous in their " caliber " – the ability to produce quality using fewer fixed inputs. Compared to single-attribute models of firm heterogeneity emphasizing either productivity or the(More)
The molecular pathway regulating gastric carcinoma (GC) invasiveness and metastasis remains elusive. Here, we detected significant increase in the phosphorylated epidermal growth factor receptor (pEGFR), MMP7, and MMP13 in the resected GC, compared with the adjacent normal tissue, in patients. Moreover, strong positive correlation was detected between pEGFR(More)
Recent evidence suggests that the association between oxytocin receptor polymorphism (OXTR rs53576) and emotion-related behavioral/psychological tendencies differs between individuals from East Asian and Western cultures. What remains unresolved is which specific dimension of cultural orientations interacts with OXTR rs53576 to shape these tendencies and(More)
In this paper, a method for through-wall human detection based on the singular values decomposition of the measurement matrices is presented. After demonstrating the sparsity of the matrices using CLEAN algorithm, an SVD algorithm based on Lanczos process is applied to compute their singular values. We also analyze the singular values of matrices(More)
This study aimed to prepare nanoemulsions coated with alginate/chitosan for oral insulin delivery. Uncoated nanoemulsions were prepared by homogenization of a water in oil in water (w/o/w) multiple emulsion that was composed of Labrafac(®) CC, phospholipid, Span™ 80 and Cremorphor(®) EL. Coating of the nanoemulsions was achieved based on polyelectrolyte(More)
It is well-established that blood viscosity plays a significant role in the determination of the health of the individual. It has been reported that many cardiovascular diseases are associated with blood viscosity. In this paper, the dynamic behaviors of aortic aneurysm subject to physiological blood flow with normal and high viscosities are presented.(More)