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The booming popularity of smartphones is partly a result of application markets where users can easily download wide range of third-party applications. However, due to the open nature of markets, especially on Android, there have been several privacy and security concerns with these applications. On Google Play, as with most other markets, users have direct(More)
BACKGROUND Flaxseed consumption has been shown to improve blood lipids in humans and flaxseed-derived lignan has been shown to enhance glycemic control in animals. The study aimed to investigate the effect of a flaxseed-derived lignan supplement on glycemic control, lipid profiles and insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetic patients. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL(More)
Three-dimensional (3D) topographic structures of acupuncture points were investigated by using synchrotron radiation in-line X-ray phase contrast computerized tomography. Two acupuncture points, named Zhongji (RN3) and Zusanli (ST36), were studied. We found an accumulation of microvessels at each acupuncture point region. Images of the tissues surrounding(More)
Recent advances in genotyping technologies have enabled genomewide association studies (GWAS) of many complex traits including autoimmune disease, infectious disease, cancer and heart disease. To facilitate interpretations and establish biological basis, it could be advantageous to identify alleles of functional genes, beyond just single nucleotide(More)
Role mining is a very useful engineering method to help administrators set up the mechanism of role based access control for information systems, but not applied in the Android security framework so far. This paper uses large volume Android applications from the Android Market (Google Play Store now), which include 44,971 applications (subjects), 125(More)
Content Centric Networking (CCN) is a new paradigm in networking and a future Internet architecture. Performance evaluations show that conventional CCN forwarding strategies which use replication of Interests (standard) or the shortest path (best-face) do not perform well under high bandwidth requirements and loaded networks. We have designed and evaluated(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to identify whether policies in different stages of medical system reform had been effective in decreasing inequalities and increasing the density of health workers in rural areas in China between 1985 and 2011. METHODS With data from China Health Statistics Yearbooks from 2004 to 2012, we measured the Gini(More)
With smartphones making video recording easier than ever, new apps like Periscope and Meerkat brought personalized interactive video streaming to millions. With a touch, viewers can switch between first person perspectives across the globe, and interact in real-time with broadcasters. Unlike traditional video streaming, these services require low-latency(More)
Contamination of groundwater wells by arsenic is a major problem in China. This study compared arsenic removal efficiency of five sand-based point-of-use filters with the aim of selecting the most effective filter for use in a village in Shanxi province, where the main groundwater source had arsenic concentration >200 μg/L. A biosand filter, two arsenic(More)
The advantage of using proteins and peptides as biomarkers is that they can be found readily in blood, urine, and other biological fluids. Such sample types are easily obtained and represent a potentially rich palette of biologically informative molecules. Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) represents(More)