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Recent advances in bioinformatics and the significant increase in computational power available to researchers have made it possible to make better use of the vast amounts of genetic data that has been collected over the last two decades. As the uses of genetic data expand to include drug discovery and development of gene-based therapies, bioinformatics is(More)
The global asymptotic stability problem of Cellular neural networks with time delay is investigated. A new stability condition is presented based on Lyapunov-Krasovskii method, which is dependent on the size of delay. The result is given in the form of LMI, and the admitted upper bound of the delay can be obtained easily. The time delay dependent and(More)
Expressed sequence tags (ESTs) are short transcribed nucleotide sequences that can be used to discover new genes and measuring gene expression. Because individual ESTs are short and error-prone, ESTs must first be clustered to be useful. In this paper, we describe ESTmapper, a new tool for clustering EST sequences based on efficiently mapping ESTs to the(More)
As the speed of mass spectrometers, sophistication of sample fractionation, and complexity of experimental designs increase, the volume of tandem mass spectra requiring reliable automated analysis continues to grow. Software tools that quickly, effectively, and robustly determine the peptide associated with each spectrum with high confidence are sorely(More)
A amino-terminated G 4.0 dendrimer-like polyamidoamine (PAMAM) immobilized silica gel (PAMAMSG) was prepared with a divergent method by repeating two processes: (1) Michael addition of methyl acrylate (MA) to surface amino groups; and (2) amidation of the resulting esters with ethylenediamine (EDA) from gamma-aiminopropyl silica gel (APSG) core. It was then(More)
A new high-performance surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrate with extremely high SERS activity was produced. This SERS substrate combines the advantages of Au film over nanosphere (AuFON) substrate and Ag nanoparticles (AgNPs). A three order enhancement of SERS was observed when Rhodamine 6G (R6G) was used as a probe molecule to compare the(More)
In this paper, a scalable architecture is presented which can generate and radiate reconfigurable periodic waveforms in free-space with picosecond time-widths. This is achieved by allowing radiated electromagnetic-fields of fundamental and multiple harmonic frequencies to combine in free-space with the right amplitudes and delays, and quasi-optically(More)
The surface properties of intravascular stent play a crucial role in preventing in-stent restenosis (ISR). In this study, SiCOH plasma nanocoatings were used to modify the surfaces of intravascular stents to improve their endothelialization and anticoagulation properties. SiCOH plasma nanocoatings with thickness of 30-40 nm were deposited by low-temperature(More)
This study is designed to make a novel cell seeding stent and to evaluate reendothelialization and anti-restenosis after the stent implantation. In comparison with cell seeding stents utilized in previous studies, Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have advantages on promoting of issue repair. Thus it was employed to improve the reendothelialization effects of(More)
Peptide identification by tandem mass spectrometry is the dominant proteomics workflow for protein characterization in complex samples. The peptide fragmentation spectra generated by these workflows exhibit characteristic fragmentation patterns that can be used to identify the peptide. In other fields, where the compounds of interest do not have the(More)