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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)
In a microbial bioelectrochemical system (BES) living microorganisms catalyze the anodic oxidation of organic matter at a low anode potential. We used a BES with a biological anode to power the cathodic recovery of Cu, Pb, Cd, and Zn from a simulated municipal solid waste incineration ash leachate. By varying the control of the BES, the four metals could(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)
For centuries, traditional agricultural systems have contributed to food and livelihood security throughout the world. Recognizing the ecological legacy in the traditional agricultural systems may help us develop novel sustainable agriculture. We examine how rice-fish coculture (RF), which has been designated a "globally important agricultural heritage(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)
In this study, a bioelectrochemical reactor was investigated for simultaneous hydrogen production and ammonium recovery from reject water, which is an ammonium-rich side-stream produced from sludge treatment processes at wastewater treatment plants. In the anode chamber of the reactor, microorganisms converted organic material into electrical current. The(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)
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)
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)