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Current ambiguity concerning the related issues of optimal means for measurement of odor sensitivity and the functional properties of the olfactory system hinders progress in basic and applied research on the human sense of smell. To address these needs, we selected n-amyl acetate (nAA) as a test odorant and developed a methodology in which participants(More)
The authors develop and apply a model that uses hurricane-experience data in counties along the U.S. hurricane coast to give annual exceedence probabilities to maximum tropical cyclone wind events. The model uses a maximum likelihood estimator to determine a linear regression for the scale and shape parameters of the Weibull distribution for maximum wind(More)
Based on the 40-year follow-up of the Framingham Heart Study (FHS), we used logistic regression models to demonstrate that different designs of an observational study may lead to different results about the association between BMI and all-cause mortality. We also used dynamic survival models to capture the time-varying relationships between BMI and(More)
A significant part of our biological knowledge is centered on relationships between biological entities (bio-entities) such as proteins, genes, small molecules, pathways, gene ontology (GO) terms and diseases. Accumulated at an increasing speed, the information on bio-entity relationships is archived in different forms at scattered places. Most of such(More)
Automatic extraction of protein-protein interaction (PPI) information from scientific literature is important for building PPI databases, studying biological networks and discovering new biological knowledge through automatic hypothesis generation. In this paper, we present a new method for PPI extraction based on a mixture of logistic models. The method(More)
Automatic extraction of protein-protein interaction (PPI) information from scientific literature is important for building PPI databases, studying biological networks and discovering new biological knowledge through automatic hypothesis generation. In this paper, we present a new method for PPI extraction based on a mixture of logistic models. The method(More)
The new generation of biomaterials focuses on the design of biomimetic polymeric materials that are capable of eliciting specific cellular responses and directing new tissue formation. Since Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD) sequences have been found to promote cell adhesion in 1984, numerous polymers have been functionalized with RGD peptides for tissue engineering(More)