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Personal health record (PHR) is an emerging patient-centric model of health information exchange, which is often outsourced to be stored at a third party, such as cloud providers. However, there have been wide privacy concerns as personal health information could be exposed to those third party servers and to unauthorized parties. To assure the patients'(More)
As cloud-based services become more numerous and dynamic, resource provisioning becomes more and more challenging. A QoS constrained resource allocation problem is considered in this paper, in which service demanders intend to solve sophisticated parallel computing problem by requesting the usage of resources across a cloud-based network, and a cost of each(More)
Cloud computing has become the real trend of enterprise IT service model that offers cost-effective and scalable processing. Meanwhile, Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is gaining popularity in enterprise networks for flexibility in network management service and reduced operational cost. There seems a trend for the two technologies to go hand-in-hand in(More)
On the basis of the Hadoop distributed file system (HDFS), this paper presents the design and implementation of QDFS, a distributed file storage service system that employs a backup policy based on recovery volumes and a quality-aware data distribution strategy. The experimental results show that QDFS increases the storage utilization ratio and improves the(More)
IMPORTANCE Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is conceptualized as a neurodevelopmental disorder that is strongly heritable. However, to our knowledge, no study to date has examined the genetic and environmental influences explaining interindividual differences in the developmental course of ADHD symptoms from childhood to adolescence (ie,(More)
Previous studies showed that the endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) affect reproductive physiology in teleosts. How the EDCs regulate gonadal steroidogenesis remains to be determined. The gonadal transcript changes of steroidogenic enzyme genes in adult rare minnow Gobiocypris rarus exposed to 17α-ethinylestradiol (EE2) and bisphenol A (BPA) were(More)
Recent studies support the notion that endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) could affect the reproductive regulations of the neuroendocrine system. The objectives of the present study were to determine whether the weak estrogenic chemical, bisphenol A (BPA), disrupts gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) system by altering the transcription of GnRHs and(More)
Hexavalent chromium (Cr(6+)) is a common pollutant transient metal with high toxicity in the environment. The toxicological effects partly result from oxidative damage due to the production of excessive reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the reductive process of Cr(6+). To explore the influence of ROS induced directly by Cr(6+) on the oxidative stress(More)
Based on theoretical prediction, a g-C(3)N(4)@carbon metal-free oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) electrocatalyst was designed and synthesized by uniform incorporation of g-C(3)N(4) into a mesoporous carbon to enhance the electron transfer efficiency of g-C(3)N(4). The resulting g-C(3)N(4)@carbon composite exhibited competitive catalytic activity (11.3 mA(More)