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Thermal control is crucial to real-time systems as excessive processor temperature can cause system failure or unacceptable performance degradation due to hardware throttling. Real-time systems face significant challenges in thermal management as they must avoid processor overheating while still delivering desired real-time performance. Furthermore, many(More)
This paper evaluates the real-time price-based demand response (DR) management for residential appliances via stochastic optimization and robust optimization approaches. The proposed real-time price-based DR management application can be imbedded into smart meters and automatically executed on-line for determining the optimal operation of residential(More)
Survivin is undetectable in normal adult tissues, but has been shown to be overexpressed in various cancers and has been regarded as a marker of malignancy. Polymorphisms which increase the expression of survivin are potential risk factors for esophageal carcinogenesis. The aim of this study is to genotype the survivin promoter polymorphisms namely −31G/C,(More)
Mucormycosis is a fungal infection of the sinuses, brain, or lungs that causes a mortality rate of at least 50% despite first-line therapy. Because angioinvasion is a hallmark of mucormycosis infections, we sought to define the endothelial cell receptor(s) for fungi of the order Mucorales (the fungi that cause mucormycosis). Furthermore, since patients with(More)
In a restructured power market, the independent system operator (ISO) executes the security-constrained unit commitment (SCUC) program to plan a secure and economical hourly generation schedule for the day-ahead market. This paper introduces an efficient SCUC approach with ac constraints that obtains the minimum system operating cost while maintaining the(More)
It has been established that as molecular chaperones, the glucose-regulated proteins (GRPs) play an important role in maintaining cellular homeostasis. This conventional concept of GRPs as protein folding chaperones is updated by discoveries that GRPs promote tumor proliferation, metastasis, drug resistance, immunotherapy, which have major clinical(More)
The recent development of hormonal therapy that blocks estrogen synthesis represents a major advance in the treatment of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer. However, cancer cells often acquire adaptations resulting in resistance. A recent report reveals that estrogen starvation-induced apoptosis of breast cancer cells requires BIK, an apoptotic(More)
Stress is the imbalance of homeostasis, which can be sensed even at the subcellular level. The stress-sensing capability of various organelles including the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) has been described. It has become evident that acute or prolonged ER stress plays an important role in many human diseases; especially those involving organs/tissues(More)
To discuss the rationale, techniques and the unsolved issues regarding preoperative portal vein embolization (PVE) before major hepatectomy. After a systematic search of Pubmed, we reviewed and retrieved literature related to PVE. Preoperative PVE is an approach that is gaining increasing acceptance in the preoperative treatment of selected patients prior(More)
Transmission power control (TPC) has the potential to reduce power consumption in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). However, despite a multitude of existing protocols, they still face significant challenges in real-world deployments. A practical TPC protocol must be robust against complex and dynamic wireless properties, and efficient for(More)