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The design of survivable mesh based communication networks has received considerable attention in recent years. One task is to route backup paths and allocate spare capacity in the network to guarantee seamless communications services survivable to a set of failure scenarios. This is a complex multi-constraint optimization problem, called the spare capacity(More)
The problem of choosing the optimum locations for readers (antennas) in a RFID communications system is considered. All these choices must satisfy a set of imperative constraints and optimize a set of objectives. The factors affecting optimum selection are the complex propagation environments, the undesired mutual coverage and the unavoidable interference(More)
Mutations in GJB2, encoding gap junction beta 2 protein (connexin 26), are responsible for the commonest form of non-syndromic recessive deafness in many populations. It has been reported recently that the most common 35delG mutation in GJB2 is exceptionally low in Japanese and Korean populations, but another deletion, 235delC, is relatively frequent. Since(More)
Nematode-trapping fungi are "carnivorous" and attack their hosts using specialized trapping devices. The morphological development of these traps is the key indicator of their switch from saprophytic to predacious lifestyles. Here, the genome of the nematode-trapping fungus Arthrobotrys oligospora Fres. (ATCC24927) was reported. The genome contains 40.07 Mb(More)
Netrins regulate axon path-finding during development, but the underlying mechanisms are not well understood. Here, we provide evidence for the involvement of the unconventional myosin X (Myo X) in netrin-1 function. We find that Myo X interacts with the netrin receptor deleted in colorectal cancer (DCC) and neogenin, a DCC-related protein. Expression of(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aims to evaluate protective effects of brief repetitive bilateral arm ischemic preconditioning (BAIPC) on stroke recurrence in patients with symptomatic atherosclerotic intracranial arterial stenosis (IAS). METHODS A total of 68 consecutive cases with symptomatic IAS, diagnosed by imaging, were enrolled in this prospective and(More)