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Current computing systems depend on adaptation mechanisms to ensure that they remain in quiescent operating regions. These regions are often defined using efficiency, fairness, and stability properties. To that end, traditional research works in scalable server architectures and protocols have focused on promoting these properties by proposing even more(More)
WRKY transcription factors play important roles in various stress responses in diverse plant species. In cotton, this family has not been well studied, especially in relation to fiber development. Here, the genomes and transcriptomes of Gossypium raimondii and Gossypium arboreum were investigated to identify fiber development related WRKY genes. This(More)
IMPORTANCE It remains unclear whether dabigatran etexilate mesylate is associated with higher risk of bleeding than warfarin sodium in real-world clinical practice. OBJECTIVE To compare the risk of bleeding associated with dabigatran and warfarin using Medicare data. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS In this retrospective cohort study, we used pharmacy(More)
Object detection systems based on the deep convolutional neural network (CNN) have recently made ground-breaking advances on several object detection benchmarks. While the features learned by these high-capacity neural networks are discriminative for categorization, inaccurate localization is still a major source of error for detection. Building upon(More)
We investigated the effects of incorporating chitinase (ChiB565)-hydrolyzed shrimp shell chitin into the diet of hybrid tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus ♀ × Oreochromis aureus ♂) with regard to production, intestinal immune status and autochthonous gut bacteria, and protection against bacterial pathogen Aeromonas hydrophila. Five experimental diets were(More)
M spending on pharmaceuticals varies substantially among U.S. localities and hospital-referral regions, even after adjustment for variation in demographic characteristics, individual health status, and insurance coverage.1 If the drugs that are prescribed in high-spending regions are necessary and appropriate, the high spending may be justified by the(More)
BACKGROUND It is not known what effect the increased use of prescription drugs by enrollees in Medicare Part D has had on spending for other medical care. METHODS We compared spending for prescription drugs and other medical care 2 years before the implementation of Part D in January 2006 with such expenditures 2 years after the program's implementation(More)
Gait, as a promising biometric for recognizing human identities, can be nonintrusively captured as a series of acceleration signals using wearable or portable smart devices. It can be used for access control. Most existing methods on accelerometer-based gait recognition require explicit step-cycle detection, suffering from cycle detection failures and(More)
This paper describes an algorithm for scheduling packets in real-time multimedia data streams. Common to these classes of data streams are service constraints in terms of bandwidth and delay. However, it is typical for real-time multimedia streams to tolerate bounded delay variations and, in some cases, finite losses of packets. We have therefore developed(More)