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Given n discrete random variables = fX1; ; Xng, associated with any subset of f1; 2; ; ng, there is a joint entropy H(X ) where X = fXi: i 2 g. This can be viewed as a function defined on 2 2; ; ng taking values in [0; +1). We call this function the entropy function of . The nonnegativity of the joint entropies implies that this function is nonnegative; the(More)
RT-qPCR is a preferred method for rapid and reliable quantification of gene expression studies. Appropriate application of RT-qPCR in such studies requires the use of reference gene(s) as an internal control to normalize mRNA levels between different samples for an exact comparison of gene expression level. However, recent studies have shown that no single(More)
BACKGROUND Atherosclerotic plaques that lead to acute coronary syndromes often occur at sites of angiographically mild coronary-artery stenosis. Lesion-related risk factors for such events are poorly understood. METHODS In a prospective study, 697 patients with acute coronary syndromes underwent three-vessel coronary angiography and gray-scale and(More)
In this paper we present a reconfigurable routing algorithm for a 2D-Mesh Network-on-Chip (NoC) dedicated to fault-tolerant, Massively Parallel Multi-Processors Systems on Chip (MP2-SoC). The routing algorithm can be dynamically reconfigured, to adapt to the modification of the micro-network topology caused by a faulty router. This algorithm has been(More)
Several methods for testing mediation hypotheses with 2-level nested data have been proposed by researchers using a multilevel modeling (MLM) paradigm. However, these MLM approaches do not accommodate mediation pathways with Level-2 outcomes and may produce conflated estimates of between- and within-level components of indirect effects. Moreover, these(More)
BACKGROUND Surface-enhanced laser desorption/ionization (SELDI) is an affinity-based mass spectrometric method in which proteins of interest are selectively adsorbed to a chemically modified surface on a biochip, whereas impurities are removed by washing with buffer. This technology allows sensitive and high-throughput protein profiling of complex(More)
Given n discrete random variables = fX1; ; Xng, associated with any subset of f1; 2; ; ng, there is a joint entropy H(X ) where X = fXi: i 2 g. This can be viewed as a function defined on 2 2; ; ng taking values in [0; +1). We call this function the entropy function of . The nonnegativity of the joint entropies implies that this function is nonnegative; the(More)
Early detection remains the most promising approach to improve long-term survival of patients with ovarian cancer. In a five-center case-control study, serum proteomic expressions were analyzed on 153 patients with invasive epithelial ovarian cancer, 42 with other ovarian cancers, 166 with benign pelvic masses, and 142 healthy women. Data from patients with(More)