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A semi-symmetric image encryption scheme based on the function projective synchronization of two hyperchaotic systems

. Project administration: Xiaoqiang Di, Huamin Yang. Resources: Hui Qi, Ligang Cong. Software: Hui Qi, Ligang Cong. Supervision: Xiaoqiang Di, Huamin Yang. Validation: Hui Qi, Ligang Cong. Visualization ... : Hui Qi, Ligang Cong. Writing ± original draft: Jinqing Li. Writing ± review & editing: Xiaoqiang Di. 27 / 29 10. 11. Wang Y, Wong KW, Liao X, Chen G. A new chaos-based fast image encryption algorithm

TiO2 Nanotube Arrays: Fabricated by Soft–Hard Template and the Grain Size Dependence of Field Emission Performance

Highly ordered TiO2 nanotube (TNT) arrays were successfully synthesized by the combination of soft and hard templates. In the fabrication of them, anodic aluminum oxide membranes act as the hard template while the self-assembly of polystyrene-block-poly(ethylene oxide) (PS-b-PEO) complexed with titanium-tetraisopropoxide (TTIP, the precursor of TiO2) provides the soft template to...

Self-cleaning of Surfaces: the Role of Surface Wettability and Dust Types

Chemical Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640, ChinaYun-Yun Quan, Li-Zhi Zhang, Rong-Hui Qi & Rong-Rong CaiState Key Laboratory of Subtropical Building Science, South China ... • Google ScholarSearch for Rong-Hui Qi in:Nature Research journals • PubMed • Google ScholarSearch for Rong-Rong Cai in:Nature Research journals • PubMed • Google Scholar Contributions L.Z.Z. designed the

Human Coding Synonymous Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms at Ramp Regions of mRNA Translation

According to the ramp model of mRNA translation, the first 50 codons favor rare codons and have slower speed of translation. This study aims to detect translational selection on coding synonymous single nucleotide polymorphisms (sSNP) to support the ramp theory. We investigated fourfold degenerate site (FFDS) sSNPs with A↔G or C↔T substitutions in human genome for distribution...

Numerical Simulation and Response of Stiffened Plates Subjected to Noncontact Underwater Explosion

A numerical simulation has been carried out to examine the response of steel plates with different arrangement of stiffeners and subjected to noncontact underwater explosion (UNDEX) with different shock loads. Numerical analysis of the underwater explosion phenomena is implemented in the nonlinear finite element code ABAQUS/Explicit. The aim of this work is to enhance the dynamic...

The Quadrotor Dynamic Modeling and Indoor Target Tracking Control Method

A reliable nonlinear dynamic model of the quadrotor is presented. The nonlinear dynamic model includes actuator dynamic and aerodynamic effect. Since the rotors run near a constant hovering speed, the dynamic model is simplified at hovering operating point. Based on the simplified nonlinear dynamic model, the PID controllers with feedback linearization and feedforward control are...

Effect of Da-Cheng-Qi Decoction on the Repair of the Injured Enteric Nerve-Interstitial Cells of Cajal-Smooth Muscle Cells Network in Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome

, Bin Ma, and Qing-Hui Qi Department of General Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University, Liaoning 116011, China Received 27 June 2014; Revised 18 October 2014; Accepted 21

Celecoxib and octreotide synergistically ameliorate portal hypertension via inhibition of angiogenesis in cirrhotic rats

-Mei Tang and Hui-Qi Xie performed immunohistochemical staining and histopathological evaluation. Shi Feng, Huang Tong and Jin-Hui Yang were responsible for statistical analysis. Jin-Hang Gao, Shi-Lei ... Wen, Rui Liu and Hui-Qi Xie were involved in ink perfusion, vascular casting and hemodynamic measurements. Zhi-Yin Huang carried out scanning electron microscope analysis. Jin-Hang Gao, Shi-Lei Wen and

Analysis of the Relationship between Genomic GC Content and Patterns of Base Usage, Codon Usage and Amino Acid Usage in Prokaryotes: Similar GC Content Adopts Similar Compositional Frequencies Regardless of the Phylogenetic Lineages

The GC contents of 2670 prokaryotic genomes that belong to diverse phylogenetic lineages were analyzed in this paper. These genomes had GC contents that ranged from 13.5% to 74.9%. We analyzed the distance of base frequencies at the three codon positions, codon frequencies, and amino acid compositions across genomes with respect to the differences in the GC content of these...

Gene-Specific Function Prediction for Non-Synonymous Mutations in Monogenic Diabetes Genes

The rapid progress of genomic technologies has been providing new opportunities to address the need of maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY) molecular diagnosis. However, whether a new mutation causes MODY can be questionable. A number of in silico methods have been developed to predict functional effects of rare human mutations. The purpose of this study is to compare the...

Combined linkage and family-based association analysis improves candidate gene detection in Genetic Analysis Workshop 18 simulation data

-Qi Low Jianjun Liu From Genetic Analysis Workshop Stevenson October Because the genotype-phenotype correlation information is investigated differently by linkage and association analyses, various

Impaired Function of CD5+CD19+CD1dhi B10 Cells on IgE Secretion in an Atopic Dermatitis-Like Mouse Model

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory pruritic skin disease in which the pathogenic mechanism is complicated and not completely understood. Reports on the role of regulated cells in AD have recently evolved to regulate B cells, which may play a role in allergic inflammation as well. In the present study, we examined the frequency and regulatory function of CD5+CD19...

Neural Network Adaptive Control of MIMO Systems with Nonlinear Uncertainty

An indirect adaptive controller is developed for a class of multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) nonlinear systems with unknown uncertainties. This control system is comprised of an adaptive controller and an auxiliary neural network (NN) compensation controller. The adaptive controller has guaranteed transient response in addition to stable tracking. In this architecture, a low...

Transferrin-targeted magnetic/fluorescence micelles as a specific bi-functional nanoprobe for imaging liver tumor

In order to delineate the location of the tumor both before and during operation, we developed targeted bi-functional polymeric micelles for magnetic resonance (MR) and fluorescence imaging in liver tumors. Hydrophobic superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) were loaded into the polymeric micelles through self-assembly of an amphiphilic block copolymer poly(ethylene...

High-resolution melting analysis reveals genetic polymorphisms in MicroRNAs confer hepatocellular carcinoma risk in Chinese patients

Background Although several single-nucleotide polymorphisms in microRNA (miRNA) genes have been associated with primary hepatocellular carcinoma, published findings regarding this relationship are inconsistent and inconclusive. Methods The high-resolution melting (HRM) analysis was used to determine whether the occurrence of the SNPs of miR-146a C > G (rs2910164), miR-196a2 C > T...

PBN (Phenyl-N-Tert-Butylnitrone)-Derivatives Are Effective in Slowing the Visual Cycle and Rhodopsin Regeneration and in Protecting the Retina from Light-Induced Damage

A2E and related toxic molecules are part of lipofuscin found in the retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells in eyes affected by Stargardt’s disease, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and other retinal degenerations. A novel therapeutic approach for treating such degenerations involves slowing down the visual cycle, which could reduce the amount of A2E in the RPE. This can be...

Performance of the Interferon Gamma Release Assays in Tuberculosis Disease in Children Five Years Old or Less

Interferon Gamma Release Assays (IGRAs) were developed for the indirect or immunologic diagnosis of tuberculosis infection; however, they have also been used to assist in difficult to diagnose cases of tuberculosis disease in adults, and to a lesser extent, in children, especially in those under 5 years old. We evaluated the utility of using an IGRA in pediatric tuberculosis in...

Influence of Alkaline Treatment with Ammonia Water on the Properties of PEDOT: PSS Films

A study on the influence of alkaline treatment on the properties of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(4-styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT: PSS) film is presented in this paper. The treatment is carried out using ammonia water (AW) solutions with various volumes. We have also examined the performance of organic solar cells (OSCs) with the undoped and AW-doped PEDOT:PSS layers. Results...