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Kernel PCA feature extraction and the SVM classification algorithm for multiple-status, through-wall, human being detection

Ultra-wideband (UWB) radar with strong anti-jamming performance and high-range resolution can be used to separate multiple human targets in a complex environment. In recent years, through-wall human being detection with UWB radar has become relatively sophisticated. In this paper, the method of kernel principal component analysis (KPCA) feature extraction and the support vector ...

What determines the preference for future living arrangements of middle-aged and older people in urban China?

, Guihua Xu. Methodology: Dijuan Meng, Guihua Xu, Ling He, Min Zhang. Project administration: Dijuan Meng, Ling He, Min Zhang. Supervision: Guihua Xu. Writing ± original draft: Dijuan Meng. Writing ... ± review & editing: Dijuan Meng, Guihua Xu, Ling He, Min Zhang, Dan Lin. 12 / 14 13 / 14 World Health Organization. Health topics on elderly depression . World Health Organization, Geneva . 2013

Combined Medication of Antiretroviral Drugs Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate, Emtricitabine, and Raltegravir Reduces Neural Progenitor Cell Proliferation In Vivo and In Vitro

The application of combination antiretroviral therapy has greatly reduced the death rate from AIDS. However, up to 50% of patients on combination antiretroviral therapy develop HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND), which is associated with residual neuroinflammation and oxidative injury in the brain. Neural stem cells (NSCs) and progenitors play a vital role in repairing ...

Robust tracking-by-detection using a selection and completion mechanism

vision, and computer graphics. radar radar radar radar radar radar radar radar Min Zhang is a postdoctoral fellow in the Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications, Harvard University. She received

An in silico evaluation of treatment regimens for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection

C. Eisenberg. Writing ± original draft: Natalia Blanco. Writing ± review & editing: Natalia Blanco, Betsy Foxman, Anurag N. Malani, Min Zhang, Seth Walk, Alexander H. Rickard, Marisa C. Eisenberg

Identification and prediction of alternative transcription start sites that generate rod photoreceptor-specific transcripts from ubiquitously expressed genes

Transcriptome complexity is substantially increased by the use of multiple transcription start sites for a given gene. By utilizing a rod photoreceptor-specific chromatin signature, and the RefSeq database of established transcription start sites, we have identified essentially all known rod photoreceptor genes as well as a group of novel genes that have a high probability of being ...

Comparative transcriptome analysis provides insights into molecular mechanisms for parthenocarpic fruit development in eggplant (Solanum melongena L.)

Genetic control of parthenocarpy, a desirable trait in edible fruit with hard seeds, has been extensively studied. However, the molecular mechanism of parthenocarpic fruit development in eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) is still unclear. To provide insights into eggplant parthenocarpy, the transcriptomic profiles of a natural parthenocarpic (PP05) and two non-parthenocarpic (PnP05 ...

Change in iron metabolism in rats after renal ischemia/reperfusion injury

Previous studies have indicated that hepcidin, which can regulate iron efflux by binding to ferroportin-1 (FPN1) and inducing its internalization and degradation, acts as the critical factor in the regulation of iron metabolism. However, it is unknown whether hepcidin is involved in acute renal ischemia/reperfusion injury (IRI). In this study, an IRI rat model was established via ...

Controllable liquid colour-changing lenses with microfluidic channels for vision protection, camouflage and optical filtering based on soft lithography fabrication

In this work, liquid colour-changing lenses for vision protection, camouflage and optical filtering are developed by circulating colour liquids through microfluidic channels on the lenses manually. Soft lithography technology is applied to fabricate the silicone liquid colour-changing layers with microfluidic channels on the lenses instead of mechanical machining. To increase the ...

Crowd-Funding: A New Resource Cooperation Mode for Mobile Cloud Computing

Mobile cloud computing, which integrates the cloud computing techniques into the mobile environment, is regarded as one of the enabler technologies for 5G mobile wireless networks. There are many sporadic spare resources distributed within various devices in the networks, which can be used to support mobile cloud applications. However, these devices, with only a few spare ...

Characterization of a novel panel of plasma microRNAs that discriminates between Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and healthy individuals

-Min Zhang, Chen-Yu Zhang, Hong Ling. Data curation: Hong-Wei Liang, Xin-Ling Pan, Yan-Hong Liu, Xiao-Yu He, Hong Ling. Formal analysis: Jin Fu, Chi-Hao Zhao, Xi Chen. Investigation: Jia-Yi Cui ... . Methodology: Jia-Yi Cui, Hong-Wei Liang, Xin-Ling Pan, Chi-Hao Zhao, Dong-Hai Li, Xi Project administration: Ke Zen, Feng-Min Zhang, Chen-Yu Zhang, Hong Ling. Resources: Xin-Ling Pan, Na Jiao, Yan-Hong Liu

Drug-eluting balloon versus bare-mental stent and drug-eluting stent for de novo coronary artery disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis of 14 randomized controlled trials

Background Drug-eluting balloon (DEB) has become an alternative option to drug-eluting stent (DES) for the treatment of in-stent restenosis (ISR). However, the effect of drug-eluting balloon with regular bare-mental stent (BMS) in de novo coronary artery disease (CAD) is unclear. This meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the efficacy of DEB with regular BMS compared to BMS or DES in de ...

Analysis of the antibacterial effect of an Edwardsiella tarda LuxS inhibitor

LuxS/AI-2 quorum sensing is involved in the virulence of many bacterial pathogens, including the fish pathogen Edwardsiella tarda. In a previous study, we identified a small peptide, 5906, which inhibits E. tarda LuxS activity by binding specifically to LuxS in a manner that probably prevents the formation of functional LuxS homodimer. In the present study, using Japanese flounder ...

DEM study of fabric features governing undrained post-liquefaction shear deformation of sand

In an effort to study undrained post-liquefaction shear deformation of sand, the discrete element method (DEM) is adopted to conduct undrained cyclic biaxial compression simulations on granular assemblies consisting of 2D circular particles. The simulations are able to successfully reproduce the generation and eventual saturation of shear strain through the series of liquefaction ...

A multi-linear flow model for multistage fractured horizontal wells in shale reservoirs

This paper presents an analytical multi-linear flow model for shale gas reservoirs with multistage fractured horizontal wells (MFHW). It has been proved that the hydraulic fractures are branched rather than simple bi-wing shape, and the seepage flow of shale gas reservoirs is more complicated than conventional gas reservoirs due to the gas occurrence characteristics and fracture ...

IL-17A Monoclonal Antibody Partly Reverses the Glucocorticoids Insensitivity in Mice Exposed to Ozonec

Exposure to ozone has been associated with airway inflammation and glucocorticoid insensitivity. This study aimed to observe the capacity of anti-murine interleukin-17A monoclonal antibody (IL-17mAb) to reverse ozone-induced glucocorticoid insensitivity and to detect its effects with glucocorticoids in protecting against airway inflammation. After C57/BL6 mice were exposed to ozone ...

Differential effect of whole-ear shading after heading on the physiology, biochemistry and yield index of stay-green and non-stay-green wheat genotypes

Two winter wheat cultivars (the functional stay-green CN12 and non-stay-green CN19) were used to investigate the effects of ear-shading on grain yield and to elucidate the differential mechanisms of different cultivars. The photosynthetic parameters, chlorophyll fluorescence, antioxidant enzyme activities, and chlorophyll contents were measured 0, 15 and 30 days after heading (DAH) ...

Lung ultrasound can be used to predict the potential of prone positioning and assess prognosis in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome

Ding 0 Hong-min Zhang Huan Chen Long-xiang Su Da-wei Liu Chinese Critical Ultrasound Study Group (CCUSG) 0 Equal contributors Department of Critical Care Medicine, Peking Union Medical College Hospital

Urbanization and Income Inequality in Post-Reform China: A Causal Analysis Based on Time Series Data

This paper investigates the potential causal relationship(s) between China’s urbanization and income inequality since the start of the economic reform. Based on the economic theory of urbanization and income distribution, we analyze the annual time series of China’s urbanization rate and Gini index from 1978 to 2014. The results show that urbanization has an immediate alleviating ...

Associations between Parents’ Perceived Air Quality in Homes and Health among Children in Nanjing, China

The increasing prevalence of respiratory diseases in Chinese children has focused attention on indoor environmental quality. We investigated associations between perceived air quality in domestic environments and children’s allergic diseases with a questionnaire survey study. A total of 4017 children aged 1–8 years old from 23 kindergartens in urban, suburban and industrial areas ...