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-Adic Polynomials and Partial Fraction Decomposition of Proper Rational Functions over or

; ude.ynuc.ccq@mikk Received 15 October 2017; Accepted 20 February 2018; Published 2 April 2018 Academic Editor: Adolfo Ballester-Bolinches Copyright © 2018 Kwang Hyun Kim and Xin Zhang. This is an open access ... conflicts of interest regarding the publication of this paper. Acknowledgments The work of Xin Zhang has been partially supported through The CUNY Research Scholars Program (CRSP) and US Department of

A Cloud-Based X73 Ubiquitous Mobile Healthcare System: Design and Implementation

Based on the user-centric paradigm for next generation networks, this paper describes a ubiquitous mobile healthcare (uHealth) system based on the ISO/IEEE 11073 personal health data (PHD) standards (X73) and cloud computing techniques. A number of design issues associated with the system implementation are outlined. The system includes a middleware on the user side, providing a...

A Cone-Beam Computed Tomographic Study on Mandibular First Molars in a Chinese Subpopulation

The purpose of this study was to conduct a cone-beam computed tomographic (CBCT) investigation on the root and canal configuration of the mandibular first molars, especially the morphology of the disto-lingual (DL) root, in a Chinese subpopulation. A total of 910 CBCT images of the mandibular first molars were collected from 455 patients who underwent CBCT examinations as a...

A Human Anti-Toll Like Receptor 4 Fab Fragment Inhibits Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines Production in Macrophages

The results of clinical and experimental studies suggest that endotoxin/toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4)-mediated proinflammatory and profibrotic signaling activation is critical in the development of hepatic fibrosis. However, studies examining the role of specific TLR4 inhibitor are still lacking. The present study was aimed to prepare a human anti-TLR4 Fab fragment, named hTLR4...

A Jacobi-Collocation Method for Second Kind Volterra Integral Equations with a Smooth Kernel

SCY1308. Haotao Cai is supported by Natural Science Foundation of Shandong Province Grant ZR2010AQ001. Xin Zhang is supported by Natural Science Foundation of Shandong Province Grant ZR2010AQ012

A Longitudinal Study of Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) among Pupils in Relation to SO2, NO2, O3 and PM10 in Schools in China

There are fewer longitudinal studies from China on symptoms as described for the sick building syndrome (SBS). Here, we performed a two-year prospective study and investigated associations between environmental parameters such as room temperature, relative air humidity (RH), carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), sulphur dioxide (SO2), ozone (O3), particulate matter (PM10...

A Map of Copy Number Variations in Chinese Populations

It has been shown that the human genome contains extensive copy number variations (CNVs). Investigating the medical and evolutionary impacts of CNVs requires the knowledge of locations, sizes and frequency distribution of them within and between populations. However, CNV study of Chinese minorities, which harbor the majority of genetic diversity of Chinese populations, has been...

A Multidimensional and Multimembership Clustering Method for Social Networks and Its Application in Customer Relationship Management

Xin Zhang certify that there is no actual or potential conflict of interests in relation to this paper. Acknowledgments The first author is partially supported by the China Postdoctoral Science

A New Residual Life Prediction Method for Complex Systems Based on Wiener Process and Evidential Reasoning

@gnehcgnabgnahz Received 21 February 2018; Accepted 26 March 2018; Published 3 May 2018 Academic Editor: Youqing Wang Copyright © 2018 Xin Zhang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the

A New Residual Life Prediction Method for Complex Systems Based on Wiener Process and Evidential Reasoning

@gnehcgnabgnahz Received 21 February 2018; Accepted 26 March 2018; Published 3 May 2018 Academic Editor: Youqing Wang Copyright © 2018 Xin Zhang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the

A Novel Broadband Band-pass Filter Based on Spoof Surface Plasmon Polaritons

In this paper, we present a novel broadband bandpass filter based on spoof surface plasmon polaritons (SSPPs) in the microwave frequency band. The proposed bandpass filter includes three parts: (1) coplanar waveguide (CPW); (2) matching transition; and (3) coupled structure that is an asymmetric coupled filter constructed by five grooved strips. The proposed bandpass filter...

A Study on Curing Kinetics of Nano-Phase Modified Epoxy Resin

reaction mechanism. The results showed that the curing reaction mechanism was autocatalytic reaction. 1 4 Author Contributions Hailing Ma, Xin Zhang, Feifei Ju, Sang-Bing Tsai; Providing case and idea ... : Hailing Ma; Providing revised advice: Hailing Ma, Xin Zhang, Feifei Ju, Sang-Bing Tsai. Additional Information Competing Interests: The authors declare no competing interests. Publisher's note: Springer

A case–control study of risk factors for HIV-negative children with cryptococcal meningitis in Shi Jiazhuang, China

Background Although cryptococcal meningitis (CM) is an emerging disease worldwide, there have been few studies of the characteristics and risk factors of CM in children. Methods We used data collected from May 2007 through April 2012 in the Acute Meningitis-Encephalitis Syndrome Surveillance project in Shi Jiazhuang, China to describe the epidemiologic, clinical, and laboratory...

A comparative proteomic study identified calreticulin and prohibitin up-regulated in adrenocortical carcinomas

Background Identifying novel tumor biomarkers to develop more effective diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for patients with ACC is urgently needed. The aim of the study was to compare the proteomic profiles between adrenocortical carcinomas (ACC) and normal adrenocortical tissues in order to identify novel potential biomarkers for ACC. Methods The protein samples from 12 ACC...

A dimension separation-based two-dimensional correlation interferometer algorithm

Ting Cheng 0 Xintao Gui 0 Xin Zhang 0 0 School of Electronic Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China , Chengdu, Sichuan 611731, P. R. China A two-dimensional

A functional polymorphism at microRNA-629-binding site in the 3′-untranslated region of NBS1 gene confers an increased risk of lung cancer in Southern and Eastern Chinese population

The genetic variations in NBS1 gene have been reported to be associated with cancer risk. The polymorphisms in 3′-untranslated region (3′-UTR) of NBS1 might affect gene’s function and thus contribute to cancer susceptibility. We hypothesized that these polymorphisms of NBS1 are associated with the lung cancer risk. In two independent case–control studies conducted in Southern and...

A hesitant group emergency decision making method based on prospect theory

Group emergency decision-making (GEDM) problems have drawn great attention in past few years due to its advantages of dealing with the emergency events (EEs) effectively. Due to the fact that EEs are usually featured by lack of information and time pressure, decision makers (DMs) are often bound rational and their psychological behaviors are very crucial to the GEDM process...

A linear polyethylenimine mediated siRNA-based therapy targeting human epidermal growth factor receptor in SPC-A1 xenograft mice

Background Linear polyethylenimine (LPEI) is considered as a desirable gene in vivo delivery system, but whether it could deliver the specific siRNA targeted EGFR to the tumor site to inhibit the growth of NSCLC xenograft in nude mice still needs to be examined. Methods In this study, LPEI/siRNA was made into a complex and SPC-A1-xenografted mice model was established. Then...

A national school-based health lifestyles interventions among Chinese children and adolescents against obesity: rationale, design and methodology of a randomized controlled trial in China

Background The prevalence of obesity among children and adolescents has been rapidly rising in Mainland China in recent decades, both in urban and rural areas. There is an urgent need to develop effective interventions to prevent childhood obesity. Limited rigid data regarding children and adolescent overweight prevention in China are available. A national random controlled...

A non-revisiting artificial bee colony algorithm for phased array synthesis

An effective non-revisiting artificial bee colony (NrABC) algorithm based on the paradigm of artificial bee colony (ABC) is developed in this paper. NrABC is applied to tackle the synthesis of phased linear arrays. Pros and cons of NrABC is provided along with a comparison to standard ABC. Binary space partitioning tree structure is used to record history evolutionary information...