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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908100/a-unified-theoretical-framework-for-mapping-models-for-the-multi-state-hamiltonian
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Jian Liu
We propose a new unified theoretical framework to construct equivalent representations of the multi-state Hamiltonian operator and present several approaches for the mapping onto the Cartesian phase space. After mapping an F-dimensional Hamiltonian onto an F+1 dimensional space, creation and annihilation operators are defined such that the F+1 dimensional space is complete for any combined excitation. Commutation and anti-commutation relations are then naturally derived, which show that the underlying degrees of freedom are neither bosons nor fermions...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908004/a-consensus-dynamics-with-delay-induced-instability-can-self-regulate-for-stability-via-agent-regrouping
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M Hyong Koh, Rifat Sipahi
Dynamics of many multi-agent systems is influenced by communication/activation delays τ. In the presence of delays, there exists a certain margin called the delay margin τ(*), less than which system stability holds. This margin depends strongly on agents' dynamics and the agent network. In this article, three key elements, namely, the delay margin, network graph, and a distance threshold conditioning two agents' connectivity are considered in a multi-agent consensus dynamics under delay τ. We report that when the dynamics is unstable under this delay, its states can be naturally bounded, even for arbitrarily large threshold values, preventing agents to disperse indefinitely...
November 2016: Chaos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905955/future-healthy-life-expectancy-among-older-adults-in-the-us-a-forecast-based-on-cohort-smoking-and-obesity-history
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Bochen Cao
BACKGROUND: In the past three decades, the elderly population in the United States experienced increase in life expectancy (LE) and disability-free life expectancy (LE(ND)), but decrease in life expectancy with disability (LE(D)). Smoking and obesity are two major risk factors that had negative impacts on these trends. While smoking prevalence continues to decline in recent decades, obesity prevalence has been growing and is currently at a high level. This study aims to forecast the healthy life expectancy for older adults aged 55 to 85 in the US from 2011 to 2040, in relation to their smoking and obesity history...
July 12, 2016: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905316/recombination-dynamics-of-type-ii-excitons-in-ga-in-as-gaas-ga-as-sb-heterostructures
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S Gies, B Holz, C Fuchs, W Stolz, W Heimbrodt
(Ga,In)As/GaAs/Ga(As,Sb) multi-quantum well heterostructures have been investigated using continuous wave and time-resolved photoluminescence spectroscopy at various temperatures. A complex interplay was observed between the excitonic type-II transitions with electrons in the (Ga,In)As well and holes in the Ga(As,Sb) well and the type-I excitons in the (Ga,In)As and Ga(As,Sb) wells. The type-II luminescence exhibits a strongly non-exponential temporal behavior below a critical temperature of T c = 70 K. The transients were analyzed in the framework of a rate-equation model...
December 1, 2016: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903281/improving-the-clinical-management-of-traumatic-brain-injury-through-the-pharmacokinetic-modeling-of-peripheral-blood-biomarkers
#5
Aaron Dadas, Jolewis Washington, Nicola Marchi, Damir Janigro
BACKGROUND: Blood biomarkers of neurovascular damage are used clinically to diagnose the presence severity or absence of neurological diseases, but data interpretation is confounded by a limited understanding of their dependence on variables other than the disease condition itself. These include half-life in blood, molecular weight, and marker-specific biophysical properties, as well as the effects of glomerular filtration, age, gender, and ethnicity. To study these factors, and to provide a method for markers' analyses, we developed a kinetic model that allows the integrated interpretation of these properties...
November 30, 2016: Fluids and Barriers of the CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900210/a-new-lpv-modeling-approach-using-pca-based-parameter-set-mapping-to-design-a-pss
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Mohammad B Abolhasani Jabali, Mohammad H Kazemi
This paper presents a new methodology for the modeling and control of power systems based on an uncertain polytopic linear parameter-varying (LPV) approach using parameter set mapping with principle component analysis (PCA). An LPV representation of the power system dynamics is generated by linearization of its differential-algebraic equations about the transient operating points for some given specific faults containing the system nonlinear properties. The time response of the output signal in the transient state plays the role of the scheduling signal that is used to construct the LPV model...
January 2017: Journal of Advanced Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898305/view-aligned-hypergraph-learning-for-alzheimer-s-disease-diagnosis-with-incomplete-multi-modality-data
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Mingxia Liu, Jun Zhang, Pew-Thian Yap, Dinggang Shen
Effectively utilizing incomplete multi-modality data for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and its prodrome (i.e., mild cognitive impairment, MCI) remains an active area of research. Several multi-view learning methods have been recently developed for AD/MCI diagnosis by using incomplete multi-modality data, with each view corresponding to a specific modality or a combination of several modalities. However, existing methods usually ignore the underlying coherence among views, which may lead to sub-optimal learning performance...
November 16, 2016: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897008/tracing-co-regulatory-network-dynamics-in-noisy-single-cell-transcriptome-trajectories
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Pablo Cordero, Joshua M Stuart
The availability of gene expression data at the single cell level makes it possible to probe the molecular underpinnings of complex biological processes such as differentiation and oncogenesis. Promising new methods have emerged for reconstructing a progression 'trajectory' from static single-cell transcriptome measurements. However, it remains unclear how to adequately model the appreciable level of noise in these data to elucidate gene regulatory network rewiring. Here, we present a framework called Single Cell Inference of MorphIng Trajectories and their Associated Regulation (SCIMITAR) that infers progressions from static single-cell transcriptomes by employing a continuous parametrization of Gaussian mixtures in high-dimensional curves...
2016: Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896982/predictive-modeling-of-hospital-readmission-rates-using-electronic-medical-record-wide-machine-learning-a-case-study-using-mount-sinai-heart-failure-cohort
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Khader Shameer, Kipp W Johnson, Alexandre Yahi, Riccardo Miotto, L I Li, Doran Ricks, Jebakumar Jebakaran, Patricia Kovatch, Partho P Sengupta, Sengupta Gelijns, Alan Moskovitz, Bruce Darrow, David L David, Andrew Kasarskis, Nicholas P Tatonetti, Sean Pinney, Joel T Dudley
Reduction of preventable hospital readmissions that result from chronic or acute conditions like stroke, heart failure, myocardial infarction and pneumonia remains a significant challenge for improving the outcomes and decreasing the cost of healthcare delivery in the United States. Patient readmission rates are relatively high for conditions like heart failure (HF) despite the implementation of high-quality healthcare delivery operation guidelines created by regulatory authorities. Multiple predictive models are currently available to evaluate potential 30-day readmission rates of patients...
2016: Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894095/microrna-182-drives-colonization-and-macroscopic-metastasis-via-targeting-its-suppressor-snai1-in-breast-cancer
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Yun Zhan, Xukun Li, Xiaoshuan Liang, Lin Li, Bangrong Cao, Baona Wang, Jianlin Ma, Fang Ding, Xiang Wang, Da Pang, Zhihua Liu
Metastasis is a multi-step process. Tumor cells occur epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) to start metastasis, then, they need to undergo a reverse progression of EMT, mesenchymal-epithelial transition (MET), to colonize and form macrometastases at distant organs to complete the whole process of metastasis. Although microRNAs (miRNAs) functions in EMT process are well established, their influence on colonization and macrometastases formation remains unclear. Here, we established an EMT model in MCF-10A cells with SNAI1 overexpression, and characterized some EMT-related microRNAs...
November 24, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892583/resonant-tunneling-based-graphene-quantum-dot-memristors
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Xuan Pan, Efstratios Skafidas
In this paper, we model two-terminal all graphene quantum dot (GQD) based resistor-type memory devices (memristors). The resistive switching is achieved by resonant electron tunneling. We show that parallel GQDs can be used to create multi-state memory circuits. The number of states can be optimised with additional voltage sources, whilst the noise margin for each state can be controlled by appropriately choosing the branch resistance. A three-terminal GQD device configuration is also studied. The addition of an isolated gate terminal can be used to add further or modify the states of the memory device...
November 28, 2016: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886288/exploring-the-mechanochemical-cycle-of-dynein-motor-proteins-structural-evidence-of-crucial-intermediates
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Mandira Dutta, Biman Jana
Dyneins, a class of motor proteins consisting of six AAA+ modules (AAA1-AAA6), convert chemical energy derived from the hydrolysis of ATP into mechanical energy to walk along the microtubule track towards its minus end while accomplishing various cellular tasks including the transportation of various intracellular cargos. In a full mechanochemical cycle, dynein goes through ATP binding induced open to closed state transition of AAA1, hydrolysis of that ATP and closed to open state transition induced by the release of hydrolysed products along with linker remodelling in different nucleotide states...
November 25, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885540/automatic-abdominal-multi-organ-segmentation-using-deep-convolutional-neural-network-and-time-implicit-level-sets
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Peijun Hu, Fa Wu, Jialin Peng, Yuanyuan Bao, Feng Chen, Dexing Kong
PURPOSE: Multi-organ segmentation from CT images is an essential step for computer-aided diagnosis and surgery planning. However, manual delineation of the organs by radiologists is tedious, time-consuming and poorly reproducible. Therefore, we propose a fully automatic method for the segmentation of multiple organs from three-dimensional abdominal CT images. METHODS: The proposed method employs deep fully convolutional neural networks (CNNs) for organ detection and segmentation, which is further refined by a time-implicit multi-phase evolution method...
November 24, 2016: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884729/rationale-and-design-of-the-coronary-artery-calcium-consortium-a-multicenter-cohort-study
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Michael J Blaha, Seamus P Whelton, Mahmoud Al Rifai, Zeina A Dardari, Leslee J Shaw, Mouaz H Al-Mallah, Kuni Matsushita, John A Rumberger, Daniel S Berman, Matthew J Budoff, Michael D Miedema, Khurram Nasir
BACKGROUND: Although coronary artery calcium (CAC) has been investigated for over two decades, there is very limited data on the association of CAC with cause of death. The CAC Consortium is a large ongoing multi-center observational cohort of individuals who underwent non-contrast cardiac-gated CAC testing and systematic, prospective, long-term follow-up for mortality with ascertainment of cause of death. METHODS: Four participating institutions from three states within the US (California, Minnesota, and Ohio) have contributed individual-level patient data to the CAC Consortium (spanning years 1991-2010)...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884182/operations-research-for-resource-planning-and-use-in-radiotherapy-a-literature-review
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Bruno Vieira, Erwin W Hans, Corine van Vliet-Vroegindeweij, Jeroen van de Kamer, Wim van Harten
BACKGROUND: The delivery of radiotherapy (RT) involves the use of rather expensive resources and multi-disciplinary staff. As the number of cancer patients receiving RT increases, timely delivery becomes increasingly difficult due to the complexities related to, among others, variable patient inflow, complex patient routing, and the joint planning of multiple resources. Operations research (OR) methods have been successfully applied to solve many logistics problems through the development of advanced analytical models for improved decision making...
November 25, 2016: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882292/muscular-strength-and-endurance-and-cardio-metabolic-health-in-disadvantaged-hispanic-children-from-the-u-s
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Ryan D Burns, Timothy A Brusseau
The predictive relationship between muscular strength and endurance and cardio-metabolic health, independent from aerobic fitness, is not clear in disadvantaged Hispanic children. The purpose of this study was to examine the predictive relationship between muscular strength and endurance and clustered cardio-metabolic risk, controlling for aerobic fitness, in Hispanic children from low-income schools. Participants were 320 Hispanic children (Mean age = 10.1 ± 1.1 years; 164 girls, 156 boys) recruited during the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 academic years from five low-income schools from the state of Utah in the U...
March 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879288/multi-omics-analysis-of-serum-samples-demonstrates-reprogramming-of-organ-functions-via-systemic-calcium-mobilization-and-platelet-activation-in-metastatic-melanoma
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Besnik Muqaku, Martin Eisninger, Samuel M Meier, Ammar Tahir, Tobias Prokop, Sebastian Haferkamp, Astrid Slany, Albrecht Reichle, Christopher Gerner
Pathophysiologies of cancer-associated syndroms such as cachexia are poorly understood and no routine biomarkers have been established, yet. Using shotgun proteomics, known marker molecules including PMEL, CRP, SAA and CSPG4 were found deregulated in patients with metastatic melanoma. Targeted analysis of 58 selected proteins with multiple reaction monitoring was applied for independent data verification. In three patients, two of which suffered from cachexia, a tissue damage signature was determined, consisting of nine proteins, PLTP, CD14, TIMP1, S10A8, S10A9, GP1BA, PTPRJ, CD44 and C4A, as well as increased levels of glycine and asparagine, and decreased levels of polyunsaturated phosphatidylcholine concentrations, as determined by targeted metabolomics...
November 22, 2016: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876709/low-energy-microscopic-models-for-iron-based-superconductors-a-review
#18
Rafael M Fernandes, Andrey V Chubukov
The development of sensible microscopic models is essential to elucidate the normal-state and superconducting properties of the iron-based superconductors. Because these materials are mostly metallic, a good starting point is an effective low-energy model that captures the electronic states near the Fermi level and their interactions. However, in contrast to cuprates, iron-based high-T c compounds are multi-orbital systems with Hubbard and Hund interactions, resulting in a rather involved 10-orbital lattice model...
November 23, 2016: Reports on Progress in Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876164/measuring-the-environmental-sustainability-performance-of-global-supply-chains-a-multi-regional-input-output-analysis-for-carbon-sulphur-oxide-and-water-footprints
#19
Adolf Acquaye, Kuishuang Feng, Eunice Oppon, Said Salhi, Taofeeq Ibn-Mohammed, Andrea Genovese, Klaus Hubacek
Measuring the performance of environmentally sustainable supply chains instead of chain constitute has become a challenge despite the convergence of the underlining principles of sustainable supply chain management. This challenge is exacerbated by the fact that supply chains are inherently dynamic and complex and also because multiple measures can be used to characterize performances. By identifying some of the critical issues in the literature regarding performance measurements, this paper contributes to the existing body of literature by adopting an environmental performance measurement approach for economic sectors...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875138/topiclens-efficient-multi-level-visual-topic-exploration-of-large-scale-document-collections
#20
Minjeong Kim, Kyeongpil Kang, Deokgun Park, Jaegul Choo, Niklas Elmqvist
Topic modeling, which reveals underlying topics of a document corpus, has been actively adopted in visual analytics for large-scale document collections. However, due to its significant processing time and non-interactive nature, topic modeling has so far not been tightly integrated into a visual analytics workflow. Instead, most such systems are limited to utilizing a fixed, initial set of topics. Motivated by this gap in the literature, we propose a novel interaction technique called TopicLens that allows a user to dynamically explore data through a lens interface where topic modeling and the corresponding 2D embedding are efficiently computed on the fly...
January 2017: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
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