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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911802/aerosol-indirect-effect-from-turbulence-induced-broadening-of-cloud-droplet-size-distributions
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Kamal Kant Chandrakar, Will Cantrell, Kelken Chang, David Ciochetto, Dennis Niedermeier, Mikhail Ovchinnikov, Raymond A Shaw, Fan Yang
The influence of aerosol concentration on the cloud-droplet size distribution is investigated in a laboratory chamber that enables turbulent cloud formation through moist convection. The experiments allow steady-state microphysics to be achieved, with aerosol input balanced by cloud-droplet growth and fallout. As aerosol concentration is increased, the cloud-droplet mean diameter decreases, as expected, but the width of the size distribution also decreases sharply. The aerosol input allows for cloud generation in the limiting regimes of fast microphysics ([Formula: see text]) for high aerosol concentration, and slow microphysics ([Formula: see text]) for low aerosol concentration; here, [Formula: see text] is the phase-relaxation time and [Formula: see text] is the turbulence-correlation time...
November 28, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908704/on-the-relationship-between-cell-cycle-analysis-with-ergodic-principles-and-age-structured-cell-population-models
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K Kuritz, D Stöhr, N Pollak, F Allgöwer
Cyclic processes, in particular the cell cycle, are of great importance in cell biology. Continued improvement in cell population analysis methods like fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, CyTOF or single-cell omics made mathematical methods based on ergodic principles a powerful tool in studying these processes. In this paper, we establish the relationship between cell cycle analysis with ergodic principles and age structured population models. To this end, we describe the progression of a single cell through the cell cycle by a stochastic differential equation on a one dimensional manifold in the high dimensional dataspace of cell cycle markers...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908703/simultaneous-effects-of-coagulation-and-variable-magnetic-field-on-peristaltically-induced-motion-of-jeffrey-nanofluid-containing-gyrotactic-microorganism
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M M Bhatti, A Zeeshan, R Ellahi
In this article, simultaneous effects of coagulation (blood clot) and variable magnetic field on peristaltically induced motion of non-Newtonian Jeffrey nanofluid containing gyrotactic microorganism through an annulus have been studied. The effects of an endoscope also taken into consideration in our study as a special case. The governing flow problem is simplified by taking the approximation of long wavelength and creeping flow regime. The resulting highly coupled differential equations are solved analytically with the help of perturbation method and series solution have been presented up to second order approximation...
November 28, 2016: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908055/acoustic-modeling-of-a-three-dimensional-rectangular-opened-enclosure-coupled-with-a-semi-infinite-exterior-field-at-the-baffled-opening
#4
Guoyong Jin, Shuangxia Shi, Zhigang Liu
A modeling method is proposed for the acoustic analysis of a three-dimensional (3D) rectangular opened enclosure coupled with a semi-infinite exterior field by a rectangular opening of arbitrary size, and with general wall impedance. In contrast to existing modeling methods that solve the differential equations, the energy principle in combination with a 3D modified Fourier cosine series is employed in the present method for the modeling of this system. Under this theoretical framework, the effect of an opening in the wall of a rectangular enclosure is taken into account via the work done by the sound pressure acting on the opening between the finite enclosure and exterior domain...
November 2016: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908006/generation-and-dynamics-analysis-of-n-scrolls-existence-in-new-translation-type-chaotic-systems
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Yue Liu, Shuxu Guo
In this paper, we propose two kinds of translation type chaotic systems for creating 2 N + 1-and 2(N + 1)-scrolls chaotic attractors from a simple three-dimensional system, which are named the translation-2 chaotic system (a12a21 < 0) and the translation-3 chaotic system (a12a21 > 0). We also propose the successful design criterion for constructing 2 N + 1-and 2(N + 1)-scrolls, respectively. Then, the dynamics property of the translation-2 chaotic system is studied in detail...
November 2016: Chaos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907994/hopf-bifurcation-control-for-a-class-of-delay-differential-systems-with-discrete-time-delayed-feedback-controller
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Huan Su, Xuerong Mao, Wenxue Li
This paper is concerned with the asymptotical stabilization for a class of unstable delay differential equations. Continuous-time delayed feedback controller (C-TDFC) and discrete-time delayed feedback controller (D-TDFC) are presented and studied, respectively. To our best knowledge, applying Hopf bifurcation theory to delay differential equations with D-TDFC is original and meaningful. The difficulty brought by the introduction of sampling period has been overcome. An effective control range which ensures the asymptotical stability of equilibrium for the system with C-TDFC is obtained...
November 2016: Chaos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906298/high-resolution-brillouin-optical-correlation-domain-analysis-with-no-spectral-scanning
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Eyal Preter, Dexin Ba, Yosef London, Orel Shlomi, Yair Antman, Avi Zadok
Distributed Brillouin fiber sensors typically rely on the reconstruction of the steady-state Brillouin gain spectrum (BGS), through spectral scanning of the frequency offset between the pump and signal waves. In this work, we propose and demonstrate an alternative approach, in which the local Brillouin frequency shift (BFS) is extracted from temporal transient analysis of the step response of the amplified signal wave. Measurements are taken at only two arbitrary frequency offsets between pump and signal. No spectral scanning and no prior knowledge of a reference BGS are necessary...
November 28, 2016: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902979/altered-systemic-adipokines-in-patients-with-chronic-urticaria
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Hoang Kim Tu Trinh, Duy Le Pham, Ga-Young Ban, Hyun-Young Lee, Hae-Sim Park, Young-Min Ye
BACKGROUND: Increasing evidence suggests that adipokines affect immune responses and chronic urticaria (CU) is associated with an altered immune response related to chronic systemic inflammation. Our objectives were to investigate whether adipokines are involved in CU pathogenesis and to outline relationships between adipokines and urticaria severity and quality of life. METHODS: Serum adiponectin, leptin, lipocalin-2 (LCN2), interleukin (IL)-10, IL-6, and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α concentrations were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays in 191 CU patients and 89 healthy controls...
December 1, 2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
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/27896789/mhd-natural-convection-flow-of-casson-nanofluid-over-nonlinearly-stretching-sheet-through-porous-medium-with-chemical-reaction-and-thermal-radiation
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Imran Ullah, Ilyas Khan, Sharidan Shafie
In the present work, the effects of chemical reaction on hydromagnetic natural convection flow of Casson nanofluid induced due to nonlinearly stretching sheet immersed in a porous medium under the influence of thermal radiation and convective boundary condition are performed numerically. Moreover, the effects of velocity slip at stretching sheet wall are also examined in this study. The highly nonlinear-coupled governing equations are converted to nonlinear ordinary differential equations via similarity transformations...
December 2016: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883044/predicting-the-location-of-the-hip-joint-centres-impact-of-age-group-and-sex
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Reiko Hara, Jennifer McGinley, Chris Briggs, Richard Baker, Morgan Sangeux
Clinical gait analysis incorporating three-dimensional motion analysis plays a key role in planning surgical treatments in people with gait disability. The position of the Hip Joint Centre (HJC) within the pelvis is thus critical to ensure accurate data interpretation. The position of the HJC is determined from regression equations based on anthropometric measurements derived from relatively small datasets. Current equations do not take sex or age into account, even though pelvis shape is known to differ between sex, and gait analysis is performed in populations with wide range of age...
November 24, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882287/oscillation-and-asymptotic-properties-of-a-class-of-second-order-emden-fowler-neutral-differential-equations
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Rui Wang, Qiqiang Li
We consider a class of second-order Emden-Fowler equations with positive and nonpositve neutral coefficients. By using the Riccati transformation and inequalities, several oscillation and asymptotic results are established. Some examples are given to illustrate the main results.
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881934/modeling-biological-gradient-formation-combining-partial-differential-equations-and-petri-nets
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Laura M F Bertens, Jetty Kleijn, Sander C Hille, Monika Heiner, Maciej Koutny, Fons J Verbeek
Both Petri nets and differential equations are important modeling tools for biological processes. In this paper we demonstrate how these two modeling techniques can be combined to describe biological gradient formation. Parameters derived from partial differential equation describing the process of gradient formation are incorporated in an abstract Petri net model. The quantitative aspects of the resulting model are validated through a case study of gradient formation in the fruit fly.
2016: Natural Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880734/the-role-of-necrosis-acute-hypoxia-and-chronic-hypoxia-in-18-f-fmiso-pet-image-contrast-a-computational-modelling-study
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Daniel R Warren, Mike Partridge
Positron emission tomography (PET) using (18)F-fluoromisonidazole (FMISO) is a promising technique for imaging tumour hypoxia, and a potential target for radiotherapy dose-painting. However, the relationship between FMISO uptake and oxygen partial pressure ([Formula: see text]) is yet to be quantified fully. Tissue oxygenation varies over distances much smaller than clinical PET resolution (<100 μm versus  ∼4 mm), and cyclic variations in tumour perfusion have been observed on timescales shorter than typical FMISO PET studies (∼20 min versus a few hours)...
December 21, 2016: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879126/estimation-of-initial-functions-for-systems-with-delays-from-discrete-measurements
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Krzysztof Fujarewicz
The work presents a gradient-based approach to estimation of initial functions of time delay elements appearing in models of dynamical systems. It is shown how to generate the gradient of the estimation objective function in the initial function space using adjoint sensitivity analysis. It is assumed that the system is continuous-time and described by ordinary differential equations with delays but the estimation is done based on discrete-time measurements of the signals appearing in the system. Results of gradient-based estimation of initial functions for exemplary models are presented and discussed...
February 1, 2017: Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering: MBE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879125/mathematical-modeling-of-liver-fibrosis
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Avner Friedman, Wenrui Hao
Fibrosis is the formation of excessive fibrous connective tissue in an organ or tissue, which occurs in reparative process or in response to inflammation. Fibrotic diseases are characterized by abnormal excessive deposition of fibrous proteins, such as collagen, and the disease is most commonly progressive, leading to organ disfunction and failure. Although fibrotic diseases evolve in a similar way in all organs, differences may occur as a result of structure and function of the specific organ. In liver fibrosis, the gold standard for diagnosis and monitoring the progression of the disease is biopsy, which is invasive and cannot be repeated frequently...
February 1, 2017: Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering: MBE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879117/a-singular-limit-for-an-age-structured-mutation-problem
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Jacek Banasiak, Aleksandra Falkiewicz
The spread of a particular trait in a cell population often is modelled by an appropriate system of ordinary differential equations describing how the sizes of subpopulations of the cells with the same genome change in time. On the other hand, it is recognized that cells have their own vital dynamics and mutations, leading to changes in their genome, mostly occurring during the cell division at the end of its life cycle. In this context, the process is described by a system of McKendrick type equations which resembles a network transport problem...
February 1, 2017: Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering: MBE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879115/preface
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Avner Friedman, Mirosław Lachowicz, Urszula Ledzewicz, Monika Joanna Piotrowska, Zuzanna Szymanska
This volume was inspired by the topics presented at the international conference "Micro and Macro Systems in Life Sciences" which was held on Jun 8-12, 2015 in Będlewo, Poland. System biology is an approach which tries to understand how micro systems, at the molecular and cellular levels, affect macro systems such as organs, tissue and populations. Thus it is not surprising that a major theme of this volume evolves around cancer and its treatment. Articles on this topic include models for tumor induced angiogenesis, without and with delays, metastatic niche of the bone marrow, drug resistance and metronomic chemotherapy, and virotherapy of glioma...
February 1, 2017: Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering: MBE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876454/will-the-global-hiv-response-fail-gay-and-bisexual-men-and-other-men-who-have-sex-with-men
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George Ayala, Glenn-Milo Santos
INTRODUCTION: Gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men are among the small number of groups for whom HIV remains uncontrolled worldwide. Although there have been recent and notable decreases in HIV incidence across several countries, prevalence and incidence is consistently higher or rising among men who have sex with men when compared with other groups. METHODS: In 2014, MSMGF (the Global Forum on MSM & HIV) conducted its third biennial Global Men's Health and Rights Study, an international, multilingual, web-based cross-sectional survey of men who have sex with men recruited through online convenience sampling...
2016: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876005/a-predictive-model-to-differentiate-dengue-from-other-febrile-illness
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Eduardo Fernández, Marek Smieja, Stephen D Walter, Mark Loeb
BACKGROUND: Dengue is a major public health problem in tropical and subtropical countries and has a presentation similar to other febrile illnesses. Since laboratory confirmation is frequently delayed, the majority of dengue cases are diagnosed based on symptoms. The objective of this study was to identify clinical, hematological and demographical parameters that could be used as predictors of dengue fever among patients with febrile illness. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 548 patients presenting with febrile syndrome to the largest public hospitals in Honduras...
November 22, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
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