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Econometric Analysis of Cross Section and Panel Data

This graduate text provides an intuitive but rigorous treatment of contemporary methods used in microeconometric research. The book makes clear that applied microeconometrics is about the estimation of marginal and treatment effects, and that parametric...

Strategic Management: THE STAKEHOLDER APPROACH

Strategic Management: THE STAKEHOLDER APPROACH

REVIEW OF PARTICLE PHYSICS

This biennial Review summarizes much of particle physics. Using data from previous editions, plus 2633 new measurements from 689 papers, we list, evaluate, and average measured properties of gauge bosons, leptons, quarks, mesons, and baryons. We also...

Cancer Statistics, 2010

Each year, the American Cancer Society estimates the number of new cancer cases and deaths expected in the United States in the current year and compiles the most recent data regarding cancer incidence, mortality, and survival based on incidence data...

Estimates of worldwide burden of cancer in 2008: GLOBOCAN 2008

Estimates of the worldwide incidence and mortality from 27 cancers in 2008 have been prepared for 182 countries as part of the GLOBOCAN series published by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. In this article, we present the results for 20...

Fast and accurate short read alignment with Burrows–Wheeler transform

Motivation: The enormous amount of short reads generated by the new DNA sequencing technologies call for the development of fast and accurate read alignment programs. A first generation of hash table-based methods has been developed, including MAQ, which...

Prevalence and Trends in Obesity Among US Adults, 1999-2008

Results In 2007-2008, the age-adjusted prevalence of obesity was 33.8% (95% confidence interval [CI], 31.6%-36.0%) overall, 32.2% (95% CI, 29.5%-35.0%) among men, and 35.5% (95% CI, 33.2%-37.7%) among women. The corresponding...

Sequencing technologies — the next generation

Demand has never been greater for revolutionary technologies that deliver fast, inexpensive and accurate genome information. This challenge has catalysed the development of next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies. The inexpensive production of large...

Modern Applied Statistics with S

A guide to using S environments to perform statistical analyses providing both an introduction to the use of S and a course in modern statistical methods. The emphasis is on presenting practical problems and full analyses of real data sets.

A consistent and accurate ab initio parametrization of density functional dispersion correction "DFT-D… for the 94 elements H-Pu

The method of dispersion correction as an add-on to standard Kohn–Sham density functional theory DFT-D has been refined regarding higher accuracy, broader range of applicability, and less empiricism. The main new ingredients are atom-pairwise specific...

Monte Carlo Statistical Methods

We have sold 4300 copies worldwide of the first edition (1999). This new edition contains five completely new chapters covering new developments.

A Comparison of Balloon-Expandable-Stent Implantation with Balloon Angioplasty in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease

Background Balloon-expandable coronary-artery stents were developed to prevent coronary restenosis after coronary angioplasty. These devices hold coronary vessels open at sites that have been dilated. However, it is unknown whether stenting improves long-term...

An association between air pollution and mortality in six U.S. cities

The effects of air pollution on mortality are analyzed taking into account individual risk factors such as cigarette smoking. "Survival analysis including Cox proportional-hazards regression modeling was conducted with data from a 14-to-16-year mortality...

PHENIX: a comprehensive Python‐based system for macromolecular structure solution

Macromolecular X-ray crystallography is routinely applied to understand biological processes at a molecular level. How­ever, significant time and effort are still required to solve and complete many of these structures because of the need for manual...

A view of cloud computing

Clearing the clouds away from the true potential and obstacles posed by this computing capability.

Handbook of social psychology

Susan T. Fiske, Daniel T. Gilbert, Gardner Lindzey

Possessions and Self

Russell W. Belk

Users of the world, unite! The challenges and opportunities of Social Media

The concept of Social Media is top of the agenda for many business executives today. Decision makers, as well as consultants, try to identify ways in which firms can make profitable use of applications such as Wikipedia, YouTube, Facebook, Second Life,...

CONSORT 2010 Statement: updated guidelines for reporting parallel group randomised trials

The CONSORT statement is used worldwide to improve the reporting of randomised controlled trials. Kenneth Schulz and colleagues describe the latest version, CONSORT 2010, which updates the reporting guideline based on new methodological evidence and accumulating...

Prognostic Implications of Echocardiographically Determined Left Ventricular Mass in the Framingham Heart Study

A pattern of left ventricular hypertrophy evident on the electrocardiogram is a harbinger of morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular disease. Echocardiography permits the noninvasive determination of left ventricular mass and the examination of its...

Data envelopment analysis

In this article, we introduce a user-written data envelopment analysis command for Stata. Data envelopment analysis is a linear programming method for assessing the efficiency and productivity of units called decision-making units. Over the last decades,...

Features and development of Coot

Coot is a molecular-graphics application for model building and validation of biological macromolecules. The program displays electron-density maps and atomic models and allows model manipulations such as idealization, real-space refinement, manual rotation/translation,...

A beginner's guide to structural equation modeling

Randall E. Schumacker, Richard G. Lomax

Handbook of personality : theory and research

Oliver P. John, Richard W. Robins, Lawrence A. Pervin

Perceived Self-Efficacy in Cognitive Development and Functioning

In this article, I review the diverse ways in which perceived self-efficacy contributes to cognitive development and functioning. Perceived self-efficacy exerts its influence through four major processes. They include cognitive, motivational, affective,...

Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) offer the possibilities to design solar cells with a large flexibility in shape, color, and transparency. DSC research groups have been established around the worl ...

Flows in Networks

In this classic book, first published in 1962, L. R. Ford, Jr., and D. R. Fulkerson set the foundation for the study of network flow problems. The models and algorithms introduced in Flows in Networks are used widely today in the fields of transportation...

An Introduction to Copulas

The study of copulas and their role in statistics is a new but vigorously growing field. In this book the student or practitioner of statistics and probability will find discussions of the fundamental properties of copulas and some of their primary applications....

Delivering quality service : balancing customer perceptions and expectations

Valarie A. Zeithaml, A. Parasuraman, Leonard L. Berry

The Genome Analysis Toolkit: A MapReduce framework for analyzing next-generation DNA sequencing data

Next-generation DNA sequencing (NGS) projects, such as the 1000 Genomes Project, are already revolutionizing our understanding of genetic variation among individuals. However, the massive data sets generated by NGS—the 1000 Genome pilot alone includes...

Plasma Norepinephrine as a Guide to Prognosis in Patients with Chronic Congestive Heart Failure

Hemodynamics, plasma norepinephrine, and plasma renin activity were measured at supine rest in 106 patients (83 men and 23 women) with moderate to severe congestive heart failure. During follow-up lasting 1 to 62 months, 60 patients died (57 per cent);...

Unconventional Medicine in the United States -- Prevalence, Costs, and Patterns of Use

Letters ABSTRACT Background Many people use unconventional therapies for health problems, but the extent of this use and the costs are not known. We conducted a national survey to determine the prevalence, costs, and patterns of use of unconventional...

Plasmonics for improved photovoltaic devices

The emerging field of plasmonics has yielded methods for guiding and localizing light at the nanoscale, well below the scale of the wavelength of light in free space. Now plasmonics researchers are turning their attention to photovoltaics, where design...

Oxygen-Derived Free Radicals in Postischemic Tissue Injury

ISCHEMIA-induced pathologic processes are responsible for the single greatest cause of death in this country — heart disease; cerebral ischemia also makes a major contribution to our nation's morbidity and mortality. A relatively subtle indicator of...

Networks: An Introduction

The scientific study of networks, including computer networks, social networks, and biological networks, has received an enormous amount of interest in the last few years. The rise of the Internet and the wide availability of inexpensive computers have...

A Map of Human Genome Variation from Population Scale Sequencing

The 1000 Genomes Project aims to provide a deep characterization of human genome sequence variation as a foundation for investigating the relationship between genotype and phenotype. Here we present results of the pilot phase of the project, designed...

Guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation The Task Force for the Management of Atrial Fibrillation of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

Guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation : the Task Force for the Management of Atrial Fibrillation of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

Advances in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

Mohammed J. Zaki, Jeffrey Xu Yu, B. Ravindran, Vikram Pudi

A Randomized Comparison of Coronary-Stent Placement and Balloon Angioplasty in the Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease

Background Coronary-stent placement is a new technique in which a balloon-expandable, stainless-steel, slotted tube is implanted at the site of a coronary stenosis. The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of stent placement and standard balloon...

Compensatory Enlargement of Human Atherosclerotic Coronary Arteries

Whether human coronary arteries undergo compensatory enlargement in the presence of coronary disease has not been clarified. We studied histologic sections of the left main coronary artery in 136 hearts obtained at autopsy to determine whether atherosclerotic...

Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Implantation for Aortic Stenosis in Patients Who Cannot Undergo Surgery

Background: Many patients with severe aortic stenosis and coexisting conditions are not candidates for surgical replacement of the aortic valve. Recently, transcatheter aortic-valve implantation (TAVI) has been suggested as a less invasive treatment for...

Global estimates of the prevalence of diabetes for 2010 and 2030

AimWe estimated the number of people worldwide with diabetes for the years 2010 and 2030.MethodsStudies from 91 countries were used to calculate age- and sex-specific diabetes prevalences, which were applied to national population estimates, to determine...

Transcript assembly and abundance estimation from RNA-Seq reveals thousands of new transcripts and switching among isoforms

High-throughput mRNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) holds the promise of simultaneous transcript discovery and abundance estimation 1-3 . We introduce an algorithm for transcript assembly coupled with a statistical model for RNA-Seq experiments that produces estimates...

Guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation The Task Force for the Management of Atrial Fibrillation of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

Guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation : the Task Force for the Management of Atrial Fibrillation of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

The Internet of Things: A survey

This paper addresses the Internet of Things. Main enabling factor of this promising paradigm is the integration of several technologies and communications solutions. Identification and tracking technologies, wired and wireless sensor and actuator networks,...

Sexually transmitted diseases treatment guidelines, 2010.

The MMWR series of publications is published by the Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, GA 30333.

MolProbity: all-atom structure validation for macromolecular crystallography

MolProbity is a structure-validation web service that provides broad-spectrum solidly based evaluation of model quality at both the global and local levels for both proteins and nucleic acids. It relies heavily on the power and sensitivity provided by...

Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase Inhibition in Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer

Background Oncogenic fusion genes consisting of EML4 and anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) are present in a subgroup of non–small-cell lung cancers, representing 2 to 7% of such tumors. We explored the therapeutic efficacy of inhibiting ALK in such tumors...

Topological insulators and superconductors

: Topological insulators are new states of quantum matter which can not be adiabatically connected to conventional insulators and semiconductors. They are characterized by a full insulating gap in the bulk and gapless edge or surface states which are...

Object Detection with Discriminatively Trained Part-Based Models

We describe an object detection system based on mixtures of multiscale deformable part models. Our system is able to represent highly variable object classes and achieves state-of-the-art results in the PASCAL object detection challenges. While deformable...

The Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support

The development of a self-report measure of subjectively assessed social support, the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS), is described. Subjects included 136 female and 139 male university undergraduates. Three subscales, each...

Introduction to Discrete Event Systems

Introduction to Discrete Event Systems is a comprehensive introduction to the field of discrete event systems, offering a breadth of coverage that makes the material accessible to readers of varied backgrounds. The book emphasizes a unified modeling framework...

New Algorithms and Methods to Estimate Maximum-Likelihood Phylogenies: Assessing the Performance of PhyML 3.0

PhyML is a phylogeny software based on the maximum-likelihood principle. Early PhyML versions used a fast algorithm performing nearest neighbor interchanges to improve a reasonable starting tree topology. Since the original publi- cation (Guindon S.,...

Food Security: The Challenge of Feeding 9 Billion People

Continuing population and consumption growth will mean that the global demand for food will increase for at least another 40 years. Growing competition for land, water, and energy, in addition to the overexploitation of fisheries, will affect our ability...

Expansive Learning at Work: Toward an activity theoretical reconceptualization

Cultural-historical activity theory has evolved through three generations of research. The emerging third generation of activity theory takes two interacting activity systems as its minimal unit of analysis, inviting us to focus research efforts on the...

Seven-Year Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) Observations: Cosmological Interpretation

The combination of seven-year data from WMAP and improved astrophysical data rigorously tests the standard cosmological model and places new constraints on its basic parameters and extensions. By combining the WMAP data with the latest distance measurements...

edgeR: a Bioconductor package for differential expression analysis of digital gene expression data

Summary: It is expected that emerging digital gene expression (DGE) technologies will overtake microarray technologies in the near future for many functional genomics applications. One of the fundamental data analysis tasks, especially for gene expression...

Helicobacter pylori Infection and the Risk of Gastric Carcinoma

Background. Infection with Helicobacter pylori has been linked with chronic atrophic gastritis, an inflammatory precursor of gastric adenocarcinoma. In a nested case–control study, we explored whether H. pylori infection increases the risk of gastric...

Political power beyond the State: problematics of government

This paper sets out an approach to the analysis of political power in terms of problematics of government. It argues against an overvaluation of the ‘problem of the State’ in political debate and social theory. A number of conceptual tools are suggested...

Structural Holes and Good Ideas1

This article outlines the mechanism by which brokerage provides social capital. Opinion and behavior are more homogeneous within than between groups, so people connected across groups are more familiar with alternative ways of thinking and behaving. Brokerage...

Search and clustering orders of magnitude faster than BLAST

Motivation: Biological sequence data is accumulating rapidly, motivating the development of improved high-throughput methods for sequence classification.Results: UBLAST and USEARCH are new algorithms enabling sensitive local and global search of large...

BEDTools: a flexible suite of utilities for comparing genomic features

Motivation: Testing for correlations between different sets of genomic features is a fundamental task in genomics research. However, searching for overlaps between features with existing webbased methods is complicated by the massive datasets that are...

Why Minimal Guidance During Instruction Does Not Work: An Analysis of the Failure of Constructivist, Discovery, Problem-Based, Experiential, and Inquiry-Based Teaching

Evidence for the superiority of guided instruction is explained in the context of our knowledge of human cognitive architecture, expert–novice differences, and cognitive load. Although unguided or minimally guided instructional approaches are very popular...

The Prognostic Value of C-Reactive Protein and Serum Amyloid A Protein in Severe Unstable Angina

Background The pathogenesis of unstable angina is poorly understood, and predicting the prognosis is problematic. Evidence suggests that there may be active inflammation, possibly in the coronary arteries, in this syndrome. We therefore studied the prognostic...

Cryptography and Network Security: Principles and Practice

William Stallings' Cryptography and Network Security: Principles and Practice, 5e is a practical survey of cryptography and network security with unmatched support for instructors and students. In this age of universal electronic connectivity, viruses...

Critical Values for Cointegration Tests

[The original version of this paper appeared as a University of California San Diego working paper in 1990 but has since disappeared from the web. This version includes a new appendix.] This paper provides tables of critical values for some popular tests...

The Natural History of Congestive Heart Failure: The Framingham Study

The natural history of congestive heart failure was studied over a 16-year period in 5192 persons initially free of the disease. Over this period, overt evidence of congestive heart failure developed in 142 persons. In almost every five-year age group,...

Comparison of Beck Depression Inventories-IA and-II in Psychiatric Outpatients

The amended (revised) Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-IA; Beck & Steer, 1993b) and the Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II; Beck, Steer, & Brown, 1996) were self-administered to 140 psychiatric outpatients with various psychiatric disorders. The coefficient...

Drug and Alcohol Dependence

Objective: Research has shown that safer injection facilities (SIFs) are successful at reducing public nuisance and enhancing public health. Since 2007 support for implementation of a SIF in San Francisco has been building. The objective of this study...

The Semantic Web: Research and Applications

Lora Aroyo, Grigoris Antoniou, Eero Hyvönen, Annette ten Teije, Heiner Stuckenschmidt, Liliana Cabral, Tania Tudorache

MEROPS: the peptidase database

Peptidases (proteolytic enzymes) are of great relevance to biology, medicine and biotechnology. This practical importance creates a need for an integrated source of information about them, and also about their natural inhibitors. The MEROPS database (http://merops.sanger.ac.uk)...

Prevention of Colorectal Cancer by Colonoscopic Polypectomy

Background The current practice of removing adenomatous polyps of the colon and rectum is based on the belief that this will prevent colorectal cancer. To address the hypothesis that colonoscopic polypectomy reduces the incidence of colorectal cancer,...

Cancer facts and figures

Ageing, Chronic Disease Division

Prevalence of high body mass index in US children and adolescents, 2007-2008.

Context The prevalence of high body mass index (BMI) among children and adolescents in the United States appeared to plateau between 1999 and 2006.Objectives To provide the most recent estimates of high BMI among children and adolescents and high weight...

CONSORT 2010 Explanation and Elaboration: updated guidelines for reporting parallel group randomised trials

Overwhelming evidence shows the quality of reporting of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) is not optimal. Without transparent reporting, readers cannot judge the reliability and validity of trial findings nor extract information for systematic reviews....

Multimedia learning: Are we asking the right questions?

How can we help students to understand scientific explanations of cause-and-effect systems, such as how a pump works, how the human respiratory system works, or how lightning storms develop? One promising approach involves multimedia presentation of explanations...

Prevention of the first occurrence of neural-tube defects by periconceptional vitamin supplementation.

Background. The risk of recurrent neural-tube defects is decreased in women who take folic acid or multivitamins containing folic acid during the periconceptional period. The extent to which such supplementation can reduce the first occurrence of defects...

Atomically thin MoS2: A new direct-gap semiconductor

: The electronic properties of ultrathin crystals of molybdenum disulfide consisting of N = 1, 2, ... 6 S-Mo-S monolayers have been investigated by optical spectroscopy. Through characterization by absorption, photoluminescence, and photoconductivity...

Reducing Mortality from Colorectal Cancer by Screening for Fecal Occult Blood

Background Although tests for occult blood in the feces are widely used to screen for colorectal cancers, there is no conclusive evidence that they reduce mortality from this cause. We evaluated a fecal occult-blood test in a randomized trial and documented...

Microalgae for biodiesel production and other applications: A review

Sustainable production of renewable energy is being hotly debated globally since it is increasingly understood that first generation biofuels, primarily produced from food crops and mostly oil seeds are limited in their ability to achieve targets for...

Regularization Paths for Generalized Linear Models via Coordinate Descent

We develop fast algorithms for estimation of generalized linear models with convex penalties. The models include linear regression, twoclass logistic regression, and multinomial regression problems while the penalties include ‘1 (the lasso), ‘2 (ridge...

Lipid Rafts As a Membrane-Organizing Principle

Living cells are surrounded by cellular membranes composed of lipids and proteins. Much attention has been paid to the biogenesis and sorting of membrane proteins. The dynamics and sorting of lipids have been much more difficult to study. Lingwood and...

Graphene photonics and optoelectronics

: The richness of optical and electronic properties of graphene attracts enormous interest. Graphene has high mobility and optical transparency, in addition to flexibility, robustness and environmental stability. So far, the main focus has been on fundamental...

Neurocircuitry of Addiction

Drug addiction is a chronically relapsing disorder that has been characterized by (1) compulsion to seek and take the drug, (2) loss of control in limiting intake, and (3) emergence of a negative emotional state (eg, dysphoria, anxiety, irritability)...

Mind the Gap: Why Do People Act Environmentally and What Are the Barriers to Pro-Environmental Behavior?.

Numerous theoretical frameworks have been developed to explain the gap between the possession of environmental knowledge and environmental awareness, and displaying pro-environmental behavior. Although many hundreds of studies have been undertaken, no...

Trastuzumab in combination with chemotherapy versus chemotherapy alone for treatment of HER2-positive advanced gastric or gastro-oesophageal junction cancer (ToGA): a phase 3, open-label, randomised controlled trial

Trastuzumab, a monoclonal antibody against human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2; also known as ERBB2), was investigated in combination with chemotherapy for first-line treatment of HER2-positive advanced gastric or gastro-oesophageal junction...

Cancer Statistics, 2010†‡

Each year, the American Cancer Society estimates the number of new cancer cases and deaths expected in the United States in the current year and compiles the most recent data regarding cancer incidence, mortality, and survival based on incidence data...

Semiconductor-based photocatalytic hydrogen generation.

Xiaobo Chen, Shaohua Shen, Samuel S. Mao

The Weirdest People in the World

Behavioral scientists routinely publish broad claims about human psychology and behavior in the world’s top journals based on samples drawn entirely from Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic (WEIRD) societies. Researchers—often implicitly—assume...

Exercise Training and Nutritional Supplementation for Physical Frailty in Very Elderly People

Background Although disuse of skeletal muscle and undernutrition are often cited as potentially reversible causes of frailty in elderly people, the efficacy of interventions targeted specifically at these deficits has not been carefully studied. Methods...

Merton, Robert C.

Robert C. Merton is John and Natty McArthur University Professor at Harvard Business School. He shared the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1997. He introduced Ito calculus to finance and economics and made significant contributions in asset pricing,...

Software Product Line Engineering: Foundations, Principles and Techniques

Software product line engineering has proven to be the methodology for developing a diversity of software products and software intensive systems at lower costs, in shorter time, and with higher quality. In this book, Pohl and his co-authors present a...

Dynamic models of segregation

Some segregation results from the practices of organizations, some from specialized communication systems, some from correlation with a variable that is non‐random; and some results from the interplay of individual choices. This is an abstract study...

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor

Jonathan Levie, M. M. Hart

Dali server: conservation mapping in 3D

Liisa Holm, Päivi Rosenström

The biofilm matrix

Hans-Curt Flemming, Jost Wingender

Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity— Research and Public Policy

From a public health perspective, alcohol is a major contributor to morbidity and mortality. This book describes recent advances in alcohol research which have direct relevance for the development of effective alcohol policies at the local, national and...

A Comparison of Enalapril with Hydralazine–Isosorbide Dinitrate in the Treatment of Chronic Congestive Heart Failure

Background and Methods. To define better the efficacy of vasodilator therapy in the treatment of chronic congestive heart failure, we compared the effects of hydralazine and isosorbide dinitrate with those of enalapril in 804 men receiving digoxin and...

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