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The proto-oncogene RAS, coding for a 21 kDa protein (p21), is mutated in 20% of lung cancer. However, the literature remains controversial on its prognostic significance for survival in lung cancer. We performed a systematic review of the literature with meta-analysis to assess its possible prognostic value on survival. Published studies on lung cancer(More)
The role of the anti-apoptotic protein Bcl-2 in lung cancer remains controversial. In order to clarify its impact on survival in small and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), we performed a systematic review of the literature. Trials were selected for further analysis if they provided an independent assessment of Bcl-2 in lung cancer and reported analysis(More)
The quality and availability of eye tracking equipment has been increasing while costs have been decreasing. These trends increase the possibility of using eye trackers for entertainment purposes. Games that can be controlled solely through movement of the eyes would be accessible to persons with decreased limb mobility or control. On the other hand, use of(More)
beta-Carbolines, such as methyl beta-carboline-3-carboxylate (beta-CCM), attach to the benzodiazepine receptors in the brain, but have effects completely opposite to those of benzodiazepines: beta-CCM is a convulsant at high doses, an anxiogenic at moderate doses, and enhances learning at low doses. The aim of this work was to detect some of the chromosomal(More)
AIMS The World Health Organization classification of bronchial intraepithelial neoplastic lesions has been shown to be reproducible. However little is known about its biological value. The aim of this study was to assess the proliferative activity of mild (MiD), moderate (MoD), severe (SD) dysplasia and carcinoma in situ (CIS) by the expression of Ki67 on(More)
The <i>VirHKey</i> is a new text entry method for mobile devices using a simple <i>Unistroke</i>-like alphabet. Gesture recognition is accomplished not through pattern recognition but through sequences of flicks with low required angular accuracy: 2p/5 in radians. This means that the full stroke path is unimportant and recognition is highly deterministic,(More)
Analysis of beta-CCM induced seizures in three inbred strains of mice, ABP/Le, C57BL/6J and C57BL/6ByJ, and their F1s and F2s progeny, allowed identification of a putative seizure susceptibility controlling locus on chromosome 9 near the short-ear locus. The involvement of a gene in the medial segment of this chromosome in both seizure activity and(More)
The rate of occurrence of audiogenic seizures and seizures induced by the benzodiazepine receptor inverse agonist methyl-beta-carboline-3-carboxylate (beta-CCM) were analyzed in several recombinant congenic strains of mice bred from B10.D2 and DBA/2J. Although both types of seizures have similar behavioral patterns and might involve GABAergic mechanisms, no(More)
Edgewrite is a text entry method where the user follows the edges of a physical guiding rectangle to enter corner sequences that are interpreted as characters. The original Edgewrite character set resembles the Latin alphabet and includes explicit character segmentation by lifting the stylus (or centering the joystick, etc). We present a variant of(More)
The beta-carbolines, methyl-beta-carboline-3-carboxylate (beta-CCM) and 6,7-dimethoxy-4-ethyl-beta-carboline-3-carboxylate (DMCM) are known to have pharmacological properties opposite to those of agonistic benzodiazepines. Convulsions induced by these drugs lead to differential patterns, such as clonus, myoclonic or tonic seizures. In 10 different inbred(More)