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Obesity is a potential risk factor for cognitive deficits in the elder humans. Using a high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obese mouse model, we investigated the impacts of HFD on obesity, metabolic and stress hormones, learning performance, and hippocampal synaptic plasticity. Both male and female C57BL/6J mice fed with HFD (3 weeks to 9-12 months) gained(More)
Mozart's Sonata for two pianos in D major, K.448 (Mozart K.448), has been shown to improve mental function, leading to what is known as the Mozart effect. Our previous work revealed that epileptiform discharges in children with epilepsy decreased during and immediately after listening to Mozart K.448. In this study, we evaluated the long-term effects of(More)
Gabapentin, a novel anticonvulsant and analgesic, is a gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) analogue but was shown initially to have little affinity at GABA(A) or GABA(B) receptors. It was recently reported to be a selective agonist at GABA(B) receptors containing GABA(B1a)-GABA(B2) heterodimers, although several subsequent studies disproved that conclusion. In(More)
This study aimed to evaluate muscle involvement pattern and correlate the lesions on muscle imaging with clinical features and D4Z4 fragment size in 24 patients with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). The grading of the muscle image detected by computed tomography (CT) was based on a four-point semi-quantitative visual scale. On muscle CT, the(More)
—In data mining, the association rules are used to find for the associations between the different items of the transactions database. As the data collected and stored, rules of value can be found through association rules, which can be applied to help managers execute marketing strategies and establish sound market frameworks. This paper aims to use Fuzzy(More)
Alpha-dystroglycanopathy is caused by the glycosylation defects of α-dystroglycan (α-DG). The clinical spectrum ranges from severe congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD) to later-onset limb girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD). Among all α-dystroglycanopathies, LGMD type 2I caused by FKRP mutations is most commonly seen in Europe but appears to be rare in Asia. We(More)
— Most decision making problems can be considered as multiple criteria decision making (MCDM) problems, and should be solved by MCDM method. The main advantage of MCDM is that it can give managers many dimensions to consider related elements, and evaluate all possible options under variable degrees. This paper applied fuzzy set theory and a compromised MCDM(More)
OBJECTIVE Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a potent regulator of neuronal development, and the Bdnf gene produces two populations of transcripts with either a short or long 3' untranslated region (3' UTR). Deficiencies in BDNF signaling have been shown to cause severe obesity in humans; however, it remains unknown how BDNF signaling impacts the(More)
BACKGROUND We used the results of a contact behavior survey in conjunction with droplet pattern measurement to investigate the indoor population transmission dynamics of respiratory infections. METHODS A total of 404 questionnaires on all contact behaviors were distributed to junior high school students. Droplet number concentration and size distribution(More)
—This paper applies fuzzy set theory to evaluate the service quality of online auction. Service quality is a composition of various criteria. Among them many intangible attributes are difficult to measure. This characteristic introduces the obstacles for respondent in replying to the survey. So as to overcome this problem, we invite fuzzy set theory into(More)
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