Chiung-Yu Cho

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The synthesis of cyanophycin, a biodegradable polymer, is directed by cyanophycin synthetase. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) cloned the gene cphA coding for cyanophycin synthetase from Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 into pET-21b followed by transformation into two Escherichia coli hosts. The culture conditions for cyanophycin production were investigated, and(More)
STUDY DESIGN A cross-sectional nonexperimental study. OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms during a 6-month period and explore the contributing factors associated with these symptoms in Chinese senior class high school students. We also explored the relationship between psychological distress and musculoskeletal symptoms in(More)
OBJECTIVE Although the prevalence of reported discomfort by computer workers is high, the impact of high computer workload on musculoskeletal symptoms remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms for office workers with high computer workload. The association between risk factors and(More)
The reported prevalence of autism in preterm and full-term children varies partially because of small sample sizes. Moreover, little is known about the specific factors that contribute to the risk of autism in preterm children. We aimed to compare the prevalence of autism in preterm and full-term children and to identify neonatal risk factors for autism in(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of falls among older adults is high and the risk factors are often complex in nature. Considerable research has been done in the area of age-related changes of balance in an attempt to better understand the increased risk of falls. Studies of cognitive changes, however, suggest that the elderly are less able to divide their(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigates the prevalence of common faulty postures among adolescents and identify if significant relationships existed among the number of faulty postures, psychologic distress, and musculoskeletal symptoms. METHODS The Musculoskeletal Questionnaire and Chinese Health Questionnaire were randomly distributed to 300 high school(More)
Most of previous studies use questionnaire to assess risk factors for cumulative trauma disorders of the upper extremity (CTDUE) for computer workers. Few studies combine both physical examination and questionnaire to assess musculoskeletal symptoms. Fifteen symptomatic and 15 non-symptomatic computer users were recruited. Both of them were asked to perform(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the dual task paradigm would influence arm movements during walking. Furthermore, we examined the effects of different walking surfaces on arm movements while performing dual tasks. The effects of age and gender were also investigated. Fifteen young adults and 15 older adults were included in this study.(More)
A lot of older adults try to learn to use computers and might use different ways to perform a computer task compared to younger people. Fifteen healthy young and 15 healthy older adults participated in this study and all performed a series of mouse tasks. A three dimensional motion capture system and electromyographic analysis were used to obtain kinematic(More)
The intensity and spatial representation of electromyographical (EMG) activity were examined to characterize the effects of limb dominance and movement direction upon global synkinesis (GS). Twenty-two healthy young subjects (11 men, 11 women) with a mean age of 24.7 years participated in this study. Three trials of EMG activities from eight primary muscles(More)