Eric K. Chen

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BACKGROUND On April-May, 2011, two Taiwan chemical companies were found to have intentionally added phthalates, Di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and/or Di-isononyl phthalate, as a substitute of emulsifier to many foodstuffs. This study aimed to investigate whether exposure to these foods altered endocrine functions in children aged ≤10 years and, if so,(More)
Butyl 2-cyanoacrylate was placed on the oval and round window of the ear of the chinchilla and was also used as an adhesive for myringoplasty with autogenous muscle fascia. Butyl 2-cyanoacrylate was found to be difficult to manipulate and moderately toxic to the middle ear; there were occasional significant reactions in the inner ear.
This muscle has some physiological properties resembling those of jaw-opening muscles. Biomechanical analysis showed that, because of the anatomical peculiarities of the feeding apparatus in caviid rodents, the action of the muscle changes from closing to opening as the mandibular condyles are protruded in the groove-like mandibular fossa. This unusual(More)
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