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OBJECTIVE Previous studies regarding Internet addiction have investigated associated psychological variables such as shyness, loneliness, self-consciousness, anxiety, depression and interpersonal relations. Few studies about the relationship between Internet Addiction and impulsivity have been done. This study aimed to assess whether Internet addiction is(More)
Drought is one of the most severe limitations to plant growth and productivity. Resurrection plants have evolved a unique capability to tolerate desiccation in vegetative tissues. Fern-ally Selaginella tamariscina (Beauv.) is one of the most primitive vascular resurrection plants, which can survive a desiccated state and recover when water becomes(More)
Small ubiquitin-like modifier 1 (SUMO1) haploinsufficiency results in cleft lip and palate in animal models. However, no studies have linked SUMO1 to non-syndromic cleft lip with or without cleft palate (NSCLP) in humans. In the present study, we investigated the potential association between SUMO1 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and risk for human(More)
Understanding the neural basis of poor impulse control in Internet addiction (IA) is important for understanding the neurobiological mechanisms of this syndrome. The current study investigated how neuronal pathways implicated in response inhibition were affected in IA using a Go-Stop paradigm and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Twenty-three(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Posttraumatic growth (PTG) is a positive psychological change, or benefit, as a result of a major life trauma and/or loss. The role of emotional intelligence (EI), social support, self-efficacy, posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS), and resilience in PTG was evaluated in parents of children undergoing a surgical procedure for congenital(More)
Multiple types of victimization or poly-victimization (PV) can occur simultaneously during childhood, resulting in outcomes that are detrimental and difficult to reverse. Very few studies have focused on PV in Chinese adolescents. The present study is based on information collected from a stratified cluster sample of 1,561 females and 1,594 males aged 12-18(More)
OBJECTIVE Clinical reports have shown that adjuvant chemotherapy has a negative impact on perceived cognitive impairment (PCI) of patients with breast cancer; however, evidence concerning the effects of psychological factors such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms on PCI is limited, especially in relation to Chinese patients with breast(More)
Salmonella virulence plasmids (VPs) contribute to pathogenesis during the systemic phase of infection. Only eight serovars have been found to contain VP, and the size of VP is unique to the host serovar, suggesting VPs are mainly transmitted vertically. According to this hypothesis, VPs should have the same phylogenetic relationships as the chromosomes(More)
Rat is a valuable model for pharmacological and physiological studies. Germline-competent rat embryonic stem (rES) cell lines have been successfully established and the molecular networks maintaining the self-renewing, undifferentiated state of rES cells have also been well uncovered. However, little is known about the differentiation strategies and the(More)
Administration of various chemotherapeutic agents is associated with an increased risk of thrombotic events. Although vascular endothelium plays a predominant role in blood coagulation and fibrinolysis, the effect of cytotoxic drugs on the procoagulant activity (PCA) of endothelial cells has not been well evaluated. Our study aims to investigate the(More)