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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Abundant senescent neutrophils traverse the vascular compartment and may contribute to pathologic conditions. For example, they become procoagulant when undergoing apoptosis and may contribute to thrombosis or inflammation. Our previous studies demonstrated a dominant clearance pathway in which the neutrophils can be phagocytosed by liver macrophages. The(More)
AIM The purpose of this study was to explore nurses' attitudes towards perinatal bereavement care and to identify factors associate with such attitudes. BACKGROUND Caring for and supporting parents whose infant has died is extremely demanding, difficult and stressful. It is likely that the attitude of nursing staff can influence recovery from a pregnancy(More)
Salmonella enterica serovar Pullorum is a chicken-adapted pathogen, causing pullorum disease. Its strict host adaptation has been suspected to result in gene decay. To validate this hypothesis and identify the decayed genes, we sequenced the complete genome of S. Pullorum RKS5078. We found 263 pseudogenes in this strain and conducted functional analyses of(More)