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Stroke can cause permanent neurological damage, complications, and even death. However, there is no treatment exists to restore its lost function. Human embryonic stems transplantation therapy was a novel and potential therapeutic approach for stroke. However, as we have seen, the ethical controversy pertains to embryonic stem cell research. Human induced(More)
The gut microbiota plays important roles in the health and well-being of animals, and high-throughput sequencing facilitates exploration of microbial populations in the animal gut. However, previous studies have focused on fecal samples instead of the gastrointestinal tract. In this study, we compared the microbiota diversity and composition of intestinal(More)
PURPOSE In the past decade, a number of case-control studies have been carried out to investigate the relationship between ABCA1 polymorphisms and Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, these studies have yielded contradictory results. To investigate this inconsistency, a meta-analysis was performed. METHODS Databases including PubMed, Web of Science, EMBASE(More)
Traditional real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) requires a purified DNA sample for PCR amplification and detection. This requires PCR tests be conducted in clean laboratories, and limits its applications for field tests. This work developed a method that can carry out DNA purification, amplification and detection in a single PCR tube. The(More)
During the formative stage of the design cycle, teams engage in a variety of tasks to arrive at a design, including selecting among design alternatives. A key notion in design alternative selection is that of "preference" in which a designer assigns priorities to a set of design choices. This paper presents a preliminary approach for extracting a projection(More)
By applying dielectric-barrier discharge nonthermal plasma technique, we have treated fluids and generated antimicrobial solutions, tested for properties such as changes in pH, temperature, delay time, holding time, fluid-aging, and detection and comparison of acid and hydrogen peroxide. All plasma-treated solutions showed strong biocidal activity, and(More)
Based on fuzzy logic theory, a new data fusion method for target identification using D-S evidence theory (Dempster-Shafer theory) is presented. By acquiring signals from multiple sources, the belief function assignment value of each transducer is obtained from extracted eigenvalue by using fuzzy logic. The fusion belief function assignment is received by(More)
Based on empirical mode decomposition (EMD) and least squares support vector machine (LS-SVM), a new method is proposed to identify the flow pattern of gas–liquid two-phase flow in a minichannel. Four flow patterns are observed in three pipes with inner diameters of 4.0, 3.1, and 1.8 mm. For each flow pattern, the capacitance signals are obtained by a(More)