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Many studies have shown that zinc deficiency not only retards growth, but also affects several brain functions, including learning and memory. However, the underlying mechanism of impaired hippocampus-dependent learning and memory under zinc deficiency is poorly understood. In this study, young mice were fed a zinc-deficient diet (0.85 ppm) for 5 weeks.(More)
With the development of Internet of Things (IOT), Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a hot topic in recent years. However, the traditional RFID reader system has some drawbacks, such as the effective reading distance of the reader is very small, and the reading speed of the reader is very slow. In this paper, we propose a novel RFID reader system(More)
A quantum random number generator (QRNG) can generate true randomness by exploiting the fundamental indeterminism of quantum mechanics. Most approaches to QRNG employ single-photon detection technologies and are limited in speed. Here, we experimentally demonstrate an ultrafast QRNG at a rate over 6 Gbits/s based on the quantum phase fluctuations of a laser(More)
Application of terrain-vehicle mechanics for determination and prediction of mobility performance of autonomous wheeled mobile robot (AWMR) in rough terrain is a new research area currently receiving much attention for both terrestrial and planetary missions due to its significant role in design, evaluation, optimization, and motion control of AWMRs. In(More)
It is well-known that zinc deficiency leads to neuronal death in the brain. Here we tested the hypothesis that changes in the TrkB signaling pathway are involved in hippocampal neuronal apoptosis of suckling offspring with maternal zinc deficiency. Postpartum mice were fed a zinc-deficient (0.85 ppm) diet and their offspring were used as a lactational zinc(More)
performance has become a state-of-the-art research topic. The concept of collaborative BCIs, which aimed to use multi-brain computing to enhance human performance, was proposed recently. To further study the feasibility of collaborative BCIs, here we propose to develop an online collaborative BCI to accelerate human response to visual target stimuli by(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, which is characterized by the neuropathological accumulation of extracellular amyloid plaques and intracellular neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs). Clinically, patients will endure a gradual erosion of memory and other higher order cognitive functions. Whilst the underlying etiology of the disease(More)
Retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells can be obtained through in vitro differentiation of both embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). We have previously identified 87 signature genes relevant to RPE cell differentiation and function through transcriptome analysis of both human ESC- and iPSC-derived RPE as well as normal(More)
OBJECTIVE Our primary objective is to phylogenetically characterize the supragingival plaque bacterial microbiome of children prior to eruption of second primary molars by pyrosequencing method for studying etiology of early childhood caries. METHODS Supragingival plaque samples were collected from 10 caries children and 9 caries-free children. Plaque DNA(More)