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In order to understand the microsolvation of LiI and CsI in water and provide information about the dependence of solvation processes on different ions, we investigated the LiI(H2O)n(-) and CsI(H2O)n(-) (n = 0-6) clusters using photoelectron spectroscopy. The structures of these clusters and their corresponding neutrals were investigated with ab initio(More)
OBJECTIVE Patient with myocardial bridging (MB) usually has a benign prognosis, but some MB patients might experience myocardial ischemia, infarction and sudden cardiac death, especially during active physical activities. The purpose of the study was to study the stress-induced blood flow changes of the mural coronary artery in MB patients determined by(More)
Biologically based immunotherapies are a new method for treating tumors using biological products in vivo to augment the tumor specific immune response of patients, maintain their physiological balance, or protect against tumors. Alternatively, in vitro methods can be used to expand or activate the cytotoxic effector cells that regulate the in vivo(More)
Rational design and controlled synthesis of hybrid structures comprising multiple components with distinctive functionalities are an intriguing and challenging approach to materials development for important energy applications like electrocatalytic hydrogen production, where there is a great need for cost effective, active and durable catalyst materials to(More)
Electronic correlations together with dimensional constraints lead to some of the most fascinating properties known in condensed matter physics. As possible candidates where these conditions are realized, semiconductor (111) surfaces and adatom systems on surfaces have been under investigation for quite some time. However, state-of-the-art theoretical(More)
The first optical sensor for Cu(II) detection, with upconverting luminescent nanoparticles as an excitation source, showing high selectivity and good linear Stern-Volmer characteristics, has been achieved through a fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) process between NaYF(4):Yb(3+)/Er(3+) and RB-hydrazide. The sensing mechanism is then discussed.
Bai-Zhu, the dried rhizome of Atractylodes macrocephala Koidz (AMK), is widely used as a tonic herbal in eastern Asia. It is commonly used as prepared slices in clinic by stir-frying with wheat bran (processed AMK). In the theories of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Bai-Zhu possesses significantly different therapeutic effects before and after(More)
BACKGROUND Off-label application of drug-eluting stents (DES) during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was not uncommon in daily practice, however DES in treating Chinese patients with complex lesion subset was under-investigated. The primary objective of the FIREMAN registry was to evaluate the long term efficacy and safety of the Firebird(More)
Early transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDC), characterized by their quasi-two-dimensional layered structure, have attracted intensive interest due to their versatile chemical and physical properties, but a comprehensive understanding of their structural and electronic properties from a first-principles point of view is still lacking. In this work, four(More)
Given the emerging role of microRNA in tumor disease progression, we investigated the association between miRNA 10b expression, liver metastasis, and clinicopathological of colorectal cancer (CRC). Two hundred and forty-six pairs of samples (including CRC samples and normal adjacent tissues) from CRC patients were collected from May 2004 to May 2009. All(More)