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Early weaning of calves to a high concentrate diet results in greater fat deposition and suggests early postnatal metabolic imprinting events may be exploited as a management tool to improve cattle value. Our objective was to implement a short, high energy dietary intervention before a typical grazing period to manipulate intramuscular fat deposition in(More)
Classification of farm animal behavior is based on oral or written descriptions of the activity in which the animal is engaged. The quantification of animal behavior for research requires that individuals recognize and code the behavior of the animal under study. The classification of these behaviors can be subjective and may differ among observers.(More)
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are central players in the innate immune system in response to a wide range of pathogen infection. Among various TLRs, TLR4 plays a key role in recognition of bacterial lipopolysaccharides (LPS). In the present study, we identified and characterized a novel TLR4 homologue (maTLR4b) in blunt snout bream (Megalobrama amblycephala)(More)
95% CI: 1.71-6.36), but these events were restricted to local side effects. In addition, significantly greater improvement was observed in patient-reported outcomes. Conclusions: In summary, local anaesthetics can prolong IELT and improve ejaculatory control and sexual satisfaction. Cite this abstract as: Xia J, Dai Y. Efficacy and safety of local(More)
Lung cancer is still the most concerned disease around the world. Lung nodule generates in the pulmonary parenchyma which indicates the latent risk of lung cancer. Computer-aided pulmonary nodules detection system is necessary, which can reduce diagnosis time and decrease mortality of patients. In this study, we have proposed a new computer aided diagnosis(More)
High-efficiency lung nodule detection dramatically contributes to the risk assessment of lung cancer. It is a significant and challenging task to quickly locate the exact positions of lung nodules. Extensive work has been done by researchers around this domain for approximately two decades. However, previous computer aided detection (CADe) schemes are(More)
Minimally invasive percutaneous nephrolithotomy (mini-PCNL) and retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) are both alternatives for PCNL to treat renal calculi. This study is aimed at comparing the stone-free rate (SFR) and other surgery parameters of two approaches for treating upper urinary calculi. We performed this meta-analysis in September 2016 by(More)
The objective of this study was to determine the effect of early weaning followed by a period of high-grain feeding on plasma acetate kinetics and signaling protein phosphorylation in LM tissue of growing steers. We hypothesized that early grain feeding would result in altered cell signaling and acetate use to support observed improvements in carcass gain(More)
cell (CCSMC) isolated from TGR was administrated with pathway inhibitors and the intracellular concentration of cGMP and Ca 2+ were measured to confirm the potential signaling in vitro. In addition, the level of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidase, malondialdehyde (MDA) and activity of superoxide dismutase (SOD) were tested to(More)
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), including acupuncture and Chinese herbs, is used as an alternative therapy to increase the curative effect for erectile dysfunction (ED). A large number of studies have been conducted to investigate the effect and mechanism of TCM for treating ED. The therapeutic effect of acupuncture on ED is still controversial at(More)