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We previously reported the presence of HPV DNA in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) cases from Hong Kong and Sichuan. The role of HPV in the carcinogenesis of ESCC remains unclear, partly due to the large variations in infection rates reported by different studies. While some of these variations may truly reflect different HPV infection rates in(More)
BACKGROUND Infection with high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) has been implicated as one of the risk factors of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). Integration of viral DNA into host genome is essential for carcinogenesis since it promotes disruption of the HPV E2 gene, leading to abnormal expression of E6 and E7 oncoproteins. OBJECTIVES AND STUDY(More)
Rice black-streaked dwarf disease, caused by the rice black-streaked dwarf virus (RBSDV), can lead to severe yield losses in rice. The deployment of resistant cultivars is an effective disease control measure, but few studies related to the genetics and breeding of RBSDV resistance have been reported in rice. Here, we identified ‘IR36’ (indica) and ‘L5494’(More)
Chromosomal aberrations are common in cancers. However, the search for chromosomal aberrations leading to development of specific solid tumors has been severely hindered because the majority of solid tumors have complex chromosomal aberrations that differ within the same tumor types. A similar phenomenon exists in immortalized cell lines. The underlying(More)
In this paper, we present a context-aware service platform called Synapse and its simple smart home test bed. By exploiting the recorded histories of contexts and services, Synapse can learn different users’ habits. Then Synapse can predict the most relevant services that users will use in the current situation based on their habits, and provide services in(More)
Older people with dementia often decline in short-term memory and forget what to do next to complete their activities of daily living (ADLs), such as tea-making and tooth- brushing. Therefore, they need caregivers to remind they what to do to complete these activities. However, the steady growth of aging population makes the (relatively) shortage of(More)
A key challenge of ubiquitous computing environments, which feature massively distributed systems containing a large number of contexts and services, is how to manage the relations between context and service. Some researchers use rules to describe these relations, while other researchers propose stochastic methods to model them. However, both approaches(More)
The incidence/mortality rates of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) vary widely in different parts of China. Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is considered a possible risk factor. Loss of heterozygosity (LOH) analysis on 87 ESCC specimens collected from three different areas of China showed lower frequency of LOH at marker D3S1621 in Linxian, an(More)
Power conservation has become a serious concern during people’s daily life. Ubiquitous computing technologies clearly provide a potential way to help us realizing a more environment-friendly lifestyle. In this paper, we propose a ubiquitous power management system called Gynapse, which uses multi-modal sensors to predict the exact usage of each device, and(More)
Context-aware service platforms aim at providing users with dynamic services that adapt to changeful environment. Though various toolkits have been developed, it is still not easy for endusers to program their own personalized services. In this paper, we present a context-aware service platform called Synapse that can adequately relate users’ contexts and(More)