Huayi Huang

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Schistosomiasis, one of the most devastating parasitic diseases, is caused by Schistosoma japonicum (Sj) infection resulting in serious liver fibrosis. Interleukin- (IL-) 13, which is produced by TH2  cells, is a critical profibrotic cytokine found in various organs, including the liver. Tissue transglutaminase (tTG), a group of multifunctional enzymes,(More)
We report on a case study investigating current practice in the use of a programmable infusion pump. We start by for-malising an existing description of the procedure followed by nurses for setting up a commercial infusion pump obtained via observation and interview. We then compare and contrast this procedure with a formal description of the sequence of(More)
Number entry is an ubiquitous task in medical devices, but is implemented in many different ways, from decimal keypads to seemingly simple up/down buttons. Operator manuals often do not give clear and complete explanations , and all approaches have subtle variations, with details varying from device to device. This paper explores the design issues,(More)
Cholecalciferol (D(3)) supplementation results in variable increases in serum 25(OH)D(3) levels, however, the influence of genetic polymorphisms on these variable responses is unclear. We measured serum 25(OH)D(3), 24,25(OH)(2)D(3), 1,25(OH)2D(3) and VDBP levels in 50 colorectal cancer (CRC) patients before and during 2,000 IU daily oral D(3)(More)
A systematic tool-based method is outlined that raises questions about the circumstances surrounding an incident: why it happened and what went wrong. The approach offers a practical and systematic way to apply a distributed cognition perspective to incident investigations , focusing on how available information resources (or the lack of them) may shape(More)
Bacillus atrophaeus XW2 was isolated from healthy poplar leaves and exhibited a strong inhibitory effect against Colletotrichum gloeosporioides, a predominant fungus causing poplar anthracnose. The culture filtrate and bacterial lysate of XW2 were antagonistic against hyphal growth and spore germination. The average diameter of the inhibition zones of(More)
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