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Near-infrared surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) is a powerful technique for analyzing the chemical composition within a single living cell at unprecedented resolution. However, current SERS methods employing uncontrollable colloidal metal particles or non-uniformly distributed metal particles on a substrate as SERS-active sites show relatively low(More)
PURPOSE Lactobacillus casei (L. casei) is known to exert anti-proliferation effects on many types of cancer cells. However, the effect of L. casei on liver cancer has not been reported. Accordingly, the aim of this study was to determine the anti-cancer effect of L. casei extract on Huh7 cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS L. casei ATCC393 extract was prepared(More)
PURPOSE Gastric cancer is a leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Limited therapeutic options highlight the need to understand the molecular changes responsible for the disease and to develop therapies based on this understanding. The goal of this study was to develop cell-permeable (CP-) forms of the RUNT-related transcription factor 3, RUNX3-a(More)
In this paper we propose the system that measures the thickness of train brakes automatically. The system consists of two modules: image acquisition and analysis module that measures the thickness of brakes with digitized images. In order to measure the thickness of brake shoes, the candidate curves of brake were searched and fitted with 2d curve fitting(More)
This study comprehensively assesses the immediate effects of extreme weather conditions and high ambient air pollution on population health. For Germany and the years 1999 to 2008, we link the universe of all 170 million hospital admissions and all 8 million deaths with weather and pollution data reported at the day-county level. Extreme heat significantly(More)
An automated vision system that accurately measures the thickness of a brake shoe for rolling stock is proposed. Images of the brake shoes are captured automatically while rolling stock is passing by an inspection station. Toward this goal, location of the brake shoe in the image has to be determined first because they are not the same in the captured(More)
Impact of the 2008 Global Recession on air quality over the United States: Implications for surface ozone levels from changes in NO x emissions" (2016). NASA Publications. 232. Abstract Satellite and ground observations detected large variability in nitrogen oxides (NO x) during the 2008 economic recession, but the impact of the recession on air quality has(More)
Purpose: Gastric cancer is a leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Limited therapeutic options highlight the need to understand the molecular changes responsible for the disease and to develop therapies based on this understanding. The goal of this study was to develop cell-permeable (CP-) forms of the RUNT-related transcription factor 3, RUNX3–a(More)