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Postural instability and resulting falls are major factors determining quality of life, morbidity, and mortality in individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD). A better understanding of balance impairments would improve management of balance dysfunction and prevent falls in patients with PD. The effects of bradykinesia, rigidity, impaired proprioception,(More)
Pathogen expulsion from the gut is an important defense strategy against infection, but little is known about how interaction between the intestinal microbiome and host immunity modulates defecation. In Drosophila melanogaster, dual oxidase (Duox) kills pathogenic microbes by generating the microbicidal reactive oxygen species (ROS), hypochlorous acid(More)
This paper describes the implementation of a dual-kernel software architecture, based on standard Linux and real-time embedded Linux, for real-time control of service robots in ubiquitous sensor network environments. Mobile robots are used in active service for the assisted living of elderly people, monitoring their mental and physiological data with(More)
BACKGROUND Although the initial rate of hemostasis achieved by endoscopic epinephrine injection for peptic ulcer bleeding is high, bleeding recurs in 14.6% to 35.5% of patients. The aim of this study was to compare rates of recurrent bleeding after endoscopic injection of two different volumes of epinephrine in patients with peptic ulcer bleeding. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The level of 14-3-3 protein in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is increased in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) patients, which has led to it being used as a clinical biomarker for the ante-mortem diagnosis of human prion diseases. However, the specificity of the 14-3-3 protein is less reliable for CJD diagnosis. Newly developed assays(More)
In the present study, we synthesized and evaluated the anti-inflammatory effects of dopamine and alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) hybrid compounds, ALA-dopamine (HBU-199) and its acetylated derivative, ALA-acetyl dopamine (HBU-200), in BV2 microglia and RAW264.7 macrophage cells. HBU-199 and HBU-200 both significantly and dose-dependently inhibited LPS-induced(More)
BACKGROUND The role of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) in the prediction of ischemic stroke in non-diabetic subjects is not clear. We performed a study to analyze the role of HbA1c in the risk prediction of ischemic stroke in non-diabetic Korean males adult. METHODS A total of 307 non-diabetic male patients with ischemic stroke were enrolled, and 253(More)
We report a rare case of neuro-Behcet's disease (NBD) presenting as an inflammatory pseudotumor in the brain. A 52-year-old woman was evaluated for subacute dizziness and headache. Brain magnetic resonance (MR) imaging showed a right cerebellar mass, which disappeared 2 weeks later. After a year, recurrent mucocutaneous manifestations of Beh et's disease(More)
As the next step towards generating a synthetic biology from artificial genetic information systems, we have examined variants of HIV reverse transcriptase (RT) for their ability to synthesize duplex DNA incorporating the non-standard base pair between 2,4-diaminopyrimidine (pyDAD), a pyrimidine presenting a hydrogen bond 'donor-acceptor-donor' pattern to(More)