Jessica Zhang

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PURPOSE Biliary cancer has a poor prognosis, and chemotherapy has had little impact. The objectives of this trial were to determine the response rate, time to disease progression, survival, and safety profile of the combination of gemcitabine and capecitabine (GemCap) in patients with advanced biliary cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eligible patients had(More)
The loss of motor control severely impedes activities of daily life. Brain computer interfaces (BCIs) offer new possibilities to treat nervous system injuries, but conventional BCIs use signals from primary motor cortex, the same sites most likely damaged in a stroke causing paralysis. Recent studies found distinct cortical physiology associated with(More)
For the past two ad a half years, Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating systems have split the market share of smartphone devices and the mobile applications (apps) for those devices. We model the platform choice by mobile app developers and estimate the user preferences and developer’s profitability from multihoming (supplying both platforms) implied(More)
For the first time, new catalysts for olefin polymerization have been discovered through the application of fully integrated high-throughput primary and secondary screening techniques supported by rapid polymer characterization methods. Microscale 1-octene primary screening polymerization experiments combining arrays of ligands with reactive metal complexes(More)
This study investigates associations between gene expressions of aromatase (CYP19), 17α hydroxylase (CYP17), and estrogen receptors α and β and anthropometric measurements in offspring of the Michigan fish eater cohort. Leg and trunk length, height, weight, and BMI and gene expression in peripheral blood cells were measured in offspring of the Michigan fish(More)
Extreme Programming (XP) is a well known agile software development methodology which is ideal for projects featured as highly unpredictable in tasks with limited resources. The continuous discussion on the usage and importance of each XP practice lead us to explore what are the most important XP practices to be applied in certain projects. This study(More)
We demonstrate a split-contact corrugated ridge waveguide InGaAsP distributed feedback laser at 1560 nm. The laser cavity has been defined with uniform third-order gratings etched along the sidewalls of the ridge waveguide. The gratings were fabricated using a standard I-line stepper lithography technique along with an inductively coupled reactive(More)
We report on the design and characterization of a re-growth free InGaAsP/InP multiple quantum well two-electrode laterally coupled distributed feedback (LC-DFB) lasers. Third-order surface etched gratings have been defined on the ridge sidewalls along the laser cavity by means of stepper lithography. The lasers oscillate in single-mode around 1560 nm with(More)
Blast-induced tinitus is the number one service-connected disability that currently affects military personnel and veterans. To elucidate its underlying mechanisms, we subjected 13 Sprague Dawley adult rats to unilateral 14 psi blast exposure to induce tinnitus and measured auditory and limbic brain activity using manganese-enhanced MRI (MEMRI). Tinnitus(More)