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Controversy exists regarding the preventive effect of probiotics on the development of eczema or atopic dermatitis. We investigated whether supplementation of probiotics prevents the development of eczema in infants at high risk. In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 112 pregnant women with a family history of allergic diseases received a(More)
In this paper, we propose stroke filter for text localization in video images. First, we give the definition of text, which is based on the analysis of previous methods and intrinsic characteristics of text. Secondly, the definition is realized in the form of stroke filter, which is elaborately designed based on local region analysis. We also discuss the(More)
Recent study has demonstrated an increasing prevalence of food allergy in Korean children. Specific probiotic bacteria may promote potentially anti-allergenic processes through induction of Th1-type immunity and enhance the regulatory lymphocyte. This study investigated whether orally administrated probiotics could suppress allergic responses in an(More)
AIM To investigate cytokine production and cell surface phenotypes of dendritic cells (DC) in the presence of epithelial cells stimulated by probiotics. METHODS Mouse DC were cultured alone or together with mouse epithelial cell monolayers in normal or inverted systems and were stimulated with heat-killed probiotic bacteria, Bifidobacterium lactis AD011(More)
Bealmijang is a short-term aged paste made from meju, which is a brick of fermented soybeans and other ingredients. Different types of bealmijang are available depending on the geographic region or ingredients used. However, no study has clarified the microbial diversity of these types. We identified 17 and 14 fungal species from black soybean meju (BSM)(More)
BACKGROUND This study describes the first multiplex real-time polymerase chain reaction assay developed, as a multipurpose assessment, for the simultaneous quantification of total bacteria and three Vibrio spp. (V. parahaemolyticus, V. vulnificus and V. anguillarum) in fish and seawater. The consumption of raw finfish as sushi or sashimi has been increasing(More)
We present an e$cient indexing/matching algorithm that is independent of the changes in the illuminant color and the geometric conditions for 3-D object with multiple colors. The color contents of an object can be represented by the peak coordinates in the chromaticity histogram space corresponding to the distinct colors in an image. The visible color areas(More)