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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)
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)
A multi-modal method to improve the performance of the anchorperson shot detection for news story segmentation is proposed in this paper. The anchorperson voice information is used for the verification of anchorperson shot candidates extracted by visual information. The algorithm starts with the anchorperson voice shot candidate extraction using time and(More)
HYPOTHESIS Induction of suprathreshold levels of stress-related hormone by systemic administration of epinephrine can change inner ear fluid homeostasis and function. BACKGROUND Meniere's disease is frequently associated with high levels of anxiety and other forms of psychological disturbance. Most clinicians agree that emotional stress or severe anxiety(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)
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)
Exposure to stress is known to precipitate or exacerbate many reproductive dysfunctions such as dysmenorrhea and infertility. Abnormalities of the reproductive system, as shown by reduced ovulation, fertilization and early embryonic development, are frequently seen in dysmenorrhea and infertility. It has been generally accepted that Gamisoyosan (GSS) is a(More)