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Brand strategy is a critical problem in new product promotion. In relation to this, producers typically have two main options, namely, brand extension and new brand creation. The current study investigated the neural basis of evaluating these brand strategies at the brain level by using event-related potentials. The experiment used a word-pair paradigm, in(More)
The etiology and pathogenesis of preeclampsia remain unclear. Little is known about the possible impact of adiponectin gene polymorphisms on the pathogenesis of preeclampsia. In this study, we analyzed the association of two adiponectin single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with preeclampsia. One hundred eighty-eight Han Chinese pregnant women were(More)
OBJECTIVE Brain metastasis as the first symptom of lung cancer is a unique clinical entity. We conducted a retrospective study to investigate the clinical characteristics and survival of patients with lung cancer whose first symptom was brain metastases in an Asian population. METHODS A retrospective study of 186 such patients who had been admitted to one(More)
It was widely believed that incentives could effectively enhance the motivation of both students and employees. However, psychologists reported that extrinsic reward actually could undermine individuals' intrinsic motivation to a given interesting task, which challenged viewpoints from traditional incentive theories. Numerous studies have been carried out(More)
Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) was labelled using a fluorogen with an aggregation-induced emission feature by direct polymerization; the label served as a fluorogenic probe that reveals fine details in the thermal transitions in the aqueous solution of the polymer; the working mode was readily tuned between non-monotonic and monotonic by changing the labelling(More)
Human intrinsic motivation is of great importance in human behavior. However, although researchers have focused on this topic for decades, its neural basis was still unclear. The current study employed event-related potentials to investigate the neural disparity between an interesting stop-watch (SW) task and a boring watch-stop task (WS) to understand the(More)
A new series of 1,5-disubstituted 1,3,5-hexahydrotriazine-2-N-nitroimines (4a-4x) were designed and synthesized as novel chiral neonicotinoid analogues. The single-crystal structure of 4n was further determined by X-ray diffraction, and its S configuration was confirmed. Preliminary bioassay showed that compound 4e, 4k, 4u, 4v exhibited excellent(More)
A group of ferrocene-containing poly(phenylacetylene)s (PPAs) with different alkyl spacers were synthesized by using organorhodium complexes [Rh(diene)Cl](2) and Rh (+)(nbd)[C(6)H(5)B (-)(C(6)H(5))(3)] as catalysts. With the aid of pi-pi interactions between the walls of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and the PPA skeleton together with the ferrocene pendants, the(More)
In the past decade, considerable amounts of studies have explored the neural underpinnings of empathic response toward the positive and negative feelings of others, such as pain and social exclusion, in the field of neuroeconomics. In addition, empathic response of observing other's financial gains and losses have recently started to gain increasing(More)
To investigate the clinical characteristics of patients with brain metastases as the initial manifestation of their systemic cancer in a Chinese population, a retrospective study of 254 such patients admitted to Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China between January 1, 2003 and December 30, 2008 was performed. Data were collected to determine(More)