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BACKGROUND A characteristic feature of atherosclerosis is its diffuse involvement of arteries across the entire human body. Bone marrow cells (BMC) can be simultaneously transferred with therapeutic genes and magnetic resonance (MR) contrast agents prior to their transplantation. Via systemic transplantation, these dual-transferred BMCs can circulate(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the feasibility of using magnetic resonance (MR) imaging to monitor intrabiliary delivery of motexafin gadolinium (MGd) into pig common bile duct (CBD) walls. MATERIALS AND METHODS Animal studies were approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. Initially, human cholangiocarcinoma cells were treated with various(More)
A new fluorescent Zn²⁺ chemosensor (P1) based on a functionalized porphyrin was synthesized and characterized. P1 displayed dramatic ratiometric variations in absorption and fluorescent emission spectra upon exposure to Zn²⁺ due to the formation of a 1:1 Zn²⁺/P1 complex. The sensor also exhibited high selectivity and sensitivity toward Zn²⁺ over other(More)
Spectrum-based fault localization technique mainly utilizes testing coverage information to calculate the suspiciousness of each program element to find the faulty element. However, this technique does not fully take consideration of dependences between program elements , thus its capacity for efficient fault localization is limited. This paper combines(More)
This paper proposes wireless sensor networks as a parallel and distributed computing platform for neurocomputing. The proposal entails leveraging the existing wireless sensor networks technology to serve as a hardware-software platform to implement and realize artificial neural network algorithms in fully parallel and distributed computation mode. The study(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effect of early vitreoretinal surgery on vascularly active stage 4 ROP through the preoperative use of intravitreal bevacizumab. METHODS This was a retrospective study. Eighteen patients with vascularly active stage 4 ROP who underwent primary vitrectomy from April 2007 to March 2010 were enrolled. Twelve eyes from eight patients(More)
Paphia textile is an important, aquaculture bivalve clam species distributed mainly in China, Philippines, and Malaysia. Recent studies of P. textile have focused mainly on artificial breeding and nutrition analysis, and the transcriptome and genome of P. textile have rarely been reported. In this work, the transcriptome of P. textile foot tissue was(More)