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BACKGROUND Non-hormonal contraception methods have been widely used, but their effects on colonization by vaginal lactobacilli remain unclear. OBJECTIVE To determine the association between non-hormonal contraception methods and vaginal lactobacilli on women's reproductive health. METHODS The cross-sectional study included 164 healthy women between(More)
Paeonol is a major phenolic micromolecular component of Moutan cortex Radicis, a traditional Chinese Medicine. It has shown antitumor effects in previous studies; however, the underlying mechanisms remain unknown. This study investigated the mechanism by giving treatments of placebo, cyclophosphamide, paeonol of 150 and 300 mg/kg to 4 groups of mice bearing(More)
Electrical defibrillation, which consists of delivering a therapeutic dose of the electrical current to the fibrillating heart with the aid of a defibrillator, is still the only effective way to treat life-threatening ventricular fibrillation (VF). However, the efficacy of electrical therapy for terminating VF is highly dependent on the waveform applied.(More)
Supplemental Figure S1. VE-cadherin inhibits UTP-induced internalization of the HA-hP2Y 2 R in 1321N1 astrocytoma cells. Human 1321N1 astrocytoma cells stably expressing the wild type HA-hP2Y 2 R were transiently transfected with pcDNA3 or pcDNA3-VE-cadherin. Anti-HA antibodies were added to the medium and the cells were incu-bated with or without 1 mM UTP(More)
BACKGROUND Although there was a report about the seasonal variation in Wuhan city, it only analyzed the prevalence data of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) cases, and just studied the seasonality by subgroup of smear positive and negative from 2006 to 2010 by spectral analysis. In this study, we investigated the seasonality of the total newly notified pulmonary(More)
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