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Many climatic time series seem to be a mixture of unpredictable uctuations and changes that occur at a known frequency, as in the case of the annual cycle. Such a time series is called a cyclostationary process. The lagged covariance statistics of a cyclosta-tionary process are periodic in time with the frequency of the nested undulations, and the(More)
To investigate the clinical effect and surface electromyography (sEMG) of rehabilitation exercise therapy in combination with total glucosides form Shaoyao Gancao decoction in treating spasticity after apoplectic hemiparalysis. Composite spasticity scale (CSS), Fugl-Meyer assessment (FMA) and modified Barthel index were compared between the exercise only(More)
The structures of dendritic spines and the dendritic tree, key determinants of neuronal function, are regulated by diverse inputs that affect many scaffolding and signaling molecules. Nevertheless, here we show that reduced expression of a single gene results in loss of dendritic spines and a decrease in dendritic complexity. Kalirin, a dual Rho GDP-GTP(More)
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a common movement disorder in the elderly. In the present study, we examined whether the combination of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) and madopar therapy provided a neuroprotective effect on dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra using a rat model of PD. Rotational assessments revealed that both HBO and combination therapy(More)
This study evaluated whether growing rats were appropriate animal models of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis. The 3-month-old male rats were treated with either vehicle or prednisone acetate at 1.5, 3.0, and 6.0 mg/kg/day by oral gavage, respectively. All rats were injected with tetracycline and calcein before sacrificed for the purpose of double in vivo(More)
Memory decline is characteristic of aging and age-related neurodegenerative disorders. This study was designed to investigate the protective effect of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) against cognitive impairment induced by d-galactose (d-gal) in mice. d-gal was intraperitoneally injected into mice daily for 8 weeks to establish the aging model. HBO was(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Metabolic syndrome (MS) is prevalent in recent years but few data is reported in the rural areas in China. The aim of this study was to examine MS prevalence and its risk factors among women in rural China. METHODS AND RESULTS The Nantong Metabolic Syndrome Study (NMSS), a population based cross-sectional study, was conducted during(More)
[1] A multilayered cloud retrieval system (MCRS) is updated and used to estimate ice water path in maritime ice-over-water clouds using Visible and Infrared Scanner (VIRS) and Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Microwave Imager (TMI) measurements acquired over the Tropics between January and August 1998. Lookup tables of top-of-atmosphere 0.65-mm(More)
P-Glycoprotein (P-gp) contributes to extruding a structurally, chemically, and pharmacologically diverse range of substrates out of cells. This function may result in the failure of chemotherapy in cancer and influence pharmacokinetic properties of many drugs. Although a great deal of research has been devoted to the investigation of P-gp and its substrate(More)
This study attempts to propose an improved decision forest (IDF) with an integrated graphical user interface. Based on four gene expression data sets, the IDF not only outperforms the original decision forest, but also is superior or comparable to other state-of-the-art machine learning methods, especially in dealing with high dimensional data. With an(More)