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BACKGROUND Men who have sex with men (MSM) are much more likely to be infected with HIV than the general population. China has a sizable population of MSM, including gay, bisexual men, money boys and some rural workers. So reducing HIV infection in this population is an important component of the national HIV/AIDS prevention and control program. METHODS(More)
Social media systems with Q&A functionalities have accumulated large archives of questions and answers. Two representative types are online forums and community-based Q&A services. To enable users to explore the large number of questions and answers in social media systems effectively, it is essential to suggest interesting items to an active user. In this(More)
We propose a compartmental model BloComp(2,7) that mimics the SARS control strategies implemented by the Chinese government after the middle of April 2003: the division of the whole population into two parallel blocks corresponding to the so-called free environment and the isolated environment and the partition of these blocks further into the compartments(More)
For HIV-infected individuals, cancer remains a significant burden. Gaining insight into the epidemiology and mechanisms that underlie AIDS- related cancers can provide us with a better understanding of cancer immunity and viral oncogenesis. In this paper, an HIV-1 dynamical model incorporat- ing the AIDS-related cancer cells was studied. The model consists(More)
From February to May, 2013, 132 human avian influenza H7N9 cases were identified in China resulting in 37 deaths. We developed a novel, simple and effective compartmental modeling framework for transmissions among (wild and domestic) birds as well as from birds to human, to infer important epidemiological quantifiers, such as basic reproduction number for(More)
We study the three-dimensional XY model with a Zq anisotropic term. At temperatures T<Tc this dangerously irrelevant perturbation is relevant only above a length scale Lambda, which diverges as a power of the correlation length, Lambda approximately xi aq. Below Lambda the order parameter is U(1) symmetric. We derive the full scaling function controlling(More)
BACKGROUND Accumulated evidence reveals that abnormally expressed genes in eutopic endometrium of endometriosis play a critical role in the pathogenesis of endometriosis. AIMS Identification of endometriosis-related genes for further revealing the pathogenesis of endometriosis and offering the basis for developing the molecular-targeted diagnosis and(More)
This study aimed to identify the effect of β-caryophyllene (BCP) pretreatment and elucidate the Nrf2/HO-1 signaling mechanism after focal cerebral ischemia-reperfusion (I-R) injury in rats. Adult male Sprague–Dawley rats were randomly assigned to the sham-operated group, I-R group and BCP pretreated I-R group. At 24 h after reperfusion, neurological(More)
This study aimed to optimize and evaluate a thermoresponsive ophthalmic in situ gel containing curcumin-loaded albumin nanoparticles (Cur-BSA-NPs-Gel). Albumin nanoparticles were prepared via a desolvation method, and the gels were prepared via a cold method. The central composite design and response surface method was used to evaluate the effects of(More)