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Studies have shown cell-free microRNA (miRNA) circulating in the serum and plasma with specific expression in cancer, indicating the potential of using miRNAs as biomarkers for cancer diagnosis and therapy. This study was to investigate whether plasma miRNA-21 (miR-21) can be used as a biomarker for the early detection of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)(More)
Topological constraints placed on short fragments of DNA change the disorder found in chain molecules randomly decorated by nonspecific, architectural proteins into tightly organized 3D structures. The bacterial heat-unstable (HU) protein builds up, counter to expectations, in greater quantities and at particular sites along simulated DNA minicircles and(More)
A novel passive phase correction method for stable fiber transfer of radio-frequency (RF) signal is proposed and demonstrated. By employing only one local oscillator and two frequency mixers in the local station, an RF signal received by an optical remote antenna unit is transmitted to the local station with very small phase jitter. An experiment is(More)
Access Control is an important component of Cloud Computing; specially, User access control management; however, Access Control in Cloud environment is different from traditional access environment and using general access control model can't cover all entities within Cloud Computing, noting that Cloud environment includes different entities such as data(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to construct a model for using in differentiating benign and malignant nodules with the artificial neural network and to increase the objective diagnostic accuracy of US. MATERIALS AND METHODS 618 consecutive patients (528 women, 161 men) with 689 thyroid nodules (425 malignant and 264 benign nodules) were enrolled in the(More)
Biotransformation by the endophytes of certain plants changes various compounds, and this 'green' chemistry becomes increasingly important for finding new products with pharmacological activity. In this study, polyphyllin VII (PPL7) was biotransformed by endophytes from the medicinal plant Paris polyphylla Smith, var. yunnanensis. This produced a new(More)
Optical glass fiber shows great advantages over coaxial cables in terms of electromagnetic interference, thus, it should be considered a potential alternative for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) receive coil interconnection, especially for a large number coil array at high field. In this paper, we propose a 4-channel analog direct modulation optical link(More)
PURPOSE To present a HOmologous Black-Bright-blood and flexible Interleaved imaging (HOBBI) sequence for dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the vessel wall. THEORY AND METHODS A HOBBI sequence is proposed to acquire high-spatial-resolution black-blood and high-temporal-resolution bright-blood dynamic contrast-enhanced images in(More)
Cumin seeds (Cuminum cyminum L.) have been commonly used in food flavoring and perfumery. In this study, cumin essential oil (CuEO) extracted from seeds was employed to investigate the anti-inflammatory effects in lipopolysaccharide- (LPS-) stimulated RAW 264.7 cells and the underlying mechanisms. A total of 26 volatile constituents were identified in CuEO(More)
PURPOSE To develop a new real-time strategy to detect and correct for full three-dimensional rigid-body motion in two-dimensional multislice magnetic resonance imaging scans. METHODS Two through-plane navigator echoes collected on each imaging slice are used to reconstruct two orthogonal through-plane navigator projection images both perpendicular to the(More)