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Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection causes peptic ulcers, gastric adenocarcinoma, and mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma. The eradication of H. pylori might be an effective means of preventing gastric cancer. A dual-antigen epitope and dual-adjuvant vaccine called CTB-UE-CF (CCF) was constructed by combining a multi-epitope vaccine(More)
—We propose a spatial-autocorrelation-aware, energy-efficient, and error-bounded framework for interpolating maps from sensor fields. Specifically, we propose an iterative reporting framework that utilizes spatial interpolation models to reduce communication costs and enforce error control. The framework employs a simple and low-overhead in-network(More)
Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have great potential to revolutionize many science and engineering domains. We present a novel environmental monitoring system with a focus on overall system architecture for seamless integration of wired and wireless sensors for long-term, remote, and near-real-time monitoring. We also present a unified framework for sensor(More)
Many studies have evaluated the associations between pre-diagnostic circulating C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6) and colorectal cancer risk, but their results are inconsistent. We therefore conducted a meta-analysis to investigate these associations. A comprehensive literature search up to October 2013 was undertaken in PubMed. Pooled relative(More)
Significant progress has been made in the field of Wireless Sensor Networks in the decade that passed since its inception. This thesis presents several advances intended to make these networks a suitable instrument for environment monitoring. The thesis first describes Koala, a low-power data-retrieval system that can achieve duty cycles below 1% by using(More)
Wireless sensor networks (WSN) technology has great potential to revolutionize many science and engineering domains. We present a novel environmental monitoring system with a focus on the overall system architecture for seamless integration of wired and wireless sensors for long-term, remote, and near-real-time monitoring. We also present a unified(More)
MicroRNAs play important roles in carcinogenesis by negatively regulating the expression of target genes. Here we explore the biological function of miR-155 and the underlying mechanism in colorectal carcinoma. We validate, for the first time, that E2F2 is a direct target of miR-155 using western blot and a luciferase reporter assay and that miR-155(More)
Preoperative jaundice is frequent in gallbladder cancer (GBC) and indicates advanced disease. Resection is rarely recommended to treat advanced GBC. An aggressive surgical approach for advanced GBC remains lacking because of the association of this disease with serious postoperative complications and poor prognosis. This study aims to re-assess the(More)
AIM Multiple studies have revealed that G-protein-coupled receptor kinase-interacting protein 1 (GIT1) is overexpressed in many cancers and facilitates tumor progression. However, the role of GIT1 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains unclear. METHODS GIT1 expression was detected in cell lines and 130 pairs of HCC and matched adjacent noncancerous(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the predictors and treatment of the 6-Fr Perclose Proglide-related complications (PRC) in percutaneous endovascular aortic repair (pEVAR). METHODS We retrospectively analyzed the PRC after pEVAR for the treatment of aortic aneurysm or dissection in our center from December 2012 to November 2013. Procedure success was defined as(More)