Kai Lung Tsai

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Sperm from the American lobster (Homarus americanus) are normally nonmotile. However, during fertilization, the sperm undergo a calcium-dependent acrosome reaction that propels them forward about 18 microns. The reaction occurs in two phases, eversion and ejection, which take place too quickly to permit analysis by direct observation. The purposes of this(More)
The Belle detector was designed and constructed to carry out quantitative studies of rare B-meson decay modes with very small branching fractions using an asymmetric eþe collider operating at the U(4S) resonance, the KEK-B-factory. Such studies require data samples containing B10 B-meson decays. The Belle detector is configured around a 1:5 T(More)
Around 10 % of colorectal cancers are locally advanced at diagnosis. There are higher incidences for sigmoid and rectal cancer adhered to urinary bladder (UB) rather than other segments of colon cancer. Surgeons often performed partial cystectomy as possible for preservation of patient’s life quality. This study investigates prognostic factors in patients(More)
Comparing motility parameters with a trans-membrane migration method and a Hamilton-Thorn HTM-2000 computer assisted semen analyzer, we found that trans-membrane migration ratio (TMMR) correlated best with critical motility which indicated the fraction of fastest and straightest sperm in a semen sample. We also found that TMMR correlated better with(More)
Human follicular fluid collected by laparoscopic oocyte pick-up during IVF was studied with a computer-assisted semen analyser to evaluate the effect of hFF on human sperm motility and velocity. Freshly ejaculated human sperm were washed with phosphate buffered saline and mixed with either PBS or hFF. At various incubation periods of time, hFF increased(More)
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