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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Artemisia halodendron is a native sub-shrub that occurs mainly in moving and semi-fixed sandy lands in Inner Mongolia, China. Information on the spatial patterns of wind-dispersed seed deposition and seedling recruitment of A. halodendron inhabiting moving sandy lands is very limited. The aim of this study was to examine wind-dispersed(More)
BACKGROUND High-dose chemotherapy followed by autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) is a promising approach for lymphomas. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of ifosfamide, cisplatin or carboplatin, and etoposide (ICE)-based regimen as a mobilization regimen on relapsed, refractory, or high-risk aggressive lymphoma. METHODS From June 2001 to(More)
2D/3D medical image registration is one of the key technologies in Image-Guided Interventions. Clinicians and researcher's work can be greatly enabled by building a universal platform for 2D and 3D image visualization, processing and analysis. In this paper, we firstly review the currently available software systems for computer aided visualization and(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The relative importance of pre- and post-germination determinants for recruitment of natural plant communities is rarely explored. An annual plant community on moving sandy land was chosen for a case study. Answers to the following questions were sought: (a) Does recruitment of new individuals within the community of annual plants differ(More)
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