Learn More
Methylphenidate (MPH) is one of the most commonly used stimulants for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Although several studies have evaluated the effects of MPH on human brain activation during specific cognitive tasks using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), few studies have focused on spontaneous brain(More)
—Edges in social network graphs can model sensitive relationships. In this paper, we consider the problem of edges anonymity in graphs. We propose a probabilistic notion of edge anonymity, called graph confidence, which is general enough to capture the privacy breach made by an adversary who is able to pinpoint target persons in a graph partition based on(More)
BACKGROUND Between September 17 and October 3, 2009, hundreds of workers employed in a manufacturing factory in Shenzhen, a city in south China developed a sudden onset of acute gastroenteritis. A retrospective cohort study is designed to identify the risk factors and control this outbreak. METHODS Information on demographic characteristics, working(More)
The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) and its associated cell signaling pathways have garnered significant attention for their roles in cell biology and oncology. Interestingly, the explosion of information in this field has linked mTOR to neurological diseases with promising initial studies. mTOR, a 289 kDa serine/threonine protein kinase, plays an(More)
OBJECTIVE During June 2 - 8, 2009, 11 cases of the novel influenza A (H1N1) occurred in Sichuan Province, China. We investigated this outbreak to identify the source of infection, mode of transmission and risk factors for infection. METHODS The primary case, a U.S. citizen, developed disease on June 2. From June 3 to 5, she joined Tour Group A for a trip(More)
Natural bone consists of hard nanostructured hydroxyapatite (HA) in a nanostructured protein-based soft hydrogel template (ie, mostly collagen). For this reason, nanostructured HA has been an intriguing coating material on traditionally used titanium for improving orthopedic applications. In addition, helical rosette nanotubes (HRNs), newly developed(More)
OBJECTIVES We investigated a shigellosis outbreak in an elementary school to identify the source of infection, mode of transmission and risk factors for illness. METHODS In a case-control investigation, we compared the source of drinking water, consumption of untreated well water and suspected food items, and hygienic habits between case-students and(More)
HCA587 (also known as MAGE-C2) is a "cancer-testis" antigen highly expressed in a number of malignancies with unique immunological properties, making it a promising target for tumor immunotherapy. In this report, we demonstrated that HCA587 protein, when formulated with adjuvants CpG-containing oligodeoxynucleotides (CpG ODN) and ISCOM, was capable of(More)