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On September 14, 2015 at 09:50:45 UTC the two detectors of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory simultaneously observed a transient gravitational-wave signal. The signal sweeps upwards in frequency from 35 to 250 Hz with a peak gravitational-wave strain of 1.0×10(-21). It matches the waveform predicted by general relativity for the(More)
Echoviruses are human pathogens belonging to the picornavirus family. Decay-accelerating factor (DAF) is a glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchored surface protein that protects cells from lysis by autologous complement. Anti-DAF monoclonal antibodies prevented echovirus 7 attachment to susceptible cells and protected cells from infection. HeLa cells(More)
A multicentre study of computer aided diagnosis for patients with acute abdominal pain was performed in eight centres with over 250 participating doctors and 16,737 patients. Performance in diagnosis and decision making was compared over two periods: a test period (when a small computer system was provided to aid diagnosis) and a baseline period (before the(More)
Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified various genetic susceptibility loci for breast cancer based mainly on European-ancestry populations. Differing linkage disequilibrium patterns exist between European and Asian populations, and thus GWAS-identified single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in one population may not be of significance in(More)
Both natural oestrogens and progesterone influence synaptic plasticity and neurogenesis within the female hippocampus. However, less is known of the impact of synthetic hormones on hippocampal structure and function. There is some evidence that the administration of the synthetic progestin, medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) is not as beneficial as natural(More)
BACKGROUND Resection of hepatocellular carcinoma is potentially curative, but local recurrence is common. In this prospective randomised trial, we aimed to find out if one dose of postoperative adjuvant intra-arterial iodine-131-labelled lipiodol could reduce the rate of local recurrence and increase disease-free and overall survival. METHODS Patients who(More)
Anti-VLA-2 antibodies protected HeLa cells from infection by echoviruses 1 and 8 but not from infection by other echovirus serotypes. Echoviruses 1 and 8 bound to and infected nonpermissive hamster cells transfected with the alpha 2 subunit of human VLA-2. These results indicate that the human alpha 2 subunit is critical for infection by echoviruses 1 and 8(More)
Sendai virus (SeV) vector has been shown to efficiently transduce airway epithelial cells. As a precursor to the potential use of this vector for cystic fibrosis (CF) gene therapy, the correct maturation of the SeV vector-derived CF transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) protein was examined using biochemical and functional analyses. We constructed a(More)
We report the observation of a gravitational-wave signal produced by the coalescence of two stellar-mass black holes. The signal, GW151226, was observed by the twin detectors of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) on December 26, 2015 at 03:38:53 UTC. The signal was initially identified within 70 s by an online matched-filter(More)
BACKGROUND Prompt utilization of health services on detecting breast symptoms can improve breast cancer (BC) survival. Little is known about Chinese women's help-seeking behaviour. Our aim was to determine patterns of self-referral among Hong Kong Chinese women with self-detected breast symptoms. METHODS We recruited 37 women awaiting their first(More)