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KIBRA single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs17070145 was identified in a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of memory performance, with some but not all follow-up studies confirming association of its T allele with enhanced memory. This allele was associated with reduced Alzheimer's disease (AD) risk in 1 study, which also found overexpression of KIBRA(More)
Postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) is very common complication of surgery in aged individuals. Accumulated evidence suggests that neuroinflammation may be the underlying cause of POCD. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of ulinastatin (UTI) on neuroinflammation and on learning and memory of aged rats after anesthesia and(More)
Synergistic effects between urea and urease-positive bacteria against root-knot nematodes were assayed in laboratory and greenhouse trials. We isolated 85 urease-positive bacterial strains from soil, compost, sludge, and animal faeces; they belonged to four clades and sixteen genera of Eubacteria based on 16S rRNA BLAST. Twenty-five representative strains(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the correlation between articulation, velopharyngeal function, and surgical age by comparing the changes in articulation after velopharyngeal closure is performed. This study is also conducted to investigate the influencing factors of omission change between pre- and post-operation. METHODS A total of 48 patients, including 18(More)
Thin films of porous anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) on tin-doped indium oxide (ITO) substrates were fabricated through evaporation of a 1,000- to 2,000-nm-thick Al, followed by anodization with different durations, electrolytes, and pore widening. A faster method to obtain AAO on ITO substrates has been developed, which with 2.5 vol.% phosphoric acid at a(More)