Mei-Ling Liu

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This paper describes an experiment that employs an incremental approach to distribute a genetic algorithm application. The incremental approach allows the application to be initially developed for a standalone system, and then extended to run on multiple systems concurrently. For the extension, design patterns are employed wherever appropriate. The use of(More)
While traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is widely used among Chinese patients with cancer, studies evaluating the effectiveness of TCM using objective indicators are rare. We examined the effectiveness of TCM for liver protection and completion of chemotherapy among patients with cancer receiving chemotherapy. We used a case-control design to examine the(More)
Based on the theoretical model, a numerical method is usually necessary for obtaining the optimal preventive maintenance (PM) policy for a deteriorating system since the theoretical model becomes complicated when the system's hazard rate function is changed after each PM. It makes the application of the theoretical model not suitable for real cases.(More)
Schizophrenia is a widespread and debilitating mental disorder. However, the underlying molecular mechanism of schizophrenia remains largely unknown and no objective laboratory tests are available to diagnose this disorder. The aim of the present study was to characterize the alternations of glucose metabolites and identify potential diagnostic biomarkers(More)
Citrus mandarin (Citrus reticulata) cultivar Shatangju has great economic importance in southern China because of its delicious fruit and medicinal peel. During surveys conducted in 2012 and 2013, stem rot and plant death were observed on 2- to 3-year-old Shatangju grafted seedlings in 21 nurseries located in three regions (Yangjiang City, Sihui City and(More)
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