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Are there returns to office in an authoritarian parliament? A new dataset shows that over 500 deputies to China's National People's Congress are CEOs of various companies. Entropy balancing is used to construct a weighted portfolio of Chinese companies that matches companies with NPC representation on relevant financial characteristics prior to the 11th(More)
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The authors review the preclinical and clinical results of the ligand-targeted toxin conjugate Transferrin-CRM107 (Tf-CRM107), for the treatment of malignant gliomas. Tf-CRM107 is a conjugate protein of diphtheria toxin with a point mutation (CRM107) linked by a thioester bond to human transferrin (Tf). This conjugate exhibits potent cytotoxicity in vitro(More)
Web frameworks significantly facilitate the creation of Web applications. However, they do little to facilitate the development of applications that are secure by design. In reality, lots of applications suffer from known, persistent types of vulner-abilities. Popular examples are cross-site scripting, SQL injection, and data disclosure vulnerabilities. For(More)
OBJECTIVE To present a rare case of a radiation-induced malignancy after stereotactic radiosurgery. CLINICAL PRESENTATION A 34-year-old woman presented with headaches. Imaging studies demonstrated a 4.5-cm arteriovenous malformation located in the pineal region. She was treated with a two-isocenter plan to a total dose of 1500 cGy prescribed to the 70%(More)
OBJECTIVES Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neuro-degenerative disease of unknown etiology which results in destruction of myelin. A variety of neurologic signs and symptoms are associated with MS and include myelopathy, extremity weakness, low back pain, sciatica and paresthesias. Many of these signs and symptoms are identical to those experienced by patients(More)
OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN The purpose of this exploratory descriptive analysis was to explore relationships among physiological stress, behavioral stress, and motor activity cues in preterm infants when they were not being handled or disturbed, and to determine whether there were differences between younger and older preterm infants in these variables or(More)
INTRODUCTION Solitary fibrous tumors of the central nervous system usually present as dura-based masses and clinically resemble meningiomas. There are very few reported cases of intra-ventricular solitary fibrous tumors, particularly in the fourth ventricle. CASE PRESENTATION Our patient was a 52-year-old African-American man, who presented to our(More)
Malignant gliomas are a highly aggressive type of brain tumor with extremely poor prognosis. These tumors are highly invasive and are often surgically incurable and resistant to chemotherapeutics and radiotherapy. Thus, novel therapies that target pathways involved in growth and survival of the tumor cells are required for the treatment of this class of(More)