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This paper presents a brain-computer interface (BCI) that can help users to input phone numbers. The system is based on the steady-state visual evoked potential (SSVEP). Twelve buttons illuminated at different rates were displayed on a computer monitor. The buttons constituted a virtual telephone keypad, representing the ten digits 0-9, BACKSPACE, and(More)
With the development of brain-computer interface (BCI) technology, researchers are now attempting to put current BCI techniques into practical application. This paper presents an environmental controller using a BCI technique based on steady-state visual evoked potential. The system is composed of a stimulator, a digital signal processor, and a trainable(More)
Factors influencing the Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of both monocotyledonous and dicotyledonous plant species have been widely investigated. These factors include manipulating Agrobacterium strains and plasmids, growth conditions for vir gene induction, plant genotype, inoculation and co-culture conditions, and the selection agents and their(More)
Since the success of Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of rice in the early 1990s, significant advances in Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of monocotyledonous plant species have been achieved. Transgenic plants obtained via Agrobacterium-mediated transformation have been regenerated in more than a dozen monocotyledonous species, ranging from the(More)
By using a fluorescence sandwich ELISA for the quantification of soluble human IL-6R, normal human PBMC were found to be induced to release IL-6R into culture supernatant by stimulation with PHA. Furthermore, certain promonocyte cell lines and human T-cell leukemia virus I (HTLV-I)-positive cell lines produced sIL-6R into culture supernatants(More)
Fertile transgenic plants of peanut (Arachis hypogaea L. cv. New Mexico Valencia A) were produced using an Agrobacterium-mediated transformation system. Leaf section explants were inoculated with A. tumefaciens strain EHA105 harboring the binary vector pBI121 containing the genes for β-glucuronidase (GUS) and neomycin phosphotransferase II (NPTII).(More)
Endophytes play an important role in protection of host plants from infection by phytopathogens. Endophytic bacteria were isolated from five different parts (root, stem, petiole, leaf and seed) of Panax notoginseng and evaluated for antagonistic activity against Fusarium oxysporum, Ralstonia sp. and Meloidogyne hapla, three major pathogens associated with(More)
In obesity and type 2 diabetes, efficient skeletal muscle repair following injury may be required, not only for restoring muscle structure and function, but also for maintaining exercise capacity and insulin sensitivity. The hypothesis of this study was that muscle regeneration would be impaired in ob/ob and db/db mice, which are common mouse models of(More)
A regeneration and transformation system has been developed using organogenic calluses derived from soybean axillary nodes as the starting explants. Leaf-node or cotyledonary-node explants were prepared from 7 to 8-d-old seedlings. Callus was induced on medium containing either Murashige and Skoog (MS) salts or modified Finer and Nagasawa (FNL) salts and B5(More)
A new stable nitronyl nitroxyl radical NIT2011 was synthesized and characterized. The radioprotective effect and pharmacokinetics profiles of NIT2011 were investigated. The results showed that when irradiation exposure dose was 6.5 Gy gama radiation, the survival rate in the irradiation-only group was 20% on 30th day. The survival rate was 70%, 80%, and 90%(More)