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Terrestrial arthropods negotiate demanding terrain more effectively than any search-and-rescue robot. Slow, precise stepping using distributed neural feedback is one strategy for dealing with challenging terrain. Alternatively, arthropods could simplify control on demanding surfaces by rapid running that uses kinetic energy to bridge gaps between footholds.(More)
Erlotinib, a kind of epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor, is a target therapy and approved for the treatment of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and advanced pancreatic cancer. Among these EGFR-TKI agents, including gefitinib and erlotinib, the common dose-limiting toxicities are diarrhea, mucositis and skin rash(More)
Background:Docetaxel plus cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil has become a new standard for treating advanced gastric cancer. However, high rates of severe neutropenia limit its application. Modification of the regimen could be the solution to get similar activity but less myelosuppression.Methods:Patients with histologically confirmed, locally advanced, or(More)
Obesity is a health issue for people in Asia, and many studies support that childbearing may contribute to women's obesity. However, most studies of post-partum weight retention (PWR) focus on Western countries. This paper aimed to review recent data on PWR and discuss the related factors of PWR for women in Asia. Three electronic databases - MEDLINE,(More)
D-type cyclins are components of the cell-cycle engine that link cell signaling pathways and passage throughout G1 phase. We previously described the effects of overexpression cyclin D1, D2 or D3 in mouse epidermis and tumor development. We now asked whether cyclin D2 and/or cyclin D3 play a relevant role in ras-dependent tumorigenesis. Here, we described(More)
We report a case of acute interstitial pneumonitis and respiratory failure occurring in a 69-year-old, previously healthy patient receiving FOLFOX regimen plus cetuximab for colon cancer. Association between this chemotherapy regimen and interstitial pneumonitis is rarely reported in the literature. We treated the patient with pulse steroid therapy, and(More)
A stochastic method and its variants, differential evolution (DE) and micro-DE, were employed to optimize profiles of omnidirectional gratings for desired emittance spectra. Both narrow-band and broad-band infrared emitters were developed successfully from assigned profile types with different complexity and dimension constraints. The efficiency in(More)
Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) occur in the bronchopulmonary system. Extrapulmonary NETs are rare and are considered to ac count for 2.5 - 5% of all NETs, with more than 60% of these tumors occurring along the gastro intestinal tract, including primary NET of the gall bladder. Pri mary NETs of the gall bladder have been classified as carcinoid, neuroendocrine(More)
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