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Neuroblastoma (NB) is the most common extra-cranial solid tumor in children and the most frequently diagnosed cancer in the first year of life. Previous genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of Caucasian and African populations have shown that common single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in several genes are associated with the risk of developing NB,(More)
We present calculations of the laser-induced force between metallic nanospheres, similar and dissimilar in character, and that between a metallic nanosphere and a planar surface. When the separation between these objects is in the 0.5-2 nm range, we find very strong resonances in the laser-induced force associated with excitation of plasmon resonances.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and toxicities of gemcitabine combined with ifosfamide and anthracycline chemotherapy for recurrent platinum resistant ovarian epithelial cancer. METHODS Gemcitabine 800 mg/m(2) (day 1, 8), ifosfamide 1.5 g/m(2) (day 1 - 3), adriamycin 40 mg/m(2) or epirubicin 60 mg/m(2) (day 1) or mitoxantrone 10 mg/m(2) (day 1, 8) were(More)
AIM To characterize trends in drug abuse in China before and after the 2005 initiation of the 'People's War on Drugs'. DESIGN Retrospective self-controlled study. SETTING Annual, nation-wide surveillance from 2003 to 2010 of all registered drug users in China's National Surveillance System on Drug Abuse (NSSDA). PARTICIPANTS A total of 1,184,124 drug(More)
INTRODUCTION To understand better the risk of tuberculosis transmission with increasing delay in tuberculosis treatment, we undertook a retrospective cohort study in Shenzhen, China. METHODS All pulmonary tuberculosis cases in the Shenzhen tuberculosis surveillance database from 1993-2010 were included. Sputum smear positivity and presence of pulmonary(More)
We report the spatial imaging of the photon transition probability of a single molecule at submolecular resolution. Photon imaging of a ringlike pattern is further resolved as two orthogonal vibronic transitions after incorporating spectral selectivity. A theoretical model and the calculated intensity images reveal that the transition probability is(More)
With a primary mortality, neuroblastoma (NB) is the most common extracranial solid tumor in childhood. Amplification of the MYCN (v-myc avian myelocytomatosis viral oncogene neuroblastoma derived homolog) oncogene is observed in 20–30 % of NB cases, a feature which also characterizes a highly aggressive subtype of the disease. However, the systematic study(More)
Safety is of paramount importance in all transportation systems, but especially in civil aviation. Therefore, in civil aviation, a lot of developments focus on the improvement of safety levels and reducing the risks that critical failures occur. When one analyses recent aircraft accident statistics (Civil Aviation Safety Data 1993-2007 (2008); Smaili et al.(More)
Arrays of linear, one-dimensional (1D) silver nanoparticle rows have been synthesized that demonstrate strong surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) that is dependent on the polarization of the incident electromagnetic radiation. Ordered arrays of 1D rows of spherical silver nanoparticles were fabricated on highly oriented pyrolytic graphite (HOPG) by(More)
Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California 92697, United States Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Institute for Advanced Materials Devices and Nanotechnology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854, United States Department of Physics, University of California, Irvine,(More)