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Toxoplasmosis is an important parasitic zoonosis caused by the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii that is distributed world-wide and infects a variety of hosts. However, the prevalence of T. gondii in the environment (such as soil, water and food) is largely unknown. Due to the technical difficulty in oocyst counting directly, an alternative assay using the(More)
—Group key agreement protocol is a effective solution to establish a common session key for communication in Ad Hoc network. But, due to frequent topology structure changes in Ad Hoc network, the member changing environment in group communication must be considered, besides establishing a common session key. Combined with complete binary tree architecture,(More)
A slot antenna attached to metal containers for a passive RFID (radio frequency identification) tag is presented in this paper. The proposed slot antenna is designed by introducing slots on the metallic plate as a tag. In order to transmit the power effectively, we should design and make the impedance of the antenna to conjugate the impedance of the chip.(More)
Oxidative stress is considered to be involved in the pathophysiology of all cancers. In order to evaluate the total oxidant/antioxidant status in patients with thyroid cancer and to investigate the relationship between oxidative stress parameters and serum thyroid profiles among thyroid cancer patients and various controls, we determined oxidative status(More)
—With initial trust in the system model, a new identity-based distributed key management scheme is proposed. Verifiable secret sharing technology and blind short signatures are applied into this scheme. The scheme is composed of system initialization, update of a node's private key, share refreshing of system private key, discover of malicious node and key(More)
There are many difficulties to carry out node authentication in dynamic and self-organized adhoc network. A Trust-value Updated Model (TUM) in Layered and Grouped adhoc network Structure is adopted in this paper, and based on which, we put forward a novel authentication mechanism of leader agent and member surveillance, which can cut down the data traffic(More)
In the past few years, genome-wide association study (GWAS) has made great successes in identifying genetic susceptibility loci underlying many complex diseases and traits. The findings provide important genetic insights into understanding pathogenesis of diseases. In this paper, we present an overview of widely used approaches and strategies for analysis(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish equations for the estimation of glomerular filtration rates (eGFRs) based on serum creatinine (SCr) and/or serum cystatin C (SCysC) in Chinese patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and to compare the new equations with both the reference GFR (rGFR) and the literature equations to evaluate their applicability. METHODS The 788(More)
The aim of this study is to investigate whether metastasis-associated lung adenocarcinoma transcript 1 (MALAT-1) can be used as a potential therapy target for human esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. MALAT-1 expression levels were detected in 137 paired EC samples and adjacent nonneoplastic tissues. Human esophageal carcinoma cell lines EC9706 and KYSE150(More)
Vitamin D receptor (VDR) BsmI gene polymorphism has been reported to be strongly associated with osteoporosis risk in some studies. However, the results from those studies are still conflicting. We performed a meta-analysis of studies relating the VDR BsmI gene polymorphism to the risk of osteoporosis. The search was performed in the databases of PubMed,(More)