Richard Cheng

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We studied the effects of systemic injections of monoamine depletors, enhancers or receptor blockers on electroacupuncture analgesia (EAA) in mice. The following results emerged. (i) EAA is reduced by depletors of monoamines (tetrabenazine, TBZ depletes all monoamines; para-chlorophenylalanine, PCPA depletes serotonin; alpha-methyl-para-tyrosine, AMPT(More)
INTRODUCTION Health system restructuring combined with the preferences of many terminally ill care recipients and their caregivers has led to an increase in home-based palliative care, yet many care recipients die within institutional settings such as hospitals. This study sought to determine the place of death and its predictors among palliative care(More)
Despite their many successes, Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) are not yet practical enough to be employed in the real world educational/training environments. We argue that this undesirable scenario can be changed by focusing on developing an ITS development methodology that transforms current ITS research to consider practical issues that are part of(More)
In recent years, several smart antenna systems have been proposed, and demonstrated at the base station of wireless communication systems, and these have shown that signiicant system performance improvement is possible. In this paper, we consider the use of adaptive antennas at the base and mobile stations in combination with orthogonal frequency division(More)
It was hypothesized that electroacupuncture releases beta-endorphin and ACTH from the pituitary. Since ACTH induces the release of cortisol from the adrenal glands, blood cortisol level should be enhanced by electroacupuncture. The present result shows that the blood cortisol levels of horses are significantly increased after 30 min of electroacupuncture(More)