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We investigate the supersymmetric D-brane configurations in the pp-wave backgrounds proposed by Maldacena and Maoz. We study the surviving supersymmetry in a D-brane configuration from the worldvolume point of view. When we restrict ourselves to the background with N = (2, 2) supersymmetry and no holomorphic Killing vector term, there are two types of(More)
Tea (Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze) is the world’s most popular beverage crop. However, to date, no core collection has been selected from worldwide germplasm resources on the basis of genotype data. In this study, we analyzed 788 tea germplasm accessions using 23 simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers. Our population structure analysis divided the(More)
The borderline zone condition between normal aging and dementia is a major issue of concern. Although the term mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is popular, its prevalence and neuropsychological features have not been fully investigated. We investigated the prevalence and neuropsychological features for Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) 0.5 and MCI. For normal(More)
PURPOSE The objective of this study was to assess clinical outcomes and fertility in patients treated conservatively for unilateral stage I invasive epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). PATIENTS AND METHODS A multi-institutional retrospective investigation was undertaken to identify patients with unilateral stage I EOC treated with fertility-sparing surgery.(More)
STUDY DESIGN Controlled laboratory study. OBJECTIVES To measure superior/inferior translation and external rotation of the humerus relative to the scapula during scapular plane abduction using 3-D/2-D model image registration techniques. BACKGROUND Kinematic changes in the glenohumeral joint, including excessive superior translation of the humeral head(More)
BACKGROUND The borderline condition between health and dementia, defined as Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) 0.5, should be detected for the possible prediction of dementia. Since the CDR requires information from collateral sources, it is difficult to rate people living alone. The aim is to develop a set of tests without collateral information for detecting(More)
Endocervical-type mucinous adenocarcinoma (ECA) of the uterine cervix is defined as a tumor composed of cells resembling those of the endocervical glands, but recent studies have demonstrated that a minority of ECAs displays a gastric immunophenotype. The aim of this study was to assess the significance of the gastric phenotype. Fifty-three cases of(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have reported that the prevalence of idiopathic normal-pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) was between 0 and 5%. However, the precise prevalence in a community-based elderly population remains unclear. We investigated the prevalence of possible iNPH retrospectively using an age- and gender-stratified random sample database. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVES The purposes of this study were to measure intraobserver and interobserver repeatability of quantitative elastography using an acoustic coupler for the Achilles tendon, to compare elastographic values among different age groups, and to assess the correlation between quantitative and conventional qualitative measurements. METHODS One hundred(More)