Interleukin-7 (IL-7) is a critical factor in maintaining or inducing effective antiviral CD4+ and CD8+ T-cell responses. The aim of this study was to examine the association of interleukin-7 receptor-α (IL7RA) polymorphisms with a sustained virologic response (SVR) after hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapy with pegylated interferon-alpha plus ribavirin… (More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to assess the incidence of mutations in the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients in the Galician region of Spain and the clinical management and outcome of patients carrying EGFR mutations. PATIENTS AND METHODS All newly diagnosed advanced or metastatic NSCLC patients were… (More)
The determination of the number of fungiform papillae (FP) on the human tongue is important for taste sensitivity studies. Most of the time, the counting of the FP is done manually. In this paper we propose a novel algorithm to count the FP using shape characteristics measured by cross-correlation. The accuracy of the algorithm is evaluated by counting the… (More)
La belleza ha captado la atención de los seres humanos desde que inicio la humanidad. La gente usa diferentes formas para que sus rostros se vean más atractivos, tales como maquillaje y cirugía cosmético. Para ejemplo, utilizamos bases para cambiar el tono de la piel, usar corrector para arrugas y pecas .