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Food allergy is now recognized as a worldwide problem, and like other atopic disorders its incidence appears to be increasing. Kefir is reported to possess the ability to reduce intestinal permeation of food antigens; however, no experimental study has clearly evaluated the relationships between kefir consumption, allergen-specific IgE response, and(More)
In this paper, a novel binary fruit fly optimization algorithm (bFOA) is proposed to solve the multidimen-sional knapsack problem (MKP). In the bFOA, binary string is used to represent the solution of the MKP, and three main search processes are designed to perform evolutionary search, including smell-based search process, local vision-based search process(More)
We assayed the effects of velvet antler (VA) of Formosan sambar deer (Cervus unicolor swinhoei) and its extracts on the anti-infective activity against pathogenic Staphylococcus aureus in vitro and in vivo in this study. In vitro data indicated that the VA extracts stimulated the proliferation of resting splenocytes and macrophages in a dose-dependent(More)