Shiliang Wang

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Target sites of fungal cell damage were studied to define mechanisms of neutrophil-mediated killing of Candida albicans hyphae. Neutrophils induced hyphal cell wall damage, as evidenced by release of cell wall glycoproteins and confocal microscopic changes. Damage occurred in the presence of neutrophil granule extracts and did not require oxidants. However,(More)
An improved loop test, which consists of twisting a loop in a nanoscale whisker adhered to a transmission electron microscopy (TEM) grid or other flat substrate and pulling the ends until the loop breaks, was developed for experimentally approaching the intrinsic strength of the whisker material. Alumina whiskers with diameters in the 82-320 nm range, as(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies have demonstrated the utility of social media data sources for a wide range of public health goals, including disease surveillance, mental health trends, and health perceptions and sentiment. Most such research has focused on English-language social media for the task of disease surveillance. OBJECTIVE We investigated the value(More)
This paper seeks to identify and characterize health-related topics discussed on the Chinese microblogging website, Sina Weibo. We identified nearly 1 million messages containing health-related keywords, filtered from a dataset of 93 million messages spanning five years. We applied probabilistic topic models to this dataset and identified the prominent(More)
Single-crystalline α-Al2O3 nanobelts were synthesized by high-temperature chemical vapor deposition in a high-purity H2 atmosphere. The crystalline planes for the upper and side surfaces of the nanobelts were [Formula: see text] and [Formula: see text] and the orientations along height, length and width directions were [Formula: see text] [Formula: see(More)
SiC nanowires were manipulated under an optic microscope to investigate the nanoscale friction between nanowires and a flat substrate. The deflection of the nanowires was modeled as that of an Euler-Bernoulli beam subjected to a uniformly distributed load. A simple formula was developed to calculate the kinetic friction from the normalized deflections at(More)
A simple criterion was developed to assess the appropriateness of the currently available models that estimate the static friction force between nanowires and substrates using the 'most-bent-state' method. Our experimental testing of the static friction force between Al2O3 nanowires and Si substrate verified our theoretical analysis, as well as the(More)
Tungsten microwires have been manipulated and electrically probed inside a transmission electron microscope. Using Au electrodes, the current-voltage characteristics of the W structures were extracted. These showed highly variable behaviors dependent on various factors, the most important of these being orientation and stiffness of the contact. Careful(More)
Fe3C-C core-shell nanoparticles were fabricated on a large scale by metal-organic chemical vapor deposition at 700 °C with ferric acetylacetonate as the precursor. Analysis results of x-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscope and Raman spectroscope showed that the Fe3C cores with an average diameter of ∼35 nm were capsulated by the graphite-like C(More)
In this study, the distribution and partitioning of nine perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in the water and sediment of Nansi Lake were systematically investigated. The total concentration of PFCs was in the range of 38.4-91.4 ng/L in the water and 0.47-1.81 ng/g in the sediment. The concentration of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) was the highest in all the(More)