There has been significant progress in the development and deployment of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) live video streaming systems. However, there has been little study on the security aspect in such systems. Our prior experiences in Anysee exhibit that existing systems are largely vulnerable to intermediate attacks, in which the content pollution is a common attack… (More)
BACKGROUND This study was designed to investigate whether pretreatment of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) with 5-azacytidine (5-aza) or double intravenous infusion could enhance their therapeutic potential for dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). MATERIAL/METHODS BMSCs were cultured for 2 weeks in the presence or absence of 5-aza and DCM serum. The… (More)
Peer-to-Peer (P2P) system can support service for lots of end users with little hardware investment, which suits for the efforts to lower down the service cost for Multiplayer Online Games (MOG). In this paper, we introduce PKTown, a P2P middleware inserted into Star Craft and the network layer. PKTown captures all packets generated by Star Craft. We apply… (More)
Endobronchial lipoma is a rare benign tumor. It is difficult to differentiate benign endobronchial lipoma from their malignant counterparts, as their symptoms and complications are almost alike. Here, we describe the clinical and radiological features of EL in two cases. Multislice CT (MSCT) may play an important role in the diagnosis for EL.
Circulating follicular helper T (Tfh) cells are a heterogeneous population of CD4+ helper T cells that promotes pathogenic immune responses in autoimmune diseases. In this study, we examined the status of different subpopulations of Tfh cells in peripheral circulation and their associations with various clinical characteristics of IgA vasculitis (IgAV).… (More)
Two sets of monozygotic (MZ) twins with Kawasaki disease (KD) from two different families are reported. Twin set 1, previously healthy 71-day-old MZ twin girls were diagnosed with incomplete KD and pneumonia. The symptoms occurred at the same time in both girls. Both girls had ectasia of right coronary arteries. In twin set 2, the younger of 18-month-old MZ… (More)