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Background—IGF-1 has been shown to protect myocardium against death in animal models of infarct and ischemia-reperfusion injury. In the present study, we investigated the role of the IGF-1–regulated protein kinase Akt in cardiac myocyte survival in vitro and in vivo. Methods and Results—IGF-1 promoted survival of cultured cardiomyocytes under conditions of(More)
— A microprocessor implementing IBM S/390 architecture operates in a 10 + 2 way system at frequencies up to 411 MHz (2.43 ns). The chip is fabricated in a 0.2-m L e CMOS technology with five layers of metal and tungsten local interconnect. The chip size is 17.35 mm 2 17.30 mm with about 7.8 million transistors. The power supply is 2.5 V and measured power(More)
Changes in partners' sense of self-in-relationship, which a systemic-constructivist couple therapy (SCCT) induced, led to robust improvement in satisfaction in 2 studies and a follow-up study. In each study, 13 referred couples completed measures of satisfaction, mutuality, similarities, and other-in-self construal pre-post 12 hours of SCCT. The authors(More)
Immunological dysregulation is present in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME), with recent studies also highlighting the importance of examining symptom severity. This research addressed this relationship between CFS/ME severity subgroups, assessing serum immunoglobulins and serum cytokines in severe and moderate CFS/ME patients.(More)
Effects of Vietnamese ginseng (VG) crude saponin and majonoside-R2, a major saponin constituent, on the psychological stress- and foot shock stress-induced antinociception in the tail pinch test were examined in mice. VG crude saponin (6.2, 12.5, and 25 mg/kg, P.O.) attenuated psychological stress- but not foot shock stress-induced antinociceptive response,(More)
The effects of Vietnamese ginseng (VG) and its major constituent majonoside-R2 on pentobarbital-induced sleep and gastric lesion in psychologically stressed mice were examined. Psychological stress exposure for 30 min significantly decreased the duration of pentobarbital (50 mg/kg, IP)-induced sleep in mice. VG extract (50 mg/kg, PO), VG saponin (25 mg/kg,(More)
Abnormal immune function is often an underlying component of illness pathophysiology and symptom presentation. Functional and phenotypic immune-related alterations may play a role in the obscure pathomechanism of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). The objective of this study was to investigate the functional ability of innate and(More)
There have recently been many methods proposed for matching face sequences in the field of face retrieval. However, most of them have proven to be inefficient in large-scale video databases because they frequently require a huge amount of computational cost to obtain a high degree of accuracy. We present an efficient matching method that is based on the(More)
The human face is one of the most important objects in videos since it provides rich information for spotting certain people of interest, such as government leaders in news video, or the hero in a movie, and is the basis for interpreting facts. Therefore, detecting and recognizing faces appearing in video are essential tasks of many video indexing and(More)