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AIM To investigate variations in root canal configuration in the maxillary permanent molar teeth of a Chinese subpopulation using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). METHODOLOGY A total of 269 patients with healthy, untreated, well-developed maxillary molars were enrolled, including those suffering facial trauma, and those who required a pre-operative(More)
Bisdioxopiperazines are a unique class of topoisomerase II inhibitors that lock topoisomerase II at a point in the enzyme reaction cycle where the enzyme forms a closed clamp around DNA. We examined cell killing by ICRF-187 and ICRF-193 in yeast cells expressing human topoisomerase II alpha (htop-IIalpha). Expression of htop-IIalpha in yeast cells(More)
AIM To evaluate the external and internal anatomy of maxillary first premolar teeth in a Chinese subpopulation using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). METHODOLOGY A total of 300 CBCT images involving maxillary first premolar teeth were obtained from 241 patients who underwent CBCT scanning as part of an oral and dental examination for bone mass before(More)
A measurement of the energy dependence of antineutrino disappearance at the Daya Bay reactor neutrino experiment is reported. Electron antineutrinos (ν¯(e)) from six 2.9  GW(th) reactors were detected with six detectors deployed in two near (effective baselines 512 and 561 m) and one far (1579 m) underground experimental halls. Using 217 days of data, 41(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare outcome and cost-effectiveness of the two primary addiction treatment options, day hospitals (DH) and traditional outpatient programs (OP) in a managed care organization, in a population large enough to examine patient subgroups. DATA SOURCES Interviews with new admissions to a large HMO's chemical dependency program in Sacramento,(More)
The Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment has measured a nonzero value for the neutrino mixing angle θ(13) with a significance of 5.2 standard deviations. Antineutrinos from six 2.9 GWth reactors were detected in six antineutrino detectors deployed in two near (flux-weighted baseline 470 m and 576 m) and one far (1648 m) underground experimental halls. With(More)
Aiming to identify novel genetic variants and to confirm previously identified genetic variants associated with bone mineral density (BMD), we conducted a three-stage genome-wide association (GWA) meta-analysis in 27 061 study subjects. Stage 1 meta-analyzed seven GWA samples and 11 140 subjects for BMDs at the lumbar spine, hip and femoral neck, followed(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The cause of the pectus excavatum (PE) remains unclear, although some results of research have indicated that the disturbance of the sternum or costal cartilage might be responsible for this deformity. But no decisive evidence has been gained. The authors have analyzed the biomechanical, morphologic, and histochemical properties of the(More)
We noted previously that certain aminoglycoside antibiotics inhibit the binding of coatomer to Golgi membranes in vitro. The inhibition is mediated in part by two primary amino groups present at the 1 and 3 positions of the 2-deoxystreptamine moiety of the antibiotics. These two amines appear to mimic the epsilon-amino groups present in the two lysine(More)
Batch experiments were conducted for feces composting using an aerobic composting reactor with sawdust as bulky matrix. In the 14-day composting processes at 35±2 and 55±2°C, compost samples were collected daily and chemical analyses and PCR-DGGE were carried out for investigating the influence of composting temperature on organic decomposition, nitrogen(More)