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Previous studies have revealed that the probiotic Clostridium butyricum (C. butyricum) can attenuate cirrhosis in chronic non-alcoholic liver disease. However, the effects of C. butyricum on acute liver injury (ALI) remain unclear. Therefore, the present study aims to examine the hepatoprotective effects and the underlying mechanisms employed by C.(More)
High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a rapidly emerging non-invasive technique to selectively and locally produce thermal ablation of tumors located in various tissues, which could produce thermal lesions in periosteal structures for the thermal treatment of bone metastases that has been approved by FDA. In this work we characterized the surface(More)
As a common neurotransmitter in the nervous system, γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) modulates locomotory patterns in both vertebrates and invertebrates. However, the signaling mechanisms underlying the behavioral effects of GABAergic modulation are not completely understood. Here, we demonstrate that a GABAergic signal in C. elegans modulates the amplitude of(More)
This paper compared the effects of flowing phase-shift nanodroplets (NDs) and lipid-shelled microbubbles (MBs) on subsequent cavitation during focused ultrasound (FUS) exposures. The cavitation activity was monitored using a passive cavitation detection method as solutions of either phase-shift NDs or lipid-shelled MBs flowed at varying velocities through a(More)
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