Tzu-Hsuan Yang

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Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) is a neuropeptide that plays a major role in releasing pituitary gonadotropin and controlling vertebrate reproduction. In this study, three GnRH cDNAs, GnRH-I (sbGnRH; 348 bp), GnRH-II (cGnRH-II; 557 bp), and GnRH-III (sGnRH; 483 bp), were cloned from the brain of the silver sea bream (Sparus sarba). In order to(More)
INTRODUCTION The concept of social cohesion has invoked debate due to the vagueness of its definition and the limitations of current measurements. This paper attempts to examine the concept of social cohesion, develop measurements, and investigate the relationship between social cohesion and individual health. METHODS This study used a multilevel study(More)
Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs), members of the TGF-beta superfamily, have been implicated in nervous system development and in response to injury. Previous studies have shown that recombinant BMP7 can enhance dendritic growth and protect cultured neurons from oxidative stress. Because of the presence of extracellular BMP antagonists, BMP7 seems to act(More)
BACKGROUND This longitudinal study builds on the cross-sectional work of Karim et al and examines the influence of welfare state regime on population health with a particular focus on East Asian welfare states (eg, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan). METHODS Data were extracted from the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development(More)
It has been argued that recurrent neural network language models are better in capturing long-range dependency than n-gram language models. In this paper, we attempt to verify this claim by investigating the prediction accuracy and the perplexity of these language models as a function of word position, i.e., the position of a word in a sentence. It is(More)
This study attempts to elucidate the relationship between neurological effects and mercury/methylmercury concentrations in various biomarkers, including meconium, hair, fingernail, and toenail. Eight-three mother-infant pairs were recruited between August 2008 and December 2009, and follow-up examinations on these children were completed after three years.(More)
In this paper, we describe our system implementation for sentiment analysis in Twitter. This system combines two models based on deep neural networks, namely a convolutional neural network (CNN) and a long short-term memory (LSTM) recurrent neural network, through interpolation. Distributed representation of words as vectors are input to the system, and the(More)
In this paper, we study language models based on recurrent neural networks on three databases in two languages. We implement basic recurrent neural networks (RNN) and refined RNNs with long short-term memory (LSTM) cells. We use the corpora of Penn Tree Bank (PTB) and AMI in English, and the Academia Sinica Balanced Corpus (ASBC) in Chinese. On ASBC, we(More)
Restenosis may develop in response to cytokine activation and smooth muscle cell proliferation. Ginkgo biloba extract (EGb) has been used to treat cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. In the present study, the effects of EGb on the growth of cultured vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC), as well as on the expression of interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta)(More)