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Results On the T2-T3 continuum Chinese: the perceptual boundary is distinct and there is a significant tendency of the interaction between tone contexts and the identification of T-2 and T-3 (FT2 (1, 7) = 6.44, p<0.05; FT3 (1, 7) =6.10, p<0.05). To make it more concise, the perceptual boundary between T2 and T3 emerges later along the continuum when the(More)
Searching for effective Smad3 gene-based gene therapies for hepatic fibrosis, we constructed siRNA expression plasmids targeting the rat Smad3 gene and then delivered these plasmids into hepatic stellate cells (HSCs). The effect of siRNAs on the mRNA levels of Smad2, Smad3, Smad4, and collagens I-α1, III-α1 and IV-α1 (Colα1, Col3α1, Col4α1, respectively)(More)
The Virtual Secretary 2 project ViSe2 focuses on the construction of a multi-agent cooperation system. As a research v ehicle, we have c hosen to build intelligent agents that perform secretarial tasks for their users either by themselves or via cooperation. An individual ViSe2 agent has limited knowledge and problem-solving capabilities. To act better for(More)
This paper investigated Mandarin Tone 2-Tone 3 perceptual space in isolated syllables and disyllables of native speakers and Japanese learners. In two experiments, we examined the listeners' use of pitch height and the position of turning point as cues of tone identity. The result showed that, in isolated syllables, Chinese perceived these two tones in(More)
In the process of Mandarin learning, Japanese students always have problems when distinguishing Tone 2 and Tone 3, especially in connected speech. So, in this paper, we investigate the production of these two tones in disyllable words on the basis of tone-dependent F0 distribution, trying to show the characteristics of native speakers and the systematic(More)
Objective. GD with ATD-induced hepatic injury or leukopenia occurs frequently in clinical practice. The purpose of the present study was to observe the clinical effect of lithium carbonate on hyperthyroidism in patients with GD with hepatic injury or leukopenia. Methods. Fifty-one patients with GD with hepatic injury or leukopenia participated in the study.(More)
Many studies have reported that selenium (Se) has a close relationship with autoimmune thyroiditis (AIT). The therapeutic effect of Se supplementation in AIT treatment remains unclear. The objective of the present study was to determine the efficacy of Se supplementation for the treatment of AIT. A structured literature search was undertaken to identify all(More)
Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell research has been growing a new height throughout the world due to its potentialities in medical applications. We can explore several therapeutic applications through the iPS cell research. In this review, we have first discussed the development of iPS cells, reprogramming factors, and effectiveness of iPS cells. Then we(More)
In this paper, a Remote-sensing image fusion method based on PCAT and WPT is studied. Firstly, the multi-spectral image is transformed with PCAT, then, we can obtain three principal components; Secondly, the first principal component of the multi-spectral image and the panchromatic image are merged with WPT-based fusion method and the former is replaced(More)