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BACKGROUND Preoperative 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)-based chemoradiotherapy is a standard treatment for locally advanced colorectal cancer (CRC). However, CRC cells often develop chemoradiation resistance (CRR). Recent studies have shown that long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) plays critical roles in a myriad of biological processes and human diseases, as well as(More)
A one-year-long monitoring project was conducted to assay the concentrations of THMs, HAAs and their formation potential along the conventional process in a water treatment plant in North China. Subsequent investigations of organic matter fractionation and the contribution of the algae to the precursor were also conducted to trace the source of the DBPs.(More)
Curcumin has a wide spectrum of pharmaceutical properties such as antitumor, antioxidant, antiamyloid, and anti-inflammatory activity. However, poor aqueous solubility and low bioavailability of curcumin are major challenge in its development as a useful drug. To overcome many of these problems, curcumin-loaded long-circulating liposomes (Cur-LCL) were(More)
Accumulating studies suggested that microRNAs (miRNAs) can have high diagnostic value as a non-invasive and cost-effective procedure with high sensitivity and specificity in the detection of early-stage lung cancer. However, there is inconsistency observed in the results of relevant studies. Therefore, we performed this meta-analysis to evaluate diagnostic(More)
OBJECTIVE To introduce a new sequential chlorination disinfection process in which short-term free chlorine and chloramine are sequentially added. METHODS Pilot tests of this sequential chlorination were carried out in a drinking water plant. RESULTS The sequential chlorination disinfection process had the same or better efficiency on microbe (including(More)
By means of immobilizing five kinds of activated carbon, we studied the influence between the chief activated carbon property items and immobilized bioactivated carbon (IBAC) purification effect with the correlation analysis. The result shows that the activated carbon property items which the correlation coefficient is up 0.7 include molasses, abrasion(More)
INTRODUCTION This study compared treatment outcomes of radiotherapy concurrent with endocrine therapy and radiotherapy sequential with endocrine therapy in breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eligible studies of radiotherapy concurrent and sequential with endocrine therapy in breast cancer were retrieved through extensive searches of the PubMed, Medline,(More)
Variation rule of iron in drinking water distribution systems was studied, and it was found that the iron released from the scale to the bulk water was the primary reason for iron overstep. The main chemical composition of the scale in cast iron pipe and galvanized steel pipe was iron in a northern city in China. In the drinking water distribution systems,(More)
A new safe chlorination disinfection process, the sequential disinfection process with short-term free chlorine plus chloramines was investigated its efficiency on control of indices of microorganism, disinfection by-products and bio-stability. This disinfection process may take the advantage of free chlorine's quick inactivation of microorganism and(More)