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Section 1: Introduction 1 Section 2: The Education Sector 2 2.1: The Ghanaian Education System 2 2.2: International Comparison of Gross Enrollment Ratios 2 2.3: Public Expenditure Distribution System 3 2.4: Education Budget "Categories" 4 2.5: Trends in GOG Real Education Expenditures 4 2.6: Education Quality and Reasons for Not Attending School 8 2.7:(More)
BACKGROUND The outcomes of patients with metastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) differ between individuals. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) on survival in patients with metastatic NPC. METHODS A total of 229 patients with disseminated NPC were evaluated. The effects of pretreatment peripheral(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have been conducted in recent years to evaluate the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and polymorphisms of interleukin (IL)-10. However, the results remain conflicting rather than conclusive. This meta-analysis aimed to summarize the current evidence from case-control studies that evaluated this association. METHODS We(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of present study was to profile the glucose-dependent and glutamine- dependent metabolism in pancreatic cancer. METHODS We performed Immunohistochemical staining of GLUT1, CAIX, BNIP3, p62, LC3, GLUD1, and GOT1. Based on the expression of metabolism-related proteins, the metabolic phenotypes of tumors were classified into two(More)
HCV Core plays a role in the development of hepatocellular carcinoma. Aberrant expression of NANOG has been observed in many types of human malignancies. However, relationship between Core and NANOG has not been clarified. In this study, we found that Core is capable of up-regulating NANOG expression. Core-induced NANOG expression was accompanied by(More)
Anthers of rice (Oryza sativa L.) at different stages of development were cryofixed, freeze-substituted, and embedded in methacrylate. Sections were then cut and immuno-labeled with anti-tubulin to localize microspore microtubules. Changes in microtubule distribution pattern were followed by confocal fluorescence microscopy. To facilitate description,(More)
InCymbidium sinense embryo sac development follows the bisporic pattern. This pattern of development is rare in orchids. Changes in the structure and organization of the microtubular cytoskeleton during megasporogenesis in this orchid were followed using an immunofluorescence technique and confocal microscopy. At the initial stage of development the(More)
Understanding the pathogenic mechanism of pancreatic cancer associated diabetes (PCDM) might help yield biomarkers for the early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer (PC) from population with new-onset diabetes. In the current study, we sought to determine the role of macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) in PCDM pathogenesis. The protein and mRNA levels(More)
As a topical hemostatic agent, thrombin has wide application for many surgical treatments. However, native thrombin always suffers from its physical and chemical instabilities. In this work, a nanocomplexation strategy was developed for modifying the stability and hemostatic efficacy of thrombin, in which a water-soluble cationic amylose derivative(More)
The unified dynamical model of DC-DC buck converter is set up, and then two sliding mode controllers are introduced called conventional sliding mode controller and sliding mode proportional integral derivative (PID) controller. The stability are analyzed for the DC-DC converter system controlled by the sliding mode PID, and the optimum sliding mode PID(More)