Xiaoliang Qin

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Osteoporotic vertebral body fractures are an increasing clinical problem among the aging population. Specimen-specific finite element models, derived from quantitative computed tomography (QCT), have the potential to more accurately predict failure loads in the vertebra. Additionally, the use of extended finite element modeling (X-FEM) allows for a detailed(More)
The bones of elderly people with osteoporosis are susceptible to either traumatic fracture as a result of external impact, such as what happens during a fall, or even spontaneous fracture without trauma as a result of muscle contraction [1, 2]. Understanding the fracture behavior of bone tissue will help researchers find proper treatments to strengthen the(More)
Due to concerns over particle generation in conventional metal-on-polyethylene hip bearings used in total hip arthroplasty (THA), interest in advanced low-wear bearing alternatives such as ceramic-on-ceramic (CoC) couples has reemerged. While ceramics demonstrate excellent compressive strength, the brittle nature of the material reduces tensile strength,(More)
Glutamine synthetase (GS) and asparagine synthetase (AS) are proposed to have important function in plant nitrogen (N) remobilization, but their roles under drought stress are not well defined. In this study, the expression dynamics of GS and AS genes were analyzed in two maize varieties (ZD958 and NH101) in relation to post-silking drought stress induced(More)
China is the first country to use heterosis successfully for commercial rice production. This study compared the main quality characteristics (head rice rate, chalky rice rate, chalkiness degree, gel consistency, amylose content, and length-to-width ratio) of 635 rice varieties (not including upland and glutinous rice) released from 2000 to 2014 to(More)
The main objective of this study was to investigate the accumulation and distribution of strontium (Sr) in 26 cultivars of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.), husk oat (Avena sativa L) and naked oat (Avena nuda), and barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) for their potential use in phytoremediation.Sr levels had no effect on the accumulation of shoot biomass at tillering or(More)
PREMISE OF THE STUDY Theory and empirical studies have shown that, on average, belowground biomass (M(B)) scales one-to-one (isometrically) with aboveground biomass (M(A)) within and across plant species both at the individual and population level, i.e., M(B) ∝ M(A)(α=1), where α is the scaling exponent. However, little is known about how domestication(More)
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