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Aquaponics, a combination of fish farming and soilless plant farming, is growing in popularity and gaining attention as an important and potentially more sustainable method of food production. The aim of this study was to document and analyze the production methods, experiences, motivations, and demographics of aquaponics practitioners in the United States(More)
UNLABELLED The dried earthworm is a traditional thrombolytic medicine in East Asia. Its thrombolytic mechanism has been extensively studied. However, the effects of drying process on thrombolysis were rarely investigated. Herein, we compared the thrombolytic activity of earthworm Eisenia fetida processed by sun-drying to that by freeze-drying. Fibrin plate(More)
Catharanthus roseus is an important medicinal plant, which produces a variety of indole alkaloids of significant pharmaceutical relevance. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the potential stress-induced increase of indole alkaloid biosynthesis in C. roseus using proteomic technique. The contents of the detectable alkaloids ajmalicine, vindoline,(More)
UNLABELLED Alkaloids are one of the most attractive sources for obtaining active natural products. However, alkaloids exist in the plants as the secondary metabolites with tracing amount, and there is an enormous demand for a large production. In the present study, we aimed to profile the modification of benzylisoquinoline alkaloids in Mahonia bealei(More)
PURPOSE The effect of computerized physician order entry (CPOE) on imaging indication quality had only been measured in one institution's emergency department using a homegrown electronic health record with faculty physicians, and only with one instrument. To better understand how many US hospitals' recent CPOE implementations had affected indication(More)
One new oleanolic acid triterpenoid saponin, 3-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl olean-11, 13(18)-diene-23,28-dioic acid, (hereafter referred to as DS-1) was isolated from the traditional Chinese medicinal plant Dianthus superbus (D. superbus). DS-1 plays an important role in the bioactivity of D. superbus. Thus, a sensitive, reliable and accurate reversed-phased liquid(More)
The leaves of Linderae aggregate (LAL) has been used as a type of tea in China and other Southeast Asian countries. In this study, 11 polyphenols in LAL were clarified for the first time using multiple high-performance liquid chromatographic techniques. An optimal extracting method was developed through the comparison of the amount of(More)
Eriobotrya japonica (Thunb.) Lindl (loquat) is an evergreen Rosaceae fruit tree widely distributed in subtropical regions. Its leaves are considered as traditional Chinese medicine and are of high medical value especially for cough and emesis. Thus, we sequenced the complete plastid genome of E. japonica to better utilize this important species. The(More)
Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. School gardens and demonstration farms are exciting avenues for experiential learning in education. Aquaponics, the combination of aquaculture and hydroponics, is an attractive educational tool(More)
In this paper, an optimal simultaneous extrapolation algorithm of electromagnetic responses in time and frequency domains using Laguerre expansions is adopted to calculate the electromagnetic responses of medium cylinders excited by linearly polarized wave with a Gaussian profile in time. By using an optimization algorithm, the expansion order and scaling(More)