Xinghua Yang

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Estrogen plays an important role in the proliferation and progression of breast cancer. The estrogen signal is mediated by the estrogen receptors (ERalpha and ERbeta). ERalpha (estrogen receptor alpha) is an important promoter of growth in breast cancer; however, the role of ERbeta (estrogen receptor beta) in breast cancer is less clear. In this study,(More)
A slot antenna attached to metal containers for a passive RFID (radio frequency identification) tag is presented in this paper. The proposed slot antenna is designed by introducing slots on the metallic plate as a tag. In order to transmit the power effectively, we should design and make the impedance of the antenna to conjugate the impedance of the chip.(More)
We report on the first demonstration of a single-fiber optical tweezer that is utilized to stabilize and control the liquid droplet for dye lasing. In order to trap a liquid droplet with a diameter of 15-30 μm, an annular core micro-structured optical fiber is adopted. By using wavelength division multiplexing technology, we couple a trapping light source(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to evaluate the referral indications for fetal echocardiography (FE) in a tertiary center and to determine which indications were significantly associated with prenatal detection of congenital heart disease (CHD). METHODS The medical records of 1425 consecutive women who underwent second- and third-trimester FE at the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of the COX-2 gene 8473T>C polymorphism on lung cancer risk in Asians, we conducted a comprehensive meta-analysis. METHODS A literature search was performed using PubMed and other databases before June 2010. We pooled studies according to the variants of 8473T>C and performed separate analyses according to ethnicity,(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the associations of combined lifestyle factors and physical conditions with cerebrovascular diseases (CBVD) mortality, after accounting for competing risk events, including death from cardiovascular diseases, cancers and other diseases. METHODS Data on 2010 subjects aged over 55 years were finally analyzed using competing risk models.(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of prenatal screening for congenital heart disease (CHD) based on a combination of the 4-chamber view and 3-vessel view in an unselected population. METHODS A prospective study on 8025 scanned fetuses was performed. All singleton pregnancies scheduled for routine prenatal(More)
Rapid growth of technical developments has created huge challenges for microphone forensics a subcategory of audio forensic science, because of the availability of numerous digital recording devices and massive amount of recording data. Demand for fast and efficient methods to assure integrity and authenticity of information is becoming more and more(More)
The purpose of this study was to estimate the incidence of metabolic syndrome (MS) in a 5-year follow-up adult population in Taiwan who were examined at the Major Health Screening Center, and to assess possible socioeconomic determinants of the syndrome in this sample. The longitudinal study included 9,389 adults, aged 35–74 years, who visited the Major(More)