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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
With the rapid development of XML language which has good flexibility and interoperability, more and more log files of software running information are represented in XML format, especially for Web services. Fault diagnosis by analyzing semi-structured and XML like log files is becoming an important issue in this area. For most related learning methods,(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Specific overexpression in cancer cells and evidence of oncogenic functions make Survivin an attractive target in cancer therapy. The small molecule compound YM155 has been described as the first "Survivin suppressant" but molecular mechanisms involved in its biological activity and its clinical potential remain obscure. Survivin protein(More)