Xu Xiao

2Hongjun Du
2Peter X. Shaw
2Ioannis Karakitsios
2Christopher Douglas
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  • Peter X. Shaw, Travis Stiles, Christopher Douglas, Daisy Ho, Wei Fan, Hongjun Du +1 other
  • 2016
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss affecting tens of millions of elderly worldwide. Early AMD is characterized by the appearance of soft drusen, as well as pigmentary changes in the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). These soft, confluent drusen can progress into two forms of advanced AMD: geographic atrophy (GA, or dry(More)
To reduce waste and wastewater pollution and to improve the utilization rate of resources in the pig-industry chain, a circular economy of the chain can be developed. The key to constructing the circular economic system of the pig-industry chain is to determine the path of the cyclic materials and to design reasonable waste-and wastewater-treatment(More)
The application of FUS in abdominal organs such as the liver or the kidneys is impeded by a number of complications. One of the most challenging is organ motion due to breathing. To achieve ablation in a target within a moving organ the FUS system has to be steered to focus on the same anatomical position. We present a prototypical system that tracks the(More)
Dysregulation of the complement system has been linked to pathogenesis of hypertension. However, whether genetic changes of complement factor H (CFH) and its related genes are associated with hypertension is unknown. We genotyped three SNPs in the CFH gene cluster that are closely linked to age-related macular degeneration, namely rs1061170 (Y402H),(More)
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