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Lung cancer has the highest morbidity and mortality of any malignant tumor. To improve efficacy and reduce toxicity in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), it is important to integrate traditional and conventional medicine. Two hundred and forty patients with advanced NSCLC were randomized to tetrandrine plus GP or GP only. We infused(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the relationships between traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) constitutional types and overweight or obesity so as to provide evidence for adjusting constitutional bias and preventing and treating obesity. METHODS The data comes from a cross-sectional survey on TCM constitution of 18 805 samples aged above 18 in Beijing and 8 provinces(More)
BACKGROUND Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is commonly used in China for the management of coronary artery disease (CAD). However, few studies have been conducted to investigate the prevalence, perceived effectiveness, types, and reasons of CAM use in patients diagnosed with CAD. METHODS A cross-sectional study design was adopted.(More)
Guanosine penta- and tetraphosphate [(p)ppGpp] are two unusual nucleotides implied in the bacterial stringent response. In many pathogenic bacteria, mutants unable to synthesize these molecules lose their virulence. In Gram-positive bacteria such as Enterococcus faecalis, the synthesis and degradation of (p)ppGpp mainly depend on the activity of a(More)
The bioaccumulation and degradation of anthracene by the green alage(Chlorella prothecoides) under autotrophic and heterotrophic conditions were studied. About 29% and 20% of anthracene(original concentration 1.0 mg.L-1) were degraded by light and by Chlorella protothecoides under the autotrophic condition, respectively. About 33.53% of anthracene (original(More)
BACKGROUND Studies of the associations between the genetic polymorphisms of the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) gene and recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA) have revealed conflicting results. The present meta-analysis was performed to provide a more precise estimation of these relationships and to explore potential sources of heterogeneity that(More)
Patients with ER/HER2-positive breast cancer have a poor prognosis and are less responsive to selective estrogen receptor modulators; this is presumably due to the crosstalk between ER and HER2. Fatty acid synthase (FASN) is essential for the survival and maintenance of the malignant phenotype of breast cancer cells. An intimate relationship exists between(More)
We developed a robotic research platform called "iCat" for studying social human-robot interaction. The platform consists of the robotic character "iCat", which is a desktop user-interface robot with mechanically rendered facial expressions. Recently, Philips Research made this platform available for universities and research laboratories to stimulate the(More)