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Denisova admixture and the first modern human dispersals into Southeast Asia and Oceania.
It has recently been shown that ancestors of New Guineans and Bougainville Islanders have inherited a proportion of their ancestry from Denisovans, an archaic hominin group from Siberia. However,Expand
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Reconstructing Austronesian population history in Island Southeast Asia
Austronesian languages are spread across half the globe, from Easter Island to Madagascar. Evidence from linguistics and archaeology indicates that the “Austronesian expansion,” which began 4–5Expand
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G‐2548A Polymorphism of the Leptin Gene Is Correlated with Extreme Obesity in Taiwanese Aborigines
We examined the genetic associations of the G‐2548A polymorphism in the promoter of the leptin (LEP) gene and the Gln223Arg (Q223R) polymorphism of the leptin receptor (LEPR) gene with obesity. TwoExpand
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miRNA-491-5p and GIT1 serve as modulators and biomarkers for oral squamous cell carcinoma invasion and metastasis.
MicroRNAs offer tools to identify and treat invasive cancers. Using highly invasive isogenic oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) cells, established using in vitro and in vivo selection protocols fromExpand
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Intercountry prevalences and practices of betel‐quid use in south, southeast and eastern asia regions and associated oral preneoplastic disorders: An international collaborative study by asian
Health risks stemming from betel‐quid (BQ) chewing are frequently overlooked by people. Updated epidemiological data on the increased BQ use among Asian populations using comparable data collectionExpand
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Asthma and suicide mortality in young people: a 12-year follow-up study.
  • C. Kuo, V. Chen, +7 authors Y. Ko
  • Medicine
  • The American journal of psychiatry
  • 1 September 2010
OBJECTIVE Mortality risk is relatively high in young people with asthma, and the risk may include causes of death other than those directly linked to respiratory disease. The authors investigated theExpand
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The incidence of oropharyngeal cancer in Taiwan: an endemic betel quid chewing area.
BACKGROUND Oropharyngeal cancer is the one of the most common cancers in the world. The purpose of this study was to examine the trends in oropharyngeal cancer from 1979 to 1996 in Taiwan. METHODSExpand
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Different impact from betel quid, alcohol and cigarette: Risk factors for pharyngeal and laryngeal cancer
  • K. Lee, W. Kuo, +12 authors Y. Ko
  • Medicine
  • International journal of cancer
  • 10 December 2005
The risks of betel quid chewing with or without tobacco, alcohol drinking and cigarette smoking have been well explored in the oral cavity but not in the pharynx and larynx. We conducted aExpand
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The Heterogeneity in Risk Factors of Lung Cancer and the Difference of Histologic Distribution between Genders in Taiwan
Objective: The difference in histologic patterns of lung cancer between men and women in Taiwan may be associated with the heterogeneity in causal factors of lung cancer between the sexes. Methods:Expand
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Associations of a non-synonymous variant in SLC2A9 with gouty arthritis and uric acid levels in Han Chinese subjects and Solomon Islanders
Objective To study the associations of gout, tophi and uric acid levels with the gout-related SLC2A9 (solute carrier family 2, member 9) single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) between two differentExpand
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