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BACKGROUND Previous studies investigating the association between X-ray repair cross-complementation group 1(XRCC1) polymorphisms and cervical cancer (CC) risk has provided inconsistent results. The aim of our study was to assess the association between the XRCC1 gene Arg399Gln, Arg194Trp, Arg280His polymorphisms and risk of CC. METHODS Two investigators(More)
Understanding nonverbal behaviors in human machine interaction is a complex and challenge task. One of the key aspects is to recognize human emotion states accurately. This paper presents our effort to the Audio/Visual Emotion Challenge (AVEC'14), whose goal is to predict the continuous values of the emotion dimensions arousal, valence and dominance at each(More)
Keywords: Artificial Bee Colony algorithm (ABC) AB off-lattice model Protein secondary structure optimization Convergence of algorithm a b s t r a c t Predicting the secondary structure of protein has been the focus of scientific research for decades, but it remains to be a challenge in bioinformatics due to the increasing computation complexity. In this(More)
The cyclic AMP-dependent protein kinase A signaling pathway plays a major role in regulating plant infection by the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae. Here, we report the identification of two novel genes, MoSOM1 and MoCDTF1, which were discovered in an insertional mutagenesis screen for non-pathogenic mutants of M. oryzae. MoSOM1 or MoCDTF1 are both(More)
This paper introduces the CASIA audio emotion recognition method for the audio sub-challenge of Audio/Visual Emotion Challenge 2011 (AVEC2011). Two popular pattern recognition techniques, SVM and AdaBoost, are adopted to solve the emotion recognition problem. The feature set is also simply investigated by comparing the performance of classifier built on the(More)
The epidemiological characteristics of Sjögren syndrome (SS) are significantly varied in different countries. We conducted the present study to survey the epidemiological characteristics of primary SS in China. We recruited 483 primary SS patients from 16 Chinese medical centers nationwide from January 2009 to November 2011 and assessed salivary and(More)
Alcoholic beverages such as beer, wine and spirits are widely consumed around the world. However, alcohol and its metabolite acetaldehyde are toxic and harmful to human beings. Chronic alcohol use disorder or occasional binge drinking can cause a wide range of health problems, such as hangover, liver damage and cancer. Some natural products such as(More)