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Dysregulated expression of microRNAs (miRNAs) in various tissues has been associated with a variety of diseases, including cancers. Here we demonstrate that miRNAs are present in the serum and plasma of humans and other animals such as mice, rats, bovine fetuses, calves, and horses. The levels of miRNAs in serum are stable, reproducible, and consistent(More)
BACKGROUND Postinfectious autoimmunity has been implicated in Tourette's syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder (TS/OCD), whereas increased frequency of upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) in TS/OCD patients suggests immune deficiency. We hypothesized that antineuronal antibodies may be elevated in patients (reflecting autoimmune processes), and(More)
This paper is focused on the study of coupled heat and mass transfer in a liquid film over an unsteady stretching surface. The stretching rate and temperature of the sheet vary with time. The governing partial differential equations are transformed into ordinary differential equations by using similarity transformations. The resulting similarity equations(More)
We investigated optic nerve and geniculocalcarine tract (GCT) in acquired blindness (AB) using routine cranium magnetic resonance imaging and diffusion tensor imaging. Twenty individuals with AB were compared with 20 normally sighted (NS) individuals. The transverse diameters of optic nerves in NS were significantly bigger than the AB participants in T(1)WI(More)
BACKGROUND Common carp is one of the most important aquaculture teleost fish in the world. Common carp and other closely related Cyprinidae species provide over 30% aquaculture production in the world. However, common carp genomic resources are still relatively underdeveloped. BAC end sequences (BES) are important resources for genome research on(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse the epidemiology of measles in China and determine the progress made towards the national elimination of the disease. METHODS We analysed measles surveillance data - on the age, sex, residence and vaccination status of each case and the corresponding outcome, dates of onset and report and laboratory results - collected between January(More)
BACKGROUND Amur ide (Leuciscus waleckii) is an economically and ecologically important species in Northern Asia. The Dali Nor population inhabiting Dali Nor Lake, a typical saline-alkaline lake in Inner Mongolia, is well-known for its adaptation to extremely high alkalinity. Genome information is needed for conservation and aquaculture purposes, as well as(More)
BACKGROUND Penguins are flightless aquatic birds widely distributed in the Southern Hemisphere. The distinctive morphological and physiological features of penguins allow them to live an aquatic life, and some of them have successfully adapted to the hostile environments in Antarctica. To study the phylogenetic and population history of penguins and the(More)
In this paper, a type of chaotic recurrent fuzzy neural network (CRFNN) model is proposed. The CRFNN model add chaotic map in the membership function layer of a RFNN. A generalized dynamic back propagation algorithm (DBP) is developed to automatically construct the CRFNN. To guarantee the convergence by Lyapunov function, the online learning rate adjusting(More)
AIM To investigate the visual pathway in normal subjects and patients with lesion involved by diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and diffusion tensor tractography (DTT). METHODS Thirty normal volunteers, 3 subjects with orbital tumors involved the optic nerve (ON) and 33 subjects with occipital lobe tumors involved the optic radiation (OR) (10 gliomas, 6(More)