Yao Ching Hsieh

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RNA interference (RNAi) was used to suppress bovine ephemeral fever virus (BEFV). Plasmids expressing continuously shRNAs were used against G gene of BEFV to induce RNA interference in cultured cells. A GFP reporter assay was established to determine the efficiency and specificity of siRNA and the potential of BEFV to hamper RNAi. Two of five small(More)
Influenza viruses belonging to the Orthomyxoviridae family are enveloped viruses with segmented negative sense RNA genome surrounded by a helical symmetry shell. Influenza viruses, especially the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAI) such as H5 or H7 subtype are important pathogens for the poultry industry. Due to genetic reassortments between(More)
Investigation of the acoustic resonance in metal halide lamps is essential for engineers designing a high-frequency electronic ballast. This paper proposes a simple method of detecting the acoustic instability by measuring the lamp voltage. The standard deviation in the lamp voltage is used as an index to determine the occurence of acoustic resonance. With(More)
There are no effective antiviral treatments for pigeon circovirus (PiCV); thus, rapid diagnosis is critical for effective control of the disease caused by this virus. The recent development of a novel LAMP technique that amplifies nucleic acids rapidly with high specificity and sensitivity under isothermal conditions has overcome some of the deficiencies of(More)
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