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The objective of this study was to evaluate the growth of green algae Chlorella sp. on wastewaters sampled from four different points of the treatment process flow of a local municipal wastewater treatment plant (MWTP) and how well the algal growth removed nitrogen, phosphorus, chemical oxygen demand (COD), and metal ions from the wastewaters. The four(More)
The present study was to investigate the effectiveness of using digested dairy manure as a nutrient supplement for cultivation of oil-rich green microalgae Chlorella sp. Different dilution multiples of 10, 15, 20, and 25 were applied to the digested manure and algal growth was compared in regard to growth rate, nutrient removal efficiency, and final algal(More)
Demonstration of safe and stable reversal of blindness after a single unilateral subretinal injection of a recombinant adeno-associated virus (AAV) carrying the RPE65 gene (AAV2-hRPE65v2) prompted us to determine whether it was possible to obtain additional benefit through a second administration of the AAV vector to the contralateral eye. Readministration(More)
Previously we have shown that the transient receptor potential vanilloid 4 (TRPV4) channel regulates urinary bladder function, and that TRPV4 is expressed in both smooth muscle and urothelial cell types within the bladder wall.(1) Urothelial cells have also been suggested to express TRPV1 channels.(2) Therefore, we enzymatically isolated guinea-pig(More)
Liver gene transfer for hemophilia B has shown very promising results in recent clinical studies. A potential complication of gene-based treatments for hemophilia and other inherited disorders, however, is the development of neutralizing antibodies (NAb) against the therapeutic transgene. The risk of developing NAb to the coagulation factor IX (F.IX)(More)
Adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors delivered through the systemic circulation successfully transduce various target tissues in animal models. However, similar attempts in humans have been hampered by the high prevalence of neutralizing antibodies to AAV, which completely block vector transduction. We show in both mouse and nonhuman primate models that(More)
Two recombinant fowlpox viruses (rFPV-ORF5-ORF3 and rFPV-IL-18-ORF5-ORF3) containing the ORF5/ORF3 cDNAs of PRRSV (strain Chang Chun) and IL-18 of swine were constructed and evaluated for theirs abilities to induce humoral and cellular responses in piglets. In addition, their abilities to protect piglets against homologous virus challenge were examined. All(More)
Leber's congenital amaurosis (LCA) is a group of severe inherited retinal degenerations that are symptomatic in infancy and lead to total blindness in adulthood. Recent clinical trials using recombinant adeno-associated virus serotype 2 (rAAV2) successfully reversed blindness in patients with LCA caused by RPE65 mutations after one subretinal injection.(More)
A GPU cluster is a cluster equipped with GPU devices. Excellent acceleration is achievable for computation-intensive tasks (<i>e. g.</i> matrix multiplication and LINPACK) and bandwidth-intensive tasks with data locality (<i>e. g.</i> finite-difference simulation). Bandwidth-intensive tasks such as large-scale FFTs without data locality are harder to(More)
In this paper we discuss about our experiences in improving the performance of two key algorithms: the single-precision matrix-matrix multiplication subprogram (SGEMM of BLAS) and single-precision FFT using CUDA. The former is computation-intensive, while the latter is memory bandwidth or communication-intensive. A peak performance of 393 Gflops is achieved(More)