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Elevated levels of CO2 and temperature can both affect plant growth and development, but the signalling pathways regulating these processes are still obscure. MicroRNAs function to silence gene expression, and environmental stresses can alter their expressions. Here we identify, using the small RNA-sequencing method, microRNAs that change significantly in(More)
AIMS This observational study aimed to investigate the effects of renin-angiotensin system (RAS) blockers on plasma adiponectin in subjects with metabolic syndrome (Mets) and differentiation, adiponectin expression of human omental (OM) and subcutaneous (SC) preadipocytes. METHODS Fifty-three patients with Mets were treated with angiotensin converting(More)
A facile and effective way for the preparation of nano-sized Fe3O4@graphene yolk-shell nanoparticles via a hydrothermal method is developed. Moreover, the targeting properties of the materials for anticancer drug (doxorubicin hydrochloride) delivery are investigated. Excitingly, these hybrid materials possess favorable dispersibility, good(More)
BACKGROUND Current cell-free DNA assessment of fetal chromosomes does not analyze and report on all chromosomes. Hence, a significant proportion of fetal chromosomal abnormalities are not detectable by current noninvasive methods. Here we report the clinical validation of a novel noninvasive prenatal test (NIPT) designed to detect genomewide gains and(More)
Safe and reliable drinking water is vital to every community. But Water pollution incidents have taken place in China frequently resulting in an enormous economic loss. How to solve the problem becomes a significant issue to scrub the deleterious effects of pollution accidents. So the establishment of response models of water pollution accidents in Wuhan(More)
BACKGROUND Terminally ill patients can benefit from palliative care, including relief from physical and emotional suffering, improved quality of life, and longer survival rates. However, despite marked development in other countries, palliative care is still in its infancy in China. OBJECTIVES The general population and healthcare professionals in China(More)
A risk assessment for water shortage is constructed to analyze the carrying capacity of water resources in Sheshui River watershed, China. It is based on the information of present economic development. There are several serious environmental problems which might cripple the development potential in Sheshui River watershed. Risk assessment results are used(More)
Water pollution incidents have taken place in China frequently resulting in an enormous economic loss. How to solve the problem timely, effectively and efficiently becomes a significant issue to scrub the deleterious effects of sudden pollution accidents. Emergency pollution incident management system is a complete system composed of data layer, model layer(More)
This paper studies the present state of water and soil loss in the Hubei province. Chinese scholars have analyzed the causes of water and soil loss, and pointed out that both natural factors and human activities are the root causes for these losses. The associated natural factors include the landscape, soil, groundwater and precipitation. Since the climate(More)