The aim of this study was to design and characterize solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) modified with stearic acid-octaarginine (SA-R₈) as carriers for oral administration of insulin (SA-R₈-Ins-SLNs). The SLNs were prepared by spontaneous emulsion solvent diffusion methods. The mean particle size, zeta potential, drug loading, and encapsulation efficiency of… (More)
The authors propose that there is a systematic impact of a person's activated self-construal (interdependent vs. independent) on the evaluation of enriched and impoverished options. This hypothesis is tested using a cross-country comparison of participants from China and the United States (Study 1) and by priming self-construal (Study 2) and regulatory… (More)
In this article, the authors examine the role of self-construal in aesthetic preference for angular versus rounded shapes. Previous research found an independent self-construal is associated with a confrontation approach to conflict resolution, whereas an interdependent self-construal is associated with compromise. Furthermore, the literature in empirical… (More)
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This paper presents a novel approach to ECG signal filtering and classification. Unlike the traditional techniques which aim at collecting and processing the ECG signals with the patient being still, lying in bed in hospitals, our proposed algorithm is intentionally designed for monitoring and classifying the patient's ECG signals in the free-living… (More)
Many notorious invasive plants are clonal, and clonal integration may improve their ability to cope with disturbances such as herbivory. We hypothesize that clonal integration positively affects the growth, physiology and biomass allocation of the invasive aquatic plant Eichhornia crassipes and thus improves its performance in response to defoliation. In a… (More)
Through three studies, we showed that the accessible global identity lead to more favorable evaluations of global products when consumers viewed global and local cultures as compatible, but the accessible global identity lead to less favorable evaluations when consumers viewed the two cultures as conflicting with each other.