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Foundry workers have increased mortality and morbidity risks from numerous causes, including various cancers. A retrospective Chinese iron-steel cohort study was conducted to examine the mortality effects of exposure to foundry work. Standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) and standardized rate ratios (SRRs) were calculated to evaluate mortality risks among(More)
—Supply voltage reduction with process scaling has made the design of analog, RF and mixed mode circuits increasingly difficult. In this paper, we present the design of an ultra-low voltage, low power and highly integrated dual-mode receiver for 2.4-GHz ISM-band applications. The receiver operates reliably from 0.55–0.65 V and is compatible with commercial(More)
As a preliminary epidemiological study, we evaluated the geographical correlation between estimated ambient ultraviolet B (UVB) levels and the mortality risk of leukemia in Japan. Ambient UVB levels were estimated from meteorological data for several successive periods. The standardized mortality ratio (SMR) was calculated for the 11 regions or 38 large(More)
Cerebral aneurysms follows atrial myxoma is a rare neurological complication. We report a patient with multiple cerebral aneurysms three years after resection of left atrial myxoma and further review the literature. The characteristics of these aneurysms are indefinite and variable. They can occur prior or post the resection of cardiac myxoma. "Metastasize(More)
We explore the challenges of designing RF transceivers for an ultra-low-voltage (ULV) supply with performance that is compatible to commercial standards. The ITRS roadmap projects that the aggressive device size scaling will result in supply voltage reductions to well below 1V, in particular for low-power technologies. The use of alternative energy sources(More)
OBJECTIVE In China, significant levels of environmental pollution, substandard worksite quality and high rates of smoking predispose the population to potentially high risks of respiratory illnesses and other diseases. We assessed the prevalence of respiratory symptoms and their risks in relation to personal, occupational and environmental risk factors in a(More)
Angiotensin II type I receptor agonistic autoantibodies (AT1-AA) are related to pre-eclampsia and hypertension and have a direct effect of stimulating the production of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) in the placenta. TNF-α is a known mediator of apoptosis. However, few studies have reported the role of TNF-α and its relationship within AT1-AA-induced(More)
This paper describes a 2.1-GHz CMOS front-end with a single-ended low noise amplifier (LNA) and a double balanced, current-driven passive mixer. The LNA features an on-chip transformer load to perform single-ended to differential conversion. Implemented in a 0.13 um CMOS process, it achieves 30 dB conversion gain, a low noise figure of 3.1 dB, a 40 kHz 1/f(More)