6Timothy H Bonner
3Lei Liu
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Native consumers play a vital role in maintaining ecosystem functioning, but species invasion may alter these processes. We hypothesized that the individual effects of large-bodied native and invasive consumers on ecosystem functioning and invertebrate community assemblages differ from the interactive effects. In the San Marcos River (Texas, USA), big claw(More)
This study explored a telecommunication enterprise employeesÕ Internet usage in the business world. A total of 680 employees voluntarily participated in this study. Data collection was conducted through its local telecommunication enterprise intranet and all entries were automatically collected in an electronic format as a spreadsheet. The research findings(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, several studies have demonstrated that two long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), HULC and MALAT1, may participate in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) development and progression. However, genetic variations in the two lncRNAs and their associations with HCC susceptibility have not been reported. In this study, we hypothesized that single(More)
BACKGROUND MiR-106b-25 cluster, hosted in intron 13 of MCM7, may play integral roles in diverse processes including immune response and tumorigenesis. A single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), rs999885, is located in the promoter region of MCM7. METHODS We performed a case-control study including 1300 HBV-positive hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cases, 1344(More)
Most studies of attitudes toward the Internet have been focused on a single entity. There is a gap when it comes to comparative study of Internet attitudes between college students and employees in the workforce. This study explored Internet attitudes between two different samples-employees in the work force and college students on campus. Four Internet(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The impact of perioperative allogenenic blood transfusion (ABT) on clinical outcomes for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is conflicting and unclear. The aim of this meta-analysis is to evaluate the association between ABT and HCC clinical outcomes. Outcomes evaluated were all-cause death, tumor recurrence and postoperative(More)
Vertebrates develop organs and appendages in a proportionally coordinated manner, and animals that regenerate them do so to the same dimensions as the original structures. Coordinated proportional growth involves controlled regulation between allometric and isometric growth programs, but it is unclear what executes this control. We show that calcineurin(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this investigation was to systematically review the current literature to provide the best data for indications, outcomes, survival, and complication rates of pedicled propeller perforator flaps for upper body defects. METHODS A comprehensive literature review for articles published from January 1991 to December 2011 was performed(More)