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Fetal DNA in maternal plasma and serum has been shown to be a useful material for fetal gender determination and for screening tests for abnormal pregnancies except during early gestational ages. Maternal serum samples were obtained from 81 pregnant women during the 5th–10th weeks of gestation. Fetal gender was determined by conventional polymerase chain(More)
N-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in fish oil exhibit a variety of health benefits, and there is evidence that they can inhibit the development of human lung mucoepidermoid and other carcinomas. To examine the hypothesis that fish consumption reduces the risk of lung cancer, we conducted a population-based prospective study, following 5,885 residents for 14(More)
We investigated whether the amount of circulating cell-free fetal DNA in maternal serum is influenced by fetal karyotype, using real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction assay. Serum samples were obtained from pregnant women at gestational ages ranging from 15 to 17 weeks, prior to their undergoing amniocentesis. In total, we examined 70 samples(More)
OBJECTIVES The ubiquinol cytochrome c reductase UQCRFS1 is a key subunit of the cytochrome bc1 complex (complex III) of the mitochondrial respiratory chain. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the significance of the ubiquinol cytochrome c reductase UQCRFS1 gene amplification in primary breast cancers. METHODS Samples were obtained from image-guided(More)
The purpose of this study was to report transumbilical arterial embolization of a large dural arteriovenous fistula (AVF) in a low-birth-weight neonate with congestive heart failure (CHF). A female neonate was delivered by cesarean section at 31 weeks of gestation. Her birth weight was 1538 g and Apgar scores were 6 at both 1 and 5 min. Because of dyspnea(More)
There is much interest in the study of human malignancy using gene expression profiling techniques. Expression profiles obtained from microarrays utilize RNA extracted from the tissue in question. Currently, cell cultures or fresh tissue processed "quickly" are used in these studies. To our knowledge, there are no published reports of a time-course of RNA(More)
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