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Obesity and risk of cancer in Japan
We conducted a population‐based prospective cohort study in Japan to examine the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and the risk of incidence of any cancer and of cancer at individual sites.Expand
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An increase of oxidized coenzyme Q-10 occurs in the plasma of sporadic ALS patients
We have compared plasma redox status of coenzyme Q-10 in 20 sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (sALS) patients with those in 20 healthy age/sex-matched controls. A significant increase in theExpand
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Epileptic Seizure Prediction Based on Multivariate Statistical Process Control of Heart Rate Variability Features
Objective: The present study proposes a new epileptic seizure prediction method through integrating heart rate variability (HRV) analysis and an anomaly monitoring technique. Methods: BecauseExpand
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Stem cell-dependent formation of a functional anterior regeneration pole in planarians requires Zic and Forkhead transcription factors.
Planarians can regenerate their head within days. This process depends on the direction of adult stem cells to wound sites and the orchestration of their progenitors to commit to appropriate lineagesExpand
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Trend of neonatal group B streptococcal infection during the last 15 years.
BACKGROUND The survey was designed to determine the trend of group B streptococcal (GBS) infection during the last 15 years, as well as update the reality of this disease. METHODS QuestionnairesExpand
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Scaffolding strategies for wiki-based collaboration: Action research in a multicultural Japanese language program
Wikis can be used to encourage and support collaborative constructivist learning. However, their effectiveness depends upon the use of scaffolding strategies to guide the students in their use. ThisExpand
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A structural model of the relationships among self-efficacy, psychological adjustment, and physical condition in Japanese advanced cancer patients.
We made detailed research for relationships among physical condition, self-efficacy and psychological adjustment of patients with advanced cancer in Japan. The sample consisted of 85 (42 males and 43Expand
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Identification of Antioxidants Produced by Lactobacillus plantarum
We identified two compounds that demonstrated 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging activity from cultures of Lactobacillus plantarum. Spectroscopic analyses proved these compoundsExpand
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Health practices and mortality in Japan: combined effects of smoking, drinking, walking and body mass index in the Miyagi Cohort Study.
BACKGROUND Evidence is limited regarding the association between the combinations of multiple health practices and mortality. METHODS In 1990, 28,333 men and women in Miyagi Prefecture in ruralExpand
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Elevation of serum thrombopoietin precedes thrombocytosis in acute infections
Summary.  To clarify the mechanisms underlying thrombocytosis secondary to infections, we longitudinally studied serum levels of thrombopoietin (TPO) and interleukin (IL)‐6 in 15 infants and youngExpand
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