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This paper provides a content analysis of studies in technology-based learning (TBL) that were published in five Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) journals (i.e. the British Journal of Educational Technology, Computers & Education, Educational Technology Research & Development, Educational Technology & Society, the Journal of Computer Assisted Learning)(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Insufficient microcirculation of skin leads to acute and chronic tissue ischemia in cases of trauma, reconstructive surgery, diabetes mellitus and peripheral arterial occlusive disease. The autonomic nervous system and nitric oxide (NO) play important roles in maintaining blood perfusion of the skin. Far-infrared (FIR) therapy provides(More)
PURPOSE Molecular, cellular, and animal studies have established that overexpressed proline-directed protein kinase F(A) (PDPK F(A)) is essential for the development of tumorigenesis, invasion, and metastasis of human cancer cells. However, the prognostic role of PDPK F(A) in cancer patients remains largely unknown. In this study, association of PDPK F(A)(More)
UNLABELLED The liver architecture plays an important role in maintaining hemodynamic balance, but the mechanisms that underlie this role are not fully understood. Hepsin, a type II transmembrane serine protease, is predominantly expressed in the liver, but has no known physiological functions. Here, we report that hemodynamic balance in the liver is(More)
Green fluorescent protein (GFP) and its derivatives are the most widely used molecular reporters for live cell imagining. The development of organelle-specific fusion fluorescent proteins improves the labeling resolution to a higher level. Here we generate a R26 dual fluorescent protein reporter mouse, activated by Cre-mediated DNA recombination, labeling(More)
Dengue virus (DENV) is a mosquito-borne human pathogen that causes a serious public-health threat in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Neither a vaccine to prevent nor an effective therapeutic agent to treat DENV infection is currently available. We established a stable cell line harboring a luciferase-reporting DENV subgenomic replicon to(More)
Hemophilia B (HB) is an inherited deficiency in coagulation factor IX (FIX) that leads to prolonged bleeding after injury. Although hepatocyte transplantation has been demonstrated to be an effective therapeutic strategy for HB, the quality and sources of hepatocytes still limit their application. Recently, stem cells were proposed as an alternative source(More)
UNLABELLED Alteration of cell surface proteolysis has been proposed to play a role in liver fibrosis, a grave complication of biliary atresia (BA). In this study we investigated the roles of hepatocyte growth factor activator inhibitor (HAI)-1 and -2 in the progression of BA. The expression levels of HAI-1 and -2 were significantly increased in BA livers(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the predictors of anti-malaria preventive measures (AMPMs) among Taiwan immigrants returning to their country of origin using the Health Belief Model (HBM). Between March and May 2011, all permanent immigrants originating from malaria-endemic countries, attended by either the Taipei or Tainan Immigrant Service(More)
The simple synthetic development of acyclic pincer bis(pyridine)carbodicarbene is depicted herein. Presented is the first isolated structural pincer carbodicarbene with a C-C-C angle of 143°, larger than the monodentate framework. More importantly, theoretical analysis showed that this carbodicarbene embodies a more allene-like character. Palladium(More)