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SR-IOV capable network devices offer the benefits of direct I/O throughput and reduced CPU utilization while greatly increasing the scalability and sharing capabilities of the device. SR-IOV allows the benefits of the paravirtualized driver's throughput increase and additional CPU usage reductions in HVMs (Hardware Virtual Machines). SR-IOV uses direct I/O(More)
BACKGROUND The high mortality of avian influenza H7N9 in humans is a cause of great concern in China. METHODS We compared epidemiological, clinical and viral features of H7N9 influenza of 10 fatal cases and 30 survivors. RESULTS Increasing age (p = 0.021), smoking (p = 0.04), underlying medical background (p = 0.05) and chronic drug use (p = 0.042) had(More)
BACKGROUND A novel influenza A virus infection was identified on March 31, 2013 in China and a total of 134 cases were identified in 12 provinces of China between March 25 and September 31, 2013. Of these, 46 cases occurred in Zhejiang Province and the number of patients is the largest in China. METHODS Field investigations were conducted for each(More)
A total of 134 cases of H7N9 influenza infection were identified in 12 provinces of China between March 25 and September 31, 2013. Of these, 46 cases occurred in Zhejiang Province. We carried out a preliminary comparison of characteristics between rural and urban H7N9 cases from Zhejiang Province, China. Field investigations were conducted for each(More)
CONTEXT The alteration of protein expression in white adipose tissue (WAT) may contribute to the pathogenesis of obesity. OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to uncover proteins differentially expressed in the WAT of overweight/obese subjects and study the role of the identified proteins in adipocyte differentiation. DESIGN AND SETTING(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare collagenase activity and collagenolytic matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) levels in gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) and in peri-implant sulcular fluid (PISF) in gingivitis (G), chronic periodontitis (CP), and peri-implantitis (PI) human subjects. MATERIAL AND METHODS GCF and PISF were collected on filter paper strips, volume was(More)
BACKGROUND Different delivery modes may affect the susceptibility to allergic diseases. It is still unknown whether early intervention with probiotics would counteract this effect. OBJECTIVES The effect of different delivery modes on immune status and nasal symptoms was investigated on established allergic rhinitis (AR) mouse model. In addition, the(More)
More than 50% of human tumors contain a mutation in p53. Over 90% of tumors are solid tumors. Solid tumors have low oxygenated regions, called hypoxic regions where the tumor cells are more resistant to radio- and chemo-therapy than their well-oxygenated counterparts. In this study, we constructed a cell-permeable p53 fusion protein with selective stability(More)
BACKGROUND The first outbreak of H5N1 highly-pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus associated with several human deaths occurred in 1997 in Hong-Kong, China. While H5N1 virus infection in poultry workers has been studied in some detail, little is known about the environmental risk factors of the H5 avian influenza virus infection in China. METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND A total of 453 laboratory-confirmed cases infected with avian influenza A (H7N9) virus (including 175 deaths) have been reported till October 2,2014, of which 30.68% (139/453) of the cases were identified from Zhejiang Province. We describe the largest reported cluster of virologically confirmed H7N9 cases, comprised by a fatal Index case and two(More)