Volume 7 Issue 7 - February 20, 2009
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Research Express@NCKU Feb. 20 ~ Feb. 26, 2009

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Recipient Age Determines the Cardiac Functional Improvement Achieved by Skeletal Myoblast Transplantation
Chung-Dann Kan

One of the most exciting areas in basic and applied research today involves the use of stem cells to replenish or modify the function of disease or malfunctioning tissue. The adult heart represents an attractive candidate for regenerative medicine because adult cardiomyocytes have limited regenerative capacity. The rationale of cellular therapy is attempting to restore myocardial performance by ...

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Association of Functional Polymorphisms of the Human Tryptophan Hydroxylase 2 Gene with Risk for Bipolar Disorder in Han Chinese
H. Sunny Sun

Background- Serotonin (5-Hydroxytryptamine) is a neurotransmitter that controls a wide range of physiological events in the central nervous system. Accordingly, disruption of serotonergic function has been implicated in the pathogenesis of many psychiatric disorders, including bipolar disorder (BPD). The previous inconclusive studies suggest the earlier discovered TPH1 may not relate to the ...

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Droplet formation utilizing controllable moving-wall structures for double emulsion applications
Gwo-Bin Lee

The developed chip is capable of generating single and double emulsion microdroplets and has the potential to be used for high-quality emulsification processes, including the analysis of pico-liter biochemical reactions, drug delivery systems, and in the cosmetics industry. The formation of microdroplets in liquids using an emulsification process plays an essential role in a wide variety of ...

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Stability analysis of neural networks with interval time-varying delays
Teh-Lu Liao

The stability analysis of a class of neural networks, such as Hopfield neural networks (HNNs), cellular neural networks (CNNs), and Cohen-Grossberg neural networks (CGNNs) has been extensively investigated; these particular networks have been applied to image processing and signal processing problems. However, in this class of neural networks, the interactions between neurons are generally ...

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Epigenetic Inactivation of the Chromosomal Stability Control Genes, BRCA1, BRCA2, and XRCC5 in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Yi-Ching Wang

We previously performed a genome-wide loss of heterozygosity (LOH) study in 71 primary surgically-resected non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) tumors in which a high mean LOH frequency was reported, indicating the presence of chromosome instability in NSCLC. Chromosome instability may be caused by failure in the repair of DNA double strand breaks (DSBs). We therefore postulated that alterations of ...

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