Volume 7 Issue 9 - March 6, 2009
Articles Digest

Research Express@NCKU Mar. 6 ~ Mar. 12, 2009

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Clarifying the Dynamics of the Relationship between Option and Stock Markets Using the Threshold Vector Error Correction Model
Ming-Yuan Leon Li

There has been a significant body of research on the interrelation between option and stock markets, including Panton (1976, Journal of Econometrics), Anthony (1988, Journal of Finance), Bakshi et al. (2000, Review of Financial Studies), Manaster and Rendleman (1982, Journal of Finance), Bhattacharya (1987, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis), Stephan and Whaley (1990, Journal ...

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Enhancement of Thermal Uniformity for a Microthermal Cycler and Its Application for Polymerase Chain Reaction
Gwo-Bin Lee

The trend of miniaturization of biomedical instruments began in the last century, and is crucial for furthering progress in medical technology. In this study, an integrated chip–PCR/RT-PCR system is implemented successfully, meeting the requirements for use in miniature thermocyclers – small in size, low power consumption, high heating and cooling rates, and even portability, with resistance ...

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Macroscopic modeling of turbulent flow over a porous medium
Jan-Mou Leu

Transfer phenomena at the fluid/porous interface have served an important topic of research. Concerning the practical applications, researchers are interested in estimating the momentum and mass fluxes between porous surface and the overlying fluid. Flows over a porous medium can be characterized by a hybrid clear fluid-porous medium domain that flows both over and through the porous medium. ...

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Shanghai‧1947‧Eileen Chang’s Origins of Cinematography
—Unending Love, Long Live My Wife,
Chang's slice of life on stage

WEI CHEN SU

Eileen Chang’s career as a screenplay writer began in Shanghai in 1947. Her screenplay writing falls into two separate phases: the Shanghai period and the Hong Kong period. The origins of Shanghai cinematography affected Chang’s entire subsequent writing career, and yet her own best output in this field was confined to the single year of 1947. Why did it come to such a sudden halt? In what ways ...

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Associations of Glutathione S-Transferase P1, M1, and Environmental Tobacco Smoke with Wheezing  in School Children
Yung-Ling Lee

Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) is common amongst children and causes substantial morbidity. The contributions of ETS exposure to a wide spectrum of respiratory illnesses in children have been reported. Although household ETS exposure is suggested to be a risk factor for childhood wheezing illness, only a portion of the exposed children developed symptoms. This suggests that some ...

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