Volume 9 Issue 8 - July 17, 2009
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Research Express@NCKU Jul. 17 ~ Jul. 23, 2009

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Adapting aspects of GBTool 2005—searching for suitability in Taiwan
Che-Ming Chiang

One of the main areas of activity in the concept of Sustainable Building (SB) is the development of methods and tools used to assess the environmental performance of buildings. GBTool is the software implementation of the Green Building Challenge (GBC) assessment method, which has been under development since 1996 by International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE) and ...

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PP2B-mediated dephosphorylation of c-Jun C terminus regulates phorbol ester-induced c-Jun/Sp1 interaction in A431 cells.
Ben-Kuen Chen

The proto-oncogene c-Jun is one of the components of AP1, a transcription factor complex believed to mediate a variety of cellular processes including growth, proliferation, transformation, and apoptosis (Shaulian & Karin, 2002). For example, in tumorigenic processes, cellular transformation and malignancy induced by Ha-Ras require c-Jun transactivation activity (Smeal et al., 1991). ...

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Improving Hydrogen Detecting Performance of a Pd/n-LTPS/Glass Thin Film Schottky Diode with a TiO2 Interface Layer
Yean-Kuen Fang

Recently, hydrogen (H2) has extensively been studied as a new energy source. However, hydrogen is also extremely flammable with a lower explosive limit of 4% in air. Thus, one needs the fast and sensitive hydrogen sensor for operating in hydrogen environment. In the past, most of hydrogen sensors were prepared on Si or III-V compound substrates. Nevertheless, these substrate materials ...

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Voluntary Appointment of Independent Directors in Taiwan: Motives and Consequences
Chaur-Shiuh Young

1.Introduction

The Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) and Taiwan’s computerized over-the-counter market (known as GreTai Securities Market, the GTSM) Listing Rules of 2002 require public firms ‘that apply for initial listing’ on these exchanges to have at least two independent directors. The 2002 Listing Rules allow “unaffected firms” (i.e., firms that were listed prior to February of ...


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