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    Estimation of Muscle Fiber Orientation in Ultrasound Images Using Revoting Hough Transform (RVHT)

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    2008-2009 > Academic research: refereed > Publication in refereed journalAccepted ManuscriptPublishe

    Dynamic depth-dependent osmotic swelling and solute diffusion in articular cartilage monitored using real-time ultrasound

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    Author name used in this publication: Y. P. ZhengAuthor name used in this publication: J. ShiAuthor name used in this publication: S. G. Patil2003-2004 > Academic research: refereed > Publication in refereed journalAccepted ManuscriptPublishe

    Ethnic differences in susceptibilities to A(H1N1) flu: An epidemic parameter indicating a weak viral virulence

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    The current A(H1N1) flu has showed sub-population dependent susceptibility and fatality as early as April and May of 2009 in its first wave of spreading. After the pandemic outbreak spreads globally for more than seven months, the subpopulation dependence of this flu, including ethnicity, age and genderselectivity, has been recognized by several research groups. This paper attempts to discussed how to identify ethnic selectivity from the released data by WHO relevant to this ongoing flu, review some recently published papers describing the presence of ethnic differences in susceptibilities to the H1N1flu virus and further raised an argument that ethnic differences in  susceptibilities to a virus might be a piece of evidence reflecting a weak virulence of that specific virus

    Preliminary research of sonomyography(SMG) based on correlation tracking

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    2006-2007 > Academic research: refereed > Publication in refereed journalVersion of RecordPublishe

    Protective effect of wild Corni fructus methanolic extract against acute alcoholic liver injury in mice

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    Background: In Chinese folk medicine, Corni fructus (C. fructus) has traditionally been used to improve liver function, although the mechanism underlying its activity remains unclear. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the protective effects of wild C. fructus methanolic extract against acute alcoholic liver injury.Methods: Alcohol was administered to mice for three consecutive days, either alone or in combination with C. fructus methanolic extract (50, 100, or 200mg/kg body weight/d). Serum and liver tissue were collected from the animals and subjected to biochemical and histopathological analyses.Results:C. fructus significantly alleviated alcohol-induced liver injury by reducing serum alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, and thiobarbituric acid reactive species, inhibiting hydroxyl radicals (center dot OH), and increasing total superoxide dismutase, glutathione peroxidase, and glutathione in the liver (P<0.05). In addition, the C. fructus treatment inhibited the expression and activity of cytochrome P450 2E1 (P<0.05)Conclusions:C. fructus could be a promising natural substance for ameliorating acute alcohol-induced oxidative stress and hepatic injury.- This work was supported by the Construction Project of Shaanxi Collaborative Innovation Center (2015, Shaanxi Sci-tech University); High-End Foreign Experts Recruitment Program [Grant GDW20146100228]; and Key Construction Program of International Cooperation Base in S&T Shaanxi Province, China [Grant 2015SD0018].info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersio