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Updated global 3+1 analysis of short-baseline neutrino oscillations

We present the results of an updated fit of short-baseline neutrino oscillation data in the framework of 3+1 active-sterile neutrino mixing. We first consider ν e and \( {\overline{\nu}}_e \) disappearance in the light of the Gallium and reactor anomalies. We discuss the implications of the recent measurement of the reactor \( {\overline{\nu}}_e \) spectrum in the NEOS experiment, ...

Swelling Behavior of High-Chromium, Vanadium-Bearing Titanomagnetite Pellets in H2-CO-CO2 Gas Mixtures

, 1316 ( 2003 ). 7. J. Tang , M.S. Chu , F. Li , Y. Tang , Z.G. Liu , and X.X. Xue , Int. J. Miner . Metall. Mater. 6 , 562 ( 2015 ). 8. J. Li , B.W. Li , J.C. Han , Z. Chao , and J.L. Wang , JOM 68 , 1529

Foot burns and diabetes: a retrospective study

Background Diabetes in conjunction with a foot burn can compound the challenges in wound healing; however, the impact of diabetes on outcomes of patients with foot burns has not been examined. Methods A retrospective notes audit was conducted at the Concord Hospital Burns Unit for patients with foot burns who were admitted from 1st January 2012 to 31st December 2013. Data were ...

Changes in the Metabolome of Picea balfouriana Embryogenic Tissues That Were Linked to Different Levels of 6-BAP by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Approach

Embryogenic cultures of Picea balfouriana, which is an important commercial species for reforestation in Southern China, easily lose their embryogenic ability during long-term culture. Embryogenic tissue that proliferated at lower concentrations (3.6 μM and 2.5 μM) of 6-benzylaminopurine (6-BAP) were more productive, and generated 113 ± 6 and 89 ± 3 mature embryos per 100 mg ...

Microphone Handling Noise: Measurements of Perceptual Threshold and Effects on Audio Quality

A psychoacoustic experiment was carried out to test the effects of microphone handling noise on perceived audio quality. Handling noise is a problem affecting both amateurs using their smartphones and cameras, as well as professionals using separate microphones and digital recorders. The noises used for the tests were measured from a variety of devices, including smartphones, ...

Peripheral blood methylation profiling of female Crohn’s disease patients

Background Crohn’s disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory disorder belonging to the inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). CD affects distinct parts of the gastrointestinal tract, leading to symptoms including diarrhea, fever, abdominal pain, weight loss, and anemia. The aim of this study was to assess whether the DNA methylome of peripheral blood cells can be associated with CD in ...

1,25(OH)2D3 downregulates the Toll-like receptor 4-mediated inflammatory pathway and ameliorates liver injury in diabetic rats

Background Fatty acid deposition in the liver can activate a number of pro-inflammatory signaling pathways such as the Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) pathway, which may be important in the pathogenesis of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. 1,25(OH)2D3 downregulates the expression of TLR4 and may represent a novel treatment strategy for reducing hepatocyte injury. Therefore, in this study, ...

Suitable Thicknesses of Base Metal and Interlayer, and Evolution of Phases for Ag/Sn/Ag Transient liquid-phase Joints Used for Power Die Attachment

Real Si insulated gate bipolar transistors with conventional Ni/Ag metallization and dummy Si chips with thickened Ni/Ag metallization have both been bonded, at 250°C for 0 min, 40 min, and 640 min, to Ag foil electroplated with 2.7 µm and 6.8 µm thick Sn as an interlayer. On the basis of characterization of the microstructure of the resulting joints, suitable thicknesses are ...

Incorporating parental information into family-based association tests

Assumptions regarding the true underlying genetic model, or mode of inheritance, are necessary when quantifying genetic associations with disease phenotypes. Here we propose new methods to ascertain the underlying genetic model from parental data in family-based association studies. Specifically, for parental mating-type data, we propose a novel statistic to test whether the ...

An improved method to study CO2–oil relative permeability under miscible conditions

. Wang 0 1 0 Z. Wang Technology Department , Petro-China International Iraq, Beijing 100724 , People's Republic of China 1 F. F. Li (&) S. L. Yang H. Chen X. Zhang D. D. Yin L. P. He Key Lab of Petroleum

Morphology development and size control of poly(trimethylene terephthalate) nanofibers prepared from poly(trimethylene terephthalate)/cellulose acetate butyrate in situ fibrillar composites

Formation of nano-fibrillar composite structures provides an effective method for preparing thermoplastic nanofibers. By mixing two immiscible thermoplastic polymers in a twin screw extruder, poly(trimethylene terephthalate) (PTT) formed nano-fibrillar morphology in cellulose acetate butyrate (CAB) matrix, and then PTT nanofibers were obtained from PTT/CAB in situ fibrillar ...

Current status of viroid taxonomy

Adelaide , Waite Campus, Adelaide, SA 5064, Australia 7 S.-F. Li State Key Laboratory of Biology of Plant Diseases and Insect Pest, Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Phosphorylation of the insulin receptor by AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) promotes ligand-independent activation of the insulin signalling pathway in rodent muscle

I. Chopra H. F. Li H. Wang K. A. Webster 0 ) Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine , 1600 NW 10th Ave, RMSB 6038, Miami, FL 33136, USA

Immunological Effects of Laparoscopic and Open Cholecystectomy

This prospective, randomized, controlled study evaluated plasma levels of interleukin-18 (IL-18) and monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1) in patients undergoing cholecystectomy. Forty patients were randomized to undergo laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) or open cholecystectomy (OC). Plasma concentrations of IL-18 and MCP-1 were measured before anaesthesia (T0), before operation ...

Encoding Asymmetry of the N-Glycosylation Motif Facilitates Glycoprotein Evolution

Protein N-glycosylation is found in all domains of life and has a conserved role in glycoprotein folding and stability. In animals, glycoproteins transit through the Golgi where the N-glycans are trimmed and rebuilt with sequences that bind lectins, an innovation that greatly increases structural diversity and redundancy of glycoprotein-lectin interaction at the cell surface. Here ...

Wortmannin Reduces Metastasis and Angiogenesis of Human Breast Cancer Cells via Nuclear Factor-κB-Dependent Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 and Interleukin-8 Pathways

OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether inhibition of Akt phosphorylation by the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) inhibitor, wortmannin, reduces metastasis and angiogenesis in a human breast cancer cell line via nuclear factor (NF)-κB-dependent matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9 and interleukin (IL)-8 pathways. METHODS: MDA-MB-231 cells were treated with wortmannin 0 – 200 nM for 4 h. ...

Clinicopathological Significance of Mesothelin Expression in Invasive Breast Cancer

OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated the expression profile of the mesothelin (MSLN) gene and its prognostic significance in breast cancer. METHODS: To evaluate the diagnostic and prognostic significance of mesothelin, immunohistochemistry was used to assess the level of mesothelin protein in surgically resected, formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded invasive breast carcinoma specimens. ...

Conditions required for binocular rivalry suppression

ALAN W. FREEMAN 0 DAVID F. LI 0 0 University of Sydney , Lidcombe, New South Wales, Australia When the two eyes are presented with incompatible stimuli, the two monocular stimuli are seen

Polymorphism H558R in the Human Cardiac Sodium Channel SCN5A Gene is Associated with Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmias and its prevalence is increasing worldwide in line with the growing elderly population. Many single nucleotide polymorphisms and mutations are associated with AF, including the common loss-of-function histidine-558-to-arginine (H558R) polymorphism of the human cardiac sodium channel, voltage-gated, ...