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209406220 Microchip-Based Assay Systems: Methods and Applications.  
209406219 Effect of plasma protein depletion on BNP-32 recovery.  
209406218 Variability of lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 measurements.  
209406217 Stabilization of glucose in blood specimens: mechanism of delay in fluoride inhibition of glycolysis.  
209406216 Analytical quality of calcitonin determination and its effect on the adequacy of screening for medullary carcinoma of the thyroid.  
209406215 Influence of thyroid hormone autoantibodies on 7 thyroid hormone assays.  
209406214 Agreement of different immunoassays for urinary albumin measurement.  
209406213 High-density lipoproteins: the neglected stepchildren whose importance as a risk factor continues to be defined.  
209406212 Automated time-resolved immunofluorometric assay for progastrin-releasing peptide.  
BACKGROUND: Small cell lung cancer accounts for approximately 20% of new cases of lung cancer, and advanced disease is prevalent at the time of diagnosis. Neuron-specific enolase (NSE) has been the...
209406211 Photoinstability of S-nitrosothiols during sampling of whole blood: a likely source of error and variability in S-nitrosothiol measurements.  
BACKGROUND: The determination of reference intervals for the concentration of total S-nitrosothiols (RSNOs) in blood is a highly controversial topic, likely because of the inherent instability of...
209406210 A simple assay to measure phagocytosis of live bacteria.  
BACKGROUND: The phagocytosis of pathogens is essential for fighting infections. No assay is available, however, to measure both engulfment and degradation of bacteria under conditions similar to...
209406209 Estimation of LDL-associated apolipoprotein B from measurements of triglycerides and total apolipoprotein B.  
BACKGROUND: VLDL and chylomicrons may interfere with measurements of apolipoprotein B (apo B) on LDL particles. Ultracentrifugation of samples enriched in chylomicrons and VLDL and subsequent...
209406208 Rapid HPLC measurement of thiamine and its phosphate esters in whole blood.  
BACKGROUND: Thiamine (vitamin [B.sub.1]) deficiency is associated with severe diseases such as beriberi and Wernicke encephalopathy. Although most Americans have sufficient dietary intake,...
209406207 Microfluidic leukocyte isolation for gene expression analysis in critically ill hospitalized patients.  
BACKGROUND: Microarray technology is becoming a powerful tool for diagnostic, therapeutic, and prognostic applications. There is at present no consensus regarding the optimal technique to isolate...
209406206 Screening autoantibody profiles in systemic rheumatic disease with a diagnostic protein microarray that uses a filtration-assisted nanodot array luminometric immunoassay (NALIA).  
BACKGROUND: We developed a cost-efficient modular system for multiplex analysis of the multiple autoantibodies that characterize systemic rheumatoid diseases.
209406205 Development of a multiplexed urine assay for prostate cancer diagnosis.  
BACKGROUND: Several studies have demonstrated the value of DNA methylation in urine-based assays for prostate cancer diagnosis. However, a multicenter validation with a clinical prototype has not...
209406204 Immunodetection of glycosylated NT-proBNP circulating in human blood.  
BACKGROUND: Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) or NT-proBNP (N-terminal fragment of BNP precursor) measurements are recommended as aids in diagnosis and prognosis of patients with heart failure....
209406203 Analysis of circulating forms of proBNP and NT-proBNP in patients with severe heart failure.  
BACKGROUND: The specific forms of pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (proBNP) that occur in human blood are not yet clear. We demonstrated the presence of several proBNP forms in human plasma with a...
209406202 Association between the UGT1A1 TA-repeat polymorphism and bilirubin concentration in patients with intermittent claudication: results from the CAVASIC study.  
BACKGROUND: Bilirubin has antioxidative and cytoprotective properties. Low plasma concentrations of bilirubin are reportedly associated with the development of coronary and cerebrovascular...
209406201 Association of serum interleukin-6 concentration with a functional IL6 -6331T>C polymorphism.  
BACKGROUND: Interleukin-6 (IL-6) concentrations vary substantially among individuals. This study aimed to identify novel genetic markers to explain these differences.
209406200 Genetic variants of tumor necrosis factor superfamily, member 4 (TNFSF4), and risk of incident atherothrombosis and venous thromboembolism.  
BACKGROUND: Recent data have implicated tumor necrosis factor (ligand) superfamily, member 4 (TNFSF4) gene variation in myocardial infarction in women; however, no prospective data are available...
209406199 Exon-level expression profiling: a comprehensive transcriptome analysis of oral fluids.  
BACKGROUND: The application of global gene expression profiling to saliva samples is hampered by the presence of partially fragmented and degraded RNAs that are difficult to amplify and detect with...
209406198 Tissue factor and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 expression in hypertensive individuals with normal or increased carotid intima-media wall thickness.  
BACKGROUND: People with hypertension display an inflammatory pattern that includes increased plasma concentrations of monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1) and C-reactive protein (CRP)...
209406197 Trends in circulating concentrations of total homocysteine among US adolescents and adults: findings from the 1991-1994 and 1999-2004 national health and nutrition examination surveys.  
BACKGROUND: The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) has monitored total homocysteine (tHcy) concentrations in a nationally-representative sample of the US population since...
209406196 Laboratory assessment of HDL heterogeneity and function.  
BACKGROUND: Plasma concentrations of HDL cholesterol (HDL-C) and its major protein component apolipoprotein (apo) A-I are strongly inversely associated with cardiovascular risk, leading to the...
209406195 Why a cluster is truly a cluster: insulin resistance and cardiovascular disease.  
209406194 Estimating LDL ApoB: infomania or clinical advance?  
209406193 Homocysteine and folate status in an era of folic acid fortification: balancing benefits, risks, and B-vitamins.  
209406192 Identifying duplicate publications: primum non nocere.  
202701459 The federal reserve interest rate manipulations from 2000-2007 and the housing mortgage crisis of 2008.  
The study looks at the period between 2000-2008, with regard to the financial housing mortgage crisis of 2008. The study demonstrates the correlation between the Federal Reserve System's...
202701458 Paying for public goods: a note on efficient revenue collection and expenditure.  
Introductory level diagrams are employed to demonstrate a very important economic principle: public-sector efficiency may require that expenditure decisions and tax revenue collection be separated...
202701457 Competitive balance and fan interest in the National Football League.  
The purpose of this study is to compare the interest of the National Football League (NFL) to the interest of individual teams. We will determine if structural changes in the NFL, especially the...
202701456 Breaking vicious circle of low productivity: a new theoretical model.  
The problem of lagging productivity growth in US has attracted the attention of researchers in the recent past. It is contended that productivity growth is the source of growth in real income per...
202701455 A methodological issue in the measurement of financial Literacy.  
This study adds to our understanding of financial literacy by examining a methodology issue in how researchers measure financial literacy. Previous studies have failed to allow for the...
202701454 Internationalization of the economics major: a "How to" with case studies.  
Economics, as a discipline, has grown substantially from its early roots of political economy and philosophy. Not only has the discipline itself evolved over time, but nearly everything about it...
202701453 District level mandates and high school students' understanding of economics.  
This paper investigates the impact of district-level course mandates on students' end-of-course economic understanding. Data were collected from Mississippi high school students studying...
202701452 Letter from the editor.  
202203680 Design and control of a novel hydraulically/pneumatically actuated robotic system for MRI-guided neurosurgery.  
In this paper the design of a novel modular hydraulic/pneumatic actuated tele-robotic system and a new infrastructure for MRI-guided intervention for closed-bore MRI-guided neurosurgery are...
202203679 Pattern recognition of motor imagery EEG using wavelet transform.  
Brain-computer interface (BCI) provides new communication and control channels that do not depend on the brain's normal output of peripheral nerves and muscles. In this paper, we report on results...
202203678 Hilbert Huang transform for predicting proteins subcellular location.  
Apoptosis proteins have a central role in the development and homeostasis of an organism. These proteins are very important for understanding the mechanism of programmed cell death, and their...
202203677 A combinatorial analysis of genetic data for Crohn's disease.  
The both environmental and genetic factors have roles in the development of some diseases. Complex diseases, suchas Crohn's disease or Typell diabetes, are caused by a combination of...
202203676 Simulation for chaos game representation of genomes by recurrent iterated function systems.  
Chaos game representation (CGR) of DNA sequences and linked protein sequences from genomes was proposed by Jeffrey (1990) and Yu et al. (2004), respectively. In this paper, we consider the CGR of...
202203675 Graft copolymerization of N,N-Dimethylacrylamide to cellulose in homogeneous media using atom transfer radical polymerization for hemocompatibility.  
In homogeneous media , N,N -Dimethylacrylamide (DMA) was grafted copolymerization to cellulose by a metal-catalyzed atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) process. First, cellulose was...
202203674 Possible roles of electrical synapse in temporal information processing: a computational study.  
Temporal information processing in the range of tens to hundreds of milliseconds is critical in many forms of sensory and motor tasks. However, little has been known about the neural mechanisms of...
202203673 Compression of ECG signal using video codec technology-like scheme.  
In this paper, we present a method using video codec technology to compress ECG signals. This method exploits both intra-beat and inter-beat correlations of the ECG signals to achieve high...
202203672 Construction and control of genetic regulatory networks: a multivariate Markov chain approach.  
In the post-genomic era, the construction and control of genetic regulatory networks using gene expression data is a hot research topic. Boolean networks (BNs) and its extension Probabilistic...
202203671 Comparative analysis of internal and external-hex crown connection systems--a finite element study.  
Objectives: The abutment connection with the crown is fundamental to the structural stability of the implant system and to the prevention of mechanical exertion that can compromise the success of...
202203670 Sequence based prediction of relative solvent accessibility using two-stage support vector regression with confidence values.  
Predicted relative solvent accessibility (RSA) provides useful information for prediction of binding sites and reconstruction of the 3D-structure based on a protein sequence. Recent years...
201087284 Suppose Australia copied US employee relations practices.  
201087283 Grasping the moment: some cross-Tasman thoughts on Australian labour law reform.