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    The Family and Harmonious Medical Decision Making: Cherishing an Appropriate Confucian Moral Balance
    with R. Fan
    Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 35 (5): 573-586. 2010.
    This essay illustrates what the Chinese family-based and harmony-oriented model of medical decision making is like as well as how it differs from the modern Western individual-based and autonomy-oriented model in health care practice. The essay discloses the roots of the Chinese model in the Confucian account of the family and the Confucian view of harmony. By responding to a series of questions posed to the Chinese model by modern Western scholars in terms of the basic individualist concerns an…Read more
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    NF-B mediates amyloid beta peptide-stimulated activity of the human apolipoprotein E gene promoter in human astroglial cells
    with Y. Du, X. Wei, K. R. Bales, D. T. Berg, S. M. Paul, M. R. Farlow, B. Maloney, Y. W. Ge, and D. K. Lahiri
    Brain Res Mol Brain Res 136 177-88. 2005.
    The apolipoprotein E gene plays an important role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease , and amyloid plaque comprised mostly of the amyloid-beta peptide ) is one of the major hallmarks of AD. However, the relationship between these two important molecules is poorly understood. We examined how A treatment affects APOE expression in cultured cells and tested the role of the transcription factor NF-B in APOE gene regulation. To delineate NF-B's role, we have characterized a 1098 nucleotide se…Read more
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    Family-oriented Health Savings Accounts: Facing the Challenges of Health Care Allocation
    with R. Fan and Y. Cao
    Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 37 (6): 507-512. 2012.
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    Toward a Confucian Family-Oriented Health Care System for the Future of China
    with Y. Cao and R. Fan
    Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 36 (5): 452-465. 2011.
    Recently implemented Chinese health insurance schemes have failed to achieve a Chinese health care system that is family-oriented, family-based, family-friendly, or even financially sustainable. With this diagnosis in hand, the authors argue that a financially and morally sustainable Chinese health care system should have as its core family health savings accounts supplemented by appropriate health insurance plans. This essay’s arguments are set in the context of Confucian moral commitments that…Read more
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    An association analysis between psychophysical characteristics and genome-wide gene expression changes in human adaptation to the extreme climate at the Antarctic Dome Argus
    with C. Xu, X. Ju, D. Song, F. Huang, D. Tang, Z. Zou, C. Zhang, T. Joshi, L. Jia, W. Xu, K. F. Xu, Q. Wang, Y. Xiong, Z. Guo, J. Xu, Y. Zhong, Y. Zhu, Y. Peng, L. Wang, X. Zhang, R. Jiang, D. Li, T. Jiang, D. Xu, and C. Jiang
    © 2015 Macmillan Publishers Limited All rights reserved. Genome-wide gene expression measurements have enabled comprehensive studies that integrate the changes of gene expression and phenotypic information to uncover their novel associations. Here we reported the association analysis between psychophysical phenotypes and genome-wide gene expression changes in human adaptation to one of the most extreme climates on Earth, the Antarctic Dome Argus. Dome A is the highest ice feature in Antarctica, …Read more
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    Measurement of interaction between antiprotons
    with L. Adamczyk, J. K. Adkins, G. Agakishiev, M. M. Aggarwal, Z. Ahammed, I. Alekseev, J. Alford, A. Aparin, D. Arkhipkin, E. C. Aschenauer, G. S. Averichev, V. Bairathi, A. Banerjee, R. Bellwied, A. Bhasin, A. K. Bhati, P. Bhattarai, J. Bielcik, J. Bielcikova, L. C. Bland, I. G. Bordyuzhin, J. Bouchet, J. D. Brandenburg, A. V. Brandin, I. Bunzarov, J. Butterworth, H. Caines, M. C. De La Barca Sánchez, J. M. Campbell, D. Cebra, M. C. Cervantes, I. Chakaberia, P. Chaloupka, Z. Chang, S. Chattopadhyay, J. H. Chen, J. Cheng, M. Cherney, W. Christie, G. Contin, H. J. Crawford, S. Das, L. C. De Silva, R. R. Debbe, T. G. Dedovich, J. Deng, A. A. Derevschikov, B. Di Ruzza, L. Didenko, C. Dilks, X. Dong, J. L. Drachenberg, J. E. Draper, C. M. Du, J. C. le DunkelbergerDunlop, L. G. Efimov, J. Engelage, G. Eppley, R. Esha, O. Evdokimov, O. Eyser, R. Fatemi, S. Fazio, P. Federic, J. Fedorisin, Z. Feng, P. Filip, Y. Fisyak, C. E. Flores, L. Fulek, C. A. Gagliardi, D. Garand, F. Geurts, A. Gibson, M. Girard, L. Greiner, D. Grosnick, D. S. Gunarathne, Y. Guo, A. Gupta, and Gup
    © 2015 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.One of the primary goals of nuclear physics is to understand the force between nucleons, which is a necessary step for understanding the structure of nuclei and how nuclei interact with each other. Rutherford discovered the atomic nucleus in 1911, and the large body of knowledge about the nuclear force that has since been acquired was derived from studies made on nucleons or nuclei. Although antinuclei up to antihelium-4 have been discover…Read more
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    Fully Mechanically Controlled Automated Electron Microscopic Tomography
    with J. Liu, H. Li, L. Zhang, M. Rames, M. Zhang, Y. Yu, B. Peng, C. D. Celis, A. Xu, Q. Zou, X. Yang, and G. Ren
    Knowledge of three-dimensional structures of each individual particles of asymmetric and flexible proteins is essential in understanding those proteins' functions; but their structures are difficult to determine. Electron tomography provides a tool for imaging a single and unique biological object from a series of tilted angles, but it is challenging to image a single protein for three-dimensional reconstruction due to the imperfect mechanical control capability of the specimen goniometer under …Read more
  • The Yr5 gene confers resistance to all races of the wheat stripe rust pathogen [Puccinia striiformis Westend. f. sp. tritici Eriks. ] identified so far in the USA. Cosegregating resistance gene analog polymorphism markers for Yr5 are available but their use requires skills in polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and may not be polymorphic across various varieties. To develop better markers to be used in marker-assisted selection for the Yr5 resistance, sequence tagged site primers were designed on…Read more