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Cancer and Radiation Therapy: Current Advances and Future Directions
Rajamanickam Baskar, Kuo Ann Lee, Richard Yeo, Kheng-Wei Yeoh
International Journal of Medical Sciences , 2012,
Abstract: In recent years remarkable progress has been made towards the understanding of proposed hallmarks of cancer development and treatment. However with its increasing incidence, the clinical management of cancer continues to be a challenge for the 21st century. Treatment modalities comprise of radiation therapy, surgery, chemotherapy, immunotherapy and hormonal therapy. Radiation therapy remains an important component of cancer treatment with approximately 50% of all cancer patients receiving radiation therapy during their course of illness; it contributes towards 40% of curative treatment for cancer. The main goal of radiation therapy is to deprive cancer cells of their multiplication (cell division) potential. Celebrating a century of advances since Marie Curie won her second Nobel Prize for her research into radium, 2011 has been designated the Year of Radiation therapy in the UK. Over the last 100 years, ongoing advances in the techniques of radiation treatment and progress made in understanding the biology of cancer cell responses to radiation will endeavor to increase the survival and reduce treatment side effects for cancer patients. In this review, principles, application and advances in radiation therapy with their biological end points are discussed.
Inverse Scattering from a Sound-Hard Crack via Two-Step Method
Kuo-Ming Lee
Abstract and Applied Analysis , 2012, DOI: 10.1155/2012/810676
Abstract: We present a two-step method for recovering an unknown sound-hard crack in ?2 from the measured far-field pattern. This method, based on a two-by-two system of nonlinear integral equations, splits the reconstruction into two consecutive steps which consists of a forward and an inverse problems. In this spirit, only the latter needs to be regularized.
Annual Review of Education, Communication and Language Sciences , 2010,
Abstract: This paper aims to talk about the development of language learning strategy since the 1970s. It will provide information about of the use of language learning strategies, which will enhance English learning for non-native learners. Further, the betterunderstanding of language learning strategies for English teachers can help students to learn more successfully and develop their learning autonomy. To this end, this paper can also serve as a research reference in the field of language learning strategies, particularly the relationship between a different language learning cultural background and the use of strategy as well as leading us to the current status of learning strategies and learning strategies instruction.
Vitruvius: Writing the Body of Architecture by Indra Kagis McEwen
Lee Ann Riccardi
Aestimatio : Critical Reviews in the History of Science , 2005,
The Archaeology Coursebook: An Introduction to Study Skil ls, Topics, and Methods by J. Grant, S. Gorin, and N. Fleming
Lee Ann Riccardi
Aestimatio : Critical Reviews in the History of Science , 2007,
Persistent C. pneumoniae infection in atherosclerotic lesions: rethinking the clinical trials
Lee Ann Campbell
Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology , 2014, DOI: 10.3389/fcimb.2014.00034
Material properties and characterizations of cross-linked electro-spinning raspberry ketone incorporated polyvinyl alcohol/gelatin fibrous scaffolds  [PDF]
Trinh Quang Bao, Rose Ann Franco, Byong Taek Lee
Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering (JBiSE) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/jbise.2011.41001
Abstract: The properties of polyvinyl alcohol/gelatin (PVA/GE) nanofibers have been previously investigated as a function of the processing parameters such as the ra-tios of PVA and GE, electrical field and tip-to-collector distance during the electro-spinning process, in this study, the properties of the electro-spinning PVA/GE nanofibers were examined when different solution feed rates were used to create the fibrous scaffold. The optimal conditions for the PVA/GE fibrous scaf-fold were determined to be a PVA/GE blend ratio of 8/2, electrical field of 24 kV, tip-to-collector distance of 10 cm and speed rate of 1 ml.h-1. Using these con-ditions, Raspberry ketone (RK) was incorporated into PVA/GE fibrous scaffolds and their microstruc-ture and material properties were characterized by SEM, DSC and XRD techniques. When the incorpo-rated RK and PVA/GE fibrous scaffolds were cross-linked, the tensile strength and water-resistant ability increased at increasing cross-linking time. However, in the in vitro analysis, a longer cross-linking time was shown to increase its cytotoxicity. The cytotoxic-ity of RKPVA/GE-8 fibrous scaffold was evaluated based on a cell proliferation study by culturing L-929 fibroblast cell on the fibrous scaffold for 1, 3 and 5 days. In these experiments, cell expansion was ob-served and the cells spread during the entire cell cul-ture time.
Psychology Students’ Beliefs about Integrating Complementary and Alternative Therapy (CAT) into Their Future Psychology Practice  [PDF]
Lee-Ann M. Wilson, Kyra Hamilton, Katherine M. White
Psychology (PSYCH) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/psych.2012.32029
Abstract: We investigated whether belief-based differences exist between students who have strong and weak intentions to integrate complementary and alternative therapy (CAT) into future psychology practice by recommending CAT or specific CAT practitioners to clients. A cross-sectional methodology was used. Psychology undergraduate students (N = 106) participated in a paper-based questionnaire design to explore their underlying beliefs related to CAT integration. The study was undertaken at a major university in Queensland, Australia. The theory of planned behaviour belief-based framework guided the study. Multivariate analyses of variance examined the influence of behavioural, normative, and control beliefs on the strong and weak intention groups. A multiple regression analysis investigated the relative importance of these belief sets for predicting intentions. We found that clear differences emerged between strong and weak intenders on behavioural and normative beliefs, but not control beliefs. Strong intenders perceived the positive outcomes of integrating CAT, such as being able to offer clients a more holistic practice and having confidence in the practitioners/practices, as more likely to occur than weak intenders, and perceived the negative outcome of compromising my professional practice as less likely. Strong intenders were more likely than weak intenders to perceive that a range of important referents (e.g., clients) would think they should integrate CAT. Results of the regression analysis revealed the same pattern of results in that behavioural and normative beliefs, but not control beliefs, significantly predicted intentions. The findings from this study can be used to inform policy and educational initiatives that aim to encourage CAT use in psychology practice.
An Exploratory Analysis of the Correlates of Risk-Taking Propensity in Canadian Military Personnel  [PDF]
Jennifer E. C. Lee, Ann-Renée Blais
Psychology (PSYCH) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/psych.2014.51010

The present paper, accepted on February 14 th, is the final corrected version.

There has been growing interest in the impacts of combat exposure on behavioral health outcomes such as alcohol use, risky driving and smoking in research on military personnel in recent years. One psychological factor that may explain such outcomes is an individuals’ risk-taking propensity. The present study thus examined the relationships of risk-taking propensity with demographic variables, deployment history, as well as a number of health and risk behaviors. Data collected as part of a comprehensive health survey in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in 2008 and 2009 were analyzed. Participants included a sample of 2157 Regular Force members, stratified to reflect the Regular Force in terms of rank, sex, and deployment history. Using subscales of the Domain-Specific Risk Taking Scale (DOSPERT), participants’ levels of risk-taking propensity in the health and safety and in the recreational domains were assessed. Results consistently pointed to the higher levels of risk-taking propensity among younger respondents and men. While non-commissioned members (NCMs) reported higher levels of health and safety risk-taking propensity than officers, officers reported higher levels of recreational risk-taking propensity than NCMs. Variation in health and safety, but not recreational risk-taking propensity was found by deployment history. Health and safety risk-taking propensity was associated with a number of health-compromising behaviors (e.g., poor eating habits, inconsistent helmet use, smoking, problem drinking), while recreational risk-taking propensity was associated with a number of health-enhancing behaviors (e.g., good eating habits, physical activity, never smoking). Results thus point to noteworthy variations in the correlates of risk-taking propensity by risk domain among military personnel.

Ionic Liquid as Low Dosage Hydrate Inhibitor for Flow Assurance in Pipeline
Lee Kuo Chun,Azuraien Jaafar
Asian Journal of Scientific Research , 2013,
Abstract: 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate (EMIM BF4) was explored in carbon dioxide (CO2) gas mixture for its potential application as gas hydrate inhibitors for CO2 hydrate (Type I). Induction time was the parameter obtained using High Pressure Kinetics Measurement (HPKM) for a bulk volume of 130 mL. The temperature for all the experiments was kept constant at 275.0 K (2°C) with the pressure varied at 25, 30 and 35 bar. The ionic liquid was tested as a kinetic inhibitor as well as thermodynamic inhibitor. In practice, kinetic inhibitors are typically used at concentrations of 1 wt.% or less, thus, the experiment was conducted for three different concentrations of the ionic liquid; 0.1, 0.5 and 1.0 wt.% at varying pressures. EMIM BF4 at a concentration of 10.0 wt.% was also tested but at 30 bar only to study the effectiveness of ionic liquid as thermodynamic inhibitors. It was found that the induction time for CO2 hydrate formation increases in the presence of more highly concentrated ionic liquid. However, at high concentration of 10.0 wt.%, EMIM BF4 does not show significant changes in the induction time as CO2 hydrate inhibitor.
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