Association of pregnancy and mortality in women diagnosed with breast cancer: A nationwide population based study in Taiwan

In recent decades, the incidence rates of breast cancer have been increasing rapidly in Asian countries. Previous studies have shown that pregnancy has dual effects on breast cancer. However, with increasing incidence of breast cancer in young women and delayed childbearing, the incidence of pregnancy‐related breast cancer may have been…

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Effect of a point mutation in mprF on susceptibility to daptomycin, vancomycin, and oxacillin in an MRSA clinical strain

Daptomycin, a cyclic lipopeptide antibiotic, is one of the last-line agents for the treatment of certain severe multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections, including those caused by methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA). However, the exact mechanisms giving rise to daptomycin-non-susceptibility in S. aureus are not fully revealed but appear to involve diverse genetic…

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APBB2 is associated with amphetamine use and plasma beta-amyloids in patients receiving methadone maintenance treatment

APBB2, amyloid beta (A4) precursor protein-binding family B member 2 has been reported to be associated with opioid dependence. Dr. Yu-Li Liu from the Center for Neuropsychiatric Research reported the first time that the genetic variants in the APBB2 gene were associated with use of amphetamine in opioid dependent patients…

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Identification of an upstream therapeutic target controlling IL-17A overproduction for autoimmune diseases

October 3, 2018 Autoimmune disease is the third of the top 10 catastrophic illnesses in Taiwan. An autoimmune disease is a condition that one’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells or organs in one’s own body. Patients with autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and…

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Chinese Adaptation of the Ten-Item Internet Gaming Disorder Test (IGDT-10) and Prevalence Estimate of Internet Gaming Disorder among Adolescents in Taiwan

September 18, 2018   In June of 2018, the WHO officially classified Gaming Disorder as a psychiatric disorder, with the protests from major gaming companies worldwide. Players and people were generally confused: what does constitute internet gaming addiction? Is it just simply spending a lot of time playing? Dr. Yu-Hsuan…

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NHRI receives visitors from the Kingdom of eSwatini

An 8-member delegation from the Kingdom of eSwatini, formerly known as the Kingdom of Swaziland visited NHRI on July 19th, 2018 as part of their oncology specialist training program organized by Taipei Medical University under Taiwan’s medical mission. The group of doctors, nurses, radiographers and laboratory technicians aims to receive…

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