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China Medical University at Taichung | Date: 2015-08-20

Disclosed herein is a refined product obtained from a rice hull, which consists essentially of a type II arabinogalactan having a number average molecular weight in the range of 56 to 103 kDa. Also disclosed are a process for producing the refined product and use of the refined product for enhancing the biological activity of innate immune cells, as well as for treating allergy and cancer.

China Medical University at Taichung | Date: 2014-04-25

A method for reducing the radio-resistance of prostate cancer cells in a subject in need thereof, comprising administering to the subject an effective amount of an active component, wherein the active component is a nanoparticle of a carrier encapsulated with cytolethal distending toxin subunit B (CdtB).

China Medical University at Taichung | Date: 2014-04-09

Provided is a method for diagnosis of schizophrenia, which comprises: detecting G72 gene product in a body fluid sample from a subject by an assay to determine G72 expression level; comparing said G72 expression level to a baseline G72 expression; and relating the G72 expression level to the patients risk of schizophrenia by assigning an increased risk of schizophrenia when said G72 expression level is greater than said baseline G72 expression. Through detecting G72 expression level in a peripheral sample, the method can be simply performed by an in vitro assay and accurately predict or diagnose a subject with schizophrenia.

China Medical University at Taichung and National Tsing Hua University | Date: 2015-09-15

The present invention provides a method of determining and treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in a subject, comprising the following steps: (1) measuring a concentration of an autoantibody against high mobility group box 1 protein (HMGB1) in a biological sample from the subject; and (2) administering an effective amount of ALS-treating drug to the subject whose measured concentration of the autoantibody against HMGB1 is higher than 0.874 g/ml.

Sundragon Biomedical Electronics Co. and China Medical University at Taichung | Date: 2015-10-29

The present invention provides a pharmaceutical composition for treating and/or relieving myopia, the pharmaceutical composition comprises a therapeutically effective amount of an anti-inflammatory agent and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier; the pharmaceutical composition of the present invention is safe, and can treat and/or relieve myopia by the anti-inflammatory agent. The pharmaceutically acceptable carrier can effectively encapsulate the anti-inflammatory agent at a specific ratio, and the stability and solubility of the pharmaceutical composition can be enhanced.

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