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Patent
Taipei Veterans General Hospital | Date: 2013-01-11

The present invention provides a method for treating, preventing or reducing peritoneal fibrosis comprising administering to a subject in need thereof a pharmacologically effective dose of a type I cannabinoid receptor (CB


Patent
Taipei Veterans General Hospital | Date: 2013-09-24

The present invention provides a puncture needle device, comprising a light source assembly, an optic fiber assembly, an ejection assembly, and a puncture needle assembly, wherein the light source assembly comprises a light source sleeve configured with a light source, the optic fiber assembly comprises an optic fiber sleeve configured with an optic fiber, the ejection assembly comprises an ejection sleeve configured with an ejection spring, and the puncture needle assembly comprises a puncture needle with a catheter.


Patent
Taipei Veterans General Hospital | Date: 2012-12-21

The present invention is based on the findings that a novel function for miR142-3p in the regulation of Sox2, adenylyl cyclase 9 (AC9), and CD133 expressions, and consequently the overall stemness of recurrent GBM cells as well as CSCs, and that miR142-3p modulated tumor-initiating properties in recurrent GBM. The present invention consequently supports the development of novel miRNA-based strategies for brain tumor treatment.


Patent
Taipei Veterans General Hospital | Date: 2013-10-01

The present invention relates to a novel method for preparing induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) by introducing three genes, Oct3/4, Sox2, and Parp1, into somatic cells. The present invention also relates to the iPSCs produced by the aforementioned method. Also provided is a method of rejuvenating cells by use of a PARylated protein or an enzyme with PARylation activity. Further provided is a method for inducing the secretion of interferon- inducible protein-10 (IP-10) comprising administering to a subject in need thereof an effective amount of iPSCs or iPSC-CM.


Patent
Metal Industries Research & Development Center and Taipei Veterans General Hospital | Date: 2013-12-27

A guidable endoscope is described, which includes a rigid guiding part, a bending controllable part, a rigid endoscope body and a handle part. The rigid guiding part has a first end and a second end opposite to each other. The bending controllable part has a first end and a second end opposite to each other. The first end of the bending controllable part is directly connected to the second end of the rigid guiding part. The rigid endoscope body has a first end and a second end opposite to each other. The first end of the rigid endoscope body is directly connected to the second end of the bending controllable part, and the bending controllable part can be bent relative to the rigid guiding part or the rigid endoscope body. The handle part is connected to the second end of the rigid endoscope body.

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