Publications by authors named "Q Shi"

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Factors influencing embodied energy trade between the Belt and Road countries: a gravity approach.

Authors:
Xiaoqi Sun Qing Shi

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2021 Sep 18. Epub 2021 Sep 18.

The Institute for China's Overseas Interests, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, 518060, Guangdong, China.

Against the backdrop of current global collaboration on mitigating carbon emissions, how to reduce the energy uses in the Belt and Road Initiative area becomes an urgent and big challenge facing the global community. Using the Eora input-output database, this paper accounts the embodied energy trade between Belt and Road countries in 2015, followed by an investigation of the factors influencing the embodied energy trade through a panel gravity model. Global value chain participation and position are two newly considered factors in analyzing the determinants of embodied energy flow. We find that the main bilateral embodied flow paths are from South Korea to China, China to South Korea, Singapore to China, Ukraine to Russia, and Malaysia to Singapore. Five percent embodied energy flow paths account for 80% of the total bilateral embodied energy flow volume between Belt and Road countries. The gravity model results indicate that gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, population, global value chain participation are the key drivers of bilateral embodied energy trade, while the industrial share of GDP and global value chain position are negatively related to the trade. Energy intensity plays a crucial role in reducing the bilateral embodied energy flow. These results are useful in the policymaking of sustainable development for the Belt and Road Initiative.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-021-16457-yDOI Listing
September 2021

Correlation of electroencephalogram background evolution with the degree of brain injury in neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy.

Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi 2021 Sept 15;23(9):909-915

Department of Neonatology, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang 110004, China.

Objectives: To study the correlation of electroencephalogram (EEG) background evolution with the degree of brain injury in neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE).

Methods: A retrospective analysis was performed for 56 neonates with HIE who underwent continuous video electroencephalogram (cVEEG) and brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations. According to clinical symptoms, they were divided into a mild group with 3 neonates, a moderate group with 36 neonates, and a severe group with 17 neonates. EEG background grading and MRI score were determined for each group to analyze the correlation of EEG background evolution with the degree of brain injury.

Results: Compared with the moderate group, the severe group had significantly lower gestational age and Apgar score at 5 minutes after birth, a significantly higher resuscitation score, significantly lower base excess in umbilical cord blood or blood gas within 1 hour, a significantly higher proportion of neonates on mechanical ventilation, and a significantly higher incidence rate of short-term adverse outcomes (<0.05). For the neonates in the mild and moderate groups, MRI mainly showed no brain injury (67%, 2/3) and watershed injury (67%, 16/24) respectively, and EEG showed mild abnormality in 62% (13/21) of the neonates on the 3rd day after birth. For the neonates in the severe group, MRI mainly showed basal ganglia/thalamus + brainstem injury (24%, 4/17) and whole brain injury (71%, 12/17), and EEG showed moderate or severe abnormalities on the 3rd day after birth. EEG background grading was correlated with clinical grading, MRI score, and short-term outcome on days 1, 2, 3 and 7-14 after birth (<0.01). The highest correlation coefficient between EEG grading and MRI score was observed on the 3rd day after birth (=0.751, <0.001), and the highest correlation coefficients between EEG grading and clinical grading (=0.592, =0.002) and between EEG grading and short-term outcome (=0.737, <0.001) were observed 7-14 days after birth. Among the neonates with severe abnormal EEG, the neonates without brain electrical activity had the highest MRI score, followed by those with status epileptics and persistent low voltage (<0.05).

Conclusions: There is a good correlation between EEG background grading and degree of brain injury in neonates with HIE, which can help to evaluate the degree and prognosis of brain injury in the early stage.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.7499/j.issn.1008-8830.2105054DOI Listing
September 2021

Analyses of the Duration and Dynamics of the COVID-19 Epidemic in 11 Severely Affected Countries.

Biomed Environ Sci 2021 Sep;34(9):739-742

State Key Laboratory for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, NHC Key Laboratory of Medical Virology and Viral Diseases, Collaborative Innovation Center for Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases (Zhejiang University), National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing 102206, China;Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention-Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences Joint Research Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases and Biosafety, Center for Biosafety Mega-Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan 430071, Hubei, China;Center for Global Public Health, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing 102206, China;China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3967/bes2021.066DOI Listing
September 2021

Analysis of the Electrophoretic Profiles of Prion Protein in Carcinous and Pericarcinous Lysates of Six Different Types of Cancers.

Biomed Environ Sci 2021 Sep;34(9):683-692

State Key Laboratory for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, Collaborative Innovation Center for Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases (Zhejiang University), National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing 102206, China;Center for Global Public Health, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing 102206, China;Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Science, Wuhan 430071, Hubei China;China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China.

Objective: To find the different electrophoretic profiles of prion protein in carcinous and individual pericarcinous tissues in lysates of gastric, colon, liver, lung, thyroid, and laryngeal cancers.

Methods: Sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) and Western blot were used to test the amounts and electrophoretic patterns of total PrP and the tolerance of PK (protease K) digestion among six various cancer tissue types.

Results: A mass of PrP signals with a large molecular weight were identified in the homogenates of peripheral tissues. The amounts and electrophoretic patterns of total PrP did not differ significantly between carcinous and pericarcinous tissues. PrPs in all types of the tested cancer samples were PK sensitive but showed diversity in the tolerance of PK digestion among various tissue types.

Conclusions: The study revealed that the included electrophoretic patterns of carcinous and pericarcinous tissues were almost similar. Unlike PrP-specific immunohistochemical assay, evaluation of PrP electrophoretic patterns in the peripheral organs and tissues by Western blot does not reflect tumor malignancy.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3967/bes2021.096DOI Listing
September 2021

Monoamine Oxidases Desensitize Intracellular β1AR Signaling in Heart Failure.

Circ Res 2021 Sep 17. Epub 2021 Sep 17.

Pharmacology, University of California at Davis, UNITED STATES.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.121.319546DOI Listing
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