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Brooke, Joanna - - 2010
We present a laboratory-based exercise that is used to teach basic lab skills (e.g., aseptic technique and enumeration) using naturally occurring microbial communities in a real biological context. Students examine the colonization by microbial communities of leaves that fall into streams. Leaf decomposition reflects enzymatic activity by microorganisms such as ...
Yip, Cheng - - 2010
I describe a 5-day basic microbiology enrichment course for high school students. In this course, students learn microbiological techniques such as preparation of agar plates, isolation of bacteria from food, serial dilution, and plating. Additionally, they experience the steps involved in the identification of an unknown bacterium and learn about ...
Bordenstein, Seth - - 2010
Inquiry, discovery, and technology are key pillars in improving science education. We present an inquiry-based lab project using the worldwide symbiosis between the bacterium Wolbachia and invertebrates. This endeavor, called "Discover the Microbes Within! The Wolbachia Project," has the following goals: (1) involve students in grade 7 through college in ...
Flannery, Maura - - 2010
Beliveau, Lee - - 2010
Quesnelle, Rejean - - 2010
Harwood, Lori - - 2010
Occupational burnout can have serious implications on productivity, nurses health, service usage, and health care costs. This study examined the effect of burnout on nurses mental and physical health outcomes and job retention. Randomly selected Canadian nephrology nurses completed surveys consisting of the Maslach Burnout Inventory and the Pressure Management ...
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Wile, Colleen - - 2010
Yang, Yongqing - - 2010
Interleukin (IL)-6, a proinflammatory cytokine, stimulates adipocyte lipolysis and induces insulin resistance in obese and diabetic subjects. However, the effects of the anti-diabetic drug rosiglitazone on IL-6-stimulated lipolysis and the underlying molecular mechanism are largely unknown. In this study, we demonstrated that rosiglitazone suppressed IL-6-stimulated lipolysis in differentiated porcine adipocytes ...
Kota, Swathi - - 2010
A multiprotein DNA processing complex isolated from Deinococcus radiodurans contains the DNA repair protein PprA, an ATP-type DNA repair ligase (LigB) encoded by the drB0100 gene, and protein kinase activity. An ATP-dependent DNA end-joining activity was detected in the complex. To elucidate the function of the drB0100 gene, we generated ...
Vardhan, Harsh - - 2010
Apoptosis plays an important role in modulating the pathogenesis of a variety of infectious diseases. Chlamydial infection protects cells against different forms of apoptosis: extrinsic, intrinsic, and granzyme B mediated. Redox reactions are central to the life and death decision of cells and pathogens and an intimate relationship exists between ...
Rahman, Luna - - 2010
Dehydrins are intrinsically disordered (unstructured) proteins that are expressed in plants experiencing stressful conditions such as drought or low temperature. Dehydrins are typically found in the cytosol and nucleus, but also associate with chloroplasts, mitochondria, and the plasma membrane. Although their role is not completely understood, it has been suggested ...
Rana, S.V. - - 2010
This study evaluates the hepatoprotective effect of carotenoids against isoniazid (INH) and rifampicin (RIF). Thirty-six adult rats were divided into the following 4 groups: (1) control group treated with normal saline; (2) INH + RIF group treated with 50 mg x [(kg body mass).sup.-1] x [day.sup.-1] of INH and RIF ...
Dugdale, Megan - - 2010
The Met-542 residue of [beta]-galactosidase is important for the enzyme's activity because it acts as a guide for the movement of the benzyl side chain of Phe-601 between two stable positions. This movement occurs in concert with an important conformational change (open vs. closed) of an active site loop (residues ...
Robert, Claude - - 2010
Using the SCI-expanded database, this study provides a quantitative description of the development of the research involving matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) over a period of 20 years. From 1986 to 2007 the scientific literature related to MMP increased sevenfold (397 papers in 1986-1987 and 2834 in 2006-2007). The number of countries ...
Jamil, Sarwat - - 2010
Growth factor withdrawal from hemopoietic cells results in activation of the mitochondrial pathway of apoptosis. Members of the Bcl-2 family regulate this pathway, with anti-apoptotic members counteracting the effects of proapoptotic members. We investigated the effect on Mcl-1 function of mutation at a conserved threonine 163 residue (T163) in its ...
Kotze, A.M.E. - - 2010
Objective. To study the needs of outpatients suffering from schizophrenia and their primary caregivers.
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Srivastava, Neena - - 2010
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