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Parker R David - - 2012
In 2010, more than 600,000 people in the United States experienced homelessness. Efficient and cost-effective housing methods that reduce homelessness need to be implemented. Housing Ready programs are the standard method that often has set requirements including earned income and sobriety, among others. These programs enable a subset of the ...
Tharin Suzanne - - 2012
While much is known about general controls over axon guidance of broad classes of projection neurons (those with long-distance axonal connections), molecular controls over specific axon targeting by distinct neuron subtypes are poorly understood. Corticospinal motor neurons (CSMN) are prototypical and clinically important cerebral cortex projection neurons; they are the ...
Yang Lily P H LP Adis, Mairangi Bay, North Shore, Private Bag, Auckland, New - - 2012
Clobazam, as with other benzodiazepines, has a long history of use in the treatment of epilepsy. More recently, it was approved in the USA as adjunctive therapy for the treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome in patients aged ≥2 years. In the pivotal, placebo-controlled CONTAIN trial in paediatric and adult ...
Khurana Atika A Annenberg Public Policy Center, The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA. - - 2013
(i) To evaluate the role of pre-existing weakness in working memory ability (WM) as a risk factor for early alcohol use as mediated by different forms of impulsivity and (ii) to assess the adverse effects of progressive alcohol use on variations in WM over time. A community sample of 358 ...
Demjaha Arsime A Department of Psychosis Studies, Biomedical Research Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, UK. - - 2012
Elevated presynaptic striatal dopaminergic function is a robust feature of schizophrenia. However, the relationship between this dopamine abnormality and the response to dopamine-blocking antipsychotic treatments is unclear. The authors tested the hypothesis that in patients with schizophrenia the response to antipsychotic treatment would be related to the severity of presynaptic ...
Kendall Bradley J BJ Cancer Program, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, QLD, Australia. - - 2013
Esophageal adenocarcinoma arises from Barrett's esophagus (BE). Both occur predominantly in males. The role of abdominal obesity in this sex distribution is uncertain. Our study aimed to determine whether there is an association between abdominal obesity and risk of BE and if present was it modified by sex. A structured ...
Olsson Niclas N Department of Immunotechnology, Lund University, Lund, - - 2012
Protein-peptide interactions are a common occurrence and essential for numerous cellular processes, and frequently explored in broad applications within biology, medicine, and proteomics. Therefore, understanding the molecular mechanism(s) of protein-peptide recognition, specificity, and binding interactions will be essential. In this study, we report the first detailed analysis of antibody-peptide interaction ...
Teh Muy-Teck MT Centre for Clinical and Diagnostic Oral Sciences, Institute of Dentistry, Barts & The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, England, United Kingdom. - - 2013
Histopathological discordance with molecular phenotype of many human cancers poses clinically challenging tasks for accurate cancer diagnosis, which impacts on treatment strategy and patient outcome. Hence, an objective, accurate and quantitative method is needed. A quantitative Malignancy Index Diagnostic System (qMIDS) was developed based on 14 FOXM1 (isoform B)-associated genes ...
Jamshidi Maral M Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Biomedicum Helsinki, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Central Hospital, 00029 Helsinki, - - 2013
Germline variation in the TP53 network genes PRKAG2, PPP2R2B, CCNG1, PIAS1 and YWHAQ was previously suggested to have an impact on drug response in vitro. Here, we investigated the effect on breast cancer survival of germline variation in these genes in 925 Finnish breast cancer patients and further analyzed five ...
de Groat W C - - 2013
The functions of the lower urinary tract to store and periodically eliminate urine are regulated by a complex neural control system in the brain and spinal cord that coordinates the activity of the bladder and urethral outlet. Experimental studies in animals indicate that urine storage is modulated by reflex mechanisms ...
Xia Bijun B Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Southern Medical University, 1838 N Guangzhou Avenue, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510515, - - 2012
Recycling in the gastrointestinal tract is important for endogenous substances such as bile acids and for xenobiotics such as flavonoids. Although both enterohepatic and enteric recycling mechanisms are well recognized, no one has discussed the third recycling mechanism for glucuronides: local recycling. The intestinal absorption and metabolism of wogonin and ...
Chan Yang-Hsiang YH Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, United - - 2012
Semiconducting polymer dots (Pdots) recently have emerged as a new class of ultrabright fluorescent probes with promising applications in biological detection and imaging. We developed photoswitchable Pdots by conjugating photochromic spiropyran molecules onto poly[9,9-dioctylfluorenyl-2,7-diyl)-co-1,4-benzo-{2,1'-3}-thiadiazole)] (PFBT). The modulation of fluorescence was achieved by ultraviolet irradiation, which converted spiropyran into its visible-absorbing ...
Simoni Elena - - 2012
Herein we report on a novel series of multitargeted compounds obtained by linking together galantamine and memantine. The compounds were designed by taking advantage of the crystal structures of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) in complex with galantamine derivatives. Sixteen novel derivatives were synthesized, using spacers of different lengths and chemical composition. The ...
Rasch Michael R - - 2012
Assemblies of saturated 1,2-diacylphosphatidylcholine lipid and hydrophobic dodecanethiol-capped 1.8 nm diameter gold nanocrystals were studied as a function of lipid chain length and the addition of the naturally occurring oil, squalene. The gold nanocrystals formed various lipid-stabilized agglomerates, sometimes fusing with lipid vesicle bilayers. The nanocrystal assembly structure depended on ...
Campbell Charles T - - 2012
Adsorbed molecules are involved in many reactions on solid surface that are of great technological importance. As such, there has been tremendous effort worldwide to learn how to predict reaction rates and equilibrium constants for reactions involving adsorbed molecules. Theoretical calculation of both the rate and equilibrium constants for such ...
Sedlacek Ondrej - - 2012
Poly(2-alkyl-2-oxazoline)s are biocompatible polymers with polypeptide-isomeric structures that are attracting increasing interest as biomaterials for drug, gene, protein, and radionuclide delivery. They are, however, still relatively new in comparison to other classes of hydrophilic water-soluble polymers already established for such use, including poly(ethylene oxide), polyvinylpyrrolidone, and polymethacrylamides such as poly[N-(2-hydroxypropyl)methacrylamide]. ...
Wang Zhen - - 2012
The role of protein flexibility in enzyme-catalyzed activation of chemical bonds is an evolving perspective in enzymology. Here we examine the role of protein motions in the hydride transfer reaction catalyzed by thymidylate synthase (TSase). Being remote from the chemical reaction site, the Y209W mutation of Escherichia coli TSase significantly ...
Adachi Mariya S - - 2012
Flavoprotein Fms1 from Saccharomyces cerevisiae catalyzes the oxidation of spermine in the biosynthetic pathway for pantothenic acid. The same reaction is catalyzed by the mammalian polyamine and spermine oxidases. The active site of Fms1 contains three amino acid residues positioned to interact with the polyamine substrate, His67, Asn195, and Asp94. ...
Ochodnicky P P Department of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapy, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the - - 2013
The autonomic nervous system plays an important role in the regulation of the urinary bladder function. Under physiological circumstances, noradrenaline, acting mainly on β(3) -adrenoceptors in the detrusor and on α(1) (A) -adrenoceptors in the bladder outflow tract, promotes urine storage, whereas neuronally released acetylcholine acting mainly on M(3) receptors ...
Longenecker Jonilyn G JG Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, United - - 2012
Detection of magnetic resonance as a force between a magnetic tip and nuclear spins has previously been shown to enable sub-10 nm resolution 1H imaging. Maximizing the spin force in such a magnetic resonance force microscopy (MRFM) experiment demands a high field gradient. In order to study a wide range ...
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During May 20-September 22, 2012, the United States experienced low levels of seasonal influenza activity overall; however, more seasonal influenza viruses were detected than in the summer months of previous years. Influenza A (H1N1)pdm09 (pH1N1), influenza A (H3N2), and influenza B viruses were detected worldwide and were identified sporadically in ...
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During January 2012, the Puerto Rico Department of Health (PRDOH) detected a tuberculosis (TB) outbreak among residents of a long-term-care facility in the San Juan metropolitan area. The same rare Mycobacterium tuberculosis genotype was identified in isolates from four patients. This facility housed 40 men, aged 40-71 years, with severe ...
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Foodborne botulism is a rare, potentially fatal paralytic illness caused by eating food contaminated by Clostridium botulinum toxin. It occurs most often as a single case not linked to others by a common food source. As a result of improvements in food canning, when outbreaks do occur, they typically involve ...
Prati Francesco - - 2012
Aims: Angiographic guidance for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has substantial limitations. The superior spatial resolution of optical coherence tomography (OCT) could translate into meaningful clinical benefits. We aimed to compare angiographic guidance alone versus angiographic plus OCT guidance for PCI. Methods and results: Patients undergoing PCI with angiographic plus OCT ...
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In 1988, the World Health Assembly resolved to eradicate polio, which led to the establishment of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). In 2012, however, the transmission of indigenous wild poliovirus (WPV) continued uninterrupted in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nigeria, leading the World Health Assembly to declare completion of polio eradication ...
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On July 8, 2012, a U.S. resident was admitted to a hospital in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for evaluation of right arm spasticity, anxiety, and malaise. By the next day, the patient had become comatose following a period of agitation. On July 31, he died. Investigators from CDC, state, and ...
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Although every state prohibits persons aged <21 years from driving with any measurable amount of blood alcohol, many young persons still drink and drive. Additionally, fatal crash data indicate that most teen drivers with positive (>0.00%) blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) who are involved in fatal crashes have BACs ≥0.08%, the ...
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To the Editor: In a recent pooled analysis of vitamin D dose requirements for fracture prevention, Bischoff-Ferrari and colleagues (July 5 issue)(1) reanalyzed data from clinical trials by taking into account vitamin D supplementation taken by participants in addition to the study medication. This reanalysis provides a more accurate estimation ...
Ma Li - - 2012
The aim of this study was to quantify the oral delivery systems of Tetramethylpyrazine Microemulsion (TMP ME) to heart, liver, spleen, lung, kidney and brain by comparing TMP level after oral administration at a dose of 100 mg kg(-1) with those of TMP tablet suspension (TMP SWW). This study was taken ...
Min S - - 2012
The alterations induced in dendritic cells (DCs) in the cancer microenvironment have not been extensively explored. We found that the tumor-associated factor TGF-β may selectively upregulate the expression of miR-27a via the SP1 transcription factor. Importantly, miR-27a altered the activity of NF-κB and MAPKs (mitogen-activated protein kinases) p38, JNK (c-Jun ...
Cathcart Nicole - - 2012
We describe the synthetic preparation of well-defined symmetric multifaceted prismatic silver nanoparticles with chemically controlled faceting advantageous for strong and tunable surface-enhanced Raman scattering, SERS. These silver nanoparticles, that have been termed nanoflowers, AgNFls for their characteristic morphologies, have been prepared by a one-pot aqueous reaction under ambient conditions. AgNFl ...
Moseley Richard H - - 2012
A 55-year-old man presented with sinus congestion, headaches, chills, mild nausea, fatigue, and a "foggy" sensation that had lasted approximately 1 week. He reported darker urine than usual and had noticed that his eyes were turning yellow.
Khan Kainat - - 2012
SCOPE: [6]-Gingerol, a major constituent of ginger, is considered to have several health beneficial effects. The effect of 6-gingerol on bone cells and skeleton of mice was investigated. METHODS AND RESULTS: The effects of 6-gingerol on mouse bone marrow macrophages and osteoblasts were studied. 6-Gingerol-stimulated osteoclast differentiation of bone marrow ...
Oellingrath Inger M - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To determine (i) the importance of parents' motives for everyday family food choices; and (ii) the relationship between parental food choice motives and eating patterns of 12- to 13-year-old children. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. A modified version of the Food Choice Questionnaire was used to determine parental motives for food ...
Llácer E - - 2012
Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera, Curculionidae) is the most threatening pest of palms worldwide. The potential of gamma-irradiated males to spread a pathogenic strain of the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana (Ascomycota: Clavicipitaceae) to control this pest was studied. First, the effects of gamma irradiation (15 and 25 Gy) on the mating success ...
Garnett Bernice Raveche - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To determine risk factors for consumption of soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) among 2-year-old children. DESIGN: The analysis was performed using three linked data sets: the 2004-2005 Oregon Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring Survey (PRAMS); its longitudinal follow-up, 2006-2007 Oregon PRAMS-2; and 2004-2005 Oregon birth certificates. SETTING: PRAMS is ...
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To the Editor: Boyer (July 12 issue)(1) reports that use of naloxone to treat opioid overdose is logical because it is a direct antagonist of mu opioid receptors. Other strategies for treating opioid-induced respiratory depression and oversedation are now plausible and should be developed as alternatives to single-drug therapy with ...
Carro Antonia M - - 2012
Chemicals are widely used in aquaculture and one of the main recipients of these analytes is the aquatic environment. The aim of this work was to develop and validate a simple and sensitive method for the determination of multiclass chemotherapeutic agents in farmed fish and shellfish using matrix solid-phase dispersion ...
Lippi G - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: Nucleated red blood cells (NRBCs) and reticulocytes are early and important measures of red blood cells' (RBCs) turnover, but little is known on how spurious hemolysis may affect the reliability of these parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten EDTA-anticoagulated samples were divided into three aliquots. The first was immediately tested, ...
Shinoda Satoshi - - 2012
Structural dynamism plays important roles in artificial and biological systems, because it controls structures and functions of various molecules and assemblies. In this review, molecular recognition and self-assembling behavior of dynamic armed cyclen-metal complexes are discussed at the molecular and supramolecular levels. These metal complexes provide useful platforms for molecular ...
Kooijmans H - - 2012
Purpose: To evaluate the effectiveness of a 16-week self-management intervention on physical activity level and self-management skills (self-efficacy, proactive coping and problem solving skills) in persons with chronic SCI. Method and design: Multicenter randomized controlled trial (RCT). Eighty persons with a SCI for at least 10 years and aged 18 ...
Hutchinson Marie - - 2012
HUTCHINSON M and JACKSON D. Nursing Inquiry 2012 [Epub ahead of print] Transformational leadership in nursing: towards a more critical interpretation Effective nurse leadership is positioned as an essential factor in achieving optimal patient outcomes and workplace enhancement. Over the last two decades, writing and research on nursing leadership has ...
Naseem M Talha - - 2012
Because of the limitations of the X-ray hardware systems in mammogram machines, the quality of the breast mammogram images may undergo from poor resolution or low contrast. Quantum noise occurs in the mammogram images during acquisition due to low-count X-ray photons. In this work, an adaptive frost filter has been ...
Lee Chern-Horng - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Combined hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma (CHC) is a rare liver malignancy. In this study, we compared patient characteristics and outcomes for primary CHC, intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC), and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: Medical records of patients with tissue-proven CHC (65 cases) treated at the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital between 1991 and ...
Dryza Viktoras - - 2012
In this perspective article we describe recent infrared spectroscopic investigations of mass-selected M(+)-H(2) and M(+)-D(2) complexes in the gas-phase, with targets that include Li(+)-H(2), B(+)-H(2), Na(+)-H(2), Mg(+)-H(2), Al(+)-H(2), Cr(+)-D(2), Mn(+)-H(2), Zn(+)-D(2) and Ag(+)-H(2). Interactions between molecular hydrogen and metal cations play a key role in several contexts, including in the ...
Moldal Elena R - - 2012
Objective  To evaluate the usefulness of intratesticular and subcutaneous lidocaine in alleviating the intraoperative nociceptive response to castration, measured by pulse rate (PR) and mean arterial pressure (MAP), and to test the applicability of heart rate variability (HRV) analysis in assessing this response. Study design  Randomized, controlled, observer-blinded experimental trial. ...
Silva Diana - - 2012
Background. Statins are known for their lipid-lowering effects and role in the treatment of atherosclerotic disease. They also have anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties which could benefit asthma patients. We aimed to review the evidence on the efficacy and safety of statins in asthma-related outcomes. Methods. A systematic review of the ...
Gutensohn K - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: Anti-cardiolipin and β2-glycoprotein I antibodies represent important diagnostic parameters in routine hematology. In this study, five different automated, semi-automated, and manual immunoassays detecting IgG/IgM anti-cardiolipin and anti-β(2) -glycoprotein I antibodies were tested. METHODS: A total of 162 samples from women with a history of miscarriage were recruited from 110 ...
Wims C M - - 2012
The objective of this experiment was to investigate the effect of four perennial ryegrass cultivars: Bealey, Astonenergy, Spelga and AberMagic on the milk yield and milk composition of grazing dairy cows. Two 4 × 4 latin square experiments were completed, one during the reproductive and the other during the vegetative ...
Goldberg Debora Goetz - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To understand what motivates primary care practices to engage in practice improvement, identify external and internal facilitators and barriers, and refine a conceptual framework. DATA SOURCES: In-depth interviews and structured telephone surveys with clinicians and practice staff (n = 51), observations, and document reviews. STUDY DESIGN: Comparative case study of primary ...
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