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Mertten D - - 2012
Polyploids are defined as either autopolyploids or allopolyploids, depending on their mode of origin and/or chromosome pairing behaviour. Autopolyploids have chromosome sets that are the result of the duplication or combination of related genomes (e.g., AAAA), while allopolyploids result from the combination of sets of chromosomes from two or more ...
Phillips Julie A - - 2012
Using pooled cross-sectional time-series data for the 50 U.S. states over a 25-year period, this article examines how well four conceptual groups of social correlates-demographic, economic, social, and cultural factors-are associated with the 1976-2000 patterns in overall suicide rates and suicide by firearms and other means. Unlike past research that ...
Ye J T - - 2012
A dome-shaped superconducting region appears in the phase diagrams of many unconventional superconductors. In doped band insulators, however, reaching optimal superconductivity by the fine-tuning of carriers has seldom been seen. We report the observation of a superconducting dome in the temperature-carrier density phase diagram of MoS(2), an archetypal band insulator. ...
Allwyn Joshua S - - 2012
Pectus carinatum or protrusion deformity of chest wall is less frequently occurring anterior chest wall deformity when compared to pectus excavatum. It may be classified as type 1 or chondro-gladiolar and type 2 or chondro-manubrial deformity. Other variations seen are symmetrical and asymmetrical pectus carinatum. Here we present two unique ...
Park Hwan-Cheol - - 2012
The anatomical and functional characteristics of the left atrial appendage (LAA) and its relationships with anatomical remodeling and ischemic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) have not been clearly established. The purpose of this study was to determine whether functional and morphological features of the LAA independently predict clinical ...
Bouwland-Both Mi - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To identify periconceptional maternal dietary patterns associated with crown-rump length (CRL), estimated fetal weight (EFW) and birthweight. DESIGN: Population-based prospective birth cohort study. SETTING: Rotterdam, the Netherlands. PARTICIPANTS: For this study, 847 pregnant Dutch women were eligible. Women were included between 2001 and 2005. METHODS: Information on nutritional intake ...
Punwani Shonit - - 2012
PURPOSE: With the recent introduction of PET/MRI, we investigated whether diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) can complement PET for predicting local treatment response in Hodgkin lymphoma. METHODS: This retrospective study included 39 patients selected from a hospital database with a histological diagnosis of Hodgkin lymphoma undergoing whole-body MRI (supplemented by DWI) and ...
Jacobs Tinneke - - 2012
In this article, a medium-pressure DBD plasma treatment is used to improve the cell-material interaction of a polyhydroxybutyrate/polyhydroxyvalerate (PHB/PHV) film. PHB/PHV is a biodegradable natural polyester, used for different biomedical applications, including sutures, repair devices, and bone marrow scaffolds. The cell adhesion onto PHB/PHV is far less than optimal due ...
Corcoran Rhiannon - - 2012
Introduction. Internet surveys of psychometric schizotypy can usefully explore the relationship between the schizophrenia spectrum and cognition, but significant participant drop-out can be a difficulty. We aimed to identify the aspects of schizotypal thinking associated with self-reported cognitive difficulties with a view to developing a brief index of schizotypy that is ...
Aviezer Hillel - - 2012
The distinction between positive and negative emotions is fundamental in emotion models. Intriguingly, neurobiological work suggests shared mechanisms across positive and negative emotions. We tested whether similar overlap occurs in real-life facial expressions. During peak intensities of emotion, positive and negative situations were successfully discriminated from isolated bodies but not ...
Suddek Ghada M - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: Antioxidant therapy may be useful in diseases with impaired oxidant-antioxidant balance. This study was designed to examine the effects of thymoquinone (TQ), an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant agent against cyclophosphamide (CP)-induced pulmonary oxidative damage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were categorized into four groups. Group I was control. Group II ...
Schmid Janinne Sylvie - - 2012
Mutations in the X-chromosomal L1CAM gene lead to severe neurological deficits. In this study, we analyzed brains of female mice heterozygous for L1 (L1+/-) to gain insights into the brain structure of human females carrying one mutated L1 allele. From postnatal day 7 onward into adulthood, L1+/- female mice show ...
Avraamides Marios N - - 2012
The study examined whether people update remote spatial locations in unfamiliar environments during physical movement. Participants learned a layout of objects from one perspective and carried out perspective-taking trials after physically rotating to a new perspective in either the same room as learning or in an adjacent room. Prior to ...
Bowes Joanne - - 2012
In vitro pharmacological profiling is increasingly being used earlier in the drug discovery process to identify undesirable off-target activity profiles that could hinder or halt the development of candidate drugs or even lead to market withdrawal if discovered after a drug is approved. Here, for the first time, the rationale, ...
Yassen Ashraf - - 2012
The current gap between animal research and clinical development of analgesic drugs presents a challenge for the application of translational PK-PD modeling and simulation. First, animal pain models lack predictive and construct validity to accurately reflect human pain etiologies and, secondly, clinical pain is a multidimensional sensory experience that can't ...
Kutintara Benjamas - - 2012
Visually impaired people need skills on daily living, such as cooking, and Ratchasuda College offers independent living training for them. In order to fulfill their needs, a suitable kitchen should be designed with the consideration of their limitations. The objective of this study was to design and evaluate a kitchen ...
McCreadie Karl A - - 2012
Motor imagery can be used to modulate sensorimotor rhythms (SMR) enabling detection of voltage fluctuations on the surface of the scalp using electroencephalographic electrodes. Feedback is essential in learning to modulate SMR for non-muscular communication using a brain-computer interface (BCI). A BCI not reliant upon the visual modality not only ...
Eira Margareth - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Highly active antiretroviral therapy for AIDS is known to increase cardiovascular risk, but the effects of potent antiretroviral agents according to gender are unknown. OBJECTIVE: The present study evaluated the impact of HIV infection treatment on aortic stiffness according to gender. METHODS: From university-affiliated hospitals, we recruited 28 AIDS ...
Chang Xiaoxia - - 2012
Background: In view of the discrepancies about the luteal estradiol treatment before stimulation protocols having some potential advantages compared with the standard protocols in poor ovarian responders undergoing IVF, a meta-analysis of the published data was performed to compare the efficacy of the luteal estradiol pre-treatment protocols in IVF poor ...
Guo Wei - - 2012
WWOX is a tumor suppressor gene that maps to the common fragile site FRA16D and is involved in carcinogenesis and cancer progression in many different carcinomas. Reduced WWOX expression is associated with more aggressive phenotypes and poor patient outcomes in several cancers. The present study was conducted in order to ...
Collins James W JW - - 2012
To determine whether maternal nativity (US-born versus foreign-born) is associated with the first year mortality rates of term births. Stratified and multivariable binomial regression analyses were performed on the 2003-2004 National Center for Health Statistics linked live birth-infant death cohort files. Only term (37-42 weeks) infants with non-Latina White, African-American, and ...
von der Heyden B P - - 2012
Iron is a limiting nutrient in many parts of the oceans, including the unproductive regions of the Southern Ocean. Although the dominant fraction of the marine iron pool occurs in the form of solid-phase particles, its chemical speciation and mineralogy are challenging to characterize on a regional scale. We describe ...
Murray Jane S - - 2012
In a continuing effort to further explore the use of the average local ionization energy [Formula: see text] as a computational tool, we have investigated how well [Formula: see text] computed on molecular surfaces serves as a predictive tool for identifying the sites of the more reactive electrons in several ...
Taguchi Eiji - - 2012
We describe a 41-year-old woman who presented with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. Emergent percutaneous intervention was performed with aspiration thrombectomy followed by coronary artery stenting. White material was extracted from the aspiration catheter. Reperfusion therapy after stenting was successful. After undergoing a cardiac rehabilitation program, she was discharged from ...
Choi Hae-Yoon - - 2012
Past research has shown that emotion enhances true memory, but that emotion can either increase or decrease false memory. Two theoretical possibilities-the distinctiveness of emotional stimuli and the conceptual relatedness of emotional content-have been implicated as being responsible for influencing both true and false memory for emotional content. In the ...
Haase S - - 2012
The ability to design technological solutions that address sustainability is considered pivotal to the future of the planet and its people. As technology professionals engineers are expected to play an important role in sustaining society. The present article aims at exploring sustainability concepts of newly enrolled engineering students in Denmark. ...
Toth Peter - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Hypertension increases cerebrovascular oxidative stress and inflammation and impairs vasomotor function. These pathological alterations lead to dysregulation of cerebral blood flow and exacerbate atherogenesis, increasing the morbidity of ischemic cerebrovascular diseases and promoting vascular cognitive impairment. We aimed to test the hypothesis that increased production of the ...
Qi Delin - - 2012
The complete mitochondrial genome for Gymnocypris eckloni and Gymnocypris przewalskii ganzihonensis is 16,686 and 16,682 bp in size, respectively. Both of the mitochondrial genomes have identical genomic organization and structure including 13 protein-coding genes (PCGs), 22 tRNA genes, 2 rRNA genes and 1 control region as found in other vertebrates, with ...
Mayama Reiko - - 2012
Insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) has been shown to stimulate extravillous trophoblast (EVT) cell migration and invasion, and to play a crucial role in placental function, thereby, influencing placental development and fetal growth. Insufficient invasion of EVT cells into the uterine endometrium leads to pregnancy-related complications, including spontaneous abortion, fetal growth ...
Schöll Hendrik - - 2012
PURPOSE: In the treatment of small bone fractures, such as the scaphoid bone, conventional navigation is limited by its dependence on fixed reference arrays. We introduce a new technique based on reference markers in surgical instruments. If visible on a standard fluoroscopic image, static trajectories are overlaid in this image ...
Zhang Shaopeng - - 2013
The maize smut fungus, Sporisorium reilianum f. sp. zeae, which is an important biotrophic pathogen responsible for extensive crop losses, can infect maize by invading the root during the early seedling stage. In order to investigate disease-resistance mechanisms at this early seedling stage, digital gene expression analysis, which applies a ...
Daszkowska-Golec Agata - - 2013
Although the importance of abscisic acid (ABA) in plant development and response to abiotic and biotic stresses is well recognized, the molecular basis of the signaling pathway has not been fully elucidated. Mutants in genes related to ABA are widely used as a tool for gaining insight into the mechanisms ...
Tang Fa-Hui - - 2013
Partial 18S rRNA gene sequences of the three trichodinids, namely Trichodina modesta Lom, 1970, Trichodina paraheterodentata Tang and Zhao 2012. and Trichodinella epizootica (Raabe 1950) Šrámek-Hušek, 1953, were acquired and used to construct phylogenetic trees. The results revealed that Trichodinella epizootica clustered with Trichodinella sp.; Trichodina paraheterodentata Tang and Zhao ...
Sanz-Santos Jose - - 2013
Intrathoracic lymph node enlargement is a common finding in patients with extrathoracic malignancies. Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is a technique that is commonly used for lung cancer diagnosis and staging but that has not been widely investigated for the diagnosis of enlarged mediastinal and lobar lymph nodes in ...
Yamamoto Shinya - - 2012
Notch signaling affects many developmental and cellular processes and has been implicated in congenital disorders, stroke, and numerous cancers. The Notch receptor binds its ligands Delta and Serrate and is able to discriminate between them in different contexts. However, the specific domains in Notch responsible for this selectivity are poorly ...
Wladyka Benedykt - - 2012
Staphylococcus aureus strain CH-91, isolated from a broiler chicken with atopic dermatitis, has a highly proteolytic phenotype that is correlated with the disease. We describe the isolation and biochemical and molecular characterization of the AI-type lantibiotic bacCH91 from S. aureus CH-91 culture medium. The bacteriocin was purified using a three-stage ...
Dargaville Peter A - - 2013
Lung lavage using two aliquots of 15 mL/kg of dilute surfactant was performed in 30 ventilated infants with severe meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS). Mean recovery of instilled lavage fluid was 46%, with greater fluid return associated with lower mean airway pressure at 24 h and a shorter duration of respiratory ...
Taneja A - - 2012
We have previously shown how screening experiments for neuropathic pain can be optimised taking into account parameter and model uncertainty. Here we demonstrate how optimised protocols can be used to screen and rank candidate molecules. The concept is illustrated by pregabalin as a new chemical entity and gabapentin as a ...
Aguirregomozcorta Maria - - 2013
Dopamine transporter imaging is typically abnormal in Parkinson's disease and shows reduced striatal uptake, which is typically greater contralateral to the clinically more affected side. However, tremor-dominant Parkinson's disease patients may have significantly lower uptake in the striatum ipsilateral to the rest-tremor compared to akinetic-rigid PD patients, implying a possible ...
Eliasmith Chris - - 2012
A central challenge for cognitive and systems neuroscience is to relate the incredibly complex behavior of animals to the equally complex activity of their brains. Recently described, large-scale neural models have not bridged this gap between neural activity and biological function. In this work, we present a 2.5-million-neuron model of ...
Pearson Jennifer - - 2013
Existing research suggests that sexual minority youth experience lower levels of well-being, in part because they perceive less social support than heterosexual youth. Sexual minority youth with strong family relationships may demonstrate resilience and increased well-being; however, it is also possible that the experience of sexual stigma may make these ...
Winterfeld U - - 2013
This contribution addresses the risk associated with exposure to statins during pregnancy. Multicentre observational prospective controlled study. European Network of Teratology Information Services. Pregnant women who contacted one of 11 participating centres, seeking advice about exposure to statins during pregnancy, or to agents known to be nonteratogenic. Pregnancies exposed during ...
Dani Carlo - - 2013
Inhaled Nitric oxide (iNO) has been proposed as effective treatment for improving oxygenation in preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), and for preventing the development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). This drug evaluation mainly reviews the results of clinical studies on the effects of iNO in preterm infants with RDS ...
Redón Josep - - 2013
There are few clinical trials that provide evidence to support the hypothesis that combined therapies offer a favorable risk-benefit ratio in the reduction of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity. Combined therapies containing an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) with a calcium channel blocker (CCB) is one of the recommended combinations in the ...
Zhou Qi Tony QT Drug Delivery, Disposition and Dynamics, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University, 381 Royal Parade, Parkville, Melbourne, VIC, 3052, Australia. - - 2013
The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of particle surface coating with magnesium stearate on the aerosolization of dry powder inhaler formulations. Micronized salbutamol sulphate as a model drug was dry coated with magnesium stearate using a mechanofusion technique. The coating quality was characterized by X-ray photoelectron ...
Dragert Katie K Rehabilitation Neuroscience Laboratory, University of Victoria, STN CSC, PO Box 3010, Victoria, BC, V8W 3P1, - - 2013
Hemiparesis after stroke decreases ability to dorsiflex the more-affected ankle during walking. Increased strength would be beneficial, but the more-affected limb is often too weak to be trained. In neurologically intact participants, training one limb induces strength gains in the contralateral, untrained limb. This approach remains unexplored post-stroke. The aim ...
Rand Miya K MK IfADo-Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors, Ardeystrasse 67, 44139, Dortmund, Germany. - - 2013
A quantitative model of optimal transport-aperture coordination (TAC) during reach-to-grasp movements has been developed in our previous studies. The utilization of that model for data analysis allowed, for the first time, to examine the phase dependence of the precision demand specified by the CNS for neurocomputational information processing during an ...
Felmlee Melanie A MA Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY 14214, - - 2013
The objective of the present study was to evaluate mechanistic pharmacokinetic models describing active renal secretion and reabsorption over a range of Michaelis-Menten parameter estimates and doses. Plasma concentration and urinary excretion profiles were simulated and renal clearance (CL(r)) was calculated for two pharmacokinetic models describing active renal reabsorption (R1/R2), ...
Liu Dongyun D Center for Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery, Division of Molecular Pharmaceutics, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, - - 2013
Peptide and protein drugs have become the new generation of therapeutics, yet most of them are only available as injections, and reports on oral local intestinal delivery of peptides and proteins are quite limited. The aim of this work was to develop and evaluate a water-in-oil (w/o) microemulsion system in ...
Ke Yonggang Y Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University, Boston, MA 02115, - - 2012
We describe a simple and robust method to construct complex three-dimensional (3D) structures by using short synthetic DNA strands that we call "DNA bricks." In one-step annealing reactions, bricks with hundreds of distinct sequences self-assemble into prescribed 3D shapes. Each 32-nucleotide brick is a modular component; it binds to four ...
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