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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545847/sources-and-behaviour-of-nitrogen-compounds-in-the-shallow-groundwater-of-agricultural-areas-poyang-lake-basin-china
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Evgeniya Soldatova, Natalia Guseva, Zhanxue Sun, Valeriy Bychinsky, Pascal Boeckx, Bai Gao
Nitrogen contamination of natural water is a typical problem for various territories throughout the world. One of the regions exposed to nitrogen pollution is located in the Poyang Lake basin. As a result of agricultural activity and dense population, the shallow groundwater of this area is characterised by a high concentration of nitrogen compounds, primarily NO3(-), with the concentration varying from 0.1mg/L to 206mg/L. Locally, high ammonium content occurs in the shallow groundwater with low reduction potential Eh (<100mV)...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Contaminant Hydrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545332/a-nationwide-uk-survey-of-female-fertility-preservation-prior-to-cancer-treatment
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Yazan Abdallah, Jonathan Briggs, Joshua Jones, Gregory Horne, Cheryl Fitzgerald
This survey examined the provision of fertility preservation for female oncology patients prior to cancer treatments, given their well-established gonadotoxic effects. Questionnaires were sent to all assisted conception units in the UK enquiring about the provision of oocyte or embryo cryopreservation, as well as funding for female oncology patients. In addition, data were obtained from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) on the number of cryopreservation cycles in 2013-2014. Of the 60 responding units, 53 (88%) offered fertility preservation...
May 26, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545312/strategies-to-improve-fertilisation-rates-with-assisted-conception-a-systematic-review
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Yadava Bapurao Jeve, Neelam Potdar, Jane A Blower, Tarek Gelbaya
Successful fertilisation is one of the key steps determining success of assisted conception. Various factors including sperm or oocyte pathology and environmental factors have a significant impact on fertilisation rates. This systematic review is aimed to evaluate the existing evidence about factors affecting fertilisation and strategies to improve fertilisation rates. A literature search was performed using Ovid MEDLINE ® (Jan 1950-April 2016), EMBASE (Jan 1950-April 2016), Ovid OLDMEDLINE ®, Pre-MEDLINE (Jan 1950-April 2016) and the Cochrane Library...
May 26, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543358/transient-arrest-of-germinal-vesicle-breakdown-improved-in-vitro-development-potential-of-buffalo-bubalus-bubalis-oocytes
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Sandeep Kumar, Manish Kumar, Sunny Dholpuria, Parul Sarwalia, Vipul Batra, Sachinandan De, Rakesh Kumar, T K Datta
Germinal vesicle breakdown (GVBD) is the first milestone that an oocyte needs to achieve towards completing the maturation and gaining potential to fertilise. Significantly lower in vitro embryo production rate in buffaloes can be attributed to heterogeneity of GVBD occurrence among oocytes obtained from abattoir derived ovaries. Evidence from our earlier work had suggested that different qualities of buffalo oocytes differ significantly in their timing of GVBD. Besides, these oocytes also differ in terms of volume of Akt phosphorylation, which initiates the process of GVBD...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543267/trehalose-sustains-a-higher-post-thaw-sperm-motility-than-sucrose-in-vitrified-human-sperm
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M Schulz, J Risopatrón, G Matus, E Pineda, C Rojas, V Isachenko, E Isachenko, R Sánchez
One of the cryopreservation methods that best preserves sperm function is vitrification. However, comparative studies have not been performed to evaluate the effect of nonpermeable cryoprotectors on sperm function for prolonged periods of time post-devitrification. These times are necessary, especially in in vitro fertilisation and intrauterine insemination, for gamete interaction and then fertilisation to occur, while maintaining motility to arrive at the fertilisation site. In this study, sucrose (.25 m) and trehalose (...
May 25, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539929/nitrogen-cycling-from-increased-soil-organic-carbon-contributes-both-positively-and-negatively-to-ecosystem-services-in-wheat-agro-ecosystems
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Jeda Palmer, Peter J Thorburn, Jody S Biggs, Estelle J Dominati, Merv E Probert, Elizabeth A Meier, Neil I Huth, Mike Dodd, Val Snow, Joshua R Larsen, William J Parton
Soil organic carbon (SOC) is an important and manageable property of soils that impacts on multiple ecosystem services through its effect on soil processes such as nitrogen (N) cycling and soil physical properties. There is considerable interest in increasing SOC concentration in agro-ecosystems worldwide. In some agro-ecosystems, increased SOC has been found to enhance the provision of ecosystem services such as the provision of food. However, increased SOC may increase the environmental footprint of some agro-ecosystems, for example by increasing nitrous oxide emissions...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537052/recombinant-luteinizing-hormone-rlh-and-recombinant-follicle-stimulating-hormone-rfsh-for-ovarian-stimulation-in-ivf-icsi-cycles
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Monique H Mochtar, Nora A Danhof, Reuben Olugbenga Ayeleke, Fulco Van der Veen, Madelon van Wely
BACKGROUND: One of the various ovarian stimulation regimens used for in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles is the use of recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone (rFSH) in combination with a gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analogue. GnRH analogues prevent premature luteinizing hormone (LH) surges. Since they deprive the growing follicles of LH, the question arises as to whether supplementation with recombinant LH (rLH) would increase live birth rates...
May 24, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536663/endometriosis-nodule-causing-spontaneous-haemoperitoneum-in-pregnancy-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Junaid Rafi, Geetha Mahindrakar, Debjani Mukhopadhyay
Spontaneous haemoperitoneum in pregnancy (SHiP) due to endometriosis is a very rare condition and this is a case of a 41-year-old primigravida, who presented at 32 weeks with sudden onset of severe lower abdominal pain without any uterine activity. This was a dichorionic-diamniotic twin pregnancy, following in vitro fertilisation for subfertility secondary to severe endometriosis. On admission, pain score was eight, with ten being the maximum of the scale. The vital signs were stable. Abdominal palpation revealed generalised tenderness with no guarding or palpable contraction...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532319/globalising-synthetic-nitrogen-the-interwar-inauguration-of-a-new-industry
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Anthony S Travis
The most spectacular development in industrial chemistry during the early twentieth century concerned the capture of atmospheric nitrogen by the Haber-Bosch high-pressure ammonia process at the German chemical enterprise Badische Anilin- & Soda-Fabrik (BASF), of Ludwigshafen. This firm, confident that its complex process could not be readily imitated, set out to dominate the global nitrogen fertiliser market. The response was the emergence of rival high-pressure ammonia processes in Western Europe, the United States, and Japan during the 1920s...
May 22, 2017: Ambix
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529144/toxicant-induced-behavioural-aberrations-in-larval-zebrafish-are-dependent-on-minor-methodological-alterations
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Thomas W K Fraser, Abdolrahman Khezri, Juan G H Jusdado, Anna M Lewandowska-Sabat, Theodore Henry, Erik Ropstad
Alterations in zebrafish motility are used to identify neurotoxic compounds, but few have reported how methodology may affect results. To investigate this, we exposed embryos to bisphenol A (BPA) or tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) before assessing larval motility. Embryos were maintained on a day/night cycle (DN) or in constant darkness, were reared in 96 or 24 well plates (BPA only), and behavioural tests were carried out at 96, 100, or 118 (BPA only) hours post fertilisation (hpf). We found that the prior photo-regime, larval age, and/or arena size influence behavioural outcomes in response to toxicant exposure...
May 18, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528312/low-sensitivity-of-reproductive-life-stages-in-the-pacific-oyster-crassostrea-gigas-to-abamectin
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Laura J Falkenberg, Anna-Lisa Wrange, Alexandra Kinnby, Jon N Havenhand, Antony Lockyer, Craig A Styan
Hard surfaces submerged in the marine environment often become colonised by macro-organisms unless the surfaces have some form of biofouling protection. While protective paints that contain tributyltin or copper work well to prevent biofouling, release of these materials into the environment has been shown to have wider negative impacts. Consequently, new low-release antifouling paints are being developed with alternative active ingredients, such as avermectins, yet little is known about their potential effects on non-target organisms in marine environments...
May 15, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526844/identification-of-extracellular-glycerophosphodiesterases-in-pseudomonas-and-their-role-in-soil-organic-phosphorus-remineralisation
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Ian D E A Lidbury, Andrew R J Murphy, Tandra D Fraser, Gary D Bending, Alexandra M E Jones, Jonathan D Moore, Andrew Goodall, Mark Tibbett, John P Hammond, David J Scanlan, Elizabeth M H Wellington
In soils, phosphorus (P) exists in numerous organic and inorganic forms. However, plants can only acquire inorganic orthophosphate (Pi), meaning global crop production is frequently limited by P availability. To overcome this problem, rock phosphate fertilisers are heavily applied, often with negative environmental and socio-economic consequences. The organic P fraction of soil contains phospholipids that are rapidly degraded resulting in the release of bioavailable Pi. However, the mechanisms behind this process remain unknown...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500085/the-most-common-vices-of-men-can-damage-fertility-and-the-health-of-the-next-generation
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Tod Fullston, Nicole O McPherson, Deirdre Zander-Fox, Michelle Lane
There is growing evidence from animal and human studies that demonstrate that acquired paternal traits can impair both a male's fertility and the health of his offspring, including advanced age, smoking, stress, trauma, under-nutrition, infection, toxin exposure, and obesity. Curiously, many of these factors manifest as impaired neurological, behavioural, and/or metabolic functioning in offspring. The underlying molecular mechanisms that respond to the paternal environment and act as vectors of intergenerational transmission are beginning to emerge...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499248/influence-of-fertilisation-with-sewage-sludge-derived-preparation-on-selected-soil-properties-and-prairie-cordgrass-yield
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Ewa Ociepa, Maciej Mrowiec, Joanna Lach
The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of using a fertilizer obtained from waste substances on selected physical and chemical properties of soil and biomass yield Spartina pectinate. The fertilizer used for soil (C) fertilisation contained sewage sludge (SS), waste soil fractions of brown coal (BC), brown coal ash (BCA) enriched with mineral potassium (K) fertilizer (C+SS+BC+BCA+K). The composition of the preparation was developed by the authors and adjusted to the quality of the fertilised soil and the individual characteristics of the plant...
May 9, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498817/epigenetic-dynamics-and-interplay-during-spermatogenesis-and-embryogenesis-implications-for-male-fertility-and-offspring-health
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REVIEW
Shao-Qin Ge, Sheng-Li Lin, Zheng-Hui Zhao, Qing-Yuan Sun
Mapping epigenetic modifications and identifying their roles in the regulation of spermatogenesis and embryogenesis are essential for gaining fundamental medical understandings and for clinical applications. More and more evidence has shown that specific epigenetic modifications are established during spermatogenesis, which will be transferred into oocyte via fertilisation, and play an important role in the early embryo development. Defects in epigenetic patterns may increase the risk of abnormal spermatogenesis, fertilisation failure, early embryogenesis abnormality and several other complications during pregnancy...
April 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492990/field-scale-pattern-of-denitrifying-microorganisms-and-n2o-emission-rates-indicate-a-high-potential-for-complete-denitrification-in-an-agriculturally-used-organic-soil
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Stefanie Schulz, Angelika Kölbl, Martin Ebli, Franz Buegger, Michael Schloter, Sabine Fiedler
More than 50% of all anthropogenic N2O emissions come from the soil. Drained Histosols that are used for agricultural purposes are particularly potent sources of denitrification due to higher stocks of organic matter and fertiliser application. However, conditions that favour denitrification can vary considerably across a field and change significantly throughout the year. Spatial and temporal denitrifier dynamics were assessed in a drained, intensely managed Histosol by focusing on the genetic nitrite and N2O reduction potential derived from the abundance of nirK, nirS and nosZ genes...
May 11, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479758/ureteric-injury-during-transvaginal-oocyte-retrieval-tvor-and-review-of-literature
#17
Rana A Choudhary, Neelam M Bhise, Alap V Mehendale, Kedar N Ganla
We report a case of ureteric injury during transvaginal oocyte retrieval (TVOR), which was identified immediately (on the operation table) and managed successfully in the same sitting. A 28-year-old woman with primary infertility underwent in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) in a private centre. Because of the policy of doing an ultrasonography post-procedure, she was diagnosed immediately with vaginal vault haematoma and ureteric injury. A double-J catheter was inserted under cystoscopic guidance. A major complication was averted by the timely diagnosis of ureteric injury and its appropriate management...
January 2017: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479752/is-amh-level-independent-of-age-a-predictor-of-live-birth-in-ivf
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Mohar Goswami, Dimitrios Nikolaou
BACKGROUND: Although anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) level is known to predict ovarian reserve, there is conflicting evidence regarding the association between AMH and clinical pregnancy or live birth (LB). AIM: Our aim is to establish if there is any association between AMH and LB considering the effects of age and other relevant confounding factors in predicting LB. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: 200 in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) cycles were retrospectively analysed in a tertiary fertility centre...
January 2017: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476964/inhibitory-effect-of-tio2-nps-on-symbiotic-arbuscular-mycorrhizal-fungi-in-plant-roots
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Karathan Parakkandi Priyanka, Variampally Sankar Harikumar, Kagalagodu Manjunthiah Balakrishna, Thomas Varghese
While nanoparticles (NPs) are known to exhibit antimicrobial properties, their effects on symbiotic arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) in plant roots has to be carefully examined as NPs particularly of titanium dioxide (TiO2) reach plant roots through varied sources such as fertilisers, plant protection products and other nanoproducts. The objective of the present study is to assess the effect of TiO2 NPs on the symbiotic behaviour of AMF colonising rice (Oryza sativa L.) plants. Using sol-gel method, TiO2 NPs with three different sizes were successfully synthesised employing doping...
February 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467386/effects-of-hydroxylated-polybrominated-diphenyl-ethers-in-developing-zebrafish-are-indicative-of-disruption-of-oxidative-phosphorylation
#20
Jessica Legradi, Marinda van Pomeren, Anna-Karin Dahlberg, Juliette Legler
Hydroxylated polybrominated diphenyl ethers (OH-PBDEs) have been detected in humans and wildlife. Using in vitro models, we recently showed that OH-PBDEs disrupt oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS), an essential process in energy metabolism. The goal of the current study was to determine the in vivo effects of OH-PBDE reported in marine wildlife. To this end, we exposed zebrafish larvae to 17 OH-PBDEs from fertilisation to 6 days of age, and determined developmental toxicity as well as OXPHOS disruption potential with a newly developed assay of oxygen consumption in living embryos...
May 3, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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