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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454467/investigation-of-differentially-expressed-micrornas-and-genes-in-cervical-cancer-using-an-integrated-bioinformatics-analysis
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Zhanzhan Xu, Yu Zhou, Fang Shi, Yexuan Cao, Thi Lan Anh Dinh, Jing Wan, Min Zhao
Cervical cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among women worldwide. In order to identify the microRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) and mRNAs associated with the carcinogenesis of cervical cancer, and to investigate the molecular mechanisms of cervical cancer, an miRNA microarray, GSE30656, and 3 mRNA microarrays, GSE63514, GSE39001 and GSE9750, for cervical cancer were retrieved from Gene Expression Omnibus. These datasets were analyzed in order to obtain differentially-expressed genes (DEGs) and miRNAs using the GEO2R tool...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454466/identification-of-molecular-characteristics-induced-by-radiotherapy-in-rectal-cancer-based-on-microarray-data
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Chang Ge, Mengxia Wu, Guifang Chen, Guanying Yu, Dehui Ji, Shaozhao Wang
The present study aimed to reveal the molecular characteristics induced by radiotherapy in rectal cancer at the transcriptome level. Microarray data (ID, GSE26027) downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus database were re-analyzed to identify differentially expressed genes (DEGs) between rectal cancer tissues during and prior to radiotherapy. The DEGs were then inputted into the database for annotation, visualization and integrated discovery, an online tool to perform enrichment analyses, and into the search tool for the retrieval of interacting genes/proteins database to identify protein-protein interactions (PPIs)...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454106/different-patterns-of-age-related-central-olfactory-decline-in-men-and-women-as-quantified-by-olfactory-fmri
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Brittany Martinez, Prasanna Karunanayaka, Jianli Wang, Michael J Tobia, Megha Vasavada, Paul J Eslinger, Qing X Yang
Age-related olfactory decline, or presbyosmia, is a prevalent condition with potentially devastating consequences on both quality of life and safety. Despite clear evidence for this decline, it is unknown whether presbyosmia is sex-dependent and also whether it is due to central or peripheral olfactory system deterioration. Therefore, the goals of this study were to investigate the neurofunctional substrate of olfactory decline and examine its relationship to age and sex in thirty-seven (18 women, 19 men) healthy older participants using olfactory functional MRI (fMRI)...
April 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454042/cortical-plasticity-and-levodopa-induced-dyskinesias-in-parkinson-s-disease-connecting-the-dots-in-a-multicomponent-network
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Roopa Rajan, Traian Popa, Angelo Quartarone, Maria Felice Ghilardi, Asha Kishore
Levodopa-induced dyskinesias are motor complications following long term dopaminergic therapy in Parkinson's disease (PD). Impaired brain plasticity resulting in the creation of aberrant motor maps intended to encode normal voluntary movement is proposed to result in the development of dyskinesias. Traditionally, the various nodes in the motor network like the striato-cortical and the cerebello-thalamic loops were thought to function independent of each other with little communication among them. Anatomical evidence from primates revealed the existence of reciprocal loops between the basal ganglia and the cerebellum providing an anatomical basis for communication between the motor network loops...
April 10, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454010/how-economic-recessions-and-unemployment-affect-illegal-drug-use-a-systematic-realist-literature-review
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Gera E Nagelhout, Karin Hummel, Moniek C M de Goeij, Hein de Vries, Eileen Kaner, Paul Lemmens
BACKGROUND: Economic recessions may influence illegal drug use via different mechanisms, for example increased use due to more psychological distress or decreased use due to lower incomes and purchasing power. This paper reviews the literature on how economic recessions and unemployment affect the use of illegal drugs among adults. METHODS: We conducted a systematic realist literature review, which is an explanatory method that aims to understand underlying mechanisms that connect an event to an outcome in a specific context...
April 25, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453997/between-a-conditional-s-antecedent-and-its-consequent-discourse-coherence-vs-probabilistic-relevance
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Karolina Krzyżanowska, Peter J Collins, Ulrike Hahn
Reasoning with conditionals is central to everyday life, yet there is long-standing disagreement about the meaning of the conditional. One example is the puzzle of so-called missing-link conditionals such as "if raccoons have no wings, they cannot breathe under water." Their oddity may be taken to show that conditionals require a connection between antecedent ("raccoons have no wings") and consequent ("they cannot breathe under water"), yet most accounts of conditionals attribute the oddity to natural-language pragmatics...
April 25, 2017: Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453988/conservation-program-delivery-in-the-southern-u-s-preferences-and-interactions
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Christopher S Galik, Robert K Grala
A lingering challenge in implementation of ecosystem-based planning is translating high-level conservation objectives to discrete management initiatives. Recent research underscores this, emphasizing the importance of the processes by which plans are developed and how programs to implement plans are delivered to stakeholders. This study contributes to the existing program design, research methodology, and conservation practice literature through an assessment of landowner and conservation practitioner relationships in the Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks (GCPO) region of the southern U...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453914/the-shape-of-things-to-come-the-formation-of-modulated-nematic-mesophases-at-various-length-scales
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Richard J Mandle
The twist-bend nematic phase is a recently discovered liquid-crystalline phase that exhibits macroscopic chirality even when formed from achiral materials, and as such presents a unique testbed for studies concerning the spontaneous breaking of mirror symmetry in soft matter. It is primarily exhibited by materials whose molecular structure is composed of two rigid aromatic units (such as biphenyl connected by a flexible spacer). The local structure of the NTB phase is nematic-like - with molecules having an average orientational order but no positional order - with a nanoscale helix where the pitch is of the order of several nanometres...
April 28, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453807/attrition-in-patients-with-single-ventricle-and-trisomy-21-outcomes-after-a-total-cavopulmonary-connection
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Anastasios C Polimenakos, Sujata Subramanian, Chawki ElZein, Michel N Ilbawi
OBJECTIVES: Data are limited regarding the management of children with trisomy 21 (T21) syndrome and a functional single ventricle (FSV). We evaluated patients with T21 and a FSV who had a total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC). METHODS: From September 1999 to August 2012, 139 patients with a FSV underwent a TCPC. Sixty-five had unbalanced atrioventricular septal defect. Thirteen had T21. Three (of 13) had heterotaxy syndrome. The mean age at the Fontan operation was 27...
May 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453799/early-to-mid-term-results-after-total-cavopulmonary-connection-performed-in-the-second-decade-of-life
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Alexandre Metras, Virginie Fouilloux, Mohammed Al-Yamani, Xavier Roques, Loic Macé, Jean-Benoît Thambo, Dominique Metras, Bernard Kreitmann, François Roubertie
OBJECTIVES: Total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC) performed in the second decade of life has rarely been studied. Thus, we investigated (bicentric study) early and late morbidity and mortality following completion of TCPC in these patients. METHODS: From January 1999 to June 2014, 63 patients (14.5 ± 2.9 years) underwent TCPC (extracardiac conduit). Palliation before completion was an isolated bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt (BCPS) in 3 patients or BCPS associated with additional pulmonary blood flow (APBF) that was either antegrade (Group 1) in 38 (63%) or retrograde (Group 2) in 22 (37%)...
May 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453669/image-based-correction-of-continuous-and-discontinuous-non-planar-axial-distortion-in-serial-section-microscopy
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Philipp Hanslovsky, John A Bogovic, Stephan Saalfeld
Motivation: Serial section microscopy is an established method for detailed anatomy reconstruction of biological specimen. During the last decade, high resolution electron microscopy (EM) of serial sections has become the de-facto standard for reconstruction of neural connectivity at ever increasing scales (EM connectomics). In serial section microscopy, the axial dimension of the volume is sampled by physically removing thin sections from the embedded specimen and subsequently imaging either the block-face or the section series...
May 1, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453662/mglur5-tunes-ngf-trka-signaling-to-orient-spiny-stellate-neuron-dendrites-toward-thalamocortical-axons-during-whisker-barrel-map-formation
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Jui-Yen Huang, Hui-Chen Lu
Neurons receive and integrate synaptic inputs at their dendrites, thus dendritic patterning shapes neural connectivity and behavior. Aberrant dendritogenesis is present in neurodevelopmental disorders such as Down's syndrome and autism. Abnormal glutamatergic signaling has been observed in these diseases, as has dysfunction of the metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 (mGluR5). Deleting mGluR5 in cortical glutamatergic neurons disrupted their coordinated dendritic outgrowth toward thalamocortical axons and perturbed somatosensory circuits...
April 27, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453543/altered-resting-state-intra-and-inter-network-functional-connectivity-in-patients-with-persistent-somatoform-pain-disorder
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Zhiyong Zhao, Tianming Huang, Chaozheng Tang, Kaiji Ni, Xiandi Pan, Chao Yan, Xiaoduo Fan, Dongrong Xu, Yanli Luo
Patients with persistent somatoform pain disorder (PSPD) usually experience various functional impairments in pain, emotion, and cognition, which cannot be fully explained by a physiological process or a physical disorder. However, it is still not clear for the mechanism underlying the pathogenesis of PSPD. The present study aimed to explore the intra- and inter-network functional connectivity (FC) differences between PSPD patients and healthy controls (HCs). Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) was performed in 13 PSPD patients and 23 age- and gender-matched HCs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453415/connecting-the-libraries-and-athletics-through-instruction-and-outreach
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Lara Sapp, K T L Vaughan
This column describes the approaches taken by librarians and staff at James Madison University (JMU) Libraries & Educational Technologies (LET) to extend library support to university athletics. The model resembles that used for outreach to academic programs and was first adapted to the semi-clinical, nonacademic Strength & Conditioning Department, then to JMU Athletics as a whole. Librarians offered targeted instructional sessions, orientations, and asynchronous learning modules embedded in the learning management system...
April 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453390/the-torments-of-the-cohesin-ring
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Alap P Chavda, Keven Ang, Dmitri Ivanov
Cohesin is a ring-shaped protein complex which comprises the Smc1, Smc3 and Scc1 subunits. It topologically embraces chromosomal DNA to connect sister chromatids and stabilize chromatin loops. It is required for proper chromosomal segregation, DNA repair and transcriptional regulation. We have recently reported that cohesin rings can adopt a "collapsed" rod-like conformation which is driven by the interaction between the Smc1 and Smc3 coiled coil arms and is regulated by post-translational modifications. The "collapsed" conformation plays a role in cohesin ring assembly and its loading on the DNA...
February 27, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453386/collateral-damage-during-antibiotic-treatment-of-c-difficile-infection-in-the-aged-host-insights-into-why-recurrent-disease-happens
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Jae Hyun Shin, Cirle A Warren
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is one of the most common causes of healthcare-associated infections but an even bigger problem for the aging population. Advanced age leads to higher incidence, higher mortality, and higher recurrences. In our study, recently published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, we investigated the effect of aging on CDI using a mouse model. We were able to demonstrate that aging leads to worse clinical outcomes, as well as lead to changes in microbiota composition and lower antibody production against C...
April 28, 2017: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453313/medical-adhesive-related-skin-injuries-associated-with-vascular-access
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Jan Hitchcock, Louise Savine
Establishing vascular access and preventing infection, both at insertion and during ongoing care is generally the top priority; the maintenance of optimal skin integrity is often a distant secondary consideration. Skin can react to different types of dressings or adhesives, or problems can arise relating to the securement of lines or the development of sensitivities to cleaning solutions. Clearly, these scenarios are not limited to the securement of vascular access devices; however, a patient with a long-term vascular access device may not have other options for vascular access, which makes this a very important and yet largely unrecognised area...
April 27, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453304/mold-allergy-is-it-real-and-what-do-we-do-about-it
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Amanda Rudert, Jay Portnoy
Fungi produce substances that contain pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) and damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) which bind to pattern recognition receptors, stimulating innate immune responses in humans. They also produce allergens that induce production of specific IgE. Areas Covered: In this review we cover both innate and adaptive immune responses to fungi. Some fungal products can activate both innate and adaptive responses and in doing so, cause an intense and complex health effects...
April 28, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453275/dielectric-response-of-cytoplasmic-water-and-its-connection-to-the-vitality-of-human-red-blood-cells-ii-the-influence-of-storage
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Evgeniya Levy, Marcelo David, Gregory Barshtein, Saul Yedgar, Leonid Livshits, Paul Ben Ishai, Yuri Feldman
Maintaining an appropriate inventory of packaged blood products is a critical part of modern medicine. Consequently, the assessment of red blood cell (RBC) functionality is instrumental for the monitoring of the quality of stored RBC (sRBC) in the blood bank. We present a comprehensive study of sRBC lesion kinetics in SAGM (Saline, Adenine, Glucose, Mannitol) solution, using microwave dielectric spectroscopy (0.5 GHz - 50 GHz) and cell deformability. As part of the research we have isolated the microwave dielectric response of cytoplasmic water in sRBC...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453264/polymorphous-al-mofs-based-on-v-shaped-linker-molecules-synthesis-properties-and-in-situ-investigation-of-their-crystallization
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Martin Krüger, A Ken Inge, Helge Reinsch, Yuan-Han Li, Mohammad Wahiduzzaman, Chia-Her Lin, Sue-Lein Wang, Guillaume Maurin, Norbert Stock
The in situ and systematic high-throughput investigation of the system Al(3+)/4,4'-benzophenonedicarboxylic acid (H2BPDC)/DMF/H2O in the presence of various additives was carried out, and a new Al-MOF of composition [Al(OH)(BPDC)], denoted as CAU-21-BPDC, was obtained. Its crystal structure was determined from single-crystal X-ray diffraction data (space group I422, a = b = 17.2528(7) Å, c = 23.864(1) Å). The structure is built up by octanuclear rings of cis corner-sharing AlO6 polyhedra forming the inorganic building unit (IBU)...
April 28, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
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