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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079175/interstitial-atoms-enable-joint-twinning-and-transformation-induced-plasticity-in-strong-and-ductile-high-entropy-alloys
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Zhiming Li, Cemal Cem Tasan, Hauke Springer, Baptiste Gault, Dierk Raabe
High-entropy alloys (HEAs) consisting of multiple principle elements provide an avenue for realizing exceptional mechanical, physical and chemical properties. We report a novel strategy for designing a new class of HEAs incorporating the additional interstitial element carbon. This results in joint activation of twinning- and transformation-induced plasticity (TWIP and TRIP) by tuning the matrix phase's instability in a metastable TRIP-assisted dual-phase HEA. Besides TWIP and TRIP, such alloys benefit from massive substitutional and interstitial solid solution strengthening as well as from the composite effect associated with its dual-phase structure...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070853/is-the-association-between-education-and-fertility-postponement-causal-the-role-of-family-background-factors
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Felix C Tropf, Jornt J Mandemakers
A large body of literature has demonstrated a positive relationship between education and age at first birth. However, this relationship may be partly spurious because of family background factors that cannot be controlled for in most research designs. We investigate the extent to which education is causally related to later age at first birth in a large sample of female twins from the United Kingdom (N = 2,752). We present novel estimates using within-identical twin and biometric models. Our findings show that one year of additional schooling is associated with about one-half year later age at first birth in ordinary least squares (OLS) models...
January 9, 2017: Demography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060197/identical-twins-discordant-for-metopic-craniosynostosis-evidence-of-epigenetic-influences
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Suresh N Magge, Kendall Snyder, Aparna Sajja, Tiffani A DeFreitas, Sean E Hofherr, Richard E Broth, Robert F Keating, Gary F Rogers
Craniosynostosis, or premature fusion of the cranial sutures, occurs in approximately 1 in 2500 live births. The genetic causes and molecular basis of these disorders have greatly expanded over the last 2 decades, with numerous causative and contributory mutations having been identified. The role of fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) mutations in the etiology of certain eponymous forms of craniosynostosis is now well elucidated; the most common syndromes associated with craniosynostosis are Pfeifer (FGFR1, FGFR2), Apert (FGFR2), Crouzon (FGFR2), Saethre-Chotzen (TWIST1), Jackson-Weiss (FGFR2), Greig (GL13), and Muenke (FGFR3) syndromes...
January 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028114/distinct-gata1-point-mutations-in-monozygotic-twins-with-down-syndrome-and-transient-abnormal-myelopoiesis-from-a-triplet-pregnancy-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Liqun Yin, Mark A Lovell, Michael L Wilson, Qi Wei, Xiayuan Liang
OBJECTIVES: Down syndrome (DS)-associated transient abnormal myelopoiesis (TAM) or acute megakaryoblastic leukemia (AMKL) in monozygotic twins is exceedingly rare and has not been well characterized. METHODS: We describe a unique case of monozygotic twins with simultaneous TAM from a triplet pregnancy at 34 weeks' gestation. Previously reported cases of TAM and DS-AMKL in monozygotic twins have been reviewed to compare with our cases. The current concept of a sequential multistep process in leukemogenesis and disease evolution of TAM into DS-AMKL through the collaboration among trisomy 21, GATA1, and other gene mutations is also reviewed...
December 27, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009308/-twin-to-twin-transfusion-syndrome-the-possibility-of-latent-flow-case-report
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E Kamyshanskiy, O Kostyleva, S Musabekova, M Tussupbekova, I Kopobaeva
The early diagnosis of the Twin-To-Twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) carries benefits of the better survivor for the fetus-donor; but at the same time there are obvious practical impediments to diagnose the condition earlier in the course of a pregnancy. That's why this particular problem in practical medicine requires in depth investigation to clarify casual factors, and specify tactical approach to the prospective patients which in turn will lead to prevention of the fetal death and damage and improvement of fetal survivor in any form of TTTS...
November 2016: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006041/efficacy-and-safety-of-ciprofloxacin-plus-fluocinolone-in-otitis-media-with-tympanostomy-tubes-in-pediatric-patients-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Zorik Spektor, Felix Pumarola, Khaleed Ismail, Brent Lanier, Iftikhar Hussain, John Ansley, Henry F Butehorn, Kenneth Esterhuizen, John Byers, Franklin Douglis, Bryan Lansford, F Javier Hernández
Importance: Acute otitis media with tympanostomy tubes (AOMT) in children commonly presents with otorrhea and negatively affects their daily activities. Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of topical ciprofloxacin, 0.3%, plus fluocinolone acetonide, 0.025%, otic solution relative to ciprofloxacin, 0.3%, otic solution alone and fluocinolone acetonide, 0.025%, otic solution alone in the treatment of AOMT in children. Design, Setting, and Participants: Two twin multicenter, randomized, double-blind clinical trials with identical designs were conducted from June 24, 2011, through June 23, 2014, at ear, nose, and throat pediatric practices, general practices, hospitals, and clinical research centers...
December 22, 2016: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999980/commentary-to-my-identical-twin-sequenced-our-genome-cautionary-genomics
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EDITORIAL
Wylie Burke
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 20, 2016: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981394/heritability-of-working-in-a-creative-profession
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Mark Patrick Roeling, Gonneke Willemsen, Dorret I Boomsma
Creativity is the tendency to generate or recognize ideas, alternatives, or possibilities. Following a study on the genetic contribution to working in a creative profession, based on polygenic score analysis, we report the total heritability of this trait in a large sample of adult twins and their siblings registered with the Netherlands Twin Register. Data from 6755 twins and 1817 siblings were analyzed using genetic structural equation modeling. Working in a creative profession is relatively rare in our sample (2...
December 15, 2016: Behavior Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940781/inheritance-patterns-of-infantile-hemangioma
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Eeva Castrén, Päivi Salminen, Miikka Vikkula, Anne Pitkäranta, Tuomas Klockars
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Infantile hemangioma (IH) includes, among its other risk factors, familial clustering, but a definitive understanding of IH's inheritance model and genetic basis is lacking. Our objective was to collect IH pedigrees in Finland, to study the inheritance patterns of IH within these families, and to analyze the characteristics of familial IHs. METHODS: We identified 185 patients with IH who visited our vascular anomaly clinic between 2004 and 2007...
November 2016: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936916/identical-twins-doubly-exchanged-at-birth-a-case-report-of-genetic-and-environmental-influences-on-the-adult-epigenome
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Nancy L Segal, Yesika S Montoya, Yuk J Loke, Jeffrey M Craig
AIM: Epigenetic comparisons within monozygotic twin pairs have enhanced our understanding of nongenetic mechanisms underlying disease etiology. We present epigenetic findings for a unique case of doubly exchanged Colombian male monozygotic twins raised in extremely different environments. RESULTS: Using genome-wide DNA methylation data from cheek swabs from which blood-specific differentially methylated probes had been removed, the individuals grouped by shared genetics rather than shared environment, except for one twin who presented as an outlier...
January 2017: Epigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919260/a-frameshift-mutation-in-mocos-is-associated-with-familial-renal-syndrome-xanthinuria-in-tyrolean-grey-cattle
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Leonardo Murgiano, Vidhya Jagannathan, Christian Piffer, Inmaculada Diez-Prieto, Marilena Bolcato, Arcangelo Gentile, Cord Drögemüller
BACKGROUND: Renal syndromes are occasionally reported in domestic animals. Two identical twin Tyrolean Grey calves exhibited weight loss, skeletal abnormalities and delayed development associated with kidney abnormalities and formation of uroliths. These signs resembled inherited renal tubular dysplasia found in Japanese Black cattle which is associated with mutations in the claudin 16 gene. Despite demonstrating striking phenotypic similarities, no obvious presence of pathogenic variants of this candidate gene were found...
December 5, 2016: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912151/euclidean-distances-as-measures-of-speaker-similarity-including-identical-twin-pairs-a-forensic-investigation-using-source-and-filter-voice-characteristics
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Eugenia San Segundo, Athanasios Tsanas, Pedro Gómez-Vilda
There is a growing consensus that hybrid approaches are necessary for successful speaker characterization in Forensic Speaker Comparison (FSC); hence this study explores the forensic potential of voice features combining source and filter characteristics. The former relate to the action of the vocal folds while the latter reflect the geometry of the speaker's vocal tract. This set of features have been extracted from pause fillers, which are long enough for robust feature estimation while spontaneous enough to be extracted from voice samples in real forensic casework...
November 17, 2016: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903647/the-production-and-utilization-of-gdp-glucose-in-the-biosynthesis-of-trehalose-6-phosphate-by-streptomyces-venezuelae
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Matías D Asencion Diez, Farzana Miah, Clare E M Stevenson, David M Lawson, Alberto A Iglesias, Stephen Bornemann
Trehalose-6-phosphate synthase OtsA from streptomycetes is unusual in that it uses GDP-glucose as the donor substrate rather than the more commonly used UDP-glucose. We now confirm that OtsA from Streptomyces venezuelae has such a preference for GDP-glucose and can utilise ADP-glucose to some extent too. A crystal structure of the enzyme shows that it shares twin Rossmann-like domains with the UDP-glucose-specific OtsA from Escherichia coli However, it is structurally more similar to Streptomyces hygroscopicus VldE, a GDP-valienol-dependent pseudo-glycosyltransferase enzyme...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898944/life-cycle-efficiency-of-beef-production-viii-relationship-between-residual-feed-intake-of-heifers-and-subsequent-cow-efficiency-ratios
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M E Davis, P A Lancaster, J J Rutledge, L V Cundiff
Data were collected from 1953 through 1980 from identical and fraternal twin beef and dairy females born in 1953, 1954, 1959, 1964, and 1969, and from crossbred females born as singles in 1974, and their progeny. Numbers of dams that weaned at least 1 calf and were included in the first analysis were 37, 45, and 56 in the 1964, 1969, and 1974 data sets, respectively. Respective numbers of dams that weaned 3 calves and were included in a second analysis were 6, 8, 8, 22, 33, and 33 in the 1953, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, and 1974 experiments...
November 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892484/environmental-factors-linked-to-depression-vulnerability-are-associated-with-altered-cerebellar-resting-state-synchronization
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Aldo Córdova-Palomera, Cristian Tornador, Carles Falcón, Nuria Bargalló, Paolo Brambilla, Benedicto Crespo-Facorro, Gustavo Deco, Lourdes Fañanás
Hosting nearly eighty percent of all human neurons, the cerebellum is functionally connected to large regions of the brain. Accumulating data suggest that some cerebellar resting-state alterations may constitute a key candidate mechanism for depressive psychopathology. While there is some evidence linking cerebellar function and depression, two topics remain largely unexplored. First, the genetic or environmental roots of this putative association have not been elicited. Secondly, while different mathematical representations of resting-state fMRI patterns can embed diverse information of relevance for health and disease, many of them have not been studied in detail regarding the cerebellum and depression...
November 28, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888347/different-phenotypes-in-identical-twins-with-cerebrotendinous-xanthomatosis-case-series
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Dénes Zádori, László Szpisjak, László Madar, Viktória Evelin Varga, Bernadett Csányi, Krisztina Bencsik, István Balogh, Mariann Harangi, Éva Kereszty, László Vécsei, Péter Klivényi
Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX) is a rare, genetically determined error of metabolism. The characteristic clinical symptoms are diarrhea, juvenile cataracts, tendon xanthomas and neuropsychiatric alterations. The aim of this study is to present a pair of identical adult twins with considerable differences in the severity of phenotype. With regards to neuropsychiatric symptoms, the predominant features were severe Parkinsonism and moderate cognitive dysfunctions in the more-affected individual, whereas these alterations in the less-affected patient were only very mild and mild, respectively...
November 25, 2016: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867941/familial-influences-on-mismatch-negativity-and-its-association-with-plasma-glutamate-level-a-magnetoencephalographic-study-in-twins
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Yukika Nishimura, Yuki Kawakubo, Motomu Suga, Kenji Hashimoto, Yuichi Takei, Kunio Takei, Hideyuki Inoue, Masato Yumoto, Ryu Takizawa, Kiyoto Kasai
Mismatch negativity (MMN) or its magnetic counterpart (magnetic mismatch negativity; MMNm) is regarded as a promising biomarker for schizophrenia. Previous electroencephalographic studies of MMN have demonstrated a moderate-to-high heritability for MMN amplitudes. N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor-dependent glutamatergic neurotransmission is implicated in MMN generation. We hypothesized that the differences between identical twins in MMNm variables might be associated with differences in plasma levels of amino acids involved in glutamatergic neurotransmission...
October 2016: Molecular Neuropsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862945/analysis-of-copy-number-variants-in-11-pairs-of-monozygotic-twins-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1
#18
Emily R Sites, Teresa A Smolarek, Lisa J Martin, David H Viskochil, David A Stevenson, Nicole J Ullrich, Ludwine M Messiaen, Elizabeth K Schorry
Phenotypic variability among individuals with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) has long been a challenge for clinicians and an enigma for researchers. Members of the same family and even identical twins with NF1 often demonstrate variable disease expression. Many mechanisms for this variability have been proposed. We have performed an exploratory study of copy number variants (CNVs) as a possible source of phenotypic variability in NF1. We enrolled 11 pairs of monozygotic (MZ) twins with NF1 and their parents, catalogued their clinical characteristics, and utilized a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) microarray to identify CNVs in blood and saliva...
November 14, 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862284/dystonia-deafness-syndrome-caused-by-a-%C3%AE-actin-gene-mutation-and-response-to-deep-brain-stimulation
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Hendriekje Eggink, Martje E van Egmond, Corien C Verschuuren-Bemelmans, Marleen C Schönherr, Tom J de Koning, D L Marinus Oterdoom, J Marc C van Dijk, Marina A J Tijssen
INTRODUCTION: Dystonia-deafness syndrome is a distinct clinical presentation within the dystonia-spectrum. Although several genetic and acquired causes have been reported, etiology remains unknown in the majority of patients. OBJECTIVES: To describe two patients with dystonia-deafness syndrome due to a beta-actin gene mutation. METHODS: We report on disease course, genetic testing, and management of 2 patients, mother and daughter, presenting with dystonia-deafness syndrome...
November 8, 2016: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860059/right-ventricular-dysfunction-in-heart-failure-with-reduced-vs-preserved-ejection-fraction-non-identical-twins
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EDITORIAL
Thomas M Gorter, Michiel Rienstra, Dirk J van Veldhuisen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 17, 2016: European Journal of Heart Failure
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