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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231112/a-comparison-of-carbon-footprint-and-production-cost-of-different-pasta-products-based-on-whole-egg-and-pea-flour
#1
Antonia Nette, Patricia Wolf, Oliver Schlüter, Andreas Meyer-Aurich
Feed and food production are inter alia reasons for high greenhouse gas emissions. Greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced by the replacement of animal components with plant components in processed food products, such as pasta. The main components currently used for pasta are semolina, and water, as well as additional egg. The hypothesis of this paper is that the substitution of whole egg with plant-based ingredients, for example from peas, in such a product might lead to reduced greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and thus a reduced carbon footprint at economically reasonable costs...
March 4, 2016: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227740/influence-of-force-feedback-on-grasp-force-modulation-in-prosthetic-applications-a-preliminary-study
#2
Sasha B Godfrey, Matteo Bianchi, Antonio Bicchi, Marco Santello, Sasha B Godfrey, Matteo Bianchi, Antonio Bicchi, Marco Santello, Marco Santello, Antonio Bicchi, Sasha B Godfrey, Matteo Bianchi
In typical movement, humans use a combination of feed-forward and feedback motor control strategies to interact with the world around them. However, when sensory input is impaired or absent, as in the case of various neuropathies or amputation, the ability to perform everyday tasks, like modulating grip force to object weight, can be affected. In this study, we show the results of a preliminary study using a pressure cuff-like force feedback device (CUFF) with the SoftHand Pro (SHP) prosthetic hand. Subjects lifted an object of various weights using their own hand, with the SHP without feedback, and the SHP with force feedback...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222337/assessment-of-dental-plaque-coverage-by-quantitative-light-induced-fluorescence-qlf-in-domestic-short-haired-cats
#3
Zoe V Marshall-Jones, Corrin V Wallis, Judi M Allsopp, Alison Colyer, Ian J Davis, Lucy J Holcombe
Dietary means of reducing plaque and calculus deposits are frequently sought for the maintenance of oral health in cats and dogs. In the development of such products sensitive, reliable, reproducible methods of measuring plaque and calculus are key. The aim of this study was to assess Quantitative Light-induced Fluorescence (QLF™) for the detection of dental plaque coverage in cats compared to the modified Logan and Boyce technique. The techniques were utilised in a crossover study, which compared two diets for their effect on plaque deposition in a cohort of 24 adult cats...
February 10, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213920/potato-aphid-macrosiphum-euphorbiae-performance-is-determined-by-aphid-genotype-and-not-mycorrhizal-fungi-or-water-availability
#4
Alison Jane Karley, Matthew Emslie-Smith, Alison Elizabeth Bennett
Intra- and inter-specific variation in plant and insect traits can alter the strength and direction of insect-plant interactions, with outcomes modified by soil biotic and abiotic conditions. We used the potato aphid (Macrosiphum euphorbiae Thomas) feeding on cultivated S. tuberosum and wild S. berthaulti to study the impact of water availability and plant mutualistic arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi on aphid performance and susceptibility to a parasitoid wasp (Aphidius ervi Haliday). Plants were grown under glass with live or sterile AM fungal spores and supplied with sufficient or reduced water supply...
February 18, 2017: Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197795/effect-of-habitat-fragmentation-on-ranging-behavior-of-white-headed-langurs-in-limestone-forests-in-southwest-china
#5
Zhonghao Huang, Peisong Yuan, Henglian Huang, Xiaoping Tang, Weijian Xu, Chengming Huang, Qihai Zhou
The critically endangered white-headed langur (Trachypithecus leucocephalus) is confined to fragmented karst forests of southwest Guangxi Province, China. A lack of information on the influence of habitat fragmentation on langur behavior has prevented a comprehensive understanding of their ranging behavior and the development of effective langur conservation strategies. We collected comparative data on time budgets, daily path lengths, home range and diets of four langur groups inhabiting the lightly fragmented Fusui forest (G1, G2) and the more heavily fragmented Chongzuo forest (G3, G4)...
February 14, 2017: Primates; Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194657/eq-5d-and-the-euroqol-group-past-present-and-future
#6
REVIEW
Nancy J Devlin, Richard Brooks
Over the period 1987-1991 an inter-disciplinary five-country group developed the EuroQol instrument, a five-dimensional three-level generic measure subsequently termed the 'EQ-5D'. It was designed to measure and value health status. The salient features of its development and its consolidation and expansion are discussed. Initial expansion came, in particular, in the form of new language versions. Their development raised translation and semantic issues, experience with which helped feed into the design of two further instruments, the EQ-5D-5L and the youth version EQ-5D-Y...
February 13, 2017: Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155281/preliminary-psychometric-performance-of-the-neonatal-feeding-assessment-scale
#7
Mari Viviers, Alta Kritzinger, Bart Vinck, Marien Graham
OBJECTIVE: The objective was to determine the preliminary psychometric performance of a new clinical feeding scale to diagnose oropharyngeal dysphagia (OPD) in neonates. METHODS: Twenty neonates with a median gestational age of 35 weeks were evaluated using the Neonatal Feeding Assessment Scale (NFAS) and modified barium swallow studies (MBSS). The results were compared. RESULTS: Nine of the 20 participants presented with OPD on the NFAS. Comparison of the scale's results with instrumental MBSS indicated that all participants without OPD were correctly excluded (100% sensitivity)...
January 30, 2017: South African Journal of Communication Disorders. die Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Kommunikasieafwykings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152455/liquid-to-liquid-extraction-and-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-determination-of-hainanmycin-in-feed
#8
Ze Ping Wang, Jian Zhong Shen, Robert J Linhardt, Hui Jiang, Lin Li Cheng
Hainanmycin is a new veterinary polyether antibiotic and has few sensitive analytical method in present days. In this study, a liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) relying on multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) detection was developed for analysis of hainanmycin in animal feed. Feed samples were extracted with ethyl acetate and purified by two steps of liquid-liquid extraction (LLE) to get rid of water solvable matrix and lipids one by one. The final simple was analyzed by LC-MS/MS. The LC mobile phase was composed of 0...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148637/impact-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-on-toxicokinetics-of-tetrachloroethylene
#9
Joseph A Cichocki, Shinji Furuya, Kranti Konganti, Yu-Syuan Luo, Thomas J McDonald, Yasuhiro Iwata, Weihsueh A Chiu, David W Threadgill, Igor P Pogribny, Ivan Rusyn
Lifestyle factors and chronic pathological states are important contributors to inter-individual variability in susceptibility to xenobiotic-induced toxicity. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an increasingly prevalent condition that can dramatically affect chemical metabolism. We examined the effect of NAFLD on toxicokinetics of tetrachloroethylene (PERC), a ubiquitous environmental contaminant that requires metabolic activation to induce adverse health effects. Mice (C57Bl/6J, male) were fed a low-fat diet (LFD), high fat diet (HFD), or methionine/folate/choline-deficient diet (MCD) to model a healthy liver, steatosis, or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), respectively...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131578/mrna-abundance-of-genes-involved-in-mammary-lipogenesis-during-fish-oil-or-trans-10-cis-12-cla-induced-milk-fat-depression-in-dairy-ewes
#10
P G Toral, G Hervás, A Belenguer, D Carreño, P Frutos
Milk fat depression (MFD) caused by trans-10,cis-12 18:2 is known to be mediated in cows and ewes by downregulation of mammary lipogenic genes. However, transcriptional mechanisms underlying marine lipid-induced MFD have not been well defined yet and the few available studies in ovine are not consistent. This trial was conducted to directly compare changes in animal performance, milk fatty acid composition, and particularly mammary mRNA abundance of candidate lipogenic genes and transcription factors in response to the inclusion of fish oil or trans-10,cis-12 18:2 in the dairy sheep diet...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129937/determination-of-cinnamaldehyde-carvacrol-and-thymol-in-feedstuff-additives-by-pressurized-liquid-extraction-followed-by-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry
#11
Marta Jiménez-Salcedo, María Teresa Tena
Specific blends of essential oils (BEOs) are promising substitutes for antibiotics to promote livestock performance and to reduce the incidence of intestinal disorders. Microencapsulation of BEOs has shown to improve their stability, bioavailability and to control their release rate once they are added to the feedstuff. The development and validation of a method for determining essential oil components such as carvacrol, thymol and cinnamaldehyde in a microencapsulated material used as feed additive is presented...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125562/o-014-bacterial-sensor-nod2-deletion-causes-th2-inflammatory-bowel-disease-improvement-without-inducing-acute-metatranscriptomic-dysbiosis-in-mice
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Alexander Rodriguez-Palacios, Daniele Corridoni, Gabriella Di Stefano, Luca Di Martino, D A Antonopoulos, Eugene Chang, T T Pizarro, Fabio Cominelli
BACKGROUND: Although single nucleotide polymorphisms in the NOD2 (nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-containing 2) gene have been associated with the pathogenesis of Crohn's disease (CD), little is known about the role of nonpolymorphic wild-type (WT) NOD2 genes in the gut. To date, most animal studies addressing the role of WT NOD2 have been conducted using healthy (ileitis/colitis-free) mouse strains, and have attributed a modulating effect to the gut microbiome, partly based on 16S rRNA sequencing...
February 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111530/ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry-plasma-lipidomics-can-distinguish-between-canine-breeds-despite-uncontrolled-environmental-variability-and-non-standardized-diets
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Amanda J Lloyd, Manfred Beckmann, Thomas Wilson, Kathleen Tailliart, David Allaway, John Draper
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to use high accurate mass metabolomic profiling to investigate differences within a phenotypically diverse canine population, with breed-related morphological, physiological and behavioural differences. Previously, using a broad metabolite fingerprinting approach, lipids appear to dominate inter- and intra- breed discrimination. The purpose here was to use Ultra High Performance Liquid Chromatography-High Resolution Mass Spectrometry (UHPLC-HRMS) to identify in more detail, inter-breed signatures in plasma lipidomic profiles of home-based, client-owned dogs maintained on different diets and fed according to their owners' feeding regimens...
2017: Metabolomics: Official Journal of the Metabolomic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107943/development-of-a-nanoarray-capable-of-the-rapid-and-simultaneous-detection-of-zearalenone-t2-toxin-and-fumonisin
#14
Sara E McNamee, Francesca Bravin, Giulia Rosar, Christopher T Elliott, Katrina Campbell
Fusarium mycotoxins such as trichothecenes, zearalenone and fumonisins occur on a worldwide basis in cereal grains, animal feeds and forages. Practical solutions for multiple mycotoxin determination in samples are required by industry and regulators for cost effective screening purposes. The feasibility of developing a novel multiplex nanoarray for the simultaneous and semi-quantitative detection of three regulated mycotoxins: zearalenone (ZEA), T2-toxin (T2) and fumonisin B1 (FUM) was examined. Additionally, the assay was also able to detect HT2 toxin and fumonisin B2 and B3 due to the cross reactivity profiles of the antibodies used...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092602/the-investigation-of-correlation-among-selected-biochemical-parameters-and-vital-signs-in-dairy-herd-to-design-the-bio-cybernetic-dairy-cow-model
#15
J Twardoń, W Zalewski, T Nowicki, B Dębski, G Dejneka, J Mrowiec, K Zalewski
The paper presents investigations of the relationship between the biochemical parameters and vital signs in dairy cows. We analyzed the welfare and functioning of a dairy herd using biochemical parameters and vital signs. Life and biochemical parameters were examined. In the model indicators useful for monitoring the herd are: the age of the cows, the number of cows' lactating, daily amount of received milk, length of lactation period for cows in the herd, the length of inter-calving period for cows, the number of days to effective insemination, the amount of protein in the feed, the level of β-oxidation in leucocytes, glucose transport through red blood cells and plasma insulin...
December 1, 2016: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091847/using-the-newly-developed-floor-sitting-movement-analysis-proforma-to-study-the-effect-of-age-and-activity-on-floor-sitting-in-indian-adults
#16
Anjana Nagrajan, Sebestina A D'Souza
Floor-sitting is culturally relevant to the Indian context. The present study aimed to examine the effect of age and activity on the movement patterns used and time taken to perform floor-sitting in Indian adults. Video-recordings of 30 young (23.30 ± 2.53 years) and 30 older (69.67 ± 6.45 years) adults performing floor-sitting without and with an activity (simulated feeding) were analyzed using the Floor-sitting Movement Analysis Proforma (FMAP) developed for the study. For inter-rater reliability of the FMAP, two raters analyzed the performance of a random sample of 20 participants...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Cross-cultural Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081160/estimates-of-abundance-and-trend-of-chilean-blue-whales-off-isla-de-chilo%C3%A3-chile
#17
Barbara Galletti Vernazzani, Jennifer A Jackson, Elsa Cabrera, Carole A Carlson, Robert L Brownell
Since 1970, blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) have been seen feeding in the waters off southern Chile during the summer and autumn (December to May). Investigation of the genetic, acoustic and morphological characteristics of these blue whales shows that they are a distinct but unnamed subspecies, called the Chilean blue whales. Photo-identification surveys have been conducted in the waters off northwestern Isla Grande de Chiloé, southern Chile from 2004-2012 and Isla Chañaral, central Chile in 2012. Over this time, 1,070 blue whales were encountered yielding, after photo-quality control, 318 and 267 unique photographs of the left and right side of the flank respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077863/what-have-human-experimental-overfeeding-studies-taught-us-about-adipose-tissue-expansion-and-susceptibility-to-obesity-and-metabolic-complications
#18
REVIEW
D J Cuthbertson, T Steele, J P Wilding, J C G Halford, J A Harrold, M Hamer, F Karpe
Overfeeding experiments, in which we impose short-term positive energy balance, help unravel the cellular, physiological and behavioural adaptations to nutrient excess. These studies mimic longer-term mismatched energy expenditure and intake. There is considerable inter-individual heterogeneity in the magnitude of weight gain when exposed to similar relative caloric excess reflecting variable activation of compensatory adaptive mechanisms. Significantly, given similar relative weight gain, individuals may be protected from/predisposed to metabolic complications (insulin resistance, dyslipidaemia, hypertension), non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and cardiovascular disease...
January 12, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055580/diagnosing-borreliosis
#19
Sally J Cutler, Nataliia Rudenko, Maryna Golovchenko, Wibke J Cramaro, Josiane Kirpach, Sara Savic, Iva Christova, Ana Amaro
Borrelia species fall into two groups, the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (Bbsl) complex, the cause of Lyme borreliosis (also known as Lyme disease), and the relapsing fever group. Both groups exhibit inter- and intraspecies diversity and thus have variations in both clinical presentation and diagnostic approaches. A further layer of complexity is derived from the fact that ticks may carry multiple infectious agents and are able to transmit them to the host during blood feeding, with potential overlapping clinical manifestations...
January 2017: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044203/advances-with-neonatal-aerodigestive-science-in-the-pursuit-of-safe-swallowing-in-infants-invited-review
#20
REVIEW
Sudarshan R Jadcherla
Feeding, swallowing, and airway protection are three distinct entities. Feeding involves a process of sequential, neurosensory, and neuromotor interactions of reflexes and behaviors facilitating ingestion. Swallowing involves anterograde bolus movement during oral-, pharyngeal-, and esophageal phases of peristalsis into stomach. During these events, coordination with airway protection is vital for homeostasis in clearing any material away from airway vicinity. Neurological-airway-digestive inter-relationships are critical to the continuum of successful feeding patterns during infancy, either in health or disease...
February 2017: Dysphagia
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