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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148148/an-integrative-translational-approach-to-study-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-a-position-paper-from-the-working-group-on-myocardial-function-of-the-european-society-of-cardiology
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Andre P Lourenço, Adelino F Leite-Moreira, Jean-Luc Balligand, Johann Bauersachs, Dana Dawson, Rudolf A de Boer, Leon J de Windt, Inês Falcão-Pires, Ricardo Fontes-Carvalho, Stefan Franz, Mauro Giacca, Denise Hilfiker-Kleiner, Emilio Hirsch, Christoph Maack, Manuel Mayr, Burkert Pieske, Thomas Thum, Carlo G Tocchetti, Dirk L Brutsaert, Stephane Heymans
As heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) rises to epidemic proportions, major steps in patient management and therapeutic development are badly needed. With the current position paper we seek to update our view on HFpEF as a highly complex systemic syndrome, from risk factors and mechanisms to long-term clinical manifestations. We will revise recent advances in animal model development, experimental set-ups and basic and translational science approaches to HFpEF research, highlighting their drawbacks and advantages...
November 16, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148056/the-list-experiment-for-measuring-abortion-what-we-know-and-what-we-need
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Heidi Moseson, Emily Treleaven, Caitlin Gerdts, Nadia Diamond-Smith
Measuring abortion incidence and prevalence is often difficult because of under-reporting and other biases, complicated research designs, and other issues. Recently, family planning researchers have introduced a new method called the list experiment, adopted from political science and economics, to measure abortion. Three completed studies and at least four studies currently underway use this method to measure abortion in several countries. We discuss the lessons learned from completed studies, when the list experiment may and may not be appropriate, and open questions regarding the use of the list experiment for abortion research...
November 17, 2017: Studies in Family Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143548/evaluation-on-the-thyroid-disrupting-mechanism-of-malathion-in-fischer-rat-thyroid-follicular-cell-line-frtl-5
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Jingyuan Xiong, Liantian Tian, Yongjie Qiu, Ding Sun, Hao Zhang, Mei Wu, Jintao Wang
Thyroid hormones are involved in many important physiological activities including regulation of energy metabolism, development of nervous system, maintenance of cerebral functions, and so on. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that interfere with thyroid functions raise serious concerns due to their frequent misuse in areas where regulations are poorly implemented. In addition, chemicals that are originally regarded safe may now be considered as toxic with the development of life sciences. Malathion is an organophosphate insecticide that is widely applied and distributed in agricultural and residential settings...
November 16, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140767/genomic-medicine-without-borders-which-strategies-should-developing-countries-employ-to-invest-in-precision-medicine-a-new-fast-second-winner-strategy
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Konstantinos Mitropoulos, David N Cooper, Christina Mitropoulou, Spiros Agathos, Jürgen K V Reichardt, Fatima Al-Maskari, Wasun Chantratita, Ambroise Wonkam, Collet Dandara, Theodora Katsila, Catalina Lopez-Correa, Bassam R Ali, George P Patrinos
Genomic medicine has greatly matured in terms of its technical capabilities, but the diffusion of genomic innovations worldwide faces significant barriers beyond mere access to technology. New global development strategies are sorely needed for biotechnologies such as genomics and their applications toward precision medicine without borders. Moreover, diffusion of genomic medicine globally cannot adhere to a "one-size-fits-all-countries" development strategy, in the same way that drug treatments should be customized...
November 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137639/proactive-ethical-design-for-neuroengineering-assistive-and-rehabilitation-technologies-the-cybathlon-lesson
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Marcello Ienca, Reto W Kressig, Fabrice Jotterand, Bernice Elger
BACKGROUND: Rapid advancements in rehabilitation science and the widespread application of engineering techniques are opening the prospect of a new phase of clinical and commercial maturity for Neuroengineering, Assistive and Rehabilitation Technologies (NARTs). As the field enters this new phase, there is an urgent need to address and anticipate the ethical implications associated with novel technological opportunities, clinical solutions, and social applications. MAIN IDEA: In this paper we review possible approaches to the ethics of NART, and propose a framework for ethical design and development, which we call the Proactive Ethical Design (PED) framework...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136858/monoclonal-antibody-n-glycosylation-profiling-using-capillary-electrophoresis-mass-spectrometry-assessment-and-method-validation
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Jérémie Giorgetti, Valentina D'Atri, Julie Canonge, Antony Lechner, Davy Guillarme, Olivier Colas, Elsa Wagner-Rousset, Alain Beck, Emmanuelle Leize-Wagner, Yannis-Nicolas François
Characterization of therapeutic proteins represents a major challenge for analytical sciences due to their heterogeneity caused by post-translational modifications (PTM). Among these PTM, glycosylation which is possibly the most prominent, require comprehensive identification because of their major influence on protein structure and effector functions of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs). As a consequence, glycosylation profiling must be deeply characterized. For this application, several analytical methods such as separation-based or MS-based methods, were evaluated...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134624/challenges-for-training-translational-researchers-in-the-era-of-ubiquitous-data
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Russ B Altman
Our ability to collect data at every stage of the translational pipeline creates great opportunities for formulating hypotheses both "upstream" (towards clinical implementation) and "downstream" (back to basic discovery). Translational researchers therefore must integrate information at multiple scales to both generate and test hypotheses-to some extent they must all be comfortable with the basics of "big data" analyses. This increased focus on data-driven science requires an understanding of basic experimental and clinical data collection-understanding that likely cannot efficiently be gathered through traditional apprenticeship models...
November 14, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132150/functional-impairment-and-decline-in-middle-age-a-cohort-study
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Rebecca T Brown, L Grisell Diaz-Ramirez, W John Boscardin, Sei J Lee, Michael A Steinman
Background: Difficulties with daily functioning are common in middle-aged adults. However, little is known about the epidemiology or clinical course of these problems, including the extent to which they share common features with functional impairment in older adults. Objective: To determine the epidemiology and clinical course of functional impairment and decline in middle age. Design: Cohort study. Setting: The Health and Retirement Study...
November 14, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130347/editorial-comment-on-end-2017-0641-ra-r1
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Joel Gustavo Gómez-Núñez
The manuscript by Matlaga et al titled "Ureteroscopic Laser Lithotripsy: A Review of Dusting Versus Fragmentation With Extraction" was first intended for a meta-analysis publication, but because limited data published, it became an interesting review article focused in the current debate about which of the so described laser urinary lithotripsy "Fragmentation with Extraction" and "Dusting" techniques is better. Authors do an effort to homologize terminology and nomenclature and list the most efficient energy settings used in clinical scenario on the "Fragmentation with Extraction" [(Frequency 12-15 Hz (< 30 watt laser) >50Hz (100/120 watt laser) / Energy 0...
November 12, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130154/a-transgenic-core-facility-s-experience-in-genome-editing-revolution
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Celvie L Yuan, Yueh-Chiang Hu
The use of animal models, particularly rodents, has been immensely important to nearly all aspects of biomedical research, from basic science exploration to translational discoveries into clinical applications. The transgenic core facility that provides animal model production, preservation, and recovery services has been fundamental to the success of research efforts using animals. Recent advances in genome editing technologies, especially the clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/CRISPR-associated (Cas) enzyme system, have transformed the tedious animal model production into a simple and effective procedure...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128537/biomaterials-for-articular-cartilage-tissue-engineering-learning-from-biology
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REVIEW
A R Armiento, M J Stoddart, M Alini, D Eglin
Articular cartilage is commonly described as a tissue made of up to 80% water, devoid of blood vessels, nerves and lymphatics, and populated by only one cell type: at first glance, an easy tissue for clinicians to repair and for scientists to reproduce in a laboratory. Yet, chondral and osteochondral defects currently remain an open challenge in orthopedics and tissue engineering of the musculoskeletal system, without considering osteoarthritis. Why do we fail in repairing and regenerating articular cartilage? Behind its simple and homogenous appearance articular cartilage hides a heterogeneous composition, a high level of organisation and specific biomechanical properties that taken together make articular cartilage a unique material that we are not able yet to repair or reproduce with high fidelity...
November 8, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127885/summary-of-the-2016-alcohol-and-immunology-research-interest-group-airig-meeting
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REVIEW
Lisbeth A Boule, Cynthia Ju, Marisela Agudelo, Tiyash Parira, Abigail Cannon, Booker Davis, Jonathan Eby, Gail Cresci, Derrick R Samuelson, Pradeep Shukla, Waddah A Alrefai, Suhas Sureshchandra, Subhash C Pandey, Bernd Schnabl, Brenda J Curtis, Todd A Wyatt, Mashkoor A Choudhry, Elizabeth J Kovacs
On November 18, 2016 the 21st annual Alcohol and Immunology Research Interest Group (AIRIG) meeting was held at the Center for Translational Research and Education at Loyola University Chicago's Health Sciences Campus in Maywood, IL. The 2016 meeting focused broadly on alcohol and inflammation, epigenetics, and the microbiome. The four plenary sessions of the meeting were Alcohol, Inflammation, and Immunity; Alcohol and Epigenetics; Alcohol, Transcriptional Regulation, and Epigenetics; and Alcohol, Intestinal Mucosa, and the Gut Microbiome...
September 23, 2017: Alcohol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127696/inspiring-hope-a-physician-s-responsibility-translating-the-science-into-clinical-practice
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Walley J Temple
Giving hope to patients is our responsibility. It is the essence of a meaningful practice in medicine. Science now allows us to understand this complex and multidimensional human dynamic, and translate it into clinical practice. Quantitative research has shown hope is strong even in terminal illness. Through qualitative methodology hope fostering strategies and hope hindering behaviors have been identified. This exciting new knowledge facilitates the challenging task of disclosure of bad news while enabling hope...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126349/bone-marrow-aspirate-concentrate-for-cartilage-defects-of-the-knee-from-bench-to-bedside-evidence
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Eric J Cotter, Kevin C Wang, Adam B Yanke, Susan Chubinskaya
Objective To critically evaluate the current basic science, translational, and clinical data regarding bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) in the setting of focal cartilage defects of the knee and describe clinical indications and future research questions surrounding the clinical utility of BMAC for treatment of these lesions. Design A literature search was performed using the PubMed and Ovid MEDLINE databases for studies in English (1980-2017) using keywords, including ["bone marrow aspirate" and "cartilage"], ["mesenchymal stem cells" and "cartilage"], and ["bone marrow aspirate" and "mesenchymal stem cells" and "orthopedics"]...
November 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126230/a-survey-of-software-tools-for-microrna-discovery-and-characterization-using-rna-seq
#15
Michele Bortolomeazzi, Enrico Gaffo, Stefania Bortoluzzi
Since the small RNA-sequencing (sRNA-seq) technology became available, it allowed the discovery of thousands new microRNAs (miRNAs) in humans and many other species, providing new data on these small RNAs (sRNAs) of high biological and translational relevance. MiRNA discovery has not yet reached saturation, even in the most studied model organisms, and many researchers are using sRNA-seq in studies with different aims in biomedicine, fundamental research and in applied animal sciences. We review several miRNA discovery and characterization software tools that implement different strategies, providing a useful guide for researchers to select the programs best suiting their study objectives and data...
November 6, 2017: Briefings in Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123356/translational-research-in-oncology-implications-for-palliative-care
#16
Arunangshu Ghoshal
The label "translational research" (TR) has become ever more popular in the biomedical domain in recent years. It is usually presented as an attempt to bridge a supposed gap between knowledge produced at the laboratory bench and its use at the clinical bedside. This is claimed to help society harvest the benefits of its investments in scientific research. The past decade has witnessed a remarkable acceleration in the pace of translational cancer medicine - genome sequencing of various human cancers has been broadly deployed in drug discovery programs, diagnostic tests have been developed to predict molecularly targeted anticancer agents, advent of cancer immunotherapies, an enhanced appreciation of the complex interactions that exist between tumor cells and their microenvironment have revolutionized the management of cancers...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123069/a-neural-algorithm-for-a-fundamental-computing-problem
#17
Sanjoy Dasgupta, Charles F Stevens, Saket Navlakha
Similarity search-for example, identifying similar images in a database or similar documents on the web-is a fundamental computing problem faced by large-scale information retrieval systems. We discovered that the fruit fly olfactory circuit solves this problem with a variant of a computer science algorithm (called locality-sensitive hashing). The fly circuit assigns similar neural activity patterns to similar odors, so that behaviors learned from one odor can be applied when a similar odor is experienced. The fly algorithm, however, uses three computational strategies that depart from traditional approaches...
November 10, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122843/multiorgan-multimodality-imaging-in-cardiometabolic-disease
#18
Vidhya Kumar, Willa A Hsueh, Subha V Raman
Cardiometabolic disease, spanning conditions such as obesity to type 2 diabetes mellitus with excess cardiovascular risk, represents a major public health burden. Advances in preclinical translational science point to potential targets across multiple organ systems for early intervention to improve cardiometabolic health. Validation in clinical trials and translation to care would benefit from in vivo diagnostic techniques that facilitate therapeutic advancements. This review provides a state-of-the-art, multimodality perspective spanning the multiple organ systems that contribute to cardiometabolic disease...
November 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121043/the-poverty-related-neglected-diseases-why-basic-research-matters
#19
Peter J Hotez
Together, malaria and the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) kill more than 800,000 people annually, while creating long-term disability in millions more. International support for mass drug administration, bed nets, and other preventive measures has resulted in huge public health gains, while support for translational research is leading to the development of some new neglected disease drugs, diagnostics, and vaccines. However, funding for basic science research has not kept up, such that we are missing opportunities to create a more innovative pipeline of control tools for parasitic and related diseases...
November 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121042/polish-translation-of-the-anatomical-quality-assurance-aqua-checklist-new-guidelines-for-reporting-in-original-anatomical-studies
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Brandon Michael Henry, Agata Marcinów, Przemysław Pękala, Dominik Taterra, Marios Loukas, R Shane Tubss, Jerzy A Walocha, Krzysztof A Tomaszewski
Recently, an improvement of the quality of reporting and methodology in original research has been observed. Major fields in research have introduced checklists aimed at promoting clear and univocal reporting of methods and results. The basis of evidence-based medicine (EBM) lies in transparent reporting of primary studies. Although clinical research progressed rapidly into evidence-based guidelines, the basic sciences, including anatomy, just recently started to use the rules of EBM. No anatomy-specific standardized research checklist has been introduced so far...
2017: Folia Medica Cracoviensia
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