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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938722/novel-transcriptome-resources-for-three-scleractinian-coral-species-from-the-indo-pacific
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Carly D Kenkel, Line K Bay
Transcriptomic resources for coral species can provide insight into coral evolutionary history and stress-response physiology. Goniopora columna, Galaxea astreata, and Galaxea acrhelia are scleractinian corals of the Indo-Pacific, representing a diversity of morphologies and life-history traits. G. columna and G. astreata are common and cosmopolitan, while G. acrhelia is largely restricted to the coral triangle and Great Barrier Reef. Reference transcriptomes for these species were assembled from replicate colony fragments exposed to elevated (31°C) and ambient (27°C) temperatures...
September 1, 2017: GigaScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938225/occupant-level-injury-severity-analyses-for-taxis-in-hong-kong-a-bayesian-space-time-logistic-model
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Fanyu Meng, Pengpeng Xu, S C Wong, Helai Huang, Y C Li
This study aimed to identify the factors affecting the crash-related severity level of injuries in taxis and quantify the associations between these factors and taxi occupant injury severity. Casualties resulting from taxi crashes from 2004 to 2013 in Hong Kong were divided into four categories: taxi drivers, taxi passengers, private car drivers and private car passengers. To avoid any biased interpretation caused by unobserved spatial and temporal effects, a Bayesian hierarchical logistic modeling approach with conditional autoregressive priors was applied, and four different model forms were tested...
September 19, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938205/co-exposure-to-methylmercury-and-inorganic-arsenic-in-baby-rice-cereals-and-rice-containing-teething-biscuits
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Sarah E Rothenberg, Brian P Jackson, G Carly McCalla, Alexis Donohue, Alison M Emmons
BACKGROUND: Rice is an important dietary source for methylmercury (MeHg), a potent neurotoxin, and inorganic arsenic (As), a human carcinogen. Rice baby cereals are a dietary source of inorganic As; however, less is known concerning MeHg concentrations in rice baby cereals and rice teething biscuits. METHODS: MeHg concentrations were measured in 36 rice baby cereals, eight rice teething biscuits, and four baby cereals manufactured with oats/wheat (n = 48 total)...
September 19, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936795/the-ugly-truth-about-ourselves-and-our-robot-creations-the-problem-of-bias-and-social-inequity
#4
Ayanna Howard, Jason Borenstein
Recently, there has been an upsurge of attention focused on bias and its impact on specialized artificial intelligence (AI) applications. Allegations of racism and sexism have permeated the conversation as stories surface about search engines delivering job postings for well-paying technical jobs to men and not women, or providing arrest mugshots when keywords such as "black teenagers" are entered. Learning algorithms are evolving; they are often created from parsing through large datasets of online information while having truth labels bestowed on them by crowd-sourced masses...
September 21, 2017: Science and Engineering Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935386/diurnal-cortisol-interacts-with-stressful-events-to-prospectively-predict-depressive-symptoms-in-adolescent-girls
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Keke L Schuler, Camilo J Ruggero, Brandon L Goldstein, Greg Perlman, Daniel N Klein, Roman Kotov
PURPOSE: The aim of present study was to test the diathesis-stress model of depression using baseline cortisol, prospective assessment of depression symptoms, and stressful life events. METHODS: The sample consisted of 527 adolescent girls aged 13.5-15.5 years without major depressive disorder. At baseline, saliva samples were collected at waking, 30 minutes after waking, and 8 p.m. on 3 consecutive days. Diurnal cortisol was indexed by cortisol awakening response (CAR) and area under the curve with respect to ground (AUCg)...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934988/iron-deficiency-parameters-in-autism-spectrum-disorder-clinical-correlates-and-associated-factors
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Serkan Gunes, Ozalp Ekinci, Tanju Celik
BACKGROUND: High prevalence of iron deficiency (ID) and iron deficiency anemia (IDA) has been reported in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, there is a limited number of studies about the association between iron deficiency parameters and clinical symptoms of ASD. This study aims to compare hemoglobin, hematocrit, iron, ferritin, MCV, and RDW levels between ASD patients and healthy controls and to investigate the correlation between these values and clinical symptoms of ASD...
September 21, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934184/rural-and-urban-differences-in-passenger-vehicle-occupant-deaths-and-seat-belt-use-among-adults-united-states-2014
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Laurie F Beck, Jonathan Downs, Mark R Stevens, Erin K Sauber-Schatz
PROBLEM/CONDITION: Motor-vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death in the United States. Compared with urban residents, rural residents are at an increased risk for death from crashes and are less likely to wear seat belts. These differences have not been well described by levels of rurality. REPORTING PERIOD: 2014. DESCRIPTION OF SYSTEMS: Data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) were used to identify passenger-vehicle-occupant deaths from motor-vehicle crashes and estimate the prevalence of seat belt use...
September 22, 2017: MMWR. Surveillance Summaries: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Surveillance Summaries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933774/developmental-care-neonatal-behavior-and-postnatal-maternal-depressive-symptomatology-predict-internalizing-problems-at-18-months-for-very-preterm-children
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R Montirosso, L Giusti, P De Carli, E Tronick, R Borgatti
OBJECTIVE: To provide a prospective developmental model for behavioral outcomes in preterm infants in relation to developmental care (DC) practices and postnatal maternal depression. STUDY DESIGN: A longitudinal, multicenter, follow-up study conducted in 25 Italian tertiary neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). Participants were 162 healthy very preterm infants and their mothers. The level of quality of DC was assessed for each hospital. Infant's neurobehavioral profile was evaluated twice: at discharge (T1) and at 18 months for behavioral problems (T3)...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932644/romidepsin-alone-or-in-combination-with-anti-cd20-chimeric-antigen-receptor-expanded-natural-killer-cells-targeting-burkitt-lymphoma-in-vitro-and-in-immunodeficient-mice
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Yaya Chu, Ashlin Yahr, Brian Huang, Janet Ayello, Matthew Barth, Mitchell S Cairo
Facilitating the development of alternative targeted therapeutic strategies is urgently required to improve outcome or circumvent chemotherapy resistance in children, adolescents, and adults with recurrent/refractory de novo mature B-cell (CD20) non-Hodgkin lymphoma, including Burkitt lymphoma (BL). Romidepsin, a histone deacetylase inhibitor (HDACi), has been used to treat cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. We have demonstrated the significant anti-tumor effect of anti-CD20 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) modified expanded peripheral blood natural killer (exPBNK) against rituximab-sensitive and -resistant BL...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932380/effect-of-expertise-on-boundary-extension-in-approach-sequences
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Emmanuelle Ménétrier, André Didierjean, Frédérique Robin
In a constantly changing environment, one of the conditions for adaptation is based on the visual system's ability to realize predictions. In this context, a question that arises is the evolution of the processes allowing anticipation with regard to the acquisition of knowledge relative to specific situations. We sought to study this question by focusing on boundary extension, the tendency to overestimate the scope of a previously perceived scene. We presented to novice, beginner, and expert car drivers road scenes in the form of approach sequences constituting very briefly displayed photographs (i...
September 2017: I-Perception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932348/liver-transplantation-in-the-treatment-of-severe-iatrogenic-liver-injuries
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Andrea Lauterio, Riccardo De Carlis, Stefano Di Sandro, Fabio Ferla, Vincenzo Buscemi, Luciano De Carlis
The place of liver transplantation in the treatment of severe iatrogenic liver injuries has not yet been widely discussed in the literature. Bile duct injuries during cholecystectomy represent the leading cause of liver transplantation in this setting, while other indications after abdominal surgery are less common. Urgent liver transplantation for the treatment of severe iatrogenic liver injury may-represent a surgical challenge requiring technically difficult and time consuming procedures. A debate is ongoing on the need for centralization of complex surgery in tertiary referral centers...
August 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932243/sensitive-wavelengths-selection-in-identification-of-ophiopogon-japonicus-based-on-near-infrared-hyperspectral-imaging-technology
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Zhengyan Xia, Chu Zhang, Haiyong Weng, Pengcheng Nie, Yong He
Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) technology has increasingly been applied as an analytical tool in fields of agricultural, food, and Traditional Chinese Medicine over the past few years. The HSI spectrum of a sample is typically achieved by a spectroradiometer at hundreds of wavelengths. In recent years, considerable effort has been made towards identifying wavelengths (variables) that contribute useful information. Wavelengths selection is a critical step in data analysis for Raman, NIRS, or HSI spectroscopy. In this study, the performances of 10 different wavelength selection methods for the discrimination of Ophiopogon japonicus of different origin were compared...
2017: International Journal of Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931402/recent-advances-of-bispecific-antibodies-in-solid-tumors
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REVIEW
Shengnan Yu, Anping Li, Qian Liu, Xun Yuan, Hanxiao Xu, Dechao Jiao, Richard G Pestell, Xinwei Han, Kongming Wu
Cancer immunotherapy is the most exciting advancement in cancer therapy. Similar to immune checkpoint blockade and chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CAR-T), bispecific antibody (BsAb) is attracting more and more attention as a novel strategy of antitumor immunotherapy. BsAb not only offers an effective linkage between therapeutics (e.g., immune effector cells, radionuclides) and targets (e.g., tumor cells) but also simultaneously blocks two different oncogenic mediators. In recent decades, a variety of BsAb formats have been generated...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929984/developing-a-hospital-disaster-preparedness-plan-for-mass-casualty-incidents-lessons-learned-from-the-downtown-beirut-bombing
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Mazen El Sayed, Ali F Chami, Eveline Hitti
Mass casualty incidents (MCIs) are becoming more frequent worldwide, especially in the Middle East where violence in Syria has spilled over to many neighboring countries. Lebanon lacks a coordinated prehospital response system to deal with MCIs; therefore, hospital preparedness plans are essential to deal with the surge of casualties. This report describes our experience in dealing with an MCI involving a car bomb in an urban area of downtown Beirut, Lebanon. It uses general response principles to propose a simplified response model for hospitals to use during MCIs...
September 20, 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929858/partnering-to-develop-a-talent-pipeline-for-emerging-health-leaders-in-operations-research
#15
Alfred Ng, Carly Henshaw, Michael Carter
In initiating its first central office for Quality Improvement (QI), The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) sought to accelerate momentum towards achieving its "Quality and Sustainability" strategic priority by building internal capacity in the emerging QI specialty of operations research. The Scarborough Hospital reviewed existing models of talent management in conjunction with Lean and improvement philosophies. Through simple guiding principles and in collaboration with the University of Toronto's Centre for Healthcare Engineering, TSH developed a targeted approach to talent management for Operations Research (OR) in the Office of Innovation and Performance Improvement, reduced the time from staffing need to onboarding, accelerated the development of new staff in delivering QI and OR projects, and defined new structures and processes to retain and develop this group of new emerging health leaders...
May 2017: Healthcare Management Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929833/the-alzheimer-s-disease-metabolic-brain-pattern-in-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Sanne K Meles, Marco Pagani, Dario Arnaldi, Fabrizio De Carli, Barbara Dessi, Silvia Morbelli, Gianmario Sambuceti, Cathrine Jonsson, Klaus L Leenders, Flavio Nobili
We investigated the expression of the Alzheimer's disease-related metabolic brain pattern (ADRP) in (18)F-FDG-PET scans of 44 controls, 27 patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) who did not convert to Alzheimer's disease (AD) after five or more years of clinical follow-up, 95 MCI patients who did develop AD dementia on clinical follow-up, and 55 patients with mild-to-moderate AD. The ADRP showed good sensitivity (84%) and specificity (86%) for MCI-converters when compared to controls, but limited specificity when compared to MCI non-converters (66%)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929276/the-photosynthetic-responses-to-stocking-depth-and-algal-mat-density-in-the-farmed-seaweed-gracilaria-lemaneiformis-gracilariales-rhodophyta
#17
Heng Jiang, Dinghui Zou, Weizhou Chen, Yufeng Yang
The branches and mass of Gracilaria lemaneiformis increase with growth season, and the thalli sink to deeper depths with increasing biomass density during maricultivation. The changing depth and algal mat density may affect the physiology of the algae. In the present study, the photosynthetic behaviors regarding different biomass densities in G. lemaneiformis thalli collected from different stocking depths were determined, to examine how photosynthesis of this farmed alga was affected by the growth depths and algal mat densities...
September 20, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929040/cardiovascular-dysfunction-presenting-as-autonomic-dysreflexia-in-a-patient-with-spinal-cord-injury
#18
Ahmed H Qavi, Salman Assad, Wardha Shabbir, Maryam Kundi, Maham Habib, Sumbal Babar, Mehr Zahid
Autonomic dysreflexia (AD) is a medical emergency that is characterized by hypertension as an autonomic response to noxious stimuli in patients with a history of spinal cord injury at the level of T6 or above. We present the case of a 31-year-old Caucasian male with a history of spinal cord injury at the level of C3-C4, with symptoms described as recurring episodes of hypertension with flushing and sweating above the level of the lesion for the past five to six years. His symptoms are triggered by bowel distention, excitement, a bumpy car ride, or a simple turning of the neck to the left...
July 10, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928420/andreev-molecules-in-semiconductor-nanowire-double-quantum-dots
#19
Zhaoen Su, Alexandre B Tacla, Moïra Hocevar, Diana Car, Sébastien R Plissard, Erik P A M Bakkers, Andrew J Daley, David Pekker, Sergey M Frolov
Chains of quantum dots coupled to superconductors are promising for the realization of the Kitaev model of a topological superconductor. While individual superconducting quantum dots have been explored, control of longer chains requires understanding of interdot coupling. Here, double quantum dots are defined by gate voltages in indium antimonide nanowires. High transparency superconducting niobium titanium nitride contacts are made to each of the dots in order to induce superconductivity, as well as probe electron transport...
September 19, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928126/chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cell-therapies-for-multiple-myeloma
#20
Lekha Mikkilineni, James N Kochenderfer
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a nearly always incurable malignancy of plasma cells, so new approaches to treatment are needed. T-cell therapies are a promising approach for treating MM, with a mechanism of action different than those of standard MM treatments. Chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) are fusion proteins incorporating antigen-recognition domains and T-cell signaling domains. T-cells genetically engineered to express CARs can specifically recognize antigens. Success of CAR T-cells against leukemia and lymphoma has encouraged development of CAR T-cell therapies for MM...
September 19, 2017: Blood
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