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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635353/a-systematic-review-of-supported-accommodation-programs-for-people-released-from-custody
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Bethany Growns, Stuart A Kinner, Elizabeth Conroy, Eileen Baldry, Sarah Larney
One of the challenges that people recently released from custody face is securing housing. Many individuals rely on supported accommodation programs for housing in the immediate post-release period. However, the value of supported accommodation programs in producing positive criminal justice and health outcomes for people released from custody has not been widely examined. This article reviews the current literature on supported accommodation programs and the elements of these services that contribute to positive outcomes for individuals released from custody...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634230/similarity-in-gene-regulatory-networks-suggests-that-cancer-cells-share-characteristics-of-embryonic-neural-cells
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Zan Zhang, Anhua Lei, Liyang Xu, Lu Chen, Yonglong Chen, Xuena Zhang, Yan Gao, Xiaoli Yang, Min Zhang, Ying Cao
Cancer cells are immature cells resulting from cellular reprogramming by gene misregulation, and re-differentiation is expected to reduce malignancy. It is unclear, however, whether cancer cells can undergo terminal differentiation. Here, we show that, inhibition of the epigenetic modification enzymes enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2), histone deacetylases (HDACs) 1 and 3, lysine demethylase 1A (LSD1), or DNA methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1), which all promote cancer development and progression, leads to postmitotic neuron-like differentiation with loss of malignant features in distinct solid cancer cell lines...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633654/physical-activity-and-associated-factors-from-a-cross-sectional-survey-among-adults-in-northern-tanzania
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Beatrice John, Jim Todd, Innocent Mboya, Mary Mosha, Mark Urassa, Tara Mtuy
BACKGROUND: Insufficient physical activity (PA) is a major contributing factor in the growing problem of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in urban and rural Sub-Saharan Africa. This study aimed to determine PA and associated factors among adults in Northern Tanzania. METHODS: We analyzed secondary data from a cross-sectional serological survey nested within the Magu health and demographic sentinel surveillance population in Magu District Northwestern Tanzania. All resident adults aged 15 years and older were invited to participate in the study, and physical activity data were analyzed for 5663 participants...
June 20, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630875/contribution-of-the-microenvironmental-niche-to-glioblastoma-heterogeneity
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REVIEW
Ivy A W Ho, Winston S N Shim
Glioblastoma is the most aggressive cancer of the brain. The dismal prognosis is largely attributed to the heterogeneous nature of the tumor, which in addition to intrinsic molecular and genetic changes is also influenced by the microenvironmental niche in which the glioma cells reside. The cancer stem cells (CSCs) hypothesis suggests that all cancers arise from CSCs that possess the ability to self-renew and initiate tumor formation. CSCs reside in specialized niches where interaction with the microenvironment regulates their stem cell behavior...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626174/lifestyle-changes-and-oxidative-stress-in-a-high-incidence-area-of-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-in-the-southwestern-kii-peninsula-japan
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Tameko Kihira, Kazushi Okamoto, Iori Sakurai, Yuya Arakawa, Ikuro Wakayama, Koichi Takamiya, Ryo Okumura, Yuhto Iinuma, Keiko Iwai, Yasumasa Kokubo, Sohei Yoshida
Objective Lifestyle changes may play an important role in the incidence reduction and delay of onset age of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in the Koza/Kozagawa/Kushimoto (K) area. The aim of this study was to evaluate recent lifestyle changes in the K area and to investigate the relationships between lifestyle and oxidative stress among the residents. Methods We conducted a medical checkup for elderly residents in the K area and the control area and evaluated the urinary 8-OHdG levels, cognitive function test scores and metal contents in serum and scalp hair, coupled with a lifestyle questionnaire survey between 2010 and 2015...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624129/testing-the-reliability-and-validity-of-a-transition-map-for-older-adults-in-long-term-care-settings
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Steven M Savvas, Stephen J Gibson, Paki Rizakis, Marie P Vaughan, Samuel C Scherer
Mapping individual patterns of decline in older adults may aid coordinating long term aged care. This study developed a new scale (Transition Maps) to summarise the overall care pathway for long term aged care residents, in a simplified manner incorporating mapping concepts. Transition Maps were developed using mixed methods in two phases, and based on expert opinion, literature review, and input from aged care health professionals. Four professions (primary physician, nurse, allied health, lifestyle services) generated 147 Transition Maps for 38 residents living in a long term care...
June 14, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623226/entraining-to-the-polar-day-circadian-rhythms-in-arctic-ground-squirrels
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Cory T Williams, Brian M Barnes, Lily Yan, C Loren Buck
Circadian systems are principally entrained to 24h light/dark cycles, but this cue is seasonally absent in polar environments. Although some resident polar vertebrates have weak circadian clocks and are seasonally arrhythmic, the arctic ground squirrel (AGS) maintains daily rhythms of physiology and behavior throughout the summer, which includes six weeks of constant daylight. Here, we show that persistent daily rhythms in AGS are maintained through a circadian system that readily entrains to the polar day yet remains insensitive to entrainment by rapid light-dark transitions, which AGS generate naturally due to their semi-fossorial behavior...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621465/structural-phase-transitions-and-dielectric-switchings-in-a-series-of-organic-inorganic-hybrid-perovskites-abx3-x-clo4-or-bf4
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Yu-Ling Sun, Xiang-Bin Han, Wen Zhang
A series of organic-inorganic hybrid perovskites ABX3 (A = diprotonated 1,4-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane or piperazine; B = Na+ or K+; X = ClO4- or BF4-) has been synthesized. They are featured by cubic cage-like host-guest structures of which the A is the cationic guest residing in the anionic cage B8X12, B is the vertex of the cage with variable coordination numbers between six and twelve, and X is the bridging ligand with mono- and/or bi-dentate coordination modes. Extended Goldschmidt tolerance factor t is used to describe the phase stability of the compounds...
June 16, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621417/cell-fate-decisions-during-neural-crest-ontogeny
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Chaya Kalcheim, Deepak Kumar
The neural crest (NC) originates in the central nervous system (CNS) primordium. Born as an epithelium, NC progenitors undergo an epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition that generates cellular movement away from the CNS. Mesenchymal NC progenitors then migrate through stereotypic pathways characteristic of various axial levels until homing to distinct primordia where phenotypic differentiation takes place. Being the source of most of the peripheral nervous system, pigment cells and ectomesenchyme, the embryonic NC is considered to be a multipotent population of precursors...
2017: International Journal of Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619406/physical-activity-sleep-and-bmi-percentile-in-rural-and-urban-ugandan-youth
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Mary J Christoph, Diana S Grigsby-Toussaint, Rhona Baingana, James M Ntambi
BACKGROUND: Uganda is experiencing a dual burden of over- and undernutrition, with overweight prevalence increasing while underweight remains common. Potential weight-related factors, particularly physical activity, sleep, and rural/urban status, are not currently well understood or commonly assessed in Ugandan youth. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to pilot test a survey measuring weight-related factors in rural and urban Ugandan schoolchildren. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey measured sociodemographics, physical activity, sleep patterns, and dietary factors in 148 rural and urban schoolchildren aged 11-16 in central Uganda...
March 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615294/pituitary-stem-cell-regulation-who-is-pulling-the-strings
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Benoit Cox, Heleen Roose, Annelies Vennekens, Hugo Vankelecom
The pituitary gland plays a pivotal role in the endocrine system, steering fundamental processes of growth, metabolism, reproduction and coping with stress. The adult pituitary contains resident stem cells which are highly quiescent in homeostatic conditions. However, the cells show marked signs of activation during processes of increased cell remodeling in the gland, including maturation at neonatal age, adaptation to physiological demands, regeneration upon injury, and growth of local tumors. Although functions of pituitary stem cells are slowly but gradually uncovered, their regulation largely remains virgin territory...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612388/dermatopathology-education-in-the-era-of-modern-technology
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REVIEW
Neda Shahriari, Jane Grant-Kels, Michael J Murphy
Continuing technological advances are inevitably impacting the study and practice of dermatopathology. We are seeing the transition from glass slide microscopy to virtual microscopy, which is serving both as an accessible educational medium for medical students, residents and fellows in the form of online databases and atlases, as well as a research tool to better inform us regarding the development of visual diagnostic expertise. Expansion in mobile technology is simplifying slide image attainment and providing greater opportunities for phone- and tablet-based microscopy, including teledermatopathology instruction and consultation in resource-poor areas with lack of specialists...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608826/transportation-matters-a-health-impact-assessment-in-rural-new-mexico
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Michelle Del Rio, William L Hargrove, Joe Tomaka, Marcelo Korc
This Health Impact Assessment (HIA) informed the decision of expanding public transportation services to rural, low income communities of southern Doña Ana County, New Mexico on the U.S./Mexico border. The HIA focused on impacts of access to health care services, education, and economic development opportunities. Qualitative and quantitative data were collected from surveys of community members, key informant interviews, a focus group with community health workers, and passenger surveys during an initial introduction of the transit system...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602069/the-study-to-estimate-the-floating-population-in-seoul-korea
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Geon Woo Lee, Yong Jin Lee, Young Eun Kim, Seoung Han Hong, Soo Hwan Kim, Jeong Soo Kim, Jong Tae Lee, Dong Chun Shin, Young Wook Lim
Objectives: The traffic related pollutants have been reported to increase the morbidity of respiratory diseases. In order to apply the management policies related vehicle, the studies of floating population living in cities are important. Methods: The rate of metro rail transit system by passengers residing in Seoul is about 54 % of the total public transport. Through the using rate of metro, people flow ratios of each administrative area were calculated. By applying a people flow ratio that based on the official census count, floating population in 25 regions was calculated...
May 26, 2017: Environmental Health and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599029/transition-consultation-models-in-two-academic-medical-centers
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Jessica I Gold, Rebecca Boudos, Parag Shah, Rita Rossi-Foulkes
Health care transition (HCT), the organized progression from pediatric- to adult-focused models of care, is crucial for patients with chronic childhood conditions. More adolescents with chronic conditions now survive into adulthood and have increased risk of adverse events during HCT. Got Transition-an agreement between the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and the National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health-developed the Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition 2.0, defining the components of HCT. Most HCT programs incorporate these elements, but delivery varies...
June 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598724/prevalence-awareness-and-factors-associated-with-hypertension-in-north-west-tanzania
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Neema R Mosha, Michael Mahande, Adinan Juma, Innocent Mboya, Rob Peck, Mark Urassa, Denna Michael, Jim Todd
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is a public health problem, and yet few people are aware of it and even fewer access effective treatment. With the ongoing demographic transition in many parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, people are changing from rural, manual work to urban lifestyles, hence the risk of hypertension increases. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed at determining the prevalence, awareness and risk factors associated with hypertension in North West Tanzania. DESIGN: A community-based cross-sectional study was conducted among adults in Magu District in 2013...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589252/manifestations-of-hiv-stigma-and-their-impact-on-retention-in-care-for-people-transitioning-from-prisons-to-communities
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Rebecca Kemnitz, Theresa C Kuehl, Karli R Hochstatter, Emily Barker, Anna Corey, Elizabeth A Jacobs, Michael D Repplinger, William J Ehlenbach, David W Seal, James M Sosman, Ryan P Westergaard
BACKGROUND: While most people living with HIV who are incarcerated in United States receive appropriate HIV care while they are in prison, interruptions in antiretroviral therapy and virologic failure are extremely common after they are released. The purpose of this study was to describe whether and how HIV stigma influences continuity of care for people living with HIV while they transition from prison to community settings. METHODS: We conducted semi-structured, telephone-based interviews with 32 adults who received HIV care while residing in a Wisconsin state prison, followed by a second interview 6 months after they returned to their home community...
December 2017: Health & Justice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586678/polar-oceans-in-a-changing-climate
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David K A Barnes, Geraint A Tarling
Most of Earth's surface is blue or white, but how much of each would depend on the time of observation. Our planet has been through phases of snowball (all frozen), greenhouse (all liquid seas) and icehouse (frozen and liquid). Even during current icehouse conditions, the extent of ice versus water has changed considerably between ice ages and interglacial periods. Water has been vital for life on Earth and has driven and been influenced by transitions between greenhouse and icehouse. However, neither the possession of water nor having liquid and frozen seas are unique to Earth (Figure 1)...
June 5, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586230/weak-donor-acceptor-interaction-and-interface-polarization-define-photoexcitation-dynamics-in-the-mos2-tio2-composite-time-domain-ab-initio-simulation
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Yaqing Wei, Linqiu Li, Wei-Hai Fang, Run Long, Oleg V Prezhdo
To realize the full potential of transition metal dichalcogenides interfaced with bulk semiconductors for solar energy applications, fast photoinduced charge separation and slow electron-hole recombination are needed. Using a combination of time-domain density functional theory with nonadiabatic molecular dynamics, we demonstrate that the key features of the electron transfer (ET), energy relaxation and electron-hole recombination in a MoS2-TiO2 system are governed by the weak van der Waals interfacial interaction and interface polarization...
June 6, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585940/identifying-the-core-seed-bank-of-a-complex-boreal-bacterial-metacommunity
#20
Clara Ruiz-González, Juan Pablo Niño-García, Steven W Kembel, Paul A Del Giorgio
Seed banks are believed to contribute to compositional changes within and across microbial assemblages, but the application of this concept to natural communities remains challenging. Here we describe the core seed bank of a bacterial metacommunity from a boreal watershed, using the spatial distribution of bacterial operational taxonomic units (OTUs) across 223 heterogeneous terrestrial, aquatic and phyllosphere bacterial assemblages. Taxa were considered potential seeds if they transitioned from rare to abundant somewhere within the metacommunity and if they were ubiquitous and able to persist under unfavorable conditions, the latter assessed by checking their presence in three deeply sequenced samples (one soil, one river and one lake, 2...
June 6, 2017: ISME Journal
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