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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445464/burgess-shale-fossils-illustrate-the-origin-of-the-mandibulate-body-plan
#1
Cédric Aria, Jean-Bernard Caron
Retracing the evolutionary history of arthropods has been one of the greatest challenges in biology. During the past decade, phylogenetic analyses of morphological and molecular data have coalesced towards the conclusion that Mandibulata, the most diverse and abundant group of animals, is a distinct clade from Chelicerata, in that its members possess post-oral head appendages specialized for food processing, notably the mandible. The origin of the mandibulate body plan, however, which encompasses myriapods, crustaceans and hexapods, has remained poorly documented...
April 26, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444635/the-leukocentric-theory-of-neurological-disorder-a-manifesto
#2
Robert Fern
Approximately half of the human brain is composed of white matter (WM), a specialized tissue housing the axonal projection of neurons and their necessary supporting glial cells. Axons course long distances from their parent soma, have a delicate structure, large surface area and in many cases are dependent upon a uniquely close morphological arrangement with myelinating oligodendrocyte partners; all factors that may predispose them to injury and disease. WM damage is central to a range of well-characterized disorders including multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury and is also makes a significant contribution to disorders often considered to be largely focused in gray matter; for example, in stroke where ~49% of injury by volume is located in WM...
April 25, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444470/sexual-orientation-differences-in-health-and-wellbeing-among-women-living-with-hiv-in-canada-findings-from-a-national-cohort-study
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Carmen H Logie, Ashley Lacombe-Duncan, Ying Wang, Angela Kaida, Alexandra de Pokomandy, Kath Webster, Tracey Conway, Mona Loutfy
Sexual orientation differences in health and wellbeing among women living with HIV (WLH) are underexplored. Limited research available, however, suggests that sexual minority WLH may experience barriers to HIV care. Cross-sectional baseline data was analyzed from a Canadian cohort study with WLH (sexual minority women [SMW]: n = 180; heterosexual women: n = 1240). SMW (median age 38 years, IQR 13) included bisexual (58.9%), lesbian (17.8%) and other sexualities (23.3%). In multivariable analyses adjusting for age, poverty, education, and ethnicity, SMW identity was associated with increased odds of: clinical (80% vs...
April 25, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444384/e-science-technologies-in-a-workflow-for-personalized-medicine-using-cancer-screening-as-a-case-study
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Ola Spjuth, Andreas Karlsson, Mark Clements, Keith Humphreys, Emma Ivansson, Jim Dowling, Martin Eklund, Alexandra Jauhiainen, Kamila Czene, Henrik Grönberg, Pär Sparén, Fredrik Wiklund, Abbas Cheddad, Þorgerður Pálsdóttir, Mattias Rantalainen, Linda Abrahamsson, Erwin Laure, Jan-Eric Litton, Juni Palmgren
Objective: We provide an e-Science perspective on the workflow from risk factor discovery and classification of disease to evaluation of personalized intervention programs. As case studies, we use personalized prostate and breast cancer screenings. Materials and Methods: We describe an e-Science initiative in Sweden, e-Science for Cancer Prevention and Control (eCPC), which supports biomarker discovery and offers decision support for personalized intervention strategies...
April 21, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444240/non-specific-effects-of-oral-polio-vaccine-on-diarrheal-burden-and-etiology-among-bangladeshi-infants
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Alexander Upfill-Brown, Mami Taniuchi, James A Platts-Mills, Beth Kirkpatrick, Stacey L Burgess, M Steven Oberste, William Weldon, Eric Houpt, Rashidul Haque, K Zaman, William A Petri
Background: As the global polio eradication initiative prepares to cease use of oral polio vaccine (OPV) in 2020, there is increasing interest in understanding if oral vaccination provides non-specific immunity to other infections so that the consequences of this transition can be effectively planned for and mitigated. Methods: Data was collected from infants in an urban slum in Bangladesh (Mirpur, Dhaka) as part of the PROVIDE study. Following vaccination with tOPV at 6,10, and 14 weeks, infants were randomly assigned to receive tOPV (n=315) or IPV (n=299) at 39 weeks...
April 24, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441989/ara-h2-levels-in-dust-from-homes-of-individuals-with-peanut-allergy-and-individuals-with-peanut-tolerance
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Jodi Shroba, Charles Barnes, Maya Nanda, Chitra Dinakar, Christina Ciaccio
BACKGROUND: Approximately 1% of the U.S. population has a peanut allergy. Previous studies that measured peanut protein in house dust support the hypothesis that household peanut consumption may lead to clinical sensitization through transdermal exposure. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this pilot study was to characterize Ara h2 levels in house dust from homes with and without individuals with peanut allergy. METHODS: Household dust was obtained from homes with an individual with peanut allergy and from homes with no individual with peanut allergy...
May 1, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441039/high-throughput-processing-to-preserve-viable-cells-a-precision-medicine-initiative-cohort-program-workshop
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Rebekah S Rasooly, Daniel R Gossett, Marianne K Henderson, Allison Hubel, Stephen N Thibodeau
Conventionally, biobanks supporting clinical research studies have preserved serum, plasma, urine, saliva, a variety of tissue types, and stool. With the emergence of increasingly sophisticated technologies for analyzing single cells, there is growing interest in preserving viable blood cells for future functional studies. The new All of Us Research Program (formerly the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program) biobank plans to house samples from a million or more individuals as part of a cohort with rich phenotypic data and longitudinal follow-up ( www...
April 25, 2017: Biopreservation and Biobanking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438231/health-technology-assessment-in-evaluation-of-pharmaceuticals-in-the-czech-republic
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Lenka Vostalová, Jana Mazelová, Jiří Samek, Milan Vocelka
OBJECTIVES: In the Czech Republic, the health technology assessment (HTA) approaches have been implemented in evaluation of medicinal products since 2008. The aim of this study was to provide an overview of the implementation of HTA and different levels thereof in the evaluation process conducted by the State Institute for Drug Control (SUKL) and to describe the impact of HTA on the entrance of new medicinal entities into out-patient healthcare system including highly innovative and orphan drugs...
April 25, 2017: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437636/chimeric-flock-house-virus-protein-a-with-endoplasmic-reticulum-targeting-domain-enhances-viral-replication-and-virus-like-particle-trans-encapsidation-in-plants
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Yiyang Zhou, Christopher M Kearney
Flock House virus (FHV) RNA can be trans-encapsidated, entirely in planta, by tobacco mosaic virus coat protein to form virus-like particles (VLPs). Vaccination with these VLPs leads to strong antigen expression in mice and immune-activation. We hypothesize that creating an additional cellular site for replication and/or trans-encapsidation might significantly improve the final output of trans-encapsidated product. FHV protein A was engineered to target the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) via a heterologous tobacco etch virus ER-targeting domain, and was expressed in cis or in trans relative to the replicating FHV RNA1...
April 21, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435176/climate-shocks-and-rural-urban-migration-in-mexico-exploring-nonlinearities-and-thresholds
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Raphael J Nawrotzki, Jack DeWaard, Maryia Bakhtsiyarava, Jasmine Trang Ha
Adverse climatic conditions may differentially drive human migration patterns between rural and urban areas, with implications for changes in population composition and density, access to infrastructure and resources, and the delivery of essential goods and services. However, there is little empirical evidence to support this notion. In this study, we investigate the relationship between climate shocks and migration between rural and urban areas within Mexico. We combine individual records from the 2000 and 2010 Mexican censuses (n=683,518) with high-resolution climate data from Terra Populus that are linked to census data at the municipality level (n=2,321)...
January 2017: Climatic Change
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430039/distractor-resistant-stm-is-supported-by-transient-changes-in-neural-stimulus-representations
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Jan Derrfuss, Matthias Ekman, Michael Hanke, Marc Tittgemeyer, Christian J Fiebach
Goal-directed behavior in a complex world requires the maintenance of goal-relevant information despite multiple sources of distraction. However, the brain mechanisms underlying distractor-resistant working or STM are not fully understood. Although early single-unit recordings in monkeys and fMRI studies in humans pointed to an involvement of lateral prefrontal cortices, more recent studies highlighted the importance of posterior cortices for the active maintenance of visual information also in the presence of distraction...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429631/household-food-insecurity-among-people-living-with-hiv-in-sagamu-nigeria-a-preliminary-study
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Oluwafolahan O Sholeye, Victor J Animasahun, Albert A Salako, Bankole K Oyewole
BACKGROUND: Household food insecurity has been associated with increased risk of transmission of HIV infection and poor treatment outcomes. This study therefore determined the prevalence of household food insecurity and its associated factors among people living with HIV in Sagamu, Ogun State, Nigeria. METHODS: A cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out among 244 adult clients accessing care and support at the teaching hospital in Sagamu, Nigeria, selected via systematic sampling...
January 1, 2017: Nutrition and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427115/personality-assessment-and-model-comparison-with-behavioral-data-a-statistical-framework-and-empirical-demonstration-with-bonobos-pan-paniscus
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Jordan S Martin, Scott A Suarez
Interest in quantifying consistent among-individual variation in primate behavior, also known as personality, has grown rapidly in recent decades. Although behavioral coding is the most frequently utilized method for assessing primate personality, limitations in current statistical practice prevent researchers' from utilizing the full potential of their coding datasets. These limitations include the use of extensive data aggregation, not modeling biologically relevant sources of individual variance during repeatability estimation, not partitioning between-individual (co)variance prior to modeling personality structure, the misuse of principal component analysis, and an over-reliance upon exploratory statistical techniques to compare personality models across populations, species, and data collection methods...
April 20, 2017: American Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426836/facework-and-trust-in-facilitating-health-focused-housing-interventions
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Dominic Aitken, Philip Hodgson, Glenda Cook, Allison Lawson
The link between housing and health is of increasing importance in the UK policy and practice context, in which poor housing is often accepted as a social determinant of poor health. Service users' experiences of, and outcomes from, a British information, advice, support and guidance service focused on the relationship between housing problems and health issues were explored. This service facilitates home improvements for privately housed residents with housing issues exacerbating or causing health problems...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424567/access-barriers-to-services-by-immigrant-mothers-of-children-with-autism-in-canada
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Nazilla Khanlou, Nasim Haque, Nida Mustafa, Luz Maria Vazquez, Anne Mantini, Jonathan Weiss
Equal access for autism services remains suboptimal for diverse groups. In Canada, little is known about the barriers immigrant mothers face accessing services and support for their children with developmental disabilities. In this qualitative study, 21 immigrant mothers of children with Autism, from a diverse ethno cultural background, were interviewed in Toronto, Canada. We apply House's (1981) four domains of social support to analyze findings. Structural support challenges, such as delays in diagnosis, fragmented and dispersed services were common, followed by instrumental challenges due to loss of social ties and stigma...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421932/learning-disability-nurse-numbers-heading-in-the-wrong-direction
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The UK's record on supporting people with learning disabilities is patchy to say the least. For decades people were housed in inappropriate institutions where abuse was rife, and attempts to improve their lives by delivering better services in the community have come up short because they have not been afforded sufficient priority.
April 19, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420808/sequence-variations-in-estrogen-receptor-1-and-2-genes-and-their-association-with-egg-production-traits-in-chinese-dagu-chickens
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Xiaotian Niu, Thobela Louis Tyasi, Ning Qin, Dehui Liu, Hongyan Zhu, Xiaoxia Chen, Fengwei Zhang, Shuguo Yuan, Rifu Xu
Estrogen receptors α (ESR1) and β (ESR2) play central roles in folliculogenesis, and therefore in reproductive biology. In the present study, two single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were identified in the ESR1 and ESR2 genes using PCR-single strand conformation polymorphism (PCR-SSCP) and DNA sequencing. One of the identified SNPs, a T1101C transition located within exon 4 of the ESR1 gene, was significantly associated with hen-housed egg production (HHEP) at 30, 43, 57 and 66 weeks of age (P<0.05), and egg weight (EW) at 30 weeks (P<0...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420244/occupation-based-practices-and-homelessness-a-scoping-review
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Laurence Roy, Catherine Vallée, Bonnie H Kirsh, Carrie Anne Marshall, Rebecca Marval, Alissa Low
BACKGROUND: Persons experiencing or at risk of homelessness have occupational needs that are seldom addressed in the Canadian system of care. The lack of documented evidence on occupational therapy practices in this field hinders the development of the profession. PURPOSE: This article identifies current and potential practices that aim to enable or support the occupations of persons experiencing or at risk of homelessness. METHOD: A scoping review was conducted, including evidence from both occupational therapy and non-occupational therapy sources...
January 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy. Revue Canadienne D'ergothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417336/treatment-of-depression-in-adults-with-fabry-disease
#19
Nadia Ali, Scott Gillespie, Dawn Laney
Fabry disease (FD) is a genetic X-linked, multisystemic, progressive lysosomal storage disorder (LSD). Depression has emerged as a disease complication, with prevalence estimates ranging from 15 to 62%. This is a pilot study examining the effects of psychological counseling for depression in FD on depression, adaptive functioning (AF), quality of life (QOL), and subjective pain experience. Telecounseling was also piloted, as it has beneficial effects in other chronic diseases which make in-person counseling problematic...
April 18, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414786/the-model-for-end-stage-liver-disease-meld-as-a-predictor-of-short-term-mortality-in-staphylococcus-aureus-bloodstream-infection-a-single-centre-observational-study
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Jan A Roth, Andreas F Widmer, Sarah Tschudin-Sutter, Marc Dangel, Reno Frei, Manuel Battegay, Balthasar L Hug
BACKGROUND: Automated laboratory-based prediction models may support clinical decisions in Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections (BSIs), which carry a particularly high mortality. Small studies indicated that the laboratory-based Model for End-stage Liver Disease (MELD) score is a risk factor for mortality in critically ill patients with infections. For S. aureus BSIs, we therefore aimed to assess a potential association of the MELD score with mortality. METHODS: In this single-centre observational study, all consecutive patients with a first episode of methicillin-susceptible S...
2017: PloS One
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