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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938775/effects-of-different-types-of-dark-brooders-on-injurious-pecking-damage-and-production-related-traits-at-rear-and-lay-in-layers
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A B Riber, D A Guzman
Injurious pecking (IP) remains one of the major welfare challenges in housing of laying hens worldwide due to the negative consequences it inflicts on animal welfare and economy. One potential solution to reduce IP is the use of dark brooders as the primary heat source during rearing. The objective was to investigate effects of rearing layer chicks with different management strategies and size allowances of dark brooders on IP and production-related traits during rear and lay. Groups of 100 to 103 Isa Warren chicks were reared either with one of 4 brooder types (n = 4 per treatment) or with whole-house heating (control: n = 6)...
October 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938720/deep-whole-genome-sequencing-of-90-han-chinese-genomes
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Tianming Lan, Haoxiang Lin, Wenjuan Zhu, Tellier Christian Asker Melchior Laurent, Mengcheng Yang, Xin Liu, Jun Wang, Jian Wang, Huanming Yang, Xun Xu, Xiaosen Guo
Next-generation sequencing provides a high-resolution insight into human genetic information. However, the focus of previous studies has primarily been on low-coverage data due to the high cost of sequencing. Although the 1000 Genomes Project and the Haplotype Reference Consortium have both provided powerful reference panels for imputation, low-frequency and novel variants remain difficult to discover and call with accuracy on the basis of low-coverage data. Deep sequencing provides an optimal solution for the problem of these low-frequency and novel variants...
September 1, 2017: GigaScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938457/the-association-of-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-gene-variation-with-salt-sensitive-blood-pressure
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Worapaka Manosroi, Jia Wei Tan, Chevon M Rariy, Bei Sun, Mark O Goodarzi, Aditi R Saxena, Jonathan S Williams, Luminita H Pojoga, Jessica Lasky-Su, Jinrui Cui, Xiuqing Guo, Kent D Taylor, Yii-Der I Chen, Anny H Xiang, Willa A Hsueh, Leslie J Raffel, Thomas A Buchanan, Jerome I Rotter, Gordon H Williams, Ellen W Seely
Context: Hypertension in young women is uncommon compared to young men and older women. Estrogen appears to protect most women against hypertension with incidence increasing after menopause. Since some premenopausal women develop hypertension, estrogen may play a different role in these women. Genetic variations in the estrogen receptor (ER) are associated with cardiovascular disease. ER-β, encoded by ESR2, is the ER predominantly expressed in vascular smooth muscle. Objective: To determine an association of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in ESR2 with salt-sensitivity of blood pressure (SSBP) and estrogen status in women...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938206/the-moderating-effect-of-the-need-to-belong-and-classroom-composition-on-belongingness-seeking-of-minority-adolescents
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Fu Wen Kuo, Shu Ching Yang
This study aimed to elucidate whether the interaction of classroom composition and the need to belong influences belongingness seeking and, if so, to investigate how upward comparison mediates the effects. The analyses were conducted with a cross-sectional sample of 383 Taiwanese aboriginal adolescents (39.7% male) recruited from schools with mixed-sex/ethnicity (n = 113), single-sex (n = 122), and minority-only (n = 148) classrooms. After controlling for socioeconomic status, the moderation analyses indicated that participants with a chronic need to belong in classes with diversity (mixed sex/ethnicity) perceived higher social acceptance, while those with a chronic need to belong in homogeneous classes (single-sex and minority-only) reported greater feelings of rejection...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938154/massively-parallel-sequencing-of-forensic-strs-and-snps-using-the-illumina-%C3%A2-forenseq%C3%A2-dna-signature-prep-kit-on-the-miseq-fgx%C3%A2-forensic-genomics-system
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Fei Guo, Jiao Yu, Lu Zhang, Jun Li
The ForenSeq™ DNA Signature Prep Kit (ForenSeq Kit) is designed to detect more than 200 forensically relevant markers in a single reaction on the MiSeq FGx™ Forensic Genomics System (MiSeq FGx System), including Amelogenin, 27 autosomal short tandem repeats (A-STRs), 7 X chromosomal STRs (X-STRs), 24 Y chromosomal STRs (Y-STRs) and 94 identity-informative single nucleotide polymorphisms (iSNPs) with the option to contain 22 phenotypic-informative SNPs (pSNPs) and 56 ancestry-informative SNPs (aSNPs). In this study, we evaluated the MiSeq FGx System on three major parts: methodological optimization (DNA extraction, sample quantification, library normalization, diluted libraries concentration, and sample-to-cell arrangement), massively parallel sequencing (MPS) performance (depth of coverage, sequence coverage ratio, and allele coverage ratio), and ForenSeq Kit characteristics (repeatability and concordance, sensitivity, mixture, stability and case-type samples)...
September 8, 2017: Forensic Science International. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938153/massively-parallel-sequencing-of-32-forensic-markers-using-the-precision-id-globalfiler%C3%A2-ngs-str-panel-and-the-ion-pgm%C3%A2-system
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Zheng Wang, Di Zhou, Hui Wang, Zhenjun Jia, Jing Liu, Xiaoqin Qian, Chengtao Li, Yiping Hou
Massively parallel sequencing (MPS) technologies have proved capable of sequencing the majority of the key forensic STR markers. By MPS, not only the repeat-length size but also sequence variations could be detected. Recently, Thermo Fisher Scientific has designed an advanced MPS 32-plex panel, named the Precision ID GlobalFiler™ NGS STR Panel, where the primer set has been designed specifically for the purpose of MPS technologies and the data analysis are supported by a new version HID STR Genotyper Plugin (V4...
September 8, 2017: Forensic Science International. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938133/genetic-polymorphisms-for-19-x-str-loci-of-sichuan-han-ethnicity-and-its-comparison-with-chinese-populations
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Guanglin He, Ye Li, Xing Zou, Mengge Wang, Pengyu Chen, Miao Liao, Jin Wu
X-chromosomal short tandem repeats (X-STRs) can be serviced as a complementary tool in forensic deficiency cases and other complicated kinship identification. To investigate the genetic variation of the western Chinese Han population, genetic polymorphisms of 19 X-STR loci (DXS8378, DXS7423, DXS10148, DXS10159, DXS10134, DXS7424, DXS10164, DXS10162, DXS7132, DXS10079, DXS6789, DXS101, DXS10103, DXS10101, HPRTB, DXS6809, DXS10075, DXS10074 and DXS10135) included in the AGCU X19 PCR amplification kit were obtained from 201 Chinese Han individuals (108 females and 93 males) residing in Sichuan province, western China...
September 15, 2017: Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938105/how-people-from-ethnic-minorities-describe-their-experiences-of-managing-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-qualitative-meta-synthesis
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REVIEW
Virginia Jones, Marie Crowe
BACKGROUND: The increasing prevalence of diabetes is well-documented along with the findings that some ethnic minorities have a higher prevalence than non-minority individuals. Along with possible biological differences between ethnicities, access to economic, social, cultural and symbolic capital may impact on the success of managing type-2 diabetes. OBJECTIVES: To examine how people from ethnic minorities in Western countries describe their experiences of managing type-2 diabetes mellitus...
August 30, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938055/photosynthetic-phenological-variation-may-promote-coexistence-among-co-dominant-tree-species-in-a-madrean-sky-island-mixed-conifer-forest
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D L Potts, R L Minor, Z Braun, G A Barron-Gafford
Across much of western North America, forests are predicted to experience a transition from snow- to rain-dominated precipitation regimes due to anthropogenic climate warming. Madrean sky island mixed conifer forests receive a large portion of their precipitation from summertime convective storms and may serve as a lens into the future for snow-dominated forests after prolonged warming. To better understand the linkage between physiological traits, climate variation, and the structure and function of mixed conifer forests, we measured leaf photosynthetic (A) responses to controlled variation in internal CO2 concentration (Ci) to quantify interspecific phenological variation in A/Ci-derived ecophysiological traits among ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Lawson and C...
September 1, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938047/diversity-in-the-us-infectious-diseases-workforce-challenges-for-women-and-underrepresented-minorities
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Judith A Aberg, Joel Blankson, Jeanne Marrazzo, Adaora A Adimora
Research documents significant gender-based salary inequities among physicians and ongoing inadequacies in recruitment and promotion of physicians from underrepresented minority groups. Given the complexity of the social forces that promote these disparities, their elimination will likely require quantitative and qualitative research to understand the pathways that lead to them and to develop effective solutions. Interventions to combat implicit bias will be required, and structural interventions that hold medical school leadership accountable are needed to achieve and maintain salary equity and racial and gender diversity at all levels...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938029/prognosis-of-combining-remaining-teeth-and-implants-in-double-crown-retained-removable-dental-prostheses-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Meifei Lian, Kai Zhao, Yunzhi Feng, Qian Yao
PURPOSE: The reliability of combining natural teeth and implants in one removable prosthesis is controversial. This systematic review was conducted to evaluate the prognosis of combined tooth/implant-supported double-crown-retained removable dental prostheses (DCR-RDPs) and to compare them with solely implant-supported prostheses with a minimum observation period of 3 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Electronic database (PubMed, Embase, Central, and SCI) and manual searches up to August 2016 were conducted to identify human clinical studies on tooth/implant-supported DCR-RDPs...
September 22, 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937747/photo-and-electrocatalytic-hydrogen-production-using-valence-isomers-of-n2s2-type-nickel-complexes
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Satoshi Inoue, Manabu Mitsuhashi, Takeshi Ono, Yin-Nan Yan, Yusuke Kataoka, Makoto Handa, Tatsuya Kawamoto
Three Schiff-base-type nickel(II) complexes (1a-3a) and the corresponding noninnocent-type complexes (1b-3b) were synthesized, and the equilibria between these valence isomers were observed in tetrahydrofuran (THF) at room temperature. The electronic state of the noninnocent-type nickel complex was also confirmed by isolation of the one-electron-reduced species. The catalytic ability for the photogeneration of hydrogen from water was examined about 1a-3a and 1b-3b in the presence of a photosensitizer and a sacrificial electron donor...
September 22, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937609/job-satisfaction-among-health-care-staff-in-township-health-centers-in-rural-china-results-from-a-latent-class-analysis
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Haipeng Wang, Chengxiang Tang, Shichao Zhao, Qingyue Meng, Xiaoyun Liu
Background: The lower job satisfaction of health-care staff will lead to more brain drain, worse work performance, and poorer health-care outcomes. The aim of this study was to identify patterns of job satisfaction among health-care staff in rural China, and to investigate the association between the latent clusters and health-care staff's personal and professional features; Methods: We selected 12 items of five-point Likert scale questions to measure job satisfaction. A latent-class analysis was performed to identify subgroups based on the items of job satisfaction; Results: Four latent classes of job satisfaction were identified: 8...
September 22, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937490/the-relationship-between-body-mass-index-and-fatty-infiltration-in-the-shoulder-musculature
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David F Dow, Kaushal Mehta, Yuanfang Xu, Eric England
OBJECTIVE: Fatty infiltration in the rotator cuff muscles has been well studied in the setting of rotator cuff tendon tears to help predict outcomes of surgical repair. Fatty infiltration in the rotator cuff has also been independently correlated to the variables of age and sex. The purpose of our study was to determine if there is a relationship between body mass index and fatty infiltration in patients with no imaging evidence of rotator cuff tendinosis or tear. METHODS: Radiology reports of all magnetic resonance imaging examinations of the shoulder were searched over a 2-year period...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937067/histopathological-patterns-of-renal-diseases-in-egyptian-children-a-single-center-experience
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Maher Ahmed Abdel-Hafez, Hend Abdel-Nabi, Mohamed El-Gamasy, Hossam Zayton, Ibrahim Nassar
The present cross-sectional, retrospective study was aimed to determine the histopathological spectrum of renal diseases in Egyptian children and to evaluate the indications, safety, and efficacy of percutaneous renal biopsy (PRB) in a large tertiary center in Egypt. PRBs performed at the Department of Pediatrics, Tanta University Hospital over a period of nine years (from January 2007 to December 2015) were included. Light microscopic (LM) examination was performed in all cases while immunofluorescence and electron microscopic examination were performed in selected cases...
September 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936835/-progress-on-studies-of-impact-on-cyp450-enzymes-activity-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-by-cocktail-probe-substrates-approach
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REVIEW
Xi Du, Xin He, Yu-Hong Huang, Zi-Qiang Li
Cocktail probe substrates approach is a fast, sensitive and high through put method to determine cytochrome P450 enzymes activity. It has been widely used to screen early drug development, analyze drug metabolism types and confirm the metabolism pathways, study drug-drug interactions, optimize clinical regimen, evaluate post marketing drugs and help liver/kidney pathological studies. This article reviewed characteristics of Cocktail probe substrates, focused on the application to traditional Chinese medicine to CYP450 system as follows: the metabolic pathway research of Chinese herb active ingredients; processing way and compatibility of medical herbs affect CYP450; find out the metabolic characteristic of Chinese patent medicine, study in pharmacy of national minority; do research in liver protective effect of traditional Chinese medicine and evaluate traditional Chinese medicine syndromes in animal models...
December 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936646/apomixis-engineering-the-ability-to-harness-hybrid-vigor-in-crop-plants
#17
Joann A Conner, Peggy Ozias-Akins
Apomixis, commonly defined as asexual reproduction through seed, is a reproductive trait that occurs in only a few minor crops, but would be highly valuable in major crops. Apomixis results in seed-derived progenies that are genetically identical to their maternal parent. The advantage of apomixis would lie in seed propagation of elite food, feed, and biofuel crops that are heterozygous such as hybrid corn and switchgrass or self-pollinating crops for which no commercial-scale hybrid production system is available...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936471/analysis-of-hepatitis-c-virus-particle-heterogeneity-in-immunodeficient-human-liver-chimeric-fah-mice
#18
Ursula Andreo, Ype P de Jong, Margaret A Scull, Jing W Xiao, Koen Vercauteren, Corrine Quirk, Michiel C Mommersteeg, Sonia Bergaya, Arjun Menon, Edward A Fisher, Charles M Rice
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a leading cause of chronic liver diseases and the most common indication for liver transplantation in the United States. HCV particles in the blood of infected patients are characterized by heterogeneous buoyant densities, likely owing to HCV association with lipoproteins. However, clinical isolates are not infectious in vitro and the relative infectivity of the particles with respect to their buoyant density therefore cannot be determined, pointing to the need for better in vivo model systems...
November 2017: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936403/non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-lean-subjects-characteristics-and-implications
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REVIEW
Ramesh Kumar, Shantam Mohan
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is commonly diagnosed in obese subjects; however, it is not rare among lean individuals. Given the absence of traditional risk factors, it tends to remain under-recognised. The metabolic profiles of lean NAFLD patients are frequently comparable to those of obese NAFLD patients. Though results from several studies have been mixed, it has been generally revealed that lean subjects with NAFLD have minor insulin resistance compared to that in obese NAFLD. Several genetic variants are associated with NAFLD without insulin resistance...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936368/uncertainty-quantified-computational-analysis-of-the-energetics-of-virus-capsid-assembly
#20
N Clement, M Rasheed, C Bajaj
Most of the existing research in assembly pathway prediction/analysis of viral capsids makes the simplifying assumption that the configuration of the intermediate states can be extracted directly from the final configuration of the entire capsid. This assumption does not take into account the conformational changes of the constituent proteins as well as minor changes to the binding interfaces that continue throughout the assembly process until stabilization. This paper presents a statistical-ensemble based approach which samples the configurational space for each monomer with the relative local orientation between monomers, to capture the uncertainties in binding and conformations...
December 2016: Proceedings
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