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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529841/rapid-and-conformal-coating-of-polymer-resins-by-airbrushing-for-continuous-and-high-speed-roll-to-roll-nanopatterning-parametric-quality-controls-and-extended-applications
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Jae Hyuk Lee, Minho Na, Jiyeop Kim, Kangeun Yoo, Jaekyu Park, Jeong Dae Kim, Dong Kyo Oh, Seungjo Lee, Hongseok Youn, Moon Kyu Kwak, Jong G Ok
We present a facile and scalable coating method based on controlled airbrushing, which is suitable for conformal resin coating in continuous roll-to-roll (R2R) nanoimprint lithography (NIL) process. By controlling the concentration of UV-curable polymeric resin with mixing the volatile solvent and its airbrushing time, the coated resin film thickness can be readily tuned. After R2R NIL using a flexible nanoscale line pattern (nanograting) mold is conducted upon the airbrushed resin film, a large-area uniform nanograting pattern is fabricated with controlled residual layer thickness (RLT) based on the initial film thickness...
2017: Nano Convergence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526672/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-e-mental-health-interventions-to-treat-symptoms-of-posttraumatic-stress
#2
Sara Simblett, Jennifer Birch, Faith Matcham, Lidia Yaguez, Robin Morris
BACKGROUND: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a stress disorder characterized by unwanted intrusive re-experiencing of an acutely distressing, often life-threatening, event, combined with symptoms of hyperarousal, avoidance, as well as negative thoughts and feelings. Evidence-based psychological interventions have been developed to treat these symptoms and reduce distress, the majority of which were designed to be delivered face-to-face with trained therapists. However, new developments in the use of technology to supplement and extend health care have led to the creation of e-Mental Health interventions...
May 17, 2017: JMIR Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520985/warning-statements-and-safety-practices-among-manufacturers-and-distributors-of-electronic-cigarette-liquids-in-the-united-states
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Pebbles Fagan, Pallav Pokhrel, Thaddeus A Herzog, Mignonne C Guy, Kari-Lyn K Sakuma, Dennis R Trinidad, Kevin Cassel, Dorothy Jorgensen, Tania Lynch, Jamie Q Felicitas-Perkins, Sherilyn Palafox, Faith Hamamura, Sarah Maloney, Kaylah Degree, Kymberle Sterling, Eric Moolchan, Mark S Clanton, Thomas Eissenberg
Introduction.: Prior to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) regulation of electronic cigarettes and warning statements related to nicotine addiction, there was no critical examination of manufacturer/distributor voluntary practices that could potentially inform FDA actions aimed to protect consumers. This study examined the content of warning statements and safety characteristics of electronic cigarette liquid bottles using a national sample. Methods.: Research staff randomly selected four electronic cigarette liquid manufacturers/distributors from four U...
May 18, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520484/fe-en-acci%C3%A3-n-promoting-physical-activity-among-churchgoing-latinas
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Elva M Arredondo, John P Elder, Jessica Haughton, Donald J Slymen, James F Sallis, Lilian G Perez, Natalicio Serrano, Maíra T Parra, Rodrigo Valdivia, Guadalupe X Ayala
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the impact of a faith-based intervention to promote physical activity in Latinas. METHODS: We randomized 16 churches in San Diego County, California, to a physical activity intervention or cancer screening comparison condition (n = 436). The intervention followed an ecological framework and involved promotoras. We examined 12-month intervention effects, including accelerometer-based moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA; primary outcome) and secondary outcomes...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517969/prevalence-and-determinants-of-depression-among-patients-under-the-care-of-traditional-health-practitioners-in-a-kenyan-setting-policy-implications
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Christine W Musyimi, Victoria N Mutiso, Abednego M Musau, Lydia K Matoke, David M Ndetei
In Kenya, there is paucity of information on depression among traditional health practitioner (THP) patients, particularly in rural areas. The aim of this study was to estimate prevalence and identify determinants of major depressive disorder (MDD) among patients of THP in rural Kenya using the World Health Organization (WHO) Mental Health Gap Action Programme Intervention Guideline (mhGAP-IG). All adult patients seeking care from trained THPs (either traditional healers such as diviners and herbalists or faith healers, who use treatments such as prayers, laying hands on patients, or providing holy water and ash to their patients) over a period of 3 months (September 2014 to November 2014) were screened for depression using mhGAP-IG and their sociodemographic characteristics recorded...
January 1, 2017: Transcultural Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515443/development-of-a-whole-organism-platform-for-phenotype-based-analysis-of-igf1r-pi3k-akt-tor-action
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Chengdong Liu, Wei Dai, Yan Bai, Changfeng Chi, Yi Xin, Gen He, Kangsen Mai, Cunming Duan
Aberrant regulation of the insulin-like growth factor (IGF)/insulin (IIS)-PI3K-AKT-TOR signaling pathway is linked to major human diseases, and key components of this pathway are targets for therapeutic intervention. Current assays are molecular target- or cell culture-based platforms. Due to the great in vivo complexities inherited in this pathway, there is an unmet need for whole organism based assays. Here we report the development of a zebrafish transgenic line, Tg(igfbp5a:GFP), which faithfully reports the mitotic action of IGF1R-PI3K-Akt-Tor signaling in epithelial cells in real-time...
May 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514629/the-emergent-properties-of-conspecific-attraction-can-limit-a-species-ability-to-track-environmental-change
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Kirk W Stodola, Michael P Ward
Multiple biotic, abiotic, and evolutionary constraints interact to determine a species' range. However, most species are not present in all suitable and accessible locations. Dispersal ability may explain why many species do not occupy all suitable habitat, but highly mobile species also exhibit a mismatch. Habitat selection behavior where individuals are site faithful and settle near conspecifics could create a social pressure that make a species' geographic range resistant to change. We investigated this possibility by using an individual-based model of habitat selection where habitat quality moved each year...
June 2017: American Naturalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512237/regulation-of-dna-demethylation-by-the-xpc-dna-repair-complex-in-somatic-and-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Jaclyn J Ho, Claudia Cattoglio, David T McSwiggen, Robert Tjian, Yick W Fong
Faithful resetting of the epigenetic memory of a somatic cell to a pluripotent state during cellular reprogramming requires DNA methylation to silence somatic gene expression and dynamic DNA demethylation to activate pluripotency gene transcription. The removal of methylated cytosines requires the base excision repair enzyme TDG, but the mechanism by which TDG-dependent DNA demethylation occurs in a rapid and site-specific manner remains unclear. Here we show that the XPC DNA repair complex is a potent accelerator of global and locus-specific DNA demethylation in somatic and pluripotent stem cells...
April 15, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511602/evaluation-of-student-handwashing-practices-during-a-school-based-hygiene-program-in-rural-western-kenya-2007
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Genevieve La Con, Katharine Schilling, Julie Harris, Bobbie Person, Mercy Owuor, Lorraine Ogange, Sitnah Faith, Robert Quick
Unsafe drinking water and inadequate handwashing facilities in primary schools increase the risk of absenteeism due to diarrhea and respiratory infections. To mitigate these risks, we provided 28 schools in rural Western Kenya with handwashing and drinking water stations (containers with lids and taps on metal stands), bleach for water treatment, soap for handwashing, and educational materials. We observed the use of the water stations and assessed teachers' attitudes toward the intervention. Of 151 total handwashing stations, 69 (59%) were observed to have soap and water and treated drinking water 4 months after implementation; observations of pupils showed an increase in handwashing behavior in water stations located < 10 m, as compared with those >10 m, from latrines ( p < ...
January 2017: International Quarterly of Community Health Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502023/sources-of-care-for-alcohol-and-other-drug-problems-the-role-of-the-african-american-church
#10
Eunice C Wong, Kathryn P Derose, Paula Litt, Jeremy N V Miles
African Americans experience significant disparities in treatment access, retention, and quality of care for alcohol and drug use (AOD) problems. Religious congregations, often the first point of contact for help with AOD problems, can play an integral role in improving access to treatment. However, little is known about the role of African American churches in addressing AOD problems. We administered a survey to a faith-based collaborative of 169 African American churches in Los Angeles to examine how AOD problems are identified in congregations, the types of support provided, barriers to providing treatment referrals, and factors associated with the provision of treatment referrals...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500501/-can-one-put-faith-and-work-in-the-same-sentence-faith-development-and-vocation-of-a-female-leader-in-the-engineering-profession
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Claude-Hélène Mayer, Rian Viviers
Faith has been pointed out as a possible resource in strengthening individuals' health and well-being at work. The aim of this article is to gain in-depth knowledge of the faith development and vocation of a selected female leader in a male-dominated work context. The article contributes to research on faith development in women leaders, based on Fowler's faith development theory. This is a single case study grounded in a qualitative research design. In-depth qualitative data were gathered through observation and interviews over 18 months...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492737/the-use-of-medicinal-plants-and-the-role-of-faith-in-family-care
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Crislaine Alves Barcellos de Lima, Ângela Roberta Alves Lima, Cledenir Vergara Mendonça, Caroline Vasconcellos Lopes, Rita Maria Heck
Objective: To understand the use of medicinal plants and the role of faith in the family care system. Method: The adopted methodology is qualitative research, conducted in April and July 2015, in a municipality of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, Brazil, with three informants who have knowledge of the healthcare practices. The data were interpreted using interpretive anthropology. Results: Data interpretation led to two categories: Medicinal plants in health care and Care with the use of plants in the blessing ritual...
May 4, 2017: Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482905/availability-of-family-planning-services-and-quality-of-counseling-by-faith-based-organizations-a-three-country-comparative-analysis
#13
Janine Barden-O'Fallon
BACKGROUND: Faith-based organizations (FBOs) have a long history of providing health services in developing countries and are important contributors to healthcare systems. Support for the wellbeing of women, children, and families is evidenced through active participation in the field of family planning (FP). However, there is little quantitative evidence on the availability or quality of FP services by FBOs. METHODS: The descriptive analysis uses facility-level data collected through recent Service Provision Assessments in Malawi (2013-14), Kenya (2010), and Haiti (2012) to examine 11 indicators of FP service and method availability and nine indicators of comprehensive and quality counseling...
May 8, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480646/amplitude-modulation-based-electrical-stimulation-for-encoding-multipixel-spatiotemporal-visual-information-in-retinal-neural-activities
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Sang Baek Ryu, Jeong Woo Choi, Kun No Ahn, Yong Sook Goo, Kyung Hwan Kim
Retinal implants have been developed as a promising way to restore partial vision for the blind. The observation and analysis of neural activities can offer valuable insights for successful prosthetic electrical stimulation. Retinal ganglion cell (RGC) activities have been investigated to provide knowledge on the requirements for electrical stimulation, such as threshold current and the effect of stimulation waveforms. To develop a detailed 'stimulation strategy' for faithful delivery of spatiotemporal visual information to the brain, it is essential to examine both the temporal and spatial characteristics of RGC responses, whereas previous studies were mainly focused on one or the other...
June 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473812/a-metagenomics-investigation-of-carbohydrate-active-enzymes-along-the-gastrointestinal-tract-of-saudi-sheep
#15
Saad Al-Masaudi, Abdessamad El Kaoutari, Elodie Drula, Hussein Al-Mehdar, Elrashdy M Redwan, Vincent Lombard, Bernard Henrissat
The digestive microbiota of humans and of a wide range of animals has recently become amenable to in-depth studies due to the emergence of DNA-based metagenomic techniques that do not require cultivation of gut microbes. These techniques are now commonly used to explore the feces of humans and animals under the assumption that such samples are faithful proxies for the intestinal microbiota. Sheep (Ovis aries) are ruminant animals particularly adapted to life in arid regions and in particular Najdi, Noaimi (Awassi), and Harrei (Harri) breeds that are raised in Saudi Arabia for milk and/or meat production...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468026/psychiatry-and-religion-opponents-or-collaborators-the-power-of-spirituality-in-contemporary-psychiatry
#16
Miro Jakovljević
Religion and psychiatry have had complicated, sometimes neutral or friendly and cooperative, sometimes competitive and antagonistic relations over their long histories. Relations between psychiatry and religion are influenced by complex belief systems, each diverse and changing. Psychiatry has often ignored spiritual and religious dimension in health and illness while religions influenced the treatment of mental disorders directly by defining mental disorders as evil spirit possessions and prescribing exorcism as treatment...
April 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467161/evaluation-of-the-families-matter-program-in-tanzania-an-intervention-to-promote-effective-parent-child-communication-about-sex-sexuality-and-sexual-risk-reduction
#17
Benjamin A Kamala, Kathryn D Rosecrans, Tiransia A Shoo, Hamid Z Al-Alawy, Faith Berrier, David F Bwogi, Kim S Miller
The Families Matter! Program (FMP) is a curriculum-based intervention designed to give parents and other primary caregivers the knowledge, skills, comfort, and confidence to deliver messages to their 9-12-year-old children about sexuality and practice positive parenting skills. A pre- and post-intervention evaluation study on FMP outcomes was conducted with 658 parent participants and their preadolescent children in two administrative wards in Tanzania in 2014. There was an increase in the proportion of study participants (parent-preadolescent pairs) that had positive attitudes toward sex education...
April 2017: AIDS Education and Prevention: Official Publication of the International Society for AIDS Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464039/correction-of-pten-mutations-in-glioblastoma-cell-lines-via-aav-mediated-gene-editing
#18
Victoria K Hill, Jung-Sik Kim, C David James, Todd Waldman
PTEN is among the most commonly mutated tumor suppressor genes in human cancer. However, studying the role of PTEN in the pathogenesis of cancer has been limited, in part, by the paucity of human cell-based isogenic systems that faithfully model PTEN loss. In an effort to remedy this problem, gene editing was used to correct an endogenous mutant allele of PTEN in two human glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) cell lines- 42MGBA and T98G. PTEN correction resulted in reduced cellular proliferation that was Akt-dependent in 42MGBA cells and Akt-independent in T98G cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463989/identifying-sources-pathways-and-risk-drivers-in-ecosystems-of-japanese-encephalitis-in-an-epidemic-prone-north-indian-district
#19
Manish Kakkar, Sanjay Chaturvedi, Vijay Kumar Saxena, Tapan N Dhole, Ashok Kumar, Elizabeth T Rogawski, Syed Abbas, Vidya V Venkataramanan, Pranab Chatterjee
Japanese Encephalitis (JE) has caused repeated outbreaks in endemic pockets of India. This study was conducted in Kushinagar, a highly endemic district, to understand the human-animal-ecosystem interactions, and the drivers that influence disease transmission. Utilizing the ecosystems approach, a cross-sectional, descriptive study, employing mixed methods design was employed. Four villages (two with pig-rearing and two without) were randomly selected from a high, a medium and a low burden (based on case counts) block of Kushinagar...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453258/study-of-lithium-silicide-nanoparticles-as-anode-materials-for-advanced-lithium-ion-batteries
#20
Xuemin Li, Faith E Kersey-Bronec, John Ke, Jacqueline E Cloud, Yonglong Wang, Chilan Ngo, Svitlana Pylypenko, Yongan Yang
The development of high-performance silicon anodes for the next generation of lithium ion batteries (LIBs) evokes increasing interest in studying its lithiated counterpart-lithium silicide (LixSi). In this paper we report a systematic study of three thermodynamically stable phases of LixSi (x = 4.4, 3.75, and 2.33) plus nitride-protected Li4.4Si, which are synthesized via the high-energy ball-milling technique. All three LixSi phases show improved performance over that of unmodified Si, where Li4.4Si demonstrates optimum performance with a discharging capacity of 3306 (mA h)/g initially and maintains above 2100 (mA h)/g for over 30 cycles and above 1200 (mA h)/g for over 60 cycles at the current density of 358 mA/g of Si...
May 3, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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