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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651329/high-speed-and-high-ratio-referential-genome-compression
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Yuansheng Liu, Hui Peng, Limsoon Wong, Jinyan Li
Motivation: The rapidly increasing number of genomes generated by high-throughput sequencing platforms and assembly algorithms is accompanied by problems in data storage, compression and communication. Traditional compression algorithms are unable to meet the demand of high compression ratio due to the intrinsic challenging features of DNA sequences such as small alphabet size, frequent repeats and palindromes. Reference-based lossless compression, by which only the differences between two similar genomes are stored, is a promising approach with high compression ratio...
June 23, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649873/can-you-snooze-your-way-to-an-a-exploring-the-complex-relationship-between-sleep-autonomic-activity-wellbeing-and-performance-in-medical-students
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Erin Cvejic, Shiny Huang, Uté Vollmer-Conna
OBJECTIVE: Medical training brings with it multiple stressors, including demanding workloads in highly competitive environments, with well-documented impact on psychiatric morbidity. This study evaluated the impact of sleep-related factors on psychological wellbeing, cognitive task performance and academic standing in medical students. METHODS: A total of 59 undergraduate medical students took part in this cross-sectional study over two consecutive days. Participants responded to questionnaires about their physical and psychological health, sleep, functioning and academic performance at the initial visit...
June 1, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649448/junior-faculty-core-curriculum-to-enhance-faculty-development
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Ronnie Guillet, Robert G Holloway, Robert A Gross, Katie Libby, Janine R Shapiro
INTRODUCTION: Senior Instructors and Assistant Professors in their first academic appointment may not have all the tools for an efficient start to their careers. Although many institutions provide access to mentoring programs and seminars on faculty development, the timing and format of the offerings often conflict with ongoing responsibilities of the faculty, particularly clinical faculty. METHODS: We established a collaboration between the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and the University of Rochester Medical Center Office for Faculty Development with the goal of developing a week-long Junior Faculty Core Curriculum that would better suit faculty schedules...
April 2017: Journal of clinical and translational science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648219/primary-care-collaboration-to-improve-diagnosis-and-screening-for-colorectal-cancer
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Gordon D Schiff, Trudy Bearden, Lindsay Swain Hunt, Jennifer Azzara, Jay Larmon, Russell S Phillips, Sara Singer, Brandon Bennett, Jonathan R Sugarman, Asaf Bitton, Andrew Ellner
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a leading cause of cancer death, reducible by screening and early diagnosis, yet many patients fail to receive recommended screening. As part of an academic improvement collaborative, 25 primary care practices worked to improve CRC screening and diagnosis. METHODS: The project featured triannual learning sessions, monthly conference calls, practice coach support, and monthly reporting. The project phases included literature review and interviews with national leaders/organizations, development of driver diagrams to identify key factors and change ideas, project launch and practice team planning, and a practice improvement phase...
July 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644617/dynamic-covalent-chemistry-of-carbon-dioxide-opportunities-to-address-environmental-issues
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Jean Septavaux, Geoffroy Germain, Julien Leclaire
Extraction and purification of basic chemicals from complex mixtures has been a persistent issue throughout the development of the chemical sciences. The chemical industry and academic research have grown over the centuries by following a deconstruction-reconstruction approach, reminiscent of the metabolism process. Chemists have designed and optimized extraction, purification, and transformation processes of molecules from natural deposits (fossil fuels, biomass, ores), in order to reassemble them into complex adducts...
June 23, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641740/the-power-of-language-nutrition-for-children-s-brain-development-health-and-future-academic-achievement
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Lauren Head Zauche, Ashley E Darcy Mahoney, Taylor A Thul, Michael S Zauche, Arianne B Weldon, Jennifer L Stapel-Wax
Language Nutrition, a term created to describe language exposure that is rich in quality and quantity and delivered in the context of social interactions, is crucial for a child's development and is strongly associated with his/her future literacy, academic achievement, and health. However, significant differences in children's early language environments contribute to disparities in their educational and health trajectories. Interventions, including book distribution programs, coaching parents to enrich their child's language environment, and public awareness campaigns, have all been shown to positively influence a child's access to language-rich interactions...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640997/from-1d-polymers-to-2d-polymers-preparation-of-free-standing-single-monomer-thick-two-dimensional-conjugated-polymers-in-water
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Na Zhang, Taisheng Wang, Xing Wu, Chen Jiang, Taiming Zhang, Bangkun Jin, Hengxing Ji, Wei Bai, Ruke Bai
Recently, investigation on two-dimensional (2D) organic polymers has made great progress, and conjugated 2D polymers already play a dynamic role in both academic and practical applications. However, a convenient, noninterfacial approach to obtain single-layer 2D polymers in solution, especially in aqueous media, remains challenging. Herein, we present a facile, highly efficient, and versatile "1D to 2D" strategy for preparation of free-standing single-monomer-thick conjugated 2D polymers in water without any aid...
June 24, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639806/math-related-career-aspirations-and-choices-within-eccles-et-al-s-expectancy-value-theory-of-achievement-related-behaviors
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Fani Lauermann, Yi-Miau Tsai, Jacquelynne S Eccles
Which occupation to pursue is one of the more consequential decisions people make and represents a key developmental task. Yet the underlying developmental processes associated with either individual or group differences in occupational choices are still not well understood. This study contributes toward filling this gap, focusing in particular on the math domain. We examined two aspects of Eccles et al.'s (1983) expectancy-value theory of achievement-related behaviors: (a) the reciprocal associations between adolescents' expectancy and subjective task value beliefs and adolescents' career plans and (b) the multiplicative association between expectancies and values in predicting occupational outcomes in the math domain...
June 22, 2017: Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639805/how-do-parent-expectations-promote-child-academic-achievement-in-early-elementary-school-a-test-of-three-mediators
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John Loughlin-Presnal, Karen L Bierman
Using a longitudinal mediation framework and a low-income sample, this study had 2 aims: (a) to model bidirectional associations between parent academic expectations and child academic outcomes from first through fifth grade, and (b) to explore 3 mediators of parental influence: parent involvement in child schooling, child learning behaviors, and child perceived academic competence. Participants included 356 children and their caregivers (89% mothers) recruited from Head Start centers (58% European American, 25% African American, 17% Latino)...
June 22, 2017: Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639180/initial-maternal-serum-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-levels-in-pregnancies-achieved-after-assisted-reproductive-technology-are-higher-after-preimplantation-genetic-screening-and-after-frozen-embryo-transfer-a-retrospective-cohort
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Elie Hobeika, Sonali Singh, Shaveta Malik, Eric S Knochenhauer, Michael L Traub
PURPOSE: Few published articles have compared initial hCG values across all different types of ART cycles, including cycles with fresh or frozen embryo transfer. No articles have compared initial hCG values in cycles utilizing preimplantation genetic screening (PGS). The purpose of this study is to compare initial hCG values after fresh embryo transfer, frozen embryo transfer, and after PGS. METHODS: This was a single-center retrospective cohort study at an academically affiliated private IVF center...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638809/dual-peer-mentoring-program-for-undergraduate-medical-students-exploring-the-perceptions-of-mentors-and-mentees
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Parya Abdolalizadeh, Saeed Pourhassan, Roghayeh Gandomkar, Farrokh Heidari, Amir Ali Sohrabpour
Background: Despite the advantages of dual peer mentoring, there are a few reports of implementing and evaluating such programs for medical students. This study aimed at exploring the perceptions of mentors and mentees about the dual peer mentoring program for the first year undergraduate medical students of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Methods: This qualitative study was conducted at the end of the first year of implementing the mentoring program. All mentees and mentors were invited to participate in focus group discussions...
2017: Medical Journal of the Islamic Republic of Iran
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633935/teacher-student-relationship-quality-and-academic-achievement-in-elementary-school-a-longitudinal-examination-of-gender-differences
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Daniel B Hajovsky, Benjamin A Mason, Luke A McCune
Multiple group longitudinal cross-lagged panel models were implemented to understand the directional influences between teacher-student closeness and conflict and measured math and reading achievement across elementary grades and gender groups using the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development longitudinal sample (N=1133). Specifically, after testing multiple group longitudinal measurement invariance to ensure consistent measurement across genders and time, and tests of equivalence of the latent parameters, we were interested in whether longitudinal changes in teacher-rated closeness and conflict explained longitudinal changes in achievement, and vice versa, and whether those longitudinal influences varied by gender...
August 2017: Journal of School Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633933/trajectories-of-self-evaluation-bias-in-primary-and-secondary-school-parental-antecedents-and-academic-consequences
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Arielle Bonneville-Roussy, Thérèse Bouffard, Carole Vezeau
Using a longitudinal approach spanning nine years of children's formal education, this study investigated the developmental trajectories of self-evaluation bias of academic competence. The study also examined how parenting styles were associated with the trajectories of bias in mid-primary school, and how those trajectories predicted academic outcomes at the end of secondary school and the beginning of college. A total of 711 children in 4th and 5th grades (mean age=10.71years old; 358 girls) participated in this study...
August 2017: Journal of School Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633149/tibial-eminence-involvement-with-tibial-plateau-fracture-predicts-slower-recovery-and-worse-postoperative-range-of-knee-motion
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Sanjit R Konda, Adam Driesman, Arthur Manoli, Roy I Davidovitch, Kenneth A Egol
OBJECTIVES: To examine 1-year functional and clinical outcomes in patients with tibial plateau fractures with tibial eminence involvement. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data. SETTING: Academic Medical Center. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: All patients who presented with a tibial plateau fracture (Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) 41-B and 41-C). INTERVENTION: Patients were divided into fractures with a tibial eminence component (+TE) and those without (-TE) cohorts...
July 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632246/declines-noted-in-cognitive-processes-and-association-with-achievement-among-children-with-leukemia
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Kathleen C Insel, Marilyn J Hockenberry, Lynette L Harris, Kari M Koerner, Zhenqiang Lu, Kristin B Adkins, Olga A Taylor, Patricia M Gundy, Ida M Moore
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To assess change in specific cognitive processes during treatment with chemotherapy only among children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). 
. DESIGN: A prospective, repeated measures design.
. SETTING: Pediatric oncology treatment centers at Banner-University Medical Center Tucson/Banner Children's-Diamond Medical Center (University of Arizona) and Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology centers (Baylor College of Medicine) in Houston...
July 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630874/mental-and-reproductive-health-correlates-of-academic-performance-among-debre-berhan-university-female-students-ethiopia-the-case-of-premenstrual-dysphoric-disorder
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Sisay Mulugeta Alemu, Tesfa Dejenie Habtewold, Yohannes Gebreegziabhere Haile
BACKGROUND: Globally 3 to 8% of reproductive age women are suffering from premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Several mental and reproductive health-related factors cause low academic achievement during university education. However, limited data exist in Ethiopia. The aim of the study was to investigate mental and reproductive health correlates of academic performance. METHODS: Institution based cross-sectional study was conducted with 667 Debre Berhan University female students from April to June 2015...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630504/academic-pharmacy-where-is-our-influence
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Stefanie P Ferreri, L Brian Cross, Scott D Hanes, Tara Jenkins, Douglas Meyer, Amy Pittenger
Objective. To evaluate the talents of fellows from cohorts 1-10 of the Academic Leadership Fellows Program (ALFP). Methods. This was a descriptive analysis of previously collected ALFP cohort data reflecting the talents using the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment tool. Data consisted of 295 fellows from the first 10 years of the ALFP program. The Clifton StrengthsFinder talents were aggregated and analyzed to determine talents (strengths) distribution and domain. The aggregate of the four domains were compared among ALFP fellows using a chi-square analysis with an a priori alpha of ...
May 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629584/association-of-vitamin-d-intake-and-serum-levels-with-fertility-results-from-the-lifestyle-and-fertility-study
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June L Fung, Terryl J Hartman, Rosemary L Schleicher, Marlene B Goldman
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the role of vitamin D intake and serum levels on conception of clinical pregnancy and live birth. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Academic medical centers. PATIENT(S): Healthy, nulliparous women, age 18-39 years, and their male partners. INTERVENTION(S): None. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Clinical pregnancy and live birth were compared between those who did or did not meet the vitamin D estimated average requirement (EAR) intake (10 μg/d) and with serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) considered at risk for inadequacy or deficiency (<50 nmol/L) or sufficient (≥50 nmol/L)...
June 16, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628346/physician-review-portals-do-not-favor-highly-cited-us-ophthalmologists
#19
Janusz Skrzypecki, Joanna Przybek
PURPOSE: Physician review portals are becoming increasingly popular among patients and often serve as a primary advisory tool during the search for a doctor. However, it has not been established whether these platforms favor leaders of the field; i.e., physicians with high academic rank. Here, we assessed online ratings of US ophthalmologists, selected for their outstanding scientific performance. METHODS: This cross-sectional, Internet-based study was performed in September 2016...
June 19, 2017: Seminars in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627911/ethnic-differences-in-mothering-qualities-and-relations-to-academic-achievement
#20
Margaret O'Brien Caughy, Britain Mills, Margaret Tresch Owen, Nazly Dyer, Assaf Oshri
Although qualities of mothering behavior have been consistently linked with children's academic outcomes, mothers from different ethnic groups may emphasize different dimensions with their children. The present investigation aims to evaluate and compare the dimensionality of mothering in low-income African American (n = 151) and Mexican American (n = 182) mothers during early childhood and its predictive utility for children's academic achievement. Video-recorded mother-child interactions with children at 2½ and 3½ years of age were rated using 6 mothering quality items from a widely used global rating system...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
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