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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813244/framing-confusion-dementia-society-and-history
#1
Jesse F Ballenger
This essay will briefly sketch historical changes in the framing of dementia since the late nineteenth century. In broad terms, this period has seen a shift from viewing dementia as a pathological variant of normal aging to viewing it as a distinct disease. Although this broad reframing of dementia was clearly positive in raising awareness and funding for research, it had some negative aspects that should be considered. Caregiving came to seem less important than research aimed at a cure, and the stigma surrounding dementia has, if anything, increased...
July 1, 2017: AMA Journal of Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802924/the-status-of-nonmotor-features-of-the-malady-in-an-essay-on-the-shaking-palsy-1817
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Brian Hurwitz
This chapter examines the status James Parkinson accorded "nonmotor" features of the malady set out in his 1817 Essay. In reading the Essay through the lens of this recently developed dichotomy I use "nonmotor" to mean the application of a late 20th-century category to a 200 year old account, whereas nonmotor designates application of the concept to contemporary understanding. While Parkinson granted "motor" components of the malady high definitional visibility, the Essay shows he was also attentive to patients' overall well-being and noticed some "nonmotor" aspects of the malady, in particular, constipation, interrupted speech, and difficulties with saliva and swallowing...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802515/alcohol-in-the-city-wherever-and-whenever
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Xisca Sureda, Víctor Carreño, Albert Espelt, Joan R Villalbí, Jamie Pearce, Manuel Franco
Alcohol urban environment has been associated with individual alcohol behaviors. We are constantly exposed to a wide variety of alcohol products, its marketing and promotion and signs of alcohol consumption that may influence alcohol-drinking behaviors. In this photo-essay, we include photographs that visually explain the exposure to alcohol in the urban streetscape of Madrid. These photographs show the pervasiveness of alcohol products in this city, which can be found everywhere at any time.
August 9, 2017: Gaceta Sanitaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802231/phytochemical-properties-and-pharmacological-effects-of-quercus-ilex-l-aqueous-extract-on-gastrointestinal-physiological-parameters-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Kaïs Rtibi, Imen Hammami, Slimen Selmi, Dhekra Grami, Hichem Sebai, Mohamed Amri, Lamjed Marzouki
INTRODUCTION: Several research studies have reported on the pharmacological relevance of the medicinal plants used for treating various gastrointestinal disorders and controlling the dietary glucose uptake in the intestinal tract. METHODS: Male rats were used to investigate the pharmacological effects of green oak acorn aqueous extract (GOAE) on gastrointestinal physiological parameters in vivo and in vitro. In this respect, the gastro-intestinal motility and hypersecretion essays were evaluated using a simple test meal (10% charcoal in 5% gum arabic) and castor oil induced diarrhea...
August 9, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799259/two-hundred-years-since-james-parkinson-s-essay-on-the-shaking-palsy-have-we-made-progress-insights-from-the-james-parkinson-s-200-years-course-held-in-london-march-2017
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REVIEW
K Ray Chaudhuri, Peter Jenner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 11, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783226/case-study-of-berengario-da-carpi-and-lorenzo-de-medici
#6
D Lippi
Jacopo Berengario da Carpi (c.1460-c.1530) made several important advances in anatomy, being universally considered the founder of 'animated anatomy' (anatomia animata). In addition to being a famous anatomist, Berengario was also a highly regarded surgeon. One of his famous clients was Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino (1492-1519). In 1517, Lorenzo suffered a skull injury from an harquebus shot and Berengario was asked to come to his bedside. Lorenzo's case gave Berengario the opportunity to write his Tractatus de Fractura Calve sive Cranei, published in Bologna by Gerolamo Benedetti in 1518...
September 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776658/the-possessions-at-loudun-tracking-the-discourse-of-dissociation
#7
Craig E Stephenson
Embedded in the history of dissociation is the best known case of possession in European history, the 17(th) century possessions at Loudun, France (1632-1638). The exorcisms and the trial drew crowds from all over Europe, the outcome prefiguring the direction in which the Western science of mind would be carried. The published debate about the possessed and obsessed Ursuline nuns of Loudun spans four centuries. One can track how theorizing about dissociation changed over time, with psychological contributions by Jean Martin Charcot, Georges Gilles de la Tourette, Pierre Janet, Michel Foucault and Michel de Certeau...
September 2017: Journal of Analytical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776651/ferrer-jorge-n-participation-and-the-mystery-transpersonal-essays-in-psychology-education-and-religion-albany-ny-state-university-of-new-york-press-2017-pp-ix%C3%A2-%C3%A2-376-hbk-95
#8
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767450/the-correlation-between-renal-transplantation-and-liver-carcinoma-a-meta-analysis
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Hong Yongzhi, Xu Min, Yu Bo, Chen Pin, Shi Xueqiang
OBJECTIVE: Much of the related researches have reported the correlation between renal transplantation and different tumors in the post transplant recipients. However, there are not exact essays revealed that renal transplantation is definite causation for liver carcinoma, thus we systematically evaluated the association between renal transplantation and the risk of liver carcinoma in this meta-analysis from all available researches. METHODS: All useful data were collected through searching of PubMed and Web of Science until the date of 31 September 2015...
July 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767009/a-no-man-s-land-of-sex-reading-stephen-gordon-and-her-critics
#10
Katherine A Costello
One of the most read novels of lesbian, transgender, and queer criticism, Radclyffe Hall's novel The Well of Loneliness (1928) has given rise to numerous and contradictory interpretations of the protagonist Stephen Gordon's complex relationship to her body. Some have argued that she is a historically specific example of female masculinity, others that she is a lesbian who wishes she were more feminine, and others still that she is a prototypical transsexual character. Focusing on the exemplary essays by Jack Halberstam, Teresa de Lauretis, and Jay Prosser, I argue that the coexistence of mutually exclusive interpretations of Stephen Gordon's relationship to her femaleness suggests that the novel is, in fact, a demand to readers to unmoor identity from sex and to recognize what I call "sexual indeterminacy...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Lesbian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761015/the-evolution-of-culture-or-the-lack-thereof-mapping-the-conceptual-space
#11
Raghavendra Gadagkar
This short essay is based on a lecture that I gave at short notice on a subject in which I am by no means an expert. The combination of lack of expertise and time for preparation, created an unexpectedly unique opportunity for thinking outside the box. I decided not to try to read up (as there was no time in any case) but instead to organize the little that I already knew about cultural evolution in a systematic schema-I attempted to create a scaffolding, on which I could hang everything I knew about cultural evolution, and hopefully, everything I might ever discover about cultural evolution in the future...
July 2017: Journal of Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749933/participation-of-women-and-children-in-hunting-activities-in-sierra-leone-and-implications-for-control-of-zoonotic-infections
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Jesse Bonwitt, Martin Kandeh, Michael Dawson, Rashid Ansumana, Foday Sahr, Ann H Kelly, Hannah Brown
The emergence of infectious diseases of zoonotic origin highlights the need to understand social practices at the animal-human interface. This study provides a qualitative account of interactions between humans and wild animals in predominantly Mende villages of southern Sierra Leone. We conducted fieldwork over 4 months including participant and direct observations, semi-structured interviews (n = 47), spontaneously occurring focus group discussions (n = 12), school essays and informal interviews to describe behaviours that may serve as pathways for zoonotic infection...
July 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749061/decision-making-for-an-incapacitated-pregnant-patient
#13
Hilary Mabel, Susannah L Rose, Eric Kodish
Decisions about continuing or terminating a pregnancy touch on profound, individualized questions about bodily integrity, reproductive autonomy, deeply held values regarding one's capacity for parenthood, and, in the case of a high-risk pregnancy, the risks one is willing to take to have a baby. So far as possible, reproductive decisions are made between a patient, in some cases her partner, and her medical provider. However, this standard framework cannot be applied if the patient lacks decision-making capacity...
July 2017: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749058/conservationism-and-bioethic
#14
EDITORIAL
Gregory E Kaebnick
The lead article in this issue of the Hastings Center Report (July-August 2017) explores the ideas underpinning the Precision Medicine Initiative, the effort announced by President Obama in 2015 to promote the development of treatments adjusted to genetic and other variations. Authors Maya Sabatello and Paul Appelbaum hold that the effort works by appealing to a sense of collective identity and shared commitment-an understanding that they call the "PMI nation." But what are the moral implications of this idea? Sabatello and Appelbaum's question about the impact of an imagined community is an unusual way of exploring a set of values questions...
July 2017: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746763/reclaiming-hope-in-extinction-storytelling
#15
Patrice Kohl
Critics often take conservationists to task for delivering a constant barrage of bad news without offering a compelling vision of the future. Could recent advances in synthetic biology-an optimistic, forward-looking field with a can-do attitude-let conservationists develop a new vision and generate some better news? Synthetic biology and related gene-editing applications could be used to address threats to species. Genetic interventions might also be used in plants to better protect biodiversity in U.S. rangelands and forests...
July 2017: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746761/de-extinction-and-conservation
#16
Gregory E Kaebnick, Bruce Jennings
We are living in what is widely considered the sixth major extinction. Most ecologists believe that biodiversity is disappearing at an alarming rate, with up to 150 species going extinct per day according to scientists working with the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity. Part of the reason the loss signified by biological extinction feels painful is that it seems irremediable. These creatures are gone, and there's nothing to be done about it. In recent years, however, the possibility has been broached that, just possibly, something can be done, in at least some cases...
July 2017: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746757/de-extinction-and-barriers-to-the-application-of-new-conservation-tools
#17
Philip J Seddon
Decades of globally coordinated work in conservation have failed to slow the loss of biodiversity. To do better-even if that means nothing more than failing less spectacularly-bolder thinking is necessary. One of the first possible conservation applications of synthetic biology to be debated is the use of genetic tools to resurrect once-extinct species. Since the currency of conservation is biodiversity and the discipline of conservation biology was formed around the prevention of species extinctions, the prospect of reversing extinctions might have been expected to generate unreserved enthusiasm...
July 2017: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744945/e-mobility-and-the-energy-transition
#18
REVIEW
Robert Schlögl
Since the reduction of greenhouse gases is the top priority of the Energy Transition, primary electricity should be converted to material energy carriers. In this way electricity can be "stored" and made accessible for other applications. This Essay focuses on the integration of mobility in the Energy Transition and the development of sustainable alternatives to electricity-based transportation.
July 26, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744655/whose-turn-chromosome-research-and-the-study-of-the-human-genome
#19
Soraya de Chadarevian
A common account sees the human genome sequencing project of the 1990s as a "natural outgrowth" of the deciphering of the double helical structure of DNA in the 1950s. The essay aims to complicate this neat narrative by putting the spotlight on the field of human chromosome research that flourished at the same time as molecular biology. It suggests that we need to consider both endeavors - the human cytogeneticists who collected samples and looked down the microscope and the molecular biologists who probed the molecular mechanisms of gene function - to understand the rise of the human genome sequencing project and the current genomic practices...
July 25, 2017: Journal of the History of Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742447/a-crisis-emerges-lesbian-health-between-breast-cancer-and-hiv-aids
#20
Mairead Sullivan
In this essay, I argue that lesbians have come to be a population of concern for state-based health organizations as a result of lesbian health activism that drew connections between breast cancer and HIV/AIDS. In order to develop this analysis, I tell the story of the rise of lesbian breast cancer activism in concert with HIV/AIDS in San Francisco in the early 1990s. The state recognition of lesbian health needs, and with it the solidification of lesbian as a biopolitical category, was catalyzed by associations with the AIDS crisis and HIV activism, but also required an articulated difference, or lesbian specificity, which breast cancer provided...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Lesbian Studies
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