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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912029/how-to-establish-a-bioregenerative-life-support-system-for-long-term-crewed-missions-to-the-moon-or-mars
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Yuming Fu, Leyuan Li, Beizhen Xie, Chen Dong, Mingjuan Wang, Boyang Jia, Lingzhi Shao, Yingying Dong, Shengda Deng, Hui Liu, Guanghui Liu, Bojie Liu, Dawei Hu, Hong Liu
To conduct crewed simulation experiments of bioregenerative life support systems on the ground is a critical step for human life support in deep-space exploration. An artificial closed ecosystem named Lunar Palace 1 was built through integrating efficient higher plant cultivation, animal protein production, urine nitrogen recycling, and bioconversion of solid waste. Subsequently, a 105-day, multicrew, closed integrative bioregenerative life support systems experiment in Lunar Palace 1 was carried out from February through May 2014...
December 2, 2016: Astrobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903320/effects-of-intrauterine-environment-on-the-magnitude-of-differences-within-the-pairs-of-monozygotic-and-dizygotic-twins
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Małgorzata Waszak, Krystyna Cieślik, Marzena Skrzypczak-Zielińska, Marlena Szalata, Karolina Wielgus, Oliwia Zakerska-Banaszak, Grzegorz Bręborowicz, Ryszard Słomski
The aim of this study was to determine the effects of intrauterine environment on the magnitude of intrapair differences in six somatic traits of monozygotic (MZ) and dizygotic (DZ) twins (1,263 pairs; 424 MZ twins and 839 DZ twins). Differences in intrauterine environments of MZ twins enforced division of the research material into four groups: (1) MZ-MC-TTTS - MZ twins from monochorionic (MC) pregnancies with twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), (2) MZ-MC (without TTTS)-MZ twins from MC pregnancies without TTTS, (3) MZ-DC-MZ twins from dichorionic (DC) pregnancies, and (4) DZ-DZ twins...
December 1, 2016: Twin Research and Human Genetics: the Official Journal of the International Society for Twin Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901030/assessment-of-echomri-ah-versus-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry-by-idxa-to-measure-human-body-composition
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K L Marlatt, F L Greenway, E Ravussin
Comparison of percent fat mass across different body composition analysis devices is important given variation in technology accuracy and precision, as well as the growing need for cross-validation of devices often applied across longitudinal studies. We compared EchoMRI-AH and Lunar iDXA quantification of percent body fat (PBF) in 84 adults (43M, 41F), with the mean age 39.7±15.9 years and body mass index (BMI) 26.2±5.3 kg/m(2). PBF correlated strongly between devices (r>0.95, P<0.0001). A prediction equation was derived in half of the subjects, and the other half were used to cross-validate the proposed equation (EchoMRI-AH PBF=[(0...
November 30, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895241/secular-pattern-of-aneurismal-rupture-with-the-lunar-cycle-and-season
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Jillian C Banfield, Mohamed Abdolell, Jai S Shankar
BACKGROUND: The lunar cycle and seasons may be associated with rates of rupture of intracranial aneurysms, but the literature is mixed. Studies of the association between the lunar cycle and rates of aneurysm rupture used the eight qualitative moon phases. The purpose of this study was to assess any association of aneurysm rupture with the lunar cycle and with the season. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all cases of subarachnoid haemorrhage secondary to ruptured intracranial aneurysm treated with endovascular coiling in our institution over a 10-year period...
November 28, 2016: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890398/influenza-vaccination-in-people-with-type-2-diabetes-coverage-predictors-of-uptake-and-perceptions-result-of-the-madiabetes-cohort-a-7years-follow-up-study
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Rodrigo Jiménez-Garcia, Ana Lopez-de-Andres, Valentin Hernandez-Barrera, Paloma Gómez-Campelo, Francisco J San Andrés-Rebollo, Carmen de Burgos-Lunar, Juan Cárdenas-Valladolid, Juan Carlos Abánades-Herranz, Miguel Angel Salinero-Fort
OBJECTIVES: We aim to determine influenza vaccination uptake among people with diabetes included in the MADIABETES cohort study in order to identify predictors of uptake and to analyze reasons for adherence and non-adherence with vaccination. METHODS: Using data from the MADIABETES Study we conducted a retrospective case record form based study without controls. We included outpatients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Information was obtained from computerized clinical records and by telephone survey...
November 24, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887800/coronary-artery-disease-and-lunar-catecholamine-cardiomyopathy
#6
William J Rowe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881116/concurrent-agreement-between-an-anthropometric-model-to-predict-thigh-volume-and-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry-assessment-in-female-volleyball-players-aged-14-18-years
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Óscar M Tavares, João Valente-Dos-Santos, João P Duarte, Susana C Póvoas, Luís A Gobbo, Rômulo A Fernandes, Daniel A Marinho, José M Casanova, Lauren B Sherar, Daniel Courteix, Manuel J Coelho-E-Silva
BACKGROUND: A variety of performance outputs are strongly determined by lower limbs volume and composition in children and adolescents. The current study aimed to examine the validity of thigh volume (TV) estimated by anthropometry in late adolescent female volleyball players. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) measures were used as the reference method. METHODS: Total and regional body composition was assessed with a Lunar DPX NT/Pro/MD+/Duo/Bravo scanner in a cross-sectional sample of 42 Portuguese female volleyball players aged 14-18 years (165...
November 24, 2016: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870583/organic-matter-responses-to-radiation-under-lunar-conditions
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Richard Matthewman, Ian A Crawford, Adrian P Jones, Katherine H Joy, Mark A Sephton
Large bodies, such as the Moon, that have remained relatively unaltered for long periods of time have the potential to preserve a record of organic chemical processes from early in the history of the Solar System. A record of volatiles and impactors may be preserved in buried lunar regolith layers that have been capped by protective lava flows. Of particular interest is the possible preservation of prebiotic organic materials delivered by ejected fragments of other bodies, including those originating from the surface of early Earth...
November 2016: Astrobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869903/-approccio-al-paziente-musulmano-ospedalizzato-durante-il-ramadan-considerazioni-bioetico-cliniche
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Antonio Leo, Donatella La Tegola, Giancarlo Logroscino, Felice Carabellese
RIASSUNTO. La multietnicità̀ porta gli operatori sanitari a dover acquisire nuovi strumenti di carattere linguistico, culturale e sociale al fine di rispondere ai bisogni di una così variegata utenza dei servizi sanitari. La causa della compresenza di diverse culture nel nostro Paese è da ricondurre ai flussi immigratori degli ultimi anni. La convivenza di individui di diversa etnia nel nostro territorio nazionale costringe i sanitari a considerare problemi antropologici, morali, religiosi e politici sottesi a popoli e culture lontane dalla nostra...
September 2016: Rivista di Psichiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837272/body-composition-analysis-by-dxa-dual-x-ray-absorptiometry-in-brazilian-men-normative-data
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Marcela Ushida, Marcelo de Medeiros Pinheiro, Charlles Heldan de Moura Castro, Vera Lucia Szejnfeld
Considering ethnic and anthropometric differences, it is important to obtain specific normative data on body composition (BC) for each population. The objectives of this study were to obtain the normative curve for the BC of Brazilian men and to compare them to the North American male population. A total of 403 healthy Brazilian men 20 years and older were included in the study. Data on concomitant diseases and physical activity were investigated using a structured questionnaire. Conditions that could affect lean and fat mass were excluded...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830110/geochemistry-of-the-lunar-highlands-as-revealed-by-measurements-of-thermal-neutrons
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Patrick N Peplowski, Andrew W Beck, David J Lawrence
Thermal neutron emissions from the lunar surface provide a direct measure of bulk elemental composition that can be used to constrain the chemical properties of near-surface (depth <1 m) lunar materials. We present a new calibration of the Lunar Prospector thermal neutron map, providing a direct link between measured count rates and bulk elemental composition. The data are used to examine the chemical and mineralogical composition of the lunar surface, with an emphasis on constraining the plagioclase concentration across the highlands...
March 2016: Journal of Geophysical Research. Planets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828274/interference-data-correction-methods-for-lunar-observation-with-a-large-aperture-static-imaging-spectrometer
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Geng Zhang, Shuang Wang, Libo Li, Xiuqing Hu, Bingliang Hu
The lunar spectrum has been used in radiometric calibration and sensor stability monitoring for spaceborne optical sensors. A ground-based large-aperture static image spectrometer (LASIS) can be used to acquire the lunar spectral image for lunar radiance model improvement when the moon orbits over its viewing field. The lunar orbiting behavior is not consistent with the desired scanning speed and direction of LASIS. To correctly extract interferograms from the obtained data, a translation correction method based on image correlation is proposed...
November 1, 2016: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827803/is-calcaneal-broadband-ultrasound-attenuation-a-valid-index-of-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry-derived-bone-mass-in-children
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B K Weeks, R Hirsch, R C Nogueira, B R Beck
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the current study was to assess whether calcaneal broadband ultrasound attenuation (BUA) can predict whole body and regional dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA)-derived bone mass in healthy, Australian children and adolescents at different stages of maturity. METHODS: A total of 389 boys and girls across a wide age range (four to 18 years) volunteered to participate. The estimated age of peak height velocity (APHV) was used to classify children into pre-, peri-, and post-APHV groups...
November 2016: Bone & Joint Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826544/a-prospective-multi-country-observational-trial-to-compare-the-incidences-of-diabetic-ketoacidosis-in-the-month-of-ramadan-the-preceding-month-and-the-following-month-dkar-international
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Elamin I E Abdelgadir, Mohamed M Hassanein, Alaaeldin M K Bashier, Sulaf Abdelaziz, Salwa Baki, Asma Chadli, Sara Askaoui, El Ansari Nawal, Ines S Slim, El Mghari Ghizlane, Khadija Hafidh, Fatheya Alawadi
BACKGROUND: 1.7 billion Muslims worldwide obey divine commands of fasting for a month. This may increase the probability of the acute complications of diabetes during the fasting period. DESIGN AND METHODS: We primarily aimed to compare the incidences and duration of Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) admissions during Ramadan compared to the month before (Shaaban) and the month after (Shawal) as well as the average pre-Ramadan six months' admissions. Our secondary objective was to assess the different incidence of DKA between Ramadan and the other months regarding precipitating factors, fasting practices in people admitted with DKA and gender differences...
2016: Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820907/box-jellyfish-alatina-alata-has-a-circumtropical-distribution
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Jonathan W Lawley, Cheryl Lewis Ames, Bastian Bentlage, Angel Yanagihara, Roger Goodwill, Ehsan Kayal, Kikiana Hurwitz, Allen G Collins
Species of the box jellyfish (Cubozoa) genus Alatina are notorious for their sting along the beaches of several localities of the Atlantic and Pacific. These species include Alatina alata on the Caribbean Island of Bonaire (the Netherlands), A. moseri in Hawaii, and A. mordens in Australia. Most cubozoans inhabit coastal waters, but Alatina is unusual in that specimens have also been collected in the open ocean at great depths. Alatina is notable in that populations form monthly aggregations for spermcast mating in conjunction with the lunar cycle...
October 2016: Biological Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813571/transcriptome-survey-of-phototransduction-and-clock-genes-in-marine-bivalves
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X J Sun, L Q Zhou, J T Tian, Z H Liu, B Wu, Y H Dong, A G Yang, W M Ma
Marine animals exhibit a variety of biological rhythms, such as solar and lunar-related cycles; however, our current molecular understanding of biological rhythms in marine animals is quite limited. Identifying and understanding the expression patterns of clock genes from available transcriptomes will help elucidate biological rhythms in marine species. Here, we perform a comprehensive survey of phototransduction and circadian genes using the mantle transcriptome of the scallop Patinopecten yessoensis and compare the results with those from three other bivalves...
October 24, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799656/tidal-evolution-of-the-moon-from-a-high-obliquity-high-angular-momentum-earth
#17
Matija Ćuk, Douglas P Hamilton, Simon J Lock, Sarah T Stewart
In the giant-impact hypothesis for lunar origin, the Moon accreted from an equatorial circum-terrestrial disk; however, the current lunar orbital inclination of five degrees requires a subsequent dynamical process that is still unclear. In addition, the giant-impact theory has been challenged by the Moon's unexpectedly Earth-like isotopic composition. Here we show that tidal dissipation due to lunar obliquity was an important effect during the Moon's tidal evolution, and the lunar inclination in the past must have been very large, defying theoretical explanations...
October 31, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789836/formation-of-the-orientale-lunar-multiring-basin
#18
Brandon C Johnson, David M Blair, Gareth S Collins, H Jay Melosh, Andrew M Freed, G Jeffrey Taylor, James W Head, Mark A Wieczorek, Jeffrey C Andrews-Hanna, Francis Nimmo, James T Keane, Katarina Miljković, Jason M Soderblom, Maria T Zuber
Multiring basins, large impact craters characterized by multiple concentric topographic rings, dominate the stratigraphy, tectonics, and crustal structure of the Moon. Using a hydrocode, we simulated the formation of the Orientale multiring basin, producing a subsurface structure consistent with high-resolution gravity data from the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft. The simulated impact produced a transient crater, ~390 kilometers in diameter, that was not maintained because of subsequent gravitational collapse...
October 28, 2016: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778061/-impact-of-weather-time-of-day-and-season-on-the-admission-and-outcome-of-major-trauma-patients
#19
M Bundi, L Meier, F Amsler, T Gross
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The potential association of external factors such as time of day, lunar phases or specific weather conditions on the daily management and outcome of trauma emergencies remains under debate. We undertook this trauma centre investigation to detect possible worthwhile factors of influence in order to optimize the organizational structure of trauma admissions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective cohort analysis over the years 2010-2013, including all emergency trauma admissions with a new injury severity score (NISS) ≥8 (major trauma) treated in a teaching hospital in the lowland of Switzerland (uni- and multivariable analysis; p < 0...
October 24, 2016: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765835/immune-modulatory-nanoparticle-therapeutics-for-intracerebral-glioma
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Nasser K Yaghi, Jun Wei, Yuuri Hashimoto, Ling-Yuan Kong, Konrad Gabrusiewicz, Edjah K Nduom, Xiaoyang Ling, Neal Huang, Shouhao Zhou, Brittany C Parker Kerrigan, Jonathan M Levine, Virginia R Fajt, Gwendolyn Levine, Brian F Porter, Eric G Marcusson, Kiyoshi Tachikawa, Padmanabh Chivukula, David C Webb, Joseph E Payne, Amy B Heimberger
BACKGROUND: Previously we showed therapeutic efficacy of unprotected miR-124 in preclinical murine models of glioblastoma, including in heterogeneous genetically engineered murine models by exploiting the immune system and thereby negating the need for direct tumor delivery. Although these data were promising, to implement clinical trials, we required a scalable formulation that afforded protection against circulatory RNases. METHODS: We devised lipid nanoparticles that encapsulate and protect the miRs from degradation and provide enhanced delivery into the immune cell compartment and tested in vivo antitumor effects...
October 8, 2016: Neuro-oncology
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