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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819790/contemplative-meditation-and-neuroscience-prospects-for-mental-health
#1
Denis Larrivee, Luis Echarte
Numerous studies show that personal spirituality developed through prayer positively influences mental health. Phenomenological and neuroscientific studies of mindfulness, an Eastern meditative prayer form, reveal significant health benefits now yielding important insights useful for guiding treatment of psychological disorders. By contrast, and despite its practice for millennia, Christian meditation is largely unrepresented in studies of clinical efficacy. Resemblances between mindfulness and disciplinary acts in Christian meditation taken from the ancient Greek practice of askesis suggest that Christian meditation will prove similarly beneficial; furthermore, psychological and neuroscientific studies suggest that its retention of a dialogical and transcendent praxis will additionally benefit social and existential psychotherapy...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813317/mindfulness-in-ptsd-treatment
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REVIEW
Ariel J Lang
In recent years, the field has witnessed considerable enthusiasm for the ancient practice of mindfulness. The skills derived from this experience, including focused attention, nonjudgmental acceptance of internal experiences and reduced autonomic reactivity, may be helpful in counteracting pathological responses to trauma. Several types of interventions that incorporate principles of mindfulness have been examined for treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This nascent literature is inconsistent and methodologically limited but does suggest that mindfulness is a potentially important tool for creating psychological change...
April 2017: Current Opinion in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813005/identification-and-functional-divergence-analysis-of-wox-gene-family-in-paper-mulberry
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Feng Tang, Naizhi Chen, Meiling Zhao, Yucheng Wang, Ruiping He, Xianjun Peng, Shihua Shen
The WOX (WUSCHEL-related homeobox) is a plant-specific transcription factor involved in plant development and stress response. However, few studies have been reported on the WOX gene in woody plants. In this study, 10 BpWOX genes were isolated from paper mulberry by RACE-PCR and categorized into three clades through phylogenetic analysis, ancient, intermediate and WUS clade. Among them, five members had the transcriptional activity detected by yeast one-hybrid and seven were uniquely localized to the nucleus through green fluorescent protein (GFP) observation...
August 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812232/introgression-of-heat-shock-protein-hsp70-and-shsp-genes-into-the-malaysian-elite-chilli-variety-kulai-capsicum-annuum-l-through-the-application-of-marker-assisted-backcrossing-mab
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Magaji G Usman, Mohd Y Rafii, Mohammad Y Martini, Oladosu A Yusuff, Mohd R Ismail, Gous Miah
Backcrossing together with simple sequence repeat marker strategy was adopted to improve popular Malaysian chilli Kulai (Capsicum annuum L.) for heat tolerance. The use of molecular markers in backcross breeding and selection contributes significantly to overcoming the main drawbacks such as increase linkage drag and time consumption, in the ancient manual breeding approach (conventional), and speeds up the genome recovery of the recurrent parent. The strategy was adopted to introgress heat shock protein gene(s) from AVPP0702 (C...
August 15, 2017: Cell Stress & Chaperones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810347/-history-of-world-neurosurgery
#5
X Wang
In 5000 BC, South American tribes digged the bones in the living head to seek ways to communicate with the gods, which was primitive trephination and may be the first neurosurgical behavior. In 2600 BC, Imhotep in ancient Egypt took the brain out of the head from the nose, for a better preserve of the mummy, which was a prototype of modern transsphenoidal surgery. And the development of anatomy in ancient Greek laid a solid foundation for neurosurgery. From 500 to 1500 AD, the rise of religion and the occurrence of war, prompted a large number of craniocerebral trauma, which contributed greatly to the early development of neurosurgery as a distinct specialty...
May 28, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Shi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Medical History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799126/hydration-status-drug-interactions-and-determinants-in-a-spanish-elderly-population-a-pilot-study
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A M Puga, T Partearroyo, G Varela-Moreiras
Proper hydration is essential to maintain optimal health and well-being at all stages of life, especially for the elderly. Side effects of certain drugs that affect hydration status may compromise the health of the ancients, who also constitute the most vulnerable group. No studies have been carried out, to our knowledge, at the intersection of drugs and hydration status. Our study aimed to evaluate the effects of chronic use of certain drugs (diuretics, corticoids and metformin) in the hydration status of the elderly...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771714/multifunctional-curcumin-mediate-multitherapeutic-effects
#7
Adeeb Shehzad, Munibah Qureshi, Muhammad Nabeel Anwar, Young Sup Lee
Inflammation can promote the development of arthritis, obesity, cardiovascular, type II diabetes, pancreatitis, metabolic and neurodegenerative diseases, and certain types of cancer. Compounds isolated from plants have been practiced since ancient times for curing various ailments including inflammatory disorders and to support normal physiological functions. Curcumin (diferuloylmethane) is a yellow coloring agent, extracted from turmeric that has been used for the prevention and treatment of various inflammatory diseases...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766036/evaluation-of-the-antimicrobial-activities-of-ultrasonicated-spinach-leaf-extracts-using-rapd-markers-and-electron-microscopy
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Ammar Altemimi, Naoufal Lakhssassi, Amer Abu-Ghazaleh, David A Lightfoot
Spinach (Spinacia oleracea L.) leaves represent an important dietary source of nutrients, antioxidants and antimicrobials. As such, spinach leaves play an important role in health and have been used in the treatment of human diseases since ancient times. Here, the aims were to optimize the extraction methods for recovering antimicrobial substances of spinach leaves, determine the minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of the antimicrobial substances against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus and, finally, evaluate the effects of spinach leaves' antimicrobials on bacterial DNA using central composite face-centered methods...
August 1, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761998/enzymatic-laundry-for-old-clothes-immobilized-alpha-amylase-from-bacillus-sp-for-the-biocleaning-of-an-ancient-coptic-tunic
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Martina Ferrari, Roberto Mazzoli, Simona Morales, Mariaelena Fedi, Lucia Liccioli, Anna Piccirillo, Tiziana Cavaleri, Cinzia Oliva, Paolo Gallo, Matilde Borla, Michela Cardinali, Enrica Pessione
The classification and conservation of ancient artworks (belonging to collections) is of important cultural, historical, and economic concern. However, ancient textiles often display structural damage that renders them fragile and unsuitable for exhibition. One of the most common types of damage is linked to erroneous restoration treatments, among which the application of glues to consolidate cuts. Harsh strategies, such as mechanical or chemical treatments, are not suitable since they can cause further impairment of the fabric, whereas mild approaches, like wet cleaning, are often ineffective, as also demonstrated by the present study...
July 31, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758579/perspectives-of-medieval-persian-medicine-on-multiple-sclerosis
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Mohammad Ali Sahraian, Mohsen Parviz, Behnam Sheibani, Nicoline Schiess, Zahra Ghorbanifar, Mohammad Kamalinejad, Esmail Nazem, Omid Sadeghpour, Hossein Rezaeizadeh
INTRODUCTION: Traditional Persian Medicine (TPM) was the prevailing practice of medicine in the Eurasia region up through the 18th century, a practice of medicine stemming back to Hippocrates and to the 5000 year old civilization of the region. It is a school of medicine which touches on many a delicate points which may seem unimaginable within the realm of modern allopathic medicine. This practice of ancient medicine besides shedding light on various possible theoretical modern day disorders serves as a vast resource for therapeutics...
July 28, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755504/multi-components-determination-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-preparation-yin-zhi-huang-injection-by-lc-ms-ms-for-screening-of-its-potential-bioactive-candidates-using-heparg-cells
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Zhi Rao, Fan Zhang, Xiao-Yi Zhang, Guo-Qiang Zhang, Yan-Rong Ma, Yan Zhou, Hong-Yan Qin, Xin-An Wu, Yu-Hui Wei
Yin-zhi-huang (YZH) injection is an injectable multi-herbal prescription derived from the ancient Chinese medicine formula of Yin-chen-hao-tang, which is widely used in the clinic for the treatment of jaundice and chronic liver diseases. To date, the systematic study of the components in this multi-herbal prescription is still challenged by desirable analytical methods, by which a big array of components could be simultaneously detected at low concentrations. Herein, a new liquid chromatography- tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method by using dynamic multiple reaction monitoring (DMRM) mode was developed to determine multiple peaks in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) preparation YZH injection...
July 29, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751941/did-king-philip-ii-of-ancient-macedonia-suffer-a-zygomatico-orbital-fracture-a-maxillofacial-surgeon-s-approach
#12
Panagiotis Stathopoulos
Philip II, father of Alexander the Great, succeeded his brother, Perdiccas III, to the throne of Macedonia in 360 BC. He has been described by historians as a generous king and military genius who managed to achieve his ambitious plans by expanding the Macedonian city-state over the whole Greek territory and the greater part of the Balkan Peninsula. The aim of our study was to present the evidence with regard to the facial injury of King Philip II of Macedonia and discuss the treatment of the wound by his famous physician, Critobulos...
September 2017: Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749102/an-exploration-of-phytochemicals-from-simaroubaceae
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REVIEW
Biba Vikas, B S Akhil, S R Suja, K Sujathan
Natural products such as plants, animals and minerals have been the basis of treatment of human diseases. Herbal remedies have been used for the treatment of many ailments. Many compounds have been derived from the plant species mentioned in the ancient texts of Indian system of medicine for the treatment of a number of ailments. The R and D thrust in the pharmaceutical sector is focused on development of new drugs, innovative/indigenous processes for known drugs and development of plant based drugs through investigation of leads from the traditional systems of medicine...
July 27, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745358/cross-talk-between-10-gingerol-and-its-anti-cancerous-potential-a-recent-update
#14
Fang Zhang, Kiran Thakur, Fei Hu, Jian-Guo Zhang, Zhao-Jun Wei
Since time immortal, ginger, as an ancient herb, has been used throughout the world in foods and beverages due to its typical strong and pungent flavor. Besides its use as a spice, it also serves as an excellent source of several bioactive phenolics, including nonvolatile pungent compounds, such as gingerols, paradols, shogaols, and gingerones. Gingerols constitute key ingredients in fresh ginger, with the most abundant being 6-gingerol (6-G), 8-gingerol (8-G), and 10-gingerol (10-G). Many studies have investigated the various valuable pharmacological properties of these ingredients and experimentally verified the mechanistic aspects of their health effects; however, to date, most research on the anti-cancerous activities of gingerols have focused largely on 6-G...
August 1, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745081/ethnobotanical-ethnopharmacological-and-phytochemical-studies-of-myrtus-communis-linn-a-popular-herb-in-unani-system-of-medicine
#15
Mekonnen Sisay, Tigist Gashaw
Myrtus communis L (Myrtaceae) is one of the popular drugs being used in the Unani system of phytomedicine since ancient Greece period. From time immemorial, different parts of this plant and essential oil have been used for a variety of purposes such as cosmetics (hair fall control), flavoring of food and drinks as well as extensive therapeutic purposes. Ethnobotanical information revealed that M communis L has been a folkloric repute for the treatment of several diseases like gastric ulcer, diarrhea, dysentery, cancer, rheumatism, hemorrhage, deep sinuses, leucorrhoea, hemorrhoid, inflammation, dyspepsia, anxiety, insomnia, diabetes, hypertension, pulmonary disorders, and skin diseases...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741249/ambroise-par%C3%A3-1510-1590-on-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-shoulder-dislocations
#16
REVIEW
Konstantinos Markatos, Marianna Karamanou, Gerasimos Tsourouflis, Georgios Androutsos, Andreas F Mavogenis
AIM OF STUDY: This article aims to summarize the treatment methods for shoulder dislocations supported by Ambroise Paré, and his clinical and academic contribution to this subject. INTRODUCTION: Ambroise Paré (1510-1590) was one of the most prominent surgeons of his time, and one of the most significant innovators of the Renaissance in the fields of military operation, bandages, wound healing, bloodletting, close blood vessels techniques and cesarean section. For many, he is considered "the Father of Modern Surgery"...
July 24, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730799/a-historical-overview-of-laryngeal-carcinoma-and-the-first-total-laryngectomies
#17
Marianna Karamanou, Kostas Markatos, Maria Lymperi, Emmanouil Agapitos, George Androutsos
Laryngeal cancer was a well known entity since antiquity and its treatment evolved through several phases. The lack of knowledge in anatomy and pathology as well as the absence of anesthesia and proper instrumentation made the treatment almost impossible. Ancient physicians were performing laryngotomy or tracheotomy in an attempt to prevent the suffocation symptoms produced by tumoral masses. In 19th century the invention of laryngoscope and the advent of pathology and anesthesiology encouraged surgeons to operate on man...
May 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725632/medicinal-importance-pharmacological-activities-and-analytical-aspects-of-hispidulin-a-concise-report
#18
REVIEW
Kanika Patel, Dinesh Kumar Patel
Herbal medicines have been played an important role in the human civilization since very ancient time as a food, cloth, medicine and other aspects. Some of the important drugs in the modern medicine were derived from the natural sources such as aspirin, digitalis, quinine, vincristine, vinblastine etc. Hispidulin (4', 5, 7-trihydroxy-6-methoxyflavone) is a flavones derivative found in plant such as Grindelia argentina, Arrabidaea chica, Saussurea involucrate, Crossostephium chinense, Artemisia and Salvia species...
July 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721679/phytochemicals-as-potential-antidotes-for-targeting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#19
REVIEW
R Kowshik Aravilli, S Laveen Vikram, V Kohila
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune destructive arthropathy prevalent among people in the age group of 40-70 years. RA induces severe pain, swelling and stiffness of joints resulting in bone damage. RA leads to reduced life expectancy when left untreated. RA is characterized by synovial hyperplasia, infiltration of inflammatory cells resulting in formation of pannus. Synovial hyperplasia is mediated by proinflammatory cytokines, notably IL-1 and TNF-α. NF-κB is a predominant transcription factor in amplifying the inflammatory response...
August 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713754/a-rare-report-of-two-cases-ancient-schwannoma-of-infratemporal-fossa-and-verocay-schwannoma-of-buccal-mucosa
#20
Prerna Piyush, Sujata Mohanty, Sujoy Ghosh, Sunita Gupta
Schwannoma is a benign tumor that originates from Schwann cells of the peripheral nerve. Occurring as a common tumor in the head and neck region, its intraoral presentation is rare which accounts for only 1%. They are solitary, slow-growing, smooth-surfaced, usually asymptomatic, and encapsulated tumor. This paper comprises two case reports, both of which presented with an intraoral soft tissue swelling which turned out to be schwannoma of buccal mucosa and infratemporal fossa with extension into the oral cavity, respectively...
January 2017: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
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