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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820771/sexual-violence-among-college-students-an-examination-of-individual-and-institutional-level-factors-associated-with-perpetration
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Carolyn M Porta, Michelle A Mathiason, Katherine Lust, Marla E Eisenberg
BACKGROUND: Sexual violence incidents involving college students have received media attention and increased awareness of this public health problem in the United States; prevention efforts are needed that target potential perpetrators. We examined characteristics of self-reported perpetrators of sexual violence on campuses. METHODS: This study used a secondary data analysis of the 2015 College Student Health Survey, an annual survey, which was completed by students attending 17 colleges/universities in Minnesota...
July 2017: Journal of Forensic Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811504/complementarity-among-natural-enemies-enhances-pest-suppression
#2
Matteo Dainese, Gudrun Schneider, Jochen Krauss, Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter
Natural enemies have been shown to be effective agents for controlling insect pests in crops. However, it remains unclear how different natural enemy guilds contribute to the regulation of pests and how this might be modulated by landscape context. In a field exclusion experiment in oilseed rape (OSR), we found that parasitoids and ground-dwelling predators acted in a complementary way to suppress pollen beetles, suggesting that pest control by multiple enemies attacking a pest during different periods of its occurrence in the field improves biological control efficacy...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806630/case-report-coincidental-inclusion-in-a-17-locus-y-str-mixture-wrongful-conviction-and-exoneration
#3
Greg Hampikian, Gianluca Peri, Shih-Shiang Lo, Mong-Hwa Chin, Kuo-Lan Liu
We report the case of a suspect (Suspect-3) who was convicted (and later exonerated) of participating in the multiple-attacker rape of two women. The forensic evidence against him was his inclusion in a 17-marker Y-STR mixture isolated from semen on one victim's clothing. The DNA inclusion produced a match statistic with a combined probability of inclusion of 1 in 741, and a Likelihood Ratio of 3296. While the defense team was told that Suspect-3 was included in the semen DNA mixture, they were not told that all of the Y-STR alleles could also be explained by just the other two accused attackers' haplotypes...
August 7, 2017: Forensic Science International. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801052/accompaniment-of-second-trimester-abortions-the-model-of-the-feminist-socorrista-network-of-argentina
#4
Ruth Zurbriggen, Brianna Keefe-Oates, Caitlin Gerdts
OBJECTIVE: Legal restrictions on abortion access impact the safety and timing of abortion. Women affected by these laws face barriers to safe care that often result in abortion being delayed. Second-trimester abortion affects vulnerable groups of women disproportionately, and is often more difficult to access. In Argentina, where abortion is legally restricted except in cases of rape or threat to the health of the woman, the Socorristas en Red, a feminist network, offers a model of accompaniment wherein they provide information and support to women seeking second-trimester abortions...
August 8, 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800167/a-functional-imaging-study-of-germinating-oilseed-rape-seed
#5
Eberhard Munz, Hardy Rolletschek, Steffen Oeltze-Jafra, Johannes Fuchs, André Guendel, Thomas Neuberger, Stefan Ortleb, Peter M Jakob, Ljudmilla Borisjuk
Germination, the process whereby a dry, quiescent seed springs to life, has been a focus of plant biologist for many years, yet the early events following water uptake, during which metabolism of the embryo is restarted, remain enigmatic. Here, the nature of the cues required for this restarting in oilseed rape (Brassica napus) seed has been investigated. A holistic in vivo approach was designed to display the link between the entry and allocation of water, metabolic events and structural changes occurring during germination...
August 11, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798756/aerial-warfare-a-volatile-dialogue-between-the-plant-pathogen-verticillium-longisporum-and-its-antagonist-paenibacillus-polymyxa
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Daria Rybakova, Ute Rack-Wetzlinger, Tomislav Cernava, Angelika Schaefer, Maria Schmuck, Gabriele Berg
Verticillium wilt caused by Verticillium spp. results in severe yield losses in a broad range of crops. Verticillium outbreaks are challenging to control, and exacerbated by increases in soil temperatures and drought associated with global warming. Employing natural antagonists as biocontrol agents offers a promising approach to addressing this challenge. Paenibacillus polymyxa Sb3-1 was proven to reduce the growth of Verticillium longisporum during in vitro experiments and was shown to promote the growth of oilseed rape seedlings infested with V...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798315/evaluating-agroclimatic-constraints-and-yield-gaps-for-winter-oilseed-rape-brassica-napus-l-a-case-study
#7
Zhi Zhang, Jianwei Lu, Rihuan Cong, Tao Ren, Xiaokun Li
Evaluating the effects of agroclimatic constraints on winter oilseed rape (WOSR) yield can facilitate the development of agricultural mitigation and adaptation strategies. In this study, we investigated the relationship between the WOSR yield and agroclimatic factors using the yield data collected from Agricultural Yearbook and field experimental sites, and the climate dataset from the meteorological stations in Hubei province, China. Five agroclimatic indicators during WOSR growth, such as ≥0 °C accumulated temperature (AT-0), overwintering days (OWD), precipitation (P), precipitation at an earlier stage (EP) and sunshine hours (S), were extracted from twelve agroclimatic indices...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791523/parent-dependent-stressors-and-the-onset-of-anxiety-disorders-in-children-links-with-parental-psychopathology
#8
Jennifer L Allen, Seija Sandberg, Celine Y Chhoa, Tom Fearn, Ronald M Rapee
Exposure to stressors is associated with an increased risk for child anxiety. Investigating the family origins of stressors may provide promising avenues for identifying and intervening with children at risk for the onset of anxiety disorders and their families. The aim of this study was to compare the frequency of parent-dependent negative life events and chronic adversities experienced by children with an anxiety disorder (n = 34) in the 12 months prior to the onset of the child's most recent episode, compared to healthy controls (n = 34)...
August 8, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772703/chitosan-and-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-epichlorohydrin-polymer-composite-film-as-a-plant-healthcare-material-for-carbendazim-controlled-release-to-protect-rape-against-sclerotinia-sclerotiorum-lib-de-bary
#9
Delong Wang, Mingchen Jia, Lanying Wang, Shuang Song, Juntao Feng, Xing Zhang
The influence of β-cyclodextrin-epichlorohydrin (β-CD-EP) polymers on the improvement of the solubility and antifungal activity of carbendazim has been investigated. Meanwhile, the potential of the chitosan and β-CD-EP composite film used as a plant healthcare material for carbendazim-controlled release to protect rape against Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary has been evaluated. β-CD-EP-1 and 2 (β-CD content, 750 mg/g and 440 mg/g, respectively) were found to significantly improve the solubility of the guest molecule carbendazim (17...
March 26, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767994/sociodemographic-characteristics-of-women-in-a-public-hospital-in-campinas-who-underwent-legal-abortion-due-to-sexual-violence-cross-sectional-study
#10
Danielle Dos Santos Mutta, Daniela Angerame Yela
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Sexual violence is increasingly frequent worldwide. The aim here was to evaluate the sociodemographic and psychological characteristics of women who requested legal abortion, at a public healthcare service, after sufering sexual violence. DESIGN AND SETTING: Retrospective descriptive study on 131 women who underwent legal abortion at the University of Campinas between 1994 and 2014, consequent to sexual violence. METHODS: The sociodemographic and psychological characteristics of women who were victims of sexual violence were evaluated from their medical records...
July 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767709/improved-biogas-production-and-biodegradation-of-oilseed-rape-straw-by-using-kitchen-waste-and-duck-droppings-as-co-substrates-in-two-phase-anaerobic-digestion
#11
Chuqiao Wang, Feng Hong, Yong Lu, Xianning Li, Hengming Liu
Oilseed rape straw (ORS) is a kind of biorefractory waste widely existing in the rural area of China, which is highly suitable to mix with kitchen waste (KW) and duck droppings (DD) in two-phase anaerobic digestion (AD). This research introduced the importance of KW and DD addition to improve the biogas production and biodegradation of ORS. A set of comparative experiments were conducted on two-phase mono- and co-digestion with organic load of 60 g VS/L. The total methane yield (TMY) and the biodegradation of ORS of co-digestions were obviously improving, and the synergistic effect found in the two-phase co-digestions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763988/screening-bioactivity-and-bioactive-constituents-of-nordic-unifloral-honeys
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Anneli Salonen, Virpi Virjamo, Päivi Tammela, Laure Fauch, Riitta Julkunen-Tiitto
The objective of this study was to screen the antibacterial and antioxidant activity of thirty nine honey samples from Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Their physicochemical properties were analysed, antioxidant activity was evaluated by DPPH assay and antibacterial activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus was assessed by microdilution assay. The honey samples obtained were buckwheat, caraway, clover, dandelion, fireweed, heather, lime tree, lingonberry, rape, raspberry, sweet clover, willow, mire, honeydew and polyfloral...
December 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753041/students-perceptions-of-trigger-warnings-in-medical-education
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Elizabeth A Beverly, Sebastián Díaz, Anna M Kerr, Jane T Balbo, Kayla E Prokopakis, Todd R Fredricks
Phenomenon: Trigger warnings are verbal statements or written warnings that alert students in advance to potentially distressing material. Medical education includes numerous subjects frequently identified as triggers, such as abuse, rape, self-injurious behaviors, eating disorders, drug and alcohol addiction, and suicide. Thus, exploring medical students' perceptions of trigger warnings may provide a valuable perspective on the use of these warnings in higher education. APPROACH: As part of a larger descriptive, cross-sectional survey study on medical education, we assessed 1st- and 2nd-year medical students' perceptions of trigger warnings in the preclinical curriculum...
July 28, 2017: Teaching and Learning in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751801/drought-tolerant-brassica-rapa-shows-rapid-expression-of-gene-networks-for-general-stress-responses-and-programmed-cell-death-under-simulated-drought-stress
#14
Yi Ming Guo, Birgit Samans, Sheng Chen, Kidist B Kibret, Sarah Hatzig, Neil C Turner, Matthew N Nelson, Wallace A Cowling, Rod J Snowdon
Production of oilseed rape/canola (Brassica napus) is increasingly threatened by dry conditions while the demand for vegetable oil is increasing. Brassica rapa is a genetically diverse ancestor of B. napus, and is readily crossed with B. napus. Recently, we reported promising levels of drought tolerance in a wild type of B. rapa which could be a source of drought tolerance for B. napus. We analysed global gene expression by messenger RNA sequencing in seedlings of the drought-tolerant and a drought-sensitive genotype of B...
2017: Plant Molecular Biology Reporter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749052/trump-s-abortion-promoting-aid-policy
#15
Stephen R Latham
On the fourth day of his presidency, Donald Trump reinstated and greatly expanded the "Mexico City policy," which imposes antiabortion restrictions on U.S. foreign health aid. In general, the policy has prohibited U.S. funding of any family-planning groups that use even non-U.S. funds to perform abortions; prohibited aid recipients from lobbying (again, even with non-U.S. money) for liberalization of abortion laws; prohibited nongovernment organizations from creating educational materials on abortion as a family-planning method; and prohibited health workers from referring patients for legal abortions in any cases other than rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother...
July 2017: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746330/updates-on-pharmacological-treatment-of-post-traumatic-stress-disorder
#16
R Koirala, E G I Søegaard, S B Thapa
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder affects a significant proportion of those who have been exposed to exceptionally threatening or catastrophic events or situations such as earthquakes, rape and civil war. The condition can often become chronic and disabling. Medical intervention can therefore be of paramount importance. There are no national guidelines for trauma disorders in Nepal and there is a lack of adequate knowledge regarding drug treatment of PTSD among doctors and other service providers. Though psychotherapy is internationally regarded as the first line treatment for PTSD, it is often not feasible in Nepal due to lack of resources and skilled health workers in this field...
April 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729855/desirable-traits-of-a-good-biocontrol-agent-against-verticillium-wilt
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REVIEW
Silke Deketelaere, Lien Tyvaert, Soraya C França, Monica Höfte
The soil-borne fungus Verticillium causes serious vascular disease in a wide variety of annual crops and woody perennials. Verticillium wilt is notoriously difficult to control by conventional methods, so there is great potential for biocontrol to manage this disease. In this study we aimed to review the research about Verticillium biocontrol to get a better understanding of characteristics that are desirable in a biocontrol agent (BCA) against Verticillium wilt. We only considered studies in which the BCAs were tested on plants...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712501/gene-editing-in-polyploid-crops-wheat-camelina-canola-potato-cotton-peanut-sugar-cane-and-citrus
#18
Donald P Weeks
Polyploid crops make up a significant portion of the major food and fiber crops of the world and include wheat, potato, cotton, apple, peanut, citrus, and brassica oilseeds such as rape, canola, and Camelina. The presence of three sets of chromosomes in triploids, four sets in tetraploids, and six sets in hexaploids present significant challenges to conventional plant breeding and, potentially, to efficient use of rapidly emerging gene and genome-editing systems such as zinc finger nucleases, single-stranded oligonucleotides, TALE effector nucleases, and clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR/Cas9)...
2017: Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712124/sexual-violence-associated-with-poor-mental-health-in-women-attending-australian-general-practices
#19
Laura Tarzia, Sarah Maxwell, Jodie Valpied, Kitty Novy, Rebecca Quake, Kelsey Hegarty
OBJECTIVE: Sexual violence (SV) against adult women is prevalent and associated with a range of mental health issues. General practitioners could potentially have a role in responding, however, there is little information to help guide them. Data around prevalence of all forms of adult SV (not just rape) is inconsistent, particularly in clinical samples, and the links between other forms of SV and mental health issues are not well supported. This study aimed to address these gaps in the knowledge base...
July 16, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711115/anticipatory-processing-maladaptive-attentional-focus-and-postevent-processing-for-interactional-and-performance-situations-treatment-response-and-relationships-with-symptom-change-for-individuals-with-social-anxiety-disorder
#20
Quincy J J Wong, Bree Gregory, Lauren F McLellan, Maria Kangas, Maree J Abbott, Leigh Carpenter, Peter M McEvoy, Lorna Peters, Ronald M Rapee
Anticipatory processing, maladaptive attentional focus, and postevent processing are key cognitive constructs implicated in the maintenance of social anxiety disorder (SAD). The current study examined how treatment for SAD concurrently affects these three cognitive maintaining processes and how these processes are associated with each other as well as with symptom change from pre- to posttreatment. The sample consisted of 116 participants with SAD receiving group cognitive behavioral therapy. All three cognitive maintaining processes were measured relative to a speech task and again relative to a conversation task...
September 2017: Behavior Therapy
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