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J Nieves, R Pavao, L Tolos
We have reviewed the renormalization procedure used in the unitarized coupled-channel model of Romanets et al. (Phys Rev D 85:114032, 2012), and its impact in the [Formula: see text], [Formula: see text], and [Formula: see text] sector, where five [Formula: see text] states have been recently observed by the LHCb Collaboration. The meson-baryon interactions used in the model are consistent with both chiral and heavy-quark spin symmetries, and lead to a successful description of the observed lowest-lying odd parity resonances [Formula: see text] and [Formula: see text], and [Formula: see text] and [Formula: see text] resonances...
2018: European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields
Julian Clauß, Matthias Obenaus, Csaba Miskey, Zoltán Ivics, Zsuzsanna Izsvák, Wolfgang Uckert, Mario Bunse
Transposon-based vectors have entered clinical trials as an alternative to viral vectors for genetic engineering of T cells. However, transposon vectors require DNA transfection into T cells which we found to cause adverse effects. T cell viability was decreased in a dose-dependent manner and DNA-transfected T cells showed a delayed response upon T cell receptor (TCR) stimulation with regard to blast formation, proliferation and surface expression of CD25 and CD28. Gene expression analysis demonstrated a DNA-dependent induction of a type I interferon response and IFN-β upregulation...
March 21, 2018: Human Gene Therapy
Nick Rowe
Rowe introduces the beautiful and fascinating plants classified as lianas.
March 19, 2018: Current Biology: CB
Philip L Smith, Daniel R Little
The dominant paradigm for inference in psychology is a null-hypothesis significance testing one. Recently, the foundations of this paradigm have been shaken by several notable replication failures. One recommendation to remedy the replication crisis is to collect larger samples of participants. We argue that this recommendation misses a critical point, which is that increasing sample size will not remedy psychology's lack of strong measurement, lack of strong theories and models, and lack of effective experimental control over error variance...
March 19, 2018: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
Mohamed H Noureldein, Assaad A Eid
The gut microbiota plays a substantial role in regulating the host metabolic and immune functions. Dysbiosis, resulting from disruption of gut microbiota, predisposes many morbid pathologies like obesity and its associated comorbidities, diabetes and inflammatory conditions including some types of cancer. There are numerous proposed signaling pathways through which alterations in gut microbiota and its metabolites can disturb the host's normal physiological functions. Interestingly, many of these processes happen to be controlled by the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR)...
March 13, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
Yasunori Sasakura
Enhancer trap is a famous application of transposons. This method is useful for the creation of marker transgenic lines that express a reporter gene in tissue- or organ-specific manner, characterization of enhancers in the genome, finding novel patterns of gene expression, and mutagenesis. In Ciona intestinalis, efficient enhancer traps with Minos and Sleeping beauty transposons have been reported. With the enhancer trap lines, the intronic enhancers regulating the expression of the Musashi gene, the compartment in the digestive tube, the presence of enhancers sensitive to the orientation of the gene that they regulate, and the functions of the Hox1 gene have been revealed...
2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
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April 1, 2018: Spine
Doreen Huppert, Thomas Brandt
Seasickness, fear of heights, and adverse effects of alcohol were the major areas where descriptions of vertigo and dizziness were found in Roman, Greek, and Chinese texts from about 730 BC-600 AD. A few detailed accounts were suggestive of specific vestibular disorders such as Menière's attacks (Huangdi Neijing, the Yellow Thearch's Classic of Internal Medicine) or vestibular migraine (Aretaeus of Cappadocia). Further, the etymological and metaphorical meanings of the terms and their symptoms provide fascinating historical insights, e...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Neurology
Gökhan Aydogan, Andrea Jobst, Fabian Loy, Sandra Dehning, Peter Zill, Norbert Müller, Martin Kocher
Decision-making in groups is a remarkable and decisive element of human societies. Humans are able to organize themselves in groups, engage in collaborative decision-making processes and arrive at a binding agreement, even in the absence of unanimous consent. However, the transfer of decision-making autonomy requires a willingness to deliberately expose oneself to the decisions of others. A lack of trust in the abilities of others or of the underlying decision-making process, i.e. public trust, can lead to a breakdown of organizations in political or economic domains...
March 8, 2018: Hormones and Behavior
Jessica M Alleva, Phillippa C Diedrichs, Emma Halliwell, Carolien Martijn, Bobby G Stuijfzand, Georgia Treneman-Evans, Nichola Rumsey
Focusing on body functionality is a promising technique for improving women's body image. This study replicates prior research in a large novel sample, tests longer-term follow-up effects, and investigates underlying mechanisms of these effects (body complexity and body-self integration). British women (N = 261) aged 18-30 who wanted to improve their body image were randomised to Expand Your Horizon (three online body functionality writing exercises) or an active control. Trait body image was assessed at Pretest, Posttest, 1-week, and 1-month Follow-Up...
March 6, 2018: Body Image
Constantino G Mendieta, Aditya Sood
The buttock area has received much media attention in recent years, which has produced increased patient demand for buttock reshaping or contouring and augmentation. Increasing patient demand has necessitated a more structured approach to evaluation of gluteal anatomy and the development of surgical procedures to enhance its beauty.
April 2018: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
Saeid Atighechi, Mohammadhossein Dadgarnia, Sedighe Vaziribozorg, Zahra Jokar, Ruhollah Sadeghmanesh
INTRODUCTION: The nasal tip refinement is the most difficult stages of rhinoplasty surgery; whereas, the most important part in terms of beauty and performance is the projection refinement. Lateral crural overlay (LCO) is a common technique in rhinoplasty used to reduce nasal tip projection and increase nasal tip rotation. Given the important role of lower lateral cartilage (LLC) in the non-collapse of nasal external valve and air passage, it is necessary to evaluate the changes in nasal elasticity caused by surgery...
March 7, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
R Urbatsch
Physical attractiveness tends to inspire friendlier reactions and more positive evaluations from others, so that the beautiful are likelier to succeed across many kinds of endeavors. Does this history of success lead to a more optimistic, hopeful attitude? Evidence from the 2016 General Social Survey and the 1972 National Election Study suggests that it often does: those whom interviewers rate as better-looking tend to report higher expectations that life will turn out well for them, and show signs of greater upward social mobility...
March 2018: Social Science Research
Heather L Gordon, Lisa Slattery Walker, Shahar Gur, Jessie L Olien
For over 30 years, researchers have examined social influence using status characteristics theory (Berger and Conner, 1974). While research has investigated beauty and attractiveness as status characteristics (e.g., Webster and Driskell, 1983), there is a dearth of research that examines whether obesity has status value using status characteristics theory. The current paper reviews the literature on, demonstrating how they are related to status characteristics. Next, this paper demonstrates how the effects of both gender and obesity can be explained by considering them as status characteristics, which have the potential to create subsequent status beliefs and stigma...
March 2018: Social Science Research
Katherine D Walton, Darcy Mishkind, Misty R Riddle, Clifford J Tabin, Deborah L Gumucio
Efficient absorption of nutrients by the intestine is essential for life. In mammals and birds, convolution of the intestinal surface into finger-like projections called villi is an important adaptation that ensures the massive surface area for nutrient contact that is required to meet metabolic demands. Each villus projection serves as a functional absorptive unit: it is covered by a simple columnar epithelium that is derived from endoderm and contains a mesodermally derived core with supporting vasculature, lacteals, enteric nerves, smooth muscle, fibroblasts, myofibroblasts, and immune cells...
March 7, 2018: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Developmental Biology
Meredith L Clements
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March 6, 2018: Annals of Internal Medicine
Pooja Vyas, Dinesh Kumar Yadav, Poonam Khandelwal
Tectona grandis Linn (Teak), is locally known as Sagwan, belongs to Lamiaceae family. It is one of the most valuable timber in the world, due to its beautiful surface and its resistance to termite and fungal damage. The main active ingredient compounds that are responsible for these action are tectoquinone, lapachol and deoxylapachol. Naphthoquinones, anthraquinones and isoprenoid quinones are abundant metabolites in teak. In addition to these, teak contains several other phytochemicals such as triterpenoids, steroids, lignans, fatty esters and phenolic compounds...
March 6, 2018: Natural Product Research
D Lavanya, S Manimaran, K Bhagyalakshmi
There are so many beauty salons in Metropolis to provide these services to women exclusively [1]. These beauty salons depend mostly on electricity for their services to customers, without it there is no effective means of operation [2]. These beauty salons are definitely leading to women empowerment.It is run by the women for women. Since they fall under the category of micro and small enterprises, these salons may avail so many financial and non- financial advantages from the Government of India. They also provide employment opportunities to the women employees...
February 9, 2018: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
Marta Holstein, Cristina Mesa-Nuñez, Csaba Miskey, Elena Almarza, Valentina Poletti, Marco Schmeer, Esther Grueso, Juan Carlos Ordóñez Flores, Dennis Kobelt, Wolfgang Walther, Manish K Aneja, Johannes Geiger, Halvard B Bonig, Zsuzsanna Izsvák, Martin Schleef, Carsten Rudolph, Fulvio Mavilio, Juan A Bueren, Guillermo Guenechea, Zoltán Ivics
The Sleeping Beauty (SB) transposon system is a non-viral gene delivery platform that combines simplicity, inexpensive manufacture, and favorable safety features in the context of human applications. However, efficient correction of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) with non-viral vector systems, including SB, demands further refinement of gene delivery techniques. We set out to improve SB gene transfer into hard-to-transfect human CD34+ cells by vectorizing the SB system components in the form of minicircles that are devoid of plasmid backbone sequences and are, therefore, significantly reduced in size...
January 31, 2018: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
Colin Adrain, Sivan Henis-Korenblit, Pedro M Domingos
It was a sunny Ericeira, in Portugal, that received the participants of the EMBO Workshop on Proteostasis, from 17 to 21 November 2017. Most participants gave talks or presented posters concerning their most recent research results, and lively scientific discussions occurred against the backdrop of the beautiful Atlantic Ocean.Proteostasis is the portmanteau of the words protein and homeostasis, and it refers to the biological mechanisms controlling the biogenesis, folding, trafficking and degradation of proteins in cells...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Cell Science
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