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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429710/life-cycle-assessment-needs-predictive-spatial-modelling-for-biodiversity-and-ecosystem-services
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Rebecca Chaplin-Kramer, Sarah Sim, Perrine Hamel, Benjamin Bryant, Ryan Noe, Carina Mueller, Giles Rigarlsford, Michal Kulak, Virginia Kowal, Richard Sharp, Julie Clavreul, Edward Price, Stephen Polasky, Mary Ruckelshaus, Gretchen Daily
International corporations in an increasingly globalized economy exert a major influence on the planet's land use and resources through their product design and material sourcing decisions. Many companies use life cycle assessment (LCA) to evaluate their sustainability, yet commonly-used LCA methodologies lack the spatial resolution and predictive ecological information to reveal key impacts on climate, water and biodiversity. We present advances for LCA that integrate spatially explicit modelling of land change and ecosystem services in a Land-Use Change Improved (LUCI)-LCA...
April 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429157/scenes-as-micro-cultures-examining-heterogeneity-of-hiv-risk-behavior-among-gay-bisexual-and-other-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-toronto-canada
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Syed W Noor, Barry D Adam, David J Brennan, David A Moskowitz, Sandra Gardner, Trevor A Hart
Using latent class analysis (LCA), we examined patterns of participation in multiple scenes, how sexual risk practices vary by scene, and psychosocial factors associated with these patterns among 470 gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (GBM) recruited from Toronto. We calculated posterior probability of being in a class from participation in nine separate scenes. We used Entropy, the Bayesian information criterion and the Lo-Mendel-Rubin likelihood ratio test to identify the best fit model. Fit indices suggested a four-class solution...
April 20, 2017: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426162/motion-corrected-simultaneous-cardiac-positron-emission-tomography-and-coronary-mr-angiography-with-high-acquisition-efficiency
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Camila Munoz, Radhouene Neji, Gastão Cruz, Andrew Mallia, Sami Jeljeli, Andrew J Reader, Rene M Botnar, Claudia Prieto
PURPOSE: Develop a framework for efficient free-breathing simultaneous whole-heart coronary magnetic resonance angiography (CMRA) and cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) on a 3 Tesla PET-MR system. METHODS: An acquisition that enables nonrigid motion correction of both CMRA and PET has been developed. The proposed method estimates translational motion from low-resolution 2D MR image navigators acquired at each heartbeat and 3D nonrigid respiratory motion between different respiratory bins from the CMRA data itself...
April 20, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414913/lca-harmonization-and-soil-science-rankings-results-on-food-waste-management-methods
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Jeffrey Morris, Sally L Brown, Matthew Cotton, H Scott Matthews
This study reviewed 147 life cycle studies, with 28 found suitable for harmonizing food waste management methods' climate and energy impacts. 80 scientific soil productivity studies were assessed to rank management method soil benefits. Harmonized climate impacts per kilogram (kg) food waste range from -0.20 kg of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e) for anaerobic digestion (AD) to 0.38 kg CO2e for landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE). Aerobic composting (AC) is -0.10 kg CO2e. In-sink grinding (ISG) via a food waste disposer and flushing for management with other sewerage at a wastewater treatment plant emits 0...
April 17, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406561/lower-ilium-evolution-in-apes-and-hominins
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Ashley S Hammond, Sergio Almécija
Elucidating the pelvic morphology of the Pan-Homo last common ancestor (LCA) is crucial for understanding ape and human evolution. The pelvis of Ardipithecus ramidus has been the basis of controversial interpretations of the LCA pelvis. In particular, it was proposed that the lower ilium became elongate independently in the orangutan and chimpanzee clades, making these taxa poor analogues for the pelvis of the LCA. This study examines the variation in relative lower ilium height between and within living and fossil hominoid species (and other anthropoids), and models its evolution using available fossil hominoids as calibration points...
May 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403437/postretinal-structure-and-function-in-severe-congenital-photoreceptor-blindness-caused-by-mutations-in-the-gucy2d-gene
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Geoffrey K Aguirre, Omar H Butt, Ritobrato Datta, Alejandro J Roman, Alexander Sumaroka, Sharon B Schwartz, Artur V Cideciyan, Samuel G Jacobson
Purpose: To examine how severe congenital blindness resulting from mutations of the GUCY2D gene alters brain structure and function, and to relate these findings to the notable preservation of retinal architecture in this form of Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA). Methods: Six GUCY2D-LCA patients (ages 20-46) were studied with optical coherence tomography of the retina and multimodal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain. Measurements from this group were compared to those obtained from populations of normally sighted controls and people with congenital blindness of a variety of causes...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402917/towards-the-integration-of-orbital-space-use-in-life-cycle-impact-assessment
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Thibaut Maury, Philippe Loubet, Jonathan Ouziel, Maud Saint-Amand, Ludovic Dariol, Guido Sonnemann
A rising sustainability concern is occurring in the space sector: 29,000 human-made objects, larger than 10cm are orbiting the Earth but only 6% are operational spacecrafts. Today, space debris is today a significant and constant danger to all space missions. Consequently, it becomes compelled to design new space missions considering End-of-Life requirements in order to ensure the sustainable use of space orbits. Furthermore, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) has been identified by the European Space Agency as an adequate tool to measure the environmental impact of spacecraft missions...
April 9, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402752/the-microrna-mir-210-is-expressed-by-cancer-cells-but-also-by-the-tumor-microenvironment-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Isabelle Bar, Ahmad Merhi, Fadi Abdel-Sater, Abduelhakem Ben Addi, Sara Sollennita, Jean-Luc Canon, Paul Delrée
The triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) subtype occurs in about 15% of breast cancer and is an aggressive subtype of breast cancer with poor outcome. Furthermore, treatment of patients with TNBC is more challenging due to the heterogeneity of the disease and the absence of well-defined molecular targets. Microribonucleic acid (RNA) represents a new class of biomarkers that are frequently dysregulated in cancer. It has been described that the microRNA miR-210 is highly expressed in TNBC, and its overexpression had been linked to poor prognosis...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400959/is-a-diet-low-in-greenhouse-gas-emissions-a-nutritious-diet-analyses-of-self-selected-diets-in-the-lifegene-study
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Katarina Bälter, Camilla Sjörs, Arvid Sjölander, Christopher Gardner, Fredrik Hedenus, Annika Tillander
BACKGROUND: Climate change is an urgent global issue and the food sector is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE). Here we study if a diet low in GHGE could be a nutritious diet compared to the Nordic Nutrition Recommendations (NNR). METHODS: The environmental impact of foods from Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) data was linked to a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) filled out by 5,364 participants in the Swedish LifeGene study. Thereafter, we calculated the daily emission of CO2 equivalents (CO2e) as well as the intake of selected nutrients associated with vegetables, fruits, meat and dairy products...
2017: Archives of Public Health, Archives Belges de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400858/multi-product-biorefineries-from-lignocelluloses-a-pathway-to-revitalisation-of-the-sugar-industry
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Somayeh Farzad, Mohsen Ali Mandegari, Miao Guo, Kathleen F Haigh, Nilay Shah, Johann F Görgens
BACKGROUND: Driven by a range of sustainability challenges, e.g. climate change, resource depletion and expanding populations, a circular bioeconomy is emerging and expected to evolve progressively in the coming decades. South Africa along with other BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) represents the emerging bioeconomy and contributes significantly to global sugar market. In our research, South Africa is used as a case study to demonstrate the sustainable design for the future biorefineries annexed to existing sugar industry...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396918/comparison-of-10-and-20-min-hepatobiliary-phase-images-on-gd-eob-dtpa-enhanced-mri-t1-mapping-for-liver-function-assessment-in-clinic
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Zhi-Peng Zhou, Li-Ling Long, Wei-Jia Qiu, Ge Cheng, Li-Juan Huang, Teng-Fei Yang, Zhong-Kui Huang
PURPOSE: To compare hepatobiliary phase (HBP) images obtained 10 and 20 min after Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI for liver function assessment in clinic on 3.0 T MR imaging. METHODS: 103 patients were separated into four groups: 38 patients for the normal liver function (NLF) group, 33 patients for the liver cirrhosis with Child-Pugh A (LCA) group, 21 patients for the liver cirrhosis with Child-Pugh B group, and 11 patients for a liver cirrhosis with Child-Pugh C group...
April 10, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393324/maternal-prenatal-stress-and-other-developmental-risk-factors-for-adolescent-depression-spotlight-on-sex-differences
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Seth D Maxwell, Anna M Fineberg, Deborah A Drabick, Shannon K Murphy, Lauren M Ellman
Maternal stress during pregnancy has been linked to premorbid abnormalities associated with depression (e.g., difficult temperament, cognitive deficits) in offspring. However, few studies have looked across developmental periods to examine maternal stress during pregnancy and offspring depression during adolescence and whether these associations differ by sex. The current study used data from 1711 mother-offspring dyads (offspring sex: 49.8% male) in a longitudinal birth cohort study. Maternal narratives collected during pregnancy were qualitatively coded for stress-related themes by independent raters...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393043/leber-s-congenital-amaurosis-and-the-role-of-gene-therapy-in-congenital-retinal-disorders
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REVIEW
Walid Sharif, Zuhair Sharif
Leber's congenital amaurosis (LCA) and recent gene therapy advancement for treating inherited retinopathies were extensive literature reviewed using MEDLINE, PubMed and EMBASE. Adeno-associated viral vectors were the most utilised vectors for ocular gene therapy. Cone photoreceptor cells might use an alternate pathway which was not reliant of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) derived retinoid isomerohydrolase (RPE65) to access the 11-cis retinal dehydechromophore. Research efforts dedicated on the progression of a gene-based therapy for the treatment of LCA2...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393019/aiding-eco-labelling-process-and-its-implementation-environmental-impact-assessment-methodology-to-define-product-category-rules-for-canned-anchovies
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Jara Laso, María Margallo, Pére Fullana, Alba Bala, Cristina Gazulla, Ángel Irabien, Rubén Aldaco
To be able to fulfil high market expectations for a number of practical applications, Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) have to meet and comply with specific and strict methodological prerequisites. These expectations include the possibility to add up Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)-based information in the supply chain and to compare different EPDs. To achieve this goal, common and harmonized calculation rules have to be established, the so-called Product Category Rules (PCRs), which set the overall LCA calculation rules to create EPDs...
2017: MethodsX
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390448/taking-an-intersectional-approach-to-define-latent-classes-of-socioeconomic-status-ethnicity-and-migration-status-for-psychiatric-epidemiological-research
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L Goodwin, B Gazard, L Aschan, S MacCrimmon, M Hotopf, S L Hatch
AIMS: Inequalities in mental health are well documented using individual social statuses such as socioeconomic status (SES), ethnicity and migration status. However, few studies have taken an intersectional approach to investigate inequalities in mental health using latent class analysis (LCA). This study will examine the association between multiple indicator classes of social identity with common mental disorder (CMD). METHODS: Data on CMD symptoms were assessed in a diverse inner London sample of 1052 participants in the second wave of the South East London Community Health study...
April 9, 2017: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387684/neuropsychological-subgroups-in-non-demented-parkinson-s-disease-a-latent-class-analysis
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Laura Brennan, Kathryn M Devlin, Sharon X Xie, Dawn Mechanic-Hamilton, Baochan Tran, Howard H Hurtig, Alice Chen-Plotkin, Lama M Chahine, James F Morley, John E Duda, David R Roalf, Nabila Dahodwala, Jacqueline Rick, John Q Trojanowski, Paul J Moberg, Daniel Weintraub
BACKGROUND: Methods to detect early cognitive decline and account for heterogeneity of deficits in Parkinson's disease (PD) are needed. Quantitative methods such as latent class analysis (LCA) offer an objective approach to delineate discrete phenotypes of impairment. OBJECTIVE: To identify discrete neurocognitive phenotypes in PD patients without dementia. METHODS: LCA was applied to a battery of 8 neuropsychological measures to identify cognitive subtypes in a cohort of 199 non-demented PD patients...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386887/a-soil-biotechnology-system-for-wastewater-treatment-technical-hygiene-environmental-lca-and-economic-aspects
#17
Sheetal Jaisingh Kamble, Yogita Chakravarthy, Anju Singh, Caroline Chubilleau, Markus Starkl, Itee Bawa
Soil biotechnology (SBT) is a green engineering approach for wastewater treatment and recycling. Five SBT units located in the Mumbai region were under consideration of which holistic assessment of two SBT plants was carried out considering its technical, environmental and economic aspects and was compared with published research of other three. LCA has been done to evaluate the environmental impacts of construction and operation phase of SBT. Chemical oxygen demand (COD) and biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) removal of more than 90% can be achieved using this technology...
April 6, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384580/inventory-analysis-and-carbon-footprint-of-coastland-hotel-services-a-spanish-case-study
#18
Rita Puig, Eylem Kiliç, Alejandra Navarro, Jaume Albertí, Lorenzo Chacón, Pere Fullana-I-Palmer
Tourism is a key industry in the Spanish economy. Spain was in the World top three ranking by international tourist arrivals and by income in 2015. The development of the tourism industry is essential to maintain the established economic system. However, if the environmental requirements were not taken into account, the country would face a negative effect on depletion of local environmental resources from which tourism depends. This case study evaluates, through a life cycle perspective, the average carbon footprint of an overnight stay in a Spanish coastland hotel by analyzing 14 two-to-five-stars hotels...
April 3, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377899/certain-less-invasive-infertility-treatments-associated-with-different-levels-of-pregnancy-related-anxiety-in-pregnancies-conceived-via-in-vitro-fertilization
#19
Eleanor Lowndes Stevenson, Richard Sloane
BACKGROUND: Research supports that in vitro fertilization causes anxiety and that anxiety can continue into the resulting pregnancy. Most women who have IVF will have a less invasive treatment for infertility prior to IVF; however, it is unclear if specific less invasive treatment cycles impact anxiety that is experienced in the pregnancy resulting from IVF. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted for women who became pregnant via IVF, and data was collected about reported previous non-IVF treatment cycles as well as Pregnancy Related Anxiety Measure...
January 2017: Journal of Reproduction & Infertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377592/bonobo-anatomy-reveals-stasis-and-mosaicism-in-chimpanzee-evolution-and-supports-bonobos-as-the-most-appropriate-extant-mode%C3%AF-l-for-the-common-ancestor-of-chimpanzees-and-humans
#20
Rui Diogo, Julia L Molnar, Bernard Wood
Common chimps and bonobos are our closest living relatives but almost nothing is known about bonobo internal anatomy. We present the first phylogenetic analysis to include musculoskeletal data obtained from a recent dissection of bonobos. Notably, chimpanzees, and in particular bonobos, provide a remarkable case of evolutionary stasis for since the chimpanzee-human split c.8 Ma among >120 head-neck (HN) and forelimb (FL) muscles there were only four minor changes in the chimpanzee clade, and all were reversions to the ancestral condition...
April 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
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