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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911795/klb-is-associated-with-alcohol-drinking-and-its-gene-product-%C3%AE-klotho-is-necessary-for-fgf21-regulation-of-alcohol-preference
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Gunter Schumann, Chunyu Liu, Paul O'Reilly, He Gao, Parkyong Song, Bing Xu, Barbara Ruggeri, Najaf Amin, Tianye Jia, Sarah Preis, Marcelo Segura Lepe, Shizuo Akira, Caterina Barbieri, Sebastian Baumeister, Stephane Cauchi, Toni-Kim Clarke, Stefan Enroth, Krista Fischer, Jenni Hällfors, Sarah E Harris, Saskia Hieber, Edith Hofer, Jouke-Jan Hottenga, Åsa Johansson, Peter K Joshi, Niina Kaartinen, Jaana Laitinen, Rozenn Lemaitre, Anu Loukola, Jian'an Luan, Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen, Massimo Mangino, Ani Manichaikul, Hamdi Mbarek, Yuri Milaneschi, Alireza Moayyeri, Kenneth Mukamal, Christopher Nelson, Jennifer Nettleton, Eemil Partinen, Rajesh Rawal, Antonietta Robino, Lynda Rose, Cinzia Sala, Takashi Satoh, Reinhold Schmidt, Katharina Schraut, Robert Scott, Albert Vernon Smith, John M Starr, Alexander Teumer, Stella Trompet, André G Uitterlinden, Cristina Venturini, Anne-Claire Vergnaud, Niek Verweij, Veronique Vitart, Dragana Vuckovic, Juho Wedenoja, Loic Yengo, Bing Yu, Weihua Zhang, Jing Hua Zhao, Dorret I Boomsma, John Chambers, Daniel I Chasman, Toniolo Daniela, Eco de Geus, Ian Deary, Johan G Eriksson, Tõnu Esko, Volker Eulenburg, Oscar H Franco, Philippe Froguel, Christian Gieger, Hans J Grabe, Vilmundur Gudnason, Ulf Gyllensten, Tamara B Harris, Anna-Liisa Hartikainen, Andrew C Heath, Lynne Hocking, Albert Hofman, Cornelia Huth, Marjo-Riitta Jarvelin, J Wouter Jukema, Jaakko Kaprio, Jaspal S Kooner, Zoltan Kutalik, Jari Lahti, Claudia Langenberg, Terho Lehtimäki, Yongmei Liu, Pamela A F Madden, Nicholas Martin, Alanna Morrison, Brenda Penninx, Nicola Pirastu, Bruce Psaty, Olli Raitakari, Paul Ridker, Richard Rose, Jerome I Rotter, Nilesh J Samani, Helena Schmidt, Tim D Spector, David Stott, David Strachan, Ioanna Tzoulaki, Pim van der Harst, Cornelia M van Duijn, Pedro Marques-Vidal, Peter Vollenweider, Nicholas J Wareham, John B Whitfield, James Wilson, Bruce Wolffenbuttel, Georgy Bakalkin, Evangelos Evangelou, Yun Liu, Kenneth M Rice, Sylvane Desrivières, Steven A Kliewer, David J Mangelsdorf, Christian P Müller, Daniel Levy, Paul Elliott
Excessive alcohol consumption is a major public health problem worldwide. Although drinking habits are known to be inherited, few genes have been identified that are robustly linked to alcohol drinking. We conducted a genome-wide association metaanalysis and replication study among >105,000 individuals of European ancestry and identified β-Klotho (KLB) as a locus associated with alcohol consumption (rs11940694; P = 9.2 × 10(-12)). β-Klotho is an obligate coreceptor for the hormone FGF21, which is secreted from the liver and implicated in macronutrient preference in humans...
November 28, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911273/robust-detection-of-immune-transcripts-in-ffpe-samples-using-targeted-rna-sequencing
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Benjamin E Paluch, Sean T Glenn, Jeffrey M Conroy, Antonios Papanicolau-Sengos, Wiam Bshara, Angela R Omilian, Elizabeth Brese, Mary Nesline, Blake Burgher, Jonathan Andreas, Kunle Odunsi, Kevin Eng, Ji He, Maochun Qin, Mark Gardner, Lorenzo Galluzzi, Carl D Morrison
Current criteria for identifying cancer patients suitable for immunotherapy with immune checkpoint blockers (ICBs) are subjective and prone to misinterpretation, as they mainly rely on the visual assessment of CD274 (best known as PD-L1) expression levels by immunohistochemistry (IHC). To address this issue, we developed a RNA sequencing (RNAseq)-based approach that specifically measures the abundance of immune transcripts in formalin-fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) specimens. Besides exhibiting superior sensitivity as compared to whole transcriptome RNAseq, our assay requires little starting material, implying that it is compatible with RNA degradation normally caused by formalin...
November 29, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909944/using-an-analysis-of-behavior-change-to-inform-effective-digital-intervention-design-how-did-the-primit-website-change-hand-hygiene-behavior-across-8993-users
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B Ainsworth, M Steele, B Stuart, J Joseph, S Miller, L Morrison, P Little, L Yardley
BACKGROUND: In designing digital interventions for healthcare, it is important to understand not just whether interventions work but also how and for whom-including whether individual intervention components have different effects, whether a certain usage threshold is required to change behavior in each intervention and whether usage differs across population subgroups. PURPOSE: We investigated these questions using data from a large trial of the digital PRimary care trial of a website based Infection control intervention to Modify Influenza-like illness and respiratory tract infection Transmission) (PRIMIT) intervention, which aimed to reduce respiratory tract infections (RTIs) by increasing hand hygiene behavior...
December 1, 2016: Annals of Behavioral Medicine: a Publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907154/pheromone-recognition-and-selectivity-by-comr-proteins-among-streptococcus-species
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Erin Shanker, Donald A Morrison, Antoine Talagas, Sylvie Nessler, Michael J Federle, Gerd Prehna
Natural transformation, or competence, is an ability inherent to bacteria for the uptake of extracellular DNA. This process is central to bacterial evolution and allows for the rapid acquirement of new traits, such as antibiotic resistance in pathogenic microorganisms. For the Gram-positive bacteria genus Streptococcus, genes required for competence are under the regulation of quorum sensing (QS) mediated by peptide pheromones. One such system, ComRS, consists of a peptide (ComS) that is processed (XIP), secreted, and later imported into the cytoplasm, where it binds and activates the transcription factor ComR...
December 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904649/fasciocutaneous-flap-reinforcement-of-ventral-onlay-buccal-mucosa-grafts-enables-neophallus-revision-urethroplasty
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Stelios C Wilson, John T Stranix, Kiranpreet Khurana, Shane D Morrison, Jamie P Levine, Lee C Zhao
BACKGROUND: Urethral strictures or fistulas are common complications after phalloplasty. Neourethral defects pose a difficult reconstructive challenge using standard techniques as there is generally insufficient ventral tissue to support a graft urethroplasty. We report our experience with local fasciocutaneous flaps for support of ventrally-placed buccal mucosal grafts (BMGs) in phalloplasty. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients who underwent phalloplasty and subsequently required revision urethroplasty using BMGs between 2011 and 2015 was completed...
December 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903311/comparison-of-neural-histomorphology-in-tail-tips-from-pigs-docked-using-clippers-or-cautery-iron
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N J Kells, N J Beausoleil, C B Johnson, M A Sutherland, R S Morrison, W Roe
Tail docking of pigs is commonly performed to reduce the incidence of unwanted tail-biting behaviour. Two docking methods are commonly used: blunt trauma cutting (i.e. using side clippers), or cutting and concurrent cauterisation using a hot cautery iron. A potential consequence of tail amputation is the development of neuromas at the docking site. Neuromas have been linked to neuropathic pain, which can influence the longer-term welfare of affected individuals. To determine whether method of tail docking influences the extent of neuroma formation, 75 pigs were allocated to one of three treatments at birth: tail docked using clippers; tail docked using cautery iron; tail left intact...
December 1, 2016: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901452/perioperative-characteristics-of-dogs-undergoing-open-versus-laparoscopic-assisted-cystotomy-for-treatment-of-cystic-calculi-89-cases-2011-2015
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Ameet Singh, Katie Hoddinott, Shauna Morrison, Michelle L Oblak, Brigitte A Brisson, Adam T Ogilvie, Gabrielle Monteith, John D Denstedt
OBJECTIVE To compare perioperative characteristics of dogs with cystic calculi treated via open versus laparoscopic-assisted cystotomy (LAC). DESIGN Retrospective case series. ANIMALS 89 client-owned dogs that underwent open cystotomy (n = 39) or LAC (50). PROCEDURES Medical records of dogs that underwent cystotomy between 2011 and 2015 were reviewed. History, signalment, surgery date, results of physical examination, results of preoperative diagnostic testing, details of surgical treatment, duration of surgery, perioperative complications, treatment costs, and duration of hospitalization were recorded...
December 15, 2016: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898938/effects-of-varying-floor-space-on-aggressive-behavior-and-cortisol-concentrations-in-group-housed-sows
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P H Hemsworth, R S Morrison, A J Tilbrook, K L Butler, M Rice, S J Moeller
Floor space is an important determinant of aggression and stress in group-housed sows, and the aim of the present experiment was to comprehensively examine the effects of floor space in the range of 1.45 to 2.90 m/sow from mixing until 27 d after insemination on aggression, stress, and reproduction of group-housed sows. A previous experiment on the effects of floor space indicated spatial variability across and along the research facility in both sow aggression and stress. To minimize this spatial variability within the research facility, similar-sized pens but with varying groups sizes (10-20) in 4 separate blocks of 3 contiguous pens within each of 9 time replicates (180 sows/replicate) were used to examine 6 space allowances (1...
November 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898602/novel-high-spatiotemporal-resolution-versus-standard-of-care-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-breast-mri-comparison-of-image-quality
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Courtney K Morrison, Leah C Henze Bancroft, Wendy B DeMartini, James H Holmes, Kang Wang, Ryan J Bosca, Frank R Korosec, Roberta M Strigel
OBJECTIVE: Currently, dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) prioritizes spatial resolution over temporal resolution given the limitations of acquisition techniques. The purpose of our intrapatient study was to assess the ability of a novel high spatial and high temporal resolution DCE breast MRI method to maintain image quality compared with the clinical standard-of-care (SOC) MRI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty patients, each demonstrating a focal area of enhancement (29 benign, 1 cancer) on their SOC MRI, consented to undergo a research DCE breast MRI on a second date...
November 28, 2016: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898304/motivational-processes-from-expectancy-value-theory-are-associated-with-variability-in-the-error-positivity-in-young-children
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Matthew H Kim, Loren M Marulis, Jennie K Grammer, Frederick J Morrison, William J Gehring
Motivational beliefs and values influence how children approach challenging activities. The current study explored motivational processes from an expectancy-value theory framework by studying children's mistakes and their responses to them by focusing on two event-related potential (ERP) components: the error-related negativity (ERN) and the error positivity (Pe). Motivation was assessed using a child-friendly challenge puzzle task and a brief interview measure prior to ERP testing. Data from 50 4- to 6-year-old children revealed that greater perceived competence beliefs were related to a larger Pe, whereas stronger intrinsic task value beliefs were associated with a smaller Pe...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896728/inferring-trees
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Simon Whelan, David A Morrison
Molecular evolution can reveal the relationship between sets of homologous sequences and the patterns of change that occur during their evolution. An important aspect of these studies is the inference of a phylogenetic tree, which explicitly describes evolutionary relationships between homologous sequences. This chapter provides an introduction to evolutionary trees and how to infer them from sequence data using some commonly used inferential methodology. It focuses on statistical methods for inferring trees and how to assess the confidence one should have in any resulting tree, with a particular emphasis on the underlying assumptions of the methods and how they might affect the tree estimate...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894498/noncompressible-torso-hemorrhage
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REVIEW
Jonathan J Morrison
Noncompressible torso hemorrhage (NCTH) constitutes a leading cause of potentially preventable trauma mortality. NCTH is defined by high-grade injury present in one or more of the following anatomic domains: pulmonary, solid abdominal organ, major vascular or pelvic trauma; plus hemodynamic instability or the need for immediate hemorrhage control. Rapid operative management, as part of a damage control resuscitation strategy, remains the mainstay of treatment. However, endovascular techniques are evolving and may become more mainstream with the advent of hybrid rooms that can deliver concurrent open and radiologic/endovascular management of traumatic hemorrhage...
January 2017: Critical Care Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893827/astrocyte-structural-and-molecular-response-to-elevated-intraocular-pressure-occurs-rapidly-and-precedes-axonal-tubulin-rearrangement-within-the-optic-nerve-head-in-a-rat-model
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Shandiz Tehrani, Lauren Davis, William O Cepurna, Tiffany E Choe, Diana C Lozano, Ashley Monfared, Lauren Cooper, Joshua Cheng, Elaine C Johnson, John C Morrison
Glaucomatous axon injury occurs at the level of the optic nerve head (ONH) in response to uncontrolled intraocular pressure (IOP). The temporal response of ONH astrocytes (glial cells responsible for axonal support) to elevated IOP remains unknown. Here, we evaluate the response of actin-based astrocyte extensions and integrin-based signaling within the ONH to 8 hours of IOP elevation in a rat model. IOP elevation of 60 mm Hg was achieved under isoflurane anesthesia using anterior chamber cannulation connected to a saline reservoir...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893648/quantity-and-quality-of-economic-evaluations-in-u-s-nursing-research-1997-2015-a-systematic-review
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Wendy A Cook, Megan L Morrison, Linda H Eaton, Brian R Theodore, Ardith Z Doorenbos
BACKGROUND: The United States has a complex healthcare system that is undergoing substantial reformations. There is a need for high-quality, economic evaluations of nursing practice. An updated review of completed economic evaluations relevant to the field of nursing within the U.S. healthcare system is timely and needed. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate and describe the quantity and quality of economic evaluations in nursing-relevant research performed in the United States between 1997 and 2015...
November 23, 2016: Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893009/lymphadenectomy-for-treatment-of-early-stage-endometrial-cancer
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Jonathan A Frost, Katie E Webster, Jo Morrison
Clinical Question: What is the association between lymphadenectomy and survival, disease recurrence, and surgical morbidity in women with presumed early-stage, low-grade endometrial carcinoma? Bottom Line: The evidence from randomized clinical trials suggests that lymphadenectomy does not improve survival or decrease disease recurrence in women with early-stage, low-grade endometrial carcinoma. Furthermore lymphadenectomy is associated with an increase in both short- and long-term surgery-related systemic morbidity...
November 23, 2016: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892424/the-invention-of-nature-the-adventures-of-alexander-von-humboldt-the-lost-hero-of-science-uk-the-invention-of-nature-alexander-von-humboldt-s-new-world-usa-by-andrea-wulf
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889448/inhibition-of-ras-raf-mek-erk-pathway-signaling-by-a-stress-induced-phospho-regulatory-circuit
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Daniel A Ritt, María T Abreu-Blanco, Lakshman Bindu, David E Durrant, Ming Zhou, Suzanne I Specht, Andrew G Stephen, Matthew Holderfield, Deborah K Morrison
Ras pathway signaling plays a critical role in cell growth control and is often upregulated in human cancer. The Raf kinases selectively interact with GTP-bound Ras and are important effectors of Ras signaling, functioning as the initiating kinases in the ERK cascade. Here, we identify a route for the phospho-inhibition of Ras/Raf/MEK/ERK pathway signaling that is mediated by the stress-activated JNK cascade. We find that key Ras pathway components, the RasGEF Sos1 and the Rafs, are phosphorylated on multiple S/TP sites in response to JNK activation and that the hyperphosphorylation of these sites renders the Rafs and Sos1 unresponsive to upstream signals...
December 1, 2016: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888847/mr-imaging-of-the-diabetic-foot
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REVIEW
Eoghan McCarthy, William B Morrison, Adam C Zoga
Abnormalities of the peripheral nervous, vascular, and immune systems contribute to the development of numerous foot and ankle pathologies in the diabetic population. Although radiographs remain the most practical first-line imaging tool, magnetic resonance (MR) is the tertiary imaging modality of choice, allowing for optimal assessment of bone and soft tissue abnormalities. MR allows for the accurate distinction between osteomyelitis/septic arthritis and neuropathic osteoarthropathy. Furthermore, it provides an excellent presurgical anatomic road map of involved tissues and devitalized skin to ensure successful limited amputations when required...
February 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886204/characterization-of-structural-connectivity-of-the-default-mode-network-in-dogs-using-diffusion-tensor-imaging
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Jennifer L Robinson, Madhura Baxi, Jeffrey S Katz, Paul Waggoner, Ronald Beyers, Edward Morrison, Nouha Salibi, Thomas S Denney, Vitaly Vodyanoy, Gopikrishna Deshpande
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) provides us an insight into the micro-architecture of white-matter tracts in the brain. This method has proved promising in understanding and investigating the neuronal tracts and structural connectivity between the brain regions in primates as well as rodents. The close evolutionary relationship between canines and humans may have spawned a unique bond in regard to social cognition rendering them useful as an animal model in translational research. In this study, we acquired diffusion data from anaesthetized dogs and created a DTI-based atlas for a canine model which could be used to investigate various white matter diseases...
November 25, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884205/whole-genome-sequence-analysis-of-serum-amino-acid-levels
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Bing Yu, Paul S de Vries, Ginger A Metcalf, Zhe Wang, Elena V Feofanova, Xiaoming Liu, Donna Marie Muzny, Lynne E Wagenknecht, Richard A Gibbs, Alanna C Morrison, Eric Boerwinkle
BACKGROUND: Blood levels of amino acids are important biomarkers of disease and are influenced by synthesis, protein degradation, and gene-environment interactions. Whole genome sequence analysis of amino acid levels may establish a paradigm for analyzing quantitative risk factors. RESULTS: In a discovery cohort of 1872 African Americans and a replication cohort of 1552 European Americans we sequenced exons and whole genomes and measured serum levels of 70 amino acids...
November 24, 2016: Genome Biology
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