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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351912/a-longitudinal-study-of-how-quality-mentorship-and-research-experience-integrate-underrepresented-minorities-into-stem-careers
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Mica Estrada, Paul R Hernandez, P Wesley Schultz
African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans are historically underrepresented minorities (URMs) among science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degree earners. Viewed from a perspective of social influence, this pattern suggests that URMs do not integrate into the STEM academic community at the same rate as non-URM students. Estrada and colleagues recently showed that Kelman's tripartite integration model of social influence (TIMSI) predicted URM persistence into science fields. In this paper, we longitudinally examine the integration of URMs into the STEM community by using growth-curve analyses to measure the development of TIMIS's key variables (science efficacy, identity, and values) from junior year through the postbaccalaureate year...
2018: CBE Life Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351293/fibroblast-growth-factor-receptor-1-amplification-in-laryngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Jesus Monico, Brandon Miller, Luminita Rezeanu, Warren May, Donna C Sullivan
Fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 (FGFR1) has been noted to be amplified in a variety of squamous cell carcinomas (SCCa) of the head, neck, and lung and increased copy number (CN) is a predictor of poor outcomes. FGFR1 is a therapeutic target for lung SCCa and inhibition therapy is currently in clinical trials. Absolute quantification of FGFR1 from formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissue of laryngeal SCCa was examined in this retrospective study. A droplet digital polymerase chain reaction (ddPCR) was used for absolute quantitation of the FGFR1 gene CN...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349240/explaining-racial-ethnic-differences-in-all-cause-mortality-in-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis-mesa-substantive-complexity-and-hazardous-working-conditions-as-mediating-factors
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Kaori Fujishiro, Anjum Hajat, Paul A Landsbergis, John D Meyer, Pamela J Schreiner, Joel D Kaufman
Research on racial/ethnic health disparities and socioeconomic position has not fully considered occupation. However, because occupations are racially patterned, certain occupational characteristics may explain racial/ethnic difference in health. This study examines the role of occupational characteristics in racial/ethnic disparities in all-cause mortality. Data are from a U.S. community-based cohort study (n=6342, median follow-up: 12.2 years), in which 893 deaths (14.1%) occurred. We estimated mortality hazard ratios (HRs) for African Americans, Hispanics, and Chinese Americans compared with whites...
December 2017: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349225/intergenerational-differences-in-smoking-among-west-indian-haitian-latin-american-and-african-blacks-in-the-united-states
#4
Tod G Hamilton, Tiffany L Green
Due in large part to increased migration from Africa and the Caribbean, black immigrants and their descendants are drastically changing the contours of health disparities among blacks in the United States. While prior studies have examined health variation among black immigrants by region of birth, few have explored the degree of variation in health behaviors, particularly smoking patterns, among first- and second- generation black immigrants by ancestral heritage. Using data from the 1995-2011 waves of the Tobacco Use Supplements of the Current Population Survey (TUS-CPS), we examine variation in current smoking status among first-, second-, and third/higher- generation black immigrants...
December 2017: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349222/a-comprehensive-analysis-of-the-mortality-experience-of-hispanic-subgroups-in-the-united-states-variation-by-age-country-of-origin-and-nativity
#5
Andrew Fenelon, Juanita J Chinn, Robert N Anderson
Although those identifying as "Hispanic or Latino" experience lower adult mortality than the more socioeconomically advantaged non-Hispanic white population, the ethnic category Hispanic conceals variation by country of origin, nativity, age, and immigration experience. The current analysis examines adult mortality differentials among 12 Hispanic subgroups by region of origin and nativity, and non-Hispanic whites, adjusting for socioeconomic and demographic characteristics. We use the National Health Interview Survey Linked Mortality Files pooled 1990-2009 to obtain sufficient sample of each subgroup to calculate mortality estimates by sex and age group (25-64, 65+)...
December 2017: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346338/current-cigarette-smoking-among-adults-united-states-2016
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Ahmed Jamal, Elyse Phillips, Andrea S Gentzke, David M Homa, Stephen D Babb, Brian A King, Linda J Neff
The U.S. Surgeon General has concluded that the burden of death and disease from tobacco use in the United States is overwhelmingly caused by cigarettes and other combusted tobacco products (1). Cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco product among U.S. adults, and about 480,000 U.S. deaths per year are caused by cigarette smoking and secondhand smoke exposure (1). To assess progress toward the Healthy People 2020 target of reducing the proportion of U.S. adults aged ≥18 years who smoke cigarettes to ≤12...
January 19, 2018: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345480/psychometric-evaluation-of-depression-measures-with-northern-plains-indians
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Jacqueline S Gray, Julio Brionez, Thomas Petros, Kevin T Gonzaga
Numerous psychometric measurements are used to assess for mental health problems in Native American and Alaskan Native (AI/AN) populations; however, few studies have been carried out to assess their validity and reliability within these populations. This study was designed to assess the validity and reliability of numerous measures among the Northern Plains Indians. This article is a partial report, focused on the psychometric measures directed at detecting depression, namely the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) II, the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CES-D) Scale, the Tri-Ethnic Depression Scale (TEDS), the Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS), the Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), and the Symptom Checklist-90-Revised (SCL-90-R)...
January 18, 2018: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345478/racial-ethnic-differences-of-justice-involved-youth-in-substance-related-problems-and-services-received
#8
Leanne L Heaton
This study examined differences in substance-related problems and receipt of substance-specific counseling in 7 different racial/ethnic groups of justice-involved youth. Data came from a nationally representative sample of 7,073 youth in residential placement across 36 states representing 5 program types. Descriptive analyses and regression modeling techniques were used to examine the relationship between race/ethnicity, substance problems, and substance services. Results show that more than 2/3 report a history of at least 1 substance-related problem...
January 18, 2018: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344773/beyond-content-cultural-perspectives-on-using-the-internet-to-deliver-a-sexual-health-intervention-to-american-indian-youth
#9
Kirsten J Black, Bradley Morse, Nicole Tuitt, CeCe Big Crow, Carly Shangreau, Carol E Kaufman
American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) youth are characterized by high rates of pregnancy and risky sexual behavior. Reaching these youth with culturally appropriate interventions is difficult due to geographic dispersion and cultural isolation. Online interventions can provide opportunities for reaching and engaging AIAN youth. However, electronic interventions are also impersonal and this can be culturally incongruous for AIANs and other populations for whom traditional ceremonies, practices and patterns of interpersonal communication are central...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Primary Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340902/validation-study-of-the-abbreviated-version-of-the-lubben-social-network-scale-spanish-translation-among-mexican-and-mexican-american-older-adults
#10
Mireya Vilar-Compte, Arturo Vargas-Bustamante, James Lubben
PURPOSE: To perform a face validity study of the Spanish version of the Lubben Social Network Scale (LSNS-6) among Mexican and Mexican-American older adults. DESIGN AND METHODS: A cross-national qualitative descriptive approach, based on cognitive survey testing and cross-cultural equivalence analysis, was followed to assess the face validity of the Spanish version of the LSNS-6. Data were collected through 2 focus groups in Los Angeles (LA) and 4 in Mexico City (CDMX)...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Cross-cultural Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339633/multiple-sclerosis-mortality-by-race-ethnicity-age-sex-and-time-period-in-the-united-states-1999-2015
#11
Lilyana Amezcua, Erica Rivas, Sarah Joseph, Juanjuan Zhang, Lihua Liu
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) carries high morbidity and shortens life span. While there is recent recognition of other US minority populations such as blacks and Hispanics being affected with MS, examination of MS-specific mortality trends by race/ethnicity has been lacking. OBJECTIVE: To investigate MS mortality rates and trends in the United States by sex, age, and race/ethnicity. METHODS: We used the Compressed Mortality data file for 1999-2015 in the Wide-ranging online Data for Epidemiological Research system developed by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to calculate the age-adjusted (US 2000 standard population) and age-specific MS mortality rate (per 100,000) by race/ethnicity and sex over time...
January 16, 2018: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338082/racial-ethnic-differences-in-thyroid-cancer-incidence-in-the-united-states-2007-2014
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Kristin S Weeks, Amanda R Kahl, Charles F Lynch, Mary E Charlton
BACKGROUND: Small tumor diagnostic tools including ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) and computed tomography (CT) could be causing rising and racially/ethnically different thyroid cancer incidence rates due to variable overdiagnosis of indolent tumors. Papillary tumors and <40 mm tumors are most likely to be overdiagnosed as indolent tumors by FNA and CT. METHODS: Age-adjusted incidence rates (AAIRs) for the years 2007-2014 were calculated for race/ethnicity (white, Hispanic, Asian, African American, Native American) by patient/tumor characteristics for microscopically confirmed malignant thyroid cancer cases in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program 18 database (SEER 18; N = 93,607)...
January 16, 2018: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336824/trait-based-characterization-of-species-transported-on-japanese-tsunami-marine-debris-effect-of-prior-invasion-history-on-trait-distribution
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Jessica A Miller, Reva Gillman, James T Carlton, Cathryn Clarke Murray, Jocelyn C Nelson, Michio Otani, Gregory M Ruiz
Nearly 300 coastal marine species collected from >630 debris items from the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami have landed alive along the North American Pacific coast and the Hawaiian Archipelago. We synthesized life history, environmental, and distributional traits for 103 of these species and compared species with (n=30) and without (n=62) known invasion histories. The species represent 12 phyla, and Mollusca, Crustacea, and Bryozoa accounted for 71 of the 103 species. The majority are native to the Northwest Pacific and the Central Indo-Pacific...
January 11, 2018: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332675/sleep-duration-and-incidence-of-type-2-diabetes-the-multiethnic-cohort
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Gertraud Maskarinec, Simone Jacobs, Yvette Amshoff, Veronica W Setiawan, Yurii B Shvetsov, Adrian A Franke, Laurence N Kolonel, Christopher A Haiman, Loïc Le Marchand
OBJECTIVES: As an emerging risk factor for the rising incidence of type 2 diabetes, we examined sleep duration in relation to type 2 diabetes and several biomarkers. DESIGN: Prospective cohort recruited 1993-1996. SETTING: The Multiethnic Cohort in Hawaii and California. PARTICIPANTS: A cohort of 151,691 White, African American, Japanese American, Native Hawaiian, and Latino participants; 9695 cohort members had biomarker measurements...
February 2018: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332147/phosphorus-allocation-and-phosphatase-activity-in-grasses-with-different-growth-rates
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Leandro Bittencourt de Oliveira, Anderson Cesar Ramos Marques, Fernando Luiz Ferreira de Quadros, Júlia Gomes Farias, Rogério Piccin, Gustavo Brunetto, Fernando Teixeira Nicoloso
Different growth rates of grasses from South American natural grasslands are adaptations to soils of low fertility. Grasses with fast growth rate are species with an accumulation of nutrients in soluble forms, with a high metabolic rate. This work aimed to study whether grasses with different growth rates have different phosphorus (P) uptake and efficiency of P use with high and low P availability in soil, as well as whether phosphatase activity is related to the species growth rate and variations in P biochemical forms in the tissues...
January 13, 2018: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329337/mitochondrial-dna-ancestry-hpv-infection-and-the-risk-of-cervical-cancer-in-a-multiethnic-population-of-northeastern-argentina
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Ines Badano, Daiana J Sanabria, Maria E Totaro, Samara Rubinstein, Juan A Gili, Domingo J Liotta, Maria A Picconi, Rodolfo H Campos, Theodore G Schurr
BACKGROUND: Misiones Province in northeastern Argentina is considered to be a region with a high prevalence of HPV infection and a high mortality rate due to cervical cancer. The reasons for this epidemiological trend are not completely understood. To gain insight into this problem, we explored the relationship between mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) ancestry, HPV infection, and development of cervical lesions/cancer in women from the city of Posadas in Misiones Province. METHODS: Two hundred and sixty-one women, including 92 cases of patients diagnosed with cervical lesions and 169 controls, were analyzed...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327506/next-generation-sequencing-characterizes-the-extent-of-hla-diversity-in-an-argentinian-registry-population
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C K Hurley, L Hou, A Lazaro, J Gerfen, E Enriquez, P Galarza, M Belen Rodriguez Cardozo, M Halagan, M Maiers, D Behm, J Ng
Next generation DNA sequencing is used to determine the HLA-A, -B, -C, -DRB1, and -DQB1 assignments of 1472 unrelated volunteers for the unrelated donor registry in Argentina. The analysis characterized all HLA exons and introns for class I alleles; at least exons 2, 3 for HLA-DRB1; and exons 2-6 for HLA-DQB1. Of the distinct alleles present, there are 330 class I and 98 class II. The majority (~98%) of the cumulative allele frequency at each locus is contributed by alleles that appear at a frequency of at least 1 in 1000...
January 12, 2018: HLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324604/preterm-birth-and-gestational-length-in-four-race-nativity-groups-including-somali-americans
#18
Emily A Oliver, Mark Klebanoff, Lina Yossef-Salameh, Reena Oza-Frank, Soheil Moosavinasab, Patricia Reagan, Louis Muglia, Catalin S Buhimschi, Irina A Buhimschi
OBJECTIVE: To compare preterm birth rates and gestational length in four race-nativity groups including Somali Americans. METHODS: Using a retrospective cohort study design of Ohio birth certificates, we analyzed all singleton births between 2000 and 2015 from four groups of women categorized as U.S.-born, non-Hispanic white (USBW), U.S.-born, non-Hispanic black (USBB), African-born black (ABB, primarily of West African birth country), and Somalia-born (SB). An algorithm trained on maternal names was used to confirm Somali ethnicity...
January 9, 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324216/self-reported-cognitive-impairment-across-racial-ethnic-groups-in-the-united-states-national-health-interview-survey-1997-2015
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Huabin Luo, Gary Yu, Bei Wu
INTRODUCTION: The primary objectives of this study were 1) to examine trends of self-reported cognitive impairment among 5 major racial/ethnic groups during 1997-2015 in the United States and 2) to examine differences in the trends across these groups. METHODS: Data were from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). The sample consisted of 155,682 people aged 60 or older. Respondents were asked to report whether any family member was "limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because of experiencing periods of confusion...
January 11, 2018: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323294/terminal-pleistocene-alaskan-genome-reveals-first-founding-population-of-native-americans
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J Víctor Moreno-Mayar, Ben A Potter, Lasse Vinner, Matthias Steinrücken, Simon Rasmussen, Jonathan Terhorst, John A Kamm, Anders Albrechtsen, Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas, Martin Sikora, Joshua D Reuther, Joel D Irish, Ripan S Malhi, Ludovic Orlando, Yun S Song, Rasmus Nielsen, David J Meltzer, Eske Willerslev
Despite broad agreement that the Americas were initially populated via Beringia, the land bridge that connected far northeast Asia with northwestern North America during the Pleistocene epoch, when and how the peopling of the Americas occurred remains unresolved. Analyses of human remains from Late Pleistocene Alaska are important to resolving the timing and dispersal of these populations. The remains of two infants were recovered at Upward Sun River (USR), and have been dated to around 11.5 thousand years ago (ka)...
January 11, 2018: Nature
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