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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646248/-psychiatric-care-of-refugees-in-africa-and-the-middle-east-challenges-and-solutions
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REVIEW
K Adorjan, S Mulugeta, M Odenwald, D M Ndetei, A H Osman, M Hautzinger, S Wolf, M Othman, J I Kizilhan, O Pogarell, T G Schulze
Violence, flight, famine, and natural disasters as well as the absence of a psychosocial healthcare system are major psychological burdens for refugees. The level of provision of mental healthcare is particularly low in developing countries. Internally displaced people and refugees place high demands on the healthcare system because they often suffer from psychiatric disorders, such as depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and substance use disorders. We present first initiatives to improve psychiatric care in refugee camps in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Sudan...
June 23, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631815/expansion-of-sesquiterpene-biosynthetic-gene-clusters-in-pepper-confers-nonhost-resistance-to-the-irish-potato-famine-pathogen
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Hyun-Ah Lee, Sejun Kim, Seungill Kim, Doil Choi
Chemical barriers contribute to nonhost resistance, which is defined as the resistance of an entire plant species to nonadapted pathogen species. However, the molecular basis of metabolic defense in nonhost resistance remains elusive. Here, we report genetic evidence for the essential role of phytoalexin capsidiol in nonhost resistance of pepper (Capsicum spp.) to potato late blight Phytophthora infestans using transcriptome and genome analyses. Two different genes for capsidiol biosynthesis, 5-epi-aristolochene synthase (EAS) and 5-epi-aristolochene-1,3-dihydroxylase (EAH), belong to multigene families...
June 20, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610568/fetal-and-infant-exposure-to-severe-chinese-famine-increases-the-risk-of-adult-dyslipidemia-results-from-the-china-health-and-retirement-longitudinal-study
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Zhenghe Wang, Changwei Li, Zhongping Yang, Jun Ma, Zhiyong Zou
BACKGROUND: To explore the associations between the Chinese famine exposure in early life and the dyslipidemia in adulthood. METHODS: We selected 2752 participants from the baseline survey of China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS) 2011-2012 to evaluate the associations of early life the Chinese famine exposure with risk of dyslipidemia in adulthood. Dyslipidemia was defined as TC (Total Cholesterol): HDL-C (High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol) ratio ≥ 5...
June 14, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594232/revisiting-the-aids-epidemic-in-pakistan-where-we-stand-and-what-we-must-aim-for
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Hamza Arshad Dar, Areeba Mubashir, Manal Adil, Aiman Farzeen, Hasaan Naseer, Gohar Ayub, Sajid Mansoor, Aneela Javed
Human Immunodeficiency type 1 (HIV-1) is the major cause of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in humans, where the immune system totally succumbs to the virus. Large proportion of the AIDS infected belong to developing countries and AIDS prevalence is intensified by severe poverty, malnutrition and famine; fatal illnesses with a scorn shortage of medical amenities complemented with the lack of education and development. Current Pakistani health system setting is in a dire need of improvement. Low literacy rates, high birth rates and associated maternal mortality plus a lack of clean drinking water and appropriate sanitation system have a serious impact on general living conditions contributing to a relatively short life-span...
June 8, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586274/famine-exposure-during-early-life-and-risk-of-hypertension-in-adulthood-a-meta-analysis
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Xueling Xin, Jie Yao, Feng Yang, Dongfeng Zhang
Background Many epidemiologic studies have explored the association between famine exposure and the risk of hypertension, but the results remain controversial. Objective A meta-analysis was performed to determine the association between early life famine exposure, fetal famine exposure, and childhood famine exposure and risk of hypertension. Methods A literature search was performed in PubMed, Web of science, Embase and China National Knowledge Infrastructure for relevant articles published up to October 2016...
June 6, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576899/association-between-exposure-to-the-chinese-famine-during-infancy-and-the-risk-of-self-reported-chronic-lung-diseases-in-adulthood-a-cross-sectional-study
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Zhenghe Wang, Zhiyong Zou, Zhongping Yang, Yanhui Dong, Jun Ma
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between early-life exposure to the Chinese famine and the risk of chronic lung diseases in adulthood. DESIGN: Data analysis from a cross-sectional survey. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: 4135 subjects were enrolled into the study from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS) 2011-2012 baseline survey to analyse the associations between prenatal and early postnatal famine exposure and the risk of chronic lung diseases in adulthood...
June 2, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555568/famine-in-south-sudan
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Sharmila Devi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 20, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533070/maternal-and-paternal-periconceptional-nutrition-as-an-indicator-of-offspring-metabolic-syndrome-risk-in-later-life-through-epigenetic-imprinting-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Ashley R Dunford, Janice M Sangster
AIMS: This review examined whether maternal and paternal periconceptional nutrition effects an offspring's likelihood of developing chronic metabolic related conditions due to epigenetic imprinting. METHODS: A literature search was conducted in multiple science databases and limited to studies published after 2012, in English language and peer reviewed. The data from selected articles were extracted and a qualitative approach was employed due to heterogeneity of results...
May 10, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526850/drought-and-child-mortality-a-meta-analysis-of-small-scale-surveys-from-ethiopia
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Tefera Darge Delbiso, Chiara Altare, Jose Manuel Rodriguez-Llanes, Shannon Doocy, Debarati Guha-Sapir
Despite the intuitive connection between drought and mortality, we still lack a sound quantitative synthesis of evidence drawn from the available data. In this study, we estimate the pooled under-five death rates (U5DR) and assess the effect of drought on child death in Ethiopia. Small-scale mortality surveys were searched from the Complex Emergency Database and then aggregated spatially and temporally with drought exposure data from the Global Drought Monitor and food insecurity data from the Famine Early Warning Systems Network...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522194/aptamer-mediated-gene-therapy-enhanced-antitumor-activity-against-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Shuangli Xiao, Zhongbing Liu, Ruolan Deng, Chunhong Li, Shaozhi Fu, Guilan Chen, Xiaoqin Zhang, Famin Ke, Siyun Ke, Xin Yu, Shurong Wang, Zhirong Zhong
A recombinant adenovirus carrying the tumor suppressor gene PTEN (Ad5-PTEN) is an effective antitumor agent against liver cancer. But the application of Ad5-PTEN has been greatly hindered by its auto-immunogenicity, non-specific toxicity to normal tissues, as well as poor stability in blood stream because of neutralizing antibody. Epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) is over-expressed in most solid tumors and it has been identified to be a cancer stem cell surface marker in liver cancer. An RNA aptamer EpDT3 could specially bind with EpCAM and target EpCAM-positive cells...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521622/exodus-from-hunger-the-long-term-health-consequences-of-the-1959-1961-chinese-famine
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Zhuoni Zhang, Shige Song, Xiaogang Wu
This article examines the long-term health consequences of China's 1959-1961 famine by comparing people who stayed in Guangdong and endured the famine with people who crossed the border to immigrate to Hong Kong and thus escaped the famine. Based on data from the Hong Kong Panel Study of Social Dynamics (HKPSSD) and the China Family Panel Studies (CFPS), we focused on two health indicators-body mass index (BMI) and self-rated health (SRH)-of the cohort born before 1959. Our results show that the stayers who experienced the famine have a lower BMI than the emigrants, and they are likely to have a poor SRH...
2017: Biodemography and Social Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500546/quantitative-image-analysis-of-polyhydroxyalkanoates-inclusions-from-microbial-mixed-cultures-under-different-sbr-operation-strategies
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António L Amaral, Hugo Abreu, Cristiano Leal, Daniela P Mesquita, Luís M Castro, Eugénio C Ferreira
Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) produced from mixed microbial cultures (MMC), regarded as potential substitutes of petrochemical plastics, can be found as intracellular granules in various microorganisms under limited nutrient conditions and excess of carbon source. PHA is traditionally quantified by laborious and time-consuming chromatography analysis, and a simpler and faster method to assess PHA contents from MMC, such as quantitative image analysis (QIA), is of great interest. The main purpose of the present work was to upgrade a previously developed QIA methodology (as reported by Mesquita et al...
June 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499082/exacerbation-of-liver-steatosis-following-exposure-to-famine-and-overnutrition
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Zhiyuan Ning, Kun Zhang, Li Zhao, You Lu, Honglin Sun, Chi Chen, Xiaomin Nie, Meng Lu, Ningjian Wang, Yingli Lu
SCOPE: People suffering from famine in early life and overnutrition in adulthood may have an increased risk for liver steatosis. We aimed to investigate the effects and mechanisms of early nutrition restriction and overnutrition on de novo lipogenesis in the liver. METHODS AND RESULTS: Three-week-old male rats were food restricted for 4 weeks and refed a high-fat or normal-fat diet individually in metabolic cages for 9 weeks. Weight-matched groups were also set up...
May 12, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498832/prenatal-exposure-to-the-great-chinese-famine-and-mid-age-hypertension
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Lei Wu, Xueqin Feng, Axin He, Yi Ding, Xiuwen Zhou, Zhice Xu
BACKGROUND: One of the most terrible famines last century was Great Chinese Famine (GCF) in 1959~1961 when millions of people died from starving. Under-nutrition during famine between the Western and Eastern (Dutch Hungry vs. GCF) was similar, while cardiovascular consequences might not be the same. Addressing such questions may gain new insight into prevention of cardiovascular diseases. METHODS: A retrospective cohort of 18,593 participants aged 43-49 years of old, was from Suzhou, China...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497282/highly-complex-substrates-lead-to-dynamic-bacterial-community-for-polyhydroxyalkanoates-production
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Diogo Queirós, Alexandre Fonseca, Simona Rossetti, Luísa S Serafim, Paulo C Lemos
Mixed microbial cultures (MMC) and waste/surplus substrates, as hardwood spent sulfite liquor, are being used to decrease polyhydroxyalkanoates' (PHA) production costs. The process involves two or three steps, being the selection step a crucial one. For the industrial implementation of this strategy, reactor stability in terms of both performance and microbial community presence has to be considered. A long-term operation of a sequencing batch reactor under feast/famine conditions was performed along with microbial community identification/quantification using FISH and DGGE...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490428/famine-conflict-and-political-indifference
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EDITORIAL
Andrew Seal, Peter Hailey, Rob Bailey, Daniel Maxwell, Nisar Majid
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 10, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476698/influence-of-hemodynamics-on-myocardial-cell-cardiac-index-and-its-molecular-mechanism
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Famin Ye, Rongqing Sun, Qingmin Li, Jingping Liang
With the improvement of people's living standards and change of lifestyles, the morbidity of the cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases (cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, CCVD), especially the atherosclerosis (atherosclerosis, AS), presents a rising tendency year by year. The injury and inflammatory reaction of endothelial cells is one of the important factors causing AS. However, its molecular mechanism still needs further studying. This paper will discuss the influence of hemodynamics on the cardiac muscle cells cardiac index and its molecular mechanism...
September 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473652/genetically-modified-foods-and-allergy
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REVIEW
T H Lee, H K Ho, T F Leung
2015 marked the 25th anniversary of the commercial use and availability of genetically modified crops. The area of planted biotech crops cultivated globally occupies a cumulative two billion hectares, equivalent to twice the land size of China or the United States. Foods derived from genetically modified plants are widely consumed in many countries and genetically modified soybean protein is extensively used in processed foods throughout the industrialised countries. Genetically modified food technology offers a possible solution to meet current and future challenges in food and medicine...
May 5, 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465663/recent-progress-in-sweetpotato-breeding-and-cultivars-for-diverse-applications-in-japan
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REVIEW
Kenji Katayama, Akira Kobayashi, Tetsufumi Sakai, Toshikazu Kuranouchi, Yumi Kai
Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.) is an outcrossing hexaploid that is cultivated in the tropics and warm-temperate regions of the world. Sweetpotato has played an important role as a famine-relief crop during its long history and has recently been reevaluated as a health-promoting food. In Japan, sweetpotato is used for a wide range of applications, such as table use, processed foods, and alcohol and starch production, and two groups at National Agriculture Research Organization (NARO) undertake the breeding of cultivars for these applications...
January 2017: Breeding Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452181/the-1970-bhola-cyclone-nationalist-politics-and-the-subsistence-crisis-contract-in-bangladesh
#20
Naomi Hossain
The devastating Bhola cyclone in November 1970 is credited with having triggered the political events that led to the division of Pakistan and the creation of Bangladesh in 1971. A callous response to the disaster by the Pakistani regime resulted in a landslide electoral victory for Bengali nationalists, followed by a bitter and bloody civil war. Yet, despite its political momentousness, the Bhola cyclone has been the subject of little political analysis. This paper examines the events, arguing that its extraordinary political significance put disaster management on the nationalist agenda; the famine of 1974 confirmed its centrality, producing a social contract to protect the population against disasters and subsistence crises on which the country's acclaimed resilience to the effects of climate change rests...
April 28, 2017: Disasters
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