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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930271/a-reassessment-of-the-marrubium-vulgare-l-herb-s-potential-role-in-diabetes-mellitus-type-2-first-results-guide-the-investigation-toward-new-horizons
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Javier Rodríguez Villanueva, Jorge Martín Esteban, Laura Rodríguez Villanueva
Despite the wide variety of pharmacological activities described for the Marrubium vulgare L. herb, amazingly, only one clinical trial can be found in scientific literature. It was designed for the evaluation of its antidiabetic activity. Worse, the outcomes of this trial were contradictory to what previous in vivo mice assays had concluded. Therefore, should Marrubium vulgare be ruled out due to its lack of therapeutic potential in diabetes? The authors suggest a reevaluation of the clinical trial methodology to establish valid and final results...
August 2, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930256/vetiver-essential-oil-in-cosmetics-what-is-new
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Pauline Burger, Anne Landreau, Marie Watson, Laurent Janci, Viviane Cassisa, Marie Kempf, Stéphane Azoulay, Xavier Fernandez
Background: Vetiver is a key ingredient for the perfume industry nowadays. However, with the constant and rapid changes of personal tastes, this appeal could vanish and this sector could decline quite quickly. New dissemination paths need to be found to tap this valuable resource. Methods: In this way, its potential use in cosmetics either as an active ingredient per se (with cosmeceutical significance or presenting antimicrobial activity) has hence been explored in vitro. Results: In this contribution, we demonstrated that vetiver essential oil displays no particularly significant and innovative cosmetic potential value in formulations apart from its scent already largely exploited...
June 16, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930177/molecules-new-aims-and-scope
#3
EDITORIAL
Derek J McPhee
As we approach the end of our 22nd year as the pioneering and preeminent Open Access journal in the field of organic chemistry and natural products, time has come to formally announce what has been the de facto reality of the journal for the past few years, the expansion of the range of topics we cover.[...].
September 20, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930064/increasing-alcohol-taxes-analysis-of-case-studies-from-illinois-maryland-and-massachusetts
#4
Rebecca L Ramirez, David H Jernigan
OBJECTIVE: The effectiveness of alcohol taxes in reducing excessive alcohol consumption and related problems is well established in research, yet increases in U.S. state alcohol taxes are uncommon. This study examined how alcohol tax increases occurred recently in three U.S. states, what public health's role was, and what can be learned from those experiences. METHOD: Review of available documentation and news media content analysis provided context and, along with snowball sampling, helped identify proponents, opponents, and neutral parties in each state...
September 2017: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929883/managing-environmental-sustainability-in-a-healthcare-setting
#5
Karen Langstaff, Victoria Brzozowski
How does a hospital sustain its journey towards environmental sustainability? To date, most hospitals have embarked on some strategies for improving environmental performance, whether it's reducing energy or landfill waste. Environmental sustainability strategies, however, can often lose momentum or stagnate if not championed by someone whose full-time role is to assess, monitor, and bring new strategies to the table. In the face of ongoing budget deficits, it is increasingly difficult to get adequate support and buy-in for this type of role unless the leadership of the organization is committed to an environmental sustainability program...
March 2017: Healthcare Management Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929814/what-s-new-in-the-diagnosis-of-pancreatic-cancer-a-patent-review-2011-present
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Houria Boulaiz, María C Ramos, Carmen Griñán-Lisón, Maria E García-Rubiño, Francisca Vicente, Juan Antonio Marchal
Pancreatic cancer (PC) is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death in the US with a 5-year survival rate of about 5%. Most patients have advanced metastatic disease mainly due to the lack of an effective early detection, and an extremely poor prognosis. Advancing in the fight against PC requires developing novel observable biomarkers at preclinical stages for early detection. Areas covered: This manuscript is an overview of different PC diagnostic modalities and the latest innovations made to enhance early PC detection through the patents published from 2011 to 2017...
September 20, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929227/genetic-predisposition-in-children-with-cancer-affected-families-acceptance-of-trio-wes
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Triantafyllia Brozou, Julia Taeubner, Eunike Velleuer, Martin Dugas, Dagmar Wieczorek, Arndt Borkhardt, Michaela Kuhlen
A considerable percentage of childhood cancers are due to cancer predisposition syndromes (CPS). The ratio of CPSs caused by inherited versus de novo germline mutations and the risk of recurrence in other children are unknown. We initiated a prospective study performing whole-exome sequencing (WES) of parent-child trios in children newly diagnosed with cancer. We initially aimed to determine the interest in and acceptance of trio WES among affected families and to systematically collect demographic, medical, and family history data to analyze whether these point to an underlying CPS...
September 19, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928718/analysing-microbial-community-composition-through-amplicon-sequencing-from-sampling-to-hypothesis-testing
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REVIEW
Luisa W Hugerth, Anders F Andersson
Microbial ecology as a scientific field is fundamentally driven by technological advance. The past decade's revolution in DNA sequencing cost and throughput has made it possible for most research groups to map microbial community composition in environments of interest. However, the computational and statistical methodology required to analyse this kind of data is often not part of the biologist training. In this review, we give a historical perspective on the use of sequencing data in microbial ecology and restate the current need for this method; but also highlight the major caveats with standard practices for handling these data, from sample collection and library preparation to statistical analysis...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928673/revisiting-theories-of-humidity-transduction-a-focus-on-electrophysiological-data
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Harald Tichy, Maria Hellwig, Wolfgang Kallina
Understanding the mechanism of humidity transduction calls for experimental data and a theory to interpret the data and design new experiments. A comprehensive theory of humidity transduction must start with agreement on what humidity parameters are measured by hygroreceptors and processed by the brain. Hygroreceptors have been found in cuticular sensilla of a broad range of insect species. Their structural features are far from uniform. Nevertheless, these sensilla always contain an antagonistic pair of a moist cell and a dry cell combined with a thermoreceptive cold cell...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928641/comparison-of-navigation-related-brain-regions-in-migratory-versus-non-migratory-noctuid-moths
#10
Liv de Vries, Keram Pfeiffer, Björn Trebels, Andrea K Adden, Ken Green, Eric Warrant, Stanley Heinze
Brain structure and function are tightly correlated across all animals. While these relations are ultimately manifestations of differently wired neurons, many changes in neural circuit architecture lead to larger-scale alterations visible already at the level of brain regions. Locating such differences has served as a beacon for identifying brain areas that are strongly associated with the ecological needs of a species-thus guiding the way towards more detailed investigations of how brains underlie species-specific behaviors...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928377/viral-outbreaks-involve-destabilized-evolutionary-networks-evidence-from-ebola-influenza-and-zika
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Stéphane Aris-Brosou, Neke Ibeh, Jessica Noël
Recent history has provided us with one pandemic (Influenza A/H1N1) and two severe viral outbreaks (Ebola and Zika). In all three cases, post-hoc analyses have given us deep insights into what triggered these outbreaks, their timing, evolutionary dynamics, and phylogeography, but the genomic characteristics of outbreak viruses are still unclear. To address this outstanding question, we searched for a common denominator between these recent outbreaks, positing that the genome of outbreak viruses is in an unstable evolutionary state, while that of non-outbreak viruses is stabilized by a network of correlated substitutions...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928073/timing-of-food-intake-sounding-the-alarm-about-metabolic-impairments-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Beccuti Guglielmo, Monagheddu Chiara, Evangelista Andrea, Ciccone Giovannino, Broglio Fabio, Soldati Laura, Bo Simona
Growing evidence points to an association between timing of food intake and obesity in humans, raising the question if when to eat matters as much as what and how much to eat. Based on the new definition of obesity as a chronobiological disease, an unusual or late meal timing represent a circadian chronodisruption, leading to metabolic impairments. Preliminary data from cross-sectional and experimental studies suggest that changes in meal timing can influence obesity and success of weight loss therapy, independently from total energy intake, dietary composition and estimated energy expenditure...
September 16, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927933/azopolymer-photopatterning-for-directional-control-of-angiogenesis
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Chiara Fedele, Maria De Gregorio, Paolo A Netti, Silvia Cavalli, Chiara Attanasio
Understanding cellular behavior in response to microenvironmental stimuli is central to tissue engineering. An increasing number of reports emphasize the high sensitivity of cells to the physical characteristics of the surrounding milieu and in particular, topographical cues. In this work, we investigated the influence of dynamic topographic signal presentation on sprout formation and the possibility to obtain a space-time control over sprouting directionality without growth factors, in order to investigate the contribution of just topography in the angiogenic process...
September 16, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927682/mgf-e-peptide-pretreatment-improves-the-proliferation-and-osteogenic-differentiation-of-bmscs-via-mek-erk1-2-and-pi3k-akt-pathway-under-severe-hypoxia
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Yongqiang Sha, Yonggang Lv, Zhiling Xu, Li Yang, Xiaoying Hao, Ruli Afandi
AIMS: Severe hypoxia always inhibits the cell proliferation, osteogenic differentiation of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs), and hinders bone defect repair. Herein we explored the effects of mechano-growth factor (MGF) E peptide on the proliferation and osteogenic differentiation of BMSCs under severe hypoxia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CoCl2 was utilized to simulate severe hypoxia. MTS was used to detect cell viability. Cell proliferation was verified through flow cytometry and EdU assay...
September 16, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927450/unit-cost-of-healthcare-services-at-200-bed-public-hospitals-in-myanmar-what-plays-an-important-role-of-hospital-budgeting
#15
Thet Mon Than, Yu Mon Saw, Moe Khaing, Ei Mon Win, Su Myat Cho, Tetsuyoshi Kariya, Eiko Yamamoto, Nobuyuki Hamajima
BACKGROUND: Cost information is important for efficient allocation of healthcare expenditure, estimating future budget allocation, and setting user fees to start new financing systems. Myanmar is in political transition, and trying to achieve universal health coverage by 2030. This study assessed the unit cost of healthcare services at two public hospitals in the country from the provider perspective. The study also analyzed the cost structure of the hospitals to allocate and manage the budgets appropriately...
September 19, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926389/what-s-new-in-hip-replacement
#16
James T Ninomiya, John C Dean, Stephen J Incavo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 20, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925263/partially-reversible-photo-induced-chemical-changes-in-a-mixed-ion-perovskite-material-for-solar-cells
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Ute B Cappel, Sebastian Svanström, Valeria Lanzilotto, Fredrik Oskar Lars Johansson, Kerttu Aitola, Bertrand Philippe, Erika Giangrisostomi, Ruslan Ovsyannikov, Torsten Leitner, Alexander Foehlisch, Svante Svensson, Nils Mårtensson, Gerrit Boschloo, Andreas Lindblad, Håkan Rensmo
Metal halide perovskites have emerged as materials of high interest for solar energy to electricity conversion and in particular the use of mixed ion structures has led to high power conversion efficiencies and improved stability. For this reason, it is important develop means to obtain atomic level understanding of the photo-induced behaviour of these materials including processes such as photo-induced phase separation and ion migration. In this paper, we implement a new methodology combining visible laser illumination of a mixed-ion perovskite ((FAPbI3)0...
September 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924333/childhood-adversities-and-depression-in-adulthood-current-findings-and-future-directions
#18
Richard T Liu
Considerable support exists supporting a relationship between childhood adversities and adult depression. Consistent evidence has emerged linking early life adversities with a more chronic course for depression, as well as to poorer treatment outcomes. What remain decidedly less clear, however, are the moderators and mediating mechanisms underlying this association. This article provides a review of the existing research relating early adversities to adult depression, as well as recent studies suggestive of potential mediators and moderators of this relation...
June 2017: Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923165/cross-sectional-study-of-area-level-disadvantage-and-glycaemic-related-risk-in-community-health-service-users-in-the-southern-iml-research-simlr-cohort
#19
Roger Cross, Andrew Bonney, Darren J Mayne, Kathryn M Weston
Objectives The aim of the present study was to determine the association between area-level socioeconomic disadvantage and glycaemic-related risk in health service users in the Illawarra-Shoalhaven region of New South Wales, Australia.Methods HbA1c values recorded between 2010 and 2012 for non-pregnant individuals aged ≥18 years were extracted from the Southern.IML Research (SIMLR) database. Individuals were assigned quintiles of the Socioeconomic Indices for Australia (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) according to their Statistical Area 1 of residence...
September 19, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922904/the-body-as-gift-commodity-or-something-in-between-ethical-implications-of-advanced-kidney-donation
#20
Julian J Koplin
An innovative program recently initiated at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center allows people to donate a kidney in exchange for a voucher that a loved one can redeem for a kidney if and when needed. As a relatively new practice, the ethical implications of advanced kidney donation have not yet been widely discussed. This paper reflects on some of the bioethical issues at stake in this new donation program, as well as some broader philosophical issues related to the meaning and moral salience of commodification...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Medicine and Philosophy
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