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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551772/e-health-beyond-technology-analyzing-the-paradigm-shift-that-lies-beneath
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Tania Moerenhout, Ignaas Devisch, Gustaaf C Cornelis
Information and computer technology has come to play an increasingly important role in medicine, to the extent that e-health has been described as a disruptive innovation or revolution in healthcare. The attention is very much focused on the technology itself, and advances that have been made in genetics and biology. This leads to the question: What is changing in medicine today concerning e-health? To what degree could these changes be characterized as a 'revolution'? We will apply the work of Thomas Kuhn, Larry Laudan, Michel Foucault and other philosophers-which offers an alternative understanding of progress and revolution in medicine to the classic discovery-oriented approach-to our analysis...
May 27, 2017: Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551533/hydro-geochemical-paths-of-multi-layer-groundwater-system-in-coal-mining-regions-using-multivariate-statistics-and-geochemical-modeling-approaches
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Pu Liu, Nils Hoth, Carsten Drebenstedt, Yajun Sun, Zhimin Xu
Groundwater is an important drinking water resource that requires protection in North China. Coal mining industry in the area may influence the water quality evolution. To provide primary characterization of the hydrogeochemical processes and paths that control the water quality evolution, a complex multi-layer groundwater system in a coal mining area is investigated. Multivariate statistical methods involving hierarchical cluster analysis (HCA) and principal component analysis (PCA) are applied, 6 zones and 3 new principal components are classified as major reaction zones and reaction factors...
May 25, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551235/changes-in-the-composition-of-the-polar-fraction-of-persian-lime-citrus-latifolia-during-fruit-growth-by-lc-qtof-ms-ms-analysis
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C A Ledesma-Escobar, F Priego-Capote, V J Robles-Olvera, M D Luque de Castro
Citrus possess a large number of bioactive compounds mainly studied in ripe fruits. Few studies have focused on evolution of metabolites during fruit growth. In this study, fruits were sampled from weeks 1-14 of the ripening process. Polar extracts were obtained from all collected samples and analysed by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Analysis of variance applied to the dataset indicated that the relative concentration of 394 out of 423 molecular entities changed significantly during maturation...
November 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550762/forensic-age-estimation-by-morphometric-analysis-of-the-manubrium-from-3d-mr-images
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Naira P Martínez Vera, Johannes Höller, Thomas Widek, Bernhard Neumayer, Thomas Ehammer, Martin Urschler
Forensic age estimation research based on skeletal structures focuses on patterns of growth and development using different bones. In this work, our aim was to study growth-related evolution of the manubrium in living adolescents and young adults using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which is an image acquisition modality that does not involve ionizing radiation. In a first step, individual manubrium and subject features were correlated with age, which confirmed a statistically significant change of manubrium volume (Mvol:p<0...
May 12, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550166/lysine-acetylome-analysis-reveals-photosystem-ii-manganese-stabilizing-protein-acetylation-is-involved-in-negative-regulation-of-oxygen-evolution-in-model-cyanobacterium-synechococcus-sp-pcc-7002
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Zhuo Chen, Guiying Zhang, Mingkun Yang, Tao Li, Feng Ge, Jindong Zhao
Nϵ-Acetylation of lysine residues represents a frequently occurring post-translational modification widespread in bacteria that plays vital roles in regulating bacterial physiology and metabolism. However, the role of lysine acetylation in cyanobacteria remains unclear, presenting a hurdle to in-depth functional study of this post-translational modification. Here, we report the lysine acetylome of Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002 (hereafter Synechococcus) using peptide prefractionation, immunoaffinity enrichment, and coupling with high-precision liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry analysis...
May 26, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549438/detection-of-alpha-and-betacoronaviruses-in-rodents-from-yunnan-china
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Xing-Yi Ge, Wei-Hong Yang, Ji-Hua Zhou, Bei Li, Wei Zhang, Zheng-Li Shi, Yun-Zhi Zhang
BACKGROUND: Rodents represent the most diverse mammals on the planet and are important reservoirs of human pathogens. Coronaviruses infect various animals, but to date, relatively few coronaviruses have been identified in rodents worldwide. The evolution and ecology of coronaviruses in rodent have not been fully investigated. RESULTS: In this study, we collected 177 intestinal samples from thress species of rodents in Jianchuan County, Yunnan Province, China. Alphacoronavirus and betacoronavirus were detected in 23 rodent samples from three species, namely Apodemus chevrieri (21/98), Eothenomys fidelis (1/62), and Apodemus ilex (1/17)...
May 26, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549303/end-of-life-eol-mobile-phone-management-in-hong-kong-households
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Wen-Jing Deng, John P Giesy, C S So, Hai-Long Zheng
A questionnaire survey and interviews were conducted in households and end-of-life (EoL) mobile phone business centres in Hong Kong. Widespread Internet use, combined with the rapid evolution of modern social networks, has resulted in the more rapid obsolescence of mobile phones, and thus a tremendous increase in the number of obsolete phones. In 2013, the volume of EoL mobile phones generated in Hong Kong totalled at least 330 tonnes, and the amount is rising. Approximately 80% of electronic waste is exported to Africa and developing countries such as mainland China or Pakistan for recycling...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549292/globally-supported-radial-basis-function-based-collocation-method-for-evolution-of-level-set-in-mass-segmentation-using-mammograms
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Kanchan Lata Kashyap, Manish Kumar Bajpai, Pritee Khanna
Computer-aided detection systems play an important role for the detection of breast abnormalities using mammograms. Global segmentation of mass in mammograms is a complex process due to low contrast mammogram images, irregular shape of mass, speculated margins, and the presence of intensity variations of pixels. This work presents a new approach for mass detection in mammograms, which is based on the variational level set function. Mesh-free based radial basis function (RBF) collocation approach is employed for the evolution of level set function for segmentation of breast as well as suspicious mass region...
May 15, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549175/selfing-in-haploid-plants-and-efficacy-of-selection-codon-usage-bias-in-the-model-moss-physcomitrella-patens
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Péter Szövényi, Kristian K Ullrich, Stefan A Rensing, Daniel Lang, Nico van Gessel, Hans K Stenøien, Elena Conti, Ralf Reski
Long term reduction in effective population size will lead to major shift in genome evolution. In particular, when effective population size is small, genetic drift becomes dominant over natural selection. The onset of self-fertilization is one evolutionary event considerably reducing effective size of populations. Theory predicts that this reduction should be more dramatic in organisms capable for haploid than for diploid selfing. Although theoretically well-grounded, this assertion received mixed experimental support...
May 26, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549050/use-of-noncontact-low-frequency-ultrasound-in-deep-tissue-pressure-injury-a-retrospective-analysis
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Pamela Wagner-Cox, Heather M Duhame, Christina R Jamison, Robin R Jackson, Suzy T Fehr
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of noncontact low-frequency ultrasound (NLFU) on deep tissue pressure injury (DTPI), both hospital-acquired and those present on admission (POA). DESIGN: Retrospective, descriptive study. SAMPLE AND SETTING: Medical records from 44 adult patients with a DTPI treated with NLFU were reviewed; 22 had a hospital-acquired DTPI (HADTPI) and 22 had DTPI POA. Their mean age was 71.3 ± 16...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548523/strength-and-viscosity-effects-on-perturbed-shock-front-stability-in-metals
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S Opie, E Loomis, P Peralta, T Shimada, R P Johnson
Computational modeling and experimental measurements on metal samples subject to a laser-driven, ablative Richtmyer-Meshkov instability showed differences between viscosity and strength effects. In particular, numerical and analytical solutions, coupled with measurements of fed-through perturbations, generated by perturbed shock fronts onto initially flat surfaces, show promise as a validation method for models of deviatoric response in the postshocked material. Analysis shows that measurements of shock perturbation amplitudes at low sample thickness-to-wavelength ratios are not enough to differentiate between strength and viscosity effects, but that surface displacement data of the fed-through perturbations appears to resolve the ambiguity...
May 12, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548455/liminality-in-the-occupational-identity-of-mental-health-peer-support-workers-a-qualitative-study
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Alan Simpson, Candice Oster, Eimear Muir-Cochrane
Peer support is increasingly provided as a component of mental health care, where people in recovery from mental health problems use their lived experiences to provide support to those experiencing similar difficulties. In the present study, we explored the evolution of peer support workers' (PSW) occupational identities. A qualitative study was undertaken alongside a pilot randomized, controlled trial of peer support for service users discharged from a mental hospital in London, UK. Two focus groups were conducted with eight PSW...
May 26, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548250/evolution-of-deep-gray-matter-volume-across-the-human-lifespan
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Karl Narvacan, Sarah Treit, Richard Camicioli, Wayne Martin, Christian Beaulieu
Magnetic resonance imaging of subcortical gray matter structures, which mediate behavior, cognition and the pathophysiology of several diseases, is crucial for establishing typical maturation patterns across the human lifespan. This single site study examines T1-weighted MPRAGE images of 3 healthy cohorts: (i) a cross-sectional cohort of 406 subjects aged 5-83 years; (ii) a longitudinal neurodevelopment cohort of 84 subjects scanned twice approximately 4 years apart, aged 5-27 years at first scan; and (iii) a longitudinal aging cohort of 55 subjects scanned twice approximately 3 years apart, aged 46-83 years at first scan...
May 26, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548083/atomic-scale-age-resolution-of-planetary-events
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L F White, J R Darling, D E Moser, D A Reinhard, T J Prosa, D Bullen, D Olson, D J Larson, D Lawrence, I Martin
Resolving the timing of crustal processes and meteorite impact events is central to understanding the formation, evolution and habitability of planetary bodies. However, identifying multi-stage events from complex planetary materials is highly challenging at the length scales of current isotopic techniques. Here we show that accurate U-Pb isotopic analysis of nanoscale domains of baddeleyite can be achieved by atom probe tomography. Within individual crystals of highly shocked baddeleyite from the Sudbury impact structure, three discrete nanostructural domains have been isolated yielding average (206)Pb/(238)U ages of 2,436±94 Ma (protolith crystallization) from homogenous-Fe domains, 1,852±45 Ma (impact) from clustered-Fe domains and 1,412±56 Ma (tectonic metamorphism) from planar and subgrain boundary structures...
May 26, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548042/new-insights-into-reovirus-evolution-implications-from-a-newly-characterized-mycoreovirus
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Lijiang Liu, Jiasen Cheng, Yanping Fu, Huiquan Liu, Daohong Jiang, Jiatao Xie
We performed molecular cloning and complete genome sequencing of a novel mycoreovirus, Sclerotinia sclerotiorumreovirus 1 (SsReV1), isolated from an isolate of the phytopathogenic fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. SsReV1 has a genome of 28 055 bp and is composed of 11 double-stranded RNA segments. With a combination of unique molecular features, virion shape and composition, and phylogenetic analysis, SsReV1 is significantly distinct from all known reoviruses and defines a novel genus in the family Reoviridae...
May 26, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547382/comparative-analysis-of-cherry-virus-a-genome-sequences-assembled-from-deep-sequencing-data
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Prasad Kesanakurti, Mark Belton, Hanaa Saeed, Heidi Rast, Ian Boyes, Michael Rott
Cherry virus A (CVA) is a ubiquitous graft-transmissible virus that mainly infects Prunus spp. Next-generation sequencing was applied to 39 tree fruit specimens infected with CVA, and 75 full and 16 partial-length CVA genome sequences were assembled. Phylogenetic analysis of these and 11 previously sequenced CVA genomes resulted in six major clusters with no observable relationship between the host and the assembled genome sequences. Recombination analysis detected four recombinants. Consistent single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) patterns were observed between the 75 full-length genomes and their sequence clouds, which supports a quasispecies model for CVA evolution...
May 25, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547213/evolutionary-dynamics-in-the-two-locus-two-allele-model-with-weak-selection
#17
Martin Pontz, Josef Hofbauer, Reinhard Bürger
Two-locus two-allele models are among the most studied models in population genetics. The reason is that they are the simplest models to explore the role of epistasis for a variety of important evolutionary problems, including the maintenance of polymorphism and the evolution of genetic incompatibilities. Many specific types of models have been explored. However, due to the mathematical complexity arising from the fact that epistasis generates linkage disequilibrium, few general insights have emerged. Here, we study a simpler problem by assuming that linkage disequilibrium can be ignored...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Mathematical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546020/the-evolution-and-functional-characterization-of-miiuy-croaker-interferon-regulatory-factor-9-involved-in-immune-response
#18
Qiong Yang, Junxia Cui, Weihua Song, Xueyan Zhao, Tianjun Xu
Interferon regulatory factors (IRFs) are transcription factors playing important roles in regulating the expression of type I interferons (IFNs) and IFN-stimulated genes. IRF9 is one of the IRF family gene members which belongs to the IRF4 subfamily. Mammalian IRF9 has been known to be involved in antiviral response as the DNA sequence recognition subunit of IFN-stimulated gene factor 3 (ISGF3) complex. In fish, only a few studies investigated the characteristics of IRF9 and the role in IFN signaling. In this study, we identify the IRF9 gene from miiuy croaker (mmiIRF9) and studied its feature and function...
May 22, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545914/epidemiology-and-outcome-analysis-of-sepsis-and-organ-dysfunction-failure-after-burns
#19
Monika Kristaq Belba, Elizana Ylber Petrela, Amy Gjergji Belba
BACKGROUND: The aim of this prospective study in adult population is to give frequency data (prevalence, incidence) of burn wound sepsis and its consequences (organ dysfunction/failure); to analyze the evolution of the SOFA cumulative score during the disease and relationship between the SOFA score in the 3rd, 7th, 14th and 21th day after burn with mortality. METHOD: A prospective cohort study was performed among adult patients (age ≥20 years) admitted in the ICU, with major and moderate burns...
May 22, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545559/millstone-software-for-multiplex-microbial-genome-analysis-and-engineering
#20
Daniel B Goodman, Gleb Kuznetsov, Marc J Lajoie, Brian W Ahern, Michael G Napolitano, Kevin Y Chen, Changping Chen, George M Church
Inexpensive DNA sequencing and advances in genome editing have made computational analysis a major rate-limiting step in adaptive laboratory evolution and microbial genome engineering. We describe Millstone, a web-based platform that automates genotype comparison and visualization for projects with up to hundreds of genomic samples. To enable iterative genome engineering, Millstone allows users to design oligonucleotide libraries and create successive versions of reference genomes. Millstone is open source and easily deployable to a cloud platform, local cluster, or desktop, making it a scalable solution for any lab...
May 25, 2017: Genome Biology
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