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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243084/quantification-of-breast-cancer-protein-biomarkers-at-different-expression-levels-in-human-tumors
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Yi Chen, David Britton, Elizabeth R Wood, Stephen Brantley, Michelle Fournier, Marek Wloch, Vonetta L Williams, Joseph Johnson, Anthony Magliocco, Ian Pike, John M Koomen
Liquid chromatography-selected reaction monitoring (LC-SRM) mass spectrometry has developed into a versatile tool for quantification of proteins with a wide range of applications in basic science, translational research, and clinical patient assessment. This strategy uniquely complements traditional pathology approaches, like hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) staining and immunohistochemistry (IHC). The multiplexing capabilities offered by mass spectrometry are currently unmatched by other techniques. However, quantification of biomarkers in tissue specimens without the other data obtained from H&E-stained slides or IHC, including tumor cellularity or percentage of positively stained cells inter alia, may not provide as much information that is needed to fully understand tumor biology or properly assess the patient...
December 15, 2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240455/development-and-evaluation-of-a-student-initiated-test-preparation-program-for-the-usmle-step-1-examination
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Lindsay F Schwartz, Matthew Lineberry, Yoon Soo Park, Carol S Kamin, Abbas A Hyderi
PROBLEM: Studies have documented performance on the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE) Step 1 exam as an important factor that residency program directors consider when deciding which applicants to interview and rank. Therefore, success on this exam, though only one aspect of applicant evaluation, is important in determining future career prospects for medical students. Unfortunately, mean test scores at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago (UIC) have historically been below the national average...
December 14, 2017: Teaching and Learning in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239253/fifty-top-cited-spine-articles-from-mainland-china-a-citation-analysis
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Yaohong Wu, Yachao Zhao, Linghan Lin, Zhijun Lu, Zhaoyang Guo, Xiaoming Li, Rongchun Chen, Huasong Ma
Objective To identify the 50 top-cited spine articles from mainland China and to analyze their main characteristics. Methods Web of Science was used to identify the 50 top-cited spine articles from mainland China in 27 spine-related journals. The title, year of publication, number of citations, journal, anatomic focus, subspecialty, evidence level, city, institution and author were recorded. Results The top 50 articles had 29-122 citations and were published in 11 English-language journals; most (32) were published in the 2000s...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238978/use-of-autologous-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-creation-of-laryngeal-cartilage
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Hongji Zhang, Sherry Voytik-Harbin, Sarah Brookes, Lujuan Zhang, Joseph Wallace, Noah Parker, Stacey Halum
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ASCs) are an exciting potential cell source for tissue engineering because cells can be derived from the simple excision of autologous fat. This study introduces a novel approach for tissue-engineering cartilage from ASCs and a customized collagen oligomer solution, and demonstrates that the resultant cartilage can be used for laryngeal cartilage reconstruction in an animal model. STUDY DESIGN: Basic science experimental design...
December 14, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238826/a-re-engineered-software-interface-and-workflow-for-the-open-source-simvascular-cardiovascular-modeling-package
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Hongzhi Lan, Adam Updegrove, Nathan Wilson, Gabriel D Maher, Shawn C Shadden, Alison Marsden
Patient-specific simulation plays an important role in cardiovascular disease research, diagnosis, surgical planning and medical device design, as well as education in cardiovascular biomechanics. SimVascular is an open-source software package encompassing an entire cardiovascular modeling and simulation pipeline from image segmentation, 3D solid modeling, and mesh generation, to patient-specific simulation and analysis. SimVascular is widely used for cardiovascular basic science and clinical research as well as education, following increased adoption by users and development of a GATEWAY web portal to facilitate educational access...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238220/effect-of-statins-on-breast-cancer-recurrence-and-mortality-a-review
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REVIEW
Renae D Van Wyhe, Omar M Rahal, Wendy A Woodward
Statins, or 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase inhibitors, are medications that have been used for decades to lower cholesterol and to prevent or treat cardiovascular diseases. Since their approval by the US Food and Drug Administration in the 1980s, other potential uses for statins have been speculated on and explored. Basic science and clinical research suggest that statins are also effective in the management of breast cancer. Specifically, in various breast cancer cell lines, statins increase apoptosis and radiosensitivity, inhibit proliferation and invasion, and decrease the metastatic dissemination of tumors...
2017: Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238017/-the-interface-between-the-immune-system-and-autonomic-nervous-system
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Shunya Nakane, Akihiro Mukaino, Yukio Ando
  The nervous system and the immune system are two major systems in human body. Although it was revealed these two systems correlated, the control of immune cell dynamics by the nervous system has come to draw a lot of attention at the present time. Recent advances in basic and preclinical science reveal that reflex neural circuits inhibit the production of cytokines and inflammation in several animal models. One well-characterized cytokine-inhibiting mechanism, termed the "inflammatory reflex", is dependent upon vagus nerve stimulation that inhibits cytokine production and attenuates the inflammation...
2017: Nihon Rinshō Men'eki Gakkai Kaishi, Japanese Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237858/humans-as-a-model-for-understanding-biological-fundamentals
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REVIEW
Sarah F Brosnan, Erik Postma
How special are humans? This question drives scholarly output across both the sciences and the humanities. Whereas some disciplines, and the humanities in particular, aim at gaining a better understanding of humans per se, most biologists ultimately aim to understand life in general. This raises the question of whether and when humans are acceptable, or even desirable, models of biological fundamentals. Especially for basic biological processes, non-human species are generally accepted as a relevant model to study topics for which studying humans is impractical, impossible, or ethically inadvisable, but the reverse is controversial: are humans 'too unique' to be informative with respect to biological fundamentals relevant to other species? Or are there areas where we share key components, or for which our very uniqueness serves to allow novel explorations? In this special feature, authors from disciplines including biology, psychology, anthropology, neuroscience and philosophy tackle this question...
December 20, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237379/male-urogen%C3%A4-tal-d%C3%A4-sorders-and-metabol%C3%A4-c-syndrome-poss%C3%A4-ble-l%C3%A4-nks-character%C3%A4-st%C3%A4-cs-and-potent%C3%A4-al-treatment-strateg%C3%A4-es
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Cetin Volkan Oztekin, Ecem Kaya, Didem Yilmaz-Oral, Serap Gur
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS), as a cluster of metabolic derangements which is major risk factors for vascular disease, is one of the most important threats to public health. Although the epidemiological and limited amount of basic science and clinical evidence link MetS to several male urogenital disorders, a holistic approach aiming to define common mechanistic pathways and new possible therapeutic targets are lacking. OBJECTIVE: The current review has focused on providing scientific evidence on the role of MetS and its components on male urogenital disorders and the definition of new therapeutic targets...
December 12, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235213/models-meet-data-challenges-and-opportunities-in-implementing-land-management-in-earth-system-models
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REVIEW
Julia Pongratz, Han Dolman, Axel Don, Karl-Heinz Erb, Richard Fuchs, Martin Herold, Chris Jones, Tobias Kuemmerle, Sebastiaan Luyssaert, Patrick Meyfroidt, Kim Naudts
As the applications of Earth system models (ESMs) move from general climate projections toward questions of mitigation and adaptation, the inclusion of land management practices in these models becomes crucial. We carried out a survey among modeling groups to show an evolution from models able only to deal with land-cover change to more sophisticated approaches that allow also for the partial integration of land management changes. For the longer term a comprehensive land management representation can be anticipated for all major models...
December 13, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232535/why-interventions-to-influence-adolescent-behavior-often-fail-but-could-succeed
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David S Yeager, Ronald E Dahl, Carol S Dweck
We provide a developmental perspective on two related issues: (a) why traditional preventative school-based interventions work reasonably well for children but less so for middle adolescents and (b) why some alternative approaches to interventions show promise for middle adolescents. We propose the hypothesis that traditional interventions fail when they do not align with adolescents' enhanced desire to feel respected and be accorded status; however, interventions that do align with this desire can motivate internalized, positive behavior change...
December 1, 2017: Perspectives on Psychological Science: a Journal of the Association for Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232177/metformin-effects-on-metabolic-coupling-and-tumor-growth-in-oral-cavity-squamous-cell-carcinoma-coinjection-xenografts
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Patrick Tassone, Marina Domingo-Vidal, Diana Whitaker-Menezes, Zhao Lin, Megan Roche, Madalina Tuluc, Ubaldo Martinez-Outschoorn, Joseph Curry
Objective Many aggressive head and neck cancers contain 2 metabolically coupled tumor compartments: a glycolytic stromal compartment with low caveolin-1 (CAV1) and high monocarboxylate transporter 4 (MCT4) expression and a highly proliferative carcinoma cell compartment with high MCT1. Metabolites are shuttled by MCTs from stroma to carcinoma to fuel tumor growth. We studied the effect of carcinoma-fibroblast coinjection and metformin administration on a mouse model of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma...
December 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231554/-teaching-countermeasures-on-the-student-problems-in-the-practice-and-training-course-of-the-science-of-acupuncture-moxibustion-treatment
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Jun Zhang, Suju Shao, Jinshuang Hua, Peiyu Wang
The student problems existing in the practice and training course of acupuncture-moxibustion treatment include unsolid basic knowledge, inexperienced basic skills and poor comprehensive utilization ability. The writers proposed the effective countermeasures accordingly. Firstly, the students are required to go over the related knowledge in advance, targeting the weakness, and complement the basic knowledge. Secondly, the teachers provide the demonstration and guidance for the practice to improve the basic skills...
July 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231512/-discussion-on-dry-needling-being-part-of-acupuncture
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Zengfu Peng, Nenggui Xu, Zhaoxiang Bian, Canhui Li, Weidong Lu, Tao Huang, Shaobai Wang
We think that all the methods of puncturing into the skin to prevent and treat diseases are belong to acupuncture science. In spite of its basic theory of meridian and acupoint, anatomy and physiology have been important parts of modern acupuncture science. "Dry needling", however, is limited to trigger point theory. As for the positions, acupuncture is applied mainly at acupoints, involving in skin, muscles, tendons, vessels and nerves; while "dry needling" is used mostly at muscles. The needles of acupuncture are in various lengths and diameters and its manipulations are abundant, including the traditional skills and the achievements of modern science and technology research, such as electroacupuncture...
June 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231354/-top-cited-academic-articles-in-acupuncture-and-moxibustion-research
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Shengfeng Lu, Ying Zou, Rudong Wang, Meiling Yu
OBJECTIVE: To identify the 100 top-cited articles published in journals dedicated to acupuncture & moxibustion research and analyze their characteristics so as to explore its academic state. METHODS: All the articles were collected from the China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI, January 1, 1943 to December 25, 2016), Web of Science (January 1, 1950 to December 25, 2016), WANFANG Database (January 1, 1998 to December 25, 2016). The top-cited articles were selected and analyzed with regard to publication year, number of citations, journals, authors, country or region, institution, title, type and subject...
August 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229473/cystic-fibrosis-research-topics-featured-at-the-14th-ecfs-basic-science-conference-chairman-s-summary
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Marcus A Mall, Tzyh-Chang Hwang, Ineke Brakman
In recent years, tremendous progress has been made in the development of novel drugs targeting the basic defect in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). This breakthrough is based on a solid foundation of knowledge on CFTR's function in health and how mutations in CFTR cause CF multi-organ disease. This knowledge has been collected and continuously expanded by an active and persistent CF research community and has paved the way for precision medicine for CF. Since 2004, the European Cystic Fibrosis Society (ECFS) has held an annual Basic Science Conference that has evolved as an international forum for interdisciplinary discussion of hot topics and unsolved questions related to CF research...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228403/anterior-cruciate-ligament-mechanoreceptors-and-their-potential-importance-in-remnant-preserving-reconstruction-a-review-of-basic-science-and-clinical-findings
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Jonathan David Kosy, Vipul I Mandalia
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 11, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227767/connecting-basic-science-clinical-knowledge-research-and-patient-communication
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Lambert Wt Schuwirth
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 11, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227309/the-basic-science-and-molecular-mechanisms-of-lung-injury-and-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Paola Aranda-Valderrama, Ata Murat Kaynar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: International Anesthesiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227056/the-value-of-supplementary-anatomy-workshops-for-improving-undergraduate-performance
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J Scott, G Louw, D Kahn
BACKGROUND: With many anatomy courses within the medical curriculum suffering reductions in lecture and dissection time, supplementary programs in anatomy have shown to improve performance of medical students. This study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of anatomy workshops on undergraduate anatomy grade performance. METHOD: From 2012 to 2014, mean anatomy and physiology scores of medical students who attended anatomy workshops were compared to those who did not attend...
November 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
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