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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646231/inter-annual-variability-of-transparent-exopolymer-particles-in-the-arctic-ocean-reveals-high-sensitivity-to-ecosystem-changes
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Anja Engel, Judith Piontek, Katja Metfies, Sonja Endres, Pim Sprong, Ilka Peeken, Steffi Gäbler-Schwarz, Eva-Maria Nöthig
Transparent exopolymer particles (TEP) are a class of marine gel particles and important links between surface ocean biology and atmospheric processes. Derived from marine microorganisms, these particles can facilitate the biological pumping of carbon dioxide to the deep sea, or act as cloud condensation and ice nucleation particles in the atmosphere. Yet, environmental controls on TEP abundance in the ocean are poorly known. Here, we investigated some of these controls during the first multiyear time-series on TEP abundance for the Fram Strait, the Atlantic gateway to the Central Arctic Ocean...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644674/constraints-on-oscillation-parameters-from-%C3%AE-_-e-appearance-and-%C3%AE-_-%C3%AE-disappearance-in-nova
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P Adamson, L Aliaga, D Ambrose, N Anfimov, A Antoshkin, E Arrieta-Diaz, K Augsten, A Aurisano, C Backhouse, M Baird, B A Bambah, K Bays, B Behera, S Bending, R Bernstein, V Bhatnagar, B Bhuyan, J Bian, T Blackburn, A Bolshakova, C Bromberg, J Brown, G Brunetti, N Buchanan, A Butkevich, V Bychkov, M Campbell, E Catano-Mur, S Childress, B C Choudhary, B Chowdhury, T E Coan, J A B Coelho, M Colo, J Cooper, L Corwin, L Cremonesi, D Cronin-Hennessy, G S Davies, J P Davies, P F Derwent, R Dharmapalan, P Ding, Z Djurcic, E C Dukes, H Duyang, S Edayath, R Ehrlich, G J Feldman, M J Frank, M Gabrielyan, H R Gallagher, S Germani, T Ghosh, A Giri, R A Gomes, M C Goodman, V Grichine, R Group, D Grover, B Guo, A Habig, J Hartnell, R Hatcher, A Hatzikoutelis, K Heller, A Himmel, A Holin, J Hylen, F Jediny, M Judah, G K Kafka, D Kalra, S M S Kasahara, S Kasetti, R Keloth, L Kolupaeva, S Kotelnikov, I Kourbanis, A Kreymer, A Kumar, S Kurbanov, K Lang, W M Lee, S Lin, J Liu, M Lokajicek, J Lozier, S Luchuk, K Maan, S Magill, W A Mann, M L Marshak, K Matera, V Matveev, D P Méndez, M D Messier, H Meyer, T Miao, W H Miller, S R Mishra, R Mohanta, A Moren, L Mualem, M Muether, S Mufson, R Murphy, J Musser, J K Nelson, R Nichol, E Niner, A Norman, T Nosek, Y Oksuzian, A Olshevskiy, T Olson, J Paley, P Pandey, R B Patterson, G Pawloski, D Pershey, O Petrova, R Petti, S Phan-Budd, R K Plunkett, R Poling, B Potukuchi, C Principato, F Psihas, A Radovic, R A Rameika, B Rebel, B Reed, D Rocco, P Rojas, V Ryabov, K Sachdev, P Sail, O Samoylov, M C Sanchez, R Schroeter, J Sepulveda-Quiroz, P Shanahan, A Sheshukov, J Singh, J Singh, P Singh, V Singh, J Smolik, N Solomey, E Song, A Sousa, K Soustruznik, M Strait, L Suter, R L Talaga, M C Tamsett, P Tas, R B Thayyullathil, J Thomas, X Tian, S C Tognini, J Tripathi, A Tsaris, J Urheim, P Vahle, J Vasel, L Vinton, A Vold, T Vrba, B Wang, M Wetstein, D Whittington, S G Wojcicki, J Wolcott, N Yadav, S Yang, J Zalesak, B Zamorano, R Zwaska
Results are reported from an improved measurement of ν_{μ}→ν_{e} transitions by the NOvA experiment. Using an exposure equivalent to 6.05×10^{20} protons on target, 33 ν_{e} candidates are observed with a background of 8.2±0.8 (syst.). Combined with the latest NOvA ν_{μ} disappearance data and external constraints from reactor experiments on sin^{2}2θ_{13}, the hypothesis of inverted mass hierarchy with θ_{23} in the lower octant is disfavored at greater than 93% C.L. for all values of δ_{CP}.
June 9, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641073/gonorrhoea-testing-and-positivity-in-non-remote-aboriginal-community-controlled-health-services
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Mary Ellen Harrod, Sophia Couzos, James Ward, Mark Saunders, Basil Donovan, Belinda Hammond, Dea Delaney-Thiele, Mary Belfrage, Sid Williams, Lucy Watchirs Smith, John M Kaldor
Background: Gonorrhoea occurs at high levels in young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in remote communities, but there are limited data on urban and regional settings. An analysis was undertaken of gonorrhoea testing and positivity at four non-remote Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services participating in a collaborative research network. Methods: This was a retrospective analysis of clinical encounter data derived from electronic medical records at participating services. Data were extracted using the GRHANITE program for all patients aged 15-54 years from 2009 to 2013...
June 22, 2017: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635093/role-of-art-centres-for-aboriginal-australians-living-with-dementia-in-remote-communities
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Melissa Lindeman, Paulene Mackell, Xiaoping Lin, Annie Farthing, Heather Jensen, Maree Meredith, Betty Haralambous
OBJECTIVE: To explore the role art centres in remote communities play for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians living with dementia. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was undertaken, with no restrictions on articles regarding year of publication. RESULTS: Art programmes have been found to be of benefit to both people living with dementia and their carers, particularly when programmes are administered in environments that are culturally revered...
June 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626440/executive-function-in-adolescence-associations-with-child-and-family-risk-factors-and-self-regulation-in-early-childhood
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Donna Berthelsen, Nicole Hayes, Sonia L J White, Kate E Williams
Executive functions are important higher-order cognitive skills for goal-directed thought and action. These capacities contribute to successful school achievement and lifelong wellbeing. The importance of executive functions to children's education begins in early childhood and continues throughout development. This study explores contributions of child and family factors in early childhood to the development of executive function in adolescence. Analyses draw on data from the nationally representative study, Growing up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624610/anti-fc%C3%AE-riib-monoclonal-antibody-suppresses-murine-igg-dependent-anaphylaxis-by-fc-domain-targeting-of-fc%C3%AE-riii
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Corey D Clay, Richard T Strait, Ashley Mahler, Marat V Khodoun, Fred D Finkelman
BACKGROUND: The inhibitory receptor, FcγRIIB, is expressed on human and murine bone marrow-derived cells and limits inflammation by suppressing signaling through stimulatory receptors. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the effects of K9.361, a mouse IgG2a alloantibody to mouse FcγRIIB, on murine anaphylaxis. METHODS: Wild-type and FcγR-deficient mice were used to study anaphylaxis, which was induced by injection of 2.4G2 (rat IgG2b mAb that binds both FcγRIIB and the stimulatory receptor, FcγRIII); by actively immunizing IgE-deficient mice, then challenging with the immunizing Ag; and by passive immunization with IgG or IgE anti-TNP mAb, followed by injection of TNP-ovalbumin...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616473/ten-years-of-the-tiger-aedes-albopictus-presence-in-australia-since-its-discovery-in-the-torres-strait-in-2005
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Andrew F van den Hurk, Jay Nicholson, Nigel W Beebe, Joe Davis, Odwell M Muzari, Richard C Russell, Gregor J Devine, Scott A Ritchie
The "Asian tiger mosquito", Aedes albopictus, is highly invasive, an aggressive biter and a major arbovirus vector. It is not currently present on mainland Australia despite being intercepted on numerous occasions at international ports and infesting the Torres Strait of Australia since at least 2004. In the current paper, we describe the invasion and current status of Ae. albopictus in the Torres Strait, as well as research conducted to assess the threat of this species becoming established in arbovirus transmission cycles on the Australian mainland...
December 2016: One Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613038/investigation-of-the-str-loci-noise-distributions-of-powerseq%C3%A2-auto-system
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Xiangpei Zeng, Jonathan L King, Bruce Budowle
AIM: To characterize the noise and stutter distribution of 23 short tandem repeats (STRs) included in the PowerSeqTM Auto System. METHODS: Raw FASTQ files were analyzed using STRait Razor v2s to display alleles and coverage. The sequence noise was divided into several categories: noise at allele position, noise at -1 repeat position, and artifact. The average relative percentages of locus coverage for each noise, stutter, and allele were calculated from the samples used for this locus noise analysis...
June 14, 2017: Croatian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611466/satellite-tagging-of-mediterranean-fin-whales-working-towards-the-identification-of-critical-habitats-and-the-focussing-of-mitigation-measures
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Simone Panigada, Gregory P Donovan, Jean-Noël Druon, Giancarlo Lauriano, Nino Pierantonio, Enrico Pirotta, Margherita Zanardelli, Alexandre N Zerbini, Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara
Mediterranean fin whales comprise a genetically distinct population, listed as Vulnerable (VU) in the IUCN Red List. Collisions with vessels are believed to represent the main cause of human-induced mortality. The identification of critical habitats (including migration routes) incorporating satellite telemetry data is therefore crucial to develop focussed conservation efforts. Between 2012 and 2015 thirteen fin whales were equipped with satellite transmitters, 8 in the Pelagos Sanctuary (although two ceased within two days) and 5 in the Strait of Sicily, to evaluate movements and habitat use...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609975/-i-sternaspis-i-i-chilensis-i-n-sp-a-new-species-from-austral-chilean-channels-and-fjords-annelida-sternaspidae
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Oscar Díaz-Díaz, Nicolás Rozbaczylo
Sternaspis chilensis n. sp. is described based on specimens collected in channels and fjords of southern Chile and previously identified as Sternaspis scutata (Ranzani, 1817), originally described from the Meditarrean Sea. Sternaspis chilensis n. sp. is described based on the features of the shield with anterior margins rounded and anterior depression shallow; marginal shield chaetal fascicles arranged with an inverted C-shaped pattern; and distribution of the integument papillae. Sternaspis chilensis is widely distributed in the Magellan Province from Estero Reloncaví (41°32'54"S, 72°19'48"W) to Strait of Magellan (53°34'S, 70°04'W), between 50 and 515 m depth...
April 12, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609928/a-new-species-of-the-fangblenny-i-adelotremus-i-from-indonesia-with-supplemental-description-of-i-a-leptus-i-teleostei-blenniidae-nemophini
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William F Smith-Vaniz
A new fangblenny, Adelotremus deloachi, is described on the basis of three specimens, 29‒35 mm SL, from Bali and Lembeh Strait, Indonesia. All these specimens were collected in 10‒17 m depth on sandy slopes. The new species differs from Adelotremus leptus, its Red Sea and only congener, in having a pair of mid-dorsal supratemporal pores (vs. a single pore), dorsal-fin spines X (vs. IX) and precaudal and caudal vertebra 12 + 23 (vs. 13 + 19). The discovery of a second species requires slight modification of the diagnosis of the genus...
April 27, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609693/factors-that-influence-evidence-based-program-sustainment-for-family-support-providers-in-child-protection-services-in-disadvantaged-communities
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Lauren M Hodge, Karen M T Turner, Matthew R Sanders, Michell Forster
This paper evaluates program, workplace and process factors associated with implementation and sustainment of an evidence-based parenting support program (EBP) in disadvantaged communities. Correlation analyses and binary logistic regressions were used to assess the associations between key implementation support factors and program implementation (at 18 months) and sustainment (at 36 months) post training with (N=35) Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family support providers using the Triple P - Positive Parenting Program in Indigenous child protection agencies...
June 10, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605651/fast-str-allele-identification-with-strait-razor-3-0
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August E Woerner, Jonathan L King, Bruce Budowle
The short tandem repeat allele identification tool (STRait Razor), a program used to characterize the haplotypes of short tandem repeats (STRs) in massively parallel sequencing (MPS) data, was redesigned. STRait Razor v3.0 performs ∼660× faster allele identification than its previous version (v2s), a speedup that is largely due to a novel indexing strategy used to perform "fuzzy" (approximate) string matching of anchor sequences. Written in a portable compiled language, C++, STRait Razor v3.0 functions on all major operating systems including Microsoft Windows, and it has cross-platform multithreading support...
June 1, 2017: Forensic Science International. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599659/zika-vector-transmission-risk-in-temperate-australia-a-vector-competence-study
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Jean-Bernard Duchemin, Peter T Mee, Stacey E Lynch, Ravikiran Vedururu, Lee Trinidad, Prasad Paradkar
BACKGROUND: Zika virus is an emerging pathogen of global importance. It has been responsible for recent outbreaks in the Americas and in the Pacific region. This study assessed five different mosquito species from the temperate climatic zone in Australia and included Aedes albopictus as a potentially invasive species. METHODS: Mosquitoes were orally challenged by membrane feeding with Zika virus strain of Cambodia 2010 origin, belonging to the Asian clade. Virus infection and dissemination were assessed by quantitative PCR on midgut and carcass after dissection...
June 9, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595690/understanding-health-talk-in-an-urban-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-primary-healthcare-service-a-cross-sectional-study
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Prabha Lakhan, Deborah Askew, Mark F Harris, Corey Kirk, Noel Hayman
Health literacy is an important determinant of health status. This cross-sectional study aimed to describe the prevalence of adequate health literacy among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients or their carers including parents of sick children attending an urban primary healthcare clinic in Australia, and their experiences of communication with General Practitioners (GPs). A questionnaire, including questions from the Brief Health Literacy Screen (BHLS) and questions from the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS): Communication with Provider, was administered to 427 participants...
June 9, 2017: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589839/estimation-of-evolutionary-rates-of-mitochondrial-dna-in-two-japanese-wood-mouse-species-based-on-calibrations-with-quaternary-environmental-changes
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Kaori Hanazaki, Morihiko Tomozawa, Yutaro Suzuki, Gohta Kinoshita, Masanobu Yamamoto, Tomohisa Irino, Hitoshi Suzuki
Reliable estimates of evolutionary rates of mitochondrial DNA might allow us to build realistic evolutionary scenarios covering broad time scales based on phylogenetic inferences. In the present study, we sought to obtain estimates of evolutionary rates in murine rodents using calibrations against historical biogeographic events. We first assumed that land-bridge-like structures that appeared intermittently at glacial maxima with 100,000-year intervals shaped the divergence patterns of cytochrome b (Cytb) sequences (1140 bp) of the larger Japanese wood mouse Apodemus speciosus...
June 2017: Zoological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588562/phylogeography-and-coevolution-of-bamboo-mosaic-virus-and-its-associated-satellite-rna
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Ing-Nang Wang, Wen-Bin Yeh, Na-Sheng Lin
Bamboo mosaic virus (BaMV), a plant potexvirus, has been found only in infected bamboo species. It is frequently associated with a large, linear single-stranded satellite RNA (satBaMV) that encodes a non-structural protein. Decades of collecting across a wide geographic area in Asia have accumulated a sizable number of BaMV and satBaMV isolates. In this study, we reconstructed the BaMV phylogeny and satBaMV phylogeny with partial coat protein gene sequences and partial genomic sequences, respectively. The evolutionary relationships allowed us to infer the phylogeography of BaMV and satBaMV on the Asian continent and its outlying islands...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583251/are-changes-in-australian-national-primary-healthcare-policy-likely-to-promote-or-impede-equity-of-access-a-narrative-review
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Matthew Fisher, Fran Baum, Adrian Kay, Sharon Friel
Significant changes have occurred in Australia's national primary healthcare (PHC) policy over the last decade, but little assessment has been made of implications for equity. This research aimed to identify key recent changes in national PHC policy and assess implications for equity of access to PHC. Academic literature was reviewed to identify issues affecting equity of access in national PHC policy, and grey literature was also reviewed to identify significant policy changes during 2005-16 with implications for equitable access...
June 6, 2017: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582394/new-insight-into-hybridization-and-unidirectional-introgression-between-ammodytes-japonicus-and-ammodytes-heian-trachiniformes-ammodytidae
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Jin-Koo Kim, Seung Eun Bae, Soo Jeong Lee, Moon Geun Yoon
Based on northern (NOL) and southern (SOL) mitochondrial lineages, recently, it proposed the new species Ammodytes heian and revived the species name Ammodytes japonicus to describe sand lances from the northwestern Pacific Ocean. This study used molecular methods to investigate genetic relationships between the two sand lance species in Korea and Japan. In total, 154 specimens were collected from four locations in Korea (Baengnyeongdo in the Yellow Sea, Tongyeong in the Korean Strait, and Jumunjin and Gijang in the East Sea), and 50 specimens were collected from a single location in Japan (Wakkanai in the Okhotsk Sea)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581378/prison-health-service-directors-views-on-research-priorities-and-organizational-issues-in-conducting-research-in-prison-outcomes-of-a-national-deliberative-roundtable
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Paul Leslie Simpson, Jill Guthrie, Tony Butler
Purpose Given that prisoners have significant health needs across most areas, the paucity of prisoner health research, and the difficulties involved in the conduct of research in this setting, there is a need to develop research priorities that align with key stakeholder groups. One such group are those responsible for health service provision in prisons - prison health service directors. The paper aims to discuss these issues. Design/methodology/approach Prison health service directors in each Australian state and territory were invited to participate in a national (deliberative) roundtable where the consensus building nominal group technique was utilized...
June 12, 2017: International Journal of Prisoner Health
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