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Saki Nakamura, Takayo Inayama, Takashi Arao
BACKGROUND: Web-based nutritional education programmes appear to be comparable to those delivered face-to-face. However, no existing web-based nutrition education or similar programme has yet been evaluated with consideration of socio-economic status. The objective of a nutritional education programme of promoting vegetable intake designed a randomized controlled trial (RCT) is to evaluate the results of intervention and to determine how socio-economic status influences the programme effects...
January 13, 2017: BMC Public Health
Adelina Comas-Herrera, Martin Knapp, Raphael Wittenberg, Sube Banerjee, Ann Bowling, Emily Grundy, Carol Jagger, Nicolas Farina, Daniel Lombard, Klara Lorenz, David McDaid
BACKGROUND: The MODEM project (A comprehensive approach to MODelling outcome and costs impacts of interventions for DEMentia) explores how changes in arrangements for the future treatment and care of people living with dementia, and support for family and other unpaid carers, could result in better outcomes and more efficient use of resources. METHODS: MODEM starts with a systematic mapping of the literature on effective and (potentially) cost-effective interventions in dementia care...
January 11, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
Maria Gallego, Joaquin Calbo, Rafael M Krick-Calderon, Paula Pla, Ya-Chu Hsieh, Emilio Manuel Pérez, Yao-Ting Wu, Enrique Orti, Dirk M Guldi, Nazario Martin
The association behavior of an electron-donating, bowl-shaped, truxene-based tetrathiafulvalene (truxTTF) with two corannulene-based fullerene fragments -C32H12 and C38H14- is investigated in several solvents. Formation of 1:1 complexes is followed by absorption titrations and complemented by density functional theory (DFT) calculations. The binding constants are in the range of log Ka 2.9-3.5. DFT calculations reveal that the conformation in which the 1,3-dithiole ring of truxTTF is placed inside the concave cavity of the corannulene derivative is the most stable arrangement...
January 11, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
George S Bullerjahn, Robert M McKay, Timothy W Davis, David B Baker, Gregory L Boyer, Lesley V D'Anglada, Gregory J Doucette, Jeff C Ho, Elena G Irwin, Catherine L Kling, Raphael M Kudela, Rainer Kurmayer, Anna M Michalak, Joseph D Ortiz, Timothy G Otten, Hans W Paerl, Boqiang Qin, Brent L Sohngen, Richard P Stumpf, Petra M Visser, Steven W Wilhelm
In early August 2014, the municipality of Toledo, OH (USA) issued a 'do not drink' advisory on their water supply directly affecting over 400,000 residential customers and hundreds of businesses (Wilson, 2014). This order was attributable to levels of microcystin, a potent liver toxin, which rose to 2.5μgL(-1) in finished drinking water. The Toledo crisis afforded an opportunity to bring together scientists from around the world to share ideas regarding factors that contribute to bloom formation and toxigenicity, bloom and toxin detection as well as prevention and remediation of bloom events...
April 2016: Harmful Algae
April Bowling, James Slavet, Daniel P Miller, Sebastien Haneuse, William Beardslee, Kirsten Davison
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Exercise is linked with improved cognition and behavior in children in clinical and experimental settings. This translational study examined if an aerobic cybercycling intervention integrated into physical education (PE) resulted in improvements in behavioral self-regulation and classroom functioning among children with mental health disabilities attending a therapeutic day school. METHODS: Using a 14-week crossover design, students (N = 103) were randomly assigned by classroom (k = 14) to receive the 7-week aerobic cybercycling PE curriculum during fall 2014 or spring 2015...
January 9, 2017: Pediatrics
Elizabeth J Geller, Julie B Dumond, J Michael Bowling, Christine M Khandelwal, Jennifer M Wu, Jan Busby-Whitehead, Daniel I Kaufer
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the effect of trospium chloride on cognitive function in postmenopausal women treated for overactive bladder (OAB). METHODS: Randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial conducted from April 2013 to April 2015. Women aged 50 years or older seeking treatment for OAB were randomized to either trospium chloride XR 60 mg daily or placebo. Baseline cognitive function was assessed via Hopkins Verbal Learning Test-Revised (HVLT-R), Mini Mental Status Exam, Mini Mental Status X, Digit Span, Trails A, Trails B, and Epworth Sleepiness Scale...
January 6, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Michael J Bertocchi, Alankriti Bajpai, Jarugu N Moorthy, Richard G Weiss
Although the quenching of singlet-excited states of aromatic molecules by amines has been studied for several decades, important aspects of the mechanism(s) remain nebulous. To address some of the unknowns, steric, and electronic factors associated with the quenching of the singlet-excited states of three electronically related aromatic molecules, pyrene, 1,3,6,8-tetraphenylpyrene (TPPy), and 1,3,6,8-tetrakis(4-methoxy-2,6-dimethylphenyl)pyrene (PyOMe), by a wide range of tertiary aliphatic amines have been assessed quantitatively...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
Elizabeth R Wonderlich, Zachary D Swan, Stephanie J Bissel, Amy L Hartman, Jonathan P Carney, Katherine J O'Malley, Adebimpe O Obadan, Jefferson Santos, Reagan Walker, Timothy J Sturgeon, Lonnie J Frye, Pauline Maiello, Charles A Scanga, Jennifer D Bowling, Anthea L Bouwer, Parichat A Duangkhae, Clayton A Wiley, JoAnne L Flynn, Jieru Wang, Kelly S Cole, Daniel R Perez, Douglas S Reed, Simon M Barratt-Boyes
Human infections with highly pathogenic avian influenza A (H5N1) virus are frequently fatal but the mechanisms of disease remain ill-defined. H5N1 infection is associated with intense production of proinflammatory cytokines, but whether this cytokine storm is the main cause of fatality or is a consequence of extensive virus replication that itself drives disease remains controversial. Conventional intratracheal inoculation of a liquid suspension of H5N1 influenza virus in nonhuman primates likely results in efficient clearance of virus within the upper respiratory tract and rarely produces severe disease...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
Matthew D Taylor, Karl C Bowles, Daniel D Johnson, Natalie A Moltschaniwskyj
Detection and quantification of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in aquatic organisms is increasing, particularly for saltwater species. Depuration can remove PFASs from the tissues of some species once they are removed from the contaminant source, but it is not known if this process occurs for saltwater crustaceans. Such information is important for managing human health risks for exploited migratory species following exposure. We present the results of a depuration trial for School Prawn (Metapenaeus macleayi) and Mud Crab (Scylla serrata), two commercially important crustaceans in Australia...
January 2, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
Cristian D Gonzalez, Jason E Hawkes, Tawnya L Bowles
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January 2017: JAAD Case Reports
John E Moores, Christina L Smith, Anthony D Toigo, Scott D Guzewich
Penitentes are snow and ice features formed by erosion that, on Earth, are characterized by bowl-shaped depressions several tens of centimetres across, whose edges grade into spires up to several metres tall. Penitentes have been suggested as an explanation for anomalous radar data on Europa, but until now no penitentes have been identified conclusively on planetary bodies other than Earth. Regular ridges with spacings of 3,000 to 5,000 metres and depths of about 500 metres with morphologies that resemble penitentes have been observed by the New Horizons spacecraft in the Tartarus Dorsa region of Pluto (220°-250° E, 0°-20° N)...
January 4, 2017: Nature
Koji Ito, Kenji Miyata, Masahiro Mohri, Hideki Origuchi, Hideo Yamamoto
Objective It is recommended that middle-aged and elderly individuals reduce their salt intake because of the high prevalence of hypertension. The consumption of miso soup is associated with salt intake, and the reduced consumption of miso soup has been recommended. Recent studies have demonstrated that the consumption of miso soup can attenuate an autonomic imbalance in animal models. However, it is unclear whether these results are applicable to humans. This study examined the cross-sectional association between the frequency of miso soup consumption and the blood pressure and heart rate of human subjects...
2017: Internal Medicine
Manar S Shafat, Thomas Oellerich, Sebastian Mohr, Stephen D Robinson, Dylan R Edwards, Christopher R Marlein, Rachel E Piddock, Matthew Fenech, Lyubov Zaitseva, Amina Abdul-Aziz, Jeremy Turner, Johnathan A Watkins, Matthew Lawes, Kristian M Bowles, Stuart A Rushworth
Despite currently available therapies most patients diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) die of their disease. Tumor-host interactions are critical for the survival and proliferation of cancer cells; accordingly, we hypothesise that specific targeting of the tumor microenvironment may constitute an alternative or additional strategy to conventional tumor-directed chemotherapy. Since adipocytes have been shown to promote breast and prostate cancer proliferation, and because the bone marrow adipose tissue (MAT) accounts for up to 70% of bone marrow volume in adult humans, we examined the adipocyte-leukaemia cell interactions to determine if they are essential for the growth and survival of AML...
January 3, 2017: Blood
Janek Tomaschautzky, Beate Neumann, Hans-Georg Stammler, Norbert W Mitzel
Several derivatives of bowl-shaped tribenzotriquinacenes with Lewis-acidic atoms are reported. Six acetylene functions were attached to the benzene rings and these can carry six SnMe3 or SiMe3 groups. Direct functionalization of the benzhydrylic positions with the silyl groups of tribenzotriquinacene in in situ Grignard reactions is reported. Such silyl groups carry various substituents; the Si-H functional species were shown to be convertible into Si-F, Si-Cl and Si-Br functional compounds. The benzhydrylic positions were also substituted by allyl and p-iodo-phenyl functions; the first were further functionalized with a variety of silyl groups (SiCl3, SiMeCl2, SiF3, SiMeF2), the latter with trimethylsilylethynyl substituents and this product desilylated to a tris-(p-ethynyl-phenyl) tribenzotriquinacene...
January 3, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Chideraa I Nwachukwu, Nathan P Bowling, Eric Bosch
Halogen bonding is a well-established and intensively studied intermolecular interaction that has also been used in the preparation of functional materials. While polyfluoroiodo- and polyfluorobromobenzenes have been widely used as aromatic halogen-bond donors, there have been very few studies of iodoimidazoles with regard to halogen bonding. We describe here the X-ray structures of three iodoimidazole derivatives, namely 1-benzyl-2-iodo-1H-imidazole, C10H9IN2, (1), 1-benzyl-4-iodo-1H-imidazole, C10H9IN2, (2), and 1-benzyl-2-iodo-1H-benzimidazole, C14H11IN2, (3), and the halogen bonds that dominate the intermolecular interactions in each of these three structures...
January 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section C, Structural Chemistry
Shan Xu, Glyn W Humphreys, Carmel Mevorach, Dietmar Heinke
Perceiving and selecting the action possibilities (affordances) provided by objects is an important challenge to human vision, and is not limited to single-object scenarios. Xu et al. (2015) identified two effects of implied actions between paired objects on response selection: an inhibitory effect on responses aligned with the passive object in the pair (e.g. a bowl) and an advantage associated with responses aligned with the active objects (e.g. a spoon). The present study investigated the neurocognitive mechanisms behind these effects by examining the involvement of the ventral (vision for perception) and the dorsal (vision for action) visual streams, as defined in Goodale and Milner's (1992) two visual stream theory...
December 27, 2016: Neuropsychologia
Jodi L Feinberg, David Russell, Ana Mola, Kathryn H Bowles, Terri H Lipman
PURPOSE: There is limited evidence that home care clinicians receive education on the core competencies of cardiac rehabilitation (CR). This article describes the development and implementation of a CR training program adapted for home care clinicians, which incorporated the viewpoints of homebound patients with cardiovascular disease. METHODS: Literature and guideline reviews were performed to glean curriculum content, supplemented with themes identified among patients and clinicians...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
John K Brunson, James Griffith, Daneisha Bowles, Mary E Case, Jonathan Arnold
Using an automated cell counting technique developed previously (Case et al., Ecology and Evolution 2014; 4: 3494), we explore the lifespan effects of lac-1, a ceramide synthase gene paralogous to lag-1 in Neurospora crassa in conjunction with the band bd (ras-1) gene. We find that the replicative lifespan of a lac-1(KO)bd double mutants is short, about one race tube cycle, and this double mutant lacks a strong ~21-hr clock cycle as shown by race tube and fluorometer analysis of fluorescent strains including lac-1(KO) ...
December 2016: Ecology and Evolution
Zoltán Bátori, András Vojtkó, Tünde Farkas, Anna Szabó, Krisztina Havadtői, Anna E Vojtkó, Csaba Tölgyesi, Viktória Cseh, László Erdős, István Elek Maák, Gunnar Keppel
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Dolines are small- to large-sized bowl-shaped depressions of karst surfaces. They may constitute important microrefugia, as thermal inversion often maintains cooler conditions within them. This study aimed to identify the effects of large- (macroclimate) and small-scale (slope aspect and vegetation type) environmental factors on cool-adapted plants in karst dolines of East-Central Europe. We also evaluated the potential of these dolines to be microrefugia that mitigate the effects of climate change on cool-adapted plants in both forest and grassland ecosystems...
December 26, 2016: Annals of Botany
Christian T Herbst, Harm K Schutte, Daniel L Bowling, Jan G Svec
The electroglottographic (EGG) contact quotient (CQegg), an estimate of the relative duration of vocal fold contact per vibratory cycle, is the most commonly used quantitative analysis parameter in EGG. The purpose of this study is to quantify the CQegg's relation to the closed quotient, a measure more directly related to glottal width changes during vocal fold vibration and the respective sound generation events. Thirteen singers (six females) phonated in four extreme phonation types while independently varying the degree of breathiness and vocal register...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
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