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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329469/malignant-syphilis-ostraceous-ulceronecrotic-lesions-in-a-patient-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus
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Girish C Mohan, Robert A Ali, Carmen L Isache, Rohit K Sharma, Charles Perniciaro
We present a 36-year-old HIV-positive man with a sixweek history of spreading, ulcerative, and necroticcutaneous lesions. Laboratory and histopathologicexamination revealed syphilis. This case of malignantsyphilis, also known as lues maligna, is an uncommonvariant of this sexually transmitted infection. This casehighlights the importance of including malignantsyphilis in the differential diagnosis of patientspresenting with a disseminated ulcerative andnecrotic rash, especially in individuals with HIV.
January 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325880/balancing-selection-maintains-polymorphisms-at-neurogenetic-loci-in-field-experiments
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Eija Lonn, Esa Koskela, Tapio Mappes, Mikael Mokkonen, Angela M Sims, Phillip C Watts
Most variation in behavior has a genetic basis, but the processes determining the level of diversity at behavioral loci are largely unknown for natural populations. Expression of arginine vasopressin receptor 1a (Avpr1a) and oxytocin receptor (Oxtr) in specific regions of the brain regulates diverse social and reproductive behaviors in mammals, including humans. That these genes have important fitness consequences and that natural populations contain extensive diversity at these loci implies the action of balancing selection...
March 21, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322690/biologic-evidence-required-for-zika-disease-enhancement-by-dengue-antibodies
#3
Scott B Halstead
The sudden appearance of overt human Zika virus infections that cross the placenta to damage fetal tissues, target sexual organs, and are followed in some instances by Guillain-Barré syndrome raises questions regarding whether these outcomes are caused by genetic mutations or if prior infection by other flaviviruses affects disease outcome. Because dengue and Zika viruses co-circulate in the urban Aedes aegypti mosquito-human cycle, a logical question, as suggested by in vitro data, is whether dengue virus infections result in antibody-dependent enhancement of Zika virus infections...
April 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320989/differentially-methylated-cpg-sites-in-bull-spermatozoa-revealed-by-human-dna-methylation-arrays-and-bisulfite-analysis
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Kumiko Takeda, Eiji Kobayashi, Satoshi Akagi, Kagetomo Nishino, Masahiro Kaneda, Shinya Watanabe
The methylation status of sperm DNA differs between individual bulls. However, the relationship between methylation status and bull sperm parameters is not well elucidated. The present study investigated genome-wide methylation profiles at 450,000 CpG sites in bull spermatozoa by using a human DNA methylation microarray. Semen samples from three adult Japanese Black bulls with different in vitro fertilization (IVF) results and from a young Holstein bull through sexual maturation (at ages 10, 10.5, 15, and 25 months) were used for the analysis...
March 19, 2017: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315140/electrophysiological-evidence-of-perceived-sexual-attractiveness-for-human-female-bodies-varying-in-waist-to-hip-ratio
#5
Marzia Del Zotto, Alan J Pegna
The dynamics of brain activation reflecting attractiveness in humans are unclear. Among the different features affecting attractiveness of the female body, the waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) is considered to be crucial. To date, however, no event-related potential (ERP) study has addressed the question of its associated pattern of brain activation. We carried out two different experiments: (a) a behavioural study, to judge the level of attractiveness of female realistic models depicting 4 different WHRs (0.6, 0.7, 0...
March 17, 2017: Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315050/forensic-use-of-y-chromosome-dna-a-general-overview
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Manfred Kayser
The male-specific part of the human Y chromosome is widely used in forensic DNA analysis, particularly in cases where standard autosomal DNA profiling is not informative. A Y-chromosomal gene fragment is applied for inferring the biological sex of a crime scene trace donor. Haplotypes composed of Y-chromosomal short tandem repeat polymorphisms (Y-STRs) are used to characterise paternal lineages of unknown male trace donors, especially suitable when males and females have contributed to the same trace, such as in sexual assault cases...
March 17, 2017: Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314159/aging-alters-the-molecular-dynamics-of-synapses-in-a-sexually-dimorphic-pattern-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio
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Elif Tugce Karoglu, Dilara Ozge Halim, Bahriye Erkaya, Ferda Altaytas, Ayca Arslan-Ergul, Ozlen Konu, Michelle M Adams
The zebrafish has become a popular model for studying normal brain aging due to its large fecundity, conserved genome, and available genetic tools; but little data exists about neurobiological age-related alterations. The current study tested the hypothesis of an association between brain aging and synaptic protein loss across males and females. Western blot analysis of synaptophysin (SYP), a presynaptic vesicle protein, and postsynaptic density-95 (PSD-95) and gephyrin (GEP), excitatory and inhibitory postsynaptic receptor-clustering proteins, respectively, was performed in young, middle-aged, and old male and female zebrafish (Danio rerio) brains...
February 20, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306562/chlamydia-trachomatis-and-chlamydia-like-bacteria-new-enemies-of-human-pregnancies
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Anne Ammerdorffer, Miloš Stojanov, Gilbert Greub, David Baud
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review provides an update on the roles of Chlamydia trachomatis and the related Waddlia chondrophila and Parachlamydia acanthamoebae in miscarriage, stillbirths and preterm labour in humans. A broad audience, including microbiologist, infectiologists, obstetricians and gynaecologists, should be aware of the potential threat of these Chlamydiales for human reproduction. RECENT FINDINGS: Despite increasing laboratory techniques and possibilities to perform diagnostic tests, the cause of miscarriage is only identified in 50% of the cases...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304076/sexual-dimorphism-in-laryngeal-muscle-fibers-and-ultrasonic-vocalizations-in-the-adult-rat
#9
Charles Lenell, Aaron M Johnson
OBJECTIVE: The human voice is sexually dimorphic in obvious ways, such as differences in fundamental frequency and gross laryngeal anatomy, but also in less apparent ways, such as in the prevalence and types of voice disorders and the manifestation of voice changes in advanced age. Differences between males and females are rarely explored, however, in mechanistic animal studies. The goal of this study was to explore sexual dimorphism in laryngeal function and structure in adult rats by examining ultrasonic vocalization acoustics and muscle fiber size and type in the thyroarytenoid muscle...
March 17, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303822/human-papillomavirus-and-chlamydia-trachomatis-infection-in-gyneco-obstetric-outpatients-from-a-mexican-hospital
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Laura Conde-Ferráez, Jorge Ramiro Carrillo Martíez, Guadalupe Ayora-Talavera, María Del Refugio González Losa
CONTEXT: Human papillomavirus (HPV) and Chlamydia trachomatis are the most frequent sexually transmitted infections, usually asymptomatic. Persistent infection with high-risk HPV types and other cofactors such as the concomitant infection with C. trachomatis can represent a higher risk to develop cervical lesions; therefore, screening with sensitive methods could aid to identify women at risk. AIMS: The aim is to determine the prevalence and concurrence of both infections, detected with in-house molecular methods, and to identify the risk factors associated to the infections in Mexican women...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301946/target-population-for-the-screening-of-human-papillomavirus-hpv-and-anal-carcinoma-precursor-lesions-results-from-a-pilot-study-in-hiv-infected-males-with-sexual-risk-factors
#11
Carlos Pastor, Alfonso Cabello Úbeda
Ninety-five percent of precursor lesions -high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL) and anal intraepithelial neoplasms (AIN)- and their progression to squamous anal cancer (AC) are induced by high-risk HPV (HR-HPV) serotypes 16 and 18. Their incidence is higher particularly in HIV-infected male patients who have sex with other males (HIV-MSM) (144/100,000/patients/year).
March 17, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301790/human-papillomavirus-vaccination-and-genital-warts-in-young-indigenous-australians-national-sentinel-surveillance-data
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Hammad Ali, Hamish McManus, Catherine C O'Connor, Denton Callander, Marlene Kong, Simon Graham, Dina Saulo, Christopher K Fairley, David G Regan, Andrew Grulich, Nicola Low, Rebecca J Guy, Basil Donovan
OBJECTIVES: To examine the impact of the national human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program (available to girls and women [12-26 years] since 2007 and to boys [12-15 years] since 2013) on the number of diagnoses of genital warts in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) people. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS: Analysis of routinely collected data from patients attending 39 sexual health clinics (SHCs) in the Genital Warts Surveillance Network for the first time...
March 20, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301762/sex-differences-in-binge-eating-gonadal-hormone-effects-across-development
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Kelly L Klump, Kristen M Culbert, Cheryl L Sisk
Eating disorders are highly sexually differentiated disorders that exhibit a female predominance in risk. Most theories focus on psychosocial explanations to the exclusion of biological/genetic influences. The purpose of this descriptive review is to evaluate evidence from animal and human studies in support of gonadal hormone effects on sex differences in binge eating. Although research is in its nascent stages, findings suggest that increased prenatal testosterone exposure in males appears to protect against binge eating...
March 16, 2017: Annual Review of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301464/investigating-the-case-of-human-nose-shape-and-climate-adaptation
#14
Arslan A Zaidi, Brooke C Mattern, Peter Claes, Brian McEcoy, Cris Hughes, Mark D Shriver
The evolutionary reasons for variation in nose shape across human populations have been subject to continuing debate. An import function of the nose and nasal cavity is to condition inspired air before it reaches the lower respiratory tract. For this reason, it is thought the observed differences in nose shape among populations are not simply the result of genetic drift, but may be adaptations to climate. To address the question of whether local adaptation to climate is responsible for nose shape divergence across populations, we use Qst-Fst comparisons to show that nares width and alar base width are more differentiated across populations than expected under genetic drift alone...
March 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300337/parents-knowledge-attitudes-behaviors-and-barriers-to-promoting-condom-use-among-their-adolescent-sons
#15
Worawan Tipwareerom, Linda Weglicki
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is increasing in Thai youth. Consequently, a school-based National Condom Strategy program was launched in 2015 to reduce the rate of HIV and sexually transmitted infections. We conducted in-depth interviews of 31 parents/adoptive guardians of high-school age Thai boys to explore parents' knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and barriers to promoting condom use and its role in preventing HIV/sexually transmitted infections. A descriptive phenomenological approach and thematic analysis was used...
March 16, 2017: Nursing & Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299973/the-potential-of-prison-based-democratic-therapeutic-communities
#16
Jamie Bennett, Richard Shuker
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to describe the work of HMP Grendon, the only prison in the UK to operate entirely as a series of democratic therapeutic communities and to summarise the research of its effectiveness. Design/methodology/approach The paper is both descriptive, providing an overview of the work of a prison-based therapeutic community, and offers a literature review regarding evidence of effectiveness. Findings The work of HMP Grendon has a wide range of positive benefits including reduced levels of disruption in prison, reduced self-harm, improved well-being, an environment that is experienced as more humane and reduced levels of reoffending...
March 13, 2017: International Journal of Prisoner Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297185/allometry-and-sexual-dimorphism-in-the-human-pelvis
#17
Barbara Fischer, Philipp Mitteroecker
Sexual dimorphism in the human pelvis has evolved in response to several jointly acting selection regimes that result from the pelvis' multiple roles in locomotion and childbirth, among others. Because human males are, on average, taller than females, some aspects of sexual dimorphism in pelvis shape might result from allometry, the association between stature and pelvis shape across individuals. In this study, they aimed to disentangle and quantify the two components contributing to pelvic sex differences: the allometric component, which emerges as a consequence of dimorphism in stature, and the remaining non-allometric sexual dimorphism component...
April 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297178/morphological-integration-of-the-human-pelvis-with-respect-to-age-and-sex
#18
Angela M Mallard, Kristen R R Savell, Benjamin M Auerbach
Considerable research has shown that modern human pelvic dimensions, especially of the birth canal, are sexually dimorphic. Studies also suggest that females with younger ages-at-death have narrower canal dimensions than those who die at older ages, possibly due to continued independent growth of the pubis. A recent examination of this pattern argued that it is unlikely that these differences relate to mortality, but the source of the difference in pelvic dimensions with age remains unresolved. We use pelvic dimensions to assess differences in magnitudes of morphological integration between adult females and males across ages-at-death...
April 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297176/anatomy-development-and-function-of-the-human-pelvis
#19
Jeremy M DeSilva, Karen R Rosenberg
The pelvis is an anatomically complex and functionally informative bone that contributes directly to both human locomotion and obstetrics. Because of the pelvis' important role in obstetrics, it is one of the most sexually dimorphic bony elements of the human body. The complex intersection of pelvic dimorphism, locomotion, and obstetrics has been reenergized by exciting new research, and many papers in this special issue of the pelvis help provide clarity on the relationship between pelvic form (especially female) and locomotor function...
April 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295469/assessing-new-peptides-that-may-be-involved-in-the-physiological-regulation-of-the-gonadal-axis-in-humans-gonadotropin-inhibitory-hormone
#20
Peter Y Liu
The hypothalamo-pituitary-testicular (HPT) and hypothalamo-pituitary-ovarian (HPO) axes are integrated networks that regulate androgenization or estrogenization (including embryonic, infantile, pubertal and adult sexual maturation), male or female sexual behavior, and spermatogenesis or ovulation, respectively. Dysregulation of the HPT axis, for example, results in pubertal delay, eunuchism, impaired spermatogenesis, and reduced systemic androgen exposure; and may also contribute to some of the features of male aging, impair recovery from protracted critical illness, and induce visceral adiposity, sarcopenia, osteopenia, and insulin resistance...
March 13, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
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