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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736681/integrating-environmental-monitoring-and-mosquito-surveillance-to-predict-vector-borne-disease-prospective-forecasts-of-a-west-nile-virus-outbreak
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Justin K Davis, Geoffrey Vincent, Michael B Hildreth, Lon Kightlinger, Christopher Carlson, Michael C Wimberly
INTRODUCTION: Predicting the timing and locations of future mosquito-borne disease outbreaks has the potential to improve the targeting of mosquito control and disease prevention efforts. Here, we present and evaluate prospective forecasts made prior to and during the 2016 West Nile virus (WNV) season in South Dakota, a hotspot for human WNV transmission in the United States. METHODS: We used a county-level logistic regression model to predict the weekly probability of human WNV case occurrence as a function of temperature, precipitation, and an index of mosquito infection status...
May 23, 2017: PLoS Currents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736298/calcitriol-mediated-reduction-in-ifn-%C3%AE-output-in-t-cell-large-granular-lymphocytic-leukemia-requires-vitamin-d-receptor-upregulation
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M Paige Kulling, C Kristine Olson, L Thomas Olson, E Cait Hamele, N Kathryn Carter, J David Feith, P Thomas Loughran
Constitutively activated STAT1 and elevated IFN-γ are both characteristic of T cell large granular lymphocytic leukemia (T-LGLL), a rare incurable leukemia with clonal expansion of cytotoxic T cells due to defective apoptosis. Interferon gamma (IFN-γ) is an inflammatory cytokine that correlates with worse progression and symptomology in multiple autoimmune diseases and cancers. In canonical IFN-γ-STAT1 signaling, IFN-γ activates STAT1, a transcription factor, via phosphorylation of tyrosine residue 701 (p-STAT1)...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734266/air-quality-and-health-effects-of-biogenic-volatile-organic-compounds-emissions-from-urban-green-spaces-and-the-mitigation-strategies
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Yuan Ren, Zelong Qu, Yuanyuan Du, Ronghua Xu, Danping Ma, Guofu Yang, Yan Shi, Xing Fan, Akira Tani, Peipei Guo, Ying Ge, Jie Chang
Biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs) emissions lead to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and ground-level ozone pollution, and are harmful to human health, especially in urban areas. However, most BVOCs estimations ignored the emissions from urban green spaces, causing inaccuracies in the understanding of regional BVOCs emissions and their environmental and health effects. In this study, we used the latest local vegetation datasets from our field survey and applied an estimation model to analyze the spatial-temporal patterns, air quality impacts, health damage and mitigating strategies of BVOCs emissions in the Greater Beijing Area...
July 19, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733072/early-myocardial-edema-after-acute-myocardial-infarction-is-stable-and-not-bimodal-in-humans-evidence-from-a-large-cmr-multicenter-study
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Thomas Stiermaier, Holger Thiele, Ingo Eitel
BACKGROUND: Experimental data reported a temporal pattern of myocardial edema following acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the time course of myocardial edema in a large population of patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). METHODS: Myocardium at risk (MAR), infarct size (IS) and myocardial salvage index (MSI) were compared according to the time between infarction and cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging in a large multicenter STEMI cohort (n=795)...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732533/spatial-and-temporal-patterns-of-diarrhoea-in-bhutan-2003-2013
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Kinley Wangdi, Archie Ca Clements
BACKGROUND: To describe spatiotemporal patterns of diarrhoea in Bhutan, and quantify the association between climatic factors and the distribution and dynamics of the disease. METHODS: Nationwide data on diarrhoea were obtained for 2003 to 2013 from the Health Information and Management System (HIMS), Ministry of Health, Bhutan. Climatic variables were obtained from the Department of Hydro Met Services, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Bhutan. Seasonal trend decomposition was used to examine secular trends and seasonal patterns of diarrhoea...
July 21, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729850/drug-resistant-epilepsy-multiple-hypotheses-few-answers
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Fei Tang, Anika M S Hartz, Björn Bauer
Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder that affects over 70 million people worldwide. Despite the recent introduction of new antiseizure drugs (ASDs), about one-third of patients with epilepsy have seizures refractory to pharmacotherapy. Early identification of patients who will become refractory to ASDs could help direct such patients to appropriate non-pharmacological treatment, but the complexity in the temporal patterns of epilepsy could make such identification difficult. The target hypothesis and transporter hypothesis are the most cited theories trying to explain refractory epilepsy, but neither theory alone fully explains the neurobiological basis of pharmacoresistance...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729738/human-hippocampal-pre-activation-predicts-behavior
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Anna Jafarpour, Vitoria Piai, Jack J Lin, Robert T Knight
The response to an upcoming salient event is accelerated when the event is expected given the preceding events - i.e. a temporal context effect. For example, naming a picture following a strongly constraining temporal context is faster than naming a picture after a weakly constraining temporal context. We used sentences as naturalistic stimuli to manipulate expectations on upcoming pictures without prior training. Here, using intracranial recordings from the human hippocampus we found more power in the high-frequency band prior to high-expected pictures than weakly expected ones...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724978/economic-factors-influencing-zoonotic-disease-dynamics-demand-for-poultry-meat-and-seasonal-transmission-of-avian-influenza-in-vietnam
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Alexis Delabouglise, Marc Choisy, Thang D Phan, Nicolas Antoine-Moussiaux, Marisa Peyre, Ton D Vu, Dirk U Pfeiffer, Guillaume Fournié
While climate is often presented as a key factor influencing the seasonality of diseases, the importance of anthropogenic factors is less commonly evaluated. Using a combination of methods - wavelet analysis, economic analysis, statistical and disease transmission modelling - we aimed to explore the influence of climatic and economic factors on the seasonality of H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in the domestic poultry population of Vietnam. We found that while climatic variables are associated with seasonal variation in the incidence of avian influenza outbreaks in the North of the country, this is not the case in the Centre and the South...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724850/spatiotemporal-dynamics-of-total-viable-vibrio-spp-in-a-nw-mediterranean-coastal-area
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Léa Girard, Sébastien Peuchet, Pierre Servais, Annabelle Henry, Nadine Charni-Ben-Tabassi, Julia Baudart
A cellular approach combining Direct Viable Counting and Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization using a one-step multiple-probe technique and Solid Phase Cytometry (DVC-FISH-SPC) was developed to monitor total viable vibrios and cover the detection of a large diversity of vibrios. FISH combined three probes in the same assay and targeted sequences located at different positions on the 16S rRNA of Vibrio and Aliivibrio members. We performed a 10-month in situ study to investigate the weekly dynamics of viable vibrios relative to culturable counts at two northwestern Mediterranean coastal sites, and identified the key physicochemical factors for their occurrence in water using a multivariate analysis...
July 19, 2017: Microbes and Environments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724087/nitrate-leaching-from-winter-cereal-cover-crops-using-undisturbed-soil-column-lysimeters
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John J Meisinger, Kristin A Ricigliano
Cover crops are important management practices for reducing nitrogen (N) leaching, especially in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, which is under total maximum daily load (TMDL) restraints. Winter cereals are common cool-season crops in the Bay watershed, but studies have not directly compared nitrate-N (NO-N) leaching losses from these species. A 3-yr cover crop lysimeter study was conducted in Beltsville, MD, to directly compare NO-N leaching from a commonly grown cultivar of barley ( L.), rye ( L.), and wheat ( L...
May 2017: Journal of Environmental Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723936/social-sensing-of-urban-land-use-based-on-analysis-of-twitter-users-mobility-patterns
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Aiman Soliman, Kiumars Soltani, Junjun Yin, Anand Padmanabhan, Shaowen Wang
A number of recent studies showed that digital footprints around built environments, such as geo-located tweets, are promising data sources for characterizing urban land use. However, challenges for achieving this purpose exist due to the volume and unstructured nature of geo-located social media. Previous studies focused on analyzing Twitter data collectively resulting in coarse resolution maps of urban land use. We argue that the complex spatial structure of a large collection of tweets, when viewed through the lens of individual-level human mobility patterns, can be simplified to a series of key locations for each user, which could be used to characterize urban land use at a higher spatial resolution...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720760/exploring-spatial-and-temporal-trends-in-the-soundscape-of-an-ecologically-significant-embayment
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R L Putland, R Constantine, C A Radford
The Hauraki Gulf, a shallow embayment in north-eastern New Zealand, provides an interesting environment for ecological soundscape research. It is situated on a tectonic plate boundary, contains one of the busiest ports in the southern hemisphere and is home to a diverse range of soniferous animals. The underwater soundscape was monitored for spatial and temporal trends at six different listening stations using passive acoustic recorders. The RMS sound pressure level of ambient sound (50-24,000 Hz) at the six listening stations was similar, ranging from 90-110 dB re 1 μPa throughout the recording period...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718202/patterns-of-mortality-in-a-montane-mixed-conifer-forest-in-san-diego-county-california
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Mary Pyott Freeman, Douglas A Stow, Li An
We examine spatial patterns of conifer tree mortality and their changes over time for the montane mixed-conifer forests of San Diego County. These forest areas have recently experienced extensive tree mortality due to multiple factors. A spatial contextual image processing approach was utilized with high spatial resolution digital airborne imagery to map dead trees for the years 1997, 2000, 2002, and 2005 for three study areas: Palomar, Volcan, and Laguna mountains. Plot-based fieldwork was conducted to further assess mortality patterns...
July 17, 2017: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717952/temporal-pattern-of-circulating-antigens-and-antibody-responses-in-cats-experimentally-infected-with-dirofilaria-immitis
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Kris Curtis, Tom O'Connor, Leif Lorentzen, John McCall, Michael Tillson, Ray Dillon, Ramaswamy Chandrashekar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 17, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714778/how-clients-change-emotion-with-emotion-a-programme-of-research-on-emotional-processing
#15
Antonio Pascual-Leone
This paper reviews a body of research that has examined Pascual-Leone and Greenberg's sequential model of emotional processing or used its accompanying measure (the Classification of Affective Meaning States). Research from 24 studies using a plurality of methods examined process-outcome relationships from micro to macro levels of observation and builds support for emotional transformation as a possible causal mechanism of change in psychotherapy. A pooled sample of 310 clinical and 130 sub-clinical cases have been studied, reflecting the process of 7 different treatment approaches in addressing over 5 different presenting clinical problems (including depression, anxiety, relational trauma, and personality disorders)...
July 17, 2017: Psychotherapy Research: Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713636/ranking-causal-anomalies-via-temporal-and-dynamical-analysis-on-vanishing-correlations
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Wei Cheng, Kai Zhang, Haifeng Chen, Guofei Jiang, Zhengzhang Chen, Wei Wang
Modern world has witnessed a dramatic increase in our ability to collect, transmit and distribute real-time monitoring and surveillance data from large-scale information systems and cyber-physical systems. Detecting system anomalies thus attracts significant amount of interest in many fields such as security, fault management, and industrial optimization. Recently, invariant network has shown to be a powerful way in characterizing complex system behaviours. In the invariant network, a node represents a system component and an edge indicates a stable, significant interaction between two components...
August 2016: KDD: Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708047/temporal-patterns-of-chronic-wasting-disease-prion-excretion-in-three-cervid-species
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Ian H Plummer, Scott D Wright, Chad J Johnson, Joel A Pedersen, Michael D Samuel
Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is the only naturally occurring transmissible spongiform encephalopathy affecting free-ranging wildlife populations. Transmission of CWD occurs by direct contact or through contaminated environments; however, little is known about the temporal patterns of CWD prion excretion and shedding in wild cervids. We tested the urine and faeces of three species of captive cervids (elk, mule and white-tailed deer) at 6, 12, 18 and 24 months after oral inoculation to evaluate the temporal, species- and genotype-specific factors affecting the excretion of CWD prions...
July 15, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704676/trehs-an-open-access-software-tool-for-investigating-and-evaluating-temporary-river-regimes-as-a-first-step-for-their-ecological-status-assessment
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Francesc Gallart, Núria Cid, Jérôme Latron, Pilar Llorens, Núria Bonada, Justin Jeuffroy, Sara-María Jiménez-Argudo, Rosa-María Vega, Carolina Solà, Maria Soria, Mònica Bardina, Antoni-Josep Hernández-Casahuga, Aránzazu Fidalgo, Teodoro Estrela, Antoni Munné, Narcís Prat
When the regime of a river is not perennial, there are four main difficulties with the use of hydrographs for assessing hydrological alteration: i) the main hydrological features relevant for biological communities are not quantitative (discharges) but qualitative (phases such as flowing water, stagnant pools or lack of surface water), ii) stream flow records do not inform on the temporal occurrence of stagnant pools, iii) as most of the temporary streams are ungauged, their regime has to be evaluated by alternative methods such as remote sensing or citizen science, and iv) the biological quality assessment of the ecological status of a temporary stream must follow a sampling schedule and references adapted to the flow- pool-dry regime...
July 10, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701886/overexpression-of-ginseng-ugt72al1-causes-organ-fusion-in-the-axillary-leaf-branch-of-arabidopsis
#19
Ngoc Quy Nguyen, Ok Ran Lee
BACKGROUND: Glycosylation of natural compounds increases the diversity of secondary metabolites. Glycosylation steps are implicated not only in plant growth and development, but also in plant defense responses. Although the activities of uridine-dependent glycosyltransferases (UGTs) have long been recognized, and genes encoding them in several higher plants have been identified, the specific functions of UGTs in planta remain largely unknown. METHODS: Spatial and temporal patterns of gene expression were analyzed by quantitative reverse transcription (qRT)-polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and GUS histochemical assay...
July 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700414/evaluation-of-gut-blood-barrier-gbb-dysfunction-in-various-models-of-trauma-haemorrhagic-shock-and-burn-injury
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Lisa Wrba, Annette Palmer, Christian Karl Braun, Markus Huber-Lang
Dysfunction of the gut-blood barrier (GBB) plays a pivotal role in various diseases, including trauma, haemorrhagic shock (HS) and burn injury, as well as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Whereas GBB disruption significantly contributes to IBD, the exact extent and consequences of GBB failure and its reliable determination in the clinical course following trauma remain rather unclear. A compromised GBB function seems to contribute to remote organ injury after trauma by generation of inflammatory mediators and biologically active lymph, which in turn augments the inflammatory response...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
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