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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29489398/cell-and-developmental-biology-of-plant-mitogen-activated-protein-kinases
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George Komis, Olga Šamajová, Miroslav Ovečka, Jozef Šamaj
Plant mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) constitute a network of signaling cascades responsible for transducing extracellular stimuli and decoding them to dedicated cellular and developmental responses that shape the plant body. Over the last decade, we have accumulated information about how MAPK modules control the development of reproductive tissues and gametes and the embryogenic and postembryonic development of vegetative organs such as roots, root nodules, shoots, and leaves. Of key importance to understanding how MAPKs participate in developmental and environmental signaling is the characterization of their subcellular localization, their interactions with upstream signal perception mechanisms, and the means by which they target their substrates...
February 28, 2018: Annual Review of Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463591/optimising-gestational-weight-gain-and-improving-maternal-and-infant-health-outcomes-through-antenatal-dietary-lifestyle-and-physical-activity-advice-the-optimise-randomised-controlled-trial-protocol
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Jodie M Dodd, Andrea R Deussen, Jennie Louise
INTRODUCTION: Obesity represents a significant health burden, and WHO recognises the importance of preventing weight gain and subsequent development of obesity among adults who are within the healthy weight range. Women of reproductive age have demonstrated high rates of weight gain during pregnancy placing them at risk of becoming overweight or obese. We will evaluate the effects of dietary and physical activity advice on maternal, fetal and infant health outcomes, among pregnant women of normal body mass index (BMI)...
February 20, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442371/good-daphnia-parents-do-not-control-the-offspring-microbiome
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Angela E Douglas
In Focus: Mushegian, A. A., Walser, J. -C., Sullam, K. E., & Ebert, D. (2018). The microbiota of diapause: How host-microbe associations are formed after dormancy in an aquatic crustacean. Journal of Animal Ecology, 87, 400-413. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.12709. All animals are colonized by micro-organisms, most of which are benign or beneficial. Where do these micro-organisms come from? Theory predicts that micro-organisms which are transmitted vertically from parent to offspring are especially likely to be beneficial to the host, while horizontally acquired micro-organisms are opportunistic and more variable in their impact on host performance...
March 2018: Journal of Animal Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313265/a-systematic-review-of-discrete-choice-experiments-and-conjoint-analysis-studies-in-people-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Edward J D Webb, David Meads, Ieva Eskyte, Natalie King, Naila Dracup, Jeremy Chataway, Helen L Ford, Joachim Marti, Sue H Pavitt, Klaus Schmierer, Ana Manzano
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disabling, inflammatory, and degenerative disease of the central nervous system that, in most cases, requires long-term disease-modifying treatment (DMT). The drugs used vary in efficacy and adverse effect profiles. Several studies have used attribute-based stated-preference methods, primarily to investigate patient preferences for initiating or escalating DMT. OBJECTIVES: To conduct a systematic review of attribute-based stated-preference studies in people with MS to identify common methods employed and to assess study quality, with reference to the specific challenges of this disease area...
January 8, 2018: Patient
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153172/a-100-year-review-metabolic-health-indicators-and-management-of-dairy-cattle
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T R Overton, J A A McArt, D V Nydam
Our aim in this Journal of Dairy Science centennial review is to describe the evolution of focus on metabolic indicators, from discovery and description to evaluation at the individual cow and subsequently herd levels, over the past 100 yr. Furthermore, we discuss current and future technologies that will be used in the dairy industry to utilize these indicators widely going forward. Knowledge of chemical changes in various fluids (e.g., blood, urine, and milk) accompanying numerous metabolic disease states in the dairy cow has existed since almost the beginning of the Journal of Dairy Science 100 yr ago...
December 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153165/a-100-year-review-historical-development-of-female-reproductive-physiology-in-dairy-cattle
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William W Thatcher
The objective of this historical review in female reproductive physiology is to encapsulate major advancements since the founding of the American Dairy Science Association in 1906. The emphasis is on landmark publications in the Journal of Dairy Science since its first volume in 1917. A historical perspective and inferences are made in forecasting evolution of female reproduction and links between physiology of reproduction and the mammary gland. Subsequent sections are focused into main physiological categories and the temporal advancements within these physiological windows...
December 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120310/preconception-health-interventions-delivered-in-public-health-and-community-settings-a-systematic-review
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Hilary K Brown, Melissa Mueller, Sarah Edwards, Catriona Mill, Joanne Enders, Lisa Graves, Deanna Telner, Cindy-Lee Dennis
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this systematic review was to assess the effects of preconception health interventions, delivered to individuals of reproductive age in public health and community settings, on reproductive, maternal, and child health outcomes. METHODS: A search of Ovid MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE, PsychINFO, Scopus, Gender Studies Database, and SocINDEX from July 1999 through July 2016 was performed. We included studies that reported original data, used an interventional study design, included reproductive-aged women or men, were written in English, and were published in peer-reviewed journals...
November 9, 2017: Canadian Journal of Public Health. Revue Canadienne de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068708/impact-of-the-invasive-brown-marmorated-stink-bug-in-north-america-and-europe-history-biology-ecology-and-management
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Tracy C Leskey, Anne L Nielsen
The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), Halyomorpha halys (Stål), is an invasive pentatomid introduced from Asia into the United States, Canada, multiple European countries, and Chile. In 2010, BMSB populations in the mid-Atlantic United States reached outbreak levels and subsequent feeding severely damaged tree fruit as well as other crops. Significant nuisance issues from adults overwintering inside homes were common. BMSB is a highly polyphagous species with a strong dispersal capacity and high reproductive output, potentially enabling its spread and success in invaded regions...
January 7, 2018: Annual Review of Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059660/legal-restraints-of-pesticide-effect-on-human-organism-and-environment-under-international-legislation
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Vitalii Pashkov, Olena Batyhina, Maryna Trotska
INTRODUCTION: Human health depends on many factors: a level of medicine, quality of medical preparations, state of the environment, food safety, lifestyle and others. Phytosanitary products including pesticides used by farmers to kill, control reproduction and prevent animal, microbial or plant pests in the cultivation of agricultural products, which are the basis of human food, are one of the factors that may have an unfavourable effect on human health. AIM: To analyze provisions of international legislation for presence of effective means to prevent a negative pesticide effect on human health and the environment...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966165/first-person-yi-wen-xu
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First Person is a series of interviews with the first authors of a selection of papers published in Journal of Cell Science, helping early-career researchers promote themselves alongside their papers. Yi-Wen Xu is the first author on 'Maternal DCAF2 is crucial for maintenance of genome stability during the first cell cycle in mice', published in Journal of Cell Science. Yi-Wen is a PhD student in the lab of Heng-Yu Fan at the Life Sciences Institute, Zhejiang University, China, investigating the mechanisms of mammalian germ cell development and disease models relating to the female reproductive system...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939582/a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-an-intervention-delivered-by-app-instant-messaging-to-increase-the-acceptability-of-effective-contraception-among-young-people-in-tajikistan-study-protocol
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Ona McCarthy, Baptiste Leurent, Phil Edwards, Ravshan Tokhirov, Caroline Free
INTRODUCTION: Women in lower income countries experience unintended pregnancies at a higher rate compared with women in higher income countries. Unintended pregnancy is associated with numerous poorer health outcomes for both women and their children. In Tajikistan, an estimated 26% of married individuals aged 15-24 years have an unmet need for contraception. The strong cultural value placed on childbearing and oppositional attitudes towards contraception are major barriers to contraceptive uptake in the country...
September 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910998/abnormal-uterine-bleeding
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Ying Cheong, Iain T Cameron, Hilary O D Critchley
Introduction: It is not uncommon for a woman to suffer from abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) or heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) at some point during her lifetime. Once pathology is excluded, in practice, management needs to be individualised, taking into account the improvement of the woman's symptoms and quality of life. Sources of data: Peer-reviewed journals, governmental and professional society publications. Areas of agreement: There is now agreement on a structured, universal approach to the diagnosis of AUB, with the aide memoirs PALM (polyps, adenomyosis, leiomyoma, malignancy) and COEIN (coagulopathies, ovulatory dysfunction, endometrial, iatrogenic, not otherwise classified)...
September 1, 2017: British Medical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872683/phytochemistry-and-pharmacological-potential-of-cassia-absus-a-review
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REVIEW
Saeed Ahmad, Ayesha Hassan, Waheed Mumtaz Abbasi, Tayyeba Rehman
OBJECTIVES: Cassia absus is a plant of the family fabaceae with Ayurvedic ethnomedical records. It is used in traditional medicine for the treatment of bronchitis, asthma, cough, conjunctivitis, leucoderma, renal and hepatic diseases, constipation, tumors, venereal ulcer, headache, hemorrhoids and wound healing. Preliminary in vitro and in vivo studies have provided valuable scientific evidence for its use. This review aims to summarize reported pharmacognosy, traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacological potential of C...
January 2018: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854593/gynaecologists-and-industry-ain-t-no-sunshine
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Cynthia M Farquhar, Paolo Vercellini, Jane Marjoribanks
The field of reproductive medicine is known for its innovations, and where there is innovation there is marketing and engagement with the doctors who are potential prescribers and users of those innovations. Financial connections between drug and device manufacturers with doctors have been extensively debated over the past decade. On one hand, relationships between doctors and industry could be considered synergistic by allowing the development of improved treatments. On the other hand, payment (and other benefits) from industry to doctors may subtly shift the main objective of the collaboration from patients' health to mutual benefits for both doctors and industry...
August 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853925/sex-determination-in-the-mammalian-germline
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Cassy Spiller, Peter Koopman, Josephine Bowles
Sexual reproduction crucially depends on the production of sperm in males and oocytes in females. Both types of gamete arise from the same precursor, the germ cells. We review the events that characterize the development of germ cells during fetal life as they commit to, and prepare for, oogenesis or spermatogenesis. In females, fetal germ cells enter meiosis, whereas in males they delay meiosis and instead lose pluripotency, activate an irreversible program of prospermatogonial differentiation, and temporarily cease dividing...
November 27, 2017: Annual Review of Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763097/obesity-and-adverse-breast-cancer-risk-and-outcome-mechanistic-insights-and-strategies-for-intervention
#16
REVIEW
Manuel Picon-Ruiz, Cynthia Morata-Tarifa, Janeiro J Valle-Goffin, Eitan R Friedman, Joyce M Slingerland
Answer questions and earn CME/CNE Recent decades have seen an unprecedented rise in obesity, and the health impact thereof is increasingly evident. In 2014, worldwide, more than 1.9 billion adults were overweight (body mass index [BMI], 25-29.9 kg/m2 ), and of these, over 600 million were obese (BMI ≥30 kg/m2 ). Although the association between obesity and the risk of diabetes and coronary artery disease is widely known, the impact of obesity on cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality is not fully appreciated...
September 2017: CA: a Cancer Journal for Clinicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736970/report-from-the-2016-university-of-california-san-francisco-center-for-reproductive-sciences-retreat
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Paolo F Rinaudo, Marco Conti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639335/a-systematic-review-on-identifying-risk-factors-associated-with-early-sexual-debut-and-coerced-sex-among-adolescents-and-young-people-in-communities
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REVIEW
Regina Lai Tong Lee, Alice Yuen Loke, Tsz Man Tommy Hung, Howard Sobel
AIM: To review literature on identifying the risk factors associated with early sexual coerced debut with the aim to facilitate the health care workers' planning of relevant health services to improve intervention strategies for delaying of early coerced sexual debut or forced sexual debut (CSD/FSD) in the communities. BACKGROUND: Identifying the risk factors associated with coercion at first sex is crucial for developing appropriate sexual and reproductive health information and health promotion in response...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561018/maternal-heterozygous-nlrp7-variant-results-in-recurrent-reproductive-failure-and-imprinting-disturbances-in-the-offspring
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Lukas Soellner, Matthias Begemann, Franziska Degenhardt, Annegret Geipel, Thomas Eggermann, Elisabeth Mangold
It has been shown previously that homozygous and compound-heterozygous variants affecting protein function in the human NLRP genes impact reproduction and/or fetal imprinting patterns. These variants represent so-called 'maternal effect mutations', that is, although female variant carriers are healthy, they are at risk of reproductive failure, and their offspring may develop aberrant methylation and imprinting disorders. In contrast, the relevance to reproductive failure of maternal heterozygous NLRP7 variants remains unclear...
August 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489498/fusarium-oxysporum-and-the-fusarium-wilt-syndrome
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REVIEW
Thomas R Gordon
The Fusarium oxysporum species complex (FOSC) comprises a multitude of strains that cause vascular wilt diseases of economically important crops throughout the world. Although sexual reproduction is unknown in the FOSC, horizontal gene transfer may contribute to the observed diversity in pathogenic strains. Development of disease in a susceptible crop requires F. oxysporum to advance through a series of transitions, beginning with spore germination and culminating with establishment of a systemic infection...
August 4, 2017: Annual Review of Phytopathology
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