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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550815/selection-for-intramuscular-fat-and-lean-meat-yield-will-improve-the-bloomed-colour-of-australian-lamb-loin-meat
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H B Calnan, R H Jacob, D W Pethick, G E Gardner
The colour of bloomed m. longissimus was measured 24h post slaughter for 8165 lamb carcasses produced over 5years across 8 sites in Australia. Intramuscular fat across a 2 to 8% range and shortloin fat weight were positively associated with meat lightness (L*), redness (a*), yellowness (b*), hue and chroma (P<0.01). Shortloin muscle weight was negatively associated with these meat colour parameters (P<0.01), although this was largely accounted for by correlated changes in intramuscular fat (P<0.01)...
May 2, 2017: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550811/influence-of-solids-residence-time-and-carbon-storage-on-nitrogen-and-phosphorus-recovery-by-microalgae-across-diel-cycles
#2
D A Gardner-Dale, I M Bradley, J S Guest
Microalgal treatment systems could advance nutrient recovery from wastewater by achieving effluent nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) levels below the current limit of technology, but their successful implementation requires an understanding of how design decisions influence nutrient uptake over daily (i.e., diel) cycles. This work demonstrates the ability to influence microalgal N:P recovery ratio via solids residence time (SRT) while maintaining complete nutrient removal across day/night cycles through carbon storage and mobilization...
May 18, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550798/sediment-quality-in-a-metal-contaminated-tropical-bay-assessed-with-a-multiple-lines-of-evidence-approach
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Sarah K Rodrigues, Denis M S Abessa, Ana Paula de C Rodrigues, Abílio Soares-Gomes, Carolina B Freitas, Ricardo E Santelli, Aline S Freire, Wilson Machado
A sediment quality assessment was performed near to the main industrial source of metal contamination in Sepetiba Bay, Brazil, which represents one of the worst cases of trace metal contamination reported for coastal areas. Acute and chronic toxicity tests, benthic fauna community analysis and metal bioavailability evaluations were applied to identify risks to the benthic community. Significant amphipod mortality was observed close to the major pollution source and lower copepod fertility was observed for all stations...
May 24, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550797/potential-tracers-for-tracking-septic-tank-effluent-discharges-in-watercourses
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Samia Richards, Paul J A Withers, Eric Paterson, Colin W McRoberts, Marc Stutter
Septic tank effluent (STE) contributes to catchment nutrient and pollutant loads. To assess the role of STE discharges in impairment of surface water, it is essential to identify the sources of pollution by tracing contaminants in watercourses. We examined tracers that were present in STE to establish their potential for identifying STE contamination in two stream systems (low and high dilution levels) against the background of upstream sources. The studied tracers were microbial, organic matter fluorescence, caffeine, artificial sweeteners and effluent chemical concentrations...
May 24, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550793/acute-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-agonist-treatment-enhances-extinction-memory-in-male-rats
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L Y Maeng, M B Taha, K K Cover, S S Glynn, M Murillo, K Lebron-Milad, M R Milad
Leuprolide acetate (LEU), also known as Lupron, is commonly used to treat prostate cancer in men. As a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) receptor agonist, it initially stimulates the release of gonadal hormones, testosterone (T) and estradiol. This surge eventually suppresses these hormones, preventing the further growth and spread of cancer cells. Individuals receiving this treatment often report anxiety and cognitive changes, but LEU's effects on the neural mechanisms that are involved in anxiety during the trajectory of treatment are not well known...
May 17, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550792/social-stress-contagion-in-rats-behavioural-autonomic-and-neuroendocrine-correlates
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Luca Carnevali, Nicola Montano, Rosario Statello, Gino Coudé, Federica Vacondio, Silvia Rivara, Pier Francesco Ferrari, Andrea Sgoifo
The negative emotional consequences associated with life stress exposure in an individual can affect the emotional state of social partners. In this study, we describe an experimental rat model of social stress contagion and its effects on social behaviour and cardiac autonomic and neuroendocrine functions. Adult male Wistar rats were pair-housed and one animal (designated as "demonstrator" (DEM)) was submitted to either social defeat stress (STR) by an aggressive male Wild-type rat in a separate room or just exposed to an unfamiliar empty cage (control condition, CTR), once a day for 4 consecutive days...
May 20, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550783/occurrence-distribution-and-bioaccumulation-behaviour-of-hydrophobic-organic-contaminants-in-a-large-scale-constructed-wetland-in-singapore
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Qian Wang, Barry C Kelly
This study involved a field-based investigation to assess the occurrence, distribution and bioaccumulation behaviour of hydrophobic organic contaminants in a large-scale constructed wetland. Samples of raw leachate, water and wetland plants, Typha angustifolia, were collected for chemical analysis. Target contaminants included polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), organochlorine pesticides (OCP), as well as several halogenated flame retardants (HFRs) and personal care products (triclosan and synthetic musks). In addition to PCBs and OCPs, synthetic musks, triclosan (TCS) and dechlorane plus stereoisomers (syn- and anti-DPs) were frequently detected...
May 20, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550766/gender-differences-in-quality-of-life-and-functional-disability-for-depression-outpatients-with-or-without-residual-symptoms-after-acute-phase-treatment-in-china
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Na Zhao, Xiaohong Wang, Wenyuan Wu, Yongdong Hu, Yajuan Niu, Xueyi Wang, Chengge Gao, Ning Zhang, Yiru Fang, Jizhong Huang, Tiebang Liu, Fujun Jia, Xuequan Zhu, Jian Hu, Gang Wang
BACKGROUND: Depression is associated with substantial personal suffering and reduced quality of life and functioning. The aim of this study was to investigate gender differences on quality of life and functional impairment of outpatients with depression after acute phase treatment. METHODS: 1503 depression outpatients were recruited from eleven hospitals in China. Subjects were evaluated with sociodemographic characteristics, history and self-report instruments, related to severity of symptoms, function and quality of life...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550765/social-and-academic-premorbid-adjustment-domains-predict-different-functional-outcomes-among-youth-with-first-episode-mania
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Aswin Ratheesh, Christopher G Davey, Rothanthi Daglas, Craig Macneil, Melissa Hasty, Kate Filia, Patrick D McGorry, Michael Berk, Philippe Conus, Sue Cotton
BACKGROUND: Premorbid characteristics may help predict the highly variable functional and illness outcomes of young people with early stage Bipolar Disorder (BD). We sought to examine the relationships between premorbid adjustment and short to medium-term outcomes after a first treated episode of mania. METHODS: We examined the baseline and 18-month follow-up characteristics of 117 participants with first episode of mania, treated at two tertiary early intervention services in Melbourne, Australia...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550763/mechanical-properties-of-a-nanoporous-membrane-used-in-implantable-medical-devices-correlation-between-experimental-characterization-and-2d-numerical-simulation
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F Cristofari, B Piotrowski, R Pesci
Nanoporous membranes are used for the elaboration of implantable medical devices. In order to guaranty their integrity after implantation in a patient body, it is necessary to characterize the microstructure and the mechanical behavior of such membranes. They present randomly distributed pores around 1µm in diameter at the surface. X-ray nanotomography permits to get the geometry of the pores through the thickness with a reduction of the diameter in the core. A multiscale study is done to characterize the membranes: macroscopic tensile tests permit to get the behavior law of the non porous material and in situ tensile tests are carried on in a Scanning Electron Microscope in order to observe the evolution of pores and cracks during loading...
May 18, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550762/forensic-age-estimation-by-morphometric-analysis-of-the-manubrium-from-3d-mr-images
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Naira P Martínez Vera, Johannes Höller, Thomas Widek, Bernhard Neumayer, Thomas Ehammer, Martin Urschler
Forensic age estimation research based on skeletal structures focuses on patterns of growth and development using different bones. In this work, our aim was to study growth-related evolution of the manubrium in living adolescents and young adults using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which is an image acquisition modality that does not involve ionizing radiation. In a first step, individual manubrium and subject features were correlated with age, which confirmed a statistically significant change of manubrium volume (Mvol:p<0...
May 12, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550758/platelets-and-hemophilia-a-review-of-the-literature
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Julia Riedl, Cihan Ay, Ingrid Pabinger
Hemophilia A and B are inherited bleeding disorders due to deficiencies of the clotting factors VIII and IX, respectively. The severity of the disease correlates with remaining factor levels, although individual differences in bleeding tendency are seen despite similar factor levels. While thrombin generation is severely impaired in persons with hemophilia, primary hemostasis, i.e. platelet function, has been generally considered to be normal. However, some studies reported prolonged bleeding times in hemophilia, suggesting that also primary hemostasis is affected...
May 13, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550757/serum-levels-of-peptide-cathelicidin-ll-37-in-elderly-patients-with-depression
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Elżbieta Kozłowska, Adam Wysokiński, Ewa Brzezińska-Błaszczyk
Cathelicidin LL-37 is a small cationic that plays an important role in antimicrobial defense, as it kills a broad spectrum of infectious agents by disrupting their membranes, including gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, some viruses and fungi; and it neutralizes activity of bacterial endotoxins. Moreover, cathelicidin LL-37 exerts proinflammatory effect, while numerous reports indicate the role of inflammation in the development of depression. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the circulating levels of cathelicidin LL-37 in elderly depressed patients...
May 22, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550755/sedentary-behaviour-patterns-in-outpatients-with-severe-mental-illness-a-cross-sectional-study-using-objective-and-self-reported-methods-the-psychiactive-project
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Javier Bueno-Antequera, Miguel Ángel Oviedo-Caro, Diego Munguia-Izquierdo
This study aimed to quantify and compare sedentary behaviour patterns in patients with severe mental illness as stratified by gender, age, body mass index, distress, illness duration and antipsychotic medication using both objective and self-reported methods. Sedentary behaviour patterns were measured in 90 outpatients (mean age±SD: 41.6±9.2 years, 20% women) with severe mental illness (primarily schizophrenia, n=63) using the SenseWear Armband and the Sedentary Behaviour Questionnaire. They spent 58% of waking time sedentary, primarily watching television...
May 10, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550721/clinical-performance-of-the-veris-hcv-assay-for-hepatitis-c-virus-rna-quantification
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Laure Izquierdo, Corinne Prégermain, Corinne Hottelet, Gwenaëlle Decombe, Anne-Marie Roque-Afonso
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and treatment monitoring rely on detection/quantification of HCV RNA and real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) techniques are expected to equivalently quantify the different HCV genotypes. OBJECTIVE: The clinical performance of the VERIS HCV assay for HCV RNA quantification was compared to that of the Abbott RealTime HCV assay. STUDY DESIGN: Qualitative concordance and quantitative comparison were evaluated on a first panel of 286 clinical samples containing HCV genotypes 1-6...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550707/micrornas-correlate-with-multiple-sclerosis-and-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-in-a-chinese-population
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Jianglong Chen, Jiting Zhu, Zeng Wang, Xiaoping Yao, Xuan Wu, Fang Liu, Weidong Zheng, Zhiwen Li, Aiyu Lin
BACKGROUND Recent studies identified a set of differentially expressed miRNAs in whole blood that may discriminate neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) from relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). This study invalidated 9 known miRNAs in Chinese patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS The levels of miRNAs in whole blood were assayed in healthy controls (n=20) and patients with NMOSD (n=45), RRMS (n=17) by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR), and pairwise-compared between groups...
May 27, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550688/long-noncoding-rna-crnde-prc2-participated-in-the-radiotherapy-resistance-of-human-lung-adenocarcinoma-through-targeting-p21-expression
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Ming Zhang, Change Gao, Yi Yang, Gaofeng Li, Jian Dong, Yiqin Ai, Nan Chen, Wenhui Li
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs), as new class of functional regulators involved in human tumorigenesis, have been attracting increasing attention of researchers. The lncRNA Colorectal Neoplasia Differentially Expressed (CRNDE), transcribed from chromosome 16 on the strand opposite to the adjacent IRX5 gene, were originally found to be increased in CRC and was reported abnormal expressed in many cancers. However, its potential role and molecular mechanism underlying radioresistant phenotype formation of lung adenocarcinoma (LAD) remains unclear...
May 17, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550686/microrna-186-suppresses-cell-proliferation-and-metastasis-through-targeting-sentrin-specific-protease-1-in-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Dan Jiao, Man Wu, Lei Ji, Feng Liu, Yingying Liu
Recent evidence suggests that dysregulation of microRNAs are associated with the development of multiple malignancies.miR-186 has been reported as a critical cancer regulator in several types of cancers. However, its functional significance and molecular mechanism underlying renal cell carcinoma (RCC) remains unknown. In this study, our results showed that miR-186 expression was dramatically downregulated in RCC tissues and cell lines compared to that in adjacent normal tissues and cell lines. Overexpression of miR-186 significantly inhibited cell growth, colony formation, cell invasion, caused cell cycle arrest at G0/G1 phase, and induced cell apoptosis as detected by MTT, colony formation, Transwell assay, and flow cytometry assays in RCC cells...
May 21, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550683/oncogenic-role-of-microrna-30b-5p-in-glioblastoma-through-targeting-proline-rich-transmembrane-protein-2
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Zhongjun Li, Junxiu Guo, Yujie Ma, Zhixiong Lin, Longbo Zhang
MicroRNAs (miRs) have been found to play promoting or suppressive roles in different human cancers. However, the exactregulatory mechanism of miR-30b in glioblastoma still remains unknown. Here we showed that the expression of miR-30b was significantly increased in glioblastoma tissues and cell lines. Moreover, high expression of miR-30b was significantly associated with shorter survival time of glioblastoma patients. Knockdown of miR-30b caused a significant reduction in the proliferation, migration, and invasion of U87 and A172 cells...
May 17, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550682/long-noncoding-rna-anril-promotes-cervical-cancer-development-by-acting-as-a-sponge-of-mir-186
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Jun-Jun Zhang, Dan-Dan Wang, Chen-Xiang Du, Yan Wang
Cervical cancer is a common malignancy of female reproductive system. Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) has been reported tomodulate tumor progression in multiple cancers. The lncRNA antisense non-coding RNA in the INK4 locus (ANRIL) has been testified as oncogenic molecular in series tumors, however, the function and underlying mechanism involved in cervical cancer oncogenesis is still unclear. In present study, RT-PCR showed that ANRIL expression was significantly up-regulated in cervical cancer tumors and cell lines...
May 22, 2017: Oncology Research
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