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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107748/tracing-the-sources-and-cycling-of-phosphorus-in-river-sediments-using-oxygen-isotopes-methodological-adaptations-and-first-results-from-a-case-study-in-france
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Chiara Pistocchi, Federica Tamburini, Gerard Gruau, André Ferhi, Dominique Trevisan, Jean-Marcel Dorioz
An essential aspect of eutrophication studies is to trace the ultimate origin of phosphate ions (P-PO4) associated with the solid phase of river sediments, as certain processes can make these ions available for algae. However, this is not a straightforward task because of the diversity of allochthonous and autochthonous sources that can supply P-PO4 to river sediments as well as the existence of in-stream processes that can change the speciation of these inputs and obscure the original sources. Here, we present the results of a study designed to explore the potentials, limitations and conditions for the use of the oxygen isotope composition of phosphate (δ(18)Op) extracted from river sediments for this type of tracing...
December 26, 2016: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106957/the-influence-of-habitat-heterogeneity-and-latitude-on-gamma-diversity-of-the-nearctic-simuliidae-a-ubiquitous-group-of-stream-dwelling-insects
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John W McCreadie, Rachel H Williams, Sam Stutsman, Debra S Finn, Peter H Adler
Among the most prominent, large-scale patterns of species richness are the increases in richness with decreasing latitude and with increasing habitat heterogeneity. Using the stream-dwelling larval and pupal stages of North American black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae), we address three broad questions about species richness: (i) Does a significant latitude-richness relationship exist? (ii) How does habitat heterogeneity influence gamma diversity? (iii) What is the sign (positive or negative) of the latitude-richness and the heterogeneity-richness relationships? We found no evidence that habitat heterogeneity influences gamma diversity...
January 20, 2017: Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106438/relativistic-axions-from-collapsing-bose-stars
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D G Levkov, A G Panin, I I Tkachev
The substructures of light bosonic (axionlike) dark matter may condense into compact Bose stars. We study the collapse of critical-mass stars caused by attractive self-interaction of the axionlike particles and find that these processes proceed in an unexpected universal way. First, nonlinear self-similar evolution (called "wave collapse" in condensed matter physics) forces the particles to fall into the star center. Second, interactions in the dense center create an outgoing stream of mildly relativistic particles which carries away an essential part of the star mass...
January 6, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105974/baseline-practices-for-the-application-of-genomic-data-supporting-regulatory-food-safety
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Dominic Lambert, Arthur Pightling, Emma Griffiths, Gary Van Domselaar, Peter Evans, Sharon Berthelet, Duncan Craig, P Scott Chandry, Robert Stones, Fiona Brinkman, Alexandre Angers-Loustau, Joachim Kreysa, Weida Tong, Burton Blais
The application of new data streams generated from next-generation sequencing (NGS) has been demonstrated for food microbiology, pathogen identification, and illness outbreak detection. The establishment of best practices for data integrity, reproducibility, and traceability will ensure reliable, auditable, and transparent processes underlying food microbiology risk management decisions. We outline general principles to guide the use of NGS data in support of microbiological food safety. Regulatory authorities across intra- and international jurisdictions can leverage this effort to promote the reliability, consistency, and transparency of processes used in the derivation of genomic information for regulatory food safety purposes, and to facilitate interactions and the transfer of information in the interest of public health...
January 19, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105750/development-of-a-peer-review-framework-for-cancer-multi-disciplinary-meetings
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Claire E Johnson, Neli Slavova-Azmanova, Christobel Saunders
BACKGROUND: There is no mechanism in place for monitoring or quality improvement of cancer multidisciplinary meetings (MDMs) in Australia. OBJECTIVE: To develop a peer review process for quality improvement of MDMs. METHODS: This project involved three phases: 1) development of a draft peer review framework, supporting documents and peer review process; 2) consultation with key stakeholders; 3) refinement of the framework, documents and processes following a pilot study with three MDMs...
January 20, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105701/climate-change-and-alpine-stream-biology-progress-challenges-and-opportunities-for-the-future
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Scott Hotaling, Debra S Finn, J Joseph Giersch, David W Weisrock, Dean Jacobsen
In alpine regions worldwide, climate change is dramatically altering ecosystems and affecting biodiversity in many ways. For streams, receding alpine glaciers and snowfields, paired with altered precipitation regimes, are driving shifts in hydrology, species distributions, basal resources, and threatening the very existence of some habitats and biota. Alpine streams harbour substantial species and genetic diversity due to significant habitat insularity and environmental heterogeneity. Climate change is expected to affect alpine stream biodiversity across many levels of biological resolution from micro- to macroscopic organisms and genes to communities...
January 20, 2017: Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105521/effects-of-competition-on-fitness-related-traits
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A D Smith, A L S Houde, B Neff, P R Peres-Neto
: While interspecific competition is prevalent in natural systems, we do not yet understand how it can influence an individual's phenotype within its lifetime and how this might affect performance. Morphology and swimming performance are two important fitness-related traits in fishes. Both traits are essential in acquiring and defending resources as well as avoiding predation. Here, we examined if interspecific competition could induce changes in morphology and affect the swimming performance of two strains of juvenile Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)...
January 19, 2017: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104549/mechanisms-of-silver_nanoparticles-induced-hypopigmentation-in-embryonic-zebrafish
#8
Lian Xu, Qin-Han Xu, Xin-Ying Zhou, Li-Yan Yin, Peng-Peng Guan, Ting Zhang, Jing-Xia Liu
Silver_nanoparticles (AgNPs) have been reported to inhibit specification of erythroid cells and to induce spinal cord deformities and cardiac arrhythmia in vertebrates, but have not been implicated in development of neural crest (NC) and pigment cells in an in vivo model yet. In current study, down-regulated expressions of NC genes pax7 and foxd3, melanophore genes mitfa and dct, and xanthophore gene gch2 in AgNPs-exposed embryos were revealed by microarray, qRT-PCR and whole-mount in situ hybridization (WISH)...
January 12, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104513/a-multi-center-study-of-bacterial-blood-stream-infections-in-pediatric-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-recipients-the-role-of-acute-gastrointestinal-graft-versus-host-disease
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Prakash Satwani, Jason L Freedman, Sonali Chaudhury, Zhezhen Jin, Anya Levinson, Marc D Foca, Jennifer Krajewski, Indira Sahdev, Mala Kiran Talekar, Aliza Gardenswartz, Justin Silverman, Meghan Hayes, Christopher C Dvorak
Blood stream infections (BSI) caused by enteric organisms are associated with a particularly high mortality rate in allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (AlloHCT) recipients. We conducted a retrospective multicenter study aiming to analyze the risk factors associated with antibiotic resistance and impact of BSI on transplant related mortality (TRM) in children following alloHCT. During the study period from 2004 to 2014, 395 children (mean age 9.4 years) with at least one BSI were included. The incidences of resistant gram-negative rods (GNR) were 20...
January 16, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104298/kr%C3%A3-pple-like-factor-10-regulates-radio-sensitivity-of-pancreatic-cancer-via-uv-radiation-resistance-associated-gene
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Vincent Hung-Shu Chang, Yi-Chih Tsai, Ya-Li Tsai, Shu-Ling Peng, Su-Liang Chen, Tsung Ming Chang, Winston Chun-Yuan Yu, Hui-Ju Ch'ang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Krüpple-like factor 10 (Klf10), an early response gene of TGFβ, was reported to be a prognostic biomarker for pancreatic cancer survival. The role of Klf10 in predicting tumor response to cancer treatment is unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Genetically manipulated MiaPaCa and Panc-1 cells were established to evaluate clonogenic survival, autophagy, apoptosis and DNA repair after radiation. The interaction between Klf10 and UV radiation resistance-associated gene (UVRAG) was demonstrated by ChiP-PCR and luciferase reporter assay...
January 16, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104121/liver-failure-from-ultra-short-bowel-syndrome-on-the-intestinal-transplant-waiting-list-a-retrospective-study
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Y Noguchi, T Ueno, R Matsuura, T Kodama, K Deguchi, S Umeda, T Yamamichi, K Nakahata, M Zenitani, Y Takama, H Yamanaka, Y Tazuke, H Okuyama
BACKGROUND: Patients with intestinal failure (IF) are candidates for intestinal transplantation (ITx). In Japan, these patients have few opportunities to undergo cadaveric ITx because of low rates of organ donation. The donor criteria and recipient priority for ITx are still unknown. We reviewed our cases of IF to investigate which patients should be prioritized for ITx. METHODS: Patients with IF who were registered as candidates for cadaveric ITx between January 2010 and November 2015 in our institute were included in this retrospective study...
January 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103658/-etoposide-and-carboplatin-effective-for-treatment-of-small-cell-carcinoma-of-prostate-a-report-of-two-cases
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Satoru Yumiba, Toshihisa Asakura, Takayuki Okada, Mototaka Satoh, Mikio Nin, Masao Tsujihata
Case 1 : A 76-year-old man consulted a physician because of pollakisuria, decline of urinary stream. A high level of serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) was detected and he came to our hospital. He was diagnosed to have prostate cancer, cT3aN0M1b, and was treated with combined androgen blockage (CAB). Two years and nine months later, postrenal failure appeared and serum level of neuron-specific enolase (NSE) was 162 ng/ml. We performed re-biopsy of prostate, and pathological examination indicated small cell carcinoma of the prostate...
December 2016: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103201/different-effects-of-anti-tnf-alpha-biologic-drugs-on-the-small-bowel-macroscopic-inflammation-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis
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A Chitul, A M Voiosu, Mădălina Marinescu, Simona Caraiola, Adriana Nicolau, Georgeta Camelia Badea, Magda Ileana Pârvu, R A Ionescu, B R Mateescu, M R Voiosu, C R Băicuș, M Rimbaș
: Background&Aims: Considering the ability of anti-TNF alpha drugs to lower the burden intestinal inflammation in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and the similarity between IBD and ankylosing spondylitis (AS) regarding inflammatory intestinal involvement, we aimed to investigate the impact of anti-TNF alpha biologic therapy on subclinical intestinal inflammation in AS patients. METHODS: Between January 2008 and December 2013, 38 AS patients and 23 controls were enrolled in the study and investigated with small bowel videocapsule endoscopy examination and ileocolonoscopy...
January 18, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103186/what-the-success-of-brain-imaging-implies-about-the-neural-code
#14
Olivia Guest, Bradley C Love
The success of fMRI places constraints on the nature of the neural code. The fact that researchers can infer similarities between neural representations, despite fMRI's limitations, implies that certain neural coding schemes are more likely than others. For fMRI to succeed given its low temporal and spatial resolution, the neural code must be smooth at the voxel and functional level such that similar stimuli engender similar internal representations. Through proof and simulation, we determine which coding schemes are plausible given both fMRI's successes and its limitations in measuring neural activity...
January 19, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103132/functional-gains-in-energy-and-cell-metabolism-after-tspo-gene-insertion
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Guo-Jun Liu, Ryan J Middleton, Winnie Wai-Ying Kam, David Y Chin, Claire R Hatty, Ronald H Y Chan, Richard B Banati
Recent loss-of-function studies in tissue-specific as well as global Tspo (Translocator Protein 18 kDa) knockout mice have not confirmed its long assumed indispensability for the translocation of cholesterol across the mitochondrial inter-membrane space, a rate-limiting step in steroid biosynthesis. Instead, recent studies in global Tspo knockout mice indicate that TSPO may play a more fundamental role in cellular bioenergetics, which may include the indirect down-stream regulation of transport or metabolic functions...
January 19, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102342/neural-activity-in-the-dorsal-medial-superior-temporal-area-of-monkeys-represents-retinal-error-during-adaptive-motor-learning
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Aya Takemura, Tomoyo Ofuji, Kenichiro Miura, Kenji Kawano
To adapt to variable environments, humans regulate their behavior by modulating gains in sensory-to-motor processing. In this study, we measured a simple eye movement, the ocular following response (OFR), in monkeys to study the neuronal basis of adaptive motor learning in the visuomotor processing stream. The medial superior temporal (MST) area of the cerebral cortex is a critical site for contextual gain modulation of the OFR. However, the role of MST neurons in adaptive gain modulation of the OFR remains unknown...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102300/neural-correlates-of-speech-segregation-based-on-formant-frequencies-of-adjacent-vowels
#17
Claude Alain, Jessica S Arsenault, Linda Garami, Gavin M Bidelman, Joel S Snyder
The neural substrates by which speech sounds are perceptually segregated into distinct streams are poorly understood. Here, we recorded high-density scalp event-related potentials (ERPs) while participants were presented with a cyclic pattern of three vowel sounds (/ee/-/ae/-/ee/). Each trial consisted of an adaptation sequence, which could have either a small, intermediate, or large difference in first formant (Δf1) as well as a test sequence, in which Δf1 was always intermediate. For the adaptation sequence, participants tended to hear two streams ("streaming") when Δf1 was intermediate or large compared to when it was small...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101815/developing-a-crowdsourcing-approach-and-tool-for-pharmacovigilance-education-material-delivery
#18
Andrew Bate, Jürgen Beckmann, Alexander Dodoo, Linda Härmark, Kenneth Hartigan-Go, Anna Hegerius, Marie Lindquist, Eugène van Puijenbroek, Marco Tuccori, Ulrich Hagemann
The number of pharmacovigilance professionals worldwide is increasing with a high staff turnover. There is a constant stream of new colleagues with an interest or need to learn about the discipline. Consequently, there is an increasing need for training in pharmacovigilance. An important step towards this has been made through developing and publishing the World Health Organization (WHO)-International Society of Pharmacovigilance (ISoP) Pharmacovigilance Curriculum. Using the Pharmacovigilance Curriculum effectively, it should be supplemented by providing comprehensive training material from various sources, and making the Pharmacovigilance Curriculum attractive and a high-utility product...
January 18, 2017: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101588/factors-controlling-sediment-load-in-the-central-anatolia-region-of-turkey-ankara-river-basin
#19
Umit Duru, Ellen Wohl, Mehdi Ahmadi
Better understanding of the factors controlling sediment load at a catchment scale can facilitate estimation of soil erosion and sediment transport rates. The research summarized here enhances understanding of correlations between potential control variables on suspended sediment loads. The Soil and Water Assessment Tool was used to simulate flow and sediment at the Ankara River basin. Multivariable regression analysis and principal component analysis were then performed between sediment load and controlling variables...
January 18, 2017: Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100880/significant-association-of-serum-adiponectin-and-creatine-kinase-mb-levels-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#20
Tomoaki Natsukawa, Norikazu Maeda, Shiro Fukuda, Masaya Yamaoka, Yuya Fujishima, Hirofumi Nagao, Fumi Sato, Hitoshi Nishizawa, Hirotaka Sawano, Yasuyuki Hayashi, Tohru Funahashi, Tatsuro Kai, Iichiro Shimomura
AIMS: Adiponectin, an adipocyte-specific secretory protein, abundantly exists in the blood stream while its concentration paradoxically decreases in obesity. Hypoadiponectinemia is one of risks of cardiovascular diseases. However, impact of serum adiponectin concentration on acute ischemic myocardial damages has not been fully clarified. The present study investigated the association of serum adiponectin and creatine kinase (CK)-MB levels in subjects with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
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