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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435812/scientometrics-on-public-health-research-in-iran-increase-of-area-studies-despite-embargoes-a-review-article
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REVIEW
Brice Poreau
BACKGROUND: Due to embargoes and sanctions from 1979 until 2015, impact on scientific research in Iran may be critical. Public health is the main example of this burning point. In this paper, the aim was to map the scientific research in public health in Iran until 2014 with area studies as well as networks of countries involved. METHODS: We used bibliographic analyses using VOS viewer software for network analysis during the period 1975-2014. Two databases were used: Web of Science and PubMed...
March 2017: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433108/genetic-and-environmental-modifiers-of-wilson-disease
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Valentina Medici, Karl-Heinz Weiss
Wilson disease (WD) is characterized by remarkable variety in its phenotypic presentation. Patients with WD can present with hepatic, neurologic, and psychiatric symptoms combined in different and unpredictable ways. Importantly, no convincing phenotype-genotype correlation has ever been identified, opening the possibility that other genes, aside from ATPase copper-transporting beta (ATP7B), are involved in the pathogenesis of this condition. In addition, modifier genes, or genes that can affect the expression of other genes, may be involved...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432620/cultivating-hope-for-a-better-future-research-contributions-from-young-scholars-in-earth-and-environmental-sciences
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EDITORIAL
Peiyue Li, Ken W F Howard, Matthew Currell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 21, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430419/prediction-of-hydrolysis-products-of-organic-chemicals-under-environmental-ph-conditions
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Caroline Tebes-Stevens, Jay M Patel, W Jack Jones, Eric J Weber
Cheminformatics-based software tools can predict the molecular structure of transformation products using a library of transformation reaction schemes. This paper presents the development of such a library for abiotic hydrolysis of organic chemicals under environmentally relevant conditions. The hydrolysis reaction schemes in the library encode the process science gathered from peer-reviewed literature and regulatory reports. Each scheme has been ranked on a scale of one to six based on the median half-life in a data set compiled from literature-reported hydrolysis rates...
April 21, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427537/metabolomics-nutrition-and-potential-biomarkers-of-food-quality-intake-and-health-status
#5
Jean-Louis Sébédio
Diet, dietary patterns, and other environmental factors such as exposure to toxins are playing an important role in the prevention/development of many diseases, like obesity, type 2 diabetes, and consequently on the health status of individuals. A major challenge nowadays is to identify novel biomarkers to detect as early as possible metabolic dysfunction and to predict evolution of health status in order to refine nutritional advices to specific population groups. Omics technologies such as genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics coupled with statistical and bioinformatics tools have already shown great potential in this research field even if so far only few biomarkers have been validated...
2017: Advances in Food and Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423049/inmap-a-model-for-air-pollution-interventions
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Christopher W Tessum, Jason D Hill, Julian D Marshall
Mechanistic air pollution modeling is essential in air quality management, yet the extensive expertise and computational resources required to run most models prevent their use in many situations where their results would be useful. Here, we present InMAP (Intervention Model for Air Pollution), which offers an alternative to comprehensive air quality models for estimating the air pollution health impacts of emission reductions and other potential interventions. InMAP estimates annual-average changes in primary and secondary fine particle (PM2...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421292/phylogenetic-insight-into-zika-and-emerging-viruses-for-a-perspective-on-potential-hosts
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Diana S Weber, Karen A Alroy, Samuel M Scheiner
Global viral diversity is substantial, but viruses that contribute little to the public health burden or to agricultural damage receive minimal attention until a seemingly unimportant virus becomes a threat. The Zika virus (ZIKV) illustrated this, as there was limited information and awareness of the virus when it was identified as a public health emergency in February 2016. Predicting which virus may pose a future threat is difficult. This is in part because significant knowledge gaps in the basic biology and ecology of an emerging virus can impede policy development, delay decision making, and hinder public health action...
April 18, 2017: EcoHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420222/how-sensors-might-help-define-the-external-exposome
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REVIEW
Miranda Loh, Dimosthenis Sarigiannis, Alberto Gotti, Spyros Karakitsios, Anjoeka Pronk, Eelco Kuijpers, Isabella Annesi-Maesano, Nour Baiz, Joana Madureira, Eduardo Oliveira Fernandes, Michael Jerrett, John W Cherrie
The advent of the exposome concept, the advancement of mobile technology, sensors, and the "internet of things" bring exciting opportunities to exposure science. Smartphone apps, wireless devices, the downsizing of monitoring technologies, along with lower costs for such equipment makes it possible for various aspects of exposure to be measured more easily and frequently. We discuss possibilities and lay out several criteria for using smart technologies for external exposome studies. Smart technologies are evolving quickly, and while they provide great promise for advancing exposure science, many are still in developmental stages and their use in epidemiology and risk studies must be carefully considered...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419934/genome-research-elucidating-environmental-adaptation-dark-fly-project-as-a-case-study
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REVIEW
Naoyuki Fuse
Organisms have the capacity to adapt to diverse environments, and environmental adaptation is a substantial driving force of evolution. Recent progress of genome science has addressed the genetic mechanisms underlying environmental adaptation. Whole genome sequencing has identified adaptive genes selected under particular environments. Genome editing technology enables us to directly test the role(s) of a gene in environmental adaptation. Genome science has also shed light on a unique organism, Dark-fly, which has been reared long-term in the dark...
April 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Genetics & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419923/development-and-applications-of-two-colorimetric-and-fluorescent-indicators-for-hg-2-detection
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Ying Long, Mei-Pan Yang, Bing-Qin Yang
Two rhodamine-active probes RBAI (Rhodamine B-di-Aminobenzene-phenyl Isothiocyanate) and RGAI (Rhodamine 6G-di-Aminobenzene-phenyl Isothiocyanate) were designed, synthesized and characterized. The probes were developed as fluorescent and colorimetric chemodosimeters in ethanol-water solution with a broad pH span (5-10) and high selectivity toward Hg(2+) but no significant response toward other common competitive cations. The Hg(2+)-promoted ring opening of spirolactam of the rhodamine moiety induced cyclic guanylation of the thiourea moiety, which resulted in the dual chromo- and fluorogenic observation (off-on)...
April 9, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418239/oxygen-vacancy-associated-surface-fenton-chemistry-surface-structure-dependent-hydroxyl-radicals-generation-and-substrate-dependent-reactivity
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Hao Li, Jian Shang, Zhiping Yang, Wenjuan Shen, Zhihui Ai, Lizhi Zhang
Understanding the chemistry of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) decomposition and hydroxyl radicals (•OH) transformation on the surface molecular level is a great challenge for the application of heterogeneous Fenton system in the fields of chemistry, environmental and life science. We report in this study a conceptual oxygen vacancy associated surface Fenton system without any metal ions leaching, exhibiting unprecedented surface chemistry based on the oxygen vacancy of electron-donor nature for heterolytic H2O2 dissociation...
April 18, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417180/multiplexed-assay-for-protein-quantitation-in-the-invertebrate-gammarus-fossarum-by-liquid-chromatography-coupled-to-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Aurore Charnot, Duarte Gouveia, Jean Armengaud, Christine Almunia, Arnaud Chaumot, Jérôme Lemoine, Olivier Geffard, Arnaud Salvador
A highly multiplexed liquid chromatography mass spectrometry-selected reaction monitoring (SRM)-based assay for determination of 40 potential protein biomarkers from Gammarus fossarum, an ecotoxicological relevant species, was described. The assay relies on 71 stable isotope-labeled reported peptide standards for the quantitation of proteins of interest in relation to essential physiological functions such as reproductive cycle, defense mechanism, and enzymes involved in homeostasis process and in energy. A direct linear relationship between the spiked peptide concentration and the area under the peak was clearly demonstrated in biological extracts...
April 17, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415965/the-pregnancy-environment-and-lifestyle-study-petals-a-population-based-longitudinal-multi-racial-birth-cohort
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Yeyi Zhu, Monique M Hedderson, Juanran Feng, Ashley A Mevi, Assiamira Ferrara
BACKGROUND: Increasing recognition has been received regarding the proven and suggested links between multi-level environmental exposures on a broad scale (e.g., chemical, clinical, behavioral, physical and social) and health deficits originated from the critical window of development. However, such prospective human data are limited. In 2016, the National Institutes of Health funded 35 centers comprising 84 extant cohorts for the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) pediatric cohorts program...
April 17, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412903/phage-life-cycles-behind-bacterial-biodiversity
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Tomasz Olszak, Agnieszka Latka, Bartosz Roszniowski, Miguel Angel Valvano, Zuzanna Drulis-Kawa
Bacteriophages (phages or bacterial viruses) are the most abundant biological entities in our planet; their influence reaches far beyond the microorganisms they parasitize. Phages are present in every environment and shape up every bacterial population in both active and passive ways. They participate in the circulation of organic matter and drive the evolution of microorganisms by horizontal gene transfer at unprecedented scales. The mass flow of genetic information in the microbial world influences the biosphere and poses challenges for science and medicine...
April 13, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412621/xanthium-strumarium-l-seed-hull-as-a-zero-cost-alternative-for-rhodamine-b-dye-removal
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Shraddha Khamparia, Dipika Kaur Jaspal
Treatment of polluted water has been considered as one of the most important aspects in environmental sciences. Present study explores the decolorization potential of a low cost natural adsorbent Xanthium strumarium L. seed hull for the adsorption of a toxic xanthene dye, Rhodamine B (RHB). The characterization of the adsorbent revealed the presence of high amount of carbon, when exposed to Electron Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS). Further appreciable decolorization took place which was confirmed by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) analysis noticing shift in peaks...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412570/ecology-science-or-philately-an-interdisciplinary-analysis-of-sustainability-by-exploring-if-it-is-possible-to-get-more-and-more-information-by-reducing-collateral-environmental-damages
#16
Ricardo A Rodríguez, Rodrigo Riera, Juan D Delgado
We herein explore the connections between the current condition of ecology concerning to sustainable development and the statement of Rutherford regarding the importance of physics to understand sustainability and biological conservation. The recent emergence of organic biophysics of ecosystems (OBEC) may constitute a feasible alternative to fill the gap between conventional ecological thinking and physics, especially thermodynamics. However, our comprehension of sustainability and biological conservation is influenced by the interactions between information and entropy, because we tend to exclude parts of the biosphere as well as their relationships among them...
April 13, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410516/environmental-knowledge-and-attitudes-and-behaviours-towards-energy-consumption
#17
Arminda Paço, Tânia Lavrador
Numerous investigations have arisen in order to study and characterise environmentally friendly consumer profiles, with some authors applying the relationship between knowledge, attitudes and behaviour to this end. The present research approach, based upon the Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA), seeks to verify the existence of relationships between knowledge and attitudes and between knowledge and environmental behaviour. In this instance, data collection involved a questionnaire aimed at assessing the overall environmental knowledge of respondents as well as their attitudes and behaviours regarding energy issues (savings, consumption, interest, use)...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406202/finding-pathways-to-national-scale-land-sector-sustainability
#18
Lei Gao, Brett A Bryan
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets under Agenda 2030 of the United Nations map a coherent global sustainability ambition at a level of detail general enough to garner consensus amongst nations. However, achieving the global agenda will depend heavily on successful national-scale implementation, which requires the development of effective science-driven targets tailored to specific national contexts and supported by strong national governance. Here we assess the feasibility of achieving multiple SDG targets at the national scale for the Australian land-sector...
April 12, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402209/culturomics-a-new-kid-on-the-block-of-omics-to-enable-personalized-medicine
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Manousos E Kambouris, Cristiana Pavlidis, Efthymios Skoufas, Michael Arabatzis, Maria Kantzanou, Aristea Velegraki, George P Patrinos
This innovation analysis highlights the underestimated and versatile potential of the new field of culturomics and examines its relation to other OMICS system sciences such as infectiomics, metabolomics, phenomics, and pharmacomicrobiomics. The advent of molecular biology, followed by the emergence of various disciplines of the genomics, and most importantly metagenomics, brought about the sharp decline of conventional microbiology methods. Emergence of culturomics has a natural synergy with therapeutic and clinical genomic approaches so as to realize personalized medicine...
April 12, 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401896/lead-exposure-ige-and-the-risk-of-asthma-in-children
#20
I-Jen Wang, Wilfried J J Karmaus, Chen-Chang Yang
Lead (Pb) has adverse effects on our nervous system and renal systems. Young children are more vulnerable to Pb exposure. However, the role of low-level Pb exposure in the immune system and allergic diseases in children is not well established. The aims of this study are to investigate the associations between Pb exposure and allergic diseases; between Pb and immunoglobulin E (IgE) as an intervening variable; and gender-based differences. We used multistage stratified random sampling to recruit kindergarten children nationwide in Taiwan...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology
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