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TiO2 For Environmental Photocatalytic
Applications: A Review
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry ResearchDOI: 10.1021/ie303468t
Source: Industrial and Engineering Chemical Research - February 26, 2013 Category: Chemistry Authors: Rimeh Daghrir, Patrick Drogui and Didier Robert Source Type: research
Effective Alleviation of Aluminum Phytotoxicity by
Environmental Science & TechnologyDOI: 10.1021/es3047872
Source: Environmental Science and Technology - February 26, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Linbo Qian, Baoliang Chen and Dingfei Hu Source Type: research
Dietary Bioavailability of Cu Adsorbed to Colloidal
Hydrous Ferric Oxide
Environmental Science & TechnologyDOI: 10.1021/es3044856
Source: Environmental Science and Technology - February 26, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel J. Cain, Marie-Noële Croteau and Christopher C. Fuller Source Type: research
Potencies of Red Seabream AHR1- and AHR2-Mediated
Transactivation by Dioxins: Implication of Both AHRs in Dioxin Toxicity
Environmental Science & TechnologyDOI: 10.1021/es304423w
Source: Environmental Science and Technology - February 26, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Su-Min Bak, Midori Iida, Masashi Hirano, Hisato Iwata and Eun-Young Kim Source Type: research
The adoptive transfer of cultured T cells for patients with metastatic melanoma
Abstract: T cells have been shown to be capable of rejecting a patient's tumor. Weak responses to current vaccines and the toxicity of exogenously administered cytokines limit the intensity of the T-cell response that can be actively generated in vivo. Adoptive T-cell transfer enhances an intrinsically weak immune response to cancer by activating and expanding tumor reactive T cells in vitro and manipulating the environment of the host at the time of transfer. One can frequently find tumor-reactive T cells in metastatic lesions in patients with melanoma, and expand them in vitro for readministration. When successful, this ...
Source: Clinics in Dermatology - February 26, 2013 Category: Dermatology Authors: James C. Yang Source Type: research
Western Europe to See Warmer than Average Spring
LONDON (Reuters) - Most of Europe will see a warmer than normal spring after a winter blasted by cold shots and storms, Weather Services International (WSI) said on Tuesday.U.S. [More]
Source: Scientific American - Official RSS Feed - February 26, 2013 Category: Science Tags: Energy & Sustainability,Society Policy,Climate,Environment,Everyday Science Source Type: research
Cold stress induces lower urinary tract symptoms
Abstract Cold stress as a result of whole‐body cooling at low environmental temperatures exacerbates lower urinary tract symptoms, such as urinary urgency, nocturia and residual urine. We established a model system using healthy conscious rats to explore the mechanisms of cold stress‐induced detrusor overactivity. In this review, we summarize the basic findings shown by this model. Rats that were quickly transferred from room temperature (27 ± 2°C) to low temperature (4 ± 2°C) showed detrusor overactivity including increased basal pressure and decreased voiding interval, micturition volume, and bladder capa...
Source: International Journal of Urology - February 26, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tetsuya Imamura, Osamu Ishizuka, Osamu Nishizawa Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
Assessment and management of alcohol‐related admissions to UK intensive care units
ConclusionThere appears to be a diverse approach to the assessment and management of alcohol‐related admissions in UK ICUs. Further research is required in this area to identify the most effective way to assess and manage alcohol‐related admissions within intensive care. Relevance to clinical practiceUnder recognition and poor assessment of alcohol use can have major implications for critically ill patients.
Source: Nursing in Critical Care - February 26, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Joanne McPeake, Meghan Bateson, Anna O'Neill, John Kinsella Tags: Evaluation Source Type: research
Viral infection transiently reverses activation receptor-mediated NK cell hyporesponsiveness in an MHC class I-independent mechanism.
In this study, we demonstrated that viral infection transiently reverses activation receptor-mediated NK cell hyporesponsiveness in an MHC-I independent mechanism. Furthermore, Ly49H(+) NK cells in an MHC I-deficient environment remained hyporesponsive in the context of m157 expression, even when mature wildtype (WT) splenocytes were transferred into m157-Tg mice in an MHC I-deficient environment. However, the administration of cytokines TNF-α, IL-12 and IFN-β resulted in a partial recovery from activation receptor induced hyporesponsiveness. Thus, the release of the aforementioned cytokines during MCMV infection and not...
Source: European Journal of Immunology - February 26, 2013 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Mazumdar B, Bolanos FD, Tripathy SK Tags: Eur J Immunol Source Type: research
Regional differences in prostaglandin E2 metabolism in human colorectal cancer liver metastases
Conclusions: There is significant intra-tumoral heterogeneity in PGE2 content, 15-PGDH activity and NAD+ availability in human CRCLM. Tumour micro-environment (including hypoxia)-driven differences in PGE2 metabolism should be targeted for novel treatment of advanced CRC.
Source: BMC Cancer - February 26, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Alastair YoungClaire ChalmersGillian HawcroftSarah PerryDarren TreanorGiles ToogoodPamela JonesMark Hull Source Type: research
New Insight into the Structure, Development, Functions and Popular Disorders of Bursa Fabricii
Summary Humoral immune responses in birds, contrary to mammals, depend on the normal functioning of bursa Fabricii. Recent studies have delivered new information about the structure, development and origin of cells that compose the bursa environment. Several viral infections affect bursa, causing lymphocyte depletion or excessive proliferation. This review summarizes data on the development and histology of healthy bursa and introduces some common disorders that affect this organ.
Source: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia: Journal of Veterinary Medicine Series C - February 26, 2013 Category: Veterinary Research Authors: J. P. Madej, K. Chrząstek, T. Piasecki, A. Wieliczko Tags: Review Source Type: research
Grape RNA-Seq analysis pipeline environment
Motivation: The avalanche of data arriving since the development of NGS technologies have prompted the need for developing fast, accurate and easily automated bioinformatic tools capable of dealing with massive datasets. Among the most productive applications of NGS technologies is the sequencing of cellular RNA, known as RNA-Seq. Although RNA-Seq provides similar or superior dynamic range than microarrays at similar or lower cost, the lack of standard and user-friendly pipelines is a bottleneck preventing RNA-Seq from becoming the standard for transcriptome analysis. Results: In this work we present a pipeline for process...
Source: Bioinformatics - February 26, 2013 Category: Bioinformatics Authors: Knowles, D. G., Roder, M., Merkel, A., Guigo, R. Tags: GENE EXPRESSION Source Type: research
Sparsely correlated hidden Markov models with application to genome-wide location studies
We present sparsely correlated hidden Markov models (scHMM), a novel method for performing simultaneous hidden Markov model (HMM) inference for multiple genomic datasets. In scHMM, a single HMM is assumed for each series, but the transition probability in each series depends on not only its own hidden states but also the hidden states of other related series. For each series, scHMM uses penalized regression to select a subset of the other data series and estimate their effects on the odds of each transition in the given series. Following this, hidden states are inferred using a standard forward–backward algorithm, wi...
Source: Bioinformatics - February 26, 2013 Category: Bioinformatics Authors: Choi, H., Fermin, D., Nesvizhskii, A. I., Ghosh, D., Qin, Z. S. Tags: GENOME ANALYSIS Source Type: research
The role of interactions between bacterial chaperone, aspartate aminotransferase, and viral protein during virus infection in high temperature environment: the interactions between bacterium and virus proteins
Conclusions: As reported, the VP371 is a capsid protein of GVE2 and the host AST is essential for the GVE2 infection. Therefore, our study revealed that the phage could use the anti-stress system of its host to protect the virus reproduction in a high-temperature environment for the first time.
Source: BMC Microbiology - Latest articles - February 26, 2013 Category: Microbiology Authors: Yanjiang ChenDahai WeiYiqian WangXiaobo Zhang Source Type: research
Detection limits of Legionella pneumophila in environmental samples after co-culture with Acanthamoeba polyphaga
Conclusions: Co-culture with amoebae is a useful, sensitive and reliable technique to enrich L. pneumophila in environmental samples that contain only low amounts of bacterial cells.
Source: BMC Microbiology - Latest articles - February 26, 2013 Category: Microbiology Authors: Lisa ConzaSimona CasatiValeria Gaia Source Type: research
A new approach to studying ion uptake by actinomycetes
A streptomycete that had the ability to avidly sequester iron via siderophores was previously isolated from environmental soil samples. The chelating agent expressed by this organism is confirmed by HPLC as desferrioxamine E. Although the traditional chromo azuerol sulphate (CAS) assay for detection of siderophores is based upon the chelation of iron we were interested to examine the relationship of these iron‐capturing molecules with other ions. Consequently, a new approach was employed that enabled the assessment of the affinity of the siderophore moieties for other ions by adapting the CAS assay. The present study rev...
Source: Journal of Basic Microbiology - February 26, 2013 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ismini Nakouti, Glyn Hobbs Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
Malaria parasites tolerate a broad range of ionic environments and do not require host cation remodelling
We examined these assumptions and the parasite's ionic requirements by establishing continuous culture in novel sucrose‐based media. With sucrose as the primary osmoticant and K+ and Cl− as the main extracellular ions, we obtained parasite growth and propagation at rates indistinguishable from those in physiological media. These conditions abolish long‐known increases in intracellular Na+ via parasite‐induced channels, excluding a requirement for erythrocyte cation remodelling. We also dissected Na+, K+ and Cl− requirements and found that unexpectedly low concentrations of each ion meet the parasite's demands. Su...
Source: Molecular Microbiology - February 26, 2013 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ajay D. Pillai, Rachel Addo, Paresh Sharma, Wang Nguitragool, Prakash Srinivasan, Sanjay A. Desai Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
The quantitative proteomic response of Synechocystis sp. PCC6803 to phosphate acclimation
Conclusions: This acclimation response bears strong similarity to the previously reported response to nitrogen deprivation within Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. However, it also demonstrates some characteristics of desiccation stress, such as the regulation of fatty acids and increased abundance of rehydrin in the 3% Pi culture.
Source: Saline Systems - February 26, 2013 Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Matthew FuszardSaw OwChee GanJosseilin NoirelNigel TernanGeoff McMullanCatherine BiggsKenneth ReardonPhillip Wright Source Type: research
The fate is not always written in the genes: Epigenomics in epidemiologic studies
Cost‐effective, high‐throughput epigenomic technologies have begun to emerge, rapidly replacing the candidate gene approach to molecular epidemiology and offering a comprehensive strategy for the study of epigenetics in human subjects. Epigenome‐wide association studies (EWAS) provide new opportunities for advancing our understanding of epigenetic changes associated with complex disease states. However, such analyses are complicated by the dynamic nature of DNA methylation. In contrast to genomic studies, where genotype is essentially constant across somatic cells, EWAS present a new set of challenges, largely due to...
Source: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis - February 26, 2013 Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Scott M. Langevin, Karl T. Kelsey Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
Mercury biomarkers and DNA methylation among Michigan Dental Professionals
Modification of the epigenome may be a mechanism underlying toxicity and disease following chemical exposure. Animal and human data suggest that mercury (Hg) impacts DNA methylation. We hypothesize that methylmercury and inorganic Hg exposures from fish consumption and dental amalgams, respectively, may be associated with altered DNA methylation at global repetitive elements (long interspersed elements, LINE‐1) and candidate genes related to epigenetic processes (DNMT1) and protection against Hg toxicity (SEPW1, SEPP1). Dental professionals were recruited at Michigan Dental Association (MDA) meetings in 2009 and 2010. Su...
Source: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis - February 26, 2013 Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Jaclyn M. Goodrich, Niladri Basu, Alfred Franzblau, Dana C. Dolinoy Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
Building on the past, shaping the future: The environmental mutagenesis and genomics society
In late 2012, the members of the Environmental Mutagen Society voted to change its name to the Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society. Here, we describe the thought process that led to adoption of the new name, which both respects the rich history of a Society founded in 1969 and reflects the many advances in our understanding of the nature and breadth of gene‐environment interactions during the intervening 43 years. Environ. Mol. Mutagen., 2013. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Source: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis - February 26, 2013 Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Thomas E. Wilson, David M. DeMarini, Stephen D. Dertinger, Bevin P. Engelward, Philip C. Hanawalt, James T. MacGregor, Stephanie L. Smith‐Roe, Kristine L. Witt, Carole L. Yauk, Mats Ljungman, Jeffrey L. Schwartz, Catherine B. Klein Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
Terrestrial gastropods (Helix spp) as sentinels of primary DNA damage for biomonitoring purposes: A validation study
We validated the alkaline comet assay in two species of land snail (Helix aspersa and Helix vermiculata) to test their suitability as sentinels for primary DNA damage in polluted environments. The study was conducted under the framework of a biomonitoring program for a power station in Central Italy that had recently been converted from oil to coal‐fired plant. After optimizing test conditions, the comet assay was used to measure the % Tail DNA induced by in vitro exposure of hemocytes to different concentrations of a reactive oxygen species (H2O2). The treatment induced significant increases in this parameter with a con...
Source: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis - February 26, 2013 Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Dario Angeletti, Claudia Sebbio, Claudio Carere, Roberta Cimmaruta, Giuseppe Nascetti, Gaetano Pepe, Pasquale Mosesso Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
Mechanistic Insights Revealed by the Crystal Structure of a Histidine Kinase with Signal Transducer and Sensor Domains
by Chen Wang, Jiayan Sang, Jiawei Wang, Mingyan Su, Jennifer S. Downey, Qinggan Wu, Shida Wang, Yongfei Cai, Xiaozheng Xu, Jun Wu, Dilani B. Senadheera, Dennis G. Cvitkovitch, Lin Chen, Steven D. Goodman, Aidong Han Two-component systems (TCSs) are important for the adaptation and survival of bacteria and fungi under stress conditions. A TCS is often composed of a membrane-bound sensor histidine kinase (SK) and a response regulator (RR), which are relayed through sequential phosphorylation steps. However, the mechanism for how an SK is switched on in response to environmental stimuli remains obscure. Here, we report t...
Source: PLoS Biology: Archived Table of Contents - February 26, 2013 Category: Biology Authors: Chen Wang et al. Source Type: research
Hitchhiking to Speciation
by Daven C. Presgraves The modern evolutionary synthesis codified the idea that species exist as distinct entities because intrinsic reproductive barriers prevent them from merging together. Understanding the origin of species therefore requires understanding the evolution and genetics of reproductive barriers between species. In most cases, speciation is an accident that happens as different populations adapt to different environments and, incidentally, come to differ in ways that render them reproductively incompatible. As with other reproductive barriers, the evolution and genetics of interspecific hybrid sterility...
Source: PLoS Biology: Archived Table of Contents - February 26, 2013 Category: Biology Authors: Daven C. Presgraves Source Type: research
Indirect Evolution of Hybrid Lethality Due to Linkage with Selected Locus in Mimulus guttatus
by Kevin M. Wright, Deborah Lloyd, David B. Lowry, Mark R. Macnair, John H. Willis Most species are superbly and intricately adapted to the environments in which they live. Adaptive evolution by natural selection is the primary force shaping biological diversity. Differences between closely related species in ecologically selected characters such as habitat preference, reproductive timing, courtship behavior, or pollinator attraction may prevent interbreeding in nature, causing reproductive isolation. But does ecological adaptation cause reproductive incompatibilities such as hybrid sterility or lethality? Although se...
Source: PLoS Biology: Archived Table of Contents - February 26, 2013 Category: Biology Authors: Kevin M. Wright et al. Source Type: research
Antibiotic resistance genes on Chinese pig farms [Environmental Sciences]
Antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) are emerging contaminants posing a potential worldwide human health risk. Intensive animal husbandry is believed to be a major contributor to the increased environmental burden of ARGs. Despite the volume of antibiotics used in China, little information is available regarding the corresponding ARGs associated with animal...
Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences - February 26, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Zhu, Y.-G., Johnson, T. A., Su, J.-Q., Qiao, M., Guo, G.-X., Stedtfeld, R. D., Hashsham, S. A., Tiedje, J. M. Tags: Biological Sciences Source Type: research
Vegetation engineers marsh morphology [Environmental Sciences]
Marshes display impressive biogeomorphic features, such as zonation, a mosaic of extensive vegetation patches of rather uniform composition, exhibiting sharp transitions in the presence of extremely small topographic gradients. Although generally associated with the accretion processes necessary for marshes to keep up with relative sea level rise, competing environmental constraints,...
Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences - February 26, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Marani, M., Da Lio, C., D'Alpaos, A. Tags: Physical Sciences Source Type: research
In This Issue [This Week in PNAS]
Early-onset neurodegenerative disease linked to enzyme mutationCommon neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson diseases, begin in adulthood and are typically caused by a complex interaction of genetic and environmental factors. To pinpoint genes required for the maintenance of the central nervous system, Kaya Bilguvar et al. (pp. 3489–3494) studied...
Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences - February 26, 2013 Category: Science Tags: This Week in PNAS Source Type: research
WHAT MAKES WORKERS WITH DISABILITIES HAPPY? THE IMPORTANCE OF NON‐PECUNIARY CHARACTERISTICS
SUMMARY The paper examines the determinants of the levels of job satisfaction reported by non‐disabled and disabled workers, with special attention to the contribution of non‐pecuniary job aspects. Using longitudinal data from the German Socio‐Economic Panel, we estimate job satisfaction equations for non‐disabled and disabled workers. The existence of unhealthy environments, hard manual work, capacity to learn and good relationships with colleagues and supervisors all have a greater influence on job satisfaction for disabled workers than for their non‐disabled counterparts. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Source: Health Economics - February 26, 2013 Category: Health Management Authors: Ricardo Pagán Tags: Health Economics Letter Source Type: research
qDTY12.1: a locus with a consistent effect on grain yield under drought in rice
Conclusions: In this study, qDTY12.1 showed a consistent effect across environments for high grain yield under lowland reproductive-stage drought stress in the background of popular high-yielding but drought-susceptible recipient variety Sabitri. qDTY12.1 was also reported previously [Crop Sci 47:507--516, 2007] to increase grain yield under upland reproductive-stage drought stress situations. qDTY12.1 is the only QTL reported so far in rice to have shown a large effect against multiple recipient genetic backgrounds as well as under highly diverse upland and lowland rice ecosystems. qDTY12.1 can be successfully introgresse...
Source: BMC Genetics - Latest articles - February 26, 2013 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Krishna MishraPrashant VikramRam YadawBP SwamyShalabh DixitMa CruzPaul MaturanShailesh MarkerArvind Kumar Source Type: research
Aberrant wound healing in the horse: Naturally occurring conditions reminiscent of those observed in man
Abstract Impaired wound healing represents an enormous clinical and financial problem for companion animals and humans alike. Unfortunately, most models used to study healing rely on rodents, which have significant differences in the healing and scarring process and rarely develop complications. In order to better simulate impaired healing, the model should strive to reproduce the natural processes of healing and delayed healing. Wounds on the limbs of horses display similarities to wounds in humans in their epithelialization/contraction ratio, genetic influence as well as dysregulated cytokine profile and the spontaneous ...
Source: Wound Repair and Regeneration - February 26, 2013 Category: Surgery Authors: Christine L. Theoret, Jacintha M. Wilmink Tags: Perspective Article Source Type: research
Computer use and letter knowledge in pre‐school children: A population‐based study
ConclusionsGreater computer use in pre‐school children appears to have a positive association with emerging literacy development. Future research needs to examine the nature of that association.
Source: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health - February 26, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Anne Castles, Gregor MT McLean, Edith Bavin, Lesley Bretherton, John Carlin, Margot Prior, Obioha Ukoumunne, Melissa Wake, Sheena Reilly Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
CX3CR1 deficiency induces an early protective inflammatory environment in ischemic mice
The studies on fractalkine and its unique receptor CX3CR1 in neurological disorders yielded contrasting results. We have explored the consequences of CX3CR1 deletion in ischemic (30′ MCAo) mice on: (1) brain infarct size; (2) microglia dynamism and morphology; (3) expression of markers of microglia/macrophages (M/M) activation and polarization. We observed smaller infarcts in cx3cr1−/− (26.42 ± 7.41 mm3, mean ± sd) compared to wild type (36.29 ± 11.57) and cx3cr1−/+ (34.49 ± 8.91) mice. We longitudinally analyzed microglia by in vivo two‐photon microscopy before, 1 and 24 h after transient ischemia. Microglia...
Source: Glia - February 26, 2013 Category: Neurology Authors: Stefano Fumagalli, Carlo Perego, Fabrizio Ortolano, Maria‐Grazia Simoni Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
If We Offer it, Will They Accept? Factors Affecting Patient Use Intentions of Personal Health Records and Secure Messaging
Conclusions: The study demonstrated that individual and environmental factors influence intentions to use the PHR. Patients who were more satisfied with their provider had higher use intentions. For patients who perceived the health care process management support features of the tool to be of significant value, communication tactics served to increase their use intentions. Finally, patients who believed the tool to be empowering demonstrated higher intentions to use, which were further enhanced for highly activated patients. The findings highlight the importance of communication tactics and technology characteristics and ...
Source: Journal of Medical Internet Research - February 26, 2013 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Ritu AgarwalCatherine AndersonJesus ZarateClaudine Ward Source Type: research
Proteomics applied to transfusion plasma: the beginning of the story
‘Safe blood’ is and has always been the major concern in transfusion medicine. Plasma can undergo virus inactivation treatments based on physicochemical, photochemical or thermal methodologies for pathogen inactivation. The validation of these treatments is essentially based on clottability assays and clotting factors’ titration; however, their impact on plasma proteins at the molecular level has not yet been evaluated. Proteomics appears as particularly adapted to identify, to localize and, consequently, to correlate these modifications to the biological activity change. At the crossroads of biology and analytical s...
Source: Vox Sanguinis - February 26, 2013 Category: Hematology Authors: A. Ortiz, L. Richa, C. Defer, D. Dernis, J.‐J. Huart, C. Tokarski, C. Rolando Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research
Anomalous electronic and magnetic properties of the EuRuO pyrochlore
S. Munoz Perez, R. Cobas, J. M. Cadogan, J. Albino Aguiar, C. Frontera et al. Structural, Ru Mossbauer, dc and ac susceptibility magnetization, and magneto-transport properties of the polycrystalline EuRuO pyrochlore are reported in this paper. From the experimental data, we deduce that the ruthenium cations Ru (S = 1) are surrounded by an unusual electronic environment, invo ... [J. Appl. Phys. 113, 17E102 (2013)] published Mon Feb 25, 2013.
Source: Journal of Applied Physics - February 25, 2013 Category: Physics Source Type: research
BP, Contractors Start Trial for Worst U.S. Offshore Spill
By Kristen HaysNEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A long-awaited trial over the biggest U.S. [More]
Source: Scientific American - Official RSS Feed - February 25, 2013 Category: Science Tags: Energy & Sustainability,Ecology,Environment Source Type: research
Interpol Targets Illegal Fishing, Seafood Fraud
By Environment Correspondent Alister DoyleOSLO (Reuters) - Interpol launched a global crackdown on Tuesday on illegal fish catches worth up to $23 billion a year that will also seek to prevent seafood fraud comparable to Europe's scandal of horsemeat sold as beef.The 190-nation police agency, based in France, said it would promote more sharing of intelligence to end illegal fishing that is often carried out by trawlers far from their home ports, especially off developing nations."World fish stocks are being rapidly depleted, and valuable species are nearing extinction," Interpol said in a statement on the new project known...
Source: Scientific American - Official RSS Feed - February 25, 2013 Category: Science Tags: Energy & Sustainability,Ecology,Environment Source Type: research
Biliary PAH and Alkylphenol Metabolites, Biomarker
Enzyme Activities, and Gene Expression Levels in the Deep-Sea Fish Alepocephalus rostratus
Environmental Science & TechnologyDOI: 10.1021/es304345s
Source: Environmental Science and Technology - February 25, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Samuel Koenig, Cinta Porte, Montserrat Solé and Joachim Sturve Source Type: research
Dog Food Recall Underscores Toxic Danger in Drought-Hit Corn
By Carey Gillam and Julie Ingwersen(Reuters) - High levels of a dangerous toxin found in bagged dog food on a grocery store shelf in Iowa have highlighted the prevalence of a problematic mold in last year's U.S. [More]
Source: Scientific American - Official RSS Feed - February 25, 2013 Category: Science Tags: Energy & Sustainability,Environment,Health,Climate,More Science,Biology,Society Policy Source Type: research
Role of Collector Alternating Charged Patches on Transport
of Cryptosporidium parvum Oocysts in a Patchwise
Charged Heterogeneous Micromodel
Environmental Science & TechnologyDOI: 10.1021/es304075j
Source: Environmental Science and Technology - February 25, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Yuanyuan Liu, Changyong Zhang, Dehong Hu, Mark S. Kuhlenschmidt, Theresa B. Kuhlenschmidt, Steven E. Mylon, Rong Kong, Rohit Bhargava and Thanh H. Nguyen Source Type: research
An Eco-benign and Highly Efficient Access to 3-Heterocyclic-substituted Isoindolinones in Ammonia Water
, 2013, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C3GC40162F, CommunicationShao-Chun Shen, Xing-Wen Sun, Guoqiang LinA highly efficient three-component reaction of 2-formyl benzoic acid, ammonia and 4-hydroxycoumarin or indole in water was developed. With this highly environmentally benign protocol, a series of isoindolinone derivatives were...The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Source: RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - February 25, 2013 Category: Chemistry Authors: Shao-Chun Shen Source Type: research
Global Warming May Cause Extremes by Slowing "Planetary Waves"
By Environment Correspondent Alister DoyleOSLO (Reuters) - Global warming may have caused extreme events such as a 2011 drought in the United States and a 2003 heatwave in Europe by slowing vast, wave-like weather flows in the northern hemisphere, scientists said on Tuesday.The study of meandering air systems that encircle the planet adds to understanding of extremes that have killed thousands of people and driven up food prices in the past decade.Such planetary air flows, which suck warm air from the tropics when they swing north and draw cold air from the Arctic when they swing south, seem to be have slowed more often in...
Source: Scientific American - Official RSS Feed - February 25, 2013 Category: Science Tags: Energy & Sustainability,Physics,Climate,More Science,Environment,Society Policy Source Type: research
Can Hybrid Solar-Fossil Power Plants Mitigate CO2 at Lower Cost than PV or CSP?
Environmental Science & TechnologyDOI: 10.1021/es3021099
Source: Environmental Science and Technology - February 25, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Jared Moore and Jay Apt Source Type: research
Residence time as a key for comprehensive assessment of the relation between changing land use and nitrate in regional groundwater system
, 2013, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C3EM30955J, PaperYingjie Cao, Changyuan Tang, Xianfang Song, Changming LiuIn the Sanjiang Plain, lots of wetland, grass and forest have been transformed into arable land since 1954, and the quality of regional groundwater have been threatened by the large...The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Source: RSC - J. Environ. Monit. latest articles - February 25, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Yingjie Cao Source Type: research
Selenomethionine Protects against Neuronal Degeneration
by Methylmercury in the Developing Rat Cerebrum
Environmental Science & TechnologyDOI: 10.1021/es304226h
Source: Environmental Science and Technology - February 25, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Mineshi Sakamoto, Akira Yasutake, Akiyoshi Kakita, Masae Ryufuku, Hing Man Chan, Megumi Yamamoto, Sanae Oumi, Sayaka Kobayashi and Chiho Watanabe Source Type: research
Implementation of an Evidence Based Protocol to Reduce Use of Indwelling Urinary Catheters in the Long Term Care Environment
The use of indwelling urinary catheters (IUC) has been documented between 5-15% in long term care (LTC) even though the CMS requires a valid medical justification for use. A major complication of IUCs is UTIs which contributes to the problems of urinary incontinence, falls and delirium and are the primary cause of hospitalization of patients from LTC facilities. IUCs are an added concern as they are one point restraints. Purpose of this project was to implement the evidence based FIRM (Foley Insertion, Removal, and Maintenance) Protocol aimed at the reduction of infections and other complications by reduction of indwelling...
Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association - February 25, 2013 Category: Health Management Authors: Murthy R. Gokula, Murthy R. Gokula, Phyllis Gaspar, Ramchandra Siram Tags: Poster Abstracts Source Type: research
Impact of Quarterly Interdisciplinary Medication Reviews on Resident Care in a Canadian Long Term Care Facility
There are only a few long term care facilities in Canada where quarterly medication reviews are conducted as a regularly-scheduled face-to-face meeting involving the primary care physician, the clinical unit nurse and the clinical consultant pharmacist. Although the value of the interdisciplinary medication review has been documented in other practice settings, there is little research evaluating this medication management strategy in the long term care environment. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of quarterly medication reviews conducted in a Canadian long term care facility using this integrated team approach.
Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association - February 25, 2013 Category: Health Management Authors: Denis J.P. O'Donnell, Judith Vepy-Lebrun, Denis J.P. O'Donnell, Judith Vepy-Lebrun, Sid Feldman, Paul R. Katz, Linda Zhao Tags: Poster Abstracts Source Type: research
Dedicated Providers of Long Term Care Medicine Can Lower Rates of Admissions to the Hospital
New guidelines implemented by CMS in October 2012 place a financial penalty on hospitals for 30 day readmission rates. To incorporate a provider system into the long term care environment to lower rates of admissions to the hospital setting.
Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association - February 25, 2013 Category: Health Management Authors: Vanessa Sturgill Fant, Vanessa Sturgill Fant Tags: Poster Abstracts Source Type: research
Virtual Reality Computer Simulated Home Visit: Teaching Home Safety
To improve home safety instruction for health professionals, students and patients leaving long term care facilities to return home. Most health professional students are required to do home visits but may be limited in their experience by driving distance that decreases available time, or by differences in home visit environments.
Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association - February 25, 2013 Category: Health Management Authors: Irene Hamrick, Irene Hamrick Tags: Poster Abstracts Source Type: research