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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - February 22, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Identification of an exo-ß-1,3-D-galactanase from Fusarium oxysporum and the synergistic effect with related enzymes on degradation of type II arabinogalactan.
Abstract An exo-ß-1,3-D-galactanase (Fo/1,3Gal) was purified from the culture filtrate of Fusarium oxysporum 12S. A cDNA encoding Fo/1,3Gal was isolated by in vitro cloning. Module sequence analysis revealed a "GH43_6" domain and a "CBM35_galactosidase-like" domain in Fo/1,3Gal. The recombinant enzyme (rFo/1,3Gal) expressed in Pichia pastoris degraded ß-1,3-galactan and ß-1,3-galactobiose (Gal2), and released only galactose (Gal). In contrast, the enzyme did not hydrolyze p-nitrophenyl ß-D-galactopyranoside, ß-1,4-Gal2, or ß-1,6-Gal2. The enzyme also showed low activity towards native type II arabinogalactans...
Source: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology - February 22, 2013 Category: Microbiology Authors: Okawa M, Fukamachi K, Tanaka H, Sakamoto T Tags: Appl Microbiol Biotechnol Source Type: research
RabE1c Regulates PEX7 Function [Cell Biology]
In this study, we performed proteomic analysis to identify PEX7-binding proteins using transgenic Arabidopsis expressing green fluorescent protein (GFP)-tagged PEX7. Our analysis identified RabE1c, a small GTPase, as a PEX7 binding partner. In vivo analysis revealed that GTP-bound RabE1c binds to PEX7 and that a subset of RabE1c localizes to peroxisomes and interacts with PEX7 on the peroxisome membrane. Unlike endogenous PEX7, which is predominantly localized to the cytosol, GFP-PEX7 accumulates abnormally on the peroxisomal membrane and induces degradation of endogenous PEX7, concomitant with a reduction in import of PTS...
Source: Journal of Biological Chemistry - February 22, 2013 Category: Chemistry Authors: Cui, S., Fukao, Y., Mano, S., Yamada, K., Hayashi, M., Nishimura, M. Tags: Plant Biology Source Type: research
Assembly of Mitochondrial Complex I in Arabidopsis [Bioenergetics]
Subcomplexes of mitochondrial respiratory complex I (CI; EC 220.127.116.11) are shown to turn over in vivo, and we propose a role in an ancestral assembly pathway. By progressively labeling Arabidopsis cell cultures with 15N and isolating mitochondria, we have identified CI subcomplexes through differences in 15N incorporation into their protein subunits. The 200-kDa subcomplex, containing the ancestral γ-carbonic anhydrase (γ-CA), γ-carbonic anhydrase-like, and 20.9-kDa subunits, had a significantly higher turnover rate than intact CI or CI+CIII2. In vitro import of precursors for these CI subunits demonstrated rapid generati...
Source: Journal of Biological Chemistry - February 22, 2013 Category: Chemistry Authors: Li, L., Nelson, C. J., Carrie, C., Gawryluk, R. M. R., Solheim, C., Gray, M. W., Whelan, J., Millar, A. H. Tags: Plant Biology Source Type: research
Role of XRCC1 during DNA Demethylation [DNA and Chromosomes]
DNA methylation patterns are the dynamic outcome of antagonist methylation and demethylation mechanisms, but the latter are still poorly understood. Active DNA demethylation in plants is mediated by a family of DNA glycosylases typified by Arabidopsis ROS1 (repressor of silencing 1). ROS1 and its homologs remove 5-methylcytosine and incise the sugar backbone at the abasic site, thus initiating a base excision repair pathway that finally inserts an unmethylated cytosine. The DNA 3′-phosphatase ZDP processes some of the incision products generated by ROS1, allowing subsequent DNA polymerization and ligation steps. In this ...
Source: Journal of Biological Chemistry - February 22, 2013 Category: Chemistry Authors: Martinez–Macias, M. I., Cordoba–Canero, D., Ariza, R. R., Roldan–Ar&jnodot;ona, T. Tags: DNA and Chromosomes Source Type: research
Unexpectedly rapid IS1 transposition into an Arabidopsis chromatin remodeling gene.
Abstract Common cloning is often associated with instability of certain classes of DNA. Here we report on IS1 transposition as possible source of such instability. During the cloning of Arabidopsis thaliana gene into commercially available vector maintained in widely used Escherichia coli host the insertion of complete IS1 element into the intron of cloned gene was found. The transposition of the IS1 element was remarkably rapid and is likely to be sequence-specific. The use of E. coli strains that lower the copy number of vector or avoiding the presence of the problematic sequence is a solution to the inadvertent ...
Source: Transgenic Research - February 22, 2013 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Rogowski KJ, Folta A, Bargsten JW, Nap JP, Mlynarova L Tags: Transgenic Res Source Type: research
Developing scale for colleague solidarity among nurses in Turkey
This study was carried out to develop a Colleague Solidarity of Nurses' Scale (CSNS). This study was planned to be descriptive and methodological. The CSNS examined content validity, construct validity, test–retest reliability and internal consistency reliability. The trial form of the CSNS, which was composed of 44 items, was given to 200 nurses, followed by validity and reliability analyses. Following the analyses, 21 items were excluded from the scale, leaving an attitude scale made up of 23 items. Factor analysis of the data showed that the scale has a three sub‐factor structure: emotional solidarity, academic soli...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Practice - February 22, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Esin Cetinkaya Uslusoy, Sule Ecevit Alpar Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Knowledge about anti‐tuberculosis treatment among nurses at tuberculosis clinics
Nurses are primary responsible for Direct Observation Therapy Strategy and administration of anti‐tuberculosis (TB) medications. Lack of knowledge might result with medication errors and ineffective TB control. The purpose of this study was to assess knowledge of nurses about anti‐TB treatment. A descriptive cross‐sectional study was conducted in Turkey with 208 nurses employed at TB and lung disease clinics of health‐care settings in Ankara. Data were collected through a questionnaire, which included questions about demographics and a knowledge test with true–false questions related to TB treatment. Overall scor...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Practice - February 22, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Neriman Yükseltürk, Leyla Dinç Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
Effect of anxiety and depression on self‐care agency and quality of life in hospitalized patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A questionnaire survey
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects the lives of individuals in a number of ways; it causes an increase in the need for help and support and a decline in self‐care agency and quality of life. This research has been conducted in patients with COPD hospitalized in the Pulmonary Department of Erzincan State Hospital in the eastern Turkey to examine the effect of anxiety and depression on self‐care agency and quality of life (n = 135). The results showed that 69.6% and 85.6% of the patients were at risk for anxiety and depression, respectively, and that the mean scores of self‐care agency and quality...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Practice - February 22, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Arzu Yıldırım, Rabia Hacıhasanoğlu Aşılar, Nihal Bakar, Nilay Demir Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
Spontaneous vaginal delivery or caesarean section? What do Turkish women think?
The aim of this study was to describe women's feelings, attitudes and beliefs about different modes of childbirth. A descriptive cross‐sectional study was conducted at the obstetrics clinics of Ege University and Dr Ekrem Hayri Ustundag Obstetrics and Gynaecology Hospital in Izmir, Turkey. Three‐hundred forty‐two women who had given birth via spontaneous vaginal delivery (SVD) or caesarean section (C/S) between June and December 2009 voluntarily agreed to participate. Fifty‐seven per cent of participants were aged 20–24. Sixty per cent of the women (n = 205) had undergone C/S during their last delivery; among...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Practice - February 22, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Şenay Ünsal Atan, Emel Tasci Duran, Oya Kavlak, Sevgul Donmez, Umran Sevil Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
The prevalence of pediatric skin diseases in Eastern Turkey
Source: International Journal of Dermatology - February 22, 2013 Category: Dermatology Authors: Serap Gunes Bilgili, Omer Calka, Necmettin Akdeniz, Ayse Serap Karadag, Sinan Akbayram, Serap Gunes Bilgili Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research
Israel rocket attacks increase miscarriage likelihood -- Ben-Gurion U. research study
(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) The study found that exposure to rocket attacks increased miscarriages (also known as Spontaneous Abortion) risk by 59 percent, as compared to women not experiencing this stress during or before pregnancy (in Sderot 6 percent compared with 4.7 percent in Kiryat Gat).
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 22, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Blood meal origins and insecticide susceptibility of Anopheles arabiensis from Chano in South-West Ethiopia
The greater tendency of An. arabiensis to feed on cattle justifies the application of insecticides on cattle to provide a significant protection from malaria infection. But, An. arabiensis has already developed resistance to the available insecticides, and alternative insecticides are needed. Image: Domestic animals are in an open condition every night in the study village.
Source: Parasites and Vectors - February 22, 2013 Category: Microbiology Authors: Fekadu MasseboMeshesha BalkewTeshome Gebre-MichaelBernt Lindtjørn Source Type: research
Comparative field evaluation of combinations of long-lasting insecticide treated nets and indoor residual spraying, relative to either method alone, for malaria prevention in an area where the main vector is Anopheles arabiensis
Where the primary malaria vector is Anopheles arabiensis, adding IRS into houses with intact pyrethroid based LLINs does not enhance protection, except where the IRS employs highly mosquitocidal non-pyrethroids. In contrast, adding intact nets onto IRS enhances protection by preventing mosquito blood feeding (even if the nets are non-insecticidal) and by modestly increasing mosquito mortality (in case of LLINs). The primary mode of action of intact LLINs against An. arabiensis is demonstrated here to be primarily bite prevention rather than insecticidal activity. Image: A diagrammatic representation of simultaneous use of ...
Source: Parasites and Vectors - February 22, 2013 Category: Microbiology Authors: Fredros OkumuEdgar MbeyelaGodfrey LingambaJason MooreAlex NtamatungiroDeo KavisheMichael KenwardElizabeth TurnerLena LorenzSarah Moore Source Type: research
Salmonella Oranienburg Isolated from Horses, Wild Turkeys and An Edible Home Garden Fertilized with Raw Horse Manure
Summary In July 2010, a horse from a rural farm (Farm A) in coastal Northern California was diagnosed with Salmonella Oranienburg infection following referral to a veterinary hospital for colic surgery. Environmental sampling to identify potential sources and persistence of Salmonella on the farm was conducted from August 2010 to March 2011. Salmonella was cultured using standard enrichment and selective plating. Pure colonies were confirmed by biochemical analysis, serotyped and compared by pulsed‐field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) analysis. A total of 204 clinical and environmental samples at Farm A were analysed, and Sa...
Source: Zoonoses and Public Health - February 21, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: M. T. Jay‐Russell, J. E. Madigan, Y. Bengson, S. Madigan, A. F. Hake, J. E. Foley, B. A. Byrne Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Balad's Final Dispo
[Ann Emerg Med. 2013;61:368-369.] Smoke billowed from one of the giant plane's engines. We stood in a tense line, occasionally shouting nervous chatter over the engines' whine. Everyone's eyes watched the sky—worried we might see an incoming rocket, but even more worried we might not see it. This C-17 represented different things to those inside and outside the wire. It was the last flight out and our ticket to freedom, but it was our enemies' last high-value target at Joint Base Balad, Iraq. A calm young pilot climbed down the steps and leaned around the nose to see the engine. He then slapped the plane's belly, looked...
Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine - February 21, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Craig Goolsby Tags: Change of Shift Source Type: research
Immune commences ulcerative colitis drug Phase II study
Israel-based Immune Pharmaceuticals has commenced a double-blind, parallel group, randomised and placebo-controlled Phase II study of bertilimumab for the treatment of moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis.
Source: Drug Development Technology - February 21, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Risk Adopted Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Using a Reduced Intensity Regimen for Children with Thalassemia Major
ConclusionImplementing a risk‐adopted therapy in patient with thalassemia in Jordan can result in an excellent thalassemia free and OS, especially in those at highest risk. Pediatr Blood Cancer
Source: Pediatric Blood and Cancer - February 21, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ayad Ahmed Hussein, Abdulhadi Al‐Zaben, Lubna Ghatasheh, Abeer Natsheh, Tuka Hammada, Fawzi Abdel‐Rahman, Husam Abu‐Jazar, Shanta Sharma, Rula Najjar, Haydar Frangoul Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
New Saudi case takes SARS-like virus death toll to seven
LONDON (Reuters) - A patient admitted to hospital in Saudi Arabia with a new virus from the same family as SARS has died, taking the global death toll from the previously unknown disease to seven.
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Tunisia: Saudi Girl Accidentally Given HIV-Positive Blood During Transfusion
[Tunis Afrique Presse]The Case of a 12 year-old girl, Reham al-Hakam, who reportedly received a transfusion of HIV-positive blood, has sparked outrage across Saudi Arabian society, with angry calls for the Health Minister to resign.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 21, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Digital health gives hope for mitigating concussion damage, brain disease
I’ve got concussions on the brain this week (fortunately, no concussions on my own brain), and, so it seems, do a lot of digital health technology developers. While taking in a heated rivalry game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night, I had the misfortune of witnessing Chicago star Marian Hossa lying motionless [...]
Source: mobihealthnews - February 21, 2013 Category: Information Technology Authors: Neil Versel Tags: Uncategorized Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Brain Mapping Project Concussion Recognition Response digital health brain conditions MC10 National Institutes of Health NeuroAssess Reebok SeniorLife Source Type: news
Novel coronavirus infection - update
The Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia has informed WHO of another confirmed case of infection with the novel coronavirus (NCoV).
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 21, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Hunt for plane passengers who flew with first UK victim of Sars-like virus
The Health Protection Agency has confirmed that passengers who sat in the same row or two rows in front or behind the man on the flight back from Saudi Arabia are being traced.
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Zirconium and hafnium Salalen complexes in isospecific polymerisation of propylene
, 2013, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C3DT00024A, PaperKonstantin Press, Vincenzo Venditto, Israel Goldberg, Moshe KolThe activity of dibenzylzirconium and dibenzylhafnium Salalen complexes in polymerisation of propylene with MAO as cocatalyst is described. Three Salalen ligand precursors combining a bulky alkyl group (1-adamantyl) on the...The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Source: RSC - Dalton Trans. latest articles - February 21, 2013 Category: Chemistry Authors: Konstantin Press Source Type: research
Causes of death certification of adults: an exploratory cross-sectional study at a university hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - Ansary LA, Esmaeil SA, Adi YA.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Saudi Arabia has no precise data on causes of death. We sought to ascertain the commonest causes of death as stated in death certificates of adults and evaluate the completeness of death certificates at a teaching hospital in Riyadh. D...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 21, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news
Epidemiology of moderate-to-severe penetrating versus closed traumatic brain injury in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars - Orman JA, Geyer D, Jones J, Schneider EB, Grafman J, Pugh MJ, Dubose J.
BACKGROUND: US combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have resulted in a greater proportion of service members with head and neck wounds caused by explosions compared with that of previous wars. Although penetrating traumatic brain injury (TBI) is frequ...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 21, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news
CD20+ B-Cell Infiltration Is Related to the Time After Transplant and Poor Prognosis of Acute Cellular Rejection in Renal Transplant.
CONCLUSIONS: Expansion aggregation of CD20+ B cells occurred mostly after 2 weeks. When combined with HLA-DR expression and arteriolar hyaline thickening, these influence the outcome of acute cellular rejection in renal allograft. PMID: 23428174 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - February 21, 2013 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Jiqiu W, Jinsong C, Dongrui C, Mingchao Z, Shuming J, Zhi-Hong L Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research
Classification of Ureteral Stenosis and Associated Strategy for Treatment After Kidney Transplant.
CONCLUSIONS: This classification of ureteral stenosis provides guidance for effective management and avoids unnecessary procedures. In this series, ureteral stenosis was significantly associated with a live donor and surgical complications. PMID: 23428202 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - February 21, 2013 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: He B, Bremner A, Han Y Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research
Occurrence of Endocrine Disruption Chemicals (Bisphenol A, 4-Nonylphenol, and Octylphenol) in Muscle and Liver of, Cyprinus Carpino Common, from Anzali Wetland, Iran.
Abstract Phenolic endocrine disrupting chemicals are environmental pollutants with xenostrogen effects in wildlife and humans. The aim of this study was to determine 4-nonylphenol, Octylphenol, and Bisphenol A residues in various tissues of carp fish samples from Anzali wetland, Iran. 4-NP, OP, and BPA were detected with GC-MS in the muscle of fish from sampling location with maximal concentrations of 8.17, 9.67 and 5.87 μg/gdw, respectively. The highest concentrations of these compounds were found in the liver by HPLC. Since many endocrine disrupting substances were significantly lipophilic, distributing of thes...
Source: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology - February 21, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Mortazavi S, Bakhtiari AR, Sari AE, Bahramifar N, Rahbarizadeh F Tags: Bull Environ Contam Toxicol Source Type: research
Comparison between three‐dimensional angiographic reconstruction and intravascular ultrasound: Imaging of the left main coronary artery
ConclusionsOur data demonstrate that 3D QCA software has fair agreement when compared with IVUS for imaging of LM MLD and MLA. These results suggest that 3D QCA could potentially be helpful to guide intervention of the LM. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - February 21, 2013 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Daniel B. Spoon, Ronen Rubinshtein, Peter J. Psaltis, Gupreet S. Sandhu, Ryan Lennon, Charanjit S. Rihal, Amir Lerman Tags: Non‐Invasive Angiography Source Type: research
Ehd4 Encodes a Novel and Oryza-Genus-Specific Regulator of Photoperiodic Flowering in Rice
by He Gao, Xiao-Ming Zheng, Guilin Fei, Jun Chen, Mingna Jin, Yulong Ren, Weixun Wu, Kunneng Zhou, Peike Sheng, Feng Zhou, Ling Jiang, Jie Wang, Xin Zhang, Xiuping Guo, Jiu-Lin Wang, Zhijun Cheng, Chuanyin Wu, Haiyang Wang, Jian-Min Wan Land plants have evolved increasingly complex regulatory modes of their flowering time (or heading date in crops). Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is a short-day plant that flowers more rapidly in short-day but delays under long-day conditions. Previous studies have shown that the CO-FT module initially identified in long-day plants (Arabidopsis) is evolutionary conserved in short-day plants (H...
Source: PLoS Genetics - February 21, 2013 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: He Gao et al. Source Type: research
Patterning of Leaf Vein Networks by Convergent Auxin Transport Pathways
by Megan G. Sawchuk, Alexander Edgar, Enrico Scarpella The formation of leaf vein patterns has fascinated biologists for centuries. Transport of the plant signal auxin has long been implicated in vein patterning, but molecular details have remained unclear. Varied evidence suggests a central role for the plasma-membrane (PM)-localized PIN-FORMED1 (PIN1) intercellular auxin transporter of Arabidopsis thaliana in auxin-transport-dependent vein patterning. However, in contrast to the severe vein-pattern defects induced by auxin transport inhibitors, pin1 mutant leaves have only mild vein-pattern defects. These defects ha...
Source: PLoS Genetics - February 21, 2013 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Megan G. Sawchuk et al. Source Type: research
A Social Worker's Duty to Care: The Self-Other Dimension of Disaster Response
Subsequent to the events of September 11th, there has been an increased interest among mental health professionals to develop strategies that address psychological and social manifestations of disasters. One understudied area relates to the ways in which professionals sort out inner conflict among personal and professional interests and obligations following a disaster. In this article, we highlight the results of an international qualitative study, which explored the dialectical tensions that arise when professionals confront the task of serving clients during a disaster while concomitantly assimilating postdisaster react...
Source: Traumatology recent issues - February 21, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Sweifach, J., Linzer, N., LaPorte, H. H. Tags: Articles Source Type: research
Study reveals new clues to Epstein-Barr virus
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) affects more than 90 percent of the population worldwide and was the first human virus found to be associated with cancer. Now, researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have broadened the understanding of this widespread infection with their discovery of a second B-cell attachment receptor for EBV.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Fiber: composition, structures, and functional properties.
Abstract Kiwifruit dietary fiber consists of cell-wall polysaccharides that are typical of the cell walls of many dicotyledonous fruits, being composed of pectic polysaccharides, hemicelluloses, and cellulose. The kiwifruit pectic polysaccharides consist of homo- and rhamnogalacturonans with various neutral, (arabino)-galactan side chains, while the hemicelluloses are mostly xyloglucan and xylan. The proportions of pectic polysaccharide, hemicellulose, and cellulose in both green 'Hayward' and 'Zespri® Gold' are similar and are little affected by in vitro exposure to gastric and small intestinal digestion. The hyd...
Source: Advances in Food and Nutrition Research - February 20, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Sims IM, Monro JA Tags: Adv Food Nutr Res Source Type: research
Iraq War Contractors Argue Verdict For Oregon Veterans Invalid As A Matter Of Law
PORTLAND, Ore. - Iraq War contractors found liable in an October bellwether trial of the personal claims of a dozen Oregon National Guard members for hexavalent chromium exposure during a Restore Iraqi Oil mission filed a reply brief Jan. 29 in support of their motion pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 50(b) for an order overturning the verdict and the $85 million award (Rocky Bixby, et al. v. KBR, Inc., et al., No. 09-632, D. Ore.; 2012 U.S. Dist. 179494; See 2/5/13, Page 15).
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - February 20, 2013 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news
Immune boost could protect against new killer virus
The new coronavirus that emerged in the Middle East last year could be pegged back by artificially boosting the body's immune response
Source: New Scientist - Health - February 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research
J&J, Orbimed to Jointly Bid in Biotech Incubator Tender
[Globes, Tel Aviv, Israel] From Globes (Tel Aviv) (February 19, 2013) Feb. 19--Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) and OrbiMed Advisors LLC will jointly bid in the Office of the Chief...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 20, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
VA to lose both CIO, CTO
Department of Veterans Affairs CIO Roger Baker and CTO Peter Levin are both leaving the agency after three years. Levin and Baker’s tenure came as the VA was in the midst of serving thousands of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and trying to streamline healthcare and disability benefits in the digital age. read more
Source: Healthcare IT News - February 20, 2013 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anthony Brino Tags: Online Only Afghanistan Department of Veterans Affairs Industry News Iraq Peter Levin Roger Baker Policy and Legislation Telehealth Source Type: news
Although Well-Adapted To Humans, Novel Coronavirus Susceptible To Immunotherapy
The new coronavirus that has emerged in the Middle East is well-adapted to infecting humans but could potentially be treated with immunotherapy, according to a study published on February 19 in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The study indicates that the virus HCoV-EMC can penetrate the lining of the passageways in the lung and evade the innate immune system as easily as a cold virus can, signs that HCoV-EMC is well-equipped for infecting human cells...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news
Functionalized arene-ruthenium(II) complexes: dangling vs. tethering side chain
Dalton Trans., 2013, Advance ArticleDOI: 10.1039/C3DT33051F, PaperBeatriz Lastra-Barreira, Josefina Diez, Pascale Crochet, Israel FernandezThe reactivity of different functionalized arene-ruthenium(II) complexes has been studied and rationalized.To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above.The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Source: RSC - Dalton Trans. latest articles - February 20, 2013 Category: Chemistry Authors: Beatriz Lastra-Barreira Source Type: research
Impact of aqueous doash extract on urinary mutagenicity in rats exposed to heterocyclic amines
Doash (Origanum majorana) is an herbaceous plant found commonly in Saudi Arabia. It is used as a food flavor and a folk remedy to treat a number of diseases. The 2-amino-3-methylimidazo[4,5-f] quinoline (IQ) and 2-amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo[4,5-b]pyridine (PhIP) are the most abundant of the heterocyclic amine carcinogens present in cooked food. In the present study, the potential of doash tea to influence carcinogen metabolism was investigated indirectly using heterocyclic amines as model mutagens, IQ and PhIP. Results obtained showed that doash tea had no influence on body weight in both the studies. Rats were treated...
Source: Toxicology and Industrial Health current issue - February 20, 2013 Category: Toxicology Authors: Khan, J. A., Jalal, J. A., Ioanndes, C., Moselhy, S. S. Tags: Articles Source Type: research
Fatal methanol poisoning: features of liver histopathology
In conclusion, methanol poisoning can cause histological changes in liver tissues. Most importantly in cases with mean blood and vitreous humor methanol levels greater than 127 ± 38.9 mg/dL more than one pathologic features were detected.
Source: Toxicology and Industrial Health current issue - February 20, 2013 Category: Toxicology Authors: Akhgari, M., Panahianpour, M. H., Bazmi, E., Etemadi-Aleagha, A., Mahdavi, A., Nazari, S. H. Tags: Articles Source Type: research
Nanosilver effects on growth parameters in experimental aflatoxicosis in broiler chickens
In this study, the effect of one commercial nanocompound, Nanocid (Nano Nasb Pars Co., Iran) was evaluated in reduction of aflatoxin effects on the growth and performance indices in broiler chickens suffering from experimental aflatoxicosis. For this, a total of 300 one-day-old broiler chicks (Ross strain) were randomly divided into 4 groups with 3 replicates of 15 chicks in each separated pen during the 28-day experiment. Treatment groups including group A: chickens fed basal diet, group B: chickens fed 3 ppm productive aflatoxin in basal diet, group C: chickens fed basal diet plus 2500 ppm Nanocid, and group D: chickens ...
Source: Toxicology and Industrial Health current issue - February 20, 2013 Category: Toxicology Authors: Gholami-Ahangaran, M., Zia-Jahromi, N. Tags: Articles Source Type: research
Liver Transplant May Improve Erectile Function in Patients With Benign End-Stage Liver Disease: Single-Center Chinese Experience.
CONCLUSIONS: Liver transplant may improve erectile function in persons with benign end-stage liver disease, but erectile dysfunction remains a problem in the post-liver transplant patients. PMID: 23425425 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - February 20, 2013 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Wang G, Yang J, Li M, Liu B, Jiang N, Fu B, Jin H, Li H, Yang Y, Chen G Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research
Successful Treatment With Third Stem Cell Transplant From an Allogeneic Donor for a Patient With Relapsed Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma.
Abstract High-dose chemotherapy with autologous stem cell transplant is commonly used for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma that recurs after successful salvage chemotherapy. However, in patients in whom the disease recurs again, the prognosis is poor. A 40-year-old woman who underwent allogeneic stem cell transplant 4 years after autologous stem cell transplant developed recurrent diffuse large B-cell lymphoma 3 years after the initial autologous stem cell transplant. She then underwent reduced-intensity hematopoietic stem cell transplant from a human leukocyte antigen-matched, unrelated donor who was not the previous...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - February 20, 2013 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Takasaki H, Ishii Y, Yamamoto W, Tsuchihashi H, Motomura S, Tomita N, Ishigatsubo Y, Sakai R Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research
Use of EO-1 Advanced Land Imager (ALI) multispectral image data and real-time field sampling for water quality mapping in the Hirfanlı Dam Lake, Turkey.
Abstract This paper focuses on the evaluation of water quality variations in Hirfanlı Water Reservoir, which is one of the most important water resources in Turkey, through EO-1 (Earth Observing-1) Advanced Land Imager (ALI) multispectral data and real-time field sampling. The study was materialized in 20 different sampling points during the overpass of the EO-1 ALI sensor over the study area. A multi-linear regression technique was used to explore the relationships between radiometrically corrected EO-1 ALI image data and water quality parameters: chlorophyll a, turbidity, and suspended solids. The retrieved and ...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - February 20, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Kavurmacı M, Ekercin S, Altaş L, Kurmaç Y Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research
Energy expenditure in US automotive technicians and occupation-specific cardiac rehabilitation
Conclusions Because MET level measurements are work specific, automotive technicians in a cardiac rehab programme should strive to reach and maintain a level of >7 METs while performing specific training exercises that mimic the work tasks they must do throughout the day. They can also benefit from traditional endurance training such as treadmill walking.
Source: Occupational Medicine - February 20, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Adams, J., Jordan, S., Spencer, K., Belanger, J., Cheng, D., Shock, T., Karcher, J. Tags: Original Paper Source Type: research
Structural, Expression and Interaction Analysis of Rice SKP1-Like Genes
The degradation of proteins by the 26S proteasome is initiated by protein polyubiquitination mediated by a three-step cascade. The specific ubiquitination of different target proteins is mediated by different classes of E3 ubiquitin ligases, among which the best known are Skp1-Cullin-F-box complexes. Whereas protists, fungi and some vertebrates have a single SKP1 gene, many animal and plant species possess multiple SKP1 homologues. In this paper, we report on the structure, phylogeny and expression of the complete set of rice SKP1 genes (OSKs, Oryza sativa SKP1-like genes). Our analyses indicated that OSK1 and OSK20 belong...
Source: DNA Research - February 20, 2013 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Kahloul, S., HajSalah El Beji, I., Boulaflous, A., Ferchichi, A., Kong, H., Mouzeyar, S., Bouzidi, M. F. Tags: Full papers Source Type: research
Quantitative Trait Loci Mapping in Brassica rapa Revealed the Structural and Functional Conservation of Genetic Loci Governing Morphological and Yield Component Traits in the A, B, and C Subgenomes of Brassica Species
In this study, we report QTL mapping for morphological and yield component traits in B. rapa and comparative map alignment between B. rapa, B. napus, B. juncea, and Arabidopsis thaliana to identify candidate genes and conserved QTL blocks between them. A total of 95 QTL were identified in different crucifer blocks of the B. rapa genome. Through synteny analysis with A. thaliana, B. rapa candidate genes and intronic and exonic single nucleotide polymorphisms in the parental lines were detected from whole genome resequenced data, a few of which were validated by mapping them to the QTL regions. Semi-quantitative reverse tran...
Source: DNA Research - February 20, 2013 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Li, X., Ramchiary, N., Dhandapani, V., Choi, S. R., Hur, Y., Nou, I.-S., Yoon, M. K., Lim, Y. P. Tags: Full papers Source Type: research