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Phylogenetic analysis of eukaryotic NEET proteins uncovers a link between a key gene duplication event and the evolution of vertebrates
This article describes the use of three members of the human NEET protein family (CISD1, mitoNEET; CISD2, NAF-1 or Miner 1; and CISD3, Miner2) as guides to conduct a phylogenetic analysis of eukaryotic NEET proteins and their evolution.
A Dual-Modality System for Both Multi-Color Ultrasound-Switchable Fluorescence and Ultrasound Imaging
This article discusses the development of a dual-modality imaging system by combining recently developed ultrasound-switchable fluorescence (USF) imaging technology with the conventional ultrasound (US) B-mode imaging.
Bold-Independent Computational Entropy Assesses Functional Donut-Like Structures in Brain fMRI Images
This article introduces a novel technique of fMRI images analysis, called computational proximity method, i.e., nucleus clustering in Voronoï tessellations.
Study of traits and recalcitrance reduction of field-grown COMT down-regulated switchgrass
This article discusses the fundamental features of why biomass is recalcitrant to conversion without pretreatment.
Identification and Network-Enabled Characterization of Auxin Response Factor Genes in Medicago truncatula
This article discusses a comprehensive analysis of the Medicago truncatula genome and transcriptome that entailed search for novel Auxin Response Factor genes and the co-expression networks.
Being an Informed Consumer of Health Information and Assessment of Electronic Health Literacy in a National Sample of Internet Users: Validity and Reliability of the e-HLS Instrument
This article examines psychometric properties of a new electronic health literacy measure in a national sample of Internet users with specific attention to older users.
Effects of light on the resistivity of chemical vapor deposited graphene films
This article reports that the resistance of a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) grown graphene film transferred onto an SiO₂ substrate increases to higher saturation values upon exposure to light of decreasing wavelength from the visible to ultraviolet.
Interspecific Differences in Metabolic Rate and Metabolic Temperature Sensitivity Create Distinct Thermal Ecological Niches in Lizards (Plestiodon)
This article examines three congeneric lizards from the southeastern United States (Plestiodon fasciatus, P. inexpectatus, and P. laticeps) and hypothesizes that interspecific differences in metabolic temperature sensitivity locally segregates them across their total range.
A novel statistical method for rare-variant association studies in general pedigrees
In this paper, the authors discuss a novel statistical method for rare-variant association studies in general pedigrees for quantitative traits. This method uses a retrospective view that treats the traits as fixed and the genotypes as random, which accounts for complex and undefined ascertainment of families.
Testing rare variants for hypertension using family-based tests with different weighting schemes
This paper proposes 4 weighting schemes for the family-based rare variants test (FBAT-v) to test for the effects of both rare and common variants across the genome.
More comprehensive forensic genetic marker analyses for accurate human remains identification using massively parallel DNA sequencing
This paper uses massively parallel sequencing (MPS) to characterize 140-year-old human skeletal remains discovered at a historical site in Deadwood, South Dakota, United States.
Unconventional height functions in simultaneous Diophantine approximation
This article discusses three examples of nonstandard height functions, computing their exponents of irrationality as well as giving more precise results.
Further Numerical Analyses on the Solubility of Sulfapyridine in Ethanol + Water Mixtures
This article aims to correlate the solubility of sulfapyridine and sulfadiazine in ethanol + water mixtures by means of the Jouyban-Acree model, and to evaluate the preferential solvation of sulfapyridine in these mixtures by using the inverse Kirkwood-Buff integrals.
Is Exposure to Macondo Oil Reflected in the Otolith Chemistry of Marsh-Resident Fish?
This article evaluates otolith microchemistry as a method for assessing oil exposure history.
ROS Are Good
This opinion article focuses on the possibility that ROS are beneficial to plants, supporting cellular proliferation, physiological function, and viability, and that maintaining a basal level of ROS in cells is essential for life.
Laser Ablated Carbon Nanodots for Light Emission
This article reports the synthesis of fluorescent carbon dots-like nanostructures obtained through the laser ablation of a carbon solid target in liquid environment is reported.
Using Paired Depth Interviews to Collect Qualitative Data
This article defines and describes paired depth interviews, discusses conceptualizations of paired depth interviews using Roulston's framework, delineates the strengths and limitations of paired depth interviews, and provides examples of paired depth interviews utilized in helping professions.
Role of exponential type random invexities for asymptotically sufficient efficiency conditions in semi-infinite multi-objective fractional programming
This article introduces several notions of random exponential type asymptotic invexities to establish results to the context of a class of asymptotically sufficient efficiency conditions in semi-infinite multi-objective fractional programing.
Cognitive impairment among World Trade Center responders: Long-term implications of re-experiencing the 9/11 terrorist attacks
This article examines the association between World Trade Center (WTC)-related post-traumatic stress disorder and cognitive impairment in WTC responders.
The deepest X-ray view of high-redshift galaxies: constraints on low-rate black hole accretion
This article exploits the 7 Ms Chandra observations in the Chandra Deep Field-South (CDF-S), the deepest X-ray survey to date, coupled with CANDELS/GOODS-S data, to measure the total X-ray emission arising from 2076 galaxies at 3.5 ≤ z ≤ 6.5.
Glucose or Altered Ceramide Biosynthesis Mediate Oxygen Deprivation Sensitivity Through Novel Pathways Revealed by Transcriptome Analysis in Caenorhabditis elegans
This article discusses how RNA-sequencing analysis was performed to assess how a glucose-supplemented diet and/or a hyl-2 mutation altered the transcriptome.
Biomass burning drives atmospheric nutrient redistribution within forested peatlands in Borneo
This article quantifies the influence of fire on biogeochemical fluxes of nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfur in a 12 ha forested peatland in West Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Reactive oxygen species, abiotic stress and stress combination
This article reviews recent studies on the role of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in abiotic stress in plants, and propose that different abiotic stresses, such as drought, heat, salinity and high light, result in different ROS signatures that determine the specificity of the acclimation response and help tailor it to the exact stress the plant encounters.
Identification of Novel Genomic Islands in Liverpool Epidemic Strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Using Segmentation and Clustering
This article utilizes a recursive segmentation and cluster procedure presented as a genome-mining tool, GEMINI, to decipher genomic islands and understand their contributions to the evolution of virulence and antibiotic resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Redefining Agricultural Residues as Bioenergy Feedstocks
This article presents a review of traits relevant to the development of dual purpose varieties is presented with particular emphasis on stover moisture and stay-green.
Flexible Holographic Fabrication of 3D Photonic Crystal Templates with Polarization Control through a 3D Printed Reflective Optical Element
This article systematically studies the holographic fabrication of three-dimensional (3D) structures using a single 3D printed reflective optical element (ROE), taking advantage of the ease of design and 3D printing of the ROE.
ABA is required for the accumulation of APX1 and MBF1c during a combination of water deficit and heat stress
This article studies the response of mutants impaired in ABA signalling (abi1-1) and biosynthesis (aba1-1) to a combination of water deficit and heat stress.
Blood-Based Biomarkers: A blood screening test for Alzheimer's disease
This article describes the first-ever multiethnic referent sample that spans community-based and clinic-based populations for implementation of an Alzheimer's disease blood screen.
Accumulation of Flavonols over Hydroxycinnamic Acids Favors Oxidative Damage Protetion under Abiotic Stress
This article reports on the characterization of the different antioxidant mechanisms of tomato plants subjected to heat stress, salinity stress, or a combination of both stresses.
Applications of Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance (FT-ICR) and Orbitrap Based High Resolution Mass Spectrometry in Metabolomics and Lipidomics
This review explores the latest developments in Fourier transform mass spectrometry and Orbitrap based metabolomics technology, its advantages and drawbacks for using in metabolomics and lipidomics studies, and development of novel approaches for processing high resolution mass spectrometry data.
Epigenetic Inheritance and Its Role in Evolutionary Biology: Re-Evaluation and New Perspectives
This essay poses an argument for epigenetics having a potentially profound role in our understanding of inheritance, natural selection and evolution, and deserving more attention.
Improved bore-sight calibration for airborne light detection and ranging using planar patches
This article proposes an improved method for bore-sight calibration based on the principles of symmetry of coordinate offsets and low correlations between bore-sight angles.
Cardiovascular function, compliance, and connective tissue remodeling in the turtle, Trachemys scripta, following thermal acclimation
This article suggests that cold acclimation alters cardiac shunting patterns with an increased R-L shunt flow, achieved through reducing systemic resistance and increasing systemic blood flow.
Negative ion photoelectron spectroscopy of P₂N₃⁻: electron affinity and electronic structures of P₂N₃˙
This article reports a negative ion photoelectron spectroscopy (NIPES) and ab initio study of the recently synthesized planar aromatic inorganic ion P₂N₃⁻, to investigate the electronic structures of P₂N₃⁻ and its neutral P₂N₃˙ radical.
Holographic Fabrication of Designed Functional Defect Lines in Photonic Crystal Lattice Using a Spatial Light Modulator
This article reports the holographic fabrication of designed defect lines in photonic crystal lattices through phase engineering using a spatial light modulator.
Towards a Neuronal Gauge Theory
This article proposes that the brain (and other self-organised biological systems) can be characterised via the mathematical apparatus of a gauge theory.
Rapid identification of causative insertions underlying Medicago truncatula Tnt1 mutants defective in symbiotic nitrogen fixation from a forward genetic screen by whole genome sequencing
This article demonstrates that whole genome sequencing is an efficient approach for identification of causative genes underlying symbiotic nitrogen fixation defective phenotypes in Medicago truncatula Tnt1 insertion mutants obtained via forward genetic screens.
Remembering to Ask the Boss: Priming and the Dynamics of Priest Reliance on Bishop Cues
This article assesses the effects of randomly priming priests with varying considerations of their professional responsibilities and relevant constituencies (including parishioner expectations).
Post-hatching development of mitochondrial function, organ mass and metabolic rate in two ectotherms, the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) and the common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina)
This article investigates the metabolism, growth and muscle mitochondrial function in hatchlings of a turtle and a crocodilian, two ectotherms that never develop endothermy.
Genome Sequences of Streptomyces Phages Amela and Verse
This article describes Amela and Verse, two Streptomyces phages isolated by enrichment on Streptomyces venezuelae (ATCC 10712) from two different soil samples.
A toolbox of genes, proteins, metabolites and promoters for improving drought tolerance in soybean includes the metabolite coumestrol and stomatal development genes
This article identifies metabolites, proteins, and genes that are strongly up or down regulated during rapid water stress following remove from a hydroponics system.
ABA Is Required for Plant Acclimation to a Combination of Salt and Heat Stress
This article highlights the important role abscisic acid plays in the acclimation of plants to a combination of two different abiotic stresses.
Are Smoking Cessation Treatments Associated with Suicidality Risk? An Overview
This article explores the relationship between smoking cessation interventions and suicidality and explore common treatments, their associated risks, and effectiveness in promoting smoking reduction and abstinence.
Phenotypic developmental plasticity induced by preincubation egg storage in chicken embryos (Gallus gallus domesticus)
This article investigates how preincubation egg storage conditions (temperature, duration, hypoxia, and hypercapnia) affects viability, body mass, and physiological variables and functions in day 15 chicken embryos.
Leukocyte Subset Changes in Response to a 164-km Road Cycle Ride in a Hot Environment
This article determines the circulating leukocyte subset response to completing the 2013 Hotter'N Hell Hundred recreational 164-km road cycle event in a hot and humid environmental condition.
Transcriptome analysis of secondary cell wall development in Medicago truncatula
This article describes a transcriptome microarray assay and high through-put quantitative real time PCR analysis of Medicago truncatula.
Extreme Empiricism: John Howard, Poetry, and the Thermometrics of Reform
This article examines an outpouring of printed poems and biographical publications in the 1780s and 1790s that sought to shape the public image of the celebrated prison reformer John Howard
A New Way to Understand and Address Women's Health in the Context of Complex Systems: Self-organizing Criticality
This article examines how self-organizing criticality can assist in answering complex questions in health and health care systems.
Flocculation-Related Gene Identification by Whole-Genome Sequencing of Thauera aminoaromatica MZ1T Floc-Defective Mutants
This article discusses the identification of genes responsible for bacterial flocculation using a whole-genome phenotypic-sequencing technique.
Bad Pyrmont Spa
Photo depicts the Bad Pyrmont Spa in western Germany which is known for its therapeutic baths and vapor cave. The paragraph on the bottom of page 70 gives details about the photo and the spa.