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Evaluating the longitudinal risk of social vigilance on atherosclerosis: study protocol for the North Texas Heart Study
This article proposes a longitudinal measurement burst design to examine psychosocial determinants of subclinical atherosclerosis.
Descriptors for Pentane-2,4-dione and Its Derivatives
This article uses equations for partition coefficients of compounds from water and the gas phase to various solvents to obtain descriptors for pentane-2,4-dione and 21 of its derivatives.
Inadequate thermal refuge constrains landscape habitability for a grassland bird species
This article uses the northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) as a model species for studying how microclimates serve as refuge against severe weather conditions.
Oral spore-based probiotic supplementation was associated with reduced incidence of post-prandial dietary endotoxin, triglycerides, and disease risk biomarkers
This article contains a study to determine if 30-d of oral spore-based probiotic supplementation could reduce dietary endotoxemia.
Epigenetic reprogramming converts human Wharton's jelly mesenchymal stem cells into functional cardiomyocytes by differential regulation of Wnt mediators
This article studies the differentiation of human Wharton's jelly mesenchymal stem cells into the cardiomyocyte lineage via epigenetic manipulations.
An updated understanding of Texas bumble bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) species presence and potential distributions in Texas, USA
This article aims to update existing Texas bumble bee presence databases, model statewide species distributions, and identify conservation target areas.
Porphyrinoid rotaxanes: building a mechanical picket fence
This article describes the active template CuAAC synthesis of interlocked triazole functionalised porphyrinoids in excellent yield.
Extensive shared polymorphism at non-MHC immune genes in recently diverged North American prairie grouse
This article investigates the patterns of shared polymorphism and selection at non-MHC immune genes in five grouse species from Centrocercus and Tympanuchus genera.
Tailoring seed oil composition in the real world: optimising omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid accumulation in transgenic Camelina sativa
This article discusses the further tailoring of the seed oil profile to reduce the omega-6 content, and an evaluation of the performance of such GM plants under field conditions in terms of agronomic performance and the lipidomic profile of seed oil.
A Brief History of Insecticides and Quail
This paper examines the types of insecticides that have been used in the United States, how quail could be exposed to these substances, and how they may have contributed to declining quail populations.
An Evaluation of Northern Bobwhite Conservation Research: A Call for Large-Scale Studies
This paper reviews current and historical studies that have facilitated the implementation of management techniques on multiple scales.
Predicting Northern Bobwhite Habitat in Semiarid Rangeland Using LANDSAT Imagery
This paper discusses a classification on 4 LANDSAT scenes of Clay County, Texas, from July and December 2015 to identify bobwhite habitat in subhumid and semiarid rangeland.
Retention and Efficacy of Citizen Scientist Volunteers of the Texas Quail Index
This paper discusses volunteer retention and efficacy for the Texas Quail Index.
Translocation as a Population Restoration Technique for Northern Bobwhites: A Review and Synthesis
This paper includes a review and recommendation by the National Bobwhite Technical Committee Science Subcommittee, along with a discussion of the state of science on key aspects of bobwhite conservation, best management practices for translocation, and ways to reduce uncertainty about implementation.
Association between CYP2D6 Genotypes and the Risk of Antidepressant Discontinuation, Dosage Modification and the Occurrence of Maternal Depression during Pregnancy
This article investigates the association between CYP2D6 genotype and the risk of antidepressant discontinuation, dosage modification, and the occurrence of maternal CYP2D6, Antidepressants, Depression during pregnancy.
Tales of diversity: Genomic and morphological characteristics of forty-six Arthrobacter phages
This article describes the isolation and genomic characterization of 46 phages from environmental samples at various geographic locations in the U.S. infecting a single Arthrobacter sp. strain.
Genome Sequences of Five Streptomyces Bacteriophages Forming Cluster BG
This article discusses the isolation of five novel phages, which were used to established the cluster BF, using Streptomyces griseus subsp. griseus strain ATcC 10137 as the host.
Art therapy and music reminiscence activity in the prevention of cognitive decline: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
This article explores the feasibility of using art therapy and music reminiscence activity to improve the cognition of community living elderly with mild cognitive impairment.
Developmental transcriptomic analyses for mechanistic insights into critical pathways involved in embryogenesis of pelagic mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus)
This article characterizes the developmental transcriptome of mahi-mahi by means of high throughput sequencing at three critical developmental stages.
Health Information on the Web and Consumers’ Perspectives on Health Professionals’ Responses to Information Exchange
This article provides preliminary information on users' perceptions of the extent to which use of the Internet for health information impacts medical encounters.
Toward a More Rational Design of the Direct Synthesis of Aniline: A Density Functional Theory Study
This article uses plane-wave density functional theory calculations to investigate the direct amination of benzene catalyzed by a Ni(111) surface to explore the reaction intermediates and to understand the role of nickel in this reaction.
The role of the 5f valence orbitals of early actinides in chemical bonding 5f valence orbiatls of early actinides in chemical bonding
This article illuminates the role of the 5f valence orbitals of uranium, neptunium and plutonium in chemical bonding using advanced spectroscopies.
Heart Performance Determination by Visualization in Larval Fishes: Influence of Alternative Models for Heart Shape and Volume
This article assesses the validity of three different heart models applied to digital images of complete cardiac cycles in larval mahi-mahi and red drum.
Fearful Faces do Not Lead to Faster Attentional Deployment in Individuals with Elevated Psychopathic Traits
This article discusses a gaze-cueing experiment in which the predictivity of a gaze-cue was manipulated to assess the degree to which individuals with elevated psychopathic traits can use contextual information.
Gold at what cost? Another megaproject threatens biodiversity in the Amazon
This article summarizes three controversial aspects of the Volta Grande project.
Calculation of Five Thermodynamic Molecular Descriptors by Means of a General Computer Algorithm Based on the Group-Additivity Method: Standard Enthalpies of Vaporization, Sublimation and Solvation, and Entropy of Fusion of Ordinary Organic Molecules and Total Phase-Change Entropy of Liquid Crystals
This article presents the calculation of the standard enthalpies of vaporization, sublimation and solvation of organic molecules using a common computer algorithm on the basis of a group-additivity method.
Cardiorespiratory physiological phenotypic plasticity in developing air-breathing anabantid fishes (Betta splendens and Trichopodus trichopterus)
This article discusses development plasticity of cardiorespiratory physiology in two air-breathing anabantid fishes.
Dioxygen: What Makes This Triplet Diradical Kinetically Persistent?
This article examines experimental heats of formation and enthalpies obtained from G4 calculations to find that the resonance stabilization of the two unpaired electrons in triplet O₂, relative to the unpaired electrons in two hydroxyl radicals, amounts to 100 kcal/mol.
Self-organizing Complex Networks: individual versus global rules
This article introduces a form of Self-organized Criticality (SOC) inspired by the new generation of evolutionary game theory, which ranges from physiology to sociology.
Computational investigation of O₂ diffusion through an intra-molecular tunnel in AlkB; influence of polarization on O₂ transport
This article discusses the use of computational simulations to investigate possible migration pathways inside AlkB for O₂ molecules.
Further calculations on solubility of 2-chloro-3-(trifluoromethyl)pyridine in ethanol + 1-propanol solvent mixtures at various temperatures
This article reports on the reanalysis of reported calculations on solubility data of 2-chloro-3-(trifluoromethyl)pyridine in binary ethanol + 1-propanol solvent mixtures at various temperatures, and several additional points regarding the correlations.
Sexual identity and risk behavior among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Accra, Ghana and Lomẻ, Togo
This article studies the impact of homonegativity on risky sexual behavior among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Ghana and Togo (West Africa) using a mixed method approach.
Commentary on "Correlation of solubility of hexamethylene-1,6-bisthiosulphate disodium salt dihydrate versus dielectric constants of water + ethanol mixtures"
This article discusses the finding that Apelblat model equation coefficients are found to give calculated mole fractions that exceed unity for the solubility of hexamethylene-1,6-bisthiosulphate disodium salt dihydrate dissolved in binary aqueous-ethanol solvent mixtures.
Brassinosteroid Mediated Cell Wall Remodeling in Grasses under Abiotic Stress
This article focuses on recent advances in brassinosteroid-regulated cell wall biosynthesis and remodeling in response to stresses, comparing the authors' understanding of the mechanisms in grass species with those in the more studied dicots.
Genetically engineered probiotic for the treatment of phenylketonuria (PKU); assessment of a novel treatment in vitro and in the PAHᵉⁿᵘ² mouse model of PKU
This article describes the testing of a phenylalanine lyase gene from Anabaena variabilis (AvPAL) codon-optimized and cloned into a shuttle vector for expression in Lactobacillus reuteri 100-23C (pHENOMMenal).
Environmental vibrios represent a source of antagonistic compounds that inhibit pathogenic Vibrio cholerae and Vibrio parahaemolyticus strains
This article predicts that marine-derived bacteria should inhibit Vibrio pathogens and may be a source of unique antibiotic compounds.
Behavioral Economic Tools for Promotion of Physical Activity
This book chapter describes two key behavioral economic constructs and four key behavioral economic tools and their application to physical activity.
MALDI-MS Imaging of Urushiols in Poison Ivy Stem
This article reports on the first analysis of urushiols in poison ivy stems by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-mass spectrometry imaging (MALDI-MSI).
Coupling of Surface Plasmon Polariton in Al-Doped ZnO with Fabry-Pérot Resonance for Total Light Absorption
This article presents finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) simulations on total light absorption (TLA) resulting from the coupling of a surface plasmon polariton (SPP) with Fabry-Pérot (F-P) resonance in a three-layer structure consisting of an AZO square lattice hole array, a spacer, and a layer of silver.
Erratum to: More Comprehensive Forensic Genetic Marker Analyses for Accurate Human Remains Identification Using Massively Parallel DNA Sequencing
This article provides erratum for the article "More Comprehensive Forensic Genetic Marker Analyses for Accurate Human Remains Identification Using Massively Parallel DNA Sequencing," which incorrectly deleted an author from the author list.
Interactions between mitoNEET and NAF-1 in cells
This article uses yeast two-hybrid to demonstrate through vivo bimolecular fluorescence complementation (BiFC), direct coupling analysis (DCA), RNA-sequencing, ROS and iron imaging, and single and double shRNA lines with suppressed mNT, NAF-1 and mNT/NAF-1 expression, that mNT and NAF-1 directly interact in mammalian cells and could function in the same cellular pathway.
Direct Graphene Growth on Metal Oxides by Molecular Epitaxy
Patent relating to the controlled, layer-by-layer growth of graphene on a useful, magnetizable/and or insulating substrate using molecular beam epitaxy (MBE).
Morphology and cardiac physiology are differentially affected by temperature in developing larvae of the marine fish mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus)
This article investigates the influence of water temperature on cardiac plasticity in developing mahi-mahi.
Adjusting Sowing Dates Improved Potato Adaptation to Climate Change in Semiarid Region, China
This article examines how potato production can be improved by altering planting date in China’s semiarid region, thus improving potato adaptation to climate change.
Virtual Reality for Research in Social Neuroscience
This article discusses the potential of virtual reality for enhancing ecological validity while maintaining experimental control in social neuroscience research.
Extremality and dynamically defined measures, part I: Diophantine properties of quasi-decaying measures
This article presents a new method of proving the Diophantine extremality of various dynamically defined measures, vastly expanding the class of measures known to be extremal.
Dry season limnological conditions and basin geology exhibit complex relationships with δ¹³C and δ¹⁵N of carbon sources in four Neotropical floodplains
This article assesses the potential for basin geology and local limnological conditions to predict stable carbon and nitrogen isotope values of six carbon sources at multiple locations in four Neotropical floodplain ecosystems (Paranaá , Pantanal, Araguaia, and Amazon).
A comparison of least squares regression and geographically weighted regression modeling of West Nile virus risk based on environmental parameters
This article discusses the effectiveness of utilizing local spatial variations in environmental data to uncover the statistical relationships between West Nile Virus (WNV) risk and environmental factors.
Breast Cancer Stem-Like Cells Are Inhibited by Diosgenin, a Steroidal Saponin, by the Attenuation of the Wnt β-Catenin Signaling via the Wnt Antagonist Secreted Frizzled Related Protein-4
This article describes findings that demonstrate the affect of diosgenin (DG) on inhibiting the resilient breast cancer stem cells (CSCs) which could provide a benchmark for the development of DG-based therapies in breast cancer treatment.
Social Reward Questionaire--Adolescent Version and its association with callous-unemotional traits
This article describes a study in which the adult Social Reward Questionnaire is adapted for use with adolescents.