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Emollient use alters skin barrier and microbes in infants at risk for developing atopic dermatitis

Background Emollients are a mainstay of treatment in atopic dermatitis (AD), a disease distinguished by skin bacterial dysbiosis. However, changes in skin microbiota when emollients are used as a potential AD preventative measure in infants remain incompletely characterized. Results We compared skin barrier parameters, AD development, and bacterial 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequences ...

Sexing of chicken eggs by fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy through the shell membrane

In order to provide an alternative to day-old chick culling in the layer hatcheries, a noninvasive method for egg sexing is required at an early stage of incubation before onset of embryo sensitivity. Fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy of blood offers the potential for precise and contactless in ovo sex determination of the domestic chicken (Gallus gallus f. dom.) eggs already ...

The implications of the United Nations Paris Agreement on climate change for globally significant biodiversity areas

Climate change is already affecting species and their distributions. Distributional range changes have occurred and are projected to intensify for many widespread plants and animals, creating associated risks to many ecosystems. Here, we estimate the climate change-related risks to the species in globally significant biodiversity conservation areas over a range of climate ...

Una aproximación de la literatura científica sobre la relación entre reconocimiento de emociones, deterioro cognitivo y demencias

ResumenEl envejecimiento es un proceso natural y gradual de la vida, en el cual se puede presentar el deterioro cognitivo, que se entiende como la disminución del rendimiento en al menos un dominio cognitivo; los dos grandes grupos de este son el deterioro cognitivo leve y las demencias, que se clasifican dependiendo de sus características y etiología. Las emociones son procesos ...

Space as a tool for analysis: Examining digital learning spaces

Over the past decade we have seen a rise in the adoption and proliferation of social technologies, and along with these a move to build on the capacity to embrace new pedagogies and practices that can open our boundaries for both teaching and learning. How do we determine what we mean by space specifically in online environments and how can we examine whether our intentions for ...

Partially Local Multi-way Alignments

Multiple sequence alignments are an essential tool in bioinformatics and computational biology, where they are used to represent the mutual evolutionary relationships and similarities between a set of DNA, RNA, or protein sequences. More recently they have also received considerable interest in other application domains, in particular in comparative linguistics. Multiple sequence ...

Vitamin D status and its relation to exercise performance and iron status in young ice hockey players

Objectives The aim was to examine the association between serum vitamin D concentration and isometric strength of various muscle groups, vertical jump performance, and repeated sprint ability in young ice hockey players. The secondary aim was to determine the association between vitamin D deficiency and indices of iron status. Methods Fifty male ice hockey players (17.2±0.9 years) ...

Do business games foster skills? A cross-cultural study from learners' views

Purpose: This study seeks to analyse students’ perception of the effectiveness of business games as an e-learning method in management training. This analysis of games’ effectiveness is centred in the generic and managerial skills acquired, through the comparison of students’ opinions in different cultural contexts within Europe.Design/methodology/approach: The analysis focuses on ...

Data quality analysis and cleaning strategy for wireless sensor networks

The quality of data in wireless sensor networks has a significant impact on decision support, and data cleaning is an effective way to improve data quality. However, if the data cleaning strategies are not correctly designed, it might result in an unsatisfactory cleaning effect with increased system cleaning costs. Initially, data quality evaluation indicators and their measurement ...

Properties of Bangdiwala’s <Emphasis Type=

Cohen’s kappa is the most widely used coefficient for assessing interobserver agreement on a nominal scale. An alternative coefficient for quantifying agreement between two observers is Bangdiwala’s B. To provide a proper interpretation of an agreement coefficient one must first understand its meaning. Properties of the kappa coefficient have been extensively studied and are well ...

Strategic predictors of performance in a divided attention task

In this study we investigate the strategies of subjects in a complex divided attention task. We conducted a series of experiments with ten participants and evaluated their performance. After an extensive analysis, we identified four strategic measures that justify the achievement of the participants, by highlighting the individual differences and predicting performance in a ...

A Large-Scale Reanalysis of Childhood Fitness and Inhibitory Control

The aim of this study was to reanalyze several datasets to investigate the relation of childhood aerobic fitness on cognition via a number of task performance outcomes and the P3 event-related brain potential component during a modified flanker task, which modulates inhibitory control demands. In a sample of 702 preadolescent children (ages 8–11; 342 females), demographic measures ...

Integration of Host and Virus Gene Expression for Chickens Response to Avian Leukosis Virus Challenge

The tumorigenesis caused by avian leukosis virus (ALV) occurs through a complex regulatory architecture. , We applied a novel methodology to jointly analyze four different types of datasets: mRNA expression, the associated regulatory factors of miRNA and lncRNA, and ALV gene expression. The pathway analysis shows that combined analysis produced more informative results than single ...

Relaxation mode analysis for molecular dynamics simulations of proteins

Molecular dynamics simulation is a powerful method for investigating the structural stability, dynamics, and function of biopolymers at the atomic level. In recent years, it has become possible to perform simulations on time scales of the order of milliseconds using special hardware. However, it is necessary to derive the important factors contributing to structural change or ...