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Evaluation of health benefits and harms of the breast cancer screening programme in the Basque Country using discrete event simulation

. The Gothenburg Breast Screening Trial. Cancer . 2003 ; 97 : 2387 - 96 . 5. Arrospide A , Forne C , Rue M , Tora N , Mar J , Bare M. An assessment of existing models for individualized breast cancer risk ... Protection (ed). Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities; 2006 . 14. Comas M , Arrospide A , Mar J , Sala M , Vilaprinyo E , Hernandez C , et al. Budget impact analysis of

Glycerol Production from Glucose and Fructose by 3T3-L1 Cells: A Mechanism of Adipocyte Defense from Excess Substrate

Cultured adipocytes (3T3-L1) produce large amounts of 3C fragments; largely lactate, depending on medium glucose levels. Increased glycolysis has been observed also in vivo in different sites of rat white adipose tissue. We investigated whether fructose can substitute glucose as source of lactate, and, especially whether the glycerol released to the medium was of lipolytic or ...

The impact of health literacy and life style risk factors on health-related quality of life of Australian patients

Australia; Professor Grant Russell (Chief investigator) Monash University Australia; Professor Chris Del Mar (Associate Investigator) Bond University Australia; Dr Jane Lloyd (Associate Investigator ... . Optimal health literacy measurement for the clinical setting: a systematic review . Patient Educ Couns . 2015 ; 98 : 1295 - 307 . 42. Joshi C , Jayasinghe UW , Parker S , Del Mar C , Russell G , Lloyd J

Apaf1 inhibition promotes cell recovery from apoptosis

. COMPLIANCE WITH ETHICS GUIDELINES Anna Gortat, Mónica Sancho, Laura Mondragón, Àngel Messeguer, Enrique Pérez-Payá and Mar Orzáez declare that they have no conflict of interest. This article does not contain

Subtle Gardeners: Inland Predators Enrich Local Topsoils and Enhance Plant Growth

Inland vertebrate predators could enrich of nutrients the local top soils in the area surrounding their nests and dens by depositing faeces, urine, and prey remains and, thus, alter the dynamics of plant populations. Surprisingly, and in contrast with convincing evidence from coastal habitats, whether and how this phenomenon occurs in inland habitats is largely uncertain even ...

The first meeting of the European Register of Cystic Echinococcosis (ERCE)

Mar 2016 . 21. European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Panel on Animal Health and Welfare , 2015 . Echinococcus multilocularis infection in animals . EFSA J 2015 ; 13 ( 12 ): 4373 [129 pp]. http ... ://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/pub/4373. Accessed 1 Mar 2016

Depression as a Risk Factor for the Initial Presentation of Twelve Cardiac, Cerebrovascular, and Peripheral Arterial Diseases: Data Linkage Study of 1.9 Million Women and Men

Background Depression is associated with coronary heart disease and stroke, but associations with a range of pathologically diverse cardiovascular diseases are not well understood. We examine the risk of 12 cardiovascular diseases according to depression status (history or new onset). Methods Cohort study of 1,937,360 adult men and women, free from cardiovascular disease at ...

The prevalence of excessive weight in Balearic Islands’ young and middle-aged women and its association with social and socioeconomic factors: a ten-year trend (2000–2010)

Background Knowledge about trends in the socioeconomic patterning of overweight and obesity in women provides insights into the nature of the obesity epidemic. Therefore the aim was to assess a ten-year trend (2000–2010) in the prevalence of excessive weight in Balearic Islands’ women and its association with socioeconomic factors. Method Young (18–35 year-old) and middle-aged ...

General Practitioner Antimicrobial Stewardship Programme Study (GAPS): protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial

. 2011 ; 52 Suppl 5 : S397 - 428 . 11. Mc Kenzie D , Rawlins MD , Del Mar C. Antimicrobial stewardship: what's it all about? Aust Prescr . 2013 ; 36 : 116 - 20 . 12. Antibiotic resistance: a problem for ... rates for acute respiratory-tract infections: a multinational, cluster, randomised, factorial, controlled trial . Lancet . 2013 ; 382 ( 9899 ): 1175 - 82 . 20. Spurling GK , Del Mar CB , Dooley L , Foxlee

Jellyfish Stings Trigger Gill Disorders and Increased Mortality in Farmed Sparus aurata (Linnaeus, 1758) in the Mediterranean Sea

de Pêche et d'Aquaculture-Bizerte, Bizerte, Tunisia, 5 Faculté des Sciences de Bizerte, Jarzouna, Tunisia, 6 Institut de Ciències del Mar , ICM-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain, 7 CONISMA, Consorzio Nazionale ... review . Mar Ecol Prog Ser . 2007 ; 350 : 153 - 174 . 2. Rodger HD , Henry L , Mitchell SO . Non-infectious gill disorders of marine salmonid fish . Rev Fish Biol Fish . 2011 ; 21 : 423 - 440 . 3. Baxter

Beyond objective testing and peer assessment: alternative ways of assessment in MOOCs

María del Mar Sánchez-Vera Senior lecturer in the Department of Didactics and School Organisation of the Faculty of Education at the University of Murcia and member of the Research into Educational

Key Role of Amino Acid Repeat Expansions in the Functional Diversification of Duplicated Transcription Factors

, Spain 2 Evolutionary Genomics Group, Research Programme on Biomedical Informatics (GRIB), Hospital del Mar Research Institute (IMIM) , Barcelona , Spain 3 Centro de Investigacion Biome`dica en Red en

Variability of Gene Expression Identifies Transcriptional Regulators of Early Human Embryonic Development

; 15 ( 10 ): 1388 - 92 . doi: 10.1101/gr.3820805 PMID: 16204192; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1240081. 4. Mar JC , Rubio R , Quackenbush J. Inferring steady state single-cell gene expression distributions ... the United States of America . 1997 ; 94 ( 3 ): 814 - 9 . PMID: 9023339 ; PubMed Central PMCID : PMC19596 . 13. Mar JC , Matigian NA , Mackay-Sim A , Mellick GD , Sue CM , Silburn PA , et al. Variance

The effects of an Audio Visual Assisted Therapy Aid for Refractory auditory hallucinations (AVATAR therapy): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Background Psychological interventions which adopt an explicitly interpersonal approach are a recent development in the treatment of distressing voices. AVATAR therapy is one such approach which creates a direct dialogue between a voice-hearer and a computerised representation of their persecutory voice (the avatar) through which the person may be supported to gain a sense of ...

Distribution of algal aggregates under summer sea ice in the Central Arctic

The sea ice cover of the Arctic Ocean has changed dramatically in the last decades, and the resulting consequences for the sea-ice-associated ecosystem remain difficult to assess. Algal aggregates underneath sea ice are of great importance for the ice-associated ecosystem and the pelagic-benthic coupling. However, the frequency and distribution of their occurrence is not well ...

RNA-Seq reveals a xenobiotic stress response in the soybean aphid, Aphis glycines, when fed aphid-resistant soybean

Background While much recent research has expanded our understanding of the molecular interactions between aphids and their host plants, it is lacking for the soybean aphid, Aphis glycines. Since its North American invasion, A. glycines has become one of the most damaging insect pests on this important crop. Five soybean genes for host plant resistance to A. glycines have been ...

Selective Pressures Explain Differences in Flower Color among Gentiana lutea Populations

Flower color variation among plant populations might reflect adaptation to local conditions such as the interacting animal community. In the northwest Iberian Peninsula, flower color of Gentiana lutea varies longitudinally among populations, ranging from orange to yellow. We explored whether flower color is locally adapted and the role of pollinators and seed predators as agents of ...

Co-Transcriptomes of Initial Interactions In Vitro between Streptococcus Pneumoniae and Human Pleural Mesothelial Cells

Streptococcus pneumoniae (Spn) is a major causative organism of empyema, an inflammatory condition occurring in the pleural sac. In this study, we used human and Spn cDNA microarrays to characterize the transcriptional responses occurring during initial contact between Spn and a human pleural mesothelial cell line (PMC) in vitro. Using stringent filtering criteria, 42 and 23 Spn ...

How Big Is It Really? Assessing the Efficacy of Indirect Estimates of Body Size in Asian Elephants

/j.biocon. 2008 . 05 .007 10. Jaquet N. A simple photogrammetric technique to measure sperm whales at sea . Mar Mammal Sci . 2006 ; 22 : 862 - 879 . doi: 10 .1111/j.1748- 7692 . 2006 . 00060 .x 11. Lindstedt ... technique for measuring Hector's dolphins (Cephalorhynchus hectori) in the field . Mar Mammal Sci . 2010 ; 26 : 296 - 308 . doi: 10 .1111/j. 1748- 7692 . 2009 . 00326 .x 21. Jeffreys GL , Rowat D , Marshall H

Development of an activity disease score in patients with uveitis (UVEDAI)

To develop a disease activity index for patients with uveitis (UVEDAI) encompassing the relevant domains of disease activity considered important among experts in this field. The steps for designing UVEDAI were: (a) Defining the construct and establishing the domains through a formal judgment of experts, (b) A two-round Delphi study with a panel of 15 experts to determine the ...