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Integrated Grain and Forage Rotations

Producers are interested in growing forages in rotation with grain crops. Many producers are interested in diversifying their operations to include livestock or grow feed for the livestock industry. By integrating forages into the cropping system producers can take advantage of more markets and reduce market risk. Forages require less water to make a crop than grain crops, so the ...

Quality measures of reconstruction filters for stereoscopic volume rendering

filters for stereoscopic Quality measures of reconstruction volume rendering David A. T. Roberts Ioannis Ivrissimtzis In direct volume rendering (DVR), the choice of reconstruction filter can have ... can describe 3D scenes containing 1 School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, Durham University, Durham, DH1 3LE, UK. E-mail: D. A. T. Roberts, ( ); I. Ivrissimtzis, . Manuscript received: 2015-11

Prediction of Small for Gestational Age Infants in Healthy Nulliparous Women Using Clinical and Ultrasound Risk Factors Combined with Early Pregnancy Biomarkers

Objective Most small for gestational age pregnancies are unrecognised before birth, resulting in substantial avoidable perinatal mortality and morbidity. Our objective was to develop multivariable prediction models for small for gestational age combining clinical risk factors and biomarkers at 15±1 weeks’ with ultrasound parameters at 20±1 weeks’ gestation. Methods Data from 5606 ...

Atrial fibrillation after electrical cardioversion in elderly patients: a role for arterial stiffness? Results from a preliminary study

Background and aims Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most frequent arrhythmia of the elderly, and electrical cardioversion (ECV) is a common procedure, although incidence of recurrences remains high. We evaluated the possible association between arterial stiffness (AS) and the persistence or recurrence of AF in elderly patients after ECV. Methods We enrolled all subjects undergoing ...

CANDLE SYNDROME: Orofacial manifestations and dental implications

A South African girl with CANDLE Syndrome is reported with emphasis on the orodental features and dental management. Clinical manifestations included short stature, wasting of the soft tissue of the arms and legs, erythematous skin eruptions and a prominent abdomen due to hepatosplenomegaly. Generalized microdontia, confirmed by tooth measurement and osteopenia of her jaws, ...

Fallow Replacement Crop (Cover Crops, Annual Forages, and Short-Season Grain Crops) Effects on Available Soil Water

License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. Authors J. D. Holman, T. Roberts, S. Maxwell, I. Kisekka, and A. Obour This Cropping and Tillage Systems article is

Spatial patterns of incident malaria cases and their household contacts in a single clinic catchment area of Chongwe District, Zambia

4 Bryan S Carter 1 Sarah T Roberts 6 Sisa Hatwiinda 2 Busiku Hamainza 5 Moonga Hawela 5 Frank C Curriero 3 0 University of Alabama at Birmingham , 1900 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35294 , USA

Abnormal Pregnancy Outcomes in Mice Using an Induced Periodontitis Model and the Haematogenous Migration of Fusobacterium nucleatum Sub-Species to the Murine Placenta

Objectives To investigate if there is subspecies specific migration to the placenta by Fusobacterium nucleatum (Fn) and to determine whether experimentally induced periodontitis results in adverse pregnancy outcomes (APO) in mice. Methods Periodontitis was induced in pregnant mice using an inoculum of Fn and Porphyromonas gingivalis. In parallel, four sub-species of Fn were ...

Estimating PMTCT's Impact on Heterosexual HIV Transmission: A Mathematical Modeling Analysis

Introduction Prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) strategies include combined short-course antiretrovirals during pregnancy (Option A), triple-drug antiretroviral treament (ART) during pregnancy and breastfeeding (Option B), or lifelong ART (Option B+). The WHO also recommends ART for HIV treatment and prevention of sexual transmission of HIV. The impact of PMTCT ...

Vitamin D Receptor Gene Ablation in the Conceptus Has Limited Effects on Placental Morphology, Function and Pregnancy Outcome

Vitamin D deficiency has been implicated in the pathogenesis of several pregnancy complications attributed to impaired or abnormal placental function, but there are few clues indicating the mechanistic role of vitamin D in their pathogenesis. To further understand the role of vitamin D receptor (VDR)-mediated activity in placental function, we used heterozygous Vdr ablated C57Bl6 ...

Integrative transcriptome meta-analysis reveals widespread sex-biased gene expression at the human fetal–maternal interface

: 1537 - 1550 . Buckberry S , Bent SJ , Bianco-Miotto T , Roberts CT . massiR: a method for predicting the sex of samples in gene expression microarray datasets . Bioinformatics. 2014a; doi:10 .1093 ... /bioinformatics/btu161. Buckberry S , Bianco-Miotto T , Roberts CT . Imprinted and X-linked non-coding RNAs as potential regulators of human placental function . Epigenetics 2014b; 9 : 81 - 89 . Carrel L , Willard

massiR: a method for predicting the sex of samples in gene expression microarray datasets

Summary: High-throughput gene expression microarrays are currently the most efficient method for transcriptome-wide expression analyses. Consequently, gene expression data available through public repositories have largely been obtained from microarray experiments. However, the metadata associated with many publicly available expression microarray datasets often lacks sample sex ...

Extremely Low Microsatellite Diversity but Distinct Population Structure in a Long-Lived Threatened Species, the Australian Lungfish Neoceratodus forsteri (Dipnoi)

The Australian lungfish is a unique living representative of an ancient dipnoan lineage, listed as ‘vulnerable’ to extinction under Australia’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. Historical accounts indicate this species occurred naturally in two adjacent river systems in Australia, the Burnett and Mary. Current day populations in other rivers are ...

Quantitative Allele-Specific Expression and DNA Methylation Analysis of H19, IGF2 and IGF2R in the Human Placenta across Gestation Reveals H19 Imprinting Plasticity

of EpigenDx for their pyrosequencing technical assistance and expertise. The authors would also like to thank all members of the Claire T Roberts Placental Development Laboratory for helpful

Psychological effects of treatment with new oral anticoagulants in elderly patients with atrial fibrillation: a preliminary report

` Marchionni 0 1 0 F. Cardini S. Manetti School of Nursing, University of Florence , Florence, Italy 1 S. Fumagalli (&) A. T. Roberts S. Boni D. Gabbai S. Calvani M. Casalone Rinaldi F. Tarantini N. Marchionni

Cost-Effectiveness of Coronary Artery Calcium Testing for Coronary Heart and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Prediction to Guide Statin Allocation: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)

University , Miami, FL , United States of America 1 Academic Editor: Ewout W Steyerberg, University Medical Center Rotterdam , NETHERLANDS - Funding: Eric T. Roberts received financial support from a T32

Role of Disulfide Cross-Linking of Mutant SOD1 in the Formation of Inclusion-Body-Like Structures

Background Pathologic aggregates of superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) harboring mutations linked to familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (fALS) have been shown to contain aberrant intermolecular disulfide cross-links. In prior studies, we observed that intermolecular bonding was not necessary in the formation of detergent- insoluble SOD1 complexes by mutant SOD1, but we were unable ...

Age, left atrial dimension and arterial stiffness after external cardioversion of atrial fibrillation. A vascular component in arrhythmia maintenance? Results from a preliminary study

. Fumagalli (&) D. Gabbai B. Nreu A. T. Roberts S. Boni A. Ceccofiglio S. Fracchia S. Baldasseroni F. Tarantini N. Marchionni Intensive Care Unit and Geriatric Arrhythmology Unit, Division of Geriatric

The association of maternal ACE A11860G with small for gestational age babies is modulated by the environment and by fetal sex: a multicentre prospective case–control study

We aimed to determine whether the ACE A11860G genotype is associated with small for gestational age babies (SGA) and to determine whether the association is affected by environmental factors and fetal sex. Overall, 3234 healthy nulliparous women with singleton pregnancies, their partners and babies were prospectively recruited in Adelaide, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand. Data ...

The interaction between the maternal BMI and angiogenic gene polymorphisms associates with the risk of spontaneous preterm birth

Obesity is associated with an increased level of inflammation. Interactions between inflammatory and angiogenic pathways are implicated in the major pregnancy disorders. The aim of this study was to investigate whether functional polymorphisms in angiogenesis-regulating genes (VEGFA rs699947, VEGFA rs3025039, KDR rs2071559 and ANGPT1 rs2507800) interact with the maternal BMI to ...