Endocrinology 2018 02;159(2):907-930
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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Arch Iran Med 2018 Feb 1;21(2):46-55. Epub 2018 Feb 1.
Digestive Oncology Research Center, Digestive Disease Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Background: Gastrointestinal (GI) neoplasms are among the most common cancers in Iran. This study aimed to measure annual trends in mortality rates from GI cancers in Iran between 1990 and 2015.
Methods: This study was part of an ongoing study termed the 'National and Subnational Burden of Diseases' study in Iran. Read More
J Med Genet 2017 04 31;54(4):236-240. Epub 2017 Jan 31.
Department of Pediatrics, King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC)/Ministry of National Guard-Health Affairs (MNG-HA), King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC)/King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS), Riyadh , Saudi Arabia.
Background: Autosomal-recessive non-syndromic intellectual disability (ARNS-ID) is an aetiologically heterogeneous disorder. Although little is known about the function of human cereblon (CRBN), its relationship to mild cognitive deficits suggests that it is involved in the basic processes of human memory and learning.
Objectives: We aim to identify the genetic cause of intellectual disability and self-mutilation in a consanguineous Saudi family with five affected members. Read More
Int J Neural Syst 2016 Aug 16;26(5):1650040. Epub 2016 May 16.
3 Group for Automation in Signal and Communications, Technical University of Madrid, ETSI Telecomunicación, 28040 Madrid, Spain.
In this paper, we use the neural property known as intrinsic plasticity to develop neural network models that resemble the koniocortex, the fourth layer of sensory cortices. These models evolved from a very basic two-layered neural network to a complex associative koniocortex network. In the initial network, intrinsic and synaptic plasticity govern the shifting of the activation function, and the modification of synaptic weights, respectively. Read More
Am J Clin Nutr 2015 Jul 27;102(1):102-8. Epub 2015 May 27.
Digestive Oncology Research Center, Digestive Diseases Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran;
Background: Dietary factors have been hypothesized to affect the risk of esophageal cancer via different mechanisms, but the intake of minerals is understudied and the evidence is conflicting.
Objective: The objective was to evaluate the associations of dietary intake of minerals with risk of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC).
Design: We used data from the Golestan Cohort Study, which was launched in a high-risk region for esophageal cancer in Iran. Read More
J Trace Elem Med Biol 2011 Jul 30;25(3):181-7. Epub 2011 Aug 30.
Aswan Faculty of Science, South Valley University, 81528 Aswan, Egypt.
The significance of the nutritional roles of trace metals (includes some heavy metals) is widely recognized, since these elements are as constituent components of many metal proteins and metalloenzymes serum trace metals levels, and their ratios are frequently reported to be good marker for diagnosing various diseases. Trace metals play an important role in liver disease particularly liver degeneration. Influence of trace elements has been studied in a large number of viruses belonging to different groups. Read More