Nat Chem Biol 2021 04;17(4):363-368
Department of Chemistry, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA.
Bioresour Technol 2021 Sep 8;342:125853. Epub 2021 Sep 8.
Dipartimento di Ingegneria, Università di Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, Ed. 8, Palermo 90128, Italy. Electronic address:
The aim of this work was to study the effect of volatile suspended solid (VSS) and pH on volatile fatty acids (VFA) production from waste activated sludge (WAS) fermentation by means of batch tests. The final goal was to gain insights to enhance VFA stream quality, with the novelty of using WAS with high sludge retention time. Results revealed that the optimum conditions to maximize VFAs and minimize nutrients and non-VFA sCOD are a VSS concentration of 5. Read More
Mar Pollut Bull 2021 Sep 15;173(Pt A):112948. Epub 2021 Sep 15.
PHA Consulting Associates, Canning, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Marine debris, particularly plastic debris is a ubiquitous global pervasive problem. The international community recognizes that a reduction in plastic debris density is central to sustainable ocean use based on reduction performance metrics. Although many national databases already exist or are being developed, an internationally accepted index of plastic debris density does not currently exist. Read More
Neuroimage 2021 Sep 15:118579. Epub 2021 Sep 15.
Department of Physics, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA. Electronic address:
Large, open datasets have emerged as important resources in the field of human connectomics. In this review, the evolution of data sharing involving magnetic resonance imaging is described. A summary of the challenges and progress in conducting reproducible data analyses is provided, including description of recent progress made in the development of community guidelines and recommendations, software and data management tools, and initiatives to enhance training and education. Read More
Urology 2021 Sep 15. Epub 2021 Sep 15.
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Objective: To provide a conceptual framework to guide investigations into burdens of noncancerous genitourinary conditions (NCGUCs), which are extensive and poorly understood.Methods: The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) convened a workshop of diverse, interdisciplinary researchers and health professionals to identify known and hidden burdens of NCGUCs that must be measured to estimate the comprehensive burden. Following the meeting, a subgroup of attendees (authors of this article) continued to meet to conceptualize burden. Read More
J Am Board Fam Med 2021 Sep-Oct;34(5):1055-1065
From the University of Minnesota, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Minneapolis, MN (JMB, CP, JTP, PA, SP, DF, DW, JB, KAL, MLA, AB).
Background: The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota engaged in a 5-year transformation to expand research and scholarship opportunities to all faculty. A harmonization framework was used to integrate the 3 missions of clinical care, education, and research to ensure that research and scholarship were an ongoing focus of the department.Methods: The key elements of our transformation included as follows: (1) a general culture of inquiry, (2) harmonized leadership, (3) training and mentoring, and (4) infrastructure and resources. Read More