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Data inaccessibility at sub-county scale limits implementation of manuresheds.

J Environ Qual 2021 Jul 22. Epub 2021 Jul 22.

Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1575 Linden Drive, Madison, WI, 53705.

The manureshed concept aims to rebalance surplus manure nutrients produced at animal feeding operations (sources) and the demands from nutrient-deficient croplands (sinks) to reduce negative environmental impacts and utilize nutrients more efficiently. Due to water quality implications, studies focused on this re-balancing have typically created domain boundaries that match a particular watershed. However, a majority of agricultural datasets that are used to inform these analyses - specifically, livestock populations - are only available at the county scale, which generally do not match watershed boundaries. Read More

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The potential economic benefits of controlling trypanosomiasis using waterbuck repellent blend in sub-Saharan Africa.

PLoS One 2021 20;16(7):e0254558. Epub 2021 Jul 20.

Country Coordinators of the Pan African Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis (T&T) Eradication Campaign (PATTEC) for Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia, respectively.

Trypanosomiasis is a significant productivity-limiting livestock disease in sub-Saharan Africa, contributing to poverty and food insecurity. In this paper, we estimate the potential economic gains from adopting Waterbuck Repellent Blend (WRB). The WRB is a new technology that pushes trypanosomiasis-transmitting tsetse fly away from animals, improving animals' health and increasing meat and milk productivity. Read More

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Dynamic Evolution and Spatial Convergence of the Virtual Cultivated Land Flow Intensity in China.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 Jul 4;18(13). Epub 2021 Jul 4.

College of Land Management, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, China.

Exploring the flow intensity of virtual cultivated land is the key to improving the ecological compensation and food security policy. This study aimed to analyze the dynamic evolution, spatial convergence, and its affecting factors of the virtual cultivated land flow intensity. The spatial convergence model was used in this study. Read More

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The Surplus Transplant Lung Allocation System in Italy: An Evaluation of the Allocation Process via Stochastic Modeling.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 Jul 3;18(13). Epub 2021 Jul 3.

Unit of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Public Health, Department of Cardiac, Thoracic, Vascular Sciences and Public Health, University of Padova, Via Loredan 18, 35121 Padova, Italy.

Background: Lung transplantation is a specialized procedure used to treat chronic end-stage respiratory diseases. Due to the scarcity of lung donors, constructing fair and equitable lung transplant allocation methods is an issue that has been addressed with different strategies worldwide. This work aims to describe how Italy's "national protocol for the management of surplus organs in all transplant programs" functions through an online app to allocate lung transplants. Read More

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Working towards full eradication of lipid-driven cardiovascular risk?

Neth Heart J 2021 Jul 19. Epub 2021 Jul 19.

Department of Vascular Medicine, Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Lipid-driven cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk is caused by atherogenic apolipoprotein B (apoB) particles containing low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), triglycerides and lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] and resembles a large and modifiable proportion of the total CVD risk. While a surplus of novel lipid-lowering therapies has been developed in recent years, management of lipid-driven CVD risk in the Netherlands remains suboptimal. To lower LDL‑C levels, statins, ezetimibe and proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 inhibiting antibodies are the current standard of therapy. Read More

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Ethical and moral perspectives of individuals who considered/used preimplantation (embryo) genetic testing.

J Genet Couns 2021 Jul 19. Epub 2021 Jul 19.

Department of Psychology, The New School for Social Research, New York, NY, USA.

This study examined perspectives on the ethical implications of preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) among individuals who actually (not hypothetically) used or considered using PGT. Most of the prior patient-centered research on PGT ethics used qualitative designs (9 out of the 11 articles) and focused only on single gene testing. This cross-sectional study used an anonymous online questionnaire; 15 items assessed potential ethical concerns involved in PGT decision-making, including clinical indications for PGT, the greater implications of PGT for society, and unused embryo disposition. Read More

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Fabrication of Cationic Poly(vinyl alcohol) Films Cross-Linked Using Copolymers Containing Quaternary Ammonium Cations, Benzoxaborole, and Carboxy Groups.

ACS Omega 2021 Jul 29;6(27):17531-17544. Epub 2021 Jun 29.

Department of Materials and Life Science, Shizuoka Institute of Science and Technology, 2200-2 Toyosawa, Fukuroi, Shizuoka 437-8555, Japan.

Water-insoluble cationic poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) films were fabricated using a mixed aqueous solution of PVA and poly([2-(methacryloyloxy)ethyl]trimethylammonium chloride (METAC)--methacrylic acid (MAAc)--5-methacrylamido-1,2-benzoxaborole (MAAmBO)) copolymer (3D). The surface of the PVA film is typically negatively charged, and simple fabrication methods for water-insoluble PVA films with cationic surface charges are required to expand their application fields. METAC, which has a permanent positive charge owing to the presence of a quaternary ammonium cation, was selected as the cationic unit. Read More

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SAMM50 is a receptor for basal piecemeal mitophagy and acts with SQSTM1/p62 in OXPHOS-induced mitophagy.

Autophagy 2021 Jul 18:1-3. Epub 2021 Jul 18.

Autophagy Research Group, Department of Medical Biology, University of Tromsø, the Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway.

Mitophagy, the clearance of surplus or damaged mitochondria or mitochondrial parts by autophagy, is important for maintenance of cellular homeostasis. Whereas knowledge on programmed and stress-induced mitophagy is increasing, much less is known about mechanisms of basal mitophagy. Recently, we identified SAMM50 (SAMM50 sorting and assembly machinery component) as a receptor for piecemeal degradation of components of the sorting and assembly machinery (SAM) complex and mitochondrial contact site and cristae organizing system (MICOS) complexes. Read More

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Mechanism for enhancing the growth of mung bean seedlings under simulated microgravity.

NPJ Microgravity 2021 Jul 15;7(1):26. Epub 2021 Jul 15.

Food Research Institute, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, Tsukuba, Japan.

To elucidate a mechanism for enhancing mung bean seedlings' growth under microgravity conditions, we measured growth, gene expression, and enzyme activity under clinorotation (20 rpm), and compared data obtained to those grown under normal gravity conditions (control). An increase in fresh weight, water content, and lengths were observed in the clinostat seedlings, compared to those of the control seedlings. Real-time PCR showed that aquaporin expression and the amylase gene were upregulated under clinorotation. Read More

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From 'Consent or Anonymise' to 'Share and Protect': Facilitating Access to Surplus Tissue for Research Whilst Safeguarding Donor Interests.

Health Care Anal 2021 Jul 14. Epub 2021 Jul 14.

Department of Law, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.

There is significant research value in the secondary use of surplus human tissue which has been removed during clinical care and is stored in diagnostic archives. However, this value is limited without access to information about the person from whom the tissue was removed. As the research value of surplus tissue is often not realised until after the patient's episode of care, it is often the case that no consent has been given for any surplus tissue to be used for research purposes. Read More

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Plant adaptability in karst regions.

J Plant Res 2021 Jul 13. Epub 2021 Jul 13.

Key Laboratory of Ecology of Rare and Endangered Species and Environmental Protection, College of Life Science, Guangxi Normal University, Ministry of Education, Guilin, China.

Karst ecosystems are formed by dissolution of soluble rocks, usually with conspicuous landscape features, such as sharp peaks, steep slopes and deep valleys. The plants in karst regions develop special adaptability. Here, we reviewed the research progresses on plant adaptability in karst regions, including drought, high temperature and light, high-calcium stresses responses and the strategies of water utilization for plants, soil nutrients impact, human interference and geographical traits on karst plants. Read More

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Comparative analysis of oral-gut microbiota between captive and wild long-tailed macaque in Thailand.

Sci Rep 2021 Jul 12;11(1):14280. Epub 2021 Jul 12.

Research Unit of Systems Microbiology, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, 10330, Thailand.

Long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis), distributed in Southeast Asia, are generally used in biomedical research. At present, the expansion of human communities overlapping of macaques' natural habitat causes human-macaque conflicts. To mitigate this problem in Thailand, the National Primate Research Center of Thailand, Chulalongkorn University (NPRCT-CU), was granted the permit to catch the surplus wild-born macaques and transfer them to the center. Read More

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Nitrogen removal through sediment denitrification in the Yangtze Estuary and its adjacent East China Sea: A nitrate limited process during summertime.

Sci Total Environ 2021 Jun 23;795:148616. Epub 2021 Jun 23.

Second Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources, Hangzhou 310012, China; Key Laboratory of Submarine Geosciences, Second Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources, Hangzhou 310012, China.

Nitrogen nutrient surplus is the main cause of a series of environmental problems in the Yangtze Estuary and its adjacent East China Sea (ECS). Denitrification plays an important role in controlling nitrate dynamics and fate in estuarine and coastal environments. We investigated the natural and potential rates of denitrification in the sediments of the Yangtze Estuary and ECS via slurry incubation experiments combined with acetylene inhibition techniques to reveal its contributions to total nitrogen reduction in this hypereutrophic continental shelf area. Read More

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Epigenetic regulation of autophagy: A key modification in cancer cells and cancer stem cells.

World J Stem Cells 2021 Jun;13(6):542-567

Department for BioMedical Research, University of Bern, Bern 3008, Switzerland.

Aberrant epigenetic alterations play a decisive role in cancer initiation and propagation the regulation of key tumor suppressor genes and oncogenes or by modulation of essential signaling pathways. Autophagy is a highly regulated mechanism required for the recycling and degradation of surplus and damaged cytoplasmic constituents in a lysosome dependent manner. In cancer, autophagy has a divergent role. Read More

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Pulsatility protects the endothelial glycocalyx during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

Microcirculation 2021 Jul 9:e12722. Epub 2021 Jul 9.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.

Background: Pulsatile flow protects vital organ function and improves microcirculatory perfusion during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Studies revealed that pulsatile shear stress plays a vital role in microcirculatory function and integrity. The objective of this study was to investigate how pulsatility affects wall shear stress and endothelial glycocalyx components during ECMO. Read More

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A Study of Young Chinese Intentions to Purchase "Online Paid Knowledge": An Extended Technological Acceptance Model.

Front Psychol 2021 21;12:695600. Epub 2021 Jun 21.

School of Statistics and Mathematics, Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou, China.

Under the catalysis of knowledge anxiety and cognitive surplus, knowledge sharing platforms has experienced rapid growth, which has accelerated the integration of knowledge resources online. As with all new successful and sustainable business products, the consumers will play an important role in the future development of online paid knowledge. Therefore, we constructed an extended technological acceptance model by examining factors that influence young Chinese people's willingness to pay for online paid knowledge. Read More

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Does the outcome of fresh embryo transfer affect the outcome of subsequent thawed embryo transfers from sibling oocytes in patients that utilized all their embryos?

Hum Fertil (Camb) 2021 Jul 6:1-7. Epub 2021 Jul 6.

Infertility and IVF Unit, Helen Schneider Hospital for Women, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Hospital, Petach Tikva, Israel.

The association between fresh embryo transfer (ET) outcome and the subsequent frozen-thawed (FET) cycles that follow is not clear, mainly because of incomplete embryo cohort utilization. The aim of this study was to determine if the outcome of a fresh ET affects the frozen cumulative clinical pregnancy (CP) and live birth (LB) rates resulting from the utilization of all surplus embryos from sibling oocytes. Outcome measures were the FET cumulative CP and LB rates. Read More

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Unmasking the demand for masks: Analytics of mandating coronavirus masks.

Metroeconomica 2021 Jul 5;72(3):580-591. Epub 2021 May 5.

Department of Economics Okayama University Okayama Japan.

This paper analytically examines the demand for surgical masks following the recent health precautions due to coronavirus. Using a simple linear demand curve and alternatively examining the impacts of requirements that mandate (a) the wearing of masks by frontline workers; (b) suggested but not required masking by the whole public; and (c) compulsory masking by the whole public. The impacts of the different scenarios on the price elasticity of demand are determined along with the slope (or the rate of change) of elasticity. Read More

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Nitrogen and phosphorus trajectories (1998-2030) under regional development strategy of mainland China.

Sci Total Environ 2021 Jun 26;794:148655. Epub 2021 Jun 26.

Agricultural Clean Watershed Group, Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture, CAAS, Beijing 100081, China.

A good understanding of the nutrient cycle under a regional development strategy is crucial for nutrient management decision-making. Quantitatively assessment of nutrient flow under the regional coordinated development strategy in mainland China can provide scientific reference for achieving global high-quality coordinated economic and agricultural development. In this study, the characteristics of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) flows of agricultural systems in mainland China from 1998 to 2030 were quantified using nutrient flows in food chain environment and resource (NUFER) model. Read More

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Pneumococcal serotype-specific IgG and opsonophagocytic activity in young Japanese patients with asplenia.

Hum Vaccin Immunother 2021 Jul 2:1-5. Epub 2021 Jul 2.

Center for Preventive Medical Sciences, Chiba University, Chiba-shi, Japan.

Patients with asplenia are at high risks of severe infections caused by encapsulated bacteria, particularly . Thirteen-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) and 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23) are recommended for invasive pneumococcal disease prevention; however, little is known about the immunity to pneumococci in young patients with asplenia. We measured pneumococcal serotype-specific IgG (Pn-IgG) levels and pneumococcal opsonophagocytic activity (Pn-OPA) against some PCV13-contained serotypes (1, 3, 5, 6A, 7 F, 19A) in 23 young patients with asplenia using surplus serum samples. Read More

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Perinatal Nutritional and Metabolic Pathways: Early Origins of Chronic Lung Diseases.

Front Med (Lausanne) 2021 15;8:667315. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Translational Experimental Pediatrics-Experimental Pulmonology, Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital Cologne, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany.

Lung development is not completed at birth, but expands beyond infancy, rendering the lung highly susceptible to injury. Exposure to various influences during a critical window of organ growth can interfere with the finely-tuned process of development and induce pathological processes with aberrant alveolarization and long-term structural and functional sequelae. This concept of developmental origins of chronic disease has been coined as perinatal programming. Read More

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Comparison of the effect of insulin glargine and regular insulin on perioperative glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus under insulin treatment during vitrectomy surgery under general anesthesia: A randomized clinical trial study.

Med J Islam Repub Iran 2021 6;35:31. Epub 2021 Mar 6.

Anesthesiology Department, Fatima Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Perioperative glycemic control is an important factor in the clinical management of a patient with diabetes mellitus under surgery. Poorly controlled long-term hyperglycemia not only predisposes individuals to systemic complications of diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular morbidity but also increases the risk of anesthesia and weakens the outcome of the surgery. Given the importance of the issue and the limited studies on glucose control using insulin glargine during surgery, we aimed to investigate the effects of glargine on glucose control in patients with diabetes mellitus during vitrectomy surgery. Read More

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Eating Habits during the COVID-19 Lockdown in Italy: The Nutritional and Lifestyle Side Effects of the Pandemic.

Nutrients 2021 Jun 30;13(7). Epub 2021 Jun 30.

CREA Council for Agricultural Research and Economics-Research Centre for Food and Nutrition, Via Ardeatina 546, 00178 Rome, Italy.

To limit the spread of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, a nationwide lockdown started in Italy in March 2020. In this unpredictable situation, a cross-sectional study using an online questionnaire was carried out by the Observatory on Food Surplus, Recovery and Waste of CREA Food and Nutrition Centre. The aim of this work was to evaluate how Italian habits changed during this period, the determinants of changes, and the effect on food waste prevention. Read More

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Preparation of Lignin-Based High-Ortho Thermoplastic Phenolic Resins and Fibers.

Molecules 2021 Jun 30;26(13). Epub 2021 Jun 30.

Key Laboratory for Forest Resources Conservation and Utilization in the Southwest Mountains of China, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Southwest Forestry University, Kunming 650224, China.

Surplus lignin, which is inefficiently used, is generated in the forestry industry. Currently, most studies use lignin instead of phenol to synthesize thermosetting resins which cannot be reprocessed, thus affecting its application field. Thermoplastic phenolic resin has an orderly structure and excellent molding performance, which can greatly improve its application field and economic value. Read More

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Operational Performance and Load Flexibility Analysis of Japanese Zero Energy House.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 Jun 24;18(13). Epub 2021 Jun 24.

Institute of Mechanical Engineering, Tongji University, Siping Road 1239, Shanghai 200092, China.

ZEHs (Zero Energy House) featuring energy-efficient designs and on-site renewable integration are being widely developed. This study introduced Japanese ZEHs with well-insulated thermal envelopes and investigated their detailed operational performances through on-site measurements and simulation models. Measurement data show that ZEHs effectively damped the variation of indoor air temperature compared to conventional houses, presenting great ability to retain inside heat energy, and are expected to potentially deliver energy flexibility as a virtual thermal energy storage medium. Read More

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Use of Wild Edible Plants: Can They Meet the Dietary and Nutritional Needs of Indigenous Communities in Central India.

Foods 2021 Jun 23;10(7). Epub 2021 Jun 23.

School of Hydrology and Water Resources, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing 210044, China.

Despite significant evidence base on quantifying ecosystem services, the role of biodiversity in supporting such services in diversified landscapes, and how indigenous communities exploit, utilize and manage plant resources in a biocultural regime, remains understudied. This study examines the role of wild edible plants (WEPs) in meeting the food, nutrition and household income of indigenous communities under the biodiversity rich landscape of the Achanakmaar-Amarkantak Biosphere Reserve (AABR-22°15' to 22°58' N latitudes and 81°25' to 82°5' East longitudes) of Central India. Results revealed remarkable differences among Baiga, Gond, Kol, and Oraon ethnic communities and also location (core, buffer and transition) effect on utilization pattern of wild edibles. Read More

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Eco-Inefficiency Formula: A Method to Verify the Cost of the Economic, Environmental, and Social Impact of Waste in Food Services.

Foods 2021 Jun 13;10(6). Epub 2021 Jun 13.

Department of Nutrition, University of Brasília, Brasília 70910-900, Brazil.

This study aimed to develop an Eco-Inefficiency (Ely) formula to verify the cost of the economic, environmental, and social impact of waste, applicable to food services (FS). Six stages were performed: identification of the terms that characterize food waste; definition of constructs influenced by food waste; identification of the variables that make up each construct; indicators capable of measuring the impact generated by food waste; definition of the mathematical formula; and EIy pilot test. The formula was based on eco-efficiency but focused on food waste. Read More

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Nitrogen and Sulphur Fertilisation for Marketable Yields of Cabbage ( L. var. ), Leaf Nitrate and Glucosinolates and Nitrogen Losses Studied in a Field Experiment in Central Slovenia.

Plants (Basel) 2021 Jun 27;10(7). Epub 2021 Jun 27.

Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia.

A field trial of white cabbage ( var. L.) was carried out under the humid temperate climate conditions in Central Slovenia to investigate the effects of calcium ammonium nitrate (0, 180 and 240 kg N ha) and gypsum (0 and 40 kg S ha) fertilisation on yield, yield quality (nitrate, glucosinolate levels and glucosinolate profile) and nitrogen use efficiency. Read More

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The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on North American milk banks.

Matern Child Nutr 2021 Jun 30:e13234. Epub 2021 Jun 30.

School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland.

This study aims to understand the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on human milk banking services in North America, with a focus on the United States. We triangulated questionnaire data with interviews and text-based website data. Of the 30 human milk bank services from which data were obtained, the majority faced substantial internal organization change in terms of staffing and protocols and experienced financial hardship in particular because of decreases in donor human milk orders. Read More

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Metabolic and endocrine responses to short-term nutrient imbalances in the feed ration of mid-lactation dairy cows.

Animal 2021 Jul 25;15(7):100306. Epub 2021 Jun 25.

Veterinary Physiology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, 3012 Bern, Switzerland.

Short-term imbalances of dietary nutrients occur during natural fluctuations in roughage quality (e.g. on pasture) or temporal shortages of supplementary feed components. Read More

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