Monthly Archives: April 2019

Health damage of smoking among Palestinian men in the West Bank

Life expectancy and expected life time without and with chronic disease at age 15. Men, West Bank, 2010

The high smoking prevalence of more than 40 % among men living on the West Bank of the occupied territories is a major challenge for the Palestinian health authorities although the prevalence is lower in the Gaza

New literacy challenge: genetic knowledge is poor even among well educated

genome, genetic testing, genetic literacy, genetic discrimination

The beginning of the 21st century marked the beginning of the genomic era and of a new literacy challenge – genetic literacy. From genes we can now extract information related to all aspects of peoples’ lives. This

Prescription opioid use underestimated in the United States

The opioid epidemic continues to have many negative effects in the US. The US lifespan has been decreasing and opioid overdoses are believed to be responsible. Other consequences of opioid misuse include the increases in emergency room

FTIR spectroscopy and ımaging to understand donor age effect on bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells

FTIR Spectroscopy and Imaging to Understand Donor Age Effect on Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Stem cells, like Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs), have enormous potential to develop new therapies for tissue regeneration and repair with their ability to differentiate into many different types of cells. The aging process and the

Unsightly war zones of aging

Unsightly War Zones of Aging

Imagine you were trying to hammer a nail, but instead you accidentally hit your thumb. Aside from pain, you may notice redness, swelling, and warmth of your thumb. These are symptoms of inflammation. When an area of

Immunological changes associated with hepatocellular carcinoma development

Immunological changes associated with Hepatocellular Carcinoma development

The body’s immune defense mechanisms play an important role in the inhibition or progression of liver diseases. We assessed the expression levels of different immune cells and cytokines in patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC), liver cirrhosis

Signaling crosstalk in the Ve-resistance locus of tomato

Influence of Ve1 gene on tomato root size

Verticillium is a fungal pathogen that causes vascular wilt disease in over 200 species of plants, including many crops. The fungus invades through the root and enters the water conducting xylem where it proliferates and rapidly becomes

International Conference on Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug delivery. Milan, Italy. November 18-19, 2019

International Conference on Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug delivery

Theme: Optimizing Research reforms of the Pharmaceutical Industry. We cordially invite each and every interested and enthusiastic participant from all over the world to take part in the International Conference on Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug delivery, at

Uncertain pathogenicity of mutations in Wilson gene

Uncertain Pathogenicity of Mutations in Wilson Gene

Wilson’s disease is caused by an autosomal recessive disorder of the hepatic copper transport of ATP 7B. The responsible gene is located on the long arm of chromosome 13. Currently more than 500 mutations are known which

Constructing a Google-Earth-like functional brain atlas

Brain, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the brain cartographers. Their continuing mission: To explore strange new maps, to seek out new areas and new functions, to BOLD-ly go where no one has gone before.

Chronic pancreatitis: an inflammatory disease of pancreas

Chronic Pancreatitis: An Inflammatory Disease of Pancreas

Pancreas is very important organ in our body and it is located in the abdomen behind the stomach. Pancreas is a gland and secrets some chemicals called enzymes. It is a leaf like structure and divided in

Tobacco use in women of reproductive age

Tobacco Use in Women of Reproductive Age

Despite reductions in rates of cigarette smoking among U.S. adults over the last 50 years, rates of smoking among women have decreased at a lesser rate compared to men. In fact, among socioeconomically disadvantaged women, rates of

Transventricular transvelar approach to trochlear nerve schwannoma

Transventricular Transvelar Approach to Trochlear Nerve Schwannoma

The schwannoma of the trochlear nerve is rare and originates mostly from the distal parts in the interpeduncular cistern. A lesion on the proximal segment in the inferior pineal region is extremely rare. Because of the rarity

Use of plant growth–promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) in stressed agriculture management

Some of action mechanisms of PGPR in alleviating abiotic stresses in plants

Enhanced incidence of abiotic stresses influencing adversely plant growth and productivity in major crops, and thus global food security, is being witnessed all over the world. These abiotic stress factors include drought (water deficit) and flooding, salinity,

Enrichment, quantification and glycan analysis of prostate cancer oncomarker in a single step

In recent decades, there is an increasing trend in prostate cancer occurrence and mortality worldwide, caused partly by a more available diagnostics, prolonged life period but also increased risk factors present in the environment. Most commonly, age

New way to control parasites in grazing animals

Gastrointestinal nematodes are parasitic worms that pose a major threat to the health and productivity of grass-eating animals such as horses, sheep, cattle and goats. They live in the animals’ digestive system and suck their blood. Young

VMAT2: a novel biomarker for myopia

Myopia, with increasing prevalence and earlier age-of-onset, is the most common eye disease in the world. But its etiology is still unclear. Lots of studies have confirmed the hypothesis that dopamine (DA) is one of the important

Can glucose or fructose consumption impair memory?

Can glucose or fructose consumption impair memory

The intake of simple sugars in the human diet has risen in the last decades, especially due to the elevated consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. This increase in simple sugar consumption has been associated with metabolic pathologies, such

Diagnostics of seronegative rheumatoid arthritis using glycomic tools and machine learning

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory disease characterized by synovium swelling and destruction. There are two different types of rheumatoid arthritis, sometimes even believed to be two distinct disorders, namely seropositive (S+) and seronegative (S-) rheumatoid arthritis.

Targeting microRNAs for thyroid cancer therapy

Schematic model explaining the oncogenic actions of miR-146b and the consequences of its inhibition in thyroid cancer

The thyroid gland is a small butterfly-shaped endocrine organ located at the base of the throat, just below the Adam´s apple. Its function is to concentrate dietary iodine from the bloodstream and produce thyroid hormones, which have