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Recently natural language interfaces (e.g., chatbots) have gained enormous attention. Such interfaces execute underlying application programming interfaces (APIs) based on the user's utterances to perform task...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:368
The Induction with Foley OR Misoprostol (INFORM) Study dataset. A dataset of 602 women with hypertensive disease in pregnancy, in India, randomised to either Foley catheter or oral misoprostol for induction of labour
Induction of labour (IOL), or starting labour artificially, can be a lifesaving intervention for pregnant women and their babies, and rates are rising significantly globally. As rates increase, it becomes incr...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:355
A meta-collection of nitrogen stable isotope data measured in Arctic marine organisms from the Canadian Beaufort Sea, 1983–2013
Existing information on Arctic marine food web structure is fragmented. Integrating data across research programs is an important strategy for building a baseline understanding of food web structure and functi...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:347
Microarray analysis of ductal carcinoma in situ samples obtained by puncture from surgical resection specimens
The incidence of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is increasing due to more widespread mammographic screening. DCIS, the earliest form of breast cancer, is non-invasive at the time of detection. If DCIS tissues...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:340
This data article aims to introduce the “XPolaris” R-package, designed to facilitate access to detailed soil data at any geographical location within the contiguous United States (CONUS). Without the need of a...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:327
Data from expressed sequence tags from the organs and embryos of parthenogenetic Haemaphysalis longicornis
Haemaphysalis longicornis is the most important tick species in Japan and has a wide range of vector capacity. Due to its veterinary and medical importance, this tick species has been used as a model for tick/vec...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:326
Complete genome sequence of Trueperella pyogenes strain Arash114, isolated from the uterus of a water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) in Iran
Trueperella pyogenes has been considered a major causative agent of metritis, abortion, and death in a broad range of domestic and wild animals, including cattle, swine, sheep, goats, camels, buffalo, deer, antel...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:323
Reported rainfall data from multiple rain gauges and its corresponding estimate from Dual-Polarization (Dual-Pol) radar is presented here. The ordered set of data pairs were collected from multiple peer review...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:319
Patients with thalassemia major (TM) have the highest mortality rate due to heart failure induced by myocardial iron overload. However, T2* weighted MR imaging is currently a gold standard approach for measuri...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:318
Extensive efforts have been made to characterize the rumen microbiome under various conditions. However, few studies have addressed the long-term impacts of ruminal microbiome dysbiosis and the extent of host ...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:308
Decontamination, pooling and dereplication of the 678 samples of the Marine Microbial Eukaryote Transcriptome Sequencing Project
Complex algae are photosynthetic organisms resulting from eukaryote-to-eukaryote endosymbiotic-like interactions. Yet the specific lineages and mechanisms are still under debate. That is why large scale phylog...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:306
Navigation is the most important feature of homing pigeons, however no integrated response to genetic mechanism of navigation has been reported. The generated data herein represent whole-genome resequencing da...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:305
A spatial-epidemiological dataset of subjects infected by SARS-CoV-2 during the first wave of the pandemic in Mashhad, second-most populous city in Iran
In March 2020, Iran tackled the first national wave of COVID-19 that was particularly felt in Mashhad, Iran’s second-most populous city. Accordingly, we performed a spatio-temporal study in this city to invest...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:292
Pistacia genus belongs to the flowering plants in the cashew family and contains at least 11 species. The whole-genome resequencing data of different species from Pistacia genus are described herein. The data rep...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:290
Four-dimensional flow CMR allows for a comprehensive assessment of the blood flow kinetic energy of the ventricles of the heart. In comparison to standard two-dimensional image acquisition, 4D flow CMR is felt...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:289
Sulfation is an essential physiological process that regulates the function of a wide array of molecules involved in brain development. We have previously shown expression levels for the sulfate transporter Slc13...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:269
Facility assessment and qualitative analysis of health worker perspectives on neonatal health in Malawi
The “Integrating a neonatal healthcare package for Malawi” (IMCHA#108030) project conducted mixed-methods to understand facility-based implementation factors for newborn health innovations in low-resourced hea...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:267
De novo transcriptome assembly data for sengon (Falcataria moluccana) trees displaying resistance and susceptibility to boktor stem borers (Xystrocera festiva Pascoe)
Sengon (Falcataria moluccana) is a popular tree species in community plantation forests in Java, Indonesia due to its fast-growing and multipurpose characteristics. However, without effective control measures sen...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:261
To measure depressive severity of 85 Thai adolescents by using the the Beck Depression Inventory-II and the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 and to record the resting-state EEG of these participants.
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:256
Arachnids have fascinating and unique biology, particularly for questions on sex differences and behavior, creating the potential for development of powerful emerging models in this group. Recent advances in g...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:236
The main purpose of this publication is to help users (students, researchers, farmers, advisors, etc.) of weather data with agronomic purposes (e.g. crop yield forecast) to retrieve and process gridded weather...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:205
Genome data of four Pythium insidiosum strains from the phylogenetically-distinct clades I, II, and III
We employed the Illumina NGS platform to sequence genomes of 4 different strains of the pathogenic oomycete Pythium insidiosum, the causative agent of pythiosis. These strains were isolated from humans in Thailan...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:197
Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) is a staple cereal crop for semi-arid regions. Its whole genome sequence and deduced putative gene sequences are available. However, the functions of many pearl millet genes are ...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:181
COVID19-CT-dataset: an open-access chest CT image repository of 1000+ patients with confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis
The ongoing Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has drastically impacted the global health and economy. Computed tomography (CT) is the prime imaging modality for diagnosis of lung infections in COVID...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:178
Using next generation sequencing of alpine plants to improve fecal metabarcoding diet analysis for Dall’s sheep
Dall’s sheep (Ovis dalli dalli) are important herbivores in the mountainous ecosystems of northwestern North America, and recent declines in some populations have sparked concern. Our aim was to improve capabilit...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:173
The impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic has been felt worldwide. Many vulnerable populations rely heavily on peer support provided by individual or collaborative groups. This study aimed to evaluate the im...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:168
Data on the effects of fertilization on growth rates, biomass allocation, carbohydrates and nutrients of nitrogen-fixing and non-nitrogen-fixing tree legumes during tropical forest restoration
Tree legume species play an important role in forest restoration in the tropics. Understanding how different species adjust carbohydrate allocation and growth under distinct nutrient availability will enhance ...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:153
Broadly sampled orthologous groups of eukaryotic proteins for the phylogenetic study of plastid-bearing lineages
Identifying orthology relationships among sequences is essential to understand evolution, diversity of life and ancestry among organisms. To build alignments of orthologous sequences, phylogenomic pipelines of...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:143
Draft genome sequence of a nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae strain used in the study of human respiratory infection
Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) is an important human respiratory bacterium that can cause a range of diseases including sinusitis, otitis media, conjunctivitis, pneumonia as well as acute exacerbations...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:123
Transcriptome of Aquilaria malaccensis containing agarwood formed naturally and induced artificially
Agarwood is the aromatic heartwood formed upon wounding of Aquilaria trees either naturally formed due to physical wound sustained from natural phenomena followed by microbial infection, or artificially induced u...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:117
Universal stool banks provide stool to physicians for use in treating recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection via fecal microbiota transplantation. Stool donors providing the material are rigorously screened...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:108
A Geospatial database of gastric cancer patients and associated potential risk factors including lifestyle and air pollution
Gastric cancer (GC) is a multifactorial disease and the fifth most frequent diagnosed cancer worldwide. It accounts for one third of cancer-related mortalities. Geospatial analysis using geographical informati...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:91
Hospitalized patients who presented within the last 24 h with a bacterial infection were recruited. Participants were assigned into sepsis and uncomplicated infection groups. In addition, healthy volunteers we...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:76
Development of sequencing technology has opened up vast opportunities for tree genomic research in the tropics. One of the aforesaid technologies named ONT (Oxford Nanopore Technology) has attracted researcher...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:75
Data on gender representation in food and beverage print advertisements found in corner stores from Guatemala and Peru
Data on gender representation in food and beverage advertisements may allow for a better understanding of how the food industry is targeting different audiences based on gender. Nonetheless, scant research on ...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:63
Neonatal mortality is a global public health problem, and the efforts to reduce child mortality is one of the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, launched in 2015 by the United Nations. The a...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:55
Altitude integrates changes in environmental conditions that determine shifts in vegetation, including temperature, precipitation, solar radiation and edaphogenetic processes. In turn, vegetation alters soil b...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:54
Kazakhstan is a Central Asian crossroad of European and Asian populations situated along the way of the Great Silk Way. The territory of Kazakhstan has historically been inhabited by nomadic tribes and today i...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:45
72-h diurnal RNA-seq analysis of fully expanded third leaves from maize, sorghum, and foxtail millet at 3-h resolution
The purpose of this data set is to capture the complete diurnal (i.e., daily) transcriptome of fully expanded third leaves from the C4 panacoid grasses sorghum (Sorghum bicolor), maize (Zea mays), and foxtail mil...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:24
The urgent need for novel antibiotics cannot be overemphasized. Hafnia alvei A23BA was isolated from plant rhizosphere as part of an effort to recover novel antibiotic-producing bacterial strains from soil sample...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:8
This data paper aims to provide the data set of a practical method to health, safety, and environmental risk assessment to assess and rank potential threats/hazards and to prevent and decrease the accidents an...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:554
To conduct empirical research on Japanese names, actual name data including both writings and readings are necessary. However, there was no database available that met these conditions. Therefore, in the prese...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:553
Bacillus subtilis Smc condenses chromosomes in a heterologous cell system, which is down-regulated by ScpAB
Structural maintenance of chromosomes (SMC) proteins are key players in chromosome dynamics in all types of organisms. The so-called condensin subfamily is essential for chromosome condensation in eukaryotic c...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:524
Passalora sequoiae (family Mycosphaerellaceae) causes a twig blight on Leyland cypress that requires numerous fungicide applications annually to minimize economic losses for ornamental plant nursery and Christmas...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:505
De novo assembly of the Brown trout (Salmo trutta m. fario) brain and muscle transcriptome: transcript annotation, tissue differential expression profile and SNP discovery
The Brown trout is a salmonid species with a high commercial value in Europe. Life history and spawning behaviour include resident (Salmo trutta m. fario) and migratory (Salmo trutta m. trutta) ecotypes. The main...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:503
The availability of matched sequencing data for the same sample across different sequencing platforms is a necessity for validation and effective comparison of sequencing platforms. A commonly sequenced sample...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:487
The data herein represents multiple gauge sets and multiple radar sites of like-type Doppler data sets combined to produce populations of ordered pairs. Publications spanning decades yet specific to Doppler ra...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:482
A spatio-temporal geodatabase of mortalities due to respiratory tract diseases in Tehran, Iran between 2008 and 2018: a data note
Respiratory tract diseases (RTDs) are among the top five leading causes of death worldwide. Mortality rates due to respiratory tract diseases (MRRTDs) follow a spatial pattern and this may suggest a potential ...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:469
A spatial database of colorectal cancer patients and potential nutritional risk factors in an urban area in the Middle East
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer across the world that multiple risk factors together contribute to CRC development. There is a limited research report on impact of nutritional risk fact...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:466
Simulation data for the analysis of Bayesian posterior significance and effect size indices for the two-sample t-test to support reproducible medical research
The data presented herein represents the simulated datasets of a recently conducted larger study which investigated the behaviour of Bayesian indices of significance and effect size as alternatives to traditio...
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:452
Featured article: Mental health and resilience among Eritrean refugees at arrival and one-year post-registration in Switzerland: a cohort study
This study by Chernet et al assesses the mental health status and resilience of Eritrean migrants in Switzerland upon arrival and one-year post-arrival. Data demonstrate a high burden of mental health conditions, particularly PTSD and urge health authorities to consider screening for mental health conditions.
Featured data: Decontamination, pooling and dereplication of the 678 samples of the Marine Microbial Eukaryote Transcriptome Sequencing Project
In this Data Note, Van Vlierberghe et al release a unique set of high-quality transcriptomes which passed through a parallel consolidation pipeline.
Featured article: Recruiting ‘hard to reach’ parents for health promotion research: experiences from a qualitative study
Marginalised populations are less likely to take part in health research. Tully et al implemented various recruitment strategies for ‘hard to reach’ parents for health promotion research, and found that despite comprehensive, multi-pronged approaches, the most marginalised parents may not have been reached.
Featured article: Characterizing alternative and emerging tobacco product transition of use behavior on Twitter
In this Research Note, Bardier et al provide early insights into how social media users discuss topics related to transition of use and their experiences with different and emerging tobacco product use behavior.
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