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  1. Content type: Short Report

    This study determined differences in learning, judgments of teaching and technology, and interaction when videoconferencing was used to deliver instruction on telemedicine to medical students in conditions whe...

    Authors: Craig Locatis, Eta S Berner, Glenn Hammack, Steve Smith, Richard Maisiak and Michael Ackerman

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:30

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    Hemoglobin E beta-thalassemia (β-thalassemia/Hb E) has a variable severity, and the cost of treatment has not been well studied. The aim of this study was to analyze the societal cost of caring for children wi...

    Authors: Arthorn Riewpaiboon, Issarang Nuchprayoon, Kitti Torcharus, Kaemthong Indaratna, Montarat Thavorncharoensap and Bang-on Ubol

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:29

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    There is an urgent need to more accurately diagnose HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND) in Africa. Rapid screening tests for HIV-associated dementia are of limited utility due to variable sensitivity...

    Authors: Dinesh Singh, John A Joska, Karl Goodkin, Enrique Lopez, Landon Myer, Robert H Paul, Sally John and Henry Sunpath

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:28

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    We evaluated the quality of patient information leaflets for Trans-Rectal Ultrasound guided prostate biopsies (TRUS-Bx) in North Thames region. TRUS-Bx information leaflets were requested from 24 hospitals in ...

    Authors: Iqbal Shergill, Kishore Bahl, Muhammad Farjad, Claire Phipps and George Fowlis

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:27

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  5. Content type: Short Report

    The process of rod photoreceptor genesis, cell fate determination and differentiation is complex and multi-factorial. Previous studies have defined a model of photoreceptor differentiation that relies on intri...

    Authors: Alison E Barnhill, Laura A Hecker, Oksana Kohutyuk, Janice E Buss, Vasant G Honavar and Heather West Greenlee

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:25

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  6. Content type: Short Report

    The importance of non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) as fine regulators of eukaryotic gene expression has emerged by several studies focusing on microRNAs (miRNAs). miRNAs represent a newly discovered family of non codi...

    Authors: Annalisa Rossi, Oscar F D'Urso, Graziana Gatto, Palmiro Poltronieri, Manuela Ferracin, Paolo Remondelli, Massimo Negrini, Maria G Caporaso, Stefano Bonatti and Massimo Mallardo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:24

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  7. Content type: Short Report

    The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of oral soft tissue lesions in patients and to assess their clinicopathological attributes. 3030 subjects belonging to a semi-urban district of Vidisha...

    Authors: Ravi Mehrotra, Shaji Thomas, Preeti Nair, Shruti Pandya, Mamta Singh, Niraj S Nigam and Pankaj Shukla

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:23

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  8. Content type: Short Report

    Oxidative stress is related to several diseases, including chronic renal insufficiency. The disequilibrium in the oxidant-antioxidant balance is the result of several metabolic changes. The majority of studies...

    Authors: Marta Romeu, Rosa Nogues, Luís Marcas, Vanesa Sánchez-Martos, Miquel Mulero, Alberto Martinez-Vea, Jordi Mallol and Montserrat Giralt

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:20

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  9. Content type: Short Report

    During grape berry ripening, the vacuoles accumulate water, sugars and secondary metabolites, causing great impact in plant productivity and wine quality. However, the molecular basis of these compartmentation...

    Authors: Natacha Fontes, Rui Silva, Céline Vignault, Fatma Lecourieux, Hernâni Gerós and Serge Delrot

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:19

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  10. Content type: Short Report

    The Agilent microRNA microarray platform interrogates each microRNA with several copies of distinct oligonucleotide probes and integrates the results into a total gene signal (TGS), using a proprietary algorit...

    Authors: Pedro López-Romero, Manuel A González, Sergio Callejas, Ana Dopazo and Rafael A Irizarry

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:18

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  11. Content type: Short Report

    Expression of several copies of the heat-inducible Hsp70.1Luciferase (LUC) transgene inserted at a single X chromosome locus of a bull (Bos taurus) was assessed in females after X-chromosome inactivation (XCI). F...

    Authors: Jean-Marc Lelièvre, Daniel Le Bourhis, Amandine Breton, Hélène Hayes, Jean-Luc Servely and Xavier Vignon

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:17

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The integration of information present in many disparate biological databases represents a major challenge in biomedical research. To define the problems and needs, and to explore strategies for database integ...

    Authors: Michael Gruenberger, Rudi Alberts, Damian Smedley, Morris Swertz, Paul Schofield and Klaus Schughart

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:16

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  13. Content type: Short Report

    Subjects with a ring scotoma can use two retinal loci, a foveal and a peripheral, for reading. Our aim was to investigate the relative use of both retinal loci as a function of the spared foveal area size and ...

    Authors: Mira Goldschmidt, Anouk Déruaz, Erika N Lorincz, Andrew R Whatham, Christophe Mermoud and Avinoam B Safran

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:15

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  14. Content type: Short Report

    Stem cell factor (SCF) receptor c-Kit is recognized as a key signaling molecule, which transduces signals for the proliferation, differentiation and survival of stem cells. Binding of SCF to its receptor trigg...

    Authors: Soumya Pati, Gangenahalli U Gurudutta, Om P Kalra and Asok Mukhopadhyay

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:14

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  15. Content type: Short Report

    RNA-binding proteins of the PUF family share a conserved domain consisting of tandemly repeated 36-40 amino acid motifs (typically eight) known as Puf repeats. Proteins containing tandem repeats are often domi...

    Authors: Cristina Folgueira, Marta Martínez-Bonet and Jose M Requena

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:13

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  16. Content type: Short Report

    2',3'-cyclic nucleotide 3'-phosphodiesterase (CNPase) is an enigmatic enzyme specifically expressed at high levels in the vertebrate myelin sheath, whose function and physiological substrates are unknown. The ...

    Authors: Matti Myllykoski and Petri Kursula

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:12

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  17. Content type: Short Report

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains a major cause of morbidity and a leading contributor to mortality worldwide. Over the next 2 decades, it is projected that there will be a rise in CVD mortality rates in th...

    Authors: Mahmoud U Sani, Kolawole W Wahab, Bashir O Yusuf, Maruf Gbadamosi, Omolara V Johnson and Akeem Gbadamosi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:11

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  18. Content type: Technical Note

    Gene-list annotations are critical for researchers to explore the complex relationships between genes and functionalities. Currently, the annotations of a gene list are usually summarized by a table or a barpl...

    Authors: Gang Feng, Pan Du, Nancy L Krett, Michael Tessel, Steven Rosen, Warren A Kibbe and Simon M Lin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:10

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  19. Content type: Technical Note

    The isolation of intact RNA can be very difficult when tissues are used that contain many RNAses or that are hard to homogenize, e.g. cartilage samples. Additionally, cartilaginous tissues are characterized by...

    Authors: Anke Ruettger, Steffi Neumann, Bernd Wiederanders and René Huber

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:7

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  20. Content type: Short Report

    Studies on the epidemiology of African Animal Trypanosomiasis (AAT) rarely consider the spatial dimension of disease prevalence. This problem is confounded by use of parasitological diagnostic methods of low s...

    Authors: Samuel M Thumbi, Joseph O Jung'a, Reuben O Mosi and Francis A McOdimba

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:6

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  21. Content type: Short Report

    The regulatory mechanisms of the expression of connective tissue growth factor/CCN family member 2 (CTGF/CCN2) in human articular chondrocytes have not been clarified. We investigated the effect of prostagland...

    Authors: Kayo Masuko, Minako Murata, Kazuo Yudoh, Hiroyuki Shimizu, Moroe Beppu, Hiroshi Nakamura and Tomohiro Kato

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:5

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  22. Content type: Short Report

    The extracellular deposition of aggregated amyloid β-protein is a neuropathological manifestation of Alzheimer disease and Down syndrome. The Amyloid β-protein is derived from a group of larger differentially ...

    Authors: Alexander A Vostrov, Michael J Taheny, Nerik Izkhakov and Wolfgang W Quitschke

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:4

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  23. Content type: Technical Note

    Next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies have substantially increased the sequence output while the costs were dramatically reduced. In addition to the use in whole genome sequencing, the 454 GS-FLX platf...

    Authors: Ram Vinay Pandey, Viola Nolte and Christian Schlötterer

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:3

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Delayed maternal reporting of decreased fetal movement (DFM) is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. Inconsistent information on fetal activity to women during the antenatal period may result in delayed...

    Authors: Eli Saastad, Julie Victoria Holm Tveit, Vicki Flenady, Babill Stray-Pedersen, Ruth C Fretts, Per E Børdahl and J Frederik Frøen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:2

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  25. Content type: Short Report

    Species identification and antifungal susceptibility tests were carried out on 212 Candida isolates obtained from bloodstream infections, urinary tract infections and dialysis-associated peritonitis, from cases a...

    Authors: Ariane Bruder-Nascimento, Carlos Henrique Camargo, Maria Fátima Sugizaki, Terue Sadatsune, Augusto Cezar Montelli, Alessandro Lia Mondelli and Eduardo Bagagli

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:1

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  26. Content type: Short Report

    To determine the ocular changes related to hypothyrodism in newly diagnosed patients without orbitopathy.

    Authors: Banu T Ozturk, Hurkan Kerimoglu, Oguz Dikbas, Hamiyet Pekel and Mustafa S Gonen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:266

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  27. Content type: Short Report

    Continuing medical education (CME) is an integral part of continuing professional development and a prerequisite for good quality in health care. We aimed to describe and analyse the number of days spent in fo...

    Authors: Arja Helin-Salmivaara, Mira Kajantie, Jukka Vänskä, Hannu Halila, Taina Autti, Juha P Turunen and Amos Pasternack

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:265

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  28. Content type: Project Note

    Reference genes are used as internal standards to normalize mRNA abundance in quantitative real-time PCR and thereby allow a direct comparison between samples. So far most of these expression studies used huma...

    Authors: Jan Axtner and Simone Sommer

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:264

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  29. Content type: Short Report

    "Examinations drive students' learning." This statement refers to what is assumed to be one of the strongest relationships in education. We explored in this research how and why students differ in their approa...

    Authors: Hanan MF Al Kadri, Mohamed S Al-Moamary and Cees van der Vleuten

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:263

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  30. Content type: Short Report

    Bacteria that belong to the genus Sphingobacterium are Gram-negative, non-fermentative bacilli, ubiquitous in nature and rarely involved in human infections. The aims of this study were to evaluate the epidemiolo...

    Authors: Antonietta Lambiase, Fabio Rossano, Mariassunta Del Pezzo, Valeria Raia, Angela Sepe, Fabiola de Gregorio and Maria Rosaria Catania

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:262

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  31. Content type: Short Report

    Bovine brucellosis caused by Brucella abortus is endemic in most large commercial and smallholder cattle farms of Zimbabwe, while brucellosis in other domestic animals is rare. The diagnosis of brucellosis is mai...

    Authors: Gift Matope, Evison Bhebhe, John Bwalya Muma, Eystein Skjerve and Berit Djønne

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:261

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  32. Content type: Short Report

    Population-based association studies are used to identify common susceptibility variants for complex genetic traits. These studies are susceptible to confounding from unknown population substructure. Here we a...

    Authors: Jesse B Mez, John W Cole, Timothy D Howard, Leah R MacClellan, Oscar C Stine, Jeffery R O'Connell, Marcella A Wozniak, Barney J Stern, John D Sorkin, Braxton D Mitchell and Steven J Kittner

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:260

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  33. Content type: Short Report

    Progressive loss of articular cartilage is a central hallmark in many joint disease, however, the relative importance of individual proteolytic pathways leading to cartilage erosion is at present unknown. We t...

    Authors: Bijue Wang, Pingping Chen, Anne-Christine Bay Jensen, Morten A Karsdal, Suzi H Madsen, Bodil-Cecilie Sondergaard, Qinlong Zheng and Per Qvist

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:259

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  34. Content type: Research article

    The economic importance of cereals such as barley, and the demand for improved yield and quality require a better understanding of the genetic components that modulate biologically and commercially relevant tr...

    Authors: Sven Gottwald, Petra Bauer, Takao Komatsuda, Udda Lundqvist and Nils Stein

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:258

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  35. Content type: Short Report

    Inference of gene regulatory networks (GRNs) requires accurate data, a method to simulate the expression patterns and an efficient optimization algorithm to estimate the unknown parameters. Using this approach...

    Authors: Yves Fomekong-Nanfack, Marten Postma and Jaap A Kaandorp

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:256

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  36. Content type: Short Report

    The Cantabrian Coast horse breeds of the Iberian Peninsula have mainly black or bay colored coats, but alleles responsible for a chestnut coat color run in these breeds and occasionally, chestnut horses are bo...

    Authors: Fernando Rendo, Mikel Iriondo, Carmen Manzano and Andone Estonba

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:255

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  37. Content type: Correspondence

    The basis for understanding the characteristics of gene functional categories in chicken has been enhanced by the ongoing sequencing of the zebra finch genome, the second bird species to be extensively sequenc...

    Authors: Tim Downing, Paul Cormican, Cliona O'Farrelly, Daniel G Bradley and Andrew T Lloyd

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:254

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  38. Content type: Short Report

    Psychosocial support services are an important component of modern cancer treatment. A major challenge for all psychosocial services is the achievement of equity of use. Previous studies in the UK have found t...

    Authors: Donald M Sharp, Mary B Walker, Julie S Bateman, Fiona Braid, Claire Hebblewhite, Teresa Hope, Michael Lines, Andrew A Walker and Leslie G Walker

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:253

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  39. Content type: Short Report

    Medical students at the University of the West Indies receive clinical training by passing through a series of hospital rotations at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI). Many of these patients ar...

    Authors: Alan T Barnett, Shamir O Cawich, Ivor W Crandon, John F Lindo, Georgiana Gordon-Strachan, Diaqa Robinson and Deonne Ranglin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:252

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  40. Content type: Short Report

    Ubiquitination plays a critical role in regulating many cellular processes, from DNA repair and gene transcription to cell cycle and apoptosis. It is catalyzed by a specific enzymatic cascade ultimately leadin...

    Authors: Insaf A Qureshi, Francois Ferron, Cheah Chen Seh, Peter Cheung and Julien Lescar

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:251

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  41. Content type: Short Report

    Chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) has become a very popular technique to study epigenetic regulation because it can be used to identify proteins and protein modifications present at specific locations in ch...

    Authors: Lata Balakrishnan and Barry Milavetz

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:250

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  42. Content type: Technical Note

    Nucleic acid detection based on ligation reaction or single nucleotide extension of ssDNA probes followed by tag microarray hybridization provides an accurate and sensitive detection tool for various diagnosti...

    Authors: Jarmo Ritari, Lars Paulin, Jenni Hultman and Petri Auvinen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:249

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  43. Content type: Short Report

    To conduct phylogeographic or population genetic studies, an adequate number of DNA markers for the focal species are required. Due to severe unavailability of genotype markers of any kind for the species Eura...

    Authors: Johannes Holmen, Leif A Vøllestad, Kjetill S Jakobsen and Craig R Primmer

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:248

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