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  1. The finding of human umbilical cord blood as one of the most likely sources of hematopoietic stem cells offers a less invasive alternative for the need of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Due to the on...

    Authors: Tono Djuwantono, Firman F Wirakusumah, Tri H Achmad, Ferry Sandra, Danny Halim and Ahmad Faried
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:371
  2. We set out to analyse the gene expression profile of pre-osteoblastic C2C12 cells during osteodifferentiation induced by both rhBMP2 and rhBMP7 using DNA microarrays. Induced and repressed genes were intercept...

    Authors: Juan C Bustos-Valenzuela, Andre Fujita, Erik Halcsik, Jose M Granjeiro and Mari C Sogayar
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:370
  3. Salmonella Enteritidis is currently the world's leading cause of salmonellosis, in part because of its ability to contaminate the internal contents of eggs. Previous analyses have shown that it is an exceptionall...

    Authors: Jean Guard, Cesar A Morales, Paula Fedorka-Cray and Richard K Gast
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:369
  4. In Portugal, there are several physical activity (PA) programmes for elderly people developed by the local government. The importance of these programmes has been increasing since the evidence has shown that t...

    Authors: Ana I Marques, Pedro Soares, Luísa Soares-Miranda, Carla Moreira, António Oliveira-Tavares, Paula Clara-Santos, Susana Vale, Rute Santos and Joana Carvalho
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:368
  5. Physicians are quite often surveyed with the aim to investigate their opinions regarding provision and improvement of health care. However, in many cases response rates tend to be rather low. The aim of the st...

    Authors: Franziska Kühne, Mareike Behmann, Susanne Bisson, Ulla Walter and Nils Schneider
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:367
  6. Herbal Medicines (HMs) are playing major roles in the health of the millions of people worldwide. Muslim Religious Leader (MRLs), being an important component of the society with huge influence on it, could co...

    Authors: Md Harun-Or-Rashid, Yoshitoku Yoshida, Md Aminur Rashid, Salmun Nahar and Junichi Sakamoto
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:366
  7. Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) pose a therapeutic challenge to surgeons, especially in developing countries where health care resources are limited and the vast majority of patients present to health facilities l...

    Authors: Phillipo L Chalya, Joseph B Mabula, Ramesh M Dass, Rodrick Kabangila, Hyasinta Jaka, Mabula D Mchembe, Johannes B Kataraihya, Nkinda Mbelenge and Japhet M Gilyoma
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:365
  8. We have started using laparo-endoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) in urologic surgery, although its use has not gained momentum due to its level of difficulty. We here report our initial experience with trans...

    Authors: Akira Miyajima, Takahiro Maeda, Masanori Hasegawa, Toshikazu Takeda, Masaru Ishida, Takeo Kosaka, Eiji Kikuchi, Ken Nakagawa and Mototsugu Oya
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:364
  9. Pubertal timing is a strongly heritable trait, but no single puberty gene has been identified. Thus, the genetic background of idiopathic central precocious puberty (ICPP) is poorly understood. Overall, the ge...

    Authors: Johanna Tommiska, Kaspar Sørensen, Lise Aksglaede, Rosanna Koivu, Lea Puhakka, Anders Juul and Taneli Raivio
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:363
  10. Country by country similarities and differences in physical therapy practice exists. Therefore, before updates in practice can be provided, such as trainings in evidence-based practice, it is necessary to iden...

    Authors: Janine Margarita R Dizon, Karen Grimmer-Somers and Saravana Kumar
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:362
  11. There is increasing use of non-traditional methods like problem-based learning, team-working and several other active-learning techniques in Physiology teaching. While several studies have investigated the imp...

    Authors: Beatriz Gal, Ignacio Busturia and Concepción Garrido
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:360
  12. The World Health Organization recommends that malaria treatment should begin with parasitological diagnosis. This will help to control misuse of anti-malarial drugs in areas with low transmission. The present ...

    Authors: Humphrey D Mazigo, Wilfred Meza, Emanuella E Ambrose, Benson R Kidenya and Eliningaya J Kweka
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:359
  13. Culex quinquefasciatus (Say) is a major species in the Culex pipiens complex and an important vector for several human pathogens including West Nile virus and parasitic filarial nematodes causing lymphatic filari...

    Authors: Paul V Hickner, Becky deBruyn, Diane D Lovin, Akio Mori, Christopher A Saski and David W Severson
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:358
  14. Little is known about interactions between filamentous heterotrophs and filamentous cyanobacteria. Here, interactions between the filamentous heterotrophic bacteria Fibrella aestuarina (strain BUZ 2) and Fibrisom...

    Authors: Miroslav Svercel, Bianca Saladin, Sofia J van Moorsel, Sarah Wolf and Homayoun C Bagheri
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:357
  15. Ricinus communis is an industrially important non-edible oil seed crop, native to tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Although, R. communis genome was assembled in 4X draft by JCVI, and is predicted to...

    Authors: Shalabh Thakur, Sanjay Jha and Bharat B Chattoo
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:356
  16. Sodium absorption by semicircular canal duct (SCCD) epithelial cells is thought to contribute to the homeostasis of the volume of vestibular endolymph. It was previously shown that the epithelial cells could a...

    Authors: Muneharu Yamazaki, Tao Wu, Satyanarayana R Pondugula, Donald G Harbidge and Daniel C Marcus
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:355
  17. The AAP recommends that a follow-up skeletal survey be obtained for all children < 24 months of age who are strongly suspected to be victims of abuse. The objective of the current study was to evaluate the uti...

    Authors: Berkeley L Bennett, Michael S Chua, Marguerite Care, Andrea Kachelmeyer and Melinda Mahabee-Gittens
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:354
  18. Physical inactivity is considered to be the strongest individual risk factor for poor health in Sweden. It has been shown that increased physical activity can reduce hypertension and the risk of developing car...

    Authors: Mats Sjöling, Kristina Lundberg, Erling Englund, Anton Westman and Miek C Jong
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:352
  19. There are numerous reports linking Chlamydia infection to human coronary atherosclerosis. However, there is a lack of data regarding this correlation in dogs and cats, and there are no reports investigating coron...

    Authors: Ivan C Sostaric-Zuckermann, Nicole Borel, Carmen Kaiser, Zeljko Grabarevic and Andreas Pospischil
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:350
  20. Neuroimaging researchers have developed rigorous community data and metadata standards that encourage meta-analysis as a method for establishing robust and meaningful convergence of knowledge of human brain st...

    Authors: Angela R Laird, Simon B Eickhoff, P Mickle Fox, Angela M Uecker, Kimberly L Ray, Juan J Saenz Jr, D Reese McKay, Danilo Bzdok, Robert W Laird, Jennifer L Robinson, Jessica A Turner, Peter E Turkeltaub, Jack L Lancaster and Peter T Fox
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:349
  21. Craniosynostosis (CSS) results from the premature closure of one or more cranial sutures, leading to deformed calvaria at birth. It is a common finding in children with an incidence of one in 2000 births. Surg...

    Authors: Olugbenga A Akingbola, Dinesh Singh, Sudesh K Srivastav, John W Walsh, David A Jansen and Edwin M Frieberg
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:347
  22. The increasing prevalence of obesity is a significant health threat and a major public health challenge. A critical need exists to develop and evaluate practical methods for the treatment of obesity in the cli...

    Authors: Rebecca L Kesman, Jon O Ebbert, Katherine I Harris and Darrell R Schroeder
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:346
  23. Sandostatin® LAR® (Novartis Pharma AG) is a long-acting repeatable formulation of the somatostatin analogue octreotide, the safety and efficacy of which has been established through 15 years of clinical experienc...

    Authors: Holger Petersen, Jean-Claude Bizec, Helmut Schuetz and Marie-Laure Delporte
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:344
  24. This study constitutes a clinical and genetic study of all newborn and stillborn infants with birth defects seen in a period of one year in a medical school hospital located in Brazil. The aims of this study w...

    Authors: Camila Ive Ferreira Oliveira, Antonio Richieri-Costa, Valéria Cristina Carvalho Ferrarese, Denise Cristina Móz Vaz and Agnes Cristina Fett-Conte
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:343
  25. Patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases (NAFLD) are recommended to have periodic follow-up exams because these patients are at increased risk of the presence of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), w...

    Authors: Hidenori Toyoda, Takashi Kumada, Seiki Kiriyama, Makoto Tanikawa, Yasuhiro Hisanaga, Akira Kanamori and Toshifumi Tada
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:341
  26. Wild peanut species (Arachis spp.) are a rich source of new alleles for peanut improvement. Plant transcriptome analysis under specific experimental conditions helps the understanding of cellular processes relate...

    Authors: Carolina V Morgante, Patricia M Guimarães, Andressa CQ Martins, Ana CG Araújo, Soraya CM Leal-Bertioli, David J Bertioli and Ana CM Brasileiro
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:339
  27. Nowadays, the sequencing of even the largest mammalian genomes has become a question of days with current next-generation sequencing methods. It comes as no surprise that dozens of genome assemblies are releas...

    Authors: Björn Hammesfahr, Florian Odronitz, Marcel Hellkamp and Martin Kollmar
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:338
  28. This is a pilot cross sectional study using both quantitative and qualitative approach towards tutors teaching large classes in private universities in the Klang Valley (comprising Kuala Lumpur, its suburbs, a...

    Authors: Susan Thomas, Shamini Subramaniam, Mathew Abraham, LaySan Too and LooSee Beh
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:337
  29. ECC remains a problem in both developed and developing countries and ECC has been considered to be present in epidemic proportions in the developing countries. The aetiology and associated factors of ECC shoul...

    Authors: Shanika LM Kumarihamy, Lushanika D Subasinghe, Prasanna Jayasekara, Sanjeewa M Kularatna and Priyaka D Palipana
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:336
  30. Dengue fever is one of the most common tropical diseases worldwide. Early detection of the disease, followed by intravenous fluid therapy in patients with dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) or with warning signs o...

    Authors: Alexandre R Marra, Gustavo Faissol Janot de Matos, Renata Donato Janeri, Patricia Sousa Machado, Claudio Schvartsman and Oscar Fernando Pavão dos Santos
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:335
  31. In the treatment of clavicle fractures, the choice of procedure depends on the possibility of restoring the anatomical functional integrity of the shoulder.

    Authors: Silvana De Giorgi, Angela Notarnicola, Silvio Tafuri, Giuseppe Solarino, Lorenzo Moretti and Biagio Moretti
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:333
  32. Nucleic acid amplification assays including PCR have revolutionized the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB). Tuberculosis spread to almost every organ of the body and is characterized on the basis of lo...

    Authors: Iram Amin, Muhammad Idrees, Zunaira Awan, Muhammad Shahid, Samia Afzal and Abrar Hussain
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:332
  33. In bioinformatics projects, scientific workflow systems are widely used to manage computational procedures. Full-featured workflow systems have been proposed to fulfil the demand for workflow management. Howev...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Mishima, Kensaku Sasaki, Masahiro Tanaka, Osamu Tatebe and Koh-ichiro Yoshiura
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:331
  34. Euglenophyta and Chlorarachniophyta are groups of photosynthetic eukaryotes harboring secondary plastids of distinct green algal origins. Although previous phylogenetic analyses of genes encoding Calvin cycle ...

    Authors: Yi Yang, Shinichiro Maruyama, Hiroyuki Sekimoto, Hidetoshi Sakayama and Hisayoshi Nozaki
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:330
  35. Ischemic stroke caused by infarction in the territory of the posterior cerebral artery (PCA) has not been studied as extensively as infarctions in other vascular territories. This single centre, retrospective ...

    Authors: Adrià Arboix, Guillermo Arbe, Luis García-Eroles, Montserrat Oliveres, Olga Parra and Joan Massons
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:329
  36. Areas for institutional improvement to enhance patient safety are commonly identified by surveying health care workers' (HCWs) attitudes, values, beliefs, perceptions and assumptions regarding institutional pr...

    Authors: Tita A Listyowardojo, Raoul E Nap and Addie Johnson
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:328
  37. Tau abnormal hyperphosphorylation and the formation of neurofibrillary tangles in AD brain is the result of upregulation of tau kinases and downregulation of tau phosphatases.

    Authors: José L Vázquez-Higuera, Ignacio Mateo, Pascual Sánchez-Juan, Eloy Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Ana Pozueta, Miguel Calero, José L Dobato, Ana Frank-García, Fernando Valdivieso, José Berciano, Maria J Bullido and Onofre Combarros
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:327
  38. There is limited data on Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Uganda where, as in most low income countries, the routine use of chromogenic agar for MRSA detection is not affordable. We aimed to ...

    Authors: David P Kateete, Sylvia Namazzi, Moses Okee, Alfred Okeng, Hannington Baluku, Nathan L Musisi, Fred A Katabazi, Moses L Joloba, Robert Ssentongo and Florence C Najjuka
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:326
  39. Streptomyces coelicolor, a model organism of antibiotic producing bacteria, has one of the largest genomes of the bacterial kingdom, including 7825 predicted protein coding genes. A large number of these genes, n...

    Authors: Mohammad Tauqeer Alam, Eriko Takano and Rainer Breitling
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:325
  40. Anderson-Fabry disease (FD) is caused by a deficit of the α-galactosidase A enzyme which leads to the accumulation of complex sphingolipids, especially globotriaosylceramide (Gb3), in all the cells of the body...

    Authors: Caterina Bono, Domenico Nuzzo, Giuseppe Albeggiani, Carmela Zizzo, Daniele Francofonte, Francesco Iemolo, Enzo Sanzaro and Giovanni Duro
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:323
  41. The current study was undertaken to determine the degree of activation of gallbladder mucosal mast cells, whether mast cell (MC) density or activation differ between patients with and without a positive clinic...

    Authors: Craig A Friesen, Nancy Neilan, James F Daniel, Kim Radford, Jennifer V Schurman, Ding-You Li, Linda Andre, Shawn D St Peter and George W Holcomb III
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:322
  42. Cytochrome P450 enzymes (P450s) have been implicated in insecticide resistance. Anopheles minumus mosquito P450 isoforms CYP6AA3 and CYP6P7 are capable of metabolizing pyrethroid insecticides, however CYP6P8 lack...

    Authors: Panida Lertkiatmongkol, Ekachai Jenwitheesuk and Pornpimol Rongnoparut
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:321

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