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  1. Soybean is an important plant used for food, feed and many industrial purposes. Interest in soybean breeding is growing in Central Europe, including Poland. A very large number of soybean accessions are stored...

    Authors: Elzbieta Czembor, Jerzy H. Czembor, Radoslaw Suchecki and Nathan S. Watson-Haigh

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:343

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  2. Bullying victimisation (BV) among children in South Africa has been identified as a major public health concern. While several studies report on the prevalence rates of BV, there is currently a dearth of resea...

    Authors: Donnay Manuel, Sabirah Adams, Mulalo Mpilo and Shazly Savahl

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:342

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  3. Many economically developed countries have seen a decline in publicly funded community programming. Within this context, community-based seniors’ service (CBSS) organizations have been increasingly tasked to d...

    Authors: Catherine E. Tong, Joanie Sims-Gould, Sarah Lusina-Furst and Heather McKay

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:339

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  4. There are limited studies on the psychological issues and sleep problems among the Iranian people living with HIV (HIV). In this study, we aimed to assess sleep disorders, psychiatric characteristics, and empl...

    Authors: Arezu Najafi, Marzieh Mahboobi, Khosro Sadeghniiat Haghighi, Faezeh Aghajani, Amin Nakhostin-Ansari, Saber Soltani, Ali Jafarpour, Parvin Afsar Kazerooni, Matin Bazargani, Somayeh Ghodrati and Samaneh Akbarpour

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:338

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  5. This study was conducted to characterize lytic bacteriophages infecting enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) on several types of food and analyze their ability as phage biocontrol to be used as a food preserv...

    Authors: Diana Elizabeth Waturangi, Cecillia Pingkan Kasriady, Geofany Guntama, Amelinda Minerva Sahulata, Diana Lestari and Stella Magdalena

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:336

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  6. The assembly of fungal genomes using short-reads is challenged by long repetitive and low GC regions. However, long-read sequencing technologies, such as PacBio and Oxford Nanopore, are able to overcome many p...

    Authors: Paula Moolhuijzen, Pao Theen See and Caroline S. Moffat

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:334

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  7. In Africa, most countries continue to battle COVID-19 with cases of newly infected still being recorded. In this note, we investigate how socioeconomic and demographic factors affected individuals awareness on...

    Authors: Idika E. Okorie, Emmanuel Afuecheta, Chinonso G. Alaebo and Saralees Nadarajah

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:331

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  8. Klebsiella pneumoniae is one of most opportunistic pathogens that can be related to nosocomial infections. Increased acquisitions of multidrug resistance in this bacterium as well as the transfer of genes to othe...

    Authors: Babak Asghari, Rezvan Goodarzi, Milad Mohammadi, Fatemeh Nouri and Mohammad Taheri

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:330

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  9. Parkinson’s disease is a common, age-related, neurodegenerative disease, affecting gait and other motor functions. Technological developments in consumer imaging are starting to provide high-quality, affordabl...

    Authors: Jannis van Kersbergen, Karen Otte, Nienke M. de Vries, Bastiaan R. Bloem, Hanna M. Röhling, Sebastian Mansow-Model, Nicolien M. van der Kolk, Sebastiaan Overeem, Svitlana Zinger and Merel M. van Gilst

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:329

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  10. The purpose of this study is to analyze axial length, body height, hand length, and foot length to find new factors that predict myopia and to identify gender differences as one of the factors of high myopia. ...

    Authors: Ari Shinojima, Toshihide Kurihara, Kiwako Mori, Yujiro Iwai, Akiko Hanyuda, Kazuno Negishi, Hidemasa Torii and Kazuo Tsubota

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:328

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  11. 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...

    Authors: Luiz H. Moro Rosso, Andre F. de Borja Reis, Adrian A. Correndo and Ignacio A. Ciampitti

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:327

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  12. 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...

    Authors: Rika Umemiya-Shirafuji, Jinlin Zhou, Min Liao, Badgar Battsetseg, Damdinsuren Boldbaatar, Takeshi Hatta, Thasaneeya Kuboki, Takeshi Sakaguchi, Huey Shy Chee, Takeharu Miyoshi, Xiaohong Huang, Naotoshi Tsuji, Xuenan Xuan and Kozo Fujisaki

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:326

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  13. We performed a single-center double-blinded, randomized trial to investigate the hemodynamic effects of IV paracetamol in patients with chronic liver disease (CLD) undergoing liver transplantation surgery. Pat...

    Authors: Laurence Weinberg, Elizabeth Chiam, Jadon Karp, Leonid Churilov and Rinaldo Bellomo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:325

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  14. In pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), right ventricular (RV) dysfunction develops via mechanisms involving oxidative stress. Moderate and chronic red wine (RW) consumption reduces oxidative stress and conf...

    Authors: Patrick Diaba-Nuhoho, Martin Cour, Nkanyiso Hadebe, David Marais, Sandrine Lecour and Dee Blackhurst

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:324

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  15. 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...

    Authors: Iradj Ashrafi Tamai, Abdolmajid Mohammadzadeh, Arash Ghalyanchi Langeroudi, Pezhman Mahmoodi, Zahra Ziafati Kafi, Babak Pakbin and Taghi Zahraei Salehi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:323

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  16. To compare an objective with a subjective numeracy assessment for association with self-reported health status, where numeracy refers to “the degree to which individuals have the capacity to access, process, i...

    Authors: Natalie C. Benda, Zihan Yang, Haojia Li, Tianran Zhang and Jessica S. Ancker

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:321

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  17. Peer support is rapidly being introduced into mental health services internationally, yet peer support interventions are often poorly described, limiting the usefulness of research in informing policy and prac...

    Authors: Jacqueline Marks, Rhiannon Foster, Sarah Louise Gibson, Alan Simpson, Miles Rinaldi, Julie Repper, Jessica Worner, Shalini Patel, Mike Lucock, Michael Ussher, Sarah White, Lucy Goldsmith, Sally Barlow and Steve Gillard

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:320

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  18. 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...

    Authors: Tyson H. Walsh, Jesse W. Lansford, T. V. Hromadka II and Prasada Rao

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:319

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  19. 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...

    Authors: Emad Shiae Ali, Mohamad Amin Bakhshali, Seyed Jafar Shoja Razavi, Hoorak Poorzand and Parvaneh Layegh

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:318

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  20. This study examined the effects of two evidence-based practice (EBP) educational programs for postgraduate medical residents on their attitude, behavior, knowledge, outcome, and competencies in EBP.

    Authors: Hassan Goodarzi, Ehsan Teymourzadeh, Siyavash Rahimi and Taha Nasiri

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:317

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  21. We investigated the discrepancy between clinical and PCR-based diagnosis of COVID-19. We compared results of ten patients with mild to severe COVID-19. Respiratory samples from all cases were tested on the Roc...

    Authors: Muhammad Zain Mushtaq, Sadia Shakoor, Akbar Kanji, Najma Shaheen, Asghar Nasir, Zeeshan Ansar, Imran Ahmed, Syed Faisal Mahmood, Rumina Hasan and Zahra Hasan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:316

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  22. Breast cancer cell growth and proliferation requires lipids for energy production, cell membrane synthesis, or as signaling molecules. Lipids can be delivered to cells by lipoprotein lipase (LPL), an extracell...

    Authors: Alexandria J. Tobin, Nicholas P. Noel, Sherri L. Christian and Robert J. Brown

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:315

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  23. Flathead catfish are rapidly expanding into nonnative waterways throughout the United States. Once established, flathead catfish may cause disruptions to the local ecosystem through consumption and competition...

    Authors: Shannon L. White, Michael S. Eackles, Tyler Wagner, Megan Schall, Geoff Smith, Julian Avery and David C. Kazyak

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:314

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  24. Aeromonads cause severe diseases in farmed aquatic organisms. Herein, we examined 28 isolates causing disease in farmed aquatic organisms from India (n = 24) and Taiwan (n = 4) to gain insight of their genotyp...

    Authors: Saurabh Dubey, Biswajit Maiti, Shivani Kallappa Girisha, Rakesh Das, Mustapha Lamkhannat, Stephen Mutoloki, Shih-Chu Chen, Indrani Karunasagar, Øystein Evensen and Hetron M. Munang´andu

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:313

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  25. Recent studies have shown that increased dietary inflammatory index (DII) score or consumption of pro-inflammatory foods can lead to increased waist circumference (WC) as well as triglyceride (TG) concentratio...

    Authors: Atefeh Tavakoli, Atieh Mirzababaei, Hanieh Moosavi, Sanaz Mehranfar, Seyed-Ali Keshavarz and Khadijeh Mirzaei

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:312

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  26. RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) are important regulators of gene expression that influence mRNA splicing, stability, localization, transport, and translational control. In particular, RBPs play an important role i...

    Authors: Kathrin Spendier, Eugenia C. Olesnicky, Daniel Forand, Margaret Wolf and Darrell J. Killian

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:311

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  27. The spheroid model provides a physiological platform to study cancer cell biology and drug sensitivity. Usage of bovine collagen I for spheroid assays is costly especially when experiments are conducted in 24-...

    Authors: Jia Lin Teh, Siti Fairus Abdul Rahman, Gregory Domnic, Lengishwarra Satiyasilan, Nelson Jeng Yeou Chear, Darshan Singh and Nethia Mohana-Kumaran

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:310

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  28. Many different genetic variants of proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin 9 (PCSK9) are related to the serum levels of cholesterol and LDL cholesterol (LDL-C). The rs615563 variant of PCSK9 (a gain-of-function...

    Authors: Samira Taghizadeh Jazdani, Hajieh Bibi Shahbazian, Bahman Cheraghian, Mohammad Taha Jalali and Narges Mohammadtaghvaei

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:309

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  29. 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...

    Authors: Mick Van Vlierberghe, Arnaud Di Franco, Hervé Philippe and Denis Baurain

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:306

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  30. 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...

    Authors: Ali Esmailizadeh, Hamed Kharrati-Koopaee and Hojjat Assadoullahpour Nanaei

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:305

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  31. There have been few descriptions of how outpatient cancer care is provided to patients from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. As populations who experience disparities in cancer care ac...

    Authors: Bróna Nic Giolla Easpaig, Yvonne Tran, Teresa Winata, Klay Lamprell, Diana Fajardo Pulido, Gaston Arnolda, Geoff P. Delaney, Winston Liauw, Kylie Smith, Sandra Avery, Kim Rigg, Johanna Westbrook, Ian Olver, David Currow, Afaf Girgis, Jonathan Karnon…

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:304

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  32. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is still a challenge for physicians to manage patient’s circumstances. It is assumed that alterations in the normal flora may be involved in the pathogenesis of T2DM through ind...

    Authors: Fatemeh Bootorabi, Farshid Saadat, Reza Falak, Hamed Manouchehri, Reza Changizi, Hasan Mohammadi, Farnaz Safavifar and Mohammad Reza Khorramizadeh

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:302

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  33. MPDB 2.0 is built to be the continuation of MPDB 1.0, to serve as a more comprehensive data repertoire for Bangladeshi medicinal plants, and to provide a user-friendly interface for researchers, health practit...

    Authors: Nazmul Hussain, Rony Chanda, Ruhshan Ahmed Abir, Mohsina Akter Mou, Md. Kamrul Hasan and M. Arif Ashraf

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:301

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  34. The Hedgehog pathway is a fundamental signaling pathway in organogenesis. The expression patterns of the ligand Sonic Hedgehog (Shh) and key pathway components have been studied in many tissues but direct spatial...

    Authors: Crystal L. Sigulinsky, Xiaodong Li and Edward M. Levine

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:300

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  35. The purpose of this study is to examine the prevalence of social needs by English proficiency using data from Northwell Health’s social determinants of health screening program. The screening program evaluates...

    Authors: Austin Fischer, Joseph Conigliaro, Shaun Allicock and Eun Ji Kim

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:299

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  36. In present study, the effects of the leaf extract of Pyrus biossieriana Buhse on tert-Butyl hydroperoxide (t-BHP) induced toxicity in the HepG2 cell line were investigated.

    Authors: Hamed Mir, Daniel Elieh Ali Komi, Mahdi Pouramir, Hadi Parsian, Ali Akbar Moghadamnia, Nayer Seyfizadeh and Mostafa Lakzaei

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:298

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  37. Shame contains external and internal aspects. However, a Japanese language scale for simultaneously assessing both aspects of shame has not been developed to date. This study aimed to standardize the Japanese ...

    Authors: Yoichi Hiramatsu, Kenichi Asano, Yasuhiro Kotera, Ayumu Endo, Eiji Shimizu and Marcela Matos

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:297

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  38. The risk of contracting tuberculosis (TB) and the efficacy of TB therapy are affected by several factors, including genetic variation among populations. In the Indonesian population, data on the genes involved...

    Authors: Melisa Intan Barliana, Arif Satria Wira Kusuma, Widya Norma Insani, Sofa Dewi Alfian, Ajeng Diantini, Mutakin Mutakin, Tina Rostinawati, Herlambang Herlambang, Irma Melyani Puspitasari, Auliya Abdurrohim Suwantika and Rizky Abdulah

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:295

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  39. MicroRNAs are known to regulate 60% of genes at post translational level. MicroRNAs including Micro RNA-29 family play a vital role in cellular activities and have validate role in numerous metabolic disorders...

    Authors: Uzair Abbas, Bushra Imdad, Sikander Adil Mughal, Israr Ahmed Baloch, Afshan Mehboob Khan and Durr-e-Sameen Kamran

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:294

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  40. The introduction of a new technology has the potential to modify clinical practices, especially if easy to use, reliable and non-invasive. This observational before/after multicenter service evaluation compare...

    Authors: Patrice Forget, Simon Lacroix, Eric P. Deflandre, Anne Pirson, Nicolas Hustinx, Olivier Simonet, Fabrice Wandji, Serge von Montigny and Jibba Amraoui

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:293

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  41. 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...

    Authors: Shahab MohammadEbrahimi, Alireza Mohammadi, Robert Bergquist, Mahsan Akbarian, Mahnaz Arian, Elahe Pishgar and Behzad Kiani

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:292

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