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  1. Culiseta longiareolata is a cosmopolitan species and has implicated in the transmission of avian malaria, tularemia, and arboviruses. Despite the wide distribution of Cs. longiareolata in Iran, little is known ab...

    Authors: Fereshteh Ghahvechi Khaligh, Abdollah Naghian, Shadiyeh Soltanbeiglou and Saber Gholizadeh

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:81

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  2. An inverse effect of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) on the occurrence of asthma is debated and early acquisition of H. pylori may be important. We analyzed sera from 197 children from Environment and Childhood A...

    Authors: Kjetil K. Melby, Karin L. Carlsen, Geir Håland, Helvi H. Samdal and Kai-Håkon Carlsen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:79

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  3. Peripheral blood is the most promising source of RNA biomarkers for diagnostic and epidemiological studies, because the presence of disease and prognostic information is reflected in the gene expression patter...

    Authors: J. A. Carrillo-Ávila, R. de la Puente, P. Catalina, J. D. Rejón, L. Espín-Vallejo, V. Valdivieso and R. Aguilar-Quesada

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:77

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  4. Expression of the de-adhesive extracellular matrix protein tenascin-C (TNC) is associated with the early postnatal development of articular cartilage which is both load-dependent and associated with chondrocyt...

    Authors: Bastian L. Gruber, Michael J. Mienaltowski, James N. MacLeod, Johannes Schittny, Stephanie Kasper and Martin Flück

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:78

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  5. The number of DNA methylome and RNA transcriptome studies is growing, but investigators have to consider the cell type composition of tissues used. In blood samples, the data reflect the picture of a mixture o...

    Authors: Boris Chaumette, Oussama Kebir, Patrick A. Dion, Guy A. Rouleau and Marie-Odile Krebs

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:74

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  6. To explore the molecular composition and antioxidant status of four natural (unrefined) cod liver oil (CLO) products, three of which (Products 1–3) were non-fermented, whilst one (Product 4) was isolated from ...

    Authors: B. C. Percival, R. Zbasnik, V. Schlegel, M. Edgar, J. Zhang and M. Grootveld

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:73

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  7. Musculoskeletal disorders are one of the most important causes of disability. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among the above 50-year-old population who referr...

    Authors: MohammadBagher Shamsi, Ameneh Safari, Soheila Samadzadeh and Nasrin Yoosefpour

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:72

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  8. Advanced tools and resources are needed to efficiently and sustainably produce food for an increasing world population in the context of variable environmental conditions. The maize genomes to fields (G2F) ini...

    Authors: Bridget A. McFarland, Naser AlKhalifah, Martin Bohn, Jessica Bubert, Edward S. Buckler, Ignacio Ciampitti, Jode Edwards, David Ertl, Joseph L. Gage, Celeste M. Falcon, Sherry Flint-Garcia, Michael A. Gore, Christopher Graham, Candice N. Hirsch, James B. Holland, Elizabeth Hood…

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:71

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  9. Healthcare-associated infections due to Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) are a major cause of mortality and morbidity throughout the world. The purpose of the research described here was to evaluate the possibilit...

    Authors: Hirofumi Morino, Masafumi Futatsukame, Takanori Miura and Takashi Shibata

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:69

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  10. Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) are as considered opportunistic pathogens which capable of producing several toxins, enzymes and resistance genes. The current study aimed to determine the occurrence of di...

    Authors: Mona Nasaj, Zahra Saeidi, Babak Asghari, Ghodratollah Roshanaei and Mohammad Reza Arabestani

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:68

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  11. To evaluate the frequency of infection caused by the Oropouche virus (OROV) in 496 patients with acute febrile disease (AFI), whose samples were obtained for the analysis of endemic arboviruses in a previous i...

    Authors: Johanna Martins-Luna, Juana del Valle-Mendoza, Wilmer Silva-Caso, Isabel Sandoval, Luis J. del Valle, Carlos Palomares-Reyes, Hugo Carrillo-Ng, Isaac Peña-Tuesta and Miguel Angel Aguilar-Luis

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:67

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  12. To determine the quality of water, heavy metal content of edible muscles of a piscivorous fish (Protopterus annectens) and assess the health risks associated with using water and consumption of P. annectens from ...

    Authors: Timothy Omara, Papias Nteziyaremye, Solomon Akaganyira, Dickens Waswa Opio, Lucy Nyambura Karanja, Decrah Moraa Nyangena, Betty Jematia Kiptui, Remish Ogwang, Stephen Mark Epiaka, Abigael Jepchirchir and Alfayo Maiyo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:66

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  13. Alpha-thalassemia is a genetic disorder characterized by deletions of one or more α globin genes that result in deficient of α globin chains reducing haemoglobin concentration. The study aimed to screen 97 pat...

    Authors: Hussam Ali Osman, Muzamil Mahdi Abdel Hamid, Rahimah Binti Ahmad, Mohamed Saleem and Sana Altahir Abdallah

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:65

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  14. The present study was designed to evaluate the inhibitory effect of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) isolates from the fermented cocoa juice and their cell-free culture supernatants (CFS) against Helicobacter pylori st...

    Authors: Laure Brigitte Kouitcheu Mabeku, Samuel Ngue, Idris Bonsou Nguemo and Hubert Leundji

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:64

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  15. The golden color of Staphylococcus aureus is due to the synthesis of carotenoid pigments. In Gram-negative bacteria, Hfq is a global posttranscriptional regulator, but its function in S. aureus remains obscure. T...

    Authors: Wenfeng Liu, Pierre Boudry, Chantal Bohn and Philippe Bouloc

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:63

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  16. Genetic factors underlying different personality traits are not entirely understood, particularly how genes interact to modulate their effect. We studied 76 patients diagnosed with borderline personality disor...

    Authors: Valeria Salinas, Juana Villarroel, Hernán Silva, Luisa Herrera, Sonia Jerez, Alejandra Zazueta, Cristián Montes, Rodrigo Nieto and M. Leonor Bustamante

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:61

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  17. Liverworts possess historical adaptive strategies for abiotic stresses because they were the first plants that shifted from water to land. Proteomics is a state-of-the-art technique that can capture snapshots ...

    Authors: Sandhya Yadav, Akanksha Srivastava, Subhankar Biswas, Neha Chaurasia, Sushil Kumar Singh, Sanjiv Kumar, Vaibhav Srivastava and Yogesh Mishra

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:60

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  18. There is a lack of evidence concerning undernutrition (underweight and stunting) among adolescent girls in the study area, therefore, this study aimed to assess the magnitude of undernutrition and associated f...

    Authors: Kidanemaryam Berhe and Gebrehiwot Gebremariam

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:59

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  19. This study aims to estimate the cost of accessing FP services in Ghana. A cross-sectional design, involving quantitative methods were used to recruit 1194 women who accessed FP services in 336 primary health f...

    Authors: John Amissah, Emmanuel Kwaku Nakua, Eric Badu, Alexander Baba Amissah and Leticia Lariba

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:58

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  20. Cell growth curves constitute one of the primary assays employed to analyze cell proliferation dynamics of in vitro cultured cells under specific culture conditions. From the cell growth curve, it is possible ...

    Authors: Túlio Felipe Pereira, Gabriel Levin, Carlos DeOcesano-Pereira, Amanda Schiersner Caodaglio, André Fujita, Aldo Tonso and Mari Cleide Sogayar

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:57

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  21. Andrographis paniculata, widely used as an antidiabetic in Indonesian traditional medicines (jamu), contains chemical compounds whose concentration is related to its therapeutic effects. The concentration of solv...

    Authors: M. Rafi, A. F. Devi, U. D. Syafitri, R. Heryanto, I. H. Suparto, M. B. Amran, A. Rohman, B. Prajogo and L. W. Lim

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:56

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  22. Studies of postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) rely on repeat neuropsychological testing. The stability of the applied instruments, which are affected by natural variability in performance and measureme...

    Authors: Insa Feinkohl, Friedrich Borchers, Sarah Burkhardt, Henning Krampe, Antje Kraft, Saya Speidel, Ilse M. J. Kant, Simone J. T. van Montfort, Ellen Aarts, Jochen Kruppa, Arjen Slooter, Georg Winterer, Tobias Pischon and Claudia Spies

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:55

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  23. R-spondin 2 (RSPO2) is required for lung morphogenesis, activates Wnt signaling, and is upregulated in idiopathic lung fibrosis. Our objective was to investigate whether RSPO2 is similarly important in homeost...

    Authors: S. R. Jackson, M. F. D. M. Costa, C. F. Pastore, G. Zhao, A. I. Weiner, S. Adams, G. Palashikar, K. Quansah, K. Hankenson, D. R. Herbert and A. E. Vaughan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:54

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  24. Plant-infecting viruses remain a serious challenge towards achieving food security worldwide. Cucurbit virus surveys were conducted in Zimbabwe during the 2014 and 2015 growing seasons. Leaf samples displaying...

    Authors: Charles Karavina, Jacques Davy Ibaba and Augustine Gubba

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:53

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  25. Previous studies have shown that diabetic foot ulcers are principally associated with improper foot self-care. Since appropriate foot self-care is essential to prevent diabetic foot-ulcers, any factors which c...

    Authors: Yunita Sari, Arif Setyo Upoyo, Atyanti Isworo, Agis Taufik, Annas Sumeru, Dian Anandari and Eman Sutrisna

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:38

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  26. Herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2) infections are almost exclusively sexually transmitted. The presence of vaginal gels during sexual activity may have a significant positive or negative impact on viral transmissi...

    Authors: Andrea Szöllősi, Tímea Raffai, Anita Bogdanov, Valéria Endrész, László Párducz, Ferenc Somogyvári, László Janovák, Katalin Burián and Dezső P. Virok

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:52

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  27. Extraintestinal Pathogenic E. coli (ExPEC), are responsible for host diseases such as Neonatal Meningitis Escherichia coli (NMEC), the second-leading cause of neonatal bacterial meningitis, Avian Pathogenic E. co...

    Authors: Daniel W. Nielsen, Nicole Ricker, Nicolle L. Barbieri, Heather K. Allen, Lisa K. Nolan and Catherine M. Logue

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:51

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  28. To show the body image of people over 50 in Spain using the Body Shape Questionnaire test (BSQ), taking into account attribute variables of great interest such as age, gender, sentimental status, habitat (rural o...

    Authors: Roberto Sánchez-Cabrero, Fernando Martínez-López and Reyna Guadalupe Euán-Ramírez

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:50

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  29. For several observational studies that have reported the factors related to gastroschisis, the target population in these studies was mainly residents of Europe or the US, and there is little data on the Asian...

    Authors: Takehiro Michikawa, Shin Yamazaki, Eiko Suda, Tatsuo Kuroda, Shoji F. Nakayama, Tomohiko Isobe, Yayoi Kobayashi, Miyuki Iwai-Shimada, Makiko Sekiyama, Toshihiro Kawamoto and Hiroshi Nitta

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:47

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  30. This study sought to assess maternal growth monitoring knowledge and its effect on stunting, wasting and underweight among children 0–18 months in the Tamale Metropolis. An analytical cross-sectional study des...

    Authors: Mohammed Bukari, Muzamil Mohammed Abubakari, Mohammed Majeed, Abdul-Razak Abizari, Anthony Wemakor and Ambrose Atosona

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:45

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  31. The aim of this study was to assess the proportion and determinants of repeat induced abortion among women seeking abortion care services at Debre Markos town health institutions, Amhara regional state, Ethiop...

    Authors: Mahlet Imana Waktola, Dawit Gebeyehu Mekonen, Tewodros Seyoum Nigussie, Endeshaw Adimasu Cherkose and Addisu Taye Abate

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:44

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  32. Uses of simple analgesics were found insufficient to manage pain after thyroid surgery. We hypothesized that using bilateral superficial cervical plexus block (BSCPB) might influence the pattern of immediate p...

    Authors: Yophtahe B. Woldegerima, Amare G. Hailekiros and Girmay L. Fitiwi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:42

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  33. This study aimed at determining the relationship between religious commitment and moral sensitivity among nurses working in the ICU sections in the west of Iran. The present study was a cross-sectional descrip...

    Authors: Ebrahim Khalighi, Laleh Solaimanizadeh, Milad Borji, Asma Tarjoman, Behrouz Soltany and Farzad Zareie

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:41

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  34. After publication of the original article [1], the authors became aware of a typographical error in the original Table 1. Nucleotide substitution c.1425C>A corresponding to amino acid change p.(Ala344Asp) shou...

    Authors: D. Hettiarachchi and V. H. W. Dissanayake

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:40

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    The original article was published in BMC Research Notes 2019 12:726

  35. Currently, the replacement of fetal calf serum (FCS) by a more suitable alternative is a sought aim in the field of tissue and cell culture research. Autologous plasma (AP) and especially autologous serum (AS)...

    Authors: Razieh Alipour, Alimohammad Fatemi, Fereshteh Alsahebfosul, Alireza Andalib and Abbasali Pourazar

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:39

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  36. Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a frequent presentation in malaria infections. Several cases of AKI that are accompanied by clinical symptoms of malaria infection, such as fever, nausea, respiratory distress, and...

    Authors: Charandeep Kaur, Atreyi Pramanik, Kalpana Kumari, Rajendra Mandage, Amit Kumar Dinda, Jhuma Sankar, Arvind Bagga, Sanjay Kumar Agarwal, Aditi Sinha, Geetika Singh and Pragyan Acharya

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:37

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  37. We conducted a cross-sectional study to assess perceived work-related stress and associated factors among public secondary school teachers in Gondar city, northwest Ethiopia. A self-completed questionnaire was...

    Authors: Gebisa Guyasa Kabito and Sintayehu Daba Wami

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:36

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  38. Grasslands are widespread ecosystems that fulfil many functions. Plant species richness (PSR) is known to have beneficial effects on such functions and monitoring PSR is crucial for tracking the effects of lan...

    Authors: Miguel Loera-Sánchez, Bruno Studer and Roland Kölliker

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:35

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  39. The role of genetic factors in the development of obesity is largely unreported in Sri Lankans. The Q223R (rs1137101) single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of the leptin receptor (LEPR) gene has been associated wi...

    Authors: Y. A. Illangasekera, P. V. R. Kumarasiri, D. J. Fernando and C. F. Dalton

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:34

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  40. An accurate forecasting of outbreaks of influenza-like illness (ILI) could support public health officials to suggest public health actions earlier. We investigated the performance of three different feature s...

    Authors: Ali Darwish, Yasser Rahhal and Assef Jafar

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:33

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  41. This study examined whether exposure to smoking and vaping cues the urge to smoke or vape. It extends previous studies on first-generation cigalikes (visually similar to cigarettes) and second-generation devic...

    Authors: Anna K. M. Blackwell, Katie De-loyde, Laura A. Brocklebank, Olivia M. Maynard, Theresa M. Marteau, Gareth J. Hollands, Paul C. Fletcher, Angela S. Attwood, Richard W. Morris and Marcus R. Munafò

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:32

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  42. To report on long-term effects of a cluster randomized controlled kindergarten-based intervention trial, which aimed to increase vegetable intake among Norwegian preschool children (3–5 years at baseline). The...

    Authors: Anne Lene Kristiansen, Anine Christine Medin, Mona Bjelland, Anne Himberg-Sundet, Nanna Lien, René Holst and Lene Frost Andersen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:30

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