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  1. In contrast to glycophytes, halophyte plants have evolved unique morphological and physiological mechanisms to deal with abiotic stress. This study presents the physiological responses of Aeluropus littoralis, a ...

    Authors: Seyyed Hamidreza Hashemipetroudi, Gholamreza Ahmadian, Farzaneh Fatemi, Ghorbanali Nematzadeh, Ahad Yamchi and Markus Kuhlmann
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:201
  2. Adolescents and youth constitute a significant proportion of the population in developing nations. Conventional survey methods risk missing adolescents/youth because their family planning/contraception (FP/C) ...

    Authors: Mary Thiongo, Peter Gichangi, Patrick K. Macho, Meagan E. Byrne, Peter Kimani, Michael Waithaka, Scott Radloff, Philip Anglewicz and Michele R. Decker
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:200
  3. To assess potential non-target effects of genetically engineered/modified (GM) maize that produces insecticidal proteins from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), numerous field experiments have been conducted worldwide....

    Authors: Michael Meissle, Steven E. Naranjo and Jörg Romeis
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:199

    The Systematic Review to this article has been published in Environmental Evidence 2022 11:21

  4. Achieving sufficient statistical power in a survival analysis usually requires large amounts of data from different sites. Sensitivity of individual-level data, ethical and practical considerations regarding d...

    Authors: Soumya Banerjee, Ghislain N. Sofack, Thodoris Papakonstantinou, Demetris Avraam, Paul Burton, Daniela Zöller and Tom R. P. Bishop
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:197
  5. The widespread dissemination of phenotypic colistin-resistant (COR) bacteria in the community threatens public health. The horizontal gene transfer of the mobile colistin resistance gene via plasmids is though...

    Authors: Yoshimasa Yamamoto, Ayano Higashi, Kanoko Ikawa, Hoa Thi Thanh Hoang, Takahiro Yamaguchi, Ryuji Kawahara, Hideki Noguchi, Thang Nam Nguyen, Diep Thi Khong and Hoa Thi Tran
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:196
  6. We developed an assay to measure the concentration of 25 hydroxyvitamin D2 and D3 in protein extracts derived from stored neonatal dried blood spots. During this study, we postulated that these samples had been c...

    Authors: Sanne Grundvad Boelt, Oleguer Plana-Ripoll, Clara Albiñana, Bjarni Vilhjálmsson, John J. McGrath and Arieh S. Cohen
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:194
  7. Microbial dysbiosis, a shift from commensal to pathogenic microbiota, is often associated with mental health and the gut–brain axis, where dysbiosis in the gut may be linked to dysfunction in the brain. Many s...

    Authors: Austin T. Almand, Allison P. Anderson, Brianna D. Hitt, John C. Sitko, Rebekah M. Joy, Benjamin D. Easter and Erin A. Almand
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:193
  8. Among the measures taken to combat sexism and sexual harassment, prevention courses for medical students are one possibility. We aimed to describe the process of implementing a training course on the preventio...

    Authors: Emmanuelle Lüthi, Lauriane Pichonnaz, Joëlle Schwarz, Pascal Morier-Genoud, Caroline Dayer, Ilire Rrustemi, Léa Schilter, Alexandre Berney, Caroline John, Julie Dubois, Pierre-Yves Rodondi and Carole Clair
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:192
  9. We aimed to compare the effect of bupivacaine intraperitoneal with intra-abdominal bicarbonate in reducing postoperative pain in laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

    Authors: Nasim Nikoubakht, Seyed Hamid Reza Faiz, Seyed Hamzeh Mousavie, Amineh Shafeinia and Leila Borhani Zonoz
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:191
  10. Although linkage studies have been utilized for the identification of variants associated with cancer in the world, little is known about their role in non BRCA1/2 individuals in the Sri Lankans. Hence we perform...

    Authors: Prabhavi Wijesiriwardhana, Anthony M. Musolf, Joan E. Bailey-Wilson, T. Kalum Wetthasinghe and Vajira H. W. Dissanayake
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:190
  11. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of nano-curcumin supplementation on adipokines levels and clinical signs in obese and overweight patients with migraine.

    Authors: Mohsen Sedighiyan, Mina Abdolahi, Elham Jafari, Zahra Vahabi, Sara Sohrabi Athar, Shima Hadavi, Mahnaz Narimani Zamanabadi, Mir-Saeed Yekaninejad and Mahmoud Djalali
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:189
  12. Toxoplasma gondii is a ubiquitous parasite of medical and veterinary importance; however, there exists no cure for chronic toxoplasmosis. Metabolic enzymes required for the production and maintenance of tissue cy...

    Authors: Emily V. Quach, Binh Cao, Edres Babacarkhial, Daniel Ho, Janak Sharma and Pascale S. Guiton
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:188
  13. Person-to-person transmission can occur during outbreaks of verotoxigenic Escherichia coli (VTEC), however the impact of this transmission route is not well understood. This study aimed to examine the role of per...

    Authors: Roksolana Hovdey, Jan M. Sargeant, David N. Fisman and Amy L. Greer
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:187
  14. We assessed Case Fatality Rate (CFR) of COVID-19 as an indicator to situate the performance of Nigeria relative to other selected countries. We obtained case fatality rates of different countries from data set...

    Authors: Sanyaolu Alani Ameye, Temitope Olumuyiwa Ojo, Tajudin Adesegun Adetunji and Michael Olusesan Awoleye
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:186
  15. To introduce salvage prostatectomy in Denmark. Prior to this, no national curative treatment for recurrent prostate cancer following radiation therapy existed in Denmark. This pilot study represent our initial...

    Authors: Mike Allan Mortensen, Charlotte Aaberg Poulsen, Göran Ahlgren, Kirsten Madsen and Mads Hvid Poulsen
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:185
  16. One major source of exhaustion for researchers is the redundant paperwork of three different documents—research papers, ethics review applications, and research grant applications—for the same research plan. T...

    Authors: Yuki Mori, Kaito Takashima, Kohei Ueda, Kyoshiro Sasaki and Yuki Yamada
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:184
  17. The fungus Metarhizium brunneum produces ergot alkaloids of the lysergic acid amide class, most abundantly lysergic acid α-hydroxyethylamide (LAH). Genes for making ergot alkaloids are clustered in the genomes of...

    Authors: Kelcie N. Britton, Chey R. Steen, Kyle A. Davis, Jessi K. Sampson and Daniel G. Panaccione
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:183
  18. To reanalyze a clinical trial on the effectiveness of a Brief Intervention (BI) delivered by non-professionals to reduce risky alcohol drinking. Our previous null-hypothesis test of the effects of the BI yield...

    Authors: Nicolas A. Barticevic, Fernando Poblete, Laura Bradshaw and Marcus Bendtsen
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:182
  19. Mitral regurgitation (MR) and microvascular obstruction (MVO) are common complications of myocardial infarction (MI). This study aimed to investigate the association between MR in ST-elevation MI (STEMI) subje...

    Authors: Hosamadin Assadi, Ciaran Grafton-Clarke, Ahmet Demirkiran, Rob J. van der Geest, Robin Nijveldt, Marcus Flather, Andrew J. Swift, Vass S. Vassiliou, Peter P. Swoboda, Amardeep Dastidar, John P. Greenwood, Sven Plein and Pankaj Garg
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:181
  20. In children, achieving an acceptable degree of accuracy from dietary or physical activity (PA) assessments remains a challenge. Children tend to overestimate their time spent in daily PA and underestimate thei...

    Authors: Jérémy Vanhelst, Valérie Deken, Gaëlle Boulic, Alain Duhamel and Monique Romon
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:179
  21. The relationship of sagittal spinal shape in the pathogenesis of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is recognised. What is not clear is the relationship between the sagittal shape of those without scoliosis...

    Authors: Adrian Gardner, Fiona Berryman and Paul Pynsent
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:178
  22. Exercise has been demonstrated to be beneficial for improving physical capacity and quality of life in people with scleroderma, although knowledge of its impact on the respiratory system is limited. This study...

    Authors: Samantha Gomes de Alegria, Patrícia Frascari Litrento, Iasmim de Oliveira Farias, Thiago Thomaz Mafort and Agnaldo José Lopes
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:176
  23. Environmental enrichment is used to treat social, communication, and behavioral deficits and is known to modify the expression of synaptic receptors. We compared the effects of environmental enrichment in the ...

    Authors: Daniela Monje-Reyna, Jorge Manzo Denes and Fidel Santamaria
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:175
  24. MazF is a sequence-specific endoribonuclease-toxin of the MazEF toxin–antitoxin system. MazF cleaves single-stranded ribonucleic acid (RNA) regions at adenine–cytosine–adenine (ACA) sequences in the bacterium Esc...

    Authors: Nela Nikolic, Martina Sauert, Tanino G. Albanese and Isabella Moll
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:173

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Research Notes 2022 15:262

  25. Portal mesenchymal cells induce the epithelial differentiation of the bile ducts in the developing liver via one of the Delta-Notch signaling components, JAGGED1. Although this differential induction is crucia...

    Authors: Teppei Nishino, Masaharu Yoshihara, Takahiro Nakayama, Takaho Tsuchiya, Saeko Tahara, Haruka Ozaki and Satoru Takahashi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:172
  26. The admixture of domestic pig into wild boar populations is controlled until now, by cytogenetic analysis. Even if a first-generation hybrid animal is discernable because of its 37-chromosome karyotype, the cy...

    Authors: Nathalie Iannuccelli, Nicolas Mary, Nathalie Bonnet, Geoffrey Petit, Carine Valle, Alain Ducos and Juliette Riquet
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:170
  27. The detection and monitoring of DNA methylation status in circulating tumor cell DNA (ctDNA) provides critical insights into cancer diagnosis and progression. The methylation status of the Dickkopf-related pro...

    Authors: Kenji Araki, Ai Kurosawa and Hiromi Kumon
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:169
  28. Patterns of cryopreservation of explanted skull bone flaps have long been a matter of debate, in particular the appropriate temperature of storage. To the best of our knowledge no study to date has compared th...

    Authors: R. Agrawal, C. Rompf, A. B. Pranada, P. Vollmar, A. De Lorenzo, A. Hoyer and K. Gousias
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:167
  29. The combined use of action observation and motor imagery (AOMI) is a promising technique in neurorehabilitation that can be usefully applied in addition to conventional forms of therapy. Previous studies with ...

    Authors: Frank Behrendt, Monika Le-Minh and Corina Schuster-Amft
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:166
  30. Poor quality medical research causes serious harms by misleading healthcare professionals and policymakers, decreasing trust in science and medicine, and wasting public funds. Here we outline underlying proble...

    Authors: Stephen H. Bradley, Nicholas J. DeVito, Kelly E. Lloyd, Patricia Logullo and Jessica E. Butler
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:165
  31. The mesoderm-specific transcript (Mest) is an imprinted gene that is transcribed from the paternal allele. It is a marker of adipose tissue expansion; however, it is uncertain whether Mest expression promotes or ...

    Authors: Yoshito Kadota, Takashige Kawakami, Masao Sato and Shinya Suzuki
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:164
  32. The increasing spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 has prompted Canada to take unprecedented measures. The objective of this study was to examine the impact of the implemented public heal...

    Authors: Laila Aboulatta, Kaarina Kowalec, Joseph Delaney, Silvia Alessi-Severini, Christine Leong, Jamie Falk and Sherif Eltonsy
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:162
  33. Research examining the age of diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and its influencing factors mostly originate from developed Western countries, providing little to no systematic information about the ...

    Authors: Fahad M. Alnemary, Faisal M. Alnemary, Gabriela Simon-Cereijido, Hesham M. Aldhalaan, Anthony Hernandez, Ahmed Alyahya and Shuliweeh Alenezi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:161
  34. The objective of this study was to identify the diagnostic performance of video capsule endoscopy (VCE) among patients presenting with iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) and negative bidirectional endoscopy to a ga...

    Authors: Maddison Furner, Robyn Nagel and Janani Pinidiyapathirage
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:160
  35. We present a database on Brazilian spatial, demographic, and socioeconomic characteristics from 1996 to 2020. This database aims for integration and harmonization with epidemiological data from two major studi...

    Authors: Ronaldo Fernandes Santos Alves, Patricia de Moraes Mello Boccolini, Lais Ribeiro Baroni, Laís de Almeida Relvas-Brandt, Raquel de Abreu Junqueira Gritz and Cristiano Siqueira Boccolini
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:159
  36. The advent of new techniques such as video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for the removal of lung segments leads to compression of the surgical specimen, with the possible dissemination of neoplastic ce...

    Authors: Carlos Andrés Latorre Noguera, Agnaldo José Lopes, Ivan Mathias Filho, Claudio Higa, Rodolfo Acatauassú Nunes, Carlos Eduardo Teixeira Lima and Eduardo Haruo Saito
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:158
  37. ‘Integrative and Conjugative Elements’ (ICEs) and ‘Integrative and Mobilizable Elements’ (IMEs) are two classes of mobile genetic elements that are complex to detect and delineate. Therefore, they are yet poor...

    Authors: Gérard Guédon, Julie Lao, Sophie Payot, Thomas Lacroix, Hélène Chiapello and Nathalie Leblond-Bourget
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:157
  38. It has been shown that variable compared to fixed task prioritization during dual task practice more effectively improves motor (i.e., postural control) and cognitive (i.e., memory) performance in older adults...

    Authors: Thomas Muehlbauer, Hagen Voigt, Dennis Brueckner and Rainer Beurskens
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:156
  39. The mosquito transmitted dengue virus (DENV) the causative agent of dengue fever (DF) remains a significant public health burden in many countries. Thailand, along with many countries in Asia and elsewhere, ha...

    Authors: Thippayawan Ratanakomol, Sittiruk Roytrakul, Nitwara Wikan and Duncan R. Smith
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:154

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