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  1. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the mental health of people worldwide. Psychological resilience has been shown to buffer against the threat of the pandemic (i.e., COVID-19 fear) and sustain mental health. T...

    Authors: Daichi Sugawara, Yuan Gu, Akihiro Masuyama, Siew Li Ng, Evone Y. M. Phoo, Raja Intan Arifah Binti Raja Reza Shah, Takahiro Kubo, Yuta Chishima and Eugene Y. J. Tee
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:409
  2. This study was aimed to present a conceptual framework about the misinformation surrounding COVID-19 outbreak in Iran. For this purpose, discourse analysis of two of the most common social virtual networks wer...

    Authors: Peivand Bastani, Seyyed Mostafa Hakimzadeh and Mohammad Amin Bahrami
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:408
  3. Epithelial–mesenchymal transition (EMT) is involved in the development of proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) and subsequent fibrosis. Previously, we demonstrated that placental extract ameliorates fibrosis ...

    Authors: Kyoko Igarashi, Koji Sugimoto and Eiichi Hirano
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:407
  4. Salivary cortisol and cortisone are used as biomarkers of physiological stress. Careful sampling of saliva for profiling of awakening response and the diurnal slope can be challenging in free-living environmen...

    Authors: Sarah Overgaard Sørensen, Jesper Pedersen, Martin G. Rasmussen, Peter L. Kristensen and Anders Grøntved
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:406
  5. There has been an important global interest in Open Science, which include open data and methods, in addition to open access publications. It has been proposed that public availability of raw data increases th...

    Authors: Diego A. Forero, Walter H. Curioso and George P. Patrinos
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:405
  6. A community-based cross-sectional study was done to assess Plasmodium falciparum exposure in areas with different malaria endemicity in north-eastern Tanzania using serological markers; PfAMA-1 and PfMSP-119.

    Authors: Robert D. Kaaya, Debora C. Kajeguka, Johnson J. Matowo, Arnold J. Ndaro, Franklin W. Mosha, Jaffu O. Chilongola and Reginald A. Kavishe
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:404
  7. Charcot foot is a rare complication to neuropathy and can cause severe foot deformities and ulcerations, which often require prolonged antibiotical treatment. The objective of this retrospective study was to i...

    Authors: Rasmus Bo Jansen, Per E. Holstein, Bo Jørgensen, Klaus Kirketerp Møller and Ole Lander Svendsen
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:403
  8. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the novel coronavirus causing severe respiratory illness (COVID-19). This virus was initially identified in Wuhan city, a populated area of the H...

    Authors: Seyyed Reza Mousavi, Maryam Sadat Sajjadi, Farinaz Khosravian, Sara Feizbakhshan, Sharareh Salmanizadeh, Zahra Taherian Esfahani, Faeze Ahmadi Beni, Ameneh Arab, Mohammad Kazemi, Kiana Shahzamani, Ramin Sami, Majid Hosseinzadeh, Mansoor Salehi and Hajie Lotfi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:401
  9. Athletic performances are dynamic movements that are physically challenging and often predict individual success in ecological contexts. They stem from a complex integration of multiple phenotypic traits—e.g., mo...

    Authors: Erica de Rysky, Bisconti Roberta, Chiocchio Andrea and Canestrelli Daniele
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:399
  10. Microbial analysis in milk preserved using heat-assisted Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) need to be assessed. In this study we analyze the microbial quality and virulence-associated genes in milk samples preserved...

    Authors: Suci Yuliangsih, Diana Elizabeth Waturangi and Yogiara
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:397
  11. Financial protection mechanisms are in place to overcome the costs of a few diseases in India. Our objective was to estimate the costs incurred due to Oral Potentially Malignant Disorders (OPMD) and to determi...

    Authors: Jay R. Patel and Mihir P. Rupani
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:396
  12. Near visual impairment (VI) is a common disability in an aging population. Near vision is crucial in activity of daily living including reading, smartphone and computer use and meal preparation. This study was...

    Authors: Qiu Ting Kee, Mohd Harimi Abd Rahman, Norliza Mohamad Fadzil, Zainora Mohammed and Suzana Shahar
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:395
  13. In previous studies using Illumina Infinium methylation arrays, we have identified DNA methylation marks associated with cancer predisposition and progression. In the present study, we have sought to find appr...

    Authors: Chenglong Yu, Pierre-Antoine Dugué, James G. Dowty, Fleur Hammet, JiHoon E. Joo, Ee Ming Wong, Mahnaz Hosseinpour, Graham G. Giles, John L. Hopper, Tu Nguyen-Dumont, Robert J. MacInnis and Melissa C. Southey
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:394
  14. To develop a collision engine (haptic force feedback simulator) compatible with a 5-degrees-of-freedom (DOF) haptic wand. This has broad applications such as telerobotic ultrasound systems. Integrating force f...

    Authors: Reza Fotouhi, Atieh Najafi Semnani, QianWei Zhang, Scott J. Adams and Haron Obaid
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:393
  15. Although perceived neighbourhood environment is considered a predictor of leisure-time physical activity (LTPA), evidence for this is limited in South Asia. Thus, the aim was to determine the association betwe...

    Authors: Shreenika De Silva Weliange, Madhawa Perera and Jagath Gunatilake
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:391
  16. Lipofection-mediated introduction of the CRISPR/Cas9 system in porcine zygotes provides a simple method for gene editing, without requiring micromanipulation. However, the gene editing efficiency is inadequate...

    Authors: Qingyi Lin, Quynh Anh Le, Koki Takebayashi, Chommanart Thongkittidilok, Manita Wittayarat, Maki Hirata, Fuminori Tanihara and Takeshige Otoi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:389
  17. Due to different concerns in using appropriate mosquito blood feeding techniques, this work focused on evaluating the effectiveness of two artificial mosquito feeding systems (Rutledge and Hemotek) and three d...

    Authors: Fatoumata Seck, Aurélie Cailleau, Mawlouth Diallo and Ibrahima Dia
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:388
  18. The mangrove cricket, Apteronemobius asahinai, shows endogenous activity rhythms that synchronize with the tidal cycle (i.e., a free-running rhythm with a period of ~ 12.4 h [the circatidal rhythm]). Little is kn...

    Authors: Aya Satoh, Miwako Takasu, Kentaro Yano and Yohey Terai
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:387
  19. To identify sociodemographic factors and health conditions associated with self-rated wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults. Participants were recruited via investigator networks and an on...

    Authors: A. Gall, A. Diaz, G. Garvey, K. Anderson, D. Lindsay and K. Howard
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:386
  20. The objective of this study was to employ ensemble clustering and tree-based risk model approaches to identify interactions between clinicogenomic features for colorectal cancer using the 100,000 Genomes Project.

    Authors: Yuguo Wei, Nikolaos Papachristou, Stefanie Mueller, Wai Hoong Chang and Alvina G. Lai
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:385
  21. We aimed to detect the effect of a couple of parameters including Alg, H2O2, and HRP concentrations on the gelation time of Alg-based hydrogels using an enzymatic cross-linked procedure.

    Authors: Sepideh Saghati, Ali Baradar Khoshfetrat, Hamid Tayefi Nasrabadi, Leila Roshangar and Reza Rahbarghazi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:384
  22. The mammalian Notch ligand DLL1 has essential functions during development. To visualise DLL1 in tissues, for sorting and enrichment of DLL1-expressing cells, and to efficiently purify DLL1 protein complexes w...

    Authors: Karin Schuster-Gossler, Karsten Boldt, Dorothee Bornhorst, Patricia Delany-Heiken, Marius Ueffing and Achim Gossler
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:383
  23. Bacteriophages (or phages) are viruses which infect and lyse bacteria. The therapeutic use of phages (phage therapy) has regained attention in the last decades as an alternative strategy to treat infections ca...

    Authors: Luca G. Valente, Lea Federer, Manuela Iten, Denis Grandgirard, Stephen L. Leib, Stephan M. Jakob, Matthias Haenggi, David R. Cameron, Yok-Ai Que and Josef Prazak
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:381
  24. We aimed to simplify our fetal RHD genotyping protocol by changing the method to attach Illumina’s sequencing adaptors to PCR products from the ligation-based method to a PCR-based method, and to improve its reli...

    Authors: Asuka Hori, Hiroko Ogata-Kawata, Aiko Sasaki, Ken Takahashi, Kosuke Taniguchi, Ohsuke Migita, Akihiro Kawashima, Aikou Okamoto, Akihiko Sekizawa, Haruhiko Sago, Fumio Takada, Kazuhiko Nakabayashi and Kenichiro Hata
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:380
  25. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of swimming training (T) on the renal system and body composition parameters in young animals treated with a high sucrose diet (SUD) during 12 weeks.

    Authors: Jaqueline A. de Souza, Angélica B. Gonçalves Pinto, Emerson C. de Oliveira, Daniel B. Coelho, Nádia L. Totou, Wanderson G. de Lima and Lenice K. Becker
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:378
  26. The study of care trajectories of psychiatric patients across hospitals was previously not possible in Belgium as each hospital stores its data autonomously, and government-related registrations do not contain...

    Authors: Eva Rens, Joris Michielsen, Geert Dom, Roy Remmen and Kris Van den Broeck
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:377
  27. The characterization of microRNAs (miRNA) in recent years is an important advance in the field of gene regulation. To this end, several approaches for miRNA expression analysis and various bioinformatics tools...

    Authors: Maria Tsagiopoulou, Anastasis Togkousidis, Nikolaos Pechlivanis, Maria Christina Maniou, Aristea Batsali, Angelos Matheakakis, Charalampos Pontikoglou and Fotis Psomopoulos
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:376
  28. Evidence on socioeconomic inequalities in infections with the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is still limited as most of the available studies are ecological in nature and individual-level data is sparse. We t...

    Authors: Benjamin Wachtler, Stephan Müters, Niels Michalski, Carmen Koschollek, Stefan Albrecht, Sebastian Haller, Osamah Hamouda, Claudia Hövener and Jens Hoebel
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:375
  29. COVID-19 has been introduced by the World Health Organization as a health emergency worldwide. Up to 9% of the patients with COVID-19 may be readmitted by 2 months after discharge. This study aimed to estimate...

    Authors: Mohammad Nematshahi, Davood Soroosh, Mahboubeh Neamatshahi, Fahimeh Attarian and Faeze Rahimi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:374
  30. Increasing access to quality, evidence-based mental health treatments, including psychotherapy, is a global priority. Knowledge of factors associated with delivery settings is critical to ensure that new pract...

    Authors: Kimberly Hook, Julia Kozishkurt, Olga Kovalchuk, Evelina Goncharenko, Vitalii Kodovbetskyi, Milana Opanasenko, Andrii Kopytko, Andriy Girnyk, Kateryna Kliuzko, Mari-Lynn Drainoni and Sergiy Bogdanov
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:373
  31. Building on findings reported in a previous publication, the objective of this study is to explore if teacher-rated indicators of school ethos modify the association between problematic familial alcohol use an...

    Authors: Gabriella Olsson, Sara Brolin Låftman, Joakim Wahlström and Bitte Modin
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:370
  32. Papillary Thyroid carcinoma accounts for more than 60% of adult thyroid carcinomas. Finding a helpful marker is vital to determine the correct treatment approach. The present study was aimed to evaluate the ex...

    Authors: Mohadeseh Hajian, Abolghasem Esmaeili and Ardeshir Talebi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:369
  33. Among the different methods to profile the genome-wide patterns of transcription factor binding and histone modifications in cells and tissues, CUT&RUN has emerged as a more efficient approach that allows for ...

    Authors: Joseph Boyd, Princess Rodriguez, Hilde Schjerven and Seth Frietze
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:366
  34. To explore the acceptability and feasibility of choice architecture strategies for dietary change in UK secondary school canteens from the perspectives of pupils, school staff and catering providers through qu...

    Authors: Marie Murphy, Daniel Mensah, Elena Mylona and Oyinlola Oyebode
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:365
  35. The increased prevalence of metabolic dyslipidemia (MD) and its association with a variety of disorders raised a lot of attention to its management. Caveolin 1 (CAV1) the key protein in the caval structure of ...

    Authors: Nasim Khatibi, Atieh Mirzababaei, Farideh Shiraseb, Faezeh Abaj, Fariba Koohdani and Khadijeh Mirzaei
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:364
  36. Neuroscience research using laboratory animals has increased over the years for a number of reasons. Some of these studies require the use of anesthetics for surgical procedures. However, the use of anesthetic...

    Authors: Gabriela Cruz Pereira, Marcos Mônico Neto, Hanna Karen Moreira Antunes, Kil Sun Lee and Marcio Henrique Mello da Luz
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:363
  37. This study aims to examine changes in patients’ perspectives and outlooks regarding the disease and their health after hospitalization for COVID-19 and investigate their discrimination and harassment experienc...

    Authors: Ken Goda, Tsuneaki Kenzaka, Shinsuke Yahata, Ayako Kumabe, Masahiro Katsurada and Hogara Nishisaki
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:362
  38. Realimentation can compensate for weight loss from poor-quality feedstuffs or drought. Mature cows fluctuate in body weight throughout the year due to nutrient availability. The objective of this study was to ...

    Authors: Hannah C. Cunningham-Hollinger, Larry A. Kuehn, Kristi M. Cammack, Kristin E. Hales, William T. Oliver, Matthew S. Crouse, Celine Chen, Harvey C. Freetly and Amanda K. Lindholm-Perry
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:361

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