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  1. Many young people report they want to stop smoking and have tried to do so, but most of their quit attempts fail. For adult smokers, there is strong evidence that group behavioural support enhances quit rates....

    Authors: Wolfgang A Markham, Christopher Bridle, Gillian Grimshaw, Alan Stanton and Paul Aveyard

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:336

    Content type: Project Note

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  2. The Dahl salt-sensitive rat, but not the Dahl salt-resistant rat, develops hypertension and hypovitaminosis D when fed a high salt diet. Since the salt-sensitive rat and salt-resistant rat were bred from the S...

    Authors: Myrtle Thierry-Palmer, Teclemicael K Tewolde, Neremiah L Emmett and Mohamed A Bayorh

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:332

    Content type: Short Report

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  3. Statistics on occupational accidents are based on data from registered employees. With the increasing number of immigrants employed illegally and/or without regular working visas in many developed countries, i...

    Authors: Giuseppe Mastrangelo, Ragnar Rylander, Alessandra Buja, Gianluca Marangi, Emanuela Fadda, Ugo Fedeli and Luca Cegolon

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:331

    Content type: Short Report

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  4. In nature, light is one of the most important environmental cues that fungi perceive and interpret. It is known not only to influence growth and conidiation, but also cellulase gene expression. We therefore st...

    Authors: Miklós Gyalai-Korpos, Gáspár Nagy, Zoltán Mareczky, André Schuster, Kati Réczey and Monika Schmoll

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:330

    Content type: Short Report

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  5. Smoking is currently accepted as a well-established risk factor for many oral diseases such as oral cancer and periodontal disease. Provision of smoking cessation care to patients with oral problems is a respo...

    Authors: Atsushi Saito, Makiko Nishina, Keiko Murai, Akiko Mizuno, Fumie Ueshima, Takemi Makiishi and Tatsuya Ichinohe

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:329

    Content type: Short Report

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  6. Flow cytometry utilizes signals from fluorescent markers to separate targeted cell populations for gene expression studies. However, the stress of the FACS process could change normal gene expression profiles....

    Authors: Ismail Zaitoun, Christopher S Erickson, Kathy Schell and Miles L Epstein

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:328

    Content type: Technical Note

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  7. The increasing prevalence of obesity in young women is a major public health concern. Few data are available concerning the epidemiology of malnutrition especially obesity among pregnant women in the developin...

    Authors: Duria A Rayis, Ameer O Abbaker, Yasir Salih, Tayseer E Diab and Ishag Adam

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:327

    Content type: Short Report

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  8. Mortality statistics from death registration systems are essential for health policy and development. Indonesia has recently mandated compulsory death registration across the entire country in December 2006. T...

    Authors: Chalapati Rao, Soeharsono Soemantri, Sarimawar Djaja, Suhardi, Timothy Adair, Yuana Wiryawan, Lamria Pangaribuan, Joko Irianto, Soewarta Kosen and Alan D Lopez

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:325

    Content type: Short Report

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  9. The adherence to policies of National TB Control Programme (NTP) to manage a case of tuberculosis (TB) is a fundamental step to have a successful programme in any country. Childhood TB services faces an unmet ...

    Authors: Nauman Safdar, Sven Gudmund Hinderaker, Noor Ahmed Baloch, Donald A Enarson, Muhammad Amir Khan and Odd Morkve

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:324

    Content type: Short Report

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  10. Purines such as adenosine and ATP are now generally recognized as the regulators of many physiological functions, such as neurotransmission, pain, cardiac function, and immune responses. Purines exert their fu...

    Authors: Kazunori Namba, Tokiko Suzuki and Hiroyasu Nakata

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:323

    Content type: Short Report

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  11. Micro-and minisatellites are among the most powerful genetic markers known to date. They have been used as tools for a large number of applications ranging from gene mapping to phylogenetic studies and isolate...

    Authors: Pascal Bally, Jonathan Grandaubert, Thierry Rouxel and Marie-Hélène Balesdent

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:322

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Different cell subpopulations in a single tumor may show diverse capacities for growth, differentiation, metastasis formation, and sensitivity to treatments. Thus, heterogeneity is an important feature of tumo...

    Authors: Jian Li, Kai Wang, Thomas Dyrsø Jensen, Shengting Li, Lars Bolund and Carsten Wiuf

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:321

    Content type: Hypothesis

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  13. The outcome of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains poor because of late diagnosis. We determined the performances of α -1-acid glycoprotein (AAG) and des-γ-carboxy prothrombin (DCP) for the di...

    Authors: Indra Bachtiar, Valentine Kheng, Gunawan A Wibowo, Rino A Gani, Irsan Hasan, Andri Sanityoso, Unggul Budhihusodo, Syafruddin AR Lelosutan, Ruswhandi Martamala, Wenny A Achwan, Soewignyo Soemoharjo, Ali Sulaiman, Laurentius A Lesmana and Susan Tai

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:319

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Aim - to survey members of Diabetes UK who had Type 2 diabetes and who used self monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG), to elicit their views on its usefulness in the management of their diabetes, and how they us...

    Authors: Katharine D Barnard, Amanda J Young and Norman R Waugh

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:318

    Content type: Short Report

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  15. Based on a report for one species (Scylla serrata), it is widely believed that mud crabs are relatively resistant to disease caused by white spot syndrome virus (WSSV). We tested this hypothesis by determining th...

    Authors: Naraporn Somboonna, Seksan Mangkalanan, Attasit Udompetcharaporn, Chartchai Krittanai, Kallaya Sritunyalucksana and TW Flegel

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:315

    Content type: Short Report

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  16. Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) of cervids including white-tailed (Odocoileus virginianus) and mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus), Rocky Mountain elk (Cervus elaphus ...

    Authors: Stephen N White, Terry R Spraker, James O Reynolds and Katherine I O'Rourke

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:314

    Content type: Short Report

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  17. The objective of this study was to establish baseline data on alcohol consumption patterns, behaviours and harms among amateur sportsmen in the Republic of Ireland.

    Authors: Anne M O'Farrell, Shane PA Allwright, Susan C Kenny, Gerry Roddy and Nazih Eldin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:313

    Content type: Short Report

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  18. The aim of this study was to determine physicians' opinion regarding pharmacovigilance feedback sessions. A survey was conducted in a teaching hospital, and the physicians who attended the sessions were invite...

    Authors: Antonio Vallano, Consuelo Pedrós, Antonia Agustí, Gloria Cereza, Immaculada Danés, Cristina Aguilera and Josep Maria Arnau

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:311

    Content type: Short Report

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  19. Mechanical strain plays a significant role in the regulation of bone matrix turnover, which is mediated in part by matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-13 and tissue inhibitors of matrix metalloproteinase (TIMP)-1. ...

    Authors: Yongming Li, Lin Tang, Yinzhong Duan and Yin Ding

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:309

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Burkholderia gladioli pathovar cocovenenans (BGC) is responsible for sporadic food-poisoning outbreaks with high morbidity and mortality in Asian countries. Little is known about the regulation of virulence facto...

    Authors: Nawarat Somprasong, Ian McMillan, RoxAnn R Karkhoff-Schweizer, Skorn Mongkolsuk and Herbert P Schweizer

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:308

    Content type: Technical Note

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  21. PKA is a ubiquitous, multi-subunit cellular kinase that regulates a number of different physiological responses in response to cAMP, including metabolism, cell division, and cardiac function. Numerous studies ...

    Authors: Linda C Enns, Kenneth L Bible, Mary J Emond and Warren C Ladiges

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:307

    Content type: Short Report

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  22. Locomotor performance in ecologically relevant activities is often linked to individual fitness. Recent controversy over evolution of extreme sexual size dimorphism (SSD) in spiders centres on the relationship...

    Authors: John Prenter, Diana Pérez-Staples and Phillip W Taylor

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:306

    Content type: Short Report

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  23. Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is an autosomal dominant hereditary disease characterized by multiple colorectal adenomatous polyps and frequent extracolonic manifestations. An attenuated form of FAP (AFA...

    Authors: Hong Tao, Kazuya Shinmura, Hidetaka Yamada, Masato Maekawa, Satoshi Osawa, Yasuhiro Takayanagi, Kazuya Okamoto, Tomohiro Terai, Hiroki Mori, Toshio Nakamura and Haruhiko Sugimura

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:305

    Content type: Short Report

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  24. Physical inactivity is one well-known risk factor related to disease. Physical activity on prescription (PAP) has been shown in some studies to be a successful intervention for increasing physical activity amo...

    Authors: Gerthi Persson, Ingvar Ovhed and Eva Ekvall Hansson

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:304

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Cytokines are involved in the development of chronic diseases, including cancer. It is important to evaluate the temporal reproducibility of cytokines in plasma prior to conducting epidemiologic studies utiliz...

    Authors: Tess V Clendenen, Alan A Arslan, Anna E Lokshin, Annika Idahl, Göran Hallmans, Karen L Koenig, Adele M Marrangoni, Brian M Nolen, Nina Ohlson, Anne Zeleniuch-Jacquotte and Eva Lundin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:302

    Content type: Short Report

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  26. CrMYC2 is an early jasmonate-responsive bHLH transcription factor involved in the regulation of the expression of the genes of the terpenic indole alkaloid biosynthesis pathway in Catharanthus roseus. In this pap...

    Authors: Sabah Hedhili, Marie-Véronique De Mattei, Yoan Coudert, Isabelle Bourrié, Yves Bigot and Pascal Gantet

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:301

    Content type: Short Report

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  27. Chitin synthase 3a (CHS3a) from Botrytis cinerea (Bc) catalyses the multiple transfer of N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc) residues to the growing chitin chain. Chitin, a β-1,4 linked GlcNAc homopolymer, is an essenti...

    Authors: Hervé Magellan, Thierry Drujon, Annie Thellend, Annie Piffeteau and Hubert F Becker

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:299

    Content type: Short Report

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  28. Most approaches used to find recurrent or differential DNA Copy Number Alterations (CNA) in array Comparative Genomic Hybridization (aCGH) data from groups of tumour samples depend on the discretization of the...

    Authors: Jorma J de Ronde, Christiaan Klijn, Arno Velds, Henne Holstege, Marcel JT Reinders, Jos Jonkers and Lodewyk FA Wessels

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:298

    Content type: Research article

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  29. In a recent study, two-dimensional (2D) network layouts were used to visualize and quantitatively analyze the relationship between chronic renal diseases and regulated genes. The results revealed complex relat...

    Authors: Suresh K Bhavnani, Arunkumaar Ganesan, Theodore Hall, Eric Maslowski, Felix Eichinger, Sebastian Martini, Paul Saxman, Gowtham Bellala and Matthias Kretzler

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:296

    Content type: Short Report

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  30. Many species of marine shrimp in the Family Penaeidae, viz. Penaeus (Litopenaeus) vannamei, Penaeus monodon, Penaeus (Fenneropenaeus) chinensis, and Penaeus (Marsupenaeus) japonicus, are animals of economic impor...

    Authors: Pimlapas Leekitcharoenphon, Udon Taweemuang, Prasit Palittapongarnpim, Rattanawadee Kotewong, Thararat Supasiri and Burachai Sonthayanon

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:295

    Content type: Short Report

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  31. The translocation or shuttling of proteins between the nucleus and cytoplasm (nucleocytoplasmic transport [NCPT]) is often a rapid event following stimulation with growth factors or in response to stress or ot...

    Authors: Keiko Suzuki, Pinaki Bose, Rebecca YY Leong-Quong, Donald J Fujita and Karl Riabowol

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:294

    Content type: Short Report

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  32. Glioblastomas (GBM), the most frequent malignant brain tumors in adults, are characterized by an aggressive local growth pattern and highly invasive tumor cells. This invasion is facilitated by expression of m...

    Authors: Carsten Hagemann, Jelena Anacker, Stefanie Haas, Daniela Riesner, Beate Schömig, Ralf-Ingo Ernestus and Giles H Vince

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:293

    Content type: Short Report

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  33. The G allele of the CD45 77C/G SNP (rs17612648), which has previously been suggested to be associated with autoimmune disorders, was genotyped in 446 Swedish myasthenia gravis (MG) patients and 2303 matched co...

    Authors: Ryan Ramanujam, Ritva Pirskanen and Lennart Hammarström

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:292

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Assessment of DNA profile quality is vital in forensic DNA analysis, both in order to determine the evidentiary value of DNA results and to compare the performance of different DNA analysis protocols. Generall...

    Authors: Johannes Hedman, Ricky Ansell and Anders Nordgaard

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:290

    Content type: Research article

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  35. The application of computational modeling to rationally design drugs and characterize macro biomolecular receptors has proven increasingly useful due to the accessibility of computing clusters and clouds. Auto...

    Authors: Casey W Bullock, Reed B Jacob, Owen M McDougal, Greg Hampikian and Tim Andersen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:289

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Vampire bat related rabies harms both livestock industry and public health sector in central Brazil. The geographical distributions of vampire bat-transmitted rabies virus variants are delimited by mountain ch...

    Authors: Shinji Hirano, Takuya Itou, Adolorata AB Carvalho, Fumio H Ito and Takeo Sakai

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:288

    Content type: Short Report

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  37. Breast cancer is uncommon in young women and induces more aggressive biologic characteristics. Survival in young women has been widely studied in developed countries. Less favorable prognosis and low survival ...

    Authors: Halima Abahssain, Issam Lalya, Fatima zahra EL M'Rabet, Nabil Ismaili, Rachid Razine, Mohammed Adnane Tazi, Hind M'rabti, Omar El Mesbahi, Nourddine Benjaafar, Redouane Abouqal and Hassan Errihani

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:286

    Content type: Short Report

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