The results of this study challenges the current assumption that the presence and ecological consequence of dingoes in sheep country are negligible and we suggest that wildlife managers verify whether dingoes are present before predator control is initiated. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.”
“To reproduce the excellent characteristics of natural fibers like wool and proteins, a novel two-spinneret electrospinning technology was demonstrated in this communication, which can
generate three-dimensional self-crimp fibers of HSPET/PTT, HSPET/PAN and PU/PAN directly. In the apparatus, two spinnerets were used to prevent gel formation or precipitation of the polymer, and the voltages of opposite polarities were applied to the spinnerets respectively. And the elecctrospun fibers morphology was observed by using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). (c) IPI-145 mouse 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci, 2012″
“This multicenter study examined prevalence of cognitive and academic delays in children following liver transplant (LT). One hundred and forty-four patients
ages 5-7 and 2 years post-LT were recruited through the SPLIT consortium and administered the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence, 3rd Edition (WPPSI-III), the Bracken Basic Concept Scale, Revised (BBCS-R), and the Wide Range Achievement Test, 4th edition (WRAT-4). Parents and teachers completed the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF). Participants performed significantly below test norms on intelligence quotient (IQ) and achievement measures (Mean WPPSI-III Full LB-100 in vitro Scale IQ = 94.7 +/- 13.5; WRAT-4 Reading = 92.7 +/- 17.2; WRAT-4 Math = 93.1 +/- 15.4; p < 0001). Twenty-six percent of patients (14% expected) had ‘mild to moderate’ IQ
delays (Full Scale IQ = 71-85) and 4% (2% expected) had ‘serious’ delays (Full Scale IQ < 70; p < 0.0001). Reading and/or math scores were selleck kinase inhibitor weaker than IQ in 25%, suggesting learning disability, compared to 7% expected by CDC statistics (p < 0.0001). Executive deficits were noted on the BRIEF, especially by teacher report (Global Executive Composite = 58; p < 0.001). Results suggest a higher prevalence of cognitive and academic delays and learning problems in pediatric LT recipients compared to the normal population.”
“In type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D) p53 pathways are up-regulated and there is an increased susceptibility to apoptosis. The hypothesis is that p53 codon 72 polymorphism could be associated with T1D. A total of 286 children with T1D and a control sample of 730 subjects were studied. p53 codon 72 polymorphism was analysed by polymerase chain reaction. A large increase of p53 *Arg/* Arg was observed in T1D patients with age at onset <6 years. A strong linear correlation between *Arg/* Arg genotype and age at onset was observed in females.