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Field based reliability and validity of the Bioharness (TM) multivariable monitoring device
The Bioharness (TM) device is designed for monitoring physiological variables in free-living situations but has only been proven to be reliable and valid in a laboratory environment. Therefore, this study aimed to determine ...
Trends in UK deaths associated with abuse of volatile substances, 1971-2009
(International Centre for Drug Policy, 2012-11-16)
This report outlines the current trends, examines the nature of the problems, and identifies the factors associated with deaths from abuse of volatile substances occurring in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2009. It also ...
Presence of metals in herbal extracts
Do metals from raw herbs transport into herbal preparations during manufacture? Amira Guirguis and colleagues take a look at the issue using St John’s wort as an example.
Greater cognitive deterioration in women than men with Alzheimer's disease : a meta analysis
Studies reporting on the cognitive abilities of men and women with Alzheimer's disease (AD) are surprisingly rare. We carried out a meta-analysis of neurocognitive data from 15 studies (n = 828 men; 1,238 women), which ...
Suspected and confirmed fatalities associated with mephedrone (4-methylmethcathinone, meow meow) in the United Kingdom
Background: International media have been reporting about fatalities allegedly related to mephedrone, a popular recreational stimulant, but now a proportion of them have been confirmed. We aimed here at analyzing information ...
The race structure of Leptosphaeria maculans (phoma stem canker) in the United Kingdom
Phoma stem canker (Leptosphaeria maculans) is the main disease problem on winter oilseed rape (Brassica napus) in the UK, causing losses of > £100M p.a., despite use of fungicides. Two types of resistance to L. maculans ...
Neo-vascularization of the stroke cavity by implantation of human neural stem cells on VEGF-releasing PLGA microparticles
Replacing the tissue lost after a stroke potentially provides a new neural substrate to promote recovery. However, significant neurobiological and biotechnological challenges need to be overcome to make this possibility ...
The occurrence of compassion fatigue amongst sports therapists.
Context: Sport therapy has been described as a care profession, and yet little research exists regarding the factors which promote or hinder the caring/working relationship between practitioner and client. Compassion fatigue ...
Human skeletal muscle derived microvesicles induce apoptosis in highly metastatic prostate cancer cells
The human skeletal muscle is a highly vascularised tissue that contributes approximately 40% of the total body mass. These two factors make it a prime target for secondary cancer metastases. Surprisingly, malignant cancers ...
Isolation of microvesicles and exosomes by microfiltration and estimation of normal reference range in blood plasma.
Current protocols for the isolation of microvesicles (MVs) and exosomes, which in the main focus on differential centrifugation, vary considerably (1). In an attempt to set a new standard, we describe a filtration protocol ...