Incidental findings in CT imaging of coronary artery bypass grafts: results from a Canadian multicenter prospective cohort
To assess the prevalence and clinical significance of incidental findings identified during computed tomography imaging of coronary artery bypass grafts. (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 25, 2018 Category: Research Authors: I. Boldeanu, J. Perreault Bishop, S. Nepveu, L.-M. Stevens, G. Soulez, T. M. Kieser, A. Lamy, N. Noiseux and C. Chartrand-Lefebvre Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Identification of membrane-associated proteins with pathogenic potential expressed by Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis grown in animal serum
Previous works defining antigens that might be used as vaccine targets against Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis, which is the causative agent of sheep and goat caseous lymphadenitis, have focused on secreted pr... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 25, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Jos é Tadeu Raynal, Bruno Lopes Bastos, Priscilla Carolinne Bagano Vilas-Boas, Thiago de Jesus Sousa, Marcos Costa-Silva, Maria da Conceição Aquino de Sá, Ricardo Wagner Portela, Lília Ferreira Moura-Costa, Vasco Azevedo and Roberto Meyer Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Evaluation of tumor volume reduction of nasal carcinomas versus sarcomas in dogs treated with definitive fractionated megavoltage radiation: 15 cases (2010 –2016)
Local control is a major challenge in treating canine nasal tumors, and cytoreduction following radiation therapy has been recommended to extend survival and to delay local recurrence. Our objective was to com... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 24, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Matthew J. Morgan, David M. Lurie and Armando J. Villamil Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Localization and dimer stability of a newly identified microbial rhodopsin from a polar, non-motile green algae
The eukaryotic plasma membrane localized light-gated proton-pumping rhodopsins possesses great optogenetic applications for repolarization (silencing) of the neuronal activity simply by light illumination. Ver... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 24, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Peeyush Ranjan and Suneel Kateriya Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Medical student attitudes towards older people: a critical review of quantitative measures
Further research into medical student attitudes towards older people is important, and requires accurate and detailed evaluative methodology. The two objectives for this paper are: (1) From the literature, to ... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 24, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Mark A. G. Wilson, Susan Kurrle and Ian Wilson Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Outcomes of children aged 6 –59 months with severe acute malnutrition at the GADO Outpatient Therapeutic Center in Cameroon
We aimed to assess outcomes [rates of recovery, default, case fatality; rate of weight gain and rate of Mean Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) gain] of children aged 6 –59 months with severe acute malnutrition (SA... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 24, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Judwin Alieh Ndzo and Alan Jackson Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Considerations for skin carcinogenesis experiments using inducible transgenic mouse models
This study was designed to estimate the percentage of non-malignant skin tumours (papillomas) progressing to malignant squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) in a carcinogenesis study using established transgenic mou... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 24, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Martyna C. Popis, Rebecca E. Wagner, Fernando Constantino-Casas, Sandra Blanco and Michaela Frye Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Minimum values for midluteal plasma progesterone and estradiol concentrations in patients who achieved pregnancy with timed intercourse or intrauterine insemination without a human menopausal gonadotropin
The aim of the study was to assess the lower limits of midluteal plasma progesterone and estradiol concentrations in patients who achieved pregnancy with timed intercourse or intrauterine insemination without ... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 22, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Yukiko Takaya, Hidehiko Matsubayashi, Kotaro Kitaya, Rie Nishiyama, Kohei Yamaguchi, Takumi Takeuchi and Tomomoto Ishikawa Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Pediatric multi-drug resistant-tuberculosis and HIV co-infection in a resource —limited setting: a case report
Tuberculosis remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, especially in developing countries. The diagnosis and treatment of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in children remain a major... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 22, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Christelle G éneviève Jouego, Valirie Ndip Agbor, Juergen Noeske, Ndo Akono Manuel and Leo Njock Ayuk Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Establishment of hematological reference intervals for healthy adults in Asmara
Clinical laboratory reference intervals used in a specific area should be derived from the local population as they are influenced by many factors. The purpose of this quantitative cross sectional study was to... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 22, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Nejat Siraj, John Issac, Mohammed Anwar, Yohannes Mehari, Shushan Russom, Semere Kahsay and Haben Frezghi Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Contrasting development of lysigenous aerenchyma in two rice genotypes under phosphorus deficiency
Phosphorus (P) deficiency is a major limitation to plant growth. Under several abiotic stresses, including P deficiency, upland cereal crops, such as maize, are well known to develop lysigenous aerenchyma, a r... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 22, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Vincent Pujol and Matthias Wissuwa Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Screening of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization among elective surgery patients in referral hospital in Indonesia
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization is associated with serious surgical site infection in high-risk patients. High prevalence of MRSA colonization was reported in many settings, noneth... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 22, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Erni J. Nelwan, Robert Sinto, Decy Subekti, Randy Adiwinata, Lia Waslia, Tonny Loho, Dodi Safari and Djoko Widodo Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Single nucleotide polymorphisms in genes encoding penicillin-binding proteins in β-lactamase-negative ampicillin-resistant Haemophilus influenzae in Japan
β-Lactamase-negative ampicillin-resistant Haemophilus influenzae is a common opportunistic pathogen of hospital- and community-acquired infections, harboring multiple single nucleotide polymorphisms in the ftsI g... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 20, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Kazuhisa Misawa, Norihito Tarumoto, Shinsuke Tamura, Morichika Osa, Takaaki Hamamoto, Atsushi Yuki, Yuji Kouzaki, Kazuo Imai, Runtuwene Lucky Ronald, Toshiyuki Yamaguchi, Takashi Murakami, Shigefumi Maesaki, Yutaka Suzuki, Akihiko Kawana and Takuya Maeda Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Isolated septic arthritis of hip joint: a rare presentation of melioidosis. A case report
Despite, Sri Lanka lies in the melioidosis endemic belt between 5 °N and 10°N surrounded by countries known to have endemic melioidosis for many years, comparatively fewer cases of melioidosis infection have be... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 19, 2018 Category: Research Authors: N. P. Weerasinghe, H. M. M. Herath and T. M. U. Liyanage Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Neuroprotection by chitosan nanoparticles in oxidative stress-mediated injury
Oxidative stress is a critical component of nervous system secondary injury. Oxidative stress produces toxic chemical byproducts including reactive aldehydes that traverse intact membranes and attack neighbori... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 19, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Bojun Chen, Jianming Li and Richard Ben Borgens Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Vitamin D receptor rs2228570 polymorphism is associated with LH levels in men exposed to anabolic androgenic steroids
The primary aim of this study was to investigate the association between the vitamin D receptor polymorphisms rs2228570 (Fok1) and rs731236 (TaqI) and LH and FSH levels in relation to anabolic androgenic stero... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 19, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Linda Bj örkhem-Bergman, Mikael Lehtihet, Anders Rane and Lena Ekström Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Clinicopathologic features of colorectal carcinoma: features predicting higher T-stage and nodal metastasis
A rising frequency of colorectal carcinoma has been noted in recent years in Pakistan. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate clinicopathologic features of colorectal carcinoma in our population so that pr... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 19, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Atif Ali Hashmi, Shumaila Kanwal Hashmi, Navaira Ali, Komal Thara, Rabia Ali, Muhammad Muzzammil Edhi, Naveen Faridi and Amir Khan Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Extending the utility of the WHO recommended assay for direct detection of enteroviruses from clinical specimen for resolving poliovirus co-infection
In a polio-free world there might be reduced funding for poliovirus surveillance. There is therefore the need to ensure that enterovirologist globally, especially those outside the global polio laboratory netw... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 18, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Temitope Oluwasegun Cephas Faleye, Moses Olubusuyi Adewumi, Naomi Princess Ozegbe, Oluwaseun Elijah Ogunsakin, Grace Ariyo, Faith Wuraola Adeshina, Oluwaseun Sarah Ogunga, Similoluwa Deborah Oluwadare and Johnson Adekunle Adeniji Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Primary explant culture and collagen I substrate enhances corneal endothelial cell morphology
Corneal endothelial cell (CEC) isolation and harvest aim to produce engineered grafts to solve donor corneal tissue shortage. To yield high amounts of CEC maintaining morphological and molecular characteristic... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 18, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Judith Zavala, Mar ía-Dolores Montalvo-Parra, Guillermo-Isaac Guerrero-Ramírez, Carlos-Alberto Rodríguez-Barrientos, Victor Treviño and Jorge E. Valdez-García Tags: Data note Source Type: research

Characterization of highly virulent multidrug resistant Vibrio cholerae isolated from a large cholera outbreak in Ghana
The purpose of this study was to investigate the virulent factors of Vibrio cholerae which caused an unprecedented large cholera outbreak in Ghana in 2014 and progressed into 2015, affected 28,975 people with 243... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 18, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Patrick Kwame Feglo and Miriam Sewurah Tags: Research note Source Type: research

A synergic effect between CYP2C19*2, CYP2C19*3 loss-of-function and CYP2C19*17 gain-of-function alleles is associated with Clopidogrel resistance among Moroccan Acute Coronary Syndromes patients
The main objective of our study was to investigate the association of CYP2C19*2 and CYP2C19*3 loss-of-function and CYP2C19*17 gain-of-function variants of CYP2C19 gene with Clopidogrel resistance in a sample o... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 18, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Hind Hassani Idrissi, Wiam Hmimech, Nada El Khorb, Hafid Akoudad, Rachida Habbal and Sellama Nadifi Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Lipoblastoma: a clinicopathologic review of 23 cases from a major tertiary care center plus detailed review of literature
Lipoblastoma is a rare neoplasm that occurs mostly in infants and children. Although benign, it has a tendency for local recurrence. (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 17, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Jamshid Abdul-Ghafar, Zubair Ahmad, Muhammad Usman Tariq, Naila Kayani and Nasir Uddin Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Association between sickle cell and β-thalassemia genes and hemoglobin concentration and anemia in children and non-pregnant women in Sierra Leone: ancillary analysis of data from Sierra Leone’s 2013 National Micronutrient Survey
By measuring the associations between the presence of sickle cell and β-thalassemia genes, we assessed the extent to which these hemoglobinopathies contribute to the high prevalence of anemia observed in presc... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 17, 2018 Category: Research Authors: James P. Wirth, Rashid Ansumana, Bradley A. Woodruff, Aminata S. Koroma and Mary H. Hodges Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Cytotoxic T lymphocytes from cattle sharing the same MHC class I haplotype and immunized with live Theileria parva sporozoites differ in antigenic specificity
The objective of this study was to assess whether cytotoxic T cells (CTL) generated by the live vaccine, known as “ITM Muguga cocktail”, which is used for the cattle disease East Cost fever (ECF) in Sub-Sahara... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 17, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Lucilla Steinaa, Nicholas Svitek, Elias Awino, Rosemary Saya and Philip Toye Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Nonmedical prescription opioid use and illegal drug use: initiation trajectory and related risks among people who use illegal drugs in Vancouver, Canada
We investigated the prevalence of and risk factors associated with initiating nonmedical prescription opioid use (NMPOU) before and after illegal drugs using data from two linked cohort studies of street youth... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 16, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Tessa Cheng, Will Small, Ekaterina Nosova, Bob Hogg, Kanna Hayashi, Thomas Kerr and Kora DeBeck Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Morphometric characterisation of human tracheas: focus on cartilaginous ring variation
Details regarding tracheal anatomy are currently lacking, with existing literature focussing mainly on the cricoid-tracheal region or the carina. External gross anatomy and internal morphology throughout the e... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 16, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Y. Premakumar, M. F. Griffin and M. Szarko Tags: Short Report Source Type: research

Correlation between disease activity and serum ferritin in clinically amyopathic dermatomyositis with rapidly-progressive interstitial lung disease: a case report
Clinically amyopathic dermatomyositis with anti-Melanoma Differentiation-Associated gene 5 (MDA5) antibody often presents with severe interstitial lung disease. Although serum ferritin level is known to reflec... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 16, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Kazuhiro Yamada, Kazuhisa Asai, Atsuko Okamoto, Tetsuya Watanabe, Hiroshi Kanazawa, Mai Ohata, Masahiko Ohsawa and Kazuto Hirata Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Increased whole blood FFA2/GPR43 receptor expression is associated with increased 30-day survival in patients with sepsis
Sepsis is a condition associated with a dysregulated inflammatory response to infection with significant morbidity. Recent advances have elucidated the vital role that the short chain fatty acid glycoprotein r... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 16, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Zyad J. Carr, Andry Van De Louw, Graham Fehr, Jialiu D. Li, Allen Kunselman and Victor Ruiz-Velasco Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis: a 4-year experience from two tertiary care centres in Cameroon
This study aimed to describe the clinical characteristics of patients with infantile hypertrophic stenosis, management and its outcome in two tertiary care centres in Cameroon. (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 16, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Rene Ndongo, Paul Nkemtendong Tolefac, Faustin F élicien Mouafo Tambo, Matin Hongieh Abanda, Marcelin Ngowe Ngowe, Olivier Fola, Bonaventure Dzekem, Patrick Eroyl Weledji, Maurice Aurelien Sosso and Jacqueline Ze Minkande Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Factors associated with poor treatment outcome of tuberculosis in Debre Tabor, northwest Ethiopia
Directly observed treatment short course has been implemented as part of the national tuberculosis control program in Ethiopia. The strategy, as evidenced by different studies, has improved the survival and tr... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 15, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Addisu Melese and Balew Zeleke Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Prevalence of a carbapenem-resistance gene (KPC), vancomycin-resistance genes (van A/B) and a methicillin-resistance gene (mecA) in hospital and municipal sewage in a southwestern province of Saudi Arabia
According to the World Health Organization, the increasing antibiotic resistance of pathogens is one of the most important threats to human health. Prevalence of a carbapenem-resistance gene (KPC), vancomycin-... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 15, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Vinod Kumar Basode, Ahmed Abdulhaq, Mohammed Uthman A. Alamoudi, Hassan Mohammad Tohari, Waleed Ali Quhal, Aymen Mohammed Madkhali, Yahya Hasan Hobani and Almonther Abdullah Hershan Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Isolated follicle stimulated hormone deficiency in male: case report
Recent rapid advances in assisted reproductive health technologies enables couples with subfertility to conceive through various intervention. Majority of treatment modalities target the female partner. Howeve... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 15, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Gowri M. Ratnayake, P. N. Weerathunga, L. P. Ruwanpura, Amila Wickramasinghe and Prasad Katulanda Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Antihypertensive medication adherence and associated factors among adult hypertensive patients at Jimma University Specialized Hospital, southwest Ethiopia
Adherence to antihypertensive medications is a key component to control blood pressure levels. Poor adherence to these medications leads to the development of hypertensive complications and increase risk of ca... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 15, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Solomon Weldegebreal Asgedom, Tesfay Mehari Atey and Tigestu Alemu Desse Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Estimating the proportion of clinically diagnosed infectious and non-infectious animal diseases in Ganta Afeshum woreda, Eastern Tigray zone, Ethiopia
This study was performed with the objective of identifying the proportion of emerging and endemic livestock diseases using cross sectional survey. (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 15, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Mebrahtu Tedla and Mebrahtu Gebreselassie Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Does cognitive behavioral therapy alter mental defeat and cognitive flexibility in patients with panic disorder?
This study examined mental defeat and cognitive flexibility scores in patients... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 12, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Shinobu Nagata, Yoichi Seki, Takayuki Shibuya, Mizue Yokoo, Tomokazu Murata, Yoichi Hiramatsu, Fuminori Yamada, Hanae Ibuki, Noriko Minamitani, Naoki Yoshinaga, Muga Kusunoki, Yasushi Inada, Nobuko Kawasoe, Soichiro Adachi, Keiko Oshiro, Daisuke Matsuzawa Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Optimal waist circumference cut-off points for predicting metabolic syndrome among low-income black South African adults
This study determines the optimal cut-off point of waist circumference for metabolic syndrome among low-i... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 12, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Eyitayo Omolara Owolabi, Daniel Ter Goon, Oladele Vincent Adeniyi and Anthony Idowu Ajayi Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Green Tobacco Sickness among Brazilian farm workers and genetic polymorphisms
Green Tobacco Sickness (GTS) is an occupational illness caused by dermal absorption of nicotine from tobacco leaves. It affects thousands of farm workers worldwide. Brazil is the second tobacco producer in the... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 12, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Marcelo Soares da Mota e Silva, Maria da Gl ória da Costa Carvalho, Josino Costa Moreira, Emiliano de Oliveira Barreto, Karol Fireman de Farias, Cristiane Araújo Nascimento, Francisca Maria Nunes da Silva, Tiago Gomes de Andrade, Ronir Raggio Luiz, Rodr Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Modelling the structure of a ceRNA-theoretical, bipartite microRNA –mRNA interaction network regulating intestinal epithelial cellular pathways using R programming
We report a method using functional-molecular databases and network modelling to identify hypothetical mRNA –miRNA interaction networks regulating intestinal epithelial barrier function. The model forms a data-... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 12, 2018 Category: Research Authors: J. M. Robinson and W. A. Henderson Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Treatment outcome of anti-angiogenesis through VEGF-pathway in the management of gastric cancer: a systematic review of phase II and III clinical trials
Advanced gastric cancer poses a therapeutic challenge worldwide. In randomised clinical trials, anti-VEGF has been reported as an essential agent for the treatment of advanced gastric cancer. This review aims ... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 12, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Brian Mawalla, Xianglin Yuan, Xiaoxiao Luo and Phillip L. Chalya Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Reanalysis of Chinese Treponema pallidum samples: all Chinese samples cluster with SS14-like group of syphilis-causing treponemes
Treponema pallidum subsp. pallidum (TPA) is the causative agent of syphilis. Genetic analyses of TPA reference strains and human clinical isolates have revealed two genetically distinct groups of syphilis-causing... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 11, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Michal Strouhal, Jan Oppelt, Lenka Mikalov á, Natasha Arora, Kay Nieselt, Fernando González-Candelas and David Šmajs Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Human echinostomiasis: a case report
Echinostomiasis is a food-borne infection caused by an intestinal trematodes belonging to the family Echinostomatidae. They infect the gastrointestinal tract of humans. Patients are usually asymptomatic. Howev... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 11, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Ranjit Sah, Shusila Khadka, Rabin Hamal and Sagar Poudyal Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Cross sectional study to assess the accuracy of electronic health record data to identify patients in need of lung cancer screening
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States [Siegel et al. in CA Cancer J Clin 66:7 –30, 1]. However, evidence from clinical trials indicates that annual low-dose computed tomography scre... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 10, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Allison M. Cole, Bethann Pflugeisen, Malaika R. Schwartz and Sophie Cain Miller Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Intrarater reliability of the Humac NORM isokinetic dynamometer for strength measurements of the knee and shoulder muscles
To determine the intrarater reliability of the Humac NORM isokinetic dynamometer for concentric and eccentric strength tests of knee and shoulder muscles. (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 10, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Bas Habets, J. Bart Staal, Marsha Tijssen and Robert van Cingel Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Hiss and snort call types of wild-living giraffes Giraffa camelopardalis: acoustic structure and context
This study reports... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 9, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Elena V. Volodina, Ilya A. Volodin, Elena V. Chelysheva and Roland Frey Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Genome-wide diversity and runs of homozygosity in the “Braque Français, type Pyrénées” dog breed
Braque Fran çais, type Pyrénées is a French hunting-dog breed whose origin is traced back to old pointing gun-dogs used to assist hunters in finding and retrieving game. This breed is popular in France, but sel... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 9, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Salvatore Mastrangelo, Filippo Biscarini, Barbara Auzino, Marco Ragatzu, Andrea Spaterna and Roberta Ciampolini Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Planning a sports training program using Adaptive Particle Swarm Optimization with emphasis on physiological constraints
An effective training plan is an important factor in sports training to enhance athletic performance. A poorly considered training plan may result in injury to the athlete, and overtraining. Good training plan... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 8, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Nattapon Kumyaito, Preecha Yupapin and Kreangsak Tamee Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Methods for detecting Gemmata spp. bacteremia in the microbiology laboratory
Gemmata bacteria are fastidious, Gram-negative and aerobic. The only representatives are Gemmata obscuriglobus and Gemmata massiliana. These Planctomycetes appear to be a part of human digestive tract microbiome,... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 8, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Jacques-Robert Christen, Edwin Edmond and Michel Drancourt Tags: Research note Source Type: research

The utility of DNA extracted from saliva for genome-wide molecular research platforms
The study aimed to investigate the suitability of DNA extracted from saliva for high throughput molecular genotyping and DNA methylation platforms by comparing its performance with that of DNA extracted from b... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 8, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Fiona J. Bruinsma, Jihoon E. Joo, Ee Ming Wong, Graham G. Giles and Melissa C. Southey Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Development of AhMITE1 markers through genome-wide analysis in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.)
This study aimed to develop and validate new A... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 8, 2018 Category: Research Authors: M. Gayathri, Kenta Shirasawa, R. K. Varshney, M. K. Pandey and R. S. Bhat Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Fast and accurate identification of cryptic and sympatric mayfly species of the Baetis rhodani group
Species of the Baetis rhodani group are among the most widespread mayflies of the Palearctic region. However, frequent occurrence of morphologically cryptic species complicates the identification of sympatric spe... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 8, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Roberta Bisconti, Roberta Tenchini, Carlo Belfiore, Giuseppe Nascetti and Daniele Canestrelli Tags: Research note Source Type: research