IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 12517: Occurrence and Health Risks of Heavy Metals in Drinking Water of Self-Supplied Wells in Northern China
In this study, 156 self-supplied well-water samples were collected from remote and scattered areas of Inner Mongolia (NMG), Heilongjiang (HLJ), and the suburbs of Beijing (BJ) in Northern China. Twenty-four heavy metals were identified by using the inductively coupled plasma–mass spectrometry (ICP–MS) and inductively coupled plasma–optical emission spectrometry (ICP–OES), and the associated human health risks were assessed by using standards of the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA). The concentrations of four heavy metals (As, Fe, Mn, and Tl) in HLJ, one hea...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - September 30, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Miao Bai Can Zhang Yuchao Bai Tianyi Wang Shaojuan Qu Hongjuan Qi Minglu Zhang Chaohong Tan Chuanfu Zhang Tags: Article Source Type: research

Favored single nucleotide variants identified using whole genome Re-sequencing of Austrian and Chinese cattle breeds
In this study, we analyzed whole-genome resequencing (WGS) data of ten individuals from Austrian Fleckvieh (Bos taurus) and fifty individuals from 14 Chinese indigenous breeds (Bos taurus, Bos taurus indicus, and admixed). Individual WGS reads were aligned to the cattle reference genome of ARS. UCD1.2 and subsequently undergone single nucleotide variants (SNVs) calling pipeline using GATK. Using these SNVs, we examined the population structure using principal component and admixture analysis. Then we refined selection signature candidates using the iSAFE program and compared it with the classical iHS approach. Additionally...
Source: Frontiers in Genetics - September 27, 2022 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research

Genes, Vol. 13, Pages 1740: RNA-Seq Reveals Protective Mechanisms of Mongolian Medicine Molor-Dabos-4 on Acute Indomethacin-Induced Gastric Ulcers in Rats
This study aimed to apply transcriptomics to determine how Molor-Dabos-4 (MD-4) protects healthy rats against indomethacin (IND)-induced gastric ulcers and to identify the mechanism behind this protective effect. Rats were pretreated with MD-4 (0.3, 1.5, or 3 g/kg per day) for 21 days before inducing gastric ulcers by oral administration with indomethacin (30 mg/kg). Unulcerated and untreated healthy rats were used as controls. Effects of the treatment were assessed based on the ulcer index, histological and pathological examinations, and indicators of inflammation, which were determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assa...
Source: Genes - September 27, 2022 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Terigele Bao Lan Feng Sungbo Cho Hongzhen Yu Wenjie Jin Lili Dai Junqing Zhang Laxinamujila Bai Minghai Fu Yongsheng Chen Tags: Article Source Type: research

Handwashing Practice among Elementary Schoolchildren in Urban Setting, Mongolia: A School-Based Cross-Sectional Survey
CONCLUSIONS: The school children's handwashing practice at two critical moments is considerably low. The main disabling factors of regular handwashing at school included insufficient handwashing facility and soap. Therefore, promoting HW facilities and innovative and participatory education for elementary schoolchildren should be prioritized.PMID:36159758 | PMC:PMC9507677 | DOI:10.1155/2022/3103241 (Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health - September 26, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Munguntuul Enkhbat Ganchimeg Togoobaatar Oyunchimeg Erdenee Asako Takekuma Katsumata Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 12170: A Pilot Study on the Concentration, Distribution and Bioaccumulation of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) in Tissues and Organs of Grassland Sheep
heng Hu Jun Jin Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) concentrations in various tissues and organs of grassland sheep from Inner Mongolia, China, were determined. The abilities of PBDEs binding to ovine serum albumin (OSA) and Cytochrome P450 enzyme (CYP3A24) were assessed by fluorescence spectroscopy and molecular docking simulations. The PBDE concentrations in the sheep tissue and organ samples were 33.4–167 pg/g dw. The distribution of PBDEs in sheep organs and tissues is affected not only by the function of organs and tissues, but also by the characteristics of PBDEs. Adipose tissue tends to bioaccum...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - September 26, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Wenming Chen Xinrui Yang Junsong Bao Ziyi Lin Tianwei Li Ying Wang Aiqin Zhang Jicheng Hu Jun Jin Tags: Article Source Type: research

China's provincial wind power potential assessment and its potential contributions to the "dual carbon" targets
This study assessed the technical and economic potential of China's onshore and offshore wind power potential through Geographic Information System (GIS) layer overlay and raster calculations. Based on the assessment, provincial contributions of wind power under the 'dual carbon' targets are also estimated. The results show that (a) the technical potential of China's wind power is 25.57 PWh/year, and the economic potential is 11.69 PWh/year. Fifty-six percent of the potential is located in Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang, and Gansu provinces, while 75% of the offshore potential is distributed over the coastal provinces (Liaoning,...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - September 19, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Shiwei Yu Huazhen Gui Juan Yang Source Type: research

Hotspots, co-occurrence, and shifts of compound and cascading extreme climate events in Eurasian drylands
Environ Int. 2022 Sep 8;169:107509. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2022.107509. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTEurasian drylands are the regions that are most vulnerable to climate change. Climate extremes have caused enormous or even devastating impacts on ecosystems and the social economy in this region, and the compound climate extremes (com_CEs, two or more extreme events occurring simultaneously) and cascading climate extremes (cas_CEs, two or more extreme events occurring successively) have exacerbated these problems. However, little is known about the occurrence patterns of com_CEs and cas_CEs in the Eurasian drylands. Based ...
Source: Environment International - September 15, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Huiqian Yu Nan Lu Bojie Fu Lu Zhang Mengyu Wang Hanqin Tian Source Type: research

Hotspots, co-occurrence, and shifts of compound and cascading extreme climate events in Eurasian drylands
Environ Int. 2022 Sep 8;169:107509. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2022.107509. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTEurasian drylands are the regions that are most vulnerable to climate change. Climate extremes have caused enormous or even devastating impacts on ecosystems and the social economy in this region, and the compound climate extremes (com_CEs, two or more extreme events occurring simultaneously) and cascading climate extremes (cas_CEs, two or more extreme events occurring successively) have exacerbated these problems. However, little is known about the occurrence patterns of com_CEs and cas_CEs in the Eurasian drylands. Based ...
Source: Environment International - September 15, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Huiqian Yu Nan Lu Bojie Fu Lu Zhang Mengyu Wang Hanqin Tian Source Type: research

Hotspots, co-occurrence, and shifts of compound and cascading extreme climate events in Eurasian drylands
Environ Int. 2022 Sep 8;169:107509. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2022.107509. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTEurasian drylands are the regions that are most vulnerable to climate change. Climate extremes have caused enormous or even devastating impacts on ecosystems and the social economy in this region, and the compound climate extremes (com_CEs, two or more extreme events occurring simultaneously) and cascading climate extremes (cas_CEs, two or more extreme events occurring successively) have exacerbated these problems. However, little is known about the occurrence patterns of com_CEs and cas_CEs in the Eurasian drylands. Based ...
Source: Environment International - September 15, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Huiqian Yu Nan Lu Bojie Fu Lu Zhang Mengyu Wang Hanqin Tian Source Type: research

The dynamic change of energy supply and demand structure within China: a perspective from the national value chain
This article has significance for better understanding the energy transfer pattern and evolution process.PMID:36098913 | DOI:10.1007/s11356-022-22676-8 (Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International)
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - September 13, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Niuniu Fan Hongkun Ji Source Type: research

Ignatzschineria rhizosphaerae sp. nov. Isolated from Rhizosphere Soil of the Halophyte Kalidium cuspidatum
Curr Microbiol. 2022 Sep 10;79(10):315. doi: 10.1007/s00284-022-03020-2.ABSTRACTA Gram-staining negative, non-motile, aerobic, rod-shaped bacterium, designated strain HR5S32T, was isolated from rhizosphere soil of the halophyte Kalidium cuspidatum, in Tumd Right Banner, Inner Mongolia, northern China. Strain HR5S32T grew at 10-40 °C (optimum 30 °C), pH 6.0-10.0 (optimum pH 9.0), and 0-12% (w/v) NaCl (optimum 2%). It was positive for catalase, methyl red test, Voges-Proskauer test, and nitrate reduction, but negative to oxidase, urease and hydrolysis of Tween 80. The phylogenetic trees based on the 16S rRNA gene sequences...
Source: Current Microbiology - September 10, 2022 Category: Microbiology Authors: Jia-Yi Feng Lian Xu Patrick C Y Woo Ji-Quan Sun Source Type: research

Ignatzschineria rhizosphaerae sp. nov. Isolated from Rhizosphere Soil of the Halophyte Kalidium cuspidatum
Curr Microbiol. 2022 Sep 10;79(10):315. doi: 10.1007/s00284-022-03020-2.ABSTRACTA Gram-staining negative, non-motile, aerobic, rod-shaped bacterium, designated strain HR5S32T, was isolated from rhizosphere soil of the halophyte Kalidium cuspidatum, in Tumd Right Banner, Inner Mongolia, northern China. Strain HR5S32T grew at 10-40 °C (optimum 30 °C), pH 6.0-10.0 (optimum pH 9.0), and 0-12% (w/v) NaCl (optimum 2%). It was positive for catalase, methyl red test, Voges-Proskauer test, and nitrate reduction, but negative to oxidase, urease and hydrolysis of Tween 80. The phylogenetic trees based on the 16S rRNA gene sequences...
Source: Current Microbiology - September 10, 2022 Category: Microbiology Authors: Jia-Yi Feng Lian Xu Patrick C Y Woo Ji-Quan Sun Source Type: research

Ignatzschineria rhizosphaerae sp. nov. Isolated from Rhizosphere Soil of the Halophyte Kalidium cuspidatum
Curr Microbiol. 2022 Sep 10;79(10):315. doi: 10.1007/s00284-022-03020-2.ABSTRACTA Gram-staining negative, non-motile, aerobic, rod-shaped bacterium, designated strain HR5S32T, was isolated from rhizosphere soil of the halophyte Kalidium cuspidatum, in Tumd Right Banner, Inner Mongolia, northern China. Strain HR5S32T grew at 10-40 °C (optimum 30 °C), pH 6.0-10.0 (optimum pH 9.0), and 0-12% (w/v) NaCl (optimum 2%). It was positive for catalase, methyl red test, Voges-Proskauer test, and nitrate reduction, but negative to oxidase, urease and hydrolysis of Tween 80. The phylogenetic trees based on the 16S rRNA gene sequences...
Source: Current Microbiology - September 10, 2022 Category: Microbiology Authors: Jia-Yi Feng Lian Xu Patrick C Y Woo Ji-Quan Sun Source Type: research