Mustard Seed Pillow for Prevention of Deformational Plagiocephaly in ≤ 32 Weeks' Gestational Age Infants: An Open Label Randomized
CONCLUSION: A mustard seed pillow is an easily available and a cost-effective intervention for preventing plagiocephaly in hospitalized preterm infants.PMID:38217264 (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - January 13, 2024 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Christina Felcy Saji Hima B John Reethajanetsureka Stephen Reka Karuppusami Manish Kumar Source Type: research

Antibacterial activity and improvement of the oxidative stability of soybean oil by 4-hydroxybenzyl isothiocyanate from white mustard seeds
Curr Res Food Sci. 2023 Aug 15;7:100563. doi: 10.1016/j.crfs.2023.100563. eCollection 2023.ABSTRACT4-Hydroxybenzyl isothiocyanate (4-HBITC) is one of the most important secondary metabolite products in white mustard seeds. The antibacterial activity and inhibition of lipid oxidation of 4-HBITC were investigated. The results indicated that 4-HBITC had a significant antibacterial effect on Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Salmonella typhimurium, and its effect on gram-positive bacteria was superior to that on gram-negative bacteria. The combination of 4-HBITC with citric acid or ascorbic acid had a better antibac...
Source: Cell Research - August 31, 2023 Category: Cytology Authors: Ziyi Meng Mei Tan Nima Azarakhsh Hanying Duan Hosahalli S Ramaswamy Weibin Bai Chao Wang Source Type: research

Thermal desorption direct analysis in real ‐time high‐resolution mass spectrometry and machine learning allow the rapid authentication of ground black pepper and dried oregano: A proof‐of‐concept study
In this study, TD-DART-HRMS's utility for establishing spice authenticity was examined. To this aim, we directly analyzed authentic (typical) and adulterated (atypical) samples of ground black pepper and dried oregano in positive and negative ion modes. We analyzed a set of authentic ground black pepper samples (n = 14) originating from Brazil, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Ecuador, Vietnam, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Cambodia, and adulterated samples (n = 25) consisting of mixtures of ground black pepper with this spice's nonfunctional by-products (pinheads or spent) or with different exogenous materials (olive kernel, green...
Source: Journal of Mass Spectrometry - July 4, 2023 Category: Chemistry Authors: Carmela Zacometti, Andrea Massaro, Tommaso Gioia, Stephane Lefevre, Aline Fr égière‐Salomon, Jean‐Louis Lafeuille, Ingrid Fiordaliso Candalino, Michele Suman, Roberto Piro, Alessandra Tata Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research

Magnesium oxide nanoparticles improved vegetative growth and enhanced productivity, biochemical potency and storage stability of harvested mustard seeds
Environ Res. 2023 Apr 28:116023. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2023.116023. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTA field study was conducted to investigate the influence of MgO-NPs priming on growth and development of mustard. Priming of mustard seeds before sowing with MgO-NPs at concentration 10, 50, 100, and 150 μg/ml enhanced the vegetative parameters of plants, with considerable increase in leaf area. MgO-NPs exposure increased the photosynthetic pigment accumulation in mustard that led to increase in biomass, carbohydrate content, and the yield in terms of total grain yield. Increased chlorophyll has simultaneously increased the o...
Source: Environmental Research - April 30, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ayushi Gautam Priya Sharma Sharmilla Ashokhan Jamilah Syafawati Yaacob Vineet Kumar Praveen Guleria Source Type: research

Magnesium oxide nanoparticles improved vegetative growth and enhanced productivity, biochemical potency and storage stability of harvested mustard seeds
Environ Res. 2023 Apr 28:116023. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2023.116023. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTA field study was conducted to investigate the influence of MgO-NPs priming on growth and development of mustard. Priming of mustard seeds before sowing with MgO-NPs at concentration 10, 50, 100, and 150 μg/ml enhanced the vegetative parameters of plants, with considerable increase in leaf area. MgO-NPs exposure increased the photosynthetic pigment accumulation in mustard that led to increase in biomass, carbohydrate content, and the yield in terms of total grain yield. Increased chlorophyll has simultaneously increased the o...
Source: Environmental Research - April 30, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ayushi Gautam Priya Sharma Sharmilla Ashokhan Jamilah Syafawati Yaacob Vineet Kumar Praveen Guleria Source Type: research

Influence of Thermotolerant Rhizobacteria Bacillus spp. on Biochemical Attributes and Antioxidant Status of Mustard Under High Temperature Stress
Curr Microbiol. 2023 Apr 6;80(5):169. doi: 10.1007/s00284-023-03273-5.ABSTRACTDue to global warming, increasing incidences of higher-than-normal temperatures have been observed, which adversely affect seed germination, crop growth, and productivity. Several reports are available on the effect of inoculation with rhizobacteria on plant growth and biochemical attributes; however, information on their influence on seed germination and plant stress levels is lacking. In the present study, under heat stress, we studied the effect of three thermotolerant rhizobacterial strains on mustard seed germination, seedling vigor, and pla...
Source: Current Microbiology - April 6, 2023 Category: Microbiology Authors: A Kiruthika K V Vikram Nagarajan Nivetha A D Asha Viswanathan Chinnusamy Arun Kumar Sangeeta Paul Source Type: research

Influence of Thermotolerant Rhizobacteria Bacillus spp. on Biochemical Attributes and Antioxidant Status of Mustard Under High Temperature Stress
Curr Microbiol. 2023 Apr 6;80(5):169. doi: 10.1007/s00284-023-03273-5.ABSTRACTDue to global warming, increasing incidences of higher-than-normal temperatures have been observed, which adversely affect seed germination, crop growth, and productivity. Several reports are available on the effect of inoculation with rhizobacteria on plant growth and biochemical attributes; however, information on their influence on seed germination and plant stress levels is lacking. In the present study, under heat stress, we studied the effect of three thermotolerant rhizobacterial strains on mustard seed germination, seedling vigor, and pla...
Source: Current Microbiology - April 6, 2023 Category: Microbiology Authors: A Kiruthika K V Vikram Nagarajan Nivetha A D Asha Viswanathan Chinnusamy Arun Kumar Sangeeta Paul Source Type: research

First PCR-free electrochemical bioplatform for the detection of mustard Sin a 1 protein as a potential "hidden" food allergen
Bioelectrochemistry. 2022 Dec 21;150:108357. doi: 10.1016/j.bioelechem.2022.108357. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTA disposable electrochemical PCR-free biosensor for the selective detection of a fragment encoding the protein Sin a 1, a 2S albumin considered a diagnostic marker for sensitization to mustard, is reported. The methodology is based on the formation of DNA/RNA heterohybrids by sandwich hybridization of a specific fragment of the Sin a 1 allergen coding sequence with appropriately designed RNA probes. Labeling with commercial antibodies specific to the heteroduplexes and secondary antibodies conjugated with horse...
Source: Bioelectrochemistry - December 26, 2022 Category: Biochemistry Authors: Maria Gamella Anabel Laza Jorge Parr ón-Ballesteros Cristina Bueno V íctor Ruiz-Valdepeñas Montiel Mar ía Pedrero Franco A Bertolino Jos é M Pingarrón Mayte Villalba Susana Campuzano Source Type: research

First PCR-free electrochemical bioplatform for the detection of mustard Sin a 1 protein as a potential "hidden" food allergen
Bioelectrochemistry. 2022 Dec 21;150:108357. doi: 10.1016/j.bioelechem.2022.108357. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTA disposable electrochemical PCR-free biosensor for the selective detection of a fragment encoding the protein Sin a 1, a 2S albumin considered a diagnostic marker for sensitization to mustard, is reported. The methodology is based on the formation of DNA/RNA heterohybrids by sandwich hybridization of a specific fragment of the Sin a 1 allergen coding sequence with appropriately designed RNA probes. Labeling with commercial antibodies specific to the heteroduplexes and secondary antibodies conjugated with horse...
Source: Bioelectrochemistry - December 26, 2022 Category: Biochemistry Authors: Maria Gamella Anabel Laza Jorge Parr ón-Ballesteros Cristina Bueno V íctor Ruiz-Valdepeñas Montiel Mar ía Pedrero Franco A Bertolino Jos é M Pingarrón Mayte Villalba Susana Campuzano Source Type: research

Processing of nuisance animal waste into agricultural products
Environ Pollut. 2022 Dec 21:120924. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2022.120924. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTA technological solution was developed to process slaughter waste and farm manure and transform them into organic and mineral fertilizers. It has been shown that the formation of an enclosure on a goose farm from nitrogen-binding substances (brown coal, a mixture of brown coal with magnesite, used ash substrate) has a positive effect on reducing nitrogen emissions, even to about 80%. The presented solution is in line with ecological trends and ensures comprehensive management of agri-food waste. It reduces the loss of valua...
Source: Environmental Pollution - December 24, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ma łgorzata Mironiuk Mateusz Samoraj Anna Witek-Krowiak Henryk G órecki Konstantinos Moustakas Katarzyna Chojnacka Source Type: research

Processing of nuisance animal waste into agricultural products
Environ Pollut. 2022 Dec 21:120924. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2022.120924. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTA technological solution was developed to process slaughter waste and farm manure and transform them into organic and mineral fertilizers. It has been shown that the formation of an enclosure on a goose farm from nitrogen-binding substances (brown coal, a mixture of brown coal with magnesite, used ash substrate) has a positive effect on reducing nitrogen emissions, even to about 80%. The presented solution is in line with ecological trends and ensures comprehensive management of agri-food waste. It reduces the loss of valua...
Source: Environmental Pollution - December 24, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ma łgorzata Mironiuk Mateusz Samoraj Anna Witek-Krowiak Henryk G órecki Konstantinos Moustakas Katarzyna Chojnacka Source Type: research

An Unconventional Nurse Leader Journey: The Voyage Away From, and Back to, Nursing Leadership, and Lessons Learned Along the Way
This article illuminates the unanticipated career influence of one nurse ’s planted seeds and practical beginnings on her young, severely injured, patient. The article takes the reader on an unexpected, somewhat unconventional nurse leader journey, and provides enduring, replicable practice, and leadership lessons, learned along the way. (Source: Nurse Leader)
Source: Nurse Leader - December 1, 2022 Category: Nursing Authors: Rebecca A. Owens Source Type: research

Effect of supplementation of oilseeds co-products on production performance and fatty acids composition of Beetal goats
This study evaluated the effect of different oilseed co-product supplementations on feed intake, nutrient digestibility, N retention, yields of milk and milk constituents, and milk fatty acid (FA) profile of Beetal goats. In the lactation trial, thirty-six lactating multiparous Beetal goats (45  ± 2.04 kg; 15 ± 2.3 days in milk) were assigned to four experimental rations according to randomized complete block design. The blocks were balanced for daily milk yield, parity, and body weight. The goats were either fed a maize silage and wheat straw–based basal ration ad libitum (c ontrol) or the control ration was...
Source: Tropical Animal Health and Production - November 28, 2022 Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research

The Potential of Hydroponic Kit-Based Growing on a Self-Fertigation System for Pagoda Mustard ( < em > Brassica narinosa < /em > L) Production
This study aims to analyze the potential of hydroponic kit-based growing on a self-fertigation system for pagoda mustard production. In contrast to general hydroponic, the proposed hydroponic kit is supported by a smart valve component as a unique novelty used for the automatic distribution of nutrients without electrical power (zero energy). The mustard seeds were sown on rockwool for two to three days in a dark room and placed in the sun for seventeen days. A total of 50 pagoda mustard seeds were arranged evenly on a self-fertigation system tray following a zig-zag planting pattern for forty days. The seed has the follow...
Source: The Scientific World Journal - November 25, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Sophia Dwiratna Kharistya Amaru Muhammad Achirul Nanda Source Type: research