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  1. Centella asiatica is a well-known medicinal plant, produces large amount of triterpenoid saponins, collectively known as centelloids, with a wide-spectrum of pharmacological applications. Various strategies have...

    Authors: Vadlapudi Kumar, Chethan S Kumar, Gajula Hari, Nayana K Venugopal, Poornima D Vijendra and Giridhara Basappa B
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:189
  2. A Neuro-fuzzy control method for an Unmanned Vehicle (UV) simulation is described. The objective is guiding an autonomous vehicle to a desired destination along a desired path in an environment characterized b...

    Authors: Boumediene Selma and Samira Chouraqui
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:188
  3. Monoclonal antibodies bevacizumab and cetuximab both improve overall survival (OS), progression free survival (PFS) and overall response rate (ORR) when combined with irinotecan-containing regimens. The optima...

    Authors: Roberta Grande, Donatello Gemma, Isabella Sperduti, Alain Gelibter, Maria Anna Giampaolo, Giorgio Trombetta, Fabrizio Nelli and Teresa Gamucci
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:185
  4. The performance of frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) radar in tracking targets is presented and analysed. Obstacle detection, target tracking and radar target tracking performance models are developed...

    Authors: Chiemela Onunka and Remigius Chidozie Nnadozie
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:184
  5. The organic tellurium compound (S)-dimethyl 2-(3-(phenyltellanyl) propanamide) succinate (TeAsp) exhibits thiol-peroxidase activity that could potentially offer protection against oxidative stress. However, da...

    Authors: Daiane F Meinerz, Bruna Comparsi, Josiane Allebrandt, Douglas Oscar Ceolin Mariano, Danúbia B dos Santos, Ana Paula Pegoraro Zemolin, Marcelo Farina, Luiz Alcir Dafre, João B T Rocha, Thaís Posser and Jeferson L Franco
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:182
  6. Grapevine phylloxera, Daktulosphaira vitifoliae (Fitch) (Hemiptera: Phylloxeridae) is a worldwide pest of Vitis species. It has forms that feed on leaves and roots. Root forms predominate on Vitis vinifera (L.) c...

    Authors: María Valeria Vidart, María Valentina Mujica, Leticia Bao, Felicia Duarte, Carlos María Bentancourt, Jorge Franco and Iris Beatriz Scatoni
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:181
  7. The purpose of the educational intervention was to measure changes in knowledge, perceived benefit of nutrition, and perceived self efficacy in handling side effects of chemotherapy before and after viewing a ...

    Authors: Julie Thompson, Kathryn Silliman and Dawn E Clifford
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:179
  8. Authors investigated sedation quality in children for auditory brainstem response testing. Two-hundred and seventy-six sedation procedures were retrospectively analyzed using recorded data focusing on efficacy...

    Authors: Tímea Bocskai, Adrienne Németh, Lajos Bogár and József Pytel
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:178
  9. Patients attended by palliative care teams: are they always comparable populations? To answer this question we have compared the basic epidemiological characteristics of patients attended by home palliative ca...

    Authors: Maria Nabal, Miquel Barcons, Roberto Moreno, Xavier Busquets, Javier J Trujillano and Antonio Requena
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:177
  10. The most important bacterial pathology currently occurring in Chilean freshwater salmon farming is the cold-water disease produced by the psychrotrophic bacteria Flavobacterium psychrophilum. The main aim of this...

    Authors: Mery De la Fuente, José M Vidal, Claudio D Miranda, Gerardo González and Homero Urrutia
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:176
  11. The study was conducted to assess the level of awareness on HIV/AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) and the Influence of different socio-demographic factors among the garment workers in Bangladesh. This...

    Authors: ATM Hasibul Hasan, Rashedul Hassan, Zillur Rahman Khan, Elham Nuzhat and Uditi Arefin
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:174
  12. Prodigiosin and cycloprodigiosin are tripyrrole red pigmented compounds with medical importance for their anticancer property. In the present investigation, molecular docking studies were performed for both pr...

    Authors: Pabba Shiva Krishna, Kompally Vani, Metuku Ram Prasad, Burra Samatha, Nidadavolu Shesha Venkata Sathya Siva Surya Laxmi Hima Bindu, Maringanti Alaha Singara Charya and Prakasham Reddy Shetty
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:172
  13. Soccer balls such as the Adidas Roteiro that have been used in soccer tournaments thus far had 32 pentagonal and hexagonal panels. Recently, the Adidas Teamgeist II and Adidas Jabulani, respectively having 14 ...

    Authors: Takeshi Asai and Kazuya Seo
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:171
  14. This study presents the isolation and molecular characterization of bacterial strains utilizing 1, 7, 7-Trimethylbicyclo (2.2.1) heptane-2-one (camphor) as a sole source of carbon, isolated from the biomass sl...

    Authors: Ganesan Bhuvaneswari
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:170
  15. Pulmonary arteriovenous fistula is a congenital and rarely acquired anomalous direct communications between pulmonary arteries and veins. Transcatheter embolization using metallic coil or detachable balloon is...

    Authors: Ryoichi Tanaka, Kunihiro Yoshioka, Masayuki Takeda, Kenta Muranaka, Miyuki Sone, Michiko Suzuki and Shigeru Ehara
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:169
  16. Orthosiphon aristatus, an Indonesian medicinal plant, is normally used as a traditional herbal tea. Recently, this plant has begun to attract attention due to its antioxidant properties. However, little is known...

    Authors: Dase Hunaefi and Iryna Smetanska
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:167
  17. The paper argues that values are universals, either properties or relations. For the latter, instantiation is a matter of the content of the relation, the relata, and the context (the instantiation of further ...

    Authors: Zoltan Balazs
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:166
  18. Dietary fat plays an important role in higher brain functions. We aimed to assess the short and long term intake of three different types of dietary fat (soybean oil, lard, and fish oil) on anxiety-like and de...

    Authors: Wataru Mizunoya, Koichiro Ohnuki, Kento Baba, Hideo Miyahara, Naomi Shimizu, Kuniko Tabata, Takako Kino, Yusuke Sato, Ryuichi Tatsumi and Yoshihide Ikeuchi
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:165
  19. We report a case of a 50-year old female presenting with a giant tumor on the volar aspect of the third finger of the left hand, a thorough clinical and paraclinical evaluation followed by surgical resection r...

    Authors: Luis Ramirez-Montaño, Ricardo Pacheco Lopez and Nicolas Sastre Ortiz
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:164
  20. The Maghreb countries (Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia) have experienced since the early 1950s a rapid demographic growth coupled to a significant rhythm of urbanization. This has led to a marked increase in the ...

    Authors: Mohamed Taher Sraïri, Mohammed Tahar Benyoucef and Khemais Kraiem
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:162
  21. Cilengitide (EMD121974), an inhibitor of the adhesive function of integrins, demonstrated preclinical efficacy against malignant glioma. It is speculated that cilengitide can inhibit tumor growth, invasion, an...

    Authors: Manabu Onishi, Kazuhiko Kurozumi, Tomotsugu Ichikawa, Hiroyuki Michiue, Kentaro Fujii, Joji Ishida, Yosuke Shimazu, E Antonio Chiocca, Balveen Kaur and Isao Date
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:160
  22. Ethanol production from sugarcane bagasse pith hydrolysate by thermotolerant yeast Kluyveromyces sp. IIPE453 was analyzed using response surface methodology. Variables such as Substrate Concentration, pH, ferment...

    Authors: Diptarka Dasgupta, Sunil Kumar Suman, Diwakar Pandey, Debashish Ghosh, Rashmi Khan, Deepti Agrawal, Rakesh Kumar Jain, Vasanta Thakur Vadde and Dilip K Adhikari
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:159
  23. The pigment cells form the largest population of neural crest cells to migrate into the epidermis and hair follicle along each dermatomic area from the neural folds. The melanopsin system responsible for photo...

    Authors: Bhanu Iyengar
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:158
  24. Rocuronium and vecuronium, two non-depolarizing neuromuscular blockers, have been widely used in surgery procedures. However, their electrophysiological properties need to be more widely explored. We examined ...

    Authors: Jun Li, Yong-Qin Liu and Han-Ting Zhang
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:155
  25. Amylases are one of the most important enzymes in present-day biotechnology. The present study was concerned with the production and partial characterization of extracellular amylase from Bacillus amyloliquefacie...

    Authors: Promita Deb, Saimon Ahmad Talukdar, Kaniz Mohsina, Palash Kumar Sarker and SM Abu Sayem
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:154
  26. Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP), a chronic upper respiratory condition characterized by diffuse multiple recurring papillomas, is thought to result from human papillomavirus (HPV) type 6 or 11 infec...

    Authors: Takeharu Kanazawa, Noriyoshi Fukushima, Shoichiro Imayoshi, Takafumi Nagatomo, Kazumi Kawada, Hiroshi Nishino, Kiyoshi Misawa and Keiichi Ichimura
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:153
  27. The sequences of x-type high-molecular-weight glutenin promoter (x-HGP) from 21 diploid Triticeae species were cloned and sequenced. The lengths of x-HGP varied from 897 to 955 bp, and there are 329 variable site...

    Authors: Qian-Tao Jiang, Quan-Zhi Zhao, Xiu-Ying Wang, Chang-Shui Wang, Shan Zhao, Xue Cao, Xiu-Jin Lan, Zhen-Xiang Lu, You-Liang Zheng and Yu-Ming Wei
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:152
  28. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common human malignancies in the world, and its prognosis is generally poor. Epigenetic alteration such as DNA methylation has been shown to be important in th...

    Authors: Keiko Takagi, Kyoko Fujiwara, Tadatoshi Takayama, Takao Mamiya, Masayoshi Soma and Hiroki Nagase
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:150
  29. Halophilic bacteria were isolated from Thamaraikulam solar salt works in India. After routine biosurfactant screening by various methods, the biosurfactant producing bacteria, Halomonas sp BS4 was confirmed by...

    Authors: Mariathason Birdilla Selva Donio, Fernando Arul Ronica, Vijayaragavan Thanga Viji, Subramanian Velmurugan, John Selesteen Charles Adlin Jenifer, Mariavincent Michaelbabu, Prasenjit Dhar and Thavasimuthu Citarasu
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:149
  30. Protein-protein interactions are critical for most cellular processes; however, many remain to be identified. Here, to comprehensively identify protein complexes in photosynthetic organisms, we applied the rec...

    Authors: Atsushi Takabayashi, Ryosuke Kadoya, Masayoshi Kuwano, Katsunori Kurihara, Hisashi Ito, Ryouichi Tanaka and Ayumi Tanaka
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:148
  31. The heavy metal pollution in soils and aquatic environments is a serious ecological problem. In the green-microalga Chlorella sorokiniana 211-8K (Chlorophyceae) exposed to ions of lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) we st...

    Authors: Simona Carfagna, Nicola Lanza, Giovanna Salbitani, Adriana Basile, Sergio Sorbo and Vincenza Vona
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:147
  32. Follow-up methods must be easy for young people to handle. We examine Interactive Voice Response (IVR) as a method for collecting self-reported data. Sixty inpatients were recruited from a child and adolescent...

    Authors: Björn Axel Johansson, Susanne Remvall, Rasmus Malgerud, Anna Lindgren and Claes Andersson
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:146
  33. Agile software development gains requirements from the direct discussion with customers and the development staff each time, and the customers evaluate the appropriateness of the requirement. If the customers ...

    Authors: Kuniya Sato, Masahiro Ooba, Tomohiko Takagi, Zengo Furukawa, Seiichi Komiya and Rihito Yaegashi
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:145
  34. Melia azedarach L. extracts were studied in comparison with selected biorational insecticides against the citrus leafminer Phyllocnistis citrella Stainton under field conditions. Citrus limon (L.) Burm. F. trees...

    Authors: Maher M Mckenna, Efat M Abou-Fakhr Hammad and Mohamad T Farran
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:144
  35. Plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) is a rare and aggressive variant of diffuse large B cell lymphoma. The prognosis of PBL patients is poor. The majority of patients succumb to a fulminant disease course, with most ...

    Authors: Christine Saraceni, Nicole Agostino, Dennis B Cornfield and Ranju Gupta
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:142
  36. Three dedicated approaches to the calculation of the risk-adjusted net present value (rNPV) in drug discovery projects under different assumptions are suggested. The probability of finding a candidate drug suitab...

    Authors: Andreas M Svennebring and Jarl ES Wikberg
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:140