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    Comparison of a robotic-assisted gait training program with a program of functional gait training for children with cerebral palsy: design and methods of a two group randomized controlled cross-over trial

    Enhancement of functional ambulation is a key goal of rehabilitation for children with cerebral palsy (CP) who experience gross motor impairment. Physiotherapy (PT) approaches often involve overground and trea...

    Alicia J. Hilderley, Darcy Fehlings, Gloria W. Lee and F. Virginia Wright

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1886

    Published on: 28 October 2016

  2. Research

    Proximate composition and fatty acid analysis of Lablab purpureus (L.) legume seed: implicates to both protein and essential fatty acid supplementation

    The high mortality rate in Bangladesh is related to poverty, which results in protein malnutrition, essential fatty acid deficiency and lacks in adequate vitamins, minerals and calorie. Exploring new food item...

    Shahdat Hossain, Rashed Ahmed, Sujan Bhowmick, Abdullah Al Mamun and Michio Hashimoto

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1899

    Published on: 28 October 2016

  3. Research

    Plant growth-promotion and biofortification of chickpea and pigeonpea through inoculation of biocontrol potential bacteria, isolated from organic soils

    Seven strains of bacteria [Pseudomonas plecoglossicida SRI-156, Brevibacterium antiquum SRI-158, Bacillus altitudinis SRI-178, Enterobacter ludwigii SRI-211, E. ludwigii SRI-229, Acinetobacter tandoii SRI-305 and...

    Subramaniam Gopalakrishnan, Srinivas Vadlamudi, Srinivasan Samineni and C. V. Sameer Kumar

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1882

    Published on: 26 October 2016

  4. Research

    ‘Jones hybrid’ hickory: a case study in Carya curation

    ‘Jones Hybrid’ hickory is an accession in the National Collection of Genetic Resources for Pecans and Hickories for which information about origin, identity and characteristics is very incomplete. Phenotypic a...

    L. J. Grauke, M. Azucena Mendoza-Herrera, David M. Stelly and Patricia E. Klein

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1860

    Published on: 24 October 2016

  5. Research

    Identification of mutations, gene expression changes and fusion transcripts by whole transcriptome RNAseq in docetaxel resistant prostate cancer cells

    Docetaxel has been the standard first-line therapy in metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer. The survival benefit is, however, limited by either primary or acquired resistance. In this study, Du145 ...

    Yuanjun Ma, Yali Miao, Zhuochun Peng, Johanna Sandgren, Teresita Díaz De Ståhl, Mikael Huss, Lena Lennartsson, Yanling Liu, Monica Nistér, Sten Nilsson and Chunde Li

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1861

    Published on: 24 October 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in SpringerPlus 2016 5:2084

  6. Research

    Discovery of the molecular mechanisms of the novel chalcone-based Magnaporthe oryzae inhibitor C1 using transcriptomic profiling and co-expression network analysis

    In our previous studies, we discovered a series of chalcone-based phytopathogenic fungus inhibitors. However, knowledge of their effects, detailed targets and molecular mechanisms in Magnaporthe oryzae (M. oryza...

    Hui Chen, Xiaoyun Wang, Hong Jin, Rui Liu and Taiping Hou

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1851

    Published on: 22 October 2016

  7. Research

    Low expression levels of putative HPV encoded microRNAs in cervical samples

    Using small RNA sequencing of libraries established from cervical samples and cervical cancer cell lines, we have previously reported identification of nine and validation of five putative microRNA species enc...

    Elina Virtanen, Tuuli Pietilä, Pekka Nieminen, Kui Qian and Eeva Auvinen

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1856

    Published on: 22 October 2016

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    Genetic diversity and population differentiation of small giant clam Tridacna maxima in Comoros islands assessed by microsatellite markers

    Small giant clam, Tridacna maxima, widely distributed from French Polynesia to East Africa, has faced population declines due to over-exploitation. Comoros islands are an important biogeographic region due to po...

    Nadjim Ahmed Mohamed, Qian Yu, Mohamed Ibrahim Chanfi, Yangping Li, Shi Wang, Xiaoting Huang and Zhenmin Bao

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1852

    Published on: 22 October 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in SpringerPlus 2016 5:2017

  9. Research

    SOCS3 mRNA expression and polymorphisms as pretreatment predictor of response to HCV genotype 3a IFN-based treatment

    Suppressor of Cytokine Signaling 3 (SOCS3) gene belongs to SOCS family as one of the negative regulators of cytokine signaling and IFN response that function via the JAK-STAT pathway in antiviral response. SOC...

    Rabia Aslam, Syed Mohsin Raza, Humeira Naeemi, Bushra Mubarak, Nadeem Afzal and Saba Khaliq

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1826

    Published on: 21 October 2016

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