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  1. Content type: Research

    This study was performed to investigate the effects of air pollution and seasonality on the respiratory symptoms and health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) of outpatients with respiratory diseases in Ulaanbaa...

    Authors: Motoyuki Nakao, Keiko Yamauchi, Yoko Ishihara, Bandi Solongo and Dashtseren Ichinnorov

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1817

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    In developing countries like Nepal, gastrointestinal infections due to various parasites are common causes of morbidity and mortality in children. Present study was carried out from June 2013 to December 2013,...

    Authors: Sachita Dhital, Narayan Dutt Pant, Sanjeev Neupane, Saroj Khatiwada, Bijay Gaire, Jeevan Bahadur Sherchand and Padma Shrestha

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1813

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    The genus Polianthes belongs to the subfamily Agavoideae of the Asparagaceae family formerly known as Agavaceae. The genus is endemic to México and comprises about 15 species, among them is Polianthes tuberosa L....

    Authors: Alejandra G. González-Gutiérrez and Benjamín Rodríguez-Garay

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1804

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    The aim of the present study was to compare weekly physical activity (PA) and obesity-related markers in athlete and non-athlete university students. One hundred and twenty-six university students (53 males, ...

    Authors: Filipe Manuel Clemente, Pantelis Theodoros Nikolaidis, Fernando Manuel Lourenço Martins and Rui Sousa Mendes

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1808

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    The invasive weed species Gutenbergia cordifolia has been observed to suppress native plants and to dominate more than half of the entire crater floor (250 km2) in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA). As this ...

    Authors: Issakwisa B. Ngondya, Linus K. Munishi, Anna C. Treydte and Patrick A. Ndakidemi

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1787

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    Our study focuses on the antimicrobial susceptibility, genotypic and phenotypic heterogeneity, and serotype classification of the Streptococcus mutans isolated from type II diabetic patients (n = 25; age 42–68). ...

    Authors: Arpan De, Guido Pasquantonio, Loredana Cerroni, Dezemona Petrelli, Davide Lauro, Marta Longhi and Luca A. Vitali

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1794

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    In the altiplano of Northern Chile the plant Senecio nutans is habitually used as an infusion to relieve the effects of altitude sickness (locally known as “puna”). It is also used to alleviate the bronchitis, wh...

    Authors: Adrian Paredes, Yanett Leyton, Carlos Riquelme and Glauco Morales

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1788

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    As the king of herb plants, ginseng has been used for nearly 5000 years in medicines in Asia and recently in the West. Ginsenosides, the main active constituents in Panax herbs, have prominent immunoregulatory e...

    Authors: Jia Liu, Yang Liu, Long Zhao, Zhong-Hua Zhang and Zhong-Hua Tang

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1770

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  9. Content type: Research

    Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) isolated from various foods are important due to their potential to inhibit microorganisms, including drug-resistant bacteria. The objectives of this investigation were to isolate an...

    Authors: Chirom Aarti, Ameer Khusro, Mariadhas Valan Arasu, Paul Agastian and Naïf Abdullah Al-Dhabi

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1743

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    Red panda (Ailurus fulgens) is threatened across its range by detrimental human activities and rapid habitat changes necessitating captive breeding programs in various zoos globally to save this flagship species...

    Authors: Arun Kumar, Upashna Rai, Bhupen Roka, Alankar K. Jha and P. Anuradha Reddy

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1750

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    The absence or deficiency of DNA mismatch repair (MMR) activity results in microsatellite instability (MSI) in cancer. The avian leukosis virus (ALV) causes neoplastic disease in chickens. In this study, the s...

    Authors: Da-wei Yao, Li Zhan, Yu-fang Hong, Jian-xin Liu, Jia-rong Xu and De-ji Yang

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1756

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    This study determined the pathogenicity of Metarhizium anisopliae strain SD-3 against invasive red palm weevil (RPW), Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Olivier (coleoptera:curculionidae) larvae in Hainan Province, China....

    Authors: Xiaodong Sun, Wei Yan, Jing Zhang, Xiaoqing Niu, Fuheng Li, Weiquan Qin and Guangchang Ma

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1748

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    To investigate the effect of curcumin on the multivariate and docking analysis on peroxisome proliferator activated receptor-γ, the rats were fed with high fructose diet (Group 2) to induce insulin resistance ...

    Authors: Vasanthi Jayakumar, Shiek S. S. J. Ahmed and Kesavarao Kumar Ebenezar

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1732

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    Paclitaxel-induced peripheral neuropathy is not completely known. Since the sodium channel Nav1.7 has been implicated in pain perception, and is upregulated in pain disorders, we investigated the effect of pac...

    Authors: Yun Xiao, Zhongyuan Xia, Yang Wu and Bo Zhao

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1738

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    A pathogen of giant freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium rosenbergii, was recently recorded in a hatchery in Yogyakarta. The clinical symptom in post-larvae (PL) was a whitish appearance of the muscles in the tail. H...

    Authors: Murwantoko Murwantoko, Arif Bimantara, Roosmanto Roosmanto and Masashi Kawaichi

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1729

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  16. Content type: Case study

    The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of mobilization with movement and kinesiotherapy in the treatment of patients with lateral epicondylosis.

    Authors: Alexandre Marcio Marcolino, Lais Mara Siqueira das Neves, Bruna Gabriela Oliveira, Aline Aguiar Alexandre, Guilherme Corsatto, Rafael Inacio Barbosa and Marisa de Cássia Registro Fonseca

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1718

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    Witches’ broom disease of lime (WBDL) is a serious phytoplasma disease of acid lime in Oman, the UAE and Iran. Despite efforts to study it, no systemic study attempted to characterize the relationship among th...

    Authors: Shaikha Y. Al-Abadi, Abdullah M. Al-Sadi, Matthew Dickinson, Mohammed S. Al-Hammadi, Rashid Al-Shariqi, Rashid A. Al-Yahyai, Elham A. Kazerooni and Assunta Bertaccini

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1701

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    Candida spp. is the most prevalent species causing systemic fungal infections. The effect of antifungal agents were screened in vitro and their synergism effect were determined between hy...

    Authors: Wan Harun Himratul-Aznita, Che Omran Nor-Zulaila and Khairuddin Nurul-Fatihah

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1696

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