Biomedical and Life Sciences

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  1. Research

    Effects of air pollution and seasonality on the respiratory symptoms and health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) of outpatients with chronic respiratory disease in Ulaanbaatar: pilot study for the comparison of the cold and warm seasons

    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...

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

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1817

    Published on: 19 October 2016

  2. Research

    Prevalence of enteropathogens in children under 15 years of age with special reference to parasites in Kathmandu, Nepal; a cross sectional study

    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,...

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

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1813

    Published on: 19 October 2016

  3. Research

    Callus induction and regeneration via shoot tips of Dendrocalamus hamiltonii

    By using shoot tips as explants, various media and culture conditions for callus induction and proliferation, shoot differentiation, root induction and plantlet transplantation to develop an efficient and reli...

    Qiaolu Zang, Ling Zhou, Fei Zhuge, Haiyun Yang, Xiaoqin Wang and Xinchun Lin

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1799

    Published on: 18 October 2016

  4. Research

    Weekly physical activity patterns of university students: Are athletes more active than non-athletes?

    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, ...

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

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1808

    Published on: 18 October 2016

  5. Research

    Genotypic and phenotypic heterogeneity in Streptococcus mutans isolated from diabetic patients in Rome, Italy

    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). ...

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

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1794

    Published on: 13 October 2016

  6. Research

    Profiling of ginsenosides in the two medicinal Panax herbs based on ultra-performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization–mass spectrometry

    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...

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

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1770

    Published on: 12 October 2016

  7. Research

    Biological potency and characterization of antibacterial substances produced by Lactobacillus pentosus isolated from Hentak, a fermented fish product of North-East India

    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...

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

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1743

    Published on: 7 October 2016

  8. Research

    Genetic assessment of captive red panda (Ailurus fulgens) population

    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...

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

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1750

    Published on: 7 October 2016

  9. Research

    Frozen section and electron microscopy studies of the infection of the red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (coleoptera:curculionidae) by the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae

    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....

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

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1748

    Published on: 7 October 2016

  10. Case study

    Multimodal approach to rehabilitation of the patients with lateral epicondylosis: a case series

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

    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

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1718

    Published on: 5 October 2016

  11. Research

    Population genetic analysis reveals a low level of genetic diversity of ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma aurantifolia’ causing witches’ broom disease in lime

    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...

    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

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1701

    Published on: 3 October 2016

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