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Journal Cover British Journal of Biomedical Science
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     ISSN (Print) 0967-4845
     Published by Institute of Biomedical Science Homepage  [1 journal]   [SJR: 0.217]   [H-I: 30]
  • Poliomyelitis: The Battle Continues
    • Abstract: Poliomyelitis (polio) is a highly infectious viral disease mainly affecting young children. The poliovirus is transmitted by person-to-person spread, mainly through the faecal-oral route or, less frequently, by contaminated water or food. It multiplies in the intestine, from where it can invade the ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Alginate Secretion from Pseudomonas Aeruginosa
    • Abstract: Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have used X-ray crystallography techniques to provide a blueprint of the cellular machinery used by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. They now hope that these structural plans can be used to design specific drugs against the microorganism's production of ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Rubella Antibody Status of Patients Attending a South-West London
           Antenatal Clinic, 2007-2012
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTMass vaccination with the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine for children aged 12-15 months was introduced in 1988; schoolgirl vaccination was discontinued in 1996 and replaced by a second dose of MMR for preschool children and post-partum vaccination of susceptible women identified ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Sickle Cell Solubility Test: Evaluation of an In-House Method
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTThis study aims to assess the performance of an in-house sickle cell solubility test (SCT) and compare it against data published on other in-house and commercial methods. Also assessed are the effects of possible interference due to haemoglobin (Hb) level, Hb F and Hb S levels, as well as ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Misidentification of Providencia Stuartii as Serratia Fonticola by Vitek 2
    • Abstract: A 58-year-old male patient suffering from hypertension and receiving angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) submitted a midstream urine sample for culture. A nonlactose fermenter (NLF) exceeding 105 colony-forming units (cfu)/mL grew on cysteine lactose electrolyte deficient (CLED) agar. It ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Microbiology Nuts & Bolts: Key Concepts of Microbiology and Infection
    • Abstract: Microbiology Nuts & Bolts: Key Concepts of Microbiology and Infection D. Garner. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. ISBN: 978-1484123911, 288 pp (Paperback). £16.64.This clinically-oriented book is designed to answer the daily questions of healthcare professionals regarding ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Significant Research into Antibiotic Resistance
    • Abstract: A group from the University of East Anglia and Diamond Light Source has made a breakthrough in the race to solve antibiotic resistance. Using Diamond, which produces a light 10 billion times brighter than the sun, they studied bacteria in extreme detail to identify an innovative method of disabling ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Identification of Pathogenic Fungi
    • Abstract: Identification of Pathogenic Fungi C.K. Campbell, E.M. fohnson, D.W. Warnock eds. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013: 2nd edn. ISBN: 978-1-4443-3070-0 (hardback). 337 pp. £89.90.Fungal infections are leading causes of some severe diseases and deaths in immunocompromised patients and elderly people. ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Stem Cells from Nerves Form Teeth
    • Abstract: Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden have discovered that stem cells inside the soft tissues of the tooth come from nerves. These findings have now been published in the journal Nature (Kaukua N, Khatibi Shahidi M, Konstantinidou C et al. Glial origin of mesenchymal stem cells in a ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Diagnosis of Latent Tuberculosis Infection among Immunodeficient
           Individuals: Review of Concordance between Interferon-[Gamma] Release
           Assays and the Tuberculin Skin Test
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTMycobacterium tuberculosis remains as a major threat to global health. Nearly a third of the world's population is estimated to have latent M. tuberculosis infection, and this is considered to be a major reservoir of potential active disease. Immunocompromised individuals, such as those ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Observations on the Variation in Volumes of Self-Collected Oral Fluid
           Samples Submitted for HIV Antibody Detection
    • Abstract: Saliva is a safe, simple and abundant sample to collect for an ever-increasing number of assays.13 The use of oral fluids for detecting antibodies to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has long been suggested as an alternative to the use of blood." This could help to eliminate the occupational ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Human Physiology
    • Abstract: Human Physiology G. Pocock, C. D. Richards, D. A. Richards. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013: 4th edn. ISBN: 978-0-19-957493-3. 848 pp. £47.99.The fourth edition of Human Physiology provides wellwritten and detailed coverage of many aspects of human physiology well suited to the target group ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Vitamin D Immunoassay Systems: A Comparison
    • Abstract: Vitamin D deficiency has been reported in populations around the world.' This has attracted the attention of health professionals, especially given the mounting evidence linking vitamin D to overall health." Consequently, there has been rising clinical demand for the assessment of vitamin D ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Association of Plasma Proteins at Multiple Stages of Glycation and
           Antioxidant Status with Erythrocyte Oxidative Stress in Patients with Type
           2 Diabetes
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTThis study examines the individual stages of plasma protein glycation, antioxidant status and their association with erythrocyte oxidative stress in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Study was carried out on blood from 70 patients with T2DM and 40 healthy age- and ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Human Herpesvirus 6 Infection in Febrile Children: Frequency in an Iranian
           Referral Hospital
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTPolymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests for virus in blood and saliva are frequently positive in persons with past infection, re-infection with new strains or latency with or without repeated reactivation of human herpesvirus 6 (HHV6). The aim of this study is to determine the frequency of ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Diagnosis of Latent Tuberculosis in Individuals with Recent Exposure:
           Tuberculin Skin Test versus Interferon-[Gamma] Release Assay
    • Abstract: It has been reported that up to a third of the world's population is infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The stimulated rate of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) is approximately two billion cases worldwide. Identification and treatment of LTBI has an important role in elimination of ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -040
       
  • ERK and RAF1 Genes: Analysis of Methylation and Expression Profiles in
           Patients with Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTThe Ras/RAF/MEK/ERK1/2 pathway is important in the control of growth signals, differentiation and cell survival. Over-expression and activation of this pathway have been reported in different types of cancer. This study analyses the promoter methylation and RNA expression profiles of ERK ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Platelets
    • Abstract: Platelets A.D. Michelson ed. London: Academic Press/Elsevier, 2013:3rd edn. ISBN: 978-0-12-387837-3. 1398 pp. $250.Since the discovery of platelets in the late 19th century, our knowledge of platelet biology has expanded rapidly. This has led to a deeper understanding of platelet pathology and, ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Newborn Case of Legionnaires' Disease
    • Abstract: NHS England has issued an urgent health alert after an infant was admitted to intensive care suffering from a confirmed case of Legionnaires' disease. In light of the case, experts at a leading Legionella risk management company, Legionella Control International, are now working closely with its ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Detection of the Prodigiosin Biosynthesis Protein (pigC) from Serratia
           Marcescens: Development of a Novel PCR Assay
    • Abstract: Serratia marcescens has become an important pathogen of nosocomial infection.1 Taxonomically, it represents one species within the genus Serratia, which consists of 14 others species, including S. entomophila, S. ficaria, S. fonticola, S. glossinae, S. grimesii, S. liquefaciens, S. marinorubra, S. ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Effects of Candida on Insulin Secretion of Human Adult Pancreatic Islets
           and Possible Onset of Diabetes
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTThis study aims to determine the origin of Candida contamination of pancreatic tissue cultures, as well as its influence on insulin secretory activity of the pancreatic islets. Pancreatic tissue was obtained after pancreatectomy in patients who had chronic pancreatitis or benign tumours. ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Laboratory Diagnosis of Lyme Borreliosis in Scottish Patients: A Novel
           Approach
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTTraditional two-tier (enzyme immunoassay [EIA] screening and Western blot confirmation) testing for the laboratory diagnosis of Lyme borreliosis (LB) is expensive, lacks sensitivity in the diagnosis of early LB, cannot distinguish between current and past infection and cannot be used as a ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Haptoglobin 2-2 Phenotype Is Associated with Decreased Serum Iron Levels
           in Endstage Renal Disease Patients Resistant to rhEPO Therapy
    • Abstract: Haptoglobin (Hp) is an acute-phase protein that binds, in an equimolar ratio with high affinity, to haemoglobin released during the intravascular lysis of erythrocytes.1 This intravascular lysis accounts for approximately 10-20% of normal erythrocyte destruction. The primary function of Hp is to ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Construction and Expression of a Recombinant Urease Gene Cluster from
           Campylobacter Sputorum Biovar Paraureolyticus
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTRecombinant full-length urease gene cluster and seven 100% deletion recombinant variants of urease subunits genes, (ureG, ureH, ureA, ureB, ureC, ureE and ureF) were constructed in vitro from the Campylobacter sputorum biovar paraureolyticus LMG17591 strain and expressed in Escherichia coli ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus
           Pseudintermedius Isolated from Veterinary Clinical Cases in the UK
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTStaphylococcus pseudintermedius is a leading aetiologic agent of pyoderma and other body tissue infections in dogs and cats. In recent years, an increased prevalence of methicillin-resistant S. pseudintermedius (MRSP) has been reported. Isolation of MRSP in serious infections poses a major ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Immunohistochemistry for CDX2 Expression in Non-Goblet-Cell Barrett's
           Oesophagus
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTInterest has increased in CDX2 gene expression in oesophageal non-goblet-cell columnar metaplasia as recent investigations indicate such metaplasia possesses neoplastic potential. This study aims to assess expression of the transcription factor CDX2 specifically in non-goblet-cell cardia ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Comparability of High-Sensitivity CRP Methods to Detect Maturity-Onset
           Diabetes of the Young Due to HNF1A Mutations
    • Abstract: C-reactive protein (CRP) is an acute-phase protein synthesised in the liver that can rise rapidly in response to infection or tissue injury.1 The CRP methods may be categorised as those optimised for performance between 5 mg/L and 200 mg/L for detection and monitoring of inflammation and ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Molecular Characterisation of a Type III Restriction -Modification System
           in Campylobacter Upsaliensis
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTTwo examples of Campylobacter upsaliensis RM3195 and JV21 strains are shown to carry putative type III restriction (res)-modification (mod) enzyme gene clusters, following genome sequence analyses. It is suggested that the cluster is composed of at least three structural genes, res, ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Fever of Unknown Origin: A Retrospective Study of 95 Children in an
           Iranian Referral Hospital
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTFever of unknown origin (FUO) is a common manifestation in paediatrics and is a diagnostic problem especially in primary care. The present study aims to revue the causes of FUO in an Iranian referral tertiary care hospital. Information on 95 patients referred to the Children's Medical ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -050
       
  • Development of Nalidixic Acid Amphotericin B Vancomycin (NAV) Medium for
           the Isolation of Campylobacter Ureolyticus from the Stools of Patients
           Presenting with Acute Gastroenteritis
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTRecently, Campylobacter ureolyticus has been detected for the first time in the faeces of patients with acute gastroenteritis using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) techniques. Cultural isolation of C. ureolyticusis is not possible using the established selective methods for the isolation of ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -050
       
  • Evaluation of Tamoxifen and Metabolites by LC-MS/MS and HPLC Methods
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTEpidemiological and laboratory evidence suggests that quantification of serum or plasma levels of tamoxifen and its metabolites, 4-hydroxy-N-desmethyl-tamoxifen (endoxifen), Z-4-hydroxytamoxifen (4HT), N-desmethyl-tamoxifen (ND-tam), is a clinically useful tool in the assessment and ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -050
       
  • Bacterial Aetiology of Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Hospitalised
           Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Central Greece
    • Abstract: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is characterised by inflammation and consolidation of lung tissue, followed by resolution accompanied by fever, chills, cough and difficulty in breathing, and is caused mainly by infection. The most commonly involved microorganisms are Streptococcus pneumoniae, ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -050
       
  • Molecular Structural Analysis of Major Outer Membrane Protein (MOMP) Gene
           Clusters in Campylobacter Lari
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTSouthern hybridisation shows that urease-negative (UN) Campylobacter lari JCM2530^sup T^ carries two putative major outer membrane protein (MOMP) genes. Sequences of approximately 2.1 kbp, encoding non-coding (NC) regions, with possible open reading frames (ORFs) for MOMP (porA1 or porA2) ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -050
       
  • Elevated Levels of Serum Sialic Acid and High-Sensitivity C-Reactive
           Protein: Markers of Systemic Inflammation in Patients with Chronic Heart
           Failure
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTHeart failure (HF) is a common, debilitating disorder in which the heart is unable to pump an adequate blood supply to the tissues. Although it has been shown that inflammation occurs in HF, inflammatory markers have yet to be defined. Inflammatory markers such as high-sensitivity ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -050
       
  • Detection of Helicobacter Pylori Infection in Egyptian Patients with
           Chronic Calcular Cholecystitis
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTReports of Helicobacter pylori in biliary tract diseases in humans are very fragmentary, and therefore there is a need for further investigations. This study aims to detect H. pylori in the bile and gall bladder (GB) of patients with chronic calcular cholecystitis (CCC), and to determine ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -050
       
  • Zinc Chloride Inhibits Helicobacter Pylori Growth and Reduces Expression
           of Interleukin-1[beta] by Gastric Epithelial Cells
    • Abstract: Helicobacter pylori is a Gram-negative bacterium that colonises the gastric mucosa in half of the world's human population.1 It is associated with gastritis, peptic ulcer disease and development of gastric carcinoma and primary B-cell gastric lymphoma.2 H. pylori infection almost always causes ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -050
       
  • Use of Large-Volume, Fixed-Depth, Disposable Slides for Post-Vasectomy
           Semen Analysis
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTVasectomy is the surgical procedure used for male contraception. Traditionally, operative success has been established by the issue of a laboratory report stating the achievement of azoospermia. The purpose of this study is to establish if this is an achievable or realistic status and if a ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -050
       
  • Molecular Cloning and Characterisation of the Methionine Sulphoxide
           Reductase A (msrA) Gene Locus in Campylobacter Lari Organisms
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTThe methionine sulphoxide reductase A (msrA) gene and its adjacent genetic loci from urease-negative (UN) Campylobacter lari RM2100 and urease-positive thermophilic Campylobacter (UPTC) CF89-12 strains appear to be composed of a msrA structure gene (507 base pairs [bp]) and another ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Leadership in Health and Social Care
    • Abstract: Leadership in Health and Social Care L. Jones, C. L. Bennett. Banbury: Scion Publishing, 2012. ISBN: 9781908625 021.142 pp. £15.99.Having taught leadership in health and social care for several years in higher education, I found this book to be an excellent read. The information is relevant to ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/ionisation-Time of Flight Mass
           Spectrometry: Rapid Identification of Bacteria Isolated from Patients with
           Cystic Fibrosis
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTDespite extensive research into the diagnosis and management of cystic fibrosis (CF) over the past decades, sufferers still have a median life expectancy of less than 37 years. Respiratory tract infections have a significant role in increasing the morbidity and mortality of patients with CF ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Emergence of Carbapenem-Resistant Acinetobacter in a Temperate North
           Indian State
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTThis study aims to determine drug sensitivity, metallo-β-lactamase (MBL) production and elaboration of bla^sub OXA^-type carbapenemases in Acinetobacter spp. in a temperate climate area in north India with a heavy influx of tourists. Antimicrobial sensitivity of 165 isolates was performed. ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Rapid Identification of Bacteria from bioMérieux BacT/ALERT Blood
           Culture Bottles by MALDI-TOF MS
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTSeveral studies have reported poor results when trying to identify microorganisms directly from the bioMérieux BacT/ALERT blood culture system using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation-time of flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry. The aim of this study is to evaluate two new ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Increased Susceptibility to Antibiotics in Gram-Negative and Gram-Positive
           Pathogens, Including Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, at Lower Temperature: Is
           Antibiotic Resistance Reversal Possible'
    • Abstract: Antibiotic resistance (ABR) has now emerged as an important global threat to animal and human medicine.' Many antibiotic agents, including the sulphonamides and certain ß-lactam agents, have now become redundant due to overwhelming issues of resistance, which now render these largely ineffective ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Evaluation of Different Methods to Extract DNA from Serum Seeded with
           Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
    • Abstract: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an increasingly common cause of nosocomial infections worldwide.' Therefore, rapid and reliable methods for detecting MRSA in clinical samples are essential in order to start the appropriate therapy and to avoid toxic and expensive ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Vitamin D in Health and Disease: A Literature Review
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTVitamin D, a fat-soluble prohormone, is synthesised in response to sunlight. Vitamin D requires two metabolic conversions, 25-hydroxylation in the liver and 1α-hydroxylation in the kidney, to become active hormone. The active form, lα,25-(OH)^sub 2^D, binds to the vitamin D receptor (VDR) ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Blood Sample Contamination by Glucose-Containing Solutions: Effects and
           Identification
    • Abstract: The collection of blood samples, an essential prerequisite of laboratory diagnostics, is the most vulnerable step in the total testing process.1"3 Blood samples diluted and/or contaminated with saline (i.e., 0.9% sodium chloride), drug(especially heparin, fibrinolytic and chemotherapeutic agents) ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Non-[Beta]-Haemolytic Variants of Streptococcus Pyogenes: A Challenge for
           the Microbiology Laboratory
    • Abstract: Streptococcus pyogenes is one of the most important human pathogens isolated in the clinical diagnostic microbiology laboratory. It is carried asymptomatically, usually in the upper respiratory tract, in 5-30% of healthy individuals.1 It also causes a wide spectrum of disease, ranging from ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Human Parasitology
    • Abstract: Human Parasitology B.J. Bogitsh, C.E. Carter, T.N. Oeltmann. Oxford: Academic Press/Elsevier, 2012. ISBN 978-0-12-415915-0.430 pp (Hardback). £42.91.Human Parasitology is the fourth incarnation in a popular sequence of parasitology textbooks by the authors. This fourth edition is updated and has ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Cytokine Gene Polymorphisms of TNF[alpha], IL-6, IL-10, TGF[Beta] and
           IFN[gamma] in the Saudi Population
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTStudies have demonstrated associations between cytokine gene polymorphisms and ethnicity. In the present work the authors examine polymorphisms in the genes encoding interleukin-6 (IL-6), IL-10, interferon-γ (IFNγ), tumour necrosis factor-α (TNFα) and transforming growth factor-β (TGFβ1) ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Extreme Tissue Engineering: Concepts and Strategies for Tissue Fabrication
    • Abstract: Extreme Tissue Engineering: Concepts and Strategies for Tissue Fabrication R. A. Brown. Chichester: Wiley, 2013. ISBN: 978-0-470-97446-9. 268 pp (softback). £39.95.The preface and description of Extreme Tissue Engineering explain that this is an unusual textbook in the field - it tries to integrate ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Multiple Myeloma: The Bone Marrow Microenvironment and Its Relation to
           Treatment
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTMultiple myeloma is the most common haematological malignancy yet currently it remains incurable. For decades the mainstay in therapy has been non-targeted approaches including genotoxic agents and immunosuppressants. With myeloma predominantly affecting an elderly population, who are ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Detecting Methicillin Resistance in Staphylococcus Aureus: Comparison of
           Different Phenotypic Methods and the Polymerase Chain Reaction
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTCefoxitin is a more potent inducer of the mecA regulatory system compared to oxacillin in Staphylococcus aureus. It has been recommended for the detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) when using disk-diffusion testing. The aim of this study is to compare the results ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Human Blood Groups (3Rd Edn)
    • Abstract: Human Blood Groups (3rd edn) G. Daniels. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell, 2013. ISBN 978-1-4443-3324-4. 544 pp. $254.95This is another book that should be on the shelf of every blood transfusion department in the country (and beyond whether a research laboratory, a reference laboratory or a small ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Thrive in Cell Biology
    • Abstract: Thrive in Cell Biology Q. Wang, C. Smith, E. Davis. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-0-19-969732-8. 468 pp. £24.99.Thrive in Cell Biology is part of the Thrive in Bioscience Revision Guides series from Oxford University Press and provides a concise overview of the 'need to know' ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Identification of Clostridium Difficile: Evaluation of Genotypic,
           Phenotypic and Proteomic Methods
    • Abstract: Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is an important cause of nosocomial diarrhoea. Stool culture, a sensitive method for the detection of C. difficile, is necessary for epidemiological investigation, for monitoring antibiotic resistance, and for providing a reference standard against which to ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Detecting HIV Antibodies in Oral Fluid: Validation of a Commercial
           Antigen-Antibody Assay
    • Abstract: The use of saliva and oral fluids for detecting antibodies to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has long been suggested as an alternative to the use of blood.' 3 Oral fluid is a safe, simple and convenient sample to collect for this purpose for a number of reasons. First, the occupational risks ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Ferritin in Children with Viral and Bacterial
           Meningitis
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTDespite the fact that the prognosis of bacterial meningitis has been improved by the influence of antibiotics, this disease is still one of the significant causes of morbidity and mortality in children. Rapid differentiation between bacterial and aseptic meningitis, and the need for ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Reprocessing Bloodstained ThinPrep Papanicolaou Cervical Cytology Samples
           Using Glacial Acetic Acid Increases the Satisfactory Rate in Previously
           Unsatisfactory Smears
    • Abstract: ThinPrep (TP) Papanicolaou (Pap) tests containing excessive red blood cells (RBCs) can usually result in an unsatisfactory report. Approximately 4% of unsatisfactory reports are due to the presence of excess RBCs, which interfere with sample processing by competing with epithelial cells for space ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Thrive in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    • Abstract: Thrive in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology L. S. Cox, D. A. Harris, C. ]. Pears. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012 ISBN: 978-0-19-964548-0. 290 pp (softback). £16.99.The fields of biochemistry and molecular biology are constantly advancing and textbooks must keep up with the pace of ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Herpes Simplex: Patterns of Infection in Patients Attending a
           Genitourinary Medicine Clinic, 2007-2012
    • Abstract: More than two-thirds of the world's population is infected with herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) or type 2 (HSV-2), which cause mucocutaneous genital herpes disease both in immunocompetent and immunocompromised individuals.1-1 Genital herpes can lead to painful ulcerative genital lesions and is ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Examination of Factors That Influence Residual Chlorine Concentration in
           Chlorine-Based Sanitising Solutions: Implications for Ward Disinfection
    • Abstract: Chlorine-based sanitising agents are commonly used in healthcare sanitising protocols and rely on the availability of residual free chlorine (RFC) to kill vegetative microorganisms as well as bacterial endospores. Such formulations are commercially available from several manufacturers and are ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Arterial Blood Gas Analysers: Accuracy in Determining Haemoglobin, Glucose
           and Electrolyte Concentrations in Critically Ill Adult Patients
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTArterial blood gas (ABG) machines are vital tools in the assessment of critically ill patients. Current ABG point-of-care (POC) analysers provide information on concentrations of haemoglobin, glucose and electrolytes in addition to acid-base balance. Awaiting results from venous analysers ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Systems Biology
    • Abstract: Systems Biology R. A. Meyers ed. Weinheim: Wiley, 2012. ISBN: 978-3-527-32607-5. 726 pp. £205.This book delves into the emerging discipline of systems biology through a carefully crafted compendium of chapters written by various prominent contributors in the field. The editor presents the subject ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -050
       
  • The Blood Group Antigen FactsBook
    • Abstract: The Blood Group Antigen FactsBook M. E. Rcid, C. Lomas-Francis, M. L Olsson. 3rd edn. London: Academic Press, 2022. ISBN: 978-0-12-415849-8. 730 pp. £52.36.This wonderful book does exactly what it says on the tin! It is a book packed with almost every fact that you may wish to know about blood ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -050
       
  • Evaluation of the QBC Star Centrifugal Three-Part Differential Haematology
           System
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTThe QBC Star haematology system includes the QBC Star centrifugal analytical analyser and the QBC Star tube system. Together, they are capable of producing a haematology profile on venous or capillary whole blood. The aim of this study is to compare full blood count (FBC) including ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -050
       
  • Efficacy of the Biocide Steri-7 against the Common Gram-Negative Bacterial
           Pathogens (Burkholderia Cenocepacia, Burkholderia Gladioli, Burkholderia
           Multivorans, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa and Stenotrophomonas Maltophilia)
           Associated with Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
    • Abstract: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most commonly inherited disease in persons of a white and European background and has a genetic carriage rate of one person in 20 and an incidence of one live birth in 2500.' It is an autosomal recessive condition whereby two alleles carrying a polymorphism in the cystic ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -050
       
  • Antibiotic Resistance Reversal (ARR) in Gram-Negative and Gram-Positive
           Pathogens Employing Electric Fields
    • Abstract: Antibiotic resistance in clinical bacterial pathogens has now become a major global public health problem. In certain infections (e.g., chronic pulmonary infections in patients with cystic fibrosis), antibiotic resistance has become critical in the treatment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, due to ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -050
       
  • Prevalence of Salmonella Species among Asymptomatic Food Handlers in
           Khartoum State, Sudan
    • Abstract: Foodborne diseases are a widespread and growing public health problem affecting developed and developing countries, with microbiologically contaminated food and water being the major causes of diarrhoeal diseases.Although the global incidence is difficult to estimate, it is generally estimated that ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -050
       
  • Exposure of Vancomycin-Sensitive Staphylococcus Aureus to Subinhibitory
           Levels of Vancomycin Leads to Upregulated Capsular Gene Expression
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTReduced vancomycin susceptibility in Staphylococcus aureus continues to trouble clinical microbiologists and infectious disease specialists. In this study, a vancomycin-susceptible S. aureus (VSSA) strain, which was methicillin-resistant (MRSA), was grown with and without subinhibitory ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -050
       
  • Diagnostic Electron Microscopy: A Practical Guide to Interpretation and
           Technique
    • Abstract: Diagnostic Electron Microscopy: A Practical Guide to Interpretation and Technique /. W. Stirling, A. Curry, B. Eyden eds. Chichester: Wiley, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-119-97399-7. 440 pp. £75.The chugging of rotary pumps and the noise of running water coming from a darkened room; a worker bent over a ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -050
       
  • OPathPaed Service Model for Expanded Newborn Screening in Hong Kong SAR,
           China
    • Abstract: Prevention, if available and feasible, is always the better way to practise medicine. Newborn screening for genetic diseases is a successful example of preventive medicine in action, with specific focus on phenylketonuria. Early dietary treatment prevents devastating mental retardation, provided ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -050
       
  • Chlamydia Trachomatis: TLR4-Mediated Recognition by Human Dendritic Cells
           Is Impaired Following Oestradiol Treatment
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTGenital Chlamydia trachomatis infection creates a substantial reproductive health burden in women. The high incidence of asymptomatic infection often precludes timely antibiotic therapy to control the sequelae of infection, and therefore a vaccine is required. Dendritic cells (DC) are now ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -050
       
  • Cytopathology
    • Abstract: Cytopathology B. Shambayati ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. ISBN: 978-0-19-953392-3. 417 pp. £28.15.This multi-authored textbook is a welcomed addition to the Fundamentals of Biomedical Science series as it focuses entirely on the discipline of cytopathology, with all chapters written by ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -050
       
  • Role of Carcinoembryonic Antigen as a Marker for Colorectal Liver
           Metastases
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTCarcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), a marker for colorectal adenocarcinoma, can monitor disease progression and treatment response. This study aims to determine the accuracy of CEA in the detection and resectability of colorectal liver metastases. Patients with primary colorectal cancer were ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -050
       
  • Glutathione in Multiple Sclerosis
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTMultiple sclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, characterised mainly as an autoimmune neurodegenerative disorder. Its cause is unknown but multifactorial; however, some studies suggest that oxidative stress may be one of the sources, or a consequence of ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -050
       
  • Molecular Test to Determine Toxigenic Capabilities in GDH-Positive,
           Toxin-Negative Samples: Evaluation of the Portrait Toxigenic C. Difficile
           Assay
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTNew recommendations for testing and reporting of Clostridium difficile were introduced in the NHS in 2012. These guidelines have improved identification of potential C. difficile infection (CDI) cases, but questions remain around the management of glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH)-positive, ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -050
       
  • Molecular Microbiology Laboratory: A Writing-Intensive Course
    • Abstract: Molecular Microbiology Laboratory: A Writing-Intensive Course W. Ream, B. Gettar, J. Trempy, K. Field eds. 2nd edn. Academic Press, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-12-397044-2 320 pp. £45.99.This book is a very comprehensive workbook for students studying an undergraduate module on the essential principles of ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -060
       
  • The FUS1 Gene Inhibits EC109 Cell Growth Mediated by a Lentivirus Vector
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTThe effects of the FUS1 gene on the oesophageal carcinoma cell line EC109 are investigated. The messenger RNA (mRNA) expression level of the FUSI gene was detected by a reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) technique in the cell Unes SHEE, SHEEC and EC109. The full length ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -060
       
  • Brand of Dipotassium EDTA Vacuum Tube as a New Source of Pre-Analytical
           Variability in Routine Haematology Testing
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTThis study assesses the use of different dry K^sub 2^ (dipotassium) EDTA vacuum tubes and whether or not they might represent a bias in haematological testing. Blood was collected in three dipotassium EDTA vacuum tubes from different manufacturers: Venosafe, Vacuette and Vacutainer. Samples ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -060
       
  • Construction, Expression and Characterisation of Recombinant Molecules of
           the Urease Gene Operon from a Urease-Positive Thermophilic Campylobacter
           (UPTC) Isolate
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTA recombinant molecule of the full-length urease gene operon was constructed in vitro from the Japanese urease-positive thermophilic Campylobacter (UPTC) CF89-12 isolate and expressed in Escherichia coli cells. Several large deletion recombinant variants of urease subunit genes were also ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -060
       
  • Biomedical Sciences: Essential Laboratory Medicine
    • Abstract: Biomedical Sciences: Essential Laboratory Medicine R. K. Iles, S. M. Docherty. Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-470-99774-1. 406 pp. £37.50.A clinically focused text aimed at the student of biomedical science, this book attempts to cover all aspects of biomedical science from physiology, through ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -060
       
  • Parasitology: An Integrated Approach
    • Abstract: Parasitology: An Integrated Approach A. Gunn, S. ]. Pitt. Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-470-68423-8. 442 pp (Softback). £30.75.The frontispiece statement "None of us truly live alone" sets the scene for this book on parasitology. Traditionally, parasitology books are arranged in one of two ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -060
       
  • Observations on the Number of Saliva Cotinine Positives over a Nine-Year
           Period
    • Abstract: In the past, many insurance companies would take customers at their word when completing application forms. With the rising cost of healthcare, these companies now increasingly insist on independent checks to identify fraudulent claims.1-2 Companies are especially interested in using laboratory ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -060
       
  • Clinical Significance of Autoantibodies Directed against Nuclear and
           Cytoplasmic Antigens in Autoimmune Liver Disease
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTPrevious research carried out in the area of autoimmune liver disease and autoantibody specificity has not been conclusive, and correlation between the two in most situations remains unclear. This study aims to facilitate a consensus on these autoantibodies in an unselected patient ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -060
       
  • DNA Damage Repair and Tolerance: A Role in Chemotherapeutic Drug
           Resistance
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTA significant barrier to effective cancer therapy is the development of resistance to the drugs utilised. Standard chemotherapeutic regimens typically contain genotoxic agents, designed to damage DNA of existing tumour cells as well as prevent the synthesis of new DNA during proliferation. ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -060
       
  • Comparative Evaluation of chromID MRSA Agar and Brilliance 2 MRSA Agar for
           Detection of MRSA in Clinical Samples
    • Abstract: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a major cause of nosocomial and community-acquired infection worldwide. Screening of high-risk populations and isolation of carriers are cost-effective measures in prevention of transmission in hospital when screening results are reliable and ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -060
       
  • Tissue Fatty Acid Composition in Human Urothelial Carcinoma
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTBladder cancer cells appear to have an altered lipid metabolism as evidenced by modulated lipogenic enzymes. The aim of this study is to investigate differences in tissue fat composition between malignant and adjacent normal urinary bladder tissue. Normal-appearing and malignant bladder ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -060
       
  • Seroprevalence of Hepatitis E and Helicobacter Pylori in a Low
           Socioeconomic Area of a Metropolitan City in a Developing Country
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTThis study aims to determine the prevalence of coinfection of H. pylori and hepatitis E virus (HEV) in the paediatric age group in an urban slum area of Karachi and identify risk factors associated with co-infection. Five hundred and forty children aged one to 15 years were investigated. ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -060
       
  • Human Leucocyte Antigens: Their Association with End-Stage Renal Disease
           in Saudi Patients Awaiting Transplantation
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTMost patients with chronic renal failure develop end-stage renal disease (ESRD) that requires renal transplantation. This study investigates the possible associations between human leucocyte antigen (HLA) Class I and Class II molecules with ESRD. Genotyping data (HLA) obtained between 2005 ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -050
       
  • Statistical Learning for Biomedical Data
    • Abstract: Statistical Learning for Biomedical Data I. D. Malley, K. G. Malley, S. Pajevic Cambridge University Press, 201 1 ISBN 978 0521 699099. 284 pp (Softback). £28.99The preface for this book states that it "is for anyone who has biomedical data and needs to identify variables that predict an outcome". ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -050
       
  • Transfusion and Transplantation Science
    • Abstract: Transfusion and Transplantation Science R. Knight ed. Oxford University Press, 2023. ISBN 9780199533282. 290 pp (Softback). £28.99.This book is another in the excellent Fundamentals of Biomedical Science series produced by Oxford University Press in collaboration with the IBMS, which aims to ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -050
       
  • Expression of Tight and Adherens Junction Proteins in Cervical Neoplasia
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTAdherens junctions (AJ) and tight junctions (TJ) play a key role in maintaining the apical-basolateral polarity and cohesive structure of epithelial cells. These epithelial junctions are maintained by the interaction of several key proteins including E-cadherin, claudins, occludin and ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -050
       
  • Genotypic Characteristics of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Strains Circulating in
           the Tertiary Referral Children's Medical Hospital in Tehran, Iran
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTPseudomonas aeruginosa is an important pathogen with the ability to cause infection in all departments of the hospital, especially in intensive care units (ICUs). The aim of this study is to analyse the epidemiological relationships among clinical P. aeruginosa strains isolated from ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -050
       
  • Molecular-Based Mycobacterial Identification in a Clinical Laboratory
           Setting: A Comparison of Two Methods
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTMany mycobacterial species are pathogenic to humans, with infection occurring worldwide. Infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a well-described global phenomenon, but other mycobacterial species are increasingly shown to be the cause of both pulmonary and extrapulmonary infection and ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -050
       
  • Serological Assessment of Samples from Patients Complaining of Dyspepsia
    • Abstract: Many people consult their GP for upper gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms often associated with pain or burning and discomfort in the abdomen, and range from heartburn and acid regurgitation to nausea and vomiting.11 These symptoms can cause problems with a person's physical and social activities and ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -050
       
  • Genotyping of Staphylococcus Aureus Strains among Healthcare Workers and
           Patients in the Tertiary Referral Children's Medical Hospital in Tehran,
           Iran
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTNasal carriage among hospital personnel is an important source of nosocomial staphylococcal infection. Therefore, this study aims to evaluate Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonisation among healthcare workers (HCWs) and its association with infection in children through analysis of ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -050
       
  • Antibacterial and Antimycotic Activities of Slovenian Honeys
    • Abstract: ABSTRACTIn the present study, Slovenian honey samples produced from different floral sources are evaluated for their antibacterial and antifungal properties. The peroxide contribution to antibacterial activity is also determined. Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of the honeys was assessed ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -050
       
  • Relationship between Vitamin D and Red Blood Cell Indices in South Asians
           and White Europeans
    • Abstract: Vitamin D has been implicated in a broad range of physiological systems including bone and mineral metabolism, cellular proliferation and differentiation, and erythropoiesis.1 ~3 These and other findings lead to the proposition that population supplementation with vitamin D will be beneficial." Sim ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -050
       
  • Examination of the Antibacterial Properties of Sphagnum Moss (Sphagnum
           Spp.) and Its Significance with Turf Burning in Ireland
    • Abstract: Traditional herbal cures and remedies have played an important historical role in the treatment of various illnesses and diseases in Ireland for the past 300 years. Recently, their use and diversity in Northern Ireland has been reviewed in the publication by Dr Linda Ballard from the Ulster Folk ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -050
       
  • Communication Skills for Biosciences
    • Abstract: Communication Skills for Biosciences M. Dawson, B. Dawson, J. Overfield. Wiley -Blackwell, 2010 ISBN: 9780470863947. 184 pp (Softback). £21.99.Communication skills are some of the most important of the transferable skills developed at university, and if correctly nurtured will help students succeed ... (Publication: British Journal of Biomedical Science)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -050
       
 
 
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