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    dcyphr-d by Sean Small on 2020-06-18
    Abstract The authors compared patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) with a healthy control group about childhood traumatic life events, parental attitudes, family history of mental illness, and birth risk factors. BPD patients reported more severe traumatic events and childhood traumatic experiences (i.e., sexual abuse, violence, separation from parents). Attitudes towards parents were significantly more negative in BPD patients. BPD patients also reported higher rates of mental il...
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    dcyphr-d by Sean Small on 2020-06-18
    Abstract The aim of this article is to review the prognosis and existing treatments for co-occurring PTSD and Substance-Use Disorder (i.e., Alcohol Use Disorder). PTSD and substance-use disorder (SUD) often occur together (25-50% in clinical populations), spelling out worse outcomes for patients and more challenges for clinicians. IntroductionThe prevalence of PTSD varies by sample, but there is a strong co-occurrence between the two disorders. People with lifetime PTSD have much higher chances...
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    dcyphr-d by Daniel Amuedo on 2020-06-18
    AbstractThe abnormal blood coagulation function of severe COVID-19 patients is well known. But the prevalence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) is not. This study aims to determine the prevalence of VTE in severe COVID-19 patients. An ultrasound was used to determine if 81 severe patients had VTE. 25% of the patients had VTE, and 40% of the patients with VTE passed away. Age, lymphocytes, activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT), and D-dimer were all differing factors between VTE and non-VTE...
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    dcyphr-d by Daniel Amuedo on 2020-06-18
    Abstract This study was done to see if a disposable N95 mask can be sanitized and reused. Being able to reuse N95 masks would help with the shortage of masks for healthcare workers. Vaporized hydrogen peroxide, ultraviolet light, and ethanol were all tested as decontaminants. The best decontaminant was determined by how well the masks were decontaminated and how well the physical material of the masks held up, known as integrity. Introduction As we know, the SARS-CoV-2 has become a global ...
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    dcyphr-d by Daniel Amuedo on 2020-06-18
    Abstract     Social media has rapidly grown as a medium to disperse information. The popularity of social media has led certain movements such as veganism to become more visible to the average person. This exposure helps veganism to become more accepted by the mainstream. Despite this there is a lack of research on how to properly manage a vegan diet for athletic causes. The researchers of this study reviewed applicable research papers regarding vegan diets. There is little data regarding sp...
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    dcyphr-d by Janet Hsu on 2020-06-18
    AbstractThe drug BI-RG-587 inhibits HIV-1 reverse transcriptase. It is noncompetitive with respect to dGTP. BI-RG-587 inhibited HIV-1 replication in vitro. BI-RG-587 showed little cytotoxic effects until very high concentrations in culture.Introduction Many drug therapies for HIV-1 target the reverse transcriptase because reverse transcriptase is needed for virus replication. Reverse transcriptase is an enzyme that generates DNA from an RNA template. Many effective inhibitors are nucleoside anal...
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    dcyphr-d by Daniel Amuedo on 2020-06-18
    Abstract: Respiratory infections such as Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) can spread through droplets, airborne particles, and aerosols from speaking, sneezing, or coughing. The spread of the virus can come from presymptomatic, asymptomatic, or symptomatic individuals.The CDC has recommended home-made cloth face coverings for the general public. N95 respirators are the gold standard. Currently they are in short supply and should be reserved for the medical professionals. There is ...
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    dcyphr-d by Daniel Amuedo on 2020-06-18
    Abstract  Minority ethnic and black individuals appear to be disproportionately affected by low vitamin D levels and COVID-19 infection. This study aims to establish if blood levels of vitamin D are associated with COVID-19 infection risk. UK biobank recruited 502,624 participants aged 37-73 years. Exposure data and blood vitamin D levels were acquired. The data was then cross referenced. Complete data was available for 348,598 UK Biobank participants. Only 449 participants had confirmed COVID-1...
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    dcyphr-d by Daniel Amuedo on 2020-06-18
    AbstractMen and women appear to have different susceptibilities to (COVID-19). The S protein found on the surface of coronaviruses allows the virus to attach to the target (host) cell. After the virus is attached to the host, it will signal for a protein that modifies the S protein and allows the coronavirus to enter the cell. With higher levels of androgens (testosterone), the gene that codes for this protein is expressed more. This could explain why men are more susceptible to COVID19. In orde...
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    dcyphr-d by Ivan Chan on 2020-06-18
    AbstractThe embryo of the common fruit fly (Drosophilia) develops based on a body plan that is set by maternal-effect genes, which are expressed in the mother. In this paper, the nos protein produced by the maternal-effect gene nanos is found to be necessary for the abdomen to form. In addition, if nos is not produced, blocking the maternal-effect gene hunchback can restore the abdomen. These results suggest that the nos gene product blocks the activity of the gene product hb of maternal hunchba...