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Biobank Study Of Sweetened Beverage Consumption And All-Cause Mortality

Sucrose, commonly referred to as sugar, plays a role in the etiology of type II diabetes and obesity, leading to associations between intake and mortality. There are conflicting reports regarding the health effects of sugar replacements, particularly...

Associations Between Tuberculosis Risk And Variants Of Diabetes

Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which is thought to be predominately spread by coughing. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around a quarter of the world’s population is infected with M. tuberculosis....

Genetic Associations With Lung Function In A Korean Population

Lung function can be measured in terms of forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) and forced vital capacity (FVC); the total amount that can be exhaled after maximum inhale, as well as the ratio between the...

Phenotypic Factors Including Brain Morphology Associated With Epilepsy In The UK Biobank

Epileptic seizures are episodes that can vary from brief, nearly undetectable, periods to long periods of vigorous shaking, which can result in injury in addition to the effect of the seizure on the brain. According to the...

Autoscribe Integrates Field Sample Planning and Scheduling Management

Bringing new levels of field sampling optimization, compliance and field data collection, Autoscribe Informatics has announced the integration of Trilogy TAPS sample planning and scheduling management software with its Matrix Gemini configurable laboratory information management system (LIMS). Integration of...

Kidney Injury After Heart Surgery – A Japan National Center Biobank Network Investigation

Sudden injury to the kidneys or acute kidney injury (AKI) in which waste excretion into urine is impaired can occur as a result of a multitude of shocks to the body including sepsis and cardiac surgery. The...

Adenovirus Infections Of Hospitalized Patients In Switzerland

Human adenoviruses (HAdV), classified into seven species, A-G, are 90–100 nm diameter, nonenveloped viruses with an icosahedral nucleocapsid containing a double stranded DNA genome. Although HAdV infections are usually self-limited and mild adenoviruses can sometimes cause colds,...

UK Biobank Cognitive Tests – Are They Valid And Reliable?

Most participants in the UK biobank underwent web-based cognitive testing when they enrolled. The baseline test was only five minutes, consisting of Pairs Memory test, a test of visual memory, and the Reaction Time test. A subset...

Regular Opioid Use And Mortality In The UK Biobank

Persistent pain is an important public health issue linked to an increased risk of death. Evidence suggests that globally about 3 in 10 people experience chronic pain, which may in some cases be linked to an unhealthy...

Targeting CK1δ In Bladder Cancer

According to data from the US National Cancer Institute Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program, the 5-year survival rates, 2000-2016, for invasive bladder cancer were approximately 70% for localized cancer, 35% for regional, and 6% for...

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