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Direct evidence on the contribution of a missense mutation in gdf9 to variation in ovulation rate of finnsheep
(Public Library of Science (PLoS), 2014-04-21)
The Finnish Landrace (Finnsheep) is a well known high-prolificacy sheep breed and has been used in many countries as a source of genetic material to increase fecundity of local breeds. Analyses to date have indicated that ...
Cell morphology and focal adhesion location alters internal cell stress
(The Royal Society, 2014-10-08)
Extracellular mechanical cues have been shown to have a profound effect on osteogenic cell behaviour. However, it is not known precisely how these cues alter intracellular mechanics to initiate changes in cell behaviour. ...
Spatial dependence in the adoption of organic drystock farming in ireland
(Oxford University Press (OUP), 2014-06-30)
This article analyses spatial dependence in the adoption of organic farming. Bayesian spatial Durbin probit models are applied to survey data of almost 600 Irish drystock farmers. The findings reveal that farmers located ...
Comparing mortality in patients with atrial fibrillation who are receiving a direct-acting oral anticoagulant or warfarin: a meta-analysis of randomized trials
BackgroundIn patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF), direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are at least non-inferior to warfarin for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism. The main objective of ...
Simvastatin in the acute respiratory distress syndrome
(New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM/MMS), 2014-10-30)
BACKGROUND Studies in animals and in vitro and phase 2 studies in humans suggest that statins may be beneficial in the treatment of the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). This study tested the hypothesis that ...
Discussion: ground heave induced by installing stone columns in clay soils
(Thomas Telford Ltd., 2014-12-01)
The influence of human physical activity and contaminated clothing type on particle resuspension
(Elsevier BV, 2014-01-01)
The role of sustained observations in tracking impacts of environmental change on marine biodiversity and ecosystems
(The Royal Society, 2014-08-25)
Marine biodiversity currently faces unprecedented threats from multiple pressures arising from human activities. Global drivers such as climate change and ocean acidification interact with regional eutro-phication, ...
Anterior cervical disc replacement for degenerative disc disease
(SAGE Publications, 2014-12-01)
Purpose. To review the outcomes of anterior cervical disc replacement using the Prestige LP system for degenerative disc disease. Methods. Medical records of 12 men and 23 women aged 26 to 66 (mean, 46) years who underwent ...