Microbiology

Sarcopenia in male patients with head and neck cancer receiving chemoradiotherapy: a longitudinal pilot study
Amador García-Ramos –– It provides important data for professionals taking care of Indian cancer patients.
The practicality of different eGFR equations in centenarians and near-centenarians: which equation should we choose?
Paul Tulkens –– The authors nicely discuss the merits of different equations used to calculate the glomerular filtration rate (GFR), which is an important point to take into consideration when dealing with patients with potential impairment of their renal function. While MDRD equation is probably to be used for elderly individuals >95 years old who have no risk factors for cardiovascular disease, other equations (BIS1 and CKD-EPI) could offer significant advantages in selected populations. Although further clinical studies are needed, the use of these alternative equations may prove beneficial to patients and should not be ignored. .
A high Mn(II)-tolerance strain, Bacillus thuringiensis HM7, isolated from manganese ore and its biosorption characteristics
Young-Chae Song –– The data contained in the manuscript would be a good reference for further research in the same area.
Modelling the prognostic effect of glucose and lipid profiles on stroke recurrence in Malaysia: an event-history analysis
Gregory Gilbert –– The article is important because it fills a knowledge gap.
Phylogenomic analysis of 589 metagenome-assembled genomes encompassing all major prokaryotic lineages from the gut of higher termites
Valeria Souza –– The extensive metagenome works within a system, thermite gut, allows us to understand much better the role of the microbiome in both cell biology, ecology and yes, also evolution.
Phosphorylation systems in symbiotic nitrogen-fixing bacteria and their role in bacterial adaptation to various environmental stresses
Valeria Souza –– nitrogen fixation is keystone of ecosystem cycling.
Cavity treatment in primary molars and malocclusion: quasi-randomised clinical trial
Abhiram Maddi –– This article is important for dentists.
Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Romanian International Knee Documentation Committee—subjective knee form
Liang Gao –– This work validated for the first time the Romanian International Knee Documentation Committee – subjective knee form.
Comparative transcriptome analysis revealed genes involved in the fruiting body development of Ophiocordyceps sinensis
Pedro Silva –– This manuscript offers new insight into expression dinamics of genes related to O. sinensis fruiting body development.
Bayesian estimation of diagnostic accuracy of fecal culture and PCR-based tests for the detection of Salmonella enterica in California cull dairy cattle
Fernando Spilki –– The authors present an alternative cost-effective technique for the detection of Salmonella enterica in pooled cow fecal samples.
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