Spinal fusion surgery in children with non-idiopathic scoliosis: + Author Affiliations *Corresponding author. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Accepted August 31, 2006. Publications - Journals by Subject Ocean Science (OS) is an international open access journal dedicated to the publication and discussion of research on all aspects of ocean science, experimental, theoretical and laboratory. OS covers the fields ocean physics, ocean chemistry, biological oceanography, air-sea interactions, ocean models (physical, chemical, biological and biochemical), coastal and shelf edge processes, and paleoceanography. Aims & Scope | Editorial Board | Online Library OS | Online Library OSD
Bos taurus assembly The genome of the domestic cow, Bos taurus, was sequenced using a mixture of hierarchical and whole-genome shotgun sequencing methods. The sequences were assembled by the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at University of Maryland (CBCB) using the Celera Assembler . Two major releases have been made available to the public: UMD2 (April 2009)  and UMD3.0 (August 2009) . The American College of Chest Physicians Consensus Statement on David J. Birnkrant, MD + Author Affiliations This is a summary of the presentation on the American College of Chest Physicians consensus statement on the respiratory and related management of patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy undergoing sedation or anesthesia, presented as part of the program on pulmonary management of pediatric patients with neuromuscular disorders at the 30th Annual Carrell-Krusen Neuromuscular Symposium on February 20, 2008. Accepted January 5, 2009. Copyright © 2009 by the American Academy of Pediatrics
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RNA Seq - GQ Wiki From GQ Wiki Use RNA-Seq Workflow to measure gene expression profiles using NGS sequencing. This analysis is sometimes also referred to as Digital Gene Expression. Example use cases eLetters for Birnkrant, 123 (Supplement_4) 242-244 Tsai et al (1) reported the validity of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 items (PHQ-9) and its 2 subscales (PHQ-2 items and PHQ-1 item) for Chinese adolescents with depression by targeting Kiddie-Schedule for Affective Disorder and Schizophrenia Epidemiological Version as the criterion standard. They concluded that PHQ-9 and its 2 subscales can be used for the screening Chinese adolescents with major depressive disorder (MDD). I have some concerns about their study. The first concern is the best cutoff point for the screening of MDD by PHQ-9. Richardson et al (2) reported that 11/10 is recommended to differentiate MDD with a sensitivity of 89.5% and a specificity of 77.5%, which is based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition (DSM-IV), as the criterion standard. Second, Tsai et al did not compare the difference among each area under the curve (AUC) of PHQ-9, PHQ-2 and PHQ-1 by receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis in their Figure 2.
Synthetic Biology "Synthetic biology" is an umbrella term that refers to a new set of powerful techniques for manipulating the fundamental molecular structures of life, including genes, genomes, cells and proteins. Techniques being developed under the "synthetic biology" rubric include the modification of existing bacteria to produce useful substances or perform new functions, the creation of novel artificial organisms from "scratch," and — less noted to date — the modification of animal and human genes. Synthetic biologists foresee a host of human applications, including new methods to produce drugs, biofuels and vaccines; to diagnose, prevent and cure disease; and — far more controversially — to screen, select, and modify genes for specified traits in embryos, children, and adults. Nonetheless, the field remains in its early days, and separating hype from real potential remains difficult.