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    dcyphr-d by Leanna Zelle on 2020-06-18
    Abstract Since the rapid growth of microvessels can increase plaque in patients with carotid stenosis, it is important to identify a maker for microvessels. CD31 and CD105 are the possible markers studied in this experiment, and it turns out that CD105 is better for detecting microvessels in plaque. Aims This study aims to determine if CD31 or CD105 is a better marker for microvessels. Introduction Finding a good marker for carotid plaques is really important for the treatment of carotid stenosi...
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    dcyphr-d by Daniel Amuedo on 2020-06-18
    AbstractThe psychological and social effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will persist for years after the pandemic itself has subsided. Recent studies have shown that the pandemic is associated with distress, fear of contagion, anxiety, depression, and insomnia amongst the general population and health care professionals. This may lead to the exacerbation of stress related substance abuse and mood disorders. Both are associated with suicidal behavior. An increase in suicides is a likely consequence...
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    dcyphr-d by Sean Small on 2020-06-18
    AbstractParaphilia comes with much stigmatization as “normal” sexual behavior is viewed as a consensual sexual activity aimed at reproduction. The DSM-V reduces the stigmatization of consensual abnormal sexual activity by distinguishing between paraphilias and paraphilic disorders. Pedophilic disorder is the only paraphilic disorder that can not be in remission or expressed in a “controlled environment.” This study aims to illustrate the discussion surrounding paraphilias (and disorders) and the...
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    dcyphr-d by Sean Small on 2020-06-18
    AbstractDifferent pharmacological treatments are used to treat paraphilic disorders in sexual offenders (i.e., pedophiles). Luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonists are the most recently used treatments combined with psychotherapy. The authors aimed to update what is known about LHRH in treating sexual offenders. They used 24 eligible studies reporting on 256 patients. LHRH agonists seem to be more effective than steroidal antiandrogens (testosterone blockers) in reducing paraphilic...
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    dcyphr-d by Janet Hsu on 2020-06-18
    AbstractShear behavior is how a material reacts to a stress or strain that occurs due to a force parallel to a surface. The researchers mixed recycled concrete aggregate (RCA) and fine or coarse crumb rubber. The researchers conducted shear tests with mixtures of RCA and rubber in different proportions. They find that adding rubber increases cohesion of the mixture. But if you add more than 0.5%, it decreases the cohesion. They try to create a model to predict the shear strength of the mixture....
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    dcyphr-d by Vincent Lam on 2020-06-18
    AbstractThis paper covers findings from South Korea’s nationwide contact tracing efforts. These efforts were carried out to monitor and slow COVID-19 infections in the country. The authors analyze reports from the contact tracing and come up with infection statistics for people who got infected at home and for people who got infected elsewhere.IntroductionContact tracing is important for slowing the spread of COVID-19. South Korea has kept track of who has come into contact with whom by looking ...
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    dcyphr-d by Leanna Zelle on 2020-06-18
    AbstractIn humans, artificial light can affect sleep. Blue rich light appears white and disrupts sleep, whereas blue reduced light appears amber and may not disrupt sleep. But in animals, we do not have as well of an understanding of the effect of artificial light on sleep. This study measures the brain activity of birds that have their sleep disrupted with white and amber light. In some species of birds, the blue light causes many sleep issues and the amber light did not cause as many or any sl...
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    dcyphr-d by Daniel Amuedo on 2020-06-18
    Abstract          The patterns for fertility mortality, migration, and population are instrumental to guide investment in infrastructure to accommodate population shifts. This study uses other statistical models and the researchers own propriety model to demonstrate the effect of education and contraception on the completed cohort fertility at age 50 years (CCD50), which is the average number of children born to an female from a specific age (15-49 years). This study uses the length of time to ...
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    dcyphr-d by Christina Hijiya on 2020-06-18
    AbstractUnderstanding of the effect of warming, drought, and diversity loss on carbon in soil is limited. Microbial carbon use efficiency (CUE) is important in the carbon cycle, but how biological and non-biological factors influence it is unclear. In this study, the researchers combine microbes (biological) with different temperature and moisture levels (non-biological) to understand microbial diversity and community composition in soil. The researchers found that while microbial diversity and ...
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    dcyphr-d by Leanna Zelle on 2020-06-18
    Abstract This article uses philosophy to look at euthanasia, health and disease, and psychiatry. Three main claims of this article are:Philosophy justifies euthanasia but other obstacles do not make it practical.Disease is complicated and can be classified in many categories.Psychiatry is different from all other medical fields because it is about more than just physical health.The author claims that using philosophy in medicine shows that more needs to be done than simply curing the illness of ...