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The association between total white blood cell count, its differential, serum albumin, and the risk of type 2 diabetes and prediabetes
The problem under investigation in this research is whether acute phase reactants, specifically white blood cell count and albumin, can be used as predictors for the development of both type 2 diabetes mellitus, referred ...
Periodontal disease and cancer: Chronic inflammation - the oral-systemic link
Abstract removed at author's request.
Emerging Environmental Contaminants and the Metabolic Effects of Exposure Investigated by Mass Spectrometry
Contaminants released into the environment at very low concentrations pose special analytical and toxicological challenges. Low concentrations require long exposures or very sensitive tests to assess the potential toxic ...
Influence of soda additives on motivation in adolescents
Background: In a study done previously in our lab, we found that novel sugar sweetened caffeinated soda was more reinforcing than non-caffeinated soda in males but not females. It is unclear as to whether the same would ...
Current vitamin D status and history of tooth loss in postmenopausal women
Background: Vitamin D is hypothesized to influence development of periodontal disease (PD). Maintaining an adequate status of vitamin D is essential for bone health and vitamin D is hypothesized to also be important to the ...
The effects of Vitamin D supplementation and acute exercises on the IGF system in men
In summary, Vitamin D supplementation increased IGFBP3 after low-moderate activity in sedentary men, which suggests delivery of more IGF1 to tissues. Resistive exercise with D supplementation not only heightens IGFBP3 and ...
Evaluation of a classification algorithm for identifying filter vent blocking
Significant inter-individual variation in cigarette smoke exposure from 'low tar' cigarettes can results from different styles of smoking cigarettes, such as puffing patterns and blocking of filter vents, collectively known ...
Optimization of near-infrared bifunctional cancer imaging and photodynamic therapy agents through structure activity relationship studies
Cancer imaging has an important role in the detection and diagnosis both before and after anti-cancer treatment. In certain clinical interventions such as surgery, there remains an unmet need to have real time imaging ...
Co-regulators of androgen receptor transcriptional activity as a novel therapeutic target for advanced prostate cancer
Currently advanced prostate cancer (PCa) is in need of novel therapies as current treatment options are not curative. Topoisomerases are highly conserved enzymes involved in key biological processes including DNA replication ...
The effect of surface coatings on dental anesthesia needles
Frequent complaints are made by dental patients and practitioners about penetration problems and residual soreness from the use of anesthesia needles. This laboratory investigation used surface inspection methods and ...