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Enhanced characteristics of genetically modified switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) for high biofuel production
Abstract Background Lignocellulosic biomass is one of the most promising renewable and clean energy resources to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on fossil fuels. However, the ...
Nuclear war between Israel and Iran: lethality beyond the pale
Abstract Background The proliferation of nuclear technology in the politically volatile Middle East greatly increases the likelihood of a catastrophic nuclear war. It is widely accepted, while ...
Quality of neonatal healthcare in Kilimanjaro region, northeast Tanzania: learning from mothers' experiences
Abstract Background With a decline of infant mortality rates, neonatal mortality rates are striking high in development countries particularly sub Saharan Africa. The toolkit for high quality ...
Metabolic engineering of Caldicellulosiruptor bescii yields increased hydrogen production from lignocellulosic biomass
Abstract Background Members of the anaerobic thermophilic bacterial genus Caldicellulosiruptor are emerging candidates for consolidated bioprocessing (CBP) because they are capable of efficiently ...
PEP-1-CAT protects hypoxia/reoxygenation-induced cardiomyocyte apoptosis through multiple sigaling pathways
Abstract Background Catalase (CAT) breaks down H2O2 into H2O and O2 to protects cells from oxidative damage. However, its translational potential is limited because exogenous CAT cannot enter ...
Acknowledgement of manuscript reviewers
Contributing reviewers The editors of the Journal of Biological Engineering thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in volume 5 (2011) and volume 6 (2012).
Study and implementation of urogenital schistosomiasis elimination in Zanzibar (Unguja and Pemba islands) using an integrated multidisciplinary approach
Abstract Background Schistosomiasis is a parasitic infection that continues to be a major public health problem in many developing countries being responsible for an estimated burden of at ...
A case-referent study: light at night and breast cancer risk in Georgia
Abstract Background Literature has identified detrimental health effects from the indiscriminate use of artificial nighttime light. We examined the co-distribution of light at night (LAN) and ...
LED-Induced fluorescence and image analysis to detect stink bug damage in cotton bolls
Abstract Background Stink bugs represent a major agricultural pest complex attacking more than 200 wild and cultivated plants, including cotton in the southeastern US. Stink bug feeding on ...
Overcoming restriction as a barrier to DNA transformation in Caldicellulosiruptor species results in efficient marker replacement
Abstract Background Thermophilic microorganisms have special advantages for the conversion of plant biomass to fuels and chemicals. Members of the genus Caldicellulosiruptor are the most thermophilic ...