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Selection of a Noninvasive Source of Human DNA Envisaging Genotyping Assays in Epidemiological Studies: Urine or Saliva?

purity and a significantly less degraded state compared to urinary DNA. Consequently, the salivary DNA gave better genotyping results than urinary DNA. Therefore, if the choice exists, saliva is the ...

Mixing mixed-mode designs in a national health interview survey: a pilot study to assess the impact on the self-administered questionnaire non-response.

to complete the web SAQ. Yet among those, only 78.5% (84/107) actually did. At the end, the overall (web and P&P) SAQ unit response rate reached 73.5%. In this study older people were less likely ...

Is the European Health Interview Survey online yet? Response and net sample composition of a web-based data collection.

response rate was obtained after sending one reminder. Elderly, Brussels Capital inhabitants, people living without a partner and those with a non-Belgian nationality were less responding. By design, there ...

A strategy based on fingerprinting and chemometrics for the detection of regulated plants in plant food supplements from the Belgian market: two case studies

ingredients, though also herbal adulteration occurs and is given less attention. In this paper a two-step approach is presented based on fingerprints recorded by both infrared spectroscopy as liquid ...

Impact of the revised European Tobacco Product Directive on the quality of e-cigarette refill liquids in Belgium

decreased over time. Before the revised TPD came into force, almost half of the samples was not conform in contrast to less than 15% non-conformities observed in the period 2017-2018. Moreover, also the ...

Development of a real-time PCR method for the genoserotyping of Salmonella Paratyphi B variant Java.

fermenting isolates (also called variant Java) of the same serotype trigger the less dangerous gastroenteritis. The determination of S. Paratyphi B variants requires a time-consuming process and complex ...

The obesity transition: stages of the global epidemic.

Boyd; Ezzati, Majid Source: Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol, Volume 7, Issue 3 (2019) Abstract: The global prevalence of obesity has increased substantially over the past 40 years, from less than 1% in 1975, ...

Combining primary care surveillance and a meta-analysis to estimate the incidence of the clinical manifestations of Lyme borreliosis in Belgium, 2015–2017

inhabitants (95% UI 1.5–3.7) for Lyme neuroborreliosis, 2.1/100,000 (95% UI 1.7–2.6) for Lyme arthritis and 1.4/100,000 (95% UI 1.1–1.7) for other less frequent manifestations. Some of these LB manifestations, ...

STAT6 Mediates Footpad Immunopathology in the Absence of IL-12p40 Following Infection of Susceptible BALB/c Mice With.

mice. In conclusion, this study demonstrate that in the absence of both STAT6 and IL-12p40 signaling,-infected mice display smaller and less ulcerated lesions, which does, however, not correlate with ...

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