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Biobehavioral Pathways Underlying Spousal Health Dynamics: Its Nature, Correlates, and Consequences
Marriage is a very special relationship that has a high potential to influence physical and mental health throughout the adult lifespan and into old age. In this viewpoint, we propose a model that outlines plausible ...
Adding Natural Areas to Social Indicators of Intra-Urban Health Inequalities among Children. A Case Study from Berlin, Germany
Research suggests that there is a relationship between the health of urban populations and the availability of green and water spaces in their daily environment. In this paper, we analyze the potential intra-urban relationships ...
Alltage, Modernitäten, Solidaritäten
Soziale Formen und kulturelle Aneignung der Biowissenschaften – Plädoyer für eine vergleichende Perspektive
The article analyzes knowledges and options, produced by the life sciences, and focuses on emergent social forms and divergent cultural modes in which they are integrated into everyday routines and vernacular thinking. ...
Erweiterte Fallstudien zu Verwandtschaft und Reproduktionstechnologien
Potenziale einer Ethnografie von Normalisierungsprozessen
From the 1970s onwards, reproductive medicine made available interventions and treatments that were readily taken up by an increasing number of people “to make kin” in western and “non-western” societies alike. Instead of ...
Prognostic Significance of Circulating Levels of Hepatocyte Growth Factor in Patients with Chagas’ Disease and Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Objectives: Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) plays an important role in the improvement in cardiac function and remodeling in a variety of cardiovascular diseases. It is also a strong predictor of mortality in some heart ...
Towards Initial Indications for a Thiol-Based Redox Control of Arabidopsis 5-Aminolevulinic Acid Dehydratase
Thiol-based redox control is one of the important posttranslational mechanisms of the tetrapyrrole biosynthesis pathway. Many enzymes of the pathway have been shown to interact with thioredoxin (TRX) and Nicotinamide adenine ...
A Helminth Protease Inhibitor Modulates the Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Proinflammatory Phenotype of Microglia in vitro
Objective: The aim of this study was to examine whether the natural protease inhibitor Av-cystatin (rAv17) of the parasitic nematode Acanthocheilonema viteae exerts anti-inflammatory effects in an in vitro model of ...