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  • 61. EVALUATION OF A NATIONAL CRYPTOCOCCAL ANTIGEN SCREENING PROGRAM FOR HIV-INFECTED...

    » Background Cryptococcal meningitis accounts for 15% of AIDS related mortality. Cryptococcal antigen (CrAg) is detected in blood weeks before onset of meningitis, and CrAg positivity is an independent predictor of meningitis and death. CrAg screening for patients with advanced HIV and preemptive treatment is recommended by the World Health Organization, though implementation remains limited. Our ob...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  33 engagements | 

  • 62. SUSTAINABILITY ASSURANCE AND ASSURANCE PROVIDERS: CORPORATE GOVERNANCE DETERMINA...

    » This paper examines the effect of corporate governance mechanisms on companies’ decision to assure their sustainability reports and their choice of assurance provider in countries with a greater stakeholder orientation. The corporate governance factors analyzed are related to the strength of the board’s monitoring function, which is determined by the size, independence and activity of ...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  34 engagements | 

  • 63. STRUCTURES OF PPARΓ COMPLEXED WITH LOBEGLITAZONE AND PIOGLITAZONE REVEAL KEY DE...

    » Abstract Peroxisome proliferator activator receptor (PPAR) γ is a nuclear hormone receptor that regulates glucose homeostasis, lipid metabolism, and adipocyte function. PPARγ is a target for thiazolidinedione (TZD) class of drugs which are widely used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Recently, lobeglitazone was developed as a highly effective TZD with reduced side effects by Chong...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  29 engagements | 

  • 64. PUBLIC APPEAL, ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION AND GREEN INVESTMENT: EVIDENCE FROM CHIN...

    » Abstract While China has enjoyed rapid economic growth, its environment is deteriorating. One critical solution is to shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Although carbon markets may provide some financial sources, other financial institutions are needed to raise green investment in order to achieve low carbon growth. This study examines the determinants of green investment in China from t...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  36 engagements | 

  • 65. ADOPTION OF CSR AND SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING STANDARDS: ECONOMIC ANALYSIS AND RE...

    » This study provides an economic analysis of the determinants and consequences of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability reporting. To frame our analysis, we consider a widespread mandatory adoption of CSR reporting standards in the United States. The study focuses on the economic effects of standards for disclosure and reporting, not on the effects of CSR activities and policies ...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  46 engagements | 

  • 66. HOUSEHOLD DETERMINANTS OF THE ADOPTION OF IMPROVED CASSAVA VARIETIES USING DNA F...

    » 1 Introduction Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) is a key crop in tropical countries because it can be cultivated in marginal conditions, with principal traits including: tolerance to low or unpredictable rainfall; cultivability in acidic or nutrient‐deficient soils; easy and low‐cost propagation; ability to be grown all‐year round (Henry and Hershey, 2002; Howeler et al., 2013). In Colombi...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  41 engagements | 

  • 67. FARMERS’ DECISION TO ADOPT WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN GIBE BASIN, SOUTH...

    » Abstract Watershed management practices have been implemented to avert land degradation and to enhance people’s livelihoods in the highlands of Ethiopia for several years. However, the successes of these practices have been quite limited and the main factors affecting these practices have not been examined in detail. This study intended to investigate rates and intensities of adoption of wat...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  51 engagements | 

  • 68. SEX DIFFERENCES IN THE GUT MICROBIOTA AS POTENTIAL DETERMINANTS OF GENDER PREDIS...

    » Scope Dysbiosis of gut microbiota is involved in metabolic syndrome (MetS) development, which has a different incidence between men (M) and women (W). The differences in gut microbiota in MetS patients are explored according to gender, and whether consuming two healthy diets, Mediterranean (MED) and low‐fat (LF), may, over time, differentially shape the gut microbiota dysbiosis according to gend...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  43 engagements | 

  • 69. DETERMINANTS OF SMALLHOLDER FARMERS’ DECISION TO ADOPT ADAPTATION OPTIONS TO C...

    » Background Climate change is expected to have significant adverse effects on agricultural production in Africa, in particular, due to the continent’s dependence on rain fed agriculture [1,2,3,4]. Empirical studies show that climate change and variability already place a heavy burden on smallholder farmers, and their livelihoods will be further threatened by ongoing climate change [5,6,7]. Li...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  43 engagements | 

  • 70. RETRACTED: USE OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT TOWARDS PESTICIDE EXPOSURE: FARM...

    » Abstract This article has been retracted: please see Elsevier Policy on Article Withdrawal This article has been retracted at the request of the Editors in Chief. After a thorough investigation, the Editors have concluded that the acceptance of this article was partly based upon the positive advice of one illegitimate reviewer report. The report was submitted from an email account which was provid...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  69 engagements | 

  • 71. CLIMATE DIFFERENTIATES FOREST STRUCTURE ACROSS A RESIDENTIAL MACROSYSTEM

    » Abstract The extent of urban ecological homogenization depends on how humans build, inhabit, and manage cities. Morphological and socio economic facets of neighborhoods can drive the homogenization of urban forest cover, thus affecting ecological and hydrological processes, and ecosystem services. Recent evidence, however, suggests that the same biophysical drivers differentiating composition and ...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  66 engagements | 

  • 72. PESTICIDE EXPOSURE IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY OF VEHARI DISTRICT IN PAKISTAN: AN ASS...

    » Abstract The present study is based on cross sectional data collected from rural and market areas of Vehari District in Pakistan to assess public awareness of pesticide risks and determine the levels of exposure to organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) in the local community. Blood samples were collected from 56 volunteer donors (VDs) including children, female workers, farm workers involved in pestici...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  47 engagements | 

  • 73. HEALTH HAZARDS AND ADOPTION OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT DURING COTTON HARVE...

    » Abstract The use of personal protective equipment (PPE) during cotton harvesting is critical for securing better health for female cotton pickers in the developing countries where health facilities are not sufficiently available to the masses in the rural areas. Despite increasing the efforts in increasing awareness about the benefits of PPE among the farm workers, a vast majority of the farm work...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  30 engagements | 

  • 74. A LITERATURE REVIEW OF THE ECONOMICS OF COVID-19

    » Abstract The goal of this piece is to survey the emerging and rapidly growing literature on the economic consequences of COVID 19 and government response, and to synthetize the insights emerging from a very large number of studies. This survey (i) provides an overview of the data sets used to measure social distancing and COVID 19 cases and deaths; (ii) reviews the literature on the determinants o...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  47 engagements | 

  • 75. DETERMINANTS OF COMPULSIVE BUYING BEHAVIOR AMONG YOUNG ADULTS: THE MEDIATING ROL...

    » Abstract This research seeks to determine what makes young adults materialistic. The study examines the mediating role of materialism between the contextual factors and compulsive buying. Data was gathered from 219 Pakistani undergraduate university students. Partial Least Square (PLS) technique was used to analyze the data. The study confirms the intuition that more materialistic young adults are...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  33 engagements | 

  • 76. DIFFERENTIAL IMPACTS OF CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE TECHNOLOGY OPTIONS ON HOUSEHOLD...

    » Abstract Conservation agriculture (CA), which consists of minimum soil disturbance, crop residue retention and crop rotation, is claimed to generate a number of agronomic, economic and environmental benefits. Recognising these potential benefits, CA is widely promoted in efforts towards sustainable agricultural intensification. However, there has been an intense debate about its suitability in sma...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  28 engagements | 

  • 77. AGROFORESTRY OF SMALLHOLDER FARMERS IN ETHIOPIA: PRACTICES AND BENEFITS

    » Abstract This study investigates an under rated and not widely recognized traditional agroforestry practice carried out by smallholders in the highlands of Ethiopia. The purposeful retaining of indigenous trees on farmers’ croplands is recognized as separate from other agroforestry practices. Farmers cultivate indigenous trees for a variety of benefits, including livelihoods, ecosystem servi...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  31 engagements | 

  • 78. STRAIN TRACKING REVEALS THE DETERMINANTS OF BACTERIAL ENGRAFTMENT IN THE HUMAN G...

    » Introduction Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is an emerging treatment for infectious and autoimmune diseases, whereby donor feces are implanted in a patient’s intestinal tract. This treatment cures recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (rCDI) in 85% of cases (van Nood et al., 2013) and there is some evidence it may be effective for other diseases, including inflammatory bowel dise...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  31 engagements | 

  • 79. ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD SYSTEMS: DECISION SUPPORT EXAMINATION FRAMEWORK FOR IN...

    » Abstract Electronic medical record (EMR) is currently a popular topic in e health. EMR includes the health related information of patients and forms the main factor of e health applications. Moreover, EMR contains the legal records that are created in the medical centre and ambulatory environments. These records serve as the data source for electronic health record. Although hospitals utilise the ...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  28 engagements | 

  • 80. DRUG COMBINATIONS: A STRATEGY TO EXTEND THE LIFE OF ANTIBIOTICS IN THE 21ST CENT...

    » Abstract Antimicrobial resistance threatens a resurgence of life threatening bacterial infections and the potential demise of many aspects of modern medicine. Despite intensive drug discovery efforts, no new classes of antibiotics have been developed into new medicines for decades, in large part owing to the stringent chemical, biological and pharmacological requisites for effective antibiotic dru...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  34 engagements | 

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