Anas M. Ababneh

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To assess the transverse relaxation time T2 and diffusion coefficient D before and following exercise in the tibialis anterior muscle and determine whether T2 and D values were correlated. Measurements of T2 and D were performed at 3 T within axial slices through the calf muscles of six healthy volunteers at 95 s intervals before and for 10–12 min after a(More)
During a 2-year prospective study of children hospitalized with gastroenteritis, shigellosis was detected in 66 cases (9 per cent of 726 admissions). The age group for peak shigella incidence was 1-4 years. The incidence increased from 8 per cent in 1991, to 11 per cent in 1992. Shigella flexneri was the most common isolate (65 per cent), followed by(More)
Soil is the main reservoir of both natural and artificial radionuclides, which are transported to the human body through the food chain. Thus, assessment of the level of radioactivity in soil is of crucial importance. Artificial radionuclide concentrations in soil depend heavily on rainfall and weather conditions. In this study, the soil of the Ras Muneef(More)
The activity concentrations of (40)K, (226)Ra, (228)Ra and (137)Cs were measured for 14 brands of the powdered milk consumed in Jordan, which are imported from various regions around the world. The activity concentrations of (40)K were found not to vary greatly from one brand to the other with an average of 348 +/- 26 Bq kg(-1). However, the activity(More)
The diffusion coefficient of lipids, D(l), within bone marrow, fat deposits and metabolically active intracellular lipids in vivo will depend on several factors including the precise chemical composition of the lipid distribution (chain lengths, degree of unsaturation, etc.) as well as the temperature. As such, D(l) may ultimately prove of value in(More)
Bending by the DNA A-tracts constitutes a contentious issue, suggesting deficiencies in the physics employed so far. Here, we inquire as to the importance in this bending of many-body polarization effects on the electrostatic interactions across their narrow minor groove. We have done this on the basis of the findings of Jarque and Buckingham who developed(More)
The Gulf of Aqaba is the only seaport in Jordan which currently has intense activities such as industrial development, phosphate ore exportation, oil importation, shipping, commercial and sport fishing. Most of these activities, especially the phosphate ore exportation, could cause serious radiological effects to the marine environment. Thus, it is(More)
The aim of the present work was to investigate the radioactivity concentrations of gamma emitting radionuclides in canned tuna and sardines that were produced after the Fukushima nuclear accident and to assess the resulting radiation doses to the public. Fifty-eight brands of canned tuna and sardines consumed in the Middle East and produced from different(More)
Post-translational acetylation of lysines of the histone N-terminal tails is known to induce transcriptional activation, and thus plays a major role in gene regulation. A mechanism for this effect is suggested by our recent finding that the initial 'solvation' network, which is formed around the purines of base pairs immediately following their opening, has(More)
Toward the goal of understanding how open basepairs in DNA interact with their heterogeneous environment, we have studied the steady-state intrinsic fluorescence properties of the purine and pyrimidine deoxynucleosides in organic solvents in the presence of small amounts of water. The organic solvents used in the present study were: n-butanol, acetonitrile,(More)