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The taxonomic position of unidentified group 6 of Bacillus circulans as described by Nakamura and Swezey (L.K. Nakamura and J. Swezey, Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 33:46-52, 1983) was determined, and the taxonomy of Paenibacillus amylolyticus was reexamined. The results of PCR amplification of a 16S rRNA gene fragment with a specific primer and comparative… (More)
OBJECTIVES We examined the contextual effect of workplace social capital on systolic blood pressure (SBP). DESIGN Cross-sectional. SETTING A conglomerate from 58 workplaces in Japan. PARTICIPANTS Of the 5844 workers at a Japanese conglomerate from 58 workplaces, 5368 were recruited. Individuals who received drugs for hypertension (n=531) and who… (More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this investigation is to evaluate the efficacy of the occupational slip, trip and fall (STF) risk assessment test developed by the Japan Industrial Safety and Health Association (JISHA). We further intended to simplify the test to improve efficiency. METHODS A previous cohort study was performed using 540 employees aged ≥50 years… (More)
Well-aligned nanopatterns of various serum, antithrombogenic and cell adhesive proteins, such as gamma-globulin, fibrinogen, thrombomodulin, fibronectin and type I collagen, were fabricated on a highly-oriented block copolymer lamellar surface, and these bioactive protein nanoarrays will be useful in biological research.