Mariela A Torres

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Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecologic malignancy in Puerto Rico and the United States (US). We compare the age-specific and age-adjusted incidence and mortality rates and the survival of endometrial cancer in Puerto Rico with that of non-Hispanic whites (NHW), non-Hispanic blacks (NHB) and Hispanics in the US. Data from the Puerto Rico Central(More)
OBJECTIVE To calculate triatomine infestation indices in indigenous communities in Colombia. METHODS A descriptive study was carried out in 19 communities in Valledupar Municipality, Cesar Department, Colombia. During June to December, 2007, triatromine bugs were collected from their resting places in households. Taxonomic identification was made(More)
The purpose of this work was to investigate the effects of spreading olive oil mill wastewater (OMWW) on soil biochemical parameters and olive production in an organically managed olive orchard. The experiment was carried out with three different doses of OMWW (80, 160 and 500 m(3) ha(-1)) and a control (untreated soil). Three samplings were done at 10, 30(More)
A simple device for marking phlebotomine sand flies with fluorescent powders is described and tested; the design of the new device is characterized by separate compartments for sand flies and powder. The effect of fluorescent powder on survival and mobility of the sand fly Lutzomyia longipalpis was compared using our device (method A) and a single-container(More)
Dps, the most abundant protein during the stationary growth phase, in Salmonella enterica is required for resistance to reactive oxygen species produced by the host during infection. It has been reported that in Salmonella dps expression is controlled by RpoS and Fur proteins. However, the regulation and function of Dps remain to be resolved. In the present(More)
Almond (Prunus dulcis (Miller) D.A. Webb) genetic resources (Marcona, Guara, Non Pareil, IXL, AI, Martinelli C, Emilito INTA, Cáceres Clara Chica, Javier INTA) were studied during two consecutive crop years in order to evaluate variations in kernel oil yield and composition, and oil oxidative parameters. Total oil, oleic acid, α-tocopherol and squalene(More)
ABSTRACT: Dental caries is the most common infectious-contagious worldwide disease that can be prevented with fluoride. Since milk is an important part of children’s diets, it is a good choice as vehicle to deliver fluoride. The objective of the study was to determine the efficacy of fluoridated milk as a systemic prevention to prevent dental caries in(More)
BACKGROUND In the last few years, agricultural uses of waste waters from olive processing-related industries have been gaining interest mainly with a view to composting or bio-fertilizers. The present work examines physico-chemical, toxicological and geno-toxicological properties of three liquid wastes, namely olive mill wastewater (OMWW), olive wet husk(More)
Olive (Olea europaea L.) is a crop well adapted to the environmental conditions prevailing in the Mediterranean Basin. Nevertheless, the increasing international demand for olive oil and table olives in the last two decades has led to expansion of olive cultivation in some countries of the southern hemisphere, notably in Argentina, Chile, Perú and(More)
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