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The genetic diversity of 98 potato cultivars of Russian and foreign breeding was studied using of PCR with organelle-specific primers. The polymorphism of both plastid (atpE, trnG/trnK) and mitochondrial (rps, atp6) loci was revealed. Eight different haplotypes were detected in the sample of cultivars studied. Comparatively low of polymorphism of organelle(More)
BACKGROUND The political and social transition in central and eastern Europe has been generally associated with widening educational differences in life expectancy. However, interpretation of these findings is complicated because the size of educational categories within the population has also changed. It is therefore important to disentangle these two(More)
BACKGROUND We examined mortality among working-age Russian men whose identity could not be determined, focusing on where and how they died. METHODS Employing micro-data from deaths that occurred in Izhevsk (Ural region) between June 2004 and September 2005, we analysed the characteristics of decedent men aged 25-54 (n = 2158). Differences between(More)
To study the immunological features in chronic bronchitis (CB) patients with great residual changes (GRC) after prior pulmonary tuberculosis, the authors examined two groups: 1) 40 CB patients with GRC after prior pulmonary tuberculosis (a study group) and 2) 30 CB patients without a history of pulmonary tuberculosis. The examination revealed that CB(More)
AIM To study the effect of bosentan on the clinical status and cellular immunity of patients with idiopathic pulmonary hypertension (IPH). SUBJECTS AND METHODS The study enrolled 35 patients with Functional Class (FC) II and IV IPH who had received conventional therapy for 3 months. All the patients took bosentan 125 mg/day for 4 weeks. Then they were(More)
The specific intravascular and central hemodynamic features were studied in 42 patients with pronounced posttuberculous changes in the lung in comparison to a group of healthy individuals without a history of tuberculosis. Along with clinical, functional, and electrocardiographic studies, the authors used echocardiography. End ventricular and atrial(More)
The analysis of the aspects of demographic situation in several regions of the Russian Federation is made to determine the divergence of levels of life expectancy from 1998 to 2005. The key role of the male premature mortality in this respect is demonstrated. The contradiction of the revealed trends with the logic of development of resources supply and(More)
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