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The median and the maximum life spans of Drosophila bipectinata increased after feeding with various concentrations (10 microM, 10(2) microM and 10(3) microM) of butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT). Insects fed on the diet supplemented with 10(3) microM BHT had decreased rate of lipid peroxidation (measured by thiobarbituric acid test) with respect to the(More)
In order to increase compliance with The Joint Commission's Congestive Heart Failure Core Measures, a rule based clinical decision support system (CDSS) was developed and deployed at a community hospital in our health system. We evaluated the performance of the CDSS in identifying patients with primary congestive heart failure (CHF)and identified problems(More)
Sodium hypophosphite (1 x 10(3) microM) supplementation in the diet of Zaprionus paravittiger resulted in adaptive responses in the quantitative as well as qualitative activity of peroxidase. The changes in peroxidase were in compliance with the earlier reported sodium hypophosphite (SHP)-induced prolonged life span of flies (Wadhwa, R., Arch. Gerontol.(More)
Zaprionus paravittiger fed with an antioxidant (sodium hypophosphite, 1 X 10(3) microM) supplemented diet exhibited adaptive compensatory responses in catalase activity (quantitative as well as qualitative). The longevity and catalase activity were found to be positively linked. The study denotes that free radical formation and antioxygenic defenses are(More)
Aging in the beetle Caryedon serratus was accompanied by a decline in total DNA content (9.28% in males and 9.79% in females). Mitochondrial DNA remained constant until the 11th day of age and then decreased gradually with advancing age in both sexes. RNA content and the RNA/DNA ratio showed similar changes in whole body as well as mitochondrial fractions.(More)
DNA content decreases during first 20 and 25 days of survival in male and female flies of Drosophila bipectinata respectively. RNA as well as RNA/DNA content show a similar trend in males while in females both rise significantly during the first 5 to 10 days of survival followed by a steady decline till day 25. The study suggests that decreasing nucleic(More)
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