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A currently popular hypothesis states that the expression of carotenoid-dependent sexual ornaments and immune function may be correlated because both traits are positively affected by carotenoids. However, such a correlation may arise for another reason: it is well known that immune function is dependent on nutritional condition. A recent study has(More)
Differences in growth conditions during early ontogeny have been suggested to cause permanent effects on the morphology and quality of birds. Yearly variation in growth conditions could thus result in morphological and quality differences between cohorts. In this study, we investigated the effect of small differences in the dietary protein content of(More)
Female pheasants may base their choice of mates on the expression of male ornaments such as the red chin wattle and the length of the spurs. Both these ornaments are predicted to be sensitive to access to carotenoids (and vitamins). Moreover, because carotenoids also enhance immune function, it has been suggested that there is a trade-off in the use of(More)
Differences in growth conditions during early life have been suggested to cause long-lasting effects on morphology and quality of adult birds. We experimentally investigated the effect of early growth conditions on the expression of sexual ornaments later in life in male ring-necked pheasants (Phasianus colchicus). We also investigated the effects on immune(More)
The distribution and dosimetry of the somatostatin analog 111In-DTPA-octreotide was evaluated in 6 patients. Whole body scintigraphy in anterior and posterior projections was performed 0.5, 5, 24 and 48 hours after injection. Region-of-interest analysis for different organs and the whole body was used to determine 111In octreotide half-life-corrected uptake(More)
Today there is a strong trend in Sweden for industrially processed meals to replace homemade meals. In the public debate this is often claimed to increase the environmental impact from foods. In the study presented in this article, we used life-cycle assessment to quantify the environmental impact of three meals: homemade, semiprepared, and ready-to-eat.(More)
PURPOSE To compare (18)F-fluorocholine positron-emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) with extended pelvic lymph node dissection (ePLND) for the detection of lymph node metastases in a large cohort of patients with high-risk prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients with prostate-specific antigen levels between 20 and 99 ng/mL and/or(More)
PURPOSE Salvage radiotherapy (SRT) for biochemical recurrence (BCR) following radical prostatectomy (RP) should if possible be added at a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level of <1-2 ng/mL. The value of positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography (PET/CT) at such low PSA values is not defined. The purpose was to determine what proportion(More)
This report is conducted within the project Improved Sustainability of Agro-food Chains in Central America. The aim of the project is to identify technological options that make agro-food systems more sustainable from an environmental, food safety and socioeconomic perspective. The project is an INCO (International Scientific Cooperation) Project financed(More)
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