Biological Sciences

School of Life Sciences Research Publications 2008 - 2014

Journal Publications:

 

M. Steinisch, R. Yusuf, J. Li, T. Stalder, J.A. Bosch, O. Rahman, J.E. Fischer & A. Loerbroks. Work Stress and Hair Cortisol Levels Among Workers in a Bangladeshi Ready-Made Garment Factory – Results From a Cross-Sectional Study. In Press: Psychoneuroendocrinology, August 2014 (5-Year ISI Impact Factor 6.090)

R. Gupta, S. Islam, P. Mony, V. R. Kutty, V. Mohan, R. Kumar, J.S. Thakur, V. K. Shankar, D. Mohan, K. Vijayakumar, O. Rahman, R. Yusuf, R. Iqbal, M. Shahid, I. Mohan, S. Rangarajan, K. Teo and S. Yusuf . Socioeconomic factors and use of secondary preventive therapies for cardiovascular diseases in South Asia: The PURE study. In Press: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, June 2014 (Impact Factor 3.90)

A. Mente, M.J. O’Donnell, S. Rangarajan, M.J. McQueen, P. Poirier, A. Wielgosz, H. Morrison, W. Li, X. Wang, C. Di, P. Mony, A. Devanath, A. Rosengren, A. Oguz, K. Zatonska, A.H. Yusufali, P. Lopez-Jaramillo, A. Avezum, N. Ismail, F. Lanas, T. Puoane, R. Diaz, R. Kelishadi, R. Iqbal, R. Yusuf, J. Chifamba, R. Khatib, K. Teo and S. Yusuf, for the PURE Investigators. Association of Urinary Sodium and Potassium Excretion with Blood Pressure. The New England Journal of Medicine 371(7): 612 – 623, 2014 (Impact Factor 54.42)

M. O’Donnell, A. Mente, S. Rangarajan, M.J. McQueen, X. Wang, L. Liu, H. Yan, S.F. Lee, P. Mony, A. Devanath, A. Rosengren, P. Lopez-Jaramillo, R. Diaz, A. Avezum, F. Lanas, K. Yusoff, R. Iqbal, R. Ilow, N. Mohammadifard, S. Gulec, A.H. Yusufali, L. Kruger, R. Yusuf, J. Chifamba, C. Kabali, G. Dagenais, S. A. Lear, K. Teo and S. Yusuf, for the PURE Investigators. Urinary Sodium and Potassium Excretion, Mortality, and Cardiovascular Events. The New England Journal of Medicine 371(7): 601 – 611, 2014 (Impact Factor 54.42)

C.K. Chow, R. Yusuf, R. Kelishadi.  Prevention and control of hypertension in different countries – reply.  The Journal of the American Medical Association 311(4): 419 -420, 2014 (Impact Factor 30)

S. Lear, K. Teo, D. Gasevic, X. Zhang, P.P. Poirier, S. Rangarajan, P. Seron, R. Kelishadi, A.M. Tamil, A. Kruger, R. Iqbal, H. Swidan, D. Gomez-Arbelaez, R. Yusuf, J. Chifamba, V.R. Kutty, K. Karsidag, R. Kumar, L. Wei, A. Szuba, A. Avezum, R. Diaz, S.S. Anand, A. Rosengren & S. Yusuf.  The association of common household devices with obesity and diabetes in high-, middle-, and low-income countries.  Accepted in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Nov 2013 (Impact factor 6.5)

Z. Tabashsum, I. Khalil, M.N. Uddin, A.K.M.M. Mollah, Y. Inatsu, M.L. Bari. Prevalence of Foodborne Pathogens and Spoilage Microorganisms and their Drug resistant status in different street foods of Dhaka city. Agriculture, Food and Analytical Bacteriology Journal. 3(4): 281-292, 2013.

Chinmoy Saha, Ahsan Habib Polash, Md. Tariqul Islam, Farhana Shafrin. In silico prediction of structure and functions for some proteins of male-specific region of the human Y chromosome. Interdisciplinary Sciences: Computational Life Sciences, 5 (4), 2013.

M. Sintaha. A review on use of Genetically Engineered Microorganism for Bioremediation of Environmental Pollutants. Indian Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Biotechnology, 1(5):14, 2013

M. Sintaha. In vitro culture of zebra fish early stage ovarian follicles and various applications.
International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biological Science Archive, 1(2), 2013.

M. Steinisch, R. Yusuf, J. Li, O. Rahman, H.M. Ashraf, C. Strumpell, J.E. Fischer & A. Loerbroks.  Work Stress: Its Components and its Association with Self-Reported Health Outcomes in a Garment Factory in Bangladesh – Results From a Cross-Sectional Study.  Health & Place 24: 123 - 130, 2013 (5-year ISI Impact Factor 3.007)

M. Duong, S. Islam, S. Rangarajan, K. Teo, P. M. O’Byrne, H.J. Schünemann, E. Igumbor, J. Chifamba, L. Liu, W. Li, T. Ismail, K. Shankar, M. Shahid, K. Vijayakumar, R. Yusuf, K. Zatonska, A. Oguz, A. Rosengren, H. Heidari, W. Almahmeed, R. Diaz, G. Oliveira, P. Lopez-Jaramillo, P. Seron, K. Killian, S. Yusuf.  Global differences in lung function by region (PURE): an international, community-based prospective study.  The Lancet Respiratory Medicine Vol 1, 2013

C.K. Chow, K.K. Teo, S. Rangarajan, S. Islam, R. Gupta, A. Avezum, A. Bahonar, J. Chifamba, G. Dagenais, R. Diaz, K. Kazmi, F. Lanas, L. Wei, P. Lopez-Jaramillo, L. Fanghong, N.H. Ismail, T. Puoane, A. Rosengren, A Szuba, A. Temizhan, A Wielgosz, R. Yusuf, A. Yusufali, M. McKee, L. Liu, P. Mony, S. Yusuf. Prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in rural and urban communities in high-, middle-, and low- income countries. Journal of the American Medical Association 310(9), 2013 (Impact Factor 30)

Md. Rezaul Islam, Ahsan Habib Polash, M Sadman Sakib, Chinmoy Saha and Atiqur Rahman. Computational identification of Brassica napus pollen specific protein Bnm1 as an allergen. International Journal on Bioinformatics and Biosciences (IJBB), Volume 3, Number 2, 2013.

W. Ahmed, R. Yusuf, I. Hasan, W. Ashraf, A. Goonetilleke, S. Toze, T. Gardner. Fecal Indicators and Bacterial Pathogens in Bottled Water From Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Brazilian Journal of Microbiology 44 (1), 2013 (Impact Factor 0.9)

S.A.K.S. Ahmed, J.S.G. Dooly, S.R. Deb, D.C. Talukder, S.S. Hossain & A.S.M.T. Anwar. Review: Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in Cystic Fibrosis Patients. Journal of Dhaka Medical College 22 (1):77‐86, 2013.

W. Ahmed, R. Yusuf, I. Hasan, D. Powell, A. Goonetilleke, & T. Gardner.  Quantitative PCR Assay of Sewage-Associated Bacteroides Markers to Assess Sewage Pollution in an Urban Lake in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  Canadian Journal of Microbiology 56(10): 838 – 845, 2010 (5-Year ISI Impact Factor 1.502).

R. Yusuf and K. Frenkel.  Morphologic Transformation of Human Breast Epithelial Cells MCF-10A: Dependence on an Oxidative Microenvironment and Estrogen/Epidermal Growth Factor Receptors.  Cancer Cell International 10:30, 2010 (Impact Factor 2.09).  A BioMed Central “highly accessed” manuscript.

 

Conference Publications:

Steinisch M, Yusuf R, Li J, Stalder T, Bosch JA, Rahman O, Fischer JE, Loerbroks A.  Work stress and hair cortisol levels among workers in a Bangladeshi ready-made garment factory. Submitted for The German Society for Psychosomatic Medicine Annual Meeting, Berlin, Germany, March 2014.

Steinisch M, Yusuf R, Stalder T, Li J, Rahman O, Fischer JE, Loerbroks A.  Psychosocial work conditions and hair cortisol levels among workers in a Bangladeshi ready-made garment factory, The German Society for Epidemiology Meeting, Leipzig, Germany, June 2013.

Steinisch M, Yusuf R, Li J, Rahman O, Ashraf HM, Strümpell C, Fischer JE, Loerbroks A. Work stress in a garment factory in Bangladesh – identifying components and their associations with health. The Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Association, Miami, USA, March 2013.

Steinisch M, Yusuf R, Li J, Rahman O, Ashraf HM, Strümpell C, Fischer JE, Loerbroks A. Arbeitsstress in einer Textilfabrik in Bangladesch – Charakterisierung von Komponenten und deren Zusammenhang mit berichteter Gesundheit [Work stress in a textile factor in Bangladesh – characterization of components und their relationship with self-reported health]. The German Congress for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapry, Heidelberg, Germany, March 2013.

Steinisch M, Yusuf R, Loerbroks A. Stress and health in Asia: epidemiological perspectives. “The Culture of Stress” Excellence Cluster Asia and Europe, Heidelberg, Germany, May 2012.

Steinisch M, Yusuf R, Li J., Rahman O., Ashraf M.H., Strümpell C., Fischer J.E., Loerbroks A. Work Stress in a Ready-Made Garment Factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh – Its Measurement and Associations with Self-Rated Health and Physical Complaints. The European Public Health Conference 5th Annual Meeting, St. Julian’s, Malta November 2012.

Steinisch M, Yusuf R, Li J, Rahman O., Ashraf M.H., Strümpell C., Fischer J.E., Loerbroks A. Arbeitsstress – Charakterisierung und Zusammenhang mit berichteter Gesundheit und körperlichen Beschwerden in einer Textilfabrik in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
[Work Stress - Charaterization and Association with Self-Reported Health and Physical Complaints in a RMG Factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh].  The German Society of Medical Psychology (DGMP) Annual Meeting, Heidelberg, Germany, September 2012.  Awarded Top Poster Prize for Study Design, Originality, Comprehensibility and Clinical and Practical Relevance

Yusuf, R., Rahman, O., Talukder, K., & Frederick, N. Community-Level Education and Guidance Needed to Enhance First Hour and Exclusive Breastfeeding Adherence Within a Peri-urban Community in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  The American Public Health Association 138th Annual Meeting, Denver, CO November 2010

Maltby, H. J., Rahman, O., & Yusuf, R.  Discovering indigenous food practices of Bangladeshi families through photovoice.  The American Public Health Association 137th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA November 2009

Maltby, H. J., Rahman, O., & Yusuf, R.  International Service-Learning: Bangladesh and Vermont Working Together. The Third International Symposium on Service-Learning, Greece November 2009.

 

 

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