POL Scientific, LLC is an open access publisher specializing in the publication of basic research and medical journals covering a diverse spectrum of life sciences and medicine for the benefit of humanity. Our leading journals include: 1) Journal of Biological Methods (ISSN: 2326-9901), committed to publish innovative biological protocols and techniques; 2) Bladder (ISSN: 2327-2120), a medical journal dedicated to publishing research on bladder biology and disease. We are committed to support the scientific community by publishing impactful research and enhancing communication among scientists. At POL Scientific, we are continuously looking for ways to accelerate scientific progress and to strive for transparency and open communication, making knowledge freely accessible without barrier.
Latest articles from journals we publish
- A step-by-step beginner’s protocol for whole genome sequencing of human bacterial pathogens March 15, 2019Bacterial whole genome sequencing (WGS) is becoming a widely-used technique in research, clinical diagnostic, and public health laboratories. It enables high resolution characterization of bacterial pathogens in terms of properties that include antibiotic resistance, molecular epidemiology, and virulence. The introduction of next-generation sequencing instrumentation has made WGS attainable in terms of costs. However, the lack […]
- Small RNA-seq: The RNA 5’-end adapter ligation problem and how to circumvent it February 20, 2019The preparation of small RNA cDNA sequencing libraries depends on the unbiased ligation of adapters to the RNA ends. Small RNA with 5’ recessed ends are poor substrates for enzymatic adapter ligation, but this 5’ adapter ligation problem can go undetected if the library preparation steps are not monitored. Here we illustrate the severity of […]
- Inflammatory monocyte response due to altered wall shear stress in an isolated femoral artery model February 20, 2019Arteriogenesis (collateral formation) is accompanied by a pro-inflammatory state that may be related to the wall shear stress (WSS) within the neo-collateral vessels. Examining the pro-inflammatory component in situ or in vivo is complex. In an ex vivo mouse femoral artery perfusion model, we examined the effect of wall shear stress on pro-arteriogenic inflammatory markers […]
- A minimally-invasive serial cerebrospinal fluid sampling model in conscious Göttingen minipigs January 11, 2019Drug concentrations in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) are typically used as a as a surrogate measure of their availability in the CNS, and CSF penetration in animal studies are used for assessment of CNS drug delivery in early preclinical drug development. The minipig is a valid alternative to dogs and non-human primates as non-rodent species in […]
- Outcomes of patients undergoing radiation therapy for bladder cancer December 31, 2018Objectives: To review our two institutional experiences regarding the historical referral patterns of bladder cancer patients to receive radiation therapy, characteristics of these referred patients, and their treatment outcomes.Methods: A retrospective review was performed analyzing patients who underwent radiation therapy for bladder cancer from 2005 to 2015 (n = 69) at two regional referral institutions. […]
- Comparison of bladder voiding efficiency in women when calculated from a free flow versus an intubated flow December 27, 2018Objectives: To assess the reproducibility of bladder voiding efficiency (BVE, Void%) between free flow (FF) and intubated flow (IF) and to correlate BVE measurements with urinary incontinence (UI) complaints and urodynamic (UDS) findings in women.Methods: UDS recordings of women referred for LUTD evaluation to our UDS center were reviewed. Each file included FF at arrival, […]