Our project, mainly on Dogon languages of Mali, has branched out to Burkina Faso with emphasis on documentation of the most endangered languages. Tiefo-N was studied on an emergency basis since it was down to two aging competent speakers. For additional comments and links to a reference grammar, see the readme file.
The work on the Bangime language, spoken by the Bangande people, was carried out as part of a larger linguistic fieldwork project focused on Dogon languages. Bangime is confirmed as a language isolate with no demonstrable linguistic relatives—possibly the only such isolate in West Africa.
Jalkunan is an endangered language of the Mande family, spoken in the village cluster of Blédougou in southwestern Burkina Faso. The lexical work complements a published grammar with texts. See the readme for further information.
The research adheres to PRISMA-HARM recommendations for systematic reviews. The reproducible search strategies for all databases, the citation export files from all databases, and the eligibility screening decisions are included in the dataset.
The search data supports a literature review project on lifestyle therapies for the management of atrial fibrillation. The data included in the dataset are the reproducible search strategies (in docx) and the exported results of all citations from all databases (txt and ris files). These searches and exported result files contain all citations originating from the database searches that were considered for inclusion.
Abdul-Aziz AA, Altawil M, Lyon A, MacEachern M, Richardson CR, Rubenfire M, Pelosi F Jr, Jackson EA. Lifestyle Therapy for the Management of Atrial Fibrillation. Am J Cardiol. 2018 May 1;121(9):1112-1117. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2018.01.023. PubMed PMID: 29650239. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29650239
Three sensitivity analyses were performed. First, a second matching step was performed in which two controls were selected for each case, where possible using a nearest neighbor and caliper metric. Controls needed to have propensity scores within 0.1 of the case to be selected. Thirty-eight of the 39 cases had at least one control using this method and for 36 cases two controls could be selected. The average difference between case and control propensity adjuvant RT was 0.008 (range 0.00003-0.095).
A second sensitivity analysis was performed to guard against immortal time bias. In order to mitigate the possibility of this effect, cases known not to have undergone adjuvant RT have been screened for suitable follow-up without a recurrence (local or regional recurrence, metastatic failure, and/or death) to ensure that if adjuvant RT had been prescribed as part of the multi-modality treatment regimen, that it would have been initiated. Three months was selected as the mandatory follow-up time. One to one matching was carried out and all 39 cases were matched to a control. A third sensitivity analysis was performed to account for stage migration seen in control patients that presented to the University of Michigan with more advanced disease. Patients that underwent adjuvant radiation were matched one to one with control group patients who did not receive adjuvant radiation, and who had the same stage at diagnosis as compared to stage at University of Michigan presentation.
Estimated phylogenetic relationships based on more than 18,000 loci in 93 individuals (full data) or 21 individuals (subset data) representing 19 described species and two putative undescribed species. Nine files are part of this dataset, including all input files to infer the phylogenetic reconstructions and the outputs obtained, in addition to a pruned tree used to infer the ancestral state reconstructions.
Andréa T. Thomaz, Tiago P. Carvalho, Luiz R. Malabarba, L. Lacey Knowles, Geographic distributions, phenotypes, and phylogenetic relationships of Phalloceros (Cyprinodontiformes: Poeciliidae): insights about diversification among sympatric species pools, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 2018, ISSN 1055-7903, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2018.12.008
Short documentary videos of practical activities and cultural events of Dogon, Fulbe, Songhay, and Bangande ethnic groups of eastern Central Mali. The videos were byproducts of linguistic research on the local language. They are presented here in three formats: wmv, avi, and either qt or mov. See the "readme" files in each work for a summary of the videos in it. and The footage was shot with various digital cameras. The oldest videos (2010 and one or two from 2011) were edited using iMovie. The later videos were edited using AVS editing software. Several of the 2010 videos, referred to as "compilations," are simple sequences of short clips that combine to illustrate a complex activity such as extracting oil from nuts. The later videos are in more flowing documentary form with overlaid titles in English. In some cases, vocabulary from the relevant native language is included in the titles.