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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910306/a-high-speed-two-frame-1-2-ns-gated-x-ray-cmos-imager-used-as-a-hohlraum-diagnostic-on-the-national-ignition-facility-invited
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Hui Chen, N Palmer, M Dayton, A Carpenter, M B Schneider, P M Bell, D K Bradley, L D Claus, L Fang, T Hilsabeck, M Hohenberger, O S Jones, J D Kilkenny, M W Kimmel, G Robertson, G Rochau, M O Sanchez, J W Stahoviak, D C Trotter, J L Porter
A novel x-ray imager, which takes time-resolved gated images along a single line-of-sight, has been successfully implemented at the National Ignition Facility (NIF). This Gated Laser Entrance Hole diagnostic, G-LEH, incorporates a high-speed multi-frame CMOS x-ray imager developed by Sandia National Laboratories to upgrade the existing Static X-ray Imager diagnostic at NIF. The new diagnostic is capable of capturing two laser-entrance-hole images per shot on its 1024 × 448 pixels photo-detector array, with integration times as short as 1...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906265/implementation-of-multidirectional-moir%C3%A3-computerized-tomography-multidirectional-affine-calibration
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Yang Song, Jia Wang, Ying Jin, Zhenyan Guo, Yunjing Ji, Anzhi He, Zhenhua Li
To realize three-dimensional (3D) instantaneous diagnoses for flow fields, many multidirectional optical computerized tomographic (optical CT) techniques based on laser interferometry have been proposed. Projections from different directions of these tomographic systems are captured simultaneously to reconstruct the test field. These projections are independent from each other. However, due to the inevitable errors from installation and difference between optical elements, projections will be imaged with different distortion and located at different positions on the sensors...
December 1, 2016: Journal of the Optical Society of America. A, Optics, Image Science, and Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906110/failed-upregulation-of-tfam-protein-and-mitochondrial-dna-in-oxidatively-deficient-fibers-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-locomotor-muscle
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Yana Konokhova, Sally Spendiff, R Thomas Jagoe, Sudhakar Aare, Sophia Kapchinsky, Norah J MacMillan, Paul Rozakis, Martin Picard, Mylène Aubertin-Leheudre, Charlotte H Pion, Jean Bourbeau, Russell T Hepple, Tanja Taivassalo
BACKGROUND: Low mitochondrial content and oxidative capacity are well-established features of locomotor muscle dysfunction, a prevalent and debilitating systemic occurrence in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Although the exact cause is not firmly established, physical inactivity and oxidative stress are among the proposed underlying mechanisms. Here, we assess the impact of COPD pathophysiology on mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) integrity, biogenesis, and cellular oxidative capacity in locomotor muscle of COPD patients and healthy controls...
February 18, 2016: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896016/wide-field-fourier-ptychographic-microscopy-using-laser-illumination-source
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Jaebum Chung, Hangwen Lu, Xiaoze Ou, Haojiang Zhou, Changhuei Yang
Fourier ptychographic (FP) microscopy is a coherent imaging method that can synthesize an image with a higher bandwidth using multiple low-bandwidth images captured at different spatial frequency regions. The method's demand for multiple images drives the need for a brighter illumination scheme and a high-frame-rate camera for a faster acquisition. We report the use of a guided laser beam as an illumination source for an FP microscope. It uses a mirror array and a 2-dimensional scanning Galvo mirror system to provide a sample with plane-wave illuminations at diverse incidence angles...
November 1, 2016: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895035/microrna-210-enhances-fibrous-cap-stability-in-advanced-atherosclerotic-lesions
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Suzanne M Eken, Hong Jin, Ekaterina Chernogubova, Yuhuang Li, Nancy Simon, Changyan Sun, Greg Korzunowicz, Albert Busch, Alexandra Bäcklund, Cecilia Österholm, Anton Razuvaev, Thomas Renné, Hans-Henning Eckstein, Jaroslav Pelisek, Per Eriksson, Maria Gonzalez Diez, Ljubica P Matic Perisic, Isabel N Schellinger, Uwe Raaz, Nicholas J Leeper, Göran K Hansson, Gabrielle Paulsson-Berne, Ulf Hedin, Lars Maegdefessel
RATIONALE: In the search for markers and modulators of vascular disease, miRNAs have emerged as potent therapeutic targets. OBJECTIVE: To investigate miRNAs of clinical interest in patients with unstable carotid stenosis at risk of stroke. METHODS AND RESULTS: Utilizing patient material from the Biobank of Karolinska Endarterectomies (BiKE), we profiled miRNA expression in patients with stable vs unstable carotid plaque. A PCR-based miRNA array of plasma, sampled at the carotid lesion site, identified eight deregulated miRNAs (miR-15b, -29c, -30c/d, -150, -191, -210 and -500)...
November 28, 2016: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894806/genetic-divergence-in-the-transcriptional-engram-of-chronic-alcohol-abuse-a-laser-capture-rna-seq-study-of-the-mouse-mesocorticolimbic-system
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Megan K Mulligan, Khyobeni Mozhui, Ashutosh K Pandey, Maren L Smith, Suzhen Gong, Jesse Ingels, Michael F Miles, Marcelo F Lopez, Lu Lu, Robert W Williams
Genetic factors that influence the transition from initial drinking to dependence remain enigmatic. Recent studies have leveraged chronic intermittent ethanol (CIE) paradigms to measure changes in brain gene expression in a single strain at 0, 8, 72 h, and even 7 days following CIE. We extend these findings using LCM RNA-seq to profile expression in 11 brain regions in two inbred strains - C57BL/6J (B6) and DBA/2J (D2) - 72 h following multiple cycles of ethanol self-administration and CIE. Linear models identified differential expression based on treatment, region, strain, or interactions with treatment...
October 15, 2016: Alcohol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890026/electrostatic-capture-following-laser-microdissection-for-the-preparation-of-homogeneous-biological-specimens
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Dingrong Yi, Linghua Kong, Ranjith K Kankala, Zi Wang
There is an unmet need for researchers in life sciences and clinical pathology to obtain untainted target cells with very high accuracy, which are suitable for subsequent genome and protein analysis. In this paper, an electrostatic capture laser microdissection technology (ECM) is proposed and explained. Following microscopic identification and separation of target cells from the surrounding tissues using laser cutting, the ECM uses electrostatic forces to capture target cells. Validation experiments indicate that ECM can capture a wide assortment of contamination-free homogeneous samples, ranging from very tiny pieces of a few micrometers in diameter to large pieces with a surface area of over 40,000 µm2...
November 28, 2016: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889168/biofilm-formation-enhances-helicobacter-pylori-survivability-in-vegetables
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Chow Goon Ng, Mun Fai Loke, Khean Lee Goh, Jamuna Vadivelu, Bow Ho
To date, the exact route and mode of transmission of Helicobacter pylori remains elusive. The detection of H. pylori in food using molecular approaches has led us to postulate that the gastric pathogen may survive in the extragastric environment for an extended period. In this study, we show that H. pylori prolongs its survival by forming biofilm and micro-colonies on vegetables. The biofilm forming capability of H. pylori is both strain and vegetable dependent. H. pylori strains were classified into high and low biofilm formers based on their highest relative biofilm units (BU)...
April 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882385/a-role-for-neuregulin-1-in-promoting-keloid-fibroblast-migration-via-erbb2-mediated-signaling
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Natalie Jumper, Tom Hodgkinson, Ralf Paus, Ardeshir Bayat
Keloid disease is a fibroproliferative tumour characterised by aggressive local invasion, evident from a clinically and histologically active migrating margin. During combined laser capture microdissection and microarray analysis-based in situ gene expression profiling, we identified upregulation of the polypeptide growth factor neuregulin-1 (NRG1) and ErbB2 oncogene in keloid margin dermis, leading to the hypothesis that NRG1 contributed to keloid margin migration through ErbB2-mediated signalling. The aim of this study was to probe this hypothesis through functional in vitro studies...
November 24, 2016: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881141/analysis-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-markers-in-the-histogenesis-of-hepatic-progenitor-cell-in-hbv-related-liver-diseases
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Wei Xu, Nong-Rong Wang, Hua-Feng Wang, Qiong Feng, Jun Deng, Zhi-Qiang Gong, Jian Sun, Xiao-Liang Lou, Xue-Feng Yu, Lv Zhou, Jin-Ping Hu, Xiao-Feng Huang, Xiao-Qing Qi, Yan-Juan Deng, Rui Gong, Yan Guo, Meng-Meng Wang, Jia-Cheng Xiao, Huan Deng
BACKGROUND: The origin and heterogeneity of hepatic progenitor cells (HPCs) remain unclear. This study aimed to investigate the involvement of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in the histogenesis of HPCs. METHODS: Surgical liver specimens from patients with HBV-related hepatitis and cirrhosis were investigated with double immunofluorescence labeling to detect antigens associated with HPCs and EMT. Ductular reactions were subjected to quantitative reverse transcription PCR following isolation by laser capture microdissection...
November 24, 2016: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872755/changes-in-anterior-segment-morphology-of-iris-bombe-before-and-after-laser-peripheral-iridotomy-in-patients-with-uveitic-secondary-glaucoma
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Wakako Ikegawa, Takashi Suzuki, Koji Namiguchi, Shiro Mizoue, Atsushi Shiraishi, Yuichi Ohashi
Purpose. To quantify changes in anterior segment (AS) parameters after laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI) using AS-optical coherence tomography (OCT) of iris bombe. Method. AS images of eight eyes were captured before and after iris bombe and more than 2 weeks after LPI (post-LPI) using AS-OCT. We compared the following AS parameters: anterior chamber depth (ACD), anterior chamber volume (ACV), iris curvature (IC), iris thickness at 500 μm from the scleral spur (IT-1) in the middle between the iris root and pupillary margin (IT-2) and 500 μm from the pupillary margin (IT-3) to the anterior chamber angle (ACA) (angle opening distance [AOD750]), and trabecular iris space area...
2016: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864444/simultaneous-burst-imaging-of-dual-species-using-planar-laser-induced-fluorescence-at-50%C3%A2-khz-in-turbulent-premixed-flames
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Zheming Li, Joakim Rosell, Marcus Aldén, Mattias Richter
Spatially and temporally resolved measurements are of great importance in turbulent premixed flame studies, especially when investigating rapid processes such as when flame local extinction, re-ignition, or flashback occur in a reacting flow. Here, an experimental approach for simultaneously probing two different species at high frame rates (50 kHz) is presented by employing a multi-YAG laser system. The laser radiation at 355 nm generated by a multi-YAG laser system was split into two beam paths: one beam for exciting formaldehyde and the other for pumping an optical parametric oscillator (OPO)...
November 18, 2016: Applied Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862636/a-novel-method-for-a-high-enrichment-of-human-corneal-epithelial-stem-cells-for-genomic-analysis
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Jhansi Rani Kasinathan, Venkatesh Prajna Namperumalsamy, Muthukkaruppan Veerappan, Gowri Priya Chidambaranathan
Understanding the molecular mechanisms that regulate the corneal epithelial stem cells (CESCs) in maintaining corneal homeostasis remains elusive largely due to the lack of a specific marker for their isolation. This study aims to enrich CESCs from human donor limbal epithelium and to evaluate the level of enrichment based on expression of ΔNp63α, a putative CESC marker. A two-stage enrichment of CESCs was carried out. (a) The limbal basal epithelial cells were isolated by differential enzymatic treatment and five-fold enrichment was achieved from 2% of CESCs present in the total limbal epithelium...
December 2016: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857309/time-resolved-long-wave-infrared-laser-induced-breakdown-spectroscopy-of-inorganic-energetic-materials-by-a-rapid-mercury-cadmium-telluride-linear-array-detection-system
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Clayton S-C Yang, Feng Jin, Sudhir Trivedi, Eiei Brown, Uwe Hommerich, Jacob B Khurgin, Alan C Samuels
A mercury-cadmium-telluride linear array detection system that is capable of rapidly capturing (∼1-5 s) a broad spectrum of atomic and molecular laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) emissions in the long-wave infrared region (LWIR, ∼5.6-10 μm) was recently developed. Similar to the conventional ultraviolet-visible LIBS, a broadband emission spectrum of condensed phase samples covering a 5.6-10 μm spectral region could be acquired from just a single laser-induced micro-plasma. Intense and distinct atomic and molecular LWIR emission signatures of various solid inorganic energetic materials were readily observed and identified...
November 10, 2016: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857214/laser-controlled-atom-source-for-optical-clocks
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Ole Kock, Wei He, Dariusz Świerad, Lyndsie Smith, Joshua Hughes, Kai Bongs, Yeshpal Singh
Precision timekeeping has been a driving force in innovation, from defining agricultural seasons to atomic clocks enabling satellite navigation, broadband communication and high-speed trading. We are on the verge of a revolution in atomic timekeeping, where optical clocks promise an over thousand-fold improvement in stability and accuracy. However, complex setups and sensitivity to thermal radiation pose limitations to progress. Here we report on an atom source for a strontium optical lattice clock which circumvents these limitations...
November 18, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856699/first-in-vivo-batrachochytrium-dendrobatidis-transcriptomes-reveal-mechanisms-of-host-exploitation-host-specific-gene-expression-and-expressed-genotype-shifts
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Amy R Ellison, Graziella V DiRenzo, Caitlin A McDonald, Karen R Lips, Kelly R Zamudio
For generalist pathogens, host species represent distinct selective environments, providing unique challenges for resource acquisition and defense from host immunity, potentially resulting in host-dependent differences in pathogen fitness. Gene expression modulation should be advantageous, responding optimally to a given host and mitigating the costs of generalism. Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), a fungal pathogen of amphibians, shows variability in pathogenicity among isolates and within-strain virulence changes rapidly during serial passages through artificial culture...
November 16, 2016: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849432/monitoring-the-inhalation-flow-rate-of-nebulized-aerosols-using-an-ultrasonic-flow-meter-in-vitro-assessment
#17
Michael Y Yang, Hak-Kim Chan
BACKGROUND: The measurement of aerosol flow rates without obscuration of the flow is of particular concern with in vivo lung deposition studies, where precise knowledge of aerosol particle size distributions is a necessary requirement for the development of predictive correlations. This study examines the utility of an ultrasonic flow meter for such measurements and determines if a valved system can be attached to the flow meter for sampling exhaled aerosols. METHODS: The flow rate across a D-30 flow meter was compared with and without nebulization of 0...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843754/review-of-visual-odometry-types-approaches-challenges-and-applications
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Mohammad O A Aqel, Mohammad H Marhaban, M Iqbal Saripan, Napsiah Bt Ismail
Accurate localization of a vehicle is a fundamental challenge and one of the most important tasks of mobile robots. For autonomous navigation, motion tracking, and obstacle detection and avoidance, a robot must maintain knowledge of its position over time. Vision-based odometry is a robust technique utilized for this purpose. It allows a vehicle to localize itself robustly by using only a stream of images captured by a camera attached to the vehicle. This paper presents a review of state-of-the-art visual odometry (VO) and its types, approaches, applications, and challenges...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836606/off-surface-matrix-based-on-chip-electrochemical-biosensor-platform-for-protein-biomarker-detection-in-undiluted-serum
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Sunil K Arya, Patthara Kongsuphol, Mi Kyoung Park
The manuscript describes a concept of using off surface matrix modified with capturing biomolecule for on-chip electrochemical biosensing. 3D matrix made by laser engraving of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) sheet as off surface matrix was integrated in very close vicinity of the electrode surface. Laser engraving and holes in PMMA along with spacing from surface provide fluidic channel and incubation chamber. Covalent binding of capturing biomolecule (anti-TNF-α antibody) on off-surface matrix was achieved via azide group activity of 4-fluoro-3-nitro-azidobenzene (FNAB), which act as cross-linker and further covalently binds to anti-TNF-α antibody via thermal reaction...
October 27, 2016: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835637/transcriptomic-variation-during-spermiogenesis-in-mouse-germ-cells
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Haiyang Zuo, Junfang Zhang, Liuguang Zhang, Xiaoxia Ren, Xiaoli Chen, Haisheng Hao, Xueming Zhao, Dong Wang
To explore variations in the transcription activity during spermiogenesis, round and elongated spermatids were collected from ICR/CD1 model mice using laser capture microdissection (LCM) and cauda epididymal sperm samples. The transcripts were sequenced using RNA-seq, and the reads were mapped to mm9. The majority of the reads (70%) in the round and elongated spermatids were mappable to known and predicted exons, but that in sperm was only 9%. The results of the distribution of reads suggested that alternative splicing was more complicated in sperm than in round and elongated spermatids...
2016: PloS One
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