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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528463/facebook-advertising-to-recruit-young-urban-women-into-an-hiv-prevention-clinical-trial
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Rachel Jones, Lorraine J Lacroix, Eloni Porcher
Advertising via Facebook to elicit involvement in clinical trials has demonstrated promise in expanding geographic reach while maintaining confidentiality. The purpose of this study is to evaluate Facebook advertising to reach at-risk, predominately African American or Black women in higher HIV prevalence communities for an HIV prevention clinical trial, and to compare baseline characteristics to those recruited on-the-ground. Maintaining confidentiality and the practical aspects of creating and posting ads on Facebook are described...
May 20, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528342/an-insight-into-the-changes-in-skin-texture-and-properties-following-dietary-intervention-with-a-nutricosmeceutical-containing-a-blend-of-collagen-bioactive-peptides-and-antioxidants
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Licia Genovese, Andrea Corbo, Sara Sibilla
BACKGROUND: Skin aging is a multifactorial phenomenon which causes alterations in skin physiological functions and, most visibly, phenotypic changes. In particular, during the aging process, hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin fibers undergo structural and functional changes. AIMS: This study aimed to give an insight into the photo-protective benefits and efficacy of an oral liquid nutricosmeceutical containing collagen bioactive peptides and antioxidants to counteract the signs of aging...
May 20, 2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528076/systematic-review-can-non-mydriatic-cameras-accurately-detect-diabetic-retinopathy
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Chloe Bedard, Siying Sherry Liu, Christopher Patterson, Hertzel Gerstein, Lauren Griffith
AIMS: Diabetes puts many individuals at risk for developing diabetic retinopathy (DR). Non-mydriatic (NM) retinal photography without pharmacological pupil dilation can be used to detect DR, however, its value in a general clinical setting has not been established. The objective of this review is to evaluate the validity of NM retinal photos, as compared to the reference standard of seven standard stereoscopic 30 degree field photographs (7SF), for their use of detecting DR in community-dwelling adults...
May 10, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527951/digital-food-photography-technology-improves-efficiency-and-feasibility-of-dietary-intake-assessments-in-large-populations-eating-ad-libitum-in-collective-dining-facilities
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Holly L McClung, Catherine M Champagne, H Raymond Allen, Susan M McGraw, Andrew J Young, Scott J Montain, Aaron P Crombie
BACKGROUND: Accurate assessment of dietary intake continues to challenge researchers, especially in field, or non-laboratory settings. OBJECTIVE: In this study, digital food photography (DFP) methodology was used to assess nutritional intake (NI) of Soldiers participating in the US Army's Ranger Selection and Assessment Program (RASP). METHODS: During this high-intensity six-week course, Soldiers complete simulated operational missions, perform various military tasks, and importantly, eating time is severely limited...
May 17, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527427/photothermal-therapy-using-folate-conjugated-gold-nanoparticles-enhances-the-effects-of-6mv-x-ray-on-mouth-epidermal-carcinoma-cells
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Ali Neshastehriz, Mousa Tabei, Shayan Maleki, Samira Eynali, Ali Shakeri-Zadeh
The aim of this study was to develop an optimized method for preparation of folate conjugated gold nanoparticles (F-AuNPs) and to investigate its cytotoxic effects and cell apoptosis in combination with photothermal therapy (PTT) and radiotherapy (RT) for the treatment of mouth epidermal carcinoma cells KB. For this purpose, cells were treated with synthesized F-AuNPs at different concentrations for 6h and then irradiated them with laser beam (532nm, 0.5W/cm(2), 15min). After photothermal therapy, the cells were exposed to 6MV X-ray with a single dose of 2Gy...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527334/photo-protective-mechanisms-in-reed-canary-grass-to-alleviate-photo-inhibition-of-psii-on-the-qinghai-tibet-plateau
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Chao Zhang, Da-Wei Zhang, Yan-Ni Sun, Muhammad Arfan, Da-Xu Li, Jia-Jun Yan, Ming-Hong You, Shi-Qie Bai, Hong-Hui Lin
Due to its characteristic of high biomass yield potential, there is considerable interest in cultivating Phalaris arundinacea L. cv. 'chuancaoyin No.3' (reed canary grass) on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau where there is an abundance of alpine steppe meadow and a potential large market for animal husbandry. In this study, we 1) investigate whether reed canary grass exhibits superior productive capacity to Elymus nutans 'Aba' (E. nutans), ordinary common pasture, during the long warm days of summer at high-altitude; and 2) compare the cold tolerance between reed canary grass and E...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527319/camera-to-subject-distance-affects-face-configuration-and-perceived-identity
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Eilidh Noyes, Rob Jenkins
Face identification is reliable for viewers who are familiar with the face, and unreliable for viewers who are not. One account of this contrast is that people become good at recognising a face by learning its configuration-the specific pattern of feature-to-feature measurements. In practice, these measurements differ across photos of the same face because objects appear more flat or convex depending on their distance from the camera. Here we connect this optical understanding to face configuration and identification accuracy...
May 17, 2017: Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525248/-magnetic-fields-and-health-from-epidemiology-to-cryptochrome-chemistry
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REVIEW
J Vanderstraeten
Biological effects of static magnetic fields (MF) and time-varying MF of electricity (50/60 Hz) appear possible from intensities in the low illitesla range. However, prolonged exposure to 50/60 Hz MF is associated with an increased risk of childhood leukemia at less than one microtesla of time-averaged intensity. And such kind of association is suggested in adults for some blood cancers and senile dementia. The cryptochrome hypothesis has been proposed to explain the association established with childhood leukemia...
2017: Revue Médicale de Bruxelles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524660/photon-energy-threshold-in-direct-photocatalysis-with-metal-nanoparticles-key-evidence-from-action-spectrum-of-the-reaction
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Sarina Sarina, Esa A Jaatinen, Qi Xiao, Yiming Huang, Phillip Christopher, Jincai Zhao, Huaiyong Zhu
By investigating the action spectra - relationship between irradiation wavelength and apparent quantum efficiency of reactions under constant irradiance - of a number of reactions catalyzed by nanoparticles including plasmonic metals, non-plasmonic metals and their alloys at near ambient temperatures, we found that a photon energy threshold exists in each photocatalytic reaction: only photons with sufficient energy (e.g. higher than the energy level of the lowest unoccupied molecular orbitals) can initiate the reactions...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524650/photo-responsive-transistors-based-on-a-dual-acceptor-containing-low-bandgap-polymer
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Min Je Kim, Shinyoung Choi, Myeongjae Lee, Hyojung Heo, Youngu Lee, Jeong Ho Cho, BongSoo Kim
In this manuscript, low bandgap pTTDPP-BT polymers based on electron-accepting pyrrolo[3,4-c]pyrrole-1,4(2H,5H)-dione (DPP) and benzothiadiazole (BT) and electron-donating thienothiophene (TT) moieties were synthesized. Phototransistors have been fabricated using ambipolar-behaving pTTDPP-BT polymers as active channel materials. The electrical and photo-responsive properties of the pTTDPP-BT phototransistors were strongly dependent on the film annealing temperature. As-spun pTTDPP-BT phototransistors exhibited a low hole mobility of 0...
May 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524649/synthesis-and-stabilization-of-colloidal-perovskite-nanocrystals-by-multidentate-polymer-micelles
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Shaocong Hou, Yuzheng Guo, Yuguo Tang, Qimin Quan
Lead halide perovskites have emerged as low-cost, high-performance optical and optoelectronic materials, however, their material stability has been a limiting factor for broad applications. Here, we demonstrate stable core-shell colloidal perovskite nanocrystals using a novel, facile and low-cost co-polymer templated synthesis approach. The block co-polymer serves as a confined nano-reactor during perovskite crystallization and passivates the perovskite surface by forming a multidentate capping shell, thus significantly improving its photo-stability in polar solvents...
May 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523523/serum-bilirubin-levels-are-negatively-associated-with-diabetic-retinopathy-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-and-normal-renal-function
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Tomislav Bulum, Martina Tomić, Lea Duvnjak
INTRODUCTION: Previous studies suggested that total serum bilirubin levels are negatively associated with diabetic retinopathy (DR) and nephropathy in patients with diabetes mellitus. The objective of this study was to explore the relationship between serum total bilirubin levels and prevalence of DR in patients with type 1 diabetes (T1DM) and normal renal function. METHODS: Study included 163 T1DM with normal renal function (urinary albumin excretion rate <30 mg/24 h, estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) >60 ml min(-1)1...
May 18, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522780/answer-to-photo-quiz-unilateral-blue-and-oedematous-leg-with-atrophic-skin
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May 2017: Netherlands Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522778/answer-to-photo-quiz-intracardiac-masses-utility-of-contrast-enhanced-echocardiography
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May 2017: Netherlands Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521217/structure-and-thickness-dependent-gas-sensing-responses-to-no2-under-uv-irradiation-for-the-multilayered-zno-micro-nanostructured-porous-thin-films
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Xingsong Su, Guotao Duan, Zongke Xu, Fei Zhou, Weiping Cai
The structure and thickness of the chemiresistive thin films can significantly affect their gas sensing performances for the heating-typed sensors. Under light irradiation, however, their influences are still to be addressed. In present paper, the multilayered ZnO porous thin films with different (three types) micro/nanostructures and controllable thickness are fabricated via layer by layer construction of the self-assembled colloidal-layers. The structural and thickness effects of such films on the gas sensing performances to NO2 under ultraviolet (UV) illumination are experimentally studied...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521196/the-prevalence-of-diabetic-foot-disease-in-the-waikato-region
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C O'Shea, J McClintock, R Lawrenson
AIM: The aim of this study was to establish the prevalence of diabetic foot disease by utilising the retinal eye screening register in the Waikato region of New Zealand. Understanding both the prevalence and the degree of foot disease across the general diabetes population will help to determine what podiatry services are required for people with diabetes. METHOD: 2192 people aged 15years and over, who attended the Waikato Regional Diabetes Service mobile retinal photo screening service for the six-month period between May and November 2014, consented to a foot screen including testing for sensation and pedal pulses...
May 4, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521170/photocatalytic-removal-of-gaseous-nitrogen-oxides-using-wo3-tio2-particles-under-visible-light-irradiation-effect-of-surface-modification
#17
Joseph Albert Mendoza, Dong Hoon Lee, Joo-Hyon Kang
Photocatalytic nanoparticles have been receiving considerable attention for their potential use in many environmental management applications, including urban air quality control. This paper investigates the performance of surface modified WO3/TiO2 composite particles in removing gaseous nitrogen oxides (NOx) under visible light irradiation. The WO3/TiO2 composite particles were synthesized using a modified wet chemical method with different concentrations of NaOH solution used as a surface modification agent for the host TiO2 particles...
May 13, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521161/visible-light-photo-fenton-oxidation-of-phenol-with-rgo-%C3%AE-feooh-supported-on-al-doped-mesoporous-silica-mcm-41-at-neutral-ph-performance-and-optimization-of-the-catalyst
#18
Ying Wang, Mingxing Liang, Jiasheng Fang, Jun Fu, Xiaochun Chen
In this study, α-FeOOH on reduced graphene oxide (rGO-α-FeOOH) supported on an Al-doped MCM-41 catalyst (RFAM) was optimized for the visible-light photo-Fenton oxidation of phenol at neutral pH. The stability of the catalysts, effect of bubbling aeration, and degradation intermediates were investigated. Results indicated that RFAM with a large Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) area and mesoporous structure displayed excellent catalytic activity for the visible-light-driven (VLD) photo-Fenton process. Phenol degradation was well described by a pseudo-first-order reaction kinetics model...
May 7, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520991/effects-of-a-picture-racetrack-game-on-the-expressive-vocabulary-of-deaf-preschoolers
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Carrie A Davenport, Sheila R Alber-Morgan, Shannon M Clancy, Michael P Kranak
This study examined the effects of a picture racetrack game on the acquisition, maintenance, and generalization of picture labeling for 2 preschool students who are deaf. The game consisted of placing photographs representing individualized target vocabulary around a racetrack board and prompting the participant to sign each photo. A multiple baseline design across picture sets demonstrated that playing the picture racetrack game was functionally related to acquisition of vocabulary to 100% mastery on at least 3 consecutive sessions for each participant...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520776/proteomic-analysis-of-tea-plants-camellia-sinensis-with-purple-young-shoots-during-leaf-development
#20
Qiongqiong Zhou, Zhidan Chen, Jinwook Lee, Xinghui Li, Weijiang Sun
Tea products made from purple leaves are highly preferred by consumers due to the health benefits. This study developed a proteome reference map related to color changes during leaf growth in tea (Camellia sinensis) plant with purple young shoots using two-dimensional electrophoresis (2-DE). Forty-six differentially expressed proteins were detected in the gel and successfully identified by using MALDI-TOF/TOF-MS. The pronounced changes in the proteomic profile between tender purple leaves (TPL) and mature green leaves (MGL) included: 1) the lower activity of proteins associated with CO2 assimilation, energy metabolism and photo flux efficiency and higher content of anthocyanins in TPL than those in MGL may protect tender leaves against photo-damage; 2) the higher abundance of chalcone synthase (CHS), chalcone isomerase (CHI) and flavonol synthase (FLS) likely contributes to the synthesis of anthocyanins, catechins and flavonols in TPL tissues; 3) higher abundance of stress response proteins, such as glutathione S-transferases (GST) and phospholipid hydroperoxide glutathione peroxidase (PHGPx), could enhance the tolerance of TPL tissues to adverse condition in; and 4) the increased abundance of proteins related to protein synthesis, nucleic acids and cell wall proteins should be beneficial for the proliferation and expansion of leaf cell in TPL tissues...
2017: PloS One
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