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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103396/a-feasibility-study-on-monitoring-residual-sugar-and-alcohol-strength-in-kiwi-wine-fermentation-using-a-fiber-optic-ft-nir-spectrometry-and-pls-regression
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Bingqian Wang, Bangzhu Peng
This work aims to investigate the potential of fiber-optic Fourier transform-near-infrared (FT-NIR) spectrometry associated with chemometric analysis, which will be applied to monitor time-related changes in residual sugar and alcohol strength during kiwi wine fermentation. NIR calibration models for residual sugar and alcohol strength during kiwi wine fermentation were established on the FT-NIR spectra of 98 samples scanned in a fiber-optic FT-NIR spectrometer, and partial least squares regression method. The results showed that R(2) and root mean square error of cross-validation could achieve 0...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103294/community-based-entomological-surveillance-reveals-urban-foci-of-chagas-disease-vectors-in-sobral-state-of-cear%C3%A3-northeastern-brazil
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Cynara Carvalho Parente, Fernando S M Bezerra, Plutarco I Parente, Raimundo V Dias-Neto, Samanta C C Xavier, Alberto N Ramos, Filipe A Carvalho-Costa, Marli M Lima
BACKGROUND: The aim of this work was to explore the potential risk of vector-borne Chagas disease in urban districts in northeastern Brazil, by analyzing the spatiotemporal distributions and natural infection rates with Trypanosoma cruzi of triatomine species captured in recent years. The main motivation of this work was an acute human case of Chagas disease reported in 2008 in the municipality of Sobral. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We analyzed data from community-based entomological surveillance carried out from 2010 to 2014...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102868/control-and-automation-of-multilayered-integrated-microfluidic-device-fabrication
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Sarit Kipper, Ludmila Frolov, Ortal Guy, Michal Pellach, Yair Glick, Asaf Malichi, Binyamin A Knisbacher, Efrat Barbiro-Michaely, Dorit Avrahami, Yehuda Yavets-Chen, Erez Y Levanon, Doron Gerber
Integrated microfluidics is a sophisticated three-dimensional (multi layer) solution for high complexity serial or parallel processes. Fabrication of integrated microfluidic devices requires soft lithography and the stacking of thin-patterned PDMS layers. Precise layer alignment and bonding is crucial. There are no previously reported standards for alignment of the layers, which is mostly performed using uncontrolled processes with very low alignment success. As a result, integrated microfluidics is mostly used in academia rather than in the many potential industrial applications...
January 19, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102576/printable-functional-chips-based-on-nanoparticle-assembly
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Yu Huang, Wenbo Li, Meng Qin, Haihua Zhou, Xingye Zhang, Fengyu Li, Yanlin Song
With facile manufacturability and modifiability, impressive nanoparticles (NPs) assembly applications were performed for functional patterned devices, which have attracted booming research attention due to their increasing applications in high-performance optical/electrical devices for sensing, electronics, displays, and catalysis. By virtue of easy and direct fabrication to desired patterns, high throughput, and low cost, NPs assembly printing is one of the most promising candidates for the manufacturing of functional micro-chips...
January 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102320/polarization-conversion-in-plasmonic-nanoantennas-for-metasurfaces-using-structural-asymmetry-and-mode-hybridization
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Peter R Wiecha, Leo-Jay Black, Yudong Wang, Vincent Paillard, Christian Girard, Otto L Muskens, Arnaud Arbouet
Polarization control using single plasmonic nanoantennas is of interest for subwavelength optical components in nano-optical circuits and metasurfaces. Here, we investigate the role of two mechanisms for polarization conversion by plasmonic antennas: Structural asymmetry and plasmon hybridization through strong coupling. As a model system we investigate L-shaped antennas consisting of two orthogonal nanorods which lengths and coupling strength can be independently controlled. An analytical model based on field susceptibilities is developed to extract key parameters and to address the influence of antenna morphology and excitation wavelength on polarization conversion efficiency and scattering intensities...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101532/overexpression-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-protects-large-retinal-ganglion-cells-after-optic-nerve-crush-in-mice
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Liang Feng, Zhen Puyang, Hui Chen, Peiji Liang, John B Troy, Xiaorong Liu
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a neurotrophin essential for neuron survival and function, plays an important role in neuroprotection during neurodegenerative diseases. In this study, we examined whether a modest increase of retinal BDNF promotes retinal ganglion cell (RGC) survival after acute injury of the optic nerve in mice. We adopted an inducible Cre-recombinase transgenic system to up-regulate BDNF in the mouse retina and then examined RGC survival after optic nerve crush by in vivo imaging...
January 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100483/electrophysiological-changes-in-12-year-old-children-born-mlp-reduced-vep-amplitude-in-mlp-children
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Lina H Raffa, Josefin Nilsson, Jovanna Dahlgren, Marita Andersson Grönlund
AIM: To study the electrophysiological changes in relation to fundus morphology in moderate-to-late preterm (MLP) children with no previous history of retinopathy of prematurity. METHODS: Visual acuity (VA), refraction and fundus variables measured by optical coherence tomography, pattern reversal visual evoked potentials and full-field electroretinography (ff-ERG) were obtained from 22 twelve-year-old MLP children (11 male, 11 female) and 21 full-term controls...
January 18, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100330/-protective-effects-of-heat-shock-protein-70-against-hypoxic-pulmonary-hypertension-in-neonatal-rats
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Le Wang, Hai-Yan Wu, Ming-Xia Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the protective effect of heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) against hypoxic pulmonary hypertension (HPH) in neonatal rats. METHODS: A total of 128 neonatal rats were randomly divided into blank control group, HPH model group, empty virus group, and HSP70 group, with 32 rats in each group. Before the establishment of an HPH model, the rats in the blank control group and HPH model group were given caudal vein injection of 5 μL sterile saline, those in the empty virus group were given caudal vein injection of 5 μL Ad-GFP (1 010 PFU/mL), and those in the HSP70 group were given caudal vein injection of 5 μL Ad-HSP70 (1 010 PFU/mL)...
January 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100054/efficacy-of-silver-hydrophilic-poly-p-xylylene-on-preventing-bacterial-growth-and-biofilm-formation-in-urinary-catheters
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Hamideh Heidari Zare, Viktorija Juhart, Attila Vass, Gerhard Franz, Dieter Jocham
Catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), caused by several strains of bacteria, are a common complication for catheterized patients. This may eventually lead to a blockage of the catheter due to the formation of a crystalline or amorphous biofilm. Inhibiting bacteria should result in a longer application time free of complaints. This issue has been investigated using an innovative type of silver-coated catheter with a semipermeable cap layer to prevent CAUTI. In this work, two different types of silver catheters were investigated, both of which were capped with poly(p-xylylene) (PPX-N) and exhibited different surface properties that completely changed their wetting conduct with water...
January 18, 2017: Biointerphases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099503/3d-functional-corneal-stromal-tissue-equivalent-based-on-corneal-stromal-stem-cells-and-multi-layered-silk-film-architecture
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Chiara E Ghezzi, Benedetto Marelli, Fiorenzo G Omenetto, James L Funderburgh, David L Kaplan
The worldwide need for human cornea equivalents continues to grow. Few clinical options are limited to allogenic and synthetic material replacements. We hypothesized that tissue engineered human cornea systems based on mechanically robust, patterned, porous, thin, optically clear silk protein films, in combination with human corneal stromal stem cells (hCSSCs), would generate 3D functional corneal stroma tissue equivalents, in comparison to previously developed 2D approaches. Silk film contact guidance was used to control the alignment and distribution of hCSSCs on RGD-treated single porous silk films, which were then stacked in an orthogonally, multi-layered architecture and cultured for 9 weeks...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099412/ultrafast-nonthermal-photo-magnetic-recording-in-a-transparent-medium
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A Stupakiewicz, K Szerenos, D Afanasiev, A Kirilyuk, A V Kimel
Discovering ways to control the magnetic state of media with the lowest possible production of heat and at the fastest possible speeds is important in the study of fundamental magnetism, with clear practical potential. In metals, it is possible to switch the magnetization between two stable states (and thus to record magnetic bits) using femtosecond circularly polarized laser pulses. However, the switching mechanisms in these materials are directly related to laser-induced heating close to the Curie temperature...
January 18, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099317/stargardt-disease-beyond-flecks-and-atrophy
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Jacob G Light, Masoud A Fard, Mehdi Yaseri, Paul Aiyetan, James T Handa, Katayoon B Ebrahimi
PURPOSE: To identify changes in the outer retina in areas without atrophy or flecks of Stargardt disease (STGD) using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography. METHODS: Twenty-three STGD patients and 26 control subjects were assessed for outer retina (from the outer border of Bruch membrane [BrM] to the inner border of the inner segment ellipsoid zone [EZ]), BrM-retinal pigment epithelium apex, the EZ thickness, and apical process interdigitation zone. RESULTS: Patients with STGD had increased BrM-EZ thickness in areas without apparent disease versus control subjects at 1,000, 1,500, 2,000, and 2,500 μm superior and 1,500 μm, 2,000 μm, and 2,500 μm inferior to the fovea (P < 0...
January 17, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099314/fundus-autofluorescence-lifetimes-and-central-serous-chorioretinopathy
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Chantal Dysli, Lieselotte Berger, Sebastian Wolf, Martin S Zinkernagel
PURPOSE: To quantify retinal fluorescence lifetimes in patients with central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) and to identify disease specific lifetime characteristics over the course of disease. METHODS: Forty-seven participants were included in this study. Patients with central serous chorioretinopathy were imaged with fundus photography, fundus autofluorescence, optical coherence tomography, and fluorescence lifetime imaging ophthalmoscopy (FLIO) and compared with age-matched controls...
January 17, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098735/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-of-the-fovea-in-children-born-preterm
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Khalil Ghasemi Falavarjani, Nicholas A Iafe, Federico G Velez, Steven D Schwartz, Srinivas R Sadda, David Sarraf, Irena Tsui
PURPOSE: To compare the foveal avascular zone (FAZ) area measured by optical coherence tomography angiography in children who had been born preterm with age-matched controls. METHODS: In this cross-sectional observational comparative case series, 43 eyes of 26 children (28 eyes of 15 former preterm infants and 15 eyes of 11 former term infants) between the ages of 4 and 12 years old were included. Optical coherence tomography angiography with a scan size of 3 × 3 was performed for all eyes...
January 16, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098731/choroidal-structure-altered-by-degeneration-of-retina-in-eyes-with-retinitis-pigmentosa
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Hiroki Kawano, Shozo Sonoda, Shiro Saito, Hiroto Terasaki, Taiji Sakamoto
PURPOSE: To compare the structural characteristics of the choroid in the areas with greater retinal degeneration to the areas with less retinal degeneration in eyes with retinitis pigmentosa (RP). METHODS: Patients with RP who had a hyperautofluorescent ring were studied. The choroidal images obtained by enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography located 7,500 μm from the optic disk in the horizontal plane were analyzed. The cross-sectional areas of the total, luminal, and stromal choroid were measured...
January 16, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098726/assessment-of-retinal-blood-flow-in-diabetic-retinopathy-using-doppler-fourier-domain-optical-coherence-tomography
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Sowmya Srinivas, Ou Tan, Muneeswar G Nittala, Jennifer L Wu, Amani A Fazwi, David Huang, SriniVas R Sadda
PURPOSE: To evaluate retinal blood flow measurements in normal eyes and eyes with varying levels of diabetic retinopathy (DR) using Doppler Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT). METHODS: Twenty-two eyes of 19 subjects, 10 with severe nonproliferative DR (NPDR) and 12 with proliferative DR (PDR), were compared with 44 eyes of 40 healthy control subjects. All eyes were scanned by RTvue FD-OCT. Color disk photographs and cube/volume scans of the optic nerve head were obtained...
January 16, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098725/how-vitreomacular-interface-modifies-the-efficacy-of-anti-vegf-therapy-for-myopic-choroidal-neovascularization
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Pierluigi Iacono, Maurizio Battaglia Parodi, Lorenzo Iuliano, Francesco Bandello
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of intravitreal ranibizumab in the treatment of myopic choroidal neovascularization (mCNV) complicated by vitreoretinal interface alterations. METHODS: Thirty-two patients affected by mCNV and concurrent vitreoretinal interface disorders, including macular epiretinal membrane (18 patients), lamellar macular hole (4 patients), full-thickness macular hole (1 patient), broad/focal vitreomacular traction (3 patients), broad/focal vitreomacular adhesion (4 patients), and myopic foveoschisis (2 patients), were enrolled in a prospective study...
January 16, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098724/central-macular-thickness-in-6-5-year-old-children-born-extremely-preterm-is-strongly-associated-with-gestational-age-even-when-adjusted-for-risk-factors
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Anna E C Molnar, Rebecka M Rosén, Maria Nilsson, Eva K B Larsson, Gerd E Holmström, Kerstin M Hellgren
PURPOSE: To assess the macular thickness in 6.5-year-old children born extremely preterm (EPT) in comparison with children born at term and to investigate risk factors associated with the macular thickness in the preterm group. METHODS: A population-based study of 6.5-year-old children born before the gestational age of 27 weeks and age-matched control subjects. Macular assessments with optical coherence tomography were performed, and the results were compared with neonatal risk factors and sex...
January 16, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098203/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-microvascular-findings-in-macular-edema-due-to-central-and-branch-retinal-vein-occlusions
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Mastropasqua Rodolfo, Toto Lisa, Di Antonio Luca, Borrelli Enrico, Senatore Alfonso, Di Nicola Marta, Di Martino Giuseppe, Ciancaglini Marco, Paolo Carpineto
The aim of this study was to evaluate retinal and choriocapillaris vessel density using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) in eyes with central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) and branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) complicated by macular edema (ME). Sixty eyes of 60 patients with CRVO or BRVO and ME and 40 healthy subjects underwent measurements of superficial and deep foveal and parafoveal vessel density (FVD, PFVD) and choricapillary density using OCTA at baseline and 60 days after intravitreal dexamethasone implant (IVDEX)...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097787/a-ternary-solvent-method-for-large-sized-two-dimensional-perovskites
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Junnian Chen, Lin Gan, Fuwei Zhuge, Huiqiao Li, Jizhong Song, Haibo Zeng, Tianyou Zhai
Recent reports demonstrate that a two-dimensional (2D) structural characteristic can endow perovskites with both remarkable photoelectric conversion efficiency and high stability, but the synthesis of ultrathin 2D perovskites with large sizes by facile solution methods is still a challenge. Reported herein is the controlled growth of 2D (C4 H9 NH3 )2 PbBr4 perovskites by a chlorobenzene-dimethylformide-acetonitrile ternary solvent method. The critical factors, including solvent volume ratio, crystallization temperature, and solvent polarity on the growth dynamics were systematically studied...
January 18, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
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