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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783145/electrochemical-biosensor-system-using-a-cmos-microelectrode-array-provides-high-spatially-and-temporally-resolved-images
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William Tedjo, Jasmine E Nejad, Rachel Feeny, Lang Yang, Charles S Henry, Stuart Tobet, Tom Chen
The ability to view biological events in real time has contributed significantly to research in the life sciences. While video capture of real time changes in anatomical relationships is important, it is equally important to visualize real time changes in the chemical communications that drive cell behaviors. This paper describes an electrochemical imaging system capable of capturing changes in chemical gradients in live tissue slices. The system consists of a CMOS microchip with 8192 configurable Pt surface electrodes, on-chip potentiostat, on-chip control logic, and a microfluidic device designed to interface with the CMOS chip to support ex vivo tissue experimentation...
April 10, 2018: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782826/sheets-of-human-retinal-progenitor-transplants-improve-vision-in-rats-with-severe-retinal-degeneration
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Bin Lin, Bryce T McLelland, Anuradha Mathur, Robert B Aramant, Magdalene J Seiler
Loss of photoreceptors and other retinal cells is a common endpoint in retinal degenerate (RD) diseases that cause blindness. Retinal transplantation is a potential therapy to replace damaged retinal cells and improve vision. In this study, we examined the development of human fetal retinal sheets with or without their retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) transplanted to immunodeficient retinal degenerate rho S334ter-3 rats. Sheets were dissected from fetal human eyes (11-15.7 weeks gestation) and then transplanted to the subretinal space of 24-31 d old RD nude rats...
May 18, 2018: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782676/composition-graded-cesium-lead-halide-perovskite-nanowires-with-tunable-dual-color-lasing-performance
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Ling Huang, Qinggang Gao, Ling-Dong Sun, Hao Dong, Shuo Shi, Tong Cai, Qing Liao, Chun-Hua Yan
Cesium lead halide (CsPbX3 ) perovskite has emerged as a promising low-threshold multicolor laser material; however, realizing wavelength-tunable lasing output from a single CsPbX3 nanostructure is still constrained by integrating different composition. Here, the direct synthesis of composition-graded CsPbBrx I3- x nanowires (NWs) is reported through vapor-phase epitaxial growth on mica. The graded composition along the NW, with an increased Br/I from the center to the ends, comes from desynchronized deposition of cesium lead halides and temperature-controlled anion-exchange reaction...
May 21, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782332/detection-of-high-risk-thrombophilia-with-an-automated-global-test-the-coagulation-inhibitor-potential-assay
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Barbara Réger, Hajna Losonczy, Ágnes Nagy, Ágnes Péterfalvi, Réka Mózes, László Pótó, Nelli Farkas, Gábor L Kovács, Attila Miseta, Alizadeh Hussain, Orsolya Tóth
: The diagnosis of thrombophilia is a cost-consuming and time-consuming process, as each defect should be separately investigated. The Coagulation Inhibitor Potential (CIP) assay is a promising new global test, sensitive for most of the hereditary thrombophilias, developed for manual methodology. We adapt the original method to an optical coagulation analyser. By this automation, the test will be easier, faster and more precise, and it also allows carrying out 18 measurements simultaneously. The CIP assay was performed in 126 healthy subjects and 193 patients with different types of hereditary thrombophilia conditions...
May 17, 2018: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782328/post-stroke-visual-neglect-affects-goal-directed-locomotion-in-different-perceptuo-cognitive-conditions-and-on-a-wide-visual-spectrum
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Tatiana Ogourtsova, Philippe S Archambault, Anouk Lamontagne
BACKGROUND: Unilateral spatial neglect (USN), a highly prevalent and disabling post-stroke deficit, has been shown to affect the recovery of locomotion. However, our current understanding of USN role in goal-directed locomotion control, and this, in different cognitive/perceptual conditions tapping into daily life demands, is limited. OBJECTIVES: To examine goal-directed locomotion abilities in individuals with and without post-stroke USN vs. healthy controls. METHODS: Participants (n = 45, n = 15 per group) performed goal-directed locomotion trials to actual, remembered and shifting targets located 7 m away at 0° and 15° right/left while immersed in a 3-D virtual environment...
2018: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782304/role-of-in-vivo-reflectance-confocal-microscopy-in-the-analysis-of-melanocytic-lesions
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Elena-Daniela Serban, Francesca Farnetani, Giovanni Pellacani, Maria Magdalena Constantin
Worldwide melanoma incidence and mortality are increasing (1). Despite the ongoing research, advanced melanoma is still incurable; therefore, the most appropriate solution seems to be early detection combined with complete surgical excision (2). Since the diagnostic protocol of suspicious lesions includes a complete excision with safety margins (2), the problem of unnecessary scarring is significant. The real challenge in this case is to have a properly formulated diagnosis before acquiring a biopsy. Currently available non-invasive techniques are coherence tomography, digital dermoscopy, and reflectance confocal microscopy...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782029/a-technique-for-a-nano-textured-gapless-microlens-array-using-self-formation-characteristics-of-anodic-alumina
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Yong Min Park, Woong Ki Jang, Tae Hwan Shin, Byeong Hee Kim, Young Ho Seo
This paper presents a method to utilize the growth properties of anodic alumina possessing self-formation characteristics to fabricate a nano-textured microstructure and also introduces an application technique of the proposed method. The growth rate of anodic alumina, fabricated on aluminum surfaces, has a strong dependence on the intensity of the applied current density or electric field. The uniformity of the thickness of anodic alumina is determined by its electrical distribution characteristics. Accordingly, microscale structures can be fabricated using the growth rate deviation of anodic alumina...
May 21, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781804/control-of-the-plasmonic-near-field-in-metallic-nanohelices
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José M Caridad, Sinead Winters, David McCloskey, Georg S Duesberg, John F Donegan, Vojislav Krstić
The optical response of metallic nanohelices is mainly governed by a longitudinal localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) which arises due to the helical anisotropy of the system. Up to now, experimental studies have predominantly addressed the far-field response, despite the fact that the LSPR being of broad interest for converting incoming light into strongly enhanced (chiral) optical near-fields. Here, we demonstrate the control and spatial reproducibility of the plasmon-induced electromagnetic near-field around metallic nanohelices via surface-enhanced Raman scattering...
May 21, 2018: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781617/unexpected-optical-blue-shift-in-large-colloidal-quantum-dots-by-anionic-migration-and-exchange
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Maria Acebron, Juan F Galisteo-López, Cefe Lopez, Facundo C Herrera, Martin D Mizrahi, Felix G Requejo, Francisco Javier Palomares, Beatriz H Juarez
Compositional changes taking place during the synthesis of alloyed CdSeZnS nanocrystals (NCs) allow shifting the optical features to higher energy as the NCs grow. Under certain synthetic conditions, the effect of those changes on the surface/interface chemistry competes with and dominates over the conventional quantum confinement effect in growing NCs. These changes, identified by means of complementary advanced spectroscopic techniques such as XPS (X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy) and XAS (X-ray absorption Spectroscopy), are understood in the frame of an ion migration and exchange mechanism taking place during the synthesis...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781583/altered-white-matter-connectivity-associated-with-visual-hallucinations-following-occipital-stroke
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Sara A Rafique, John R Richards, Jennifer K E Steeves
INTRODUCTION: Visual hallucinations that arise following vision loss stem from aberrant functional activity in visual cortices and an imbalance of activity across associated cortical and subcortical networks subsequent to visual pathway damage. We sought to determine if structural changes in white matter connectivity play a role in cases of chronic visual hallucinations associated with visual cortical damage. METHODS: We performed diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and probabilistic fiber tractography to assess white matter connectivity in a patient suffering from continuous and disruptive phosphene (simple) visual hallucinations for more than 2 years following right occipital stroke...
May 21, 2018: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781361/erythromycin-combined-with-corticosteroid-reduced-inflammation-and-modified-trauma-induced-tracheal-stenosis-in-a-rabbit-model
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Qin Enyuan, Xu Mingpeng, Gan Luoman, Gan Jinghua, Li Yu, Li Wentao, Hou Changchun, Li Lihua, Meng Xiaoyan, Zhou Lei, Liu Guangnan
BACKGROUND: Patients with endotracheal intubation or tracheostomy are subject to benign tracheal stenosis (TS), for which current therapies are unsatisfactory. We conducted a preliminary investigation of drugs and drug combinations for the prevention and treatment of TS in a rabbit model. METHODS: Fifty-four rabbits were apportioned into nine groups according to treatment: sham-operated control; untreated TS model; amikacin; budesonide; erythromycin; penicillin; amikacin + budesonide; erythromycin + budesonide; and penicillin + budesonide...
January 2018: Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781281/comparison-of-phonon-damping-behavior-in-quantum-dots-capped-with-organic-and-inorganic-ligands
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Kyle J Schnitzenbaumer, Gordana Dukovic
Surface ligand modification of colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals has been widely used as a means of controlling photoexcited state generation, relaxation, and coupling to the environment. While progress has been made in understanding how surface ligand modification affects the behavior of excitonic states, less is known about the influence of surface ligand modification on phonon behavior, which impacts relaxation dynamics and transport phenomena. In this work we compare the dynamics of optical and acoustic phonons in CdTe quantum dots (QDs), CdTe/CdSe core/shell QDs capped with octadecylphosphonic acid ligands, and CdTe QDs capped with Se2- to ascertain how ligand exchange from native aliphatic ligands to single-atom Se2- ligands affects phonon behavior...
May 21, 2018: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781171/fiber-based-fluorescence-lifetime-imaging-of-recellularization-processes-on-vascular-tissue-constructs
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Alba Alfonso-Garcia, Jeny Shklover, Benjamin E Sherlock, Alyssa Panitch, Leigh G Griffiths, Laura Marcu
New techniques able to monitor the maturation of tissue engineered constructs over time are needed for a more efficient control of developmental parameters. Here, a label-free fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIm) approach implemented through a single fiber-optic interface is reported for non-destructive in situ assessment of vascular biomaterials. Recellularization processes of antigen removed bovine pericardium scaffolds with endothelial cells and mesenchymal stem cells were evaluated on the serous and the fibrous sides of the scaffolds, two distinct extracellular matrix niches, over the course of a 7 day culture period...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780906/hla-a29-negative-birdshot-like-chorioretinopathy-associated-with-common-variable-immunodeficiency
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Razek Georges Coussa, Fares Antaki, David E Lederer
Purpose: To report the longest ophthalmic follow-up and the associated ocular complications of HLA-A29 negative Birdshot-like chorioretinopathy (BLCR) associated with common variable immunodeficiency (CVID). Observations: A 22-year-old man known for CVID presented with a 3-month history of decreased visual acuity OS. Funduscopy revealed significant cystoid macular edema OS, as well as optic disk edema and chorioretinal infiltrates without signs of vitritis OU. No infectious, inflammatory or neoplastic etiologies were identified...
June 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780864/change-in-retinal-structural-anatomy-during-the-preclinical-stage-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Cláudia Y Santos, Lenworth N Johnson, Stuart E Sinoff, Elena K Festa, William C Heindel, Peter J Snyder
Introduction: We conducted a 27-month longitudinal study of mid-life adults with preclinical Alzheimer's disease (AD), using spectral domain optical coherence tomography to compare changes in volume and thickness in all retinal neuronal layers to those of age-matched healthy control subjects. Methods: Fifty-six older adults (mean age = 65.36 years) with multiple risk factors for AD completed spectral domain optical coherence tomography retinal imaging and cognitive testing at baseline...
2018: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780492/developing-the-structure-property-relationship-to-design-solid-state-multi-stimuli-responsive-materials-and-their-potential-applications-in-different-fields
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Bibhisan Roy, Mallu Chenna Reddy, Partha Hazra
Prediction of multi-stimuli responsive behavior in newly developed luminogens is an appealing yet challenging puzzle, since no concrete design strategy has been developed so far. In this article, we demonstrate a potent strategy to gain a deep understanding of the structure-property relationship to design multi-stimuli responsive mechanochromic materials. To achieve our goal, a variety of new isoindolinone core based charge transfer luminogens exhibiting aggregation-induced emission (AIE) have been prepared through C-H bond activation using a cost-effective ruthenium (Ru) metal catalyzed one-pot synthetic strategy...
April 14, 2018: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780438/magnetic-domain-patterns-in-bilayered-ribbons-studied-by-magnetic-force-microscopy-and-magneto-optical-kerr-microscopy
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Jana Trojková, Ondřej Životský, Aleš Hendrych, Dmitry Markov, Klára Drobíková
The magnetic domain patterns of amorphous bilayered FeSiB/FeNbSiB and FeNbCuSiB/CoSiB ribbons are observed and analysed using the magneto-optical Kerr microscopy (MOKM) and magnetic force microscopy (MFM). Both microscopic techniques are highly sensitive to the sample surface; possibility of Kerr microscopy to visualize the domains separately in both layers is achieved by focusing the laser spot on the ribbon cross section. Wide curved domains as well as fine fingerprint domains were detected at the surface of ribbons due to presence of local stresses coming from the preparation process...
2018: Scanning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780209/near-infrared-fluorescence-image-guidance-in-plastic-surgery-a-systematic-review
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Anouk J M Cornelissen, Tom J M van Mulken, Caitlin Graupner, Shan S Qiu, Xavier H A Keuter, René R W J van der Hulst, Rutger M Schols
Background: Near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) imaging technique, after administration of contrast agents with fluorescent characteristics in the near-infrared (700-900 nm) range, is considered to possess great potential for the future of plastic surgery, given its capacity for perioperative, real-time anatomical guidance and identification. This study aimed to provide a comprehensive literature review concerning current and potential future applications of NIRF imaging in plastic surgery, thereby guiding future research...
2018: European Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779934/real-study-re-treatment-evaluated-on-visual-acuity-for-lucentis-%C3%A2-in-neovascular-amd
#19
D Bellocq, F De Bats, M Rabilloud, L Kodjikian
PURPOSE: To assess the value of a monthly injection of Lucentis® until stable visual acuity (VA) is obtained for three consecutive months without exudation in patients with neovascular age macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS: Prospective, single-center, non-controlled trial including naïve AMD patients with neovascularization. An assessment of VA and a spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) were performed at baseline and every month. Monthly injections of Lucentis® were performed over three months...
May 17, 2018: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779896/all-optical-electrophysiology-for-high-throughput-functional-characterization-of-a-human-ipsc-derived-motor-neuron-model-of-als
#20
Evangelos Kiskinis, Joel M Kralj, Peng Zou, Eli N Weinstein, Hongkang Zhang, Konstantinos Tsioras, Ole Wiskow, J Alberto Ortega, Kevin Eggan, Adam E Cohen
Human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived neurons are an attractive substrate for modeling disease, yet the heterogeneity of these cultures presents a challenge for functional characterization by manual patch-clamp electrophysiology. Here, we describe an optimized all-optical electrophysiology, "Optopatch," pipeline for high-throughput functional characterization of human iPSC-derived neuronal cultures. We demonstrate the method in a human iPSC-derived motor neuron (iPSC-MN) model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)...
May 11, 2018: Stem Cell Reports
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