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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436407/design-of-a-pulsatile-dc-electromagnetic-blood-pump-for-ecmo
#1
Jingjing Liu, Bin Ge, Tong Lu
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has developed rapidly and become a significant treatment for emergency. Current blood pumps for ECMO have different disadvantages. OBJECTIVE: To design a pulsatile DC electromagnetic blood pump for ECMO. METHODS: The design is presented with a driving principle which the rectilinear reciprocation of a magnet inside energized solenoids is implemented, and with a structure of solenoids with compensation coils...
April 14, 2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415195/ultrafast-probing-of-magnetic-field-growth-inside-a-laser-driven-solenoid
#2
C Goyon, B B Pollock, D P Turnbull, A Hazi, L Divol, W A Farmer, D Haberberger, J Javedani, A J Johnson, A Kemp, M C Levy, B Grant Logan, D A Mariscal, O L Landen, S Patankar, J S Ross, A M Rubenchik, G F Swadling, G J Williams, S Fujioka, K F F Law, J D Moody
We report on the detection of the time-dependent B-field amplitude and topology in a laser-driven solenoid. The B-field inferred from both proton deflectometry and Faraday rotation ramps up linearly in time reaching 210 ± 35 T at the end of a 0.75-ns laser drive with 1 TW at 351 nm. A lumped-element circuit model agrees well with the linear rise and suggests that the blow-off plasma screens the field between the plates leading to an increased plate capacitance that converts the laser-generated hot-electron current into a voltage source that drives current through the solenoid...
March 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388497/a-size-adjustable-radiofrequency-coil-for-investigating-plants-in-a-halbach-magnet
#3
Dirk Oligschläger, Christian Rehorn, Sören Lehmkuhl, Michael Adams, Alina Adams, Bernhard Blümich
A radio-frequency coil with adjustable distance has been developed and tested for in-situ examination of growing plants. The Helmholtz-based coil design reduces laborious tuning and matching efforts encountered with solenoids wound around a growing stem or branch. Relaxation experiments were performed on tomato plants and winter wheat under controlled light irradiation. Changes in signal amplitude and in relaxation times T2 were recorded over day and night cycles. Peaks in distributions of relaxation times were attributed to different tissue components of two different plants...
May 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375255/high-magnetic-field-measurement-utilizing-faraday-rotation-in-sf11-glass-in-simplified-diagnostics
#4
Premananda Dey, Rohit Shukla, D Venkateswarlu
With the commercialization of powerful solid-state lasers as pointer lasers, it is becoming simpler nowadays for the launch and free-space reception of polarized light for polarimetric applications. Additionally, because of the high power of such laser diodes, the alignment of the received light on the small sensor area of a photo-diode with a high bandwidth response is also greatly simplified. A plastic sheet polarizer taken from spectacles of 3D television (commercially available) is simply implemented as an analyzer before the photo-receiver...
April 1, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372434/analog-isolated-electronic-dynamometer-based-on-a-magnetoresistive-current-sensor
#5
C Arcos Carrasco, D Ramírez Muñoz, S I Ravelo Arias, J Sánchez Moreno, E Maset Sancho, A Garrigós Sirvent
In this work, an electronic system is presented to measure the force applied by a solenoid. The originality of the work is focused on the use of a magnetoresistive current sensor to provide the isolation barrier needed in the actual industrial plant where the solenoids are working. The design of the electronic system is presented as well as experimental measurements as a result of a calibration process showing a negligible hysteresis with that specific sensor. The magnetoresistive current sensor is used to develop transmission functions rather than playing its usual sensing roles...
March 2017: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360455/a-feasibility-study-of-high-strength-bi-2223-conductor-for-high-field-solenoids
#6
A Godeke, D V Abraimov, E Arroyo, N Barret, M D Bird, A Francis, J Jaroszynski, D V Kurteva, W D Markiewicz, E L Marks, W S Marshall, D M McRae, P D Noyes, R C P Pereira, Y L Viouchkov, R P Walsh, J M White
We performed a feasibility study on a high-strength Bi2-x Pb x Sr2Ca2Cu3O10-x (Bi-2223) tape conductor for high-field solenoid applications. The investigated conductor, DI-BSCCO Type HT-XX, is a pre-production version of Type HT-NX, which has recently become available from Sumitomo Electric Industries (SEI). It is based on their DI-BSCCO Type H tape, but laminated with a high-strength Ni-alloy. We used stress-strain characterizations, single- and double-bend tests, easy- and hard-way bent coil-turns at various radii, straight and helical samples in up to 31...
March 2017: Superconductor Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356354/n-terminal-half-of-transportin-sr2-interacts-with-hiv-integrase
#7
Vicky G Tsirkone, Jolien Blokken, Flore De Wit, Jolien Breemans, Stéphanie De Houwer, Zeger Debyser, Frauke Christ, Sergei V Strelkov
The karyopherin transportin SR2 (TRN-SR2, TNPO3) is responsible for shuttling specific cargoes such as serine/arginine-rich splicing factors from the cytoplasm to the nucleus. This protein plays a key role in HIV infection by facilitating the nuclear import of the pre-integration complex (PIC) which contains the viral DNA as well as several cellular and HIV proteins including the integrase. The process of nuclear import is considered to be the bottleneck of the viral replication cycle and therefore represents a promising target for anti-HIV drug design...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340785/an-automatic-chemiluminescence-method-based-on-the-multi-pumping-flow-system-coupled-with-the-fluidized-reactor-and-direct-injection-detector-determination-of-uric-acid-in-saliva-samples
#8
Christina Vakh, Stanislawa Koronkiewicz, Slawomir Kalinowski, Leonid Moskvin, Andrey Bulatov
A novel approach for the automatic chemiluminescence (CL) analysis of the complex samples is proposed. A multi-pumping flow system was successfully combined with fluidized reactor and direct-injection CL detector. The possibility of the approach was demonstrated on the determination of uric acid in saliva samples. Uric acid is clinically important analyte and its determination in biological fluids is related to human organism dysfunctions, such as gout. For the first time, the fast luminol - N-bromosuccinimide (NBS) reaction in an alkaline medium was used for the CL determination of uric acid in saliva samples...
May 15, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329017/navigating-in-foldonia-using-accelerated-molecular-dynamics-to-explore-stability-unfolding-and-self-healing-of-the-%C3%AE-solenoid-structure-formed-by-a-silk-like-polypeptide
#9
Binwu Zhao, Martien A Cohen Stuart, Carol K Hall
The β roll molecules with sequence (GAGAGAGQ)10 stack via hydrogen bonding to form fibrils which have been themselves been used to make viral capsids of DNA strands, supramolecular nanotapes and pH-responsive gels. Accelerated molecular dynamics (aMD) simulations are used to investigate the unfolding of a stack of two β roll molecules, (GAGAGAGQ)10, to shed light on the folding mechanism by which silk-inspired polypeptides form fibrils and to identify the dominant forces that keep the silk-inspired polypeptide in a β roll configuration...
March 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323066/development-of-an-economical-autonomous-phstat-system-for-culturing-phytoplankton-under-steady-state-or-dynamic-conditions
#10
Rachel L Golda, Mark D Golda, Jacqueline A Hayes, Tawnya D Peterson, Joseph A Needoba
Laboratory investigations of physiological processes in phytoplankton require precise control of experimental conditions. Chemostats customized to control and maintain stable pH levels (pHstats) are ideally suited for investigations of the effects of pH on phytoplankton physiology, for example in context of ocean acidification. Here we designed and constructed a simple, flexible pHstat system and demonstrated its operational capabilities under laboratory culture conditions. In particular, the system is useful for simulating natural cyclic pH variability within aquatic ecosystems, such as diel fluctuations that result from metabolic activity or tidal mixing in estuaries...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319202/evolving-notch-polyq-tracts-reveal-possible-solenoid-interference-elements
#11
Albert J Erives
Polyglutamine (polyQ) tracts in regulatory proteins are extremely polymorphic. As functional elements under selection for length, triplet repeats are prone to DNA replication slippage and indel mutations. Many polyQ tracts are also embedded within intrinsically disordered domains, which are less constrained, fast evolving, and difficult to characterize. To identify structural principles underlying polyQ tracts in disordered regulatory domains, here I analyze deep evolution of metazoan Notch polyQ tracts, which can generate alleles causing developmental and neurogenic defects...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263324/cryo-em-structure-of-a-metazoan-separase-securin-complex-at-near-atomic-resolution
#12
Andreas Boland, Thomas G Martin, Ziguo Zhang, Jing Yang, Xiao-Chen Bai, Leifu Chang, Sjors H W Scheres, David Barford
Separase is a caspase-family protease that initiates chromatid segregation by cleaving the kleisin subunits (Scc1 and Rec8) of cohesin, and regulates centrosome duplication and mitotic spindle function through cleavage of kendrin and Slk19. To understand the mechanisms of securin regulation of separase, we used single-particle cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) to determine a near-atomic-resolution structure of the Caenorhabditis elegans separase-securin complex. Separase adopts a triangular-shaped bilobal architecture comprising an N-terminal tetratricopeptide repeat (TPR)-like α-solenoid domain docked onto the conserved C-terminal protease domain...
April 2017: Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213252/multi-pumping-flow-system-for-the-determination-of-boron-in-eye-drops-drinking-water-and-ocean-water
#13
Pablo González, Alexandra Sixto, Moisés Knochen
A novel automated method for the determination of boron based on the use of pulsed flows was developed and applied to the determination of this element in samples of tap water, ocean water and eye drops. The method was implemented by means of a multi-pumping system consisting of three solenoid micropumps and a photometric detector and exploits the reaction of azomethine-H in the presence of boron. The system runs under control of an open-source microcontroller. The main operational parameters were optimized...
May 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199368/secondary-structure-prediction-revisited-theoretical-%C3%AE-sheet-propensity-and-coil-propensity-represent-structures-of-amyloids-and-aid-in-elucidating-phenomena-involved-in-interspecies-transmission-of-prions
#14
Yuzuru Taguchi, Noriyuki Nishida
Prions are unique infectious agents, consisting solely of abnormally-folded prion protein (PrPSc). However, they possess virus-like features, including strain diversity, the ability to adapt to new hosts and to be altered evolutionarily. Because prions lack genetic material (DNA and RNA), these biological phenomena have been attributed to the structural properties of PrPSc. Therefore, many structural models of the structure of PrPSc have been proposed based on the limited structural information available, regardless of the incompatibility with high-resolution structural analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175935/a-flow-microslot-nmr-probe-coupled-with-a-capillary-isotachophoresis-system-exhibits-improved-properties-compared-to-solenoid-designs
#15
Mikheil Gogiashvili, Ahmad Telfah, Jörg Lambert, Roland Hergenröder
We report on the hyphenation of capillary isotachophoresis (cITP) separations with online nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) detection using a planar microslot waveguide probe design. While cITP is commonly coupled with a solenoidal microcoil NMR probe, the structural information provided is limited by broad resonances and poor spectral resolution due to the magnetic field created by the separation current. The microslot probe design described herein allows the separation capillary to be oriented parallel to the static magnetic field, B 0, eliminating the spectral broadening produced by the secondary magnetic field induced by the separation current...
February 7, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134131/design-and-characterization-of-a-cough-simulator
#16
Bo Zhang, Chao Zhu, Zhiming Ji, Chao-Hsin Lin
Expiratory droplets from human coughing have always been considered as potential carriers of pathogens, responsible for respiratory infectious disease transmission. To study the transmission of disease by human coughing, a transient repeatable cough simulator has been designed and built. Cough droplets are generated by different mechanisms, such as the breaking of mucus, condensation and high-speed atomization from different depths of the respiratory tract. These mechanisms in coughing produce droplets of different sizes, represented by a bimodal distribution of 'fine' and 'coarse' droplets...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113861/in-vivo-magnetic-stimulation-of-rat-sciatic-nerve-with-centimeter-and-millimeter-scale-solenoid-coils
#17
Zachary Kagan, Anil RamRakhyani, Gianluca Lazzi, Richard Normann, David Warren
Previous reports of magnetic stimulation of the peripheral nervous system (PNS) used various coil geometries, all with outer diameters larger than 35 mm, and stimulation energies in the 50 J range to evoke neural excitation. Recent reports of central nervous system (CNS) activation used sub-mm-scale solenoid coils with mJ energy levels. The goal of this study was to translate the lower energy levels from the CNS to the PNS via using smaller coils placed in closer proximity to the neural tissue. Such a performance improvement would advance the state of the art of magnetic stimulation and provide a path towards new neuroprosthetic devices...
March 21, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112223/development-of-a-facile-droplet-based-single-cell-isolation-platform-for-cultivation-and-genomic-analysis-in-microorganisms
#18
Qiang Zhang, Tingting Wang, Qian Zhou, Peng Zhang, Yanhai Gong, Honglei Gou, Jian Xu, Bo Ma
Wider application of single-cell analysis has been limited by the lack of an easy-to-use and low-cost strategy for single-cell isolation that can be directly coupled to single-cell sequencing and single-cell cultivation, especially for small-size microbes. Herein, a facile droplet microfluidic platform was developed to dispense individual microbial cells into conventional standard containers for downstream analysis. Functional parts for cell encapsulation, droplet inspection and sorting, as well as a chip-to-tube capillary interface were integrated on one single chip with simple architecture, and control of the droplet sorting was achieved by a low-cost solenoid microvalve...
January 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109330/the-structure-of-mammalian-prions-and-their-aggregates
#19
E Vázquez-Fernández, H S Young, J R Requena, H Wille
Prion diseases, such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans, bovine spongiform encephalopathy in cattle, chronic wasting disease in cervids (i.e., deer, elk, moose, and reindeer), and sheep scrapie, are caused by the misfolding of the cellular prion protein (PrP(C)) into a disease-causing conformer (PrP(Sc)). PrP(C) is a normal, GPI-anchored protein that is expressed on the surface of neurons and other cell types. The structure of PrP(C) is well understood, based on studies of recombinant PrP, which closely mimics the structure of native PrP(C)...
2017: International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107915/a-clean-photometric-method-for-the-determination-of-losartan-potassium-in-pharmaceuticals-exploiting-light-scattering-effect-and-employing-a-multicommuted-flow-analysis-approach
#20
Manoel J A Lima, Boaventura F Reis
This paper describes an environmentally friendly procedure for the determination of losartan potassium (Los-K) in pharmaceuticals. The photometric method was based on the light scattering effect due to particles suspension, which were formed by the reaction of Los-K with Cu (II) ions. The method was automated employing a multicommuted flow analysis approach, implemented using solenoid mini-pumps for fluid propelling and a homemade LED based photometer. Under the optimized experimental conditions, the procedure showed a linear relationship in the concentration range of 23...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
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