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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820496/energy-efficiency-maximization-for-wsns-with-simultaneous-wireless-information-and-power-transfer
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Hongyan Yu, Yongqiang Zhang, Songtao Guo, Yuanyuan Yang, Luyue Ji
Recently, the simultaneous wireless information and power transfer (SWIPT) technique has been regarded as a promising approach to enhance performance of wireless sensor networks with limited energy supply. However, from a green communication perspective, energy efficiency optimization for SWIPT system design has not been investigated in Wireless Rechargeable Sensor Networks (WRSNs). In this paper, we consider the tradeoffs between energy efficiency and three factors including spectral efficiency, the transmit power and outage target rate for two different modes, i...
August 18, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817670/synthesis-radiosynthesis-and-in-vitro-evaluation-of-18f-bodipy-c16-triglyceride-as-a-dual-modal-imaging-agent-for-brown-adipose-tissue
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Andreas Paulus, Marco Maenen, Natascha Drude, Emmani B M Nascimento, Wouter D van Marken Lichtenbelt, Felix M Mottaghy, Matthias Bauwens
BACKGROUND: Brown adipose tissue research is in the focus in the field of endocrinology. We designed a dual-modal fluorescent/PET fatty acid based tracer on commercially available Bodipy-C16, which can be synthesized to its corresponding triglyceride and which combines the benefits of fluorescent and PET imaging. METHODS: Bodipy-C16 was coupled to 1,3-diolein resulting in Bodipy-triglyceride. Bodipy-C16 and Bodipy-triglyceride compounds were radiolabeled with 18F using an 18F/19F exchange reaction to yield a dual-modal imaging molecule...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817251/dual-core-shell-structured-s-c-mno2-nanocomposite-for-highly-stable-lithium-sulfur-batteries
#3
Lubin Ni, Gangjin Zhao, Guang Yang, Guosheng Niu, Ming Chen, Guowang Diao
Lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries have currently excited worldwide academic and industrial interest as a next-generation high-power energy storage system (EES) because of their high energy density and low cost of sulfur. However, the commercialization application is being hindered by capacity decay, mainly attributed to the polysulfide shuttle and poor conductivity of sulfur. Here, we have designed a novel dual core-shell nanostructure of S@C@MnO2 nanosphere hybrid as the sulfur host. The S@C@MnO2 nanosphere is successfully prepared using mesoporous hollow carbon spheres (MHCS) as the template and then in situ MnO2 growth on the surface of MHCS...
August 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816228/association-of-adiposity-telomere-length-and-mortality-data-from-the-nhanes-1999-2002
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J A Batsis, T A Mackenzie, E Vasquez, C M Germain, R T Emeny, P Rippberger, F Lopez-Jimenez, S J Bartels
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Telomere shortening is associated with age and risk of medical co-morbidity. We assessed the relationship between measures of adiposity, leukocyte telomere length, and mortality and whether it is modified by age. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Subjects with dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) measures were identified using the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2002. Obesity was categorized using two body fat definitions (BF1%: men ⩾25%; females ⩾35%; BF2% ⩾28% and ⩾38%, respectively), body mass index (BMI), and waist circumference (WC) (men ⩾102 cm; females ⩾88 cm)...
August 16, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815485/screening-for-osteoporosis-in-older-men-operating-characteristics-of-proposed-strategies-for-selecting-men-for-bmd-testing
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Susan J Diem, Katherine W Peters, Margaret L Gourlay, John T Schousboe, Brent C Taylor, Eric S Orwoll, Jane A Cauley, Lisa Langsetmo, Carolyn J Crandall, Kristine E Ensrud
BACKGROUND: The optimal approach for selecting men for bone mineral density (BMD) testing to screen for osteoporosis is uncertain. OBJECTIVE: To compare strategies for selecting older men for screening BMD testing. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 4043 community-dwelling men aged ≥70 years at four US sites. MAIN MEASURES: BMD at the total hip, femoral neck, and lumbar spine using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA)...
August 16, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814844/comparison-between-parameters-of-muscle-performance-and-inflammatory-biomarkers-of-non-sarcopenic-and-sarcopenic-elderly-women
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Lygia Paccini Lustosa, Patrícia Parreira Batista, Daniele Sirineu Pereira, Leani Souza Máximo Pereira, Aline Scianni, Giane Amorim Ribeiro-Samora
BACKGROUND: Sarcopenia is a multifactorial geriatric syndrome with complex interrelationships. Increased plasma levels of inflammatory mediators increase the catabolic stimuli of the musculature, thereby causing a decrease in mass and muscular function. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare the performance of the knee extensors test (by isokinetic dynamometer) and plasma levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and soluble receptors of tumor necrosis factor alpha (sTNFR1) between sarcopenics and non-sarcopenics community-dwelling elderly women residents of Brazil...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814842/bfh-ostm-a-new-predictive-screening-tool-for-identifying-osteoporosis-in-elderly-han-chinese-males
#7
JiSheng Lin, Yong Yang, XiaoDong Zhang, Zhao Ma, Hao Wu, Yongjin Li, Xiuquan Yang, Qi Fei, Ai Guo
PURPOSE: To develop and validate a new clinical screening tool to identify primary osteoporosis by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) in two elderly Han Chinese male populations. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted, enrolling 1,870 community-dwelling and 574 hospital-checkup elderly Han Chinese males aged ≥50 years. All subjects completed a structured questionnaire and had their bone mineral density (BMD) measured using DXA. Using logistic regression analysis in the 1,870 community-dwelling males, we assessed the ability of numerous potential clinical risk factors to identify male with osteoporosis...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814549/cesarean-delivery-and-body-mass-index-at-6-months-and-into-childhood
#8
Rebecca Kofod Vinding, Tobias Steen Sejersen, Bo L Chawes, Klaus Bønnelykke, Thora Buhl, Hans Bisgaard, Jakob Stokholm
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The prevalence of cesarean delivery (CD) is rising worldwide, and so is childhood obesity. Studies have shown associations between these factors. We examined the development of BMI from birth through childhood to determine whether CDs were associated with differences in growth and obesity. METHODS: Term children from the birth cohorts Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood2000 (COPSAC2000) and COPSAC2010 were included. Height, length, and weight measurements were collected prospectively until 5 years in COPSAC2010 and until 13 years in COPSAC2000...
June 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814064/electrical-properties-assessed-by-bioelectrical-impedance-spectroscopy-as-biomarkers-of-age-related-loss-of-skeletal-muscle-quantity-and-quality
#9
Yosuke Yamada, Bjoern Buehring, Diane Krueger, Rozalyn M Anderson, Dale A Schoeller, Neil Binkley
Skeletal muscle, in addition to being comprised of a heterogeneous muscle fiber population, also includes extracellular components that do not contribute to positive tensional force production. Here we test segmental bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy (S-BIS) to assess muscle intracellular mass and composition. S-BIS can evaluate electrical properties that may be related to muscle force production. Muscle fiber membranes separate the intracellular components from the extracellular environment and consist of lipid bilayers which act as an electrical capacitor...
September 1, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813194/characterization-of-small-4-cm-focal-renal-lesions-diagnostic-accuracy-of-spectral-analysis-using-single-phase-contrast-enhanced-dual-energy-ct
#10
Bhavik N Patel, Alex Bibbey, Kingshuk R Choudhury, Richard A Leder, Rendon C Nelson, Daniele Marin
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to determine whether single-phase contrast-enhanced dual-energy quantitative spectral analysis improves the accuracy of diagnosis of small (< 4.0 cm) renal lesions, compared with conventional single-energy attenuation measurements. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, 136 consecutive patients (95 men and 41 women; mean age, 54 years) with 144 renal lesions (111 benign and 33 malignant) underwent single-energy unenhanced and dual-energy contrast-enhanced CT of the abdomen...
August 16, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813141/weavable-conductive-yarn-based-nico-zn-textile-battery-with-high-energy-density-and-rate-capability
#11
Yan Huang, Wing Shan Ip, Yuen Ying Lau, Jinfeng Sun, Jie Zeng, Nga Sze Sea Yeung, Wing Sum Ng, Hongfei Li, Zengxia Pei, Qi Xue, Yukun Wang, Jie Yu, Hong Hu, Chunyi Zhi
With intrinsic safety and much higher energy densities than supercapacitors, rechargeable nickel/cobalt-zinc-based textile batteries are promising power sources for next generation personalized wearable electronics. However, high-performance wearable nickel/cobalt-zinc-based batteries are rarely reported because there is a lack of industrially weavable and knittable highly conductive yarns. Here, we use scalably produced highly conductive yarns uniformly covered with zinc (as anode) and nickel cobalt hydroxide nanosheets (as cathode) to fabricate rechargeable yarn batteries...
August 18, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812126/myocardial-iodine-concentration-measurement-using-dual-energy-computed-tomography-for-the-diagnosis-of-cardiac-amyloidosis-a-pilot-study
#12
Virgile Chevance, Thibaud Damy, Vania Tacher, François Legou, Fourat Ridouani, Alain Luciani, Hicham Kobeiter, Alain Rahmouni, Jean-François Deux
OBJECTIVE: To measure myocardium iodine concentration (MIC) in patients with cardiac amyloidosis (CA) using dual-energy computed tomography (DECT). METHODS: Twenty-two patients with CA, 13 with non-amyloid hypertrophic cardiomyopathies (CH) and 10 control patients were explored with pre-contrast, arterial and 5-minute DECT acquisition (Iomeprol; 1.5 mL/kg). Inter-ventricular septum (IVS) thickness, blood pool iodine concentration (BPIC), MIC (mg/mL), iodine ratio and extra-cellular volume (ECV) were calculated...
August 10, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812075/evidence-for-coherent-mixing-of-excited-and-charge-transfer-states-in-the-major-plant-light-harvesting-antenna-lhcii
#13
Charusheela Ramanan, Marco Ferretti, Henny van Roon, Vladimir I Novoderezhkin, Rienk van Grondelle
LHCII, the major light harvesting antenna from plants, plays a dual role in photosynthesis. In low light it is a light-harvester, while in high light it is a quencher that protects the organism from photodamage. The switching mechanism between these two orthogonal conditions is mediated by protein dynamic disorder and photoprotective energy dissipation. The latter in particular is thought to occur in part via spectroscopically 'dark' states. We searched for such states in LHCII trimers from spinach, at both room temperature and at 77 K...
August 16, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812029/expanded-normal-weight-obesity-and-insulin-resistance-in-us-adults-of-the-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey
#14
Keilah E Martinez, Larry A Tucker, Bruce W Bailey, James D LeCheminant
This study aims to expand the evaluation of normal weight obesity (NWO) and its association with insulin resistance using an NHANES (1999-2006) sample of US adults. A cross-sectional study including 5983 men and women (50.8%) was conducted. Body fat percentage (BF%) was assessed using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Expanded normal weight obesity (eNWO) categories, pairings of BMI and body fat percentage classifications, were created using standard cut-points for BMI and sex-specific median for BF%. Homeostatic model assessment-insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) levels were used to index insulin resistance...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811994/the-measurement-of-liver-fat-from-single-energy-quantitative-computed-tomography-scans
#15
Xiaoguang Cheng, Glen M Blake, J Keenan Brown, Zhe Guo, Jun Zhou, Fengzhe Wang, Liqiang Yang, Xiaohong Wang, Li Xu
BACKGROUND: Studies of soft tissue composition using computed tomography (CT) scans are often semi-quantitative and based on Hounsfield units (HU) measurements that have not been calibrated with a quantitative CT (QCT) phantom. We describe a study to establish the water (H2O) and dipotassium hydrogen phosphate (K2HPO4) basis set equivalent densities of fat and fat-free liver tissue. With this information liver fat can be accurately measured from any abdominal CT scan calibrated with a suitable phantom...
June 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811929/dual-energy-computed-tomography-angiography-virtual-calcified-plaque-subtraction-in-a-vascular-phantom
#16
Kwang Nam Jin, Jin Wook Chung, Eun-Ah Park, Whal Lee
BACKGROUND: Material decomposition of dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) enables subtraction of calcified plaque. PURPOSE: To evaluate the accuracy of lumen area measurement in calcified plaque by subtraction of DECT and to determine the effect of contrast material concentration, lumen diameter, density, and thickness of calcified plaque for the measurement. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Vessel phantoms were made with six lumen diameters (5.7, 4...
July 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811615/coherent-tunneling-in-an-algan-aln-gan-heterojunction-captured-through-an-analogy-with-a-mos-contact
#17
Yannick Baines, Julien Buckley, Jérôme Biscarrat, Gennie Garnier, Matthew Charles, William Vandendaele, Charlotte Gillot, Marc Plissonnier
Due to their wide band gaps, III-N materials can exhibit behaviors ranging from the semiconductor class to the dielectric class. Through an analogy between a Metal/AlGaN/AlN/GaN diode and a MOS contact, we make use of this dual nature and show a direct path to capture the energy band diagram of the nitride system. We then apply transparency calculations to describe the forward conduction regime of a III-N heterojunction diode and demonstrate it realizes a tunnel diode, in contrast to its regular Schottky Barrier Diode designation...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811024/aptamer-induced-multicoloured-au-ncs-mos2-switch-on-fluorescence-resonance-energy-transfer-biosensor-for-dual-color-simultaneous-detection-of-multiple-tumor-markers-by-single-wavelength-excitation
#18
Shenghao Xu, Xiuying Feng, Teng Gao, Gufan Liu, Yaning Mao, Jiehua Lin, Xijuan Yu, Xiliang Luo
An aptamer induced "switch on" fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) biosensor for the simultaneous detection of multiple tumor markers (e.g., AFP and CEA) combining molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) nanosheets with multicolored Au NCs by a single excitation was developed for the first time. Here, AFP aptamer functionalized green colored Au NCs (510 nm) and CEA aptamer functionalized red colored Au NCs (650 nm) are used as energy donors, while MoS2 is used as energy receptor. On the basis of recording the change of the recovered fluorescence intensity at 510 nm and 650 nm upon the addition of targets CEA and AFP, these two tumor markers can be simultaneously quantitatively detected, with detection limits of 0...
August 29, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810989/comparison-of-circumference-body-composition-measurements-and-eight-point-bioelectrical-impedance-analysis-to-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry-to-measure-body-fat-percentage
#19
Travis M Combest, Robin S Howard, Anne M Andrews
BACKGROUND: To compare the circumference measurement (CM) body composition method and 8-point segmental bioelectrical impedance analysis (DSM-BIA) to dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) in military members. OBJECTIVE: The objective was to compare three body composition methods. Our hypothesis was the CM is as accurate as DSM-BIA and DEXA in assessing body fat percentage (%BF). DESIGN: Cross sectional, observational study. PARTICIPANTS/SETTING: Healthy active duty military males and nonpregnant females...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809417/co9s8-nanoparticles-anchored-on-nitrogen-and-sulfur-dual-doped-carbon-nanosheets-as-highly-efficient-bifunctional-electrocatalyst-for-oxygen-evolution-and-reduction-reactions
#20
Can Wu, Yuhang Zhang, Duo Dong, Haiming Xie, Jinghong Li
To promote the practical application of electrochemical energy storage and conversion systems, nonprecious electrocatalysts of low cost and with highly efficient performance in oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) and oxygen evolution reaction (OER) are highly desired. In this work, a cubic sodium chloride (NaCl) crystal-templated strategy is proposed for coupling Co9S8 nanoparticles to nitrogen- and sulfur-doped carbon nanosheets (Co9S8/N,S-CNS) by facile pyrolysis. The nitrogen and sulfur dual-doped carbon nanosheets can effectively prevent the aggregation of Co9S8 nanoparticles and greatly improve the conductivity of the hybrid structure...
August 15, 2017: Nanoscale
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