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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535650/-texture-analysis-based-on-contrast-enhanced-mri-can-predict-treatment-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-of-breast-cancer
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S H Sun, C W Zhou, L Y Zhao, R Z Zhang, H Ouyang
Objective: To investigate whether texture analysis based on contrast-enhanced MRI can predict pathological complete response of locally advanced breast cancer undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy(NAC). Methods: Forty-seven patients with breast cancer undergone neoadjuvant chemotherapy from January 2015 to February 2016 were divided into pathological complete response (pCR) group or non-pathological complete response (non-pCR) group based on surgical pathology. Their parameters of texture analysis based on MRI before neoadjuvant chemotherapy and after 2 cycles of treatment were analyzed...
May 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535640/-study-of-diffusion-weighted-imaging-in-combination-with-conventional-mri-signs-for-inflammation-activity-of-chronic-hepatitis-b
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H W Ren, H Y Ye, W M An, J H Dong, Y Liu
Objective: To study the correlation between ADC values of diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) and the pathological grading in inflammation activity of chronic hepatitis B, and combined with conventional MRI features to predict the diagnosis effectiveness. Methods: A total of 142 cases of patients with chronic hepatitis B were selected as inflammatory group in 302 Hospital of PLA from January 2014 to December 2015, while 20 cases of healthy subjects without history of liver disease were chosen as control group...
May 23, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535471/graphene-oxide-supported-carbon-nanofiber-like-network-derived-from-polyaniline-a-novel-composite-for-enhanced-glucose-oxidase-bioelectrode-performance
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Zepeng Kang, Kailong Jiao, Xinping Xu, Ruiyun Peng, Shuqiang Jiao, Zongqian Hu
A three-dimensional architecture of PANI@GO hybrid was synthesized via in-situ polymerization of aniline monomers on the surface of graphene oxide (GO) and carbonized at 1600°C. The SEM images showed that surfaces of planar GO were covered by a compact nanofiber-like polyaniline (PANI) layer which presented an interconnected network. Nanofiber-like PANI on the GO surface was mostly preserved and became the carbon nanofibers (CNFs) after carbonization. The TEM images showed that the carbonized PANI grew seamlessly on the GO surface and served as conductive "network" between interlayers of GO...
May 12, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535389/human-memory-brain-state-dependent-effects-of%C3%A2-stimulation
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Simon Hanslmayr, Frederic Roux
A new study shows that direct stimulation of memory-relevant brain areas can enhance memory performance, but only when stimulation is applied during brain states associated with poor memory outcome - stimulation during optimal states results in a decrease in memory.
May 22, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535352/a-hierarchical-phosphorus-nanobarbed-nanowire-hybrid%C3%AF-its-structure-and-electrochemical-properties
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Dan Zhao, Beibei Li, Jinying Zhang, Xin Li, Dingbin Xiao, Chengcheng Fu, Lihui Zhang, Zhihui Li, Jun Li, Daxian Cao, Chunming Niu
Nanostructured phosphorus-carbon composites are promising materials for Li-ion and Na-ion battery anodes. A hierarchical phosphorus hybrid, SiC@graphene@P, has been synthesized by chemical vapor deposition of phosphorous on the surfaces of barbed nanowires, where the barbs are vertically grown graphene nanosheets and the cores are SiC nanowires. A temperature gradient vaporization-condensation method has been used to remove the unhybridized phosphorous particles formed by homogeneous nucleation. The vertically grown barb shaped graphene nanosheets and high concentration of edge carbon atoms induced a fibrous red phosphorus (f-RP) growth with its {001} planes in parallel to {002} planes of nanographene sheets and led to a strong interpenetrated interface interaction between phosphorous and the surfaces of graphene nanosheets...
May 23, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535334/maximizing-the-photocatalytic-activity-of-metal-organic-frameworks-with-aminated-functionalized-linkers-sub-stoichiometric-effects-in-mil-125-nh2
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Matthew Chambers, Xia Wang, Laura Ellezam, Ovidiu Ersen, Marc Fontecave, Clément Sanchez, Laurence Rozes, Caroline Mellot-Draznieks
Despite the promise of utilizing metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) as highly tunable photocatalytic materials, systematic studies that interrogate the relationship between their catalytic performances and the amount of function-alized linkers are lacking. Aminated linkers are known to enhance the absorption of light and afford photocatalysis with MOFs under visible-light irradiation. However, the manner in which the photocatalytic performances are impacted by the amount of such linkers is poorly understood. Here, we assess the photocatalytic activity of MIL-125, a TiO2/1,4-benzenedicarboxylate (bdc) MOF for the oxidation of benzyl alcohol to benzaldehyde when increasing amounts of bdc-NH2 linkers (0%, 20%, 46%, 70% and 100%) are incorporated in the framework...
May 23, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535120/differentiation-of-recurrent-glioblastoma-from-delayed-radiation-necrosis-by-using-voxel-based-multiparametric-analysis-of-mr-imaging-data
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Ra Gyoung Yoon, Ho Sung Kim, Myeong Ju Koh, Woo Hyun Shim, Seung Chai Jung, Sang Joon Kim, Jeong Hoon Kim
Purpose To assess a volume-weighted voxel-based multiparametric (MP) clustering method as an imaging biomarker to differentiate recurrent glioblastoma from delayed radiation necrosis. Materials and Methods The institutional review board approved this retrospective study and waived the informed consent requirement. Seventy-five patients with pathologic analysis-confirmed recurrent glioblastoma (n = 42) or radiation necrosis (n = 33) who presented with enlarged contrast material-enhanced lesions at magnetic resonance (MR) imaging after they completed concurrent chemotherapy and radiation therapy were enrolled...
May 23, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535064/ten-fold-enhancement-of-inas-nanowire-photoluminescence-emission-with-an-inp-passivation-layer
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Pamela Jurczak, Yunyan Zhang, Jiang Wu, Ana M Sanchez, Martin Aagesen, Huiyun Liu
In this letter, we demonstrate that a significant improvement of optical performance of InAs nanowires can be achieved by capping the core InAs nanowires with a thin InP shell, which successfully passivates the surface states reducing the rate of non-radiative recombination. The improvements have been confirmed by detailed photoluminescence measurements, which showed up to ten-fold increase in the intensity of room-temperature photoluminescence from the capped InAs/InP nanowires compared to the sample with core-only InAs nanowires...
May 23, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535030/sulfonated-holey-graphene-oxide-shgo-filled-sulfonated-poly-ether-ether-ketone-membrane-the-role-of-holes-in-the-shgo-in-improving-its-performance-as-proton-exchange-membrane-for-direct-methanol-fuel-cells
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Zhong-Jie Jiang, Zhongqing Jiang, Xiaoning Na Tian, Lijuan Luo, Meilin Liu
Sulfonated holey graphene oxides (SHGOs) have synthesized by the etching of sulfonated graphene oxides with concentrated HNO3 under the assistance of ultrasonication. These SHGOs could be used as the fillers for the sulfonated aromatic poly(ether ether ketone) (SPEEK) membrane. The obtained SHGO incorporated SPEEK membrane has a uniform and dense structure, exhibiting the higher performance as proton exchange membranes (PEMs), for instance, higher proton conductivity, lower activation energy for proton conduction, and comparable methanol permeability, as compared to Nafion® 112...
May 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535028/preparation-of-highly-thermally-conductive-polymer-composite-at-low-filler-content-via-a-self-assembly-process-between-polystyrene-microsphere-and-boron-nitride-nanosheet
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Xiongwei Wang, Peiyi Wu
Rational distribution and orientation of boron nitride nanosheets (BNNSs) are very significant for a polymer/BNNS composite to obtain a high thermal conductivity at low filler content. In this paper, a high-performance thermal interface material based on exfoliated BNNSs and polystyrene microspheres was fabricated by latex blending and subsequent compression molding. In this case, BNNSs and polystyrene (PS) microspheres would firstly self-asemble to form the complex microspheres via strong electrostatic interactions between them...
May 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534989/enhanced-cancer-stem-cell-properties-of-a-mitotically-quiescent-subpopulation-of-p75ntr-positive-cells-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Hirofumi Kojima, Tomoyuki Okumura, Tetsuji Yamaguchi, Takeshi Miwa, Yutaka Shimada, Takuya Nagata
Mitotically quiescent cancer stem cells (CSCs) possess higher malignant potential than other CSCs, indicating their higher contribution to therapeutic resistance than that of other CSCs. In esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), p75 neurotrophin receptor (p75NTR) is expressed in a candidate CSC population showing high tumorigenicity and chemoresistance. In the present study, we isolated and characterized quiescent CSCs population in ESCC based on p75NTR expression and cell cycle status. Expression of p75NTR and Ki-67 in ESCC cell lines (KYSE cells) and surgically resected ESCC specimens was detected by performing immunocytochemical analysis...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534984/ccl21-ccr7-interaction-promotes-cellular-migration-and-invasion-via-modulation-of-the-mek-erk1-2-signaling-pathway-and-correlates-with-lymphatic-metastatic-spread-and-poor-prognosis-in-urinary-bladder-cancer
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Yang Xiong, Fang Huang, Xiaozhou Li, Zhi Chen, Deyun Feng, Haiying Jiang, Wei Chen, Xiangyang Zhang
Lymph node metastasis in patients with urinary bladder cancer (UBC) is always associated with poor prognosis and is the determinant for tumor staging and the development of treatment regimens; however, its underlying mechanisms remain to be studied. Immunohistochemical staining of tumor sections from 62 UBC patients was performed using CCR7, D2-40 and CD34 antibodies. We showed that increased CCR7 expression was significantly associated with positive lymph node status (P=0.008), pT3-T4 tumor stage (P=0.015), tumor grade (P=0...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534981/loss-of-csmd1-expression-disrupts-mammary-duct-formation-while-enhancing-proliferation-migration-and-invasion
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Mohamed Kamal, Deborah L Holliday, Ewan E Morrison, Valerie Speirs, Carmel Toomes, Sandra M Bell
The CUB and sushi multiple domains 1 (CSMD1) gene maps to chromosome 8p23, a region deleted in many cancers. Loss of CSMD1 expression is associated with poor prognosis in breast cancer suggesting that it acts as a tumour suppressor in this cancer. However, the function of CSMD1 is largely unknown. Herein, we investigated CSMD1 functions in cell line models. CSMD1 expression was suppressed in MCF10A and LNCaP cells using short hairpin RNA. Functional assays were performed focusing on the 'normal' MCF10A cell line...
May 22, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534966/microrna-92a-promotes-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-through-activation-of-pten-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-metastasis
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Chaojing Lu, Zhengxiang Shan, Jiang Hong, Lixin Yang
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have important roles in various cancers, including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Although several miRNAs have reported to be involved in the development of NSCLC, understanding the regulatory roles of other miRNAs in NSCLC is essential. Therefore, the aim of the current study was to explore the roles and mechanisms of screened miRNAs in NSCLC. First, the differentially expressed miRNAs that were screened based on GSE29248 microarray data retrieved from Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO)...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534918/fabrication-of-metal-semiconductor-nanocomposites-by-selective-laser-nano-welding
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Huiwu Yu, Xiangyou Li, Zhongqi Hao, Wei Xiong, Lianbo Guo, Yongfeng Lu, Rongxing Yi, Jiaming Li, Xinyan Yang, Xiaoyan Zeng
A green and simple method to prepare metal/semiconductor nanocomposites by selective laser nano-welding metal and semiconductor nanoparticles was presented, in which the sizes, phases, and morphologies of the components can be maintained. Many types of nanocomposites (such as Ag/TiO2, Ag/SnO2, Ag/ZnO2, Pt/TiO2, Pt/SnO2, and Pt/ZnO) can be prepared by this method and their corresponding performances were enhanced.
May 23, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534793/an-information-theoretic-cluster-visualization-for-self-organizing-maps
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Leonardo Enzo Brito da Silva, Donald C Wunsch
Improved data visualization will be a significant tool to enhance cluster analysis. In this paper, an information-theoretic-based method for cluster visualization using self-organizing maps (SOMs) is presented. The information-theoretic visualization (IT-vis) has the same structure as the unified distance matrix, but instead of depicting Euclidean distances between adjacent neurons, it displays the similarity between the distributions associated with adjacent neurons. Each SOM neuron has an associated subset of the data set whose cardinality controls the granularity of the IT-vis and with which the first- and second-order statistics are computed and used to estimate their probability density functions...
May 17, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534720/spatial-and-visual-reasoning-do-these-abilities-improve-in-first-year-veterinary-medical-students-exposed-to-an-integrated-curriculum
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J Claudio Gutierrez, Munashe Chigerwe, Jan E Ilkiw, Patricia Youngblood, Steven D Holladay, Sakti Srivastava
Spatial visualization ability refers to the human cognitive ability to form, retrieve, and manipulate mental models of spatial nature. Visual reasoning ability has been linked to spatial ability. There is currently limited information about how entry-level spatial and visual reasoning abilities may predict veterinary anatomy performance or may be enhanced with progression through the veterinary anatomy content in an integrated curriculum. The present study made use of two tests that measure spatial ability, and one test that measures visual reasoning ability in veterinary students: Guay's Visualization of Views Test, adapted version (GVVT), the Mental Rotations Test (MRT), and Raven's Advanced Progressive Matrices Test, short form (RavenT)...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534612/sers-activated-platforms-for-immunoassay-probes-encoding-methods-and-applications
#18
Zhuyuan Wang, Shenfei Zong, Lei Wu, Dan Zhu, Yiping Cui
Owing to their excellent multiplexing ability, high sensitivity, and large dynamic range, immunoassays using surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) as the readout signal have found prosperous applications in fields such as disease diagnosis, environmental surveillance, and food safety supervision. Various ever-increasing demands have promoted SERS-based immunoassays from the classical sandwich-type ones to those integrated with fascinating automatic platforms (e.g., test strips and microfluidic chips). As recent years have witnessed impressive progress in SERS immunoassays, we try to comprehensively cover SERS-based immunoassays from their basic working principles to specific applications...
May 23, 2017: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534609/au-promoted-nickel-iron-layered-double-hydroxide-nanoarrays-a-modular-catalyst-enabling-high-performance-oxygen-evolution
#19
Wenxin Zhu, Lizhi Liu, Zhihao Yue, Wentao Zhang, Xiaoyue Yue, Jing Wang, Shaoxuan Yu, Li Wang, Jianlong Wang
Oxygen evolution reaction (OER) has played a pivotal role in many energy conversion and storage technologies like water electrolysis, fuel cells, and metal-air batteries. However, the slow kinetics of OER limit the performance and commercialization of such devices. Herein, we report on NiFe LDH@Au hybrid nanoarrays on Ni foam for much enhanced OER. By hybridization of electronegative Au and NiFe LDH with intrinsic remarkable OER catalytic activity, this modular electrode could drive an overall ultrahigh-performance and robust OER in base with the demand of overpotentials of only 221, 235 and 270 mV to afford 50, 100 and 500 mA cm-2, respectively...
May 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534592/thermo-electrochemical-cells-for-waste-heat-harvesting-progress-and-perspectives
#20
M F Dupont, D R MacFarlane, J M Pringle
Thermo-electrochemical cells (also called thermocells) are promising devices for harvesting waste heat for the sustainable production of energy. Research into thermocells has increased significantly in recent years, driven by advantages such as their ability to continuously convert heat into electrical energy without producing emissions or consuming materials. Until relatively recently, the commercial viability of thermocells was limited by their low power output and conversion efficiency. However, there have lately been significant advances in thermocell performance as a result of improvements to the electrode materials, electrolyte and redox chemistry and various features of the cell design...
May 23, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
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