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Svetlana Antić-Mladenović, Tina Frohne, Mirjana Kresović, Hans-Joachim Stärk, Dubravka Savić, Vlado Ličina, Jörg Rinklebe
To our knowledge, this is the first work to mechanistically study the impact of the redox potential (EH) and principal factors, such as pH, iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), dissolved organic carbon (DOC), dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC), chlorides (Cl(-)) and sulfates (SO4(2-)), on the release dynamics of thallium (Tl) in periodically flooded soil. We simulated flooding using an automated biogeochemical microcosm system that allows for systematical control of pre-defined redox windows. The EH value was increased mechanistically at intervals of approximately 100 mV from reducing (-211 mV) to oxidizing (475 mV) conditions...
March 16, 2017: Chemosphere
Christine H Feng, Yasmin Hasan, Malgorzata Kopec, Hania A Al-Hallaq
We performed a dosimetric comparison of sequential IMRT (sIMRT) and simultaneously integrated boost (SIB) IMRT to boost PET-avid lymph nodes while concurrently treating pelvic targets to determine the potential of SIB IMRT to reduce overall treatment duration in locally advanced cervical cancer. Ten patients receiving definitive radiation therapy were identified retrospectively. RTOG consensus guidelines were followed to delineate the clinical target volume and organs at risk (OAR), which were then expanded per IMRT consortium guidelines to yield the planning target volume (PTV)...
September 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
Johannes Friedrich, Pengcheng Zhou, Liam Paninski
Fluorescent calcium indicators are a popular means for observing the spiking activity of large neuronal populations, but extracting the activity of each neuron from raw fluorescence calcium imaging data is a nontrivial problem. We present a fast online active set method to solve this sparse non-negative deconvolution problem. Importantly, the algorithm progresses through each time series sequentially from beginning to end, thus enabling real-time online estimation of neural activity during the imaging session...
March 14, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
Yuanjie Zheng, Yu Wang, Wanzhen Jiao, Sujuan Hou, Yanju Ren, Maoling Qin, Dewen Hou, Chao Luo, Hong Wang, James Gee, Bojun Zhao
In this paper, we introduce a novel feature-point-matching based framework for achieving an optimized joint-alignment of sequential images from multispectral imaging (MSI). It solves a low-rank and semidefinite matrix that stores all pairwise-image feature-mappings by minimizing the total amount of point-to-point matching cost via a convex optimization of a semidefinite programming formulation. This unique strategy takes a complete consideration of the information aggregated by all point-matching costs and enables the entire set of pairwise-image feature-mappings to be solved simultaneously and near-optimally...
February 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
Sini Hämäläinen, Viljami Sairanen, Alina Leminen, Minna Lehtonen
Learning and speaking a second language (L2) may result in profound changes in the human brain. Here, we investigated local structural differences along two language-related white matter trajectories, the arcuate fasciculus and the inferior fronto-occipital fasciculus (IFOF), between early simultaneous bilinguals and late sequential bilinguals. We also examined whether early exposure to two languages might lead to a more bilateral structural organization of the arcuate fasciculus. Fractional anisotropy, mean and radial diffusivities (FA, MD, and RD respectively) were extracted to analyse tract-specific changes...
March 2, 2017: NeuroImage
Cedric Lion, Clémence Simon, Brigitte Huss, Anne-Sophie Blervacq, Louis Tirot, Djadidi Toybou, Corentin Spriet, Christian Slomianny, Yann Guerardel, Simon Hawkins, Christophe Biot
A better in vivo understanding of lignin formation within plant cell walls will contribute to improving the valorization of plant-derived biomass. Although bioorthogonal chemistry provides a promising platform to study the lignification process, methodologies that simultaneously detect multiple chemical reporters in living organisms are still scarce. Here, we have developed an original bioorthogonal labeling imaging sequential strategy (BLISS) to visualize and analyze the incorporation of both p-hydroxyphenyl (H) and guaiacyl (G) units into lignin in vivo with a combination of strain-promoted and copper-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloadditions...
March 16, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
Shouvik Mitra, Himadri Sekhar Sasmal, Tanay Kundu, Sharath Kandambeth, Kavya S Illath, David Díaz Díaz, Rahul Banerjee
Covalent organic nanosheets (CONs) have emerged as a new class of functional two-dimensional (2D) porous organic polymeric materials with a high accessible surface, diverse functionality and chemical stability. They could become a versa-tile candidate for targeted drug delivery. Despite their many advantages, there are limitations to use them for target specific drug delivery. We anticipated that these drawbacks could be overturned by judicious postsynthetic modification steps to use CONs for targeted drug delivery...
March 3, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
Pedro Torres, Francisco Batista-Viera
The use of ketohexose isomerases is a powerful tool in lactose whey processing, but these enzymes can be very sensitive and expensive. Development of immobilized/stabilized biocatalysts could be a further option to improve the process. In this work, β-galactosidase from Bacillus circulans, l-arabinose (d-galactose) isomerase from Enterococcus faecium, and d-xylose (d-glucose) isomerase from Streptomyces rubiginosus were immobilized individually onto Eupergit C and Eupergit C 250 L. Immobilized activity yields were over 90% in all cases...
February 22, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Asu Ziylan-Yavas, Nilsun H Ince
The study is about the assessment of single and multi-frequency operations for the overall degradation of a widely consumed analgesic pharmaceutical-ibuprofen (IBP). The selected frequencies were in the range of 20-1130kHz emissions coming from probes, baths and piezo-electric transducers attached to plate-type devices. Multi-frequency operations were applied either simultaneously as "duals", or sequentially at fixed time intervals; and the total reaction time in all operations was 30-min. The work also covers evaluation of the effect of zero-valent iron (ZVI) on the efficiency of the degradation process and the performance of the reaction systems...
January 26, 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
Brian J Meagher, Paulo F Carvalho, Robert L Goldstone, Robert M Nosofsky
Subjects learned to classify images of rocks into the categories igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary. In accord with the real-world structure of these categories, the to-be-classified rocks in the experiments had a dispersed similarity structure. Our central hypothesis was that learning of these complex categories would be improved through observational study of organized, simultaneous displays of the multiple rock tokens. In support of this hypothesis, a technique that included the presentation of the simultaneous displays during phases of the learning process yielded improved acquisition (Experiment 1) and generalization (Experiment 2) compared to methods that relied solely on sequential forms of study and testing...
February 24, 2017: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
Seiya Ishino, Susumu Takahashi, Masaaki Ogawa, Yoshio Sakurai
Planning of multi-step actions based on the retrieval of acquired information is essential for efficient foraging. The hippocampus (HPC) and prefrontal cortex (PFC) may play critical roles in this process. However, in rodents, many studies investigating such roles utilized T-maze tasks that only require one-step actions (i.e., selection of one of two alternatives), in which memory retrieval and selection of an action based on the retrieval cannot be clearly differentiated. In monkeys, PFC has been suggested to be involved in planning of multi-step actions; however, the synchrony between HPC and PFC has not been evaluated...
February 23, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
Michelle Karg, Dana Kulić
Movement primitives are elementary motion units and can be combined sequentially or simultaneously to compose more complex movement sequences. A movement primitive timeseries consist of a sequence of motion phases. This progression through a set of motion phases can be modeled by Hidden Markov Models (HMMs). HMMs are stochastic processes that model time series data as the evolution of a hidden state variable through a discrete set of possible values, where each state value is associated with an observation (emission) probability...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
Lucie Attout, Marie-Pascale Noël, Marie-Cécile Nassogne, Laurence Rousselle
Most studies on magnitude representation have focused on the visual modality with no possibility of disentangling the influence of visuo-spatial skills and short-term memory (STM) abilities on quantification processes. This study examines this issue in patients with Turner syndrome (TS), a genetic condition characterized by a specific cognitive profile frequently associating poor mathematical achievement, low spatial skills and reduced STM abilities. In order to identify the influence of visuo-spatial and STM processing on numerical magnitude abilities, twenty female participants with TS and twenty control female participants matched for verbal IQ and education level were administered a series of magnitude comparison tasks...
2017: PloS One
Sujala Maharjan, Jason M Gold, Robert Sekuler
Vision is often characterized as a spatial sense, but what does that characterization imply about the relative ease of processing visual information distributed over time rather than over space? Three experiments addressed this question, using stimuli comprising random luminances. For some stimuli, individual items were presented sequentially, at 8 Hz; for other stimuli, individual items were presented simultaneously, as horizontal spatial arrays. For temporal sequences, subjects judged whether each of the last four luminances matched the corresponding luminance in the first four; for spatial arrays, they judged whether each of the right-hand four luminances matched the corresponding left-hand luminance...
February 9, 2017: Attention, Perception & Psychophysics
Heena Brahmbhatt, Michael Boivin, Victor Ssempijja, Joseph Kagaayi, Godfrey Kigozi, David Serwadda, Avy Violari, Ronald H Gray
INTRODUCTION: The impact of HIV infection and antiretroviral therapy (ART) on neurocognitive outcomes among children aged 7 to 14 years was assessed. We hypothesized that ART would ameliorate neurocognitive sequelae of HIV infection. METHODS: HIV-positive and negative mother-child pairs from the Rakai Community Cohort Study (RCCS) and ART clinics in Rakai, Uganda were followed prospectively over 4 years. Exposures were stratified as: Perinatally HIV Infected (PHIV), Perinatally HIV Exposed but Uninfected (PHEU), and HIV Unexposed and Uninfected (HUU)...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
Yunyi Li, Andrew B Cundy, Jingxuan Feng, Hang Fu, Xiaojing Wang, Yangsheng Liu
Large amounts of chromite ore processing residue (COPR) wastes have been deposited in many countries worldwide, generating significant contamination issues from the highly mobile and toxic hexavalent chromium species (Cr(VI)). In this study, sodium dithionite (Na2S2O4) was used to reduce Cr(VI) to Cr(III) in COPR containing high available Fe, and then sodium phosphate (Na3PO4) was utilized to further immobilize Cr(III), via a two-step procedure (TSP). Remediation and immobilization processes and mechanisms were systematically investigated using batch experiments, sequential extraction studies, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
Peilin Han, Qingbo Cui, Shulong Yang, Hao Wang, Peng Gao, Zhaozhu Li
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) on the proliferation and differentiation of tendon-derived stem cells (TDSC). RESULTS: TNF-α inhibits the proliferation and tenogenic/osteogenic differentiation of TDSC but, after simultaneous or sequential treatment with TGF-β1 and TNF-α, the expression of tenogenic/osteogenic-related marker and proliferation of TDSC was significantly increased...
February 2, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
Magdalena Krieber, Katrin D Bartl-Pokorny, Florian B Pokorny, Dajie Zhang, Karin Landerl, Christof Körner, Franz Pernkopf, Thomas Pock, Christa Einspieler, Peter B Marschik
The present study aimed to define differences between silent and oral reading with respect to spatial and temporal eye movement parameters. Eye movements of 22 German-speaking adolescents (14 females; mean age = 13;6 years;months) were recorded while reading an age-appropriate text silently and orally. Preschool cognitive abilities were assessed at the participants' age of 5;7 (years;months) using the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children. The participants' reading speed and reading comprehension at the age of 13;6 (years;months) were determined using a standardized inventory to evaluate silent reading skills in German readers (Lesegeschwindigkeits- und -verständnistest für Klassen 6-12)...
2017: PloS One
Teng Zhang, Ming-Jun Zhu
A study on the fed-batch simultaneous saccharification and co-fermentation (SSCF) of Fenton reaction combined with NaOH pretreated sugarcane bagasse (SCB) at a high solid loading of 10-30% (w/v) was investigated. Enzyme feeding mode, substrate feeding mode and combination of both were compared with the batch mode under respective solid loadings. Ethanol concentrations of above 80g/L were obtained in batch and enzyme feeding modes at a solid loading of 30% (w/v). Enzyme feeding mode was found to increase ethanol productivity and reduce enzyme loading to a value of 1...
April 2017: Bioresource Technology
Jin Xu
In this paper, we present a novel computing model, called probe machine (PM). Unlike the turing machine (TM), PM is a fully parallel computing model in the sense that it can simultaneously process multiple pairs of data, rather than sequentially process every pair of linearly adjacent data. We establish the mathematical model of PM as a nine-tuple consisting of data library, probe library, data controller, probe controller, probe operation, computing platform, detector, true solution storage, and residue collector...
May 9, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
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