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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214969/attached-and-suspended-denitrifier-communities-in-pristine-limestone-aquifers-harbor-high-fractions-of-potential-autotrophs-oxidizing-reduced-iron-and-sulfur-compounds
#1
M Herrmann, S Opitz, R Harzer, K U Totsche, K Küsel
Oxygen and nitrate availability as well as the presence of suitable organic or inorganic electron donors are strong drivers of denitrification; however, the factors influencing denitrifier abundance and community composition in pristine aquifers are not well understood. We explored the denitrifier community structure of suspended and attached groundwater microorganisms in two superimposed limestone aquifer assemblages with contrasting oxygen regime in the Hainich Critical Zone Exploratory (Germany). Attached communities were retrieved from freshly crushed parent rock material which had been exposed for colonization in two groundwater wells (12...
February 18, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213638/hung-out-to-dry-intraspecific-variation-in-water-loss-in-a-hibernating-bat
#2
Brandon J Klüg-Baerwald, R Mark Brigham
Hibernation is a period of water deficit for some small mammals, and humidity strongly influences hibernation patterns. Dry conditions reduce length of torpor bouts, stimulate arousals, and decrease overwinter survival. To mitigate these effects, many small mammals hibernate in near saturated (100% RH) conditions. However, big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus) hibernate in a wider variety of conditions and tolerate lower humidity than most other bats. To assess arid tolerance in this species, we compared torpid metabolic rates (TMR) and rates of total evaporative water loss (TEWL) between two populations of E...
February 17, 2017: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213151/automatic-method-for-estimation-of-in-situ-effective-contact-angle-from-x-ray-micro-tomography-images-of-two-phase-flow-in-porous-media
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Alessio Scanziani, Kamaljit Singh, Martin J Blunt, Alberto Guadagnini
Multiphase flow in porous media is strongly influenced by the wettability of the system, which affects the arrangement of the interfaces of different phases residing in the pores. We present a method for estimating the effective contact angle, which quantifies the wettability and controls the local capillary pressure within the complex pore space of natural rock samples, based on the physical constraint of constant curvature of the interface between two fluids. This algorithm is able to extract a large number of measurements from a single rock core, resulting in a characteristic distribution of effective in situ contact angle for the system, that is modelled as a truncated Gaussian probability density distribution...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212857/temporal-modulations-in-speech-and-music
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REVIEW
Nai Ding, Aniruddh D Patel, Lin Chen, Henry Butler, Cheng Luo, David Poeppel
Speech and music have structured rhythms. Here we discuss a major acoustic correlate of spoken and musical rhythms, the slow (0.25- 32Hz) temporal modulations in sound intensity and compare the modulation properties of speech and music. We analyze these modulations using over 25hours of speech and over 39hours of recordings of Western music. We show that the speech modulation spectrum is highly consistent across 9 languages (including languages with typologically different rhythmic characteristics). A different, but similarly consistent modulation spectrum is observed for music, including classical music played by single instruments of different types, symphonic, jazz, and rock...
February 14, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212511/arsenic-hyperaccumulator-pteris-vittata-efficiently-solubilized-phosphate-rock-to-sustain-plant-growth-and-as-uptake
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Jing-Wei Fu, Xue Liu, Yong-He Han, Hanyi Mei, Yue Cao, Letuzia M de Oliveira, Yungen Liu, Bala Rathinasabapathi, Yanshan Chen, Lena Q Ma
Phosphorus (P) is one of the most important nutrients for phytoremediation of arsenic (As)-contaminated soils. In this study, we demonstrated that As-hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata was efficient in acquiring P from insoluble phosphate rock (PR). When supplemented with PR as the sole P source in hydroponic systems, P. vittata accumulated 49% and 28% higher P in the roots and fronds than the -P treatment. In contrast, non-hyperaccumulator Pteris ensiformis was unable to solubilize P from PR. To gain insights into PR solubilization by plants, organic acids in plant root exudates were analyzed by HPLC...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211737/poynting-robertson-like-drag-at-the-sun-s-surface
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Ian Cunnyngham, Marcelo Emilio, Jeff Kuhn, Isabelle Scholl, Rock Bush
The Sun's internal rotation Ω(r,Θ) has previously been measured using helioseismology techniques and found to be a complex function of colatitude θ and radius r. From helioseismology and observations of apparently "rooted" solar magnetic tracers, we know that the surface rotates more slowly than much of the interior. The cause of this slow-down is not understood, but it is important for understanding stellar rotation generally and any plausible theory of the solar interior. A new analysis using 5-min solar p-mode limb oscillations as a rotation "tracer" finds an even larger velocity gradient in a thin region at the top of the photosphere...
February 3, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209805/effects-of-photophase-illuminance-on-locomotor-activity-urine-production-and-urinary-6-sulfatoxymelatonin-in-nocturnal-and-diurnal-south-african-rodents
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Ingrid van der Merwe, Maria K Oosthuizen, Andre Ganswindt, Abraham Haim, Nigel C Bennett
Effects of photophase illuminance (1, 10, 100 and 330 lux of white incandescent lighting) on daily rhythms of locomotor activity, urine production and 6-sulfatoxymelatonin (6-SMT; 10 lux vs. 330 lux) were studied in nocturnal Namaqua rock mice (Micaelamys namaquensis) and diurnal four striped field mice (Rhabdomys pumilio). Micaelamys namaquensis was consistently nocturnal (∼90-94% nocturnal activity), whereas considerable individual variation marked activity profiles in R. pumilio, but with activity mostly pronounced around twilight (∼55-66% diurnal activity)...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208502/separation-of-cyclic-and-starlike-hierarchical-dominance-in-evolutionary-matrix-games
#8
György Szabó, Kinga S Bodó, Keivan Aghababaei Samani
We study antisymmetric components of matrices characterizing pair interactions in multistrategy evolutionary games. Based on the dyadic decomposition of matrices we distinguish cyclic and starlike hierarchical dominance in the appropriate components. In the symmetric matrix games the strengths of these elementary components are determined. The general features and intrinsic symmetries of these interactions are represented by directed graphs. It is found that the variation of a single matrix component modifies simultaneously the strengths of two starlike hierarchical basis games and many other independent rock-paper-scissors type cyclic basis games...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208020/graphene-oxide-induced-perturbation-to-plasma-membrane-and-cytoskeletal-meshwork-sensitize-cancer-cells-to-chemotherapeutic-agents
#9
Jianqiang Zhu, Ming Xu, Ming Gao, Zhihong Zhang, Yong Xu, Tian Xia, Sijin Liu
The outstanding physicochemical properties endow graphene materials (e.g., graphene oxide, GO) with beneficial potentials in diverse biomedical fields such as bioimaging, drug delivery, and biomolecular detection. GO recently emerged as a chemosensitizer; however, the detailed molecular basis underlying GO-conducted sensitization and corresponding biological effects are still elusive. Based on our recent findings that GO treatment at sublethal concentrations could impair the general cellular priming state, including disorders of plasma membrane and cytoskeleton construction, we aimed here to explore the mechanism of GO as a sensitizer to make cancer cells more susceptible to chemotherapeutic agents...
February 20, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207835/identification-of-plant-cells-in-black-pigments-of-prehistoric-spanish-levantine-rock-art-by-means-of-a-multi-analytical-approach-a-new-method-for-social-identity-materialization-using-cha%C3%A3-ne-op%C3%A3-ratoire
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Esther López-Montalvo, Clodoaldo Roldán, Ernestina Badal, Sonia Murcia-Mascarós, Valentín Villaverde
We present a new multi-analytical approach to the characterization of black pigments in Spanish Levantine rock art. This new protocol seeks to identify the raw materials that were used, as well as reconstruct the different technical gestures and decision-making processes involved in the obtaining of these black pigments. For the first of these goals, the pictorial matter of the black figurative motifs documented at the Les Dogues rock art shelter (Ares del Maestre, Castellón, Spain) was characterized through the combination of physicochemical and archeobotanical analyses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207594/using-high-technology-simulators-to-prepare-anesthesia-providers-before-implementation-of-a-new-electronic-health-record-module-a-technical-report
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Ari Y Weintraub, Ellen S Deutsch, Roberta L Hales, Newton A Buchanan, Whitney L Rock, Mohamed A Rehman
Learning to use a new electronic anesthesia information management system can be challenging. Documenting anesthetic events, medication administration, and airway management in an unfamiliar system while simultaneously caring for a patient with the vigilance required for safe anesthesia can be distracting and risky. This technical report describes a vendor-agnostic approach to training using a high-technology manikin in a simulated clinical scenario. Training was feasible and valued by participants but required a combination of electronic and manual components...
February 15, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205678/prevalence-and-risk-of-penile-hpv-infection-evidence-from-the-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2013-14
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Ashish A Deshmukh, Rebecca J Tanner, Maya C Luetke, Young-Rock Hong, Kalyani Sonawane, Arch G Mainous
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 16, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205457/amoebic-gill-disease-outbreak-in-marine-fish-cultured-in-korea
#13
Wi-Sik Kim, Kyoung-Hui Kong, Jong-Oh Kim, Sung-Ju Jung, Jeong-Ho Kim, Myung-Joo Oh
In 2015, 6.7-60% mortality was observed in black seabream ( Acanthopagrus schlegelii), rock bream ( Oplegnathus fasciatus), and gray mullet ( Mugil cephalus) farmed in the southern coast of Korea. On examination, numerous amoebae were found on the gills of these 3 fish species with detection rate of 100%. Some rock bream and gray mullet were coinfected with bacteria ( Pseudomonas anguilliseptica, Vibrio tapetis, or Vibrio anguillarum). Histologic examination revealed extensive hyperplastic epithelium and lamellar fusion in the gills...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205330/effect-of-matrix-stiffness-on-osteoblast-functionalization
#14
Tao Zhang, Shiyu Lin, Xiaoru Shao, Qi Zhang, Changyue Xue, Shu Zhang, Yunfeng Lin, Bofeng Zhu, Xiaoxiao Cai
OBJECTIVES: Stiffness of bone tissue differs response to its physiological or pathological status, such as osteoporosis or osteosclerosis. Consequently, the function of cells residing in bone tissue including osteoblasts (OBs), osteoclasts and osteocytes will be affected. However, to the best of our knowledge, the detailed mechanism of how extracellular matrix stiffness affects OB function remains unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a study that exposed rat primary OBs to polydimethylsiloxane substrates with varied stiffness to investigate the alterations of cell morphology, osteoblastic differentiation and its potential mechanism in mechanotransduction...
February 15, 2017: Cell Proliferation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205208/skin-to-skin-care-for-procedural-pain-in-neonates
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REVIEW
Celeste Johnston, Marsha Campbell-Yeo, Timothy Disher, Britney Benoit, Ananda Fernandes, David Streiner, Darlene Inglis, Rebekah Zee
BACKGROUND: Skin-to-skin care (SSC), often referred to as 'kangaroo care' (KC) due to its similarity with marsupial behaviour of ventral maternal-infant contact, is one non-pharmacological intervention for pain control in infants. OBJECTIVES: The primary objectives were to determine the effect of SSC alone on pain from medical or nursing procedures in neonates compared to no intervention, sucrose or other analgesics, or additions to simple SSC such as rocking; and to determine the effects of the amount of SSC (duration in minutes), method of administration (e...
February 16, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203065/oral-drug-therapy-in-elderly-with-dysphagia-between-a-rock-and-a-hard-place
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REVIEW
Serena Logrippo, Giovanna Ricci, Matteo Sestili, Marco Cespi, Letizia Ferrara, Giovanni F Palmieri, Roberta Ganzetti, Giulia Bonacucina, Paolo Blasi
Demographic indicators forecast that by 2050, the elderly will account for about one-third of the global population. Geriatric patients require a large number of medicines, and in most cases, these products are administered as solid oral solid dosage forms, as they are by far the most common formulations on the market. However, this population tends to suffer difficulties with swallowing. Caregivers in hospital geriatric units routinely compound in solid oral dosage forms for dysphagic patients by crushing the tablets or opening the capsules to facilitate administration...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203027/-a-new-method-to-orthodontically-correct-dental-occlusal-plane-canting-wave-shaped-arch
#17
X Zheng, X X Hu, N Ma, X H Chen
OBJECTIVE: To introduce a technique of second order wave-shaped arch wire to orthodontically treat dental occlusal plane canting (DOPC) with left-right interactive anchorage, and to test its clinical efficacy. METHODS: Among the permanent dentition malocclusion patients who showed no obvious facial asymmetry, we screened for patients who showed anterior occlusal plane canting (AOPC) after routine orthodontic examination, treatment planning, MBT fixed appliance installation and serial arch wires alignment...
February 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202980/three-sites-where-nasa-might-retrieve-its-first-mars-rock
#18
Alexandra Witze
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 11, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202683/adult-exposure-to-ocean-acidification-is-maladaptive-for-larvae-of-the-sydney-rock-oyster-saccostrea-glomerata-in-the-presence-of-multiple-stressors
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Laura M Parker, Wayne A O'Connor, Maria Byrne, Ross A Coleman, Patti Virtue, Michael Dove, Mitchell Gibbs, Lorraine Spohr, Elliot Scanes, Pauline M Ross
Parental effects passed from adults to their offspring have been identified as a source of rapid acclimation that may allow marine populations to persist as our surface oceans continue to decrease in pH. Little is known, however, whether parental effects are beneficial for offspring in the presence of multiple stressors. We exposed adults of the oyster Saccostrea glomerata to elevated CO2 and examined the impacts of elevated CO2 (control = 392; 856 µatm) combined with elevated temperature (control = 24; 28°C), reduced salinity (control = 35; 25) and reduced food concentration (control = full; half diet) on their larvae...
February 2017: Biology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202517/tankyrase-binding-protein-tnks1bp1-regulates-actin-cytoskeleton-rearrangement-and-cancer-cell-invasion
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Tomokazu Ohishi, Haruka Yoshida, Masamichi Katori, Toshiro Migita, Yukiko Muramatsu, Mao Miyake, Yuichi Ishikawa, Akio Saiura, Shun-Ichiro Iemura, Tohru Natsume, Hiroyuki Seimiya
Tankyrase, a poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) that promotes telomere elongation and Wnt/β-catenin signaling, has various binding partners, suggesting that it has as-yet unidentified functions. Here we report that the tankyrase-binding protein TNKS1BP1 regulates actin cytoskeleton and cancer cell invasion, which is closely associated with cancer progression. TNKS1BP1 colocalized with actin filaments and negatively regulated cell invasion. In TNKS1BP1-depleted cells, actin filament dynamics, focal adhesion, and lamellipodia ruffling were increased with activation of the ROCK-LIMK-cofilin pathway...
February 15, 2017: Cancer Research
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