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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922570/catalyst-stability-benchmarking-for-the-oxygen-evolution-reaction-the-importance-of-backing-electrode-material-and-dissolution-in-accelerated-aging-studies
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Simon Geiger, Olga Kasian, Andrea M Mingers, Shannon S Nicley, Ken Haenen, Karl J J Mayrhofer, Serhiy Cherevko
In searching for alternative oxygen evolution reaction (OER) catalysts for acidic water splitting, fast screening of materials intrinsic activity and stability in half-cell tests is of vital importance. It significantly accelerates the discovery of new promising materials without the need of time-consuming real cell analysis. In commonly employed tests, a conclusion on the catalyst stability is drawn solely on the basis of pure electrochemical information, e.g. by evaluating potential vs. time profiles. In this work we demonstrate important limitations of such approaches, which are related to the degradation of the backing electrode material...
September 18, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922565/-metabolically-healthy-obesity-and-hyperuricemia-increase-risk-for-hypertension-and-diabetes-5-year-japanese-cohort-study
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Masanari Kuwabara, Remi Kuwabara, Ichiro Hisatome, Koichiro Niwa, Carlos A Roncal-Jimenez, Petter Bjornstad, Ana Andres-Hernando, Yuka Sato, Thomas Jensen, Gabriela Garcia, Minoru Ohno, James O Hill, Miguel A Lanaspa, Richard J Johnson
OBJECTIVE: Whether obesity without metabolic syndrome (i.e., "metabolically healthy" obesity) confers similar or less metabolic risk remains controversial. METHODS: A retrospective 5-year cohort study of 9,721 Japanese subjects (48.5 ± 10.5 years, 4,160 men) was conducted in 2004 and reevaluated 5 years later. Subjects were excluded if they were hypertensive or diabetic or were receiving medications for dyslipidemia and/or gout or hyperuricemia in 2004. Study subjects were categorized according to baseline BMI  ≥ 25 kg/m(2) (overweight/obesity) and < 25 kg/m(2) (lean/normal weight) and also whether they had metabolic syndrome...
September 18, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921832/synthesis-and-bioactivity-assessment-of-high-silica-content-quaternary-glasses-with-ca-p-ratios-of-1-5-and-1-67-made-by-a-rapid-sol-gel-process
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Basam A E Ben-Arfa, Hugo R Fernandes, Isabel M Miranda Salvado, José M F Ferreira, Robert C Pullar
Sol-gel glasses in quaternary silica-sodium-calcium-phosphorous systems have been synthesised using a rotary evaporator for rapid drying without ageing. This novel fast drying method drastically decreases the total drying and ageing time from several weeks to only 1 hour, thus overcoming a serious drawback in sol-gel preparation procedures for bioglasses. This work investigates the bioactivity behaviour of two glasses synthesised by this fast method, with Ca:P ratios of 1.5, and 1.67. X-ray diffraction (XRD), Inductive coupled plasma (ICP), Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) and Raman spectroscopy were used to confirm the bioactivity of the synthesised powders...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921742/processing-of-temporally-patterned-sounds-in-the-auditory-cortex-of-seba-s-short-tailed-bat-carollia-perspicillata
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Lisa M Martin, Francisco García-Rosales, M Jerome Beetz, Julio C Hechavarría
This article presents a characterization of cortical responses to artificial and natural temporally-patterned sounds in the bat species Carollia perspicillata, a species that produces vocalizations at rates above 50 Hz. Multi-unit activity was recorded in three different experiments. In the first experiment, amplitude modulated (AM) pure tones were used as stimuli to drive auditory cortex (AC) units. AC units of both ketamine-anesthetized and awake bats could lock their spikes to every cycle of the stimulus modulation envelope, but only if the modulation frequency was below 22 Hz...
September 16, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919940/calcitox-aging-counterbalanced-by-endogenous-farnesol-like-sesquiterpenoids-an-undervalued-evolutionarily-ancient-key-signaling-pathway
#5
Arnold De Loof
Cells are powerful miniature electrophoresis chambers, at least during part of their life cycle. They die at the moment the voltage gradient over their plasma membrane, and their ability to drive a self-generated electric current carried by inorganic ions through themselves irreversibly collapses. Senescence is likely due to the progressive, multifactorial damage to the cell's electrical system. This is the essence of the "Fading electricity theory of aging" (De Loof et al., Aging Res. Rev. 2013;12:58-66)...
2017: Communicative & Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919880/non-mammalian-vertebrates-distinct-models-to-assess-the-role-of-ion-gradients-in-energy-expenditure
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REVIEW
Caroline E Geisler, Kyle P Kentch, Benjamin J Renquist
Animals store metabolic energy as electrochemical gradients. At least 50% of mammalian energy is expended to maintain electrochemical gradients across the inner mitochondrial membrane (H(+)), the sarcoplasmic reticulum (Ca(++)), and the plasma membrane (Na(+)/K(+)). The potential energy of these gradients can be used to perform work (e.g., transport molecules, stimulate contraction, and release hormones) or can be released as heat. Because ectothermic species adapt their body temperature to the environment, they are not constrained by energetic demands that are required to maintain a constant body temperature...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918558/colorimetric-detection-of-unamplified-rift-valley-fever-virus-genetic-material-using-unmodified-gold-nanoparticles
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Mostafa R Zaher, Hanaa A Ahmed, Kareem E Z Hamada, Reham H Tammam
Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) is considered an enzootic virus in Africa. RVFV has caused several outbreaks in Egypt, sub-Saharan Africa and the Arabian Peninsula and is responsible for high mortality in ruminants and haemorrhagic fever in severe human cases. Although there are several molecular and serological diagnostic techniques used to detect this arthropod-borne virus with high sensitivity and efficiency, there is a need for a fast and reliable field screening test for rapid outbreak recording and containment...
September 16, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917799/a-reagentless-and-reusable-electrochemical-aptamer-based-sensor-for-rapid-detection-of-ampicillin-in-complex-samples
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Zhi-Gang Yu, Rebecca Y Lai
We report the design and fabrication of a "signal-on" electrochemical aptamer-based (E-AB) sensor for detection of ampicillin. The signaling of the sensor is based on target binding-induced changes in the conformation and flexibility of the methylene blue-modified aptamer probe. The sensor's response is fast; signal saturation can be reached in ~ 200s. Since all the sensor components are surface-immobilized, it is regenerable and can be reused for at least three times. It has demonstrated good specificity and is capable of differentiating between ampicillin and structurally similar antibiotics such as amoxicillin...
January 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917778/determination-of-volatile-organic-compounds-in-eucalyptus-fast-pyrolysis-bio-oil-by-full-evaporation-headspace-gas-chromatography
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Nathalya Kosinski Lima, André Romualdo Lopes, Palimecio Gimenes Guerrero, Carlos Itsuo Yamamoto, Fabricio Augusto Hansel
This paper reports a full evaporation (FE) headspace gas chromatographic (HS-GC) method for the determination of the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in bio-oil (i.e. methanol, ethanol, acetone, acetic acid and furfural). The method uses a 4μL sample of bio-oil in a headspace vial (ca. 20mL). Complete evaporation of the compounds was achieved after seven minutes at 90°C. The method showed good precision and accuracy for methanol, ethanol, acetone and acetic acid. The recovery of furfural was low (74.3%)...
January 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917728/fast-method-for-the-simultaneous-determination-of-monomethylmercury-and-inorganic-mercury-in-rice-and-aquatic-plants
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María Jiménez-Moreno, Miguel Ángel Lominchar, María José Sierra, Rocío Millán, Rosa Carmen Rodríguez Martín-Doimeadios
Recent investigations revealed that monomethylmercury (MMHg) can be absorbed and accumulated by plants, i.e. rice crops, thus becoming an important route of human exposure to MMHg through diet. The increasing concern about this fact makes that appropriate analytical methods for Hg speciation in these samples are urgently required. Therefore, the aim of this work has been the development of a fast and sensitive method which enables the simultaneous determination of MMHg and inorganic Hg in rice and aquatic plants...
January 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917561/cardiac-rhythm-analysis-during-ongoing-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-using-the-analysis-during-compressions-with-fast-reconfirmation-adc-fr-technology
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Francesca Fumagalli, Annemarie E Silver, Qing Tan, Naveed Zaidi, Giuseppe Ristagno
BACKGROUND: Pauses in chest compressions (CCs) have a negative association with survival from cardiac arrest (CA). ECG rhythm analysis and defibrillator charging are significant contributors to CC pauses. OBJECTIVE: Accuracy of the "Analysis During Compressions with Fast Reconfirmation" (ADC-FR) algorithm, which features automated rhythm analysis and charging during CCs to reduce CC pauses, was retrospectively determined in a large database of ECGs from 2,701 out-of-hospital CAs...
September 13, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916039/highly-sensitive-method-for-aldehydes-detection-application-to-furfurals-analysis-in-raisin-and-bovine-milk-powder
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Yao Sun, Zhaobing Guan, Hongwei Cai, Yiyong Huang, Yawei Lin, Xiaosong Hu
A pre-column fluorescent derivatization method based on nitrone formation has been applied to determine furfurals (e.g. furfural (F), 5-methyfurfural (5-MF) and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF)) in food samples for the first time. An N-substituted hydroxylamine reagent 4-((hydroxyamino)butyl)-7-hydroxycoumarin (HAHC) was used to react with the aldehyde group of furfurals to form stable nitrone derivatives with high fluorescence intensities. The reactions proceeded under mild conditions in 30 min with high derivatization yields (>93%)...
September 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914452/comparative-evaluation-of-mcp-gene-in-worldwide-strains-of-megalocytivirus-iridoviridae-family-for-early-diagnostic-marker
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A Mishra, G-H Nam, J-A Gim, H-E Lee, A Jo, D Yoon, S Oh, S Kim, A Kim, D-H Kim, Y C Kim, H D Jeong, H-J Cha, Y H Choi, H-S Kim
Members of the Iridoviridae family have been considered as aetiological agents of iridovirus diseases, causing fish mortalities and economic losses all over the world. Virus identification based on candidate gene sequencing is faster, more accurate and more reliable than other traditional phenotype methodologies. Iridoviridae viruses are covered by a protein shell (capsid) encoded by the important candidate gene, major capsid protein (MCP). In this study, we investigated the potential of the MCP gene for use in the diagnosis and identification of infections caused Megalocytivirus of the Iridoviridae family...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913658/liver-specific-reconstitution-of-ceacam1-reverses-the-metabolic-abnormalities-caused-by-its-global-deletion-in-male-mice
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Lucia Russo, Harrison T Muturi, Hilda E Ghadieh, Simona S Ghanem, Thomas A Bowman, Hye Lim Noh, Sezin Dagdeviren, Godwin Y Dogbey, Jason K Kim, Garrett Heinrich, Sonia M Najjar
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: The carcinoembryonic antigen-related cell adhesion molecule 1 (CEACAM1) promotes insulin clearance. Mice with global null mutation (Cc1 (-/-)) or with liver-specific inactivation (L-SACC1) of Cc1 (also known as Ceacam1) gene display hyperinsulinaemia resulting from impaired insulin clearance, insulin resistance, steatohepatitis and obesity. Because increased lipolysis contributes to the metabolic phenotype caused by transgenic inactivation of CEACAM1 in the liver, we aimed to further investigate the primary role of hepatic CEACAM1-dependent insulin clearance in insulin and lipid homeostasis...
September 14, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913575/day-to-day-fasting-glycaemic-variability-in-devote-associations-with-severe-hypoglycaemia-and-cardiovascular-outcomes-devote-2
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Bernard Zinman, Steven P Marso, Neil R Poulter, Scott S Emerson, Thomas R Pieber, Richard E Pratley, Martin Lange, Kirstine Brown-Frandsen, Alan Moses, Ann Marie Ocampo Francisco, Jesper Barner Lekdorf, Kajsa Kvist, John B Buse
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: The Trial Comparing Cardiovascular Safety of Insulin Degludec vs Insulin Glargine in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes at High Risk of Cardiovascular Events (DEVOTE) was a double-blind, randomised, event-driven, treat-to-target prospective trial comparing the cardiovascular safety of insulin degludec with that of insulin glargine U100 (100 units/ml) in patients with type 2 diabetes at high risk of cardiovascular events. This paper reports a secondary analysis investigating associations of day-to-day fasting glycaemic variability (pre-breakfast self-measured blood glucose [SMBG]) with severe hypoglycaemia and cardiovascular outcomes...
September 15, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912647/accelerometery-and-heart-rate-responses-of-professional-fast-medium-bowlers-in-one-day-and-multi-day-cricket
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James A Johnstone, Gerwyn Hughes, Andrew C Mitchell, Paul A Ford, Tim Watson, Rob Duffield, Dan Gordon, Justin D Roberts, Andrew T Garrett
The physical demands of fast-medium bowling are increasingly being recognised, yet comparative exploration of the differing demands between competitive formats (i.e. one-day [OD] versus multi-day [MD] matches) remain minimal. The aim of this study was to describe in-match physiological profiles of professional fast-medium bowlers from England across different versions of competitive matches using a multivariable wearable monitoring device. Seven professional cricket fast-medium bowlers wore the Bioharness(TM) monitoring device during matches, over three seasons (>80 hours in-match)...
September 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912593/effect-of-palm-based-tocotrienols-and-tocopherol-mixture-supplementation-on-platelet-aggregation-in-subjects-with-metabolic-syndrome-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#17
Yee-Lin Gan, Ju-Yen Fu, Oi-Ming Lai, Boon-How Chew, Kah-Hay Yuen, Kim-Tiu Teng, Kalanithi Nesaretnam, Kanga Rani Selvaduray, Puvaneswari Meganathan
Tocotrienols, the unsaturated form of vitamin E, were reported to modulate platelet aggregation and thrombotic mechanisms in pre-clinical studies. Using a Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved cartridge-based measurement system, a randomised, double-blind, crossover and placebo-controlled trial involving 32 metabolic syndrome adults was conducted to investigate the effect of palm-based tocotrienols and tocopherol (PTT) mixture supplementation on platelet aggregation reactivity. The participants were supplemented with 200 mg (69% tocotrienols and 31% α-tocopherol) twice daily of PTT mixture or placebo capsules for 14 days in a random order...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912512/assessing-individual-risk-for-amd-with-genetic-counseling-family-history-and-genetic-testing
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R Cascella, C Strafella, G Longo, L Manzo, M Ragazzo, C De Felici, S Gambardella, L T Marsella, G Novelli, P Borgiani, F Sangiuolo, A Cusumano, F Ricci, E Giardina
PurposeThe goal was to develop a simple model for predicting the individual risk profile for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) on the basis of genetic information, disease family history, and smoking habits.Patients and methodsThe study enrolled 151 AMD patients following specific clinical and environmental inclusion criteria: age >55 years, positive family history for AMD, presence of at least one first-degree relative affected by AMD, and smoking habits. All of the samples were genotyped for rs1061170 (CFH) and rs10490924 (ARMS2) with a TaqMan assay, using a 7500 Fast Real Time PCR device...
September 15, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912507/fast-track-development-of-an-in-vitro-3d-lung-immune-cell-model-to-study-aspergillus-infections
#19
P Chandorkar, W Posch, V Zaderer, M Blatzer, M Steger, C G Ammann, U Binder, M Hermann, P Hörtnagl, C Lass-Flörl, D Wilflingseder
To study interactions of airborne pathogens, e.g. Aspergillus (A.) fumigatus with upper and lower respiratory tract epithelial and immune cells, we set up a perfused 3D human bronchial and small airway epithelial cell system. Culturing of normal human bronchial or small airway epithelial (NHBE, SAE) cells under air liquid interphase (ALI) and perfusion resulted in a significantly accelerated development of the lung epithelia associated with higher ciliogenesis, cilia movement, mucus-production and improved barrier function compared to growth under static conditions...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912203/can-electronic-health-records-make-quality-measurement-fast-and-easy
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Eric E Adelman, James F Burke
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September 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
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