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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227031/innovative-sol-gel-routes-for-the-bottom-up-preparation-of-heterogeneous-catalysts
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REVIEW
Damien P Debecker
Heterogeneous catalysts can be prepared by different methods offering various levels of control on the final properties of the solid. In this account, we exemplify bottom-up preparation routes that are based on the sol-gel chemistry and allow to tailor some decisive properties of solid catalysts. First, an emulsion templating strategy is shown to lead to macrocellular self-standing monoliths with a macroscopic 3D structure. The latter can be used as catalyst or catalyst supports in flow chemistry, without requiring any subsequent shaping step...
December 11, 2017: Chemical Record: An Official Publication of the Chemical Society of Japan ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226857/prostate-cancer-detection-using-machine-learning-techniques-by-employing-combination-of-features-extracting-strategies
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Lal Hussain, Adeel Ahmed, Sharjil Saeed, Saima Rathore, Imtiaz Ahmed Awan, Saeed Arif Shah, Abdul Majid, Adnan Idris, Anees Ahmed Awan
Prostate is a second leading causes of cancer deaths among men. Early detection of cancer can effectively reduce the rate of mortality caused by Prostate cancer. Due to high and multiresolution of MRIs from prostate cancer require a proper diagnostic systems and tools. In the past researchers developed Computer aided diagnosis (CAD) systems that help the radiologist to detect the abnormalities. In this research paper, we have employed novel Machine learning techniques such as Bayesian approach, Support vector machine (SVM) kernels: polynomial, radial base function (RBF) and Gaussian and Decision Tree for detecting prostate cancer...
November 28, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226824/mdixon-based-texture-analysis-of-an-intraosseous-lipoma-a-case-report-and-current-review-for-the-dental-clinician
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Kyung Mi Lee, Hyug-Gi Kim, Yeon-Hee Lee, Eui Jong Kim
An intraosseous lipoma is a rare histologic variant of lipoma, accounting for only 0.1% of all primary bone tumors. This may not be the actual incidence because most of these lesions are frequently asymptomatic, but imaging modalities, such as computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) seem to have increased the detection rate. Lipoma occasionally undergoes osseous metaplasia and becomes an osseous lipoma. Although there are numerous papers discussing intraosseous lipoma and some authors have tried to differentiate lipomas from osseous lipomas, there is still a great deal of confusion with regard to characteristic radiologic features and the use of terms...
December 6, 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226651/quantitative-distinction-of-morphological-characteristics-of-white-blood-cells-in-peripheral-blood-through-texture-analysis-using-gray-level-co-occurrence-matrix
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Mai Yamamoto, Keigo Kono, Maiko Kuroki, Satoru Murakami, Ruka Hayata, Kana Nanato, Minrong Shao, Keiko Miwa, Yutaka Tsutsumi, Kazunori Okada, Sanae Kaga, Nobuo Masauzi
BACKGROUND: Texture features are valuable clues for skilled technicians to differentiate peripheral blood (PB) white blood cells (WBCs). Some studies have tried to distinguish WBCs automatically by using texture analysis. However, no study so far has applied a gray level co-occurrence matrix (GLCM) to images of PB WBCs. Here, we developed a new GLCM method, called the CM-Tx method, for automatically distinguishing PB WBCs. METHODS: We used a total of 199 images of six different types of PB WBCs, taken from PB smears of 12 healthy volunteers, as objective standard images for the analysis...
November 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226553/design-and-properties-of-a-novel-radiopaque-injectable-apatitic-calcium-phosphate-cement-suitable-for-image-guided-implantation
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Myriam Le Ferrec, Charlotte Mellier, Florian Boukhechba, Thomas Le Corroller, Daphné Guenoun, Franck Fayon, Valérie Montouillout, Christelle Despas, Alain Walcarius, Dominique Massiot, François-Xavier Lefèvre, Caroline Robic, Jean-Claude Scimeca, Jean-Michel Bouler, Bruno Bujoli
An injectable purely apatitic calcium phosphate cement (CPC) was successfully combined to a water-soluble radiopaque agent (i.e., Xenetix® ), to result in an optimized composition that was found to be as satisfactory as poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) formulations used for vertebroplasty, in terms of radiopacity, texture and injectability. For that purpose, the Xenetix dosage in the cement paste was optimized by injection of the radiopaque CPC in human cadaveric vertebrae under classical PMMA vertebroplasty conditions, performed by interventional radiologists familiar with this surgical procedure...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226145/surgical-treatment-with-locoregional-flaps-for-the-eyelid-a-review
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REVIEW
Federico Lo Torto, Luigi Losco, Nicoletta Bernardini, Manfredi Greco, Gianluca Scuderi, Diego Ribuffo
Reconstruction of the eyelids after skin cancer excision can be challenging. Surgical treatment options are multiple; deep anatomy knowledge of lamellar components is mandatory to choose the most adequate surgical planning. Eyelids' role in vision and social relationship is critical; both function and aesthetics are tough to restore. Using a flap provides a satisfying texture and colour match with adjacent tissues and ensures short contraction during healing; furthermore, grafts are sometimes necessary to achieve pleasing results...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225367/the-impact-of-organic-additives-on-copper-trench-microstructure
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James B Marro, Chukwudi A Okoro, Yaw S Obeng, Kathleen C Richardson
Organic additives are typically used in the pulse electrodeposition of copper (Cu) to prevent void formation during the filling of high aspect ratio features. In this work, the role of bath chemistry as modified by organic additives was investigated for its effects on Cu trench microstructure. Polyethylene glycol (PEG), bis(3-sulfopropyl) disulfide (SPS), and Janus green b (JGB) concentrations were varied in the Cu electrodeposition bath. Results indicated a correlation between the JGB/SPS ratio and the surface roughness and residual stresses in the Cu...
2017: Journal of the Electrochemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224982/perceptual-learning-induces-changes-in-early-and-late-visual-evoked-potentials
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Maryam Ahmadi, Elizabeth A McDevitt, Michael A Silver, Sara C Mednick
Studies of visual cortical responses following visual perceptual learning (VPL) have produced diverse results, revealing neural changes in early and/or higher-level visual cortex as well as changes in regions responsible for higher cognitive processes such as attentional control. In this study, we investigated substrates of VPL in the human brain by recording visual evoked potentials with high-density electroencephalography (hdEEG) before (Session 1) and after (Session 2) training on a texture discrimination task (TDT), with two full nights of sleep between sessions...
December 7, 2017: Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224118/testing-the-hypothesis-of-hierarchical-predictability-in-ecological-restoration-and-succession
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Scott R Abella, Timothy A Schetter, Timothy L Walters
To advance predictive ecology, the hypothesis of hierarchical predictability proposes that community measures for which species are interchangeable (e.g., structure and species richness) are more predictable than measures for which species identity matters (e.g., community composition). Predictability is hypothesized to decrease for response measures in order of the following categories: structure, species richness, function, and species composition. We tested this hypothesis using a 14-year, oak savanna-prairie restoration experiment that removed non-native pine plantations at 24 sites in northwestern Ohio, USA...
December 9, 2017: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224032/microneedling-a-new-approach-for-treating-textural-abnormalities-and-scars
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Sara Hogan, Mara Weinstein Velez, Omer Ibrahim
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure wherein small holes are created across the stratum corneum while keeping the epidermis partially intact. This produces microchannels that increase skin permeability and simultaneously stimulate growth factor release. Since the epidermis is retained, microneedling has less risk of infection, postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, and scarring compared to other resurfacing modalities. This is a review of the literature on microneedling in the treatment of textural abnormalities, specifically rhytides, scars, and striae...
December 2017: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223900/driving-factors-of-soil-carbon-accumulation-in-oxisols-in-long-term-no-till-systems-of-south-brazil
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Ademir de Oliveira Ferreira, Telmo Jorge Carneiro Amado, Charles W Rice, Dorivar A Ruiz Diaz, Clever Briedis, Thiago Massao Inagaki, Daniel Ruiz Potma Gonçalves
In a climate change scenario, it is important to understand the factors that lead to changes in a soil carbon (C) sink. It is recognized that such process is highly dependent on climate, soil properties, topography, and vegetation. However, few studies demonstrate how these mechanisms operate in highly weathered Oxisols. Therefore, this study evaluated the driving factors for C recovery and accumulation and its relations with fertility attributes in the soil profile (0 to 1m depth) in no-till (NT) croplands of south Brazil...
December 7, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222685/prediction-of-outcome-using-pretreatment-18f-fdg-pet-ct-and-mri-radiomics-in-locally-advanced-cervical-cancer-treated-with-chemoradiotherapy
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François Lucia, Dimitris Visvikis, Marie-Charlotte Desseroit, Omar Miranda, Jean-Pierre Malhaire, Philippe Robin, Olivier Pradier, Mathieu Hatt, Ulrike Schick
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to determine if radiomics features from 18fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images could contribute to prognoses in cervical cancer. METHODS: One hundred and two patients (69 for training and 33 for testing) with locally advanced cervical cancer (LACC) receiving chemoradiotherapy (CRT) from 08/2010 to 12/2016 were enrolled in this study. 18F-FDG PET/CT and MRI examination [T1, T2, T1C, diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI)] were performed for each patient before CRT...
December 9, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222507/induced-unconventional-superconductivity-on-the-surface-states-of-bi2te3-topological-insulator
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Sophie Charpentier, Luca Galletti, Gunta Kunakova, Riccardo Arpaia, Yuxin Song, Reza Baghdadi, Shu Min Wang, Alexei Kalaboukhov, Eva Olsson, Francesco Tafuri, Dmitry Golubev, Jacob Linder, Thilo Bauch, Floriana Lombardi
Topological superconductivity is central to a variety of novel phenomena involving the interplay between topologically ordered phases and broken-symmetry states. The key ingredient is an unconventional order parameter, with an orbital component containing a chiral p x  + ip y wave term. Here we present phase-sensitive measurements, based on the quantum interference in nanoscale Josephson junctions, realized by using Bi2Te3 topological insulator. We demonstrate that the induced superconductivity is unconventional and consistent with a sign-changing order parameter, such as a chiral p x  + ip y component...
December 8, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222474/a-nontrivial-crossover-in-topological-hall-effect-regimes
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K S Denisov, I V Rozhansky, N S Averkiev, E Lähderanta
We propose a new theory of the topological Hall effect (THE) in systems with non-collinear magnetization textures such as magnetic skyrmions. We solve the problem of electron scattering on a magnetic skyrmion exactly, for an arbitrary strength of exchange interaction and the skyrmion size. We report the existence of different regimes of THE and resolve the apparent contradiction between the adiabatic Berry phase theoretical approach and the perturbation theory for THE. We traced how the topological charge Hall effect transforms into the spin Hall effect upon varying the exchange interaction strength or the skyrmion size...
December 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221452/evaluation-of-nutritional-value-characteristics-functional-properties-of-cymodocea-nodosa-and-its-benefits-on-health-diseases
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Rihab Ben Abdallah Kolsi, Hichem Ben Salah, Saber Abdelkader Saidi, Noureddine Allouche, Hafedh Belghith, Karima Belghith
BACKGROUND: Nutritional fact study has prime importance to make the species edible and commercially viable to the food consumers. This is the first report that indicates the chemical characterization, functional, antioxidant and antihypertensive properties of Cymodocea nodosa to evaluate its nutritional status. METHODS: Physico-chemical determination was determined by colorimetric and spectroscopic analysis. The functional and texture properties were evaluated since a desirable texture should be retained...
December 8, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221270/analysis-of-the-clinical-differentiation-of-pulmonary-sclerosing-pneumocytoma-and-lung-cancer
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Jun Zhu
Background: Pulmonary sclerosing pneumocytoma (PSP) is a rare benign lung tumor. This study investigated the diagnostic experience of PSP and lung cancer. Methods: This study is a retrospective study. We observed the locations of lung lesions, imaging form and clinical symptoms, and recorded the surgical complications through comparing patients with PSP and lung cancer. Results: From December 2012 to February 2017, 187 PSP cases and 197 lung cancer cases were collected...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220984/plasma-nanotexturing-of-silicon-surfaces-for-photovoltaics-applications-influence-of-initial-surface-finish-on-the-evolution-of-topographical-and-optical-properties
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Guillaume Fischer, Etienne Drahi, Martin Foldyna, Thomas A Germer, Erik V Johnson
Using a plasma to generate a surface texture with feature sizes on the order of tens to hundreds of nanometers ("nanotexturing") is a promising technique being considered to improve efficiency in thin, high-efficiency crystalline silicon solar cells. This study investigates the evolution of the optical properties of silicon samples with various initial surface finishes (from mirror polish to various states of micron-scale roughness) during a plasma nanotexturing process. It is shown that during said process, the appearance and growth of nanocone-like structures are essentially independent of the initial surface finish, as quantified by the auto-correlation function of the surface morphology...
November 27, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220807/characterization-of-leaf-waste-based-biochar-for-cost-effective-hydrogen-sulphide-removal-from-biogas
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Shivali Sahota, Virendra Kumar Vijay, P M V Subbarao, Ram Chandra, Pooja Ghosh, Goldy Shah, Rimika Kapoor, Vandit Vijay, Vaibhav Koutu, Indu Shekhar Thakur
Installation of decentralized units for biogas production along with indigenous upgradation systems can be an effective approach to meet growing energy demands of the rural population. Therefore, readily available leaf waste was used to prepare biochar at different temperatures and employed for H2S removal from biogas produced via anaerobic digestion plant. It is found that biochar prepared via carbonization of leaf waste at 400 °C effectively removes 84.2% H2S (from 1254 ppm to 201 ppm) from raw biogas for 25 min in a continuous adsorption tower...
November 29, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220731/quantitative-texture-analysis-in-the-prediction-of-idh-status-in-low-grade-gliomas
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Asgeir Store Jakola, Yi-Hua Zhang, Anne J Skjulsvik, Ole Solheim, Hans Kristian Bø, Erik Magnus Berntsen, Ingerid Reinertsen, Sasha Gulati, Petter Förander, Torkel B Brismar
OBJECTIVES: Molecular markers provide valuable information about treatment response and prognosis in patients with low-grade gliomas (LGG). In order to make this important information available prior to surgery the aim of this study was to explore if molecular status in LGG can be discriminated by preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients with histopathologically confirmed LGG with available molecular status who had undergone a preoperative standard clinical MRI protocol using a 3T Siemens Skyra scanner during 2008-2015 were retrospectively identified...
December 5, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220415/effect-of-3d-microstructure-of-dermal-papillae-on-sed-concentration-at-a-mechanoreceptor-location
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Trung Quang Pham, Takayuki Hoshi, Yoshihiro Tanaka, Akihito Sano
The feeling of touch is an essential human sensation. Four types of mechanoreceptors (i.e., FA-I, SA-I, FA-II, and SA-II) in human skin signalize physical properties, such as shape, size, and texture, of an object that is touched and transmit the signal to the brain. Previous studies attempted to investigate the mechanical properties of skin microstructure and their effect on mechanoreceptors by using finite element modeling. However, very few studies have focused on the three-dimensional microstructure of dermal papillae, and this is related to that of FA-I receptors...
2017: PloS One
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