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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230925/not-all-athletes-are-equal-but-don-t-call-me-an-exerciser-response-to-araujo-and-scharhag-2016
#1
Clare MacMahon, Lucy Parrington
Many Olympians and Paralympians would not be called athletes if what dictates this classification is fulfilling the criteria of Araujo and Scharhag (2016). Shelley Watts, Australian amateur boxer and Commonwealth gold medallist undertakes a double degree in law and sports science, something which undoubtedly takes up a considerable number of hours throughout her week (Australian Olympic Committie [AOC], 2016). There are many other athletes in similar positions - College athletes in the United States who are part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), for example...
February 23, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230870/colloidal-capsules-nano-and-microcapsules-with-colloidal-particle-shells
#2
REVIEW
Tobias Bollhorst, Kurosch Rezwan, Michael Maas
Utilizing colloidal particles for the assembly of the shell of nano- and microcapsules holds great promise for the tailor-made design of new functional materials. Increasing research efforts are devoted to the synthesis of such colloidal capsules, by which the integration of modular building blocks with distinct physical, chemical, or morphological characteristics in a capsule's shell can result in novel properties, not present in previous encapsulation structures. This review will provide a comprehensive overview of the synthesis strategies and the progress made so far of bringing nano- and microcapsules with shells of densely packed colloidal particles closer to application in fields such as chemical engineering, materials science, or pharmaceutical and life science...
February 23, 2017: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228049/equation-based-precise-prediction-of-length-of-hamstring-tendons-and-quadrupled-graft-diameter-by-various-anthropometric-variables-for-knee-ligament-reconstruction-in-indian-population
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Ravi Gupta, Anubhav Malhotra, Gladson David Masih, Tanu Khanna
Preoperative prediction of hamstring tendon lengths and graft diameter for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction enables better preoperative planning. Presently, no study exists for Indian population where both derivation and verification of a mathematical equation for accurate prediction of hamstring graft dimensions have been done. This study was conducted in two phases: First phase ( derivation cohort): devoted to the study of correlation of length of hamstring tendons and graft diameter with various anthropometric measurements in 123 patients undergoing ACL reconstruction...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227071/real-time-modelling-of-heart-rate-response-during-exercise-using-a-novel-constrained-parameter-estimation-method
#4
Ahmadreza Argha, Lin Ye, Steven W Su, Hung Nguyen, Branko G Celler, Ahmadreza Argha, Lin Ye, Steven W Su, Hung Nguyen, Branko G Celler, Steven W Su, Hung Nguyen, Ahmadreza Argha, Lin Ye, Branko G Celler
This paper is devoted to the problem of real-time heart rate (HR) response modelling during treadmill exercise. A novel recursive constrained parameter estimation method is developed which in contrast to the conventional parameter estimation schemes (e.g. recursive least squares (RLS) method) can avoid the occurrence of the so-called blowup phenomena. By incorporation of a weighting upon 1) parameter variation relative to a priori HR response knowledge, 2) one-step parameter variation, into the objective function, an estimation scheme is obtained that in the absence of exciting data can avoid blowup...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227070/heart-rate-regulation-during-cycle-ergometer-exercise-using-damped-parameter-estimation-method
#5
Ahmadreza Argha, Lin Ye, Steven W Su, Hung Nguyen, Branko G Celler, Ahmadreza Argha, Lin Ye, Steven W Su, Hung Nguyen, Branko G Celler, Steven W Su, Hung Nguyen, Ahmadreza Argha, Lin Ye, Branko G Celler
This paper is devoted to the problem of heart rate regulation using a model-based control strategy and a realtime damped parameter estimation scheme. The controller is a time-varying integral sliding mode controller. A recursive damped parameter estimation method is also developed, by incorporation of a weighting upon the one-step parameter variation, which in contrast to the conventional parameter estimation schemes (e.g. recursive least squares (RLS) method) can avoid the occurrence of the so-called blowup phenomena...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226222/computer-simulations-of-intrinsically-disordered-proteins
#6
Song-Ho Chong, Prathit Chatterjee, Sihyun Ham
The investigation of intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) is a new frontier in structural and molecular biology that requires a new paradigm to connect structural disorder to function. Molecular dynamics simulations and statistical thermodynamics potentially offer ideal tools for atomic-level characterizations and thermodynamic descriptions of this fascinating class of proteins that will complement experimental studies. However, IDPs display sensitivity to inaccuracies in the underlying molecular mechanics force fields...
February 6, 2017: Annual Review of Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224641/trends-in-volunteer-mentoring-in-the-united-states-analysis-of-a-decade-of-census-survey-data
#7
Elizabeth B Raposa, Nathan Dietz, Jean E Rhodes
Over the past decade, considerable resources have been devoted to recruiting volunteer mentors and expanding mentoring programs. It is unclear whether these efforts have helped to counter the broader national trends of declining volunteer rates. The current study uses data from the Volunteering Supplement of the Current Population Survey (CPS), sponsored by the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, to explore population-level trends in mentoring over the past decade. Results suggest that mentoring rates have remained relatively stable over the past decade, but that the population of mentors has changed somewhat in terms of age, ethnicity, educational background, and region of the United States...
February 22, 2017: American Journal of Community Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222925/linking-national-wood-consumption-with-global-biodiversity-and-ecosystem-service-losses
#8
Abhishek Chaudhary, L Roman Carrasco, Thomas Kastner
Identifying the global hotspots of forestry driven species, ecosystem services losses and informing the consuming nations of their environmental footprint domestically and abroad is essential to design demand side interventions and induce sustainable production methods. Here we first use countryside species area relationship model to project species extinctions of four vertebrate taxa (mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles) due to forest land use in 174 countries. We combine the projected extinctions with a global database on the monetary value of ecosystem services provided by different biomes and with bilateral trade data of wood products to calculate species extinctions and ecosystem services losses inflicted by national wood consumption and international wood trade...
February 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222604/porphyrinoids-for-chemical-sensor-applications
#9
Roberto Paolesse, Sara Nardis, Donato Monti, Manuela Stefanelli, Corrado Di Natale
Porphyrins and related macrocycles have been intensively exploited as sensing materials in chemical sensors, since in these devices they mimic most of their biological functions, such as reversible binding, catalytic activation, and optical changes. Such a magnificent bouquet of properties allows applying porphyrin derivatives to different transducers, ranging from nanogravimetric to optical devices, also enabling the realization of multifunctional chemical sensors, in which multiple transduction mechanisms are applied to the same sensing layer...
February 22, 2017: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221992/exploiting-feature-and-class-relationships-in-video-categorization-with-regularized-deep-neural-networks
#10
Yu-Gang Jiang, Zuxuan Wu, Jun Wang, Xiangyang Xue, Shih-Fu Chang
In this paper, we study the challenging problem of categorizing videos according to high-level semantics such as the existence of a particular human action or a complex event. Although extensive efforts have been devoted in recent years, most existing works combined multiple video features using simple fusion strategies and neglected the utilization of inter-class semantic relationships. This paper proposes a novel unified framework that jointly exploits the feature relationships and the class relationships for improved categorization performance...
February 16, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221732/facile-fabrication-of-aie-active-fluorescent-polymeric-nanoparticles-with-ultra-low-critical-micelle-concentration-based-on-ce-iv-redox-polymerization-for-biological-imaging-applications
#11
Qing Wan, Dazhuang Xu, Liucheng Mao, Ziyang He, Guangjian Zeng, Yingge Shi, Fengjie Deng, Meiying Liu, Xiaoyong Zhang, Yen Wei
Fluorescent polymeric nanoparticles (FPNs) with aggregation-induced emission (AIE) property have received increasing attention and possess promising biomedical application potential in the recent years. Many efforts have been devoted to the fabrication methodologies of FPNs and significant advance has been achieved. In this contribution, a novel strategy for the fabrication of AIE-active amphiphilic copolymers is reported for the first time based on the Ce(IV) redox polymerization. As an example, ene group containing AIE-active dye (named as Phe-alc) is directly grafted onto a water soluble polymer polyethylene glycol (PEG) in H2 O/THF system under low temperature...
February 21, 2017: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220809/multicolor-light-emitting-devices-with-tb2o3-on-silicon
#12
Ling Li, Shenwei Wang, Guangyao Mu, Xue Yin, Lixin Yi
Great efforts have been devoted to achieving efficient Si-based light-emitting devices. Here we report new light-emitting devices fabricated with Tb2O3 on Si substrates. Intense green electroluminescence was observed, with a turn-on voltage of about 8 V. The green emission is attributed to the characteristic transitions of Tb(3+) ions in Tb2O3. The electroluminescence mechanisms of the Tb2O3 light-emitting devices are discussed. In addition, visible and near infrared electroluminescence was observed in rare-earth (Eu(3+), Sm(3+) and Yb(3+)) doped Tb2O3 light-emitting devices...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219622/particles-adsorbed-at-various-non-aqueous-liquid-liquid-interfaces
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REVIEW
Miguel Angel Fernandez-Rodriguez, Bernard P Binks, Miguel Angel Rodriguez-Valverde, Miguel Angel Cabrerizo-Vilchez, Roque Hidalgo-Alvarez
Particles adsorbed at liquid interfaces are commonly used to stabilise water-oil Pickering emulsions and water-air foams. The fundamental understanding of the physics of particles adsorbed at water-air and water-oil interfaces is improving significantly due to novel techniques that enable the measurement of the contact angle of individual particles at a given interface. The case of non-aqueous interfaces and emulsions is less studied in the literature. Non-aqueous liquid-liquid interfaces in which water is replaced by other polar solvents have properties similar to those of water-oil interfaces...
February 7, 2017: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219436/from-local-adaptation-to-activism-and-global-solidarity-framing-a-research-and-innovation-agenda-towards-true-health-equity
#14
EDITORIAL
Eric A Friedman, Lawrence O Gostin
The proposal for a global health treaty aimed at health equity, the Framework Convention on Global Health, raises the fundamental question of whether we can achieve true health equity, globally and domestically, and if not, how close we can come. Considerable knowledge currently exists about the measures required to, at the least, greatly improve health equity. Why, then, do immense inequities remain? Building on this basic question, we propose four areas that could help drive the health equity research and innovation agenda over the coming years...
February 21, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219294/architectural-renovations-of-body-as-temple
#15
Timothy Carroll
This paper addresses the Christian religious tradition of understanding the human body as the 'temple of the Holy Spirit' within the context of body modification in Eastern Orthodox Christianity. Drawing on ethnographic research in Jerusalem and Kansas City, interviews with artists and Orthodox Christians, and theological discourses on the body and art, this paper seeks to understand how the body is treated by Orthodox Christians and evaluates the ethical commitments and contestations around the human body and religious practice...
July 2016: New Bioethics: a Multidisciplinary Journal of Biotechnology and the Body
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218646/impact-of-consuming-toxic-monarch-caterpillars-on-adult-chinese-mantid-mass-gain-and-fecundity
#16
Jamie L Rafter, Liahna Gonda-King, Daniel Niesen, Navindra P Seeram, Chad M Rigsby, Evan L Preisser
Predators that feed on chemically-defended prey often experience non-lethal effects that result in learned avoidance of the prey species. Some predators are able to consume toxic prey without ill-effect. The Chinese mantid is able to consume cardenolide-containing monarch caterpillars without immediate adverse effects. Although they discard the caterpillars' gut contents, mantids consume sequestered cardenolides. Although consumption of these cardenolides does not elicit an acute response, there may be long-term costs associated with cardenolide consumption...
February 17, 2017: Insects
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217649/effects-of-the-schema-therapy-and-mindfulness-on-the-maladaptive-schemas-hold-by-the-psoriasis-patients-with-the-psychopathology-symptoms
#17
Parvin Jamali Gojani, Mohsen Masjedi, Shahnaz Khaleghipour, Ehsan Behzadi
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to compare the effects of the schema along with mindfulness-based therapies in the psoriasis patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This semi-experimental study with post- and pre-tests was conducted on the psoriasis patients in the Dermatology Clinic of the Isfahan Alzahra Hospital, Iran using the convenience sampling in 2014. The patients had a low general health score. The experimental groups included two treatment groups of schema-based (n = 8) and mindfulness (n = 8)...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216815/gracilis-muscle-transposition-as-a-workhorse-flap-for-anal-incontinence-quality-of-life-and-functional-outcome-in-adults
#18
Guru Dayal Singh Kalra, Amit Kumar Sharma, Kaustubh Sharad Shende
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Anal incontinence is one of the most psychologically and socially debilitating conditions in an otherwise healthy individual. It can lead to social isolation, loss of self-esteem, self-confidence and depression. This study is devoted to the problem of anal incontinence in the adult patients. The aim of our study is to analyse the results of gracilis muscle transposition for anal incontinence and improvement in quality of life (QOL) of patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216240/gamma-band-neural-synchrony-due-to-autobiographical-fact-violation-in-a-self-referential-question
#19
Jeong Woo Choi, Kwang Su Cha, Ki-Young Jung, Kyung Hwan Kim
Our purpose was to investigate the cortical information processing of autobiographical fact violation (AFV) in self-referential questions. We expected that AFV in a self-referential question would evoke a characteristic pattern of neural synchrony and event-related potentials (ERPs). Averaged ERP and event-related synchronization in the gamma band were analyzed to observe differences between the processing of questions with and without AFV. Significant differences in ERP were found in the posterior area at 290-435 ms (N400) and in the frontal area at 520-800 ms (late positive component, LPC)...
February 16, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215284/how-children-learn-to-navigate-the-symbolic-world-of-pictures-the-importance-of-the-artist-s-mind-and-differentiating-picture-modalities
#20
M L Allen, E Armitage
Pictures offer a unique and essential contribution to our lives, both in terms of aesthetic pleasure and links to symbolic thought. As such, psychologists have devoted significant time to investigating how children acquire an understanding of pictures. This chapter focuses on two particular facets of this development: the role of the artist and the importance of picture modality. First, we review work that has focused on tracking children's ability to (a) map the relationship between the mental state of the artist and their pictures, and (b) incorporate such considerations into their evaluations of pictures...
2017: Advances in Child Development and Behavior
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