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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445789/characterisation-of-pb-induced-changes-and-prediction-of-pb-exposure-in-microalgae-using-infrared-spectroscopy
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Ly Dao, John Beardall, Philip Heraud
Macromolecular changes in Chlorella sp. FleB1 and Scenedesmus acutus YaA6 exposed to Pb were characterised by Attenuated Total Reflectance-Fourier Transform Infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectroscopy. Spectra were collected in the mid-infrared spectral region and a chemometric approach was used to analyse the spectra. Principal Component Analysis showed that under Pb treatment, carbohydrates and lipids increased while proteins and phosphorylated molecules decreased in both the isolates. These conclusions were corroborated by conventional measurements of photosynthesis and neutral lipids...
April 14, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443655/new-insights-on-electro-optical-response-of-pedot-pss-film-to-humidity
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Eric S Muckley, Christopher B Jacobs, Keith Vidal, Jyoti P Mahalik, Rajeev Kumar, Bobby G Sumpter, Ilia Ivanov
Understanding the relative humidity (RH) response of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) is critical for improving the stability of organic electronic devices and developing selective sensors. In this work combined gravimetric sensing, nanoscale surface probing, and mesoscale optoelectronic characterization are used to directly compare the RH dependence of electrical and optical conductivities and unfold connections between the rate of water adsorption and changes in functional properties of PEDOT:PSS film...
April 26, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443260/growth-without-growth-hormone-in-combined-pituitary-hormone-deficiency-caused-by-pituitary-stalk-interruption-syndrome
#3
Sang Soo Lee, A-Leum Han, Moon Bae Ahn, Shin Hee Kim, Won Kyoung Cho, Kyoung Soon Cho, So Hyun Park, Min Ho Jung, Byung-Kyu Suh
Growth hormone (GH) is an essential element for normal growth. However, reports of normal growth without GH have been made in patients who have undergone brain surgery for craniopharyngioma. Normal growth without GH can be explained by hyperinsulinemia, hyperprolactinemia, elevated leptin levels, and GH variants; however, its exact mechanism has not been elucidated yet. We diagnosed a female patient aged 13 with combined pituitary hormone deficiency (CPHD) caused by pituitary stalk interruption syndrome (PSIS)...
March 2017: Annals of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441582/synthesis-and-antiproteasomal-activity-of-novel-o-benzyl-salicylamide-based-inhibitors-built-from-leucine-and-phenylalanine
#4
Radek Jorda, Jan Dušek, Eva Řezníčková, Karel Pauk, Pratibha P Magar, Aleš Imramovský, Vladimír Kryštof
Inhibition of protein degradation is one of strategies for suppression of uncontrolled proliferation of cancer cells. Proteolytic degradation in cells is mainly ensured by proteasome and its inhibition by bortezomib showed benefit in clinical use for the treatment of multiple myeloma. We report here the library of antiproteasomal O-benzyl salicylamides built from leucine and phenylalanine. Prepared compounds displayed antiproliferative activity on K562, CEM and U266 cancer cell lines, ranging from high micromolar to submicromolar GI50 values...
April 15, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439236/auditory-visual-and-audiovisual-speech-processing-streams-in-superior-temporal-sulcus
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Jonathan H Venezia, Kenneth I Vaden, Feng Rong, Dale Maddox, Kourosh Saberi, Gregory Hickok
The human superior temporal sulcus (STS) is responsive to visual and auditory information, including sounds and facial cues during speech recognition. We investigated the functional organization of STS with respect to modality-specific and multimodal speech representations. Twenty younger adult participants were instructed to perform an oddball detection task and were presented with auditory, visual, and audiovisual speech stimuli, as well as auditory and visual nonspeech control stimuli in a block fMRI design...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437957/widely-wavelength-tunable-gain-switched-er-sup-3-sup-doped-zblan-fiber-laser-around-2-8-%C3%AE-m
#6
Chen Wei, Hongyu Luo, Hongxia Shi, YanJia Lyu, Han Zhang, Yong Liu
In this paper, we demonstrate a wavelength widely tunable gain-switched Er<sup>3+</sup>-doped ZBLAN fiber laser around 2.8 μm. The laser can be tuned over 170 nm (2699 nm~2869.9 nm) for various pump power levels, while maintaining stable μs-level single-pulse gain-switched operation with controllable output pulse duration at a selectable repetition rate. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first wavelength tunable gain-switched fiber laser in the 3 μm spectral region with the broadest tuning range (doubling the record tuning range) of the pulsed fiber lasers around 3 μm...
April 17, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437282/inhibition-of-mid-chain-hetes-protects-against-angiotensin-ii-induced-cardiac-hypertrophy
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Samya Elkhatali, Zaid H Maayah, Ahmed A El-Sherbeni, Osama H Elshenawy, Ghada Abdelhamid, Sherif M Shoieb, Ayman O S El-Kadi
Recent data demonstrated the role of CYP1B1 in cardiovascular disease. It was, therefore, necessary to examine whether the inhibition of CYP1B1 and hence inhibiting the formation of its metabolites, using 2,4,3',5'-tetramethoxystilbene (TMS), would have a cardioprotective effect against angiotensin II (Ang II)-induced cardiac hypertrophy. For this purpose, male Sprague-Dawley rats were treated with Ang II with or without TMS (300 μg/kg every 3day3 i.p). Thereafter, cardiac hypertrophy and the formation of mid-chain HETEs and AA were assessed...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436297/health-impact-assessment-hia-of-political-proposals-at-the-local-level-successful-introduction-but-what-has-happened-15-years-later
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Karin Berensson, Per Tillgren
Health impact assessments (HIAs) were first introduced in Sweden in the mid-to-late 1990s, with the aim of placing health issues on the political agenda and helping to reduce health inequalities. In the early 2000s, HIAs entered a second phase and the Swedish Parliament adopted a national public health policy. A national survey conducted in 2001 showed that 10/289 municipalities had begun to use HIA and 55/289 had decided to use HIA or had initiated an adoption process. In a 2013 follow-up study based on a strategic sample of municipalities, 9/36 municipalities reported using HIA and/or similar tools...
April 1, 2017: Global Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436169/plasma-concentrations-of-lipids-during-pregnancy-and-the-risk-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-a-longitudinal-study
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Wei Bao, Sharon Dar, Yeyi Zhu, Jing Wu, Shristi Rawal, Shanshan Li, Natalie L Weir, Michael Y Tsai, Cuilin Zhang
BACKGROUND: Abnormal lipid profiles have been associated with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), but studies with longitudinal measures of lipids throughout pregnancy are sparse. We aimed to characterize the longitudinal changes in lipid profiles throughout pregnancy and prospectively examine the associations of plasma lipid levels with risk of GDM. METHODS: This is a nested case-control study including 107 GDM cases and 214 matched non-GDM controls from participants in the NICHD Fetal Growth Studies-Singleton Cohort...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434725/effects-of-breed-feeding-system-and-lactation-stage-on-milk-fat-characteristics-and-spontaneous-lipolysis-in-dairy-cows
#10
E Vanbergue, L Delaby, J L Peyraud, S Colette, Y Gallard, C Hurtaud
Spontaneous lipolysis (SL) is an enzymatic reaction which leads to a release of free fatty acids that can modify technological and sensory properties of milk and milk products. However, few studies have been done to assess the effect of feeding systems (FS) and breed on SL. Most of them were conducted in the 1980s and are not fully representative of cattle today. No previous study investigated the effect of cow breed at the whole-lactation scale. Thus, a trial was carried out to study the effects of 2 FS (high- and low-input FS) with 2 breeds [Holstein (HO) and Normande (NO)] during 1 entire lactation...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433473/sex-difference-in-the-heat-shock-response-to-high-external-load-resistance-training-in-older-humans
#11
Rose Njemini, Louis Nuvagah Forti, Tony Mets, Evelien Van Roie, Walter Coudyzer, Ingo Beyer, Christophe Delecluse, Ivan Bautmans
BACKGROUND: Literature reports on the effects of resistance training on heat shock protein70 (Hsp70) adaptation in older subjects are scarce. Moreover, the optimum training load required to obtain a beneficial adaptation profile is lacking. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the effects of resistance training at various external loads on extracellular Hsp70 (eHsp70) resting levels in older humans. METHODS: Fifty-six community-dwelling older (68±5years) volunteers were randomized to 12weeks of resistance training (3×/week) at either high-resistance (HIGH, 8 males, 10 females, 2×10-15 repetitions at 80%1RM), low resistance (LOW, 9 Males, 10 Females, 1×80-100 repetitions at 20%1RM), or mixed low resistance (LOW+, 9 Males, 10 Females, 1×60 repetitions at 20%1RM followed by 1×10-20 repetitions at 40%1RM)...
April 19, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432457/outcome-and-revision-rate-of-uncemented-glenohumeral-resurfacing-c-a-p-after-5-8%C3%A2-years
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P C Geervliet, M P J van den Bekerom, P Spruyt, M Curvers, A van Noort, C P J Visser
BACKGROUND: Resurfacing of the glenohumeral joint for patients with glenohumeral arthritis has gained popularity since the first introduction. We report the mid-term results of the Global C.A.P. uncemented resurfacing shoulder prosthesis (DePuy Synthes). METHODS: From January 2007 to December 2009, 48 humeral cementless resurfacing prostheses in 46 patients were performed. All patients were diagnosed with primary glenohumeral osteoarthritis. Patients were contacted for review; the Constant Score, visual analog pain scale, Dutch Simple Shoulder Test, SF-12 scores and physical examination were assessed both preoperatively and yearly postoperatively...
April 21, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432372/evaluation-of-the-auditory-pathway-in-traffic-policemen
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Vipul Indora, Farah Khaliq, Neelam Vaney
BACKGROUND: Traffic policemen working at heavy traffic junctions are continuously exposed to high level of noise and its health consequences. OBJECTIVE: To assess the hearing pathway in traffic policemen by means of brainstem evoked response audiometry (BERA), mid-latency response (MLR), and slow vertex response (SVR). METHODS: In this observational comparative study, BERA, MLR, and SVR were tested in 35 male traffic policemen with field posting of more than 3 years...
April 2017: International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431554/a-need-to-accelerate-health-research-productivity-in-an-african-university-the-case-of-makerere-university-college-of-health-sciences
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Damalie Nakanjako, Dickens Akena, Dan K Kaye, James Tumwine, Elialilia Okello, Annettee Nakimuli, Andrew Kambugu, Hazel McCullough, Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, Moses R Kamya, Nelson K Sewankambo
BACKGROUND: In the last decade, Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) has taken strides in research and training to improve healthcare through collaborative training and research programs. However, there is limited data on the trends of MakCHS faculty contributions to research and on faculty growth to take leading roles in health research. This paper reviews MakCHS faculty research publications over 15.5 years and outlines possible strategies to enhance faculty research outputs...
April 21, 2017: Health Research Policy and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431195/feeding-behavior-and-activity-budget-of-the-southern-yellow-cheeked-crested-gibbons-nomascus-gabriellae-in-a-lowland-tropical-forest
#15
Thanh H Bach, Jin Chen, Minh D Hoang, Kingsly C Beng, Van T Nguyen
The southern yellow-cheeked crested gibbon (Nomascus gabriellae), an endangered species native to Vietnam and Cambodia, lives exclusively in undisturbed tropical forests and depends primarily on ripe fruit for food. Although this species is highly threatened, its ecology and conservation status remain relatively unknown. In order to understand how this heavily frugivorous primate adapts to the seasonal fluctuation of fruit resources in the forest, we collected feeding behavior and ranging activity data on one group of southern yellow-cheeked crested gibbons in Cat Tien National Park, Vietnam, over 1-year period...
April 21, 2017: American Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429394/immediate-implant-placement-and-restoration-in-the-anterior-maxilla-tissue-dimensional-changes-after-2-5-year-follow-up
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Himanshu Arora, Nabil Khzam, David Roberts, William L Bruce, Saso Ivanovski
BACKGROUND: Immediate implant placement followed by an immediate restoration has proven to be a viable technique in the anterior maxillary region. PURPOSE: This prospective study evaluated the mid-long term (2-5 years) tissue changes around immediately placed and restored implants in the anterior maxilla using flapless surgery and simultaneous hard tissue augmentation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty AstraTech implants were immediately placed in 30 patients, followed by the delivery of an immediate provisional restoration on the same day...
April 21, 2017: Clinical Implant Dentistry and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429082/the-effect-of-a-combined-thoracic-and-soft-tissue-trauma-on-blood-flow-and-tissue-formation-in-fracture-healing-in-rats
#17
Lutz Claes, Florian Gebhard, Anita Ignatius, Raimund Lechner, Stefan Baumgärtel, Michael Kraus, Gert D Krischak
INTRODUCTION: Previously, it was found that fracture healing is impaired by blunt chest trauma and an additional soft-tissue trauma. The mechanisms leading to this disturbance are largely unknown. Here, we investigated the effect of thoracic and soft-tissue trauma on blood flow of the injured lower leg and on tissue differentiation and callus formation during fracture healing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Male Wistar rats received either a mid-shaft fracture of the tibia alone (group A), an additional chest trauma (group B), or additional chest and soft-tissue traumas (group C)...
April 20, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428020/repeated-sub-chronic-oral-toxicity-study-of-xylooligosaccharides-xos-in-dogs
#18
Yonglin Gao, Yunzhi Wang, Yanshen Li, Rui Han, Chunmei Li, Lin Xiao, Susan Cho, Yukui Ma, Chao Fang, Albert W Lee
In this study, Beagle dogs were administered xylooligosaccharide (XOS, CAS # 87099-0) at doses of 0, 1250, 2500, and 5000 mg/kg/day by oral gavage for 26 weeks. A 4-week recovery period was added to observe delayed or reversible toxicity. Measurements included body weight, food consumption, clinical observations, temperature, electrocardiogram (ECG), urinalysis, blood chemistry, hematology, organ weight, gross necropsy, and histopathological examination. Except for transient diarrhea or vomiting, no treatment-related adverse effects were noted...
April 17, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423424/field-evaluation-of-potential-pheromone-lures-for-lygus-lineolaris-hemiptera-miridae-in-the-mid-south
#19
Katherine A Parys, David R Hall
Plant bugs (Hemiptera: Miridae) are phytophagous pests of cultivated plants around the world. In the mid-South region of the United States, Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois) is a primary pest of cotton, and causes economic damage. Previously published research about the volatiles produced by members of the genus Lygus, and other closely related groups, indicated that they produce blends of hexyl butyrate, (E)-2-hexenyl butyrate, and (E)-4-oxo-2-hexenal. Varying ratios of the three compounds were loaded into pipette tips, and screened in combination with non-UV white sticky cards for attractiveness to field populations of L...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423306/disclosure-of-newly-diagnosed-hiv-infection-and-condom-use-at-first-sex-after-diagnosis-a-study-of-young-black-men-who-have-sex-with-men
#20
Richard A Crosby, Leandro Mena, Trisha Arnold
Background: The first purpose of the present study was to determine whether young Black men who have sex with men (YBMSM) disclose their newly diagnosed HIV infection to a male or female partner, and to determine whether this disclosure is related to condom use; the second was to identify correlates of disclosing newly diagnosed HIV infection to male sex partners, including a measure of partner-related barriers to condom use. Methods: A sample of 125 HIV-infected YBMSM (age 15-29 years) provided cross-sectional data used for both study purposes...
April 20, 2017: Sexual Health
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