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Yoshito Tobe
Three isomers of quinodimethanes (QDMs) adopt different electronic configurations and geometries, generating their own characteristic physical properties. Incorporation of QDMs into non-benzenoid aromatic or antiaromatic frameworks not only planarizes the whole π system optimizing conjugation, but also changes the electronic properties inherent to QDMs, sometimes drastically, due to the topology of the π system, through interaction with the remaining part of the molecules. In non-benzenoid systems, molecular orbital levels and orbital distribution are uneven compared to benzenoid systems, thereby polarizing the ground state and leading to unique behavior in excited states...
March 20, 2018: Topics in Current Chemistry (Journal)
Jung-Ro Yoon, Jae-Hyuk Yang
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this retrospective study was to analyze and compare the clinical and radiologic outcomes of fixed bearing ultracongruent (UC) insert total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and mobile bearing (MB) floating platform TKA using the navigation-assisted gap balancing technique with a minimum follow-up of five years. METHODS: The study retrospectively enrolled 105 patients who received the UC type fixed bearing insert (group 1) and 95 patients who received the floating platform MB insert (group 2) during the period from August 2009 to June 2012...
March 20, 2018: International Orthopaedics
Linda Ye, Mingu Kang, Junwei Liu, Felix von Cube, Christina R Wicker, Takehito Suzuki, Chris Jozwiak, Aaron Bostwick, Eli Rotenberg, David C Bell, Liang Fu, Riccardo Comin, Joseph G Checkelsky
The kagome lattice is a two-dimensional network of corner-sharing triangles that is known to host exotic quantum magnetic states. Theoretical work has predicted that kagome lattices may also host Dirac electronic states that could lead to topological and Chern insulating phases, but these states have so far not been detected in experiments. Here we study the d-electron kagome metal Fe3 Sn2 , which is designed to support bulk massive Dirac fermions in the presence of ferromagnetic order. We observe a temperature-independent intrinsic anomalous Hall conductivity that persists above room temperature, which is suggestive of prominent Berry curvature from the time-reversal-symmetry-breaking electronic bands of the kagome plane...
March 19, 2018: Nature
Milan Vrtílek, Jakub Žák, Matej Polačik, Radim Blažek, Martin Reichard
The natural history of model organisms is often overlooked despite its importance to correctly interpret the outcome of laboratory studies. Ageing is particularly understudied in natural populations. To address this gap, we present lifetime demographic data from wild populations of an annual species, the turquoise killifish, Nothobranchius furzeri, a model species in ageing research, and two other species of coexisting annual killifishes. Annual killifish hatch synchronously, have non-overlapping generations, and reproduce daily after reaching sexual maturity...
March 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
Tariq A Bhat, Suresh Gopi Kalathil, Paul N Bogner, Austin Miller, Paul V Lehmann, Thomas H Thatcher, Richard P Phipps, Patricia J Sime, Yasmin Thanavala
Despite advocacy to reduce smoking-related diseases, >1 billion people worldwide continue to smoke. Smoking is immunosuppressive and an important etiological factor in the development of several human disorders including respiratory diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. However, there is a critical gap in the knowledge of the role of secondhand smoke (SHS) in inflammation and immunity. We therefore studied the influence of SHS on pulmonary inflammation and immune responses to respiratory infection by nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHI) recurrently found in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients...
March 19, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
Rossella Rella, Paolo Belli, Michela Giuliani, Enida Bufi, Giorgio Carlino, Pierluigi Rinaldi, Riccardo Manfredi
Automated breast ultrasonography (ABUS) is a new imaging technology for automatic breast scanning through ultrasound. It was first developed to overcome the limitation of operator dependency and lack of standardization and reproducibility of handheld ultrasound. ABUS provides a three-dimensional representation of breast tissue and allows images reformatting in three planes, and the generated coronal plane has been suggested to improve diagnostic accuracy. This technique has been first used in the screening setting to improve breast cancer detection, especially in mammographically dense breasts...
March 16, 2018: Academic Radiology
Evan S Nielsen, Albert Hsu, Shantanu Patil, Clifford W Colwell, Darryl D D'Lima
BACKGROUND: Knee instability is emerging as a major complication after total knee arthroplasty (TKA), with ligament laxity and component alignment listed as important contributory factors. Knee balancing remains an art and is largely dependent on the surgeon's subjective "feel." The objectives were to measure the accuracy of an electronic balancing device to document the magnitude of correction in knee balance after soft-tissue releases and measure change in knee laxity after medial release...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
Jiaojiao Jiang, Zipeng Xing, Meng Li, Zhenzi Li, Junwei Yin, Junyan Kuang, Jinlong Zou, Qi Zhu, Wei Zhou
Plasmon Ag decorated 3D urchinlike N-TiO2-x photocatalysts are successfully synthesized by a facile hydrothermal treatment (180 °C) and combined with a photo-deposition approach, followed by a reduction treatment. The results show that the resultant Ag/N-TiO2-x sample possesses a three-dimensional (3D) urchinlike nanostructure with high crystallinity of anatase. Meanwhile, it exhibits the narrow optical band gap (Eg ∼ 2.61 eV) and the excellent visible-light-driven photocatalytic performance. Moreover, the hydrogen generation rate and photocatalytic degradation rate of phenol are up to 186...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
Julien Chaste, Amine Missaoui, Si Huang, Hugo Henck, Zeineb Ben Aziza, Laurence Ferlazzo, Adrian Balan, Alan T Charlie Johnson, Rémy Braive, Abdelkarim Ouerghi
Semiconducting 2D materials, such as transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), are emerging in nanomechanics, optoelectronics, and thermal transport. In each of these fields, perfect control over 2D material properties including strain, doping, and heating is necessary, especially on the nanoscale. Here, we study clean devices consisting of membranes of single-layer MoS2 suspended on pillar arrays. Using Raman and photoluminescence spectroscopy, we have been able to extract, separate and simulate the different contributions on the nanoscale and to correlate these to the pillar array design...
March 19, 2018: ACS Nano
Alexandra K Eicher, H Matthew Berns, James M Wells
Gastric diseases, including peptic ulcer disease and gastric cancer, are highly prevalent in human beings. Despite this, the cellular biology of the stomach remains poorly understood relative to other gastrointestinal organs such as the liver, intestine, and colon. In particular, little is known about the molecular basis of stomach development and the differentiation of gastric lineages. Although animal models are useful for studying gastric development, function, and disease, there are major structural and physiological differences in human stomachs that render these models insufficient...
March 2018: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Carolien J Aantjes, Andrew Gilmoor, Elena V Syurina, Tamaryn L Crankshaw
OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic review of the status of post-abortion care (PAC) provision in Eastern and Southern Africa with particular reference to reach, quality and costs of these services. STUDY DESIGN: We searched Pubmed, EMBASE, Science Direct, POPLINE and Web of Science for articles published between 2000 and October 2017 presenting primary or secondary data from one or more countries in the region. RESULTS: Seventy articles representing data from fourteen countries were abstracted and included in the review...
March 14, 2018: Contraception
Xin Li, James A Imlay
Escherichia coli is a model organism that has been exploited to reveal key details of hydrogen peroxide stress: the biomolecules that H2 O2 most rapidly damages and the defensive tactics that organisms use to fend it off. Much less clear is the amount of exogenous H2 O2 that is sufficient to injure the bacterium and/or to trigger its stress response. To fill this gap, we need to study the behavior of cells when they are exposed to defined amounts of H2 O2 on an hours-long time scale. Such experiments are difficult because bacteria rapidly consume H2 O2 that is added to test cultures...
March 14, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
Moshe Ben-Shoshan, Clive E Grattan
There are substantial knowledge gaps related to diagnosis and management of pediatric cases of chronic urticaria, and in particular chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU). In this article we aimed to review the diagnosis and management of chronic urticaria in children and CSU in particular. We conducted a systematic review of articles published in English and French on pediatric CSU management in the last 10 years. We included experimental studies (eg, randomized controlled trials), other experimental designs (eg, nonrandomized methods of assignment, controlled before-after studies, and interrupted time series), and observational studies (eg, prospective or retrospective cohort studies, cross-sectional studies, case-control studies, and case reports)...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
Vickie R Walker, Abee L Boyles, Katherine E Pelch, Stephanie D Holmgren, Andrew J Shapiro, Chad R Blystone, Michael J Devito, Retha R Newbold, Robyn Blain, Pamela Hartman, Kristina A Thayer, Andrew A Rooney
BACKGROUND: An increasing number of reports suggest early life exposures result in adverse effects in offspring who were never directly exposed; this phenomenon is termed "transgenerational inheritance." Given concern for public health implications for potential effects of exposures transmitted to subsequent generations, it is critical to determine how widespread and robust this phenomenon is and to identify the range of exposures and possible outcomes. OBJECTIVES: This scoping report examines the evidence for transgenerational inheritance associated with exposure to a wide range of stressors in humans and animals to identify areas of consistency, uncertainty, data gaps, and to evaluate general risk of bias issues for the transgenerational study design...
March 14, 2018: Environment International
Subramanian Natarajan, Hari C Bajaj, Rajesh J Tayade
The problem of textile dye pollution has been addressed by various methods, mainly physical, chemical, biological, and acoustical. These methods mainly separate and/or remove the dye present in water. Recently, advanced oxidation processes (AOP) have been focused for removal of dye from waste water due to their advantages such as ecofriendly, economic and capable to degrade many dyes or organic pollutant present in water. Photocatalysis is one of the advance oxidation processes, mainly carried out under irradiation of light and suitable photocatalytic materials...
March 2018: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
Kensuke Teramoto, Shunsuke Inoue, Shigeki Tokita, Ryo Yasuhara, Yoshihide Nakamiya, Takeshi Nagashima, Kazuaki Mori, Masaki Hashida, Shuji Sakabe
We have demonstrated that a pulsed electromagnetic wave (Sommerfeld wave) of subterahertz frequency and 11-MV/m field strength can be induced on a metal wire by the interaction of an intense femtosecond laser pule with an adjacent metal foil at a laser intensity of 8.5×10^{18}W/cm^{2}. The polarity of the electric field of this surface wave is opposite to that obtained by the direct interaction of the laser with the wire. Numerical simulations suggest that an electromagnetic wave associated with electron emission from the foil induces the surface wave...
February 2018: Physical Review. E
Xiangyu Cao, Yan V Fyodorov, Pierre Le Doussal
We address systematically an apparent nonphysical behavior of the free-energy moment generating function for several instances of the logarithmically correlated models: the fractional Brownian motion with Hurst index H=0 (fBm0) (and its bridge version), a one-dimensional model appearing in decaying Burgers turbulence with log-correlated initial conditions and, finally, the two-dimensional log-correlated random-energy model (logREM) introduced in Cao et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 090601 (2017)PRLTAO0031-900710...
February 2018: Physical Review. E
Maritza C Alencar, Eileen Butler, Jessica MacIntyre, Evelyn P Wempe
Formal training is an important mechanism to assist the new generation of nurse practitioners (NPs) entering the complex field of oncology. The growing number of patients with cancer and the expansion of treatment options demand structured oncology training to support the transition of novice advanced practice nurses to the field. Oncology NP fellowships are a potential solution for those seeking training centered on the management of patients with cancer. This article discusses the process of implementing an NP fellowship program at an academic cancer center, including benefits and barriers...
April 1, 2018: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
Marcin Maździarz, Adam Mrozek, Wacław Kuś, Tadeusz Burczyński
A potentially new, single-atom thick semiconducting 2D- graphene -like material, called Anisotropic-cyclicgraphene , has been generated by the two stage searching strategy linking molecular and ab initio approach. The candidate was derived from the evolutionary-based algorithm and molecular simulations was then profoundly analysed using first-principles density functional theory from the structural, mechanical, phonon, and electronic properties point of view. The proposed polymorph of graphene ( rP16 -P1m1) is mechanically, dynamically, and thermally stable and can achieve semiconducting with a direct band gap of 0...
March 16, 2018: Materials
Shi-Hao Zhang, Bang-Gui Liu
We propose through first-principles investigation that the GaTeCl monolayer is an excellent two-dimensional (2D) multiferroic with giant mechanical anisotropy. The calculated phonon spectrum, molecular dynamic simulations, and elastic moduli confirm its dynamic and mechanical stability, and our cleavage energy analysis shows that exfoliating one GaTeCl monolayer from the existing GaTeCl bulk is feasible. The calculated in-plane ferroelectric polarization reaches 578 pC m-1 . The energy barriers per formula unit of the ferroelastic 90° rotational and ferroelectric reversal transitions are 476 meV and 754 meV, respectively, being the greatest in the 2D multiferroics family so far...
March 15, 2018: Nanoscale
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