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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151094/glossolalia-and-aphasia-related-but-different-worlds
#1
Leila Chouiter, Jean-Marie Annoni
The word glossolalia, also referred to as "speaking in tongues," originates from the Greek "glossa" which means "language" and "Lalia" which means "speak." It simply means to talk language. On a linguistic perspective, glossolalia is characterized by almost no recognizable words or semantic content, apart from biblical words and phrases, with an overrepresentation of a small phonemes number, accelerated speech output, and modification of accents and melody. Its phonemic properties have been said to resemble those of the language(s) of the speaker...
2018: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149423/structural-and-visible-near%C3%A2-infrared-optical-properties-of-cr-doped-tio2-for-colored-cool-pigments
#2
Le Yuan, Xiaolong Weng, Ming Zhou, Qingyong Zhang, Longjiang Deng
Chromium-doped TiO2 pigments were synthesized via a solid-state reaction method and studied with X-ray diffraction, SEM, XPS, and UV-VIS-NIR reflectance spectroscopy. The incorporation of Cr(3+) accelerates the transition from the anatase phase to the rutile phase and compresses the crystal lattice. Moreover, the particle morphology, energy gap, and reflectance spectrum of Cr-doped TiO2 pigments is affected by the crystal structure and doping concentration. For the rutile samples, some of the Cr(3+) ions are oxidized to Cr(4+) after sintering at a high temperature, which leads to a strong near-infrared absorption band due to the (3)A2 → (3) T1 electric dipole-allowed transitions of Cr(4+)...
November 17, 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148097/ce3-sensitized-tm3-mn2-doped-nayf4-colloidal-nanocrystals-intense-cool-white-light-from-phosphor-coated-uv-led
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Venkataramanan Mahalingam, Venkata N K B Adusumalli, Heramba V S R M Koppisetti
Intense white light emission is observed from colloidal single component NaYF4:Ce3+/Tm3+/Mn2+ nanocrystals. This combination is interesting as it uses Mn2+ ions instead of green and red emitting Ln3+ ions which are expensive and less abundant. The single band blue emission of Tm3+ ions was combined with the broadband greenish yellow emission of Mn2+ ions to produce strong white light emission using Ce3+ ions as excitation source. Interestingly, there is hardly any re-absorption of blue emission by Mn2+ ions and the spectrum matches the commercial Ce3+-doped YAG phosphor coated over blue LED...
November 17, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146895/atomic-level-molybdenum-oxide-nanorings-with-full-spectrum-absorption-and-photoresponsive-properties
#4
Yong Yang, Yang Yang, Shuangming Chen, Qichen Lu, Li Song, Yen Wei, Xun Wang
Superthin nanostructures, particularly with atomic-level thicknesses, typically display unique optical properties because of their exceptional light-matter interactions. Here, we report a facile strategy for the synthesis of sulfur-doped molybdenum oxide nanorings with an atomic-level size (thickness of 0.5 nm) and a tunable ring-in-ring architecture. These atomic-level nanorings displayed strong photo-absorption in both the visible and infrared-light ranges and acted as a photothermal agent. Under irradiation with an 808 nm laser with an intensity of 1 W/cm(2), a composite of the nanorings embedded in polydimethylsiloxane showed an ultrafast photothermal effect, delivering a local temperature of up to 400 °C within 20 s, which to the best of our knowledge is the highest temperature by light irradiation reported to date...
November 16, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145971/antimicrobial-blue-light-inactivation-of-pathogenic-microbes-state-of-the-art
#5
Yucheng Wang, Ying Wang, Yuguang Wang, Clinton K Murray, Michael R Hamblin, David C Hooper, Tianhong Dai
As an innovative non-antibiotic approach, antimicrobial blue light in the spectrum of 400-470nm has demonstrated its intrinsic antimicrobial properties resulting from the presence of endogenous photosensitizing chromophores in pathogenic microbes and, subsequently, its promise as a counteracter of antibiotic resistance. Since we published our last review of antimicrobial blue light in 2012, there have been a substantial number of new studies reported in this area. Here we provide an updated overview of the findings from the new studies over the past 5 years, including the efficacy of antimicrobial blue light inactivation of different microbes, its mechanism of action, synergism of antimicrobial blue light with other angents, its effect on host cells and tissues, the potential development of resistance to antimicrobial blue light by microbes, and a novel interstitial delivery approach of antimicrobial blue light...
November 2017: Drug Resistance Updates: Reviews and Commentaries in Antimicrobial and Anticancer Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145688/is-primary-aldosteronism-still-largely-unrecognized
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Fabrizio Buffolo, Silvia Monticone, Jacopo Burrello, Martina Tetti, Franco Veglio, Tracy Ann Williams, Paolo Mulatero
Primary aldosteronism (PA) was first reported by Jerome W. Conn in 1954 when it was considered a rare disorder, only suspected in cases of hypertension and spontaneous hypokalemia. Over the last 30 years, with the wide application of the plasma aldosterone to plasma renin activity ratio as screening test, the clinical spectrum of PA has dramatically changed. Different studies displayed significant differences in term of patients investigated, diagnostic criteria and hormonal assays; however, large prospective studies with robust diagnostic criteria indicated that the prevalence of PA is around 6% of the general hypertensive population and 11% of the patients referred to hypertension centers...
November 16, 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137991/spectrally-decomposed-dark-to-light-transitions-in-a-psi-deficient-mutant-of-synechocystis-sp-pcc-6803
#7
Alonso M Acuña, Pascal van Alphen, Filipe Branco Dos Santos, Rienk van Grondelle, Klaas J Hellingwerf, Ivo H M van Stokkum
Cyanobacterial thylakoid membranes are known to host photosynthetic and respiratory complexes. This hampers a straight forward interpretation of the highly dynamic fluorescence originating from photosynthetic units. The present study focuses on dark-to-light transitions in whole cells of a PSI-deficient mutant of the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. The time-dependent cellular fluorescence spectrum has been measured, while having previously exposed the cells to different conditions that affect respiratory activity...
November 11, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137262/disease-spectrum-of-abnormal-serum-free-light-chain-ratio-and-its-diagnostic-significance
#8
Bin Xu, Yi Tang, Jianfeng Zhou, Peiling Zhang, Huijun Li
Objective: To analyze the spectrum of abnormal serum free light chain ratio (sFLC κ/λ ratio), and to redefine the range of sFLC κ/λ ratio, so as to achieve hierarchical diagnosis of diseases with abnormal sFLC κ/λ ratio, resulting in the increased sensitivity and specificity in the diagnosis of monoclonal plasma diseases. Methods: Enrolled 1,340 patients with abnormal sFLC κ/λ ratio (<0.26 or >1.65) were grouped: (1) group A: malignant plasma diseases; (2) group B: monoclonal gammopathies of undetermined significance (MGUS); (3) group C: reactive plasma diseases...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136460/graphitic-nitrogen-triggers-red-fluorescence-in-carbon-dots
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Katerina Hola, Mária Sudolská, Sergii Kalytchuk, Dana Nachtigallova, Andrey L Rogach, Michal Otyepka, Radek Zbořil
Carbon dots (CDs) are a stable and highly biocompatible fluorescent material offering great application potential in cell labeling, optical imaging, LED diodes, and optoelectronic technologies. Because their emission wavelengths provide the best tissue penetration, red-emitting CDs are of a particular interest for applications in biomedical technologies. Current synthetic strategies enabling red-shifted emission include increasing the CD particle size (sp2 domain) by a proper synthetic strategy and tuning the surface chemistry of CDs with suitable functional groups (e...
November 14, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136383/a-combined-td-dft-sos-cis-d-study-of-bophy-derivatives-with-potential-application-in-biosensing
#10
Miguel Ponce-Vargas, Cloé Azarias, Denis Jacquemin, Boris Le Guennic
A set of thirteen BOPHY dyes is studied through a hybrid TD-DFT-SOS-CIS(D) approach accounting for solvent effects, in order to shed light onto the structure-property relationships of these recently developed chromophores. In a first step, we calculate the absorption fluorescence crossing points with refined TD-DFT models considering the influences of both vibrational and solvent contributions. We found that the systematic overestimation of the 0-0 energies is effectively reduced by combining PCM-TD-DFT with a scaled opposite spin-configuration interaction singles with a double correction [SOS-CIS(D)]...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135946/sensitivity-to-heavy-metal-ions-of-unfolded-fullerene-quantum-dots
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Erica Ciotta, Stefano Paoloni, Maria Richetta, Paolo Prosposito, Pietro Tagliatesta, Chiara Lorecchio, Iole Venditti, Ilaria Fratoddi, Stefano Casciardi, Roberto Pizzoferrato
A novel type of graphene-like quantum dots, synthesized by oxidation and cage-opening of C60 buckminsterfullerene, has been studied as a fluorescent and absorptive probe for heavy-metal ions. The lattice structure of such unfolded fullerene quantum dots (UFQDs) is distinct from that of graphene since it includes both carbon hexagons and pentagons. The basic optical properties, however, are similar to those of regular graphene oxide quantum dots. On the other hand, UFQDs behave quite differently in the presence of heavy-metal ions, in that multiple sensitivity to Cu(2+), Pb(2+) and As(III) was observed through comparable quenching of the fluorescent emission and different variations of the transmittance spectrum...
November 14, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134755/analysis-of-the-influence-of-collagen-fibres-in-the-dermis-on-skin-optical-reflectance-by-monte-carlo-simulation-in-a-nine-layered-skin-model
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Y Masuda, Y Ogura, Y Inagaki, T Yasui, Y Aizu
BACKGROUND: Collagen fibres in the dermis play an important structural role in the skin. Age-related changes to these fibres cause wrinkles and slackness of facial skin. However, it is not clear how dermal collagen fibres affect skin colour. The purpose of this study was to clarify the influence of altered collagen fibres on skin colour, using both experimental measurement of fibre density and Monte Carlo simulations in an optical model of skin. METHODS: Reflection spectra were measured from the cheeks of 12 Japanese women (22-65 years old) by spectral colorimeter...
November 13, 2017: Skin Research and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133150/structure-and-function-of-per-arnt-sim-domains-and-their-possible-role-in-the-life-cycle-biology-of-trypanosoma-cruzi
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Maura Rojas-Pirela, Daniel J Rigden, Paul A Michels, Ana J Cáceres, Juan Luis Concepción, Wilfredo Quiñones
Per-ARNT-Sim (PAS) domains of proteins play important roles as modules for signalling and cellular regulation processes in widely diverse organisms such as Archaea, Bacteria, protists, plants, yeasts, insects and vertebrates. These domains are present in many proteins where they are used as sensors of stimuli and modules for protein interactions. Characteristically, they can bind a broad spectrum of molecules. Such binding causes the domain to trigger a specific cellular response or to make the protein containing the domain susceptible to responding to additional physical or chemical signals...
November 10, 2017: Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131178/carrier-frequency-tuning-of-few-cycle-light-pulses-by-a-broadband-attenuating-mirror
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O Razskazovskaya, M Ossiander, F Siegrist, V Pervak, M Schultze
We demonstrate the performance of a novel multilayer dielectric reflective thin-film attenuator capable of reshaping the super-octave spectrum of near-single-cycle visible laser pulses without deteriorating the phase properties of the reflected light. These novel broadband attenuating mirrors reshape in a virtually dispersion-free manner the incident spectrum such that the carrier wavelength of the reflected pulses shifts from ∼700  nm (Eγ=1.77  eV) to ∼540  nm (Eγ=2.25  eV) or beyond while maintaining their initial near-single-cycle pulse duration...
November 10, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126013/1-4-bis-2-methylstyryl-benzene-doped-pmma-fibre-for-blue-range-fluorescent-applications
#15
Piotr Miluski, Marcin Kochanowicz, Jacek Zmojda, Dominik Dorosz
The fluorescent dyes allow new optical applications in polymer-based optical fibre technology. The article presents highly fluorescent 1,4-Bis(2-methylstyryl)benzene doped poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) fibre. The multi-peak (422, 450, 488nm) fluorescence spectrum of the bulk specimen under 355nm excitation is presented. The polymerization and fibre drawing process is also shown. The fluorescent properties vs. fibre length at excitation 405nm are investigated. Significant spectrum shape changes and red shift phenomena of individual peaks are presented using one end excitation and fibre cutting method measurements for fibre length 2-90cm...
November 3, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124708/phototherapy-in-atopic-dermatitis
#16
José María Ortiz-Salvador, Amparo Pérez-Ferriols
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is one of the most common chronic inflammatory skin diseases. Currently management of AD includes avoidance of triggering factors, skin care aiming to compensate the skin barrier defects, anti-inflammatory therapy (mostly topical corticosteroids and topical calcineurin inhibitors). When these first-line approaches are unsuccessful, systemic treatment or phototherapy ought to be carried out as next line of defence. Current phototherapy modalities for AD include broadband UVB (290-320 nm), narrowband UVB (311-313 nm), UVA-1 therapy (340-400 nm), UVA therapy plus 8-methoxypsoralens (PUVA), 308 nm excimer laser (EL) and Full spectrum light (FSL)...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124691/polymorphous-light-eruption
#17
Marcella Guarrera
Polymorphous light eruption (PLE) is the commonest immuno-mediated photodermatosis. It occurs after solar or artificial UV-light exposure and affects only the sun-exposed areas with preference of the V-area of the chest, of arms and forearms, legs, upper part of the back, and rarely the face. The lesions are itching or burning, and vary morphologically from erythema to papules, vesico-papules and occasionally blisters, plaques, sometimes erythema multiforme-like, insect bite-like wheals and purpura. The clinical manifestations befall within a few hours to days from light exposure, last a few days, and subside in about a week without sequelae...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124690/impact-of-ultraviolet-light-on-vitiligo
#18
Rasnik K Singh
Vitiligo is a disorder of the melanocytes that results in a dynamic spectrum of skin depigmentation. Its etiology is complex and multifactorial, with data supporting several different hypotheses. Given its prominent phenotype, vitiligo has a significant negative impact on quality of life. Coupled with the chronic and incurable nature of the disease, this presents a formidable treatment challenge. Several treatment modalities have been instituted over the years, with varying efficacy. This chapter focuses on the use of ultraviolet light in vitiligo as an established therapeutic option...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124652/red-shift-in-the-spectrum-of-a-chlorophyll-species-is-essential-for-the-drought-induced-dissipation-of-excess-light-energy-in-a-poikilohydric-moss-bryum-argenteum
#19
Yutaka Shibata, Ahmed Mohamed, Koichiro Taniyama, Kentaro Kanatani, Makiko Kosugi, Hiroshi Fukumura
Some mosses are extremely tolerant of drought stress. Their high drought tolerance relies on their ability to effectively dissipate absorbed light energy to heat under dry conditions. The energy dissipation mechanism in a drought-tolerant moss, Bryum argenteum, has been investigated using low-temperature picosecond time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy. The results are compared between moss thalli samples harvested in Antarctica and in Japan. Both samples show almost the same quenching properties, suggesting an identical drought tolerance mechanism for the same species with two completely different habitats...
November 9, 2017: Photosynthesis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123633/efficiency-of-a-new-combined-laser-therapy-in-patients-with-trophic-ulcers-of-lower-extremities-and-chronic-venous-insufficiency
#20
Sergey Vladimirovich Moskvin, Aleksandr Vladimirovich Geynitz, Evgeniy Valer'yevich Askhadulin
Introduction: Treating patients with trophic ulcers (TUs) of venous etiology (VE) is a complicated socio-medical and economic problem. One of the ways to increase treatment efficiency can be a complex therapy, including combined laser action. Methods: The objective of this study was a comparative evaluation of the efficiency of traditional treatment methods in patients with chronic venous diseases of C6 class, and combined laser therapy (LT) according to a new method by LASMIK® device. External exposure was conducted on the 1-4 affected area during one session for 2 minutes per zone (pulsed mode, light pulse duration of 100-130 ns, wavelength 635 nm, by a matrix emitter consisting of eight laser diodes with a surface area of 8 cm2, at a distance of up to 7 cm, pulsed power 40 W)...
2017: Journal of Lasers in Medical Sciences
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