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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821139/charge-functionalized-and-mechanically-durable-composite-cryogels-from-q-nfc-and-cs-for-highly-selective-removal-of-anionic-dyes
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Yufei Chen, Jing Ru, Biyao Geng, Haiying Wang, Congcong Tong, Chungui Du, Shengchun Wu, Hongzhi Liu
A composite cryogel was prepared from quaternized nanofibrillated cellulose (Q-NFC) and chitosan (CS) through a combination of freeze-drying and cross-linking with epichlorohydrin. The specific surface area of the composite cryogel was approximately two times that of Q-NFC cryogel. And the composite cryogel exhibited superior adsorption properties of anionic dyes than either the Q-NFC or CS cryogel controls. The adsorption isotherm well fitted the Langmuir model with the maximum theoretical adsorption capacity up to 473...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821135/exploring-pullulan-poly-vinyl-alcohol-interpenetrating-network-microspheres-as-controlled-release-drug-delivery-device
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Saundray Raj Soni, Animesh Ghosh
In the present study, interpenetrating polymeric network (IPN) microsphere was prepared using glutaraldehyde assisted water-in-oil emulsion crosslinking method for controlled delivery of pirfenidone, the only chemical entity approved by US FDA for the treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). In our study, the natural biopolymer pullulan was harnessed in combination with synthetic polymer PVA for drug delivery applications. The prepared microspheres were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, solid state (13)C nuclear magnetic resonance and field emission scanning electron microscopy...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821068/radiation-synthesis-and-performance-of-novel-cellulose-based-microsphere-adsorbents-for-efficient-removal-of-boron-iii
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Siqi Liu, Min Xu, Tianlin Yu, Dong Han, Jing Peng, Jiuqiang Li, Maolin Zhai
A novel cellulose-based microsphere containing glucamine groups, referred as CVN, was successfully synthesized by radiation-induced graft polymerization of 4-vinylbenzyl chloride onto cellulose microspheres and subsequent functionalization with N-methyl-d-glucamine. The adsorption by CVN for boron (III) from aqueous solutions was evaluated systematically by batch adsorption technique. Langmuir models could fit well with the adsorption behavior of CVN. The CVN adsorbents exhibited a high adsorption capacity up to 12...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820997/nh2fe3o4-sio2-supported-peroxidase-catalyzed-h2o2-for-degradation-of-endocrine-disrupter-from-aqueous-solution-roles-of-active-radicals-and-noms
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Jing Ai, Weijun Zhang, Guiying Liao, Hua Xia, Dongsheng Wang
In this work, magnetic Fe3O4 was utilized to immobilize horseradish peroxidase (IM-HRP) in order to improve its stability and reusability by crosslinking method process with glutaraldehyde. The physicochemical properties of NH2Fe3O4@SiO2 and IM-HRP were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), Thermo-gravimetric Analysis (TGA) and Transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The thermal stability of immobilized-HRP was considerably improved in comparison with free counterpart...
August 13, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820991/robust-evaluation-of-performance-monitoring-options-for-ozone-disinfection-in-water-recycling-using-bayesian-analysis
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Guido Carvajal, Amos Branch, Philipp Michel, Scott A Sisson, David J Roser, Jörg E Drewes, Stuart J Khan
Ozonation of wastewater has gained popularity because of its effectiveness in removing colour, UV absorbance, trace organic chemicals, and pathogens. Due to the rapid reaction of ozone with organic compounds, dissolved ozone is often not measurable and therefore, the common disinfection controlling parameter, concentration integrated over contact time (CT) cannot be obtained. In such cases, alternative parameters have been shown to be useful as surrogate measures for microbial removal including change in UV254 absorbance (ΔUVA), change in total fluorescence (ΔTF), or O3:TOC (or O3:DOC)...
August 1, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820973/an-in-situ-raman-study-on-pristane-at-high-pressure-and-ambient-temperature
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Jia Wu, Zhiyong Ni, Shixia Wang, Haifei Zheng
The CH Raman spectroscopic band (2800-3000cm(-1)) of pristane was measured in a diamond anvil cell at 1.1-1532MPa and ambient temperature. Three models are used for the peak-fitting of this CH Raman band, and the linear correlations between pressure and corresponding peak positions are calculated as well. The results demonstrate that 1) the number of peaks that one chooses to fit the spectrum affects the results, which indicates that the application of the spectroscopic barometry with a function group of organic matters suffers significant limitations; and 2) the linear correlation between pressure and fitted peak positions from one-peak model is more superior than that from multiple-peak model, meanwhile the standard error of the latter is much higher than that of the former...
July 19, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820970/utility-of-the-comprehensive-marijuana-motives-questionnaire-among-medical-cannabis-patients
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Kipling M Bohnert, Erin E Bonar, J Todd Arnedt, Deirdre A Conroy, Maureen A Walton, Mark A Ilgen
BACKGROUND: Little is known about motives for cannabis use among the population of adults using cannabis medically. Therefore, we evaluated the performance of the 12 factor, 36-item Comprehensive Marijuana Motives Questionnaire (CMMQ) among a sample of medical cannabis patients. METHODS: Study participants were adults ages 21years or older with scheduled appointments to obtain new or renewed medical cannabis certification from clinics in one Midwestern state (n=1116)...
August 3, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820903/prominent-facilitation-at-beta-and-gamma-frequency-range-revealed-with-physiological-calcium-concentration-in-adult-mouse-piriform-cortex-in-vitro
#8
Marie Gleizes, Simon P Perrier, Caroline Fonta, Lionel G Nowak
Neuronal activity is characterized by a diversity of oscillatory phenomena that are associated with multiple behavioral and cognitive processes, yet the functional consequences of these oscillations are not fully understood. Our aim was to determine whether and how these different oscillatory activities affect short-term synaptic plasticity (STP), using the olfactory system as a model. In response to odorant stimuli, the olfactory bulb displays a slow breathing rhythm as well as beta and gamma oscillations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820902/from-hospitalization-records-to-surveillance-the-use-of-local-patient-profiles-to-characterize-cholera-in-vellore-india
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Melissa S Cruz, Tania M AlarconFalconi, Meghan A Hartwick, Aishwarya Venkat, Hanna Y Ehrlich, Shalini Anandan, Honorine D Ward, Balaji Veeraraghavan, Elena N Naumova
Despite availability of high quality medical records, health care systems often do not have the resources or tools to utilize these data efficiently. Yet, hospital-based, laboratory-confirmed records may pave the way for building reliable surveillance systems capable of monitoring temporal trends of emerging infections. In this communication, we present a new tool to compress and visualize medical records with a local population profile (LPP) approach, which transforms information into statistically comparable patterns...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820847/effectiveness-of-a-16-week-high-intensity-cardioresistance-training-program-in-adults
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Tina A Greenlee, Daniel R Greene, Nathan J Ward, Ginger E Reeser, Courtney M Allen, Nicholas W Baumgartner, Neal J Cohen, Arthur F Kramer, Charles H Hillman, Aron K Barbey
Greenlee, TA, Greene, DR, Ward, NJ, Reeser, GE, Allen, CM, Baumgartner, NW, Cohen, NJ, Kramer, AF, Hillman, CH, and Barbey, AK. Effectiveness of a 16-week high-intensity cardioresistance training program in adults. J Strength Cond Res 31(9): 2528-2541, 2017-The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of a novel, 16-week high-intensity cardioresistance training (HICRT) program on measures of aerobic fitness, agility, aerobic power, muscular endurance, lower-body explosive power, and self-reported activity level...
September 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820846/noninvasive-assessment-of-skeletal-muscle-myosin-heavy-chain-expression-in-trained-and-untrained-men
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Andrew C Fry, Terry J Housh, Joel B Cramer, Joseph P Weir, Travis W Beck, Brian K Schilling, Jonathan D Miller, Justin X Nicoll
Fry, AC, Housh, TJ, Cramer, JB, Weir, JP, Beck, TW, Schilling, BK, Miller, JD, and Nicoll, JX. Noninvasive assessment of skeletal muscle myosin heavy chain expression in trained and untrained men. J Strength Cond Res 31(9): 2355-2362, 2017-Numerous conditions and types of physical activity (e.g., exercise, aging, and muscle-related diseases) can influence muscle fiber types and the proteins expressed. To date, muscle fibers can only be characterized by actually obtaining a tissue sample using the invasive muscle biopsy procedure...
September 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820678/a-new-hybrid-model-using-an-autoregressive-integrated-moving-average-and-a-generalized-regression-neural-network-for-the-incidence-of-tuberculosis-in-heng-county-china
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Wudi Wei, Junjun Jiang, Lian Gao, Bingyu Liang, Jiegang Huang, Ning Zang, Chuanyi Ning, Yanyan Liao, Jingzhen Lai, Jun Yu, Fengxiang Qin, Hui Chen, Jinming Su, Li Ye, Hao Liang
It is a daunting task to eradicate tuberculosis completely in Heng County due to a large transient population, human immunodeficiency virus/tuberculosis coinfection, and latent infection. Thus, a high-precision forecasting model can be used for the prevention and control of tuberculosis. In this study, four models including a basic autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA) model, a traditional ARIMA-generalized regression neural network (GRNN) model, a basic GRNN model, and a new ARIMA-GRNN hybrid model were used to fit and predict the incidence of tuberculosis...
July 31, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820593/structure-of-dynamic-taxol-stabilized-and-gmppcp-stabilized-microtubule
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Avi Ginsburg, Asaf Shemesh, Abigail Millgram, Raviv Dharan, Yael Levi-Kalisman, Israel Ringel, Uri Raviv
Microtubule (MT) is made of αβ-tubulin heterodimers that dynamically assemble into a hollow nanotube composed of straight protofilaments. MT dynamics is facilitated by hydrolysis of guanosine-5'-triphosphate (GTP) and can be inhibited by either anticancer agents like taxol or by the non-hydrolyzable GTP analogues like GMPPCP. Using high-resolution synchrotron X-ray scattering, we have measured and analyzed the scattering curves from solutions of dynamic MT (in other words, in the presence of excess GTP and free of dynamic-inhibiting agents) and examined the effect of two MT stabilizers: taxol and GMPPCP...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820332/using-rating-of-perceived-exertion-in-assessing-cardiorespiratory-fitness-in-endometrial-cancer-survivors
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Daniel C Hughes, Matthew G Cox, Susan Serice, George Baum, Carol Harrison, Karen Basen-Engquist
For cancer survivors, who also often present with co-existing health conditions, exercise testing is often performed using submaximal protocols incorporating linear heart rate response for estimating the cardiorespiratory capacity and assessing exercise tolerance. However, use of beta-blocker medications, during sub-maximal protocols based on linear HR response can be problematic. Rating of perceived exertion (RPE), which takes into account an individual's overall perception of effort, can be used as a complementary tool that does not rely solely on the heart rate response to increased workload...
October 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820250/coordination-and-thermodynamics-of-trivalent-curium-with-malonate-at-increased-temperatures-a-spectroscopic-and-quantum-chemical-study
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Andrej Skerencak-Frech, Michael Trumm, Daniel R Fröhlich, Petra J Panak
The complexation of Cm(III) with malonate is studied by time-resolved laser fluorescence spectroscopy (TRLFS) in the temperature range from 25 to 90 °C. Three complexes ([Cm(Mal)n](3-2n), n = 1, 2, 3) are identified and their molar fractions are determined as a function of the ligand concentration, the ionic strength, and the temperature. A general shift of the chemical equilibrium toward higher complexes with increasing temperature is observed, with the [CmMal3](3-) complex forming only at T > 40 °C. The conditional stability constants (log K'n(T)) are calculated and extrapolated to Im = 0 with the specific ion interaction theory (SIT)...
August 18, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820079/validation-of-a-system-for-monitoring-individual-feeding-and-drinking-behaviour-and-intake-in-young-cattle
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B R Oliveira, M N Ribas, F S Machado, J A M Lima, L F L Cavalcanti, M L Chizzotti, S G Coelho
The objective of this study was to validate an electronic system for monitoring individual feeding and drinking behaviour and intake developed for young cattle housed in group. A total of 35 Holstein-Gyr crossbred heifers (BW: 180±52 kg; age: 121.5±32.5 days), fitted with an ear tag containing a unique passive transponder, were distributed in three groups of 12, 12 and 11 animals per period and had free access to 12 electronic feed bins and two electronic water bins (Intergado® Ltd). The dimensions of feed and water bins, as well as the sensors position were appropriate for young cattle...
August 18, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820033/unregulated-saphenous-vein-graft-distension-decreases-tissue-viscoelasticity
#17
Eric S Wise, Kyle M Hocking, Brian C Evans, Craig L Duvall, Joyce Cheung-Flynn, Colleen M Brophy
OBJECTIVES: Unregulated intraoperative distension of human saphenous vein (SV) graft leads to supraphysiologic luminal pressures and causes acute physiologic and cellular injury to the conduit. The effect of distension on tissue viscoelasticity, a biophysical property critical to a successful graft, is not well described. In this investigation, we quantify the loss of viscoelasticity in SV deformed by distension and compare the results to tissue distended in a pressure-controlled fashion...
September 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820016/why-we-stay-with-our-social-partners-neural-mechanisms-of-stay-leave-decision-making
#18
Amber Heijne, Filippo Rossi, Alan G Sanfey
How do we decide to keep interacting (e.g., stay) with a social partner or to switch (e.g., leave) to another? This paper investigated the neural mechanisms of stay/leave decision-making. We hypothesized that these decisions fit within a framework of value-based decision-making, and explored four potential mechanisms underlying a hypothesized bias to stay. Twenty-six participants underwent functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) while completing social and nonsocial versions of a stay/leave decision-making task...
August 18, 2017: Social Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819930/association-between-patient-satisfaction-and-short-term-outcomes-after-major-cancer-surgery
#19
Deborah R Kaye, Caroline R Richardson, Zaojun Ye, Lindsey A Herrel, Chad Ellimoottil, David C Miller
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate whether patient satisfaction, as measured by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey, is associated with short-term outcomes after major cancer surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We first used national Medicare claims to identify patients who underwent a major extirpative cancer surgery from 2011 to 2013. Next, we used Hospital Compare data to assign the HCAHPS score to the hospital where the patient underwent surgery...
August 17, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819925/the-behavioural-ecology-of-irrational-behaviours
#20
Philippe Huneman, Johannes Martens
Natural selection is often envisaged as the ultimate cause of the apparent rationality exhibited by organisms in their specific habitat. Given the equivalence between selection and rationality as maximizing processes, one would indeed expect organisms to implement rational decision-makers. Yet, many violations of the clauses of rationality have been witnessed in various species such as starlings, hummingbirds, amoebas and honeybees. This paper attempts to interpret such discrepancies between economic rationality (defined by the main axioms of rational choice theory) and biological rationality (defined by natural selection)...
August 17, 2017: History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
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