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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786972/a-lyophilized-and-thermal-two-step-synthesis-of-cofe-alloy-nanoparticles-embedded-in-n-doped-carbon-nanosheets-carbon-nanotubes-for-highly-efficient-oxygen-evolution-reaction
#1
Yang Liu, Feng Li, Haidong Yang, Jing Li, Ping Ma, Yan Zhu, Jiantai Ma
There is a vital need to explore highly-efficient and stable nonprecious-metal catalysts for oxygen evolution reaction (OER) to reduce the overpotential and further improve the energy conversion efficiency. Herein, we report a unique and cost-effective lyophilized and thermal two step procedure to synthesize high-performance CoFe alloy nanoparticles embedded in N-doped carbon nanosheets interspersed with carbon nanotubes (CoFe-N-CN/CNTs) hybrid. The lyophilization step during catalysts preparation is beneficial to uniform the dispersion of carbon-like precursors and avoid the agglomeration of metal particles...
May 22, 2018: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786871/gender-specific-effects-of-selection-for-drinking-in-the-dark-on-the-network-roles-of-coding-and-non-coding-rnas
#2
Ovidiu Dan Iancu, Alex Colville, Beth Wilmot, Robert Searles, Priscila Darakjian, Christina Zheng, Shannon McWeeney, Sunita Kawane, John C Crabbe, Pamela Metten, Denesa Oberbeck, Robert Hitzemann
BACKGROUND: Transcriptional differences between Heterogeneous stock (HS/NPT) mice and High Drinking in the Dark (HDID) selected mouse lines have previously been described based on microarray technology coupled with network based analysis (Iancu et al., 2013b). The network changes were reproducible in two independent selections and largely confined to two distinct network modules; in contrast differential expression appeared more specific to each selected line. The current study extends these results by utilizing RNA-Seq technology, allowing evaluation of the relationship between genetic risk and transcription of non-coding RNA; we additionally evaluate sex-specific transcriptional effects of selection...
May 22, 2018: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786840/spray-drying-of-milk-blackberry-pulp-mixture-effect-of-carrier-agent-on-the-physical-properties-of-powder-water-sorption-and-glass-transition-temperature
#3
Matheus Boeira Braga, Sandra Cristina Dos Santos Rocha, Miriam Dupas Hubinger
Spray dryer was used to produce particles from a milk-blackberry pulp mixture (25%:75% (w/w)). Maltodextrin 10DE and 20DE and gum Arabic were used as adjuvants in order to improve powder quality. The particles were analyzed with emphasis on physical and physicochemical characteristics: moisture content, bulk density, particle size, morphology, water activity, anthocyanins retention, anthocyanins content, hygroscopicity, solubility, water sorption, and glass transition temperature. The best results were obtained for the paste composition of 25% concentrated milk-70% blackberry pulp-5% gum Arabic, yielding high anthocyanins retention (>87...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786830/blue-light-filtering-intraocular-lenses-iols-for-protecting-macular-health
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REVIEW
Laura E Downie, Ljoudmila Busija, Peter R Keller
BACKGROUND: An intraocular lens (IOL) is a synthetic lens that is surgically implanted within the eye following removal of the crystalline lens, during cataract surgery. While all modern IOLs attenuate the transmission of ultra-violet (UV) light, some IOLs, called blue-blocking or blue-light filtering IOLs, also reduce short-wavelength visible light transmission. The rationale for blue-light filtering IOLs derives primarily from cell culture and animal studies, which suggest that short-wavelength visible light can induce retinal photoxicity...
May 22, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786740/shear-density-coupling-for-a-compressible-single-component-yield-stress-fluid
#5
Markus Gross, Fathollah Varnik
Flow behavior of a single-component yield stress fluid is addressed on the hydrodynamic level. A basic ingredient of the model is a coupling between fluctuations of density and velocity gradient via a Herschel-Bulkley-type constitutive model. Focusing on the limit of low shear rates and high densities, the model approximates well-but is not limited to-gently sheared hard sphere colloidal glasses, where solvent effects are negligible. A detailed analysis of the linearized hydrodynamic equations for fluctuations and the resulting cubic dispersion relation reveals the existence of a range of densities and shear rates with growing flow heterogeneity...
May 22, 2018: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786739/synthesis-of-pure-silica-mfi-zeolites-using-imidazolium-based-long-dications-a-comparative-study-of-structure-directing-effects-derived-from-a-further-spacer-length-increase
#6
Peng Lu, Luis Gómez-Hortigüela, Miguel A Camblor
Length-dependent structure direction of linear methylimidazolium-based dications towards MFI zeolite, previously known only for the tetramethylene spacer, has also been found for octamethylene and decamethylene spacers. This works only under highly concentrated conditions, whereas dilution always tends to favor TON, a default structure that is the only zeolite obtained with the other reported dications (with tri-, penta-, and hexamethylene spacers). The locations and conformations of the dications have been studied by molecular mechanics simulations...
May 22, 2018: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786728/selenization-of-nimn-layered-double-hydroxide-with-enhanced-electrocatalytic-activity-for-oxygen-evolution
#7
Jing Du, Zehua Zou, Ailing Yu, Cailing Xu
Exploiting highly active oxygen evolution reaction electrocatalysts is of great importance in the cost-effective generation of clean fuels. Herein, the preparation of NiMn-layered double hydroxide with selenization is adopted to reduce the charge transfer resistance of the electrocatalytic oxygen evolution reaction and enhance electrocatalytic performance. As a result, this selenization product of NiMn-layered double hydroxide can reach a current density of 10 mA cm-2 at a low overpotential of 280 mV on glassy carbon electrode in 1...
May 22, 2018: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786722/an-urchin-like-mgco-2-o-4-ppy-core-shell-composite-grown-on-ni-foam-for-a-high-performance-all-solid-state-asymmetric-supercapacitor
#8
Haiwen Gao, Xiaohong Wang, Ganghu Wang, Chen Hao, Saisai Zhou, Chengxiang Huang
In recent years, the electrochemical properties of supercapacitors have been greatly improved due to continuous improvement in their composite materials. In this study, an urchin-like MgCo2O4@PPy/NF (MgCo2O4@polypyrrole/Ni foam) core-shell structure composite material was successfully developed as an electrode for supercapacitors. The MCP-2 composite material, obtained by a hydrothermal method and in situ chemical oxidative polymerization, shows a high specific capacitance of 1079.6 F g-1 at a current density of 1 A g-1, which is much higher than that of MC (783...
May 22, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786608/microscopic-aspects-of-wetting-using-classical-density-functional-theory
#9
Peter Yatsyshin, Miguel A Duran-Olivencia, Serafim Kalliadasis
Wetting is a rather efficient mechanism for nucleation of a phase (typically liquid) on the interface
 between two other phases (typically solid and gas). In many experimentally
 accessible cases of wetting, the interplay between the substrate structure,
 and the fluid-fluid and fluid-substrate intermolecular interactions brings
 about an entire ``zoo" of possible fluid configurations, such as liquid
 films with a thickness of a few nanometers, liquid nanodrops and liquid
 bridges...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786447/thickness-tunable-synthesis-of-ultrathin-type-ii-dirac-semimetal-ptte-2-single-crystals-and-their-thickness-dependent-electronic-properties
#10
Huifang Ma, Peng Chen, Bo Li, Jia Li, Ruoqi Ai, Zhengwei Zhang, Guangzhuang Sun, Kangkang Yao, Zhaoyang Lin, Bei Zhao, Ruixia Wu, Xuwan Tang, Xidong Duan, Xiangfeng Duan
The recent discovery of topological semimetals has stimulated extensive research interest due to their unique electronic properties and novel transport properties related to a chiral anomaly. However, the studies to date are largely limited to bulk crystals and exfoliated flakes. Here, we report the controllable synthesis of ultrathin two-dimensional (2D) platinum telluride (PtTe2 ) nanosheets with tunable thickness and investigate the thickness-dependent electronic properties. We show that PtTe2 nanosheets can be readily grown, using a chemical vapor deposition approach, with a hexagonal or triangular geometry and a lateral dimension of up to 80 μm, and the thickness of the nanosheets can be systematically tailored from over 20 to 1...
May 22, 2018: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786419/multifunctional-high-molecular-weight-post-translationally-modified-proteins-through-oxidative-cysteine-coupling-and-tyrosine-modification
#11
Brian M Seifried, James Cao, Bradley D Olsen
Glycoproteins and their mimics are challenging to produce via chemical or biological methods because of their long protein backbones and large number of polysaccharide side chains that form a densely grafted protein-polysaccharide brush architecture. Herein, we demonstrate a new approach to protein bioconjugate synthesis that can approach the molar mass and functionalization densities of natural glycoproteins such as mucins and aggrecans. In this method, a tyrosine-enriched protein sequence is engineered and synthesized in E...
May 22, 2018: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786159/gestational-dyslipidaemia-and-adverse-birthweight-outcomes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#12
REVIEW
J Wang, D Moore, A Subramanian, K K Cheng, K A Toulis, X Qiu, P Saravanan, M J Price, K Nirantharakumar
BACKGROUND: Low and high birthweight is known to increase the risk of acute and longer-term adverse outcomes, such as stillbirth, infant mortality, obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Gestational dyslipidaemia is associated with a numbers of adverse birth outcomes, but evidence regarding birthweight is still inconsistent to reliably inform clinical practice and treatment recommendations. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between maternal gestational dyslipidaemia and neonatal health outcomes, namely, birthweight, metabolic factors and inflammatory parameters...
May 21, 2018: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785930/shearing-in-flow-environment-promotes-evolution-of-social-behavior-in-microbial-populations
#13
Gurdip Uppal, Dervis Vural
How producers of public goods persist in microbial communities is a major question in evolutionary biology. Cooperation is evolutionarily unstable, since cheating strains can reproduce quicker and take over. Spatial structure has been shown to be a robust mechanism for the evolution of cooperation. Here we study how spatial assortment might emerge from native dynamics and show that fluid flow shear promotes cooperative behavior. Social structures arise naturally from our advection-diffusion-reaction model as self-reproducing Turing patterns...
May 22, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785919/genomic-selection-in-dairy-cattle-simulated-populations
#14
Leonardo de Oliveira Seno, Diego Gomes Freire Guidolin, Rusbel Raul Aspilcueta-Borquis, Guilherme Batista do Nascimento, Thiago Bruno Ribeiro da Silva, Henrique Nunes de Oliveira, Danísio Prado Munari
Genomic selection is arguably the most promising tool for improving genetic gain in domestic animals to emerge in the last few decades, but is an expensive process. The aim of this study was to evaluate the economic impact related to the implementation of genomic selection in a simulated dairy cattle population. The software QMSim was used to simulate genomic and phenotypic data. The simulated genome contained 30 chromosomes with 100 cm each, 1666 SNPs markers equally spread and 266 QTLs randomly designated for each chromosome...
May 2018: Journal of Dairy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785911/characterisation-of-mango-flavoured-curd-powder-developed-using-spray-drying-technique
#15
Akash Basu, Kathirvelpillai A Athmaselvi
This research communication describes the production of flavoured (Mango) curd powder. The mango flavoured curd powder was developed in two different temperatures (150 °C and 170 °C) in various ratios with one control curd sample. The final powder was obtained in high quality which can be used directly or as an ingredient. The percentage of lactic acid in the developed powder showed the healthy amount of probiotic present in it. The physical properties and probiotic growth of the mango flavoured curd powder, developed by spray drying technique, have been evaluated in this article...
May 2018: Journal of Dairy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785893/evaluating-vaccination-strategies-to-control-foot-and-mouth-disease-a-country-comparison-study
#16
T G Rawdon, M G Garner, R L Sanson, M A Stevenson, C Cook, C Birch, S E Roche, K A Patyk, K N Forde-Folle, C Dubé, T Smylie, Z D Yu
Vaccination is increasingly being recognised as a potential tool to supplement 'stamping out' for controlling foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreaks in non-endemic countries. Infectious disease simulation models provide the opportunity to determine how vaccination might be used in the face of an FMD outbreak. Previously, consistent relative benefits of specific vaccination strategies across different FMD simulation modelling platforms have been demonstrated, using a UK FMD outbreak scenario. We extended this work to assess the relative effectiveness of selected vaccination strategies in five countries: Australia, New Zealand, the USA, the UK and Canada...
May 22, 2018: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785886/treatment-of-homozygous-familial-hypercholesterolaemia-in-paediatric-patients-a-monocentric-experience
#17
Paola S Buonuomo, Marina Macchiaiolo, Giovanna Leone, Paola Valente, Gerarda Mastrogiorgio, Maria Gnazzo, Ippolita Rana, Michaela V Gonfiantini, Maria G Gagliardi, Francesca Romano, Andrea Bartuli
Background Homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia is a rare life-threatening disease characterized by markedly elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) concentrations and accelerated atherosclerosis. The presence of double gene defects in the LDL-Receptor, either the same defect (homozygous) or two different LDL-raising mutations (compound heterozygotes) or other variants, identify the homozygous phenotype (HopFH). Apheresis is a procedure in which plasma is separated from red blood cells before the physical removal of LDL-C or the LDL-C is directly removed from whole blood...
January 1, 2018: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785666/evaluation-of-ostarine-as-a-selective-androgen-receptor-modulator-in-a-rat-model-of-postmenopausal-osteoporosis
#18
D B Hoffmann, M Komrakova, S Pflug, M von Oertzen, D Saul, L Weiser, T A Walde, M Wassmann, A F Schilling, W Lehmann, S Sehmisch
Selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) have shown beneficial effects on muscle wasting, general physical function and bone properties in male mammals. However, data on the effects of SARMs in postmenopausal osteoporotic bone are scarce. We evaluated the effects of the SARM drug ostarine on postmenopausal osteoporotic bone in a rat osteoporosis model. Ovariectomy was performed on 46 of 56 3-month-old female Sprague-Dawley rats. Eight weeks after ovariectomy, ostarine was orally administered daily for 5 weeks in dosages of 0...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785596/biochar-reduces-nitrate-level-in-red-beet
#19
Josef Maroušek, Ladislav Kolář, Marek Vochozka, Vojtěch Stehel, Anna Maroušková
Impacts of red beet consumption both on human and animal health are subject of intense research. In particular, products that are not heat-processed contain plethora of bioactive compounds that hold promise against numerous degenerative and aging-associated diseases. However, high level of nitrates (typically more than 2 g NO3 - kg-1 ) whose health effects are perceived with reasoned objections counterbalance these benefits. Following the above, from a certain level, the increased consumption of red beet has contrary impacts, creating a limiting factor not only from the economic point of view but also in terms of beneficial compounds intake...
May 21, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785573/effect-of-dietary-soy-oil-glucose-and-glutamine-on-growth-performance-amino-acid-profile-blood-profile-immunity-and-antioxidant-capacity-in-weaned-piglets
#20
Dinghong Lv, Xia Xiong, Huansheng Yang, Meiwei Wang, Yijie He, Yanhong Liu, Yulong Yin
Weaning stress results in gastrointestinal dysfunction and depressed performance in pigs. This study aimed to investigate the effect of soy oil, glucose, and glutamine on the growth and health of weaned piglets. Compared with those in the glutamine group, piglets in the glucose and soy oil groups had greater average daily gain, average daily feed intake, and gain: feed ratio from day 0 to 14, and gain: feed ratio for the overall period. There were no differences with regard to serum amino acids among the three groups on day 14, except glycine and threonine...
May 18, 2018: Science China. Life Sciences
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