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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330968/correlation-of-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-derived-volume-transfer-constant-with-histological-angiogenic-markers-in-high-grade-gliomas
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Ningning Di, Chenjun Yao, Wenna Cheng, Yan Ren, Jianxun Qu, Bin Wang, Zhenwei Yao
INTRODUCTION: To ascertain if the volume transfer constant (Ktrans ) derived from T1 dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) correlates with the immunohistological markers of angiogenesis in high-grade gliomas. METHODS: Fifty-one image-guided biopsy specimens in 34 patients with newly presenting high-grade gliomas (grade III = 16; grade IV = 18) underwent preoperative imaging (conventional imaging and T1 DCE-MRI). We correlated vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression and the microvessel density (MVD) of MRI-guided biopsy specimens with the corresponding DCE-derived Ktrans ...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330959/non-destructive-determination-of-muscle-architectural-variables-through-the-use-of-dicect
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Edwin Dickinson, Heiko Stark, Kornelius Kupczik
The fascicular architecture of skeletal muscle dictates functional parameters such as force production and contractile velocity. Muscle microarchitecture is typically determined by means of manual dissection, a technique that is inherently destructive to specimens. Furthermore, fascicle lengths and pennation angles are commonly assessed at only a limited number of sampling sites per muscle. We present the results of a digital technique to non-destructively assess muscle architectural variables for three jaw-adductor muscles within a specimen of the cercopithecine primate Macaca fascicularis (crab-eating macaque)...
February 2018: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330925/in-situ-growth-of-mno2-nanosheets-on-n-doped-carbon-nanotubes-derived-from-polypyrrole-tubes-for-supercapacitors
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Xu Ou, Qi Li, Dan Xu, Jiangna Guo, Feng Yan
Nitrogen-doped porous carbon nanotubes@MnO2 (N-CNTs@MnO2) nanocomposites are prepared through the in situ growth of MnO2 nanosheets on N-CNTs derived from polypyrrole nanotubes (PNTs). Benefiting from the synergistic effects between N-CNTs (high conductivity and N doping level) and MnO2 nanosheets (high theoretical capacity), the as-prepared N-CNTs@MnO2-800 nanocomposites show a specific capacitance of 219 F g-1 at a current density of 1.0 A g-1, which is higher than that of pure MnO2 nanosheets (128 F g-1) and PNTs (42 F g-1) in 0...
January 13, 2018: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330836/pathogenesis-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-mediated-by-yap
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Ping Chen, Qihui Luo, Chao Huang, Qi Gao, Like Li, Jingfei Chen, Bing Chen, Wentao Liu, Wen Zeng, Zhengli Chen
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the mechanism of the interaction between Yes-associated protein (YAP) and transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β)/Smad signaling pathways in the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). METHODS: Serum samples of monkeys with biopsy-proven NAFLD and healthy normal monkeys were used to measure fasting plasma glucose (FPG), low-density lipoprotein (LDL), high-density lipoprotein (HDL), triglyceride (TG) and albumin (ALB) with the BECKMAN CX5 PRO...
January 12, 2018: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330719/prognostic-value-of-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocyte-density-assessed-using-a-standardized-method-based-on-molecular-subtypes-and-adjuvant-chemotherapy-in-invasive-breast-cancer
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Nuri Jang, Hee Jung Kwon, Min Hui Park, Su Hwan Kang, Young Kyung Bae
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the prognostic value of tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte (TIL) density as determined by molecular subtype and receipt of adjuvant chemotherapy in invasive breast cancer (IBC). METHODS: Stromal TIL densities were evaluated in 1489 IBC samples using recommendations proposed by the International TILs Working Group. Cases were allocated to high- and low-TIL density groups using a cutoff of 10%. RESULTS: Of the 1489 IBC patients, 427 (28...
January 12, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330662/yogurt-consumption-is-associated-with-higher-nutrient-intake-diet-quality-and-favourable-metabolic-profile-in-children-a-cross-sectional-analysis-using-data-from-years-1-4-of-the-national-diet-and-nutrition-survey-uk
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D A Hobbs, D I Givens, J A Lovegrove
PURPOSE: Yogurt consumption has been associated with higher nutrient intakes, better diet quality and improved metabolic profiles in adults. Few studies have investigated these associations in children. This study investigated the association of yogurt consumption with nutrient intakes, diet quality and metabolic profile in British children. METHODS: Data from  1687 children aged 4-10 and 11-18 years of the National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) years 1-4 were analysed...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330549/excellent-room-temperature-deformability-in-high-strain-rate-regimes-of-magnesium-alloy
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Hidetoshi Somekawa, Alok Singh, Ryoji Sahara, Tadanobu Inoue
Magnesium and its alloys have the lowest density among structural metallic materials; thus, this light-weight metal has great potential for reducing the weight, for example, of vehicles and trains. However, due to its crystal structure, deformability is poor; in particular, under compressive stress. In this study, we modified magnesium with bismuth as an alloying element, which has the characteristics of being likely to form precipitates instead of grain boundary segregation. The Mg-Bi binary alloy showed excellent deformability and high absorption of energy in high-strain rate regimes at room temperature via contribution of grain boundary sliding...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330534/when-increasing-population-density-can-promote-the-evolution-of-metabolic-cooperation
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Richard J Lindsay, Bogna J Pawlowska, Ivana Gudelj
Microbial cooperation drives ecological and epidemiological processes and is affected by the ecology and demography of populations. Population density influences the selection for cooperation, with spatial structure and the type of social dilemma, namely public-goods production or self-restraint, shaping the outcome. While existing theories predict that in spatially structured environments increasing population density can select either for or against cooperation, experimental studies with both public-goods production and self-restraint systems have only ever shown that increasing population density favours cheats...
January 12, 2018: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330480/anti-correlated-cortical-networks-arise-from-spontaneous-neuronal-dynamics-at-slow-timescales
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Nathan X Kodama, Tianyi Feng, James J Ullett, Hillel J Chiel, Siddharth S Sivakumar, Roberto F Galán
In the highly interconnected architectures of the cerebral cortex, recurrent intracortical loops disproportionately outnumber thalamo-cortical inputs. These networks are also capable of generating neuronal activity without feedforward sensory drive. It is unknown, however, what spatiotemporal patterns may be solely attributed to intrinsic connections of the local cortical network. Using high-density microelectrode arrays, here we show that in the isolated, primary somatosensory cortex of mice, neuronal firing fluctuates on timescales from milliseconds to tens of seconds...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330476/high-performance-flexible-supercapacitors-based-on-electrochemically-tailored-three-dimensional-reduced-graphene-oxide-networks
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Taniya Purkait, Guneet Singh, Dinesh Kumar, Mandeep Singh, Ramendra Sundar Dey
A simple approach for growing porous electrochemically reduced graphene oxide (pErGO) networks on copper wire, modified with galvanostatically deposited copper foam is demonstrated. The as-prepared pErGO networks on the copper wire are directly used to fabricate solid-state supercapacitor. The pErGO-based supercapacitor can deliver a specific capacitance (Csp) as high as 81±3 F g-1 at 0.5 A g-1 with polyvinyl alcohol/H3PO4 gel electrolyte. The Csp per unit length and area are calculated as 40.5 mF cm-1 and 283...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330468/alteration-in-yield-and-oil-quality-traits-of-winter-rapeseed-by-lodging-at-different-planting-density-and-nitrogen-rates
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Shahbaz Khan, Sumera Anwar, Jie Kuai, Ali Noman, Muhammad Shahid, Mairaj Din, Ahmed Ali, Guangsheng Zhou
Lodging is a factor that negatively affects yield, seed quality, and harvest ability in winter rapeseed (Brassica napus L.). In this study, we quantified the lodging-induced yield losses, changes in fatty acid composition, and oil quality in rapeseed under different nitrogen application rates and planting densities. Field experiments were conducted in 2014-2017 for studying the effect of manually-induced lodging angles (0°, 30°, 60°, and 90°), 10, 20 and 30 d post-flowering at different densities and nitrogen application rates...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330445/a-novel-approach-for-correction-of-crosstalk-effects-in-pathway-analysis-and-its-application-in-osteoporosis-research
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Yu Zhou, Yunlong Gao, Chao Xu, Hui Shen, Qing Tian, Hong-Wen Deng
Osteoporosis is a prevalent bone metabolic disease and peripheral blood monocytes represent a major systemic cell type for bone metabolism. To identify the key dysfunctional pathways in osteoporosis, we performed pathway analyses on microarray data of monocytes from subjects with extremely high/low hip bone mineral density. We first performed a traditional pathway analysis for which different pathways were treated as independent. However, genes overlap among pathways will lead to "crosstalk" phenomenon, which may lead to false positive/negative results...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330432/developing-genome-wide-snps-and-constructing-an-ultrahigh-density-linkage-map-in-oil-palm
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Bin Bai, Le Wang, Ying Jun Zhang, May Lee, Rahmadsyah Rahmadsyah, Yuzer Alfiko, Bao Qing Ye, Sigit Purwantomo, Antonius Suwanto, Nam-Hai Chua, Gen Hua Yue
Oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) is the leading oil-producing crops and the most important edible oil resource worldwide. DNA markers and genetic linkage maps are essential resources for marker-assisted selection to accelerate genetic improvement. We conducted RAD-seq on an Illumina NextSeq500 to discover genome-wide SNPs, and used the SNPs to construct a linkage map for an oil palm (Tenera) population derived from a cross between a Deli Dura and an AVROS Pisifera. The RAD-seq produced 1,076 million single-end reads across the breeding population containing 155 trees...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330327/signal-complexity-of-human-intracranial-eeg-tracks-successful-associative-memory-formation-across-individuals
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Timothy C Sheehan, Vishnu Sreekumar, Sara K Inati, Kareem A Zaghloul
Memory performance is highly variable between individuals. Most studies examining human memory, however, have largely focused on the neural correlates of successful memory formation within individuals, rather than the differences between them. As such, what gives rise to this variability is poorly understood. Here, we examined intracranial EEG (iEEG) recordings captured from 43 participants (23 male) implanted with subdural electrodes for seizure monitoring as they performed a paired-associates verbal memory task...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329991/dynamic-contrast-enhanced-eus-for-quantification-of-tumor-perfusion-in-colonic-cancer-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Marie Louise Malmstrøm, Adrian Săftoiu, Lene B Riis, Hazem Hassan, Tobias W Klausen, Mikkel S Rahbek, Ismail Gögenur, Peter Vilmann
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Dynamic contrast enhanced endoscopic ultrasound (CE-EUS) for quantification of perfusion in colonic tumors has not previously been reported in the literature. The aim of the study was to investigate correlations between perfusion parameters and vessel density assessed by immunohistochemical staining with antibodies toward CD31 and CD105. METHODS: We conducted a prospective clinical study. In total, 28 patients with left-sided colonic adenocarcinoma, underwent CE-EUS and left-sided hemicolectomy within 2 weeks...
January 9, 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329827/effect-of-serum-adiponectin-levels-on-the-association-between-childhood-body-mass-index-and-adulthood-carotid-intima-media-thickness
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Yang Du, Tao Zhang, Dianjianyi Sun, Changwei Li, Lydia Bazzano, Lu Qi, Marie Krousel-Wood, Jiang He, Paul K Whelton, Wei Chen, Shengxu Li
Childhood obesity predicts adult cardiovascular risk. We hypothesized that the association between childhood body mass index (BMI) and adult carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) may be modified by levels of adiponectin, an adipocytokine that connects body fatness with cardiovascular risk. The study sample included 1,052 adults (71% white and 29% black, 57% female) aged 23.8 to 43.5 years who were previously examined as children in the Bogalusa Heart Study cohort, with an average follow-up period of 26.5 (range 14...
December 12, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329343/effect-of-freeze-thaw-cycling-on-grain-size-of-biochar
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Zuolin Liu, Brandon Dugan, Caroline A Masiello, Leila M Wahab, Helge M Gonnermann, Jeffrey A Nittrouer
Biochar may improve soil hydrology by altering soil porosity, density, hydraulic conductivity, and water-holding capacity. These properties are associated with the grain size distributions of both soil and biochar, and therefore may change as biochar weathers. Here we report how freeze-thaw (F-T) cycling impacts the grain size of pine, mesquite, miscanthus, and sewage waste biochars under two drainage conditions: undrained (all biochars) and a gravity-drained experiment (mesquite biochar only). In the undrained experiment plant biochars showed a decrease in median grain size and a change in grain-size distribution consistent with the flaking off of thin layers from the biochar surface...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329260/effects-of-zr-addition-on-strengthening-mechanisms-of-al-alloyed-high-cr-ods-steels
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Jian Ren, Liming Yu, Yongchang Liu, Chenxi Liu, Huijun Li, Jiefeng Wu
Oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) steels with different contents of zirconium (denoted as 16Cr ODS, 16Cr-0.3Zr ODS and 16Cr-0.6Zr ODS) were fabricated to investigate the effects of Zr on strengthening mechanism of Al-alloyed 16Cr ODS steel. Electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) results show that the mean grain size of ODS steels could be decreased by Zr addition. Transmission electron microscope (TEM) results indicate that Zr addition could increase the number density but decrease the mean diameter and inter-particle spacing of oxide particles...
January 12, 2018: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329199/pressure-induced-densification-and-compression-in-a-reprocessed-borosilicate-glass
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Kathryn J Ham, Yoshio Kono, Parimal J Patel, Steven M Kilczewski, Yogesh K Vohra
Pressure induced densification and compression of a reprocessed sample of borosilicate glass has been studied by X-ray radiography and energy dispersive X-ray diffraction using a Paris-Edinburgh (PE) press at a synchrotron X-ray source. The reprocessing of a commercial borosilicate glass was carried out by cyclical melting and cooling. Gold foil pressure markers were used to obtain the sample pressure by X-ray diffraction using its known equation of state, while X-ray radiography provided a direct measure of the sample volume at high pressure...
January 12, 2018: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329015/modelling-of-road-traffic-fatalities-in-india
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Rahul Goel
Passenger modes in India include walking, cycling, buses, trains, intermediate public transport modes (IPT) such as three-wheeled auto rickshaws or tuk-tuks, motorised two-wheelers (2W) as well as cars. However, epidemiological studies of traffic crashes in India have been limited in their approach to account for the exposure of these road users. In 2011, for the first time, census in India reported travel distance and mode of travel for workers. A Poisson-lognormal mixture regression model is developed at the state level to explore the relationship of road deaths of all the road users with commute travel distance by different on-road modes...
January 9, 2018: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
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