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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227684/a-novel-wireless-wearable-fluorescence-image-guided-surgery-system
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Kunshan He, Yamin Mao, Jinzuo Ye, Yu An, Shixin Jiang, Chongwei Chi, Jie Tian, Kunshan He, Yamin Mao, Jinzuo Ye, Yu An, Shixin Jiang, Chongwei Chi, Jie Tian, Shixin Jiang, Jinzuo Ye, Kunshan He, Chongwei Chi, Jie Tian, Yamin Mao, Yu An
Segmentectomy using indocyanine green (ICG) has become a primary treatment option to achieve a complete resection and preserve lung function in early-stage lung cancer. However, owing to a lack of appropriate intraoperative imaging systems, it is a huge challenge for surgeons to identify the intersegmental plane during the operation, leading to poor prognosis. Thus, we developed a novel wireless wearable fluorescence image-guided surgery system (LIGHTEN) for fast and accurate identification of intersegmental planes in human patients...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227671/imquant-an-image-based-fluorescence-reader-for-quantitative-lateral-flow-immunoassays
#2
Kaushik Basak Chowdhury, Jayaraj Joseph, Jayaraman Kiruthi Vasan, Mohanasankar Sivaprakasam, Kaushik Basak Chowdhury, Jayaraj Joseph, Jayaraman Kiruthi Vasan, Mohanasankar Sivaprakasam, Jayaraman Kiruthi Vasan, Mohanasankar Sivaprakasam, Jayaraj Joseph, Kaushik Basak Chowdhury
Fluorescence immunoassays (FIA) have strong potential in enabling rapid quantitative immunological testing at point of care. Existing state of the art instruments employ laser scanning of FIA test kits, which require the use of electromechanical systems, making the instrument bulky, heavy and less reliable in the long term. There is a growing need for an extremely compact and reliable, motion-free, automated reader for accurate quantification of immunoassays. Here, we present ImQuant, an image based FIA reader with integrated monochromatic excitation source, optical filtering and real time image capture, assisted with an intuitive graphical user interface...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227431/bio-active-polymer-implants-to-adipose-tissue-as-in-situ-source-of-reprogramming-cells
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Andrey Mikhailov, Fumihiro Sugiyama, Saori Mizuno, Yoshiyuki Sankai, Andrey Mikhailov, Fumihiro Sugiyama, Saori Mizuno, Yoshiyuki Sankai, Saori Mizuno, Andrey Mikhailov, Fumihiro Sugiyama, Yoshiyuki Sankai
The implants from natural polymer chitosan was developed by sorption of non-viral DNA vector. These assemblies were shown to be biocompatible and able to transfect the surrounding cells with reprogramming factors. Transgenic rats from the strain allowing visualization of Nanog-positive stem cells received these implants into their adipose deposits. After 8 days we were able to detect in situ-transfected cells. Transfected cells were positive for YFP fluorescence and transiently expressed the markers correlating with stemness...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227372/multimodal-embryonic-imaging-using-optical-coherence-tomography-selective-plane-illumination-microscopy-and-optical-projection-tomography
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M Singh, C Wu, D Mayerich, M E Dickinson, I V Larina, K V Larin, M Singh, C Wu, D Mayerich, M E Dickinson, I V Larina, K V Larin, I V Larina, M Singh, K V Larin, D Mayerich, M E Dickinson, C Wu
The murine model is commonly utilized for studying developmental diseases. Different optical techniques have been developed to image mouse embryos, but each has its own set of limitations and restrictions. In this study, we compare the performance of the well-established technique of optical coherence tomography (OCT) to the relatively new methods of selective plane illumination microscopy (SPIM) and optical projection tomography (OPT) to assess murine embryonic development. OCT can provide label free high resolution images of the mouse embryo, but suffers from light attenuation that limits visualization of deeper structures...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227370/detection-and-localization-of-mouse-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-formation-using-time-lapse-fluorescence-microscopy-images
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Yuan-Hsiang Chang, Hideo Yokota, Kuniya Abe, Jung Hsien Liu, Ming-Dar Tsai, Yuan-Hsiang Chang, Hideo Yokota, Kuniya Abe, Jung Hsien Liu, Ming-Dar Tsai, Yuan-Hsiang Chang, Kuniya Abe, Ming-Dar Tsai, Hideo Yokota, Jung Hsien Liu
We present an automated method for detection and localization of mouse Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells formation by using the fluorescence microscopy images. The differentiated cells that possibly undergo reprogramming to iPS cells can be detected by this method for screening reagents or culture conditions in iPS induction. Our method includes image preprocessing to enhance the fluorescence microscopy images, followed by cell detection to detect isolated fluorescent (reprogramming or reprogrammed iPS) cells...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227369/hybrid-segmentation-of-fluorescent-leschmania-infected-images-using-a-watersched-and-combined-region-merging-based-method
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F Ouertani, H Amiri, J Bettaib, R Yazidi, A Ben Salah, F Ouertani, H Amiri, J Bettaib, R Yazidi, A Ben Salah, A Ben Salah, H Amiri, J Bettaib, R Yazidi, F Ouertani
Automatic parasite segmentation in fluorescent images is of high importance as it serves as an easier and faster tool for detecting and counting parasites in each focus. In this paper we present a hybrid segmentation for the Promastigote form of Leishmania parasites in Indirect Immunofluorescence (IIF) images, combining edge and region-based techniques through the morphological algorithm of watershed. The proposed approach deals first with a pre-processing step to correct illumination non-uniformities in the fluorescence Leishmania-infected images before performing the initial segmentation by means of the watershed algorithm...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227367/statistical-identification-of-stimulus-activated-network-nodes-in-multi-neuron-voltage-sensitive-dye-optical-recordings
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Elham Fathiazar, Jorn Anemuller, Jutta Kretzberg, Elham Fathiazar, Jorn Anemuller, Jutta Kretzberg, Elham Fathiazar, Jutta Kretzberg, Jorn Anemuller
Voltage-Sensitive Dye (VSD) imaging is an optical imaging method that allows measuring the graded voltage changes of multiple neurons simultaneously. In neuroscience, this method is used to reveal networks of neurons involved in certain tasks. However, the recorded relative dye fluorescence changes are usually low and signals are superimposed by noise and artifacts. Therefore, establishing a reliable method to identify which cells are activated by specific stimulus conditions is the first step to identify functional networks...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227364/a-method-to-quantify-co-localization-in-biological-images
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Shiwen Zhu, Roy E Welsch, Paul T Matsudaira, Shiwen Zhu, Roy E Welsch, Paul T Matsudaira, Roy E Welsch, Paul T Matsudaira, Shiwen Zhu
Quantitative co-localization analysis with fluorescent microscopy is a common approach to assess the spatial co-ordination of molecules and thus to understand their functions in biological processes. However, the co-localization analysis results might not be consistent due to various imaging conditions and different quantification methods used. We propose a novel method to separate a co-localization event into two aspects: co-occurrence and intensity correlation, which are usually combined as one parameter in other quantitative co-localization analyses...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227296/fluorescence-background-removal-method-for-biological-raman-spectroscopy-based-on-empirical-mode-decomposition
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Maritza Leon-Bejarano, Guadalupe Dorantes-Mendez, Miguel Ramirez-Elias, Martin O Mendez, Alfonso Alba, Ildefonso Rodriguez-Leyva, M Jimenez, Maritza Leon-Bejarano, Guadalupe Dorantes-Mendez, Miguel Ramirez-Elias, Martin O Mendez, Alfonso Alba, Ildefonso Rodriguez-Leyva, M Jimenez, Ildefonso Rodriguez-Leyva, Alfonso Alba, M Jimenez, Martin O Mendez, Miguel Ramirez-Elias, Maritza Leon-Bejarano, Guadalupe Dorantes-Mendez
Raman spectroscopy of biological tissue presents fluorescence background, an undesirable effect that generates false Raman intensities. This paper proposes the application of the Empirical Mode Decomposition (EMD) method to baseline correction. EMD is a suitable approach since it is an adaptive signal processing method for nonlinear and non-stationary signal analysis that does not require parameters selection such as polynomial methods. EMD performance was assessed through synthetic Raman spectra with different signal to noise ratio (SNR)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227150/integration-of-optical-and-electrochemical-sensors-on-a-microfluidic-platform-using-organic-optoelectronic-components-and-silver-nanowires
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Sujittra Poorahong, Florent Lefevre, Marie-Claude Perron, Philippe Juneau, Ricardo Izquierdo, Sujittra Poorahong, Florent Lefevre, Marie-Claude Perron, Philippe Juneau, Ricardo Izquierdo, Sujittra Poorahong, Ricardo Izquierdo, Florent Lefevre, Philippe Juneau, Marie-Claude Perron
Since the emergence of microfluidic platforms sensors integration has been a major challenge. With the advances in miniaturization of these platforms, there is a need for solutions to integrate various optical components in order to build sensors, which will offer different detection characteristics such as several emission and sensing wavelengths. Moreover, the integration of an electrochemical sensor including a transparent electrode that will be compatible with the optical sensor represents an additional challenge...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226849/investigation-of-the-ca-2-response-of-human-hnt-astrocytes-to-laser-removal-of-cellular-processes
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Brad J Raos, E Scott Graham, Charles P Unsworth, Brad J Raos, E Scott Graham, Charles P Unsworth, Charles P Unsworth, Brad J Raos, E Scott Graham
We demonstrate, for the first time, UV laser ablative microsurgery as a method for pruning astrocytic processes from live hNT astrocytic networks in vitro. Calcium fluorescence imaging was used to evaluate the cellular response to process ablation. The results showed that ablation of astrocyte processes induced an immediate increase in intracellular calcium level which propagated through the cells cytoplasm as a wave originating from the ablation site. The increased intracellular calcium dissipated from the body of the cell but remained high in the vicinity of the ablation site...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226745/in-vivo-characterization-of-genetic-expression-of-virus-transduced-calcium-indicators-in-retinal-ganglion-cells-using-a-low-cost-funduscope
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Yao-Chuan Chang, Steven T Walston, Robert H Chow, James D Weiland, Yao-Chuan Chang, Steven T Walston, Robert H Chow, James D Weiland, Robert H Chow, Yao-Chuan Chang, Steven T Walston, James D Weiland
Virus-transduced calcium indicators are effective reporters of neural activity, offering the advantage of cell-specific labeling. To track the level of in vivo expression of genetically encoded calcium indicators (GECIs) in rodent retina, we developed a noninvasive imaging approach based on a custom-modified low-cost and simple fundus system that enabled us to monitor and characterize in vivo bright-field and fluorescence retinal image. The system clearly resolves individual retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) and axons...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226245/subconjunctival-injectable-dendrimer-dexamethasone-gel-for-the-treatment-of-corneal-inflammation
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Uri Soiberman, Siva P Kambhampati, Tony Wu, Manoj K Mishra, Yumin Oh, Rishi Sharma, Jiangxia Wang, Abdul Elah Al Towerki, Samuel Yiu, Walter J Stark, Rangaramanujam M Kannan
Corneal inflammation is often encountered as a key pathological event in many corneal diseases. Current treatments involve topical corticosteroids which require frequent instillations due to rapid tear turnover, causing side-effects such as corneal toxicity and elevated intraocular pressure (IOP). Hence, new interventions that can reduce side effects, dosing frequency, and increase patient compliance can be highly beneficial. In this study, we explore a subconjunctival injectable gel based on G4-PAMAM dendrimer and hyaluronic acid, cross-linked using thiol-ene click chemistry, incorporated with dendrimer dexamethasone (D-Dex) conjugates as a potential strategy for sustained delivery and enhanced bioavailability of corticosteroids...
February 16, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226194/melatonin-systemically-ameliorates-drought-stress-induced-damage-in-medicago-sativa-plants-by-modulating-nitro-oxidative-homeostasis-and-proline-metabolism
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Chrystalla Antoniou, Giannis Chatzimichail, Rafaella Xenofontos, Giannis Pavlou, Evangelia Panagiotou, Anastasis Christou, Vasileios Fotopoulos
Recent reports have uncovered the multifunctional role of melatonin in plant physiological responses under optimal and sub-optimal environmental conditions. In this study, we explored whether melatonin pretreatment could provoke priming effects in alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) plants subsequently exposed to prolonged drought stress (7 days), by withholding watering. Results revealed that the rhizospheric application of melatonin (10 μM) remarkably enhanced the drought tolerance of alfalfa plants, as evidenced by the observed plant tolerant phenotype, as well as by the higher levels of chlorophyll fluorescence and stomatal conductance, compared with non-treated drought-stressed plants...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226192/carbazole-linked-nir-aza-bodipy-dyes-as-triplet-sensitizers-and-photoacoustic-contrast-agents-for-deep-tissue-imaging
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Nagaiyan Sekar, Ramaiah D, Yogesh Gawale, Adarsh N, Joseph J, M Pramanik, S K Kalva
Four novel N-ethylcarbazole linked aza-BODIPY dyes (8a-b and 9a-b) were synthesized and characterized. The presence of N-ethylcarbazole moiety shifts their absorption and fluorescence spectra to the near-infrared region, ca. 650-730 nm, of electromagnetic spectra. These dyes possess strong molar absorptivity in the range of 3-4 x 104 M-1cm-1 with low fluorescence quantum yields. The triplet excited state as well as singlet oxygen generation of these dyes were enhanced upon iodination at the core position. The core iodinated dyes 9a-b showed excellent triplet quantum yield of ca...
February 22, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225992/serum-fluorescent-advanced-glycation-end-f-age-products-in-gestational-diabetes-patients
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João Paulo Lobo, Catiane Pompilio Brescansin, Izabella C R Santos-Weiss, Marciane Welter, Emanuel Maltempi de Souza, Fabiane Gomes de Moraes Rego, Geraldo Picheth, Dayane Alberton
Objectives: Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are involved in the pathogenesis and complications of diabetes mellitus (DM). Gestational DM (GDM) is characterized by increased glycemia and oxidative stress, which are factors associated with high serum AGE concentrations. The aim of this study was to evaluate the utility of a serum fluorescence AGE (F-AGE) method as a screening tool for gestational diabetes. Subjects and methods: Serum samples from 225 GDM patients and 217 healthy pregnant women (healthy controls) were diluted 50-fold in phosphate-buffered saline, and the AGEs were estimated by fluorometric analysis (λEx 350 nm/ λEm 440 nm)...
February 13, 2017: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225761/amplified-stimulated-emission-in-upconversion-nanoparticles-for-super-resolution-nanoscopy
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Yujia Liu, Yiqing Lu, Xusan Yang, Xianlin Zheng, Shihui Wen, Fan Wang, Xavier Vidal, Jiangbo Zhao, Deming Liu, Zhiguang Zhou, Chenshuo Ma, Jiajia Zhou, James A Piper, Peng Xi, Dayong Jin
Lanthanide-doped glasses and crystals are attractive for laser applications because the metastable energy levels of the trivalent lanthanide ions facilitate the establishment of population inversion and amplified stimulated emission at relatively low pump power. At the nanometre scale, lanthanide-doped upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) can now be made with precisely controlled phase, dimension and doping level. When excited in the near-infrared, these UCNPs emit stable, bright visible luminescence at a variety of selectable wavelengths, with single-nanoparticle sensitivity, which makes them suitable for advanced luminescence microscopy applications...
February 22, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225631/conformational-changes-in-c-reactive-protein-affect-binding-to-curved-membranes-in-a-lipid-bilayer-model-of-the-apoptotic-cell-surface
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Aml Abd Alnaas, Carrie L Moon, Mitchell Alton, Scott M Reed, Michelle K Knowles
C-reactive protein (CRP) is a serum protein that binds to damaged membranes through a phosphatidylcholine binding site. The membrane binding process can initiate the complement immune response and facilitates the clearance of apoptotic cells, likely aiding in the protection of autoimmunity. The initiation of an immune response relies on a conformation change from a native, pentameric form to a modified form, where the modified form binds complement proteins (i.e. C1q) and regulatory proteins substantially better than the native form...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225558/cutaneous-adnexal-adenocarcinoma-with-exquisite-sensitivity-to-trastuzumab
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Timothy J Brown, David J Sher, Lucien A Nedzi, Randall S Hughes, Muhammad S Beg, Jason Mull, Venetia R Sarode, Saad A Khan
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous adnexal adenocarcinoma is a rare cancer that is occasionally human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER-2)-positive, and demonstrates variable response to HER-2 inhibitors. METHODS: We report a case of adnexal adenocarcinoma of the scalp in a 56-year-old man. He underwent wide local excision with cervical node dissection followed by radiation, but had extensive local recurrence. RESULTS: Pathology demonstrated a poorly differentiated adnexal adenocarcinoma with HER-2 overexpression by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and high HER-2 gene amplification by fluorescence in situ hybridization...
February 22, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225479/long-lasting-training-in-the-barnes-maze-prompts-hippocampal-spinogenesis-and-habituation-in-rats
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Maia Uriarte, Olalekan M Ogundele, Joaquin Pardo
There is a constant need to assess spatial memory in small rodents to elucidate the basics of cognition in neuroscience experiments. Thus, the significance of the Barnes maze in the biology of hippocampal and cortical neural function cannot be overemphasized. Despite the wide use of the Barnes maze, the effect of maze task training on the structure of hippocampal neurons is yet to be elucidated. Adult Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to intense training on the Barnes maze (3 months). Subsequently, the hippocampus (cornus ammonis and dentate gyrus) of separate sets of rats was processed for Golgi Colonnier techniques (silver impregnation) and adenoviral-green fluorescent protein labeling (immunohistochemistry)...
February 20, 2017: Neuroreport
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