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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231527/rapid-discrimination-and-determination-of-antibiotics-drugs-in-plastic-syringes-using-near-infrared-spectroscopy-with-chemometric-analysis-application-to-amoxicillin-and-penicillin
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Laetitia Minh Mai Lê, Luc Eveleigh, Ikram Hasnaoui, Patrice Prognon, Arlette Baillet-Guffroy, Eric Caudron
The aim of this study was to investigate near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) combined to chemometric analysis to discriminate and quantify three antibiotics by direct measurement in plastic syringes.Solutions of benzylpenicillin (PENI), amoxicillin (AMOX) and amoxicillin/clavulanic acid (AMOX/CLAV) were analyzed at therapeutic concentrations in glass vials and plastic syringes with NIR spectrometer by direct measurement. Chemometric analysis using partial least squares regression and discriminative analysis was conducted to develop qualitative and quantitative calibration models...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231500/silver-nanoparticle-embedded-graphene-oxide-methotrexate-for-targeted-cancer-treatment
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Raj Kumar Thapa, Jae Hee Kim, Jee-Heon Jeong, Beom Soo Shin, Han-Gon Choi, Chul Soon Yong, Jong Oh Kim
Combination therapies are widely investigated cancer treatment modalities. Carbon based systems such as graphene oxide (GO), plasmonic nanoparticles such as silver nanoparticles (AgNPs), and the folate analog, methotrexate (MTX), have been separately studied for their potential anticancer effects. In this study, we combined these systems to develop AgNPs-embedded GO with conjugated MTX (MTX-GO/AgNPs) and studied their folate receptor-targeted anticancer effects. Results revealed successful formation of AgNPs on GO along with MTX conjugation as suggested by UV/visible, TEM, AFM, FTIR, and XRD analysis...
February 13, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231432/dismantling-the-red-wall-of-colloidal-perovskites-highly-luminescent-formamidinium-and-formamidinium-cesium-lead-iodide-nanocrystals
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Loredana Protesescu, Sergii Yakunin, Sudhir Kumar, Janine Bär, Federica Bertolotti, Norberto Masciocchi, Antonietta Guagliardi, Matthias Grotevent, Ivan Shorubalko, Maryna I Bodnarchuk, Chih-Jen Shih, Maksym V Kovalenko
Colloidal nanocrystals (NCs) of APbX3-type lead halide perovskites [A=Cs+, CH3NH3+ (methylammonium or MA+) or CH(NH2)2+ (formamidinium or FA+); X=Cl-, Br-, I-] have recently emerged as highly versatile photonic sources for applications ranging from simple photoluminescence down-conversion (e.g., for display backlighting) to light emitting diodes. From the perspective of spectral coverage, a formidable challenge facing the use of these materials is how to obtain stable emissions in the red and infrared spectral regions covered by the iodide-based compositions...
February 23, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231085/extraction-identification-and-photo-physical-characterization-of-persimmon-diospyros-kaki-l-carotenoids
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Khalil Zaghdoudi, Orleans Ngomo, Régis Vanderesse, Philippe Arnoux, Bauyrzhan Myrzakhmetov, Céline Frochot, Yann Guiavarc'h
Carotenoid pigments were extracted and purified from persimmon fruits using accelerated solvent extraction (ASE). Eleven pigments were isolated and five of them were clearly identified as all-trans-violaxanthine, all-trans-lutein, all-trans-zeaxanthin all-trans-cryptoxanthin and all-trans-β-carotene. Absorption and fluorescence spectra were recorded. To evaluate the potential of ¹O₂ quenching of the purified carotenoids, we used a monocarboxylic porphyrin (P1COOH) as the photosensitizer to produce ¹O₂...
January 12, 2017: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231069/the-potential-of-transcranial-photobiomodulation-therapy-for-treatment-of-major-depressive-disorder
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Farzad Salehpour, Seyed Hossein Rasta
Major depressive disorder is a common debilitating mood disorder that affects quality of life. Prefrontal cortex abnormalities, an imbalance in neurotransmitters, neuroinflammation, and mitochondrial dysfunction are the major factors in the etiology of major depressive disorder. Despite the efficacy of pharmacotherapy in the treatment of major depressive disorder, 30%-40% of patients do not respond to antidepressants. Given this, exploring the alternative therapies for treatment or prevention of major depressive disorder has aroused interest among scientists...
February 23, 2017: Reviews in the Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230805/preparation-of-photoirradiation-molecular-imprinting-polymer-for-selective-separation-of-branched-cyclodextrins
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Haoran Fan, Jinpeng Wang, Qingran Meng, Xueming Xu, Tianming Fan, Zhengyu Jin
In the present study, photoirradiation molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) with azobenzene was used as a functional monomer for the selective separation of the branched cyclodextrins. The functional monomer 4-methacryloyloxy azobenzene (MAA) and the molecular template 6-O-α-d-maltosyl-β-cyclodextrin (G2-β-CD) were implemented for the molecular imprinting. The core-shell structure of photoirradiation MIP was visualized by the transmission electron microscopy (TEM). With Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), we identified that G2-β-CD was imprinted into the polymer and removed from the MIP...
February 21, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230756/synthesis-and-structural-evaluation-of-organo-ruthenium-complexes-with-%C3%AE-diketonates
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Matija Uršič, Tanja Lipec, Anton Meden, Iztok Turel
Four novel ruthenium organometallic complexes: [(η⁶-p-cymene)Ru(4,4,4-trifluoro-1-(4-bromophenyl)-1,3-butanedione)Cl] (1), [(η⁶-p-cymene)Ru(4,4,4-trifluoro-1-(4-bromophenyl)-1,3-butanedione)pta]PF₆ (2), [(η⁶-p-cymene)Ru(4,4,4-trifluoro-1-(4-iodophenyl)-1,3-butanedione)Cl] (3) and [(η⁶-p-cymene)Ru(4,4,4-trifluoro-1-(4-iodophenyl)-1,3-butanedione)pta]PF₆ (4) were synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, infrared (IR), UV-Vis, NMR and mass spectroscopy and single-crystal X-ray diffraction...
February 20, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228597/new-near-infrared-dyes-light-up-deep-tissue-imaging
#8
Conor L Evans
A newly synthesized class of near-infrared dyes offers strong absorption and efficient fluorescent emission for deep-tissue molecular imaging applications.
February 22, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228012/investigation-of-thermally-induced-cellular-ablation-and-heat-response-triggered-by-planar-mos2-based-nanocomposite
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Shinya Ariyasu, Jing Mu, Xiao Zhang, Ying Huang, Edwin K L Yeow, Hua Zhang, Bengang Xing
In comparison to conventional tumor treatment methods, photothermal therapy (PTT) is one of the innovative therapeutic strategies that employs light to produce the localized heat for targeted ablation of cancer cells. Among various kinds of heat generation nanomaterials, transition metal dichalcogenide nanosheets, especially-molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) have recently been investigated as one of the promising PTT candidates because of their strong absorbance in the near-infrared (NIR) tissue transparency window and excellent photothermal conversion capability...
February 23, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227950/designing-and-testing-a-wearable-wireless-fnirs-patch
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Mohammadreza Abtahi, Gozde Cay, Manob Jyoti Saikia, Kunal Mankodiya, Mohammadreza Abtahi, Gozde Cay, Manob Jyoti Saikia, Kunal Mankodiya, Manob Jyoti Saikia, Kunal Mankodiya, Gozde Cay, Mohammadreza Abtahi
Optical brain monitoring using near infrared (NIR) light has got a lot of attention in order to study the complexity of the brain due to several advantages as oppose to other methods such as EEG, fMRI and PET. There are a few commercially available functional NIR spectroscopy (fNIRS) brain monitoring systems, but they are still non-wearable and pose difficulties in scanning the brain while the participants are in motion. In this work, we present our endeavors to design and test a low-cost, wireless fNIRS patch using NIR light sources at wavelengths of 770 and 830nm, photodetectors and a microcontroller to trigger the light sources, read photodetector's output and transfer data wirelessly (via Bluetooth) to a smart-phone...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227929/savitzky-golay-coupled-with-digital-bandpass-filtering-as-a-pre-processing-technique-in-the-quantitative-analysis-of-glucose-from-near-infrared-spectra
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Krishna Chaitanya Patchava, Osamah Alrezj, Mohammed Benaissa, Hatim Behairy, Krishna Chaitanya Patchava, Osamah Alrezj, Mohammed Benaissa, Hatim Behairy, Krishna Chaitanya Patchava, Mohammed Benaissa, Osamah Alrezj, Hatim Behairy
This paper proposes a novel pre-processing method based on combining bandpass with Savitzky-Golay filtering to further improve the prediction performance of the linear calibration models Principal Component Regression (PCR) and Partial Least Squares Regression (PLSR) in near infrared spectroscopy. The proposed method is compared to the highly efficient RReliefF pre-processing technique for further evaluation. The developed calibration models have been validated to predict the glucose concentration from near infrared spectra of a mixture of glucose and human serum albumin in a phosphate buffer solution...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227668/mental-stress-grading-based-on-fnirs-signals
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Fares Al-Shargie, Tong Boon Tang, Masashi Kiguchi, Fares Al-Shargie, Tong Boon Tang, Masashi Kiguchi, Masashi Kiguchi, Tong Boon Tang, Fares Al-Shargie
In this study, we propose functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to objectively grade different levels of mental stress. The levels of stress were set based on the difficulty of arithmetic task, time pressure and negative feedback about peer performance. We examined the proposed approach on twelve human subjects using the Montreal Imaging Stress Task. The experiment results revealed a reduction in cortical activation at prefrontal cortex when stressed, and the differences in hemodynamic response between control condition and under stress were significant for arithmetic difficulty level one, two and three, respectively, (p = 0...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227336/assessment-of-mental-workload-by-eeg-fnirs
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Haleh Aghajani, Ahmet Omurtag, Haleh Aghajani, Ahmet Omurtag, Ahmet Omurtag, Haleh Aghajani
We investigated the use of a multimodal functional neuroimaging system in quantifying mental workload of healthy human volunteers. We recorded behavioral performance measures as well as electroencephalography (EEG) and functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) simultaneously from subjects performing n-back tasks. The EEG and fNIRS signals were used in feature generation and classification offline using support vector machines. We examined the classification accuracy of three distinct systems: EEG based; fNIRS based; and Hybrid, which contained features from the first two systems as based on their interactions...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226810/decoding-movement-direction-using-phase-space-analysis-of-hemodynamic-responses-to-arm-movements-based-on-functional-near-infrared-spectroscopy
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Nicoladie Tam, Luca Pollonini, George Zouridakis, Nicoladie Tam, Luca Pollonini, George Zouridakis, Luca Pollonini, Nicoladie Tam, George Zouridakis
In this study we applied phase-space analysis on the hemodynamic signals recorded from the motor cortex of human subjects using functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to decode the direction of intentional hand movements. Our goal is to develop a brain-computer-interface (BCI) based on optical imaging that can control a wheelchair. To establish the relationship between the hemodynamic response and movement direction, participants were asked to perform repetitive arm movements in two orthogonal directions (right-left and front-back) on a horizontal plane, while the time course of the oxy-hemoglobin (oxy-Hb) and deoxy-hemoglobin (deoxy-Hb) responses were recorded...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226764/analytical-approach-to-the-temporal-changes-in-nirs-signals-to-separate-hemodynamic-change-from-brain-activity
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K Fukuda, H Takemoto, A Ikeda, K Fukuda, H Takemoto, A Ikeda, K Fukuda, H Takemoto, A Ikeda
In brain function measurements by near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), we focus on the temporal changes in the oxygenated and deoxygenated hemoglobin concentrations and propose an analytical approach to the temporal changes of the hemoglobin concentrations' cross-correlation coefficient in the brain functional signals. The cross-correlation coefficient between the oxygenated and deoxygenated hemoglobin concentrations shows negative values for brain activity and positive values for hemodynamic changes. Experiments with a 16-channel functional NIRS system show that our proposed approach clarifies the interpretation of the measured NIRS signals and it can be used to estimate the influence of hemodynamic change on brain activity...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226510/microwave-to-near-infrared-conversion-with-a-millimeter-scale-wireless-laser-for-activating-molecular-transducers
#16
Anthony Romano, John S Ho, Anthony Romano, John S Ho, Anthony Romano, John S Ho
Light-activated molecular transducers enable precise manipulation of biological processes and are thus powerful tools for studying or treating disease. Their use in vivo, however, is currently limited by the low penetration of light through biological tissue. While electromagnetic fields at microwave frequencies can penetrate thick tissue, they do not provide direct control over molecular transducers. Here, we describe a miniaturized, wirelessly powered laser capable of delivering high intensity near-infrared light in tissue...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226192/carbazole-linked-nir-aza-bodipy-dyes-as-triplet-sensitizers-and-photoacoustic-contrast-agents-for-deep-tissue-imaging
#17
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/28225761/amplified-stimulated-emission-in-upconversion-nanoparticles-for-super-resolution-nanoscopy
#18
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/28225612/exciton-absorption-spectra-by-linear-response-methods-application-to-conjugated-polymers
#19
Martin A Mosquera, Nicholas E Jackson, Thomas J Fauvell, Matthew S J Kelley, Lin X Chen, George C Schatz, Mark A Ratner
The theoretical description of the time-evolution of excitons requires, as an initial step, the calculation of their spectra, which has been inaccessible to most users due to the high computational scaling of conventional algorithms, and accuracy issues caused by common density functionals. Previously (J. Chem. Phys., 2016, 144, 204105) we developed a simple method that resolves these issues. Our scheme is based on a two-step calculation in which a linear-response TDDFT calculation is used to generate orbitals perturbed by the excitonic state, and then a second linear-response TDDFT calculation is used to determine the spectrum of excitations relative to the excitonic state...
February 22, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225368/the-fundus-phenotype-associated-with-the-p-ala243val-best1-mutation
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Kamron N Khan, Farrah Islam, Anthony T Moore, Michel Michaelides
PURPOSE: To describe a highly recognizable and reproducible retinal phenotype associated with a specific BEST1 mutation-p.Ala243Val. METHODS: Retrospective review of consecutive cases where genetic testing has identified p.Ala243Val BEST1 as the cause of disease. Electronic patient records were used to extract demographic, as well as functional and anatomical data. These data were compared with those observed with the most common BEST1 genotype, p.Arg218Cys. RESULTS: Eight individuals (six families) were identified with the p...
February 20, 2017: Retina
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