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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645025/decreased-functional-connectivity-and-disrupted-neural-network-in-the-prefrontal-cortex-of-affective-disorders-a-resting-state-fnirs-study
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Huilin Zhu, Jie Xu, Jiangxue Li, Hongjun Peng, Tingting Cai, Xinge Li, Shijing Wu, Wei Cao, Sailing He
BACKGROUND: Affective disorders (AD) have been conceptualized as neural network-level diseases. In this study, we utilized functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to investigate the spontaneous hemodynamic activities in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) of the AD patients with or without medications. METHODS: 42 optical channels were applied to cover the superior frontal gyrus (SFG), middle frontal gyrus (MFG), and inferior frontal gyrus (IFG), which constitute one of the most important affective networks of the brain...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645015/mid-infrared-and-near-infrared-spectroscopy-for-rapid-detection-of-gardeniae-fructus-by-a-liquid-liquid-extraction-process
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Lingyan Tao, Zhonglin Lin, Jiashan Chen, Yongjiang Wu, Xuesong Liu
Gardeniae Fructus is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry, and many studies have confirmed its medical and economic value. In this study, samples collected from different liquid-liquid extraction batches of Gardeniae Fructus were detected by mid-infrared (MIR) and near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy. Seven analytes, neochlorogenic acid (5-CQA), cryptochlorogenic acid (4-CQA), chlorogenic acid (3-CQA), geniposidic acid (GEA), deacetyl-asperulosidic acid methyl ester (DAAME), genipin-gentiobioside (GGB), and gardenoside (GA), were chosen as quality property indexes of Gardeniae Fructus...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644914/the-role-of-expectation-in-multisensory-body-representation-neural-evidence
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Francesca Ferri, Ettore Ambrosini, Paola Pinti, Arcangelo Merla, Marcello Costantini
Sensory events contribute to body ownership, the feeling that the body belongs to me. However, the encoding of sensory events is not only reactive, but also proactive in that our brain generates prediction about forthcoming stimuli. In previous studies we have shown that prediction of sensory events is a sufficient condition to induce the sense of body ownership. In this study we investigate the underlying neural mechanisms. Participants were seated with their right arm resting upon a table just below another smaller table...
June 23, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644240/corneal-stiffening-by-a-bacteriochlorophyll-derivative-with-dextran-and-near-infrared-light-effect-of-shortening-irradiation-time-up-to-1-minute
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Jurriaan Brekelmans, Alexandra Goz, Mor M Dickman, Alexander Brandis, Xiaomeng Sui, H Daniel Wagner, Rudy M M A Nuijts, Avigdor Scherz, Arie L Marcovich
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to determine the effect of variation of the exposure time of near-infrared irradiation on corneal stiffening after a bacteriochlorophyll derivative (WST11) with dextran (WST-D) application. METHODS: One hundred four paired eyes of 3-month-old New Zealand White rabbits were included in this study. Fifty-two eyes (ex vivo n = 34, in vivo n = 18) were mechanically deepithelialized, treated topically with WST-D, and irradiated at 10 mW/cm using a diode laser at 755 nm for 1, 5, or 30 minutes...
June 21, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644009/multi-harmonic-imaging-in-the-second-near-infrared-window-of-nanoparticle-labeled-stem-cells-as-monitoring-tool-in-tissue-depth
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Laurence Dubreil, Isabelle Leroux, Mireille Ledevin, Cindy Schleder, Lydie Lagalice, Claire Lovo, Romain Fleurisson, Solène Passemard, Vasyl Kilin, Sandrine Gerber-Lemaire, Marie-Anne Colle, Luigi Bonacina, Karl Rouger
In order to assess the therapeutic potential of cell-based strategies, it is of paramount importance to elaborate and validate tools for monitoring the behavior of injected cells in terms of tissue dissemination and engraftment properties. Here, we apply Bismuth Ferrite harmonic nanoparticles (BFO HNPs) to \textit{in vitro} expanded human skeletal muscle-derived stem cells (hMuStem cells), an attractive therapeutic avenue for patients suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). We demonstrate the possibility of stem cell labeling with HNPs...
June 23, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643895/light-switchable-azobenzene-containing-macromolecules-from-uv-to-near-infrared
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Philipp Weis, Si Wu
Azobenzene-containing macromolecules (azo-macromolecules) such as azobenzene-containing polymers (azopolymers) and azobenzene-functionalized biomacromolecules are photoswitchable macromolecules. Trans-to-cis photoisomerization in conventional azo-macromolecules is induced by ultraviolet (UV) light. However, UV light cannot penetrate deeply into issue and has a very small fraction in sunlight. Therefore, conventional azo-macromolecules are problematic for biomedical and solar-energy-related applications. In this Feature Article, the strategies for constructing visible and near-infrared (NIR) light-responsive azo-macromolecules are reviewed, and the potential applications of visible- and NIR-light-responsive azo-macromolecules in biomedicine and solar energy conversion are highlighted...
June 23, 2017: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643511/exceptionally-high-payload-of-ir780-iodide-on-folic-acid-functionalized-graphene-quantum-dots-for-targeted-photothermal-therapy
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Shuhua Li, Shixin Zhou, Yunchao Li, Xiaohong Li, Jia Zhu, Louzhen Fan, Shihe Yang
IR780 iodide (IR780) is recognized as an effective theranostic agent for simultaneous near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence imaging and photothermal therapy (PTT). However, the rigid chloro-cyclohexenyl ring makes IR780 insoluble in almost all pharmaceutically acceptable solvents, which inevitably limits its clinical application. We report folic acid (FA)-functionalized graphene quantum dots (GQDs-FA) containing a large and intact sp2-domain with carboxyl groups around the edge. Such GQDs-FA possess exceptionally high loading capacity for IR780 via strong π-π stacking interactions, and the water solubility of IR780 is improved by over 2400-fold after loading onto GQDs-FA (IR780/GQDs-FA)...
June 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643467/a-core-shell-satellite-structured-fe3-o4-g-c3-n4-ucnps-peg-for-t1-t2-weighted-dual-modal-mri-guided-photodynamic-therapy
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Lili Feng, Dan Yang, Fei He, Shili Gai, Chunxia Li, Yunlu Dai, Piaoping Yang
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) produced in the specific tumor site plays the key role in photodynamic therapy (PDT). Herein, a multifunctional nanoplatform is designed by absorbing ultrasmall upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) on mesoporous graphitic-phase carbon nitride (g-C3 N4 ) coated superparamagnetic iron oxide nanospheres, then further modified with polyethylene glycol (PEG)molecules (abbreviated as Fe3 O4 @g-C3 N4 -UCNPs-PEG). The inert g-C3 N4 layer between Fe3 O4 core and outer UCNPs can substantially depress the quenching effect of Fe3 O4 on the upconversion emission...
June 23, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643063/intraoperative-identification-and-analysis-of-lymph-nodes-at-laparoscopic-colorectal-cancer-surgery-using-fluorescence-imaging-combined-with-rapid-osna-pathological-assessment
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Trevor M Yeung, Lai Mun Wang, Richard Colling, Rebecca Kraus, Ronan Cahill, Roel Hompes, Neil J Mortensen
BACKGROUND: Standard surgical practice for colorectal cancer involves resection of the primary lesion and all draining lymph nodes. Accurate intraoperative assessment of nodal status could allow stratified resectional extent. One-step nucleic acid (OSNA) can provide a rapid method of interrogating nodal tissue, whilst near-infrared (NIR) laparoscopy together with indocyanine green (ICG) can identify relevant nodal tissue intraoperatively. METHODS: ICG was administered around the tumour endoscopically prior to the operation...
June 22, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642548/hemodynamics-of-speech-production-an-fnirs-investigation-of-children-who-stutter
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B Walsh, F Tian, J A Tourville, M A Yücel, T Kuczek, A J Bostian
Stuttering affects nearly 1% of the population worldwide and often has life-altering negative consequences, including poorer mental health and emotional well-being, and reduced educational and employment achievements. Over two decades of neuroimaging research reveals clear anatomical and physiological differences in the speech neural networks of adults who stutter. However, there have been few neurophysiological investigations of speech production in children who stutter. Using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), we examined hemodynamic responses over neural regions integral to fluent speech production including inferior frontal gyrus, premotor cortex, and superior temporal gyrus during a picture description task...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642340/cardiovascular-and-cerebral-hemodynamics-during-exercise-and-recovery-in-obese-individuals-as-a-function-of-their-fitness-status
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Mathieu Gayda, Gabriel Lapierre, Olivier Dupuy, Sarah Fraser, Louis Bherer, Martin Juneau, Vincent Gremeaux, Anil Nigam
The aim of this study was to compare cardiovascular hemodynamics and cerebral oxygenation/perfusion (COP) during and after maximal incremental exercise in obese individuals according to their aerobic fitness versus age-matched healthy controls (AMHC). Fifty-four middle-aged obese (OB) and 16 AMHC were recruited. Maximal cardiopulmonary function (gas exchange analysis), cardiac hemodynamics (impedance cardiography), and left frontal COP (near-infrared spectroscopy: NIRS) were measured continuously during a maximal incremental ergocycle test...
June 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641441/the-closo-si12c12-molecule-from-cluster-to-crystal-effects-of-hydrogenation-and-oligomerization-on-excited-states
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Xiaofeng F Duan, Larry W Burggraf
Excited state properties of chain and cyclic oligomers of closo-Si12C12 moieties are calculated using time-dependent density functional theory methods. Ultraviolet, visible, and near-infrared photo-absorption properties are described for oligomers that form by linking closo-Si12C12 monomer moieties through Si-Si bonds. Natural transition orbitals for electron and hole states of stationary-state excitons in oligomers were compared to understand how exciton states are influenced by oligomer structure. Depending on the structure, some prominent excited states have large electron-hole charge separation while others do not; some exhibit exciton delocalization while others do not...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640986/antimonene-quantum-dots-synthesis-and-application-as-near-infrared-photothermal-agents-for-effective-cancer-therapy
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Wei Tao, Xiaoyuan Ji, Xiaoding Xu, Mohammad Ariful Islam, Zhongjun Li, Si Chen, Phei Er Saw, Han Zhang, Zameer Bharwani, Zilei Guo, Jinjun Shi, Omid Farokhzad
Photothermal therapy (PTT) has shown significant potential for cancer therapy. However, developing nanomaterials (NMs)-based photothermal agents (PTAs) with satisfactory photothermal conversion efficacy (PTCE) and biocompatibility remains a key challenge. Herein, a new generation of PTAs based on two-dimensional (2D) antimonene quantum dots (AMQDs) was developed by a novel liquid exfoliation method. Surface modification of AMQDs with polyethylene glycol (PEG) significantly enhanced both biocompatibility and stability in physiological medium...
June 22, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640637/designing-transmitter-ligands-that-mediate-energy-transfer-between-semiconductor-nanocrystals-and-molecules
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Zhiyuan Huang, Ming Lee Tang
Molecular control of energy transfer is an attractive proposition because it allows chemists to synthetically tweak various kinetic and thermodynamic factors. In this Perspective, we examine energy transfer between semiconductor nano-crystals (NCs) and π-conjugated molecules, focusing on the transmitter ligand at the organic-inorganic interface. Efficient transfer of triplet excitons across this interface allows photons to be directed for effective use of the entire solar spectrum. For example, a photon upconversion system composed of semiconductor NCs as sensitizers, bound organic ligands as transmitters, and molecular annihilators has the advantage of large, tunable absorption cross-sections across the visible and near infrared wavelengths...
June 22, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640463/exciton-recombination-in-formamidinium-lead-triiodide-nanocrystals-versus-thin-films
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Hong-Hua Fang, Loredana Protesescu, Daniel M Balazs, Sampson Adjokatse, Maksym V Kovalenko, Maria Antonietta Loi
The optical properties of the newly developed near-infrared emitting formamidinium lead triiodide (FAPbI3 ) nanocrystals (NCs) and their polycrystalline thin film counterpart are comparatively investigated by means of steady-state and time-resolved photoluminescence. The excitonic emission is dominant in NC ensemble because of the localization of electron-hole pairs. A promisingly high quantum yield above 70%, and a large absorption cross-section (5.2 × 10(-13) cm(-2) ) are measured. At high pump fluence, biexcitonic recombination is observed, featuring a slow recombination lifetime of 0...
June 22, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639837/measuring-cerebrovascular-autoregulation-in-preterm-infants-using-near-infrared-spectroscopy-an-overview-of-the-literature
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Elisabeth M W Kooi, Elise A Verhagen, Jan Willem J Elting, Marek Czosnyka, Topun Austin, Flora Y Wong, Marcel J H Aries
The preterm born infant's ability to regulate its cerebral blood flow (CBF) is crucial in preventing secondary ischemic and hemorrhagic damage in the developing brain. The relationship between arterial blood pressure (ABP) and CBF estimates, such as regional cerebral oxygenation as measured by near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), is an attractive option for continuous non-invasive assessment of cerebrovascular autoregulation. Areas covered: The authors performed a literature search to provide an overview of the current literature on various current clinical practices and methods to measure cerebrovascular autoregulation in the preterm infant by NIRS...
June 22, 2017: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639668/a-strategy-for-fabrication-of-controllable-3d-pattern-containing-clusters-and-nanoparticles-inside-a-solid-material
#17
Qiuqun Chen, Hui Song, Fangteng Zhang, Hang Zhang, Yongze Yu, Zhi Chen, Rongfei Wei, Ye Dai, Jianrong Qiu
Directly controlling the growth process of clusters and nanoparticles is an effective way to tune their specific properties, which has been considered as a significant issue lying at the heart of nanotechnology. For technological applications, great strides have been made in the assembly of clusters and nanoparticles. However, controllable synthesis of clusters and nanoparticles inside a bulk solid-state medium remains a tremendous challenge, which is important for integrated devices. Here we report a strategy for space-selective control of elemental tellurium (Te) precipitation as clusters or nanoparticles in glass by femtosecond (fs) laser irradiation...
June 22, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639666/conformational-landscape-of-the-sf6-dimer-as-revealed-by-high-resolution-infrared-spectroscopy-and-complexation-with-rare-gas-atoms
#18
Pierre Asselin, Alexey Potapov, Andrew C Turner, Vincent Boudon, Laurent Bruel, Marc-André Gaveau, Michel Mons
Taking advantage of a versatile set-up, combining pulsed pin hole or slit nozzle supersonic expansion with an external cavity quantum cascade laser, the rovibrational absorption spectrum of the SF6 dimer in the ν3 mode region has been revisited at high resolution under various experimental conditions in SF6:He mixtures. Two new rotationally resolved spectral bands have been identified in the range of the parallel band of the dimer spectrum in addition to that previously reported. Among these three spectral features, two of them are assigned to conformations of the dimer (noted #1 and #2), clearly distinguished from their different S-S interatomic distances, i...
June 22, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639659/hydrothermal-and-biomineralization-synthesis-of-a-dual-modal-nanoprobe-for-targeted-near-infrared-persistent-luminescence-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#19
Yu Wang, Cheng-Xiong Yang, Xiu-Ping Yan
The development of the multimodal probes is of great importance for bioimaging application. Herein, we report the fabrication of a functional nanocomposite from near-infrared (NIR) persistent luminescent nanoparticles (PLNPs) and Gd2O3 as a multimodal probe for in vivo NIR persistent luminescence and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. Small-sized monodispersed NIR ZnGa2O4:Cr(3+) PLNPs (ca. 15 nm) were prepared as the NIR persistent luminescence source by a hydrothermal method while hyaluronic acid (HA) functionalized Gd2O3 (HA-Gd2O3) was synthesized as the MR contrast agent via a biomineralization approach...
June 22, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639656/orthogonal-electronic-coupling-in-multicentre-arylamine-mixed-valence-compounds-based-on-a-dibenzofulvene-thiophene-conjugated-bridge
#20
A Beneduci, G A Corrente, E Fabiano, V Maltese, S Cospito, G Ciccarella, G Chidichimo, G Gigli, A-L Capodilupo
Herein we present organic mixed-valence compounds with an innovative H-shape design, where four redox centres are bridged "vertically" via a dibenzofulvene backbone and "horizontally" via a bis-(dibenzofulvene)-thiophene bridge. These compounds are easily oxidized to stable highly charged radical species which show intense intervalence charge transfer transitions in the near infrared region. Interestingly, depending on the position of the arylamine substituents on the bridge, both vertical and horizontal electron transfer pathways can be optically induced...
June 22, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
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