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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918266/nanomedicine-for-safe-healing-of-bone-trauma-opportunities-and-challenges
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Shahed Behzadi, Gaurav A Luther, Mitchel B Harris, Omid C Farokhzad, Morteza Mahmoudi
Historically, high-energy extremity injuries resulting in significant soft-tissue trauma and bone loss were often deemed unsalvageable and treated with primary amputation. With improved soft-tissue coverage and nerve repair techniques, these injuries now present new challenges in limb-salvage surgery. High-energy extremity trauma is pre-disposed to delayed or unpredictable bony healing and high rates of infection, depending on the integrity of the soft-tissue envelope. Furthermore, orthopedic trauma surgeons are often faced with the challenge of stabilizing and repairing large bony defects while promoting an optimal environment to prevent infection and aid bony healing...
September 4, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916839/study-of-tissue-level-hypoxic-response-in-microfluidic-environment
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Adnan Morshed, Prashanta Dutta
Availability of essential species like oxygen is critical in shaping the dynamics of tumor growth. When the intracellular oxygen level falls below normal, it initiates major cascades in cellular dynamics leading to tumor cell survival. In a cellular block with cells growing away from the blood vessel, the scenario can be aggravated for the cells further inside the block. In this study, the dynamics of intracellular species inside a colony of tumor cells are investigated by varying the cell block thickness and cell types in a microfluidic cell culture device...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916105/selective-imaging-of-cancer-cells-with-a-ph-activatable-lysosome-targeting-fluorescent-probe
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Rongguang Shi, Lu Huang, Xiaoxue Duan, Guohao Sun, Gui Yin, Ruiyong Wang, Jun-Jie Zhu
Fluorescence imaging with tumor-specific fluorescent probe has emerged as a tool to aid surgeons in the identification and removal of tumor tissue. We report here a new lysosome-targeting fluorescent probe (NBOH) with BODIPY fluorephore to distinguish tumor tissue out of normal tissue based on different pH environment. The probe exhibited remarkable pH-dependent fluorescence behavior in a wide pH range from 3.0 to 11.0, especially a sensitive pH-dependent fluorescence change at pH range between 3.5 and 5.5, corresponding well to the acidic microenvironment of tumor cells, in aqueous solution...
October 2, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915794/genome-sequence-of-the-ectophytic-fungus-ramichloridium-luteum-reveals-unique-evolutionary-adaptations-to-plant-surface-niche
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Bo Wang, Xiaofei Liang, Mark L Gleason, Rong Zhang, Guangyu Sun
BACKGROUND: Ectophytic fungi occupy the waxy plant surface, an extreme environment characterized by prolonged desiccation, nutrient limitation, and exposure to solar radiation. The nature of mechanisms that facilitate adaptation to this environment remains unclear. In this study, we sequenced the complete genome of an ectophytic fungus, Ramichloridium luteum, which colonizes the surface of apple fruit, and carried out comparative genomic and transcriptome analysis. RESULTS: The R...
September 15, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914456/ovarian-structure-and-oogenesis-of-the-extremophile-viviparous-teleost-poecilia-mexicana-poeciliidae-from-an-active-sulfur-spring-cave-in-southern-mexico
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Aarón Torres-Martínez, Arlette Hernández-Franyutti, Mari Carmen Uribe, Wilfrido Miguel Contreras-Sánchez
The structure of the ovary and oogenesis of Poecilia mexicana from an active sulfur spring cave is documented. Poecilia mexicana is the only poeciliid adapted to a subterranean environment with high hydrogen sulfide levels and extreme hypoxic conditions. Twenty females were captured throughout one year at Cueva del Azufre, located in the State of Tabasco in Southern Mexico. Ovaries were processed with histological techniques. P. mexicana has a single, ovoid ovary with ovigerous lamella that project to the ovarian lumen...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913869/fast-growing-oysters-show-reduced-capacity-to-provide-a-thermal-refuge-to-intertidal-biodiversity-at-high-temperatures
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Dominic McAfee, Wayne A O'Connor, Melanie J Bishop
1.Ecosystem engineers that modify the thermal environment experienced by associated organisms might assist in the climate change adaptation of species. This depends upon the ability of ecosystem engineers to persist and continue to ameliorate thermal stress under changing climatic conditions - traits that may display significant intraspecific variation. 2.In the physically stressful intertidal, the complex three-dimensional structure of oysters provides shading and traps moisture during aerial exposure at low tide...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Animal Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913528/dna-protection-by-ectoine-from-ionizing-radiation-molecular-mechanisms
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Marc Benjamin Hahn, Susann Meyer, Maria-Astrid Schröter, Hans-Jörg Kunte, Tihomir Solomun, Heinz Sturm
Ectoine, a compatible solute and osmolyte, is known to be an effective protectant of biomolecules and whole cells against heating, freezing and extreme salinity. Protection of cells (human keratinocytes) by ectoine against ultraviolet radiation has also been reported by various authors, although the underlying mechanism is not yet understood. We present the first electron irradiation of DNA in a fully aqueous environment in the presence of ectoine and at high salt concentrations. The results demonstrate effective protection of DNA by ectoine against the induction of single-strand breaks by ionizing radiation...
September 15, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912742/perception-action-and-cognition-of-football-referees-in-extreme-temperatures-impact-on-decision-performance
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Nadia Gaoua, Rita F de Oliveira, Steve Hunter
Different professional domains require high levels of physical performance alongside fast and accurate decision-making. Construction workers, police officers, firefighters, elite sports men and women, the military and emergency medical professionals are often exposed to hostile environments with limited options for behavioral coping strategies. In this (mini) review we use football refereeing as an example to discuss the combined effect of intense physical activity and extreme temperatures on decision-making and suggest an explicative model...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912550/calcium-mediated-adhesion-of-nanomaterials-in-reservoir-fluids
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Shannon L Eichmann, Nancy A Burnham
Globally, a small percentage of oil is recovered from reservoirs using primary and secondary recovery mechanisms, and thus a major focus of the oil industry is toward developing new technologies to increase recovery. Many new technologies utilize surfactants, macromolecules, and even nanoparticles, which are difficult to deploy in harsh reservoir conditions and where failures cause material aggregation and sticking to rock surfaces. To combat these issues, typically material properties are adjusted, but recent studies show that adjusting the dispersing fluid chemistry could have significant impact on material survivability...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911775/characterization-of-substrate-cosubstrate-and-product-isotope-effects-associated-with-enzymatic-oxygenations-of-organic-compounds-based-on-compound-specific-isotope-analysis
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Sarah G Pati, Hans-Peter E Kohler, Thomas B Hofstetter
Enzymatic oxygenations are among the most important biodegradation and detoxification reactions of organic pollutants. In the environment, however, such natural attenuation processes are extremely difficult to monitor. Changes of stable isotope ratios of aromatic pollutants at natural isotopic abundances serve as proxies for isotope effects associated with oxygenation reactions. Such isotope fractionations offer new avenues for revealing the pathway and extent of pollutant transformation and provide new insights into the mechanisms of catalysis by Rieske non-heme ferrous iron oxygenases...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911733/time-lapsed-large-volume-high-resolution-intravital-imaging-for-tissue-wide-analysis-of-single-cell-dynamics
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David Entenberg, Jessica M Pastoriza, Maja H Oktay, Sonia Voiculescu, Yarong Wang, Maria Soledad Sosa, Julio Aguirre-Ghiso, John Condeelis
Pathologists rely on microscopy to diagnose disease states in tissues and organs. They utilize both high-resolution, high-magnification images to interpret the staining and morphology of individual cells, as well as low-magnification overviews to give context and location to these cells. Intravital imaging is a powerful technique for studying cells and tissues in their native, live environment and can yield sub-cellular resolution images similar to those used by pathologists. However, technical limitations prevent the straightforward acquisition of low-magnification images during intravital imaging, and they are hence not typically captured...
September 1, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904389/high-wettability-of-liquid-caesium-iodine-with-solid-uranium-dioxide
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Ken Kurosaki, Masanori Suzuki, Masayoshi Uno, Hiroto Ishii, Masaya Kumagai, Keito Anada, Yukihiro Murakami, Yuji Ohishi, Hiroaki Muta, Toshihiro Tanaka, Shinsuke Yamanaka
In March 2011, the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident caused nuclear fuel to melt and the release of high-volatility fission products into the environment. Caesium and iodine caused environmental contamination and public exposure. Certain fission-product behaviours remain unclear. We found experimentally that liquid CsI disperses extremely favourably toward solid UO2, exhibiting a contact angle approaching zero. We further observed the presence of CsI several tens of micrometres below the surface of the solid UO2 sample, which would be caused by the infiltration of pores network by liquid CsI...
September 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902879/chronic-plasmodium-brasilianum-infections-in-wild-peruvian-tamarins
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Gideon A Erkenswick, Mrinalini Watsa, M Andreína Pacheco, Ananias A Escalante, Patricia G Parker
There is an increased interest in potential zoonotic malarias. To date, Plasmodium malariae that infects humans remains indistinguishable from Plasmodium brasilianum, which is widespread among New World primates. Distributed throughout tropical Central and South America, the Callitrichidae are small arboreal primates in which detection of natural Plasmodium infection has been extremely rare. Most prior screening efforts have been limited to small samples, the use of low-probability detection methods, or both...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900766/diversity-and-distribution-of-cyp-gene-family-in-bactrian-camel
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Surong Hasi, Jirimutu Yao, Siriguleng Yu, Yanan Tian
Cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes belong to a superfamily of monooxygenases which are phase I enzymes responsible for the first pass metabolism of about 90% of drugs in animals. However, these enzymes are often polymorphic and metabolism of the same drug in different species or different individuals is influenced by genetic and non-genetic factors. Bactrian camels are capable of survival in harsh living environments, being able to consume diets that are often toxic to other mammals and can tolerate extreme water and food deprivation...
September 12, 2017: Functional & Integrative Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900437/genetics-of-resistance-and-pathogenicity-in-the-maize-setosphaeria-turcica-pathosystem-and-implications-for-breeding
#15
REVIEW
Ana L Galiano-Carneiro, Thomas Miedaner
Northern corn leaf blight (NCLB), the most devastating leaf pathogen in maize (Zea mays L.), is caused by the heterothallic ascomycete Setosphaeria turcica. The pathogen population shows an extremely high genetic diversity in tropical and subtropical regions. Varietal resistance is the most efficient technique to control NCLB. Host resistance can be qualitative based on race-specific Ht genes or quantitative controlled by many genes with small effects. Quantitative resistance is moderately to highly effective and should be more durable combatting all races of the pathogen...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900287/quantitative-characterization-of-structural-and-mechanical-properties-of-boron-nitride-nanotubes-in-high-temperature-environments
#16
Xiaoming Chen, Christopher M Dmuchowski, Cheol Park, Catharine C Fay, Changhong Ke
The structural stability and mechanical integrity of boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) in high temperature environments are of importance in pursuit of their applications that are involved with extreme thermal processing and/or working conditions, but remain not well understood. In this paper, we perform an extensive study of the impacts of high temperature exposure on the structural and mechanical properties of BNNTs with a full structural size spectrum from nano- to micro- to macro-scale by using a variety of in situ and ex situ material characterization techniques...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900256/genomic-and-transcriptomic-analysis-of-the-toluene-degrading-black-yeast-cladophialophora-immunda
#17
Barbara Blasi, Hakim Tafer, Christina Kustor, Caroline Poyntner, Ksenija Lopandic, Katja Sterflinger
Cladophialophora immunda is an ascomycotal species belonging to the group of the black yeasts. These fungi have a thick and melanized cell wall and other physiological adaptations that allows them to cope with several extreme physical and chemical conditions. Member of the group can colonize some of the most extremophilic environments on Earth. Cladophialophora immunda together with a few other species of the order Chaetothyriales show a special association with hydrocarbon polluted environments. The finding that the fungus is able to completely mineralize toluene makes it an interesting candidate for bioremediation purposes...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899914/military-training-elicits-marked-increases-in-plasma-metabolomic-signatures-of-energy-metabolism-lipolysis-fatty-acid-oxidation-and-ketogenesis
#18
J Philip Karl, Lee M Margolis, Nancy E Murphy, Christopher T Carrigan, John W Castellani, Elisabeth H Madslien, Hilde-Kristin Teien, Svein Martini, Scott J Montain, Stefan M Pasiakos
Military training studies provide unique insight into metabolic responses to extreme physiologic stress induced by multiple stressor environments, and the impacts of nutrition in mediating these responses. Advances in metabolomics have provided new approaches for extending current understanding of factors modulating dynamic metabolic responses in these environments. In this study, whole-body metabolic responses to strenuous military training were explored in relation to energy balance and macronutrient intake by performing nontargeted global metabolite profiling on plasma collected from 25 male soldiers before and after completing a 4-day, 51-km cross-country ski march that produced high total daily energy expenditures (25...
September 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899752/are-adult-life-history-traits-in-oriental-fruit-moth-affected-by-a-mild-pupal-heat-stress
#19
Jincheng Zheng, Xiongbin Cheng, Ary A Hoffmann, Bo Zhang, Chun-Sen Ma
Thermal stress at one life stage can affect fitness at a later stage in ectotherms with complex life cycles. Most relevant studies have focused on extreme stress levels, but here we also show substantial fitness effects in a moth when pupae are exposed to a relatively mild and sublethal heat stress. We consider the impact of a 35°C heat stress of 2h in three geographically separate populations of the oriental fruit moth (OFM, Grapholita molesta) from northern, middle and southern China. Heat stress negatively affected fecundity but increased adult heat resistance and adult longevity...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Insect Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895229/crisis-and-change-the-making-of-a-french-fda
#20
Constance A Nathanson, Henri Bergeron
Policy Points: Introducing a recent special issue of The Lancet on the health system in France, Horton and Ceschia observe that "the dominance of English as the language of science and, increasingly, global health too often closes the door on the history and experiences of others."(1) In that spirit, this manuscript presents a detailed case study of public health policy transformation in France in the early 1990s. It casts light on processes of policy change in a political and cultural environment very different from that of the United States, showing how the public health policy process is shaped by multiple contingencies of history, ideology, and politics...
September 2017: Milbank Quarterly
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