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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645168/genomic-reconstruction-of-the-history-of-native-sheep-reveals-the-peopling-patterns-of-nomads-and-the-expansion-of-early-pastoralism-in-east-asia
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Yong-Xin Zhao, Ji Yang, Feng-Hua Lv, Xiao-Ju Hu, Xing-Long Xie, Min Zhang, Wen-Rong Li, Ming-Jun Liu, Yu-Tao Wang, Jin-Quan Li, Yong-Gang Liu, Yan-Ling Ren, Feng Wang, EEr Hehua, Juha Kantanen, Johannes Arjen Lenstra, Jian-Lin Han, Meng-Hua Li
China has a rich resource of native sheep (Ovis aries) breeds associated with historical movements of several nomadic societies. However, the history of sheep and the associated nomadic societies in ancient China remains poorly understood. Here, we studied the genomic diversity of Chinese sheep using genome-wide SNPs, mitochondrial and Y-chromosomal variations in more than 1,000 modern samples. Population genomic analyses combined with archaeological records and historical ethnic demographics data revealed genetic signatures of their origins, secondary expansions and admixtures, thereby revealing the peopling patterns of nomads and the expansion of early pastoralism in East Asia...
June 22, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644984/current-practice-and-recommendations-in-uk-epilepsy-monitoring-units-report-of-a-national-survey-and-workshop
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Khalid Hamandi, Sandor Beniczky, Beate Diehl, Rosalind H Kandler, Ronit M Pressler, Arjune Sen, Juliet Solomon, Matthew C Walker, Manny Bagary
PURPOSE: Inpatient video-EEG monitoring (VEM) is an important investigation in patients with seizures or blackouts, and in the pre-surgical workup of patients with epilepsy. There has been an expansion in the number of Epilepsy Monitoring Units (EMU) in the UK offering VEM with a necessary increase in attention on quality and safety. Previous surveys have shown variation across centres on issues including consent and patient monitoring. METHOD: In an effort to bring together healthcare professionals in the UK managing patients on EMU, we conducted an online survey of current VEM practice and held a one-day workshop convened under the auspices of the British Chapter of the ILAE...
June 15, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644973/il-18-il-15-il-12-synergy-induces-elevated-and-prolonged-ifn-%C3%AE-production-by-ex-vivo-expanded-nk-cells-which-is-not-due-to-enhanced-stat4-activation
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Evan Lusty, Sophie M Poznanski, Karen Kwofie, Talveer S Mandur, Dean A Lee, Carl D Richards, Ali A Ashkar
The synergistic effect of IL-18/IL-15/IL-12 stimulation potently activates NK cells, inducing high levels of IFN-γ production. As a result of this potent stimulatory effect, NK cell pre-activation with IL-18/IL-15/IL-12 is being developed as a cancer immunotherapy. Ex vivo expansion of NK cells enables the efficient generation of large numbers of NK cells for wide-scale and repeated therapeutic use, and is thus an important source of NK cells for clinical application. However, the effects of IL-18/IL-15/IL-12 stimulation on ex vivo expanded NK cells have not yet been assessed...
June 20, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644917/an-oxygen-isotope-chronometer-for-cellulose-deposition-the-successive-leaves-formed-by-tillers-of-a-c4-perennial-grass
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Hai Tao Liu, Fang Yang, Xiao Ying Gong, Rudi Schäufele, Hans Schnyder
Multiannual time series of (palaeo)hydrological information can be reconstructed from the oxygen isotope composition of cellulose (δ(18) OCel ) in biological archives, e.g. tree-rings, but our ability to temporally resolve information at subannual scale is limited. We capitalized on the short and predictable leaf appearance interval (2.4 d) of a perennial C4 grass (Cleistogenes squarrosa), to assess its potential for providing highly time-resolved δ(18) OCel records of vapor pressure deficit (VPD). Plants grown at low (0...
June 23, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644844/carbonic-anhydrase-inhibitor-attenuates-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-acute-lung-injury
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Chou-Chin Lan, Chung-Kan Peng, Shih-En Tang, Kun-Lun Huang, Chin-Pyng Wu
Ischemia-reperfusion (IR)-induced acute lung injury (ALI) is implicated in several clinical conditions including lung transplantation, cardiopulmonary bypass surgery, re-expansion of collapsed lung from pneumothorax or pleural effusion and etc. IR-induced ALI remains a challenge in the current treatment. Carbonic anhydrase has important physiological function and influences on transport of CO2. Some investigators suggest that CO2 influences lung injury. Therefore, carbonic anhydrase should have the role in ALI...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644840/linking-structure-and-activity-in-nonlinear-spiking-networks
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Gabriel Koch Ocker, Krešimir Josić, Eric Shea-Brown, Michael A Buice
Recent experimental advances are producing an avalanche of data on both neural connectivity and neural activity. To take full advantage of these two emerging datasets we need a framework that links them, revealing how collective neural activity arises from the structure of neural connectivity and intrinsic neural dynamics. This problem of structure-driven activity has drawn major interest in computational neuroscience. Existing methods for relating activity and architecture in spiking networks rely on linearizing activity around a central operating point and thus fail to capture the nonlinear responses of individual neurons that are the hallmark of neural information processing...
June 23, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644686/cervical-adenocarcinoma-diagnosis-of-human-papillomavirus-positive-and-human-papillomavirus-negative-tumors
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Edyta C Pirog
CONTEXT: - Cervical adenocarcinomas span a diverse group of tumors with several distinct histologic tumor types, which include endocervical, endometrioid, intestinal, villoglandular, gastric, signet ring, serous, clear cell, and mesonephric. Diagnosis of cervical adenocarcinoma, especially early diagnosis, poses a significant challenge. OBJECTIVE: - To review the pathogenesis, diagnostic criteria, immunohistochemical markers, and differential diagnosis of various subtypes of human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive and HPV-negative cervical adenocarcinomas...
June 23, 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644672/topological-fractional-pumping-with-alkaline-earth-like-atoms-in-synthetic-lattices
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Luca Taddia, Eyal Cornfeld, Davide Rossini, Leonardo Mazza, Eran Sela, Rosario Fazio
Alkaline-earth(-like) atoms, trapped in optical lattices and in the presence of an external gauge field, can form insulating states at given fractional fillings. We will show that, by exploiting these properties, it is possible to realize a topological fractional pump. Our analysis is based on a many-body adiabatic expansion, on simulations with time-dependent matrix product states, and, for a specific form of atom-atom interaction, on an exactly solvable model of fractional pump. The numerical simulations allow us to consider a realistic setup amenable of an experimental realization...
June 9, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644651/rescattering-effects-in-the-hadronic-light-by-light-contribution-to-the-anomalous-magnetic-moment-of-the-muon
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Gilberto Colangelo, Martin Hoferichter, Massimiliano Procura, Peter Stoffer
We present a first model-independent calculation of ππ intermediate states in the hadronic-light-by-light (HLBL) contribution to the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon (g-2)_{μ} that goes beyond the scalar QED pion loop. To this end, we combine a recently developed dispersive description of the HLBL tensor with a partial-wave expansion and demonstrate that the known scalar-QED result is recovered after partial-wave resummation. Using dispersive fits to high-statistics data for the pion vector form factor, we provide an evaluation of the full pion box a_{μ}^{π box}=-15...
June 9, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644650/nature-of-the-spin-liquid-ground-state-in-a-breathing-kagome-compound-studied-by-nmr-and-series-expansion
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J-C Orain, B Bernu, P Mendels, L Clark, F H Aidoudi, P Lightfoot, R E Morris, F Bert
In the vanadium oxyfluoride compound (NH_{4})_{2}[C_{7}H_{14}N][V_{7}O_{6}F_{18}] (DQVOF), the V^{4+} (3d^{1}, S=1/2) ions realize a unique, highly frustrated breathing kagome lattice composed of alternately sized, corner-sharing equilateral triangles. Here we present an ^{17}O NMR study of DQVOF, which isolates the local susceptibility of the breathing kagome network. By a fit to series expansion, we extract the ratio of the interactions within the breathing kagome plane, J_{∇}/J_{Δ}=0.55(4), and the mean antiferromagnetic interaction J[over ¯]=60(7)  K...
June 9, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644635/fundamental-transitions-and-ionization-energies-of-the-hydrogen-molecular-ions-with-few-ppt-uncertainty
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Vladimir I Korobov, L Hilico, J-Ph Karr
We calculate ionization energies and fundamental vibrational transitions for H_{2}^{+}, D_{2}^{+}, and HD^{+} molecular ions. The nonrelativistic quantum electrodynamics expansion for the energy in terms of the fine structure constant α is used. Previous calculations of orders mα^{6} and mα^{7} are improved by including second-order contributions due to the vibrational motion of nuclei. Furthermore, we evaluate the largest corrections at the order mα^{8}. That allows us to reduce the fractional uncertainty to the level of 7...
June 9, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644360/quality-improvement-in-pediatric-endoscopy-a-clinical-report-from-the-naspghan-endoscopy-committee
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Robert E Kramer, Catharine M Walsh, Diana G Lerner, Douglas S Fishman
The current era of healthcare reform emphasizes the provision of effective, safe, equitable, high-quality, and cost-effective care. Within the realm of gastrointestinal endoscopy in adults, renewed efforts are in place to accurately define and measure quality indicators across the spectrum of endoscopic care. In pediatrics, however, this movement has been less-defined and lacks much of the evidence-base that supports these initiatives in adult care. A need, therefore, exists to help define quality metrics tailored to pediatric practice and provide a toolbox for the development of robust quality improvement (QI) programs within pediatric endoscopy units...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644103/prognostic-significance-of-intraoperative-change-in-the-fractional-anisotropy-and-the-volume-of-the-optic-chiasma-during-resection-of-suprasellar-tumors
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Hussam Metwali, Mario Giordano, Katja Kniese, Rudolf Fahlbusch
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to test the prognostic significance of intraoperative changes in the fractional anisotropy (FA) and the volume of the optic chiasma and their correlation with visual outcome. METHODS Twenty-eight sequential patients with suprasellar tumors presenting with chiasma compression syndrome were surgically treated under intraoperative MRI control between March 2014 and July 2016. The FA and the volume of the optic chiasma were measured immediately before and immediately after tumor resection...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644023/kinetics-of-interlayer-expansion-of-a-layered-silicate-driven-by-caffeine-intercalation-in-the-water-phase-using-transmission-x-ray-diffraction
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Tomohiko Okada, Takumi Yoshida, Taku Iiyama
The kinetics of caffeine uptake into the interlayer nanospace of silicate nanosheets modified with benzylammonium was evaluated by in situ monitoring the basal spacing in aqueous media using transmission X-ray diffraction. An interlayer spacing of 0.58 nm in water before caffeine uptake indicates a monomolecular layer of benzylammonium and a few water layers in each interlayer. The interlayer space expanded by 0.10 nm upon caffeine uptake (intercalation) and saturated even in the presence of excess caffeine...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643835/interaction-of-molecular-nitrogen-with-free-electron-laser-radiation
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H I B Banks, D A Little, J Tennyson, A Emmanouilidou
We compute molecular continuum orbitals in the single center expansion scheme. We then employ these orbitals to obtain molecular Auger rates and single-photon ionization cross sections to study the interaction of N2 with Free-Electron-Laser (FEL) pulses. The nuclei are kept fixed. We formulate rate equations for the energetically allowed molecular and atomic transitions and we account for dissociation through additional terms in the rate equations. Solving these equations for different parameters of the FEL pulse, allows us to identify the most efficient parameters of the FEL pulse for obtaining the highest contribution of double core hole states (DCH) in the final atomic ion fragments...
June 23, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643473/can-the-propensity-of-protein-crystallization-be-increased-by-using-systematic-screening-with-metals
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REVIEW
Raghurama P Hegde, Pavithra G Chinnaswamy, Debayan Dey, Steven C Almo, S Ramakumar, Udupi A Ramagopal
Protein crystallization is one of the major bottlenecks in protein structure elucidation with new strategies being constantly developed to improve the chances of crystallization. Generally, well-ordered epitopes possessing complementary-surface and capable of producing stable inter-protein interactions generate a regular three-dimensional arrangement of protein molecules which eventually results in a crystal lattice. Metals, when used for crystallization, with their various coordination numbers and geometries, can generate such epitopes mediating protein oligomerization and/or establish crystal contacts...
June 23, 2017: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643450/scpp-genes-and-their-relatives-in-gar-rapid-expansion-of-mineralization-genes-in-osteichthyans
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Kazuhiko Kawasaki, Masato Mikami, Mitsushiro Nakatomi, Ingo Braasch, Peter Batzel, John H Postlethwait, Akie Sato, Ichiro Sasagawa, Mikio Ishiyama
Gar is an actinopterygian that has bone, dentin, enameloid, and ganoin (enamel) in teeth and/or scales. Mineralization of these tissues involves genes encoding various secretory calcium-binding phosphoproteins (SCPPs) in osteichthyans, but no SCPP genes have been identified in chondrichthyans to date. In the gar genome, we identified 38 SCPP genes, seven of which encode "acidic-residue-rich" proteins and 31 encode "Pro/Gln (P/Q) rich" proteins. These gar SCPP genes constitute the largest known repertoire, including many newly identified P/Q-rich genes expressed in teeth and/or scales...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part B, Molecular and Developmental Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643429/advances-and-challenges-in-metal-sulfides-selenides-for-next-generation-rechargeable-sodium-ion-batteries
#18
REVIEW
Zhe Hu, Qiannan Liu, Shu-Lei Chou, Shi-Xue Dou
Rechargeable sodium-ion batteries (SIBs), as the most promising alternative to commercial lithium-ion batteries, have received tremendous attention during the last decade. Among all the anode materials for SIBs, metal sulfides/selenides (MXs) have shown inspiring results because of their versatile material species and high theoretical capacity. They suffer from large volume expansion, however, which leads to bad cycling performance. Thus, methods such as carbon modification, nanosize design, electrolyte optimization, and cut-off voltage control are used to obtain enhanced performance...
June 23, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643312/-comparison-of-short-term-outcomes-of-transrectal-specimen-extraction-during-laparoscopic-sigmoid-radical-resection-versus-conventional-laparoscopically-assisted-procedure
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Junjie Xing, Chenxin Zhang, Xiaohong Yang, Hao Wang, Hantao Wang, Enda Yu, Chuangang Fu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the short-term outcomes between transrectal specimen extraction during laparoscopic sigmoid radical resection and conventional laparoscopy-assisted sigmoid radical resection. METHODS: Sixteen patients(transrectal specimen extraction group,4 females and 12 males), who were planned to undergo laparoscopically assisted sigmoid radical resection with BMI<28 kg/m(2) and were evaluated as T1-T3 tumor by iconography without distant metastasis, were selected to undergo transrectal specimen extraction during laparoscopic sigmoid radical resection from December 2015 to April 2016 in the Department of Anorectal Surgery of Changhai Hospital...
June 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643062/loss-of-medicaid-insurance-after-successful-bariatric-surgery-an-unintended-outcome
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J Hunter Mehaffey, Eric J Charles, Irving L Kron, Bruce Schirmer, Peter T Hallowell
BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery leads to dramatic weight loss and improved overall health, which may affect insurance status for certain patients. Traditional Medicaid provides coverage for children, pregnant women, and disabled adults, while expanded Medicaid provides insurance coverage to all adults with incomes up to 138% of the federal poverty level. We hypothesized that successful bariatric surgery would lead to improved health status but an unintended loss of Medicaid coverage. METHODS: All patients who underwent bariatric surgery at a single institution in a non-expansion state from 1985 through 2015 were identified using a prospectively collected database...
June 22, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
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