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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231638/comparison-of-the-shock-absorption-capacities-of-different-mouthguards
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Melina Simonetta Bochnig, Min-Jung Oh, Theresa Nagel, Fred Ziegler, Paul-Georg Jost-Brinkmann
BACKGROUND/AIMS: In this in vitro study the protective qualities of different mouthguard types were examined during small hard object collisions. The aim was to investigate inconclusive aspects of hard inserts, nylon nets and air spaces as reinforcements in the anterior region and the protection qualities of ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five different mouthguards with a labial thickness between 2 mm and 11 mm made of materials of varying stiffness were investigated...
February 23, 2017: Dental Traumatology: Official Publication of International Association for Dental Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231515/computational-tools-for-enzyme-improvement-why-everyone-can-and-should-use-them
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REVIEW
Maximilian Ccjc Ebert, Joelle N Pelletier
This review presents computational methods that experimentalists can readily use to create smart libraries for enzyme engineering and to obtain insights into protein-substrate complexes. Computational tools have the reputation of being hard to use and inaccurate compared to experimental methods in enzyme engineering, yet they are essential to probe datasets of ever-increasing size and complexity. In recent years, bioinformatics groups have made a huge leap forward in providing user-friendly interfaces and accurate algorithms for experimentalists...
February 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231443/changes-in-fish-communities-on-a-small-spatial-scale-an-effect-of-increased-habitat-complexity-by-an-offshore-wind-farm
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R van Hal, A B Griffioen, O A van Keeken
The number of offshore wind farms (OWF) is increasing to meet the demands for renewable energy. The piles and hard substrate surrounding these piles creates new habitat for species with preference to hard substrates. We studied the impact of this hard substrate on the fish community in a Dutch OWF in the sandy southern North Sea, which had been in operation for five years. Multi-mesh gillnets were placed near the OWF structures on the hard substrate protection revetments and on the sandy bottom in the middle of the farm...
January 31, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231169/an-evaluation-of-alternatives-to-nitrites-and-sulfites-to-inhibit-the-growth-of-salmonella-enterica-and-listeria-monocytogenes-in-meat-products
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Alexandre Lamas, José Manuel Miranda, Beatriz Vázquez, Alberto Cepeda, Carlos Manuel Franco
In recent years, the use of nitrites and sulfites as food preservatives has been a cause for concern due to the health problems that these additives can cause in humans. Natural products have been studied as an alternative, but most of them have hardly been applied in the food industry for technological and economic reasons. In this sense, organic salts such as sodium acetate are a good alternative due to their affordability. Thus, this study evaluated the capacity of sodium nitrite, sodium sulfite, a sodium acetate product (TQI C-6000), and chitosan to inhibit two important foodborne pathogens, Salmonella enterica and Listeria monocytogenes...
October 31, 2016: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231163/gluten-free-bread-influence-of-sourdough-and-compressed-yeast-on-proofing-and-baking-properties
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Carola Cappa, Mara Lucisano, Andrea Raineri, Lorenzo Fongaro, Roberto Foschino, Manuela Mariotti
The use of sourdough is the oldest biotechnological process to leaven baked goods, and it represents a suitable technology to improve traditional bread texture, aroma, and shelf life. A limited number of studies concerning the use of sourdough in gluten-free (GF) breadmaking have been published in comparison to those on traditional bread. The aim of this study was to compare the properties of GF breads obtained by using a previously in-lab developed GF-sourdough (SD), compressed yeast (CY; Saccharomyces cerevisiae) or their mixture (SDCY) as leavening agents; more specifically, it aims to confirm the findings of a previous studies and to further improve (both in terms of recipe and process) the features of the resulting GF breads...
October 23, 2016: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231133/soybean-enriched-snacks-based-on-african-rice
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Mauro Marengo, Hannah F Akoto, Miriam Zanoletti, Aristodemo Carpen, Simona Buratti, Simona Benedetti, Alberto Barbiroli, Paa-Nii T Johnson, Esther O Sakyi-Dawson, Firibu K Saalia, Francesco Bonomi, Maria Ambrogina Pagani, John Manful, Stefania Iametti
Snacks were produced by extruding blends of partially-defatted soybean flour with flours from milled or parboiled African-grown rice. The interplay between composition and processing in producing snacks with a satisfactory sensory profile was addressed by e-sensing, and by molecular and rheological approaches. Soybean proteins play a main role in defining the properties of the protein network in the products. At the same content in soybean flour, use of parboiled rice flour increases the snack's hardness. Electronic nose and electronic tongue discriminated samples containing a higher amount of soybean flour from those with a lower soybean flour content...
May 20, 2016: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231093/identification-of-the-geographic-origin-of-parmigiano-reggiano-p-d-o-cheeses-deploying-non-targeted-mass-spectrometry-and-chemometrics
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Bert Popping, Emiliano De Dominicis, Mario Dante, Marco Nocetti
Parmigiano Reggiano is an Italian product with a protected designation of origin (P.D.O.). It is an aged hard cheese made from raw milk. P.D.O. products are protected by European regulations. Approximately 3 million wheels are produced each year, and the product attracts a relevant premium price due to its quality and all around the world well known typicity. Due to the high demand that exceeds the production, several fraudulent products can be found on the market. The rate of fraud is estimated between 20% and 40%, the latter predominantly in the grated form...
February 16, 2017: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231066/valuing-environmental-health-for-informed-policy-making
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Vojtěch Máca, Jan Melichar, Milan Ščasný, Markéta Braun Kohlová
BACKGROUND: Monetized environmental health impact assessments help to better evaluate the environmental burden of a wide range of economic activities. Apart from the limitations and uncertainties in physical and biological science used in such assessments, assumptions taken from economic valuation may also substantially influence subsequent policy-making considerations. AIM: This study attempts to demonstrate the impact of normative policy assumptions on quantified external costs using a case study of recently discussed variants of future coal mining and use of extracted coal in electricity and heat generation in the Czech Republic...
February 23, 2017: Reviews on Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230727/analyzing-the-effects-of-uav-mobility-patterns-on-data-collection-in-wireless-sensor-networks
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Sarmad Rashed, Mujdat Soyturk
Sensor nodes in a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) can be dispersed over a remote sensing area (e.g., the regions that are hardly accessed by human beings). In such kinds of networks, datacollectionbecomesoneofthemajorissues. Getting connected to each sensor node and retrieving the information in time introduces new challenges. Mobile sink usage-especially Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)-is the most convenient approach to covering the area and accessing each sensor node in such a large-scale WSN. However, the operation of the UAV depends on some parameters, such as endurance time, altitude, speed, radio type in use, and the path...
February 20, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230680/rural-pregnant-women-and-newborns-hit-hard-by-opioid-crisis
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Serena Stockwell
Urgent need for funding to increase access to prevention, treatment.
March 2017: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230658/engineering-antibody-like-inhibitors-to-prevent-and-treat-hiv-1-infection
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Matthew R Gardner, Michael Farzan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Here we discuss recently developed HIV-1 entry inhibitors that can target multiple epitopes on the HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein (Env), with an emphasis on eCD4-Ig. Some of these inhibitors are more potent and broader than any single antibody characterized to date. We also discuss the use of recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV) vectors as a platform for long-term expression of these inhibitors. RECENT FINDINGS: Much of the exterior of HIV-1 Env can be targeted by broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs)...
February 21, 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230637/mtor-inhibition-and-cardiovascular-diseases-cardiac-hypertrophy
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Ernesto Paoletti
Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is highly prevalent in kidney transplant recipients, and is associated with poor clinical outcome. Immunosuppressive agents might affect LVH behavior after kidney transplantation. This review is an appraisal of available data regarding LVH in renal transplantation and especially of studies that evaluated LVH response to treatment. In particular, the role of mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors adopted as immunosuppressive agents in kidney transplantation is reviewed in the light of recent studies that have shown LVH regression induced by this class of medications in kidney transplant recipients with posttransplant cardiomyopathy...
February 23, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230244/topical-anaesthetics-for-pain-control-during-repair-of-dermal-laceration
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REVIEW
Baraa O Tayeb, Anthony Eidelman, Cristy L Eidelman, Ewan D McNicol, Daniel B Carr
BACKGROUND: Topical local anaesthetics provide effective analgesia for patients undergoing numerous superficial procedures, including repair of dermal lacerations. The need for cocaine in topical anaesthetic formulations has been questioned because of concern about adverse effects, thus novel preparations of cocaine-free anaesthetics have been developed. This review was originally published in 2011 and has been updated in 2017. OBJECTIVES: To assess whether benefits of non-invasive topical anaesthetic application occur at the expense of decreased analgesic efficacy...
February 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230204/high-resolution-imaging-of-living-mammalian-cells-bound-by-nanobeads-connected-antibodies-in-a-medium-using-scanning-electron-assisted-dielectric-microscopy
#14
Tomoko Okada, Toshihiko Ogura
Nanometre-scale-resolution imaging technologies for liquid-phase specimens are indispensable tools in various scientific fields. In biology, observing untreated living cells in a medium is essential for analysing cellular functions. However, nanoparticles that bind living cells in a medium are hard to detect directly using traditional optical or electron microscopy. Therefore, we previously developed a novel scanning electron-assisted dielectric microscope (SE-ADM) capable of nanoscale observations. This method enables observation of intact cells in aqueous conditions...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230189/widespread-methane-seepage-along-the-continental-margin-off-svalbard-from-bj%C3%A3-rn%C3%A3-ya-to-kongsfjorden
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S Mau, M Römer, M E Torres, I Bussmann, T Pape, E Damm, P Geprägs, P Wintersteller, C-W Hsu, M Loher, G Bohrmann
Numerous articles have recently reported on gas seepage offshore Svalbard, because the gas emission from these Arctic sediments was thought to result from gas hydrate dissociation, possibly triggered by anthropogenic ocean warming. We report on findings of a much broader seepage area, extending from 74° to 79°, where more than a thousand gas discharge sites were imaged as acoustic flares. The gas discharge occurs in water depths at and shallower than the upper edge of the gas hydrate stability zone and generates a dissolved methane plume that is hundreds of kilometer in length...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229536/the-physical-properties-of-generic-latanoprost-ophthalmic-solutions-are-not-identical
#16
Miriam Kolko, Peter Koch Jensen
PURPOSE: To compare various characteristics of Xalatan(®) and five generic latanoprost ophthalmic solutions. METHODS: Drop size, volume, pH values, buffer capacity, viscosity, hardness of bottles and costs were determined. Drop sizes were measured in triplicates by micropipettes, and the number of drops counted in three separate bottles of each generic product was determined. pH values were measured in triplicates by a calibrated pH meter. Buffer capacity was exploited by titrating known quantities of strong base into 2...
February 22, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229487/the-mourning-process-of-older-people-with-dementia-who-lost-their-spouse
#17
Akiko Watanabe, Sayuri Suwa
AIMS: To explore the mourning process of people with dementia who have lost their spouse, using family caregivers' and professionals' perspectives and to devise grief care for people with dementia. BACKGROUND: There have been studies on the loss of one's spouse; however, little is known about widows and widowers with dementia as they may find it hard to tell their perception and feelings to others accurately because of cognitive impairment. DESIGN: Qualitative descriptive study using semi-structured interviews...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229427/stem-cell-exosomes-cell-freetherapy-for-organ-repair
#18
Mohsin Khan, Raj Kishore
Cardiovascular disease is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality around the world. The damaged cardiac tissue is unable to repair itself following injury warranting the development of alternate therapies. Cell therapy has emerged recently as a viable treatment option resulting in significant improvement in cardiac function. Nevertheless, donated stem cells are hard to find in the heart after transplantation leading to the hypothesis that release of extracellular factors by stem cells is primarily responsible for the beneficial effect of cell therapy...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229421/methods-for-long-term-storage-of-murine-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#19
Niketa Sareen, Ejlal Abu-El-Rub, Glen Lester Sequiera, Meenal Moudgil, Sanjiv Dhingra
This chapter is based on a simplified method to validate the current preservation procedure of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Currently, there are various media available for freezing and thus preserving the MSCs, making it hard to decide which agent will be apt for cellular requirements. The study describes the effect of two different compositions of freezing media used in regular cell culture experiments, on the morphology, proliferation, and doubling rate of MSCs. Commonly used agents for the cryopreservation of MSCs include DMSO (Dimethyl Sulfoxide) and FBS (Fetal Bovine Serum) and DMEM (Dulbecco's Modified Eagle Medium)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229282/clinical-studies-in-hematologic-microtransplantation
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REVIEW
Kevin A David, Dennis Cooper, Roger Strair
The anti-tumor effects of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation depend upon engraftment of donor cells followed by a graft-versus-tumor (GVT) effect. However, pre-clinical and clinical studies have established that under certain circumstances, anti-tumor responses can occur despite the absence of high levels of durable donor cell engraftment. Tumor response with little or no donor engraftment has been termed "microtransplantation." It has been hard to define conditions leading to tumor responses without donor cell persistence in humans because the degree of engraftment depends very heavily upon many patient-specific factors, including immune status and degree of prior therapy...
February 22, 2017: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
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