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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333763/polymer-passivated-inorganic-cesium-lead-mixed-halide-perovskites-for-stable-and-efficient-solar-cells-with-high-open-circuit-voltage-over-1-3-v
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Qingsen Zeng, Xiaoyu Zhang, Xiaolei Feng, Siyu Lu, Zhaolai Chen, Xue Yong, Simon A T Redfern, Haotong Wei, Haiyu Wang, Huaizhong Shen, Wei Zhang, Weitao Zheng, Hao Zhang, John S Tse, Bai Yang
Cesium-based trihalide perovskites have been demonstrated as promising light absorbers for photovoltaic applications due to their superb composition stability. However, the large energy losses (Eloss ) observed in inorganic perovskite solar cells has become a major hindrance impairing the ultimate efficiency. Here, an effective and reproducible method of modifying the interface between a CsPbI2 Br absorber and polythiophene hole-acceptor to minimize the Eloss is reported. It is demonstrated that polythiophene, deposited on the top of CsPbI2 Br, can significantly reduce electron-hole recombination within the perovskite, which is due to the electronic passivation of surface defect states...
January 15, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331784/degradation-of-dyes-by-peroxymonosulfate-activated-by-ternary-cofeni-layered-double-hydroxide-catalytic-performance-mechanism-and-kinetic-modeling
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Hanxuan Zeng, Weiqiu Zhang, Lin Deng, Jinming Luo, Shiqing Zhou, Xia Liu, Yong Pei, Zhou Shi, John Crittenden
Ternary CoFeNi-layered double hydroxide (CoFeNi-LDH) was synthesized and initially applied to activate peroxymonosulfate (PMS) for the degradation of Congo red (CR) and Rhodamine B (RhB). The results show that the CoFeNi-LDH/PMS system can efficiently degrade nearly 100% of 20 mg/L CR or 20 mg/L RhB within 6- and 10-min reaction times, respectively. And the catalyst exhibits higher degradation efficiency on CR than on RhB under identical conditions, which is confirmed by electron clouds of the highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) and lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (LUMO) performed by DFT calculations...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331680/estimating-error-rates-for-firearm-evidence-identifications-in-forensic-science
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John Song, Theodore V Vorburger, Wei Chu, James Yen, Johannes A Soons, Daniel B Ott, Nien Fan Zhang
Estimating error rates for firearm evidence identification is a fundamental challenge in forensic science. This paper describes the recently developed congruent matching cells (CMC) method for image comparisons, its application to firearm evidence identification, and its usage and initial tests for error rate estimation. The CMC method divides compared topography images into correlation cells. Four identification parameters are defined for quantifying both the topography similarity of the correlated cell pairs and the pattern congruency of the registered cell locations...
December 13, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330248/the-effectiveness-of-problem-solving-therapy-for-primary-care-patients-depressive-and-or-anxiety-disorders-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Anao Zhang, Sunyoung Park, John E Sullivan, Shijie Jing
BACKGROUND: There is increasing demand for managing depressive and/or anxiety disorders among primary care patients. Problem-solving therapy (PST) is a brief evidence- and strength-based psychotherapy that has received increasing support for its effectiveness in managing depression and anxiety among primary care patients. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials examining PST for patients with depression and/or anxiety in primary care as identified by searches for published literature across 6 databases and manual searching...
January 2018: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327941/infection-is-not-required-for-mucoinflammatory-lung-disease-in-cftr-knockout-ferrets
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Bradley H Rosen, T Idil Apak Evans, Shashanna R Moll, Jaimie S Gray, Bo Liang, Xingshen Sun, Yulong Zhang, Chandler W Jensen-Cody, Anthony M Swatek, Weihong Zhou, Nan He, Pavana G Rotti, Scott R Tyler, Nicholas W Keiser, Preston J Anderson, Leonard Brooks, Yalan Li, R Marshall Pope, Maheen Rajput, Eric A Hoffman, Kai Wang, J Kirk Harris, Kalpaj R Parekh, Katherine N Gibson-Corley, John F Engelhardt
RATIONALE: Classical interpretation of cystic fibrosis (CF) lung disease pathogenesis suggests that infection initiates disease progression, leading to an exuberant inflammatory response, excessive mucus, and ultimately bronchiectasis. While symptomatic antibiotic treatment controls lung infections early in disease, life-long bacterial residence typically ensues. Processes that control the establishment of persistent bacteria in the CF lung, and the contribution of non-infectious components to disease pathogenesis, are poorly understood...
January 12, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327437/intra-species-variation-in-a-widely-distributed-tree-species-regulates-the-responses-of-soil-microbiome-to-different-temperature-regimes
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Cui-Jing Zhang, Manuel Delgado-Baquerizo, John E Drake, Peter B Reich, Mark G Tjoelker, David T Tissue, Jun-Tao Wang, Ji-Zheng He, Brajesh K Singh
Plant characteristics in different provenances within a single species may vary in response to climate change, which might alter soil microbial communities and ecosystem functions. We conducted a glasshouse experiment and grew seedlings of three provenances (temperate, subtropical and tropical origins) of a tree species (i.e. Eucalyptus tereticornis) at different growth temperatures (18, 21.5, 25, 28.5, 32 and 35.5°C) for 54 days. At the end of the experiment, bacterial and fungal community composition, diversity and abundance were characterized...
January 12, 2018: Environmental Microbiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323797/relations-between-cortical-thickness-serotonin-1a-receptor-binding-and-structural-connectivity-a-multimodal-imaging-study
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Rajapillai L I Pillai, Ashwin Malhotra, Deborah D Rupert, Bennett Weschler, John C Williams, Mengru Zhang, Jie Yang, J John Mann, Maria A Oquendo, Ramin V Parsey, Christine DeLorenzo
Serotonin 1A (5-HT1A ) receptors play a direct role in neuronal development, cell proliferation, and dendritic branching. We hypothesized that variability in 5-HT1A binding can affect cortical thickness, and may account for a subtype of major depressive disorder (MDD) in which both are altered. To evaluate this, we measured cortical thickness from structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and 5-HT1A binding by positron emission tomography (PET) in an exploratory study. To examine a range of 5-HT1A binding and cortical thickness values, we recruited 25 healthy controls and 19 patients with MDD...
February 2018: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322862/feasibility-of-developing-a-passive-sampler-for-sampling-heavy-metals-in-bmps-for-stormwater-runoff-management
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Yueqin Dou, Mitch Klein, Tian C Zhang, John Stansbury, Massoum Moussavi, Dana L Richter-Egger, Jing Zeng
Structural Best Management Practices (BMPs) have been used for stormwater treatment and management for several decades. How to monitor these BMPs performance reliably and economically is a challenge. This paper reports feasibility of developing a flow through passive sampler (PS) based on Amberlite IRC748 ion exchange resin operated in kinetic regime for sampling heavy metals in BMPs (infiltration systems) for stormwater treatment and management. Tests were conducted using batch reactors and laboratory-scale BMPs (bioretention cells)...
January 11, 2018: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322068/measuring-temporal-stability-of-positron-emission-tomography-standardized-uptake-value-bias-using-long-lived-sources-in-a-multicenter-network
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Darrin Byrd, Rebecca Christopfel, Grae Arabasz, Ciprian Catana, Joel Karp, Martin A Lodge, Charles Laymon, Eduardo G Moros, Mikalai Budzevich, Sadek Nehmeh, Joshua Scheuermann, John Sunderland, Jun Zhang, Paul Kinahan
Positron emission tomography (PET) is a quantitative imaging modality, but the computation of standardized uptake values (SUVs) requires several instruments to be correctly calibrated. Variability in the calibration process may lead to unreliable quantitation. Sealed source kits containing traceable amounts of [Formula: see text] were used to measure signal stability for 19 PET scanners at nine hospitals in the National Cancer Institute's Quantitative Imaging Network. Repeated measurements of the sources were performed on PET scanners and in dose calibrators...
January 2018: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320538/germline-and-somatic-variant-identification-using-bgiseq-500-and-hiseq-x-ten-whole-genome-sequencing
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Ann-Marie Patch, Katia Nones, Stephen H Kazakoff, Felicity Newell, Scott Wood, Conrad Leonard, Oliver Holmes, Qinying Xu, Venkateswar Addala, Jenette Creaney, Bruce W Robinson, Shujin Fu, Chunyu Geng, Tong Li, Wenwei Zhang, Xinming Liang, Junhua Rao, Jiahao Wang, Mingyu Tian, Yonggang Zhao, Fei Teng, Honglan Gou, Bicheng Yang, Hui Jiang, Feng Mu, John V Pearson, Nicola Waddell
Technological innovation and increased affordability have contributed to the widespread adoption of genome sequencing technologies in biomedical research. In particular large cancer research consortia have embraced next generation sequencing, and have used the technology to define the somatic mutation landscape of multiple cancer types. These studies have primarily utilised the Illumina HiSeq platforms. In this study we performed whole genome sequencing of three malignant pleural mesothelioma and matched normal samples using a new platform, the BGISEQ-500, and compared the results obtained with Illumina HiSeq X Ten...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317701/a-genome-wide-association-study-identifies-only-two-ancestry-specific-variants-associated-with-spontaneous-preterm-birth
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Nadav Rappoport, Jonathan Toung, Dexter Hadley, Ronald J Wong, Kazumichi Fujioka, Jason Reuter, Charles W Abbott, Sam Oh, Donglei Hu, Celeste Eng, Scott Huntsman, Dale L Bodian, John E Niederhuber, Xiumei Hong, Ge Zhang, Weronika Sikora-Wohfeld, Christopher R Gignoux, Hui Wang, John Oehlert, Laura L Jelliffe-Pawlowski, Jeffrey B Gould, Gary L Darmstadt, Xiaobin Wang, Carlos D Bustamante, Michael P Snyder, Elad Ziv, Nikolaos A Patsopoulos, Louis J Muglia, Esteban Burchard, Gary M Shaw, Hugh M O'Brodovich, David K Stevenson, Atul J Butte, Marina Sirota
Preterm birth (PTB), or the delivery prior to 37 weeks of gestation, is a significant cause of infant morbidity and mortality. Although twin studies estimate that maternal genetic contributions account for approximately 30% of the incidence of PTB, and other studies reported fetal gene polymorphism association, to date no consistent associations have been identified. In this study, we performed the largest reported genome-wide association study analysis on 1,349 cases of PTB and 12,595 ancestry-matched controls from the focusing on genomic fetal signals...
January 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317221/extended-impact-of-pin1-catalytic-loop-phosphorylation-revealed-by-s71e-phosphomimetic
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Brendan J Mahoney, Meiling Zhang, John S Zintsmaster, Jeffrey W Peng
Pin1 is a two-domain human protein that catalyzes the cis-trans isomerization of pSer/pThr-Pro (pS/T-P) motifs in numerous cell cycle regulatory proteins. These pS/T-P motifs bind to Pin1's peptidyl-prolyl isomerase (PPIase) domain in a catalytic pocket, between an extended catalytic loop and the PPIase domain core. Previous studies showed that post-translational phosphorylation of S71 in the catalytic loop decreases substrate binding affinity and isomerase activity. To define the origins for these effects, we investigated a phosphomimetic Pin1 mutant, S71E-Pin1, using solution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316408/agonists-and-antagonists-of-protease-activated-receptor-2-discovered-within-a-dna-encoded-chemical-library-using-mutational-stabilization-of-the-target
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Dean G Brown, Giles A Brown, Paolo Centrella, Kaan Certel, Robert M Cooke, John W Cuozzo, Niek Dekker, Christoph E Dumelin, Andrew Ferguson, Cédric Fiez-Vandal, Stefan Geschwindner, Marie-Aude Guié, Sevan Habeshian, Anthony D Keefe, Oliver Schlenker, Eric A Sigel, Arjan Snijder, Holly T Soutter, Linda Sundström, Dawn M Troast, Giselle Wiggins, Jing Zhang, Ying Zhang, Matthew A Clark
The discovery of ligands via affinity-mediated selection of DNA-encoded chemical libraries is driven by the quality and concentration of the protein target. G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) and other membrane-bound targets can be difficult to isolate in their functional state and at high concentrations, and therefore have been challenging for affinity-mediated selection. Here, we report a successful selection campaign against protease-activated receptor 2 (PAR2). Using a thermo-stabilized mutant of PAR2, we conducted affinity selection using our >100-billion-compound DNA-encoded library...
January 1, 2018: SLAS Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314863/bacterial-derived-neutrophilic-inflammation-drives-lung-remodeling-in-a-mouse-model-of-copd
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Bradley W Richmond, Rui-Hong Du, Wei Han, John T Benjamin, Riet van der Meer, Linda Gleaves, Marshall Guo, Austin McKissack, Yongqin Zhang, Dong-Sheng Cheng, Vasiliy V Polosukhin, Timothy S Blackwell
Loss of secretory immunoglobulin A (SIgA) is common in the small airways of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and may contribute to disease pathogenesis. Using mice that lack SIgA in the airways due to genetic deficiency of polymeric immunoglobulin receptor (pIgR-/- mice), we investigated the role of neutrophils in driving the fibrotic small airway wall remodeling and emphysema that develops spontaneously in these mice. By flow cytometry, we found an increase in the percentage of neutrophils among CD45+ cells in the lungs, as well as an increase in total neutrophils, in pIgR-/- mice compared to wild-type (WT) controls...
January 9, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314472/a-3d-nanostructured-hydrogel-framework-derived-high-performance-composite-polymer-li-ion-electrolyte
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Jiwoong Bae, Yutao Li, Jun Zhang, Xingyi Zhou, Fei Zhao, Ye Shi, John Goodenough, Guihua Yu
Solid state electrolytes have emerged as a promising alternative to existing liquid electrolytes for next generation Li-ion batteries for better safety and stability. Of various types of solid electrolytes, composite polymer electrolytes exhibited acceptable Li-ion conductivity due to the interaction between nanofillers and polymer. Nevertheless, the agglomeration of nanofillers at high concentration has been a major obstacle for improving Li-ion conductivity. In this study, we fabricated a three-dimensional nanostructured hydrogel-derived Li0...
January 3, 2018: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311599/achieving-the-heisenberg-limit-in-quantum-metrology-using-quantum-error-correction
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Sisi Zhou, Mengzhen Zhang, John Preskill, Liang Jiang
Quantum metrology has many important applications in science and technology, ranging from frequency spectroscopy to gravitational wave detection. Quantum mechanics imposes a fundamental limit on measurement precision, called the Heisenberg limit, which can be achieved for noiseless quantum systems, but is not achievable in general for systems subject to noise. Here we study how measurement precision can be enhanced through quantum error correction, a general method for protecting a quantum system from the damaging effects of noise...
January 8, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311562/imaging-4d-morphology-and-dynamics-of-mitral-annulus-in-humans-using-cardiac-cine-mr-feature-tracking
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Shuang Leng, Shuo Zhang, Meng Jiang, Xiaodan Zhao, Rui Wu, John Allen, Ben He, Ru San Tan, Liang Zhong
Feature tracking in cine cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) is a quantitative technique to assess heart structure and function. We investigated 4-dimensional (4D) dynamics and morphology of the mitral annulus (MA) using a novel tracking system based on radially rotational long-axis cine CMR series. A total of 30 normal controls and patients with mitral regurgitation were enrolled. The spatiotemporal changes of the MA were characterized by an in-house developed program. Dynamic and morphological parameters extracted from all 18 radial slices were used as references and were compared with those from subsequently generated sub-datasets with different degrees of sparsity...
January 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311136/pharmacokinetics-and-disposition-of-momelotinib-revealed-a-disproportionate-human-metabolite-%C3%A2-resolution-for-clinical-development
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Jim Zheng, Yan Xin, Jingyu Zhang, Raju Subramanian, Bernard P Murray, J Andrew Whitney, Matthew R Warr, John Ling, Lisa Moorehead, Ellen Kwan, Jeffrey Hemenway, Bill J Smith, Jeffrey A Silverman
Momelotinib (MMB) is a small molecule inhibitor of Janus kinase (JAK)1/2 and of activin A receptor type 1 (ACVR1), in clinical development for the treatment of myeloproliferative neoplasms. The pharmacokinetics and disposition of [14C]MMB were characterized in a single-dose, human mass balance study. Metabolism and the pharmacologic activity of key metabolites were elucidated in multiple in vitro and in vivo experiments. MMB was rapidly absorbed following oral dosing with approximately 97% of the radioactivity recovered, primarily in feces with urine as a secondary route...
January 8, 2018: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302948/the-hancock%C3%A2-valved-conduit-for-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-reconstruction-in-sheep-for-assessing-new-devices
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John P Carney, Lindsey M Zhang, Jeffrey J Larson, Matthew T Lahti, Nicholas A Robinson, Agustin P Dalmasso, Richard W Bianco
BACKGROUND: Xenograft conduits have been used successfully to repair congenital heart defects, but are prone to failure over time. Hence, in order to improve patient outcomes, better xenografts are being developed. When evaluating a conduit's performance and safety it must first be compared against a clinically available control in a large animal model. The study aim was to evaluate a clinically available xenograft conduit used in right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) reconstruction in a sheep model...
July 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302821/optimization-of-weight-ratio-for-dspe-peg-tpgs-hybrid-micelles-to-improve-drug-retention-and-tumor-penetration
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Ya Jin, Zimei Wu, Caibin Li, Weisai Zhou, John P Shaw, Bruce C Baguley, Jianping Liu, Wenli Zhang
PURPOSE: To enhance therapeutic efficacy and prevent phlebitis caused by Asulacrine (ASL) precipitation post intravenous injection, ASL-loaded hybrid micelles with size below 40 nm were developed to improve drug retention and tumor penetration. METHODS: ASL-micelles were prepared using different weight ratios of 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine-polyethyleneglycol-2000 (DSPE-PEG2000) and D-α-tocopheryl polyethylene glycol 1000 succinate (TPGS) polymers...
January 4, 2018: Pharmaceutical Research
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