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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430191/activating-lattice-oxygen-redox-reactions-in-metal-oxides-to-catalyse-oxygen-evolution
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Alexis Grimaud, Oscar Diaz-Morales, Binghong Han, Wesley T Hong, Yueh-Lin Lee, Livia Giordano, Kelsey A Stoerzinger, Marc T M Koper, Yang Shao-Horn
Understanding how materials that catalyse the oxygen evolution reaction (OER) function is essential for the development of efficient energy-storage technologies. The traditional understanding of the OER mechanism on metal oxides involves four concerted proton-electron transfer steps on metal-ion centres at their surface and product oxygen molecules derived from water. Here, using in situ (18)O isotope labelling mass spectrometry, we provide direct experimental evidence that the O2 generated during the OER on some highly active oxides can come from lattice oxygen...
May 2017: Nature Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429095/pigeons-columba-livia-show-change-blindness-in-a-color-change-detection-task
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Walter T Herbranson, Jacob S Jeffers
Change blindness is a phenomenon whereby changes to a stimulus are more likely go unnoticed under certain circumstances. Pigeons learned a change detection task, in which they observed sequential stimulus displays consisting of individual colors back-projected onto three response keys. The color of one response key changed during each sequence and pecks to the key that displayed the change were reinforced. Pigeons showed a change blindness effect, in that change detection accuracy was worse when there was an inter-stimulus interval interrupting the transition between consecutive stimulus displays...
April 20, 2017: Animal Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423130/bovine-pericardial-patch-augmentation-of-one-insufficient-aortic-valve-cusp-with-twenty-three-year-positive-clinical-follow-up-independent-of-the-patch-degeneration
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Paulo Roberto Barbosa Evora, Lívia Arcêncio, Patrícia Martinez Evora, Antônio Carlos Menardi, Fernando Chahud
Scientific progress shall ultimately boost the current acceptance level for conservative aortic valve surgery. The present text aimed to report the 23-year long-term follow-up of one patient operated with bovine pericardium cusp extension. Growing confidence in the efficacy of the operation will allow a more expeditious indication for surgical treatment, as is already the case in mitral valve repair. This change of attitude will certainly make it possible for patients to be sent for operation in mild aortic valve regurgitation...
January 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422233/detection-of-stiff-nanoparticles-within-cellular-structures-by-contact-resonance-atomic-force-microscopy-subsurface-nanomechanical-imaging
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Melania Reggente, Daniele Passeri, Livia Angeloni, Francesca Anna Scaramuzzo, Mario Barteri, Francesca De Angelis, Irene Persiconi, Maria Egle De Stefano, Marco Rossi
Detecting stiff nanoparticles buried in soft biological matrices by atomic force microscopy (AFM) based techniques represents a new frontier in the field of scanning probe microscopies, originally developed as surface characterization methods. Here we report the detection of stiff (magnetic) nanoparticles (NPs) internalized in cells by using contact resonance AFM (CR-AFM) employed as a potentially non-destructive subsurface characterization tool. Magnetite (Fe3O4) NPs were internalized in microglial cells from cerebral cortices of mouse embryos of 18 days by phagocytosis...
April 19, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419754/a-field-based-disparity-analysis-of-new-1-2-5-oxadiazole-derivatives-endowed-with-antiproliferative-activity
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Federica Porta, Arianna Gelain, Daniela Barlocco, Nicola Ferri, Silvia Marchianò, Valentina Cappello, Livia Basile, Salvatore Guccione, Fiorella Meneghetti, Stefania Villa
A series of 1,2,5-oxadiazoles was synthesized as new potential antiproliferative agents. The in vitro cytotoxic activity evaluation of title compounds through MTT-assay revealed that some of them showed significant activity against the HCT-116 cancer cell line. The field-based disparity analysis provided indications about the electrostatic, hydrophobic and shape features underlying the cytotoxicity, suggesting that increasing the negative electrostatic field on the heterocyclic core of the structure has positive effects on the activity...
April 17, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419696/risk-factors-associated-with-pain-on-chronic-intermittent-hemodialysis-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Tonci Brkovic, Eliana Burilovic, Livia Puljak
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to define risk factors related to pain in adult end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients on chronic intermittent hemodialysis (HD) by developing a systematic review of published data. METHODS: The search was conducted from MEDLINE, Scopus, PsycINFO, and the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL). Manuscripts in all languages were considered. Two authors performed each step independently, and all disagreements were resolved after discussion with the third author...
April 18, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419651/reply-letter-to-does-motor-cortex-plasticity-depend-on-the-type-of-mutation-in-the-lrrk2-gene
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REVIEW
Francesco Di Lorenzo, Viviana Ponzo, Livia Brusa, Carlo Caltagirone, Giacomo Koch
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 17, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418689/an-official-american-thoracic-society-workshop-report-chemical-inhalational-disasters-biology-of-lung-injury-development-of-novel-therapeutics-and-medical-preparedness
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Eleanor M Summerhill, Gary W Hoyle, Sven-Eric Jordt, Bronwen J Jugg, James G Martin, Sadis Matalon, Steven E Patterson, David J Prezant, Alfred M Sciuto, Erik R Svendsen, Carl W White, Livia Veress
This report is based upon the proceedings from the Inhalational Lung Injury Workshop jointly sponsored by the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the National Institute of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) program on May 21, 2013 in Philadelphia, PA. The CounterACT program facilitates research leading to the development of new and improved medical countermeasures for chemical threat agents. The workshop was initiated by the Terrorism and Inhalational Disasters (TID) Section of the Environmental, Occupational, and Population Health Assembly (EOPH) of the ATS...
April 18, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417958/widespread-patterns-of-sexually-dimorphic-gene-expression-in-an-avian-hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal-hpg-axis
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Matthew D MacManes, Suzanne H Austin, Andrew S Lang, April Booth, Victoria Farrar, Rebecca M Calisi
The hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis is a key biological system required for reproduction and associated sexual behaviors to occur. In the avian reproductive model of the rock dove (Columba livia), we characterized the transcript community of each tissue of the HPG axis in both sexes, thereby significantly expanding our mechanistic insight into HPG activity. We report greater sex-biased differential expression in the pituitary as compared to the hypothalamus, with multiple genes more highly expressed in the male pituitary being related to secretory function, and multiple genes more highly expressed in the female pituitary being related to reproduction, growth, and development...
April 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416487/metabolic-markers-and-statistical-prediction-of-serous-ovarian-cancer-aggressiveness-by-ambient-ionization-mass-spectrometry-imaging
#10
Marta Sans, Kshipra M Gharpure, Robert Tibshirani, Jialing Zhang, Li Liang, Jinsong Liu, Jonathan H Young, Robert Dood, Anil K Sood, Livia Eberlin
Ovarian high-grade serous carcinoma (HGSC) results in the highest mortality among gynecological cancers, developing rapidly and aggressively. Dissimilarly, serous borderline ovarian tumors (BOT) can progress into low-grade serous carcinomas and have relatively indolent clinical behavior. The underlying biological differences between HGSC and BOT call for accurate diagnostic methodologies and tailored treatment options, and identification of molecular markers of aggressiveness could provide valuable biochemical insights and improve disease management...
April 17, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413600/screening-the-use-of-informed-consent-forms-prior-to-procedures-involving-operative-dentistry-ethical-aspects
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Livia Graziele Rodrigues, João Batista De Souza, Erica Miranda De Torres, Rhonan Ferreira Silva
Background. The present study aimed to screen the knowledge and attitudes of dentists toward the use of informed consent forms prior to procedures involving operative dentistry. Methods. A research tool containing questions (questionnaire) regarding the use of informed consent forms was developed. The questionnaire consisted of seven questions structured to screen the current practice in operative dentistry towards the use of informed consent forms. Results. The questionnaires were distributed among 731 dentists, of which 179 returned them with answers...
2017: Journal of Dental Research, Dental Clinics, Dental Prospects
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412552/copper-containing-mesoporous-bioactive-glass-nanoparticles-as-multifunctional-agent-for-bone-regeneration
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Alessandra Bari, Nora Bloise, Sonia Fiorilli, Giogia Novajra, Maria Vallet-Regí, Giovanna Bruni, Almudena Torres-Pardo, José M González-Calbet, Livia Visai, Chiara Vitale-Brovarone
The application of mesoporous bioactive glasses (MBGs) containing controllable amount of different ions, with the aim to impart antibacterial activity, as well as stimulation of osteogenesis and angiogenesis, is attracting an increasing interest. In this contribution, in order to endow nano-sized MBG with additional biological functions, the framework of a binary SiO2-CaO mesoporous glass was modified with different concentrations of copper ions (2 and 5% mol.), through a one-pot ultrasound-assisted sol-gel procedure...
April 12, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411527/development-of-sensitivity-versus-specificity-for-print-in-the-visual-word-form-area
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Tracy M Centanni, Livia W King, Marianna D Eddy, Susan Whitfield-Gabrieli, John D E Gabrieli
An area near the left lateral occipito-temporal sulcus that responds preferentially to print has been designated as the visual word form area (VWFA). Research suggests that specialization in this brain region increases as reading expertise is achieved. Here we aimed to characterize that development in terms of sensitivity (response to printed words relative to non-linguistic faces) versus specificity (response to printed words versus line drawings of nameable objects) in typically reading children ages 7-14 versus young adults as measured by functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)...
April 12, 2017: Brain and Language
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410603/unexpected-episodes-of-cyanosis-in-late-preterm-and-term-neonates-prompted-admission-to-a-neonatal-care-unit
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Carlo Dani, Livia Drovandi, Giovanna Bertini, Chiara Poggi, Simone Pratesi
BACKGROUND: We studied late preterm and term infants who were admitted to our neonatal care unit in a tertiary hospital for unexpected episodes of cyanosis that occurred during rooming-in for evaluation of their frequency, most frequent associated diseases, and documentation of the diagnostic clinical approach. METHODS: We carried out a retrospective study of infants with a gestational age ≥35 weeks who were admitted from the nursery with the diagnosis of cyanosis from January 2009 to December 2016...
April 14, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409134/anatomical-variations-of-pronator-teres-muscle-predispositional-role-for-nerve-entrapment
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Edie Benedito Caetano, Luiz Ângelo Vieira, Fábio Antonio Anversa Sprovieri, Guilherme Camargo Petta, Maurício Tadeu Nakasone, Bárbara Lívia Correa Serafim
OBJECTIVE: To assess the anatomical variations of the pronator teres muscle (PTM) and its implication in the compression of the median nerve, which passes through the humeral and ulnar heads of the PTM. METHODS: For the present study, 100 upper limbs from human cadavers from the anatomy laboratory were dissected. Forty-six specimens were male and four, female, whose aged ranged from 28 to 77 years; 27 were white and 23, non-white. A pilot study consisting of six hands from three fresh cadaver dissections was conducted to familiarize the authors with the local anatomy; these were not included in the present study...
March 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407919/analytical-validation-of-an-ultraviolet-visible-procedure-for-determining-lutein-concentration-and-application-to-lutein-loaded-nanoparticles
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Jéssica Thaís do Prado Silva, Anderson Clayton da Silva, Julia Maria Tonin Geiss, Pedro Henrique Hermes de Araújo, Daniela Becker, Lívia Bracht, Fernanda Vitória Leimann, Evandro Bona, Gustavo Petri Guerra, Odinei Hess Gonçalves
Lutein is a carotenoid presenting known anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Lutein-rich diets have been associated with neurological improvement as well as reduction of the risk of vision loss due to Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). Micro and nanoencapsulation have demonstrated to be effective techniques in protecting lutein against degradation and also in improving its bioavailability. However, actual lutein concentration inside the capsules and encapsulation efficiency are key parameters that must be precisely known when designing in vitro and in vivo tests...
September 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406506/production-and-characterization-of-curcumin-microcrystals-and-evaluation-of-the-antimicrobial-and-sensory-aspects-in-minimally-processed-carrots
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Anderson Clayton da Silva, Priscila Dayane de Freitas Santos, Nicole Campezato Palazzi, Fernanda Vitória Leimann, Renata Hernandez Barros Fuchs, Lívia Bracht, Odinei Hess Gonçalves
Nontoxic conserving agents are in demand by the food industry due to consumers concern about synthetic conservatives, especially in minimally processed food. The antimicrobial activity of curcumin, a natural phenolic compound, has been extensively investigated but hydrophobicity is an issue when applying curcumin to foodstuff. The objective of this work was to evaluate curcumin microcrystals as an antimicrobial agent in minimally processed carrots. The antimicrobial activity of curcumin microcrystals was evaluated in vitro against Gram-positive (Bacillus cereus and Staphylococcus aureus) and Gram-negative (Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa) microorganisms, showing a statistically significant (p < 0...
April 13, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403818/srnas-as-possible-regulators-of-retrotransposon-activity-in-cryptococcus-gattii-vgii
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Patrícia Aline Gröhs Ferrareze, Rodrigo Silva Araujo Streit, Francine Melise Dos Santos, Augusto Schrank, Livia Kmetzsch, Marilene Henning Vainstein, Charley Christian Staats
BACKGROUND: The absence of Argonaute genes in the fungal pathogen Cryptococcus gattii R265 and other VGII strains indicates that yeasts of this genotype cannot have a functional RNAi pathway, an evolutionarily conserved gene silencing mechanism performed by small RNAs. The success of the R265 strain as a pathogen that caused the Pacific Northwest and Vancouver Island outbreaks may imply that RNAi machinery loss could be beneficial under certain circumstances during evolution. As a result, a hypermutant phenotype would be created with high rates of genome retrotransposition, for instance...
April 12, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402575/impaired-proliferation-and-differentiation-of-the-conducting-airway-epithelium-associated-with-bronchiolitis-obliterans-after-sulfur-mustard-inhalation-injury-in-rats
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Matthew D McGraw, Jaqueline S Rioux, Rhonda B Garlick, Raymond C Rancourt, Carl W White, Livia A Veress
RationaleSulfur mustard (SM) is a chemical warfare agent that causes chronic airway remodeling. The current study's objective was to assess for changes to the bronchiolar epithelium after SM exposure to explain its contribution to chronic airway remodeling.Materials and MethodsAdult male rats were exposed to a sub-lethal dose of SM inhalation (1.0 - 1.2 mg/kg) for 50 minutes. Histological sections of the bronchiolar epithelium were analyzed for changes using H&E, trichrome, and immunofluorescent staining for acetylated tubulin (AT) and club cell secretory protein (CCSP)...
April 11, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400768/the-anti-helminthic-compound-mebendazole-has-multiple-antifungal-effects-against-cryptococcus-neoformans
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Luna S Joffe, Rafael Schneider, William Lopes, Renata Azevedo, Charley C Staats, Lívia Kmetzsch, Augusto Schrank, Maurizio Del Poeta, Marilene H Vainstein, Marcio L Rodrigues
Cryptococcus neoformans is the most lethal pathogen of the central nervous system. The gold standard treatment of cryptococcosis, a combination of amphotericin B with 5-fluorocytosine, involves broad toxicity, high costs, low efficacy, and limited worldwide availability. Although the need for new antifungals is clear, drug research and development (R&D) is costly and time-consuming. Thus, drug repurposing is an alternative to R&D and to the currently available tools for treating fungal diseases. Here we screened a collection of compounds approved for use in humans seeking for those with anti-cryptococcal activity...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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