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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212109/sustainable-exposure-prevention-through-innovative-detection-and-remediation-technologies-from-the-niehs-superfund-research-program
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Heather F Henry, William A Suk
Innovative devices and tools for exposure assessment and remediation play an integral role in preventing exposure to hazardous substances. New solutions for detecting and remediating organic, inorganic, and mixtures of contaminants can improve public health as a means of primary prevention. Using a public health prevention model, detection and remediation technologies contribute to primary prevention as tools to identify areas of high risk (e.g. contamination hotspots), to recognize hazards (bioassay tests), and to prevent exposure through contaminant cleanups...
February 17, 2017: Reviews on Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211993/recent-lab-on-chip-developments-for-novel-drug-discovery
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REVIEW
Nauman Khalid, Isao Kobayashi, Mitsutoshi Nakajima
Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and micro total analysis systems (μTAS) revolutionized the biochemical and electronic industries, and this miniaturization process became a key driver for many markets. Now, it is a driving force for innovations in life sciences, diagnostics, analytical sciences, and chemistry, which are called 'lab-on-a-chip, (LOC)' devices. The use of these devices allows the development of fast, portable, and easy-to-use systems with a high level of functional integration for applications such as point-of-care diagnostics, forensics, the analysis of biomolecules, environmental or food analysis, and drug development...
February 17, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Systems Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211184/night-time-pedestrian-conspicuity-effects-of-clothing-on-drivers-eye-movements
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Joanne M Wood, Richard A Tyrrell, Philippe Lacherez, Alex A Black
PURPOSE: Drivers' responses and eye movements were assessed as they approached pedestrians at night in order to explore the relative conspicuity benefits of different configurations of retroreflective markings. METHODS: Eye movements were recorded using an ASL Mobile Eye (Applied Science Technologies, www.asleyetracking.com) from 14 young licensed drivers (M = 24.1 ± 6.4 years) as they drove along a closed-road circuit at night. At two locations, pedestrians walked in place facing either towards or away from the road...
March 2017: Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210796/optogenetic-switches-for-light-controlled-gene-expression-in-yeast
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REVIEW
Francisco Salinas, Vicente Rojas, Verónica Delgado, Eduardo Agosin, Luis F Larrondo
Light is increasingly recognized as an efficient means of controlling diverse biological processes with high spatiotemporal resolution. Optogenetic switches are molecular devices for regulating light-controlled gene expression, protein localization, signal transduction and protein-protein interactions. Such molecular components have been mainly developed through the use of photoreceptors, which upon light stimulation undergo conformational changes passing to an active state. The current repertoires of optogenetic switches include red, blue and UV-B light photoreceptors and have been implemented in a broad spectrum of biological platforms...
February 16, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208801/atomic-force-microscopy-a-powerful-tool-to-address-scaffold-design-in-tissue-engineering
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Marica Marrese, Vincenzo Guarino, Luigi Ambrosio
Functional polymers currently represent a basic component of a large range of biological and biomedical applications including molecular release, tissue engineering, bio-sensing and medical imaging. Advancements in these fields are driven by the use of a wide set of biodegradable polymers with controlled physical and bio-interactive properties. In this context, microscopy techniques such as Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) are emerging as fundamental tools to deeply investigate morphology and structural properties at micro and sub-micrometric scale, in order to evaluate the in time relationship between physicochemical properties of biomaterials and biological response...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208589/association-of-lpp-and-tagap-polymorphisms-with-celiac-disease-risk-a-meta-analysis
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Shi-Qi Huang, Na Zhang, Zi-Xing Zhou, Chui-Can Huang, Cheng-Li Zeng, Di Xiao, Cong-Cong Guo, Ya-Jing Han, Xiao-Hong Ye, Xing-Guang Ye, Mei-Ling Ou, Bao-Huan Zhang, Yang Liu, Eddy Y Zeng, Guang Yang, Chun-Xia Jing
Background: Lipoma preferred partner (LPP) and T-cell activation Rho GTPase activating protein (TAGAP) polymorphisms might influence the susceptibility to celiac disease. Therefore, we performed a meta-analysis by identifying relevant studies to estimate the risks of these polymorphisms on celiac disease. Methods: The PubMed, Web of Science and Embase databases were searched (up to October 2016) for LPP rs1464510 and TAGAP rs1738074 polymorphisms. Results: This meta-analysis included the same 7 studies for LPP rs1464510 and TAGAP rs1738074...
February 10, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208303/a-photothermal-spectrometer-for-fast-and-background-free-detection-of-individual-nanoparticles-in-flow
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Richard Maceiczyk, Hisashi Shimizu, David Müller, Takehiko Kitamori, Andrew deMello
Sensitive detection and quantification of individual plasmonic nanoparticles is critical in a range of applications in the biological, nanomaterials, and analytical sciences. Although a wide range of techniques can be applied to the analysis of immobilized particles, high-throughput analysis of nanoscale species in flow is surprisingly underdeveloped. To address this shortcoming, we present an ultrasensitive, background-free technique based on the photothermal effect and termed differential detection photothermal interferometry (DDPI)...
February 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208274/direct-trace-element-analysis-of-liquid-blood-samples-by-in-air-ion-beam-analytical-techniques-pixe-pige
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Robert Huszank, László Csedreki, Zsófia Török
There are various liquid materials whose elemental composition is of interest in various fields of science and technology. In many cases, sample preparation or the extraction can be complicated, or it would destroy the original environment before the analysis (for example, in the case of biological samples). However, multielement direct analysis of liquid samples can be realized by an external PIXE-PIGE measurement system. Particle-induced X-ray and gamma-ray emission spectroscopy (PIXE, PIGE) techniques were applied in external (in-air) microbeam configuration for the trace and main element determination of liquid samples...
February 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205321/an-investigative-graduate-laboratory-course-for-teaching-modern-dna-techniques
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Alexandre de Lencastre, A Thomas Torello, Lani C Keller
This graduate-level DNA methods laboratory course is designed to model a discovery-based research project and engages students in both traditional DNA analysis methods and modern recombinant DNA cloning techniques. In the first part of the course, students clone the Drosophila ortholog of a human disease gene of their choosing using Gateway(®) cloning. In the second part of the course, students examine the expression of their gene of interest in human cell lines by reverse transcription PCR and learn how to analyze data from quantitative reverse transcription PCR (qRT-PCR) experiments...
February 16, 2017: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204845/mirnas-target-databases-developmental-methods-and-target-identification-techniques-with-functional-annotations
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REVIEW
Nagendra Kumar Singh
PURPOSE: microRNA (miRNA) regulates diverse biological mechanisms and metabolisms in plants and animals. Thus, the discoveries of miRNA has revolutionized the life sciences and medical research.The miRNA represses and cleaves the targeted mRNA by binding perfect or near perfect or imperfect complementary base pairs by RNA-induced silencing complex (RISC) formation during biogenesis process. One miRNA interacts with one or more mRNA genes and vice versa, hence takes part in causing various diseases...
February 15, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203366/sex-differences-in-variability-across-timescales-in-balb-c-mice
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Benjamin L Smarr, Azure D Grant, Irving Zucker, Brian J Prendergast, Lance J Kriegsfeld
BACKGROUND: Females are markedly underinvestigated in the biological and behavioral sciences due to the presumption that cyclic hormonal changes across the ovulatory cycle introduce excess variability to measures of interest in comparison to males. However, recent analyses indicate that male and female mice and rats exhibit comparable variability across numerous physiological and behavioral measures, even when the stage of the estrous cycle is not considered. Hormonal changes across the ovulatory cycle likely contribute cyclic, intra-individual variability in females, but the source(s) of male variability has, to our knowledge, not been investigated...
2017: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202966/stable-colloids-in-molten-inorganic-salts
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Hao Zhang, Kinjal Dasbiswas, Nicholas B Ludwig, Gang Han, Byeongdu Lee, Suri Vaikuntanathan, Dmitri V Talapin
A colloidal solution is a homogeneous dispersion of particles or droplets of one phase (solute) in a second, typically liquid, phase (solvent). Colloids are ubiquitous in biological, chemical and technological processes, homogenizing highly dissimilar constituents. To stabilize a colloidal system against coalescence and aggregation, the surface of each solute particle is engineered to impose repulsive forces strong enough to overpower van der Waals attraction and keep the particles separated from each other...
February 15, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28200095/biological-sciences-table-of-contents
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March 1, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198933/applying-a-southern-solvent-an-interview-with-warwick-anderson
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Warwick Anderson, Marcos Cueto, Ricardo Ventura Santos
An interview by the editor and a member of the scientific board of História, Ciências, Saúde - Manguinhos with Warwick Anderson, a leading historian of science and race from Australia. He talks about his training, positions he held at US universities, his publications, and his research at the University of Sydney. He discusses his current concern with the circulation of racial knowledge and biological materials as well as with the construction of networks of racial studies in the global south during the twentieth century...
December 2016: História, Ciências, Saúde—Manguinhos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197901/safety-and-efficacy-of-brodalumab-for-moderate-to-severe-plaque-psoriasis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Attia Attia, Abdelrahman Ibrahim Abushouk, Hussien Ahmed, Mohamed Gadelkarim, Ahmed Elgebaly, Zeinab Hassan, Mohamed M Abdel-Daim, Ahmed Negida
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disease that affects 2-3% of the worldwide population. The interleukin-17 cytokine family has been proven to play a central role in the pathogenesis of psoriasis. Brodalumab is a novel biologic agent that targets interleukin-17 molecules and their receptors. We aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of brodalumab as a therapeutic agent for moderate-to-severe psoriasis in a meta-analysis framework. METHODS: A computer literature search of PubMed, OVID, Cochrane Central, EMBASE, EBSCO, Scopus, and Web of Science was conducted using relevant keywords...
February 14, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197569/microfabricated-tools-for-quantitative-plant-biology
#16
Meltem Elitaş, Meral Yüce, Hikmet Budak
The development of microfabricated devices that will provide high-throughput quantitative data and high resolution in a fast, repeatable and reproducible manner is essential for plant biology research. Plants have been intensely explored since the beginning of humanity, especially for medical needs. However, plant biology research is still laborious, lacking the latest technological advancements in the laboratory practices. Microfabricated tools can provide a significant contribution to plant biology research since they require small volumes of samples and reagents with minimal cost and labor...
February 15, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195724/a-drug-of-such-damned-nature-challenges-and-opportunities-in-translational-platinum-drug-research
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Dorian M Cheff, Matthew D Hall
The platinum-based anti-cancer agents cisplatin, carboplatin and oxaliplatin, represent a spectacular translational science achievement. The basic research observations that led to the discovery of Pt complexes as DNA-binding agents that elicit cell arrest, the pre-clinical tumor regression studies, and the inorganic medicinal chemistry that led to clinical implementation of effective platinum complexes in the clinic, have fueled multi-disciplinary research into platinum-based drugs. While the successes are clear and the research activity continues, a significant window of time has passed since a new Pt drug has been approved for clinical use...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195249/building-blocks-of-the-gipu-italian-group-of-ultrastructural-pathology
#18
V Papa, R Costa, G Cenacchi
The Italian Group of Ultrastructural Pathology, GIPU, is a scientific organization committed to promote the art and science of Electron Microscopy (EM) in the pathology field in Italy, sharing its professional work with a public audience. The history of the GIPU goes back to 1990s when a founder group set up the Italian Group of Ultrastructural Diagnostic (GIDU) in Milan. The central focus of annual meetings was on EM, transmission and scanning one, about interesting cases in which it was instrumental in diagnosis...
June 2016: Pathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195025/the-depth-of-fields-managing-focus-in-the-epistemic-subcultures-of-mind-and-brain-science
#19
David Peterson
The 'psy' sciences emerged from the tangled roots of philosophy, physiology, biology and medicine, and these origins have produced heterogeneous fields. Scientists in these areas work in a complex, overlapping ecology of fields that results in the constant co-presence of dissonant theories, methods and research objects. This raises questions regarding how conceptual clarity is maintained. Using the optical metaphor 'depth of field', I show how researchers in all fields marginalize potential threats to routine scientific work by framing them as either too broad and imprecise or too narrow and technical...
February 2017: Social Studies of Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194051/consensus-in-the-management-of-multiple-myeloma-in-india-at-myeloma-state-of-the-art-2016-conference
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REVIEW
Uday Yanamandra, Navin Khattry, Shaji Kumar, Noopur Raje, Arihant Jain, Sundar Jagannath, Hari Menon, Lalit Kumar, Neelam Varma, Subhash Varma, Tapan Saikia, Pankaj Malhotra
The science of multiple myeloma (MM) and related plasma cell disorders is rapidly evolving with increased understanding of the disease biology and recent approval of the newer drugs widening the therapeutic armamentarium. Despite multiple international guidelines regarding the management of this disease, the practice of managing MM is not uniform amongst Indian physicians. There are challenges in management which are unique to the Indian patients. This review discusses these challenges and the consensus of the nation-wide experts in dealing with the same...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
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