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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340390/the-association-of-eating-performance-and-environmental-stimulation-among-older-adults-with-dementia-in-nursing-homes-a-secondary-analysis
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Wen Liu, Ying-Ling Jao, Kristine Williams
BACKGROUND: Nursing home residents with dementia experience increased risk for compromised eating performance due to intrapersonal, interpersonal, and environmental factors. Environmental stimulation is physical, social, and/or sensory stimulation present in the environment that can potentially trigger individuals' emotion or motivate physical reactions. Beyond the personal factors, there is a lack of evidence on how environmental stimulation influences individuals' eating performance at mealtimes...
March 9, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334348/evaluation-of-the-potential-for-secondary-kill-for-ingested-insecticides-in-the-common-bed-bug-hemiptera-cimicidae
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Yvonne K Matos, Angela Sierras, Coby Schal
Baits are a preferred method of urban pest management. Baits enable more targeted insecticide applications with a fraction of the active ingredient used in residual sprays. Bait translocation by foragers, and consequent secondary kill of nonforagers, enhances bait effectiveness in social insects, and in other group-living species like German cockroaches (Blattella germanica L.). We investigated the potential for secondary kill in bed bugs (Cimex lectularius L.), another gregarious species, using a liquid bait...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334089/does-florivory-by-helicoverpa-zea-lepidoptera-noctuidae-cause-yield-loss-in-soybeans
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Dominic Reisig, Rachel Suits, Hannah Burrack, Jack Bacheler, Jim E Dunphy
Helicoverpa zea (Boddie), corn earworm, is a damaging insect pest of many crops, including soybeans. An economic threshold for soybeans during the pod-filling stages exists to prevent economic damage to seeds. However, the impact of florivory (flower feeding) by H. zea larvae on seed yield is poorly understood and there is no economic threshold for flowering-stage soybeans. Four small plot experiments were conducted in North Carolina during 2011 and 2012 to assess the impact of H. zea feeding during the flowering stages of determinate soybeans on various yield components...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333604/patient-preferences-for-discussing-childhood-trauma-in-primary-care
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Ellen Goldstein, Ninad Athale, Andrés F Sciolla, Sheryl L Catz
CONTEXT: Exposure to traumatic events is common in primary care patients, yet health care professionals may be hesitant to assess and address the impact of childhood trauma in their patients. OBJECTIVE: To assess patient preferences for discussing traumatic experiences and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with clinicians in underserved, predominantly Latino primary care patients. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: We evaluated patients with a questionnaire assessing comfort to discuss trauma exposure and symptoms using the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study questionnaire and the Primary Care-PTSD screen...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332666/direct-observation-of-breathing-dynamics-at-the-mismatch-induced-dna-bubble-with-nanometre-accuracy-a-smfret-study
#5
Tapas Paul, Subhas C Bera, Padmaja P Mishra
The detailed conformational dynamics of the melted region in double-stranded DNA has been studied using a combination of ensemble and single-molecule FRET techniques. We monitored the millisecond time scale fluctuation kinetics of the two strands at the bubble region that varies with the size of the bubble. As the individual strands at the melting bubble behave as single-stranded DNA, and hence fluctuate dynamically to attain energetically favored configurations, the rates of these fluctuations increase with increase in the bubble size...
March 23, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331961/-corrective-osteotomies-for-posttraumatic-elbow-deformities
#6
J Nowotny, F Thielemann, A Biewener, K D Schaser
OBJECTIVES: Correcion of elbow joint deformities that usually develop secondary to direct or indirect trauma of the arm or elbow with subsequent inadequate healing and consecutive axial/rotational malalignment and may be associated with cosmetic or functional deficits of the arm. INDICATIONS: Relevant malalignment of the arm axis with corresponding cosmetic or functional deficits for the patient. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Pre-existing degenerative and chronic inflammatory changes...
March 22, 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331085/heterologous-packaging-signals-on-ha-but-not-na-or-ns-limit-influenza-a-virus-reassortment
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Maria C White, John Steel, Anice C Lowen
Influenza A virus (IAV) RNA packaging signals serve to direct the incorporation of IAV gene segments into virus particles, and this process is thought to be mediated by segment-segment interactions. These packaging signals are segment- and strain-specific, and as such, they have the potential to impact reassortment outcomes between different IAV strains. Our study aimed to quantify the impact of packaging signal mismatch on IAV reassortment using the human seasonal influenza A/Panama/2007/99 (H3N2) and pandemic influenza A/Netherlands/602/2009 (H1N1) viruses...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330855/conserved-atg8-recognition-sites-mediate-atg4-association-with-autophagosomal-membranes-and-atg8-deconjugation
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Susana Abreu, Franziska Kriegenburg, Rubén Gómez-Sánchez, Muriel Mari, Jana Sánchez-Wandelmer, Mads Skytte Rasmussen, Rodrigo Soares Guimarães, Bettina Zens, Martina Schuschnig, Ralph Hardenberg, Matthias Peter, Terje Johansen, Claudine Kraft, Sascha Martens, Fulvio Reggiori
Deconjugation of the Atg8/LC3 protein family members from phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) by Atg4 proteases is essential for autophagy progression, but how this event is regulated remains to be understood. Here, we show that yeast Atg4 is recruited onto autophagosomal membranes by direct binding to Atg8 via two evolutionarily conserved Atg8 recognition sites, a classical LC3-interacting region (LIR) at the C-terminus of the protein and a novel motif at the N-terminus. Although both sites are important for Atg4-Atg8 interaction in vivo, only the new N-terminal motif, close to the catalytic center, plays a key role in Atg4 recruitment to autophagosomal membranes and specific Atg8 deconjugation...
March 22, 2017: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327423/characterization-of-an-extracellular-protein-rv1076-from-m-tuberculosis-with-a-potential-role-in-humoral-response
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Gurkamaljit Kaur, Bandana Kumari, Jagdeep Kaur
Many mycobacterial proteins involved in lipid metabolism are reported to be essential for survival and pathogenesis of M. tuberculosis. Rv1076 of M. tuberculosis has been annotated as a putative esterase/lipase based on the consensus sequence 'GXSXG'. It is conserved in all the mycobacterial species. Therefore, in the present study we have characterized Rv1076 gene product in detail. The gene rv1076 was expressed in E. coli and purified from inclusion bodies with approx. 40% yield. The protein showed high specific activity with pNP- butyrate as preferred substrate...
March 19, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326805/a-retrospective-analysis-of-care-in-patients-with-dementia-hospitalized-at-a-tertiary-medical-center
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Riddhi Patira, Huaqing Zhao, Ausim Azizi
BACKGROUND: Hospitalization is an opportunity to address various aspects related to management of dementia, including the goals of care to avoid futile care. We studied the prevalence of these factors when patients with dementia are hospitalized. DESIGN: One hundred and thirty-one charts of patients with dementia admitted to a single university-based hospital were retrospectively reviewed. Data were collected and analyzed for age, gender, the severity of dementia, co-morbidities, co-existing vascular dementia, reversible causes of dementia, mental status scores, medications, consultations, procedures, complications, availability of advance directives, decision-maker, code status, and goals of care discussion...
March 22, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324143/rapid-customised-operon-assembly-by-yeast-recombinational-cloning
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Michael A Liu, Johanna J Kenyon, Jason Lee, Peter R Reeves
We have developed a system called the Operon Assembly Protocol (OAP), which takes advantage of the homologous recombination DNA repair pathway in Saccharomyces cerevisiae to assemble full-length operons from a series of overlapping PCR products into a specially engineered yeast-Escherichia coli shuttle vector. This flexible, streamlined system can be used to assemble several operon clones simultaneously, and each clone can be expressed in the same E. coli tester strain to facilitate direct functional comparisons...
March 21, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323432/electronic-structures-and-oh-induced-atmospheric-degradation-of-cf3nsf2-a-potential-green-dielectric-replacement-for-sf6
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Lin Cheng, Xiaojuan Yu, Kun Zhao, Hua Hou, Baoshan Wang
Electronic structures of Trifluoromethyl imionosulfur difluoride (CF3NSF2) and degradation mechanisms by hydroxyl radical have been investigated using density functional theory (M06-2X), the complete basis set quadratic CBS-Q, and the explicitly correlated coupled-cluster methods [CCSD(T)-F12]. The d-function augmented Correlation-consistent basis sets including triple- and quadruple- were employed for the sulfur-containing species. It was found that CF3NSF2 exists as two conformations connected by the internal rotation of CF3 around the central NS bond...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322917/interactions-between-tau-and-different-conformations-of-tubulin-implications-for-tau-function-and-mechanism
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Aranda R Duan, Erin M Jonasson, Emily O Alberico, Chunlei Li, Jared P Scripture, Rachel A Miller, Mark S Alber, Holly V Goodson
Tau is a multifaceted neuronal protein that stabilizes microtubules (MTs), but the mechanism of this activity remains poorly understood. Questions include whether Tau binds MTs laterally or longitudinally, and whether Tau's binding affinity depends on the nucleotide state of tubulin. We observed that Tau binds tightly to Dolastatin-10 tubulin rings and promotes the formation of Dolastatin-10 ring stacks, implying that Tau can crosslink MT protofilaments laterally. In addition, we found that Tau prefers GDP-like tubulin conformations, which implies that Tau binding to the MT surface is biased away from the dynamic GTP-rich MT tip...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322110/the-preferred-viewing-location-in-top-to-bottom-sentence-reading
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Rebecca L Johnson, Emma L Starr
The preferred viewing location (PVL) is a robust finding in research on reading that when fixating on a word during normal sentence reading, readers tend to land slightly to the left of the center of the word. This is in contrast to the optimal viewing location (OVL) in single word recognition, which falls at the center of the word. The current study outlines the history of the PVL in eye-tracking since Rayner's 1979 original study, documenting the origins of these conflicting theoretical explanations. In addition, a new study is reported examining whether the PVL can be attributed solely to oculomotor error or a processing advantage by using an experimental manipulation that separates tracking direction (left-to-right reading) and landing position (left-to-right within a word)...
March 21, 2017: Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology: QJEP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321576/two-distinct-cinnamoyl-coa-reductases-in-selaginella-moellendorffii-offer-insight-into-the-divergence-of-ccrs-in-plants
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Nan Chao, Shuang Li, Ning Li, Qi Qi, Wen-Ting Jiang, Xiang-Ning Jiang, Ying Gai
Two distinct cinnamoyl-coenzyme A reductases (CCRs) from Selaginella moellendorffii were evaluated, and of these, SmCCR2-1, which has both distinct sequence motifs and catalytic properties, was clustered into a new CCR subgroup. Cinnamoyl-coenzyme A reductases (CCRs) have been reported in many land plants to have critical functions in monolignol biosynthesis. In this study, we performed a genome-wide screen and obtained two distinct SmCCRs from S. moellendorffii. Phylogenetic analysis indicated that SmCCR2 (both SmCCR2-1 and 2-2) and SmCCR3 together with PpaCCR belong to a distinct subgroup of genuine CCRs with variations in the NAD(P)H-binding motif...
March 20, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318992/anonymity-and-electronics-adapting-preparation-for-radiology-resident-examination
#16
Teresa Chapman, Janet R Reid, Erin E O'Conner
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Diagnostic radiology resident assessment has evolved from a traditional oral examination to computerized testing. Teaching faculty struggle to reconcile the differences between traditional teaching methods and residents' new preferences for computerized testing models generated by new examination styles. We aim to summarize the collective experiences of senior residents at three different teaching hospitals who participated in case review sessions using a computer-based, interactive, anonymous teaching tool, rather than the Socratic method...
March 17, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318604/comparison-of-whole-body-vertical-stiffness-and-leg-stiffness-during-single-leg-hopping-in-place-in-children-and-adults
#17
Matthew Beerse, Jianhua Wu
In the hopping literature, whole-body vertical stiffness and leg stiffness are used interchangeably, due to most of the movement occurring in the vertical direction. However, there is some anterior/posterior movement of the center of mass and displacements of the foot during hopping in place in both children and adults. Further it is not understood if leg stiffness show a similar pattern as whole-body vertical stiffness when increasing hopping frequency. The purpose of this study was to test if whole-body vertical stiffness and leg stiffness are different during single-leg hopping in-place in children and adults, across a range of frequencies...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317965/direct-observation-of-the-rise-of-delayed-fluorescence-in-dithienylbenzothiadiazole-and-its-role-in-the-excited-state-dynamics-of-a-donor-acceptor-donor-molecule
#18
Maneesha Esther Mohanty, Chakali Madhu, Vanammoole Lakshmi Reddy, Mahalingavelar Paramasivam, Prakriti Ranjan Bangal, Vaidya Jayathirtha Rao
Dithienylbenzothiadiazole (DTBT) is used as a building block in several molecules having application in organic light emitting devices (OLED) and organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices. Delayed fluorescence (DF) is the preferred design principle employed currently in OLED research. DTBT has excellent delayed fluorescence properties which makes this moiety a potentially viable OLED material. Here, the dynamics of intersystem crossing (ISC) and reverse intersystem crossing (RISC) have been explored using fluorescence, phosphorescence, fluorescence lifetime and transient absorption measurements...
March 20, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317928/complete-diastereodivergence-in-asymmetric-1-6-addition-reactions-enabled-by-minimal-modification-of-a-chiral-catalyst
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Daisuke Uraguchi, Ken Yoshioka, Takashi Ooi
Catalytic systems that allow selective generation of any diastereomer of a reaction product bearing multiple stereocentres through minimal modification of a single catalyst scaffold remain elusive, particularly for carbon-carbon bond formations requiring simultaneous control of multiple selectivity factors. Here, we report a catalyst-directed pinpoint inversion of diastereochemical preference in the 1,6-addition of azlactones to δ-aryl dienyl carbonyl compounds with full control over other selectivities preserved...
March 20, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316617/an-efficient-framework-for-eeg-analysis-with-application-to-hybrid-brain-computer-interfaces-based-on-motor-imagery-and-p300
#20
Jinyi Long, Jue Wang, Tianyou Yu
The hybrid brain computer interface (BCI) based on motor imagery (MI) and P300 has been a preferred strategy aiming to improve the detection performance through combining the features of each. However, current methods used for combining these two modalities optimize them separately, which does not result in optimal performance. Here, we present an efficient framework to optimize them together by concatenating the features of MI and P300 in a block diagonal form. Then a linear classifier under a dual spectral norm regularizer is applied to the combined features...
2017: Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience
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