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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088857/methane-activation-by-tantalum-carbide-cluster-anions-ta2c4
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Hai-Fang Li, Yan-Xia Zhao, Zhen Yuan, Qing-Yu Liu, Zi-Yu Li, Xiao-Na Li, Chuan-Gang Ning, Shenggui He
Methane activation by transition metals is of fundamental interest and practical importance, as this process is extensively involved in the natural gas conversion to fuels and value-added chemicals. While single-metal centers have been well recognized as active sites for methane activation, the active center composed of two or more metal atoms is rarely addressed and the detailed reaction mechanism remains unclear. Here, by using state-of-the-art time-of-flight mass spectrometry, cryogenic anion photoelectron imaging spectroscopy, and quantum chemical calculations, the cooperation of the two Ta atoms in a dinuclear carbide cluster Ta2C4- for methane activation has been identified...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087991/an-exceptionally-selective-dna-cooperatively-binding-two-ca2-ions
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Wenhu Zhou, Runjhun Saran, Po-Jung Jimmy Huang, Jinsong Ding, Juewen Liu
Ca2+ is a highly important metal ion in biology and in the environment, leading to extensive work in developing sensors for Ca2+ detection. While many Ca2+ binding proteins are known, few nucleic acids can selectively bind Ca2+. DNA-based biosensors are attractive for its high stability and excellent programmability. Herein, we report a RNA-cleaving DNAzyme named EtNa cooperatively binding two Ca2+ ions but only one Mg2+. Four DNAzymes with known Ca2+-dependent activity were compared, and the EtNa has the best selectivity...
January 14, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087132/practice-patterns-of-thoracic-radiotherapy-for-extensive-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer-survey-of-us-academic-thoracic-radiation-oncologists
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Carl M Post, Vivek Verma, Timur Mitin, Charles B Simone
PURPOSE: Despite the recent CREST trial demonstrating a survival benefit to thoracic radiotherapy (TRT) for patients with extensive-stage small-cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC) with response to chemotherapy, as well as endorsement by current National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines, TRT may not be uniformly delivered in clinical practice across all circumstances. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We surveyed US academic thoracic radiation oncologists regarding their practice patterns for TRT and assessed conditions in which withholding TRT could be warranted...
December 22, 2016: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076810/dna-occupancy-of-polymerizing-transcription-factors-a-chemical-model-of-the-ets-family-factor-yan
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C Matthew Hope, Ilaria Rebay, John Reinitz
Transcription factors use both protein-DNA and protein-protein interactions to assemble appropriate complexes to regulate gene expression. Although most transcription factors operate as monomers or dimers, a few, including the E26 transformation-specific family repressors Drosophila melanogaster Yan and its human homolog TEL/ETV6, can polymerize. Although polymerization is required for both the normal and oncogenic function of Yan and TEL/ETV6, the mechanisms by which it influences the recruitment, organization, and stability of transcriptional complexes remain poorly understood...
January 10, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066624/practical-anesthetic-considerations-in-patients-undergoing-tracheobronchial-surgeries-a-clinical-review-of-current-literature
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Sanchit Ahuja, Barak Cohen, Jochen Hinkelbein, Pierre Diemunsch, Kurt Ruetzler
Tracheobronchial surgeries require close cooperation and extensive communication between the anesthesia providers and the surgeons. Anesthetic management of tracheal and bronchial pathologies differ basically from regular upper airways management, due access to the patients airway is limited, mostly even practically impossible for the anesthesia providers. As a consequence, the surgeon overtakes responsibility for the airway access from the anesthesia provider in the variety of the cases. Preoperative recognition of a difficult airway, detailed planning and being aware of plan B and plan C are the elementary keys to success...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065201/the-foundations-of-human-cooperation-in-teaching-and-imitation
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Kevin N Laland
Humans exhibit extensive large-scale cooperation, of a form unprecedented in the natural world. Here I suggest that this cooperation arises in our species alone because of our uniquely potent capacities for social learning, imitation and teaching, combined with the co-evolutionary feedbacks that these capabilities have generated on the human mind. Culture took human populations down evolutionary pathways not available to non-cultural species, either by creating conditions that promoted established cooperative mechanisms, such as indirect reciprocity and mutualism, or by generating novel cooperative mechanisms not seen in other taxa, such as cultural group selection...
January 9, 2017: Spanish Journal of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062811/moving-upstream-health-extension-and-primary-care
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Lyle J Fagnan
Health extension programs represent an opportunity for practice-based research networks (PBRNs) and primary care practices to develop collaborations reaching beyond the clinic walls to address the upstream social determinants of health and engage in community-based research. The Health Extension Regional Officers (HEROs) program at the University of New Mexico described in this issue of the JABFM is an innovative model with a bidirectional approach to linking academic health centers to community-based practices and organizations...
January 2017: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057824/the-ecology-and-evolution-of-social-behavior-in-microbes
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REVIEW
Corina E Tarnita
Cooperation has been studied extensively across the tree of life, from eusociality in insects to social behavior in humans, but it is only recently that a social dimension has been recognized and extensively explored for microbes. Research into microbial cooperation has accelerated dramatically and microbes have become a favorite system because of their fast evolution, their convenience as lab study systems and the opportunity for molecular investigations. However, the study of microbes also poses significant challenges, such as a lack of knowledge and an inaccessibility of the ecological context (used here to include both the abiotic and the biotic environment) under which the trait deemed cooperative has evolved and is maintained...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056476/-advanced-systemic-sclerosis-endovascular-reconstruction-of-the-aortic-bifurcation-for-limb-salvage
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Florian Stein, Lars Kamper, Konstantinos Meletiadis, Ulrich Kusenack, Patrick Haage
History and admission findings A 69-year-old patient was initially hospitalized because of a 1.5 cm ulceration at the back of the right foot which had existed for the last year and become increasingly swollen and painful. Medical history revealed PmScl-positive systemic sclerosis presenting with a massive calcinosis cutis, advanced pulmonary fibrosis and peripheral artery disease. Examinations Inflammatory markers were normal. MR-Angiography of the lower extremities revealed a multi-segmental high-grade stenosis of the aortic bifurcation due to extensively calcified plaques...
January 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054598/antarctic-ice-sheet-discharge-driven-by-atmosphere-ocean-feedbacks-at-the-last-glacial-termination
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C J Fogwill, C S M Turney, N R Golledge, D M Etheridge, M Rubino, D P Thornton, A Baker, J Woodward, K Winter, T D van Ommen, A D Moy, M A J Curran, S M Davies, M E Weber, M I Bird, N C Munksgaard, L Menviel, C M Rootes, B Ellis, H Millman, J Vohra, A Rivera, A Cooper
Reconstructing the dynamic response of the Antarctic ice sheets to warming during the Last Glacial Termination (LGT; 18,000-11,650 yrs ago) allows us to disentangle ice-climate feedbacks that are key to improving future projections. Whilst the sequence of events during this period is reasonably well-known, relatively poor chronological control has precluded precise alignment of ice, atmospheric and marine records, making it difficult to assess relationships between Antarctic ice-sheet (AIS) dynamics, climate change and sea level...
January 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039240/medication-safety-in-the-operating-room-literature-and-expert-based-recommendations
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J A Wahr, J H Abernathy, E H Lazarra, J R Keebler, M H Wall, I Lynch, R Wolfe, R L Cooper
Human error poses significant risk for hospitalized patients causing an estimated 100,000 to 400,000 deaths in the USA annually. Medication errors contribute, with error occurring in 5.3% of medication administrations during surgery. In this study 70.3% of medication errors were deemed preventable. Given the paucity of randomized controlled studies, we undertook a rigorous review of the literature to identify recommendations supported by expert opinions. An extensive literature search pertaining to medication error, medication safety, operating room, and anaesthesia was performed...
January 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039116/loss-of-functional-diversity-and-network-modularity-in-introduced-plant-fungal-symbioses
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Ian A Dickie, Jerry A Cooper, Jennifer L Bufford, Philip E Hulme, Scott T Bates
The introduction of alien plants into a new range can result in the loss of co-evolved symbiotic organisms, such as mycorrhizal fungi, that are essential for normal plant physiological functions. Prior studies of mycorrhizal associations in alien plants have tended to focus on individual plant species on a case-by-case basis. This approach limits broad scale understanding of functional shifts and changes in interaction network structure that may occur following introduction. Here we use two extensive datasets of plant-fungal interactions derived from fungal sporocarp observations and recorded plant hosts in two island archipelago nations: New Zealand (NZ) and the United Kingdom (UK)...
December 30, 2016: AoB Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035494/antiresorptive-agent-related-osteonecrosis-of-the-jaw-position-paper-2017-of-the-japanese-allied-committee-on-osteonecrosis-of-the-jaw
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Toshiyuki Yoneda, Hiroshi Hagino, Toshitsugu Sugimoto, Hiroaki Ohta, Shunji Takahashi, Satoshi Soen, Akira Taguchi, Toshihiko Nagata, Masahiro Urade, Takahiko Shibahara, Satoru Toyosawa
Antiresorptive agent-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (ARONJ) is an intractable, though rare, complication in cancer patients with bone metastases and patients with osteoporosis who are treated with antiresorptive agents, including bisphosphonates and denosumab. Despite the more than 10 years that have passed since the first cases of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ) were reported, our understanding of the epidemiology and pathophysiology of ARONJ remains limited, and data supported by evidence-based medicine are still sparse...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032679/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-nasal-cavity-and-paranasal-sinus-cancers
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Farzan Siddiqui, Richard V Smith, Sue S Yom, Jonathan J Beitler, Paul M Busse, Jay S Cooper, Ehab Y Hanna, Christopher U Jones, Shlomo A Koyfman, Harry Quon, John A Ridge, Nabil F Saba, Francis Worden, Min Yao, Joseph K Salama
The American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria are evidence-based guidelines for specific clinical conditions that are reviewed annually by a multidisciplinary expert panel. The guideline development and revision include an extensive analysis of current medical literature from peer-reviewed journals and the application of well-established methodologies (RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method and Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation or GRADE) to rate the appropriateness of imaging and treatment procedures for specific clinical scenarios...
December 29, 2016: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026107/a-hierarchical-task-analysis-of-shoulder-arthroscopy-for-a-virtual-arthroscopic-tear-diagnosis-and-evaluation-platform-vatdep
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Doga Demirel, Alexander Yu, Seth Cooper-Baer, Aditya Dendukuri, Tansel Halic, Sinan Kockara, Nizamettin Kockara, Shahryar Ahmadi
BACKGROUND: Shoulder arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure for diagnosis and treatment of a shoulder pathology. The procedure is performed with a fiber optic camera, called arthroscope, and instruments inserted through very tiny incisions made around the shoulder. The confined shoulder space, unintuitive camera orientation and constrained instrument motions complicates the procedure. Therefore, surgical competence in arthroscopy entails extensive training especially for psychomotor skills development...
December 27, 2016: International Journal of Medical Robotics + Computer Assisted Surgery: MRCAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005463/cdk-regulation-of-transcription-by-rnap-ii-not-over-til-it-s-over
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Robert P Fisher
Transcription by RNA polymerase (RNAP) II is regulated at multiple steps by phosphorylation, catalyzed mainly by members of the cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) family. The CDKs involved in transcription have overlapping substrate specificities, but play largely non-redundant roles in coordinating gene expression. Novel functions and targets of CDKs have recently emerged at the end of the transcription cycle, when the primary transcript is cleaved, and in most cases polyadenylated, and transcription is terminated by the action of the "torpedo" exonuclease Xrn2, which is a CDK substrate...
December 22, 2016: Transcription
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004911/plasmon-enhanced-photocatalytic-co2-conversion-within-metal-organic-frameworks-under-visible-light
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Kyung Min Choi, Dohyung Kim, Bunyarat Rungtaweevoranit, Christopher A Trickett, Jesika Trese Deniz Barmanbek, Ahmad S Alshammari, Peidong Yang, Omar M Yaghi
Materials development for artificial photosynthesis, in particular, CO2 reduction, has been under extensive efforts, ranging from inorganic semiconductors to molecular complexes. In this report, we demonstrate a metal-organic framework (MOF)-coated nanoparticle photocatalyst with enhanced CO2 reduction activity and stability, which stems from having two different functional units for activity enhancement and catalytic stability combined together as a single construct. Covalently attaching a CO2-to-CO conversion photocatalyst Re(I)(CO)3(BPYDC)Cl, BPYDC = 2,2'-bipyridine-5,5'-dicarboxylate, to a zirconium MOF, UiO-67 (Ren-MOF), prevents dimerization leading to deactivation...
December 22, 2016: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001911/sustained-professional-development-on-cooperative-learning-impact-on-six-teachers-practices-and-students-learning
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Victoria A Goodyear
PURPOSE: It has been argued, extensively and internationally, that sustained school-based continuous professional development (CPD) has the potential to overcome some of the shortcomings of traditional one-off CPD programs. Yet, the evidence base on more effective or less effective forms of CPD is contradictory. The mechanisms by which sustained support should be offered are unclear, and the impacts on teachers' and students' learning are complex and difficult to track. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of a sustained school-based, tailored, and supported CPD program on teachers' practices and students' learning...
December 21, 2016: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001368/biochemical-validation-of-a-second-guanidine-riboswitch-class-in-bacteria
#19
Madeline E Sherlock, Sarah N Malkowski, Ronald R Breaker
Recently, it was determined that representatives of the riboswitch candidates called ykkC and ykkC-III directly bind free guanidine. Guanidine-binding ykkC motif RNAs, now renamed guanidine-I riboswitches, were demonstrated to commonly regulate the expression of genes encoding guanidine carboxylases, as well as others encoding guanidine efflux proteins such as EmrE and SugE. Likewise, genes encoding similar efflux proteins are associated with ykkC-III motif RNAs, which have now been renamed guanidine-III riboswitches...
January 6, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995299/-colovesical-fistulas-an-interdisciplinary-challenge
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R Albrecht, T Weirich, O Reichelt, U Settmacher, C Bochmann
BACKGROUND: The aim of treatment of patients with colovesical fistulas should be prompt elimination of the infection and the social burden. We focused on the question whether a minimally invasive surgical approach as a cooperation between surgeons and urologists is possible. This requires effective diagnostics prior to the operation. METHODS: Since 2007 a total of 32 patients with the clinical suspicion of colovesical fistula have undergone extensive preoperative diagnostics...
December 19, 2016: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
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