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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817774/efficient-concentration-of-indium-iii-from-aqueous-solution-using-layered-silicates
#1
Natthawut Homhuan, Sareeya Bureekaew, Makoto Ogawa
A synthetic layered alkali silicate, magadiite, and a natural montmorillite were found to concentrate indium(III) ion from aqueous solution by ion exchange reactions. The adsorption was examined by the reaction between silicates and aqueous solution of indium(III) chloride of different concentration at room temperature for 10 min. The adsorption isotherms were H type, indicating strong interactions between the silicates and indium(III) ion. The maximum adsorbed indium(III) amount for magadiite was quite high, ca...
August 17, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816605/end-of-life-in-disney-and-pixar-films-an-opportunity-for-engaging-in-difficult-conversation
#2
Kelly E Tenzek, Bonnie M Nickels
This study expanded upon previous scholarship by examining end-of-life (EOL) depictions and messages of death within Disney and Pixar animated films. We argue Disney and Pixar depictions of EOL and death can provide critical opportunities for discussing death and dying processes with children and adults alike. A content analysis of 57 movies resulted in a total of 71 character deaths. These instances of death became the discourse used for analysis. The EOL discourse was coded based on five categories (character status, depiction of death, death status, emotional reaction, and causality)...
January 1, 2017: Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816195/pentraxin-3-levels-in-gingival-crevicular-fluid-during-canine-retraction-with-nickel-titanium-coil-spring-and-active-tieback
#3
Rakesh Thukral, Sukhpreet Mangat, Anvesha Ganguly, Sanket S Agarkar, Harleen Bali, Shekhar Grover
AIM: Orthodontic treatment is routinely carried out in patients with the purpose of correcting various forms of dental malocclusions. Retraction of the canines can be achieved either individually or along with incisor. Pentraxin-3 (PTX-3) is regarded as the true independent indicator of disease activity. Hence, we undertook the present study to assess and compare the level of PTX-3 in patients undergoing canine retraction with active tieback and Nickel-Titanium (NiTi) coil spring. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study included assessment of 25 patients that underwent canine retraction as a part of fixed orthodontic treatment...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816188/assessment-of-changes-in-nickel-and-chromium-levels-in-the-gingival-crevicular-fluid-during-fixed-orthodontic-treatment
#4
Vinny Bhasin, Swati J Pustake, Viprat Joshi, Anil Tiwari, Meenakshi Bhasin, Ramandeep S Punia
BACKGROUND: Various components of appliances used in fixed orthodontic treatment are fabricated from materials that are highly resistant in nature and have high strength and biocompatibility. Corrosion of materials occurs inside the oral cavity due to numerous environmental or oral factors that act on them. These factors include temperature, pH variation, salivary conditions, mechanical loads, microbiological and enzymatic activity, and various food components. Gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) is the material obtained from the gingival sulcus and might act as a potential source for various biomarkers in the orthodontic setup because inflammatory-induced response is directly related to orthodontic forces in GCF...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816185/an-in-vitro-evaluation-of-friction-characteristics-of-conventional-stainless-steel-and-self-ligating-stainless-steel-brackets-with-different-dimensions-of-archwires-in-various-bracket-archwire-combination
#5
K Sridharan, Shailesh Sandbhor, U B Rajasekaran, George Sam, M Mohamed Ramees, Esther A Abraham
AIM: The purpose of this research is to compare the frictional attributes of stainless steel conventional brackets and self-ligating stainless steel brackets with different dimensions of archwires. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The test was carried with two sets of maxillary brackets: (1) Conventional stainless steel (Victory Series), (2) stainless steel self-ligating (SmartClip) without first premolar brackets. Stainless steel, nickel-titanium (NiTi), and beta-Ti which are the types of orthodontic wire alloys were tested in this study...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816182/a-survey-of-endodontic-practices-among-dentists-in-burkina-faso
#6
Wendpoulomdé Ad Kaboré, Valérie Chevalier, Yolande Gnagne-Koffi, Carole Dw Ouédraogo, Diouma Ndiaye, Babacar Faye
AIM: Dental surgeons must be aware of the most appropriate endodontic treatments and how to properly conduct them. The aim of this study was to evaluate the knowledge of dental surgeons in Burkina Faso in terms of endodontic treatment procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This descriptive, cross-sectional study was performed during the regular annual conference of the National Board of Dental Surgeons of Burkina Faso, held on February 27 and 28, 2015 in Ouagadougou, through a questionnaire...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815640/in-vitro-genotoxicity-of-airborne-ni-np-in-air-liquid-interface
#7
Siiri Latvala, Daniel Vare, Hanna L Karlsson, Karine Elihn
Studies using advanced toxicological methods enabling in vitro conditions that are more realistic are currently needed for understanding the risks of pulmonary exposure to airborne nanoparticles. Owing to the carcinogenicity of certain nickel compounds, the increased production of nickel nanoparticles (Ni-NPs) raises occupational safety concerns. The aim of this study was to investigate the genotoxicity of airborne Ni-NPs using a recently developed air-liquid interface exposure system. The wild-type Chinese hamster lung fibroblast cell line (V79) was used and cytotoxicity, DNA damage and mutagenicity were studied by testing colony forming efficiency, alkaline DNA unwinding and HPRT mutation assays, respectively...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815507/using-purified-tyrosine-site-specific-recombinases-in-vitro-to-rapidly-construct-and-diversify-metabolic-pathways
#8
Wei Liu, Laura R Tuck, Jon Marles Wright, Yizhi Cai
The site-specific recombinase Cre was previously reported to have in vitro activity. Here, we describe the method of purifying two new tyrosine site-specific recombinases VCre and Dre along with Cre by nickel affinity chromatography. We proved the in vitro function of the VCre and Dre on their respective conditional recombination sites. We also developed a methodology to one-step construct and optimize the productivity of a biosynthetic pathway through the combinatorial integration of promoters into a plasmid-encoded pathway by simply incubating a DNA mixture with recombinase system at 37 °C in vitro...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814141/effects-of-calcitonin-on-orthodontic-tooth-movement-and-associated-root-resorption-in-rats
#9
Ling Guan, Suai Lin, Weijun Yan, Lei Chen, Xiaofeng Wang
OBJECTIVES: Our main aim was to evaluate the effects of calcitonin (CT) on orthodontic tooth movement (OTM) and orthodontic root resorption in a rat model. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eighty male Wistar rats were randomly divided into five groups. Rats in the negative control group were not given any appliances or injections. All the remaining rats were used to establish a model of OTM. The positive control group were then injected with normal saline, while rats in the three experimental groups were injected with 0...
August 17, 2017: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814075/nickel-catalyzed-azide-alkyne-cycloaddition-to-access-1-5-disubstituted-1-2-3-triazoles-in-air-and-water
#10
Woo Gyum Kim, Mi Eun Kang, Jae Bin Lee, Min Ho Jeon, Sungmin Lee, Jungha Lee, Bongseo Choi, Pedro M S D Cal, Sebyung Kang, Jung-Min Kee, Gonçalo J L Bernardes, Jan-Uwe Rohde, Wonyoung Choe, Sung You Hong
Transition-metal-catalyzed or metal-free azide-alkyne cycloadditions are versatile and indispensable synthetic methods to access 1,4- or 1,5-disubstituted 1,2,3-triazoles. Although the copper-catalyzed cycloaddition to access 1,4-disubstituted products has been successfully applied to biomolecular reaction systems, the azide-alkyne cycloaddition to access the complementary 1,5-regioisomers under aqueous and ambient conditions remains a formidable challenge due to limited substrate scope or moisture-/air-sensitive catalysts...
August 16, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813604/experimental-study-and-mathematical-modeling-of-self-sustained-kinetic-oscillations-in-catalytic-oxidation-of-methane-over-nickel
#11
Elena A Lashina, Vasily V Kaichev, Andrey Aleksandrovich Saraev, Zakhar S Vinokurov, Nataliya A Chumakova, Gennadii Chumakov, Valerii I Bukhtiyarov
The self-sustained kinetic oscillations in the oxidation of CH4 over Ni foil have been studied at atmospheric pressure using an X-ray diffraction technique and mass spectrometry. It has been shown that the regular oscillations appear under oxygen-deficient conditions; CO, CO2, H2, and H2O are detected as the products. According to in situ X-ray diffraction measurements nickel periodically oxidizes to NiO initiating the reaction-rate oscillations. To describe the oscillations we have proposed a 5-stage mechanism of the partial oxidation of methane over Ni and a corresponding three-variable kinetic model...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813595/activation-of-a-nickel-based-oer-catalyst-on-a-hematite-photoanode-via-incorporation-of-cerium-for-photoelectrochemical-water-oxidation
#12
Hyungseob Lim, Jae Young Kim, Edward J Evans, Amritesh Rai, Jun-Hyuk Kim, Bryan R Wygant, Charles Buddie Mullins
There has been debate on whether Ni(OH)2 is truly catalytically active for the photo/-electrocatalytic oxygen evolution reaction. In this report, we have synthesized a Ni(OH)2 co-catalyst on a hematite photoanode and showed that, as has been proposed in other studies, the current density varies as a function of scan rate, which arise due to a photo-induced capacitive charging effect. We have discovered that this photo-induced charging of Ni2+/3+ can be overcome by mixing cerium nitrate into the Ni precursor solution...
August 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813141/a-weavable-conductive-yarn-based-nico-zn-textile-battery-with-high-energy-density-and-rate-capability
#13
Yan Huang, Wing Shan Ip, Yuen Ying Lau, Jinfeng Sun, Jie Zeng, Nga Sze Sea Yeung, Wing Sum Ng, Hongfei Li, Zengxia Pei, Qi Xue, Yukun Wang, Jie Yu, Hong Hu, Chunyi Zhi
With intrinsic safety and much higher energy densities than supercapacitors, rechargeable nickel/cobalt-zinc-based textile batteries are promising power sources for next generation personalized wearable electronics. However, high-performance wearable nickel/cobalt-zinc-based batteries are rarely reported because industrially weavable and knittable highly conductive yarns lack. Here we use scalably produced highly conductive yarns uniformly covered with zinc (as anode) and nickel cobalt hydroxide nanosheets (as cathode) to fabricate rechargeable yarn batteries...
August 16, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813041/supported-nickel-rhenium-catalysts-for-selective-hydrogenation-of-methyl-esters-to-alcohols
#14
Kaituo Liu, James Pritchard, Li Lu, Robbert van Putten, M W G M Tiny Verhoeven, Mike Schmitkamp, Xiaoming Huang, Laurent Lefort, Christopher J Kiely, Emiel J M Hensen, Evgeny A Pidko
The addition of Re to Ni on TiO2 yields efficient catalysts for the hydrogenation of acids and esters to alcohols under mild conditions. Rhenium promotes the formation of atomically dispersed and sub-nanometre-sized bimetallic species interacting strongly with the oxide support.
August 16, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812875/one-pot-synthesis-of-size-and-composition-controlled-ni-rich-nipt-alloy-nanoparticles-in-a-reverse-micro-emulsion-system-and-their-application
#15
Gregory M Biausque, Paco Laveille, Dalaver H Anjum, Bei Zhang, Xixiang Zhang, Valérie Caps, Jean-Marie Basset
Bimetallic nanoparticles have been the subject of numerous research studies in the nanotechnology field, in particular for catalytic applications. Control of the size, morphology and composition has become a key challenge due to the relationship between these parameters and the catalytic behavior of the particles in terms of activity, selectivity and stability. Here, we present a one-pot air synthesis of 2 nm Ni9Pt1 nanoparticles with a narrow size distribution. Control of the size and composition of the alloy particles is achieved at ambient temperature, in the aqueous phase, by the simultaneous reduction of nickel and platinum precursor with hydrazine, using a reverse micro-emulsion system...
August 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811739/a-fem-experimental-approach-for-the-development-of-a-conceptual-linear-actuator-based-on-tendril-s-free-coiling
#16
Luca Cortese, Selena Milanovic, Renato Vidoni
Within the vastness of the plant species, certain living systems show tendril structures whose motion is of particular interest for biomimetic engineers. Tendrils sense and coil around suitable grips, and by shortening in length, they erect the remaining plant body. To achieve contraction, tendrils rotate along their main axis and shift from a linear to a double-spring geometry. This phenomenon is denoted as the free-coiling phase. In this work, with the aim of understanding the fundamentals of the mechanics behind the free coiling, a reverse-engineering approach based on the finite element method was firstly applied...
2017: Applied Bionics and Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811614/retarded-saturation-of-the-areal-capacitance-using-3d-aligned-mno2-thin-film-nanostructures-as-a-supercapacitor-electrode
#17
Green Kim, Ilhwan Ryu, Sanggyu Yim
The supercapacitive properties of manganese oxide (MnO2) thin films electrodeposited on three-dimensionally (3D) aligned inverse-opal nickel nanostructures are investigated. Compared to conventional planar or two-dimensionally (2D) aligned nanostructures, 3D-aligned nanostructures can provide considerably increased and controllable contacts between the electrode and electrolyte. As a result, saturation of the areal capacitance with the electrode thickness and associated decrease of the specific capacitance, C sp , become much slower than those of the planar and 2D-aligned electrode systems...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811613/transcriptomic-analysis-of-nickel-exposure-in-sphingobium-sp-ba1-cells-using-rna-seq
#18
M Volpicella, C Leoni, C Manzari, M Chiara, E Picardi, E Piancone, F Italiano, A D'Erchia, M Trotta, D S Horner, G Pesole, L R Ceci
Nickel acts as cofactor for a number of enzymes of many bacteria species. Its homeostasis is ensured by proteins working as ion efflux or accumulation systems. These mechanisms are also generally adopted to counteract life-threatening high extra-cellular Ni(2+) concentrations. Little is known regarding nickel tolerance in the genus Sphingobium. We studied the response of the novel Sphingobium sp. ba1 strain, able to adapt to high Ni(2+) concentrations. Differential gene expression in cells cultured in 10 mM Ni(2+), investigated by RNA-seq analysis, identified 118 differentially expressed genes...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811016/activated-biochar-preparation-characterization-and-electroanalytical-application-in-an-alternative-strategy-of-nickel-determination
#19
Cristiane Kalinke, Paulo Roberto Oliveira, Geovane Arruda Oliveira, Antonio Sálvio Mangrich, Luiz H Marcolino-Junior, Márcio F Bergamini
This work reports for the first time the use of chemically activated biochar as electrode modifier for nickel determination. The biochar activation was performed by refluxing with HNO3, which promoted a higher nickel preconcentration compared to unmodified and modified biochar precursor electrodes. Morphological and structural characterization revealed the increase of surface acid groups, surface area and porosity of biochar after activation. Nickel determination was investigated adopting an alternative voltammetric methodology based on monitoring the Ni(II)/Ni(III) redox couple...
August 29, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810287/seeding-density-is-a-crucial-determinant-for-the-in-vivo-vascularisation-capacity-of-adipose-tissue-derived-microvascular-fragments
#20
T Später, C Körbel, F S Frueh, R M Nickels, M D Menger, M W Laschke
Adipose tissue-derived microvascular fragments (ad-MVF) represent effective vascularisation units for the seeding of dermal substitutes. However, particularly in case of extensive skin defects, the required amounts of donor fat tissue for the harvesting of ad-MVF may not always be available. Therefore, we herein determined the lowest ad-MVF density needed to induce a sufficient vascularisation and incorporation of seeded implants. Collagen-glycosaminoglycan matrices (Integra®; diameter: 4 mm) were seeded with 15,000 (HD), 10,000 (MD) and 5,000 (LD) ad-MVF and implanted into full-thickness skin defects within mouse dorsal skinfold chambers, to analyse their in vivo vascularisation and incorporation...
August 15, 2017: European Cells & Materials
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