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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731964/the-relationship-between-environmental-sound-awareness-and-speech-recognition-skills-in-experienced-cochlear-implant-users
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Michael S Harris, Lauren Boyce, David B Pisoni, Valeriy Shafiro, Aaron C Moberly
HYPOTHESIS: 1) Environmental sound awareness (ESA) and speech recognition skills in experienced, adult cochlear implant (CI) users will be highly correlated, and, 2) ESA skills of CI users will be significantly lower than those of age-matched adults with normal hearing. BACKGROUND: Enhancement of ESA is often discussed with patients with sensorineural hearing loss as a potential benefit of implantation and, in some cases, ESA may be a major motivating factor. Despite its ecological validity and patients' expectations, ESA remains largely a presumed skill...
July 20, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731328/bisphosphonate-functionalized-hydroxyapatite-nanoparticles-for-the-delivery-of-the-bromodomain-inhibitor-jq1-in-the-treatment-of-osteosarcoma
#2
Victoria Wu, Jarrett Mickens, Vuk Uskokovic
Osteosarcoma (OS) is one of the most common neoplasia among children and its survival statistics have been stagnating since the combinatorial anticancer therapy triad was first introduced. Here we report on the assessment of the effect of hydroxyapatite (HAp) nanoparticles loaded with medronate, the simplest bisphosphonate, as a bone-targeting agent and JQ1, a small-molecule bromodomain inhibitor, as a chemotherapeutic in different 2D and 3D K7M2 OS in vitro models. Both additives decreased the crystallinity of HAp, but the effect was more intense for medronate because of its higher affinity for HAp...
July 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731081/metal-mediated-reactions-between-dialkylcyanamides-and-acetamidoxime-generate-unusual-nitrosoguanidinate-nickel-ii-complexes
#3
Zarina M Bikbaeva, Alexander S Novikov, Vitalii V Suslonov, Nadezhda A Bokach, Vadim Yu Kukushkin
The nitrosoguanidinate complexes [Ni{NH[double bond, length as m-dash]C(NR2)NN(O)}2] (R2 = Me21, (CH2)4O 2, (CH2)43, (CH2)54, (Me)Ph 5, Ph26, (p-MeC6H4)27) were obtained in low-to-moderate (12-26%) yields but reproducible yields in an unexpected metal-mediated reaction in MeOH between the nickel salt NiCl2·2H2O, N,N-disubstituted cyanamides NCNR2, and the amidoxime MeC([double bond, length as m-dash]NOH)NH2. These complexes were formed along with a spectrum of cyanamide-oxime coupling products. The IR and X-ray data indicate the delocalization within the NNO and NCN systems of the nitrosoguanidinate ligand...
July 21, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730351/insight-into-%C3%AF-hole-interactions-containing-the-inorganic-heterocyclic-compounds-s2n2-sn2p2
#4
Bo Lu, Xueying Zhang, Lingpeng Meng, Yanli Zeng
Similar to σ-hole interactions, the π-hole interaction has attracted much attention in recent years. According to the positive electrostatic potentials above and below the surface of inorganic heterocyclic compounds S2N2 and three SN2P2 isomers (heterocyclic compounds 1-4), and the negative electrostatic potential outside the X atom of XH3 (X = N, P, As), S2N2/SN2P2⋯XH3 (X = N, P, As) complexes were constructed and optimized at the MP2/aug-cc-pVTZ level. The X atom of XH3 (X = N, P, As) is almost perpendicular to the ring of the heterocyclic compounds...
August 2017: Journal of Molecular Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727087/effects-of-zilpaterol-hydrochloride-on-methane-production-total-body-oxygen-consumption-and-blood-metabolites-in-finishing-beef-steers
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K E Hales, A P Foote, D W Brake, T M Brown-Brandl, V M Artegoitia, H C Freetly
An indirect calorimetry experiment was conducted to determine the effects of feeding zilpaterol hydrochloride (ZH) for 20 d on total body oxygen consumption, respiratory quotient, methane production, and blood metabolites in finishing beef steers. Sixteen Angus steers (initial BW = 555 ± 12.7 kg) were individually fed at ad libitum intake and used in a completely randomized design. The model included the fixed effects of dietary treatment, day, and treatment × day. Dry matter intake did not differ between the treatments ( = 0...
July 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727060/effect-of-monensin-inclusion-on-intake-digestion-and-ruminal-fermentation-parameters-by-bos-taurus-indicus-and-bos-taurus-taurus-steers-consuming-bermudagrass-hay
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N L Bell, R C Anderson, T R Callaway, M O Franco, J E Sawyer, T A Wickersham
Effects of monensin inclusion and cattle subspecies on utilization of bermudagrass hay (13.7% CP, 77.3% NDF, and 38.8% ADF) were evaluated using ruminally cannulated steers (5 [BI] and 5 [BT]; 398 kg BW). Subspecies were concurrently subjected to a 2-period, 2-treatment crossover design. Treatments were 0 (CON) or 200 mg·steer·d monensin (MON) in 0.91 kg dried distillers' grains with solubles. Periods were 70 d in length: 20 d of adaptation, 22 d of sample collection, and 28 d for withdrawal of treatment...
June 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727043/effect-of-monensin-withdrawal-on-intake-digestion-and-ruminal-fermentation-parameters-by-bos-taurus-indicus-and-bos-taurus-taurus-steers-consuming-bermudagrass-hay
#7
N L Bell, T R Callaway, R C Anderson, M O Franco, J E Sawyer, T A Wickersham
Effects of monensin withdrawal and cattle subspecies on the utilization of bermudagrass hay (14.3% CP, 72.3% NDF, and 36.9% ADF) were evaluated using ruminally cannulated steers (5 [BI] and 5 [BT]). Subspecies were concurrently subjected to a 2-period, 2-treatment crossover design. Treatments consisted of either 0 mg·steer·d-1 monensin with no previous monensin feeding (CON) or withdrawal from 200 mg·steer·d-1 monensin (MON) fed individually in 0.91 kg dried distillers' grains with solubles for 42 d. Withdrawal was evaluated for a 28-d period...
June 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727028/production-management-and-the-environment-symposium-measurement-and-mitigation-of-reactive-nitrogen-species-from-swine-and-poultry-production
#8
W Powers, M Capelari
Reactive nitrogen (Nr) species include oxides of nitrogen [N; nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide and nitrous oxide (NO)], anions (nitrate and nitrite), and amine derivatives [ammonia (NH), ammonium salts and urea]. Of the different Nr species, air emissions from swine and poultry facilities are predominantly NH followed by NO. Excreta emissions are NH, ammonium ions, and urea with trace amounts of nitrate and nitrite. Farm systems and practices that handle manure as a wet product without pH modification favor almost exclusive NH production...
May 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726930/competition-and-selectivity-in-supramolecular-synthesis-structural-landscape-around-1-pyridylmethyl-2-2-biimidazoles
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C A Gunawardana, J Desper, A S Sinha, M Ðaković, C B Aakeröy
Three isomeric forms of 1-(pyridylmethyl)-2,2'-biimidazole, A1-A3, have been synthesized and subjected to systematic co-crystallizations with selected hydrogen- and halogen-bond donors in order to explore the impact of electrostatics and geometry on the resulting supramolecular architectures. The solid-state supramolecular behavior of A1-A3 is largely consistent in halogen-bonded co-crystals. Only two types of primary interactions, the N-HN/NH-N homomeric hydrogen-bond interactions responsible for the pairing of biimidazole moieties and the IN(pyridine) halogen bonds responsible for the co-crystal formation and structure extension, are present in these systems...
July 20, 2017: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726879/o-phthalaldehyde-catalyzed-hydrolysis-of-organophosphinic-amides-and-other-p-double-bond-length-as-m-dash-o-nh-containing-compounds
#10
Bin-Jie Li, Ryan D Simard, André M Beauchemin
Over 50 years ago, Jencks and Gilchrist showed that formaldehyde catalyses the hydrolysis of phosphoramidate through electrophilic activation, induced by covalent attachment to its nitrogen atom. Given our interest in the use of aldehydes as catalysts, this work was revisited to identify a superior catalyst, o-phthalaldehyde, which facilitates hydrolyses of various organophosphorus compounds bearing P([double bond, length as m-dash]O)-NH subunits under mild conditions. Interestingly, chemoselective hydrolysis of the P([double bond, length as m-dash]O)-N bonds could be accomplished in the presence of P([double bond, length as m-dash]O)-OR bonds...
July 20, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724102/impact-of-biochar-organic-and-inorganic-carbon-on-soil-co2-and-n2o-emissions
#11
Rivka B Fidel, David A Laird, Timothy B Parkin
Biochar has been shown to influence soil CO and NO emissions following application to soil, but the presence of carbonates in biochars has largely confounded efforts to differentiate among labile and recalcitrant C pools in biochar and establish their timeframe of influence. Understanding the mechanism, magnitude, and duration of biochar C pools' influence on C and N dynamics is imperative to successful implementation of biochar for C sequestration. Here we therefore aim to assess biochar organic and inorganic C pool impacts on CO and NO emissions from soil amended with two untreated biochars, inorganic carbon (as NaCO), acid (HCl) and bicarbonate (NaHCO) extracts of the biochars, and acid and bicarbonate/acid-washed biochars during a 140-d soil incubation...
May 2017: Journal of Environmental Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724101/assessment-of-the-effects-of-total-emission-control-policies-on-surface-water-quality-in-china-2004-to-2014
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Xia Liu, Jianfeng Feng, Yinhuan Qiao, Yuqiu Wang, Lin Zhu
Water quality deterioration is a problem throughout the globe, especially in China. The Chinese government established national total emission control (TEC) policies related to the nation's surface water quality over the past 10 yr to restore, protect, and promote healthy water quality. The objective of this study is to evaluate the effects of China's TEC policies by analyzing three water quality constituents (ammonium nitrogen [NH-N], dissolved oxygen [DO], and the permanganate index [COD]) at 73 monitoring stations, which account for most of the surface waters of eastern China...
May 2017: Journal of Environmental Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724100/ammonia-and-nitrous-oxide-emissions-from-broiler-houses-with-downtime-windrowed-litter
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Kyoung S Ro, Philip A Moore, Ariel A Szogi, Patricia D Millner
An emerging poultry manure management practice is in-house windrowing to disinfect the litter. However, this practice is likely to increase emissions of ammonia (NH) and nitrous oxide (NO) from the windrowed litter. The objective of this study was to quantitatively compare NH and NO emissions from broiler houses with and without in-house windrowing. Two broiler houses at a commercial farm were used to compare the NH and NO emissions. Gas emission measurements were conducted continuously and simultaneously for both the control house (without windrowing) and the house with windrowing during the same production periods...
May 2017: Journal of Environmental Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724090/transformation-of-organic-matter-and-the-emissions-of-methane-and-ammonia-during-storage-of-liquid-manure-as-affected-by-acidification
#14
Sven G Sommer, Timothy J Clough, Nimlesh Balaine, Sasha D Hafner, Keith C Cameron
Acidification of livestock manure can reduce emission of the greenhouse gases methane (CH) and nitrous oxide (NO), as well as ammonia (NH). We examined the relation between emission of these gases and transformation of organic matter as affected by acidification. Liquid cattle manure was acidified with sulfuric acid to pH 5.5 at a pilot scale (100 L), and we measured effects on CH, NO, CO and NH emissions and on transformation of pH buffer components and organic matter. Acidification reduced NH emissions by 62% (47 d) and emission of CH by 68% (57 d)...
May 2017: Journal of Environmental Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722183/a-rare-polyglycine-type-ii-like-helix-motif-in-naturally-occurring-proteins
#15
Eberhard Warkentin, Sina Weidenweber, Karola Schühle, Ulrike Demmer, Johann Heider, Ulrich Ermler
Common structural elements in proteins such as α-helices or β-sheets are characterized by uniformly repeating, energetically favorable main chain conformations which additionally exhibit a completely saturated hydrogen-bonding network of the main chain NH and CO groups. Although polyproline or polyglycine type II helices (PPII or PGII ) are frequently found in proteins, they are not considered as equivalent secondary structure elements because they do not form a similar self-contained hydrogen-bonding network of the main chain atoms...
July 19, 2017: Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721588/impact-of-highway-construction-on-water-bodies-a-geospatial-assessment
#16
Ritesh Vijay, Vikash K Kushwaha, Trupti Mardikar, P K Labhasetwar
India has witnessed a massive infrastructure boom in the past few years. One of such projects is National Highway-7 (NH-7), a North-South highway connecting Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, to Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, traversing many water bodies. The present study aims to assess the pre- and post-construction impact due to existing, new and widened NH-7 on the physical status of the water bodies, using remote sensing techniques. Satellite images spanning 22 years were procured and analysed for change detection in land use and land cover within the waterbodies...
August 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719207/elevation-of-the-energy-threshold-for-isomerization-of-5-hydroxyindole-tert-butyl-alcohol-1-cluster-cations
#17
Takamasa Ikeda, Kenji Sakota, Hiroshi Sekiya
Isomerization between two hydrogen-bonded (H-bonded) isomers of 5-hydroxyindole-(tert-butyl alcohol)1 cluster cations ([5HI-(t-BuOH)1](+)) was investigated in the gas phase. In the S0 state, jet-cooled 5HI-(t-BuOH)1 has two structural isomers, 5HI(OH)-(t-BuOH)1 and 5HI(NH)-(t-BuOH)1, in which the t-BuOH molecule is bound to the OH or the NH group of 5HI. The IR photodissociation spectrum of [5HI-(t-BuOH)1](+) generated by two-color resonant two-photon ionization (2C-R2PI) via the S1-S0 origin of 5HI(NH)-(t-BuOH)1 provided evidence of both [5HI(OH)-(t-BuOH)1](+) and [5HI(NH)-(t-BuOH)1](+) coexisting in the D0 state, indicating that [5HI(NH)-(t-BuOH)1](+) isomerizes to [5HI(OH)-(t-BuOH)1](+) after 2C-R2PI of 5HI(NH)-(t-BuOH)1...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719099/spontaneous-keto-enol-tautomerization-in-the-crystal-lattice-visualized-with-the-help-of-water-encapsulated-in-hydrophilic-reservoirs
#18
Marta K Dudek, Ewelina Wielgus, Piotr Paluch, Marek Potrzebowski
Keto-enol tautomerism in the solid phase is a process that is particularly difficult to follow. In this work we demonstrate how it can be done by introducing deuterium into the crystal lattice of organic compounds, which tend to form hydrates. In our studies we explored H-D exchange in the crystals stored in contact with deuterium oxide vapors. Employing barbituric acid (BA) and (+)-catechin (CAT) as model samples, by means of advanced solid-state NMR and mass spectrometry, we revealed that not only OH and NH protons of these chemicals undergo exchange to deuterium in a crystal lattice, but also usually immobile protons, i...
July 18, 2017: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717877/temporal-envelope-coding-by-inferior-colliculus-neurons-with-cochlear-implant-stimulation
#19
Kenneth E Hancock, Yoojin Chung, Martin F McKinney, Bertrand Delgutte
Modulations in temporal envelopes are a ubiquitous property of natural sounds and are especially important for hearing with cochlear implants (CIs) because these devices typically discard temporal fine structure information. With few exceptions, neural temporal envelope processing has been studied in both normal hearing (NH) and CI animals using only pure sinusoidal amplitude modulation (SAM) which poorly represents the diversity of envelope shapes contained in natural sounds because it confounds repetition rate and the width of each modulation cycle...
July 17, 2017: Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology: JARO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715690/a-dft-study-on-surface-enhanced-raman-spectroscopy-of-aromatic-dithiol-derivatives-adsorbed-on-gold-nanojunctions
#20
Tingting You, Xiufeng Lang, Anping Huang, Penggang Yin
A computational study on aromatic dithiol derivatives (HS-Ar-X-Ar-SH, X=O, S, Se, NH, CH2, NN, CHCH, CC) interacting with gold cluster(s) was presented to investigate the chemical enhancement mechanism related to surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) for molecular junctions. Density functional theory (DFT) were performed on derivatives molecules as well as their single-end-linked (SEL) or double-end-linked (DEL) complexes for geometric, spectra, electronic and excitation properties, leading to discussions on dominant factor during SERS process...
July 12, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
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