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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352239/elucidating-the-mechanism-of-the-considerable-mechanical-stiffening-of-dna-induced-by-the-couple-zn2-calix-4-arene-1-3-o-diphosphorous-acid
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Yannick Tauran, Mehmet C Tarhan, Laurent Mollet, Jean Baptiste Gerves, Momoko Kumemura, Laurent Jalabert, Nicolas Lafitte, Ikjoo Byun, Beomjoon Kim, Hiroyuki Fujita, Dominique Collard, Florent Perret, Mickael Desbrosses, Didier Leonard, Christelle Goutaudier, Anthony W Coleman
The couple Calix[4]arene-1,3-O-diphosphorous acid (C4diP) and zinc ions (Zn2+) acts as a synergistic DNA binder. Silicon NanoTweezer (SNT) measurements show an increase in the mechanical stiffness of DNA bundles by a factor of >150, at Zn2+ to C4diP ratios above 8, as compared to Zinc alone whereas C4diP alone decreases the stiffness of DNA. Electroanalytical measurements using 3D printed devices demonstrate a progression of events in the assembly of C4diP on DNA promoted by zinc ions. A mechanism at the molecular level can be deduced in which C4diP initially coordinates to DNA by phosphate-phosphate hydrogen bonds or in the presence of Zn2+ by Zn2+ bridging coordination of the phosphate groups...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350602/a-novel-approach-to-32-channel-peripheral-nervous-system-myelin-imaging-in-vivo-with-single-axon-resolution
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Joey Grochmal, Wulin Teo, Hardeep Gambhir, Ranjan Kumar, Jo Anne Stratton, Raveena Dhaliwal, Craig Brideau, Jeff Biernaskie, Peter K Stys, Rajiv Midha
OBJECTIVE Intravital spectral imaging of the large, deeply situated nerves in the rat peripheral nervous system (PNS) has not been well described. Here, the authors have developed a highly stable platform for performing imaging of the tibial nerve in live rodents, thus allowing the capture of high-resolution, high-magnification spectral images requiring long acquisition times. By further exploiting the qualities of the topically applied myelin dye Nile red, this technique is capable of visualizing the detailed microenvironment of peripheral nerve demyelination injury and recovery, while allowing us to obtain images of exogenous Schwann cell myelination in a living animal...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350587/recent-advances-in-3d-bioprinting-for-the-regeneration-of-functional-cartilage
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Ji Xiongfa, Zhu Hao, Zhao Liming, Xiao Jun
The field of regeneration for functional cartilage has progressed tremendously. Conventional approaches for regenerating the damaged tissue based on integrated manufacturing are limited by their inability to produce precise and customized biomimetic tissues. On the other hand, 3D bioprinting is a promising technique with increased versatility because it can co-deliver cells and biomaterials with proper compositions and spatial distributions. In the present article, we review recent progress in the complete 3D printing process involved in functional cartilage regeneration, including printing techniques, biomaterials and cells...
January 19, 2018: Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350200/leaf-templated-microwell-integrated-microfluidic-chips-for-high-throughput-cell-experiments
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Mao Mao, Jiankang He, Yongjie Lu, Xiao Li, Tianjiao Li, Wenxing Zhou, Dichen Li
As an alternative to conventional cell culture and animal testing, organ-on-a-chip is applied to study the biological phenomena of organ development and disease, as well as the interactions between human tissues and external stimuli such as chemicals, forces and electricity. The pattern design of microfluidic channel is one of the key approaches to regulate cell growth and differentiation, because these channels work as a crucial vasculature system to control the fluidic flow throughout the organ-on-a-chip device...
January 19, 2018: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349993/-accurate-osteotomy-assisted-by-individualized-navigation-templates-for-the-treatment-of-children-cubitus-varus
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Peng-Fei Zheng, Jie Chen, Xu Peng Xux, Bo Jiang, Qing-Qiang Yao, Li-Ming Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility and accuracy of a new navigation template for osteotomy in cubitus varus based on computer assistant design and 3D printing technology. METHODS: The preoperative CT images of 15 children with cubitus varus from June 2015 to June 2016 were collected. According to the above data, the individual osteotomy navigate template match the distal humerus was designed by the software and printed by the 3D printer. Accurate osteotomy was performed with the assistant of the navigate template in the operation...
April 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349821/biodegradable-electronic-systems-in-3d-heterogeneously-integrated-formats
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Jan-Kai Chang, Hui-Ping Chang, Qinglei Guo, Jahyun Koo, Chih-I Wu, John A Rogers
Biodegradable electronic systems represent an emerging class of technology with unique application possibilities, from temporary biomedical implants to "green" consumer gadgets. This paper introduces materials and processing methods for 3D, heterogeneously integrated devices of this type, with various functional examples in sophisticated forms of silicon-based electronics. Specifically, techniques for performing multilayer assembly by transfer printing and for fabricating layer-to-layer vias and interconnects by lithographic procedures serve as routes to biodegradable, 3D integrated circuits composed of functional building blocks formed using specialized approaches or sourced from commercial semiconductor foundries...
January 19, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348206/rotational-3d-printing-of-damage-tolerant-composites-with-programmable-mechanics
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Jordan R Raney, Brett G Compton, Jochen Mueller, Thomas J Ober, Kristina Shea, Jennifer A Lewis
Natural composites exhibit exceptional mechanical performance that often arises from complex fiber arrangements within continuous matrices. Inspired by these natural systems, we developed a rotational 3D printing method that enables spatially controlled orientation of short fibers in polymer matrices solely by varying the nozzle rotation speed relative to the printing speed. Using this method, we fabricated carbon fiber-epoxy composites composed of volume elements (voxels) with programmably defined fiber arrangements, including adjacent regions with orthogonally and helically oriented fibers that lead to nonuniform strain and failure as well as those with purely helical fiber orientations akin to natural composites that exhibit enhanced damage tolerance...
January 18, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346608/on-demand-intraoperative-3-dimensional-printing-of-custom-cranioplastic-prostheses
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Alexander I Evins, John Dutton, Sayem S Imam, Amal O Dadi, Tao Xu, Du Cheng, Philip E Stieg, Antonio Bernardo
BACKGROUND: Currently, implantation of patient-specific cranial prostheses requires reoperation after a period for design and formulation by a third-party manufacturer. Recently, 3-dimensional (3D) printing via fused deposition modeling has demonstrated increased ease of use, rapid production time, and significantly reduced costs, enabling expanded potential for surgical application. Three-dimensional printing may allow neurosurgeons to remove bone, perform a rapid intraoperative scan of the opening, and 3D print custom cranioplastic prostheses during the remainder of the procedure...
January 13, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346562/scaffold-free-trachea-regeneration-by-tissue-engineering-with-bio-3d-printing
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Daisuke Taniguchi, Keitaro Matsumoto, Tomoshi Tsuchiya, Ryusuke Machino, Yosuke Takeoka, Abdelmotagaly Elgalad, Kiyofumi Gunge, Katsunori Takagi, Yasuaki Taura, Go Hatachi, Naoto Matsuo, Naoya Yamasaki, Koichi Nakayama, Takeshi Nagayasu
OBJECTIVES: Currently, most of the artificial airway organs still require scaffolds; however, such scaffolds exhibit several limitations. Alternatively, the use of an autologous artificial trachea without foreign materials and immunosuppressants may solve these issues and constitute a preferred tool. The rationale of this study was to develop a new scaffold-free approach for an artificial trachea using bio-3D printing technology. Here, we assessed the circumferential tracheal replacement using scaffold-free trachea-like grafts generated from isolated cells in an inbred animal model...
January 15, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346291/filaments-production-and-fused-deposition-modelling-of-abs-carbon-nanotubes-composites
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Sithiprumnea Dul, Luca Fambri, Alessandro Pegoretti
Composite acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS)/carbon nanotubes (CNT) filaments at 1, 2, 4, 6 and 8 wt %, suitable for fused deposition modelling (FDM) were obtained by using a completely solvent-free process based on direct melt compounding and extrusion. The optimal CNT content in the filaments for FDM was found to be 6 wt %; for this composite, a detailed investigation of the thermal, mechanical and electrical properties was performed. Presence of CNT in ABS filaments and 3D-printed parts resulted in a significant enhancement of the tensile modulus and strength, accompanied by a reduction of the elongation at break...
January 18, 2018: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345687/interventional-cardiology-3d-printing-of-personalized-implants-for-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion
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Alexandra Le Bras
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 18, 2018: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345455/3d-printing-of-bisphenol-a-free-polycarbonates
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Wei Zhu, Sang-Hyun Pyo, Pengrui Wang, Shangting You, Claire Yu, Jeffrey Alido, Justin Liu, Yew Leong, Shaochen Chen
Polycarbonates are widely used in food packages, drink bottles, and various healthcare products such as dental sealants and tooth coatings. However, bisphenol A (BPA) and phosgene used in the production of commercial polycarbonates poses major concerns to public health safety. Here, we report a green pathway to prepare BPA-free polycarbonates (BFPs) by thermal ring opening polymerization and photopolymerization. Polycarbonates prepared from two cyclic carbonates in different mole ratios demonstrated tunable mechanical stiffness, excellent thermal stability, and high optical transparency...
January 18, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342864/mechanical-properties-of-a-newly-additive-manufactured-implant-material-based-on-ti-42nb
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Christian Schulze, Markus Weinmann, Christoph Schweigel, Olaf Keßler, Rainer Bader
The application of Ti-6Al-4V alloy or commercially pure titanium for additive manufacturing enables the fabrication of complex structural implants and patient-specific implant geometries. However, the difference in Young's modulus of α + β-phase Ti alloys compared to the human bone promotes stress-shielding effects in the implant-bone interphase. The aim of the present study is the mechanical characterization of a new pre-alloyed β-phase Ti-42Nb alloy for application in additive manufacturing. The present investigation focuses on the mechanical properties of SLM-printed Ti-42Nb alloy in tensile and compression tests...
January 13, 2018: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342198/three-dimensional-printing-model-improves-morphological-understanding-in-acetabular-fracture-learning-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-study
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Zhenfei Huang, Wenhao Song, Yaoshen Zhang, Qiang Zhang, Dongsheng Zhou, Xi Zhou, Yu He
Conventional education results in unsatisfactory morphological understanding of acetabular fractures due to lack of three-dimensional (3D) details and tactile feedback of real fractures. Virtual reality (VR) and 3D printing (3DP) techniques are widely applied in teaching. The purpose of this study was to identify the effect of physical model (PM), VR and 3DP models in education of morphological understanding of acetabular fractures. 141 students were invited to participate in this study. Participants were equally and randomly assigned to the PM, VR and 3DP learning groups...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342097/time-domain-near-infrared-spectroscopy-device-for-monitoring-muscle-oxidative-metabolism-custom-probe-and-in-vivo-applications
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Rebecca Re, Ileana Pirovano, Davide Contini, Lorenzo Spinelli, Alessandro Torricelli
Measurement of muscle oxidative metabolism is of interest for monitoring the training status in athletes and the rehabilitation process in patients. Time domain near infrared spectroscopy (TD NIRS) is an optical technique that allows the non-invasive measurement of the hemodynamic parameters in muscular tissue: concentrations of oxy- and deoxy-hemoglobin, total hemoglobin content, and tissue oxygen saturation. In this paper, we present a novel TD NIRS medical device for muscle oxidative metabolism. A custom-printed 3D probe, able to host optical elements for signal acquisition from muscle, was develop for TD NIRS in vivo measurements...
January 17, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341729/printing-non-euclidean-solids
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Giuseppe Zurlo, Lev Truskinovsky
Geometrically frustrated solids with a non-Euclidean reference metric are ubiquitous in biology and are becoming increasingly relevant in technological applications. Often they acquire a targeted configuration of incompatibility through the surface accretion of mass as in tree growth or dam construction. We use the mechanics of incompatible surface growth to show that geometrical frustration developing during deposition can be fine-tuned to ensure a particular behavior of the system in physiological (or working) conditions...
July 28, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340662/regulatory-pathway-for-3d-printing
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Rebecca Voelker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 16, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339792/assemble-and-match-a-novel-hybrid-tool-for-enhancing-education-and-research-in-rational-structure-based-drug-design
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Pouya Tavousi, Reza Amin, Sina Shahbazmohamadi
Rational drug design is the process of finding new medication that can activate or inhibit the biofunction of a target molecule by binding to it and forming a molecular complex. Here, shape and charge complementarities between drug and target are key. To help find effective drug molecules out of a huge pool of possibilities, physical and computer aided tools have been developed. Former offers a tangible experience of the molecular interactions yet lacks measurement and evaluation capabilities. Latter enables accurate and fast evaluations, but does not deliver the interactive tangible experience of physical models...
January 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339703/a-case-of-asymptomatic-large-aortopulmonary-window-in-an-adult-role-of-cardiac-ct-cmri-and-3d-printing-technology
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Aniketh Vijay Balegadde, Vikrant Vijan, Rajesh Thachathodiyl, Mahesh Kappanayil
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338816/fabrication-of-isoniazid-rifampicin-poly-l-lactic-acid-donut-shaped-implants-via-three-dimensional-printing-technique
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Gui Wu, Wei Gang Wu, Jian Bo Zhou, Qi Xin Zheng
Objective To investigate the possibility of manufacturing dual-drug loaded isoniazid/rifampicin/poly L-lactic acid (PLLA) implant with donut-shaped structure via three-dimensional (3D) printing technique and study the drug release characteristic and biocompatibility of the implant in vitro.Methods PLLA was crushed into particles with diameters around 75-100 μm.Isoniazid and rifampicin bulk drugs were dissolved into the organic dissolvent respectively to be the binding liquid.The 3D printing machine fabricated the donut-shaped implant via binding the PLLA powder layer by layer...
December 20, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
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