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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944803/enhancement-of-hole-mobility-in-inse-monolayer-via-an-inse-and-black-phosphorus-heterostructure
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Yi-Min Ding, Jun-Jie Shi, Congxin Xia, Min Zhang, Juan Du, Pu Huang, Meng Wu, Hui Wang, Yu-Lang Cen, Shu-Hang Pan
To enhance the low hole mobility (∼40 cm(2) V(-1) s(-1)) of InSe monolayer, a novel two-dimensional (2D) van der Waals heterostructure made of InSe and black phosphorus (BP) monolayers with high hole mobility (∼10(3) cm(2) V(-1) s(-1)) has been constructed and its structural and electronic properties are investigated using first-principles calculations. We find that the InSe/BP heterostructure exhibits a direct band gap of 1.39 eV and type-II band alignment with electrons (holes) located in the InSe (BP) layer...
September 25, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944790/exploration-of-the-forbidden-regions-of-the-ramachandran-plot-%C3%AF-%C3%AF-with-qtaim
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Roya Momen, Alireza Azizi, Lingling Wang, Yang Ping, Tianlv Xu, Steven R Kirk, Wenxuan Li, Sergei Manzhos, Samantha Jenkins
A new QTAIM interpretation of the Ramachandran plot is formulated from the most and least facile eigenvectors of the second-derivative matrix of the electron density with a set of 29 magainin-2 peptide conformers. The presence of QTAIM eigenvectors associated with the most and least preferred directions of electronic charge density explained the role of hydrogen bonding, HH contacts and the glycine amino acid monomer in peptide folding. The highest degree of occupation of the QTAIM interpreted Ramachandran plot was found for the glycine amino acid monomer compared with the remaining backbone peptide bonds...
September 25, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944751/fitness-costs-of-plasmids-a-limit-to-plasmid-transmission
#3
Alvaro San Millan, R Craig MacLean
Plasmids mediate the horizontal transmission of genetic information between bacteria, facilitating their adaptation to multiple environmental conditions. An especially important example of the ability of plasmids to catalyze bacterial adaptation and evolution is their instrumental role in the global spread of antibiotic resistance, which constitutes a major threat to public health. Plasmids provide bacteria with new adaptive tools, but they also entail a metabolic burden that, in the absence of selection for plasmid-encoded traits, reduces the competitiveness of the plasmid-carrying clone...
September 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944749/keeping-communications-flowing-during-large-scale-disasters-leveraging-amateur-radio-innovations-for-disaster-medicine
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Victor H Cid, Andrew R Mitz, Stacey J Arnesen
Medical facilities may struggle to maintain effective communications during a major disaster. Natural and man-made disasters threaten connectivity by degrading or crippling Internet, cellular/mobile, and landline telephone services across wide areas. Communications among staff, between facilities, and to resources outside the disaster area may be lost for an extended time. A prototype communications system created by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) provides basic communication services that ensure essential connectivity in the face of widespread infrastructure loss...
September 25, 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944738/an-industry-update-the-latest-developments-in-therapeutic-delivery
#5
Oliver C Steinbach
The present industry update covers the period 1-30 June 2017, with information sourced from company press releases, regulatory and patent agencies as well as scientific literature. The combination of drug and devices such as improved, safer injectables (see various market reports, companies Adamis and Baxter), patches (Microdermis) and (nano)carriers are moving increasingly from the R&D stage into clinical trials and toward the market. This addresses increased safety and effectiveness requirements, limiting physico-chemical properties of active ingredients, cost-effectiveness and patient comfort through ease of use...
October 2017: Therapeutic Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944706/flexible-lateral-isocenter-a-novel-mechanical-functionality-contributing-to-dose-reduction-in-neurointerventional-procedures
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Ljubisa Borota, Andreas Patz
Aim of the study A new functionality that enables vertical mobility of the lateral arm of a biplane angiographic machine is referred to as the flexible lateral isocenter. The aim of this study was to analyze the impact of the flexible lateral isocenter on the air-kerma rate under experimental conditions. Material and methods An anthropomorphic head-and-chest phantom with anteroposterior (AP) diameter of the chest varying from 22 cm to 30 cm simulated human bodies of different body constitutions. The angulation of the AP arm in the sagittal plane varied from 35 degrees to 55 degrees for each AP diameter...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944699/compiling-standardized-information-from-clinical-practice-using-content-analysis-and-icf-linking-rules-in-a-goal-oriented-youth-rehabilitation-program
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Nadia A Lustenberger, Birgit Prodinger, Delgerjargal Dorjbal, Sara Rubinelli, Klaus Schmitt, Anke Scheel-Sailer
PURPOSE: To illustrate how routinely written narrative admission and discharge reports of a rehabilitation program for eight youths with chronic neurological health conditions can be transformed to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. METHODS: First, a qualitative content analysis was conducted by building meaningful units with text segments assigned of the reports to the five elements of the Rehab-Cycle(®): goal; assessment; assignment; intervention; evaluation...
September 23, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944600/digital-disruption-maternal-mobile-device-use-is-related-to-infant-social-emotional-functioning
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Sarah Myruski, Olga Gulyayeva, Samantha Birk, Koraly Pérez-Edgar, Kristin A Buss, Tracy A Dennis-Tiwary
Mobile device use has become increasingly prevalent, yet its impact on infant development remains largely unknown. When parents use mobile devices in front of infants, the parent is physically present but most likely distracted and unresponsive. Research using the classic Still Face Paradigm (SFP) suggests that parental withdrawal and unresponsiveness may have negative consequences for children's social-emotional development. In the present study, 50 infants aged 7.20 to 23.60 months (M = 15.40, SD = 4.74) and their mothers completed a modified SFP...
September 24, 2017: Developmental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944576/medications-affecting-healing-an-evidence-based-analysis
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Hanan Khalil, Marianne Cullen, Helen Chambers, Matthew McGrail
The purpose of this arm of the study was to investigate the impact of medication on healing times of the various wound types, including acute wounds and leg ulcers. A prospective longitudinal study design was used, with de-identified data collected using an electronic mobile wound care database system. Three main categories of data were collected, including patients' demographics, wounds types and treatment characteristics. For acute wounds, there was a total of 1732 patients with 2089 acute wounds. The average healing time was about 35 days...
September 25, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944516/innovation-or-violation-leveraging-mobile-technology-to-conduct-socially-responsible-community-research
#10
Amanda L Roy
Mobile technology is increasingly being used to measure individuals' moods, thoughts, and behaviors in real time. Current examples include the use of smartphones to collect ecological momentary assessments (EMAs; assessments delivered "in the moment"); wearable technology to passively collect objective measures of participants' movement, physical activity, sleep, and physiological response; and smartphones and wearable devices with global positioning system (GPS) capabilities to collect precise information about where participants spend their time...
September 25, 2017: American Journal of Community Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944479/temporal-horizontal-h-figure-sliding-skin-flap-for-central-eyelid-reconstructive-surgery-in-dogs-a-retrospective-study
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C Giordano, A Vercelli, G Barsotti
OBJECTIVE: To describe a modified H-figure sliding skin flap for treating eyelid central neoplasms and to evaluate the cosmetic and functional results of this reconstructive blepharoplasty. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eight dogs affected by eyelid neoplasia involving more than one-third of the central part of the margin underwent an en bloc rectangular surgical removal of the neoplasia. Reconstructive surgery was performed using a temporal horizontal H-figure sliding skin flap...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944453/personalised-digital-interventions-for-reducing-hazardous-and-harmful-alcohol-consumption-in-community-dwelling-populations
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REVIEW
Eileen Fs Kaner, Fiona R Beyer, Claire Garnett, David Crane, Jamie Brown, Colin Muirhead, James Redmore, Amy O'Donnell, James J Newham, Frank de Vocht, Matthew Hickman, Heather Brown, Gregory Maniatopoulos, Susan Michie
BACKGROUND: Excessive alcohol use contributes significantly to physical and psychological illness, injury and death, and a wide array of social harm in all age groups. A proven strategy for reducing excessive alcohol consumption levels is to offer a brief conversation-based intervention in primary care settings, but more recent technological innovations have enabled people to interact directly via computer, mobile device or smartphone with digital interventions designed to address problem alcohol consumption...
September 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944269/sports-and-environmental-temperature-from-warming-up-to-heating-up
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REVIEW
Sébastien Racinais, Scott Cocking, Julien D Périard
Most professional and recreational athletes perform pre-conditioning exercises, often collectively termed a 'warm-up' to prepare for a competitive task. The main objective of warming-up is to induce both temperature and non-temperature related responses to optimize performance. These responses include increasing muscle temperature, initiating metabolic and circulatory adjustments, and preparing psychologically for the upcoming task. However, warming-up in hot and/or humid ambient conditions increases thermal and circulatory strain...
2017: Temperature: Multidisciplinary Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944099/novel-online-or-mobile-methods-to-assess-eating-patterns
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REVIEW
Felicity J Pendergast, Rebecca M Leech, Sarah A McNaughton
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Recent developments in technology-based dietary assessment allow real-time data collection of eating occasions, yet their application to assessing eating pattern constructs has not been evaluated. The purpose of this review was to examine existing electronic and mobile food diary methods in relation to their ability to assess eating patterns constructs (e.g. patterning, format and context of eating occasions). RECENT FINDINGS: A systematic search of electronic databases identified 18 dietary assessment methods...
2017: Current Nutrition Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944037/clonal-structure-through-space-and-time-high-stability-in-the-holothurian-stichopus-chloronotus-echinodermata
#15
Agathe Pirog, Pauline Gélin, Alexandre Bédier, Grégoire Bianchetti, Stéphane Georget, Patrick Frouin, Hélène Magalon
Sea cucumbers are increasingly exploited for human consumption and for their curative properties, and many wild populations are now depleted or in danger of extinction. While aquaculture is seen as an alternative to fisheries and as a mean to restore wild populations, more knowledge is needed on their reproductive strategies to render this practice efficient, notably for fissiparous holothurians, which are some of the mobile animals able of asexual reproduction by transverse fission. Little information is available on their population genetic diversity and structure...
September 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943953/six-low-penetrance-snps-for-the-estimation-of-breast-cancer-heritability-a-family-based-study-in-caucasian-italian-patients
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Simona De Summa, Francesca Graziano, Brunella Pilato, Rosamaria Pinto, Katia Danza, Rosanna Lacalamita, Simona Serratì, Domenico Sambiasi, Mario Grassi, Stefania Tommasi
Breast cancer is a malignancy with a strong heritable component. Genetic counseling has been principally focused on families carrying high-penetrance breast cancer 1/2, early onset genes. Current modeling suggests that the majority of the unexplained fraction of familial risk is likely to be explained by a polygenic model. The aim of the present study was to estimate the heritability (h(2)) of breast cancer susceptibility through the analysis of 6 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), nuclear mitotic apparatus protein 1, cyclin D1, cytochrome C oxidase copper chaperone, fibroblast growth factor receptor 2, TOX high mobility group box family member 3 and solute carrier family 4 member 7...
October 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943813/international-climate-migration-evidence-for-the-climate-inhibitor-mechanism-and-the-agricultural-pathway
#17
Raphael J Nawrotzki, Maryia Bakhtsiyarava
Research often assumes that, in rural areas of developing countries, adverse climatic conditions increase (climate driver mechanism) rather than reduce (climate inhibitor mechanism) migration, and that the impact of climate on migration is moderated by changes in agricultural productivity (agricultural pathway). Using representative census data in combination with high-resolution climate data derived from the novel Terra Populus system, we explore the climate-migration relationship in rural Burkina Faso and Senegal...
May 2017: Population, Space and Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943809/an-audio-jack-based-electrochemical-impedance-spectroscopy-sensor-for-point-of-care-diagnostics
#18
Haowei Jiang, Alex Sun, A G Venkatesh, Drew A Hall
Portable and easy-to-use point-of-care (POC) diagnostic devices hold high promise for dramatically improving public health and wellness. In this paper, we present a mobile health (mHealth) immunoassay platform based on audio jack embedded devices, such as smartphones and laptops, that uses electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) to detect binding of target biomolecules. Compared to other biomolecular detection tools, this platform is intended to be used as a plug-and-play peripheral that reuses existing hardware in the mobile device and does not require an external battery, thereby improving upon its convenience and portability...
February 1, 2017: IEEE Sensors Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943804/treatment-in-the-home-setting-with-intermittent-pneumatic-compression-for-a-woman-with-chronic-leg-ulcers-a-case-report
#19
Katrina Young, Harrison Ng Chok, Lesley Wilkes
BACKGROUND: Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (IPC) is shown to improve the healing rate of Venous Leg Ulcers (VLU) in the hospital setting. The current Australian "Gold Standard" treatment according to the Australian and New Zealand Wound Management Associations' (AWMA) Prevention & Management of Venous Leg Ulcer guidelines is compression, generally in the form of bandaging then progressing to hosiery once wounds are healed to prevent recurrence. This is recommended in conjunction with other standards of wound management including; nutrition, exercise, client education and addressing underlying pathophysiology and psychosocial factors...
2017: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943648/causes-and-consequences-of-the-rise-of-populist-radical-right-parties-and-movements-in-europe
#20
REVIEW
Jasper Muis, Tim Immerzeel
This article reviews three strands in the scholarship on the populist radical right (PRR). It covers both political parties and extra-parliamentary mobilization in contemporary European democracies. After definitional issues and case selection, the authors first discuss demand-side approaches to the fortunes of the PRR. Subsequently, supply-side approaches are assessed, namely political opportunity explanations and internal supply-side factors, referring to leadership, organization and ideological positioning...
October 2017: Current Sociology. la Sociologie Contemporaine.
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