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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245144/the-myorobot-a-novel-automated-biomechatronics-system-to-assess-voltage-ca2-biosensors-and-active-passive-biomechanics-in-muscle-and-biomaterials
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M Haug, B Reischl, G Prölß, C Pollmann, T Buckert, C Keidel, S Schürmann, M Hock, S Rupitsch, M Heckel, T Pöschel, T Scheibel, C Haynl, L Kiriaev, S I Head, O Friedrich
We engineered an automated biomechatronics system, MyoRobot, for robust objective and versatile assessment of muscle or polymer materials (bio-)mechanics. It covers multiple levels of muscle biosensor assessment, e.g. membrane voltage or contractile apparatus Ca2+ ion responses (force resolution 1µN, 0-10mN for the given sensor; [Ca2+] range ~ 100nM-25µM). It replaces previously tedious manual protocols to obtain exhaustive information on active/passive biomechanical properties across various morphological tissue levels...
December 7, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244892/alterations-in-the-masticatory-system-in-patients-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Nina Riera-Punet, Jordi Martinez-Gomis, Andrés Paipa, Monica Povedano, Maria Peraire
AIMS: To determine the effect of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) on aspects of masticatory function and to assess the relationship between ALS and the prevalence of traumatic mucosal lesions caused by oral self-injury. METHODS: A total of 153 ALS patients and 23 control subjects participated in this cross-sectional study. Clinical characteristics including site of onset, medication, type of feeding, and use of noninvasive mechanical ventilation were recorded...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244244/mineral-apposition-rates-in-coronal-dentine-of-mandibular-first-molars-in-soay-sheep-results-of-a-fluorochrome-labeling-study
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Patricia Kahle, Carsten Witzel, Uwe Kierdorf, Kai Frölich, Horst Kierdorf
We studied the spatio-temporal variation of mineral apposition rate (MAR) in postnatally formed coronal dentine of mandibular first molars from Soay sheep repeatedly injected with different fluorochromes. MARs declined along the cuspal to cervical crown axis, and from early to late formed dentine, i.e., from the dentine at the enamel-dentine-junction (EDJ) to the dentine adjacent to the dentine-pulp-interface (DPI). Highest mean MARs (about 21 µm/day) were recorded in cuspal dentine formed in the period of 28-42 days after birth...
December 15, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235594/salivary-endocannabinoids-and-n-acylethanolamines-upon-mastication-of-a-semisolid-food-implications-in-fat-taste-appetite-and-food-liking
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Ilario Mennella, Rossella Di Monaco, Adriana Balazy, Rosalia Ferracane, Nicoletta A Miele, Silvana Cavella, Paola Vitaglione
This study aimed to evaluate whether salivary endocannabinoid (EC) and N-acylethanolamine (NAE) concentrations upon mastication of a semisolid food were involved in the sensory perception of fat taste, food liking and appetite in humans. A fat-enriched (FEP) and a low-fat control (CP) pudding were developed and used in a randomized cross-over study with 19 healthy volunteers. The study protocol combined a Modified Sham-Feeding (MSF) with a multiple-spoon Temporal Dominance of Sensations method. Subjects masticated and expectorated 10 spoons of the pudding and selected the dominant sensations among a list of attributes...
December 13, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233719/a-randomized-study-of-dietary-composition-during-weight-loss-maintenance-rationale-study-design-intervention-and-assessment
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Cara B Ebbeling, Gloria L Klein, Patricia K Luoto, Julia M W Wong, Lisa Bielak, Ralph G Eddy, Sarah K Steltz, Courtenay Devlin, Megan Sandman, Bridget Hron, Kim Shimy, Steven B Heymsfield, Robert R Wolfe, William W Wong, Henry A Feldman, David S Ludwig
BACKGROUND: While many people with overweight or obesity can lose weight temporarily, most have difficulty maintaining weight loss over the long term. Studies of dietary composition typically focus on weight loss, rather than weight-loss maintenance, and rely on nutrition education and dietary counseling, rather than controlled feeding protocols. Variation in initial weight loss and insufficient differentiation among treatments confound interpretation of results and compromise conclusions regarding the weight-independent effects of dietary composition...
December 9, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230627/effect-of-pollen-extract-supplementation-on-the-varroatosis-tolerance-of-honey-bee-apis-mellifera-larvae-reared-in-vitro
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Vincent Piou, Jérémy Tabart, Jean-Louis Hemptinne, Angélique Vétillard
As the main source of lipids and proteins in honey bees, pollen is a major nutrient provider involved in development and health and has been studied for tolerance stimulation against pathogens and parasites. In the case of Varroa destructor Anderson & Trueman (Acari, Mesostigmata: Varroidae) parasitization, the lack of a complete laboratory system to rear both the bee larva and the acarian parasite limited the studies concerning larval nutrition effects on the bee tolerance and resistance against varroatosis...
December 11, 2017: Experimental & Applied Acarology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223755/in-situ-biomineralization-by-silkworm-feeding-with-ion-precursors-for-the-improved-mechanical-properties-of-silk-fiber
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Zhenhu Guo, Wensheng Xie, Qin Gao, Dan Wang, Fei Gao, Shengrong Li, Lingyun Zhao
Possessing excellent biocompatibility, biodegradability and good reactive activity, silk fiber has been attracting great attention in biomedicine including surgical suture, drug delivery and tissue engineering. So far, several protocols have been developed to further improve the mechanical properties of the silk fiber. In current study, a novel in suit biomineralization strategy was developed to produce nano-hydroxyapatite (HA) strengthened silk fiber based on the natural alkaline condition in the body of silkworm by feeding the silkworm with ion precursors of Ca2+ and PO43- ions...
December 6, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223663/patch-esophagoplasty-using-an-in-body-tissue-engineered-collagenous-connective-tissue-membrane
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Hiroomi Okuyama, Satoshi Umeda, Yuichi Takama, Takeshi Terasawa, Yasuhide Nakayama
AIM: Although many approaches to esophageal replacement have been investigated, these efforts have thus far only met limited success. In-body-tissue-engineered connective tissue tubes have been reported to be effective as vascular replacement grafts. The aim of this study was to investigate the usefulness of an In-body-tissue-engineered collagenous connective tissue membrane, "Biosheet", as a novel esophageal scaffold in a beagle model. METHODS: We prepared Biosheets by embedding specially designed molds into subcutaneous pouches in beagles...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220805/processing-of-wet-kinnow-mandarin-citrus-reticulata-fruit-waste-into-novel-br%C3%A3-nsted-acidic-ionic-liquids-and-their-application-in-hydrolysis-of-sucrose
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Pratibha Dwivedi, Mangat Singh, Naina Sehra, Nishant Pandey, Rajender S Sangwan, Bhuwan B Mishra
In citrus processing industries, where up to 60% of the whole fruit is discarded, generates citrus waste (peel, seeds, membrane, and pulp) on a massive scale. The waste does not currently have high-value applications, instead the majority is disposed of or pelletized for animal feed. Therefore, a concise and efficacious protocol for processing of Kinnow mandarin (Citrus reticulata) fruit waste to numerous novel Brønsted acidic ionic liquids (3a-k) have been developed. BAILs were characterized using spectroscopic techniques (FT-IR and NMR)...
December 2, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211892/evaluation-of-the-effect-of-live-lasota-newcastle-disease-virus-vaccine-as-primary-immunization-on-immune-development-in-broilers
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J C S Martinez, W K Chou, L R Berghman, J B Carey
Newcastle disease remains a major concern to the poultry industry; however, it can be managed with effective vaccination programs. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of 2 1× doses of live LaSota strain Newcastle disease virus (NDV) vaccine administered oculo-nasally on d one and 21 on development of humoral and cell-mediated immune response in broilers, and to compare different immunization schedules. Two experiments were conducted. In Experiment I (n = 320), Ross 308 birds were randomly assigned to an unvaccinated control group or vaccinated treatment...
December 2, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210920/safety-of-appetite-manipulation-in-children-with-feeding-disorders-admitted-to-an-inpatient-feeding-program
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Alyssa S Pollow, Catherine A Karls, Mary Witzlib, Richard J Noel, Praveen S Goday, Alan H Silverman
OBJECTIVES: Appetite manipulation can be effective in weaning children off gastrostomy tube (G-tube) feeding dependence but can cause dehydration, hypoglycemia and ketone body production, which is anorexigenic. Since the safety of this approach has not been described, our aim was to describe adverse events observed when weaning children from G-tube dependence using our appetite manipulation protocol. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of prospectively collected data of patients who completed our inpatient tube-weaning protocol...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208016/production-and-characterization-of-anti-campylobacter-jejuni-igy-derived-from-egg-yolks
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Alexandre Thibodeau, Philippe Fravalo, Audrey Perron, Sylvette Laurent- Lewandowski, Ann Letellier
BACKGROUND: Campylobacter jejuni is a major cause of foodborne disease having chickens as an important reservoir. Its control at the farm would lower the contamination of the final products and therefore also lower the risk of transmission to humans. At the farm, C. jejuni is rarely found in chickens before they reach 2 weeks of age. Past studies have shown that maternal antibodies could hamper C. jejuni gut colonization. The objective of this study was to compare protocols to use in order to produce anti-C...
December 6, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206925/exploring-fish-microbial-communities-to-mitigate-emerging-diseases-in-aquaculture
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Irene de Bruijn, Yiying Liu, Geert F Wiegertjes, Jos M Raaijmakers
Aquaculture is the fastest-growing animal food sector worldwide and expected to further increase to feed the growing human population. However, existing and (re-)emerging diseases are hampering fish and shellfish cultivation and yield. For many diseases, vaccination protocols are not in place and the excessive use of antibiotics and other chemicals is of substantial concern. A more sustainable disease control strategy to protect fish and shellfish from (re-)emerging diseases could be achieved by introduction or augmentation of beneficial microbes...
November 29, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206731/enteral-feeding-practices-in-infants-with-congenital-heart-disease-across-european-picus-a-european-society-of-pediatric-and-neonatal-intensive-care-survey
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Lyvonne N Tume, Reinis Balmaks, Eduardo da Cruz, Lynne Latten, Sascha Verbruggen, Frédéric V Valla
OBJECTIVES: To describe enteral feeding practices in pre and postoperative infants with congenital heart disease in European PICUs. DESIGN: Cross-sectional electronic survey. SETTING: European PICUs that admit infants with congenital heart disease pre- and postoperatively. PARTICIPANTS: One senior PICU physician or designated person per unit. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Fifty-nine PICUs from 18 European countries responded to the survey...
December 4, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201141/valorization-of-pyrolysis-water-a-biorefinery-side-stream-for-1-2-propanediol-production-with-engineered-corynebacterium-glutamicum
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Julian Lange, Felix Müller, Kerstin Bernecker, Nicolaus Dahmen, Ralf Takors, Bastian Blombach
Background: A future bioeconomy relies on the efficient use of renewable resources for energy and material product supply. In this context, biorefineries have been developed and play a key role in converting lignocellulosic residues. Although a holistic use of the biomass feed is desired, side streams evoke in current biorefinery approaches. To ensure profitability, efficiency, and sustainability of the overall conversion process, a meaningful valorization of these materials is needed...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196219/diet-induced-insulin-resistance-state-disturbs-brain-clock-processes-and-alters-tuning-of-clock-outputs-in-the-sand-rat-psammomys-obesus
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Hanane Touati, Saliha Ouali-Hassenaoui, Aicha Dekar-Madoui, Etienne Challet, Paul Pévet, Patrick Vuillez
Reciprocal interactions closely connect energy metabolism with circadian rhythmicity. Altered clockwork and circadian desynchronization are often linked with impaired energy regulation. Conversely, metabolic disturbances have been associated with altered autonomic and hormonal rhythms. The effects of high-energy (HE) diet on the master clock in the suprachiasmatic nuclei (SCN) remain unclear.This question was addressed in the Sand rat (Psammomys obesus), a non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) animal model...
November 28, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195779/implementation-of-remote-video-auditing-with-feedback-and-compliance-for-manual-cleaning-protocols-of-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-endoscopes
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Donna Armellino, Kelly Cifu, Maureen Wallace, Sherly Johnson, John DiCapua, Oonagh Dowling, Mitchel Jacobs, Susan Browning
A pilot initiative to assess the use of remote video auditing in monitoring compliance with manual-cleaning protocols for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) endoscopes was performed. Compliance with manual-cleaning steps following the initiation of feedback was measured. A video feed of the ERCP reprocessing room was provided to remote auditors who scored items of an ERCP endoscope manual-cleaning checklist. Compliance feedback was provided in the form of reports and reeducation. Outcomes were reported as checklist compliance...
November 28, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195759/circadian-regulation-of-glucose-lipid-and-energy-metabolism-in-humans
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Eleonora Poggiogalle, Humaira Jamshed, Courtney M Peterson
The circadian system orchestrates metabolism in daily 24-hour cycles. Such rhythms organize metabolism by temporally separating opposing metabolic processes and by anticipating recurring feeding-fasting cycles to increase metabolic efficiency. Although animal studies demonstrate that the circadian system plays a pervasive role in regulating metabolism, it is unclear how, and to what degree, circadian research in rodents translates into humans. Here, we review evidence that the circadian system regulates glucose, lipid, and energy metabolism in humans...
November 28, 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187048/multitargeted-feeding-strategies-improve-nutrition-outcome-and-are-associated-with-reduced-pneumonia-in-a-level-1-trauma-intensive-care-unit
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Jenny C Lee, George W Williams, Rosemary A Kozar, Lillian S Kao, Krislynn M Mueck, Andrew D Emerald, Natacha C Villegas, Laura J Moore
BACKGROUND: Factors impeding delivery of adequate enteral nutrition (EN) to trauma patients include delayed EN initiation, frequent surgeries and procedures, and postoperative ileus. We employed 3 feeding strategies to optimize EN delivery: (1) early EN initiation, (2) preoperative no nil per os feeding protocol, and (3) a catch-up feeding protocol. This study compared nutrition adequacy and clinical outcomes before and after implementation of these feeding strategies. METHODS: All trauma patients aged ≥18 years requiring mechanical ventilation for ≥7 days and receiving EN were included...
March 1, 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184375/biochemical-analysis-of-some-serum-trace-elements-in-donkeys-and-horses-in-eastern-region-of-kingdom-of-saudi-arabia
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Turke Shawaf, Faisal Almathen, Ahmad Meligy, Wael El-Deeb, Shahab Al-Bulushi
Aim: Little is known about the serum levels of trace elements in donkeys and horses in Saudi Arabia. This study aimed to investigate the levels of some trace elements in these two species in the eastern region of Saudi Arabia and to compare the obtained results with the reference values. Materials and Methods: Seventeen Arabian horses and twenty eight Hassawi donkeys were randomly selected for this study. All of the studied healthy animals were kept under a uniform feeding protocol without any minerals supplementations...
October 2017: Veterinary World
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