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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342119/novel-hybrid-formulations-based-on-thiourea-derivatives-and-core-shell-fe%C3%A2-o%C3%A2-c18-nanostructures-for-the-development-of-antifungal-strategies
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Carmen Limban, Alexandru Vasile Missir, Miron Teodor Caproiu, Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu, Mariana Carmen Chifiriuc, Coralia Bleotu, Luminita Marutescu, Marius Toma Papacocea, Diana Camelia Nuta
The continuously increasing global impact of fungal infections is requiring the rapid development of novel antifungal agents. Due to their multiple pharmacological activities, thiourea derivatives represent privileged candidates for shaping new drugs. We report here the preparation, physico-chemical characterization and bioevaluation of hybrid nanosystems based on new 2-((4-chlorophenoxy)methyl)-N-(substituted phenylcarbamo-thioyl)benzamides and Fe₃O₄@C18 core@shell nanoparticles. The new benzamides were prepared by an efficient method, then their structure was confirmed by spectral studies and elemental analysis and they were further loaded on Fe₃O₄@C18 nanostructures...
January 17, 2018: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339759/optimized-chaotic-brillouin-dynamic-grating-with-filtered-optical-feedback
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Jianzhong Zhang, Zhuping Li, Yuan Wu, Mingjiang Zhang, Yi Liu, Mengwen Li
Chaotic Brillouin dynamic gratings (BDGs) have special advantages such as the creation of single, permanent and localized BDG. However, the periodic signals induced by conventional optical feedback (COF) in chaotic semiconductor lasers can lead to the generation of spurious BDGs, which will limit the application of chaotic BDGs. In this paper, filtered optical feedback (FOF) is proposed to eliminate spurious BDGs. By controlling the spectral width of the optical filter and its detuning from the laser frequency, semiconductor lasers with FOF operate in the suppression region of the time-delay signature, and chaotic outputs serving as pump waves are then utilized to generate the chaotic BDG in a polarization maintaining fiber...
January 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339214/preparation-and-spectral-properties-of-europium-hydrogen-squarate-microcrystals
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T Kolev, N Danchova, D Shandurkov, S Gutzov
A simple scheme for preparation of europium hydrogen squarate octahydrate microcrystals, Eu(HSq)3·8H2O is demonstrated. The microcrystalline powders obtained have a potential application as non-centrosymmetric and UV radiation - protective hybrid optical material. The site-symmetry of the Eu - ion is C2V or lower, obtained from diffuse reflectance spectra. The formation of europium hydrogen squarate is supported by IR - spectroscopy, UV-vis spectroscopy, chemical analysis and X-ray diffraction. A detailed analysis of the UV-vis and IR spectra of the micropowders prepared is presented...
January 10, 2018: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338130/correlation-between-morphological-characteristics-in-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-different-functional-tests-and-a-patient-s-subjective-handicap-in-acute-central-serous-chorioretinopathy
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Bianca S Gerendas, Julia-Sophie Kroisamer, Wolf Buehl, Sandra M Rezar-Dreindl, Katharina M Eibenberger, Eleonore Pablik, Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth, Stefan Sacu
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify quantitatively measurable morphologic optical coherence tomography (OCT) characteristics in patients with an acute episode of central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) and evaluate their correlation to functional and psychological variables for their use in daily clinical practice. METHODS: Retinal thickness (RT), the height, area and volume of subretinal fluid (SRF)/pigment epithelium detachments were evaluated using the standardized procedures of the Vienna Reading Center...
January 16, 2018: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337763/the-effect-of-simulated-interaural-frequency-mismatch-on-speech-understanding-and-spatial-release-from-masking
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Matthew J Goupell, Corey A Stoelb, Alan Kan, Ruth Y Litovsky
OBJECTIVE: The binaural-hearing system interaurally compares inputs, which underlies the ability to localize sound sources and to better understand speech in complex acoustic environments. Cochlear implants (CIs) are provided in both ears to increase binaural-hearing benefits; however, bilateral CI users continue to struggle with understanding speech in the presence of interfering sounds and do not achieve the same level of spatial release from masking (SRM) as normal-hearing listeners...
January 15, 2018: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337647/compositional-assessment-of-human-tracheal-cartilage-by-infrared-spectroscopy
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Gary Linkov, Arash Hanifi, Farzad Yousefi, Derrick Tint, Sudheer Bolla, Nathanial Marchetti, Ahmed M S Soliman, Nancy Pleshko
Objectives To assess the potential of infrared fiber-optic spectroscopy to evaluate the compositional properties of human tracheal cartilage. Study Design Laboratory-based study. Methods Twenty human cadaveric distal tracheas were harvested (age range 20-78 years; 6 females, 14 males) for compositional analysis. Histologic staining, Fourier transform infrared imaging spectroscopy data on collagen and proteoglycan (PG) content, and near-infrared (NIR) fiber-optic probe spectroscopic data that reflect protein and water content were evaluated...
January 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336869/long-term-average-spectra-analysis-of-voice-in-children-with-cleft-palate
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Zengjie Yang, Jincai Fan, Jia Tian, Liqiang Liu, Cheng Gan, Tiran Zhang, Zheng Liu, Bing Han
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to survey the spectral characteristics and to compare, using an acoustic analyzer, the objective data obtained from patients with cleft palates with the objective data of normal children using long-term average spectra (LTAS) analysis. METHODS: Participants were divided into a clinical group and a control group. All participants were asked to practice reading a sentence to become fluent. The duration of each recording was about 60 seconds...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336587/spatially-resolved-spectral-powder-analysis-experiments-and-modeling
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Otto Scheibelhofer, Patrick R Wahl, Boris Larchevêque, Fabien Chauchard, Johannes G Khinast
Understanding the behavior of light in granular media is necessary for determining the sample size, shape, and weight when probing using fiber optic setups. This is required for a correct estimate of the active pharmaceutical ingredient content in a pharmaceutical blend via near-infrared spectroscopy. Several strategies to describe the behavior of light in granular and turbid media exist. A common approach is the Monte-Carlo simulation of individual photons and their description using mean free path lengths for scattering and absorption...
January 1, 2018: Applied Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336175/a-new-monoterpene-from-the-poisonous-mushroom-trogia-venenata-which-has-caused-sudden-unexpected-death-in-yunnan-province-china
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Ying-Chao Xu, Xiao-Xia Xie, Zhong-Yu Zhou, Tao Feng, Ji-Kai Liu
A new monoterpene, 6,7,8-trihydroxy-2,6-dimethyloctanoic acid (1), and a known sesquiterpene, β-caryophyllene 4R,5R-oxide (2), as well as four known ergosta-steroids, 5α,8α-epidioxyergosta-6,22-dien-3β-y1 linoleate (3), 3-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-22E,24R-5α,8α-epidioxyergosta-6,22-dien (4), 5α,8α-epidioxy-(22E,24R)-ergosta-6,22-dien-3β-ol (5) and (22E,24R)-ergosta-7,22-dien-3β-ol (6), were isolated from the fruiting bodies of the mushroom Trogia venenata. The structures of these compounds were identified by the analysis of spectral data...
January 16, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336102/behavioural-responses-of-the-yellow-emitting-annelid-tomopteris-helgolandica-to-photic-stimuli
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Anaïd Gouveneaux, Marie-Charlotte Gielen, Jérôme Mallefet
In contrast to most mesopelagic bioluminescent organisms specialised in the emission and reception of blue light, the planktonic annelid Tomopteris helgolandica produces yellow light. This unusual feature has long been suggested to serve for intraspecific communication. Yet, this virtually admitted hypothesis has never been tested. In this behavioural study of spectral colour sensitivity, we first present an illustrated repertoire of the postures and action patterns described by captive specimens. Then video tracking and motion analysis are used to quantify the behavioural responses of singled out worms to photic stimuli imitating intraspecific (yellow) or interspecific (blue) bioluminescent signals...
January 16, 2018: Luminescence: the Journal of Biological and Chemical Luminescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335600/alteration-in-fluidity-of-cell-plasma-membrane-in-huntington-disease-revealed-by-spectral-phasor-analysis
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Sara Sameni, Leonel Malacrida, Zhiqun Tan, Michelle A Digman
Huntington disease (HD) is a late-onset genetic neurodegenerative disorder caused by expansion of cytosine-adenine-guanine (CAG) trinucleotide in the exon 1 of the gene encoding the polyglutamine (polyQ). It has been shown that protein degradation and lipid metabolism is altered in HD. In many neurodegenerative disorders, impaired lipid homeostasis is one of the early events in the disease onset. Yet, little is known about how mutant huntingtin may affect phospholipids membrane fluidity. Here, we investigated how membrane fluidity in the living cells (differentiated PC12 and HEK293 cell lines) are affected using a hyperspectral imaging of widely used probes, LAURDAN...
January 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335201/antitumor-activity-of-pyrrolizines-and-their-cu-ii-complexes-design-synthesis-and-cytotoxic-screening-with-potential-apoptosis-inducing-activity
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Ahmed M Gouda, Hoda A El-Ghamry, Tahani M Bawazeer, Thoraya A Farghaly, Ashraf N Abdalla, Akhmed Aslam
Two novel series including Schiff bases of the pyrrolizine-5-carboxamides and their Cu(II) complexes were designed, synthesized and analysed using spectral and analytical techniques. The analytical results indicated the formation of the complexes in 1:1 or 1:2 (Metal:Ligand) ratio. The geometry around the Cu centers was confirmed to be tetrahedral or octahedral. The cytotoxic activity of the new compounds was evaluated using MCF-7 (human breast adenocarcinoma), A2780 (human ovary adenocarcinoma) and HT29 (human colon adenocarcinoma), in addition to MRC5 (normal human fetal lung fibroblast) cells using the MTT cytotoxicity assay...
January 6, 2018: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334223/a-novel-color-modulation-analysis-strategy-through-tunable-multiband-laser-for-nanoparticle-identification-and-evaluation
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Xuan Cao, Gang Lei, Jingjing Feng, Qi Pan, Xiaodong Wen, Yan He
Creating color difference and improving the color resolution in digital imaging is crucial for better application of color analy-sis. Herein, a novel color modulation analysis strategy was developed by using a homemade tunable multiband laser illumi-nation device, in which the portions of R, G, and B components of the illumination light are discretionarily adjustable, and hence the sample color could be visually modulated continuously in the RGB color space. Through this strategy, the color appearance of single gold nanorods (AuNRs) under dark-field microscopy, was migrated from the spectrally insensitive red region to the spectrally sensitive green-yellow-red region...
January 15, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333931/hyperspectral-imaging-of-tissue-perfusion-and-oxygenation-in-wounds-assessing-the-impact-of-a-micro-capillary-dressing
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Thomas Wild, Markus Becker, Jochen Winter, Nicole Schuhschenk, Georg Daeschlein, Frank Siemers
OBJECTIVE: Experimental tests of non-invasive multi- or hyperspectral imaging (HSI) systems reveal the high potential of support for medical diagnostic purposes and scientific biomedical analysis. Until now the use of HSI technologies for medical applications was limited by complex and overly sophisticated systems. We present a new and compact HSI-camera that could be used in normal clinical practice. METHOD: We assessed the use of the HSI system on the hands of 10 healthy volunteers, looking at control parameters, and those following venous occlusion, arterial occlusion and reperfusion, including tissue oxygenation, tissue haemoglobin index, perfusion in 4-6mm depth=near infrared spectroscopy (NIR), and tissue water index...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332835/varietal-discrimination-of-hop-pellets-by-near-and-mid-infrared-spectroscopy
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Julio C Machado, Miguel A Faria, Isabel M P L V O Ferreira, Ricardo N M J Páscoa, João A Lopes
Hop is one of the most important ingredients of beer production and several varieties are commercialized. Therefore, it is important to find an eco-real-time-friendly-low-cost technique to distinguish and discriminate hop varieties. This paper describes the development of a method based on vibrational spectroscopy techniques, namely near- and mid-infrared spectroscopy, for the discrimination of 33 commercial hop varieties. A total of 165 samples (five for each hop variety) were analysed by both techniques. Principal component analysis, hierarchical cluster analysis and partial least squares discrimination analysis were the chemometric tools used to discriminate positively the hop varieties...
April 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332830/novel-approach-in-k0-naa-for-highly-concentrated-ree-samples
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M Abdollahi Neisiani, M Latifi, J Chaouki, C Chilian
The present paper presents a new approach for k0-NAA for accurate quantification with short turnaround analysis times for rare earth elements (REEs) in high content mineral matrices. REE k0 and Q0 values, spectral interferences and nuclear interferences were experimentally evaluated and improved with Alfa Aesar Specpure Plasma Standard 1000mgkg-1 mono-rare earth solutions. The new iterative gamma-ray self-attenuation and neutron self-shielding methods were investigated with powder standards prepared from 100mg of 99...
April 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332815/single-particle-analysis-of-tio2-in-candy-products-using-triple-quadrupole-icp-ms
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S Candás-Zapico, D J Kutscher, M Montes-Bayón, J Bettmer
Titanium dioxide (TiO2) belongs to the materials that have gained great importance in many applications. In its particulate form (micro- or nanoparticles), it has entered a huge number of consumer products and food-grade TiO2, better known as E171 within the European Union, represents an important food additive. Thus, there is an increasing need for analytical methods able to detect and quantify such particles. In this regard, inductively coupled-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), in particular single particle ICP-MS (spICP-MS), has gained importance due to its simplicity and ease of use...
April 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332805/trends-of-non-destructive-analytical-methods-for-identification-of-biodiesel-feedstock-in-diesel-biodiesel-blend-according-to-european-commission-directive-2012-0288-ec-and-detecting-diesel-biodiesel-blend-adulteration-a-brief-review
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Sarmento Júnior Mazivila
Discrimination of biodiesel feedstock present in diesel-biodiesel blend is challenging due to the great similarity in the spectral profile as well as digital image profile of each type of feedstock employed in biodiesel production. Once the marketed diesel-biodiesel blend is subsidized, in which motivates adulteration in biofuel blend by cheaper supplies with high solubility to obtain profits associated with the subsidies involved in biodiesel production. Non-destructive analytical methods based on qualitative and quantitative analysis for detecting marketed diesel-biodiesel blend adulteration are reviewed...
April 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332804/effect-of-preprocessing-high-resolution-mass-spectra-on-the-pattern-recognition-of-cannabis-hemp-and-liquor
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Xinyi Wang, Peter de B Harrington, Steven F Baugh
High-resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS) combined with pattern recognition was used to discriminate among twenty-five Cannabis samples, twenty hemp samples, and eight liquor samples. The effects of preprocessing on multivariate data analysis were evaluated for Orbitrap high-resolution mass spectra. Different root transformations were evaluated with respect to the bin width and the average classification rates. In addition, linear binning and proportional binning with various resolving powers were studied with respect to the average classification rates...
April 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332697/acid-alteration-of-several-ignitable-liquids-of-potential-use-in-arsons
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Carlos Martín-Alberca, Héctor Carrascosa, Itxaso San Román, Luis Bartolomé, Carmen García-Ruiz
Ignitable liquids such as fuels, alcohols and thinners can be used in criminal activities, for instance arsons. Forensic experts require to know their chemical compositions, as well as to understand how different modification effects could impact them, in order to detect, classify and identify them properly in fire debris. The acid alteration/acidification of ignitable liquids is a modification effect that sharply alters the chemical composition, for example, of gasoline and diesel fuel, interfering in the forensic analysis and result interpretation...
January 2018: Science & Justice: Journal of the Forensic Science Society
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