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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810683/evaluating-the-physiological-and-perceptual-responses-of-wearing-a-newly-designed-cooling-vest-for-construction-workers
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Yijie Zhao, Wen Yi, Albert P C Chan, Francis K W Wong, Michael C H Yam
Construction workers are subjected to heat stress because of the hot environment, physically demanding tasks, and/or personal protective equipment. A tailor-made cooling vest that protects construction workers from heat-related injuries was developed. The purpose of the study is to examine a newly designed cooling vest's effectiveness in alleviating physiological and perceptual strain in a hot and humid environment. Twelve male participants performed two trials, i.e., cooling vest (VEST) and control (CON) in a climatic chamber controlled at 37°C temperature, 60% relative humidity, 0...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Work Exposures and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809605/age-modifies-the-effect-of-2-mev-fast-neutrons-on-rat-mammary-carcinogenesis
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Tatsuhiko Imaoka, Mayumi Nishimura, Kazuhiro Daino, Ayaka Hosoki, Masaru Takabatake, Toshiaki Kokubo, Kazutaka Doi, Kaye Showler, Yukiko Nishimura, Hitomi Moriyama, Takamitsu Morioka, Yoshiya Shimada, Shizuko Kakinuma
The relative biological effectiveness (RBE) of neutrons depends on their physical nature (e.g., energy) and the biological context (e.g., end points, materials). From the perspective of radiological protection, age is an important biological context that influences radiation-related cancer risk, but very few studies have addressed its potential impact on neutron effects. We therefore investigated the influence of age on the effect of accelerator-generated fast neutrons (mean energy, ∼2 MeV) in an animal model of breast carcinogenesis...
August 15, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808925/recommendations-of-the-spanish-brachytherapy-group-geb-of-spanish-society-of-radiation-oncology-seor-and-the-spanish-society-of-medical-physics-sefm-for-high-dose-rate-hdr-non-melanoma-skin-cancer-brachytherapy
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S Rodríguez, M Arenas, C Gutierrez, J Richart, J Perez-Calatayud, F Celada, M Santos, A Rovirosa
Clinical indications of brachytherapy in non-melanoma skin cancers, description of applicators and dosimetry recommendations are described based on the literature review, clinical practice and experience of Spanish Group of Brachytherapy and Spanish Society of Medical Physics reported in the XIV Annual Consensus Meeting on Non Melanoma Skin Cancer Brachytherapy held in Benidorm, Alicante (Spain) on October 21st, 2016. All the recommendations for which consensus was achieved are highlighted in blue. Regular and small surfaces may be treated with Leipzig, Valencia, flap applicators or electronic brachytherapy (EBT)...
August 14, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808749/bioxmark-for-high-precision-radiotherapy-in-an-orthotopic-pancreatic-tumor-mouse-model-experiences-with-a-liquid-fiducial-marker
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S Dobiasch, S Kampfer, R Burkhardt, D Schilling, T E Schmid, J J Wilkens, S E Combs
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: High-precision radiotherapy (RT) requires precise positioning, particularly with high single doses. Fiducial markers in combination with onboard imaging are excellent tools to support this. The purpose of this study is to establish a pancreatic cancer mouse model for high-precision image-guided RT (IGRT) using the liquid fiducial marker BioXmark (Nanovi, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark). METHODS: In an animal-based cancer model, different volumes of BioXmark (10-50 µl), application forms, and imaging modalities-cone-beam computer tomography (CBCT) incorporated in either the Small Animal Radiation Research Platform (SARRP) or the small-animal micro-CT Scanner (SkyScan; Bruker, Brussels, Belgium)-as well as subsequent RT with the SARRP system were analyzed to derive recommendations for BioXmark...
August 14, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808279/fine-tuning-and-mond-in-a-metamaterial-multiverse
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Igor I Smolyaninov, Vera N Smolyaninova
We consider the recently suggested model of a multiverse based on a ferrofluid. When the ferrofluid is subjected to a modest external magnetic field, the nanoparticles inside the ferrofluid form small hyperbolic metamaterial domains, which from the electromagnetic standpoint behave as individual "Minkowski universes" exhibiting different "laws of physics", such as different strength of effective gravity, different versions of modified Newtonian dynamics (MOND) and different radiation lifetimes. When the ferrofluid "multiverse" is populated with atomic or molecular species, and these species are excited using an external laser source, the radiation lifetimes of atoms and molecules in these "universes" depend strongly on the individual physical properties of each "universe" via the Purcell effect...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806822/-multiple-myeloma-current-status-in-diagnostic-testing-and-therapy
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Michael Kehrer, Sebastian Koob, Andreas Strauss, Dieter Christian Wirtz, Jan Schmolders
Background Multiple myeloma is a haematological blood cancer of the bone marrow and is classified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a plasma cell neoplasm. In multiple myeloma, normal plasma cells transform into malignant myeloma cells and produce large quantities of an abnormal immunoglobulin called monoclonal protein or M protein. This ultimately causes multiple myeloma symptoms such as bone damage or kidney problems. The annual worldwide incidence of multiple myeloma is estimated to be 6 - 7/100,000 and accounts for 1% of all cancer...
August 14, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805953/factors-associated-with-physical-activity-among-adolescent-and-young-adult-survivors-of-early-childhood-cancer-a-report-from-the-childhood-cancer-survivor-study-ccss
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Katie A Devine, Ann C Mertens, John A Whitton, Carmen L Wilson, Kirsten K Ness, Jordan Gilleland Marchak, Wendy Leisenring, Kevin C Oeffinger, Leslie L Robison, Gregory T Armstrong, Kevin R Krull
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate concurrent and longitudinal associations between psychosocial functioning and physical activity in adolescent and young adult survivors of early childhood cancer. METHODS: Adolescent survivors of early childhood cancer (diagnosed before age four) participating in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study completed the Coping Health and Illness Profile-Adolescent Edition (CHIP-AE; n=303; mean age at survey 17.6 years). A subset of these survivors (n=248) completed a follow-up survey an average of 6...
August 14, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805193/optics-of-plasmon-exciton-nanomaterials
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Maxim Sukharev, Abraham Nitzan
This review provides a brief introduction to the physics of coupled exciton-plasmon systems, the theoretical description and experimental manifestation of such phenomena, followed by an account of the state-of-the-art methodology for the numerical simulations of such phenomena and supplemented by a number of FORTRAN codes, by which the interested reader can introduce himself/herself to the practice of such simulations. Applications to CW light scattering as well as transient response and relaxation are described...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801909/promoter-activation-with-electromagnetism
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Abraham O Rodríguez-De la Fuente, J Antonio Heredia-Rojas, Juan M Alcocer-González, Laura E Rodríguez-Flores, Cristina Rodríguez-Padilla, Reyes S Taméz-Guerra
Gene expression can be modified by physical factors, such as heat, electricity and magnetic fields , and several types of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation. Promoter activation with extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields is possible with an appropriate promoter, containing electromagnetic field response elements. Here, we describe how to examine promoter activation with extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields, and we provide a step-by-step guide to the assembly of a solenoid suitable for promoter activation...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800285/cytogenetic-reconstruction-of-gamma-ray-doses-delivered-to-atomic-bomb-survivors-dealing-with-wide-distributions-of-photon-energies-and-contributions-from-hematopoietic-stem-progenitor-cells
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Nori Nakamura, Yuko Hirai, Yoshiaki Kodama, Kanya Hamasaki, Harry M Cullings, Kismet A Cordova, Akio Awa
Retrospective estimation of the doses received by atomic bomb (A-bomb) survivors by cytogenetic methods has been hindered by two factors: One is that the photon energies released from the bomb were widely distributed, and since the aberration yield varies depending on the energy, the use of monoenergetic (60)Co gamma radiation to construct a calibration curve may bias the estimate. The second problem is the increasing proportion of newly formed lymphocytes entering into the lymphocyte pool with increasing time intervals since the exposures...
August 11, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799394/overview-experimental-studies-of-crystal-nucleation-metals-and-colloids
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Dieter M Herlach, Thomas Palberg, Ina Klassen, Stefan Klein, Raphael Kobold
Crystallization is one of the most important phase transformations of first order. In the case of metals and alloys, the liquid phase is the parent phase of materials production. The conditions of the crystallization process control the as-solidified material in its chemical and physical properties. Nucleation initiates the crystallization of a liquid. It selects the crystallographic phase, stable or meta-stable. Its detailed knowledge is therefore mandatory for the design of materials. We present techniques of containerless processing for nucleation studies of metals and alloys...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798124/eye-patches-protein-assembly-of-index-gradient-squid-lenses
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J Cai, J P Townsend, T C Dodson, P A Heiney, A M Sweeney
A parabolic relationship between lens radius and refractive index allows spherical lenses to avoid spherical aberration. We show that in squid, patchy colloidal physics resulted from an evolutionary radiation of globular S-crystallin proteins. Small-angle x-ray scattering experiments on lens tissue show colloidal gels of S-crystallins at all radial positions. Sparse lens materials form via low-valence linkages between disordered loops protruding from the protein surface. The loops are polydisperse and bind via a set of hydrogen bonds between disordered side chains...
August 11, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796115/cerebral-white-matter-structure-is-disrupted-in-gulf-war-veterans-with-chronic-musculoskeletal-pain
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Stephanie M VanRiper, Andrew L Alexander, Kelli F Koltyn, Aaron J Stegner, Laura D Ellingson, Daniel J Destiche, Ryan J Dougherty, Jacob B Lindheimer, Dane B Cook
Chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP) affects ∼25% of the 700,000 Veterans deployed during the Persian Gulf War (1990-91). The cause of their pain is unknown and there are no efficacious treatments. A small body of literature suggests that brain abnormalities exist in Gulf War Veterans (GVs), yet relationships between brain abnormalities and disease symptoms remain largely unexplored. Our purpose was to compare white matter (WM) integrity between GVCMP and matched, healthy Veteran controls (GVCO) and investigate relationships between cerebral WM integrity and symptoms...
August 8, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794813/cytocompatible-cell-encapsulation-via-hydrogel-photopolymerization-in-microfluidic-emulsion-droplets
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Bingzhao Xia, Zhongliang Jiang, Daniel Debroy, Dongmei Li, John Oakey
Encapsulating cells within biocompatible materials is a widely pursued and promising element of tissue engineering and cell-based therapies. Recently, extensive interest in microfluidic-enabled cell encapsulation has emerged as a strategy to structure hydrogels and establish custom cellular microenvironments. In particular, it has been shown that the microfluidic-enabled photoencapsulation of cells within PEG diacrylate (PEGDA)-based microparticles can be performed cytocompatibly within gas-permeable, nitrogen-jacketed polydimethylsiloxane microfluidic devices, which mitigate the oxygen inhibition of radical chain growth photopolymerization...
July 2017: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792209/boron-enabling-exciting-metal-rich-structures-and-magnetic-properties
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Jan P Scheifers, Yuemei Zhang, Boniface P T Fokwa
Boron's unique chemical properties and its reactions with metals have yielded the large class of metal borides with compositions ranging from the most boron-rich YB66 (used as monochromator for synchrotron radiation) up to the most metal-rich Nd2Fe14B (the best permanent magnet to date). The excellent magnetic properties of the latter compound originate from its unique crystal structure to which the presence of boron is essential. In general, knowing the crystal structure of any given extended solid is the prerequisite to understanding its physical properties and eventually predicting new synthetic targets with desirable properties...
August 9, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790924/effects-of-ionizing-irradiation-on-mouse-diaphragmatic-skeletal-muscle
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Tingyang Zhou, Lanchun Lu, Shiyong Wu, Li Zuo
Undesirable exposure of diaphragm to radiation during thoracic radiation therapy has not been fully considered over the past decades. Our study aims to examine the potential biological effects on diaphragm induced by radiation. One-time ionizing irradiation of 10 Gy was applied either to the diaphragmatic region of mice or to the cultured C2C12 myocytes. Each sample was then assayed for muscle function, oxidative stress, or cell viability on days 1, 3, 5, and 7 after irradiation. Our mouse model shows that radiation significantly reduced muscle function on the 5th and 7th days and increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) formation in the diaphragm tissue from days 3 to 7...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790393/on-the-dynamic-toroidal-multipoles-from-localized-electric-current-distributions
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Ivan Fernandez-Corbaton, Stefan Nanz, Carsten Rockstuhl
We analyze the dynamic toroidal multipoles and prove that they do not have an independent physical meaning with respect to their interaction with electromagnetic waves. We analytically show how the split into electric and toroidal parts causes the appearance of non-radiative components in each of the two parts. These non-radiative components, which cancel each other when both parts are summed, preclude the separate determination of each part by means of measurements of the radiation from the source or of its coupling to external electromagnetic waves...
August 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772538/the-effects-of-uv-light-on-the-chemical-and-mechanical-properties-of-a-transparent-epoxy-diamine-system-in-the-presence-of-an-organic-uv-absorber
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Saeid Nikafshar, Omid Zabihi, Mojtaba Ahmadi, Abdolreza Mirmohseni, Mojtaba Taseidifar, Minoo Naebe
Despite several excellent properties including low shrinkage, good chemical resistance, curable at low temperatures and the absence of byproducts or volatiles, epoxy resins are susceptible to ultra violet (UV) damage and their durability is reduced substantially when exposed to outdoor environments. To overcome this drawback, UV absorbers have been usually used to decrease the rate of UV degradation. In this present study, the effects of UV light on the chemical, mechanical and physical properties of cured epoxy structure, as well as the effect of an organic UV absorber, Tinuvin 1130, on the epoxy properties were investigated...
February 14, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771919/comparison-of-aapm-addendum-to-tg-51-iaea-trs-398-and-jsmp-12-calibration-of-photon-beams-in-water
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Naoki Kinoshita, Hiroshi Oguchi, Yasuhiro Nishimoto, Toshiki Adachi, Hiroki Shioura, Hirohiko Kimura, Kunio Doi
The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Working Group on TG-51 published an Addendum to the AAPM's TG-51 protocol (Addendum to TG-51) in 2014, and the Japan Society of Medical Physics (JSMP) published a new dosimetry protocol JSMP 12 in 2012. In this study, we compared the absorbed dose to water determined at the reference depth for high-energy photon beams following the recommendations given in AAPM TG-51 and the Addendum to TG-51, IAEA TRS-398, and JSMP 12. This study was performed using measurements with flattened photon beams with nominal energies of 6 and 10 MV...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771156/radioactivity-and-hydrochemical-properties-of-certain-thermal-turkish-spa-waters
#20
Muazzez Çelik Karakaya, Mahmut Doğru, Necati Karakaya, Fatih Kuluöztürk, Mahmut Tahir Nalbantçılar
The study aims to determine the radioactivity levels of thermal waters which have been used seasonally or permanently in spas for therapeutic intentions. Samples were collected from spas in different regions of Turkey. Some radionuclides ((40)K, (232)Th, (226)Ra, (137)Cs), gross alpha (GA) and gross beta (GB) activities, and physical and some chemical parameters were measured. Gamma radiation measurements for (226)Ra, (232)Th and (40)K radionuclides were performed by using a high purity germanium (HPGe) detector...
August 2017: Journal of Water and Health
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