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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651162/antibacterial-activity-corrosion-resistance-and-wear-behavior-of-spark-plasma-sintered-ta-5cu-alloy-for-biomedical-applications
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Jing Cui, Liang Zhao, Weiwei Zhu, Bi Wang, Cancan Zhao, Liming Fang, Fuzeng Ren
Tantalum has been widely used in orthopedic and dental implants. However, the major barrier to the extended use of such medical devices is the possibility of bacterial adhesion to the implant surface which will cause implant-associated infections. To solve this problem, bulk Ta-5Cu alloy has been fabricated by a combination of mechanical alloying and spark plasma sintering. The effect of the addition of Cu on the hardness, antibacterial activity, cytocompatibility, corrosion resistance and wear performance was systematically investigated...
June 21, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650825/dena-a-configurable-microarchitecture-and-design-flow-for-biomedical-dna-based-logic-design
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Zohre Beiki, Ali Jahanian
DNA is known as the building block for storing the life codes and transferring the genetic features through the generations. However, it is found that DNA strands can be used for a new type of computation that opens fascinating horizons in computational medicine. Significant contributions are addressed on design of DNA-based logic gates for medical and computational applications but there are serious challenges for designing the medium and large-scale DNA circuits. In this paper, a new microarchitecture and corresponding design flow is proposed to facilitate the design of multistage large-scale DNA logic systems...
June 23, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650486/advanced-carbon-dots-via-plasma-induced-surface-functionalization-for-fluorescent-and-bio-medical-applications
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So Young Park, Che Yoon Lee, Ha-Rim An, Hyeran Kim, Young-Chul Lee, Edmond Changkyun Park, Hang-Suk Chun, Hee Young Yang, Sae-Hae Choi, Hee Sik Kim, Kyoung Suk Kang, Hyun Gyu Park, Jong-Pil Kim, Yunju Choi, Jouhahn Lee, Hyun Uk Lee
Multifunctional carbon-based nanodots (C-dots) are synthesized using atmospheric plasma treatments involving reactive gases (oxygen and nitrogen). Surface design was achieved through one-step plasma treatment of C-dots (AC-paints) from polyethylene glycol used as a precursor. These AC-paints show high fluorescence, low cytotoxicity and excellent cellular imaging capability. They exhibit bright fluorescence with a quantum yield twice of traditional C-dots. The cytotoxicity of AC-paints was tested on BEAS2B, THLE2, A549 and hep3B cell lines...
June 26, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650173/polymer-pen-lithography-with-lipids-for-large-area-gradient-patterns
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Ravi Kumar, Ainhoa Urtizberea, Souvik Ghosh, Uwe Bog, Quinn Rainer, Steven Lenhert, Harald Fuchs, Michael Hirtz
For many applications in the biomedical sector (especially for cell screening assays, guidance and migration experiments), gradient patterns comprising bioactive compounds over comparably (in regard to a cell size) large areas are key. Polymer pen lithography (PPL), as an inherent highly parallel and large area technique has a great potential to serve in the fabrication of such patterns. We present strategies for the printing of functional phospholipid patterns via PPL that provide tunable feature size and feature density gradients over surface areas of several square millimeters...
June 26, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650140/dual-physically-crosslinked-nanocomposite-hydrogels-reinforced-by-tunicate-cellulose-nanocrystals-with-high-toughness-and-good-self-recoverability
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Tiantian Zhang, Tao Zuo, Danning Hu, Chunyu Chang
The weak mechanical properties of hydrogels usually limited their application in biomedical and industrial fields. Herein, we reported a nanocomposite network of poly (acrylic acid-co-acrylamide) (PAAAM) sequentially crosslinked by quaternized tunicate cellulose nanocrystals (Q-TCNCs) and Fe3+. Q-TCNCs acted as both interfacial compatible reinforcements and cross-linkers in the nanocomposite hydrogels to form loose crosslinking, whereas compact crosslinking was built by ionic coordination between Fe3+ and -COO- of PAAAM...
June 26, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650030/carbon-nanoscroll-silk-crystallite-hybrid-structures-with-controllable-hydration-and-mechanical-properties
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Yuan Cheng, Leng-Duei Koh, Fan Wang, Dechang Li, Baohua Ji, Jingjie Yeo, Guijian Guan, Ming-Yong Han, Yong-Wei Zhang
Hybrid structures of nanomaterials (e.g. tubes, scrolls, threads, cages) and biomaterials (e.g. proteins) hold tremendous potential for applications as drug carriers, biosensors, tissue scaffolds, cancer therapeutic agents, etc. However, in many cases, the interacting forces at the nano-bio interfaces and their roles in controlling the structures and dynamics of nano-bio-hybrid systems are very complicated but poorly understood. In this study, we investigate the structure and mechanical behavior of a protein-based hybrid structure, i...
June 26, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650029/nanoparticle-encapsulated-baicalein-markedly-modulates-pro-inflammatory-response-in-gingival-epithelial-cells
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Xuan Li, Wei Luo, Tsz Wing Ng, Ping Chung Leung, Chengfei Zhang, Ken Cham-Fai Leung, Lijian Jin
Severe gum disease (periodontitis), which is one of the major global oral diseases, results from microbe-host dysbiosis and dysregulated immuno-inflammatory responses. It seriously affects oral health and general wellbeing with significant socio-economic implications. It has been well documented that natural flavonoids such as baicalin (BA) and baicalein (BE) possess potent anti-inflammatory effects. However, their intrinsic poor solubility and low bioavailability severely limit their biomedical applications...
June 26, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649794/inverse-opal-scaffolds-and-their-biomedical-applications
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Yu Shrike Zhang, Chunlei Zhu, Younan Xia
Three-dimensional porous scaffolds play a pivotal role in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine by functioning as biomimetic substrates to manipulate cellular behaviors. While many techniques have been developed to fabricate porous scaffolds, most of them rely on stochastic processes that typically result in scaffolds with pores uncontrolled in terms of size, structure, and interconnectivity, greatly limiting their use in tissue regeneration. Inverse opal scaffolds, in contrast, possess uniform pores inheriting from the template comprised of a closely packed lattice of monodispersed microspheres...
June 26, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649573/supramolecular-self-assembly-of-a-model-hydrogelator-characterization-of-fiber-formation-and-morphology
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Yuan Gao, Ryan Nieuwendaal, Emilios K Dimitriadis, Boualem Hammouda, Jack F Douglas, Bing Xu, Ferenc Horkay
Hydrogels are of intense recent interest in connection with biomedical applications ranging from 3-D cell cultures and stem cell differentiation to regenerative medicine, controlled drug delivery and tissue engineering. This prototypical form of soft matter has many emerging material science applications outside the medical field. The physical processes underlying this type of solidification are incompletely understood and this limits design efforts aimed at optimizing these materials for applications. We address this general problem by applying multiple techniques (e...
December 2016: Gels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649464/light-in-diagnosis-therapy-and-surgery
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Seok Hyun Yun, Sheldon J J Kwok
Light and optical techniques have made profound impacts on modern medicine, with numerous lasers and optical devices being currently used in clinical practice to assess health and treat disease. Recent advances in biomedical optics have enabled increasingly sophisticated technologies - in particular those that integrate photonics with nanotechnology, biomaterials and genetic engineering. In this Review, we revisit the fundamentals of light-matter interactions, describe the applications of light in imaging, diagnosis, therapy and surgery, overview their clinical use, and discuss the promise of emerging light-based technologies...
2017: Nature biomedical engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648578/application-of-aptamers-in-treatment-and-diagnosis-of-leukemia
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REVIEW
Rezvan Yazdian-Robati, Atefeh Arab, Mohammad Ramezani, Khalil Abnous, Seyed Mohammad Taghdisi
Leukemia is a cancer of blood cells and bone marrow, leading to death in many patients mainly in children. Over the last several years, aptamers generated by SELEX (Systematic evolution of ligands by exponential enrichment) method, have quickly become a new class of targeting ligands for drug delivery applications and recently have been widely exploited in different biomedical applications, due to several potent properties such as high binding affinity and selectivity, low or no immunogenicity and toxicity, low cost and thermal stability...
June 22, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647645/adding-dimension-to-cellular-mechanotransduction-advances-in-biomedical-engineering-of-multiaxial-cell-stretch-systems-and-their-application-to-cardiovascular-biomechanics-and-mechano-signaling
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REVIEW
O Friedrich, D Schneidereit, Y A Nikolaev, V Nikolova-Krstevski, S Schürmann, A Wirth-Hücking, A L Merten, D Fatkin, B Martinac
Hollow organs (e.g. heart) experience pressure-induced mechanical wall stress sensed by molecular mechano-biosensors, including mechanosensitive ion channels, to translate into intracellular signaling. For direct mechanistic studies, stretch devices to apply defined extensions to cells adhered to elastomeric membranes have stimulated mechanotransduction research. However, most engineered systems only exploit unilateral cellular stretch. In addition, it is often taken for granted that stretch applied by hardware translates 1:1 to the cell membrane...
June 21, 2017: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647589/mannose-conjugated-layered-double-hydroxide-nanocomposite-for-targeted-sirna-delivery-to-enhanced-cancer-therapy
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Li Li, Run Zhang, Wenyi Gu, Zhi Ping Xu
Sheet-like layered double hydroxide nanoparticles (LDH NPs) have showed great potentials in biomedical applications such as nanocarriers for drug and gene delivery, biosensors and imaging agents. However, target delivery of drugs and genes using LDH NPs to the desired tumor sites is a major challenge in cancer therapy. The aim of this study is to develop a functional LDH-based nanocomposite for target delivery of siRNA to cancer cells. Mannose as a targeting moiety was firstly conjugated onto SiO2-coated LDH nanocomposite...
June 21, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646755/bio-fabrication-of-catalytic-platinum-nanoparticles-and-their-in-vitro-efficacy-against-lungs-cancer-cells-line-a549
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Sadeeq Ullah, Aftab Ahmad, Aoke Wang, Muslim Raza, Amin Ullah Jan, Kamran Tahir, Aziz Ur Rahman, Yuan Qipeng
Platinum based drugs are considered as effective agents against various types of carcinoma; however, the severe toxicity associated with the chemically prepared platinum complexes limit their practical applications. Similarly, water pollution caused by various organic moieties is another serious health problem worldwide. Hence, an intense need exists to develop new, effective and biocompatible materials with catalytic and biomedical applications. In the present contribution, we prepared platinum nanoparticles (PtNPs) by a green route using phytochemicals as a source of reducing and stabilizing agents...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646181/surface-bioactivation-through-the-nanostructured-layer-on-titanium-modified-by-facile-hpt-treatment
#15
Zhijun Guo, Nan Jiang, Chen Chen, Songsong Zhu, Li Zhang, Yubao Li
Facile fabrication of nanostructured surface is of great importance for the use of titanium (Ti) implants in biomedical field. In this study, a low-cost and easy-to-operate method called HPT (hydrothermal & pressure) here has been developed and used to fabricate the expected nanostructured surface on Ti substrates. The effects of experimental parameters on the morphology of Ti surface were investigated and characterized. The results indicated that by altering the hydrothermal pressure, NaOH concentration and treating time, surface nanostructure like nanopetals or nanoflakes could be formed on the surface of Ti substrates...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646143/a-comparison-between-sphere-and-rod-nanoparticles-regarding-their-in-vivo-biological-behavior-and-pharmacokinetics
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Yating Zhao, Yu Wang, Fu Ran, Yu Cui, Chang Liu, Qinfu Zhao, Yikun Gao, Da Wang, Siling Wang
In recent years, spherical nanoparticles has been studied extensively on biomedical applications including bioimaging and biosensing, diagnostics and theranostics, but the effect of the shape of nanoparticles has received little attention. In the present study, we designed three different shaped fluorescent mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs), long rod nanoparticles (NLR), short rod nanoparticles (NSR), and spherical nanoparticles (NS) to systematically examine their behavior in vivo after oral administration...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646119/rest-suppression-mediates-neural-conversion-of-adult-human-fibroblasts-via-microrna-dependent-and-independent-pathways
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Janelle Drouin-Ouellet, Shong Lau, Per Ludvik Brattås, Daniella Rylander Ottosson, Karolina Pircs, Daniela A Grassi, Lucy M Collins, Romina Vuono, Annika Andersson Sjöland, Gunilla Westergren-Thorsson, Caroline Graff, Lennart Minthon, Håkan Toresson, Roger A Barker, Johan Jakobsson, Malin Parmar
Direct conversion of human fibroblasts into mature and functional neurons, termed induced neurons (iNs), was achieved for the first time 6 years ago. This technology offers a promising shortcut for obtaining patient- and disease-specific neurons for disease modeling, drug screening, and other biomedical applications. However, fibroblasts from adult donors do not reprogram as easily as fetal donors, and no current reprogramming approach is sufficiently efficient to allow the use of this technology using patient-derived material for large-scale applications...
June 23, 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644918/heterogeneous-microtesla-sabre-enhancement-of-15n-nmr-signals
#18
Kirill V Kovtunov, Larisa M Kovtunova, Max E Gemeinhardt, Andrey V Bukhtiyarov, Jonathan Gesiorski, Valerii I Bukhtiyarov, Eduard Y Chekmenev, Igor V Koptyug, Boyd Goodson
The hyperpolarization of heteronuclei via Signal Amplification by Reversible Exchange (SABRE) was investigated under conditions of heterogeneous catalysis and microtesla magnetic fields. Immobilization of [IrCl(COD)(IMes)], [IMes = 1,3-bis(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl), imidazole-2-ylidene; COD = cyclooctadiene] catalyst onto silica particles modified with NH2(CH2)3- linkers engenders an effective heterogeneous SABRE (HET-SABRE) catalyst that was used to demonstrate ~102-fold enhancement of 15N NMR signals in pyridine at 9...
June 23, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644795/a-novel-short-term-event-extraction-algorithm-for-biomedical-signals
#19
Sasan Yazdani, Sibylle Fallet, Jean-Marc Vesin
In this paper we propose a fast novel non-linear filtering method named Relative-Energy (Rel-En), for robust short-term event extraction from biomedical signals. We developed an algorithm that extracts short- and long-term energies in a signal and provides a coefficient vector with which the signal is multiplied, heightening events of interest. This algorithm is thoroughly assessed on benchmark datasets in three different biomedical applications namely, ECG QRS-complex detection, EEG K-complex detection, and imaging photoplethysmography (iPPG) peak detection...
June 21, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643930/moving-towards-precision-orthodontics-an-evolving-paradigm-shift-in-the-planning-and-delivery-of-customized-orthodontic-therapy
#20
REVIEW
A H Jheon, S Oberoi, R C Solem, S Kapila
Advances in precision medicine portend similar progress in orthodontics and will be increasingly harnessed to achieve customized treatment approaches and enhance treatment efficiencies. Our goal is to provide a background on emerging advances in computer technologies and biomedicine and highlight their current and likely future applications to precision orthodontics. A review of orthodontically relevant technologies and advances in pertinent biological research was undertaken. Innovations in computer hardware and software, and 3D imaging technologies offer the ability for customized treatment and biomechanical planning that will be more fully realized within the next few decades...
June 2017: Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research
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