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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102524/heat-transfer-capability-of-ethylene-glycol-water-based-nanofluids-containing-graphene-nanoplatelets-design-and-thermophysical-profile
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D Cabaleiro, L Colla, S Barison, L Lugo, L Fedele, S Bobbo
This research aims at studying the stability and thermophysical properties of nanofluids designed as dispersions of sulfonic acid-functionalized graphene nanoplatelets in an (ethylene glycol + water) mixture at (10:90)% mass ratio. Nanofluid preparation conditions were defined through a stability analysis based on zeta potential and dynamic light scattering (DLS) measurements. Thermal conductivity, dynamic viscosity, and density were experimentally measured in the temperature range from 283.15 to 343.15 K and nanoparticle mass concentrations of up to 0...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099872/assessment-of-gait-and-sensorimotor-deficits-in-the-d1ct-7-mouse-model-of-tourette-syndrome
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Stephen C Fowler, Laura J Mosher, Sean C Godar, Marco Bortolato
Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by multiple motor and phonic tics. While TS patients have been also shown to exhibit subtle abnormalities of sensorimotor integration and gait, animal models of this disorder are seldom tested for these functions. To fill this gap, we assessed gait and sensorimotor integration in the D1CT-7 mouse, one of the best-validated animal models of TS. D1CT-7 mice exhibit spontaneous tic-like manifestations, which, in line with the clinical phenomenology of TS, are markedly exacerbated by environmental stress...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095763/effect-of-socks-structures-on-plantar-dynamic-pressure-distribution
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Zeynab Soltanzadeh, Saeed Shaikhzadeh Najar, M Haghpanahi, M R Mohajeri-Tehrani
A major purpose of investigating the plantar pressure in patients with pain or those at risk for skin injury is to reduce the pressure below metatarsal heads, specially first and second metatarsal heads. The aim of this article is to evaluate the effects of the socks structures on the changes in plantar dynamic pressure. In this study, seven socks types with different structures for the sole area were produced. The Gaitview(®) AFA-50 system, a force plate, was used to measure the plantar dynamic pressure of 10 participants...
November 2016: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095644/xenopus-as-a-model-organism-to-study-heterotrimeric-g-protein-pathway-during-collective-cell-migration-of-neural-crest
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G Toro-Tapia, S Villaseca, J I Leal, A Beyer, J Fuentealba, M Torrejón
Collective cell migration is essential in many fundamental aspects of normal development, like morphogenesis, organ formation, wound healing and immune responses, as well as in the etiology of severe pathologies, like cancer metastasis. In spite of the huge amount of data accumulated on cell migration, such a complex process involves many molecular actors, some of which still remain to be functionally characterized. One of these signals is the heterotrimeric G-protein pathway that has been studied mainly in gastrulation movements...
January 17, 2017: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093458/single-cell-gene-expression-analysis-reveals-diversity-among-human-spermatogonia
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N Neuhaus, J Yoon, N Terwort, S Kliesch, J Seggewiss, A Huge, R Voss, S Schlatt, R V Grindberg, H R Schöler
STUDY QUESTION: Is the molecular profile of human spermatogonia homogeneous or heterogeneous when analysed at the single-cell level? SUMMARY ANSWER: Heterogeneous expression profiles may be a key characteristic of human spermatogonia, supporting the existence of a heterogeneous stem cell population. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Despite the fact that many studies have sought to identify specific markers for human spermatogonia, the molecular fingerprint of these cells remains hitherto unknown...
January 15, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092739/an-emg-driven-biomechanical-model-of-the-canine-cervical-spine
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M Alizadeh, G G Knapik, J S Dufour, C Zindl, M J Allen, J Bertran, N Fitzpatrick, W S Marras
Due to the frequency of cervical spine injuries in canines, the purpose of this effort was to develop an EMG-driven dynamic model of the canine cervical spine to assess a biomechanical understanding that enables one to investigate the risk of neck disorders. A canine subject was recruited in this investigation in order to collect subject specific data. Reflective markers and a motion capture system were used for kinematic measurement; surface electrodes were used to record electromyography signals, and with the aid of force plate kinetics were recorded...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089275/microfluidic-membrane-suppressor-module-design-and-evaluation-for-capillary-ion-chromatography
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Sam Wouters, Cees Bruggink, Yury Agroskin, Christopher Pohl, Sebastiaan Eeltink
A microfluidic ion-suppression module for use in ion-exchange chromatography has been developed and evaluated. The device consists of an ion-exchange membrane clamped between two polymer chips featuring a 200×100μm (width×depth) eluent channel (l=60mm), and a 300×150μm regenerant channel (60mm), respectively. The suppression efficacy using a Nafion membrane was compared with that of a styrene-sulfonate grafted fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) membrane. The latter was found to outperform Nafion in terms of lowest attainable background signal (suppression efficacy) and dynamic suppression range...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078364/-ligament-injuries-of-fingers-and-thumbs
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R Schmitt
Degenerative and traumatic ligament lesions of the carpometacarpal joints frequently occur at the thumb ray, whereas the carpometacarpal amphiarthrosis of other finger rays are rarely affected. The metacarpophalangeal and interphalangeal joints of the thumb and fingers are stabilized by bilaterally running collateral ligaments and palmar plates. At the base of the metacarpophalangeal joints, several ligaments of the extensor hoods guide the extensor tendons and coordinate the fine motoric skills of phalangeal flexing and extending...
January 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069392/characterization-and-validation-of-a-split-belt-treadmill-for-measuring-hindlimb-ground-reaction-forces-in-able-bodied-and-spinalized-felines
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Marko Dimiskovski, Richard Scheinfield, Dwight Higgin, Alexander Krupka, Michel A Lemay
BACKGROUND: The measurement of ground reaction forces (GRFs) in animals trained to locomote on a treadmill after spinal cord injury (SCI) could prove valuable for evaluating training outcomes; however, quantitative measures of the GRFs in spinal felines are limited. NEW METHOD: A split belt treadmill was designed and constructed to measure the GRFs of feline hindlimbs during stepping. The treadmill consists of two independent treadmill assemblies, each mounted on a force plate...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063364/lamb-waves-propagation-in-layered-piezoelectric-piezomagnetic-plates
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Hamdi Ezzin, Morched Ben Amor, Mohamed Hédi Ben Ghozlen
A dynamic solution is presented for the propagation of harmonic waves in magneto-electro-elastic plates composed of piezoelectric BaTiO3(B) and magnetostrictive CoFe2O4(F) material. The state-vector approach is employed to derive the propagator matrix which connects the field variables at the upper interface to those at the lower interface of each layer. The ordinary differential approach is employed to determine the wave propagating characteristics in the plate by imposing the traction-free boundary condition on the top and bottom surfaces of the layered plate...
December 26, 2016: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062260/effect-of-differential-surface-anisotropy-on-performance-of-two-plate-shaped-crystals-of-aspirin-form-i
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Tanshu Jain, Sneha Sheokand, Sameer R Modi, Bharat Ugale, Ram Naresh Yadav, Navin Kumar, C M Nagaraja, Arvind K Bansal
Differential surface anisotropy of different crystals of the same API can have a significant impact on their pharmaceutical performance. The present work investigated the impact of differential surface anisotropy of two plate-shaped crystals of aspirin (form I) on their hygroscopicity, stability and compaction behavior. These crystals differed in their predominant facets (100) and (001) and were coded as AE-100 & E-001. (100) facets exposed polar carbonyl groups which provided hydrophilicity to the facets. In contrast, (001) facets possessed hydrophobicity as they exposed non-polar aryl and methyl groups...
January 3, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060814/glenohumeral-joint-kinematics-following-clavicular-fracture-and-repairs
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Claudio Rosso, Michael Nasr, Kempland C Walley, Ethan R Harlow, Babak Haghpanah, Ashkan Vaziri, Arun J Ramappa, Ara Nazarian, Joseph P DeAngelis
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this biomechanical study was to determine the effect of shortened clavicle malunion on the center of rotation of the glenohumeral (GH) joint, and the capacity of repair to restore baseline kinematics. METHODS: Six shoulders underwent automated abduction (ABD) and abbreviated throwing motion (ATM) using a 7-DoF automated upper extremity testing system in combination with an infrared motion capture system to measure the center of rotation of the GH joint...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058577/development-of-an-indirect-dot-ppa-elisa-using-glutamate-dehydrogenase-as-a-diagnostic-antigen-for-the-rapid-and-specific-detection-of-streptococcus-suis-and-its-application-to-clinical-specimens
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Xiao-Jing Xia, Lei Wang, Zhi-Qiang Shen, Wanhai Qin, Jianhe Hu, Shi-Jin Jiang, Shu-Guang Li
Streptococcus suis is an important zoonotic pathogen causing infections in pigs and humans. Bacterial surface-related proteins are often explored as potential vaccine candidates and diagnostic antigens. In the present study, glutamate dehydrogenase, a highly conserved immunogenic extracellular protein, was used to establish a dot horseradish peroxidase enzyme-linked staphylococcal protein A immunosorbent assay (Dot-PPA-ELISA) for diagnosis of S. suis infection. The antigen-antibody reaction was optimised through checkerboard titration involving serial dilutions, followed by selective blocking tests and evaluations of cross-reaction, repeatability, and stability...
January 5, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058271/remodeling-of-the-inner-hair-cell-microtubule-meshwork-in-a-mouse-model-of-auditory-neuropathy-auna1
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Clément Surel, Marie Guillet, Marc Lenoir, Jérôme Bourien, Gaston Sendin, Willy Joly, Benjamin Delprat, Marci M Lesperance, Jean-Luc Puel, Régis Nouvian
Auditory neuropathy 1 (AUNA1) is a form of human deafness resulting from a point mutation in the 5' untranslated region of the Diaphanous homolog 3 (DIAPH3) gene. Notably, the DIAPH3 mutation leads to the overexpression of the DIAPH3 protein, a formin family member involved in cytoskeleton dynamics. Through study of diap3-overexpressing transgenic (Tg) mice, we examine in further detail the anatomical, functional, and molecular mechanisms underlying AUNA1. We identify diap3 as a component of the hair cells apical pole in wild-type mice...
November 2016: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054122/-steel-or-titanium-for-osteosynthesis-a%C3%A2-mechanobiological-perspective
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M Heyland, G N Duda, S Märdian, M Schütz, M Windolf
BACKGROUND: An implant used for stabilizing a fracture creates a mechanical construct, which directly determines the biology of bone healing. The stabilization of fractures places high mechanical demands on implants and therefore steel and titanium are currently almost exclusively used as the materials of choice. OBJECTIVES: The possible range of attainable mechanobiological stimulation for mechanotherapy as a function of plate stiffness depending on the selection of the plate material and the physical and mechanical properties of the material options are discussed...
January 4, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053382/a-novel-adjustable-dynamic-plate-for-treatment-of-long-bone-fractures-an-in-vitro-biomechanical-study
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Ahmet Karakasli, Nihat Acar, Ahmet Karaarslan, Fatih Ertem, Hasan Havitcioglu
INTRODUCTION: Locking compression plate (LCP) system was designed to provide bone stability and to enhance bone healing. However, implant failure, nonunion and instability are still frequently encountered complications. The purpose of this study was to assess and compare the biomechanical characteristics of a novel adjustable dynamic plate (ADP) with the commonly used LCP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twelve 4th generation composite artificial femoral bones were used...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052811/short-term-outcomes-of-mandibular-reconstruction-in-oncological-patients-using-a-cad-cam-prosthesis-including-a-condyle-supporting-a-fibular-free-flap
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Achille Tarsitano, Salvatore Battaglia, Valerio Ramieri, Piero Cascone, Leonardo Ciocca, Roberto Scotti, Claudio Marchetti
PURPOSE: Condylar reconstruction and replacement using alloplastic materials currently attracts much surgical interest. The major challenge is to functionally reconstruct the anatomical region; this is crucial in terms of correct mandibular function. The goal of the present study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of and complications experienced by a series of oncological patients who underwent computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) condylar reconstruction following resection-disarticulation of the mandible...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049334/anomalous-diffusion-and-diffusion-anomaly-in-confined-janus-dumbbells
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Leandro B Krott, Cristina Gavazzoni, José Rafael Bordin
Self-assembly and dynamical properties of Janus nanoparticles have been studied by molecular dynamic simulations. The nanoparticles are modeled as dimers and they are confined between two flat parallel plates to simulate a thin film. One monomer from the dumbbells interacts by a standard Lennard-Jones potential and the other by a two-length scales shoulder potential, typically used for anomalous fluids. Here, we study the effects of removing the Brownian effects, typical from colloidal systems immersed in aqueous solution, and consider a molecular system, without the drag force and the random collisions from the Brownian motion...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048178/su-f-t-674-in-vitro-study-of-5-aminolevulinic-acid-mediated-photo-dynamic-therapy-in-human-cancer-cell-lines
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D Cvetkovic, B Wang, R Gupta, C Ma
PURPOSE: Photodynamic therapy (PTD) is a promising cancer treatment modality. 5-sminolevulinic acid (ALA) is a clinically approved photosensitizer. Here we studied the effect of 5-ALA administration with irradiation on several cell lines in vitro. METHODS: Human head and neck (FaDu), lung (A549) and prostate (LNCaP) cancer cells (104/well) were seeded overnight in 96-well plates (Figure 1). 5-ALA at a range from 0.1 to 30.0mg/ml was added to confluent cells 3h before irradiation in 100ul of culture medium...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047273/su-f-t-299-an-experimental-2d-computed-radiography-cr-dosimeter-for-imrt-are-in-field-measurements-affected-by-the-low-energy-photon-overresponse
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W Crijns, D Vandenbroucke, P Leblans, T Depuydt
PURPOSE: Computed Radiography (CR) dosimetry could offer film dosimetry resolution and flexibility but with reusability and instantaneous processing. For an experimental CR-plate, designed for radiotherapy (Zeff=18), CR's typical out-of-field over-response to low energy photons was previously reduced to 8%. The present work assesses the impact of the residual over-response when open-fields are combined or when intensity modulated fields are used. METHODS: Agfa Healthcare's experimental CRplate was scanned and erased 4min after each irradiation using a flying-spot CR-15-X-engine based reader, which was adapted for radiotherapy dosimetry...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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