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Vanraj, Robin Singh, S S Dhami, B S Pabla
Condition monitoring systems are increasingly being employed in industrial applications to improve the availability of equipment to increase the overall equipment efficiency. Condition monitoring of gearboxes, a key element of rotating machines, ensures to continuously reduce and eliminate costs, unscheduled downtime and unexpected breakdowns. This study demonstrates a low-cost microcontroller-based non-contact data acquisition system for condition monitoring of rotating machinery. Experimental validation of the proposed system was carried out by performing examination tests on a gearbox test rig...
June 2018: Royal Society Open Science
Jackrit Suthakorn, Narucha Tanaiutchawoot, Cholatip Wiratkapan, Songpol Ongwattanakul
Objective: This paper proposes the development of a breast biopsy navigation system with an assisted needle holder tool for a coaxial needle and a graphical user interface, which utilizes an optical tracking device to localize the needle position relative to the ultrasound image with the aim to improve performance especially for a new radiologist or an inexperienced group. Materials and methods: The system consists of an assisted needle holder tool, which as an attachment for the 2D ultrasound transducer and the graphical user interface (GUI) that shows the needle pathway, needle line and warning signs...
2018: European Journal of Radiology Open
Benjamin Titze, Christel Genoud, Rainer W Friedrich
We present SBEMimage , an open-source Python-based application to operate serial block-face electron microscopy (SBEM) systems. SBEMimage is designed for complex, challenging acquisition tasks, such as large-scale volume imaging of neuronal tissue or other biological ultrastructure. Advanced monitoring, process control, and error handling capabilities improve reliability, speed, and quality of acquisitions. Debris detection, autofocus, real-time image inspection, and various other quality control features minimize the risk of data loss during long-term acquisitions...
2018: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
Arun H Patil, Keshava K Datta, Santosh Kumar Behera, Sandeep Kasaragod, Sneha M Pinto, Shashanka G Koyangana, Premendu P Mathur, Harsha Gowda, Akhilesh Pandey, Thottethodi Subrahmanya Keshava Prasad
Candida tropicalis belongs to the non-albicans group of Candida, and causes epidermal, mucosal, or systemic candidiasis in immunocompromised individuals. Although the prevalence of candidiasis has increased worldwide and non-albicans Candida (NAC) are becoming more significant, there are very few studies that focus on the NAC biology. Proteins and their post-translational modifications (PTMs) are an integral aspect in the pathobiology of such medically important fungi. Previously, we had reported the largest proteomic catalog of C...
August 2018: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
Soaleha Shams, Shahid Amlani, Matthew Scicluna, Robert Gerlai
Zebrafish show great potential for behavioral neuroscience. Promising lines of research, however, require the development and validation of software tools that will allow automated and cost-effective behavioral analysis. Building on our previous work with the RealFishTracker (in-house-developed tracking system), we present Argus, a data extraction and analysis tool built in the open-source R language for behavioral researchers without any expertise in R. Argus includes a new, user-friendly, and efficient graphical user interface, instead of a command-line interface, and offers simplicity and flexibility in measuring complex zebrafish behavior through customizable parameters...
August 13, 2018: Behavior Research Methods
Daniel M Jenkins, Ryan Kurasaki
Advances in scientific knowledge are increasingly supported by a growing community of developers freely sharing new hardware and software tools. In this spirit we have developed a free Android app, ABE-VIEW, that provides a flexible graphical user interface (GUI) populated entirely from a remote instrument by ascii-coded instructions communicated wirelessly over Bluetooth. Options include an interactive chart for plotting data in real time, up to 16 data fields, and virtual controls including buttons, numerical controls with user-defined range and resolution, and radio buttons which the user can use to send coded instructions back to the instrument...
August 13, 2018: Sensors
Hongtao Wang, Ting Li, Anastasios Bezerianos, Hui Huang, Yuebang He, Peng Chen
Multiple degrees of freedom (DOF) commands are required for a brain-actuated virtual automatic car, which makes the brain-computer interface (BCI) control strategy a big challenge. In order to solve the challenging issue, a mixed model of BCI combining P300 potentials and motor imagery had been realized in our previous study. However, compared with single model BCI, more training procedures are needed for the mixed model and more mental workload for users to bear. In the present study, we propose a multiple patterns of motor imagery (MPMI) BCI method, which is based on the traditional two patterns of motor imagery...
August 13, 2018: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
Luqman Hakim Abdul Hadi, Quy Xiao Xuan Lin, Tri Tran Minh, Marie Loh, Hong Kiat Ng, Agus Salim, Richie Soong, Touati Benoukraf
BACKGROUND: The knowledge of miRNAs regulating the expression of sets of mRNAs has led to novel insights into numerous and diverse cellular mechanisms. While a single miRNA may regulate many genes, one gene can be regulated by multiple miRNAs, presenting a complex relationship to model for accurate predictions. RESULTS: Here, we introduce miREM, a program that couples an expectation-maximization (EM) algorithm to the common approach of hypergeometric probability (HP), which improves the prediction and prioritization of miRNAs from gene-sets of interest...
August 10, 2018: BMC Bioinformatics
Gabriel Famulari, Marc-André Renaud, Christopher M Poole, Michael D C Evans, Jan Seuntjens, Shirin A Enger
Despite being considered the gold standard for brachytherapy dosimetry, Monte Carlo (MC) has yet to be implemented into a software for brachytherapy treatment planning. The purpose of this work is to present RapidBrachyMCTPS, a novel treatment planning system (TPS) for brachytherapy applications equipped with a graphical user interface (GUI), optimization tools and a Geant4-based MC dose calculation engine, RapidBrachyMC. Brachytherapy sources and applicators were implemented in RapidBrachyMC and made available to the user via a source and applicator library in the GUI...
August 10, 2018: Physics in Medicine and Biology
Seyyed Mostafa Anjam, Nooshin Banaee, Hojjat Rahmani, Hassan Ali Nedaie
The purpose of this study is to determine and verify the exact location of radiation therapy fields by using port-film and digital reconstruction radiograph (DRR) as a low-cost tool. Initially, an appropriate algorithm was written for the application of port film in the megavoltage beam irradiation. Detectable contrast was created for the image and then by using appropriate markers and developed written program by MATLAB as DRrPortRegistartion. Semi-automatic and automatic registration between port-film and DRR images were performed for pelvic and chest phantoms...
August 9, 2018: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
Karina van den Broek, Mirco Daniel, Matthias Epple, Hubert Kuhn, Jonas Schaub, Achim Zielesny
Simplified Particle Input ConnEction Specification (SPICES) is a particle-based molecular structure representation derived from straightforward simplifications of the atom-based SMILES line notation. It aims at supporting tedious and error-prone molecular structure definitions for particle-based mesoscopic simulation techniques like Dissipative Particle Dynamics by allowing for an interplay of different molecular encoding levels that range from topological line notations and corresponding particle-graph visualizations to 3D structures with support of their spatial mapping into a simulation box...
August 9, 2018: Journal of Cheminformatics
Morteza Eslami, Ramin Shirali Hossein Zade, Zeinab Takalloo, Ghasem Mahdevar, Abbasali Emamjomeh, Reza H Sajedi, Javad Zahiri
Various cold-adapted organisms produce antifreeze proteins (AFPs), which prevent the freezing of cell fluids by inhibiting the growth of ice crystals. AFPs are currently being recognized in various organisms, living in extremely low temperatures. AFPs have several important applications in increasing freeze tolerance of plants, maintaining the tissue in frozen conditions and producing cold-hardy plants by applying transgenic technology. Substantial differences in the sequence and structure of the AFPs, pose a challenge for researchers to identify these proteins...
July 2018: Heliyon
Florian D Grill, Lucas M Ritschl, Franz X Bauer, Andrea Rau, Dominik Gau, Maximilian Roth, Markus Eblenkamp, Klaus-Dietrich Wolff, Denys J Loeffelbein
Computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology has been implemented in the treatment of cleft lip and palates (CLP) by several research groups. This pilot study presents a technique that combines intraoral molding with a semi-automated plate generation and 3D-printing. The clinical results of two intraoral molding approaches are compared. This is the first clinical investigation of semi-automated intraoral molding. Our study included newborns with unilateral CLP. Plaster models were digitalized and measured by two independent observers...
August 7, 2018: Scientific Reports
Axel Newe, Linda Becker
BACKGROUND: The Portable Document Format (PDF) is the standard file format for the communication of biomedical information via the internet and for electronic scholarly publishing. Although PDF allows for the embedding of three-dimensional (3D) objects and although this technology has great potential for the communication of such data, it is not broadly used by the scientific community or by clinicians. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this review was to provide an overview of existing publications that apply 3D PDF technology and the protocols and tools for the creation of model files and 3D PDFs for scholarly purposes to demonstrate the possibilities and the ways to use this technology...
August 7, 2018: JMIR Medical Informatics
Hengyang Lu, Jiabing Li, Melisa A Martinez Paniagua, Irfan N Bandey, Amit Amritkar, Harjeet Singh, David Mayerich, Navin Varadarajan, Badrinath Roysam
Motivation: Automated profiling of cell-cell interactions from high-throughput time-lapse imaging microscopy data of cells in nanowell grids (TIMING) has led to fundamental insights into cell-cell interactions in immunotherapy. This application note aims to enable widespread adoption of TIMING by (i) enabling the computations to occur on a desktop computer with a graphical processing unit (GPU) instead of a server; (ii) enabling image acquisition and analysis to occur in the laboratory avoiding network data transfers to/from a server; and (iii) providing a comprehensive graphical user interface...
August 1, 2018: Bioinformatics
J H Zhu, J Wang, X J Liu, C B Guo
Objective: To evaluate the accuracy and feasibility of a custom robot system guided by navigation for lateral skull base tumor biopsy. Methods: Two cadaver heads were used, with iopamidol injected into different areas in the skull base and infratemporal region to imitate the tumor. Cone beam CT (CBCT) scanning was performed before operation. With image data transferred to the graphical user interface of the computer workstation, the "tumor" was segmented as the target. The needle trajectory was determined by selecting the skin entry point and the target point on the surgical planning software...
August 9, 2018: Zhonghua Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Stomatology
G Ukmar, G E M Melloni, L Raddrizzani, P Rossi, S Di Bella, M R Pirchio, M Vescovi, A Leone, M Callari, M Cesarini, A Somaschini, G Della Vedova, M G Daidone, M Pettenella, A Isacchi, R Bosotti
The availability of genomic datasets in association with clinical, phenotypic, and drug sensitivity information represents an invaluable source for potential therapeutic applications, supporting the identification of new drug sensitivity biomarkers and pharmacological targets. Drug discovery and precision oncology can largely benefit from the integration of treatment molecular discriminants obtained from cell line models and clinical tumor samples; however this task demands comprehensive analysis approaches for the discovery of underlying data connections...
2018: BioMed Research International
Mayur Divate, Edwin Cheung
Assay for Transposase Accessible Chromatin with high-throughput sequencing (ATAC-seq) is a powerful genomic technology that is used for the global mapping and analysis of open chromatin regions. However, for users to process and analyze such data they either have to use a number of complicated bioinformatic tools or attempt to use the currently available ATAC-seq analysis software, which are not very user friendly and lack visualization of the ATAC-seq results. Because of these issues, biologists with minimal bioinformatics background who wish to process and analyze their own ATAC-seq data by themselves will find these tasks difficult and ultimately will need to seek help from bioinformatics experts...
2018: Frontiers in Genetics
Kenny Bravo-Rodriguez, Birte Hagemeier, Lea Drescher, Marian Lorenz, Juliana Rey, Michael Meltzer, Farnusch Kaschani, Markus Kaiser, Michael Ehrmann
RATIONALE: Mass spectrometry is an invaluable tool to analyze proteins. However, the sheer amount of data generated in mass spectrometry studies demands dedicated data processing tools that are efficient and require minimal user intervention. METHODS: Utilities for Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Proteins (UMSAP) is a graphical user interface designed for efficient post processing of mass spectrometry result files. The software is written in Tcl/Tk and can be used in Windows, OS X or Linux...
July 31, 2018: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
Anurag Sharma, Arun Khosla, Mamta Khosla, Yogeswara Rao
The main aim of this research work was to develop and validate a novel graphical user interface based hierarchical fuzzy autism detection tool named as "Fast and Accurate Diagnosis of Autism" for the diagnosis of autism disorder quickly and accurately and in addition, this tool also highlights the highly impaired area in each participant. Two groups of children had been participated in this study which includes autism group (N = 40) and normal group (N = 40). The hierarchical fuzzy expert system had been developed using IF-Then rules based on the experiences of the specialists and both the groups were tested on the designed system...
July 27, 2018: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine
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