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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732394/surface-charge-effects-on-the-electro-orientation-of-insulating-boron-nitride-nanotubes-in-aqueous-suspension
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Semih Cetindag, Bishnu Tiwari, Dongyan Zhang, Yoke Khin Yap, Sangil Kim, Jerry W Shan
The alignment of hexagonal boron-nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) in aqueous KCl solutions under spatially uniform electric fields was examined experimentally, using direct optical visualization to probe the orientation dynamics of individual BNNTs for different electric-field frequencies. Different from most previously studied nanowires and nanotubes, BNNTs are wide-bandgap materials which are essentially insulating at room temperature. We analyze the electro-orientation of BNNTs in the general context of polarizable cylindrical particles in liquid suspensions, whose behavior can fall into different regimes, including alignment due to Maxwell-Wagner induced dipoles at high frequencies, and alignment due to fluid motion of the electrical double layer around the particles at lower frequencies...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732356/the-circrna-interactome-innovative-hallmarks-of-the-intra-and-extracellular-radiation-response
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Valerie Bríd O'Leary, Jan Smida, Martina Matjanovski, Corinna Brockhaus, Klaudia Winkler, Simone Moertl, Saak Victor Ovsepian, Michael John Atkinson
Generated by Quaking (QKI), circular RNAs (circRNAs) are newly recognised non-coding RNA (ncRNA) members characterised by tissue specificity, increased stability and enrichment within exosomes. Studies have shown that ionizing radiation (IR) can influence ncRNA transcription. However, it is unknown whether circRNAs or indeed QKI are regulated by IR. Microarray circRNA profiling and next generation sequencing revealed that circRNA expression was altered by low and medium dose exposure sourced predominantly from genes influencing the p53 pathway...
July 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732328/spectroscopic-descriptors-for-dynamic-changes-of-soluble-microbial-products-from-activated-sludge-at-different-biomass-growth-phases-under-prolonged-starvation
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Tahir Maqbool, Jinwoo Cho, Jin Hur
In this study, the spectroscopic indices of soluble microbial products (SMP) were explored using absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy to identify different distinctive biomass growth phases (i.e., exponential phase, pseudo-endogenous phase, and endogenous phase) and to describe the microbial activity of activated sludge in a batch type bioreactor under prolonged starvation. The optical descriptors, including UV absorption at 254 nm (UVA254), spectral slope, absorbance slope index (ASI), biological index (BIX), humification index (HIX), and the ratio of tryptophan-like to humic-like components (C1/C2), were examined to describe the dynamic changes in SMP...
July 15, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732216/development-of-hla-b-57-01-genotyping-real-time-pcr-with-optimized-hydrolysis-probe-design
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Hou-Sung Jung, Gregory J Tsongalis, Joel A Lefferts
HLA-B*57:01 genotyping before abacavir (ABC) administration is a standard of care to avoid ABC-driven hypersensitivity reactions. Several HLA-B*57:01 tests have been developed, each with advantages and disadvantages. Some have limited accuracy, require special instrumentation, and/or are labor intensive and expensive. We developed a novel hydrolysis probe-based real-time PCR method of HLA-B*57:01 genotyping. Primer and probes were designed based on published sequence variations in exon 3 of HLA-B that distinguish HLA-B*57:01 from ABC-insensitive alleles such as HLA-B*57:03 and HLA-B*58:01...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732187/do-genetic-markers-of-inflammation-modify-the-relationship-between-periodontitis-and-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-findings-from-the-ship-study
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A A Akinkugbe, C L Avery, A S Barritt, S R Cole, M Lerch, J Mayerle, S Offenbacher, A Petersmann, M Nauck, H Völzke, G D Slade, G Heiss, T Kocher, B Holtfreter
An association between periodontitis and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been reported by experimental animal and epidemiologic studies. This study investigated whether circulating levels of serum C-reactive protein (CRP) and a weighted genetic CRP score representing markers of inflammatory burden modify the association between periodontitis and NAFLD. Data came from 2,481 participants of the Study of Health in Pomerania who attended baseline examination that occurred between 1997 and 2001. Periodontitis was defined as the percentage of sites (0%, <30%, ≥30%) with probing pocket depth (PD) ≥4 mm, and NAFLD status was determined using liver ultrasound assessment...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732167/quantum-transport-and-subband-structure-of-modulation-doped-gaas-alas-core-superlattice-nanowires
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Dominik Irber, Jakob Seidl, Damon James Carrad, Jonathan Becker, Nari Jeon, Bernhard Loitsch, Julia Winnerl, Sonja Matich, Markus Döblinger, Yang Tang, Stefanie Morkötter, Gerhard Abstreiter, Jonathan J Finley, M Grayson, Lincoln Lauhon, Gregor Koblmueller
Modulation-doped III-V semiconductor nanowire (NW) heterostructures have recently emerged as promising candidates to host high-mobility electron channels for future high-frequency, low-energy transistor technologies. The one-dimensional geometry of NWs also makes them attractive for studying quantum confinement effects. Here, we report correlated investigations into the discrete electronic sub-band structure of confined electrons in the channel of Si delta-doped GaAs/AlAs core-superlattice NW heterostructures and the associated signatures in low-temperature transport...
July 21, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732157/large-scale-statistics-for-threshold-optimization-of-optically-pumped-nanowire-lasers
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Juan Arturo Alanis, Dhruv Saxena, Sudha Mokkapati, Nian Jiang, Kun Peng, Xiaoyan Tang, Lan Fu, Hark Hoe Tan, Chennupati Jagadish, Patrick Parkinson
Single nanowire lasers based on bottom-up III-V materials have been shown to exhibit room-temperature near-infrared lasing, making them highly promising for use as nanoscale, silicon-integrable and coherent light sources. While lasing behavior is reproducible, small variations in growth conditions across a substrate arising from the use of bottom-up growth techniques can introduce inter-wire disorder, either through geometric or material inhomogeneity. Nanolasers critically depend on both high material quality and tight dimensional tolerances, and as such, lasing threshold is both sensitive to, and a sensitive probe of such inhomogeneity...
July 21, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732154/ironing-out-genes-in-the-environment-an-experimental-study-of-the-dna-goethite-interface
#8
Michael P Schmidt, Carmen Enid Martinez
DNA fate in soil plays an important role in the cycling of genetic information in the environment. Adsorption onto mineral surfaces has great impact on this function. This study probes the kinetics, equilibrium behavior and bonding mechanisms associated with adsorption of DNA onto goethite, a common soil mineral. Surface sensitive ATR-FTIR and XPS approaches are applied to directly characterize the DNA-goethite interface. Adsorption kinetics follow a pseudo-first order model, suggesting adsorption rate is surface limited...
July 21, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732139/advances-in-electrocatalysis-for-energy-conversion-and-synthesis-of-organic-molecules
#9
Yaovi Holade, Karine Servat, Sophie Tingry, Teko W Napporn, Hynd Remita, David Cornu, Kouakou Boniface Kokoh
The ubiquitous electrochemistry is expected to play a major role for reliable energy, and for production of sustainable fuels and chemicals. For organics-based electrocatalysis in an alkaline medium, the fundamental understandings at solid-liquid interfaces involve relatively complex mechanisms and performance descriptors (from the electrolyte and reaction intermediates), which undermine the roads towards advance and breakthroughs. Here, we review and diagnose recently designed strategies for the electrochemical conversion of organics into electricity or high added- value chemicals, and likely both...
July 21, 2017: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731780/evaluation-of-turmeric-chip-compared-with-chlorhexidine-chip-as-a-local-drug-delivery-agent-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-periodontitis-a-split-mouth-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Abhilasha Singh, Raja Sridhar, Ravi Shrihatti, Akash Mandloy
AIMS AND OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the effect of chlorhexidine (CHX) chip and turmeric chip as a local drug delivery (LDD) agent in the treatment of patients with chronic periodontitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 120 sites with pocket depths 5-8 mm were chosen as a split mouth design at 3 sites in the same patient. Selected sites were randomly divided into three groups to receive CHX chip in addition to scaling and root planing (SRP) in group A, turmeric chip in addition to SRP in group B, and SRP only in group C...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731775/nonlinear-quantum-metrology-of-many-body-open-systems
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M Beau, A Del Campo
We introduce general bounds for the parameter estimation error in nonlinear quantum metrology of many-body open systems in the Markovian limit. Given a k-body Hamiltonian and p-body Lindblad operators, the estimation error of a Hamiltonian parameter using a Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger state as a probe is shown to scale as N^{-[k-(p/2)]}, surpassing the shot-noise limit for 2k>p+1. Metrology equivalence between initial product states and maximally entangled states is established for p≥1. We further show that one can estimate the system-environment coupling parameter with precision N^{-(p/2)}, while many-body decoherence enhances the precision to N^{-k} in the noise-amplitude estimation of a fluctuating k-body Hamiltonian...
July 7, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731763/measurement-induced-strong-kerr-nonlinearity-for-weak-quantum-states-of-light
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Luca S Costanzo, Antonio S Coelho, Nicola Biagi, Jaromír Fiurášek, Marco Bellini, Alessandro Zavatta
Strong nonlinearity at the single photon level represents a crucial enabling tool for optical quantum technologies. Here we report on experimental implementation of a strong Kerr nonlinearity by measurement-induced quantum operations on weak quantum states of light. Our scheme coherently combines two sequences of single photon addition and subtraction to induce a nonlinear phase shift at the single photon level. We probe the induced nonlinearity with weak coherent states and characterize the output non-Gaussian states with quantum state tomography...
July 7, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731748/characterizing-time-irreversibility-in-disordered-fermionic-systems-by-the-effect-of-local-perturbations
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Shreya Vardhan, Giuseppe De Tomasi, Markus Heyl, Eric J Heller, Frank Pollmann
We study the effects of local perturbations on the dynamics of disordered fermionic systems in order to characterize time irreversibility. We focus on three different systems: the noninteracting Anderson and Aubry-André-Harper (AAH) models and the interacting spinless disordered t-V chain. First, we consider the effect on the full many-body wave functions by measuring the Loschmidt echo (LE). We show that in the extended or ergodic phase the LE decays exponentially fast with time, while in the localized phase the decay is algebraic...
July 7, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731741/nonlinear-conductivity-and-collective-charge-excitations-in-the-lowest-landau-level
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Assa Auerbach, Daniel P Arovas
For weakly disordered fractional quantum Hall phases, the nonlinear photoconductivity is related to the charge susceptibility of the clean system by a Floquet boost. Thus, it may be possible to probe collective charge modes at finite wave vectors by electrical transport. Incompressible phases, irradiated at slightly above the magnetoroton gap, are predicted to exhibit negative photoconductivity and zero resistance states with spontaneous internal electric fields. Nonlinear conductivity can probe composite fermions' charge excitations in compressible filling factors...
July 7, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731735/critical-time-crystals-in-dipolar-systems
#15
Wen Wei Ho, Soonwon Choi, Mikhail D Lukin, Dmitry A Abanin
We analyze the quantum dynamics of periodically driven, disordered systems in the presence of long-range interactions. Focusing on the stability of discrete time crystalline (DTC) order in such systems, we use a perturbative procedure to evaluate its lifetime. For 3D systems with dipolar interactions, we show that the corresponding decay is parametrically slow, implying that robust, long-lived DTC order can be obtained. We further predict a sharp crossover from the stable DTC regime into a regime where DTC order is lost, reminiscent of a phase transition...
July 7, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731617/in-vivo-diagnosis-of-early-stage-gastric-cancer-found-after-helicobacter-pylori-eradication-using-probe-based-confocal-laser-endomicroscopy
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Noriyuki Horiguchi, Tomomitsu Tahara, T Hyuga Yamada, Dai Yoshida, Masaaki Okubo, Mitsuo Nagasaka, Yoshihito Nakagawa, Tomoyuki Shibata, Tetsuya Tsukamoto, Makoto Kuroda, Naoki Ohmiya
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Early-stage gastric cancer (EGC) found after Helicobacter pylori (Hp) eradication often displays non-tumorous regenerative epithelium and/or maturated tumorous epithelium overlying the cancerous tissue, which may confuse endoscopic and histologic diagnosis. Probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (pCLE) enables in vivo real-time optical biopsy. We compared the diagnostic yields for these EGC cases using conventional white light endoscopy (WL), magnifying endoscopy with narrow-band imaging (ME-NBI), pCLE, and endoscopic biopsy; we also compared the accuracy of the horizontal extent diagnosis between ME-NBI and pCLE...
July 21, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731593/synthesis-characterization-and-efficient-catalytic-activities-of-a-nickel-ii-porphyrin-remarkable-solvent-and-substrate-effects-on-participation-of-multiple-active-oxidants
#17
Cheal Kim, Hye Ahn, Jeong Bae, Min Kim, Kwon Bok, Ha Jeong, Suk Lee
A new nickel(II) porphyrin complex, [NiII(porp)] (1) has been synthesized and characterized by 1H NMR, 13C NMR and mass spectrometry analysis. This NiII porphyrin complex 1 catalyzed quantitatively the epoxidation reaction of a wide range of olefins with meta-chloroperoxybenzoic acid (MCPBA) under mild conditions. Reactivity and Hammett studies, H218O-exchange experiments, and the use of PPAA (peroxyphenylacetic acid) as a mechanistic probe suggested that participation of multiple active oxidants NiII-OOC(O)R 2, NiIV-Oxo 3, and NiIII-Oxo 4 in olefin epoxidation reactions by nickel porphyrin complex is markedly affected by solvent polarity and concentration and type of substrate...
July 21, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731482/radiofluorination-of-a-nhc-pf5-adduct-toward-new-probes-for-18-f-pet-imaging
#18
Boris Vabre, Kantapat Chansaenpak, Mengzhe Wang, Hui Wang, Zibo Li, François P Gabbaï
The radiofluorination of N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) phosphorus(v) fluoride adducts has been investigated. The results show that the IMe-PF5 derivative (IMe = 1,3-dimethylimidazol-2-ylidene) undergoes a Lewis acid promoted (18)F-(19)F isotopic exchange. The resulting radiofluorinated probe is remarkably resistant to hydrolysis both in vitro as well as in vivo.
July 21, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731448/left-frontal-hub-connectivity-during-memory-performance-supports-reserve-in-aging-and-mild-cognitive-impairment
#19
Nicolai Franzmeier, Julia C Hartmann, Alexander Nw Taylor, Migeul A Araque Caballero, Lee Simon-Vermot, Katharina Buerger, Lana M Kambeitz-Ilankovic, Birgit Ertl-Wagner, Claudia Mueller, Cihan Catak, Daniel Janowitz, Robert Stahl, Martin Dichgans, Marco Duering, Michael Ewers
Reserve in aging and Alzheimer's disease (AD) is defined as maintaining cognition at a relatively high level in the presence of neurodegeneration, an ability often associated with higher education among other life factors. Recent evidence suggests that higher resting-state functional connectivity within the frontoparietal control network, specifically the left frontal cortex (LFC) hub, contributes to higher reserve. Following up these previous resting-state fMRI findings, we probed memory-task related functional connectivity of the LFC hub as a neural substrate of reserve...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731373/efficacy-of-1-metformin-gel-in-moderate-and-severe-chronic-periodontitis-subjects-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
#20
A R Pradeep, Kaushik Patnaik, Kanika Nagpal, Shruti Karvekar, C N Guruprasad, K M Kumaraswamy
BACKGROUND: To investigate efficacy of MF 1 % gel as, as an adjunct to scaling and root planing (SRP) in treatment of moderate and severe chronic periodontitis subjects. METHODS: Seventy subjects were categorized into two treatment groups: SRP plus 1% MF and SRP plus placebo. Clinical parameters were recorded at baseline, 3, 6 and 9 months; they included plaque index (PI), modified sulcus bleeding index (mSBI), pocket depth (PD), and clinical attachment level (CAL)...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Periodontology
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