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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719671/environmentally-benign-dry-gel-conversions-of-zr-based-uio-metal-organic-frameworks-with-high-yield-and-the-possibility-of-solvent-re-use
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Serkan Gökpinar, Tatyana Diment, Christoph Janiak
Herein we report an alternative synthesis method for Zr-based UiO metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), namely dry-gel conversion (DGC). It was possible to synthesize nano- to microsized UiO-66, UiO-66-NH2 and UiO-67 with high crystallinity, high surface area and increased yield using only one-sixth or less of the solvent volume compared to the solution synthesis on the same scale. Additionally, it is shown that solvent re-use is possible over at least five synthesis runs making the DGC method an ecological and extremely solvent-economical route to obtain Zr-based UiO-MOFs with reproducible results...
July 18, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719591/non-equilibrium-dissipative-supramolecular-materials-with-a-tunable-lifetime
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Marta Tena-Solsona, Benedikt Rieß, Raphael K Grötsch, Franziska C Löhrer, Caren Wanzke, Benjamin Käsdorf, Andreas R Bausch, Peter Müller-Buschbaum, Oliver Lieleg, Job Boekhoven
Many biological materials exist in non-equilibrium states driven by the irreversible consumption of high-energy molecules like ATP or GTP. These energy-dissipating structures are governed by kinetics and are thus endowed with unique properties including spatiotemporal control over their presence. Here we show man-made equivalents of materials driven by the consumption of high-energy molecules and explore their unique properties. A chemical reaction network converts dicarboxylates into metastable anhydrides driven by the irreversible consumption of carbodiimide fuels...
July 18, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719462/spindle-cell-lipomas-in-women-a-report-of-53-cases
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Jennifer S Ko, Brianne Daniels, Patrick O Emanuel, Paul Elson, Vadim Khachaturov, Jesse K McKenney, John R Goldblum, Steven D Billings
Spindle cell lipomas (SCL) are typically tumors of the upper back/neck (shawl region) of men (80% to 90%). In general, there is a frequent tendency to restrict the diagnosis to this specific clinical scenario and a hesitancy to diagnose SCL in women. We hypothesized that SCL in women have a more varied presentation. A total of 395 SCL were diagnosed at our institution over the last 11 years. The diagnosis of SCL in women was confirmed by re-review. Immunohistochemical stains for CD34, desmin, estrogen receptor, and p16 were performed...
July 17, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719364/is-there-a-link-between-self-perceived-stress-and-physical-activity-levels-in-scottish-adolescents
#4
Joe Cowley, John Kiely, Dave Collins
Purpose Accumulating life stress is a driving factor underlying the most pervasive, incapacitating health conditions in 21st century, First World societies. The most widely supported strategy, for remediating the negative health consequences of elevated life stress, is physical activity (PA). Evidence also suggests accumulating life stress impedes PA uptake. Thus, ironically, persistently elevated life stress not only negatively impacts multiple dimensions of health, simultaneously it may also reduce likelihood of participation in the most effective remediating strategy, PA...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719340/sequence-comparison-of-phor-gyrb-groel-and-chea-genes-as-phylogenetic-markers-for-distinguishing-bacillus-amyloliquefaciens-and-b-subtilis-and-for-identifying-bacillus-strain-b29
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C Yu, J Jin, L-Q Meng, H-H Xia, H-F Yuan, J Wang, D-S Yu, X-Y Zhao, C-Q Sha
Given the close genetic relationship between Bacillus amyloliquefaciens and B. subtilis, distinguishing the two solely based on their physiological and biochemical characteristics and 16S rRNA sequences is difficult. Molecular identification was used to discover suitable genes for distinguishing the two bacteria, and to identify the bio-controlling strain B29, due to molecular identification has been paid more and more attention. The similarity of four genes, cheA, gyrB, groEL and phoR, of the two species was compared by the software BLASTN and MAGA, and phylogenetic tree was constructed...
May 20, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719247/telehealth-in-schools-using-a-systematic-educational-model-based-on-fiction-screenplays-interactive-documentaries-and-three-dimensional-computer-graphics
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Diogo Julien Miranda, Chao Lung Wen
BACKGROUND: Preliminary studies suggest the need of a global vision in academic reform, leading to education re-invention. This would include problem-based education using transversal topics, developing of thinking skills, social interaction, and information-processing skills. We aimed to develop a new educational model in health with modular components to be broadcast and applied as a tele-education course. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We developed a systematic model based on a "Skills and Goals Matrix" to adapt scientific contents on fictional screenplays, three-dimensional (3D) computer graphics of the human body, and interactive documentaries...
July 18, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719228/successful-use-of-noninvasive-ventilation-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-how-do-high-performing-hospitals-do-it
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Kimberly A Fisher, Kathleen M Mazor, Sarah Goff, Mihaela S Stefan, Penelope S Pekow, Lauren A Williams, Vida Rastegar, Michael B Rothberg, Nicholas S Hill, Peter K Lindenauer
RATIONALE: Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) is a cornerstone of treatment for patients with severe exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) where it has been shown to reduce the need for intubation, hospital length of stay, and mortality. Despite high quality evidence and strong recommendations in clinical guidelines, use of NIV varies widely across hospitals. OBJECTIVE: To identify approaches used by hospitals which have been successful in implementing NIV to treat patients with severe exacerbations of COPD...
July 18, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719200/cis-pinonic-acid-oxidation-by-hydroxyl-radicals-in-the-aqueous-phase-under-acidic-and-basic-conditions-kinetics-and-mechanism
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Bartlomiej Witkowski, Tomasz Gierczak
Aqueous-phase oxidation of cis-pinonic acid (CPA) by hydroxyl radicals (OH) was studied using a relative rate technique under acidic and basic conditions. Liquid chromatography (LC) coupled to the negative electrospray ionization (ESI) quadrupole tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) was used to monitor a disappearance of CPA and reference compounds. The measured second order reaction rate coefficients of CPA with OH were: 3.6 ± 0.3 × 10(9) M(-1)s(-1) (pH=2) and 3.0 ± 0.3 × 10(9) M(-1)s(-1) (pH = 10) - combined uncertainties are 2σ...
July 18, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719143/osteoporotic-vertebral-fracture-prevalence-varies-widely-between-radiological-assessment-methods-the-rotterdam-study
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L Oei, F Koromani, S J Breda, J T Schousboe, E M Clark, Jbj van Meurs, M A Ikram, J H Waarsing, Fja van Rooij, M C Zillikens, G P Krestin, Ehg Oei, F Rivadeneira
BACKGROUND: Accurate diagnosis of vertebral osteoporotic fractures is crucial for the identification of individuals at high risk of future fractures. Different methods for radiological assessment of vertebral fractures exist, but a gold standard is lacking. The aim of our study was to estimate statistical measures of agreement and prevalence of osteoporotic vertebral fractures in the population-based Rotterdam Study, across the two most commonly applied assessment methods. METHODS: The quantitative morphometry (QM) method, evaluates vertebral height loss that affects vertebral shape whereas the algorithm based qualitative (ABQ) method judges endplate integrity and includes guidelines for the differentiation of vertebral fracture and non- fracture deformities...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719044/symmetry-breaking-in-development-and-stochastic-gene-expression
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Jonathan R Chubb
The prevailing emphasis in developmental biology since the expansion of the molecular biology age has been that developmental decisions are instructive. A cell differentiates to become a specific cell type because it receives a signal, whereas its neighbor that does not receive the signal adopts a different fate. This emphasis has been generally accepted, largely because of the success of this view in tractable invertebrate model organisms, and the widespread similarities in molecular regulation to the development of more complex species...
July 18, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719013/in-an-era-of-highly-effective-treatment-hepatitis-c-screening-of-the-general-population-of-the-united-states-for-hepatitis-c-should-be-considered
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Zobair Younossi, Deidre Blissett, Rob Blissett, Linda Henry, Youssef Younossi, Rachel Beckerman, Sharon Hunt
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment with all oral direct acting antiviral agents (DAA's) achieve sustained virologic response (SVR) rates of 98%. Re-assessment of general US population screening for HCV is imperative. This study compared the cost-effectiveness (CE) of three HCV screening strategies: screen all (SA), screen Birth Cohort (BCS), and screen high risks (HRS). METHODS: Using a previous designed decision-analytic Markov model, estimations of the natural history of HCV and CE evaluation of the three HCV screening strategies over a lifetime horizon in the US population was undertaken...
July 18, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718938/quality-control-of-ultrasound-for-fetal-biometry-results-from-the-intergrowth-21-st-project
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Angelo Cavallaro, Stephen T Ash, Raffaele Napolitano, Sikolia Wanyonyi, Eric O Ohuma, Malid Molloholli, Joyce Sande, Ippokratis Sarris, Christos Ioannou, Tess Norris, Vera Donadono, Maria Carvalho, Manorama Purwar, Fernando C Barros, Yasmin A Jaffer, Enrico Bertino, Ruyan Pang, Michael G Gravett, Laurent J Salomon, Julia Alison Noble, Douglas G Altman, Aris T Papageorghiou
OBJECTIVES: To assess a comprehensive package of ultrasound quality control in a large multicentre study of fetal growth - the Fetal Growth Longitudinal Study of the INTERGROWTH-21(st) Project. METHODS: We performed quality control (QC) measures on 20,313 ultrasound scan images taken prospectively from 4,321 fetuses at 14-41 weeks' gestation in eight geographical locations. At the time of each ultrasound examination, three fetal biometric variables were measured in triplicate on separately generated images: head circumference (HC), abdominal circumference (AC) and femur length (FL)...
July 18, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718808/beta-palmitate-improves-bone-length-and-quality-during-catch-up-growth-in-young-rats
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Meytal Bar-Maisels, Yankel Gabet, Raanan Shamir, Sahar Hiram-Bab, Metsada Pasmanik-Chor, Moshe Phillip, Fabiana Bar-Yoseph, Galia Gat-Yablonski
Palmitic acid (PA) is the most abundant saturated fatty acid in human milk, where it is heavily concentrated in the sn-2-position (termed beta palmitate, BPA) and as such is conserved in all women, regardless of their diet or ethnicity, indicating its physiological and metabolic importance. We hypothesized that BPA improves the efficiency of nutrition-induced catch up growth as compared to sn-1,3 PA, which is present in vegetable oil. Pre-pubertal male rats were subjected to a 17 days food restriction followed by re-feeding for nine days with 1,3 PA or BPA-containing diets...
July 18, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718766/structural-insights-into-the-light-driven-auto-assembly-process-of-the-water-oxidizing-mn4cao5-cluster-in-photosystem-ii
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Miao Zhang, Martin Bommer, Ruchira Chatterjee, Rana Hussein, Junko Yano, Holger Dau, Jan Kern, Holger Dobbek, Athina Zouni
In plants, algae and cyanobacteria, Photosystem II (PSII) catalyzes the light-driven splitting of water at a protein-bound Mn4CaO5-cluster, the water-oxidizing complex (WOC). In the photosynthetic organisms, the light-driven formation of the WOC from dissolved metal ions is a key process because it is essential in both initial activation and continuous repair of PSII. Structural information is required for understanding of this chaperone-free metal-cluster assembly. For the first time, we obtained a structure of PSII from Thermosynechococcus elongatus without the Mn4CaO5-cluster...
July 18, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718735/correction-re-tissue-engineering-part-c-2017-23-5-251-261
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July 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718620/high-performance-cathode-based-on-microporous-mo-v-bi-oxide-for-li-battery-and-the-investigation-by-operando-x-ray-absorption-fine-structure
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Zhenxin Zhang, Satoshi Ishikawa, Masaki Kikuchi, Hirofumi Yoshikawa, Qi Lian, Heng Wang, Toshiaki Ina, Akihiro Yoshida, Masahiro Sadakane, Futoshi Matsumoto, Wataru Ueda
The development of cathode-active material of Li battery is important for the current emerging energy transferring and saving problems. A stable crystalline microporous complex metal oxide based on Mo, V, and Bi is an active and suitable material for Li battery. High capacity (380 Ah/kg) and stable cycle performance are achieved. X-ray absorption near-edge structure analyses demonstrate that the original Mo(6+) and V(4+) ions are reduced to Mo(4+) and V(3+) in the dis-charging process, respectively, which results in a 70-electron reduction per formula...
July 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718523/error-rate-of-automated-calculation-for-wound-surface-area-using-a-digital-photography
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S Yang, J Park, H Lee, J B Lee, B U Lee, B H Oh
BACKGROUND: Although measuring would size using digital photography is a quick and simple method to evaluate the skin wound, the possible compatibility of it has not been fully validated. PURPOSE: To investigate the error rate of our newly developed wound surface area calculation using digital photography. METHODS: Using a smartphone and a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera, four photographs of various sized wounds (diameter: 0.5-3.5 cm) were taken from the facial skin model in company with color patches...
July 17, 2017: Skin Research and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718378/microrna-613-is-downregulated-in-hcmv-positive-glioblastoma-and-inhibits-tumour-progression-by-targeting-arginase-2
#18
Yan Wang, Peng Zhao, Dongmeng Qian, Ming Hu, Li Zhang, Hailei Shi, Bin Wang
Glioblastoma is the most common and malignant tumour that occurs primarily in nervous system and has a high morbidity. Research on glioblastoma has recently focused on human cytomegalovirus, belonging to the beta subfamily of Herpesviridae that plays crucial roles in cancer development and progression. This study aimed to investigate the role of human cytomegalovirus-associated microRNA-613 in glioblastoma. In this study, we demonstrate that microRNA-613 expression was frequently reduced in human cytomegalovirus-positive glioblastoma specimens/cells compared with human cytomegalovirus-negative glioblastoma tissue/cells, and a significant correlation was observed between the reduction in microRNA-613 expression and the presence of unfavourable variables, including tumour size (p = 0...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718307/late-post-treatment-radiographic-changes-3-years-following-chemoradiation-for-glioma-the-importance-of-histopathology
#19
Joao R Galante, Fausto Rodriguez, Stuart A Grossman, Roy E Strowd
Treatment-related changes can mimic brain tumor progression both clinically and radiographically. Distinguishing these two entities represents a major challenge in neuro-oncology. No single imaging modality is capable of reliably achieving such distinction. While histopathology remains the gold standard, definitive pathological criteria are also lacking which can further complicate such cases. We report a patient with high-grade glioma who, after initially presenting with histopathologically confirmed pseudoprogression 10 months following treatment, re-presented 3 years following concurrent chemoradiation with clinical and radiographic changes that were most consistent with progressive disease but for which histopathology revealed treatment effects without active glioma...
July 18, 2017: CNS Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718246/effect-of-cobalt-chromium-alloy-re-use-in-dentistry-on-its-castability-value
#20
Yogendra Imran, Muhammad Raza, Muhammad Sartaj Khan, Yousaf Hayat
BACKGROUND: Re-use of dental casting alloy is a routine practice, which is carried out with the motive to conserve resources. There have been studies on the re-use of alloys but a controversy exists as to the proportioning ratio of fresh to used alloy and the number of time an alloy can be recast. The objective of the study was to measure the effect of addition of 50% by weight used alloy to the fresh Cobalt-Chromium alloy on the castability. METHODS: In the present in-vitro experimental study A total of 20 specimens were cast by flame centrifuge, using modified Whitlock's method...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
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