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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634378/compact-acceleration-of-energetic-neutral-atoms-using-high-intensity-laser-solid-interaction
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Malay Dalui, T Madhu Trivikram, James Colgan, John Pasley, M Krishnamurthy
Recent advances in high-intensity laser-produced plasmas have demonstrated their potential as compact charge particle accelerators. Unlike conventional accelerators, transient quasi-static charge separation acceleration fields in laser produced plasmas are highly localized and orders of magnitude larger. Manipulating these ion accelerators, to convert the fast ions to neutral atoms with little change in momentum, transform these to a bright source of MeV atoms. The emittance of the neutral atom beam would be similar to that expected for an ion beam...
June 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630880/prominent-lateral-spread-of-imaged-evoked-activity-beyond-cortical-columns-in-barrel-cortex-provides-foundation-for-coding-whisker-identity
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Nathan S Jacobs, Ron D Frostig
The posterior medial barrel subfield (PMBSF) of a rat primary somatosensory cortex exquisitely demonstrates topography and columnar organization, defining features of sensory cortices in the mammalian brain. Optical imaging and neuronal recordings in rat PMBSF demonstrate how evoked cortical activity following single whisker stimulation also rapidly spreads laterally into surrounding cortices, disregarding columnar and modality boundaries. The current study quantifies the spatial prominence of such lateral activity spreads by demonstrating that functional connectivity between laterally spaced cortical locations is actually stronger than between vertically spaced cortical locations...
July 2017: Neurophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630662/sex-differences-in-endogenous-cortical-network-activity-spontaneously-recurring-up-down-states
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Charalambos Sigalas, Eleni Konsolaki, Irini Skaliora
BACKGROUND: Several molecular and cellular processes in the vertebrate brain exhibit differences between males and females, leading to sexual dimorphism in the formation of neural circuits and brain organization. While studies on large-scale brain networks provide ample evidence for both structural and functional sex differences, smaller-scale local networks have remained largely unexplored. In the current study, we investigate sexual dimorphism in cortical dynamics by means of spontaneous Up/Down states, a type of network activity that is exhibited during slow-wave sleep, quiet wakefulness, and anesthesia and is thought to represent the default activity of the cortex...
2017: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628782/incorporation-of-a-health-economic-modelling-tool-into-public-health-commissioning-evidence-use-in-a-politicised-context
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Tom Sanders, Amy Grove, Sarah Salway, Susan Hampshaw, Elizabeth Goyder
This paper explores how commissioners working in an English local government authority (LA) viewed a health economic decision tool for planning services in relation to diabetes. We conducted 15 interviews and 2 focus groups between July 2015 and February 2016, with commissioners (including public health managers, data analysts and council members). Two overlapping themes were identified explaining the obstacles and enablers of using such a tool in commissioning: a) evidence cultures, and b) system interdependency...
June 12, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628614/lamphimerus-a-novel-lamp-assay-for-detecting-amphimerus-sp-dna-in-human-stool-samples
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William Cevallos, Pedro Fernández-Soto, Manuel Calvopiña, Cristina Fontecha-Cuenca, Hiromu Sugiyama, Megumi Sato, Julio López Abán, Belén Vicente, Antonio Muro
BACKGROUND: Amphimeriasis is a fish-borne disease caused by the liver fluke Amphimerus spp. that has recently been reported as endemic in the tropical Pacific side of Ecuador with a high prevalence in humans and domestic animals. The diagnosis is based on the stool examination to identify parasite eggs, but it lacks sensitivity. Additionally, the morphology of the eggs may be confounded with other liver and intestinal flukes. No immunological or molecular methods have been developed to date...
June 19, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628123/electrochemical-strain-microscopy-probes-morphology-induced-variations-in-ion-uptake-and-performance-in-organic-electrochemical%C3%A2-transistors
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R Giridharagopal, L Q Flagg, J S Harrison, M E Ziffer, J Onorato, C K Luscombe, D S Ginger
Ionic transport phenomena in organic semiconductor materials underpin emerging technologies ranging from bioelectronics to energy storage. The performance of these systems is affected by an interplay of film morphology, ionic transport and electronic transport that is unique to organic semiconductors yet poorly understood. Using in situ electrochemical strain microscopy (ESM), we demonstrate that we can directly probe local variations in ion transport in polymer devices by measuring subnanometre volumetric expansion due to ion uptake following electrochemical oxidation of the semiconductor...
June 19, 2017: Nature Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627750/emergent-low-symmetry-phases-and-large-property-enhancements-in-ferroelectric-knbo3-bulk-crystals
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Tom T A Lummen, J Leung, Amit Kumar, X Wu, Y Ren, Brian K VanLeeuwen, Ryan C Haislmaier, Martin Holt, Keji Lai, Sergei V Kalinin, Venkatraman Gopalan
The design of new or enhanced functionality in materials is traditionally viewed as requiring the discovery of new chemical compositions through synthesis. Large property enhancements may however also be hidden within already well-known materials, when their structural symmetry is deviated from equilibrium through a small local strain or field. Here, the discovery of enhanced material properties associated with a new metastable phase of monoclinic symmetry within bulk KNbO3 is reported. This phase is found to coexist with the nominal orthorhombic phase at room temperature, and is both induced by and stabilized with local strains generated by a network of ferroelectric domain walls...
June 19, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622437/detection-of-halitosis-in-breath-between-the-past-present-and-future
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Morad K Nakhleh, Marceau Quatredeniers, Hossam Haick
In order to develop a new generation of diagnostics for halitosis, replacing the subjective organoleptic assessment, a series of exhaled breath analyzers has been developed and assessed. All three devices rely on the assessment of exhaled Volatile Sulfuric Compounds (VSCs), which are mainly generated in and emitted from the oral cavity, contributing to the malodor. Portable, on-site and easy to use, these devices have potential for non-invasive diagnosis of halitosis. However, global assessment of exhaled VSCs alone has two main drawbacks: (1) the absence of VCSs does not rule out halitosis; (2) non-sulfuric volatile compounds that could be biomarkers of systemic diseases, found in up to 15% of halitosis cases, are neglected...
June 16, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621398/ab-initio-prediction-of-stable-confomeric-polymorphs-of-benzocaine-molecule-a-local-anaesthatic-molecule
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Pallipurath Nidhin, David Stephen, Selvaraj Arun Paul
An ab initio methodology to predict the crystal structures of thermodynamically stable polymorphs of benzocaine within the least energy region of energy landscape by analyzing the local minima from the initial gas phase optimization initiated through the flexible torsion using MP2/6-31G(d,p) method. The global search for the hypothetical dense packing for the structures within the energy penalty region of the local minima have revealed the possible stable conformers under a repulsion alone potential field. The generated hypothetical dense packings from the global search were selected for lattice minimization using the repulsion - dispersion potential field to authenticate the stability...
June 2017: Acta Chimica Slovenica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620277/accumulating-evidence-for-axonal-translation-in-neuronal-homeostasis
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Emily L Spaulding, Robert W Burgess
The specialized structure of the neuron requires that homeostasis is sustained over the meter or more that may separate a cell body from its axonal terminus. Given this impressive distance and an axonal volume that is many times that of the cell body, how is such a compartment grown during development, re-grown after injury, and maintained throughout adulthood? While early answers to these questions focused on the local environment or the cell soma as supplying the needs of the axon, it is now well-established that the axon has some unique needs that can only be met from within...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618619/coarse-graining-atomistic-simulations-of-plastically-deforming-amorphous-solids
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Adam R Hinkle, Chris H Rycroft, Michael D Shields, Michael L Falk
The primary mode of failure in disordered solids results from the formation and persistence of highly localized regions of large plastic strains known as shear bands. Continuum-level field theories capable of predicting this mechanical response rely upon an accurate representation of the initial and evolving states of the amorphous structure. We perform molecular dynamics simulations of a metallic glass and propose a methodology for coarse graining discrete, atomistic quantities, such as the potential energies of the elemental constituents...
May 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616486/goat-farm-management-and-brucella-serological-test-among-goat-keepers-and-livestock-officers-2011-2012-nakhon-si-thammarat-province-southern-thailand
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Thanidtha Te-Chaniyom, Alan F Geater, Wandee Kongkaew, Usa Chethanond, Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong
Brucellosis, a zoonotic disease particularly affecting goats, emerged in Thailand in 2003, resulting in both an occupational hazard for goat keepers and livestock officers, and production losses. Farm management practices have been identified as risk factors associated with Brucella sero-positivity in many studies. Our finding in this study should be considered in order to strengthen the system of biosecurity control in farm animals as one health approach. The objectives of the study were to describe the distribution of potential risk factors by types of goat farms and to document the prevalence of human Brucella sero-positivity among goat keepers and livestock officers in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand...
December 2016: One Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616129/non-local-real-space-analysis-of-chiral-optical-signals
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Jérémy R Rouxel, Vladimir Y Chernyak, Shaul Mukamel
A spatially non-local response tensor description of linear chiral signals such as circular dichroism is developed. By working directly with the vector potential rather that the electric and magnetic fields, we recast the signals in terms of correlation functions of charge and current densities and avoid the tedious expansion in multipoles.
November 1, 2016: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614710/anterior-cingulate-cortex-modulation-of-the-ventral-tegmental-area-in-an-effort-task
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Thomas W Elston, David K Bilkey
Information gained during goal pursuit motivates adaptive behavior. The anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) supports adaptive behavior, but how ACC signals are translated into motivational signals remains unclear. Rats with implants in the ACC and ventral tegmental area (VTA), a dopaminergic brain area implicated in motivation, were trained to run laps around a rectangular track for a fixed reward, where each lap varied in physical effort (a 30-cm climbable barrier). Partial directed coherence analysis of local field potentials revealed that ACC theta (4-12 Hz) activity increased as rats entered the barrier-containing region of the maze in trials when the barrier was absent and predicted similar changes in VTA theta activity...
June 13, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611806/opportunities-and-constraints-in-characterizing-landscape-distribution-of-an-invasive-grass-from-very-high-resolution-multi-spectral-imagery
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Iryna Dronova, Erica N Spotswood, Katharine N Suding
Understanding spatial distributions of invasive plant species at early infestation stages is critical for assessing the dynamics and underlying factors of invasions. Recent progress in very high resolution remote sensing is facilitating this task by providing high spatial detail over whole-site extents that are prohibitive to comprehensive ground surveys. This study assessed the opportunities and constraints to characterize landscape distribution of the invasive grass medusahead (Elymus caput-medusae) in a ∼36...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611584/glial-and-neuronal-glutamate-transporters-differ-in-the-na-requirements-for-activation-of-the-substrate-independent-anion-conductance
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Christopher B Divito, Jenna E Borowski, Nathan G Glasgow, Aneysis D Gonzalez-Suarez, Delany Torres-Salazar, Jon W Johnson, Susan G Amara
Excitatory amino acid transporters (EAATs) are secondary active transporters of L-glutamate and L- or D-aspartate. These carriers also mediate a thermodynamically uncoupled anion conductance that is gated by Na(+) and substrate binding. The activation of the anion channel by binding of Na(+) alone, however, has only been demonstrated for mammalian EAAC1 (EAAT3) and EAAT4. To date, no difference has been observed for the substrate dependence of anion channel gating between the glial, EAAT1 and EAAT2, and the neuronal isoforms EAAT3, EAAT4 and EAAT5...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609256/nano-metal-oxides-exposure-and-engineering-control-assessment
#17
Alberto Garcia, Adrienne Eastlake, Jennifer L Topmiller, Christopher Sparks, Kenneth Martinez, Charles L Geraci
In January 2007, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) conducted a field study to evaluate process specific emissions during the production of ENMs. This study was performed using the nanoparticle emission assessment technique (NEAT). During this study, it was determined that ENMs were released during production and cleaning of the process reactor. Airborne concentrations of silver, nickel, and iron were found both in the employee's personal breathing zone and area samples during reactor cleaning...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607086/specific-targeting-of-tgf-%C3%AE-family-ligands-demonstrates-distinct-roles-in-the-regulation-of-muscle-mass-in-health-and-disease
#18
Justin L Chen, Kelly L Walton, Adam Hagg, Timothy D Colgan, Katharine Johnson, Hongwei Qian, Paul Gregorevic, Craig A Harrison
The transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) network of ligands and intracellular signaling proteins is a subject of intense interest within the field of skeletal muscle biology. To define the relative contribution of endogenous TGF-β proteins to the negative regulation of muscle mass via their activation of the Smad2/3 signaling axis, we used local injection of adeno-associated viral vectors (AAVs) encoding ligand-specific antagonists into the tibialis anterior (TA) muscles of C57BL/6 mice. Eight weeks after AAV injection, inhibition of activin A and activin B signaling produced moderate (∼20%), but significant, increases in TA mass, indicating that endogenous activins repress muscle growth...
June 12, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607054/electron-shuttling-antibiotics-structure-bacterial-communities-by-modulating-cellular-levels-of-c-di-gmp
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Chinweike Okegbe, Blanche L Fields, Stephanie J Cole, Christopher Beierschmitt, Chase J Morgan, Alexa Price-Whelan, Richard C Stewart, Vincent T Lee, Lars E P Dietrich
Diverse organisms secrete redox-active antibiotics, which can be used as extracellular electron shuttles by resistant microbes. Shuttle-mediated metabolism can support survival when substrates are available not locally but rather at a distance. Such conditions arise in multicellular communities, where the formation of chemical gradients leads to resource limitation for cells at depth. In the pathogenic bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA14, antibiotics called phenazines act as oxidants to balance the intracellular redox state of cells in anoxic biofilm subzones...
June 12, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606143/effectiveness-of-reactive-case-detection-for-malaria-elimination-in-three-archetypical-transmission-settings-a-modelling-study
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Jaline Gerardin, Caitlin A Bever, Daniel Bridenbecker, Busiku Hamainza, Kafula Silumbe, John M Miller, Thomas P Eisele, Philip A Eckhoff, Edward A Wenger
BACKGROUND: Reactive case detection could be a powerful tool in malaria elimination, as it selectively targets transmission pockets. However, field operations have yet to demonstrate under which conditions, if any, reactive case detection is best poised to push a region to elimination. This study uses mathematical modelling to assess how baseline transmission intensity and local interconnectedness affect the impact of reactive activities in the context of other possible intervention packages...
June 12, 2017: Malaria Journal
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