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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336885/preparation-and-characterization-of-cellulose-nanocrystals-from-the-bio-ethanol-residuals
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Lanxing Du, Jinwu Wang, Yang Zhang, Chusheng Qi, Michael P Wolcott, Zhiming Yu
This study was to explore the conversion of low-cost bio-residuals into high value-added cellulose nanocrystals. Two enzymatic hydrolyzed residuals (i.e., HRMMW and HRSPW) were collected from two different bio-ethanol producing processes-hydrolyzing medium-milled wood (MMW) and hydrolyzing acid sulfite pretreated wood (SPW), respectively. The results showed that both residuals contained over 20 wt % glucan with a crystallinity of about 30%, confirming the existence of cellulose in a well-organized structure in two bio-residuals...
February 23, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333165/mass-coral-mortality-under-local-amplification-of-2%C3%A2-%C3%A2-c-ocean-warming
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Thomas M DeCarlo, Anne L Cohen, George T F Wong, Kristen A Davis, Pat Lohmann, Keryea Soong
A 2 °C increase in global temperature above pre-industrial levels is considered a reasonable target for avoiding the most devastating impacts of anthropogenic climate change. In June 2015, sea surface temperature (SST) of the South China Sea (SCS) increased by 2 °C in response to the developing Pacific El Niño. On its own, this moderate, short-lived warming was unlikely to cause widespread damage to coral reefs in the region, and the coral reef "Bleaching Alert" alarm was not raised. However, on Dongsha Atoll, in the northern SCS, unusually weak winds created low-flow conditions that amplified the 2 °C basin-scale anomaly...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332634/variation-in-sensitivity-of-large-benthic-foraminifera-to-the-combined-effects-of-ocean-warming-and-local-impacts
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Martina Prazeres, T Edward Roberts, John M Pandolfi
Large benthic foraminifera (LBF) are crucial marine calcifiers in coral reefs, and sensitive to environmental changes. Yet, many species successfully colonise a wide range of habitats including highly fluctuating environments. We tested the combined effects of ocean warming, local impacts and different light levels on populations of the common LBF Amphistegina lobifera collected along a cross-shelf gradient of temperature and nutrients fluctuations. We analysed survivorship, bleaching frequency, chlorophyll a content and fecundity...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330342/experimental-verification-of-the-cluster-model-of-ch3f-ortho-h2-n-in-solid-para-h2-by-using-mid-infrared-pump-probe-laser-spectroscopy
#4
Yuki Miyamoto, Asao Mizoguchi, Hideto Kanamori
The bleaching process in the C-F stretching mode (ν3 band) of CH3F-(ortho-H2)n [n = 0 and 1] clusters in solid para-H2 was monitored using pump and probe laser spectroscopy on the C-H stretching mode (ν1 and 2ν5 bands). From an analysis of the depleted spectral profiles, the transition frequency and linewidth of each cluster were directly determined. The results agree with the values previously derived from a deconvolution analysis of the broadened ν1/2ν5 spectrum observed by FTIR spectroscopy. The complementary increase and decrease between the n = 0 and 1 components were also verified through monitoring the ν1 and 2ν5 bands, which suggests a closed system among the CH3F-(ortho-H2)n clusters...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330237/biocatalytic-activity-of-aspergillus-niger-xylanase-in-paper-pulp-biobleaching
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A Sridevi, A Sandhya, G Ramanjaneyulu, G Narasimha, P Suvarnalatha Devi
Xylanase is a hemicellulase enzyme that catalyses the hydrolysis of xylan to xylose which is widely used in processing of feed, pulp and paper. It is produced by many microorganisms especially filamentous fungi like Trichoderma and Aspergillus. A potential xylanolytic fungal isolate Aspergillus niger was isolated from forest soils of Tirumala, AP, India, and its crude enzyme was checked for its potential in paper bleaching. Under submerged fermentation, production of xylanase, cellulase, biomass, total protein and sugar released were analysed after 7 days of incubation at room temperature...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330117/microbial-pectinases-an-ecofriendly-tool-of-nature-for-industries
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G Garg, A Singh, A Kaur, R Singh, J Kaur, R Mahajan
Pectinases are the growing enzymes of biotechnological sector, showing gradual increase in their market. They hold a leading position among the commercially produced industrial enzymes. These enzymes are ecofriendly tool of nature that are being used extensively in various industries like wine industry; food industry; paper industry for bleaching of pulp and waste paper recycling; in the processing of fruit-vegetables, tea-coffee, animal feed; extraction of vegetable oil and scouring of plant fibres. Moreover, enzymatic catalysis is preferred over other chemical methods, since it is more specific, less aggressive and saves energy...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329889/masking-artefact-indicates-that-photoreceptor-bleaching-may-enhance-fundus-autofluorescence
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G M Somfai, D C DeBuc, H Gerding
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 22, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327437/evaluating-the-effect-of-antioxidant-agents-on-shear-bond-strength-of-tooth-colored-restorative-materials-after-bleaching-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Atiyeh Feiz, Hamid Mosleh, Rahman Nazeri
PURPOSE: The main objective of the present study was to make a systematic review of how antioxidant agents affect shear bond strength of tooth-colored restorative materials after bleaching. DATA SOURCES: Electronic search was used to extract the related articles on the targeted key words such as "antioxidant", "dental bleaching" and "shear bond strength" (SBS) from MeSH, PubMed, Medline, and Cochrane electronic data bases. These articles were all published before 2016...
March 10, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326066/beneficial-microorganisms-for-corals-bmc-proposed-mechanisms-for-coral-health-and-resilience
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REVIEW
Raquel S Peixoto, Phillipe M Rosado, Deborah Catharine de Assis Leite, Alexandre S Rosado, David G Bourne
The symbiotic association between the coral animal and its endosymbiotic dinoflagellate partner Symbiodinium is central to the success of corals. However, an array of other microorganisms associated with coral (i.e., Bacteria, Archaea, Fungi, and viruses) have a complex and intricate role in maintaining homeostasis between corals and Symbiodinium. Corals are sensitive to shifts in the surrounding environmental conditions. One of the most widely reported responses of coral to stressful environmental conditions is bleaching...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325327/preparation-of-cellulose-nanocrystals-from-humulus-japonicus-stem-and-the-influence-of-high-temperature-pretreatment
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Yani Jiang, Jiping Zhou, Qi Zhang, Guoqi Zhao, Lin Heng, Dongdong Chen, Dongfang Liu
As one of the most abundant wild herbs in nature, the Humulus japonicus stem (HJS) is a new low-cost source of cellulosic material. In this work, cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) were isolated from HJS using acid hydrolysis. The influence of high temperature pretreatment (HT pretreatment) on the properties and yields of these HT-HJS (HJS fibers after HT pretreatment at different temperatures) and HT-CNCs (CNCs prepared from the HT-HJS) was studied. The results showed that there was no variation of the chemical structure among the HT-HJS and HT-CNCs...
May 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324613/analysis-of-protein-kinetics-using-fluorescence-recovery-after-photobleaching-frap
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Nickolaos Nikiforos Giakoumakis, Maria Anna Rapsomaniki, Zoi Lygerou
Fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP) is a cutting-edge live-cell functional imaging technique that enables the exploration of protein dynamics in individual cells and thus permits the elucidation of protein mobility, function, and interactions at a single-cell level. During a typical FRAP experiment, fluorescent molecules in a defined region of interest within the cell are bleached by a short and powerful laser pulse, while the recovery of the fluorescence in the region is monitored over time by time-lapse microscopy...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323249/local-density-of-electromagnetic-states-in-plasmonic-nanotapers-spatial-resolution-limits-with-nitrogen-vacancy-centers-in-diamond-nanospheres
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Rafael Salas-Montiel, Martin Berthel, Josslyn Beltrán-Madrigal, Serge Huant, Aurélien Drezet, Sylvain Blaize
One of the most explored single quantum emitters for the development of nanoscale fluorescence lifetime imaging is the nitrogen-vacancy (NV) color center in diamond. Indeed, a NV center does not experience fluorescence bleaching and blinking at room temperature. Furthermore, its optical properties are preserved when embedded into nanodiamond hosts. This letter focuses on the modeling of the local density of states (LDOS) in a plasmonic nanofocusing structure with NV center acting as local illumination sources...
March 21, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323131/mechanistic-insights-into-the-bleaching-of-melanin-by-alkaline-hydrogen-peroxide
#13
R A W Smith, B Garrett, K R Naqvi, A Fülöp, S Godfrey, J Marsh, V Chechik
This work aims to determine the roles of reactive oxygen species HO∙ and HO2(-) in the bleaching of melanins by alkaline hydrogen peroxide. Experiments using melanosomes isolated from human hair indicated that the HO∙ radical generated in the outside solution does not contribute significantly to bleaching. However, studies using soluble Sepia melanin demonstrated that both HO2(-) and HO∙ will individually bleach melanin. Additionally, when both oxidants are present, bleaching is increased dramatically in both rate and extent...
March 16, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322603/bond-strength-of-abraded-and-non-abraded-bleached-enamel-to-resin-after-er-cr-ysgg-laser-irradiation
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Pedro H C Oliveira, Alessandra Cassoni, Aldo Brugnera, Ilana P Tenório, José A Rodrigues
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to evaluate the microtensile bond strength (μTBS) of a composite resin to abraded or non-abraded bleached enamel after Er,Cr:YSGG laser irradiation and to observe the fracture patterns of the tested interfaces. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred twenty-eight bovine incisors were sectioned, resulting in 228 enamel blocks (7 × 4 × 4 mm(3)) that were divided into 12 groups (n = 19) according to the factors "adhesion" after bleaching (immediate adhesion; after 14 days; and a control group with adhesion on unbleached teeth); enamel "abrasion" (with or without abrasion simulating cavity preparation); and "laser" (with or without Er,Cr:YSGG laser irradiation)...
March 16, 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322505/evaluation-of-the-efficacy-and-color-stability-of-two-different-at-home-bleaching-systems-on-teeth-of-different-shades-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Betül Aka, Esra Uzer Celik
OBJECTIVE: This randomized controlled clinical trial compared the bleaching efficacy of two different at-home bleaching systems on teeth of different shades and their color stability after a 6-month follow-up. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-two patients (777 teeth) were randomly divided into three groups: (a) negative control, (b) patients treated with a custom-made tray containing 10% carbamide peroxide (10% CP/PF) (Opalescence PF), and (c) patients treated with a pre-loaded tray containing 6% hydrogen peroxide (6% HP/Go) (Opalescence Go)...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322361/effect-of-fluoride-treatments-on-bleached-enamel-microhardness-and-surface-morphology
#16
Dimitrios Dionysopoulos, Eugenia Koliniotou-Koumpia, Kosmas Tolidis, Paris Gerasimou
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of three different fluoride treatments on the surface microhardness and morphology of human enamel exposed to two different bleaching agents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-three extracted human third molars were sectioned to obtain 90 enamel fragments, mounted on acrylic resin supports, polished and randomly divided into 9 groups (n = 10). The specimens were exposed to a combination of two bleaching agents (22% carbamide peroxide [CP] and 38% hydrogent peroxide [HP]) and three fluoride treatments (0...
March 20, 2017: Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320966/tropical-dead-zones-and-mass-mortalities-on-coral-reefs
#17
Andrew H Altieri, Seamus B Harrison, Janina Seemann, Rachel Collin, Robert J Diaz, Nancy Knowlton
Degradation of coastal water quality in the form of low dissolved oxygen levels (hypoxia) can harm biodiversity, ecosystem function, and human wellbeing. Extreme hypoxic conditions along the coast, leading to what are often referred to as "dead zones," are known primarily from temperate regions. However, little is known about the potential threat of hypoxia in the tropics, even though the known risk factors, including eutrophication and elevated temperatures, are common. Here we document an unprecedented hypoxic event on the Caribbean coast of Panama and assess the risk of dead zones to coral reefs worldwide...
March 20, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319134/genotype-and-local-environment-dynamically-influence-growth-disturbance-response-and-survivorship-in-the-threatened-coral-acropora-cervicornis
#18
Crawford Drury, Derek Manzello, Diego Lirman
The relationship between the coral genotype and the environment is an important area of research in degraded coral reef ecosystems. We used a reciprocal outplanting experiment with 930 corals representing ten genotypes on each of eight reefs to investigate the influence of genotype and the environment on growth and survivorship in the threatened Caribbean staghorn coral, Acropora cervicornis. Coral genotype and site were strong drivers of coral growth and individual genotypes exhibited flexible, non-conserved reaction norms, complemented by ten-fold differences in growth between specific G-E combinations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318189/evaluation-of-esophageal-injuries-secondary-to-ingestion-of-unlabeled-corrosive-substances-pediatric-case-series
#19
Gonul Kucuk, Gulnur Gollu, Ufuk Ates, Zeynep A Cakmak, Meltem Kologlu, Aydın Yagmurlu, Tanju Aktug, Huseyin Dindar, Ahmet M Cakmak
Esophageal or gastric injuries secondary to caustic substance ingestion is still an important issue in developing countries. Its clinical spectrum can vary from absence of mucosal injury to complications such as severe burns, strictures and perforation. Physical examination and first endoscopic evaluation are very important in the diagnosis. The objective of this study is to present 154 children who were undergone upper gastrointestinal endoscopy because of caustic substance ingestion including descaler, degreaser, unlabeled bleach, drain opener, surface cleaner, dishwasher rinse aid, hydrochloric acid...
April 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306518/biochemical-testing-in-a-laboratory-tent-and-semi-intensive-care-of-ebola-patients-on-site-in-a-remote-part-of-guinea-a-paradigm-shift-based-on-a-bleach-sensitive-point-of-care-device
#20
Leonid M Irenge, Jean-Michel Dindart, Jean-Luc Gala
BACKGROUND: During the West Africa Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak, a Belgian laboratory was deployed for supporting the Ebola treatment unit (ETU) of N'Zerekore, Guinea. Besides diagnosis of EVD and malaria, biochemical parameters were tested and used to guide supportive treatment of EVD. METHODS: To preserve analytes stability, lithium-heparin blood samples were analyzed using the i-STAT® point-of-care testing (POCT) handheld device without the viral inactivation step...
March 15, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
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