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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548088/direct-observation-of-coherent-energy-transfer-in-nonlinear-micromechanical-oscillators
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Changyao Chen, Damián H Zanette, David A Czaplewski, Steven Shaw, Daniel López
Energy dissipation is an unavoidable phenomenon of physical systems that are directly coupled to an external environmental bath. In an oscillatory system, it leads to the decay of the oscillation amplitude. In situations where stable oscillations are required, the energy dissipated by the vibrations is usually compensated by replenishment from external energy sources. Consequently, if the external energy supply is removed, the amplitude of oscillations start to decay immediately, since there is no means to restitute the energy dissipated...
May 26, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547632/compliance-with-urinary-catheter-removal-guidelines-leads-to-improved-outcome-in-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-patients
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Allan Okrainec, Mary-Anne Aarts, Lesley Gotlib Conn, Stuart McCluskey, Marg McKenzie, Emily A Pearsall, Ori Rotstein, J Charles Victor, Robin S McLeod
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to determine whether compliance with Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) urinary catheter recommendations is associated with decreased urinary tract infections (UTI) and length of stay (LOS). METHODS: Patients having colorectal surgery at 15 academic hospitals were included. Patient and outcome data were collected prospectively. The guideline recommends that urinary catheters following colonic and rectal procedures should be removed at or before 24 and 72 h, respectively...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545261/microbicidal-activity-of-n-chlorotaurine-in-combination-with-hydrogen-peroxide
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Jasmin Mustedanagic, Valdecir Farias Ximenes, Markus Nagl
N-chlorotaurine (NCT) and hydrogen peroxide are powerful endogenous antiseptics. In vivo, the reaction between hydrogen peroxide and metal ions leads to the formation of free hydroxyl radicals, which have an increased bactericidal activity. This study examined whether there is an additive antimicrobial effect of NCT combined with hydrogen peroxide. Additionally, it was tested if the additive effect is based on the formation of free radicals. We found by luminometry that, in the presence of H2O2, NCT caused a slow and long-lasting production of singlet oxygen in contrast to HOCl, where this burst occurred instantaneously...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545143/haemophilus-parasuis-cytolethal-distending-toxin-induces-cell-cycle-arrest-and-p53-dependent-apoptosis
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Gang Li, Hui Niu, Yanhe Zhang, Yanling Li, Fang Xie, Paul R Langford, Siguo Liu, Chunlai Wang
Haemophilus parasuis is the causative agent of Glasser's disease in pigs. Cytolethal distending toxin (CDT) is an important virulence factor of H. parasuis. It is composed of three subunits: CdtA, CdtB and CdtC and all were successfully expressed in soluble form in Escherichia coli when the signal peptides were removed. Purified CdtB had DNase activity, i.e. caused DNA double strand damage, in vitro and in vivo prior to cell arrest and apoptosis. Flow cytometry analysis showed CdtB alone could induce cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in PK-15 porcine kidney and pulmonary alveolar macrophage (PAM) cells, which could be enhanced by CdtA or/and CdtC...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544937/recycling-metals-from-lithium-ion-battery-by-mechanical-separation-and-vacuum-metallurgy
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Jiefeng Xiao, Jia Li, Zhengming Xu
The large-batch application of lithium ion batteries leads to the mass production of spent batteries. So the enhancement of disposal ability of spent lithium ion batteries is becoming very urgent. This study proposes an integrated process to handle bulk spent lithium manganese (LiMn2O4) batteries to in situ recycle high value-added products without any additives. By mechanical separation, the mixed electrode materials mainly including binder, graphite and LiMn2O4 are firstly obtained from spent batteries. Then, the reaction characteristics for the oxygen-free roasting of mixed electrode materials are analyzed...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544529/excess-cholesterol-inhibits-glucose-stimulated-fusion-pore-dynamics-in-insulin-exocytosis
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Yingke Xu, Derek K Toomre, Jonathan S Bogan, Mingming Hao
Type 2 diabetes is caused by defects in both insulin sensitivity and insulin secretion. Glucose triggers insulin secretion by causing exocytosis of insulin granules from pancreatic β-cells. High circulating cholesterol levels and a diminished capacity of serum to remove cholesterol from β-cells are observed in diabetic individuals. Both of these effects can lead to cholesterol accumulation in β-cells and contribute to β-cell dysfunction. However, the molecular mechanisms by which cholesterol accumulation impairs β-cell function remain largely unknown...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544414/effective-low-cost-recovery-of-toxic-arsenate-anions-from-water-using-hollow-sphere-trapper-geodes
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Sherif A El-Safty, Mohamed A Shenashen, Naeem Akhtar, Mahmoud M Selim, Wafaa M Morsy, Hitoshi Yamaguchi, Satoshi Kawada, Abdulaziz A Alhamid, Naoki Ohashi, Izumi Ichinose, Ahmed Alamoudi
Because of the devastating impacts of arsenic to terrestrial and aquatic organisms, recovery, removal, disposal and management of arsenic-contaminated water has a considerable challenge and become an urgent necessity in the field of water treatment. This study reports control fabrication of low-cost adsorbents based on microscopic NiO hollow sphere geode-shelled a 100 nm of poly-CN nano-sphere particles-like nodules of poly-carbon nitride that intrinsically stacked and wrapped around the hollow nest spheres to form 500-700 nm shell...
May 22, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544131/sclerocorneal-graft-and-sequential-removal-of-melted-cornea-after-severe-corneal-burn-with-perforation
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Anja Viestenz, Berthold Seitz, Hans-Gert Struck, Arne Viestenz
INTRODUCTION: Corneal burn grade IV usually leads to blindness. Several different surgical techniques remain challenging owing to the extensive tissue damage. Here, we introduce a novel technique with a 15 mm corneoscleral and limbal homologous graft combined with sequential autologous corneal removal ab interno, with a vitrectomy probe to save the anterior chamber angle. In vivo anatomy with optical coherence tomography is the surgical key. METHOD: A large 15 mm sclerocorneal graft is sutured on top of the remainder of the destroyed cornea and sclera after removal of the epithelium and conjunctiva, with anterior synechiolysis if necessary, peripheral iridectomy and conjunctivoplasty...
May 22, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542912/the-nucleus-is-irreversibly-shaped-by-motion-of-cell-boundaries-in-cancer-and-non-cancer-cells
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Vincent J Tocco, Yuan Li, Keith G Christopher, James H Matthews, Varun Aggarwal, Lauren Paschall, Hendrik Luesch, Jonathan D Licht, Richard B Dickinson, Tanmay P Lele
Actomyosin stress fibers impinge on the nucleus and can exert compressive forces on it. These compressive forces have been proposed to elongate nuclei in fibroblasts, and lead to abnormally shaped nuclei in cancer cells. In these models, the elongated or flattened nuclear shape is proposed to store elastic energy. However, we found that deformed shapes of nuclei are unchanged even after removal of the cell with micro-dissection, both for smooth, elongated nuclei in fibroblasts and abnormally shaped nuclei in breast cancer cells...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542558/improvement-of-non-key-traits-in-radiata-pine-breeding-programme-when-long-term-economic-importance-is-uncertain
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Yongjun Li, Heidi Dungey, Alvin Yanchuk, Luis A Apiolaza
Diameter at breast height (DBH), wood density (DEN) and predicted modulus of elasticity (PME) are considered as 'key traits' (KT) in the improvement in radiata pine breeding programmes in New Zealand. Any other traits which are also of interest to radiata pine breeders and forest growers are called 'non-key traits' (NKTs). External resin bleeding (ERB), internal checking (IC), number of heartwood rings (NHR) are three such non-key traits which affect wood quality of radiata pine timber. Economic importance of the KTs and NKTs is hard to define in radiata pine breeding programmes due to long rotation period...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542149/jak-stat-signaling-is-necessary-for-cell-monosis-prior-to-epithelial-cell-apoptotic-extrusion
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Alba Y Torres, Marianne Malartre, Anne-Marie Pret, François Agnès
Epithelial cell extrusion is crucial for proper development and tissue homeostasis. High-resolution 3D reconstruction and 4D imaging, combined with genetic analyis, have allowed us to reveal the highly-sterotyped morphogenetic events controlled by JAK/STAT signaling in a developmentally-programmed case of epithelial cell extrusion. Specialized somatic cells, Polar Cells (PCs), are produced in excess and then undergo apoptotic elimination from the follicular epithelium in the Drosophila ovary. We show that supernumerary PCs are first systematically enveloped by PC neighbors on all sides, first laterally, then apically in conjunction with highly-reinforced adherens junctions, and finally basally...
May 25, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541953/application-of-black-walnut-juglans-nigra-husk-for-the-removal-of-lead-ii-ion-from-aqueous-solution
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O S Lawal, O S Ayanda, O O Rabiu, K O Adebowale
The biosorption characteristics of Pb (II) ions from aqueous solution using black walnut (Juglans nigra) seed husk (WSH) biomass were investigated using batch adsorption techniques. The effects of pH, contact time, initial Pb (II) ion concentration, and temperature were studied. The Langmuir, Freundlich and Temkin isotherms were used to analyze the equilibrium data. It was found that the adsorption of Pb (II) ions onto WSH was best described by the Freundlich adsorption model. Biosorption kinetics data were tested using the pseudo-first order and pseudo-second order models, and it was observed that the kinetics data fitted the pseudo-second order model...
May 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541943/application-of-powdered-activated-carbon-pac-for-membrane-fouling-control-in-a-pilot-scale-mbr-system
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A I Zouboulis, P K Gkotsis, D X Zamboulis, M G Mitrakas
Membrane fouling is considered to be the most serious drawback in wastewater treatment when using membrane bioreactors (MBRs), leading to membrane permeability decrease and efficiency deterioration. This work aims to develop an integrated methodology for membrane fouling control, using powdered activated carbon (PAC), which will enhance the adsorption of soluble microbial products (SMP) and improve membrane filterability, by altering the mixed liquor's characteristics. Reversible fouling was assessed in terms of sludge filterability measurements, according to the standard time-to-filter (TTF) method, while irreversible fouling was assessed in terms of SMP removal...
May 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541462/nonconsumptive-effects-of-predatory-chrysomya-rufifacies-diptera-calliphoridae-larval-cues-on-larval-cochliomyia-macellaria-diptera-calliphoridae-growth-and-development
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Micah Flores, Tawni L Crippen, Michael Longnecker, Jeffery K Tomberlin
Forensic entomologists often rely on development data associated with a given species to estimate when it colonized human or other vertebrate remains. In most instances, these development studies are based on single species reared in isolation in the laboratory. This study examined the impact of excretions and secretions (ES) associated with third-instar Chrysomya rufifacies (Macquart), a predator, on the development of its prey, Cochliomyia macellaria (F.). Not surprisingly, Ch. rufifacies ES did not impact the development of first- or second-instar C...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Medical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541171/modeling-the-social-dynamics-of-moral-enhancement-social-strategies-sold-over-the-counter-and-the-stability-of-society
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Anders Sandberg, Joao Fabiano
How individuals tend to evaluate the combination of their own and other's payoffs-social value orientations-is likely to be a potential target of future moral enhancers. However, the stability of cooperation in human societies has been buttressed by evolved mildly prosocial orientations. If they could be changed, would this destabilize the cooperative structure of society? We simulate a model of moral enhancement in which agents play games with each other and can enhance their orientations based on maximizing personal satisfaction...
July 2017: Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics: CQ: the International Journal of Healthcare Ethics Committees
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541154/assessment-of-agreement-among-diplomates-of-the-american-college-of-veterinary-anesthesia-and-analgesia-for-scoring-the-recovery-of-horses-from-anesthesia-by-use-of-subjective-grading-scales-and-development-of-a-system-for-evaluation-of-the-recovery-of-horses
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Stuart C Clark-Price, Kara M Lascola, Jennifer E Carter, Anderson F da Cunha, Lydia L Donaldson, Thomas J Doherty, Manuel Martin-Flores, Erik H Hofmeister, Stephanie C J Keating, Khursheed R Mama, Diane E Mason, Lysa P Posner, Hiroki Sano, Reza Seddighi, Andre C Shih, Ann B Weil, David J Schaeffer
OBJECTIVE To evaluate agreement among diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia for scores determined by use of a simple descriptive scale (SDS) or a composite grading scale (CGS) for quality of recovery of horses from anesthesia and to investigate use of 3-axis accelerometry (3AA) for objective evaluation of recovery. ANIMALS 12 healthy adult horses. PROCEDURES Horses were fitted with a 3AA device and then were anesthetized. Eight diplomates evaluated recovery by use of an SDS, and 7 other diplomates evaluated recovery by use of a CGS...
June 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540756/nonadjunctive-use-of-continuous-glucose-monitors-for-insulin-dosing
#17
Alan R Shapiro
With the increasing accuracy of continuous glucose monitors (CGM) have come calls for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to label these devices as safe for nonadjunctive dosing of insulin. However, there is evidence that these devices are subject to sporadic, unpredictable, large errors. A text analysis of reports to the FDA MAUDE database since 2015 reveals over 25 000 complaints of CGM sensor inaccuracy, with instances directly leading to serious outcomes. These new data were not considered at a recent FDA Advisory Panel meeting that voted to approve Dexcom G5 relabeling for nonadjunctive use...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540587/removal-of-the-h-subunit-results-in-enhanced-exposure-of-the-semiquinone-sites-in-the-lm-dimer-from-rhodobacter-sphaeroides-to-oxidation-by-ferricyanide-and-by-o2
#18
Chang Sun
Bacterial reaction centers (RC) from Rhodobacter sphaeroides have been widely used to functionalize electrodes and to generate photocurrent. However, in most studies, direct electron transfer from the semiquinone to the electrode was not observed because the H subunit of the RC shields the semiquinone. It is demonstrated in the current work that removal of the H subunit effectively exposes the semiquinone sites in the LM dimer. This is demonstrated by measuring the second-order rate constant for the reaction between ferricyanide and the anionic semiquinone Q A(-) formed by an actinic flash...
May 24, 2017: Photosynthesis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539265/removal-of-toxic-heavy-metal-lead-ii-using-chitosan-oligosaccharide-graft-maleic-anhydride-polyvinyl-alcohol-silk-fibroin-composite
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Ajitha P, Vijayalakshmi K, Saranya M, Gomathi T, Rani K, Sudha P N, Anil Sukumaran
The present work was aimed to investigate the efficiency of novel chitosan oligosaccharide-graft-maleic anhydride(COS-g-MAH)/Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)/silk fibroin (SF) composite for removing the toxic heavy metal lead (II) ion from aqueous solution by batch adsorption studies. Initially the chitosan oligosaccharide-graft-maleic anhydride copolymer has been prepared by utilizing ceric ammonium nitrate as an initiator and the optimised graft copolymer was then used for synthesizing COS-g-MAH/PVA/SF composite. The prepared samples were analyzed through FTIR and XRD studies...
May 21, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537883/preclinical-characterization-of-abemaciclib-in-hormone-receptor-positive-breast-cancer
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Raquel Torres-Guzmán, Bruna Calsina, Ana Hermoso, Carmen Baquero, Beatriz Alvarez, Joaquín Amat, Ann M McNulty, Xueqian Gong, Karsten Boehnke, Jian Du, Alfonso de Dios, Richard P Beckmann, Sean Buchanan, María José Lallena
Abemaciclib is an ATP-competitive, reversible kinase inhibitor selective for CDK4 and CDK6 that has shown antitumor activity as a single agent in hormone receptor positive (HR+) metastatic breast cancer in clinical trials. Here, we examined the mechanistic effects of abemaciclib treatment using in vitro and in vivo breast cancer models. Treatment of estrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer cells with abemaciclib alone led to a decrease in phosphorylation of Rb, arrest at G1, and a decrease in cell proliferation...
May 10, 2017: Oncotarget
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