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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938216/efficient-removal-of-priority-hazardous-priority-and-emerging-pollutants-with-prunus-armeniaca-functionalized-biochar-from-aqueous-wastes-experimental-optimization-and-modeling
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Maja Turk Sekulić, Sabolč Pap, Zoran Stojanović, Nikola Bošković, Jelena Radonić, Tatjana Šolević Knudsen
This paper investigates the ability of the phosphoric acid functionalized Prunus armeniaca stones biochar (AsPhA) prepared by thermochemical activation to remove lead (Pb(2+)), cadmium (Cd(2+)), nickel (Ni(2+)), naproxen and chlorophenols from aqueous wastes. The engineered biochar was characterized using the Scanning Electron Microscopy, Energy-dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy and Brunauer, Emmett and Teller technique. The batch studies were performed by varying the initial pH of the solution (2-9), adsorbent dosage (0...
September 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938208/effects-of-process-operating-conditions-on-the-autotrophic-denitrification-of-nitrate-contaminated-groundwater-using-bioelectrochemical-systems
#2
D Cecconet, M Devecseri, A Callegari, A G Capodaglio
Nitrates have been detected in groundwater worldwide, and their presence can lead to serious groundwater use limitations, especially because of potential health problems. Amongst different options for their removal, bioelectrochemical systems (BESs) have achieved promising results; in particular, attention has raised on BES-driven autotrophic denitrification processes. In this work, the performance of a microbial electrolysis cell (MEC) for groundwater autotrophic denitrification, is assessed in different conditions of nitrate load, hydraulic retention time (HRT) and process configuration...
September 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938201/achieving-enhanced-denitrification-via-hydrocyclone-treatment-on-mixed-liquor-recirculation-in-the-anoxic-aerobic-process
#3
Yi Liu, Hualin Wang, Yinxiang Xu, Qingsong Tu, Xiurong Chen
This work presents the novel application of hydrocyclones for mixed liquor recirculation (MLR) treatment in the anoxic/aerobic (A/O) process to enhance the denitrification process. An exhaustive investigation on treated activated sludge and A/O effluents was conducted in batch and continuous operation tests. The median diameter of the sludge flocs was decreased from 78.82 μm to 15.77-23.31 μm, and the extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) desorption was observed, thus leading to the release of the soluble chemical oxygen demand (SCOD)...
September 12, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938130/learning-in-the-machine-the-symmetries-of-the-deep-learning-channel
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Pierre Baldi, Peter Sadowski, Zhiqin Lu
In a physical neural system, learning rules must be local both in space and time. In order for learning to occur, non-local information must be communicated to the deep synapses through a communication channel, the deep learning channel. We identify several possible architectures for this learning channel (Bidirectional, Conjoined, Twin, Distinct) and six symmetry challenges: (1) symmetry of architectures; (2) symmetry of weights; (3) symmetry of neurons; (4) symmetry of derivatives; (5) symmetry of processing; and (6) symmetry of learning rules...
September 5, 2017: Neural Networks: the Official Journal of the International Neural Network Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937606/a-novel-nanocomposite-as-an-efficient-adsorbent-for-the-rapid-adsorption-of-ni-ii-from-aqueous-solution
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Xiaotao Zhang, Ximing Wang, Zhangjing Chen
A sulfhydryl-lignocellulose/montmorillonite (SLT) nanocomposite was prepared using a chemical intercalation reaction. The SLT nanocomposite was characterized by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), the results demonstrated that an intercalated-exfoliated nanostructure was formed in the SLT nanocomposite. Batch experiments were conducted to optimize parameters such as SLT nanocomposite dosage, the initial concentration of Ni(II), solution pH, temperature, and time...
September 22, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937464/comparison-of-clinical-outcomes-after-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-versus-cervical-total-disk-replacement-in-patients-with-modic-2-changes-on-mri
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Jia Li, Di Zhang, Wenyuan Ding, Yingze Zhang, Yong Shen
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective investigation. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this research is to compare the clinical and radiologic outcomes of patients with Modic-2 changes who underwent anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) or cervical total disk replacement (TDR) in single level. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: There were few studies focused on the clinical and radiologic outcomes of patients with Modic-2 changes who underwent ACDF or cervical TDR in single level...
October 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937218/role-of-calcium-in-the-coagulation-of-nom-with-ferric-chloride
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Christina C Davis, Marc A Edwards
Natural organic matter (NOM) is capable of interfering with Fe hydrolysis and influencing the size, morphology, and identity of Fe precipitates. Conversely, Ca(2+) raises surface potential and increases the size and aggregation of Fe precipitates, leading to more effective coagulation and widening the pH range of water treatment. Experiments and modeling were conducted to investigate the significance of the Fe/NOM ratio and the presence of Ca(2+) in coagulation. At the high Fe/NOM ratio, sufficient or excess Fe was available for NOM removal, and coagulation proceeded according to expectations based upon the literature...
September 22, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936713/manual-removal-of-primary-posterior-capsular-plaques-using-retinal-end-grasping-forceps
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Gennady Landa, Khoa Pham
INTRODUCTION: Primary posterior capsular plaques can be highly adherent to the posterior capsule leading to possible posterior capsular rupture during attempted removal. Here we describe a novel method for posterior capsular plaque removal using a technique inspired by the experience of retina surgeon in the peeling of membranes from the posterior pole. METHODS: Retinal end-grasping forceps were used to peel the plaque from the posterior capsule. RESULTS: We have performed this technique on 12 eyes with successful removal of the posterior capsular plaque in all instances without compromise of the posterior capsule in any case...
September 21, 2017: Ophthalmology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936292/evolution-of-oral-cancer-treatment-in-an-andalusian-population-sample-rehabilitation-with-prosthetic-obturation-and-removable-partial-prosthesis
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Rafael Flores-Ruiz, Lizette Castellanos-Cosano, María-Angeles Serrera-Figallo, Aida Gutiérrez-Corrales, Maribel Gonzalez-Martin, Jose-Luis Gutiérrez-Pérez, Daniel Torres-Lagares
BACKGROUND: Radical surgical resection as a treatment modality for oral cancer often leads to an extensive deficit in both the maxillary and mandibular levels, where the use of a palatal obturator prosthesis (POP) or removable partial denture (RPP). The aim of this study was to evaluate the treatment with POP and RPP in patients treated for oral cancer in the Unit of Prosthetic Rehabilitation of the University Hospital Virgen del Rocío in a period of 20 years. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective descriptive study during the years 1991 and 2011 analyzing oral cancer type, characteristics, treatment and follow-up...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935395/the-role-of-tec-kinase-signaling-pathways-in-the-development-of-mallory-denk-bodies-in-balloon-cells-in-alcoholic-hepatitis
#10
N Afifiyan, B Tillman, B A French, O Sweeny, M Masouminia, S Samadzadeh, S W French
Several research strategies have been used to study the pathogenesis of alcoholic hepatitis (AH). These strategies have shown that various signaling pathways are the target of alcohol in liver cells. However, few have provided specific mechanisms associated with Mallory-Denk Bodies (MDBs) formed in Balloon cells in AH. The formation of MDBs in these hepatocytes is an indication that the mechanisms of protein quality control have failed. The MDB is the result of aggregation and accumulation of proteins in the cytoplasm of balloon degenerated liver cells...
September 18, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935106/chemoenzymatic-glycan-remodeling-of-natural-and-recombinant-glycoproteins
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Qiang Yang, Lai-Xi Wang
N-glycosylation plays important roles in modulating the biological functions of glycoproteins, such as protein folding, stability, and immunogenicity. However, acquiring homogeneous glycoforms of glycoproteins has been a challenging task for functional studies and therapeutic applications. In this chapter, we describe an efficient chemoenzymatic glycan remodeling protocol for making homogeneous glycoproteins that involves enzymatic deglycosylation and subsequent reglycosylation procedures. Two therapeutic glycoproteins, Herceptin (trastuzumab, a therapeutic monoclonal antibody) and erythropoietin (EPO, a glycoprotein hormone), were chosen as the model systems...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934697/detection-of-bcg-bacteria-using-a-magnetoresistive-biosensor-a-step-towards-a-fully-electronic-platform-for-tuberculosis-point-of-care-detection
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Teresa G Barroso, Rui C Martins, Elisabete Fernandes, Susana Cardoso, José Rivas, Paulo P Freitas
Tuberculosis is one of the major public health concerns. This highly contagious disease affects more than 10.4 million people, being a leading cause of morbidity by infection. Tuberculosis is diagnosed at the point-of-care by the Ziehl-Neelsen sputum smear microscopy test. Ziehl-Neelsen is laborious, prone to human error and infection risk, with a limit of detection of 10(4) cells/mL. In resource-poor nations, a more practical test, with lower detection limit, is paramount. This work uses a magnetoresistive biosensor to detect BCG bacteria for tuberculosis diagnosis...
September 6, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933825/the-surface-chemistry-of-perovskite-type-electrodes-during-high-temperature-co2-electrolysis-investigated-by-operando-photoelectron-spectroscopy
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Alexander Karl Opitz, Andreas Nenning, Christoph Rameshan, Markus Kubicek, Thomas Götsch, Raoul Blume, Michael Hävecker, Axel Knop-Gericke, Gunther Rupprechter, Bernhard Klötzer, Juergen Fleig
Any substantial move of energy sources from fossil fuels to renewable resources requires large scale storage of excess energy, for example via power to fuel processes. In this respect electrochemical reduction of CO2 may become very important, since it offers a method of sustainable CO production, which is a crucial prerequisite for synthesis of sustainable fuels. Carbon dioxide reduction in solid oxide electrolysis cells (SOECs) is particularly promising owing to the high operating temperature, which leads to both improved thermodynamics and fast kinetics...
September 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933249/anesthetic-management-of-laser-lead-extraction-for-cardiovascular-implantable-electronic-devices
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Meena Bhatia, Payam Safavi-Naeini, Mehdi Razavi, Charles D Collard, Daniel A Tolpin, James M Anton
Cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) play a significant role in the modern management of cardiovascular disease. CIEDs include implantable pacemakers (PMs), implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs), and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices. These devices improve the quality of life of their recipients and help reduce the incidence of sudden cardiac death. Traditionally, CIEDs have been reliant on the use of transvenous endocardial leads to directly connect with the heart. Over time, these endovascular leads may become endothelialized rendering removal extremely difficult...
September 1, 2017: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933041/macular-hole-caused-by-retained-subfoveal-perfluorocarbon-that-subsequently-closed-after-its-spontaneous-resolution-a-case-report
#15
Reiko Tanabu, Yukihiko Suzuki, Kaori Suzuki, Shizuka Takahashi, Mitsuru Nakazawa, Hideyuki Mizutani
INTRODUCTION: To prevent local reduction in retinal function caused by retained subretinal perfluorocarbon liquid (PFCL), it has been noted that removal of PFCL under the fovea should be considered, with a vitrectomy selected for such removal. CASE REPORT: A vitrectomy was performed for traumatic retinal detachment during which PFCL was temporarily used as an intraocular tamponade for retina flattening. Following surgery, subfoveal PFCL was retained beneath the retina...
September 20, 2017: Ophthalmology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932227/targeted-delivery-of-neutralizing-anti-c5-antibody-to-renal-endothelium-prevents-complement-dependent-tissue-damage
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Paolo Durigutto, Daniele Sblattero, Stefania Biffi, Luca De Maso, Chiara Garrovo, Gabriele Baj, Federico Colombo, Fabio Fischetti, Antonio F Di Naro, Francesco Tedesco, Paolo Macor
Complement activation is largely implicated in the pathogenesis of several clinical conditions and its therapeutic neutralization has proven effective in preventing tissue and organ damage. A problem that still needs to be solved in the therapeutic control of complement-mediated diseases is how to avoid side effects associated with chronic neutralization of the complement system, in particular, the increased risk of infections. We addressed this issue developing a strategy based on the preferential delivery of a C5 complement inhibitor to the organ involved in the pathologic process...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932171/the-role-of-ppar%C3%AE-and-autophagy-in-ros-production-lipid-droplets-biogenesis-and-its-involvement-with-colorectal-cancer-cells-modulation
#17
José Antonio Fagundes Assumpção, Kelly Grace Magalhães, José Raimundo Corrêa
BACKGROUND: In cancer cells, autophagy can act as both tumor suppressor, when autophagic event eliminates cellular contends which exceeds the cellular capacity of regenerate promoting cell death, and as a pro-survival agent removing defective organelles and proteins and helping well-established tumors to maintain an accelerated metabolic state while still dealing with harsh conditions, such as inflammation. Many pathways can coordinate the autophagic process and one of them involves the transcription factors called PPARs, which also regulate cellular differentiation, proliferation and survival...
2017: Cancer Cell International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930681/parkin-independent-mitophagy-controls-chemotherapeutic-response-in-cancer-cells
#18
Elodie Villa, Emma Proïcs, Camila Rubio-Patiño, Sandrine Obba, Barbara Zunino, Jozef P Bossowski, Romain M Rozier, Johanna Chiche, Laura Mondragón, Joel S Riley, Sandrine Marchetti, Els Verhoeyen, Stephen W G Tait, Jean-Ehrland Ricci
Mitophagy is an evolutionarily conserved process that selectively targets impaired mitochondria for degradation. Defects in mitophagy are often associated with diverse pathologies, including cancer. Because the main known regulators of mitophagy are frequently inactivated in cancer cells, the mechanisms that regulate mitophagy in cancer cells are not fully understood. Here, we identified an E3 ubiquitin ligase (ARIH1/HHARI) that triggers mitophagy in cancer cells in a PINK1-dependent manner. We found that ARIH1/HHARI polyubiquitinates damaged mitochondria, leading to their removal via autophagy...
September 19, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930435/new-triplet-sensitization-routes-for-photon-upconversion-thermally-activated-delayed-fluorescence-molecules-inorganic-nanocrystals-and-singlet-to-triplet-absorption
#19
Nobuhiro Yanai, Nobuo Kimizuka
Photon upconversion based on triplet-triplet annihilation (TTA-UC) has attracted much interest because of its possible applications to renewable energy production and biological fields. In particular, the UC of near-infrared (NIR) light to visible (vis) light is imperative to overcome the Shockley-Queisser limit of single-junction photovoltaic cells, and the efficiency of photocatalytic hydrogen production from water can also be improved with the aid of vis-to-ultraviolet (UV) UC. However, both processes have met limitations in the wavelength range, efficiency, and sensitivity for weak incident light...
September 20, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930430/novel-strategies-for-the-production-of-fuels-lubricants-and-chemicals-from-biomass
#20
Sankaranarayanapillai Shylesh, Amit A Gokhale, Christopher R Ho, Alexis T Bell
Growing concern with the environmental impact of CO2 emissions produced by combustion of fuels derived from fossil-based carbon resources has stimulated the search for renewable sources of carbon. Much of this focus has been on the development of methods for producing transportation fuels, the major source of CO2 emissions today, and to a lesser extent on the production of lubricants and chemicals. First-generation biofuels such as bioethanol, produced by the fermentation of sugar cane- or corn-based sugars, and biodiesel, produced by the transesterification reaction of triglycerides with alcohols to form a mixture of long-chain fatty esters, can be blended with traditional fuels in limited amounts and also arise in food versus fuel debates...
September 20, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
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