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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646775/consequences-of-intensive-forest-harvesting-on-the-recovery-of-swedish-lakes-from-acidification-and-on-critical-load-exceedances
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Filip Moldan, Johanna Stadmark, Jens Fölster, Sara Jutterström, Martyn N Futter, Bernard J Cosby, Richard F Wright
Across much of the northern hemisphere, lakes are at risk of re-acidification due to incomplete recovery from historical acidification and pressures associated with more intensive forest biomass harvesting. Critical load (CL) calculations aimed at estimating the amount of pollutants an ecosystem can receive without suffering adverse consequences are dependent on these factors. Here, we present a modelling study of the potential effects of intensified forest harvesting on re-acidification of a set of 3239 Swedish lakes based on scenarios with varying intensities of forest biomass harvest and acid deposition...
June 21, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646465/delayed-complications-of-deep-brain-stimulation-16-year-experience-in-249-patients
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Gustavo Fernández-Pajarín, A Sesar, B Ares, J L Relova, E Arán, M Gelabert-González, A Castro
BACKGROUND: Over the years, most of the deep brain stimulation (DBS) complications described have been mainly related to the surgery itself or the stimulation. Only a few authors have dealt with chronic complications or complications due to implanted material. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed complications beyond the 1st month after surgery in 249 patients undergoing DBS at our site for 16 years, with 321 interventions overall. RESULTS: Our results show that infection is the most frequent delayed complication (12...
June 24, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646438/noctiluca-and-copepods-grazing-on-the-phytoplankton-community-in-a-nutrient-enriched-coastal-environment-along-the-southwest-coast-of-india
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N Arunpandi, R Jyothibabu, L Jagadeesan, T R Gireeshkumar, C Karnan, S W A Naqvi
The relative grazing impact of Noctiluca scintillans (hereafter referred only Noctiluca) and copepods (Acrocalanus gracilis, Paracalanus parvus, Acartia danae and Oithona similis) on the phytoplankton community in an upwelling-mudbank environment along the southwest coast India is presented here. This study was carried out during the Pre-Southwest Monsoon (April-May) to the Late Southwest Monsoon (August) period in 2014. During the sampling period, large hydrographical transformation was evident in the study area (off Alappuzha, Southwest coast of India); warmer Pre-Southwest Monsoon water column condition got transformed into cooler and nitrate-rich hypoxic waters during the Southwest Monsoon (June-August) due to intense coastal upwelling...
July 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645372/analysis-of-structure-selective-endonuclease-activities-from-yeast-and-human-extracts
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Joao Matos, Stephen C West
The efficient separation of two equal DNA masses to the daughter cells is an essential step in mitosis. This process is dependent upon the removal of any remaining recombination or replication intermediates that link sister chromatids, and a failure to resolve these intermediates leads to genome instability. Similarly, a failure to resolve meiotic recombination intermediates that link homologous chromosomes can cause chromosome nondisjunction and aneuploidy. Cleavage of these potentially toxic replication/recombination intermediates requires the Mus81 endonuclease, which is active upon flaps, forks, and more complex secondary structures in DNA such as Holliday junctions...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645367/base-excision-repair-variants-in-cancer
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Carolyn G Marsden, Julie A Dragon, Susan S Wallace, Joann B Sweasy
Base excision repair (BER) is a key genome maintenance pathway that removes endogenously damaged DNA bases that arise in cells at very high levels on a daily basis. Failure to remove these damaged DNA bases leads to increased levels of mutagenesis and chromosomal instability, which have the potential to drive carcinogenesis. Next-generation sequencing of the germline and tumor genomes of thousands of individuals has uncovered many rare mutations in BER genes. Given that BER is critical for genome maintenance, it is important to determine whether BER genomic variants have functional phenotypes...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644636/path-controlled-time-reordering-of-paired-photons-in-a-dressed-three-level-cascade
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Samir Bounouar, Max Strauß, Alexander Carmele, Peter Schnauber, Alexander Thoma, Manuel Gschrey, Jan-Hindrik Schulze, André Strittmatter, Sven Rodt, Andreas Knorr, Stephan Reitzenstein
The two-photon dressing of a "three-level ladder" system, here the ground state, the exciton, and the biexciton of a semiconductor quantum dot, leads to new eigenstates and allows one to manipulate the time ordering of the paired photons without unitary postprocessing. We show that, after spectral postselection of the single dressed states, the time ordering of the cascaded photons can be removed or conserved. Our joint experimental and theoretical study demonstrates the high potential of a "ladder" system to be a versatile source of orthogonally polarized, bunched or antibunched pairs of photons...
June 9, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643838/organics-filled-one-dimensional-tio2-nanowires-array-ultraviolet-detector-with-enhanced-photo-conductivity-and-dark-resistivity
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Dezhong Zhang, Chunyu Liu, Bo Yin, Ruiliang Xu, Jingran Zhou, Xindong Zhang, Shengping Ruan
A heterojunction photo-conductive ultraviolet (UV) detector was developed based on TiO2 nanowires array (NWA) surrounded by N,N'-bis-(1-naphthalenyl)-N,N'-bis-phenyl-(1,1'-biphenyl)-4,4'-diamine (NPB). The novel and effective two-step method of static infusion and dynamic solution-cleaning was employed to fill NPB into TiO2 NWA gaps and simultaneously remove the unwelcomed top NPB layer. The device fabricated via the two-step method exhibited optimal performance compared to TiO2/NPB device with top NPB layer and TiO2 NWA device...
June 23, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643279/highly-efficient-biosorptive-removal-of-lead-from-industrial-effluent
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Kajal Sao, Madhurima Pandey, Piyush Kant Pandey, Fahmida Khan
This study has been focused on the efficient removal of Pb (II) from contaminated waters by biosorption using plant derived material. Accordingly an indigenous shrub, Tinospora cordifolia has been identified as the most suitable biosorbent. The plant biomass was subjected to optimization of various parameters such as the pH, equilibrium time, dosage, concentration, temperature and the applicable adsorption models. The optimum pH identified was 4.0 with a contact time of 60 min at room temperature (27 ± 2 °C)...
June 22, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643073/endoscopic-resection-of-giant-fibrovascular-esophageal-polyps
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Marc A Ward, Kristin W Beard, Ezra N Teitelbaum, Ahmed M Sharata, Christy M Dunst, Lee L Swanstrom, Kevin M Reavis
BACKGROUND: Giant fibrovascular esophageal polyps are rare benign intraluminal tumors that originate from the submucosa of the cervical esophagus [Owens et al. (JAMA 103: 838-842, 1994), Totten et al. (JAMA 25:606-622, 1953)]. Due to their indolent course, these tumors tend to reach enormous proportions before patients develop symptoms. Accurately diagnosing these tumors is difficult, as endoscopy may miss 25% of these lesions because these polyps exhibit normal intact esophageal mucosa [Levine et al...
June 22, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643047/trace-elements-in-pleural-effusion-correlates-with-smokers-with-lung-cancer
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Kang-Yun Lee, Po-Hao Feng, Hsiao-Chi Chuang, Sheng-Ming Wu, Wen-Te Liu, Kuan-Yuan Chen, Chien-Ying Liu, Shu-Chuan Ho
Smoking leads to the presence of various elements, including toxic metals and metalloids, in tissues and fluids, thus contributing to cancer risk. This study assessed the concentrations of 14 elements (Ag, Al, As, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Ni, Mn, Mo, Pb, Sn, V, and Zn) and biochemical parameters (glucose, lactate dehydrogenase, and total protein) in the pleural effusion (PE) of patients with lung cancer. The potential association of these parameters with smoking was assessed. Total of 48 patients with lung cancer (26 non-smokers and 22 smokers) received thoracocentesis for PE removal...
June 22, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643006/complications-of-fat-transfer-for-breast-augmentation
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Paraskevas Kontoes, George Gounnaris
Autologous fat grafting is quite common for breast augmentations as well as for reconstructive breast surgery. Coleman has described the surgical technique of fat grafting. Fat is harvested, and after centrifugation and refinement, blunt infiltration cannulas are used to place the fat through small incisions. The grafted tissue is placed in small aliquots with each withdrawal of the cannula. In order to achieve an aesthetically pleasing contour of the breast, the fat should be layered into different levels from the chest wall to the skin...
June 22, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642694/ehlers-danlos-syndrome-hypermobility-type-impact-of-somatosensory-orthoses-on-postural-control-a-pilot-study
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Emma G Dupuy, Pascale Leconte, Elodie Vlamynck, Audrey Sultan, Christophe Chesneau, Pierre Denise, Stéphane Besnard, Boris Bienvenu, Leslie M Decker
Elhers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is the clinical manifestation of connective tissue disorders, and comprises several clinical forms with no specific symptoms and selective medical examinations which result in a delay in diagnosis of about 10 years. The EDS hypermobility type (hEDS) is characterized by generalized joint hypermobility, variable skin hyperextensibility and impaired proprioception. Since somatosensory processing and multisensory integration are crucial for both perception and action, we put forth the hypothesis that somatosensory deficits in hEDS patients may lead, among other clinical symptoms, to misperception of verticality and postural instability...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642235/atomic-layered-au-clusters-on-%C3%AE-moc-as-catalysts-for-the-low-temperature-water-gas-shift-reaction
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Siyu Yao, Xiao Zhang, Wu Zhou, Rui Gao, Wenqian Xu, Yifan Ye, Lili Lin, Xiaodong Wen, Ping Liu, Bingbing Chen, Ethan Crumlin, Jinghua Guo, Zhijun Zuo, Weizhen Li, Jinglin Xie, Li Lu, Christopher J Kiely, Lin Gu, Chuan Shi, José A Rodriguez, Ding Ma
The water-gas shift (WGS) reaction (CO+H2O=H2+CO2) is an essential process for hydrogen generation and CO removal in various energy-related chemical operations. This equilibrium-limited reaction is favored at a low working temperature. Potential application in fuel cells also requires a WGS catalyst to be highly active, stable and energy-efficient and match the working temperature of on-site hydrogen generation and consumption units. We synthesized Au layered clusters on an α-MoC substrate to create an interfacial catalyst system for the ultra-low-temperature WGS reaction...
June 22, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641941/role-of-recombination-and-replication-fork-restart-in-repeat-instability
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Erica J Polleys, Nealia C M House, Catherine H Freudenreich
Eukaryotic genomes contain many repetitive DNA sequences that exhibit size instability. Some repeat elements have the added complication of being able to form secondary structures, such as hairpin loops, slipped DNA, triplex DNA or G-quadruplexes. Especially when repeat sequences are long, these DNA structures can form a significant impediment to DNA replication and repair, leading to DNA nicks, gaps, and breaks. In turn, repair or replication fork restart attempts within the repeat DNA can lead to addition or removal of repeat elements, which can sometimes lead to disease...
June 9, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641250/deep-convolutional-neural-network-for-inverse-problems-in-imaging
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Kyong Hwan Jin, Michael T McCann, Emmanuel Froustey, Michael Unser
In this paper, we propose a novel deep convolutional neural network (CNN)-based algorithm for solving ill-posed inverse problems. Regularized iterative algorithms have emerged as the standard approach to ill-posed inverse problems in the past few decades. These methods produce excellent results, but can be challenging to deploy in practice due to factors including the high computational cost of the forward and adjoint operators and the difficulty of hyper parameter selection. The starting point of our work is the observation that unrolled iterative methods have the form of a CNN (filtering followed by point-wise nonlinearity) when the normal operator ( H*H where H* is the adjoint of the forward imaging operator, H ) of the forward model is a convolution...
June 15, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640992/crystalline-organic-pigment-based-field-effect-transistors
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Haichang Zhang, Ruonan Deng, Jing Wang, Xiang Li, Yu-Ming Chen, Kewei Liu, Clinton J Taubert, Stephen Z D Cheng, Yu Zhu
Three conjugated pigment molecules with fused hydrogen bonds, 3,7-diphenylpyrrolo[2,3-f]indole-2,6(1H,5H)-dione (BDP), (E)-6,6'-dibromo-[3,3'-biindolinylidene]-2,2'-dione (IIDG), and 3,6-di(thiophen-2-yl)-2,5-dihydropyrrolo-[3,4-c]pyrrole-1,4-dione (TDPP), were studied in this work. The insoluble pigment molecules were functionalized with tert-butoxylcarbonyl (t-Boc) groups to form soluble pigment precursors (BDP-Boc, IIDG-Boc, and TDPP-Boc) with latent hydrogen bonding. The single crystals of soluble pigment precursors were obtained...
June 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640850/no-evidence-for-punishment-in-communally-nursing-female-house-mice-mus-musculus-domesticus
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Manuela Ferrari, Barbara König
Punishment is claimed as an important mechanism to stabilise costly cooperation in humans, but its importance in social animals has been questioned recently due to both conceptual considerations and a lack of empirical evidence (only few published studies). We empirically tested whether there is evidence for punishment in communally nursing house mice (Mus musculus domesticus, direct descendants of "wild" animals). Communally breeding females pool their litters and raise all offspring together, indiscriminately caring for own and other offspring...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640722/stroke-ineffective-tube-securement-reduces-nutrition-and-drug-treatment
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Sophie Brazier, Stephen J Taylor, Kaylee Allan, Rowan Clemente, Deirdre Toher
Stroke patients with dysphagia often depend on nutrition, hydration and medication via nasogastric (NG) feeding tubes. Securing tubes using tape is associated with repeated tube loss. In this study, the authors determined cause and effect by auditing tube placement methods, delays incurred, duration and costs. Of 202 NG tube placements in 75 patients, 67 placements occurred in 17 patients over a full course of enteral nutrition (EN) and 40 of these placements were tracked. Tubes were secured by tape in 100%, mittens 31% and special observation 5...
June 22, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640253/a-role-for-tspo-in-mitochondrial-ca-2-homeostasis-and-redox-stress-signaling
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Jemma Gatliff, Daniel A East, Aarti Singh, Maria Soledad Alvarez, Michele Frison, Ivana Matic, Caterina Ferraina, Natalie Sampson, Federico Turkheimer, Michelangelo Campanella
The 18 kDa translocator protein TSPO localizes on the outer mitochondrial membrane (OMM). Systematically overexpressed at sites of neuroinflammation it is adopted as a biomarker of brain conditions. TSPO inhibits the autophagic removal of mitochondria by limiting PARK2-mediated mitochondrial ubiquitination via a peri-organelle accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Here we describe that TSPO deregulates mitochondrial Ca(2+) signaling leading to a parallel increase in the cytosolic Ca(2+) pools that activate the Ca(2+)-dependent NADPH oxidase (NOX) thereby increasing ROS...
June 22, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640228/development-and-validation-of-a-high-throughput-mass-spectrometry-based-urine-metabolomic-test-for-the-detection-of-colonic-adenomatous-polyps
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Lu Deng, David Chang, Rae R Foshaug, Roman Eisner, Victor K Tso, David S Wishart, Richard N Fedorak
Background: Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths worldwide. The detection and removal of the precursors to colorectal cancer, adenomatous polyps, is the key for screening. The aim of this study was to develop a clinically scalable (high throughput, low cost, and high sensitivity) mass spectrometry (MS)-based urine metabolomic test for the detection of adenomatous polyps. Methods: Prospective urine and stool samples were collected from 685 participants enrolled in a colorectal cancer screening program to undergo colonoscopy examination...
June 22, 2017: Metabolites
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