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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822296/developmental-changes-in-the-mental-transformation-of-spatial-arrays
#1
Christos S Michaelides, Marios N Avraamides
An experiment was conducted to investigate the spatial memory and transformation of spatial relations in a sample of 7-, 9-, and 11-year-olds and to compare their performance with that of adults. Four pictures of animals were presented at different locations on the outline of a circle. Participants were instructed to memorize the array of locations and then, in a direct retrieval task, to reconstruct it from memory on a piece of paper that included only the circle outline. Then, in the transformation task, participants were asked to randomly place one of the animals at a new position around the circle and then to place the remaining three animals so that object-to-object locations were preserved...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822287/blue-light-induced-free-radicals-from-riboflavin-in-degradation-of-crystal-violet-by-microbial-viability-evaluation
#2
Ji-Yuan Liang, Jeu-Ming P Yuann, Zong-Jhe Hsie, Shiuh-Tsuen Huang, Chiing-Chang Chen
Crystal violet (CV) is applied in daily use mainly as a commercial dye and antimicrobial agent. Waste water containing CV may affect aquatic ecosystems. Riboflavin, also known as vitamin B2, is non-toxic and an essential vitamin required for the functions of the human body. Riboflavin is photosensitive to UV and visible light in terms of generating reactive oxygen species. This study investigated the potential application of blue light on riboflavin, so as to come up with an effective way of degrading CV during its treatment...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822246/perfluorooctane-sulfonate-pfos-removal-with-pd-0-nfe-0-nanoparticles-adsorption-or-aqueous-fe-complexation-not-transformation
#3
Saerom Park, Jenny E Zenobio, Linda S Lee
PFOS removal at 6 and 21days (d) when reacted with palladium coated zero valent iron nanoparticles (Pd(0)/nFe(0) NPs) was quantified as a function of pH (3.6, 5.5, and 8.7) and temperature (22, 45 and 70°C). PFOS concentrations were measured in aqueous phases and NP extracts. The greatest PFOS removal occurred at 6 d with the lowest pH and highest temperature; however, recovered PFOS increased at 21 d. Furthermore, neither F(-) nor SO4(2-) (from SO3(2-) cleavage) generation was observed indicating the absence of PFOS transformation...
August 6, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822153/-analyze-moisture-transformation-and-transport-rules-during-processing-of-paeoniae-radix-alba-by-using-low-field-nmr
#4
Wen-Juan Duan, Yue Li, Li Cui, Feng Liu, Guo-Hong Yang, Lan-Ping Guo, Xiao Wang
Moisture status and content during the processing of Paeoniae Radix Alba were studied by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to investigate the changes of transverse relaxation time (T ₂) and MRI images during boiling and drying processes of Paeoniae Radix Alba. The results showed that water in Paeoniae Radix Alba fresh products was major of free water, and in the boiling process, the content of free water increased whereas the content of bound water declined. At the end of boiling, content of free water reached over 90%...
June 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822142/-prospects-of-molecular-breeding-in-medical-plants
#5
REVIEW
Xiao-Jun Ma, Chang-Ming Mo
The molecular-assisted breeding, transgenic breeding and molecular designing breeding are three development directions of plant molecular breeding. Base on these three development directions, this paper summarizes developing status and new tendency of research field of genetic linkage mapping, QTL mapping, association mapping, molecular-assisted selections, pollen-mediated transformations, agrobacterium-mediated transformations, particle gun-mediated transformations, genome editing technologies, whole-genome sequencing, transcriptome sequencing, proteome sequencing and varietal molecular designing...
June 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822131/metabolic-engineering-of-photorespiration
#6
Martin K M Engqvist, Veronica G Maurino
The introduction of two alternative glycolate catabolic pathways in the chloroplasts of Arabidopsis thaliana rendered plants with increased biomass. To introduce these synthetic pathways, the selected genes were stepwise integrated in the nuclear genome of wild-type plants. These plants were transformed by Agrobacterium tumefaciens carrying the binary vectors using the floral dip method. Selection of transformants was conducted using different selection agents and the expression of the transgenes was confirmed by PCR and enzyme activity measurements...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822040/the-effect-of-sources-and-air-mass-transport-on-the-variability-of-trace-element-deposition-in-central-poland-a-cluster-based-approach
#7
Patrycja Siudek, Marcin Frankowski
Measurements of trace element (As, Cu, Cd, Cr, Ni, Pb, Zn) deposition fluxes were conducted simultaneously in two contrasted environments, i.e., urban and forest, between April 2013 and October 2014. This was the first such project in central Poland, aimed at long-term observations of trace elements in the atmosphere and their distribution, transport, and deposition pattern. The receptor sites were different in terms of local meteorological conditions, emission potential, and distance to major anthropogenic sources...
August 19, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822032/synthesis-of-rigid-polyurethane-foams-from-phosphorylated-biopolyols
#8
Juan Carlos de Haro, Daniel López-Pedrajas, Ángel Pérez, Juan Francisco Rodríguez, Manuel Carmona
Renewable resources are playing a key role on the synthesis of biodegradable polyols. Moreover, the incorporation of covalently linked additives is increasing in importance in the polyurethane (PU) market. In this work, previously epoxidized grape seed oil and methyl oleate were transformed into phosphorylated biopolyols through an acid-catalyzed ring-opening hydrolysis in the presence of H3PO4. The formation of phosphate polyesters was confirmed by FT-IR and (31)P-NMR. However, the synthesis of a high-quality PU rigid foam was not possible using exclusively these polyols attending to their low hydroxyl value...
August 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821972/non-deformed-singular-and-non-singular-exponential-type-potentials
#9
J J Pe Na, G Ovando, J Morales, J García-Ravelo
The canonical transformation method applied to the Schrödinger equation to transform it into a second-order differential equation of hypergeometric-type is presented. Starting from there, those exactly solvable multiparameter exponential-type (ME-T) potentials with hypergeometric wavefunctions that belong to the families of radial (singular) and one-dimensional (non-singular) potentials, are obtained. Furthermore, we show how the choice of the involved parameters leads, as particular cases, to different deformed or non-deformed potential models already used in the study of electronic properties of diatomic molecules...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Molecular Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821964/species-identification-of-bloodstains-by-atr-ftir-spectroscopy-the-effects-of-bloodstain-age-and-the-deposition-environment
#10
Hancheng Lin, Yinming Zhang, Qi Wang, Bing Li, Shuanliang Fan, Zhenyuan Wang
In this study, we investigated the potential of attenuated total reflection (ATR) Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy combined with advanced chemometrics for species identification of bloodstains similar to evidence obtained from real crime scenes. Two partial least squares-discriminant analysis classification models (a human-mammal-domestic fowl trilateral model and a species-specific model) were established. The models demonstrated complete separation among the three classes (human, mammal, and domestic fowl) and distinguished six species (human, rat, rabbit, dog, chicken, and duck)...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821948/mucilaginibacter-ginsenosidivorans-sp-nov-isolated-from-soil-of-ginseng-field
#11
Minseok M Kim, Muhammad Zubair Siddiqi, Wan-Taek Im
A Gram-reaction-negative, aerobic, nonmotile, nonspore-forming, and rod-shaped bacterial strain designated Gsoil 3017(T) was isolated from soil of ginseng field and investigated by phenotypic and phylogenetic analyses. Strain Gsoil 3017(T) grew at 10-37 °C (optimal growth at 30 °C) and at pH 5.5-8.0 (optimal growth at pH 7) on R2A and nutrient agar without additional NaCl as a supplement. Strain Gsoil 3017(T) possessed β-glucosidase activity, which was responsible for its ability to transform ginsenosides Rb1, Rc, and Rd (the three dominant active components of ginseng) to F2 and C-K, respectively...
August 18, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821902/-chemotherapy-from-bacteria-killer-to-antitumor-agent-a%C3%A2-striking-transformation-in-the-term-over-the-last-century
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REVIEW
J Konert
The term chemotherapy is more than 100 years old and during this period it has been going through decisive changes in terminology. Initially describing an antibacterial therapy it now is known as a part of the new oncologic therapy. Those upheavels and their causes are represented. Conclusively, the evolution of the urooncologic chemotherapy is briefly outlined.
August 18, 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821835/seeing-biomass-recalcitrance-through-fluorescence
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Thomas Auxenfans, Christine Terryn, Gabriel Paës
Lignocellulosic biomass is the only renewable carbon resource available in sufficient amount on Earth to go beyond the fossil-based carbon economy. Its transformation requires controlled breakdown of polymers into a set of molecules to make fuels, chemicals and materials. But biomass is a network of various inter-connected polymers which are very difficult to deconstruct optimally. In particular, saccharification potential of lignocellulosic biomass depends on several complex chemical and physical factors. For the first time, an easily measurable fluorescence properties of steam-exploded biomass samples from miscanthus, poplar and wheat straw was shown to be directly correlated to their saccharification potential...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821791/determination-of-phenols-isomers-in-water-by-novel-nanosilica-polydimethylsiloxane-coated-stirring-bar-combined-with-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-fourier-transform-infrared-spectroscopy
#14
Bei Zheng, Wentao Li, Lin Liu, Xin Wang, Chen Chen, Zhiyong Yu, Hongyan Li
A novel nanosilica/polydimethylsiloxane (SiO2/PDMS) coated stirring bar was adopted in the sorption extraction (SBSE) of phenols in water, and the high performance liquid chromatography-fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (HPLC-FTIR) was subsequently used to determination of phenol concentration. The SiO2/PDMS coating was prepared by sol-gel method and characterized with respect to morphology and specific surface area. The results of field-emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM) and N2 adsorption-desorption as well as phenol adsorption experiments denoted that SiO2/PDMS has larger surface area and better adsorption capacity than commercial PDMS...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821786/co-registration-of-ex-vivo-surgical-histopathology-and-in-vivo-t2-weighted-mri-of-the-prostate-via-multi-scale-spectral-embedding-representation
#15
Lin Li, Shivani Pahwa, Gregory Penzias, Mirabela Rusu, Jay Gollamudi, Satish Viswanath, Anant Madabhushi
Multi-modal image co-registration via optimizing mutual information (MI) is based on the assumption that intensity distributions of multi-modal images follow a consistent relationship. However, images with a substantial difference in appearance violate this assumption, thus MI directly based on image intensity alone may be inadequate to drive similarity based co-registration. To address this issue, we introduce a novel approach for multi-modal co-registration called Multi-scale Spectral Embedding Registration (MSERg)...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821784/high-copy-and-stable-expression-of-the-xylanase-xynhb-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-by-rdna-mediated-integration
#16
Cheng Fang, Qinhong Wang, Jonathan Nimal Selvaraj, Yuling Zhou, Lixin Ma, Guimin Zhang, Yanhe Ma
Xylanase is a widely-used additive in baking industry for enhancing dough and bread quality. Several xylanases used in baking industry were expressed in different systems, but their expression in antibiotic free vector system is highly essential and safe. In the present study, an alternative rDNA-mediated technology was developed to increase the copy number of target gene by integrating it into Saccharomyces cerevisiae genome. A xylanase-encoding gene xynHB from Bacillus sp. was cloned into pHBM367H and integrated into S...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821719/neural-physiological-and-behavioral-correlates-of-visuomotor-cognitive-load
#17
S M Hadi Hosseini, Jennifer L Bruno, Joseph M Baker, Andrew Gundran, Lene K Harbott, J Christian Gerdes, Allan L Reiss
Visuomotor ability is quite crucial for everyday functioning, particularly in driving and sports. While there is accumulating evidence regarding neural correlates of visuomotor transformation, less is known about the brain regions that accommodate visuomotor mapping under different cognitive demands. We concurrently measured cortical activity and pupillary response, using functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) and eye-tracking glasses, to examine the neural systems linked to pupil dilation under varying cognitive demands...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821680/cortical-representations-of-speech-in-a-multi-talker-auditory-scene
#18
Krishna C Puvvada, Jonathan Z Simon
The ability to parse a complex auditory scene into perceptual objects is facilitated by a hierarchical auditory system. Successive stages in the hierarchy transform an auditory scene of multiple overlapping sources, from peripheral tonotopically-based representations in the auditory nerve, into perceptually distinct auditory-objects based representation in auditory cortex. Here, using magneto-encephalo-graphy (MEG) recordings from human subjects, both men and women, we investigate how a complex acoustic scene consisting of multiple speech sources is represented in distinct hierarchical stages of auditory cortex...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821601/high-sensitivity-quantitative-proteomics-using-automated-multidimensional-nano-flow-chromatography-and-accumulated-ion-monitoring-on-quadrupole-orbitrap-linear-ion-trap-mass-spectrometer
#19
Paolo Cifani, Alex Kentsis
Quantitative proteomics using high-resolution and accuracy mass spectrometry promises to transform our understanding of biological systems and disease. Recent development of parallel reaction monitoring (PRM) using hybrid instruments substantially improved the specificity of targeted mass spectrometry. Combined with high-efficiency ion trapping, this approach also provided significant improvements in sensitivity. Here, we investigated the effects of ion isolation and accumulation on the sensitivity and quantitative accuracy of targeted proteomics using the recently developed hybrid quadrupole-Orbitrap-linear ion trap mass spectrometer...
August 18, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821538/reflecting-on-graphs-attributes-of-graph-choice-and-construction-practices-in-biology
#20
Aakanksha Angra, Stephanie M Gardner
Undergraduate biology education reform aims to engage students in scientific practices such as experimental design, experimentation, and data analysis and communication. Graphs are ubiquitous in the biological sciences, and creating effective graphical representations involves quantitative and disciplinary concepts and skills. Past studies document student difficulties with graphing within the contexts of classroom or national assessments without evaluating student reasoning. Operating under the metarepresentational competence framework, we conducted think-aloud interviews to reveal differences in reasoning and graph quality between undergraduate biology students, graduate students, and professors in a pen-and-paper graphing task...
2017: CBE Life Sciences Education
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