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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941399/comparison-of-uv-led-and-low-pressure-uv-for-water-disinfection-photoreactivation-and-dark-repair-of-escherichia-coli
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Guo-Qiang Li, Wen-Long Wang, Zheng-Yang Huo, Yun Lu, Hong-Ying Hu
Studies on ultraviolet light-emitting diode (UV-LED) water disinfection have shown advantages, such as safety, flexible design, and lower starting voltages. However, information about reactivation after UV-LED disinfection is limited, which is an important issue of UV light-based technology. In this study, the photoreactivation and dark repair of Escherichia coli after UV-LEDs and low pressure (LP) UV disinfection were compared. Four UV-LED units, 265 nm, 280 nm, the combination of 265 + 280 (50%), and 265 + 280 (75%) were tested...
September 17, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938500/acceptability-of-two-colorectal-cancer-screening-tests-pain-as-a-key-determinant-in-sigmoidoscopy
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Benedicte Kirkøen, Paula Berstad, Edoardo Botteri, Eirin Dalén, Jens Aksel Nilsen, Geir Hoff, Thomas de Lange, Tomm Bernklev
Background Participants' experience with a screening test can influence adherence, and therefore the efficacy of screening programs. We compared screening with unsedated flexible sigmoidoscopy and fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) for participants' satisfaction with the decision and for willingness to repeat colorectal cancer screening. Methods In a prospective, randomized trial 3257 individuals (50 - 74 years) were invited to either flexible sigmoidoscopy or FIT (1:1), of whom 1650 took up the offer (52...
September 22, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938392/segmental-bone-loss-reconstruction-using-ring-fixation
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Stephen M Quinnan
Ring fixation is a powerful tool in the treatment of bone defects. The ability to create high-quality, biologically normal new bone of even massive proportions using distraction osteogenesis is a major reason for its success. In addition, ring fixation provides the ability to limit the risk of deep infection, improves flexibility in limb length control and alignment, and increases soft tissue coverage options. The drawbacks of ring fixation include long frame times, pin problems, risk of joint contractures, and difficult usage in areas with a large soft tissue envelope such as the thigh...
October 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938183/age-trends-in-rates-of-substance-use-disorders-across-ages-18-90-differences-by-gender-and-race-ethnicity
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Sara A Vasilenko, Rebecca J Evans-Polce, Stephanie T Lanza
BACKGROUND: Although research has documented age differences in substance use, less is known about how prevalence of substance use disorders (SUDs) vary across age and differ by gender and race/ethnicity. METHODS: Time-varying effect models (TVEMs) were estimated on data from the National Epidemiologic Survey of Alcohol and Related Conditions-III (NESARC III; N=36,309), a nationally representative survey of the adult population. The sample was 44% male; 53% White, 21% Black, 19% Hispanic/Latino, 6% other race/ethnicity...
September 14, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938017/a-highly-conserved-amino-acid-in-vp1-regulates-maturation-of-enterovirus-71
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Yong-Xin Zhang, Yu-Ming Huang, Quan-Jie Li, Xiao-Yu Li, Yong-Dong Zhou, Fei Guo, Jin-Ming Zhou, Shan Cen
Enterovirus 71 (EV71) is the major causative agent of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in children, causing severe clinical outcomes and even death. Here, we report an important role of the highly conserved alanine residue at position 107 in the capsid protein VP1 (VP1A107) in the efficient replication of EV71. Substitutional mutations of VP1A107 significantly diminish viral growth kinetics without significant effect on viral entry, expression of viral genes and viral production. The results of mechanistic studies reveal that VP1A107 regulates the efficient cleavage of the VP0 precursor during EV71 assembly, which is required, in the next round of infection, for the transformation of the mature virion (160S) into an intermediate or A-particle (135S), a key step of virus uncoating...
September 22, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938003/oxsa-an-open-source-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-analysis-toolbox-in-matlab
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Lucian A B Purvis, William T Clarke, Luca Biasiolli, Ladislav Valkovič, Matthew D Robson, Christopher T Rodgers
In vivo magnetic resonance spectroscopy provides insight into metabolism in the human body. New acquisition protocols are often proposed to improve the quality or efficiency of data collection. Processing pipelines must also be developed to use these data optimally. Current fitting software is either targeted at general spectroscopy fitting, or for specific protocols. We therefore introduce the MATLAB-based OXford Spectroscopy Analysis (OXSA) toolbox to allow researchers to rapidly develop their own customised processing pipelines...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937981/cognitive-function-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-heart-disease-related-cerebrovascular-and-cardiovascular-responses
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Mathieu Gayda, Vincent Gremeaux, Louis Bherer, Martin Juneau, Joffrey Drigny, Olivier Dupuy, Gabriel Lapierre, Véronique Labelle, Annik Fortier, Anil Nigam
Chronic exercise has been shown to prevent or slow age-related decline in cognitive functions in otherwise healthy, asymptomatic individuals. We sought to assess cognitive function in a stable coronary heart disease (CHD) sample and its relationship to cerebral oxygenation-perfusion, cardiac hemodynamic responses, and [Formula: see text] peak compared to age-matched and young healthy control subjects. Twenty-two young healthy controls (YHC), 20 age-matched old healthy controls (OHC) and 25 patients with stable CHD were recruited...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937818/divorce-in-an-island-bird-population-causes-consequences-and-lack-of-inheritance
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Nathaniel T Wheelwright, Céline Teplitsky
Divorce (mate switching) is widely considered an adaptive strategy that female birds use to improve their reproductive success. However, in few species are the causes and consequences of divorce well understood, and the genetic basis and inheritance of divorce have never been explored. In Savannah sparrows (Passerculus sandwichensis) breeding on Kent Island, New Brunswick, Canada, 47.0% of pairs in which both partners survived to the following breeding season ended in divorce. Secondary females, which received less parental assistance than primary females, tended to divorce when breeding success was low or when paired with small males...
October 2017: American Naturalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937737/hollow-pd-ag-composite-nanowires-for-fast-responding-and-transparent-hydrogen-sensors
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Ji-Soo Jang, Shaopeng Qiao, Seon-Jin Choi, Gaurav Jha, Alana F Ogata, Won-Tae Koo, Dong-Ha Kim, Il-Doo Kim, Reginald M Penner
Pd based alloy materials with hollow nanostructures are ideal hydrogen (H2) sensor building blocks because of the ultra-high surface area afforded by this architecture. In this work, for the first time, we report a simple fabrication process for preparing hollow Pd-Ag alloy nanowires (Pd@Ag HNWs) by using the electrodeposition of lithographically patterned silver nanowires and followed galvanic replacement reaction (GRR) to form palladium. By controlling the GRR time of aligned Ag NWs within an aqueous Pd2+-containing solution, the compositional transition and morphological evolution from Ag NWs to Pd@Ag HNWs simultaneously occurred, and the relative atomic ratio between Pt and Ag was controlled...
September 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937733/surface-engineering-of-graphene-composite-transparent-electrodes-for-high-performance-flexible-triboelectric-nanogenerators-and-self-powered-sensors
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Jun Yang, Peibo Liu, Xingzhan Wei, Wei Luo, Jin Yang, Hao Jiang, Dapeng Wei, Ruiying Shi, Haofei Shi
A high performance transparent and flexible triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) based on graphene composite electrodes via surface engineering is proposed and demonstrated. Through modifying the CVD-grown graphene by conductive polymer poly(3,4-ethylenedioxy-thiophene):polystyrenesulfonate (PEDOT:PSS), the composite electrodes with excellent optoelectronic performances were fabricated, which exhibited a high transmittance up to 85% and sheet resistance of 85 Ω/□ decreasing from the initial value of 725 Ω/□...
September 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937669/in-situ-solid-state-nmr-and-xrd-studies-of-the-ador-process-and-the-unusual-structure-of-zeolite-ipc-6
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Samuel A Morris, Giulia P M Bignami, Yuyang Tian, Marta Navarro, Daniel S Firth, Jiří Čejka, Paul S Wheatley, Daniel M Dawson, Wojciech A Slawinski, David S Wragg, Russell E Morris, Sharon E Ashbrook
The assembly-disassembly-organization-reassembly (ADOR) mechanism is a recent method for preparing inorganic framework materials and, in particular, zeolites. This flexible approach has enabled the synthesis of isoreticular families of zeolites with unprecedented continuous control over porosity, and the design and preparation of materials that would have been difficult-or even impossible-to obtain using traditional hydrothermal techniques. Applying the ADOR process to a parent zeolite with the UTL framework topology, for example, has led to six previously unknown zeolites (named IPC-n, where n = 2, 4, 6, 7, 9 and 10)...
October 2017: Nature Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937668/complete-protein-protein-association-kinetics-in-atomic-detail-revealed-by-molecular-dynamics-simulations-and-markov-modelling
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Nuria Plattner, Stefan Doerr, Gianni De Fabritiis, Frank Noé
Protein-protein association is fundamental to many life processes. However, a microscopic model describing the structures and kinetics during association and dissociation is lacking on account of the long lifetimes of associated states, which have prevented efficient sampling by direct molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. Here we demonstrate protein-protein association and dissociation in atomistic resolution for the ribonuclease barnase and its inhibitor barstar by combining adaptive high-throughput MD simulations and hidden Markov modelling...
October 2017: Nature Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937641/measurement-of-non-stationary-characteristics-of-a-landfall-typhoon-at-the-jiangyin-bridge-site
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Xuhui He, Hongxi Qin, Tianyou Tao, Wenshuo Liu, Hao Wang
The wind-sensitive long-span suspension bridge is a vital element in land transportation. Understanding the wind characteristics at the bridge site is thus of great significance to the wind- resistant analysis of such a flexible structure. In this study, a strong wind event from a landfall typhoon called Soudelor recorded at the Jiangyin Bridge site with the anemometer is taken as the research object. As inherent time-varying trends are frequently captured in typhoon events, the wind characteristics of Soudelor are analyzed in a non-stationary perspective...
September 22, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937604/asymmetric-cryo-em-structure-of-anthrax-toxin-protective-antigen-pore-with-lethal-factor-n-terminal-domain
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Alexandra J Machen, Narahari Akkaladevi, Caleb Trecazzi, Pierce T O'Neil, Srayanta Mukherjee, Yifei Qi, Rebecca Dillard, Wonpil Im, Edward P Gogol, Tommi A White, Mark T Fisher
The anthrax lethal toxin consists of protective antigen (PA) and lethal factor (LF). Understanding both the PA pore formation and LF translocation through the PA pore is crucial to mitigating and perhaps preventing anthrax disease. To better understand the interactions of the LF-PA engagement complex, the structure of the LFN-bound PA pore solubilized by a lipid nanodisc was examined using cryo-EM. CryoSPARC was used to rapidly sort particle populations of a heterogeneous sample preparation without imposing symmetry, resulting in a refined 17 Å PA pore structure with 3 LFN bound...
September 22, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937281/tracking-by-detection-of-surgical-instruments-in-minimally-invasive-surgery-via-the-convolutional-neural-network-deep-learning-based-method
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Zijian Zhao, Sandrine Voros, Ying Weng, Faliang Chang, Ruijian Li
BACKGROUND: Worldwide propagation of minimally invasive surgeries (MIS) is hindered by their drawback of indirect observation and manipulation, while monitoring of surgical instruments moving in the operated body required by surgeons is a challenging problem. Tracking of surgical instruments by vision-based methods is quite lucrative, due to its flexible implementation via software-based control with no need to modify instruments or surgical workflow. METHODS: A MIS instrument is conventionally split into a shaft and end-effector portions, while a 2D/3D tracking-by-detection framework is proposed, which performs the shaft tracking followed by the end-effector one...
September 22, 2017: Computer Assisted Surgery (Abingdon, England)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937175/chiral-six-coordinate-dy-iii-and-tb-iii-complexes-of-an-achiral-ligand-structure-fluorescence-and-magnetism
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Mei-Jiao Liu, Juan Yuan, Yi-Quan Zhang, Hao-Ling Sun, Cai-Ming Liu, Hui-Zhong Kou
Two new chiral six-coordinate lanthanide complexes (1 for Dy and 2 for Tb) have been synthesized using the achiral flexible ligand H2L (2,2'-[1,2-ethanediylbis[(methylimino)methylene]]bis[4,5-dimethylphenol]). Both complexes crystallize in the chiral P1 group space, and the enantiomers [Zn(L)Cl]3Dy·MeOH·0.5H2O (Λ-1), [Zn(L)Cl]3Dy·1.5H2O (Δ-1), [Zn(L)Cl]3Tb·1.5H2O (Λ-2) and [Zn(L)Cl]3Tb·H2O (Δ-2) are isolated in the reaction. Three [Zn(L)Cl](-) anions coordinate to the central lanthanide ion using two phenoxo oxygen atoms of L(2-), and the lanthanide ion has the coordination geometry of D3...
September 22, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937117/gender-differences-in-dental-students-professional-expectations-and-attitudes-a-qualitative-study
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M da Graça Kfouri, S T Moysés, M C L Gabardo, S J Moysés
Introduction With the significant increase of women in dentistry, the profile of the dental professional has been altered.Aim To investigate the discourses of future dental surgeons, of both genders, from public and private universities of Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil, to detect whether gender profile differences can influence training and intended future practice.Methods The problem is approached using a qualitative design, with the strategy of collective interviews in focus groups followed by a discourse analysis...
September 22, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936974/long-term-effects-of-a-flexible-sigmoidoscopy-screening-after-17-years-of-follow-up
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Nilay Danış, Fatih Tekin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936916/bayesian-quantile-regression-based-partially-linear-mixed-effects-joint-models-for-longitudinal-data-with-multiple-features
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Hanze Zhang, Yangxin Huang, Wei Wang, Henian Chen, Barbara Langland-Orban
In longitudinal AIDS studies, it is of interest to investigate the relationship between HIV viral load and CD4 cell counts, as well as the complicated time effect. Most of common models to analyze such complex longitudinal data are based on mean-regression, which fails to provide efficient estimates due to outliers and/or heavy tails. Quantile regression-based partially linear mixed-effects models, a special case of semiparametric models enjoying benefits of both parametric and nonparametric models, have the flexibility to monitor the viral dynamics nonparametrically and detect the varying CD4 effects parametrically at different quantiles of viral load...
January 1, 2017: Statistical Methods in Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936529/high-performance-flexible-inverted-organic-light-emitting-diodes-by-exploiting-mos2-nanopillar-arrays-as-electron-injecting-and-light-coupling-layers
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Kunping Guo, Changfeng Si, Ceng Han, Saihu Pan, Guo Chen, Yanqiong Zheng, Wenqing Zhu, Jianhua Zhang, Chang Sun, Bin Wei
Inverted organic light-emitting diodes (IOLEDs) on plastic substrates have great potential application in flexible active-matrix displays. High energy consumption, instability and poor electron injection are key issues limiting the commercialization of flexible IOLEDs. Here, we have systematically investigated the electrooptical properties of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) and applied it in developing highly efficient and stable blue fluorescent IOLEDs. We have demonstrated that MoS2-based IOLEDs can significantly improve electron-injecting capacity...
September 22, 2017: Nanoscale
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