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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541250/plasmonic-surface-nanostructuring-of-au-dots-sio2-via-laser-irradiation-induced-dewetting
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Ruixuan Yu, Tamaki Shibayama, Junya Ishioka, Xuan Meng, Yanhua Lei, Seiichi Watanabe
The in-situ observation of Au dot formation and the self-assembly dynamics of Au nanoparticles (NPs) was successfully demonstrated via dewetting of Au thin films on SiO<sub>2</sub> glass substrates under nano-second pulsed laser irradiation using a multi-quantum beam high-voltage electron microscope. Moreover, using electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS) performed in a scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM), the plasmonic properties of the formed Au/SiO<sub>2</sub> nanostructure were analyzed to demonstrate its validity in advanced optical devices...
May 25, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540370/ultralow-friction-of-ink-jet-printed-graphene-flakes
#2
R Buzio, A Gerbi, S Uttiya, C Bernini, A E Del Rio Castillo, F Palazon, A S Siri, V Pellegrini, L Pellegrino, F Bonaccorso
We report the frictional response of few-layer graphene (FLG) flakes obtained by the liquid phase exfoliation (LPE) of pristine graphite. To this end, we inkjet print FLG on bare and hexamethyldisilazane-terminated SiO2 substrates, producing micrometric patterns with nanoscopic roughness that are investigated by atomic force microscopy. Normal force spectroscopy and atomically-resolved morphologies indicate reduced surface contamination by solvents after a vacuum annealing process. Notably, the printed FLG flakes show ultralow friction comparable to that of micromechanically exfoliated graphene flakes...
May 25, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536309/development-and-validation-of-an-ultra-deep-next-generation-sequencing-assay-for-testing-of-plasma-cell-free-dna-from-patients-with-advanced-cancer
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Filip Janku, Shile Zhang, Jill Waters, Li Liu, Helen Huang, Vivek Subbiah, David S Hong, Daniel Karp, Siqing Fu, Xuyu Cai, Nishma M Ramzanali, Kiran Madwani, Goran Cabrilo, Debra D Andrews, Yue Zhao, Milind Javle, Scott Kopetz, Rajyalakshmi Luthra, Hyunsung J Kim, Sante Gnerre, Ravi Vijaya Satya, Han-Yu Chuang, Kristina M Kruglyak, Jonathan Toung, Chen Zhao, Richard Shen, John Heymach, Funda Meric-Bernstam, Gordon B Mills, Jian-Bing Fan, Neeraj S Salathia
Purpose: Tumor-derived cell-free DNA (cfDNA) in plasma can be used for molecular testing and provide an attractive alternative to tumor tissue. Commonly used PCR-based technologies can test for limited number of alterations at the time. Therefore, novel ultrasensitive technologies capable of testing for a broad spectrum of molecular alterations are needed to further personalized cancer therapy. <p>Experimental Design: We developed a highly sensitive ultra-deep next-generation sequencing (NGS) assay using reagents from TruSeq Nano library preparation and Nextera Rapid Capture target enrichment kits to generate plasma cfDNA sequencing libraries for mutational analysis in 61 cancer-related genes using common bioinformatics tools...
May 23, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532109/lactoferrin-modified-graphene-oxide-iron-oxide-nanocomposite-for-glioma-targeted-drug-delivery
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Meng-Meng Song, Huai-Liang Xu, Jun-Xing Liang, Hui-Hui Xiang, Rui Liu, Yu-Xian Shen
Targeting delivery of drugs in a specific manner represents a potential powerful technology in gliomas. Herein, we prepared a multifunctional targeted delivery system based on graphene oxide (GO) that contains a molecular bio-targeting ligand and superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles on the surface of GO for magnetic targeting. Superparamagnetic Fe3O4 nanoparticles was loaded on the surface of GO via chemical precipitation method to form GO@Fe3O4 nanocomposites. Lactoferrin (Lf), an iron-transporting serum glycoprotein that binds to receptors overexpressed at the surface of glioma cells and vascular endothelial cell of the blood brain barrier, was chosen as the targeted ligand to construct the targeted delivery system Lf@GO@Fe3O4 through EDC/NHS chemistry...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524743/nanoparticle-exposures-from-nano-enabled-toner-based-printing-equipment-and-human-health-state-of-science-and-future-research-needs
#5
Sandra Vanessa Pirela, John Martin, Dhimiter Bello, Philip Demokritou
Toner formulations used by laser printers (LP) and photocopiers (PC), collectively called "toner-based printing equipment" (TPE), are nano-enabled products (NEP) because they contain several engineered nanomaterials (ENM) that improve toner performance. It has been shown that during consumer use (printing), these ENM are released in the air, together with other semi-volatile organic nanoparticles, and newly formed gaseous co-pollutants such as volatile organic compounds (VOC). The aim of this review is to detail and analyze physico-chemical and morphological (PCM), as well as the toxicological properties of particulate matter (PM) emissions from TPE...
May 19, 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524069/helical-plant-viral-nanoparticles-bioinspired-synthesis-of-nanomaterials-and-nanostructures
#6
Kannan Badri Narayanan, Sung Soo Han
Viral nanotechnology is revolutionizing the biomimetic and bioinspired synthesis of novel nanomaterials. Bottom-up nanofabrication by self-assembly of individual molecular components of elongated viral nanoparticles (VNPs) and virus-like particles (VLPs) has resulted in the production of superior materials and structures in the nano(bio)technological fields. Viral capsids are attractive materials, because of their symmetry, monodispersity, and polyvalency. Helical VNPs/VLPs are unique prefabricated nanoscaffolds with large surface area to volume ratios and high aspect ratios, and enable the construction of exquisite supramolecular nanostructures...
May 19, 2017: Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520396/simultaneous-on-line-monitoring-of-multiple-reactions-using-a-miniature-mass-spectrometer
#7
Christopher J Pulliam, Ryan M Bain, Heather L Osswald, Dalton T Snyder, Patrick W Fedick, Stephen T Ayrton, Tawnya G Flick, R Graham Cooks
Advanced methods of chemical sampling using miniature mass spectrometer technology are applied to monitor slow reactions at a frequency of ca 180 hr-1. There is no detectable sample carryover and in-line derivatization is used in the case of poorly ionizing compounds. Moreover, we demonstrate high reproducibility with a relative error of less than 10% for major com-ponents. Monitoring is enabled using a continuous-flow nano-electrospray (CF-nESI) probe contained in a custom-built 3D-printed rotary holder. The holder position is automatically set using a stepper motor controlled by a microcontroller...
May 18, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516056/simultaneous-micronization-and-purification-of-bioactive-fraction-by-supercritical-antisolvent-technology
#8
Stevanus Hiendrawan, Bambang Veriansyah, Edward Widjojokusumo, Raymond R Tjandrawinata
Simultaneous micronization and purification of DLBS3233 bioactive fraction, a combination of two Indonesian herbals Lagerstroemia speciosa and Cinnamomum burmannii has been successfully performed via supercritical anti-solvent (SAS) technology. The objective of the present study was to investigate the effectiveness of SAS technology to micronize and reduce coumarin content of DLBS3233. The effects of four SAS process parameters, i.e. pressure, temperature, concentration and solution flow rate on particle formation were investigated...
April 2017: Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511509/comparative-evaluation-of-colour-stability-and-surface-hardness-of-methacrylate-based-flowable-and-packable-composite-in-vitro-study
#9
Saron Ramesh Nair, Nandini Thipannanavar Niranjan, Arun Jayasheel, Deepak Bythnal Suryakanth
INTRODUCTION: With the advent of new technology in material sciences in recent years, the quality of composite resin restorations has improved; however, discolouration and wear of composite resin materials remains to be a major problem in long-term clinical studies. AIM: The aim of the present study was to compare the colour stability and surface hardness of methacrylate based flowable nano composite with methacrylate based packable nano composite. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The difference in colour stability and microhardness of the three composites: G aenial Universal Flo (GC India), Filtek Z350XT (3MESPE) and Tetric N Ceram (Ivoclar Vivadent) were evaluated...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504169/acid-mediated-chemical-treatment-to-remove-sugar-from-waste-acid-stream-from-nano-crystalline-cellulose-manufacturing-process
#10
Sampa Maiti, Saurabh Jyoti Sarma, Satinder Kaur Brar, Rama Pulicharla, Richard Berry
Nano-crystalline cellulose (NCC) is a nano-scale biomaterial derived from highly abundant natural polymer cellulose. It is industrially produced by concentrated acid hydrolysis of cellulosic materials. However, presences of as high as 5-10% of sugar monomers in spent sulphuric acid during the manufacturing process, makes it unsuitable for such recycling or reuse of sulphuric acid. Currently, the industry has been using membrane and ion exchange technology to remove such sugars, however, such technologies cannot achieve the target of 80-90% removal...
August 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503951/gold-nanoparticles-applications-from-artificial-enzyme-till-drug-delivery
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Kazem Golchin, Jafar Golchin, Shahrooz Ghaderi, Neda Alidadiani, Sajjad Eslamkhah, Masoud Eslamkhah, Soodabeh Davaran, Abolfazl Akbarzadeh
Today, nano-medicine promotes new therapeutics and diagnostics tools, including sensing of biomolecules as a biosensor, cancer chemotherapy and drug or gene delivery. Because of small size and biocompatibility of gold nanoparticles (GNPs), they become a good candidate for biological application. Also, thanks to their biological and chemical properties, they can mimic function of some enzymes including super oxide dismutase (SOD), esterase, etc. Also, biomaterials and bioengineering have grown so fast since the last decade for many therapeutic applications such as tissue regeneration...
May 14, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502789/supported-lipid-bilayer-platforms-to-probe-cell-mechanobiology
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REVIEW
Roxanne Glazier, Khalid Salaita
Mammalian and bacterial cells sense and exert mechanical forces through the process of mechanotransduction, which interconverts biochemical and physical signals. This is especially important in contact-dependent signaling, where ligand-receptor binding occurs at cell-cell or cell-ECM junctions. By virtue of occurring within these specialized junctions, receptors engaged in contact-dependent signaling undergo oligomerization and coupling with the cytoskeleton as part of their signaling mechanisms. While our ability to measure and map biochemical signaling within cell junctions has advanced over the past decades, physical cues remain difficult to map in space and time...
May 11, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502181/rapid-nano-gram-scale-screening-method-of-micro-arrays-to-evaluate-drug-polymer-blends-using-high-throughput-printing-technology
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Vincenzo Taresco, Iria Louzao, David Scurr, Jonathan Booth, Kevin Treacher, James McCabe, Eleanor Turpin, Charles A Laughton, Cameron Alexander, Jonathan C Burley, Martin C Garnett
A miniaturized, high-throughput assay was optimized to screen polymer-drug solid dispersions using a 2-D Ink-jet printer. By simply printing nanoliter amounts of polymer and drug solutions onto an inert surface, drug:polymer micro-dots of tunable composition were produced in an easily-addressable micro-array format. The amount of material printed for each dried spot ranged from 25 ng to 650 ng. These arrays were used to assess the stability of drug:polymer dispersions with respect to recrystallization, using polarized light microscopy...
May 14, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499877/novel-superparamagnetic-micro-devices-based-on-magnetised-plga-pla-microparticles-obtained-by-supercritical-fluid-emulsion-and-coating-by-carboxybetaine-functionalised-chitosan-allowing-the-tuneable-release-of-therapeutics
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Cricchio Vincenzo, Mark Best, Ernesto Reverchon, Nicola Maffulli, Gary Phillips, Matteo Santin, Della Porta Giovanna
When superparamagnetic nanoparticles are loaded within micro-carriers of thermosensitive and injectable biopolymers, "smart" microdevices are obtained: they respond to an external magnetic field (EMF) through the release of any co-encapsulated molecules with a remote on-off control. Creating reliable and effective fabrication technologies for the production of these smart nano/micro-devices remains a challenge. In this work Supercritical Emulsion Extraction technology (SEE) is proposed for the fabrication of microcapsules with a core of poly-lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) or poly-lactic acid (PLA) covered by carboxybetaine-functionalized chitosan (f-chi) and loaded with paramagnetic nanoparticles (MAG, mean size of 6...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496103/in-situ-printing-of-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-by-laser-assisted-bioprinting-for-in-vivo-bone-regeneration-applications
#15
Virginie Keriquel, Hugo Oliveira, Murielle Rémy, Sophia Ziane, Samantha Delmond, Benoit Rousseau, Sylvie Rey, Sylvain Catros, Joelle Amédée, Fabien Guillemot, Jean-Christophe Fricain
Bioprinting has emerged as a novel technological approach with the potential to address unsolved questions in the field of tissue engineering. We have recently shown that Laser Assisted Bioprinting (LAB), due to its unprecedented cell printing resolution and precision, is an attractive tool for the in situ printing of a bone substitute. Here, we show that LAB can be used for the in situ printing of mesenchymal stromal cells, associated with collagen and nano-hydroxyapatite, in order to favor bone regeneration, in a calvaria defect model in mice...
May 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494628/probabilistic-risk-assessment-of-emerging-materials-case-study-of-titanium-dioxide-nanoparticles
#16
Michael P Tsang, Danail Hristozov, Alex Zabeo, Antti Joonas Koivisto, Alexander Christian Østerskov Jensen, Keld Alstrup Jensen, Chengfang Pang, Antonio Marcomini, Guido Sonnemann
The development and use of emerging technologies such as nanomaterials can provide both benefits and risks to society. Emerging materials may promise to bring many technological advantages but may not be well-characterized in terms of their production volumes, magnitude of emissions, behavior in the environment and effects on living organisms. This uncertainty can present challenges to scientists developing these materials and persons responsible for defining and measuring their adverse impacts. Human health risk assessment is a method of identifying the intrinsic hazard of and quantifying the dose-response relationship and exposure to a chemical, to finally determine the estimation of risk...
May 12, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493365/polymeric-spatial-resolution-test-patterns-for-mass-spectrometry-imaging-using-nano-thermal-analysis-with-atomic-force-microscopy
#17
Tamin Tai, Vilmos Kertesz, Ming-Wei Lin, Bernadeta R Srijanto, Dale Hensley, Kai Xiao, Gary J Van Berkel
RATIONALE: As the spatial resolution of mass spectrometry imaging technologies has begun to reach into the nanometer regime, finding readily available or easily made resolution reference materials has become particularly challenging for molecular imaging purposes. This paper describes the fabrication, characterization and use of vertical line array polymeric spatial resolution test patterns for nano-thermal analysis/atomic force microscopy/mass spectrometry chemical imaging. METHODS: Test patterns of varied line width (0...
May 11, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490051/comparison-of-flavour-qualities-of-mushrooms-flammulina-velutipes-packed-with-different-packaging-materials
#18
Fang Donglu, Yang Wenjian, Benard Muinde Kimatu, Zhao Liyan, An Xinxin, Hu Qiuhui
To clarify the dynamic changes of flavour components in mushrooms packed with different packaging materials during storage, comprehensive flavour characterization, non-volatile and volatile compounds of Flammulina velutipes were evaluated using electronic nose (E-nose), electronic tongue (E-tongue) technology and headspace solid phase micro-extraction combined with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (HS-SPME-GC-MS), respectively. Results showed that volatile compounds of fresh F. velutipes mainly consisted of ketones and alcohols, with 3-octanone being the predominant compound...
October 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487818/modeling-adsorption-of-brominated-chlorinated-and-mixed-bromo-chloro-dibenzo-p-dioxins-on-c60-fullerene-using-nano-qspr
#19
Piotr Urbaszek, Agnieszka Gajewicz, Celina Sikorska, Maciej Haranczyk, Tomasz Puzyn
Many technological implementations in the field of nanotechnology have involved carbon nanomaterials, including fullerenes such as the buckminsterfullerene, C60. The unprecedented properties of such organic nanomaterials (in particular their large surface area) gained extensive attention for their potential use as organic pollutant sorbents. Sorption interactions can be very hazardous and useful at the same time. This work investigates the influence of halogenation by bromine and/or chlorine in dibenzo-p-dioxins on their sorption ability on the C60 fullerene surface...
2017: Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485539/encapsulation-of-active-compounds-in-fruit-and-vegetable-juice-processing-current-state-and-perspectives
#20
REVIEW
Barbara Speranza, Leonardo Petruzzi, Antonio Bevilacqua, Mariangela Gallo, Daniela Campaniello, Milena Sinigaglia, Maria Rosaria Corbo
The production of value-added and/or functional juices has increased significantly in recent years, following an increased consumer demand to promote health and/or prevent disease through diet and nutrition. Micro and nano-encapsulation are promising technologies to protect and deliver sensitive compounds, allowing a controlled release in the target sites. This paper offers an overview of current applications, limits and challenges of encapsulation technologies in the production of fruit and vegetable juices, with a particular emphasis on products derived from different botanical sources...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Food Science
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