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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934710/calcium-availability-but-not-its-content-modulates-metal-toxicity-in-scenedesmus-quadricauda
#1
Jozef Kováčik, Sławomir Dresler
Impact of calcium nutrition (pre-culture on solid medium with standard or elevated Ca dose, i. e. 0.17 and 4.40mM marked as low and high Ca) on acute metal toxicity (Cd, Mn and Pb, 24h of exposure to 10µM) in freshwater green alga Scenedesmus quadricauda was studied. Surprisingly, Ca content differed only slightly between low and high Ca samples and applied metals rather suppressed its amount. Na content was higher in metal-exposed high Ca samples, indicating that Ca/Na ratio may affect accumulation of metals...
September 18, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934376/managing-menopausal-symptoms-and-associated-clinical-issues-in-breast-cancer-survivors
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Richard J Santen, Cynthia A Stuenkel, Susan R Davis, JoAnn V Pinkerton, Anne Gompel, Mary Ann Lumsden
Objective: Review evidence to guide the management of menopausal signs and symptoms in women after breast cancer and make recommendations accordingly. Evidence: Randomized controlled clinical trials, observational studies, evidence- based guidelines, and expert opinion from professional societies. Background: Several symptoms and clinical problems associated with estrogen depletion -sleep disorders, vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA), vasomotor symptoms (VMS), mood changes, depressive symptoms, cardiovascular disease, osteopenia and osteoporosis- confront the estimated 9...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934277/double-edged-sword-of-interdisciplinary-knowledge-flow-from-hard-sciences-to-humanities-and-social-sciences-evidence-from-china
#3
Meijun Liu, Dongbo Shi, Jiang Li
Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) increasingly absorb knowledge from Hard Sciences, i.e., Science, Technology, Agriculture and Medicine (STAM), as testified by a growing number of citations. However, whether citing more Hard Sciences brings more citations to HSS remains to be investigated. Based on China's HSS articles indexed by the Web of Science during 1998-2014, this paper estimated two-way fixed effects negative binomial models, with journal effects and year effects. Findings include: (1) An inverse U-shaped curve was observed between the percentage of STAM references to the HSS articles and the number of citations they received; (2) STAM contributed increasing knowledge to China's HSS, while Science and Technology knowledge contributed more citations to HSS articles...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934274/desert-soil-clay-content-estimation-using-reflectance-spectroscopy-preprocessed-by-fractional-derivative
#4
Jingzhe Wang, Tashpolat Tiyip, Jianli Ding, Dong Zhang, Wei Liu, Fei Wang, Nigara Tashpolat
Effective pretreatment of spectral reflectance is vital to model accuracy in soil parameter estimation. However, the classic integer derivative has some disadvantages, including spectral information loss and the introduction of high-frequency noise. In this paper, the fractional order derivative algorithm was applied to the pretreatment and partial least squares regression (PLSR) was used to assess the clay content of desert soils. Overall, 103 soil samples were collected from the Ebinur Lake basin in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of China, and used as data sets for calibration and validation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934269/should-i-drink-responsibly-safely-or-properly-confusing-messages-about-reducing-alcohol-related-harm
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Sandra C Jones, Sabine Hall, Kypros Kypri
'Responsible drinking' campaigns emerged in the early 1970s as a means of addressing hazardous drinking and its related consequences. While these were initially the product of public health agencies and health-related NGOs, they are increasingly being developed and disseminated by the alcohol industry. There is considerable debate as to whether industry-generated campaigns are designed to reduce hazardous drinking and related problems (as argued by their developers) or are designed to avoid government regulation or even to increase sales...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934070/presence-of-trihalomethanes-in-ready-to-eat-vegetables-disinfected-with-chlorine
#6
Valentina Coroneo, Valentina Carraro, Barbara Marras, Alessandro Marrucci, Sara Succa, Barbara Meloni, Antonella Pinna, Alberto Angioni, Adriana Sanna, Marco Schintu
Trihalomethanes (THMs) - CHCl3, CHCl2Br, CHClBr2 and CHBr3 - are drinking water disinfection by-products (DBPs). These compounds can also be absorbed by different types of foods, including ready-to-eat (RTE) fresh vegetables. The potential absorption of THMs during washing of RTE vegetables could pose a potential risk to consumers' health. The concentration of THMs in the water used in the manufacturing process of these products shall not exceed the limit of 100 or 80 µgL(-1) according to European Union (EU) and United States legislation respectively...
September 21, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933847/preparation-and-characterization-of-mucoadhesive-nanoparticles-for-enhancing-cellular-uptake-of-coenzyme-q10
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Ji-Soo Lee, Ji Woon Suh, Eun Suh Kim, Hyeon Gyu Lee
The mucoadhesive nanoparticles (NPs) for oral delivery of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) were prepared using natural mucoadhesive polysaccharides, chitosan (CS) and dextran sulfate sodium salt (DS) in order to improve the solubility, cellular uptake, thermo- and photo-stability of CoQ10. CoQ10-loaded NPs were prepared in the range of 340-450 nm with an entrapment efficiency of 60-98%. The mucoadhesiveness and cellular uptake of NPs were evaluated by measuring the amount of mucin adsorbed on NPs and CoQ10 absorbed in Caco-2 cells, respectively...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933837/a-quartz-crystal-microbalance-model-for-quantitatively-probing-the-deformation-of-adsorbed-particles-at-low-surface-coverage
#8
Jurriaan J J Gillissen, Joshua Alexander Jackman, Seyed R Tabaei, Bo Kyeong Yoon, Nam-Joon Cho
Characterizing the deformation of nanoscale, soft-matter particulates at solid-liquid interfaces is a demanding task, and there are limited experimental options to perform quantitative measurements in a non-perturbative manner. Previous attempts, based on the quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) technique, focused on the high surface coverage regime and modeled the adsorbed particles as a homogeneous film, while not considering the coupling between particles and surrounding fluid and hence resulting in an underestimation of the known particle height...
September 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933728/the-effect-of-astaxanthin-rich-microalgae-haematococcus-pluvialis-and-wholemeal-flours-incorporation-in-improving-the-physical-and-functional-properties-of-cookies
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A K M Mofasser Hossain, Margaret A Brennan, Susan L Mason, Xinbo Guo, Xin An Zeng, Charles S Brennan
Marine-based food supplements can improve human nutrition. In an effort to modulate glycaemic response and enhance nutritional aspects, marine-derived algal food rich in astaxanthin was used in the formulation of a model food (wholemeal cookie). Astaxanthin substitution of cookies made from three flours (wheat, barley and oat) demonstrated a significant reduction in the rate of glucose released during in vitro digestion together with an increase in the total phenolic content (TPC) and antioxidant capacity of the food...
July 26, 2017: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933685/adsorption-of-re-3-from-aqueous-solutions-by-bayberry-tannin-immobilized-on-chitosan
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Xianying Qiu, Yueyue Shen, Ruilin Yang, Hongcheng Zhang, Shilin Zhao
Bayberry tannin immobilized on chitosan (CS-BT) was successfully prepared, and its adsorption performance was studied for aqueous solutions of rare earth ions. The as-prepared absorbents were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectrometry and scanning electron microscopy. The equilibrium adsorption capacity was achieved in approximately 30 min. The adsorption process of CS-BT for Nd(3+) ion was well fitted with a Freundlich model. Sorption of Nd(3+) onto CS-BT could be well described by the pseudo second-order kinetics...
September 21, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933535/development-of-visible-light-induced-photoelectrochemical-platform-based-on-cyclometalated-iridium-iii-complex-for-bioanalysis
#11
Chunxiang Li, Weisen Lu, Ming Zhu, Bo Tang
The performance of the photoelectrochemical (PEC) bioanalysis relies closely on the properties of the usedphotoactive species. In this study, a visible-light induced PEC active species, [(C6)2Ir(dcbpy)]+PF6- (C6 = coumarin 6, dcbpy = 2,2'-bipyridine-4,4'-dicarboxylic acid) was prepared based on C6 with the stronger absorbance in the visible region. The as-prepared complex was characterized by 1H NMR,UV-visible absorption and cyclic voltammetry. It exhibits intense absorption in visible region at 480 nm with a molar extinction coefficient (ε) of more 40000 M-1cm-1, which is approximately twice that of Ru(bpy)32+...
September 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933294/biodegradable-black-phosphorus-based-nanomaterials-in-biomedicine-theranostic-applications
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Zhen Wang, Zhiming Liu, Chengkang Su, Biwen Yang, Xixi Fei, Yi Li, Yuqing Hou, Henan Zhao, Yanxian Guo, Zhengfei Zhuang, Huiqing Zhong, Zhouyi Guo
Ascribe to the unique two-dimensional planar nanostructure with exceptional physical and chemical properties, black phosphorous (BP) as the emerging inorganic two-dimensional nanomaterial with high biocompatibility and degradability has been becoming one of the most promising materials of great potentials in biomedicine. The exfoliated BP sheets possess ultra-high surface area available for valid bio-conjugation and molecular loading for chemotherapy. Utilizing the intrinsic near-infrared optical absorbance, BP-based photothermal therapy in vivo, photodynamic therapy and biomedical imaging has been realized, achieving unprecedented anti-tumor therapeutic efficacy in animal experiments...
September 20, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933096/-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-recoveries-of-cutaneous-micro-dialysis-probe-of-paeonol-eugenol-and-piperine
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Chang Yang, Jie Bai, Shou-Ying Du, Ya-Hua Cui, Qin-Shuai Zhang, Jun-Ming Ma
To establish a method for detecting micro-dialysis recovery of paeonol, eugenol and piperine in Huoxue Zhitong patch, in order to provide the basis for further percutaneous pharmacokinetics studies. The concentrations of paeonol, eugenol and piperine in dialysates were determined by HPLC, and probe deliveries were calculated respectively. The effects of concentration and calibration approaches on the micro-dialysis probe deliveries of the three components were investigated, and their probe absorbability, in vitro and in vivo probe stability and repeatability were also studied...
November 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932995/pharmacokinetics-and-preliminary-pharmacodynamics-of-single-and-multiple-dose-lyophilized-recombinant-glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptor-agonist-re-4-in-chinese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Yitong Wang, Bingfeng Xu, Lixia Zhu, Kun Lou, Yingli Chen, Xia Zhao, Qian Wang, Ling Xu, Xiaohui Guo, Linong Ji, Yimin Cui, Yi Fang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Recombinant glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (rE-4) is a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist, which has the same amino acid sequence to exenatide, except for the C-terminal deamidated. This study assessed the pharmacokinetics and preliminary pharmacodynamics of rE-4, following single and multiple subcutaneous injections in Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). DESIGN AND METHODS: In the randomized, open-label study, Chinese patients with T2DM (n = 36) were randomly assigned to three groups of rE-4 (n = 12), rE-4 with metformin (n = 12) and exenatide (n = 12, as the control group) for 12 weeks...
September 20, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932928/a-phase-i-study-to-assess-the-mass-balance-excretion-and-pharmacokinetics-of-14-c-ixazomib-an-oral-proteasome-inhibitor-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors
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Neeraj Gupta, Steven Zhang, Sandeepraj Pusalkar, Mihaela Plesescu, Swapan Chowdhury, Michael J Hanley, Bingxia Wang, Cindy Xia, Xiaoquan Zhang, Karthik Venkatakrishnan, Dale R Shepard
This two-part, phase I study evaluated the mass balance, excretion, pharmacokinetics (PK), and safety of ixazomib in patients with advanced solid tumors. In Part A of the study, patients received a single 4.1 mg oral solution dose of [(14)C]-ixazomib containing ~500 nCi total radioactivity (TRA), followed by non-radiolabeled ixazomib (4 mg capsule) on days 14 and 21 of the 35-day PK cycle. Patients were confined to the clinic for the first 168 h post dose and returned for 24 h overnight clinic visits on days 14, 21, 28, and 35...
September 21, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932752/local-rhbmp-12-on-an-absorbable-collagen-sponge-as-an-adjuvant-therapy-for-rotator-cuff-repair-a-phase-1-randomized-standard-of-care-control-multicenter-study-part-2-a-pilot-study-of-functional-recovery-and-structural-outcomes
#16
Junji Ide, Yu Mochizuki, Arthur van Noort, Hiroshi Ochi, Sudhakar Sridharan, Eiji Itoi, Stefan Greiner
BACKGROUND: The high failure rate of rotator cuff repairs requires the development of methods to enhance healing at the tendon-bone junction of the repair site. PURPOSE: To assess functional recovery and structural outcomes in detail after implanting recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-12 (rhBMP-12)/absorbable collagen sponge (ACS) as adjuvant treatment during open rotator cuff repair in patients over a 1-year postoperative follow-up. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial; Level of evidence, 2...
September 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931907/full-space-device-optimization-for-solar-cells
#17
Ahmer A B Baloch, Shahzada P Aly, Mohammad I Hossain, Fedwa El-Mellouhi, Nouar Tabet, Fahhad H Alharbi
Advances in computational materials have paved a way to design efficient solar cells by identifying the optimal properties of the device layers. Conventionally, the device optimization has been governed by single or double descriptors for an individual layer; mostly the absorbing layer. However, the performance of the device depends collectively on all the properties of the material and the geometry of each layer in the cell. To address this issue of multi-property optimization and to avoid the paradigm of reoccurring materials in the solar cell field, a full space material-independent optimization approach is developed and presented in this paper...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931873/characterization-of-methane-excess-and-absolute-adsorption-in-various-clay-nanopores-from-molecular-simulation
#18
Yuanyuan Tian, Changhui Yan, Zhehui Jin
In this work, we use grand canonical Monte Carlo (GCMC) simulation to study methane adsorption in various clay nanopores and analyze different approaches to characterize the absolute adsorption. As an important constituent of shale, clay minerals can have significant amount of nanopores, which greatly contribute to the gas-in-place in shale. In previous works, absolute adsorption is often calculated from the excess adsorption and bulk liquid phase density of absorbate. We find that methane adsorbed phase density keeps increasing with pressure up to 80 MPa...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931872/efficient-steam-generation-by-inexpensive-narrow-gap-evaporation-device-for-solar-applications
#19
Matteo Morciano, Matteo Fasano, Uktam Salomov, Luigi Ventola, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Pietro Asinari
Technologies for solar steam generation with high performance can help solving critical societal issues such as water desalination or sterilization, especially in developing countries. Very recently, we have witnessed a rapidly growing interest in the scientific community proposing sunlight absorbers for direct conversion of liquid water into steam. While those solutions can possibly be of interest from the perspective of the involved novel materials, in this study we intend to demonstrate that efficient steam generation by solar source is mainly due to a combination of efficient solar absorption, capillary water feeding and narrow gap evaporation process, which can also be achieved through common materials...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931727/co-culture-of-allogenic-dbm-and-bmscs-in-the-knee-joint-cavity-of-rabbits-for-cartilage-tissue-engineering
#20
Bin Xu, Rui Wang, Hao Wang, Hong-Gang Xu
This study aims to assess co-culture of allogenic decalcified bone matrix (DBM) and bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) in the knee joint cavity of rabbits for cartilage tissue engineering. Rabbits were assigned to an in-vitro group, an in-vivo group and a blank control group. At the 4(th), 8(th) and 12(th) week, samples from all groups were collected for hematoxylin-eosin (HE) staining and streptavidin-perosidase (SP) method. The morphological analysis software was used to calculate the average absorbance value (A value)...
September 20, 2017: Bioscience Reports
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