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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454149/radially-and-azimuthally-polarized-nanosecond-yb-doped-fiber-mopa-system-incorporating-temporal-shaping
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D Lin, N Baktash, M Berendt, M Beresna, P G Kazansky, W A Clarkson, S U Alam, D J Richardson
We report an Yb-doped fiber master-oscillator power-amplifier (MOPA) system with the capability of selectively generating doughnut-shaped radially and azimuthally polarized beams with user-defined temporal pulse shapes. The desired output polarization was generated with the aid of a nanograting spatially variant half-waveplate (S-waveplate). The latter was used to convert the linearly polarized fundamental (LP<sub>01</sub>) mode output from the preamplification stages to a doughnut-shaped radially polarized beam prior to the power amplifier stage...
May 1, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453998/sleep-slow-oscillation-and-plasticity
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REVIEW
Igor Timofeev, Sylvain Chauvette
It is well documented that sleep contributes to memory consolidation and it is also accepted that long-term synaptic plasticity plays a critical role in memory formation. The mechanisms of this sleep-dependent memory formation are unclear. Two main hypotheses are proposed. According to the first one, synapses are potentiated during wake; and during sleep they are scaled back to become available for the learning tasks in the next day. The other hypothesis is that sleep slow oscillations potentiate synapses that were depressed due to persistent activities during the previous day and that potentiation provides physiological basis for memory consolidation...
April 25, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453564/the-influence-of-climatic-variation-and-density-on-the-survival-of-an-insular-passerine-zosterops-lateralis
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Erik M Sandvig, Tim Coulson, Jiro Kikkawa, Sonya M Clegg
Understanding the influence of environmental factors on population dynamics is fundamental to many areas in biology. Survival is a key factor of population biology, as it is thought to be the predominant driver of growth in long-lived passerines, which can be influenced by both biotic and abiotic environmental conditions. We used mark-recapture methods and generalized linear mixed models to test the influence of density and climatic variation, measured at a regional and local scale (Southern Oscillation Index [SOI] and rainfall, respectively), on seasonal variation in survival rates of an insular population of Silvereyes (Zosterops lateralis chlorocephalus), during a 15-year study period, off the east coast of Australia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453443/plasmon-field-enhancement-oscillations-induced-by-strain-mediated-coupling-between-quantum-dot-and-mechanical-oscillator
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Yong He
We utilize surface plasmon field of a metal nanoparticle (MNP) to detect strain-mediated coupling in a quantum dot-mechanical resonator hybrid system including a quantum dot (QD) embedded within a conical nanowire (NW) and a MNP in the presence of an external field. Based on the numerical solutions of the master equation, we find that a slow oscillation originating from the strain-mediated coupling between the QD and the NW, appears in the time evolution of the plasmon field enhancement. The results show that the period (about 2 μs) of the slow oscillation is equal to that of the mechanical resonator of NW, which suggests the time-resolved measurement of the plasmon field enhancement can be achieved easily based on the current experimental conditions...
April 28, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453347/drill-penetration-injury-to-extensor-tendons-a-biomechanical-analysis
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Jared M Mahylis, Anora K Burwell, Laura Bonneau, Lynn M Marshall, Adam J Mirarchi
BACKGROUND: Little is known about extensor tendon failure following drill injury at the time of volar plate fixation. Our goals were to analyze extensor tendon injury following simulated drill penetration, and change in tendon displacement during cyclic loading following simulated drill penetration injury. METHODS: Extensor pollicis longus (EPL) and extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB) tendons were harvested from 9 fresh frozen cadaveric arms. Eighteen EPL and 18 ECRB samples were created from harvested tendons...
May 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452338/recent-advances-in-physiological-oscillations
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Thomas Penzel, Alberto Porta, Aneta Stefanovska, Niels Wessel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449226/an-integrated-network-analysis-identifies-how-arcab-enables-metabolic-oscillations-in-the-nitric-oxide-detoxification-network-of-escherichia-coli
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Sarah A Sacco, Kristin J Adolfsen, Mark P Brynildsen
The virulences of many pathogens depend on their abilities to detoxify the immune antimicrobial nitric oxide (NO•). The functions of bacterial NO• detoxification machinery depend on oxygen (O2 ), with O2 inhibiting some enzymes, whereas others use it as a substrate. Previously, Escherichia coli NO• detoxification was found to be highly attenuated under microaerobic conditions and metabolic oscillations were observed. The oscillations in [NO•] and [O2 ] were found to result from the inhibitory action of NO• on aerobic respiration, the catalytic inactivation of NO• by Hmp (an NO• dioxygenase), and an imbalanced competition for O2 between Hmp and cytochrome terminal oxidase activity...
April 27, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449117/the-lxr-ligand-t0901317-acutely-inhibits-insulin-secretion-by-affecting-mitochondrial-metabolism
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Jonas Maczewsky, Jelena Sikimic, Cita Bauer, Peter Krippeit-Drews, Carmen Wolke, Uwe Lendeckel, Winfried Barthlen, Gisela Drews
The role of liver X receptor (LXR) in pancreatic beta-cell physiology and pathophysiology is still unclear. It has been postulated that chronic LXR activation in beta-cells induces lipotoxicity, a key step in the development of beta-cell dysfunction which accompanies type-2 diabetes mellitus. In most of these studies, the LXR ligand T0901317 has been administered chronically in the µmolar range to study the significance of LXR activation.In the present study, we have evaluated acute effects of T0901317 on stimulus-secretion coupling of beta-cells...
April 25, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448043/challenges-in-rheological-characterization-of-highly-concentrated-suspensions-a-case-study-for-screen-printing-silver-pastes
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Ceren Yüce, Norbert Willenbacher
A comprehensive rheological characterization of highly concentrated suspensions or pastes is mandatory for a targeted product development meeting the manifold requirements during processing and application of such complex fluids. In this investigation, measuring protocols for a conclusive assessment of different process relevant rheological parameters have been evaluated. This includes the determination of yield stress, viscosity, wall slip velocity, structural recovery after large deformation and elongation at break as well as tensile force during filament stretching...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447844/frontal-theta-band-oscillations-predict-error-correction-and-posterror-slowing-in-typing
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Çığır Kalfaoğlu, Tom Stafford, Elizabeth Milne
Performance errors are associated with robust behavioral and electroencephalography (EEG) effects. However, there is a debate about the nature of the relationship between these effects and implicit versus explicit error awareness. Our aim was to study the relationship between error related electrophysiological effects, such as spectral perturbations in fronto-medial theta band oscillations (FMT), and error awareness in typing. Typing has an advantage as an experimental paradigm in that detected errors are quickly and habitually signaled by the participant using backspace, allowing separation of detected from undetected errors without interruption in behavior...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Human Perception and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447183/optical-and-photophysical-investigation-of-2e-1-2-5-dimethylfuran-3-yl-3-9-ethyl-9h-carbazol-3-yl-prop-2-en-1-one-depo-by-spectrofluorometer-in-organized-medium
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Abdullah M Asiri, Al-Anood M Al-Dies, Salman A Khan
(2E)-1-(2,5-dimethylfuran-3-yl)-3-(9-ethyl-9H-carbazol-3-yl)prop-2-en-1-one (DEPO) was prepared by the reaction of 9-ethyl-9H-carbazole-3-carbaldehyde with 1-(2,5-dimethylfuran-3-yl)ethanone under microwave irradiation. The structure of DEPO was established experimentally by EI-MS, FT-IR, (1)H and (13)C NMR spectral studies. Electronic absorption and emission spectra of DEPO were studied in different solvents on the basis of polarities, and the obtain data were used to determine the solvatochromic properties such as extinction coefficient, oscillator strength, transition dipole moment, stokes shift, fluorescence quantum yield and photochemical quantum yield...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446881/assessment-of-airway-distensibility-by-the-forced-oscillation-technique-reproducible-and-potentially-simplifiable
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Samuel Mailhot-Larouche, Mélanie Lachance, Michela Bullone, Cyndi Henry, Ronald J Dandurand, Louis-Philippe Boulet, Michel Laviolette, Gregory G King, Claude S Farah, Ynuk Bossé
A non-invasive index of airway distensibility is required to track airway remodeling over time. The forced oscillation technique (FOT) provides such an index by measuring the change in respiratory system conductance at 5 Hz over the corresponding change in lung volume (ΔGrs5/ΔVL). To become useful clinically, this method has to be reproducible and easy to perform. The series of breathing maneuvers required to measure distensibility would be greatly facilitated if the difficulty of breathing below functional residual capacity (FRC) could be precluded and the number of maneuvers could be reduced...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446864/neural-entrainment-to-polyrhythms-a-comparison-of-musicians-and-non-musicians
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Jan Stupacher, Guilherme Wood, Matthias Witte
Music can be thought of as a dynamic path over time. In most cases, the rhythmic structure of this path, such as specific sequences of strong and weak beats or recurring patterns, allows us to predict what and particularly when sounds are going to happen. Without this ability we would not be able to entrain body movements to music, like we do when we dance. By combining EEG and behavioral measures, the current study provides evidence illustrating the importance of ongoing neural oscillations at beat-related frequencies-i...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446780/holocene-winter-climate-variability-in-central-and-eastern-europe
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Aurel Perșoiu, Bogdan P Onac, Jonathan G Wynn, Maarten Blaauw, Monica Ionita, Margareta Hansson
Among abundant reconstructions of Holocene climate in Europe, only a handful has addressed winter conditions, and most of these are restricted in length and/or resolution. Here we present a record of late autumn through early winter air temperature and moisture source changes in East-Central Europe for the Holocene, based on stable isotopic analysis of an ice core recovered from a cave in the Romanian Carpathian Mountains. During the past 10,000 years, reconstructed temperature changes followed insolation, with a minimum in the early Holocene, followed by gradual and continuous increase towards the mid-to-late-Holocene peak (between 4-2 kcal BP), and finally by a decrease after 0...
April 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446617/is-embryonic-hypothermia-tolerance-common-in-birds
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Jin-Ming Zhao, Zhi-Ming Han, Yue-Hua Sun
Avian incubation temperatures oscillate within narrow limits to ensure proper embryonic development. However, field observations and experimental studies have found that some species can tolerate very low incubation temperatures, either regularly or occasionally. We artificially incubated eggs from five domestic species, which represent a range of egg sizes, to examine whether a diversity of avian species could exhibit an unusual hypothermia tolerance, as observed in the field. We found that eggs of the chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus), pigeon (Columba livia domestica), Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) and budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) survived the incubation period and hatched after experiencing 10°C hypothermia for 6 h each day...
April 2017: Biology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446585/activation-mechanism-of-a-neuromodulator-gated-pacemaker-ionic-current
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Michael Gray, Daniel Hector Daudelin, Jorge Golowasch
The neuromodulator-gated current (IMI) found in the crab stomatogastric ganglion is activated by neuromodulators that are essential to induce the rhythmic activity of the pyloric network in this system. One of these neuromodulators is also known to control the correlated expression of voltage-gated ionic currents in pyloric neurons as well as synaptic plasticity and strength. Thus, understanding the mechanism by which neuromodulator receptors activate IMI should provide insights not only into how oscillations are initiated, but also into how other processes, and currents not directly activated by them, are regulated...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446580/entrainment-of-visual-steady-state-responses-is-modulated-by-global-spatial-statistics
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Thomas Nguyen, Karl Kuntzelman, Vladimir Miskovic
The rhythmic delivery of visual stimuli evokes large-scale neuronal entrainment in the form of steady-state oscillatory field responses. The spatio-temporal properties of stimulus drive appear to constrain the relative degrees of neuronal entrainment. Specific frequency ranges, for example, are uniquely suited for enhancing the strength of stimulus-driven brain oscillations. When it comes to the nature of the visual stimulus itself, studies have used a plethora of inputs ranging from spatially unstructured empty fields to simple contrast patterns (checkerboards, gratings, stripes) and complex arrays (human faces, houses, natural scenes)...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446013/the-in-vivo-effect-of-ytterbium-doped-fiber-laser-on-rat-buccal-mucosa-as-a-simulation-of-its-effect-on-the-urinary-tract-a-preclinical-histopathological-evaluation
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Songzhe Piao, Yue Wang, Young Ju Lee, Seungsoo Hong, Yoonchan Jeong, Seung-June Oh
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to perform a histological analysis of the effect of a ytterbium-doped fiber (YDF) laser on oral buccal mucosa tissue in vivo to simulate its effect on the mucosa of the lower urinary tract. METHODS: A total of 90 8-week-old Sprague-Dawley rats were anesthetized with urethrane (1.2 g/kg intraperitoneally). A prespecified inner buccal mucosal site was irradiated with a YDF master-oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) system for 60 seconds, with output power settings of 0...
April 2017: International Neurourology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443836/energy-harvesting-from-aperiodic-low-frequency-motion-using-reverse-electrowetting
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Tsung-Hsing Hsu, J A Taylor, T N Krupenkin
Mechanical energy harvesting can provide a promising alternative to electrochemical batteries, which are currently widely utilized to power mobile electronics. In this work we present a theoretical analysis of a recently proposed method of mechanical energy harvesting, which combines a reverse electrowetting phenomenon with the fast self-oscillating process of bubble growth and collapse. We investigate the details of the bubble dynamics and analyze the dependence of the energy generation process on the system parameters...
April 26, 2017: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443680/periodic-breathing-during-incremental-exercise
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Piergiuseppe Agostoni, Ugo Corrà, Michele Emdin
Periodic breathing during incremental cardiopulmonary exercise testing is a regularly recurring waxing and waning of tidal volume due to oscillations in central respiratory drive. Periodic breathing is a sign of respiratory control system instability, which may occur at rest or during exercise. The possible mechanisms responsible of exertional periodic breathing might be related to any instability of the ventilatory regulation caused by: 1) increased circulatory delay (i.e., circulation time from the lung to the brain and chemoreceptors, due to reduced cardiac index leading to delay in information transfer), 2) increase in controller gain (i...
April 26, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
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