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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222258/a-simple-and-large-scale-strategy-to-prepare-flexible-graphene-tape-electrode
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Li Wang, Jie Yu, Yayun Zhang, Han Yang, Longfei Miao, Yonghai Song
A simple and large-scale strategy to prepare flexible graphene tape electrode (GTE) was proposed. The flexible GTE was prepared by a facile peeling method in which a piece of commercial graphite foil was firstly covered by a commercial acrylic transparent tape and then the transparent adhesive tape was quickly torn off from the graphite foil. Scanning electron microscopy results showed that some folded and wrinkled graphene layers stood up on the GTE surface to form three-dimensional (3D) porous graphene foam...
February 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218271/beads-milling-of-waste-si-sawdust-into-high-performance-nanoflakes-for-lithium-ion-batteries
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Takatoshi Kasukabe, Hirotomo Nishihara, Katsuya Kimura, Taketoshi Matsumoto, Hikaru Kobayashi, Makoto Okai, Takashi Kyotani
Nowadays, ca. 176,640 tons/year of silicon (Si) (>4N) is manufactured for Si wafers used for semiconductor industry. The production of the highly pure Si wafers inevitably includes very high-temperature steps at 1400-2000 °C, which is energy-consuming and environmentally unfriendly. Inefficiently, ca. 45-55% of such costly Si is lost simply as sawdust in the cutting process. In this work, we develop a cost-effective way to recycle Si sawdust as a high-performance anode material for lithium-ion batteries...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211898/rapid-prototyping-of-all-solution-processed-multi-lengthscale-electrodes-using-polymer-induced-thin-film-wrinkling
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Christine M Gabardo, Robert C Adams-McGavin, Barnabas C Fung, Eric J Mahoney, Qiyin Fang, Leyla Soleymani
Three-dimensional electrodes that are controllable over multiple lengthscales are very important for use in bioanalytical systems that integrate solid-phase devices with solution-phase samples. Here we present a fabrication method based on all-solution-processing and thin film wrinkling using smart polymers that is ideal for rapid prototyping of tunable three-dimensional electrodes and is extendable to large volume manufacturing. Although all-solution-processing is an attractive alternative to vapor-based techniques for low-cost manufacturing of electrodes, it often results in films suffering from low conductivity and poor substrate adhesion...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208993/preliminary-sem-observations-on-the-surface-of-elastomeric-impression-materials-after-immersion-or-ozone-disinfection
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Nikolas Poulis, Anthony Prombonas, Stavros Yannikakis, Thanasis Karampotsos, Martha-Spyridoula Katsarou, Nikolaos Drakoulis
INTRODUCTION: Surface integrity of dental elastomeric impression materials that are subjected to disinfection is of major importance for the quality of the final prosthetic restorations. AIM: The aim of this qualitative Scanning Electronic Microscopy (SEM) study was to reveal the effects of immersion or ozone disinfection on the surface of four dental elastomeric impression materials. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four dental elastomeric impression material brands were used (two vinyl polysiloxane silicones, one polyether, and one vinyl polyether silicone)...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208345/mechanical-stability-of-particle-stabilized-droplets-under-micropipette-aspiration
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Niveditha Samudrala, Jin Nam, Raphaël Sarfati, Robert W Style, Eric R Dufresne
We investigate the mechanical behavior of particle-stabilized droplets using micropipette aspiration. We observe that droplets stabilized with amphiphilic dumbbell-shaped particles exhibit a two-stage response to increasing suction pressure. Droplets first drip, then wrinkle and buckle like an elastic shell. While particles have a dramatic impact on the mechanism of failure, the mechanical strength of the droplets is only modestly increased. On the other hand, droplets coated with the molecular surfactant sodium dodecyl sulfate are even weaker than bare droplets...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204807/phytosphingosine-1-phosphate-and-epidermal-growth-factor-synergistically-restore-extracellular-matrix-in-human-dermal-fibroblasts-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Seung Bin Kwon, Sungkwan An, Min Jung Kim, Ka Ram Kim, Young Min Choi, Kyu Joong Ahn, In-Sook An, Hwa Jun Cha
Phytosphingosine-1-phosphate (PhS1P), which is found in plants and fungi, is generated by the phosphorylation of phytosphingosine and is structurally similar to molecules that promote cellular growth and proliferation. The aim of this study was to ascertain whether PhS1P displays synergistic effects together with epidermal growth factor (EGF), which is also critical for activating proliferation, migration and survival pathways. We utilized cultured human dermal fibroblasts (HDFs) and a number of assays, including western blotting, cell migration assays, quantitative (real-time) PCR, and viability assays...
March 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203492/safety-and-effectiveness-of-juv%C3%A3-derm-ultra-plus-injectable-gel-in-correcting-severe-nasolabial-folds-in-chinese-subjects
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Dong Li, Yun Xie, Qin Li, Jiaming Sun, Ping Jiang, Yi Jia, Diane K Murphy, Qingfeng Li
BACKGROUND: Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are effective in correcting severe nasolabial folds (NLFs) in non-Asian populations. We assessed safety and effectiveness of Juvéderm Ultra Plus in a Chinese population. METHODS: This double-blind study randomized Chinese subjects with severe NLFs to Juvéderm Ultra Plus (24 mg/mL) in 1 NLF and Restylane injectable gel (20 mg/mL) in the other NLF. NLFs were evaluated using the validated 5-point photonumeric Allergan NLF Severity Scale (0 is "no wrinkle" and 4 is "very deep wrinkle")...
January 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203099/a-new-dermocosmetic-containing-retinaldehyde-delta-tocopherol-glucoside-and-glycylglycine-oleamide-for-managing-naturally-aged-skin-results-from-in-vitro-to-clinical-studies
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Céline Rouvrais, Daniel Bacqueville, Patrick Bogdanowicz, Marie-José Haure, Laure Duprat, Christine Coutanceau, Nathalie Castex-Rizzi, Hélène Duplan, Valérie Mengeaud, Sandrine Bessou-Touya
INTRODUCTION: Natural aging of skin tissues, the addition of the cumulative action of the time and radiation exposure result in skin atrophy, wrinkles and degeneration of the extracellular matrix (ECM). The aim of the study was to investigate the beneficial effect of a combination containing retinaldehyde (RAL), delta-tocopherol glucoside (delta-TC) and glycylglycine ole-amide (GGO) and of a dermocosmetic containing the combination. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The protective effect of the combination was assessed through in vitro gene expression of ultraviolet (UV)-irradiated fibroblasts...
2017: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202286/equatorial-wrinkles-in-the-human-lens-capsule
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H J Burd, G A Montenegro, L P Cortés, R I Barraquer, R Michael
Equatorial wrinkles, or crenations, have been previously observed around the equator in coronal images of the human ocular lens. However, wrinkles are typically not apparent when the lens is viewed from saggital directions. In the current paper, the existence and geometry of these wrinkles is shown to be consistent with a mechanical model of the isolated lens, in which the capsule is held in a state of residual tension by a spatially uniform internal pressure. The occurrence of equatorial wrinkles is therefore seen to be a mechanical consequence of the spheroidal shape of the lens capsule and an excess intralenticular pressure...
February 12, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201987/an-integrative-metabolomics-and-transcriptomics-study-to-identify-metabolic-alterations-in-aged-skin-of-humans-in-vivo
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Andreas Kuehne, Janosch Hildebrand, Joern Soehle, Horst Wenck, Lara Terstegen, Stefan Gallinat, Anja Knott, Marc Winnefeld, Nicola Zamboni
BACKGROUND: Aging human skin undergoes significant morphological and functional changes such as wrinkle formation, reduced wound healing capacity, and altered epidermal barrier function. Besides known age-related alterations like DNA-methylation changes, metabolic adaptations have been recently linked to impaired skin function in elder humans. Understanding of these metabolic adaptations in aged skin is of special interest to devise topical treatments that potentially reverse or alleviate age-dependent skin deterioration and the occurrence of skin disorders...
February 15, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198805/boundary-dependent-mechanical-properties-of-graphene-annular-under-in-plane-circular-shearing-via-atomistic-simulations
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Yinfeng Li, Qianling Lin, Daxiang Cui
Graphene annulus possesses special wrinkling phenomenon with wide range of potential applications. Using molecular dynamics simulation, this study concerns the effect of boundary on the mechanical properties of circular and elliptical graphene annuli under circular shearing at inner edge. Both the wrinkle characteristic and torque capacity of annular graphene can be effectively tuned by outer boundary radius and aspect ratio. For circular annulus with fixed inner radius, the critical angle of rotation can be increased by several times without sacrificing its torque capacity by increasing outer boundary radius...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195844/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-660-nm-and-411-to-777-nm-light-emitting-devices-for-treating-wrinkles
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Chan Hee Nam, Byung Cheol Park, Myung Hwa Kim, Eun Hee Choi, Seung Phil Hong
BACKGROUND: Low-level light therapy (LLLT) using light-emitting diodes (LEDs) is considered to be helpful for skin regeneration and anti-inflammation. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of 2 types of LLLTs using 660 nm-emitting red LEDs and 411 to 777 nm-emitting white LEDs in the treatment of facial wrinkles. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective, randomized, double-blinded, comparative clinical trial involving 52 adult female subjects was performed...
February 9, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186795/geometry-driven-folding-of-a-floating-annular-sheet
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Joseph D Paulsen, Vincent Démery, K Buğra Toga, Zhanlong Qiu, Thomas P Russell, Benny Davidovitch, Narayanan Menon
Predicting the large-amplitude deformations of thin elastic sheets is difficult due to the complications of self contact, geometric nonlinearities, and a multitude of low-lying energy states. We study a simple two-dimensional setting where an annular polymer sheet floating on an air-water interface is subjected to different tensions on the inner and outer rims. The sheet folds and wrinkles into many distinct morphologies that break axisymmetry. These states can be understood within a recent geometric approach for determining the gross shape of extremely bendable yet inextensible sheets by extremizing an appropriate area functional...
January 27, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181398/enhanced-high-energy-protocol-using-a-fractional-bipolar-radiofrequency-device-combined-with-bipolar-radiofrequency-and-infrared-light-for-improving-facial-skin-appearance-and-wrinkles
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Michael H Gold, Brian S Biesman, Mark Taylor
BACKGROUND: Fractional bipolar radiofrequency treatment and treatment with bipolar radiofrequency combined with infrared light have been shown in previous trials to safely and effectively improve the appearance of facial wrinkles. AIMS: To evaluate a high-energy protocol with combined bipolar radiofrequency and infrared light energies for improvement in photoaged facial skin. PATIENTS/METHODS: Seventy-two patients presenting with mild to moderate facial wrinkles underwent a single full-face treatment (n=54) or two treatments (n=18) at 6-week intervals...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174580/expression-of-camelina-wrinkled1-isoforms-rescue-the-seed-phenotype-of-the-arabidopsis-wri1-mutant-and-increase-the-triacylglycerol-content-in-tobacco-leaves
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Dahee An, Hyojin Kim, Seulgi Ju, Young Sam Go, Hyun Uk Kim, Mi Chung Suh
Triacylglycerol (TAG) is an energy-rich reserve in plant seeds that is composed of glycerol esters with three fatty acids. Since TAG can be used as a feedstock for the production of biofuels and bio-chemicals, producing TAGs in vegetative tissue is an alternative way of meeting the increasing demand for its usage. The WRINKLED1 (WRI1) gene is a well-established key transcriptional regulator involved in the upregulation of fatty acid biosynthesis in developing seeds. WRI1s from Arabidopsis and several other crops have been previously employed for increasing TAGs in seed and vegetative tissues...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170435/preventive-effect-of-dietary-astaxanthin-on-uva-induced-skin-photoaging-in-hairless-mice
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Toshiyuki Komatsu, Suguru Sasaki, Yuki Manabe, Takashi Hirata, Tatsuya Sugawara
Astaxanthin, a carotenoid found mainly in seafood, has potential clinical applications due to its antioxidant activity. In this study, we evaluated the effect of dietary astaxanthin derived from Haematococcus pluvialis on skin photoaging in UVA-irradiated hairless mice by assessing various parameters of photoaging. After chronic ultraviolet A (UVA) exposure, a significant increase in transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and wrinkle formation in the dorsal skin caused by UVA was observed, and dietary astaxanthin significantly suppressed these photoaging features...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169506/a-combinational-effect-of-bulk-and-surface-shape-memory-transitions-on-the-regulation-of-cell-alignment
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Koichiro Uto, Takao Aoyagi, Cole A DeForest, Allan S Hoffman, Mitsuhiro Ebara
A novel shape-memory cell culture platform has been designed that is capable of simultaneously tuning surface topography and dimensionality to manipulate cell alignment. By crosslinking poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) macromonomers of precisely designed nanoarchitectures, a shape-memory PCL with switching temperature near body temperature is successfully prepared. The temporary strain-fixed PCLs are prepared by processing through heating, stretching, and cooling about the switching temperature. Temporary nanowrinkles are also formed spontaneously during the strain-fixing process with magnitudes that are dependent on the applied strain...
February 7, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166434/a-systematic-review-of-comparative-studies-of-co2anderbium-yag-lasers-in-resurfacing-facial-rhytides-wrinkles
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Kee-Hsin Chen, Ka-Wai Tam, I-Fan Chen, Shihping Kevin Huang, Pei-Chuan Tzeng, Hsian-Jenn Wang, Chiehfeng Cliff Chen
BACKGROUND: Laser resurfacing is used to minimize wrinkles, solar scars, and sequelae of acne. OBJECTIVE: Purpose of the systemic review was to compare resurfacing outcomes of CO2 laser and erbium: yttrium-aluminum-garnet (erb:YAG) laser therapies. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Medline, Cochrane, EMBASE, Google Scholar databases were searched until April 9, 2015 using the following terms: laser, carbon dioxide/CO2, facial wrinkles, rhytides, erbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet/erbium:YAG/Er:YAG...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162860/a-wrinkle-in-the-time-of-mitochondrial-medicine
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Jaime-Dawn E Twanow
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 7, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159584/botulinum-toxin-in-the-management-of-head-and-neck-disorders
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Ravleen Nagi, Deepa Jatti Patil, Shashikant Sahu, Supreet Jain, Giridhar S Naidu
Botulinum toxin is a polypeptide protoxin synthesized by Clostridium botulinum that results in localized reduction of muscle activity by inhibiting acetylcholine release at the neuromuscular junction. In 2004, the US Food and Drug Administration approved its application in the treatment of various medical conditions, such as facial wrinkles, strabismus, cervical dystonia, blepharospasm, and hyperhidrosis. Later, its application extended to improving dental esthetics and gummy smile. It was found to be a safe and effective alternative to medical therapy to treat various head and neck disorders that have a neurologic component...
December 7, 2016: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
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