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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550740/multi-resolution-classification-of-exhaled-aerosol-images-to-detect-obstructive-lung-diseases-in-small-airways
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Jinxiang Xi, Weizhong Zhao, Jiayao Eddie Yuan, Biwei Cao, Linlin Zhao
Exhaled aerosol patterns have been used to detect obstructive respiratory diseases in the upper airways. Signals from small airway diseases are weak and may not manifest themselves in the exhaled aerosol patterns. Therefore, it will be more challenging to detect abnormalities in small airways. The objective of this study is to develop a simulation-based classification model that can accurately classify small airway diseases. The model performance was evaluated in five obstructed models that are located in lung bifurcations G7-9...
May 20, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536859/accelerated-life-test-methods-and-results-for-implantable-electronic-devices-with-adhesive-encapsulation
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Xuechen Huang, Petcharat May Denprasert, Li Zhou, Adriana Nicholson Vest, Sam Kohan, Gerald E Loeb
We have developed and applied new methods to estimate the functional life of miniature, implantable, wireless electronic devices that rely on non-hermetic, adhesive encapsulants such as epoxy. A comb pattern board with a high density of interdigitated electrodes (IDE) could be used to detect incipient failure from water vapor condensation. Inductive coupling of an RF magnetic field was used to provide DC bias and to detect deterioration of an encapsulated comb pattern. Diodes in the implant converted part of the received energy into DC bias on the comb pattern...
September 2017: Biomedical Microdevices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536589/the-role-of-polyphenoloxidase-peroxidase-and-%C3%AE-glucosidase-in-phenolics-accumulation-in-olea-europaea-l-fruits-under-different-water-regimes
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Marco Cirilli, Giovanni Caruso, Clizia Gennai, Stefania Urbani, Eleonora Frioni, Maurizio Ruzzi, Maurizio Servili, Riccardo Gucci, Elia Poerio, Rosario Muleo
Olive fruits and oils contain an array of compounds that contribute to their sensory and nutritional properties. Phenolic compounds in virgin oil and olive-derived products have been proven to be highly beneficial for human health, eliciting increasing attention from the food industry and consumers. Although phenolic compounds in olive fruit and oil have been extensively investigated, allowing the identification of the main classes of metabolites and their accumulation patterns, knowledge of the molecular and biochemical mechanisms regulating phenolic metabolism remains scarce...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528901/responses-to-spatial-contrast-in-the-mouse-suprachiasmatic-nuclei
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Joshua W Mouland, Adam R Stinchcombe, Daniel B Forger, Timothy M Brown, Robert J Lucas
A direct retinal projection targets the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) (an important hypothalamic control center). The accepted function of this projection is to convey information about ambient light (irradiance) to synchronize the SCN's endogenous circadian clock with local time and drive the diurnal variations in physiology and behavior [1-4]. Here, we report that it also renders the SCN responsive to visual images. We map spatial receptive fields (RFs) for SCN neurons and find that only a minority are excited (or inhibited) by light from across the scene as expected for irradiance detectors...
May 11, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526226/experimental-pain-in-the-groin-may-refer-into-the-lower-abdomen-implications-to-clinical-assessments
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M K Drew, T S Palsson, R P Hirata, M Izumi, G Lovell, M Welvaert, P Chiarelli, P G Osmotherly, T Graven-Nielsen
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of experimental adductor pain on the pain referral pattern, mechanical sensitivity and muscle activity during common clinical tests. DESIGN: Repeated-measures design. METHODS: In two separate sessions, 15 healthy males received a hypertonic (painful) and isotonic (control) saline injection to either the adductor longus (AL) tendon to produce experimental groin pain or into the rectus femoris (RF) tendon as a painful control...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499231/radiofrequency-electromagnetic-fields-and-some-cancers-of-unknown-etiology-an-ecological-study
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Jesus Gonzalez-Rubio, Enrique Arribas, Raquel Ramirez-Vazquez, Alberto Najera
Simultaneously with the increase of Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields (RF-EMF) in recent decades, there has been increasing concern about their potential relation with the etiology of several tumors. At this time, the techniques of spatial data analysis jointly with the study of the personal exposure to these fields offer a new approach to the problem. This paper presents the results of a preliminary epidemiological study, combining Epidemiology, Statistics and Geographical Information Systems (GIS), in which we analyzed the correlation between exposure to RF-EMF in the city of Albacete (166,000 inhabitants, southeast Spain) and the incidence of several cancers with unspecific causes (lymphomas, and brain tumors)...
May 9, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494618/machine-learning-methods-to-predict-diabetes-complications
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Arianna Dagliati, Simone Marini, Lucia Sacchi, Giulia Cogni, Marsida Teliti, Valentina Tibollo, Pasquale De Cata, Luca Chiovato, Riccardo Bellazzi
One of the areas where Artificial Intelligence is having more impact is machine learning, which develops algorithms able to learn patterns and decision rules from data. Machine learning algorithms have been embedded into data mining pipelines, which can combine them with classical statistical strategies, to extract knowledge from data. Within the EU-funded MOSAIC project, a data mining pipeline has been used to derive a set of predictive models of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) complications based on electronic health record data of nearly one thousand patients...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487151/dietary-inflammatory-potential-is-linked-to-cardiovascular-disease-risk-burden-in-the-us-adult-population
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Stefanos Tyrovolas, Ai Koyanagi, Georgios A Kotsakis, Demosthenes Panagiotakos, Nitin Shivappa, Michael D Wirth, James R Hébert, Josep Maria Haro
BACKGROUND: Dietary guidelines are a key tool in the public health quiver. Single nutrients have been linked to cardiovascular diseases, but existing metrics do not capture the overall effect of diet on inflammatory diseases. The aim of this study was to examine the association between dietary inflammatory potential and cardiovascular diseases risk factors (CVD-RFs) in a nationally-representative sample of non-institutionalized US adults using data from the continuous National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) (2007-2012)...
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463331/synthetic-aperture-radar-with-dynamic-metasurface-antennas-a-conceptual-development
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Michael Boyarsky, Timothy Sleasman, Laura Pulido-Mancera, Thomas Fromenteze, Andreas Pedross-Engel, Claire M Watts, Mohammadreza F Imani, Matthew S Reynolds, David R Smith
We investigate the application of dynamic metasurface antennas (DMAs) to synthetic aperture radar (SAR) systems. Metasurface antennas can generate a multitude of tailored electromagnetic waveforms from a physical platform that is low-cost, lightweight, and planar; these characteristics are not readily available with traditional SAR technologies, such as phased arrays and mechanically steered systems. We show that electronically tuned DMAs can generate steerable, directive beams for traditional stripmap and spotlight SAR imaging modes...
May 1, 2017: Journal of the Optical Society of America. A, Optics, Image Science, and Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451634/position-information-encoded-by-population-activity-in-hierarchical-visual-areas
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Kei Majima, Paul Sukhanov, Tomoyasu Horikawa, Yukiyasu Kamitani
Neurons in high-level visual areas respond to more complex visual features with broader receptive fields (RFs) compared to those in low-level visual areas. Thus, high-level visual areas are generally considered to carry less information regarding the position of seen objects in the visual field. However, larger RFs may not imply loss of position information at the population level. Here, we evaluated how accurately the position of a seen object could be predicted (decoded) from activity patterns in each of six representative visual areas with different RF sizes [V1-V4, lateral occipital complex (LOC), and fusiform face area (FFA)]...
March 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451581/effect-of-exposure-to-900-mhz-gsm-mobile-phone-radiofrequency-radiation-on-estrogen-receptor-methylation-status-in-colon-cells-of-male-sprague-dawley-rats
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P Mokarram, M Sheikhi, S M J Mortazavi, S Saeb, N Shokrpour
BACKGROUND: Over the past several years, the rapidly increasing use of mobile phones has raised global concerns about the biological effects of exposure to radiofrequency (RF) radiation. Numerous studies have shown that exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) can be associated with effects on the nervous, endocrine, immune, cardiovascular, hematopoietic and ocular systems. In spite of genetic diversity, the onset and progression of cancer can be controlled by epigenetic mechanisms such as gene promoter methylation...
March 2017: Journal of Biomedical Physics & Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413651/high-radiofrequency-radiation-at-stockholm-old-town-an-exposimeter-study-including-the-royal-castle-supreme-court-three-major-squares-and-the-swedish-parliament
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Lennart Hardell, Michael Carlberg, Tarmo Koppel, Lena Hedendahl
Exposure to radiofrequency (RF) radiation was classified as a possible human carcinogen, Group 2B, by the International Agency for Research on Cancer at WHO in 2011. The exposure pattern is changing due to the rapid development of technology. Outdoor RF radiation level was measured during five tours in Stockholm Old Town in April, 2016 using the EME Spy 200 exposimeter with 20 predefined frequencies. The results were based on 10,437 samples in total. The mean level of the total RF radiation was 4,293 µW/m(2) (0...
April 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412455/effects-of-rf-pulse-profile-and-intra-voxel-phase-dispersion-on-mr-fingerprinting-with-balanced-ssfp-readout
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Su-Chin Chiu, Te-Ming Lin, Jyh-Miin Lin, Hsiao-Wen Chung, Cheng-Wen Ko, Martin Büchert, Michael Bock
PURPOSE: To investigate possible errors in T1 and T2 quantification via MR fingerprinting with balanced steady-state free precession readout in the presence of intra-voxel phase dispersion and RF pulse profile imperfections, using computer simulations based on Bloch equations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A pulse sequence with TR changing in a Perlin noise pattern and a nearly sinusoidal pattern of flip angle following an initial 180-degree inversion pulse was employed...
April 13, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408910/new-hypervariable-ssr-markers-for-diversity-analysis-hybrid-purity-testing-and-trait-mapping-in-pigeonpea-cajanus-cajan-l-millspaugh
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Abhishek Bohra, Rintu Jha, Gaurav Pandey, Prakash G Patil, Rachit K Saxena, Indra P Singh, D Singh, R K Mishra, Ankita Mishra, F Singh, Rajeev K Varshney, N P Singh
Draft genome sequence in pigeonpea offers unprecedented opportunities for genomics assisted crop improvement via enabling access to genome-wide genetic markers. In the present study, 421 hypervariable simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers from the pigeonpea genome were screened on a panel of eight pigeonpea genotypes yielding marker validation and polymorphism percentages of 95.24 and 54.11%, respectively. The SSR marker assay uncovered a total of 570 alleles with three as an average number of alleles per marker...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404520/nothing-more-than-a-pair-of-curvatures-a-common-mechanism-for-the-detection-of-both-radial-and-non-radial-frequency-patterns
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Gunnar Schmidtmann, Frederick A A Kingdom
Radial frequency (RF) patterns, which are sinusoidal modulations of a radius in polar coordinates, are commonly used to study shape perception. Previous studies have argued that the detection of RF patterns is either achieved globally by a specialized global shape mechanism, or locally using as cue the maximum tangent orientation difference between the RF pattern and the circle. Here we challenge both ideas and suggest instead a model that accounts not only for the detection of RF patterns but also for line frequency patterns (LF), i...
April 12, 2017: Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394080/parallel-transmit-capability-of-various-rf-transmit-elements-and-arrays-at-7t-mri
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Stefan H G Rietsch, Stephan Orzada, Andreas K Bitz, Marcel Gratz, Mark E Ladd, Harald H Quick
PURPOSE: In this work, 22 configurations for remote radiofrequency (RF) coil arrays consisting of different transmit element designs for 7 Tesla (T) ultrahigh-field MRI are compared by numerical simulations. METHODS: Investigated transmit RF element types are rectangular loops, micro striplines, micro striplines with meanders, 250-mm shielded dipoles with meanders, and lambda over two dipoles with and without shield. These elements are combined in four different configurations of circumferential RF body arrays with four or eight transmit elements each...
April 10, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383482/identification-of-mobile-phones-using-the-built-in-magnetometers-stimulated-by-motion-patterns
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Gianmarco Baldini, Franc Dimc, Roman Kamnik, Gary Steri, Raimondo Giuliani, Claudio Gentile
We investigate the identification of mobile phones through their built-in magnetometers. These electronic components have started to be widely deployed in mass market phones in recent years, and they can be exploited to uniquely identify mobile phones due their physical differences, which appear in the digital output generated by them. This is similar to approaches reported in the literature for other components of the mobile phone, including the digital camera, the microphones or their RF transmission components...
April 6, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377319/development-of-extended-voyaging-anti-oxidant-linked-amphiphilic-polymeric-nanomicelles-for-anti-tuberculosis-drug-delivery
#18
Rajendran Amarnath Praphakar, Murugan A Munusamy, Mariappan Rajan
Amphiphilic chitosan-graft-poly(caprolactone)/(ferulic acid) (CS-g-PCL/FA) multi-co-polymers were fabricated by microwave-assisted ring opening polymerization followed by an 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethyl-aminopropyl) carbodiimide (EDC)-mediated coupling reaction and characterized by Fourier transformed infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. Graft copolymers self-assembled into nanomicelles, and were able to incorporate rifampicin (RF) into their hydrophobic inner cores. X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns were applied to characterize the crystal structures of graft polymers and the effects of RF on micelle morphology...
April 2, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376281/differentiation-of-fat-poor-angiomyolipoma-from-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma-in-contrast-enhanced-mdct-images-using-quantitative-feature-classification
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Han Sang Lee, Helen Hong, Dae Chul Jung, Seunghyun Park, Junmo Kim
PURPOSE: To develop a computer-aided classification system to differentiate benign fat-poor angiomyolipoma (fp-AML) from malignant clear-cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) using quantitative feature classification on histogram and texture patterns from contrast-enhanced multi-detector computer tomography (CE MDCT) images. METHODS: A dataset including 50 CE MDCT images of 25 fp-AML and 25 ccRCC patients was used. From these images, the tumors were manually segmented by an expert radiologist to define the regions of interest (ROI)...
April 4, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370375/radiofrequency-heating-studies-on-anesthetized-swine-using-fractionated-dipole-antennas-at-10-5-t
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Yiğitcan Eryaman, Russell L Lagore, M Arcan Ertürk, Lynn Utecht, Patrick Zhang, Angel Torrado-Carvajal, Esra Abaci Türk, Lance DelaBarre, Gregory J Metzger, Gregor Adriany, Kâmil Uğurbil, J Thomas Vaughan
PURPOSE: To validate electromagnetic and thermal simulations with in vivo temperature measurements, and to demonstrate a framework that can be used to predict temperature increase caused by radiofrequency (RF) excitation with dipole transmitter arrays. METHODS: Dipole arrays were used to deliver RF energy in the back/neck region of the swine using different RF excitation patterns (n = 2-4 per swine) for heating. The temperature in anesthetized swine (n = 3) was measured using fluoroscopic probes (n = 12) and compared against thermal modeling from animal-specific electromagnetic simulations...
March 31, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
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