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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933749/black-magic-in-gray-titania-noble-metal-free-photocatalytic-h2-evolution-from-hydrogenated-anatase
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Ning Liu, Xuemei Zhou, Nhat Truong Nguyen, Kristina Peters, Florian Zoller, Imgon Hwang, Christopher Schneider, Matthias E Miehlich, Detlef Freitag, Karsten Meyer, Dina Fattakhova-Rohlfing, Patrik Schmuki
'Black' TiO2 -in the widest sense, TiO2 reduced by various treatments-has attracted tremendous scientific interest in recent years because of some outstanding properties; most remarkably in photocatalysis. While the material effects visible light absorption (the blacker, the better), black titania produced by high pressure hydrogenation was recently reported to show another highly interesting feature; noble-metal-free photocatalytic H2 generation. In a systematic investigation of high-temperature hydrogen treatments of anatase nanoparticles, TEM, XRD, EPR, XPS, and photoelectrochemistry are used to characterize different degrees of surface hydrogenation, surface termination, electrical conductivity, and structural defects in the differently treated materials...
December 9, 2016: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933737/testing-the-influence-of-surfactant-based-wound-dressings-on-proteinase-activity
#2
Sunyoung Jeong, Gregory S Schultz, Daniel J Gibson
Proteinases are enzymes that can digest other proteins. In chronic wounds, a sub-class of these enzymes with the ability to degrade the extracellular matrix (matrix metalloproteinases, MMPs) have been found to both inhibit healing and to be able to aid in enzymatically debriding a wound. Enzymatic debridement using the enzymes present in a wound is generally called autolytic debridement. Clinicians seeking to employ autolytic debridement typically use occlusive materials such as medical honey, alginate dressings and other occlusive dressings...
December 8, 2016: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933717/mass-cytometry-analytical-approaches-reveal-cytokine-induced-changes-in-natural-killer-cells
#3
Elena Vendrame, Julia Fukuyama, Dara M Strauss-Albee, Susan Holmes, Catherine A Blish
BACKGROUND: Natural killer (NK) cells have antiviral and antitumor activity that could be harnessed for the treatment of infections and malignancies. To maintain cell viability and enhance antiviral and antitumor effects, NK cells are frequently treated with cytokines. Here we performed an extensive assessment of the effects of cytokines on the phenotype and function of human NK cells. METHODS: We used cytometry by time-of-flight (CyTOF) to evaluate NK cell repertoire changes after stimulation with interleukin (IL)-2, IL-15 or a combination of IL- 12/IL-15/IL-18...
December 9, 2016: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933684/enhancement-of-ag-based-plasmonic-photocatalysis-in-the-hydrogen-production-from-ammonia-borane-by-the-assist-of-single-site-ti-oxide-moiety-within-the-silica-framework
#4
Priyanka Verma, Yasutaka Kuwahara, Kohsuke Mori, Hiromi Yamashita
Ag nanoparticles (NPs) have gained great attention owing to their interesting plasmonic properties showing efficient catalysis under visible light irradiation. In this study, Ag-based plasmonic catalyst supported on the mesoporous silica involving isolated and tetrahedrally coordinated single-site Ti-oxide moieties, Ag/Ti-SBA-15, has been designed with the purpose of utilizing the broad spectrum range of solar energy. The Ti-SBA-15 support allows the deposition of small Ag NPs with a narrow size distribution...
December 9, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933680/primary-breast-angiosarcoma-a-retrospective-study-of-36-cases-from-a-single-chinese-medical-institute-with-clinicopathologic-and-radiologic-correlations
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Lei Wang, I Weng Lao, Lin Yu, Wentao Yang, Jian Wang
The aim of this study was to present our experience with primary breast angiosarcoma (PBA) by describing a large series of cases with an emphasis on clinicopathologic and radiologic correlations. Thirty-six cases of PBA diagnosed at our institution between 2006 and 2014 were retrospectively evaluated. All but one case occurred in women with a median age of 35.5 years. The majority of patients presented with a deeply located painless mass, whereas a minority manifested as diffuse enlargement or swelling of the breast...
December 9, 2016: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933677/the-effect-of-slow-paced-breathing-on-stress-management-in-adolescents-with-intellectual-disability
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S Laborde, M S Allen, N Göhring, F Dosseville
BACKGROUND: Intellectual disabilities often create a state of chronic stress for both the person concerned and their significant others (family, caregivers). The development of stress management methods is therefore important for the reduction of stress in persons with intellectual disability. The aim of this experiment was to investigate the effect of slow-paced breathing on stress symptoms experienced by adolescents with intellectual disabilities during a cognitive task under time pressure...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research: JIDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933671/causal-inference-in-obesity-research
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REVIEW
P W Franks, N Atabaki-Pasdar
Obesity is a risk factor for a plethora of severe morbidities and premature death. Most supporting evidence comes from observational studies that are prone to chance, bias and confounding. Even data on the protective effects of weight loss from randomized controlled trials will be susceptible to confounding and bias if treatment assignment cannot be masked, which is usually the case with lifestyle and surgical interventions. Thus, whilst obesity is widely considered the major modifiable risk factor for many chronic diseases, its causes and consequences are often difficult to determine...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933654/in-vitro-detection-of-diesel-exhaust-particles-induced-human-lung-carcinoma-epithelial-cells-damage-and-the-effect-of-resveratrol
#8
Qifei Li, Mingjie Tang, Anhong Zhou
People are taking up antioxidants in their daily diet and being exposed to a potential diesel exhaust particles (DEP)-containing environment. Thus it is important to study in vitro cellular responses when cells are exposed to DEP with or without antioxidant treatment. The investigation of DEP and resveratrol (RES) on cellular biophysical and biochemical changes is needed to better understand the mechanisms of DEP and RES in mammalian cells. A combination of two non-invasive techniques (atomic force microscopy, AFM, and Raman spectroscopy, RM) and multimodal tools were applied to evaluate the biophysical, biochemical alterations and cytokine, membrane potential and cell cycle of cells with or without RES pretreatment to different times of DEP exposure...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933650/up-regulation-of-microrna-133a-inhibits-the-mek-erk-signaling-pathway-to-promote-cell-apoptosis-and-enhance-radio-sensitivity-by-targeting-egfr-in-esophageal-cancer-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
#9
Qing-Shan Yang, Li-Peng Jiang, Chun-Yan He, Yu-Na Tong, Yuan-Yuan Liu
This study aims to explore how microRNA-133a (miR-133a) affects cell apoptosis and radio-sensitivity by targeting EGFR via regulating MEK/ERK pathway in esophageal cancer (EC). A total of 358 EC patients were selected and assigned into the resistant and sensitive groups. Human EC KYSE 150 cell line was assigned into the blank, negative control (NC), miR-133a mimic, miR-133a inhibitors, si-EGFR, miR-133a inhibitors + si-EGFR groups after transfection. MiR-133a and EGFR mRNA expressions were detected by qRT-PCR and EGFR, MEK/ERK pathway-related protein expressions were detected by Western blotting...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933610/resilience-mediates-impact-of-some-childhood-maltreatment-on-post-traumatic-stress-symptoms-in-conscripted-marines-in-the-republic-of-korea
#10
Heejung Kim, Sun Ah Kim, Seongsook Kong
Although it is known that post-traumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) can result from military service, the variance in PTSS unexplained by military service warrants further investigation, and no researchers have investigated South Korean Marines' vulnerability during their 2-year conscripted service as the first line of national defense against threats from North Korea. This study was designed to examine whether resilience mediated the relationship between childhood maltreatment and PTSS in 169 Korean conscripts into the Marine Corps...
December 9, 2016: Research in Nursing & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933585/effect-of-rheology-and-poloxamers-properties-on-release-of-drugs-from-silicon-dioxide-gel-filled-hard-gelatin-capsules-a-further-enhancement-of-viability-of-liquid-semisolid-matrix-technology
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Misbah Sultana, Mobashar Ahmad Butt, Tariq Saeed, Rizwan Mahmood, Saeed Ul Hassan, Khalid Hussain, Syed Atif Raza, Muhammad Ahsan, Nadeem Irfan Bukhari
The liquid and semisolid matrix technology, filling liquids, semi-solids and gels in hard gelatin capsule are promising, thus, there is a need of enhanced research interest in the technology. Therefore, the present study was aimed to investigate isoniazid (freely soluble) and metronidazole (slightly soluble) gels filled in hard gelatin capsules for the effect of poloxamers of different viscosities on release of the drugs. Gel of each drug (10% w/w, particle size 180-250 μm), prepared by mixing poloxamer and 8% w/w hydrophilic silicon dioxide (Aerosil® A200), was assessed for rheology, dispersion stability and release profile...
December 8, 2016: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933576/-medical-certificates-and-examinations-in-family-doctor-s-office-indications-barriers-and-relevance-of-standardization
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Livia Ertl, Linda Sanftenberg, Jörg Schelling
BACKGROUND: In view of medical care being required more and more, the doctors' tight time should be reserved for tasks which correspond to their qualification. A standardization of certificates might save time and improve quality. OBJECTIVE: This paper overviews the role of certificates and the required examinations in family doctor's everyday practice. Current practices, difficulties and suggestions for improvements were worked out in order to illuminate the potential for standardization...
December 2016: MMW Fortschritte der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933560/familiarity-increases-the-number-of-remembered-pok%C3%A3-mon-in-visual-short-term-memory
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Weizhen Xie, Weiwei Zhang
Long-term memory (LTM) can influence many aspects of short-term memory (STM), including increased STM span. However, it is unclear whether LTM enhances the quantitative or qualitative aspect of STM. That is, do we retain a larger number of representations or more precise representations in STM for familiar stimuli than unfamiliar stimuli? This study took advantage of participants' prior rich multimedia experience with Pokémon, without investing on laboratory training to examine how prior LTM influenced visual STM...
December 8, 2016: Memory & Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933554/use-of-anticoagulant-rodenticides-by-pest-management-professionals-in-massachusetts-usa
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Kristin Memmott, Maureen Murray, Allen Rutberg
Secondary exposure to chemical rodenticides, specifically second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs), poses a threat to non-target wildlife including birds of prey. Federal regulations in the United States currently limit homeowner access to SGARs as a way of minimizing this threat. With legal access to SGARs, pest management professionals (PMPs) represent a potential linkage to non-target exposure. There is limited research focused on rodent control practices, chemical rodenticide preferences, level of concern and awareness, or opinions on rodenticide regulations as they relate to PMPs...
December 8, 2016: Ecotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933526/epigenetics-and-control-of-rnas
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Henrike Maatz, Sebastiaan van Heesch, Franziska Kreuchwig, Allison Faber, Eleonora Adami, Norbert Hubner, Matthias Heinig
Histone modifications are epigenetic marks that fundamentally impact the regulation of gene expression. Integrating histone modification information in the analysis of gene expression traits (eQTL mapping) has been shown to significantly enhance the prediction of eQTLs. In this chapter, we describe (1) how to perform quantitative trait locus (QTL) analysis using histone modification levels as traits and (2) how to integrate these data with information on RNA expression for the elucidation of the epigenetic control of transcript levels...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933515/serum-bilirubin-concentrations-and-incident-coronary-heart-disease-risk-among-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-the-dongfeng-tongji-cohort
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Jing Wang, Xiaofen Wu, Yaru Li, Xu Han, Hua Hu, Fei Wang, Caizheng Yu, Xiulou Li, Kun Yang, Jing Yuan, Ping Yao, Xiaoping Miao, Sheng Wei, Youjie Wang, Weihong Chen, Yuan Liang, Huan Guo, Handong Yang, Tangchun Wu, Xiaomin Zhang, Meian He
AIMS: Elevated serum bilirubin levels are associated with decreased coronary heart disease (CHD) risk in cross-sectional studies among diabetic patients, but prospective evidence is limited. We investigated the relationship of serum bilirubin levels with incident CHD risk among type 2 diabetes patients. METHODS: In a prospective study of 2918 type 2 diabetes embedded in the Dongfeng-Tongji cohort, serum total bilirubin (TBil), direct bilirubin (DBil), and indirect bilirubin (IBil) were measured at baseline...
December 8, 2016: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933500/climate-change-mitigation-the-potential-of-agriculture-as-a-renewable-energy-source-in-nigeria
#17
Z A Elum, D M Modise, G Nhamo
Energy is pivotal to the economic development of every nation. However, its production and utilization leads to undesirable carbon emissions that aggravate global warming which results in climate change. The agriculture sector is a significant user of energy. However, it has the potential to be a major contributor to Nigeria's energy supply mix in meeting its energy deficit. More so, in the light of current and impending adverse effects of climate change, there is a need to contain GHG's emissions. This paper focuses on bioenergy utilization as a climate change mitigation strategy and one that can, through effective waste management, enhance sustainable economic development in Nigeria...
December 9, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933498/diazinon-dissipation-in-pesticide-contaminated-paddy-soil-kinetic-modeling-and-isolation-of-a-degrading-mixed-bacterial-culture
#18
Ehssan Torabi, Khalil Talebi, AhmadAli Pourbabaei, Masoud Ahmadzadeh
Dissipation kinetics of diazinon was investigated in soils culled from a paddy field with a long history of the pesticide application. Goodness of fit statistical indices derived from several fitted mono- and bi-exponential kinetic models revealed a bi-phasic pattern of the diazinon dissipation curve at 15 and 150 mg kg(-1) spiking levels, which could be described best by the first-order double exponential decay (FODED) model. Parameters obtained from this model were able to describe the enhanced dissipation of diazinon as the result of repeated soil applications, where a larger fraction of the pesticide readily available in the solution phase was dissipated with a fast rate...
December 8, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933491/nlrp3-is-required-for-complement-mediated-caspase-1-and-il-1beta-activation-in-ich-short-title-for-running-head-nlrp3-is-required-for-ich
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Sheng-Tao Yao, Fang Cao, Jia-Lin Chen, Wei Chen, Rui-Ming Fan, Gang Li, You-Chao Zeng, Song Jiao, Xiang-Ping Xia, Chong Han, Qi-Shan Ran
Complement-mediated inflammation plays a vital role in intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), implicating pro-inflammatory factor interleukin-1beta (IL-1β) secretion. Brain samples and contralateral hemiencephalon were all collected and detected by Western blot. NLRP3 expression was located by dual immunofluorescence staining at 1, 3, and 5 days post-ICH. Brain water content was examined post-ICH. The neural deficit scores were evaluated by observers blindly. ILs were detected by ELISA. SiRNAs targeting NLRP3 (siNLRP3), siASC, and siControl were injected to inhibit NLRP3 function...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933482/effect-of-linker-length-and-flexibility-on-the-clostridium-thermocellum-esterase-displayed-on-bacillus-subtilis-spores
#20
Huayou Chen, Bangguo Wu, Tianxi Zhang, Jinru Jia, Jian Lu, Zhi Chen, Zhong Ni, Tianwei Tan
In fusion protein design strategies, the flexibility and length of linkers are important parameters affecting the bioactivity of multifunctional proteins. A series of fusion proteins with different linkers were constructed. The effect of temperature, pH, and organic solvents was investigated on the enzymatic activity. Fusion proteins with P1(PTPTPT) and P2((PTPTPT)2) linkers remained highly active with wide temperature range. At pH 9.6, the relative activity of fusion proteins with (PTPTPT)2 and S2(EGKSSGSGSESKST) linkers was 70 and 62 % (1...
December 8, 2016: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
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