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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550710/type-1-diabetes-increases-retention-of-low-density-lipoprotein-in-the-atherosclerosis-prone-area-of-the-murine-aorta
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Mette K Hagensen, Martin Bødtker Mortensen, Mads Kjolby, Ninna L Stillits, Lasse B Steffensen, Jacob F Bentzon
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Individuals with type 1 diabetes mellitus are at high risk of developing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, but the underlying mechanisms by which type 1 diabetes accelerates atherosclerosis remain unknown. Increased retention of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) in atherosclerosis-prone sites of the diabetic vascular wall has been suggested, but direct evidence is lacking. In the present study, we investigated whether retention of LDL is increased in atherosclerotic-prone areas using a murine model of type 1 diabetes...
May 18, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550633/the-efficiency-of-the-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes-used-for-antibiotics-removal-from-wastewaters-generated-by-animal-farms
#2
Maria-Loredana Soran, Ocsana Opriş, Ildikó Lung, Irina Kacso, Alin S Porav, Manuela Stan
In the recent years, residual antibiotics are considered to be emerging environmental pollutants due to their continuous input and persistence into the aquatic ecosystem even at low concentrations. Therefore, these are necessary to develop efficient methods for the wastewater treatment. The present paper describes the efficiency of several types of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) for the retention of the selected antibiotics (ampicillin, ceftazidime, cefepime, imipenem, piperacillin, tazobactam, tetracycline, erythromycin, ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin, vancomycin, gentamicin, sulfamethoxazole, and thrimetoprim) from aqueous (synthetic) solutions and wastewater samples...
May 27, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550632/optimization-of-palm-oil-mill-sludge-biochar-preparation-for-sulfur-dioxide-removal
#3
Nursashabila Iberahim, Sumathi Sethupathi, Mohammed J K Bashir
In this study, palm oil mill sludge was used as a precursor to prepare biochar using conventional pyrolysis. Palm oil mill sludge biochar (POSB) was prepared at different preparation variables, i.e., heating temperature (300-800 °C), heating rate (10-20 °C/min) and holding time (60-120 min). The prepared biochars were tested for sulfur dioxide (SO2) adsorption in a fixed bed reactor using 300 ppm of SO2 gas at 300 ml/min (with N2 gas as balance). Response surface central composite experimental design was used to optimize the production of biochar versus SO2 removal...
May 26, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550407/enhanced-antimicrobial-and-anticancer-properties-of-zno-and-tio2-nanocomposites
#4
C H Shilpa Chakra, V Rajendar, K Venkateswara Rao, Mirgender Kumar
The study describes the antibacterial and anticancer activities of a nanocomposite prepared by mixing zinc oxide and titanium dioxide nanoparticles. The particle mixtures were analyzed by X-ray diffraction, Field emission scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and dynamic light scattering techniques. Thus, analyzed samples were subject to disc diffusion method at various concentrations to analyze their antibacterial activities against two Gram-positive and two Gram-negative bacteria...
June 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550154/an-amperometric-h2o2biosensor-based-on-hemoglobin-nanoparticles-immobilized-onto-a-gold-electrode
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Vinay Narwal, Neelam Yadav, Manisha Thakur, Chandra Shekhar Pundir
The nanoparticles (NPs) of hemoglobin (Hb) were prepared by desolvation method and characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), ultraviolet (UV) spectroscopy and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). An amperometric H2O2 biosensor was constructed by immobilizing HbNPs covalently onto a polycrystalline Au electrode (AuE). HbNPs/AuE was characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), cyclic voltammetry (CV) and electrochemical impedance spectra (EIS) before and after immobilization of HbNPs...
May 26, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549863/isolation-and-characterization-of-microcrystalline-cellulose-from-roselle-fibers
#6
Lau Kia Kian, Mohammad Jawaid, Hidayah Ariffin, Othman Y Alothman
In this study, microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) was extracted from roselle fiber through acid hydrolysis treatment and its properties were compared with those of commercially available MCC. The physicochemical and morphological characteristics, elemental composition, size distribution, crystallinity and thermal properties of the obtained MCC were analyzed in this work. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) analysis provided clear evidence that the characteristic peak of lignin was absent in the spectrum of the MCC prepared from roselle fiber...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549695/so-near-yet-so-far-is-isolated-cerebral-near-infrared-spectroscopy-in-neonates-nearly-as-useful-as-it-is-noninvasive
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Edward Buratto, Steve Horton, Igor E Konstantinov
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April 28, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549332/synthesis-and-characterization-of-fullerene-modified-znalti-ldo-in-photo-degradation-of-bisphenol-a-under-simulated-visible-light-irradiation
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Liting Ju, Pingxiao Wu, Xiaolin Lai, Shanshan Yang, Beini Gong, Meiqing Chen, Nengwu Zhu
In this study, ZnAlTi layered double hydroxide (ZnAlTi-LDH) combined with fullerene (C60) was fabricated by the urea method, and calcined under vacuum atmosphere to obtain nanocomposites of C60-modified ZnAlTi layered double oxide (ZnAlTi-LDO). The morphology, structure and composition of the nanocomposites were analyzed by Scanning Electron Microscopy, High-resolution transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction patterns, Fourier transform infrared and specific surface area. The UV-vis diffuse reflectance spectra indicated that the incorporation of C60 expanded the absorption of ZnAlTi-LDO to visible-light region...
May 23, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549328/enhanced-photocatalytic-hydrogen-production-from-aqueous-sulfide-sulfite-solution-by-zno0-6s0-4-with-simultaneous-dye-degradation-under-visible-light-irradiation
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Ka Him Chu, Liqun Ye, Wei Wang, Dan Wu, Donald Ka Long Chan, Cuiping Zeng, Ho Yin Yip, Jimmy C Yu, Po Keung Wong
Photocatalytic hydrogen (H2) production was performed by visible-light-driven (VLD) ternary photocatalyst, zinc oxysulfide (ZnO0.6S0.4) in the presence of sulfide/sulfite (S2(2-)/SO3(2-)) sacrificing system, with simultaneous azo-dye Reactive Violet 5 (RV5) degradation. Enhancement in both RV5 degradation and H2 production was achieved, with the promotion of H2 production after decolorization of RV5. The effect of initial concentration of RV5 was found to be influential on the enhancement of H2 during the simultaneous processes, with a maximum of 110% increase of H2 produced...
May 20, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549306/pretreatment-of-corn-stover-by-solid-acid-for-d-lactic-acid-fermentation
#10
Xiqing Wang, Gang Wang, Xiaoxiao Yu, Huan Chen, Yang Sun, Guang Chen
Solid acid is a new acid that is safe and green, which has been widely used in the fields of acid pickling. In this study, we adopted solid acid to pretreat corn stover and used the pretreated corn stover in the fermentation of d-lactic acid. Finally, we obtained optimal conditions for the pretreatment of corn stover by solid acid: digestion temperature of 120°C, digestion time of 80min, and solid acid concentration of 1.5%. Then adding cellulase of 30FPU/g, the conversion rate of glucose reached 71.06% after enzymatic hydrolysis for 72h...
April 27, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549104/near-infrared-image-guided-lymphatic-mapping-in-minimally-invasive-oesophagectomy-of-distal-oesophageal-cancer
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Olli Helminen, Johanna Mrena, Eero Sihvo
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to assess the potential of near-infrared (NIR) imaging during minimally invasive oesophagectomy in patients with distal oesophageal cancer for detection of nodal metastases inside and outside the standard en bloc surgical field. METHODS: We enrolled 6 patients diagnosed with distal oesophageal cancer for intraoperative lymphatic mapping with NIR imaging. Indocyanine green dye was injected endoscopically in 8 corners of the primary tumour at the start of the operation...
May 26, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548820/preparation-of-microcapsules-containing-benzoyl-peroxide-initiator-with-gelatin-gum-arabic-polyurea-formaldehyde-shell-and-evaluating-their-storage-stability
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Maryam Raeesi, S Mojtaba Mirabedini, Ramin R Farnood
This work involves the optimized preparation and characterization of microcapsules which contain benzoyl peroxide (BPO) dispersed in dibutyl phthalate (DBP) with gelatin-gum arabic (Gel-GA)/Polyurea-formaldehyde (PUF) shell. The microcapsules were prepared in two steps using complex coacervation and in situ polymerization techniques, respectively, at various mixing speeds and different core:shell ratios. The scanning electron microscopy (SEM), optical microscopy, and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy were used for characterization of prepared microcapsules...
May 26, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548818/pla-pbat-bionanocomposites-with-antimicrobial-natural-rosin-for-green-packaging
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Hesham Moustafa, Nadia El Kissi, Ahmed I Abou-Kandil, Mohamed S Abdel-Aziz, Alain Dufresne
The use of biodegradable polymers is of great importance nowadays in many applications. Some of the most commonly used biopolymers are polylactic acid (PLA) and poly(butylene adipate-co-terephthalate) (PBAT) due to their superior properties and availability. In this manuscript, we use a facile and green modification method of organoclay (OC) by antimicrobial natural rosin which is considered as a toxicity-free reinforcing material, thus keeping the green character of the material. It increases the interlayer spacing between the clay platelets...
May 26, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548483/nanoscale-junction-formation-by-gas-phase-monolayer-doping
#14
Peyman Taheri, Hossain M Fahad, Mahmut Tosun, Mark Hettick, Daisuke Kiriya, Kevin Chen, Ali Javey
A major challenge in transistor technology scaling is the formation of controlled ultra-shallow junctions with nanometer-scale thickness and high spatial uniformity. Monolayer doping (MLD) is an efficient method to form such nanoscale junctions, where the self-limiting nature of semiconductor surfaces is utilized to form adsorbed monolayers of dopant-containing molecules followed by rapid thermal annealing (RTA) to diffuse the dopants to a desired depth. Unlike ion implantation, the process does not induce crystal damage, thus making it highly attractive for nanoscale transistor processing...
May 26, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548228/skin-reactions-after-photodynamic-therapy-are-unaffected-by-839%C3%A2-nm-photobiomodulation-therapy-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Christiane Bay, Anne-Cathrine Vissing, Daniel Thaysen-Petersen, Catharina Margrethe Lerche, Katrine Togsverd-Bo, Jakob Heydenreich, Merete Haedersdal
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is associated with erythema and edema. Photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy may stimulate the skin recovery process. We investigated the potential of PBM to reduce PDT-induced skin reactions. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Healthy volunteers (n = 20) were randomized to receive left- or right side PBM (near-infrared 839/595 nm) or placebo-PBM (595 nm) on their buttocks. Corresponding test areas were exposed to standardized PDT reactions, using ablative fractional laser-assisted PDT (AFXL-PDT) with methyl-aminolevulinate (MAL) incubated for 30, 90, and 180 minutes before red-light illumination...
May 26, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548181/two-tartratoborates-with-hybrid-anionic-groups-from-unusual-condensation-reactions
#16
Dong Yan, Fei-Fei Mao, Ting-Ting Ruan, Jiang-Gao Mao
Two novel tartratoborates, namely, K2[(C4H2O6)(B3O4H)](H2O) (1) and KCu2[(C4H2O6)2B](H2O)2.5 (2), have been successfully synthesized by solvothermal reactions. They feature different kinds of structural types based on hybrid borate-tartrate motifs. The structure of compound 1 features a 3D network composed of novel [(C4H2O6)2(B3O4H)2](4-) anionic groups interconnected by K(+) cations. The [(C4H2O6)2(B3O4H)2](4-) anion was formed by the condensation of two (B3O8H)(6-) groups and two tartrate anions, and such condensation reaction has never been reported previously...
May 26, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548114/virtual-substrate-method-for-nanomaterials-characterization
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Bo Da, Jiangwei Liu, Mahito Yamamoto, Yoshihiro Ueda, Kazuyuki Watanabe, Nguyen Thanh Cuong, Songlin Li, Kazuhito Tsukagoshi, Hideki Yoshikawa, Hideo Iwai, Shigeo Tanuma, Hongxuan Guo, Zhaoshun Gao, Xia Sun, Zejun Ding
Characterization techniques available for bulk or thin-film solid-state materials have been extended to substrate-supported nanomaterials, but generally non-quantitatively. This is because the nanomaterial signals are inevitably buried in the signals from the underlying substrate in common reflection-configuration techniques. Here, we propose a virtual substrate method, inspired by the four-point probe technique for resistance measurement as well as the chop-nod method in infrared astronomy, to characterize nanomaterials without the influence of underlying substrate signals from four interrelated measurements...
May 26, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548048/reliable-passivation-of-black-phosphorus-by-thin-hybrid-coating
#18
Sampath Gamage, Alireza Fali, Neda Aghamiri, Lingming Yang, Pei-De Ye, Yohannes Abate
Black phosphorus (BP) possesses several extraordinary physical properties, which include in-plane anisotropy, thickness dependent direct bandgap and high carrier mobility. These physical properties make BP highly desirable from the point of view of fundamental science and modern optoelectronics applications. The excitement about this material has always been accompanied by unreserved skepticism due to its extraordinary degradation under ambient conditions. Here we show ambient degradation of exfoliated BP can be effectively suppressed using thin layer of hybrid MOCVD coating of BN followed by ALD coating of Al2O3...
May 26, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547775/acidic-electrolyzed-water-delays-browning-by-destroying-conformation-of-polyphenoloxidase
#19
Jiangping Sun, Meng Wang, Haiquan Liu, Jing Xie, Yingjie Pan, Changhua Xu, Yong Zhao
BACKGROUND: Browning frequently occurs at fruits, vegetables and aquatic products during storage, it drastically reduces the consumer's acceptability and considerable financial loss. The objective of this paper was to investigate the effects of acidic electrolyzed water (AEW) technology on polyphenoloxidase (PPO), which is an essential enzyme for browning. RESULTS: AEW ice exhibited a good ability in delaying browning in shrimp. Kinetic study revealed that AEW exhibited the mixed type inhibition of PPO with Ki value of 1...
May 26, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547651/photoplethysmography-for-blood-volumes-and-oxygenation-changes-during-intermittent-vascular-occlusions
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T Y Abay, P A Kyriacou
Photoplethysmography (PPG) is an optical technique that measures blood volume variations. The main application of dual-wavelength PPG is pulse oximetry, in which the arterial oxygen saturation (SpO[Formula: see text]) is calculated noninvasively. However, the PPG waveform contains other significant physiological information that can be used in conjunction to SpO[Formula: see text] for the assessment of oxygenation and blood volumes changes. This paper investigates the use of near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) processing techniques for extracting relative concentration changes of oxygenated ([Formula: see text]HbO[Formula: see text]), reduced ([Formula: see text]HHb) and total haemoglobin ([Formula: see text]tHb) from dual-wavelength PPG signals during intermittent pressure-increasing vascular occlusions...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
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