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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458215/factors-associated-with-placental-vascularization-measured-by-3d-power-doppler-ultrasonographic-sphere-biopsy-between-11-and-14-weeks-of-gestation
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Suzanne Demers, Amelie Boutin, Regina Dembickaja, Mercedes Campanero, Kypros Nicolaides
OBJECTIVE: Preeclampsia is associated with placental vascularization disorders. Ultrasonographic sphere biopsy (USSB) of the placenta can estimate the vascularization of the placenta and potentially the risk of preeclampsia. We aimed to explore the factors related to placental vascularization measured with USSB in the first trimester. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective cohort was conducted in women recruited at 11 to 14 weeks. Three-dimensional acquisition of the placenta with power Doppler was undertaken along with crown-rump length (CRL)...
February 19, 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457965/probing-in-plane-anisotropy-in-few-layer-res-2-using-low-frequency-noise-measurement
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Richa Mitra, Bhakti Jariwala, Arnab Bhattacharya, Anindya Das
ReS2 , a layered two-dimensional material popular for its in-plane anisotropic properties, is emerging as one of the potential candidates for flexible electronics and ultrafast optical applications. It is an n-type semiconducting material having a layer independent bandgap of 1.55 eV. In this paper we have characterized the intrinsic electronic noise level of few-layer ReS2 for the first time. Few-layer ReS2 field effect transistor devices show a 1/f nature of noise for frequency ranging over three orders of magnitude...
February 19, 2018: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457935/customized-titanium-lattice-structure-in-three-dimensional-alveolar-defect-an-initial-case-letter
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Marcus Seiler, Peer W Kaemmerer, Michael Peetz, Amely Gundula Hartmann
The aim of this initial case report was to provide a new protocol for the clinical application of a patient-specific titanium lattice structure (Yxoss CBR®, ReOSS, Filderstadt, Germany) for customized bone regeneration. To obtain a 3-dimensional reconstruction of a posterior mandible segment in a 61-year-old woman, a patient-specific titanium customized lattice structure was used. As graft material autogenous bone tissue mixed with xenogenic alloplastic material (Bio Oss®, Geistlich Pharma, Wolhusen, Switzerland) was obtained for reconstruction...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457900/three-dimensional-structures-based-on-the-fusion-of-chrysene-and-spirobifluorene-chromophores-for-the-development-of-blue-oleds
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Hayoon Lee, Hyocheol Jung, Seokwoo Kang, Jin Hyuck Heo, Sang Hyuk Im, Jongwook Park
A new deep-blue chromophore containing a three-dimensionally (3D) shaped CS core composed of fused chrysene and spirofluorene units is synthesized. A pair of m-terphenyl (TP) units is also substituted onto the CS core, at two different sets of positions to form two additional compounds: CS-TPTP and TP-CS-TP. The TP-CS-TP compound showed the highest efficiency with an external quantum efficiency (EQE) of 3.05%, and Commission Internationale de L'Eclairage coordinates (CIE) of (0.148, 0.098) corresponding to the emission of blue light...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457858/postsynthetic-functionalization-of-three-dimensional-covalent-organic-framework-for-selective-extraction-of-lanthanide-ions
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Qianrong Fang, Qiuyu Lu, Yunchao Ma, Hui Li, Xinyu Guan, Yusran Yusran, Ming Xue, Yushan Yan, Shilun Qiu, Valentin Valtchev
Chemical Functionalization of covalent organic frameworks (COFs) is critical to tune their properties and broaden their potential applications. However, the introduction of functional groups especially in three-dimensional (3D) COFs still remains largely unexplored. Here we report a general strategy for generating a 3D carboxyl-functionalized COF through postsynthetic modification of a hydroxyl COF, and for the first time explore the carboxyl COF for selective extraction of lanthanide ions. The obtained COF shows high crystalllinity, good chemical stability, and large specific surface area...
February 19, 2018: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457794/recon3d-enables-a-three-dimensional-view-of-gene-variation-in-human-metabolism
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Elizabeth Brunk, Swagatika Sahoo, Daniel C Zielinski, Ali Altunkaya, Andreas Dräger, Nathan Mih, Francesco Gatto, Avlant Nilsson, German Andres Preciat Gonzalez, Maike Kathrin Aurich, Andreas Prlić, Anand Sastry, Anna D Danielsdottir, Almut Heinken, Alberto Noronha, Peter W Rose, Stephen K Burley, Ronan M T Fleming, Jens Nielsen, Ines Thiele, Bernhard O Palsson
Genome-scale network reconstructions have helped uncover the molecular basis of metabolism. Here we present Recon3D, a computational resource that includes three-dimensional (3D) metabolite and protein structure data and enables integrated analyses of metabolic functions in humans. We use Recon3D to functionally characterize mutations associated with disease, and identify metabolic response signatures that are caused by exposure to certain drugs. Recon3D represents the most comprehensive human metabolic network model to date, accounting for 3,288 open reading frames (representing 17% of functionally annotated human genes), 13,543 metabolic reactions involving 4,140 unique metabolites, and 12,890 protein structures...
February 19, 2018: Nature Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457776/free-anchored-nb2o5-graphene-networks-for-ultrafast-stable-lithium-storage
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Qinglin Deng, Mengjiao Li, Junyong Wang, Kai Jiang, Zhigao Hu, Junhao Chu
Orthorhombic Nb$_2$O$_5$ (T-Nb$_2$O$_5$) has structural merit but poor electrical conductivity, limiting their applications in energy storage. Although graphene is frequently adopted to effectively improve its electrochemical properties, the ordinary modified methods cannot meet the growing demands for high-performance. Here, we demonstrate that different graphene modified routes play a vital role in affecting the electrochemical performances of T-Nb$_2$O$_5$. By only manual shaking within one minute, Nb$_2$O$_5$ nano-particles can be rapidly adsorbed onto graphene, then the free-anchored T-Nb$_2$O$_5$@graphene three-dimensional networks (NG-3D) can be successfully prepared based on hydrogel method...
February 19, 2018: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457457/programming-hierarchical-self-assembly-of-patchy-particles-into-colloidal-crystals-via-colloidal-molecules
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Daniel Morphew, James Shaw, Christopher Avins, Dwaipayan Chakrabarti
Colloidal self-assembly is a promising bottom-up route to a wide variety of three-dimensional structures, from clusters to crystals. Programming hierarchical self-assembly of colloidal building blocks, which can give rise to structures ordered at multiple levels to rival biological complexity, poses a multiscale design problem. Here we explore a generic design principle that exploits a hierarchy of interaction strengths and employ this design principle in computer simulations to demonstrate the hierarchical self-assembly of triblock patchy colloidal particles into two distinct colloidal crystals...
February 19, 2018: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457454/rationally-designed-multifunctional-self-assembled-nanoparticles-for-covalently-networked-flexible-and-self-healable-superhydrophobic-composite-films
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Yujin Lee, Eun-Ah You, Young-Geun Ha
For constructing bio-inspired functional films with various superhydrophobic functions including self-cleaning, anti-corrosion, anti-bioadhesion, and oil-water separation, hydrophobic nanomaterials have been widely used as crucial structural components. In general, hydrophobic nanomaterials, however, cannot form strong chemical bond networks in organic-inorganic hybrid composite films because of the absence of chemically compatible binding components. Herein, we report the rationally designed, multifunctional self-assembled nanoparticles with tunable functionalities of covalent cross-linking and hydrophobicity for constructing three-dimensionally interconnected superhydrophobic composite films via a facile solution-based fabrication at room temperature...
February 19, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457432/-micro-ct-evaluating-inhibitory-effect-of-zoledronic-acid-on-polyethylene-particle-induced-periprosthetic-osteolysis-model
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Lian-Guo Wu, Feng-Qing Wu, Hua Chen
OBJECTIVE: To observe inhibitory effect of zoledronic acid on polyethylene particle-induced periprosthetic osteolysis model. METHODS: Thirty male adult specific-pathogen-free SD rats (weighted 250 to 300 g) were randomly divided into sham group, model group, and zoledronic acid group, 10 in each group. Modeling were building by titanium screws and polyethylene particles implanted into right femur of rats, sham group and model group were performed hypodermic injection by 0...
December 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457336/high-school-biology-students-use-of-visual-molecular-dynamics-as-an-authentic-tool-for-learning-about-modeling-as-a-professional-scientific-practice
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Stephen R Burgin, Jennifer Oramous, Michael Kaminski, Linda Stocker, Mahmoud Moradi
Modeling is a practice of science that is underemphasized in biology classrooms in comparison to its central focus in the physical sciences. Visualizations of the submicroscopic world of molecules are becoming increasingly sophisticated with the evolution of new technologies. With this in mind, we introduced high school biology classrooms to a professional molecular modeling software program used by research biochemists to visualize proteins and other macromolecules. Analysis of surveys completed before and after the use of the program revealed significant student gains in their understandings of the nature of models...
February 19, 2018: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457260/prediction-of-postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-with-left-atrial-mechanical-functions-and-nt-pro-anp-levels-after-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-a-three-dimensional-echocardiography-study
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Şiho Hidayet, Julide Yağmur, Adil Bayramoğlu, M Hakan Taşolar, Ertuğrul Kurtoğlu, Fatma Özyalın
OBJECTIVE: Postoperative AF (POAF) is the most common cause of morbidity after coronary artery bypass surgery. In this study, we aimed to show the relationship between POAF and N-terminal pro-atrial natriuretic peptide (NT-pro ANP) levels and the relationship between mechanical functions and left atrial volume measured using preoperative three-dimensional echocardiography (3D ECHO) among patients that will undergo isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in elective conditions...
February 19, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457253/power-transformations-improve-interpolation-of-grids-for-molecular-mechanics-interaction-energies
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David D L Minh
A common strategy for speeding up molecular docking calculations is to precompute nonbonded interaction energies between a receptor molecule and a set of three-dimensional grids. The grids are then interpolated to compute energies for ligand atoms in many different binding poses. Here, I evaluate a smoothing strategy of taking a power transformation of grid point energies and inverse transformation of the result from trilinear interpolation. For molecular docking poses from 85 protein-ligand complexes, this smoothing procedure leads to significant accuracy improvements, including an approximately twofold reduction in the root mean square error at a grid spacing of 0...
February 18, 2018: Journal of Computational Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456878/non-destructive-two-photon-excited-fluorescence-imaging-identifies-early-nodules-in-calcific-aortic-valve-disease
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Lauren M Baugh, Zhiyi Liu, Kyle P Quinn, Sam Osseiran, Conor L Evans, Gordon S Huggins, Philip W Hinds, Lauren D Black, Irene Georgakoudi
Calcifications occur during the development of healthy bone, and at the onset of calcific aortic-valve disease (CAVD) and many other pathologies. Although the mechanisms regulating early calcium deposition are not fully understood, they may provide targets for new treatments and for early interventions. Here, we show that two-photon excited fluorescence (TPEF) can provide quantitative and sensitive readouts of calcific nodule formation, in particular in the context of CAVD. Specifically, by means of the decomposition of TPEF spectral images from excised human CAVD valves and from rat bone prior to and following demineralization, as well as from calcific nodules formed within engineered gels, we identified an endogenous fluorophore that correlates with the level of mineralization in the samples...
November 2017: Nature Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456872/accuracy-in-local-staging-of-prostate-cancer-by-adding-a-three-dimensional-t2-weighted-sequence-with-radial-reconstructions-in-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Fredrik Jäderling, Tommy Nyberg, Michael Öberg, Stefan Carlsson, Mikael Skorpil, Lennart Blomqvist
Background: The evidence supporting the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in prostate cancer detection has been established, but its accuracy in local staging is questioned. Purpose: To investigate the additional value of multi-planar radial reconstructions of a three-dimensional (3D) T2-weighted (T2W) MRI sequence, intercepting the prostate capsule perpendicularly, for improving local staging of prostate cancer. Material and Methods: Preoperative, bi-parametric prostate MRI examinations in 94 patients operated between June 2014 and January 2015 where retrospectively reviewed by two experienced abdominal radiologists...
February 2018: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456628/identification-of-influential-observations-in-high-dimensional-cancer-survival-data-through-the-rank-product-test
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Eunice Carrasquinha, André Veríssimo, Marta B Lopes, Susana Vinga
Background: Survival analysis is a statistical technique widely used in many fields of science, in particular in the medical area, and which studies the time until an event of interest occurs. Outlier detection in this context has gained great importance due to the fact that the identification of long or short-term survivors may lead to the detection of new prognostic factors. However, the results obtained using different outlier detection methods and residuals are seldom the same and are strongly dependent of the specific Cox proportional hazards model selected...
2018: BioData Mining
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456464/three-dimensional-multiscale-multistable-and-geometrically-diverse-microstructures-with-tunable-vibrational-dynamics-assembled-by-compressive-buckling
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Xin Ning, Heling Wang, Xinge Yu, Julio A N T Soares, Zheng Yan, Kewang Nan, Gabriel Velarde, Yeguang Xue, Rujie Sun, Qiyi Dong, Haiwen Luan, Chan Mi Lee, Aditya Chempakasseril, Mengdi Han, Yiqi Wang, Luming Li, Yonggang Huang, Yihui Zhang, John Rogers
Microelectromechanical systems remain an area of significant interest in fundamental and applied research due to their wide ranging applications. Most device designs, however, are largely two-dimensional and constrained to only a few simple geometries. Achieving tunable resonant frequencies or broad operational bandwidths requires complex components and/or fabrication processes. The work presented here reports unusual classes of three-dimensional (3D) micromechanical systems in the form of vibratory platforms assembled by controlled compressive buckling...
April 11, 2017: Advanced Functional Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456299/atomic-force-microscopy-a-three-dimensional-reconstructive-tool-of-oral-microbiota-in-gingivitis-and-periodontitis
#18
Shyam Sunder Salavadhi, Srikanth Chintalapani, Radhika Ramachandran, Kirankumar Nagubandi, Arpita Ramisetti, Ramanarayana Boyapati
Aim: This study aims to ascertain the advantages of Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) in the morphologic study of microorganisms and their interactions within the subgingival biofilm in patients with gingivitis and periodontitis. Settings and Design: Conducted a study on twenty patients, ten patients with severe periodontitis with probing the pocket depth of ≥8 mm, with a clinical attachment loss (CAL) of ≥6 mm CAL and ten patients with gingivitis: ≥5 mm pocket depth, and no attachment loss, was selected for the study...
July 2017: Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456279/uncertainty-footprint-visualization-of-nonuniform-behavior-of-iterative-algorithms-applied-to-4d-cell-tracking
#19
Y Wan, C Hansen
Research on microscopy data from developing biological samples usually requires tracking individual cells over time. When cells are three-dimensionally and densely packed in a time-dependent scan of volumes, tracking results can become unreliable and uncertain. Not only are cell segmentation results often inaccurate to start with, but it also lacks a simple method to evaluate the tracking outcome. Previous cell tracking methods have been validated against benchmark data from real scans or artificial data, whose ground truth results are established by manual work or simulation...
June 2017: Computer Graphics Forum: Journal of the European Association for Computer Graphics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456171/a-magnetic-resonance-imaging-framework-for-quantifying-intervertebral-disc-deformation-in-vivo-reliability-and-application-to-diurnal-variations-in-lumbar-disc-shape
#20
John T Martin, Alexander B Oldweiler, Charles E Spritzer, Brian J Soher, Melissa M Erickson, Adam P Goode, Louis E DeFrate
Low back pain is a significant socioeconomic burden in the United States and lumbar intervertebral disc degeneration is frequently implicated as a cause. The discs play an important mechanical role in the spine, yet the relationship between disc function and back pain is poorly defined. The objective of this work was to develop a technique using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and three-dimensional modeling to measure in vivo disc deformations. Using this method, we found that disc geometry was measurable with precision less than the in-plane dimensions of a voxel (≈100 µm, 10% of the MRI pixel size)...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
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