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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910670/alignment-and-absolute-wavelength-calibration-of-imaging-bragg-spectrometers
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G Bertschinger, O Marchuk, R Barnsley
In the present and the next generation of fusion devices, imaging Bragg spectrometers are key diagnostics to measure plasma parameters in the hot core, especially ion temperature and plasma rotation. The latter quantities are routinely obtained using the Doppler-width and -shift of the emitted spectral lines, respectively. Line shift measurements require absolute accuracies Δλ/λ of about 10 ppm, where λ-is the observed wavelength. For ITER and the present fusion devices, spectral lines of He-and H-like argon, iron, and krypton as well as Ne-like tungsten are foreseen for the measurements...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909758/release-of-fluoride-from-orthodontic-adhesives-and-penetration-into-enamel
#2
Panita Suebsureekul, Smorntree Viteporn
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this work was to compare fluoride release from three orthodontic adhesives and fluoride penetration into the enamel surface. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 156 extracted human premolar teeth were randomly assigned to three experimental groups and one control group (without bonding) with 39 teeth per group. Brackets were bonded to teeth using Fuji Ortho LC(®), Illuminate(®), or Light Bond(®). The amount of fluoride released (ppm) into artificial saliva was measured by a fluoride ion-selective electrode connected to an ion analyzer on days 1, 3, 7, and 30...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Orofacial Orthopedics, Fortschritte der Kieferorthopädie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909338/uv-degradation-and-recovery-of-perovskite-solar-cells
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Sang-Won Lee, Seongtak Kim, Soohyun Bae, Kyungjin Cho, Taewon Chung, Laura E Mundt, Seunghun Lee, Sungeun Park, Hyomin Park, Martin C Schubert, Stefan W Glunz, Yohan Ko, Yongseok Jun, Yoonmook Kang, Hae-Seok Lee, Donghwan Kim
Although the power conversion efficiency of perovskite solar cells has increased from 3.81% to 22.1% in just 7 years, they still suffer from stability issues, as they degrade upon exposure to moisture, UV light, heat, and bias voltage. We herein examined the degradation of perovskite solar cells in the presence of UV light alone. The cells were exposed to 365 nm UV light for over 1,000 h under inert gas at <0.5 ppm humidity without encapsulation. 1-sun illumination after UV degradation resulted in recovery of the fill factor and power conversion efficiency...
December 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908275/does-standing-or-sitting-position-of-the-anesthesiologist-in-the-operating-theatre-influence-sevoflurane-exposure-during-craniotomies
#4
Péter Sárkány, Béla Tankó, Éva Simon, Judit Gál, Béla Fülesdi, Csilla Molnár
BACKGROUND: Exposure of the OR staff to inhalational anesthetics has been proven by numerous investigators, but its potential adverse effect under the present technical circumstances is a debated issue. The aim of the present work was to test whether using a laminar flow air conditioning system exposure of the team to anesthetic gases is different if the anesthetist works in the sitting as compared to the standing position. METHODS: Sample collectors were placed at the side of the patient and were fixed at two different heights: at 100 cm (modelling sitting position) and 175 cm (modelling standing position), whereas the third collector was placed at the independent corner of the OR...
December 1, 2016: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908201/cocos-nucifera-coir-mediated-green-synthesis-of-pd-nps-and-its-investigation-against-larvae-and-agricultural-pest
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Ganesh Elango, Selvaraj Mohana Roopan, Naif Abdullah Al-Dhabi, Mariadhas Valan Arasu, Kasinathan Irukatla Damodharan, Kuppuswamy Elumalai
In recent decades, several scientists focused their process towards nanoparticles synthesis by using various sustainable approaches. Cocos nucifera (C. nucifera) was one of the versatile trees in tropical regions which also can act as a thrust quencher in all over the world. Cocos nucifera coir was one of the waste by-products in all coconut-refining industries and with the help C. nucifera coir, Palladium nanoparticles (Pd NPs) were synthesized. Green-synthesized spherical-shape Pd NPs were over layered by secondary metabolites from C...
December 1, 2016: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906484/a-ligand-free-pt3-cluster-catalyses-the-markovnikov-hydrosilylation-of-alkynes-with-up-to-106-turnover-frequencies
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Avelino Corma, Antonio Leyva, Miguel Angel Rivero
The Pt-catalysed hydrosilylation of alkynes is the procedure of choice to obtain vinylsilanes, and this is claimed to be the most relevant application of Pt in organic synthesis. More than half a century after its discovery, only -vinylsilanes (anti-Markovnikov addition) are obtained with simple Pt catalysts, while -vinylsilanes (Markovnikov addition) remain elusive compounds. Here we report that Pt3 clusters, in part-per-million (ppm) amounts, catalyse the Markovnikov hydrosilylation of terminal alkynes to give a wide variety of -vinylsilanes in reasonable isolated yields and with turnover frequencies that can reach up to one million per hour...
December 1, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905399/cellular-reactions-to-long-term-volatile-organic-compound-voc-exposures
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Johanna M Gostner, Johannes Zeisler, Mohammad Tauqeer Alam, Peter Gruber, Dietmar Fuchs, Kathrin Becker, Kerstin Neubert, Markus Kleinhappl, Stefan Martini, Florian Überall
Investigations of cellular processes initiated by volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are limited when modelling realistic long-term exposure scenarios at low concentrations. Exposure to indoor VOCs is associated with a range of adverse effects, but data on molecular changes at regulatory threshold limits are lacking. Activity analysis of VOC in vitro can be a valuable complement to inhalation toxicological evaluations. We developed an exposure platform that generates a stable VOC atmosphere and allows the exposure of cells for longer periods...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904528/neuroprotective-effects-of-erythropoietin-against-oxidant-injury-following-brain-irradiation-an-experimental-study
#8
Gamze Ugurluer, Aysegul Cebi, Handan Mert, Nihat Mert, Meltem Serin, Haldun Sukru Erkal
INTRODUCTION: Radiation therapy (RT) is a major treatment modality, and the central nervous system is a dose-limiting organ in clinical RT. This experimental study aims to present the evaluation of the neuroprotective effects of erythropoietin (EPO) against oxidant injury following brain irradiation in rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty Wistar rats were randomly assigned to four groups (n = 10 each). In group 1 the rats received no EPO and underwent sham RT. The rats in groups 2 and 3 received EPO...
December 1, 2016: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902917/coccidiosis-in-the-chukar-partridge-alectoris-chukar-a-survey-of-coccidiosis-outbreaks-and-a-test-of-anticoccidial-drugs-against-eimeria-kofoidi
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R W Gerhold, A L Fuller, L R McDougald
Field isolates of coccidia from 20 natural outbreaks in the chukar partridge ( Alectoris chukar ) were received from gamebird farms in 10 U.S. states. These were propagated in the laboratory and identified by microscopy and PCR. Of 20 samples, 18 were Eimeria kofoidi, two were Eimeria legionensis only, and one was a mixture of the two species. One isolate of E. kofoidi also contained an unidentified species detected only by PCR, nucleotide sequencing, and phylogenetic analysis. The efficacy of anticoccidial drugs against chukar coccidia was tested with experimental infections in battery cages...
December 2016: Avian Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901201/evaluation-of-a-preventive-educational-program-for-malocclusions-7-year-study
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Beatriz Brandão Scarpelli, Sandrine Bittencourt Berger, Marília Franco Punhagui, Cássio Alexandre Zeri de Oliveira, Antonio Ferelle, Paula Vanessa Pedron Oltramari-Navarro
Results: 506 of the 802 guardians/children referred to the PPM joined. As for the children, the most frequently assessed habits were: bottle (56.1%), bottle and pacifier (18.4%), finger (11.9%), bottle and finger (7.1%), pacifier (5.7%), pacifier and finger (0.6%), and bottle/pacifier/finger (0.2%). After parent participation in the meetings, 335 (66.2%) children abandoned their habits. There was a statistical difference between type of oral habit and time to abandonment (p = 0.0001)...
November 28, 2016: Brazilian Oral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900917/preparation-of-polyelectrolyte-modified-membranes-for-heavy-metal-ions-removal
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M A Mokhter, S Lakard, C Magnenet, M Euvrard, B Lakard
Polyethersulfone membranes were modified by polyelectrolyte (PE) multilayers, made of poly(allylamine hydrochloride) with poly(styrene sulfonate), to remove Cu2+, Zn2+ and Ni2+ heavy metal cations from aqueous solutions in a wide range of metal concentration (50-1200 ppm). After characterization of the modified membranes, the efficiency of the process was estimated for single heavy metal ions solution leading to high rejection rates (> 90% for 50 ppm) and good adsorption capacities (7.0-8.5 mg.cm-2) whatever the metal ion tested...
November 30, 2016: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899431/monitoring-process-water-quality-using-near-infrared-spectroscopy-and-partial-least-squares-regression-with-prediction-uncertainty-estimation
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Peter B Skou, Thilo A Berg, Stina D Aunsbjerg, Dorrit Thaysen, Morten A Rasmussen, Frans van den Berg
Reuse of process water in dairy ingredient production-and food processing in general-opens the possibility for sustainable water regimes. Membrane filtration processes are an attractive source of process-water recovery since the technology is already utilized in the dairy industry and its use is expected to grow considerably. At Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI), permeate from a reverse osmosis polisher filtration unit is sought to be reused as process water, replacing the intake of potable water. However, as for all dairy and food producers, the process-water quality must be monitored continuously to ensure food safety...
November 29, 2016: Applied Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899061/evaluating-three-commonly-used-growth-media-for-assessing-fumonisin-analogues-fb1-fb2-and-fb3-production-by-nine-fusarium-verticillioides-isolates
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A Schoeman, B C Flett, B Janse van Rensburg
Maize is most often infected by the fumonisin-producing Fusarium verticillioides. Total fumonisins of natural infected grain is made up of FB1, FB2 and FB3 with FB1 occurring naturally at higher levels. A maize plant can be infected with more than one F. verticillioides isolate, and finding a reliable method to elucidate the toxigenic potential of these isolates is important to extrapolate the possible fumonisin risk to consumers of grain. It is not clear whether F. verticillioides produce similar fumonisin levels, as well as fumonisin analogue ratios across media...
November 30, 2016: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898643/effect-of-different-osmolalities-cho-types-and-cho-on-gastric-emptying-in-humans
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Xiaocai Shi, Kristin L Osterberg, Heather Petrie, John R Stofan, Robert Murray
PURPOSE: This study investigated the effect of beverage osmolalities, carbohydrate (CHO) type and CHO concentration on gastric emptying in euhydrated subjects at rest. METHODS: The gastric emptying of water (W), four glucose beverages (2, 4, 6, and 8% glucose: 2G, 4G, 6G, and 8G) and four sucrose beverages (2, 4, 6, and 8% sucrose: 2S, 4S, 6S, and 8S) were determined in eight healthy subjects using the modified George double-sampling technique. Subjects ingested a beverage (7 ml/kg body weight) containing 25-ppm phenol red as quickly as possible (≤1...
November 28, 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896396/metabolic-profiling-of-ob-ob-mouse-fatty-liver-using-hr-mas-1-h-nmr-combined-with-gene-expression-analysis-reveals-alterations-in-betaine-metabolism-and-the-transsulfuration-pathway
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Mikheil Gogiashvili, Karolina Edlund, Kathrin Gianmoena, Rosemarie Marchan, Alexander Brik, Jan T Andersson, Jörg Lambert, Katrin Madjar, Birte Hellwig, Jörg Rahnenführer, Jan G Hengstler, Roland Hergenröder, Cristina Cadenas
Metabolic perturbations resulting from excessive hepatic fat accumulation are poorly understood. Thus, in this study, leptin-deficient ob/ob mice, a mouse model of fatty liver disease, were used to investigate metabolic alterations in more detail. Metabolites were quantified in intact liver tissues of ob/ob (n = 8) and control (n = 8) mice using high-resolution magic angle spinning (HR-MAS) (1)H-NMR. In addition, after demonstrating that HR-MAS (1)H-NMR does not affect RNA integrity, transcriptional changes were measured by quantitative real-time PCR on RNA extracted from the same specimens after HR-MAS (1)H-NMR measurements...
November 28, 2016: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896349/silver-nanoparticles-a-mechanism-of-action-on-moulds
#16
Katarzyna Pietrzak, Sława Glińska, Magdalena Gapińska, Tomasz Ruman, Adriana Nowak, Egemen Aydin, Beata Gutarowska
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are widely used in all branches of industry. However, their mechanisms of action towards moulds have not been studied yet. Thus we conducted this study in which we have used laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (LDI-ToF-MS) analysis to determine metabolomic changes, and microscopic analysis (transmission electron microscopy, fluorescent microscopy) to observe changes in mould cells. The AgNP treatment caused the downregulation of 162 (15 ppm) and 284 (62 ppm), and 19 (15 ppm) and 29 (62 ppm) metabolites of Aspergillus niger and Penicillium chrysogenum, respectively...
November 29, 2016: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894692/the-ex-vivo-l-cbmn-assay-detects-significant-human-exposure-to-butadiene
#17
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Claudia Bolognesi, Micheline Kirsch-Volders
1,3-Butadiene (BD), an important industrial chemical used in the production of synthetic rubber and resins and a ubiquitous environmental pollutant, was classified as a human carcinogen by IARC. BD requires metabolic activation to different epoxides that are known to bind to DNA, inducing also DNA-DNA and DNA-protein crosslinks. The DNA damage leading to mutations has been identified as the mode of action of BD. Experimental studies in rodents revealed widely different BD carcinogenic/mutagenic potency in rat and mice, associated to differences in BD metabolism...
October 2016: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893646/acute-right-heart-failure-after-hemorrhagic-shock-and-trauma-pneumonectomy-a-management-approach-a-blinded-randomized-controlled-animal-trial-using-inhaled-nitric-oxide
#18
Andrea L Lubitz, Lars O Sjoholm, Amy Goldberg, Abhijit Pathak, Thomas Santora, Thomas E Sharp, Markus Wallner, Remus M Berretta, Lauren A Poole, Jichuan Wu, Marla R Wolfson
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhagic shock and pneumonectomy causes an acute increase in pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR). The increase in PVR and right ventricular (RV) afterload leads to acute RV failure, thus reducing left ventricular (LV) preload and output. iNO lowers PVR by relaxing pulmonary arterial smooth muscle without remarkable systemic vascular effects. We hypothesized that with hemorrhagic shock and pneumonectomy, iNO can be used to decrease PVR and mitigate right heart failure. METHODS: A hemorrhagic shock and pneumonectomy model was developed using sheep...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893161/elevated-co2-plus-chronic-warming-reduces-nitrogen-uptake-and-levels-or-activities-of-nitrogen-uptake-and-assimilatory-proteins-in-tomato-roots
#19
Dileepa Madushanka Jayawardena, Scott Alan Heckathorn, Deepesh Raj Bista, Sasmita Mishra, Jennifer Kay Boldt, Charles Richard Krause
Atmospheric CO2 enrichment is expected to often benefit plant growth, despite causing global warming and nitrogen (N) dilution in plants. Most plants primarily procure N as inorganic nitrate (NO3(-) ) or ammonium (NH4(+) ), using membrane-localized transport proteins in roots, which are key targets for improving N use. Though interactive effects of elevated CO2 , chronic warming, and N form on N relations are expected, these have not been studied. In this study, tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) plants were grown at two levels of CO2 (400 or 700 ppm) and two temperature regimes (30 or 37 °C), with NO3(-) or NH4(+) as the N source...
November 28, 2016: Physiologia Plantarum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892974/dimalononitrile-containing-probe-based-on-aggregation-enhanced-emission-features-for-the-multi-mode-fluorescence-detection-of-volatile-amines
#20
Lingwei Kong, Yahui Zhang, Huiling Mao, Xiaoling Pan, Yong Tian, Zhonglin Tian, Xiangkai Zeng, Jianbing Shi, Bin Tong, Yuping Dong
A novel multi-mode probe consisting of a hexaphenyl-1,3-butadiene derivative, 2,2'-((((1Z,3Z)-1,2,3,4-tetraphenylbuta-1,3-diene-1,4-diyl)bis(4,1-phenylene))bis(methanylylidene))dimalononitrile (ZZ-HPB-CN), with typical aggregation-enhanced emission (AEE) features was easily prepared for the highly sensitive and rapid detection of amine vapors. The ZZ-HPB-CN sensor, which was prepared by simply depositing ZZ-HPB-CN on filter paper, could detect low concentration vapors of volatile amines using fluorescence, ultraviolet and naked-eye detection...
November 28, 2016: Faraday Discussions
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