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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435942/bipolar-resistive-switching-with-negative-differential-resistance-effect-in-a-cu-batio3-ag-device
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L J Wei, Y Yuan, J Wang, H Q Tu, Y Gao, B You, J Du
We demonstrate that a bipolar non-volatile resistive switching behaviour with negative differential resistance (NDR) effect is realized in a Cu/BaTiO3/Ag device, which was deposited on a Si substrate via magnetron sputtering equipment. We suggest that the bipolar resistive switching is dominated by the trapping/detrapping of electrons at the BaTiO3-Cu interface. In addition, we demonstrate that the device exhibits good performance, including a large on/off ratio, high reliability and long retention time. Therefore, BaTiO3 may become a good candidate for application in resistive switching random access memory (RRAM) devices...
April 24, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434735/effects-of-graded-removal-of-lysine-from-an-intravenously-infused-amino-acid-mixture-on-lactation-performance-and-mammary-amino-acid-metabolism-in-lactating-goats
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C L Guo, Y T Li, X Y Lin, M D Hanigan, Z G Yan, Z Y Hu, Q L Hou, F G Jiang, Z H Wang
To investigate responses of milk protein synthesis and mammary AA metabolism to a graded decrease of postruminal Lys supply, 4 lactating goats fitted with jugular vein, mammary vein, and carotid artery catheters and transonic blood flow detectors on the external pudic artery were used in a 4 × 4 Latin square experiment. Goats were fasted for 24 h and then received a 9-h intravenous infusion of an AA mixture plus glucose. Milk yield was recorded and samples were taken in h 2 to 8 of the infusion period; a mammary biopsy was performed in the last hour...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430226/stable-nanosecond-passively-q-switched-all-fiber-erbium-doped-laser-with-a-45%C3%A2-tilted-fiber-grating
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Tianxing Wang, Zhijun Yan, Chengbo Mou, Kaiming Zhou, Lin Zhang
Nanosecond passive Q-switching generation from an all-fiber erbium-doped laser with a UV inscribed 45° tilted fiber grating (TFG) is systematically demonstrated. The 45° TFG is employed as a polarizer together with two polarization controllers (PCs) to realize nonlinear polarization rotation (NPR). Because of the NPR effect, stable Q-switched pulses with an average output power of 17.5 mW, a single pulse energy of 72.7 nJ, a repetition rate of 241 kHz, a pulse width of 466 ns, and a signal to noise ratio (SNR) of 58...
April 20, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429350/the-polymorphism-of-xrcc1-and-coronary-artery-disease-risk-a-meta-analysis
#4
S-J Guo, Y-T Zhou, W-Y Liu, Q-N Zuo, X-H Li
OBJECTIVE: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a life-threatening disease and is caused by various factors, with genetic variation being an important risk factor. The association between X-ray repair cross-complementing group 1 (XRCC1) polymorphisms and CAD has been extensively studied with conflicting results. We performed a meta-analysis to investigate the overall association between XRCC1 polymorphisms and CAD risk. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched PubMed and Embase databases until October 19, 2016...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428723/what-is-the-quantitative-risk-of-gastric-cancer-in-the-first-degree-relatives-of-patients-a-meta-analysis
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Mohammad Yaghoobi, Julia McNabb-Baltar, Raheleh Bijarchi, Richard H Hunt
AIM: To quantify the risk of gastric cancer in first-degree relatives of patients with the cancer. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was performed. Case-control trials comparing the frequency of a positive family history of gastric cancer in patients with gastric cancer, vs non-gastric cancer controls were retrieved. Studies with missed or non-extractable data, studies in children, abstracts, and duplicate publications were excluded. A meta-analysis of pooled odd ratios was performed using Review Manager 5...
April 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427087/pretreatment-serum-uracil-concentration-as-a-predictor-of-severe-and-fatal-fluoropyrimidine-associated-toxicity
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Didier Meulendijks, Linda M Henricks, Bart A W Jacobs, Abidin Aliev, Maarten J Deenen, Niels de Vries, Hilde Rosing, Erik van Werkhoven, Anthonius de Boer, Jos H Beijnen, Caroline M P W Mandigers, Marcel Soesan, Annemieke Cats, Jan H M Schellens
BACKGROUND: We investigated the predictive value of dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD) phenotype, measured as pretreatment serum uracil and dihydrouracil concentrations, for severe as well as fatal fluoropyrimidine-associated toxicity in 550 patients treated previously with fluoropyrimidines during a prospective multicenter study. METHODS: Pretreatment serum concentrations of uracil and dihydrouracil were measured using a validated LC-MS/MS method. The primary endpoint of this analysis was global (any) severe fluoropyrimidine-associated toxicity, that is, grade ⩾3 toxicity according to the NCI CTC-AE v3...
April 20, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411437/design-and-construction-of-a-novel-1-h-19-f-double-tuned-coil-system-using-pin-diode-switches-at-9-4t
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Chang-Hoon Choi, Suk-Min Hong, YongHyun Ha, N Jon Shah
A double-tuned (1)H/(19)F coil using PIN-diode switches was developed and its performance evaluated. The is a key difference from the previous developments being that this design used a PIN-diode switch in series with an additionally inserted inductor in parallel to one of the capacitors on the loop. The probe was adjusted to (19)F when the reverse bias voltage was applied (PIN-diode OFF), whilst it was switched to (1)H when forward current was flowing (PIN-diode ON). S-parameters and Q-factors of single- and double-tuned coils were examined and compared with/without a phantom on the bench...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409515/effects-of-stretching-and-fatigue-on-peak-torque-muscle-imbalance-and-stability
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Pablo B Costa, Cassio V Ruas, Cory M Smith
BACKGROUND: The present study examined the acute effects of hamstrings stretching and fatigue on knee extension and flexion peak torque (PT), hamstrings to quadriceps (H:Q) ratio, and postural stability. METHODS: Seventeen women (mean ± SD age = 21.8 ± 2.1 yrs; body mass = 63.0 ± 10.5 kg; height = 164.7 ± 6.2 cm) and eighteen men (25.8 ± 4.6 yrs; 83.6 ± 13.2 kg; 175.3 ± 6.0 cm) took part in three laboratory visits. The first visit was a familiarization session, and the subsequent two visits were randomly assigned as a control or stretching condition...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408121/effectiveness-of-live-attenuated-influenza-vaccine-and-inactivated-influenza-vaccine-in-children-during-the-2014-2015-season
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Huong Q McLean, Herve Caspard, Marie R Griffin, Katherine A Poehling, Manjusha Gaglani, Edward A Belongia, H Keipp Talbot, Timothy R Peters, Kempapura Murthy, Christopher S Ambrose
BACKGROUND: A clinical study found that live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) was superior to inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV) against drifted A(H3N2) viruses in children. During the 2014-2015 influenza season, widespread circulation of antigenically and genetically drifted A(H3N2) viruses provided an opportunity to evaluate subtype-specific vaccine effectiveness (VE) of quadrivalent LAIV (LAIV4) and IIV in children. METHODS: Children (2-17years) with febrile acute respiratory illness <5days' duration were enrolled at 4 outpatient sites in the United States during the 2014-2015 influenza season...
May 9, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403902/phylodynamics-of-foot-and-mouth-disease-virus-o-panasia-in-vietnam-2010-2014
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Barbara Brito, Steven J Pauszek, Michael Eschbaumer, Carolina Stenfeldt, Helena C de Carvalho Ferreira, Le T Vu, Nguyen T Phuong, Bui H Hoang, Nguyen D Tho, Pham V Dong, Phan Q Minh, Ngo T Long, Donald P King, Nick J Knowles, Do H Dung, Luis L Rodriguez, Jonathan Arzt
Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) is endemic in Vietnam, a country that plays an important role in livestock trade within Southeast Asia. The large populations of FMDV-susceptible species in Vietnam are important components of food production and of the national livelihood. In this study, we investigated the phylogeny of FMDV O/PanAsia in Vietnam, reconstructing the virus' ancestral host species (pig, cattle or buffalo), clinical stage (subclinical carrier or clinically affected) and geographical location...
April 13, 2017: Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397638/number-of-attacks-by-trichogramma-dendrolimi-hymenoptera-trichogrammatidae-affects-the-successful-parasitism-of-ostrinia-furnacalis-lepidoptera-crambidae-eggs
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J Huang, H-Q Hua, L-Y Wang, F Zhang, Y-X Li
In laboratories, the parasitism rate of Ostrinia furnacalis (Güenée) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) eggs by Trichogramma dendrolimi Matsumura (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) is low; however, efforts to control O. furnacalis with T. dendrolimi in the field have been successful. In this study, the effects of the number of attacks by T. dendrolimi against O. furnacalis eggs and diet of O. furnacalis larva on wasp development were investigated. The results indicated that more attacks increased significantly not only the successful parasitism rate of O...
April 11, 2017: Bulletin of Entomological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395447/-quantity-of-treg-cells-and-th17-cells-in-spleen-of-primary-immune-thrombocytopenic-purpura-patients
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Y Y Yang, F Q Zhang, Y Pan, F Chen, M J Huang, D Y Zeng, H G Huang
Objective: To observe the quantity of Treg cells and Th17 cells in spleen of adult primary immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) patients. Methods: 43 ITP cases with splenectomy treatment were enrolled from December 2008 to June 2016 at Union Hospital of Fujian Medical University, including 20 males and 23 females with a median age of 36 (18-76) years. The controls were thirty patients who underwent splenectomy because of pancreatic diseases or splenic impairment, including 21 males and 9 females with a median age of 47 (21-69) years...
March 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395441/-mutational-analysis-of-rna-splicing-machinery-genes-sf3b1-u2af1-and-srsf2-in-118-patients-with-myelodysplastic-syndromes-and-related-diseases
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J Y Wang, J Ma, Y N Lin, J Wang, H Shen, F M Gui, C Han, Q H Li, Z Song, X J Wang
Objective: To investigate the incidence, molecular features and clinical significance of RNA splicing machinery genes mutation in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and related diseases. Methods: Mutational analysis of splicing factor 3B subunit 1 (SF3B1) (K700E) , U2 small nuclear RNA auxiliary factor 1 (U2AF1) (S34, Q157P) and serine/arginine-rich splicing factor 2 (SRSF2) (P95) in 118, de novo MDS and related diseases were separately performed by using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) followed by sequence analysis...
March 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393845/optimization-of-self-catalyzed-inas-nanowires-on-flexible-graphite-for-photovoltaic-infrared-photodetectors
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Ezekiel A Anyebe, I Sandall, Z M Jin, Ana M Sanchez, Mohana K Rajpalke, Timothy D Veal, Y C Cao, H D Li, R Harvey, Q D Zhuang
The recent discovery of flexible graphene monolayers has triggered extensive research interest for the development of III-V/graphene functional hybrid heterostructures. In order to fully exploit their enormous potential in device applications, it is essential to optimize epitaxial growth for the precise control of nanowire geometry and density. Herein, we present a comprehensive growth study of InAs nanowires on graphitic substrates by molecular beam epitaxy. Vertically well-aligned and thin InAs nanowires with high yield were obtained in a narrow growth temperature window of 420-450 °C within a restricted domain of growth rate and V/III flux ratio...
April 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391459/preparation-characterization-and-dye-removal-study-of-activated-carbon-prepared-from-palm-kernel-shell
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Juan Rafael García, Ulises Sedran, Muhammad Abbas Ahmad Zaini, Zainul Akmar Zakaria
Palm oil mill wastes (palm kernel shell (PKS)) were used to prepare activated carbons, which were tested in the removal of colorants from water. The adsorbents were prepared by 1-h impregnation of PKS with ZnCl2 as the activating agent (PKS:ZnCl2 mass ratios of 1:1 and 2:1), followed by carbonization in autogenous atmosphere at 500 and 550 °C during 1 h. The characterization of the activated carbons included textural properties (porosity), surface chemistry (functional groups), and surface morphology. The dye removal performance of the different activated carbons was investigated by means of the uptake of methylene blue (MB) in solutions with various initial concentrations (25-400 mg/L of MB) at 30 °C, using a 0...
April 8, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385391/prognostic-implications-of-coronary-artery-calcium-in-the-absence-of-coronary-artery-luminal-narrowing
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Iksung Cho, Bríain Ó Hartaigh, Heidi Gransar, Valentina Valenti, Fay Y Lin, Stephan Achenbach, Daniel S Berman, Matthew J Budoff, Tracy Q Callister, Mouaz H Al-Mallah, Filippo Cademartiri, Kavitha Chinnaiyan, Benjamin J W Chow, Allison M Dunning, Augustin DeLago, Todd C Villines, Martin Hadamitzky, Joerg Hausleiter, Jonathon Leipsic, Leslee J Shaw, Philipp A Kaufmann, Ricardo C Cury, Gudrun Feuchtner, Yong-Jin Kim, Erica Maffei, Gilbert Raff, Gianluca Pontone, Daniele Andreini, Hyuk-Jae Chang, James K Min
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring is a predictor of future adverse clinical events, and a surrogate measure of overall coronary artery plaque burden. Coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) is a contrast-enhanced method that allows for visualization of plaque as well as whether that plaque causes luminal narrowing. To date, the prognosis of individuals with CAC but without stenosis has not been reported. We explored the prevalence of CAC>0 and its prognostic utility for future mortality for patients without luminal narrowing by CCTA...
December 3, 2016: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380520/the-addition-of-protein-bound-amino-acids-in-low-protein-diets-improves-the-metabolic-and-immunological-characteristics-in-fifteen-to-thirty-five-kg-pigs
#17
L Q Che, X Peng, L Hu, C Wu, Q Xu, Z F Fang, Y Lin, S Y Xu, J Li, B Feng, G Tian, R N Zhang, H Sun, D Wu, D W Chen
This study was to evaluate the effects of supplementation of AA form (crystalline vs. protein bound) in low-protein diets on growth, metabolic, and immunological characteristics of pigs. A total of 80 barrows (PIC 327 × 1050; 15.57 ± 0.13 kg BW and 48 ± 2 d of age), housed in 4 pigs per pen with 5 pens per treatment, were assigned to 4 dietary treatments of 17, 15, and 13% CP and 13% CP plus casein for 28 d. The crystalline AA were supplemented to meet the requirement of indispensable AA in pigs. Results showed that pigs fed the 13% CP diet or the 13% CP plus casein diet had lower ( < 0...
March 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378509/hamstring-to-quadriceps-fatigue-ratio-offers-new-and-different-muscle-function-information-than-the-conventional-non-fatigued-ratio
#18
Matheus Daros Pinto, Anthony J Blazevich, Lars L Andersen, Pedro Mil-Homens, Ronei Silveira Pinto
Commonly used injury risk prediction tests such as the hamstring-to-quadriceps (H:Q) strength ratio appear to be poor predictors of non-contact injury. However, these tests are typically performed in a non-fatigued state, despite accumulated fatigue being an important risk factor for both hamstring strain (HS) and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in professional soccer players PURPOSE: To examine the influence of neuromuscular fatigue on the H:Q strength ratio and the association between fatigued and non-fatigued ratio scores, after the effect of different H:Q calculation methods were compared and contrasted METHODS: Thirty-five professional soccer players performed a 30-repetition isokinetic fatigue test protocol...
April 4, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378031/removal-of-epicardial-adipose-tissue-after-myocardial-infarction-improves-cardiac-function
#19
H-X Chang, X-J Zhao, Q-L Zhu, Q Hou, Y Li
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the role of lipolysis of epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) in cardiac function after myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS: We used a rat model of MI with or without EAT removal to study the effects of EAT lipolysis on cardiovascular function. Echocardiography and cardiac catheterization were used to determine cardiac function, and infarct size and histopathology specimens were analyzed in postmortem sections. Inflammatory responses were evaluated via flow cytometry and Elisa analyses...
April 4, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369044/high-electron-mobility-and-quantum-oscillations-in-non-encapsulated-ultrathin-semiconducting-bi2o2se
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Jinxiong Wu, Hongtao Yuan, Mengmeng Meng, Cheng Chen, Yan Sun, Zhuoyu Chen, Wenhui Dang, Congwei Tan, Yujing Liu, Jianbo Yin, Yubing Zhou, Shaoyun Huang, H Q Xu, Yi Cui, Harold Y Hwang, Zhongfan Liu, Yulin Chen, Binghai Yan, Hailin Peng
High-mobility semiconducting ultrathin films form the basis of modern electronics, and may lead to the scalable fabrication of highly performing devices. Because the ultrathin limit cannot be reached for traditional semiconductors, identifying new two-dimensional materials with both high carrier mobility and a large electronic bandgap is a pivotal goal of fundamental research. However, air-stable ultrathin semiconducting materials with superior performances remain elusive at present. Here, we report ultrathin films of non-encapsulated layered Bi2O2Se, grown by chemical vapour deposition, which demonstrate excellent air stability and high-mobility semiconducting behaviour...
April 3, 2017: Nature Nanotechnology
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