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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319367/structural-stability-from-crystallographic-shear-in-tio2-nb2o5-phases-cation-ordering-and-lithiation-behavior-of-tinb24o62
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Kent J Griffith, Anatoliy Senyshyn, Clare P Grey
The host structure and reversible lithium insertion and extraction of an intercalation compound, TiNb24O62, are described. Neutron diffraction, applied for the first time to TiNb24O62, allowed an accurate refinement of the complex block superstructure, particularly with respect to the oxygen sublattice. Analysis of the transition-metal sites revealed significant cation ordering in the mixed-metal oxide. Electrochemical analysis demonstrated highly reversible lithium intercalation with ca. 190 mA·h·g(-1) after 100 cycles (C/10 rate, 3 months)...
March 20, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319189/lung-function-parameters-improve-prediction-of-vo2peak-in-an-elderly-population-the-generation-100-study
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Erlend Hassel, Dorthe Stensvold, Thomas Halvorsen, Ulrik Wisløff, Arnulf Langhammer, Sigurd Steinshamn
Peak oxygen uptake (VO2peak) is an indicator of cardiovascular health and a useful tool for risk stratification. Direct measurement of VO2peak is resource-demanding and may be contraindicated. There exist several non-exercise models to estimate VO2peak that utilize easily obtainable health parameters, but none of them includes lung function measures or hemoglobin concentrations. We aimed to test whether addition of these parameters could improve prediction of VO2peak compared to an established model that includes age, waist circumference, self-reported physical activity and resting heart rate...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318691/evaluation-of-simulated-dredging-to-control-internal-phosphorus-release-from-sediments-focused-on-phosphorus-transfer-and-resupply-across-the-sediment-water-interface
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Juhua Yu, Shiming Ding, Jicheng Zhong, Chengxin Fan, Qiuwen Chen, Hongbin Yin, Lei Zhang, Yinlong Zhang
Sediment dredging is an effective restoration method to control the internal phosphorus (P) loading of eutrophic lakes. However, the core question is that the real mechanism of dredging responsible for sediment internal P release still remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the P exchange across the sediment-water interface (SWI) and the internal P resupply ability from the sediments after dredging. The study is based on a one-year field simulation study in Lake Taihu, China, using a Rhizon soil moisture sampler, high-resolution dialysis (HR-Peeper), ZrO-Chelex diffusive gradients in thin film (ZrO-Chelex DGT), and P fractionation and adsorption isotherm techniques...
March 16, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318144/eco-efficient-synthesis-of-highly-porous-coco3-anodes-for-li-and-na-storage-using-supercritical-co2-precursors
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Hui-Ying Li, Chuan-Ming Tseng, Cheng-Hsien Yang, Tai-Chou Lee, Ching-Yuan Su, Chien-Te Hsieh, Jeng-Kuei Chang
An eco-efficient synthesis route of high-performance carbonate anodes for Li+ and Na+ batteries is developed. With supercritical CO2 (SCCO2) as the precursor, which has gas-like diffusivity, extremely low viscosity, and near-zero surface tension, CoCO3 particles are uniformly formed and tightly connected on graphene nanosheets (GNSs). This synthesis can be conducted at 50 °C, which is considerably lower than the temperature required for conventional preparation methods, minimizing energy consumption. The obtained CoCO3 particles (~20 nm in diameter), which have a unique interpenetrating porous structure, can increase the number of electroactive sites, promote electrolyte accessibility, shorten ion diffusion length, and readily accommodate the strain generated upon charging/discharging...
March 20, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318064/mos2-celgard-separator-as-efficient-polysulfide-barrier-for-long-life-lithium-sulfur-batteries
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Zahid Ali Ghazi, Xiao He, Abdul Muqsit Khattak, Niaz Ali Khan, Bin Liang, Azhar Iqbal, Jinxin Wang, Haksong Sin, Lianshan Li, Zhiyong Tang
A high lithium conductive MoS2 /Celgard composite separator is reported as efficient polysulfides barrier in Li-S batteries. Significantly, thanks to the high density of lithium ions on MoS2 surface, this composite separator shows high lithium conductivity, fast lithium diffusion, and facile lithium transference. When used in Li-S batteries, the separator is proven to be highly efficient for depressing polysulfides shuttle, leading to high and long cycle stability. With 65% of sulfur loading, the device with MoS2 /Celgard separator delivers an initial capacity of 808 mAh g(-1) and a substantial capacity of 401 mAh g(-1) after 600 cycles, corresponding to only 0...
March 20, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317233/pirfenidone-and-nintedanib-for-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-clinical-practice-tolerability-and-adverse-drug-reactions
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Jonathan A Galli, Aloknath Pandya, Michelle Vega-Olivo, Chandra Dass, Huaqing Zhao, Gerard J Criner
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The real-world tolerability of pirfenidone and nintedanib in non-clinical trial patients is unknown. Many patients with pulmonary fibrosis have significant medical co-morbidities or baseline characteristics that exclude them from clinical trial participation. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review study on subjects prescribed nintedanib or pirfenidone for pulmonary fibrosis treatment (any aetiology) from September 2014 to February 2016...
March 20, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316238/exfoliation-of-covalent-organic-frameworks-into-few-layer-redox-active-nanosheets-as-cathode-materials-for-lithium-ion-batteries
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Shan Wang, Qianyou Wang, Pengpeng Shao, Yuzhen Han, Xing Gao, Li Ma, Shuai Yuan, Xiaojie Ma, Junwen Zhou, Xiao Feng, Bo Wang
Covalent organic frameworks (COFs) have attracted growing interest by virtue of their structural diversity and tunability. Herein, we present a novel approach for the development of organic rechargeable battery cathodes in which three distinct redox-active COFs were successfully prepared and delaminated into 2D few-layer nanosheets. Compared with the pristine COFs, the exfoliated COFs with shorter Li(+) diffusion pathways allow a significant higher utilization efficiency of redox sites and faster kinetics for lithium storage...
March 21, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315390/quantifying-the-dynamic-density-driven-convection-in-high-permeability-packed-beds
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Ying Teng, Lanlan Jiang, Yingting Fan, Yu Liu, Dayong Wang, Abuliti Abudula, Yongchen Song
The density driven convection phenomenon is expected to have a significant and positive role in CO2 geological storage capacity and safety. The onset and development of density-driven convective on the core scale is critical to understand the mass transfer mechanism. In this paper, laboratory experiments were conducted to investigate the density-driven convective in a vertical tube. The deuterium oxide (D2O)/manganese chloride (MnCl2) water solution in water or brine were as an analog for CO2-rich brine in original brine...
March 14, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315161/the-effect-of-live-feeds-bathed-with-the-red-seaweed-asparagopsis-armata-on-the-survival-growth-and-physiology-status-of-sparus-aurata-larvae
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S Castanho, G Califano, F Soares, R Costa, L Mata, P Pousão-Ferreira, L Ribeiro
Larval rearing is affected by a wide range of microorganisms that thrive in larviculture systems. Some seaweed species have metabolites capable of reducing the bacterial load. However, no studies have yet tested whether including seaweed metabolites on larval rearing systems has any effects on the larvae development. This work assessed the development of Sparus aurata larvae fed preys treated with an Asparagopsis armata product. Live prey, Brachionus spp. and Artemia sp., were immersed in a solution containing 0...
March 17, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306233/coaxial-three-layered-carbon-sulfur-polymer-nanofibers-with-high-sulfur-content-and-high-utilization-for-lithium-sulfur-batteries
#10
Feng He, Jian Ye, Yuliang Cao, Lifen Xiao, Hanxi Yang, Xinping Ai
Great progress has been made on the cyclability and material utilization in recent development of lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries; however, most of the sulfur electrodes reported so far have a considerable low loading of sulfur (60%), which causes a substantial decrease of energy density and is therefore difficult for battery applications. To deal with this issue, we fabricate a novel sulfur composite with a coaxial three-layered structure, in which sulfur is deposited on carbon fibers and coated with poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)/poly(styrenesulfonate)(PEDOT/PSS), thus enabling a high sulfur loading of 70...
March 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303361/human-topoisomerase-inhibition-and-dna-bsa-binding-of-ru-ii-scar-complexes-as-potential-anticancer-candidates-for-oral-application
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Rone A De Grandis, Mariana S de Camargo, Monize M da Silva, Érica O Lopes, Elias C Padilha, Flávia A Resende, Rosângela G Peccinini, Fernando R Pavan, Alessandro Desideri, Alzir A Batista, Eliana A Varanda
Three ruthenium(II) phosphine/diimine/picolinate complexes were selected aimed at investigating anticancer activity against several cancer cell lines and the capacity of inhibiting the supercoiled DNA relaxation mediated by human topoisomerase IB (Top 1). The structure-lipophilicity relationship in membrane permeability using the Caco-2 cells have also been evaluated in this study. SCAR 5 was found to present 45 times more cytotoxicity against breast cancer cell when compared to cisplatin. SCAR 4 and 5 were both found to be capable of inhibiting the supercoiled DNA relaxation mediated by Top 1...
March 16, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303059/marginal-pulmonary-function-is-associated-with-poor-short-and-long-term-outcomes-in-lung-cancer-surgery
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Naoki Ozeki, Koji Kawaguchi, Toshiki Okasaka, Takayuki Fukui, Koichi Fukumoto, Shota Nakamura, Shuhei Hakiri, Kohei Yokoi
We sought to determine the short- and long-term prognoses among 'marginal-risk' non-small cell lung cancer patients who have a predicted postoperative- (ppo) forced expiratory volume in the first second (FEV1) of 30-60% and/or a ppo-diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (DLCO) of 30-60%. The present study included 73 'marginal-risk' and 318 'normal-risk' patients who underwent anatomical resection for clinical stage I lung cancer between 2008 and 2012. The rates of postoperative morbidity, prolonged hospital stay, and overall survival were assessed...
February 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302524/inactivation-of-bacterial-pathogenic-load-in-compost-against-vermicompost-of-organic-solid-waste-aiming-to-achieve-sanitation-goals-a-review
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Nuhaa Soobhany, Romeela Mohee, Vinod Kumar Garg
Waste management strategies for organic residues, such as composting and vermicomposting, have been implemented in some developed and developing countries to solve the problem of organic solid waste (OSW). Yet, these biological treatment technologies do not always result in good quality compost or vermicompost with regards to sanitation capacity owing to the presence of bacterial pathogenic substances in objectionable concentrations. The presence of pathogens in soil conditioners poses a potential health hazard and their occurrence is of particular significance in composts and/or vermicomposts produced from organic materials...
March 13, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300570/idiopathic-interstitial-pneumonia-associated-with-autoantibodies-a-large-case-series-followed-over-one-year
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Bridget F Collins, Charles F Spiekerman, Megan A Shaw, Lawrence A Ho, Jennifer Hayes, Carolyn A Spada, Caroline M Stamato, Ganesh Raghu
BACKGROUND: Some patients with autoimmune characteristics and idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP), particularly usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP), do not fit neatly into the category of connective tissue disease associated interstitial lung disease (CTD-ILD), idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) or recently proposed yet to be validated criteria for interstitial pneumonia with autoimmune features (IPAF). Outcomes of these patients are unknown. METHODS: Retrospective single center study; ANOVA analyses compared differences in mean change in forced vital capacity (FVC) and diffusion capacity (DLCO) over 1-year among 124 well defined patients (20 AI-ILD [positive autoantibodies with or without symptoms of CTD], 15 IPAF, 36 CTD-ILD, 53 "Lone-IPF" [patients with IPF without any autoantibodies]) RESULTS: 75% of patients with AI-ILD, 33% IPAF, and 33% CTD-ILD had UIP...
March 11, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293753/cd16-positive-circulating-monocytes-and-fibrotic-manifestations-of-systemic-sclerosis
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Alain Lescoat, Valérie Lecureur, Mikael Roussel, Béatrice Ly Sunnaram, Alice Ballerie, Guillaume Coiffier, Stéphane Jouneau, Olivier Fardel, Thierry Fest, Patrick Jégo
The objective of this study is to assess the association of clinical manifestations of systemic sclerosis (SSc) with the absolute count of circulating blood monocyte subpopulations according to their membrane expression of CD16. Forty-eight consecutive patients fulfilling the 2013 ACR/EULAR classification criteria for SSc were included in this cross-sectional study. CD16+ monocyte absolute count was defined by flow cytometry and confronted to the clinical characteristics of SSc patients. Twenty-three healthy donors (HD) were randomly selected for comparison...
March 14, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292839/the-physics-of-organoids-a-biophysical-approach-to-understanding-organogenesis
#16
Svend Dahl-Jensen, Anne Grapin-Botton
Organoids representing a diversity of tissues have recently been created, bridging the gap between cell culture and experiments performed in vivo Being small and amenable to continuous monitoring, they offer the opportunity to scrutinize the dynamics of organ development, including the exciting prospect of observing aspects of human embryo development live. From a physicist's perspective, their ability to self-organize - to differentiate and organize cells in space - calls for the identification of the simple rules that underlie this capacity...
March 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291826/endothelial-progenitor-cells-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-emphysema
#17
Margaret F Doyle, Russell P Tracy, Megha A Parikh, Eric A Hoffman, Daichi Shimbo, John H M Austin, Benjamin M Smith, Katja Hueper, Jens Vogel-Claussen, Joao Lima, Antoinette Gomes, Karol Watson, Steven Kawut, R Graham Barr
Endothelial injury is implicated in the pathogenesis of COPD and emphysema; however the role of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs), a marker of endothelial cell repair, and circulating endothelial cells (CECs), a marker of endothelial cell injury, in COPD and its subphenotypes is unresolved. We hypothesized that endothelial progenitor cell populations would be decreased in COPD and emphysema and that circulating endothelial cells would be increased. Associations with other subphenotypes were examined. The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis COPD Study recruited smokers with COPD and controls age 50-79 years without clinical cardiovascular disease...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291760/gentle-fast-and-effective-crystal-soaking-by-acoustic-dispensing
#18
Patrick M Collins, Jia Tsing Ng, Romain Talon, Karolina Nekrosiute, Tobias Krojer, Alice Douangamath, Jose Brandao-Neto, Nathan Wright, Nicholas M Pearce, Frank von Delft
The steady expansion in the capacity of modern beamlines for high-throughput data collection, enabled by increasing X-ray brightness, capacity of robotics and detector speeds, has pushed the bottleneck upstream towards sample preparation. Even in ligand-binding studies using crystal soaking, the experiment best able to exploit beamline capacity, a primary limitation is the need for gentle and nontrivial soaking regimens such as stepwise concentration increases, even for robust and well characterized crystals...
March 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section D, Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289739/sis-nanosheets-as-a-promising-anode-material-for-li-ion-batteries-a-computational-study
#19
Qingquan Kong, Wei Feng, Qingyuan Wang, Li-Yong Gan, Chenghua Sun
Recently, a two-dimensional Pma2-SiS monolayer has been predicted to show promising electronic properties [Nano Lett., 2015, 16, 1110]. However, it is suggested that Pma2-SiS is not suitable as an anode for Li-ion batteries [J. Power Sources, 2016, 331, 391]. By employing density functional theory calculations, we find that an ultrahigh theoretical specific capacity of 893.4 mA h g(-1) can be achieved in Pma2-SiS due to the strong bonding between Li and the S atoms released from Si-S bond breakage. Additionally, the low barrier of Li-diffusion (0...
March 14, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288175/measurement-of-thermal-properties-of-white-radish-r-raphanistrum-using-easily-constructed-probes
#20
Mfrekemfon Samuel Obot, Changcheng Li, Ting Fang, Jinquan Chen
Thermal properties are necessary for the design and control of processes and storage facilities of food materials. This study proposes the measurement of thermal properties using easily constructed probes with specific heat capacity calculated, as opposed to the use of Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) or other. These probes were constructed and used to measure thermal properties of white radish in the temperature range of 80-20°C and moisture content of 91-6.1% wb. Results showed thermal properties were within the range of 0...
2017: PloS One
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