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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346432/nanoscale-capillary-freezing-of-ionic-liquids-confined-between-metallic-interfaces-and-the-role-of-electronic-screening
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Jean Comtet, Antoine Niguès, Vojtech Kaiser, Benoit Coasne, Lydéric Bocquet, Alessandro Siria
Room-temperature ionic liquids (RTILs) are new materials with fundamental importance for energy storage and active lubrication. They are unusual liquids, which challenge the classical frameworks of electrolytes, whose behaviour at electrified interfaces remains elusive, with exotic responses relevant to their electrochemical activity. Using tuning-fork-based atomic force microscope nanorheological measurements, we explore here the properties of confined RTILs, unveiling a dramatic change of the RTIL towards a solid-like phase below a threshold thickness, pointing to capillary freezing in confinement...
March 27, 2017: Nature Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346326/sarcomas-with-cic-rearrangements-are-a-distinct-pathologic-entity-with-aggressive-outcome-a-clinicopathologic-and-molecular-study-of-115-cases
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Cristina R Antonescu, Adepitan A Owosho, Lei Zhang, Sonja Chen, Kemal Deniz, Joseph M Huryn, Yu-Chien Kao, Shih-Chiang Huang, Samuel Singer, William Tap, Inga-Marie Schaefer, Christopher D Fletcher
CIC-DUX4 gene fusion, resulting from either a t(4;19) or t(10;19) translocation, is the most common genetic abnormality detected in EWSR1-negative small blue round cell tumors. Following their discovery it was debated if these tumors should be classified as variants of Ewing sarcoma (ie, atypical Ewing sarcoma) or as a stand-alone pathologic entity. As such the WHO classification temporarily grouped the CIC-rearranged tumors under undifferentiated sarcomas with round cell phenotype, until further clinical evidence was available...
March 24, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345791/trichoscopic-diagnosis-of-cutaneous-pelodera-strongyloides-infestation-in-a-dog
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Rareş G M Căpitan, Chiara Noli
BACKGROUND: Pelodera strongyloides infestation has rarely been reported in dogs. It is a saprophytic free-living nematode, found in moist decaying organic matter, whose L3 larval stages occasionally can invade the skin of dogs and humans. Larvae penetrate the follicular infundibula causing an erythematous and pruritic dermatitis. The disease is usually diagnosed by deep skin scraping or histopathology, with large numbers of parasites readily identified in hair follicles. CASE REPORT: Pelodera strongyloides dermatitis was diagnosed in a six-year-old mixed breed dog presenting with alopecia, erythema and severe pruritus on the ventrum and limbs...
March 27, 2017: Veterinary Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345060/genome-reduction-and-microbe-host-interactions-drive-adaptation-of-a-sulfur-oxidizing-bacterium-associated-with-a-cold-seep-sponge
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Ren-Mao Tian, Weipeng Zhang, Lin Cai, Yue-Him Wong, Wei Ding, Pei-Yuan Qian
As the most ancient metazoan, sponges have established close relationships with particular microbial symbionts. However, the characteristics and physiology of thioautotrophic symbionts in deep-sea sponges are largely unknown. Using a tailored "differential coverage binning" method on 22-Gb metagenomic sequences, we recovered the nearly complete genome of a sulfur-oxidizing bacterium (SOB) that dominates the microbiota of the cold seep sponge Suberites sp. Phylogenetic analyses suggested that this bacterium (an unclassified gammaproteobacterium termed "Gsub") may represent a new deep-sea SOB group...
March 2017: MSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344035/larvae-of-ixodiphagus-wasps-hymenoptera-encyrtidae-in-rhipicephalus-sanguineus-sensu-lato-ticks-acari-ixodidae-from-brazil
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Marcos Antônio Bezerra Santos, Lucia Oliveira de Macedo, Islanne Barbosa de Souza, Carlos Alberto do Nascimento Ramos, Leucio Câmara Alves, Rafael Antonio Nascimento Ramos, Gílcia Aparecida de Carvalho
The biological control of ticks represents an alternative method to the chemical control, given its ecological-friendly approach. Amongst the alternatives, the use of parasitoids of the genus Ixodiphagus (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) has been largely investigated. The aim of this study was to document and molecularly characterize Ixodiphagus wasps in ticks from a tropical region of Brazil. From October 2015 to March 2016, Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato ticks (n=1814) were collected from naturally infested dogs and Ixodiphagus larvae were detected by microscopic examination...
March 21, 2017: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341553/spin-polarisation-with-electron-bessel-beams
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P Schattschneider, V Grillo, D Aubry
The theoretical possibility to use an electron microscope as a spin polarizer is studied. It turns out that a Bessel beam passing a standard magnetic objective lens is intrinsically spin polarized when post-selected on-axis. In the limit of infinitely small detectors, the spin polarisation tends to 100%. Increasing the detector size, the polarisation decreases rapidly, dropping below 10(-4) for standard settings of medium voltage microscopes. For extremely low voltages, the Figure of Merit increases by two orders of magnitude, approaching that of existing Mott detectors...
March 16, 2017: Ultramicroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340591/altered-mtor-and-beclin-1-mediated-autophagic-activation-during-right-ventricular-remodeling-in-monocrotaline-induced-pulmonary-hypertension
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Yan Deng, Weifeng Wu, Shenglan Guo, Yuming Chen, Chang Liu, Xingcui Gao, Bin Wei
BACKGROUND: Right ventricular structure and function is a major predictor of outcomes in pulmonary hypertension (PH), yet the underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. Growing evidence suggests the importance of autophagy in cardiac remodeling; however, its dynamics in the process of right ventricle(RV) remodeling in PH has not been fully explored. We sought to study the time course of cardiomyocyte autophagy in the RV in PH and determine whether mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) and Beclin-1 hypoxia-related pro-autophagic pathways are underlying mechanisms...
March 24, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339785/a-food-debris-like-component-in-the-urine-sediment-from-a-urostomy-pouch
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Michiko Yamashita, Masaki Hotta, Kiyoshi Yoshino, Yoh Hidaka, Tadashi Kimura
Microscopic examination of urine sediment is a basic, common method of detecting diseases of the urinary tract. We experienced a case involving a patient who had developed a fever after undergoing a urinary-diversion operation. Results of the microscopic examination of the urine collected from the urostomy pouch of the patient showed a food debris-like component. Based on this finding, we suspected a fistula between the urinary and intestinal tracts. However, after performing an experiment to verify the results, we determined that no fistula was present...
March 2, 2017: Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339186/quantum-chemical-strain-analysis-for-mechanochemical-processes
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Tim Stauch, Andreas Dreuw
The use of mechanical force to initiate a chemical reaction is an efficient alternative to the conventional sources of activation energy, i.e., heat, light, and electricity. Applications of mechanochemistry in academic and industrial laboratories are diverse, ranging from chemical syntheses in ball mills and ultrasound baths to direct activation of covalent bonds using an atomic force microscope. The vectorial nature of force is advantageous because specific covalent bonds can be preconditioned for rupture by selective stretching...
March 24, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337306/thymoquinone-potentiates-chemoprotective-effect-of-vitamin-d3-against-colon-cancer-a-pre-clinical-finding
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Amr M Mohamed, Bassem A Refaat, Adel G El-Shemi, Osama A Kensara, Jawwad Ahmad, Shakir Idris
Prevention of colon cancer among high-risk group has been long lasting research goal. Emerging data have evidenced the anticancer activities of Vitamin D3 (Vit.D) and Thymoquinone (TQ). The aim of the current study was to evaluate the synergistic potential of Thymoquinone and Vitamin D3 in the control of colon cancer progression using azoxymethane-induced rat model. Vit.D and TQ were given individually or in combination 4 week prior to induction and continued for a total of 20 week. At the end of the study, all animals were euthanized and their resected colons were examined macroscopically and microscopically for tumor growth...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337063/a-novel-mutation-and-in-vivo-confocal-microscopic-findings-in-fabry-disease
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Cumali Degirmenci, Suzan Guven Yilmaz, Huseyin Onay, Melis Palamar, Sema Kalkan Ucar, Meral Kayikcioglu, Mahmut Coker
Fabry disease is a hereditary, X-linked lysosomal storage disease due to a deficiency of the alpha galactosidase A enzyme. Globotriaosylceramide accumulates in tissues and results in multiorgan dysfunction. The most common ocular finding in Fabry disease is cornea verticillata. Increase in conjunctival vascular tortuosity, and cataract may also be seen. Herein, we demonstrate the in vivo confocal microscopic findings of a genetically proven Fabry disease patient with a novel hemizygous R112L mutation in GLA gene...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336227/aqueous-calyxes-extract-of-roselle-or-hibiscus-sabdariffa-linn-supplementation-improves-liver-morphology-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
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Akhtar Husin Nazratun Nafizah, Siti Balkis Budin, Abd Hamid Zaryantey, Abd Rahman Mariati, Raj Louis Santhana, Mohamad Osman, Md Idris Muhd Hanis, Mohamed Jamaludin
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: The complex series of deleterious events among diabetes patients leads to multiple organ failure. Therefore, a holistic approach of treatment is urgently required to prevent worsening of complications. The present investigation was carried out to study the possible protective effects of Roselle or Hibiscus sabdariffa Linn (HSL) calyxes aqueous extract, as an antidiabetic and antioxidant agent against oxidative liver injury in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats...
March 20, 2017: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334551/using-micro-patterned-surfaces-to-inhibit-settlement-and-biofilm-formation-by-bacillus-subtilis
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Siyuan Chang, Xiaodong Chen, Shuo Jiang, Jinchun Chen, Lin Shi
Biofilm is a biological complex caused by bacteria settlement to the substrates, their subsequent reproduction and secretion. This phenomena reduce heat transfer efficiency and cause significant losses in treated sewage heat recovering systems. This paper describes a physical approach to inhibit the bacteria settlement and biofilm formation by Bacillus subtilis, which is the dominant genera in the treated sewage. Here, the micro-patterned surfaces with different characteristics (stripe and cube) and dimensions (1 μm to 100 μm) were fabricated as surfaces of interest...
March 23, 2017: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332537/mapping-vibrational-surface-and-bulk-modes-in-a-single-nanocube
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Maureen J Lagos, Andreas Trügler, Ulrich Hohenester, Philip E Batson
Imaging of vibrational excitations in and near nanostructures is essential for developing low-loss infrared nanophotonics, controlling heat transport in thermal nanodevices, inventing new thermoelectric materials and understanding nanoscale energy transport. Spatially resolved electron energy loss spectroscopy has previously been used to image plasmonic behaviour in nanostructures in an electron microscope, but hitherto it has not been possible to map vibrational modes directly in a single nanostructure, limiting our understanding of phonon coupling with photons and plasmons...
March 22, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331912/effect-of-visible-range-electromagnetic-radiations-on-escherichia-coli
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Samina T Yousuf Azeemi, Saleem Farooq Shaukat, Khawaja Shamsuddin Azeemi, Idrees Khan, Khalid Mahmood, Farah Naz
BACKGROUND: Escherichia coli is the agent responsible for a range of clinical diseases. With emerging antimicrobial resistance, other treatment options including solar/photo-therapy are becoming increasingly common. Visible Range Radiation Therapy/Colour Therapy is an emerging technique in the field of energy/vibrational medicine that uses visible spectrum of Electromagnetic Radiations to cure different diseases. In this study, our goal was to understand the effect of Visible Range Electromagnetic Radiations on E...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331162/carbon-and-nitrogen-depletion-induced-nucleophagy-and-selective-autophagic-sequestration-of-a-whole-nucleus-in-multinucleate-cells-of-the-filamentous-fungus-aspergillus-oryzae
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Takashi Kikuma, Takahiro Mitani, Takahiro Kohara, Jun-Ichi Maruyama, Katsuhiko Kitamoto
Autophagy is a conserved cellular degradation process in eukaryotes, in which cytoplasmic components and organelles are digested in vacuoles/lysosomes. Recently, autophagic degradation of nuclear materials, termed "nucleophagy", has been reported. In the multinucleate filamentous fungus Aspergillus oryzae, a whole nucleus is degraded by nucleophagy after prolonged culture. While developing an H2B-EGFP processing assay for the evaluation of nucleophagy in A. oryzae, we found that nucleophagy is efficiently induced by carbon or nitrogen depletion...
March 22, 2017: Journal of General and Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330480/real-time-label-free-monitoring-of-cell-viability-based-on-cell-adhesion-measurements-with-an-atomic-force-microscope
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Fang Yang, René Riedel, Pablo Del Pino, Beatriz Pelaz, Alaa Hassan Said, Mahmoud Soliman, Shashank R Pinnapireddy, Neus Feliu, Wolfgang J Parak, Udo Bakowsky, Norbert Hampp
BACKGROUND: The adhesion of cells to an oscillating cantilever sensitively influences the oscillation amplitude at a given frequency. Even early stages of cytotoxicity cause a change in the viscosity of the cell membrane and morphology, both affecting their adhesion to the cantilever. We present a generally applicable method for real-time, label free monitoring and fast-screening technique to assess early stages of cytotoxicity recorded in terms of loss of cell adhesion. RESULTS: We present data taken from gold nanoparticles of different sizes and surface coatings as well as some reference substances like ethanol, cadmium chloride, and staurosporine...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329757/neural-ensemble-dynamics-underlying-a-long-term-associative-memory
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Benjamin F Grewe, Jan Gründemann, Lacey J Kitch, Jerome A Lecoq, Jones G Parker, Jesse D Marshall, Margaret C Larkin, Pablo E Jercog, Francois Grenier, Jin Zhong Li, Andreas Lüthi, Mark J Schnitzer
The brain's ability to associate different stimuli is vital for long-term memory, but how neural ensembles encode associative memories is unknown. Here we studied how cell ensembles in the basal and lateral amygdala encode associations between conditioned and unconditioned stimuli (CS and US, respectively). Using a miniature fluorescence microscope, we tracked the Ca(2+) dynamics of ensembles of amygdalar neurons during fear learning and extinction over 6 days in behaving mice. Fear conditioning induced both up- and down-regulation of individual cells' CS-evoked responses...
March 22, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329568/localized-cutaneous-argyria-report-of-two-patients-and-literature-review
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Bryce David Beutler, Robert A Lee, Philip R Cohen
BackgroundLocalized cutaneous argyria is a rare skin condition caused by direct contact with silver or silver particles. It presents as asymptomatic gray or blue-gray macules that appear similar to blue nevi. Histologic features include brown-colored or black-colored silver granules in the basement membrane and dermis, most commonly surrounding eccrine glands, elastic fibers, and collagen fibrils. The condition is most frequently observed in individuals who are regularly exposed to small silver particles, such as silversmiths and welders...
November 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328941/cynomolgus-monkeys-are-successfully-and-persistently-infected-with-hepatitis-e-virus-genotype-3-hev-3-after-long-term-immunosuppressive-therapy
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Noemi Rovaris Gardinali, Juliana Rodrigues Guimarães, Juliana Gil Melgaço, Yohan Britto Kevorkian, Fernanda de Oliveira Bottino, Yasmine Rangel Vieira, Aline Campos de Azevedo da Silva, Douglas Pereira Pinto, Laís Bastos da Fonseca, Leandro Schiavo Vilhena, Edilson Uiechi, Maria Cristina Carlan da Silva, Julio Moran, Renato Sérgio Marchevsky, Oswaldo Gonçalves Cruz, Rodrigo Alejandro Arellano Otonel, Amauri Alcindo Alfieri, Jaqueline Mendes de Oliveira, Ana Maria Coimbra Gaspar, Marcelo Alves Pinto
Epidemiological studies found that hepatitis E virus genotype 3 (HEV-3) infection was associated with chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis in immunocompromised patients. Our study aimed to investigate the relationship between the host immunosuppressive status and the occurrence of HEV-related chronic hepatitis. Here we describe a successful experimental study, using cynomolgus monkeys previously treated with tacrolimus, a potent calcineurin inhibitor immunosuppressant, and infected with a Brazilian HEV-3 strain isolated from naturally infected pigs...
2017: PloS One
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