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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341766/noise-induced-subdiffusion-in-strongly-localized-quantum-systems
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Sarang Gopalakrishnan, K Ranjibul Islam, Michael Knap
We consider the dynamics of strongly localized systems subject to dephasing noise with arbitrary correlation time. Although noise inevitably induces delocalization, transport in the noise-induced delocalized phase is subdiffusive in a parametrically large intermediate-time window. We argue for this intermediate-time subdiffusive regime both analytically and using numerical simulations on single-particle localized systems. Furthermore, we show that normal diffusion is restored in the long-time limit, through processes analogous to variable-range hopping...
July 28, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341749/towards-attosecond-high-energy-electron-bunches-controlling-self-injection-in-laser-wakefield-accelerators-through-plasma-density-modulation
#2
M P Tooley, B Ersfeld, S R Yoffe, A Noble, E Brunetti, Z M Sheng, M R Islam, D A Jaroszynski
Self-injection in a laser-plasma wakefield accelerator is usually achieved by increasing the laser intensity until the threshold for injection is exceeded. Alternatively, the velocity of the bubble accelerating structure can be controlled using plasma density ramps, reducing the electron velocity required for injection. We present a model describing self-injection in the short-bunch regime for arbitrary changes in the plasma density. We derive the threshold condition for injection due to a plasma density gradient, which is confirmed using particle-in-cell simulations that demonstrate injection of subfemtosecond bunches...
July 28, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341728/multislip-friction-with-a-single-ion
#3
Ian Counts, Dorian Gangloff, Alexei Bylinskii, Joonseok Hur, Rajibul Islam, Vladan Vuletić
A trapped ion transported along a periodic potential is studied as a paradigmatic nanocontact frictional interface. The combination of the periodic corrugation potential and a harmonic trapping potential creates a one-dimensional energy landscape with multiple local minima, corresponding to multistable stick-slip friction. We measure the probabilities of slipping to the various minima for various corrugations and transport velocities. The observed probabilities show that the multislip regime can be reached dynamically at smaller corrugations than would be possible statically, and can be described by an equilibrium Boltzmann model...
July 28, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341264/a-facile-method-to-fabricate-anisotropic-hydrogels-with-perfectly-aligned-hierarchical-fibrous-structures
#4
Md Tariful Islam Mredha, Yun Zhou Guo, Takayuki Nonoyama, Tasuku Nakajima, Takayuki Kurokawa, Jian Ping Gong
Natural structural materials (such as tendons and ligaments) are comprised of multiscale hierarchical architectures, with dimensions ranging from nano- to macroscale, which are difficult to mimic synthetically. Here a bioinspired, facile method to fabricate anisotropic hydrogels with perfectly aligned multiscale hierarchical fibrous structures similar to those of tendons and ligaments is reported. The method includes drying a diluted physical hydrogel in air by confining its length direction. During this process, sufficiently high tensile stress is built along the length direction to align the polymer chains and multiscale fibrous structures (from nano- to submicro- to microscale) are spontaneously formed in the bulk material, which are well-retained in the reswollen gel...
January 17, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340950/dermatologic-lesions-submitted-to-an-oral-and-maxillofacial-pathology-biopsy-service-an-analysis-of-2487-cases
#5
Rekha Reddy, Liya Davidova, Indraneel Bhattacharyya, Donald M Cohen, Mohammed N Islam, Sarah G Fitzpatrick
Skin lesions are often submitted to oral and maxillofacial pathology practices. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the frequency, distribution, variability, and composition of dermatologic lesions within a large oral and maxillofacial pathology biopsy service. An IRB-approved retrospective search of skin lesions diagnosed at University of Florida oral and maxillofacial pathology biopsy service between 1994 and 2015 was performed. 2487 cases were included in the study. Gender was reported in 2466 cases, of which 59% were male and 41% female...
January 16, 2018: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339554/synthetic-biology-strategies-for-improving-microbial-synthesis-of-green-biopolymers
#6
Lisa A Anderson, M Ahsanul Islam, Kristala L J Prather
Polysaccharide-based biopolymers have many material properties relevant to industrial and medical uses, including as drug delivery agents, wound healing adhesives, and food additives and stabilizers. Traditionally, polysaccharides are obtained from natural sources. Microbial synthesis offers an attractive alternative for sustainable production of tailored biopolymers. Here, we review synthetic biology strategies for select "green" biopolymers: cellulose, alginate, chitin, chitosan, and hyaluronan. Microbial production pathways, opportunities for pathway yield improvements, and advances in microbial engineering of biopolymers in various hosts are discussed...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338684/a-simple-prediction-model-to-estimate-obstructive-coronary-artery-disease
#7
Shiqun Chen, Yong Liu, Sheikh Mohammed Shariful Islam, Hua Yao, Yingling Zhou, Ji-Yan Chen, Qiang Li
BACKGROUND: A simple noninvasive model to predict obstructive coronary artery disease (OCAD) may promote risk stratification and reduce the burden of coronary artery disease (CAD). This study aimed to develop pre-procedural, noninvasive prediction models that better estimate the probability of OCAD among patients with suspected CAD undergoing elective coronary angiography (CAG). METHODS: We included 1262 patients, who had reliable Framingham risk variable data, in a cohort without known CAD from a prospective registry of patients referred for elective CAG...
January 16, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338653/a-new-alchemical-poem-attributed-to-kh%C3%A4-lid-b-yaz%C3%A4-d-d-ca-705
#8
George Saliba
This paper deals primarily with the identification of an inaccurately catalogued alchemical poem attributed to the famous Umayyad prince Khālid b. Yazīd (d. 705), edited, translated, and commented upon here for the first time. The paper also addresses the authenticity of Khālid's interest in alchemy and connects that interest to the need of the early Islamic empire to develop its own gold coinage as a sign of political independence from Byzantine coinage that was up till then the currency of the lands occupied by early Muslims in the regions of modern-day Egypt and Syria...
August 2017: Ambix
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337673/evaluation-of-immunomodulatory-effects-of-lamotrigine-in-balb-c-mice
#9
Eman Y Abu-Rish, Shada Y Elhayek, Yehia S Mohamed, Islam Hamad, Yasser Bustanji
Modulation of the immune system has recently been shown to be involved in the pharmacological effects of old antiepileptic drugs and in the pathogenesis of epilepsy. Therefore, the most recent guidelines for immunotoxicological evaluation of drugs were consulted to investigate the immunomodulatory effects of lamotrigine, a newer antiepileptic drug, in BALB/c mice. These included the in vivo effects of lamotrigine on delayed-type hypersensitivity (DTH) response to sheep red blood cell (SRBC) antigens, hemagglutination titer assays and hematological changes...
December 20, 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337244/mir-142-5p-act-as-an-oncogenic-microrna-in-colorectal-cancer-clinicopathological-and-functional-insights
#10
Farhadul Islam, Vinod Gopalan, Jelena Vider, Cu-Tai Lu, Alfred K-Y Lam
OBJECTIVES: miR-142-5p was noted aberrantly expressed and plays important roles in different pathophysiological conditions in human. The present study aims to examine the expression of miR-142-5p and its association with clinicopathological factors in a large cohort of patients with colorectal cancer. In addition, the cellular effects of miR-142-5p and its interacting targets in colon cancer cells were investigated. METHODS: Expression of miR-142-5p in colorectal cancer tissues (n=125) and colon cancer cell lines were analysed using real-time polymerase chain reaction...
January 11, 2018: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337242/expression-of-gaec1-mrna-and-protein-and-its-association-with-clinical-and-pathological-parameters-of-patients-with-colorectal-adenocarcinoma
#11
Riajul Wahab, Vinod Gopalan, Farhadul Islam, Afraa Mamoori, Katherine Ting-Wei Lee, Cu-Tai Lu, Alfred King-Yin Lam
AIM: GAEC1 (Gene amplified in esophageal cancer 1) is an oncogene with key regulatory roles in the pathogenesis of oesophageal and colorectal carcinomas. The aim of this study was to investigate expression profiles and clinicopathological significance of GAEC1 mRNA and protein in patients with colorectal carcinomas. METHOD: Matched cancer and non-cancer fresh frozen tissues were prospectively collected from 80 patients diagnosed with colorectal adenocarcinoma (39 men and 41 women)...
January 11, 2018: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336354/an-analytical-poroelastic-model-for-ultrasound-elastography-imaging-of-tumors
#12
Md Tauhidul Islam, Anuj Chaudhry, Ginu Unnikrishnan, J N Reddy, Raffaella Righetti
The mechanical behavior of biological tissues has been studied using a number of mechanical models. Due to the relatively high fluid content and mobility, many biological tissues have been modeled as poroelastic materials. Diseases such as cancers are known to alter the poroelastic response of a tissue. Tissue poroelastic properties such as compressibility, interstitial permeability and fluid pressure also play a key role for the assessment of cancer treatments and for improved therapies. At the present time, however, a limited number of poroelastic models for soft tissues are retrievable in the literature, and the ones available are not directly applicable to tumors as they typically refer to uniform tissues...
January 16, 2018: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333387/physicochemical-and-antioxidant-properties-of-honeys-from-the-sundarbans-mangrove-forest-of-bangladesh
#13
M Rabiul Islam, Tahmina Pervin, Hemayet Hossain, Badhan Saha, Sheikh Julfikar Hossain
This study evaluated the physicochemical, nutritional, antioxidant, and phenolic properties of ten honey samples from the Sundarbans mangrove forest, Bangladesh. The average pH, electrical conductivity, total dissolved solid, ash, moisture, hydroxymethyl furfural, titrable acidity, and absorbance were 4.3, 0.38 mS/cm, 187.5 ppm, 0.14%, 17.88%, 4.4 mg/kg, 37.7 meq/kg, and 483 mAU, respectively. In the honeys, the average contents of Ca, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, and Na were 95.5, 0.19, 6.4, 302, 39.9, 3.4, and 597 ppm, respectively, whereas Cd, Cr, Pb, and Ni were not found...
December 2017: Preventive Nutrition and Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333048/astaxanthin-ameliorates-hepatic-damage-and-oxidative-stress-in-carbon-tetrachloride-administered-rats
#14
Md Ariful Islam, Md Abdullah Al Mamun, Md Faruk, Md Tauhid Ul Islam, Md Mizanur Rahman, Mohammad Nazmul Alam, A F M Towheedur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud Reza, Md Ashraful Alam
Background: Astaxanthin is of carotenoids group which possess strong antioxidant properties. The present study was conducted to evaluate the hepatoprotective effects of astaxanthin in carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-treated rats. Materials and Methods: Female Long-Evans rats were administered with CCl4 orally (1 ml/kg) twice a week for 2 weeks and were treated with astaxanthin (10 mg/kg) every day for 2 weeks. Blood plasma samples were isolated from each group and were analyzed for alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), and alkaline phosphatase activities...
December 2017: Pharmacognosy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331698/exploring-metabolic-factors-and-health-behaviors-in-relation-to-suicide-attempts-a-case-control-study
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Stefan Perera, Rebecca B Eisen, Meha Bhatt, Brittany B Dennis, Monica Bawor, Wala El-Sheikh, Jane DeJesus, Sumathy Rangarajan, Heather Sholer, Elisabeth Iordan, Pam Mackie, Shofiqul Islam, Mahshid Dehghan, Jennifer Brasch, David Meyre, Russell de Souza, Lehana Thabane, Zainab Samaan
BACKGROUND: Suicide attempts are a serious public health concern with devastating global impact, thereby necessitating the development of an adequate prevention strategy. Few known risk factors of suicide attempts are directly modifiable. This study sought to investigate potential associations between health behaviors and suicide attempts, identifying novel opportunities for clinicians to help prevent suicidal behavior. METHODS: A case-control study was conducted to compare body weight, serum total cholesterol, physical activity, tobacco use, and dietary food groups among adults who had made a suicide attempt (n = 84) to psychiatric inpatients (n = 104) and community controls (n = 93) without history of suicide attempt...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331430/disposable-inkjet-printed-electrochemical-platform-for-detection-of-clinically-relevant-her-2-breast-cancer-biomarker
#16
Susanita Carvajal, Samantha N Fera, Abby L Jones, Thaisa A Baldo, Islam M Mosa, James F Rusling, Colleen E Krause
Rapidly fabricated, disposable sensor platforms hold tremendous promise for point-of-care detection. Here, we present an inexpensive (< $0.25) fully inkjet printed electrochemical sensor with integrated counter, reference, and working electrodes that is easily scalable for commercial fabrication. The electrochemical sensor platform featured an inkjet printed gold working 8-electrode array (WEA) and counter electrode (CE), along with an inkjet -printed silver electrode that was chlorinated with bleach to produce a Ag/AgCl quasi-reference electrode (RE)...
January 4, 2018: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329815/exploring-molecular-insights-into-the-interaction-mechanism-of-cholesterol-derivatives-with-the-mce4a-a-combined-spectroscopic-and-molecular-dynamic-simulation-studies
#17
Shagufta Khan, Faez Iqbal Khan, Taj Mohammad, Parvez Khan, Gulam Mustafa Hasan, Kevin A Lobb, Asimul Islam, Faizan Ahmad, Md Imtaiyaz Hassan
Mammalian cell entry protein (Mce4A) is a member of MCE-family, and is being considered as a potential drug target of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection because it is required for invasion and latent survival of pathogen by utilizing host's cholesterol. In the present study, we performed molecular docking followed by 100 ns MD simulation studies to understand the mechanism of interaction of Mce4A to the cholesterol derivatives and probucol. The selected ligands, cholesterol, 25-hydroxycholesterol, 5-cholesten-3β-ol-7-one and probucol bind to the predicted active site cavity of Mce4A, and complexes remain stable during entire simulation of 100 ns...
January 9, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329259/extreme-overvalued-beliefs-how-violent-extremist-beliefs-become-normalized
#18
Tahir Rahman
Extreme overvalued beliefs (EOB) are rigidly held, non-deusional beliefs that are the motive behind most acts of terrorism and mass shootings. EOBs are differentiated from delusions and obsessions. The concept of an overvalued idea was first described by Wernicke and later applied to terrorism by McHugh. Our group of forensic psychiatrists (Rahman, Resnick, Harry) refined the definition as an aid in the differential diagnosis seen in acts of violence. The form and content of EOBs is discussed as well as group effects, conformity, and obedience to authority...
January 12, 2018: Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329102/arsenic-exposure-from-drinking-water-and-urinary-metabolomics-associations-and-long-term-reproducibility-in-bangladesh-adults
#19
Fen Wu, Liang Chi, Hongyu Ru, Faruque Parvez, Vesna Slavkovich, Mahbub Eunus, Alauddin Ahmed, Tariqul Islam, Muhammad Rakibuz-Zaman, Rabiul Hasan, Golam Sarwar, Joseph H Graziano, Habibul Ahsan, Kun Lu, Yu Chen
BACKGROUND: Chronic exposure to inorganic arsenic from drinking water has been associated with a host of cancer and noncancer diseases. The application of metabolomics in epidemiologic studies may allow researchers to identify biomarkers associated with arsenic exposure and its health effects. OBJECTIVE: Our goal was to evaluate the long-term reproducibility of urinary metabolites and associations between reproducible metabolites and arsenic exposure. METHODS: We studied samples and data from 112 nonsmoking participants (58 men and 54 women) who were free of any major chronic diseases and who were enrolled in the Health Effects of Arsenic Longitudinal Study (HEALS), a large prospective cohort study in Bangladesh...
January 12, 2018: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328264/mid-infrared-supercontinuum-generation-from-1-6-to-11%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%AE-m-using-concatenated-step-index-fluoride-and-chalcogenide-fibers
#20
Ramon A Martinez, Genevieve Plant, Kaiwen Guo, Brian Janiszewski, Michael J Freeman, Robert L Maynard, Mohammed N Islam, Fred L Terry, Oseas Alvarez, Francois Chenard, Robert Bedford, Ricky Gibson, Agustin I Ifarraguerri
We demonstrate an all-fiber supercontinuum source that generates a continuous spectrum from 1.6 μm to >11  μm with 417 mW on-time average power at 33% duty cycle. By utilizing a master oscillator power amplifier pump with three amplification stages and concatenating solid core ZBLAN, arsenic sulfide, and arsenic selenide fibers, we shift 1550 nm light to ∼4.5  μm, ∼6.5  μm, and >11  μm, respectively. With 69 mW past 7.5 μm, this source provides both high power and broad spectral expansion, while outputting a single fundamental mode...
January 15, 2018: Optics Letters
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