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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779279/-effects-of-recasting-in-vacuum-with-argon-on-the-chemical-composition-of-ceramic-alloys
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Ying-Hui Wang, Fen-Fang Qiu, Wei-Qing Wu, Hui Cheng
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the effect of recasting in vacuum with argon on the chemical composition of cobalt-chromium (Co-Cr), commercially pure titanium (cpTi), palladium-based (Pd-based), and aurum-platinum (Au-
Pt) ceramic alloys. METHODS: Without adding new alloys, Co-Cr, cpTi, Pd-based, and Au-Pt ceramic alloys were recast one to three times under the condition of vacuum compressive casting with argon. Before recasting, four previously cast ceramic alloys were treated with the corresponding method...
April 1, 2018: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778127/study-of-two-body-wear-performance-of-dental-materials
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Xin Hu, Qian Zhang, Jia Ning, Wenmeng Wu, Changyi Li
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the two-body wear resistances of natural enamel and four dental materials in vitro. METHODS: The testing machine was modified to form a type of pin-on-disk wear test apparatus. Four dental material specimens (Au-Pd alloy, Ag-Pd alloy, FiltekTMP60 and FiltekTMZ350 composite resins) and enamel were used as the pins, and a steatite ceramic grinding wheel was used as the abrasive counter face. The wear volume loss and the rigidity value was measured...
June 2018: Journal of the National Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778001/patchy-gold-coated-fe-3-o-4-nanospheres-with-enhanced-catalytic-activity-applied-for-paper-based-bipolar-electrode-electrochemiluminescence-aptasensors
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Xin Zhang, Ning Bao, Xiliang Luo, Shou-Nian Ding
In this work, novel multifunctional patchy gold coated Fe3 O4 hybrid nanoparticles (PG-Fe3 O4 NPs) have been successfully synthesized in aqueous medium via a facile adsorption-reduction method. A rational formation mechanism has been proposed by monitoring the morphological evolution. The PG-Fe3 O4 NPs retained the good magnetic property and exhibited excellent catalytical effeciency towards the electrochemical reduction of hydrogen peroxide. Chronoamperometric and amperometric experiments indicated a relatively high catalytic rate constant of 3...
May 10, 2018: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777816/aptamer-based-assay-for-monitoring-genetic-disorder-phenylketonuria-pku
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Mohammad Hasanzadeh, Amir Zargami, Hossein Navay Baghban, Ahad Mokhtarzadeh, Nasrin Shadjou, Soltanali Mahboob
The genetic disorder phenylketonuria (PKU) is the inability to metabolize phenylalanine because of a lack of the enzyme phenylalanine hydroxylase. Phenylalanine is used to biochemically form proteins, coded for by DNA. The development of an apta-assay for detection of l-Phenylalanine is presented in this work. A highly specific DNA-aptamer, selected to l-Phenylalanine was immobilized onto a gold nanostructure and electrochemical measurements were performed in a solution containing the phosphate buffer solution with physiological pH...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777241/acute-effect-of-equicaloric-meals-varying-in-glycemic-index-and-glycemic-load-on-arterial-stiffness-and-glycemia-in-healthy-adults-a-randomized-crossover-trial
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Andreea Zurbau, Alexandra L Jenkins, Elena Jovanovski, Fei Au-Yeung, Emma A Bateman, Christy Brissette, Thomas M S Wolever, Amir Hanna, Vladimir Vuksan
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Dietary carbohydrate quality and quantity fluctuate but it is unknown which attribute takes precedence in vascular health preservation. We investigated all four permutations of glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL) on acute vascular and glycemic responses. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Twenty-one healthy adults were screened for this crossover trial. Seventeen (8 M:9 F; 26.7 ± 12.3 y; BMI 22.2 ± 2.8 kg/m2 ) entered randomization and completed the study, receiving four isocaloric meals, varying in GI and GL, in random order at least 3 days apart...
May 17, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777130/remote-heat-dissipation-in-atom-sized-contacts
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Makusu Tsutsui, Takanori Morikawa, Kazumichi Yokota, Masateru Taniguchi
Understanding and control of heat dissipation is an important challenge in nanoelectronics wherein field-accelerated hot carriers in current-carrying ballistic systems release a large part of the kinetic energy into external bulk phonon baths. Here we report on a physical mechanism of this remote heat dissipation and its role on the stability of atomic contacts. We used a nano-fabricated thermocouple to directly characterize the self-heating in a mechanically-configurable Au junction. We found more pronounced heat dissipation at the current downstream that signifies the electron-hole asymmetry in Au nanocontacts...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776540/unconventional-application-of-gold-nanoclusters-zn-mof-composite-for-fluorescence-turn-on-sensitive-detection-of-zinc-ion
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Yuanyuan Li, Xue Hu, Xiaodan Zhang, Haiyan Cao, Yuming Huang
Contrary to organic solvent-induced aggregation of Au nanoclusters (AuNCs), herein, we reported aggregation induced emission enhancement (AIEE) of AuNCs in an aqueous media through confinement of AuNCs by in situ formed Zn-MOF for detecting Zn2+ . Glutathione capped AuNCs (GSH-AuNCs) was synthesized through reduction of Au3+ by glutathione. Zn2+ could significantly enhance the fluorescence of GSH-AuNCs upon addition of 2-methylimidazole, which was attributed to the formation of Zn-MOF. XRD and TEM were used to characterize the in situ formed Zn-MOF...
September 18, 2018: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775854/a-wavelength-modulated-localized-surface-plasmon-resonance-lspr-optical-fiber-sensor-for-sensitive-detection-of-mercury-ii-ion-by-gold-nanoparticles-dna-conjugates
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Shuo Jia, Chao Bian, Jizhou Sun, Jianhua Tong, Shanhong Xia
The study presented herein investigated an easy preparation, high performance, wavelength-modulated LSPR optical fiber chemosensor coated by gold nanospheres(AuNS) for Hg2+ detection based on thymine-Hg2+ -thymine base pair mismatches and the coupled plasmonic resonance effect.Utilizing electrostatic self-assembly method, the high density and dispersivity monolayer AuNS coated LSPR fiber sensor had the near field refractive index sensitivity up to 2016 nm/RIU. The single-strand probe DNA served as a binding element for free AuNS labelled-target DNA conjugates was attached to the monolayer AuNS by Au-S bond...
May 8, 2018: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775396/the-importance-of-substrate-compaction-and-chemical-composition-in-the-phytoextraction-of-elements-by-pinus-sylvestris-l
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Mirosław Mleczek, Piotr Goliński, Bogusława Waliszewska, Andrzej Mocek, Monika Gąsecka, Magdalena Zborowska, Zuzanna Magdziak, Wojciech J Cichy, Bartłomiej Mazela, Tomisław Kozubik, Agnieszka Mocek-Płóciniak, Waldemar Moliński, Przemysław Niedzielski
Trees of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) are known for their effective phytoextraction capabilities. The results obtained in this study point to the significant role of substrate composition and chemical characteristics in the phytoextraction potential of this species. A multi-elemental (53 elements) analysis of pines from unpolluted (soil) and polluted (post-flotation tailings) sites was performed using inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry. The analyzed flotation tailings were characterized by alkaline pH (7...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775087/does-armodafinil-improve-driving-task-performance-and-weight-loss-in-sleep-apnea-a-randomized-trial
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Julia Louise Chapman, Elizabeth Anne Cayanan, Camilla Miranda Hoyos, Yasmina Serinel, Maria Comas, Brendon John Yee, Keith Keat Huat Wong, Ronald Robert Grunstein, Nathaniel Stuart Marshall
RATIONALE Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients unable to tolerate standard treatments have few alternatives. They may benefit from weight loss, but the major symptom of daytime performance impairment may remain during weight loss programs. OBJECTIVES We hypothesized that wakefulness-promoter armodafinil would improve driving task performance over placebo in patients undergoing weight loss. METHODS Placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomized trial of Armodafinil vs Placebo daily for 6 months in patients who were also randomized to one of two diets for six months with follow-up at one year in overweight, adult, OSA patients who had rejected standard treatment and suffered daytime sleepiness...
May 18, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775041/a-new-defect-pyrochlore-oxide-sn-1-06-nb-2-o-5-59-f-0-97-synthesis-noble-metal-hybrids-and-photocatalytic-applications
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Xiaoyang Pan, Chao Li, Jing Zheng, Shijing Liang, Rong Huang, Zhiguo Yi
Noble metal nanoparticles have attracted considerable attention due to their useful capabilities as heterogeneous catalysts. However, they are usually prepared using various organic stabilizing agents that negatively affect their catalytic activities. Herein, we report a facile, clean, and effective method for synthesizing supported ultrafine noble metal nanoparticles by utilizing the reductive property of a new pyrochlore oxide: Sn1.06 Nb2 O5.59 F0.97 (SnNbOF). Ultrafine Au, Pd, and Pt nanoparticles or clusters are homogeneously distributed on the SnNbOF surface...
May 18, 2018: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774922/chelation-assisted-c-n-cross-coupling-of-phosphinamides-and-aryl-boronic-acids-with-copper-powder-at-room-temperature
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Yao Peng, Jian Lei, Renhua Qiu, Lingteng Peng, Chak-Tong Au, Shuang-Feng Yin
A protocol for the chelation-assisted C-N cross-coupling of phosphinamides and aryl boronic acids with copper powder under an oxygen atmosphere is reported. This reaction proceeds efficiently to afford fully substituted unsymmetrical N-arylation phosphinamides at room temperature in excellent yields. Diverse unstable functional groups on the benzene ring of aryl boronic acids such as vinyl, formyl, acetyl, sulfonyl, acetylamino, cyano, nitro, and trifluoromethyl can be accommodated.
May 18, 2018: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774901/hierarchical-nanopores-formed-by-block-copolymer-lithography-on-the-surfaces-of-different-materials-pre-patterned-by-nanosphere-lithography
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Katharina Brassat, Daniel Kool, Julius Bürger, Jörg K N Lindner
Bottom-up patterning techniques allow for the creation of surfaces with ordered arrays of nanoscale features on large areas. Two bottom-up techniques suitable for the formation of regular nanopatterns on different length scales are nanosphere lithography (NSL) and block copolymer (BCP) lithography. In this paper it is shown that NSL and BCP lithography can be combined to easily design hierarchically nanopatterned surfaces of different materials. Nanosphere lithography is used for the pre-patterning of surfaces with antidots, i...
May 18, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774071/molecular-detection-and-analysis-of-exosomes-using-surface-enhanced-raman-scattering-gold-nanorods-and-a-miniaturized-device
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Elyahb Allie Kwizera, Ryan O'Connor, Vojtech Vinduska, Melody Williams, Elizabeth R Butch, Scott E Snyder, Xiang Chen, Xiaohua Huang
Exosomes are a potential source of cancer biomarkers. Probing tumor-derived exosomes can offer a potential non-invasive way to diagnose cancer, assess cancer progression, and monitor treatment responses. Novel molecular methods would facilitate exosome analysis and accelerate basic and clinical exosome research. Methods: A standard gold-coated glass microscopy slide was used to develop a miniaturized affinity-based device to capture exosomes in a target-specific manner with the assistance of low-cost 3-D printing technology...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773958/failing-to-thrive-abdominal-pain-and-vomiting-a-hairy-situation
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Victoria A Au, Jonathan P Wong, Isvarya Venu, Rosemary G Moodie, Yousef Etoom, Luke Kieswetter, J Ted Gerstle, Peter D Wong
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May 2018: Paediatrics & Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773922/trilogy-a-planetary-geodesy-mission-concept-for-measuring-the-expansion-of-the-solar-system
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David E Smith, Maria T Zuber, Erwan Mazarico, Antonio Genova, Gregory A Neumann, Xiaoli Sun, Mark H Torrence, Dan-Dan Mao
The scale of the solar system is slowly changing, likely increasing as a result of solar mass loss, with additional change possible if there is a secular variation of the gravitational constant, G . The measurement of the change of scale could provide insight into the past and the future of the solar system, and in addition a better understanding of planetary motion and fundamental physics. Estimates for the expansion of the scale of the solar system are of order 1.5 cm year-1 AU-1 , which over several years is an observable quantity with present-day laser ranging systems...
April 2018: Planetary and Space Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773785/revealing-isoelectronic-size-conversion-dynamics-of-metal-nanoclusters-by-a-noncrystallization-approach
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Qiaofeng Yao, Victor Fung, Cheng Sun, Sida Huang, Tiankai Chen, De-En Jiang, Jim Yang Lee, Jianping Xie
Atom-by-atom engineering of nanomaterials requires atomic-level knowledge of the size evolution mechanism of nanoparticles, which remains one of the greatest mysteries in nanochemistry. Here we reveal atomic-level dynamics of size evolution reaction of molecular-like nanoparticles, i.e., nanoclusters (NCs) by delicate mass spectrometry (MS) analyses. The model size-conversion reaction is [Au23 (SR)16 ]- → [Au25 (SR)18 ]- (SR = thiolate ligand). We demonstrate that such isoelectronic (valence electron count is 8 in both NCs) size-conversion occurs by a surface-motif-exchange-induced symmetry-breaking core structure transformation mechanism, surfacing as a definitive reaction of [Au23 (SR)16 ]-  + 2 [Au2 (SR)3 ]- → [Au25 (SR)18 ]-  + 2 [Au(SR)2 ]- ...
May 17, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773174/in-vivo-bio-distribution-clearance-and-toxicity-assessment-of-biogenic-silver-and-gold-nanoparticles-synthesized-from-abutilon-indicum-in-wistar-rats
#18
Rani Mata, Jayachandra Reddy Nakkala, Varshney Khub Chandra, Kumar Raja, Sudha Rani Sadras
This study reports the bio-distribution and clearance of Abutilon indicum silver and gold nanoparticles (AIAgNPs and AIAuNPs) in Wistar rats. Rats in different groups were orally administered with 5 and 10 mg/Kg BW of AIAgNPs and AIAuNPs (size 1-25 nm) for 28 days and few were maintained until 58 days of washout period. Serum biochemical parameters were not changed significantly at both doses of AIAuNPs and at lower concentration of AIAgNPs. But, with 10 mg/Kg BW of AIAgNPs rats showed elevated levels of AST, ALP and ALT on day 29, however, these levels were restored to normal after washout period...
July 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772659/thermoelectric-array-sensors-with-selective-combustion-catalysts-for-breath-gas-monitoring
#19
Woosuck Shin, Tomoyo Goto, Daisuke Nagai, Toshio Itoh, Akihiro Tsuruta, Takafumi Akamatsu, Kazuo Sato
Inflammable breath gases such as H₂ and CH₄ are used as bio markers for monitoring the condition of the colon. However, their typical concentrations of below 100 ppm pose sensitivity and selectivity challenges to current gas sensing systems without the use of chromatography. We fabricated a compact, gas-selective thermoelectric array sensor (TAS) that uses micro-machined sensor devices with three different combustion catalysts to detect gases such as H₂, CO, and CH₄ in breath. Using Pt/Pt-W thin-film micro-heater meanders, Pd/Al₂O₃, Pt,Pd,Au/Co₃O₄, and Pt/Al₂O₃ catalysts were heated to 320, 200, and 125 °C, respectively, and the gas sensing performances of the TAS for each gas and for a model breath gas mixture of 100 ppm H₂, 25 ppm CO, 50 ppm CH₄, and 199 ppm CO₂ in air were investigated...
May 16, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771791/a-successful-model-of-expedited-antiretroviral-therapy-for-clinically-stable-patients-living-with-hiv-in-haiti
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Colette Guiteau Moise, Vanessa R Rivera, Kelly A Hennessey, Clovy Bellot, Chris Nicholas, Anna P Fang, Rose Irène Verdier, Patrice Severe, Alix Sainvil, Benedict Charles, Derothy Dorval, Juseline St Amour, Jean W Pape, Serena P Koenig
BACKGROUND: Recommendations for universal antiretroviral therapy (ART) have greatly increased the number of HIV-infected patients who qualify for treatment, particularly with early clinical disease. Less intensive models of care are needed for clinically stable patients. SETTING: A Rapid Pathway (RP) model of expedited outpatient care for clinically stable patients was implemented at the Haitian Group for the Study of Kaposi's Sarcoma and Opportunistic Infections (GHESKIO) Center, Port-au-Prince, Haiti...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
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