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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816036/surface-interface-carrier-transport-modulation-for-constructing-photon-alternative-ultraviolet-detectors-based-on-self-bending-assembled-zno-nanowires
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Zhen Guo, Lianqun Zhou, Yuguo Tang, Lin Li, Zhiqi Zhang, Hongbo Yang, Hanbin Ma, Arokia Nathan, Dongxu Zhao
Surface/interface charge carrier generation, diffusion and recombination/transport modulation are especially important in the construction of photodetectors with high-efficiency in the field of nanoscience. In the paper, a kind of ultraviolet (UV) detector is designed based on ZnO nanostructures considering photon-trapping, surface plasmonic resonance (SPR), piezophototronic effect, interface carrier trapping/transport control and collection. Through carefully optimized surface/interface carrier transport modulation, the designed device with detectivity as high as of 1...
August 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815763/does-low-energy-collision-induced-dissociation-of-lithiated-and-sodiated-carbohydrates-always-occur-at-anomeric-carbon-of-reducing-end
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Shang-Ting Tsai, Jien-Lian Chen, Chi-Kung Ni
RATIONALE: Collision-induced dissociation (CID) tandem mass spectrometry is one of the major methods in the structural determination of carbohydrates. Previous experimental studies and theoretical investigation of lithiated and sodiated underivatized carbohydrates seem to indicate that dehydration reaction and cross ring dissociation of low-energy CID mainly occur at the anomeric carbon of reducing end. However, these studies only investigated few carbohydrates. METHODS: ESI-MS/MS spectra of [M+Li](+) and [M+Na](+) ions of several (18) O1-labeled monosaccharides and disaccharides at O1 of reducing end were studied using linear ion trap mass spectrometer...
August 16, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815723/rapid-automatic-creation-of-monodisperse-emulsion-droplets-by-microfluidic-device-with-degassed-pdms-slab-as-a-detachable-suction-actuator
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Yuki Murata, Yuta Nakashoji, Masaki Kondo, Yugo Tanaka, Masahiko Hashimoto
We previously developed a technique that enabled automatic creation of monodisperse water-in-oil droplets with the use of an air-evacuated PDMS microfluidic device. Although the device generated droplets over a long-time period, the production rate was slow (∼10 droplets per second). In the current study, we aimed to improve this rate, using the same fluid pumping principle described in our previous work, by remodeling our device configuration. To achieve this aim, we developed a new device with a much larger PDMS surface area-to-volume ratio within the air-trapping void space (178 cm(-1) ), than that of our earlier device (5...
August 16, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814783/mycoplasma-pneumoniae-associated-bronchiolitis-obliterans-following-acute-bronchiolitis
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Chengsong Zhao, Jinrong Liu, Haiming Yang, Li Xiang, Shunying Zhao
The characteristics of Mycoplasma pneumonia (M. pneumoniae)-associated bronchiolitis obliterans (BO) are not well known. We retrospectively reviewed 17 patients with M. pneumoniae-associated BO. All patients had M. pneumoniae-associated acute bronchiolitis prior to the development of BO. In the acute bronchiolitis stage, all patients had fever and cough; six patients also had wheezing and dyspnoea. BO was diagnosed approximately 1.5-8 months later based on clinical manifestations and chest high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) findings...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814530/a-high-fat-diet-decreases-bone-mass-in-growing-mice-with-systemic-chronic-inflammation-induced-by-low-dose-slow-release-lipopolysaccharide-pellets
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Jay J Cao, Brian R Gregoire, Chwan-Li Shen
Background: Chronic inflammation is associated with increased bone resorption and is linked to osteopenia, or low bone mass. Obesity is also associated with low-grade chronic upregulation of inflammatory cytokines.Objective: This study investigated the effect of high-fat (HF) diet-induced obesity on bone structure changes in growing mice with existing systemic chronic inflammation induced by low-dose, slow-release lipopolysaccharide (LPS).Methods: Forty-eight 6-wk-old female C57BL/6 mice were randomly assigned to 4 treatment groups (n = 12/group) in a 2 × 2 factorial design-control (placebo) or LPS treatment (1...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814141/effects-of-calcitonin-on-orthodontic-tooth-movement-and-associated-root-resorption-in-rats
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Ling Guan, Suai Lin, Weijun Yan, Lei Chen, Xiaofeng Wang
OBJECTIVES: Our main aim was to evaluate the effects of calcitonin (CT) on orthodontic tooth movement (OTM) and orthodontic root resorption in a rat model. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eighty male Wistar rats were randomly divided into five groups. Rats in the negative control group were not given any appliances or injections. All the remaining rats were used to establish a model of OTM. The positive control group were then injected with normal saline, while rats in the three experimental groups were injected with 0...
August 17, 2017: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813621/improvement-of-an-in-vitro-model-to-assess-delivered-dose-and-particle-size-for-a-vibrating-mesh-nebulizer-during-mechanical-ventilation
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Nani Kadrichu, Derek Daniher
BACKGROUND: In an in vitro model of mechanical ventilation with gravity-dependent filter position we observed artificially high delivered doses resulting from liquid droplet collection and precipitation of aerosolized drug. We sequentially modified the model to obtain accurate reproducible measurements of delivered dose and particle size at endotracheal tube exit. METHODS: Stepwise changes in the model included (1) altering the endotracheal tube position to a gravity-independent position, (2) adding fluid traps, (3) humidifying air near the test lung, and (4) simplifying test lung and filters...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812879/germanium-and-tin-monoxides-trapped-by-oxophilic-germylene-and-stannylene-ligands
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Yunxia Gao, Ying Yang, Wenjun Zheng, Yuanyuan Su, Xiang Zhang, Herbert W Roesky
Germanium and tin monoxides (MO, M = Ge, Sn) were trapped by the 1,2,4-diazaphospholide-based germylene and stannylene M[3,5-tBu2dp]2 (M = Ge (2), Sn (3)), resulting in the Lewis acid-base adduct of composition M(μ-O)[M{η(1)(N)-(3,5-tBu2dp)}2]2 (M = Ge (4), Sn (5)). Compounds 4 and 5 were characterized by single-crystal X-ray structural analysis. The bonding features of 4 and 5 were supported by DFT calculations.
August 16, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812866/directly-coating-multifunctional-interlayer-on-the-cathode-via-electrospinning-for-advanced-lithium-sulfur-batteries
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Yueying Peng, Yiyong Zhang, Yunhui Wang, Xiu Shen, Feng Wang, He Li, Bing-Joe Hwang, Jinbao Zhao
Lithium sulfur battery is considered as a prospective candidate for high-energy-storage system as its high theoretical specific capacity and energy. However, the dissolution and shutter of polysulfides lead to low active material utilization and fast capacity fading. Electrospinning technology is employed to directly coat an interlayer composed of polyacrylonitrile (PAN) and nitrogen-doped carbon black (NC) fibers on the cathode. Benefited from electrospinning technology, the PAN-NC fibers possess good electrolyte infiltration for fast lithium-ion transport and great flexibility for adhering on the cathode...
August 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811780/role-of-vitamin-d-in-reducing-number-of-acute-exacerbations-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd-patients
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Dur Muhammad Khan, Aziz Ullah, Fawad Ahmad Randhawa, Somia Iqtadar, Nasir Farooq Butt, Khadija Waheed
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by chronic incompletely reversible poor airflow and air trapping and usually this debilitating disorder limits the outside activities of the patients depriving them of sunlight which is a rich source of Vitamin D. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of vitamin D supplementation in reducing number of acute exacerbation in COPD patients. METHODS: This randomized control trial was conducted at East Medical Ward Mayo Hospital Lahore from January to December 2015 as exacerbations of COPD are season dependent...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810872/-repel-all-biters-an-enhanced-collection-of-endophilic-anopheles-gambiae-and-anopheles-arabiensis-in-cdc-light-traps-from-the-kagera-region-of-tanzania-in-the-presence-of-a-combination-mosquito-net-impregnated-with-piperonyl-butoxide-and-permethrin
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Corey LeClair, Judith Cronery, Enock Kessy, Elsa V E Tomás, Yohannes Kulwa, Franklin W Mosha, Mark Rowland, Natacha Protopopoff, J Derek Charlwood
BACKGROUND: Mosquito nets containing synergists designed to overcome metabolic resistance mechanisms in vectors have been developed. These may enhance excitability in the mosquitoes and affect how they respond to CDC light-traps. Investigating the behaviour of vectors of disease in relation to novel mosquito nets is, therefore, essential for the design of sampling and surveillance systems. METHODS: In an initial experiment in Muleba, Tanzania, nine bedrooms from three housing clusters were sampled...
August 15, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810860/tartrate-resistant-acid-phosphate-as-biomarker-of-bone-turnover-over-the-lifespan-and-different-physiologic-stages-in-sheep
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José A Camassa, Camila C Diogo, João P A Bordelo, Marília de A Bonelli, Carlos A Viegas, Jorge T Azevedo, Nuno Dourado, Isabel R Dias
BACKGROUND: Currently, the best resources for assessment of bone tissue using imaging techniques are expensive and available in few medical facilities, thus serum or urinary bone turnover biomarkers could be useful as early indicators of prognosis. However, there is a wide range of variability in bone turnover markers due to several factors, such as different ages and metabolic stages, thus it is important to have as much data published on the subject as possible. The aim of this study was therefore to generate a reference range for alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP) and validate the already published data...
August 15, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810208/tungsten-doped-tio2-reduced-graphene-oxide-nano-composite-photocatalyst-for-degradation-of-phenol-a-system-to-reduce-surface%C3%A2-and-bulk-electron-hole-recombination
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Manisha Yadav, Asha Yadav, Rohan Fernandes, Yaksh Popat, Michele Orlandi, Alpa Dashora, D C Kothari, Antonio Miotello, B L Ahuja, Nainesh Patel
Recombination of photogenerated charges is the main factor affecting the photocatalytic activity of TiO2. Here, we report a combined strategy of suppressing both the bulk as well as the surface recombination processes by doping TiO2 with tungsten and forming a nanocomposite with reduced graphene oxide (rGO), respectively. Sol-gel method was used to dope and optimize the concentration of W in TiO2 powder. UV-Vis, XPS, PL and time resolved PL spectra along with DFT calculations indicate that W(6+) in TiO2 lattice creates an impurity level just below the conduction band of TiO2 to act as a trapping site of electrons, which causes to improve the lifetime of the photo-generated charges...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809758/optimizing-timing-performance-of-cdte-detectors-for-pet
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Mohammad Nakhostin
Despite several attractive properties, the poor timing performance of compound semiconductor detectors such as CdTe and CdZnTe has hindered their use in commercial PET imaging systems. The standard method of pulse timing with such detectors is to employ a constant-fraction discriminator (CFD) at the output of a timing filter which is fed by the pulses from a charge-sensitive preamplifier. The method has led to a time resolution of about 10 ns at full-width at half-maximum (FWHM) with 1 mm thick CdTe detectors...
August 15, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809532/transient-and-local-expression-of-chemokine-and-immune-checkpoint-traps-to-treat-pancreatic-cancer
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Lei Miao, Jingjing Li, Qi Liu, Richard Feng, Manisit Das, C Michael Lin, Tyler J Goodwin, Oleksandra Dorosheva, Rihe Liu, Leaf Huang
Pancreatic tumor is known to be resistant to immunotherapy due to the extensive immune suppressive tumor microenvironment (TME). We hypothesized that CXCL12 and PD-L1 are two key molecules controlling the immunosuppressive TME. Fusion proteins, called traps, designed to bind with these two molecules with high affinity (Kd = 4.1 nM and 0.22 nM, respectively) were manufactured and tested for specific binding with the targets. Plasmid DNA encoding for each trap was formulated in nanoparticles and injected IV to mice bearing orthotopic pancreatic cancer...
August 15, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809469/electrostatic-polysulfides-confinement-to-inhibit-redox-shuttle-process-in-the-lithium-sulfur-batteries
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Min Ling, Wenjun Yan, Ayako Kawase, Hui Zhao, Yanbao Fu, Vincent S Battaglia, Gao Liu
Cationic polymer can capture polysulfide ions and inhibit polysulfide shuttle effect in lithium sulfur (Li-S) rechargeable batteries, enhancing the Li-S battery cycling performance. The cationic poly[bis(2-chloroethyl) ether-alt-1,3-bis[3-(dimethylamino) propyl]urea] quaternized (PQ) with a high density quaternary ammonium cations can trap the lithium polysulfide through the electrostatic attraction between positively charged quaternary ammonium (R4N+) and negatively charged polysulfide (Sx2-). PQ binder based sulfur electrodes deliver much higher capacity and provide better stability than traditional polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) binder based electrodes in Li-S cells...
August 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809421/-reactive-nano-complex-coated-medical-cotton-a-facile-avenue-for-tailored-release-of-small-molecules
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Adil Majeed Rather, Sulendar Mahato, Kousik Maji, Neeha Gogoi, Uttam Manna
Controlled and sustained release of drug-like small molecules in an aqueous medium still remains a challenging problem due to rapid infiltration of liquid water in most reported drug release systems. However, internal-superhydrophobicity with an antifouling property extending beyond the surface of a material recently has been recognized as a potential avenue for sustained and extended release of drug-like small molecules. Sluggish removal of metastable trapped air in a superhyrophobic material provides a basis to achieve extended release of encapsulated small molecules...
August 15, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808998/microfluidics-mass-spectrometry-of-protein-carbohydrate-interactions-applications-to-the-development-of-therapeutics-and-biomarker-discovery
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Alina D Zamfir
The functional interactions of carbohydrates and their protein receptors are the basis of biological events critical to the evolution of pathological states. Hence, for the past years, such interactions have become the focus of research for the development of therapeutics and discovery of novel glycan biomarkers based on their binding affinity. Due to the high sensitivity, throughput, reproducibility, and capability to ionize minor species in heterogeneous mixtures, microfluidics-mass spectrometry (MS) has recently emerged as a method of choice in protein-glycan interactomics...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807983/cancer-associated-pathways-and-biomarkers-of-venous-thrombosis
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Yohei Hisada, Nigel Mackman
Cancer patients have an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). In this review, we will summarize common and cancer type-specific pathways of VTE in cancer patients. Increased levels of leukocytes, platelets and tissue factor-positive (TF+) microvesicles are all potential factors that alone or in combination increase cancer-associated thrombosis. Lung and colorectal cancer patients often exhibit leukocytosis. Neutrophils could increase VTE in cancer patients by releasing neutrophil extracellular traps whereas monocytes may express TF...
August 14, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807800/the-synergistic-effects-of-sr-and-si-bioactive-ions-on-osteogenesis-osteoclastogenesis-and-angiogenesis-for-osteoporotic-bone-regeneration
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Lixia Mao, Lunguo Xia, Jiang Chang, Jiaqiang Liu, Lingyong Jiang, Chengtie Wu, Bing Fang
Bioactive ions released from bioceramics play important roles in bone regeneration; however, it is unclear how each ionic composition in complex bioceramics exerts its specific effect on bone regeneration. The aim of this study is to elucidate the functional effects of Sr and Si ions in bioceramics on the regeneration of osteoporotic bone. A model bioceramic with Sr- and Si-containing components (SMS) was successfully fabricated and the effects of ionic products from SMS bioceramics on the osteogenic, osteoclastic and angiogenic differentiation of rBMSCs-OVX and RANKL-induced osteoclasts were investigated...
August 11, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
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