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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906327/optical-force-enhancement-and-annular-trapping-by-plasmonic-toroidal-resonance-in-a-double-disk-metastructure
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Ren-Chao Jin, Jie Li, Ying-Hua Wang, Ming-Jie Zhu, Jia-Qi Li, Zheng-Gao Dong
Optical forces can be enhanced by surface plasmon resonances with various interesting characteristics. Here, we numerically calculated the optical forces enhanced by a new kind of toroidal dipolar resonance in a double-disk metastructure. The results show that this kind of optical force is competitive with ordinary plasmonic forces and typically can reach-182.5pNμm<sup>2</sup>mW<sup>-1</sup>. Influences of geometric parameters are discussed for the enhancement characteristic of optical force...
November 28, 2016: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905816/cementocyte-cell-death-occurs-in-rat-cellular-cementum-during-orthodontic-tooth-movement
#2
Humihiro Matsuzawa, Naoko Toriya, Yuya Nakao, Moe Konno-Nagasaka, Toshiya Arakawa, Miki Okayama, Itaru Mizoguchi
OBJECTIVE: To clarify the mechanism of root resorption during orthodontic treatment, we examined cementocyte cell death and root resorption in the cellular cementum on the pressure side during experimental tooth movement. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using 8-week-old male Wistar rats, the right first molar was pushed mesiobuccally with a force of 40 g by a Ni-Ti alloy wire while the contralateral first molar was used as a control. Localization and number of cleaved caspase-3-positive and single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) - positive cells were evaluated using dual-label immunohistochemistry with anticleaved caspase-3 and anti-ssDNA antibodies...
December 1, 2016: Angle Orthodontist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904980/a-resolved-two-way-coupled-cfd-6-dof-approach-for-predicting-embolus-transport-and-the-embolus-trapping-efficiency-of-ivc-filters
#3
Kenneth I Aycock, Robert L Campbell, Keefe B Manning, Brent A Craven
Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are medical devices designed to provide a mechanical barrier to the passage of emboli from the deep veins of the legs to the heart and lungs. Despite decades of development and clinical use, IVC filters still fail to prevent the passage of all hazardous emboli. The objective of this study is to (1) develop a resolved two-way computational model of embolus transport, (2) provide verification and validation evidence for the model, and (3) demonstrate the ability of the model to predict the embolus-trapping efficiency of an IVC filter...
November 30, 2016: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904047/protective-effect-of-deer-bone-oil-on-cartilage-destruction-in-rats-with-monosodium-iodoacetate-mia-induced-osteoarthritis
#4
Hyeon-Son Choi, Suji Im, Je Won Park, Hyung Joo Suh
The anti-osteoarthritic activity of the methanol fraction of deer bone oil extract (DBO-M) was evaluated in interleukin (IL)-1β-inflamed primary rabbit chondrocytes and in rats with monosodium iodoacetate (MIA)-induced osteoarthritis. The active compound in DBO-M was analyzed using a direct infusion liquid chromatography quadrupole (LCQ) ion-trap electrospray ionization (ESI)-mass spectrometer (MS). DBO-M significantly suppressed the IL-1β-induced sulfated-glycosaminoglycan (s-GAG) release from chondrocyte, and lowered mRNA levels of the collagen-degrading enzymes matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-1 and MMP-3 in a dose-dependent manner...
2016: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902733/single-camera-trap-survey-designs-miss-detections-impacts-on-estimates-of-occupancy-and-community-metrics
#5
Brent S Pease, Clayton K Nielsen, Eric J Holzmueller
The use of camera traps as a tool for studying wildlife populations is commonplace. However, few have considered how the number of detections of wildlife differ depending upon the number of camera traps placed at cameras-sites, and how this impacts estimates of occupancy and community composition. During December 2015-February 2016, we deployed four camera traps per camera-site, separated into treatment groups of one, two, and four camera traps, in southern Illinois to compare whether estimates of wildlife community metrics and occupancy probabilities differed among survey methods...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901210/effects-of-alveolar-bone-displacement-with-segmental-osteotomy-micro-ct-and-histomorphometric-analysis-in-rats
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Taegun Kim, Won Lee, Sang-Ho Baek, Sungwoon Pyo, Yoon-Ah Kook, Mohamed Bayome, Insoo Kim
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of segmental osteotomy on the blood vessels and osteoclasts in rats using micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) and histomorphometric analysis. After segmental osteotomy was performed around the maxillary first molars of 36 male Sprague-Dawley rats (n = 72), the samples were divided into a control group (no displacement), 0.5 D group (0.5 mm buccal displacement) and 1.0 D group (1.0 mm buccal displacement) (n = 24/group). At 1, 2, 4 and 8 weeks after surgery, changes in the blood vessel volume were investigated using micro-CT with perfusion of radiopaque silicone rubber...
November 28, 2016: Brazilian Oral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900859/metal-ion-hydrocarbon-bidentate-bonding-in-alkyl-acetates-methyl-alkanoates-alcohols-and-1-alkenes-a-comparative-study
#7
Peter C Burgers, John L Holmes, Johan K Terlouwc
The relative affinity of the monovalent metal ions Li(+), Na(+), Cu(+) and Ag(+) towards a series of aliphatic alkyl acetates and some selected 1-alkenes (P) was examined using the kinetic method. A detailed analysis of the dissociation characteristics of a series of mixed metal-bound dimer ions of the type P1-M(+)-P2 and the evaluated proton affinities (PAs) of the monomers shows that the affinity of the cation towards long-chain alkyl acetates and alkenes (having a chain length ≤ C4) is markedly enhanced...
2016: European Journal of Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900815/selective-3-1-fragmentations-of-p4-by-p-transfer-from-a-lewis-acid-stabilized-rp4-butterfly-anion
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Jaap E Borger, Andreas W Ehlers, Martin Lutz, J Chris Slootweg, Koop Lammertsma
Two [3+1] fragmentations of the Lewis acid stabilized bicyclo[1.1.0]tetraphosphabutanide Li[Mes*P4 ⋅ BPh3 ] (Mes*=2,4,6-tBu3 C6 H2 ) are reported. The reactions proceed by extrusion of a P1 fragment, induced by either an imidazolium salt or phenylisocyanate, with release of the transient triphosphirene Mes*P3 , which was isolated as a dimer and trapped by 1,3-cyclohexadiene as a Diels-Alder adduct. DFT quantum chemical computations were used to delineate the reaction mechanisms. These unprecedented pathways grant access to both P1 - and P3 -containing organophosphorus compounds in two simple steps from white phosphorus...
November 30, 2016: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900298/surgical-time-for-graft-preparation-using-different-suture-techniques
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Lawrence Camarda, Sebastian Giambartino, Michele Lauria, Michele Saporito, Vito Triolo, Michele D'Arienzo
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the present study was to compare the operative time for graft preparation using different techniques for graft suturing. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Flexor profundus tendons were harvested from fresh pig hind-leg trotters. Three different suture techniques were investigated: the Krackow stitch (K), the Whipstitch (W), and the Modified Finger-Trap suture (MFT). Tendons were sutured starting at 10 mm from the distal free end of the tendon. The suture configurations of the Krackow stitch and Whipstitch were completed with five suture throws...
April 2016: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899131/support-for-targeted-sampling-of-red-fox-vulpes-vulpes-feces-in-sweden-a-method-to-improve-the-probability-of-finding-echinococcus-multilocularis
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Andrea L Miller, Gert E Olsson, Sofia Sollenberg, Moa Skarin, Helene Wahlström, Johan Höglund
BACKGROUND: Localized concentrations of Echinococcus multilocularis eggs from feces of infected red fox (Vulpes vulpes) can create areas of higher transmission risk for rodent hosts and possibly also for humans; therefore, identification of these areas is important. However, in a low prevalence environment, such as Sweden, these areas could be easily overlooked. As part of a project investigating the role of different rodents in the epidemiology of E. multilocularis in Sweden, fox feces were collected seasonally from rodent trapping sites in two regions with known parasite status and in two regions with unknown parasite status, 2013-2015...
November 29, 2016: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898894/impact-of-sow-prepartum-behavior-on-maternal-behavior-piglet-body-weight-gain-and-mortality-in-farrowing-pens-and-crates
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G Illmann, H Chaloupková, M Melišová
In the 24-h period prior to parturition, sows are active and motivated to perform nest-building behavior. The aim of this study was to investigate whether prepartum activity (nesting and postural changes) could predict maternal behavior 24 h postpartum, piglet mortality, and BW gain 24 h postpartum in farrowing pens and crates. Sows were randomly moved either to a farrowing pen ( = 20) or a farrowing crate ( = 18). Prepartum nest-building behavior (PRE-nesting) and prepartum postural changes (prepartum postural changes) were analyzed 24 h before the birth of the first piglet (BFP) and were divided into twelve 2-h intervals...
September 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898716/potential-use-of-best%C3%A2-sediment-trap-in-splash-saltation-transport-process-by-simultaneous-wind-and-rain-tests
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Mustafa Basaran, Oguzhan Uzun, Wim Cornelis, Donald Gabriels, Gunay Erpul
The research on wind-driven rain (WDR) transport process of the splash-saltation has increased over the last twenty years as wind tunnel experimental studies provide new insights into the mechanisms of simultaneous wind and rain (WDR) transport. The present study was conducted to investigate the efficiency of the BEST® sediment traps in catching the sand particles transported through the splash-saltation process under WDR conditions. Experiments were conducted in a wind tunnel rainfall simulator facility with water sprayed through sprinkler nozzles and free-flowing wind at different velocities to simulate the WDR conditions...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898001/potential-for-using-acetic-acid-plus-pear-ester-combination-lures-to-monitor-codling-moth-in-an-sit-program
#13
Gary J R Judd
Studies were conducted in commercial apple orchards in British Columbia, Canada, to determine whether lures combining ethyl-(E,Z)-2,4-decadienoate, pear ester (PE), with either acetic acid (AA) or sex pheromone, (E,E)-8,10-dodecadien-1-ol (codlemone), might improve monitoring of codling moth, Cydia pomonella (L.), in an area-wide programme integrating sterile insect technology (SIT) and mating disruption (MD). Catches of sterile and wild codling moths were compared in apple orchards receiving weekly delivery of sterile moths (1:1 sex ratio) using white delta traps baited with either AA or PE alone, and in combination...
November 25, 2016: Insects
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897347/detecting-100-fw-cm-2-light-with-trapped-electron-gated-organic-phototransistors
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Yang Zhang, Yongbo Yuan, Jinsong Huang
Ultraweak light detection with solid-state and cooling-free photodetectors is important for both fundamental research and practical applications. A general phototransistor architecture for detecting ultraviolet-visible light down to 100 fW cm(-2) at room temperature is demonstrated. The exceptional sensitivity stems from an amplification process triggered by incident light. A responsivity of ≈10(7) A W(-1) is achieved.
November 29, 2016: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897090/the-effect-of-commercial-conjugated-linoleic-acid-products-on-experimental-periodontitis-and-diabetes-mellitus-in-wistar-rats
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Hatice Balci Yuce, Nihat Akbulut, Seda Ocakli, Omer Kayir, Mahfuz Elmastas
OBJECTIVE: The aim of present study was to determine the effects of conjugated linoleic acid enriched milk on alveolar bone loss, hyperglycaemia, oxidative stress and apoptosis in ligature-induced periodontal disease in diabetic rat model. METHODS: Wistar rats were divided into six experimental groups: 1; non-ligated (NL, n = 6) group, 2; ligature only (LO, n = 6) group, 3; streptozotocin only (STZ, n = 8) group, 4; STZ and ligature (STZ + L, n = 8) group, 5; ligature and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) (L + CLA, n = 8) group, 6; STZ, ligature and CLA group (STZ + L + CLA, n = 8) group...
November 29, 2016: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896555/methyl-jasmonate-induced-monoterpenes-in-scots-pine-and-norway-spruce-tissues-affect-pine-weevil-orientation
#16
Lina Lundborg, Göran Nordlander, Niklas Björklund, Henrik Nordenhem, Anna-Karin Borg-Karlson
In large parts of Europe, insecticide-free measures for protecting conifer plants are desired to suppress damage by the pine weevil Hylobius abietis (L.). Treatment with methyl jasmonate (MeJA), a chemical elicitor already used in crop production, may enhance expression of chemical defenses in seedlings in conifer regenerations. However, in a previous experiment, MeJA treatment resulted in substantially better field protection for Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) than for Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Chemical Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896554/emission-of-volatile-compounds-from-apple-plants-infested-with-pandemis-heparana-larvae-antennal-response-of-conspecific-adults-and-preliminary-field-trial
#17
Valentino Giacomuzzi, Luca Cappellin, Iuliia Khomenko, Franco Biasioli, Stefan Schütz, Marco Tasin, Alan L Knight, Sergio Angeli
This study investigated the volatile emission from apple (Malus x domestica Borkh., cv. Golden Delicious) foliage that was either intact, mechanically-damaged, or exposed to larval feeding by Pandemis heparana (Denis and Schiffermüller) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Volatiles were collected by closed-loop-stripping-analysis and characterized by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry in three time periods: after 1 h and again 24 and 48 h later. Volatiles for all treatments also were monitored continuously over a 72-h period by the use of proton transfer reaction - time of flight-mass spectrometry (PTR-ToF-MS)...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Chemical Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896363/oxygen-ultra-fine-bubbles-water-administration-prevents-bone-loss-of-glucocorticoid-induced-osteoporosis-in-mice-by-suppressing-osteoclast-differentiation
#18
T Noguchi, K Ebina, M Hirao, T Morimoto, K Koizumi, K Kitaguchi, H Matsuoka, T Iwahashi, H Yoshikawa
: Oxygen ultra-fine bubbles (OUB) saline injection prevents bone loss of glucocorti\coid-induced osteoporosis in mice, and OUB inhibit osteoclastogenesis via RANK-TRAF6-c-Fos-NFATc1 signaling and RANK-p38 MAPK signaling in vitro. INTRODUCTION: Ultra-fine bubbles (<200 nm in diameter) have several unique properties, and they are tested in various medical fields. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of oxygen ultra-fine bubbles (OUB) on glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (GIO) model mice...
November 28, 2016: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893758/multiple-browsers-structure-tree-recruitment-in-logged-temperate-forests
#19
Edward K Faison, Stephen DeStefano, David R Foster, Joshua M Rapp, Justin A Compton
Historical extirpations have resulted in depauperate large herbivore assemblages in many northern forests. In eastern North America, most forests are inhabited by a single wild ungulate species, white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), and relationships between deer densities and impacts on forest regeneration are correspondingly well documented. Recent recolonizations by moose (Alces americanus) in northeastern regions complicate established deer density thresholds and predictions of browsing impacts on forest dynamics because size and foraging differences between the two animals suggest a lack of functional redundancy...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890967/airborne-pollen-and-fungal-spores-in-garki-abuja-north-central-nigeria
#20
Dimphna Nneka Ezike, Catherine V Nnamani, Oluwatoyin T Ogundipe, Olushola H Adekanmbi
The ambient atmosphere is dominated with pollen and spores, which trigger allergic reactions and diseases and impact negatively on human health. A survey of pollen and fungal spores constituents of the atmosphere of Garki, Abuja (North-Central Nigeria) was carried out for 1 year (June 1, 2011-May 31, 2012). The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence and abundance of pollen and fungal spores in the atmosphere and their relationship with meteorological parameters. Airborne samples were trapped using modified Tauber-like pollen trap, and the recipient solutions were subjected to acetolysis...
2016: Aerobiologia
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