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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432507/study-of-the-potential-of-barnyard-grass-for-the-remediation-of-cd-and-pb-contaminated-soil
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Jianling Xu, Qiongyao Cai, Hanxi Wang, Xuejun Liu, Jing Lv, Difu Yao, Yue Lu, Wei Li, Yuanyuan Liu
In this study, the microwave digestion method was used to determine total cadmium (Cd) and lead (Pb) concentrations, the BCR method was used to determine different states of Cd and Pb, and atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) and inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) were used to determine Cd and Pb concentrations in simulated soil and barnyard grass before and after planting barnyard grass to provide a theoretical basis for the remediation of Cd- and Pb-contaminated soil. The results showed that the bioconcentration factor changes with different Cd concentrations are relatively complex and that the removal rate increases regularly...
May 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432331/nontrivial-nonradiating-all-dielectric-anapole
#2
Nikita A Nemkov, Ivan V Stenishchev, Alexey A Basharin
Dynamic anapole is a promising element for future nonradiating devices, such as cloaked sources and sensors, quantum emitters, and especially the sources for observing dynamic Aharonov-Bohm effect. However, the anapole response can be damped by the Joule losses. In this paper we theoretically propose and experimentally demonstrate a novel type of active all-dielectric source, which is in some sense, realizes the elementary anapole of Afanasiev, and study its radiative/nonradiative regimes in the microwave range...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431461/impact-of-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-on-vocal-fold-fibroblasts-cell-behavior-and-cellular-iron-kinetics
#3
Marina Pöttler, Anna Fliedner, Eveline Schreiber, Christina Janko, Ralf Philipp Friedrich, Christopher Bohr, Michael Döllinger, Christoph Alexiou, Stephan Dürr
PURPOSE: The voice is the most important instrument of communication. Tissue defects in the vocal fold (VF) area lead to serious reduction in quality of life, but thus far, no satisfactory VF implant exists. Therefore, we aim to establish a functional VF implant in a rabbit model by magnetic tissue engineering (MTE) using superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPION). Hence, iron quantification over time as well as cell behavior studies upon SPION treatment are of great importance...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431194/closed-form-equation-to-estimate-the-dielectric-properties-of-biological-tissues-as-a-function-of-age
#4
Beadaa Mohammed, Konstanty Bialkowski, Amin Abbosh, Paul C Mills, Andrew P Bradley
Developing microwave systems for biomedical applications requires accurate dielectric properties of biological tissues for reliable modeling before prototyping and subject testing. Dielectric properties of tissues decrease with age due to the change in their water content, but there are no detailed age-dependent data, especially for young tissue-like newborns, in the literature. In this article, an age-dependent formula to predict the dielectric properties of biological tissues was derived. In the proposed method, the variation of water concentration in each type of tissue as a function of age was used to calculate its relative permittivity and conductivity...
April 21, 2017: Bioelectromagnetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430634/outcomes-of-microwave-ablation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-adjacent-to-large-vessels-a-propensity-score-analysis
#5
Jian-Ping Dou, Jie Yu, Xiao-Huan Yang, Zhi-Gang Cheng, Zhi-Yu Han, Fang-Yi Liu, Xiao-Ling Yu, Ping Liang
The aim of this study was to retrospectively compare the long-term efficacy of MW ablation as a curative therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma(HCC) adjacent to large vessels(≥3 mm) with that in safe location. Between 2010 and 2016, 406 patients diagnosed with early-stage HCC at Chinese PLA general hospital were enrolled. One-to-one matched pairs between the vessel group and the safe group were generated using propensity score matching. The associations of treatment strategy with overall survival and local tumor progression were determined by Cox regression...
February 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430516/strong-constraints-on-self-interacting-dark-matter-with-light-mediators
#6
Torsten Bringmann, Felix Kahlhoefer, Kai Schmidt-Hoberg, Parampreet Walia
Coupling dark matter to light new particles is an attractive way to combine thermal production with strong velocity-dependent self-interactions. Here we point out that in such models the dark matter annihilation rate is generically enhanced by the Sommerfeld effect, and we derive the resulting constraints from the cosmic microwave background and other indirect detection probes. For the frequently studied case of s-wave annihilation, these constraints exclude the entire parameter space where the self-interactions are large enough to address the small-scale problems of structure formation...
April 7, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430480/superconducting-grid-bus-surface-code-architecture-for-hole-spin-qubits
#7
Simon E Nigg, Andreas Fuhrer, Daniel Loss
We present a scalable hybrid architecture for the 2D surface code combining superconducting resonators and hole-spin qubits in nanowires with tunable direct Rashba spin-orbit coupling. The backbone of this architecture is a square lattice of capacitively coupled coplanar waveguide resonators each of which hosts a nanowire hole-spin qubit. Both the frequency of the qubits and their coupling to the microwave field are tunable by a static electric field applied via the resonator center pin. In the dispersive regime, an entangling two-qubit gate can be realized via a third order process, whereby a virtual photon in one resonator is created by a first qubit, coherently transferred to a neighboring resonator, and absorbed by a second qubit in that resonator...
April 7, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430462/fuzzy-dark-matter-from-infrared-confining-dynamics
#8
Hooman Davoudiasl, Christopher W Murphy
A very light boson of mass O(10^{-22})  eV may potentially be a viable dark matter (DM) candidate, which can avoid phenomenological problems associated with cold DM. Such "fuzzy DM (FDM)" may naturally be an axion with a decay constant f_{a}∼10^{16}-10^{18}  GeV and a mass m_{a}∼μ^{2}/f_{a} with μ∼10^{2}  eV. Here, we propose a concrete model, where μ arises as a dynamical scale from infrared confining dynamics, analogous to QCD. Our model is an alternative to the usual approach of generating μ through string theoretic instanton effects...
April 7, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429936/electron-decoupling-with-dynamic-nuclear-polarization-in-rotating-solids
#9
Edward P Saliba, Erika L Sesti, Faith J Scott, Brice J Albert, Eric J Choi, Nicholas Alaniva, Chukun Gao, Alexander B Barnes
Dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) can enhance NMR sensitivity by orders of magnitude by transferring spin polarization from electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) to NMR. However, paramagnetic DNP polarizing agents can have deleterious effects on NMR signals. Electron spin decoupling can mitigate these paramagnetic relaxation effects. We demonstrate electron decoupling experiments in conjunction with DNP and magic angle spinning (MAS) NMR spectroscopy. Following a DNP and spin diffusion period, the microwave irradiation frequency is quickly tuned on-resonance with electrons on the DNP polarizing agent...
April 21, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429681/microwave-diathermy-in-physiotherapy-units-a-survey-on-spatial-and-time-heterogeneity-of-electromagnetic-field
#10
Andreas Andrikopoulos, Adam Adamopoulos, Ioannis Seimenis, Constantinos Miltiadis Koutsojannis
Microwave diathermy (MWD) is a therapeutic system that is in use for some decades now in all physiotherapy settings, according to national facility establishment regulations. Diathermy devices probably lack validity, as working time passes, introducing the need of control/reset of the device by qualified personnel, in order to maintain its effectiveness in sessions and accurately deliver the energy output the physiotherapist asks for. However, while in the field of physical therapy MWD has been a vital part for practicing the profession of physiotherapist, there is not a clear evidence of health burden due to incorrect usability...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427808/rapid-microwave-accelerated-synthesis-and-anti-osteoporosis-activities-evaluation-of-morusin-scaffolds-and-morusignin-l-scaffolds
#11
Bing Lin, Jun-Fei Huang, Xiong-Wei Liu, Xi-Tao Ma, Xiong-Li Liu, Yi Lu, Ying Zhou, Feng-Min Guo, Ting-Ting Feng
Described herein is a facile and efficient methodology toward the synthesis of Morusin scaffolds and Morusignin L scaffolds 4-9 and 12via a novel three-step approach (Michael addition or prenylation, cyclization and cyclization) and use a rapid, microwave-accelerated cyclization as the key step. Furthermore, their biological activities have been preliminarily demonstrated by in vitro evaluation for anti-osteoporosis activity. These Morusin, Morusignin L and newly synthesized compounds 5b, 6a, 8e, 8f greatly exhibited the highest potency, especially at the 10(-5)mol/L (P<0...
April 9, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425055/what-are-the-oncologic-and-functional-outcomes-after-joint-salvage-resections-for-juxtaarticular-osteosarcoma-about-the-knee
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Jing Li, Zhen Wang, Chuanlei Ji, Guojing Chen, Dong Liu, Haodong Zhu
BACKGROUND: Joint salvage surgery for patients with juxtaarticular osteosarcoma remains challenging, especially when the tumor invades the epiphysis. Because patients are surviving longer with current chemotherapy regimens, it is advantageous to retain native joints if possible, especially in young patients. However, the results using joint-preserving tumor resections in this context have not been well characterized. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) What are the functional outcomes after limb salvage surgery at a minimum of 3 years? (2) What are the oncologic outcomes? (3) Is joint salvage surgery for epiphyseal tumors associated with an increased risk of local recurrence compared with metaphyseal tumors not invading the epiphysis? (4) What are the complications associated with joint salvage surgery? METHODS: Between 2004 and 2013, we treated 117 patients with juxtaarticular osteosarcoma; of those, 43 (38%) were treated with joint salvage surgery, and 41 (95%) of the 43 patients are included in our study...
April 19, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424910/erratum-to-laparoscopic-image-based-navigation-for-microwave-ablation-of-liver-tumors-a-multi-center-study
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Pascale Tinguely, Matteo Fusaglia, Jacob Freedman, Vanessa Banz, Stefan Weber, Daniel Candinas, Henrik Nilsson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 19, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423892/o2-plasma-etching-and-anti-static-gun-surface-modifications-for-cnt-yarn-microelectrode-improve-sensitivity-and-anti-fouling-properties
#14
Cheng Yang, Ying Wang, Christopher B Jacobs, Ilia Ivanov, B Jill Venton
Carbon nanotube (CNT) based microelectrodes exhibit rapid and selective detection of neurotransmitters. While different fabrication strategies and geometries of CNT microelectrodes have been characterized, relatively little research has investigated ways to selectively enhance their electrochemical properties. In this work, we introduce two simple, reproducible, low-cost, and efficient surface modification methods for carbon nanotube yarn microelectrodes (CNTYMEs): O2 plasma etching and anti-static gun treatment...
April 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423891/effective-thermal-inactivation-of-the-spores-of-bacillus-cereus-biofilms-using-microwave
#15
Hyong Seok Park, Jungwoo Yang, Hee Jung Choi, Kyoung Heon Kim
Microwave sterilization was performed to inactivate the spores of biofilms of Bacillus cereus involved in foodborne illness. The sterilization conditions, such as the amount of water biofilms were immersed in, temperature, and treatment time, were optimized after 15 runs based on the Box-Behnken design. The sterilization conditions, such as the amount of water and the operating temperature and treatment time were optimized using statistical analysis based on 15 runs experimental results designed by the Box- Behnken method...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422500/influence-of-13-c-isotopic-labeling-location-on-dynamic-nuclear-polarization-of-acetate
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Peter NIedbalski, Christopher Parish, Andhika Kiswandhi, Zoltán Kovács, Lloyd Laporca Lumata
Dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) via the dissolution method has alleviated the insensitivity problem in liquid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy by amplifying the signals by several thousand-fold. This NMR signal amplification process emanates from the microwave-mediated transfer of high electron spin alignment to the nuclear spins at high magnetic field and cryogenic temperature. Since the interplay between the electrons and nuclei is crucial, the chemical composition of a DNP sample such as the type of free radical used, glassing solvents, or the nature of the target nuclei can significantly affect the NMR signal enhancement levels that can be attained with DNP...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422486/stable-nanocomposite-based-on-pegylated-and-silver-nanoparticles-loaded-graphene-oxide-for-long-term-antibacterial-activity
#17
Rongtao Zhao, Min Lv, Yang Li, Mingxuan Sun, Wen Kong, Lihua Wang, Shiping Song, Chunhai Fan, Leili Jia, Shaofu Qiu, Yansong Sun, Hongbin Song, Rongzhang Hao
The increasing occurrence of antibiotic-resistant pathogens, especially superbugs, is compromising the efficacy of traditional antibiotics. Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) loaded graphene oxide (GO) nanocomposite (GO-Ag) has drawn great interest as a promising alternative antibacterial material. However, GO-Ag nanocomposite often irreversibly aggregates in physiological solutions, severely influencing its antibacterial capacity and practical application. Herein, a PEGylated and AgNPs loaded GO nanocomposite (GO-PEG-Ag) is synthesized through a facile approach utilizing microwave irradiation, while avoiding extra reducing agents...
April 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421553/microwave-ablation-of-malignant-renal-tumours-intermediate-term-results-and-usefulness-of-renal-and-mrenal-scores-for-predicting-outcomes-and-complications
#18
Anna Maria Ierardi, Alessio Puliti, Salvatore Alessio Angileri, Mario Petrillo, Ejona Duka, Chiara Floridi, Michela Lecchi, Gianpaolo Carrafiello
The aim of this study was to evaluate intermediate-term results after microwave ablation (MWA) of renal tumours and determine the association of RENAL and modified RENAL (mRENAL) scores with oncological outcomes and complications. In May 2008-September 2014, 58 patients affected by early-stage RCC (renal cell carcinoma; T1a or T1b) were judged unsuitable for surgery and treated with percutaneous MWA. Follow-up was performed with contrast-enhanced computed tomography at 1, 3, 6, 12 and 24 months after the procedure...
May 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421208/enhancing-tumor-detection-in-ir-uwb-breast-cancer-system
#19
Sara Fouad, Reda Ghoname, Abd Elmonem Elmahdy, Abd Elhalim Zekry
An ultra-wideband (UWB) microwave system for breast cancer detection is presented. The proposed system includes monocycle pulse generator, antipodal Vivaldi antenna, breast model, and calibration algorithm for tumor detection. Firstly, our pulse generator employs transmission gate in glitch generator to achieve several advantages such as low power consumption and low ringing level. Secondly, the antipodal Vivaldi antenna is designed assuming FR4 dielectric substrate material, and developed antenna element (80 × 80 mm(2)) features a -10 dB return loss and bandwidth ranges from 2...
2017: International Scholarly Research Notices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417678/changes-in-peripheral-blood-t-cell-balance-after-percutaneous-tumor-ablation
#20
Haruyuki Takaki, Naoko Imai, Contessa T Thomas, Koichiro Yamakado, Yarmohammadi Hooman, Etay Ziv, Govindarajan Srimathveeravalli, Constantinos T Sofocleous, Stephen B Solomon, Joseph P Erinjeri
PURPOSE: To evaluate the changes in T-cell balance in peripheral blood following percutaneous tumor ablation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients underwent thermal ablation including radiofrequency (n = 9) and microwave ablation (n = 5), or cryoablation (n = 5). Target tumors were located in the lung (n = 7), soft tissue (n = 5), liver (n = 4), and bone (n = 3). Patient peripheral blood samples were collected before and within 14 days after ablation...
April 18, 2017: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
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