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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913827/intra-lesional-spatial-correlation-of-static-and-dynamic-fet-pet-parameters-with-mri-based-cerebral-blood-volume-in-patients-with-untreated-glioma
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Jens Göttler, Mathias Lukas, Anne Kluge, Stephan Kaczmarz, Jens Gempt, Florian Ringel, Mona Mustafa, Bernhard Meyer, Claus Zimmer, Markus Schwaiger, Stefan Förster, Christine Preibisch, Thomas Pyka
PURPOSE: (18)F-fluorethyltyrosine-(FET)-PET and MRI-based relative cerebral blood volume (rCBV) have both been used to characterize gliomas. Recently, inter-individual correlations between peak static FET-uptake and rCBV have been reported. Herein, we assess the local intra-lesional relation between FET-PET parameters and rCBV. METHODS: Thirty untreated glioma patients (27 high-grade) underwent simultaneous PET/MRI on a 3 T hybrid scanner obtaining structural and dynamic susceptibility contrast sequences...
December 2, 2016: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911774/optically-transparent-semiconducting-polymer-nanonetwork-for-flexible-and-transparent-electronics
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Kilho Yu, Byoungwook Park, Geunjin Kim, Chang-Hyun Kim, Sungjun Park, Jehan Kim, Suhyun Jung, Soyeong Jeong, Sooncheol Kwon, Hongkyu Kang, Junghwan Kim, Myung-Han Yoon, Kwanghee Lee
Simultaneously achieving high optical transparency and excellent charge mobility in semiconducting polymers has presented a challenge for the application of these materials in future "flexible" and "transparent" electronics (FTEs). Here, by blending only a small amount (∼15 wt %) of a diketopyrrolopyrrole-based semiconducting polymer (DPP2T) into an inert polystyrene (PS) matrix, we introduce a polymer blend system that demonstrates both high field-effect transistor (FET) mobility and excellent optical transparency that approaches 100%...
November 22, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910823/optimized-mlaa-for-quantitative-non-tof-pet-mr-of-the-brain
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Didier Benoit, Claes N Ladefoged, Ahmadreza Rezaei, Sune H Keller, Flemming L Andersen, Liselotte Højgaard, Adam E Hansen, Søren Holm, Johan Nuyts
For quantitative tracer distribution in positron emission tomography, attenuation correction is essential. In a hybrid PET/CT system the CT images serve as a basis for generation of the attenuation map, but in PET/MR, the MR images do not have a similarly simple relationship with the attenuation map. Hence attenuation correction in PET/MR systems is more challenging. Typically either of two MR sequences are used: the Dixon or the ultra-short time echo (UTE) techniques. However these sequences have some well-known limitations...
December 21, 2016: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909898/two-dimensional-polyaniline-nanostructure-to-the-development-of-microfluidic-integrated-flexible-biosensors-for-biomarker-detection
#4
Pei Liu, Yisi Zhu, Seung Hee Lee, Minhee Yun
In this work, we report a flexible field-effect-transistor (FET) biosensor design based on two-dimensional (2-D) polyaniline (PANI) nanostructure. The flexible biosensor devices were fabricated through a facile and inexpensive method that combines top-down and bottom-up processes. The chemically synthesized PANI nanostructure showed excellent p-type semiconductor properties as well as good compatibility with flexible design. With the 2-D PANI nanostructure being as thin as 80 nm and its extremely large surface-area-to-volume (SA/V) ratio due to the intrinsic properties of PANI chemical synthesis, the developed flexible biosensor exhibited outstanding sensing performance in detecting B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) biomarkers, and was able to achieve high specificity (averagely 112 folds) with the limit of detection as low as 100 pg/mL...
December 2016: Biomedical Microdevices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906404/highly-efficient-and-stable-mos2-fets-with-reversible-n-doping-using-a-dehydrated-poly-vinyl-alcohol-coating
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César J Lockhart de la Rosa, Amirhasan Nourbakhsh, Markus Heyne, Inge Asselberghs, Cedric Huyghebaert, Iuliana Radu, Marc Heyns, Stefan De Gendt
Despite rapid progress in 2D molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) research in recent years, MoS2 field-effect transistors (FETs) still suffer from a high metal-to-MoS2 contact resistance and low intrinsic mobility, which are major hindrances to their future application. We report an efficient technique to dope thin-film MoS2 FETs using a poly(vinyl-alcohol) (PVA) polymeric coating. This results in a reduction of the contact resistance by up to 30% as well as a reduction in the channel resistance to 20 kΩ sq(-1). Using a dehydration process, we were able to effectively control the surface interactions between MoS2 and the more electropositive hydroxyl groups (-OH) of PVA, which provided a controllable and yet reversible increase in the charge carrier density to a value of 8...
December 1, 2016: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904235/management-of-acute-work-related-shoulder-injuries-by-an-early-shoulder-assessment-program-efficiency-of-imaging-investigations
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Helen Razmjou, Sandra Lincoln, Christopher Geddes, Dragana Boljanovic, Iona Macritchie, Caterina Virdo-Cristello, Danielle Medeiros, Robin R Richards
Purpose: There has been a significant increase in the number of costly investigations of the shoulder joint over the past decade. The purposes of this study were to (1) describe the diagnostic imaging investigations ordered for injured workers seen at an Early Shoulder Physician Assessment (ESPA) program, (2) evaluate the impact of these investigations on final diagnosis and management, and (3) examine how efficient the program was by determining the appropriateness of referrals and whether costly imaging was justified...
2016: Physiotherapy Canada. Physiothérapie Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903134/o-glcnac-glycosylation-stoichiometry-of-the-fet-protein-family-only-ews-is-glycosylated-with-a-high-stoichiometry
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Kazuo Kamemura
Of the FET (fused in sarcoma [FUS]/Ewing sarcoma protein [EWS]/TATA binding protein-associated factor 15 [TAF15]) family of heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein particle proteins, FUS and TAF15 are consistently and EWS variably found in inclusion bodies in neurodegenerative diseases such as frontotemporal lobar degeneration associated with FUS. It is speculated that dysregulation of FET proteins at the post-translational level is involved in their cytoplasmic deposition. Here, the O-linked β-N-acetylglucosamine (O-GlcNAc) glycosylation stoichiometry of the FET proteins was chemoenzymatically analyzed, and it was found that only EWS is dynamically glycosylated with a high stoichiometry in the neural cell lines tested and in mouse brain...
December 1, 2016: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889789/effect-of-natural-cycle-endometrial-preparation-for-frozen-thawed-embryo-transfer-in-patients-with-advanced-endometriosis
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Haiyan Guo, Yun Wang, Qiuju Chen, Weiran Chai, Qifeng Lv, Yanping Kuang
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of natural cycle (NC) endometrial preparation for frozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET) in women with advanced endometriosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS This retrospective study included 179 patients with stage III-IV endometriosis who underwent 233 FET cycles at a tertiary care academic reproductive medical center between March 2011 and August 2013 (group A). The control group included 258 patients with tubal factor infertility who underwent 300 FET cycles (group B)...
November 27, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886410/high-electron-mobility-and-air-stable-2d-layered-ptse2-fets
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Yuda Zhao, Jingsi Qiao, Zhihao Yu, Peng Yu, Kang Xu, Shu Ping Lau, Wu Zhou, Zheng Liu, Xinran Wang, Wei Ji, Yang Chai
The electrical and optical measurements, in combination with density functional theory calculations, show distinct layer-dependent semiconductor-to-semimetal evolution of 2D layered PtSe2 . The high room-temperature electron mobility and near-infrared photo-response, together with much better air-stability, make PtSe2 a versatile electronic 2D layered material.
November 25, 2016: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885622/the-role-of-air-adsorption-in-inverted-ultrathin-black-phosphorus-field-effect-transistors
#10
Qianqian Li, Jiancui Chen, Zhihong Feng, Liefeng Feng, Dongsheng Yao, Shupeng Wang
Few-layer black phosphorus (BP) attracts much attention owing to its high mobility and thickness-tunable band gap; however, compared with the commonly studied transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs), BP has the unfavorable property of degrading in ambient conditions. Here, we propose an inverted dual gates structure of ultrathin BP FET to research the air adsorption on BP. In fabrication process of back-gate BP FET, BP was transferred directly onto a wafer covered with electrodes. Thus, we can exclude the BP degradation during the process of electrodes fabrication, such as electron beam lithography (EBL) and thermal evaporation process...
December 2016: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884680/caloric-restriction-ameliorates-cardiomyopathy-in-animal-model-of-diabetes
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Keren Cohen, Maayan Waldman, Nader G Abraham, Michal Laniado-Schwartzman, Danny Gurfield, Dan Aravot, Michael Arad, Edith Hochhauser
BACKGROUND: The db/db mouse is an animal model of diabetes in which leptin receptor activity is deficient resulting accelerated cardiomyopathy when exposed to angiotensin (AT). Toll-like receptors 4 and 2 (TLR4, TLR2) are pattern recognition receptors, that recognize pathogen-associated molecular patterns and exacerbate and release inflammatory cytokines. Fetuin A (Fet A) is a fatty acid carrier which affects inflammation and insulin resistance in obese humans and animals through TLRs...
November 21, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878575/gate-controlled-wse2-transistors-using-a-buried-triple-gate-structure
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M R Müller, R Salazar, S Fathipour, H Xu, K Kallis, U Künzelmann, A Seabaugh, J Appenzeller, J Knoch
In the present paper, we show tungsten diselenide (WSe2) devices that can be tuned to operate as n-type and p-type field-effect transistors (FETs) as well as band-to-band tunnel transistors on the same flake. Source, channel, and drain areas of the WSe2 flake are adjusted, using buried triple-gate substrates with three independently controllable gates. The device characteristics found in the tunnel transistor configuration are determined by the particular geometry of the buried triple-gate structure, consistent with a simple estimation of the expected off-state behavior...
December 2016: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877903/the-novel-functional-nucleic-acid-ired-effectively-regulates-target-genes-following-cytoplasmic-delivery-by-faint-electric-treatment
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Mahadi Hasan, Noriko Tarashima, Koki Fujikawa, Takashi Ohgita, Susumu Hama, Tamotsu Tanaka, Hiroyuki Saito, Noriaki Minakawa, Kentaro Kogure
An intelligent shRNA expression device (iRed) contains the minimum essential components needed for shRNA production in cells, and could be a novel tool to regulate target genes. However, general delivery carriers consisting of cationic polymers/lipids could impede function of a newly generated shRNA via electrostatic interaction in the cytoplasm. Recently, we found that faint electric treatment (fET) of cells enhanced delivery of siRNA and functional nucleic acids into the cytoplasm in the absence of delivery carriers...
2016: Science and Technology of Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877867/electrical-and-photo-electrical-properties-of-mos2-nanosheets-with-and-without-an-al2o3-capping-layer-under-various-environmental-conditions
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Muhammad Farooq Khan, Ghazanfar Nazir, Volodymyr M Lermolenko, Jonghwa Eom
The electrical and photo-electrical properties of exfoliated MoS2 were investigated in the dark and in the presence of deep ultraviolet (DUV) light under various environmental conditions (vacuum, N2 gas, air, and O2 gas). We examined the effects of environmental gases on MoS2 flakes in the dark and after DUV illumination through Raman spectroscopy and found that DUV light induced red and blue shifts of peaks (E(1)2 g and A1 g) position in the presence of N2 and O2 gases, respectively. In the dark, the threshold voltage in the transfer characteristics of few-layer (FL) MoS2 field-effect transistors (FETs) remained almost the same in vacuum and N2 gas but shifted toward positive gate voltages in air or O2 gas because of the adsorption of oxygen atoms/molecules on the MoS2 surface...
2016: Science and Technology of Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874292/granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-treatment-of-resistant-thin-endometrium-in-women-with-frozen-thawed-blastocyst-transfer
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Michał Kunicki, Krzysztof Łukaszuk, Joanna Liss, Patrycja Skowrońska, Joanna Szczyptańska
: The aim of the study was to assess the granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) effect on unresponsive thin (<7 mm) endometrium in women undergoing frozen-thawed embryo transfer at the blastocyst stage. A total of 62 women with thin unresponsive endometrium were included in the study, of which, 29 received a G-CSF infusion and 33 who opted out of the study served as controls. Patients in both groups had similar endometrial thickness at the time of the initial evaluation: 6.50 mm (5...
November 22, 2016: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874108/dirac-fermions-induced-in-strained-zigzag-phosphorus-nanotubes-and-their-applications-in-field-effect-transistors
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Sheng Yu, Hao Zhu, Kwesi Eshun, Chen Shi, Min Zeng, Kai Jiang, Qiliang Li
In this work, Dirac fermions have been obtained and engineered in one-dimensional (1D) zigzag phosphorus nanotubes (ZPNTs). We have performed a comprehensive first-principles computational study of the electronic properties of ZPNTs with various diameters. The results indicate that as the lattice parameter (Lc) along the axial direction increases, ZPNTs undergo transitions from metal to semimetal and semimetal to semiconductor, whereas Dirac fermions appear at Lc ranging from 3.90 Å to 4.10 Å. In particular, a field effect transistor (FET) based on 12-ZPNT (with 12 unit cells in the transverse direction) exhibits semiconductor behaviors with efficient gate-effect modulation at Lc = 4...
November 30, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862684/injury-to-the-endometrium-prior-to-the-frozen-thawed-embryo-transfer-cycle-improves-pregnancy-rates-in-patients-with-repeated-implantation-failure
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Emiko Kanazawa, Akira Nakashima, Koji Yonemoto, Misako Otsuka, Naomi Yoshioka, Takeshi Kuramoto, Hiroshi Mitao, Hiroto Imaishi, Kan Komai, Kimio Ushijima
AIM: This retrospective cohort study evaluated the effectiveness of injury to the endometrium prior to the frozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET) cycle in patients with repeated implantation failure (RIF) in our clinic. METHODS: Included in this study were 173 patients, aged ≤ 41 years, who failed to become pregnant after repeating fair and/or good embryo transfer more than twice between February 2012 and February 2015. The patients were divided into three groups: Group A (n = 38) underwent soft curettage to the endometrium twice, prior to the FET cycle; Group B (n = 45) underwent hysteroscopy prior to the FET cycle, with no significant factors, such as endometrial polyp; and Group C (n = 90) was the no-treatment group...
November 12, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862355/recent-progress-on-stretchable-electronic-devices-with-intrinsically-stretchable-components
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Tran Quang Trung, Nae-Eung Lee
Stretchable electronic devices with intrinsically stretchable components have significant inherent advantages, including simple fabrication processes, a high integrity of the stacked layers, and low cost in comparison with stretchable electronic devices based on non-stretchable components. The research in this field has focused on developing new intrinsically stretchable components for conductors, semiconductors, and insulators. New methodologies and fabrication processes have been developed to fabricate stretchable devices with intrinsically stretchable components...
November 14, 2016: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855893/physicochemical-properties-of-starch-from-dioscorea-pyrifolia-tubers
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M S Elmi Sharlina, W A Yaacob, Azwan Mat Lazim, Shazrul Fazry, Seng Joe Lim, Sapina Abdullah, Akram Noordin, Malina Kumaran
Starch from Dioscorea pyrifolia tubers was characterized for its proximate composition, physicochemical properties and toxicity. This starch contains 44.47±1.86% amylose, 4.84±0.29% moisture, 0.88±0.21% ash, 1.34±0.11% proteins and 92.73±0.48% carbohydrates. X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis showed a type-C starch with a relative crystallinity of 23.31±2.41%. The starch granules are polyhedral, with a diameter of 2.8 to 5.6μm and average size of 3.93±1.47μm. Initial, peak and finishing gelatinization temperatures for the starch were 71...
April 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853913/differences-in-pregnancy-outcomes-in-donor-egg-frozen-embryo-transfer-fet-cycles-following-preimplantation-genetic-screening-pgs-a-single-center-retrospective-study
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Alison Coates, Brandon J Bankowski, Allen Kung, Darren K Griffin, Santiago Munne
PURPOSE: This study aims to test the hypothesis, in a single-center retrospective analysis, that live birth rates are significantly different when utilizing preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) compared to not utilizing PGS in frozen-thawed embryo transfers in our patients that use eggs from young, anonymous donors. The question therefore arises of whether PGS is an appropriate intervention for donor egg cycles. METHODS: Live birth rates per cycle and live birth rates per embryo transferred after 398 frozen embryo transfer (FET) cycles were examined from patients who elected to have PGS compared to those who did not...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
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