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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531125/characterizing-dynamic-walking-patterns-and-detecting-falls-with-wearable-sensors-using-gaussian-process-methods
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Taehwan Kim, Jeongho Park, Seongman Heo, Keehoon Sung, Jooyoung Park
By incorporating a growing number of sensors and adopting machine learning technologies, wearable devices have recently become a prominent health care application domain. Among the related research topics in this field, one of the most important issues is detecting falls while walking. Since such falls may lead to serious injuries, automatically and promptly detecting them during daily use of smartphones and/or smart watches is a particular need. In this paper, we investigate the use of Gaussian process (GP) methods for characterizing dynamic walking patterns and detecting falls while walking with built-in wearable sensors in smartphones and/or smartwatches...
May 20, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530449/a-new-elastic-slot-system-and-v-wire-mechanics
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Andrea Wichelhaus
OBJECTIVE: To biomechanically test a new elastic slot system and V-wire mechanics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Conventional twin and self-ligating brackets and the new elastodynamic bracket were biomechanically tested. The conventional brackets had a rectangular 0.022'' slot and the new elastodynamic bracket had a V-slot, a new slot geometry. Torque measurements were performed with 0.018'' × 0.025'' and 0.019'' × 0.025'' stainless steel (ss) archwires. A nickel-titanium V wire was used for the biomechanical measurements on the elastodynamic bracket...
May 22, 2017: Angle Orthodontist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530165/basic-amino-acids-in-the-n-terminal-half-of-the-pb2-subunit-of-influenza-virus-rna-polymerase-are-involved-in-both-transcription-and-replication
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Koyu Hara, Takahito Kashiwagi, Nobuyuki Hamada, Hiroshi Watanabe
The PB2 subunit of influenza virus RNA polymerase is known to be involved in the initiation of transcription of the virus genome via cap binding. However, other specific roles of PB2 for viral RNA synthesis are not well understood. Here, we demonstrate that basic residues, 124R, 142R, 143R, 268R and 331K/332R, in the N-terminal half of PB2 are important for the polymerase activity. Notably, R124A mutation remarkably reduced the synthesis of mRNA, cRNA and vRNA in vivo, which was in good agreement with the data obtained in vitro...
May 22, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529731/a-bayesian-supervised-dual-dimensionality-reduction-model-for-simultaneous-decoding-of-lfp-and-spike-train-signals
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Andrew Holbrook, Alexander Vandenberg-Rodes, Norbert Fortin, Babak Shahbaba
Neuroscientists are increasingly collecting multimodal data during experiments and observational studies. Different data modalities-such as EEG, fMRI, LFP, and spike trains-offer different views of the complex systems contributing to neural phenomena. Here, we focus on joint modeling of LFP and spike train data, and present a novel Bayesian method for neural decoding to infer behavioral and experimental conditions. This model performs supervised dual-dimensionality reduction: it learns low-dimensional representations of two different sources of information that not only explain variation in the input data itself, but also predict extra-neuronal outcomes...
2017: Stat: the ISI's Journal for Rapid Dissemination of Statistics Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527841/a-comparison-of-2-and-3-dimensional-healing-assessment-after-endodontic-surgery-using-cone-beam-computed-tomographic-volumes-or-periapical-radiographs
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Tom Schloss, David Sonntag, Meetu R Kohli, Frank C Setzer
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to compare the assessment of healing after endodontic microsurgery using 2-dimensional (2D) periapical films versus 3-dimensional (3D) cone-beam computed tomographic (CBCT) imaging. METHODS: The healing of 51 teeth from 44 patients was evaluated using Molven's criteria (2D) and modified PENN 3D criteria. The absolute area (2D) and volume (3D) changes of apical lesions preoperatively and at follow-up were calculated by segmentation using OsiriX software (Pixmeo, Bernex, Switzerland) and ITK-Snap (free software)...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527448/estimating-thermodynamic-expectations-and-free-energies-in-expanded-ensemble-simulations-systematic-variance-reduction-through-conditioning
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Manuel Athènes, Pierre Terrier
Markov chain Monte Carlo methods are primarily used for sampling from a given probability distribution and estimating multi-dimensional integrals based on the information contained in the generated samples. Whenever it is possible, more accurate estimates are obtained by combining Monte Carlo integration and integration by numerical quadrature along particular coordinates. We show that this variance reduction technique, referred to as conditioning in probability theory, can be advantageously implemented in expanded ensemble simulations...
May 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527398/quantitative-comparison-between-real-space-and-bloch-wave-methods-in-image-simulation
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Yi Yang, Qibin Yang, Jianyu Huang, Canying Cai, Jianguo Lin
Both Bloch wave (BW) and real space multislice (RS-MS) methods are based on the Schrödinger equation. The BW method is considered to be the most accurate and popular simulation method used in various simulations, and it has solved many crystallographic problems. In this paper, we verified that the aforementioned two methods are similar to each other with minor difference. First, the RS-MS method is implemented in the real space, while the BW method is carried out in the reciprocal space. Furthermore, by quantitatively calculating exit wavefunctions of four crystals, i...
April 27, 2017: Micron: the International Research and Review Journal for Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526472/-functional-respiratory-imaging-after-neostigmine-or-sugammadex-enhanced-recovery-from-neuromuscular-blockade-in-the-anesthetised-rat-a-randomised-controlled-pilot-study
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Tom Schepens, Guy Cammu, Sabine Maes, Benny Desmedt, Wim Vos, Kristof Deseure
OBJECTIVES: Reductions in diaphragm activity are associated with the postoperative development of atelectasis. Neostigmine reversal is also associated with increased atelectasis. We assessed the effects of neostigmine, sugammadex, and spontaneous reversal on regional lung ventilation and airway flow. METHODS: Six Sprague-Dawley rats were paralysed with rocuronium and mechanically ventilated until recovery of the train-of-four ratio to 0.5. We administered neostigmine (0...
May 16, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526384/stereology-shows-that-damaged-liver-recovers-after-protein-refeeding
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Silvio Pires Gomes, Andréa Almeida Pinto da Silva, Amanda Rabello Crisma, Primavera Borelli, Francisco Javier Hernandez-Blazquez, Mariana P de Melo, Barbara Bacci, Andrzej Loesch, A Augusto Coppi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to investigate the putative effects of a low-protein diet on the three-dimensional structure of hepatocytes and determine whether this scenario could be reversed by restoring the adequate levels of protein to the diet. METHODS: Using design-based stereology, the total number and volume of hepatocytes were estimated in the liver of mice in healthy and altered (by protein malnutrition) conditions and after protein renutrition...
June 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523299/three-dimensional-organ-scanning-reveals-brain-edema-reduction-in-a-rat-model-of-stroke-treated-with-an-aquaporin-4-inhibitor
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Elena Silvia Popescu, Ionica Pirici, Raluca Niculina Ciurea, Tudor Adrian Bălşeanu, Bogdan Cătălin, Claudiu Mărgăritescu, LaurenŢiu Mogoantă, Sorin Hostiuc, Daniel Pirici
Stroke is one of the most important cause of death and disability, especially when considering the increasing life expectancy worldwide, with ischemic stroke being much more common than hemorrhages. In the physiopathological chain of ischemic stroke, brain edema is one first element that if attended to might reduce tissue necrosis, penumbra, and increase functional recovery. Aquaporin 4 (AQP4) has been found to be the most important water channel in the brain, and its inhibition before inducing focal ischemia in an animal model of stroke proved to alleviate the pathology and improve clinical recovery...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521764/barrier-dysfunction-or-drainage-reduction-differentiating-causes-of-csf-protein-increase
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Mahdi Asgari, Diane A de Zélicourt, Vartan Kurtcuoglu
BACKGROUND: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) protein analysis is an important element in the diagnostic chain for various central nervous system (CNS) pathologies. Among multiple existing approaches to interpreting measured protein levels, the Reiber diagram is particularly robust with respect to physiologic inter-individual variability, as it uses multiple subject-specific anchoring values. Beyond reliable identification of abnormal protein levels, the Reiber diagram has the potential to elucidate their pathophysiologic origin...
May 18, 2017: Fluids and Barriers of the CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520900/accelerating-high-dimensional-clustering-with-lossless-data-reduction
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Bahjat F Qaqish, Jonathon J O'Brien, Jonathan C Hibbard, Katie J Clowers
Motivation: For cluster analysis, high dimensional data is associated with instability, decreased classification accuracy and high computational burden. The latter challenge can be eliminated as a serious concern. For applications where dimension reduction techniques are not implemented, we propose a temporary transformation which accelerates computations with no loss of information. The algorithm can be applied for any statistical procedure depending only on Euclidean distances and can be implemented sequentially to enable analyses of data that would otherwise exceed memory limitations...
May 18, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516905/the-effects-of-forest-canopy-shading-and-turbulence-on-boundary-layer-ozone
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P A Makar, R M Staebler, A Akingunola, J Zhang, C McLinden, S K Kharol, B Pabla, P Cheung, Q Zheng
The chemistry of the Earth's atmosphere close to the surface is known to be strongly influenced by vegetation. However, two critical aspects of the forest environment have been neglected in the description of the large-scale influence of forests on air pollution: the reduction of photolysis reaction rates and the modification of vertical transport due to the presence of foliage. Here we show that foliage shading and foliage-modified vertical diffusion have a profound influence on atmospheric chemistry, both at the Earth's surface and extending throughout the atmospheric boundary layer...
May 18, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516804/spinal-cord-atrophy-as-a-primary-outcome-measure-in-phase-ii-trials-of-progressive-multiple-sclerosis
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Niamh Cawley, Carmen Tur, Ferran Prados, Domenico Plantone, Hugh Kearney, Khaled Abdel-Aziz, Sebastian Ourselin, Claudia Am Gandini Wheeler-Kingshott, David H Miller, Alan J Thompson, Olga Ciccarelli
OBJECTIVES: To measure the development of spinal cord (SC) atrophy over 1 year in patients with progressive multiple sclerosis (PMS) and determine the sample sizes required to demonstrate a reduction in spinal cord cross-sectional area (SC-CSA) as an outcome measure in clinical trials. METHODS: In total, 44 PMS patients (26 primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS), 18 secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS)) and 29 healthy controls (HCs) were studied at baseline and 12 months...
May 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516510/proteomic-analysis-of-lupinus-angustifolius-var-zeus-and-bojar-and-lupinus-luteus-var-lord-and-parys-seed-proteins-and-their-hydrolysates
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Jaroslaw Czubinski, Magdalena Montowska, Edward Pospiech, Eleonora Lampart-Szczapa
BACKGROUND: Proteins enzymatic digestion is a very complex process, during which some components are degraded, while others remain in an unchanged form. Moreover, the enzymatic hydrolysis is one of the most popular methods used to reduce the allergenicity of food proteins. In this study, the efficiency of enzymatic hydrolysis of lupin seeds proteins was assessed by proteomic analysis performed by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2-DE) coupled with mass spectrometry identification...
May 18, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514178/defect-mediated-electron-hole-separation-in-one-unit-cell-znin2s4-layers-for-boosted-solar-driven-co2-reduction
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Xingchen Jiao, Zongwei Chen, Xiaodong Li, Yongfu Sun, Shan Gao, Wensheng Yan, Chengming Wang, Qun Zhang, Yue Lin, Yi Luo, Yi Xie
The effect of defects on electron-hole separation is not always clear and is sometimes contradictory. Herein, we initially built clear models of two-dimensional atomic layers with tunable defect concentrations, and hence directly disclose the defect type and distribution at atomic level. As a prototype, defective one-unit-cell ZnIn2S4 atomic layers are successfully synthesized for the first time. Aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy directly manifests their distinct zinc vacancy concentrations, confirmed by electron spin resonance and X-ray fluorescence analysis...
May 17, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513727/self-assembled-air-stable-magnesium-hydride-embedded-in-3-d-activated-carbon-for-reversible-hydrogen-storage
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S S Shinde, Dong-Hyung Kim, Jin-Young Yu, Jung-Ho Lee
The rational design of stable, inexpensive catalysts with excellent hydrogen dynamics and sorption characteristics under realistic environments for reversible hydrogen storage remains a great challenge. Here, we present a simple and scalable strategy to fabricate a monodispersed, air-stable, magnesium hydride embedded in three-dimensional activated carbon with periodic synchronization of transition metals (MHCH). The high surface area, homogeneous distribution of MgH2 nanoparticles, excellent thermal stability, high energy density, steric confinement by carbon, and robust architecture of the catalyst resulted in a noticeable enhancement of the hydrogen storage performance...
May 17, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513639/strong-enhancement-of-electrical-conductivity-in-two-dimensional-micrometer-sized-ruo2-nanosheets-for-flexible-transparent-electrodes
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Somi Yoo, Jeongmin Kim, Hongjae Moon, Se Yun Kim, Dong-Su Ko, Weon Ho Shin, Sungwoo Hwang, Doh Won Jung, Soohwan Sul, Chan Kwak, Jong Wook Roh, Wooyoung Lee
The enhancement in electrical transport properties of exfoliated individual RuO2 NSs was systemically investigated for their application in flexible electronics and optoelectronics. Decoration of Ag NPs on the surface of the RuO2 NSs provides donor electrons and dramatically increases the electrical conductivity of the monolayer RuO2 NSs by up to 3700%. The n-type doping behavior was confirmed via Hall measurement analysis of the doped RuO2 NSs. The layer number- and temperature-dependence of the conductivity were also investigated...
May 17, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513471/dual-functional-aniline-assisted-wet-chemical-synthesis-of-bismuth-telluride-nanoplatelets-and-their-thermoelectric-performance
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Changcun Li, Fangfang Kong, Congcong Liu, Huixuan Liu, Yongjing Hu, Tongzhou Wang, Jingkun Xu, Fengxing Jiang
The wet-chemical approach is of great significance for the synthesis of two-dimensional (2D) bismuth telluride nanoplatelets as a potential thermoelectric (TE) material. Herein, we proposed a simple and effective solution method with the assistance of aniline for the fabrication of bismuth telluride nanoplatelets at a low temperature of 100 °C. The choice of aniline with its dual function avoided the simultaneous use of a capping regent and a toxic reductant. The as-synthesized nanoplatelets have a large size of more than 900 × 500 nm(2) and a small thickness of 15...
May 17, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513235/impact-of-interaction-between-cyp1a1-genetic-polymorphisms-and-smoking-on-coronary-artery-disease-in-the-han-of-china
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Dao-Di Peng, Wei Xie, Zai-Xin Yu
AIMS: To investigate the association of CYP1A1 genotype and additional gene-smoking interaction with coronary artery disease (CAD) risk based on a Chinese case-control study. METHODS: A total of 1862 participants (1134 men, 728 women) were selected, including 620 CAD patients and 1242 normal controls. Logistic regression was performed to investigate association of CYP1A1 genotype, gene-gene, and gene-smoking interaction with CAD. Generalized multifactor dimensionality reduction (GMDR) was used to screen the best gene-gene and gene-smoking interaction combination, cross-validation consistency, the testing balanced accuracy, and the sign test, to assess if each selected interaction was calculated...
May 17, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
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