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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636844/clonal-hematopoiesis-and-risk-of-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease
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Siddhartha Jaiswal, Pradeep Natarajan, Alexander J Silver, Christopher J Gibson, Alexander G Bick, Eugenia Shvartz, Marie McConkey, Namrata Gupta, Stacey Gabriel, Diego Ardissino, Usman Baber, Roxana Mehran, Valentin Fuster, John Danesh, Philippe Frossard, Danish Saleheen, Olle Melander, Galina K Sukhova, Donna Neuberg, Peter Libby, Sekar Kathiresan, Benjamin L Ebert
Background Clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential (CHIP), which is defined as the presence of an expanded somatic blood-cell clone in persons without other hematologic abnormalities, is common among older persons and is associated with an increased risk of hematologic cancer. We previously found preliminary evidence for an association between CHIP and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, but the nature of this association was unclear. Methods We used whole-exome sequencing to detect the presence of CHIP in peripheral-blood cells and associated such presence with coronary heart disease using samples from four case-control studies that together enrolled 4726 participants with coronary heart disease and 3529 controls...
June 21, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635631/ag-nanoparticles-drop-casting-modification-of-screen-printed-electrodes-for-the-simultaneous-voltammetric-determination-of-cu-ii-and-pb-ii
#2
Clara Pérez-Ràfols, Julio Bastos-Arrieta, Núria Serrano, José Manuel Díaz-Cruz, Cristina Ariño, Joan de Pablo, Miquel Esteban
A new silver nanoparticle modified screen-printed electrode was developed and applied to the simultaneous determination of Pb(II) and Cu(II). Two different types of silver nanoparticles with different shapes and sizes, Ag nanoseeds and Ag nanoprisms, were microscopically characterized and three different carbon substrates, graphite, graphene and carbon nanofibers, were tested. The best analytical performance was achieved for the combination of Ag nanoseeds with a carbon nanofiber modified screen-printed electrode...
June 21, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635267/cytochrome-c-provides-an-electron-funneling-antenna-for-efficient-photocurrent-generation-in-a-reaction-center-biophotocathode
#3
Vincent Morris Friebe, Diego Millo, David Swainsbury, Michael R Jones, Raoul N Frese
The high quantum efficiency of photosynthetic reaction centers make them attractive for bioelectronic and biophoto-voltaic applications. However, much of the native reaction center efficiency is lost in communication between surface bound reaction centers and electrode materials. State of the art biophotoelectrodes utilizing cytochrome c (cyt c) as a biological wiring agent have at best approached 32% retained RC quantum efficiency. However, bottlenecks in cyt c -mediated electron transfer have not been fully elucidated...
June 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635254/sudoku-like-lab-on-paper-cyto-device-with-dual-enhancement-of-electrochemiluminescence-intermediates-strategy
#4
Hongmei Yang, Yan Zhang, Li Li, Lina Zhang, Feifei Lan, Jinghua Yu
This paper describes the design and construction of sudoku-like lab-on-paper platform, in which dual enhancement of reaction intermediates strategy was incorporated for multiplexed competitive electrochemiluminescence (ECL) cyto-assay. Benefit from the sudoku-like structure, integrated multifunction were obtained on such elaborately devised platform, including specific reagents storage, multiple samples immobilization, residual automatic washing, and signal collection. By utilizing semicarbazide (SE) and silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) as dual enhancers, more ECL intermediates could be obtained in the graphene quantum dots (GQDs) and peroxydisulfate system, resulting in the production of more excited state GQDs to emit light...
June 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635152/a-novel-dna-structure-containing-agi-mediated-g-g-and-c-c-base-pairs
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Hehua Liu, Fusheng Shen, Phensinee Haruehanroengra, Qingqing Yao, Yunshan Cheng, Yiqing Chen, Chun Yang, Jing Zhang, Baixing Wu, Qiang Luo, Ruixue Cui, Jixi Li, Jinbiao Ma, Jia Sheng, Jianhua Gan
Metallo-base pairs have been extensively utilized in many research fields, including genetic code extension, novel therapeutics development, and various nanodevice designs. Compared to other cations, AgI is more flexible in pairing with natural base pairs. Herein, we present a DNA structure containing two C-AgI-C pairs and one first time reported G-AgI-G pair in a short 8mer DNA strand. This structure not only discloses the detailed insights into these AgI-base pairing patterns in DNA, but also represents the first nonhelical DNA structure driven by the heavy metal ions, further contributing to the structural diversity of DNA...
June 20, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634814/assessment-of-waterborne-amine-coated-silver-nanoparticle-ag-np-induced-toxicity-in-labeo-rohita-by-histological-and-hematological-profiles
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Muhammad Saleem Khan, Naureen Aziz Qureshi, Farhat Jabeen, Muhammad Shakeel, Muhammad Saleem Asghar
Silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) have wide applications in the medical field; however, the toxicological effects are still poorly studied. The study was aimed to determine the effects of 15.78 nm spherical and amine-coated Ag-NPs on hematology and histology of gills and liver tissues in 28 days treated Labeo rohita (L. rohita). It was found that Ag-NPs induced alterations in the hematological parameters in a dose dependent manner. The Ag-NPs also induced histological alterations in a dose-dependent manner. In gill tissues, it induced fusion of secondary lamellae, separation of gill epithelium, fusion and necrosis of lamellar cells, hyperplasia, deformed cartilaginous skeleton, separation and lifting of epithelium, and curling of lamellae in a dose dependent manner...
June 20, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634763/results-of-an-interlaboratory-method-performance-study-for-the-size-determination-and-quantification-of-silver-nanoparticles-in-chicken-meat-by-single-particle-inductively-coupled-plasma-mass-spectrometry-sp-icp-ms
#7
Stefan Weigel, Ruud Peters, Katrin Loeschner, Ringo Grombe, Thomas P J Linsinger
Single-particle inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (sp-ICP-MS) promises fast and selective determination of nanoparticle size and number concentrations. While several studies on practical applications have been published, data on formal, especially interlaboratory validation of sp-ICP-MS, is sparse. An international interlaboratory study was organized to determine repeatability and reproducibility of the determination of the median particle size and particle number concentration of Ag nanoparticles (AgNPs) in chicken meat...
June 20, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634713/characterization-and-in-vitro-antibacterial-activity-of-saponin-conjugated-silver-nanoparticles-against-bacteria-that-cause-burn-wound-infection
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Anbarasan Muniyan, Kalaiselvi Ravi, Udayamathi Mohan, Rajasekar Panchamoorthy
Saponins are glycosides, which destabilize the membrane by altering the membrane permeability. Thus, the present study was aimed to fabricate the silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using fenugreek derived saponin (SN) against multi-drug resistant bacteria. This study has optimized the concentration of SN (240 mg/mL) for the synthesis of an effective AgNPs against the test organism Escherichia coli. The SN reduced AgNPs produced a reddish-brown colour and displayed UV absorption at 416 nm. The bio-reducing efficiency of SN (62...
July 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633660/a-re-assessment-of-the-safety-of-silver-in-household-water-treatment-rapid-systematic-review-of-mammalian-in-vivo-genotoxicity-studies
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REVIEW
Lorna Fewtrell, Batsirai Majuru, Paul R Hunter
BACKGROUND: Despite poor evidence of their effectiveness, colloidal silver and silver nanoparticles are increasingly being promoted for treating potentially contaminated drinking water in low income countries. Recently, however, concerns have been raised about the possible genotoxicity of particulate silver. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this paper was to review the published mammalian in vivo genotoxicity studies using silver micro and nanoparticles. METHODS: SCOPUS and Medline were searched using the following search string: ("DNA damage" OR genotox* OR Cytotox* OR Embryotox*) AND (silver OR AgNP)...
June 20, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633610/popliteal-artery-entrapment-syndrome-presenting-as-raynaud-phenomenon
#10
Braden Passias, Sean Lyden, Amanda Frederick, Michael Jolly, Mitchell J Silver
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 1, 2017: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632157/development-of-a-novel-transparent-flexible-capacitive-micromachined-ultrasonic-transducer
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Da-Chen Pang, Cheng-Min Chang
This paper presents the world's first transparent flexible capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducer (CMUT) that was fabricated through a roll-lamination technique. This polymer-based CMUT has advantages of transparency, flexibility, and non-contacting detection which provide unique functions in display panel applications. Comprising an indium tin oxide-polyethylene terephthalate (ITO-PET) substrate, SU-8 sidewall and vibrating membranes, and silver nanowire transparent electrode, the transducer has visible-light transmittance exceeding 80% and can operate on curved surfaces with a 40 mm radius of curvature...
June 20, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632008/a-cloud-with-a-silver-lining-helping-students-learn-about-professionalism
#12
Rhea J Cohn, Margaret M Plack
PROBLEM: Educators face many challenges in teaching professionalism. Despite attempts to define professionalism, it remains abstract for students and often not fully appreciated until they are in clinic. Without a way to make it personally relevant, students will likely be less motivated to learn. INTERVENTION: We used student-generated word clouds to facilitate reflection and discussions, thereby helping students make their perceptions of professionalism more explicit...
February 16, 2017: Teaching and Learning in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631921/direct-electron-beam-writing-of-silver-based-nanostructures
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Katja Hoeflich, Jakub Jurczyk, Yucheng Zhang, Marcos Vinicius Puydinger Dos Santos, Maximilian Goetz, Carlos Guerra-Nunez, James P Best, Czesław Kapusta, Ivo Utke
Direct writing utilizing a focused electron beam constitutes an interesting alternative to resist based techniques, as it allows for precise and flexible growth onto any conductive substrate in a single-step process. One important challenge, however, is the identification of appropriate precursors which allow for deposition of the material of choice e.g. for envisaged applications in nano-optics. In this regard the coinage metal silver is of particular interest since it shows a relatively high plasma frequency, and thus, excellent plasmonic properties in the visible range...
June 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631852/silver-i-clusters-with-carba-closo-dodecaboranylethynyl-ligands-synthesis-structure-and-phosphorescence
#14
Michael Hailmann, Natalia Wolf, Rebecca Renner, Benjamin Hupp, Andreas Steffen, Maik Finze
Salts of anionic silver(I) clusters with the carba-closo-dodecaboranylethynyl ligand were obtained from {Ag2(12-C≡C-closo-1-CB11H11)}n (1), selected pyridines, and [Et4N]Cl or [Ph4P]Br. Salts of octahedral silver(I) clusters [Et4N]2[Ag6(12-C≡C-closo-1-CB11H11)4(4-X-C5H5N)x] were formed with pyridine (x = 8, 5), 4-methylpyridine (x = 8, 6), and 4-cyanopyridine (x = 10, 7). In contrast, 3,5-lutidine (3,5-Me2Py) did not result in salts of dianionic clusters, even in the presence of an excess of [Et4N]Cl or [Ph4P]Br, but in salts of monoanionic AgI7 clusters, [Et4N][Ag7(12-C≡C-closo-1-CB11H11)4(3,5-Me2Py)9] (8) and [Ph4P][Ag7(12-C≡C-closo-1-CB11H11)4(3,5-Me2Py)13] (9)...
June 20, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631683/-the-clinical-and-bacteriological-study-of-the-effectiveness-of-the-application-of-silver-nanoparticle-for-the-treatment-of-tuberculosis
#15
B B Uraskulova, A O Gyusan
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the expediency of the application of nano-scale silver preparations, argovit-C and vitargol, differing in concentration for the treatment of tuberculosis of the upper respiratory tract. The study was carried out based at the Karachaevo-Cherkessian TB dispensary. It has been demonstrated that the 3.3% solution of argovit-C possessed of the 100% bactericidal activity with respect to the medically-resistant mycobacteria at both maximum and minimal concentrations of isoniazid...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631622/highly-flexible-ultra-thin-and-transparent-single-layer-graphene-silver-composite-electrodes-for-organic-light-emitting-diodes
#16
Kun Li, Hu Wang, Huiying Li, Ye Li, Guangyong Jin, LanLan Gao, Mazzeo Marco, Yu Duan
Transparent conductive electrode (TCE) platforms are required in many optoelectronic devices, including organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs). To date, Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) based electrodes are widely used in TCEs but they still have few limitations in term of achieving flexible OLEDs and display techniques. In this paper, highly-flexible and ultra-thin TCEs were fabricated for use in OLEDs by combining single-layer graphene (SLG) with thin silver layers of only several nanometers in thickness. The as-prepared SLG+Ag (8nm) composite electrodes showed low sheet resistances of 9Ω/sq, high stability over 500 bending cycles, and 74% transmittance at 550nm wavelength...
June 20, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631614/3d-printed-bioceramic-scaffolds-with-antibacterial-and-osteogenic-activity
#17
Yongliang Zhang, Dong Zhai, Mengchi Xu, Qingqiang Yao, Huiying Zhu, Jiang Chang, Chengtie Wu
Bacterial infection poses a significant risk with the wide application of bone graft materials. Designing bone grafts with good antibacterial performance and excellent bone-forming activity is of particular significance for bone tissue engineering. In our study, a 3D printing method was used to prepare β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) bioceramic scaffolds. Silver (Ag) nanoparticles were uniformly dispersed on graphene oxide (GO) to form a homogeneous nanocomposite (named Ag@GO) with different Ag-to-graphene oxide mass ratios, with this being synthesized via the liquid chemical reduction approach...
June 20, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630897/flexible-and-stretchable-power-sources-for-wearable-electronics
#18
Alla M Zamarayeva, Aminy E Ostfeld, Michael Wang, Jerica K Duey, Igal Deckman, Balthazar P Lechêne, Greg Davies, Daniel A Steingart, Ana Claudia Arias
Flexible and stretchable power sources represent a key technology for the realization of wearable electronics. Developing flexible and stretchable batteries with mechanical endurance that is on par with commercial standards and offer compliance while retaining safety remains a significant challenge. We present a unique approach that demonstrates mechanically robust, intrinsically safe silver-zinc batteries. This approach uses current collectors with enhanced mechanical design, such as helical springs and serpentines, as a structural support and backbone for all battery components...
June 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630685/effectiveness-of-surface-coatings-containing-silver-ions-in-bacterial-decontamination-in-a-recovery-unit
#19
Rafael Manuel Ortí-Lucas, Julio Muñoz-Miguel
BACKGROUND: HAIs remain a frequent complication for hospitalised patients and pose a challenge that must be tackled by our health systems. METHODS: Quasi-experimental study. In order to determine the antimicrobial effectiveness of surface coating agents containing silver ions (BactiBlock®) the degree of contamination of several surfaces in two ICU wards was compared. The association between application of Bactiblock® and surface contamination was analysed using a relative risk (RR)...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629847/evidence-for-m2-muscarinic-receptor-modulation-of-axon-terminals-and-dendrites-in-the-rodent-basolateral-amygdala-an-ultrastructural-and-electrophysiological-analysis
#20
Ana Fajardo-Serrano, Lei Liu, David D Mott, Alexander J McDonald
The basolateral amygdala receives a very dense cholinergic innervation from the basal forebrain that is important for memory consolidation. Although behavioral studies have shown that both M1 and M2 muscarinic receptors are critical for these mnemonic functions, there have been very few neuroanatomical and electrophysiological investigations of the localization and function of different types of muscarinic receptors in the amygdala. In the present study we investigated the subcellular localization of M2 muscarinic receptors (M2Rs) in the anterior basolateral nucleus (BLa) of the mouse, including the localization of M2Rs in parvalbumin (PV) immunoreactive interneurons, using double-labeling immunoelectron microscopy...
June 16, 2017: Neuroscience
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