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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820937/impact-of-shell-thickness-on-photoluminescence-and-optical-activity-in-chiral-cdse-cds-core-shell-quantum-dots
#1
Finn Purcell-Milton, Anastasia K Visheratina, Vera A Kuznetsova, Aisling Ryan, Anna O Orlova, Yurii K Gun'ko
Core/Shell quantum dots (QDs) are of high scientific and technological importance as these nanomaterials have found a number of valuable applications. In this paper, we have investigated the dependence of optical activity and photoluminescence upon CdS shell thickness in a range of core-shell structured CdSe/CdS QDs capped with chiral ligands. For our study, five samples of CdSe/CdS were synthesised utilizing successive ion layer adsorption and reaction (SILAR) to vary the thickness of the CdS shell from 0...
August 18, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819726/population-pharmacokinetics-of-stiripentol-in-paediatric-patients-with-dravet-syndrome-treated-with-stiripentol-valproate-and-clobazam-combination-therapy
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Sophie Peigné, Stéphanie Chhun, Michel Tod, Elisabeth Rey, Christelle Rodrigues, Catherine Chiron, Gérard Pons, Vincent Jullien
AIM: The aim of this study was to describe the pharmacokinetics of stiripentol in children with Dravet syndrome and to determine the concentrations of stiripentol achieved in this population for the usual 25 mg/kg twice-daily dose. METHODS: Thirty-five children with epilepsy were included in a prospective population pharmacokinetic study (using MONOLIX software). Four blood samples were drawn per patient. Stiripentol area under the plasma concentration-time curve (AUC) values and trough concentrations were simulated for 7000 theoretical children weighing between 10 and 70 kg for the 25 mg/kg twice-daily dose...
August 17, 2017: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819670/mimicking-wettability-alterations-using-temperature-gradients-for-water-nanodroplets
#3
Chirodeep Bakli, Sree Hari P D, Suman Chakraborty
A sessile droplet or a film usually moves from hotter regions to colder regions, due to variations in interfacial tension. This, known as the so-called Marangoni effect, is true for most pure liquids like water for which the surface tension decreases with an increase in temperature. In stark contrast to this existing understanding, we bring forth the coupled effect of wettability and temperature gradients on the dynamics of the three-phase contact line. By simultaneously tracking the dynamic evolution of the three-phase contact line due to the evaporation and diffusion of molecules through molecular dynamics simulations, we explore the coterminous effects of the change of surface tension coefficients and wetting parameters with temperature on sessile droplets residing on surfaces with different wettabilities...
August 18, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815015/exploring-the-definition-of-%C3%A2-acute%C3%A2-neck-pain-a-prospective-cohort-observational-study-comparing-the-outcomes-of-chiropractic-patients-with-0-2%C3%A2-weeks-2-4%C3%A2-weeks-and-4-12%C3%A2-weeks-of-symptoms
#4
Luana Nyirö, Cynthia K Peterson, B Kim Humphreys
BACKGROUND: Neck pain is a common complaint in chiropractic patients. Amongst other baseline variables, numerous studies identify duration of symptoms as a strong predictor of outcome in neck pain patients. The usual time frame used for 'acute' onset of pain is between 0 and 4 weeks. However, the appropriateness of this time frame has been challenged for chiropractic low back pain patients. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to compare outcomes in neck pain patients with 0-2 vs 2-4 and 4-12 weeks of symptoms undergoing chiropractic treatment...
2017: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815014/the-relationship-between-intolerance-of-uncertainty-in-chiropractic-students-and-their-treatment-intervention-choices
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Stanley I Innes, Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde, Bruce F Walker
BACKGROUND: Psychological factors, such as intolerance of uncertainty (IU), have been shown to impact on the quality of medical care. However, this psychological measure has not been studied in the chiropractic profession. Our objective was to investigate if higher levels of IU in chiropractic students were related to poor choices of management in specific clinical scenarios. Also, we sought to investigate if levels of IU were related to students' intentions to adopt a prescriptive chiropractic technique system and evaluate their levels of self-belief...
2017: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812751/hydrogen-bonded-rosettes-comprising-%C3%AF-conjugated-systems-as-building-blocks-for-functional-one-dimensional-assemblies
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Bimalendu Adhikari, Xu Lin, Mitsuaki Yamauchi, Hayato Ouchi, Keisuke Aratsu, Shiki Yagai
Hydrogen-bonded supermacrocycles (rosettes) are attractive disk-shaped noncovalent synthons for extended functional columnar nanoassemblies. They can serve not only as noncovalent monomer units for supramolecular polymers and discrete oligomers in a dilute solution but also as constituent entities for soft matters such as gels and lyotropic/thermotropic liquid crystals. However, what are the merits of using supramolecular rosettes instead of using expanded π-conjugated covalent molecules? This review covers the self-assembly of photochemically and electrochemically active π-conjugated molecules through the formation of supramolecular rosettes via directional complementary multiple hydrogen-bonding interactions...
August 16, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812602/prenatal-development-supports-a-single-origin-of-laryngeal-echolocation-in-bats
#7
Zhe Wang, Tengteng Zhu, Huiling Xue, Na Fang, Junpeng Zhang, Libiao Zhang, Jian Pang, Emma C Teeling, Shuyi Zhang
Bat laryngeal echolocation is considered as one of the most complex and diverse modes of auditory sensory perception in animals and its evolutionary history has been the cause of many scientific controversies in the past two decades. To date, the majority of scientific evidence supports that bats (Chiroptera) are divided into two subordinal groups: Yinpterochiroptera, containing the laryngeal echolocating superfamily Rhinolophidae as sister taxa to the non-laryngeal echolocating family Pteropodidae; and Yangochiroptera, containing all other laryngeal echolocating lineages...
January 9, 2017: Nature ecology & evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805956/morphology-and-postnatal-development-of-lower-hindlimbs-in-desmodus-rotundus-chiroptera-phyllostomidae-a-comparative-study
#8
Nicolás Reyes-Amaya, Adriana Jerez, David Flores
The hindlimbs in bats are functionally adapted to serve as a hook to attach to the mother from birth, and to roost during independent life. Although bats exhibit different terrestrial locomotion capabilities involving hindlimbs, hindlimb morphology and postnatal development have been poorly studied. We describe in detail the postnatal development and bone morphology of hindlimbs of the nimble walker vampire bat, Desmodus rotundus, and compare adult characters with the insectivorous Molossus molossus (erratic walker) and the frugivorous Artibeus lituratus (non-walker)...
August 14, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805750/inositol-derivatives-and-phenolic-compounds-from-the-roots-of-taraxacum-coreanum
#9
Eun Jin Mo, Jong Hoon Ahn, Yang Hee Jo, Seon Beom Kim, Bang Yeon Hwang, Mi Kyeong Lee
In this study, the characterization of chemical constituents and biological activity of the roots of Taraxacum coreanum (Asteraceae) was attempted. Phytochemical investigation of the roots of T. coreanum led to the isolation of two new inositol derivatives, taraxinositols A (1) and B (2), and a new phenolic compound, taraxinol (16), together with twenty known compounds including four inositol derivatives, neo-inositol-1,4-bis (4-hydroxybenzeneacetate) (3), chiro-inositol-1,5-bis(4- hydroxybenzeneacetate) (4), chiro-inositol-2,3-bis (4-hydroxybenzeneacetate) (5) and chiro-inositol- 1,2,3-tris (4-hydroxybenzeneacetate) (6), nine phenolic compounds: p-hydroxybenzaldehyde (7), vanillin (8), syringaldehyde (9), vanillic acid (10), 4-methoxyphenylacetic acid (11), 4-hydroxy- phenylacetic acid methyl ester (12), optivanin (13), isoferulic acid (14) and dihydroconiferyl alcohol (15), four coumarins: nodakenetin (17), decursinol (18), prangol (19) and isobyakangelicin (20), and three lignans: syringaresinol-4'-O-β-d-glucoside (21), syringaresinol (22), and pinoresinol (23)...
August 14, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804631/the-influence-of-d-chiro-inositol-and-d-myo-inositol-in-pregnant-women-with-glucose-intolerance
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Domenico Dell'Edera, Francesca Sarlo, Arianna Allegretti, Francesca Simone, Maria Giovanna Lupo, Annunziata Anna Epifania
The aim of the present study was to demonstrate that the use of inositol and folic acid from the first trimester of pregnancy, counteracts the onset of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in women at risk, preserving the infants from macrosomia, hypoglycemia and preterm delivery. The authors collected data from the pregnant women at the laboratory (Unit of Cytogenic and Molecular Genetics), from January 2014 to April 2016, all with first trimester fasting plasma glucose (FPG) >92 mg/dl. A total of 40 women were treated with 250 mg/day D-chiro-inositol, 1...
August 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804617/-typical-chiropractic-patients-can-they-be-described-in-terms-of-recovery-patterns
#11
Iben Axén, Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde
BACKGROUND: Chiropractors expect the typical patient to recover fully or to improve quickly with treatment if relapses occur. However, a mismatch between expectations and outcome would have a negative effect on both the chiropractors' professional self-esteem and patients' satisfaction with care. The prevalence of three types of recovery patterns among patients with non-specific low back pain (LBP) was calculated: 1: A full sustained recovery. 2: Initial recovery, but with one or several relapses followed by a period of recovery...
2017: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803469/chiral-ceramic-nanoparticles-of-tungsten-oxide-and-peptide-catalysis
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Shuang Jiang, Mahshid Chekini, Zhi-Bei Qu, Yichun Wang, Aydan Yeltik, Yuangang Liu, Alex Kotlyar, Tianyong Zhang, Bin Li, Hilmi Volkan Demir, Nicholas A Kotov
The chirality of nanoparticles (NPs) and their assemblies has been investigated predominantly for noble metals and II-VI semiconductors. However, ceramic NPs represent the majority of nanoscale materials in Nature. The robustness and other innate properties of ceramics offer technological opportunities in catalysis, biomedical sciences, and optics. Here we report the preparation of chiral ceramic NPs, as represented by tungsten oxide hydrate, WO3-x·H2O, dispersed in ethanol. The chirality of the metal oxide core, with an average size of ca 1...
August 12, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801549/great-cormorants-phalacrocorax-carbo-as-potential-vectors-for-the-dispersal-of-vibrio-cholerae
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Sivan Laviad-Shitrit, Tidhar Lev-Ari, Gadi Katzir, Yehonatan Sharaby, Ido Izhaki, Malka Halpern
Vibrio cholerae is the cause of cholera, a devastating epidemic and pandemic disease. Despite its importance, the way of its global dissemination is unknown. V. cholerae is abundant in aquatic habitats and is known to be borne by copepods, chironomids and fishes. Our aim was to determine if fish-eating birds act as vectors in the spread of V. cholerae by consuming infected fish. We determined the existence of V. cholerae in the microbiome of 5/7 wild cormorants' intestine. In three of these V. cholerae-positive wild cormorants, the presence of a gene for cholera toxin (ctxA) was detected...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801412/health-practitioners-perceptions-of-adopting-clinical-prediction-rules-in-the-management-of-musculoskeletal-pain-a-qualitative-study-in-australia
#14
Joan Kelly, Michele Sterling, Trudy Rebbeck, Aila Nica Bandong, Andrew Leaver, Martin Mackey, Carrie Ritchie
OBJECTIVES: To investigate health practitioners' understanding and practice behaviours with regards to clinical prediction rules (CPRs) and explore their perceptions of adopting a new whiplash CPR. DESIGN: Qualitative study using six semistructured focus groups. SETTING: Primary and secondary care in New South Wales and Queensland, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: Physiotherapists (n=19), chiropractors (n=6) and osteopaths (n=3) were purposively sampled to include health practitioners who provide routine treatment to people with whiplash-associated disorders...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798406/medium-long-wavelength-sensitive-opsin-diversity-in-pitheciidae
#15
Vinicius D L R Goulart, Jean P Boubli, Robert J Young
New World primates feature a complex colour vision system. Most species have polymorphic colour vision where males have a dichromatic colour perception and females can be either dichromatic or trichromatic. The adaptive value of high allelic diversity of opsins, a light sensitive protein, found in primates' eyes remains unknown. Studies revealing the allelic diversity are important as they shed light on our understanding of the adaptive value of differences in the colouration of species and their ecologies...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795713/circularly-polarized-laser-emission-in-optically-active-organic-dye-solutions
#16
Luis Cerdán, Florencio Moreno, Mizuki Johnson, Gilles Muller, Santiago de la Moya, Inmaculada García-Moreno
The generation of circularly polarized laser emission (CPLE) in photonic devices has attracted increasing attention due to the prospects of using CP light in displaying technologies or advanced microscopies. Organic systems excel as laser materials across the whole visible spectrum, and despite many of them displaying circularly polarized luminescence (CPL), none have been shown thus far to amplify their own CPL, let alone generate CPLE. Consequently, there is still a need to find alternative CPLE organic devices...
August 10, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794899/an-extended-model-for-culture-dependent-heterogenous-gene-expression-and-proliferation-dynamics-in-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells
#17
Simon Godwin, Daniel Ward, Elisa Pedone, Martin Homer, Alexander G Fletcher, Lucia Marucci
During development, pluripotency is a transient state describing a cell's ability to give rise to all three germ layers and germline. Recent studies have shown that, in vitro, pluripotency is highly dynamic: exogenous stimuli provided to cultures of mouse embryonic stem cells, isolated from pre-implantation blastocysts, significantly affect the spectrum of pluripotency. 2i/LIF, a recently defined serum-free medium, forces mouse embryonic stem cells into a ground-state of pluripotency, while serum/LIF cultures promote the co-existence of ground-like and primed-like mouse embryonic stem cell subpopulations...
2017: NPJ Systems Biology and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792516/profound-and-pervasive-degradation-of-madagascar-s-freshwater-wetlands-and-links-with-biodiversity
#18
Andrew J Bamford, Felix Razafindrajao, Richard P Young, Geoff M Hilton
Reflecting a global trend, freshwater wetlands in Madagascar have received little conservation or research attention. Madagascar is a global conservation priority due to its high level of species endemism but most work has focused on protecting forests. For the first time, we investigated the state of wetlands across the country to determine the effects of human disturbance. We conducted a rapid survey of 37 wetlands, using waterbirds and benthic invertebrates as ecological indicators. We recorded nine variables relating to human disturbance, revealing widespread wetland destruction...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792106/helicity-dependent-regiodifferentiation-in-the-excited-state-quenching-and-chiroptical-properties-of-inward-outward-helical-coumarins
#19
Arindam Mukhopadhyay, Tousif Hossen, Indrajit Ghosh, Apurba Lal Koner, Werner M Nau, Kalyanasis Sahu, Narasimha Jarugu Moorthy
Influence of helicity on the excited-state as well as chiroptical properties of two sets of regiohelical coumarins that are differentiated by 'inward' and 'outward' disposition of the pyran-2-one ring has been investigated. A subtle difference in the helicities manifests in divergent excited-state properties and significant differences in the dipole moments. The latter permit heretofore unprecedented regiodifferentiation in the O-H···O hydrogen bond-assisted electron-transfer quenching by phenols. Furthermore, the enantiopure hexahelical coumarins exhibit strong Cotton effects and lend themselves to a very high differentiation in the specific rotations and anisotropic dissymmetry factors...
August 9, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791338/fabrication-of-chiroptically-switchable-films-via-co-gelation-of-a-small-chiral-gelator-with-an-achiral-azobenzene-containing-polymer
#20
Dong Yang, Li Zhang, Lu Yin, Yin Zhao, Wei Zhang, Minghua Liu
Helical polymers are widely found in nature and synthetic functional materials. Although a number of elaborate strategies have been developed to endow polymers with helicity through either covalent bonds or supramolecular techniques, it still remains a challenge to get the desired helical polymers with controlled handedness in an easy but effective manner. In this study, we report an easily accessible gelation-guided self-assembly system where the chirality of a gelator can be easily transferred to an achiral azobenzene-containing polymer during gelation...
August 9, 2017: Soft Matter
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