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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454384/new-applications-of-the-acridine-orange-fluorescence-staining-method-screening-for-circulating-tumor-cells
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Min Liu, Ruizhe Li, Yang Tang, Jiwu Chang, Rong Han, Shumin Zhang, Ning Jiang, Fuling Ma
The aim of the present study was to explore use of the acridine orange fluorescence (AO-F) staining method for screening of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) patients. The AO-F positive staining rate of live and dead tumor cells was calculated. The positive staining rate in the live group was 93.4±3.0%, while the dead group failed to emit specific fluorescence. A known number of tumor cells were added to peripheral blood, and the detection sensitivity of the four groups (50, 100, 200 and 500 cells/tube) was 10...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454185/patella-dislocation-in-children-and-adolescents
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Sven Höhne, Kristina Gerlach, Lars Irlenbusch, Mathias Schulz, Christian Kunze, Rainer Finke
Introduction Patellar dislocation is one of the commonest knee injuries in adolescents. Although treatment usually leads to good results, the influence of anatomical and functional factors on therapeutic strategy has been underestimated, especially in cases of recurrence. Patients and Methods The course of treatment has been analysed in 88 patients with 136 patellar dislocations. The importance of anatomical conditions was studied using X-ray and MRI findings. The treatment results were critically evaluated in comparison with current recommendations...
April 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454179/simple-effective-medium-approximation-with-rayleigh-scattering
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Ashfaqul Anwar Siraji, Yang Zhao
We present a simple analytical effective medium approximation (EMA) that can account for finite-sized and interacting inclusions in the Rayleigh scattering regime. The polarizability of an individual inclusion is calculated using the Mie solution and net polarizability is formed, leading to effective parameters. The Mie coefficients are expanded into polynomials and curtailed to the sixth order, which is accurate in the Rayleigh regime. Results obtained using the developed models are compared with experimental results and existing EMAs...
May 1, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454160/spectral-selectivity-in-optical-fiber-capillary-dye-lasers
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Esmaeil Mobini, Behnam Abaie, Mostafa Peysokhan, Arash Mafi
We explore the spectral properties of a capillary dye laser in the highly multimode regime. Our experiments indicate that the spectral behavior of the laser does not conform to a simple Fabry-Perot (FP) analysis; rather, it is strongly dictated by a Vernier resonant mechanism involving multiple modes, which propagate with different group velocities. The laser operates over a very broad spectral range and the Vernier effect gives rise to a free spectral range, which is orders of magnitude larger than that expected from a simple FP mechanism...
May 1, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454136/laser-writing-of-nonlinear-optical-properties-in-silver-doped-phosphate-glass
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E O Smetanina, B Chimier, Y Petit, A Royon, T Cardinal, L Canioni, G Duchateau
The formation of both local second- and third-harmonic generations (SHG and THG) induced by a train of femtosecond laser pulses in silver-doped phosphate glasses is addressed. Based on modeling calculations, including various diffusion and kinetic processes, THG is shown to result from the formation of silver clusters. The latter organize into a ring-shape structure, leading to the emergence of a static electric field. By breaking the glass centro-symmetry, this field gives rise to a local effective second-order susceptibility, inducing SHG...
May 1, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454123/sensitivity-and-specificity-of-the-modified-balance-error-scoring-system-in-concussed-collegiate-student-athletes
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Thomas A Buckley, Barry A Munkasy, Brandy P Clouse
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of the modified Balance Error Scoring System (mBESS) compared with the Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) in an acutely concussed population. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: University athletic training room. PATIENTS: Thirty-five collegiate student-athletes (18 Female, 18.9 ± 0.8 year old, height: 1.71 ± 0.12 m, weight: 76.3 ± 24.1 kg) with diagnosed concussions and baseline BESS/mBESS tests...
April 27, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454104/rna-sequencing-based-cell-proliferation-analysis-across-19-cancers-identifies-a-subset-of-proliferation-informative-cancers-with-a-common-survival-signature
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Ryne C Ramaker, Brittany N Lasseigne, Andrew A Hardigan, Laura Palacio, David S Gunther, Richard M Myers, Sara J Cooper
Despite advances in cancer diagnosis and treatment strategies, robust prognostic signatures remain elusive in most cancers. Cell proliferation has long been recognized as a prognostic marker in cancer, but the generation of comprehensive, publicly available datasets allows examination of the links between cell proliferation and cancer characteristics such as mutation rate, stage, and patient outcomes. Here we explore the role of cell proliferation across 19 cancers (n = 6,581 patients) by using tissue-based RNA sequencing data from The Cancer Genome Atlas Project and calculating a 'proliferative index' derived from gene expression associated with Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen (PCNA) levels...
April 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454089/p-akt-as-a-potential-poor-prognostic-factor-for-gastric-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Fang Cao, Cong Zhang, Wei Han, Xiao-Jiao Gao, Jun Ma, Yong-Wei Hu, Xing Gu, Hou-Zhong Ding, Li-Xia Zhu, Qin Liu
To understand the relationship between p-Akt expression and the prognosis of patients with gastric cancer, we searched six databases, Pubmed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, CNKI, Wanfang and CBM for relevant articles in order to conduct this metaanalysis. The pooled hazard ratios and corresponding 95%CI of overall survival were calculated to evaluate the prognostic value of p-Akt expression in patients with gastric cancer. With 2261 patients combined from 13 available studies, the pooled HR showed a poor prognosis in patients with gastric cancer in the univariate analysis (HR=1...
April 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454078/new-complexes-of-cu-ii-with-dipicolinate-and-pyridyl-based-ligands-an-experimental-and-dft-approach
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Florencia Luzardo, Natalia Álvarez, Carlos Kremer, Andrea S S de Camargo, Jorge S Gancheff
The three novel mononuclear copper(II) complexes with dipicolinate and pyridyl-based ligands [Cu(dipic)(L)(OH2)] (L=4-picoline, vinylpyridine, 4-styrylpyridine; dipic(2-)=dipicolinate) were afforded and structurally characterized. X-ray diffraction studies accounted for slight distorted square-pyramidal structures in which the dianion dipic(2-) acts as a tridentate ligand in a mer-fashion, the N-donor species occupy an in-plane position, and a water molecule was detected apically coordinated. To assess the effect of the nature of the pyridyl-substituent (para position) on electronic properties, other complexes were also synthesized: [Cu(dipic)(py)(OH2)], [{Cu(dipic)(OH2)}2(μ-pyz)] and [{Cu(dipic)(OH2)}(μ-pypy){Cu(dipic)}] (py=pyridine, pyz=pyrazine, pypy=(E)-1,2-bis(pyridine-4-yl)ethane)...
April 8, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454073/low-temperature-raman-spectra-of-the-2-%C3%AE-methylbenzylamino-5-nitropyridine-crystal
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G S Pinheiro, M N G Ferreira Júnior, A O Dos Santos, P T C Freire, J A Lima, C E S Nogueira, L P Cardoso, J N Sherwood, C M R Remédios
The polar organic 2-(α-methylbenzylamino)-5-nitropyridine crystal (MBANP) has been studied by Raman spectroscopy at low temperatures (from 300 to 10K). The effect of temperature change on the vibrational spectrum is discussed with the aid of DFT calculations. The behavior of the Raman spectra indicates that MBANP molecules present a different conformation at low temperatures associated with the rotation of the phenyl and pyridine rings. Temperature-dependent X-ray measurements and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) analysis were utilized as complementary techniques to investigate the structural stability of MBANP crystal...
April 20, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454050/forensic-genetic-analyses-in-isolated-populations-with-examples-of-central-european-valachs-and-roma
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REVIEW
Edvard Ehler, Daniel Vanek
Isolated populations present a constant threat to the correctness of forensic genetic casework. In this review article we present several examples of how analyzing samples from isolated populations can bias the results of the forensic statistics and analyses. We select our examples from isolated populations from central and southeastern Europe, namely the Valachs and the European Roma. We also provide the reader with general strategies and principles to improve the laboratory practice (best practice) and reporting of samples from supposedly isolated populations...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454034/immobilization-of-phenanthrene-onto-gemini-surfactant-modified-sepiolite-at-solid-aqueous-interface-equilibrium-thermodynamic-and-kinetic-studies
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Shan Zhao, Guohe Huang, Sen Mu, Chunjiang An, Xiujuan Chen
The immobilization of phenanthrene from aqueous phase onto natural and gemini surfactant modified sepiolite was investigated with respect to contact time, pH, ionic strength and temperature. The surface modification was examined through FT-IR characterization, SEM technique, and the thermogravimetric analysis. The maximum sorption capacity of phenanthrene on modified sepiolite was 95.15μgg(-1) with initial PHE concentration 1.0mgL(-1), temperature 293K, pH7, and ionic strength 1M. The corresponding PHE removal efficiency was higher than 95%...
April 25, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454019/adsorption-of-carbon-dots-onto-al2o3-in-aqueous-experimental-and-theoretical-studies
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Xia Liu, Jiaxing Li, Xiaohua Wu, Zhi Zeng, Xianlong Wang, Tasawar Hayat, Xiaodong Zhang
Increasing interests in carbon dots (CDs) research resulted in the increased production of CDs and the risk to be released into the environment, including surface water and groundwater. To assess the environmental behavior of CDs, the stability of CDs in aqueous solutions were first examined by different environmental conditions, followed by the systematic investigation of the adsorption behaviors of CDs onto Al2O3 surface. Electrostatic interactions were considered as the dominant forces in CDs adsorption onto Al2O3 process, which were further confirmed by controlling experiments as compared with other minerals or oxides, such as montmorillonite, kaolinite and SiO2...
April 25, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454018/chemical-characteristic-of-pm2-5-emission-and-inhalational-carcinogenic-risk-of-domestic-chinese-cooking
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Nan Zhang, Bin Han, Fei He, Jia Xu, Ruojie Zhao, Yujuan Zhang, Zhipeng Bai
To illustrate chemical characteristic of PM2.5 emission and assess inhalational carcinogenic risk of domestic Chinese cooking, 5 sets of duplicate cooking samples were collected, using the most used 5 types of oil. The mass abundance of 14 elements, 5 water-soluble ions, organic carbon (OC), elemental carbon (EC) and 11 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were calculated; the signature and diagnostic ratio of cooking in the domestic kitchen were analyzed; and carcinogenic risks of heavy metals and PAHs via inhalation were assessed in two scenarios...
April 25, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454006/bioanode-as-a-limiting-factor-to-biocathode-performance-in-microbial-electrolysis-cells
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Swee Su Lim, Eileen Hao Yu, Wan Ramli Wan Daud, Byung Hong Kim, Keith Scott
The bioanode is important for a microbial electrolysis cell (MEC) and its robustness to maintain its catalytic activity affects the performance of the whole system. Bioanodes enriched at a potential of +0.2V (vs. standard hydrogen electrode) were able to sustain their oxidation activity when the anode potential was varied from -0.3 up to +1.0V. Chronoamperometric test revealed that the bioanode produced peak current density of 0.36A/m(2) and 0.37A/m(2) at applied potential 0 and +0.6V, respectively. Meanwhile hydrogen production at the biocathode was proportional to the applied potential, in the range from -0...
March 24, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453989/recovery-of-lithium-from-the-effluent-obtained-in-the-process-of-spent-lithium-ion-batteries-recycling
#16
Xueyi Guo, Xiao Cao, Guoyong Huang, Qinghua Tian, Hongyu Sun
A novel process of lithium recovery as lithium ion sieve from the effluent obtained in the process of spent lithium-ion batteries recycling is developed. Through a two-stage precipitation process using Na2CO3 and Na3PO4 as precipitants, lithium is recovered as raw Li2CO3 and pure Li3PO4, respectively. Under the best reaction condition (both the amounts of Na2CO3 and Li3PO4vs. the theoretical ones are about 1.1), the corresponding recovery rates of lithium (calculated based on the concentration of the previous stage) are 74...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453966/psychotherapy-for-depression-among-advanced-incurable-cancer-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Toru Okuyama, Tatsuo Akechi, Lisa Mackenzie, Toshi A Furukawa
BACKGROUND: There is a high prevalence of depressive disorder and depressive symptoms among advanced, incurable cancer patients. Patients commonly report a preference for non-pharmacological treatments such as psychotherapy over pharmacological treatments for depression. The objective of this review was to investigate the effectiveness of psychotherapy for the treatment of depression in people with advanced, incurable cancer via a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS: We searched research databases and clinical trial registries for studies published prior to June 2015...
April 11, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453939/all-atom-molecular-dynamics-simulations-of-peptide-amphiphile-assemblies-that-spontaneously-form-twisted-and-helical-ribbon-structures
#18
Cheng-Tsung Lai, Nathaniel L Rosi, George C Schatz
Self-assembly of peptide amphiphiles (PAs) has been an active research area as the assemblies can be programmed into various shaped nanostructures. Although cylindrical micelles are common structures, gold-binding peptide conjugates PEPAu can self-assemble into chiral nanofibers with single or double helices. When gold nanoparticles bind to the helices, the resulting chiral nanoparticle assemblies have a collective plasmonic circular dichroism signal that can serve as nanoscale circular polarizers or chiroptical sensors...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453938/simulated-force-quench-dynamics-shows-gb1-protein-is-not-a-two-state-folder
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Ronen Berkovich, Jagannath Mondal, Inga Paster, Bruce J Berne
Single molecule force spectroscopy is a useful technique for investigating mechanically induced protein unfolding and refolding under reduced forces by monitoring the end-to-end distance of the protein, Ree. The data is often interpreted via a "two-state" model based on the assumption that Ree alone is a good reaction coordinate and the thermodynamic behavior is then ascribed to the free energy as a function of this one reaction coordinate. In this paper, we determined the free energy surface (PMF) of GB1 protein from atomistic simulations in explicit solvent under different applied forces as a function of two collective variables (Ree, and the fraction of native contacts ρ)...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453934/generalized-self-energy-embedding-theory
#20
Tran Nguyen Lan, Dominika Zgid
Ab initio quantum chemistry calculations for systems with large active spaces are noto- riously difficult and cannot be successfully tackled by standard methods. In this letter, we generalize a Green's function QM/QM embedding method called self-energy embedding the- ory (SEET) that has the potential to be successfully employed to treat large active spaces. In generalized SEET, active orbitals are grouped into intersecting groups of few orbitals allowing us to perform multiple parallel calculations yielding results comparable to the full active space treatment...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
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