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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335862/modeling-infectious-diseases-in-the-context-of-a-developing-immune-system
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Samrah Masud, Vincenzo Torraca, Annemarie H Meijer
Zebrafish has been used for over a decade to study the mechanisms of a wide variety of inflammatory disorders and infections, with models ranging from bacterial, viral, to fungal pathogens. Zebrafish has been especially relevant to study the differentiation, specialization, and polarization of the two main innate immune cell types, the macrophages and the neutrophils. The optical accessibility and the early appearance of myeloid cells that can be tracked with fluorescent labels in zebrafish embryos and the ability to use genetics to selectively ablate or expand immune cell populations have permitted studying the interaction between infection, development, and metabolism...
2017: Current Topics in Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332821/chiral-plasmonic-nanochains-via-the-self-assembly-of-gold-nanorods-and-helical-glutathione-oligomers-facilitated-by-cetyltrimethylammonium-bromide-micelles
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Jun Lu, Yi-Xin Chang, Ning-Ning Zhang, Ying Wei, Ai-Ju Li, Jia Tai, Yao Xue, Zhao-Yi Wang, Yang Yang, Li Zhao, Zhong-Yuan Lu, Kun Liu
Gold nanorods are excellent anisotropic building blocks for plasmonic chiral nanostructures. The near-infrared plasmonic band of nanorods makes them highly desirable for biomedical applications such as chiral bioimaging and sensing, in which a strong circular dichroism (CD) signal is required. Chiral assemblies of gold nanorods induced by self-associating peptides are especially attractive for this purpose as they exhibit plasmonic-enhanced chiroptical activity. Here, we showed that the presence of cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) micelles in a gold nanorod solution promoted the self-association of l-/d-glutathione (GSH) and significantly enhanced the chirality of the resulting plasmonic nanochains...
March 23, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324609/optical-coherence-microscopy
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Rainer A Leitgeb
The present chapter aims at demonstrating the capabilities of optical coherence microscopy (OCM) for applications in biomedical imaging. We furthermore review the functional imaging capabilities of OCM focusing on lable-free optical angiography. We conclude with a section on digital wavefront control and a short outlook on future developments, in particular for contrast enhancement techniques.
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323107/comparative-in-vitro-study-of-single-and-four-layer-graphene-oxide-nanoflakes-cytotoxicity-and-cellular-uptake
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Magdalena Peruzynska, Krzysztof Cendrowski, Martyna Barylak, Marta Tkacz, Katarzyna Piotrowska, Mateusz Kurzawski, Ewa Mijowska, Marek Drozdzik
In recent years, graphene and its derivatives have been extensively investigated because of their unique properties, which can be used in many fields including biomedical applications. Therefore, detailed biological study is required. In the current paper the detailed toxicological studies on single and four layer graphene oxide (GO) nanoflakes is presented. The morphology and size of the nanomaterials were characterized via atomic force microscopy. Cytotoxicity, proliferation and internalization study were performed using various methods, including optical, confocal and Raman microscopy imaging, flow cytometry analysis, colorimetric and luminescent cell assays...
March 17, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319255/introduction-to-biomedical-optical-imaging
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Guillermo J Tearney, Dongkyun Kang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 20, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318310/comparison-of-maxim-and-sedia-limiting-antigen-assay-performance-for-measuring-hiv-incidence
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Katherine E Schlusser, Jacob Konikoff, Allison R Kirkpatrick, Charles Morrison, Tsungai Chipato, Pai-Lien Chen, Marshall Munjoma, Susan H Eshleman, Oliver Laeyendecker
Accurate methods for cross-sectional incidence estimation are needed for HIV prevention research. The Limiting Antigen Avidity (LAg-Avidity) assay has been marketed by two vendors, Maxim Biomedical and Sedia BioSciences Corporation. Performance differences between the two versions of the assay are unknown. We tested a total 1,410 treatment-naive samples with both versions of the assay. The samples came from 176 seroconverters from the Zimbabwe Hormonal Contraception and HIV Study. The correlation between the two versions of the assay was 0...
March 20, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318240/ppm-detection-of-alcohol-vapors-via-metal-organic-framework-functionalized-surface-plasmon-resonance-sensors
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Wouter Vandezande, Kris P F Janssen, Filip Delport, Rob Ameloot, Dirk E De Vos, Jeroen Lammertyn, Maarten B J Roeffaers
The development of novel molecular sieves opens opportunities in the development of more sensitive analytical devices. In this paper, metal organic frameworks (MOFs), specifically ZIF-8 and ZIF-93, are grown on fiber optic based surface plasmon resonance (FO-SPR) sensors. FO-SPR has enabled sensitive sensing capabilities in biomedical settings and the addition of a MOF coating opens the way for the sensing of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in gaseous media. FO-SPR probes were homogeneously functionalized with ZIF-8 and ZIF-93 in each case using two different precursor solutions to obtain a sequential nucleation and growth phase...
March 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304023/peptide-functionalized-gold-nanoparticles-versatile-biomaterials-for-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-applications
#8
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Jingyi Zong, Steven L Cobb, Neil R Cameron
Colloidal gold solutions have been used for centuries in a wide variety of applications including staining glass and in the colouring of ceramics. More recently, gold nanoparticles (GNPs) have been studied extensively due to their interesting size-dependent electronic and optical properties. GNPs can be functionalized easily with biomolecules that contain thiols, amines, or even phosphine moieties. For example, the reaction of thiol-containing peptides with GNPs has been used extensively to prepare novel hybrid materials for biomedical applications...
March 17, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303936/all-passive-pixel-super-resolution-of-time-stretch-imaging
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Antony C S Chan, Ho-Cheung Ng, Sharat C V Bogaraju, Hayden K H So, Edmund Y Lam, Kevin K Tsia
Based on image encoding in a serial-temporal format, optical time-stretch imaging entails a stringent requirement of state-of-the-art fast data acquisition unit in order to preserve high image resolution at an ultrahigh frame rate - hampering the widespread utilities of such technology. Here, we propose a pixel super-resolution (pixel-SR) technique tailored for time-stretch imaging that preserves pixel resolution at a relaxed sampling rate. It harnesses the subpixel shifts between image frames inherently introduced by asynchronous digital sampling of the continuous time-stretch imaging process...
March 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295909/optical-and-magnetic-properties-of-fe-nanoparticles-fabricated-by-fs-laser-ablation-in-organic-and-inorganic-solvents
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Jesica María José Santillán, David Muñeton Arboleda, Diego Coral, Marcela Fernández van Raap, Diego Muraca, Daniel Carlos Schinca, Lucía Beatriz Scaffardi
Magnetic nanoparticles have attracted much interest due to their broad applications in biomedical and pollutant remediation areas. In this paper, we study the optical, magnetic and structural characteristics of colloids produced by ultrashort pulsed laser ablation of a solid Fe target immersed in four different media: HPLC water, trisodium citrate aqueous solution, acetone and ethanol. Optical extinction spectroscopy reveals an absorption band in the UV region for all solvents except acetone, differing from what is obtained with ns lasers...
March 12, 2017: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287598/insights-into-the-interactions-of-amino-acids-and-peptides-with-inorganic-materials-using-single-molecule-force-spectroscopy
#11
Priyadip Das, Tal Duanias-Assaf, Meital Reches
The interactions between proteins or peptides and inorganic materials lead to several interesting processes. For example, combining proteins with minerals leads to the formation of composite materials with unique properties. In addition, the undesirable process of biofouling is initiated by the adsorption of biomolecules, mainly proteins, on surfaces. This organic layer is an adhesion layer for bacteria and allows them to interact with the surface. Understanding the fundamental forces that govern the interactions at the organic-inorganic interface is therefore important for many areas of research and could lead to the design of new materials for optical, mechanical and biomedical applications...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283990/cerenkov-luminescence-imaging-physics-principles-and-potential-applications-in-biomedical-sciences
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REVIEW
Esther Ciarrocchi, Nicola Belcari
Cerenkov luminescence imaging (CLI) is a novel imaging modality to study charged particles with optical methods by detecting the Cerenkov luminescence produced in tissue. This paper first describes the physical processes that govern the production and transport in tissue of Cerenkov luminescence. The detectors used for CLI and their most relevant specifications to optimize the acquisition of the Cerenkov signal are then presented, and CLI is compared with the other optical imaging modalities sharing the same data acquisition and processing methods...
December 2017: EJNMMI Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280325/novel-route-synthesis-of-porous-and-solid-gold-nanoparticles-for-investigating-their-comparative-performance-as-contrast-agent-in-computed-tomography-scan-and-effect-on-liver-and-kidney-function
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Farooq Aziz, Ayesha Ihsan, Aalia Nazir, Ishaq Ahmad, Sadia Zafar Bajwa, Asma Rehman, Abdoulaye Diallo, Waheed S Khan
Gold nanoparticles (GNPs) with dimension in the range of 1-100 nm have a prominent role in a number of biomedical applications like imaging, drug delivery, and cancer therapy owing to their unique optical features and biocompatibility. In this work, we report a novel technique for the synthesis of two types of GNPs namely porous gold nanoparticles (PGNPs) and solid gold nanoparticles (SGNPs). PGNPs of size 35 nm were fabricated by reduction of gold (III) solution with lecithin followed by addition of L-ascorbic acid and tri-sodium citrate, whereas SGNPs with a dimension of 28 nm were prepared by reflux method using lecithin as a single reducing agent...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275728/assembly-of-mesoscale-helices-with-near-unity-enantiomeric-excess-and-light-matter-interactions-for-chiral-semiconductors
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Wenchun Feng, Ji-Young Kim, Xinzhi Wang, Heather A Calcaterra, Zhibei Qu, Louisa Meshi, Nicholas A Kotov
Semiconductors with chiral geometries at the nanoscale and mesoscale provide a rich materials platform for polarization optics, photocatalysis, and biomimetics. Unlike metallic and organic optical materials, the relationship between the geometry of chiral semiconductors and their chiroptical properties remains, however, vague. Homochiral ensembles of semiconductor helices with defined geometries open the road to understanding complex relationships between geometrical parameters and chiroptical properties of semiconductor materials...
March 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275557/a-quantitative-framework-for-the-analysis-of-multimodal-optical-microscopy-images
#15
Andrew J Bower, Benjamin Chidester, Joanne Li, Youbo Zhao, Marina Marjanovic, Eric J Chaney, Minh N Do, Stephen A Boppart
BACKGROUND: Multimodal optical microscopy, a set of imaging techniques based on unique, yet complementary contrast mechanisms and spatially and temporally co-registered data acquisition, has emerged as a powerful biomedical tool. However, the analysis of the dense, high-dimensional datasets acquired by these instruments remains mostly qualitative and restricted to analysis of each modality individually. METHODS: Using a custom-built multimodal nonlinear optical microscope, high dimensional datasets were acquired for automated classification of functional cell states as well as identification of histopathological features in tissues slices...
February 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271009/label-free-cell-substrate-adhesion-imaging-on-plasmonic-nanocup-arrays
#16
L P Hackett, S Seo, S Kim, L L Goddard, G L Liu
Cell adhesion is a crucial biological and biomedical parameter defining cell differentiation, cell migration, cell survival, and state of disease. Because of its importance in cellular function, several tools have been developed in order to monitor cell adhesion in response to various biochemical and mechanical cues. However, there remains a need to monitor cell adhesion and cell-substrate separation with a method that allows real-time measurements on accessible equipment. In this article, we present a method to monitor cell-substrate separation at the single cell level using a plasmonic extraordinary optical transmission substrate, which has a high sensitivity to refractive index changes at the metal-dielectric interface...
February 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268367/bayesian-deconvolution-of-scanning-electron-microscopy-images-using-point-spread-function-estimation-and-non-local-regularization
#17
Joris Roels, Jan Aelterman, Jonas De Vylder, Hiep Luong, Yvan Saeys, Wilfried Philips
Microscopy is one of the most essential imaging techniques in life sciences. High-quality images are required in order to solve (potentially life-saving) biomedical research problems. Many microscopy techniques do not achieve sufficient resolution for these purposes, being limited by physical diffraction and hardware deficiencies. Electron microscopy addresses optical diffraction by measuring emitted or transmitted electrons instead of photons, yielding nanometer resolution. Despite pushing back the diffraction limit, blur should still be taken into account because of practical hardware imperfections and remaining electron diffraction...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260496/biomedical-applications-of-multifunctional-gold-based-nanocomposites
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REVIEW
L A Dykman, N G Khlebtsov
Active application of gold nanoparticles for various diagnostic and therapeutic purposes started in recent decades due to the emergence of new data on their unique optical and physicochemical properties. In addition to colloidal gold conjugates, growth in the number of publications devoted to the synthesis and application of multifunctional nanocomposites has occurred in recent years. This review considers the application in biomedicine of multifunctional nanoparticles that can be produced in three different ways...
December 2016: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257147/configurations-of-the-re-scan-confocal-microscope-rcm-for-biomedical-applications
#19
G M R DE Luca, E Desclos, R M P Breedijk, L Dolz-Edo, G J Smits, P Bielefeld, L Picavet, C P Fitzsimons, R Hoebe, E M M Manders
The new high-sensitive and high-resolution technique, Re-scan Confocal Microscopy (RCM), is based on a standard confocal microscope extended with a re-scan detection unit. The re-scan unit includes a pair of re-scanning mirrors that project the emission light onto a camera in a scanning manner. The signal-to-noise ratio of Re-scan Confocal Microscopy is improved by a factor of 4 compared to standard confocal microscopy and the lateral resolution of Re-scan Confocal Microscopy is 170 nm (compared to 240 nm for diffraction limited resolution, 488 nm excitation, 1...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256806/microfluidic-synthesis-of-nanohybrids
#20
REVIEW
Junmei Wang, Yujun Song
Nanohybrids composed of two or more components exhibit many distinct physicochemical properties and hold great promise for applications in optics, electronics, magnetics, new energy, environment protection, and biomedical engineering. Microfluidic systems exhibit many advantages due to their unique characteristics of narrow channels, variable length, controllable number of channels and multiple integrations. Particularly their spatial-temporarily splitting of the formation stages during nanomaterials formation along the microfluidic channels favors the online control of the reaction kinetic parameters and in situ tuning of the product properties...
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