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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731819/the-close-up-imager-onboard-the-esa-exomars-rover-objectives-description-operations-and-science-validation-activities
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Jean-Luc Josset, Frances Westall, Beda A Hofmann, John Spray, Charles Cockell, Stephan Kempe, Andrew D Griffiths, Maria Cristina De Sanctis, Luigi Colangeli, Detlef Koschny, Karl Föllmi, Eric Verrecchia, Larryn Diamond, Marie Josset, Emmanuelle J Javaux, Francesca Esposito, Matthew Gunn, Audrey L Souchon-Leitner, Tomaso R R Bontognali, Oleg Korablev, Suren Erkman, Gerhard Paar, Stephan Ulamec, Frédéric Foucher, Philippe Martin, Antoine Verhaeghe, Mitko Tanevski, Jorge L Vago
The Close-Up Imager (CLUPI) onboard the ESA ExoMars Rover is a powerful high-resolution color camera specifically designed for close-up observations. Its accommodation on the movable drill allows multiple positioning. The science objectives of the instrument are geological characterization of rocks in terms of texture, structure, and color and the search for potential morphological biosignatures. We present the CLUPI science objectives, performance, and technical description, followed by a description of the instrument's planned operations strategy during the mission on Mars...
June 2017: Astrobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731818/the-adron-rm-instrument-onboard-the-exomars-rover
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I G Mitrofanov, M L Litvak, S Y Nikiforov, I Jun, Y I Bobrovnitsky, D V Golovin, A S Grebennikov, F S Fedosov, A S Kozyrev, D I Lisov, A V Malakhov, M I Mokrousov, A B Sanin, V N Shvetsov, G N Timoshenko, T M Tomilina, V I Tret'yakov, A A Vostrukhin
This overview presents the physical principles, design, measurement capabilities, and summary of planned operations of the autonomous detector of radiation of neutrons onboard rover at Mars (ADRON-RM) on the surface of Mars. ADRON-RM is a Russian project selected for the joint European Space Agency-Roscosmos ExoMars 2020 landing mission. A compact passive neutron spectrometer, ADRON-RM, was designed to study the abundance and distribution of water and neutron absorption elements (such as Cl, Fe, and others) in the martian subsurface along the path of the ExoMars rover...
June 2017: Astrobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731817/infrared-spectrometer-for-exomars-a-mast-mounted-instrument-for-the-rover
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Oleg I Korablev, Yurii Dobrolensky, Nadezhda Evdokimova, Anna A Fedorova, Ruslan O Kuzmin, Sergei N Mantsevich, Edward A Cloutis, John Carter, Francois Poulet, Jessica Flahaut, Andrew Griffiths, Matthew Gunn, Nicole Schmitz, Javier Martín-Torres, Maria-Paz Zorzano, Daniil S Rodionov, Jorge L Vago, Alexander V Stepanov, Andrei Yu Titov, Nikita A Vyazovetsky, Alexander Yu Trokhimovskiy, Alexander G Sapgir, Yurii K Kalinnikov, Yurii S Ivanov, Alexei A Shapkin, Andrei Yu Ivanov
ISEM (Infrared Spectrometer for ExoMars) is a pencil-beam infrared spectrometer that will measure reflected solar radiation in the near infrared range for context assessment of the surface mineralogy in the vicinity of the ExoMars rover. The instrument will be accommodated on the mast of the rover and will be operated together with the panoramic camera (PanCam), high-resolution camera (HRC). ISEM will study the mineralogical and petrographic composition of the martian surface in the vicinity of the rover, and in combination with the other remote sensing instruments, it will aid in the selection of potential targets for close-up investigations and drilling sites...
June 2017: Astrobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728956/ataluren-in-patients-with-nonsense-mutation-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-act-dmd-a-multicentre-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-3-trial
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Craig M McDonald, Craig Campbell, Ricardo Erazo Torricelli, Richard S Finkel, Kevin M Flanigan, Nathalie Goemans, Peter Heydemann, Anna Kaminska, Janbernd Kirschner, Francesco Muntoni, Andrés Nascimento Osorio, Ulrike Schara, Thomas Sejersen, Perry B Shieh, H Lee Sweeney, Haluk Topaloglu, Már Tulinius, Juan J Vilchez, Thomas Voit, Brenda Wong, Gary Elfring, Hans Kroger, Xiaohui Luo, Joseph McIntosh, Tuyen Ong, Peter Riebling, Marcio Souza, Robert J Spiegel, Stuart W Peltz, Eugenio Mercuri
BACKGROUND: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a severe, progressive, and rare neuromuscular, X-linked recessive disease. Dystrophin deficiency is the underlying cause of disease; therefore, mutation-specific therapies aimed at restoring dystrophin protein production are being explored. We aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of ataluren in ambulatory boys with nonsense mutation DMD. METHODS: We did this multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial at 54 sites in 18 countries located in North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and Latin America...
July 17, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728061/qualifying-information-on-deaths-and-serious-injuries-caused-by-road-traffic-in-five-brazilian-capitals-using-record-linkage
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Polyana Maria Pimenta Mandacaru, Ana Lucia Andrade, Marli Souza Rocha, Fernanda Pinheiro Aguiar, Maria Sueli M Nogueira, Anne Marielle Girodo, Ana Amélia Galas Pedrosa, Vera Lídia Alves de Oliveira, Marta Maria Malheiros Alves, Lúcia Maria Miana M Paixão, Deborah Carvalho Malta, Marta Maria Alves Silva, Otaliba Libanio de Morais Neto
INTRODUCTION: Road traffic crashes (RTC) are an important public health problem, accounting for 1.2 million deaths per year worldwide. In Brazil, approximately 40,000 deaths caused by RTC occur every year, with different trends in the Federal Units. However, these figures may be even greater if health databases are linked to police records. In addition, the linkage procedure would make it possible to qualify information from the health and police databases, improving the quality of the data regarding underlying cause of death, cause of injury in hospital records, and injury severity...
July 17, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727859/space-flight-associated-neuro-ocular-syndrome
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Andrew G Lee, Thomas H Mader, C Robert Gibson, William Tarver
New and unique physiologic and pathologic systemic and neuro-ocular responses have been documented in astronauts during and after long-duration space flight. Although the precise cause remains unknown, space flight-associated neuro-ocular syndrome (SANS) has been adopted as an appropriate descriptive term. The Space Medicine Operations Division of the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has documented the variable occurrence of SANS in astronauts returning from long-duration space flight on the International Space Station...
July 20, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726354/high-performance-of-agaricus-blazei-fungus-for-the-biological-pre-treatment-of-elephant-grass
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Thais Dal Picolli, Kaliane Regalin Aver, Roselei Claudete Fontana, Marli Camassola
Biological pre-treatment seems to be promising being an eco-friendly process, with no inhibitor generated during the process. The potential for elephant grass pre-treatment with white degradation fungi Pleurotus ostreatus, Agaricus blazei, Lentinula edodes, Pleurotus citrinopileatus and Pleurotus djamor, in isolated or mixed cultures of these strains, was evaluated. The highest activities of enzymes involved in the degradation of lignocellulosic biomass (laccases, endoglucanases, xylanases and β-glucosidases) were observed for A...
July 20, 2017: Biotechnology Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725071/inferior-cava-vein-syndrome-and-heart-compression-due-to-a-giant-liver-cyst
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Pau Bosch Nicolau, José Luís Lázaro, Lluis Viladomiu, Xavier Merino Casabiel, Mar Riveiro-Barciela
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723969/matrixlysis-an-improved-sample-preparation-method-for-recovery-of-mycobacteria-from-animal-tissue-material
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Christoph Leth, Ashok Varadharajan, Patrick Mester, Marlis Fischaleck, Peter Rossmanith, Friedrich Schmoll, Maria Fink
Mycobacterium caprae, a member of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, is the main causative agent of bovine tuberculosis in alpine regions. Bacterial culture is the gold standard in bovine tuberculosis diagnostic but takes up to twelve weeks. This increases the time and costs for stocks affected with bovine tuberculosis. Hence this study focused on the implementation of a fast and precise mycobacterial detection method and compared it with currently used methods. Matrix lysis is a chemical lysis using high concentrations of urea to solubilize bovine and red deer tissue and was used to detect even smallest amounts or non-visible lesions of mycobacteria...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722308/spectroscopic-discrimination-of-diastereomeric-complexes-involving-an-axially-chiral-receptor
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Maurizio Speranza, Antonello Filippi, Caterina Fraschetti, Laura Guarcini, Costantino Zazza, Tadashi Ema
The IRMPD spectra of the ESI-formed proton-bound complexes between the axially chiral multifunctional macrocycle MaR and D- and L-phenylalanine (PD and PL) or D- and L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (DD and DL) have been recorded in the 2800-3700 cm-1 region. While the diastereomeric [MaR*H*PD]+ and [MaR*H*PL]+ complexes did not show any significant spectral differences, the spectrum of [MaR*H*DD]+ clearly diverged from that of its [MaR*H*DL]+ diastereomer. The comparison of the experimental spectra with the B3LYP/6-31G**-calculated harmonic vibrational frequencies of a number of stable structures points to the formation in the ESI source of very similar spectroscopically active structures with the protonated amino acid placed outside the flat cavity of the macrocycle and hydrogen-bonded at its O2 center...
July 19, 2017: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720832/deep-ocean-dissolved-organic-matter-reactivity-along-the-mediterranean-sea-does-size-matter
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Alba María Martínez-Pérez, Xosé Antón Álvarez-Salgado, Javier Arístegui, Mar Nieto-Cid
Despite of the major role ascribed to marine dissolved organic matter (DOM) in the global carbon cycle, the reactivity of this pool in the dark ocean is still poorly understood. Present hypotheses, posed within the size-reactivity continuum (SRC) and the microbial carbon pump (MCP) conceptual frameworks, need further empirical support. Here, we provide field evidence of the soundness of the SRC model. We sampled the high salinity core-of-flow of the Levantine Intermediate Water along its westward route through the entire Mediterranean Sea...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720189/enhancing-the-meaningfulness-of-work-for-astronauts-on-long-duration-space-exploration-missions
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Thomas W Britt, Anton Sytine, Ashley Brady, Russ Wilkes, Rebecca Pittman, Kristen Jennings, Kandice Goguen
INTRODUCTION: Numerous authors have identified the stressors likely to be encountered on long duration space exploration missions (e.g., to Mars), including the possibility of significant crises, separation from family, boredom/monotony, and interpersonal conflict. Although many authors have noted that meaningful work may be beneficial for astronauts on these missions, none have detailed the sources of meaningful work for astronauts and how these sources may differ between astronauts...
August 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720182/ground-reaction-forces-during-reduced-gravity-running-in-parabolic-flight
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Peter Cavanagh, Andrea Rice, Molly Glauberman, Amanda Sudduth, Arien Cherones, Shane Davis, Michael Lewis, Andrea Hanson, Grier Wilt
BACKGROUND: Treadmills have been employed as both a form of exercise and a countermeasure to prevent changes in the musculoskeletal system on almost all NASA missions and many Russian missions since the early Space Shuttle flights. It is possible that treadmills may also be part of exercise programs on future Mars missions and that they may be a component of exercise facilities in lunar or Martian habitats. METHODS: In order to determine if the ambient gravity on these destinations will provide osteogenic effects while performing exercise on a treadmill, ground reactions forces (GRFs) were measured on eight subjects (six women and two men) running at 6 mph during parabolic flight in Martian and lunar gravity conditions...
August 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719806/effect-of-cage-design-supplemental-posterior-instrumentation-and-approach-on-primary-stability-of-a-lumbar-interbody-fusion-a-biomechanical-in-vitro-study
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Werner Schmoelz, Sabrina Sandriesser, Oded Loebl, Marlies Bauer, Dietmar Krappinger
BACKGROUND: There are various techniques and approaches for lumbar interbody fusion differing in access, cage type and type of supplemental posterior instrumentation. While a transforaminal access usually includes a hemifacetectomy, the facet joint can be preserved with a more lateral extraforaminal access. The supplemental posterior instrumentation required for both fusion techniques is still debated. The purpose of the present study was to compare primary stability of the two accesses for two different cage types with none, unilateral and bilateral supplemental posterior instrumentation...
July 8, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719295/regional-differences-in-the-prevalence-of-major-opportunistic-infections-among-antiretroviral-na%C3%A3-ve-human-immunodeficiency-virus-patients-in-japan-northern-thailand-northern-vietnam-and-the-philippines
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Louie Mar A Gangcuangco, Ikumi Sawada, Naho Tsuchiya, Cuong D Do, Thanh Thuy T Pham, Archawin Rojanawiwat, Marissa Alejandria, Katerina Leyritana, Yoshiyuki Yokomaku, Panita Pathipvanich, Koya Ariyoshi
To identify regional differences in the distribution of opportunistic infections (OIs) among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients in Asia, the medical records of antiretroviral therapy (ART)-naïve patients who attended the following tertiary hospitals from 2003 to 2011 were reviewed: Nagoya Medical Center (NMC, Nagoya, Japan), Lampang Hospital (LPH, Lampang, northern Thailand), Bach Mai Hospital (BMH, Hanoi, northern Vietnam), and Philippine General Hospital (PGH, Manila, Philippines). Logistic regression analyses were performed to identify associations between country of origin and risk of major OIs...
July 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718394/multiple-possible-inaccuracies-cast-doubt-on-a-recent-report-suggesting-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitors-to-be-toxic-and-ineffective
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Fredrik Hieronymus, Alexander Lisinski, Jakob Näslund, Elias Eriksson
According to a systematic review on the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in adult depression that was recently published in BMC Psychiatry, the results of which have been widely disseminated in lay media, these drugs increase the risk for serious adverse events (SAEs) while exerting poor antidepressant efficacy. A cursory analysis, however, suggests the analysis of SAEs conducted by the authors to be marred by both methodological inaccuracies and blatant errors. After having corrected for these apparent mistakes, we conducted a sensitivity analysis in which we also accounted for a possible moderating effect of age; while this suggests SSRIs to be safe drugs in the non-elderly, they do confirm what is already known, that is, that they may enhance the risk for SAEs in the old...
July 18, 2017: Acta Neuropsychiatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718222/when-is-a-sentinel-node-biopsy-indicated-for-patients-with-primary-melanoma-an-update-of-the-australian-guidelines-for-the-management-of-cutaneous-melanoma
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David E Gyorki, Andrew Barbour, Mark Hanikeri, Victoria Mar, Shahneen Sandhu, John F Thompson
A sentinel lymph node biopsy is a surgical staging procedure performed for patients with primary cutaneous melanoma who are clinically lymph-node negative to determine whether there is low volume nodal metastasis in the draining lymph node field. A systematic review was recently performed to update the Australian clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of melanoma, addressing the question, 'When is a sentinel lymph node biopsy indicated?' This article discusses the findings of the systematic review and the evidence base for the updated guidelines...
July 17, 2017: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718069/neurological-involvement-in-patients-with-acute-recent-hiv-1-infection-a-case-control-study
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Juan Ambrosioni, Francisca Artigues, David Nicolás, Judit Peñafiel, Fernando Agüero, Christian Manzardo, María Mar Mosquera, Sonsoles Sánchez-Palomino, Elisa De Lazzari, María A Marcos, Montserrat Plana, José M Miró
Primary HIV-1 infection is a relevant period for its virological and epidemiological consequences. Most patients present a symptomatic disease that can be potentially serious, but neurological involvement during primary HIV-1 infection has been poorly studied. The aim of this study was to describe the characteristics and outcomes of primary HIV-1 infection patients presenting neurological symptoms and to compare them with primary HIV-1 infection patients without neurological involvement. Retrospective case-control study (1:3) comparing primary HIV-1 infection patients with and without neurological involvement enrolled in the Acute/Recent Hospital Clinic PHI Cohort between 1997 and 2016...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717884/serum-concentrations-of-glial-fibrillary-acidic-protein-gfap-do-not-indicate-tumor-recurrence-in-patients-with-glioblastoma
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Julia-Mareen Vietheer, Johannes Rieger, Marlies Wagner, Christian Senft, Julia Tichy, Christian Foerch
Recent studies identified serum concentrations of the astroglial protein glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) to be indicative of glioblastoma (GBM) in patients with newly diagnosed space occupying cerebral mass lesions. Until now, no data is available whether GFAP serum concentrations decrease after first therapy and whether GFAP may be used as a predictor of survival and an indicator of tumor recurrence. In this prospective study, we included 44 patients with a single space occupying cerebral mass lesion suspicious for GBM...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716979/blood-biomarkers-for-the-early-diagnosis-of-stroke-the-stroke-chip-study
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Alejandro Bustamante, Elena López-Cancio, Sara Pich, Anna Penalba, Dolors Giralt, Teresa García-Berrocoso, Carles Ferrer-Costa, Teresa Gasull, María Hernández-Pérez, Mónica Millan, Marta Rubiera, Pedro Cardona, Luis Cano, Helena Quesada, Mikel Terceño, Yolanda Silva, Mar Castellanos, Moisés Garces, Silvia Reverté, Xavier Ustrell, Rafael Marés, Joan Josep Baiges, Joaquín Serena, Francisco Rubio, Eduardo Salas, Antoni Dávalos, Joan Montaner
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Stroke diagnosis could be challenging in the acute phase. We aimed to develop a blood-based diagnostic tool to differentiate between real strokes and stroke mimics and between ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes in the hyperacute phase. METHODS: The Stroke-Chip was a prospective, observational, multicenter study, conducted at 6 Stroke Centers in Catalonia. Consecutive patients with suspected stroke were enrolled within the first 6 hours after symptom onset, and blood samples were drawn immediately after admission...
July 17, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
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