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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919751/less-head-motion-during-mri-under-task-than-resting-state-conditions
#1
Willem Huijbers, Koene R A Van Dijk, Meta M Boenniger, Rüdiger Stirnberg, Monique M B Breteler
Head motion reduces data quality of neuroimaging data. In three functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) experiments we demonstrate that people make less head movements under task than resting-state conditions. In Experiment 1, we observed less head motion during a memory encoding task than during the resting-state condition. In Experiment 2, using publicly shared data from the UCLA Consortium for Neuropsychiatric Phenomics LA5c Study, we again found less head motion during several active task conditions than during a resting-state condition, although some task conditions also showed comparable motion...
December 2, 2016: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919518/polydopamine-decorated-3d-nickel-foam-for-extraction-of-sixteen-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons
#2
Ying Cai, Zhihong Yan, Ming Yang, Xiaoying Huang, Weiping Min, Lijia Wang, Qingyun Cai
In this work, polydopamine coated 3D nickel foam (NF-PDA) was prepared and applied as sorbent for the solid phase extraction (SPE) of 16 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from water samples. NF-PDA were synthesized by situ oxidative self-polymerization procedure and characterized by using the techniques of scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive spectrum analysis (EDS) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Its performance was evaluated by the SPE of 16 PAHs from water samples, followed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometrical (GC-MS) analysis...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919348/hdl-function-is-impaired-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-independent-of-plasma-hdl-cholesterol-levels
#3
Wijtske Annema, Hendrik M Willemsen, Jan Freark de Boer, Arne Dikkers, Markus van der Giet, Wybe Nieuwland, Anneke C Muller Kobold, L Joost van Pelt, Riemer H J A Slart, Iwan C C van der Horst, Robin P F Dullaart, René A Tio, Uwe J F Tietge
BACKGROUND: High-density lipoproteins (HDLs) protect against the development of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. HDL function represents an emerging concept in cardiovascular research. OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the association between HDL functionality and acute myocardial infarction (MI) independent of HDL-cholesterol plasma levels. METHODS: Participants (non-ST-segment elevation MI, non-STEMI, n = 41; STEMI, n = 37; non-MI patients, n = 33) from a prospective follow-up study enrolling patients with acute chest pain were matched for age and plasma HDL cholesterol...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916685/finding-the-right-fit-studying-the-biomechanics-of-under-tapping-with-varied-thread-depth-and-pitch
#4
Ehsan Jazini, Carmen Petraglia, Mark Moldavsky, Oliver Tannous, Tristan Weir, Comron Saifi, Omar Elkassabany, Yiwei Cai, Brandon Bucklen, Joseph O'Brien, Steven C Ludwig
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Compromise of pedicle screw purchase is a concern in maintaining rigid spinal fixation, especially with osteoporosis. Little consistency exists among various tapping techniques. Pedicle screws are often prepared with taps of a smaller diameter, which can further exacerbate inconsistency. PURPOSE: To determine whether a mismatch between tap thread depth (D) and pitch (P) and screw thread D and P affects fixation when under-tapping in osteoporotic bone...
December 1, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916263/polyurethane-foam-puf-disk-passive-samplers-derived-polychlorinated-biphenyls-pcbs-concentrations-in-the-ambient-air-of-bursa-turkey-spatial-and-temporal-variations-and-health-risk-assessment
#5
Aşkın Birgül, Perihan Binnur Kurt-Karakus, Henry Alegria, Elif Gungormus, Halil Celik, Tugba Cicek, Emine Can Güven
Polyurethane foam (PUF) passive samplers were employed to assess air concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in background, agricultural, semi-urban, urban and industrial sites in Bursa, Turkey. Samplers were deployed for approximately 2-month periods from February to December 2014 in five sampling campaign. Results showed a clear rural-agricultural-semi-urban-urban-industrial PCBs concentration gradient. Considering all sampling periods, ambient air concentrations of Σ43PCBs ranged from 9.6 to 1240 pg/m(3) at all sites with an average of 24...
December 1, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914703/evidence-from-the-oxford-classification-cohort-supports-the-clinical-value-of-subclassification-of%C3%A2-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-in-iga%C3%A2-nephropathy
#6
Shubha S Bellur, Fanny Lepeytre, Olga Vorobyeva, Stéphan Troyanov, H Terence Cook, Ian S D Roberts
Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a common finding in IgA nephropathy (IgAN). Here we assessed FSGS lesions in the Oxford Classification patient cohort and correlated histology with clinical presentation and outcome to determine whether subclassification of the S score in IgAN is reproducible and of clinical value. Our subclassification of lesions in 137 individuals with segmental glomerulosclerosis or adhesion (S1) identified 38% with podocyte hypertrophy, 10% with hyalinosis, 9% with resorption droplets within podocytes, 7% with tip lesions, 3% with perihilar sclerosis, and 2% with endocapillary foam cells...
November 30, 2016: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912912/passive-air-sampling-of-persistent-organic-pollutants-pops-and-emerging-compounds-in-kolkata-megacity-and-rural-mangrove-wetland-sundarban-in-india-an-approach-to-regional-monitoring
#7
Karla Pozo, Santosh Kumar Sarkar, Victor H Estellano, Soumita Mitra, Ondrej Audi, Petr Kukucka, Petra Přibylová, Jana Klánová, Simonetta Corsolini
Polyurethane foam (PUF) disk passive air samplers were deployed concurrently at five sites across Kolkata megacity and the rural mangrove wetland of Sundarban (UNESCO World Heritage Site) between January-March in 2014. Samples were analyzed for hexachlorocyclohexanes (HCHs), dichlorodiphenyltricholoroethanes (DDTs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) using gas chromatography and mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Derived air concentrations (pg/m(3)) for Kolkata ranged: for ∑α- and γ-HCH between 70 and 207 (114 ± 62), ∑6DDTs: 127-216 (161 ± 36), ∑7PCBs: 53-213 (141 ± 64), and ∑10PBDEs: 0...
November 29, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911034/improved-li-storage-through-homogeneous-n-doping-within-highly-branched-tubular-graphitic-foam
#8
Jinyang Dong, Yanming Xue, Chao Zhang, Qunhong Weng, Pengcheng Dai, Yijun Yang, Min Zhou, Cuiling Li, Qiuhong Cui, Xiaohong Kang, Chengchun Tang, Yoshio Bando, Dmitri Golberg, Xi Wang
A novel carbon structure, highly branched homogeneous-N-doped graphitic (BNG) tubular foam, is designed via a novel N, N-dimethylformamide (DMF)-mediated chemical vapor deposition method. More structural defects are found at the branched portions as compared with the flat tube domains providing abundant active sites and spacious reservoirs for Li(+) storage. An individual BNG branch nanobattery is constructed and tested using in situ transmission electron microscopy and the lithiation process is directly visualized in real time...
December 2, 2016: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910462/a-precision-cryostat-design-for-manual-and-semi-automated-cryo-plunge-instruments
#9
Christopher J Russo, Steve Scotcher, Martin Kyte
Here we describe a bench-top cryostat system to control the temperature of liquid ethane in a cryo-plunge apparatus designed for biological specimen preparation for electron cryomicroscopy. It comprises a foam insulated Dewar containing a copper cryostat cup, whose temperature is controlled via an active feedback system to within 0.1 K. The device can easily be incorporated into existing manual and semi-automatic cryo-plunge instruments that are not equipped with cryogenic temperature control. Over the course of normal use, we find that using a cryostat is convenient, fast, and does not require special mixtures of cryogens like ethane/propane...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910348/demonstration-of-imaging-x-ray-thomson-scattering-on-omega-ep
#10
Patrick X Belancourt, Wolfgang Theobald, Paul A Keiter, Tim J B Collins, Mark J Bonino, Pawel M Kozlowski, Sean P Regan, R Paul Drake
Foams are a common material for high-energy-density physics experiments because of low, tunable densities, and being machinable. Simulating these experiments can be difficult because the equation of state is largely unknown for shocked foams. The focus of this experiment was to develop an x-ray scattering platform for measuring the equation of state of shocked foams on OMEGA EP. The foam used in this experiment is resorcinol formaldehyde with an initial density of 0.34 g/cm(3). One long-pulse (10 ns) beam drives a shock into the foam, while the remaining three UV beams with a 2 ns square pulse irradiate a nickel foil to create the x-ray backlighter...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910339/atomic-physics-modeling-of-transmission-spectra-of-sc-doped-aerogel-foams-to-support-omega-experiments
#11
H M Johns, N E Lanier, J L Kline, C J Fontes, T S Perry, C L Fryer, C R D Brown, J W Morton, J D Hager, M E Sherrill
We present synthetic transmission spectra generated with PrismSPECT utilizing both the ATBASE model and the Los Alamos opacity library (OPLIB) to evaluate whether an alternative choice in atomic data will impact modeling of experimental data from radiation transport experiments using Sc-doped aerogel foams (ScSi6O12 at 75 mg/cm(3) density). We have determined that in the 50-200 eV Te range there is a significant difference in the 1s-3p spectra, especially below 100 eV, and for Te = 200 eV above 5000 eV in photon energy...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908024/huygens-inspired-multi-pendulum-setups-experiments-and-stability-analysis
#12
F N Hoogeboom, A Y Pogromsky, H Nijmeijer
This paper examines synchronization of a set of metronomes placed on a lightweight foam platform. Two configurations of the set of metronomes are considered: a row setup containing one-dimensional coupling and a cross setup containing two-dimensional coupling. Depending on the configuration and coupling between the metronomes, i.e., the platform parameters, in- and/or anti-phase synchronized behavior is observed in the experiments. To explain this behavior, mathematical models of a metronome and experimental setups have been derived and used in a local stability analysis...
November 2016: Chaos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906187/systemic-application-of-3-methyladenine-markedly-inhibited-atherosclerotic-lesion-in-apoe-mice-by-modulating-autophagy-foam-cell-formation-and-immune-negative-molecules
#13
Shen Dai, Bo Wang, Wen Li, Liyang Wang, Xingguo Song, Chun Guo, Yulan Li, Fengming Liu, Faliang Zhu, Qun Wang, Xiaoyan Wang, Yongyu Shi, Jianing Wang, Wei Zhao, Lining Zhang
A growing body of evidence demonstrates that autophagy, an evolutionarily conserved intracellular degradation process, is involved in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and has become a potential therapeutic target. Here we tested the effect of two inhibitors of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase, 3-methyladenine (3-MA) and 2-(4-morpholinyl)-8-phenyl-chromone (LY294002), commonly used as inhibitors of autophagy, in atherosclerosis in apolipoprotein E(-/-) mice. Systemic application of 3-MA but not LY294002 markedly reduced the size of atherosclerotic plaque and increased the stability of lesions in high-fat diet-fed mice as compared with controls...
December 1, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904896/rapid-synthesis-of-ultralong-fe-oh-3-cu-oh-2-core-shell-nanowires-self-supported-on-copper-foam-as-a-highly-efficient-3d-electrode-for-water-oxidation
#14
Chun-Chao Hou, Chuan-Jun Wang, Qian-Qian Chen, Xiao-Jun Lv, Wen-Fu Fu, Yong Chen
One-dimensional core-shell nanowire materials have recently received great attention as durable catalysts for water splitting. Herein we report the facile and rapid synthesis of ultralong Fe(OH)3:Cu(OH)2 core-shell nanowires grown in situ on an open 3D electrode to function as a highly efficient electrocatalyst for water oxidation. It only requires an overpotential of ∼365 mV to reach a 10 mA cm(-2) current density in 1.0 M KOH. As far as we know, this shows the best result amongst Cu-based heterogeneous OER systems reported to date...
December 1, 2016: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903441/optimising-experimental-design-for-meg-resting-state-functional-connectivity-measurement
#15
Lucrezia Liuzzi, Lauren E Gascoyne, Prejaas K Tewarie, Eleanor L Barratt, Elena Boto, Matthew J Brookes
The study of functional connectivity using magnetoencephalography (MEG) is an expanding area of neuroimaging, and adds an extra dimension to the more common assessments made using fMRI. The importance of such metrics is growing, with recent demonstrations of their utility in clinical research, however previous reports suggest that whilst group level resting state connectivity is robust, single session recordings lack repeatability. Such robustness is critical if MEG measures in individual subjects are to prove clinically valuable...
November 26, 2016: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903280/a-critical-review-of-the-current-knowledge-regarding-the-biological-impact-of-nanocellulose
#16
REVIEW
C Endes, S Camarero-Espinosa, S Mueller, E J Foster, A Petri-Fink, B Rothen-Rutishauser, C Weder, M J D Clift
Several forms of nanocellulose, notably cellulose nanocrystals and nanofibrillated cellulose, exhibit attractive property matrices and are potentially useful for a large number of industrial applications. These include the paper and cardboard industry, use as reinforcing filler in polymer composites, basis for low-density foams, additive in adhesives and paints, as well as a wide variety of food, hygiene, cosmetic, and medical products. Although the commercial exploitation of nanocellulose has already commenced, little is known as to the potential biological impact of nanocellulose, particularly in its raw form...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901391/comparison-of-antibacterial-effects-among-three-foams-used-with-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-in-an-ex-vivo-equine-perfused-wound-model
#17
Lore L Van Hecke, Maarten Haspeslagh, Katleen Hermans, Ann M Martens
OBJECTIVE To compare antibacterial effects among 3 types of foam used with negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in an ex vivo equine perfused wound model. SAMPLES Abdominal musculocutaneous flaps from 6 equine cadavers. PROCEDURES Each musculocutaneous flap was continuously perfused with saline (0.9% NaCl) solution. Four 5-cm circular wounds were created in each flap and contaminated with 10(6) CFUs of both Pseudomonas aeruginosa and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). After a 1-hour incubation period, 1 of 4 treatments (NPWT with silver-impregnated polyurethane foam [NPWT-AgPU], polyurethane foam [NPWT-PU], or polyvinyl alcohol foam [NPWT-PVA] or a nonadherent dressing containing polyhexamethylene biguanide without NPWT [control]) was randomly applied to each wound...
December 2016: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898181/endovenous-ablation-therapy-laser-or-radiofrequency-or-foam-sclerotherapy-versus-conventional-surgical-repair-for-short-saphenous-varicose-veins
#18
REVIEW
Sharath Chandra Vikram Paravastu, Margaret Horne, P Dominic F Dodd
BACKGROUND: Short (or small) saphenous vein (SSV) varices occur as a result of an incompetent sapheno-popliteal junction, where the SSV joins the popliteal vein, resulting in reflux in the SSV; they account for about 15% of varicose veins. Untreated varicose veins may sometimes lead to ulceration of the leg, which is difficult to manage. Traditionally, treatment was restricted to surgery or conservative management. Since the 1990s, however, a number of minimally invasive techniques have been developed; these do not normally require a general anaesthetic, are day-case procedures with a quicker return to normal activities and avoid the risk of wound infection which may occur following surgery...
November 29, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896213/bone-cutting-capacity-and-osseointegration-of-surface-treated-orthodontic-mini-implants
#19
Ho-Young Kim, Sang-Cheol Kim
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to evaluate the practicality and the validity of different surface treatments of self-drilling orthodontic mini-implants (OMIs) by comparing bone cutting capacity and osseointegration. METHODS: Self-drilling OMIs were surface-treated in three ways: Acid etched (Etched), resorbable blasting media (RBM), partially resorbabla balsting media (Hybrid). We compared the bone cutting capacity by measuring insertion depths into artificial bone (polyurethane foam)...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895181/complement-protein-c1q-enhances-macrophage-foam-cell-survival-and-efferocytosis
#20
Marc C Pulanco, Jason Cosman, Minh-Minh Ho, Jessica Huynh, Karina Fing, Jacqueline Turcu, Deborah A Fraser
In the atherosclerotic lesion, macrophages ingest high levels of damaged modified low-density lipoproteins (LDLs), generating macrophage foam cells. Foam cells undergo apoptosis and, if not efficiently cleared by efferocytosis, can undergo secondary necrosis, leading to plaque instability and rupture. As a component of the innate immune complement cascade, C1q recognizes and opsonizes modified forms of LDL, such as oxidized or acetylated LDL, and promotes ingestion by macrophages in vitro. C1q was shown to be protective in an atherosclerosis model in vivo...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
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