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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331818/the-effect-of-cao-sio2-molar-ratio-of-cao-al2o3-sio2-glasses-on-their-structure-and-reactivity-in-alkali-activated-system
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Sylwia Kucharczyk, Maciej Sitarz, Maciej Zajac, Jan Deja
The influence of CaO/SiO2 molar ratio of calcium aluminosilicate glasses on resulting structure and reactivity was investigated. Chemical compositions of glasses were chosen to mimic the composition of the fly ash and slag amorphous phase. Understanding the reactivity of these materials is of high importance allowing further development of the composite cements to limit the environmental footprint of cement industry. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and Raman spectroscopy were employed to examine the structure of glasses...
January 5, 2018: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322016/evaluation-of-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in%C3%A2-vivo-antileishmanial-potential-of-bergenin-rich-bergenia-ligulata-wall-engl-root-extract-against-visceral-leishmaniasis-in-inbred-balb-c-mice-through-immunomodulation
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Rupinder Kaur, Sukhbir Kaur
Background: Medicinal plants with immunomodulatory properties can provide good alternative therapeutics for curing visceral leishmaniasis. Bergenia ligulata (Wall.) Engl. is an interesting plant with strong antioxidant, antimicrobial, immunomodulatory and hepatoprotective properties. Aim: The present study was planned to determine the antileishmanial activity of plant extract by modulating the immune responses of inbred BALB/c mice. Methodology: Bergenin, the principle active component of B...
January 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320327/atypical-sites-of-deeply-infiltrative-endometriosis-clinical-characteristics-and-imaging-findings
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Luciana P Chamié, Duarte Miguel Ferreira Rodrigues Ribeiro, Dario A Tiferes, Augusto Cesar de Macedo Neto, Paulo C Serafini
Endometriosis is defined as the presence of endometrial tissue that is located outside the uterine cavity and associated with fibrosis and inflammatory reaction. It is a polymorphic and multifocal disease with no known cure or preventive mechanisms. Patients may be asymptomatic or may experience chronic pelvic pain, dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, or infertility. The pelvic cavity is the most common location for endometriotic implants, which usually affect the retrocervical space, ovaries, vagina, rectosigmoid colon, bladder dome, and round ligaments...
January 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315287/monitoring-multiple-myeloma
#4
Kyle A Udd, Tanya M Spektor, James R Berenson
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a B-cell malignancy characterized by the accumulation in bone marrow of terminally differentiated plasma cells. MM is a slowly growing, heterogeneous disease with no known cure. Patients with MM have a median survival of approximately 5 years, during which they may experience significant morbidity. More reliable and rapid determination of changes in the clinical status of patients with MM is becoming increasingly important because of the increasing number of available treatments for these patients...
December 2017: Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology: H&O
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306566/bispecific-chimeric-antigen-receptors-targeting-the-cd4-binding-site-and-high-mannose-glycans-of-gp120-optimized-for-anti-human-immunodeficiency-virus-potency-and-breadth-with-minimal-immunogenicity
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Mustafa H Ghanem, Sara Bolivar-Wagers, Barna Dey, Agnes Hajduczki, Diego A Vargas-Inchaustegui, David T Danielson, Virgilio Bundoc, Li Liu, Edward A Berger
BACKGROUND AIMS: Chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) offer great potential toward a functional cure of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. To achieve the necessary long-term virus suppression, we believe that CARs must be designed for optimal potency and anti-HIV specificity, and also for minimal probability of virus escape and CAR immunogenicity. CARs containing antibody-based motifs are problematic in the latter regard due to epitope mutation and anti-idiotypic immune responses against the variable regions...
January 3, 2018: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297143/curse-of-fluorosis
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REVIEW
M M Patil, Bhavana B Lakhkar, Shailaja S Patil
Fluoride was identified to have caries preventive properties and was widely used for fluoridation of water since 1940, especially in developed countries. After this there was sudden increase in the use of fluorides in food items and in oral medicinal products like toothpastes and mouth washes. Inadvertent use of above has lead to increase in fluorosis as a public health problem. In many places high fluorides are naturally present in earth crust leading to high water fluoride content increasing the risk of fluorosis...
January 3, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287687/an-overview-of-the-possible-therapeutic-role-of-sumoylation-in-the-treatment-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#7
REVIEW
S Marcelli, E Ficulle, L Piccolo, M Corbo, M Feligioni
Nowadays, Alzheimer's disease (AD) is recognized as a multifactorial neurological pathology whose complexity is the cause of our still low achievements in the understanding of the associated mechanisms as well the discovery of a possible definitive cure. Clinicians are aware of the few possibilities offered by medicine to cure Alzheimer's patients, restore their memory and take them back to normal life. Unfortunately, the therapeutic tools available today are not able to contrast the pathology. In the last years the tendency of the research is to formulate new hypotheses that can help to develop future effective drugs...
December 26, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278921/management-of-hyperuricemia-through-dietary-polyphenols-as-a-natural-medicament-a-comprehensive-review
#8
Arshad Mehmood, Lei Zhao, Chengtao Wang, Muhammad Nadeem, Ali Raza, Nawazish Ali, Amjad Abbas Shah
Hyperuricemia, a condition due to high serum uric acid level and is notorious to health. It is considered to be a potent risk factor for gout and dramatically associated in the development of many chronic diseases such as malignant tumor, cardiovascular disorders and renal failure. Modern innovative medicinal and therapeutic interventions are underlying these days to combat hyperuricemia. Previously reported studies revealed the significant impact of dietary polyphenols (e.g. anthocyanins, phenolic acids, flavonoids etc...
December 26, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276981/comparative-metabolism-of-two-major-compounds-in-fructus-corni-extracts-by-gut-microflora-from-normal-and-chronic-nephropathy-rats-in-vitro-by-uplc-q-tof-ms
#9
Jin-Hua Tao, Min Zhao, Shu Jiang, Xue-Lian Pu, Xiao-Yan Wei
Herbal medicines are widely used as therapeutic products in many countries. Fructus Corni, a traditional herb medicine, has been clinically used to cure chronic nephropathy for thousands of years. It could be converted by gut microflora in vivo to shape its pharmacological profiles. Thus, metabolic profiles of major active constituents in Fructus Corni extracts by gut microflora from rats in healthy and nephropathy state were firstly investigated in vitro by ultraperformance liquid chromatography coupled with quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UPLC-Q-TOF/MS) in this study...
December 18, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273355/what-is-the-most-important-for-elite-control-genetic-background-of-patient-genetic-background-of-partner-both-or-neither-description-of-complete-natural-history-within-a-couple-of-msm
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M Bendenoun, A Samri, V Avettand-Fènoël, S Cardinaud, B Descours, G Carcelain, M-C Mazeron, J-F Bergmann, A Urrutia, A Moris, C Rouzioux, F Simon, P Andre, M Pocard, X Dray, T Mourez, V Vieillard, B Autran, F Barin, P Sellier
BACKGROUND: We describe a homosexual man who strongly controlled HIV-1 for ten years despite lack of protective genetic background. METHODS: HIV-1 DNA was measured in blood and other tissues. Cell susceptibility was evaluated with various strains. HIV-1-specific (CD4 and CD8 activation markers and immune check points) and NK cells responses were assessed; KIRs haplotypes and HLA alleles were determined. FINDINGS: Two HIV-1 RNA copies/mL of plasma were detected in 2009, using an ultra-sensitive assay...
December 7, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250325/modern-biotechnology-based-therapeutic-approaches-against-hiv-infection
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Muhammad Imran, Yasir Waheed, Ayesha Ghazal, Sajjad Ullah, Sher Zaman Safi, Muhsin Jamal, Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Atif, Muhammad Imran, Farman Ullah
The causative agent of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Since its discovery before 30 years, a number of drugs known as highly active antiretroviral therapy have been developed to suppress the life cycle of the virus at different stages. With the current therapeutic approaches, ending AIDS means providing treatment to 35 million individuals living with HIV for the rest of their lives or until a cure is developed. Additionally, therapy is associated with various other challenges such as potential of drug resistance, toxicity and presence of latent viral reservoir...
December 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249885/effect-of-plant-extract-denture-cleansing-on-heat-cured-acrylic-denture-base-resin-an-in-vitro-study
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Rizwana Anjum, Sunil V Dhaded, Shalini Joshi, Chandra Shekhar Sajjan, Priyanka Konin, Yavaneetha Reddy
Aim: Various chemical solutions have been recommended for denture disinfection; however, the immersion effect on the properties of denture base resin may also have effect on strength of the resin material. The purpose of this in vitro study was to compare and evaluate the flexural strength of heat-cure acrylic denture base resin by combination method of denture cleansing and plant extract immersion. Materials and Methods: In this study, ninety specimens of heat-cure acrylic denture base resin material were fabricated with dimensions of 65 mm × 10 mm × 3...
October 2017: Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243581/anticancer-natural-coumarins-as-lead-compounds-for-the-discovery-of-new-drugs
#13
Diana C G A Pinto, Artur M S Silva
Cancer is one of the most serious illnesses of our civilization. The International Agency for Research on Cancer estimated that 14.1 million new cancer cases were diagnosed. Therefore, the cure efficiency of cancer chemotherapy depends not only on how the anticancer drug is delivered to its targets but also on the anticancer drug itself. Among the approved drugs 80% are derived from natural compounds. In this sense, coumarins, natural polyphenols for which anticancer activity has been proved, can be a source or inspire the synthesis of new anticancer agents...
December 14, 2017: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238542/broadening-the-voice-of-science-promoting-scientific-communication-in-the-undergraduate-classroom
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Lauren A Cirino, Zachary Emberts, Paul N Joseph, Pablo E Allen, David Lopatto, Christine W Miller
Effective and accurate communication of scientific findings is essential. Unfortunately, scientists are not always well trained in how to best communicate their results with other scientists nor do all appreciate the importance of speaking with the public. Here, we provide an example of how the development of oral communication skills can be integrated with research experiences at the undergraduate level. We describe our experiences developing, running, and evaluating a course for undergraduates that complemented their existing undergraduate research experiences with instruction on the nature of science and intensive training on the development of science communication skills...
December 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238488/effect-of-hydrofluoric-acid-surface-treatments-on-micro-shear-bond-strength-of-cad-cam-ceramics
#15
Faraneh Mokhtarpour, Homayoon Alaghehmand, Soraya Khafri
Introduction: Dental ceramics are appreciated as highly esthetic restorative materials that can simulate the appearance of natural dentition better than other materials. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of hydrofluoric acid concentration and etching time on micro-shear bond strength (μSBS) to IPS e.max CAD and Vita Mark II of a dual cured resin cement (Panavia F2.0). Methods: This study was an experimental in vitro study, performed in the dental material research center of Babol University of Medical Sciences in 2016...
October 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237832/the-partitivirus-hetpv13-an1-mediates-severe-growth-debilitation-and-major-alterations-in-the-gene-expression-of-a-fungal-forest-pathogen
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Eeva J Vainio, Jaana Jurvansuu, Rafiqul Hyder, Muhammad Kashif, Tuula Piri, Tero Tuomivirta, Anna Poimala, Ping Xu, Salla Mäkelä, Dina Nitisa, Jarkko Hantula
The fungal genus Heterobasidion includes some of the most devastating conifer pathogens in the Boreal forest region. In this study we showed that the alphapartitivirus Heterobasidion partitivirus 13 from H. annosum (HetPV13-an1) is the main causal agent of severe phenotypic debilitation in the host fungus. Based on RNA sequencing using isogenic virus-infected and cured fungal strains, HetPV13-an1 affected the transcription of 683 genes, from which 60% were downregulated and 40% upregulated. Alterations observed in carbohydrate and amino acid metabolism suggest that the virus causes a state of starvation, which is compensated for by alternative synthesis routes...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235852/in-situ-alloying-of-thermally-conductive-polymer-composites-by-combining-liquid-and-solid-metal-micro-additives
#17
Matthew I Ralphs, Nicholas Kemme, Prathamesh B Vartak, Emil Joseph, Sujal Tipnis, Scott Turnage, Kiran N Solanki, Robert Y Wang, Konrad Rykaczewski
Room temperature liquid metals (LMs) are attractive candidates for thermal interface materials (TIMs) because of their moderately high thermal conductivity and liquid nature, which allows them to conform well to mating surfaces with little thermal resistance. However, gallium-based LMs may be of concern due to the gallium-driven degradation of many metal micro-electronic components. We present a three-component composite with LM, copper (Cu) microparticles, and a polymer matrix, as a cheaper, non-corrosive solution...
December 13, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235221/liver-transplant-for-metastatic-pancreatoblastoma-7-year-event-free-survival-after-chemotherapy-pancreatectomy-complete-hepatectomy-and-liver-transplant
#18
A A Ghaffarian, L Book, R L Meyers
Pancreatoblastoma is a rare malignant tumor in children. Surgical resection of the tumor is necessary for cure; however, due to its aggressive nature, it is often unresectable at presentation due to tumor size, local invasion, and/or metastasis. Because it is a rare tumor, there is currently no standard treatment regimen. We report a case of a 4-year-old boy who presented with metastatic pancreatoblastoma with multiple large metastases involving all four sectors of the liver. We began treatment with chemotherapy (cisplatin, 5FU, vincristine, and doxorubicin), which significantly reduced the tumor burden in both the pancreas and liver...
December 13, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235195/human-pluripotent-stem-cells-to-produce-cell-based-cancer-immunotherapy
#19
REVIEW
Huang Zhu, Yi-Shin Lai, Ye Li, Robert Blum, Dan Kaufman
Human pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) provide a promising resource to produce immune cells for adoptive cellular immunotherapy to better treat and potentially cure otherwise lethal cancers. Cytotoxic T cells and natural killer (NK) cells can now be routinely produced from human PSCs. These PSC-derived lymphocytes have phenotype and function similar to primary lymphocytes isolated from peripheral blood. PSC-derived T and NK cells have advantages compared to primary immune cells, as they can be precisely engineered to introduce improved anti-tumor activity and produced in essentially unlimited numbers...
December 13, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234445/bioactivity-guided-fractionation-of-the-traditional-chinese-medicine-resina-draconis-reveals-loureirin-b-as-a-pai-1-inhibitor
#20
Yu Jiang, Guangping Zhang, Dong Yan, Hong Yang, Zuguang Ye, Tonghui Ma
Thrombotic diseases have become a global burden due to morbidity, mortality, and disability. Traditional Chinese medicine has been proven effective in removing blood stasis and promoting blood circulation, but the exact mechanisms remain unclear. Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) is a natural inhibitor of tissue-type and urokinase-type plasminogen activators. In this study, we screened four fractions of Resina Draconis (a traditional Chinese medicine) extract for PAI-1 inhibitory activity. Bioactivity-guided purification and chromogenic substrate-based assay led to the identification of loureirin B as the major PAI-1 inhibitor, with an IC50 value of 26...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
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