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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108958/biocompatibility-study-of-three-distinct-carbon-pastes-for-application-as-electrode-material-in-neural-stimulations-and-recordings
#1
Melinda Varga, Paul Wolff, Klaus-Juergen Wolter
Neural interfaces hold great promise for research and treatment of a wide variety of neurological diseases. Medical electrodes are designed to interface with the nervous system and provide control signals for neural prostheses. We fabricated previously a hook-up neural electrode. Here we investigate the in vitro cytotoxicity of three commercial carbon pastes used for printing the conductor tracks of this electrode. At first, the carbon pastes were characterized with respect to their microstructure and chemical composition...
February 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108938/preoperative-work-up-for-definition-of-lymph-node-risk-involvement-in-early-stage-endometrial-cancer-5-year-follow-up
#2
Pietro Cignini, Salvatore Giovanni Vitale, Antonio Simone Laganà, Antonio Biondi, Valentina Lucia La Rosa, Giuseppe Cutillo
This prospective cohort study aimed to analyze the accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and hysteroscopic excisional biopsy (HEB) for predicting the low- and high-risk patients with endometrial carcinoma for nodal involvement at preoperative evaluation. From January 2005 to December 2006, all patients with a diagnosis of endometrial carcinoma were prospectively included in the study and underwent pelvic MRI and HEB. The pelvic MRI (without contrast) was aimed to evaluate the extent of myometrial invasion (MI < 50%, MI ≥ 50%), the possible involvement of cervical stroma, the ovarian, and lymph nodes status...
January 20, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108548/the-effect-of-left-ventricular-pacing-on-transmural-activation-delay-in-myopathic-human-hearts
#3
Andreu Porta-Sánchez, Paul Angaran, Stéphane Massé, Krishnakumar Nair, Talha Farid, Karthikeyan Umapathy, John Asta, Sigfus Gizurarson, Kumaraswamy Nanthakumar
AIMS: Left ventricular (LV) epicardial pacing (LVEpiP) in human myopathic hearts does not decrease global epicardial activation delay compared with right ventricular (RV) endocardial pacing (RVEndoP); however, the effect on transmural activation delay has not been evaluated. To characterize the transmural electrical activation delay in human myopathic hearts during RVEndoP and LVEpiP compared with global epicardial activation delay. METHODS AND RESULTS: Explanted hearts from seven patients (5 male, 46 ± 10 years) undergoing cardiac transplantation were Langendorff-perfused and mapped using an epicardial sock electrode array (112 electrodes) and 25 transmural plunge needles (four electrodes, 2 mm spacing), for a total of 100 unipolar transmural electrodes...
January 20, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108252/abnormalities-in-cortical-auditory-responses-in-children-with-central-auditory-processing-disorder
#4
Amineh Koravand, Benoît Jutras, Maryse Lassonde
The main objective of the present study was to identify markers of neural deficits in children with central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) by measuring latency and amplitude of the auditory cortical responses and mismatch negativity (MMN) responses. Passive oddball paradigms were used with nonverbal and verbal stimuli to record cortical auditory evoked potentials and MMN. Twenty-three children ages 9 to 12 participated in the study: 10 with normal hearing acuity as well as CAPD and 13 with normal hearing without CAPD...
January 17, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107989/adsorption-and-deposition-assisted-anodic-stripping-voltammetry-for-determination-of-antimony-iii-in-presence-of-hematoxylin-on-glassy-carbon-electrode
#5
Hanife Vardar Sezgin, Yusuf Dilgin, H İsmet Gökçel
A validated simple, reliable and sensitive adsorptive anodic stripping voltammetric procedure is suggested for the accurate determination of antimony(III) on a glassy carbon electrode (GCE) in the presence of hematoxylin (HT), used as a chemical receptor in antimony analysis for the first time. Under optimized conditions, the plot of stripping peak current versus Sb(III) concentration showed two dynamic linear ranges, 1.0×10(-4) - 0.01µm (R(2) =0.9986) and 0.01 - 1.0µm (R(2) =0.9973) with a detection limit of 9...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107980/lab-on-chip-for-liquid-biopsy-loc-lb-based-on-dielectrophoresis
#6
Bobby Mathew, Anas Alazzam, Saud Khashan, Mohammad Abutayeh
This short communication presents the proof-of-concept of a novel dielectrophoretic lab-on-chip for identifying/separating circulating tumor cells for purposes of liquid biopsy. The device consists of a polydimethylsiloxane layer, containing a microchannel, bonded on a glass substrate that holds two sets of planar interdigitated transducer electrodes. The lab-on-chip is operated at a frequency that enables dielectrophoretic force to sort cells, based on type, along the lateral direction. The operating frequency ensures attraction force toward the electrodes on cancer cells and repulsion force toward the center of the microchannel on other cells...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107979/electrochemical-sensing-platform-based-on-molecularly-imprinted-polymer-decorated-n-s-co-doped-activated-graphene-for-ultrasensitive-and-selective-determination-of-cyclophosphamide
#7
Bintong Huang, Lili Xiao, Haifeng Dong, Xueji Zhang, Wei Gan, Shahid Mahboob, Khalid Abdullah Al-Ghanim, Qunhui Yuan, Yingchun Li
A novel electrochemical sensor has been facilely fabricated by applying composite elements consisting of nitrogen and sulfur co-doped activated graphene (N,S-AGR) and molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP). N,S-AGR was synthesized by one-pot pyrogenation of a mixture of thiourea, KOH and graphene oxide, which was introduced to improve electron transfer capability and surface area of the electrode, while the electro-polymerized MIP layer afforded simultaneous recognition and quantification of cyclophosphamide (CPA) by utilizing Fe(CN)6(3-/4-) as probe to indicate electrical signals...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107972/electrochemical-sensor-for-sensitive-detection-of-triclosan-based-on-graphene-palladium-nanoparticles-hybrids
#8
Tingxuan Wu, Tingting Li, Zhiguang Liu, Yujing Guo, Chuan Dong
In this paper, poly (diallyldimethylammonium chloride) functionalized graphene/palladium nanoparticles (PDDA-Gr/PdNPs) have been successfully synthesized through a simple one-pot method with the use of PDDA as stabilizing agents. The electrochemical response of triclosan on the PDDA-Gr/PdNPs modified glassy carbon electrode (GCE) is greatly enhanced comparing to the PDDA-Gr/GCE or the bare GCE. It is suggested that the nanocomposite exhibited good electron transfer ability and catalytic activity. Under the optimal conditions, the oxidation current increased linearly with the concentration of triclosan in the range of 9...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107967/effect-of-ordered-mesoporous-carbon-contact-layer-on-the-sensing-performance-of-sputtered-ruo2-thin-film-ph-sensor
#9
W Lonsdale, D K Maurya, M Wajrak, K Alameh
The effect of contact layer on the pH sensing performance of a sputtered RuO2 thin film pH sensor is investigated. The response of pH sensors employing RuO2 thin film electrodes on screen-printed Pt, carbon and ordered mesoporous carbon (OMC) contact layers are measured over a pH range from 4 to 10. Working electrodes with OMC contact layer are found to have Nernstian pH sensitivity (-58.4mV/pH), low short-term drift rate (5.0mV/h), low hysteresis values (1.13mV) and fast reaction times (30s), after only 1h of conditioning...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107936/a-simple-and-sensitive-method-for-determination-of-taxifolin-on-palladium-nanoparticles-supported-poly-diallyldimethylammonium-chloride-functionalized-graphene-modified-electrode
#10
Qinqin Wang, Lu Wang, Gaiping Li, Baoxian Ye
Palladium nanoparticles with diameter of around 5-10nm supported on poly (diallyldimethylammonium chloride) (PDDA)-functionalized graphene composites were prepared by a simple chemical method. As-prepared nanocomposites were characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), x-ray diffraction (XRD), ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometry (UV-vis) and electrochemical techniques, which were clearly demonstrated that palladium nanoparticles were uniformly dispersed on the graphene sheets. Based on the PDDA-Gr-Pd nanocomposites, a new voltammetric sensor was established and exhibited excellent electrocatalytic activity and fast electron transfer rate toward taxifolin...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107933/graphene-like-carbon-nanosheets-as-a-new-electrode-material-for-electrochemical-determination-of-hydroquinone-and-catechol
#11
Hongmei Jiang, Shuqin Wang, Wenfang Deng, Youming Zhang, Yueming Tan, Qingji Xie, Ming Ma
We report here graphene-like carbon nanosheets (GCN) as a new electrode material for the electrochemical determination of hydroquinone (HQ) and catechol (CC). The GCN were prepared from maltose using ammonia chloride as a blowing agent and cobalt nitrate as a graphitization catalyst precursor. The as-prepared GCN material shows high graphitization degree, abundant porosity, and large specific surface area. Two well-separated anodic peaks for HQ and CC are obtained at GCN modified glassy carbon electrode (GCE) with a peak-to-peak separation of 118mV...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107932/mesoporous-nico2o4-decorated-reduced-graphene-oxide-as-a-novel-platform-for-electrochemical-determination-of-rutin
#12
Shiqiang Cui, Li Li, Yaping Ding, Jiangjiang Zhang, Hua Yang, Yingzi Wang
The glassy carbon electrode (GCE) modified with mesoporous NiCo2O4-decorated reduced graphene oxide (NiCo2O4/rGO) was first applied for the electrochemical determination of rutin. The synthesized NiCo2O4 and NiCo2O4/rGO were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) method. The sensor not only showed a satisfactory linear range (0.1-150μM) and detection limit (0...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107929/highly-sensitive-aptasensor-based-on-synergetic-catalysis-activity-of-mos2-au-he-composite-using-cdna-au-god-for-signal-amplification
#13
Hai-Yan Song, Tian-Fang Kang, Li-Ping Lu, Shui-Yuan Cheng
Single or few-layer nanosheets of MoS2 (MoS2 nanosheets) and a composite composed of MoS2 nanosheets, Au nanoparticles (AuNPs) and hemin (HE) (denoted as MoS2-Au-HE) were prepared. The composites possessed high synergetic catalysis activity towards the electroreduction of hydrogen peroxide. Furthermore, glucose oxidase (GOD) and AuNPs were used as marker of the complementary DNA (cDNA) strand of kanamycin aptamer to prepare a conjugate (reffered as cDNA-Au-GOD) that was designed as the signal probe. Both cDNA-Au-GOD and MoS2-Au-HE were applied to fabricate aptasensor for kanamycin...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107925/green-synthesized-co-nanoparticles-doped-amino-graphene-modified-electrode-and-its-application-towards-determination-of-baicalin
#14
Kai Sheng, Lu Wang, Huichao Li, Lina Zou, Baoxian Ye
The present paper reported an one-pot synthesis of Co nanoparticles doped amino-graphene nanocomposites (Co-amino-Gr), involving in situ generation of Co nanoparticles (NPs). The simultaneous reduction of graphene oxide (GO) and Co(2+) to produce Co-amino-Gr had been achieved under mild reaction conditions using an environmentally benign reducing agent, glycine. By combining the merits of amino-Gr and the Co NPs, a highly sensitive electrochemical sensor was erected to detect baicalin based on the Co-amino-Gr nanocomposites...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107924/effective-covalent-immobilization-of-quinone-and-aptamer-onto-a-gold-electrode-via-thiol-addition-for-sensitive-and-selective-protein-biosensing
#15
Zhaohong Su, Haitao Xu, Xiaolin Xu, Yi Zhang, Yan Ma, Chaorong Li, Qingji Xie
Effective covalent immobilization of quinone and aptamer onto a gold electrode via thiol addition (a Michael addition) for sensitive and selective protein (with thrombin as the model) biosensing is reported, with a detection limit down to 20 fM for thrombin. Briefly, the thiol addition reaction of a gold electrode-supported 1,6-hexanedithiol (HDT) with p-benzoquinone (BQ) yielded BQ-HDT/Au, and the similar reaction of thiolated thrombin aptamer (TTA) with activated BQ-HDT/Au under 0.3V led to formation of a gold electrode-supported novel electrochemical probe TTA-BQ-HDT/Au...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107918/bismuth-nanoparticles-carbon-nanotubes-modified-sensor-for-sulfasalazine-analysis
#16
Biljana Nigović, Sandra Jurić, Iva Mitrović
Nanocomposite of bismuth nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes in Nafion matrix was used as modifier for glassy carbon electrode in analysis of anti-inflamatory drug sulfasalazine. The nanocomposite surface exhibited exceptional synergy and remarkable enhancement effect to the voltammetric response of drug. The surface morphology and structure characterization of the modified electrodes was characterized by scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and cyclic voltammetry. The sensor exhibited excellent electroanalytical performance for drug determination in comparison with bismuth film electrode...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107905/a-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes-based-molecularly-imprinted-polymers-electrochemical-sensor-for-the-sensitive-determination-of-hiv-p24
#17
Ya Ma, Xiao-Lei Shen, Qiang Zeng, Hai-Shui Wang, Li-Shi Wang
To develop a rapid, simple and sensitive method for the determination of human immunodeficiency virus p24 (HIV-p24), a novel molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) electrochemical sensor was constructed on the surface of a multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) modified glassy carbon electrode (GCE) by surface polymerization using acrylamide (AAM) as functional monomer, N,N'-methylenebisacrylamide (MBA) as cross-linking agent and ammonium persulphate (APS) as initiator. Each modification step was carefully examined by cyclic voltammetry (CV), differential pulse voltammetry (DPV) and scanning electron microscope (SEM)...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107804/clinically-relevant-levels-of-4-aminopyridine-strengthen-physiological-responses-in-intact-motor-circuits-in-rats-especially-after-pyramidal-tract-injury
#18
Anil Sindhurakar, Asht M Mishra, Disha Gupta, Jennifer F Iaci, Tom J Parry, Jason B Carmel
BACKGROUND: 4-Aminopyridine (4-AP) is a Food and Drug Administration-approved drug to improve motor function in people with multiple sclerosis. Preliminary results suggest the drug may act on intact neural circuits and not just on demyelinated ones. OBJECTIVE: To determine if 4-AP at clinically relevant levels alters the excitability of intact motor circuits. METHODS: In anesthetized rats, electrodes were placed over motor cortex and the dorsal cervical spinal cord for electrical stimulation, and electromyogram electrodes were inserted into biceps muscle to measure responses...
January 1, 2017: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107745/femtomolar-detection-of-cardiac-troponin-i-using-a-novel-label-free-and-reagent-free-dendrimer-enhanced-impedimetric-immunosensor
#19
Rashida Akter, Bongjin Jeong, Yong-Mi Lee, Jong-Soon Choi, Md Aminur Rahman
A novel highly sensitive dendrimer coupled impedimetric immunosensor was developed for the label-free and reagent-free detection of cardiac troponin I (TnI) in serum samples. The immunosensor probe was fabricated by covalently attaching carboxylic acid-functionalized third generation (G3) poly (amidoamine) (PAMAM) dendrimer (Den) on the 3, 3', 5, 5'-tetramethyl benzidine (TMB) modified 6-mercaptohexanoic acid (MHA) self-assembled monolayer (SAM) on a gold (Au) electrode. Monoclonal anti-TnI antibody was then covalently immobilized on the Den and TMB attached MHA SAM modified surface...
January 12, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107684/non-invasive-brain-stimulation-targeting-the-right-fusiform-gyrus-selectively-increases-working-memory-for-faces
#20
Tad T Brunyé, Joseph M Moran, Amanda Holmes, Caroline R Mahoney, Holly A Taylor
The human extrastriate cortex contains a region critically involved in face detection and memory, the right fusiform gyrus. The present study evaluated whether transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) targeting this anatomical region would selectively influence memory for faces versus non-face objects (houses). Anodal tDCS targeted the right fusiform gyrus (Brodmann's Area 37), with the anode at electrode site PO10, and cathode at FP2. Two stimulation conditions were compared in a repeated-measures design: 0...
January 17, 2017: Brain and Cognition
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