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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098457/surface-forces-and-rheology-of-titanium-dioxide-in-the-presence-of-dicarboxylic-acids-from-molecular-interactions-to-yield-stress
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E-Jen Teh, Yee-Kwong Leong, Vincent S J Craig
The surface forces and yield stress of titanium dioxide were measured in the presence of dicarboxylic acids in order to understand the molecular basis for the observed rheological response. The yield stress was measured using the static vane technique whilst the surface forces were characterised using an Atomic Force Microscope. The trans and cis isomers of butenedioic acid (fumaric and maleic acids respectively) were chosen as the relative orientation of the carboxylic groups differs substantially. This enables us to test the hypothesis that an increase in adhesion leads to an increase in yield stress as a consequence of the dicarboxylic acids participating in highly directed bridging...
January 18, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098297/spontaneous-assembly-of-a-hybrid-crystal-liquid-phase-in-inverse-patchy-colloid-systems
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Silvano Ferrari, Emanuela Bianchi, Gerhard Kahl
Materials with well-defined architectures are heavily sought after in view of their diverse technological applications. Among the desired target architectures, lamellar phases stand out for their exceptional mechanical and optical features. Here we show that charged colloids, decorated on their poles with two oppositely charged regions possess the unusual ability to spontaneously assemble in different morphologies of (semi-)ordered, layered particle arrangements which maintain their structural stability over a surprisingly large temperature range...
January 18, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097462/thermally-stable-schiff-base-and-its-metal-complexes-molecular-docking-and-protein-binding-studies
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Umran Duru Kamaci, Musa Kamaci, Aysegul Peksel
In this paper, interaction of Schiff base and its metal complexes carrying naphthalene ring in the structure with bovine serum albumin (BSA) were investigated using UV-vis absorption, fluorescence spectroscopies and molecular docking methods. The effect on the binding mechanism and properties of these compounds containing metal-free, iron and copper ions were also investigated. The fluorescence spectroscopy results showed that fluorescence intensity of BSA in the presence of different concentration of ligands was decreased through a static quenching mechanism...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095958/additive-effects-of-sinusoidal-lower-body-negative-pressure-on-cardiovascular-responses
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Keita Ishibashi, Fuyuki Oyama, Hisao Yoshida, Koichi Iwanaga
BACKGROUND: Sinusoidal lower body negative pressure (SLBNP) has been used to investigate the cardiovascular response to slow periodic changes in blood shifts, but measurements of slow fluctuations take a long time if measured for each period of SLBNP separately. Our study aimed to investigate whether the cardiovascular responses to superimposed SLBNP (S-SLBNP), which is expected to reduce the measurement time, are different from responses measured individually. METHODS: S-SLBNP was configured by superimposing two conventional SLBNPs (C-SLBNP) at 180-s and 30-s periods in the pressure range from 0 to -25 mmHg...
February 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095745/toward-the-definition-of-a-new-worst-case-paradigm-for-the-preclinical-evaluation-of-posterior-spine-stabilization-devices
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Luigi La Barbera, Tomaso Villa
Mechanical reliability tests on posterior spine stabilization devices are based on standard F1717 by the American Society for Testing and Materials, which describes how to assemble the implant with vertebrae-like test blocks in a corpectomy model. A recent study proposed to revise the standard to describe the anatomical worst-case scenario, instead of the average one currently implemented, and introduce the unsupported screw length as a mechanical parameter. This article investigates the implications of such revisions on the endurance properties of an implant already on the market...
January 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095709/worldwide-trends-of-urinary-stone-disease-treatment-over-the-last-two-decades-a-systematic-review
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Robert Geraghty, Patrick Jones, Bhaskar K Somani
INTRODUCTION: Numerous studies have reported on regional or national trends of stone disease treatment. However, no paper has yet examined the global trends of intervention for stone disease. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A systematic review of papers from 2004 to September 2016 for all English language articles reporting on trends of surgical treatment of stone disease was performed. Authors were contacted in the case of data not being clear. If the authors did not reply, data was estimated from graphs or tables...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095106/gender-differences-in-static-and-dynamic-postural-stability-of-soldiers-of-the-army-s-101st-airborne-division-air-assault
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Timothy C Sell, Mita T Lovalekar, Takashi Nagai, Michael D Wirt, John P Abt, Scott M Lephart
CONTEXT: Postural stability is essential for injury prevention and performance. Differences between genders may affect training focus. OBJECTIVE: To examine static and dynamic postural stability (PS) in male and female Soldiers Design: Descriptive Laboratory Study. SETTING: Biomechanics laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-five healthy female Soldiers (26.4 ± 5.3 years) and twenty-five healthy male Soldiers (26.4 ± 4.9) years matched on physical demand rating, and years of service from the Army's 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094988/multi-reference-perturbation-theory-with-cholesky-decomposition-for-the-density-matrix-renormalization-group
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Leon Freitag, Stefan Knecht, Celestino Angeli, Markus Reiher
We present a second-order N-electron valence state perturbation theory (NEVPT2) based on a density matrix renormalization group (DMRG) reference wave function that exploits a Cholesky decomposition of the two-electron repulsion integrals (CD-DMRG-NEVPT2). With a parameter-free multireference perturbation theory approach at hand, the latter allows us to efficiently describe static and dynamic correlation in large molecular systems. We demonstrate the applicability of CD-DMRG-NEVPT2 for spin-state energetics of spin-crossover complexes involving calculations with more than 1000 atomic basis functions...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094764/neuromorphic-meets-neuromechanics-part-ii-the-role-of-fusimotor-drive
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Kian Jalaleddini, Chuanxin Niu, Suraj Chakravarthi Raja, Won Joon Sohn, Gerald Loeb, Terence Sanger, Francisco Valero-Cuevas
OBJECTIVE: We studied the fundamentals of muscle afferentation by building a neuro-mechano-morphic system actuating a cadaveric finger. This system is a faithful implementation of the stretch reflex circuitry. It allowed the systematic exploration of the effects of different fusimotor drives to the muscle spindle on the closed-loop stretch reflex response. APPROACH: As in Part I of this work, sensory neurons conveyed proprioceptive information from muscle spindles (with static and dynamic fusimotor drive) to populations of ��-motor neurons (with recruitment and rate coding properties)...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094514/structural-model-of-the-tubular-assembly-of-the-rous-sarcoma-virus-capsid-protein
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Jaekyun Jeon, Xin Qiao, Ivan Hung, Alok K Mitra, Ambroise Desfosses, Daniel Huang, Peter L Gor'kov, Rebecca C Craven, Richard L Kingston, Zhehong Gan, Fangqiang Zhu, Bo Chen
The orthoretroviral capsid protein (CA) assembles into polymorphic capsids, whose architecture, assembly and stability are still being investigated. The N-terminal and C-terminal domains of CA (NTD and CTD, respectively) engage in both homotypic and heterotypic interactions to create the capsid. Hexameric turrets formed by the NTD decorate the majority of the capsid surface. We report nearly-complete solid-state NMR (ssNMR) resonance assignments of Rous sarcoma virus (RSV) CA, assembled into hexamer tubes that mimic the authentic capsid...
January 17, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094423/repeatability-and-accuracy-testing-of-a-weight-distribution-platform-and-comparison-to-a-pressure-sensitive-walkway-to-assess-static-weight-distribution
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Georgia Bosscher, Andrea Tomas, Simon C Roe, Denis J Marcellin-Little, B Duncan X Lascelles
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the accuracy and repeatability of measurements collected using a weight distribution platform and a pressure sensitive walkway using an inanimate object with known weight distribution. METHODS: A custom-built jig with a range of weights was applied in a random order. Measurements were collected on both devices and compared to each other and to the known weight distribution. RESULTS: Weight distribution platform and pressure sensitive walkway measurements were highly correlated to each other (Pearson's correlation coefficient R = 0...
January 17, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094418/comparative-anatomy-and-biomechanical-properties-of-atlantoaxial-ligaments-in-equine-bovine-and-canine-cadaveric-specimens
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Franck Forterre, Michael H Stoffel, Christoph Koch, Christina Precht, Maja Waschk, Alexander Bürki
OBJECTIVES: Atlantoaxial instability has been reported in humans, dogs, equids and ruminants. The functional role of the atlantoaxial ligaments has only been described rudimentarily in equids and ruminants. The goal of the present cadaveric study was to compare the anatomy between the different species and to comparatively assess the role of the stabilizing ligaments of the atlantoaxial joint under sagittal shear loading in canine, equine, and bovine cervical spines. METHODS: Three equine, bovine, and canine cadaveric specimens were investigated...
January 17, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094364/effect-of-electron-spectral-diffusion-on-static-dynamic-nuclear-polarization-at-7-tesla
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Alisa Leavesley, Daphna Shimon, Ting Ann Siaw, Akiva Feintuch, Daniella Goldfarb, Shimon Vega, Ilia Kaminker, Songi Han
Here, we present an integrated experimental and theoretical study of (1)H dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) of a frozen aqueous glass containing free radicals at 7 T, under static conditions and at temperatures ranging between 4 and 20 K. The DNP studies were performed with a home-built 200 GHz quasi-optics microwave bridge, powered by a tunable solid-state diode source. DNP using monochromatic and continuous wave (cw) irradiation applied to the electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectrum of the radicals induces the transfer of polarization from the electron spins to the surrounding nuclei of the solvent and solutes in the frozen aqueous glass...
January 17, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093912/an-alternative-route-towards-nitrones-experimental-and-theoretical-findings
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Damir A Safin, Mariusz P Mitoraj, Maria G Babashkina, Piotr Kubisiak, Koen Robeyns, Yaroslav Filinchuk
Nitrones are important building blocks for natural and biologically active compounds, used as spin-trap reagents and therapeutic agents. All this makes nitrones intriguing and valuable compounds for fundamental studies and as useful chemicals in various synthetic strategies. Therefore nitrones are still of great interest and in the limelight of researches. With our initial goal to solve synthetic problems towards 5-phenyl-2,2'-bipyridine (Phbpy), we found that this reaction can proceed through the formation of 6-phenyl-3-(pyridin-2-yl)-1,2,4-triazin-4(3H)-ol (4-OH), which rapidly isomerizes to a 3,4-dihydro-1,2,4-triazine-based nitrone, namely 6-phenyl-3-pyridin-2-yl-2,3-dihydro-1,2,4-triazin-4-oxide (4'), This encouraged us to study condensation of hydrazonophenylacetaldehyde oxime (2), obtained from 2-isonitrosoacetophenone (1), with other aldehydes...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093203/a-compound-scheme-on-parameters-identification-and-adaptive-compensation-of-nonlinear-friction-disturbance-for-the-aerial-inertially-stabilized-platform
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Xiangyang Zhou, Beilei Zhao, Wei Liu, Haixiao Yue, Ruixia Yu, Yulong Zhao
A compound scheme is proposed to compensate the effect of nonlinear friction disturbance on the control precision of a three-axis inertially stabilized platform (ISP) for aerial remote sensing applications. The scheme consists of friction parameters identification and adaptive compensation. A LuGre model-based ISP friction model is first developed. Then, a comprehensive experimental scheme is proposed to obtain the static friction parameters. Further, the dynamic parameters are identified by experiments and dynamic optimization...
January 13, 2017: ISA Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093125/hairpin-stabilized-fluorescent-silver-nanoclusters-for-quantitative-detection-of-nad-and-monitoring-nad-nadh-based-enzymatic-reactions
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Priyamvada Jain, Babina Chakma, Sanjukta Patra, Pranab Goswami
A set of 90 mer long ssDNA candidates, with different degrees of cytosine (C-levels) (% and clusters) was analyzed for their function as suitable Ag-nanocluster (AgNC) nucleation scaffolds. The sequence (P4) with highest C-level (42.2%) emerged as the only candidate supporting the nucleation process as evident from its intense fluorescence peak at λ660 nm. Shorter DNA subsets derived from P4 with only stable hairpin structures could support the AgNC formation. The secondary hairpin structures were confirmed by PAGE, and CD studies...
March 1, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092773/how-does-a-newly-encountered-face-become-familiar-the-effect-of-within-person-variability-on-adults-and-children-s-perception-of-identity
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Kristen A Baker, Sarah Laurence, Catherine J Mondloch
Adults and children aged 6years and older easily recognize multiple images of a familiar face, but often perceive two images of an unfamiliar face as belonging to different identities. Here we examined the process by which a newly encountered face becomes familiar, defined as accurate recognition of multiple images that capture natural within-person variability in appearance. In Experiment 1 we examined whether exposure to within-person variability in appearance helps children learn a new face. Children aged 6-13years watched a 10-min video of a woman reading a story; she was filmed on a single day (low variability) or over three days, across which her appearance and filming conditions (e...
January 13, 2017: Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092638/mr-elastography-to-measure-the-effects-of-cancer-and-pathology-fixation-on-prostate-biomechanics-and-comparison-with-t-1-t-2-and-adc
#18
Deirdre M McGrath, Jenny Lee, Warren D Foltz, Navid Samavati, Theo van der Kwast, Michael A S Jewett, Peter Chung, Cynthia Ménard, Kristy K Brock
MRI is under evaluation for image-guided intervention for prostate cancer. The sensitivity and specificity of MRI parameters is determined via correlation with the gold-standard of histopathology. Whole-mount histopathology of prostatectomy specimens can be digitally registered to in vivo imaging for correlation. When biomechanical-based deformable registration is employed to account for deformation during histopathology processing, the ex vivo biomechanical properties are required. However, these properties are altered by pathology fixation, and vary with disease...
February 7, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092634/correlation-of-cation-distribution-with-the-hyperfine-and-magnetic-behaviour-of-ni0-3zn0-4co0-2cu0-1fe2o4-nanoparticles-and-their-microwave-absorption-properties-when-encapsulated-in-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes
#19
Madhumita Dalal, Ayan Mallick, Jean-Marc Greneche, Dipankar Das, Pabitra K Chakrabarti
Nanocrystalline samples of Ni0.3Zn0.4Co0.2Cu0.1Fe2O4 (NZCCF) are prepared by a simple co-precipitation method. To obtain nanoparticles of different sizes, the as prepared sample is annealed at 400, 600, 800 and 1000 °C. Nanoparticles of the sample annealed at 600 °C are encapsulated in multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT). To confirm the crystallographic phase, x-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns are analyzed by the Rietveld method and cation distribution in A- and B-sites is estimated from the analysis. Occupancy of Zn(2+) ions in A-site and that of Fe(3+) ions in B-site increase with the increase of annealing temperature (T A) and lattice parameters lie within 8...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092625/adrenergic-control-of-pinealocyte-chondriome-an-in-vitro-study
#20
B Przybylska-Gornowicz, B Lewczuk, N Ziółkowska, M Prusik
Norepinephrine released from sympathetic innervation plays the main role in the regulation of melatonin secretion in mammalian pinealocytes. The present study was conducted for the following reasons: 1) to establish whether the pinealocyte chondriome is controlled by norepinephrine, 2) to determine the effect of adrenergic stimulation on mitochondria, and 3) to characterize adrenoceptors involved in the regulation of the chondriome. The static organ culture of the pineal gland was used. The explants were incubated for 5 consecutive days in control medium and between 20:00 and 08:00 in medium with the presence of 10 μM norepinephrine - adrenergic agonist; isoproterenol - beta-adrenoceptor agonist; cirazoline, methoxamine, M-6364 - alfa1 - adrenoceptors agonists or PMA - activator of PKC...
December 1, 2016: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
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