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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334460/multiple-stimuli-responses-of-stereo-isomers-of-aie-active-ethynylene-bridged-and-pyridyl-modified-tetraphenylethene
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Zhaoyang Wang, Xiao Cheng, Anjun Qin, Haoke Zhang, Jing Zhi Sun, Ben Zhong Tang
Luminescent molecules with aggregation-induced emission (AIE) property, or AIE-gens are typical stimuli-responsive materials and many AIE-gens have shown luminescent responses to mechano-, thermo-, electro-, vapo- and/or solvato-stimulus, but the detailed structure-property relationship has been addressed for only few of them. Here, we report a tetraphenylethene (TPE) derivative with pyridyl modifiers and ethynylene bridges. The (Z)- and (E)-isomers are clearly purified and both of them are AIE-active and demonstrate multiple luminescent responses to external stimuli...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334152/dynamic-coordination-of-eu-iminodiacetate-to-control-fluorochromic-response-of-polymer-hydrogels-to-multistimuli
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Gengsheng Weng, Srinivas Thanneeru, Jie He
New fluorochromic materials that reversibly change their emission properties in response to their environment are of interest for the development of sensors and light-emitting materials. A new design of Eu-containing polymer hydrogels showing fast self-healing and tunable fluorochromic properties in response to five different stimuli, including pH, temperature, metal ions, sonication, and force, is reported. The polymer hydrogels are fabricated using Eu-iminodiacetate (IDA) coordination in a hydrophilic poly(N,N-dimethylacrylamide) matrix...
January 15, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334092/synthetic-cells-produce-a-quorum-sensing-chemical-signal-perceived-by-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Giordano Rampioni, Francesca D'Angelo, Marco Messina, Alessandro Zennaro, Yutetsu Kuruma, Daniela Tofani, Livia Leoni, Pasquale Stano
Recent developments in bottom-up synthetic biology (e.g., lipid vesicle technology integrated with cell-free protein expression systems) allow the generation of semi-synthetic minimal cells (in short, synthetic cells, SCs) endowed with some distinctive capacities of natural cells. In particular, such approaches provide technological tools and conceptual frameworks for the design and engineering of programmable SCs capable of communicating with natural cells by exchanging chemical signals. Here we describe the generation of giant vesicle-based SCs which, via gene expression, synthesize in their aqueous lumen an enzyme that in turn produces a chemical signal...
January 15, 2018: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334090/supramolecular-photosensitizers-rejuvenate-photodynamic-therapy
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Xingshu Li, Songyi Lee, Juyoung Yoon
Owing to its spatiotemporal selectivity and noninvasive nature, photodynamic therapy (PDT) has become a clinically promising approach for the treatment of a wide range of cancers and other diseases. However, the full potential of PDT has not been achieved thus far as a consequence of the lack of optimal photosensitizers (PSs) and/or smart transport/activation strategies. These problems, which unfortunately lie at the core of the PDT paradigm, include the oxygen reliance limits, the effect of PDT on hypoxic tumors, limitations of light penetration, and undesired skin photosensitization induced by "always on" PSs...
January 15, 2018: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333854/cucurbit-8-uril-based-giant-supramolecular-vesicles-highly-stable-versatile-carriers-for-photoresponsive-and-targeted-drug-delivery
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Cuihua Hu, Ningning Ma, Fei Li, Yu Fang, Yao Liu, Linlu Zhao, Shanpeng Qiao, Xiumei Li, Xiaojia Jiang, Tiezhu Li, Fangzhong Shen, Yibing Huang, Quan Luo, Junqiu Liu
Highly stable giant supramolecular vesicles were constructed by hierarchical self-assembly of cucurbit[8]uril (CB[8])-based supra-amphiphiles for photoresponsive and targeted intracellular drug delivery. These smart vesicles can encapsulate the model drugs with high loading efficiencies, and then release them by manipulating photoswitchable CB[8] heteroternary complexation to regulate the formation and dissociation of supra-amphiphiles that cause dramatic morphological changes of the assemblies to achieve remote optically-controlled drug delivery...
January 15, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333853/a-highly-sensitive-and-very-stretchable-strain-sensor-based-on-a-rubbery-semiconductor
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Hae-Jin Kim, Anish Thukral, Cunjiang Yu
There is a growing interest in developing stretchable strain sensors to quantify the large mechanical deformation and strain associated with the activities for a wide range of species, such as humans, machines, and robots. Here, we report a novel stretchable strain sensor entirely in a rubber format by using a solution processed rubbery semiconductor as the sensing material to achieve high sensitivity, large mechanical strain tolerance, hysteresis-less and highly linear responses. Specifically, the rubbery semiconductor exploits π-π stacked poly(3-hexylthiophene-2,5-diyl) nanofibrils (P3HT-NFs) percolated in silicone elastomer of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) to yield semiconducting nanocomposite with a large mechanical stretchability, although P3HT is a well-known nonstretchable semiconductor...
January 15, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333724/voluntary-activation-and-twitch-potentiation-of-the-elbow-flexors-across-supinated-neutral-and-pronated-forearm-orientations
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Sienna Kohn, Rowan R Smart, Jennifer M Jakobi
Elbow flexion force depends on forearm orientation with supinated and neutral being stronger than pronated. The purpose of this study was to assess the influence of forearm orientation on voluntary activation (VA), postactivation potentiation (PAP), and twitch properties. Eleven males (23 ± 3 years) performed isometric elbow flexion maximal voluntary contractions (MVC) in supinated, neutral, and pronated forearm orientations with supramaximal stimulation to the biceps brachii muscle belly before, during, and after the MVC...
January 2018: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333328/learning-tree-structured-detection-cascades-for-heterogeneous-networks-of-embedded-devices
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Hamid Dadkhahi, Benjamin M Marlin
In this paper, we present a new approach to learning cascaded classifiers for use in computing environments that involve networks of heterogeneous and resource-constrained, low-power embedded compute and sensing nodes. We present a generalization of the classical linear detection cascade to the case of tree-structured cascades where different branches of the tree execute on different physical compute nodes in the network. Different nodes have access to different features, as well as access to potentially different computation and energy resources...
August 2017: KDD: Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332822/constituting-fully-integrated-colorimetric-analysis-system-for-fe-iii-on-multifunctional-nitrogen-doped-moo3-cellulose-paper
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Fan Lin, Jiabai Cai, Yuehai Li, Huiwu Yu, Shunxing Li
Using ammonium molybdate and thiourea as precursors, nitrogen-doped MoO3 was produced by a one-step carbonization and then fixed into the cellulose filter paper (NMCP) with acrylic resin as a fixative. NMCP was designed as a multifunctional nanocomposite, i.e., solid phase adsorbent for Fe(III) preconcentration, photocatalyst for iron species transformation and color interference removal, and colorimetric sensor for Fe(III) determination. After photocatalysis, the complex of Fe-humic substances could be transformed into Fe(III) ions, the interference of colored organic matter (e...
April 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332787/rapid-and-interference-free-analysis-of-nine-b-group-vitamins-in-energy-drinks-using-trilinear-component-modeling-of-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-data
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Yong Hu, Hai-Long Wu, Xiao-Li Yin, Hui-Wen Gu, Rong Xiao, Li-Xia Xie, Zhi Liu, Huan Fang, Li Wang, Ru-Qin Yu
The aim of the present work was to develop a rapid and interference-free method based on liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) for the simultaneous determination of nine B-group vitamins in various energy drinks. A smart and green strategy that modeled the three-way data array of LC-MS with second-order calibration methods based on alternating trilinear decomposition (ATLD) and alternating penalty trilinear decomposition (APTLD) algorithms was developed. By virtue of "mathematical separation" and "second-order advantage", the proposed strategy successfully solved the co-eluted peaks and unknown interferents in LC-MS analysis with the elution time less than 4...
April 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332386/multiple-yet-controllable-photoswitching-in-a-single-aiegen-system
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Peifa Wei, Jing-Xuan Zhang, Zheng Zhao, Yuncong Chen, Xuewen He, Ming Chen, Junyi Gong, Herman H-Y Sung, Ian D Williams, Jacky W Y Lam, Ben Zhong Tang
Seeking new methods to obtain elaborate artificial on-demand photoswitching with multiple functionalities remains challenging. Most of the systems reported so far possess only one specific function and their non-emissive nature in the aggregated state inevitably limit their applications. Herein, a tailored cyanostilbene-based molecule with aggregation-induced emission characteristic was synthesized and was found to exhibit efficient, multiple and controllable photoswitching behaviors under different conditions...
January 14, 2018: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331781/a-step-wise-self-assembly-approach-in-preparation-of-multi-responsive-poly-styrene-co-methyl-methacrylate-nanoparticles-containing-spiropyran
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Fahimeh Khakzad, Ali Reza Mahdavian, Hamid Salehi-Mobarakeh, Mohammad Hossain Sharifian
HYPOTHESIS: Surfactant-free emulsion polymerization has become favorable due to circumventing instability issues reasonably. Incorporation of an appropriate hydrophilic macroRAFT, could provide controlled in-situ self-assembly via copolymerization with hydrophobic monomers into polymer particles. So far, this approach has mostly been studied in dispersion systems and further studies are needed in emulsions. Beside the corresponding mechanistic studies, the prepared latex particles would potentially exhibit smart behaviors by choosing stimuli-responsive monomers...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330476/high-performance-flexible-supercapacitors-based-on-electrochemically-tailored-three-dimensional-reduced-graphene-oxide-networks
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Taniya Purkait, Guneet Singh, Dinesh Kumar, Mandeep Singh, Ramendra Sundar Dey
A simple approach for growing porous electrochemically reduced graphene oxide (pErGO) networks on copper wire, modified with galvanostatically deposited copper foam is demonstrated. The as-prepared pErGO networks on the copper wire are directly used to fabricate solid-state supercapacitor. The pErGO-based supercapacitor can deliver a specific capacitance (Csp) as high as 81±3 F g-1 at 0.5 A g-1 with polyvinyl alcohol/H3PO4 gel electrolyte. The Csp per unit length and area are calculated as 40.5 mF cm-1 and 283...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327436/effect-of-patterned-electrospun-hierarchical-structures-on-alignment-and-differentiation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-biomimicking-bone
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Sharanya Sankar, Manohar Kakunuri, Sindhuja D E, Chandra S Sharma, Subha N Rath
Considering the complex hierarchical structure of bone, biomimicking the micro and nano level features should be an integral part of scaffold fabrication for successful bone regeneration. We aim to biomimic the micro- and nano-structure of bone and study the effect of physical cues on cell alignment, proliferation and differentiation. To achieve this, we have divided the scaffolds into groups: electrospun SU-8 nanofibers, electrospun SU-8 nanofibers with UV treatment and micropatterned (20 μm sized ridges and grooves) SU-8 nanofibers by photolithography with UV treatment...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326407/-the-effects-of-smart-program-for-patients-who-underwent-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-sp-pci-on-disease-related-knowledge-health-behavior-and-quality-of-life-a-non-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jueun Lee, Haejung Lee
PURPOSE: To identify the effects of a smart program for the patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (SP-PCI) on coronary disease-related knowledge, health behaviors, and quality of life. METHODS: A nonequivalent control group with a non-synchronized design was utilized and 48 participants (experimental=22, control=26) were recruited from a university hospital in Gyeongsang area from May to December, 2016. The 12-week SP-PCI consisted of self-study of health information using smart phone applications (1/week), walking exercise (>5/week) using smart band, feedback using Kakao talk (2/week), and telephone counseling (1/week)...
December 2017: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325512/an-industry-update-the-latest-developments-in-therapeutic-delivery
#16
Oliver C Steinbach
The present industry update covers the period 1 October-31 October 2017, with information sourced from company press releases, regulatory and patent agencies as well as scientific literature. While the corporate news in October was traditionally dominated by the announcement of the third quarter results, with most of them showing market and revenue growth but also an increasing number of initial public offerings after years of slower financial development, we also saw trends continuing toward an increasing number of convergences of drugs with nanotechnology, devices and 21st century information technology...
February 2018: Therapeutic Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325493/simulation-based-evaluation-of-an-in-vehicle-smart-situation-awareness-enhancement-system
#17
Andreas Gregoriades, Alistair Sutcliffe
Situation awareness (SA) constitutes a critical factor in road safety, strongly related to accidents. This paper describes the evaluation of a proposed SA enhancement system (SAES) that exploits augmented reality through a head-up display. Two SAES designs were evaluation (information rich v. minimal information) using a custom-made simulator and the Situation Awareness Global Assessment Technique (SAGAT) with performance and EEG measures. The paper describes the process of assessing the SA of drivers using the SAES, through a series of experiments with participants in a Cave Automatic Virtual Environment (CAVE)...
January 11, 2018: Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324641/genetic-algorithm-based-motion-estimation-method-using-orientations-and-emgs-for-robot-controls
#18
Jeongsook Chae, Yong Jin, Yunsick Sung, Kyungeun Cho
Demand for interactive wearable devices is rapidly increasing with the development of smart devices. To accurately utilize wearable devices for remote robot controls, limited data should be analyzed and utilized efficiently. For example, the motions by a wearable device, called Myo device, can be estimated by measuring its orientation, and calculating a Bayesian probability based on these orientation data. Given that Myo device can measure various types of data, the accuracy of its motion estimation can be increased by utilizing these additional types of data...
January 11, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322255/-electronic-vision-aids-new-options-for-rehabilitation-of-the-visually-impaired
#19
REVIEW
N Celik, K Rohrschneider
Due to technical advances, there has been an enormous improvement of electronic vision aids in recent years. New developments are especially small portable devices which can be easily carried. The majority of electronic vision aids serve as a reading aid. Electronic magnifiers are a portable alternative to conventional screen readers. In addition, there are mobile reading devices and special computer tools. Color recognition devices and barcode scanners are helpful in everyday life. Ultrasonic orientation systems enable the recognition of obstacles also at head height...
January 10, 2018: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321628/realizing-mitigation-efficiency-of-european-commercial-forests-by-climate-smart-forestry
#20
Rasoul Yousefpour, Andrey Lessa Derci Augustynczik, Christopher P O Reyer, Petra Lasch-Born, Felicitas Suckow, Marc Hanewinkel
European temperate and boreal forests sequester up to 12% of Europe's annual carbon emissions. Forest carbon density can be manipulated through management to maximize its climate mitigation potential, and fast-growing tree species may contribute the most to Climate Smart Forestry (CSF) compared to slow-growing hardwoods. This type of CSF takes into account not only forest resource potentials in sequestering carbon, but also the economic impact of regional forest products and discounts both variables over time...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
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