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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454076/carbazole-based-nanoprobe-for-selective-recognition-of-fe-3-ion-in-aqueous-medium-spectroscopic-insight
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Sonali B Suryawanshi, Prasad G Mahajan, Anita J Bodake, Govind B Kolekar, Shivajirao R Patil
A simple carbazole based nanoprobe prepared by reprecipitation method shows selective sensing behavior for Fe(3+) ion in aqueous medium. The prepared SDS capped 9-phenyl carbazole nanoparticles (9-PCzNPs) has narrower particle size distribution with an average diameter 35nm and zeta potential of -34.3mV predicted a good stability with negative surface charge over the nanoparticles. The Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FE-SEM) image showed cubic shape morphology of nanoparticles. The aqueous suspension of SDS capped 9-phenyl carbazole nanoparticles exhibited aggregation induced enhanced red shifted intense emission in comparison with the emission arising from dilute solution of 9-phenyl carbazole in DCM...
April 18, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454009/environmental-risk-assessment-of-effluents-as-a-whole-emerging-contaminant-efficiency-of-alternative-tertiary-treatments-for-wastewater-depuration
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B Díaz-Garduño, M G Pintado-Herrera, M Biel-Maeso, J J Rueda-Márquez, P A Lara-Martín, J A Perales, M A Manzano, C Garrido-Pérez, M L Martín-Díaz
Emerging contaminants (ECs) and regulated compounds (RCs) from three different WWTP effluents were measured in the current study. The efficiency of two tertiary treatments, Photobiotreatment (PhtBio) and Multi-Barrier Treatment (MBT), for removing contaminants was determined. Results indicated different percentages of removal depending on the treatment and the origin of the effluent. Risk Quotients (RQs) were determined for different species of algae, Daphnia, and fish. RQ results revealed diverse risk values depending on the bioindicator species...
April 10, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453320/reforming-the-approach-to-clinical-negligence-in-the-nhs
#3
John Tingle
John Tingle, Reader in Health Law at Nottingham Trent University, discusses proposals for the introduction of a Rapid Resolution and Redress Scheme for families affected by severe avoidable birth injury.
April 27, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453254/gene-transfection-mediated-by-catiomers-requires-free-highly-charged-polymer-chains-to-overcome-intracellular-barriers
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Lindomar Jose Calumby Albuquerque, Carlos E de Castro, Karin A Riske, Maria Cristina Carlan da Silva, Paulo I R Muraro, Vanessa Schmidt Giacomelli, Cristiano Giacomelli, Fernando Carlos Carlos Giacomelli
The prospective use of the block copolymers PEO113-b-PDEA50 and POEGMA70-b-P(OEGMA10-co-DEA47-co-DPA47) as non-viral gene vectors was evaluated. The polymers are able to properly condense DNA into nano-sized particles (RH ~ 75 nm) which are marginally cytotoxic and can be uptaken by cells. However, the GFP expression assays evidenced that DNA delivery is essentially negligible meaning that intracellular trafficking hampers efficient gene release. Subsequently we demonstrate that cellular uptake and particularly the quantity of GFP-positive cells are substantially enhanced when the block copolymer polyplexes are produced and further supplemented by BPEI chains (branched polyethyleneimine)...
April 28, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449388/unobserved-health-care-expenditures-how-important-is-censoring-in-register-data
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Christian Philipp Rudolf Schmid
Accurate information on individuals' health service use is important for evaluating health policies and analyzing health care demand. Although register data are considered to be more reliable than survey data, little is known about the extent and effect of censoring of the expenditure distribution in register data. We exploit a recent change in the health provider remuneration system in several Swiss cantons to empirically investigate whether censoring occurs when individuals do not have to disclose their health service use below their deductible level...
April 27, 2017: Health Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448953/electrostatic-frequency-maps-for-amide-i-mode-of-%C3%AE-peptide-comparison-of-molecular-mechanics-force-field-and-dft-calculations
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Kaicong Cai, Xuan Zheng, Fenfen Du
The spectroscopy of amide-I vibrations has been widely utilized for the understanding of dynamical structure of polypeptides. For the modeling of amide-I spectra, two frequency maps were built for β-peptide analogue (N-ethylpropionamide, NEPA) in a number of solvents within different schemes (molecular mechanics force field based, GM map; DFT calculation based, GD map), respectively. The electrostatic potentials on the amide unit that originated from solvents and peptide backbone were correlated to the amide-I frequency shift from gas phase to solution phase during map parameterization...
April 19, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448731/differential-effects-of-circadian-typology-on-sleep-related-symptoms-physical-fatigue-and-psychological-well-being-in-relation-to-resilience
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Hong Jun Jeon, Young Rong Bang, Hye Youn Park, Seul A Kim, In-Young Yoon
Various physiological and psychological functions are influenced by circadian typology (CT), which was reported to be related to resilience. However, few studies have assessed the effects of CT in relation to resilience. The aim of the present study was to assess the influence of CT on sleep-related symptoms, physical fatigue and psychological well-being in relation to resilience. The present study included a total of 1794 healthy hospital employees, and they completed the Morningness-Eveningness Questionnaire, Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, Epworth Sleepiness Scale, Fatigue Severity Scale, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and World Health Organization Quality of Life Scale Abbreviated Version...
April 27, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448434/static-memory-deduplication-for-performance-optimization-in-cloud-computing
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Gangyong Jia, Guangjie Han, Hao Wang, Xuan Yang
In a cloud computing environment, the number of virtual machines (VMs) on a single physical server and the number of applications running on each VM are continuously growing. This has led to an enormous increase in the demand of memory capacity and subsequent increase in the energy consumption in the cloud. Lack of enough memory has become a major bottleneck for scalability and performance of virtualization interfaces in cloud computing. To address this problem, memory deduplication techniques which reduce memory demand through page sharing are being adopted...
April 27, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447899/the-american-college-of-surgeons-minimum-standards-for-hospitals-and-the-provision-of-high-quality-laboratory-services
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James R Wright
CONTEXT: - The first major project of the American College of Surgeons (Chicago, Illinois), founded in 1913, was implementing Minimum Standards for Hospitals. The 1918 standard (1) established medical staff organizations in hospitals; (2) restricted membership to licensed practitioners in good standing; (3) mandated that the medical staff work with hospital administration to develop and adopt regulations and policies governing their professional work; (4) required standardized, accessible medical records; and (5) required availability of diagnostic and therapeutic facilities...
May 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447447/nuclear-targeting-gold-nanorods-for-extremely-low-nir-activated-photothermal-therapy
#10
Limin Pan, Jianan Liu, Jianlin Shi
Photo-related nanomedicine is of particular interest as an emerging paradigm toward precise cancer therapy, as demonstrated by the recent developments of photothermal therapy (PTT), an emerging technique employing light converting agents to burn cancerous cells by over-dosed optical energy-converted heat. However, most of the laser irradiations needed for effective PTT significantly exceed the maximal permissible power density in human skin, which is likely to damage surrounding normal tissues. Herein, we report a strategy of intranuclear PTT of cancer enabled by nuclear-targeted delivery of gold nanorods of ~ 10...
April 27, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446968/the-role-of-transforming-growth-factor-tgf-%C3%AE-in-the-infarcted-myocardium
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Nikolaos G Frangogiannis
The adult mammalian heart has negligible regenerative capacity. Following myocardial infarction, sudden necrosis of cardiomyocytes triggers an intense inflammatory reaction that clears the wound from dead cells and matrix debris, while activating a reparative program. A growing body of evidence suggests that members of the transforming growth factor (TGF)-β family critically regulate the inflammatory and reparative response following infarction. Although all three TGF-β isoforms (TGF-β1, -β2 and -β3) are markedly upregulated in the infarcted myocardium, information on isoform-specific actions is limited...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446462/sodium-storage-in-human-tissues-is-mediated-by-glycosaminoglycan-expression
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Michael Fischereder, Bernhard Michalke, Elisa Schmoeckel, Antje Habicht, Raphael Kunisch, Ivana Pavelic, Bermadett Szabados, Ulf Schönermarck, Peter Nelson, Manfred Stangl
The current paradigm regarding sodium handling in animals and humans postulates that total body sodium is regulated predominately via regulation of extracellular volume. Active sodium storage independent of volume retention is thought to be negligible. However, studies in animals, hypertensive patients and healthy humans suggest non-osmotic storage of sodium in skin. We hypothesized that tissue sodium concentrations ([Na]T) found in humans vary and reflect regulation due to variable glycosaminoglycan content due to variable expression of XYLT-1...
April 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446342/unveiling-the-nature-of-charge-carrier-interactions-by-electroabsorption-spectroscopy-an-illustration-with-lead-halide-perovskites
#13
Marine E F Bouduban, Andrés Burgos-Caminal, Joël Teuscher, Jacques-E Moser
Unravelling the nature of the interactions between photogenerated charge carriers in solar energy conversion devices is key to enhance performance. In this perspective, we discuss electroabsorption spectroscopy (EAS), as the spectral bandshape of the electroabsorption (EA) signal directly depends on the strength of the charge carrier interactions. For instance, the electroabsorption response in molecular or confined excitonic systems can be modelled perturbatively yielding the Stark effect. In contrast, most solids exhibit weaker interactions, and a perturbative approach cannot be taken in general...
April 26, 2017: Chimia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446021/evaporation-of-drops-containing-silica-nanoparticles-of-varying-hydrophobicity-exploiting-particle-particle-interactions-for-additive-free-tunable-deposit-morphology
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Manos Anyfantakis, Damien Baigl, Bernard P Binks
We describe the systematic and quantitative investigation of a large number of patterns that emerge after the evaporation of aqueous drops containing fumed silica nanoparticles of varying wettability, for an extended particle concentration range. We show that for a chosen system, the dry pattern morphology is mainly determined by particle-particle interactions (Coulomb repulsion and hydrophobic attraction) in the bulk. These depend on both particle hydrophobicity as well as particle concentration within the drop...
April 27, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445724/quantification-of-the-impact-of-the-hiv-1-glycan-shield-on-antibody-elicitation
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Tongqing Zhou, Nicole A Doria-Rose, Cheng Cheng, Guillaume B E Stewart-Jones, Gwo-Yu Chuang, Michael Chambers, Aliaksandr Druz, Hui Geng, Krisha McKee, Young Do Kwon, Sijy O'Dell, Mallika Sastry, Stephen D Schmidt, Kai Xu, Lei Chen, Rita E Chen, Mark K Louder, Marie Pancera, Timothy G Wanninger, Baoshan Zhang, Anqi Zheng, S Katie Farney, Kathryn E Foulds, Ivelin S Georgiev, M Gordon Joyce, Thomas Lemmin, Sandeep Narpala, Reda Rawi, Cinque Soto, John-Paul Todd, Chen-Hsiang Shen, Yaroslav Tsybovsky, Yongping Yang, Peng Zhao, Barton F Haynes, Leonidas Stamatatos, Michael Tiemeyer, Lance Wells, Diana G Scorpio, Lawrence Shapiro, Adrian B McDermott, John R Mascola, Peter D Kwong
While the HIV-1-glycan shield is known to shelter Env from the humoral immune response, its quantitative impact on antibody elicitation has been unclear. Here, we use targeted deglycosylation to measure the impact of the glycan shield on elicitation of antibodies against the CD4 supersite. We engineered diverse Env trimers with select glycans removed proximal to the CD4 supersite, characterized their structures and glycosylation, and immunized guinea pigs and rhesus macaques. Immunizations yielded little neutralization against wild-type viruses but potent CD4-supersite neutralization (titers 1: >1,000,000 against four-glycan-deleted autologous viruses with over 90% breadth against four-glycan-deleted heterologous strains exhibiting tier 2 neutralization character)...
April 25, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445634/low-temperature-associated-interface-influence-on-the-black-phosphorus-nanoflakes
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Peng Huang, Dan Guo, Guoxin Xie
The temperature dependent structure properties of few-layer black phosphorus (BP) nanoflakes supported on the Si substrate and suspended on the holes are investigated using the Raman spectroscopy in the range of 77-293 K. The temperature coefficients of three main Raman modes for supported BP are larger than those of suspended BP because of the interface effects, mainly the tensile strain and the different thermal expansion coefficients (TEC) between the substrate and BP nanoflakes. The out-of-plane vibration is more apt to be affected by the initial strain while the influence on the in-plane vibrations is negligible...
April 26, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445067/photoelectrochemical-degradation-of-organic-compounds-coupled-with-molecular-hydrogen-generation-using-electrochromic-tio2-nanotube-arrays
#17
Min Seok Koo, Kangwoo Cho, Jeyong Yoon, Wonyong Choi
Vertically aligned TiO2 nanotube arrays (TNTs) were prepared by electrochemical anodization, and then cathodically polarized with dark blue coloration for the dual-functional photoelectrochemical water treatment of organic substrates degradation and accompanying H2 generation. The resulting Blue-TNTs (inner diameter: ~40 nm; length: ~9 μm) showed negligible shift in X-ray diffraction pattern compared with the intact TNTs, but the X-ray photoelectron spectra indicated a partial reduction of Ti(4+) to Ti(3+) on the surface...
April 26, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444941/automated-ultrasound-edge-tracking-software-comparable-to-established-semi-automated-reference-software-for-carotid-intima-media-thickness-analysis
#18
Ninette Shenouda, Nicole A Proudfoot, Katharine D Currie, Brian W Timmons, Maureen J MacDonald
Many commercial ultrasound systems are now including automated analysis packages for the determination of carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT); however, details regarding their algorithms and methodology are not published. Few studies have compared their accuracy and reliability with previously established automated software, and those that have were in asymptomatic adults. Therefore, this study compared cIMT measures from a fully automated ultrasound edge-tracking software (EchoPAC PC, Version 110.0.2; GE Medical Systems, Horten, Norway) to an established semi-automated reference software (Artery Measurement System (AMS) II, Version 1...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444781/constructing-longitudinal-disease-progression-curves-using-sparse-short-term-individual-data-with-an-application-to-alzheimer-s-disease
#19
C A Budgeon, K Murray, B A Turlach, S Baker, V L Villemagne, S C Burnham
In epidemiology, cohort studies utilised to monitor and assess disease status and progression often result in short-term and sparse follow-up data. Thus, gaining an understanding of the full-term disease pathogenesis can be difficult, requiring shorter-term data from many individuals to be collated. We investigate and evaluate methods to construct and quantify the underlying long-term longitudinal trajectories for disease markers using short-term follow-up data, specifically applied to Alzheimer's disease. We generate individuals' follow-up data to investigate approaches to this problem adopting a four-step modelling approach that (i) determines individual slopes and anchor points for their short-term trajectory, (ii) fits polynomials to these slopes and anchor points, (iii) integrates the reciprocated polynomials and (iv) inverts the resulting curve providing an estimate of the underlying longitudinal trajectory...
April 25, 2017: Statistics in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444594/bio-transformation-and-stabilization-of-arsenic-as-in-contaminated-soil-using-arsenic-oxidizing-bacteria-and-fecl3-amendment
#20
Santosh Kumar Karn, Xiangliang Pan, Ian R Jenkinson
A combination of biological and chemical methods was applied in the present study to evaluate the removal of arsenic (As) from contaminated soil. The treatment involved As-oxidizing microbes aimed of transforming the more toxic As (III) to less toxic As (V) in the soil. FeCl3 was added at three different concentrations (1, 2, and 3%) to stabilize the As (V). Leaching of the treated soil was investigated by making a soil column and passing tap water through it to determine solubility. Experimental results indicated that the bacterial activity had a pronounced positive effect on the transformation of As, and decreased the soluble exchangeable fraction from 50 to 0...
May 2017: 3 Biotech
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