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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650580/single-atomically-sharp-lateral-monolayer-p-n-heterojunction-solar-cells-with-extraordinarily-high-power-conversion-efficiency
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Meng-Lin Tsai, Ming-Yang Li, José Ramón Durán Retamal, Kai-Tak Lam, Yung-Chang Lin, Kazu Suenaga, Lih-Juann Chen, Gengchiau Liang, Lain-Jong Li, Jr-Hau He
The recent development of 2D monolayer lateral semiconductor has created new paradigm to develop p-n heterojunctions. Albeit, the growth methods of these heterostructures typically result in alloy structures at the interface, limiting the development for high-efficiency photovoltaic (PV) devices. Here, the PV properties of sequentially grown alloy-free 2D monolayer WSe2 -MoS2 lateral p-n heterojunction are explores. The PV devices show an extraordinary power conversion efficiency of 2.56% under AM 1.5G illumination...
June 26, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650575/creation-of-faceted-polyhedral-microgels-from-compressed-emulsions
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Jing Fan, Shin-Hyun Kim, Zi Chen, Shaobing Zhou, Esther Amstad, Tina Lin, David A Weitz
Compressed monodisperse emulsions in confined space exhibit highly ordered structures. The influence of the volume fraction and the confinement geometry on the organized structures is investigated and the mechanism by which structural transition occurs is studied. Based on the understanding of ordering behavior of compressed emulsions, a simple and high-throughput method to fabricate monodisperse polyhedral microgels using the emulsions as the template is developed. By controlling the geometry of the confined spaces, a variety of shapes such as hexagonal prism, Fejes Toth honeycomb prism, truncated octahedron, pyritohedron, and truncated hexagonal trapezohedron are implemented...
June 26, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650319/somatostatin-binds-to-the-human-amyloid-%C3%AE-peptide-and-favors-the-formation-of-distinct-oligomers
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Hansen Wang, Lisa D Muiznieks, Punam Ghosh, Declan Williams, Michael Solarski, Andrew Fang, Alejandro Ruiz-Riquelme, Régis Pomès, Joel C Watts, Avi Chakrabartty, Holger Wille, Simon Sharpe, Gerold Schmitt-Ulms
The amyloid β peptide (Aβ) is a key player in the etiology of Alzheimer disease (AD), yet a systematic investigation of its molecular interactions has not been reported. Here we identified by quantitative mass spectrometry proteins in human brain extract that bind to oligomeric Aβ1-42 (oAβ1-42) and/or monomeric Aβ1-42 (mAβ1-42) baits. Remarkably, the cyclic neuroendocrine peptide somatostatin-14 (SST14) was observed to be the most selectively enriched oAβ1-42 binder. The binding interface comprises a central tryptophan within SST14 and the N-terminus of Aβ1-42...
June 26, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649962/biological-sensing-using-hybridization-phase-of-plasmonic-resonances-with-photonic-lattice-modes-in-arrays-of-gold-nanoantennas
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Rithvik Reddy Gutha, Seyed M Sadeghi, Christina Sharp, Waylin J Wing
We study biological sensing using the hybridization phase of localized surface plasmon resonances (LSPRs) with diffraction modes (photonic lattice modes) in arrays of gold nanoantennas. We map the degree of the hybridization process using an embedding dielectric material (Si), identifying the critical thicknesses wherein the optical responses of the arrays are mainly governed by pure LSPRs (insignificant hybridization), Fano-type coupling of LSPRs with diffraction orders (hybridization state), and their intermediate state (hybridization phase)...
June 26, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649618/synergistic-effects-of-influenza-and-1-methyl-4-phenyl-1-2-3-6-tetrahydropyridine-mptp-can-be-eliminated-by-the-use-of-influenza-therapeutics-experimental-evidence-for-the-multi-hit-hypothesis
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Shankar Sadasivan, Bridgett Sharp, Stacey Schultz-Cherry, Richard Jay Smeyne
Central Nervous System inflammation has been implicated in neurodegenerative disorders including Parkinson's disease (Ransohoff, Science 353: 777-783, 2016; Kannarkat et al. J. Parkinsons Dis. 3: 493-514, 2013). Here, we examined if the H1N1 influenza virus (Studahl et al. Drugs 73: 131-158, 2013) could synergize with the parkinsonian toxin 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (Jackson-Lewis et al. in Mark LeDoux (ed) Movement Disorders: Genetics and Models: 287-306, Elsevier, 2015) to induce a greater microglial activation and loss of substantia nigra pars compacta dopaminergic neurons than either insult alone...
2017: NPJ Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648124/knowledge-based-iterative-model-reconstruction-in-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-comparison-with-hybrid-iterative-reconstruction-and-filtered-back-projection
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Min Jae Cha, Jae Seung Seo, Dong Soo Yoo, Semin Chong
Background Knowledge-based iterative model reconstruction (IMR) is known to allow radiation dose reduction while preserving image quality. Purpose To investigate the effect of IMR on coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) by comparing it with filtered back projection (FBP) and hybrid iterative reconstruction (HIR). Material and Methods Forty-five patients (group A) who underwent CCTA with prospective electrocardiogram (ECG) triggering at 80 kVp were included. All images were reconstructed using three algorithms: FBP, HIR, and IMR...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647662/microsurgical-bypass-training-rat-model-part-1-technical-nuances-of-exposure-of-the-aorta-and-iliac-arteries
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Ali Tayebi Meybodi, Michael T Lawton, Pooneh Mokhtari, Sonia Yousef, Sirin Gandhi, Arnau Benet
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Animal models using rodents are frequently used for the purpose of practicing microvascular anastomosis - an essential technique in cerebrovascular surgery. However, safely and efficiently exposing rat's target vessels is technically difficult. Such difficulty may lead to excessive hemorrhage and shorten animal survival. This limits the ability to perform multiple anastomoses on a single animal and may increase the overall training time and costs. We report our model for microsurgical bypass training in rodents in two consecutive articles...
June 21, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647540/reversible-swelling-of-sbmv-is-associated-with-reversible-disordering
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Jade Li, Carl Fricks, Donald L D Caspar, Ivan Rayment
The structures of the compact and swollen southern bean mosaic virus (SBMV) particles have been compared by X-ray diffraction and proton magnetic resonance (PMR). Small-angle X-ray scattering showed that removal of divalent cations at alkaline pH causes the particle diameter to increase from 289Å in the native SBMV by 12% in solution and by 9% in microcrystals. The swelling is fully reversible upon re-addition of Ca(2+)and Mg(2+) ions, as shown by the X-ray patterns at 6 Å resolution and by the 270 MHz PMR spectra...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647448/simulation-of-images-of-cdmam-phantom-and-the-estimation-of-measurement-uncertainties-of-threshold-gold-thickness
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Alistair Mackenzie, Timothy D Eales, Hannah L Dunn, Mary Yip Braidley, David R Dance, Kenneth C Young
PURPOSE: To demonstrate a method of simulating mammography images of the CDMAM phantom and to investigate the coefficient of variation (CoV) in the threshold gold thickness (tT) measurements associated with use of the phantom. METHODS: The noise and sharpness of Hologic Dimensions and GE Essential mammography systems were characterized to provide data for the simulation. The simulation method was validated by comparing the tT results of real and simulated images of the CDMAM phantom for three different doses and the two systems...
June 21, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646810/synergistic-anti-breast-cancer-effects-of-combined-treatment-with-oleuropein-and-doxorubicin-in-vivo
#10
Maha H Elamin, Abdelsalam B Elmahi, Maha H Daghestani, Ebtesam M Al-Olayan, Reem A Al-Ajmi, Afrah F Alkhuriji, Sherifa S Hamed, Manal F Elkhadragy
Context • Breast cancer is a leading cause of cancer fatalities among women worldwide. Of the more than 80% of patients who receive adjuvant chemotherapy, approximately 40% relapse. The majority of these patients die of disseminated metastatic disease, which emphasizes the need for new therapeutic strategies Objective • The study intended to investigate the anticancer effects of oleuropein (OL) and doxorubicin (DOX) individually and in combination on breast tumor xenografts and also to evaluate the molecular pathways involved...
June 23, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646167/effectively-infinite-optical-path-length-created-using-a-simple-cubic-photonic-crystal-for-extreme-light-trapping
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Brian J Frey, Ping Kuang, Mei-Li Hsieh, Jian-Hua Jiang, Sajeev John, Shawn-Yu Lin
A 900 nm thick TiO2 simple cubic photonic crystal with lattice constant 450 nm was fabricated and used to experimentally validate a newly-discovered mechanism for extreme light-bending. Absorption enhancement was observed extending 1-2 orders of magnitude over that of a reference TiO2 film. Several enhancement peaks in the region from 600-950 nm were identified, which far exceed both the ergodic fundamental limit and the limit based on surface-gratings, with some peaks exceeding 100 times enhancement...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646157/current-induced-resistive-state-in-fe-se-te-superconducting-nanostrips
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Ciro Nappi, Carlo Camerlingo, Emanuele Enrico, Emilio Bellingeri, Valeria Braccini, Carlo Ferdeghini, Ettore Sarnelli
We study the current-voltage characteristics of Fe(Se,Te) thin films deposited on CaF2 substrates in form of nanostrips (width w ~ λ, λ the London penetration length). In view of a possible application of these materials to superconductive electronics and micro-electronics we focus on transport properties in small magnetic field, the one generated by the bias current. From the characteristics taken at different temperatures we derive estimates for the pinning potential U and the pinning potential range δ for the magnetic flux lines (vortices)...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646025/remodeling-of-repolarization-and-arrhythmia-susceptibility-in-a-myosin-binding-protein-c-knockout-mouse-model
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Amir Toib, Chen Zhang, Giulia Borghetti, Xiaoxiao Zhang, Markus Wallner, Yijun Yang, Constantine Troupes, Hajime Kubo, Thomas Sharp, Eric Feldsott, Remus M Berretta, Neil Zalavadia, Danielle Trappanese, Shavonn Harper, Polina Gross, Xiongwen Chen, Sadia Mohsin, Steven Houser
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is one of the most common genetic cardiac diseases and amongst the leading causes of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in the young. The cellular mechanisms leading to SCD in HCM are not well known. Prolongation of the action potential duration (APD) is a common feature predisposing hypertrophied hearts to SCD. Previous studies have explored the roles of inward Na(+) and Ca(2+) in the development of HCM, but the role of repolarizing K(+) currents have not been defined. The objective of this study was to characterize the arrhythmogenic phenotype and cellular electrophysiological properties of mice with HCM, induced by Myosin Binding Protein C (MyBPC) Knockout (KO) and to test the hypothesis that remodeling of repolarizing K(+) currents cause APD prolongation in MyBPC KO myocytes...
June 23, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645510/the-nonlinear-flexural-response-of-a-whole-teleost-fish-contribution-of-scales-and-skin
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Lawrence Szewciw, Deju Zhu, Francois Barthelat
The scaled skin of fish is an intricate system that provides mechanical protection against hard and sharp puncture, while maintaining the high flexural compliance required for unhindered locomotion. This unusual combination of local hardness and global compliance makes fish skin an interesting model for bioinspired protective systems. In this work we investigate the flexural response of whole teleost fish, and how scales may affect global flexural stiffness. A bending moment is imposed on the entire body of a striped bass (Morone saxatilis)...
June 13, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644846/the-tree-balance-signature-of-mass-extinction-is-erased-by-continued-evolution-in-clades-of-constrained-size-with-trait-dependent-speciation
#15
Guan-Dong Yang, Paul-Michael Agapow, Gabriel Yedid
The kind and duration of phylogenetic topological "signatures" left in the wake of macroevolutionary events remain poorly understood. To this end, we examined a broad range of simulated phylogenies generated using trait-biased, heritable speciation probabilities and mass extinction that could be either random or selective on trait value, but also using background extinction and diversity-dependence to constrain clade sizes. In keeping with prior results, random mass extinction increased imbalance of clades that recovered to pre-extinction size, but was a relatively weak effect...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644820/investigation-of-real-tissue-water-equivalent-path-lengths-using-an-efficient-dose-extinction-method
#16
Rongxiao Zhang, Esther Baer, Kyung-Wook Jee, Gregory C Sharp, Jay Flanz, Hsiao-Ming Lu
For proton therapy, an accurate conversion of CT HU to relative stopping power (RSP) is essential. Validation of the conversion based on real tissue samples is more direct than the current practice solely based on tissue substitutes and can potentially address variations over the population. Based on a novel dose extinction method, we measured water equivalent path lengths (WEPL) on animal tissue samples to evaluate the accuracy of CT HU to RSP conversion and potential variations over a population. A broad proton beam delivered a spread out Bragg peak to the samples sandwiched between a water tank and a 2D ion-chamber detector...
June 23, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644779/cellular-light-scattering-for-the-identification-of-bacteria-and-its-application-to-the-identification-of-staphylococcus
#17
David L Haavig, Kaylagh R Hollen, Abbey E Debruin, Shelbi R Lisecki, Nicole C Shoup, Mickey J H Stimac, Anthony M Treloar, Zachary N Jodoin, Margaret S Bohm, Josh S Sharp
Rapid identification of bacteria is critical in clinical and food safety applications. This paper describes anovel instrument and data analysis method for identifying bacteria based on the measurement of laser light scattering as the beam interacts with bacterial cells suspended in water. A description of the technology is followed by an identification performance study for a set of strains from the genus Staphylococcus (the inclusive target organisms) and a set of non-Staphylococcus strains (the exclusive organisms)...
June 23, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644645/superfluidlike-mass-flow-through-8%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%AE-m-thick-solid-4-he-samples
#18
Jaeho Shin, Duk Y Kim, Ariel Haziot, Moses H W Chan
We report the observation of superfluidlike mass flow through coin-shaped 8  μm thick solid ^{4}He samples sandwiched between superfluid leads. Mass flow is found from the melting pressure to at least 30 bar with a concomitant decrease in the onset temperature from 1 to 0.25 K. The mass-flow rate is found to be sample dependent and can be enhanced by thermal annealing. The flow rate decreases with temperature and decays nearly exponentially with the pressure of the samples. The dissipation associated with the mass flow decreases with temperature and becomes superfluidlike near 0...
June 9, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644544/the-frontal-peak-sign-a-potential-new-indication-of-open-approach-in-frontal-sinus-mucoceles-with-posterior-table-erosion-a-retrospective-chart-review-of-thirty-seven-patients
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Emilie Béquignon, Jean-Philippe Blancal, Jean-Pierre Guichard, Katell Ruellan, Romain Kania, Elisabeth Sauvaget, Damien Bresson, Philippe Herman, Benjamin Verillaud
To date, most frontal mucoceles are treated endoscopically, provided that there is no major neo-osteogenesis and that the frontal sinus floor is wide enough to provide an adequate working space: the presence of a sinus wall dehiscence is not considered as a contraindication to an endoscopic approach. We report on a series of 37 patients presenting with frontal sinus mucoceles with posterior table erosion. Thirty-three (89.2%) had minimal erosion and/or a limited protrusion of the mucocele within the anterior cranial fossa on CT-scan, and were successfully operated on through an endoscopic approach...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644026/pb0-65mn2-85ga3s8-and-pb0-72mn2-84ga2-95se8-two-quaternary-metal-chalcognides-with-open-tunnel-framework-structures-displaying-intense-second-harmonic-generation-responses-and-interesting-magnetic-properties
#20
Molin Zhou, Xingxing Jiang, Yangwu Guo, Zheshuai Lin, Jiyong Yao, Yicheng Wu
By combining different nonlinear optical-active structural chromophores with transition metal Mn into a crystal structure, two novel quaternary metal chalcogenides Pb0.65Mn2.85Ga3S8 (1) and Pb0.72Mn2.84Ga2.95Se8 (2) were successfully synthesized. Compounds 1 and 2 are isostructural, and they represent a new structure type that crystallizes in the space group P6̅ (No. 174) in the hexagonal system. Their structures feature an interesting three-dimensional open-tunnel framework composed of bridged infinite chains with Pb(2+) cations filling in the biggest tunnels...
June 23, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
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