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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221933/thermal-inactivation-kinetics-of-sporolactobacillus-nakayamae-spores-a-spoilage-bacterium-isolated-from-a-model-mashed-potato-scallion-mixture
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Hayriye Bozkurt, Jairus R D David, Ryan J Talley, D Scott Lineback, P Michael Davidson
Sporolactobacillus species have been occasionally isolated from spoiled foods and environmental sources. Thus, food processors should be aware of their potential presence and characteristics. In this study, the heat resistance and influence of the growth and recovery media on apparent heat resistance of Sporolactobacillus nakayamae spores were studied and described mathematically. For each medium, survivor curves and thermal death curves were generated for different treatment times (0 to 25 min) at different temperatures (70, 75, and 80°C) and Weibull and first-order models were compared...
September 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220850/comparing-the-survival-rate-of-juvenile-chinook-salmon-migrating-through-hydropower-systems-using-injectable-and-surgical-acoustic-transmitters
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Z D Deng, J J Martinez, H Li, R A Harnish, C M Woodley, J A Hughes, X Li, T Fu, J Lu, G A McMichael, M A Weiland, M B Eppard, J R Skalski, R L Townsend
Acoustic telemetry is one of the primary technologies for studying the behavior and survival of fishes throughout the world. The size and performance of the transmitter are key limiting factors. The newly developed injectable transmitter is the first acoustic transmitter that can be implanted via injection instead of surgery. A two-part field study was conducted to evaluate the performance of the injectable transmitter and its effect on the survival of implanted fish. The injectable transmitter performed well and similarly to the proceeding generation of commercially-available JSATS transmitters tested concurrently...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220727/effects-of-cold-storage-on-the-biological-characteristics-of-microplitis-prodeniae-hymenoptera-braconidae
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Z Yan, J J Yue, C Bai, Z Q Peng, C H Zhang
The endoparasitoid Microplitis prodeniae Rao and Chandry is an important potential augmentative biological control agent for lepidopteran pests of vegetables and tobacco. However, cold storage of pupae is required to ensure that sufficient parasitoids are available when they are needed in the field. In this study, pupae were maintained at 0, 4 or 10°C for 5-50 days after which the adults were evaluated for emergence, pre-emergence period, sex ratio, female longevity, oviposition period, and fecundity. Cold storage did not affect the pre-emergence period or proportion of females; however, there was a significant reduction in emergence, female longevity, oviposition period, and fecundity with increased exposure to cold...
February 21, 2017: Bulletin of Entomological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220590/biosynthesis-and-mass-spectral-fragmentation-pathways-of-13-c-and-15-n-labeled-cytochalasin-d-produced-by-xylaria-arbuscula
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Luciana da Silva Amaral, Taicia Pacheco Fill, Luiz Fernando Arruda Santos, Edson Rodrigues-Filho
The fungus Xylaria arbuscula was isolated as an endophyte from Cupressus lusitanica and has shown to be a prominent producer of cytochalasans, mainly cytochalasin C, D and Q. Cytochalasans comprise an important class of fungal secondary metabolites that have aroused attention due to their uncommon molecular structures and pronounced biological activities. Due to the few published studies on the ESI-MS/MS fragmentation of this important class of secondary metabolites, in the first part of our work we studied the cytochalasin D fragmentation pathways using an ESI-Q-ToF mass spectrometer coupled with liquid chromatography...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Mass Spectrometry: JMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220173/spin-polarized-transport-in-graphene-nanoribbons-with-rashba-spin-orbit-interaction-the-effects-of-spatial-symmetry
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Qingtian Zhang, K S Chan, Jingbo Li
We study the spin-dependent transport properties of graphene nanoribbons with Rashba spin-orbit interaction (SOI). It is found that highly spin polarized electrical currents can be produced in asymmetrically-notched graphene nanoribbons, and the polarization components are found to be along the x, y and z directions. The spin polarization is largely enhanced by breaking the spatial symmetries of ideal graphene nanoribbons with Rashba SOI, and the spin polarized electrical currents with higher flexibility in the orientation of the polarization can be generated...
February 21, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220169/mg-ome-2-promoted-allylic-isomerization-of-%C3%AE-hydroxy-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-alkenoic-esters-to-synthesize-%C3%AE-ketone-esters
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Luhao Lai, A-Ni Li, Jiawei Zhou, Yarong Guo, Li Lin, Wei Chen, Rui Wang
This work concerns the Mg(OMe)2 promoted allylic isomerization of γ-hydroxy-α,β-alkenoic esters with TMEDA as an additive. The isomerization proceeded under mild conditions and afforded γ-keto esters in high yield (up to 96%) within 2 h. Both (Z)- and (E)-γ-hydroxy-α,β-alkenoic esters were tolerated under the reaction conditions. This transformation involves the in situ formation of a dienolate intermediate from the easily accessible γ-hydroxy-α,β-alkenoic ester. The in situ generated dienolate can react with benzaldehyde and undergo a practical, useful tandem allylic isomerization-Aldol reaction to afford more functionalized compounds...
February 21, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218888/using-clinical-signs-and-symptoms-for-medical-management-of-radiation-casualties-2015-nato-exercise
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H Dörr, M Abend, W F Blakely, D L Bolduc, D Boozer, T Costeira, T Dant, A De Amicis, S De Sanctis, M Dondey, M Drouet, F Entine, S Francois, G Gagna, N Guitard, F Hérodin, M Hoefer, A Lamkowski, G La Sala, F Lista, P Loiacono, M Majewski, P Martigne, D Métivier, X Michel, J Pateux, J Pejchal, G Reeves, D Riccobono, Z Sinkorova, L Soyez, D Stricklin, A Tichy, M Valente, C R Woodruff, L Zarybnicka, M Port
The utility of early-phase (≤5 days) radiation-induced clinical signs and symptoms (e.g., vomiting, diarrhea, erythema and changes in blood cell counts) was examined for the prediction of later occurring acute radiation syndrome (ARS) severity and the development of medical management strategies. Medical treatment protocols for radiation accident victims (METREPOL) was used to grade ARS severities, which were assigned response categories (RCs). Data on individuals (n = 191) with mild (RC1, n = 45), moderate (RC2, n = 19), severe (RC3, n = 20) and fatal (RC4, n = 18) ARS, as well as nonexposed individuals (RC0, n = 89) were generated using either METREPOL (n = 167) or the system for evaluation and archiving of radiation accidents based on case histories (SEARCH) database (n = 24), the latter comprised of real-case descriptions...
February 20, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216670/intraluminal-pressure-patterns-in-the-human-colon-assessed-by-high-resolution-manometry
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Ji-Hong Chen, Yuanjie Yu, Zixian Yang, Wen-Zhen Yu, Wu Lan Chen, Hui Yu, Marie Jeong-Min Kim, Min Huang, Shiyun Tan, Hesheng Luo, Jianfeng Chen, Jiande D Z Chen, Jan D Huizinga
Assessment of colonic motor dysfunction is rarely done because of inadequate methodology and lack of knowledge about normal motor patterns. Here we report on elucidation of intraluminal pressure patterns using High Resolution Colonic Manometry during a baseline period and in response to a meal, in 15 patients with constipation, chronically dependent on laxatives, 5 healthy volunteers and 9 patients with minor, transient, IBS-like symptoms but no sign of constipation. Simultaneous pressure waves (SPWs) were the most prominent propulsive motor pattern, associated with gas expulsion and anal sphincter relaxation, inferred to be associated with fast propagating contractions...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214776/the-metabolic-impact-of-extracellular-nitrite-on-aerobic-metabolism-of-paracoccus-denitrificans
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K R Hartop, M J Sullivan, G Giannopoulos, A J Gates, P L Bond, Z Yuan, T A Clarke, G Rowley, D J Richardson
Nitrite, in equilibrium with free nitrous acid (FNA), can inhibit both aerobic and anaerobic growth of microbial communities through bactericidal activities that have considerable potential for control of microbial growth in a range of water systems. There has been much focus on the effect of nitrite/FNA on anaerobic metabolism and so, to enhance understanding of the metabolic impact of nitrite/FNA on aerobic metabolism, a study was undertaken with a model denitrifying bacterium Paracoccus denitrificans PD1222...
February 7, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212423/phenolic-extract-from-oleaster-olea-europaea-var-sylvestris-leaves-reduces-colon-cancer-growth-and-induces-caspase-dependent-apoptosis-in-colon-cancer-cells-via-the-mitochondrial-apoptotic-pathway
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Wafa Zeriouh, Abdelhafid Nani, Meriem Belarbi, Adélie Dumont, Charlotte de Rosny, Ikram Aboura, Fatima Zahra Ghanemi, Babar Murtaza, Danish Patoli, Charles Thomas, Lionel Apetoh, Cédric Rébé, Dominique Delmas, Naim Akhtar Khan, François Ghiringhelli, Mickael Rialland, Aziz Hichami
Dietary polyphenols, derived from natural products, have received a great interest for their chemopreventive properties against cancer. In this study, we investigated the effects of phenolic extract of the oleaster leaves (PEOL) on tumor growth in mouse model and on cell death in colon cancer cell lines. We assessed the effect of oleaster leaf infusion on HCT116 (human colon cancer cell line) xenograft growth in athymic nude mice. We observed that oleaster leaf polyphenol-rich infusion limited HCT116 tumor growth in vivo...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211360/the-effect-of-silica-thickness-on-nano-tio2-particles-for-functional-polyurethane-nanocomposites
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Chao Chen, Wei Wu, William Z Xu, Paul A Charpentier
In order to help reduce the agglomeration of TiO2 nanoparticles in polyurethane coatings while enhancing their photoactivity and mechanical/physical properties, this work examined encapsulating TiO2 nanoparticles in a thin layer of SiO2, prior to their nanocomposite polymerization. By applying a Stöber process, varying thicknesses of SiO2 were successfully coated onto the surface of anatase and rutile TiO2 nanoparticles. The methylene blue results showed that different loadings of SiO2 onto the TiO2 surface significantly influenced their photocatalytic activity...
March 17, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208417/terahertz-generation-from-laser-driven-ultrafast-current-propagation-along-a-wire-target
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H B Zhuo, S J Zhang, X H Li, H Y Zhou, X Z Li, D B Zou, M Y Yu, H C Wu, Z M Sheng, C T Zhou
Generation of intense coherent THz radiation by obliquely incidenting an intense laser pulse on a wire target is studied using particle-in-cell simulation. The laser-accelerated fast electrons are confined and guided along the surface of the wire, which then acts like a current-carrying line antenna and under appropriate conditions can emit electromagnetic radiation in the THz regime. For a driving laser intensity ∼3×10^{18}W/cm^{2} and pulse duration ∼10 fs, a transient current above 10 KA is produced on the wire surface...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208321/high-efficiency-%C3%AE-ray-flash-generation-via-multiple-laser-scattering-in-ponderomotive-potential-well
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Z Gong, R H Hu, Y R Shou, B Qiao, C E Chen, X T He, S S Bulanov, T Zh Esirkepov, S V Bulanov, X Q Yan
γ-ray flash generation in near-critical-density target irradiated by four symmetrical colliding laser pulses is numerically investigated. With peak intensities about 10^{23} W/cm^{2}, the laser pulses boost electron energy through direct laser acceleration, while pushing them inward with the ponderomotive force. After backscattering with counterpropagating laser, the accelerated electron is trapped in the electromagnetic standing waves or the ponderomotive potential well created by the coherent overlapping of the laser pulses, and emits γ-ray photons in a multiple-laser-scattering regime, where electrons act as a medium transferring energy from the laser to γ rays in the ponderomotive potential valley...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208314/spontaneous-generation-of-temperature-anisotropy-in-a-strongly-coupled-magnetized-plasma
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T Ott, M Bonitz, P Hartmann, Z Donkó
A magnetic field was recently shown to enhance field-parallel heat conduction in a strongly correlated plasma whereas cross-field conduction is reduced. Here we show that in such plasmas, the magnetic field has the additional effect of inhibiting the isotropization process between field-parallel and cross-field temperature components, thus leading to the emergence of strong and long-lived temperature anisotropies when the plasma is locally perturbed. An extended heat equation is shown to describe this process accurately...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208291/growth-based-bacterial-viability-assay-for-interference-free-and-high-throughput-toxicity-screening-of-nanomaterials
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Tian A Qiu, Thu Ha Thi Nguyen, Natalie V Hudson-Smith, Peter L Clement, Dona-Carla Forester, Hilena Frew, Mimi N Hang, Catherine J Murphy, Robert J Hamers, Z Vivian Feng, Christy L Haynes
Current high-throughput approaches evaluating toxicity of chemical agents toward bacteria typically rely on optical assays, such as luminescence and absorbance, to probe the viability of the bacteria. However, when applied to toxicity induced by nanomaterials, scattering and absorbance from the nanomaterials act as interferences that complicate quantitative analysis. Herein, we describe a bacterial viability assay that is free of optical interference from nanomaterials and can be performed in a high-throughput format on 96-well plates...
February 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208265/effect-of-nanoemitters-on-suppressing-the-formation-of-metal-adduct-ions-in-electrospray-ionization-mass-spectrometry
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Jun Hu, Qi-Yuan Guan, Jiang Wang, Xiao-Xiao Jiang, Zeng-Qiang Wu, Xing-Hua Xia, Jing-Juan Xu, Hong-Yuan Chen
In the work, we showed that the use of nanoemitters (tip dimension <1 μm, typically ∼100 nm) could dramatically reduce the nonspecific metal adduction to peptide or protein ions as well as improve the matrix tolerance of electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS). The proton-enriched smaller initial droplets are supposed to have played a significant role in suppressing the formation of metal adduct ions in nanoemitters. The proton-enrichment effect in the nanoemitters is related to both the exclusion-enrichment effect (EEE) and the ion concentration polarization effect (ICP effect), which permit the molecular ions to be regulated to protonated ones...
February 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207856/biodiesel-production-potential-from-fat-fraction-of-municipal-waste-in-makkah
#17
K Shahzad, A S Nizami, M Sagir, M Rehan, S Maier, M Z Khan, O K M Ouda, I M I Ismail, A O BaFail
In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), millions of Muslims come to perform Pilgrimage every year. Around one million ton of municipal solid waste (MSW) is generated in Makkah city annually. The collected MSW is disposed of in the landfills without any treatment or energy recovery. As a result, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and contamination of the soil and water bodies along with leachate and odors are occurring in waste disposal vicinities. The composition of MSW shows that food waste is the largest waste stream (up to 51%) of the total generated MSW...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203001/-effect-of-concentrated-growth-factors-on-the-treatment-of-degree-ii-furcation-involvements-of-mandibular-molars
#18
J Qiao, J Y Duan, Y Chu, C Z Sun
OBJECTIVE: Concentrated growth factors (CGF), a new generation of platelet concentrate products, appears to have more abundant growth factors because of its special centrifugation process. However, there are few studies supporting this. This study was designed to evaluate the effect of CGFs in the treatment of II° furcations of mandibular molars. METHODS: In the present study, thirty-one II° furcation involvements in twenty mandiblular molars were included and randomly divided into two groups...
February 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196921/noninvasive-prenatal-screening-of-fetal-aneuploidy-without-massively-parallel-sequencing
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Chenming Xu, Ting Wang, Chao Liu, Hong Li, Xiaoyan Chen, Huanhuan Zhu, Songchang Chen, Qiuhong Xin, Jing Tao, Liming Huang, Zhengwen Jiang
BACKGROUND: Noninvasive prenatal screening (NIPS) using plasma cell-free DNA has gained tremendous popularity in the clinical assessment of fetal aneuploidy. Most, if not all, of these tests rely on complex and expensive massively parallel sequencing (MPS) techniques, hindering the use of NIPS as a common screening procedure. METHODS: We have developed and optimized an MPS-independent noninvasive genetic test that can rapidly detect fetal aneuploidy at considerably lower costs...
February 14, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196564/teaching-millennials-and-generation-z-bridging-the-generational-divide
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Bobbi Shatto, Kelly Erwin
Most undergraduate students today are part of the millennial generation. However, the next wave of students-Generation Z-are just beginning to enter universities. Although these groups share many similarities, they each have unique characteristics that create challenges in the classroom. Incorporating technology, engaging students with adaptive learning activities, and understanding basic generational differences are ways to limit the effects of generational conflict while keeping both millennials and Generation Z students engaged in learning...
February 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
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