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Morphologic patterns

Avital Deutsch, Hadas Velan, Tamar Michaly
Complex words in Hebrew are composed of two non-concatenated morphemes: a consonantal root embedded in a nominal or verbal word-pattern morpho-phonological unit made up of vowels or vowels and consonants. The root carries the core meaning of the word, whereas the word-pattern creates variations on this meaning, determines the word's grammatical characteristics, and carries segmental and suprasegmental information about the word's structure. Research on written-word recognition has revealed a robust effect of the roots and the verbal-patterns, but not of the nominal-patterns, on word recognition...
October 19, 2016: Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology: QJEP
Liang Hu, Yao Huang, Wenyu Chen, Xin Fu, Haibo Xie
The morphology and dynamics of the pendant drops attached to the chemically patterned surfaces (pattern-pinned pendant drop) with different hydrophilic/hydrophobic contrast are investigated experimentally and numerically. During the experiments, the evolution of the contact angle and the maximum drop volume is found to be different from the traditional pendant drops whose contact line pinned on the edge of the tips (tip-pinned pendant drop), and the deviation is related both to the pattern radius and the wettability contrast...
October 18, 2016: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
Valmiki B Koli, Sagar D Delekar, Shivaji H Pawar
In this study, nanocomposites of Fe-doped TiO2 with multi-walled carbon nanotubes (0.1- 0.5 wt. %) were prepared by using sol-gel method. The structural and morphological analysis were carried out with using X-ray diffraction pattern and transmission electron microscopy, which confirm the presence of pure anatase phase and particle sizes in the range 15-20 nm. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy was used to determine the surface compositions of the nanocomposites. UV-vis diffuse reflectance spectra confirm redshift in the optical absorption edge of nanocomposites with increasing amount of multi-walled carbon nanotubes...
December 2016: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
Alexey L Chernobrovkin, Roman A Zubarev
While the focus of attempts to classify cell death programs has finally shifted in 2010s from microscopy-based morphological characteristics to biochemical assays, more recent discoveries have put the underlying assumptions of many such assays under severe stress, mostly because of the limited specificity of the assays. On the other hand, proteomics can quantitatively measure the abundances of thousands of proteins in a single experiment. Thus proteomics could develop a modern alternative to both semiquantitative morphology assessment as well as single-molecule biochemical assays...
2016: Cell Death Discovery
Douglas K Rex, Prasanna Ponugoti, Charles Kahi
BACKGROUND: Classification schemes for differentiation of conventional colorectal adenomas from serrated lesions rely on patterns of blood vessels and pits. Morphologic features have not been validated as predictors of histology. AIM: Describe the prevalence of the "valley sign" and validate it as a marker of conventional adenomas METHODS: Three experts judged the prevalence of the valley sign in 301 consecutive small adenomas. Medical students were taught to recognize the valley and tested on their recognition of the valley sign...
October 14, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Yuki Daimon, Noriyasu Kamei, Kohsaku Kawakami, Mariko Takeda-Morishita, Hironori Izawa, Yuki Takechi-Haraya, Hiroyuki Saito, Hideki Sakai, Masahiko Abe, Katsuhiko Ariga
The effect of carrier morphology on the intestinal absorption of insulin was investigated using a morphology-tunable polymeric carrier, β-cyclodextrin-grafted chitosan (BCC). The insulin-BCC complexes were prepared either in acetate and citrate buffer solutions, followed by dilution with phosphate buffer for the administration. The complex had a molecular network structure in the acetate buffer, whereas nanoparticles formed in the citrate buffer. The network structure in the acetate buffer was maintained even after dilution with a phosphate buffer, but the nanoparticles in the citrate buffer caused aggregation after dilution...
October 17, 2016: Molecular Pharmaceutics
J S Antoun, W M Thomson, T R Merriman, M Farella
BACKGROUND: The relationship between facial morphology and jaw function remains controversial. OBJECTIVE: To investigate differences in self-reported oral behaviour patterns between normodivergent and hyperdivergent participants. METHODS: Some 80 cases and controls were individually matched on age, gender, ethnicity and treatment stage. The participants were recruited from an orthodontic clinic, and included both adolescents and adults. Habitual oral activity was assessed using the Oral Behaviour Checklist (OBC) based on their experiences in the past 4 weeks...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
Naiyin Yu, Abhijit Ghosh, Michael F Hagan
We use computer simulations and simple theoretical models to analyze the morphologies that result when rod-like particles end-attach onto a curved surface, creating a finite-thickness monolayer aligned with the surface normal. This geometry leads to two forms of frustration, one associated with the incompatibility of hexagonal order on surfaces with Gaussian curvature, and the second reflecting the deformation of a layer with finite thickness on a surface with non-zero mean curvature. We show that the latter effect leads to a faceting mechanism...
October 17, 2016: Soft Matter
Keping Sun, Rebecca T Kimball, Tong Liu, Xuewen Wei, Longru Jin, Tinglei Jiang, Aiqing Lin, Jiang Feng
Palaeoclimatic oscillations and different landscapes frequently result in complex population-level structure or the evolution of cryptic species. Elucidating the potential mechanisms is vital to understanding speciation events. However, such complex evolutionary patterns have rarely been reported in bats. In China, the Rhinolophus macrotis complex contains a large form and a small form, suggesting the existence of a cryptic bat species. Our field surveys found these two sibling species have a continuous and widespread distribution with partial sympatry...
October 17, 2016: Scientific Reports
Miklós Resch, Csilla Németh, György Barcsay, Mónika Ecsedy, Ágnes Borbándy, Zsuzsanna Géhl, Anikó Balogh, Antal Szabó, Zoltán Zsolt Nagy, András Papp
INTRODUCTION: Vascular endothelial growth factor antibody therapy is an established treatment of exsudative age-related macular degeneration. AIM: The morphologic characterisation of the macular microvasculature after longstanding treatment. METHOD: Forty-eight patients (34 women and 14 men; age, 74.4 ± 8.0 years) were enrolled in the study. During follow-up time (53.8 ± 31.0 months), 7.6 ± 4.9 injections were administered in 56 eyes. Optical coherence tomography angiographic examination was performed with AngioVue (Optovue Inc...
October 2016: Orvosi Hetilap
Tuo Ji, Long Chen, Liwen Mu, Jiahua Zhu
Converting nitrobenzene to freestanding polyaniline tube arrays has been successfully carried out in a "Water-oil-water" triphasic reaction system, where catalytic reduction of nitrobenzene to aniline and aniline polymerization reactions were synergistically integrated. With optimized control over molecular diffusion and reaction at separate solid/liquid and liquid/liquid interfaces, polyaniline nanostructures could be synthesized with different morphologies. Paired molecular diffusion and reaction rate is revealed as the dominating factor that determines the feasibility of reaction system to produce patterned array structure...
October 17, 2016: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
Frédéric Chamberland, Tristan Maurina, Séverine Degano-Valmary, Thierry Spicarolen, Loïc Chaigneau
Angiosarcomas are one of the rarest subtypes of sarcomas; those are malignant vascular tumors arising from vascular endothelial cells. Occurrence of intra-oral angiosarcoma is extremely rare (0.0077% of all cancers in Europe). We present here, to our knowledge, the first case of a 83-year-old man with gingival and both palatine tonsils localization of a grade-two angiosarcoma discovered after a two months history of a painful lesion followed by hematoma and spontaneous bleeding. Chemotherapy with paclitaxel and hemostatic radiotherapy were inefficient and he died seven months after the first symptoms...
September 5, 2016: Rare Tumors
Hanna Zwaka, Daniel Münch, Gisela Manz, Randolf Menzel, Jürgen Rybak
In the honeybee brain, two prominent tracts - the medial and the lateral antennal lobe tract - project from the primary olfactory center, the antennal lobes (ALs), to the central brain, the mushroom bodies (MBs), and the protocerebral lobe (PL). Intracellularly stained uniglomerular projection neurons were reconstructed, registered to the 3D honeybee standard brain atlas, and then used to derive the spatial properties and quantitative morphology of the neurons of both tracts. We evaluated putative synaptic contacts of projection neurons (PNs) using confocal microscopy...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
Qian Li, Rui Liu, Tao Wu, Min Zhang
Six soluble dietary fiber (SDF) fractions were prepared via stepwise ethanol precipitation from natural and fermented wheat bran. The chemical composition, molecular weight distribution, glycosidic linkage and substitution pattern of the SDF fractions were elucidated by sugar analysis, periodate oxidation and Smith degradation, molecular determination, and 1H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) analysis. The impacts of SDF fractions on the rheological properties and morphologies of doughs were investigated by farinography, rheometry and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to clarify the relationship between the microstructural features of SDF fractions and the macroscopic properties of SDF-containing doughs...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Soohyun Hwang, Joungho Han, Misun Choi, Myung-Ju Ahn, Yong Soo Choi
Background: We reviewed a series of 188 resected pulmonary mucinous adenocarcinomas (MAs) to clarify the prognostic significance of lepidic and non-lepidic patterns. Materials and Methods: Non-lepidic patterns were divided into bland, non-distorted acini with uncertain invasiveness (pattern 1), unequivocal invasion into stroma (pattern 2), or invasion into alveolar spaces (pattern 3). Results: The mean percentage of invasive patterns (patterns 2 and 3) was lowest in small (≤3 cm) tumors, and gradually increased in intermediate (>3 cm and ≤7 cm) and large (>7 cm) tumors (8...
October 16, 2016: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
Benjamin E Carter, Juan Larraín, Alžběta Manukjanová, Blanka Shaw, A Jonathan Shaw, Jochen Heinrichs, Peter de Lange, Monica Suleiman, Louis Thouvenot, Matt von Konrat
Frullania subgenus Microfrullania is a clade of ca. 15 liverwort species occurring in Australasia, Malesia, and southern South America. We used combined nuclear and chloroplast sequence data from 265 ingroup accessions to test species circumscriptions and estimate the biogeographic history of the subgenus. With dense infra-specific sampling, we document an important role of long-distance dispersal in establishing phylogeographic patterns of extant species. At deeper time scales, a combination of phylogenetic analyses, divergence time estimation and ancestral range estimation were used to reject vicariance and to document the role of long-distance dispersal in explaining the evolution and biogeography of the clade across the southern Hemisphere...
October 12, 2016: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
H L M Tucker, K L Beaudry, C L M Parsons, S E Ellis, R M Akers
Prepubertal mammary development involves elongation and branching of ducts and stromal tissue remodeling. This process is closely linked with ovarian and pituitary hormones, growth factors, and local regulators. Accumulating evidence suggests that the myoepithelial cells also play a role in ductal development in addition to their well-recognized importance in the milk ejection reflex. Following reports that myoepithelial cells changed in correspondence with decreased mammary growth after ovariectomy of prepubertal heifers, we evaluated myoepithelial cells in mammary tissue collected from prepubertal heifers treated with the antiestrogen tamoxifen...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Dairy Science
Dusan Hirjak, Anne K Thomann, Katharina M Kubera, Robert C Wolf, Haang Jeung, Klaus H Maier-Hein, Philipp A Thomann
Impulsivity is associated with distinct mental disorders but is also considered as a personality trait exhibited by healthy individuals. Current studies suggest that early stressful life events might cause higher impulsivity in the adulthood. Morphological features, which reflect early brain development, could provide valuable information regarding the origin of impulsive behavior. However, none of the previous MRI studies employed a methodology specifically designed to investigate the relationship between impulsivity and markers of brain development...
October 14, 2016: Brain Imaging and Behavior
Amanehalsadat Pouriyeh, Nematollah Khorasani, Farhad Hosseinzadeh Lotfi, Parvin Farshchi
Unplanned growth of cities is a matter of concern these days. Lack of attention to proper patterns of urban development has left so many harmful effects on human health and the environment. One of the most effective methods that can be used to measure the efficiency of urban development is data envelopment analysis (DEA). The present study is an attempt to evaluate the performance and efficiency of development of Yazd City using the DEA over the years 1983-2013. In this regard, the ecological factors, affecting the growth of the city of Yazd in the study period, were identified initially...
November 2016: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
María Alejandra Rossin, Juan Tomás Timi
Nematodes belonging to genus Hedruris Nitzsch, 1821 (Nematoda: Hedruridae) were found in the stomach of the freshwater fish Oligosarcus jenynsii (Günther, 1864) (Characidae) from a shallow eutrophic lake in Argentina. Morphological comparisons with congeneric relatives showed that these nematodes belong to a new species, for which H. bifida n. sp. is proposed. Hedruris bifida n. sp. can be distinguished from its congeners by the following combination of characters: bifid deirids, absence of precloacal papillae and nine pairs of postcloacal papillae and non-mammillated eggs...
November 2016: Systematic Parasitology
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