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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916705/the-effects-of-the-exopolysaccharide-and-growth-rate-on-the-morphogenesis-of-the-terrestrial-filamentous-cyanobacterium-nostoc-flagelliforme
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Lijuan Cui, Haiyan Xu, Zhaoxia Zhu, Xiang Gao
The terrestrial cyanobacterium Nostoc flagelliforme, which contributes to carbon and nitrogen supplies in arid and semi-arid regions, adopts a filamentous colony form. Owing to its herbal and dietary values, this species has been overexploited. Largely due to the lack of understanding on its morphogenesis, artificial cultivation has not been achieved. Additionally, it may serve as a useful model for recognizing the morphological adaptation of colonial cyanobacteria in terrestrial niches. However, it shows very slow growth in native habitats and is easily disintegrated under laboratory conditions...
September 15, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916141/in-vivo-multimodal-tumor-imaging-and-photodynamic-therapy-with-novel-theranostic-agents-based-on-the-porphyrazine-framework-chelated-gadolinium-iii-cation
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Diana V Yuzhakova, Svetlana A Lermontova, Ilya S Grigoryev, Maria S Muravieva, Alena I Gavrina, Marina V Shirmanova, Irina V Balalaeva, Larisa G Klapshina, Elena V Zagaynova
BACKGROUND: A promising strategy for cancer diagnosis and therapy is the development of an agent for multimodal imaging and treatment. In the present paper we report on two novel multifunctional agents prepared on the porphyrazine pigment platform using a gadolinium (III) cation chelated by red-fluorescent tetrapyrrole macrocycles (GdPz1 and GdPz2). METHODS: Spectral and magnetic properties of the compounds were analyzed. Monitoring of GdPz1 and GdPz2 accumulation in the murine colon carcinoma CT26 was performed in vivo using fluorescence imaging and MRI...
September 12, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914948/nanotopography-mediated-osteogenic-differentiation-of-human-dental-pulp-derived-stem-cells
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Akash Bachhuka, Bahman Delalat, Soraya Rasi Ghaemi, Stan Gronthos, Nicolas H Voelcker, Krasimir Vasilev
Advanced medical devices, treatments and therapies demand an understanding of the role of interfacial properties on the cellular response. This is particularly important in the emerging fields of cell therapies and tissue regeneration. In this study, we evaluate the role of surface nanotopography on the fate of human dental pulp derived stem cells (hDPSC). These stem cells have attracted interest because of their capacity to differentiate to a range of useful lineages but are relatively easy to isolate. We generated and utilized density gradients of gold nanoparticles which allowed us to examine, on a single substrate, the influence of nanofeature density and size on stem cell behavior...
September 15, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914529/a-well-hidden-grain-boundary-in-the-monolayer-mos2-formed-by-a-two-dimensional-core-shell-growth-mode
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Wenting Zhang, Yue Lin, Qi Wang, Weijie Li, Zhifeng Wang, Jiangluqi Song, Xiaodong Li, Lijie Zhang, Lixin Zhu, XiaoLiang Xu
Guided by the hexagonal lattice symmetry, triangle and hexagon are the most basic morphological unit for the two-dimensional (2D) transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) synthesized by chemical vapor deposition (CVD). Also, it is widely acknowledged that these units start from the single nucleation site and then grow epitaxially. Accordingly, the triangular monolayer (ML) samples are generally considered as single crystals. Here, we report a 2D core-shell growth mode in the CVD process for ML-MoS2, which leads to one kind of "pseudo" single crystal triangles containing triangular outline grain boundaries (TO-GBs)...
September 15, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912884/towards-translational-immunopet-mr-imaging-of-invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis-the-humanised-monoclonal-antibody-jf5-detects-aspergillus-lung-infections-in-vivo
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Genna Davies, Anna-Maria Rolle, Andreas Maurer, Philipp R Spycher, Claudia Schillinger, Djamschid Solouk-Saran, Mike Hasenberg, Juliane Weski, Jesper Fonslet, Adrien Dubois, Frederic Boschetti, Franck Denat, Matthias Gunzer, Martin Eichner, Lauren S Ryder, Mikael Jensen, Roger Schibli, Bernd J Pichler, Stefan Wiehr, Christopher R Thornton
Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) is a life-threatening lung disease of hematological malignancy or bone marrow transplant patients caused by the ubiquitous environmental fungus Aspergillus fumigatus. Current diagnostic tests for the disease lack sensitivity as well as specificity, and culture of the fungus from invasive lung biopsy, considered the gold standard for IPA detection, is slow and often not possible in critically ill patients. In a previous study, we reported the development of a novel non-invasive procedure for IPA diagnosis based on antibody-guided positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (immunoPET/MRI) using a [(64)Cu]DOTA-labeled mouse monoclonal antibody (mAb), mJF5, specific to Aspergillus...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911086/large-scale-prospective-screening-of-egfr-mutations-in-the-blood-of-advanced-nsclc-patients-to-guide-treatment-decisions
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C Mayo-de-Las-Casas, N Jordana-Ariza, M Garzón-Ibañez, A Balada-Bel, J Bertrán-Alamillo, S Viteri-Ramírez, N Reguart, M A Muñoz-Quintana, P Lianes-Barragan, C Camps, E Jantús, J Remon-Massip, S Calabuig, D Aguiar, M L Gil, N Viñolas, A K Santos-Rodríguez, M Majem, B García-Peláez, S Villatoro, A Pérez-Rosado, J C Monasterio, E Ovalle, M J Catalán, R Campos, D Morales-Espinosa, A Martínez-Bueno, M González-Cao, X González, I Moya-Horno, A E Sosa, N Karachaliou, R Rosell, M A Molina-Vila
Background: In a significant percentage of advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients, tumor tissue is unavailable or insufficient for genetic analyses. We prospectively analyzed if circulating-free DNA (cfDNA) purified from blood can be used as a surrogate in this setting to select patients for treatment with epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs). Patients and methods: Blood samples were collected in 119 hospitals from 1138 advanced NSCLC patients at presentation (n = 1033) or at progression to EGFR-TKIs (n = 105) with no biopsy or insufficient tumor tissue...
September 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910804/ebus-tbna-can-distinguish-sarcoid-like-side-effect-of-nivolumab-treatment-from-tumor-progression-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Ségolène Lainez, Claire Tissot, Michèle Cottier, Jean-Michel Vergnon
With the expansion of immunotherapy in the treatment of lung cancer, clinicians have to face new clinical pictures and adapt their practice. We report the case of a 69-year-old man diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer using endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) and treated with nivolumab as second-line therapy. After 8 injections of nivolumab, a new CT and PET scan revealed massive growth and increase in metabolism of hilar and mediastinal lymph nodes, whereas the size and metabolism of the left upper lobe lesion were reduced...
September 15, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904636/the-orthopaedic-management-of-lower-limb-deformity-in-hypophosphataemic-rickets
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A Horn, J Wright, D Bockenhauer, W Van't Hoff, D M Eastwood
BACKGROUND: Many patients with X-linked hypophosphataemic rickets (X-LHPR) demonstrate significant lower limb deformity despite optimal medical management. This study evaluates the use of guided growth by means of hemi-epiphysiodesis to address coronal plane deformity in the skeletally immature child. METHODS: Since 2005, 24 patients with X-LHPR have been referred to our orthopaedic unit for evaluation. All patients had standardised long leg radiographs that were analysed sequentially before and after surgery if any was performed...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904214/after-nerve-injury-lineage-tracing-shows-that-myelin-and-remak-schwann-cells-elongate-extensively-and-branch-to-form-repair-schwann-cells-which-shorten-radically-on-remyelination
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Jose A Gomez-Sanchez, Kjara S Pilch, Milou van der Lans, Shaline V Fazal, Cristina Benito, Laura J Wagstaff, Rhona Mirsky, Kristjan R Jessen
There is consensus that, distal to peripheral nerve injury, myelin and Remak cells reorganize to form cellular columns, Bungner's bands, which are indispensable for regeneration. However, knowledge of the structure of these regeneration tracks has not advanced for decades and the structure of the cells that form them, denervated or repair Schwann cells, remains obscure. Furthermore, the origin of these cells from myelin and Remak cells and their ability to give rise to myelin cells after regeneration has not been demonstrated directly, although these conversions are believed to be central to nerve repair...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903737/experiences-with-out-patient-hospital-service-utilisation-among-older-persons-in-the-asante-akyem-north-district-ghana
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Jonathan Bayuo
BACKGROUND: Though ageing is not a disease, it has been associated with the occurrence of conditions which require health service utilisation. Ghana's population is characterised by a steady growth in the number of older adults and previous studies have noted limited levels regarding utilisation by older persons. METHODS: Thus, this study utilised a qualitative approach to explore older persons' experiences regarding out-patient hospital service utilisation in the Asante Akyem North District of Ghana...
September 13, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902197/fast-and-reproducible-isers-microscopy-of-single-her2-positive-breast-cancer-cells-using-gold-nanostars-as-sers-nanotags
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Xin-Ping Wang, Bernd Walkenfort, Matthias König, Lisa König, Sabine Kasimir-Bauer, Sebastian Schlücker
Speed is often a bottleneck in conventional Raman microscopy on biological specimens. In immuno-Raman microspectroscopy, or for short iSERS microscopy, the acquisition times per pixel have been reduced by more than one order of magnitude over the past decade since its proof of concept. Typically rather high laser power densities are employed with the intention of compensating for the shorter acquisition times, without checking the reproducibility of the results in repeated experiments on the same sample. Here, we systematically analyze this aspect at the single-cell level since it forms the basis of quantification and is very important for reinspection of the same specimen...
September 13, 2017: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902001/guided-growth-of-the-proximal-femur-for-the-management-of-hip-dysplasia-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Nicola Portinaro, Marco Turati, Matteo Cometto, Marco Bigoni, Jon R Davids, Artemisia Panou
BACKGROUND: Progressive hip displacement is one of the most common and debilitating deformities seen in children with cerebral palsy (CP). The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of temporary medial hemiepiphysiodesis of the proximal femur (TMH-PF) using a transphyseal screw to control hip migration during growth in children with CP. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of children with CP and hip dysplasia, age 4 to 11 years and GMFCS levels III-V...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901743/guiding-the-growth-of-conductive-filament-by-nano-indentation-to-improve-resistive-switching
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Yiming Sun, Cheng Song, Jun Yin, Xianzhe Chen, Qin Wan, Fei Zeng, Feng Pan
Redox-based memristor devices, which are considered as a promising nonvolatile memory, mainly operate through the formation/rupture of nanoscale conductive filaments. However, the random growth of conductive filaments is an obstacle for the stability of memory devices and the cell-to-cell uniformity. Here, we investigate the guiding effect of nano-indentation on the growth of conductive filaments in resistive memory devices. The nano-indented top electrodes generate electric field concentration and the resultant precise control of a conductive filament in two typical memory devices Ag/SiO2/Pt and W/Ta2O5/Pt...
September 13, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901043/survey-design-for-precise-fire-management-conservation-targets
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Holly Sitters, Julian Di Stefano, Timothy Wills, Matthew Swan, Alan York
Common goals of ecological fire management are to sustain biodiversity and minimize extinction risk. A novel approach to achieving these goals determines the relative proportions of vegetation growth stages (equivalent to successional stages, which are categorical representations of time since fire) that maximize a biodiversity index. The method combines data describing species abundances in each growth stage with numerical optimization to define an optimal growth-stage structure which provides a conservation-based operational target for managers...
September 12, 2017: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900071/a-case-of-non-islet-cell-tumor-hypoglycemia-nicth-associated-with-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-gist
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John M Wilson, Jessica Ginsberg, Karen Cutts, Steve Urban
BACKGROUND Non-islet cell tumor hypoglycemia (NICTH) is a newly recognized, but uncommon, paraneoplastic syndrome that is associated with tumors of mesenchymal origin. We report a case of NICTH associated with a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST). CASE REPORT A 60-year-old man presented to the emergency department of our hospital after being found unconscious in his home. His serum blood glucose on hospital admission was 40 mg/dL. He reported a three-month history of diffuse abdominal pain, fatigue, and blurred vision...
September 13, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899970/targeting-prostate-cancer-subtype-1-by-forkhead-box-m1-pathway-inhibition
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Kirsi Ketola, Ravi Sn Munuganti, Alastair Davies, Ka Mun Nip, Jennifer L Bishop, Amina Zoubeidi
PURPOSE: Prostate cancer was recently classified to three clinically relevant subtypes (PCS) demarcated by unique pathway activation and clinical aggressiveness. In this preclinical study, we investigated molecular targets and therapeutics for PCS1, the most aggressive and lethal subtype with no treatment options available in the clinic. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We utilized the PCS1 gene set and our model of enzalutamide (ENZR) castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) to identify targetable pathways and inhibitors for PCS1...
September 12, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899363/a-phase-i-open-label-dose-escalation-study-of-the-anti-her3-monoclonal-antibody-ljm716-in-patients-with-advanced-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-esophagus-or-head-and-neck-and-her2-overexpressing-breast-or-gastric-cancer
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Kerry Lynn Reynolds, Philippe L Bedard, Se-Hoon Lee, Chia-Chi Lin, Josep Tabernero, Maria Alsina, Ezra Cohen, José Baselga, George Blumenschein, Donna M Graham, Ignacio Garrido-Laguna, Dejan Juric, Sunil Sharma, Ravi Salgia, Abdelkader Seroutou, Xianbin Tian, Rose Fernandez, Alex Morozov, Qing Sheng, Thiruvamoor Ramkumar, Angela Zubel, Yung-Jue Bang
BACKGROUND: Human epidermal growth factor receptor 3 (HER3) is important in maintaining epidermal growth factor receptor-driven cancers and mediating resistance to targeted therapy. A phase I study of anti-HER3 monoclonal antibody LJM716 was conducted with the primary objective to identify the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and/or recommended dose for expansion (RDE), and dosing schedule. Secondary objectives were to characterize safety/tolerability, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and preliminary antitumor activity...
September 12, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899296/caring-science-conscious-dying-an-emerging-metaparadigm
#18
William Rosa, Tarron Estes, Jean Watson
Caring science is an extant theory of human relationship, guiding the profession of nursing with the understanding and application of a moral-ethical praxis that promotes, protects, and provides human dignity throughout the life continuum. Over the past 30 or more years, caring science has transformed nursing by calling for a heightened ethical perspective of human dignity in how nurses practice, educate, research, and evolve the profession. Conscious dying is a framework rooted in a human caring ontology, which strives to deepen the nurse healer's awareness in tending to a patient's dying and death, returning death to its sacred place in the cycle of life...
January 2017: Nursing Science Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898611/a-retrospective-analysis-of-the-real-life-utilization-of-ranibizumab-in-patients-with-wet-age-related-macular-degeneration-from-portugal
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Rufino Silva, Carla Goncalves, Angela Meireles, Carla Teixeira, Paulo Rosa, Manuel Monteiro-Grillo, Joaquim Canelas, Angela Carneiro, Rita Flores
INTRODUCTION: Anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy has revolutionized the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration; however, it is important to monitor actual use of ranibizumab and related treatment outcomes in routine practice. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a retrospective, observational study to monitor the 2-year outcomes following ranibizumab treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration in Portugal. Patients treated between January 2009 and December 2009 were retrospectively evaluated...
June 30, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898452/distinct-histomorphology-for-growth-arrest-and-digitate-outgrowth-in-cultivated-haliclona-sp-porifera-demospongiae
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Rodrigo Wanick, Claudia Mermelstein, Ivone R Andrade, Ricardo E Santelli, Rodolfo P R Paranhos, Cristiano C Coutinho
The use of sponges in biotechnological processes is limited by the supply problem, and sponge biomass production is becoming a current topic of research. The distinction between characteristics for growth and growth arrest is also important for environmental monitoring. In this study, we analyze the morphology of the digitate outgrowths from the sponge Haliclona sp. The sponge Haliclona sp. was successfully cultivated for 14 months in a closed system. The morphological characterization of growth arrest was performed after submitting explants to starvation-stress for approximately 2 weeks, to correlate morphology with growth and growth arrest...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Morphology
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