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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724219/forecasting-pm2-5-induced-male-lung-cancer-morbidity-in-china-using-satellite-retrieved-pm2-5-and-spatial-analysis
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Xiao Han, Yuqin Liu, Hong Gao, Jianmin Ma, Xiaoxuan Mao, Yuting Wang, Xudong Ma
The present study predicts a spatial distribution of lung cancer morbidity in Chinese males due to exposure to PM2.5 concentration from 2010 to 2015. A spatial autocorrelation method was used to evaluate the spatial relationship between the lung cancer morbidities from 2006 to 2009 and satellite-derived PM2.5 atmospheric levels. A comprehensive grey correlation degree analysis was carried out to assess the simultaneous and lag associations between the lung cancer morbidity and PM2.5 concentration. These relationships were subsequently applied to predict male lung cancer morbidity in a specific year...
July 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723706/oral-shedding-of-herpesviruses-in-hiv-patients-with-varying-degrees-of-immune-status
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Dirk P Dittmer, Kristen Tamburro, Huichao Chen, Anthony Lee, Marcia K Sanders, Tischan A Wade, Sonia Napravnik, Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque, Mahmoud Ghannoum, Caroline H Shiboski, Judith A Aberg
OBJECTIVE: Herpesvirus shedding in the oral cavity was analyzed to determine if presence in the oral compartment correlates with systemic changes in HIV-associated immune deficiency as measured by CD4+ counts, plasma HIV viral load (VL) and presence of AIDS-defining events. DESIGN: A5254 is a multicenter, cross-sectional, single-visit study to evaluate oral complications of HIV/AIDS and determine the association between clinical appearance, herpesvirus shedding and immune status as ascertained by CD4 count and HIV viral load...
July 18, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723281/imaging-correlates-of-adult-glioma-genotypes
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Marion Smits, Martin J van den Bent
Primary brain tumors, most commonly gliomas, are histopathologically typed and graded as World Health Organization (WHO) grades I-IV according to increasing degrees of malignancy. These grades provide prognostic information and guidance on treatment such as radiation therapy and chemotherapy after surgery. Despite the confirmed value of the WHO grading system, results of a multitude of studies and prospective interventional trials now indicate that tumors with identical morphologic criteria can have highly different outcomes...
August 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722330/tunable-biogenic-manganese-oxides
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Alexandr Nikolaevich Simonov, Rosalie K Hocking, Lizhi Tao, Thomas Gengenbach, Timothy Williams, Xi-Ya Fang, Hannah J King, Shannon A Bonke, Dijon A Hoogeveen, Christine A Romano, Bradley M Tebo, Lisandra L Martin, William H Casey, Leone Spiccia
Influence of the conditions for aerobic oxidation of Mn2+(aq) catalysed by the MnxEFG protein complex on the morphology, structure and reactivity of the resulting biogenic manganese oxides (MnOx) is explored. Physical characterisation of MnOx includes scanning and transmission electron microscopies, X-ray photoelectron and K-edge Mn, Fe X-ray absorption spectroscopies. This characterisation reveals that the MnOx materials share the structural features of birnessite, yet differ in the degree of structural disorder...
July 18, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722093/-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial-of-wheat-cellulose-particles-in-the-treatment-of-internal-hemorrhoids
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Yunhua Peng, Wei Yang, Yehuang Wang, Xiaohua Fan, Xueping Zheng, Juanjuan Gai
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of wheat cellulose particles (testa triticum tricum purify, Fiberform) in the treatment of internal hemorrhoid. METHODS: A multicenter randomized controlled clinical trial was adopted. From October 2015 to July 2016, 60 patients with internal hemorrhoid were enrolled from three medical centers, including Department of Anorectum, Shuguang Hospital of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Department of Anorectum, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Department of Anorectum, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine...
July 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721504/microbial-community-structure-and-function-decoupling-across-a-phosphorus-gradient-in-streams
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Erick S LeBrun, Ryan S King, Jeffrey A Back, Sanghoon Kang
Phosphorus (P) is a key biological element with important and unique biogeochemical cycling in natural ecosystems. Anthropogenic phosphorus inputs have been shown to greatly affect natural ecosystems, and this has been shown to be especially true of freshwater systems. While the importance of microbial communities in the P cycle is widely accepted, the role, composition, and relationship to P of these communities in freshwater systems still hold many secrets. Here, we investigated combined bacterial and archaeal communities utilizing 16S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) gene sequencing and computationally predicted functional metagenomes (PFMs) in 25 streams representing a strong P gradient...
July 18, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721163/additive-effects-of-atorvastatin-combined-with-sitagliptin-on-rats-with-myocardial-infarction-a-pilot-study
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Xiao Ke, Bin Ke, Xing Wang, Shaoyun Wu, Rongfeng Yang, Chengheng Hu
INTRODUCTION: Atorvastatin and sitagliptin are able to exert cardio-protective effects. However, whether atorvastatin plus sitagliptin could confer additive benefits for rats with myocardial infarction (MI) is unknown. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty rats with MI were produced and 37 surviving rats were randomly divided into atorvastatin (10 mg/kg daily, n = 9), sitagliptin (10 mg/kg daily, n = 9), combined (10 mg/kg daily atorvastatin plus 10 mg/kg daily sitagliptin, n = 9), and control groups (3 ml normal saline daily, n = 10)...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720940/recovery-of-protein-hydrolysate-and-chitosan-from-black-tiger-shrimp-penaeus-monodon-heads-approaching-a-zero-waste-process
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Pham Thi Dan Phuong, Nguyen Cong Minh, Hoang Ngoc Cuong, Nguyen Van Minh, Nguyen The Han, Nguyen Van Hoa, Ha Thi Hai Yen, Trang Si Trung
Shrimp heads are considered as a potential source for the recovery of many valuable components such as chitin, protein and carotenoids. In the present study, both protein hydrolysate and chitin/chitosan were recovered using combination of physical, biological and chemical treatments. Shrimp heads were separated from liquid phase by a facile and efficient physical pretreatment. The liquid fraction was then hydrolyzed using formic acid and vacuum concentrated to obtain an astaxanthin-rich protein hydrolysate...
June 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719744/high-resolution-insights-into-the-stepwise-self-assembly-of-nanofiber-from-bioactive-peptides
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Fude Sun, Long Chen, Xiufang Ding, Lida Xu, Xirui Zhou, Peng Wei, Jun-Feng Liang, Shi-Zhong Luo
Peptide self-assembly has a profound biological significance since self-assembled bioactive peptides are gifted with improved bioactivity as well as life-span. In this study, peptide self-assembly was investigated using a therapeutic peptide, PTP-7S (EENFLGALFKALSKLL). Combining experiments of atomic force microscopy (AFM), circular dichroism (CD) and 8-anilino-1-naphthalenesulfonic acid (ANS) fluorescence spectra, PTP-7S showing α-helix was found self-assembling into nanofibers in solution. Relying on the coarse-grained (CG) dynamic simulations, the self-assembling of PTP-7S was revealed as a stepwise process that peptide monomers first clustered into peptide-assembling units (PUs) with charged surface, and then the PUs integrated together to construct nano-fibril aggregates...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719661/minimizing-endpoint-variability-through-reinforcement-learning-during-reaching-movements-involving-shoulder-elbow-and-wrist
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David Marc Anton Mehler, Alexandra Reichenbach, Julius Klein, Jörn Diedrichsen
Reaching movements are comprised of the coordinated action across multiple joints. The human skeleton is redundant for this task because different joint configurations can lead to the same endpoint in space. How do people learn to use combinations of joints that maximize success in goal-directed motor tasks? To answer this question, we used a 3-degree-of-freedom manipulandum to measure shoulder, elbow and wrist joint movements during reaching in a plane. We tested whether a shift in the relative contribution of the wrist and elbow joints to a reaching movement could be learned by an implicit reinforcement regime...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719453/reliability-and-clinical-utility-of-the-cards-classification-for-degenerative-spondylolisthesis
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Garret L Sobol, Alan Hilibrand, Ashley Davis, Paul Millhouse, John Koerner, Christopher Kepler, Gregory D Schroeder, Jonathan D Krystal, Erik C Olsson, Jeffrey Rihn, David Greg Anderson, Alexander Vaccaro, Kristen Radcliff
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to determine the reliability and clinical utility of the of the proposed CARDS classification for degenerative spondylolisthesis. BACKGROUND: The Clinical and Radiographic Degenerative Spondylolisthesis (CARDS) classification system was recently proposed as an alternative to the Meyerding system for classifying degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS). Unlike Meyerding, CARDS considers other relevant radiographic findings such as disk space collapse and segmental kyphosis to stratify DS into 4 radiographically discreet types...
July 17, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719077/metformin-synergistic-pemetrexed-suppresses-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cell-proliferation-and-invasion-in-vitro
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Yan Zhang, Xiuli Feng, Tao Li, Erpan Yi, Yu Li
The aim of this study was to investigate whether metformin in combination with pemetrexed has an effect on the treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) models and to explore the related molecular mechanism. The half maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50) and combination index (CI) of metformin and pemetrexed were detected by the CCK8 assay to assess the antiproliferative and therapeutic effects of the two-drug combination. Flow cytometry (FCM) and invasion assays were used to estimate the variation in apoptosis rate and invasion ability of the differently treated NSCLC cell lines...
July 18, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718784/investigation-of-the-effect-of-the-degree-of-processing-of-radix-rehmanniae-preparata-shu-dihuang-on-shu-dihuangtan-carbonization-preparation-technology
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Xianglong Meng, Meijing He, Rui Guo, Rui Duan, Fengxian Huo, Chenzi Lv, Bo Wang, Shuosheng Zhang
Carbonization of Radix Rehmanniae Preparata (Shu Dihuangtan) via stir-frying could increase its homeostasis maintaining and antidiarrheal effects. To ensure these pharmacological functions, the quality of the raw material (processed Rehmanniae Radix) must be well controlled. Therefore, we analyzed the effects of different degrees of processing and adjuvants on processed Rehmanniae Radix (Shu Dihuang) by High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) chromatographic fingerprints, thermal gravimetric analysis and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)...
July 18, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718622/graphene-sheet-induced-global-maturation-of-cardiomyocytes-derived-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Jiaxian Wang, Chang Cui, Haiyan Nan, Yuanfang Yu, Yini Xiao, Ellen Poon, Gang Yang, Xijie Wang, Chenchen Wang, Lingsong Li, Kenneth Richard Boheler, Xu Ma, Xin Cheng, Zhenhua Ni, Minglong Chen
Human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) can proliferate infinitely. Their ability to differentiate into cardiomyocytes provides abundant sources for disease modeling, drug screening and regenerative medicine. However, hiPSC-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CMs) display a low degree of maturation and fetal-like properties. Current in vitro differentiation methods do not mimic the structural, mechanical, and physiological properties of the cardiogenesis niche. Recently, we present an efficient cardiac maturation platform that combines hiPSCs monolayer cardiac differentiation with graphene substrate which is a biocompatible and superconductive material...
July 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718204/detrital-shadows-estuarine-food-web-connectivity-depends-on-fluvial-influence-and-consumer-feeding-mode
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Emily Howe, Charles A Simenstad, Andrea Ogston
We measured the influence of landscape setting on estuarine food web connectivity in five macrotidal Pacific Northwest estuaries across a gradient of freshwater influence. We used stable isotopes (δ(13) C, δ(15) N, δ(34) S) in combination with a Bayesian mixing model to trace primary producer contributions to suspension- and deposit-feeding bivalve consumers (Mytilus trossulus and Macoma nasuta) transplanted into three estuarine vegetation zones: emergent marsh, mudflat, Japanese eelgrass (Zostera japonica), and native eelgrass (Zostera marina)...
July 17, 2017: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718000/phenological-model-of-bird-cherry-padus-racemosa-with-data-assimilation
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Andis Kalvāns, Tija Sīle, Gunta Kalvāne
The accuracy of the operational models can be improved by using observational data to shift the model state in a process called data assimilation. Here, a data assimilation approach using the temperature similarity to control the extent of extrapolation of point-like phenological observations is explored. A degree-day model is used to describe the spring phenology of the bird cherry Padus racemosa in the Baltic region in 2014. The model results are compared to phenological observations that are expressed on a continuous scale based on the BBCH code...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715753/wettability-modification-of-wender-lignite-by-adsorption-of-dodecyl-poly-ethoxylated-surfactants-with-different-degree-of-ethoxylation-a-molecular-dynamics-simulation-study
#17
Lei Zhang, Bao Li, Yangchao Xia, Shengyu Liu
Lignite is an important and useful fossil fuel in the world and the strong hydrophilicity of it limits its applications. Surfactant adsorption on lignite is an effective way to make it hydrophobic. In this work, aiming to examine the effect of the degree of ethoxylation on the adsorption behavior of dodecyl poly ethoxylated surfactants on lignite and the wettability modification of modified lignite by surfactant adsorption, different combined systems formed by surfactants, water and a model surface of Wender lignite have been studied using molecular dynamics simulation...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715546/sensitivity-to-audiovisual-temporal-asynchrony-in-children-with-a-history-of-specific-language-impairment-and-their-peers-with-typical-development-a-replication-and-follow-up-study
#18
Natalya Kaganovich
Purpose: Earlier, my colleagues and I showed that children with a history of specific language impairment (H-SLI) are significantly less able to detect audiovisual asynchrony compared with children with typical development (TD; Kaganovich & Schumaker, 2014). Here, I first replicate this finding in a new group of children with H-SLI and TD and then examine a relationship among audiovisual function, attention skills, and language in a combined pool of children. Method: The stimuli were a pure tone and an explosion-shaped figure...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715426/community-effectiveness-of-pyriproxyfen-as-a-dengue-vector-control-method-a-systematic-review
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Dorit Maoz, Tara Ward, Moody Samuel, Pie Müller, Silvia Runge-Ranzinger, Joao Toledo, Ross Boyce, Raman Velayudhan, Olaf Horstick
BACKGROUND: Vector control is the only widely utilised method for primary prevention and control of dengue. The use of pyriproxyfen may be promising, and autodissemination approach may reach hard to reach breeding places. It offers a unique mode of action (juvenile hormone mimic) and as an additional tool for the management of insecticide resistance among Aedes vectors. However, evidence of efficacy and community effectiveness (CE) remains limited. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review is to compile and analyse the existing literature for evidence on the CE of pyriproxyfen as a vector control method for reducing Ae...
July 17, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715198/structural-variations-in-hybrid-all-nanoparticle-gibbsite-nanoplatelet-cellulose-nanocrystal-multilayered-films
#20
Clélia Martin, Robert David Barker, Erik B Watkins, Frederic Dubreuil, Emily D Cranston, Laurent Heux, Bruno Jean
Cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) are promising bio-sourced building blocks for the production of high performance materials. In the last ten years, CNCs have been used in conjunction with polymers for the design of multilayered thin films via the layer-by-layer assembly technique. Herein, polymer chains have been replaced with positively charged inorganic gibbsite nanoplatelets (GN) to form hybrid "nanoparticle-only" composite films. A combination of atomic force microscopy and neutron reflectivity experiments was exploited to investigate the growth and structure of the films...
July 17, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
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