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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734593/unifying-research-on-social-ecological-resilience-and-collapse
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Graeme S Cumming, Garry D Peterson
Ecosystems influence human societies, leading people to manage ecosystems for human benefit. Poor environmental management can lead to reduced ecological resilience and social-ecological collapse. We review research on resilience and collapse across different systems and propose a unifying social-ecological framework based on (i) a clear definition of system identity; (ii) the use of quantitative thresholds to define collapse; (iii) relating collapse processes to system structure; and (iv) explicit comparison of alternative hypotheses and models of collapse...
July 19, 2017: Trends in Ecology & Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733523/preclinical-efficacy-of-the-novel-competitive-nampt-inhibitor-stf-118804-in-pancreatic-cancer
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Jair Machado Espindola-Netto, Claudia C S Chini, Mariana Tarragó, Enfeng Wang, Shamit Dutta, Krishnendu Pal, Debabrata Mukhopadhyay, Mauro Sola-Penna, Eduardo N Chini
NAD salvage is one of the pathways used to generate NAD in mammals. Nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT), the rate-limiting enzyme in this pathway, uses nicotinamide (NAM) to generate nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN). NMN is one of the main precursors of NAD synthesis in cells. Our previous study showed the importance of NAMPT in maintaining NAD levels in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma cells (PDAC), and that the NAMPT inhibitor FK866 decreased pancreatic cancer growth. We now tested the effect of STF-118804, a new highly specific NAMPT inhibitor, in models of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma...
June 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733002/aggregation-kinetics-of-single-walled-carbon-nanotubes-influenced-by-the-frequency-of-ultrasound-irradiation-in-the-aquatic-environment
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Chang Min Park, Yasir A J Al-Hamadani, Jiyong Heo, Namguk Her, Kyoung Hoon Chu, Min Jang, Sangho Lee, Yeomin Yoon
The colloidal stability of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) sonicated at three different ultrasonication (US) frequencies (28, 580, and 1000kHz) were investigated under environmentally relevant conditions. In particular, correlations between surface chemistry, electrokinetic potential, interaction energy, and the aggregation kinetics of the aqueous SWNTs were studied. We observed that H2O2 production is negatively correlated with the yield of hydroxylation and carboxylation of SWNTs, which was dependent on the generation of ultrasonic energy by cavity collapse during US process...
November 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732991/in-situ-observation-of-ultrasonic-cavitation-induced-fragmentation-of-the-primary-crystals-formed-in-al-alloys
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Feng Wang, Iakovos Tzanakis, Dmitry Eskin, Jiawei Mi, Thomas Connolley
The cavitation-induced fragmentation of primary crystals formed in Al alloys were investigated for the first time by high-speed imaging using a novel experimental approach. Three representative primary crystal types, Al3Ti, Si and Al3V with different morphologies and mechanical properties were first extracted by deep etching of the corresponding Al alloys and then subjected to ultrasonic cavitation processing in distilled water. The dynamic interaction between the cavitation bubbles and primary crystals was imaged in situ and in real time...
November 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732970/ultrasonic-assisted-synthesis-of-palladium-nickel-iron-oxide-core-shell-nanoalloys-as-effective-catalyst-for-suzuki-miyaura-and-p-nitrophenol-reduction-reactions
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Najmeh Ghanbari, S Jafar Hoseini, Mehrangiz Bahrami
In this study, ultrasonic assisted synthesis of Pd-Ni/Fe3O4 core-shell nanoalloys is reported. Unique reaction condition was prepared by ultrasonic irradiation, releasing the stored energy in the collapsed bubbles and heats the bubble contents that leads to Pd(II) and Ni(II) reduction. Co-precipitation method was applied for the synthesis of Fe3O4 nanoparticles (NPs). Immobilized solution was produced by sonicating the aqueous mixture of Fe3O4 and mercaptosuccinic acid to obtain Pd-Ni alloys on Fe3O4 magnetic NP cores...
November 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732932/ultrasound-assisted-synthesis-of-performic-acid-in-a-continuous-flow-microstructured-reactor
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P D Jolhe, B A Bhanvase, V S Patil, S H Sonawane, I Potoroko
The present work establishes in depth study of ultrasound assisted preparation of performic acid (PFA) in a continuous flow microstructured reactor. The influence of various parameters viz. formic acid: hydrogen peroxide molar ratio, flow rate, temperature and catalyst loading on the PFA formation were studied in a continuous flow microstructured reactor. In a continuous microstructured reactor in the presence of ultrasonic irradiation, the formation of PFA was found to be dependent on the molar ratio of formic acid: hydrogen peroxide, flow rate of reactants, temperature and catalyst loading (Amberlite IR-120H)...
November 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732309/zebularine-induces-replication-dependent-double-strand-breaks-which-are-preferentially-repaired-by-homologous-recombination
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Manuel Luis Orta, Nuria Pastor, Estefanía Burgos-Morón, Inmaculada Domínguez, José Manuel Calderón-Montaño, Carlos Huertas Castaño, Miguel López-Lázaro, Thomas Helleday, Santiago Mateos
Zebularine is a second-generation, highly stable hydrophilic inhibitor of DNA methylation with oral bioavailability that preferentially target cancer cells. It acts primarily as a trap for DNA methyl transferases (DNMTs) protein by forming covalent complexes between DNMT protein and zebularine-substrate DNA. It's well documented that replication-blocking DNA lesions can cause replication fork collapse and thereby to the formation of DNA double-strand breaks (DSB). DSB are dangerous lesions that can lead to potentially oncogenic genomic rearrangements or cell death...
July 12, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731751/inferences-about-supernova-physics-from-gravitational-wave-measurements-gw151226-spin-misalignment-as-an-indicator-of-strong-black-hole-natal-kicks
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Richard O'Shaughnessy, Davide Gerosa, Daniel Wysocki
The inferred parameters of the binary black hole GW151226 are consistent with nonzero spin for the most massive black hole, misaligned from the binary's orbital angular momentum. If the black holes formed through isolated binary evolution from an initially aligned binary star, this misalignment would then arise from a natal kick imparted to the first-born black hole at its birth during stellar collapse. We use simple kinematic arguments to constrain the characteristic magnitude of this kick, and find that a natal kick v_{k}≳50  km/s must be imparted to the black hole at birth to produce misalignments consistent with GW151226...
July 7, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731710/computational-calorimetry-of-pnipam-cononsolvency-in-water-methanol-mixtures
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Cahit Dalgicdir, Francisco Rodriguez-Ropero, Nico F A van der Vegt
We revisit the mechanism for cononsolvency of PNIPAM in water/methanol mixtures. Using extensive molecular dynamics simulations we calculate the calorimetric enthalpy of the PNIPAM collapse transition and observe a unique fingerprint of PNIPAM cononsolvency which is analysed in terms of microscopic interactions. We find that polymer hydration is the determining factor for PNIPAM collapse in the cononsolvency regime. In particular, it is shown that methanol frustrates the ability of water to form hydrogen bonds with the amide proton and therefore causes polymer collapse...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731669/-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-with-vertebral-involvement-and-soft-tissue-extension-clinical-case
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Tai C Luong, Adriana Scrigni, Marcela Paglia, Mariano Garavaglia, Nuria Aisenberg, Hernán Rowensztein, Claudia Sampor
Langerhans cell histiocytosis is a heterogeneous disease of unknown etiology characterized by proliferation of Langerhans cells. It is a rare disease. Bone involvement is common but vertebral disease is rare. We present a 4 year old patient with abdominal pain and neurologic symptoms. Magnetic resonance showed vertebra plana in D9 with involvement of paravertebral soft tissues. The child underwent surgery for decompression and biopsy. Biopsy confirmed Langerhans cell histiocytosis. She was treated with vinblastine and prednisone during 6 months following LCH-III with complete recovery of neurologic symptoms...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730710/the-molecular-ecology-of-microcystis-sp-blooms-in-the-san-francisco-estuary-delta
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Timothy G Otten, Hans W Paerl, Theo W Dreher, Wim J Kimmerer, Alex E Parker
Harmful blooms of the cyanobacterium Microcystis sp. have become increasingly pervasive in the San Francisco Estuary Delta (USA) since the early 2000's and their rise has coincided with substantial decreases in several important fish species. We sought to investigate direct and indirect effects Microcystis blooms may have on the Delta food web. The Microcystis population was tracked for two years at six sites throughout the Delta using quantitative PCR. High-throughput amplicon sequencing and colony PCR sequencing revealed the presence of 10 different strains of Microcystis, including six different microcystin-producing strains...
July 20, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730554/bedside-selection-of-positive-end-expiratory-pressure-by-electrical-impedance-tomography-in-hypoxemic-patients-a-feasibility-study
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Nilde Eronia, Tommaso Mauri, Elisabetta Maffezzini, Stefano Gatti, Alfio Bronco, Laura Alban, Filippo Binda, Tommaso Sasso, Cristina Marenghi, Giacomo Grasselli, Giuseppe Foti, Antonio Pesenti, Giacomo Bellani
BACKGROUND: Positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) is a key element of mechanical ventilation. It should optimize recruitment, without causing excessive overdistension, but controversy exists on the best method to set it. The purpose of the study was to test the feasibility of setting PEEP with electrical impedance tomography in order to prevent lung de-recruitment following a recruitment maneuver. We enrolled 16 patients undergoing mechanical ventilation with PaO2/FiO2 <300 mmHg...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729927/fatigue-and-cognition-pupillary-responses-to-problem-solving-in-early-multiple-sclerosis-patients
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Sigrid A de Rodez Benavent, Gro O Nygaard, Hanne F Harbo, Siren Tønnesen, Piotr Sowa, Nils I Landrø, Marte Wendel-Haga, Lars Etholm, Kristian B Nilsen, Liv Drolsum, Emilia Kerty, Elisabeth G Celius, Bruno Laeng
INTRODUCTION: In early multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, cognitive changes and fatigue are frequent and troublesome symptoms, probably related to both structural and functional brain changes. Whether there is a common cause of these symptoms in MS is unknown. In theory, an altered regulation of central neuropeptides can lead to changes in regulation of autonomic function, cognitive difficulties, and fatigue. Direct measurements of central neuropeptides are difficult to perform, but measurements of the eye pupil can be used as a reliable proxy of function...
July 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728760/adhd-and-everyday-life-healthcare-as-a-significant-lifeline
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Britt Laugesen, Marlene Briciet Lauritsen, Rikke Jørgensen, Erik Elgaard Sørensen, Mette Grønkjær, Philippa Rasmussen
AIM: The aim of this qualitative study was to explore parental experiences of how healthcare practices and healthcare professionals in hospital clinics in Denmark influence everyday life of parents with a child with ADHD. DESIGN AND METHODS: The methodology was focused ethnography. Participant observation and interviews were used as the primary data collection methods. Fifteen families of children with ADHD were included from somatic and psychiatric hospital clinics...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728101/a-rising-transpedicular-access-to-anterior-vertebral-body-a-case-report
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Emanuele Ciurlia, Gianfilippo Caggiari, Mario Spina, Matteo Andreozzi, Leonardo Puddu, Carlo Doria
INTRODUCTION: The transpedicular access is a common and effective procedure used to reach anterior vertebral body without passing through critical structures. after a transpedicular instrumentation, it is difficult to reach the anterior vertebral body because screws are placed in the way. We assume that an innovative transdiscal route could be used in patients with previous instrumentation, in order to perform a vertebroplasty or biopsy. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report the case of a 65-years-old woman who came to our Department complaining low back pain...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728078/femoral-head-necrosis-a-finite-element-analysis-of-common-and-novel-surgical-techniques
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Myriam Cilla, Sara Checa, Bernd Preininger, Tobias Winkler, Carsten Perka, Georg N Duda, Matthias Pumberger
BACKGROUND: Femoral head necrosis is a common cause of secondary osteoarthritis. At the early stages, treatment strategies are normally based on core decompression techniques, where the number, location and diameter of the drilling holes varies depending on the selected approach. The purpose of this study was to investigate the risk of femoral head, neck and subtrochanteric fracture following six different core decompression techniques. MATERIALS: Five common and a newly proposed techniques were analyzed in respect to their biomechanical consequences using finite element analysis...
July 6, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727800/demographic-disequilibrium-in-living-nautiloids-nautilus-and-allonautilus-canary-in-the-coal-mines
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W Bruce Saunders, Emily Greenfest-Allen, Peter D Ward
Averaged demographic data from previously unfished populations of Nautilus and Allonautilus (Cephalopoda) provide a baseline to determine if a population is undisturbed and in "equilibrium" or is in "disequilibrium" as a result of fishery pressure. Data are available for previously undisturbed local nautiloid populations in Papua New Guinea, Australia, Indonesia, Fiji, Palau, American Samoa, New Caledonia and Vanuatu (total n = 2,669 live-caught, tagged and released animals). The data show that unfished populations average ~75% males and ~74% mature animals...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727789/lumpgem-systematic-generation-of-subnetworks-and-elementally-balanced-lumped-reactions-for-the-biosynthesis-of-target-metabolites
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Meric Ataman, Vassily Hatzimanikatis
In the post-genomic era, Genome-scale metabolic networks (GEMs) have emerged as invaluable tools to understand metabolic capabilities of organisms. Different parts of these metabolic networks are defined as subsystems/pathways, which are sets of functional roles to implement a specific biological process or structural complex, such as glycolysis and TCA cycle. Subsystem/pathway definition is also employed to delineate the biosynthetic routes that produce biomass building blocks. In databases, such as MetaCyc and SEED, these representations are composed of linear routes from precursors to target biomass building blocks...
July 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726919/exploring-the-construction-of-multicompartmental-micelles-by-halogen-bonding-of-complementary-macromolecules
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Alan Vanderkooy, Mark S Taylor
An approach to the construction of multicompartmental micelles, using halogen bonding between complementary macromolecules, is described. The design involves a sequential assembly protocol, in which the initial compartments are formed by interpolymer halogen bonding, followed by the collapse of a second, hydrophobic compartment upon transfer to aqueous solvent. Triblock terpolymers incorporating a halogen bond accepting segment have been synthesized. Transmission electron microscopy was used to characterize multicompartmental assemblies generated from these terpolymers in the presence of a halogen bond donor-functionalized polystyrene derivative...
July 20, 2017: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726346/imaging-characteristics-and-treatment-of-a-penetrating-brain-injury-caused-by-an-oropharyngeal-foreign-body-in-a-dog
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Jennifer McKenzie, Megan Cooper Murphy, Cameron Broome, Hamaseh Tayari, Rodrigo Gutierrez-Quintana
A 4-year-old Border collie was presented with one episode of collapse, altered mentation, and a suspected pharyngeal stick injury. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography showed a linear foreign body penetrating the right oropharynx, through the foramen ovale and the brain parenchyma. The foreign body was surgically removed and medical treatment initiated. Complete resolution of clinical signs was noted at recheck 8 weeks later. Repeat MRI showed chronic secondary changes in the brain parenchyma...
July 20, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
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