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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319900/bipolar-electrochemiluminescence-on-thread-a-new-class-of-electroanalytical-sensors
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Rui Liu, Cuiling Liu, Huijie Li, Min Liu, Dan Wang, Chunsun Zhang
This paper introduces a new and simple concept for fabricating low-cost, easy-to-use capillary microchannel (CMC) assisted thread-based microfluidic analytical devices (CMCA-μTADs) for bipolar electrochemiluminescence (BP-ECL) application. The thread with patterns of carbon screen-printed electrodes and bare thread zones (BTZs) is embedded into a CMC. Such CMCA-μTADs can produce a strong and stable BP-ECL signal, and have an extremely low cost ($0.01 per device). Interestingly, the CMCA-μTADs are ultraflexible, and can be bent with a 135° bending angle at the BTZ or with a 150° bending angle at the middle of bipolar electrode (BPE), with no loss of analytical performance...
March 7, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319723/occurrence-of-and-exposure-to-benzothiazoles-and-benzotriazoles-from-textiles-and-infant-clothing
#2
Wenbin Liu, Jingchuan Xue, Kurunthachalam Kannan
Benzothiazoles (BTHs) and benzotriazoles (BTRs) are used in a wide range of applications, including rubber vulcanization and corrosion inhibition. Limited studies have reported the occurrence of BTHs and BTRs in textiles, including children's clothing. In this study, 79 textile samples (raw as well as tailored) collected in Albany, New York, USA, were analyzed to determine the occurrence of BTH, BTR and their seven common derivatives. BTH, 2-methylthio-benzothiazole (2-Me-S-BTH) and 2-hydroxy-benzothiazole (2-OH-BTH) were found in textiles at a detection rate (DR) of 86%, 54% and 19%, respectively...
March 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319372/3d-printed-micrometre-scale-polymer-mounts-for-single-crystal-analysis
#3
Niall P Macdonald, Grace L Bunton, Ah Young Park, Michael C Breadmore, Nathan Laird Kilah
3D printed micrometre-scale polymer mounts for single crystal analysis have been prepared by photo polymerization using digital light projection stereolithography (DLP-SLA), with a commercially available digital light projection stereolithography printer (US$4000) and 3DM-ABS resin (US$150 per litre). The polymer mounts were prepared in batches of 49 in 1 hour 15 minutes, which allowed for rapid prototyping and testing of new crystal mounting designs, with a resin cost of 0.2¢ US per mount. The suitability of the 3D printed mounts for single crystal crystallography has been demonstrated through their use in Cu Kα X-ray diffraction experiments of Rochelle salt (sodium potassium tartrate), the protein lysozyme, and has been employed for routine crystallographic analysis of organic and inorganic materials...
March 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319366/magnetic-printing-of-a-biosensor-inexpensive-rapid-sensing-to-detect-picomolar-amounts-of-antigen-with-antibody-functionalized-carbon-nanotubes
#4
Abdel Rahman Abdel Fattah, Ahmed M Abdalla, Sarah Mishriki, Elvira Meleca, Fei Geng, Suvojit Ghosh, Ishwar K Puri
When an antibody (Ab) is immobilized on its surface, a carbon nanotube (CNT) becomes a biosensor that detects the corresponding antigen (Ag) since Ag-Ab complexes formed on the CNT surface moderate the current flow through it. We synthesize a biological ink containing CNTs that are twice functionalized, first with magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) and thereafter with the anti-c-Myc monoclonal Ab. The ink is pipetted and dynamically self organized by an external magnetic field into a dense electrically conducting sensor strip that measures the decrease in current when a sample containing c-Myc Ag is deposited on it...
March 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319362/tuning-the-work-function-of-printed-polymer-electrodes-by-introducing-a-fluorinated-polymer-to-enhance-the-operational-stability-in-bottom-contact-organic-field-effect-transistors
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Se Hyun Kim, Jiye Kim, Sooji Nam, Hwa Sung Lee, Seung Woo Lee, Jaeyoung Jang
Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(4-styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) is a promising electrode material for organic electronic devices due to its high conductivity, good mechanical flexibility, and feasibility of easy patterning with various printing methods. The work function of PEDOT:PSS needs to be increased for efficient hole injection and the addition of a fluorine-containing material has been reported to increase the work function of PEDOT:PSS. However, it remains a challenge to print PEDOT:PSS electrodes while simultaneously tuning their work functions...
March 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319350/touching-the-future-three-dimensional-printing-facilitates-preoperative-planning-realistic-simulation-and-enhanced-precision-in-robot-assisted-laparoscopic-partial-nephrectomy
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EDITORIAL
Nicolò de Luyk, Benjamin Namdarian, Benjamin Challacombe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319019/recycling-of-metals-from-pretreated-waste-printed-circuit-boards-effectively-in-stirred-tank-reactor-by-a-moderately-thermophilic-culture
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Ming-Chen Xia, Ya-Ping Wang, Tang-Jian Peng, Li Shen, Run-Lan Yu, Yuan-Dong Liu, Miao Chen, Jiao-Kun Li, Xue-Ling Wu, Wei-Min Zeng
To seek a feasible technique for processing waste printed circuit boards (PCBs), pretreatment of PCBs by table separation and further bioleached by moderate thermophiles in a stirred tank reactor were investigated. The shaking table separation, conducted after grinding and sieving of PCBs, produced two fractions: metal-rich parts (RPCBs), which is more suitable for pyrometallurgy process than untreated PCBs, and metal-poor parts (PPCBs) with only 8.83% metals was then bioleached by a mixed culture of moderate thermophiles effectively...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318544/stereolithography-a-new-method-for-processing-dental-ceramics-by-additive-computer-aided-manufacturing
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Marion Dehurtevent, Lieven Robberecht, Jean-Christophe Hornez, Anthony Thuault, Etienne Deveaux, Pascal Béhin
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare the physical and mechanical properties of stereolithography (SLA)- manufactured alumina ceramics of different composition to those of subtractive- manufactured ceramics and to produce suitable dental crown frameworks. METHODS: The physical and mechanical properties of a control and six experimental SLA ceramics prepared from slurries with small (S) and large (L) particles (0.46±0.03 and 1.56±0.04μm, respectively) and three dry matter contents (70%, 75%, 80%) were evaluated by dynamic rheometry, hydrostatic weighing, three3-point flexural strength measurements, and Weibull analyses, and by the micrometrics measurement of shrinkage ratio before and after the heat treatments...
March 16, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317904/robust-and-elastic-lunar-and-martian-structures-from-3d-printed-regolith-inks
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Adam E Jakus, Katie D Koube, Nicholas R Geisendorfer, Ramille N Shah
Here, we present a comprehensive approach for creating robust, elastic, designer Lunar and Martian regolith simulant (LRS and MRS, respectively) architectures using ambient condition, extrusion-based 3D-printing of regolith simulant inks. The LRS and MRS powders are characterized by distinct, highly inhomogeneous morphologies and sizes, where LRS powder particles are highly irregular and jagged and MRS powder particles are rough, but primarily rounded. The inks are synthesized via simple mixing of evaporant, surfactant, and plasticizer solvents, polylactic-co-glycolic acid (30% by solids volume), and regolith simulant powders (70% by solids volume)...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317377/3d-printed-ultratough-hydrogel-structures-with-titin-like-domains
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Fengbo Zhu, Libo Cheng, Zhi Jian Wang, Wei Hong, Zi Liang Wu, Jun Yin, Jin Qian, Qiang Zheng
Titin is composed of repeated modular domains which unfold and dissipate energy upon loading. Here we employed such molecular-level paradigm to fabricate macroscopic ultratough hydrogel structures with titin-like domains, enabled by three-dimensional printing with multiple nozzles. Under stretch, the relatively thin and weak gel fibers in the printed structures break first and the hidden lengths postpone the failure of the main structures, mimicking the toughening principle in titin. These titin-like folded domains have been incorporated into a synthetic spider-web, which shows significantly enhanced extensibility and toughness...
March 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317376/all-dielectric-full-color-printing-with-tio2-metasurfaces
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Shang Sun, Zhenxing Zhou, Chen Zhang, Yisheng Gao, Zonghui Duan, Shumin Xiao, Qinghai Song
Recently, color generation in resonant nanostructures have been intensively studied. Despite of their exciting progresses, the structural colors are usually generated by the plasmonic resonances of metallic nanoparticles. Due to the inherent plasmon damping, such plasmonic nanostructures are usually hard to create very distinct color impressions. Here we utilize the concept of metasurfaces to produce all-dielectric, low-loss, and high resolution structural colors. We have fabricated TiO2 metasurfaces with electron-beam lithography and a very simple lift-off process...
March 19, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317159/surgical-planning-for-a-complex-double-outlet-right-ventricle-using-3d-printing
#12
Puneet Bhatla, Justin T Tretter, Sathish Chikkabyrappa, Sujata Chakravarti, Ralph S Mosca
Rapid prototyping may be beneficial in properly selected cases of complex congenital heart disease, providing detailed anatomical understanding that helps to guide potential surgical and cardiac catheterization interventions. We present a case of double-outlet right ventricle, where the decision to obtain a three-dimensional printed model helped for better understanding of the anatomy, with the additional advantage of surgical simulation in planning the surgical approach and type of surgical repair.
March 19, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317122/an-anthropomorphic-abdominal-phantom-for-deformable-image-registration-accuracy-validation-in-adaptive-radiation-therapy
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Yuliang Liao, Linjing Wang, Xiangdong Xu, Haibin Chen, Jiawei Chen, Guoqian Zhang, Huaiyu Lei, Ruihao Wang, Shuxu Zhang, Xuejun Gu, Xin Zhen, Linghong Zhou
PURPOSE: To design and construct a three-dimensional (3D) anthropomorphic abdominal phantom for geometric accuracy and dose summation accuracy evaluations of deformable image registration (DIR) algorithms for adaptive radiation therapy (ART). METHOD: Organ molds, including liver, kidney, spleen, stomach, vertebra and two metastasis tumors, were 3D printed using contours from an ovarian cancer patient. The organ molds were molded with deformable gels made of different mixtures of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and the softener dioctyl terephthalate...
March 20, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315216/protein-microarray-based-ige-immunoassay-for-allergy-diagnosis
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Nuzul N Jambari, XiaoWei Wang, Marcos Alcocer
Protein microarray is a miniaturized multi-analyte, solid-phased immunoassay where thousands of immobilized individual protein spots on a microscopic slide bind are bound to specific antibodies (immunoglobulins) from serum samples, which are then detected by fluorescent labeling. The image processing and pattern recognition are then quantitatively analyzed using advanced algorithms. Here, we describe the use of an in-house-produced complex protein microarray containing extracts and pure proteins that has been probed with antibodies present in the horse sera and detection by fluorophore-conjugated antibody and data analysis...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314370/room-temperature-processable-wire-templated-nano-electrodes-for-flexible-and-transparent-all-wire-electronics
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Sung-Yong Min, Yeongjun Lee, Se Hyun Kim, Cheolmin Park, Tae-Woo Lee
Sophisticate preparation of arbitrarily-long conducting nanowire electrodes on large area is a significant requirement for development of transparent nano-electronics. We report position-customizable and room-temperature-processable metallic nanowire (NW) electrodes array using aligned NW templates and a demonstration of transparent all-NW-based electronic applications by simple direct-printing. Well-controlled electroless-plating chemistry on a polymer NW template provided a highly-conducting Au NW array with a very low resistivity of 7...
March 17, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306245/3d-printed-high-density-droplet-array-chip-for-miniaturized-protein-crystallization-screening-under-vapor-diffusion-mode
#16
Yi-Ran Liang, Li-Na Zhu, Jie Gao, Hong-Xia Zhao, Ying Zhu, Sheng Ye, Qun Fang
Here we describe the combination of three-dimensional (3D) printed chip and automated microfluidic droplet-based screening techniques for achieving massively parallel, nanoliter-scale protein crystallization screening under vapor diffusion mode. We fabricated high density microwell array chips for sitting-drop vapor diffusion crystallization utilizing the advantage of 3D printing technique in producing high-aspect-ratio chips. To overcome the obstacle of 3D printed microchips in performing long-term reactions caused by their porousness and gas permeability properties in chip body, we developed a two-step post processing method, including paraffin filling and parylene coating, to achieve high sealability and stability...
March 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303775/reared-apart-chinese-twins-chance-discovery-twin-based-research-twin-study-of-media-use-twin-relations-over-the-life-span-breast-feeding-opposite-sex-twins-print-and-online-media-twins-in-fashion-second-twin-pair-born-to-tennis-star-twin-primes-twin-pandas
#17
Nancy L Segal
A January 2017 reunion of 10-year-old reared-apart Chinese twin girls was captured live on ABC's morning talk show Good Morning America, and rebroadcast on their evening news program Nightline. The twins' similarities and differences, and their participation in ongoing research will be described. This story is followed by reviews of twin research concerning genetic and environmental influences on media use, twin relations across the lifespan and the breast-feeding of opposite-sex twins. Popular interest items include twins in fashion, the second twin pair born to an internationally renowned tennis star, twin primes and twin pandas...
April 2017: Twin Research and Human Genetics: the Official Journal of the International Society for Twin Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303152/promising-therapeutic-strategies-for-mesenchymal-stem-cell-based-cardiovascular-regeneration-from-cell-priming-to-tissue-engineering
#18
REVIEW
Seung Taek Ji, Hyunyun Kim, Jisoo Yun, Joo Seop Chung, Sang-Mo Kwon
The primary cause of death among chronic diseases worldwide is ischemic cardiovascular diseases, such as stroke and myocardial infarction. Recent evidence indicates that adult stem cell therapies involving cardiovascular regeneration represent promising strategies to treat cardiovascular diseases. Owing to their immunomodulatory properties and vascular repair capabilities, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are strong candidate therapeutic stem cells for use in cardiovascular regeneration. However, major limitations must be overcome, including their very low survival rate in ischemic lesion...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302974/effect-of-the-chain-length-of-a-modified-layer-and-surface-roughness-of-an-electrode-on-impedimetric-immunosensors
#19
Chia-Hung Lin, Ming-Jie Lin, Ching-Chou Wu
An ultrasensitive label-free impedimetric immunosensor is constructed by modifying a 3-mercaptoproponic acid (MPA) monolayer on highly rough gold nanostructure (AuNS)-electrodeposited screen printed carbon electrodes (SPCEs) for the detection of small molecular weight drugs (SMWDs), such as salbutamol (SAL). The SPCEs preoxidized in a 0.1 M H2SO4 solution (called po-SPCEH2SO4) are electrodeposited with the AuNS to increase the roughness factor to 23.64 ± 1.76, larger than the AuNS/po-SPCENaOH or the AuNS/po-SPCEPBS...
2017: Analytical Sciences: the International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302738/impact-of-three-dimensional-printing-on-the-study-and-treatment-of-congenital-heart-disease
#20
Matthew Bramlet, Laura Olivieri, Kanwal Farooqi, Beth Ripley, Meghan Coakley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 17, 2017: Circulation Research
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