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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932780/data-on-european-non-residential-buildings
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Delia D'Agostino, Barbara Cuniberti, Paolo Bertoldi
This data article relates to the research paper Energy consumption and efficiency technology measures in European non-residential buildings (D'Agostino et al., 2017) [1]. The reported data have been collected in the framework of the Green Building Programme that ran from 2006 to 2014. The project has encouraged the adoption of efficiency measures to boost energy savings in European non-residential buildings. Data focus on the one-thousand buildings that joined the Programme allowing to save around 985 GWh/year...
October 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930497/improving-blood-pressure-control-using-smart-technology
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Elizabeth L Ciemins, Anupama Arora, Nicholas C Coombs, Barbara Holloway, Elizabeth J Mullette, Robin Garland, Shannon Walsh Bishop-Green, Jerry Penso, Patricia J Coon
BACKGROUND: The authors sought to determine if wireless oscillometric home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) that integrates with smartphone technology improves blood pressure (BP) control among patients with new or existing uncontrolled hypertension (HTN). METHODS: A prospective observational cohort study monitored BP control before and after an educational intervention and introduction to HBPM. Patients in the intervention group were instructed to track their BP using a smartphone device three to seven times per week...
September 30, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929358/green-synthesis-of-inp-zns-core-shell-quantum-dots-for-application-in-heavy-metal-free-light-emitting-diodes
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Tsung-Rong Kuo, Shih-Ting Hung, Yen-Ting Lin, Tzu-Lin Chou, Ming-Cheng Kuo, Ya-Pei Kuo, Chia-Chun Chen
Quantum dot light-emitting diodes (QD-LEDs) have been considered as potential display technologies with the characterizations of high color purity, flexibility, transparency, and cost efficiency. For the practical applications, the development of heavy-metal-free QD-LEDs from environment-friendly materials is the most important issue to reduce the impacts on human health and environmental pollution. In this work, heavy-metal-free InP/ZnS core/shell QDs with different fluorescence were prepared by green synthesis method with low cost, safe, and environment-friendly precursors...
September 19, 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925867/lignocellulosic-biomass-derived-functional-materials-synthesis-and-applications-in-biomedical-engineering
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Lei Zhang, Xinwen Peng, Linxin Zhong, Weitian Chua, Zhihua Xiang, Runcang Sun
The pertinent issue of resources shortage arising from global climate change in the recent years has accentuated the importance of materials that are environmental friendly. Despite the merits of current material like cellulose as the most abundant natural polysaccharide on earth, the incorporation of lignocellulosic biomass has the potential to value-add the recent development of cellulose-derivatives in drug delivery systems. Lignocellulosic biomass, with a hierarchical structure, comprised of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin...
September 18, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923813/bidirectional-text-messaging-to-improve-adherence-to-recommended-lipid-testing
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Laura-Mae Baldwin, Caitlin Morrison, Jonathan Griffin, Nick Anderson, Kelly Edwards, Jeff Green, Cleary Waldren, William Reiter
BACKGROUND: Synergies between technology and health care in the United States are accelerating, increasing opportunities to leverage these technologies to improve patient care. METHODS: This study was a collaboration between an academic study team, a rural primary care clinic, and a local nonprofit informatics company developing tools to improve patient care through population management. Our team created a text messaging management tool, then developed methods for and tested the feasibility of bidirectional text messaging to remind eligible patients about the need for lipid testing...
September 2017: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922624/quantification-of-voc-emissions-from-paint-spraying-on-a-construction-site-using-solid-phase-microextraction-devices
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Wen-Hsi Cheng, Hsiao-Lin Huang, Kang-Shin Chen, Yu-Jen Chang
The objective of this study was to measure the emission of, and personal exposure to workers, volatile organic compound (VOC) during paint spraying on a construction site. Needle trap samplers (NTSs), which are a green solid phase microextraction sampling technology, were used to obtain air samples at a large music exhibition center. The standard active sampling method using charcoal tubes and a personal air pump, Method 1501, was simultaneously utilized at the sampling sites to assess the workers' VOC exposures...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921830/trends-application-and-future-prospectives-of-microbial-carbonic-anhydrase-mediated-carbonation-process-for-ccus
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Chintan Bhagat, Pravin Dudhagara, Shantilal Tank
Growing industrialisation and desire for better economy of countries accelerated the emission of greenhouse gasses, more than the buffering capacity of earth atmosphere. Among, various Green House Gasses (GHGs), CO2 occupies the first position in anthroposphere and has detrimental effects on the ecosystem. For decarbonization, several non-biological methods of carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS) are in use from last few decades, but they are suffering from narrow applicability. Recently, CO2 emission and its disposal related problem encourage for implementation of bioprocessing to achieve zero waste economy for a sustainable environment...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920138/study-on-the-sediment-characteristics-of-the-snow-in-a-typical-residential-community-and-its-integrated-biological-treatment-pattern-in-harbin
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Bin-Xia Xue, Tong-Yu Li, Chun-Ying Li, Li Wei, Xiao-He Hou
Winter cities have severe shortages of water resources. The effective classification and recycling of urban water resources that are available here are therefore significant for the sustainable utilization of water in winter cities, and snow is a potential water resource. In this research, the water quality of the snow and the pollutant composition in the vehicle roads of a typical residential community of Harbin are analyzed. It is concluded that there is a large amount of suspended substances, including chemical oxygen demand (COD), salt, ammonia, and oil in this snow...
September 17, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920009/raman-under-water-nonlinear-and-nearfield-approaches-for-electrochemical-surface-science
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REVIEW
Natalia Martín Sabanés, Katrin F Domke
Electrochemistry is re-gaining attention among scientists because the complex interplay between electronic and chemical interfacial processes lies at the bottom of a broad range of important research disciplines like alternative energy conversion or green catalysis and synthesis. While rapid progress has been made in recent years regarding novel technological applications, the community increasingly recognizes that the understanding of the molecular processes that govern macroscopic device properties is still rather limited - which hinders a systematic and more complete exploration of novel material and functionality space...
August 2017: ChemElectroChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919095/laparoscopic-near-infrared-fluorescent-imaging-as-an-alternative-option-for-sentinel-lymph-node-mapping-in-endometrial-cancer-a-prospective-study
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Salih Taşkın, Yavuz Emre Şükür, Duygu Altın, Cevriye Cansız Ersöz, Batuhan Turgay, Duygu Kankaya, Mete Güngör, Fırat Ortaç
BACKGROUND: To evaluate feasibility of sentinel lymph node (SLN) mapping by using near-infrared fluorescent imaging and indocyanine green (NIR/ICG) integrated laparoscopic system in clinically uterine-confined endometrial cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with clinically early-stage endometrial cancer were included in this prospective study. ICG was injected to the uterine cervix and NIR/ICG integrated laparoscopic system (Spies Full HD D-Light P ICG technology, Karl Storz, Tuttlingen, Germany) was used during the operations...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917860/carbon-materials-derived-from-chitosan-cellulose-cryogel-supported-zeolite-imidazole-frameworks-for-potential-supercapacitor-application
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Zehui Li, Lan Yang, Hongbin Cao, Yu Chang, Kexin Tang, Zhiqin Cao, Junjun Chang, Youpeng Cao, Wenbo Wang, Meng Gao, Chenming Liu, Dagang Liu, He Zhao, Yi Zhang, Mingjie Li
In order to promote sustainable development, green and renewable clean energy technologies continue to be developed to meet the growing demand for energy, such as supercapacitor, fuel cells and lithium-ion battery. It is urgent to develop appropriate nanomaterials for these energy technologies to reduce the volume of the device, improve the efficiency of energy conversion and enlarge the energy storage capacity. Here, chitosan/cellulose carbon cryogel (CCS/CCL) were designed and synthesized. Through the introduction of zeolite imidazole frameworks (ZIFs) into the chitosan/cellulose cryogels, the obtained materials showed a microstructure of ZIF-7 (a kind of ZIFs) coated chitosan/cellulose fibers (CS/CL)...
November 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913804/doubled-haploid-laboratory-protocol-for-wheat-using-wheat-maize-wide-hybridization
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Meenakshi Santra, Hong Wang, Scott Seifert, Scott Haley
In traditional wheat breeding, the uniformity of lines derived from a breeding population is obtained by repeated selfing from the F1 which takes several generations to reach homozygosity in loci controlling traits of interest. Using doubled haploid technology, however, it is possible to attain 100% homozygosity at all loci in a single generation and completely homogeneous breeding lines can be obtained in 1-2 years. Thus, doubled haploid technology may significantly reduce cultivar development time. Two major methods for producing wheat doubled haploids are androgenesis (anther culture and microspore culture) and embryo culture using wheat-maize wide hybridization, the latter being the most effective and widely used method...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913794/wheat-improvement-in-india-present-and-future
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Sonia Goel, Kalpana Singh, N K Singh
Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) contributes substantially to global food and nutritional security. With the growing demands under the constraints of depleting natural resources, environmental fluctuation, and increased risk of epidemic outbreaks, the task of increasing wheat production has become daunting. The factors responsible for first green revolution seem to be exhausting rapidly, and there is an immediate need to develop the technologies which can not only increase the wheat production but also sustain the same at a higher level without adversely affecting the natural resources...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911878/comparison-of-proposed-countermeasures-for-dilemma-zone-at-signalized-intersections-based-on-cellular-automata-simulations
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Yina Wu, Mohamed Abdel-Aty, Yaoxian Ding, Bin Jia, Qi Shi, Xuedong Yan
The Type II dilemma zone describes the road segment to a signalized intersection where drivers have difficulties to decide either stop or go at the onset of yellow signal. Such phenomenon can result in an increased crash risk at signalized intersections. Different types of warning systems have been proposed to help drivers make decisions. Although the warning systems help to improve drivers' behavior, they also have several disadvantages such as increasing rear-end crashes or red-light running (RLR) violations...
September 11, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911828/laparoscopic-sentinel-lymph-node-mapping-with-indocyanine-green-icg-using-ispies-platform-the-initial-experience-in-argentina
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Julian Di Guilmi, Maria Cecilia Darin, Maria Toscano, Gustavo Maya
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the initial experience in Argentina using the iSpies ICG platform in performing sentinel lymph node mapping in early-stage cervical cancer. Design Step-by-step video and pictures BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic and robotic sentinel lymph node mapping using ICG has been shown to be safe and feasible. However, the use of fluorescent imaging through a minimally invasive approach in developing countries is very limited given the cost restrictions of acquiring the near infrared technology and the fluorescent dyes...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902985/cellulose-based-nanomaterials-for-energy-applications
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REVIEW
Xudong Wang, Chunhua Yao, Fei Wang, Zhaodong Li
Cellulose is the most abundant natural polymer on earth, providing a sustainable green resource that is renewable, degradable, biocompatible, and cost effective. Recently, nanocellulose-based mesoporous structures, flexible thin films, fibers, and networks are increasingly developed and used in photovoltaic devices, energy storage systems, mechanical energy harvesters, and catalysts components, showing tremendous materials science value and application potential in many energy-related fields. In this Review, the most recent advancements of processing, integration, and application of cellulose nanomaterials in the areas of solar energy harvesting, energy storage, and mechanical energy harvesting are reviewed...
September 13, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902449/enzyme-encapsulation-by-a-ferritin-cage
#17
Stephan Tetter, Donald Hilvert
Ferritins, conserved across all kingdoms of life, are protein nanocages that evolved to mineralize iron. The last several decades have shown that these cages have considerable technological and medical potential owing to their stability and tolerance to modification, as well as their ability to template nanoparticle synthesis and incorporate small molecules. Here we show that it is possible to encapsulate proteins in a ferritin by exploiting electrostatic interactions with the negatively charged interior of the cage...
September 13, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902225/optical-tracking-of-relaxation-dynamics-in-semi-dilute-hydroxypropylcellulose-solutions-as-a-precise-phase-transition-probe
#18
Hernan Garate, King-Wo Li, Denis Bouyer, Patrick Guenoun
Phase separation of thermo-responsive polymers in solution is a complex process, whose understanding is essential to screen and design materials with diverse technological applications. Here we report on a method based on dynamic light scattering (DLS) experiments to investigate the phase separation of thermo-responsive polymer solutions and precisely define the transition temperature (TPS). Our results are applied on hydroxypropylcellulose (HPC) solutions as an important biosourced green water-soluble polymer...
September 13, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898053/graphene-oxide-an-all-in-one-processing-additive-for-3d-printing
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Esther García-Tuñón, Ezra Feilden, Han Zheng, Eleonora D'Elia, Alan Leong, Eduardo Saiz
Many 3D printing technologies are based on the development of inks and pastes to build objects through droplet or filament deposition (the latter also known as continuous extrusion, robocasting, or direct ink writing). Controlling and tuning rheological behavior is key for successful manufacturing using these techniques. Different formulations have been proposed, but the search continues for approaches that are clean, flexible, robust and that can be adapted to a wide range of materials. Here, we show how graphene oxide (GO) enables the formulation of water-based pastes to print a wide variety of materials (polymers, ceramics, and steel) using robocasting...
September 12, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894975/reperfusion-of-the-choriocapillaris-observed-using-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-hypertensive-choroidopathy
#20
Miwa Saito, Akihiro Ishibazawa, Reiko Kinouchi, Akitoshi Yoshida
PURPOSE: Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) can visualize the vascular status of the choriocapillaris noninvasively and separately from the other vascular beds. We describe focal ischemia in the choriocapillaris and reperfusion of the area in hypertensive choroidopathy using en-face OCTA. CASE: A 32-year-old woman diagnosed with pregnancy-induced hypertension presented with acute anorthopia in the right eye after delivery via Caesarian section. Fundus examination showed an Elschnig's spot and serous retinal detachment (SRD) in the inferior perifoveal region...
September 11, 2017: International Ophthalmology
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