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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226421/opening-plenary-speaker-human-genomics-precision-medicine-and-advancing-human-health
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Eric D Green
Starting with the launch of the Human Genome Project in 1990, the past quarter-century has brought spectacular achievements in genomics that dramatically empower the study of human biology and disease. The human genomics enterprise is now in the midst of an important transition, as the growing foundation of genomic knowledge is being used by researchers and clinicians to tackle increasingly complex problems in biomedicine. Of particular prominence is the use of revolutionary new DNA sequencing technologies for generating prodigious amounts of DNA sequence data to elucidate the complexities of genome structure, function, and evolution, as well as to unravel the genomic bases of rare and common diseases...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222326/crossing-kingdoms-using-decellularized-plants-as-perfusable-tissue-engineering-scaffolds
#2
Joshua R Gershlak, Sarah Hernandez, Gianluca Fontana, Luke R Perreault, Katrina J Hansen, Sara A Larson, Bernard Y K Binder, David M Dolivo, Tianhong Yang, Tanja Dominko, Marsha W Rolle, Pamela J Weathers, Fabricio Medina-Bolivar, Carole L Cramer, William L Murphy, Glenn R Gaudette
Despite significant advances in the fabrication of bioengineered scaffolds for tissue engineering, delivery of nutrients in complex engineered human tissues remains a challenge. By taking advantage of the similarities in the vascular structure of plant and animal tissues, we developed decellularized plant tissue as a prevascularized scaffold for tissue engineering applications. Perfusion-based decellularization was modified for different plant species, providing different geometries of scaffolding. After decellularization, plant scaffolds remained patent and able to transport microparticles...
February 10, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221804/semiconductor-seeded-nanorods-with-graded-composition-exhibiting-high-quantum-yield-high-polarization-and-minimal-blinking
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Ido Hadar, John Patrick Philbin, Yossef Efraim Panfil, Shany Neyshtadt, Itai Lieberman, Hagai Eshet, Sorin Lazar, Eran Rabani, Uri Banin
Seeded semiconductor nanorods represent a unique family of quantum confined materials that manifest characteristics of mixed dimensionality. They show polarized emission with high quantum yield and fluorescence switching under an electric field, features that are desirable for use in display technologies and other optical applications. So far, their robust synthesis has been limited mainly to CdSe/CdS heterostructures, thereby constraining the spectral tunability to the red region of the visible spectrum. Herein we present a novel synthesis of CdSe/Cd1-xZnxS seeded nanorods with radially graded composition that show bright and highly polarized green emission with minimal intermittency, as confirmed by ensemble and single nanorods optical measurements...
February 21, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215325/bioremediation-of-industrial-waste-through-enzyme-producing-marine-microorganisms
#4
P Sivaperumal, K Kamala, R Rajaram
Bioremediation process using microorganisms is a kind of nature-friendly and cost-effective clean green technology. Recently, biodegradation of industrial wastes using enzymes from marine microorganisms has been reported worldwide. The prospectus research activity in remediation area would contribute toward the development of advanced bioprocess technology. To minimize industrial wastes, marine enzymes could constitute a novel alternative in terms of waste treatment. Nowadays, the evidence on the mechanisms of bioremediation-related enzymes from marine microorganisms has been extensively studied...
2017: Advances in Food and Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212581/the-inhibiting-effect-of-the-transcription-factor-p53-on-dengue-virus-infection-by-activating-the-type-i-interferon
#5
Yan-Ling Hu, Xiao-Shan Li, Shu Xiong, Qiang Ma, Dan Liu, Zhong-Quan Shi, Jing Tang, Xian-Cai Rao, Fu-Quan Hu, Guo-Li Li
To investigate the role of the transcription factor p53 in the course of the dengue virus (DV) infection. The human hepatocellular carcinoma cell strain HepG2 with a low expression level of p53 was built by using the retroviral-mediated RNA interference technology, and was detected by Western blot. The wild group and the interference group were respectively infected by the type 2 DV. The viral titration was detected by the Vero plaque assay, the viral multiplication was detected by the immunofluorescence, the cell apoptosis after virus infection was detected by FCM and the level of IFN-β was analyzed by ELISA...
February 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211892/high-throughput-in-situ-cell-electroporation-microsystem-for-parallel-delivery-of-single-guide-rnas-into-mammalian-cells
#6
Shengtai Bian, Yicen Zhou, Yawei Hu, Jing Cheng, Xiaofang Chen, Youchun Xu, Peng Liu
Arrayed genetic screens mediated by the CRISPR/Cas9 technology with single guide RNA (sgRNA) libraries demand a high-throughput platform capable of transfecting diverse cell types at a high efficiency in a genome-wide scale for detection and analysis of sophisticated cellular phenotypes. Here we developed a high-throughput in situ cell electroporation (HiCEP) microsystem which leveraged the superhydrophobic feature of the microwell array to achieve individually controlled conditions in each microwell and coupled an interdigital electrode array chip with the microwells in a modular-based scheme for highly efficient delivery of exogenous molecules into cells...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211337/enhanced-electrochemical-degradation-of-ibuprofen-in-aqueous-solution-by-ptru-alloy-catalyst
#7
Chiung-Fen Chang, Tsan-Yao Chen, Ching-Ju Monica Chin, Yu-Tsun Kuo
Electrochemical advanced oxidation processes (EAOPs) regarded as a green technology for aqueous ibuprofen treatment was investigated in this study. Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs), Pt nanoparticles (Pt NPs), and PtRu alloy, of which physicochemical properties were characterized by XRD and X-ray absorption spectroscopy, were used to synthesize three types of cheap and effective anodes based on commercial conductive glass. Furthermore, the operating parameters, such as the current densities, initial concentrations, and solution pH were also investigated...
February 6, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204874/effects-of-calcium-at-toxic-concentrations-of-cadmium-in-plants
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REVIEW
Danlian Huang, Xiaomin Gong, Yunguo Liu, Guangming Zeng, Cui Lai, Hassan Bashir, Lu Zhou, Dafei Wang, Piao Xu, Min Cheng, Jia Wan
This review provides new insight that calcium plays important roles in plant growth, heavy metal accumulation and translocation, photosynthesis, oxidative damage and signal transduction under cadmium stress. Increasing heavy metal pollution problems have raised word-wide concerns. Cadmium (Cd), being a highly toxic metal, poses potential risks both to ecosystems and human health. Compared with conventional technologies, phytoremediation, being cost-efficient, highly stable and environment-friendly, is believed to be a promising green technology for Cd decontamination...
February 15, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198591/interpenetrating-conducting-hydrogel-materials-for-neural-interfacing-electrodes
#9
Josef Goding, Aaron Gilmour, Penny Martens, Laura Poole-Warren, Rylie Green
Conducting hydrogels (CHs) are an emerging technology in the field of medical electrodes and brain-machine interfaces. The greatest challenge to the fabrication of CH electrodes is the hybridization of dissimilar polymers (conductive polymer and hydrogel) to ensure the formation of interpenetrating polymer networks (IPN) required to achieve both soft and electroactive materials. A new hydrogel system is developed that enables tailored placement of covalently immobilized dopant groups within the hydrogel matrix...
February 15, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198498/early-selection-of-sugarcane-using-path-analysis
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R P Barbosa, F Alcântara Neto, L M Gravina, G A Gravina, M G T Portela, A A C Bezerra
The aim of this study was to analyze sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum) biometric and technological data, obtained at different timepoints, using path analysis. The experiment was conducted in União, PI, Brazil, and evaluated 12 sugarcane genotypes (RB036066, RB9438, RB935744, RB021764, RB021754, RB021534, RB966229, RB977540, RB863129, and RB987935, and the varieties RB92579 and RB867515 as controls) in a randomized block design with four replications. Data were collected at six timepoints that were spaced 30 days apart (90, 120, 150, 180, 210, and 240 days)...
February 8, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192368/erratum-water-science-and-technology-74-8-1845-1854-toward-an-operational-tool-to-simulate-green-roof-hydrological-impact-at-the-basin-scale-a-new-version-of-the-distributed-rainfall-runoff-model-multi-hydro-pierre-antoine-versini-et-al-doi-10-2166-wst-2016
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Pierre-Antoine Versini, Auguste Gires, Ioulia Tchiguirinskaia, Daniel Schertzer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191719/5-aminolevulinic-acid-mediated-photodynamic-therapy-for-bladder-cancer
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REVIEW
Keiji Inoue
Photodynamic therapy using 5-aminolevulinic acid is a treatment method in which the fluorescent substance of protoporphyrin IX excessively accumulated specifically in cancer cells is excited by visible red or green light irradiation, and reactive oxygen is produced and injures cancer cells. Photodynamic therapy using 5-aminolevulinic acid less markedly influences the surrounding normal cells and tissue as a result of no accumulation of protoporphyrin IX, being a low-invasive, less harmful treatment localized to cancer...
February 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178583/detection-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-pahs-in-medicago-sativa-l-by-fluorescence-microscopy
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Wilber S Alves, Evelin A Manoel, Noemi S Santos, Rosane O Nunes, Giselli C Domiciano, Marcia R Soares
Green technologies, such as phytoremediation, are effective for removing organic pollutants derived from oil and oil products, including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Given the increasing popularity of these sustainable remediation techniques, methods based on fluorescence microscopy and multiphoton microscopy for the environmental monitoring of such pollutants have emerged in recent decades as effective tools for phytoremediation studies aimed at understanding the fate of these contaminants in plants...
January 19, 2017: Micron: the International Research and Review Journal for Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177413/selenium-biofortification-and-phytoremediation-phytotechnologies-a-review
#14
Michela Schiavon, Elizabeth A H Pilon-Smits
The element selenium (Se) is both essential and toxic for most life forms, with a narrow margin between deficiency and toxicity. Phytotechnologies using plants and their associated microbes can address both of these problems. To prevent Se toxicity due to excess environmental Se, plants may be used to phytoremediate Se from soil or water. To alleviate Se deficiency in humans or livestock, crops may be biofortified with Se. These two technologies may also be combined: Se-enriched plant material from phytoremediation could be used as green fertilizer or as fortified food...
January 2017: Journal of Environmental Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169533/ignition-in-an-atomistic-model-of-hydrogen-oxidation
#15
Mohammad Alaghemandi, Lucas B Newcomb, Jason R Green
Hydrogen is a potential substitute for fossil fuels that would reduce the combustive emission of carbon dioxide. However, the low ignition energy needed to initiate oxidation imposes constraints on the efficiency and safety of hydrogen-based technologies. Microscopic details of the combustion processes, ephemeral transient species, and complex reaction networks are necessary to control and optimize the use of hydrogen as a commercial fuel. Here, we report estimates of the ignition time of hydrogen-oxygen mixtures over a wide range of equivalence ratios from extensive reactive molecular dynamics simulations...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164495/isothermal-method-of-a-recombinase-polymerase-amplification-assay-for-the-detection-of-most-common-high-risk-human-papillomavirus-type-16-and-type-18-dna
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Biao Ma, Jiehong Fang, Ye Wang, Haizhen He, Mingyan Dai, Wei Lin, Wei Su, Mingzhou Zhang
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer is a common gynecologic malignant tumor and has a great impact on women's health. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is implicated in cervical cancer and precancerous lesions and the two are possibly two stages of disease progression. With the technological development of molecular biology and epidemiology, detection and treatment of HPV has become an important means to prevent cervical cancer. METHODS: Here we present a novel, rapid, sensitive and specific isothermal method of recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA), which is established to detect the two most common high-risk human papillomavirus type 16 and type 18 DNA...
January 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158272/green-conversion-of-graphene-oxide-to-graphene-nanosheets-and-its-biosafety-study
#17
Adhiraj Dasgupta, Joy Sarkar, Manosij Ghosh, Amartya Bhattacharya, Anita Mukherjee, Dipankar Chattopadhyay, Krishnendu Acharya
Chemical reduction of graphene oxide (GO) to graphene employs the use of toxic and environmentally harmful reducing agents, hindering mass production of graphene which is of tremendous technological importance. In this study we report a green approach to the synthesis of graphene, bio-reduced by crude polysaccharide. The polysaccharide reduces exfoliated GO to graphene at room temperature in an aqueous medium. Transmission electron microscopy image provides clear evidence for the formation of few layer graphene...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154518/drug-target-identification-and-elucidation-of-natural-inhibitors-for-bordetella-petrii-an-in-silico-study
#18
Surya Narayan Rath, Manisha Ray, Animesh Pattnaik, Sukanta Kumar Pradhan
Environmental microbes like Bordetella petrii has been established as a causative agent for various infectious diseases in human. Again, development of drug resistance in B. petrii challenged to combat against the infection. Identification of potential drug target and proposing a novel lead compound against the pathogen has a great aid and value. In this study, bioinformatics tools and technology have been applied to suggest a potential drug target by screening the proteome information of B. petrii DSM 12804 (accession No...
December 2016: Genomics & Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151564/axonal-sprouting-in-commissurally-projecting-parvalbumin-expressing-interneurons
#19
Zoé Christenson Wick, Caara H Leintz, Casey Xamonthiene, Bin H Huang, Esther Krook-Magnuson
Previous research has shown that in vivo on-demand optogenetic stimulation of inhibitory interneurons expressing parvalbumin (PV) is sufficient to suppress seizures in a mouse model of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). Surprisingly, this intervention was capable of suppressing seizures when PV-expressing interneurons were stimulated ipsilateral or contralateral to the presumed seizure focus, raising the possibility of commissural inhibition in TLE. There are mixed reports regarding commissural PV interneuron projections in the healthy hippocampus, and it was previously unknown whether these connections would be maintained or modified following the network reorganization associated with TLE...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150076/current-advances-in-biological-production-of-propionic-acid
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REVIEW
Ismail Eş, Amin Mousavi Khaneghah, Seyed Mohammad Bagher Hashemi, Mohamed Koubaa
Propionic acid and its derivatives are considered "Generally Recognized As Safe" food additives and are generally used as an anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory agent, herbicide, and artificial flavor in diverse industrial applications. It is produced via biological pathways using Propionibacterium and some anaerobic bacteria. However, its commercial chemical synthesis from the petroleum-based feedstock is the conventional production process bit results in some environmental issues. Novel biological approaches using microorganisms and renewable biomass have attracted considerable recent attention due to economic advantages as well as great adaptation with the green technology...
February 1, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
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