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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218260/effect-of-hydrogen-on-the-integrity-of-aluminium-oxide-interface-at-elevated-temperatures
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Meng Li, De-Gang Xie, Evan Ma, Ju Li, Xi-Xiang Zhang, Zhi-Wei Shan
Hydrogen can facilitate the detachment of protective oxide layer off metals and alloys. The degradation is usually exacerbated at elevated temperatures in many industrial applications; however, its origin remains poorly understood. Here by heating hydrogenated aluminium inside an environmental transmission electron microscope, we show that hydrogen exposure of just a few minutes can greatly degrade the high temperature integrity of metal-oxide interface. Moreover, there exists a critical temperature of ∼150 °C, above which the growth of cavities at the metal-oxide interface reverses to shrinkage, followed by the formation of a few giant cavities...
February 20, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211793/a-novel-field-emission-microscopy-method-to-study-field-emission-characteristics-of-freestanding-carbon-nanotube-array
#2
Yunhan Li, Yonghai Sun, David Jaffray, John T W Yeow
Field emission (FE) uniformity and mechanism of emitter failure of freestanding carbon nanotube (CNT) arrays have not been well studied due to the difficulty of observing and quantifying FE performance of each emitter in CNT arrays. Herein a field emission microscopy (FEM) method based on Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) thin film is proposed to study the FE uniformity and CNT emitter failure of freestanding CNT arrays. FE uniformity of freestanding CNT arrays and different levels of FE current contributions from each emitter in the arrays are recorded and visualized...
February 17, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211166/clinical-relevance-of-pre-ovulatory-follicular-temperature-in-heat-stressed-lactating-dairy-cows
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F López-Gatius, Rhf Hunter
Temperature gradients in female reproductive tissues seem to influence the success of key processes such as ovulation and fertilization. The objective of this study was to investigate whether pre-ovulatory follicles are cooler than neighbouring uterine tissue and deep rectal temperatures in lactating dairy cows under heat stress conditions. Temperatures within the pre-ovulatory follicle, on the uterine adjacent surface and 20 cm deep within rectum, were measured using fine thermistor probes within 45 min after sunrise (dawn)...
February 17, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182765/rapamycin-sodium-hyaluronate-binding-on-nano-hydroxyapatite-coated-titanium-surface-improves-mc3t3-e1-osteogenesis
#4
Chao Liu, Jian Yong Dong, Lin Lin Yue, Shao Hua Liu, Yi Wan, Hong Liu, Wan Ye Tan, Qian Qian Guo, Dong Zhang
Endosseous titanium (Ti) implant failure due to poor biocompatibility of implant surface remains a major problem for osseointegration. Improving the topography of Ti surface may enhance osseointegration, however, the mechanism remains unknown. To investigate the effect of modified Ti surface on osteogenesis, we loaded rapamycin (RA) onto nano-hydroxyapatite (HAp) coated Ti surface which was acid-etched, alkali-heated and HAp coated sequentially. Sodium hyaluronate (SH) was employed as an intermediate layer for the load of RA, and a steady release rate of RA was maintained...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178853/clinical-vagus-nerve-stimulation-paradigms-induce-pronounced-brain-and-body-hypothermia-in-rats
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Lars Emil Larsen, Wouter Van Lysebettens, Charlotte Germonpré, Sofie Carrette, Sofie Daelemans, Mathieu Sprengers, Lisa Thyrion, Wytse Jan Wadman, Evelien Carrette, Jean Delbeke, Paul Boon, Kristl Vonck, Robrecht Raedt
Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is a widely used neuromodulation technique that is currently used or being investigated as therapy for a wide array of human diseases such as epilepsy, depression, Alzheimer's disease, tinnitus, inflammatory diseases, pain, heart failure and many others. Here, we report a pronounced decrease in brain and core temperature during VNS in freely moving rats. Two hours of rapid cycle VNS (7s on/18s off) decreased brain temperature by around [Formula: see text]C, while standard cycle VNS (30[Formula: see text]s on/300[Formula: see text]s off) was associated with a decrease of around [Formula: see text]C...
December 22, 2016: International Journal of Neural Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176835/microscopic-description-for-the-emergence-of-collective-dissipation-in-extended-quantum-systems
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Fernando Galve, Antonio Mandarino, Matteo G A Paris, Claudia Benedetti, Roberta Zambrini
Practical implementations of quantum technology are limited by unavoidable effects of decoherence and dissipation. With achieved experimental control for individual atoms and photons, more complex platforms composed by several units can be assembled enabling distinctive forms of dissipation and decoherence, in independent heat baths or collectively into a common bath, with dramatic consequences for the preservation of quantum coherence. The cross-over between these two regimes has been widely attributed in the literature to the system units being farther apart than the bath's correlation length...
February 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159340/force-to-failure-of-a-simulated-implant-supported-complete-fixed-dental-prosthesis-reinforced-with-glass-fiber
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Jack Goldberg, Gelareh Ronaghi, Jin-Ho Phark, Sajid Jivraj, Winston Chee
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: The joint adjacent to the cantilevered section of an implant-supported complete fixed dental prosthesis (ICFDP) undergoes the most stress because of force magnification in this area, making it more prone to mechanical failure. PURPOSE: The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the ultimate force-to-failure distal to the terminal implant of a simulated ICFDP reinforced with glass fiber compared with that of a conventionally fabricated prosthesis...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151978/development-and-evaluation-of-up-converting-phosphor-technology-based-lateral-flow-assay-for-quantitative-detection-of-nt-probnp-in-blood
#8
Xiaoli Yang, Liping Liu, Qingfang Hao, Deyong Zou, Xiaoli Zhang, Liping Zhang, Hongmei Li, Yong Qiao, Huansheng Zhao, Lei Zhou
A newly assay, up-converting phosphor technology-based lateral flow (UPT-LF) assay, was developed for rapid and quantitative detection of N-terminal fragment of B-type natriuretic peptide precursor (NT-proBNP), one of the most important serum molecular maker of heat failure, in plasma samples as a point of care testing (POCT) method for diagnosis of acute heart failure. Human plasma from 197 patients with acute heart failure and 200 healthy controls was assessed using the UPT-LF assay, in a comparison with a Roche Elecsys assay...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145053/challenging-terrestrial-biosphere-models-with-data-from-the-long-term-multi-factor-prairie-heating-and-co2-enrichment-experiment
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Martin G De Kauwe, Belinda E Medlyn, Anthony P Walker, Sönke Zaehle, Shinichi Asao, Bertrand Guenet, Anna B Harper, Thomas Hickler, Atul Jain, Yiqi Luo, Xingjie Lu, Kristina Luus, William J Parton, Shijie Shu, Ying-Ping Wang, Christian Werner, Jianyang Xia, Elise Pendall, Jack A Morgan, Edmund M Ryan, Yolima Carrillo, Feike A Dijkstra, Tamara J Zelikova, Richard J Norby
Multi-factor experiments are often advocated as important for advancing terrestrial biosphere models (TBMs), yet to date such models have only been tested against single-factor experiments. We applied 10 TBMs to the multi-factor Prairie Heating and CO2 Enrichment (PHACE) experiment in Wyoming, USA. Our goals were to investigate how multi-factor experiments can be used to constrain models, and to identify a road map for model improvement. We found models performed poorly in current ambient conditions; there was a wide spread in simulated above-ground net primary productivity (range: 31-390 g C m(-2) yr(-1) )...
February 1, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128878/heat-stroke-leading-to-acute-liver-injury-failure-a-case-series-from-the-acute-liver-failure-study-group
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Brian C Davis, Holly Tillman, Raymond T Chung, R Todd Stravitz, K Rajender Reddy, Robert J Fontana, Brendan McGuire, Timothy Davern, William M Lee
OBJECTIVE: In the United States, nearly 1000 annual cases of heat stroke are reported but the frequency and outcome of severe liver injury in such patients is not well described. The aim of this study was to describe cases of acute liver injury (ALI) or failure (ALF) caused by heat stroke in a large ALF registry. DATA SOURCES: Amongst 2,675 consecutive subjects enrolled in a prospective observational cohort of patients with ALI or ALF between January 1998 and April 2015, there were 8 subjects with heat stroke...
January 27, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122204/to-heat-or-not-to-heat-challenges-with-clinical-translation-of-thermosensitive-liposomes
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REVIEW
Yannan Dou, Kullervo Hynynen, Christine Allen
Thermosensitive liposomes have been put forward as a strategy to improve upon the limited tumor drug availability associated with conventional non-thermosensitive liposomes. ThermoDox® is the first and only thermosensitive liposome formulation to reach clinical development. The initial Phase III clinical trial on ThermoDox® (i.e. HEAT trial) evaluating the combination of ThermoDox® and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in comparison to RFA alone for treatment of inoperable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) failed to reach its primary endpoint in progression-free survival (PFS)...
January 22, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116985/rotary-ultrasonic-drilling-on-bone-a-novel-technique-to-put-an-end-to-thermal-injury-to-bone
#12
Vishal Gupta, Pulak M Pandey, Ravi K Gupta, Asit R Mridha
Bone drilling is common in orthopedic procedures and the heat produced during conventional experimental drilling often exceeds critical temperature of 47 °C and induces thermal osteonecrosis. The osteonecrosis may be the reason for impaired healing, early loosening and implant failure. This study was undertaken to control the temperature rise by interrupted cutting and reduced friction effects at the interface of drill tool and the bone surface. In this work, rotary ultrasonic drilling technique with diamond abrasive particles coated on the hollow drill tool without any internal or external cooling assistance was used...
January 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111478/operating-modes-and-cooling-capabilities-of-the-3-stage-adr-developed-for-the-soft-x-ray-spectrometer-instrument-on-astro-h
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Peter J Shirron, Mark O Kimball, Bryan L James, Theo Muench, Michael J DiPirro, Richard V Letmate, Michael A Sampson, Tom G Bialas, Gary A Sneiderman, Frederick S Porter, Richard L Kelley
A 3-stage adiabatic demagnetization refrigerator (ADR)[1] is used on the Soft X-ray Spectrometer instrument[2] on Astro-H[3] to cool a 6×6 array of x-ray microcalorimeters to 50 mK. The ADR is supported by a cryogenic system[4] consisting of a superfluid helium tank, a 4.5 K Joule-Thomson (JT) cryocooler, and additional 2-stage Stirling cryocoolers that pre-cool the JT cooler and cool radiation shields within the cryostat. The ADR is configured so that it can use either the liquid helium or the JT cryocooler as its heat sink, giving the instrument an unusual degree of tolerance for component failures or degradation in the cryogenic system...
March 1, 2016: Cryogenics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104348/quercetin-protects-against-heat-stroke-induced-myocardial-injury-in-male-rats-antioxidative-and-antiinflammatory-mechanisms
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Xiaojing Lin, Cheng-Hsien Lin, Tingbao Zhao, Dan Zuo, Zhujun Ye, Lin Liu, Mao-Tsun Lin
Heat stroke is characterized by hyperthermia, systemic inflammation, and multiple organ failure including arterial hypotension. This definition can be fulfilled by a rat model of heat stroke used in the present study. Anesthetized animals were exposed to heat exposure (43 °C for 70 min) and then returned to room temperature (26 °C) for recovery. One hour before heat exposure, an intraperitoneal dose of quercetin (30 mg/kg) or vehicle (normal saline 1 ml/kg) was administered to the experimental groups of rats...
January 16, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094026/nanoporous-hydroxyapatite-sodium-titanate-bilayer-on-titanium-implants-for-improved-osteointegration
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A Carradò, F Perrin-Schmitt, Q V Le, M Giraudel, C Fischer, G Koenig, L Jacomine, L Behr, A Chalom, L Fiette, A Morlet, G Pourroy
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to improve the strength and quality of the titanium-hydroxyapatite interface in order to prevent long-term failure of the implanted devices originating from coating delamination and to test it in an in-vivo model. METHODS: Ti disks and dental commercial implants were etched in Kroll solution. Thermochemical treatments of the acid-etched titanium were combined with sol-gel hydroxyapatite (HA) coating processes to obtain a nanoporous hydroxyapatite/sodium titanate bilayer...
January 13, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091697/heat-shock-transcription-factor-1-protects-against-pressure-overload-induced-cardiac-fibrosis-via-smad3
#16
Ning Zhou, Yong Ye, Xingxu Wang, Ben Ma, Jian Wu, Lei Li, Lin Wang, Dao Wen Wang, Yunzeng Zou
: Fibrotic cardiac muscle exhibits high stiffness and low compliance which are major risk factors of heart failure. Although heat shock transcription factor 1 (HSF1) was identified as an intrinsic cardioprotective factor, the role that HSF1 plays in cardiac fibrosis remains unclear. Our study aims to investigate the role of HSF1 in pressure overload-induced cardiac fibrosis and the underlying mechanism. HSF1 phosphorylation was significantly downregulated in transverse aortic constriction (TAC)-treated mouse hearts and mechanically stretched cardiac fibroblasts (cFBs)...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065312/using-fast-acting-temperature-sensitive-mutants-to-study-cell-division-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#17
T Davies, S Sundaramoorthy, S N Jordan, M Shirasu-Hiza, J Dumont, J C Canman
Fast-acting temperature-sensitive (ts) mutations are powerful conditional tools for studying transient cellular processes such as cytokinesis. Fast-acting ts cytokinesis-defective mutants are functional at the permissive temperature; yet show a fully penetrant loss-of-function cytokinesis failure phenotype when upshifted to the restrictive temperature. Fast-acting ts mutations thus allow functional tunability and rapid and reversible protein inactivation by simply shifting the temperature at precise times throughout cell division...
2017: Methods in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060529/is-domain-highlighting-actually-helpful-in-identifying-phishing-web-pages
#18
Aiping Xiong, Robert W Proctor, Weining Yang, Ninghui Li
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of domain highlighting in helping users identify whether Web pages are legitimate or spurious. BACKGROUND: As a component of the URL, a domain name can be overlooked. Consequently, browsers highlight the domain name to help users identify which Web site they are visiting. Nevertheless, few studies have assessed the effectiveness of domain highlighting, and the only formal study confounded highlighting with instructions to look at the address bar...
December 1, 2016: Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054235/heated-humidified-high-flow-nasal-cannula-for-prevention-of-extubation-failure-in-preterm-infants
#19
Sasivimon Soonsawad, Buranee Swatesutipun, Anchalee Limrungsikul, Pracha Nuntnarumit
OBJECTIVES: To compare extubation failure rate between the heated humidified high-flow nasal cannula (HHHFNC) and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) groups. METHODS: Intubated infants with gestational age (GA) <32 wk, who were ready to extubate, were randomized to receive respiratory support with either CPAP or HHHFNC after extubation. In CPAP group, nasal mask CPAP with preset pressure and fraction of inspired oxygen (FiO2) equal to positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) and FiO2 of ventilator before extubation was applied...
January 5, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031826/acute-eosinophilic-pneumonia-following-heat-not-burn-cigarette-smoking
#20
Takahiro Kamada, Yosuke Yamashita, Hiromi Tomioka
A 20-year-old man was admitted with acute respiratory failure. He had started smoking 20 heat-not-burn cigarettes (HC) per day 6 months previously, then purchased a second device for smoking HC to increase smoking to 40 cigarettes per day 2 weeks before hospitalization. Acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP) was diagnosed based on medical history, chest high-resolution computed tomographic findings, and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid eosinophilia. On starting treatment with prednisolone, the patient exhibited complete recovery...
November 2016: Respirology Case Reports
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