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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639731/size-dependence-of-doping-via-vacancy-formation-in-copper-sulfide-nanocrystals
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Orian Elimelech, Jing Liu, Anna M Plonka, Anatoly I Frenkel, Uri Banin
Doping semiconductor nanocrystals (NCs) is a key yet under-explored approach for tuning their electronic properties. An important route for doping in NCs is vacancy formation. Herein, the size and concentration dependence of doping is studied in Cu2S NCs through a redox reaction with iodine leading to vacancy formation accompanied by a localized surface plasmon response. X-ray spectroscopy and diffraction reveal transformation from Cu2S to Cu depleted phases along with CuI formation. Higher efficiency of the reaction is observed for larger NCs...
June 22, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639416/persistently-low-lymphocyte-counts-after-fcr-therapy-for-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-are-associated-with-longer-overall-survival
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Erel Joffe, N Ariela Arad, Osnat Bairey, Riva Fineman, Rosa Ruchlemer, Naomi Rahimi-Levene, Lev Shvidel, Uri Greenbaum, Ariel Aviv, Tamar Tadmor, Andrei Braester, Neta Goldschmidt, Aaron Polliack, Yair Herishanu
Decreased absolute lymphocyte counts (ALCs) following frontline therapy for chronic lymphocytic leukemia may be associated with disease control, even in patients without evidence of minimal residual disease. We studied the prognostic significance of ALCs during the first year following treatment with fludarabine, cyclophosphamide, and rituximab (FCR). We evaluated 99 patients who achieved a partial response without lymphocytosis (<4.0 × 10(3) cells/μL) or better after FCR. Absolute lymphocyte counts were recorded at 3-, 6-, 9-, and 12-month posttreatment and correlated with overall survival (OS) and event-free survival (EFS)...
June 22, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638673/monitoring-of-cellular-changes-in-the-bone-marrow-following-pth-1-34-treatment-of-ovx-rats-using-a-portable-stray-field-nmr-scanner
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Inbar Hillel, Itzhak Binderman, Yifat Sarda, Uri Nevo
Osteoporosis is characterized by reduction in trabecular bone in conjunction with increased marrow cell adiposity. While these changes occur within weeks, monitoring of treatment efficacy as performed by DEXA is sensitive only to long-term changes. MRI is sensitive to bone marrow changes but is less affordable. In a recent study, we have shown that a stray-field NMR can monitor bone marrow cellular changes that are related to osteoporosis. Objectives. To demonstrate sensitivity of a low-field tabletop NMR scanner to bone marrow dynamics following hormonal treatment in rats...
2017: Journal of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638094/microsaccades-are-sensitive-to-word-structure-a-novel-approach-to-study-language-processing
#4
Maya Yablonski, Uri Polat, Yoram S Bonneh, Michal Ben-Shachar
Microsaccades are miniature eye movements that occur involuntarily during fixation. They are typically inhibited following stimulus onset and are released from inhibition about 300 ms post-stimulus. Microsaccade-inhibition is modulated by low level features of visual stimuli, but it is currently unknown whether they are sensitive to higher level, abstract linguistic properties. To address this question, we measured the timing of microsaccades while subjects were presented with written Hebrew words and pronounceable nonwords (pseudowords)...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638059/cis-regulatory-evolution-in-prokaryotes-revealed-by-interspecific-archaeal-hybrids
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Carlo G Artieri, Adit Naor, Israela Turgeman-Grott, Yiqi Zhou, Ryan York, Uri Gophna, Hunter B Fraser
The study of allele-specific expression (ASE) in interspecific hybrids has played a central role in our understanding of a wide range of phenomena, including genomic imprinting, X-chromosome inactivation, and cis-regulatory evolution. However across the hundreds of studies of hybrid ASE, all have been restricted to sexually reproducing eukaryotes, leaving a major gap in our understanding of the genomic patterns of cis-regulatory evolution in prokaryotes. Here we introduce a method to generate stable hybrids between two species of halophilic archaea, and measure genome-wide ASE in these hybrids with RNA-seq...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634909/categorical-risk-perception-drives-variability-in-antibiotic-prescribing-in-the-emergency-department-a-mixed-methods-observational-study
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Eili Y Klein, Elena M Martinez, Larissa May, Mustapha Saheed, Valerie Reyna, David A Broniatowski
BACKGROUND: Adherence to evidence-based antibiotic therapy guidelines for treatment of upper respiratory tract infections (URIs) varies widely among clinicians. Understanding this variability is key for reducing inappropriate prescribing. OBJECTIVE: To measure how emergency department (ED) clinicians' perceptions of antibiotic prescribing risks affect their decision-making. DESIGN: Clinician survey based on fuzzy-trace theory, a theory of medical decision-making, combined with retrospective data on prescribing outcomes for URI/pneumonia visits in two EDs...
June 20, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627793/increased-sympathetic-outflow-induces-adaptation-to-acute-experimental-pain
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Lior Dayan, Uri Hochberg, Hadas Nahman-Averbuch, Silviu Brill, Jacob N Ablin, Giris Jacob
BACKGROUND: There are interrelationships between the autonomic nervous system and pain. This study aims to explore the effect of different autonomic manipulations on pain perception and modulation. METHODS: Twenty healthy subjects (10 men and 10 women, mean age 25±3) participate in this single-blinded, semi-randomized, controlled study, which included 2 study visits. Warm and heat pain thresholds, conditioned pain modulation and pain adaptation were tested before and after administration of phenylephrine, clonidine, yohimbine and saline...
June 19, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623896/with-a-little-help-from-my-friends-cooperation-can-accelerate-the-rate-of-adaptive-valley-crossing
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Uri Obolski, Ohad Lewin-Epstein, Eran Even-Tov, Yoav Ram, Lilach Hadany
BACKGROUND: Natural selection favors changes that lead to genotypes possessing high fitness. A conflict arises when several mutations are required for adaptation, but each mutation is separately deleterious. The process of a population evolving from a genotype encoding for a local fitness maximum to a higher fitness genotype is termed an adaptive peak shift. RESULTS: Here we suggest cooperative behavior as a factor that can facilitate adaptive peak shifts. We model cooperation in a public goods scenario, wherein each individual contributes resources that are later equally redistributed among all cooperating individuals...
June 17, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620005/cancer-and-central-nervous-system-tumor-surveillance-in-pediatric-neurofibromatosis-2-and-related-disorders
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REVIEW
D Gareth R Evans, Hector Salvador, Vivian Y Chang, Ayelet Erez, Stephan D Voss, Harriet Druker, Hamish S Scott, Uri Tabori
The neurofibromatoses consist of at least three autosomal-dominant inherited disorders: neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2), and schwannomatosis. For over 80 years, these conditions were inextricably tied together under generalized neurofibromatosis. In 1987, the localization of NF1 to chromosome 17q and NF2 (bilateral vestibular schwannoma) to 22q led to a consensus conference at Bethesda, Maryland. The two main neurofibromatoses, NF1 and NF2, were formally separated. More recently, the SMARCB1 and LZTR1 genes on 22q have been confirmed as causing a subset of schwannomatosis...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620004/cancer-and-central-nervous-system-tumor-surveillance-in-pediatric-neurofibromatosis-1
#10
REVIEW
D Gareth R Evans, Hector Salvador, Vivian Y Chang, Ayelet Erez, Stephan D Voss, Kami Wolfe Schneider, Hamish S Scott, Sharon E Plon, Uri Tabori
Although the neurofibromatoses consist of at least three autosomal dominantly inherited disorders, neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1), neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2), and schwannomatosis, NF1 represents a multisystem pleiotropic condition very different from the other two. NF1 is a genetic syndrome first manifesting in childhood; affecting multiple organs, childhood development, and neurocognitive status; and presenting the clinician with often complex management decisions that require a multidisciplinary approach. Molecular genetic testing (see article for detailed discussion) is recommended to confirm NF1, particularly in children fulfilling only pigmentary features of the diagnostic criteria...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617606/rapid-three-dimensional-printing-in-water-using-semiconductor-metal-hybrid-nanoparticles-as-photoinitiators
#11
Amol Ashok Pawar, Shira Halivni, Nir Waiskopf, Yuval Ben-Shahar, Michal Soreni-Harari, Sarah Bergbreiter, Uri Banin, Shlomo Magdassi
Additive manufacturing processes enable fabrication of complex and functional three-dimensional (3D) objects ranging from engine parts to artificial organs. Photopolymerization, which is the most versatile technology enabling such processes through 3D printing, utilizes photoinitiators that break into radicals upon light absorption. We report on a new family of photoinitiators for 3D printing based on hybrid semiconductor-metal nanoparticles. Unlike conventional photoinitiators that are consumed upon irradiation, these particles form radicals through a photocatalytic process...
June 15, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609654/intertumoral-heterogeneity-within-medulloblastoma-subgroups
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Florence M G Cavalli, Marc Remke, Ladislav Rampasek, John Peacock, David J H Shih, Betty Luu, Livia Garzia, Jonathon Torchia, Carolina Nor, A Sorana Morrissy, Sameer Agnihotri, Yuan Yao Thompson, Claudia M Kuzan-Fischer, Hamza Farooq, Keren Isaev, Craig Daniels, Byung-Kyu Cho, Seung-Ki Kim, Kyu-Chang Wang, Ji Yeoun Lee, Wieslawa A Grajkowska, Marta Perek-Polnik, Alexandre Vasiljevic, Cecile Faure-Conter, Anne Jouvet, Caterina Giannini, Amulya A Nageswara Rao, Kay Ka Wai Li, Ho-Keung Ng, Charles G Eberhart, Ian F Pollack, Ronald L Hamilton, G Yancey Gillespie, James M Olson, Sarah Leary, William A Weiss, Boleslaw Lach, Lola B Chambless, Reid C Thompson, Michael K Cooper, Rajeev Vibhakar, Peter Hauser, Marie-Lise C van Veelen, Johan M Kros, Pim J French, Young Shin Ra, Toshihiro Kumabe, Enrique López-Aguilar, Karel Zitterbart, Jaroslav Sterba, Gaetano Finocchiaro, Maura Massimino, Erwin G Van Meir, Satoru Osuka, Tomoko Shofuda, Almos Klekner, Massimo Zollo, Jeffrey R Leonard, Joshua B Rubin, Nada Jabado, Steffen Albrecht, Jaume Mora, Timothy E Van Meter, Shin Jung, Andrew S Moore, Andrew R Hallahan, Jennifer A Chan, Daniela P C Tirapelli, Carlos G Carlotti, Maryam Fouladi, José Pimentel, Claudia C Faria, Ali G Saad, Luca Massimi, Linda M Liau, Helen Wheeler, Hideo Nakamura, Samer K Elbabaa, Mario Perezpeña-Diazconti, Fernando Chico Ponce de León, Shenandoah Robinson, Michal Zapotocky, Alvaro Lassaletta, Annie Huang, Cynthia E Hawkins, Uri Tabori, Eric Bouffet, Ute Bartels, Peter B Dirks, James T Rutka, Gary D Bader, Jüri Reimand, Anna Goldenberg, Vijay Ramaswamy, Michael D Taylor
While molecular subgrouping has revolutionized medulloblastoma classification, the extent of heterogeneity within subgroups is unknown. Similarity network fusion (SNF) applied to genome-wide DNA methylation and gene expression data across 763 primary samples identifies very homogeneous clusters of patients, supporting the presence of medulloblastoma subtypes. After integration of somatic copy-number alterations, and clinical features specific to each cluster, we identify 12 different subtypes of medulloblastoma...
June 12, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608041/laparoscopic-lavage-in-the-management-of-perforated-diverticulitis-a-contemporary-meta-analysis
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Norman Galbraith, Jane V Carter, Uri Netz, Dongyan Yang, Donald E Fry, Michael McCafferty, Susan Galandiuk
IMPORTANCE: Perforated diverticulitis carries the risk of significant comorbidity and mortality. Although colon resection provides adequate source control, the procedure itself carries morbidity, as well as later stoma reversal procedures. The effectiveness of laparoscopic lavage to treat perforated diverticulitis remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to conduct a meta-analysis to evaluate current studies comparing laparoscopic lavage with colon resection in cases of perforated diverticulitis for the effectiveness in source control, without the need for subsequent interventions, stoma formation, and death...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606812/novel-ctl-epitopes-identified-through-a-y-pestis-proteome-wide-analysis-in-the-search-for-vaccine-candidates-against-plague
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Anat Zvi, Shahar Rotem, Ayelet Zauberman, Uri Elia, Moshe Aftalion, Erez Bar-Haim, Emanuelle Mamroud, Ofer Cohen
The causative agent of Plague, Yersinia pestis, is a highly virulent pathogen and a potential bioweapon. Depending on the route of infection, two prevalent occurrences of the disease are known, bubonic and pneumonic. The latter has a high fatality rate. In the absence of a licensed vaccine, intense efforts to develop a safe and efficacious vaccine have been conducted, and humoral-driven subunit vaccines containing the F1 and LcrV antigens are currently under clinical trials. It is well known that a cellular immune response might have an essential additive value to immunity and protection against Y...
June 9, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601529/functional-studies-on-the-role-of-notch-signaling-in-hydractinia-development
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James M Gahan, Christine E Schnitzler, Timothy Q DuBuc, Liam B Doonan, Justyna Kanska, Sebastian G Gornik, Sofia Barreira, Kerry Thompson, Philipp Schiffer, Andreas D Baxevanis, Uri Frank
The function of Notch signaling was previously studied in two cnidarians, Hydra and Nematostella, representing the lineages Hydrozoa and Anthozoa, respectively. Using pharmacological inhibition in Hydra and a combination of pharmacological and genetic approaches in Nematostella, it was shown in both animals that Notch is required for tentacle morphogenesis and for late stages of stinging cell maturation. Surprisingly, a role for Notch in neural development, which is well documented in bilaterians, was evident in embryonic Nematostella but not in adult Hydra...
June 7, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592395/using-social-media-to-characterize-public-sentiment-toward-medical-interventions-commonly-used-for-cancer-screening-an-observational-study
#16
Omar Metwally, Seth Blumberg, Uri Ladabaum, Sidhartha R Sinha
BACKGROUND: Although cancer screening reduces morbidity and mortality, millions of people worldwide remain unscreened. Social media provide a unique platform to understand public sentiment toward tools that are commonly used for cancer screening. OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to examine public sentiment toward colonoscopy, mammography, and Pap smear and how this sentiment spreads by analyzing discourse on Twitter. METHODS: In this observational study, we classified 32,847 tweets (online postings on Twitter) related to colonoscopy, mammography, or Pap smears using a naive Bayes algorithm as containing positive, negative, or neutral sentiment...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590343/impact-of-infliximab-and-cyclosporine-on-the-risk-of-colectomy-in-hospitalized-patients-with-ulcerative-colitis-complicated-by-cytomegalovirus-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
#17
Uri Kopylov, Konstantionos Papamichael, Konstantinos Katsanos, Matti Waterman, Ariella Bar-Gil Shitrit, Trine Boysen, Francisco Portela, Armando Peixoto, Andrew Szilagyi, Marco Silva, Giovanni Maconi, Ofir Har-Noy, Peter Bossuyt, Gerassimos Mantzaris, Manuel Barreiro de Acosta, Maria Chaparro, Dimitrios K Christodoulou, Rami Eliakim, Jean-Francois Rahier, Fernando Magro, David Drobne, Marc Ferrante, Elena Sonnenberg, Britte Siegmund, Vinciane Muls, Tamara Thurm, Henit Yanai, Iris Dotan, Tim Raine, Avi Levin, Eran Israeli, Fahd Ghalim, Franck Carbonnel, Severine Vermeire, Shomron Ben-Horin, Xavier Roblin
BACKGROUND: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is frequently detected in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). The impact of CMV infection on the outcome of UC exacerbation remains unclear. The benefit of combining antiviral with anti-inflammatory treatment has not been evaluated yet. The aim of this study was to compare the outcome of CMV-positive hospitalized patients with UC treated with antiviral therapy either alone or combined with salvage anti-inflammatory therapy (infliximab [IFX] or cyclosporine A [CsA])...
June 5, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589996/implications-of-the-maillard-reaction-on-bovine-alpha-lactalbumin-and-its-proteolysis-during-in-vitro-infant-digestion
#18
Yousef Joubran, Alice Moscovici, Reto Portmann, Uri Lesmes
This study investigated the functionality and digestibility of Maillard reaction products (MRPs) of alpha-lactalbumin (α-la), a major whey protein and component of infant formulas. The impact of different carbohydrates (glucose, galactose or galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS)) and heating duration was studied. SDS-PAGE, UV and color measurements monitored reaction extent, which varied between carbohydrates whereby galactose reacted more readily than glucose. Surface hydrophobicity and antioxidant capacity were found to be significantly (p < 0...
June 7, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589704/modification-of-initial-therapy-in-early-and-advanced-hodgkin-lymphoma-based-on-interim-pet-ct-is-beneficial-a-prospective-multicentre-trial-of-355-patients
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Eldad J Dann, Osnat Bairey, Rachel Bar-Shalom, Tanya Mashiach, Elinor Barzilai, Abraham Kornberg, Luiza Akria, Tamar Tadmor, Kalman Filanovsky, Uri Abadi, Olga Kagna, Rosa Ruchlemer, Roxolyana Abdah-Bortnyak, Neta Goldschmidt, Ron Epelbaum, Netanel A Horowitz, David Lavie, Dina Ben-Yehuda, Ofer Shpilberg, Ora Paltiel
This multicentre study evaluated 5-year progression-free (PFS) and overall survival (OS) in early and advanced Hodgkin lymphoma (HL), where therapy was individualized based on initial prognostic factors and positron emission tomography-computed tomography performed after two cycles (PET-2). Between September 2006 and August 2013, 359 patients aged 18-60 years, were recruited in nine Israeli centres. Early-HL patients initially received ABVD (adriamycin, bleomycin, vinblastine, dacarbazine) ×2. Depending on initial unfavourable prognostic features, PET-2-positive patients received additional ABVD followed by involved-site radiotherapy (ISRT)...
June 7, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587583/angiotensin-receptor-neprilysin-inhibition
#20
Ofer Havakuk, Uri Elkayam
The novel combination sacubitril/valsartan represents a new therapeutic approach in the management of heart failure. With the simultaneous blockage of the enzyme neprilysin (by sacubitril) and angiotensin II receptors (by valsartan), this combination reduces the degradation of natriuretic peptides and other counterregulatory peptide systems while avoiding the deleterious effect of angiotensin II receptors activation and thereby encompasses a beneficial impact of 2 important neurohormonal pathways activated in heart failure...
July 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
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