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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319290/role-of-dissolved-and-molecular-oxygen-on-cu-and-ptcu-alloy-particle-structure-during-laser-ablation-synthesis-in-liquids
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Galina Marzun, Helmut Bönnemann, Christian Lehmann, Bernd Spliethoff, Claudia Weidenthaler, Stephan Barcikowski
The role of molecular oxygen dissolved in the solvent is often discussed as being an influential factor on particle oxidation during pulsed laser ablation in liquids. However, the formation of the particles during laser synthesis takes place under extreme conditions that enable the decomposition of the liquid medium. Reactive species of the solvent may then affect particle formation due to a chemical reaction in the reactive plasma. Experimental results show a difference between the role of dissolved molecular oxygen and the contribution from the oxygen in water molecules...
March 20, 2017: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302459/no-modulatory-effects-by-transcranial-static-magnetic-field-stimulation-of-human-motor-and-somatosensory-cortex
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Marco Kufner, Sabrina Brückner, Thomas Kammer
BACKGROUND: Recently, it was reported that the application of a static magnetic field by placing a strong permanent magnet over the scalp for 10 min led to an inhibition of motor cortex excitability for at least 6 min after removing the magnet. When placing the magnet over the somatosensory cortex, a similar inhibitory after effect could be observed as well. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to replicate the inhibitory effects of transcranial static magnetic field stimulation in the motor and somatosensory system...
March 6, 2017: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301292/reduce-adverse-effects-of-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-with-pulse-width-modulated-led-light-625%C3%A2-nm-76%C3%A2-hz-23-duty-cycle
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Alexander V Redkin, Victor V Vdovin, Victor M Vakhtel, Pavel A Lukyanovich, Natalia A Malkina
OBJECTIVE: Reducing adverse effects in laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LCE) is important to avoid complications. After removal, the porta hepatis and gallbladder bed of liver were treated with pulse width modulated (PWM) red LED light with parameters λ = 625 ± 5 nm, full width at half maximum 17 nm, 76 Hz, duty cycle 23%, 15-30 mW/cm(2), and 0.9-1.8 J/cm(2). The changes of eight blood parameters were studied: red blood cell, hemoglobin, white blood cell, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), bilirubin, aspartate transaminase (AST), alanine transaminase (ALT), and amylase...
March 16, 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290789/-the-evaluation-of-left-ventricular-diastolic-function-by-echocardiography-in-patients-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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M N Alekhin, A M Grishin, O A Petrova
OBJECTIVE: to compare non-invasive evaluation of left ventricular (LV) diastolic function (DF) by echocardiography using algorithms of the 2009 and 2016 American Society of Echocardiography (ASE)/European Association of Echocardiography (EAE, now European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging [EACVI]) Recommendations. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 100 patients with sinus rhythm and preserved left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF). In all patients LV DF was assessed using both algorithms...
February 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288459/new-and-advanced-picosecond-lasers-for-tattoo-removal
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Maurice A Adatto, Ruthie Amir, Jayant Bhawalkar, Rafael Sierra, Richard Bankowski, Doran Rozen, Christine Dierickx, Moshe Lapidoth
Early methods of tattoo removal ultimately resulted in unacceptable cosmetic outcomes. While the introduction of laser technology was an improvement over the existing chemical, mechanical, and surgical procedures, the use of nonselective tattoo removal with carbon dioxide and argon lasers led to scarring. Q-switched lasers with nanosecond (10-9) pulse domains were considered to have revolutionized tattoo treatment, by selectively heating the tattoo particles, while reducing the adverse sequelae to adjacent normal skin...
2017: Current Problems in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286354/how-did-the-domestication-of-fertile-crescent-grain-crops-increase-their-yields
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Catherine Preece, Alexandra Livarda, Pascal-Antoine Christin, Michael Wallace, Gemma Martin, Michael Charles, Glynis Jones, Mark Rees, Colin P Osborne
The origins of agriculture, 10 000 years ago, led to profound changes in the biology of plants exploited as grain crops, through the process of domestication. This special case of evolution under cultivation led to domesticated cereals and pulses requiring humans for their dispersal, but the accompanying mechanisms causing higher productivity in these plants remain unknown. The classical view of crop domestication is narrow, focusing on reproductive and seed traits including the dispersal, dormancy and size of seeds, without considering whole-plant characteristics...
February 2017: Functional Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280844/in-depth-analyses-of-native-n-linked-glycans-facilitated-by-high-performance-anion-exchange-chromatography-pulsed-amperometric-detection-coupled-to-mass-spectrometry
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Zoltan Szabo, James R Thayer, Yury Agroskin, Shanhua Lin, Yan Liu, Kannan Srinivasan, Julian Saba, Rosa Viner, Andreas Huhmer, Jeff Rohrer, Dietmar Reusch, Rania Harfouche, Shaheer H Khan, Christopher Pohl
Characterization of glycans present on glycoproteins has become of increasing importance due to their biological implications, such as protein folding, immunogenicity, cell-cell adhesion, clearance, receptor interactions, etc. In this study, the resolving power of high-performance anion exchange chromatography with pulsed amperometric detection (HPAE-PAD) was applied to glycan separations and coupled to mass spectrometry to characterize native glycans released from different glycoproteins. A new, rapid workflow generates glycans from 200 μg of glycoprotein supporting reliable and reproducible annotation by mass spectrometry (MS)...
March 9, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260452/unusual-indications-for-a-liver-transplant-a-single-center-experience
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Aydincan Akdur, Mahir Kirnap, Ebru H Ayvazoglu Soy, Figen Ozcay, Gokhan Moray, Gulnaz Arslan, Mehmet Haberal
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to evaluate the efficacy of liver transplant for unusual liver diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The results of 476 patients who underwent liver transplant from 1988 to January 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. Two hundred forty-five of them were adult patients and 231 of them were pediatric. Thirty-one patients had unusual liver disease. RESULTS: Of the 31 patients with unusual liver disease, 9 (29%) were adult and 22 (71%) were pediatric patients...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249481/a-compact-field-portable-double-pulse-laser-system-to-enhance-laser-induced-breakdown-spectroscopy
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Shuo Li, Lei Liu, Aidong Yan, Sheng Huang, Xi Huang, Rongzhang Chen, Yongfeng Lu, Kevin Chen
This paper reports the development of a compact double-pulse laser system to enhance laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) for field applications. Pumped by high-power vertical-surface emitting lasers, the laser system that produces 16 ns pulse at 12 mJ/pulse with total weight less than 10 kg is developed. The inter-pulse delay can be adjusted from 0μs with 0.5μs increment. Several LIBS experiments were carried out on NIST standard aluminum alloy samples. Comparing with the single-pulse LIBS, up to 9 times enhancement in atomic emission line was achieved with continuum background emission reduced by 70%...
February 2017: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239200/the-influence-of-pulsed-electroplating-frequency-and-duty-cycle-on-copper-film-microstructure-and-stress-state
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James B Marro, Taghi Darroudi, Chukwudi A Okoro, Yaw S Obeng, Kathleen C Richardson
In this work we studied the impact of pulse electroplating parameters on the cross-sectional and surface microstructures of blanket copper films using electron backscattering diffraction and x-ray diffraction. The films evaluated were highly (111) textured in the direction perpendicular to the film surface. The degree of preferential orientation was found to decrease with longer pulse on-times, due to strain energy driven growth of other grain orientations. Residual biaxial stresses were also measured in the films and higher pulse frequencies during deposition led to smaller biaxial stresses in the films...
January 2017: Thin Solid Films
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236826/advanced-oxidation-of-tartrazine-and-brilliant-blue-with-pulsed-ultraviolet-light-emitting-diodes
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Robert Scott, Patrick Mudimbi, Michael E Miller, Matthew Magnuson, Stuart Willison, Rebecca Phillips, Willie F Harper
  This study investigated the effect of ultraviolet light-emitting diodes (UVLEDs) coupled with hydrogen peroxide as an advanced oxidation process (AOP) for the degradation of two test chemicals. Brilliant Blue FCF consistently exhibited greater degradation than tartrazine, with 83% degradation after 300 minutes at the 100% duty cycle compared with only 17% degradation of tartrazine under the same conditions. These differences are attributable to the structural properties of the compounds. Duty cycle was positively correlated with the first-order rate constants (k) for both chemicals but, interestingly, negatively correlated with the normalized first-order rate constants (k/duty cycle)...
January 1, 2017: Water Environment Research: a Research Publication of the Water Environment Federation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228759/interleukin-35-producing-cd8%C3%AE-dendritic-cells-acquire-a-tolerogenic-state-and-regulate-t-cell-function
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Sergio Haller, Anaïs Duval, Romain Migliorini, Mathias Stevanin, Vanessa Mack, Hans Acha-Orbea
Dendritic cells (DCs) play a central role in shaping immunogenic as well as tolerogenic adaptive immune responses and thereby dictate the outcome of adaptive immunity. Here, we report the generation of a CD8α(+) DC line constitutively secreting the tolerogenic cytokine interleukin (IL)-35. IL-35 secretion led to impaired CD4(+) and CD8(+) T lymphocyte proliferation and interfered with their function in vitro and also in vivo. IL-35 was furthermore found to induce a tolerogenic phenotype on CD8α(+) DCs, characterized by the upregulation of CD11b, downregulation of MHC class II, a reduced costimulatory potential as well as production of the immunomodulatory molecule IL-10...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219430/digital-health-system-for-personalised-copd-long-term-management
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Carmelo Velardo, Syed Ahmar Shah, Oliver Gibson, Gari Clifford, Carl Heneghan, Heather Rutter, Andrew Farmer, Lionel Tarassenko
BACKGROUND: Recent telehealth studies have demonstrated minor impact on patients affected by long-term conditions. The use of technology does not guarantee the compliance required for sustained collection of high-quality symptom and physiological data. Remote monitoring alone is not sufficient for successful disease management. A patient-centred design approach is needed in order to allow the personalisation of interventions and encourage the completion of daily self-management tasks...
February 20, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210458/osseous-oral-hyaline-ring-granuloma-mimicking-a-mandible-tumor-in-a-child-with-congenital-agenesis-of-the-corpus-callosum
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Rodrigo Neves-Silva, Camilla-Borges Ferreira-Gomes, Natalia Palmier, Marcelo Brum-Corrêa, Oslei Paes-Almeida, Marcio Ajudarte-Lopes, Pablo Agustin-Vargas, Alan-Roger Santos-Silva
BACKGROUND: Hyaline ring granuloma (HRG) of the oral cavity is an uncommon disorder considered to be a foreign-body reaction resulting from implantation of food vegetable particles. Microscopically, it is characterized by the presence of structures of hyaline rings in an inflamed fibrous tissue background, which contains multinucleated giant cells. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We present the case of a 4-year-old boy diagnosed with a mandible osseous HRG, which showed clinical and tomographic aspects suggestive of an aggressive bone tumor...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209150/penicillin-production-in-industrial-strain-penicillium-chrysogenum-p2niad18-is-not-dependent-on-the-copy-number-of-biosynthesis-genes
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Sandra Ziemons, Katerina Koutsantas, Kordula Becker, Tim Dahlmann, Ulrich Kück
BACKGROUND: Multi-copy gene integration into microbial genomes is a conventional tool for obtaining improved gene expression. For Penicillium chrysogenum, the fungal producer of the beta-lactam antibiotic penicillin, many production strains carry multiple copies of the penicillin biosynthesis gene cluster. This discovery led to the generally accepted view that high penicillin titers are the result of multiple copies of penicillin genes. Here we investigated strain P2niaD18, a production line that carries only two copies of the penicillin gene cluster...
February 16, 2017: BMC Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208670/eutrophication-and-warming-boost-cyanobacterial-biomass-and-microcystins
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Miquel Lürling, Frank van Oosterhout, Elisabeth Faassen
Eutrophication and warming are key drivers of cyanobacterial blooms, but their combined effects on microcystin (MC) concentrations are less studied. We tested the hypothesis that warming promotes cyanobacterial abundance in a natural plankton community and that eutrophication enhances cyanobacterial biomass and MC concentrations. We incubated natural seston from a eutrophic pond under normal, high, and extreme temperatures (i.e., 20, 25, and 30 °C) with and without additional nutrients added (eutrophication) mimicking a pulse as could be expected from projected summer storms under climate change...
February 11, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195663/optimization-of-inhomogeneous-magnetization-transfer-ihmt-mri-contrast-for-preclinical-studies-using-dipolar-relaxation-time-t1d-filtering
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V H Prevost, O M Girard, S Mchinda, G Varma, D C Alsop, G Duhamel
A pulsed inhomogeneous magnetization transfer (ihMT)-prepared fast imaging sequence was implemented at 11.75 T for preclinical studies on mouse central nervous system. A strategy based on filtering the ihMT signal originating from short dipolar relaxation time (T1D ) components is proposed. It involves increasing the repetition time of consecutive radiofrequency (RF) pulses of the dual saturation and allows improved signal specificity for long T1D myelinated structures. Furthermore, frequency offset, power and timing saturation parameters were adjusted to optimize the ihMT sensitivity...
February 14, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192587/advanced-surface-ablation-with-a-new-software-for-the-reduction-of-ablation-irregularities
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Paolo Vinciguerra, Fabrizio I Camesasca, Riccardo Vinciguerra, Samuel Arba-Mosquera, Ingrid Torres, Emanuela Morenghi, J Bradley Randleman
PURPOSE: To compare visual outcomes and postoperative aberrations after surface ablation performed with a 750-Hz versus a 1,050-Hz excimer laser coupled with an ablation software designed to reduce corneal surface irregularity. METHODS: Retrospective comparative trial of myopic eyes that had refractive surgery consecutively treated with transepithelial advanced surface ablation with a 750-Hz excimer laser (750 group) versus a 1,050-Hz excimer laser coupled with the Smart Pulse Technology ablation software (SPT group)...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160404/evaluating-flow-cytometer-performance-with-weighted-quadratic-least-squares-analysis-of-led-and-multi-level-bead-data
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David R Parks, Faysal El Khettabi, Eric Chase, Robert A Hoffman, Stephen P Perfetto, Josef Spidlen, James C S Wood, Wayne A Moore, Ryan R Brinkman
We developed a fully automated procedure for analyzing data from LED pulses and multilevel bead sets to evaluate backgrounds and photoelectron scales of cytometer fluorescence channels. The method improves on previous formulations by fitting a full quadratic model with appropriate weighting and by providing standard errors and peak residuals as well as the fitted parameters themselves. Here we describe the details of the methods and procedures involved and present a set of illustrations and test cases that demonstrate the consistency and reliability of the results...
March 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141920/face-transplantation-partial-graft-loss-of-the-first-case-10-years-later
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E Morelon, P Petruzzo, J Kanitakis, S Dakpé, O Thaunat, V Dubois, G Choukroun, S Testelin, J-M Dubernard, L Badet, B Devauchelle
Ten years after the first face transplantation, we report the partial loss of this graft. After two episodes of acute rejection (AR) occurred and completely reversed in the first posttransplantation year, at 90 months posttransplantation the patient developed de novo class II donor-specific antibodies, without clinical signs of AR. Some months later, she developed several skin rejection episodes treated with steroid pulses. Despite rapid clinical improvement, some months later the sentinel skin graft underwent necrosis...
January 31, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
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