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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109230/fast-evaluation-of-solid-harmonic-gaussian-integrals-for-local-resolution-of-the-identity-methods-and-range-separated-hybrid-functionals
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Dorothea Golze, Niels Benedikter, Marcella Iannuzzi, Jan Wilhelm, Jürg Hutter
An integral scheme for the efficient evaluation of two-center integrals over contracted solid harmonic Gaussian functions is presented. Integral expressions are derived for local operators that depend on the position vector of one of the two Gaussian centers. These expressions are then used to derive the formula for three-index overlap integrals where two of the three Gaussians are located at the same center. The efficient evaluation of the latter is essential for local resolution-of-the-identity techniques that employ an overlap metric...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109083/green-pharmaceutical-analysis-of-drugs-coformulated-with-highly-different-concentrations-using-spiking-and-manipulation-of-their-ratio-spectra
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Bassam M Ayoub
Introducing green analysis to pharmaceuticalproducts is considered a significant approach topreserving the environment. This method can be anenvironmentally friendly alternative to the existingmethods, accompanied by a validated automatedprocedure for the analysis of a drug with the lowestpossible number of samples. Different simplespectrophotometric methods were developed forthe simultaneous determination of empagliflozin(EG) and metformin (MT) by manipulating their ratiospectra in their application on a recently approvedpharmaceutical combination, Synjardy tablets...
January 20, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108993/experience-from-a-multi-country-initiative-to-improve-the-monitoring-of-selected-reproductive-health-indicators-in-africa
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Maria Barreix, Özge Tunçalp, Namuunda Mutombo, Ayotunde A Adegboyega, Lale Say
Universal access to sexual and reproductive health remains part of the unfinished business of global development in the Africa. To achieve it, health interventions should be monitored using programmatic indicators. WHO's Strengthening Measurement of Reproductive Health Indicators in Africa initiative, implemented in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, and Zimbabwe, aimed to improve national information systems for routine monitoring of reproductive health indicators. Participating countries developed action plans employing a two-pronged strategy: (1) revising, standardizing, and harmonizing existing information-system reproductive health indicators; and (2) building data-collection capacity through training and supervision at select pilot sites...
January 21, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108507/flt3-and-jak2-mutations-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-promote-inter-chromosomal-homologous-recombination-and-the-potential-for-copy-neutral-loss-of-heterozygosity-cn-loh
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Terry J Gaymes, Azim Mohamedali, Anthony Eiliazadeh, David Darling, Ghulam J Mufti
Acquired copy neutral loss-of-heterozygosity (CN-LOH) is a frequent occurrence in myeloid malignancies and is often associated with resistance to standard therapeutic modalities and poor survival. Here we show that constitutive signaling driven by mutated FLT3 and JAK2 confers inter-chromosomal homologous recombination (iHR), a precedent for CN-LOH. Using a targeted recombination assay, we determined significant iHR activity in internal tandem duplication FLT3 (FLT3-ITD) and JAK2V617F mutated cells. Sister chromatid exchanges, a surrogate measure of iHR, was significantly elevated in primary FLT3-ITD normal karyotype acute myeloid leukemia (NK-AML) compared to wild type FLT3 NK-AML...
January 20, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108378/the-pressure-induced-deformation-response-of-the-human-lamina-cribrosa-analysis-of-regional-variations
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Dan E Midgett, Mary E Pease, Joan L Jefferys, Mohak Patel, Christian Franck, Harry A Quigley, Thao D Nguyen
: The objective of this study was to measure the pressure-induced deformation response of the human lamina cribrosa (LC) and analyze for variations with age and anatomical region. The posterior scleral cup of 8 eyes from 6 human donors was mounted onto a custom inflation chamber. A laser-scanning microscope was used for second harmonic generation (SHG), imaging the collagen structure in the posterior volume of the LC at pressures from 5 mmHg to 45 mmHg. The SHG volumes were analyzed by the Fast-Fourier Iterative Digital Volume Correlation (DVC) algorithm for the three dimensional (3D) displacement field...
January 17, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108073/reference-control-data-obtained-from-an-in-vivo-comet-micronucleus-combination-assay-using-sprague-dawley-rats
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Sawako Kasamoto, Shoji Masumori, Jin Tanaka, Maya Ueda, Masahito Fukumuro, Miho Nagai, Jyoji Yamate, Makoto Hayashi
According to the International Conference on Harmonization Guidance on Genotoxicity Testing and Data Interpretation for Pharmaceuticals Intended for Human Use (ICH S2(R1)), a positive response in any in vitro assay necessitates additional in vivo test(s) (other tissue/endpoint) in addition to the erythrocyte micronucleus test when Option 1 of the test battery is selected. When Option 2 of the test battery is selected, a bacterial gene mutation test and two in vivo tests with different tissues/endpoint are required...
January 17, 2017: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107055/radiating-despite-a-lack-of-character-ecological-divergence-among-closely-related-morphologically-similar-honeyeaters-aves-meliphagidae-co-occurring-in-arid-australian-environments
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Eliot T Miller, Sarah K Wagner, Luke J Harmon, Robert E Ricklefs
Quantifying the relationship between form and function can inform use of morphology as a surrogate for ecology. How the strength of this relationship varies continentally can inform understanding of evolutionary radiations; for example, does the relationship break down when certain lineages invade and diversify in novel habitats? The 75 species of Australian honeyeaters (Meliphagidae) are morphologically and ecologically diverse, with species feeding on nectar, insects, fruit, and other resources. We investigated Meliphagidae ecomorphology and community structure by (1) quantifying the concordance between morphology and ecology (foraging behavior), (2) estimating rates of trait evolution in relation to the packing of ecological space, and (3) comparing phylogenetic and trait community structure across the broad environmental gradients of the continent...
February 2017: American Naturalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106748/two-dimensional-numerical-simulations-of-ultrasound-in-liquids-with-gas-bubble-agglomerates-examples-of-bubbly-liquid-type-acoustic-metamaterials-blamms
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Christian Vanhille
This work deals with a theoretical analysis about the possibility of using linear and nonlinear acoustic properties to modify ultrasound by adding gas bubbles of determined sizes in a liquid. We use a two-dimensional numerical model to evaluate the effect that one and several monodisperse bubble populations confined in restricted areas of a liquid have on ultrasound by calculating their nonlinear interaction. The filtering of an input ultrasonic pulse performed by a net of bubbly-liquid cells is analyzed. The generation of a low-frequency component from a single cell impinged by a two-frequency harmonic wave is also studied...
January 17, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106426/unified-time-and-frequency-picture-of-ultrafast-atomic-excitation-in-strong-laser-fields
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H Zimmermann, S Patchkovskii, M Ivanov, U Eichmann
Excitation and ionization in strong laser fields lies at the heart of such diverse research directions as high-harmonic generation and spectroscopy, laser-induced diffraction imaging, emission of femtosecond electron bunches from nanotips, self-guiding, filamentation and mirrorless lasing during propagation of light in atmospheres. While extensive quantum mechanical and semiclassical calculations on strong-field ionization are well backed by sophisticated experiments, the existing scattered theoretical work aiming at a full quantitative understanding of strong-field excitation lacks experimental confirmation...
January 6, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105507/worldwide-poly-phenol-intake-assessment-methods-and-identified-gaps
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REVIEW
Paula Pinto, Cláudia N Santos
INTRODUCTION: (Poly)phenols (PPs) are plant secondary metabolites widely distributed in dietary sources, and several evidences show that consumption of PP has a positive impact in human health. However, the correct estimation of food intake and the estimation of PP content of foods are essential to associate PPs intake with health effects. PURPOSE: This review aimed to gather information from several studies on PP intake in different countries, compare methods used for both assessment of food intake and PP quantification and highlight existing gaps and future directions...
January 19, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104978/maximizing-the-endosonography-the-role-of-contrast-harmonics-elastography-and-confocal-endomicroscopy
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REVIEW
Andrada Seicean, Ofelia Mosteanu, Radu Seicean
New technologies in endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) evaluation have been developed because of the need to improve the EUS and EUS-fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) diagnostic rate. This paper reviews the principle, indications, main literature results, limitations and future expectations for each of the methods presented. Contrast-enhanced harmonic EUS uses a low mechanical index and highlights slow-flow vascularization. This technique is useful for differentiating solid and cystic pancreatic lesions and assessing biliary neoplasms, submucosal neoplasms and lymph nodes...
January 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104246/overcoming-the-limitations-of-the-harmonic-ratio-for-the-reliable-assessment-of-gait-symmetry
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Ilaria Pasciuto, Elena Bergamini, Marco Iosa, Giuseppe Vannozzi, Aurelio Cappozzo
The Harmonic Ratio (HR) is an index based on the spectral analysis of lower trunk accelerations that is commonly used to assess the quality of gait. However, it presents several issues concerning reliability and interpretability. As a consequence, the literature provides very different values albeit corresponding to the same populations. In the present work, an improved harmonic ratio (iHR) was defined, relating the power of the intrinsic harmonics (i.e. associated with the symmetric component of gait) to the total power of the signal for each stride, leading to a normalised index ranging from 0 to 100%...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103936/elevated-collagen-i-augments-tumor-progressive-signals-intravasation-and-metastasis-of-prolactin-induced-estrogen-receptor-alpha-positive-mammary-tumor-cells
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Craig E Barcus, Kathleen A O'Leary, Jennifer L Brockman, Debra E Rugowski, Yuming Liu, Nancy Garcia, Menggang Yu, Patricia J Keely, Kevin W Eliceiri, Linda A Schuler
BACKGROUND: The development and progression of estrogen receptor alpha positive (ERα+) breast cancer has been linked epidemiologically to prolactin. However, activation of the canonical mediator of prolactin, STAT5, is associated with more differentiated cancers and better prognoses. We have reported that density/stiffness of the extracellular matrix potently modulates the repertoire of prolactin signals in human ERα + breast cancer cells in vitro: stiff matrices shift the balance from the Janus kinase (JAK)2/STAT5 cascade toward pro-tumor progressive extracellular regulated kinase (ERK)1/2 signals, driving invasion...
January 19, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103907/the-association-between-fear-of-falling-and-smoothness-of-lower-trunk-oscillation-in-gait-varies-according-to-gait-speed-in-community-dwelling-older-adults
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Tsuyoshi Asai, Shogo Misu, Ryuichi Sawa, Takehiko Doi, Minoru Yamada
BACKGROUND: Fear of falling (FoF) is common in community-dwelling older adults. FoF and increased walking speed are associated with lower trunk oscillation during gait in older adults. We hypothesized that older adults with FoF would struggle to walk safely when instructed to walk faster than usual. METHODS: Participants included 260 community-dwelling older adults aged over 65 years (mean age = 71.9 ± 3.9 years) who were able to walk independently without an assistive device...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103600/indicators-of-adiposity-predictors-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-the-elderly
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Carolina Cunha de Oliveira, Anna Karla C Roriz, Lilian B Ramos, Mansueto Gomes Neto
BACKGROUND: Adiposity indicators can be used as predictors of cardiovascular risk in the elderly. However, there are only a very few studies that deal with the accuracy of adiposity indicators as predictors of metabolic syndrome (MS) in the elderly. We evaluated the performance of adiposity indicators of MS prediction in the elderly. METHODS: A cross-sectional study with 203 elderly people of both genders. VARIABLES: MS defined by harmonized criteria, waist circumference (WC), waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), conicity index (CI), lipid accumulation product (LAP), and visceral adiposity index (VAI)...
January 20, 2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103556/steerable-wavelet-machines-swm-learning-moving-frames-for-texture-classification
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Adrien Depeursinge, Zsuzsanna Puspoki, John Paul Ward, Michael Unser
We present texture operators encoding classspecific local organizations of image directions (LOID) in a rotation-invariant fashion. The LOIDs are key for visual understanding, and are at the origin of the success of the popular approaches such as local binary patterns (LBP) and the scaleinvariant feature transform (SIFT). Whereas LBPs and SIFT yield handcrafted image representations, we propose to learn dataspecific representations of the LOIDs in a rotation-invariant fashion. The image operators are based on steerable circular harmonic wavelets (CHW), offering a rich and yet compact initial representation for characterizing natural textures...
January 18, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103325/assessing-fifty-years-of-general-health-surveillance-of-roe-deer-in-switzerland-a-retrospective-analysis-of-necropsy-reports
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Mirjam Pewsner, Francesco Carlo Origgi, Joachim Frey, Marie-Pierre Ryser-Degiorgis
General wildlife health surveillance is a valuable source of information on the causes of mortality, disease susceptibility and pathology of the investigated hosts and it is considered to be an essential component of early warning systems. However, the representativeness of data from such surveillance programs is known to be limited by numerous biases. The roe deer (Capreolus capreolus capreolus) is the most abundant ungulate and a major game species all over Europe. Yet, internationally available literature on roe deer pathology is scarce...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102955/compound-speckle-model-detects-anti-angiogenic-tumor-response-in-preclinical-nonlinear-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography
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Matthew R Lowerison, Justin J Tse, M Nicole Hague, Ann F Chambers, David W Holdsworth, James C Lacefield
PURPOSE: This paper proposes a method for analyzing the first-order speckle statistics of nonlinear contrast-enhanced ultrasound images from tumors. METHODS: Contrast signal intensity is modeled as a compound distribution of exponential probability density functions with a gamma weighting function. The gamma probability weighting function serves as an approximation for log-normally distributed flow velocities in a vascular network. The model was applied to sub-harmonic bolus-injection images acquired from a mouse breast cancer xenograft model treated with murine version bevacizumab...
January 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101876/extraction-of-actionable-information-from-crowdsourced-disaster-data
#19
Rungsun Kiatpanont, Uthai Tanlamai, Prabhas Chongstitvatana
Natural disasters cause enormous damage to countries all over the world. To deal with these common problems, different activities are required for disaster management at each phase of the crisis. There are three groups of activities as follows: (1) make sense of the situation and determine how best to deal with it, (2) deploy the necessary resources, and (3) harmonize as many parties as possible, using the most effective communication channels. Current technological improvements and developments now enable people to act as real-time information sources...
November 2016: Journal of Emergency Management: JEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099815/stocks-flows-and-distribution-of-critical-metals-in-embedded-electronics-in-passenger-vehicles
#20
Eliette Restrepo, Amund N Løvik, Patrick Wäger, Rolf Widmer, Radek Lonka, Daniel B Müller
One of the major applications of critical metals (CMs) is in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), which is increasingly embedded in other products, notably passenger vehicles. However, recycling strategies for future CM quantities in end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) are poorly understood, mainly due to a limited understating of the complexity of automotive embedded EEE. We introduce a harmonization of the network structure of automotive electronics that enables a comprehensive quantification of CMs in all embedded EEE in a vehicle...
January 18, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
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