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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922492/highly-sensitive-detection-of-protein-biomarkers-with-organic-electrochemical-transistors
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Ying Fu, Naixiang Wang, Anneng Yang, Helen Ka-Wai Law, Li Li, Feng Yan
The analysis of protein biomarkers is of great importance in the diagnosis of diseases. Although many convenient and low-cost electrochemical approaches have been extensively investigated, they are not sensitive enough in the detection of protein biomarkers with low concentrations in physiological environments. Here, this study reports a novel organic-electrochemical-transistor-based biosensor that can successfully detect cancer protein biomarkers with ultrahigh sensitivity. The devices are operated by detecting electrochemical activity on gate electrodes, which is dependent on the concentrations of proteins labeled with catalytic nanoprobes...
September 18, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921977/photoinduced-bimolecular-electron-transfer-in-ionic-liquids
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Boning Wu, Mark Maroncelli, Edward W Castner
The present work seeks to better understand the role of solute diffusion and solvation dynamics on bimolecular electron transfer in ionic liquids (ILs). Steady-state and time-resolved measurements of the reductive fluorescence quenching of five fluorophores ("F") by six quenchers ("Q"; electron donors) are reported in acetonitrile and two ionic liquids, 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)amide and trihexyl(tetradecyl)phosphonium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)amide. Data were collected on 66 different F-Q-solvent systems, which span a 2...
September 18, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921695/frequency-dependent-regulation-of-intrinsic-excitability-by-voltage-activated-membrane-conductances-computational-modeling-and-dynamic-clamp
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Attila Szűcs, Anikó Rátkai, Katalin Schlett, Ramon Huerta
As one of the most unique properties of nerve cells, their intrinsic excitability allows them to transform synaptic inputs into action potentials. This process reflects a complex interplay between the synaptic inputs and the voltage-dependent membrane currents of the postsynaptic neuron. While neurons in natural conditions mostly fire under the action of intense synaptic bombardment and receive fluctuating patterns of excitation and inhibition, conventional techniques to characterize intrinsic excitability mainly utilize static means of stimulation...
September 16, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919131/optogenetic-targeting-of-cardiac-myocytes-and-non-myocytes-tools-challenges-and-utility
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Callum M Johnston, Eva A Rog-Zielinska, Eike M Wülfers, Torsten Houwaart, Urszula Siedlecka, Thomas Knöpfel, Peter Kohl, Franziska Schneider-Warme
In optogenetics, light-activated proteins are used to monitor and modulate cellular behaviour with light. Combining genetic targeting of distinct cellular populations with defined patterns of optical stimulation enables one to study specific cell classes in complex biological tissues. In the current study we attempted to investigate the functional relevance of heterocellular electrotonic coupling in cardiac tissue in situ. In order to do that, we used a Cre-Lox approach to express the light-gated cation channel Channelrhodopsin-2 (ChR2) specifically in either cardiac myocytes or non-myocytes...
September 15, 2017: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919119/global-regional-and-national-comparative-risk-assessment-of-84-behavioural-environmental-and-occupational-and-metabolic-risks-or-clusters-of-risks-1990-2016-a-systematic-analysis-for-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2016
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BACKGROUND: The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2016 (GBD 2016) provides a comprehensive assessment of risk factor exposure and attributable burden of disease. By providing estimates over a long time series, this study can monitor risk exposure trends critical to health surveillance and inform policy debates on the importance of addressing risks in context. METHODS: We used the comparative risk assessment framework developed for previous iterations of GBD to estimate levels and trends in exposure, attributable deaths, and attributable disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs), by age group, sex, year, and location for 84 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks from 1990 to 2016...
September 16, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919118/global-regional-and-national-disability-adjusted-life-years-dalys-for-333-diseases-and-injuries-and-healthy-life-expectancy-hale-for-195-countries-and-territories-1990-2016-a-systematic-analysis-for-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2016
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BACKGROUND: Measurement of changes in health across locations is useful to compare and contrast changing epidemiological patterns against health system performance and identify specific needs for resource allocation in research, policy development, and programme decision making. Using the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2016, we drew from two widely used summary measures to monitor such changes in population health: disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) and healthy life expectancy (HALE)...
September 16, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919117/global-regional-and-national-incidence-prevalence-and-years-lived-with-disability-for-328-diseases-and-injuries-for-195-countries-1990-2016-a-systematic-analysis-for-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2016
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BACKGROUND: As mortality rates decline, life expectancy increases, and populations age, non-fatal outcomes of diseases and injuries are becoming a larger component of the global burden of disease. The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2016 (GBD 2016) provides a comprehensive assessment of prevalence, incidence, and years lived with disability (YLDs) for 328 causes in 195 countries and territories from 1990 to 2016. METHODS: We estimated prevalence and incidence for 328 diseases and injuries and 2982 sequelae, their non-fatal consequences...
September 16, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919116/global-regional-and-national-age-sex-specific-mortality-for-264-causes-of-death-1980-2016-a-systematic-analysis-for-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2016
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BACKGROUND: Monitoring levels and trends in premature mortality is crucial to understanding how societies can address prominent sources of early death. The Global Burden of Disease 2016 Study (GBD 2016) provides a comprehensive assessment of cause-specific mortality for 264 causes in 195 locations from 1980 to 2016. This assessment includes evaluation of the expected epidemiological transition with changes in development and where local patterns deviate from these trends. METHODS: We estimated cause-specific deaths and years of life lost (YLLs) by age, sex, geography, and year...
September 16, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919115/global-regional-and-national-under-5-mortality-adult-mortality-age-specific-mortality-and-life-expectancy-1970-2016-a-systematic-analysis-for-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2016
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BACKGROUND: Detailed assessments of mortality patterns, particularly age-specific mortality, represent a crucial input that enables health systems to target interventions to specific populations. Understanding how all-cause mortality has changed with respect to development status can identify exemplars for best practice. To accomplish this, the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2016 (GBD 2016) estimated age-specific and sex-specific all-cause mortality between 1970 and 2016 for 195 countries and territories and at the subnational level for the five countries with a population greater than 200 million in 2016...
September 16, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918862/meta-analysis-of-sensorimotor-gating-in-patients-with-autism-spectrum-disorders
#10
Chia-Hsiung Cheng, Pei-Ying S Chan, Shih-Chieh Hsu, Chia-Yih Liu
Prepulse inhibition (PPI) of startle response is a well-established neurophysiological marker of sensorimotor gating ability in psychiatric patients including those with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). PPI has been utilized as an indicator of the central inhibitory function and is potentially linked to the clinical features of this disease. However, it remains inconclusive whether ASD patients exhibit PPI deficits compared with healthy controls. The present meta-analysis aimed to explore the pooled effect sizes of PPI in ASD patients...
September 12, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917733/stabilization-of-gas-phase-uranyl-complexes-enables-rapid-speciation-using-electrospray-ionization-and-ion-mobility-mass-spectrometry
#11
Austen L Davis, Brian H Clowers
Significant challenges exist when characterizing f-element complexes in solution using traditional approaches such as electrochemical and spectroscopic techniques as they do not always capture information for lower abundance species. However, provided a metal-complex with sufficient stability, soft ionization techniques such as electrospray offer a means to quantify and probe the characteristics of such systems using mass spectrometry. Unfortunately, the gas-phase species observed in ESI-MS systems do not always reflect the solution phase distributions due to the inherent electrochemical mechanism of the electrospray process, ion transfer from ambient to low pressures conditions, and other factors that are related to droplet evaporation...
January 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917725/a-computational-approach-for-phenotypic-comparisons-of-cell-populations-in-high-dimensional-cytometry-data
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Ludovic Platon, David Pejoski, Guillaume Gautreau, Brice Targat, Roger Le Grand, Anne-Sophie Beignon, Nicolas Tchitchek
BACKGROUND: Cytometry is an experimental technique used to measure molecules expressed by cells at a single cell resolution. Recently, several technological improvements have made possible to increase greatly the number of cell markers that can be simultaneously measured. Many computational methods have been proposed to identify clusters of cells having similar phenotypes. Nevertheless, only a limited number of computational methods exist to compare the phenotypes of the cell clusters identified by different clustering approaches...
September 13, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916547/automated-measurement-of-microvascular-function-reveals-dysfunction-in-systemic-sclerosis-a-cross-sectional-study
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Daniel R Machin, Phillip E Gates, Hans Vink, Tracy M Frech, Anthony J Donato
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to determine whether an automated capture and analysis system could detect differences in structure and function of sublingual microvessels in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) compared to healthy controls. METHODS: Intravital microscopy of the sublingual microcirculation was automatically captured and analyzed in 40 patients with SSc and 10 age-matched healthy controls. RESULTS: Total and perfused microvascular density were lower in patients with SSc compared with controls (total microvascular density: 2471 ± 134 μm/mm(2) vs 3067 ± 197 μm/mm(2), p = 0...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916366/measuring-progress-and-projecting-attainment-on-the-basis-of-past-trends-of-the-health-related-sustainable-development-goals-in-188-countries-an-analysis-from-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2016
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BACKGROUND: The UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are grounded in the global ambition of "leaving no one behind". Understanding today's gains and gaps for the health-related SDGs is essential for decision makers as they aim to improve the health of populations. As part of the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2016 (GBD 2016), we measured 37 of the 50 health-related SDG indicators over the period 1990-2016 for 188 countries, and then on the basis of these past trends, we projected indicators to 2030...
September 8, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916034/colorimetric-biosensor-based-on-a-dnazyme-primer-and-its-application-in-logic-gate-operations-for-dna-screening
#15
Chenguang Wang, Nan Cheng, Longjiao Zhu, Yuancong Xu, Kunlun Huang, Pengyu Zhu, Shuifang Zhu, Wei Fu, Wentao Xu
A colorimetric biosensor for DNA screening was designed based on the conformational changes of the horseradish peroxidase (HRP)-mimicking DNAzyme. The scheme of DNA biosensing was designed based on the base pairing of DNAzyme sequence to inhibit the formation of HRP-mimicking hemin/G-quadruplex structures in the process of amplification. DNA could be amplified via the universal primer multiplex polymerase chain reaction (UP-M-PCR) and innovatively detected as color disappear in the reaction visible to the naked eye...
September 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914756/an-anti-electromagnetic-attack-puf-based-on-a-configurable-ring-oscillator-for-wireless-sensor-networks
#16
Zhaojun Lu, Dongfang Li, Hailong Liu, Mingyang Gong, Zhenglin Liu
Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are an emerging technology employed in some crucial applications. However, limited resources and physical exposure to attackers make security a challenging issue for a WSN. Ring oscillator-based physical unclonable function (RO PUF) is a potential option to protect the security of sensor nodes because it is able to generate random responses efficiently for a key extraction mechanism, which prevents the non-volatile memory from storing secret keys. In order to deploy RO PUF in a WSN, hardware efficiency, randomness, uniqueness, and reliability should be taken into account...
September 15, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914049/polarization-dependent-photoinduced-bias-stress-effect-in-single-crystal-organic-field-effect-transistors
#17
Hyun Ho Choi, Hikmet Najafov, Nikolai Kharlamov, Denis V Kuznetsov, Sergei I Didenko, Kilwon Cho, Alejandro Briseno, Vitaly Podzorov
Photoinduced charge transfer between semiconductors and gate dielectrics can occur in organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) operating under illumination, leading to a pronounced bias-stress effect in devices that are normally stable while operating in the dark. Here we report an observation of a polarization dependent photoinduced bias-stress effect in two prototypical single-crystal OFETs, based on rubrene and tetraphenylbis(indolo{1,2-a})quinolin (TPBIQ). We find that the decay rate of the source-drain current in these OFETs under illumination is a periodic function of polarization angle of incident photoexcitation with respect to the crystal axes, with a periodicity of π...
September 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912464/on-current-transients-in-mos2-field-effect-transistors
#18
Massimo Macucci, Gerry Tambellini, Dmitry Ovchinnikov, Andras Kis, Giuseppe Iannaccone, Gianluca Fiori
We present an experimental investigation of slow transients in the gate and drain currents of MoS2-based transistors. We focus on the measurement of both the gate and drain currents and, from the comparative analysis of the current transients, we conclude that there are at least two independent trapping mechanisms: trapping of charges in the silicon oxide substrate, occurring with time constants of the order of tens of seconds and involving charge motion orthogonal to the MoS2 sheet, and trapping at the channel surface, which occurs with much longer time constants, in particular when the device is in a vacuum...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910385/improving-the-characterization-of-endothelial-progenitor-cell-subsets-by-an-optimized-facs-protocol
#19
Karin Huizer, Dana A M Mustafa, J Clarissa Spelt, Johan M Kros, Andrea Sacchetti
The characterization of circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) is fundamental to any study related to angiogenesis. Unfortunately, current literature lacks consistency in the definition of EPC subsets due to variations in isolation strategies and inconsistencies in the use of lineage markers. Here we address critical points in the identification of hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs), circulating endothelial cells (CECs), and culture-generated outgrowth endothelial cells (OECs) from blood samples of healthy adults (AB) and umbilical cord (UCB)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904817/ihc-based-subcellular-quantification-provides-new-insights-into-prognostic-relevance-of-flip-and-procaspase-8-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#20
Ryan A Hutchinson, Helen G Coleman, Kathy Gately, Vincent Young, Siobhan Nicholson, Robert Cummins, Elaine Kay, Sean O Hynes, Philip D Dunne, Seedevi Senevirathne, Peter W Hamilton, Darragh G McArt, Daniel B Longley
In this study, we developed an image analysis algorithm for quantification of two potential apoptotic biomarkers in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC): FLIP and procaspase-8. Immunohistochemical expression of FLIP and procaspase-8 in 184 NSCLC tumors were assessed. Individual patient cores were segmented and classified as tumor and stroma using the Definiens Tissue Studio. Subsequently, chromogenic expression of each biomarker was measured separately in the nucleus and cytoplasm and reported as a quantitative histological score...
2017: Cell Death Discovery
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