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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728978/anticancer-drug-loaded-quantum-dots-engineered-polymeric-nanoparticles-diagnosis-therapy-combined-approach
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D Belletti, G Riva, M Luppi, G Tosi, F Forni, M A Vandelli, B Ruozi, F Pederzoli
Primary Effusion Lymphoma (PEL) is an HHV-8-related non Hodgkin lymphoma localized in body cavities (as pleural, peritoneal and pericardial) presenting lymphomatous effusion that, until now, lack of an effective therapy. Curcumin was reported to display pro-apoptotic effect via the inhibition of the JAK/STAT pathway, that is overexpressed in PEL cells, as consequence of virus infection. The administration of curcumin is severely restricted by its physicochemical properties, mainly its low solubility in biological fluid and consequently low bioavailability...
July 17, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727799/atlantic-salmon-cardiac-primary-cultures-an-in-vitro-model-to-study-viral-host-pathogen-interactions-and-pathogenesis
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Patricia A Noguera, Bianka Grunow, Matthias Klinger, Katherine Lester, Bertrand Collet, Jorge Del-Pozo
Development of Salmon Cardiac Primary Cultures (SCPCs) from Atlantic salmon pre-hatch embryos and their application as in vitro model for cardiotropic viral infection research are described. Producing SCPCs requires plating of trypsin dissociated embryos with subsequent targeted harvest from 24h up to 3 weeks, of relevant tissues after visual identification. SCPCs are then transferred individually to chambered wells for culture in isolation, with incubation at 15-22°. SCPCs production efficiency was not influenced by embryo's origin (0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723095/facile-and-low-temperature-fabrication-of-thermochromic-cr2o3-vo2-smart-coatings-enhanced-solar-modulation-ability-high-luminous-transmittance-and-uv-shielding-function
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Tianci Chang, Xun Cao, Ning Li, Shiwei Long, Xiang Gao, Liv R Dedon, Guangyao Sun, Hongjie Luo, Ping Jin
In the pursuit of energy efficient materials, vanadium dioxide (VO2) based smart coatings have gained much attention in recent years. For smart window applications, VO2 thin films should be fabricated at low temperature to reduce the cost in commercial fabrication and solve compatibility problems. Meanwhile, thermochromic performance with high luminous transmittance and solar modulation ability as well as effective UV shielding function has become the most important developing strategy for ideal smart windows...
July 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722303/differential-electrochemical-conductance-imaging-at-the-nanoscale
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Montserrat López-Martínez, Juan Manuel Artés, Veronica Sarasso, Marco Carminati, Ismael Díez-Pérez, Fausto Sanz, Pau Gorostiza
Electron transfer in proteins is essential in crucial biological processes. Although the fundamental aspects of biological electron transfer are well characterized, currently there are no experimental tools to determine the atomic-scale electronic pathways in redox proteins, and thus to fully understand their outstanding efficiency and environmental adaptability. This knowledge is also required to design and optimize biomolecular electronic devices. In order to measure the local conductance of an electrode surface immersed in an electrolyte, this study builds upon the current-potential spectroscopic capacity of electrochemical scanning tunneling microscopy, by adding an alternating current modulation technique...
July 19, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718293/functional-design-of-dielectric-metal-dielectric-based-thin-film-encapsulation-with-heat-transfer-and-flexibility-for-flexible-displays
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Jeong Hyun Kwon, Seungyeop Choi, Yongmin Jeon, Hyuncheol Kim, Ki Soo Chang, Kyung Cheol Choi
In this study, a new and efficient dielectric-metal-dielectric-based thin-film encapsulation (DMD-TFE) with an inserted Ag thin film is proposed to guarantee the reliability of flexible displays by improving the barrier properties, mechanical flexibility, and heat dissipation, considered as essential requirements for OLED encapsulation. The DMD-TFE, which is composed of Al2O3, Ag, and a silica nanoparticle-embedded sol-gel hybrid nanocomposite, shows a water vapor transmission rate of 8.70 × 10-6 g/m2/day and good mechanical reliability at a bending radius of 30 mm corresponding to 0...
July 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718074/advances-in-imaging-instrumentation-for-nuclear-cardiology
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Jae Sung Lee, Gil Kovalski, Tali Sharir, Dong Soo Lee
Advances in imaging instrumentation and technology have greatly contributed to nuclear cardiology. Dedicated cardiac SPECT cameras incorporating novel, highly efficient detector, collimator, and system designs have emerged with the expansion of nuclear cardiology. Solid-state radiation detectors incorporating cadmium zinc telluride, which directly convert radiation to electrical signals and yield improved energy resolution and spatial resolution and enhanced count sensitivity geometries, are increasingly gaining favor as the detector of choice for application in dedicated cardiac SPECT systems...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718051/coronary-heart-disease-preoperative-gesture-interactive-diagnostic-system-based-on-augmented-reality
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Yi-Bo Zou, Yi-Min Chen, Ming-Ke Gao, Quan Liu, Si-Yu Jiang, Jia-Hui Lu, Chen Huang, Ze-Yu Li, Dian-Hua Zhang
Coronary heart disease preoperative diagnosis plays an important role in the treatment of vascular interventional surgery. Actually, most doctors are used to diagnosing the position of the vascular stenosis and then empirically estimating vascular stenosis by selective coronary angiography images instead of using mouse, keyboard and computer during preoperative diagnosis. The invasive diagnostic modality is short of intuitive and natural interaction and the results are not accurate enough. Aiming at above problems, the coronary heart disease preoperative gesture interactive diagnostic system based on Augmented Reality is proposed...
August 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717415/chronic-antiepileptic-drug-use-and-functional-network-efficiency-a-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study
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Tamar M van Veenendaal, Dominique M IJff, Albert P Aldenkamp, Richard H C Lazeron, Paul A M Hofman, Anton J A de Louw, Walter H Backes, Jacobus F A Jansen
AIM: To increase our insight in the neuronal mechanisms underlying cognitive side-effects of antiepileptic drug (AED) treatment. METHODS: The relation between functional magnetic resonance-acquired brain network measures, AED use, and cognitive function was investigated. Three groups of patients with epilepsy with a different risk profile for developing cognitive side effects were included: A "low risk" category (lamotrigine or levetiracetam, n = 16), an "intermediate risk" category (carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, phenytoin, or valproate, n = 34) and a "high risk" category (topiramate, n = 5)...
June 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717384/accelerating-root-system-phenotyping-of-seedlings-through-a-computer-assisted-processing-pipeline
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Lionel X Dupuy, Gladys Wright, Jacqueline A Thompson, Anna Taylor, Sebastien Dekeyser, Christopher P White, William T B Thomas, Mark Nightingale, John P Hammond, Neil S Graham, Catherine L Thomas, Martin R Broadley, Philip J White
BACKGROUND: There are numerous systems and techniques to measure the growth of plant roots. However, phenotyping large numbers of plant roots for breeding and genetic analyses remains challenging. One major difficulty is to achieve high throughput and resolution at a reasonable cost per plant sample. Here we describe a cost-effective root phenotyping pipeline, on which we perform time and accuracy benchmarking to identify bottlenecks in such pipelines and strategies for their acceleration...
2017: Plant Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716680/three-dimensional-adiabatic-inversion-recovery-prepared-ultrashort-echo-time-cones-3d-ir-ute-cones-imaging-of-cortical-bone-in-the-hip
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Amin Nazaran, Michael Carl, Yajun Ma, Saeed Jerban, Yanchun Zhu, Xing Lu, Jiang Du, Eric Y Chang
PURPOSE: We present three-dimensional adiabatic inversion recovery prepared ultrashort echo time Cones (3D IR-UTE-Cones) imaging of cortical bone in the hip of healthy volunteers using a clinical 3T scanner. METHODS: A 3D IR-UTE-Cones sequence, based on a short pulse excitation followed by a 3D Cones trajectory, with a nominal TE of 32μs, was employed for high contrast morphological imaging of cortical bone in the hip of heathy volunteers. Signals from soft tissues such as muscle and marrow fat were suppressed via adiabatic inversion and signal nulling...
July 14, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715700/a-simultaneous-multi-slice-selective-j-resolved-experiment-for-fully-resolved-scalar-coupling-information
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Qing Zeng, Liangjie Lin, Jinyong Chen, Yanqin Lin, Peter B Barker, Zhong Chen
Proton-proton scalar coupling plays an important role in molecular structure elucidation. Many methods have been proposed for revealing scalar coupling networks involving chosen protons. However, determining all JHH values within a fully coupled network remains as a tedious process. Here, we propose a method termed as simultaneous multi-slice selective J-resolved spectroscopy (SMS-SEJRES) for simultaneously measuring JHH values out of all coupling networks in a sample within one experiment. In this work, gradient-encoded selective refocusing, PSYCHE decoupling and echo planar spectroscopic imaging (EPSI) detection module are adopted, resulting in different selective J-edited spectra extracted from different spatial positions...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715327/joint-statistical-iterative-material-image-reconstruction-for-spectral-computed-tomography-using-a-semi-empirical-forward-model
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Korbinian Mechlem, Sebastian Ehn, Thorsten Sellerer, Eva Braig, Daniela Munzel, Franz Pfeiffer, Peter B Noel
By acquiring tomographic measurements with several distinct photon energy spectra, spectral computed tomography (spectral CT) is able to provide additional material-specific information compared to conventional CT. This information enables the generation of material selective images, which have found various applications in medical imaging. However, material decomposition typically leads to noise amplification and a degradation of the signal-to-noise ratio. This is still a fundamental problem of spectral CT, especially for low-dose medical applications...
July 13, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713589/super-resolution-imaging-in-a-multiple-layer-epid
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Haijian Chen, Joerg Rottmann, Stephen Sf Yip, Daniel Morf, Rony Füglistaller, Josh Star-Lack, George Zentai, Ross Berbeco
A new portal imager consisting of four vertically stacked conventional electronic portal imaging device (EPID) layers has been constructed in pursuit of improved detective quantum efficiency (DQE). We hypothesize that super-resolution (SR) imaging can also be achieved in such a system by shifting each layer laterally by half a pixel relative to the layer above. Super-resolution imaging will improve resolution and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) in megavoltage (MV) planar and cone beam computed tomography (MV-CBCT) applications...
April 2017: Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713230/in-vivo-micro-ct-imaging-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-labeled-with-gold-poly-l-lysine-nanocomplexes
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Taeho Kim, Nohyun Lee, Dian R Arifin, Irina Shats, Miroslaw Janowski, Piotr Walczak, Taeghwan Hyeon, Jeff W M Bulte
Developing in vivo cell tracking is an important prerequisite for further development of cell-based therapy. So far, few computed tomography (CT) cell tracking studies have been described due to its notoriously low sensitivity and lack of efficient labeling protocols. We present a simple method to render human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) sufficiently radiopaque by complexing 40 nm citrate-stabilized gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) with poly-L-lysine (PLL) and rhodamine B isothiocyanate (RITC). AuNP-PLL-RITC labeling did not affect cellular viability, proliferation, or downstream cell differentiation into adipocytes and osteocytes...
January 19, 2017: Advanced Functional Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708178/multiple-view-diffuse-optical-tomography-system-based-on-time-domain-compressive-measurements
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Andrea Farina, Marta Betcke, Laura di Sieno, Andrea Bassi, Nicolas Ducros, Antonio Pifferi, Gianluca Valentini, Simon Arridge, Cosimo D'Andrea
Compressive sensing is a powerful tool to efficiently acquire and reconstruct an image even in diffuse optical tomography (DOT) applications. In this work, a time-resolved DOT system based on structured light illumination, compressive detection, and multiple view acquisition has been proposed and experimentally validated on a biological tissue-mimicking phantom. The experimental scheme is based on two digital micromirror devices for illumination and detection modulation, in combination with a time-resolved single element detector...
July 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708176/lens-free-all-fiber-probe-with-an-optimized-output-beam-for-optical-coherence-tomography
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Zhihua Ding, Jianrong Qiu, Yi Shen, Zhiyan Chen, Wen Bao
A high-efficiency lensless all-fiber probe for optical coherence tomography (OCT) is presented. The probe is composed of a segment of large-core multimode fiber (MMF), a segment of tapered MMF, and a length of single-mode fiber (SMF). A controllable output beam can be designed by a simple adjustment of its probe structure parameters (PSPs), instead of the selection of fibers with different optical parameters. A side-view probe with a diameter of 340 μm and a rigid length of 6.37 mm was fabricated, which provides an effective imaging range of ∼0...
July 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707960/biofunctionalized-hybrid-magnetic-gold-nanoparticles-as-catalysts-for-photothermal-ablation-of-colorectal-liver-metastases
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Sarah B White, Dong-Hyun Kim, Yang Guo, Weiguo Li, Yihe Yang, Jeane Chen, Venkateswara R Gogineni, Andrew C Larson
Purpose To demonstrate that anti-MG1 conjugated hybrid magnetic gold nanoparticles (HNPs) act as a catalyst during photothermal ablation (PTA) of colorectal liver metastases, and thus increase ablation zones. Materials and Methods All experiments were performed with approval of the institutional animal care and use committee. Therapeutic and diagnostic multifunctional HNPs conjugated with anti-MG1 monoclonal antibodies were synthesized, and the coupling efficiency was determined. Livers of 19 Wistar rats were implanted with 5 × 10(6) rat colorectal liver metastasis cell line cells...
July 13, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706572/a-microwell-printing-fabrication-strategy-for-the-on-chip-templated-biosynthesis-of-protein-microarrays-for-surface-plasmon-resonance-imaging
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Gerald Manuel, Andrej Lupták, Robert M Corn
A two-step templated, ribosomal biosynthesis/printing method for the fabrication of protein microarrays for surface plasmon resonance imaging (SPRI) measurements is demonstrated. In the first step, a sixteen component microarray of proteins is created in microwells by cell free on chip protein synthesis; each microwell contains both an in vitro transcription and translation (IVTT) solution and 350 femtomoles of a specific DNA template sequence that together are used to create approximately 40 picomoles of a specific hexahistidine-tagged protein...
September 22, 2016: Journal of Physical Chemistry. C, Nanomaterials and Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704373/possible-roles-of-mechanical-cell-elimination-intrinsic-to-growing-tissue-from-the-perspective-of-tissue-growth-efficiency-and-homeostasis
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Sang-Woo Lee, Yoshihiro Morishita
Cell competition is a phenomenon originally described as the competition between cell populations with different genetic backgrounds; losing cells with lower fitness are eliminated. With the progress in identification of related molecules, some reports described the relevance of cell mechanics during elimination. Furthermore, recent live imaging studies have shown that even in tissues composed of genetically identical cells, a non-negligible number of cells are eliminated during growth. Thus, mechanical cell elimination (MCE) as a consequence of mechanical cellular interactions is an unavoidable event in growing tissues and a commonly observed phenomenon...
July 13, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703922/sensitivity-evaluation-and-selective-plane-imaging-geometry-for-x-ray-induced-luminescence-imaging
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Bryan P Quigley, Corey D Smith, Shih-Hsun Cheng, Jeffrey S Souris, Charles A Pelizzari, Chin-Tu Chen, Leu-Wei Lo, Chester S Reft, Rodney D Wiersma, Patrick J La Riviere
PURPOSE: X-ray induced luminescence (XIL) is a hybrid X-ray/optical imaging modality that employs nanophosphors that luminescence in response to X-ray irradiation. X-ray-activated phosphorescent nanoparticles have potential applications in radiation therapy as theranostics, nanodosimeters, or radiosensitizers. Extracting clinically relevant information from the luminescent signal requires the development of a robust imaging model that can determine nanophosphor distributions at depth in an optically scattering environment from surface radiance measurements...
July 13, 2017: Medical Physics
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