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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724223/chromium-vi-adsorption-from-wastewater-using-porous-magnetite-nanoparticles-prepared-from-titanium-residue-by-a-novel-solid-phase-reduction-method
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Genkuan Ren, Xinlong Wang, Penghui Huang, Benhe Zhong, Zhiye Zhang, Lin Yang, Xiushan Yang
Porous magnetite nanoparticles were successfully synthesized by reduction of titanium residue with pyrite under nitrogen protection, and characterized by X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, vibrating sample magnetometer, X-ray photoelectron spectroscope, zeta potential and Brunauer-Emmett-Teller method. The XRD analysis confirmed the formation of porous magnetite nanoparticles with single spinel structure. The SEM image demonstrated that porous magnetite nanoparticles displayed spherical shape with the average diameter of ~51nm...
July 13, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723957/brain-synchronization-during-perception-of-facial-emotional-expressions-with-natural-and-unnatural-dynamics
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Dionysios Perdikis, Jakob Volhard, Viktor Müller, Kathrin Kaulard, Timothy R Brick, Christian Wallraven, Ulman Lindenberger
Research on the perception of facial emotional expressions (FEEs) often uses static images that do not capture the dynamic character of social coordination in natural settings. Recent behavioral and neuroimaging studies suggest that dynamic FEEs (videos or morphs) enhance emotion perception. To identify mechanisms associated with the perception of FEEs with natural dynamics, the present EEG (Electroencephalography)study compared (i) ecologically valid stimuli of angry and happy FEEs with natural dynamics to (ii) FEEs with unnatural dynamics, and to (iii) static FEEs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723938/gender-differences-in-cerebral-metabolism-for-color-processing-in-mice-a-pet-mri-study
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Philip C Njemanze, Mathias Kranz, Mario Amend, Jens Hauser, Hans Wehrl, Peter Brust
INTRODUCTION: Color processing is a central component of mammalian vision. Gender-related differences of color processing revealed by non-invasive functional transcranial Doppler ultrasound suggested right hemisphere pattern for blue/yellow chromatic opponency by men, and a left hemisphere pattern by women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study measured the accumulation of [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose ([18F]FDG) in mouse brain using small animal positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MRI) with statistical parametric mapping (SPM) during light stimulation with blue and yellow filters compared to darkness condition...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723776/a-case-of-idiopathic-hypertrophic-pachymeningitis-presenting-with-chronic-headache-and-multiple-cranial-nerve-palsies-a-case-report
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Yuanyuan Huang, Jun Chen, Li Gui
RATIONALE: Idiopathic hypertrophic pachymeningitis (IHP) is a rare condition, characterized by a chronic fibrosing inflammatory process usually involving either the intracranial or spinal dura mater, but rarely both. Here, we report a rare case of IHP affecting both the intracranial and spinal dura mater. We also discussed the diagnosis, management, and outcome of IHP. PATIENT CONCERNS: We reviewed the case of a 60-year-old woman presenting with chronic headache, multiple cranial nerve palsies and gait disturbance...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723772/anatomic-investigation-of-lumbar-transforaminal-fenestration-approach-and-its-clinical-application-in-far-lateral-disc-herniation
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Baoshan Xu, Haiwei Xu, Jean Destandau, Xinlong Ma, Jian He, Qun Xia, Ning Ji, Qiang Yang, Yue Liu, Hongfeng Jiang
Treating lumbar disease at the intervertebal foramina is controversial because we lack an approach providing sufficient exposure and preserving spinal stability. The primary objective of this study was to investigate the feasibility of the transforaminal fenestration (TFF) approach for treating lumbar disease involving the intervertebal foramina.In the anatomic study of 30 adult cadaveric lumbar spine specimens, the TFF approach was used from L1 to S1. The scope of resection was measured manually and on 3D CT images...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723581/the-structure-and-function-of-cell-membranes-studied-by-atomic-force-microscopy
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REVIEW
Yan Shi, Mingjun Cai, Lulu Zhou, Hongda Wang
The cell membrane, involved in almost all communications of cells and surrounding matrix, is one of the most complicated components of cells. Lack of suitable methods for the detection of cell membranes in vivo has sparked debates on the biochemical composition and structure of cell membranes over half a century. The development of single molecule techniques, such as AFM, SMFS, and TREC, provides a versatile platform for imaging and manipulating cell membranes in biological relevant environments. Here, we discuss the latest developments in AFM and the progress made in cell membrane research...
July 16, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723578/convolutional-neural-network-based-encoding-and-decoding-of-visual-object-recognition-in-space-and-time
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REVIEW
K Seeliger, M Fritsche, U Güçlü, S Schoenmakers, J-M Schoffelen, S E Bosch, M A J van Gerven
Representations learned by deep convolutional neural networks (CNNs) for object recognition are a widely investigated model of the processing hierarchy in the human visual system. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, CNN representations of visual stimuli have previously been shown to correspond to processing stages in the ventral and dorsal streams of the visual system. Whether this correspondence between models and brain signals also holds for activity acquired at high temporal resolution has been explored less exhaustively...
July 16, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723150/double-imaging-photoelectron-photoion-coincidence-sheds-new-light-on-the-dissociation-of-state-selected-ch3f-ions
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Xiaofeng Tang, Gustavo A Garcia, Laurent Nahon
The vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) photoionization and dissociative photoionization of methyl fluoride (CH3F) in the 12.2-19.8 eV energy range were investigated by using synchrotron radiation coupled to a double imaging photoelectron photoion coincidence (i(2)PEPICO) spectrometer. The production of several fragment ions including CH2F(+), CHF(+), CH3(+) and CH2(+) as a function of state and internal energy of CH3F(+) ions was identified and analyzed, with their individual appearance energies measured through threshold photoelectron spectroscopy...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722493/analysis-of-thirteen-predatory-publishers-a-trap-for-eager-to-publish-researchers
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Pravin Bolshete
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate a strategy employed by predatory publishers to trap eager-to-publish authors or researchers into submitting their work. METHODS: This is a case study of 13 potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers with similar characteristics. Eleven publishers were included from Beall's list and two additional publishers were identified from a Google web search. Each publisher's site was visited and its content analyzed...
July 19, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722442/sensing-active-heparin-by-counting-aggregated-quantum-dots-at-single-particle-level
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Suli Dong, Xiaojun Liu, Qingquan Zhang, Wenfeng Zhao, Chenghua Zong, Aiye Liang, Hongwei Gai
Developing highly sensitive and highly selective assays for monitoring heparin levels in blood is required during and after surgery. In previous studies, electrostatic interactions are exploited to recognize heparin and changes in light signal intensity are used to sense heparin. In the present study, we developed a quantum dot (QD) aggregation-based detection strategy to quantify heparin. When cationic micelles and fluorescence QDs modified with anti-thrombin III (AT III) are added into heparin sample solution, the AT III-QDs, which specifically bind with heparin, aggregate around the micelles...
January 27, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722415/dramatic-modification-of-coupled-plasmon-resonances-following-exposure-to-electron-beams
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Haixu Leng, Brian Szychowski, Marie Christine Daniel, Matthew Pelton
Studies of the plasmon resonances in individual and coupled metal nanoparticles often involve imaging of the nanostructures of interest in an electron microscope. Here, we show that this process can dramatically modify the optical scattering spectra of coupled gold-nanorod / gold-nanosphere dimers. Exposure to the electron beam modifies the nature of coupling between the nanoparticles, due to the thin, partially conductive carbonaceous layer that deposits onto the particles during imaging. Neglecting the effect of this layer can lead to misinterpretation of experimental results, particularly for measurements intended to probe quantum-mechanical effects in plasmon coupling...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722378/-a-new-vision-of-skin
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Adèle Rakosi, Francois Kuonen, Olivier Gaide
As of today, the skin will never look the same. Indeed, several technologies allowing the observation of the skin at a microscopic level are now coming of age. This magnifies our visual acuity and thus our capacity to recognize various pathological processes. We herein present three different methods of non-invasive skin imaging we have worked with at the CHUV, which revolutionize the practice of dermatology. In vivo confocal microscopy, ex-vivo confocal microscopy and optical coherence tomography are complementary techniques that are now becoming essential for the modern management of skin cancers, among other uses...
March 29, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
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/28722227/engineering-single-nanopores-on-gold-nanoplates-by-tuning-crystal-screw-dislocation
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Yueming Zhai, Fan Zhang, Bo Zhang, Xiaohu Gao
Compared with the large variety of solid gold nanostructures, synthetic approaches for their hollow counterparts are limited, largely confined to chemical and irradiation-based etching of preformed nanostructures. In particular, the preparation of through nanopore structures is extremely challenging. Here, a unique strategy for direct synthesis of gold nanopores in solution without the need for sacrificial templates or postsynthesis processing is reported. By controlling the degree of crystal screw dislocation, a single through pore with diameter ranging from sub-nanometer to tens of nanometers, in the center of large gold nanoplates, can be engineered with precision...
July 19, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721605/how-to-provide-gadolinium-free-pet-mr-cancer-staging-of-children-and-young-adults-in-less-than-1%C3%A2-h-the-stanford-approach
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Anne M Muehe, Ashok J Theruvath, Lillian Lai, Maryam Aghighi, Andrew Quon, Samantha J Holdsworth, Jia Wang, Sandra Luna-Fineman, Neyssa Marina, Ranjana Advani, Jarrett Rosenberg, Heike E Daldrup-Link
PURPOSE: To provide clinically useful gadolinium-free whole-body cancer staging of children and young adults with integrated positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance (PET/MR) imaging in less than 1 h. PROCEDURES: In this prospective clinical trial, 20 children and young adults (11-30 years old, 6 male, 14 female) with solid tumors underwent 2-deoxy-2-[(18)F]fluoro-D-glucose ([(18)F]FDG) PET/MR on a 3T PET/MR scanner after intravenous injection of ferumoxytol (5 mg Fe/kg) and [(18)F]FDG (2-3 MBq/kg)...
July 18, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721518/illusory-visual-depth-reversal-can-modulate-sensations-of-contact-surface
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Yuka Igarashi, Keiko Omori, Tetsuya Arai, Yasunori Aizawa
To perceive the external world stably, humans must integrate and manage continuous streams of information from various sensory modalities, in addition to drawing on past experiences and knowledge. In this study, we introduce a novel visuo-tactile illusion elicited by a visual-depth-reversal stimulus. The stimulus (a model of a building) was constructed so as to produce the same retinal image as an opaque cuboid, although it actually consisted of only three PVC boards forming a three-dimensional corner with the hollow inside facing the observer...
July 18, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721492/peristaltic-like-motion-of-the-human-fetal-right-ventricle-and-its-effects-on-fluid-dynamics-and-energy-dynamics
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Hadi Wiputra, Guat Ling Lim, Khong Chun Chua, R Nivetha, Sanah Merchant Soomar, Arijit Biwas, Citra Nurfarah Zaini Mattar, Hwa Liang Leo, Choon Hwai Yap
In both adult human and canine, the cardiac right ventricle (RV) is known to exhibit a peristaltic-like motion, where RV sinus (inflow region) contracts first and the infundibulum (outflow region) later, in a wave-like contraction motion. The delay in contraction between the sinus and infundibulum averaged at 15% of the cardiac cycle and was estimated to produce an intra-ventricular pressure difference of 15 mmHg. However, whether such a contractile motion occurs in human fetuses as well, its effects on hemodynamics remains unknown, and are the subject of the current study...
July 18, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721394/interhemispheric-disconnectivity-in-the-sensorimotor-network-in-bipolar-disorder-revealed-by-functional-connectivity-and-diffusion-tensor-imaging-analysis
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Takuya Ishida, Tomohiro Donishi, Jun Iwatani, Shinichi Yamada, Shun Takahashi, Satoshi Ukai, Kazuhiro Shinosaki, Masaki Terada, Yoshiki Kaneoke
BACKGROUND: Little is known regarding interhemispheric functional connectivity (FC) abnormalities via the corpus callosum in subjects with bipolar disorder (BD), which might be a key pathophysiological basis of emotional processing alterations in BD. METHODS: We performed tract-based spatial statistics (TBSS) using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) in 24 healthy control (HC) and 22 BD subjects. Next, we analyzed the neural networks with independent component analysis (ICA) in 32HC and 25 BD subjects using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging...
June 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721302/correlation-between-two-methods-of-florbetapir-pet-quantitative-analysis
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Christopher Breault, Jonathan Piper, Abhinay D Joshi, Sara D Pirozzi, Aaron S Nelson, Ming Lu, Michael J Pontecorvo, Mark A Mintun, Michael D Devous
This study evaluated performance of a commercially available standardized software program for calculation of florbetapir PET standard uptake value ratios (SUVr) in comparison with an established research method. Florbetapir PET images for 183 subjects clinically diagnosed as cognitively normal (CN), mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or probable Alzheimer's disease (AD) (45 AD, 60 MCI, and 78 CN) were evaluated using two software processing algorithms. The research method uses a single florbetapir PET template generated by averaging both amyloid positive and amyloid negative registered brains together...
2017: American Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721212/recent-advances-in-the-management-of-ventricular-tachyarrhythmias
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REVIEW
Syeda Atiqa Batul, Brian Olshansky, John D Fisher, Rakesh Gopinathannair
Ventricular arrhythmias are an important cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, particularly in those with structural heart disease, inherited cardiomyopathies, and channelopathies. The goals of ventricular arrhythmia management include symptom relief, improving quality of life, reducing implantable cardioverter defibrillator shocks, preventing deterioration of left ventricular function, reducing risk of arrhythmic death, and potentially improving overall survival. Guideline-directed medical therapy and implantable cardioverter defibrillator implantation remain the mainstay of therapy to prevent sudden cardiac death in patients with ventricular arrhythmias in the setting of structural heart disease...
2017: F1000Research
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