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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732394/surface-charge-effects-on-the-electro-orientation-of-insulating-boron-nitride-nanotubes-in-aqueous-suspension
#1
Semih Cetindag, Bishnu Tiwari, Dongyan Zhang, Yoke Khin Yap, Sangil Kim, Jerry W Shan
The alignment of hexagonal boron-nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) in aqueous KCl solutions under spatially uniform electric fields was examined experimentally, using direct optical visualization to probe the orientation dynamics of individual BNNTs for different electric-field frequencies. Different from most previously studied nanowires and nanotubes, BNNTs are wide-bandgap materials which are essentially insulating at room temperature. We analyze the electro-orientation of BNNTs in the general context of polarizable cylindrical particles in liquid suspensions, whose behavior can fall into different regimes, including alignment due to Maxwell-Wagner induced dipoles at high frequencies, and alignment due to fluid motion of the electrical double layer around the particles at lower frequencies...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732333/p-nitrophenol-degradation-by-electro-fenton-process-pathway-kinetic-model-and-optimization-using-central-composite-design
#2
J Meijide, E Rosales, M Pazos, M A Sanromán
The chemical process scale-up, from lab studies to industrial production, is challenging and requires deep knowledge of the kinetic model and the reactions that take place in the system. This knowledge is also useful in order to be employed for the reactor design and the determination of the optimal operational conditions. In this study, a model substituted phenol such as p-nitrophenol was degraded by electro-Fenton process and the reaction products yielded along the treatment were recorded. The kinetic model was developed using Matlab software and was based on main reactions that occurred until total mineralization which allowed predicting the degradation pathway under this advanced oxidation process...
July 14, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731319/few-layered-mo-1-x-wxs2-hollow-nanospheres-on-ni3s2-nanorods-heterostructure-as-robust-electrocatalysts-for-overall-water-splitting
#3
Meiyong Zheng, Jing Du, Baopu Hou, Cai-Ling Xu
Owing to the unique optical, electronic and catalytic properties, MoS2 have received increasing interests in electrochemical water splitting. Herein, few-layered Mo(1-x)WxS2 hollow nanospheres modified Ni3S2 heterostructures are prepared through a facile hydrothermal method to further enhance the electro-catalytic performance of MoS2. The doping of W element optimizes the electronic structure of MoS2@Ni3S2, thus improves the conductivity and charge transfer ability of MoS2@Ni3S2. In addition, benefiting from the few-layered hollow structure of Mo(1-x)WxS2, the strong electronic interactions between Mo(1-x)WxS2 and Ni3S2, and the hierarchical structure of 1D nanorods and 3D Ni foam, massive active sites and fast ion and charge transportion are obtained...
July 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730965/efficient-non-invasive-plasmid-dna-administration-into-tibialis-cranialis-muscle-of-little-mice
#4
C R Cecchi, E Higuti, E R Lima, D P Vieira, P L Squair, C N Peroni, P Bartolini
An alternative treatment for growth hormone deficiency based on hGH-DNA administration, followed by electro gene transfer, was investigated by injecting the plasmid into surgically exposed or non-exposed quadriceps or tibialis muscle of immunodeficient "little" mice. Previously optimized electrotransfer conditions were also improved via a new combination of high/low voltage pulses: after 3 days, serum hGH was determined. Both groups exhibited similar results: 5.0 ± 2.2 (SD) and 3.5 ± 0.9 ng hGH/ml (P>0...
July 21, 2017: Current Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730362/removal-of-cr-vi-from-aqueous-solution-using-electrosynthesized-4-amino-3-hydroxynaphthalene-1-sulfonic-acid-doped-polypyrrole-as-adsorbent
#5
Mohamed Lamine Sall, Abdou Karim Diagne Diaw, Diariatou Gningue-Sall, Alexandre Chevillot-Biraud, Nihal Oturan, Mehmet Ali Oturan, Jean-Jacques Aaron
Polypyrrole (PPy) conducting films, doped with 4-amino-3-hydroxynaphthalene sulfonic acid (AHNSA), were electrosynthesized by anodic oxidation of pyrrole on Pt and steel electrodes in aqueous medium (0.01 M AHNSA +0.007 M NaOH, using cyclic voltammetry (CV), and their electrochemical properties were studied. Fourier-transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy confirmed the formation of AHNSA-PPy films. Their morphology was characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and their optical properties, including UV-VIS absorption and fluorescence spectra, were also investigated...
July 20, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729369/pigmentary-retinopathy-rod-cone-dysfunction-and-sensorineural-deafness-associated-with-a-rare-mitochondrial-trna-lys-m-8340g-a-gene-variant
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Jaidip S Gill, Steven A Hardy, Emma L Blakely, Sila Hopton, Andrea H Nemeth, Carl Fratter, Joanna Poulton, Robert W Taylor, Susan M Downes
BACKGROUND/AIM: The rare mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) variant m.8340G>A has been previously reported in the literature in a single, sporadic case of mitochondrial myopathy. In this report, we aim to investigate the case of a 39-year-old male patient with sensorineural deafness who presented to the eye clinic with nyctalopia, retinal pigmentary changes and bilateral cortical cataracts. METHODS: The patient was examined clinically and investigated with autofluorescence, full-field electroretinography, electro-oculogram and dark adaptometry...
July 20, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729098/a-multicentre-retrospective-review-of-clinical-characteristics-of-uterine-sarcoma
#7
Marta Wais, Elissa Tepperman, Marcus Q Bernardini, Lilian T Gien, Waldo Jimenez, Ally Murji
OBJECTIVE: Professional societies have recently urged gynaecologists to counsel patients about the risks of encountering uterine sarcoma at fibroid surgery especially when morcellation is used. Our objective was to learn the preoperative and postoperative characteristics of patients with uterine sarcoma to better counsel patients undergoing surgery for presumably benign fibroids. METHODS: This is a multicentre, retrospective cohort study. Three academic tertiary cancer centres in Southern Ontario over a 13-year period (2001-2014)...
August 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728299/-the-value-of-b7-h4-and-carcinoembryonic-antigen-in-diagnosing-the-benign-and-malignant-pleural-effusion
#8
F Wei, Y Wei, L F Li, G L Li, G J Wang
Objective: To evaluate the value of combined detection of negative costimulatory molecule B7-H4 and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) in diagnosing malignant and benign pleural effusion. Methods: Ninety-seven pleural effusion specimen were collected, 55 of which were diagnosed as malignant pleural effusion and 42 were benign pleural effusion. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay(ELISA) was used to examine the concentration of B7-H4 and CEA in pleural effusion. Electro-chemiluminescence immunoassay was used to detect the CEA level in pleural effusion...
July 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728185/novel-presenting-phenotype-in-a-child-with-autosomal-dominant-best-s-vitelliform-macular-dystrophy
#9
Yasmine F Abdalla, Gabriella De Salvo, Ahmad Elsahn, James E Self
Best's macular dystrophy (BMD) usually manifests with visual failure in the first or second decade of life; however, there is a large variability in expressivity of the disease, and some patients have no manifestation other than a pathological electro-oculogram (EOG). Autosomal dominant Best's vitelliform macular dystrophy (AD-BVMD) has a very specific phenotype that varies with the stage of the disease. In recent years, the authors have seen description of another clinical entity known as autosomal recessive BMD...
July 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727450/carbon-nanotube-reinforced-polymer-stabilized-liquid-crystal-device-lowered-and-thermally-invariant-threshold-with-accelerated-dynamics
#10
Subbarao Krishna Prasad, Marlin Baral, Adhigan Murali, Sellamuthu N Jaisankar
Polymer stabilized liquid crystal (PSLC) devices comprise a polymer matrix in an otherwise continuous phase of liquid crystal. The fibrils of the polymer provide, even in the bulk, virtual surfaces with finite anchoring energy resulting in attractive electro-optic properties. Here we describe a novel variation of the PSLC device fabricated by reinforcing the polymer matrix with polymer-capped single-walled carbon nanotubes (CNTs). The most important outcome of this strengthening of the polymer strands is that the threshold voltage associated with the electro-optic switching becomes essentially temperature independent in marked contrast to the significant thermal variation seen in the absence of the nanotubes...
July 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727411/one-step-synthesis-of-anti-oxidative-graphene-wrapped-copper-nanoparticles-on-flexible-substrates-for-electronic-and-electro-catalytic-applications
#11
Chi-Ang Tseng, Chiao-Chen Chen, Rajesh Kumar Ulaganathan, Chuan-Pei Lee, Hsu-Cheng Chiang, Chin-Fu Chang, Yit-Tsong Chen
In this study, we report a novel, one-step synthesis method to fabricate multi-layer graphene (MLG)-wrapped copper nanoparticles (CuNPs) directly on various substrates (e.g., polyimide film (PI), carbon cloth (CC)) or Si wafer (Si)). The electrical resistivities of the pristine MLG-CuNPs/PI and MLG-CuNPs/Si were measured 1.7 × 10(-6) and 1.4 × 10(-6) Ω·m, respectively, of which both values are ~100-fold lower than earlier reports. The MLG shell could remarkably prevent the Cu nanocore from serious damages after MLG-CuNPs being exposed to various harsh conditions...
July 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726886/radiation-induced-synthesis-of-nanoscale-co-and-ni-based-electro-catalysts-on-carbon-for-the-oxygen-reduction-reaction
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Inna L Soroka, Nadezda V Tarakina, Anton Hermansson, Lukas Bigum, Rickard Widerberg, Mikael S Andersson, Roland Mathieu, Alagar R Paulraj, Yohannes Kiros
A facile synthesis of 3d-metal based electro-catalysts directly incorporated into a carbon support was carried out by γ-radiation. Transition metals of period 4, i.e. Ni and Co, were precipitated and reduced from their respective salt solutions. The obtained materials were characterized by XRD, SEM, SQUID and the BET methods. Thereafter, the electrodes for fuel cells were fabricated out of synthesized material and their electrochemical performance for the oxygen reduction reaction in 6 M KOH was measured. Although the concentrations of Co and Ni in the electrode material were low (3...
July 20, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726681/a-novel-cylindrical-microwell-featuring-inverted-pyramidal-opening-for-efficient-cell-spheroid-formation-without-cell-loss
#13
Jae Min Cha, HyungDal Park, Eun Kyoung Shin, Ji Hee Sung, Ockchul Kim, Woohyun Jung, Oh Young Bang, Jinseok Kim
Spheroid cultures have been often used to simulate and understand in situ biological occurrences with potential to be further applied to therapeutic approaches, such as cell transplantation. However, traditional lab-scale techniques hardly reached the needed large scale production of cell spheroids, thus limiting their versatility in many biomedical fields. Microscale technologies have rapidly improved in the last decade, and contributed to the large scale production of cell spheroids with high controllability and reproducibility...
July 20, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723913/prebiotic-selection-for-motifs-in-a-model-of-template-free-elongation-of-polymers-within-compartments
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Grant Kinsler, Sam Sinai, Nicholas Keone Lee, Martin A Nowak
The transition from prelife where self-replication does not occur, to life which exhibits self-replication and evolution, has been a subject of interest for many decades. Membranes, forming compartments, seem to be a critical component of this transition as they provide several concurrent benefits. They maintain localized interactions, generate electro-chemical gradients, and help in selecting cooperative functions as they arise. These functions pave the way for the emergence and maintenance of simple metabolic cycles and polymers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723895/visible-light-driven-methane-formation-from-co2-with-a-molecular-iron-catalyst
#15
Heng Rao, Luciana C Schmidt, Julien Bonin, Marc Robert
Converting CO2 into fuel or chemical feedstock compounds could in principle reduce fossil fuel consumption and climate-changing CO2 emissions. One strategy aims for electrochemical conversions powered by electricity from renewable sources, but photochemical approaches driven by sunlight are also conceivable. A considerable challenge in both approaches is the development of efficient and selective catalysts, ideally based on cheap and Earth-abundant elements rather than expensive precious metals. Of the molecular photo- and electrocatalysts reported, only a few catalysts are stable and selective for CO2 reduction; moreover, these catalysts produce primarily CO or HCOOH, and catalysts capable of generating even low to moderate yields of highly reduced hydrocarbons remain rare...
July 17, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721140/serum-adipokines-and-vitamin-d-levels-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
#16
Mohamed M Ismail, Tamer A Abdel Hamid, Alshaymaa A Ibrahim, Huda Marzouk
INTRODUCTION: Adiponectin, leptin and resistin are adipokines that play important roles in the regulation of lipid and carbohydrate metabolism in type 2 diabetes (T2DM). However, their influence in type 1 diabetes mellitus is still unknown. The aim of this study was to measure serum adiponectin, leptin and resistin levels and to investigate their relationships with vitamin D and other clinical and laboratory parameters in patients with type 1 diabetes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifty subjects with type 1 diabetes and 50 healthy age- and sex-matched subjects were selected from the Endocrinology Outpatient Clinic of Cairo University Pediatrics Hospital...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720850/energy-dissipation-pathways-in-few-layer-mos2-nanoelectromechanical-systems
#17
Bernard R Matis, Brian H Houston, Jeffrey W Baldwin
Free standing, atomically thin transition metal dichalcogenides are a new class of ultralightweight nanoelectromechanical systems with potentially game-changing electro- and opto-mechanical properties, however, the energy dissipation pathways that fundamentally limit the performance of these systems is still poorly understood. Here, we identify the dominant energy dissipation pathways in few-layer MoS2 nanoelectromechanical systems. The low temperature quality factors and resonant frequencies are shown to significantly decrease upon heating to 293 K, and we find the temperature dependence of the energy dissipation can be explained when accounting for both intrinsic and extrinsic damping sources...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719176/investigation-on-the-electrocatalytic-determination-and-photocatalytic-degradation-of-neurotoxicity-drug-clioquinol-by-sn-moo4-2-nanoplates
#18
Raj Karthik, Jeyaraj Vinoth Kumar, Shen-Ming Chen, Kumar Seerangan, Chelladurai Karuppiah, Tse Wei Chen, Velluchamy Muthuraj
Transition metal molybdates have concerned enormous curiosity as supercapacitors, photocatalysts and electrocatalysts. These materials are best alternative to noble metal based catalysts which are generally show a limited photocatalytic and electrocatalytic activity. As well, the anti-protozoal drug can usually pollute the environment through improper disposable/incomplete metabolism and it is very dangerous to the human as well as aquatic animals. Therefore, here, we have studied the electrochemical determination and photodegradation of neurotoxicity clioquinol (CQL) drug by nanoplates-like tin molybdate (Sn(MoO4)2; denoted as SnM), which is played as both electro and photocatalyst...
July 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719021/high-temperature-ionic-epitaxy-of-halide-perovskite-thin-film-and-the-hidden-carrier-dynamics
#19
Yiping Wang, Xin Sun, Zhizhong Chen, Yi-Yang Sun, Shengbai Zhang, Toh-Ming Lu, Esther Wertz, Jian Shi
High-temperature vapor phase epitaxy (VPE) has been proved ubiquitously powerful in enabling high-performance electro-optic devices in III-V semiconductor field. A typical example is the successful growth of p-type GaN by VPE for blue light-emitting diodes. VPE excels as it controls film defects such as point/interface defects and grain boundary, thanks to its high-temperature processing condition and controllable deposition rate. For the first time, single-crystalline high-temperature VPE halide perovskite thin film has been demonstrated-a unique platform on unveiling previously uncovered carrier dynamics in inorganic halide perovskites...
July 18, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719009/diagnosis-of-chronic-heart-failure-by-the-soluble-suppression-of-tumorigenicity-2-and-n-terminal-pro-brain-natriuretic-peptide
#20
Xiao-Ling Jin, Ning Huang, Hui Shang, Ming-Cheng Zhou, Yi Hong, Wen-Zheng Cai, Jie Huang
OBJECTIVE: Our study was to explore the roles between serum soluble suppression of tumorigenicity 2 (sST2) and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) while evaluating ventricular function to properly diagnose chronic heart failure (CHF). METHODS: In total, 197 CHF patients were recruited and classified into ventricular function's II, III, and IV groups, and 106 healthy people into normal control group. To detect concentrations of Sst2 and NT-proBNP, ELISA and electro-chemiluminescence immuno assay were implemented...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
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