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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341957/multiple-tuning-of-magnetic-biskyrmions-using-in-situ-l-tem-in-centrosymmetric-mnniga-alloy
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Licong Peng, Ying Zhang, Min He, Bei Ding, Wenhong Wang, Jianqi Li, Jianwang Cai, Shouguo Wang, Guangheng Wu, Baogen Shen
Magnetic skyrmions are topologically protected spin configurations and have recently received growingly attention in magnetic materials. The existence of biskyrmions within a broad temperature range has been identified in our newly-discovered MnNiGa material, promising for potential application in physics and technological study. Here, the biskyrmion microscopic origination from the spin configuration evolution of stripe ground state is experimentally identified. The biskyrmion manipulations based on the influences of the basic microstructures and external factors such as grain boundary confinement, sample thickness, electric current, magnetic field and temperature have been systematically studied by using real-space Lorentz transmission electron microscopy...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341493/modeling-the-downstream-processing-of-monoclonal-antibodies-reveals-cost-advantages-for-continuous-methods-for-a-broad-range-of-manufacturing-scales
#2
Jonathan Hummel, Mark Pagkaliwangan, Xhorxhi Gjoka, Terence Davidovits, Rick Stock, Thomas Ransohoff, Rene Gantier, Mark Schofield
The biopharmaceutical industry is evolving in response to changing market conditions, including increasing competition and growing pressures to reduce costs. Single-use technologies and continuous bioprocessing have attracted attention as potential facilitators of cost-optimized manufacturing for monoclonal antibodies. While disposable bioprocessing has been adopted at many scales of manufacturing, continuous bioprocessing has yet to reach the same level of implementation. In this study, the cost of goods of Pall Life Science's integrated, continuous bioprocessing platform was modeled, along with that of purification processes in stainless-steel and single-use batch formats...
January 17, 2018: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340945/electromagnetic-induction-sensor-for-dynamic-testing-of-coagulation-process
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Zhe Wang, Yuanhua Yu, Zhanjiang Yu, Qimeng Chen
With the increasing demand for coagulation POCT for patients in the surgery department or the ICU, rapid coagulation testing techniques and methods have drawn widespread attention from scholars and businessmen. This paper proposes the use of electromagnetic induction sensor probe for detection of dynamic process causing changes in the blood viscosity and density before and after coagulation based on the damped vibration principle, in order to evaluate the coagulation status. Utilizing the dynamic principle, the differential equation of vibration system comprising elastic support and electromagnetic induction device is established through sensor dynamic modeling...
January 16, 2018: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339567/erythrocyte-membrane-coated-gold-nanocages-for-targeted-photothermal-and-chemical-cancer-therapy
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Dao-Ming Zhu, Wei Xie, Yu-Sha Xiao, Meng Suo, Ming-Hui Zan, Qing-Quan Liao, Xue-Jia Hu, Li-Ben Chen, Bei Chen, Wen-Tao Wu, Li-Wei Ji, Hui-Ming Huang, Shi-Shang Guo, Xing-Zhong Zhao, Quan-Yan Liu, Wei Liu
Recently, red blood cell (RBC) membrane-coated nanoparticles have attracted much attention because of their excellent immune escapability; meanwhile, gold nanocages (AuNs) have been extensively used for cancer therapy due to their photothermal effect and drug delivery capability. The combination of the RBC membrane coating and AuNs may provide an effective approach for targeted cancer therapy. However, few reports have shown the utilization of combining these two technologies. Here, we design erythrocyte membrane-coated gold nanocages for targeted photothermal and chemical cancer therapy...
January 17, 2018: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338193/induction-of-chirality-in-two-dimensional-nanomaterials-chiral-2d-mos2-nanostructures
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Finn Purcell-Milton, Robert McKenna, Lorcan Brennan, Conor P Cullen, Lilian Guillemeney, Nikita V Tepliakov, Anvar S Baimuratov, Ivan D Rukhlenko, Tatiana S Perova, Georg S Duesberg, Alexander V Baranov, Anatoly V Fedorov, Yurii K Gun'ko
Two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials have been intensively investigated due to their interesting properties and range of potential applications. Although most research has focused on graphene, atomic layered transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) and particularly MoS2 have gathered much deserved attention recently. Here we report the induction of chirality into 2D chiral nanomaterials by carrying out liquid exfoliation of MoS2 in the presence of chiral ligands (cysteine and penicillamine) in water. This processing resulted in exfoliated chiral 2D MoS2 nanosheets showing strong circular dichroism (CD) signals, which were far past the onset of the original chiral ligand signals...
January 16, 2018: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337701/update-on-metal-induced-occupational-lung-disease
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Anne E Wyman, Stella E Hines
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Occupational and environmental exposures to metals can result in multiple pulmonary conditions. This article will review recent epidemiologic and mechanistic studies that have enhanced our understanding of the association between particular lung diseases and exposure to specific metals. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies have broadened our understanding of the mechanisms of lung diseases such as CBD in established industries and drawn attention to conditions that may arise from exposure to metals such as indium in developing technologies...
January 13, 2018: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336552/engineering-the-surface-of-therapeutic-living-cells
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Jooyeon Park, Brenda Andrade, Yongbeom Seo, Myung-Joo Kim, Steven C Zimmerman, Hyunjoon Kong
Biological cells are complex living machines that have garnered significant attention for their potential to serve as a new generation of therapeutic and delivery agents. Because of their secretion, differentiation, and homing activities, therapeutic cells have tremendous potential to treat or even cure various diseases and injuries that have defied conventional therapeutic strategies. Therapeutic cells can be systemically or locally transplanted. In addition, with their ability to express receptors that bind specific tissue markers, cells are being studied as nano- or microsized drug carriers capable of targeted transport...
January 16, 2018: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336191/teratogenic-potential-of-nanoencapsulated-vitamin-a-evaluated-on-an-alternative-model-organism-the-tunicate-ciona-intestinalis
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Roberta Pennati, Raoul Manenti, Antonella Stillitano, Gentile Francesco Ficetola, Giorgio Scarì, Silvia Mercurio, Elena Menegola
Nano-encapsulation is a technology used to pack substances in order to enhance their stability and bioavailability, but this packing may interact with living systems, causing unexpected toxicity. Vitamin A (vit A) is a substance that has received attention, because in developed countries, the increasing availability of supplements is leading to its excessive intake. This study aims to compare teratogenic effects caused by exposure to the traditional formulation of vit A versus nano-encapsulated vit A. We used ascidian embryos as an alternative model...
January 16, 2018: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333553/microwave-assisted-synthesis-of-tempo-labeled-hydrogels-traceable-with-mri
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Emanuele Mauri, Edoardo Micotti, Arianna Rossetti, Lucio Melone, Simonetta Papa, Giulia Azzolini, Stefano Rimondo, Pietro Veglianese, Carlo Punta, Filippo Rossi, Alessandro Sacchetti
Polymer functionalization strategies have recently attracted considerable attention for several applications in biomaterials science. In particular, technological advancements in medical imaging have focused on the design of polymeric matrices to improve non-invasive approaches and diagnostic accuracy. In this scenario, the use of microwave irradiation of aqueous solutions containing appropriate combinations of polymers is gaining increasing interest in the synthesis of sterile hydrogels without using monomers, eliminating the need to remove unreacted species...
January 15, 2018: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331616/paediatric-video-laryngoscopy-and-airway-management-what-s-the-clinical-evidence
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Xue Fu-Shan, Liu Ya-Yang, Li Hui-Xian, Yang Gui-Zhen
The major complications of paediatric airway management are uncommon, but the outcomes are often severe. Over the last decade, additions and advancements in the devices and technology have significantly improved our ability to manage difficult paediatric airways safely. Videolaryngoscopy involves the use of video and optical technology to facilitate indirect visualisation of the larynx during intubation and has been seen as an evolutionary step in intubation technology. Over the past few years, video laryngoscopes have been receiving plenty of attention as new airway devices for use in paediatric patients...
January 10, 2018: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330360/fibre-optic-metadevice-for-all-optical-signal-modulation-based-on-coherent-absorption
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Angelos Xomalis, Iosif Demirtzioglou, Eric Plum, Yongmin Jung, Venkatram Nalla, Cosimo Lacava, Kevin F MacDonald, Periklis Petropoulos, David J Richardson, Nikolay I Zheludev
Recently, coherent control of the optical response of thin films in standing waves has attracted considerable attention, ranging from applications in excitation-selective spectroscopy and nonlinear optics to all-optical image processing. Here, we show that integration of metamaterial and optical fibre technologies allows the use of coherently controlled absorption in a fully fiberized and packaged switching metadevice. With this metadevice, which controls light with light in a nanoscale plasmonic metamaterial film on an optical fibre tip, we provide proof-of-principle demonstrations of logical functions XOR, NOT and AND that are performed within a coherent fibre network at wavelengths between 1530 and 1565 nm...
January 12, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329014/nanoadsorbents-based-on-conducting-polymer-nanocomposites-with-main-focus-on-polyaniline-and-its-derivatives-for-removal-of-heavy-metal-ions-dyes-a-review
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REVIEW
Ehsan Nazarzadeh Zare, Ahmad Motahari, Mika Sillanpää
Water contamination by toxic heavy metal ions and dyes remains a serious public health problem for humans, so attention on specific methods and technologies to remove heavy metal ions and dyes from wastewaters/aqueous solutions are desired. Numerous adsorbents have been reported for the removal of heavy metal ions/dyes from wastewaters/aqueous solutions. Polyaniline (PANI) and its derivatives, as conducting polymers, are good adsorbents to remove various kinds of heavy metal ions and dyes from wastewaters/aqueous solutions...
January 9, 2018: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328807/conversion-of-agricultural-streams-and-food-processing-by-products-to-value-added-compounds-using-filamentous-fungi
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Lauryn G Chan, Joshua L Cohen, Juliana Maria Leite Nobrega de Moura Bell
The design of new food products and increased agricultural activities have produced a diversity of waste streams or by-products that contain a high load of organic matter. The underutilization of these streams presents a serious threat to the environment and to the financial viability of the agricultural sector and the food industry. Oleaginous microorganisms, such as yeast and microalgae, have been used to convert the organic matter present in many agricultural waste streams into an oil-rich biomass. Filamentous fungi are promising oleaginous microorganisms because of their high lipid accumulation potential and simple biomass recovery, the latter being related to their pellet-like growth morphology in submerged cultivation...
January 12, 2018: Annual Review of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328781/normalization-of-deviation-quotation-error-in-human-factors
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Jordan Lock, Chris Bearman
Objective The objective of this paper is to examine quotation error in human factors. Background Science progresses through building on the work of previous research. This requires accurate quotation. Quotation error has a number of adverse consequences: loss of credibility, loss of confidence in the journal, and a flawed basis for academic debate and scientific progress. Quotation error has been observed in a number of domains, including marine biology and medicine, but there has been little or no previous study of this form of error in human factors, a domain that specializes in the causes and management of error...
January 1, 2018: Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328147/optical-diffraction-tomography-with-fully-and-partially-coherent-illumination-in-high-numerical-aperture-label-free-microscopy-invited
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Juan M Soto, José A Rodrigo, Tatiana Alieva
Quantitative label-free imaging is an important tool for the study of living microorganisms that, during the last decade, has attracted wide attention from the optical community. Optical diffraction tomography (ODT) is probably the most relevant technique for quantitative label-free 3D imaging applied in wide-field microscopy in the visible range. The ODT is usually performed using spatially coherent light illumination and specially designed holographic microscopes. Nevertheless, the ODT is also compatible with partially coherent illumination and can be realized in conventional wide-field microscopes by applying refocusing techniques, as it has been recently demonstrated...
January 1, 2018: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327394/photothermal-responsive-conjugated-polymer-nanoparticles-for-remote-control-of-gene-expression-in-living-cells
#16
Yunxia Wang, Shengliang Li, Pengbo Zhang, Haotian Bai, Liheng Feng, Fengting Lv, Libing Liu, Shu Wang
Remote control and noninvasive manipulation of cellular bioprocess has received intensive attention as a powerful technology to control cell functions. Here, a strategy is developed to remotely control intracellular gene expression with high spatial and temporal resolutions by using photothermal-responsive conjugated polymer nanoparticles (CPNs) as the transducer under near-infrared light irradiation. After being modified with positive charged peptide, the CPNs with superior photothermal conversion capacity could effectively coat on the surface of living cells and generate localized heat to trigger target gene expression...
January 12, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327383/large-scale-noniridescent-structural-color-printing-enabled-by-infiltration-driven-nonequilibrium-colloidal-assembly
#17
Ling Bai, Van Cuong Mai, Yun Lim, Shuai Hou, Helmuth Möhwald, Hongwei Duan
Structural colors originating from interaction of light with intricately arranged micro-/nanostructures have stimulated considerable interest because of their inherent photostability and energy efficiency. In particular, noniridescent structural color with wide viewing angle has been receiving increasing attention recently. However, no method is yet available for rapid and large-scale fabrication of full-spectrum structural color patterns with wide viewing angles. Here, infiltration-driven nonequilibrium assembly of colloidal particles on liquid-permeable and particle-excluding substrates is demonstrated to direct the particles to form amorphous colloidal arrays (ACAs) within milliseconds...
January 12, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325599/are-we-there-yet-an-update-on-transitional-care-in-rheumatology
#18
EDITORIAL
Janet E McDonagh, Albert Farre
Significant progress has been made in the understanding of transitional care in rheumatology over the last few decades, yet universal implementation has not been realised and unmet needs continue to be reported. Possible explanations for this include lack of evidence as to which model is most effective; lack of attention to the multiple dimensions, stakeholders and systems involved in health transitions; and lack of consideration of the developmental appropriateness of transition interventions and the services/organisations/systems where such interventions are delivered...
January 11, 2018: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324311/corilagin-a-promising-medicinal-herbal-agent
#19
REVIEW
Xuan Li, Yuan Deng, Zhizhong Zheng, Wen Huang, Lianghua Chen, Qingxuan Tong, Yanlin Ming
Corilagin, a gallotannin, is one of the major active components of many ethnopharmacological plants. It was isolated from Caesalpinia coriaria (Jacq.) Willd. (dividivi) by Schmidt in 1951 for the first time. In the past few decades, corilagin was reported to exhibit anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory and hepatoprotective activities, etc. However, little attention was paid to its pharmacological properties due to the complicated and inefficient extract method. In recent years, with the development of extraction technology corilagin was much easier to obtain than before...
January 8, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322138/separation-and-characterization-of-cellulose-nanocrystals-by-multi-detector-asymmetrical-flow-field-flow-fractionation
#20
Arnab Mukherjee, Vincent A Hackley
Cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) are renewable, naturally derived polymeric nanomaterials receiving substantial attention for a wide range of potential applications. The recent availability of high quality reference materials will facilitate the development and validation of measurement methods needed to advance the scientific and commercial use of CNCs. In the present study, we demonstrate an optimized method to fractionate CNCs with narrow size dispersion based on asymmetrical-flow field-flow fractionation (AF4) coupled with on-line multi-angle light scattering (MALS), dynamic light scattering (DLS), and differential refractometry (dRI)...
January 11, 2018: Analyst
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