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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324792/tolerance-of-uncertainty-conceptual-analysis-integrative-model-and-implications-for-healthcare
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REVIEW
Marij A Hillen, Caitlin M Gutheil, Tania D Strout, Ellen M A Smets, Paul K J Han
RATIONALE: Uncertainty tolerance (UT) is an important, well-studied phenomenon in health care and many other important domains of life, yet its conceptualization and measurement by researchers in various disciplines have varied substantially and its essential nature remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were to: 1) analyze the meaning and logical coherence of UT as conceptualized by developers of UT measures, and 2) develop an integrative conceptual model to guide future empirical research regarding the nature, causes, and effects of UT...
March 14, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324781/genesis-and-properties-of-wetland-soils-by-vis-nir-swir-as-a-technique-for-environmental-monitoring
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José Alexandre Melo Demattê, Ingrid Horák-Terra, Raphael Moreira Beirigo, Fabrício da Silva Terra, Karina Patrícia Prazeres Marques, Caio Troula Fongaro, Alexandre Christófaro Silva, Pablo Vidal-Torrado
Wetlands are important ecosystems characterized by redoximorphic environments producing typical soil forming processes and organic carbon accumulation. Assessments and management of these areas are dependent on knowledge about soil characteristics and variability. By reflectance spectroscopy, information about soils can be obtained since their spectral behaviors are directly related to their chemical, physical, and mineralogical properties reflecting the pedogenetic processes and environment conditions. Our aims were: (a) to characterize the main soil classes of wetlands regarding their spectral behaviors in VIS-NIR-SWIR (350-2500 nm) and relate them to pedogenesis and environmental conditions, (b) to determine spectral ranges (bands) with greater expression of the main soil properties, (c) to identify spectral variations and similarities between hydromorphic soils from wetlands and other soils under different moisture conditions, and (d) to propose spectral models to quantify some chemical and physical soil properties used as environmental quality indicators...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324454/reward-circuitry-in-addiction
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REVIEW
Sarah Cooper, A J Robison, Michelle S Mazei-Robison
Understanding the brain circuitry that underlies reward is critical to improve treatment for many common health issues, including obesity, depression, and addiction. Here we focus on insights into the organization and function of reward circuitry and its synaptic and structural adaptations in response to cocaine exposure. While the importance of certain circuits, such as the mesocorticolimbic dopamine pathway, are well established in drug reward, recent studies using genetics-based tools have revealed functional changes throughout the reward circuitry that contribute to different facets of addiction, such as relapse and craving...
March 21, 2017: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324169/roles-of-centromedian-parafascicular-nuclei-of-thalamus-and-cholinergic-interneurons-in-the-dorsal-striatum-in-associative-learning-of-environmental-events
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Ko Yamanaka, Yukiko Hori, Takafumi Minamimoto, Hiroshi Yamada, Naoyuki Matsumoto, Kazuki Enomoto, Toshihiko Aosaki, Ann M Graybiel, Minoru Kimura
The thalamus provides a massive input to the striatum, but despite accumulating evidence, the functions of this system remain unclear. It is known, however, that the centromedian (CM) and parafascicular (Pf) nuclei of the thalamus can strongly influence particular striatal neuron subtypes, notably including the cholinergic interneurons of the striatum (CINs), key regulators of striatal function. Here, we highlight the thalamostriatal system through the CM-Pf to striatal CINs. We consider how, by virtue of the direct synaptic connections of the CM and PF, their neural activity contributes to the activity of CINs and striatal projection neurons (SPNs)...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324069/glucose-homeostasis-regulation-by-peripheral-circadian-clocks-in-rodents-and-humans
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Frederic Gachon, Ursula Loizides-Mangold, Volodymyr Petrenko, Charna Dibner
Most organisms, including humans, have developed an intrinsic system of circadian oscillators, allowing the anticipation of events related to the rotation of the Earth around its own axis. The mammalian circadian timing system orchestrates nearly all aspects of physiology and behavior. Together with systemic signals, emanating from the central clock which resides in the hypothalamus, peripheral oscillators orchestrate tissue-specific fluctuations in gene expression, protein synthesis, and posttranslational modifications, driving overt rhythms in physiology and behavior...
March 15, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323517/differences-in-adolescent-emotion-regulation-and-impulsivity-a-group-comparison-study-of-school-based-recovery-students
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Beth S Russell, Anne Thompson Heller, Morica Hutchison
BACKGROUND: Recovery high schools (RHS) vary in organization and operating philosophy, but are designed to support the unique needs of students struggling with substance use disorders (SUD). Previous research on youth risk taking behaviors suggests emotion regulation is a key predictor of outcomes. Specifically, the ability to respond in adaptive rather than maladaptive ways is often associated with challenges of impulsivity, poor distress tolerance, and adolescent substance use. OBJECTIVES: The current study considers data from RHS students in order to answer research questions concerning impulsivity and emotion regulation of youth working to change their risk trajectories in comparison to group of typically developing youth...
March 21, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322524/-nudging-o-educazione-a-scelte-civiche-responsabili-l-esempio-dello-screening-della-mammella
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Mariachiara Tallacchini
"Nudge, or nudging, refers to a policy approach inspired by behavioral sciences: it promotes the conducts identified as desirable by regulators without applying prohibition and coercion. This approach has gained a lot of momentum in the domain of health policies. Policy strategies based on behavioral insights appear ideal as to implementing healthier life styles and public health programs while minimizing compliance costs: from organ donation to food choices, from fighting obesity and chronic diseases to screening policies...
January 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319864/enantioselective-degradation-of-alpha-cypermethrin-and-detection-of-its-metabolites-in-bullfrog-rana-catesbeiana
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Guojun Yao, Xu Jing, Chang Liu, Peng Wang, Xueke Liu, Yinzhu Hou, ZhiQiang Zhou, Donghui Liu
Bullfrog, as a kind of amphibians, can be easily exposed to varied pollutants in the environment for the reason of its habitats and highly permeable skin. We investigated the degradation kinetics and residues of α-cypermethrin in bullfrog by two different methods of administration for the environmental monitoring the behavior of one of the most used pesticides in the amphibians. The oral administration and water exposure of α-cypermethrin on bullfrog was studied in this work. α-Cypermethrin and its main metabolites of cis-3-(2',2-dichlorovinyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropane carboxylic acid (cis-DCCA) and 3-phenoxybenzoic acid (3-PBA), which have been determined that having correlation with a number of epidemic diseases, were detected simultaneously...
March 17, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319391/synthesis-isotopic-enrichment-and-solid-state-nmr-characterization-of-zeolites-derived-from-the-assembly-disassembly-organisation-reassembly-process
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Giulia P M Bignami, Daniel M Dawson, Valerie R Seymour, Paul S Wheatley, Russell Edward Morris, Sharon E Ashbrook
The great utility and importance of zeolites in fields as diverse as industrial catalysis and medicine has driven considerable interest in the ability to target new framework types with novel properties and applications. The recently-introduced and unconventional Assembly, Disassembly, Organization, Reassembly (ADOR) method represents one exciting new approach to obtain solids with targeted structures by selectively disassembling pre-prepared hydrolytically-unstable frameworks, and then reassembling the resulting products to form materials with new topologies...
March 20, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319370/uptake-and-disposition-of-select-pharmaceuticals-by-bluegill-exposed-at-constant-concentrations-in-a-flow-through-aquatic-exposure-system
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Jian-Liang Zhao, Edward T Furlong, Heiko L Schoenfuss, Dana Ward Kolpin, Kyle L Bird, David J Feifarek, Eric A Schwab, Guang-Guo Ying
The increasing use of pharmaceuticals has led to their subsequent input into and release from wastewater treatment plants, with corresponding discharge into surface waters that may subsequently exert adverse effects upon aquatic organisms. Although the distribution of pharmaceuticals in surface water has been extensively studied, the details of uptake, internal distribution, and kinetic processing of pharmaceuticals in exposed fish have received less attention. For this research, we investigated the uptake, disposition, and toxicokinetics of five pharmaceuticals (diclofenac, methocarbamol, rosuvastatin, sulfamethoxazole, and temazepam) in bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus) exposed to environmentally relevant concentrations (1,000-4,000 ng L-1) in a flow-through exposure system...
March 20, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318973/the-dual-nature-of-early-life-experience-on-somatosensory-processing-in-the-human-infant-brain
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Nathalie L Maitre, Alexandra P Key, Olena D Chorna, James C Slaughter, Pawel J Matusz, Mark T Wallace, Micah M Murray
Every year, 15 million preterm infants are born, and most spend their first weeks in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) [1]. Although essential for the support and survival of these infants, NICU sensory environments are dramatically different from those in which full-term infants mature and thus likely impact the development of functional brain organization [2]. Yet the integrity of sensory systems determines effective perception and behavior [3, 4]. In neonates, touch is a cornerstone of interpersonal interactions and sensory-cognitive development [5-7]...
March 15, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318248/ultrastable-1d-europium-complex-for-simultaneous-and-quantitative-sensing-of-cr-iii-and-cr-vi-ions-in-aqueous-solution-with-high-selectivity-and-sensitivity
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Jingjuan Liu, Guanfeng Ji, Jiannan Xiao, Zhiliang Liu
A unique metal-organic complex (MOC) with formula [Eu2(tpbpc)4·CO3·4H2O]·DMF·solvent (Htpbpc = 4'-[4,2';6',4″]-terpyridin-4'-yl-biphenyl-4-carboxylic acid) has been successfully constructed under solvothermal conditions. The Eu complex, as proved by structural analysis, exhibits a fascinating 1D linear-type chain structure which is further extended to a 3D H-bonded supramolecular framework. The luminescent investigations confirm that the emission behavior of the Eu complex possesses excellent water stability and pH stability, and it is the first example of a MOC-based fluorescent probe with high selectivity, high sensitivity, and low detection limit, targeting Cr(III) and Cr(VI) (CrO4(2-)/Cr2O7(2-)) ions in aqueous solution...
March 20, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318240/ppm-detection-of-alcohol-vapors-via-metal-organic-framework-functionalized-surface-plasmon-resonance-sensors
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Wouter Vandezande, Kris P F Janssen, Filip Delport, Rob Ameloot, Dirk E De Vos, Jeroen Lammertyn, Maarten B J Roeffaers
The development of novel molecular sieves opens opportunities in the development of more sensitive analytical devices. In this paper, metal organic frameworks (MOFs), specifically ZIF-8 and ZIF-93, are grown on fiber optic based surface plasmon resonance (FO-SPR) sensors. FO-SPR has enabled sensitive sensing capabilities in biomedical settings and the addition of a MOF coating opens the way for the sensing of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in gaseous media. FO-SPR probes were homogeneously functionalized with ZIF-8 and ZIF-93 in each case using two different precursor solutions to obtain a sequential nucleation and growth phase...
March 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318073/self-and-parent-reported-executive-problems-in-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes-are-associated-with-poor-metabolic-control-and-low-physical-activity
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Charlotte Nylander, Ylva Tindberg, Josephine Haas, Ingemar Swenne, Torun Torbjörnsdotter, Karin Åkesson, Eva Örtqvist, Jan Gustafsson, Elisabeth Fernell
BACKGROUND: Management of diabetes is demanding and requires efficient cognitive skills, especially in the domain of executive functioning. However, the impact of impaired executive functions on diabetes control has been studied to a limited extent. The aim of the study is to investigate the association between executive problems and diabetes control in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred and forty-one of 477 (51%) of 12- to 18-year-old adolescents, with a diabetes duration of >2 years in Stockholm, Uppsala, and Jönköping participated...
March 20, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317958/the-collective-behavior-of-spring-like-motifs-tethered-to-a-dna-origami-nanostructure
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E-C Schöneweiß, B Saccà
Dynamic DNA nanotechnology relies on the integration of small switchable motifs at suitable positions of DNA nanostructures, thus enabling the manipulation of matter with nanometer spatial accuracy in a trigger-dependent fashion. Typical examples of such motifs are hairpins, whose elongation into duplexes can be used to perform long-range, translational movements. In this work, we used temperature-dependent FRET spectroscopy to determine the thermal stabilities of distinct sets of hairpins integrated into the central seam of a DNA origami structure...
March 20, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317745/the-impact-of-rhizopus-oryzae-cultivation-on-rice-bran-gamma-oryzanol-recovery-and-its-antioxidant-properties
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Kelly Cristina Massarolo, Taiana Denardi de Souza, Carolina Carvalho Collazzo, Eliana Badiale Furlong, Leonor Almeida de Souza Soares
This study evaluated the effect of the solid state cultivation (SSC) time of rice bran by Rhizopus oryzae on γ-oryzanol recovery and its antioxidant properties. Gamma-oryzanol was extracted with organic solvents and its extracts were characterized by GC-FID and HPLC-UV. The antioxidant capacity was assessed by DPPH and ABTS(+) assays, β-carotene/linoleic acid system, and reduction of oxidation in lipid system. The biomass showed the γ-oryzanol recovery increased by 51.5% (20.52mg/g), and 5.7% in polyunsaturated fatty acids...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317716/a-nano-delivery-system-for-bioactive-ingredients-using-supercritical-carbon-dioxide-and-its-release-behaviors
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Wenbei Situ, Xianliang Song, Shucan Luo, Yan Liang
For the purpose of ensuring the bioavailability of bioactive ingredients, a nano-delivery system with low toxicity was developed using supercritical carbon dioxide (SC-CO2). Compared to thin-film hydration (TFH), obtaining nano-scale liposomes is easier using SC-CO2. The characteristic of these liposomes was also demonstrated by the analysis of particle size and morphology. An in vitro release study showed that liposomes produced using SC-CO2 were resistant to low pH in simulated gastric conditions. In a simulated intestinal environment, enteric solubility of these liposomes was enhanced, which are important properties for controlled releasing bioactive ingredient...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317202/cooperative-magnetism-in-crystalline-n-aryl-substituted-verdazyl-radicals-first-principles-predictions-and-experimental-results
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Steffen Eusterwiemann, Thomas Dresselhaus, Carsten Doerenkamp, Oliver Janka, Oliver Niehaus, Anja Massolle, Constantin Daniliuc, Hellmut Eckert, Rainer Pöttgen, Johannes Neugebauer, Armido Studer
We report on a series of eight diaryl-6-oxo-verdazyl radicals containing a tert-butyl group at the C(3) position regarding their crystal structure and magnetic properties by means of magnetic susceptibility measurements in combination with quantum chemical calculations using the first-principles bottom-up approach. The latter method allows for a qualitative prediction and detailed analysis of the correlation between solid state architecture and magnetic properties. Although the perturbation in the molecular structure by varying the substituent of the N-aryl-ring may appear small, the effects upon the structural parameters controlling intermolecular magnetic coupling interactions are strong, resulting in a wide spectrum of cooperative magnetic behavior...
March 20, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317122/an-anthropomorphic-abdominal-phantom-for-deformable-image-registration-accuracy-validation-in-adaptive-radiation-therapy
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Yuliang Liao, Linjing Wang, Xiangdong Xu, Haibin Chen, Jiawei Chen, Guoqian Zhang, Huaiyu Lei, Ruihao Wang, Shuxu Zhang, Xuejun Gu, Xin Zhen, Linghong Zhou
PURPOSE: To design and construct a three-dimensional (3D) anthropomorphic abdominal phantom for geometric accuracy and dose summation accuracy evaluations of deformable image registration (DIR) algorithms for adaptive radiation therapy (ART). METHOD: Organ molds, including liver, kidney, spleen, stomach, vertebra and two metastasis tumors, were 3D printed using contours from an ovarian cancer patient. The organ molds were molded with deformable gels made of different mixtures of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and the softener dioctyl terephthalate...
March 20, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316237/chlorinated-polyfluoroalkyl-ether-sulfonic-acids-in-marine-organisms-from-bohai-sea-china-occurrence-temporal-variations-and-trophic-transfer-behavior
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Yanwei Liu, Ting Ruan, Yongfeng Lin, Aifeng Liu, Miao Yu, Runzeng Liu, Mei Meng, Yawei Wang, Jiyan Liu, Guibin Jiang
F-53B, the commercial product of chlorinated polyfluoroalkyl ether sulfonic acids (Cl-PFESAs), has been used in Chinese chrome plating industry for 30 years, and was recently identified in the environment, which caused great concerns. So far, limited investigations have been performed on their environmental occurrence, fate and impact. In this study, we demonstrated the wide occurrence of Cl-PFESAs and their trophic transfer behavior in marine organisms from Chinese Bohai Sea. 6:2 Cl-PFESA (< 0.016-0.575 ng/g wet weight) was the dominant congener, and 8:2 Cl-PFESA (< 0...
March 20, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
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