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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334223/a-novel-color-modulation-analysis-strategy-through-tunable-multiband-laser-for-nanoparticle-identification-and-evaluation
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Xuan Cao, Gang Lei, Jingjing Feng, Qi Pan, Xiaodong Wen, Yan He
Creating color difference and improving the color resolution in digital imaging is crucial for better application of color analy-sis. Herein, a novel color modulation analysis strategy was developed by using a homemade tunable multiband laser illumi-nation device, in which the portions of R, G, and B components of the illumination light are discretionarily adjustable, and hence the sample color could be visually modulated continuously in the RGB color space. Through this strategy, the color appearance of single gold nanorods (AuNRs) under dark-field microscopy, was migrated from the spectrally insensitive red region to the spectrally sensitive green-yellow-red region...
January 15, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334148/self-powered-si-cds-flexible-photodetector-with-broadband-response-from-325-to-1550-nm-based-on-pyro-phototronic-effect-an-approach-for-photosensing-below-bandgap-energy
#2
Yejing Dai, Xingfu Wang, Wenbo Peng, Cheng Xu, Changsheng Wu, Kai Dong, Ruiyuan Liu, Zhong Lin Wang
Cadmium sulfide (CdS) has received widespread attention as the building block of optoelectronic devices due to its extraordinary optoelectronic properties, low work function, and excellent thermal and chemical stability. Here, a self-powered flexible photodetector (PD) based on p-Si/n-CdS nanowires heterostructure is fabricated. By introducing the pyro-phototronic effect derived from wurtzite structured CdS, the self-powered PD shows a broadband response range, even beyond the bandgap limitation, from UV (325 nm) to near infrared (1550 nm) under zero bias with fast response speed...
January 15, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334111/constructing-two-dimensional-cufese2-au-heterostructured-nanosheets-with-an-amorphous-core-and-a-crystalline-shell-for-enhanced-near-infrared-light-water-oxidation
#3
Huang Wen, Hua Li, Suisui He, Fengjuan Chen, Erli Ding, Sha Liu, Baodui Wang, Yong Peng
Although substantial efforts have been made toward the synthesis of noble metal-semiconductor heteronanostructures, direct in situ synthesis of two-dimensional (2D) core-shell semiconductor@noble metal heterostructured nanosheets remains largely unexplored. Herein, we report the synthesis of a novel 2D core-shell CuFeSe2@Au heterostructured nanosheet with an amorphous core and a crystalline shell based on the reversed growth of Au nanosheets on the CuFeSe2 frameworks under near-infrared (NIR) illumination. The nanosheet exhibits strong absorbance in the NIR region, and the valence band top of CuFeSe2@Au nanosheets is higher than the oxidation potential of O2/H2O...
January 15, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333929/efficacy-of-an-imaging-device-at-identifying-the-presence-of-bacteria-in-wounds-at-a-plastic-surgery-outpatients-clinic
#4
Ellen L Blackshaw, Steven L A Jeffery
OBJECTIVE: Current standard diagnostic practice of bacterial infections by visual inspection under white light is subjective, and microbiological sampling is suboptimal due to high false negative rates and the lengthy time needed for culture results to arrive. The MolecuLight i:X Imaging Device attempts to combat the issues faced in standard practice by providing a non-contact, real-time method of visualising bacteria within wounds. Our aim was to test this imaging device in a series of patients...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333916/cytoplasmic-collagen-xi%C3%AE-i-as-a-prognostic-biomarker-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Bohan Zhang, Cheng Zhang, Xuetao Yang, Yue Chen, Hongqi Zhang, Jingshu Liu, Qingchen Wu
Stromal/cytoplasmic collagen XIαI (COL11A1) has been highlighted in the process of neoplastic transformation, including epithelial mensenchymal transition (EMT), metastasis and invasiveness. In this study, we aim to illuminate the clinical significance and biological role of COL11A1 in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). Herein, we investigated COL11A1 expression in 16 pairs of ESCC and adjacent normal tissues by RT-PCR and western blotting analysis. Correlations of COL11A1 expression with clinicopathologic parameters and survival status were then determined by immunohistochemistry in 116 ESCC and 50 normal specimens...
January 15, 2018: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333782/-research-advances-on-the-molecular-mechanism-of-autophagy-regulated-by-porphyromonas-gingivalis
#6
Zhao Yan, Yu Yang, Kou Yurong
Autophagy is an intracellular conservative degradation pathway. This event has been considered as a key step in host defense against bacterial infection. However, Porphyromonas gingivalis, as one of the evidence-sufficient periodontal pathogens, can utilize self-induced autophagy to achieve persistent intracellular survival and proliferation, which enable this organism to escape from host immune surveillance. This review focuses on molecular mechanism of P. gingivalis internalization and autophagy to illuminate its pathogenesis and to further explore the relationship between P...
December 1, 2017: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333705/a-light-harvesting-self-powered-monolith-tactile-sensor-based-on-electric-field-induced-effects-in-mapbi3-perovskite
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Rohit Saraf, Long Pu, Vivek Maheshwari
Organolead trihalide perovskite MAPbI3 shows a distinctive combination of properties such as being ferroelectric and semiconducting, with ion migration effects under poling by electric fields. The combination of its ferroelectric and semiconducting nature is used to make a light harvesting, self-powered tactile sensor. This sensor interfaces ZnO nanosheets as a pressure-sensitive drain on the MAPbI3 film and once poled is operational for at least 72 h with just light illumination. The sensor is monolithic in structure, has linear response till 76 kPa, and is able to operate continuously as the energy harvesting mechanism is decoupled from its pressure sensing mechanism...
January 15, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333704/asian-horses-deepen-the-msy-phylogeny
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S Felkel, C Vogl, D Rigler, V Jagannathan, T Leeb, R Fries, M Neuditschko, S Rieder, B Velie, G Lindgren, C-J Rubin, C Schlötterer, T Rattei, G Brem, B Wallner
Humans have shaped the population history of the horse ever since domestication about 5500 years ago. Comparative analyses of the Y chromosome can illuminate the paternal origin of modern horse breeds. This may also reveal different breeding strategies that led to the formation of extant breeds. Recently, a horse Y-chromosomal phylogeny of modern horses based on 1.46 Mb of the male-specific Y (MSY) was generated. We extended this dataset with 52 samples from five European, two American and seven Asian breeds...
January 15, 2018: Animal Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333352/smartphone-based-point-of-care-urinalysis-under-variable-illumination
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Moonsoo Ra, Mannan Saeed Muhammad, Chiawei Lim, Sehui Han, Chansung Jung, Whoi-Yul Kim
Urine tests are performed by using an off-the-shelf reference sheet to compare the color of test strips. However, the tabular representation is difficult to use and more prone to visual errors, especially when the reference color-swatches to be compared are spatially apart. Thus, making it is difficult to distinguish between the subtle differences of shades on the reagent pads. This manuscript represents a new arrangement of reference arrays for urine test strips (urinalysis). Reference color swatches are grouped in a doughnut chart, surrounding each reagent pad on the strip...
2018: IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333339/time-multiplexed-deep-reactive-ion-etching-of-germanium-and-silicon-a-comparison-of-mechanisms-and-application-to-x-ray-optics
#10
Vincent J Genova, David N Agyeman-Budu, Arthur R Woll
Although the mechanisms of deep reactive ion etching (DRIE) of silicon have been reported extensively, very little by comparison has been discussed concerning DRIE of germanium. By directly comparing silicon and germanium etching in a time multiplexed DRIE process, the authors extract significant differences in etch mechanisms from a design of experiment and discuss how these differences are relevant to the design and fabrication of silicon and germanium collimating channel array x-ray optics. The differences are illuminated by characteristics such as reactive ion etching (RIE)-lag, aspect ratio dependent etching, and sidewall passivation...
January 2018: Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology. B, Nanotechnology & Microelectronics: Materials, Processing, Measurement, & Phenomena: JVST B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332243/photosystem-i-with-benzoquinone-analogues-incorporated-into-the-a1-binding-site
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Hiroki Makita, Gary Hastings
Time-resolved FTIR difference spectroscopy has been used to study photosystem I (PSI) particles with three different benzoquinones [plastoquinone-9 (PQ), 2,6-dimethyl-1,4-benzoquinone (DMBQ), 2,3,5,6-tetrachloro-1,4-benzoquinone (Cl4BQ)] incorporated into the A1 binding site. If PSI samples are cooled in the dark to 77 K, the incorporated benzoquinones are shown to be functional, allowing the production of time-resolved (P700+A1--P700A1) FTIR difference spectra. If samples are subjected to repetitive flash illumination at room temperature prior to cooling, however, the time-resolved FTIR difference spectra at 77 K display contributions typical of the P700 triplet state (3P700), indicating a loss of functionality of the incorporated benzoquinones, that occurs because of double protonation of the incorporated benzoquinones...
January 13, 2018: Photosynthesis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331915/theory-of-water-treatment-by-capacitive-deionization-with-redox-active-porous-electrodes
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Fan He, P M Biesheuvel, Martin Z Bazant, T Alan Hatton
Capacitive deionization (CDI) for water treatment, which relies on the capture of charged species to sustain the electrical double layers (EDLs) established within porous electrodes under an applied electrical potential, can be enhanced by the chemical attachment of fixed charged groups to the porous electrode electrodes (ECDI). It has recently been demonstrated that further improvements in capacity and energy storage can be gained by functionalization of the electrode surfaces with redox polymers in which the charge on the electrodes can be modulated through Faradaic reactions under different cell voltages in a capacitive process that can be called "Faradaic CDI" (FaCDI)...
January 3, 2018: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331640/recent-advances-in-application-of-uv-light-emitting-diodes-for-degrading-organic-pollutants-in-water-through-advanced-oxidation-processes-a-review
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REVIEW
Galina Matafonova, Valeriy Batoev
Over the last decade, ultraviolet light-emitting diodes (UV LEDs) have attracted considerable attention as alternative mercury-free UV sources for water treatment purposes. This review is a comprehensive analysis of data reported in recent years (mostly, post 2014) on the application of UV LED-induced advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) to degrade organic pollutants, primarily dyes, phenols, pharmaceuticals, insecticides, estrogens and cyanotoxins, in aqueous media. Heterogeneous TiO2-based photocatalysis in lab grade water using UVA LEDs is the most frequently applied method for treating organic contaminants...
January 4, 2018: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331487/curecuma-cationic-curcuminoids-with-improved-properties-and-enhanced-antimicrobial-photodynamic-activity
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Andreas Spaeth, Andre Graeler, Tim Maisch, Kristjan Plaetzer
The naturally occurring photosensitizer curcumin has excellent biocompatibility, but its antimicrobial photodynamic efficacy is limited by (i) weak adherence to Gram(-) cell walls, (ii) low (photo-)stability and (iii) limited solubility in water. In this study novel curcuminoids bearing cationic substituents were prepared by different synthetic routes. The derivatives exhibit excellent water solubility, improved photostability and low aggregation. All novel curcuminoids showed antibacterial photodynamic effects (>3 log10 reduction of CFU) against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus upon blue light illumination...
October 21, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331255/an-automated-and-robust-image-processing-algorithm-for-glaucoma-diagnosis-from-fundus-images-using-novel-blood-vessel-tracking-and-bend-point-detection
#15
Soorya M, Ashish Issac, Malay Kishore Dutta
Glaucoma is an ocular disease which can cause irreversible blindness. The disease is currently identified using specialized equipment operated by optometrists manually. The proposed work aims to provide an efficient imaging solution which can help in automating the process of Glaucoma diagnosis using computer vision techniques from digital fundus images. The proposed method segments the optic disc using a geometrical feature based strategic framework which improves the detection accuracy and makes the algorithm invariant to illumination and noise...
February 2018: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330438/improved-resolution-optical-time-stretch-imaging-based-on-high-efficiency-in-fiber-diffraction
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Guoqing Wang, Zhijun Yan, Lei Yang, Lin Zhang, Chao Wang
Most overlooked challenges in ultrafast optical time stretch imaging (OTSI) are sacrificed spatial resolution and higher optical loss. These challenges are originated from optical diffraction devices used in OTSI, which encode image into spectra of ultrashort optical pulses. Conventional free-space diffraction gratings, as widely used in existing OTSI systems, suffer from several inherent drawbacks: limited diffraction efficiency in a non-Littrow configuration due to inherent zeroth-order reflection, high coupling loss between free-space gratings and optical fibers, bulky footprint, and more importantly, sacrificed imaging resolution due to non-full-aperture illumination for individual wavelengths...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329776/sequential-dark-and-photo-fermentation-hydrogen-production-from-hydrolyzed-corn-stover-a-pilot-test-using-11%C3%A2-m3-reactor
#17
Quanguo Zhang, Zhiping Zhang, Yi Wang, Duu-Jong Lee, Gang Li, Xuehua Zhou, Danping Jiang, Bo Xu, Chaoyang Lu, Yameng Li, Xumeng Ge
Pilot tests of sequential dark and photo fermentation H2 production were for the first time conducted in a 11 m3 reactor (3 m3 for dark and 8 m3 for photo compartments). A combined solar and light-emitting diode illumination system and a thermal controlling system was installed and tested. With dark fermentation unit maintained at pH 4.5 and 35 °C and photo fermentation unit at pH 7.0 and 30 °C, the overall biogas production rate using hydrolyzed corn stover as substrate reached 87.8 ± 3.8 m3/d with 68% H2 content, contributed by dark unit at 7...
January 4, 2018: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329540/children-with-albinism-in-african-regions-their-rights-to-being-and-doing
#18
Anita Franklin, Patricia Lund, Caroline Bradbury-Jones, Julie Taylor
BACKGROUND: Albinism is an inherited condition with a relatively high prevalence in populations throughout sub-Saharan Africa. People with oculocutaneous albinism have little or no pigment in their hair, skin and eyes; thus they are visually impaired and extremely sensitive to the damaging effect of the sun on their skin. Aside from the health implications of oculocutaneous albinism, there are also significant sociocultural risks. The impacts of albinism are particularly serious in areas that associate albinism with legend and folklore, leading to stigmatisation and discrimination...
January 12, 2018: BMC International Health and Human Rights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329053/long-term-safety-area-tracking-lt-sat-with-online-failure-detection-and-recovery-for-robotic-minimally-invasive-surgery
#19
Veronica Penza, Xiaofei Du, Danail Stoyanov, Antonello Forgione, Leonardo S Mattos, Elena De Momi
Despite the benefits introduced by robotic systems in abdominal Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), major complications can still affect the outcome of the procedure, such as intra-operative bleeding. One of the causes is attributed to accidental damages to arteries or veins by the surgical tools, and some of the possible risk factors are related to the lack of sub-surface visibilty. Assistive tools guiding the surgical gestures to prevent these kind of injuries would represent a relevant step towards safer clinical procedures...
December 22, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328777/systematic-review-of-developmental-care-interventions-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-since-2006
#20
Sara Burke
Intervention studies designed to improve neurodevelopmental outcomes of premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) were evaluated in this systematic review to analyze research methods, to illuminate the effectiveness of interventions, and to make recommendations for future research. Google Scholar, the Cumulative Index of Nursing and Applied Health Literature, PubMed, and Cochrane databases were investigated to identify experimental and quasi-experimental interventional studies in peer-reviewed journals...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Child Health Care: for Professionals Working with Children in the Hospital and Community
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