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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741251/the-role-of-top-down-suppression-in-mitigating-the-disruptive-effects-of-task-irrelevant-feature-changes-in-visual-working-memory
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Andrea Bocincova, Amanda E van Lamsweerde, Jeffrey S Johnson
Studies of change detection have shown that changing the task-irrelevant features of remembered objects impairs change detection for task-relevant features, a phenomenon known as the irrelevant change effect. Although this effect is pronounced at short study-test intervals, it is eliminated at longer delays. This has prompted the proposal that although all features of attended objects are initially stored together in visual working memory (VWM), top-down control can be used to suppress task-irrelevant features over time...
July 24, 2017: Memory & Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741162/-scanning-electron-microscopic-investigations-of-cutting-edge-quality-in-lamellar-keratotomy-using-the-wavelight-femtosecond-laser-fs-200-what-influence-do-spot-distance-and-an-additional-tunnel-have
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T Hammer, T Höche, J Heichel
BACKGROUND: Femtosecond lasers (fs-lasers) are established cutting instruments for the creation of LASIK flaps. Previous studies often showed even rougher surfaces after application of fs-laser systems compared to lamellar keratotomy with mechanical microkeratomes. When cutting the cornea with fs-lasers, an intrastromal gas development occurs, which has a potentially negative influence on the cutting quality if the gas cannot be dissipated; therefore, manufacturers have chosen the way of gas assimilation in so-called pockets...
July 24, 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738311/perception-is-key-does-perceptual-sensitivity-and-parenting-behavior-predict-children-s-reactivity-to-others-emotions
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Joyce Weeland, Alithe Van den Akker, Meike Slagt, Samuel Putnam
When interacting with other people, both children's biological predispositions and past experiences play a role in how they will process and respond to social-emotional cues. Children may partly differ in their reactions to such cues because they differ in the threshold for perceiving such cues in general. Theoretically, perceptual sensitivity (i.e., the amount of detection of slight, low-intensity stimuli from the external environment independent of visual and auditory ability) might, therefore, provide us with specific information on individual differences in susceptibility to the environment...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737927/a-facile-non-reactive-hydrogen-peroxide-h2o2-detection-method-enabled-by-ion-chromatography-with-uv-detector
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Mingrui Song, Junli Wang, Baiyang Chen, Lei Wang
Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is present ubiquitously in natural environment and nowadays widely used in water and wastewater treatment processes for pollutant control. However, current analytical methods for H2O2 inevitably require reactions between H2O2 and other reactants to yield signals, thus likely subjective to interferences of coexisting colored, oxidative, and reductive compounds. In order to overcome these barriers, we herein for the first time propose to analyze H2O2 by ion chromatography (IC) equipped with ultraviolet (UV) detector...
July 24, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736435/extracellular-vesicles-in-renal-disease
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REVIEW
Diana Karpman, Anne-Lie Ståhl, Ida Arvidsson
Extracellular vesicles, such as exosomes and microvesicles, are host cell-derived packages of information that allow cell-cell communication and enable cells to rid themselves of unwanted substances. The release and uptake of extracellular vesicles has important physiological functions and may also contribute to the development and propagation of inflammatory, vascular, malignant, infectious and neurodegenerative diseases. This Review describes the different types of extracellular vesicles, how they are detected and the mechanisms by which they communicate with cells and transfer information...
July 24, 2017: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729645/nano-antenna-enhanced-two-focus-fluorescence-correlation-spectroscopy
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Lutz Langguth, Agata Szuba, Sander A Mann, Erik C Garnett, Gijsje H Koenderink, A Femius Koenderink
We propose two-focus fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (2fFCS) on basis of plasmonic nanoantennas that provide distinct hot spots that are individually addressable through polarization, yet lie within a single diffraction limited microscope focus. The importance of two-focus FCS is that a calibrated distance between foci provides an intrinsic calibration to derive diffusion constants from measured correlation times. Through electromagnetic modelling we analyze a geometry of perpendicular nanorods, and their inverse, i...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728754/copper-based-reactions-in-analyte-responsive-fluorescent-probes-for-biological-applications
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Ho Yu Au-Yeung, Chung Ying Chan, Ka Yan Tong, Zuo Hang Yu
Copper chemistry has been capitalized on in a wide spectrum of biological events. The central importance of copper in biology lies in the diverse chemical reactivity of the redox-active transition metal ranging from electron transfer, small molecule binding and activation, to catalysis. In addition to its many different roles in natural biological systems, the diverse chemical reactivity of copper also represents a rich opportunity and resource to develop synthetic bioanalytical tools for the study of biologically important species and molecules...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723193/highly-sensitive-squaraine-based-water-soluble-far-red-near-infrared-chromofluorogenic-thiophenol-probe
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Li Xiong, Jun Ma, Yan Huang, Zihe Wang, Zhiyun Lu
A squaraine-based far-red/near-infrared fluorescent probe (SQ-DNBS) was exploited for thiophenol detection. SQ-DNBS is a colorimetric and "off-on" fluorometric dual-channel "naked-eye" chemosensor showing high selectivity, high sensitivity (detection limit: 9.9 nM), and rapid response to thiophenol in aqueous solution. SQ-DNBS also can be used in practical applications for the detection of thiophenol in water samples. Photophysical and spectral characterization results revealed that the probing mechanism of SQ-DNBS toward thiophenol lies in the thiolate-mediated cleavage reaction...
April 28, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715476/spot-on-for-liars-how-public-scrutiny-influences-ethical-behavior
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Andreas Ostermaier, Matthias Uhl
We examine whether people are more honest in public than in private. In a laboratory experiment, we have subjects roll dice and report outcomes either in public or in private. Higher reports yield more money and lies cannot be detected. We also elicit subjects' ethical mindsets and their expectations about others' reports. We find that outcome-minded subjects lie less in public to conform with their expectations about others' reports. Ironically, these expectations are false. Rule-minded subjects, in turn, do not respond to public scrutiny...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714186/the-pinocchio-effect-and-the-cold-stress-test-lies-and-thermography
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A Moliné, G Gálvez-García, J Fernández-Gómez, J De la Fuente, O Iborra, F Tornay, J L Mata Martín, M Puertollano, E Gómez Milán
We applied the use of thermography to cognitive neuropsychology, particularly as an objective marker of subjective experiences, in the context of lying. We conducted three experiments: (a) An important lie was invented by the participants in 3 min, and it was recounted by phone to a significant person while they were recorded by the thermographic camera, obtaining a face and hands map of the lie. (b) A similar methodology was carried out, but adding the Cold Stress Test (CST) of the dominant hand during the phone call, obtaining a second physiologic marker (the percentage of thermal recovery) to detect the lie...
July 17, 2017: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713450/generalized-benford-s-law-as-a-lie-detector
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Nicolas Gauvrit Gauvrit, Jean-Charles Houillon, Jean-Paul Delahaye
The first significant (leftmost nonzero) digit of seemingly random numbers often appears to conform to a logarithmic distribution, with more 1s than 2s, more 2s than 3s, and so forth, a phenomenon known as Benford's law. When humans try to produce random numbers, they often fail to conform to this distribution. This feature grounds the so-called Benford analysis, aiming at detecting fabricated data. A generalized Benford's law (GBL), extending the classical Benford's law, has been defined recently. In two studies, we provide some empirical support for the generalized Benford analysis, broadening the classical Benford analysis...
2017: Advances in Cognitive Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712476/comparative-assessment-of-the-heart-s-functioning-by-using-the-akabane-test-and-classical-methods-of-instrumental-examination
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Valery Muzhikov, Elena Vershinina, Vadim Belenky, Ruslan Muzhikov
Acupuncture physicians have studied the application of reflexotherapy to cardiology. However, no one has investigated the connection of ancient Chinese diagnostic methods with modern tools. A total of 102 patients (54 men and 48 women) with heart pathology, namely, sick-sinus syndrome, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, and atrioventricular blockade, were studied using the usual instrumental methods (transesophageal electrophysiological study of the heart, echocardiography), after which they underwent Akabane thermopuncture testing as in traditional Chinese medicine...
June 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711722/-lie-to-me-oxytocin-impairs-lie-detection-between-sexes
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Michaela Pfundmair, Wiebke Erk, Annika Reinelt
The hormone oxytocin modulates various aspects of social behaviors and even seems to lead to a tendency for gullibility. The aim of the current study was to investigate the effect of oxytocin on lie detection. We hypothesized that people under oxytocin would be particularly susceptible to lies told by people of the opposite sex. After administration of oxytocin or a placebo, male and female participants were asked to judge the veracity of statements from same- vs. other-sex actors who either lied or told the truth...
July 5, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707500/noninvasive-imaging-of-immune-checkpoint-ligand-pd-l1-in-tumors-and-metastases-for-guiding-immunotherapy
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Samit Chatterjee, Wojciech G Lesniak, Sridhar Nimmagadda
Immunotherapy holds great promise in cancer treatment. The challenges in advancing immunotherapies lie in patient stratification and monitoring therapy. Noninvasive detection of immune checkpoint ligand PD-L1 can serve as an important biomarker for guidance and monitoring of immunotherapy. Here in, we provide an overview of our efforts to develop clinically translatable PD-L1-specific imaging agents for quantitative and real-time assessment of PD-L1 expression in tumor microenvironment.
January 2017: Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707450/a-simple-concept-for-covering-pressure-sores-wound-edge-based-propeller-perforator-flap
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Osman Kelahmetoglu, Koenraad Van Landuyt, Caglayan Yagmur, Casper E Sommeling, Musa K Keles, Volkan Tayfur, Tekin Simsek, Yener Demirtas, Ethem Guneren
We present a new surgical modification to allow propeller perforator flaps to cover pressure sores at various locations. We used a propeller perforator flap concept based on the detection of newly formed perforator vessels located 1 cm from the wound margin and stimulated by the chronic inflammation process. Between January 2009 and January 2017, 33 wound edge-based propeller perforator flaps were used to cover pressure sores at various locations in 28 patients. In four cases more than one flap was used on the same patient...
July 13, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701467/the-cross-species-mycobacterial-growth-inhibition-assay-mgia-project-2010-2014
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Michael J Brennan, Rachel Tanner, Sheldon Morris, Thomas J Scriba, Jacqueline M Achkar, Andrea Zelmer, David Hokey, Angelo Izzo, Sally Sharpe, Ann Williams, Adam Penn-Nicholson, Mzwandile Erasmus, Elena Stylianou, Daniel F Hoft, Helen McShane, Helen A Fletcher
The development of a functional biomarker assay in the tuberculosis (TB) field would be widely recognized as a major advance in efforts to efficiently develop and test novel TB vaccine candidates. We present preliminary studies using mycobacterial growth inhibition assays (MGIAs) to detect a BCG vaccine response across species, and extend this work to determine if a standardized MGIA can be applied in characterizing new generation TB vaccines. The comparative MGIA studies reviewed here aimed to evaluate robustness, reproducibility, and ability to reflect in vivo responses...
July 12, 2017: Clinical and Vaccine Immunology: CVI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695377/ventricular-dyssynchrony-assessment-using-ultra-high-frequency-ecg-technique
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Pavel Jurak, Josef Halamek, Jaroslav Meluzin, Filip Plesinger, Tereza Postranecka, Jolana Lipoldova, Miroslav Novak, Vlastimil Vondra, Ivo Viscor, Ladislav Soukup, Petr Klimes, Petr Vesely, Josef Sumbera, Karel Zeman, Roshini S Asirvatham, Jason Tri, Samuel J Asirvatham, Pavel Leinveber
PURPOSE: The aim of this proof-of-concept study is to introduce new high-dynamic ECG technique with potential to detect temporal-spatial distribution of ventricular electrical depolarization and to assess the level of ventricular dyssynchrony. METHODS: 5-kHz 12-lead ECG data was collected. The amplitude envelopes of the QRS were computed in an ultra-high frequency band of 500-1000 Hz and were averaged (UHFQRS). UHFQRS V lead maps were compiled, and numerical descriptor identifying ventricular dyssynchrony (UHFDYS) was detected...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693090/-study-of-basal-metabolic-rate-of-81-young-adults-aged-20-29-years-old-in-changsha
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X Zhou, D Q Mao, J Y Luo, J H Wu, Q Zhuo, Y M Li
Objective: To determine the basal metabolic rate (BMR) of young adults aged between 20-29 years old in Changsha. Methods: We recruited volunteers to join in our research project from April to May, 2015. All recruited volunteers must meet the inclusion criteria: aged 20-29 years old, height between 164-180 centimeters in males and 154-167 centimeters in females, in good health condition, and with no habit of regular physical exercise in last year. Finally, 81 qualified volunteers were selected as research objects, including 43 males and 38 females...
July 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688445/imaging-characterization-of-the-rapid-adiabatic-passage-in-a-source-rotatable-crossed-beam-scattering-experiment
#19
Huilin Pan, Sohidul Mondal, Chung-Hsin Yang, Kopin Liu
In order to achieve a more efficient preparation of a specific ro-vibrationally excited reactant state for reactive scattering experiments, we implemented the rapid adiabatic passage (RAP) scheme to our pulsed crossed-beam machine, using a single-mode, continuous-wave mid-infrared laser. The challenge for this source-rotatable apparatus lies in the non-orthogonal geometry between the molecular beam and the laser propagation directions. As such, the velocity spread of the supersonic beam results in a significantly broader Doppler distribution that needs to be activated for RAP to occur than the conventional orthogonal configuration...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688402/temperature-dependence-of-the-photodissociation-of-co2-from-high-vibrational-levels-205-230-nm-imaging-studies-of-co-x-1-%C3%AE-and-o-3-p-1-d-products
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S Sutradhar, B R Samanta, A K Samanta, H Reisler
The 205-230 nm photodissociation of vibrationally excited CO2 at temperatures up to 1800 K was studied using Resonance Enhanced Multiphoton Ionization (REMPI) and time-sliced Velocity Map Imaging (VMI). CO2 molecules seeded in He were heated in an SiC tube attached to a pulsed valve and supersonically expanded to create a molecular beam of rotationally cooled but vibrationally hot CO2. Photodissociation was observed from vibrationally excited CO2 with internal energies up to about 20 000 cm(-1), and CO(X(1)Σ(+)), O((3)P), and O((1)D) products were detected by REMPI...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
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