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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719745/highly-efficient-water-decontamination-by-using-sub-10-nm-feooh-confined-within-millimeter-sized-mesoporous-polystyrene-beads
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Xiaolin Zhang, Cheng Cheng, Jieshu Qian, Zhenda Lu, Siyuan Pan, Bing-Cai Pan
Millimeter-sized polymer-based FeOOH nanoparticles (NPs) provide a promising option to overcome the bottlenecks of direct use of NPs in scaled-up water purification, and decreasing the NP size below 10 nm is expected to improve the decontamination efficiency of the polymeric nanocomposites due to the size and surface effect. However, it is still challenging to control the dwelled FeOOH NP sizes to sub-10 nm, mainly due to the wide pore size distribution of the currently available polymeric hosts. Herein, we synthesized mesoporous polystyrene beads (MesoPS) via flash freezing to assemble FeOOH NPs...
July 18, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719415/heart-failure-self-care-to-success-development-and-evaluation-of-a-program-toolkit
#2
Rebecca Bryant
The Heart Failure: Self-care to Success toolkit was developed to assist NPs in empowering patients with heart failure (HF) to improve individual self-care behaviors. This article details the evolution of this toolkit for NPs, its effectiveness with patients with HF, and recommendations for future research and dissemination strategies.
August 17, 2017: Nurse Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719065/unconventional-route-to-uniform-hollow-semiconducting-nanoparticles-with-tailorable-dimensions-compositions-surface-chemistry-and-near-infrared-absorption
#3
Yanjie He, Xinchang Pang, Beibei Jiang, Chaowei Feng, Yeu Wei Harn, Yihuang Chen, Young Jun Yoon, Shuang Pan, Cheng-Hsin Lu, Yajing Chang, Mona Zebarjadi, Zhitao Kang, Naresh Thadhani, Juan Peng, Zhiqun Lin
Despite recent impressive advances in synthesizing lead chalcogenide solid nanoparticles, there are no demonstrations of lead chalcogenide hollow nanoparticles (HNPs) with controlled hollow diameter and shell thickness as current synthetic approaches for HNPs have inherent limitations associated with inability to precisely control the dimensions and restriction of applicable materials in scope. Herein, we report on an unconventional strategy for crafting uniform PbS and PbTe HNPs with tailorable size, surface chemistry, and near-IR absorption...
July 18, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718777/an-assembly-and-interaction-of-upconversion-and-plasmonic-nanoparticles-on-organometallic-nanofibers-enhanced-multicolor-upconversion-downshifting-emission-and-plasmonic-effect
#4
Priyam Singh, Praveen Kumar Shahi, Rajiv Prakash, S B Rai
We herein present a novel inorganic-organic hybrid nanoparticle (HNPs) constituted of inorganic NPs, NaY0.78Er0.02Yb0.2F4, and organometallic nanofiber, Tb(ASA)3Phen (TAP). The X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared absorption and TEM analyse reveal that, the prepared ultrafine upconversion nanoparticles {UCNPs (6-9 nm)} are dispersed on the surface of TAP nanofibers. We observe that addition of TAP in UCNPs, effectively prevents the surface quenching to boost the UC intensity and enables tuning of UC emission from green to red region by controlling the phonon frequency around Er3+ ion...
July 18, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718650/self-regulated-nanoparticle-assembly-at-liquid-liquid-interfaces-a-route-to-adaptive-structuring-of-liquids
#5
Caili Huang, Mengmeng Cui, Zhiwei Sun, Feng Liu, Brett A Helms, Thomas P Russell
The controlled structuring of liquids into arbitrary shapes can be achieved in biphasic liquid media using the interfacial assemblies of nanoparticle surfactants (NP-surfactants), that consist of a polar nanoparticle "head group" bound to one or more hydrophobic polymer "tails". The non-equilibrium shapes of the suspended liquid phase can be rendered permanent by the jamming of the NP-surfactants formed and assembled at the interface between the liquids as the system attempts to minimize the interfacial area between the liquids...
July 18, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717799/interface-interactions-and-enhanced-room-temperature-ferromagnetism-of-ag-ceo2-nanostructures
#6
Shih-Yun Chen, Eric Tseng, Yi-Ta Lai, William Lee, Alexandre Gloter
Enhancement of room temperature ferromagnetism (RTFM) has been achieved with core-shell metal-oxide nanoparticles (Ag@CeO2). To enhance the magnetic properties, interfacial charge transfer is achieved via the formation of a core-shell interface. Furthermore, by varying the shell thicknesses, additional control of the RTFM can be obtained. The Ag@CeO2 core-shell nanoparticles are synthesized successfully via a two-step method. Ag nanoparticles (NPs) are first synthesized on a TiO2 substrate by a thermally assisted photoreduction method, and then CeO2 NPs are deposited on the surface of Ag NPs by chemical reduction...
July 18, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717337/effect-of-surface-modification-on-the-in-vitro-protein-adsorption-and-cell-cytotoxicity-of-vinorelbine-nanoparticles
#7
Nandhakumar Sathyamoorthy, Dhanaraju Dasaratha Magharla, Sundar Devendaran Vankayalu
CONTEXT: Nanocarriers possessing long-circulating abilities could take advantage of the pathophysiology of tumor vasculature to achieve spatial placement. To attain such qualities, the drug carriers should possess suitable physicochemical properties such as size and surface hydrophilicity. AIM: The aim of this study was to prepare poly(ε-caprolactone) nanoparticles (NPs) loaded with vinorelbine bitartrate (VB) and to modify its steric properties using polyethylene glycol and poloxamer...
April 2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716167/osteopontin-induced-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-production-in-dispersed-nasal-polyp-cells-through-the-phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase-protein-kinase-b-and-the-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase-1-2-pathways
#8
Jingdong Du, Huadong Mao, Hong Ouyang, Yan Xin
BACKGROUND: Osteopontin (OPN) is involved in cell survival, migration, and angiogenesis. The role of OPN in inducing angiogenesis in tumor has been confirmed. In this study, we investigated the expression of OPN in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) with nasal polyp (NP) and the relationship of OPN with vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) production. METHODS: We enrolled 45 subjects with CRS (25 with CRS with NPs [CRSwNP] and 20 subjects with CRS without NPs [CRSsNP]), and with 14 normal controls to determine the expression of OPN and VEGF...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716104/evaluating-the-potential-of-gold-silver-and-silica-nanoparticles-to-saturate-mononuclear-phagocytic-system-tissues-under-repeat-dosing-conditions
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James L Weaver, Grainne A Tobin, Taylor Ingle, Simona Bancos, David Stevens, Rodney Rouse, Kristina E Howard, David Goodwin, Alan Knapton, Xiaohong Li, Katherine Shea, Sharron Stewart, Lin Xu, Peter L Goering, Qin Zhang, Paul C Howard, Jessie Collins, Saeed Khan, Kidon Sung, Katherine M Tyner
BACKGROUND: As nanoparticles (NPs) become more prevalent in the pharmaceutical industry, questions have arisen from both industry and regulatory stakeholders about the long term effects of these materials. This study was designed to evaluate whether gold (10 nm), silver (50 nm), or silica (10 nm) nanoparticles administered intravenously to mice for up to 8 weeks at doses known to be sub-toxic (non-toxic at single acute or repeat dosing levels) and clinically relevant could produce significant bioaccumulation in liver and spleen macrophages...
July 17, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715773/developmental-toxicity-of-fe3o4-nanoparticles-on-cysts-and-three-larval-stages-of-artemia-salina
#10
Song Zhu, Ming-Yang Xue, Fei Luo, Wei-Chao Chen, Bin Zhu, Gao-Xue Wang
Using Artemia salina cysts (capsulated and decapsulated) and larvae (instar I, II and III) as experimental models, the potential effects of Fe3O4 nanoparticles (Fe3O4-NPs) on marine ecosystems were investigated. Hatchability, mortality and a number of ethological, morphological and biochemical parameters were selected as end-points to define the toxic responses. Data showed that the hatching rates of capsulated and decapsulated cysts were significantly decreased (p < 0.01) following exposure to 600 mg/L for 24 and 36 h...
July 14, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715765/impact-of-coated-tio2-nanoparticles-used-in-sunscreens-on-two-representative-strains-of-the-human-microbiota-effect-of-the-particle-surface-nature-and-aging
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Laura Rowenczyk, Cécile Duclairoir-Poc, Magalie Barreau, Céline Picard, Nicolas Hucher, Nicole Orange, Michel Grisel, Marc Feuilloley
The impact of two differently coated TiO2-nanoparticles (NPs) was evaluated on two representative bacteria from the cutaneous microbiota (Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas fluorescens) in conditions of use. Particles were coated in order to exhibit either hydrophilic or hydrophobic behavior. A first exposure scenario within some fresh/aged model emulsions was developed in order to measure both the impact of the NPs presence and their surface nature during the emulsions conservation. Thanks to this protocol, it was demonstrated that, during aging, the hydrophobic NPs modified the physicochemical characteristics of the emulsions, such as the pH or the colloids sizes, and favored the development of potential pathogenic bacteria...
July 8, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715631/synergistic-bacteria-killing-through-photodynamic-and-physical-actions-of-graphene-oxide-ag-collagen-coating
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Xianzhou Xie, Congyang Mao, Xiangmei Liu, Yanzhe Zhang, Zhenduo Cui, Xianjin Yang, Kelvin Wai Kwok Yeung, Haobo Pan, Paul K Chu, Shuilin Wu
Researchers have widely agreed that the broad spectrum antibacterial activity of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) can be predominantly ascribed to the action of Ag+. This study marks the first report detailing the rapid and highly efficient synergistic bacteria killing of AgNPs, which is achieved by inspiring AgNPs' strong photocatalytic capability to rapidly produce radical oxygen species using 660 nm visible light together with the innate antimicrobial ability of Ag+. These AgNPs were uniformly distributed into well-defined graphene oxide (GO) nanosheets through an in-situ reduction of Ag+ and subsequently wrapped with a thin layer of typeⅠcollagen...
July 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715369/electrospinning-of-photocatalytic-electrodes-for-dye-sensitized-solar-cells
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Nicolò Canever, Fraser Hughson, Thomas J Macdonald, Thomas Nann
This work demonstrates a protocol to fabricate a fiber-based photoanode for dye-sensitized solar cells, consisting of a light-scattering layer made of electrospun titanium dioxide nanofibers (TiO2-NFs) on top of a blocking layer made of commercially available titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2-NPs). This is achieved by first electrospinning a solution of titanium (IV) butoxide, polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP), and glacial acetic acid in ethanol to obtain composite PVP/TiO2 nanofibers. These are then calcined at 500 °C to remove the PVP and to obtain pure anatase-phase titania nanofibers...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715175/airborne-nanoparticle-release-and-toxicological-risk-from-metal-oxide-coated-textiles-toward-a-multi-scale-safe-by-design-approach
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Paride Mantecca, Kaja Kasemets, Archana Deokar, Ilana Perelshtein, Aharon Gedanken, Yeon Kyoung Bahk, Baharh Kianfar, Jing Wang
Nano metal oxides have been proposed as alternatives to Silver (Ag) nanoparticles (NPs) for antibacterial coatings. Here cotton and polyester-cotton fabrics were sonochemically coated with Zinc oxide (ZnO) ZnO and Copper oxide (CuO) CuO NPs. By varying the reaction solvent (water or ethanol), NPs with different sizes and shapes were synthesized. The cytotoxic and pro-inflammatory effects of studied NPs were investigated in vitro in human alveolar epithelial A549 and macrophage-like THP1 cells. To understand the potential respiratory impact of the NPs, the coated textiles were subjected to the abrasion tests and the released airborne particles were measured...
July 17, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714110/poly-vinylpyrollidone-and-selenocysteine-modified-bi2-se3-nanoparticles-enhance-radiotherapy-efficacy-in-tumors-and-promote-radioprotection-in-normal-tissues
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Jiangfeng Du, Zhanjun Gu, Liang Yan, Yuan Yong, Xuan Yi, Xiao Zhang, Jing Liu, Renfei Wu, Cuicui Ge, Chunying Chen, Yuliang Zhao
The development of a new generation of nanoscaled radiosensitizers that can not only enhance radiosensitization of tumor tissues, but also increase radioresistance of healthy tissue is highly desirable, but remains a great challenge. Here, this paper reports a new versatile theranostics based on poly(vinylpyrollidone)- and selenocysteine-modified Bi2 Se3 nanoparicles (PVP-Bi2 Se3 @Sec NPs) for simultaneously enhancing radiotherapeutic effects and reducing the side-effects of radiation. The as-prepared nanoparticles exhibit significantly enhanced free-radical generation upon X-ray radiation, and remarkable photothermal effects under 808 nm NIR laser irradiation because of their strong X-ray attenuation ability and high NIR absorption capability...
July 17, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713887/morphology-dependent-catalysis-and-surface-enhanced-raman-scattering-sers-studies-using-pd-nanostructures-in-dna-ctab-and-pva-scaffolds
#16
Subrata Kundu, Su-In Yi, Lian Ma, Yunyun Chen, Wei Dai, Alexander M Sinyukov, Hong Liang
Palladium nanoparticles (Pd NPs) of three different morphologies viz., nanocubes with cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB), nanowires with polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and Pd NPs with deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) scaffolds were synthesized by UV-irradiation. Catalysis and surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) studies were done with the synthesized morphologically distinct Pd nanostructures for the very first time. The catalytic rate was extremely high with Pd nanowires templated with PVA and the order of the catalytic rate was Pd nanowires in PVA > Pd nanocubes in CTAB > DNA-Pd wire-like assemblies...
July 17, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713795/a-new-approach-to-predict-the-fish-fillet-shelf-life-in-presence-of-natural-preservative-agents
#17
Alessandro Giuffrida, Filippo Giarratana, Davide Valenti, Daniele Muscolino, Roberta Parisi, Alessio Parco, Stefania Marotta, Graziella Ziino, Antonio Panebianco
Three data sets concerning the behaviour of spoilage flora of fillets treated with natural preservative substances (NPS) were used to construct a new kind of mathematical predictive model. This model, unlike other ones, allows expressing the antibacterial effect of the NPS separately from the prediction of the growth rate. This approach, based on the introduction of a parameter into the predictive primary model, produced a good fitting of observed data and allowed characterising quantitatively the increase of shelf-life of fillets...
April 13, 2017: Italian Journal of Food Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713291/an-expanding-world-of-novel-psychoactive-substances-opioids
#18
REVIEW
Jolanta B Zawilska
The abuse of novel psychoactive substances (NPS) has been increasing dramatically worldwide since late 2000s. By the end of 2015, more than 560 NPS had been reported to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. Although the most popular compounds are synthetic cannabinoids and psychostimulatory derivatives of cathinone (so-called β-keto-amphetamines), novel synthetic opioids have recently emerged on the recreational drug market. They include fentanyl (a potent narcotic analgesic) and its analogs (e...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713002/photo-stimulation-of-persistent-luminescence-nanoparticles-enhances-cancer-cells-death
#19
Gonzalo Ramírez-García, Minerva Martínez-Alfaro, Fanny d'Orlyé, Fethi Bedioui, Nathalie Mignet, Anne Varenne, Silvia Gutiérrez-Granados, Cyrille Richard
Persistent luminescence nanoparticles made of ZnGa1.995Cr0.005O4 (ZGO-NPs) are innovative nanomaterials that emit photons during long periods of time after the end of the excitation, allowing their use as diagnosis probes for in vivo optical imaging. During the excitation process, a part of the energy is stored in traps to further emit photons over long time. However, we observed in this study that some of the energy reduces molecular oxygen to produce reactive oxygen species (ROS). Following this observation, theoxidative stress induction and cytotoxic effects of these NPs were investigated on human breast cancer cells...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712948/when-pain-really-matters-a-vicarious-pain-brain-marker-tracks-empathy-for-pain-in-the-romantic-partner
#20
Marina López-Solà, Leonie Koban, Anjali Krishnan, Tor D Wager
In a previous study (Krishnan, 2016) we identified a whole-brain pattern, the Vicarious Pain Signature (VPS), which predicts vicarious pain when participants observe pictures of strangers in pain. Here, we test its generalization to observation of pain in a close significant other. Participants experienced painful heat (Self-pain) and observed their romantic partner in pain (Partner-Pain). We measured whether (i) the VPS would respond selectively to Partner-Pain and (ii) the Neurologic Pain Signature (NPS), a measure validated to track somatic pain, would selectively respond to Self-Pain, despite the high interpersonal closeness between partners...
July 13, 2017: Neuropsychologia
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