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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813049/unprecedented-solvent-induced-inter-conversion-between-monomeric-and-dimeric-silylene-zinc-iodide-adducts
#1
Sandeep Yadav, Ekta Sangtani, Diksha Dhawan, Rajesh G Gonnade, Debashree Ghosh, Sakya S Sen
Usually, when a silylene reacts with a transition metal Lewis acid, it forms an adduct which could be either monomeric or dimeric. However, we present here that a silylene, [PhC(NtBu)2SiN(SiMe3)2] can form both monomeric [PhC(NtBu)2Si{N(SiMe3)2} → ZnI2]·THF (1) and dimeric [{PhC(NtBu)2}(N(SiMe3)2)SiZnI,(μ-I)]2 (2) adducts upon reaction with ZnI2. The formation of 1 and 2 relies upon the solvent used for the reaction or crystallization. When the crystallization is carried out in THF complex 1 is formed, however, when the reaction and crystallization are performed in acetonitrile complex 2 is obtained...
August 16, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812949/-i-m-sure-we-made-it-a-better-study%C3%A2-experiences-of-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities-and-parent-carers-of-patient-and-public-involvement-in-a-health-research-study
#2
Carole Beighton, Christina Victor, Iain M Carey, Fay Hosking, Steve DeWilde, Derek G Cook, Paula Manners, Tess Harris
Patient and public involvement is considered integral to health research in the United Kingdom; however, studies documenting the involvement of adults with intellectual disabilities and parent carers in health research studies are scarce. Through group interviews, this study explored the perspectives and experiences of a group of adults with intellectual disabilities and a group of parent carers about their collaborative/participatory involvement in a 3-year study which explored the effectiveness of annual health checks for adults with intellectual disabilities...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intellectual Disabilities: JOID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812827/-seeing-the-difference-the-importance-of-visibility-and-action-as-a-mark-of-authenticity-in-co-production-comment-on-collaboration-and-co-production-of-knowledge-in-healthcare-opportunities-and-challenges
#3
Jo Cooke, Joe Langley, Dan Wolstenholme, Susan Hampshaw
The Rycroft-Malone paper states that co-production relies on 'authentic' collaboration as a context for action. Our commentary supports and extends this assertion. We suggest that 'authentic' co-production involves processes where participants can 'see' the difference that they have made within the project and beyond. We provide examples including: the use of design in health projects which seek to address power issues and make contributions visible through iteration and prototyping; and the development of 'actionable outputs' from research that are the physical embodiment of co-production...
October 17, 2016: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811974/ex-vivo-assessment-of-drug-response-on-breast-cancer-primary-tissue-with-preserved-microenvironments
#4
Manuele G Muraro, Simone Muenst, Valentina Mele, Luca Quagliata, Giandomenica Iezzi, Alexandar Tzankov, Walter P Weber, Giulio C Spagnoli, Savas D Soysal
Interaction between cancerous, non-transformed cells, and non-cellular components within the tumor microenvironment plays a key role in response to treatment. However, short-term culture or xenotransplantation of cancer specimens in immunodeficient animals results in dramatic modifications of the tumor microenvironment, thus preventing reliable assessment of compounds or biologicals of potential therapeutic relevance. We used a perfusion-based bioreactor developed for tissue engineering purposes to successfully maintain the tumor microenvironment of freshly excised breast cancer tissue obtained from 27 breast cancer patients and used this platform to test the therapeutic effect of antiestrogens as well as checkpoint-inhibitors on the cancer cells...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808859/best-practices-in-cell-culture-an-overview
#5
John M Baust, Gertrude Case Buehring, Lia Campbell, Eugene Elmore, John W Harbell, Raymond W Nims, Paul Price, Yvonne A Reid, Frank Simione
This overview describes a series of articles to provide an unmet need for information on best practices in animal cell culture. The target audience primarily consists of entry-level scientists with minimal experience in cell culture. It also include scientists, journalists, and educators with some experience in cell culture, but in need of a refresher in best practices. The articles will be published in this journal over a six-month period and will emphasize best practices in: (1) media selection; (2) use and evaluation of animal serum as a component of cell culture medium; (3) receipt of new cells into the laboratory; (4) naming cell lines; (5) authenticating cell line identity; (6) detecting and mitigating risk of cell culture contamination; (7) cryopreservation and thawing of cells; and (8) storing and shipping viable cells...
August 14, 2017: In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Animal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808476/bark-extracts-of-ceylon-cinnamon-possess-antilipidemic-activities-and-bind-bile-acids-in-vitro
#6
Walimuni Prabhashini Kaushalya Mendis Abeysekera, Sirimal Premakumara Galbada Arachchige, Wanigasekera Daya Ratnasooriya
Ethanol (95%) and dichloromethane : methanol (1 : 1) bark extracts of authenticated Ceylon cinnamon were investigated for range of antilipidemic activities (ALA): HMG-CoA reductase, lipase, cholesterol esterase, and cholesterol micellization inhibitory activities and bile acids binding in vitro. Individual compounds in bark extracts were also evaluated. Bark extracts showed ALA in all the assays studied. The IC50 (μg/mL) values ranged within 153.07 ± 8.38-277.13 ± 32.18, 297.57 ± 11.78-301.09 ± 4...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808393/evaluation-of-the-antidiabetic-properties-of-s-1708-mulberry-variety
#7
Brijesh Ranjan, Randhir Kumar, Neeraj Verma, Swati Mittal, Pranab Lal Pakrasi, R Venkatesh Kumar
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is a metabolic disease prevalent worldwide in all age group of people. The source of diabetes is due to an oxidation process that can produce free radicals. An increase in oxidative free radicals in the body is reported to be one of the several causes of diabetes. The best remedy to combat oxidative stress is the use of antioxidants, which inhibit and scavenge free radicals. AIM: This study has been undertaken to evaluate the antioxidant activity and antidiabetic effect of mulberry leaf extract in diabetic mice...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808384/molecular-authentication-of-the-traditional-medicinal-plant-lakshman-booti-smithia-conferta-sm-and-its-adulterants-through-dna-barcoding
#8
Suraj D Umdale, Parthraj R Kshirsagar, Manoj M Lekhak, Nikhil B Gaikwad
BACKGROUND: Smithia conferta Sm. is an annual herb widely used in Indian traditional medical practice and commonly known as "Lakshman booti" in Sanskrit. Morphological resemblance among the species of genus Smithia Aiton. leads to inaccurate identification and adulteration. This causes inconsistent therapeutic effects and also affects the quality of herbal medicine. AIM: This study aimed to generate potential barcode for authentication of S. conferta and its adulterants through DNA barcoding technique...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808251/continuous-production-of-macroporous-films-an-alternative-to-breath-figure-assembly
#9
Nazia Noor, Joachim Koll, Clarissa Abetz, Heiko Notzke, Volker Abetz
Despite the need for sophisticated instrumentation, breath figure assembly (BFA) methods are restricted to produce macroporous films on a tiny scale so far. The current study narrates the fabrication of macroporous films in hollow fiber geometry which extends to adopt the method for continuous production of isoporous surfaces from commercially available low-priced polymer materials. The fabrication of the films in the hollow fiber geometry is carried out by a co-centric quadruple orifice spinneret through which four different liquids are co-extruded simultaneously: bore fluid (to fill the lumen of the fiber), support layer solution, glycerol, and an isoporous film forming solution through the outer most orifice...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807891/a-collaborative-approach-to-identifying-social-media-markers-of-schizophrenia-by-employing-machine-learning-and-clinical-appraisals
#10
Michael L Birnbaum, Sindhu Kiranmai Ernala, Asra F Rizvi, Munmun De Choudhury, John M Kane
BACKGROUND: Linguistic analysis of publicly available Twitter feeds have achieved success in differentiating individuals who self-disclose online as having schizophrenia from healthy controls. To date, limited efforts have included expert input to evaluate the authenticity of diagnostic self-disclosures. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to move from noisy self-reports of schizophrenia on social media to more accurate identification of diagnoses by exploring a human-machine partnered approach, wherein computational linguistic analysis of shared content is combined with clinical appraisals...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807221/identification-of-processed-chinese-medicinal-materials-using-dna-mini-barcoding
#11
Ming Song, Gang-Qiang Dong, Ya-Qin Zhang, Xia Liu, Wei Sun
Most of Chinese medicinal herbs are subjected to traditional processing procedures, including stir-frying, charring, steaming, boiling, and calcining before they are released into dispensaries. The marketing and identification of processed medicinal materials is a growing issue in the marketplace. However, conventional methods of identification have limitations, while DNA mini-barcoding, based on the sequencing of a short-standardized region, has received considerable attention as a new potential means to identify processed medicinal materials...
July 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805720/theophylline-7%C3%AE-d-ribofuranoside-theonosine-a-new-theophylline-metabolite-generated-in-human-and-animal-lung-tissue
#12
Daniel S Sitar, James M Bowen, Juan He, Angelo Tesoro, Michael Spino
While assessing the ability of mammalian lung tissue to metabolize theophylline, a new metabolite was isolated and characterized. The metabolite was produced by the microsomal fraction of lungs from several species, including rat, rabbit, dog, pig, sheep and human tissue. Metabolite production was blocked by boiling the microsomal tissue. This new metabolite, theophylline-7β-d-ribofuranoside (theonosine), was confirmed by several spectral methods and by comparison to an authentic synthetic compound. Tissue studies from rats, rabbits, dogs, and humans for cofactor involvement demonstrated an absolute requirement for NADP and enhanced metabolite production in the presence of magnesium ion...
August 14, 2017: Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805511/special-issue-on-the-pace-trial
#13
David F Marks
We are proud that this issue marks a special contribution by the Journal of Health Psychology to the literature concerning interventions to manage adaptation to chronic health problems. The PACE Trial debate reveals deeply embedded differences between critics and investigators. It reveals an unwillingness of the co-principal investigators of the PACE trial to engage in authentic discussion and debate. It leads one to question the wisdom of such a large investment from the public purse (£5million) on what is a textbook example of a poorly done trial...
August 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801760/the-need-for-authenticity-based-autonomy-in-medical-ethics
#14
Lucie White
The notion of respect for autonomy dominates bioethical discussion, though what qualifies precisely as autonomous action is notoriously elusive. In recent decades, the notion of autonomy in medical contexts has often been defined in opposition to the notion of autonomy favoured by theoretical philosophers. Where many contemporary theoretical accounts of autonomy place emphasis on a condition of "authenticity", the special relation a desire must have to the self, bioethicists often regard such a focus as irrelevant to the concerns of medical ethics, and too stringent for use in practical contexts...
August 11, 2017: HEC Forum: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Hospitals' Ethical and Legal Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801042/triacylglycerols-tags-in-edible-oils-determination-characterization-quantitation-chemometric-approach-and-evaluation-of-adulterations
#15
REVIEW
Serena Indelicato, David Bongiorno, Rosa Pitonzo, Vita Di Stefano, Valentina Calabrese, Sergio Indelicato, Giuseppe Avellone
Vegetable oils are a dietary source of lipids that constitute an essential component of a healthy diet. The commonly used vegetable oils differ significantly for their triacylglycerol (TAG) profile. TAGs represent the principal components of oils and may contain different fatty acids (FA) esterified with glycerol leading to several positional isomers. To differentiate individual TAGs species in edible oils, advanced analysis systems and innovative methods are therefore required. TAGs can be considered as good fingerprints for quality control and many studies have been performed to develop rapid and low cost analytical methods to determinate the authenticity, origin and eventually evidence frauds or adulterations...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800549/simultaneous-determination-of-bentazone-and-its-metabolites-in-postmortem-whole-blood-using-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
#16
Byungsuk Cho, Suncheun Kim, Sangwhan In, Sanggil Choe
A liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method with solid-phase extraction (SPE) was developed and validated for the detection and quantitation of bentazone and its two hydroxylated metabolites, 6-hydroxybentazone and 8-hydroxybentazone, in postmortem blood. Sample cleanup was performed using a hydrophilic-lipophilic balanced (HLB) SPE cartridge and then separated on a C18 LC column using a gradient elution of 0.1% formic acid in distilled water and 0.1% formic acid in methanol. The identification of bentazone and its hydroxylated metabolites was performed using tandem mass spectrometry with electrospray ionization in negative ion mode with selective reaction monitoring...
July 29, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796824/droplet-digital-polymerase-chain-reaction-ddpcr-assays-integrated-with-an-internal-control-for-quantification-of-bovine-porcine-chicken-and-turkey-species-in-food-and-feed
#17
Hanan R Shehata, Jiping Li, Shu Chen, Helen Redda, Shumei Cheng, Nicole Tabujara, Honghong Li, Keith Warriner, Robert Hanner
Food adulteration and feed contamination are significant issues in the food/feed industry, especially for meat products. Reliable techniques are needed to monitor these issues. Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR) assays were developed and evaluated for detection and quantification of bovine, porcine, chicken and turkey DNA in food and feed samples. The ddPCR methods were designed based on mitochondrial DNA sequences and integrated with an artificial recombinant plasmid DNA to control variabilities in PCR procedures...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795897/living-as-an-lgbtq-adolescent-and-a-parent-s-child-overlapping-or-separate-experiences
#18
Christopher J Mehus, Ryan J Watson, Marla E Eisenberg, Heather L Corliss, Carolyn M Porta
It is well known that parental and community-based support are each related to healthy development in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, but little research has explored the ways these contexts interact and overlap. Through go-along interviews (a method in which participants guide the interviewer around the community) with 66 youth in British Columbia, Massachusetts, and Minnesota, adolescents (aged 14-19 years) reported varying extent of overlap between their LGBTQ experiences and their parent-youth experiences; parents and youth each contributed to the extent of overlap...
May 2017: Journal of Family Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795393/investigation-of-cross-contamination-among-human-cell-lines-used-in-china
#19
Mingzhen Wang, Meimei Yang, Yuehong Liu, Yaqing Huang, Fang Ye, Congyi Zheng, Chao Shen
Increasing attention has been paid to the hazard of cell line cross-contamination. More journals are requiring that cell lines be authenticated prior to manuscript submission. China Center for Type Culture Collection (CCTCC) has authenticated cell lines for publications in the International Journal of Cancer since 2009. Between 2010 and 2016, we authenticated 485 cell lines from 66 Chinese universities and research institutes. Almost 50% of cell lines were misidentified, most were completely replaced by other cell lines (mainly HeLa and its sublines)...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795315/a-roni-based-visible-watermarking-approach-for-medical-image-authentication
#20
Rohit Thanki, Surekha Borra, Vedvyas Dwivedi, Komal Borisagar
Nowadays medical data in terms of image files are often exchanged between different hospitals for use in telemedicine and diagnosis. Visible watermarking being extensively used for Intellectual Property identification of such medical images, leads to serious issues if failed to identify proper regions for watermark insertion. In this paper, the Region of Non-Interest (RONI) based visible watermarking for medical image authentication is proposed. In this technique, to RONI of the cover medical image is first identified using Human Visual System (HVS) model...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
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