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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654938/numerical-study-of-bubble-area-evolution-during-acoustic-droplet-vaporization-enhanced-hifu-treatment
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Ying Xin, Aili Zhang, Lisa X Xu, J Brian Fowlkes
Acoustic Droplet Vaporization (ADV) has the potential to shorten treatment time of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) while minimizing the possible effects of microbubbles along the propagation path. Distribution of the bubbles formed from the droplets during the treatment is the major factor shaping the therapeutic region. A numerical model was proposed to simulate the bubble area evolution during this treatment. Using a linear acoustic equation to describe the ultrasound field, a threshold range was defined that determines the amount of bubbles vaporized in the treated area...
June 25, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654054/construction-and-setup-of-a-bench-scale-algal-photosynthetic-bioreactor-with-temperature-light-and-ph-monitoring-for-kinetic-growth-tests
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Amanda L Karam, Catherine C McMillan, Yi-Chun Lai, Francis L de Los Reyes, Heike W Sederoff, Amy M Grunden, Ranji S Ranjithan, James W Levis, Joel J Ducoste
The optimal design and operation of photosynthetic bioreactors (PBRs) for microalgal cultivation is essential for improving the environmental and economic performance of microalgae-based biofuel production. Models that estimate microalgal growth under different conditions can help to optimize PBR design and operation. To be effective, the growth parameters used in these models must be accurately determined. Algal growth experiments are often constrained by the dynamic nature of the culture environment, and control systems are needed to accurately determine the kinetic parameters...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653962/a-proposed-simulation-method-for-directed-self-assembly-of-nanographene
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James Geraets, Jack Baldwin, Reidun Twarock, Yvette Hancock
A methodology for predictive kinetic self-assembly modeling of bottom-up chemical synthesis of nanographene is proposed. The method maintains physical transparency in using a novel array format to efficiently store molecule information and by using array operations to determine reaction possibilities. Within a minimal model approach, the parameter space for the bond activation energies (i.e., molecule functionalization) at fixed reaction temperature and initial molecule concentrations is explored. Directed self-assembly of nanographene from functionalized tetrabenzanthracene and benzene is studied with regions in the activation energy phase-space showing length-to-width ratio tunability...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653848/ultrafast-nuclear-dynamics-of-photoexcited-guanosine-5-monophosphate-in-three-singlet-states
#4
Sayan Mondal, Mrinalini Puranik
We report measurement of resonance Raman (RR) spectra of 5'-guanosine monophosphate (GMP), a DNA nucleotide at excitation wavelengths throughout its ππ* absorption band (Bb) in 210-230 nm range. From these data, we constructed wavelength-dependent Raman intensity excitation profiles (REP) for all observed modes. These profiles and the absorption spectrum were then modeled using self-consistent simulations based on the time-dependent wave packet propagation (TDWP) formalism. We inferred the initial structural dynamics of GMP immediately after photoexcitation in terms of dimensionless displacements...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653020/ultrafast-carrier-thermalization-and-trapping-in-silicon-germanium-alloy-probed-by-extreme-ultraviolet-transient-absorption-spectroscopy
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Michael Zürch, Hung-Tzu Chang, Peter M Kraus, Scott K Cushing, Lauren J Borja, Andrey Gandman, Christopher J Kaplan, Myoung Hwan Oh, James S Prell, David Prendergast, Chaitanya D Pemmaraju, Daniel M Neumark, Stephen R Leone
Semiconductor alloys containing silicon and germanium are of growing importance for compact and highly efficient photonic devices due to their favorable properties for direct integration into silicon platforms and wide tunability of optical parameters. Here, we report the simultaneous direct and energy-resolved probing of ultrafast electron and hole dynamics in a silicon-germanium alloy with the stoichiometry Si0.25Ge0.75 by extreme ultraviolet transient absorption spectroscopy. Probing the photoinduced dynamics of charge carriers at the germanium M4,5-edge (∼30 eV) allows the germanium atoms to be used as reporter atoms for carrier dynamics in the alloy...
July 2017: Structural Dynamics (Melville, N.Y.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652969/interindividual-differences-in-motor-network-connectivity-and-behavioral-response-to-itbs-in-stroke-patients
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Svenja Diekhoff-Krebs, Eva-Maria Pool, Anna-Sophia Sarfeld, Anne K Rehme, Simon B Eickhoff, Gereon R Fink, Christian Grefkes
Cerebral plasticity-inducing approaches like repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) are of high interest in situations where reorganization of neural networks can be observed, e.g., after stroke. However, an increasing number of studies suggest that improvements in motor performance of the stroke-affected hand following modulation of primary motor cortex (M1) excitability by rTMS shows a high interindividual variability. We here tested the hypothesis that in stroke patients the interindividual variability of behavioral response to excitatory rTMS is related to interindividual differences in network connectivity of the stimulated region...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651585/a-vessel-length-based-method-to-compute-coronary-fractional-flow-reserve-from-optical-coherence-tomography-images
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Kyung Eun Lee, Seo Ho Lee, Eun-Seok Shin, Eun Bo Shim
BACKGROUND: Hemodynamic simulation for quantifying fractional flow reserve (FFR) is often performed in a patient-specific geometry of coronary arteries reconstructed from the images from various imaging modalities. Because optical coherence tomography (OCT) images can provide more precise vascular lumen geometry, regardless of stenotic severity, hemodynamic simulation based on OCT images may be effective. The aim of this study is to perform OCT-FFR simulations by coupling a 3D CFD model from geometrically correct OCT images with a LPM based on vessel lengths extracted from CAG data with clinical validations for the present method...
June 26, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651190/temporal-dynamics-of-the-compositions-and-activities-of-soil-microbial-communities-post-application-of-the-insecticide-chlorantraniliprole-in-paddy-soils
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Meng Wu, Jia Liu, Weitao Li, Ming Liu, Chunyu Jiang, Zhongpei Li
Chlorantraniliprole (CAP) is a newly developed insecticide widely used in rice fields in China. There has been few studies evaluating the toxicological effects of CAP on soil-associated microbes. An 85-day microcosm experiment was performed to reveal the dissipation dynamics of CAP in three types of paddy soils in subtropical China. The effects of CAP on microbial activities (microbial biomass carbon-MBC, basal soil respiration-BSR, microbial metabolic quotient-qCO2, acid phosphatase and sucrose invertase activities) in the soils were periodically evaluated...
June 23, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651183/investigating-the-effect-of-different-transducer-stiffness-values-on-the-contactin-complex-detachment-by-steered-molecular-dynamics
#9
Parnian Kianfar, Nabiollah Abolfathi, Navid Zarif Karimi
This study investigated the adhesion behavior of Contactin4 (CNTN4), a member of Immunoglobulin Super Family (Ig-SF) of cell adhesion molecules. Contactin4 plays a crucial role in the formation, maintenance, and plasticity of neuronal networks. Contactin in its complex configuration with protein tyrosine phosphatase gamma (PTPRG) was selected for simulation. By utilizing Steered Molecular Dynamics (SMD), the uniaxial force was applied to induce unbinding of the complex, and the force-induced detachment of complex components was probed...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650917/long-term-changes-in-left-ventricular-mass-echocardiographic-findings-from-a-general-population
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Cesare Cuspidi, Fosca Quarti, Raffaella Dell'Oro, Rita Facchetti, Michele Bombelli, Carla Sala, Marijana Tadic, Guido Grassi, Giuseppe Mancia
AIM: We sought to assess the long-term changes in left ventricular (LV) mass in a population-based sample, focusing on new onset, persistence, regression and severity of LV hypertrophy (LVH), as well as on the demographic and clinical variables independently related to this dynamic process. METHODS: A total of 1113 participants with measurable echocardiographic parameters at baseline and after a 10-year follow-up were included in the analysis. Cut points for LVH were derived from current echocardiographic guidelines...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650664/the-dynamical-transition-of-lipid-multi-lamellar-bilayers-as-a-matter-of-cooperativity
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Judith Peters, Jérémie Marion, Francesca Natali, Efim Kats, Dominique J Bicout
The present study is the application of a two-state model formerly developed by Bicout, D.J. and and Zaccai, G., Biophys J 2001, 80 (3), 1115-23 1 to describe the dynamical transition exhibited in the atomic mean square displacements of biological samples in terms of dynamic and thermodynamic parameters. Data were obtained by elastic incoherent neutron scattering on 1,2-dimyristoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine lipid membranes in various hydration states and on one partially per-deuterated lipid membrane. Fitting the data with the model allowed investigating which parts of lipid molecules were mainly involved in the dynamical transition, heads, tails or both...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650655/vibrational-relaxation-of-the-backbone-and-bases-modes-in-lacdna-complexes-by-uv-resonance-raman-spectroscopy
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Cristina M Muntean, Ioan Bratu, Antonio Hernanz
Vibrational band shape analysis through time correlation function concept is widely used to obtain experimental information on the molecular dynamics of medium size molecules in different environments. Interesting details are revealed by extending this technique to biomolecules such as functional groups of the nucleic acids in media approaching the physiological conditions. In this work a study into the UV resonance Raman (UVRR) vibrational half bandwidths of functional groups in LacDNA, upon lowering the pH (pH 6...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650639/on-site-determination-and-monitoring-of-real-time-fluence-delivery-for-an-operating-uv-reactor-based-on-a-true-fluence-rate-detector
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Mengkai Li, Wentao Li, Zhimin Qiang, Ernest R Blatchley
At present, on-site fluence (distribution) determination and monitoring of an operating UV system represents a considerable challenge. The recently developed micro-fluorescent silica detector (MFSD) is able to measure the approximate true fluence rate (FR) at a fixed position in a UV reactor that can be compared with a FR model directly. Hence it has provided a connection between model calculation and real-time fluence determination. In this study, an on-site determination and monitoring method of fluence delivery for an operating UV reactor was developed...
June 26, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650599/anti-mullerian-hormone-a-marker-of-upcoming-menopause-or-a-questionable-guesswork
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Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is a protein produced by pre-antral and small antral ovarian follicles. It is an acknowledged marker of ovarian reserve and remaining reproductive capacity, commonly used in reproductive medicine. From the third decade of life, AMH serum levels decrease consecutively up to menopause. Since the standardization of commercial assays, novel contributions of that parameter are being observed. Up to date, there is no screening tool for predicting the age of natural menopause (ANM). The following literature review evaluates the utility of AMH measurement in predicting ANM...
May 26, 2017: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650498/two-step-fret-mediated-metal-ion-induced-signalling-responses-in-a-probe-appended-with-three-fluorophores
#15
Biswonath Biswal, Ajoy Pal, Bamaprasad Bag
A tri-fluorophoric molecular probe (1) with three different derivatized fluorophores, i.e. anthracene (An), 7-nitrobenz-2-oxa-1,3-diazole (NBD) and rhodamine-B (Rh) appended on to a Tren [tris-(2-aminoethyl)amine] receptor was demonstrated to exhibit metal ion induced ratiometric fluorescence signalling through the initiation of a two-step fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) process owing to a compatible and substantial spectral overlap of electronic absorption and fluorescence of initial donor-intermediate donor/acceptor-final acceptor pairs...
June 26, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649788/pharmacokinetics-and-dynamics-of-mycophenolate-mofetil-after-single-dose-oral-administration-in-juvenile-dachshunds
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M Grobman, D M Boothe, H Rindt, B G Williamson, M L Katz, J R Coates, C R Reinero
Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) is recommended as an alternative/complementary immunosuppressant. Pharmacokinetic and dynamic effects of MMF are unknown in young-aged dogs. We investigated the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of single oral dose MMF metabolite, mycophenolic acid (MPA), in healthy juvenile dogs purpose-bred for the tripeptidyl peptidase 1 gene (TPP1) mutation. The dogs were heterozygous for the mutation (nonaffected carriers). Six dogs received 13 mg/kg oral MMF and two placebo. Pharmacokinetic parameters derived from plasma MPA were evaluated...
June 25, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649640/mri-derived-diffusion-parameters-in-the-human-optic-nerve-and-its-surrounding-sheath-during-head-down-tilt
#17
Darius A Gerlach, Karina Marshall-Goebel, Khader M Hasan, Larry A Kramer, Noam Alperin, Joern Rittweger
More than half of astronauts present with significant neuro-ophthalmic findings during 6-month missions onboard the International Space Station. Although the underlying cause of this Microgravity Ocular Syndrome is currently unknown, alterations in cerebrospinal fluid dynamics within the optic nerve sheath may play a role. In the presented study, diffusion tensor imaging was used to assess changes in diffusivity of the optic nerve and its surrounding sheath during head-down tilt, a ground-based model of microgravity...
2017: NPJ Microgravity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649591/data-on-nearshore-wave-process-and-surficial-beach-deposits-central-tamil-nadu-coast-india
#18
V Joevivek, N Chandrasekar
The chronicles of nearshore morphology and surficial beach deposits provide valuable information about the nature of the beach condition and the depositional environment. It imparts an understanding about the spatial and temporal relationship of nearshore waves and its influence over the distribution of beach sediments. This article contains data about wave and sediment dynamics of the ten sandy beaches along the central Tamil Nadu coast, India. This present dataset comprises nearshore wave parameters, breaker wave type, beach morphodynamic state, grain size distribution and weight percentage of heavy and light mineral distribution...
August 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649352/tracking-a-single-pigeon-using-a-shadowing-filter-algorithm
#19
Ayham Zaitouny, Thomas Stemler, Michael Small
Miniature GPS devices now allow for measurement of the movement of animals in real time and provide high- quality and high-resolution data. While these new data sets are a great improvement, one still encounters some measurement errors as well as device failures. Moreover, these devices only measure position and require further reconstruction techniques to extract the full dynamical state space with the velocity and acceleration. Direct differentiation of position is generally not adequate. We report on the successful implementation of a shadowing filter algorithm that (1) minimizes measurement errors and (2) reconstructs at the same time the full phase-space from a position recording of a flying pigeon...
June 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649338/estimating-and-interpreting-migration-of-amazonian-forests-using-spatially-implicit-and-semi-explicit-neutral-models
#20
Edwin Pos, Juan Ernesto Guevara Andino, Daniel Sabatier, Jean-François Molino, Nigel Pitman, Hugo Mogollón, David Neill, Carlos Cerón, Gonzalo Rivas-Torres, Anthony Di Fiore, Raquel Thomas, Milton Tirado, Kenneth R Young, Ophelia Wang, Rodrigo Sierra, Roosevelt García-Villacorta, Roderick Zagt, Walter Palacios Cuenca, Milton Aulestia, Hans Ter Steege
With many sophisticated methods available for estimating migration, ecologists face the difficult decision of choosing for their specific line of work. Here we test and compare several methods, performing sanity and robustness tests, applying to large-scale data and discussing the results and interpretation. Five methods were selected to compare for their ability to estimate migration from spatially implicit and semi-explicit simulations based on three large-scale field datasets from South America (Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana and Ecuador)...
June 2017: Ecology and Evolution
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