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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341290/the-cessation-of-breathing-in-the-chicken-embryo-during-cold-hypometabolism
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Ryoji Ide, Satoko Tomita Ide, Jacopo P Mortola
The avian embryo toward end-incubation combines gas exchange through the chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) and pulmonary ventilation (V˙E). The main experiments examined breathing activity during cold-hypometabolism. Chicken embryos close to hatching were prepared for simultaneous measurements of oxygen consumption ( [Formula: see text] ) and carbon dioxide production ( [Formula: see text] ; open-flow methodology) and breathing frequency (f; barometric technique). As ambient (Ta) and egg temperature (Tegg) dropped, breathing eventually ceased at ∼18°C, when [Formula: see text] and [Formula: see text] were 22-28% of the normothermic values...
March 21, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331790/ultrathin-fluidic-laminates-for-large-area-fa%C3%A3-ade-integration-and-smart-windows
#2
Benjamin P V Heiz, Zhiwen Pan, Gerhard Lautenschläger, Christin Sirtl, Matthias Kraus, Lothar Wondraczek
Buildings represent more than 40% of Europe's energy demands and about one third of its CO2 emissions. Energy efficient buildings and, in particular, building skins have therefore been among the key priorities of international research agendas. Here, glass-glass fluidic devices are presented for large-area integration with adaptive façades and smart windows. These devices enable harnessing and dedicated control of various liquids for added functionality in the building envelope. Combining a microstructured glass pane, a thin cover sheet with tailored mechanical performance, and a liquid for heat storage and transport, a flat-panel laminate is generated with thickness adapted to a single glass sheet in conventional windows...
March 2017: Advanced Science (Weinheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325842/surface-changes-on-comet-67p-churyumov-gerasimenko-suggest-a-more-active-past
#3
M Ramy El-Maarry, O Groussin, N Thomas, M Pajola, A-T Auger, B Davidsson, X Hu, S F Hviid, J Knollenberg, C Güttler, C Tubiana, S Fornasier, C Feller, P Hasselmann, J-B Vincent, H Sierks, C Barbieri, P Lamy, R Rodrigo, D Koschny, H U Keller, H Rickman, M F A'Hearn, M A Barucci, J-L Bertaux, I Bertini, S Besse, D Bodewits, G Cremonese, V Da Deppo, S Debei, M De Cecco, J Deller, J D P Deshapriya, M Fulle, P J Gutierrez, M Hofmann, W-H Ip, L Jorda, G Kovacs, J-R Kramm, E Kührt, M Küppers, L M Lara, M Lazzarin, Z-Yi Lin, J J Lopez Moreno, S Marchi, F Marzari, S Mottola, G Naletto, N Oklay, A Pommerol, F Preusker, F Scholten, X Shi
The Rosetta spacecraft spent ~2 years orbiting comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, most of it at distances that allowed surface characterization and monitoring at submeter scales. From December 2014 to June 2016, numerous localized changes were observed, which we attribute to cometary-specific weathering, erosion, and transient events driven by exposure to sunlight and other processes. While the localized changes suggest compositional or physical heterogeneity, their scale has not resulted in substantial alterations to the comet's landscape...
March 21, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303943/increased-chemical-weathering-during-the-deglacial-to-mid-holocene-summer-monsoon-intensification
#4
Pavan Miriyala, N P Sukumaran, B Nagender Nath, P B Ramamurty, A V Sijinkumar, B Vijayagopal, V Ramaswamy, Tyson Sebastian
Chemical weathering and the ensuing atmospheric carbon dioxide consumption has long been considered to work on geological time periods until recently when some modelling and natural records have shown that the weathering-related CO2 consumption can change at century to glacial-interglacial time scale. Last glacial to interglacial transition period is a best test case to understand the interplay between Pco2-temperature-chemical weathering when a pulse of rapid chemical weathering was initiated. Here we show, from a high resolution 54 ka record from the Andaman Sea in the northern Indian Ocean, that the chemical weathering responds to deglacial to mid-Holocene summer monsoon intensification in the Myanmar watersheds...
March 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290822/-immunological-analysis-of-human-atherosclerotic-plaques-in-ex-vivo-culture-system
#5
D A Vorobyova, A M Lebedev, M S Vagida, O I Ivanova, E I Felker, V N Gontarenko, A V Shpektor, L B Margolis, E Yu Vasilieva
THE AIM OF THE STUDY: to analyze the dynamics of lymphocytic composition of human atherosclerotic plaques in ex vivo culture system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 15 atherosclerotic plaques obtained from patients who underwent carotid endarterectomy. Plaques were cultured as ring-shaped explants on collagen rafts in culture medium of special composition in CO2 incubator according to the previously developed technique. On day 0, and also on the 4th and 19th days of culture we extracted cells from plaque explants and analyzed B- and T-lymphocytic content of the tissue, as well as the percentage of CD16+ natural killer (NK) cells, using multichromatic flow cytometry...
December 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276551/organic-inorganic-hybrid-photocatalyst-for-carbon-dioxide-reduction
#6
Dong-Il Won, Jong-Su Lee, Ha-Yeon Cheong, Minji Cho, Won-Jo Jung, Ho-Jin Son, Chyongjin Pac, Sang Ook Kang
Efficient hybrid photocatalysts for carbon dioxide reduction were developed from dye-sensitized TiO2 nanoparticles and their catalytic performance was optimized by ternary organic/inorganic components. Thus, the hybrid system consists of (E)-2-cyano-3-(5'-(5''-(p-(diphenylamino)phenyl)thiophen-2''-yl)thiophen-2'-yl)-acrylic acid as a sensitizer and fac-[Re(4,4'-bis(diethoxyphosphorylmethyl)-2,2'-bipyridine)(CO)3Cl] as a reduction catalyst (ReP), both of which have been fixed onto TiO2 semiconductors (s-TiO2, h-TiO2, d-TiO2)...
March 9, 2017: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276547/electrochemical-co2-reduction-with-low-overpotential-by-a-poly-4-vinylpyridine-electrode-for-application-to-artificial-photosynthesis
#7
Hohyun Jeong, Myung Jong Kang, Hyeyeong Jung, Young Soo Kang
Pyridine molecules have been used as a catalyst to reduce the activation energy of the CO2 reduction reaction. It has been reported that CO2 is reduced by pyridine catalysts at low overpotential around -0.58 V vs. SCE. Poly(4-vinylpyridine), which has pyridine functional groups shows similar catalytic properties to reduce CO2 at low overpotential like pyridinium catalysts. Different thickness of P(4-VP) coated Pt electrodes were analyzed to determine the catalytic properties for CO2 reduction. Cyclic voltammetry, chronoamperometry and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy methods showed the catalytic CO2 reduction properties of a P(4-VP)/Pt electrode...
March 9, 2017: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263885/effects-of-aerial-hypoxia-and-temperature-on-pulmonary-breathing-pattern-and-gas-exchange-in-the-south-american-lungfish-lepidosiren-paradoxa
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Glauber S F da Silva, Daniela A D N Ventura, Lucas A Zena, Humberto Giusti, Mogens L Glass, Wilfried Klein
The South American lungfish Lepidosiren paradoxa is an obligatory air-breathing fish possessing well-developed bilateral lungs, and undergoing seasonal changes in its habitat, including temperature changes. In the present study we aimed to evaluate gas exchange and pulmonary breathing pattern in L. paradoxa at different temperatures (25 and 30°C) and different inspired O2 levels (21, 12, 10, and 7%). Normoxic breathing pattern consisted of isolated ventilatory cycles composed of an expiration followed by 2...
March 3, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244940/elevated-mean-airway-pressure-and-central-venous-pressure-in-the-first-day-of-mechanical-ventilation-indicated-poor-outcome
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Yun Long, Longxiang Su, Qing Zhang, Xiang Zhou, Hao Wang, Na Cui, Wenzhao Chai, Xiaoting Wang, Xi Rui, Dawei Liu
OBJECTIVES: The relationship between respiratory mechanical parameters and hemodynamic variables remains unclear. This study was performed to determine whether mean airway pressure and central venous pressure in the first day of mechanical ventilation are associated with patient outcomes. DESIGN: Retrospective first 24-hour comparison during ICU stay. SETTING: The Department of Critical Care Medicine of Peking Union Medical College Hospital...
February 27, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239971/characterization-of-n-methylated-amino-acids-by-gc-ms-after-ethyl-chloroformate-derivatization
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B Sudarshana Reddy, V Naresh Chary, P Pavankumar, S Prabhakar
Methylation is an essential metabolic process in the biological systems, and it is significant for several biological reactions in living organisms. Methylated compounds are known to be involved in most of the bodily functions, and some of them serve as biomarkers. Theoretically, all α-amino acids can be methylated, and it is possible to encounter them in most animal/plant samples. But the analytical data, especially the mass spectral data, are available only for a few of the methylated amino acids. Thus, it is essential to generate mass spectral data and to develop mass spectrometry methods for the identification of all possible methylated amino acids for future metabolomic studies...
August 2016: Journal of Mass Spectrometry: JMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239149/timing-and-nature-of-amoc-recovery-across-termination-2-and-magnitude-of-deglacial-co2-change
#11
Emily L Deaney, Stephen Barker, Tina van de Flierdt
Large amplitude variations in atmospheric CO2 were associated with glacial terminations of the Late Pleistocene. Here we provide multiple lines of evidence suggesting that the ∼20 p.p.m.v. overshoot in CO2 at the end of Termination 2 (T2) ∼129 ka was associated with an abrupt (≤400 year) deepening of Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC). In contrast to Termination 1 (T1), which was interrupted by the Bølling-Allerød (B-A), AMOC recovery did not occur until the very end of T2, and was characterized by pronounced formation of deep waters in the NW Atlantic...
February 27, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220787/understanding-the-glacial-methane-cycle
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Peter O Hopcroft, Paul J Valdes, Fiona M O'Connor, Jed O Kaplan, David J Beerling
Atmospheric methane (CH4) varied with climate during the Quaternary, rising from a concentration of 375 p.p.b.v. during the last glacial maximum (LGM) 21,000 years ago, to 680 p.p.b.v. at the beginning of the industrial revolution. However, the causes of this increase remain unclear; proposed hypotheses rely on fluctuations in either the magnitude of CH4 sources or CH4 atmospheric lifetime, or both. Here we use an Earth System model to provide a comprehensive assessment of these competing hypotheses, including estimates of uncertainty...
February 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214204/detection-of-occult-endocervical-glandular-dysplasia-in-cervical-conization-specimens-for-squamous-lesions
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F Sopracordevole, N Clemente, L Alessandrini, J Di Giuseppe, F Cigolot, M Buttignol, A Ciavattini, V Canzonieri
The aim of this work was to evaluate the incidence of occult cervical glandular intraepithelial neoplasia (CGIN) and adenocarcinoma of the cervix (AC) in women treated with CO2-laser conization for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) or squamocellular cervical cancer (SCC). The medical records of all women with a histological diagnosis of squamous lesions of the uterine cervix (persistent CIN1, CIN2, CIN3 and SCC) who were subsequently treated with CO2-laser conization at our institution, during the period from January 1991 to December 2014, were analyzed in a retrospective case series...
January 12, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194943/nylon-graphene-composite-nonwovens-as-monolithic-conductive-or-capacitive-fabrics
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Qin Pan, Eunkyoung Shim, Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Wei Gao
Here we describe a nylon-graphene nonwoven (NGN) composite, prepared via melt-blowing of nylon-6 into nonwoven fabrics and infiltrate those with graphene oxide (GO) in aqueous dispersions, which were further chemically reduced into graphene to offer electrical conductivity. The correlation between the conductivity and the graphene loading is described by the percolation scaling law σ = (p - pc)(t), with an exponent t of 1.2 and a critical concentration pc of 0.005 wt %, the lowest among all the nylon composites reported...
February 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189109/superior-selectivity-and-enhanced-response-characteristics-of-palladium-sensitized-vanadium-pentoxide-nanorods-for-detection-of-nitrogen-dioxide-gas
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A A Mane, M P Suryawanshi, J H Kim, A V Moholkar
Vanadium pentoxide (V2O5) nanorods have been deposited onto the glass substrates by spraying 75ml of 30mM vanadium trichloride (VCl3) solution at optimized substrate temperature of 400°C. The XRD study confirms the formation of orthorhombic crystal structure of V2O5 nanorods. The FE-SEM micrograph shows the nanorods-like morphology of V2O5. The presence of palladium (Pd) in the Pd-sensitized V2O5 nanorods is confirmed using EDAX study. The gas sensing measurements show that the Pd-sensitized V2O5 sensing material is an outstanding candidate for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) gas detection...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152668/evaluation-of-the-antioxidant-activity-of-betula-pendula-leaves-extract-and-its-effects-on-model-foods
#16
Nurul Aini Mohd Azman, Monika Skowyra, Kwestan Muhammad, María Gabriela Gallego, Maria Pilar Almajano
CONTEXT: Betula pendula Roth (Betulaceae) exhibits many pharmacological activities in humans including anticancer, antibacterial, and antiviral effects. However, the antioxidant activity of BP towards lipid degradation has not been fully determined. OBJECTIVE: The BP ethanol and methanol extracts were evaluated to determine antioxidant activity by an in vitro method and lyophilized extract of BP was added to beef patties to study oxidative stability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Antioxidant activities of extracts of BP were determined by measuring scavenging radical activity against methoxy radical generated by Fenton reaction 2,2'-azino-bis-3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulphonic acid (TEAC) radical cation, the oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) and the ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) assays...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149809/transoral-endoscopic-thyroidectomy-via-vestibular-approach-operative-steps-and-video
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Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Alessandro Bacuzzi, Matteo Lavazza, Davide Inversini, Vincenzo Pappalardo, Luigi Boni, Stefano Rausei, Marcin Barczynski, Ralph P Tufano, Hoon Yub Kim, Angkoon Anuwong
In this video we describe transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy vestibular approach (TOETVA). Inclusion criteria are (I) patients who had a ultrasonographically (US) estimated thyroid diameter not larger than 10 cm; (II) US estimated gland volume ≤45 mL; (III) nodule size ≤50 mm; (IV) a benign tumor, such as a thyroid cyst, single-nodular goiter, or multinodular goiter; (V) follicular neoplasm; (VI) papillary microcarcinoma without evidence of metastasis. The procedure is carried out through three-port technique placed at the oral vestibule, one 10-mm port for 30° endoscope and two additional 5-mm ports for dissecting and coagulating instruments...
December 2016: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143666/measuring-energy-expenditure-in-extracorporeal-lung-support-patients-meep-protocol-feasibility-and-pilot-trial
#18
T Wollersheim, S Frank, M C Müller, V Skrypnikov, N M Carbon, P A Pickerodt, C Spies, K Mai, J Spranger, S Weber-Carstens
PURPOSE: Indirect calorimetry (IC) is the gold standard for measuring energy expenditure (EE). Due to O2 uptake and CO2 removal by both the extracorporeal lung support (ECLS) membrane and the lungs, a conventional IC is not feasible and no data available. Our MEEP (Measuring Energy Expenditure in ECLS Patients) protocol enables the determination of the REE in patients with ECLS, the comparison to patients without ECLS, and accuracy assessment of estimating equations. METHODS: In the MEEP protocol, a conventional IC is performed and extended by a calculation of the O2 uptake and the CO2 elimination by the ECLS membrane...
January 16, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139323/photosynthesis-and-aboveground-carbon-allocation-of-two-co-occurring-poplar-species-in-an-urban-brownfield
#19
Diane Radwanski, Frank Gallagher, Dirk W Vanderklein, Karina V R Schäfer
Phytoremediation, a technique used to reclaim heavy metal-contaminated soils, requires an understanding of plant physiological responses to heavy metals. However, the majority of studies documenting heavy metal impact on plant functioning have been performed in laboratory or greenhouse settings. We predicted that increased soil heavy metal concentrations reduce photosynthesis and biomass production in trees growing in metal contaminated soil in a naturally re-vegetated urban brownfield. Leaf gas exchange, leaf carbon and nitrogen concentration, and tree biomass were recorded and compared for Populus deltoides and Populus tremuloides growing in an urban brownfield...
April 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130848/chitosan-coatings-with-enhanced-biostability-in-vivo
#20
Marat O Gallyamov, Ivan S Chaschin, Matvey V Bulat, Natalia P Bakuleva, Gennadii A Badun, Maria G Chernysheva, Olga I Kiselyova, Alexei R Khokhlov
In this article, we study the stability of chitosan coatings applied on glutaraldehyde-stabilized bovine pericardium when exposed to biodegradation in vivo in the course of model subcutaneous tests on rats. The coatings were deposited from carbonic acid solutions, that is, H2 O saturated with CO2 at high pressure. Histological sections of treated pericardium samples demonstrated that the structure of pericardial connective tissues was not significantly altered by the coating application method. It was revealed that the dynamics of biodegradation depended on the total mass of chitosan applied as well as on the DDA of chitosan used...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
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