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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726868/raman-spectroscopy-for-cancer-detection-and-cancer-surgery-guidance-translation-to-the-clinics
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Inês P Santos, Elisa M Barroso, Tom C Bakker Schut, Peter J Caspers, Cornelia G F van Lanschot, Da-Hye Choi, Martine F van der Kamp, Roeland W H Smits, Remco van Doorn, Rob M Verdijk, Vincent Noordhoek Hegt, Jan H von der Thüsen, Carolien H M van Deurzen, Linetta B Koppert, Geert J L H van Leenders, Patricia C Ewing-Graham, Helena C van Doorn, Clemens M F Dirven, Martijn B Busstra, Jose Hardillo, Aniel Sewnaik, Ivo Ten Hove, Hetty Mast, Dominiek A Monserez, Cees Meeuwis, Tamar Nijsten, Eppo B Wolvius, Robert J Baatenburg de Jong, Gerwin J Puppels, Senada Koljenović
Oncological applications of Raman spectroscopy have been contemplated, pursued, and developed at academic level for at least 25 years. Published studies aim to detect pre-malignant lesions, detect cancer in less invasive stages, reduce the number of unnecessary biopsies and guide surgery towards the complete removal of the tumour with adequate tumour resection margins. This review summarizes actual clinical needs in oncology that can be addressed by spontaneous Raman spectroscopy and it provides an overview over the results that have been published between 2007 and 2017...
July 20, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725382/spatial-modeling-of-data-with-excessive-zeros-applied-to-reindeer-pellet-group-counts
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Youngjo Lee, Md Moudud Alam, Maengseok Noh, Lars Rönnegård, Anna Skarin
We analyze a real data set pertaining to reindeer fecal pellet-group counts obtained from a survey conducted in a forest area in northern Sweden. In the data set, over 70% of counts are zeros, and there is high spatial correlation. We use conditionally autoregressive random effects for modeling of spatial correlation in a Poisson generalized linear mixed model (GLMM), quasi-Poisson hierarchical generalized linear model (HGLM), zero-inflated Poisson (ZIP), and hurdle models. The quasi-Poisson HGLM allows for both under- and overdispersion with excessive zeros, while the ZIP and hurdle models allow only for overdispersion...
October 2016: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724860/new-approach-to-3d-printing-of-facial-prostheses-using-combination-of-open-source-software-and-conventional-techniques-a-case-report
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Nafij B Jamayet, Yap J Abdullah, Zainul A Rajion, Adam Husein, Mohammad K Alam
The wax sculpting of a maxillofacial prosthesis is challenging, time-consuming, and requires great skill. Rapid prototyping (RP) systems allow these hurdles to be overcome by enabling the creation of a customized 3D model of the desired prosthesis. Geomagic and Mimics are the most suitable software programs with which to design such prostheses. However, due to the high cost of these applications and the special training required to operate them, they are not widely used. Additionally, ill-fitting margins and other discrepancies in the final finished products of RP systems are also inevitable...
2017: Bulletin of Tokyo Dental College
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720788/preservative-solution-that-stabilizes-erythrocyte-morphology-and-leukocyte-viability-under-ambient-conditions
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Rebecca D Sandlin, Keith H K Wong, Leo Boneschansker, Thomas R Carey, Kathleen L Miller, Gregory Rose, Daniel A Haber, Shyamala Maheswaran, Daniel Irimia, Shannon L Stott, Mehmet Toner
The deterioration of whole blood ex vivo represents a logistical hurdle in clinical and research settings. Here, a cocktail preservative is described that stabilizes leukocyte viability and erythrocyte morphology in whole blood under ambient storage. Neutrophil biostabilization was explored using a sophisticated microfluidic assay to examine the effectiveness of caspase inhibition to stabilize purified neutrophils. Following 72 h ambient storage, neutrophils remained fully functional to migrate towards chemical cues and maintained their ability to undergo NETosis after stimulation...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719753/exercise-prescriptions-for-training-and-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-heart-and-lung-disease
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Pietro Palermo, Ugo Corrà
Rehabilitation in patients with advanced cardiac and pulmonary disease has been shown to increase survival and improve quality of life among many other benefits. Exercise training is the fundamental ingredient in these rehabilitation programs. However, determining the amount of exercise is not straightforward or uniform. Most rehabilitation and training program fix the time of exercise and set the exercise intensity to the goals of the rehabilitation program and the exercise-related hurdles of the individual...
July 18, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719661/minimizing-endpoint-variability-through-reinforcement-learning-during-reaching-movements-involving-shoulder-elbow-and-wrist
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David Marc Anton Mehler, Alexandra Reichenbach, Julius Klein, Jörn Diedrichsen
Reaching movements are comprised of the coordinated action across multiple joints. The human skeleton is redundant for this task because different joint configurations can lead to the same endpoint in space. How do people learn to use combinations of joints that maximize success in goal-directed motor tasks? To answer this question, we used a 3-degree-of-freedom manipulandum to measure shoulder, elbow and wrist joint movements during reaching in a plane. We tested whether a shift in the relative contribution of the wrist and elbow joints to a reaching movement could be learned by an implicit reinforcement regime...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719244/evaluation-of-the-use-of-zero-augmented-regression-techniques-to-model-incidence-of-campylobacter-infections-in-foodnet
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Marlène Tremblay, Stacy M Crim, Dana J Cole, Robert M Hoekstra, Olga L Henao, Dörte Döpfer
The Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) is currently using a negative binomial (NB) regression model to estimate temporal changes in the incidence of Campylobacter infection. FoodNet active surveillance in 483 counties collected data on 40,212 Campylobacter cases between years 2004 and 2011. We explored models that disaggregated these data to allow us to account for demographic, geographic, and seasonal factors when examining changes in incidence of Campylobacter infection. We hypothesized that modeling structural zeros and including demographic variables would increase the fit of FoodNet's Campylobacter incidence regression models...
July 18, 2017: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716758/oral-delivery-of-vancomycin-by-tetraether-lipid-liposomes
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Philipp Uhl, Silvia Pantze, Philip Storck, Johannes Parmentier, Dominik Witzigmann, Götz Hofhaus, Jörg Huwyler, Walter Mier, Gert Fricker
Despite the outstanding progress in modern medicine, the oral delivery of peptide drugs is limited until today due to their instability in the gastrointestinal tract and low mucosa penetration. To overcome these hurdles, liposomes containing the specific tetraether lipid GCTE (glycerylcaldityltetraether lipid) were examined. For this purpose, the glycopeptide antibiotic vancomycin was used as model substance and liposomes were prepared by DAC (dual assymetric centrifugation). These liposomes showed a size and polydispersity index comparable to standard liposomes...
July 14, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715971/a-consensus-view-of-escrt-mediated-human-immunodeficiency-virus-type-1-abscission
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J Lippincott-Schwartz, E O Freed, S B van Engelenburg
The strong dependence of retroviruses, such as human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1), on host cell factors is no more apparent than when the endosomal sorting complex required for transport (ESCRT) machinery is purposely disengaged. The resulting potent inhibition of retrovirus release underscores the importance of understanding fundamental structure-function relationships at the ESCRT-HIV-1 interface. Recent studies utilizing advanced imaging technologies have helped clarify these relationships, overcoming hurdles to provide a range of potential models for ESCRT-mediated virus abscission...
July 17, 2017: Annual Review of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715921/the-role-of-secreted-heat-shock-protein-90-hsp90-in-wound-healing-how-could-it-shape-future-therapeutics
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Jiacong Guo, Cheng Chang, Wei Li
Defects in tissue repair or wound healing pose a clinical, economic and social problem worldwide. Despite decades of studies, there have been few effective therapeutic treatments. Areas covered: We discuss the possible reasons for why growth factor therapy did not succeed. We point out the lack of human disorder-relevant animal models as another blockade for therapeutic development. We summarize the recent discovery of secreted heat shock protein-90 (Hsp90) as a novel wound healing agent. Expert commentary: Wound healing is a highly complex and multistep process that requires participations of many cell types, extracellular matrices and soluble molecules to work together in a spatial and temporal fashion within the wound microenvironment...
July 18, 2017: Expert Review of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715199/jumping-hurdles-peptides-able-to-overcome-biological-barriers
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Macarena Sánchez-Navarro, Meritxell Teixidó, Ernest Giralt
The cell membrane, the gastrointestinal tract, and the blood-brain barrier (BBB) are good examples of biological barriers that define and protect cells and organs. They impose different levels of restriction, but they also share common features. For instance, they all display a high lipophilic character. For this reason, hydrophilic compounds, like peptides, proteins, or nucleic acids have long been considered as unable to bypass them. However, the discovery of cell-penetrating peptides (CPPs) opened a vast field of research...
July 17, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714791/influence-of-body-composition-on-functional-movement-screen%C3%A2-scores-in-collegiate-football-players
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Constantine P Nicolozakes, Daniel K Schneider, Ben Rower, James Borchers, Timothy E Hewett
CONTEXT: The Functional Movement Screen (FMS™) is used to identify movement asymmetries and deficiencies. While obesity has been reported to impede movement, the correlation between body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage (BF%), and FMS™ in athletes is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To determine if there is a relationship between BMI, BF%, and FMS™ scores in a sample of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I football athletes. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714668/self-registered-self-assembly-of-block-copolymers
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Lei Wan, Ricardo Ruiz, He Gao, Thomas R Albrecht
Directed self-assembly (DSA) of block copolymer (BCP) thin films, especially with density multiplication, is one of the most promising options for further improving resolution and throughput in nanolithography. However, controlling defect density has been one of the major hurdles for many DSA applications. Both thermodynamically and kinetically, defect-free patterns favor the use of low density multiplication factors and thinner films, which undermine the promise of enhanced resolution and the formation of robust masks for pattern transfer...
July 17, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714329/synthetic-sutures-clinical-evaluation-and-future-developments
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Roxanna E Abhari, Joana A Martins, Hayley L Morris, Pierre-Alexis Mouthuy, Andrew Carr
Today's sutures are the result of a 4000-year innovation process with regard to their materials and manufacturing techniques, yet little has been done to enhance the therapeutic value of the suture itself. In this review, we explore the historical development, regulatory database and clinical literature of sutures to gain a fuller picture of suture advances to date. First, we examine historical shifts in suture manufacturing companies and review suture regulatory databases to understand the forces driving suture development...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712286/calibration-free-electrochemical-biosensors-supporting-accurate-molecular-measurements-directly-in-undiluted-whole-blood
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Hui Li, Philippe Dauphin-Ducharme, Gabriel Ortega, Kevin W Plaxco
The need to calibrate to correct for sensor-to-sensor fabrication variation and sensor drift has proven a significant hurdle in the widespread use of biosensors. To maintain clinically relevant (±20% for this application) accuracy, for example, commercial continuous glucose monitors require recalibration several times a day, decreasing convenience and increasing the chance of user errors. Here, however, we demonstrate a "dual-frequency" approach for achieving the calibration-free operation of electrochemical biosensors that generate an output by using square-wave voltammetry to monitor binding-induced changes in electron transfer kinetics...
July 16, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710632/process-for-biotransformation-of-androsta-4-ene-3-17-dione-4-ad-to-androsta-1-4-diene-3-17-dione-add
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Surya Prakash, Abhay Bajaj
Androsta-1,4-diene-3,17-dione (androstadienedione, ADD) is key intermediate for the organic synthesis of a variety of female sex hormones such as estrone, estradiol, estriol and other related derivatives. De novo synthesis of this molecule is not yet reported in any form of living system, i.e., microbial, plant, and animal. The structural complexities due to presence of several chiral carbon centers create significant hurdles in chemical synthesis of such molecules. Microbe-mediated biotransformation offer a highly reliable, cost-effective, and relatively non hazardous way for commercial manufacturing of steroidal key intermediates...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710334/stem-cell-released-oncolytic-herpes-simplex-virus-has-therapeutic-efficacy-in-brain-metastatic-melanomas
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Wanlu Du, Ivan Seah, Oumaima Bougazzoul, GiHun Choi, Katrina Meeth, Marcus W Bosenberg, Hiroaki Wakimoto, David Fisher, Khalid Shah
The recent Food and Drug Administration approval of immunogenic oncolytic virus (OV) has opened a new era in the treatment of advanced melanoma; however, approximately 50% of patients with melanoma develop brain metastasis, and currently there are no beneficial treatment options for such patients. To model the progression of metastases seen in patients and to overcome the hurdles of systemic delivery of OV, we developed melanoma brain metastasis models in immunocompromised and immunocompetent mice, and tested the fate and efficacy of oncolytic herpes simplex virus (oHSV)-armed mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs)...
July 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709875/bioelectrohydrogenesis-and-inhibition-of-methanogenic-activity-in-microbial-electrolysis-cells-a-review
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REVIEW
Rengasamy Karthikeyan, Ka Yu Cheng, Ammaiyappan Selvam, Arpita Bose, Jonathan W C Wong
Microbial electrolysis cells (MECs) are a promising technology for biological hydrogen production. Compared to abiotic water electrolysis, a much lower electrical voltage (~0.2V) is required for hydrogen production in MECs. It is also an attractive waste treatment technology as a variety of biodegradable substances can be used as the process feedstock. Underpinning this technology is a recently discovered bioelectrochemical pathway known as "bioelectrohydrogenesis". However, little is known about the mechanism of this pathway, and numerous hurdles are yet to be addressed to maximize hydrogen yield and purity...
July 11, 2017: Biotechnology Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707901/toward-chemically-resolved-computer-simulations-of-dynamics-and-remodeling-of-biological-membranes
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Thereza A Soares, Stefano Vanni, Giuseppe Milano, Michele Cascella
Cellular membranes are fundamental constituents of living organisms. Apart from defining the boundaries of the cells, they are involved in a wide range of biological functions, associated to both their structural and the dynamical properties. Bio-membranes can undergo large-scale transformations when subject to specific environmental changes, including gel-liquid phase transitions, change of aggregation structure, formation of microtubules, or rupture into vesicles. All these processes are dependent on a delicate interplay between intermolecular forces, molecular crowding, and entropy, and their understanding requires approaches that are able to capture and rationalize the details of all the involved interactions...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707263/delivery-of-viral-vectors-for-gene-therapy-in-intimal-hyperplasia-and-restenosis-in-atherosclerotic-swine
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REVIEW
Sannette Hall, Devendra K Agrawal
Cardiovascular diseases including atherosclerosis are a major financial and health burden globally. Inflammation associated with atherosclerosis results in the development of plaques that can rupture causing thrombosis, stroke, or death. The most widely used treatment for the removal of atherosclerotic plaques is percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) with or without stenting. Although this is a safer and minimally invasive method, restenosis and intimal hyperplasia after interventional procedure remains a major hurdle and more refined approaches are needed...
July 13, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
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