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Michio Yamada, Takeshi Akasaka, Shigeru Nagase
The awesome allotropy of carbon yields innumerable, topologically possible cage structures of molecular carbon. This field is also related to endohedral metallofullerenes constructed by metal-atom encapsulation. Pure form of stable and soluble empty fullerenes and endohedral metallofullerenes are available in macroscopic amounts from carbon arc production or other physical processes followed by extraction and subsequent chromatographic separation. However, many other unidentified fullerene species, which must be reactive and insoluble in their pristine forms, remain in soot...
April 17, 2018: Angewandte Chemie
Ming Zhong, Wei-Wei He, Wei Shuang, Ying-Ying Liu, Tong-Liang Hu, Xian-He Bu
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) with diverse structures, adjustable pore sizes, and high surface areas have exhibited awesome potential in many fields. Here we report a simple carbonization strategy to obtain a series of core-shell structured Co/Co3 O4 nanoparticles encapsulated into nitrogen-doped carbon shells from cobalt-based metal-organic framework precursors at different carbonization temperatures. When it is applied as an anodes for lithium ion batteries, the Co/Co3 O4 @N-C-700 electrode delivers a maximum initial discharge capacity of 1535 mAh g-1 , the highest reversible capacity (903 mAh g-1 at a current density of 100 mA g-1 after 100 cycles), and the best rate performance (i...
April 2, 2018: Inorganic Chemistry
Carol Tishelman
Public health and health promotion approaches to end-of-life (EoL) research and care are still rare in Sweden. People remain generally ill-prepared for encounters with death and unable to advocate for quality EoL care; this may be reflected in Sweden's low scores for community engagement in the 2015 Quality of Death index. We have consolidated our endeavours into a cohesive national transdisciplinary research program, DöBra (a pun meaning both 'dying well' and 'awesome' in Swedish). In DöBra, we investigate how culture, the environment and conversation can promote constructive change and support better quality of life and death among the general population, in specific subgroups and in interventions directed to staff caring for dying individuals, their friends and families...
January 2018: Annals of Palliative Medicine
Eric J Royston, Yang-En Kao, Kevin M Nakamura
Parkinsonian Syndromes are difficult to accurately diagnose and distinguish from other neurological processes such as essential tremor. Until now, physical exam and clinical presentation have been the gold standard for diagnosis (bradykinesia, tremor, rigidity, and postural instability).1 However, this leads to over- or under diagnosis and improper treatment due to variability in presentation and symptoms.1 A nuclear medicine study using I-123 Ioflupane (DaTSCAN) has been developed, which allows accurate differentiation of Parkinsonian Syndromes from other etiologies...
November 2017: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
Hongwei Wang, Yan Wang, Zhi Xie
Ribosome profiling is emerging as a powerful technique that enables genome-wide investigation of in vivo translation at sub-codon resolution. The increasing application of ribosome profiling in recent years has achieved remarkable progress toward understanding the composition, regulation and mechanism of translation. This benefits from not only the awesome power of ribosome profiling but also an extensive range of computational resources available for ribosome profiling. At present, however, a comprehensive review on these resources is still lacking...
August 14, 2017: Briefings in Bioinformatics
Alexei V Tepikin
In the title of this part of the book, the tail is wagging not just in a single dog but multiple dogs; in other words, a single process SOCE (tail) somehow involves a cross talk of (wagging) large and powerful organelle and cellular compartments (dogs). So how is this possible? Is this really necessary? Is the title actually appropriate?SOCE is a rather special process, it allows efficient signaling based on a ubiquitous second messenger (Ca2+ ) in multiple cell and tissue types, it has specific signaling modality (i...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Eman F Aboelfetoh, Rania A El-Shenody, Mohamed M Ghobara
Stable colloidal silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) were synthesized using Caulerpa serrulata (green marine algae) aqueous extract as an efficient reducing and stabilizing agent. This method is considered to be a sustainable alternate to the more complicated chemical procedures. To achieve the optimization synthesis of AgNPs, several effects such as extract concentration, contact time, pH values, and temperature were examined. The synthesized AgNPs were characterized by UV-Vis spectroscopy, FT-IR, XRD, and HR-TEM...
July 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
Lisa M Fischer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
Kofi Clarke, Mohammad Bilal, Heitham Abdul-Baki, Paul Lebovitz, Sandra El-Hachem
BACKGROUND: Adherence to treatment is a key therapeutic goal in chronic disorders including diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and hypertension. Non-adherence has been associated with increased health care costs. Previous studies have evaluated adherence to treatment in inflammatory bowel disease, as well as predictors of non-adherence. Higher belief of necessity for medications and membership of IBD patient organizations have been associated with higher medication adherence...
July 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Gyl Kasewurm
When it comes to business, there is no one thing that ensures success. However, focusing on helping as many patients as possible and tracking those results, creating a program to gather referrals from your own patients, setting a goal each month, and having a key employee to guide operations at the front desk to ensure that every patient is treated well and has an awesome experience at your office will go a long way to steering a practice to success.
November 2016: Seminars in Hearing
Jeremy Berg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 23, 2016: Science
Judith Brody, Orit Pinhas-Hamiel, Zohar Landau, Adi Adar, Tzvy Bistritzer, Marianna Rachmiel
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of both vitamin D (VitD) deficiency and type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) has increased worldwide over the last few decades. The objectives of this study were: (1) to evaluate the prevalence of VitD deficiency and insufficiency among Israeli youth with T1DM and (2) to assess the association between VitD status, seasonality and T1D glycemic control characteristics. METHODS: This was a multi-centered, cross-sectional study. VitD levels were routinely tested during the years 2008-2011 in T1DM patients aged up to 21 years...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
Karen Burgess
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2016: Journal of the Michigan Dental Association
Robert Y L Tsai
Stem cells are endowed with the awesome power of self-renewal and multi-lineage differentiation that allows them to be major contributors to tissue homeostasis. Owing to their longevity and self-renewal capacity, they are also faced with a higher risk of genomic damage compared to differentiated cells. Damage on the genome, if not prevented or repaired properly, will threaten the survival of stem cells and culminate in organ failure, premature aging, or cancer formation. It is therefore of paramount importance that stem cells remain genomically stable throughout life...
May 2016: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
Andrea Ballabio
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2016: EMBO Molecular Medicine
Peter J Christie
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2016: Journal of Bacteriology
Kalyan B Bhattacharyya
Research works have suggested almost incontrovertibly, that Adolf Hitler suffered from Parkinsonism. However, the precise nature of his illness had always been controversial and post-encephalitic and idiopathic varieties were the ones which were most commonly thought as the possible etiology. He displayed features like oculogyric crisis, palilalia, and autonomic symptoms which strongly implicate post-encephalitic etiology in the genesis of his illness. Others on the contrary, observed premorbid personality traits like non-flinching mental rigidity, extreme inflexibility, and awesome pedantry; which are often observed in idiopathic Parkinson's disease...
October 2015: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
J Michael Cherry
Many biochemical processes, and the proteins and cofactors involved, have been defined for the eukaryote Saccharomyces cerevisiae. This understanding has been largely derived through the awesome power of yeast genetics. The proteins responsible for the reactions that build complex molecules and generate energy for the cell have been integrated into web-based tools that provide classical views of pathways. The Yeast Pathways in the Saccharomyces Genome Database (SGD) is, however, the only database created from manually curated literature annotations...
December 2, 2015: Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
YiShi Jin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2015: Science China. Life Sciences
YiShi Jin
Since Caenorhabditis elegans was chosen as a model organism by Sydney Brenner in 1960's, genetic studies in this organism have been instrumental in discovering the function of genes and in deciphering molecular signaling network. The small size of the organism and the simple nervous system enable the complete reconstruction of the first connectome. The stereotypic developmental program and the anatomical reproducibility of synaptic connections provide a blueprint to dissect the mechanisms underlying synapse formation...
November 2015: Science China. Life Sciences
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