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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334421/a-survey-of-tooth-morphology-teaching-methods-employed-in-the-united-kingdom-and-ireland
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M Lone, J P McKenna, J F Cryan, E J Downer, A Toulouse
BACKGROUND: Tooth morphology is a central component of the dental curriculum and is applicable to all dental specialities. Traditional teaching methods are being supplemented with innovative strategies to tailor teaching and accommodate the learning styles of the recent generation of students. METHODS: An online survey was compiled and distributed to the staff involved in teaching tooth morphology in the United Kingdom and Ireland to assess the importance of tooth morphology in the dentistry curriculum and the methodologies employed in teaching...
January 15, 2018: European Journal of Dental Education: Official Journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334414/cryptic-species-as-a-window-into-the-paradigm-shift-of-the-species-concept
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Cene Fišer, Christopher T Robinson, Florian Malard
The species concept is the cornerstone of biodiversity science and any paradigm shift in the delimitation of species affects many research fields. Many biologists now are embracing a new 'species' paradigm as separately evolving populations using different delimitation criteria. Individual criteria can emerge during different periods of speciation; some may never evolve. As such, a paradigm shift in the species concept relates to this inherent heterogeneity in the speciation process and species category - which is fundamentally overlooked in biodiversity research...
January 15, 2018: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334392/control-of-collagen-gel-mechanical-properties-through-manipulation-of-gelation-conditions-near-the-sol-gel-transition
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A J Holder, N Badiei, K Hawkins, C Wright, P R Williams, D J Curtis
The ability to control the mechanical properties of cell culture environments is known to influence cell morphology, motility, invasion and differentiation. The present work shows that it is possible to control the mechanical properties of collagen gels by manipulating gelation conditions near the sol gel transition. This manipulation is accomplished by performing gelation in two stages at different temperatures. The mechanical properties of the gel are found to be strongly dependent on the duration and temperature of the first stage...
January 15, 2018: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334277/validation-of-dpoae-screening-conducted-by-village-health-workers-in-a-rural-community-with-real-time-click-evoked-tele-auditory-brainstem-response
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Vidya Ramkumar, C S Vanaja, James W Hall, K Selvakumar, Roopa Nagarajan
OBJECTIVE: This study assessed the validity of DPOAE screening conducted by village health workers (VHWs) in a rural community. Real-time click evoked tele-auditory brainstem response (tele-ABR) was used as the gold standard to establish validity. DESIGN: A cross-sectional design was utilised to compare the results of screening by VHWs to those obtained via tele-ABR. Study samples: One hundred and nineteen subjects (0 to 5 years) were selected randomly from a sample of 2880 infants and young children who received DPOAE screening by VHWs...
January 15, 2018: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334244/evolving-concepts-and-use-of-immunohistochemical-biomarkers-in-flat-non-neoplastic-urothelial-lesions-who-2016-classification-update-with-diagnostic-algorithm
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Francesca Sanguedolce, Matteo Brunelli, Alessandro D'Amuri, Beppe Calò, Vito Mancini, Giuseppe Carrieri, Luigi Cormio
CONTEXT: The classification of flat non-neoplastic urothelial lesions has been evolved through the years in the attempt to better define a spectrum of morphologic entities with somewhat overlapping features. Differentiating these lesions is important because of differences in patient management and clinical outcome. Materials and methods and objective: A systematic review of the literature has been carried out in order to (1) assess the most striking clinical features of each lesion, and (2) identify those morphological traits and immunophenotypical markers which may aid in the differential diagnosis...
January 15, 2018: Biomarkers: Biochemical Indicators of Exposure, Response, and Susceptibility to Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334137/calcium-phosphate-precipitation-in-experimental-gaps-between-fluoride-containing-fast-setting-calcium-silicate-cement-and-dentin
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Bahram Ranjkesh, Ming Ding, Michel Dalstra, Jens R Nyengaard, Jacques Chevallier, Flemming Isidor, Henrik Løvschall
A novel fast-setting calcium silicate cement containing fluoride (novel-CSC) has been developed for applications in tooth crowns. The aim of this study was to assess the ability of the novel-CSC to close the experimental gaps at the dentin-cement interface. The novel-CSC was tested against Vitrebond and GC Fuji II LC. Experimental gaps of 50 or 300 μm width were created between the materials and dentin. Specimens with the 300-μm-wide gap were immersed in phosphate-buffered saline and the closed gap area was measured during 96 h...
January 15, 2018: European Journal of Oral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333626/effect-of-astaxanthin-on-the-quality-of-boar-sperm-stored-at-17%C3%A2-c-incubated-at-37%C3%A2-c-or-under-in-vitro-conditions
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A Basioura, C M Boscos, I Parrilla, G Tsousis, I A Tsakmakidis
The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of the antioxidant astaxanthin on boar semen. Twenty ejaculates from 10 boars (two ejaculates/boar) were extended and split in three groups: semen control (SC), solvent control (C; semen with dimethyl sulfoxide, the diluent of astaxanthin) and semen with astaxanthin (A) in concentration 0.5 μmol/L. Sperm quality parameters (motility and kinetics, morphology, viability, functional integrity of sperm plasma membrane by Hypo-Osmotic Swelling Test [HOST] and DNA integrity) were assessed at 0, 24 and 48 hr of storage at 17°C (experiment I), before (0 hr) and after (1 hr) of sperm thermal resistance assay at 37°C (experiment II) and finally before (0 hr) and after (1 hr) sperm in vitro incubation (38...
January 14, 2018: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333325/physicochemical-characterization-of-porcine-bone-derived-grafting-material-and-comparison-with-bovine-xenografts-for-dental-applications
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Jung Heon Lee, Gyu Sung Yi, Jin Woong Lee, Deug Joong Kim
Purpose: The physicochemical properties of a xenograft are very important because they strongly influence the bone regeneration capabilities of the graft material. Even though porcine xenografts have many advantages, only a few porcine xenografts are commercially available, and most of their physicochemical characteristics have yet to be reported. Thus, in this work we aimed to investigate the physicochemical characteristics of a porcine bone grafting material and compare them with those of 2 commercially available bovine xenografts to assess the potential of xenogenic porcine bone graft materials for dental applications...
December 2017: Journal of Periodontal & Implant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332411/%C3%AE-1-integrin-mediated-multicellular-resistance-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-through-activation-of-the-fak-akt-pathway
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Tao Tian, Chun-Li Li, Xiao Fu, Shu-Hong Wang, Jun Lu, Hui Guo, Yu Yao, Ke-Jun Nan, Yu-Juan Yang
Objective To explore the role and mechanism of β1 integrin in the regulation of multicellular drug resistance in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Methods This in vitro study used a liquid overlay technique to obtain multicellular spheroids of two human HCC cell lines, HepG2 and Bel-7402. The morphology of the spheroids was observed by optical and electron microscopy. The effects of exposure to 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and cisplatin (CDDP) on cell proliferation and the induction of apoptosis were assessed in monolayer cells and multicellular spheroids...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332353/aesculetin-6-7-dihydroxycoumarin-exhibits-potent-and-selective-antitumor-activity-in-human-acute-myeloid-leukemia-cells-thp-1-via-induction-of-mitochondrial-mediated-apoptosis-and-cancer-cell-migration-inhibition
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Jian Gong, Wei-Guo Zhang, Xiao-Fen Feng, Mei-Juan Shao, Chao Xing
PURPOSE: The main target of the present research was to examine the antitumor properties of aesculetin in human acute myeloid leukemia cancer cells (THP-1) and peripheral blood mono-nucleated cells (PBMCs) (used as normal cell line model) along with the determination of its effects on induction of apoptosis, inhibition of cancer cell migration and changes in Bcl-2/Bax protein expressions. METHODS: MTT colorimetric bioassay was performed to study the impact of this natural compound on cytotoxicity of both cell types...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332344/in-vitro-antitumor-activity-of-guttiferone-a-in-human-breast-cancer-cells-is-mediated-via-apoptosis-mitochondrial-mediated-oxidative-stress-and-reactive-oxygen-species-production
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Hai-Ming Wu, Yu-Mei Li
PURPOSE: Breast cancer is the second most frequently diagnosed cancer and is considered as the main cause of cancer related death in females. It is estimated that about one-third of women with breast cancer develop metastases and eventually die of this disease. The main treatment options for breast cancer include surgical interventions followed by chemotherapy, hormonotherapy or radiation. However, the side effects associated with the treatment of breast cancer negatively affects the quality of patient's life...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332290/dna-diffusion-assay-applied-to-plant-cells
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Anca Macovei, Mattia Donà, Daniela Carbonera, Alma Balestrazzi
DNA diffusion assay is a simple, sensitive and reliable technique which allows the assessment of programmed cell death (PCD) or necrosis events based on nuclear morphology. It consists in isolating nuclei from plant material, which are then embedded in agarose and subjected to lysis in alkaline buffers. Under these conditions, and due to the presence of abundant alkali-labile sites in the DNA, small pieces of DNA diffuse in the agarose gel giving a specific halo appearance when stained with fluorescent dyes like DAPI (4',6-diamidino-2-phenylindole)...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332154/the-influence-of-systemically-or-locally-administered-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-tissue-repair-in-a-rat-oral-implantation-model
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Miya Kanazawa, Ikiru Atsuta, Yasunori Ayukawa, Takayoshi Yamaza, Ryosuke Kondo, Yuri Matsuura, Kiyoshi Koyano
BACKGROUND: Multipotent mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are used clinically in regenerative medicine. Our previous report showed systemically injected MSCs improved peri-implant sealing and accelerated tissue healing. However, the risks of systemic MSC administration, including lung embolism, must be considered; therefore, their local application must be assessed for clinical safety and efficacy. We investigated differences in treatment effect between local and systemic MSC application using a rat oral implantation model...
January 13, 2018: International Journal of Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332131/assessment-of-human-corneas-prior-to-transplantation-using-high-resolution-two-photon-imaging
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Ana Batista, Hans Georg Breunig, Aisada König, Andreas Schindele, Tobias Hager, Berthold Seitz, António Miguel Morgado, Karsten König
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of using two-photon imaging (TPI) to assess the condition of human corneas for transplantation. Methods: Human corneas were imaged after different storage times: short-term (STS), medium-term (MTS), and long-term (LTS) storage. A high-resolution, custom-built 5-dimensional multiphoton microscope with 12-fs pulsed laser excitation was used for image acquisition. Results: Optical discrimination between different corneal layers and sublayers based on their morphologic characteristics revealed by two-photon autofluorescence (AF) is possible...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331408/long-term-craniofacial-morphology-in-young-adults-treated-for-a-non-syndromal-uclp-a-systematic-review
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Isabelle F P M Kappen, Whitney R Yoder, Aebele B Mink van der Molen, Corstiaan C Breugem
Minimizing mid-facial growth impairment is one of the treatment goals in cleft lip and palate surgery. As growth of the maxilla extends into young adulthood, long-term evaluation is essential to make a comprehensive assessment of a treatment protocol. There are numerous treatment approaches for cleft lip/palate surgery, and most have the characteristic distinction between either an early or a late cleft palate closure. PRISMA guidelines were applied to explore the quality of the current literature and to identify treatment factors influencing long-term cephalometric outcomes...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331237/time-lapse-algorithms-and-morphological-selection-of-day-5-embryos-for-transfer-a-preclinical-validation-study
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Ashleigh Storr, Christos Venetis, Simon Cooke, Suha Kilani, William Ledger
OBJECTIVE: To determine the agreement between published time-lapse algorithms in selecting the best day-5 embryo for transfer, as well as the agreement between these algorithms and embryologists. DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: Private in vitro fertilization center. PATIENT(S): Four hundred and twenty-eight embryos from 100 cycles cultured in the EmbryoScope. INTERVENTION(S): None. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Interalgorithm agreement as assessed by the Fleiss kappa coefficient...
January 11, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330958/do-muscles-constrain-skull-shape-evolution-in-strepsirrhines
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Anne-Claire Fabre, Jonathan M G Perry, Adam Hartstone-Rose, AuróLien Lowie, Andy Boens, MaÏtena Dumont
Despite great interest and decades of research, the musculoskeletal relationships of the masticatory system in primates are still not fully understood. However, without a clear understanding of the interplay between muscles and bones it remains difficult to understand the functional significance of morphological traits of the skeleton. Here, we aim to study the impacts of the masticatory muscles on the shape of the cranium and the mandible as well as their co-variation in strepsirrhine primates. To do so, we use 3D geometric morphometric approaches to assess the shape of each bone of the skull of 20 species for which muscle data are available in the literature...
February 2018: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330775/a-peg-based-method-for-the-isolation-of-urinary-exosomes-and-its-application-in-renal-fibrosis-diagnostics-using-cargo-mir-29c-and-mir-21-analysis
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Chun-Yan Lv, Wei-Jun Ding, Yi-Li Wang, Zi-Yi Zhao, Jin-Hui Li, Yan Chen, Jiao Lv
PURPOSE: To assess a new and highly specific, but low-cost, easily performed and suitable for large-scale applications method for renal fibrosis (RF) diagnostics. METHODS: Thirty-five RF and twenty non-RF patients were enrolled in the study. An appropriate polyethylene glycol (PEG) was used to isolate urinary exosomes. The efficiency of isolation process was evaluated by the morphology and size observation, as well as the detection of specific markers (CD63, CD9)...
January 12, 2018: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330452/assessment-of-the-responses-of-soil-pore-properties-to-combined-soil-structure-amendments-using-x-ray-computed-tomography
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Yonghui Yang, Jicheng Wu, Shiwei Zhao, Qingyuan Han, Xiaoying Pan, Fang He, Chun Chen
Soil amendments, such as straw mulch, organic fertilizers and superabsorbent polymer (SAP), are extensively applied to improve soil structure and porosity, and we reported the functional consequences of the individual application of these amendments in our previous study. However, whether combined amendments are more effective than their individual applications for improving soil pore structure is unknown. Here, we conducted X-ray computed tomography (CT) scanning on undisturbed soil columns to investigate the efficiency of two-amendment application, including straw mulch and organic manure, SAP and organic manure, or SAP and straw mulch, for improving soil pore properties and pore distribution...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330294/establishment-of-the-first-well-differentiated-human-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumor-model
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Daniel Benten, Yasmin Behrang, Ludmilla Unrau, Victoria Weissmann, Gerrit Wolters-Eisfeld, Susanne Burdak-Rothkamm, Felix R Stahl, Martin Anlauf, Patricia Grabowski, Markus Möbs, Jan Dieckhoff, Bence Sipos, Martina Fahl, Corinna Eggers, Daniel Perez, Maximilian Bockhorn, Jakob R Izbicki, Ansgar W Lohse, Joerg Schrader
Clinical options for systemic therapy of neuroendocrine tumors (NET) are limited. Development of new drugs requires suitable representative in vitro and in vivo model systems. So far, the unavailability of a human model with a well-differentiated phenotype and typical growth characteristics has impaired pre-clinical research in NET. Herein, we establish and characterize a lymph node-derived cell line (NT-3) from a male patient with well-differentiated pancreatic NET. Neuroendocrine differentiation and tumor biology was compared to existing NET cell lines BON and QGP-1...
January 12, 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
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