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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437962/rapidly-reconfigurable-high-fidelity-optical-arbitrary-waveform-generation-in-heterogeneous-photonic-integrated-circuits
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Shaoqi Feng, Chuan Qin, Kuanping Shang, Shibnath Pathak, Weicheng Lai, Binbin Guan, Matthew Clements, Tiehui Su, Guangyao Liu, Hongbo Lu, Ryan P Scott, S J Ben Yoo
This paper demonstrates rapidly reconfigurable, high-fidelity optical arbitrary waveform generation (OAWG) in a heterogeneous photonic integrated circuit (PIC). The heterogeneous PIC combines advantages of high-speed indium phosphide (InP) modulators and low-loss, high-contrast silicon nitride (Si<sub>3</sub>N<sub>4</sub>) arrayed waveguide gratings (AWGs) so that high-fidelity optical waveform syntheses with rapid waveform updates are possible. The generated optical waveforms spanned a 160 GHz spectral bandwidth starting from an optical frequency comb consisting of eight comb lines separated by 20 GHz channel spacing...
April 17, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437859/multiple-sclerosis-broke-my-heart
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Géraldine Androdias, Emilien Bernard, Damien Biotti, Nicolas Collongues, Françoise Durand-Dubief, Julie Pique, Ingrid Sanchez, Clément Delmas, Jacques Ninet, Romain Marignier, Sandra Vukusic
We report 5 cases of acute heart failure (AHF) related to multiple sclerosis (MS) relapses. AHF was inaugural in 3 patients, always preceded or accompanied by signs of brainstem dysfunction; it was severe, requiring intensive care management. Echocardiography showed left ventricular hypokinesis. No other cause of AHF has been found. All patients showed a new medullary lesion on brain MRI. All had rapid and complete recovery of ventricular function after intravenous corticosteroids. We concluded to a takotsubo phenomenon...
April 24, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437235/breast-augmentation-and-reconstruction-from-a-regenerative-medicine-point-of-view-state-of-the-art-and-future-perspectives
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Luke Evan Visscher, Matthew Cheng, Mohit Chhaya, Madeline Louise Hintz, Jan-Thorsten Schantz, Phong Tran, Owen Ung, Clement Wong, Dietmar Werner Hutmacher
Breast reconstruction and augmentation are very common procedures, yet the prevailing current methods utilize silicone implants that may have significant local complications requiring reoperation. Lipofillling is increasingly used to contour and is considered safe, however its utility is limited by significant volume loss. A new approach could offer an alternative and increase the scope of patient choice. A small number of teams around the world are investigating a breast tissue-engineering paradigm. Conventional breast tissue engineering concepts are based on seeding a scaffold with the patients' own stem cells...
February 24, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part B, Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436959/peptide-mhc-based-nanomedicines-for-autoimmunity-function-as-t-cell-receptor-microclustering-devices
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Santiswarup Singha, Kun Shao, Yang Yang, Xavier Clemente-Casares, Patricia Solé, Antonio Clemente, Jesús Blanco, Qin Dai, Fayi Song, Shang Wan Liu, Jun Yamanouchi, Channakeshava Sokke Umeshappa, Roopa Hebbandi Nanjundappa, Pascal Detampel, Matthias Amrein, César Fandos, Robert Tanguay, Susan Newbigging, Pau Serra, Anmar Khadra, Warren C W Chan, Pere Santamaria
We have shown that nanoparticles (NPs) can be used as ligand-multimerization platforms to activate specific cellular receptors in vivo. Nanoparticles coated with autoimmune disease-relevant peptide-major histocompatibility complexes (pMHC) blunted autoimmune responses by triggering the differentiation and expansion of antigen-specific regulatory T cells in vivo. Here, we define the engineering principles impacting biological activity, detail a synthesis process yielding safe and stable compounds, and visualize how these nanomedicines interact with cognate T cells...
April 24, 2017: Nature Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434189/changes-in-rumen-protozoal-community-by-condensed-tannin-fractions-of-different-molecular-weights-from-a-leucaena-leucocephala-hybrid-in-vitro
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Saminathan Mookiah, Han Ming Gan, Norhani Abdullah, Clemente Michael Vui Ling Wong, Suriya Kumari Ramiah, Hui Yin Tan, Chin Chin Sieo, Yin Wan Ho
AIMS: To evaluate the effects of condensed tannins (CTs) fractions of differing molecular weights (MWs) from a Leucaena leucocephala hybrid-Rendang (LLR) on the rumen protozoal community in vitro. METHODS AND RESULTS: The effects of unfractionated CTs (F0) and CT fractions of different MWs (F1 > F2 > F3 > F4 > F5) on protozoal population and community were evaluated in vitro using rumen microbes and ground guinea grass as the substrate. Higher-MW CT fractions F1 and F2 significantly (P < 0...
April 23, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433145/influence-of-the-radial-stem-composition-on-the-thermal-behaviour-of-miscanthus-and-sorghum-genotypes
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Lucie Chupin, Dieter de Ridder, Anne Clément-Vidal, Armelle Soutiras, Emilie Gineau, Grégory Mouille, Stéphanie Arnoult, Maryse Brancourt-Hulmel, Catherine Lapierre, David Pot, Luc Vincent, Alice Mija, Patrick Navard
The hypothesis made is that thermal resistance of sorghum and miscanthus stem pieces taken at well-defined positions of the stem is simply related to their biochemical composition. For miscanthus, two different genotypes and two internode levels were selected. For each region, the stem was divided into three radial layers. For sorghum, two different genotypes were selected and the stem was divided into the same three radial layers. The results show that the thermal analysis is only sensitive to very large variations of compositions...
July 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432477/usefulness-of-non-magnifying-narrow-band-imaging-in-evis-exera-iii-video-systems-and-high-definition-endoscopes-to-diagnose-dysplasia-in-barrett-s-esophagus-using-the-barrett-international-nbi-group-bing-classification
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Oscar Nogales, Arancha Caballero-Marcos, Ana Clemente-Sánchez, Javier García-Lledó, Leticia Pérez-Carazo, Beatriz Merino, Carlos Carbonell, María López-Ibáñez, Cecilia González-Asanza
BACKGROUND: Narrow band imaging (NBI) allows identification of abnormal areas of Barrett's esophagus (BE) and could facilitate targeted biopsies. AIMS: We evaluated the diagnostic accuracy for dysplasia prediction using non-magnifying NBI in Evis Exera III processors and high-definition endoscopes using the Barrett International NBI Group (BING) classification, as well as inter/intraobserver agreement for dysplasia prediction and mucosal/vascular patterns. METHODS: Eight observers (4 staff endoscopists and 4 trainee endoscopists) evaluated 100 images selected from an anonymized bank of 470 photographs using the BING classification...
April 21, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430993/a-multi-systemic-mitochondrial-disorder-due-to-a-dominant-p-y955h-disease-variant-in-dna-polymerase-gamma
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Triinu Siibak, Paula Clemente, Ana Bratic, Helene Bruhn, Timo E S Kauppila, Bertil Macao, Florian A Schober, Nicole Lesko, Rolf Wibom, Karin Naess, Inger Nennesmo, Anna Wedell, Bradley Peter, Christoph Freyer, Maria Falkenberg, Anna Wredenberg
Mutations in the mitochondrial DNA polymerase, POLG, are associated with a variety of clinical presentations, ranging from early onset fatal brain disease in Alpers syndrome to chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia. The majority of mutations are linked with disturbances of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) integrity and maintenance. On a molecular level, depending on their location within the enzyme, mutations either lead to mtDNA depletion or the accumulation of multiple mtDNA deletions, and in some cases these molecular changes can be correlated to the clinical presentation...
April 17, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430308/arteriovenous-access-banding-revisited
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Gabriela Teixeira, Paulo Almeida, Clemente N Sousa, Paulo Teles, Paulo De Sousa, Luís Loureiro, Sérgio Teixeira, Duarte Rego, Rui Almeida, António Norton de Matos
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to validate the current applicability of arteriovenous access banding in high flow access (HFA) and/or haemodialysis access-induced distal ischaemia (HAIDI). METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted at the GEV (Grupo de Estudos Vasculares) vascular access centre. The clinical records of consecutive patients undergoing banding for HAIDI and HFA symptoms, between June 2011 and January 2015, were reviewed until April 2015. All vascular access patients' consultation records and surgical notes were reviewed...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429861/extreme-ocean-acidification-reduces-the-susceptibility-of-eastern-oyster-shells-to-a-polydorid-parasite
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J C Clements, D Bourque, J McLaughlin, M Stephenson, L A Comeau
Ocean acidification poses a threat to marine organisms. While the physiological and behavioural effects of ocean acidification have received much attention, the effects of acidification on the susceptibility of farmed shellfish to parasitic infections are poorly understood. Here we describe the effects of moderate (pH 7.5) and extreme (pH 7.0) ocean acidification on the susceptibility of Crassostrea virginica shells to infection by a parasitic polydorid, Polydora websteri. Under laboratory conditions, shells were exposed to three pH treatments (7...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429564/small-things-and-big-news-at-the-2016-safa-meetings-in-toulouse-france
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Justin Pargeter, Clément Ménard, Elisabeth Hildebrand
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Evolutionary Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428642/-technology-and-prevention-in-the-era-of-mobile-health-applications-for-cancer-screening-programs
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Fabrizio Bert, Maria Rosaria Gualano, Salvatore Clemente, Giulia Villa, Roberta Siliquini
The Italian national health system provides screening to detect breast, colorecatal and cervical cancers, however, population adherence is not as high as expected. Smartphones and their applications (apps) could be used as a tool to communicate with the population and to help improve adherence. The aim of this study was to analyze the features and functions of smartphone applications aimed at secondary prevention of oncological diseases. In February 2016, we reviewed online app stores, using specific key-words, to search for available apps for cancer screening...
January 2017: Igiene e Sanità Pubblica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427232/embryonic-signature-distinguishes-pediatric-and-adult-rhabdoid-tumors-from-other-smarcb1-deficient-cancers
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Wilfrid Richer, Julien Masliah-Planchon, Nathalie Clement, Irene Jimenez, Laetitia Maillot, David Gentien, Benoît Albaud, Walid Chemlali, Christine Galant, Frederique Larousserie, Pascaline Boudou-Rouquette, Amaury Leruste, Celine Chauvin, Zhi Yan Han, Jean-Michel Coindre, Pascale Varlet, Paul Freneaux, Dominique Ranchère-Vince, Olivier Delattre, Franck Bourdeaut
Extra-cranial rhabdoid tumors (RT) are highly aggressive malignancies of infancy, characterized by undifferentiated histological features and loss of SMARCB1 expression. The diagnosis is all the more challenging that other poorly differentiated cancers lose SMARCB1 expression, such as epithelioid sarcomas (ES), renal medullary carcinomas (RMC) or undifferentiated chordomas (UC). Moreover, late cases occurring in adults are now increasingly reported, raising the question of differential diagnoses and emphasizing nosological issues...
March 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426762/human-microrna-299-3p-decreases-invasive-behavior-of-cancer-cells-by-downregulation-of-oct4-expression-and-causes-apoptosis
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Axel R Göhring, Stefanie Reuter, Joachim H Clement, Xinlai Cheng, Jannick Theobald, Stefan Wölfl, Ralf Mrowka
PURPOSE: Oct4 was reported to be one of the most important pluripotency transcription factors in the biology of stem cells including cancer stem cells, and progressed malignant cells. Here we report the investigation of gene expression control of Oct4 by selected human microRNAs and the physiological effect of Oct4 silencing in invasive cancer cells. METHODS AND RESULTS: High throughput luciferase activity assay revealed the microRNA-299-3p to be the most effective in reducing gene expression of Oct4, which was confirmed by Western blot analysis and Oct4 promoter activity in a target luciferase assay...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424964/pharmacodynamic-effects-in-the-cerebrospinal-fluid-of-rats-after-intravenous-administration-of-different-asparaginase-formulations
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Andrea Ballerini, Federico Moro, Ilaria Fuso Nerini, Claudio Marcello Marzo, Angelo Di Clemente, Mariella Ferrari, Maurizio D'Incalci, Andrea Biondi, Antonella Colombini, Valentino Conter, Luca Porcu, Luigi Cervo, Carmelo Rizzari, Massimo Zucchetti
PURPOSE: Asparaginase (ASNase) is used to treat various hematological malignancies for its capacity to deplete asparagine (ASN) in serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Since the biological mechanisms underlying CSF asparagine depletion in humans are not yet fully elucidated, this study compared, for the first time, the pharmacological properties of three clinically used ASNase formulations in a rodent model. METHODS: Male Wistar rats were treated with E.coli-ASNase, PEG-ASNase, or ERW-ASNase at different doses...
April 19, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424717/expression-of-the-maize-dof1-transcription-factor-in-wheat-and-sorghum
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Pamela A Peña, Truyen Quach, Shirley Sato, Zhengxiang Ge, Natalya Nersesian, Taity Changa, Ismail Dweikat, Madhavan Soundararajan, Tom E Clemente
Nitrogen is essential for plant growth and development. Improving the ability of plants to acquire and assimilate nitrogen more efficiently is a key agronomic parameter that will augment sustainability in agriculture. A transcription factor approach was pursued to address improvement of nitrogen use efficiency in two major commodity crops. To this end, the Zea mays Dof1 (ZmDof1) transcription factor was expressed in both wheat (Triticum aestivum) and sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) either constitutively, UBI4 promoter from sugarcane, or in a tissue specific fashion via the maize rbcS1 promoter...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424496/the-chemical-characterization-of-nigerian-propolis-samples-and-their-activity-against-trypanosoma-brucei
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Ruwida Omar, John O Igoli, Tong Zhang, Alexander I Gray, Godwin U Ebiloma, Carol J Clements, James Fearnley, RuAngeli Edrada Ebel, Tim Paget, Harry P de Koning, David G Watson
Profiling of extracts from twelve propolis samples collected from eight regions in Nigeria was carried out using high performance liquid chromatography (LC) coupled with evaporative light scattering (ELSD), ultraviolet detection (UV) and mass spectrometry (MS), gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR). Principal component analysis (PCA) of the processed LC-MS data demonstrated the varying chemical composition of the samples. Most of the samples were active against Trypanosoma b...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424091/investigations-into-the-association-between-soil-transmitted-helminth-infections-haemoglobin-and-child-development-indices-in-manufahi-district-timor-leste
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Suzy J Campbell, Susana V Nery, Catherine A D'Este, Darren J Gray, James S McCarthy, Rebecca J Traub, Ross M Andrews, Stacey Llewellyn, Andrew J Vallely, Gail M Williams, Archie C A Clements
BACKGROUND: Timor-Leste has a high prevalence of soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections. High proportions of the population have been reported as being anaemic, and extremely high proportions of children as stunted or wasted. There have been no published analyses of the contributions of STH to these morbidity outcomes in Timor-Leste. METHODS: Using baseline cross-sectional data from 24 communities (18 communities enrolled in a cluster randomised controlled trial, and identically-collected data from six additional communities), analyses of the association between STH infections and community haemoglobin and child development indices were undertaken...
April 19, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423384/cetuximab-carboplatin-5-fluorouracil-regimen-in-elderly-patients-with-recurrent-or-metastatic-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-french-retrospective-survey
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Mickaël Burgy, Philippe Barthélémy, François Lefevre, Agnès Dupret-Bories, Pierre Truntzer, Clement Korenbaum, Henri Flesch, Guy Bronner, Christian Borel
BACKGROUND: The cetuximab plus platinum-based chemotherapy regimen is a standard of care in the treatment of recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous-cell carcinoma (HNSCC). The feasibility in the elderly population is currently unknown. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study in order to assess the efficacy and safety of the cetuximab plus platinum-based chemotherapy regimen in patients >65 years with recurrent or metastatic HNSCC. We performed a retrospective review of all medical records from recurrent or metastatic HNSCC patients >65 years treated with the cetuximab plus platinum-based chemotherapy regimen between September 2008 and December 2013 in our institution (Centre Paul Strauss, Strasbourg, France)...
April 20, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422495/cochliotoxin-a-dihydropyranopyran-4-5-dione-and-its-analogues-produced-by-cochliobolus-australiensis-display-phytotoxic-activity-against-buffelgrass-cenchrus-ciliaris
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Marco Masi, Susan Meyer, Suzette Clement, Alessio Cimmino, Massimo Cristofaro, Antonio Evidente
Buffelgrass (Pennisetum ciliare or Cenchrus ciliaris) is a perennial grass that has become highly invasive in the Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona. In the search for novel control strategies against this weed, strains of the foliar fungal pathogen Cochliobolus australiensis from buffelgrass have been screened for their ability to produce phytotoxic metabolites that could potentially be used as natural herbicides in an integrated pest management strategy. A new phytotoxin, named cochliotoxin, was isolated from liquid culture of this fungus together with radicinin, radicinol, and their 3-epimers...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
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