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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166532/description-of-fourth-instar-larva-and-pupa-of-atrichopogon-delpontei-cavalieri-and-chiossone-diptera-ceratopogonidae-from-brazilian-amazonia
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Pablo I Marino, Gustavo R Spinelli, Ruth Ferreira-Keppler, María M Ronderos
The fourth instar larva and pupa of Atrichopogon delpontei Cavalieri and Chiossone are described for the first time. The immatures were collected from stream margins in the northern Brazilian states Rondônia and Piauí, and subsequently reared to adults. Larvae and pupae are illustrated and photomicrographed. Details on the rearing process and feeding behavior in laboratory, bionomics and notes on habitats are also provided.
2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166071/tunability-of-the-co-adsorption-energy-on-a-ni-cu-surface-site-change-and-coverage-effects
#2
Erik Vesselli, Michele Rizzi, Sara Furlan, Xiangmei Duan, Enrico Monachino, Carlo Dri, Angelo Peronio, Cristina Africh, Paolo Lacovig, Alfonso Baldereschi, Giovanni Comelli, Maria Peressi
The adsorption energy of carbon monoxide on Ni ad-islands and ultra-thin films grown on the Cu(110) surface can be finely tuned via a complex interplay among diffusion, site change mechanisms, and coverage effects. The observed features of CO desorption can be explained in terms of migration of CO molecules from Cu to Ni islands, competition between bridge and on-top adsorption sites, and repulsive lateral adsorbate-adsorbate interactions. While the CO adsorption energy on clean Cu(110) is of the order of 0...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165317/the-effect-of-electrospun-polycaprolactone-scaffold-morphology-on-human-kidney-epithelial-cells
#3
Todd P Burton, Anthony Corcoran, Anthony Callanan
There is a pressing need for further advancement in tissue engineering of functional organs with a view to providing a more clinically relevant model for drug development and reduce the dependence on organ donation. Polymer-based scaffolds, such as polycaprolactone (PCL), have been highlighted as a potential avenue for tissue engineered kidneys, but there is little investigation down this stream. Focus within kidney tissue engineering has been on two-dimensional cell culture and decellularised tissue. Electrospun polymer scaffolds can be created with a variety of fibre diameters and have shown a great potential in many areas...
November 22, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164566/drug-related-oral-malodour-halitosis-a-literature-review
#4
M Torsten, G Gómez-Moreno, A Aguilar-Salvatierra
Dry mouth (xerostomia), is a fairly common, well-researched condition, which is an indirect cause of oral malodour. This systematic literature review looked into another cause of bad breath: adverse drug reactions in the orofacial region causing halitosis. The study focused on extraoral halitosis, and its subdivisions, particularly blood borne halitosis in which malodourous compounds in the blood stream are carried to the lungs, passively diffused across the pulmonary alveolar membrane to enter the breath. An electronic search was conducted in various databases...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164118/infections-caused-by-antimicrobial-drug-resistant-saprophytic-gram-negative-bacteria-in-the-environment
#5
Eva Raphael, Lee W Riley
Background: Drug-resistance genes found in human bacterial pathogens are increasingly recognized in saprophytic Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) from environmental sources. The clinical implication of such environmental GNBs is unknown. Objectives: We conducted a systematic review to determine how often such saprophytic GNBs cause human infections. Methods: We queried PubMed for articles published in English, Spanish, and French between January 2006 and July 2014 for 20 common environmental saprophytic GNB species, using search terms "infections," "human infections," "hospital infection...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163790/a-combination-of-circulating-mirnas-for-the-early-detection-of-ovarian-cancer
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Akira Yokoi, Yusuke Yoshioka, Akihiro Hirakawa, Yusuke Yamamoto, Mitsuya Ishikawa, Shun-Ichi Ikeda, Tomoyasu Kato, Kaoru Niimi, Hiroaki Kajiyama, Fumitaka Kikkawa, Takahiro Ochiya
Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of gynecologic cancer mortality, due to the difficulty of early detection. Current screening methods lack sufficient accuracy, and it is still challenging to propose a new early detection method that improves patient outcomes with less-invasiveness. Although many studies have suggested the utility of circulating microRNAs in cancer detection, their potential for early detection remains elusive. Here, we develop novel predictive models using a combination of 8 circulating serum miRNAs...
October 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163366/clinical-genetic-and-protein-structural-aspects-of-familial-dysalbuminemic-hyperthyroxinemia-and-hypertriiodothyroninemia
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Ulrich Kragh-Hansen, Monica Galliano, Lorenzo Minchiotti
Familial dysalbuminemic hyperthyroxinemia (FDH-T4) and hypertriiodothyroninemia (FDH-T3) are dominantly inherited syndromes characterized by a high concentration of thyroid hormone in the blood stream. The syndromes do not cause disease, because the concentration of free hormone is normal, but affected individuals are at risk of erroneous treatment. FDH-T4 is the most common cause of euthyroid hyperthyroxinemia in Caucasian populations in which its prevalence is about 1 in 10,000 individuals, but the prevalence can be much higher in some ethnic groups...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162870/hdl-particles-incorporate-into-lipid-bilayers-a-combined-afm-and-single-molecule-fluorescence-microscopy-study
#8
Birgit Plochberger, Clemens Röhrl, Johannes Preiner, Christian Rankl, Mario Brameshuber, Josef Madl, Robert Bittman, Robert Ros, Erdinc Sezgin, Christian Eggeling, Peter Hinterdorfer, Herbert Stangl, Gerhard J Schütz
The process, how lipids are removed from the circulation and transferred from high density lipoprotein (HDL) - a main carrier of cholesterol in the blood stream - to cells, is highly complex. HDL particles are captured from the blood stream by the scavenger receptor, class B, type I (SR-BI), the so-called HDL receptor. The details in subsequent lipid-transfer process, however, have not yet been completely understood. The transfer has been proposed to occur directly at the cell surface across an unstirred water layer, via a hydrophobic channel in the receptor, or after HDL endocytosis...
November 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162008/a-perceptual-like-population-coding-mechanism-of-approximate-numerical-averaging
#9
Noam Brezis, Zohar Z Bronfman, Marius Usher
Humans possess a remarkable ability to rapidly form coarse estimations of numerical averages. This ability is important for making decisions that are based on streams of numerical or value-based information, as well as for preference formation. Nonetheless, the mechanism underlying rapid approximate numerical averaging remains unknown, and several competing mechanism may account for it. Here, we tested the hypothesis that approximate numerical averaging relies on perceptual-like processes, based on population coding...
November 21, 2017: Neural Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161992/stenotrophomonas-maltophilia-causing-blood-stream-infection-in-neonates-and-infants-a-cause-for-concern
#10
Rinku Sah, Shraddha Siwakoti, Ratna Baral, Rupa S Rajbhandari, Basuda Khanal
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia ( S. maltophilia) is an important Gram-negative, non-fermentative, multidrug resistant (MDR) nosocomial organism. We evaluated the isolation of S. maltophilia from the seven blood culture specimens received from the Paediatric Emergency Department (PED) of BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) over the duration of two weeks. The suspicion of a possible outbreak was raised and the hospital infection control team investigated the source and found the hand of one healthcare provider harbouring a similar organism...
January 1, 2017: Tropical Doctor
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161649/magic-angle-spinning-nmr-below-6%C3%A2-k-with-a-computational-fluid-dynamics-analysis-of-fluid-flow-and-temperature-gradients
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Erika L Sesti, Nicholas Alaniva, Peter W Rand, Eric J Choi, Brice J Albert, Edward P Saliba, Faith J Scott, Alexander B Barnes
We report magic angle spinning (MAS) up to 8.5 kHz with a sample temperature below 6 K using liquid helium as a variable temperature fluid. Cross polarization (13)C NMR spectra exhibit exquisite sensitivity with a single transient. Remarkably, (1)H saturation recovery experiments show a (1)H T1 of 21 s with MAS below 6 K in the presence of trityl radicals in a glassy matrix. Leveraging the thermal spin polarization available at 4.2 K versus 298 K should result in 71 times higher signal intensity...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161412/fluid-dynamics-in-heart-development-effects-of-hematocrit-and-trabeculation
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Nicholas A Battista, Andrea N Lane, Jiandong Liu, Laura A Miller
Recent in vivo experiments have illustrated the importance of understanding the haemodynamics of heart morphogenesis. In particular, ventricular trabeculation is governed by a delicate interaction between haemodynamic forces, myocardial activity, and morphogen gradients, all of which are coupled to genetic regulatory networks. The underlying haemodynamics at the stage of development in which the trabeculae form is particularly complex, given the balance between inertial and viscous forces. Small perturbations in the geometry, scale, and steadiness of the flow can lead to changes in the overall flow structures and chemical morphogen gradients, including the local direction of flow, the transport of morphogens, and the formation of vortices...
November 16, 2017: Mathematical Medicine and Biology: a Journal of the IMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160743/left-inferior-frontal-gyrus-sensitivity-to-phonetic-competition-in-receptive-language-processing-a-comparison-of-clear-and-conversational-speech
#13
Xin Xie, Emily Myers
The speech signal is rife with variations in phonetic ambiguity. For instance, when talkers speak in a conversational register, they demonstrate less articulatory precision, leading to greater potential for confusability at the phonetic level compared with a clear speech register. Current psycholinguistic models assume that ambiguous speech sounds activate more than one phonological category and that competition at prelexical levels cascades to lexical levels of processing. Imaging studies have shown that the left inferior frontal gyrus (LIFG) is modulated by phonetic competition between simultaneously activated categories, with increases in activation for more ambiguous tokens...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160216/serological-survey-of-australian-native-reptiles-for-exposure-to-ranavirus
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E Ariel, E Elliott, J I Meddings, J Miller, M B Santos, L Owens
Ranaviruses have been isolated from many ectothermic vertebrates, and serological surveys of both amphibians and reptiles have shown the presence of ranaviral antibodies in a proportion of these populations. An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was developed to measure serum antibodies against ranavirus in Australian reptiles. The ELISA was validated with serum from challenge trials with Bohle iridovirus (BIV) in 6 reptilian species. A preliminary sero-survey of northern Queensland riparian reptile fauna (saw-shelled turtles Myuchelys latisternum, Krefft's river turtles Emydura macquarii krefftii, freshwater crocodiles Crocodylus johnstoni, as well as the snakes Boiga irregularis, Dendrelaphis punctulatus, Tropidonophis mairii, Morelia spilota, Liasis childreni and L...
November 21, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159482/characterizing-the-breadth-and-depth-of-volunteer-water-monitoring-programs-in-the-united-states
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Kristine F Stepenuck, Kenneth D Genskow
A survey of 345 volunteer water monitoring programs in the United States was conducted to document their characteristics, and perceived level of support for data to inform natural resource management or policy decisions. The response rate of 86% provided information from 46 states. Programs represented a range of ages, budgets, objectives, scopes, and level of quality assurance, which influenced data uses and perceived support by sponsoring agency administrators and external decision makers. Most programs focused on rivers, streams, and lakes...
November 20, 2017: Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159256/cirrhosis-of-liver-interference-of-serpins-in-quantification-of-serpina4-a-preliminary-study
#16
Krishna Sumanth Nallagangula, K N Shashidhar, V Lakshmaiah, C Muninarayana
Background: Cirrhosis of liver is a pathological condition, wherein functions of liver are impaired by chronic liver exploitations. Due to decrease in synthetic capacity, expressions of plasma proteins tend to decrease in blood stream. Serpins (Serine protease inhibitors) are class of plasma proteins expressed from liver with structural similarities and diverse functions. SERPINA4 (Kallistatin) is a multifunctional serpin clade A protein expressed from liver and concentration in serum is the reflection of extent of liver dysfunction...
December 2017: Pract Lab Med
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158245/variations-in-presentation-management-and-patient-outcomes-of-urinary-tract-infection-a-prospective-four-country-primary-care-observational-cohort-study
#17
Christopher C Butler, Nick Francis, Emma Thomas-Jones, Carl Llor, Emily Bongard, Michael Moore, Paul Little, Janine Bates, Mandy Lau, Timothy Pickles, Micaela Gal, Mandy Wootton, Nigel Kirby, David Gillespie, Kate Rumbsy, Curt Brugman, Kerenza Hood, Theo Verheij
BACKGROUND: Regional variations in the presentation of uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI) and pathogen sensitivity to antibiotics have been cited as reasons to justify differences in how the infections are managed, which includes the prescription of broad-spectrum antibiotics. AIM: To describe presentation and management of UTI in primary care settings, and explore the association with patient recovery, taking microbiological findings and case mix into account...
November 20, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157865/peptide-yy-3-36-modulates-intracellular-calcium-through-activation-of-the-phosphatidylinositol-pathway-in-hippocampal-neurons
#18
Michelle Flores Domingues, Dênis Reis de Assis, Angela Regina Piovesan, Cháriston André Dal Belo, Jaderson Costa da Costa
Peptide YY (PYY) belongs to the neuropeptide Y (NPY) family, which also includes the pancreatic polypeptide (PP) and NPY. PYY is secreted by the intestinal L cells, being present in the blood stream in two active forms capable of crossing the blood brain barrier, PYY (1-36) and its cleavage product, PYY (3-36). PYY is a selective agonist for the Y2 receptor (Y2R) and these receptors are abundant in the hippocampus. Here we investigated the mechanisms by which PYY (3-36) regulates intracellular Ca(2+) concentrations ([Ca(2+)]i) in hippocampal neurons by employing a calcium imaging technique in hippocampal cultures...
November 7, 2017: Neuropeptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157726/adaptive-and-technology-independent-architecture-for-fault-tolerant-distributed-aal-solutions
#19
Michael Schmidt, Roman Obermaisser
Today's architectures for Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) must cope with a variety of challenges like flawless sensor integration and time synchronization (e.g. for sensor data fusion) while abstracting from the underlying technologies at the same time. Furthermore, an architecture for AAL must be capable to manage distributed application scenarios in order to support elderly people in all situations of their everyday life. This encompasses not just life at home but in particular the mobility of elderly people (e...
November 6, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157417/effect-of-emotions-on-temporal-attention
#20
Maruti V Mishra, Sonia B Ray, Narayanan Srinivasan
Emotions play a significant role in guiding everyday actions and strongly interact with attention. The processing of emotional information over time and the influence of attention on such processing has been studied through the phenomenon of attentional blink using rapid serial visual presentations (RSVP) tasks. This chapter discusses the interaction between temporal attention and the type of emotional information (words, scenes, and facial expressions) presented during or before the RSVP stream. The findings show that the affective content and the arousal value of the emotional stimuli presented as first target, second target, or both affects the magnitude and the duration of the blink window...
2017: Progress in Brain Research
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