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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211267/efficient-and-selective-uptake-of-tco4-by-a-cationic-metal-organic-framework-material-with-open-ag-sites
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Daopeng Sheng, Lin Zhu, Chao Xu, Chengliang Xiao, Yanlong Wang, Yaxing Wang, Lanhua Chen, Juan Diwu, Jing Chen, Zhifang Chai, Thomas E Albrecht-Schmitt, Shuao Wang
99Tc is one of the most problematic radioisotopes in used nuclear fuel owing to its combined features of high fission yield, long half-life, and high environmental mobility. There are only a handful of functional materials that can remove TcO4- anion from aqueous solution and identifying for new, stable materials with high anion-exchange capacities, fast kinetics, and good selectivity remains a challenge. We report here an 8-fold interpenetrated three-dimensional cationic metal-organic framework material, SCU-100, which is assembled from a tetradentate neutral nitrogen-donor ligand and two-coordinate Ag+ cations as potential open metal sites...
February 17, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207408/evaluation-of-cannabinoids-concentration-and-stability-in-standardized-preparations-of-cannabis-tea-and-cannabis-oil-by-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
#2
Roberta Pacifici, Emilia Marchei, Francesco Salvatore, Luca Guandalini, Francesco Paolo Busardò, Simona Pichini
BACKGROUND: Cannabis has been used since ancient times to relieve neuropathic pain, to lower intraocular pressure, to increase appetite and finally to decrease nausea and vomiting. The combination of the psychoactive cannabis alkaloid Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) with the non-psychotropic alkaloids cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabinol (CBN) demonstrated a higher activity than THC alone. The Italian National Institute of Health sought to establish conditions and indications on how to correctly use nationally produced cannabis to guarantee therapeutic continuity in individuals treated with medical cannabis...
February 16, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177544/hso2-formation-from-ion-molecule-reactions-of-so2-with-water-and-methane-two-fast-reactions-with-reverse-temperature-dependent-kinetic-trend
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Antonella Cartoni, Daniele Catone, Paola Bolognesi, Mauro Satta, Pal Markus, Lorenzo Avaldi
In this work an experimental and theoretical study on the formation of HSO2+ ion from the SO2.+ + CH4 and SO2.+ + H2O ion-molecule reactions at different temperatures is reported. Tunable synchrotron radiation has been used to produce the SO2.+ ion in excited ro-vibrational levels of the ionic ground state X2A1 and mass spectrometry has been employed to identify the product ions. Calculations in the frame of the density functional theory and variational transtition state theory have been combined to explore the dynamics of the reactions...
February 8, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158227/beneficial-effects-of-metformin-on-energy-metabolism-and-visceral-fat-volume-through-a-possible-mechanism-of-fatty-acid-oxidation-in-human-subjects-and-rats
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Ichiro Tokubuchi, Yuji Tajiri, Shimpei Iwata, Kento Hara, Nobuhiko Wada, Toshihiko Hashinaga, Hitomi Nakayama, Hiroharu Mifune, Kentaro Yamada
OBJECTIVE: Metformin is known to have a beneficial effect on body weight and body composition, although the precise mechanism has not been elucidated yet. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of metformin on energy metabolism and anthropometric factors in both human subjects and rats. METHODS: In human studies, metformin (1500mg/day) was administered to 23 healthy subjects and 18 patients with type 2 diabetes for 2 weeks. Metabolic parameters and energy metabolism were measured during a meal tolerance test in the morning before and after the treatment of metformin...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153288/a-simple-and-fast-double-flow-microfluidic-device-based-liquid-phase-microextraction-df-%C3%A2%C2%B5lpme-for-the-determination-of-parabens-in-water-samples
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María Ramos-Payan, Santiago Maspoch, Andreu Llobera
A fast double-flow microfluidic based liquid phase microextraction (DF-µLPME) combined with a HPLC-UV procedure using diode array detection has been developed for the determination of the four most widely used parabens: Ethyl 4-hydroxybenzoate (EtP), Propyl 4-hydroxybenzoate (PrP), Butyl 4-hydroxybenzoate (BuP) and IsoButyl 4-hydroxybenzoate (iBuP) in water samples. Parabens have successfully been determined in environmental (lake and river water) samples with excellent clean up, high extraction efficiency and good enrichment factor using double-flow conditions...
April 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138545/rapid-decadal-convective-precipitation-increase-over-eurasia-during-the-last-three-decades-of-the-20th-century
#6
Hengchun Ye, Eric J Fetzer, Sun Wong, Bjorn H Lambrigtsen
Convective precipitation-localized, short-lived, intense, and sometimes violent-is at the root of challenges associated with observation, simulation, and prediction of precipitation. The understanding of long-term changes in convective precipitation characteristics and their role in precipitation extremes and intensity over extratropical regions are imperative to future water resource management; however, they have been studied very little. We show that annual convective precipitation total has been increasing astonishingly fast, at a rate of 18...
January 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125917/a-study-of-water-uptake-by-selected-superdisintegrants-from-the-sub-molecular-to-the-particulate-level
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P Barmpalexis, P Syllignaki, K Kachrimanis
Water diffusion through the matrix of three superdisintegrants, namely sodium starch glycolate (SSG), croscarmellose sodium (cCMC-Na) and crospovidone (cPVP), was studied at the sub-molecular level using Attenuated Total Reflectance (ATR)-FTIR spectroscopy and molecular dynamics simulations, and the results were correlated to water uptake studies conducted at the particulate level using Parallel Exponential Kinetics (PEK) modeling in dynamic moisture sorption studies and optical microscopy. ATR-FTIR studies indicated that water diffuses inside cPVP by a single fast acting process, while in SSG and cCMC-Na, a slow and a fast process acting simultaneously, were identified...
January 26, 2017: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125055/fusion-of-high-resolution-multispectral-imagery-in-vulnerable-coastal-and-land-ecosystems
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Edurne Ibarrola-Ulzurrun, Consuelo Gonzalo-Martin, Javier Marcello-Ruiz, Angel Garcia-Pedrero, Dionisio Rodriguez-Esparragon
Ecosystems provide a wide variety of useful resources that enhance human welfare, but these resources are declining due to climate change and anthropogenic pressure. In this work, three vulnerable ecosystems, including shrublands, coastal areas with dunes systems and areas of shallow water, are studied. As far as these resources' reduction is concerned, remote sensing and image processing techniques could contribute to the management of these natural resources in a practical and cost-effective way, although some improvements are needed for obtaining a higher quality of the information available...
January 25, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110948/determination-of-partition-coefficients-of-biomolecules-in-a-microfluidic-aqueous-two-phase-system-platform-using-fluorescence-microscopy
#9
D F C Silva, A M Azevedo, P Fernandes, V Chu, J P Conde, M R Aires-Barros
Aqueous two phase systems (ATPS) offer great potential for selective separation of a wide range of biomolecules by exploring differences in molecular solubility in each of the two immiscible phases. However, ATPS use has been limited due to the difficulty in predicting the behavior of a given biomolecule in the partition environment together with the empirical and time-consuming techniques that are used for the determination of partition and extraction parameters. In this work, a fast and novel technique based on a microfluidic platform and using fluorescence microscopy was developed to determine the partition coefficients of biomolecules in different ATPS...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105832/sensitive-and-fast-humidity-sensor-based-on-a-redox-conducting-supramolecular-ionic-material-for-respiration-monitoring
#10
Hailong Yan, Li Zhang, Ping Yu, Lanqun Mao
Real-time monitoring of respiratory rate (RR) is highly important for human health, clinical diagnosis, and fundamental scientific research. Exhaled humidity-based RR monitoring has recently attracted increased attention because of its accuracy and portability. Here, we report a new design of an exhaled humidity sensor for the real-time monitoring of the RR based on a synthetic redox conducting supramolecular ionic material (SIM). The humidity-dependent conducting SIM is prepared by ionic self-assembly in aqueous solutions of electroactive 2,2'-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) (ABTS) and 1,10-bis(3-methylimidazolium-1-yl) decane (C10(mim)2)...
January 3, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101405/deep-tissue-photoacoustic-computed-tomography-with-a-fast-and-compact-laser-system
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Depeng Wang, Yuehang Wang, Weiran Wang, Dandan Luo, Upendra Chitgupi, Jumin Geng, Yang Zhou, Lidai Wang, Jonathan F Lovell, Jun Xia
Photoacoustic computed tomography (PACT) holds great promise for biomedical imaging, but wide-spread implementation is impeded by the bulkiness of flash-lamp-pumped laser systems, which typically weigh between 50 - 200 kg, require continuous water cooling, and operate at a low repetition rate. Here, we demonstrate that compact lasers based on emerging diode technologies are well-suited for preclinical and clinical PACT. The diode-pumped laser used in this study had a miniature footprint (13 × 14 × 7 cm(3)), weighed only 1...
January 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074196/ionic-flash-nanoprecipitation-ifnp-for-the-facile-one-step-synthesis-of-inorganic-organic-hybrid-nanoparticles-in-water
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N M Pinkerton, L Behar, K Hadri, B Amouroux, C Mingotaud, D R Talham, S Chassaing, J-D Marty
Ionic Flash NanoPrecipitation (iFNP) was evaluated as a novel method for the synthesis of inorganic-organic hybrid nanomaterials and proved to be remarkably effective, fast and practical. To prove the potential of iFNP, various nanostructured GdPO4-based materials of biomedical imaging relevance were easily prepared in a one-step, tunable and highly controlled manner using only water as solvent.
January 11, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051307/highly-efficient-magnetic-nitrogen-doped-porous-carbon-prepared-by-one-step-carbonization-strategy-for-hg-2-removal-from-water
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Lijin Huang, Man He, Bei-Bei Chen, Qian Cheng, Bin Hu
Hydrophilic magnetic N-doped porous carbon composites (MNPCs) with high special surface areas and rich nitrogen content was prepared via simple one-step carbonization of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs), 2-methylimidazole (HmIm), and Fe3O4@SiO2 magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) mixture directly. During the carbonization process, ZnO NPs directly reacts with HmIm to yield porous ZIF-8 while the MNPs are incorporated into the frameworks to generate magnetic metal-organic frameworks (MFCs), and the MFCs acts as a self-sacrificing template to prepare MNPC...
January 13, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048299/su-f-sps-06-implementation-of-a-back-projection-algorithm-for-2d-in-vivo-dosimetry-with-an-epid-system
#14
B Hernandez Reyes, E Rodriguez Perez, M Sosa Aquino
PURPOSE: To implement a back-projection algorithm for 2D dose reconstructions for in vivo dosimetry in radiation therapy using an Electronic Portal Imaging Device (EPID) based on amorphous silicon. METHODS: An EPID system was used to calculate dose-response function, pixel sensitivity map, exponential scatter kernels and beam hardenig correction for the back-projection algorithm. All measurements were done with a 6 MV beam. A 2D dose reconstruction for an irradiated water phantom (30×30×30 cm(3) ) was done to verify the algorithm implementation...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048023/tu-fg-brb-09-thermoacoustic-range-verification-with-perfect-co-registered-overlay-of-bragg-peak-onto-ultrasound-image
#15
S Patch, M Kireeff Covo, A Jackson, Y Qadadha, K Campbell, R Albright, P Bloemhard, A Donoghue, C Siero, T Gimpel, S Small, B Ninemire, M Johnson, L Phair
PURPOSE: The potential of particle therapy has not yet been fully realized due to inaccuracies in range verification. The purpose of this work was to correlate the Bragg peak location with target structure, by overlaying thermoacoustic localization of the Bragg peak onto an ultrasound image. METHODS: Pulsed delivery of 50 MeV protons was accomplished by a fast chopper installed between the ion source and the inflector of the 88″ cyclotron at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047731/su-f-t-672-a-novel-kernel-based-dose-engine-for-kev-photon-beams
#16
M Reinhart, M F Fast, S Nill, U Oelfke
PURPOSE: Mimicking state-of-the-art patient radiotherapy with high precision irradiators for small animals allows advanced dose-effect studies and radiobiological investigations. One example is the implementation of pre-clinical IMRT-like irradiations, which requires the development of inverse planning for keV photon beams. As a first step, we present a novel kernel-based dose calculation engine for keV x-rays with explicit consideration of energy and material dependencies. METHODS: We follow a superposition-convolution approach adapted to keV x-rays, based on previously published work on micro-beam therapy...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047699/su-c-brc-03-development-of-a-novel-strategy-for-on-demand-monte-carlo-and-deterministic-dose-calculation-treatment-planning-and-optimization-for-external-beam-photon-and-particle-therapy
#17
Y M Yang, K Bush, B Han, L Xing
PURPOSE: Accurate and fast dose calculation is a prerequisite of precision radiation therapy in modern photon and particle therapy. While Monte Carlo (MC) dose calculation provides high dosimetric accuracy, the drastically increased computational time hinders its routine use. Deterministic dose calculation methods are fast, but problematic in the presence of tissue density inhomogeneity. We leverage the useful features of deterministic methods and MC to develop a hybrid dose calculation platform with autonomous utilization of MC and deterministic calculation depending on the local geometry, for optimal accuracy and speed...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047476/su-f-i-16-short-breast-mri-with-high-resolution-t2-weighted-and-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-t1-weighted-images
#18
J Ma, J Son, B Arun, J Hazle, K Hwang, K Wang, E Bayram, J Madewell, W Yang, B Dogan
PURPOSE: To develop and demonstrate a short breast (sb) MRI protocol that acquires both T2-weighted and dynamic contrast-enhanced T1-weighted images in approximately ten minutes. METHODS: The sb-MRI protocol consists of two novel pulse sequences. The first is a flexible fast spin-echo triple-echo Dixon (FTED) sequence for high-resolution fat-suppressed T2-weighted imaging, and the second is a 3D fast dual-echo spoiled gradient sequence (FLEX) for volumetric fat-suppressed T1-weighted imaging before and post contrast agent injection...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047315/su-f-t-124-radiation-biological-equivalent-presentations-oflem-1-and-mkm-approaches-in-the-carbon-ion-radiotherapy
#19
W Hsi, G Jiang, Y Sheng
PURPOSE: To study the correlations of the radiation biological equivalent doses (BED) along depth and lateral distance between LEM-1 and MKM approaches. METHODS: In NIRS-MKM (Microdosimetric Kinetic Model) approach, the prescribed BED, referred as C-Eq, doses aims to present the relative biological effectiveness (RBE) for different energies of carbon-ions on a fixed 10% survival value of HCG cell with respect to convention X-ray. Instead of a fixed 10% survival, the BED doses of LEM-1 (Local Effect Model) approach, referred as X-Eq, aims to present the RBE over the whole survival curve of chordoma-like cell with alpha/beta ratio of 2...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047285/tu-h-campus-tep1-05-fast-processed-3d-printing-aided-urethane-resin-pur-bolus-in-radiation-therapy
#20
B Zhao, T Chiu, X Gu, H Lee, L Nedzi, S Jiang
PURPOSE: 3D printed custom bolus is regularly used in radiation therapy clinic as a compensator. However, usual method of bolus printing with 100% filling is very time-consuming. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the feasibility and benefit of 3D printed bolus filled with UR. METHODS: Two boluses were designed on nose (9e electrons) and ear (6× photons) for a head phantom in treatment planning system (TPS) to achieve dose coverage to the skin. The bolus structures (56-167cc) were converted to STereoLithographic (STL) model using an in-house developed algorithm and sent to a commercial fused deposition modeling (FDM) printer...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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