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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433922/effects-of-aging-on-prefrontal-brain-activation-during-challenging-walking-conditions
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Anat Mirelman, Inbal Maidan, Hagar Bernad-Elazari, Shiran Shustack, Nir Giladi, Jeffrey M Hausdorff
BACKGROUND: Deficits in cognitive domains, in particular, those related to the prefrontal cortex, contribute to diminished walking performance in complex conditions in older age. Studies using functional near infra-red spectroscopy (fNIRS) reported inconsistent findings of brain activation age-related changes in response to increased task demands. We aimed to study the effects of aging on gait and prefrontal activation in complex walking tasks with internal and external task demands. METHODS: Twenty-three healthy young adults (30...
April 20, 2017: Brain and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433442/strabismus-and-mental-disorders-among-israeli-adolescents
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Ilan Merdler, Moshe Giladi, Nir Sorkin, Shachar Shapira, Eran Galili, Alexander Margulis, Tzfanya Korach, Ayal Hassidim
PURPOSE: To assess the association between strabismus and mental disorders in adolescents. METHODS: This case-control study included 662,641 Israeli teenagers that underwent medical evaluation by the Israel Defense Force as part of the preconscription assessment between 2005 and 2013. The association between common mental disorders (anxiety disorder, mood disorder, adjustment disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder [ADHD]) and either uncorrected strabismus or corrected strabismus was examined...
April 19, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432330/enhanced-response-of-metformin-towards-the-cancer-cells-due-to-synergism-with-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes-in-photothermal-therapy
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Sweejiang Yoo, Jin Hou, Wenhui Yi, Yingchun Li, Weiping Chen, Lingjie Meng, Jinhai Si, Xun Hou
Converging evidence from laboratory models pointed that the widely used antidiabetic drug metformin has direct effects on cancer cells. Thus far, relatively little attention has been addressed to the drug exposures used experimentally relative to those achievable clinically. Here, we demonstrated that metformin loaded on carbon nanotubes under near-infrared (NIR) irradiation led to the remarkably enhancement in response towards cancer cells. The dose of metformin has reduced to only 1/280 of typical doses in monotherapy (35: 10 000-30 000 µM) where the realization of metformin in conventional antidiabetic doses for cancer therapies becomes possible...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431821/near-infrared-spectroscopy-as-a-predictor-for-shunt-requirement-during-carotid-endarterectomy
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M Jonsson, D Lindström, A Wanhainen, K Djavani Gidlund, P Gillgren
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) continuously monitors regional cerebral oxygenation (rSO2) in the frontal lobes. This method may be used in patients during carotid endarterectomy to indicate the need for shunting. The aim of the study was to evaluate the value of NIRS in determining the need for selective shunting during CEA. A secondary aim was to compare NIRS with stump pressure. METHODS: Between January 2013 and October 2016, 185 patients from two vascular units, undergoing CEA under local anaesthesia were prospectively included...
April 18, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430259/impact-of-assisting-atmospheric-pressure-plasma-on-the-formation-of-micro-and-nanoparticles-during-picosecond-laser-ablation-of-titanium
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Stefan Grottker, Wolfgang Viöl, Christoph Gerhard
In this work, we investigated the generation of particles during pure laser and plasma-assisted laser ablation of titanium. Experiments were performed using a NIR picosecond laser at a wavelength of 1030 nm and a pulse duration of 8 ps. For plasma-assisted ablation, an atmospheric pressure dielectric barrier discharge plasma was applied where the process gas was argon. Quantitative particle distributions at sizes from 10 nm to 10 μm were determined. In addition, we evaluated the amount of ablated material via laser scanning microscopy...
April 20, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429598/preliminary-clinical-validation-of-a-differential-correction-method-for-improving-measurement-accuracy-in-noninvasive-measurement-of-blood-glucose-using-near-infrared-spectroscopy
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Guang Han, Xuyao Yu, Dandan Xia, Rong Liu, Jin Liu, Kexin Xu
One of the main challenges in the noninvasive sensing of blood glucose by near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy is the background variations from light source drift, sweating, and temperature change at the human-machine interface. In this paper, a differential correction method based on the spectra from the floating-reference position and measuring position is proposed to eliminate these spectral variations from background interferences. Its effectiveness was validated by in vitro and in vivo experiments in which the diffuse reflectance of intralipid solutions and human skin was collected at the source distances of 0...
January 1, 2017: Applied Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428995/fluorogen-free-aggregation-induced-nir-emission-from-gold-nanoparticles
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Meenaxi Saini, Yogeshwar Masirkar, Ritu Varshney, Partha Roy, Kalyan K Sadhu
Controlled diluted aqua regia addition leads to NIR (near infrared) luminescence from aggregated gold nanoparticles at 916 nm. This turn-on luminescence has been observed for gold nanoparticles, regardless of reductants used in their preparation. These aggregated nanoparticles are nontoxic and have been used for bioimaging in human liver carcinoma cells.
April 21, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428815/service-user-and-care-giver-involvement-in-mental-health-system-strengthening-in-nepal-a-qualitative-study-on-barriers-and-facilitating-factors
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Dristy Gurung, Nawaraj Upadhyaya, Jananee Magar, Nir Prakash Giri, Charlotte Hanlon, Mark J D Jordans
BACKGROUND: Service user and caregiver involvement has become an increasingly common strategy to enhance mental health outcomes, and has been incorporated in the mental healthpolicies of many developed nations. However, this practice is non-existent or fragmented in low and middle income countries (LMICs). Instances of service user and caregiver involvement have been rising slowly in a few LMICs, but are rarely described in the literature. Very little is known about the context of user and caregiver participation in mental health system strengthening processes in a low-income, disaster- and conflict-affected state such as Nepal...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428369/single-cell-rna-seq-reveals-new-types-of-human-blood-dendritic-cells-monocytes-and-progenitors
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Alexandra-Chloé Villani, Rahul Satija, Gary Reynolds, Siranush Sarkizova, Karthik Shekhar, James Fletcher, Morgane Griesbeck, Andrew Butler, Shiwei Zheng, Suzan Lazo, Laura Jardine, David Dixon, Emily Stephenson, Emil Nilsson, Ida Grundberg, David McDonald, Andrew Filby, Weibo Li, Philip L De Jager, Orit Rozenblatt-Rosen, Andrew A Lane, Muzlifah Haniffa, Aviv Regev, Nir Hacohen
Dendritic cells (DCs) and monocytes play a central role in pathogen sensing, phagocytosis, and antigen presentation and consist of multiple specialized subtypes. However, their identities and interrelationships are not fully understood. Using unbiased single-cell RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) of ~2400 cells, we identified six human DCs and four monocyte subtypes in human blood. Our study reveals a new DC subset that shares properties with plasmacytoid DCs (pDCs) but potently activates T cells, thus redefining pDCs; a new subdivision within the CD1C(+) subset of DCs; the relationship between blastic plasmacytoid DC neoplasia cells and healthy DCs; and circulating progenitor of conventional DCs (cDCs)...
April 21, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428038/non-invasive-tracking-of-hydrogel-degradation-using-upconversion-nanoparticles
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Yuqing Dong, Guorui Jin, Changchun Ji, Rongyan He, Min Lin, Xin Zhao, Ang Li, Tian Jian Lu, Feng Xu
Tracking the distribution and degradation of hydrogels in vivo is important for various applications including tissue engineering and drug delivery. Among various imaging modalities, fluorescence imaging has attracted intensive attention due to their high sensitivity, low cost and easy operation. Particularly, upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) that emit visible lights upon near-infrared (NIR) light excitation as tracking probes are promising in deciphering the fate of hydrogels after transplantation. Herein, we reported a facile and non-invasive in vivo hydrogel tracking method using UCNPs, where the degradation of hydrogels was determined using the decrease in fluorescence intensity from the UCNPs encapsulated in the hydrogels...
April 17, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426935/manipulation-of-mg2-ca2-switch-on-the-development-of-bone-mimetic-hydroxyapatite
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Nancy C Andrés, Noelia L D'Elía, Juan M Ruso, Adrián Esteban Campelo, Virginia L Massheimer, Paula V Messina
Ionic substitution can affect essential physicochemical properties leading to a specific biological behavior upon implantation. Therefore it has been proposed as a tool to increase the biological efficiency of calcium phosphate based materials. In the following study we have evaluated the contribution of an important cation in nature, Mg2+, into the structure of previously studied biocompatible and biodegradable hydroxyapatite (HA) nano-rods and its subsequent effect on its chemical, morphology and bone mimetic articulation...
April 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425394/near-infrared-spectrum-detection-of-wheat-gluten-protein-content-based-on-a-combined-filtering-method
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Jian-Hua Cai
To eliminate the random error of the derivative near-IR (NIR) spectrum and to improve model stability and the prediction accuracy of the gluten protein content, a combined method is proposed for pretreatment of the NIR spectrum based on both empirical mode decomposition and the wavelet soft-threshold method. The principle and the steps of the method are introduced and the denoising effect is evaluated. The wheat gluten protein content is calculated based on the denoised spectrum, and the results are compared with those of the nine-point smoothing method and the wavelet soft-threshold method...
April 20, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424935/a-ratiometric-and-near-infrared-fluorescent-probe-for-imaging-cu-2-in-living-cells-and-animals
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Rui Guo, Qiuan Wang, Weiying Lin
We have rationally constructed a novel ratiometric and near-infrared Cu(2+) fluorescent probe based on a tricarbocyanine chromophore. The new probe NIR-Cu showed a ratiometric fluorescent response to Cu(2+) with a large emission wavelength shift (up to 142 nm) in the far-red to near-infrared region. The probe also displayed a large variation in the fluorescence ratio (I636/I778) to Cu(2+) species with high sensitivity and selectivity. Additionally, the developed probe NIR-Cu was suitable for fluorescence imaging of Cu(2+) in living cells and mice...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424855/analysis-of-multiple-soybean-phytonutrients-by-near-infrared-reflectance-spectroscopy
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Gaoyang Zhang, Penghui Li, Wenfei Zhang, Jian Zhao
Improvement of the nutritional quality of soybean is usually facilitated by a vast range of soybean germplasm with enough information about their multiple phytonutrients. In order to acquire this essential information from a huge number of soybean samples, a rapid analytic method is urgently required. Here, a nondestructive near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS) method was developed for rapid and accurate measurement of 25 nutritional components in soybean simultaneously, including fatty acids palmitic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid, and linolenic acid, vitamin E (VE), α-VE, γ-VE, δ-VE, saponins, isoflavonoids, and flavonoids...
April 19, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424590/geometrical-determinants-of-neuronal-actin-waves
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Caterina Tomba, Céline Braïni, Ghislain Bugnicourt, Floriane Cohen, Benjamin M Friedrich, Nir S Gov, Catherine Villard
Hippocampal neurons produce in their early stages of growth propagative, actin-rich dynamical structures called actin waves. The directional motion of actin waves from the soma to the tip of neuronal extensions has been associated with net forward growth, and ultimately with the specification of neurites into axon and dendrites. Here, geometrical cues are used to control actin wave dynamics by constraining neurons on adhesive stripes of various widths. A key observable, the average time between the production of consecutive actin waves, or mean inter-wave interval (IWI), was identified...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424110/native-americans-have-an-increased-risk-of-major-bile-duct-injury-during-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-results-from-a-statewide-analysis
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Alissa Greenbaum, Eyas Alkhalili, Li Luo, Ashwani Rajput, Itzhak Nir
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423274/experimental-evidence-of-long-range-intramolecular-vibrational-energy-redistribution-through-eight-covalent-bonds-nir-irradiation-induced-conformational-transformation-of-e-glutaconic-acid
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Benjamin Kovács, Nihal Kuş, György Tarczay, Rui Fausto
Long-range intramolecular vibrational energy redistribution (IVR) driven conformational changes were investigated in a matrix-isolated open-chain, asymmetrical dicarboxylic acid, E-glutaconic acid. Although the analysis was challenging due to the presence of multiple backbone conformers and short lifetimes of the prepared higher energy cis conformers, it was unambiguously shown that the selective excitation of the O-H stretching overtone of one of the carboxylic groups can induce the conformational change (trans to cis) of the other carboxylic group, located at the other end of the E-glutaconic acid molecule...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422434/rat-hindlimb-cryopreservation-and-transplantation-a-step-towards-organ-banking
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Amir Arav, Or Friedman, Yehudit Natan, Eyal Gur, Nir Shani
In 2016 over 5 million reconstructive procedures were performed in the USA. The recent successes of clinical vascularized composite allotransplantations (VCA), hand and face transplantations included, established the tremendous potential of these life-enhancing reconstructions. Nevertheless, Due to limited availability and lifelong immunosuppression, application is limited. Long term banking of composite transplants may increase the availability of esthetically compatible parts with partial or complete HLA matching, reducing the risk of rejection and the immunosuppressive burden...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422075/multisensory-system-for-the-detection-and-localization-of-peripheral-subcutaneous-veins
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Roemi Fernández, Manuel Armada
This paper proposes a multisensory system for the detection and localization of peripheral subcutaneous veins, as a first step for achieving automatic robotic insertion of catheters in the near future. The multisensory system is based on the combination of a SWIR (Short-Wave Infrared) camera, a TOF (Time-Of-Flight) camera and a NIR (Near Infrared) lighting source. The associated algorithm consists of two main parts: one devoted to the features extraction from the SWIR image, and another envisaged for the registration of the range data provided by the TOF camera, with the SWIR image and the results of the peripheral veins detection...
April 19, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421249/co-effects-of-pyrene-and-nitrate-on-the-activity-and-abundance-of-soil-denitrifiers-under-anaerobic-condition
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Zhi-Feng Zhou, Yan-Hong Yao, Ming-Xia Wang, Xiao-Hu Zuo
It has previously been confirmed that polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) could be degraded by soil microbes coupling with denitrification, but the relationships among soil denitrifiers, PAHs, and nitrate under obligate anaerobic condition are still unclear. Here, co-effects of pyrene and nitrate on the activity and abundance of soil denitrifiers were investigated through a 45-day incubation experiment. Two groups of soil treatments with (N30) and without (N0) nitrate (30 mg kg(-1) dry soil) amendment were conducted, and each group contained three treatments with different pyrene concentrations (0, 30, and 60 mg kg(-1) dry soil denoted as P0, P30, and P60, respectively)...
April 18, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
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