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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448273/magnetic-induction-spectroscopy-mis-probe-design-for-cervical-tissue-measurements
#1
Jau-Yi Wang, Timothy Healey, Anthony Barker, Brian Brown, Chris Monk, Dilly Anumba
OBJECTIVE: Gradiometers have the advantage of increasing measuring sensitivity, which is particularly useful in magnetic induction spectroscopy (MIS) for bio-impedance measurements. Traditional gradiometers use a pair of field sensing coils equally distant and on opposite sides of a drive coil, which provides high immunity to interference. In this paper, a ferrite-cored coaxial gradiometer probe of 29 mm diameter has been developed for measuring the impedance spectra of cervical tissues in vivo...
April 27, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448037/cooling-an-optically-trapped-ultracold-fermi-gas-by-periodical-driving
#2
Jiaming Li, Leonardo F de Melo, Le Luo
We present a cooling method for a cold Fermi gas by parametrically driving atomic motions in a crossed-beam optical dipole trap (ODT). Our method employs the anharmonicity of the ODT, in which the hotter atoms at the edge of the trap feel the anharmonic components of the trapping potential, while the colder atoms in the center of the trap feel the harmonic one. By modulating the trap depth with frequencies that are resonant with the anharmonic components, we selectively excite the hotter atoms out of the trap while keeping the colder atoms in the trap, generating parametric cooling...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446588/hierarchical-differences-in-population-coding-within-auditory-cortex
#3
Joshua David Downer, Mamiko Niwa, Mitchell L Sutter
Most models of auditory cortical (AC) population coding have focused on primary auditory cortex (A1). Thus, our understanding of how neural coding for sounds progresses along the cortical hierarchy remains obscure. To illuminate this, we recorded from AC fields, A1 and middle-lateral belt (ML) of rhesus macaques. We presented amplitude-modulated (AM) noise during both passive listening and while the animals performed an AM detection task ("Active" condition). In both fields, neurons exhibit monotonic AM-depth tuning, with A1 neurons mostly exhibiting increasing rate-depth functions and ML neurons ~evenly distributed between increasing and decreasing functions...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442055/home-care-packages-insights-into-the-experiences-of-older-people-leading-up-to-the-introduction-of-consumer-directed-care-in-australia
#4
Jenny Day, Ann Clare Thorington Taylor, Peter Summons, Pamela Van Der Riet, Sharyn Hunter, Jane Maguire, Sophie Dilworth, Helen Bellchambers, Sarah Jeong, Gunilla Haydon, Margaret Harris, Isabel Higgins
This paper reports phase one, conducted from March to June 2015, of a two-phase, qualitative descriptive study designed to explore the perceptions and experiences of older people before and after the introduction of consumer directed care (CDC) to home care packages (HCP) in Australia. Eligible consumers with a local HCP provider were mailed information about the study. Data collection occurred before the introduction of CDC and included face-to-face, in-depth interviews, summaries of interviews, field notes and reflective journaling...
April 2017: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441328/a-gradient-field-pulsed-eddy-current-probe-for-evaluation-of-hidden-material-degradation-in-conductive-structures-based-on-lift-off-invariance
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Yong Li, Haoqing Jing, Ilham Mukriz Zainal Abidin, Bei Yan
Coated conductive structures are widely adopted in such engineering fields as aerospace, nuclear energy, etc. The hostile and corrosive environment leaves in-service coated conductive structures vulnerable to Hidden Material Degradation (HMD) occurring under the protection coating. It is highly demanded that HMD can be non-intrusively assessed using non-destructive evaluation techniques. In light of the advantages of Gradient-field Pulsed Eddy Current technique (GPEC) over other non-destructive evaluation methods in corrosion evaluation, in this paper the GPEC probe for quantitative evaluation of HMD is intensively investigated...
April 25, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441081/comparison-of-size-modulation-standard-automated-perimetry-and-conventional-standard-automated-perimetry-with-a-10-2-test-program-in-glaucoma-patients
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Kazunori Hirasawa, Natsumi Takahashi, Tsukasa Satou, Masayuki Kasahara, Kazuhiro Matsumura, Nobuyuki Shoji
PURPOSE: This prospective observational study compared the performance of size modulation standard automated perimetry with the Octopus 600 10-2 test program, with stimulus size modulation during testing, based on stimulus intensity and conventional standard automated perimetry, with that of the Humphrey 10-2 test program in glaucoma patients. METHODS: Eighty-seven eyes of 87 glaucoma patients underwent size modulation standard automated perimetry with Dynamic strategy and conventional standard automated perimetry using the SITA standard strategy...
April 25, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439866/mapping-protein-protein-interaction-using-high-throughput-yeast-2-hybrid
#7
Jessica Lopez, M Shahid Mukhtar
A tremendous asset to the analysis of protein-protein interactions is the yeast-2-hybrid (Y2H) method. The Y2H assay is a heterologous system that is expanding network biology knowledge via in vivo investigations of binary protein-protein interactions. Traditionally, the Y2H protocol entails the mating or co-transformation of yeast in solid agar media followed by visual analysis for diploid selection. Having played a key role in identifying protein-protein interactions for nearly three decades in a wide range of biological systems, the Y2H system assays the interaction between two proteins of interest which results in a reconstituted and/or activation of transcription factor allowing a reporter gene to be transcribed...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439561/first-detection-of-equatorial-dark-dust-lane-in-a-protostellar-disk-at-submillimeter-wavelength
#8
Chin-Fei Lee, Zhi-Yun Li, Paul T P Ho, Naomi Hirano, Qizhou Zhang, Hsien Shang
In the earliest (so-called "Class 0") phase of Sun-like (low-mass) star formation, circumstellar disks are expected to form, feeding the protostars. However, these disks are difficult to resolve spatially because of their small sizes. Moreover, there are theoretical difficulties in producing these disks in the earliest phase because of the retarding effects of magnetic fields on the rotating, collapsing material (so-called "magnetic braking"). With the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), it becomes possible to uncover these disks and study them in detail...
April 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437917/vector-radiative-transfer-model-for-coupled-atmosphere-and-ocean-systems-including-inelastic-sources-in-ocean-waters
#9
Peng-Wang Zhai, Yongxiang Hu, David M Winker, Bryan A Franz, Jeremy Werdell, Emmanuel Boss
Inelastic scattering plays an important role in ocean optics. The main inelastic scattering mechanisms include Raman scattering, fluorescence by colored dissolved organic matter (FDOM), and fluorescence by chlorophyll. This paper reports an implementation of all three inelastic scattering mechanisms in the exact vector radiative transfer model for coupled atmosphere and ocean Systems (CAOS). Simulation shows that FDOM contributes to the water radiation field in the broad visible spectral region, while chlorophyll fluorescence is limited in a narrow band centered at 685 nm...
April 17, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436863/optimization-of-camera-arrangement-using-correspondence-field-to-improve-depth-estimation
#10
Shichao Fu, Farzad Safaei, Wanqing Li
Stereo matching algorithms attempt to estimate depth from the images obtained by two cameras. In most cases, the arrangement of cameras (their locations and orientations with respect to the scene) are determined based on human experience. In this paper, it is shown that the camera arrangement can be optimized using the concept of correspondence field (CF) for better acquisition of depth. Specifically, the paper demonstrates the relationship between the correspondence field of a pair of cameras and depth estimation accuracy and presents a method to optimize their arrangement based on the gradient of CF...
April 18, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432742/living-donor-uterus-transplantation-a-single-center-s-observations-and-lessons-learned-from-early-setbacks-to-technical-success
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G Testa, E C Koon, L Johannesson, G McKenna, T Anthony, G B Klintmalm, R T Gunby, A M Warren, J M Putman, G dePrisco, J M Mitchell, K Wallis, M Olausson
Uterus transplantation is a vascularized composite allograft transplantation. It allows women who do not have a uterus to become pregnant and deliver a baby. In this paper we analyze the first 5 cases of Living Donor Uterus Transplantation performed in the US. The first 3 recipients lost their uterus grafts at day 14, 12 and 6 after transplant. Vascular complications, related to both inflow and outflow problems, were identified as the primary reason for the graft losses. Two recipients, 6 and 3 months post-transplant have functioning grafts with regular menstrual cycles...
April 22, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431686/adm-guidance-ceramics-all-ceramic-multilayer-interfaces-in-dentistry
#12
Ulrich Lohbauer, Susanne S Scherrer, Alvaro Della Bona, Michael Tholey, Richard van Noort, Alessandro Vichi, J Robert Kelly, Paulo F Cesar
This guidance document describes the specific issues involved in dental multilayer ceramic systems. The material interactions with regard to specific thermal and mechanical properties are reviewed and the characteristics of dental tooth-shaped processing parameters (sintering, geometry, thickness ratio, etc.) are discussed. Several techniques for the measurement of bond quality and residual stresses are presented with a detailed discussion of advantages and disadvantages. In essence no single technique is able to describe adequately the all-ceramic interface...
April 18, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430249/study-of-a-reflection-grating-used-in-littrow-mount
#13
D M Capps
The near and far fields of a finite conductivity metallic grating with symmetrical triangular facets, used in Littrow mount, are studied. A new Green's function approach, based on the Hertz vector, is introduced and used to propagate throughout a two-dimensional domain. The field quantity of primary interest is Poynting's vector; however, the stored power is also calculated. In assessing the fields generated by the propagator, a quasi-periodic dependence of output characteristics on the grating depth to period ratio, discussed in the literature, is also found in the present study...
April 20, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430222/impact-of-partial-coherence-on-the-apparent-optical-transfer-function-derived-from-the-response-to-amplitude-edges
#14
S Mojtaba Shakeri, Lucas J van Vliet, Sjoerd Stallinga
We present an investigation of the impact of partial coherence on optical imaging systems with the focus on whole slide imaging (WSI) systems for digital pathology. The investigation is based on the analysis of the edge response of the optical system, which gives rise to an apparent optical transfer function (OTF) that can be linked to two elementary complex functions Q and U. The function Q is directly related to the transmission cross coefficient (TCC) and can be identified with the performance function first introduced by Kintner and Sillitto...
April 20, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430119/influence-of-wind-speed-on-rgb-d-images-in-tree-plantations
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Dionisio Andújar, José Dorado, José María Bengochea-Guevara, Jesús Conesa-Muñoz, César Fernández-Quintanilla, Ángela Ribeiro
Weather conditions can affect sensors' readings when sampling outdoors. Although sensors are usually set up covering a wide range of conditions, their operational range must be established. In recent years, depth cameras have been shown as a promising tool for plant phenotyping and other related uses. However, the use of these devices is still challenged by prevailing field conditions. Although the influence of lighting conditions on the performance of these cameras has already been established, the effect of wind is still unknown...
April 21, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429072/kidney-development-and-perspectives-for-organ-engineering
#16
REVIEW
Ganna Reint, Aleksandra Rak-Raszewska, Seppo J Vainio
Organ transplantation is currently the best strategy for treating end stage renal disease (ESRD) but the numbers of donor kidneys available are not sufficient to meet the needs of the ever-increasing ESRD population. Therefore, developments in the field of tissue engineering are necessary to provide alternative treatments. Decellularization and three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting strategies may serve as attractive novel options. Since successful tissue engineering requires an in -depth understanding of organ development and regulatory pathways, we discuss signaling in renal development and the composition of the renal extracellular matrix before presenting progress in the decellularization and 3D bioprinting fields...
April 20, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427800/the-effect-of-optune%C3%A2-tumor-treating-fields-transducer-arrays-on-skin-radiation-dose-during-radiotherapy
#17
Edward Bender, Kevin Kozak, Steven Howard, Lori Hayes, John Bayouth, H Ian Robins
A Phase 3 clinical study demonstrated that the addition of 200kHz Tumor Treating Fields (TTF) to temozolomide in the post-radiation (RT) phase of therapy in newly diagnosed glioblastoma increases progression free and overall survival (resulting in FDA and European Union approval). Preclinical studies have demonstrated the ability of TTF to act as a radiosensitizer, suggesting concurrent TTF and RT may have clinical utility. The removal and replacement of TTF transducer arrays from the scalps of patients on a daily basis, i...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427670/estimation-of-the-distribution-of-low-intensity-ultrasound-mechanical-index-as-a-parameter-affecting-the-proliferation-of-spermatogonia-stem-cells-in-vitro
#18
Zeinab Hormozi Moghaddam, Manijhe Mokhtari-Dizaji, Mansoureh Movahedin, Mohammad Ehsan Ravari
Considering the use of physical and mechanical stimulation, such as low-intensity ultrasound for proliferation and differentiation of stem cells, it is essential to understand the physical and acoustical mechanisms of acoustic waves in vitro. Mechanical index is used for quantifying acoustic cavitation and the relationship between acoustic pressure and the frequency. In this study, modeling of the mechanical index was applied to provide treatment protocol and to understand the effective physical processes on reproducibility of stem cells...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426985/current-uses-of-ground-penetrating-radar-in-groundwater-dependent-ecosystems-research
#19
REVIEW
Catarina Paz, Francisco J Alcalá, Jorge M Carvalho, Luís Ribeiro
Ground penetrating radar (GPR) is a high-resolution technique widely used in shallow groundwater prospecting. This makes GPR ideal to characterize the hydrogeological functioning of groundwater-dependent ecosystems (GDE). This paper reviews current uses of GPR in GDE research through the construction of a database comprising 91 worldwide GPR case studies selected from the literature and classified according to (1) geological environments favouring GDE; (2) hydrogeological research interests; and (3) field technical and (4) hydrogeological conditions of the survey...
April 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426426/pseudopecoelus-mccauleyi-n-sp-and-podocotyle-sp-digenea-opecoelidae-from-the-deep-waters-off-oregon-and-british-columbia-with-an-updated-key-to-the-species-of-pseudopecoelus-von-wicklen-1946-and-checklist-of-parasites-from-lycodes-cortezianus-perciformes-zoarcidae
#20
REVIEW
Charles K Blend, Norman O Dronen, Gabor R Racz, Scott L Gardner
Pseudopecoelus mccauleyi n. sp. (Opecoelidae: Opecoelinae) is described from the intestine of the bigfin eelpout, Lycodes cortezianus (Gilbert, 1890) (Perciformes: Zoarcidae), collected at 200-800 m depths in the Northeastern Pacific Ocean off Oregon and Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The new species is distinguished by possessing a unique combination of the following diagnostic characters: vitelline fields that extend to the posterior margin of the ventral sucker; a slender, tubular and sinuous seminal vesicle that extends some distance into the hindbody; an unspecialized, protuberant ventral sucker; a genital pore at pharynx level; lobed to deeply multilobed testes; a lobed ovary; and an egg size of 68-80 μm × 30-46 μm...
June 1, 2017: Acta Parasitologica
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