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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934338/effect-of-localized-hypoxia-on-drosophila-embryo-development
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Zhinan Wang, Shawn C Oppegard, David T Eddington, Jun Cheng
Environmental stress, such as oxygen deprivation, affects various cellular activities and developmental processes. In this study, we directly investigated Drosophila embryo development in vivo while cultured on a microfluidic device, which imposed an oxygen gradient on the developing embryos. The designed microfluidic device enabled both temporal and spatial control of the local oxygen gradient applied to the live embryos. Time-lapse live cell imaging was used to monitor the morphology and cellular migration patterns as embryos were placed in various geometries relative to the oxygen gradient...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934163/a-parameter-communication-optimization-strategy-for-distributed-machine-learning-in-sensors
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Jilin Zhang, Hangdi Tu, Yongjian Ren, Jian Wan, Li Zhou, Mingwei Li, Jue Wang, Lifeng Yu, Chang Zhao, Lei Zhang
In order to utilize the distributed characteristic of sensors, distributed machine learning has become the mainstream approach, but the different computing capability of sensors and network delays greatly influence the accuracy and the convergence rate of the machine learning model. Our paper describes a reasonable parameter communication optimization strategy to balance the training overhead and the communication overhead. We extend the fault tolerance of iterative-convergent machine learning algorithms and propose the Dynamic Finite Fault Tolerance (DFFT)...
September 21, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934105/an-architecture-for-on-line-measurement-of-the-tip-clearance-and-time-of-arrival-of-a-bladed-disk-of-an-aircraft-engine
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José Miguel Gil-García, Alejandro Solís, Gerardo Aranguren, Joseba Zubia
Safety and performance of the turbo-engine in an aircraft is directly affected by the health of its blades. In recent years, several improvements to the sensors have taken place to monitor the blades in a non-intrusive way. The parameters that are usually measured are the distance between the blade tip and the casing, and the passing time at a given point. Simultaneously, several techniques have been developed that allow for the inference-from those parameters and under certain conditions-of the amplitude and frequency of the blade vibration...
September 21, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933941/strength-in-numbers-using-big-data-to-simplify-sentiment-classification
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Apostolos Filippas, Theodoros Lappas
Sentiment classification, the task of assigning a positive or negative label to a text segment, is a key component of mainstream applications such as reputation monitoring, sentiment summarization, and item recommendation. Even though the performance of sentiment classification methods has steadily improved over time, their ever-increasing complexity renders them comprehensible by only a shrinking minority of expert practitioners. For all others, such highly complex methods are black-box predictors that are hard to tune and even harder to justify to decision makers...
September 2017: Big Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933877/the-developmental-course-of-community-service-across-the-transition-to-adulthood-in-a-national-u-s-sample
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Laura Wray-Lake, John Schulenberg, Katherine M Keyes, Jennifer Shubert
Despite the importance of community service for the well-being of individuals and communities, relatively little is known about the developmental course of community service during the transition to adulthood (TTA). This study tested competing hypotheses about change in community service across the TTA by estimating latent growth models from Ages 18 to 26 in a national U.S. SAMPLE: Analyses tested for cohort differences in community service and for individual differences in developmental trajectories by socioeconomic status, gender, grades, religiosity, race/ethnicity, college expectations, and college degree attainment...
September 21, 2017: Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933336/bioavailability-of-oxycodone-after-administration-of-a-new-prolonged-release-once-daily-tablet-formulation-in-healthy-subjects-in-comparison-to-an-established-twice-daily-tablet%C3%A2
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Bernhard Scheidel, Martina A Maritz, Yves J Gschwind, Kerstin Steigerwald, Volker Guth, Peter Kovacs, Helene Rey
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and to compare the bioavailability, the influence of food intake on the bioavailability, and the safety and tolerability of a newly-developed oxycodone once-daily (OOD) prolonged-release tablet with an established oxycodone twice-daily (OTD) prolonged-release tablet after single-dose administration under fasting or fed conditions as well as after multiple-dose administration. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three single-center, open-label, randomized, balanced, two-treatment, two-period, two-sequence crossover studies were conducted...
September 21, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933215/withania-somnifera-extract-protects-model-neurons-from-in-vitro-traumatic-injury
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Jessica N Saykally, Haris Hatic, Kristen L Keeley, Subhash C Jain, Vijayalakshmi Ravindranath, Bruce A Citron
Withania somnifera has been used in traditional medicine for a variety of neural disorders. Recently, chronic neurodegenerative conditions have been shown to benefit from treatment with this extract. To evaluate the action of this extract on traumatically injured neurons, the efficacy of W. somnifera root extract as a neuroprotective agent was examined in cultured model neurons exposed to an in vitro injury system designed to mimic mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). Neuronal health was evaluated by staining with annexin V (an early, apoptotic feature) and monitoring released lactate dehydrogenase activity (a terminal cell loss parameter)...
July 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933019/effects-of-municipal-solid-waste-and-sewage-sludge-compost-based-growing-media-on-the-yield-and-heavy-metal-content-of-four-lettuce-cultivars
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Concetta Eliana Gattullo, Carlo Mininni, Angelo Parente, Francesco Fabiano Montesano, Ignazio Allegretta, Roberto Terzano
Compost has been recently suggested as an alternative to peat for the preparation of growing substrates in soilless cultivation systems. However, some physico-chemical properties of compost may reduce plant performance and endanger the quality of productions, in particular for possible heavy metal accumulation in edible parts. This study aims at evaluating the suitability of a municipal solid waste compost (MSWC) and a sewage sludge compost (SSC) as components of growing media for the soilless cultivation of lettuce (Lactuca sativa L...
September 20, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932976/aquatic-environmental-assessment-of-lake-balaton-in-the-light-of-physical-chemical-water-parameters
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Vitkor Sebestyén, József Németh, Tatjana Juzsakova, Endre Domokos, Zsófia Kovács, Ákos Rédey
One of the issues of the Hungarian Water Management Strategy is the improvement and upgrading of the water of Lake Balaton. The Water Framework Directive (WFD) specifies and sets forth the achievement of the good ecological status. However, the assessment of the water quality of the lake as a complex system requires a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation procedure. Measurements were carried out around the Lake Balaton at ten different locations/sites and 13 physical-chemical parameters were monitored at each measurement site...
September 20, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932909/fipronil-1-pour-on-further-studies-of-its-effects-against-lab-reared-glossina-palpalis-gambiensis
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B Sawadogo, J B Rayaisse, H Adakal, A T Kabre, B Bauer
In order to assess the residual effects of fipronil 1% on tsetse fly survival, male Glossina palpalis gambiensis were released on non-treated and treated cattle, with 0.1 ml of fipronil/kg b.w. as a pour-on formulation. In a second trial, the female fecundity performances were evaluated by feeding teneral females on the same cattle. These females were then mated and their production parameters monitored, as well as the survival of freshly emerged flies. Fipronil had a significant effect on tsetse fly survival (p < 0...
September 21, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932677/challenges-of-mechanochemistry-is-in-situ-real-time-quantitative-phase-analysis-always-reliable-a-case-study-of-organic-salt-formation
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Adam A L Michalchuk, Ivan A Tumanov, Sumit Konar, Simon A J Kimber, Colin R Pulham, Elena V Boldyreva
Mechanochemical methods offer unprecedented academic and industrial opportunities for solvent-free synthesis of novel materials. The need to study mechanochemical mechanisms is growing, and has led to the development of real-time in situ X-ray powder diffraction techniques (RI-XRPD). However, despite the power of RI-XRPD methods, there remain immense challenges. In the present contribution, many of these challenges are highlighted, and their effect on the interpretation of RI-XRPD data considered. A novel data processing technique is introduced for RI-XRPD, through which the solvent-free mechanochemical synthesis of an organic salt is followed as a case study...
September 2017: Advanced Science (Weinheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932237/a-new-hybrid-model-fpa-svm-considering-cointegration-for-particular-matter-concentration-forecasting-a-case-study-of-kunming-and-yuxi-china
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Weide Li, Demeng Kong, Jinran Wu
Air pollution in China is becoming more serious especially for the particular matter (PM) because of rapid economic growth and fast expansion of urbanization. To solve the growing environment problems, daily PM2.5 and PM10 concentration data form January 1, 2015, to August 23, 2016, in Kunming and Yuxi (two important cities in Yunnan Province, China) are used to present a new hybrid model CI-FPA-SVM to forecast air PM2.5 and PM10 concentration in this paper. The proposed model involves two parts. Firstly, due to its deficiency to assess the possible correlation between different variables, the cointegration theory is introduced to get the input-output relationship and then obtain the nonlinear dynamical system with support vector machine (SVM), in which the parameters c and g are optimized by flower pollination algorithm (FPA)...
2017: Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930961/impact-of-a-novel-phosphoinositol-3-kinase-inhibitor-in-preventing-mitochondrial-dna-damage-and-damage-associated-molecular-pattern-accumulation-results-from-the-biochronicity-project
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George Edward Black, Kyle K Sokol, Donald M Moe, Jon D Simmons, David Muscat, Victor Pastukh, Gina Capley, Olena Gorodnya, Mykhaylo Ruchko, Mark B Roth, Mark Gillespie, Matthew J Martin
BACKGROUND: Despite improvements in the management of severely injured patients, development of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) remains a morbid complication of traumatic shock. One of the key attributes of MODS is a profound bioenergetics crisis, for which the mediators and mechanisms are poorly understood. We hypothesized that metabolic uncoupling using an experimental phosphoinositol-3 kinase (PI3-K) inhibitor, LY294002 (LY), may prevent mitochondrial abnormalities that lead to the generation of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) damage and the release of mtDNA damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs)...
October 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930495/a-multicenter-real-life-study-on-the-effect-of-flash-glucose-monitoring-on-glycemic-control-in-patients-with-type-1-and-type-2-diabetes
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Ranjit Mohan Anjana, Jothydev Kesavadev, Deshpande Neeta, Mangesh Tiwaskar, Rajendra Pradeepa, Saravanan Jebarani, Suresh Thangamani, Nadiminty Ganapathi Sastry, Srivastava Brijendra Kumar, Muthu Ramu, Pokal Prasanna Kumar Gupta, Jayaprakash Vignesh, Sundramoorthy Chandru, Sengottuvel Kayalvizhi, Padoor Sethuraman Jagdish, Subash Chandra Bose Uthra, Munawar Lovelena, Sah Jyoti, Sengodan Suguna Priya, Alagarsamy Kannan, Viswanathan Mohan, Ranjit Unnikrishnan
AIM: To assess the efficacy of ambulatory glucose profiling (AGP) generated by FreeStyle LibrePro(™) flash glucose monitoring (FCGM) on glycemic control in patients with uncontrolled type 1 diabetes (T1D) and type 2 diabetes (T2D). METHODS: Clinical and biochemical data were obtained from 5072 patients with diabetes who had an A1c ≥7% (2536 who had been initiated on FCGM-based AGP between March 2015 and October 2016 [cases] and 2536 age-, gender-, A1c-, site- and time-matched controls who were not initiated on AGP) across seven diabetes clinics in India...
September 2017: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930182/microbial-community-structure-and-functions-in-ethanol-fed-sulfate-removal-bioreactors-for-treatment-of-mine-water
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Malin Bomberg, Jarno Mäkinen, Marja Salo, Mona Arnold
Sulfate-rich mine water must be treated before it is released into natural water bodies. We tested ethanol as substrate in bioreactors designed for biological sulfate removal from mine water containing up to 9 g L(-1) sulfate, using granular sludge from an industrial waste water treatment plant as inoculum. The pH, redox potential, and sulfate and sulfide concentrations were measured twice a week over a maximum of 171 days. The microbial communities in the bioreactors were characterized by qPCR and high throughput amplicon sequencing...
September 20, 2017: Microorganisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929998/calcaneal-tendon-collagen-fiber-morphometry-and-aging
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Daniel Hadraba, Jiri Janacek, Eva Filova, Frantisek Lopot, Rik Paesen, Ondrej Fanta, Anneliese Jarman, Alois Necas, Marcel Ameloot, Karel Jelen
Fibrillar collagen in tendons and its natural development in rabbits are discussed in this paper. Achilles tendons from newborn (~7 days) to elderly (~38 months) rabbits were monitored in intact (n tendons=24) and microtome sectioned (n tendons=11) states with label-free second harmonic generation microscopy. After sectioning, the collagen fiber pattern was irregular for the younger animals and remained oriented parallel to the load axis of the tendon for the older animals. In contrast, the collagen fiber pattern in the intact samples followed the load axis for all the age groups...
September 20, 2017: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929990/microbial-composition-affects-the-performance-of-an-artificial-tephritid-larval-diet
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P Rempoulakis, S Sela Saldinger, E Nemny-Lavy, R Pinto, A Birke, D Nestel
The present study investigated the patterns of microorganisms in an artificial larval diet during Dacus ciliatus (Diptera; Tephritidae) larval development. Microbial population contents in the diet of total heterotrophic bacteria, yeast and molds, coliform and lactobacilli, and their dynamics during development, were monitored. Initially, the microbial composition in diet trays failing to produce viable pupae and in trays successfully producing pupae and adult flies was characterized. The failing diet trays contained large populations of lactobacilli that increased during larval development, and low populations of coliforms...
September 20, 2017: Bulletin of Entomological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928899/hyperpolarized-13-c-diffusion-mrs-of-co-polarized-pyruvate-and-fumarate-to-measure-lactate-export-and-necrosis
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Benedikt Feuerecker, Markus Durst, Michael Michalik, Günter Schneider, Dieter Saur, Marion Menzel, Markus Schwaiger, Franz Schilling
Background: Non-invasive tumor characterization and monitoring are among the key goals of medical imaging. Using hyperpolarized (13)C-labelled metabolic probes fast metabolic pathways can be probed in real-time, providing new opportunities for tumor characterization. In this in vitro study, we investigated whether measurement of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) measurements and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) of co-polarized (13)C-labeled pyruvic acid and fumaric acid can non-invasively detect both necrosis and changes in lactate export, which are parameters indicative of tumor aggressiveness...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928706/early-stroke-rehabilitation-of-the-upper-limb-assisted-with-an-electromyography-driven-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-robotic-arm
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Qiuyang Qian, Xiaoling Hu, Qian Lai, Stephanie C Ng, Yongping Zheng, Waisang Poon
BACKGROUND: Effective poststroke motor rehabilitation depends on repeated limb practice with voluntary efforts. An electromyography (EMG)-driven neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES)-robot arm was designed for the multi-joint physical training on the elbow, the wrist, and the fingers. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the training effects of the device-assisted approach on subacute stroke patients and to compare the effects with those achieved by the traditional physical treatments...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928557/a-comparative-evaluation-of-intravenous-dexmedetomidine-and-fentanyl-in-breast-cancer-surgery-a-prospective-randomized-and-controlled-trial
#20
Sakshi Goyal, Kewal Krishan Gupta, Vikram Mahajan
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Recent studies have advised narcotic less anaestheic techniques for breast cancer surgeries due to altered immune system by use of opioids. So we planned this study to compare the efficacy of dexmedtomidine with fentanyl in breast cancer surgery in terms of haemodynamic stability, anaesthetic sparing effects, recovery profile and postoperative analgesia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this randomized prospective controlled trial, a total of 60 female patients were randomly assigned into two groups...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
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