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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649115/producing-skills-for-an-empire-theory-and-practice-in-the-seville-school-of-gunners-during-the-golden-age-of-the-carrera-de-indias
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Brice Cossart
Through the case study of the school of gunners created in Seville in 1576, this article aims to shed light on the emergence of teaching practices which were not only essential to the development of seaborne empires but also allow us to question the relationship between technology and science in the late Renaissance. The Seville school of gunners was established by the Spanish monarchy in the last quarter of the sixteenth century with the purpose of providing the Carrera de Indias-the transatlantic fleets-with technicians capable of using cannons...
2017: Technology and Culture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643697/on-the-relationship-between-topological-and-geometric-defects
#2
Sinead Majella Griffin, Nicola A Spaldin
The study of topology in solids is undergoing a renaissance following renewed interest in the properties of ferroic domain walls as well as recent discoveries regarding skyrmionic lattices. Each of these systems possess a property that is `protected' in a symmetry sense, and is defined rigorously using a branch of mathematics known as topology. In this article we review the formal definition of topological defects as they are classified in terms of homotopy theory, and discuss the precise symmetry-breaking conditions that lead to their formation...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641872/analysis-of-historical-articles-published-in-actas-urol%C3%A3-gicas-espa%C3%A3-olas
#3
M Pérez-Albacete
OBJECTIVE: On the 40th anniversary of the edition of Actas Urológicas Españolas, we assess the articles on history to determine the proportion represented, analysing the study subjects and their relevance, getting to know the authors, the main study centres and the interest that the studies offer for understanding the specialty. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We extracted as many subjects of historic content from the journal as were published between January 1976 and December 2016...
June 19, 2017: Actas Urologicas Españolas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641826/the-chemical-history-of-morphine-an-8000-year-journey-from-resin-to-de-novo-synthesis
#4
Karolina Brook, Jessica Bennett, Sukumar P Desai
Evidence of human use of opium dates back as far as the sixth millennium BCE. Ancient societies through the Renaissance period created a variety of opium products, proliferating its common use and subsequent addiction. Because the active moiety was not known at this time, the potency of these opium concoctions could neither be predicted nor controlled. The first step in identifying opium's active ingredient, morphine, was its chemical isolation in the early 1800s by Wilhelm Sertürner. The subsequent elucidation of morphine's chemical formula and Sir Robert Robinson's derivation of morphine's structural formula, which won him the 1947 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, round out 150 years of the incremental advances in our chemical understanding of morphine...
April 2017: Journal of Anesthesia History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641236/analytical-evidences-of-the-use-of-iron-gall-ink-as-a-pigment-on-miniature-paintings
#5
Maurizio Aceto, Elisa Calà
Iron-gall ink (IGI) has been used by scribes for writing since at least the 4th century CE. Another typical use of this ink was for drawing: many Old Masters created beautiful sketches in brown-black hues. Despite its widespread use to draw lines, it seems like IGI was hardly used for painting as well. In fact, the number of identification on manuscripts is very low at present. This could be partially due to a lack of reliable diagnostic information. In this work we tried to better define the possibility of identifying IGI as a pigment on illuminate manuscripts, evaluating the pros and cons of three different techniques: UV-visible diffuse reflectance spectrophotometry with optic fibres (FORS), Raman spectroscopy and XRF spectrometry...
June 15, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638339/nutritional-and-pharmacological-strategies-to-regulate-microglial-polarization-in-cognitive-aging-and-alzheimer-s-disease
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REVIEW
Emiliano Peña-Altamira, Sabrina Petralla, Francesca Massenzio, Marco Virgili, Maria L Bolognesi, Barbara Monti
The study of microglia, the immune cells of the brain, has experienced a renaissance after the discovery of microglia polarization. In fact, the concept that activated microglia can shift into the M1 pro-inflammatory or M2 neuroprotective phenotypes, depending on brain microenvironment, has completely changed the understanding of microglia in brain aging and neurodegenerative diseases. Microglia polarization is particularly important in aging since an increased inflammatory status of body compartments, including the brain, has been reported in elderly people...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635383/rendering-lgbtq-visible-in-nursing-embodying-the-philosophy-of-caring-science
#7
Lisa Goldberg, Neal Rosenburg, Jean Watson
Although health care institutions continue to address the importance of diversity initiatives, the standard(s) for treatment remain historically and institutionally grounded in a sociocultural privileging of heterosexuality. As a result, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) communities in health care remain largely invisible. This marked invisibility serves as a call to action, a renaissance of thinking within redefined boundaries and limitations. We must therefore refocus our habits of attention on the wholeness of persons and the diversity of their storied experiences as embodied through contemporary society...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635300/pyridine-dinucleotides-from-molecules-to-man
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Joshua P Fessel, William M Oldham
SIGNIFICANCE: Pyridine dinucleotides, NAD and NADP, were discovered over 100 years ago as necessary cofactors for fermentation in yeast extracts. Since that time, these molecules have been recognized as fundamental players in a variety of cellular processes, including energy metabolism, redox homeostasis, cellular signaling, and gene transcription, among many others. Given their critical role as mediators of cellular responses to metabolic perturbations, it is unsurprising that dysregulation of NAD and NADP metabolism has been associated with the pathobiology of many chronic human diseases...
June 21, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631740/radiotherapy-for-renal-cell-carcinoma-renaissance-of-an-overlooked-approach
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REVIEW
Shankar Siva, Gargi Kothari, Alexander Muacevic, Alexander V Louie, Ben J Slotman, Bin S Teh, Simon S Lo
Conventional radiotherapy previously had a limited role in the definitive treatment of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), owing to the disappointing outcomes of several trials and the perceived radioresistance of this type of cancer. In this context, radiotherapy has been relegated largely to the palliation of symptoms in patients with metastatic disease, with variable rates of response. Following the availability of newer technologies that enable safe delivery of high-dose radiotherapy, stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) has become increasingly used in patients with RCC...
June 20, 2017: Nature Reviews. Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619090/truffle-renaissance-in-poland-history-present-and-prospects
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REVIEW
Aleksandra Rosa-Gruszecka, Dorota Hilszczańska, Wojciech Gil, Bogusław Kosel
The use of truffles in Poland has a long tradition, yet due to some historical aspects, this knowledge was lost. Currently, truffles and truffle orchards are again receiving attention, and thanks to, e.g., historical data, they have solid foundations to be established. Publications relating to truffles between 1661 and 2017 were searched for in international and national databases, such as the database of PhD theses, Google Scholar, and catalogues of the National Library of Poland, the Jagiellonian Digital Library, the University Library of J...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617586/research-progress-towards-the-practical-applications-of-lithium-sulfur-li-s-batteries
#11
Joshua Lochala, Dianying Liu, Bingbin Wu, Cynthia Robinson, Jie Xiao
The renaissance of Li-S battery technology is witnessed by the intensive R&D efforts in recent years. Although the theoretical capacity and energy of a Li-S battery is theoretically very high, the projected usable energy is expected to be no more than twice that of state-of-art Li-ion batteries, or 500 Wh/kg. The recent "sulfur fever" has certainly gathered new knowledge on sulfur chemistry and electrochemistry, electrolytes, lithium metal and their interactions in this "new" system; however, a real advance towards a practical Li-S battery is still missing...
June 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612737/offline-sweden-seeks-a-renaissance-in-global-health
#12
Richard Horton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 10, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612014/oligometastatic-disease-in-upper-gastrointestinal-cancer-how-to-proceed
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REVIEW
Costanza Chiapponi, Felix Berlth, Patrick S Plum, Christopher Betzler, Dirk L Stippel, Felix Popp, Christiane J Bruns
BACKGROUND: In the present study we review and discuss the current evidence and suggest how to proceed in the management of oligometastatic disease in upper gastrointestinal cancer. METHODS: An electronic search of the PubMed database for relevant articles was performed. RESULTS: Both the search for 'oligometastasis', 'oligometastases', 'oligometastatic', 'oligometastatic disease' as well as 'esophageal' and 'esophageal cancer' and the search for 'oligometastasis', 'oligometastases', 'oligometastatic', 'oligometastatic disease' as well as 'gastric', 'gastric cancer', 'stomach', and 'stomach cancer' yielded very few studies...
March 2017: Visceral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610825/integrating-next-generation-dendritic-cell-vaccines-into-the-current-cancer-immunotherapy-landscape
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REVIEW
Abhishek D Garg, Pierre G Coulie, Benoit J Van den Eynde, Patrizia Agostinis
Cancer immunotherapy is experiencing a renaissance spearheaded by immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs). This has spurred interest in 'upgrading' existing immunotherapies that previously experienced only sporadic success, such as dendritic cells (DCs) vaccines. In this review, we discuss the major molecular, immunological, and clinical determinants of existing first- and second-generation DC vaccines. We also outline the future trends for next-generation DC vaccines and describe their major hallmarks and prerequisites necessary for high anticancer efficacy...
June 10, 2017: Trends in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610636/whole-cell-biocatalysts-by-design
#15
REVIEW
Baixue Lin, Yong Tao
Whole-cell biocatalysts provide unique advantages and have been widely used for the efficient biosynthesis of value-added fine and bulk chemicals, as well as pharmaceutically active ingredients. What is more, advances in synthetic biology and metabolic engineering, together with the rapid development of molecular genetic tools, have brought about a renaissance of whole-cell biocatalysis. These rapid advancements mean that whole-cell biocatalysts can increasingly be rationally designed. Genes of heterologous enzymes or synthetic pathways are increasingly being introduced into microbial hosts, and depending on the complexity of the synthetic pathway or the target products, they can enable the production of value-added chemicals from cheap feedstock...
June 13, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599112/deep-convolutional-neural-networks-for-image-classification-a-comprehensive-review
#16
Waseem Rawat, Zenghui Wang
Convolutional neural networks (CNNs) have been applied to visual tasks since the late 1980s. However, despite a few scattered applications, they were dormant until the mid-2000s when developments in computing power and the advent of large amounts of labeled data, supplemented by improved algorithms, contributed to their advancement and brought them to the forefront of a neural network renaissance that has seen rapid progression since 2012. In this review, which focuses on the application of CNNs to image classification tasks, we cover their development, from their predecessors up to recent state-of-the-art deep learning systems...
June 9, 2017: Neural Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595848/from-phase-transitions-to-the-topological-renaissance-comment-on-topodynamics-of-metastable-brains-by-arturo-tozzi-et-al
#17
Zoltán Somogyvári, Péter Érdi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 3, 2017: Physics of Life Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595516/cellular-immunotherapy-of-cancer-an-overview-and-future-directions
#18
Ziqi Tao, Shuang Li, Thomas E Ichim, Junbao Yang, Neil Riordan, Venkata Yenugonda, Ivan Babic, Santosh Kesari
The clinical success of checkpoint inhibitors has led to a renaissance of interest in cancer immunotherapies. In particular, the possibility of ex vivo expanding autologous lymphocytes that specifically recognize tumor cells has attracted much research and clinical trial interest. In this review, we discuss the historical background of tumor immunotherapy using cell-based approaches, and provide some rationale for overcoming current barriers to success of autologous immunotherapy. An overview of adoptive transfer of lymphocytes, tumor infiltrating lymphocytes and dendritic cell therapies is provided...
June 2017: Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593355/-municipalities-as-places-for-social-work-for-the-elderly
#19
REVIEW
Harald Rüßler, Elisabeth Heite
Against the background of social and demographic changes, this article addresses the design and organization of processes of aging within municipal contexts. It is assumed that the renaissance of the local communal situation corresponds to processes of individualization and subjectivation, which are characteristic for (post)industrial western societies, and that this development is one of the reasons that community-based social work is regaining importance. A case study of social work for the elderly in a municipality of the Ruhr area, which is imbedded in a municipal senior citizens policy concept, illustrates this assumption...
June 7, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561664/data-commons-to-support-pediatric-cancer-research
#20
Samuel L Volchenboum, Suzanne M Cox, Allison Heath, Adam Resnick, Susan L Cohn, Robert Grossman
The falling costs and increasing fidelity of high-throughput biomedical research data have led to a renaissance in cancer surveillance and treatment. Yet, the amount, velocity, and complexity of these data have overcome the capacity of the increasing number of researchers collecting and analyzing this information. By centralizing the data, processing power, and tools, there is a valuable opportunity to share resources and thus increase the efficiency, power, and impact of research. Herein, we describe current data commons and how they operate in the oncology landscape, including an overview of the International Neuroblastoma Risk Group data commons as a paradigm case...
2017: American Society of Clinical Oncology Educational Book
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