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Tsuchiya Mizuho M Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan. sakamoto@chem.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp - - 2014
Asymmetric, heteroleptic dinuclear bis(dipyrrinato)zinc(ii) complexes were synthesized and demonstrated to collect a wide range of light across the UV and visible regions (340-655 nm). The complexes also conveyed excitons across their structure from one end to the other, with spectroscopic studies demonstrating quantitative and fast energy transfer.
Filipe Augusto A Medical Department, Tecnimede S.A, Zona Industrial da Abrunheira, Rua da Tapada Grande nr. 2, Abrunheira, 2710-089, Sintra, Portugal, - - 2014
This bioequivalence study aimed to compare rate and extent of absorption of a generic medicinal product of ibandronic acid 150-mg film-coated tablet versus Bonviva(®). This was a single-centre, open-label, randomized, three-way, three-sequence, reference-replicated, crossover bioequivalence study, under fasting conditions. A single oral dose of ibandronic acid as one 150-mg film-coated ...
Politzer Peter P Department of Chemistry, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, 70148, USA, - - 2014
There is considerable evidence, which we discuss, indicating that compressibility and available free space in the crystal lattice are among the factors that govern the sensitivity of an explosive compound. Expanding and extending earlier work, we demonstrate, for 25 explosives, that there is an overall general tendency for greater impact ...
Keller Betsy A - - 2014
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is a multi-system illness characterized, in part, by increased fatigue following minimal exertion, cognitive impairment, poor recovery to physical and other stressors, in addition to other symptoms. Unlike healthy subjects and other diseased populations who reproduce objective physiological measures during repeat cardiopulmonary exercise tests (CPETs), ...
Halm Brunhild M BM University of Hawaii Cancer Center, 1236 Lauhala St., Honolulu, HI, 96813, USA, - - 2014
Computed tomography (CT) is an imaging modality involving ionizing radiation. The presence of γ-H2AX foci after low to moderate ionizing radiation exposure has been demonstrated; however it is unknown whether very low ionizing radiation exposure doses from CT exams can induce γ-H2AX formation in vivo in young children. To test ...
Deboer Mark D - - 2014
The presence of impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and metabolic syndrome (MetS) are two risk factors for Type 2 diabetes. The inter-relatedness of these factors among adolescents is unclear. We evaluated the sensitivity and specificity of MetS for identifying IGT in an unselected group of adolescents undergoing oral glucose tolerance tests ...
Giosa Justine L JL School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, - - 2014
ABSTRACT This study explored informal family caregiver experiences in supporting care transitions between hospital and home for medically complex older adults. Using a qualitative, grounded-theory approach, in-depth semi-structured interviews were conducted with community and resource case managers, as well as with informal caregivers of older hip-fracture and stroke patients, and ...
Kim Donghyuk D Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 207 Pleasant Street SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA. - - 2014
Microfluidic sensing platforms facilitate parallel, low sample volume detection using various optical signal transduction mechanisms. Herein, we introduce a simple mixing microfluidic device, enabling serial dilution of introduced analyte solution that terminates in five discrete sensing elements. We demonstrate the utility of this device with on-chip fluorescence and surface-enhanced Raman ...
Peixoto Renata D RD Division of Medical Oncology, British Columbia Cancer Agency, University of British Columbia, 600 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4E6, - - 2014
Our aims were to examine surveillance strategies after curative treatment of early gastroesophageal (GE) cancer and to evaluate the impact of different approaches on outcomes. A total of 292 patients with non-metastatic GE cancer who were referred to the BC Cancer Agency from 2001 to 2010 for curative intent treatment ...
Kanazawa Aiko - - 2014
The present paper deals with characterization of aminated glassy carbon electrode (GCE) surface obtained by electro-oxidation of ammonium carbamate in its aqueous solution (amination reaction) using electrochemical and XPS methods. From the XPS analysis, it was found that not only primary amine group (i.e., aniline-like aromatic amine moiety) but also ...
Kumar Manisha - - 2014
Abstract Background: Fetal autopsy is included in the basic protocol of investigating a perinatal death, parental refusal is the main reason for its low rate. Aim: To increase acceptance of fetal autopsy and to provide better counselling to the couple regarding risk of recurrence in future pregnancies. Material and method: ...
Wu Jian Hui JH Department of Urology, Second Hospital of Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin Institute of Urology, No.23, Pingjiang Road, Tianjin, China, 300211, - - 2014
Genetic polymorphism of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (NOS3) rs1799983 (Glu298Asp) has been implicated to alter the risk of prostate cancer, but the results are controversial. Two investigators independently searched the PubMed, Cochrane Library, and Embase electronic databases up to September 30, 2013. Summary odds ratios (OR) and 95 % confidence interval ...
Hayden Luke L Evolutionary Developmental Biology Laboratory, Zoology, School of Natural Sciences, National University of Ireland, Galway, - - 2014
The genes of the Wnt family play important roles in the development of many animals. In the arthropods, these genes are known to have multiple functions, including roles in posterior development and segmentation. Despite this, secondary loss of Wnt genes is common among the Arthropoda. Unlike many arthropods, Strigamia maritima, ...
Lindeboom Erik J EJ Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University Canberra, Canberra, ACT 0200 - - 2014
The first four-fold cross coupling reaction involving alkenic partners leads to the title hydrocarbon on multi-gram scale in one step from commercially available precursors. In stark contrast to its close structural relatives, tetravinylethylene is a remarkably robust, bench-stable compound. The π-bond rich hydrocarbon is shown to undergo one-pot sequences of ...
Rao K D M KD Chemistry & Physics of Materials Unit and Thematic Unit of Excellence in Nanochemistry, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur P.O., Bangalore 560064, India. - - 2014
A transparent conductor which can generate high temperatures finds important applications in optoelectronics. In this article, a wire network made of Au on quartz is shown to serve as an effective high temperature transparent heater. The heater has been fabricated by depositing Au onto a cracked sacrificial template. The highly ...
Karve Sudeep S , Germantown, MD, USA, - - 2014
Hospital-discharged patients with schizoaffective disorder have a high risk of re-hospitalization. However, limited data exist evaluating critical post-discharge periods during which the risk of re-hospitalization is significant. Among hospital-discharged patients with schizoaffective disorder, we assessed pharmacotherapy adherence and healthcare utilization and costs during sequential 60-day clinical periods before schizoaffective disorder-related ...
Lebel Sophie S School of Psychology, University of Ottawa, 136 Jean Jacques Lussier, room 4016, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1N6N5, - - 2014
Evidence suggests that fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) is one of the most frequently cited unmet needs among cancer survivors and is associated with psychological distress, stress-response symptoms, and lower quality of life, as well as increased use of health care resources. Despite these factors, few manualized interventions exist to ...
Burns Natalie S NS Department of Radiology, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA, - - 2014
Systemic lupus erythematosis (SLE) can affect the lungs and pleura, usually manifesting with pleural effusions or diffuse parenchymal disease. A rare manifestation of SLE is shrinking lung syndrome, a severe restrictive respiratory disorder. While pleuropulmonary complications of pediatric SLE are common, shrinking lung syndrome is exceedingly rare in children. We ...
Kang Wei W Department of Anatomical and Cellular Pathology, State Key Laboratory in Oncology in South China, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, P.R. - - 2014
Ribonucleotide reductase M2 subunit (RRM2) is one of the two subunits of human ribonucleotide reductase which plays a critical role in tumor progression. The aim of the present study was to analyze its expression, clinical significance and biological functions in gastric adenocarcinoma. We observed the upregulation of RRM2 mRNA and protein ...
Fricker Michael M University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute, Priority Research Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Disease , New Lambton Heights, New South Wales , - - 2014
Introduction: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a leading global cause of mortality and chronic morbidity. Inhalation of cigarette smoke is the principal risk factor for development of this disease. COPD is a progressive disease that is typically characterised by chronic pulmonary inflammation, mucus hypersecretion, airway remodelling and emphysema that ...
Songnian Zhao - - 2014
How it is possible to "faithfully" represent a three-dimensional stereoscopic scene using Cartesian coordinates on a plane, and how three-dimensional perceptions differ between an actual scene and an image of the same scene are questions that have not yet been explored in depth. They seem like commonplace phenomena, but in ...
Elliott C D CD Department of Communication and Culture, University of Calgary, Calgary, - - 2014
Sugar and sodium levels in packaged foods is a critical consideration when it comes to the public health of Americans, yet little is known about the sugar and salt contained in packaged foods targeted at our youngest consumers. To examine the sugar and sodium content of packaged baby and toddler ...
Cabrera-Andrade A A Biomedical Research Institute, School of Health Science, Universidad de las Américas, Quito, - - 2014
Helicobacter pylori (Hp) has a worldwide distribution showing its higher prevalence of infection in developing countries. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) and C-type lectin receptors (CLRs) are proteins that recognize pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) and initiate an innate immune response by promoting growth and differentiation of specialized hematopoietic cells for host defense. ...
Mallick Pijush P Division of Plant Biology, Bose Institute, P-1/12, C.I.T. Scheme VII M, Kolkata, 700 054, West Bengal, India, - - 2014
Nine inter-generic somatic hybrids named as pfle were produced through PEG-mediated protoplast fusion between Pleurotus florida and Lentinula edodes using double selection method. Hybridity of the newly developed strains was established on the basis of colony morphology, mycelial growth, hyphal traits, fruit-body productivity and inter single sequence repeat (ISSR) marker ...
Carter Natalie J NJ Adis, 41 Centorian Drive, Private Bag 65901, Mairangi Bay, North Shore, 0754, Auckland, New Zealand, - - 2014
Degarelix (Firmagon(®); Gonax(®)) is a gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor antagonist that is approved for the treatment of advanced (hormone-dependent) prostate cancer in the US and EU and the treatment of prostate cancer in Japan. In a pivotal randomized, controlled, 12-month phase III study, degarelix (initial subcutaneous dose of 240 mg followed by ...
Acerbi Francesco F Neurosurgical Department, Foundation IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Via Celoria 11, 20133, Milan, Italy, - - 2014
Fluorescein is widely used as a fluorescent tracer for many applications. Its capacity to accumulate in cerebral areas where there has been blood-brain barrier damage makes it particularly suitable as a dye for the intraoperative visualization of malignant gliomas (MGs). In this report, we describe the results of a comprehensive ...
Hsieh Lin-Fen LF Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; School of Medicine, Fu Jen Catholic University, New Taipei City, - - 2014
To evaluate aerobic capacity in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and determine possible relationships between aerobic capacity, pulmonary function, and disease-related variables. Forty-two patients with AS and 42 healthy controls were recruited in the study. Descriptive data, disease-related variables (grip strength, lumbosacral mobility, occiput-to-wall distance, chest expansion, finger-to-floor distance, Bath ...
Giusti Serena S Research Center "E. Piaggio", University of Pisa, - - 2014
Permeability studies across epithelial barriers are of primary importance in drug delivery as well as in toxicology. However, traditional in vitro models do not adequately mimic the dynamic environment of physiological barriers. Here we describe a novel two-chamber modular bioreactor for dynamic in-vitro studies of epithelial cells. The fluid dynamic ...
Li Guicai G Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Neuroregeneration, Nantong University, 226001, Nantong, P.R. - - 2014
To address the effect of chitosan micropatterning on nerve regeneration, two sizes of parallel microstripes of chitosan are fabricated on the surface of coverslips using a micromodeling method. The morphology of the prepared polydimethylsiloxane stamps and chitosan micropatterning is observed by scanning electron microscopy and the wettability of the prepared ...
Keller Tobias C TC Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zurich, Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1, 8093 Zurich (Switzerland), Fax: - - 2014
High-silica zeolites have been reported recently as efficient catalysts for liquid- and gas-phase condensation reactions because of the presence of a complementary source of basicity compared to Al-rich basic zeolites. Herein, we describe the controlled generation of these active sites on silica-rich FAU, BEA, and MFI zeolites. Through the application ...
Edwards Angela A Department of Chemical, Biological and Bioengineering & NSF ERC for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, North - - 2014
Keratin-based composite nanofibers have been fabricated by an electrospinning technique. Aqueous soluble keratin extracted from human hair was successfully blended with poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) in different ratios and transformed into nanofibrous membranes. Toward the potential use of this nanofibrous membrane in tissue engineering, its physicochemical properties, such as morphology, mechanical strength, ...
Foffa Davide D School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Wills Memorial Building, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, UK, - - 2014
Pliosaurs were a long-lived, ubiquitous group of Mesozoic marine predators attaining large body sizes (up to 12 m). Despite much being known about their ecology and behaviour, the mechanisms they adopted for prey detection have been poorly investigated and represent a mystery to date. Complex neurovascular systems in many vertebrate rostra ...
Full Sean Michael SM Department of Surgery, Division Cardiothoracic Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, - - 2014
Within the past two decades polylactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) has gained considerable attention as a biocompatible and biodegradable polymer that is suitable for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. In this present study, we have investigated the potential of PLGA, collagen I (ColI), and polyurethane (PU) scaffolds for ligament tissue regeneration. Two ...
Ji Dengbo - - 2014
Given the emerging role of microRNA in tumor disease progression, we investigated the association between microRNA expression, liver metastasis and prognosis of colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer tissues from patients with or without liver metastases were profiled to identify differentially expressed microRNA. Expression profile was further assessed using quantitative reverse transcription ...
Martín-Rodríguez Alberto J - - 2014
A variety of conditions (culture media, inocula, incubation temperatures) are employed in antifouling tests with marine bacteria. Shewanella algae was selected as model organism to evaluate the effect of these parameters on: bacterial growth, biofilm formation, the activity of model antifoulants, and the development and nanomechanical properties of biofilms.The main ...
Karki Hari Sharan HS Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, - - 2014
Burkholderia glumae is the major causal agent of bacterial panicle blight of rice, which is a growing disease problem for rice growers worldwide. In our previous study, some B. glumae strains showed pigmentation phenotypes producing at least two (yellow-green and purple) pigment compounds in casein-peptone-glucose agar medium. The B. glumae ...
Raouf H E HE Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Modern Sciences and Arts University, Giza, - - 2014
Occult hepatitis B infection is characterized by the presence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA in the serum in the absence of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg). Prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections in Egypt is among the highest in the world. In this study, we aim at analysing ...
Hongisto Markus T MT Division of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Seinäjoki Central Hospital, Hanneksenrinne 7, 60220, Seinäjoki, Finland, - - 2014
For femoral neck fractures, recent scientific evidence supports cemented hemiarthroplasty (HA) over uncemented HA and suggests that total hip arthroplasty (THA) should be performed more frequently. We report the current surgical trends in treating femoral neck fractures in Finland. The study was conducted using the Finnish National Hospital Discharge Register ...
Fang Ting T CAS Key Laboratory of Crust-Mantle Materials and Environment, School of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, 230026, - - 2014
Coal mining area is highly subject to lead (Pb) pollution from coal mining activities. Several decades of coal mining and processing practices in dozens of coal mines in the Huainan Coal Mining Area (HCMA) have led to the accumulation of massive amounts of coal gangue, which piled in dumps. In ...
Lasset Christine C Département de santé publique, Centre Léon Bérard, Université Lyon 1, CNRS UMR 5558, 28 rue Laennec, 69373, Lyon cedex 08, France, - - 2014
To use both quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate the evolution of practices and opinions regarding human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among French general practitioners. A cross-sectional study (self-questionnaires) was performed in 2007 and repeated in 2010 among 271 general practitioners. Semi-structured interviews were conducted on 27 voluntary participants by a ...
Chong Hye In HI Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Pusan National University, Yangsan-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, Republic of - - 2014
The S100A4 protein, a member of the S100 family of calcium-binding proteins, has been considered as a candidate prognostic marker in patients with cancer. The present study was conducted to evaluate the prognostic value of S100A4 and to examine its correlation with the clinicopathological parameters and the overall survival and ...
Zhou Yadong - - 2014
Using electrodynamics theory, we numerically demonstrated that when the incident light polarization direction is parallel to a silver rod axis, the modes that are forbidden in a fully illuminated silver rod can be excited when the rod is partially illuminated. The modes are excited due to the symmetry breaking of ...
Zhai Lei L State Key Laboratory of Microbial Resources, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100101, People's Republic of China, - - 2014
A Gram-positive, alkaliphilic bacterium, designated strain Zby6(T), was isolated from Zhabuye Lake in Tibet, China. The strain was able to grow at pH 8.0-11.0 (optimum at pH 10.0), in 0-8 % (w/v) NaCl (optimum at 3 %, w/v) and at 10-45 °C (optimum at 37 °C). Cells of the isolate were facultatively anaerobic and ...
Steinhauser Georg G Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences, Colorado State University , Fort Collins, Colorado 80523, United - - 2014
In environmental monitoring campaigns for anthropogenic radionuclides released in the course of the Fukushima nuclear accident (2011), most focus had been on gamma-emitting radionuclides. More than 99% of the released activity was due to radionuclides of the elements Kr, Te, I, Xe, and Cs. However, little work had been done ...
Noureldine Dalal D Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering, KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), 4700 KAUST, Thuwal, 23955-6900 Saudi Arabia. - - 2014
A flux-assisted method was used to synthesize SnNb2O6 as a visible-light-responsive metal oxide photocatalyst. The role of flux was investigated in detail using different flux to reactant molar ratios (1 : 1, 3 : 1, 6 : 1, 10 : 1, and 14 : 1) and different reaction temperatures (300, 500, and 600 °C). The obtained products were characterized by ...
Alkhalaf A A Diabetes Centre, Isala Clinics, Dr. Spanjaardweg 11, P.O. Box 10400, 8000 GK, Zwolle, The - - 2014
Homozygosity for a 5-leucine repeat (5L-5L) in the carnosinase gene (CNDP1) has been associated with a reduced prevalence of diabetic nephropathy in cross-sectional studies in patients with type 2 diabetes, particularly in women. Prospective studies on mortality are not available. This study investigated whether 5L-5L was associated with mortality and ...
Zhang Xiuchun - - 2014
RNA silencing or RNA interference (RNAi) which triggered by double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) is an evolutionarily conserved process that is active in a wide variety of eukaryotic organisms. Engineering plants with hairpin construct in which the virial gene arranged in inverted repeats (IR) render plants resistant to plant virus infection. However, ...
Stucky C-C H CC Department of General Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona, 5777 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ, 85054, - - 2014
Previous reports document the safety of open inguinal herniorrhaphy in patients on chronic warfarin therapy; however, the practice remains controversial. This study is a 10-year update of our experience. A retrospective review of 1,839 consecutive patients undergoing open inguinal hernia repair was conducted from 2000 to 2010. All patients on ...
McMains Kevin Christopher KC Department of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, - - 2014
Objective: Most faculty members undergo ad hoc training in education. This survey was developed to assess the prevalence and type of dedicated training in education received by academic Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery faculty in the United States. Study Design: Survey Methods: An 11 item survey was developed to assess the ...
Durnea C M CM The Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT) and Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, - - 2014
Little is known about the natural history of pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD). We investigated the association between prepregnancy and postnatal PFD in premenopausal primiparous women and the associated effect of mode of delivery. A prospective cohort study, nested within the parent Screening for Pregnancy Endpoints (SCOPE) study, was performed in ...
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