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de Resende F C FC Programa de Pós Graduação em Zoologia de Vertebrados, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, CEP 30535-901, Brazil; Unidade de Coleções Científicas e Popularização da Ciência, Fundação Ezequiel Dias, Rua Conde Pereira Carneiro, 80, Gameleira, Belo Horizonte, CEP 30510-010, - - 2014
Data on reproductive activity of fossorial species are limited because the specimens are difficult to be observed and captured. Here in, we present the reproductive cycle of female Atractus pantostictus, a fossorial neotropical species, and the sexual maturity of males and females in south-eastern Brazil. The female reproductive cycle of ...
Takashima Ippei I Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyushu University , 3-1-1 Maidashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8582, - - 2014
In this Communication, we report on the development of a ratiometric fluorescent probe for silver(I) ions (Ag(I)) based on an arene-metal ion interaction. The probe selectively senses Ag(I) among various metal ions with a large-emission red shift under aqueous conditions, enabling the selective ratiometric detection of Ag(I). X-ray crystallography and ...
Storsve Andreas B AB Research Group for Lifespan Changes in Brain and Cognition, - - 2014
Human cortical thickness and surface area are genetically independent, emerge through different neurobiological events during development, and are sensitive to different clinical conditions. However, the relationship between changes in the two over time is unknown. Additionally, longitudinal studies have almost invariably been restricted to older adults, precluding the delineation of ...
Liu Guanzheng G Biomedical Engineering Program, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, - - 2014
To analyze motion artifact's affect on HRV measures, the age/gender related autonomic changes were investigated by using different HRV measures from wearable medical devices under ambulatory home-monitoring condition. Twelve healthy undergraduates and 20 healthy elderly subjects participated in the research. The electrocardiogram data was collected by using waist-worn device developed ...
Marino R R Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, degli Alimenti e dell'Ambiente, University of Foggia, Via, Napoli, 25, 71121 Foggia, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
The effects of breed and aging time (1, 7, 14, 21d) were evaluated on physical meat properties and on sarcoplasmic protein changes in 24 young bulls from Romagnola×Podolian, Podolian and Friesian breeds. Aging affects lightness showing an increase in all breeds while changes in redness varied according to the breed. ...
Arfat Mir Yasir MY Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202002, UP, - - 2014
Nonenzymatic glycosylation of proteins finally generates advanced glycation end products (AGEs). The Schiff's base and Amadori adduct are stages of early glycation. AGE-modified IgG may undergo conformational alterations and the final entity of the process may be involved in the pathogenesis of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). In this study, glycation of ...
Murrell Ebony G EG School of Biological Sciences, Illinois State University, Normal, IL - - 2014
1. Classical studies of succession, largely dominated by plant community studies, focus on intrinsic drivers of change in community composition, such as interspecific competition and changes to the abiotic environment. They often do not consider extrinsic drivers of colonization, such as seasonal phenology, that can affect community change. 2. We ...
Peng Jian J Zhejiang Key Laboratory for Reactive Chemistry on Solid Surfaces, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua 321004, Zhejiang, People's Republic of - - 2014
Fluorescent silver nanoclusters (Ag NCs) as novel fluorophores have received much attention because of their high brightness, good photostability and widely tunable emissions from the visible to the near-infrared range as a result of their size and existing environment. However, efforts are still needed to find the factors that tune ...
Woller Scott C - - 2014
D-dimer increases with age, and recent research suggests that the use of an age-adjusted d-dimer threshold may improve diagnostic efficiency without compromising safety. To assess the safety of using an age-adjusted d-dimer threshold in the work-up of patients with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE). We report the outcomes of 923 patients ...
Dodd Alan A Department of Medical Biochemistry and Immunology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, Wales, - - 2014
Paediatric reference intervals are less well characterized than in adults. An initiative for harmonization of pathology across the United Kingdom has recommended an interval for sodium of 133-146 mmol/L at all ages. To assess the validity of this, the laboratory database was interrogated for all renal profiles (sodium, potassium, urea and ...
Sun Jian J State Key Laboratory of Electroanalytical Chemistry, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022, Jilin, China. - - 2014
We report a direct one-pot approach, employing 11-mercaptoundecanoic acid (11-MUA) as a reducing and capping agent, for the preparation of fluorescent Ag/Au bimetallic nanoclusters (Ag/AuNCs) from HAuCl4 and AgNO3 in basic aqueous solution at room temperature. Unlike the monocomponent 11-MUA-AgNCs with negligible fluorescence, the as-prepared 11-MUA-Ag/AuNCs exhibit similar average diameters ...
Rutty Michelle M University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, - - 2014
The largest market segment of global tourism is coastal tourism, which is strongly dependent on the destination's thermal climate. To date, outdoor bioclimatic comfort assessments have focused exclusively on local residents in open urban areas, making it unclear whether outdoor comfort is perceived differently in non-urban environments or by non-residents ...
Caruso Nicholas M NM Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 20742, USA; Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, 35487, - - 2014
Reduction in body size is a major response to climate change, yet evidence in globally imperiled amphibians is lacking. Shifts in average population body size could indicate either plasticity in the growth response to changing climates through changes in allocation and energetics, or through selection for decreased size where energy ...
Sakr Mahmoud E M ME Laser Science and interactions Department, National Institute of Laser enhanced science (NILES), Cairo University, 12316, - - 2014
Fluorescence enhancement monitoring of pyrromethene laser dyes using their complexation with Ag nanoparticles (Ag NPs) was studied. The size of the prepared Ag NPs was determined by transmission electron spectroscopy and UV/Vis absorption spectroscopy. Mie theory was also used to confirm the size of NPs theoretically. The effect of different ...
Zheng Yu - - 2014
The real-time conformational changes of cytosine (C)-rich ssDNA oligonucleotides upon binding with silver ions (Ag+) were studied using dual polarization interferometry (DPI). Upon the addition of Ag+, Ag+ could selectively bind to cytosine-cytosine mismatches and formed C-Ag+-C complexes, inducing change of the structure of the C-rich ssDNA from random coil ...
Guo Weiwei W The Institute of Chemistry, The Center for Nanotechnology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, 91904, Israel. - - 2014
DNA hydrogels, consisting of Y-shaped nucleic acid subunits or of nucleic acid-functionalized acrylamide chains, undergo switchable gel-to-solution transitions. The Ag(+)-stimulated formation of cytosine-Ag(+)-cytosine complexes results in the crosslinking of the units to yield the hydrogels, while the cysteamine-induced elimination of the Ag(+) ions dissociates the hydrogels into a solution phase.
Kemp Jennifer J Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives et Adaptatives, UMR 7364, Université de Strasbourg, CNRS, Strasbourg, - - 2014
Aging is associated with changes in thermosensitivity and decreases in the functionality of the autonomic thermoregulation. The underlying mechanisms are, however, not fully understood. Elderly subjects may undergo functional changes in the integration process of the thermal sensory system, especially in their thermal adaptation capacities. To verify this hypothesis, we ...
Debowska Malgorzata M Department for Mathematical Modelling of Physiological Processes, Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, - - 2014
Creatinine clearance scaled to body surface area (BSA) and urea KT/V normalized to total body water (TBW) are used as indices for peritoneal dialysis (PD) adequacy. We investigated relationships of indices of dialysis adequacy (including KT/V, KT, clearance, dialysate over plasma concentration ratio) and anthropometric and body composition parameters (BSA, ...
Lin Jia-Hui JH Department of Chemistry, National Sun Yat-sen University, 70 Lienhai Rd., Kaohsiung 80424, Taiwan. - - 2014
This study presents a single, resettable, and sensitive molecular beacon (MB) used to operate molecular-scale logic gates. The MB consists of a random DNA sequence, a fluorophore at the 5'-end, and a quencher at the 3'-end. The presence of Hg(2+), Ag(+), and coralyne promoted the formation of stable T-Hg(2+)-T, C-Ag(+)-C, ...
Cheng Zhuhong Z State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, School of Chemical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, 116024, P. R. China. - - 2014
We report a simple strategy for the fabrication of a highly selective and sensitive Hg(ii) chemosensor based on HMS-Ag composite functionalized rhodamine derivative (R). The prepared chemosensor HMS-Ag-R was characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), UV-vis spectrum and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR). HMS-Ag-R has both ...
Bera Raj Kumar RK Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 721302, - - 2014
The antimicrobial activity of fluorescent Ag nanoparticles of 1.5 nm (nAg-Fs) is demonstrated and compared with the other Ag nanoparticles of different shapes and size. The antimicrobial activity was evaluated using Gram-positive (Staphylococcus epidermidis NCIM2493 and Bacillus megaterium) and Gram-negative bacteria (Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC27853 and Escherichia coli) and fungal strains ...
Martín-de-Carpi J J Unidad para el Cuidado Integral de la Enfermedad Inflamatoria Intestinal Pediátrica, Sección de Gastroenterología, Hepatología y Nutrición Pediátrica, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address: - - 2014
A growing incidence of pediatric IBD (PIBD) in southern Europe has been recently reported. The SPIRIT registry (1996-2009) confirmed these tendencies in Spain. Our aim is to obtain data from 1985 to 1995 and describe the complete picture of PIBD presentation changes in Spain in the last 25years. A retrospective ...
Yamane Takashi T Department of Ecology and Genetics, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University, Norbyvägen 18D, 752 36, Uppsala, Sweden, - - 2014
Although mating status affects future mating opportunities, the biochemical changes that occur in response to mating are not well understood. This study investigated the effects of mating status on the quantities of sex pheromone components found in whole-body extracts and volatile emissions of females of the rice leaf bug, Trigonotylus ...
Polo Friz Hernan H Internal Medicine, Medical Department, Vimercate Hospital, Vimercate, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
D-dimer is commonly used in the workup of suspected Pulmonary Embolism (PE), but its specificity decreases with age. We evaluated whether using a higher cutoff value for D-dimer could increase the test specificity without reducing its sensitivity for ruling-out PE in elderly and very elderly patients presenting to the Emergency ...
Meier Beat B Institute of Psychology, University of Bern Bern, Switzerland ; Center for Cognition, Learning and Memory, University of Bern Bern, - - 2014
In synaesthesia, stimuli such as sounds, words or letters trigger experiences of colors, shapes or tastes and the consistency of these experiences is a hallmark of this condition. In this study we investigate for the first time whether there are age-related changes in the consistency of synaesthetic experiences. We tested ...
Li Jing - - 2014
This study used a matrix game to explore adolescents' and young adults' flexibility of theory of mind (ToM) and to examine whether prediction could promote a person's ToM reasoning when the opponent's level of ToM changed during the course of the game. A total of 202 participants of different ages ...
Zhang Jibiao J Shanghai Key Laboratory of Forensic Medicine, Institute of Forensic Science, Ministry of Justice, No. 1347 West Guangfu Road, Shanghai 200063, China ; Medical Psychological Institute, The Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, No. 139 Middle Renmin Road, Changsha, Hunan 410011, - - 2014
Conduct disorder (CD) is one of the most common behavior disorders in adolescents, such as impulsivity, aggression, and running from school. Males are more likely to develop CD than females, and two previous diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) studies have demonstrated abnormal microstructural integrity in the uncinate fasciculus (UF) in boys ...
Pozzi Lara L Institute of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the sex and age-related differences in performance in a draft-legal ultra-cycling event. Age-related changes in performance across years were investigated in the 24-hour draft-legal cycling event held in Schötz, Switzerland, between 2000 and 2011 using multi-level regression analyses including age, repeated participation ...
Milfont Taciano L TL School of Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New - - 2014
Psychologists have examined the many psychological barriers to both climate change belief and concern. One barrier is the belief that climate change is too uncertain, and likely to happen in distant places and times, to people unlike oneself. Related to this perceived psychological distance of climate change, studies have shown ...
Wang Chuanxi C China-Australia Joint Research Centre for Functional Molecular Materials, School of Chemical & Material Engineering, Jiangnan University, Wuxi 214122, PR China. Electronic address: - - 2014
The fluorescent nanomaterials play an important role in cellular imaging. Although the synthesis of fluorescent metal nanoclusters (NCs) have been developing rapidly, there are many technical issues in preparing metal alloy NCs. Herein, we used a facile galvanic replacement reaction to prepare Ag/Au alloy NCs. The characterizations of UV, PL, ...
Ranchod Yamini K - - 2013
Many cross-sectional studies have investigated the relationship between neighborhood physical environment and physical activity. However, few studies have examined this relationship longitudinally, and no study has examined the association between change in objective measurements of physical activity resources and change in physical activity in adults. We used longitudinal data from ...
Collins Sean S National Physical Laboratory, Hampton Road, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 0LW, United Kingdom. Electronic address: - - 2013
A radioactive solution of (111)Ag, standardised by the absolute measurement methods 4π(PC)-γ and 4π(LS)-γ coincidence counting at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), was measured by two independently calibrated HPGe γ spectrometers in order to estimate the γ emission intensities and to determine the absolute intensity, with the aim of improving ...
Dou Xinyue - - 2013
A simple strategy has been developed to synthesize highly luminescent thiolated Au@Ag nanoclusters (NCs) by using Ag(i) ions to bridge small Au(i)-thiolate motifs on the weakly luminescent thiolated Au NCs, leading to the formation of large Au(i)/Ag(i)-thiolate motifs on the NC surface and thus generating strong luminescence via aggregation-induced emission.
Aadland Eivind E , Faculty of Health Studies, Sogn og Fjordane University College, P.O. Box 523, 6803 Forde, Norway. - - 2013
To determine the relationship between change in physical activity level and change in directly measured maximal aerobic fitness in severely obese subjects participating in a 1-year lifestyle intervention, and to determine whether change in 6-min walk test (6 MWT) could be used as an indicator of change in aerobic fitness. ...
Crop M J - - 2013
Recently the number of performed CT-angiographies to diagnose pulmonary embolism (PE) rised markedly, while the incidence of PE hardly increased. This low yield of CT-angiography leads to more patients exposed to radiation and higher costs. The diagnostic value of age, C-reactive protein (CRP) and D-dimer in PE was investigated. Additionally ...
Liu Xiao-Li - - 2013
Cubic Au-AgCdS core-shell nanostructures were synthesized through cation exchange method assisted by tributylphosphine (TBP) as a phase-transfer agent. Among intermediate products, Au-Ag core-shell nanocubes exhibited many high-order plasmon resonance modes related to the special cubic shape, and these plasmon bands red-shifted along with the increasing of particle size. The plasmon ...
Xu Wei - - 2014
Silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) were green synthetized using xanthan gum (XG) dissolved in water as reducing and capping agent for the first time. The structure, morphology, and size of Ag NPs in XG aqueous solutions were investigated with UV-vis spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy and Fourier transform infrared. The results indicated ...
Shinde Charushila D - - 2013
Endometrium is the mucosal layer of uterus. Throughout the reproductive age endometrium undergoes cyclical changes during each lunar month to prepare the uterus for implantation. Endometrium proliferates and regenerates during menstrual cycle. The most common cause of abnormal vaginal bleeding during a woman's reproductive years is dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Aim ...
Robert C - - 2013
There is limited published data on conformational changes in the forelimbs of growing foals. This study was designed to describe the changes in conformation of the carpus and distal forelimb from birth to weaning in foals of three different breeds. Evaluation of the conformation of the carpus, fetlock, pastern and ...
Zhu Jingjing - - 2013
An effective dual-emission fluorescent Ag nanoclusters (NCs)-based probe have been constructed for rapid and selective detection of cysteine (Cys) with tunable sensitivity. Electrostatically induced reversible phase transfer method is employed to synthesize Ag nanoclusters with tunable emission intensity at 430nm and 630nm by controlling molar ratio between Ag and glutathione. ...
Agati Giovanni - - 2013
A novel fluorescent approach to monitor the evolution of anthocyanins and derivatives in red wine was developed. Some red table wines and Port wine with different vintage years were first tested aiming to determine the ideal fluorescent conditions. The fluorescence contribution of both monomeric and polymeric anthocyanins was studied by ...
Nondahl David M - - 2013
The primary purpose of this study was to measure the 16-year change in peak compensated static acoustic admittance (Peak Ytm) in a population-based cohort of older adults, and to determine whether age was associated with any observed change in Peak Ytm. Other tympanometric measures also were taken and analyzed. Data ...
Rissel Chris C School of Public Health, University of Sydney, New South - - 2014
Objective: This study describes the prevalence of walking and cycling to work in New South Wales (NSW) from 2005-2010. It examines the demographic characteristics of those people walking and cycling to work and the association of walking and cycling with body mass index (BMI). Methods: Data from the NSW Continuous ...
Luik Annemarie I - - 2013
The rhythms of activity across the 24-h sleep-wake cycle, determined in part by the circadian clock, change with aging. Few large-scale studies measured the activity rhythm objectively in the general population. The present population-based study in middle-aged and elderly persons evaluated how activity rhythms change with age, and additionally investigated ...
Kodama Keita - - 2013
We examined changes in the growth and reproductive traits of dragonet Callionymus valenciennei concurrent with decrease in stock size in Tokyo Bay. Stock size in mid 2000s decreased to 14% of that recorded in early 1990s. The minimum standard length at which dragonet attain gonadal maturation was smaller in 2000s ...
Gómez Y - - 2013
Benefits and costs of parental care are expected to change with offspring development and lead to age-dependent coadaptation expressed as phenotypic (behavioural) matches between offspring age and parental reproductive stage. Parents and offspring interact repeatedly over time for the provision of parental care. Their behaviours should be accordingly adjusted to ...
Pey Jorge - - 2013
An intensive monitoring campaign was carried out in the harbor of Barcelona (Spain) to quantify the contribution of primary shipping emissions (PSE) on PM10. Chemical composition of inorganic species, as well as OC and EC, was completed, and a source apportionment analysis by Positive Matrix Factorization was conducted. Among the ...
Khantaw Thitima - - 2013
Cadmium sulfide quantum dots capped with cysteamine (Cys-CdS QDs) were demonstrated as a selective fluorescence probe for sensing of free trace silver ions. The fluorescence intensity of the Cys-CdS QDs can be enhanced only in the presence of free Ag(+) and the fluorescence spectrum was slightly red shift from the ...
Eren Erdem - - 2013
To evaluate the effects of hyperandrogenism on otoacoustic emission levels and the medial olivocochlear reflex in adult female subjects. Women have a hearing advantage over men. Otoacoustic emission levels tend to be higher in female subjects, in both newborns and adults. This discrepancy has been presumed to result from prenatal ...
Manoharan Vijayan - - 2013
Humic acid (HA) is one of the major components of the natural organic matter present in the environment that alters the fate and behavior of silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs). Transformation of Ag NPs happens upon interaction with HA, thereby, changing both physical and chemical properties. Fluorescence spectroscopy and scanning electron ...
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