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Quantifying the human disturbance intensity of ecosystems and its natural and socioeconomic driving factors in urban agglomeration in South China.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2021 Sep 18. Epub 2021 Sep 18.

School of Geography Sciences, South China Normal University, Guangzhou, 510631, China.

The impact of human activities on terrestrial ecosystems is becoming more intense than ever in history. Human disturbance analyses play important roles in appropriately managing the human-environment relationship. In this study, a human disturbance index (HDI) that uses land use and land cover data from 1980, 2000, 2010, and 2018 is proposed to assess the human disturbance of ecosystems in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. Read More

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September 2021

Advanced hybrid electro-oxidation & O technology for water reuse in the fruit and vegetable process industry.

Water Sci Technol 2021 Sep;84(5):1159-1169

Leitat Technological Center, Carrer de la Innovacio 5, Terrassa 08225, Spain E-mail:

Alternative sanitising agents are required in the fruit and vegetable processing industry, capable of effectively disinfecting both the product and the washing water to increase its reuse, while not producing harmful by-products like chlorine-based agents. In the present work, electro-oxidation (EO) and ozone are proposed for vegetable process water reuse, being optimised for their individual and combined application. The application of hybrid electro-oxidation and ozone achieved 7 log reduction after 15 min of treatment in batch using boron-doped diamond (BDD) as anode material, showing important synergistic effects when compared with the individual treatments. Read More

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September 2021

Xanthomonas sontii sp. nov., a non-pathogenic bacterium isolated from healthy basmati rice (Oryza sativa) seeds from India.

Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 2021 Sep 17. Epub 2021 Sep 17.

CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh, India.

We report three yellow-pigmented, Gram-negative, aerobic, rod-shaped, motile bacterial isolates designated as PPL1, PPL2, and PPL3 from healthy basmati rice seeds. Phenotypic and 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis assigned these isolates to the genus Xanthomonas. The 16S rRNA showed a 99. Read More

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September 2021

Identification of Novel Choroidal Neovascularization-Related Genes Using Laplacian Heat Diffusion Algorithm.

Biomed Res Int 2021 6;2021:2295412. Epub 2021 Sep 6.

Department of Ophthalmology, Yangpu Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, 450 Tengyue Road, Shanghai 200090, China.

Choroidal neovascularization (CNV) is a type of eye disease that can cause vision loss. In recent years, many studies have attempted to investigate the major pathological processes and molecular pathogenic mechanisms of CNV. Because many diseases are related to genes, the genes associated with CNV need to be identified. Read More

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September 2021

3D Printing and Pyrolysis of Optical ZrO Nanostructures by Two-Photon Lithography: Reduced Shrinkage and Crystallization Mediated by Nanoparticles Seeds.

Small 2021 Sep 14:e2102486. Epub 2021 Sep 14.

Laboratoire de Chimie, CNRS UMR 5182, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Université de Lyon 1, 46 allée d'Italie, Lyon, 69364, France.

Two-photon lithography is a potential route to produce high-resolution 3D ceramics. However, the large shrinkage due to the elimination of an important organic counterpart of the printed material during debinding/sintering remains a lock to further development of this technology. To limit this phenomenon, an original approach based on a composite resin incorporating 45 wt% ultrasmall (5 nm) zirconia stabilized nanoparticles into the zirconium acrylate precursor is proposed to process 3D zirconia microlattices and nanostructured optical surfaces. Read More

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September 2021

Annotated dataset of history-related tweets.

Data Brief 2021 Oct 4;38:107344. Epub 2021 Sep 4.

University of Innsbruck, Austria.

In this article, we present a dataset containing history-related content obtained from social media. It contains hashtags and tweets that include these hashtags, as well as the results of third party tools applied to the tweets that include extracted entities, years, and url categories, and the categories for the history-related hashtags we used to crawl the tweets. We collected the tweets from Twitter official API using hashtag-based crawling. Read More

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October 2021

Sedative-hypnotic, anxiolytic and possible side effects of Salvia limbata C. A. Mey. Extracts and the effects of phenological stage and altitude on the rosmarinic acid content.

J Ethnopharmacol 2021 Sep 10;282:114630. Epub 2021 Sep 10.

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, School of Pharmacy, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Electronic address:

Ethnopharmacological Relevance: Salvia limbata C. A. Mey. Read More

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September 2021

Ultrathin Metals on a Transparent Seed and Application to Infrared Reflectors.

ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 2021 Sep 13. Epub 2021 Sep 13.

ICFO-Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques, The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, 08860 Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain.

Ultrathin metal films (UTMFs) are widely used in optoelectronic applications, from transparent conductors to photovoltaic cells, low emissivity windows, and plasmonic metasurfaces. During the initial deposition phase, many metals tend to form islands on the receiving substrate rather than a physically connected (percolated) network, which eventually evolves into continuous films as the thickness increases. For example, in the case of Ag and Au on dielectric surfaces, percolation begins when the thickness of the metal film is at least about 5 nm. Read More

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September 2021

Necroptosis increases with age in the brain and contributes to age-related neuroinflammation.

Geroscience 2021 Sep 13. Epub 2021 Sep 13.

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 975 NE 10th Street, BRC-1368B, Oklahoma City, OK, 73104, USA.

Chronic inflammation of the central nervous system (CNS), termed neuroinflammation, is a hallmark of aging and a proposed mediator of cognitive decline associated with aging. Neuroinflammation is characterized by the persistent activation of microglia, the innate immune cells of the CNS, with damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) being one of the well-known activators of microglia. Because necroptosis is a cell death pathway that induces inflammation through the release of DAMPs, we hypothesized that an age-associated increase in necroptosis contributes to increased neuroinflammation with age. Read More

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September 2021

A Coverage Optimization Method for WSNs Based on the Improved Weed Algorithm.

Sensors (Basel) 2021 Aug 31;21(17). Epub 2021 Aug 31.

School of Computer and Communication Engineering, Northeastern University at Qinhuangdao, Qinhuangdao 066004, China.

Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) is a multi-hop wireless network composed of a group of static or mobile sensor nodes in the form of self-organization. Uneven distribution of nodes often leads to the problem of over coverage and incomplete coverage of monitoring areas. To solve this problem, this paper establishes a network coverage optimization model and proposes a coverage optimization method based on an improved hybrid strategy weed algorithm (LRDE_IWO). Read More

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Automated facial-vestibulocochlear nerve complex identification based on data-driven tractography clustering.

NMR Biomed 2021 Sep 6:e4607. Epub 2021 Sep 6.

Institute of Information Processing and Automation, College of Information Engineering, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, China.

Small size and intricate anatomical environment are the main difficulties facing tractography of the facial-vestibulocochlear nerve complex (FVN), and lead to challenges in fiber orientation distribution (FOD) modeling, fiber tracking, region-of-interest selection, and fiber filtering. Experts need rich experience in anatomy and tractography, as well as substantial labor costs, to identify the FVN. Thus, we present a pipeline to identify the FVN automatically, in what we believe is the first study of the automated identification of the FVN. Read More

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September 2021

A color reaction for the determination of Cu in distilled beverages employing digital imaging.

Anal Chim Acta 2021 Sep 9;1177:338844. Epub 2021 Jul 9.

Departamento de Química, Centro de Ciências Exatas e Tecnológica, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa, MG, 36570-900, Brazil. Electronic address:

In this work, we describe for the first time the synthesis of a thiocarbazone for the selective determination of Cu in distilled beverages. The method was based on the complexation reaction of Cu with the thiocarbazone, and the colored product was analyzed using a smartphone application. The thiocarbazone reacts with Cu to form a 1:1 (metal:ligand) complex. Read More

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September 2021

Technical note: A fast and accurate analytical dose calculation algorithm for I seed-loaded stent applications.

Med Phys 2021 Sep 4. Epub 2021 Sep 4.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA.

Purpose: The safety and clinical efficacy of I seed-loaded stent for the treatment of portal vein tumor thrombosis (PVTT) have been shown. Accurate and fast dose calculation of the I seeds with the presence of the stent is necessary for the plan optimization and evaluation. However, the dosimetric characteristics of the seed-loaded stents remain unclear and there is no fast dose calculation technique available. Read More

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September 2021

Discovery of a Broad-Spectrum Fluorogenic Agonist for Strigolactone Receptors through a Computational Approach.

J Agric Food Chem 2021 Sep 3;69(36):10486-10495. Epub 2021 Sep 3.

State Key Laboratory of Elemento-Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemical Biology, National Pesticide Engineering Research Center, and Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering, College of Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, P. R. China.

Strigolactones (SLs) are plant hormones that play various roles in plant physiology, including provoking the germination of parasitic weeds and . A family of α/β-hydrolases have been proposed to be the SL receptor proteins. Effective assays for measuring the activity of SL receptors could promote the development of SL-related biology and chemistry. Read More

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September 2021

Fully Bottom-Up Waste-Free Growth of Ultrathin Silicon Wafer via Self-Releasing Seed Layer.

Adv Mater 2021 Sep 2:e2103708. Epub 2021 Sep 2.

Department of Physics, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, 28644, South Korea.

The fabrication of ultrathin silicon wafers at low cost is crucial for advancing silicon electronics toward stretchability and flexibility. However, conventional fabrication techniques are inefficient because they sacrifice a large amount of substrate material. Thus, advanced silicon electronics that have been realized in laboratories cannot move forward to commercialization. Read More

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September 2021

Enhanced Region Growing for Brain Tumor MR Image Segmentation.

J Imaging 2021 Feb 1;7(2). Epub 2021 Feb 1.

College of Natural and Computational Science, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa 1176, Ethiopia.

A brain tumor is one of the foremost reasons for the rise in mortality among children and adults. A brain tumor is a mass of tissue that propagates out of control of the normal forces that regulate growth inside the brain. A brain tumor appears when one type of cell changes from its normal characteristics and grows and multiplies abnormally. Read More

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February 2021

Synchronizing , , and Studies for the Successful Nose to Brain Delivery of an Anticancer Molecule.

Mol Pharm 2021 Aug 30. Epub 2021 Aug 30.

Department of Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University, Cairo 11566, Egypt.

Sesamol is a sesame seed constituent with reported activity against many types of cancer. In this work, two types of nanocarriers, solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) and polymeric nanoparticles (PNs), were exploited to improve sesamol efficiency against the glioma cancer cell line. The ability of the proposed systems for efficient brain targeting intranasally was also inspected. Read More

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Plants make smart decisions in complex environments.

Liv S Severino

Plant Signal Behav 2021 Aug 29:1970448. Epub 2021 Aug 29.

Embrapa Algodão, Sinop-MT, Brazil.

This review proposes that plants make smart decision and encourages scientists to formulate and test hypotheses about plant's decisions as an option to investigate complex phenomena that are hardly explained through the predominant mechanistic approach. Three physiological processes (seed germination and seedling emergence, abortion of reproductive structures, and regulation of photosynthesis) are discussed to illustrate the plant's ability to make decisions from three different perspectives. It is proposed that plant scientists could access a rich pool of information by formulating and testing hypothesis on plant's decisions, even when it is not possible elucidating the full mechanism underpinning the decision. Read More

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Development, validation and evaluation of matrix effect of a QuEChERS-based multiresidue method with low temperature dispersive clean-up for analysis of 104 pesticides in cumin (Cuminum cyminum) by LC-MS/MS.

J Sci Food Agric 2021 Aug 29. Epub 2021 Aug 29.

Pesticide Residue Laboratory, AINP on Pesticide Residues, Anand Agricultural University, Anand, India.

Background: Until now, there is no method available for analysis of pesticide residues in complex matrices like spices. Therefore, there is an urgent need to develop and validate a QuEChERS-based method for the estimation of 104 pesticides in cumin seed.

Results: Samples were spiked for 109 pesticides at concentrations of 0. Read More

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Seasonal Metabolic Investigation in Pomegranate ( L.) Highlights the Role of Amino Acids in Genotype- and Organ-Specific Adaptive Responses to Freezing Stress.

Front Plant Sci 2021 12;12:699139. Epub 2021 Aug 12.

Department of Plant Sciences, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran.

Every winter, temperate woody plants have to cope with freezing stress. Winter hardiness is of crucial importance for pomegranate survival and productivity. A comparative morphological and metabolic study was conducted on the stems and buds of 15 field-grown mature pomegranate genotypes in seven time-points during two developmental cycles. Read More

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An inverse planning simulated annealing algorithm with adaptive weight adjustment for LDR pancreatic brachytherapy.

Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg 2021 Aug 28. Epub 2021 Aug 28.

School of Mechanical Engineering, Tianjin University, 135 Yaguan Road, Jinnan District, Tianjin, 300350, China.

Purpose: The inverse planning simulated annealing (IPSA) algorithm has shown good results in cancer surgical treatment planning. However, an adaptive approach has not well been proposed for different shapes and sizes of tumors. The purpose of this study was to propose an adaptive, efficient and safe algorithm to get high-quality treatment dose planning, which is presented for pancreatic cancer. Read More

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Evolutionary design of molecules based on deep learning and a genetic algorithm.

Sci Rep 2021 Aug 27;11(1):17304. Epub 2021 Aug 27.

Data and Information Technology Center, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., 1-2 Samsungjeonja-ro, Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do, 18448, Republic of Korea.

Evolutionary design has gained significant attention as a useful tool to accelerate the design process by automatically modifying molecular structures to obtain molecules with the target properties. However, its methodology presents a practical challenge-devising a way in which to rapidly evolve molecules while maintaining their chemical validity. In this study, we address this limitation by developing an evolutionary design method. Read More

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Response to Extracellular DNA: Self Versus Nonself Exposure.

Plants (Basel) 2021 Aug 23;10(8). Epub 2021 Aug 23.

Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, Via Università 100, 80055 Portici, Italy.

The inhibitory effect of extracellular DNA (exDNA) on the growth of conspecific individuals was demonstrated in different kingdoms. In plants, the inhibition has been observed on root growth and seed germination, demonstrating its role in plant-soil negative feedback. Several hypotheses have been proposed to explain the early response to exDNA and the inhibitory effect of conspecific exDNA. Read More

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Two New Species of from China, and Taxonomic Insights into the Longifilamenta Group, Which Is Endemic to China.

Plants (Basel) 2021 Aug 18;10(8). Epub 2021 Aug 18.

CAS Key Laboratory of Plant Germplasm Enhancement and Specialty Agriculture, Wuhan Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan 430074, China.

(The LSID for the name is: 77219154-1) sp. nov. and (The LSID for the name is: 77219153-1) sp. Read More

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Encryption Based Image Watermarking Algorithm in 2DWT-DCT Domains.

Sensors (Basel) 2021 Aug 17;21(16). Epub 2021 Aug 17.

Department of Computer Science, College of Computer and Information Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh 11543, Saudi Arabia.

This paper proposes an encryption-based image watermarking scheme using a combination of second-level discrete wavelet transform (2DWT) and discrete cosine transform (DCT) with an auto extraction feature. The 2DWT has been selected based on the analysis of the trade-off between imperceptibility of the watermark and embedding capacity at various levels of decomposition. DCT operation is applied to the selected area to gather the image coefficients into a single vector using a zig-zig operation. Read More

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Control and Real-Time Data Acquisition of an Experimental Platform for Stored Grain Aeration Study.

Jingyun Liu Ping Li

Sensors (Basel) 2021 Aug 10;21(16). Epub 2021 Aug 10.

College of Urban Rail Transit and Logistics, Beijing Union University, Beijing 100101, China.

Aeration is one of the most important methods to keep stored grain safe and maintain its quality. Experimental platforms are used for stored grain aeration study in a laboratory-scale. The purpose of this paper was to provide the real-time data acquisition and control system design of a new experimental platform with multifunction for stored grain study. Read More

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Development of Hydrogels with the Incorporation of L. Seed Extract in Sodium Alginate for Wound-Healing Application.

Gels 2021 Aug 4;7(3). Epub 2021 Aug 4.

Department of Biology, College of Science, Taif University, P.O. Box 11099, Taif 21944, Saudi Arabia.

Hydrogels prepared from polymers have been proposed for tissue regeneration and the treatment of bruise wounds. In this research work, we synthesized a L.-based wound-healing hydrogel with recognized antimicrobial activity for the healing of cutaneous lesions, drawing on its healing potential. Read More

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In Vivo and In Vitro Antidiabetic and Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Flax ( L.) Seed Polyphenols.

Nutrients 2021 Aug 11;13(8). Epub 2021 Aug 11.

Laboratory of Biotechnology, Environment, Agri-Food, and Health, Faculty of Sciences Dhar El Mahraz, University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah, P.O. Box 1796, Fez 30000, Morocco.

Flaxseed is an oilseed (45-50% oil on a dry-weight basis) crop. Its oil has demonstrated multiple health benefits and industrial applications. The goal of this research was to evaluate the antidiabetic and anti-inflammatory potential of the free polyphenol fraction of flax ( L. Read More

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SeedSortNet: a rapid and highly effificient lightweight CNN based on visual attention for seed sorting.

PeerJ Comput Sci 2021 5;7:e639. Epub 2021 Aug 5.

Xiamen Vision+ Technology Co. Ltd, Xiamen, Fujian, China.

Seed purity directly affects the quality of seed breeding and subsequent processing products. Seed sorting based on machine vision provides an effective solution to this problem. The deep learning technology, particularly convolutional neural networks (CNNs), have exhibited impressive performance in image recognition and classification, and have been proven applicable in seed sorting. Read More

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Reducing the effects of motion artifacts in fMRI: A structured matrix completion approach.

IEEE Trans Med Imaging 2021 Aug 25;PP. Epub 2021 Aug 25.

Functional MRI (fMRI) is widely used to study the functional organization of normal and pathological brains. However, the fMRI signal may be contaminated by subject motion artifacts that are only partially mitigated by motion correction strategies. These artifacts lead to distance-dependent biases in the inferred signal correlations. Read More

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