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Structure of Methanol Solvated Iodozinc(II) Complexes in Solution

The structures of the solvated zinc ion and the solvated zinc–iodide complexes in methanol solution have been determined by EXAFS. The zinc ion is six-coordinated in an octahedral fashion with a mean Zn–O bond distance of 2.071(4) Å. According to the stability constants of the zinc–iodide system in methanol solution the first complex, ZnI+, is suppressed, which may indicate that a ...

A novel Triclosan Methacrylate-based composite reduces the virulence of Streptococcus mutans biofilm

The use of antimicrobial monomers, linked to the polymer chain of resin composites, is an interesting approach to circumvent the effects of bacteria on the dental and material surfaces. In addition, it can likely reduce the incidence of recurrent caries lesions. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a novel Triclosan Methacrylate (TM) monomer, which was developed and ...

The Serbian version of the Juvenile Arthritis Multidimensional Assessment Report (JAMAR)

The Juvenile Arthritis Multidimensional Assessment Report (JAMAR) is a new parent/patient-reported outcome measure that enables a thorough assessment of the disease status in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). We report the results of the cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the parent and patient versions of the JAMAR in the Serbian language. The reading ...

Fragmentation-fra ction ratio $$f_{\Xi _ b}/f_{\Lam bda _ b}$$fΞ b/fΛ b in b- and c- baryon de cays

We study the ratio of fragmentation fractions, \(f_{\Xi _b}/f_{\Lambda _b}\), from the measurement of \(\Xi _b^0\rightarrow \Xi _c^+\pi ^-\) and \(\Lambda _b^0\rightarrow \Lambda _c^+\pi ^-\) with \(\Xi _{c}^{+}/\Lambda _{c}^{+}\rightarrow p K^-\pi ^+\). With the branching fraction \(\mathcal {B}(\Xi _c^+\rightarrow pK^-\pi ^+)=(2.2\pm 0.8)\%\) obtained under the U-spin symmetry, ...

Strong solutions to SPDEs with monotone drift in divergence form

We prove existence and uniqueness of strong solutions, as well as continuous dependence on the initial datum, for a class of fully nonlinear second-order stochastic PDEs with drift in divergence form. Due to rather general assumptions on the growth of the nonlinearity in the drift, which, in particular, is allowed to grow faster than polynomially, existing techniques are not ...

Sequestration of synaptic proteins by alpha-synuclein aggregates leading to neurotoxicity is inhibited by small peptide

α-Synuclein (α-syn) is a major component of Lewy bodies found in synucleinopathies including Parkinson’s disease (PD) and Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB). Under the pathological conditions, α-syn tends to generate a diverse form of aggregates showing toxicity to neuronal cells and able to transmit across cells. However, mechanisms by which α-syn aggregates affect cytotoxicity in ...

Blowing Your Own Trumpet: How to Increase the Online Visibility of Your Publication?

After seeing one’s manuscript in the print form in a journal, the author feels a sense of elation which is indescribable. However, if one really want peers and other researchers to take note of the work, some more effort is needed. With the massive increase in the number of biomedical journals in print – supplemented by another large chunk online–quite a few published papers remain ...

Numerical Simulation and Experimental Verification of the Stiffness and Stability of Thrust Pad Aerostatic Bearings

Many researchers concentrate on improving the stiffness and stability of aerostatic bearings, however the contradiction between stiffness and stability is still existed. Therefore, orifice, multiple, and porous restrictors are designed to illustrate the influence of restrictor characteristics on the stability and stiffness of the aerostatic circular pad bearings. Because both the ...

Item-saving assessment of self-care performance in children with developmental disabilities: A prospective caregiver-report computerized adaptive test

Objective The purpose of this study was to construct a computerized adaptive test (CAT) for measuring self-care performance (the CAT-SC) in children with developmental disabilities (DD) aged from 6 months to 12 years in a content-inclusive, precise, and efficient fashion. Methods The study was divided into 3 phases: (1) item bank development, (2) item testing, and (3) a simulation ...

Anticipation and Response: Emergency Services in Severe Weather Situations in Germany

Communicating meteorological uncertainty allows earlier provision of information on possible future events. The desired benefit is to enable the end-user to start with preparatory protective actions at an earlier time based on the end-user’s own risk assessment and decision threshold. The presented results of an interview study, conducted with 27 members of German civil protection ...

Accumulation of mechanical forces in tumors is related to hyaluronan content and tissue stiffness

Hyaluronan is abundant in the extracellular matrix of many desmoplastic tumors and determines in large part the tumor biochemical and mechanical microenvironment. Additionally, it has been identified as one of the major physiological barriers to the effective delivery of drugs to solid tumors and its targeting with the use of pharmaceutical agents has shown to decompress tumor ...

Prospective mental imagery as its link with anxiety and depression in prisoners

Mental imagery is known to play a key role in the development and maintenance of depression and anxiety. Prisoners commonly experience psychological distress, but interventions to address this are currently lacking. We aimed to examine the link between prospective mental imagery and anxiety and depression among prisoners. One hundred twenty-three male prisoners from a Category C ...

The Romanian Youth’s Contact with the West in the 19th Century: Education, Connections and Political Formation

In the 19th century, Western Europe became a landmark for the future Romanian leaders, and the developed West European countries constituted a model to be followed in terms of state organization. From this point of view, the young Romanians who studied in various cultural and political milieus, such as the French or the German etc., were influenced by the societies of the ...

Comparison of axial length, anterior chamber depth and intraocular lens power between IOLMaster and ultrasound in normal, long and short eyes

Purpose To compare the axial length (AL), anterior chamber depth (ACD) and intraocular lens power (IOLP) of IOLMaster and Ultrasound in normal, long and short eyes. Methods Seventy-four normal eyes (≥ 22 mm and ≤ 25 mm), 74 long eyes (> 25 mm) and 78 short eyes (< 22 mm) underwent AL and ACD measurements with both devices in the order of IOLMaster followed by Ultrasound. The IOLP ...