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Synthesis and Characterization of Pure Copper Nanostructures Using Wood Inherent Architecture as a Natural Template

The inherent sophisticated structure of wood inspires researchers to use it as a natural template for synthesizing functional nanoparticles. In this study, pure copper nanoparticles were synthesized using poplar wood as a natural inexpensive and renewable template. The crystal structure and morphologies of the copper nanoparticles were characterized by X-ray diffraction and field...

Fault-Tolerant Path Planning of the Space Manipulator with Single Joint Failure Based on the Dexterity Space

To enable the space manipulator to complete the original task efficiently after any single joint fails, a fault-tolerant path planning method for the manipulator with single joint failure is proposed based on dexterity space in this paper. On the base of solving the degraded workspace, the dexterity space of the manipulator with single joint failure is established by constructing...

Fault-Tolerant Path Planning of the Space Manipulator with Single Joint Failure Based on the Dexterity Space

To enable the space manipulator to complete the original task efficiently after any single joint fails, a fault-tolerant path planning method for the manipulator with single joint failure is proposed based on dexterity space in this paper. On the base of solving the degraded workspace, the dexterity space of the manipulator with single joint failure is established by constructing...

DEFINE: A Service-Oriented Dynamically Enabling Function Model

With the rapid expansion of network scale and the continuous evolution of network applications, the Internet becomes much more open and uncontrollable, and inevitably faces a variety of security threats. In order to satisfy the requirements of the current Internet security and transmission performance, the general solution is increasing specific devices (e.g., firewalls, network...

A comprehensive review of Energy Internet: basic concept, operation and planning methods, and research prospects

Bachelor degree from Hunan University, China, in 2015, where he is pursuing the Master degree. His main research interests include power system optimization and the Energy Internet. Yi TAN received his Ph.D

Epidemiological and genetic characteristics of EV71 in hand, foot, and mouth disease in Guangxi, southern China, from 2010 to 2015

. Investigation: Yu Ju, Zhenguo Xie, Kaijiao Zhou. Project administration: Minmei Chen, Yu Ju, Min Chen. Software: Min Chen. Supervision: Yi Tan, Jianjun Mo. Visualization: Min Chen. Writing ± original draft

Co-regularized multiview nonnegative matrix factorization with correlation constraint for representation learning

Engineering, Guizhou Institute of Technology. He received the Ph.D. degree from Southeast University in 2006. His research interest covers image processing and data mining. Yi Tan was born in July 1990 in

A semi-automated approach to generate 4D/5D BIM models for evaluating different offshore oil and gas platform decommissioning options

Tan 0 Yongze Song Xin Liu Xiangyu Wang 0 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology , Hong Kong , China Background: Offshore oil and gas

Tardus parvus waveforms in Doppler ultrasonography for hepatic artery stenosis after liver transplantation: can a new cut-off value guide the next step?

2 (subjects with traditional TPW and abnormal liver function), and category 3 (subjects with traditional TPW and abnormal liver function, or with new cut-off Bo-wen Zheng and Ying-yi Tan contributed

MSX2 Induces Trophoblast Invasion in Human Placenta

Normal implantation depends on appropriate trophoblast growth and invasion. Inadequate trophoblast invasion results in pregnancy-related disorders, such as early miscarriage and pre-eclampsia, which are dangerous to both the mother and fetus. Msh Homeobox 2 (MSX2), a member of the MSX family of homeobox proteins, plays a significant role in the proliferation and differentiation...

Enterovirus D-68 Infection, Prophylaxis, and Vaccination in a Novel Permissive Animal Model, the Cotton Rat (Sigmodon hispidus)

In recent years, there has been a significant increase in detection of Enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68) among patients with severe respiratory infections worldwide. EV-D68 is now recognized as a re-emerging pathogen; however, due to lack of a permissive animal model for EV-D68, a comprehensive understanding of the pathogenesis and immune response against EV-D68 has been hampered...

C66 ameliorates diabetic nephropathy in mice by both upregulating NRF2 function via increase in miR-200a and inhibiting miR-21

Aims/hypothesis Diabetic nephropathy is the leading cause of end-stage renal disease. Previously we reported that C66, a novel analogue of curcumin with a very high bioavailability, ameliorated diabetic nephropathy in mice, with little known about the mechanism. The present study aimed to define the mechanism by which C66 ameliorates diabetic nephropathy. Methods Our aim was to...

Genome-Wide Transcription Study of Cryptococcus neoformans H99 Clinical Strain versus Environmental Strains

The infection of Cryptococcus neoformans is acquired through the inhalation of desiccated yeast cells and basidiospores originated from the environment, particularly from bird’s droppings and decaying wood. Three environmental strains of C. neoformans originated from bird droppings (H4, S48B and S68B) and C. neoformans reference clinical strain (H99) were used for intranasal...

Insulin-Producing Cells Differentiated from Human Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells In Vitro Ameliorate Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Hyperglycemia

Background The two major obstacles in the successful transplantation of islets for diabetes treatment are inadequate supply of insulin-producing tissue and immune rejection. Induction of the differentiation of human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) into insulin-producing cells (IPCs) for autologous transplantation may alleviate those limitations. Methods hMSCs...

IL-21 accelerates xenogeneic graft-versus-host disease correlated with increased B-cell proliferation

disease COMPLIANCE WITH ETHICS GUIDELINES Xiaoran Wu, Yi Tan, Qiao Xing and Shengdian Wang declare that they have no conflict of interest. Human PBMCs were obtained from healthy donors, which was

A Population-Based Acute Meningitis and Encephalitis Syndromes Surveillance in Guangxi, China, May 2007- June 2012

Objectives Acute meningitis and encephalitis (AME) are common diseases with the main pathogens being viruses and bacteria. As specific treatments are different, it is important to develop clinical prediction rules to distinguish aseptic from bacterial or fungal infection. In this study we evaluated the incidence rates, seasonal variety and the main etiologic agents of AME, and...

Effect of the addition of TEOS on the SiC fibers fabricated by electrospinning

Polycarbosilane (PCS) has been widely used to fabricate silicon carbide (SiC) fibers via pyrolysis. In this paper, for improving the morphology of SiC fibers, tetraethyl orthosilicate (TEOS, m = 1 g, 3 g and 5 g, respectively) was added into the PCS precursor solution (containing 1.5 g PCS). The continuous fibers have been prepared by electrospinning, and then the SiC fibers were...

Deletion of Metallothionein Exacerbates Intermittent Hypoxia-Induced Oxidative and Inflammatory Injury in Aorta

The present study was to explore the effect of metallothionein (MT) on intermittent hypoxia (IH) induced aortic pathogenic changes. Markers of oxidative damages, inflammation, and vascular remodeling were observed by immunohistochemical staining after 3 days and 1, 3, and 8 weeks after IH exposures. Endogenous MT was induced after 3 days of IH but was significantly decreased...

IL-10 Protects Neurites in Oxygen-Glucose-Deprived Cortical Neurons through the PI3K/Akt Pathway

IL-10, as a cytokine, has an anti-inflammatory cascade following various injuries, but it remains blurred whether IL-10 protects neurites of cortical neurons after oxygen-glucose deprivation injury. Here, we reported that IL-10, in a concentration-dependent manner, reduced neuronal apoptosis and increased neuronal survival in oxygen-glucose-deprived primary cortical neurons...

Optimal allocation of multi-type FACTS devices in power systems based on power flow entropy

computing. Yi TAN received the B.Eng degrees from South China University of Technology in 2009. Now, he is pursuing his PhD degree in Hunan University. His research interests include computational