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(University at Buffalo) Forget fingerprint computer identification or retinal scanning. A University at Buffalo-led team has developed a computer security system using the dimensions of your heart as your identifier.The system uses low-level Doppler radar to measure your heart, and then continually monitors your heart to make sure no one else has stepped in to run your computer. The technology will be presented next month at the 23rd MobiCom conference.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONS: NIRF-guidance was successfully applied during laparoscopic PN, offering the surgeon additional information about kidney anatomy and perfusion. Our experience demonstrated the potential benefits of the new technology. The clinically relevance of selective clamping on functional outcomes is still a matter of debate. PMID: 29241312 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Minerva Urol Nefrol Source Type: research
In this study, we asked people in an open-ended way about their desire for longer life: Would you like to have more time? What age would you like to become? This was something more specific than asking about a preference for survival without reference to any length of time; about one's plans for the future; or whether people see the future as open or limited, as in studies of future time perspective. Our attempt was to discover whether there were preferred temporal spans with which older adults framed their futures and plans. The two-question series about extra years and desired age ("How old would you like to ...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSIONS: On the basis of the reported association among CD, AS and CV diseases, we suggest to perform a more detailed CV risk assessment in all CD patients than what is currently being achieved in clinical practice, in order to scan and treat modifiable CV risk factors in these patients. In particular, we suggest to resort to instrumental techniques to detect AS in the subclinical stage, in order to prevent AS development and CV diseases in CD patients. PMID: 29243787 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
In conclusion, the results show that CJMSCs might be a new source for Diabetic Mellitus therapy and the nanofibrous scaffold could be used as a potential cell carrier for islet tissue engineering. PMID: 29241367 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine and Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Tags: Artif Cells Nanomed Biotechnol Source Type: research
Conclusions We found that cholesterol depletion significantly affects the V-ATPase activity and the initial metastatic processes following a profile similar to those observed in the presence of the V-ATPase specific inhibitor, concanamycin. General Significance. The results shed new light on the functional role of the interactions between V-ATPases and cholesterol-enriched microdomains of cell membranes that contribute with malignant phenotypes in melanoma.
Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) General Subjects - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
In this study, nano-porous zeolitic imidazolate framework-8 (ZIF-8) crystals were dispersed in amine monomer (piperazine) solution and intercalated in the polymeric thin film layer. Structure and surface property of the polyamide layer were changed by adding this hydrophobic and negative charged ZIF-8, which was identified by attenuated total reflectance infrared, scanning electron microscope, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy and water contact angle measurement. The TFN membranes containing ZIF-8 showed a water flux high to 55 L/m2 h with Na2SO4 rejection higher than 95% at 0.6 MPa. Moreover, t...
Source: Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 December 2017 Source:Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering Author(s): Souad Saja, Abdelmjid Bouazizi, Brahim Achiou, Mohamed Ouammou, Abderrahman Albizane, Jamal Bennazha, Saad Alami Younssi This work describes the elaboration of flat ceramic microfiltration membrane based on natural perlite for microfiltration of industrial wastewater. The ceramic membrane was obtained by an uniaxial pressing process and sintering at optimized temperature. The sintering temperature was investigated in the range from 850 to 1050 °C. The elaborated membrane of 38.4 mm in diameter and 2....
Source: Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: 1 April 2018 Source:Materials Science and Engineering: C, Volume 85 Author(s): Lihong Qiao, Tingting Sun, Xiaohua Zheng, Min Zheng, Zhigang Xie Targeting imaging to the desired site of action can increase the accuracy and effectiveness of diagnostic and treatment. In this work, a series of fluorescent carbon dots (CDs) were prepared by varying molar ratios of d-glucose (Glu) to l-aspartic acid (Asp). Their photophysical properties, morphologies and structures were investigated in detail. More important, the targeting ability was screened by confocal laser scanning microscopy and flow cytometry. The resul...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: C - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 December 2017 Source:Food Bioscience Author(s): Anchalee Srichamroen Mucilage of malva nut seeds has been commercially produced as a functional beverage in many South East Asian countries. The purposes of this research were, first, to analyze chemical compositions of different layers of malva nut seeds. Second objective was to investigate the efficacy and dose response of malva nut gum (MNG) for the reduction of glucose uptake in Caco-2 cells. Third objective was to determine the effect of 30min pre-incubation of Caco-2 cells with various MNG preparations on the uptake of glucose. Cac...
Source: Food Bioscience - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
This study for the first time suggests that the chemical compounds present in the acetone extract of B. setschwanensis could be used against S. aureus and C. neoformans infections. Graphical abstract
Source: Microbial Pathogenesis - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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