Microfluidic fabrication of fatty alcohol-based microparticles for NIR light-triggered drug release

This study shows that IR780-encapsulated 1-tetradecanol microparticles fabricated by droplet-based microfluidics have great potential as injectable and implantable drug carriers featuring NIR light-sensitive drug release.Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 10 December 2019Source: Trends in Food Science &TechnologyAuthor(s): Roberto Castro-Muñoz, Grzegorz Boczkaj, Emilia Gontarek, Alfredo Cassano, Vlastimil FílaAbstractBackgroundNowadays, membrane-based technologies (e.g. microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, membrane distillation, and pervaporation) have demonstrated to meet the requirements to be involved in different food and bioproduct processes.Scope and approachSeveral applications have been developed, including either separation, recovery or concentration of bioactive molecules from agro-food products and...
Source: Trends in Food Science and Technology - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Publication date: April 2020Source: Food Control, Volume 110Author(s): Sira Sansuk, Paramust Juntarakod, Wimonrat Tongphoothorn, Atchara Sirimungkala, Titikan SomboonAbstractA simple chemo-chronometric method utilizing the Belousov-Zhabotinsky (BZ) oscillating reaction for the efficient detection of ethanol in alcoholic beverages has been developed. This visual detecting strategy only required a smartphone, without implemented instrumental detection systems, to video a unique colorimetric alternating (red-to-blue) feature of the BZ solution system containing 0.50 M bromate, 0.12 M malonic acid, 0.03 M bromid...
Source: Food Control - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 December 2019Source: Enzyme and Microbial TechnologyAuthor(s): Zhi-Hao Xia, Min-Hua Zong, Ning LiAbstract2,5-Bis(hydroxymethyl)furan (BHMF) is a versatile building block in the synthesis of polymers, fuels, and macrocycle polyethers. In this work, alcohol dehydrogenases (ADHs) were identified from Meyerozyma guilliermondii SC1103 and were heterologously expressed in Saccharomyces cerevisiae for the synthesis of BHMF from 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF). Of recombinant strains constructed, S. cerevisiae expressing an aryl ADH (AAD1669) was observed to be the best catalyst. Upon process op...
Source: Enzyme and Microbial Technology - Category: Biotechnology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Findings suggests that dual users of alcohol and marijuana with negative affect symptoms engage in substance use for similar reasons as single substance users with negative affect symptoms. Intervention efforts should examine ways to replace substance-related coping and expansion methods with non-substance-related methods. PMID: 31818171 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Substance Use and Misuse - Category: Addiction Tags: Subst Use Misuse Source Type: research
Discussion: Research is needed on why individuals with history of psychosocial stressors have a higher likelihood of imprisonment compared to their counterparts. Findings indicate that a high ASI Composite Score for drugs other than alcohol are strong predictors of future criminality and criminal justice system involvement. PMID: 31813334 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Substance Use and Misuse - Category: Addiction Tags: Subst Use Misuse Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 December 2019Source: Chemico-Biological InteractionsAuthor(s): Helmut K. Seitz
Source: Chemico Biological Interactions - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
In this study, porous MoO2/C hybrid microrods were successfully fabricated through a simple sol-gel method. To this end, poly (vinyl alcohol) was used as a carbon source to commendably increase the conductivity and stability. The morphology and structure characterizations illustrated the porous MoO2/C microrods, which MoO2 nanoparticles were encapsulated in amorphous carbon. This special structure might be useful for facilitating Li-ions transportation. The electrochemical tests showed MoO2/C anode to possess high initial discharge specific capacity (610 mAh g−1, 0.05 A g−1) and fascinating rate capabil...
Source: Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: January 2020Source: Journal of Catalysis, Volume 381Author(s): Haishuai Cui, Sihua Liu, Yang Lv, Shengtao Wu, Liping Wang, Fang Hao, Pingle Liu, Wei Xiong, Hean LuoAbstractZeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs) were successfully prepared and applied in the environmentally friendly transfer hydrogenation of cinnamaldehyde to cinnamyl alcohol. This was proved to be a homogeneous reaction in heterogeneous system. The experimental results show that ZIFs have better catalytic performance than nitrate. To overcome the recycling of the catalysts, the hydrophobically modified core–shell structure ZIF-67@SiO...
Source: Journal of Catalysis - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Authors: Mirhafez SR, Rezai A, Dehabeh M, Nobakht M Gh BF, Bidkhori M, Sahebkar A, Hariri M Abstract Scientists proposed that curcumin could be used for treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). In this article, we aimed to identify the effect of curcumin on NAFLD improvement. Fifty patients with NAFLD, were divided into two groups in this randomized, double-blind, and controlled clinical trial. Patients in the curcumin group received 250 mg/day of phytosomal curcumin, while those in the control group received 250 mg/day of placebo for duration of eight weeks. Anthropometric measurements an...
Source: International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research - Category: Nutrition Tags: Int J Vitam Nutr Res Source Type: research
Authors: Stanca S, Ulmeanu CE, Stanca HT, Iovanescu G Abstract The purpose was to identify rapidly the etiology of toxic coma in children, to appreciate the severity of the coma, to detect elements of gravity based on associated clinical signs and symptoms and to evaluate the initial treatment. Toxic coma is a medical emergency, especially in a Pediatric Emergency Department, requiring rapid and precise evaluation. The key objectives in the evaluation and management of coma in children are: detecting severity characteristics, depth of coma, specific clinical signs and symptoms, etiological and differential diagnost...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
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