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  • Pyridine-2,6-Dithiocarboxylic Acid and Its Metal Complexes: New Inhibitors of New Delhi Metallo -Lactamase-1 

    Thomas, Chris S.; Braun, Doug R.; Olmos, Jose Luis; Rajski, Scott R.; Phillips, George N.; Andes, David N.; Bugni, Tim S. (2020)
    Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae continue to threaten human health worldwide with few effective treatment options. New Delhi metallo--lactamase (NDM) enzymes are a contributing element that drive resistance to many ...
  • Dye Quenching of Carbon Nanotube Fluorescence Reveals Structure-Selective Coating Coverage 

    Zheng, Yu; Alizadehmojarad, Ali A.; Bachilo, Sergei M.; Kolomeisky, Anatoly B.; Weisman, R. Bruce (2020)
    Many properties and applications of single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) depend strongly on the coatings that allow their suspension in aqueous media. We report that SWCNT fluorescence is quenched by reversible physisorption ...
  • Correlating the antisymmetrized geminal power wave function 

    Henderson, Thomas M.; Scuseria, Gustavo E. (2020)
    Strong pairing correlations are responsible for superconductivity and off-diagonal long-range order in the two-particle density matrix. The antisymmetrized geminal power wave function was championed many years ago as the ...
  • Single-atom replacement as a general approach towards visible-light/near-infrared heavy-atom-free photosensitizers for photodynamic therapy 

    Tang, Juan; Wang, Lushun; Loredo, Axel; Cole, Carson; Xiao, Han (2020)
    Photodynamic therapy has become an emerging strategy for the treatment of cancer. This technology relies on the development of photosensitizers (PSs) that convert molecular oxygen to cytotoxic reactive oxygen species upon ...
  • Couette flows of a thixotropic yield-stress material: Performance of a novel fluidity-based constitutive model 

    Siqueira, I.R.; Pasquali, M.; de Souza Mendes, P.R. (2020)
    We present a theoretical and computational study of thixotropic yield-stress materials in cylindrical Couette flows using a novel fluidity-based constitutive model introduced by de Souza Mendes et al. [J. Nonnewtion. Fluid ...
  • Polarized evanescent waves reveal trochoidal dichroism 

    McCarthy, Lauren A.; Smith, Kyle W.; Lan, Xiang; Jebeli, Seyyed Ali Hosseini; Bursi, Luca; Alabastri, Alessandro; Chang, Wei-Shun; Nordlander, Peter; Link, Stephan (2020)
    Matter’s sensitivity to light polarization is characterized by linear and circular polarization effects, corresponding to the system’s anisotropy and handedness, respectively. Recent investigations into the near-field ...
  • Room-Temperature Catalytic Treatment of High-Salinity Produced Water at Neutral pH 

    Yin, Y. Ben; Coonrod, Christian L.; Heck, Kimberly N.; Said, Ibrahim A.; Powell, Camilah D.; Guo, Sujin; Reynolds, Michael A.; Wong, Michael S. (2020)
    Produced waters from hydraulic fracturing (HFPW) operations greatly challenge traditional water treatment technologies due to the high concentrations of total dissolved solids (TDS), highly complex and variable water ...
  • Elucidating the correlations between cancer initiation times and lifetime cancer risks 

    Teimouri, Hamid; Kochugaeva, Maria P.; Kolomeisky, Anatoly B. (2019)
    Cancer is a genetic disease that results from accumulation of unfavorable mutations. As soon as genetic and epigenetic modifications associated with these mutations become strong enough, the uncontrolled tumor cell growth ...
  • Enteral Activation of WR-2721 Mediates Radioprotection and Improved Survival from Lethal Fractionated Radiation 

    Molkentine, Jessica M.; Fujimoto, Tara N.; Horvath, Thomas D.; Grossberg, Aaron J.; Garcia, Carolina J. Garcia; Deorukhkar, Amit; de la Cruz Bonilla, Marimar; Lin, Daniel; Samuel, Errol L.G.; Chan, Wai Kin; Lorenzi, Philip L.; Piwnica-Worms, Helen; Dantzer, Robert; Tour, James M.; Mason, Kathryn A.; Taniguchi, Cullen M. (2019)
    Unresectable pancreatic cancer is almost universally lethal because chemotherapy and radiation cannot completely stop the growth of the cancer. The major problem with using radiation to approximate surgery in unresectable ...
  • How to control single-molecule rotation 

    Simpson, Grant J.; García-López, Víctor; Daniel Boese, A.; Tour, James M.; Grill, Leonhard (2019)
    The orientation of molecules is crucial in many chemical processes. Here, we report how single dipolar molecules can be oriented with maximum precision using the electric field of a scanning tunneling microscope. Rotation ...
  • Geometric imaging of borophene polymorphs with functionalized probes 

    Liu, Xiaolong; Wang, Luqing; Li, Shaowei; Rahn, Matthew S.; Yakobson, Boris I.; Hersam, Mark C. (2019)
    A common characteristic of borophene polymorphs is the presence of hollow hexagons (HHs) in an otherwise triangular lattice. The vast number of possible HH arrangements underlies the polymorphic nature of borophene, and ...
  • Development of Functionalized Carbon Nano-Onions Reinforced Zein Protein Hydrogel Interfaces for Controlled Drug Release 

    Mamidi, Narsimha; González-Ortiz, Aldo; Lopez Romo, Irasema; Barrera, Enrique V. (2019)
    In the current study, poly 4-mercaptophenyl methacrylate-carbon nano-onions (PMPMA-CNOs = f-CNOs) reinforced natural protein (zein) composites (zein/f-CNOs) are fabricated using the acoustic cavitation technique. The ...
  • Nanoscale coupling of endocytic pit growth and stability 

    Lehmann, Martin; Lukonin, Ilya; Noé, Frank; Schmoranzer, Jan; Clementi, Cecilia; Loerke, Dinah; Haucke, Volker (2019)
    Clathrin-mediated endocytosis, an essential process for plasma membrane homeostasis and cell signaling, is characterized by stunning heterogeneity in the size and lifetime of clathrin-coated endocytic pits (CCPs). If and ...
  • Enteral Activation of WR-2721 Mediates Radioprotection and Improved Survival from Lethal Fractionated Radiation 

    Molkentine, Jessica M.; Fujimoto, Tara N.; Horvath, Thomas D.; Grossberg, Aaron J.; Garcia, Carolina J. Garcia; Deorukhkar, Amit; de la Cruz Bonilla, Marimar; Lin, Daniel; Samuel, Errol L.G.; Chan, Wai Kin; Lorenzi, Philip L.; Piwnica-Worms, Helen; Dantzer, Robert; Tour, James M.; Mason, Kathryn A.; Taniguchi, Cullen M. (2019)
    Unresectable pancreatic cancer is almost universally lethal because chemotherapy and radiation cannot completely stop the growth of the cancer. The major problem with using radiation to approximate surgery in unresectable ...
  • Geometric imaging of borophene polymorphs with functionalized probes 

    Liu, Xiaolong; Wang, Luqing; Li, Shaowei; Rahn, Matthew S.; Yakobson, Boris I.; Hersam, Mark C. (2019)
    A common characteristic of borophene polymorphs is the presence of hollow hexagons (HHs) in an otherwise triangular lattice. The vast number of possible HH arrangements underlies the polymorphic nature of borophene, and ...
  • Generalized method to design phase masks for 3D super-resolution microscopy 

    Wang, Wenxiao; Ye, Fan; Shen, Hao; Moringo, Nicholas A.; Dutta, Chayan; Robinson, Jacob T.; Landes, Christy F. (2019)
    Point spread function (PSF) engineering by phase modulation is a novel approach to three-dimensional (3D) super-resolution microscopy, with different point spread functions being proposed for specific applications. It is ...
  • Manganese deception on graphene and implications in catalysis 

    Ye, Ruquan; Dong, Juncai; Wang, Luqing; Mendoza-Cruz, Rubén; Li, Yilun; An, Peng-Fei; Yacamán, Miguel José; Yakobson, Boris I.; Chen, Dongliang; Tour, James M. (2018)
    Heteroatom-doped metal-free graphene has been widely studied as the catalyst for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). Depending on the preparation method and the dopants, the ORR activity varies ranging from a two-electron ...
  • STINGel: Controlled release of a cyclic dinucleotide for enhanced cancer immunotherapy 

    Leach, David G.; Dharmaraj, Neeraja; Piotrowski, Stacey L.; Lopez-Silva, Tania L.; Lei, Yu L.; Sikora, Andrew G.; Young, Simon; Hartgerink, Jeffrey D. (2018)
    Recent advancements in the field of immunotherapy have yielded encouraging results for the treatment of advanced cancers. Cyclic dinucleotides (CDNs) are a powerful new class of immunotherapy drugs known as STING (Stimulator ...
  • Comparing the Aggregation Free Energy Landscapes of Amyloid Beta(1–42) and Amyloid Beta(1–40) 

    Zheng, Weihua; Tsai, Min-Yeh; Wolynes, Peter G. (2017)
    Using a predictive coarse-grained protein force field, we compute and compare the free energy landscapes and relative stabilities of amyloid-β protein (1–42) and amyloid-β protein (1–40) in their monomeric and oligomeric ...
  • Nanofibrous peptide hydrogel elicits angiogenesis and neurogenesis without drugs, proteins, or cells 

    Moore, Amanda N.; Lopez Silva, Tania L.; Carrejo, Nicole C.; Origel Marmolejo, Carlos A.; Li, I-Che; Hartgerink, Jeffrey D. (2018)
    The design of materials for regenerative medicine has focused on delivery of small molecule drugs, proteins, and cells to help accelerate healing. Additionally, biomaterials have been designed with covalently attached ...

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