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  • 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 ...
  • Highly selective oxygen reduction to hydrogen peroxide on transition metal single atom coordination 

    Jiang, Kun; Back, Seoin; Akey, Austin J.; Xia, Chuan; Hu, Yongfeng; Liang, Wentao; Schaak, Diane; Stavitski, Eli; Nørskov, Jens K.; Siahrostami, Samira; Wang, Haotian (2019)
    Shifting electrochemical oxygen reduction towards 2e– pathway to hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), instead of the traditional 4e– to water, becomes increasingly important as a green method for H2O2 generation. Here, through a ...
  • Self-Doped Conjugated Polymeric Binders Improve the Capacity and Mechanical Properties of V2O5 Cathodes 

    Li, Xiaoyi; An, Hyosung; Strzalka, Joseph; Lutkenhaus, Jodie; Verduzco, Rafael (2019)
    Polymeric binders serve to stabilize the morphology of electrodes by providing adhesion and binding between the various components. Successful binders must serve multiple functions simultaneously, including providing strong ...
  • Adverse Effect of PTFE Stir Bars on the Covalent Functionalization of Carbon and Boron Nitride Nanotubes Using Billups–Birch Reduction Conditions 

    de los Reyes, Carlos A.; Smith McWilliams, Ashleigh D.; Hernández, Katharyn; Walz-Mitra, Kendahl L.; Ergülen, Selin; Pasquali, Matteo; Martí, Angel A. (2019)
    The functionalization of nanomaterials has long been studied as a way to manipulate and tailor their properties to a desired application. Of the various methods available, the Billups–Birch reduction has become an important ...
  • Zinc Oxide Particles Induce Activation of the Lysosome–Autophagy System 

    Popp, Lauren; Segatori, Laura (2019)
    Metal-oxide-based materials are highly versatile and used in a wide variety of applications ranging from medical technology to personal care products. Generally recognized as safe by the US Food and Drug Administration, ...
  • CLN8 is an endoplasmic reticulum cargo receptor that regulates lysosome biogenesis 

    di Ronza, Alberto; Bajaj, Lakshya; Sharma, Jaiprakash; Sanagasetti, Deepthi; Lotfi, Parisa; Adamski, Carolyn Joy; Collette, John; Palmieri, Michela; Amawi, Abdallah; Popp, Lauren; Chang, Kevin Tommy; Meschini, Maria Chiara; Leung, Hon-Chiu Eastwood; Segatori, Laura; Simonati, Alessandro; Sifers, Richard Norman; Santorelli, Filippo Maria; Sardiello, Marco (2018)
    Organelle biogenesis requires proper transport of proteins from their site of synthesis to their target subcellular compartment1,2,3. Lysosomal enzymes are synthesized in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and traffic through ...
  • A symmetrical method to obtain shear moduli from microrheology 

    Nishi, Kengo; Kilfoil, Maria L.; Schmidt, Christoph F.; MacKintosh, F.C. (2018)
    Passive microrheology typically deduces shear elastic loss and storage moduli from displacement time series or mean-squared displacements (MSD) of thermally fluctuating probe particles in equilibrium materials. Common data ...
  • Cavity-control of interlayer excitons in van der Waals heterostructures 

    Förg, Michael; Colombier, Léo; Patel, Robin K.; Lindlau, Jessica; Mohite, Aditya D.; Yamaguchi, Hisato; Glazov, Mikhail M.; Hunger, David; Högele, Alexander (2019)
    Monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides integrated in optical microcavities host exciton-polaritons as a hallmark of the strong light-matter coupling regime. Analogous concepts for hybrid light-matter systems employing ...
  • Evolutionary Relationships Between Low Potential Ferredoxin and Flavodoxin Electron Carriers 

    Campbell, Ian J.; Bennett, George N.; Silberg, Jonathan J. (2019)
    Proteins from the ferredoxin (Fd) and flavodoxin (Fld) families function as low potential electrical transfer hubs in cells, at times mediating electron transfer between overlapping sets of oxidoreductases. To better ...
  • Effectiveness of metal oxide catalysts for the degradation of 1,4-dioxane 

    Heck, Kimberly N.; Wang, Yehong; Wu, Gang; Wang, Feng; Tsai, Ah-Lim; Adamson, David T.; Wong, Michael S. (2019)
    1,4-dioxane, commonly used as a solvent stabilizer and industrial solvent, is an environmental contaminant and probable carcinogen. In this study, we explored the concept of using metal oxides to activate H2O2 catalytically ...
  • Biosynthesis of Medium-Chain ω-Hydroxy Fatty Acids by AlkBGT of Pseudomonas putida GPo1 With Native FadL in Engineered Escherichia coli 

    He, Qiaofei; Bennett, George N.; San, Ka-Yiu; Wu, Hui (2019)
    Hydroxy fatty acids (HFAs) are valuable compounds that are widely used in medical, cosmetic and food fields. Production of ω-HFAs via bioconversion by engineered Escherichia coli has received a lot of attention because ...
  • Design of a Pd–Au Nitrite Reduction Catalyst by Identifying and Optimizing Active Ensembles 

    Li, Hao; Guo, Sujin; Shin, Kihyun; Wong, Michael S.; Henkelman, Graeme (2019)
    Nitrate (NO3–) is a ubiquitous contaminant in groundwater that causes serious public health issues around the world. Though various strategies are able to reduce NO3– to nitrite (NO2–), a rational catalyst design strategy ...
  • Direct triplet sensitization of oligothiophene by quantum dots 

    Xu, Zihao; Jin, Tao; Huang, Yiming; Mulla, Karimulla; Evangelista, Francesco A.; Egap, Eilaf; Lian, Tianquan (2019)
    Effective sensitization of triplet states is essential to many applications, including triplet–triplet annihilation based photon upconversion schemes. This work demonstrates successful triplet sensitization of a CdSe quantum ...
  • Hydrogen-generating behavior of Pd-decorated gold nanoparticles via formic acid decomposition 

    Zhao, Zhun; Heck, Kimberly N.; Limpornpipat, Pongsak; Qian, Huifeng; Miller, Jeffrey T.; Wong, Michael S. (2019)
    Formic acid is a promising hydrogen storage material where hydrogen is generated via metal-catalyzed decomposition. Bimetallic catalysts are active for this reaction, but the mechanism has not been fully proven. Palladium ...
  • Highly Defective UiO-66 Materials for the Adsorptive Removal of Perfluorooctanesulfonate 

    Clark, Chelsea A.; Heck, Kimberly N.; Powell, Camilah D.; Wong, Michael S. (2019)
    Perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS) is a persistent organic pollutant that is bioaccumulative and toxic. While its use in most countries has been restricted to certain industrial applications due to environmental and health ...
  • Catalytic Converters for Water Treatment 

    Heck, Kimberly N.; Garcia-Segura, Sergi; Westerhoff, Paul; Wong, Michael S. (2019)
    Fresh water demand is driven by human consumption, agricultural irrigation, and industrial usage and continues to increase along with the global population. Improved methods to inexpensively and sustainably clean water ...
  • Microencapsulated Photoluminescent Gold for ppb-Level Chromium(VI) Sensing 

    Yin, Yiyuan B.; Coonrod, Christian L.; Heck, Kimberly N.; Lejarza, Fernando; Wong, Michael S. (2019)
    Luminescent gold nanoclusters (Au NCs) are a promising probe material for selective chemical sensing. However, low luminescent intensity and an incomplete understanding of the mechanistic origin of the luminescence limit ...
  • Tailoring the Attraction of Polymers toward Surfaces 

    Stein, Gila E.; Laws, Travis S.; Verduzco, Rafael (2019)
    In polymer blends and block copolymers, one constituent (or segment type) is often enriched at the surface. This enrichment has important consequences for a variety of surface functions, including wettability, adhesive ...
  • Self assembled, sulfonated pentablock copolymer cation exchange coatings for membrane capacitive deionization 

    Jain, Amit; Weathers, Cierra; Kim, Jun; Meyer, Matthew D.; Walker, W. Shane; Li, Qilin; Verduzco, Rafael (2019)
    Membrane capacitive deionization (MCDI) is a simple and low-cost method for brackish water desalination involving reversible electrosorption using high surface area, porous electrodes paired with ion-exchange membranes. ...
  • Direct shape programming of liquid crystal elastomers 

    Barnes, Morgan; Verduzco, Rafael (2019)
    Liquid crystal elastomers (LCEs) are shape morphing materials promising for many applications including soft robotics, actuators, and biomedical devices, but current LCE synthesis techniques lack a simple method to program ...

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