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EndocrinologistsImm...Gas...
For Endocrinologists:

How do islet-specific T cells evade tolerance to become effector T cells?

Emma E Hamilton-Williams
Normally, multiple pathways in the immune system act to prevent the development of islet-specific effector T-cells. This means that failure of only one tolerance 'checkpoint' should not lead to autoimmunity. So in diseases like type 1 diabetes, multiple processes that would normally halt the activation of these pathogenic cells have failed. Many of these failures are a result of the individual carrying a combination of genetic variants that collectively increase risk enough for tolerance to fail. But on top of this, there is also some bad luck at play, with some environmental exposures also promoting immune activation. In this paper, we show that these environmental exposures may come from the gut bacteria, that produce different metabolites that can either dampen down or increase T cell activation.
Banking professionalsReg...Fin...
For Banking professionals:

How can the obstacles in the implementation of banking governance be effectively addressed to ensure the achievement of important objectives?

Kawa Wali
Effective implementation of banking governance requires clear communication channels, training programs, and regular reviews to address challenges like regulatory complexity and risk management. Investment in technology infrastructure, cybersecurity measures, and performance metrics are crucial for a risk-aware culture. Board effectiveness is improved through diverse and skilled members, open communication, and regular evaluations. Talent management and continuous monitoring are essential for fostering adaptability and flexibility, ensuring agility in the dynamic financial landscape.
Medical professionalsChe...Pha...
For Medical professionals:

How can the 2D WS2 nanosheets be utilized in developing more effective biosensors for detecting human catecholamines?

Hui-Fen Wu
This research have potential forward directives as mentioned in the paper itself this is a good opening to develop specific sensors by further development or try different dopants and doping modes to separate different emissions for different catecholamines.
Young driversMus...Aut...
For Young drivers:

How does music affect driving style and safety-related performance?

Costas I. Karageorghis
In general, drivers think that music is beneficial to their driving experience, contributes or complements their driving style and has a bearing on safety-related behaviours. Music can be energising, promote better concentration and even render the driving experience more enjoyable. This is particularly salient during long, monotonous journeys. However, music can also serve as a distraction, lead to risk-taking behaviour (e.g., tailgating and running red lights) and, more generally, compromise road safety. For example, loud, aggressive music, as typified by some forms of gangsta rap or heavy metal makes driving more difficult in demanding situations, such as on unknown, busy roads where there are numerous interactions with other road users (e.g., pedestrians, cyclists and other drivers). Younger, less experienced drivers are less competent than their more experienced counterparts in selecting the music that might best match the demands of the driving environment. One of the key recommendations of our work is that younger drivers should avoid listening to loud, aggressive music in busy urban environments. The use of instrumental music results in safer driving behaviours than lyrical music, which requires syntactic processing and can thus augment the degree of distraction. Presently, young male drivers, in particular, self-select loud, aggressive music against a background of this demographic being severely overrepresented in national accident statistics. For example, according to the Department for Transport (2022), young, male car drivers in the age range 17–24 years are four times as likely to be killed or seriously injured compared with all car drivers aged 25 years or over.
FishermenPol...Mar...
For Fishermen:

How might the projected increase in sea surface and bottom temperatures affect the distribution and behavior of fish species in the Scotian Shelf and Gulf of Maine?

Zeliang Wang
Changes in bottom temperature can have a multifaceted impact on marine species. Temperature, among other environmental factors, directly affects the physiology of organisms. The interaction between a species and its thermal environment significantly influences its response to climate change, including shifts in geographic ranges. For instance, rising temperatures can alter habitat suitability, increase mortality rates, and render habitats inhospitable for some species. Generally, species with a limited temperature tolerance (i.e. narrow thermal niches) are more prone to habitat shifts, which may occur sooner. This can result in a northward migration, with southern species moving towards warmer waters and northern species shifting towards the poles where temperatures remain within their physiological limits. Additionally, some species may relocate to deeper waters, where temperatures are cooler and experiencing less drastic changes overall. Warming temperatures also affect the timing of crucial life history processes. Many species synchronize spawning events with specific temperature conditions, so seasonal temperature shifts can influence recruitment processes accordingly. Predation rates are also correlated with temperatures; warmer temperatures typically increase metabolic activity, leading to higher consumption rates. In Alaska, a recent precipitous decline in king and snow crab populations was attributed to a reduction in suitable habitat and increased metabolic demands caused by warming temperatures, potentially resulting in a mass starvation event.
Industrial EngineersMet...Pro...
For Industrial Engineers:

How can the results of the multiobjective optimization using a genetic algorithm (NSGA-II) be applied to improve the efficiency of gas-stirred ladles in industrial settings?

Luis Enrique Jardón-Pérez
In general terms, the use of a formal optimization algorithm for process analysis allows us to obtain better operation conditions to achieve the operation goals. In the specific case of the ladle furnace, the complexity of the process requires that several operation variables such as; the gas flow rate; the number and position (radial and angular) of the porous plugs; the quantity of flux added; the use of equal or differentiated flow rate; or the relation aspect of the ladle; among others; works together (considering even the interactions between them) to achieve the best operation conditions. Due to this, the use of a powerful algorithm (such as NSGA-II) is key to performing optimization in metallurgical and non-metallurgical complex reactors.
DermatologistsPha...Bot...
For Dermatologists:

What are the specific antimicrobial properties of the beta-sitosterol-rich emulgels formulated from pear and apple leaves extracts?

Walaa E. Hammam
Good evening, Hussain Ayed I apologize for delay of my response. In concern for the antimicrobial activity, The antibacterial activity of β-sitosterol by in vitro assay showed weak antibacterial activity, yet exhibited the potential to inhibit the biosynthesis of peptidoglycan and prevent bacteria cell wall formation by inhibiting MurA and SrtA activity via docking simulation. This mechanism was illustrated in this article (Bio-Mechanism Inhibitory Prediction of β-Sitosterol from Kemangi (Ocimum basilicum L.) as an Inhibitor of MurA Enzyme of Oral Bacteria: In vitro and in silico Study). and in my work F3 showed activity against aspergillus flavus and F8 against staphyllococcus aureus.
AstrobiologistsChe...Sci...
For Astrobiologists:

How does the formation of isomeric polyglycine monomers on cosmic dust contribute to our understanding of the origins of life on rocky planets in the habitable zone?

S. A. Krasnokutski
Our work showed that various peptides are formed on cosmic dust and they are delivered to planets as separate particles or on the board of comets and asteroids which are formed from dust particles. Peptides are now known to be part of living organisms and have good catalytic properties. Therefore, it is possible that these molecules played a role in the chemistry on early Earth that led to the origin of life. Therefore, the catalytic effect of these peptides needs to be taken into account.
Athletic TrainersOrt...Phy...
For Athletic Trainers:

What are the long-term efficacy comparisons between IA corticosteroid and IA PRP for knee osteoarthritis?

J Hunter MD PhD FRACP
In a 52-week small study comparing the single IA injection of 40 mg of triamcinolone hexacetonide with PRP , there was superiority of the triamcinolone hexacetonide group over PRP at 4 weeks while PRP showed the lowest radiographic progression from KL grade 2 to 3 over 52 weeks among the three groups [3% vs 21%]. Reference: Nunes-Tamashiro JC, Natour J, Ramuth FM, Toffolo SR, Mendes JG, Rosenfeld A, et al. Intra-articular injection with platelet-rich plasma compared to triamcinolone hexacetonide or saline solution in knee osteoarthritis: A double blinded randomized controlled trial with one year follow-up. Clin Rehabil. 2022;36(7):900–15.
BiologistsImm...Med...
For Biologists:

What are the distinct mouse pre-cDC2 subsets biased to give rise to cDC2As or cDC2Bs?

Carlos M. Minutti
We identified two distinct mouse pre-cDC2 subsets biased to give rise to cDC2As or cDC2Bs. We showed that a Siglec-H+ pre-cDC2A population in the bone marrow preferentially gave rise to Siglec-H- CD8α+ pre-cDC2As in tissues, which differentiated into T-bet+ cDC2As. In contrast, a Siglec-H- fraction of pre-cDCs in the bone marrow and periphery mostly generated T-bet- cDC2Bs, a lineage marked by the expression of LysM. Our results showed that cDC2A versus cDC2B fate specification starts in the bone marrow and suggest that cDC2 subsets are ontogenetically determined lineages, rather than cell states imposed by the peripheral tissue environment.
OncologistsPha...Imm...
For Oncologists:

What was the primary endpoint and the results of the RENOBATE trial testing regorafenib–nivolumab as front-line treatment for uHCC?

Changhoon Yoo
The primary endpoint was the investigator-assessed objective response rate (ORR) per Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) version 1.1. ORR was 31.0% meeting the primary endpoint.
CardiologistsGen...Pha...
For Cardiologists:

How does the transcriptional activity of promoters and enhancers differ in healthy versus failing hearts, and how might this impact the pathogenesis of heart failure?

Igor R. Efimov
There are more than 15,000 genes expressed in the human heart. Most of them have multiple promoters and enhancers, which allows for more precise control of their expression by different transcription factors. These promoters and enhancers form a regulatory network, which allows flexible control of gene expression under different conditions, in health and disease, at different ages, and in different sexes. We have identified hundreds of genes that exhibit the activity of different promoters under different conditions: cardiac tissue chamber, sex, age, and disease states. Heart failure, in particular, alters the regulatory network of the genome, switching from one promoter to another during disease pathogenesis in hundreds of essential genes. Ischemic and non-ischemic cardiomyopathies present a very different landscape of their regulatory network. In broad strokes, ischemic disease remodels metabolism-related regulatory networks, whereas non-ischemic cardiomyopathy affects defense and inflammatory networks. On a finer scale, we see a personal history of prior infections in their regulatory network in non-ischemic patients. Control of the regulatory network could give rise to novel diagnostic and therapeutic options for heart failure.
General publicEng...Man...
For General public:

How can 3D printing be used to create micro-electrochemical energy storage devices?

Prof. Guowei Zhao
Certainly! Here are some ways in which 3D printing can be used to create micro-electrochemical energy storage devices: 1. **Customized Design**: 3D printing technology allows for the creation of customized micro-electrochemical energy storage devices tailored to specific requirements. This includes supercapacitors, micro lithium-ion batteries, micro fuel cells, and more. Design software enables precise control over the shape, size, and structure of the devices to meet the demands of various applications. 2. **Manufacture of Complex Structures**: 3D printing enables the manufacturing of micro-devices with intricate structures such as microelectrodes, microchannels, and microreactors. These complex structures can enhance the surface area of the device, improving charge transfer and ion diffusion. 3. **Integration of Multiple Components**: With 3D printing, it's possible to integrate multiple components into a single micro-electrochemical energy storage device. This includes incorporating electrodes, separators, and electrolytes into one seamless structure, simplifying the assembly process and reducing overall device size. 4. **Rapid Prototyping and Iterative Design**: 3D printing facilitates rapid prototyping, allowing for quick iterations and modifications during the design process. This accelerates the development of micro-devices and enables researchers to explore various design possibilities and optimize performance parameters. 5. **On-Demand Manufacturing**: 3D printing offers on-demand manufacturing capabilities, enabling the production of micro-electrochemical energy storage devices in small batches or even individual units. This flexibility is particularly advantageous for research purposes, niche applications, or customized solutions tailored to specific user needs. Overall, 3D printing provides a versatile and efficient approach to creating micro-electrochemical energy storage devices, offering customization, complexity, rapid prototyping, and on-demand manufacturing capabilities.
Veterans Affairs Admini...Pri...Sle...
For Veterans Affairs Administrators:

What are the potential benefits of de-implementing the initial provider encounter for diagnosis and treatment of OSA?

Robert L. Folmer
Mainly it reduces the time from the initial referral to diagnosis and initiation of treatment.
Pediatric OncologistsPed...Ped...
For Pediatric Oncologists:

What are the clinical outcomes of using larotrectinib as a first-line treatment for infantile fibrosarcoma?

Antonio Pérez-Martínez
All the patients have achieved complete remission
VeterinariansVet...Pet...
For Veterinarians:

What are the common anatomical locations of contamination in dogs with gastrointestinal and biliary origin of septic peritonitis?

Y Uetsu
In our data, small intestines, especially jejunum, was the most common location of the origin of contamination. Contamination from distal intestines, including ileum and large intesines, and biliary tract was uncommon.
FarmersWas...Ren...
For Farmers:

How can the Fenton reaction improve the speed of biochemical methane potential (BMP) in solid residues of olive oil production, and what impact does it have on the production of methane?

Fabio Girardi
The hydroxyl radicals produced during the Fenton’s reaction are capable to oxidize the phenols present in the olive pomace. The reduction of these substances below the inhibitory concentration permits to the biomethanation process to start immediately.
Parents of children wit...Ped...Neu...
For Parents of children with ADHD:

What are the specific EEG connectivity differences found in children with ADHD compared to a normative database?

Cynthia Kerson
They have a disconnect in areas in the pre-frontal and parietal lobes that are indicated in attention, social control, judgment, and some executive functions (cognition, decision-making). Specifically prefrontal Brodmann Areas 10 and 11 in the prefrontal cortex and Brodmann Area 7, which is the precuneus and is involved in self-reference.
Telecommunications Engi...Dat...Net...
For Telecommunications Engineers:

How can plasmonic micro-racetrack modulators be integrated into existing optical communication systems to improve data transmission rates and stability?

Juerg Leuthold
The plasmonic micro-racetrack modulators rely on a technology that is compatible with a large variety of platforms. In fact, the platform only requires a smooth surface and then can put down the technology on said surface. We have shown in the past that we can cointegrated the modulators e.g. with CMOS electronic devices. This way an electronic circuit can easily be extended by an optical (more precisely a plasmonic) interface that is just deposited on its surface.
Elderly care facility a...Pri...Nut...
For Elderly care facility administrators:

What are the potential benefits and risks of implementing a salt substitute strategy for residents in elderly care facilities?

Yangfeng Wu
Older people are at higher risk of hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Becuase of the proven effect of salt substitutes in lowering blood pressure among individuals with high blood pressure, salt substitutes were projected to benefit older people living in the elderlycare facilities by 1) helping to lower blood pressure and reduce prevalence and incidence of hypertension, and further 2) helping to reduce major adverse cardiovascular events. We choose to do the study among elderlycare facilities for the better managment of the study and easier implementation of the interventions.