Suzhou, China

The original Soochow University was established in 1900 in Suzhou, Jiangsu in Qing dynasty China. The original Soochow University and the university currently in Taiwan are named Dōngwú Dàxué , after the general region in which Suzhou is located. The university in the People's Republic of China is named Sūzhōu Dàxué after the city of Suzhou. Wikipedia.


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Soochow University of China | Date: 2015-05-06

The invention discloses an unpowered water purification system for a riverfront landscape constructed wetland, comprising a riparian wetland constructed along a lake-land ecotone of a river, lake-pond. The riparian wetland comprises a plurality of alternatively arranged wetland islands and watercourses formed between them. The bottom surface of the riparian wetland is lower than the normal water level of the river, lake-pond, and the upper surface of the wetlands is flush with the normal water level of the river, lake-pond. Plants are planted on the wetlands. A revetment is constructed between the riparian wetland and the river, lake-pond, and its upper surface is between the bottom surface of the riparian wetland and the upper surface of the wetlands. The invention achieves good purification and landscape effects. The purification system has some advantages such as good landscape effects, simple management without energy and power consumption, and thus is durable and stable.


This invention provided a preparation method of the composite which was immobilized Paracoccus denitrificans on modified graphene oxide and its application. The composite was obtained by following the steps below: 1) Synthesis of graphene oxide; 2) Synthesis of modified graphene oxide; 3) Acclimatization and immobilization of Paracoccus denitrificans. In this invention, the raw materials were low-cost and easily obtained used in the preparation process; easy operation, convenient, and no expensive instruments during the whole process; this invention of the composite could remove DMF from wastewater completely, and with the advantages of high efficiency, good recycle performance, economical, environmentally friendly, better feasibility.


A preparation method of Bacillus subtilis biological composite material loaded with Fe_(3)O_(4 )magnetic nanoparticles with core-shell structure includes the following steps: 1) preparation of Fe_(3)O_(4 )nanoparticles, 2) preparation of Fe_(3)O_(4)@mSiO_(2 )nanoparticles, 3) preparation of Fe_(3)O_(4)@mSiO_(2)@MANHE nanoparticles; and 4) preparation of Bacillus subtilis@Fe_(3)O_(4)@mSiO_(2)@MANHE composite.


The invention discloses a composite material used for catalyzing and degrading nitrogen oxide and its preparation method and application thereof. The invention of the hollow g-C_(3)N_(4 )nanospheres/reduced graphene oxide composite-polymer carbonized nanofiber material is prepared as follow: 1) the preparation of silica nanospheres; 2) the preparation of hollow g-C_(3)N_(4 )nanospheres; 3) the preparation of graphene oxide; 4) the preparation of surface modified hollow g-C_(3)N_(4 )nanoparticles preparation; 5) the preparation of composites; 6) the preparation of composite-polymer carbon nanofiber material. The raw materials used in the process is low cost and easy to get; the operation of the invention is simple and convenient without the use of expensive equipment in the whole process; the composite has high adsorption efficiency of ppb level nitrogen oxide with good repeatability.


The present invention discloses a method for preparing a multilayer metal oxide nano-porous thin film gas sensitive material, in which the microsphere aqueous solution is self-assembled on a substrate covered with an insulating layer, to form a compact single-layer array template; the surface of these microspheres are etched by using a plasma etching method to reduce the pitches between the microspheres; the metal oxide thin film is deposited by a physical deposition method; the template is removed by ultrasonic treatment with a solvent to prepare a porous array metal oxide thin film; and annealing is performed in air atmosphere to obtain the metal oxide porous thin film gas sensitive material. The present invention can be used for preparing a regular porous array thin film gas sensitive material; the pore size of the prepared porous thin film material is uniform and controllable; and the combination of these materials is controllable.


Patent
Soochow University of China | Date: 2015-07-20

A mechanical property tester of biological soft tissue includes a frame body having a workbench, a test head holder disposed on the frame body, a test object fixture base which is disposed on the workbench and located below the test head holder, an acquisition device, and a computer.


Li Y.,Soochow University of China | Dai H.,Stanford University
Chemical Society Reviews | Year: 2014

Zinc-air is a century-old battery technology but has attracted revived interest recently. With larger storage capacity at a fraction of the cost compared to lithium-ion, zinc-air batteries clearly represent one of the most viable future options to powering electric vehicles. However, some technical problems associated with them have yet to be resolved. In this review, we present the fundamentals, challenges and latest exciting advances related to zinc-air research. Detailed discussion will be organized around the individual components of the system-from zinc electrodes, electrolytes, and separators to air electrodes and oxygen electrocatalysts in sequential order for both primary and electrically/mechanically rechargeable types. The detrimental effect of CO2 on battery performance is also emphasized, and possible solutions summarized. Finally, other metal-air batteries are briefly overviewed and compared in favor of zinc-air. This journal is © the Partner Organisations 2014.


Dong J.Y.,Soochow University of China
Atherosclerosis | Year: 2013

Previous studies suggest obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may increase cardiovascular risk, but the results are inconclusive due to various limitations. We aimed to systematically evaluate the effect of OSA on the incidence of cardiovascular events by a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies. We searched multiple electronic databases for studies that examined the prospective relationship between OSA and incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke, or total cardiovascular diseases (CVD) among adults. Either fixed- or random-effects models were used to calculate the pooled risk estimates. Sensitivity analysis was conducted to examine the robustness of pooled outcomes. Of 17 studies included, 9 reported results on total CVD, 7 reported on fatal or non-fatal CHD, and 10 reported on fatal or non-fatal stroke. The pooled relative risks (95% confidence interval) for individuals with moderate-severe OSA compared with the reference group were 2.48 (1.98-3.10) for total CVD, 1.37 (0.95-1.98) for CHD, and 2.02 (1.40-2.90) for stroke. These results did not materially change in the sensitivity analyses according to various inclusion criteria. In conclusion, findings from this meta-analysis supported that moderate-severe OSA significantly increased cardiovascular risk, in particular stroke risk. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.


Semaphorin 4D (Sema4D) is a transmembrane protein that supports contact-dependent amplification of platelet activation by collagen before being gradually cleaved by the metalloprotease ADAM17, as we have previously shown. Cleavage releases a soluble 120-kDa exodomain fragment for which receptors exist on platelets and endothelial cells. Here we have examined the mechanism that regulates Sema4D exodomain cleavage. The results show that the membrane-proximal cytoplasmic domain of Sema4D contains a binding site for calmodulin within the polybasic region Arg762-Lys779. Coprecipitation studies show that Sema4D and calmodulin are associated in resting platelets, forming a complex that dissociates upon platelet activation by the agonists that trigger Sema4D cleavage. Inhibiting calmodulin with W7 or introducing a membrane-permeable peptide corresponding to the calmodulin-binding site is sufficient to trigger the dissociation of Sema4D from calmodulin and initiate cleavage. Conversely, deletion of the calmodulin-binding site causes constitutive shedding of Sema4D. These results show that (1) Sema4D is a calmodulin-binding protein with a site of interaction in its membrane-proximal cytoplasmic domain, (2) platelet agonists cause dissociation of the calmodulin-Sema4D complex, and (3) dissociation of the complex is sufficient to trigger ADAM17-dependent cleavage of Sema4D, releasing a bioactive fragment.


Mao S.,Soochow University of China
Biosensors & bioelectronics | Year: 2013

Ag@C core-shell nano-composites have been prepared by a simple one-step hydrothermal method and are further explored for protein immobilization and bio-sensing. The electrochemical behavior of immobilized horseradish peroxidase (HRP) on Ag@C modified indium-tin-oxide (ITO) electrode and its application as H2O2 sensor are investigated. Electrochemical and UV-vis spectroscopic measurements demonstrated that Ag@C nano-composites provide excellent matrixes for the adsorption of HRP and the entrapped HRP retains its bioactivities. It is found that on the HRP-Ag@C/ITO electrode, HRP exhibited a fast electron transfer process and good electrocatalytic reduction toward H2O2. Under optimum experimental conditions the biosensor linearly responds to H2O2 concentration in the range of 5.0×10-7-1.4×10-4 M with a detection limit of 2.0×10-7 M (S/N=3). The apparent Michaelis-Menten constant (K(app)(M)) of the biosensor is calculated to be 3.75×10-5 M, suggesting high enzymatic activity and affinity toward H2O2. In addition, the HRP-Ag@C/ITO bio-electrode shows good reproducibility and long-term stability. Thus, the core-shell structured Ag@C is an attractive material for application in the fabrication of biosensors due to its direct electrochemistry and functionalized surface for efficient immobilization of bio-molecules. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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