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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228140/orientations-for-the-successful-categorization-of-facial-expressions-and-their-link-with-facial-features
#1
Justin Duncan, Frédéric Gosselin, Charlène Cobarro, Gabrielle Dugas, Caroline Blais, Daniel Fiset
Horizontal information was recently suggested to be crucial for face identification. In the present paper, we expand on this finding and investigate the role of orientations for all the basic facial expressions and neutrality. To this end, we developed orientation bubbles to quantify utilization of the orientation spectrum by the visual system in a facial expression categorization task. We first validated the procedure in Experiment 1 with a simple plaid-detection task. In Experiment 2, we used orientation bubbles to reveal the diagnostic-i...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228122/tennessee-s-in-state-vulnerability-assessment-for-a-rapid-dissemination-of-hiv-or-hcv-infection-event-utilizing-data-about-the-opioid-epidemic
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Michael Rickles, Peter F Rebeiro, Lindsey Sizemore, Paul Juarez, Mitchell Mutter, Carolyn Wester, Melissa McPheeters
Background: Knowing which factors contribute to county-level vulnerability to an HIV/Hepatitis C (HCV) outbreak, and which counties are most vulnerable, guide public health and clinical interventions. We therefore examined the impact of locally available indicators related to the opioid epidemic on prior national models of HCV/HIV outbreak vulnerability. Methods: Tennessee's 95 counties were the study sample. Predictors from 2012 and 2013 were used, mirroring prior methodology from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...
December 7, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228100/test-retest-reliability-and-minimal-detectable-change-of-the-d2-test-of-attention-in-patients-with-schizophrenia
#3
Posen Lee, Wen-Shian Lu, Chin-Hsuan Liu, Hung-Yu Lin, Ching-Lin Hsieh
Objective: The d2 Test of Attention (D2) is a commonly used measure of selective attention for patients with schizophrenia. However, its test-retest reliability and minimal detectable change (MDC) are unknown in patients with schizophrenia, limiting its utility in both clinical and research settings. The aim of the present study was to examine the test-retest reliability and MDC of the D2 in patients with schizophrenia. Method: A rater administered the D2 on 108 patients with schizophrenia twice at a 1-month interval...
December 8, 2017: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227994/low-cost-low-tech-snp-genotyping-tools-for-resource-limited-areas-plague-in-madagascar-as-a-model
#4
Cedar L Mitchell, Voahangy Andrianaivoarimanana, Rebecca E Colman, Joseph Busch, Heidie Hornstra-O'Neill, Paul S Keim, David M Wagner, Minoarisoa Rajerison, Dawn N Birdsell
BACKGROUND: Genetic analysis of pathogenic organisms is a useful tool for linking human cases together and/or to potential environmental sources. The resulting data can also provide information on evolutionary patterns within a targeted species and phenotypic traits. However, the instruments often used to generate genotyping data, such as single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), can be expensive and sometimes require advanced technologies to implement. This places many genotyping tools out of reach for laboratories that do not specialize in genetic studies and/or lack the requisite financial and technological resources...
December 11, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227859/waste-biorefineries-integrating-anaerobic-digestion-and-microalgae-cultivation-for-bioenergy-production
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Yi-di Chen, Shih-Hsin Ho, Dillirani Nagarajan, Nan-Qi Ren, Jo-Shu Chang
Commercialization of microalgal cultivation has been well realized in recent decades with the use of effective strains that can yield the target products, but it is still challenged by the high costs arising from mass production, harvesting, and further processing. Recently, more interest has been directed towards the utilization of waste resources, such as sludge digestate, to enhance the economic feasibility and sustainability of microalgae production. Anaerobic digestion for waste disposal and phototrophic microalgal cultivation are well-characterized technologies in both fields...
December 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227621/facet-dependent-electrical-photocatalytic-and-optical-properties-of-semiconductor-crystals-and-their-implications-for-applications
#6
Michael H Huang, Gollapally Naresh, Hsiang-Sheng Chen
Recent studies on the electrical conductivity and photocatalytic activity properties of semiconductor nanocrystals such as Cu2O, Ag2O, TiO2, PbS, and Ag3PO4 exposing well-defined surfaces have revealed strong facet effects. For example, the electrical conductivity of Cu2O crystals can vary from highly conductive to non-conductive, and they can be highly photocatalytically active or inactive depending on the exposed faces. The crystal surfaces can even tune their light absorption wavelengths. Our understanding is that the emergence of these unusual phenomena can be explained in terms of the presence of an ultrathin surface layer having different band structures and degrees of band bending for different surfaces, which affects charge transport and photons into and out of the crystals...
December 11, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227617/electrochemical-interphases-for-high-energy-storage-using-reactive-metal-anodes
#7
Shuya Wei, Snehashis Choudhury, Zhengyuan Tu, Kaihang Zhang, Lynden A Archer
Stable electrochemical interphases play a critical role in regulating transport of mass and charge in all electrochemical energy storage (EES) systems. In state-of-the-art rechargeable lithium ion batteries, they are rarely formed by design but instead spontaneously emerge from electrochemical degradation of electrolyte and electrode components. High-energy secondary batteries that utilize reactive metal anodes (e.g., Li, Na, Si, Sn, Al) to store large amounts of charge by alloying and/or electrodeposition reactions introduce fundamental challenges that require rational design in order to stabilize the interphases...
December 11, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227551/high-purity-isolation-and-sensitive-quantification-of-extracellular-vesicles-using-affinity-to-tim4
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Takeshi Yoshida, Takamasa Ishidome, Rikinari Hanayama
Almost all types of cells secrete extracellular vesicles (EVs), including exosomes and microvesicles. EVs carry various proteins, lipids, mRNAs, and microRNAs, and may participate in many aspects of physiological and pathophysiological processes. Various studies are currently being conducted to develop therapeutic and diagnostic methods targeting or utilizing EVs. Therefore, developing ideal methods for isolating and quantifying EVs is an active area of research. EVs express phosphatidylserine on their outer lipid bilayer...
December 11, 2017: Current Protocols in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227296/lesch-nyhan-syndrome-and-its-variants-examining-the-behavioral-and-neurocognitive-phenotype
#9
James C Harris
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome (LNS) is a metabolic disorder involving mutations in the HGPRT1 gene that result in hyperuricemia, intellectual disability, a dystonic movement disorder, and compulsive self-injury with self-mutilation. The aim of this review is to summarize recent research that documents the extended behavioral, neurologic, and neurocognitive phenotype in classic LNS, to describe milder variants of HGprt deficiency that do not self-injure and have less severe neurological and cognitive deficits, and to provide an update on treatment for associated psychiatric and behavioral disorders...
December 7, 2017: Current Opinion in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227203/therapeutic-charm-of-quercetin-and-its-derivatives-a-review-of-research-and-patents
#10
Ajay Sharma, Dharambir Kashyap, Katrin Sak, Hardeep Singh Tuli, Anil K Sharma
Bioactive polyphenolic compounds derived from plants are being utilized for prevention of various chronic diseases including cancer and cardiovascular disorders. Quercetin, a potential poly-phenolic flavonol, found in onions, apples and berries, has been implicated against cancer proliferation, chronic inflammation and various other oxidative manifestations. Evidences suggested that quercetin negatively regulates the numerous crucial signaling pathways associated with life-threatening diseases. Major signaling pathways including NF-κB, MAPK, PI3K-AKT and mTOR are found to be regulated by quercetin...
December 11, 2017: Pharmaceutical Patent Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227157/systematic-review-of-the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-the-non-english-versions-of-addenbrooke-s-cognitive-examination%C3%A2-%C3%A2-revised-and-iii
#11
Noor Habib, Joshua Stott
OBJECTIVE: This systematic review aims to review the evidence for the diagnostic accuracy of the non-English updated versions of Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination (ACE) - the ACE-Revised (ACE-R) and the ACE-III - in the diagnosis of dementia. METHODS: A systematic search resulted in 16 eligible studies evaluating the diagnostic accuracy of ACE-R and ACE-III in ten different languages. Most studies were assessed as of medium to low quality using Standards for Reporting of Diagnostic Accuracy (STARD) guidance...
December 11, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227011/synthesis-of-novel-benzimidazole-acrylonitriles-for-inhibition-of-plasmodium-falciparum-growth-by-dual-target-inhibition
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Kalicharan Sharma, Apeksha Shrivastava, Ram N Mehra, Girdhar S Deora, Mohammad M Alam, Mohammad S Zaman, Mymoona Akhter
Antimalarial drug resistance has emerged as a threat for treating malaria, generating a need to design and develop newer, more efficient antimalarial agents. This research aimed to identify novel leads as antimalarials. Dual receptor mechanism could be a good strategy to combat developing drug resistance. A series of benzimidazole acrylonitriles containing 18 compounds were designed, synthesized and evaluated for cytotoxicity, heme binding, ferriprotoporphyrin IX biomineralisation inhibition, and falcipain-2 enzyme assay...
December 11, 2017: Archiv der Pharmazie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226793/cultural-translation-of-refugee-trauma-cultural-idioms-of-distress-among-somali-refugees-in-displacement
#13
Hyojin Im, Aidan Ferguson, Margaret Hunter
Westernized approaches to mental health care often place limited emphasis on refugees' own experiences and cultural explanations of symptoms and distress. In order to effectively assess community mental health needs and develop interventions grounded in local needs, mental health programs need to be informed by an understanding of cultural features of mental health, including cultural idioms of distress (CIDs). The current study aims to explore CIDs among Somali refugees displaced in Kenya to understand mental health needs in cultural context and serve the community in a culturally responsive and sensitive manner...
October 2017: Transcultural Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226695/racial-disparities-in-health-and-health-behaviors-among-gay-lesbian-bisexual-and-heterosexual-men-and-women-in-the-brfss-sop
#14
Zelma Tuthill, Justin T Denney, Bridget Gorman
OBJECTIVES: Research on sexual minority health lack examinations of how sexual orientation intersects with other identities, including racial/ethnic identity, to shape health outcomes among U.S. adults. This study examines how health status and health behavior varies for gay, lesbian, and bisexual men and women who identify as non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaskan Native. By examining health and health behaviors within and across sexual minority subgroups, our study reports on race/ethnic, gender, and sexual orientation specific health risks...
December 11, 2017: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226447/the-politics-of-medicaid-most-americans-are-connected-to-the-program-support-its-expansion-and-do-not-view-it-as-stigmatizing
#15
Colleen M Grogan, Sunggeun Ethan Park
Policy Points: More than half of Americans are connected to the Medicaid program-either through their own coverage or that of a family member or close friend-and are significantly more likely to view Medicaid as important and to support increases in spending, even among conservatives. This finding helps explain why Affordable Care Act repeal efforts faced (and will continue to face) strong public backlash. Policymakers should be aware that although renaming programs within Medicaid may have increased enrollment take-up, this destigmatization effort might have also increased program confusion and reduced support for Medicaid even among enrollees who say the program is important to them...
December 2017: Milbank Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226346/a-multicomponent-approach-to-thinning-reinforcer-delivery-during-noncontingent-reinforcement-schedules
#16
Sarah K Slocum, Emma Grauerholz-Fisher, Kerri P Peters, Timothy R Vollmer
We evaluated a noncontingent reinforcement procedure that involved initially providing three subjects with signaled, continuous access to the functional reinforcer for aggression and slowly increasing the amount of time subjects were exposed to the signaled unavailability of the reinforcer. Additionally, alternative potential reinforcers were available throughout the sessions. Results showed immediate and substantial reductions in aggression for all three subjects. The clinical utility of this intervention is discussed, and future research directions are recommended...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226327/medication-use-and-kidney-cancer-survival-a-population-based-study
#17
Madhur Nayan, David N Juurlink, Peter C Austin, Erin M Macdonald, Antonio Finelli, Girish S Kulkarni, Robert J Hamilton
Several studies demonstrate that use of commonly-prescribed medications is associated with improved survival in various malignancies. Methods of classifying medication use in many of these studies, however, do not account for intermittent or cumulative use. Moreover, there are limited data in kidney cancer. Therefore, we performed a population-based cohort study utilizing healthcare databases in Ontario, Canada. We identified patients aged ≥65 with an incident diagnosis of kidney cancer between 1997-2013 and examined use of nine putative anti-neoplastic medications using prescription claims...
December 11, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225450/therapist-use-of-specific-and-nonspecific-strategies-across-two-affect-focused-psychotherapies-for-depression-role-of-adherence-monitoring
#18
Marlissa C Amole, Jill M Cyranowski, Laren R Conklin, John C Markowitz, Stacy E Martin, Holly A Swartz
Psychotherapists routinely use both specific and non-specific strategies to deliver empirically supported treatments (ESTs). Psychotherapy adherence monitoring has traditionally focused on assessing therapist use of EST-specific strategies (to distinguish between ESTs), paying less attention to non-specific techniques common to multiple psychotherapies. This study used the Collaborative Study Psychotherapy Rating Scale (CSPRS) to evaluate therapist use of both specific and non-specific techniques in two affect-focused ESTs for depression...
September 2017: Journal of Psychotherapy Integration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225425/free-market-ideology-and-deregulation-in-colorado-s-oilfields-evidence-for-triple-movement-activism
#19
Stephanie A Malin, Adam Mayer, Kelly Shreeve, Shawn K Olson-Hazboun, John Adgate
Unconventional oil and gas extraction (UOGE) has spurred an unprecedented boom in on-shore production in the U.S. Despite a surge in related research, a void exists regarding inquiries into policy outcomes and perceptions. To address this, support for federal regulatory exemptions for UOGE is examined using survey data collected in 2015 from two northern Colorado communities. Current regulatory exemptions for UOGE can be understood as components of broader societal processes of neoliberalization. Free market ideology increases public support for federal regulatory exemptions for UOGE...
2017: Environmental Politics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225422/a-mangrove-creek-restoration-plan-utilizing-hydraulic-modeling
#20
Darryl E Marois, William J Mitsch
Despite the valuable ecosystem services provided by mangrove ecosystems they remain threatened around the globe. Urban development has been a primary cause for mangrove destruction and deterioration in south Florida USA for the last several decades. As a result, the restoration of mangrove forests has become an important topic of research. Using field sampling and remote-sensing we assessed the past and present hydrologic conditions of a mangrove creek and its connected mangrove forest and brackish marsh systems located on the coast of Naples Bay in southwest Florida...
November 1, 2017: Ecological Engineering
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