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Andreas Venhorst, Dominic P Micklewright, Timothy D Noakes
INTRODUCTION: A three-dimensional framework of centrally regulated and goal-directed exercise behaviour emphasised the integration of distinct sensory-discriminatory, affective-motivational and cognitive-evaluative dimensions that underpin perceived fatigability. This study aimed to capture the complex interdependencies and temporal dynamics in these processes, their interrelations with observed pacing behaviour, performance and biochemical variables as well as their performance level- and competition outcome-dependent variances...
March 12, 2018: Sports Medicine
Bram L T Ramaekers, Robert F Wolff, Xavier Pouwels, Marije Oosterhoff, Anoukh Van Giessen, Gill Worthy, Caro Noake, Nigel Armstrong, Jos Kleijnen, Manuela A Joore
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence invited Eli Lilly and Company Ltd, the company manufacturing ixekizumab (tradename Taltz® ), to submit evidence for the clinical and cost effectiveness of ixekizumab. Ixekizumab was compared with tumour necrosis factor-α inhibitors (etanercept, infliximab, adalimumab), ustekinumab, secukinumab, best supportive care and, if non-biological treatment or phototherapy is suitable, also compared with systemic non-biological therapies and phototherapy with ultraviolet B radiation for adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis...
February 26, 2018: PharmacoEconomics
Robert H G Schwinger
Elderly people show increased probability to develop atherosclerotic diseases; in consequence heart failure - most often following coronary heart disease - as well as atrial fibrillation is more common. Following guidelines may lead to polypharmacy, i. e. use of more than 5 drugs daily. Thus, drug interactions as well as side effects become more likely; especially in elderly patients reduced kidney function has to be taken into account. Only drugs which have shown to prolong life or to reduce symptoms in controlled clinical trials should be used...
February 2018: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Gilly A Hendrie, Rebecca K Golley, Manny Noakes
Population surveys have rarely identified dietary patterns associated with excess energy intake in relation to risk of obesity. This study uses self-reported food intake data from the validated Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Healthy Diet Score survey to examine whether apparent compliance with dietary guidelines varies by weight status. The sample of 185,951 Australian adults were majority female (71.8%), with 30.2%, 35.3% and 31.0% aged between 18-30, 31-50 and 51-70 years respectively...
February 11, 2018: Nutrients
Nathan F Putman, Michelle M Scanlan, Amanda M Pollock, Joseph P O'Neil, Ryan B Couture, Joseph S Stoner, Thomas P Quinn, Kenneth J Lohmann, David L G Noakes
Organisms use a variety of environmental cues to orient their movements in three-dimensional space. Here, we show that the upward movement of young Chinook salmon ( Oncorhynchus tshawytscha ) emerging from gravel nests is influenced by the geomagnetic field. Fish in the ambient geomagnetic field travelled farther upwards through substrate than did fish tested in a field with the vertical component inverted. This suggests that the magnetic field is one of several factors that influences emergence from the gravel, possibly by serving as an orientation cue that helps fish determine which way is up...
February 2018: Biology Letters
Timothy David Noakes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
P F Kravtsov, S E Katorkin, M A Melnicov
The urgency of the problem. The incidence of various thromboembolic complications in patients with oncopathology reaches 5-12%. When treating VTE in patients with oncology it is necessary to choose between two generally recognized alternatives. The recommended two-component scheme of the initiating phase of anticoagulant therapy with subsequent long-term admission of VKA is fraught with the development of clinically significant bleeding during the initial selection of the dose of warfarin and an increased risk of recurrence of VTE...
2018: Khirurgiia
David Noakes, David Pittaway, Graham 'Nick' Nicholson, Jerry Cook
A widely respected veterinary surgeon and an innovator within the profession, Michael Pittaway was also a man of great charm and huge energy, who applied his skills across a wide range of interests.
January 27, 2018: Veterinary Record
Martin H J Wiesen, Guido Michels
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Karen M Cogliati, Julia R Unrein, Heather A Stewart, Carl B Schreck, David L G Noakes
Variation in early life history traits often leads to differentially expressed morphological and behavioral phenotypes. We investigated whether variation in egg size and emergence timing influence subsequent morphology associated with migration timing in juvenile spring Chinook Salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha. Based on evidence for a positive relationship between growth rate and migration timing, we predicted that fish from small eggs and fish that emerged earlier would have similar morphology to fall migrants, while fish from large eggs and individuals that emerged later would be more similar to older spring yearling migrants...
January 2018: Ecology and Evolution
Kirat K Chand, Kah Meng Lee, John D Lee, Hao Qiu, Emily F Willis, Nickolas A Lavidis, Massimo A Hilliard, Peter G Noakes
Transactive response DNA-binding protein-43 (TDP-43) is involved in gene regulation via the control of RNA transcription, splicing, and transport. TDP-43 is a major protein component of ubiquinated inclusions that are found in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS); however, the function of TDP-43 at the neuromuscular junction (NMJ) and its role in ALS pathogenesis is largely unknown. Here, we show that TDP-43Q331K mutation in mice resulted in impaired neurotransmission by age 3 mo, preceding deficits in motor function and motor neuron loss, which were observed from age 10 mo...
January 2, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Timothy David Noakes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Clinical Chemistry
Sarah K Kerwin, Joshua Shing Shun Li, Peter G Noakes, Grace Ji-Eun Shin, S Sean Millard
How the brain makes trillions of synaptic connections using a genome of only 20,000 genes is a major question in modern neuroscience. Alternative splicing is one mechanism that can increase the number of proteins produced by each gene, but its role in regulating synapse formation is poorly understood. In Drosophila , photoreceptors form a synapse with multiple postsynaptic elements including lamina neurons L1 and L2. L1 and L2 express distinct isoforms of the homophilic repulsive protein Dscam2, and since these isoforms cannot bind to each other, cell-specific expression has been proposed to be necessary for preventing repulsive interactions that could disrupt the synapse...
February 2018: Genetics
Jeannie Tay, Campbell H Thompson, Natalie D Luscombe-Marsh, Thomas P Wycherley, Manny Noakes, Jonathan D Buckley, Gary A Wittert, William S Yancy, Grant D Brinkworth
AIM: To examine whether a low-carbohydrate, high-unsaturated/low-saturated fat diet (LC) improves glycaemic control and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in overweight and obese patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). METHODS: A total of 115 adults with T2D (mean [SD]; BMI, 34.6 [4.3] kg/m2 ; age, 58 [7] years; HbA1c, 7.3 [1.1]%) were randomized to 1 of 2 planned energy-matched, hypocaloric diets combined with aerobic/resistance exercise (1 hour, 3 days/week) for 2 years: LC: 14% energy as carbohydrate, 28% as protein, 58% as fat (<10% saturated fat); or low-fat, high-carbohydrate, low-glycaemic index diet (HC): 53% as CHO, 17% as protein, 30% as fat (<10% saturated fat)...
November 27, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
Matthew J Fogarty, Erica W H Mu, Nickolas A Lavidis, Peter G Noakes, Mark C Bellingham
Objective: Motor neurons (MNs) die in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a clinically heterogeneous neurodegenerative disease of unknown etiology. In human or rodent studies, MN loss is preceded by increased excitability. As increased neuronal excitability correlates with structural changes in dendritic arbors and spines, we have examined longitudinal changes in dendritic structure in vulnerable neuron populations in a mouse model of familial ALS. Methods: We used a modified Golgi-Cox staining method to determine the progressive changes in dendritic structure of hippocampal CA1 pyramidal neurons, striatal medium spiny neurons, and resistant (trochlear, IV) or susceptible (hypoglossal, XII; lumbar) MNs from brainstem and spinal cord of mice over-expressing the human SOD1G93A (SOD1) mutation, in comparison to wild-type (WT) mice, at four postnatal (P) ages of 8-15, 28-35, 65-75, and 120 days...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
Bradley G Ridoutt, Gilly A Hendrie, Manny Noakes
The food system is a major source of environmental impact, and dietary change has been recommended as an important and necessary strategy to reduce this impact. However, assessing the environmental performance of diets is complex due to the many types of foods eaten and the diversity of agricultural production systems and local environmental settings. To assess the state of science and identify knowledge gaps, an integrative review of the broad topic of environment and diet was undertaken, with particular focus on the completeness of coverage of environmental concerns and the metrics used...
November 2017: Advances in Nutrition
Carolina Montoya-Pachongo, Isabel Douterelo, Catherine Noakes, Miller Alonso Camargo-Valero, Andrew Sleigh, Juan-Carlos Escobar-Rivera, Patricia Torres-Lozada
Operation and maintenance (O&M) of drinking water distribution networks (DWDNs) in tropical countries simultaneously face the control of acute and chronic risks due to the presence of microorganisms and disinfection by-products, respectively. In this study, results from a detailed field characterization of microbiological, chemical and infrastructural parameters of a tropical-climate DWDN are presented. Water physicochemical parameters and the characteristics of the network were assessed to evaluate the relationship between abiotic and microbiological factors and their association with the presence of total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)...
November 7, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
Jonathan M Craig, Andrew H Laszlo, Henry Brinkerhoff, Ian M Derrington, Matthew T Noakes, Ian C Nova, Benjamin I Tickman, Kenji Doering, Noah F de Leeuw, Jens H Gundlach
Enzymes that operate on DNA or RNA perform the core functions of replication and expression in all of biology. To gain high-resolution access to the detailed mechanistic behavior of these enzymes, we developed single-molecule picometer-resolution nanopore tweezers (SPRNT), a single-molecule technique in which the motion of polynucleotides through an enzyme is measured by a nanopore. SPRNT reveals two mechanical substates of the ATP hydrolysis cycle of the superfamily 2 helicase Hel308 during translocation on single-stranded DNA (ssDNA)...
November 7, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Andreas Venhorst, Dominic Micklewright, Timothy D Noakes
INTRODUCTION: A preceding article investigated the psychophysiological responses to falling behind a performance matched opponent. The following temporally linked cause-effect relationships were hypothesised: falling behind precedes deterioration in valence, deterioration in valence precedes development of an action crisis, experience of an action crisis precedes psychoneuroendocrinological distress response and non-adaptive distress response reduces conduciveness to high performance, thereby preceding performance decrement...
October 19, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
Adam Kubas, Johannes Noak, Annette Trunschke, Robert Schlögl, Frank Neese, Dimitrios Maganas
Absorption and multiwavelength resonance Raman spectroscopy are widely used to investigate the electronic structure of transition metal centers in coordination compounds and extended solid systems. In combination with computational methodologies that have predictive accuracy, they define powerful protocols to study the spectroscopic response of catalytic materials. In this work, we study the absorption and resonance Raman spectra of the M1 MoVO x catalyst. The spectra were calculated by time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT) in conjunction with the independent mode displaced harmonic oscillator model (IMDHO), which allows for detailed bandshape predictions...
September 1, 2017: Chemical Science
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