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Leila Glass, Eileen M Moore, Natacha Akshoomoff, Kenneth Lyons Jones, Edward P Riley, Sarah N Mattson
BACKGROUND: Academic achievement was evaluated in children with heavy prenatal alcohol exposure to determine potential strengths and weaknesses, evaluate the utility of different definitions for identifying low academic performance, and explore the neural correlates that may underlie academic performance. METHODS: Children (8 to 16 years) were assessed using the WIAT-II. Patterns of performance were examined in 2 subject groups: children with heavy prenatal alcohol exposure (n = 67) and controls (n = 61)...
March 24, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
Kathleen Vancleef, Jenny C A Read, William Herbert, Nicola Goodship, Maeve Woodhouse, Ignacio Serrano-Pedraza
PURPOSE: It has been repeatedly shown that the TNO stereotest overestimates stereo threshold compared to other clinical stereotests. In the current study, we test whether this overestimation can be attributed to a distinction between 'global' (or 'cyclopean') and 'local' (feature or contour-based) stereopsis. METHODS: We compared stereo thresholds of a global (TNO) and a local clinical stereotest (Randot Circles). In addition, a global and a local psychophysical stereotest were added to the design...
March 23, 2017: Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)
Zhong Mei, Yanyan Wang, Liang Tang
Gold nanorod (GNR) based label-free sensing has been attractive due to its unique property of localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR). Compared to bulk gold, the SPR of GNRs is more sensitive to the refractive index change caused by biological binding in the close proximity. Numerous studies have reported biological detection in solution based GNR probes. However, the biosensing has the intrinsic problems of fluctuating readings and short storage time due to nanoparticle aggregation. In contrast, a chip-based nanorod biosensor is a more robust and reliable platform...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
Sabina Merlo, Paolo Poma, Eleonora Crisà, Dino Faralli, Marco Soldo
In this work, we have applied optical low-coherence reflectometry (OLCR), implemented with infra-red light propagating in fiberoptic paths, to perform static and dynamic analyses on piezo-actuated glass micro-membranes. The actuator was fabricated by means of thin-film piezoelectric MEMS technology and was employed for modifying the micro-membrane curvature, in view of its application in micro-optic devices, such as variable focus micro-lenses. We are here showing that OLCR incorporating a near-infrared superluminescent light emitting diode as the read-out source is suitable for measuring various parameters such as the micro-membrane optical path-length, the membrane displacement as a function of the applied voltage (yielding the piezo-actuator hysteresis) as well as the resonance curve of the fundamental vibration mode...
February 25, 2017: Sensors
Jinsu Kim, Binh Vu, Katerina Kourentzi, Richard C Willson, Jacinta C Conrad
To identify factors controlling the performance of reporter particles in a sensitive lateral-flow assay (LFA), we investigated the effect of the flux and shape of filamentous bacteriophage (phage) on the performance of phage LFAs. Phage of three different lengths and diameters were modified with biotin and AlexaFluor 555 as binding and read-out elements, respectively. The binding efficiencies of the functionalized phage were tested in a fibrous glass LFA membrane modified with avidin. The total binding rate, quantified using real-time particle counting and particle image velocimetry, decreased monotonically with the average bulk flux of phage through the membrane...
March 1, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
D Kim, M Yoon, W Chung, M Chung
PURPOSE: This study investigated the effect of accumulated dose on radiophotoluminescent glass dosimeter in megavoltage photon. METHODS: 45 commercially-available radio-photoluminescence glass dosimeters (RPLGD; GD-302M, Asahi Techno Glass Co., Shizuoka, JAPAN) were irradiated to 10 × 10 cm(2) open-field with 6, 10 and 15 MV photon beams at 100 cm of source to surface distance and dose maximum depths. Each energy has consists of five groups which is consists of three detectors...
June 2016: Medical Physics
Pasquale Bottalico
OBJECTIVES: The aims of the present study are (1) to analyze the effects of the acoustical environment and the voice style on time dose (Dt_p) and fundamental frequency (mean f0 and standard deviation std_f0) while taking into account the effect of short-term vocal fatigue and (2) to predict the self-reported vocal effort from the voice acoustical parameters. METHODS: Ten male and ten female subjects were recorded while reading a text in normal and loud styles, in three rooms-anechoic, semi-reverberant, and reverberant-with and without acrylic glass panels 0...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
F J Rowe, E J Conroy, E Bedson, E Cwiklinski, A Drummond, M García-Fiñana, C Howard, A Pollock, T Shipman, C Dodridge, C MacIntosh, S Johnson, C Noonan, G Barton, C Sackley
OBJECTIVE: Pilot trial to compare prism therapy and visual search training, for homonymous hemianopia, to standard care (information only). METHODS: Prospective, multicentre, parallel, single-blind, three-arm RCT across fifteen UK acute stroke units. PARTICIPANTS: Stroke survivors with homonymous hemianopia. INTERVENTIONS: Arm a (Fresnel prisms) for minimum 2 hours, 5 days per week over 6 weeks. Arm b (visual search training) for minimum 30 minutes, 5 days per week over 6 weeks...
December 27, 2016: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
Samantha R de Silva, Jennifer R Evans, Varo Kirthi, Mohammed Ziaei, Martin Leyland
BACKGROUND: Good unaided distance visual acuity (VA) is now a realistic expectation following cataract surgery and intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Near vision, however, still requires additional refractive power, usually in the form of reading glasses. Multiple optic (multifocal) IOLs are available which claim to allow good vision at a range of distances. It is unclear whether this benefit outweighs the optical compromises inherent in multifocal IOLs. OBJECTIVES: To assess the visual effects of multifocal IOLs in comparison with the current standard treatment of monofocal lens implantation...
December 12, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Federico Bolaños, Jeff M LeDue, Timothy H Murphy
BACKGROUND: Automation of animal experimentation improves consistency, reduces potential for error while decreasing animal stress and increasing well-being. Radio frequency identification (RFID) tagging can identify individual mice in group housing environments enabling animal-specific tracking of physiological parameters. NEW METHOD: We describe a simple protocol to radio frequency identification (RFID) tag and detect mice. RFID tags were injected sub-cutaneously after brief isoflurane anesthesia and do not require surgical steps such as suturing or incisions...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
Ignacio Serrano-Pedraza, Kathleen Vancleef, Jenny C A Read
New forms of stereoscopic 3-D technology offer vision scientists new opportunities for research, but also come with distinct problems. Here we consider autostereo displays where the two eyes' images are spatially interleaved in alternating columns of pixels and no glasses or special optics are required. Column-interleaved displays produce an excellent stereoscopic effect, but subtle changes in the angle of view can increase cross talk or even interchange the left and right eyes' images. This creates several challenges to the presentation of cyclopean stereograms (containing structure which is only detectable by binocular vision)...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Vision
Taekhee Lee, Larry Lee, Emanuele Cauda, Jon Hummer, Martin Harper
Aims of this study were to develop a respirable size-selective sampler for direct-on-filter (DoF) quartz measurement at the end-of-shift (EoS) using a portable Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometer and to determine its size-selective sampling performance. A new miniaturized sampler has been designed to have an effective particle deposition diameter close to the portable FTIR beam diameter (6-mm). The new sampler (named the EoS cyclone) was constructed using a 3 dimensional printer. The sampling efficiency of the EoS cyclone was determined using polydisperse glass sphere particles and a time-of-flight direct reading instrument...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Henny Jm Beckers, Marina Aw van Kooten-Noordzij, Ronald Mpc de Crom, Jan Sag Schouten, Carroll Ab Webers
OBJECTIVE: To study visual complaints and eye diseases among professional and amateur orchestral musicians in the Netherlands. METHODS: In this observational study, members from professional and amateur symphony or wind orchestras were asked to complete a questionnaire collecting demographic data, musical, medical, and family history, and data on present visual complaints and/or eye diseases. Questions about playing in the orchestra were also asked. RESULTS: Data from 70 professionals and 48 amateurs showed that most musicians needed glasses or contact lenses for playing in the orchestra (61% of the professionals, 63% of the amateurs)...
September 2016: Medical Problems of Performing Artists
Ali Fares, Ripendra Awal, Haimanote K Bayabil
Studies show that the performance of soil water content monitoring (SWCM) sensors is affected by soil physical and chemical properties. However, the effect of organic matter on SWCM sensor responses remains less understood. Therefore, the objectives of this study are to (i) assess the effect of organic matter on the accuracy and precision of SWCM sensors using a commercially available soil water content monitoring sensor; and (ii) account for the organic matter effect on the sensor's accuracy. Sand columns with seven rates of oven-dried sawdust (2%, 4%, 6%, 8%, 10%, 12% and 18% v/v, used as an organic matter amendment), thoroughly mixed with quartz sand, and a control without sawdust were prepared by packing quartz sand in two-liter glass containers...
2016: Sensors
Nancy Weiland-Bräuer, Martin J Kisch, Nicole Pinnow, Andreas Liese, Ruth A Schmitz
Bacterial cell-cell communication (quorum sensing, QS) represents a fundamental process crucial for biofilm formation, pathogenicity, and virulence allowing coordinated, concerted actions of bacteria depending on their cell density. With the widespread appearance of antibiotic-resistance of biofilms, there is an increasing need for novel strategies to control harmful biofilms. One attractive and most likely effective approach is to target bacterial communication systems for novel drug design in biotechnological and medical applications...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
Roland A Terborg, Josselin Pello, Ilaria Mannelli, Juan P Torres, Valerio Pruneri
Light microscopes can detect objects through several physical processes, such as scattering, absorption, and reflection. In transparent objects, these mechanisms are often too weak, and interference effects are more suitable to observe the tiny refractive index variations that produce phase shifts. We propose an on-chip microscope design that exploits birefringence in an unconventional geometry. It makes use of two sheared and quasi-overlapped illuminating beams experiencing relative phase shifts when going through the object, and a complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor image sensor array to record the resulting interference pattern...
June 2016: Science Advances
Iliya V Ivanov, Manfred Mackeben, Annika Vollmer, Peter Martus, Nhung X Nguyen, Susanne Trauzettel-Klosinski
PURPOSE: Degenerative retinal diseases, especially retinitis pigmentosa (RP), lead to severe peripheral visual field loss (tunnel vision), which impairs mobility. The lack of peripheral information leads to fewer horizontal eye movements and, thus, diminished scanning in RP patients in a natural environment walking task. This randomized controlled study aimed to improve mobility and the dynamic visual field by applying a compensatory Exploratory Saccadic Training (EST). METHODS: Oculomotor responses during walking and avoiding obstacles in a controlled environment were studied before and after saccade or reading training in 25 RP patients...
2016: PloS One
J Domienik, A Bissinger, W Grabowicz, Ł Jankowski, R Kręcki, M Makowski, K Masiarek, M Plewka, A Lubiński, J Z Peruga
The aim of the study was to check, in clinical practice, the potential for the dose reduction of lead eyewear and a ceiling-suspended shield used to protect the eye lens of physicians working in interventional cardiology. To this end, for the lead eyewear, the dose reduction factors were derived to correct the readings from a dosimeter used routinely outside the glasses. Four types of lead eyewear with attached loose thermoluminescent dosimeters and EYE-D dosimeters were worn by physicians in two clinical centres, for two-month periods, during coronary angiography (CA), percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and pacemaker procedures...
June 2016: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
Catherine Cheng, David S Gokhin, Roberta B Nowak, Velia M Fowler
The eye lens is a transparent organ that refracts and focuses light to form a clear image on the retina. In humans, ciliary muscles contract to deform the lens, leading to an increase in the lens' optical power to focus on nearby objects, a process known as accommodation. Age-related changes in lens stiffness have been linked to presbyopia, a reduction in the lens' ability to accommodate, and, by extension, the need for reading glasses. Even though mouse lenses do not accommodate or develop presbyopia, mouse models can provide an invaluable genetic tool for understanding lens pathologies, and the accelerated aging observed in mice enables the study of age-related changes in the lens...
May 3, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
James Loughman, D I Flitcroft
BACKGROUND: Myopia is a condition of enormous public health concern, affecting up to 2.5 billion people worldwide. The most effective treatment to prevent myopia progression is atropine but at the cost of accommodative paresis and mydriasis, necessitating the use of bifocal glasses. Low-dose atropine (0.01%) has been found to be almost as effective with significantly reduced side effects. Since there are well-recognised differences in the effect of atropine between heavily pigmented Asian eyes and Caucasian eyes, this study aimed to determine the acceptability and tolerability of 0...
February 22, 2016: British Journal of Ophthalmology
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