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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895050/social-signals-and-aversive-learning-in-honey-bee-drones-and-workers
#1
Arian Avalos, Eddie Pérez, Lianna Vallejo, María E Pérez, Charles I Abramson, Tugrul Giray
The dissemination of information is a basic element of group cohesion. In honey bees (Apis mellifera Linnaeus 1758), like in other social insects, the principal method for colony-wide information exchange is communication via pheromones. This medium of communication allows multiple individuals to conduct tasks critical to colony survival. Social signaling also establishes conflict at the level of the individual who must tradeoff between attending to the immediate environment or the social demand. In this study we examined this conflict by challenging highly social worker honey bees, and less social male drone honey bees undergoing aversive training by presenting them with a social stress signal (isopentyl acetate, IPA)...
November 28, 2016: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894553/drones-rule
#2
John R Clark
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863364/interactions-of-digitalis-and-class-iii-antiarrhythmic-drugs-amiodarone-versus-dronedarone
#3
Gerrit Frommeyer, Dirk Puckhaber, Christian Ellermann, Dirk G Dechering, Simon Kochhäuser, Patrick Leitz, Florian Reinke, Lars Eckardt
BACKGROUND: A post hoc analysis of the PALLAS trial suggested possible interactions of dronedarone and digitalis glycosides. The aim of the present study was to compare the effects dronedarone or amiodarone in combination with digitalis glycosides. METHODS AND RESULTS: Eleven female rabbits underwent chronic oral treatment with amiodarone (50mg/kg/d for 6weeks). Ten rabbits were treated with dronedarone (50mg/kg/d for 6weeks). Ten rabbits were used as controls. Hearts were isolated and Langendorff-perfused...
November 7, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861967/drone-transportation-of-blood-products
#4
Timothy Amukele, Paul M Ness, Aaron A R Tobian, Joan Boyd, Jeff Street
BACKGROUND: Small civilian unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) are a novel way to transport small goods. To the best of our knowledge there are no studies examining the impact of drone transport on blood products, describing approaches to maintaining temperature control, or component physical characteristics during drone transport. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Six leukoreduced red blood cell (RBC) and six apheresis platelet (PLT) units were split using sterile techniques...
November 11, 2016: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852762/transcriptomic-analysis-of-instinctive-and-learned-reward-related-behaviors-in-honey-bees
#5
Nicholas L Naeger, Gene E Robinson
We used transcriptomics to compare instinctive and learned, reward-based honey bee behaviors with similar spatio-temporal components: mating flights by males (drones) and time-trained foraging flights by females (workers), respectively. Genome-wide gene expression profiling via RNA sequencing was performed on the mushroom bodies, a region of the brain known for multi-modal sensory integration and responsive to various types of reward. Differentially expressed genes (DEGs) associated with the onset of mating (623 genes) were enriched for the gene ontology (GO) categories of Transcription, Unfolded Protein Binding, Post-embryonic Development, and Neuron Differentiation...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834367/wearable-energy-smart-ribbons-for-synchronous-energy-harvest-and-storage
#6
Chao Li, Md Monirul Islam, Julian Moore, Joseph Sleppy, Caleb Morrison, Konstantin Konstantinov, Shi Xue Dou, Chait Renduchintala, Jayan Thomas
A promising energy source for many current and future applications is a ribbon-like device that could simultaneously harvest and store energy. Due to the high flexibility and weavable property, a fabric/matrix made using these ribbons could be highly beneficial for powering wearable electronics. Unlike the approach of using two separate devices, here we report a ribbon that integrates a solar cell and a supercapacitor. The electrons generated by the solar cell are directly transferred and stored on the reverse side of its electrode which in turn also functions as an electrode for the supercapacitor...
November 11, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807272/shunt-peaking-in-neural-membranes
#7
Francisco J H Heras, Simon B Laughlin, Jeremy E Niven
Capacitance limits the bandwidth of engineered and biological electrical circuits because it determines the gain-bandwidth product (GBWP). With a fixed GBWP, bandwidth can only be improved by decreasing gain. In engineered circuits, an inductance reduces this limitation through shunt peaking but no equivalent mechanism has been reported for biological circuits. We show that in blowfly photoreceptors a voltage-dependent K(+) conductance, the fast delayed rectifier (FDR), produces shunt peaking thereby increasing bandwidth without reducing gain...
November 2016: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782058/from-wsn-towards-wot-open-api-scheme-based-on-onem2m-platforms
#8
Jaeho Kim, Sung-Chan Choi, Il-Yeup Ahn, Nak-Myoung Sung, Jaeseok Yun
Conventional computing systems have been able to be integrated into daily objects and connected to each other due to advances in computing and network technologies, such as wireless sensor networks (WSNs), forming a global network infrastructure, called the Internet of Things (IoT). To support the interconnection and interoperability between heterogeneous IoT systems, the availability of standardized, open application programming interfaces (APIs) is one of the key features of common software platforms for IoT devices, gateways, and servers...
October 6, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760589/bioanalytical-method-validation-for-dronedarone-and-duloxetine-in-blood-serum
#9
Alka Bali, Renu Chadha, Gulshan Bansal
The present work relates to the development and validation of reversed-phase HPLC-UV-photodiode array methods for the estimation of two drugs in blood serum: dronedarone hydrochloride (DDN), a class III antiarrhythmic drug, and duloxetine hydrochloride (DLX), an antidepressant. Chromatographic analysis of DLX was carried out on a Nucleodur C18 column (250 × 4.6 mm, 5 μm) using ammonium acetate buffer (32 mM, pH 5.5) and acetonitrile (40 + 60, v/v; flow rate of 1.0 mL/min; detection wavelength of 290 nm) as the mobile phase...
October 18, 2016: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27758968/the-novel-use-of-ranolazine-as-an-antiarrhythmic-agent-in-atrial-fibrillation
#10
C Michael White, Elaine Nguyen
OBJECTIVE: To review the limitations of current antiarrhythmic drugs in atrial fibrillation (AF) and discuss the rationale and clinical trials supporting the use of ranolazine in AF. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE was searched from 1980 to September 2016 using the terms ranolazine, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery bypass grafting, and valve surgery STUDY SELECTION AND DATA EXTRACTION: English-language studies and reviews assessing antiarrhythmic drugs, including ranolazine, were incorporated...
October 6, 2016: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743422/food-to-some-poison-to-others-honeybee-royal-jelly-and-its-growth-inhibiting-effect-on-european-foulbrood-bacteria
#11
Thomas V Vezeteu, Otilia Bobiş, Robin F A Moritz, Anja Buttstedt
Honeybee colonies (Apis mellifera) serve as attractive hosts for a variety of pathogens providing optimal temperatures, humidity, and an abundance of food. Thus, honeybees have to deal with pathogens throughout their lives and, even as larvae they are affected by severe brood diseases like the European Foulbrood caused by Melissococcus plutonius. Accordingly, it is highly adaptive that larval food jelly contains antibiotic compounds. However, although food jelly is primarily consumed by bee larvae, studies investigating the antibiotic effects of this jelly have largely concentrated on bacterial human diseases...
October 14, 2016: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729058/unmanned-aerial-vehicles-drones-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
#12
A Claesson, D Fredman, L Svensson, M Ringh, J Hollenberg, P Nordberg, M Rosenqvist, T Djarv, S Österberg, J Lennartsson, Y Ban
BACKGROUND: The use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) prior to EMS arrival can increase 30-day survival in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) significantly. Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) can fly with high velocity and potentially transport devices such as AEDs to the site of OHCAs. The aim of this explorative study was to investigate the feasibility of a drone system in decreasing response time and delivering an AED. METHODS: Data of Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates from historical OHCA in Stockholm County was used in a model using a Geographic Information System (GIS) to find suitable placements and visualize response times for the use of an AED equipped drone...
October 12, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27719634/outcomes-with-dronedarone-in-atrial-fibrillation-what-differences-between-real-world-practice-and-trials-a-meta-analysis-and-meta-regression-analysis
#13
Igor Diemberger, Giulia Massaro, Maria Letizia Bacchi Reggiani, Stefano Lorenzetti, Mauro Biffi, Matteo Ziacchi, Cristian Martignani, Giuseppe Boriani
Dronedarone was found to have divergent safety profiles in randomized controlled trials (RCT) in term of cardiac death and overall mortality. We decided to evaluate all available evidence on the cardiovascular safety of this drug. A systematic search was made of the MEDLINE and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials from January 2003 through April 2016 for RCT comparing dronedarone to placebo/active control, to provide the most accurate estimate of the effects of this agent and observational cohort studies (OBS) reporting clinical outcomes in patients treated with dronedarone, according to current guidelines, to obtain a real-life comparator for the findings summarized by RTC analysis...
October 6, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693025/concomitant-rivaroxaban-and-dronedarone-administration-in-patients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation
#14
Carlos Escobar, Martín Arceluz, Rosa Montes de Oca, Ricardo Mori, José Luis López-Sendón, José Luis Merino
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 28, 2016: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27689347/variable-stiffness-fiber-with-self-healing-capability
#15
Alice Tonazzini, Stefano Mintchev, Bryan Schubert, Barbara Mazzolai, Jun Shintake, Dario Floreano
A variable stiffness fiber made of silicone and low melting point alloys quickly becomes >700 times softer and >400 times more deformable when heated above 62 °C. It shows remarkable self-healing properties and can be clamped, knitted, and bonded, as shown in a foldable multi-purpose drone, a wearable cast for bone injuries, and a soft multi-directional actuator.
September 30, 2016: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27672518/small-unmanned-aerial-vehicles-micro-uavs-drones-in-plant-ecology
#16
Mitchell B Cruzan, Ben G Weinstein, Monica R Grasty, Brendan F Kohrn, Elizabeth C Hendrickson, Tina M Arredondo, Pamela G Thompson
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: Low-elevation surveys with small aerial drones (micro-unmanned aerial vehicles [UAVs]) may be used for a wide variety of applications in plant ecology, including mapping vegetation over small- to medium-sized regions. We provide an overview of methods and procedures for conducting surveys and illustrate some of these applications. METHODS: Aerial images were obtained by flying a small drone along transects over the area of interest. Images were used to create a composite image (orthomosaic) and a digital surface model (DSM)...
September 2016: Applications in Plant Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27658924/toward-an-understanding-of-divergent-compound-eye-development-in-drones-and-workers-of-the-honeybee-apis-mellifera-l-a-correlative-analysis-of-morphology-and-gene-expression
#17
David S Marco Antonio, Klaus Hartfelder
Eye development in insects is best understood in Drosophila melanogaster, but little is known for other holometabolous insects. Combining a morphological with a gene expression analysis, we investigated eye development in the honeybee, putting emphasis on the sex-specific differences in eye size. Optic lobe development starts from an optic lobe anlage in the larval brain, which sequentially gives rise to the lobula, medulla, and lamina. The lamina differentiates in the last larval instar, when it receives optic nerve projections from the developing retina...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part B, Molecular and Developmental Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27633199/a-meta-analysis-of-human-system-interfaces-in-unmanned-aerial-vehicle-uav-swarm-management
#18
REVIEW
Amy Hocraffer, Chang S Nam
A meta-analysis was conducted to systematically evaluate the current state of research on human-system interfaces for users controlling semi-autonomous swarms composed of groups of drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). UAV swarms pose several human factors challenges, such as high cognitive demands, non-intuitive behavior, and serious consequences for errors. This article presents findings from a meta-analysis of 27 UAV swarm management papers focused on the human-system interface and human factors concerns, providing an overview of the advantages, challenges, and limitations of current UAV management interfaces, as well as information on how these interfaces are currently evaluated...
January 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27608961/deformed-wing-virus-can-be-transmitted-during-natural-mating-in-honey-bees-and-infect-the-queens
#19
Esmaeil Amiri, Marina D Meixner, Per Kryger
Deformed wing virus is an important contributor to honey bee colony losses. Frequently queen failure is reported as a cause for colony loss. Here we examine whether sexual transmission during multiple matings of queens is a possible way of virus infection in queens. In an environment with high prevalence of deformed wing virus, queens (n = 30) were trapped upon their return from natural mating flights. The last drone's endophallus (n = 29), if present, was removed from the mated queens for deformed wing virus quantification, leading to the detection of high-level infection in 3 endophalli...
2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27589770/combining-remote-temperature-sensing-with-in-situ-sensing-to-track-marine-freshwater-mixing-dynamics
#20
Margaret McCaul, Jack Barland, John Cleary, Conor Cahalane, Tim McCarthy, Dermot Diamond
The ability to track the dynamics of processes in natural water bodies on a global scale, and at a resolution that enables highly localised behaviour to be visualized, is an ideal scenario for understanding how local events can influence the global environment. While advances in in-situ chem/bio-sensing continue to be reported, costs and reliability issues still inhibit the implementation of large-scale deployments. In contrast, physical parameters like surface temperature can be tracked on a global scale using satellite remote sensing, and locally at high resolution via flyovers and drones using multi-spectral imaging...
2016: Sensors
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