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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909415/imagining-change-an-integrative-approach-toward-explaining-the-motivational-role-of-mental-imagery-in-pro-environmental-behavior
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Christine Boomsma, Sabine Pahl, Jackie Andrade
Climate change and other long-term environmental issues are often perceived as abstract and difficult to imagine. The images a person associates with environmental change, i.e., a person's environmental mental images, can be influenced by the visual information they come across in the public domain. This paper reviews the literature on this topic across social, environmental, and cognitive psychology, and the wider social sciences; thereby responding to a call for more critical investigations into people's responses to visual information...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908591/an-fmri-investigation-of-the-relationship-between-future-imagination-and-cognitive-flexibility
#2
R P Roberts, K Wiebels, R L Sumner, V van Mulukom, C L Grady, D L Schacter, D R Addis
While future imagination is largely considered to be a cognitive process grounded in default mode network activity, studies have shown that future imagination recruits regions in both default mode and frontoparietal control networks. In addition, it has recently been shown that the ability to imagine the future is associated with cognitive flexibility, and that tasks requiring cognitive flexibility result in increased coupling of the default mode network with frontoparietal control and salience networks. In the current study, we investigated the neural correlates underlying the association between cognitive flexibility and future imagination in two ways...
November 28, 2016: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907871/fluorescent-probe-based-subcellular-distribution-of-cu-ii-ions-in-living-electrotrophs-isolated-from-cu-ii-reduced-biocathodes-of-microbial-fuel-cells
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Ye Tao, Hua Xue, Liping Huang, Peng Zhou, Wei Yang, Xie Quan, Jinxiu Yuan
Based on the four indigenous electrotrophs (Stenotrophomonas maltophilia JY1, Citrobacter sp. JY3, Pseudomonas aeruginosa JY5 and Stenotrophomonas sp. JY6) isolated from well adapted Cu(II)-reduced biocathodes of microbial fuel cells (MFCs), a rhodamine based Cu(II) fluorescent probe was used to imaginably and quantitatively track subcellular Cu(II) ions in these electrotrophs. Cathodic electrons led to more Cu(II) ions (14.3-30.1%) in the intracellular sites at operation time of 2-3h with Cu(II) removal rates of 2...
November 22, 2016: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907825/seeing-light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel-positive-prospective-mental-imagery-and-optimism-in-depression
#4
Julie L Ji, Emily A Holmes, Simon E Blackwell
Optimism is associated with positive outcomes across many health domains, from cardiovascular disease to depression. However, we know little about cognitive processes underlying optimism in psychopathology. The present study tested whether the ability to vividly imagine positive events in one's future was associated with dispositional optimism in a sample of depressed adults. Cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses were conducted, using baseline (all participants, N=150) and follow-up data (participants in the control condition only, N=63) from a clinical trial (Blackwell et al...
November 21, 2016: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905428/stem-cells-and-interspecies-chimaeras
#5
Jun Wu, Henry T Greely, Rudolf Jaenisch, Hiromitsu Nakauchi, Janet Rossant, Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte
Chimaeras are both monsters of the ancient imagination and a long-established research tool. Recent advances, particularly those dealing with the identification and generation of various kinds of stem cells, have broadened the repertoire and utility of mammalian interspecies chimaeras and carved out new paths towards understanding fundamental biology as well as potential clinical applications.
December 1, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904759/a-review-of-sub-acute-subdural-hematoma-sasdh-with-our-institutional-experience-and-its-management-by-double-barrel-technique-dbt-a-novel-technique
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Soubhagya R Tripathy, Pankaj K Swarnakar, Sanjib Mishra, Sudhanshu S Mishra, Manmath K Dhir, Sanjay K Behera, Pratap C Nath, Somnath P Jena, Itibrata Mohanta, Deepak Das, Mani C Satapathy, Sitansu K Rout, Bikash R Behera, Deepak K Parida, Tanushree S Rath
BACKGROUND: Subacute subdural hematoma (SASDH) is an entity which is yet to capture the popular imagination among the neurosurgeons. Its management is often equated clinically to that of the chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH). However, their neurological deterioration is usually rapid, which seems to align them with acute subdural hematoma (ASDH). We proceed for their epidemiological evaluation. The advantages of a novel "double barrel technique (DbT)" over the conventional burrhole drainage are also presented...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903903/novel-roles-of-hp1a-and-mcm10-in-dna-replication-genome-maintenance-and-photoreceptor-cell-differentiation
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Nicole Vo, Dang Ngoc Anh Suong, Natsuki Yoshino, Hideki Yoshida, Sue Cotterill, Masamitsu Yamaguchi
Both Mcm10 and HP1a are known to be required for DNA replication. However, underlying mechanism is not clarified yet especially for HP1. Knockdown of both HP1a and Mcm10 genes inhibited the progression of S phase in Drosophila eye imaginal discs. Proximity Ligation Assay (PLA) demonstrated that HP1a is in close proximity to DNA replication proteins including Mcm10, RFC140 and DNA polymerase ϵ 255 kDa subunit in S-phase. This was further confirmed by co-immunoprecipitation assay. The PLA signals between Mcm10 and HP1a are specifically observed in the mitotic cycling cells, but not in the endocycling cells...
November 29, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900905/care-homes-join-the-space-programme
#8
Anne Horner
Imagine you are wandering along a corridor that seems vaguely familiar. You pass blue doors with photographs stuck on them, but you are confused. You know you were looking for something.
November 30, 2016: Nursing Older People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899800/creating-a-pandemic-of-health-what-is-the-role-of-digital-technologies
#9
Alejandro R Jadad
Imagine a world in which every human being is healthy until the last breath. Thanks to the fast penetration of digital technologies in every region of the planet, this seemingly utopian scenario is not only feasible but also potentially viable. Now that digital technologies have provided almost full interconnectivity among all humans, they should be used to meet key challenges to ensure that health is created and that it spreads to reach every person on earth. The objective of this article is to describe and trigger a serious discussion of such challenges, which include: adopting a new concept of health; positioning self-rated health as the main outcome of the system; creating a health-oriented model to guide service provision; facilitating the identification, scaling up, and sustaining of innovations that can create and spread health; promoting a culture of health promotion; and encouraging the emergence of Precision Health...
November 2016: Journal of Public Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899736/eminence-and-omniscience-statistical-and-clinical-prediction-of-merit
#10
Donald J Foss
In this article, I review, comment upon, and assess some of the suggestions for evaluating scientific merit as suggested by contributors to this symposium. I ask the reader to take the perspective of the individual who has the final say in making a tenure, promotion, or hiring decision. I also ask that one imagine the difference between the fallible human state we are in on such an occasion and what it would be like to be omniscient when making such decisions. After adopting the terminology of "deep" and "surface" eminence, I consider what an omniscient being would take into account to determine eminence and to guide decision-making...
November 2016: Perspectives on Psychological Science: a Journal of the Association for Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899472/autopedophilia-erotic-target-identity-inversions-in-men-sexually-attracted-to-children
#11
Kevin J Hsu, J Michael Bailey
The most salient dimension of men's sexual orientation is gender: attraction to males versus females. A second dimension is sexual maturity: attraction to children versus adults. A less appreciated dimension is location: attraction to other individuals versus the sexual fantasy of being one of those individuals. Men sexually aroused by the idea or fantasy of being the kinds of individuals to whom they are sexually attracted have an erotic-target identity inversion (ETII). We conducted an online survey to investigate the prevalence and phenomenology of ETIIs among 475 men sexually attracted to children...
November 29, 2016: Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899059/lessons-learned-from-trait-self-control-in-wellbeing-making-the-case-for-routines-and-initiation-as-important-components-of-trait-self-control
#12
Denise De Ridder, Marleen Gillebaart
It seems common knowledge that trait self-control helps people to achieve the things they find important in their lives by not being distracted by immediate pleasures and temptations. Initial evidence suggests that trait self-control is important in wellbeing as well, with people high in self-control experiencing more positive momentary affect, life satisfaction, and happiness. Whereas it is not so difficult to imagine why effortful inhibition of impulses would benefit continued striving for long-term personal goals, it is more challenging to understand why self-control would make people happier and more satisfied with their lives...
November 29, 2016: Health Psychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897227/fold-formation-at-the-compartment-boundary-of-drosophila-wing-requires-yki-signaling-to-suppress-jnk-dependent-apoptosis
#13
Suning Liu, Jie Sun, Dan Wang, Gert O Pflugfelder, Jie Shen
Compartment boundaries prevent cell populations of different lineage from intermingling. In many cases, compartment boundaries are associated with morphological folds. However, in the Drosophila wing imaginal disc, fold formation at the anterior/posterior (A/P) compartment boundary is suppressed, probably as a prerequisite for the formation of a flat wing surface. Fold suppression depends on optomotor-blind (omb). Omb mutant animals develop a deep apical fold at the A/P boundary of the larval wing disc and an A/P cleft in the adult wing...
November 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896568/how-can-a-good-idea-fail-basal-insulin-peglispro-ly2605541-for-the-treatment-of-type-2-diabetes
#14
REVIEW
Araceli Muñoz-Garach, María Molina-Vega, Francisco J Tinahones
INTRODUCTION: Lack of control in diabetic patients has stimulated the development of new insulin analogues. One of these was basal insulin peglispro (BIL) or LY2605541; it had a large hydrodynamic size, flat pharmacokinetic profile, half life of 2-3 days and acted preferably in the liver. METHODS: We reviewed the recent literature examining the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, efficacy and safety of BIL treatment in type 2 diabetes patients. RESULTS: The pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic outline of BIL seemed to have an advantage over neutral protamine Hagedorn and glargine insulins...
November 28, 2016: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894031/artificial-placenta-analysis-of-recent-progress
#15
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Stephen D Bird
The artificial placenta (AP) has for many decades captured the imagination of scientists and authors with popular fiction including The Matrix and Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World", depicting a human surviving ex-utero in an artificial uterine environment (AUE). For scientists this has fascinated as a way forward for extremely preterm infants (EPIs) born less than 28 weeks of gestation. Early successes with mechanical ventilation (MV) for infants born above 28 weeks of gestation meant that AP research lost momentum...
November 11, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893747/analysis-of-the-function-of-apoptosis-during-imaginal-wing-disc-regeneration-in-drosophila-melanogaster
#16
Sandra Diaz-Garcia, Sara Ahmed, Antonio Baonza
Regeneration is the ability that allows organisms to replace missing organs or lost tissue after injuries. This ability requires the coordinated activity of different cellular processes, including programmed cell death. Apoptosis plays a key role as a source of signals necessary for regeneration in different organisms. The imaginal discs of Drosophila melanogaster provide a particularly well-characterised model system for studying the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying regeneration. Although it has been shown that signals produced by apoptotic cells are needed for homeostasis and regeneration of some tissues of this organism, such as the adult midgut, the contribution of apoptosis to disc regeneration remains unclear...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893362/pure-abstraction
#17
Gary Singh
Vincent Pucciarelli's imagery falls into the category of pure digital abstraction. The only requirements for his images are shapes, lines, colors, patterns, and the viewer's own boundless imagination.
November 2016: IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892833/a-mega-analysis-of-memory-reports-from-eight-peer-reviewed-false-memory-implantation-studies
#18
Alan Scoboria, Kimberley A Wade, D Stephen Lindsay, Tanjeem Azad, Deryn Strange, James Ost, Ira E Hyman
Understanding that suggestive practices can promote false beliefs and false memories for childhood events is important in many settings (e.g., psychotherapeutic, medical, and legal). The generalisability of findings from memory implantation studies has been questioned due to variability in estimates across studies. Such variability is partly due to false memories having been operationalised differently across studies and to differences in memory induction techniques. We explored ways of defining false memory based on memory science and developed a reliable coding system that we applied to reports from eight published implantation studies (N = 423)...
November 28, 2016: Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892543/functional-and-structural-signatures-of-the-anterior-insula-are-associated-with-risk-taking-tendency-of-analgesic-decision-making
#19
Chia-Shu Lin, Hsiao-Han Lin, Shih-Yun Wu
In a medical context, decision-making is associated with complicated assessment of gains, losses and uncertainty of outcomes. We here provide novel evidence about the brain mechanisms underlying decision-making of analgesic treatment. Thirty-six healthy participants were recruited and completed the Analgesic Decision-making Task (ADT), which quantified individual tendency of risk-taking (RPI), as the frequency of choosing a riskier option to relieve pain. All the participants received resting-state (rs) functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and structural MRI...
November 28, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891106/episodic-and-semantic-memory-contribute-to-familiar-and-novel-episodic-future-thinking
#20
Tong Wang, Tong Yue, Xi Ting Huang
Increasing evidence indicates that episodic future thinking (EFT) relies on both episodic and semantic memory; however, event familiarity may importantly affect the extent to which episodic and semantic memory contribute to EFT. To test this possibility, two behavioral experiments were conducted. In Experiment 1, we directly compared the proportion of episodic and semantic memory used in an EFT task. The results indicated that more episodic memory was used when imagining familiar future events compared with novel future events...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
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