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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528904/spatially-periodic-activation-patterns-of-retrosplenial-cortex-encode-route-sub-spaces-and-distance-traveled
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Andrew S Alexander, Douglas A Nitz
Traversal of a complicated route is often facilitated by considering it as a set of related sub-spaces. Such compartmentalization processes could occur within retrosplenial cortex, a structure whose neurons simultaneously encode position within routes and other spatial coordinate systems. Here, retrosplenial cortex neurons were recorded as rats traversed a track having recurrent structure at multiple scales. Consistent with a major role in compartmentalization of complex routes, individual retrosplenial cortex (RSC) neurons exhibited periodic activation patterns that repeated across route segments having the same shape...
May 17, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528322/very-low-doses-of-heavy-oxygen-ion-radiation-induce-premature-ovarian-failure
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Birendra Mishra, Ryan Ripperdan, Laura Ortiz, Ulrike Luderer
Astronauts are exposed to charged particles during space travel, and charged particles are also used for cancer radiotherapy. Premature ovarian failure is a well-known side-effect of conventional, low linear energy transfer (LET) cancer radiotherapy, but little is known about the effects of high LET charged particles on the ovary. We hypothesized that lower LET (16.5 keV/µm) oxygen particles would be less damaging to the ovary than we previously found for iron (LET=179 keV/µm). Adult female mice were irradiated with 0, 5, 30, or 50 cGy oxygen ions or 50 cGy oxygen plus dietary supplementation with the antioxidant alpha lipoic acid (ALA)...
May 20, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527648/a-case-of-amebiasis-with-negative-serologic-markers-that-caused-intra-abdominal-abscess
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Rie Tanaka, Norihiro Furusyo, Rinne Takeda, Sho Yamasaki, Akira Kusaga, Eiichi Ogawa, Masayuki Murata, Ryota Nakanishi, Yoshihiko Maehara
A 23-year-old Japanese woman presented with abdominal distention following fever, diarrhea, and abdominal pain during a stay in Taiwan. Serology for the detection of amebic-antibodies and stool microscopic examination were both negative. A computed tomography scan showed a 13 cm diameter abscess spreading from the lower abdominal wall to the pelvic retroperitoneal space. Needle aspiration of the abscess was done under computed tomography guidance, and microscopy of the aspirated fluid revealed trophozoites of Entamoeba...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511081/a-novel-ultrasonic-surface-machining-tool-utilizing-elastic-traveling-waves
#4
Ruinan Ji, Jiamei Jin, Liang Wang, Jianhui Zhang
With the rapid development of modern industrial technology and high performance technology products, ultra-precision machining technology becomes increasingly important. However, joint clearance of kinematic pairs, lack of feeding accuracy and overlarge contact stress still limit the further improvement of ultra-precision machining technology. In this study, a novel surface machining method utilizing structural elastic waves was proposed, and a machining tool using the piezoelectric actuating principle was presented for verifying the proposed method...
May 4, 2017: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505846/traveling-waves-and-worms-in-ac-driven-electroconvection-under-external-multiplicative-noise
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Jong-Hoon Huh
In the presence of external multiplicative noise, ac-driven electroconvection (EC) in a nematic liquid crystal is investigated. Noise-induced traveling waves (TWs) including localized ones (worms) are found with a typical, stationary wave. Three kinds of TWs are classified by their dynamic features (e.g., noise-intensity-dependent Hopf frequency and space-time map). Moreover, ac frequency-dependent threshold voltages of EC are examined in high noise intensities causing abnormal charge redistribution of the EC cell, and the roles of ac and noise fields with respect to TWs are elucidated in successive pattern evolutions...
April 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505829/control-of-amplitude-chimeras-by-time-delay-in-oscillator-networks
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Aleksandar Gjurchinovski, Eckehard Schöll, Anna Zakharova
We investigate the influence of time-delayed coupling in a ring network of nonlocally coupled Stuart-Landau oscillators upon chimera states, i.e., space-time patterns with coexisting partially coherent and partially incoherent domains. We focus on amplitude chimeras, which exhibit incoherent behavior with respect to the amplitude rather than the phase and are transient patterns, and we show that their lifetime can be significantly enhanced by coupling delay. To characterize their transition to phase-lag synchronization (coherent traveling waves) and other coherent structures, we generalize the Kuramoto order parameter...
April 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505805/hysteresis-in-relative-permeabilities-suffices-for-propagation-of-saturation-overshoot-a-quantitative-comparison-with-experiment
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R Steinle, R Hilfer
Traditional Darcy theory for two-phase flow in porous media is shown to predict the propagation of nonmonotone saturation profiles, also known as saturation overshoot. The phenomenon depends sensitively on the constitutive parameters, on initial conditions, and on boundary conditions. Hysteresis in relative permeabilities is needed to observe the effect. Two hysteresis models are discussed and compared. The shape of overshoot solutions can change as a function of time or remain fixed and time independent. Traveling-wave-like overshoot profiles of fixed width exist in experimentally accessible regions of parameter space...
April 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503140/gravity-as-a-strong-prior-implications-for-perception-and-action
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Björn Jörges, Joan López-Moliner
In the future, humans are likely to be exposed to environments with altered gravity conditions, be it only visually (Virtual and Augmented Reality), or visually and bodily (space travel). As visually and bodily perceived gravity as well as an interiorized representation of earth gravity are involved in a series of tasks, such as catching, grasping, body orientation estimation and spatial inferences, humans will need to adapt to these new gravity conditions. Performance under earth gravity discrepant conditions has been shown to be relatively poor, and few studies conducted in gravity adaptation are rather discouraging...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500916/valuing-urban-open-space-using-the-travel-cost-method-and-the-implications-of-measurement-error
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Merlin M Hanauer, John Reid
Urbanization has placed pressure on open space within and adjacent to cities. In recent decades, a greater awareness has developed to the fact that individuals derive multiple benefits from urban open space. Given the location, there is often a high opportunity cost to preserving urban open space, thus it is important for both public and private stakeholders to justify such investments. The goals of this study are twofold. First, we use detailed surveys and precise, accessible, mapping methods to demonstrate how travel-cost methods can be applied to the valuation of urban open space...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498725/evaluation-of-abbott-s-burstdr-stimulation-device-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-pain
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Timothy R Deer, Lucas W Campos, Jason E Pope
Burst stimulation, as described by DeRidder, is a novel waveform made up of closely spaced, high-frequency electrical impulses delivered in packets, which are followed by a quiescent period or interburst interval. Electrically generated burst waveforms were initially designed to treat neural pathology in the auditory cortex and were later applied to the spinal cord through spinal cord stimulation (SCS) devices to treat chronic pain states. When Burst stimulation is applied to the spinal cord, the impulses travel to the thalamus and then diverge, targeting both the somatosensory cortex and the limbic system where they treat both the sensory, affective and attentional components of neuropathic pain...
May 12, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497957/crimp-accumulation-and-compression-of-billions-of-ions-for-ion-mobility-ms-using-traveling-waves-in-structures-for-lossless-ion-manipulations
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Liulin Deng, Sandilya V B Garimella, Ahmed M Hamid, Ian K Webb, Isaac K Attah, Randolph V Norheim, Spencer A Prost, Xueyun Zheng, Jeremy A Sandoval, Erin Shammel Baker, Yehia M Ibrahim, Richard D Smith
We report on the implementation of a traveling wave (TW) based compression ratio ion mobility programming (CRIMP) approach within Structures for Lossless Ion Manipulations (SLIM) that enables both greatly enlarged trapped ion charge capacities and also efficient ion population compression for use in ion mobility (IM) separations. Ion accumulation is conducted in a SLIM serpentine ultra-long path with extended routing (SUPER) region after which CRIMP compression allows the large ion populations to be 'squeezed'...
May 12, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495755/intestinal-microbiota-contributes-to-colonic-epithelial-changes-in-simulated-microgravity-mouse-model
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Junxiu Shi, Yifan Wang, Jian He, Pingping Li, Rong Jin, Ke Wang, Xi Xu, Jie Hao, Yan Zhang, Hongju Liu, Xiaoping Chen, Hounan Wu, Qing Ge
Exposure to microgravity leads to alterations in multiple systems, but microgravity-related changes in the gastrointestinal tract and its clinical significance have not been well studied. We used the hindlimb unloading (HU) mouse model to simulate a microgravity condition and investigated the changes in intestinal microbiota and colonic epithelial cells. Compared with ground controls (Ctrls), HU affected fecal microbiota composition with a profile that was characterized by the expansion of Firmicutes and decrease of Bacteroidetes The colon epithelium of HU mice showed decreased goblet cell numbers, reduced epithelial cell turnover, and decreased expression of genes that are involved in defense and inflammatory responses...
May 11, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495507/up-and-away-five-decades-of-urologic-investigation-in-microgravity
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REVIEW
Michael S Leapman, Jeffrey A Jones, Karl Coutinho, Daniel Sagalovich, Maurice Garcia, Carl A Olsson, Jeffrey Stock
A renewed global interest in manned space-exploration has emerged, propelled by the challenge of reaching a new frontier: travel to the Red Planet, Mars. As the physiologic changes induced by microgravity bear direct relevance to the safety and viability of these goals, we provide a historical narrative of the urological investigations in space. We review the significant contributions to the understanding of the urologic consequences associated with exposure to microgravity, considerations for prolonged missions, and forward-looking efforts to manage emergent conditions remotely...
May 8, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484599/to-migrate-stay-put-or-wander-varied-movement-strategies-in-bald-eagles-haliaeetus-leucocephalus
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Rachel E Wheat, Stephen B Lewis, Yiwei Wang, Taal Levi, Christopher C Wilmers
BACKGROUND: Quantifying individual variability in movement behavior is critical to understanding population-level patterns in animals. Here, we explore intraspecific variation in movement strategies of bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in the north Pacific, where there is high spatiotemporal resource variability. We tracked 28 bald eagles (five immature, 23 adult) using GPS transmitters between May 2010 and January 2016. RESULTS: We found evidence of four movement strategies among bald eagles in southeastern Alaska and western Canada: breeding individuals that were largely sedentary and remained near nest sites year-round, non-breeding migratory individuals that made regular seasonal travel between northern summer and southern winter ranges, non-breeding localized individuals that displayed fidelity to foraging sites, and non-breeding nomadic individuals with irregular movement...
2017: Movement Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481962/the-association-between-urban-tree-cover-and-gun-assault-a-case-control-and-casecrossover-study
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Michelle C Kondo, Eugenia C South, Charles C Branas, Therese S Richmond, Douglas J Wiebe
Green space and vegetation may play a protective role for urban violence. We investigated whether being near urban tree cover during outdoor activities related to being assaulted with a gun. We conducted GIS-assisted interviews with 10- to 24-year old males in Philadelphia, PA including 135 patients who had been shot with a firearm and 274 community controls, between 2008-2011. Each subject reported a step-by-step mapped account of where and with whom they travelled over a full day from waking until being assaulted or going to bed...
May 6, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481010/dynamics-of-big-bubble-formation-in-deep-anterior-lamellar-keratoplasty-by-the-big-bubble-technique-in%C3%A2-vitro-studies
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Harminder S Dua, Lana A Faraj, Mohamed B Kenawy, Saief AlTaan, Mohamed S Elalfy, Tarek Katamish, Dalia G Said
PURPOSE: To examine the movement of air injected in the cornea in simulated deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), from the needle tip to the formation of different types of big bubbles (BB) and to ascertain how air travels through the stroma and pre-Descemet's layer [Dua's layer (PDL)] to create a type-1 (air between PDL and deep stroma) and type-2BB (air between PDL and Descemet's membrane). METHODS: Air was injected in 57 sclerocorneal discs and the passage recorded...
May 8, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471653/variable-velocity-traveling-wave-ion-mobility-separation-enhancing-peak-capacity-for-data-independent-acquisition-proteomics
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Sarah E Haynes, Daniel A Polasky, Sugyan M Dixit, Jaimeen D Majmudar, Kieran Neeson, Brandon T Ruotolo, Brent R Martin
High mass accuracy, data-dependent acquisition is the current standard method in mass spectrometry-based peptide annotation and quantification. In high complexity samples, limited instrument scan speeds often result in under-sampling. In contrast, all-ion data-independent acquisition methods bypass precursor selection, alternating high and low collision energies to analyze product and precursor ions across wide mass ranges. Despite capturing data for all events, peptide annotation is limited by inadequate alignment algorithms or overlapping ions...
May 9, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469920/continuous-movement-behavior-of-humpback-whales-during-the-breeding-season-in-the-southwest-indian-ocean-on-the-road-again
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Violaine Dulau, Patrick Pinet, Ygor Geyer, Jacques Fayan, Philippe Mongin, Guillaume Cottarel, Alexandre Zerbini, Salvatore Cerchio
BACKGROUND: Humpback whales are known to undertake long-distance migration between feeding and breeding sites, but their movement behavior within their breeding range is still poorly known. Satellite telemetry was used to investigate movement of humpback whales during the breeding season and provide further understanding of the breeding ecology and sub-population connectivity within the southwest Indian Ocean (SWIO). Implantable Argos satellite tags were deployed on 15 whales (7 males and 6 females) during the peak of the breeding season in Reunion Island...
2017: Movement Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452526/huygens-fresnel-acoustic-interference-and-the-development-of-robust-time-averaged-patterns-from-traveling-surface-acoustic-waves
#19
Citsabehsan Devendran, David J Collins, Ye Ai, Adrian Neild
Periodic pattern generation using time-averaged acoustic forces conventionally requires the intersection of counterpropagating wave fields, where suspended micro-objects in a microfluidic system collect along force potential minimizing nodal or antinodal lines. Whereas this effect typically requires either multiple transducer elements or whole channel resonance, we report the generation of scalable periodic patterning positions without either of these conditions. A single propagating surface acoustic wave interacts with the proximal channel wall to produce a knife-edge effect according to the Huygens-Fresnel principle, where these cylindrically propagating waves interfere with classical wave fronts emanating from the substrate...
April 14, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429754/real-time-detection-of-tsunami-ionospheric-disturbances-with-a-stand-alone-gnss-receiver-a-preliminary-feasibility-demonstration
#20
Giorgio Savastano, Attila Komjathy, Olga Verkhoglyadova, Augusto Mazzoni, Mattia Crespi, Yong Wei, Anthony J Mannucci
It is well known that tsunamis can produce gravity waves that propagate up to the ionosphere generating disturbed electron densities in the E and F regions. These ionospheric disturbances can be studied in detail using ionospheric total electron content (TEC) measurements collected by continuously operating ground-based receivers from the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). Here, we present results using a new approach, named VARION (Variometric Approach for Real-Time Ionosphere Observation), and estimate slant TEC (sTEC) variations in a real-time scenario...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
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