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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813803/application-of-support-vector-machines-in-detecting-hand-grasp-gestures-using-a-commercially-off-the-shelf-wireless-myoelectric-armband
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Farshid Amirabdollahian, Michael L Walters
The propose of this study was to assess the feasibility of using support vector machines in analysing myoelectric signals acquired using an off the shelf device, the Myo armband from Thalmic Lab, when performing hand grasp gestures. Participants (n = 26) took part in the study wearing the armband and producing a series of required gestures. Support vector machines were used to train a model using participant training values, and to classify gestures produced by the same participants. Different Kernel functions and electrode combinations were studied...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813672/chromatin-and-transcriptional-analysis-of-mesoderm-progenitor-cells-identifies-hopx-as-a-regulator-of-primitive-hematopoiesis
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Nathan J Palpant, Yuliang Wang, Brandon Hadland, Rebecca J Zaunbrecher, Meredith Redd, Daniel Jones, Lil Pabon, Rajan Jain, Jonathan Epstein, Walter L Ruzzo, Ying Zheng, Irwin Bernstein, Adam Margolin, Charles E Murry
We analyzed chromatin dynamics and transcriptional activity of human embryonic stem cell (hESC)-derived cardiac progenitor cells (CPCs) and KDR(+)/CD34(+) endothelial cells generated from different mesodermal origins. Using an unbiased algorithm to hierarchically rank genes modulated at the level of chromatin and transcription, we identified candidate regulators of mesodermal lineage determination. HOPX, a non-DNA-binding homeodomain protein, was identified as a candidate regulator of blood-forming endothelial cells...
August 15, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813662/a-liver-capsular-network-of-monocyte-derived-macrophages-restricts-hepatic-dissemination-of-intraperitoneal-bacteria-by-neutrophil-recruitment
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Frederic Sierro, Maximilien Evrard, Simone Rizzetto, Michelle Melino, Andrew J Mitchell, Manuela Florido, Lynette Beattie, Shaun B Walters, Szun Szun Tay, Bo Lu, Lauren E Holz, Ben Roediger, Yik Chun Wong, Alessandra Warren, William Ritchie, Claire McGuffog, Wolfgang Weninger, David G Le Couteur, Florent Ginhoux, Warwick J Britton, William R Heath, Bernadette M Saunders, Geoffrey W McCaughan, Fabio Luciani, Kelli P A MacDonald, Lai Guan Ng, David G Bowen, Patrick Bertolino
The liver is positioned at the interface between two routes traversed by pathogens in disseminating infection. Whereas blood-borne pathogens are efficiently cleared in hepatic sinusoids by Kupffer cells (KCs), it is unknown how the liver prevents dissemination of peritoneal pathogens accessing its outer membrane. We report here that the hepatic capsule harbors a contiguous cellular network of liver-resident macrophages phenotypically distinct from KCs. These liver capsular macrophages (LCMs) were replenished in the steady state from blood monocytes, unlike KCs that are embryonically derived and self-renewing...
August 15, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813519/expression-and-inhibition-of-brd4-ezh2-and-top2a-in-neurofibromas-and-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumors
#4
Azadeh Amirnasr, Rob M Verdijk, Patricia F van Kuijk, Walter Taal, Stefan Sleijfer, Erik A C Wiemer
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNST) are rare, highly aggressive sarcomas that can occur spontaneously or from pre-existing plexiform neurofibromas in neurofibromatosis type1 (NF1) patients. MPNSTs have high local recurrence rates, metastasize easily, are generally resistant to therapeutic intervention and frequently fatal for the patient. Novel targeted therapeutic strategies are urgently needed. Standard treatment for patients presenting with advanced disease is doxorubicin based chemotherapy which inhibits the actions of the enzyme topoisomerase IIα (TOP2A)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813469/phytoplasma-infection-of-a-tropical-root-crop-triggers-bottom-up-cascades-by-favoring-generalist-over-specialist-herbivores
#5
Kris A G Wyckhuys, Ignazio Graziosi, Dharani Dhar Burra, Abigail Jan Walter
Global interest on plant-microbe-insect interactions is rapidly growing, revealing the multiple ways in which microorganisms mediate plant-herbivore interactions. Phytopathogens regularly alter whole repertoires of plant phenotypic traits, and bring about shifts in key chemical or morphological characteristics of plant hosts. Pathogens can also cause cascading effects on higher trophic levels, and eventually shape entire plant-associated arthropod communities. We tested the hypothesis that a Candidatus Phytoplasma causing cassava witches' broom (CWB) on cassava (Manihot esculenta Grantz) is altering species composition of invasive herbivores and their associated parasitic hymenopterans...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813416/large-turbulent-reservoirs-of-cold-molecular-gas-around-high-redshift-starburst-galaxies
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E Falgarone, M A Zwaan, B Godard, E Bergin, R J Ivison, P M Andreani, F Bournaud, R S Bussmann, D Elbaz, A Omont, I Oteo, F Walter
Starburst galaxies at the peak of cosmic star formation are among the most extreme star-forming engines in the Universe, producing stars over about 100 million years (ref. 2). The star-formation rates of these galaxies, which exceed 100 solar masses per year, require large reservoirs of cold molecular gas to be delivered to their cores, despite strong feedback from stars or active galactic nuclei. Consequently, starburst galaxies are ideal for studying the interplay between this feedback and the growth of a galaxy...
August 14, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813241/should-potential-risk-of-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-be-discussed-with-young-athletes
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Kimberly Hornbeck, Kevin Walter, Matthew Myrvik
As participation in youth sports has risen over the past two decades, so has the incidence of youth sports injuries. A common topic of concern is concussion, or mild traumatic brain injury, in young athletes and whether concussions sustained at a young age could lead to lifelong impairment such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). While the pathway from a concussed young athlete to an adult with CTE remains unknown, current research is attempting to provide more clarity. This article discusses how health care professionals can help foster an informed, balanced decision-making process regarding participation in contact sports that involves the parents as well as the children...
July 1, 2017: AMA Journal of Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813104/poly-methylene-blue-modified-electrode-for-indirect-electrochemical-sensing-of-oh-radicals-and-radical-scavengers
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Walter A Braun, Bruna C Horn, Lucélia Hoehne, Simone Stülp, Marcelo B DA Rosa, Maurício Hilgemann
A new modified electrode for indirect sensing of OH· and radical scavengers was described. The electrochemical polymerization of methylene blue in aqueous solutions and the properties of the resulting films on a glassy carbon electrode were carried out using cyclic voltammetry. A surface coverage of 1.11 × 109mol cm2 was obtained, revealing a complete surface coverage of the polymeric film on the electrode surface. OH· was able to destroy the poly(methylene blue) film by exposure to a Fenton solution. The loss of the electrochemical signal of the residual polymeric film attached to the electrode surface was related to the extent of its dissolution...
August 14, 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812912/a-case-of-orbital-dirofilariasis-in-new-york
#9
Stephen Walters, Michael H Levi, Christina M Coyle, Jean Park, Anne Barmettler
A 39-year-old female presented with a 5-day history of left inferonasal periocular swelling and associated intermittent itching. Ophthalmologic examination demonstrated a 4 × 8 mm subcutaneous painless mass localized anterior to the medial left lower orbital rim. An excision of the mass was performed, and pathology revealed Dirofilaria. The patient improved over the 3 months of postoperative follow-up. Although several human cases of pulmonary dirofilariasis have been reported in the United States, periocular dirofilariasis has been rarely reported in the United States...
August 16, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812546/corrigendum-earliest-signs-of-life-on-land-preserved-in-ca-3-5-ga-hot-spring-deposits
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Tara Djokic, Martin J Van Kranendonk, Kathleen A Campbell, Malcolm R Walter, Colin R Ward
This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/ncomms15263.
August 16, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812037/a-retrospective-analysis-of-concurrent-pathology-in-acl-reconstructed-knees-of-elite-alpine-ski-racers
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Matthew J Jordan, Patricia Doyle-Baker, Mark Heard, Per Aagaard, Walter Herzog
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear is the most frequent injury in alpine ski racing, and there is a high prevalence of ACL reinjury. Limited data exist on the concurrent pathology with primary ACL tears in elite alpine ski racers and the magnitude of injury progression after primary ACL reconstruction (ACLR). PURPOSE: To evaluate (1) the involvement of intra-articular and multiligament pathologies at the time of primary ACLR, (2) the subsequent progression in meniscal/chondral injuries, and (3) the occurrence of ACL reinjury in elite alpine ski racers...
July 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811974/ex-vivo-assessment-of-drug-response-on-breast-cancer-primary-tissue-with-preserved-microenvironments
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Manuele G Muraro, Simone Muenst, Valentina Mele, Luca Quagliata, Giandomenica Iezzi, Alexandar Tzankov, Walter P Weber, Giulio C Spagnoli, Savas D Soysal
Interaction between cancerous, non-transformed cells, and non-cellular components within the tumor microenvironment plays a key role in response to treatment. However, short-term culture or xenotransplantation of cancer specimens in immunodeficient animals results in dramatic modifications of the tumor microenvironment, thus preventing reliable assessment of compounds or biologicals of potential therapeutic relevance. We used a perfusion-based bioreactor developed for tissue engineering purposes to successfully maintain the tumor microenvironment of freshly excised breast cancer tissue obtained from 27 breast cancer patients and used this platform to test the therapeutic effect of antiestrogens as well as checkpoint-inhibitors on the cancer cells...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811140/divergent-effects-of-resistance-training-and-anabolic-steroid-on-the-postsynaptic-region-of-different-skeletal-muscles-of-aged-rats
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Walter Krause Neto, Wellington de Assis Silva, Adriano Polican Ciena, Carlos Alberto Anaruma, Eliane Florencio Gama
This study aimed to analyze the effects of resistance training associated with testosterone administration in the neuromuscular junction (NMJ) postsynaptic region of different skeletal muscle types of aged rats. Wistar rats were divided into: SEI - 20-months-old control, SEF - 24-months-old control, T - 20-months-old with testosterone, S - 20-months-old resistance trained and ST - 20-months-old with resistance training associated with testosterone propionate. All groups were submitted to familiarization and maximum load carrying testing (MLCT)...
August 12, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810977/moving-beyond-accidental-leadership-a-graduate-medical-education-leadership-curriculum-needs-assessment
#14
Joshua D Hartzell, Clifton E Yu, Brian M Cohee, Michael R Nelson, Ramey L Wilson
BACKGROUND: Despite calls for greater physician leadership, few medical schools, and graduate medical education programs provide explicit training on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to be an effective physician leader. Rather, most leaders develop through what has been labeled "accidental leadership." A survey was conducted at Walter Reed to define the current status of leadership development and determine what learners and faculty perceived as key components of a leadership curriculum...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810956/the-reasons-for-living-scale-military-version-assessing-protective-factors-against-suicide-in-a-military-sample
#15
Anne-Marie Deutsch, R Gregory Lande
INTRODUCTION: Military suicide rates have been rising over the past decade and continue to challenge military treatment facilities. Assessing suicide risk and improving treatments are a large part of the mission for clinicians who work with uniformed service members. This study attempts to expand the toolkit of military suicide prevention by focusing on protective factors over risk factors. In 1983, Marsha Linehan published a checklist called the Reasons for Living Scale, which asked subjects to check the reasons they choose to continue living, rather than choosing suicide...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810761/closures-of-the-functional-expansion-hierarchy-in-the-non-markovian-quantum-state-diffusion-approach
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Gerhard Ritschel, Walter T Strunz, Alexander Eisfeld
To find a practical scheme to numerically solve the non-Markovian Quantum State Diffusion equation (NMQSD), one often uses a functional expansion of the functional derivative that appears in the general NMQSD equation. This expansion leads to a hierarchy of coupled operators. It turned out that if one takes only the zeroth order term into account, one has a very efficient method that agrees remarkably well with the exact results for many cases of interest. We denote this approach as zeroth order functional expansion (ZOFE)...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810670/journey-towards-universal-viral-load-monitoring-in-maputo-mozambique-many-gaps-but-encouraging-signs
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Sarah Swannet, Tom Decroo, Sheila M T L de Castro, Caroline Rose, Ruggero Giuliani, Lucas Molfino, Ana W Torrens, Walter S E D Macueia, Sharon Perry, Tony Reid
Introduction: Viral load (VL) monitoring for people on antiretroviral therapy (ART) is extremely challenging in resource-limited settings. We assessed the VL testing scale-up in six Médecins Sans Frontières supported health centres in Maputo, Mozambique, during 2014-15. Methods: In a retrospective cohort study, routine programme data were used to describe VL testing uptake and results, and multi-variate logistical regression to estimate predictors of VL testing uptake and suppression...
July 1, 2017: International Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810457/measures-of-psychosocial-factors-that-may-influence-help-seeking-behaviour-in-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-psychometric-properties
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Sonja Kummer, Fiona M Walter, Joseph Chilcot, Suzanne Scott
Advanced stage cancer is frequently attributed to delays in presentation to a healthcare professional. To reduce undue delay, it is imperative to understand the reasons underlying help-seeking behaviour and to measure those using valid and reliable tools. This systematic review aimed to identify how studies have measured psychosocial factors affecting time to presentation for (potential) cancer symptoms. A total of 35 studies were included. Most studies failed to use valid and reliable tools, and predominantly provided inconclusive results regarding psychosocial factors and time to presentation when no or minimal psychometric evidence was present...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810145/integrative-analysis-identifies-four-molecular-and-clinical-subsets-in-uveal-melanoma
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A Gordon Robertson, Juliann Shih, Christina Yau, Ewan A Gibb, Junna Oba, Karen L Mungall, Julian M Hess, Vladislav Uzunangelov, Vonn Walter, Ludmila Danilova, Tara M Lichtenberg, Melanie Kucherlapati, Patrick K Kimes, Ming Tang, Alexander Penson, Ozgun Babur, Rehan Akbani, Christopher A Bristow, Katherine A Hoadley, Lisa Iype, Matthew T Chang, Andrew D Cherniack, Christopher Benz, Gordon B Mills, Roel G W Verhaak, Klaus G Griewank, Ina Felau, Jean C Zenklusen, Jeffrey E Gershenwald, Lynn Schoenfield, Alexander J Lazar, Mohamed H Abdel-Rahman, Sergio Roman-Roman, Marc-Henri Stern, Colleen M Cebulla, Michelle D Williams, Martine J Jager, Sarah E Coupland, Bita Esmaeli, Cyriac Kandoth, Scott E Woodman
Comprehensive multiplatform analysis of 80 uveal melanomas (UM) identifies four molecularly distinct, clinically relevant subtypes: two associated with poor-prognosis monosomy 3 (M3) and two with better-prognosis disomy 3 (D3). We show that BAP1 loss follows M3 occurrence and correlates with a global DNA methylation state that is distinct from D3-UM. Poor-prognosis M3-UM divide into subsets with divergent genomic aberrations, transcriptional features, and clinical outcomes. We report change-of-function SRSF2 mutations...
August 14, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809565/dipicolinic-acid-derivatives-as-inhibitors-of-new-delhi-metallo-%C3%AE-lactamase-1
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Allie Y Chen, Pei W Thomas, Alesha C Stewart, Alexander Bergstrom, Zishuo Cheng, Callie Miller, Christopher R Bethel, Steven H Marshall, Cy V Credille, Christopher L Riley, Richard C Page, Robert A Bonomo, Michael W Crowder, David L Tierney, Walter Fast, Seth M Cohen
The efficacy of β-lactam antibiotics is threatened by the emergence and global spread of metallo-β-lactamase-(MBL) mediated resistance, specifically New Delhi-Metallo-β- lactamase-1 (NDM-1). Utilizing fragment-based drug discovery (FBDD), a new class of inhibitors for NDM-1 and two related β-lactamases, IMP-1 and VIM-2, was identified. Based on 2,6-dipicolinic acid (DPA), several libraries were synthesized for structure-activity relationship (SAR) analysis. Inhibitor 36 (IC50 = 80 nM) was identified to be highly selective for MBLs when compared to other Zn(II) metalloenzymes...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
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