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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231635/in-vivo-structural-imaging-in-rats-reveals-neuroanatomical-correlates-of-behavioral-sub-dimensions-of-cocaine-addiction
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Nazzareno Cannella, Alejandro Cosa-Linan, Elena B├╝chler, Claudia Falfan-Melgoza, Wolfgang Weber-Fahr, Rainer Spanagel
Cocaine addiction is a multi-dimensional behavioral disorder characterized by a loss of control over cocaine taking despite of detrimental consequences. Structural MRI studies have revealed association between cocaine consumption and gray matter volume (GMV) in cocaine-addicted patients. However, the behavioral correlates of GMV in cocaine addiction are poorly understood. Here, we used a DSM-IV-based rat model of cocaine addiction with high face validity for structural imaging. According to three behavioral sub-dimensions of addiction, rats were separated into two groups showing either addict-like or non-addict-like behavior...
February 23, 2017: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230854/opposite-effects-of-hdac5-and-p300-on-mrtf-a-related-neuronal-apoptosis-during-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats
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Na Li, Qiong Yuan, Xiao-Lu Cao, Ying Zhang, Zhen-Li Min, Shi-Qiang Xu, Zhi-Jun Yu, Jing Cheng, Chunxiang Zhang, Xia-Min Hu
Our recent study has revealed that the myocardin-related transcription factor-A (MRTF-A) is involved in the apoptosis of cortical neurons induced by ischemia/reperfusion (I/R). Histone deacetylase 5 (HDAC5) and histone acetyltransferase p300 (P300) are two well-known regulators for transcription factors; however, their roles in MRTF-A-related effect on neuronal injuries during I/R are still unclear. In this study, in a model rat cerebral I/R injury via middle cerebral artery occlusion and reperfusion, we found that the expression and activity of HDAC5 was upregulated, whereas p300 and MRTF-A were downregulated both in expression and activity during I/R...
February 23, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230845/dynamic-models-of-large-scale-brain-activity
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REVIEW
Michael Breakspear
Movement, cognition and perception arise from the collective activity of neurons within cortical circuits and across large-scale systems of the brain. While the causes of single neuron spikes have been understood for decades, the processes that support collective neural behavior in large-scale cortical systems are less clear and have been at times the subject of contention. Modeling large-scale brain activity with nonlinear dynamical systems theory allows the integration of experimental data from multiple modalities into a common framework that facilitates prediction, testing and possible refutation...
February 23, 2017: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230528/biologically-plausible-learning-in-recurrent-neural-networks-reproduces-neural-dynamics-observed-during-cognitive-tasks
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Thomas Miconi
Neural activity during cognitive tasks exhibits complex dynamics that flexibly encode task-relevant variables. Chaotic recurrent networks, which spontaneously generate rich dynamics, have been proposed as a model of cortical computation during cognitive tasks. However, existing methods for training these networks are either biologically implausible, and/or require a continuous, real-time error signal to guide learning. Here we show that a biologically plausible learning rule can train such recurrent networks, guided solely by delayed, phasic rewards at the end of each trial...
February 23, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229935/mice-deficient-in-l-12-15-lipoxygenase-show-increased-vulnerability-to-3-nitropropionic-acid-neurotoxicity
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Yan He, Rita C Akumuo, Yuan Yang, Sandra J Hewett
Considerable evidence supports a contributory role for leukocyte-type 12/15 Lipoxygenase (L-12/15 LO) in mediating hippocampal and cortical neuronal injury in models of Alzheimer's disease and stroke. Whether L-12/15 LO contributes to neuronal injury in a model of Huntington's disease (HD) has yet to be determined. HD is characterized by marked striatal neuronal loss, which can be mimicked in humans and animals by inhibition of mitochondrial complex II using 3-Nitropropionic acid (3-NP). Herein, we compared histological and behavioral outcomes between mice that were wild-type or null for L-12/15 LO following systemic injection of 3NP...
February 13, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229405/compact-bone-derived-multipotent-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-mscs-for-the-treatment-of-sjogren-s-like-disease-in-nod-mice
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Ghada Abu Elghanam, Younan Liu, Saeed Khalili, Dongdong Fang, Simon D Tran
Compact bone (cortical or dense bone) is among the organs that contain multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs). Unlike bone marrow plugs where MSCs were initially isolated, compact bone has minimal (amount of) hematopoietic cells and thus facilitates the MSCs isolation process. In vitro, MSCs from compact bone show multipotency and differentiation into mesenchymal tissues such as bone, adipose, and cartilage, under certain conditions. MSCs therapy has been promising in preclinical and clinical studies against autoimmune diseases...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228060/resuscitation-with-lyophilized-plasma-is-safe-and-improves-neurologic-recovery-in-a-long-term-survival-model-of-swine-subjected-to-traumatic-brain-injury-hemorrhagic-shock-and-polytrauma
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Patrick E Georgoff, Vahagn C Nikolian, Ihab Halaweish, Kiril Chtraklin, Peter J Bruhn, Hassan Eidy, Monica Rasmussen, Yongqing Li, Ashok Srinivasan, Hasan B Alam
We have previously shown that fresh frozen plasma (FFP) and lyophilized plasma decrease brain lesion size and improve neurologic recovery in a swine model of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and hemorrhagic shock (HS). In this study, we examine whether these findings can be validated in a clinically relevant model of severe TBI, HS, and polytrauma. Female Yorkshire swine were subjected to TBI (controlled cortical impact), hemorrhage (40% volume), grade III liver and splenic injuries, rib fracture, and rectus abdominis crush...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227899/peripheral-sensory-stimulation-is-neuroprotective-in-a-rat-photothrombotic-ischemic-stroke-model
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Aishwarya Bandla, Chua Le Teng Sherry, Frances Lim, Chan Kim Chuan, Lun-De Liao, Nitish V Thakor, Aishwarya Bandla, Chua Le Teng Sherry, Frances Lim, Chan Kim Chuan, Lun-De Liao, Nitish V Thakor, Lun-De Liao, Nitish V Thakor, Frances Lim, Chua Le Teng Sherry, Aishwarya Bandla, Chan Kim Chuan
Ischemic stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the world. Thrombolytic therapy using recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA), the only FDA-approved drug for acute ischemia, is limited by a narrow therapeutic time window and risk of hemorrhage. There is a serious need for a neuroprotective therapy which is clinically viable. We earlier demonstrated that peripheral sensory stimulation (PSS) is a potential therapeutic intervention for hyperacute ischemia resulting in recovery of neurovascular functions when administered immediately following ischemia onset in a rat model...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227795/simplified-realistic-human-head-model-for-simulating-tumor-treating-fields-ttfields
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Cornelia Wenger, Ze'ev Bomzon, Ricardo Salvador, Peter J Basser, Pedro C Miranda, Cornelia Wenger, Ze'ev Bomzon, Ricardo Salvador, Peter J Basser, Pedro C Miranda, Peter J Basser, Pedro C Miranda, Cornelia Wenger, Ricardo Salvador, Ze'ev Bomzon
Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields) are alternating electric fields in the intermediate frequency range (100-300 kHz) of low-intensity (1-3 V/cm). TTFields are an anti-mitotic treatment against solid tumors, which are approved for Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) patients. These electric fields are induced non-invasively by transducer arrays placed directly on the patient's scalp. Cell culture experiments showed that treatment efficacy is dependent on the induced field intensity. In clinical practice, a software called NovoTal(TM) uses head measurements to estimate the optimal array placement to maximize the electric field delivery to the tumor...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227767/regional-brain-activity-that-determines-successful-and-unsuccessful-working-memory-formation
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Shohei Teramoto, Tsubasa Inaoka, Yumie Ono, Shohei Teramoto, Tsubasa Inaoka, Yumie Ono, Shohei Teramoto, Tsubasa Inaoka, Yumie Ono
Using EEG source reconstruction with Multiple Sparse Priors (MSP), we investigated the regional brain activity that determines successful memory encoding in two participant groups of high and low accuracy rates. Eighteen healthy young adults performed a sequential fashion of visual Sternberg memory task. The 32-channel EEG was continuously measured during participants performed two 70 trials of memory task. The regional brain activity corresponding to the oscillatory EEG activity in the alpha band (8-13 Hz) during encoding period was analyzed by MSP implemented in SPM8...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227763/network-effects-and-pathways-in-deep-brain-stimulation-in-parkinson-s-disease
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N Koirala, V Fleischer, O Granert, G Deuschl, M Muthuraman, S Groppa, N Koirala, V Fleischer, O Granert, G Deuschl, M Muthuraman, S Groppa
Deep brain stimulation of subthalamic nucleus (STN-DBS) became a standard therapeutic option in Parkinson's disease (PD), even though the underlying modulated network of STN-DBS is still poorly described. Probabilistic tractography and connectivity analysis as derived from diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) were performed together with modelling of implanted electrode positions and linked postoperative clinical outcome. Fifteen patients with idiopathic PD without dementia were selected for DBS treatment. After pre-processing, probabilistic tractography was run from cortical and subcortical seeds of the hypothesized network to targets represented by the positions of the active DBS contacts...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227754/brain-heart-linear-and-nonlinear-dynamics-during-visual-emotional-elicitation-in-healthy-subjects
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G Valenza, A Greco, C Gentili, A Lanata, N Toschi, R Barbieri, L Sebastiani, D Menicucci, A Gemignani, E P Scilingo, G Valenza, A Greco, C Gentili, A Lanata, N Toschi, R Barbieri, L Sebastiani, D Menicucci, A Gemignani, E P Scilingo, A Lanata, A Gemignani, E P Scilingo, A Greco, D Menicucci, L Sebastiani, C Gentili, N Toschi, R Barbieri, G Valenza
This study investigates brain-heart dynamics during visual emotional elicitation in healthy subjects through linear and nonlinear coupling measures of EEG spectrogram and instantaneous heart rate estimates. To this extent, affective pictures including different combinations of arousal and valence levels, gathered from the International Affective Picture System, were administered to twenty-two healthy subjects. Time-varying maps of cortical activation were obtained through EEG spectral analysis, whereas the associated instantaneous heartbeat dynamics was estimated using inhomogeneous point-process linear models...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227541/effects-of-electrode-displacement-in-high-definition-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-a-computational-study
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Hyeon Seo, Donghyeon Kim, Sung Chan Jun, Hyeon Seo, Donghyeon Kim, Sung Chan Jun, Donghyeon Kim, Sung Chan Jun, Hyeon Seo
In order to understand better the ways in which cortical excitability is linked to target brain areas, this study describes the effects of focalized high-definition transcranial direct current stimulation (HD-tDCS), and investigates the way in which these effects persisted after the stimulus electrodes were displaced from the target area. We constructed a 3D volume conduction model of an anatomically realistic head that is ideal for HD-tDCS, as well as compartmental models of layer 3 and layer 5 pyramidal neurons...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227409/projected-current-density-comparison-in-tdcs-block-and-smooth-fe-modeling
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Aprinda Indahlastari, Munish Chauhan, Rosalind J Sadleir, Aprinda Indahlastari, Munish Chauhan, Rosalind J Sadleir, Aprinda Indahlastari, Munish Chauhan, Rosalind J Sadleir
Current density distribution and projected current density calculation following transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) forward model in a human head were compared between two modeling pipelines: block and smooth. Block model was directly constructed from MRI voxel resolution and simulated in C. Smooth models underwent a boundary smoothing process by applying recursive Gaussian filters and simulated in COMSOL. Three smoothing levels were added to determine their effects on current density distribution compared to block models...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227402/simplified-eeg-inverse-solution-for-bci-real-time-implementation
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L Duque-Munoz, F Vargas, J D Lopez, L Duque-Munoz, F Vargas, J D Lopez, F Vargas, L Duque-Munoz, J D Lopez
EEG brain imaging has become a promising approach in Brain-computer interface applications. However, accurate reconstruction of active regions and computational burden are still open issues. In this paper, we propose to use a simplified forward model that includes the reduction of the cortical dipoles based on Brodmann areas together with state-of-the-art EEG brain imaging techniques. With this approach the well known Beamformers and Greedy Search inverse solutions become feasible for real-time implementation, while guaranteeing lower localization error than previous approaches used in BCI...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226862/novel-fractal-planar-electrode-design-for-efficient-neural-stimulation
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Xuefeng Wei, Mehdi Benmassaoud, Miriam Meller, Sindhuja Kuchibhatla, Xuefeng Wei, Mehdi Benmassaoud, Miriam Meller, Sindhuja Kuchibhatla, Mehdi Benmassaoud, Sindhuja Kuchibhatla, Miriam Meller, Xuefeng Wei
Planar electrodes are used in epidural spinal cord stimulation and cortical stimulation. Stimulation efficiency of an electrode is characterized by its ability to activate a volume of neural tissue with lower voltage and power requirements. As current density tends to increase towards the sharp edges of an electrode, we hypothesize that electrode designs involving a greater amount of sharp edges will have higher variations of current density, and therefore increase stimulation efficiency, compared to electrodes with flat or rounded edges...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226818/stochastic-modeling-of-spontaneous-bursting-activity-to-simulate-neural-responses-of-in-vitro-networks-on-multielectrode-arrays
#17
Gaetano Valenza, Gianluca Vannucci, Enzo Wanke, Enzo Pasquale Scilingo, Gaetano Valenza, Gianluca Vannucci, Enzo Wanke, Enzo Pasquale Scilingo, Gaetano Valenza, Enzo Wanke, Gianluca Vannucci, Enzo Pasquale Scilingo
The study of neuronal bursting activity, observed in cell-culture, is physiologically important because is correlated with synaptic transmission, plasticity, and information processing. However, besides strong ethical issues related to the use of animal models, there are many limitations due to experimental setup and neural signaling acquisition. In this study, we propose a stochastic modeling approach to simulate neural dynamics observed in networks of neocortical neurons from an ex vivo normal mouse. Specifically, we devised a stochastic version of the Izhichevich's model of cortical neurons, and simulated a network of excitatory and inhibitory neurons also accounting for cell signaling delays...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226806/multistep-model-for-predicting-upper-limb-3d-isometric-force-application-from-pre-movement-electrocorticographic-features
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Jing Wu, Benjamin R Shuman, Bingni W Brunton, Katherine M Steele, Jared D Olson, Rajesh P N Rao, Jeffrey G Ojemann, Jing Wu, Benjamin R Shuman, Bingni W Brunton, Katherine M Steele, Jared D Olson, Rajesh P N Rao, Jeffrey G Ojemann, Rajesh P N Rao, Jared D Olson, Benjamin R Shuman, Katherine M Steele, Jing Wu, Jeffrey G Ojemann, Bingni W Brunton
Neural correlates of movement planning onset and direction may be present in human electrocorticography in the signal dynamics of both motor and non-motor cortical regions. We use a three-stage model of jPCA reduced-rank hidden Markov model (jPCA-RR-HMM), regularized shrunken-centroid discriminant analysis (RDA), and LASSO regression to extract direction-sensitive planning information and movement onset in an upper-limb 3D isometric force task in a human subject. This mode achieves a relatively high true positive force-onset prediction rate of 60% within 250ms, and an above-chance 36% accuracy (17% chance) in predicting one of six planned 3D directions of isometric force using pre-movement signals...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226768/thalamic-gamma-band-desynchronization-in-a-computational-model-of-the-auditory-pathway
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Ana E Uriarte, Lars Haab, Narsis Salafzoon, Daniel J Strauss, Ana E Uriarte, Lars Haab, Narsis Salafzoon, Daniel J Strauss, Ana E Uriarte, Lars Haab, Narsis Salafzoon, Daniel J Strauss
Recent studies have focused on modeling the response of the early auditory processing stages to sound stimuli. However, the influence of sound on the higher stages like the auditory thalamus are not well identified. To understand how different sound stimuli affect the response of neurons in these higher stages, it is necessary to model the auditory pathway from the auditory nerve (AN) through the different stages up to the cortex. In this article we present a model of one of the paths through which sound travels from the AN to the cortex...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226670/computational-modeling-of-high-frequency-oscillations-recorded-with-clinical-intracranial-macroelectrodes
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M Shamas, P Benquet, I Merlet, W El Falou, M Khalil, F Wendling, M Shamas, P Benquet, I Merlet, W El Falou, M Khalil, F Wendling, M Khalil, P Benquet, I Merlet, W El Falou, M Shamas, F Wendling
High Frequency Oscillations (HFOs) are a potential biomarker of epileptogenic regions. They have been extensively investigated in terms of automatic detection, classification and feature extraction. However, the mechanisms governing the generation of HFOs as well as the observability conditions on clinical intracranial macroelectrodes remain elusive. In this paper, we propose a novel physiologically-relevant macroscopic model for accurate simulation of HFOs as invasively recorded in epileptic patients. This model accounts for both the temporal and spatial properties of the cortical patch at the origin of epileptiform activity...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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