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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807038/nlr-mlp-svm-and-lda-a-comparative-analysis-on-emg-data-from-people-with-trans-radial-amputation
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Alberto Dellacasa Bellingegni, Emanuele Gruppioni, Giorgio Colazzo, Angelo Davalli, Rinaldo Sacchetti, Eugenio Guglielmelli, Loredana Zollo
BACKGROUND: Currently, the typically adopted hand prosthesis surface electromyography (sEMG) control strategies do not provide the users with a natural control feeling and do not exploit all the potential of commercially available multi-fingered hand prostheses. Pattern recognition and machine learning techniques applied to sEMG can be effective for a natural control based on the residual muscles contraction of amputated people corresponding to phantom limb movements. As the researches has reached an advanced grade accuracy, these algorithms have been proved and the embedding is necessary for the realization of prosthetic devices...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795001/evaluation-and-management-of-sport-related-concussions-in-adolescent-athletes
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REVIEW
Dilip R Patel, Venu Parachuri, Amrith Shettigar
Sport-related concussions in young athletes are common, generally under reported and often go unrecognized. Concussion in sport may result either from a direct impact to the head or from indirect forces transmitted to the brain from impact elsewhere on the body. Concussions may also result from sudden acceleration, deceleration or rotational forces to the brain. The key features of concussion include confusion, impaired memory and reduced speed of information processing. Recovery may occur from a few days to several weeks or months...
July 2017: Translational pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782078/leg-local-neural-mechanisms-for-searching-and-learning-enhance-robotic-locomotion
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Nicholas S Szczecinski, Roger D Quinn
Adapting motor output based on environmental forces is critical for successful locomotion in the real world. Arthropods use at least two neural mechanisms to adjust muscle activation while walking based on detected forces. Mechanism 1 uses negative feedback of leg depressor force to ensure that each stance leg supports an appropriate amount of the body's weight. Mechanism 2 encourages searching for ground contact if the leg supports no body weight. We expand the neural controller for MantisBot, a robot based upon a praying mantis, to include these mechanisms by incorporating leg-local memory and command neurons, as observed in arthropods...
August 7, 2017: Biological Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779801/editorial-commentary-the-grapefruit-so-much-more-than-an-annoying-breakfast-item-a-valuable-tool-for-arthroscopic-simulation-training
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EDITORIAL
Laith M Jazrawi
As our industry is continually developing more technologically advanced and expensive virtual training equipment, the grapefruit may represent an economic and accessible approach to arthroscopic simulation. This won't replace simulators, but it could become an important tool in the armamentarium of arthroscopic educators as it provides inexpensive haptic feedback necessary to create the muscle memory pathways for the improvement of arthroscopic skills.
August 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777180/sleep-wake-disorders-of-childhood
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Suresh Kotagal
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Sleep-wake disorders occur in 10% to 28% of children and differ somewhat in pathophysiology and management from sleep-wake disorders in adults. This article discusses the diagnosis and management of key childhood sleep disorders. RECENT FINDINGS: The role of sleep in memory consolidation and in the facilitation of learning has been increasingly recognized, even at the toddler stage. Cataplexy, a key feature of narcolepsy type 1, may be subtle in childhood and characterized by transient muscle weakness isolated to the face...
August 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729438/electrophysiological-evidence-that-the-retrosplenial-cortex-displays-a-strong-and-specific-activation-phased-with-hippocampal-theta-during-paradoxical-rem-sleep
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Koike Bruna Del Vechio, Farias Kelly Soares, Billwiller Francesca, Almeida-Filho Daniel, Libourel Paul-Antoine, Tiran-Cappello Alix, Parmentier Régis, Blanco Wilfredo, Ribeiro Sidarta, Luppi Pierre-Herve, Queiroz Claudio Marcos
It is widely accepted that cortical neurons are similarly more activated during waking and paradoxical sleep (PS, aka REM) than during slow wave sleep (SWS). However, we recently reported using Fos labeling that only a few limbic cortical structures including the retrosplenial (RSC) and anterior cingulate (ACA) cortices contain a large number of neurons activated during PS hypersomnia. Our aim in the present study was to record local field potentials (LFPs) and unit activity from these two structures across all vigilance states in freely moving male rats to determine whether the RSC and the ACA are electrophysiologically specifically active during basal PS episodes...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720467/intradermal-immunization-with-raav1-vector-induces-robust-memory-cd8-t-cell-responses-independently-of-transgene-expression-in-dcs
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Alexandre Ghenassia, David-Alexandre Gross, Stéphanie Lorain, Fabiola Tros, Dominique Urbain, Sofia Benkhelifa-Ziyyat, Alain Charbit, Jean Davoust, Pascal Chappert
Recombinant adeno-associated viral (rAAV) vectors exhibit interesting properties as vaccine carriers for their ability to induce long-lasting antibody responses. However, rAAV-based vaccines have been suggested to trigger functionally impaired long-term memory CD8(+) T cell responses, in part due to poor dendritic cell (DC) transduction. Such results, albeit limited to intramuscular immunization, undermined the use of rAAV as vaccine vehicles against intracellular pathogens. We report here that intradermal immunization with a model rAAV2/1-based vaccine drives the development of bona fide long-term memory CD8(+) T cell responses...
July 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713963/sexual-dimorphism-of-frailty-and-cognitive-impairment-potential-underlying-mechanisms-review
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Qingwei Ruan, Grazia D'onofrio, Tao Wu, Antonio Greco, Daniele Sancarlo, Zhuowei Yu
The aim of the present study was to assess systematically gender differences in susceptibility to frailty and cognitive performance decline, and the underlying mechanisms. A systematic assessment was performed of the identified reviews of cohort, mechanistic and epidemiological studies. The selection criteria of the present study included: i) Sexual dimorphism of frailty, ii) sexual dimorphism of subjective memory decline (impairment) and atrophy of hippocampus during early life, iii) sexual dimorphism of late‑onset Alzheimer's disease and iv) sexual dimorphism mechanisms underlying frailty and cognitive impairment...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707283/multimodal-physical-activity-increases-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-levels-and-improves-cognition-in-institutionalized-older-women
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Kelem Vedovelli, Bruno Lima Giacobbo, Márcio Silveira Corrêa, Andréa Wieck, Irani Iracema de Lima Argimon, Elke Bromberg
Physical activity has been proposed as a promising intervention to improve cognition and decrease the risk of dementia in older adults. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) appears to mediate, at least partially, these effects of exercise. However, intervention studies of the effects of multimodal exercises on cognition and BDNF levels are scarce and composed by small samples. Thus, the generalization of the conclusions of these studies depends on the reproducibility of the results. In order to contribute to the knowledge on the field, the present study evaluated the effects of a physical activity intervention composed by muscle strengthening and aerobic conditioning on BDNF levels and cognition in older women...
July 13, 2017: GeroScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706566/motor-vehicle-collisions-caused-by-the-super-strength-synthetic-cannabinoids-mam-2201-5f-pb-22-5f-ab-pinaca-5f-amb-and-5f-adb-in-japan-experienced-from-2012-to-2014
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REVIEW
Shuji Kaneko
From 2012 to 2014 in Japan, 214 cases of motor vehicle collisions were attributed to the use of illegal drugs. In 93 out of 96 investigated cases, the causative agents were a variety of synthetic cannabinoids (SCs). These SCs can be classified into three groups according to the lineage of the chemical structures: (1) naphthoyl indoles, such as MAM-2201, (2) quinolinyl ester indoles, such as 5F-PB-22, and (3) indazole carboxamides, such as 5F-AB-PINACA, 5F-AMB, and 5F-ADB. These SCs became available sequentially with increasing cannabinoid CB1 agonist potencies and reached a nationwide outbreak in the summer of 2014...
2017: Forensic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684590/heat-acclimation-has-a-protective-effect-on-the-central-but-not-peripheral-nervous-system
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Sebastien Racinais, Mathew G Wilson, Nadia Gaoua, Julien D Périard
This study aimed to clarify the pathway mediating hyperthermia-induced alterations in neural drive transmission, and determine if heat acclimation protects voluntary muscle activation and cognitive function in hyperthermic humans. Electrically evoked potentials (H-reflex and M-wave), executive function (special planning and working memory) and maximal voluntary isometric contractions (120 s) were assessed in fourteen participants in control condition (CON, 24ºC, 40% RH) and hyperthermic states (HYP, 44-50ºC, 50% RH), on consecutive days in a counterbalanced order...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681943/exercise-makes-your-brain-bigger-skeletal-muscle-vegf-and-hippocampal-neurogenesis
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Heather J Ballard
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 6, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677012/persistent-impairments-3%C3%A2-years-after-neo-adjuvant-chemotherapy-for-breast-cancer-results-from-the-matox-project
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Hans-Jürgen Hurtz, Hans Tesch, Thomas Göhler, Ulrich Hutzschenreuter, Johanna Harde, Lisa Kruggel, Martina Jänicke, Norbert Marschner
PURPOSE: Although treatment for early breast cancer improved prognosis greatly, it can have significant long-term consequences, which must be considered during treatment decision. METHODS: 453 patients with neoadjuvant or adjuvant treatment intention were recruited into the MaTox project within the prospective, multicentre, population-based German TMK cohort study (Tumour Registry Breast Cancer) between 2008 and 2009. Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) on 26 treatment-related symptoms were assessed via a specifically designed questionnaire at 4 weeks, 6 months, 18 months and 3 years after start of systemic treatment...
July 5, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673760/the-influence-of-sleep-disordered-breathing-in-rem-sleep-behavior-disorder
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Paulo Bugalho, Marcelo Mendonça, Raquel Barbosa, Manuel Salavisa
OBJECTIVES/BACKGROUND: Because both REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) can present with similar symptoms, it is important to understand the influence of OSA in the clinical manifestations of RBD and whether RBD modulates OSA severity. Our objectives were to compare: 1. the intensity of non-motor symptoms between RBD patients with (RBD-OSA) and without OSA (RBD-non-OSA), and 2. polysomnographic features between RBD-OSA and OSA without RBD (OSA-non-RBD) patients...
June 1, 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666833/ludwigia-octovalvis-extract-improves-glycemic-control-and-memory-performance-in-diabetic-mice
#15
Wei-Sheng Lin, Jung-Hsin Lo, Jo-Hsuan Yang, Hao-Wei Wang, Shou-Zen Fan, Jui-Hung Yen, Pei-Yu Wang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Ludwigia octovalvis (Jacq.) P.H. Raven (Onagraceae) extracts have historically been consumed as a healthful drink for treating various conditions, including edema, nephritis, hypotension and diabetes. AIM OF THE STUDY: We have previously shown that Ludwigia octovalvis extract (LOE) can significantly extend lifespan and improve age-related memory deficits in Drosophila melanogaster through activating AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK)...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655701/impact-of-oral-supplementation-of-glutamate-and-gaba-on-memory-performance-and-neurochemical-profile-in-hippocampus-of-rats
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Saiqa Tabassum, Saara Ahmad, Syeda Madiha, Saima Khaliq, Sidrah Shahzad, Zehra Batool, Saida Haider
Glutamate (GLU) and gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA) are essential amino acids (AA) for brain function serving as excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmitter respectively. Their tablets are available in market for improving gut function and muscle performance. Despite of having a major role during memory formation and processing, effects of these tablets on brain functioning like learning and memory have not been investigated. Therefore, present study is aimed to investigate the effects of orally supplemented GLU and GABA on learning and memory performance and further to monitor related effects of these orally supplemented GLU and GABA on brain levels of these AA...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653925/nsaids-ameliorate-cognitive-and-motor-impairment-in-a-model-of-parkinsonism-induced-by-chlorpromazine
#17
Sadaf Naeem, Rahila Ikram, Saira Saeed Khan, Sadia Saleem Rao
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a long-lasting neurodegenerative brain disease. It is characterized by a gradual decline in motor and non motor symptoms especially postural instability, tremors and memory impairment with localized loss of neurons mainly in the Substantia nigra. In the current research we evaluated the effects of Non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) on motor coordination and memory in chlorpromazine (CPZ) induced Parkinson's experimental model. Intraperitoneal (i.p.) injection of CPZ (3 mg/kg) was given to all rats for 21 days to induce Parkinson like symptoms; ibuprofen (40mg/kg/day) and celecoxib (20mg/kg) were administered 30 minutes after CPZ injection...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621563/reduced-mastication-impairs-memory-function
#18
Y Fukushima-Nakayama, Takehito Ono, M Hayashi, M Inoue, H Wake, Takashi Ono, T Nakashima
Mastication is an indispensable oral function related to physical, mental, and social health throughout life. The elderly tend to have a masticatory dysfunction due to tooth loss and fragility in the masticatory muscles with aging, potentially resulting in impaired cognitive function. Masticatory stimulation has influence on the development of the central nervous system (CNS) as well as the growth of maxillofacial tissue in children. Although the relationship between mastication and cognitive function is potentially important in the growth period, the cellular and molecular mechanisms have not been sufficiently elucidated...
August 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592561/vaccine-priming-is-restricted-to-draining-lymph-nodes-and-controlled-by-adjuvant-mediated-antigen-uptake
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Frank Liang, Gustaf Lindgren, Kerrie J Sandgren, Elizabeth A Thompson, Joseph R Francica, Anja Seubert, Ennio De Gregorio, Susan Barnett, Derek T O'Hagan, Nancy J Sullivan, Richard A Koup, Robert A Seder, Karin Loré
The innate immune mechanisms by which adjuvants enhance the potency and protection of vaccine-induced adaptive immunity are largely unknown. We introduce a model to delineate the steps of how adjuvant-driven innate immune activation leads to priming of vaccine responses using rhesus macaques. Fluorescently labeled HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein (Env) was administered together with the conventional aluminum salt (alum) adjuvant. This was compared to Env given with alum with preabsorbed Toll-like receptor 7 (TLR7) ligand (alum-TLR7) or the emulsion MF59 because they show superiority over alum for qualitatively and quantitatively improved vaccine responses...
June 7, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577103/neuromotor-activity-anxiety-and-cognitive-function-in-the-in-vivo-model-of-alimentary-hyperlipidemia-and-obesity
#20
S A Apryatin, Yu S Sidorova, V A Shipelin, A Balakina, N V Trusov, V K Mazo
Behavioral indicators characterizing specific features of the pathological process of alimentary-dependent diseases were studied using in vivo model of alimentary hyperlipidemia in rats and mice. Rats and mice of the control groups received balanced semisynthetic diet for 63 days; animals of the experimental groups received a diet with high fat content (30% dry weight), balanced or high-fat diet with fructose solution instead of water, balanced cholesterol-enriched diet (0.5% dry weight), or balanced cholesterol-enriched diet with fructose solution...
June 3, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
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