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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786441/x-ray-photoelectron-spectroscopy-studies-of-nanoparticles-dispersed-in-static-liquid
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Luan Nguyen, Paul Pengcheng Tao, Huimin Liu, Mohamed Al-Hada, Matteo Amati, Hikmet Sezen, Luca Gregoratti, Yu Tang, Stephen D House, Franklin Feng Tao
For nanoparticles active for chemical and energy transformations in liquid environment, chemistries of surface or near-surface regions of these catalyst nanoparticles in liquid are crucial for fundamentally understanding their catalytic performances at a molecular level. Compared to catalysis at a solid-gas interface, there is very limited information on surface of these catalyst nanoparticles under working condition or during catalysis. Photoelectron spectroscopy is a surface-sensitive technique; however, it is challenging to study the surfaces of catalyst nanoparticles dispersed in liquid due to the short inelastic mean free path of photoelectrons travelling in liquid...
May 22, 2018: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785858/gaze-behaviors-during-serve-returns-in-tennis-a-comparison-between-intermediate-and-high-skill-players
#2
Camilo Sáenz-Moncaleano, Itay Basevitch, Gershon Tenenbaum
The authors studied gaze behaviors in high- and intermediate-skill tennis players while they performed tennis serve returns. Participants returned 40 serves in 4 serve locations while wearing a mobile eye tracker. The ball's flight path was deconstructed into 3 distinct locations (i.e., ball before bouncing on surface, the bounce area, and ball after bouncing on surface), and gaze behaviors along with quiet-eye (QE) onset and durations were recorded. Results revealed that (a) high-skill players exhibited better return shots than their lower skill counterparts, (b) high-skill players and high-score shots were characterized by longer fixation durations on the ball at prebounce, and (c) longer QE durations were observed for high-skill players and high-score shots...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785857/a-simulation-study-on-two-analytical-techniques-for-alternating-treatments-designs
#3
Rumen Manolov
Alternating treatments designs (ATDs) are single-case experimental designs entailing the rapid alternation of conditions, and the specific sequence of conditions is usually determined at random. The visual analysis of ATD data entails comparing the data paths formed by connecting the measurements from the same condition. Apart from visual analyses, there are at least two quantitative analytical options also comparing data paths. On option is a visual structured criterion (VSC) regarding the number of comparisons for which one conditions has to be superior to the other to consider that the difference is not only due to random fluctuations...
May 1, 2018: Behavior Modification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785782/path-analysis-of-caregiver-characteristics-and-neuropsychiatric-symptoms-in-alzheimer-s-disease-patients
#4
Lais L Delfino, Ricardo S Komatsu, Caroline Komatsu, Anita L Neri, Meire Cachioni
AIM: To determine the direct and indirect relationships of sociodemographic, emotional and behavioral characteristics of family caregivers of Alzheimer's disease patients who have neuropsychiatric symptoms. METHODS: A total of 134 family caregivers answered a questionnaire with sociodemographic data, and questions regarding the context of care, Neuropsychiatric Inventory, Zarit Burden Interview, Dementia Management Strategies Scale and the Beck Depression Inventory...
May 22, 2018: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785749/cardiac-vagal-regulation-in-infancy-predicts-executive-function-and-social-competence-in-preschool-indirect-effects-through-language
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Margaret Whedon, Nicole B Perry, Susan D Calkins, Martha A Bell
Parasympathetic nervous system functioning in infancy may serve a foundational role in the development of cognitive and socioemotional skills (Calkins, 2007). In this study (N = 297), we investigated the potential indirect effects of cardiac vagal regulation in infancy on children's executive functioning and social competence in preschool via expressive and receptive language in toddlerhood. Vagal regulation was assessed at 10 months during two attention conditions (social, nonsocial) via task-related changes in respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA)...
May 21, 2018: Developmental Psychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785748/the-relation-of-respiratory-sinus-arrhythmia-to-later-shyness-moderation-by-neighborhood-quality
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Hui Zhang, Tracy L Spinrad, Nancy Eisenberg, Linlin Zhang
The purpose of the study was to predict young children's shyness from both internal/biological (i.e., resting respiratory sinus arrhythmia; RSA) and external (i.e., neighborhood quality) factors. Participants were 180 children at 42 (Time 1; T1), 72 (T2), and 84 (T3) months of age. RSA data were obtained at T1 during a neutral film in the laboratory. Mothers reported perceived neighborhood quality at T2 and children's dispositional shyness at T1 and T3. Path analyses indicated that resting RSA interacted with neighborhood quality to predict T3 shyness, even after controlling for earlier family income and T1 shyness...
May 21, 2018: Developmental Psychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785522/non-invasive-vagus-nerve-stimulation-significantly-improves-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-persistent-postural-perceptual-dizziness
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Ozan E Eren, Filipp Filippopulos, Kristina Sönmez, Ken Möhwald, Andreas Straube, Florian Schöberl
Persistent postural-perceptual dizziness (PPPD) is one of the most common causes of chronic vestibular disorders, with a substantial portion of the affected patients showing no significant improvement to standard therapies (i.e., pharmacotherapy, behavioral psychotherapy). Patients with PPPD have been shown to have a significant comorbidity with anxiety disorders and depression. Further, these patients show an activation of the autonomic nervous system resulting in symptoms such as nausea, increase of heart rate, and sweating...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785097/inter-gender-differences-of-balance-indicators-in-persons-60-90-years-of-age
#8
Ewa Puszczalowska-Lizis, Przemyslaw Bujas, Slawomir Jandzis, Jaroslaw Omorczyk, Marek Zak
Introduction: Precision of movements responsible for maintaining balance deteriorates with age due to natural involutionary processes, thus prompting a research question whether the values of gender-related stability indicators might differ significantly among the study subjects over 60 years of age. Methods: The study group comprised 136 seniors (89 women, 47 men; aged 60-90 years). The CQ-Stab 2P 2-platform posturograph was used as the main research device, whereas the Mann-Whitney U -test was used to evaluate the gender-related differences in the average level of variables...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784978/genomes-of-all-known-members-of-a-plasmodium-subgenus-reveal-paths-to-virulent-human-malaria
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Thomas D Otto, Aude Gilabert, Thomas Crellen, Ulrike Böhme, Céline Arnathau, Mandy Sanders, Samuel O Oyola, Alain Prince Okouga, Larson Boundenga, Eric Willaume, Barthélémy Ngoubangoye, Nancy Diamella Moukodoum, Christophe Paupy, Patrick Durand, Virginie Rougeron, Benjamin Ollomo, François Renaud, Chris Newbold, Matthew Berriman, Franck Prugnolle
Plasmodium falciparum, the most virulent agent of human malaria, shares a recent common ancestor with the gorilla parasite Plasmodium praefalciparum. Little is known about the other gorilla- and chimpanzee-infecting species in the same (Laverania) subgenus as P. falciparum, but none of them are capable of establishing repeated infection and transmission in humans. To elucidate underlying mechanisms and the evolutionary history of this subgenus, we have generated multiple genomes from all known Laverania species...
May 21, 2018: Nature Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784885/-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-regulated-intramembrane-proteolysis-rip-protease-mucp-can-overcome-mutations-in-the-algo-periplasmic-protease-to-restore-alginate-production-in-nonmucoid-revertants
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Camila Delgado, Laura Florez, Ivonne Lollett, Christine Lopez, Shiva Kangeyan, Hansi Kumari, Marios Stylianou, Robert J Smiddy, Lisa Schneper, Robert T Sautter, George Szatmari, Kalai Mathee
The progression of cystic fibrosis (CF) from an acute to a chronic disease is often associated with the conversion of the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa from a nonmucoid form to a mucoid form in the lung. This conversion involves the overproduction of the exopolysaccharide alginate, whose production is under control of the AlgT/U sigma factor. This factor is regulated posttranslationally by an extremely unstable process and has been commonly attributed to mutations in the algT/U gene. By exploiting this unstable phenotype, we isolated 34 spontaneous nonmucoid variants arising from the mucoid strain PDO300, a PAO1 derivative containing the mucA22 allele commonly found in mucoid CF isolates...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784801/consistent-and-powerful-non-euclidean-graph-based-change-point-test-with-applications-to-segmenting-random-interfered-video-data
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Xiaoping Shi, Yuehua Wu, Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao
The change-point detection has been carried out in terms of the Euclidean minimum spanning tree (MST) and shortest Hamiltonian path (SHP), with successful applications in the determination of authorship of a classic novel, the detection of change in a network over time, the detection of cell divisions, etc. However, these Euclidean graph-based tests may fail if a dataset contains random interferences. To solve this problem, we present a powerful non-Euclidean SHP-based test, which is consistent and distribution-free...
May 21, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784799/amorphous-boron-oxide-at-megabar-pressures-via-inelastic-x-ray-scattering
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Sung Keun Lee, Yong-Hyun Kim, Paul Chow, Yunming Xiao, Cheng Ji, Guoyin Shen
Structural transition in amorphous oxides, including glasses, under extreme compression above megabar pressures (>1 million atmospheric pressure, 100 GPa) results in unique densification paths that differ from those in crystals. Experimentally verifying the atomistic origins of such densifications beyond 100 GPa remains unknown. Progress in inelastic X-ray scattering (IXS) provided insights into the pressure-induced bonding changes in oxide glasses; however, IXS has a signal intensity several orders of magnitude smaller than that of elastic X-rays, posing challenges for probing glass structures above 100 GPa near the Earth's core-mantle boundary...
May 21, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784784/uncovering-universal-rules-governing-the-selectivity-of-the-archetypal-dna-glycosylase-tdg
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Thomas Dodd, Chunli Yan, Bradley R Kossmann, Kurt Martin, Ivaylo Ivanov
Thymine DNA glycosylase (TDG) is a pivotal enzyme with dual roles in both genome maintenance and epigenetic regulation. TDG is involved in cytosine demethylation at CpG sites in DNA. Here we have used molecular modeling to delineate the lesion search and DNA base interrogation mechanisms of TDG. First, we examined the capacity of TDG to interrogate not only DNA substrates with 5-carboxyl cytosine modifications but also G:T mismatches and nonmismatched (A:T) base pairs using classical and accelerated molecular dynamics...
May 21, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784534/presynaptic-dopaminergic-neuroimaging-in-rem-sleep-behavior-disorder-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Matteo Bauckneht, Andrea Chincarini, Fabrizio De Carli, Michele Terzaghi, Silvia Morbelli, Flavio Nobili, Dario Arnaldi
The presence of polysomnography-confirmed REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is the stronger risk factor for having prodromal Parkinson disease (PD), followed by abnormal presynaptic dopaminergic radionuclide neuroimaging. Aim of the review is to conduct a meta-analysis of literature data regarding presynaptic dopaminergic neuroimaging in RBD. A literature search was conducted, resulting in 16 papers that met the inclusion criteria. Clinical and neuroimaging data were extracted. The studies are heterogeneous, especially for neuroimaging methodology...
April 22, 2018: Sleep Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784246/the-effect-of-a-maternity-support-belt-on-static-stability-and-posture-in-pregnant-and-non-pregnant-women
#15
Marie Elena Bey, Adamantios Arampatzis, Kirsten Legerlotz
PURPOSE: Physical and hormonal changes during pregnancy are thought to affect balance and injury risk, with increased numbers of falls being reported. A maternity support belt (MSB) has been suggested to stabilize the pelvis and to enhance balance. The purpose of this study was therefore to investigate the effect of an MSB on postural stability in different trimesters of pregnancy. METHODS: Postural stability was assessed in the first (T1, n = 30), second (T2, n = 30) and third trimester (T3, n = 30) of pregnancy and compared to non-pregnant controls (n = 30), using a portable force plate...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784236/a-review-associations-between-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-physical-activity-medication-use-eating-behaviors-and-obesity-in-children-and-adolescents
#16
REVIEW
Danielle Quesada, Nasar U Ahmed, Kristopher P Fennie, Erica L Gollub, Boubakari Ibrahimou
In the past few years we have become increasingly aware of strong associations between obesity and ADHD. Both conditions are major public health issues, affecting children, adolescents and adults alike. OBJECTIVE: This review seeks to (1) examine prior research on the association between ADHD and obesity in children and adolescents; (2) discuss mechanisms and consequent behavioral attributes to gain understanding of the path association between ADHD and obesity, (3) review studies examining the role of physical activity, medication, eating behavior and gender on the relationship between ADHD and obesity in children and adolescents...
June 2018: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782407/effects-of-gait-training-with-auditory-feedback-on-walking-and-balancing-ability-in-adults-after-hemiplegic-stroke-a-preliminary-randomized-controlled-study
#17
Yong-Jun Cha, Jung-Doo Kim, Yu-Ran Choi, Nan-Hyang Kim, Sung-Min Son
The aim of this study was to identify a gait training type that better improves the walking and balancing abilities of adult patients with chronic hemiplegic stroke. Single-blinded, randomized, controlled, comparative preliminary study was carried out. Patients were recruited from the inpatient unit of a Rehabilitation Hospital. Thirty-one patients who had experienced hemiplegic stroke were randomly assigned to three groups: the heel group (gait training by active weight bearing on the paretic heel with auditory feedback), the forefoot group (gait training with auditory feedback from paretic metatarsals), and the control group (general gait intervention)...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782165/linked-cluster-formulation-of-electron-hole-interaction-kernel-in-real-space-representation-without-using-unoccupied-states
#18
Michael G Bayne, Jeremy A Scher, Benjamin H Ellis, Arindam Chakraborty
Electron-hole or quasiparticle representation plays a central role in describing electronic excitations in many-electron systems. For charge-neutral excitation, the electron-hole interaction kernel is the quantity of interest for calculating important excitation properties such as optical gap, optical spectra, electron-hole recombination and electron-hole binding energies. The electron-hole interaction kernel can be formally derived from the density-density correlation function using both Green's function and TDDFT formalism...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781830/early-self-regulation-early-self-regulatory-change-and-their-longitudinal-relations-to-adolescents-academic-health-and-mental-well-being-outcomes
#19
Steven J Howard, Kate E Williams
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the extent to which early self-regulation and early changes in self-regulation are associated with adolescents' academic, health, and mental well-being outcomes. METHODS: Data were collected from 1 of the cohorts in a large dual-cohort cross-sequential study of Australian children. This cohort consisted of a nationally representative data set of 4983 Australian children assessed at 4 to 5 years of age, who were followed longitudinally to 14 to 15 years of age...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781637/a-comparison-of-several-approaches-for-controlling-measurement-error-in-small-samples
#20
Victoria Savalei
It is well known that methods that fail to account for measurement error in observed variables, such as regression and path analysis (PA), can result in poor estimates and incorrect inference. On the other hand, methods that fully account for measurement error, such as structural equation modeling with latent variables and multiple indicators, can produce highly variable estimates in small samples. This article advocates a family of intermediate models for small samples (N < 200), referred to as single indicator (SI) models...
May 21, 2018: Psychological Methods
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