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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339922/effect-of-rhythmic-auditory-cueing-on-gait-in-cerebral-palsy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Shashank Ghai, Ishan Ghai, Alfred O Effenberg
Auditory entrainment can influence gait performance in movement disorders. The entrainment can incite neurophysiological and musculoskeletal changes to enhance motor execution. However, a consensus as to its effects based on gait in people with cerebral palsy is still warranted. A systematic review and meta-analysis were carried out to analyze the effects of rhythmic auditory cueing on spatiotemporal and kinematic parameters of gait in people with cerebral palsy. Systematic identification of published literature was performed adhering to Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses and American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine guidelines, from inception until July 2017, on online databases: Web of Science, PEDro, EBSCO, Medline, Cochrane, Embase and ProQuest...
2018: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331210/to-roll-the-eyes-and-snap-a-bite-function-development-and-evolution-of-craniofacial-muscles
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Frank R Schubert, Arun J Singh, Oluwatomisin Afoyalan, Chrissa Kioussi, Susanne Dietrich
Craniofacial muscles, muscles that move the eyes, control facial expression and allow food uptake and speech, have long been regarded as a variation on the general body muscle scheme. However, evidence has accumulated that the function of head muscles, their developmental anatomy and the underlying regulatory cascades are distinct. This article reviews the key aspects of craniofacial muscle and muscle stem cell formation and discusses how this differs from the trunk programme of myogenesis; we show novel RNAseq data to support this notion...
January 10, 2018: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323667/making-new-genetic-diagnoses-with-old-data-iterative-reanalysis-and-reporting-from-genome-wide-data-in-1-133-families-with-developmental-disorders
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Caroline F Wright, Jeremy F McRae, Stephen Clayton, Giuseppe Gallone, Stuart Aitken, Tomas W FitzGerald, Philip Jones, Elena Prigmore, Diana Rajan, Jenny Lord, Alejandro Sifrim, Rosemary Kelsell, Michael J Parker, Jeffrey C Barrett, Matthew E Hurles, David R FitzPatrick, Helen V Firth
PurposeGiven the rapid pace of discovery in rare disease genomics, it is likely that improvements in diagnostic yield can be made by systematically reanalyzing previously generated genomic sequence data in light of new knowledge.MethodsWe tested this hypothesis in the United Kingdom-wide Deciphering Developmental Disorders study, where in 2014 we reported a diagnostic yield of 27% through whole-exome sequencing of 1,133 children with severe developmental disorders and their parents. We reanalyzed existing data using improved variant calling methodologies, novel variant detection algorithms, updated variant annotation, evidence-based filtering strategies, and newly discovered disease-associated genes...
January 11, 2018: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315221/introduction-of-exogenous-hsv-tk-suicide-gene-increases-safety-of-keratinocyte-derived-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-by-providing-genetic-emergency-exit-switch
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Maciej Sułkowski, Paweł Konieczny, Paula Chlebanowska, Marcin Majka
Since their invention in 2006, induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) cells remain a great promise for regenerative medicine circumventing the ethical issues linked to Embryonic Stem (ES) cell research. iPS cells can be generated in a patient-specific manner as an unlimited source of various cell types for in vitro drug screening, developmental biology studies and regenerative use. Having the capacity of differentiating into the cells of all three primary germ layers, iPS cells have high potential to form teratoma tumors...
January 9, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306932/clinical-study-of-fetal-neurobehavior-by-the-kanet-test
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REVIEW
Raul Moreira Neto, Selma Porovic
Fetal neurology is evolving as an area of great interest in prenatal diagnosis and fetal medicine. The identification and diagnosis of brain damage prenatally has been a great challenge in obstetrics for many years. Investigations of fetal behavior in comparison with morphological studies led to the conclusion that fetal behavioral patterns directly reflect developmental and maturational processes of the fetal central nervous system (CNS). Four-dimensional (4D) ultrasound has greatly improved the assessment of the quality of the fetal spontaneous movements, and enabled a better evaluation of fetal behavior...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305696/14-3-3-proteins-are-involved-in-growth-hyphal-branching-ganoderic-acid-biosynthesis-and-response-to-abiotic-stress-in-ganoderma-lucidum
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Tian-Jun Zhang, Liang Shi, Dong-Dong Chen, Rui Liu, Deng-Ke Shi, Chen-Gao Wu, Ze-Hua Sun, Ang Ren, Ming-Wen Zhao
Ganoderma lucidum, which contains many pharmacologically active compounds, is regarded as a traditional medicinal fungus. Nevertheless, the scarcity of basic research limits the commercial value and utilization of G. lucidum. As a class of highly conserved, phosphopeptide-binding proteins present in all eukaryotes, 14-3-3 proteins play vital roles in controlling multiple physiological processes, including signal transduction, primary metabolism, and stress responses. However, knowledge of the roles of 14-3-3 proteins in Basidiomycetes is sparse...
January 5, 2018: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297621/amnion-epithelial-cell-derived-exosomes-restrict-lung-injury-and-enhance-endogenous-lung-repair
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Jean L Tan, Sin N Lau, Bryan Leaw, Hong P T Nguyen, Lois A Salamonsen, Mohamed I Saad, Siow T Chan, Dandan Zhu, Mirja Krause, Carla Kim, William Sievert, Euan M Wallace, Rebecca Lim
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is characterized by chronic inflammation, severe scarring, and stem cell senescence. Stem cell-based therapies modulate inflammatory and fibrogenic pathways by release of soluble factors. Stem cell-derived extracellular vesicles should be explored as a potential therapy for IPF. Human amnion epithelial cell-derived exosomes (hAEC Exo) were isolated and compared against human lung fibroblasts exosomes. hAEC Exo were assessed as a potential therapy for lung fibrosis. Exosomes were isolated and evaluated for their protein and miRNA cargo...
January 3, 2018: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296563/single-repeated-dose-toxicity-and-genotoxicity-assessment-of-herb-formula-kiom2012h
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Hwayong Park, Youn-Hwan Hwang, Jin Yeul Ma
Background: Traditional medicine and herbal prescriptions are becoming more popular, and they account for a large share of the world's healthcare research studies, developments, and market demands. Increasing scientific evidence of the substantive efficacies such as preventive health keeping pharmaceutical materials and dietary supplements can be found elsewhere. Above all, safety should be the critical premise for considering developmental materials such as pharmaceuticals without side effects and toxicity...
December 2017: Integrative Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296561/an-analysis-of-the-combination-frequencies-of-constituent-medicinal-herbs-in-prescriptions-for-the-treatment-of-bone-and-joint-disorder-in-korean-medicine-determination-of-a-group-of-candidate-prescriptions-for-universal-use
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Yoo Kyoung Han, Seo Yul Kim, Jae Young Ahn, Jin Ung Baek
Background: This study aimed to select prescriptions (mixtures of medicinal herbs) used in the treatment of bone and joint disorders in Korean medicine, and through the analysis of medicinal herb combination frequencies, select a high-frequency medicinal herb combination group for further experimental and clinical research. Methods: We systematically searched for terms related to bone and joint disorder in the "Dongeuibogam (Dong yibaojian)", a seminal Korean medicine book...
December 2017: Integrative Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276780/the-role-of-epigenomics-in-personalized-medicine
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Mohamad M Kronfol, Mikhail G Dozmorov, Rong Huang, Patricia W Slattum, Joseph L McClay
Introduction: Epigenetics is the study of reversible modifications to chromatin and their extensive and profound effects on gene regulation. To date, the role of epigenetics in personalized medicine has been under-explored. Therefore, this review aims to highlight the vast potential that epigenetics holds. Areas covered: We first review the cell-specific nature of epigenetic states and how these can vary with developmental stage and in response to environmental factors...
2017: Expert Review of Precision Medicine and Drug Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276748/extracellular-matrix-bioscaffolds-for-building-gastrointestinal-tissue
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REVIEW
George S Hussey, Madeline C Cramer, Stephen F Badylak
Regenerative medicine is a rapidly advancing field that uses principles of tissue engineering, developmental biology, stem cell biology, immunology, and bioengineering to reconstruct diseased or damaged tissues. Biologic scaffolds composed of extracellular matrix have shown great promise as an inductive substrate to facilitate the constructive remodeling of gastrointestinal (GI) tissue damaged by neoplasia, inflammatory bowel disease, and congenital or acquired defects. The present review summarizes the preparation and use of extracellular matrix scaffolds for bioengineering of the GI tract, identifies significant advances made in regenerative medicine for the reconstruction of functional GI tissue, and describes an emerging therapeutic approach...
2018: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275226/reverse-engineering-organogenesis-through-feedback-loops-between-model-systems
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REVIEW
Cody Narciso, Jeremiah Zartman
Biological complexity and ethical limitations necessitate models of human development. Traditionally, genetic model systems have provided inexpensive routes to define mechanisms governing organ development. Recent progress has led to 3D human organoid models of development and disease. However, robust methods to control the size and morphology of organoids for high throughput studies need to be developed. Additionally, insights from multiple developmental contexts are required to reveal conserved genes and processes regulating organ growth and development...
December 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237703/genome-assembly-and-annotation-of-the-medicinal-plant-calotropis-gigantea-a-producer-of-anti-cancer-and-anti-malarial-cardenolides
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Genevieve M Hoopes, John P Hamilton, Jeongwoon Kim, Dongyan Zhao, Krystle Wiegert-Rininger, Emily Crisovan, C Robin Buell
Calotropis gigantea produces specialized secondary metabolites known as cardenolides which have anti-cancer and anti-malarial properties. Although transcriptomic studies have been conducted in other cardenolide-producing species, no nuclear genome assembly for an Asterid cardenolide-producing species has been reported to date. A high quality de novo assembly was generated for C. gigantea, representing 157,284,427 bp with an N50 scaffold size of 805,959 bp, for which quality assessments indicated a near complete representation of the genic space...
December 12, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237191/clinics-in-developmental-medicine
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Bernd A Neubauer
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December 13, 2017: Neuropediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233477/molecular-anatomy-of-the-developing-human-retina
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Akina Hoshino, Rinki Ratnapriya, Matthew J Brooks, Vijender Chaitankar, Matthew S Wilken, Chi Zhang, Margaret R Starostik, Linn Gieser, Anna La Torre, Mario Nishio, Olivia Bates, Ashley Walton, Olivia Bermingham-McDonogh, Ian A Glass, Rachel O L Wong, Anand Swaroop, Thomas A Reh
Clinical and genetic heterogeneity associated with retinal diseases makes stem-cell-based therapies an attractive strategy for personalized medicine. However, we have limited understanding of the timing of key events in the developing human retina, and in particular the factors critical for generating the unique architecture of the fovea and surrounding macula. Here we define three key epochs in the transcriptome dynamics of human retina from fetal day (D) 52 to 136. Coincident histological analyses confirmed the cellular basis of transcriptional changes and highlighted the dramatic acceleration of development in the fovea compared with peripheral retina...
December 1, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226784/the-reproductive-and-developmental-toxicity-of-nanoparticles-a-bibliometric-analysis
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Zengjin Wang, Tongchao Zhang, Fengyan Huang, Zhiping Wang
Because of the advantages of nanoparticles (NPs) in a variety of industrial, biomedical, and consumer applications, they are intentionally (such as in medicine) or unintentionally (environment exposure) introduced into the human body. However, to date, the detrimental effects of NPs are still unclear, especially in reproductive and developmental toxicity. In this study, we researched 266 articles related to the reproductive and developmental toxicity of NPs from 2006 to December 2016 based on the database of the Web of Science...
January 1, 2017: Toxicology and Industrial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226232/connecting-undergraduate-and-postgraduate-medical-education-through-an-elective-epa-based-transitional-year-in-acute-care-an-early-project-report
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Gersten Jonker, Reinier G Hoff, Stefan Max, Cor J Kalkman, Olle Ten Cate
Objective: A well-designed final year may ease the transition from medical school to postgraduate training, if it has enough depth to enable the acquisition of early specialty expertise, while keeping enough breadth to support the graduation as all-round physician. Aim of this article is to describe the design of a multidisciplinary dedicated transitional year (DTY) around the theme of recognition and initial treatment of vitally threatened patients. Methods: Undergraduate and postgraduate training directors from the departments of Anaesthesiology, Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine and Respiratory Medicine at UMC Utrecht and partnering hospitals have collaboratively developed and implemented a curriculum for a final year focusing on three entrustable professional activities (EPAs) in the domain of acute care...
2017: GMS Journal for Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215406/focal-18f-dopa-uptake-in-brain-parenchyma-surrounding-developmental-venous-anomalies
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Lee Condon, John Blazak
We report the finding of increased F-DOPA uptake within parenchyma surrounding a developmental venous anomaly, found incidentally in a 64-year-old woman undergoing PET scan to assess for Parkinson's disease. Not identified on previous T1/T2 MRI, susceptibility-weighted imaging MRI performed post-PET scan demonstrated the presence of developmental venous anomaly within the left cerebellar hemisphere. Focal uptake of F-DOPA may suggest the presence of a brain tumor and prompt invasive diagnostic investigations...
December 5, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214185/administration-of-rhodiola-kirilowii-extracts-during-mouse-pregnancy-and-lactation-stimulates-innate-but-not-adaptive-immunity-of-the-offspring
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Sławomir Lewicki, Ewa Skopińska-Różewska, Aleksandra Brewczyńska, Robert Zdanowski
The use of antibiotics during pregnancy and lactation is associated with an increased risk of developmental disorders. One of the natural medicinal plants-Rhodiola kirilowii, widely used as an immunostimulant in adults-might be a good alternative to antibiotic treatment. The aim of present study was to assess whether daily oral administration of 20 mg/kg of Rhodiola kirilowii aqueous (RKW) or 50% hydroalcoholic (RKW-A) extracts affected hematological and immunological parameters of 6-week-old mouse progeny...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212579/time-course-of-vitamin-d-depletion-and-repletion-in-reproductive-age-female-c57bl-6-mice
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Anthony M Belenchia, Sarah A Johnson, Alyssa C Kieschnick, Cheryl S Rosenfeld, Catherine A Peterson
The use of animal models in vitamin D deficiency (VDD) research, particularly in regard to maternal deficits, has increased dramatically, yet these studies may be confounded due to ill-conceived experimental timelines. We conducted 2 experiments to (1) characterize the time course of VDD induction and repletion and (2) explore the long-term consequences of VDD on calcium homeostasis and body composition in reproductive-age female mice. Eight-week-old female C57BL/6 mice were randomized to receive either a vitamin D sufficient (VDS) or VDD diet; serum was collected weekly...
December 1, 2017: Comparative Medicine
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