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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655217/preventing-subclinical-necrotic-enteritis-through-lactobacillus-johnsonii-bs15-by-ameliorating-lipid-metabolism-and-intestinal-microflora-in-broiler-chickens
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Xiaodan Qing, Dong Zeng, Hesong Wang, Xueqin Ni, Lei Liu, Jing Lai, Abdul Khalique, Kangcheng Pan, Bo Jing
Increasing studies have focused on the beneficial effects of Lactobacillus johnsonii in certain diseases. Here, we studied the prevention ability of a probiotic strain, L. johnsonii BS15 on subclinical necrotic enteritis (SNE), and its underlying mechanism. 180 male Cobb 500 chicks were randomly allotted into three groups and administrated with BS15 (1 × 10(6) cfu/g) or Man Rogosa Sharpe liquid medium throughout a 28-day experimental period. With the exception of the normal group, SNE infection was treated for the remaining experimental period after the chicks were fed with normal diet 14 days...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655206/deficient-emotion-processing-is-associated-with-everyday-functioning-capacity-in-hiv-associated-neurocognitive-disorder
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Jonathan M Grabyan, Erin E Morgan, Marizela V Cameron, Javier Villalobos, Igor Grant, Steven Paul Woods
Objective: Emotion processing has received little research focus in HIV, but emerging evidence suggests that abilities such as facial affect discrimination may be features of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND). The present study hypothesized that individuals with HAND would evidence an emotion processing deficit relative to cognitively unimpaired individuals with HIV and seronegative comparison participants on a task assessing these abilities. Moreover, it was expected that this deficit would be significantly associated with social aspects of everyday functioning...
June 26, 2017: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655194/predicting-indirect-effects-of-predator-prey-interactions
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Sarah E Gilman
Predicting the effects of climate change on species and communities remains a pre-eminent challenge for biologists. Critical among this is understanding the indirect effects of climate change, which arise when the direct, physiological effects of climate on one species change the outcome of its interaction with a second species, altering the success of the second species. A diverse array of approaches to predicting indirect effects exists from mechanistic models, which attempt to build-up from physiological changes to ecological consequences, to ecological models that focus solely on the ecological scale...
June 23, 2017: Integrative and Comparative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655192/right-ventricular-dysfunction-after-surgical-left-ventricular-restoration-prevalence-risk-factors-and-clinical-implications
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Lotte E Couperus, Victoria Delgado, Marieke E van Vessem, Laurens F Tops, Meindert Palmen, Jerry Braun, Harriëtte F Verwey, Robert J M Klautz, Martin J Schalij, Saskia L M A Beeres
OBJECTIVES: Surgical left ventricular (LV) restoration (SVR) induces changes in LV systolic and diastolic function that may affect postoperative right ventricular (RV) function. This study aimed to evaluate the long-term effect of SVR on RV function, with specific focus on determinants and prognostic implications of RV dysfunction. METHODS: Eighty-six patients (age 60 ± 10 years, 73% male) with clinical and echocardiographic follow-up 2 years after SVR were included...
June 23, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655174/diagnosis-and-management-of-osteopetrosis-consensus-guidelines-from-the-osteopetrosis-working-group
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Calvin C Wu, Michael J Econs, Linda A DiMeglio, Karl L Insogna, Michael A Levine, Paul J Orchard, Weston P Miller, Anna Petryk, Eric T Rush, Dolores M Shoback, Leanne M Ward, Lynda E Polgreen
Background: Osteopetrosis encompasses a group of rare metabolic bone diseases characterized by impaired osteoclast activity or development, resulting in high bone mineral density. Existing guidelines focus on treatment of the severe infantile forms with hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), but do not address the management of patients with less severe forms for whom HCT is not the standard of care. Therefore, our objective was to develop expert consensus guidelines that would address the management of these patients...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655134/multiple-mechanisms-linking-type-2-diabetes-and-alzheimer-s-disease-testosterone-as-a-modifier
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Prita R Asih, Michelle L Tegg, Hamid Sohrabi, Malcolm Carruthers, Samuel E Gandy, Farid Saad, Giuseppe Verdile, Lars M Ittner, Ralph N Martins
Evidence in support of links between type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) has increased considerably in recent years. AD pathological hallmarks include the accumulation of extracellular amyloid-β (Aβ) and intracellular hyperphosphorylated tau in the brain, which are hypothesized to promote inflammation, oxidative stress, and neuronal loss. T2DM exhibits many AD pathological features, including reduced brain insulin uptake, lipid dysregulation, inflammation, oxidative stress, and depression; T2DM has also been shown to increase AD risk, and with increasing age, the prevalence of both conditions increases...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655123/mechanical-low-back-pain-in-elite-track-and-field-athletes-an-observational-cohort-study
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Nikolaos Malliaropoulos, Georgios Bikos, Maria Meke, Ioannis Tsifountoudis, Dev Pyne, Vasileios Korakakis
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to gain information about the incidence of mechanical Low Back Pain (MLBP) injuries etiology in elite track and field athletes and to assess the recurrence rate. BACKGROUND: The prevalence and the etiology of Low Back Pain (LBP) in athletic populations at the elite level of competition lack of longitudinal studies focused on certain sport fields. The present study evaluates MLBP incidents in elite track and field athletes visiting National Track and Field Centre in Thessaloniki, Greece and classifies MLBP according to etiology...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655114/establishment-of-thermophilic-anaerobic-terephthalic-acid-degradation-system-through-one-step-temperature-increase-startup-strategy-revealed-by-illumina-miseq-sequencing
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Kai-Li Ma, Xiang-Kun Li, Ke Wang, Ling-Wei Meng, Gai-Ge Liu, Jie Zhang
Over recent years, thermophilic digestion was constantly focused owing to its various advantage over mesophilic digestion. Notably, the startup approach of thermophilic digester needs to be seriously considered as unsuitable startup ways may result in system inefficiency. In this study, one-step temperature increase startup strategy from 37 °C to 55 °C was applied to establish a thermophilic anaerobic system treating terephthalic acid (TA) contained wastewater, meanwhile, the archaeal and bacterial community compositions at steady periods of 37 °C and 55 °C during the experimental process was also compared using Illumina Miseq Sequencing...
June 21, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655061/outcomes-in-women-with-cytology-showing-atypical-squamous-cells-of-undetermined-significance-with-vs-without-human-papillomavirus-testing
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Jack Cuzick, Orrin Myers, Ji-Hyun Lee, Yang Shi, Julia C Gage, William C Hunt, Michael Robertson, Cosette M Wheeler
Importance: Little is known about the long-term yield of high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) and the influence on biopsy and treatment rates of human papillomavirus (HPV) triage of cytology showing atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (hereafter ASC-US cytology). Objective: To examine 5-year outcomes after ASC-US cytology with vs without HPV testing. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this observational study, all cervical cytology and HPV testing reports from January 1, 2007, to December 31, 2012, were obtained for women throughout New Mexico and linked to pathology reports...
June 22, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654965/mid-level-perceptual-features-contain-early-cues-to-animacy
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Bria Long, Viola S Störmer, George A Alvarez
While substantial work has focused on how the visual system achieves basic-level recognition, less work has asked about how it supports large-scale distinctions between objects, such as animacy and real-world size. Previous work has shown that these dimensions are reflected in our neural object representations (Konkle & Caramazza, 2013), and that objects of different real-world sizes have different mid-level perceptual features (Long, Konkle, Cohen, & Alvarez, 2016). Here, we test the hypothesis that animates and manmade objects also differ in mid-level perceptual features...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654964/evidence-for-unlimited-capacity-processing-of-simple-features-in-visual-cortex
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Alex L White, Erik Runeson, John Palmer, Zachary R Ernst, Geoffrey M Boynton
Performance in many visual tasks is impaired when observers attempt to divide spatial attention across multiple visual field locations. Correspondingly, neuronal response magnitudes in visual cortex are often reduced during divided compared with focused spatial attention. This suggests that early visual cortex is the site of capacity limits, where finite processing resources must be divided among attended stimuli. However, behavioral research demonstrates that not all visual tasks suffer such capacity limits: The costs of divided attention are minimal when the task and stimulus are simple, such as when searching for a target defined by orientation or contrast...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654962/the-contribution-of-nonrigid-motion-and-shape-information-to-object-perception-in-pigeons-and-humans
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Jean-Francois Nankoo, Christopher R Madan, Jeffrey Sawalha, Douglas R Wylie, Alinda Friedman, Marcia L Spetch, Quoc C Vuong
The ability to perceive and recognize objects is essential to many animals, including humans. Until recently, models of object recognition have primarily focused on static cues, such as shape, but more recent research is beginning to show that motion plays an important role in object perception. Most studies have focused on rigid motion, a type of motion most often associated with inanimate objects. In contrast, nonrigid motion is often associated with biological motion and is therefore ecologically important to visually dependent animals...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654945/quantification-and-systematic-characterization-of-stuttering-like-disfluencies-in-acquired-apraxia-of-speech
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Dallin J Bailey, Michael Blomgren, Catharine DeLong, Kiera Berggren, Julie L Wambaugh
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to quantify and describe stuttering-like disfluencies in speakers with acquired apraxia of speech (AOS), utilizing the Lidcombe Behavioural Data Language (LBDL). Additional purposes include measuring test-retest reliability and examining the effect of speech sample type on disfluency rates. Method: Two types of speech samples were elicited from 20 persons with AOS and aphasia: repetition of mono- and multisyllabic words from a protocol for assessing AOS (Duffy, 2013), and connected speech tasks (Nicholas & Brookshire, 1993)...
June 22, 2017: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654939/speech-versus-speaking-the-experiences-of-people-with-parkinson-s-disease-and-implications-for-intervention
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Kathryn Yorkston, Carolyn Baylor, Deanna Britton
Purpose: In this project, we explore the experiences of people who report speech changes associated with Parkinson's disease as they describe taking part in everyday communication situations and report impressions related to speech treatment. Method: Twenty-four community-dwelling adults with Parkinson's disease took part in face-to-face, semistructured interviews. Qualitative research methods were used to code and develop themes related to the interviews. Results: Two major themes emerged...
June 22, 2017: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654938/numerical-study-of-bubble-area-evolution-during-acoustic-droplet-vaporization-enhanced-hifu-treatment
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Ying Xin, Aili Zhang, Lisa X Xu, J Brian Fowlkes
Acoustic Droplet Vaporization (ADV) has the potential to shorten treatment time of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) while minimizing the possible effects of microbubbles along the propagation path. Distribution of the bubbles formed from the droplets during the treatment is the major factor shaping the therapeutic region. A numerical model was proposed to simulate the bubble area evolution during this treatment. Using a linear acoustic equation to describe the ultrasound field, a threshold range was defined that determines the amount of bubbles vaporized in the treated area...
June 25, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654896/epigenetic-regulation-during-the-differentiation-of-stem-cells-to-germ-cells
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Yuan-Chao Sun, Yong-Yong Wang, Wei Ge, Shun-Feng Cheng, Paul W Dyce, Wei Shen
Gametogenesis is an essential process to ensure the transfer of genetic information from one generation to the next. It also provides a mechanism by which genetic evolution can take place. Although the genome of primordial germ cells (PGCs) is exactly the same with somatic cells within an organism, there are significant differences between their developments. For example, PGCs eventually undergo meiosis to become functional haploid gametes, and prior to that they undergo epigenetic imprinting which greatly alter their genetic regulation...
June 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654893/aberrant-patterns-of-local-and-long-range-functional-connectivity-densities-in-schizophrenia
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Chuanxin Liu, Wei Zhang, Guangdong Chen, Hongjun Tian, Jie Li, Hongru Qu, Langlang Cheng, Jingjing Zhu, Chuanjun Zhuo
Schizophrenia is a disorder of brain dysconnectivity, and both the connection strength and connection number are disrupted in patients with schizophrenia. The functional connectivity density (FCD) can reflect alterations in the connection number. Alterations in the global FCD (gFCD) in schizophrenia were previously demonstrated; however, alterations in two other indices of the pathological characteristics of the brain, local FCD (lFCD) and long-range FCD (lrFCD), have not been revealed. To investigate lFCD and lrFCD alterations in patients with schizophrenia, 95 patients and 93 matched healthy controls were examined using structural and resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging scanning...
June 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654875/temporal-focus-clusters-differ-meaningfully-in-terms-of-anxiety-and-depressive-symptomatology
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Michael T McKay, Jon C Cole, Andrew Percy
The present study examined the relationship between temporal focus profiles and scores on psychiatric symptomatology. Participants were recruited by undergraduate students in a university in the United Kingdom (N = 372; 46% male). Five clusters emerged from hierarchical cluster analysis and were labelled, No Focus, Multi Focus, Past Focus, Future Focus, and Current Focus. The worst outcomes in terms of psychiatric symptomatology were observed for those belonging to the Past Focus cluster. These results build on the only previous study using cluster analysis of Temporal Focus Scale scores, where being past focussed was associated with lower self-esteem in adolescents...
June 20, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654873/seller-s-reputation-and-capacity-on-the-illicit-drug-markets-11-month-study-on-the-finnish-version-of-the-silk-road
#19
Juha Nurmi, Teemu Kaskela, Jussi Perälä, Atte Oksanen
AIMS: This 11-month study analyzed illicit drug sales on the anonymous Tor network, with a focus on investigating whether a seller's reputation and capacity increased daily drug sales. DESIGN AND SETTING: The data were gathered from Silkkitie, the Finnish version of the Silk Road, by web crawling the site on a daily basis from (November 2014 to September 2015). The data include information on sellers (n=260) and products (n=3823). MEASUREMENTS: The measurements include the sellers' reputation, the sale amounts (in euros), the number of available products and the types of drugs sold...
June 21, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654840/an-emotional-stroop-task-with-faces-and-words-a-comparison-of-young-and-older-adults
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Ana I Agustí, Encarnación Satorres, Alfonso Pitarque, Juan C Meléndez
ANTECEDENTS: Given the contradictions of previous studies on the changes in attentional responses produced in aging a Stroop emotional task was proposed to compare young and older adults to words or faces with an emotional valence. METHOD: The words happy or sad were superimposed on faces that express the emotion of happiness or sadness. The emotion expressed by the word and the face could agree or not (cued and uncued trials, respectively). 85 young and 66 healthy older adults had to identify both faces and words separately, and the interference between the two types of stimuli was examined...
June 24, 2017: Consciousness and Cognition
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