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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319107/long-term-weight-change-slope-weight-fluctuation-and-risk-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-middle-aged-japanese-men-and-women-findings-of-aichi-workers-cohort-study
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Y Zhang, H Yatsuya, Y Li, C Chiang, Y Hirakawa, N Kawazoe, K Tamakoshi, H Toyoshima, A Aoyama
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the association of long-term weight-change slopes, weight fluctuation and the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in middle-aged Japanese men and women. METHODS: A total of 4234 participants of Aichi Workers' Cohort Study who were aged 35-66 years and free of diabetes in 2002 were followed through 2014. Past body weights at the ages of 20, 25, 30, 40 years, and 5 years before baseline as well as measured body weight at baseline were regressed on the ages...
March 20, 2017: Nutrition & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303334/an-insect-inspired-model-for-visual-binding-ii-functional-analysis-and-visual-attention
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Brandon D Northcutt, Charles M Higgins
We have developed a neural network model capable of performing visual binding inspired by neuronal circuitry in the optic glomeruli of flies: a brain area that lies just downstream of the optic lobes where early visual processing is performed. This visual binding model is able to detect objects in dynamic image sequences and bind together their respective characteristic visual features-such as color, motion, and orientation-by taking advantage of their common temporal fluctuations. Visual binding is represented in the form of an inhibitory weight matrix which learns over time which features originate from a given visual object...
March 16, 2017: Biological Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303333/an-insect-inspired-model-for-visual-binding-i-learning-objects-and-their-characteristics
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Brandon D Northcutt, Jonathan P Dyhr, Charles M Higgins
Visual binding is the process of associating the responses of visual interneurons in different visual submodalities all of which are responding to the same object in the visual field. Recently identified neuropils in the insect brain termed optic glomeruli reside just downstream of the optic lobes and have an internal organization that could support visual binding. Working from anatomical similarities between optic and olfactory glomeruli, we have developed a model of visual binding based on common temporal fluctuations among signals of independent visual submodalities...
March 16, 2017: Biological Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302869/motor-and-mechanical-bases-of-the-courtship-call-of-the-male-treehopper-umbonia-crassicornis
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Carol I Miles, Brianna E Allison, Michael J Losinger, Quang T Su, Ronald N Miles
This study is a physiological, anatomical, and biophysical analysis of how plant-borne vibrational signals are produced by the treehopper Umbonia crassicornis During courtship, males and females engage in a vibrational duet, with each producing a characteristic call. For males, this consists of a frequency-modulated tonal signal which is accompanied by rhythmic broad-band clicks. While previous studies described these complex signals in detail, little is known about how they are produced. By combining video recordings, electromyograms, dissections and mechanical modelling, we describe the mechanism by which the male produces his courtship signal...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295824/wavelet-entropy-of-bold-time-series-an-application-to-rolandic-epilepsy
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Lalit Gupta, Jacobus F A Jansen, Paul A M Hofman, René M H Besseling, Anton J A de Louw, Albert P Aldenkamp, Walter H Backes
PURPOSE: To assess the wavelet entropy for the characterization of intrinsic aberrant temporal irregularities in the time series of resting-state blood-oxygen-level-dependent (BOLD) signal fluctuations. Further, to evaluate the temporal irregularities (disorder/order) on a voxel-by-voxel basis in the brains of children with Rolandic epilepsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The BOLD time series was decomposed using the discrete wavelet transform and the wavelet entropy was calculated...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295311/molecular-phylogeny-and-taxonomic-revision-of-the-genus-wittrockiella-pithophoraceae-cladophorales-including-the-descriptions-of-w-australis-sp-nov-and-w-zosterae-sp-nov
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Christian Boedeker, Charles J O'Kelly, John A West, Takeaki Hanyuda, Adele Neale, Isamu Wakana, Mike D Wilcox, Ulf Karsten, Giuseppe C Zuccarello
Wittrockiella is a small genus of filamentous green algae that occurs in habitats with reduced or fluctuating salinities. Many aspects of the basic biology of these algae are still unknown and the phylogenetic relationships within the genus have not been fully explored. We provide a phylogeny based on three ribosomal markers (ITS, LSU and SSU rDNA) of the genus, including broad intraspecific sampling for W. lyallii and W. salina, recommendations for the use of existing names are made, and highlight aspects of their physiology and life cycle...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Phycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268805/missing-rri-interpolation-for-hrv-analysis-using-locally-weighted-partial-least-squares-regression
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Keisuke Kamata, Koichi Fujiwara, Toshiki Yamakawa, Manabu Kano
The R-R interval (RRI) fluctuation in electrocardiogram (ECG) is called heart rate variability (HRV). Since HRV reflects autonomic nervous function, HRV-based health monitoring services, such as stress estimation, drowsy driving detection, and epileptic seizure prediction, have been proposed. In these HRV-based health monitoring services, precise R wave detection from ECG is required; however, R waves cannot always be detected due to ECG artifacts. Missing RRI data should be interpolated appropriately for HRV analysis...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268640/monte-carlo-validation-of-spike-timing-dependent-plasticity-identification-from-spiking-activity
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Brian S Robinson, Theodore W Berger, Dong Song
As increasingly complex non-stationary models become possible to be identified from neural data, rigorous validation approaches must be developed to rule out overfitting and the potential to identify features by chance. Specifically, identification of spike-timing-dependent plasticity (STDP) from recorded spontaneous in vivo spike timing is a potentially powerful tool to quantify activity-dependent plasticity. In previous work, we presented a methodology to perform this STDP identification from spike timing alone and successfully identified a generative model...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267461/quantitative-pteridine-fluorescence-analysis-a-possible-age-grading-technique-for-the-adult-stages-of-the-blow-fly-calliphora-vicina-diptera-calliphoridae
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Victoria Bernhardt, Laura Hannig, Ronja Kinast, Marcel A Verhoff, Florian Rothweiler, Richard Zehner, Jens Amendt
Age estimation of adult flies could extend the possible window of time for calculating the minimal postmortem interval (PMImin) by means of entomological methods. Currently, this is done by estimating the time required by necrophagous Diptera to reach certain juvenile developmental landmarks, and the method only works until the end of metamorphosis and emergence of the adult fly. Particularly at indoor crime scenes, being able to estimate the age of trapped adult flies would be an important tool with which to extend the calculable PMI beyond the developmental period...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Insect Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248366/scattering-of-electromagnetic-waves-from-3d-multilayer-random-rough-surfaces-based-on-the-second-order-small-perturbation-method-energy-conservation-reflectivity-and-emissivity
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Mohammadreza Sanamzadeh, Leung Tsang, Joel T Johnson, Robert J Burkholder, Shurun Tan
A theoretical investigation of energy conservation, reflectivity, and emissivity in the scattering of electromagnetic waves from 3D multilayer media with random rough interfaces using the second-order small perturbation method (SPM2) is presented. The approach is based on the extinction theorem and develops integral equations for surface fields in the spectral domain. Using the SPM2, we calculate the scattered and transmitted coherent fields and incoherent fields. Reflected and transmitted powers are then found in the form of 2D integrations over wavenumber in the spectral domain...
March 1, 2017: Journal of the Optical Society of America. A, Optics, Image Science, and Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228422/elevated-reward-response-to-receipt-of-palatable-food-predicts-future-weight-variability-in-healthy-weight-adolescents
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Samantha R Winter, Sonja Yokum, Eric Stice, Karol Osipowicz, Michael R Lowe
Background: Both an elevated brain-reward-region response to palatable food and elevated weight variability have been shown to predict future weight gain.Objective: We examined whether the brain-reward response to food is related to future weight variability.Design: A total of 162 healthy-weight adolescents, who were aged 14-18 y at baseline, were enrolled in the study and were assessed annually over a 3-y follow-up period with 127 participants completing the final 3-y follow-up assessment. With the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging, we tested whether the neural responses to a cue that signaled an impending milkshake receipt and the receipt of the milkshake predicted weight variability over the follow-up period...
February 22, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227000/missing-rri-interpolation-for-hrv-analysis-using-locally-weighted-partial-least-squares-regression
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Keisuke Kamata, Koichi Fujiwara, Toshiki Yamakawa, Manabu Kano, Keisuke Kamata, Koichi Fujiwara, Toshiki Yamakawa, Manabu Kano
The R-R interval (RRI) fluctuation in electrocardiogram (ECG) is called heart rate variability (HRV). Since HRV reflects autonomic nervous function, HRV-based health monitoring services, such as stress estimation, drowsy driving detection, and epileptic seizure prediction, have been proposed. In these HRV-based health monitoring services, precise R wave detection from ECG is required; however, R waves cannot always be detected due to ECG artifacts. Missing RRI data should be interpolated appropriately for HRV analysis...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226820/monte-carlo-validation-of-spike-timing-dependent-plasticity-identification-from-spiking-activity
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Brian S Robinson, Theodore W Berger, Dong Song, Brian S Robinson, Theodore W Berger, Dong Song, Brian S Robinson, Dong Song, Theodore W Berger
As increasingly complex non-stationary models become possible to be identified from neural data, rigorous validation approaches must be developed to rule out overfitting and the potential to identify features by chance. Specifically, identification of spike-timing-dependent plasticity (STDP) from recorded spontaneous in vivo spike timing is a potentially powerful tool to quantify activity-dependent plasticity. In previous work, we presented a methodology to perform this STDP identification from spike timing alone and successfully identified a generative model...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214679/estradiol-is-a-critical-regulator-of-food-reward-behavior
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Jennifer E Richard, Lorena López-Ferreras, Rozita H Anderberg, Kajsa Olandersson, Karolina P Skibicka
Food intake is reduced by estrogenic hormones, levels of which vary throughout life and fluctuate throughout the ovarian cycle in females. However, estrogens have also been shown to increase reward derived from drugs of abuse, where motivational properties of drugs and progression to addiction are potentiated by estrogens. Whether reward derived from food, and specifically motivational properties of food, are altered by estrogens remains unknown. Here we investigated the effect of the estrous cycle on food reward behavior and show estrous cycle dictated variability in food motivation, measured by progressive ratio operant conditioning, in female rats...
January 28, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205670/leptin-and-ghrelin-concentration-in-hyperthyroid-cats-before-and-after-radioactive-iodine-therapy-compared-to-euthyroid-control-cats
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Sina Marsilio, Barbara Glanemann, Lucile Martin, Balazs Szladovits, Reto Neiger
OBJECTIVE: Leptin and ghrelin, two peptide hormones with antagonistic effects on satiety and energy balance, could be involved in the pathogenesis of weight loss and polyphagia in cats with hyperthyroidism. Leptin generally decreases appetite and increases energy expenditure, while ghrelin exerts the opposite effects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Leptin and ghrelin were measured in 42 client owned hyperthyroid cats with a body condition score (BCS) ≤ 5/9 before (T0) and 4 weeks after radioactive iodine treatment (RAIT) (T1)...
February 16, 2017: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe K, Kleintiere/Heimtiere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205246/pharmacokinetics-of-valnemulin-after-intravenous-intramuscular-and-oral-administration-in-layer-chickens
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F Sun, R Fan, J Wang, L Xiong, J Shen, S Zhang, X Cao
The pharmacokinetic characteristics of valnemulin in layer chickens were studied after single intravenous, intramuscular, and oral administration at a dose of 15 mg/kg body weight. Plasma samples at certain time points were collected and the drug concentrations in them by ultra high-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS). The concentration-time data for each individual were plotted by noncompartmental analysis for the whole three routes. Following intravenous administration, the plasma concentration showed tiny fluctuation...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197774/popliteal-block-for-lower-limb-surgery-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-effect-on-sevoflurane-consumption-and-postoperative-pain-a-randomized-double-blinded-controlled-trial
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Derya Ozkan, Emel Gonen, Taylan Akkaya, Mesut Bakir
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a preoperative popliteal block on sevoflurane consumption, postoperative pain, and analgesic consumption in children with cerebral palsy (CP) following lower limb surgery. METHODS: Fifty-four patients undergoing lower limb surgery were randomized to receive either a popliteal block + general anaesthesia (group P, n = 27) or general anaesthesia without a popliteal block (group C, n = 27). After anesthesia induction with 50% N2O, O2, and 8% sevoflurane, a popliteal block was given to group P patients with ultrasound guidance as a single dose of 0...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195189/protective-effect-of-maternal-uteroplacental-insufficiency-on-oxygen-induced-retinopathy-in-offspring-removing-bias-of-premature-birth
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Silke Becker, Haibo Wang, Baifeng Yu, Randy Brown, Xiaokun Han, Robert H Lane, M Elizabeth Hartnett
To address the hypothesis that maternal uteroplacental insufficiency (UPI) increases severity of retinopathy of prematurity, we developed a composite rat model of UPI and oxygen-fluctuations and removed premature birth as a confounding factor. Timed-pregnant Sprague-Dawley dams underwent bilateral uterine artery ligation or anesthesia (control) at e19.5. Full-term pups developed in room air (RA) or an oxygen-induced retinopathy (OIR) model. Isolectin-stained retinal flat-mounts were analyzed for percent of areas of avascular/total retina (AVA) and of intravitreal neovascular/total retina (IVNV)...
February 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193021/chemical-measurement-and-fluctuation-scaling
#19
Quentin S Hanley
Fluctuation scaling reports on all processes producing a data set. Some fluctuation scaling relationships, such as the Horwitz curve, follow exponential dispersion models which have useful properties. The mean-variance method applied to Poisson distributed data is a special case of these properties allowing the gain of a system to be measured. Here, a general method is described for investigating gain (G), dispersion (β), and process (α) in any system whose fluctuation scaling follows a simple exponential dispersion model, a segmented exponential dispersion model, or complex scaling following such a model locally...
December 20, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188733/temperature-cycles-affect-colonization-potential-of-calanoid-copepods
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Harshana Rajakaruna, Mark Lewis
Marine calanoid copepods colonize new habitats, and some become invasive. Their fitness, measured by intrinsic growth rate and net reproductive rate, is partially driven by biochemical processes. Thus, it is a function of ambient temperature. Biochemical processes may not be approximated well by yearly mean temperature alone when temperature cycles yearly, largely. Higher order moments may also be important. The amplitude of yearly fluctuations of monthly and seasonal sea temperatures varies dramatically across the northern temperate regions...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
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