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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230418/effect-of-age-on-attentional-control-in-dual-tasking
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Bianca Bier, Nick Corriveau Lecavalier, Dominique Malenfant, Isabelle Peretz, Sylvie Belleville
: Background/Study Context: The age-related differences in divided attention and attentional control have been associated with several negative outcomes later in life. However, numerous questions remain unanswered regarding the nature of these age differences and the role of attentional control abilities in dual-tasking. The aim of this study was to evaluate the sources for age differences in dual-tasking and more specifically: (1) whether they occur because of differences in attentional control skills, or (2) whether the age-related decrement in dual-tasking is due to a general resource reduction that would affect the ability to complete any demanding task...
March 2017: Experimental Aging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230384/familiar-real-world-spatial-cues-provide-memory-benefits-in-older-and-younger-adults
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Jessica Robin, Morris Moscovitch
Episodic memory, future thinking, and memory for scenes have all been proposed to rely on the hippocampus, and evidence suggests that these all decline in healthy aging. Despite this age-related memory decline, studies examining the effects of context reinstatement on episodic memory have demonstrated that reinstating elements of the encoding context of an event leads to better memory retrieval in both younger and older adults. The current study was designed to test whether more familiar, real-world contexts, such as locations that participants visited often, would improve the detail richness and vividness of memory for scenes, autobiographical events, and imagination of future events in young and older adults...
February 23, 2017: Psychology and Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229279/immune-dysfunction-and-increased-oxidative-stress-state-in-diet-induced-obese-mice-are-reverted-by-nutritional-supplementation-with-monounsaturated-and-n-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids
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Caroline Hunsche, Oskarina Hernandez, Alina Gheorghe, Ligia Esperanza Díaz, Ascensión Marcos, Mónica De la Fuente
PURPOSE: Obesity is associated with impaired immune defences and chronic low levels of inflammation and oxidation. In addition, this condition may lead to premature aging. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of a nutritional supplementation with monounsaturated and n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on several functions and oxidative stress parameters in peritoneal immune cells of obese mice, as well as on the life span of these animals. METHODS: Obesity was induced in adult female ICR/CD1 by the administration of a high-fat diet (HFD) for 14 weeks...
February 23, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229028/small-scale-spatial-variation-in-population-and-individual-level-reproductive-parameters-of-the-blue-legged-hermit-crab-clibanarius-tricolor
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J Antonio Baeza, Donald C Behringer
Management of the few regulated ornamental fisheries relies on inadequate information about the life history of the target species. Herein, we investigated the reproductive biology of the most heavily traded marine invertebrate in the western Atlantic; the blue-legged hermit crab Clibanarius tricolor. We report on density, individual-level, and population-level reproductive parameters in 14 populations spanning the Florida Keys. In C. tricolor, abundance, population-level, and individual-level reproductive parameters exhibited substantial small-scale spatial variation in the Florida Keys...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221088/the-menstrual-cycle-response-and-developmental-affective-risk-model-a-multilevel-and-integrative-model-of-influence
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Jeff Kiesner
An integrative developmental model is presented in which menstrual cycle-related symptoms are hypothesized to result in a cascade of developmental challenges that contribute to increased affective symptoms among adolescent girls, and to long-term developmental sequelae. To provide the basis for this model a broad foundation is developed considering (a) psychological symptoms and disorders associated with reproductive events across the life span, and (b) the many and complicated effects that female reproductive steroids (estrogen & progesterone) have which trigger a variety of physical and psychological changes that are commonly associated with the menstrual cycle...
March 2017: Psychological Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218887/pathology-of-serially-sacrificed-female-b6c3f1-mice-chronically-exposed-to-very-low-dose-rate-gamma-rays
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I B Tanaka, J Komura, S Tanaka
We have previously reported on life span shortening as well as increased incidence rates in several neoplasms in B6C3F1 mice that were continuously exposed to 21 mGy/day of gamma rays for 400 days. To clarify whether the life shortening was due to early appearance of neoplasms (shortened latency) or increased promotion/progression, 8-week-old female specific-pathogen-free B6C3F1 mice were gamma-ray irradiated at a low dose rate of 20 mGy/day for 400 days. At 100 days postirradiation, 60-90 mice were sacrificed, and thereafter every 100 days alongside the age-matched nonirradiated controls, for 700 days...
February 20, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217268/anti-musk-positive-myasthenia-gravis-and-three-semiological-cardinal-signs
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André P C Matta, Ana C Andorinho F Ferreira, Arielle Kirmse, Anna Carolina Damm, João Gabriel D I B Farinhas, Mariane D Barbosa, Mayara C M Teles, Camila Fiorelli, Rossano Fiorelli, Osvaldo J M Nascimento, Marco Orsini
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a relatively uncommon disorder with an annual incidence of approximately 7 to 9 new cases per million. The prevalence is about 70 to 165 per million. The prevalence of the disease has been increasing over the past five decades. This is thought to be due to better recognition of the condition, aging of the population, and the longer life span of affected patients. MG causes weakness, predominantly in bulbar, facial, and extra-ocular muscles, often fluctuating over minutes to weeks, in the absence of wasting, sensory loss, or reflex changes...
November 2, 2016: Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216309/regulation-of-inflammation-and-infection-driven-hematopoiesis
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Steffen Boettcher, Markus G Manz
Innate myeloid immune cells, and neutrophils in particular, serve as first line of defense against pathogenic microorganisms including bacteria and fungi. Given their short life span during steady-state conditions, myeloid cells - with, in some cases, the exception of tissue macrophages - need to be constantly regenerated from hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells. During severe systemic bacterial infection, myeloid cell turnover is dramatically increased due to their unique modus operandi in combating invading pathogens involving release of lytic enzymes and neutrophil extracellular traps...
February 16, 2017: Trends in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214124/increasing-agricultural-land-use-is-associated-with-the-spread-of-an-invasive-fish-gambusia-affinis
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Finnbar Lee, Kevin S Simon, George L W Perry
Land-use change and invasive species pose major threats to ecosystems globally. These stressors can act together, with disturbance due to changes in land-use facilitating invasion. We examined the potential for agricultural land use to facilitate the establishment and population growth (abundance) of a globally invasive fish (Gambusia affinis). To achieve this we examined Gambusia presence, abundance, and life history traits in 31 streams spanning an agricultural land use gradient in the North Island of New Zealand...
February 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210784/novel-aids-therapies-based-on-gene-editing
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REVIEW
Kamel Khalili, Martyn K White, Jeffrey M Jacobson
HIV/AIDS remains a major public health issue. In 2014, it was estimated that 36.9 million people are living with HIV worldwide, including 2.6 million children. Since the advent of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), in the 1990s, treatment has been so successful that in many parts of the world, HIV has become a chronic condition in which progression to AIDS has become increasingly rare. However, while people with HIV can expect to live a normal life span with cART, lifelong medication is required and cardiovascular, renal, liver, and neurologic diseases are still possible, which continues to prompt research for a cure for HIV...
February 16, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205649/comparative-studies-of-oxaliplatin-based-platinum-iv-complexes-in-different-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-tumor-models
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Simone Göschl, Ekaterina Schreiber-Brynzak, Verena Pichler, Klaudia Cseh, Petra Heffeter, Ute Jungwirth, Michael A Jakupec, Walter Berger, Bernhard K Keppler
Using platinum(iv) prodrugs of clinically established platinum(ii) compounds is a strategy to overcome side effects and acquired resistances. We studied four oxaliplatin-derived platinum(iv) complexes with varying axial ligands in various in vitro and in vivo settings. The ability to interfere with DNA (pUC19) in the presence and absence of a reducing agent (ascorbic acid) was investigated in cell-free experiments. Cytotoxicity was compared under normoxic and hypoxic conditions in monolayer cultures and multicellular spheroids of colon carcinoma cell lines...
February 16, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202456/inconsistent-intraspecific-pattern-in-leaf-life-span-along-nitrogen-supply-gradient
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Shimpei Oikawa, Koya Suno, Noriyuki Osada
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: Leaf life span (LLS) has long been hypothesized to plastically increase with decreasing nitrogen (N) supply from soil to maximize N retention, carbon assimilation, and fitness; however, accumulating evidence shows no consistent trend. The apparent inconsistencies are explained by a recent model that assumes LLS has a hump-shaped quadratic response to the N-supply gradient. The available evidence mostly originates from comparisons of LLS at only two levels of N availability, and the hypothesis remains unanswered...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195549/dendrobium-chrysanthum-ethanolic-extract-induces-apoptosis-via-p53-up-regulation-in-hela-cells-and-inhibits-tumor-progression-in-mice
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Ritika Prasad, Nishant Kumar Rana, Biplob Koch
Background Dendrobium is one of the diverse genus of orchid plants. It possesses a number of pharmacological activities and has long been used in traditional system of medicine. The goal of this study was to investigate the apoptosis inducing property of the ethanolic extract from the leaves of Dendrobium chrysanthum, a species of Dendrobium whose anticancer role has not been ascertained yet. Methods To evaluate the anticancer activity of the ethanolic extract of D. chrysanthum in vitro in HeLa (human cervical cancer) cells, cytotoxic activity, generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), induction of apoptosis and effect on cell cycle were determined...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195340/preventive-benefit-of-access-to-fluoridated-water-for-young-adults
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A John Spencer, Pingzhou Liu, Jason Mathew Armfield, Loc Giang Do
: Water fluoridation has been repeatedly associated with lower caries experience in children but uncertainty still exists on strength and extent of the association into adulthood. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the preventive effect of access to fluoridated water on dental caries among young adults. METHODS: In 1991/92 a cross-section of South Australian children aged 5-17 were recruited. Parents provided information on residential history, socioeconomic status, and behaviors...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Public Health Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193707/arterial-pressure-heart-rate-and-cerebral-hemodynamics-across-the-adult-life-span
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Chang-Yang Xing, Takashi Tarumi, Rutger L Meijers, Marcel Turner, Justin Repshas, Li Xiong, Kan Ding, Wanpen Vongpatanasin, Li-Jun Yuan, Rong Zhang
Age-related alterations in systemic and cerebral hemodynamics are not well understood. The purpose of this study is to characterize age-related alterations in beat-to-beat oscillations in arterial blood pressure (BP), heart rate (HR), cerebral blood flow (CBF), cardiac baroreflex sensitivity, and dynamic cerebral autoregulation across the adult life span. We studied 136 healthy adults aged 21 to 80 years (60% women). Beat-to-beat BP, HR, and CBF velocity were measured at rest and during sit-stand maneuvers to mimic effects of postural changes on BP and CBF...
February 13, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191769/suppression-of-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-signaling-delays-cellular-senescence-and-preserves-the-function-of-endothelial-cells-derived-from-human-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Hao Bai, Yongxing Gao, Dixie L Hoyle, Tao Cheng, Zack Z Wang
Transplantation of vascular cells derived from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) offers an attractive noninvasive method for repairing the ischemic tissues and for preventing the progression of vascular diseases. Here, we found that in a serum-free condition, the proliferation rate of hPSC-derived endothelial cells is quickly decreased, accompanied with an increased cellular senescence, resulting in impaired gene expression of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and impaired vessel forming capability in vitro and in vivo...
February 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186493/telomeres-shorten-and-then-lengthen-before-fledging-in-magellanic-penguins-spheniscus-magellanicus
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Jack A Cerchiara, Rosa Ana Risques, Donna Prunkard, Jeffrey R Smith, Olivia J Kane, P Dee Boersma
For all species, finite metabolic resources must be allocated toward three competing systems: maintenance, reproduction, and growth. Telomeres, the nucleoprotein tips of chromosomes, which shorten with age in most species, are correlated with increased survival. Chick growth is energetically costly and is associated with telomere shortening in most species. To assess the change in telomeres in penguin chicks, we quantified change in telomere length of wild known-age Magellanic penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) chicks every 15 days during the species' growth period, from hatching to 60 days-of-age...
February 8, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185596/why-do-men-go-to-the-doctor-socio-demographic-and-lifestyle-factors-associated-with-healthcare-utilisation-among-a-cohort-of-australian-men
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Marisa Schlichthorst, Lena A Sanci, Jane Pirkis, Matthew J Spittal, Jane S Hocking
BACKGROUND: Men use health services less often than women and frequently delay seeking help even if experiencing serious health problems. This may put men at higher risk for developing serious health problems which, in part, may explain men's higher rates of some serious illnesses and shorter life span relative to women. This paper identifies factors that contribute to health care utilisation in a cohort of Australian men by exploring associations between socio-economic, health and lifestyle factors and the use of general practitioner (GP) services...
October 31, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183693/prophylaxis-usage-bleeding-rates-and-joint-outcomes-of-hemophilia-1999-2010-a-surveillance-project
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Marilyn J Manco-Johnson, J Michael Soucie, Joan C Gill
This analysis of the United States Hemophilia Treatment Center Network and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention surveillance registry assessed trends in prophylaxis use and its impact on key indicators of arthropathy across the life span among participants with severe hemophilia A. Data on demographics, clinical characteristics and outcomes were collected prospectively between 1999 and 2010 at annual clinical visits to 134 hemophilia treatment centers. Trends in treatment and outcomes were evaluated using cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses...
February 9, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181733/contrasting-responses-of-leaf-stomatal-characteristics-to-climate-change-a-considerable-challenge-to-predict-carbon-and-water-cycles
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Weiming Yan, Yangquanwei Zhong, Zhouping Shangguan
Stomata control the cycling of water and carbon between plants and the atmosphere; however, no consistent conclusions have been drawn regarding the response of stomatal frequency to climate change. Here, we conducted a meta-analysis of 1854 globally obtained data series to determine the response of stomatal frequency to climate change, which including four plant life forms (over 900 species), at altitudes ranging from 0 to 4500 meters and over a time span of more than one hundred thousand years. Stomatal frequency decreased with increasing CO2 concentration and increased with elevated temperature and drought stress; it was also dependent on the species and experimental conditions...
February 9, 2017: Global Change Biology
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