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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768990/control-of-a-7-dof-robotic-arm-system-with-an-ssvep-based-bci
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Xiaogang Chen, Bing Zhao, Yijun Wang, Shengpu Xu, Xiaorong Gao
Although robot technology has been successfully used to empower people who suffer from motor disabilities to increase their interaction with their physical environment, it remains a challenge for individuals with severe motor impairment, who do not have the motor control ability to move robots or prosthetic devices by manual control. In this study, to mitigate this issue, a noninvasive brain-computer interface (BCI)-based robotic arm control system using gaze based steady-state visual evoked potential (SSVEP) was designed and implemented using a portable wireless electroencephalogram (EEG) system...
April 12, 2018: International Journal of Neural Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768971/integrating-eeg-and-meg-signals-to-improve-motor-imagery-classification-in-brain-computer-interface
#2
Marie-Constance Corsi, Mario Chavez, Denis Schwartz, Laurent Hugueville, Ankit N Khambhati, Danielle S Bassett, Fabrizio De Vico Fallani
We adopted a fusion approach that combines features from simultaneously recorded electroencephalogram (EEG) and magnetoencephalogram (MEG) signals to improve classification performances in motor imagery-based brain-computer interfaces (BCIs). We applied our approach to a group of 15 healthy subjects and found a significant classification performance enhancement as compared to standard single-modality approaches in the alpha and beta bands. Taken together, our findings demonstrate the advantage of considering multimodal approaches as complementary tools for improving the impact of noninvasive BCIs...
April 2, 2018: International Journal of Neural Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767307/virus-vector-mediated-genetic-modification-of-brain-tumor-stromal-cells-after-intravenous-delivery
#3
Adrienn Volak, Stanley G LeRoy, Jeya Shree Natasan, David J Park, Pike See Cheah, Andreas Maus, Zachary Fitzpatrick, Eloise Hudry, Kelsey Pinkham, Sheetal Gandhi, Bradley T Hyman, Dakai Mu, Dwijit GuhaSarkar, Anat O Stemmer-Rachamimov, Miguel Sena-Esteves, Christian E Badr, Casey A Maguire
The malignant primary brain tumor, glioblastoma (GBM) is generally incurable. New approaches are desperately needed. Adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector-mediated delivery of anti-tumor transgenes is a promising strategy, however direct injection leads to focal transgene spread in tumor and rapid tumor division dilutes out the extra-chromosomal AAV genome, limiting duration of transgene expression. Intravenous (IV) injection gives widespread distribution of AAV in normal brain, however poor transgene expression in tumor, and high expression in non-target cells which may lead to ineffective therapy and high toxicity, respectively...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766685/test-retest-reliability-of-brain-mitochondrial-cytochrome-c-oxidase-assessed-by-functional-near-infrared-spectroscopy
#4
Lisa Holper, J John Mann
Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) is a noninvasive method for measuring in vivo both hemodynamic and mitochondrial metabolic activities in brain cortical structures. Although the test-retest reliability of the hemodynamic measures, such as reflected by oxygenated (HbO2), deoxygenated (HHb) hemoglobin, and the tissue oxygenation index (TOI), has been previously reported to be good to excellent, the reliability of the metabolic signal indexed by oxidized cytochrome-c-oxidase (oxCCO) has not been reported...
May 2018: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762101/stimulus-familiarity-and-expectation-jointly-modulate-neural-activity-in-the-visual-ventral-stream
#5
Mariya E Manahova, Pim Mostert, Peter Kok, Jan-Mathijs Schoffelen, Floris P de Lange
Prior knowledge about the visual world can change how a visual stimulus is processed. Two forms of prior knowledge are often distinguished: stimulus familiarity (i.e., whether a stimulus has been seen before) and stimulus expectation (i.e., whether a stimulus is expected to occur, based on the context). Neurophysiological studies in monkeys have shown suppression of spiking activity both for expected and for familiar items in object-selective inferotemporal cortex. It is an open question, however, if and how these types of knowledge interact in their modulatory effects on the sensory response...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754996/dce-mri-in-human-gliomas-a-surrogate-for-assessment-of-invasive-hypoxia-marker-hif-1%C3%AE-based-on-mri-neuronavigation-stereotactic-biopsies
#6
Qian Xie, Juan Wu, Zunguo Du, Ningning Di, Ren Yan, Haopeng Pang, Teng Jin, Hua Zhang, Yue Wu, Yong Zhang, Zhenwei Yao, Xiaoyuan Feng
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to correlate dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) parameters with data from a specific marker of hypoxia, hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α), in human gliomas on a point-to-point basis by using coregistered magnetic resonance imaging and frameless stereotactic biopsies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-four patients with treatment-naive gliomas underwent DCE, axial T1-weighted, T2-weighted, T2-weighted fluid acquisition of inversion recovery, and three-dimensional T1-weighted brain volume with gadolinium contrast enhancement sequences on a 3...
May 10, 2018: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753942/magnetic-resonance-imaging-technology-bridging-the-gap-between-noninvasive-human-imaging-and-optical-microscopy
#7
REVIEW
Jonathan R Polimeni, Lawrence L Wald
Technological advances in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) have provided substantial gains in the sensitivity and specificity of functional neuroimaging. Mounting evidence demonstrates that the hemodynamic changes utilized in functional MRI can be far more spatially and thus neuronally specific than previously believed. This has motivated a push toward novel, high-resolution MR imaging strategies that can match this biological resolution limit while recording from the entire human brain. Although sensitivity increases are a necessary component, new MR encoding technologies are required to convert improved sensitivity into higher resolution...
May 10, 2018: Current Opinion in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752228/exploring-cognitive-flexibility-with-a-noninvasive-bci-using-simultaneous-steady-state-visual-evoked-potentials-and-sensorimotor-rhythms
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Bradley J Edelman, Jianjun Meng, Nicholas Gulachek, Christopher C Cline, Bin He
EEG-based brain-computer interface (BCI) technology creates non-biological pathways for conveying a user's mental intent solely through noninvasively measured neural signals. While optimizing the performance of a single task has long been the focus of BCI research, in order to translate this technology into everyday life, realistic situations, in which multiple tasks are performed simultaneously, must be investigated. In this paper, we explore the concept of cognitive flexibility, or multitasking, within the BCI framework by utilizing a 2-D cursor control task, using sensorimotor rhythms (SMRs), and a four-target visual attention task, using steady-state visual evoked potentials (SSVEPs), both individually and simultaneously...
May 2018: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750977/high-definition-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-changes-older-adults-subjective-sleep-and-corresponding-resting-state-functional-connectivity
#9
Jing Sheng, Chao Xie, Dong-Qiong Fan, Xu Lei, Jing Yu
With advanced age, older adults show functional deterioration in sleep. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), a noninvasive brain stimulation, modulates individuals' behavioral performance in various cognitive domains. However, the modulation effect and neural mechanisms of tDCS on sleep, especially for the elderly population are not clear. Here, we aimed to investigate whether high-definition transcranial direct current stimulation (HD-tDCS) could modulate community-dwelling older adults' subjective sleep and whether these potential improvements are associated with the large-scale brain activity alterations recorded by functional magnetic resonance imaging...
May 8, 2018: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748641/xiaoshuan-enteric-coated-capsule-alleviates-cognitive-impairment-by-enhancing-hippocampal-glucose-metabolism-hemodynamics-and-neuroplasticity-of-rat-with-chronic-cerebral-hypoperfusion
#10
Man-Zhong Li, Yi Zhang, Hai-Yan Zou, Ya-Li Wang, Brian-Chi Yan Cheng, Lei Wang, Qiu-Xia Zhang, Jian-Feng Lei, Hui Zhao
Chronic cerebral hypoperfusion (CCH) is identified as a critical risk factor of dementia in patients with cerebrovascular disease. Xiaoshuan enteric-coated capsule (XSECC) is a compound Chinese medicine approved by Chinese State Food and Drug Administration for promoting brain remodeling and plasticity after stroke. The present study aimed to explore the potential of XSECC to improve cognitive function after CCH and further investigate the underlying mechanisms. CCH was induced by bilateral common carotid artery occlusion (BCCAO) in rats...
May 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742722/arterial-spin-labeling-mr-imaging-aids-to-identify-cortical-venous-drainage-of-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas
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Ji Hee Kang, Tae Jin Yun, Jong Kook Rhim, Young Dae Cho, Dong Hyun Yoo, Roh-Eul Yoo, Koung Mi Kang, Seung Hong Choi, Ji-Hoon Kim, Chul-Ho Sohn, Moon Hee Han
Cortical venous drainage (CVD) increases the probability of intracranial hemorrhage and mortality rate of dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVF). Although digital subtraction angiography (DSA) is the most accurate method to determine CVD in DAVFs, this modality has limitations due to its invasive nature and radiation issues. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic utility of arterial spin-labeling perfusion-weighted images (ASL-PWI) to identify CVD in patients with DAVF.The Institutional Review Board of our hospital approved this retrospective study...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735432/the-retina-as-a-window-to-early-dysfunctions-of-alzheimer-s-disease-following-studies-with-a-5xfad-mouse-model
#12
Chiara Criscuolo, Elisa Cerri, Carlotta Fabiani, Simona Capsoni, Antonino Cattaneo, Luciano Domenici
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease leading to neuronal dysfunctions with cognitive impairment. AD can affect visual pathways and visual cortex and result in various visual changes and problems. However, how early the visual dysfunctions occur in AD is still a matter of discussion. Here, we used electrophysiological techniques to show the presence of early anomalies in AD visual system. To this aim, we used a familial AD (FAD) model, the 5xFAD transgenic mouse, characterized by severe progressive amyloid pathology and cognitive deficits...
March 23, 2018: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733940/a-fresh-look-at-functional-link-neural-network-for-motor-imagery-based-brain-computer-interface
#13
Imali T Hettiarachchi, Toktam Babaei, Thanh Nguyen, Chee P Lim, Saeid Nahavandi
BACKGROUND: Artificial neural networks (ANN) is one of the widely used classifiers in the brain computer interface (BCI) systems-based on noninvasive electroencephalography (EEG) signals. Among the different ANN architectures, the most commonly applied for BCI classifiers is the multilayer perceptron (MLP). When appropriately designed with optimal number of neuron layers and number of neurons per layer, the ANN can act as a universal approximator. However, due to the low signal-to-noise ratio of EEG signal data, overtraining problem may become an inherent issue, causing these universal approximators to fail in real-time applications...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728816/quantitative-mr-spectroscopy-reveals-metabolic-changes-in-the-dorsolateral-prefrontal-cortex-of-patients-with-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
#14
Qiaoyue Tan, Huaiqiang Sun, Weina Wang, Xintong Wu, Nanya Hao, Xiaorui Su, Xibiao Yang, Simin Zhang, Jingkai Su, Qiang Yue, Qiyong Gong
OBJECTIVE: To characterize possible metabolic changes of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). METHODS: Quantitative proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS) studies were performed on 24 TLE patients and 22 healthy controls. Metabolite concentrations were calculated using a linear combination model (LCModel) and corrected for cerebrospinal fluid contamination. Comparisons were performed between the TLE patients and the controls and between the left DLPFC and right DLPFC in each group...
May 4, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727504/noninvasive-pk11195-pet-image-analysis-techniques-can-detect-abnormal-cerebral-microglial-activation-in-parkinson-s-disease
#15
Yeona Kang, P David Mozley, Ajay Verma, David Schlyer, Claire Henchcliffe, Susan A Gauthier, Ping C Chiao, Bin He, Anastasia Nikolopoulou, Jean Logan, Jenna M Sullivan, Kane O Pryor, Jacob Hesterman, Paresh J Kothari, Shankar Vallabhajosula
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Neuroinflammation has been implicated in the pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease (PD), which might be influenced by successful neuroprotective drugs. The uptake of [11 C](R)-PK11195 (PK) is often considered to be a proxy for neuroinflammation, and can be quantified using the Logan graphical method with an image-derived blood input function, or the Logan reference tissue model using automated reference region extraction. The purposes of this study were (1) to assess whether these noninvasive image analysis methods can discriminate between patients with PD and healthy volunteers (HVs), and (2) to establish the effect size that would be required to distinguish true drug-induced changes from system variance in longitudinal trials...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727159/nongenetic-optical-methods-for-measuring-and-modulating-neuronal-response
#16
John F Zimmerman, Bozhi Tian
The ability to probe and modulate electrical signals sensitively at cellular length scales is a key challenge in the field of electrophysiology. Electrical signals play integral roles in regulating cellular behavior and in controlling biological function. From cardiac arrhythmias to neurodegenerative disorders, maladaptive phenotypes in electrophysiology can result in serious and potentially deadly medical conditions. Understanding how to monitor and to control these behaviors precisely and noninvasively represents an important step in developing next-generation therapeutic devices...
May 4, 2018: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726988/validation-of-noninvasive-absolute-intracranial-pressure-measurements-in-traumatic-brain-injury-and-intracranial-hemorrhage
#17
Jenny C Kienzler, Rolandas Zakelis, Sabrina Bäbler, Elke Remonda, Arminas Ragauskas, Javier Fandino
BACKGROUND: Increased intracranial pressure (ICP) causes secondary damage in traumatic brain injury (TBI), and intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). Current methods of ICP monitoring require surgery and carry risks of complications. OBJECTIVE: To validate a new instrument for noninvasive ICP measurement by comparing values obtained from noninvasive measurements to those from commercial implantable devices through this pilot study. METHODS: The ophthalmic artery (OA) served as a natural ICP sensor...
May 3, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724763/%C3%AE-hydroxybutyrate-detection-with-proton-mr-spectroscopy-in-children-with-drug-resistant-epilepsy-on-the-ketogenic-diet
#18
J N Wright, R P Saneto, S D Friedman
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The ketogenic diet, including both classic and modified forms, is an alternative to antiepileptic medications used in the treatment of drug-resistant epilepsy. We sought to evaluate the utility of proton MR spectroscopy for the detection of β-hydroxybutyrate in a cohort of children with epilepsy treated with the ketogenic diet and to correlate brain parenchymal metabolite ratios obtained from spectroscopy with β-hydroxybutyrate serum concentrations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-three spectroscopic datasets acquired at a TE of 288 ms in children on the ketogenic diet were analyzed with LCModel using a modified basis set that included a simulated β-hydroxybutyrate resonance...
May 3, 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722303/harnessing-migraines-for-neural-regeneration
#19
REVIEW
Jonathan M Borkum
The success of naturalistic or therapeutic neuroregeneration likely depends on an internal milieu that facilitates the survival, proliferation, migration, and differentiation of stem cells and their assimilation into neural networks. Migraine attacks are an integrated sequence of physiological processes that may protect the brain from oxidative stress by releasing growth factors, suppressing apoptosis, stimulating neurogenesis, encouraging mitochondrial biogenesis, reducing the production of oxidants, and upregulating antioxidant defenses...
April 2018: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721406/focused-ultrasound-augmented-delivery-of-biodegradable-multifunctional-nanoplatforms-for-imaging-guided-brain-tumor-treatment
#20
Meiying Wu, Wenting Chen, Yu Chen, Haixian Zhang, Chengbo Liu, Zhiting Deng, Zonghai Sheng, Jingqin Chen, Xin Liu, Fei Yan, Hairong Zheng
The blood brain barrier is the main obstacle to delivering diagnostic and therapeutic agents to the diseased sites of brain. It is still of great challenge for the combined use of focused ultrasound (FUS) and theranostic nanotechnology to achieve noninvasive and localized delivery of chemotherapeutic drugs into orthotopic brain tumor. In this work, a unique theranostic nanoplatform for highly efficient photoacoustic imaging - guided chemotherapy of brain tumor both in vitro and in vivo, which is based on the utilization of hollow mesoporous organosilica nanoparticles (HMONs) to integrate ultrasmall Cu2- x Se particles on the surface and doxorubicin inside the hollow interior, is synthesized...
April 2018: Advanced Science (Weinheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany)
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