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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319221/fluorescent-chemical-probes-for-accurate-tumor-diagnosis-and-targeting-therapy
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REVIEW
Min Gao, Fabiao Yu, Changjun Lv, Jaebum Choo, Lingxin Chen
Surgical resection of solid tumors is currently the gold standard and preferred therapeutic strategy for cancer. Chemotherapy drugs also make a significant contribution by inhibiting the rapid growth of tumor cells and these two approaches are often combined to enhance treatment efficacy. However, surgery and chemotherapy inevitably lead to severe side effects and high systemic toxicity, which in turn results in poor prognosis. Precision medicine has promoted the development of treatment modalities that are developed to specifically target and kill tumor cells...
March 20, 2017: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318833/bibliometric-analysis-of-the-scientific-production-as-regards-statin-use-for-ophthalmological-symptoms-of-myasthenia-gravis
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S M Salado-Font, F López-Muñoz, F J Povedano-Montero, F Labella Quesada
INTRODUCTION: The first symptoms of myasthenia gravis (MG) usually involve weakness of the ocular muscles, making it relevant that ophthalmologists have updated information on studies as regards its relationship with the consumption of drugs, such as statins. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A bibliometric analysis was performed using the Scopus database and by a search strategy in the selection of documents containing descriptors related to statins in the «Title» («TI») field and the descriptors «ophthalm *', «myast *', «visual *' in other fields of the document (period 1986-2015)...
March 16, 2017: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318794/ethylenediaminedisuccinic-acid-edds-enhances-phytoextraction-of-lead-by-vetiver-grass-from-contaminated-residential-soils-in-a-panel-study-in-the-field
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Ramesh Attinti, Kirk R Barrett, Rupali Datta, Dibyendu Sarkar
Phytoextraction is a green remediation technology for cleaning contaminated soils. Application of chelating agents increases metal solubility and enhances phytoextraction. Following a successful greenhouse experiment, a panel study under field weather elucidated the efficiency of the chelating agent ethylenediaminedisuccinic acid (EDDS) on phytoextraction of lead (Pb) by vetiver grass, a hyperaccumulator of Pb, and a nonaccumulator fescue grass from residential soils contaminated with Pb-based paint from Baltimore, MD and San Antonio, TX...
March 16, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315568/diurnal-blood-pressure-parameters-in-normal-tension-glaucoma-primary-open-angle-glaucoma-and-healthy-subjects
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Tolga Kocatürk, Çağdaş Akgüllü, Gökhan E Evliçoğlu, İmran K Ömürlü, Harun Çakmak, Ufuk Eryılmaz, Volkan Dayanır
OBJECTIVE: The pathophysiology of glaucoma is still undisclosed. Cardiovascular hemodynamic changes are hypothesized to contribute to glaucoma. This study aimed to determine the differences in the diurnal blood pressure (BP) of patients with normal tension glaucoma (NTG), primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), and controls without glaucoma. METHODS: A total of 129 patients were included in this study. The day-night average systolic and diastolic BPs, the day-night average pulse pressures (PPs), the day-night average heart rates, and the percentage of BP decline at night were obtained from the Holter devices and compared...
March 9, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315309/effects-of-task-demands-on-the-early-neural-processing-of-fearful-and-happy-facial-expressions
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Roxane J Itier, Karly N Neath-Tavares
Task demands shape how we process environmental stimuli but their impact on the early neural processing of facial expressions remains unclear. In a within-subject design, ERPs were recorded to the same fearful, happy and neutral facial expressions presented during a gender discrimination, an explicit emotion discrimination and an oddball detection tasks, the most studied tasks in the field. Using an eye tracker, fixation on the face nose was enforced using a gaze-contingent presentation. Task demands modulated amplitudes from 200-350ms at occipito-temporal sites spanning the EPN component...
March 14, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314998/multispectral-images-of-flowers-reveal-the-adaptive-significance-of-using-long-wavelength-sensitive-receptors-for-edge-detection-in-bees
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Vera Vasas, Daniel Hanley, Peter G Kevan, Lars Chittka
Many pollinating insects acquire their entire nutrition from visiting flowers, and they must therefore be efficient both at detecting flowers and at recognizing familiar rewarding flower types. A crucial first step in recognition is the identification of edges and the segmentation of the visual field into areas that belong together. Honeybees and bumblebees acquire visual information through three types of photoreceptors; however, they only use a single receptor type-the one sensitive to longer wavelengths-for edge detection and movement detection...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. A, Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314954/retinal-and-choroidal-vascular-features-in-patients-with-retinitis-pigmentosa-imaged-by-oct-based-microangiography
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Kasra A Rezaei, Qinqin Zhang, Chieh-Li Chen, Jennifer Chao, Ruikang K Wang
PURPOSE: To image vascular features of retinitis pigmentosa (RP) using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). METHODS: Patients with RP were imaged by spectral domain optical coherence tomography based angiography (OCTA). The optical microangiography (OMAG) algorithm was applied to scanned datasets to generate 3D OCTA retinal angiograms, i.e., OMAG angiograms. Motion tracking was used to minimize artifacts due to eye movement, and large field of view OMAG angiograms were achieved through a montage scanning protocol...
March 17, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314817/fef-controlled-alpha-delay-activity-precedes-stimulus-induced-gamma-band-activity-in-visual-cortex
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Tzvetan Popov, Sabine Kastner, Ole Jensen
Recent findings in the visual system of non-human primates have demonstrated an important role of gamma band activity (40 - 100 Hz) in the feed-forward flow of sensory information, whereas feedback control appears to be dynamically established by oscillations in the alpha (8 - 13 Hz) and beta bands (13 - 18 Hz) (van Kerkoerle et al., 2014; Bastos et al., 2015). It is not clear, however, how alpha oscillations are controlled and how they interact with the flow of visual information mediated by gamma band activity...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306361/visual-field-progression-is-associated-with-systemic-concentration-of-macrophage-chemoattractant-protein-1-in-normal-tension-glaucoma
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Na Young Lee, Min Hee Kim, Chan Kee Park
PURPOSE: To investigate the associations between endothelin-1 (ET-1) and macrophage chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) levels and visual field (VF) progression in normal-tension glaucoma (NTG). METHODS: We conducted a prospective, longitudinal study in 71 patients with NTG. Blood samples from all subjects were assayed for ET-1 and MCP-1 concentrations, and baseline ophthalmic examinations, including the VF, were performed. Baseline data were compared with follow-up data over 3 years...
March 17, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304366/conditional-random-field-crf-boosting-constructing-a-robust-online-hybrid-boosting-multiple-object-tracker-facilitated-by-crf-learning
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Ehwa Yang, Jeonghwan Gwak, Moongu Jeon
Due to the reasonably acceptable performance of state-of-the-art object detectors, tracking-by-detection is a standard strategy for visual multi-object tracking (MOT). In particular, online MOT is more demanding due to its diverse applications in time-critical situations. A main issue of realizing online MOT is how to associate noisy object detection results on a new frame with previously being tracked objects. In this work, we propose a multi-object tracker method called CRF-boosting which utilizes a hybrid data association method based on online hybrid boosting facilitated by a conditional random field (CRF) for establishing online MOT...
March 17, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304207/dural-venous-sinus-stenting-for-medically-and-surgically-refractory-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension
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Sudhakar R Satti, Lakshmi Leishangthem, Alejandro Spiotta, M Imran Chaudry
Background Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is a syndrome defined by elevated intracranial hypertension without radiographic evidence of a mass lesion in the brain. Dural venous sinus stenosis has been increasingly recognized as a treatable cause, and dural venous sinus stenting (DVSS) is increasingly performed. Methods A 5 year single-center retrospective analysis of consecutive patients undergoing DVSS for medically refractory IIH. Results There were 43 patients with a mean imaging follow-up of 6...
April 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304078/moving-messages-in-the-developing-brain-emerging-roles-for-mrna-transport-and-local-translation-in-neural-stem-cells
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REVIEW
Louis-Jan Pilaz, Debra L Silver
The mammalian cerebral cortex is a complex brain structure integral to our higher cognition. During embryonic cortical development, radial glial progenitors (RGCs) produce neurons and serve as physical structures for migrating neurons. Recent discoveries highlight new roles for RNA localization and local translation in RGCs, both at the cell body and at distal structures called basal endfeet. By implementing technologies from the field of RNA research to brain development, investigators can manipulate RNA binding proteins as well as visualize single molecule RNAs, live movement of mRNAs and their binding proteins, and translation...
March 17, 2017: FEBS Letters
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/28303100/a-neural-dynamic-architecture-for-reaching-and-grasping-integrates-perception-and-movement-generation-and-enables-on-line-updating
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Guido Knips, Stephan K U Zibner, Hendrik Reimann, Gregor Schöner
Reaching for objects and grasping them is a fundamental skill for any autonomous robot that interacts with its environment. Although this skill seems trivial to adults, who effortlessly pick up even objects they have never seen before, it is hard for other animals, for human infants, and for most autonomous robots. Any time during movement preparation and execution, human reaching movement are updated if the visual scene changes (with a delay of about 100 ms). The capability for online updating highlights how tightly perception, movement planning, and movement generation are integrated in humans...
2017: Frontiers in Neurorobotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303097/language-learning-enhanced-by-massive-multiple-online-role-playing-games-mmorpgs-and-the-underlying-behavioral-and-neural-mechanisms
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Yongjun Zhang, Hongwen Song, Xiaoming Liu, Dinghong Tang, Yue-E Chen, Xiaochu Zhang
Massive Multiple Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPGs) have increased in popularity among children, juveniles, and adults since MMORPGs' appearance in this digital age. MMORPGs can be applied to enhancing language learning, which is drawing researchers' attention from different fields and many studies have validated MMORPGs' positive effect on language learning. However, there are few studies on the underlying behavioral or neural mechanism of such effect. This paper reviews the educational application of the MMORPGs based on relevant macroscopic and microscopic studies, showing that gamers' overall language proficiency or some specific language skills can be enhanced by real-time online interaction with peers and game narratives or instructions embedded in the MMORPGs...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303068/high-dose-intravenous-pulse-steroid-therapy-for-optic-disc-swelling-and-subretinal-fluid-in-non-arteritic-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
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Kei Takayama, Hiroki Kaneko, Shu Kachi, Eimei Ra, Yasuki Ito, Hiroko Terasaki
Non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) is a disease with microvascular abnormality that causes acute optic disc swelling (ODS) and, in severe cases, subretinal fluid (SRF) accumulation. ODS causes compartment syndrome and subsequent axonal degeneration and loss of retinal ganglion cells by apoptosis. No treatment modalities have been effective, although some cases improved after the intake of oral systemic steroids. We reported a case of a 72-year-old man who was referred due to a visual defect in the right eye...
February 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302535/aqueous-humor-cytokines-in-patients-with-acute-non-arteritic-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy-naion
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Jonathan A Micieli, Cindy Lam, Kinda Najem, Edward A Margolin
PURPOSE: To measure and compare the cytokine concentrations in the aqueous humor of patients with acute non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) and normal age-related cataract controls. DESIGN: Prospective, comparative observational study. METHODS: Aqueous humor samples were obtained in 10 patients with acute NAION (within 14 days of symptom onset) and 15 control patients with age-related cataract. The levels of 6 cytokines [vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-2, IL-6, and IL-8] were determined using a multiplex bead immunoassay...
March 13, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301863/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-nonarteritic-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
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Emily Wright Mayes, Emily D Cole, Sabin Dang, Eduardo A Novais, Laurel Vuong, Carlos Mendoza-Santiesteban, Jay S Duker, Thomas R Hedges
BACKGROUND: Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) has demonstrated good utility in qualitative analysis of retinal and choroidal vasculature and therefore may be relevant in the diagnostic and treatment efforts surrounding nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION). METHODS: Retrospective, cross-sectional study of 10 eyes of 9 patients with a previous or new diagnosis of NAION that received imaging with OCTA between November 2015 and February 2016...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301857/structural-and-functional-characterization-of-benign-fleck-retina-using-multimodal-imaging
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Srividya Neriyanuri, Chetan Rao, Rajiv Raman
PURPOSE: To report structural and functional features in a case series of benign fleck retina using multimodal imaging. METHODS: Four cases with benign fleck retina underwent complete ophthalmic examination that included detailed history, visual acuity, and refractive error testing, FM-100 hue test, dilated fundus evaluation, full field electroretinogram, fundus photography with autofluorescence, fundus fluorescein angiography, and swept-source optical coherence tomography...
April 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301803/injectable-and-thermally-contractible-hydroxypropyl-methyl-cellulose-fe3o4-for-magnetic-hyperthermia-ablation-of-tumors
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Fengjuan Wang, Yang Yang, Yi Ling, Jianxin Liu, Xiaojun Cai, Xiaohan Zhou, Xiuzhen Tang, Bing Liang, Yini Chen, Hangrong Chen, Dengming Chen, Chunhong Li, Zhigang Wang, Bing Hu, Yuanyi Zheng
The development of efficient strategies for the magnetic hyperthermia ablation of tumors remains challenging. To overcome the significant safety limitations, we developed a thermally contractible, injectable and biodegradable material for the minimally invasive and highly efficient magnetic hyperthermia ablation of tumors. This material was composed of hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose (HPMC), polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and Fe3O4. The thermal contractibility of HPMC/Fe3O4 was designed to avoid damaging the surrounding normal tissue upon heating, which was confirmed by visual inspection, ultrasound imaging and computed tomography (CT)...
March 8, 2017: Biomaterials
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