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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227274/towards-real-time-qrs-feature-extraction-for-wearable-monitors
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Lukas Smital, Clifton Haider, Pavel Leinveber, Pavel Jurak, Barry Gilbert, David Holmes, Lukas Smital, Clifton Haider, Pavel Leinveber, Pavel Jurak, Barry Gilbert, David Holmes, Pavel Leinveber, Pavel Jurak, Lukas Smital, Clifton Haider, David Holmes, Barry Gilbert
The ability to generate computationally compact ECG analysis algorithms is of interest in the field of wearable physiologic monitors. Such remote monitors necessarily have limited on-board energy storage and therefore lack the computational power and physical memory often required for academic study of physiologic waveforms. Herein we evaluate a set of algorithms with markedly different computation and memory footprints useful in extracting QRS complexes from synthetically generated noisy and measured ECG signals...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221714/photonic-devices-out-of-equilibrium-transient-memory-signal-propagation-and-sensing
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Thomas Heuser, Rémi Merindol, Sebastian Loescher, Aileen Klaus, Andreas Walther
Soft photonic materials are important for sensors, displays, or energy management and have become switchable under static equilibrium conditions by integration of responsive polymer features. The next step is to equip such materials with the ability for autonomously dynamic and self-regulating behavior, which would advance their functionality and application possibilities to new levels. Here, this study shows the system integration of a nonlinear, biocatalytic pH-feedback system with a pH-responsive block copolymer photonic gel, and demonstrates autonomous transient memories, remotely controlled signal propagation, and sensing...
February 21, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213645/transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-modulates-neuronal-networks-in-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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Anna Sotnikova, Cornelia Soff, Enzo Tagliazucchi, Katja Becker, Michael Siniatchkin
Anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) of the prefrontal cortex has been repeatedly shown to improve working memory (WM). Since patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are characterized by both underactivation of the prefrontal cortex and deficits in WM, the modulation of prefrontal activity with tDCS in ADHD patients may increase their WM performance as well as improve the activation and connectivity of the WM network. In the present study, this hypothesis was tested using a double-blind sham-controlled experimental design...
February 17, 2017: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210216/flavor-dependent-retention-of-remote-food-preference-memory
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Aditya Singh, Suraj Kumar, Vikram Pal Singh, Asish Das, J Balaji
Social Transmission of Food Preference (STFP) is a single trial non-aversive learning task that is used for testing non-spatial memory. This task relies on an accurate estimate of a change in food preference of the animals following social demonstration of a novel flavor. Conventionally this is done by providing two flavors of powdered food and later estimating the amount of food consumed for each of these flavors in a defined period of time. This is achieved through a careful measurement of leftover food for each of these flavors...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205585/neuronally-directed-effects-of-rxr-activation-in-a-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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M M Mariani, T Malm, R Lamb, T R Jay, L Neilson, B Casali, L Medarametla, G E Landreth
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by extensive neuron loss that accompanies profound impairments in memory and cognition. We examined the neuronally directed effects of the retinoid X receptor agonist bexarotene in an aggressive model of AD. We report that a two week treatment of 3.5 month old 5XFAD mice with bexarotene resulted in the clearance of intraneuronal amyloid deposits. Importantly, neuronal loss was attenuated by 44% in the subiculum in mice 4 months of age and 18% in layer V of the cortex in mice 8 months of age...
February 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176459/reconsolidation-induced-rescue-of-a-remote-fear-memory-blocked-by-an-early-cortical-inhibition-involvement-of-the-anterior-cingulate-cortex-and-the-mediation-by-the-thalamic-nucleus-reuniens
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Rodrigo O Sierra, Lizeth K Pedraza, Querusche K Zanona, Fabiana Santana, Flávia Z Boos, Ana P Crestani, Josué Haubrich, Lucas de Oliveira Alvares, Maria Elisa Calcagnotto, Jorge A Quillfeldt
Systems consolidation is a time-dependent reorganization process involving neocortical and hippocampal networks underlying memory storage and retrieval. The involvement of the hippocampus during acquisition is well described, however we know much less about the concomitant contribution of cortical activity levels to the formation of stable remote memories. Here, after a reversible pharmacological inhibition of the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) during the acquisition of a contextual fear conditioning, retrieval of both recent and remote memories were impaired, an effect that was reverted by a single memory reactivation session 48h after training, through a destabilization-dependent mechanism interpreted as reconsolidation, that restored the normal course of systems consolidation in order to rescue a remote memory...
February 8, 2017: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173964/sleep-deprivation-disrupts-the-contribution-of-the-hippocampus-to-the-formation-of-novel-lexical-associations
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Virginie Sterpenich, Leonardo Ceravolo, Sophie Schwartz
Sleep is involved in the mechanisms underlying memory consolidation and brain plasticity. Consolidation refers to a process through which labile memories are reorganized into more stable ones. An intriguing but often neglected question concerns how pre-existing knowledge is modified when new information enters memory, and whether sleep can influence this process. We investigated how nonword learning may modify the neural representations of closely-related existing words. We also tested whether sleep contributes to any such effect by comparing a group of participants who slept during the night following a first encoding session to a sleep deprived group...
February 4, 2017: Brain and Language
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159532/a-cross-sectional-survey-of-the-access-of-older-people-in-the-scottish-highlands-to-general-medical-practices-community-pharmacies-and-prescription-medicines
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Gordon F Rushworth, Scott Cunningham, Sharon Pfleger, Jenny Hall, Derek Stewart
BACKGROUND: Access to medicines and healthcare is more problematic in remote and rural areas. OBJECTIVES: To quantify issues of access to general practitioners (GPs), community pharmacies and prescribed medicines in older people resident in the Scottish Highlands. METHODS: Anonymized questionnaires were mailed to a random sample of 2000 older people (≥60 years) resident in the Scottish Highlands. Questionnaire items were: access and convenience to GP and pharmacy services (10 items); prescribed medicines (13 items); attitudinal statements based on the Theoretical Domains Framework (12 items); quality of life (SF8, 8 items); and demographics (12 items)...
January 25, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156614/effect-of-discharge-to-subacute-rehabilitation-sar-on-hospitalized-patients-with-progressive-gastrointestinal-gi-cancer
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Anjali V Desai, Leonard Saltz
: 41 Background: SAR may be an alternative when hospice is declined. However, the outcomes of discharges to SAR in cancer patients with progressive (chemotherapy-refractory) disease are not known. We examined the characteristics and outcomes of patients with debility from progressive metastatic GI cancer who were discharged to SAR after an admission to our center. METHODS: An institutional electronic database was queried to identify patients of the GI medical oncology service of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center who had been discharged to a SAR facility...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128869/utility-reliability-sensitivity-and-validity-of-an-online-test-system-designed-to-monitor-changes-in-cognitive-function-in-clinical-trials
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Keith A Wesnes, Helen Brooker, Clive Ballard, Laura McCambridge, Robert Stenton, Anne Corbett
OBJECTIVE: The advent of long-term remotely conducted clinical trials requires assessments which can be administered online. This paper considers the utility, reliability, sensitivity and validity of an internet-based system for measuring changes in cognitive function which is being used in one such trial. METHODS: The Platform for Research Online to investigate Genetics and Cognition in Ageing is a 10-year longitudinal and entirely remote study launched in November 2015...
January 27, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119307/asciigenome-a-command-line-genome-browser-for-console-terminals
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Dario Beraldi
MOTIVATION: Current genome browsers are designed to work via graphical user interfaces (GUIs), which, however intuitive, are not amenable to operate within console terminals and therefore are difficult to streamline or integrate in scripts. To circumvent these limitations, ASCIIGenome runs exclusively via command line interface to display genomic data directly in a terminal window. By following the same philosophy of UNIX tools, ASCIIGenome aims to be easily integrated with the command line, including batch processing of data, and therefore enables an effective exploration of the data...
January 24, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114380/automated-remote-focusing-drift-correction-and-photostimulation-to-evaluate-structural-plasticity-in-dendritic-spines
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Michael S Smirnov, Paul R Evans, Tavita R Garrett, Long Yan, Ryohei Yasuda
Long-term structural plasticity of dendritic spines plays a key role in synaptic plasticity, the cellular basis for learning and memory. The biochemical step is mediated by a complex network of signaling proteins in spines. Two-photon imaging techniques combined with two-photon glutamate uncaging allows researchers to induce and quantify structural plasticity in single dendritic spines. However, this method is laborious and slow, making it unsuitable for high throughput screening of factors necessary for structural plasticity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077515/medial-prefrontal-cortex-pontine-nuclei-projections-modulate-suboptimal-cue-induced-associative-motor-learning
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Guang-Yan Wu, Shu-Lei Liu, Juan Yao, Lin Sun, Bing Wu, Yi Yang, Xuan Li, Qian-Quan Sun, Hua Feng, Jian-Feng Sui
Diverse and powerful mechanisms have evolved to enable organisms to modulate learning and memory under a variety of survival conditions. Cumulative evidence has shown that the prefrontal cortex (PFC) is closely involved in many higher-order cognitive functions. However, when and how the medial PFC (mPFC) modulates associative motor learning remains largely unknown. Here, we show that delay eyeblink conditioning (DEC) with the weak conditioned stimulus (wCS) but not the strong CS (sCS) elicited a significant increase in the levels of c-Fos expression in caudal mPFC...
January 10, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032685/the-dynamics-of-memory-consolidation-of-landmarks
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Janneke van Ekert, Joost Wegman, Clemens Jansen, Atsuko Takashima, Gabriele Janzen
Navigating through space is fundamental to human nature and requires the ability to retrieve relevant information from the remote past. With the passage of time, some memories become generic, capturing only a sense of familiarity. Yet, others maintain precision, even when acquired decades ago. Understanding the dynamics of memory consolidation is a major challenge to neuroscientists. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, we systematically examined the effects of time and spatial context on the neural representation of landmark recognition memory...
December 29, 2016: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025069/does-reactivation-trigger-episodic-memory-change-a-meta-analysis
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Iiona D Scully, Lucy E Napper, Almut Hupbach
According to the reconsolidation hypothesis, long-term memories return to a plastic state upon their reactivation, leaving them vulnerable to interference effects and requiring re-storage processes or else these memories might be permanently lost. The present study used a meta-analytic approach to critically evaluate the evidence for reactivation-induced changes in human episodic memory. Results indicated that reactivation makes episodic memories susceptible to physiological and behavioral interference. When applied shortly after reactivation, interference manipulations altered the amount of information that could be retrieved from the original learning event...
December 23, 2016: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019138/age-differences-in-perceptions-of-memory-strategy-effectiveness-for-recent-and-remote-memory
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Tara T Lineweaver, Michelle Horhota, Jessica Crumley, Catherine T Geanon, Jacqueline J Juett
We examined whether young and older adults hold different beliefs about the effectiveness of memory strategies for specific types of memory tasks and whether memory strategies are perceived to be differentially effective for young, middle-aged, and older targets. Participants rated the effectiveness of five memory strategies for 10 memory tasks at three target ages (20, 50, and 80 years old). Older adults did not strongly differentiate strategy effectiveness, viewing most strategies as similarly effective across memory tasks...
December 26, 2016: Neuropsychology, Development, and Cognition. Section B, Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997104/direct-write-fabrication-of-4d-active-shape-changing-structures-based-on-a-shape-memory-polymer-and-its-nanocomposite
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Hongqiu Wei, Qiwei Zhang, Yongtao Yao, Liwu Liu, Yanju Liu, Jinsong Leng
Four-dimensional (4D) active shape-changing structures based on shape memory polymers (SMPs) and shape memory nanocomposites (SMNCs) are able to be controlled in both space and time and have attracted increasing attention worldwide. However, conventional processing approaches have restricted the design space of such smart structures. Herein, 4D active shape-changing architectures in custom-defined geometries exhibiting thermally and remotely actuated behaviors are achieved by direct-write printing of ultraviolet (UV) cross-linking poly(lactic acid)-based inks...
December 20, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989514/the-effect-of-cortisol-on-autobiographical-memory-retrieval-depends-on-remoteness-and-valence-of-memories
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Juliane Fleischer, Juliane Weber, Julian Hellmann-Regen, Moritz Düsenberg, Oliver T Wolf, Christian Otte, Katja Wingenfeld
There is evidence that specificity of autobiographical memory (AM) retrieval is impaired by cortisol. However, it is unknown whether glucocorticoids differentially influence the retrieval of recent versus remote AMs. Therefore, the aim of the current study was to investigate the effects of cortisol on AM retrieval, in terms of memory specificity, with respect to remoteness of the retrieved memories. A placebo controlled, double blind study was conducted. Thirty female and 24 male healthy participants (mean age 24...
December 15, 2016: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981535/remote-ischemic-preconditioning-provides-neuroprotection-impact-on-ketamine-induced-neuroapoptosis-in-the-developing-rat-brain
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W Ma, Y-Y Cao, S Qu, S-S Ma, J-Z Wang, L-Q Deng, W-J Yuan, J-H Meng
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have demonstrated that the commonly used anesthetic ketamine can acutely increase apoptosis and have long-lasting detrimental effects on cognitive function as the animal matures. Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) has been confirmed to have a cerebral protective role in animal models of brain damage. The aim of this study was to investigate whether RIPC can protect the developing brain from anesthetic-induced neurotoxicity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To investigate the protective properties of RIPC, 60 new-born Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly allocated into four groups: ketamine (20 mg/kg was diluted in saline, six times at an interval of 2 hours); RIPC (left hind row ischemia 5 min, reperfusion 5 min, a total of four cycles); ketamine + RIPC: RIPC was induced at postnatal day 5 and rats underwent the same treatment with the ketamine group after 48 hours; and saline (group vehicle)...
December 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980075/effects-of-context-preexposure-and-delay-until-anxiety-retrieval-on-generalization-of-contextual-anxiety
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Marta Andreatta, Dorothea Neueder, Evelyn Glotzbach-Schoon, Andreas Mühlberger, Paul Pauli
Animal studies suggest that time delay between acquisition and retrieval of contextual anxiety increases generalization. Moreover, such generalization is prevented by preexposure to the context (CTX), presumably due to an improved representation of such context. We investigated whether preexposure and time-passing modulate generalization of contextual anxiety, in humans. On Day 1, 42 participants (preexposure group) explored two virtual offices, while 41 participants (no-preexposure group) explored a virtual stadium...
January 2017: Learning & Memory
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