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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231408/climbing-bloom-s-taxonomy-pyramid-lessons-from-a-graduate-histology-course
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Nikki B Zaidi, Charles Hwang, Sara Scott, Stefanie Stallard, Joel Purkiss, Michael Hortsch
Bloom's taxonomy was adopted to create a subject-specific scoring tool for histology multiple-choice questions (MCQs). This Bloom's Taxonomy Histology Tool (BTHT) was used to analyze teacher- and student-generated quiz and examination questions from a graduate level histology course. Multiple-choice questions using histological images were generally assigned a higher BTHT level than simple text questions. The type of microscopy technique (light or electron microscopy) used for these image-based questions did not result in any significant differences in their Bloom's taxonomy scores...
February 23, 2017: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231043/transient-oxytocin-signaling-primes-the-development-and-function-of-excitatory-hippocampal-neurons
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Silvia Ripamonti, Mateusz C Ambrozkiewicz, Francesca Guzzi, Marta Gravati, Gerardo Biella, Ingo Bormuth, Matthieu Hammer, Liam P Tuffy, Albrecht Sigler, Hiroshi Kawabe, Katsuhiko Nishimori, Mauro Toselli, Nils Brose, Marco Parenti, JeongSeop Rhee
Beyond its role in parturition and lactation, oxytocin influences higher brain processes that control social behavior of mammals, and perturbed oxytocin signaling has been linked to the pathogenesis of several psychiatric disorders. However, it is still largely unknown how oxytocin exactly regulates neuronal function. We show that early, transient oxytocin exposure in vitro inhibits the development of hippocampal glutamatergic neurons, leading to reduced dendrite complexity, synapse density, and excitatory transmission, while sparing GABAergic neurons...
February 23, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230603/computed-tomography-evaluation-of-nasal-bone-and-nasal-pyramid-in-the-turkish-population
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Hatice Kaplanoglu, Hüseyin Coskun, Ugur Toprak
OBJECTIVE: To classify shapes of the nasal bones in the Turkish population and comparatively evaluate the sizes of nasal bone and piriform apertures. METHODS: Two- and three-dimensional paranasal sinus computed tomography images of 363 patients were evaluated. Upper, intermediate, and inferior thickness of bilateral nasal bones and thickness of medial and lateral osteotomy line were measured. The shapes of the nasal bones were classified. RESULTS: The mean thickness of nasal bone in the study participants was 1...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230232/carisbamate-blockade-of-t-type-voltage-gated-calcium-channels
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Do Young Kim, Fang-Xiong Zhang, Stan T Nakanishi, Timothy Mettler, Ik-Hyun Cho, Younghee Ahn, Florian Hiess, Lina Chen, Patrick G Sullivan, S R Wayne Chen, Gerald W Zamponi, Jong M Rho
OBJECTIVES: Carisbamate (CRS) is a novel monocarbamate compound that possesses antiseizure and neuroprotective properties. However, the mechanisms underlying these actions remain unclear. Here, we tested both direct and indirect effects of CRS on several cellular systems that regulate intracellular calcium concentration [Ca(2+) ]i . METHODS: We used a combination of cellular electrophysiologic techniques, as well as cell viability, Store Overload-Induced Calcium Release (SOICR), and mitochondrial functional assays to determine whether CRS might affect [Ca(2+) ]i levels through actions on the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), mitochondria, and/or T-type voltage-gated Ca(2+) channels...
February 23, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230068/structural-evolutions-and-hereditary-characteristics-of-icosahedral-nano-clusters-formed-in-mg70zn30-alloys-during-rapid-solidification-processes
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Yong-Chao Liang, Rang-Su Liu, Quan Xie, Ze-An Tian, Yun-Fei Mo, Hai-Tao Zhang, Hai-Rong Liu, Zhao-Yang Hou, Li-Li Zhou, Ping Peng
To investigate the structural evolution and hereditary mechanism of icosahedral nano-clusters formed during rapid solidification, a molecular dynamics (MD) simulation study has been performed for a system consisting of 10(7) atoms of liquid Mg70Zn30 alloy. Adopting Honeycutt-Anderson (HA) bond-type index method and cluster type index method (CTIM-3) to analyse the microstructures in the system it is found that for all the nano-clusters including 2~8 icosahedral clusters in the system, there are 62 kinds of geometrical structures, and those can be classified, by the configurations of the central atoms of basic clusters they contained, into four types: chain-like, triangle-tailed, quadrilateral-tailed and pyramidal-tailed...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229379/a-novel-frameshift-mutation-in-the-sterol-27-hydroxylase-gene-in-an-egyptian-family-with-cerebrotendinous-xanthomatosis-without-cataract
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Mohamed S Abdel-Hamid, Mahmoud Y Issa, Ghada A Otaify, Maha S Zaki
Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX) is a rare autosomal recessive lipid storage disorder caused by deficiency of the mitochondrial cytochrome P450 sterol 27-hydroxylase enzyme encoded by CYP27A1 gene. CTX is characterized by tendon xanthomas, juvenile cataracts and multiple progressive neurological symptoms. Here we report on the clinical and molecular findings of a 35-years old Egyptian patient with CTX without cataract. Parents were first cousins with family history of two deceased sibs with mild impaired cognitive functions and epilepsy without appearance of tendon xanthomas...
February 22, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229087/modeling-williams-syndrome-with-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Thanathom Chailangkarn, Alysson R Muotri
The development of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) like never before has opened novel opportunity to study diseases in relevant cell types. In our recent study, Williams syndrome (WS), a rare genetic neurodevelopmental disorder, that is caused by hemizygous deletion of 25-28 genes on chromosome 7, is of interest because of its unique cognitive and social profiles. Little is known about haploinsufficiency effect of those deleted genes on molecular and cellular phenotypes at the neural level due to the lack of relevant human cellular model...
2017: Neurogenesis (Austin, Tex.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229063/childhood-laryngeal-dystonia-following-bilateral-globus-pallidus-abnormality-a-case-study-and-review-of-literature
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Mohammad Javad Saeedi Borujeni, Ebrahim Esfandiary, Mostafa Almasi-Dooghaee
INTRODUCTION: Dystonia is a disorder of movement caused by various etiologies. Laryngeal dystonia is caused by the spasm of laryngeal muscles. It is a disorder caused by vocal fold movement in which excessive adduction or abduction of the vocal folds occurs during speech. The pathophysiology of this type of dystonia is not fully known. Some researchers have suggested that basal ganglia structures and their connections with cortical areas have been involved in the pathogenesis of dystonia...
January 2017: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228768/genome-wide-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-in-cms-and-restorer-lines-discovered-by-genotyping-using-sequencing-and-association-with-marker-combining-ability-for-12-yield-related-traits-in-oryza-sativa-l-subsp-japonica
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Imdad U Zaid, Weijie Tang, Erbao Liu, Sana U Khan, Hui Wang, Edzesi W Mawuli, Delin Hong
Heterosis or hybrid vigor is closely related with general combing ability (GCA) of parents and special combining ability (SCA) of combinations. The evaluation of GCA and SCA facilitate selection of parents and combinations in heterosis breeding. In order to improve combining ability (CA) by molecular marker assist selection, it is necessary to identify marker loci associated with the CA. To identify the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) loci associated with CA in the parental genomes of japonica rice, genome-wide discovered SNP loci were tested for association with the CA of 18 parents for 12 yield-related traits...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227831/detection-of-single-unit-spikes-during-orthodromic-high-frequency-stimulation-in-rat-hippocampus
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Zhaoxiang Wang, Zhouyan Feng, Ying Yu, Yufang Zhu, Zheshan Guo, Zhaoxiang Wang, Zhouyan Feng, Ying Yu, Yufang Zhu, Zheshan Guo, Yufang Zhu, Ying Yu, Zhouyan Feng, Zhaoxiang Wang, Zheshan Guo
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been used as a treatment of brain diseases such as Parkinson's disease and is a promising therapy for epilepsy. But the mechanisms of high frequency stimulation (HFS) used by DBS are still uncertain. In order to investigate the changes of action penitential firings of individual neurons (single unit activity, SUA) during the period of HFS, a new algorithm based on window detection was designed to detect spikes in broadband-frequency recording signals. The results show that orthodromic-HFS (O-HFS) could excite the neurons in CA1 regions, and the firing rate of interneurons and pyramidal neurons increased significantly...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227716/heart-activity-monitoring-using-3d-hologram-based-on-smartphone
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Tharoeun Thap, Heewon Chung, Jinseok Lee, Tharoeun Thap, Heewon Chung, Jinseok Lee, Tharoeun Thap, Jinseok Lee, Heewon Chung
In this paper, we used smartphone to obtained pulsatile signal from a fingertip by illuminating the skin tissue using flashlight and with an on-board camera to record the change of the light intensity reflected from the tissue. The pulsatile signal is produced by analyzing average green component values of the frames taken by the camera and the heart rate is estimated in real time by detecting the pulse peaks. Based on each instant obtained heartbeat, we design a heart animation that beats according to each interval of the heartbeat...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227541/effects-of-electrode-displacement-in-high-definition-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-a-computational-study
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Hyeon Seo, Donghyeon Kim, Sung Chan Jun, Hyeon Seo, Donghyeon Kim, Sung Chan Jun, Donghyeon Kim, Sung Chan Jun, Hyeon Seo
In order to understand better the ways in which cortical excitability is linked to target brain areas, this study describes the effects of focalized high-definition transcranial direct current stimulation (HD-tDCS), and investigates the way in which these effects persisted after the stimulus electrodes were displaced from the target area. We constructed a 3D volume conduction model of an anatomically realistic head that is ideal for HD-tDCS, as well as compartmental models of layer 3 and layer 5 pyramidal neurons...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227113/developmental-differences-of-dimension-complexity-of-hippocampal-eeg-during-rem-sleep
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Taikang Ning, J Harry Blaise, Mariam Avagyan, Prawesh Dahal, Taikang Ning, J Harry Blaise, Mariam Avagyan, Prawesh Dahal, J Harry Blaise, Taikang Ning, Mariam Avagyan, Prawesh Dahal
This paper uses spectral analysis and correlation dimension index to examine the developmental differences between the EEG measured from two hippocampal subfields, CA1 and the dentate gyrus. The study was focused on the hippocampal EEG during the vigilance state of REM sleep in freely moving rats of 15 and 90 days of age. Power spectra, magnitude-squared coherence, and correlation dimension were estimated. The correlation dimension adds a new interpretation from the nonlinear dynamics perspective, and we found that there are no significant developmental differences between the granule cells of the dentate gyrus and the pyramidal cells of area CA1 when the theta activity was present during REM sleep...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226752/classification-of-sd-oct-volumes-with-multi-pyramids-lbp-and-hog-descriptors-application-to-dme-detections
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Khaled Alsaih, Guillaume Lemaitre, Join Massich Vall, Mojdeh Rastgoo, Desire Sidibe, Tien Y Wong, Ecosse Lamoureux, Dan Milea, Carol Y Cheung, Fabrice Meriaudeau, Khaled Alsaih, Guillaume Lemaitre, Join Massich Vall, Mojdeh Rastgoo, Desire Sidibe, Tien Y Wong, Ecosse Lamoureux, Dan Milea, Carol Y Cheung, Fabrice Meriaudeau, Guillaume Lemaitre, Dan Milea, Carol Y Cheung, Desire Sidibe, Ecosse Lamoureux, Join Massich Vall, Mojdeh Rastgoo, Fabrice Meriaudeau, Tien Y Wong, Khaled Alsaih
This paper deals with the automated detection of Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) on Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) volumes. Our method considers a generic classification pipeline with preprocessing for noise removal and flattening of each B-Scan. Features such as Histogram of Oriented Gradients (HOG) and Local Binary Patterns (LBP) are extracted and combined to create a set of different feature vectors which are fed to a linear-Support Vector Machines (SVM) Classifier. Experimental results show a promising sensitivity/specificity of 0...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225268/structure-and-characterization-of-a-zero-dimensional-alkali-tin-dihalides-compound-cs3sn3f2cl7-with-the-sn2f2cl4-2-clusters
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Pifu Gong, Siyang Luo, Ke Xiao, Qian Huang, Yi Yang, Hongwei Huang, Yicheng Wu, Chuangtian Chen, Zheshuai Lin
A new perovskite stoichiometric alkali tin dihalides compound, Cs3Sn3F2Cl7, is synthesized by a hydrothermal method. This compound belongs to the monoclinic space group of P21/c with cell parameters of a = 9.5645(4) Å, b = 14.2057(7) Å, c = 13.5828(6) Å, and β = 93.2450(10)°. Unlike the common perovskites in which octahedra are interconnected to be a three-dimensional network, Cs3Sn3F2Cl7 possesses a zero-dimensional structure consisting of Cs(+) cations, isolated [SnCl3](-) trigonal pyramids, and dimer structural units [Sn2F2Cl4](2-); the latter microscopic unit is found for the first time...
February 22, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225109/on-the-coordination-non-innocence-of-antimony-in-nickel-ii-complexes-of-the-tetradentate-o-ph2p-c6h4-3sb-ligand
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J Stuart Jones, Casey R Wade, Mengxi Yang, François P Gabbaï
In a continuation of our investigations into the unusual properties of antimony-based ligands, we have decided to investigate the structure of the complexes formed by the tetradentate ligands (o-(Ph2P)C6H4)3E (E = P (1), As (2), Sb (3)) with NiCl2. We observed that the structure of the resulting complexes depends on the nature of the central pnictogen atom E, with the phosphorus- and arsenic-based systems adopting ionic structures of the type [ClNi(o-(Ph2P)C6H4)3E][Cl] (E = P ([4][Cl]), As ([5][Cl])) while the known antimony complex ClNi(o-(Ph2P)C6H4)3SbCl (6-Cl) is molecular, with a chloride anion bound to the antimony atom trans from the nickel atom...
February 22, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225027/variable-salinity-responses-of-12-alfalfa-genotypes-and-comparative-expression-analyses-of-salt-response-genes
#17
Devinder Sandhu, Monica V Cornacchione, Jorge F S Ferreira, Donald L Suarez
Twelve alfalfa genotypes that were selected for biomass under salinity, differences in Na and Cl concentrations in shoots and K/Na ratio were evaluated in this long-term salinity experiment. The selected plants were cloned to reduce genetic variability within each genotype. Salt tolerance (ST) index of the genotypes ranged from 0.39 to 1. The most salt-tolerant genotypes SISA14-1 (G03) and AZ-90ST (G10), the top performers for biomass, exhibited the least effect on shoot number and height. SISA14-1 (G03) accumulated low Na and Cl under salinity...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223923/embryonic-and-postnatal-expression-of-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-mrna-in-mouse-brain
#18
Eiki Kimura, Chiharu Tohyama
Aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR), a member of the basic helix-loop-helix-Per-Arnt-Sim transcription factor family, plays a critical role in the developing nervous system of invertebrates and vertebrates. Dioxin, a ubiquitous environmental pollutant, avidly binds to this receptor, and maternal exposure to dioxin has been shown to impair higher brain functions and dendritic morphogenesis, possibly via an AhR-dependent mechanism. However, there is little information on AhR expression in the developing mammalian brain...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223918/rpph1-upregulates-cdc42-expression-and-promotes-hippocampal-neuron-dendritic-spine-formation-by-competing-with-mir-330-5p
#19
Yifei Cai, Ziling Sun, Huizhen Jia, Hongxue Luo, Xiaoyang Ye, Qi Wu, Yi Xiong, Wei Zhang, Jun Wan
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a heterogeneous neurodegenerative disease. Recent studies employing microRNA-seq and genome-wide sequencing have identified some non-coding RNAs that are influentially involved in AD pathogenesis. Non-coding RNAs can compete with other endogenous RNAs by microRNA response elements (MREs) and manipulate biological processes, such as tumorigenesis. However, only a few non-coding RNAs have been reported in the pathogenesis of AD. In this study, we constructed the first competing endogenous RNA (ceRNA) network leveraging whole transcriptome sequencing and a previously studied microRNA-seq of APPswe/PS1ΔE9 transgenic mice...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221715/hybrid-nanoparticle-pyramids-for-intracellular-dual-micrornas-biosensing-and-bioimaging
#20
Si Li, Liguang Xu, Maozhong Sun, Xiaoling Wu, Liqiang Liu, Hua Kuang, Chuanlai Xu
This study strategically fabricates multifunctional nanopyramids to allow the ultrasensitive quantification of dual microRNAs (miR-203(b) and miR-21) in living cells and their responsive bioimaging in vivo. The nanopyramids, composed of Au-Cu9 S5 nanoparticles (NPs), upconversion NPs (UCNPs), and Ag2 S NPs, emit two luminescent signals simultaneously with excitation at 808 nm, arising from the UCNPs at 541 nm in the visible region and from the Ag2 S NPs at 1227 nm in the second window of near-infrared (NIR-II) region...
February 21, 2017: Advanced Materials
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