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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446669/salivary-blockade-protects-the-lower-respiratory-tract-of-mice-from-lethal-influenza
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Karen Ivinson, Georgia Deliyannis, Leanne McNabb, Lara Grollo, Brad Gilbertson, David Jackson, Lorena E Brown
It is possible to model progression of influenza virus from the upper respiratory tract to the lower respiratory tract in the mouse using viral inoculum delivered in a restricted manner to the nose. In this model, infection with the A/Udorn/307/72 (Udorn) strain of virus results ultimately in high viral titres in both the trachea and lungs. In contrast, the A/Puerto Rico/8/34 (PR8) strain causes an infection that is almost entirely limited to the nasal passages. The factors that govern the progression of virus down the respiratory tract are not well understood...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445225/physical-fitness-and-body-composition-in-8-10-year-old-danish-children-are-associated-with-sports-club-participation
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Malte N Larsen, Claus M Nielsen, Christina Ørntoft, Morten Br Thomsen, Vibeke Manniche, Lone Hansen, Peter R Hansen, Jens Bangsbo, Peter Krustrup
We investigated whether physical fitness and body composition in 8-10-year-old Danish children are associated with sports club participation. The study included 423 schoolchildren, comprising 209 girls and 214 boys, of whom 67 and 74%, respectively, were active in sports clubs. Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery level 1 for Children (YYIR1C), balance, jump and coordination tests, together with DXA scans, were used to determine exercise capacity and body composition. Children active in sports clubs had better (P<0...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444094/jumping-in-aquatic-environment-after-sciatic-nerve-compression-nociceptive-evaluation-and-morphological-characteristics-of-the-soleus-muscle-of-wistar-rats
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Jéssica Aline Malanotte, Camila Mayumi Martin Kakihata, Jhenifer Karvat, Rose Meire Costa Brancalhão, Lucinéia de Fátima Chasko Ribeiro, Gladson Ricardo Flor Bertolini
Objective: To evaluate the effect of jumping in aquatic environment on nociception and in the soleus muscle of trained and not trained Wistar rats, in the treatment of compressive neuropathy of the sciatic nerve. Methods: Twenty-five Wistar rats were distributed into five groups: Control, Lesion, Trained + Lesion, Lesion + Exercise, and Trained + Lesion + Exercise. The training was jumping exercise in water environment for 20 days prior to injury, and treatment after the injury...
January 2017: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434631/passivity-analysis-of-neural-networks-with-two-different-markovian-jumping-parameters-and-mixed-time-delays
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Jiaojiao Ren, Xinzhi Liu, Hong Zhu, Shouming Zhong
This paper studies the problem of passivity analysis for neural networks with two different Markovian jumping parameters and mixed time delays utilizing some integral inequalities. The integral inequalities produce sharper bounds than what the Jensen's inequality produces, consequently, better results are obtained. The Markovian jumping parameters in connection weight matrices and discrete delay are assumed to be different in the system model. By constructing a new appropriate Lyapunov-Krasovskii functional (LKF), some sufficient conditions are established which guarantee the passivity of the proposed model...
April 20, 2017: ISA Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433808/comparisons-of-hip-strength-and-countermovement-jump-height-in-elite-tennis-players-with-and-without-acute-history-of-groin-injuries
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V Moreno-Pérez, A Lopez-Valenciano, D Barbado, J Moreside, J L L Elvira, F J Vera-Garcia
BACKGROUND: Despite the high groin-injury (GI) prevalence in tennis, no studies have assessed the extent to which intrinsic groin injury risk factors, such as hip muscle strength, have recovered in elite tennis players with a history of previous GI. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether elite tennis players with a history of GI show differences in hip strength and jump height between injured and uninjured limbs and compared with dominant limb in tennis players without history of acute groin-injuries (NGI)...
April 13, 2017: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430477/spatiotemporal-patterns-in-ultraslow-domain-wall-creep-dynamics
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Ezequiel E Ferrero, Laura Foini, Thierry Giamarchi, Alejandro B Kolton, Alberto Rosso
In the presence of impurities, ferromagnetic and ferroelectric domain walls slide only above a finite external field. Close to this depinning threshold, they proceed by large and abrupt jumps called avalanches, while, at much smaller fields, these interfaces creep by thermal activation. In this Letter, we develop a novel numerical technique that captures the ultraslow creep regime over huge time scales. We point out the existence of activated events that involve collective reorganizations similar to avalanches, but, at variance with them, display correlated spatiotemporal patterns that resemble the complex sequence of aftershocks observed after a large earthquake...
April 7, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429939/solute-rotation-in-ionic-liquids-size-shape-and-electrostatic-effects
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Christopher A Rumble, Caleb Uitvlugt, Brian Conway, Mark Maroncelli
Herein are reported temperature-dependent measurements and molecular dynamics simulations designed to investigate the effects of molecular size, shape, and electrostatics on rotational dynamics in ionic liquids. Experiments were performed in the representative ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methylimadazolium tetrafluoroborate ([Im41][BF4]) and simulations in the generic ionic liquid model ILM2 as well as a more detailed representation of [Im41][BF4]. 2H longitudinal spin relaxation times were measured for deuterated versions of 1,4-dimethylbenzene, 1-cyano-4-methylbenzene, and 1,4-dimethylpyridinium between 296-337 K...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428563/a-sublethal-dose-of-a-neonicotinoid-insecticide-disrupts-visual-processing-and-collision-avoidance-behaviour-in-locusta-migratoria
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Rachel H Parkinson, Jacelyn M Little, John R Gray
Neonicotinoids are known to affect insect navigation and vision, however the mechanisms of these effects are not fully understood. A visual motion sensitive neuron in the locust, the Descending Contralateral Movement Detector (DCMD), integrates visual information and is involved in eliciting escape behaviours. The DCMD receives coded input from the compound eyes and monosynaptically excites motorneurons involved in flight and jumping. We show that imidacloprid (IMD) impairs neural responses to visual stimuli at sublethal concentrations, and these effects are sustained two and twenty-four hours after treatment...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424915/optimal-eye-movement-strategies-a-comparison-of-neurosurgeons-gaze-patterns-when-using-a-surgical-microscope
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Shahram Eivazi, Ahmad Hafez, Wolfgang Fuhl, Hoorieh Afkari, Enkelejda Kasneci, Martin Lehecka, Roman Bednarik
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have consistently demonstrated gaze behaviour differences related to expertise during various surgical procedures. In micro-neurosurgery, however, there is a lack of evidence of empirically demonstrated individual differences associated with visual attention. It is unknown exactly how neurosurgeons see a stereoscopic magnified view in the context of micro-neurosurgery and what this implies for medical training. METHOD: We report on an investigation of the eye movement patterns in micro-neurosurgery using a state-of-the-art eye tracker...
April 19, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424312/archer-fish-jumping-prey-capture-kinematics-and-hydrodynamics
#10
Anna M Shih, Leah Mendelson, Alexandra H Techet
Smallscale archer fish, Toxotes microlepis, are best known for spitting jets of water to capture prey, but also hunt by jumping out of the water to heights of up to 2.5 body lengths. In this study, high-speed imaging and particle image velocimetry were used to characterize the kinematics and hydrodynamics of this jumping behavior. Jumping used a set of kinematics distinct from those of in-water feeding strikes and was segmented into three phases: (1) hovering to sight prey at the surface, (2) rapid upward thrust production and (3) gliding to the prey once out of the water...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418105/climate-and-successional-related-changes-in-functional-composition-of-european-forests-are-strongly-driven-by-tree-mortality
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Paloma Ruiz-Benito, Sophia Ratcliffe, Miguel A Zavala, Jordi Martínez-Vilalta, Albert Vilà-Cabrera, Francisco Lloret, Jaime Madrigal-González, Christian Wirth, Sarah Greenwood, Gerald Kändler, Aleksi Lehtonen, Jens Kattge, Jonas Dahlgren, Alistair S Jump
Intense droughts combined with increased temperatures are one of the major threats to forest persistence in the 21(st) century. Despite the direct impact of climate change on forest growth and shifts in species abundance, the effect of altered demography on changes in the composition of functional traits is not well known. We sought to: (1) quantify the recent changes in functional composition of European forests; (2) identify the relative importance of climate change, mean climate and forest development for changes in functional composition; and (3) analyse the roles of tree mortality and growth underlying any functional changes in different forest types...
April 18, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416635/vprbp-dcaf1-regulates-the-degradation-and-non-proteolytic-activation-of-the-cell-cycle-transcription-factor-foxm1
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Xianxi Wang, Anthony Arceci, Kelly Bird, Christine A Mills, Rajarshi Choudhury, Jennifer L Kernan, Chunxiao Zhou, Victoria Bae-Jump, Albert Bowers, Michael J Emanuele
The oncogenic transcription factor FoxM1 plays a vital role in cell cycle progression, is activated in numerous human malignancies and linked to chromosome instability. We characterize here a Cullin4-based E3 ubiquitin ligase and its substrate receptor VprBP/DCAF1 (CRL4(VprBP)) that we show regulate FoxM1 ubiquitylation and degradation. Paradoxically, we also found that the substrate receptor VprBP is a potent FoxM1 activator. VprBP depletion reduces expression of FoxM1 target genes and impairs mitotic entry, whereas ectopic VprBP expression strongly activates a FoxM1 transcriptional reporter...
April 17, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414680/a-rare-cause-of-abdominal-pain
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E M Dauchy, M Modica, N Masri
CASE: A 54 year old woman with hypothyroidism presented with right flank pain that began acutely one week prior to presentation. She was told initially she had a urinary tract infection and treatment resulted in mild symptomatic improvement. The pain returned and she presented to another Emergency Department (ED); and was told the pain was due to constipation. She returned to the ED the next day when her pain worsened and her labs were notable for WBC of 19,000/uL, BUN/Cr of 28/0.75 mg/dL, AST of 31 U/L, ALT of 92 U/L and total bilirubin of 0...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404489/the-effectiveness-of-suicide-prevention-programmes-urban-and-gender-disparity-in%C3%A2-age-specific-suicide-rates-in-a-taiwanese-population
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F-W Lung, S-C Liao, C-Y Wu, M-B Lee
OBJECTIVE: The effectiveness of suicide prevention programmes is an important issue worldwide today. The impact of urbanization and gender is controversial in suicide rates. Hence, this study adjusted on potential risk factors and secular changes for suicide rates in gender and rural/urban areas. STUDY DESIGN: Observational study. METHODS: A Suicide Prevention Center was established by the Executive Yuan in Taiwan in 2005 and tried to carry out suicidal intervention in the community in every city and town...
March 30, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398054/molecular-dynamics-in-the-crystalline-regions-of-poly-ethylene-oxide-containing-a-well-defined-point-defect-in-the-middle-of-the-polymer-chain
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Yury Golitsyn, Martin Pulst, Jörg Kressler, Detlef Reichert
The chain mobility in crystals of a homopolymer of poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) with 22 monomer units (PEO22) is compared with that of a PEO having the identical number of monomer units but additionally a 1,4-disubstituted 1,2,3-triazole (TR) point defect in the middle of the chain (PEO11-TR-PEO11). In crystals of PEO22, the characteristic αc-relaxation (helix jumps) is detected and the activation energy of this process is calculated from the pure crystalline (1)H FIDs to 67 kJ/mol. PEO11-TR-PEO11 exhibits a more complex behavior, i...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394742/side-to-side-differences-in-lower-extremity-biomechanics-during-multi-directional-jump-landing-in-volleyball-athletes
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Komsak Sinsurin, Sarun Srisangboriboon, Roongtiwa Vachalathiti
Side-to-side differences of lower extremities may influence the likelihood of injury. Moreover, adding the complexity of jump-landing direction would help to explain lower extremity control during sport activities. The aim was to determine the effects of limb dominance and jump-landing direction on lower extremity biomechanics. Nineteen female volleyball athletes participated. Both dominant limbs (DLs) and non-dominant limbs (NLs) were examined in single-leg jump-landing tests in four directions, including forward (0°), diagonal (30° and 60°), and lateral (90°) directions...
April 10, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388780/effect-of-footwear-on-dynamic-stability-during-single-leg-jump-landings
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Bradley J Bowser, William C Rose, Robert McGrath, Jilian Salerno, Joshua Wallace, Irene S Davis
Barefoot and minimal footwear running has led to greater interest in the biomechanical effects of different types of footwear. The effect of running footwear on dynamic stability is not well understood. The purpose of this study was to compare dynamic stability and impact loading across 3 footwear conditions; barefoot, minimal footwear and standard running shoes. 25 injury free runners (21 male, 4 female) completed 5 single-leg jump landings in each footwear condition. Dynamic stability was assessed using the dynamic postural stability index and its directional components (mediolateral, anteroposterior, vertical)...
April 7, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388162/force-probe-simulations-of-a-reversibly-rebinding-system-impact-of-pulling-device-stiffness
#18
Stefan Jaschonek, Gregor Diezemann
We present a detailed study of the parameter dependence of force probe molecular dynamics (FPMD) simulations. Using a well studied calix[4]arene catenane dimer as a model system, we systematically vary the pulling velocity and the stiffness of the applied external potential. This allows us to investigate how the results of pulling simulations operating in the constant velocity mode (force-ramp mode) depend on the details of the simulation setup. The system studied has the further advantage of showing reversible rebinding meaning that we can monitor the opening and the rebinding transition...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386918/does-increased-heat-resistance-result-in-higher-susceptibility-to-predation-a-test-using-drosophila-melanogaster-selection-and-hardening
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Sandra Hangartner, Ian Dworkin, Michael DeNieu, Ary A Hoffmann
Heat resistance of ectotherms can be increased both by plasticity and evolution, but these effects may have trade-offs resulting from biotic interactions. Here we test for predation costs in Drosophila melanogaster populations with altered heat resistance produced by adult hardening and directional selection for increased heat resistance. In addition, we also tested for genetic trade-offs by testing heat resistance in lines that have evolved under increased predation risk. We show that while 35/37°C hardening increases heat resistance as expected, it does not increase predation risk from jumping spiders or mantids; in fact there was an indication that survival may have increased under predation following a triple 37°C compared to a single 35°C hardening treatment...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385560/skeletal-muscle-functional-and-structural-adaptations-after-eccentric-overload-flywheel-resistance-training-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Sergio Maroto-Izquierdo, David García-López, Rodrigo Fernandez-Gonzalo, Osvaldo C Moreira, Javier González-Gallego, José A de Paz
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this meta-analysis was to examine the effect of flywheel (FW) resistance training with Eccentric Overload (FW-EOT) on muscle size and functional capacities (i.e. strength and power) in athletes and healthy subjects, and to compare FW-induced adaptations with those triggered by traditional resistance exercise interventions. DESIGN: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. METHODS: A search of electronic databases [PubMed, MEDLINE (SportDiscus), Web of Science, Scopus and PEDro] was conducted to identify all publications employing FW-EOT up to April 30, 2016...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
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