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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633858/effects-of-processing-parameters-in-the-sonic-assisted-water-extraction-sawe-of-6-gingerol
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Syaripah Zaimah Syed Jaapar, Noor Azian Morad, Yoshio Iwai, Mariam Firdhaus Mad Nordin
The use of water in subcritical conditions for extraction has several drawbacks. These include the safety features, higher production costs and possible degradation of the bioactive compounds. To overcome these problems, sonic energy and an entrainer were used as external interventions to decrease the polarity of water at milder operating conditions. The effect of low (28kHz) and high (800kHz) frequencies of sonication in the extraction of the main ginger bioactive compound (6-gingerol) were compared. Six parameters were studied: mean particle size (MPS, mm), time of extraction, applied power, sample to solvent ratio (w/v), temperature of extraction, and the percentage of entrainer...
September 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625995/novel-antibiotic-resistance-determinants-from-agricultural-soil-exposed-to-antibiotics-widely-used-in-human-medicine-and-animal-farming
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Calvin Ho-Fung Lau, Kalene van Engelen, Stephen Gordon, Justin Renaud, Edward Topp
Antibiotic resistance has emerged globally as one of the biggest threats to human and animal health. Although the excessive use of antibiotics is recognized for accelerating the selection for resistance, there is a growing body of evidence suggesting that natural environments are "hotspots" for the development of both ancient and contemporary resistance mechanisms. Given that pharmaceuticals can be entrained onto agricultural land through anthropogenic activities, this could be a potential driver for the emergence and dissemination of resistance in soil bacteria...
June 16, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625927/entrainment-and-high-density-three-dimensional-mapping-in-right-atrial-macro-reentry-provide-critical-complementary-information-entrainment-may-unmask-visual-reentry-as-passive
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Bhupesh Pathik, Geoffrey Lee, Chrishan Nalliah, Stephen Joseph, Joseph B Morton, Paul B Sparks, Prashanthan Sanders, Peter M Kistler, Jonathan M Kalman
BACKGROUND: With the recent advent of high-density(HD) 3D mapping, the utility of entrainment is uncertain. On the other hand, the limitations of visual representation and interpretation of these high-resolution 3D maps are unclear. OBJECTIVES: Using both HD 3D mapping and entrainment mapping in right atrial(RA) macro-reentry, we sought to determine their strengths and limitations. METHODS: 15 patients were studied. The number and type of circuits accounting for ≥90% of the tachycardia cycle length(TCL) using HD 3D mapping were verified using systematic entrainment mapping...
June 15, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623226/entraining-to-the-polar-day-circadian-rhythms-in-arctic-ground-squirrels
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Cory T Williams, Brian M Barnes, Lily Yan, C Loren Buck
Circadian systems are principally entrained to 24h light/dark cycles, but this cue is seasonally absent in polar environments. Although some resident polar vertebrates have weak circadian clocks and are seasonally arrhythmic, the arctic ground squirrel (AGS) maintains daily rhythms of physiology and behavior throughout the summer, which includes six weeks of constant daylight. Here, we show that persistent daily rhythms in AGS are maintained through a circadian system that readily entrains to the polar day yet remains insensitive to entrainment by rapid light-dark transitions, which AGS generate naturally due to their semi-fossorial behavior...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621018/sleep-structure-in-blindness-is-influenced-by-circadian-desynchrony
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Sébrina Aubin, Poul Jennum, Tore Nielsen, Ron Kupers, Maurice Ptito
We examined the structure, duration and quality of sleep, including non-rapid eye movement sleep and rapid eye movement sleep, in 11 blind individuals without conscious light perception and 11 age- and sex-matched sighted controls. Because blindness is associated with a greater incidence of free-running circadian rhythms, we controlled for circadian phase by a measure of melatonin onset timing. When circadian rhythm was entrained and melatonin onset occurred at normal times, sleep structure did not differ between blind and sighted individuals...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619653/on-optimal-spatial-filtering-for-the-detection-of-phase-coupling-in-multivariate-neural-recordings
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G Waterstraat, G Curio, V V Nikulin
INTRODUCTION: Neuronal oscillations synchronize processing in the brain over large spatiotemporal scales and thereby facilitate integration of individual functional modules. Up to now, the relation between the phases of neuronal oscillations and behavior or perception has mainly been analyzed in sensor space of multivariate EEG/MEG recordings. However, sensor-space analysis distorts the topographies of the underlying neuronal sources and suffers from low signal-to-noise ratio. Instead, we propose an optimized source reconstruction approach (Phase Coupling Optimization, PCO)...
June 13, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618575/hydrodynamics-of-viscous-inhalant-flows
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Aaron C True, John P Crimaldi
Inhalant flows draw fluid into an orifice from a reservoir and are ubiquitous in engineering and biology. Surprisingly, there is a lack of quantitative information on viscous inhalant flows. We consider here laminar flows (Reynolds number Re≤100) developing after impulsive inhalation begins. We implement finite element simulations of flows with varying Re and extraction height h (orifice height above a bottom bed). Numerical results are experimentally validated using particle image velocimetry measurements in a physical model for a representative flow case in the middle of the Re-h parameter space...
May 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615697/remodeling-of-the-cycling-transcriptome-of-the-oyster-crassostrea-gigas-by-the-harmful-algae-alexandrium-minutum
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Laura Payton, Mickael Perrigault, Claire Hoede, Jean-Charles Massabuau, Mohamedou Sow, Arnaud Huvet, Floriane Boullot, Caroline Fabioux, Hélène Hegaret, Damien Tran
As a marine organism, the oyster Crassostrea gigas inhabits a complex biotope governed by interactions between the moon and the sun cycles. We used next-generation sequencing to investigate temporal regulation of oysters under light/dark entrainment and the impact of harmful algal exposure. We found that ≈6% of the gills' transcriptome exhibits circadian expression, characterized by a nocturnal and bimodal pattern. Surprisingly, a higher number of ultradian transcripts were also detected under solely circadian entrainment...
June 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615158/somatosensory-modulation-of-salivary-gene-expression-and-oral-feeding-in-preterm-infants-randomized-controlled-trial
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Steven Michael Barlow, Jill Lamanna Maron, Gil Alterovitz, Dongli Song, Bernard Joseph Wilson, Priya Jegatheesan, Balaji Govindaswami, Jaehoon Lee, Austin Oder Rosner
BACKGROUND: Despite numerous medical advances in the care of at-risk preterm neonates, oral feeding still represents one of the first and most advanced neurological challenges facing this delicate population. Objective, quantitative, and noninvasive assessment tools, as well as neurotherapeutic strategies, are greatly needed in order to improve feeding and developmental outcomes. Pulsed pneumatic orocutaneous stimulation has been shown to improve nonnutritive sucking (NNS) skills in preterm infants who exhibit delayed or disordered nipple feeding behaviors...
June 14, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608521/cultural-entrainment-of-motor-skill-development-learning-to-write-hiragana-in-japanese-primary-school
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Tetsushi Nonaka
The aim of the present study was to examine how the social norms shared in a classroom environment influence the development of movement dynamics of handwriting of children who participate in the environment. To look into this issue, the following aspects of the entire period of classroom learning of hiragana letters in Japanese 1st graders who had just entered primary school were studied: First, the structure of classroom events and the specific types of interaction and learning within such environment were described...
June 13, 2017: Developmental Psychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608154/neural-control-of-daily-and-seasonal-timing-of-songbird-migration
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Tyler J Stevenson, Vinod Kumar
Bird migration is one of most salient annual events in nature. It involves predictable seasonal movements between breeding and non-breeding habitats. Both circadian and circannual clocks are entrained by photoperiodic cues and time daily and seasonal changes in migratory physiology and behavior. This mini-review provides an update on daily and seasonal rhythms of migratory behavior, and examines the neuroendocrine and molecular pathways involved in the timing of migration in songbirds. Recent findings have identified key neural substrates, and suggest the involvement of multiple neuroendocrine regulatory systems in controlling seasonal states in migrants...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. A, Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606635/atrial-and-ventricular-activation-sequence-after-ventricular-induction-entrainment-pacing-during-fast-slow-atrioventricular-nodal-reentrant-tachycardia-new-insight-into-the-use-of-v-a-a-v-for-the-differential-diagnosis-of-supraventricular-tachycardia
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Yoshiaki Kaneko, Tadashi Nakajima, Tadanobu Irie, Takashi Iizuka, Shuntaro Tamura, Masahiko Kurabayashi
BACKGROUND: The atrial and ventricular response observed immediately after cessation of ventricular induction/entrainment pacing is commonly analyzed to discriminate atrial tachycardia (AT) from other supraventricular tachycardias (SVTs) during electrophysiology studies. However, the response in fast-slow atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (F/S-AVNRT) remains poorly investigated. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the atrial and ventricular activation patterns after VP in F/S-AVNRT...
June 9, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604795/individual-differences-in-dual-target-rsvp-task-performance-relate-to-entrainment-but-not-to-individual-alpha-frequency
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Cornelia Kranczioch
The attentional blink (AB) paradigm is widely used to study visual temporal attention. An important feature of the standard AB paradigm is repetitive visual stimulation, more precisely the rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP) of numerous distracters interspersed with two targets. The RSVP stream is likely to result in entrainment of visual cortex, which has been suggested to negatively affect target identification in the AB paradigm. The present EEG study tested this idea with an inter-individual differences approach...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603483/oscillatory-mechanisms-of-stimulus-processing-and-selection-in-the-visual-and-auditory-systems-state-of-the-art-speculations-and-suggestions
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REVIEW
Benedikt Zoefel, Rufin VanRullen
All sensory systems need to continuously prioritize and select incoming stimuli in order to avoid overflow or interference, and provide a structure to the brain's input. However, the characteristics of this input differ across sensory systems; therefore, and as a direct consequence, each sensory system might have developed specialized strategies to cope with the continuous stream of incoming information. Neural oscillations are intimately connected with this selection process, as they can be used by the brain to rhythmically amplify or attenuate input and therefore represent an optimal tool for stimulus selection...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601527/spatial-distortion-related-to-time-compression-during-spatiotemporal-production-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Motoyasu Honma, Yuki Murai, Shuhei Shima, Yuko Yotsumoto, Takeshi Kuroda, Akinori Futamura, Azusa Shiromaru, Ikuya Murakami, Mitsuru Kawamura
To produce coordinated manual actions within specific space and time, their relationship must be properly dealt with in a sensorimotor system. This study examined how such a coordination system might be impaired in normal aging and in Parkinson's disease (PD). Using a tablet device, young participants, elderly participants, and patients with PD were tested for concurrent production of distance and duration as well as single production of distance or duration alone. Results were analyzed in relation to deficiency of presynaptic dopamine transporter (DaT) in the striatum...
June 7, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598695/unconventional-roles-of-opsins
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Nicole Y Leung, Craig Montell
Rhodopsin is the classical light sensor. Although rhodopsin has long been known to be important for image formation in the eye, the requirements for opsins in non-image formation and in extraocular light sensation were revealed much later. Most recent is the demonstration that an opsin in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, is expressed in pacemaker neurons in the brain and functions in light entrainment of circadian rhythms. However, the biggest surprise is that opsins have light-independent roles, countering more than a century of dogma that they function exclusively as light sensors...
June 9, 2017: Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596820/neural-synchronization-deficits-linked-to-cortical-hyper-excitability-and-auditory-hypersensitivity-in-fragile-x-syndrome
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Lauren E Ethridge, Stormi P White, Matthew W Mosconi, Jun Wang, Ernest V Pedapati, Craig A Erickson, Matthew J Byerly, John A Sweeney
BACKGROUND: Studies in the fmr1 KO mouse demonstrate hyper-excitability and increased high-frequency neuronal activity in sensory cortex. These abnormalities may contribute to prominent and distressing sensory hypersensitivities in patients with fragile X syndrome (FXS). The current study investigated functional properties of auditory cortex using a sensory entrainment task in FXS. METHODS: EEG recordings were obtained from 17 adolescents and adults with FXS and 17 age- and sex-matched healthy controls...
2017: Molecular Autism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594430/substrate-characteristics-and-ablation-outcome-of-left-atrial-tachycardia-in-rheumatic-mitral-valve-disease
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Hongwu Chen, Bing Yang, Weizhu Ju, Fengxiang Zhang, Gang Yang, Kai Gu, Mingfang Li, Hailei Liu, Zidun Wang, Kejiang Cao, Minglong Chen
BACKGROUND: Right atrial tachycardia (AT) is common arrhythmia post-surgical valve replacement in patients with rheumatic heart disease (RHD). However, the substrate and the mechanism of left AT in such patients and the ablation efficacy is less known. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty-seven RHD patients with AT were enrolled in this study, nine of them (33%) had Left AT. Five and four patients had left AT during the first and second procedure, respectively. A spontaneous scar in the left posterior wall was identified in all patients, and obvious anterior scar in three patients...
June 8, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592282/the-role-of-virtual-reality-in-improving-motor-performance-as-revealed-by-eeg-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Rocco Salvatore Calabrò, Antonino Naro, Margherita Russo, Antonino Leo, Rosaria De Luca, Tina Balletta, Antonio Buda, Gianluca La Rosa, Alessia Bramanti, Placido Bramanti
BACKGROUND: Many studies have demonstrated the usefulness of repetitive task practice by using robotic-assisted gait training (RAGT) devices, including Lokomat, for the treatment of lower limb paresis. Virtual reality (VR) has proved to be a valuable tool to improve neurorehabilitation training. The aim of our pilot randomized clinical trial was to understand the neurophysiological basis of motor function recovery induced by the association between RAGT (by using Lokomat device) and VR (an animated avatar in a 2D VR) by studying electroencephalographic (EEG) oscillations...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591634/a-cell-autonomous-mammalian-12%C3%A2-hr-clock-coordinates-metabolic-and-stress-rhythms
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Bokai Zhu, Qiang Zhang, Yinghong Pan, Emily M Mace, Brian York, Athanasios C Antoulas, Clifford C Dacso, Bert W O'Malley
Besides circadian rhythms, oscillations cycling with a 12 hr period exist. However, the prevalence, origin, regulation, and function of mammalian 12 hr rhythms remain elusive. Utilizing an unbiased mathematical approach identifying all superimposed oscillations, we uncovered prevalent 12 hr gene expression and metabolic rhythms in mouse liver, coupled with a physiological 12 hr unfolded protein response oscillation. The mammalian 12 hr rhythm is cell autonomous, driven by a dedicated 12 hr pacemaker distinct from the circadian clock, and can be entrained in vitro by metabolic and ER stress cues...
June 6, 2017: Cell Metabolism
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