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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334582/carbohydrate-mouth-rinsing-does-not-prevent-the-decline-in-maximal-strength-following-fatiguing-exercise
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Christopher D Black, Daniel J Schubert, Marcin K Szczyglowski, Joshua D Wren
Carbohydrate (CHO) rinsing has been shown to attenuate the decline of maximal voluntary contractions (MVC) following fatiguing exercise-perhaps via a central mechanism. This study sought to determine the effect of a CHO rinse on MVC, voluntary activation, and contractile properties following fatiguing exercise. Thirteen adults participated in a double-blind, cross-over study. MVC of the dominant knee extensors was assessed and voluntary activation (%VA) was determined using twitch-interpolation. Participants then held 50% of MVC until volitional fatigue followed by a 20s rinse with a solution of 8% maltodextrin (CHO) or placebo (PLA)...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334581/gender-and-muscle-specific-responses-during-fatiguing-exercise
#2
Ethan C Hill, Terry J Housh, Cory M Smith, Richard J Schmidt, Glen O Johnson
The purpose of the present investigation was to examine potential gender-related differences in electromyographic (EMG) and mechanomyographic (MMG) responses during submaximal, concentric, isokinetic, forearm flexion muscle contractions. Twelve men and twelve women performed concentric peak torque trials prior to (pretest) and following (posttest) a fatiguing exercise bout that consisted of 50 submaximal (65% of concentric peak torque), concentric, isokinetic (60°·s), forearm flexion muscle contractions. Surface EMG and MMG signals were simultaneously recorded from the biceps brachii and brachioradialis muscles...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333523/spin-orbit-torques-from-interfacial-spin-orbit-coupling-for-various-interfaces
#3
Kyoung-Whan Kim, Kyung-Jin Lee, Jairo Sinova, Hyun-Woo Lee, M D Stiles
We use a perturbative approach to study the effects of interfacial spin-orbit coupling in magnetic multilayers by treating the two-dimensional Rashba model in a fully three-dimensional description of electron transport near an interface. This formalism provides a compact analytic expression for current-induced spin-orbit torques in terms of unperturbed scattering coefficients, allowing computation of spin-orbit torques for various contexts, by simply substituting scattering coefficients into the formulas. It applies to calculations of spin-orbit torques for magnetic bilayers with bulk magnetism, those with interface magnetism, a normal metal/ferromagnetic insulator junction, and a topological insulator/ferromagnet junction...
September 2017: Physical Review. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332734/correlation-between-cervical-flexor-muscle-thickness-and-craniocervical-flexion-torque-in-healthy-subjects
#4
Hiroshi Ishida, Tadanobu Suehiro, Susumu Watanabe
The purpose of this study was to clarify the relationship between the size of the cervical flexor muscles and craniocervical (CC) flexion torque. Thirty-eight healthy men participated in this study. Thickness of the deep cervical flexor (DCF) and sternocleidomastoid (SM) muscles were measured using ultrasonography. Maximal isometric CC flexion torque was measured using dynamometry. The DCF and SM muscle thickness and CC flexion torque were normalized relative to body weight. Correlations between normalized muscle thickness and normalized CC flexion torque were determined...
January 2018: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332237/acute-acetaminophen-ingestion-improves-performance-and-muscle-activation-during-maximal-intermittent-knee-extensor-exercise
#5
Paul T Morgan, Joanna L Bowtell, Anni Vanhatalo, Andrew M Jones, Stephen J Bailey
AIM: Acetaminophen is a commonly used medicine for pain relief and emerging evidence suggests that it may improve endurance exercise performance. This study investigated some of the physiological mechanisms by which acute acetaminophen ingestion might blunt muscle fatigue development. METHODS: Thirteen active males completed 60 × 3 s maximum voluntary contractions (MVC) of the knee extensors with each contraction separated by a 2 s passive recovery period...
January 13, 2018: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329332/co-delivery-of-a-laminin-111-supplemented-hyaluronic-acid-based-hydrogel-with-minced-muscle-graft-in-the-treatment-of-volumetric-muscle-loss-injury
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Stephen M Goldman, Beth E P Henderson, Thomas J Walters, Benjamin T Corona
Minced muscle autografting mediates de novo myofiber regeneration and promotes partial recovery of neuromuscular strength after volumetric muscle loss injury (VML). A major limitation of this approach is the availability of sufficient donor tissue for the treatment of relatively large VMLs without inducing donor site morbidity. This study evaluated a laminin-111 supplemented hyaluronic acid based hydrogel (HA+LMN) as a putative myoconductive scaffolding to be co-delivered with minced muscle grafts. In a rat tibialis anterior muscle VML model, delivery of a reduced dose of minced muscle graft (50% of VML defect) within HA+LMN resulted in a 42% improvement of peak tetanic torque production over unrepaired VML affected limbs...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328700/magnetic-moment-orientation-dependent-spin-dissipation-in-antiferromagnets
#7
Takahiro Moriyama, Michinari Kamiya, Kent Oda, Kensho Tanaka, Kab-Jin Kim, Teruo Ono
Spin interaction in antiferromagnetic materials is of central interest in the recently emerging antiferromagnetic spintronics. In this Letter, we explore the spin current interaction in antiferromagnetic FeMn by the spin pumping effect. Exchange biased FeNi/FeMn films, in which the Néel vector can be presumably controlled via the exchange spring effect, are employed to investigate the damping enhancement depending on the relative orientation between the Néel vector and the polarization of the pumped spin current...
December 29, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328662/spin-orbit-torques-in-nbse2-permalloy-bilayers
#8
Marcos H D Guimarães, Gregory Stiehl, David MacNeill, Neal Reynolds, Daniel C Ralph
We present measurements of current-induced spin-orbit torques generated by NbSe2, a fully-metallic transition-metal dichalcogenide material, made using the spin-torque ferromagnetic resonance (ST-FMR) technique with NbSe2/Permalloy bilayers. In addition to the out-of-plane Oersted torque expected from current flow in the metallic NbSe2 layer, we also observe an in-plane antidamping torque with torque conductivity σ ∼ 103 (ħ / 2e) (Ωm)-1 and indications of a weak field-like contribution to the out-of-plane torque oriented opposite to the Oersted torque...
January 12, 2018: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328189/massive-ordering-and-alignment-of-cylindrical-micro-objects-by-photovoltaic-optoelectronic-tweezers
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Iris Elvira, Juan F Muñoz-Martínez, Álvaro Barroso, Cornelia Denz, José B Ramiro, Angel García-Cabañes, Fernando Agulló-López, Mercedes Carrascosa
Optical tools for manipulation and trapping of micro- and nano-objects are a fundamental issue for many applications in nano- and biotechnology. This work reports on the use of one such method, known as photovoltaic optoelectronics tweezers, to orientate and organize cylindrical microcrystals, specifically elongated zeolite L, on the surface of Fe-doped LiNbO3 crystal plates. Patterns of aligned zeolites have been achieved through the forces and torques generated by the bulk photovoltaic effect. The alignment patterns with zeolites parallel or perpendicular to the substrate surface are highly dependent on the features of light distribution and crystal configuration...
January 1, 2018: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326905/neuromuscular-features-in-sprinters-with-cerebral-palsy-case-studies-based-on-paralympic-classification
#10
Diego Antunes, Mateus Rossato, Rafael Lima Kons, Raphael Luiz Sakugawa, Gabriela Fischer
Despite the evolution of runner performance in athletes with cerebral palsy (CP), little is known about neuromuscular parameters of sprinters from different classes, especially related to power output, muscular imbalances and asymmetry indexes in lower limbs. The aim of this study was to assess muscle power, muscular imbalance and asymmetry in sprinters with CP. Four male sprinters with CP (age, 18 to 27 years; body mass, 58.5 to 72.8 kg; height, 161.5 to 174 cm) classified as T38, T37, T36, T35 according to International Paralympic Committee functional classification, performed vertical counter movement jump and squat jump on force plate and isokinetic torque evaluations in both limbs...
December 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326508/effect-of-ultraviolet-irradiation-on-the-osseointegration-of-a-titanium-alloy-with-bone
#11
Ashish Yadav, Ranjana Yadav, Aratee Gupta, Akash Baranwal, Atul Bhatnagar, Vakil Singh
Introduction: Attempt has been made to analyze the potential of titanium (Ti) alloy for osteointegration by the effect of surface photo functionalization in different aspects as follows: in Ringer's solution, in vitro cell growth, and in vivo study on rabbit. The present study was aimed to investigate the influence of ultraviolet (UV) light on surface topography, corrosion behavior, and bioactivity of indigenously manufactured samples of Ti alloy mini-implant. Materials and Methods: The study includes surface modification of Ti samples by UV treatment, corrosion testing of the specimens using Potentiostat (GAMRY System), qualitative examination of modified surface topography using scanning electron microscope, and cellular viability test on Ti alloy surface (3-(4,5-Dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide ASSAY)...
October 2017: Contemporary Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326089/associations-between-markers-of-oxidative-stress-skeletal-muscle-mass-and-function-and-to-the-influence-of-resistance-exercise-training-in-older-adults
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Ciriaco Carru, Mariasole Da Boit, Panagiotis Paliogiannis, Angelo Zinellu, Salvatore Sotgia, Rachael Sibson, Judith R Meakin, Richard M Aspden, Arduino A Mangoni, Stuart R Gray
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress (OS) negatively affects skeletal muscle homeostasis in experimental models of ageing. However, little is known about the associations between circulating OS markers and parameters of muscle mass and function, and their responses to exercise training, in humans. METHODS: Maximal voluntary contraction (MVC, primary outcome) and isokinetic torque of the knee extensors at 30° s-1 (MIT), muscle cross-sectional area (MCSA) and quality (MQ, secondary outcomes), and plasma concentrations of malondialdehyde (MDA, pro-OS), homocysteine (HCY, pro-OS), taurine (TAU, anti-OS), and protein sulphydryl groups (PSH, anti-OS) were measured in 27 healthy older males and 23 females at baseline and after an 18-week resistance exercise program, with or without a nutritional intervention (fish oil vs...
January 8, 2018: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325902/which-data-should-be-tracked-in-forward-dynamic-optimisation-to-best-predict-muscle-forces-in-a-pathological-co-contraction-case
#13
Colombe Bélaise, Benjamin Michaud, Fabien Dal Maso, Katja Mombaur, Mickaël Begon
The choice of the cost-function for predicting muscle forces during a movement remains a challenge, especially in patients with neuromuscular disorders. Forward dynamics-based optimisations mainly track joint kinematics or torques, combined with a least-excitation criterion. Tracking marker trajectories and/or electromyography (EMG) has rarely been proposed. Our objective was to determine the best tracking objective-function to accurately predict the upper-limb muscle forces. A musculoskeletal model was created and EMG was simulated to obtain a reference movement - a shoulder abduction...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324873/a-new-strength-assessment-to-evaluate-the-association-between-muscle-weakness-and-gait-pathology-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Marije Goudriaan, Angela Nieuwenhuys, Simon-Henri Schless, Nathalie Goemans, Guy Molenaers, Kaat Desloovere
AIM: The main goal of this validation study was to evaluate whether lower limb muscle weakness and plantar flexor rate of force development (RFD) related to altered gait parameters in children with cerebral palsy (CP), when weakness was assessed with maximal voluntary isometric contractions (MVICs) in a gait related test position. As a subgoal, we analyzed intra- and intertester reliability of this new strength measurement method. METHODS: Part 1 -Intra- and intertester reliability were determined with the intra-class correlation coefficient (ICC2,1) in 10 typical developing (TD) children (age: 5-15)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324688/on-multi-objective-based-constitutive-modelling-methodology-and-numerical-validation-in-small-hole-drilling-of-al6063-sicp-composites
#15
Junfeng Xiang, Lijing Xie, Feinong Gao, Yu Zhang, Jie Yi, Tao Wang, Siqin Pang, Xibin Wang
Discrepancies in capturing material behavior of some materials, such as Particulate Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites, by using conventional ad hoc strategy make the applicability of Johnson-Cook constitutive model challenged. Despites applicable efforts, its extended formalism with more fitting parameters would increase the difficulty in identifying constitutive parameters. A weighted multi-objective strategy for identifying any constitutive formalism is developed to predict mechanical behavior in static and dynamic loading conditions equally well...
January 11, 2018: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323296/a-rapid-decrease-in-the-rotation-rate-of-comet-41p-tuttle-giacobini-kres%C3%A3-k
#16
Dennis Bodewits, Tony L Farnham, Michael S P Kelley, Matthew M Knight
Cometary outgassing can produce torques that change the spin state of the cometary nucleus, which in turn influences the evolution and lifetime of the comet. If these torques increase the rate of rotation to the extent that centripetal forces exceed the material strength of the nucleus, the comet can fragment. Torques that slow down the rotation can cause the spin state to become unstable, but if the torques persist the nucleus can eventually reorient itself and the rotation rate can increase again. Simulations predict that most comets go through a short phase of rapid changes in spin state, after which changes occur gradually over longer times...
January 10, 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322310/relationship-between-sagittal-spinal-curves-geometry-and-isokinetic-trunk-muscle-strength-in-adults
#17
Walaa Elsayed, Ahmed Farrag, Qassim Muaidi, Nora Almulhim
PURPOSE: Sagittal spinal deviation has been reported to be a significant musculoskeletal problem affecting both genders and could develop at any age. Factors triggering this issue are still not well defined. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between sagittal spine angles and isokinetic peak, average torque, and power of trunk muscles in asymptomatic adults. METHODS: A convenient sample of 79 subjects with asymptomatic spine participated in this study...
January 10, 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320965/alterations-of-the-gut-microbiota-in-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis-patients
#18
Fuya Zhao, Jing Feng, Jun Li, Lei Zhao, Yang Liu, Huinan Chen, Ye Jin, Biqiang Zhu, Yunwei Wei
BACKGROUND: Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) is an organ-specific autoimmune disease in which both genetic predisposition and environmental factors serve as disease triggers. Many studies have indicated that alterations in the gut microbiota are important environmental factors in the development of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. We systematically performed a comparative analysis of the gut microbiota in HT patients and healthy controls. METHODS: We first conducted a cross-sectional study of 28 HT patients and 16 matched healthy controls...
January 10, 2018: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320473/systems-of-mechanized-and-reactive-droplets-powered-by-multi-responsive-surfactants
#19
Zhijie Yang, Jingjing Wei, Yaroslav I Sobolev, Bartosz A Grzybowski
Although 'active' surfactants, which are responsive to individual external stimuli such as temperature, electric or magnetic fields, light, redox processes or chemical agents, are well known, it would be interesting to combine several of these properties within one surfactant species. Such multi-responsive surfactants could provide ways of manipulating individual droplets and possibly assembling them into larger systems of dynamic reactors. Here we describe surfactants based on functionalized nanoparticle dimers that combine all of these and several other characteristics...
January 10, 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320320/mr-imaging-and-cochlear-implants-with-retained-internal-magnets-reducing-artifacts-near-highly-inhomogeneous-magnetic-fields
#20
Heidi A Edmonson, Matthew L Carlson, Alice C Patton, Robert E Watson
The number of patients receiving cochlear implants and auditory brainstem implants for severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss has rapidly increased. These implants consist of an internal component implanted between the skull and the temporal scalp and an external removable speech processor unit. A small magnet within the internal component is commonly used to hold the external speech processor unit in place. Several cochlear implant models have recently received U.S. Food and Drug Administration and European Economic Area regulatory approval to allow magnetic resonance (MR) imaging examinations to be performed under certain specified conditions...
January 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
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