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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100720/audience-affects-decision-making-in-a-marmoset-communication-network
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Camille R Toarmino, Lauren Wong, Cory T Miller
An audience can have a profound effect on the dynamics of communicative interactions. As a result, non-human primates often adjust their social decision-making strategies depending on the audience composition at a given time. Here we sought to test how the unique vocal behaviour of multiple audience members affected decisions to communicate. To address this issue, we developed a novel experimental paradigm in which common marmosets directly interacted with multiple 'virtual monkeys' (VMs), each of whom represented an individual marmoset with distinct vocal behaviour...
January 2017: Biology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099953/social-networks-among-the-older-chinese-population-in-the-usa-findings-from-the-pine-study
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XinQi Dong, E-Shien Chang
BACKGROUND: Social network research has become central to studies of health and aging. Its results may yield public health insights that are actionable and improve the quality of life of older adults. However, little is known about the social networks of older immigrant adults, whose social relationships often develop in the context of migration, compounded by cultural and linguistic barriers. OBJECTIVES: This report aims to describe the structure, composition, and emotional components of social networks in the Chinese aging population of the USA, and to explore ways in which their social networks may be critical to their health decision-making...
January 19, 2017: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098106/the-role-of-dynamic-renal-scintigraphy-on-clinical-decision-making-in-hydronephrotic-children
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Seçil Arslansoyu Çamlar, Nazlı Deveci, Alper Soylu, Mehmet Atilla Türkmen, Derya Özmen, Gamze Çapakaya, Salih Kavukçu
Hydronephrosis may be related to an obstructive cause, ureteropelvic/uretero-vesical junction obstruction or nonobstructive [vesicoureteral reflux (VUR)]. When an obstructive pathology is considered, dynamic renal scintigraphy may help to predict whether it is a true obstruction or not. In this study, we aimed to determine the contribution of dynamic renal scintigraphy with [99] mTc-MAG-3 to the clinical decision-making for surgery in hydronephrotic children. Files of the patients evaluated by MAG-3 scintigraphy for antenatal (AH)/postnatal (PH) hydronephrosis between 1992 and 2014 were reviewed...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093472/social-status-dependent-shift-in-neural-circuit-activation-affects-decision-making
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Thomas Miller, Katie Clements, Sungwoo Ahn, Choongseok Park, Eoon Hye Ji, Fadi A Issa
: In a social group, animals make behavioral decisions that fit their social ranks. These behavioral choices are dependent on the various social cues experienced during social interactions. In vertebrates, little is known of how social status affects the underlying neural mechanisms regulating decision-making circuits that drive competing behaviors. Here, we demonstrate that social status in zebrafish (Danio rerio) influences behavioral decisions by shifting the balance in neural circuit activation between two competing networks (escape and swim)...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088440/intersections-of-post-transcriptional-gene-regulatory-mechanisms-with-intermediary-metabolism
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Waqar Arif, Gandhar Datar, Auinash Kalsotra
Intermediary metabolism studies have typically concentrated on four major regulatory mechanisms-substrate availability, allosteric enzyme regulation, post-translational enzyme modification, and regulated enzyme synthesis. Although transcriptional control has been a big focus, it is becoming increasingly evident that many post-transcriptional events are deeply embedded within the core regulatory circuits of enzyme synthesis/breakdown that maintain metabolic homeostasis. The prominent post-transcriptional mechanisms affecting intermediary metabolism include alternative pre-mRNA processing, mRNA stability and translation control, and the more recently discovered regulation by noncoding RNAs...
January 11, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087402/accuracy-is-in-the-eyes-of-the-pathologist-the-visual-interpretive-process-and-diagnostic-accuracy-with-digital-whole-slide-images
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Tad T Brunyé, Ezgi Mercan, Donald L Weaver, Joann G Elmore
Digital whole slide imaging is an increasingly common medium in pathology, with application to education, telemedicine, and rendering second opinions. It has also made it possible to use eye tracking devices to explore the dynamic visual inspection and interpretation of histopathological features of tissue while pathologists review cases. Using whole slide images, the present study examined how a pathologist's diagnosis is influenced by fixed case-level factors, their prior clinical experience, and their patterns of visual inspection...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078571/analyzing-spatial-data-from-mouse-tracker-methodology-an-entropic-approach
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Antonio Calcagnì, Luigi Lombardi, Simone Sulpizio
Mouse tracker methodology has recently been advocated to explore the motor components of the cognitive dynamics involved in experimental tasks like categorization, decision-making, and language comprehension. This methodology relies on the analysis of computer-mouse trajectories, by evaluating whether they significantly differ in terms of direction, amplitude, and location when a given experimental factor is manipulated. In this kind of study, a descriptive geometric approach is usually adopted in the analysis of raw trajectories, where they are summarized with several measures, such as maximum-deviation and area under the curve...
January 11, 2017: Behavior Research Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077103/determinants-of-quality-of-shared-sanitation-facilities-in-informal-settlements-case-study-of-kisumu-kenya
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Sheillah Simiyu, Mark Swilling, Sandy Cairncross, Richard Rheingans
BACKGROUND: Shared facilities are not recognised as improved sanitation due to challenges of maintenance as they easily can be avenues for the spread of diseases. Thus there is need to evaluate the quality of shared facilities, especially in informal settlements, where they are commonly used. A shared facility can be equated to a common good whose management depends on the users. If users do not work collectively towards keeping the facility clean, it is likely that the quality may depreciate due to lack of maintenance...
January 11, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076659/an-empirical-agent-based-model-to-simulate-the-adoption-of-water-reuse-using-the-social-amplification-of-risk-framework
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Venu Kandiah, Andrew R Binder, Emily Z Berglund
Water reuse can serve as a sustainable alternative water source for urban areas. However, the successful implementation of large-scale water reuse projects depends on community acceptance. Because of the negative perceptions that are traditionally associated with reclaimed water, water reuse is often not considered in the development of urban water management plans. This study develops a simulation model for understanding community opinion dynamics surrounding the issue of water reuse, and how individual perceptions evolve within that context, which can help in the planning and decision-making process...
January 11, 2017: Risk Analysis: An Official Publication of the Society for Risk Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073294/circulating-tumor-cells-and-dna-for-real-time-egfr-detection-and-monitoring-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Jinfeng He, Wei Tan, Jingping Ma
AIM: We investigate the suitability of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) in non-small-cell lung cancer management, which is challenging in conventional biopsies. MATERIALS & METHODS: We performed serial blood extraction from 120 patients of varying EGFR status. Molecular profiling was performed using droplet digital PCR and correlated to survival outcome. RESULTS: Overall, we observed 95% agreement using CTCs and ctDNA with conventional tissue biopsies, which indicated the disease's close correlation...
January 11, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067773/a-systems-biological-view-of-life-and-death-decision-with-respect-to-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-the-role-of-perk-pathway
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Margita Márton, Anita Kurucz, Beáta Lizák, Éva Margittai, Gábor Bánhegyi, Orsolya Kapuy
Accumulation of misfolded/unfolded proteins in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) leads to the activation of three branches (Protein kinase (RNA)-like endoplasmic reticulum kinase [PERK], Inositol requiring protein 1 [IRE-1] and Activating trascription factor 6 [ATF6], respectively) of unfolded protein response (UPR). The primary role of UPR is to try to drive back the system to the former or a new homeostatic state by self-eating dependent autophagy, while excessive level of ER stress results in apoptotic cell death...
January 5, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067615/intracranial-atherosclerosis-from-anatomy-to-pathophysiology
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Yuehua Pu, Linfang Lan, Xinyi Leng, Lawrence Ks Wong, Liping Liu
Background Intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis is an important etiology subtype of ischemic stroke. Stenosis severity was thought to be the main reference index for clinical treatment and research. However, stenosis could not reflect the ischemia risk completely, instead the hemodynamic state across the lesion, the extent of collateral circulation, and perfusion impairment downstream the stenosis are more important. Aims We write this review aimed to summarize novel angiographic methods applied in the evaluation of functional severity of ICAS, and commented on their limitations and prospects in future research...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066810/dynamic-susceptibility-contrast-mri-quantification-software-tool-development-and-evaluation
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Panagiotis Korfiatis, Timothy L Kline, Zachary S Kelm, Rickey E Carter, Leland S Hu, Bradley J Erickson
Relative cerebral blood volume (rCBV) is a magnetic resonance imaging biomarker that is used to differentiate progression from pseudoprogression in patients with glioblastoma multiforme, the most common primary brain tumor. However, calculated rCBV depends considerably on the software used. Automating all steps required for rCBV calculation is important, as user interaction can lead to increased variability and possible inaccuracies in clinical decision-making. Here, we present an automated tool for computing rCBV from dynamic susceptibility contrast-magnetic resonance imaging that includes leakage correction...
December 2016: Tomography: a Journal for Imaging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065715/a-framework-for-understanding-and-advancing-intertemporal-choice-research-using-rodent-models
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REVIEW
Wambura C Fobbs, Sheri J Y Mizumori
Intertemporal choices are common and consequential to private and public life. Thus, there is considerable interest in understanding the neural basis of intertemporal decision making. In this minireview, we briefly describe conceptual and psychological perspectives on intertemporal choice and then provide a comprehensive evaluation of the neural structures and signals that comprise the underlying cortico-limbic-striatal circuit. Even though great advances have been made, our understanding of the neurobiology of intertemporal choice is still in its infancy because of the complex and dynamic nature of this form of decision making...
January 5, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065714/transient-inactivation-of-the-anterior-cingulate-cortex-in-rats-disrupts-avoidance-of-a-dynamic-object
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Jan Svoboda, Veronika Lobellová, Anna Popelíková, Nikhil Ahuja, Eduard Kelemen, Aleš Stuchlík
Although animals often learn and monitor the spatial properties of relevant moving objects such as conspecifics and predators to properly organize their own spatial behavior, the underlying brain substrate has received little attention and hence remains elusive. Because the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) participates in conflict monitoring and effort-based decision making, and ACC neurons respond to objects in the environment, it may also play a role in the monitoring of moving cues and exerting the appropriate spatial response...
January 5, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062112/a-modelling-framework-to-predict-bat-activity-patterns-on-wind-farms-an-outline-of-possible-applications-on-mountain-ridges-of-north-portugal
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Carmen Silva, João Alexandre Cabral, Samantha Jane Hughes, Mário Santos
Worldwide ecological impact assessments of wind farms have gathered relevant information on bat activity patterns. Since conventional bat study methods require intensive field work, the prediction of bat activity might prove useful by anticipating activity patterns and estimating attractiveness concomitant with the wind farm location. A novel framework was developed, based on the stochastic dynamic methodology (StDM) principles, to predict bat activity on mountain ridges with wind farms. We illustrate the framework application using regional data from North Portugal by merging information from several environmental monitoring programmes associated with diverse wind energy facilities that enable integrating the multifactorial influences of meteorological conditions, land cover and geographical variables on bat activity patterns...
January 3, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061375/applying-new-evidence-standards-to-youth-cognitive-behavioral-therapies-a-review
#17
Leslie R Rith-Najarian, Alayna L Park, Tina Wang, Ana I Etchison, Denise A Chavira, Bruce F Chorpita
This review included 136 published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of youth cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) treatments. We aimed to test the premise that evidence-based youth treatments can be better differentiated from each other by applying more nuanced standards of evidence. Accordingly, we applied three standards to this article sample to determine how many treatments produced significant results: (a) on multiple target symptom measures, (b) at follow-up, and/or (c) against an active comparison group...
December 23, 2016: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054910/examining-effects-of-physical-exertion-on-the-dynamic-visual-acuity-test-in-collegiate-athletes
#18
Jessie N Patterson, Anna M Murphy, Julie A Honaker
BACKGROUND: Acute symptoms of dizziness and/or imbalance commonly experienced in athletes postconcussion are speculated to arise from dysfunction at multiple levels (i.e., inner ear or central vestibular system) to appropriately integrate afferent sensory information. Disruption along any pathway of the balance system can result in symptoms of dizziness, decreased postural control function (vestibulospinal reflex), and reduced vestibulo-ocular reflex function. This may also lead to decreased gaze stability with movements of the head and may account for symptoms of blurred vision or diplopia reported in almost half of athletes sustaining a concussion...
January 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049599/effective-orifice-area-during-exercise-in-bileaflet-mechanical-valve-prostheses
#19
Philippe B Bertrand, Matteo Pettinari, Hélène De Cannière, Herbert Gutermann, Christophe J P Smeets, David Verhaert, Robert A Dion, Pascal Verdonck, Pieter M Vandervoort
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to investigate the evolution of the transprosthetic pressure gradient and effective orifice area (EOA) during dynamic bicycle exercise in bileaflet mechanical heart valves and to explore the relationship with exercise capacity. METHODS: Patients with bileaflet aortic valve replacement (n = 23) and mitral valve replacement (MVR; n = 16) prospectively underwent symptom-limited supine bicycle exercise testing with Doppler echocardiography and respiratory gas analysis...
December 31, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048384/su-d-207b-06-predicting-breast-cancer-malignancy-on-dce-mri-data-using-pre-trained-convolutional-neural-networks
#20
N Antropova, B Huynh, M Giger
PURPOSE: We investigate deep learning in the task of distinguishing between malignant and benign breast lesions on dynamic contrast-enhanced MR images (DCE-MRIs), eliminating the need for lesion segmentation and extraction of tumor features. We evaluate convolutional neural network (CNN) after transfer learning with ImageNet, a database of thousands of non-medical images. METHODS: Under a HIPAA-compliant IRB protocol, a database of 551 (357 malignant and 194 benign) breast MRI cases was collected...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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