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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054694/the-resilient-brain-and-the-guardians-of-sleep-new-perspectives-on-old-assumptions
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Liborio Parrino, Anna Elisabetta Vaudano
Resilience is the capacity of a system, enterprise or a person to maintain its core purpose and integrity in the face of dramatically changed circumstances. In human physiology, resilience is the capacity of adaptively overcoming stress and adversity while maintaining normal psychological and physical functioning. In this review, we investigate the resilient strategies of sleep. First, we discuss the concept of brain resilience, highlighting the modular structure of small-world networking, neuronal plasticity and critical brain behavior...
October 17, 2017: Sleep Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049910/an-improved-synchronization-likelihood-method-for-quantifying-neuronal-synchrony
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Sina Khanmohammadi
Indirect quantification of the synchronization between two dynamical systems from measured experimental data has gained much attention in recent years, especially in the computational neuroscience community where the exact model of the neuronal dynamics is unknown. In this regard, one of the most promising methods for quantifying the interrelationship between nonlinear non-stationary systems is known as Synchronization Likelihood (SL), which is based on the likelihood of the auto-recurrence of embedding vectors (similar patterns) in multiple dynamical systems...
October 3, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049305/pig-movements-in-france-designing-network-models-fitting-the-transmission-route-of-pathogens
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Morgane Salines, Mathieu Andraud, Nicolas Rose
Pathogen spread between farms results from interaction between the epidemiological characteristics of infectious agents, such as transmission route, and the contact structure between holdings. The objective of our study was to design network models of pig movements matching with epidemiological features of pathogens. Our first model represents the transmission of infectious diseases between farms only through the introduction of animals to holdings (Animal Introduction Model AIM), whereas the second one also accounts for pathogen spread through intermediate transit of trucks through farms even without any animal unloading (i...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040625/rise-a-database-of-rna-interactome-from-sequencing-experiments
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Jing Gong, Di Shao, Kui Xu, Zhipeng Lu, Zhi John Lu, Yucheng T Yang, Qiangfeng Cliff Zhang
We present RISE (http://rise.zhanglab.net), a database of RNA Interactome from Sequencing Experiments. RNA-RNA interactions (RRIs) are essential for RNA regulation and function. RISE provides a comprehensive collection of RRIs that mainly come from recent transcriptome-wide sequencing-based experiments like PARIS, SPLASH, LIGR-seq, and MARIO, as well as targeted studies like RIA-seq, RAP-RNA and CLASH. It also includes interactions aggregated from other primary databases and publications. The RISE database currently contains 328,811 RNA-RNA interactions mainly in human, mouse and yeast...
October 4, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034164/aberrant-brain-functional-connectivity-in-newborns-with-congenital-heart-disease-before-cardiac-surgery
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Josepheen De Asis-Cruz, Mary T Donofrio, Gilbert Vezina, Catherine Limperopoulos
Newborns with congenital heart disease (CHD) requiring open heart surgery are at increased risk for neurodevelopmental disabilities. Recent quantitative MRI studies have reported disrupted growth, microstructure, and metabolism in fetuses and newborns with complex CHD. To date, no study has examined whether functional brain connectivity is altered in this high-risk population after birth, before surgery. Our objective was to compare whole-brain functional connectivity of resting state networks in healthy, term newborns (n = 82) and in term neonates with CHD before surgery (n = 30) using graph theory and network-based statistics...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030608/self-organisation-of-small-world-networks-by-adaptive-rewiring-in-response-to-graph-diffusion
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Nicholas Jarman, Erik Steur, Chris Trengove, Ivan Y Tyukin, Cees van Leeuwen
Complex networks emerging in natural and human-made systems tend to assume small-world structure. Is there a common mechanism underlying their self-organisation? Our computational simulations show that network diffusion (traffic flow or information transfer) steers network evolution towards emergence of complex network structures. The emergence is effectuated through adaptive rewiring: progressive adaptation of structure to use, creating short-cuts where network diffusion is intensive while annihilating underused connections...
October 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029449/disrupted-small-world-brain-network-topology-in-pure-conduct-disorder
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Feng-Mei Lu, Jian-Song Zhou, Jiang Zhang, Xiao-Ping Wang, Zhen Yuan
OBJECTIVES: Conduct disorder (CD) is characterized by the violation of the rights of others or basic social rules and a repetitive, persistent pattern of antisocial and aggressive behaviors. A large number of functional and structural neuroimaging studies have identified widely abnormalities in specific brain regions in CD, but the alterations in the topological organization of functional networks among them remain largely unknown. METHODS: Resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging was applied to investigate the intrinsic functional connectivity in 18 pure CD patients and eighteen typically developing healthy controls...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017061/decreased-functional-connectivity-in-schizophrenia-the-relationship-between-social-functioning-social-cognition-and-graph-theoretical-network-measures
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Burak Erdeniz, Emin Serin, Yelda İbadi, Cumhur Taş
Schizophrenia is a complex disorder in which abnormalities in brain connectivity and social functioning play a central role. The aim of this study is to explore small-world network properties, and understand their relationship with social functioning and social cognition in the context of schizophrenia, by testing functional connectivity differences in network properties and its relation to clinical behavioral measures. Resting-state fMRI time series data were acquired from 23 patients diagnosed with schizophrenia and 23 healthy volunteers...
September 28, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969487/brain-structural-network-topological-alterations-of-the-left-prefrontal-and-limbic-cortex-in-psychogenic-erectile-dysfunction
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Jianhuai Chen, Yun Chen, Qingqiang Gao, Guotao Chen, Yutian Dai, Zhijian Yao, Qing Lu
Despite increasing understanding of the cerebral functional changes and structural abnormalities in erectile dysfunction, alterations in the topological organization of brain networks underlying psychogenic erectile dysfunction (pED) remain unclear. Here, based on the diffusion tensor image data of 25 pED patients and 26 healthy controls, we investigated the topological organization of brain structural networks and its correlations with the clinical variables using the graph theoretical analysis. Psychogenic ED displayed a preserved overall small-world organization and exhibited a less connectivity strength in the left inferior frontal gyrus, amygdale and the right inferior temporal gyrus...
October 2, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964628/structural-connectome-alterations-in-prodromal-and-de-novo-parkinson-s-disease-patients
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Ming-Ching Wen, Hannah S E Heng, Jung-Lung Hsu, Zheyu Xu, Gerald M Liew, Wing Lok Au, Ling Ling Chan, Louis C S Tan, Eng King Tan
BACKGROUND: Although the clinical signs of prodromal Parkinson's disease (PD) have been identified, little is known about the neural features of the prodromal phase of PD (proPD). The aim of this study was to examine the structural network alterations from healthy aging to proPD and to early PD. METHODS: 181 non-demented and non-depressed participants comprising 55 healthy controls (HCs), 20 proPDs, and 106 de novo PD patients (dPDs) were included in the study and underwent clinical assessment and diffusion tensor imaging scanning...
September 21, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954333/-the-altered-topology-of-brain-structural-network-in-patients-with-acute-stress-response-after-traffic-accident
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Y F Weng, R F Qi, X D Zhang, L Zhang, J Ke, Y Zhong, F Chen, Q Xu, G M Lu
Objective: To explore the changes of brain activities in traffic accident survivors with acute stress response (ASR) within a week by using complex networks analysis method based on graph-theory, and to find out the alteration of topological properties in structural brain network. Method: From January, 2013 to February, 2016, twenty traffic accidents survivors with acute stress disorders (Acute Stress Disorder Interview, ASDI>3)and twenty healthy controls underwent the 3T diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) magnetic resonance imaging scan in Nanjing General Hospital...
September 19, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947994/abnormal-topological-organization-in-white-matter-structural-networks-in-survivors-of-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia-with-chemotherapy-treatment
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Liwei Zou, Lianzi Su, Rongmiao Qi, Fang Bao, Xianjing Fang, Longsheng Wang, Zhimin Zhai, Dan Li, Suisheng Zheng
Previous diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) studies have detected white matter (WM) integrity abnormalities in some specific fibre bundles in acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) patients with chemotherapy. However, little is known about the changes in the topological organization of the WM structural network in ALL patients with chemotherapy. In the present study, we acquired DTI datasets from 28 ALL patients (mean age: 40.71 ± 8.58 years, years since diagnosis: 7-38) with chemotherapy and 20 matched healthy controls (mean age: 42...
September 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942477/cognitive-performance-in-mid-stage-parkinson-s-disease-functional-connectivity-under-chronic-antiparkinson-treatment
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Roxana Vancea, Kristina Simonyan, Maria Petracca, Miroslaw Brys, Alessandro Di Rocco, Maria Felice Ghilardi, Matilde Inglese
Cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease (PD) is related to the reorganization of brain topology. Although drug challenge studies have proven how levodopa treatment can modulate functional connectivity in brain circuits, the role of chronic dopaminergic therapy on cognitive status and functional connectivity has never been investigated. We sought to characterize brain functional topology in mid-stage PD patients under chronic antiparkinson treatment and explore the presence of correlation between reorganization of brain architecture and specific cognitive deficits...
September 23, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939929/stimulus-induced-transitions-between-spike-wave-discharges-and-spindles-with-the-modulation-of-thalamic-reticular-nucleus
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Denggui Fan, Qingyun Wang, Jianzhong Su, Hongguang Xi
It is believed that thalamic reticular nucleus (TRN) controls spindles and spike-wave discharges (SWD) in seizure or sleeping processes. The dynamical mechanisms of spatiotemporal evolutions between these two types of activity, however, are not well understood. In light of this, we first use a single-compartment thalamocortical neural field model to investigate the effects of TRN on occurrence of SWD and its transition. Results show that the increasing inhibition from TRN to specific relay nuclei (SRN) can lead to the transition of system from SWD to slow-wave oscillation...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Computational Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931825/disrupted-topological-organization-of-structural-brain-networks-in-childhood-absence-epilepsy
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Wenchao Qiu, Chuanyong Yu, Yuan Gao, Ailiang Miao, Lu Tang, Shuyang Huang, Wenwen Jiang, Jintao Sun, Jing Xiang, Xiaoshan Wang
Childhood absence epilepsy (CAE) is the most common paediatric epilepsy syndrome and is characterized by frequent and transient impairment of consciousness. In this study, we explored structural brain network alterations in CAE and their association with clinical characteristics. A whole-brain structural network was constructed for each participant based on diffusion-weighted MRI and probabilistic tractography. The topological metrics were then evaluated. For the first time, we uncovered modular topology in CAE patients that was similar to healthy controls...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931302/learning-metabolic-brain-networks-in-mci-and-ad-by-robustness-and-leave-one-out-analysis-an-fdg-pet-study
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Zhijun Yao, Bin Hu, Xuejiao Chen, Yuanwei Xie, Jürg Gutknecht, Dennis Majoe
This study attempted to better understand the properties associated with the metabolic brain network in mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Graph theory was employed to investigate the topological organization of metabolic brain network among 86 patients with MCI, 89 patients with AD, and 97 normal controls (NCs) using 18F fluoro-deoxy-glucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) data. The whole brain was divided into 82 areas by Brodmann atlas to construct networks. We found that MCI and AD showed a loss of small-world properties and topological aberrations, and MCI showed an intermediate measurement between NC and AD...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928710/electroencephalography-network-effects-of-corpus-callosotomy-in-patients-with-lennox-gastaut-syndrome
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Jun-Ge Liang, Dongpyo Lee, Song Ee Youn, Heung Dong Kim, Nam-Young Kim
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the functional network effects of corpus callosotomy (CC), a well-recognized palliative surgical therapy for patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS). Specifically, we sought to gain insight into the effects of CC on LGS remission, based on brain networks in LGS by calculating network metrics and evaluating by network measures before and after surgery. METHODS: Electroencephalographic recordings made during preoperative and 3-month postoperative states in 14 patients with LGS who had undergone successful CC were retrospectively analyzed...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928648/a-single-session-of-rtms-enhances-small-worldness-in-writer-s-cramp-evidence-from-simultaneous-eeg-fmri-multi-modal-brain-graph
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Rose D Bharath, Rajanikant Panda, Venkateswara Reddy Reddam, M V Bhaskar, Suril Gohel, Sujas Bhardwaj, Arvind Prajapati, Pramod Kumar Pal
Background and Purpose: Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) induces widespread changes in brain connectivity. As the network topology differences induced by a single session of rTMS are less known we undertook this study to ascertain whether the network alterations had a small-world morphology using multi-modal graph theory analysis of simultaneous EEG-fMRI. Method: Simultaneous EEG-fMRI was acquired in duplicate before (R1) and after (R2) a single session of rTMS in 14 patients with Writer's Cramp (WC)...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919640/charon-tectonics
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Ross A Beyer, Francis Nimmo, William B McKinnon, Jeffrey M Moore, Richard P Binzel, Jack W Conrad, Andy Cheng, K Ennico, Tod R Lauer, C B Olkin, Stuart Robbins, Paul Schenk, Kelsi Singer, John R Spencer, S Alan Stern, H A Weaver, L A Young, Amanda M Zangari
New Horizons images of Pluto's companion Charon show a variety of terrains that display extensional tectonic features, with relief surprising for this relatively small world. These features suggest a global extensional areal strain of order 1% early in Charon's history. Such extension is consistent with the presence of an ancient global ocean, now frozen.
May 1, 2017: Icarus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918259/disrupted-structural-and-functional-connectivity-networks-in-ischemic-stroke-patients
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Jingna Zhang, Ye Zhang, Li Wang, Linqiong Sang, Jun Yang, Rubing Yan, Pengyue Li, Jian Wang, Mingguo Qiu
Local lesions caused by stroke may result in extensive structural and functional reorganization in the brain. Previous studies of this phenomenon have focused on specific brain networks. Here, we aimed to discover abnormalities in whole-brain networks and to explore the decoupling between structural and functional connectivity in patients with stroke. Fifteen ischemic stroke patients and 23 normal controls (NCs) were recruited in this study. A graph theoretical analysis was employed to investigate the abnormal topological properties of structural and functional brain networks in patients with stroke...
September 14, 2017: Neuroscience
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