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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747717/contextual-connectivity-a-framework-for-understanding-the-intrinsic-dynamic-architecture-of-large-scale-functional-brain-networks
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Rastko Ciric, Jason S Nomi, Lucina Q Uddin, Ajay B Satpute
Investigations of the human brain's connectomic architecture have produced two alternative models: one describes the brain's spatial structure in terms of static localized networks, and the other describes the brain's temporal structure in terms of dynamic whole-brain states. Here, we used tools from connectivity dynamics to develop a synthesis that bridges these models. Using resting fMRI data, we investigated the assumptions undergirding current models of the human connectome. Consistent with state-based models, our results suggest that static localized networks are superordinate approximations of underlying dynamic states...
July 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745871/local-electric-field-facilitates-high-performance-li-ion-batteries
#2
Youwen Liu, Tengfei Zhou, Yang Zheng, Zhihai He, Chong Xiao, Wei Kong Pang, Wei Tong, Youming Zou, Bicai Pan, Zaiping Guo, Yi Xie
By scrutinizing the energy storage process in Li-ion batteries, tuning Li-ion migration behavior by atomic level tailoring will unlock great potential for pursuing higher electrochemical performance. Vacancy, which can effectively modulate the electrical ordering on the nanoscale, even in tiny concentrations, will provide tempting opportunities for manipulating Li-ion migratory behavior. Herein, taking CuGeO3 as a model, oxygen vacancies obtained by reducing the thickness dimension down to the atomic scale are introduced in this work...
July 26, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745584/the-heritability-of-multi-modal-connectivity-in-human-brain-activity
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Giles L Colclough, Stephen M Smith, Tom E Nichols, Anderson M Winkler, Stamatios N Sotiropoulos, Matthew F Glasser, David C Van Essen, Mark W Woolrich
Patterns of intrinsic human brain activity exhibit a profile of functional connectivity that is associated with behaviour and cognitive performance, and deteriorates with disease. This paper investigates the relative importance of genetic factors and the common environment between twins in determining this functional connectivity profile. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) on 820 subjects from the Human Connectome Project, and magnetoencephalographic (MEG) recordings from a subset, the heritability of connectivity between 39 cortical regions was estimated...
July 26, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744939/neural-substrates-of-context-and-person-dependent-altruistic-punishment
#4
Lili Wang, Xiaping Lu, Ruolei Gu, Ruida Zhu, Rui Xu, Lucas S Broster, Chunliang Feng
Human altruistic behaviors are heterogeneous across both contexts and people, whereas the neural signatures underlying the heterogeneity remain to be elucidated. To address this issue, we examined the neural signatures underlying the context- and person-dependent altruistic punishment, conjoining event-related fMRI with both task-based and resting-state functional connectivity (RSFC). Acting as an impartial third party, participants decided how to punish norm violators either alone or in the presence of putative others...
July 26, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743919/highly-flexible-and-efficient-fabric-based-organic-light-emitting-devices-for-clothing-shaped-wearable-displays
#5
Seungyeop Choi, Seonil Kwon, Hyuncheol Kim, Woohyun Kim, Jung Hyun Kwon, Myung Sub Lim, Ho Seung Lee, Kyung Cheol Choi
Recently, the role of clothing has evolved from merely body protection, maintaining the body temperature, and fashion, to advanced functions such as various types of information delivery, communication, and even augmented reality. With a wireless internet connection, the integration of circuits and sensors, and a portable power supply, clothes become a novel electronic device. Currently, the information display is the most intuitive interface using visualized communication methods and the simultaneous concurrent processing of inputs and outputs between a wearer and functional clothes...
July 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743090/nir-and-uv-responsive-degradable-hyaluronic-acid-nanogels-for-cd44-targeted-and-remotely-triggered-intracellular-doxorubicin-delivery
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Chunfeng Hang, Yan Zou, Yinan Zhong, Zhiyuan Zhong, Fenghua Meng
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is an endogenous polysaccharide that shows intrinsic targetability to CD44+ cancer cells. Here, we developed NIR and UV-responsive degradable nanogels from hyaluronic acid-g-7-N,N-diethylamino-4-hydroxymethylcoumarin (HA-CM) for CD44 targeted and remotely controlled intracellular doxorubicin (DOX) delivery. Nanometer-sized HA-CM nanogels could readily load DOX, and both NIR and UV irradiation could significantly enhance DOX release from the nanogels, resulting from light-triggered cleavage of urethane bonds that connect CM to HA...
July 18, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743059/altered-connectivity-within-and-between-the-default-mode-central-executive-and-salience-networks-in-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
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Jie Fan, Mingtian Zhong, Jun Gan, Wanting Liu, Chaoyang Niu, Haiyan Liao, Hongchun Zhang, Jinyao Yi, Raymond C K Chan, Changlian Tan, Xiongzhao Zhu
BACKGROUND: Default mode network (DMN), central executive network (CEN) and salience network (SN) are the three most important intrinsic networks of the human brain. Recent studies emphasized the importance of the "triple-network model" which illustrated the interactions within and between DMN, CEN and SN in the pathophysiology of psychiatric disorders. However, previous studies of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) just explored the altered connectivity within these networks while neglected the coupling between them...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741624/hormonal-cycle-and-contraceptive-effects-on-amygdala-and-salience-resting-state-networks-in-women-with-previous-affective-side-effects-on-the-pill
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Jonas Engman, Inger Sundström Poromaa, Lena Moby, Johan Wikström, Mats Fredrikson, Malin Gingnell
The mechanisms linking ovarian hormones to negative affect are poorly characterized, but important clues may come from the examination of the brain's intrinsic organization. Here, we studied the effects of both the menstrual cycle and oral contraceptives (OCs) on amygdala and salience network resting-state functional connectivity using a double-blind, randomized, and placebo-controlled design. Hormone levels, depressive symptoms, and resting-state functional connectivity were measured in 35 healthy women (24...
July 25, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741494/evolutionary-ecology-of-organs-a-missing-link-in-cancer-development
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REVIEW
Frédéric Thomas, Randolph M Nesse, Robert Gatenby, Cindy Gidoin, François Renaud, Benjamin Roche, Beata Ujvari
There is striking variation in the incidence of cancer in human organs. Malignant tumors are common in the colon and breast but rare in the heart and small bowel. The uterus frequently develops benign fibroid tumors but uterine cancers are relatively rare. The organ-specific difference in cancer prevalence has been explained primarily by the relative roles of intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors. In this opinion article, we propose also considering organs as distinct but connected ecosystems whose different vulnerabilities to malignant transformation may be partially explained by how essential each organ is for survival through the age of reproduction...
August 2016: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741355/pt-nanoparticles-densely-coated-on-sno2-covered-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes-with-excellent-electrocatalytic-activity-and-stability-for-methanol-oxidation
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Meihua Huang, Jianshuo Zhang, Chuxin Wu, Lunhui Guan
Pt nanoparticles (NPs) coated on SnO2-coverd multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs@SnO2@Pt) have been designed to enhance the activity and stability of Pt catalysts. The weight percentage of Pt in the MWCNTs@SnO2@Pt reaches as high as 85%. Thanks for the unique one-dimensional structure, the Pt mass activity of MWCNTs@SnO2@Pt for methanol oxidation is 6.2 times as active as that of the commercial Pt/C. The durability and anti-poisoning ability were also improved greatly. The enhanced intrinsic performance was ascribed to the densely connected networks of Pt NPs on the SnO2 NPs...
July 25, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740406/conventional-real-time-pcr-based-detection-of-t790m-using-tumor-tissue-or-blood-in-patients-with-egfr-tki-resistant-nsclc
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Ya-Lan Wu, Rui-Zhan Tong, Yan Zhang, Bin-Bin Hu, Ke Zheng, Zhen-Yu Ding, Feng Peng, You-Ling Gong, Yong-Mei Liu, You Lu
Blood biopsy has many advantages over tissue biopsy for diagnosing acquired T790M mutation in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer, such as being less risky and painful. New techniques with high sensitivity (eg, droplet digital PCR) show promising results during blood biopsy, but the positive rates of identification are still quite unclear. Whether there are other factors, except technology, affecting the results of blood biopsy is unclear. In this study, we used conventional amplification refractory mutation system to detect tumor tissue or blood for T790M mutation in patients clinically resistant to tyrosine kinase inhibitors...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739527/deconstructing-the-cortical-column-in-the-barrel-cortex
#12
Kevin Fox
The question of what function is served by the cortical column has occupied neuroscientists since its original description some 60 years ago. The answer seems tractable in the somatosensory cortex when considering the inputs to the cortical column and the early stages of information processing, but quickly breaks down once the multiplicity of output streams and their sub-circuits are brought into consideration. This article describes the early stages of information processing in the barrel cortex, through generation of the centre and surround receptive field components of neurones that subserve integration of multi whisker information, before going on to consider the diversity of properties exhibited by the layer 5 output neurones...
July 21, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739120/detecting-stable-individual-differences-in-the-functional-organization-of-the-human-basal-ganglia
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REVIEW
Manuel Garcia-Garcia, Aki Nikolaidis, Pierre Bellec, R Cameron Craddock, Brian Cheung, Francisco X Castellanos, Michael P Milham
Moving from group level to individual level functional parcellation maps is a critical step for developing a rich understanding of the links between individual variation in functional network architecture and cognitive and clinical phenotypes. Still, the identification of functional units in the brain based on intrinsic functional connectivity and its dynamic variations between and within subjects remains challenging. Recently, the bootstrap analysis of stable clusters (BASC) framework was developed to quantify the stability of functional brain networks both across and within subjects...
July 21, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737256/insula-based-networks-in-professional-musicians-evidence-for-increased-functional-connectivity-during-resting-state-fmri
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Anna M Zamorano, Ignacio Cifre, Pedro Montoya, Inmaculada Riquelme, Boris Kleber
Despite considerable research on experience-dependent neuroplasticity in professional musicians, detailed understanding of an involvement of the insula is only now beginning to emerge. We investigated the effects of musical training on intrinsic insula-based connectivity in professional classical musicians relative to nonmusicians using resting-state functional MRI. Following a tripartite scheme of insula subdivisions, coactivation profiles were analyzed for the posterior, ventral anterior, and dorsal anterior insula in both hemispheres...
July 24, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736535/mind-body-practice-changes-fractional-amplitude-of-low-frequency-fluctuations-in-intrinsic-control-networks
#15
Gao-Xia Wei, Zhu-Qing Gong, Zhi Yang, Xi-Nian Zuo
Cognitive control impairment is a typical symptom largely reported in populations with neurological disorders. Previous studies have provided evidence about the changes in cognitive control induced by mind-body training. However, the neural correlates underlying the effect of extensive mind-body practice on cognitive control remain largely unknown. Using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging, we characterized dynamic fluctuations in large-scale intrinsic connectivity networks associated with mind-body practice, and examined their differences between healthy controls and Tai Chi Chuan (TCC) practitioners...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736470/structural-functional-relationships-between-eye-orbital-imaging-biomarkers-and-clinical-visual-assessments
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Xiuya Yao, Shikha Chaganti, Kunal P Nabar, Katrina Nelson, Andrew Plassard, Rob L Harrigan, Louise A Mawn, Bennett A Landman
Eye diseases and visual impairment affect millions of Americans and induce billions of dollars in annual economic burdens. Expounding upon existing knowledge of eye diseases could lead to improved treatment and disease prevention. This research investigated the relationship between structural metrics of the eye orbit and visual function measurements in a cohort of 470 patients from a retrospective study of ophthalmology records for patients (with thyroid eye disease, orbital inflammation, optic nerve edema, glaucoma, intrinsic optic nerve disease), clinical imaging, and visual function assessments...
February 11, 2017: Proceedings of SPIE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736396/using-theories-of-practice-to-understand-hiv-positive-persons-varied-engagement-with-hiv-services-a-qualitative-study-in-six-sub-saharan-african-countries
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Morten Skovdal, Alison Wringe, Janet Seeley, Jenny Renju, Sara Paparini, Joyce Wamoyi, Mosa Moshabela, William Ddaaki, Constance Nyamukapa, Kenneth Ondenge, Sarah Bernays, Oliver Bonnington
OBJECTIVES: This article considers the potential of 'theories of practice' for studying and understanding varied (dis)engagement with HIV care and treatment services and begins to unpack the assemblage of elements and practices that shape the nature and duration of individuals' interactions with HIV services. METHODS: We obtained data from a multicountry qualitative study that explores the use of HIV care and treatment services, with a focus on examining the social organisation of engagement with care as a practice and as manifested in the lives of people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa...
July 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734059/localized-reductions-in-resting-state-functional-connectivity-in-children-with-prenatal-alcohol-exposure
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Jia Fan, Paul A Taylor, Sandra W Jacobson, Christopher D Molteno, Suril Gohel, Bharat B Biswal, Joseph L Jacobson, Ernesta M Meintjes
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are characterized by impairment in cognitive function that may or may not be accompanied by craniofacial anomalies, microcephaly, and/or growth retardation. Resting-state functional MRI (rs-fMRI), which examines the low-frequency component of the blood oxygen level dependent (BOLD) signal in the absence of an explicit task, provides an efficient and powerful mechanism for studying functional brain networks even in low-functioning and young subjects. Studies using independent component analysis (ICA) have identified a set of resting-state networks (RSNs) that have been linked to distinct domains of cognitive and perceptual function, which are believed to reflect the intrinsic functional architecture of the brain...
July 22, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729159/what-do-we-know-about-laminar-connectivity
#19
REVIEW
Kathleen S Rockland
In this brief review, I attempt an overview of the main components of anatomical laminar-level connectivity. These are: extrinsic outputs, excitatory and inhibitory intrinsic connectivity, and intrinsic inputs. Supporting data are biased from the visual system of nonhuman primates (NHPs), but I have drawn as much as possible from a broader span in order to treat the important issue of area-specific variability. In a second part, I briefly discuss laminar connectivity in the context of network organization (feedforward/feedback cortical connections, and the major types of corticothalamic connections)...
July 17, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729114/altered-intrinsic-functional-connectivity-in-the-latent-period-of-epileptogenesis-in-a-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-model
#20
Hyoin Lee, Seungmoon Jung, Peter Lee, Yong Jeong
The latent period, a seizure-free phase, is the duration between brain injury and the onset of spontaneous recurrent seizures (SRSs) during epileptogenesis. The latent period is thought to involve several progressive pathophysiological events that lead to the evolution of the chronic epilepsy phase. Hence, it is vital to investigate the changes in the latent period during epileptogenesis in order to better understand temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), and to achieve early diagnosis and appropriate management of the condition...
July 17, 2017: Experimental Neurology
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