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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227102/a-flexible-parylene-probe-for-in-vivo-recordings-from-multiple-subregions-of-the-rat-hippocampus
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Huijing Xu, Ahuva Weltman, Min-Chi Hsiao, Kee Scholten, Ellis Meng, Theodore W Berger, Dong Song, Huijing Xu, Ahuva Weltman, Min-Chi Hsiao, Kee Scholten, Ellis Meng, Theodore W Berger, Dong Song, Ellis Meng, Dong Song, Min-Chi Hsiao, Theodore W Berger, Ahuva Weltman, Kee Scholten, Huijing Xu
The hippocampus is crucial to the formation of long-term memory and declarative memory. It is divided into three sub-fields the CA1, the CA3 and the DG. To understand the neuronal circuitry within the hippocampus and to study the role of the hippocampus in memory function requires the collection of neural activities from multiple subregions of the hippocampus simultaneously. Micro-wire electrode arrays are commonly used as an interface with neural systems. However, recording from multiple deep brain regions with curved anatomical structures such as the thin cell body layers of the hippocampus requires the micro-wires to be arranged into a highly accurate, complex layout that is difficult to fabricated manually...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226903/a-32-channel-wireless-system-for-recording-gastric-electrical-activity
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Christopher S Springston, Rui Bao, Aydin Farajidavar, Christopher S Springston, Rui Bao, Aydin Farajidavar, Christopher S Springston, Aydin Farajidavar, Rui Bao
This paper presents a wireless system designed to collect, store and transmit gastric electrical activity, known as slow waves. The system is composed of a miniaturized front-end module that can record from up to 32 locations of the stomach, and a back-end module. The front-end could either store the recorded slow waves into a flash memory, or wirelessly transmit them to the back-end connected to a computer featuring a custom-made graphical user interface (GUI). The GUI displays signals in real time, and stores them for off-line analysis...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204915/-acute-chest-pain-and-new-ecg-changes-in-pacemaker-patients-a%C3%A2-clinical-challenge
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Matthias Hoyme, Ralf Surber, P Christian Schulze, Dirk Prochnau
We report the case of a 82-year-old woman who was admitted to our institution with acute chest pain, nausea, and vomiting. Because of atrial fibrillation with intermittent bradycardia, a single-chamber pacemaker was implanted 4 years ago. The initial 12-lead ECG showed atrial fibrillation with a heart rate of 70 bpm, narrow QRS, and T‑wave inversions in the inferolateral leads. Coronary artery disease was excluded by immediate cardiac catheterization. A subsequent ECG three hours later showed a ventricular paced rhythm...
February 15, 2017: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197388/inhibition-of-tumor-growth-and-metastasis-by-emmprin-multiple-antigenic-peptide-map-vaccination-is-mediated-by-immune-modulation
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Elina Simanovich, Vera Brod, Maya M Rahat, Ella Drazdov, Miriam Walter, Jivan Shakya, Michal A Rahat
Previously, we have identified a new epitope in EMMPRIN, a multifunctional protein that mediates tumor cell-macrophage interactions and induces both MMP-9 and VEGF. Here, we synthesized this epitope as an octa-branched multiple antigenic peptide (MAP) to vaccinate mice implanted with subcutaneous syngeneic colon (CT26), prostate (TRAMP-C2) or renal (RENCA) cell line carcinomas. Vaccination inhibited, and sometimes regressed, tumor growth in a dose-dependent manner, reaching 94%, 71% and 72% inhibition, respectively, at a 50 μg dose (p < 0...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195832/four-dimensional-printing-hierarchy-scaffolds-with-highly-biocompatible-smart-polymers-for-tissue-engineering-applications
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Shida Miao, Wei Zhu, Nathan J Castro, Jinsong Leng, Lijie Grace Zhang
The objective of this study was to four-dimensional (4D) print novel biomimetic gradient tissue scaffolds with highly biocompatible naturally derived smart polymers. The term "4D printing" refers to the inherent smart shape transformation of fabricated constructs when implanted minimally invasively for seamless and dynamic integration. For this purpose, a series of novel shape memory polymers with excellent biocompatibility and tunable shape changing effects were synthesized and cured in the presence of three-dimensional printed sacrificial molds, which were subsequently dissolved to create controllable and graded porosity within the scaffold...
October 2016: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193522/intracerebroventricular-injection-of-beta-amyloid-in-mice-is-associated-with-long-term-cognitive-impairment-in-the-modified-hole-board-test
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Sebastian Schmid, Bettina Jungwirth, Verena Gehlert, Manfred Blobner, Gerhard Schneider, Stephan Kratzer, Kristine Kellermann, Gerhard Rammes
BACKGROUND: The intracerebroventricular injection of beta-amyloid (Aβ) in mice allows the investigation of acute effects on cognitive function and cellular pathology. The aim of this investigation was to further characterize the time course of Aβ-induced cognitive and behavioural changes and to detect potential molecular mechanisms. METHODS: Cannulas were implanted in the lateral cerebral ventricle. 14days after surgery the mice were injected with Aβ1-42 or phosphate buffered saline (PBS)...
February 10, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186908/pseudo-asynchronous-level-crossing-adc-for-ecg-signal-acquisition
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T Marisa, T Niederhauser, A Haeberlin, R A Wildhaber, R Vogel, J Goette, M Jacomet
A new pseudo asynchronous level crossing analogue-to-digital converter (adc) architecture targeted for low-power, implantable, long-term biomedical sensing applications is presented. In contrast to most of the existing asynchronous level crossing adc designs, the proposed design has no digital-to-analogue converter (dac) and no continuous time comparators. Instead, the proposed architecture uses an analogue memory cell and dynamic comparators. The architecture retains the signal activity dependent sampling operation by generating events only when the input signal is changing...
February 7, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183030/estradiol-and-raloxifene-modulate-hippocampal-gamma-oscillations-during-a-spatial-memory-task
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Anna Schroeder, Matthew Hudson, Xin Du, Yee Wen Candace Wu, Jay Nakamura, Maarten van den Buuse, Nigel C Jones, Rachel A Hill
Previous work suggests that estradiol regulates the expression of hippocampal parvalbumin as well as hippocampus-dependent spatial memory in mice. Parvalbumin interneurons generate neuronal oscillatory activity in the gamma frequency range (30-80Hz) and gamma oscillations are closely linked with higher cognitive functions. Raloxifene, a selective estrogen receptor modulator, shows beneficial effects on human cognitive performance, and has few peripheral side effects unlike estradiol, but the biological mechanisms which underpin these benefits are not clear...
January 23, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181795/water-responsive-shape-recovery-induced-buckling-in-biodegradable-photo-cross-linked-poly-ethylene-glycol-peg-hydrogel
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Abhijit Vijay Salvekar, Wei Min Huang, Rui Xiao, Yee Shan Wong, Subbu S Venkatraman, Kiang Hiong Tay, Ze Xiang Shen
The phenomenon of recovering the permanent shape from a severely deformed temporary shape, but only in the presence of the right stimulus, is known as the shape memory effect (SME). Materials with such an interesting effect are known as shape memory materials (SMMs). Typical stimuli to trigger shape recovery include temperature (heating or cooling), chemical (including water/moisture and pH value), and light. As a SMM is able not only to maintain the temporary shape but also to respond to the right stimulus when it is applied, via shape-shifting, a seamless integration of sensing and actuation functions is achieved within one single piece of material...
February 9, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179975/particulate-release-from-nanoparticle-loaded-shape-memory-polymer-foams
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Adam L Nathan, Grace K Fletcher, Mary Beth B Monroe, Wonjun Hwang, Scott M Herting, Sayyeda M Hasan, Brandis K Keller, Duncan J Maitland
Highly porous, open-celled shape memory polymer (SMP) foams are being developed for a number of vascular occlusion devices. Applications include abdominal aortic and neurovascular aneurysm or peripheral vascular occlusion. A major concern with implanting these high surface area materials in the vasculature is the potential to generate unacceptable particulate burden, in terms of number, size, and composition. This study demonstrates that particulate numbers and sizes in SMP foams are in compliance with limits stated by the most relevant standard and guidance documents...
March 2017: Journal of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163368/creating-memories-for-false-autobiographical-events-in-childhood-a-systematic-review
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Chris R Brewin, Bernice Andrews
Using a framework that distinguishes autobiographical belief, recollective experience, and confidence in memory, we review three major paradigms used to suggest false childhood events to adults: imagination inflation, false feedback and memory implantation. Imagination inflation and false feedback studies increase the belief that a suggested event occurred by a small amount such that events are still thought unlikely to have happened. In memory implantation studies, some recollective experience for the suggested events is induced on average in 47% of participants, but only in 15% are these experiences likely to be rated as full memories...
January 2017: Applied Cognitive Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162939/fatigue-behaviour-of-niti-shape-memory-alloy-scaffolds-produced-by-slm-a-unit-cell-design-comparison
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M Speirs, B Van Hooreweder, J Van Humbeeck, J-P Kruth
Selective laser melting (SLM) is an additive manufacturing technique able to produce complex functional parts via successively melting layers of metal powder. This process grants the freedom to design highly complex scaffold components to allow bone ingrowth and aid mechanical anchorage. This paper investigates the compression fatigue behaviour of three different unit cells (octahedron, cellular gyroid and sheet gyroid) of SLM nitinol scaffolds. It was found that triply periodic minimal surfaces display superior static mechanical properties in comparison to conventional octahedron beam lattice structures at identical volume fractions...
January 12, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152425/stimulation-of-the-medial-septum-improves-performance-in-spatial-learning-following-pilocarpine-induced-status-epilepticus
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Darrin J Lee, Ali Izadi, Mikhail Melnik, Stacey Seidl, Angela Echeverri, Kiarash Shahlaie, Gene G Gurkoff
Temporal lobe epilepsy often leads to hippocampal sclerosis and persistent cognitive deficits, including difficulty with learning and memory. Hippocampal theta oscillations are critical in optimizing hippocampal function and facilitating plasticity. We hypothesized that pilocarpine-induced status epilepticus would disrupt oscillations and behavioral performance and that electrical neuromodulation to entrain theta would improve cognition specifically in injured rats. Rats received a pilocarpine (n=30) or saline injection (n=27) and unilateral bi-polar electrodes were implanted into the medial septum and hippocampus the following day...
January 17, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125208/shape-recovery-with-concomitant-mechanical-strengthening-of-amphiphilic-shape-memory-polymers-in-warm-water
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Ben Zhang, Janae E DeBartolo, Jie Song
Maintaining adequate or enhancing mechanical properties of shape memory polymers (SMPs) after shape recovery in an aqueous environment are greatly desired for biomedical applications of SMPs as self-fitting tissue scaffolds or minimally invasive surgical implants. Here we report stable temporary shape fixing and facile shape recovery of biodegradable triblock amphiphilic SMPs containing a poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) center block and flanking poly(lactic acid) or poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) blocks in warm water, accompanied by concomitant enhanced mechanical strengths...
January 26, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122241/coordinated-acetylcholine-release-in-prefrontal-cortex-and-hippocampus-is-associated-with-arousal-and-reward-on-distinct-timescales
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Leonor M Teles-Grilo Ruivo, Keeley L Baker, Michael W Conway, Peter J Kinsley, Gary Gilmour, Keith G Phillips, John T R Isaac, John P Lowry, Jack R Mellor
Cholinergic neurotransmission throughout the neocortex and hippocampus regulates arousal, learning, and attention. However, owing to the poorly characterized timing and location of acetylcholine release, its detailed behavioral functions remain unclear. Using electrochemical biosensors chronically implanted in mice, we made continuous measurements of the spatiotemporal dynamics of acetylcholine release across multiple behavioral states. We found that tonic levels of acetylcholine release were coordinated between the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus and maximal during training on a rewarded working memory task...
January 24, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114963/neuropsychiatric-symptoms-following-metal-on-metal-implant-failure-with-cobalt-and-chromium-toxicity
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Ben Green, Emily Griffiths, Solomon Almond
BACKGROUND: There were at least 31,171 metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants in the UK between 2003 and 2011. Some of these were subject to failure and widescale recalls and revisions followed. METHOD: This is a presentation of ten cases (mean age 60 years) where we evaluated neuropsychiatric morbidity following metal-on-metal hip implant failure and revision. Implants were ASR total hip replacement (acetabular implant, taper sleeve adaptor and unipolar femoral implants) performed between 2005 and 2009...
January 24, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112260/an-altered-endometrial-cd8-tissue-resident-memory-t-cell-population-in-recurrent-miscarriage
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J H Southcombe, G Mounce, K McGee, A Elghajiji, J Brosens, S Quenby, T Child, I Granne
When trying to conceive 1% of couples have recurrent miscarriages, defined as three or more consecutive pregnancy losses. This is not accounted for by the known incidence of chromosomal aneuploidy in miscarriage, and it has been suggested that there is an immunological aetiology. The endometrial mucosa is populated by a variety of immune cells which in addition to providing host pathogen immunity must facilitate pregnancy. Here we characterise the endometrial CD8-T cell population during the embryonic window of implantation and find that the majority of cells are tissue resident memory T cells with high levels of CD69 and CD103 expression, proteins that prevent cells egress...
January 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106368/programmable-shape-recovery-process-of-water-responsive-shape-memory-poly-vinyl-alcohol-by-wettability-contrast-strategy
#18
Zhiqiang Fang, Yudi Kuang, Panpan Zhou, Siyi Ming, Penghui Zhu, Yu Liu, Honglong Ning, Gang Chen
Water-responsive shape-memory polymers (SMPs) are desirable for biomedical applications, but their limited shape recovery process is problematic. Herein, we demonstrate a shape-memory poly(vinyl alcohol) (SM-PVA) with programmable multistep shape recovery processes in water via a wettability contrast strategy. A hexamethyldisilazane (HMDS)-treated SiO2 nanoparticle layer with varying loading weights was rationally deposited onto the surface of SM-PVA, aiming to create surface-wettability contrast. The varying wettability led to different water adsorption behaviors of SM-PVA that could be well-described by the pseudo-first-order kinetic model...
February 6, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100728/direct-cortical-stimulation-of-human-posteromedial-cortex
#19
Brett L Foster, Josef Parvizi
BACKGROUND: The posteromedial cortex (PMC) is a collective term for an anatomically heterogeneous area of the brain constituting a core node of the human default mode network (DMN), which is engaged during internally focused subjective cognition such as autobiographical memory. METHODS: We explored the effects of causal perturbations of PMC with direct electric brain stimulation (EBS) during presurgical epilepsy monitoring with intracranial EEG electrodes. RESULTS: Data were collected from 885 stimulations in 25 patients implanted with intracranial electrodes across the PMC...
January 18, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087359/the-effect-of-nmda-r-antagonism-on-simultaneously-acquired-local-field-potentials-and-tissue-oxygen-levels-in-the-brains-of-freely-moving-rats
#20
John Kealy, Sean Commins, John P Lowry
Non-competitive NMDA receptor antagonists are known to induce psychosis-like symptoms in rodents. Administration of such compounds cause behavioural effects such as memory impairment and hyperlocomotion. Additionally, drugs such as phencyclidine (PCP), ketamine and MK-801 all cause distinctive increases in striatal local field potential (LFP) in the high frequency oscillation (HFO) band in the power spectrum (140-180 Hz). Amperometric sensors provide a means to measure tissue oxygen (tO2; a BOLD-like signal) in the brains of freely-moving rats while simultaneously acquiring LFP using the same electrode...
January 11, 2017: Neuropharmacology
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