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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227954/a-short-impulse-uwb-bpsk-transmitter-for-large-scale-neural-recording-implants
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M Rezaei, H Bahrami, A Mirbozorgi, Leslie A Rusch, B Gosselin, M Rezaei, H Bahrami, A Mirbozorgi, Leslie A Rusch, B Gosselin, M Rezaei, Leslie A Rusch, H Bahrami, B Gosselin, A Mirbozorgi
In this paper, a short-impulse ultra-wide band (UWB) transmitter is introduced to enable large-scale neural recordings within miniature brain implants including thousands of channels. The proposed impulse radio UWB transmitter uses a BPSK modulation scheme, the carrier signal of which uses only two delayed impulses to encode the transmitted signal. The proposed UWB transmitter has been implemented into a CMOS 180 nm technology. It occupies 300 μm × 230 μm, and consumes only 6.7 pJ/bit from a 1.8-V supply...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227759/mining-cross-frequency-coupling-microstates-cfc%C3%AE-states-from-eeg-recordings-during-resting-state-and-mental-arithmetic-tasks
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Stavros I Dimitriadis, Yu Sun, Nitish Thakor, Anastasios Bezerianos, Stavros I Dimitriadis, Yu Sun, Nitish Thakor, Anastasios Bezerianos, Stavros I Dimitriadis, Yu Sun, Nitish Thakor, Anastasios Bezerianos
The functional brain connectivity has been studied by analyzing synchronization between dynamic oscillations of identical frequency or between different frequencies of distinct brain areas. It has been hypothesized that cross-frequency coupling (CFC) between different frequency bands is the carrier mechanism for the coordination of global and local neural processes and hence supports the distributed information processing in the brain. In the present study, we attempt to study the dynamic evolution of CFC at resting-state and during a mental task...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227250/assessment-of-frequency-specific-auditory-steady-state-response-using-amplitude-modulation-with-2-order-exponential-envelope
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Pablo Cevallos-Larrea, Thobias Pereira, Wagner Santos, Silvana M Frota, Antonio F Infantosi, Roberto M Ichinose, Carlos Tierra-Criollo, Pablo Cevallos-Larrea, Thobias Pereira, Wagner Santos, Silvana M Frota, Antonio F Infantosi, Roberto M Ichinose, Carlos Tierra-Criollo, Pablo Cevallos-Larrea, Wagner Santos, Silvana M Frota, Carlos Tierra-Criollo, Antonio F Infantosi, Thobias Pereira, Roberto M Ichinose
This study investigated the performance of Frequency Specific Auditory Steady-State Response (FS-ASSR) detection elicited by the amplitude modulated tone with 2-order exponential envelope (AM(2)), using objective response detection (ORD) techniques of Spectral F-Test (SFT) and Magnitude Squared Coherence (MSC). ASSRs from 24 normal hearing adults were obtained during binaural multi-tone stimulation of amplitude-modulation (AM) and AM(2) at intensities of 60, 45 and 30 dBSPL. The carrier frequencies were 500, 1000, 2000, and 4000 Hz, modulated between 77 and 105 Hz...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226412/rage-polymorphisms-and-oxidative-stress-levels-in-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis
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Maria Giannakou, Katerina Saltiki, Emily Mantzou, Eleni Loukari, Georgios Philippou, Konstantinos Terzidis, Kiriaki Lili, Charalampos Stavrianos, Miltiades Kyprianou, Maria Alevizaki
BACKGROUND: Polymorphisms of the receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) gene have been studied in various autoimmune disorders, but not in Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Also, increased oxidative stress has been described in patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. The aim of the present study was to investigate the possible role of two common RAGE polymorphisms (-429T>C, -374T>A) in Hashimoto's thyroiditis; in parallel we studied oxidative stress levels. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 300 consecutive euthyroid women were examined and classified into three groups: Hashimoto's thyroiditis with treatment (n=96), Hashimoto's thyroiditis without treatment (n=109) and controls (n=95)...
February 22, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226286/peripheral-nerve-ultrasonography-in-patients-with-transthyretin-amyloidosis
#5
Simon Podnar, Stayko Sarafov, Ivailo Tournev, Gregor Omejec, Janez Zidar
OBJECTIVE: To systematically study peripheral nerve morphology in patients with transthyretin (TTR) amyloidosis and TTR gene mutation carriers using high-resolution ultrasonography (US). METHODS: In this prospective cross-sectional study we took a structured history, performed neurological examination, and measured peripheral nerve cross-sectional areas (CSAs) bilaterally at 28 standard locations using US. Demographic and US findings were compared to controls. RESULTS: Peripheral nerve CSAs were significantly larger in 33 patients with familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) compared to 50 controls, most dramatically at the common entrapment sites (median nerve at the wrist, ulnar nerve at the elbow), and in the proximal nerve segments (median nerve in the upper arm, sciatic nerve in the thigh)...
January 29, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226201/genomewide-association-study-of-alcohol-dependence-identifies-risk-loci-altering-ethanol-response-behaviors-in-model-organisms
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Amy E Adkins, Laura M Hack, Tim B Bigdeli, Vernell S Williamson, G Omari McMichael, Mohammed Mamdani, Alexis Edwards, Fazil Aliev, Robin F Chan, Poonam Bhandari, Richard C Raabe, Joseph T Alaimo, GinaMari G Blackwell, Arden A Moscati, Ryan S Poland, Benjamin Rood, Diana G Patterson, Dermot Walsh, John B Whitfield, Gu Zhu, Grant W Montgomery, Anjali K Henders, Nicholas G Martin, Andrew C Heath, Pamela A F Madden, Josef Frank, Monika Ridinger, Norbert Wodarz, Michael Soyka, Peter Zill, Marcus Ising, Markus M Nöthen, Falk Kiefer, Marcella Rietschel, Joel Gelernter, Richard Sherva, Ryan Koesterer, Laura Almasy, Hongyu Zhao, Henry R Kranzler, Lindsay A Farrer, Brion S Maher, Carol A Prescott, Danielle M Dick, Silviu A Bacanu, Laura D Mathies, Andrew G Davies, Vladimir I Vladimirov, Mike Grotewiel, M Scott Bowers, Jill C Bettinger, Bradley T Webb, Michael F Miles, Kenneth S Kendler, Brien P Riley
BACKGROUND: Alcohol Dependence (AD) shows evidence for genetic liability, but genes influencing risk remain largely unidentified. METHODS: We conducted a genomewide association study in 706 related AD cases and 1748 unscreened population controls from Ireland. We sought replication in 15,496 samples of European descent. We used model organisms to assess the role of orthologous genes in ethanol response behaviors. We tested one primate-specific gene for expression differences in case/control post-mortem brain tissue...
February 22, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226178/occurrence-characterization-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-salmonella-enterica-in-slaughtered-pigs-in-sardinia
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Federica Fois, Francesca Piras, Mia Torpdahl, Roberta Mazza, Simonetta G Consolati, Carlo Spanu, Christian Scarano, Enrico P L De Santis
The aim of this study was to determine Salmonella occurrence in slaughtered finishing pigs and piglets and in slaughterhouse environment in order to characterize the isolates with phenotypical (antimicrobial testing) and molecular (PFGE, MLVA) methods. Nine slaughterhouses located in Sardinia were visited. Six hundred and eight samples collected from 106 pigs and 108 environmental samples were collected and analyzed. Salmonella was isolated in 65 of 504 (12.9%) samples from finishing pigs, with an occurrence of 15...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225712/left-ventricular-function-and-exercise-performance-in-idiopathic-dilated-cardiomyopathy-role-of-tissue-doppler-imaging
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Elena Zambon, Annamaria Iorio, Concetta Di Nora, Cosimo Carriere, Elena Abate, Marco Merlo, Giulia Barbati, Andrea Di Lenarda, Bruno Pinamonti, Piergiuseppe Agostoni, Gianfranco Sinagra
BACKGROUND: To examine the relationship between left ventricular (LV) function evaluated at echocardiography and exercise performance in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDCM) patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: We enrolled 76 consecutive IDCM patients in sinus rhythm, undergoing cardiopulmonary exercise testing and echocardiography [49 ± 13 years old; LV ejection fraction 31 ± 7%, LV end-diastolic volume 96 ± 31 ml/m; peak oxygen consumption (peak VO2/kg) 18 ± 5...
April 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225426/committee-opinion-no-691-carrier-screening-for-genetic-conditions
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Carrier screening is a term used to describe genetic testing that is performed on an individual who does not have any overt phenotype for a genetic disorder but may have one variant allele within a gene(s) associated with a diagnosis. Information about carrier screening should be provided to every pregnant woman. Carrier screening and counseling ideally should be performed before pregnancy because this enables couples to learn about their reproductive risk and consider the most complete range of reproductive options...
March 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225425/committee-opinion-no-690-carrier-screening-in-the-age-of-genomic-medicine
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March 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225421/committee-opinion-no-691-summary-carrier-screening-for-genetic-conditions
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Carrier screening is a term used to describe genetic testing that is performed on an individual who does not have any overt phenotype for a genetic disorder but may have one variant allele within a gene(s) associated with a diagnosis. Information about carrier screening should be provided to every pregnant woman. Carrier screening and counseling ideally should be performed before pregnancy because this enables couples to learn about their reproductive risk and consider the most complete range of reproductive options...
March 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225420/committee-opinion-no-690-summary-carrier-screening-in-the-age-of-genomic-medicine
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Carrier screening, whether targeted or expanded, allows individuals to consider their range of reproductive options. Ultimately, the goal of genetic screening is to provide individuals with meaningful information that they can use to guide pregnancy planning based on their personal values. Ethnic-specific, panethnic, and expanded carrier screening are acceptable strategies for prepregnancy and prenatal carrier screening. Because all of these are acceptable strategies, each obstetrician-gynecologist or other health care provider or practice should establish a standard approach that is consistently offered to and discussed with each patient, ideally before pregnancy...
March 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225207/ultrahigh-carrier-mobility-achieved-in-photoresponsive-hybrid-perovskite-films-via-coupling-with-single-walled-carbon-nanotubes
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Feng Li, Hong Wang, Dominik Kufer, Liangliang Liang, Weili Yu, Erkki Alarousu, Chun Ma, Yangyang Li, Zhixiong Liu, Changxu Liu, Nini Wei, Fei Wang, Lang Chen, Omar F Mohammed, Andrea Fratalocchi, Xiaogang Liu, Gerasimos Konstantatos, Tom Wu
Organolead trihalide perovskites have drawn substantial interest for photovoltaic and optoelectronic applications due to their remarkable physical properties and low processing cost. However, perovskite thin films suffer from low carrier mobility as a result of their structural imperfections such as grain boundaries and pinholes, limiting their device performance and application potential. Here we demonstrate a simple and straightforward synthetic strategy based on coupling perovskite films with embedded single-walled carbon nanotubes...
February 22, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225139/redox-and-light-responsive-alginate-nanoparticles-as-effective-drug-carriers-for-combinational-anticancer-therapy
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Chuangnian Zhang, Gaona Shi, Ju Zhang, Jinfeng Niu, Pingsheng Huang, Zhihong Wang, Yanming Wang, Weiwei Wang, Chen Li, Deling Kong
Nanoparticles have been extensively explored as effective means to deliver chemotherapeutic agents or photosensitizers for chemotherapy or photodynamic therapy (PDT) against cancer. In the present work, pheophorbide A (PheoA), a hydrophobic photosensitizer, was conjugated via a redox-sensitive disulfide linkage to alginate (PheoA-ALG). Anticancer agent, doxorubicin (DOX), was also loaded within the PheoA-ALG nanoparticles (DOX/PheoA-ALG NPs) and used as drug carriers for combinational antitumor treatment. The DOX/PheoA-ALG NPs were spherical in shape with a uniform diameter of approximately 210 nm...
February 22, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225130/systematic-investigation-on-the-intracellular-trafficking-network-of-polymeric-nanoparticles
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Jinxie Zhang, Danfeng Chang, Yao Yang, Xudong Zhang, Wei Tao, Lijuan Jiang, Xin Liang, Hsiangi Tsai, Laiqiang Huang, Lin Mei
Polymeric nanoparticles such as PLGA-based nanoparticles are emerging as promising carriers for controlled drug delivery. However, little is known about the intracellular trafficking network of polymeric nanoparticles. Here, more than 30 Rab proteins were used as markers of multiple trafficking vesicles in endocytosis, exocytosis and autophagy to investigate in detail the intracellular trafficking pathways of PLGA nanoparticles. We observed that coumarin-6-loaded PLGA nanoparticles were internalized by the cells mainly through caveolin and clathrin-dependent endocytosis and Rab34-mediated macropinocytosis...
February 22, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225090/proton-transfer-dynamics-dictate-quinone-speciation-at-lipid-modified-electrodes
#16
Edmund C M Tse, Christopher J Barile, Ying Li, Steven C Zimmerman, Ali Hosseini, Andrew A Gewirth
Proton-coupled electron transfer (PCET) reactions are ubiquitous in biochemistry and alternative energy schemes. Natural enzymes utilize quinones in proton transfer chains and energy conversion processes. Here, we utilize a bio-inspired hybrid bilayer membrane system to control the reaction mechanism of a quinone molecule covalently bound to an electrode surface. In particular, by impeding proton access to the quinone moiety, we change the reaction pathway from a PCET process to a pure electron transfer step...
February 22, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224998/plasmon-assisted-high-harmonic-generation-in-graphene
#17
Joel D Cox, Andrea Marini, F Javier García de Abajo
High-harmonic generation in condensed-matter systems is both a source of fundamental insight into quantum electron motion and a promising candidate to realize compact ultraviolet and ultrafast light sources. While graphene is anticipated to efficiently generate high-order harmonics due to its anharmonic charge-carrier dispersion, experiments performed on extended samples using THz illumination have revealed only a weak effect. The situation is further complicated by the enormous electromagnetic field intensities required by this highly nonperturbative nonlinear optical phenomenon...
February 22, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224873/-mrsa-infection-via-a-staff-member-with-eczema
#18
B P Overbeek, W E A Maathuis-de Haan, G Stoffer
BACKGROUND: Transmission of MRSA from livestock to humans is rare, but it is advisable to remain alert. CASE STUDY: Following 2 hospital admissions within a month and a half, a 73-year-old patient was found to have become infected with MRSA. The MRSA type was livestock-related. Investigations into contact between the patient and staff revealed that 3 staff members were infected with the same bacteria; one of them had eczema on both hands. Her daughter, who worked intensively with horses, was revealed to be a carrier of the same type of MRSA...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224717/tissue-specific-expression-and-silencing-phenotypes-of-mitochondrial-phosphate-carrier-paralogues-in-several-insect-species
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R Sugahara, A Jouraku, T Nakakura, M Minaba, T Yamamoto, Y Shinohara, H Miyoshi, T Shiotsuki
The mitochondrial phosphate carrier gene (PiC) encodes a membrane protein that mediates the supply of inorganic phosphate from the cytosol into the mitochondrial matrix. This substrate-specific transport system plays an important role in efficient ATP synthesis. Mammals appear to have only one PiC with two alternative splicing variants whose functional differences remain unclear. The present study is the first to characterize the multiple genes that encode PiC in insects. Bombyx mori was found to have two PiC paralogues, one ubiquitous and one testis-specific, the latter seeming to be present only in Lepidoptera...
February 22, 2017: Insect Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224622/slc2a3-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-and-duplication-influence-cognitive-processing-and-population-specific-risk-for-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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Sören Merker, Andreas Reif, Georg C Ziegler, Heike Weber, Ute Mayer, Ann-Christine Ehlis, Annette Conzelmann, Stefan Johansson, Clemens Müller-Reible, Indrajit Nanda, Thomas Haaf, Reinhard Ullmann, Marcel Romanos, Andreas J Fallgatter, Paul Pauli, Tatyana Strekalova, Charline Jansch, Alejandro Arias Vasquez, Jan Haavik, Marta Ribasés, Josep Antoni Ramos-Quiroga, Jan K Buitelaar, Barbara Franke, Klaus-Peter Lesch
BACKGROUND: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common, highly heritable neurodevelopmental disorder with profound cognitive, behavioral, and psychosocial impairments with persistence across the life cycle. Our initial genome-wide screening approach for copy number variants (CNVs) in ADHD implicated a duplication of SLC2A3, encoding glucose transporter-3 (GLUT3). GLUT3 plays a critical role in cerebral glucose metabolism, providing energy for the activity of neurons, which, in turn, moderates the excitatory-inhibitory balance impacting both brain development and activity-dependent neural plasticity...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
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