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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102157/sexual-dimorphism-of-acetabular-anatomy-based-on-three-dimensional-computed-tomography-image-of-pelvises
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Bartosz Musielak, Michał Rychlik, Marek Jóźwiak
BACKGROUND: The study aimed to compare sex differences in the morphology and spatial orientation of pelvic acetabula to advance the understanding of hip anatomy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was based on three-dimensional reconstructions of computed tomography images of 50 female and 50 male acetabula. The images were used for spatial analysis of hip acetabula relative to the base of the sacral bone as the plane of reference. Statistical analysis was performed to compare angles relevant to the actual axis of the acetabulum (inclination angle, anteversion angle, tilt angle) as well as the volume and inner surface area of the acetabulum...
October 28, 2016: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100025/sex-biased-transcriptome-divergence-along-a-latitudinal-gradient
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Scott L Allen, Russell Bonduriansky, Carla Sgro, Stephen F Chenoweth
Although not all sex-dependent gene expression is adaptive, it is likely an important genomic mechanism that allows each sex to independently adapt to environmental changes. Among Drosophila species, sex-biased genes display remarkably consistent evolutionary patterns; male-biased genes evolve faster than unbiased genes in both coding sequence and expression level, suggesting sex-differences in selection through time. However, comparatively little is known of the evolutionary process shaping sex-biased expression within species...
January 18, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099171/an-approach-to-estimate-spatial-distribution-of-analyte-within-cells-using-spectrally-resolved-fluorescence-microscopy
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Dharmendar Kumar Sharma, Mir Irfanullah, Santanu Kumar Basu, Sheri Madhu, Suman De, Sameer Jadhav, Mangalampalli Ravikanth, Arindam Chowdhury
While fluorescence microscopy has become an essential tool amongst chemists and biologists for the detection of various analyte within cellular environments, non-uniform spatial distribution of sensors within cells often restricts extraction of reliable information on relative abundance of analytes in different subcellular regions. As an alternative to existing sensing methodologies such as ratiometric or FRET imaging, where relative proportion of analyte with respect to the sensor can be obtained within cells, we propose a methodology using spectrally-resolved fluorescence microscopy, via which both the relative abundance of sensor as well as their relative proportion with respect to the analyte can be simultaneously extracted for local subcellular regions...
January 18, 2017: Methods and Applications in Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097330/electroencephalographic-periodic-discharges-and-frequency-dependent-brain-tissue-hypoxia-in-acute-brain-injury
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Jens Witsch, Hans-Peter Frey, J Michael Schmidt, Angela Velazquez, Cristina M Falo, Michael Reznik, David Roh, Sachin Agarwal, Soojin Park, E Sander Connolly, Jan Claassen
Importance: Periodic discharges (PDs) that do not meet seizure criteria, also termed the ictal interictal continuum, are pervasive on electroencephalographic (EEG) recordings after acute brain injury. However, their association with brain homeostasis and the need for clinical intervention remain unknown. Objective: To determine whether distinct PD patterns can be identified that, similar to electrographic seizures, cause brain tissue hypoxia, a measure of ongoing brain injury...
January 9, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095201/multisensory-bayesian-inference-depends-on-synapse-maturation-during-training-theoretical-analysis-and-neural-modeling-implementation
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Mauro Ursino, Cristiano Cuppini, Elisa Magosso
Recent theoretical and experimental studies suggest that in multisensory conditions, the brain performs a near-optimal Bayesian estimate of external events, giving more weight to the more reliable stimuli. However, the neural mechanisms responsible for this behavior, and its progressive maturation in a multisensory environment, are still insufficiently understood. The aim of this letter is to analyze this problem with a neural network model of audiovisual integration, based on probabilistic population coding-the idea that a population of neurons can encode probability functions to perform Bayesian inference...
January 17, 2017: Neural Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092430/optimal-reactivity-and-improved-self-healing-capability-of-structurally-dynamic-polymers-grafted-on-janus-nanoparticles-governed-by-chain-stiffness-and-spatial-organization
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Guoxi Xu, Zihan Huang, Pengyu Chen, Tianqi Cui, Xinghua Zhang, Bing Miao, Li-Tang Yan
Structurally dynamic polymers are recognized as a key potential to revolutionize technologies ranging from design of self-healing materials to numerous biomedical applications. Despite intense research in this area, optimizing reactivity and thereby improving self-healing ability at the most fundamental level pose urgent issue for wider applications of such emerging materials. Here, the authors report the first mechanistic investigation of the fundamental principle for the dependence of reactivity and self-healing capabilities on the properties inherent to dynamic polymers by combining large-scale computer simulation, theoretical analysis, and experimental discussion...
January 16, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081505/practicability-of-monitoring-soil-cd-hg-and-pb-pollution-based-on-a-geochemical-survey-in-china
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Xueqi Xia, Zhongfang Yang, Guocheng Li, Tao Yu, Qingye Hou, Admire Muchimamui Mutelo
Repeated visiting, i.e., sampling and analysis at two or more temporal points, is one of the important ways of monitoring soil heavy metal contamination. However, with the concern about the cost, determination of the number of samples and the temporal interval, and their capability to detect a certain change is a key technical problem to be solved. This depends on the spatial variation of the parameters in the monitoring units. The "National Multi-Purpose Regional Geochemical Survey" (NMPRGS) project in China, acquired the spatial distribution of heavy metals using a high density sampling method in the most arable regions in China...
December 19, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081452/differential-white-matter-involvement-associated-with-distinct-visuospatial-deficits-after-right-hemisphere-stroke
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Alex R Carter, Mark P McAvoy, Joshua S Siegel, Xin Hong, Serguei V Astafiev, Jennifer Rengachary, Kristi Zinn, Nicholas V Metcalf, Gordon L Shulman, Maurizio Corbetta
Visuospatial attention depends on the integration of multiple processes, and people with right hemisphere lesions after a stroke may exhibit severe or no visuospatial deficits. The anatomy of core components of visuospatial attention is an area of intense interest. Here we examine the relationship between the disruption of core components of attention and lesion distribution in a heterogeneous group (N = 70) of patients with right hemisphere strokes regardless of the presence of clinical neglect. Deficits of lateralized spatial orienting, measured as the difference in reaction times for responding to visual targets in the contralesional or ipsilesional visual field, and deficits in re-orienting attention, as measured by the difference in reaction times for invalidly versus validly cued targets, were measured using a computerized spatial orienting task...
December 20, 2016: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073940/vividness-of-visual-imagery-depends-on-the-neural-overlap-with-perception-in-visual-areas
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Nadine Dijkstra, Sander Bosch, Marcel A J van Gerven
: Research into the neural correlates of individual differences in imagery vividness point to an important role of the early visual cortex. However, there is also great fluctuation of vividness within individuals, such that only looking at differences between people necessarily obscures the picture. In this study we show that variation in moment-to-moment experienced vividness of visual imagery, within human subjects, depends on the activity of a large network of brain areas, including frontal, parietal and visual areas...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073651/i-know-i-ve-seen-you-before-distinguishing-recent-single-exposure-based-familiarity-from-pre-existing-familiarity
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Sarah I Gimbel, James B Brewer, Anat Maril
This study examines how individuals differentiate recent-single-exposure-based familiarity from pre-existing familiarity. If these are two distinct cognitive processes, are they supported by the same neural bases? This study examines how recent-single-exposure-based familiarity and multiple-previous-exposure-based familiarity are supported and represented in the brain using functional MRI. In a novel approach, we first behaviorally show that subjects can divide retrieval of items in pre-existing memory into judgments of recollection and familiarity...
January 7, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073368/advanced-knee-structure-analysis-aksa-a-comparison-of-bone-mineral-density-and-trabecular-texture-measurements-using-computed-tomography-and-high-resolution-peripheral-quantitative-computed-tomography-of-human-knee-cadavers
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Torsten Lowitz, Oleg Museyko, Valérie Bousson, Christine Chappard, Liess Laouisset, Jean-Denis Laredo, Klaus Engelke
BACKGROUND: A change of loading conditions in the knee causes changes in the subchondral bone and may be a cause of osteoarthritis (OA). However, quantification of trabecular architecture in vivo is difficult due to the limiting spatial resolution of the imaging equipment; one approach is the use of texture parameters. In previous studies, we have used digital models to simulate changes of subchondral bone architecture under OA progression. One major result was that, using computed tomography (CT) images, subchondral bone mineral density (BMD) in combination with anisotropy and global homogeneity could characterize this progression...
January 10, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072842/fractal-analysis-of-brain-blood-oxygenation-level-dependent-bold-signals-from-children-with-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-mtbi
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Olga Dona, Michael D Noseworthy, Carol DeMatteo, John F Connolly
BACKGROUND: Conventional imaging techniques are unable to detect abnormalities in the brain following mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Yet patients with mTBI typically show delayed response on neuropsychological evaluation. Because fractal geometry represents complexity, we explored its utility in measuring temporal fluctuations of brain resting state blood oxygen level dependent (rs-BOLD) signal. We hypothesized that there could be a detectable difference in rs-BOLD signal complexity between healthy subjects and mTBI patients based on previous studies that associated reduction in signal complexity with disease...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072523/snapshotting-the-excited-state-planarization-of-chemically-locked-n-n-disubstituted-dihydrodibenzo-a-c-phenazines
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Wei Chen, Chi-Lin Chen, Zhiyun Zhang, Yi-An Chen, Wei-Chih Chao, Jianhua Su, He Tian, Pi-Tai Chou
For deeper understanding of the coupling of electronic processes with conformational motions, we exploit a tailored strategy to harness the excited-state planarization of N,N'-disubstituted-dihydrodibenzo[a,c]phenazines by chemically halting during the structural evolution via macrocyclization process. In this new approach, 9,14-diphenyl-9,14-dihydrodibenzo[a,c]phenazine (DPAC) is used as a prototype, in which the para sites of 9,14-diphenyl are systematically enclosed by a dialkoxybenzene-alkyl-ester or -ether linkage with different chain lengths, imposing various degrees of constraint to impede the structural deformation...
January 10, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072394/three-dimensional-cascaded-system-analysis-of-a-50-%C3%A2%C2%B5m-pixel-pitch-wafer-scale-cmos-active-pixel-sensor-x-ray-detector-for-digital-breast-tomosynthesis
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Chumin Zhao, Nikita Vassiljev, Anastasios Konstantinidis, Robert Speller, Jerzy Kanicki
High-resolution, low-noise x-ray detectors based on the complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) active pixel sensor (APS) technology have been developed and proposed for digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT). In this study, we evaluated the three-dimensional (3D) imaging performance of a 50 ��m pixel pitch CMOS APS x-ray detector named DynAMITe (Dynamic Range Adjustable for Medical Imaging Technology). The two-dimensional (2D) angle-dependent modulation transfer function (MTF), normalized noise power spectrum (NNPS), and detective quantum efficiency (DQE) were experimentally characterized and modeled using the cascaded system analysis at oblique incident angles up to 30��...
January 10, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069543/brain-oscillations-differentially-encode-noxious-stimulus-intensity-and-pain-intensity
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Moritz M Nickel, Elisabeth S May, Laura Tiemann, Paul Schmidt, Martina Postorino, Son Ta Dinh, Joachim Gross, Markus Ploner
Noxious stimuli induce physiological processes which commonly translate into pain. However, under certain conditions, pain intensity can substantially dissociate from stimulus intensity, e.g. during longer-lasting pain in chronic pain syndromes. How stimulus intensity and pain intensity are differentially represented in the human brain is, however, not yet fully understood. We therefore used electroencephalography (EEG) to investigate the cerebral representation of noxious stimulus intensity and pain intensity during 10minutes of painful heat stimulation in 39 healthy human participants...
January 6, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068247/modeling-urinary-dysfunction-after-external-beam-radiation-therapy-of-the-prostate-using-bladder-dose-surface-maps-evidence-of-spatially-variable-response-of-the-bladder-surface
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Noorazrul Yahya, Martin A Ebert, Michael J House, Angel Kennedy, John Matthews, David J Joseph, James W Denham
PURPOSE: We assessed the association of the spatial distribution of dose to the bladder surface, described using dose-surface maps, with the risk of urinary dysfunction. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The bladder dose-surface maps of 754 participants from the TROG 03.04-RADAR trial were generated from the volumetric data by virtually cutting the bladder at the sagittal slice, intersecting the bladder center-of-mass through to the bladder posterior and projecting the dose information on a 2-dimensional plane...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066898/a-quantitative-symmetry-based-analysis-of-hyperacute-ischemic-stroke-lesions-in-noncontrast-computed-tomography
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Roman Peter, Panagiotis Korfiatis, Daniel Blezek, A Oscar Beitia, Irena Stepan-Buksakowska, Daniel Horinek, Kelly D Flemming, Bradley J Erickson
PURPOSE: Early identification of ischemic stroke plays a significant role in treatment and potential recovery of damaged brain tissue. In noncontrast CT (ncCT), the differences between ischemic changes and healthy tissue are usually very subtle during the hyperacute phase (< 8 h from the stroke onset). Therefore, visual comparison of both hemispheres is an important step in clinical assessment. A quantitative symmetry-based analysis of texture features of ischemic lesions in noncontrast CT images may provide an important information for differentiation of ischemic and healthy brain tissue in this phase...
January 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065694/real-time-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-cine-imaging-with-sparse-sampling-and-iterative-reconstruction-for-left-ventricular-measures-comparison-with-gold-standard-segmented-steady-state-free-precession
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Gabriel C Camargo, Fernanda Erthal, Leticia Sabioni, Filipe Penna, Ralph Strecker, Michaela Schmidt, Michael O Zenge, Ronaldo de S L Lima, Ilan Gottlieb
BACKGROUND: Segmented cine imaging with a steady-state free-precession sequence (Cine-SSFP) is currently the gold standard technique for measuring ventricular volumes and mass, but due to multi breath-hold (BH) requirements, it is prone to misalignment of consecutive slices, time consuming and dependent on respiratory capacity. Real-time cine avoids those limitations, but poor spatial and temporal resolution of conventional sequences has prevented its routine application. We sought to examine the accuracy and feasibility of a newly developed real-time sequence with aggressive under-sampling of k-space using sparse sampling and iterative reconstruction (Cine-RT)...
January 6, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065455/spatial-curvilinear-path-following-control-of-underactuated-auv-with-multiple-uncertainties
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Jianming Miao, Shaoping Wang, Zhiping Zhao, Yuan Li, Mileta M Tomovic
This paper ̇α investigates the problem of spatial curvilinear path following control of underactuated autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) with multiple uncertainties. Firstly, in order to design the appropriate controller, path following error dynamics model is constructed in a moving Serret-Frenet frame, and the five degrees of freedom (DOFs) dynamic model with multiple uncertainties is established. Secondly, the proposed control law is separated into kinematic controller and dynamic controller via back-stepping technique...
January 5, 2017: ISA Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065319/xenopus-extract-approaches-to-studying-microtubule-organization-and-signaling-in-cytokinesis
#20
C M Field, J F Pelletier, T J Mitchison
We report optimized methods for preparing actin-intact Xenopus egg extract. This extract is minimally perturbed, undiluted egg cytoplasm where the cell cycle can be experimentally controlled. It contains abundant organelles and glycogen and supports active metabolism and cytoskeletal dynamics that closely mimic egg physiology. The concentration of the most abundant ∼11,000 proteins is known from mass spectrometry. Actin-intact egg extract can be used for analysis of actin dynamics and interaction of actin with other cytoplasmic systems, as well as microtubule organization...
2017: Methods in Cell Biology
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