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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535555/paresthesia-independence-an-assessment-of-technical-factors-related-to-10-khz-paresthesia-free-spinal-cord-stimulation
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Giuliano De Carolis, Mery Paroli, Lara Tollapi, Matthew W Doust, Abram H Burgher, Cong Yu, Thomas Yang, Donna M Morgan, Kasra Amirdelfan, Leonardo Kapural, B Todd Sitzman, Richard Bundschu, Ricardo Vallejo, Ramsin M Benyamin, Thomas L Yearwood, Bradford E Gliner, Ashley A Powell, Kerry Bradley
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has been successfully used to treat chronic intractable pain for over 40 years. Successful clinical application of SCS is presumed to be generally dependent on maximizing paresthesia-pain overlap; critical to achieving this is positioning of the stimulation field at the physiologic midline. Recently, the necessity of paresthesia for achieving effective relief in SCS has been challenged by the introduction of 10 kHz paresthesia-free stimulation...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533467/the-current-and-future-state-of-animal-coloration-research
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John A Endler, Johanna Mappes
Animal colour patterns are a model system for understanding evolution because they are unusually accessible for study and experimental manipulation. This is possible because their functions are readily identifiable. In this final paper of the symposium we provide a diagram of the processes affecting colour patterns and use this to summarize their functions and put the other papers in a broad context. This allows us to identify significant 'holes' in the field that only become obvious when we see the processes affecting colour patterns, and their interactions, as a whole...
July 5, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516277/analysis-of-cellular-autofluorescence-in-touch-samples-by-flow-cytometry-implications-for-front-end-separation-of-trace-mixture-evidence
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M Katherine Philpott, Cristina E Stanciu, Ye Jin Kwon, Eduardo E Bustamante, Susan A Greenspoon, Christopher J Ehrhardt
The goal of this study was to survey optical and biochemical variation in cell populations deposited onto a surface through touch or contact and identify specific features that may be used to distinguish and then sort cell populations from separate contributors in a trace biological mixture. Although we were not able to detect meaningful biochemical variation in touch samples deposited by different contributors through preliminary antibody surveys, we did observe distinct differences in red autofluorescence emissions (650-670 nm), with as much as a tenfold difference in mean fluorescence intensities observed between certain pairs of donors...
May 18, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515983/a-conceptual-model-for-physical-therapists-treating-athletes-with-protracted-recovery-following-a-concussion
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Mark Lundblad
Sports-related concussions are receiving growing attention in healthcare. Most concussions resolve spontaneously with little or no treatment, but twenty percent of concussions take longer than three weeks to resolve. In some cases, symptoms can last for five years following a traumatic brain injury. Physical Therapists have unique skills that can assist patients experiencing protracted recovery. The purpose of this clinical commentary is to describe a new conceptual model that provides a framework for Physical Therapy management of patients with protracted recovery following a sports-related concussion...
April 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506880/advanced-correlation-grid-analysis-and-visualisation-of-functional-connectivity-among-multiple-spike-trains
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Mohammad Shahed Masud, Roman Borisyuk, Liz Stuart
BACKGROUND: This study analyses multiple spike trains (MST) data, defines its functional connectivity and subsequently visualises an accurate diagram of connections. This is a challenging problem. For example, it is difficult to distinguish the common input and the direct functional connection of two spike trains. NEW METHOD: The new method presented in this paper is based on the traditional pairwise cross-correlation function (CCF) and a new combination of statistical techniques...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472372/proteinsplus-a-web-portal-for-structure-analysis-of-macromolecules
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Rainer Fährrolfes, Stefan Bietz, Florian Flachsenberg, Agnes Meyder, Eva Nittinger, Thomas Otto, Andrea Volkamer, Matthias Rarey
With currently more than 126 000 publicly available structures and an increasing growth rate, the Protein Data Bank constitutes a rich data source for structure-driven research in fields like drug discovery, crop science and biotechnology in general. Typical workflows in these areas involve manifold computational tools for the analysis and prediction of molecular functions. Here, we present the ProteinsPlus web server that offers a unified easy-to-use interface to a broad range of tools for the early phase of structure-based molecular modeling...
May 2, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459666/stories-in-the-data
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Gary Singh
To some degree, comics have always been used to convert data into stories, from ancient Egyptian heiroglyphics to crude biology diagrams in grade-school textbooks. By their very nature, comics communicate through a variety of visualization techniques. Benjamin Bach, who along with his coauthors Nathalie Henry Riche, Sheelagh Carpendale, and Hanspeter Pfister created this issue's Art on Graphics special contribution about the emerging genre of data comics, here talks about their attempts to leverage the massive untapped potential for data-driven comics to explain multiple threads of simultaneous data...
2017: IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412452/enhancement-of-dissolution-rate-through-eutectic-mixture-and-solid-solution-of-posaconazole-and-benznidazole
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Camila Bezerra Melo Figueirêdo, Daniela Nadvorny, Amanda Carla Quintas de Medeiros Vieira, José Lamartine Soares Sobrinho, Pedro José Rolim Neto, Ping I Lee, Monica Felts de La Roca Soares
Benznidazole (BNZ), the only commercialized antichagasic drug, and the antifungal compound posaconazole (PCZ) have shown synergistic action in the therapy of Chagas disease, however both active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) exhibit low aqueous solubility potentially limiting their bioavailability and therapeutic efficacy. In this paper, we report for the first time the formation of a eutectic mixture as well as an amorphous solid solution of PCZ and BNZ (at the same characteristic ratio of 80:20wt%), which provided enhanced solubility and dissolution rate for both APIs...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401430/bilateral-effects-of-excipients-on-protein-stability-preferential-interaction-type-of-excipient-and-surface-aromatic-hydrophobicity-of-protein
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Lili Wen, Xianxian Zheng, Xinyue Wang, Hairong Lan, Zongning Yin
PURPOSE: Understanding the mechanism of protein-excipient interaction and illuminating the influencing factors on protein stability are key steps in the rational design of protein formulations. The objective of this study was to assess effects of preferential interaction type of excipient and surface aromatic hydrophobicity of protein on protein solution stability. METHODS: The preferential interaction between excipient and aromatic hydrophobic area of protein was investigated by solubility and fluorescence studies of amino acid derivatives in excipient solutions...
April 11, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381292/reproducibility-and-repeatability-of-same-day-two-sequential-fdg-pet-mr-and-pet-ct
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David Groshar, Hanna Bernstine, Natalia Goldberg, Meital Nidam, Dan Stein, Ifat Abadi-Korek, Liran Domachevsky
BACKGROUND: To determine PET/CT and PET/MR reproducibility and PET/MR repeatability of fluorine 18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake measurements in tumors in cancer patients. METHODS: This IRB approved prospective study was performed between October 2015 and February 2016 in consecutive patients who performed same day PET/CT and two sequential PET/MR. Thirty three patients with visible tumors (N = 63) were included. SUV for body weight (SUV) and lean body mass (SUL) were obtained...
April 5, 2017: Cancer Imaging: the Official Publication of the International Cancer Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334343/pathwaymapper-a-collaborative-visual-web-editor-for-cancer-pathways-and-genomic-data
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Istemi Bahceci, Ugur Dogrusoz, Konnor C La, Özgün Babur, Jianjiong Gao, Nikolaus Schultz
Motivation: While existing network visualization tools enable the exploration of cancer genomics data, most biologists prefer simplified, curated pathway diagrams, such as those featured in many manuscripts from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). These pathway diagrams typically summarize how a pathway is altered in individual cancer types, including alteration frequencies for each gene. Results: To address this need, we developed the web-based tool PathwayMapper, which runs in most common web browsers...
March 16, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334310/different-from-trees-more-than-metaphors-branching-silhouettes-corals-cacti-and-the-oaks
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János Podani
There has long been ambiguity in the use of the term tree in phylogenetic systematics, which is a continuous source of misinterpretation of evolutionary relationships. The basic problem is that while many trees with phylogenetic or evolutionary relevance, such as cladograms, are consistent with graph theory, tree-like visualization of phylogeny may also be done via other types of graphics, especially botanical (or literal) tree drawings. As a consequence, the meaning of such diagrams is not always clear: a given picture may have multiple interpretations in its different parts and two figures that look similar may actually carry quite different information...
March 11, 2017: Systematic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334105/biojava-modfinder-identification-of-protein-modifications-in-3d-structures-from-the-protein-data-bank
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Jianjiong Gao, Andreas Prlic, Chunxiao Bi, Wolfgang F Bluhm, Dimitris Dimitropoulos, Dong Xu, Philip E Bourne, Peter W Rose
Summary: We developed a new software tool, BioJava-ModFinder, for identifying protein modifications observed in 3D structures archived in the Protein Data Bank (PDB). Information on more than 400 types of protein modifications were collected and curated from annotations in PDB, RESID, and PSI-MOD. We divided these modifications into three categories: modified residues, attachment modifications, and cross-links. We have developed a systematic method to identify these modifications in 3D protein structures...
February 17, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287524/a-web-tool-for-generating-high-quality-machine-readable-biological-pathways
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Miguel Ramirez-Gaona, Ana Marcu, Allison Pon, Jason Grant, Anthony Wu, David S Wishart
PathWhiz is a web server built to facilitate the creation of colorful, interactive, visually pleasing pathway diagrams that are rich in biological information. The pathways generated by this online application are machine-readable and fully compatible with essentially all web-browsers and computer operating systems. It uses a specially developed, web-enabled pathway drawing interface that permits the selection and placement of different combinations of pre-drawn biological or biochemical entities to depict reactions, interactions, transport processes and binding events...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260771/presentation-pattern-of-histology-and-illustrations-in-the-histology-text-books-commonly-used-by-the-medical-undergraduates-of-bangladesh
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N F Amin, K M Shamim
The teaching-learning and assessment of cell and histology have gone through remarkable changes in recent times. Histology text books recommended by renowned medical institutions should be good reflectors of these changes and the present trends. Cell and histology is categorically visual in nature. So, their presentation in text books is likely to show rational and meaningful use of illustrations. From July 2007 to June 2008, this descriptive observational study was done to analyze the presentation pattern of illustrations in two histology text books commonly recommended for the medical undergraduates of Bangladesh through: a) estimating the relative weights given to (i...
January 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253403/visualization-of-dietary-patterns-and-their-associations-with-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Chung-Jung Chiu, Min-Lee Chang, Tricia Li, Gary Gensler, Allen Taylor
Purpose: We aimed to visualize the relationship of predominant dietary patterns and their associations with AMD. Methods: A total of 8103 eyes from 4088 participants in the baseline Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) were classified into three groups: control (n = 2739), early AMD (n = 4599), and advanced AMD (n = 765). Using principle component analysis, two major dietary patterns and eight minor dietary patterns were characterized. Applying logistic regression in our analysis, we related dietary patterns to the prevalence of AMD...
March 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250343/evaluating-the-properties-of-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-nanoparticle-formulations-encapsulating-a-hydrophobic-drug-by-using-the-quality-by-design-approach
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Masato Kozaki, Shin-Ichiro Kobayashi, Yukihiro Goda, Haruhiro Okuda, Kumiko Sakai-Kato
We applied the Quality by Design (QbD) approach to the development of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanoparticle formulations encapsulating triamcinolone acetonide, and the critical process parameters (CPPs) were identified to clarify the correlations between critical quality attributes and CPPs. Quality risk management was performed by using an Ishikawa diagram and experiments with a fractional factorial design (ANOVA). The CPPs for particle size were PLGA concentration and rotation speed, and the CPP for relative drug loading efficiency was the poor solvent to good solvent volume ratio...
2017: Chemical & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196576/care-coordination-from-a-strengths-perspective-a-practice-based-evidence-evaluation-of-evidence-based-practice
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Karen A Monsen, Catherine E Vanderboom, Kirstie S Olson, Mary E Larson, Diane E Holland
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: It is critical to accurately represent strengths interventions to improve data and enable intervention effectiveness research from a strengths perspective. However, it is challenging to understand strengths interventions from the multiple perspectives of computerized knowledge representation, evidence-based practice guidelines, and practice-based evidence narratives. Intervention phrases abstracted from nurse care coordinator practice narratives described strengths interventions with community-dwelling elders...
February 1, 2017: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186915/a-novel-variable-precision-reduction-approach-to-comprehensive-knowledge-systems
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Chao Yang, Hongbo Liu, Sean McLoone, C L Philip Chen, Xindong Wu
A comprehensive knowledge system reveals the intangible insights hidden in an information system by integrating information from multiple data sources in a synthetical manner. In this paper, we present a variable precision reduction theory, underpinned by two new concepts: 1) distribution tables and 2) genealogical binary trees. Sufficient and necessary conditions to extract comprehensive knowledge from a given information system are also presented and proven. A complete variable precision reduction algorithm is proposed, in which we introduce four important strategies, namely, distribution table abstracting, attribute rank dynamic updating, hierarchical binary classifying, and genealogical tree pruning...
February 8, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173698/a-visual-language-for-protein-design
#20
Robert Sidney Cox, James Alastair McLaughlin, Raik Grünberg, Jacob Beal, Anil Wipat, Herbert M Sauro
As protein engineering becomes more sophisticated, practitioners increasingly need to share diagrams for communicating protein designs. To this end, we present a draft visual language, Protein Language, that describes the high-level architecture of an engineered protein with easy-to-draw glyphs, intended to be compatible with other biological diagram languages such as SBOL Visual and SBGN. Protein Language consists of glyphs for representing important features (e.g., globular domains, recognition and localization sequences, sites of covalent modification, cleavage and catalysis), rules for composing these glyphs to represent complex architectures, and rules constraining the scaling and styling of diagrams...
March 7, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
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