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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229954/nano-cone-resistive-memory-for-ultralow-power-operation
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Sungjun Kim, Sunghun Jung, Min-Hwi Kim, Tae-Hyeon Kim, Suhyung Bang, Seongjae Cho, Byung-Gook Park
SiN x -based nano-structure resistive memory is fabricated by fully silicon CMOS compatible process integration including particularly designed anisotropic etching for the construction of a nano-cone silicon bottom electrode (BE). Bipolar resistive switching characteristics have significantly reduced switching current and voltage and are demonstrated in a nano-cone BE structure, as compared with those in a flat BE one. We have verified by systematic device simulations that the main cause of reduction in the performance parameters is the high electric field being more effectively concentrated at the tip of the cone-shaped BE...
February 23, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219620/brain-structural-correlates-of-executive-and-social-cognition-profiles-in-behavioral-variant-frontotemporal-dementia-and-elderly-bipolar-disorder
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Sandra Baez, Clara Pinasco, María Roca, Jesica Ferrari, Blas Couto, Indira García-Cordero, Agustín Ibañez, Francy Cruz, Pablo Reyes, Diana Matallana, Facundo Manes, Marcelo Cetcovich, Teresa Torralva
An early stage of behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) often displays a mix of behavioral disturbances and personality changes hindering a differential diagnosis from elderly bipolar disorder (BD), making this process a big challenge. However, no studies have compared these pathologies from neuropsychological and neuroanatomical perspectives. The aim of the present study was to compare the executive functions (EF) and social cognition profiles as well as the structural neuroimaging of bvFTD and elderly patients with BD...
February 17, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215308/releasing-mechanism-of-neurotrophic-factors-via-polysialic-acid
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C Sato
Neurotrophins are well-characterized neurologically active molecules in the central nervous system. The regulation of these signaling molecules, which are involved in cell growth, differentiation, and survival, is critical for normal brain function. Among the different types of neurotrophins, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is involved in various brain functions, including memory consolidation, synaptic plasticity, and adult neurogenesis, and is therefore a key molecule for understanding comprehensive brain function and neurodevelopmental and psychiatric diseases...
2017: Vitamins and Hormones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168631/cognitive-remediation-for-bipolar-patients-with-objective-cognitive-impairment-a-naturalistic-study
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J Veeh, J Kopf, S Kittel-Schneider, J Deckert, A Reif
BACKGROUND: Many bipolar patients (BP) are affected by cognitive impairments and reduced psychosocial function even after complete remission. In the present naturalistic study, we developed a tailored cognitive remediation program (CR) to evaluate the effect on objective and subjective neuropsychological performance, psychosocial functioning and quality of life. METHODS: The CR program used a cognitive training software combined with group sessions to educate cognitive skills...
December 2017: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139921/atomic-layer-deposited-oxide-based-nanocomposite-structures-with-embedded-coptx-nanocrystals-for-resistive-random-access-memory-applications
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Lai-Guo Wang, Zheng-Yi Cao, Xu Qian, Lin Zhu, Da-Peng Cui, Ai-Dong Li, Di Wu
Al2O3- or HfO2-based nanocomposite structures with embedded CoPtx nanocrystals (NCs) on TiN-coated Si substrates have been prepared by combination of thermal atomic layer deposition (ALD) and plasma-enhanced ALD for resistive random access memory (RRAM) applications. The impact of CoPtx NCs and their average size/density on the resistive switching properties has been explored. Compared to the control sample without CoPtx NCs, ALD-derived Pt/oxide/100 cycle-CoPtx NCs/TiN/SiO2/Si exhibits a typical bipolar, reliable, and reproducible resistive switching behavior, such as sharp distribution of RRAM parameters, smaller set/reset voltages, stable resistance ratio (≥10(2)) of OFF/ON states, better switching endurance up to 10(4) cycles, and longer data retention over 10(5) s...
February 10, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138157/forebrain-specific-ablation-of-phospholipase-c%C3%AE-1-causes-manic-like-behavior
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Y R Yang, J H Jung, S-J Kim, K Hamada, A Suzuki, H J Kim, J H Lee, O-B Kwon, Y K Lee, J Kim, E-K Kim, H-J Jang, D-S Kang, J-S Choi, C J Lee, J Marshall, H-Y Koh, C-J Kim, H Seok, S H Kim, J H Choi, Y-B Choi, L Cocco, S H Ryu, J-H Kim, P-G Suh
Manic episodes are one of the major diagnostic symptoms in a spectrum of neuropsychiatric disorders that include schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder and bipolar disorder (BD). Despite a possible association between BD and the gene encoding phospholipase Cγ1 (PLCG1), its etiological basis remains unclear. Here, we report that mice lacking phospholipase Cγ1 (PLCγ1) in the forebrain (Plcg1(f/f); CaMKII) exhibit hyperactivity, decreased anxiety-like behavior, reduced depressive-related behavior, hyperhedonia, hyperphagia, impaired learning and memory and exaggerated startle responses...
January 31, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135335/electrical-study-of-trapped-charges-in-copper-doped-zinc-oxide-films-by-scanning-probe-microscopy-for-nonvolatile-memory-applications
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Ting Su, Haifeng Zhang
Charge trapping properties of electrons and holes in copper-doped zinc oxide (ZnO:Cu) films have been studied by scanning probe microscopy. We investigated the surface potential dependence on the voltage and duration applied to the copper-doped ZnO films by Kelvin probe force microscopy. It is found that the Fermi Level of the 8 at.% Cu-doped ZnO films shifted by 0.53 eV comparing to undoped ZnO films. This shift indicates significant change in the electronic structure and energy balance in Cu-doped ZnO films...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098978/reliable-and-low-power-multilevel-resistive-switching-in-tio2-nanorod-arrays-structured-with-a-tiox-seed-layer
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Ming Xiao, Kevin P Musselman, Walter W Duley, Y Norman Zhou
The electrical performance of TiO2 nanorod array (NRA)-based resistive switching memory devices is examined in this paper. The formation of a seed layer on the fluorine-doped tin oxide (FTO) glass substrate after treatment in TiCl4 solution, before the growth of TiO2 NRAs on the FTO substrate via a hydrothermal process, is shown to significantly improve the resistive switching performance of the resulting TiO2 NRA-based device. As fabricated, the Al/TiO2 NRA/TiOx layer/FTO device displayed electroforming-free bipolar resistive switching behavior while maintaining a stable ON/OFF ratio for more than 500 direct sweeping cycles over a retention period of 3 × 10(4) s...
January 30, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096869/short-term-psychiatric-rehabilitation-in-major-depressive-and-bipolar-disorders-neuropsychological-psychosocial-outcomes
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Giampaolo Perna, Silvia Daccò, Ferdinando Sacco, Wilma Micieli, Paolo Cavedini, Daniela Caldirola
OBJECTIVE: Our pilot study aims to investigate the efficacy of a Short-Term (4 weeks) Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (S-T PsyRP), without specific cognitive remediation trainings, on the neuropsychological performance and psychosocial functioning of inpatients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) or Bipolar Disorder (BD). Published studies with similar aims are lacking. METHODS: Fifty-three inpatients with MDD and 27 with BD (type I/II) were included. The S-T PsyRP was usually performed as clinical practice at Villa San Benedetto Menni Hospital and included a variety of activities aimed at promoting personal autonomies, interpersonal/social skills, and self-care...
January 2017: Psychiatry Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088728/the-association-between-insomnia-related-sleep-disruptions-and-cognitive-dysfunction-during-the-inter-episode-phase-of-bipolar-disorder
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Jennifer C Kanady, Adriane M Soehner, Alexandra B Klein, Allison G Harvey
Sleep disturbance and cognitive dysfunction are two domains of impairment during inter-episode bipolar disorder. Despite evidence demonstrating the importance of sleep for cognition in healthy and sleep-disordered samples, this link has been minimally examined in bipolar disorder. The present study tested the association between insomnia-related sleep disruptions and cognitive dysfunction during inter-episode bipolar disorder. Forty-seven participants with bipolar disorder and a comorbid insomnia diagnosis (BD-Insomnia) and 19 participants with bipolar disorder without sleep disturbance in the last six months (BD-Control) participated in the study...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078883/flexible-multistate-data-storage-devices-fabricated-using-natural-lignin-at-room-temperature
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Youngjun Park, Jang-Sik Lee
The growing interests for bioinspired and sustainable electronics have induced research for biocompatible and biodegradable materials. However, conventional electronic devices have been restricted due to its non-biodegradable and sometimes harmful and toxic material, which even cause environmental issues. Here, we report resistive switching memory (ReRAM) device based on lignin, which is a biodegradable waste product of the paper industry. The active layer of the device can be easily formed using a simple solution process on a plastic substrate...
January 12, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073491/gray-matter-neuritic-microstructure-deficits-in-schizophrenia-and-bipolar-disorder
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Arash Nazeri, Benoit H Mulsant, Tarek K Rajji, Melissa L Levesque, Jon Pipitone, Laura Stefanik, Saba Shahab, Tina Roostaei, Anne L Wheeler, Sofia Chavez, Aristotle N Voineskos
BACKGROUND: Postmortem studies have demonstrated considerable dendritic pathologies among persons with schizophrenia and to some extent among those with bipolar I disorder. Modeling gray matter (GM) microstructural properties is now possible with a recently proposed diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging modeling technique: neurite orientation dispersion and density imaging. This technique may bridge the gap between neuroimaging and histopathological findings. METHODS: We performed an extended series of multishell diffusion-weighted imaging and other structural imaging series using 3T magnetic resonance imaging...
December 8, 2016: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063385/the-effect-of-premorbid-intelligence-on-neurocognitive-and-psychosocial-functioning-in-bipolar-disorder
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Diego J Martino, Marina P Valerio, Alejandro G Szmulewicz, Sergio A Strejilevich
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess if premorbid IQ moderates the association between measures of clinical severity and neurocognitive or psychosocial functioning in euthymic patients with bipolar disorder. METHODS: One hundred and nineteen outpatients and forty healthy controls were included. The length of illness, number of previous hypo/manic and depressive episodes, episode density, and history of psychosis assessed clinical severity. Performances in verbal memory, attention, and executive functions, as well as level of psychosocial functioning were used as outcomes...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045139/chrna7-deficient-mice-manifest-no-consistent-neuropsychiatric-and-behavioral-phenotypes
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Jiani Yin, Wu Chen, Hongxing Yang, Mingshan Xue, Christian P Schaaf
The alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor, encoded by the CHRNA7 gene, has been implicated in various psychiatric and behavioral disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, epilepsy, autism, Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease, and is considered a potential target for therapeutic intervention. 15q13.3 microdeletion syndrome is a rare genetic disorder, caused by submicroscopic deletions on chromosome 15q. CHRNA7 is the only gene in this locus that has been deleted entirely in cases involving the smallest microdeletions...
January 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040657/neuropsychological-profiles-of-major-depressive-disorder-and-bipolar-disorder-during-euthymia-a-systematic-literature-review-of-comparative-studies
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REVIEW
Alejandro G Szmulewicz, Marina P Valerio, José M Smith, Cecilia Samamé, Diego J Martino, Sergio A Strejilevich
Bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder have been shown to be associated with neurocognitive abnormalities during periods of clinical remission. However, at present, there is no consensus on whether these disorders have distinctive cognitive profiles. The aim of this study was to provide an updated systematic review of studies comparing neuropsychological functioning between bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder during remission. Main findings included the following: 1) no differences regarding performances in measures of attention and processing speed, executive functions and theory of mind were found between both patient groups and 2) regarding verbal memory, preliminary evidence points towards a more defective performance in patients with bipolar disorder than those with major depressive disorder...
December 24, 2016: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029429/high-cognitive-reserve-in-bipolar-disorders-as-a-moderator-of-neurocognitive-impairment
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I Grande, J Sanchez-Moreno, B Sole, E Jimenez, C Torrent, C M Bonnin, C Varo, R Tabares-Seisdedos, V Balanzá-Martínez, E Valls, I Morilla, A F Carvalho, J L Ayuso-Mateos, E Vieta, A Martinez-Aran
BACKGROUND: Cognitive reserve (CR) reflects the capacity of the brain to endure neuropathology, minimize clinical manifestations and successfully complete cognitive tasks. The present study aims to determine whether high CR may constitute a moderator of cognitive functioning in bipolar disorder (BD). METHODS: 102 patients with BD and 32 healthy controls were enrolled. All patients met DSM-IV criteria for I or II BD and were euthymic (YMRS≤6 and HDRS≤8) during a 6-month period...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029107/modulation-of-nonlinear-resistive-switching-behavior-of-a-taox-based-resistive-device-through-interface-engineering
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Zongwei Wang, Jian Kang, Zhizhen Yu, Yichen Fang, Yaotian Ling, Yimao Cai, Ru Huang, Yangyuan Wang
A resistive switching device with inherent nonlinear characteristics through a delicately engineered interfacial layer is an ideal component to be integrated into passive crossbar arrays for the suppression of sneaking current, especially in ultra-dense 3D integration. In this paper, we demonstrated a TaOx-based bipolar resistive switching device with a nearly symmetrical bi-directional nonlinear feature through interface engineering. This was accomplished by introducing an ultra-thin interfacial layer (SiO2-x) with unique features, including a large band gap and a certain level of negative heat of oxide formation between the top electrode (TiN) and resistive layer (TaOx)...
February 3, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002634/fkbp5-polymorphisms-influence-pre-learning-stress-induced-alterations-of-learning-and-memory
#18
Phillip R Zoladz, Alison M Dailey, Hannah E Nagle, Miranda K Fiely, Brianne E Mosley, Callie M Brown, Tessa J Duffy, Amanda R Scharf, McKenna B Earley, Boyd R Rorabaugh
FK506 binding protein 51(FKBP5) is a co-chaperone of heat shock protein 90 and significantly influences glucocorticoid receptor sensitivity. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the FKBP5 gene are associated with altered hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis function, changes in the structure and function of several cognitive brain areas, and increased susceptibility to post-traumatic stress disorder, major depression, bipolar disorder, and suicidal events. The mechanisms underlying these associations are largely unknown, but it has been speculated that the influence of these SNPs on emotional memory systems may play a role...
December 21, 2016: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995622/lower-cognitive-functioning-as-a-predictor-of-weight-gain-in-bipolar-disorder-a-12-month-study
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D J Bond, I J Torres, S S Lee, J-M Kozicky, L E Silveira, T Dhanoa, R W Lam, L N Yatham
OBJECTIVE: In cross-sectional studies, elevated body mass index (BMI) is associated with cognitive impairment in bipolar disorder (BD). We investigated the direction of this association by prospectively examining changes in BMI and cognition. METHOD: We measured BMI and performance in six cognitive domains over 12 months in 80 adolescent and young adult BD patients and 46 healthy comparison subjects (HS). Ninety-three percent of patients received pharmacotherapy and 84% were euthymic...
December 20, 2016: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992891/negative-experiences-in-childhood-and-the-development-and-course-of-bipolar-disorder
#20
REVIEW
Paulina Jaworska-Andryszewska, Janusz Rybakowski
The aim of this paper is to review the effects of negative childhood experiences on the development and course of bipolar disorder (BD) and to discuss the involved mechanisms. The negative childhood experiences that may play a role in BD are critical or traumatic events including all kinds of abuse, loss of a parent or parents resulting from death, suicide, separation, divorce or prolonged separation. Previous studies indicate that in BD patients negative childhood events are more frequent than in control group...
October 31, 2016: Psychiatria Polska
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