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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749083/evidence-of-bone-marrow-downregulation-in-brain-dead-rats
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Laura Menegat, Rafael Simas, Julia M Caliman, Fernando L Zanoni, Jacqueline F Jacysyn, Luiz Fernando F da Silva, Primavera Borelli, Luiz Felipe P Moreira, Paulina Sannomiya
Experimental findings support the evidence of a persistent leucopenia triggered by brain death (BD). This study aimed to investigate leucocyte behaviour in bone marrow and blood after BD in rats. BD was induced using intracranial balloon catheter inflation. Sham-operated (SH) rats were trepanned only. Thereafter bone marrow cells were harvested every six hours from the femoral cavity and used for total and differential counts. They were analysed further by flow cytometry to characterize lymphocyte subsets, granulocyte adhesion molecules expression and apoptosis/necrosis [annexin V/propidium iodide (PI) protocol]...
July 27, 2017: International Journal of Experimental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748393/the-validate29-mri-based-multi-channel-atlas-of-the-squirrel-monkey-brain
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Kurt G Schilling, Yurui Gao, Iwona Stepniewska, Tung-Lin Wu, Feng Wang, Bennett A Landman, John C Gore, Li Min Chen, Adam W Anderson
We describe the development of the first digital atlas of the normal squirrel monkey brain and present the resulting product, VALiDATe29. The VALiDATe29 atlas is based on multiple types of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast acquired on 29 squirrel monkeys, and is created using unbiased, nonlinear registration techniques, resulting in a population-averaged stereotaxic coordinate system. The atlas consists of multiple anatomical templates (proton density, T1, and T2* weighted), diffusion MRI templates (fractional anisotropy and mean diffusivity), and ex vivo templates (fractional anisotropy and a structural MRI)...
July 26, 2017: Neuroinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740505/object-extraction-in-cluttered-environments-via-a-p300-based-ifce
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Xiaoqian Mao, Wei Li, Huidong He, Bin Xian, Ming Zeng, Huihui Zhou, Linwei Niu, Genshe Chen
One of the fundamental issues for robot navigation is to extract an object of interest from an image. The biggest challenges for extracting objects of interest are how to use a machine to model the objects in which a human is interested and extract them quickly and reliably under varying illumination conditions. This article develops a novel method for segmenting an object of interest in a cluttered environment by combining a P300-based brain computer interface (BCI) and an improved fuzzy color extractor (IFCE)...
2017: Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740331/mixture-of-autoregressive-modeling-orders-and-its-implication-on-single-trial-eeg-classification
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Adham Atyabi, Frederick Shic, Adam Naples
Autoregressive (AR) models are of commonly utilized feature types in Electroencephalogram (EEG) studies due to offering better resolution, smoother spectra and being applicable to short segments of data. Identifying correct AR's modeling order is an open challenge. Lower model orders poorly represent the signal while higher orders increase noise. Conventional methods for estimating modeling order includes Akaike Information Criterion (AIC), Bayesian Information Criterion (BIC) and Final Prediction Error (FPE)...
December 15, 2016: Expert Systems with Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739523/activity-dependent-axonal-plasticity-in-sensory-systems
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Nora Jamann, Merryn Jordan, Maren Engelhardt
The rodent whisker-to-barrel cortex pathway is a classic model to study the effects of sensory experience and deprivation on neuronal circuit formation, not only during development but also in the adult. Decades of research have produced a vast body of evidence highlighting the fundamental role of neuronal activity (spontaneous and/or sensory-evoked) for circuit formation and function. In this context, it has become clear that neuronal adaptation and plasticity is not just a function of the neonatal brain, but persists into adulthood, especially after experience-driven modulation of network status...
July 21, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736888/alterations-in-cortical-thickness-in-nonmedicated-premature-ejaculation-patients-a-morphometric-mri-study
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Fan Guo, Yi-Bin Xi, Ming Gao, Lin Liu, Ning-Bo Fei, Wei Qin, Chen Li, Long-Biao Cui, Fei Yan, Lei Yu, Jian-Lin Yuan, Hong Yin
PURPOSE: Premature ejaculation (PE) is one of the most common sexual dysfunctions in men. However, there has been little research evaluating alterations in brain structure related to PE. We aimed to investigate the characteristics of nonmedicated PE patients in terms of brain morphometry. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The sample consisted with 32 medication-naïve adult men with clinical diagnosed PE and matched 31 healthy controls. All participants received diagnostic interviews and 3...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736864/brain-tumor-segmentation-using-holistically-nested-neural-networks-in-mri-images
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Ying Zhuge, Andra V Krauze, Holly Ning, Jason Y Cheng, Barbara C Arora, Kevin Camphausen, Robert W Miller
PURPOSE: Gliomas are rapidly progressive, neurologically devastating, largely fatal brain tumors. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a widely used technique employed in the diagnosis and management of gliomas in clinical practice. MRI is also the standard imaging modality used to delineate the brain tumor target as part of treatment planning for the administration of radiation therapy. Despite more than 20 years of research and development, computational brain tumor segmentation in MRI images remains a challenging task...
July 24, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736736/feedback-driven-sensory-mapping-adaptation-for-robust-speech-activity-detection
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Ashwin Bellur, Mounya Elhilali
Parsing natural acoustic scenes using computational methodologies poses many challenges. Given the rich and complex nature of the acoustic environment, data mismatch between train and test conditions is a major hurdle in data-driven audio processing systems. In contrast, the brain exhibits a remarkable ability at segmenting acoustic scenes with relative ease. When tackling challenging listening conditions that are often faced in everyday life, the biological system relies on a number of principles that allow it to effortlessly parse its rich soundscape...
March 2017: IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734032/characterization-of-the-axon-initial-segment-of-mice-substantia-nigra-dopaminergic-neurons
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Cristian González-Cabrera, Rodrigo Meza, Lorena Ulloa, Paulina Merino-Sepúlveda, Valentina Luco, Ana Sanhueza, Alejandro Oñate-Ponce, J Paul Bolam, Pablo Henny
The axon initial segment (AIS) is the site of initiation of action potentials and also influences action potential waveform, firing pattern and rate. In view of the fundamental aspects of motor function and behavior that depend on the firing of substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc) dopaminergic neurons, we identified and characterized their AIS in the mouse. Immunostaining for tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), sodium channels (Nav ) and ankyrin-G (Ank-G) was used to visualize the AIS of dopaminergic neurons. Reconstructions of sampled AIS of dopaminergic neurons revealed variable lengths (12 - 60 μm) and diameters (0...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731447/chromatin-bound-oxidized-%C3%AE-synuclein-causes-strand-breaks-in-neuronal-genomes-in-in-vitro-models-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Velmarini Vasquez, Joy Mitra, Pavana M Hegde, Arvind Pandey, Shiladitya Sengupta, Sankar Mitra, K S Rao, Muralidhar L Hegde
Alpha-synuclein (α-Syn) overexpression and misfolding/aggregation in degenerating dopaminergic neurons have long been implicated in Parkinson's disease (PD). The neurotoxicity of α-Syn is enhanced by iron (Fe) and other pro-oxidant metals, leading to generation of reactive oxygen species in PD brain. Although α-Syn is predominantly localized in presynaptic nerve terminals, a small fraction exists in neuronal nuclei. However, the functional and/or pathological role of nuclear α-Syn is unclear. Following up on our earlier report that α-Syn directly binds DNA in vitro, here we confirm the nuclear localization and chromatin association of α-Syn in neurons using proximity ligation and chromatin immunoprecipitation analysis...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730682/structure-and-development-of-the-subesophageal-zone-of-the-drosophila-brain-i-segmental-architecture-compartmentalization-and-lineage-anatomy
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Volker Hartenstein, Jaison J Omoto, Kathy T Ngo, Darren Wong, Philipp A Kuert, Heinrich Reichert, Jennifer K Lovick, Amelia Younossi-Hartenstein
The subesophageal zone (SEZ) of the Drosophila brain houses the circuitry underlying feeding behavior and is involved in many other aspects of sensory processing and locomotor control. Formed by the merging of four neuromeres, the internal architecture of the SEZ can be best understood by identifying segmentally reiterated landmarks emerging in the embryo and larva, and following the gradual changes by which these landmarks become integrated into the mature SEZ during metamorphosis. In previous works, the system of longitudinal fibers (connectives) and transverse axons (commissures) has been utilized as a scaffold that provides internal landmarks for the neuromeres of the larval ventral nerve cord...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729419/the-exocyst-is-required-for-photoreceptor-ciliogenesis-and-retinal-development
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Glenn P Lobo, Diana Fulmer, Lilong Guo, Xiaofeng Zuo, Yujing Dang, Seok-Hyung Kim, Yanhui Su, Kola George, Elisabeth Obert, Ben Fogelgren, Deepak Nihalani, Russell A Norris, Bärbel Rohrer, Joshua H Lipschutz
We previously have shown that the highly-conserved eight-protein exocyst trafficking complex is required for ciliogenesis in kidney tubule cells. We hypothesized here that ciliogenic programs are conserved across organs and species. To determine if renal primary ciliogenic programs are conserved in the eye, and to characterize the function and mechanisms by which the exocyst regulates eye development in zebrafish, we focused on exoc5, a central component of the exocyst complex, by analyzing both exoc5 zebrafish mutants, and photoreceptor-specific Exoc5 knockout mice...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728152/use-of-the-putamen-as-a-surrogate-anatomical-marker-for-the-internal-segment-of-the-globus-pallidus-in-deep-brain-stimulation-surgery
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John A Thompson, Dali Yin, Steven G Ojemann, Aviva Abosch
OBJECTIVE: The success of deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the internal segment of the globus pallidus (GPi) depends on accurately placing the electrode into the GPi motor territory. Direct targeting can be difficult as GPi laminar borders are not always clearly identifiable on MRI. Here, we report a method for using the putamen (PUT) as a surrogate anatomical marker to target the GPi. METHODS: We developed a PUT-based GPi targeting using the FGATIR (fast gray matter acquisition T1-weighted inversion recovery) MRI sequence and compared it with consensus coordinate-based indirect targeting...
July 21, 2017: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725878/segmentation-of-gliomas-in-pre-operative-and-post-operative-multimodal-magnetic-resonance-imaging-volumes-based-on-a-hybrid-generative-discriminative-framework
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Ke Zeng, Spyridon Bakas, Aristeidis Sotiras, Hamed Akbari, Martin Rozycki, Saima Rathore, Sarthak Pati, Christos Davatzikos
We present an approach for segmenting both low- and high-grade gliomas in multimodal magnetic resonance imaging volumes. The proposed framework is an extension of our previous work [6,7], with an additional component for segmenting post-operative scans. The proposed approach is based on a hybrid generative-discriminative model. Firstly, a generative model based on a joint segmentation-registration framework is used to segment the brain scans into cancerous and healthy tissues. Secondly, a gradient boosting classification scheme is used to refine tumor segmentation based on information from multiple patients...
October 2016: Brainlesion (2016)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725869/automated-approach-to-detecting-behavioral-states-using-eeg-dabs
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Zachary B Loris, Mathew Danzi, Justin Sick, W Dalton Dietrich, Helen M Bramlett, Thomas Sick
Electrocorticographic (ECoG) signals represent cortical electrical dipoles generated by synchronous local field potentials that result from simultaneous firing of neurons at distinct frequencies (brain waves). Since different brain waves correlate to different behavioral states, ECoG signals presents a novel strategy to detect complex behaviors. We developed a program, EEG Detection Analysis for Behavioral States (EEG-DABS) that advances Fast Fourier Transforms through ECoG signals time series, separating it into (user defined) frequency bands and normalizes them to reduce variability...
July 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725551/cervical-cord-myelin-water-imaging-shows-degenerative-changes-over-one-year-in-multiple-sclerosis-but-not-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder
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Anna J E Combes, Lucy Matthews, Jimmy S Lee, David K B Li, Robert Carruthers, Anthony L Traboulsee, Gareth J Barker, Jacqueline Palace, Shannon Kolind
Spinal cord pathology is a feature of both neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) and relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). While subclinical disease activity has been described in MS using quantitative magnetic resonance imaging measures, current evidence suggests that neurodegeneration is absent between relapses in NMOSD, although most evidence comes from brain studies. We aimed to assess cross-sectional differences and longitudinal changes in myelin integrity in relapse-free MS and NMOSD subjects over one year...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724982/primary-phonological-planning-units-in-spoken-word-production-are-language-specific-evidence-from-an-erp-study
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Jie Wang, Andus Wing-Kuen Wong, Suiping Wang, Hsuan-Chih Chen
It is widely acknowledged in Germanic languages that segments are the primary planning units at the phonological encoding stage of spoken word production. Mixed results, however, have been found in Chinese, and it is still unclear what roles syllables and segments play in planning Chinese spoken word production. In the current study, participants were asked to first prepare and later produce disyllabic Mandarin words upon picture prompts and a response cue while electroencephalogram (EEG) signals were recorded...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721357/whole-mouse-brain-imaging-using-optical-coherence-tomography-reconstruction-normalization-segmentation-and-comparison-with-diffusion-mri
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Joël Lefebvre, Alexandre Castonguay, Philippe Pouliot, Maxime Descoteaux, Frédéric Lesage
An automated massive histology setup combined with an optical coherence tomography (OCT) microscope was used to image a total of [Formula: see text] whole mouse brains. Each acquisition generated a dataset of thousands of OCT volumetric tiles at a sampling resolution of [Formula: see text]. This paper describes techniques for reconstruction and segmentation of the sliced brains. In addition to the measured OCT optical reflectivity, a single scattering photon model was used to compute the attenuation coefficients within each tissue slice...
October 2017: Neurophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717226/safe-brain-tumor-resection-does-not-depend-on-surgery-alone-role-of-hemodynamics
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Stefanie Bette, Benedikt Wiestler, Felicitas Wiedenmann, Johannes Kaesmacher, Martin Bretschneider, Melanie Barz, Thomas Huber, Yu-Mi Ryang, Eberhard Kochs, Claus Zimmer, Bernhard Meyer, Tobias Boeckh-Behrens, Jan S Kirschke, Jens Gempt
Aim of this study was to determine if perioperative hemodynamics have an impact on perioperative infarct volume and patients' prognosis. 201 cases with surgery for a newly diagnosed or recurrent glioblastoma were retrospectively analyzed. Clinical data and perioperative hemodynamic parameters, blood tests and time of surgery were recorded. Postoperative infarct volume was quantitatively assessed by semiautomatic segmentation. Mean diastolic blood pressure (dBP) during surgery (rho -0.239, 95% CI -0.11 - -0...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716583/quantitative-analysis-of-geometry-and-lateral-symmetry-of-proximal-middle-cerebral-artery
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Roman Peter, Bart J Emmer, Adriaan C G M van Es, Theo van Walsum
BACKGROUND: The purpose of our work is to quantitatively assess clinically relevant geometric properties of proximal middle cerebral arteries (pMCA), to investigate the degree of their lateral symmetry, and to evaluate whether the pMCA can be modeled by using state-of-the-art deformable image registration of the ipsi- and contralateral hemispheres. METHODS: Individual pMCA segments were identified, quantified, and statistically evaluated on a set of 55 publicly available magnetic resonance angiography time-of-flight images...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
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