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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088710/short-range-shooting-distance-estimation-using-variable-pressure-sem-images-of-the-surroundings-of-bullet-holes-in-textiles
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Ruth Hinrichs, Paulo Ricardo Ost Frank, M A Z Vasconcellos
Modifications of cotton and polyester textiles due to shots fired at short range were analyzed with a variable pressure scanning electron microscope (VP-SEM). Different mechanisms of fiber rupture as a function of fiber type and shooting distance were detected, namely fusing, melting, scorching, and mechanical breakage. To estimate the firing distance, the approximately exponential decay of GSR coverage as a function of radial distance from the entrance hole was determined from image analysis, instead of relying on chemical analysis with EDX, which is problematic in the VP-SEM...
December 29, 2016: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081561/a-novel-richardson-lucy-model-with-dictionary-basis-and-spatial-regularization-for-isolating-isotropic-signals
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Tiantian Xu, Yuanjing Feng, Ye Wu, Qingrun Zeng, Jun Zhang, Jianzhong He, Qichuan Zhuge
Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging is a non-invasive imaging method that has been increasingly used in neuroscience imaging over the last decade. Partial volume effects (PVEs) exist in sampling signal for many physical and actual reasons, which lead to inaccurate fiber imaging. We overcome the influence of PVEs by separating isotropic signal from diffusion-weighted signal, which can provide more accurate estimation of fiber orientations. In this work, we use a novel response function (RF) and the correspondent fiber orientation distribution function (fODF) to construct different signal models, in which case the fODF is represented using dictionary basis function...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078657/racial-and-ethnic-differences-in-dietary-intake-physical-activity-and-body-mass-index-bmi-among-cancer-survivors-2005-and-2010-national-health-interview-surveys-nhis
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Doratha A Byrd, Tanya Agurs-Collins, David Berrigan, Richard Lee, Frances E Thompson
INTRODUCTION: This paper reports racial/ethnic differences in mean dietary and alcohol intake, physical activity, and body mass index (BMI) among cancer survivors and examines adherence to the American Cancer Society and the US Dietary Guidelines for Americans. METHODS: Data are from the cross-sectional 2005 and 2010 National Health Interview Surveys (NHIS). The total sample of cancer survivors (N = 3367) included non-Hispanic Whites (NHW; N = 2698), non-Hispanic Blacks (NHBs; N = 379), and Hispanics (N = 290)...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076974/topological-organization-of-whole-brain-white-matter-in-hiv-infection
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Laurie M Baker, Sarah Cooley, Ryan P Cabeen, David H Laidlaw, John A Joska, Jacqueline Hoare, Dan J Stein, Jodi Heaps-Woodruff, Lauren E Salminen, Robert H Paul
Infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is associated with neuroimaging alterations. However, little is known about the topological organization of whole-brain networks and the corresponding association with cognition. As such, we examined structural whole-brain white matter connectivity patterns and cognitive performance in 29 HIV+ young adults (mean age = 25.9) with limited or no HIV treatment history. HIV+ participants and demographically similar HIV- controls (n = 16) residing in South Africa underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and neuropsychological testing...
January 11, 2017: Brain Connectivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076887/in-vivo-bone-tunnel-evaluation-of-nanoparticle-grafts-using-an-acl-reconstruction-rabbit-model
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S A Grant, S E Smith, H Schmidt, F Pfeiffer, K Kuroki, S Sherman, R A White, D A Grant
Acellular human gracilis tendons conjugated with gold nanoparticles (AuNP) and hydroxyapatite nanoparticles (nano-HAp) were used as a graft in an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction rabbit model. The ACLs of 11 New Zealand rabbits were reconstructed using grafts conjugated without nanoparticles, with AuNP only, and with both AuNP and nano-HAp. Semi-quantitative histological scoring of bone tunnel portion of grafts was performed after 14 weeks. Bone tunnels were scored for graft degeneration, graft remodeling, percentage of new host fibrous connective, collateral connection, head-to-head connection, graft collagen fiber organization, new host fibrous connective tissue organization, and graft and interface vascularity...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065876/three-dimensional-anatomy-of-the-white-matter-fibers-of-the-temporal-lobe-surgical-implications
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L Pescatori, M P Tropeano, A Manfreda, R Delfini, A Santoro
BACKGROUND: The aim of this work is to describe in detail the complex three-dimensional organization of the white matter of the temporal lobe and discuss the surgical implications of the approaches to lesions located into the mesial temporal region and within the temporal horn and the atrium of the lateral ventricles. METHODS: Sixteen human cerebral hemispheres fixed in a 10% formalin solution for at least 40 days were studied. After removal of the arachnoid membrane, the hemispheres were frozen at -15 C° for at least 15 days , and the Klingler' technique which consist in the microscopic dissection and progressive identification of white matter fibers was performed...
January 5, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060071/corneal-lenticule-allotransplantation-after-femtosecond-laser-small-incision-lenticule-extraction-in-rabbits
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Jing Zhao, Yang Shen, Mi Tian, Ling Sun, Yu Zhao, Xiaoyu Zhang, Xingtao Zhou
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility of allotransplanting extracted lenticules after femtosecond laser-assisted small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) in rabbits and the subsequent healing process. METHODS: Fourteen New Zealand white rabbits were divided evenly into 2 groups. The rabbits in group A received SMILE procedures with a -6.00 D correction. The lenticules from group A were immediately inserted into a femtosecond laser-created corneal stromal pocket in group B...
February 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054634/within-brain-area-tractography-suggests-local-modularity-using-high-resolution-connectomics
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Peter N Taylor, Yujiang Wang, Marcus Kaiser
Previous structural brain connectivity studies have mainly focussed on the macroscopic scale of around 1,000 or fewer brain areas (network nodes). However, it has recently been demonstrated that high resolution structural connectomes of around 50,000 nodes can be generated reproducibly. In this study, we infer high resolution brain connectivity matrices using diffusion imaging data from the Human Connectome Project. With such high resolution we are able to analyse networks within brain areas in a single subject...
January 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048182/su-g-iep1-14-the-relationship-between-voxel-based-morphometry-and-fiber-tract-abnormalities-by-correlation-analysis-in-patients-with-neurodegerative-disease
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R Juh, T Suh, J Han, C Kim, C Oh
PURPOSE: We evaluated the relationship between white matter (WM) tract disintegration and gray matter (GM) atrophy in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and controls, using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and an optimized voxel-based analysis. METHODS: Two hundred thirty one individuals (61 controls, 116 MCI and 54 AD) were included. Voxel-based WM tract statistics was used to obtain whole-brain maps of WM bundles for FA. Voxel-based morphometry (VBM) was conducted to detect regions of gray matter (GM) atrophy in the AD, MCI group relative to the control group...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046822/su-f-i-17-white-matter-track-based-analysis-at-limbic-abnormalities-in-cognitive-impairment
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R Juh, T Suh, J Han, C Kim, C Oh
PURPOSE: Mild cognitive impairment with depression (MCID) is common and associated with disability and cognitive impairment, with high probability of relapse. Hypothesize that a sign of WM disintegration would be observed in MCID than MCI nondepression (MCIND), especially in frontal and limbic regions and patients with depression would show reduced GM density in the hippocampus, amygdala, anterior gyrus cingulate, and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) and dorsomedial prefrontal cortex (DMPFC) the abnormalities of long association fiber tracts integrity are correlated with geriatric depression...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046004/species-diversity-effects-on-productivity-persistence-and-quality-of-multispecies-swards-in-a-four-year-experiment
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Jingying Jing, Karen Søegaard, Wen-Feng Cong, Jørgen Eriksen
Plant species diversity may benefit natural grassland productivity, but its effect in managed grassland systems is not well understood. A four-year multispecies grassland experiment was conducted to investigate the effect of species diversity-legumes and non-leguminous forbs-on productivity, persistence and sward quality under cutting or grazing regimes and with or without slurry application. Three mixtures were established- 3-mix: grass, red and white clover, 10-mix: 3-mix plus birdsfoot trefoil and six non-leguminous forbs, and 12-mix: 10-mix plus lucerne and festulolium...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034765/reproducibility-of-superficial-white-matter-tracts-using-diffusion-weighted-imaging-tractography
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Miguel Guevara, Claudio Román, Josselin Houenou, Delphine Duclap, Cyril Poupon, Jean François Mangin, Pamela Guevara
Human brain connection map is far from being complete. In particular the study of the superficial white matter (SWM) is an unachieved task. Its description is essential for the understanding of human brain function and the study of pathogenesis triggered by abnormal connectivity. In this work we automatically created a multi-subject atlas of SWM diffusion-based bundles of the whole brain. For each subject, the complete cortico-cortical tractogram is first split into sub-tractograms connecting pairs of gyri...
December 26, 2016: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033684/cellular-reactions-and-compensatory-tissue-re-organization-during-spontaneous-recovery-after-spinal-cord-injury-in-neonatal-mice
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Rishab S Chawla, Mark Züchner, Maria Mastrangelopoulou, François M Lambert, Joel C Glover, Jean-Luc Boulland
Following incomplete spinal cord injuries, neonatal mammals display a remarkable degree of behavioral recovery. Previously, we have demonstrated in neonatal mice a wholesale re-establishment and reorganization of synaptic connections from some descending axon tracts (Boulland et al., 2013). To assess the potential cellular mechanisms contributing to this recovery, we have here characterized a variety of cellular sequelae following thoracic compression injuries, focusing particularly on cell loss and proliferation, inflammation and reactive gliosis, and the dynamics of specific types of synaptic terminals...
December 29, 2016: Developmental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032254/white-matter-correlates-of-the-disorganized-speech-dimension-in-schizophrenia
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Petra V Viher, Katharina Stegmayer, Stéphanie Giezendanner, Andrea Federspiel, Stephan Bohlhalter, Roland Wiest, Werner Strik, Sebastian Walther
Disorganized speech is related to functional abnormalities in schizophrenia. To test the association between formal thought disorders (FTDs) and white matter microstructure, we applied a behavioral rating and diffusion tensor imaging in 61 patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders. The Bern Psychopathology Scale was used to rate the dimension of language abnormalities ranging from negative FTDs, basically unaltered speech, to positive FTDs. Tract-based spatial statistics indicated increased fractional anisotropy in left hemispheric pathways of the language system in patients with negative FTDs...
December 28, 2016: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026080/transcriptomic-gene-profiling-of-porcine-muscle-tissue-depending-on-histological-properties
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Katarzyna Ropka-Molik, Anna Bereta, Kacper Żukowski, Katarzyna Piórkowska, Artur Gurgul, Grzegorz Żak
In pig, the histological profile of muscle tissue, especially the proportion of individual fiber types, is one of the main factors affecting meat quality properties. In the present research, RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) by using next generation sequencing method was applied to estimate the whole gene expression profile of Longissimus lumborum muscle of pigs (Large White breed) differing in the percentage of two fiber types (slow-twitch (type I) fibers and fast-twitch glycolytic (type IIB) fibers). The RNA-seq approach allowed us to identify 355 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) indicated as significant (false discovery rate-adjusted P < 0...
December 27, 2016: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025071/th17-cells-correlate-positively-to-the-structural-and-functional-integrity-of-the-brain-in-bipolar-depression-and-healthy-controls
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Sara Poletti, Harm de Wit, Elena Mazza, Annemarie J M Wijkhuijs, Clara Locatelli, Veronica Aggio, Cristina Colombo, Francesco Benedetti, Hemmo A Drexhage
: Abnormalities of T cell-mediated immune activation, in the absence of active somatic immune diseases, have consistently been reported in mood disorders. Apart from being important players in the regulation of cells of the immune system, T cells are essential for normal brain development. We here report studies on the relationship between circulating levels of T helper cells and structural and functional brain imaging in depressed bipolar patients. Since the CCL20-CCR6 axis is an important entry to the brain we differentiated the various T helper cell subpopulations on the basis of their chemokine receptor expression...
December 23, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018851/functional-and-structural-connectivity-of-the-amygdala-in-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
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Oana Georgiana Rus, Tim Jonas Reess, Gerd Wagner, Claus Zimmer, Michael Zaudig, Kathrin Koch
BACKGROUND: The amygdala is known to be involved in anxiety processing, but its role in the psychopathology of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is still unclear. AIMS: In this MRI study we investigated potential alterations in structural and functional connectivity of the amygdala in 42 adult patients with OCD and 37 healthy subjects. METHOD: Psychophysiological interaction analysis was used to explore amygdala functional connectivity during a negative affective task...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017479/diffusion-characteristics-of-the-fornix-in-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease
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Shou Xian Tang, Qing Liang Feng, Gui Hong Wang, Shaofeng Duan, Bao Ci Shan, Jian Ping Dai
White matter degradation is a major part of the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The fornix is the predominant outflow tract from the hippocampus, and alterations to its microstructure in patients with AD are still being explored. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is an in vivo neuroimaging technique that can provide unique information about alterations in tissue microstructure, which can indicate underlying neurobiological process at the microstructural level. In this prospective study, DTI was used to assess and analyze the microstructural features of the fornix in subjects with AD (n = 17), mild cognitive impairment (MCI; n = 12) and healthy controls (n = 17)...
October 1, 2016: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012640/white-matter-integrity-and-symptom-dimensions-of-schizophrenia-a-diffusion-tensor-imaging-study
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Miriam H A Bopp, Rebecca Zöllner, Andreas Jansen, Bruno Dietsche, Axel Krug, Tilo T J Kircher
Impaired fiber bundle connectivity between brain regions is a key neuropathological finding in schizophrenia. Symptom dimensions in schizophrenia can be clustered into factor models. Single syndromes have been related to grey and white matter brain structure alterations. We associated all core syndromes of schizophrenia in a single patient group with changes in white matter integrity. Diffusion weighted images (3T MRI) and SAPS/SANS scores were measured in 26 male patients and 26 healthy controls. First, group differences in fractional anisotropy (FA) were calculated with TBSS...
December 21, 2016: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009132/tract-specific-atrophy-in-focal-epilepsy-disease-genetics-or-seizures
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David N Vaughan, David Raffelt, Evan Curwood, Meng-Han Tsai, Jacques-Donald Tournier, Alan Connelly, Graeme D Jackson
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether genetics, underlying pathology or repeated seizures contribute to atrophy in specific white matter tracts. METHODS: Medically-refractory unilateral temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis (HS-TLE, n=26) was studied as an archetype of focal epilepsy, using fixel-based analysis of diffusion-weighted imaging. A genetic effect was assessed in first-degree relatives of HS-TLE who did not have epilepsy themselves (HS-1°Rel; n=26)...
December 23, 2016: Annals of Neurology
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