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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934341/correction-land-cover-more-than-monthly-fire-weather-drives-fire-size-distribution-in-southern-qu%C3%A3-bec-forests-implications-for-fire-risk-management
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Jean Marchal, Steve G Cumming, Eliot J B McIntire
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2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934196/spatiotemporal-network-coding-of-physiological-mossy-fiber-inputs-by-the-cerebellar-granular-layer
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Shyam Kumar Sudhakar, Sungho Hong, Ivan Raikov, Rodrigo Publio, Claus Lang, Thomas Close, Daqing Guo, Mario Negrello, Erik De Schutter
The granular layer, which mainly consists of granule and Golgi cells, is the first stage of the cerebellar cortex and processes spatiotemporal information transmitted by mossy fiber inputs with a wide variety of firing patterns. To study its dynamics at multiple time scales in response to inputs approximating real spatiotemporal patterns, we constructed a large-scale 3D network model of the granular layer. Patterned mossy fiber activity induces rhythmic Golgi cell activity that is synchronized by shared parallel fiber input and by gap junctions...
September 21, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933560/unintentional-nontraffic-injury-and-fatal-events-threats-to-children-in-and-around-vehicles
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Mark R Zonfrillo, Mackenzie L Ramsay, Janette E Fennell, Amber Rollins
Objective There have been substantial reductions in motor vehicle crash-related child fatalities due to advances in legislation, public safety campaigns, and engineering. Less is known about nontraffic injuries and fatalities to children in and around motor vehicles. The objective of this study was to describe the frequency of various nontraffic incidents, injuries, and fatalities to children using a unique surveillance system and database. Methods Instances of nontraffic injuries and fatalities in the United States to children 0-14 years were tracked from January 1990 - December 2014 using a compilation of sources including media reports, individual accounts from families of affected children, medical examiner reports, police reports, child death review teams, coroner reports, medical professionals, legal professionals, and other various modes of publication...
September 21, 2017: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933559/-parallel-investigations-of-blood-and-alveolar-air-in-the-diagnosis-of-lethal-carbon-monoxide-poisoning
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Miroslav Bauer, Jiřina Bauerová, Peter Očko, Jozef Šidlo
Carbon monoxide poisonings are the most frequent among fatal gas and volatile substances intoxications. The authors present diagnostic options of fatal carbon monoxide poisoning by parallel blood investigations for the content of karbonylhaemoglobin and determining of the concentration of carbon monoxide in the alveolar air. The analysis of 160 cases of lethal poisonings with carbon monoxide over a period of 20 years was carried out. The cases were divided into subgroups according to the place of death to poisonings in flats, garages, bathrooms, in fires, road traffic accidents and mining accidents...
2017: Soudní Lékarství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933224/progesterone-sharpens-temporal-response-profiles-of-sensory-cortical-neurons-in-animals-exposed-to-traumatic-brain-injury
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Benjamin J Allitt, Victoria P A Johnstone, Katrina L Richards, Edwin B Yan, Ramesh Rajan
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) initiates a cascade of pathophysiological changes that are both complex and difficult to treat. Progesterone (P4) is a neuroprotective treatment option that has shown excellent preclinical benefits in the treatment of TBI, but these benefits have not translated well in the clinic. We have previously shown that P4 exacerbates the already hypoactive upper cortical responses in the short-term post-TBI and does not reduce upper cortical hyperactivity in the long term, and we concluded that there is no tangible benefit to sensory cortex firing strength...
July 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932886/immediate-responses-of-the-cockroach-blaptica-dubia-after-the-exposure-to-sulfur-mustard
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Tanja Popp, Robin Lüling, Ingrid Boekhoff, Thomas Seeger, Francisco Branoner, Thomas Gudermann, Horst Thiermann, Franz Worek, Dirk Steinritz
The chemical agent sulfur mustard (SM) causes erythema, skin blisters, ulcerations, and delayed wound healing. It is accepted that the underlying molecular toxicology is based on DNA alkylation. With an expected delay, DNA damage causes impairment of protein biosynthesis and disturbance of cell division. However, using the cockroach model Blaptica dubia, the presented results show that alkylating compounds provoke immediate behavior responses along with fast changes in the electrical field potential (EFP) of neurons, suggesting that lesions of DNA are probably not the only effect of alkylating compounds...
September 20, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931930/bistability-and-up-down-state-alternations-in-inhibition-dominated-randomly-connected-networks-of-lif-neurons
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Elisa M Tartaglia, Nicolas Brunel
Electrophysiological recordings in cortex in vivo have revealed a rich variety of dynamical regimes ranging from irregular asynchronous states to a diversity of synchronized states, depending on species, anesthesia, and external stimulation. The average population firing rate in these states is typically low. We study analytically and numerically a network of sparsely connected excitatory and inhibitory integrate-and-fire neurons in the inhibition-dominated, low firing rate regime. For sufficiently high values of the external input, the network exhibits an asynchronous low firing frequency state (L)...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931803/laminar-differences-in-decision-related-neural-activity-in-dorsal-premotor-cortex
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Chandramouli Chandrasekaran, Diogo Peixoto, William T Newsome, Krishna V Shenoy
Dorsal premotor cortex is implicated in somatomotor decisions. However, we do not understand the temporal patterns and laminar organization of decision-related firing rates in dorsal premotor cortex. We recorded neurons from dorsal premotor cortex of monkeys performing a visual discrimination task with reaches as the behavioral report. We show that these neurons can be organized along a bidirectional visuomotor continuum based on task-related firing rates. "Increased" neurons at one end of the continuum increased their firing rates ~150 ms after stimulus onset and these firing rates covaried systematically with choice, stimulus difficulty, and reaction time-characteristics of a candidate decision variable...
September 20, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931663/targeting-fatty-acid-amide-hydrolase-as-a-therapeutic-strategy-for-antitussive-therapy
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Michael A Wortley, John J Adcock, Eric D Dubuis, Sarah A Maher, Sara J Bonvini, Isabelle Delescluse, Ross Kinloch, Gordon McMurray, Christelle Perros-Huguet, Marianthi Papakosta, Mark A Birrell, Maria G Belvisi
Cough is the most common reason to visit a primary care physician, yet it remains an unmet medical need. Fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) is an enzyme that breaks down endocannabinoids, and inhibition of FAAH produces analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects. Cannabinoids inhibit vagal sensory nerve activation and the cough reflex, so it was hypothesised that FAAH inhibition would produce antitussive activity via elevation of endocannabinoids.Primary vagal ganglia neurons, tissue bioassay, in vivo electrophysiology and a conscious guinea pig cough model were utilised to investigate a role for fatty acid amides in modulating sensory nerve activation in vagal afferents...
September 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931615/evidence-for-the-representation-of-movement-kinematics-in-the-discharge-of-f5-mirror-neurons-during-the-observation-of-transitive-and-intransitive-actions
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Vassilis Papadourakis, Vassilis C Raos
Mirror neurons (MirNs) are sensorimotor neurons that fire both when an animal performs a goal-directed action and when the same animal observes another agent performing the same or a similar transitive action. It has been claimed that the observation of intransitive actions does not activate MirNs in a monkey's brain. Prompted by recent evidence indicating that the discharge of MirNs is modulated also by non object-directed actions, we investigated thoroughly the efficacy of intransitive actions to trigger MirNs' discharge...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931075/excitability-is-increased-in-hippocampal-ca1-pyramidal-cells-of-fmr1-knockout-mice
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M Angeles Luque, Pablo Beltran-Matas, M Carmen Marin, Blas Torres, Luis Herrero
Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is caused by a failure of neuronal cells to express the gene encoding the fragile mental retardation protein (FMRP). Clinical features of the syndrome include intellectual disability, learning impairment, hyperactivity, seizures and anxiety. Fmr1 knockout (KO) mice do not express FMRP and, as a result, reproduce some FXS behavioral abnormalities. While intrinsic and synaptic properties of excitatory cells in various part of the brain have been studied in Fmr1 KO mice, a thorough analysis of action potential characteristics and input-output function of CA1 pyramidal cells in this model is lacking...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930574/food-addiction-a-common-neurobiological-mechanism-with-drug-abuse
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Elsa Lindgren, Kyle Gray, Gregg Miller, Ryan Tyler, Corinde E Wiers, Nora D Volkow, Gene-Jack Wang
Drugs and food both exert a rewarding effect through the firing of dopamine neurons in the ventral tegmental area, resulting in the release of dopamine into the nucleus accumbens and effects on the mesolimbic pathway. Here, we review the neuroimaging literature to consider the validity of food addiction and the common neurobiological mechanisms that overlap in food and drug addiction. This review paper focuses on findings from Positron Emission Tomography (PET), functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and structural imaging studies, as well as evidence from neuroimaging studies of bariatric surgery and pharmacological interventions on obese individuals...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928637/alpha7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptors-play-a-predominant-role-in-the-cholinergic-potentiation-of-n-methyl-d-aspartate-evoked-firing-responses-of-hippocampal-ca1-pyramidal-cells
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Zsolt K Bali, Lili V Nagy, István Hernádi
The aim of the present study was to identify in vivo electrophysiological correlates of the interaction between cholinergic and glutamatergic neurotransmission underlying memory. Extracellular spike recordings were performed in the hippocampal CA1 region of anesthetized rats in combination with local microiontophoretic administration of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) and acetylcholine (ACh). Both NMDA and ACh increased the firing rate of the neurons. Furthermore, the simultaneous delivery of NMDA and ACh resulted in a more pronounced excitatory effect that was superadditive over the sum of the two mono-treatment effects and that was explained by cholinergic potentiation of glutamatergic neurotransmission...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928441/effects-of-anti-epileptic-drugs-on-spreading-depolarization-induced-epileptiform-activity-in-mouse-hippocampal-slices
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Ching-Huei Lin, Shih-Pin Hsu, Ting-Chun Cheng, Chin-Wei Huang, Yao-Chang Chiang, I-Han Hsiao, Ming-Hsueh Lee, Mei-Lin Shen, Dong Chuan Wu, Ning Zhou
Epilepsy and spreading depolarization (SD) are both episodic brain disorders and often exist together in the same individual. In CA1 pyramidal neurons of mouse hippocampal slices, induction of SD evoked epileptiform activities, including the ictal-like bursts, which occurred during the repolarizing phase of SD, and the subsequent generation of paroxysmal depolarization shifts (PDSs), which are characterized by mild depolarization plateau with overriding spikes. The duration of the ictal-like activity was correlated with both the recovery time and the depolarization potential of SD, whereas the parameters of PDSs were not significantly correlated with the parameters of SD...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928228/salivary-%C3%AE-amylase-in-on-call-from-home-fire-and-emergency-service-personnel
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Sarah Janet Hall, Brad Aisbett, Sam J Robertson, Sally A Ferguson, Anne Turner
The effect of working on-call from home on sympatho-adrenal medullary (SAM) system activity is currently unknown. This study had two aims, Aim 1: examine salivary α-amylase awakening response (AAR) and diurnal salivary α-amylase (sAA) profile in fire and emergency service workers who operate on-call from home following a night on-call with a call (NIGHT-CALL), a night on-call without a call (NO-CALL) and an off-call night (OFF-CALL) and, Aim 2: explore whether there was an anticipatory effect of working on-call from home (ON) compared to when off-call (OFF) on the diurnal sAA profile...
September 19, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927710/the-hanging-of-derek-bentley-a-19-year-old-boy-with-epilepsy
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Mia Tuft, Karl O Nakken
Derek Bentley (1933-1953) was sentenced to death by hanging at the age of 19. He was convicted as a party to murder, and he died in Wandsworth Prison in London. After the police had reached the crime scene, he ostensibly shouted to his 16-year-old friend Christopher (Chris) Craig the ambiguous phrase, "Let him have it, Chris!" Chris fired shots at two policemen, wounding one and killing another. Derek Bentley had epilepsy and a mental age of about 11, and he could neither read nor write. In 1993, 40years after his death, he received a posthumous pardon from the British government...
September 15, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927652/epicormic-resprouting-in-fire-prone-ecosystems
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REVIEW
Juli G Pausas, Jon E Keeley
Many plants resprout from basal buds after disturbance, and this is common in shrublands subjected to high-intensity fires. However, resprouting after fire from epicormic (stem) buds is globally far less common. Unlike basal resprouting, post-fire epicormic resprouting is a key plant adaptation for retention of the arborescent skeleton after fire, allowing rapid recovery of the forest or woodland and leading to greater ecosystem resilience under recurrent high-intensity fires. Here we review the biogeography of epicormic resprouting, the mechanisms of protection, the fire regimes where it occurs, and the evolutionary drivers that shaped this trait...
September 16, 2017: Trends in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924862/personal-inhalation-exposure-to-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-and-their-nitro-derivatives-in-rural-residents-in-northern-thailand
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Walaiporn Orakij, Thaneeya Chetiyanukornkul, Thanyarat Chuesaard, Yuichi Kaganoi, Waka Uozaki, Chiharu Homma, Yaowatat Boongla, Ning Tang, Kazuichi Hayakawa, Akira Toriba
A personal inhalation exposure and cancer risk assessment of rural residents in Lampang, Thailand, was conducted for the first time. This highlighted important factors that may be associated with the highest areal incidence of lung cancer. Personal exposure of rural residents to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and their nitro-derivatives (NPAHs) through inhalation of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) was investigated in addition to stationary air sampling in an urban area. The personal exposure of the subjects to PM2...
September 18, 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924728/a-review-on-the-mechanism-risk-evaluation-and-prevention-of-coal-spontaneous-combustion-in-china
#19
Biao Kong, Zenghua Li, Yongliang Yang, Zhen Liu, Daocheng Yan
In recent years, the ecology, security, and sustainable development of modern mines have become the theme of coal mine development worldwide. However, spontaneous combustion of coal under conditions of oxygen supply and automatic exothermic heating during coal mining lead to coalfield fires. Coal spontaneous combustion (CSC) causes huge economic losses and casualties, with the toxic and harmful gases produced during coal combustion not only polluting the working environment, but also causing great damage to the ecological environment...
September 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924559/fire-in-the-operating-room-during-hypospadias-repair
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Alessandro Boscarelli, Simone Frediani, Silvia Ceccanti, Alice Cervellone, Maria Vittoria Pesce, Denis A Cozzi
Fire in the operating room (OR) is a very distressful and shocking occurrence with potential dramatic consequences. Despite safety rules and rigorous recommendations, such unintentional events do occur every so often. Notably, the vast majority of cases have been reported in the adult population, with very few pediatric cases described to date. Herein, we report on a 16-month-old boy undergoing reconstructive surgery for penoscrotal hypospadias, who experienced an OR fire most likely related to the use of alcohol-based solution ignited by monopolar electrocautery...
November 2017: Urology Case Reports
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