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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227946/analysis-of-effective-sit-to-stand-therapy-using-kinematic-synergies
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Bryan Lao, Tomoya Tamei, Kazushi Ikeda, Bryan Lao, Tomoya Tamei, Kazushi Ikeda, Tomoya Tamei, Bryan Lao, Kazushi Ikeda
Understanding effective sit-to-stand (STS) movement is essential for improving rehabilitation strategies and developing services for the rapidly increasing number of elderly people. This study aims at identifying effective STS therapy by analyzing the kinematic synergies of movements induced by therapists of different skill-levels. Three synergies were found to share the same temporal pattern in both joint angles and center-of-mass spaces across all therapists. Effective strategy used by a skilled therapist and strategy flaws of less-experienced therapists were revealed through comparison of spatial patterns...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227844/maximum-entropy-based-common-spatial-patterns-for-motor-imagery-classification
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Syed Salman Ali, Lei Zhang, Syed Salman Ali, Lei Zhang, Syed Salman Ali, Lei Zhang
The common spatial pattern (CSP) is extensively used to extract discriminative feature from raw Electroencephalography (EEG) signals for motor imagery classification. The CSP is a statistical signal processing technique, which relies on sample based covariance matrix estimation to give discriminative information from raw EEG signals. The sample based estimation of covariance matrix becomes a problem when the number of training samples is limited, which causes the performance of CSP based brain computer interface (BCI) to degrade significantly...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227525/multi-direction-hand-movement-classification-using-eeg-based-source-space-analysis
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Vikram Shenoy Handiru, A P Vinod, Cuntai Guan, Vikram Shenoy Handiru, A P Vinod, Cuntai Guan, Vikram Shenoy Handiru, Cuntai Guan, A P Vinod
Recent advances in the brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) have demonstrated the inference of movement related activity using non-invasive EEG. However, most of the sensorspace approaches that study sensorimotor rhythms using EEG do not reveal the underlying neurophysiological phenomenon while executing or imagining the movement with finer control. Therefore, there is a need to examine feature extraction techniques in the cortical source space which can provide more information about the task compared to sensor-space...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227496/movement-imagery-classification-in-emotiv-cap-based-system-by-nai%C3%AC-ve-bayes
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Vinicius N Stock, Alexandre Balbinot, Vinicius N Stock, Alexandre Balbinot, Vinicius N Stock, Alexandre Balbinot
Brain-computer interfaces (BCI) provide means of communications and control, in assistive technology, which do not require motor activity from the user. The goal of this study is to promote classification of two types of imaginary movements, left and right hands, in an EMOTIV cap based system, using the Naïve Bayes classifier. A preliminary analysis with respect to results obtained by other experiments in this field is also conducted. Processing of the electroencephalography (EEG) signals is done applying Common Spatial Pattern filters...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226805/detecting-voluntary-gait-intention-of-chronic-stroke-patients-towards-top-down-gait-rehabilitation-using-eeg
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Junhyuk Choi, Hyolim Kang, Sang Hun Chung, Yeonghun Kim, Ung Hee Lee, Jong Min Lee, Seung-Jong Kim, Min Ho Chun, Hyungmin Kim, Junhyuk Choi, Hyolim Kang, Sang Hun Chung, Yeonghun Kim, Ung Hee Lee, Jong Min Lee, Seung-Jong Kim, Min Ho Chun, Hyungmin Kim, Seung-Jong Kim, Yeonghun Kim, Jong Min Lee, Hyungmin Kim, Junhyuk Choi, Sang Hun Chung, Hyolim Kang, Min Ho Chun, Ung Hee Lee
One of the recent trends in gait rehabilitation is to incorporate bio-signals, such as electromyography (EMG) or electroencephalography (EEG), for facilitating neuroplasticity, i.e. top-down approach. In this study, we investigated decoding stroke patients' gait intention through a wireless EEG system. To overcome patient-specific EEG patterns due to impaired cerebral cortices, common spatial patterns (CSP) was employed. We demonstrated that CSP filter can be used to maximize the EEG signal variance-ratio of gait and standing conditions...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226539/directing-the-spatial-patterning-of-motor-neuron-differentiation-in-engineered-microenvironments
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Christopher J Demers, Greg Cox, Scott D Collins, Rosemary L Smith, Christopher J Demers, Greg Cox, Scott D Collins, Rosemary L Smith, Greg Cox, Christopher J Demers, Scott D Collins, Rosemary L Smith
Embryonic development of the spinal cord proceeds through a carefully orchestrated temporal and spatial sequence of chemical cues to provide precise patterning of adult cell types. Recreating this complex microenvironment in a standard cell culture dish is difficult, if not impossible. In this paper, a microfluidic device is used to recapitulate, in vitro, the graded patterning events which occur during early spinal cord development. The microdevice design is developed using COMSOL modeling, with which the spatiotemporal profiles of multiple, diffusible morphogens are simulated...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226437/exploring-spatiotemporal-dynamics-of-the-human-brain-by-multimodal-imaging
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Han Yuan, Jerzy Bodurka, Lei Ding, Han Yuan, Jerzy Bodurka, Lei Ding, Han Yuan, Lei Ding, Jerzy Bodurka
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies utilizing measures of hemodynamic signal, such as the blood-oxygenation-level dependent (BOLD) signal, have discovered that resting-state brain activities are organized into multiple large-scale functional networks, coined as resting state networks (RSNs). However, an important limitation of the available fMRI studies is that hemodynamic signals only provide an indirect measure of neuronal activity and that the neurobiological basis of the fMRI RSNs is not clear...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223923/embryonic-and-postnatal-expression-of-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-mrna-in-mouse-brain
#8
Eiki Kimura, Chiharu Tohyama
Aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR), a member of the basic helix-loop-helix-Per-Arnt-Sim transcription factor family, plays a critical role in the developing nervous system of invertebrates and vertebrates. Dioxin, a ubiquitous environmental pollutant, avidly binds to this receptor, and maternal exposure to dioxin has been shown to impair higher brain functions and dendritic morphogenesis, possibly via an AhR-dependent mechanism. However, there is little information on AhR expression in the developing mammalian brain...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223442/periodic-lateral-root-priming-what-makes-it-tick
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Kirsten Hendrika Ten Tusscher, Marta Laskowski
Conditioning small groups of root pericycle cells for future lateral root formation has a major impact on overall plant root architecture. This priming of lateral roots occurs rhythmically, involving temporal oscillations in auxin response in the root tip. During growth, this process generates a spatial pattern of prebranch sites, an early stage in lateral root formation characterized by a stably maintained high auxin response. Thusfar, the molecular mechanism behind this rhythmicity has remained elusive. Some data implicate a cell-autonomous oscillation in gene expression, while others strongly support the importance of tissue-level modulations in auxin fluxes...
February 21, 2017: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222518/differential-regional-distribution-of-juxtacortical-white-matter-signal-abnormalities-in-aging-and-alzheimer-s-disease
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Emily R Lindemer, Douglas N Greve, Bruce Fischl, Jean C Augustinack, David H Salat
BACKGROUND: White matter signal abnormalities (WMSA) (also known as 'hyperintensities') on MRI are commonly seen in normal aging and increases have been noted in Alzheimer's disease (AD), but whether there is a spatial specificity to these increases is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To discern whether or not there is a spatial pattern of WMSA in the brains of individuals with AD that differs from those who exhibit cognitively healthy aging. METHOD: Structural MRI data from the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative public database were used to quantify WMSA in 35 regions of interest (ROIs)...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219424/health-risk-assessment-of-china-s-main-air-pollutants
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Jian Sun, Tiancai Zhou
BACKGROUND: With the rapid development of China's economy, air pollution has attracted public concern because of its harmful effects on health. METHODS: The source apportioning of air pollution, the spatial distribution characteristics, and the relationship between atmospheric contamination, and the risk of exposure were explored. The in situ daily concentrations of the principal air pollutants (PM2.5, PM10, SO2, NO2, CO and O3) were obtained from 188 main cities with many continuous air-monitoring stations across China (2014 and 2015)...
February 20, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217991/simultaneous-formation-and-spatial-patterning-of-zno-on-ito-surfaces-by-local-laser-induced-generation-of-microbubbles-in-aqueous-solutions-of-zn-nh3-4-2
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Sho Fujii, Ryuta Fukano, Yoshihito Hayami, Hiroaki Ozawa, Eiro Muneyuki, Noboru Kitamura, Masa-Aki Haga
We demonstrate the simultaneous formation and spatial patterning of ZnO nanocrystals on an indium-tin oxide (ITO) surface upon local heating using a laser (1064 nm) and subsequent formation of microbubbles. Laser irradiation of an ITO surface in aqueous [Zn(NH3)4](2+) solution (1.0 × 10(-2) M at pH = 12.0) under an optical microscope produced ZnO nanocrystals, the presence of which was confirmed by X-ray diffraction analysis and Raman microspectroscopy. Scanning the focused laser beam over the ITO surface generated a spatial ZnO pattern (height: ~60 nm, width: ~1 m) in the absence of a template or mask...
February 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215526/canalization-of-c-%C3%A2-elegans-vulva-induction-against-anatomical-variability
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Guizela Huelsz-Prince, Jeroen Sebastiaan van Zon
It is a fundamental open question as to how embryos develop into complex adult organisms with astounding reproducibility, particularly because cells are inherently variable on the molecular level. During C. elegans vulva induction, the anchor cell induces cell fate in the vulva precursor cells in a distance-dependent manner. Surprisingly, we found that initial anchor cell position was highly variable and caused variability in cell fate induction. However, we observed that vulva induction was "canalized," i...
February 14, 2017: Cell Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215194/spatial-patterns-of-antimicrobial-resistance-genes-in-a-cross-sectional-sample-of-pig-farms-with-indoor-non-organic-production-of-finishers
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A C Birkegård, A K Ersbøll, T Halasa, J Clasen, A Folkesson, H Vigre, N Toft
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in pig populations is a public health concern. There is a lack of information of spatial distributions of AMR genes in pig populations at large scales. The objective of the study was to describe the spatial pattern of AMR genes in faecal samples from pig farms and to test if the AMR genes were spatially randomly distributed with respect to the geographic distribution of the pig farm population at risk. Faecal samples from 687 Danish pig farms were collected in February and March 2015...
February 20, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213899/human-influence-and-biotic-homogenization-drive-the-distribution-of-escherichia-coli-virulence-genes-in-natural-habitats
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Adriana Cabal, Joaquin Vicente, Julio Alvarez, Jose Angel Barasona, Mariana Boadella, Lucas Dominguez, Christian Gortazar
Cattle are the main reservoirs for Shiga-toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC), the only known zoonotic intestinal E. coli pathotype. However, there are other intestinal pathotypes that can cause disease in humans, whose presence has been seldom investigated. Thus, our aim was to identify the effects of anthropic pressure and of wild and domestic ungulate abundance on the distribution and diversity of the main human E. coli pathotypes and nine of their representative virulence genes (VGs). We used a quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) for the direct detection and quantification of the genus-specific gene uidA, nine E...
February 18, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211141/potential-relocation-of-climatic-environments-suggests-high-rates-of-climate-displacement-within-the-north-american-protection-network
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Enric Batllori, Marc-André Parisien, Sean A Parks, Max A Moritz, Carol Miller
Ongoing climate change may undermine the effectiveness of protected area networks in preserving the set of biotic components and ecological processes they harbor, thereby jeopardizing their conservation capacity into the future. Metrics of climate change, particularly rates and spatial patterns of climatic alteration, can help assess potential threats. Here, we perform a continent-wide climate change vulnerability assessment whereby we compare the baseline climate of the protected area network in North America (Canada, USA, México - NAM) to the projected end-of-century climate (2071-2100)...
February 17, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208365/expansion-of-cooperatively-growing-populations-optimal-migration-rates-and-habitat-network-structures
#17
Kai-Cheng Yang, Zhi-Xi Wu, Petter Holme, Etsuko Nonaka
Range expansion of species is driven by the interactions among individual- and population-level processes and the spatial pattern of habitats. In this work we study how cooperatively growing populations spread on networks representing the skeleton of complex landscapes. By separating the slow and fast variables of the expansion process, we are able to give analytical predictions for the critical conditions that divide the dynamic behaviors into different phases (extinction, localized survival, and global expansion)...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203242/sunlight-modulates-fruit-metabolic-profile-and-shapes-the-spatial-pattern-of-compound-accumulation-within-the-grape-cluster
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Noam Reshef, Natasha Walbaum, Nurit Agam, Aaron Fait
Vineyards are characterized by their large spatial variability of solar irradiance (SI) and temperature, known to effectively modulate grape metabolism. To explore the role of sunlight in shaping fruit composition and cluster uniformity, we studied the spatial pattern of incoming irradiance, fruit temperature and metabolic profile within individual grape clusters under three levels of sunlight exposure. The experiment was conducted in a vineyard of Cabernet Sauvignon cv. located in the Negev Highlands, Israel, where excess SI and midday temperatures are known to degrade grape quality...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199327/spatial-gender-age-period-cohort-analysis-of-pancreatic-cancer-mortality-in-spain-1990-2013
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Jaione Etxeberria, Tomás Goicoa, Gonzalo López-Abente, Andrea Riebler, María Dolores Ugarte
Recently, the interest in studying pancreatic cancer mortality has increased due to its high lethality. In this work a detailed analysis of pancreatic cancer mortality in Spanish provinces was performed using recent data. A set of multivariate spatial gender-age-period-cohort models was considered to look for potential candidates to analyze pancreatic cancer mortality rates. The selected model combines features of APC (age-period-cohort) models with disease mapping approaches. To ensure model identifiability sum-to-zero constraints were applied...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197080/intense-exercise-promotes-adult-hippocampal-neurogenesis-but-not-spatial-discrimination
#20
Ji H So, Chao Huang, Minyan Ge, Guangyao Cai, Lanqiu Zhang, Yisheng Lu, Yangling Mu
Hippocampal neurogenesis persists throughout adult life and plays an important role in learning and memory. Although the influence of physical exercise on neurogenesis has been intensively studied, there is controversy in regard to how the impact of exercise may vary with its regime. Less is known about how distinct exercise paradigms may differentially affect the learning behavior. Here we found that, chronic moderate treadmill running led to an increase of cell proliferation, survival, neuronal differentiation, and migration...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
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