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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163352/parahippocampal-involvement-in-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-with-hippocampal-sclerosis-a-proof-of-concept-from-memory-guided-saccades
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Silvia Colnaghi, Giorgio Beltrami, Guy Poloni, Anna Pichiecchio, Stefano Bastianello, Carlo Andrea Galimberti, Maurizio Versino
Objective: Mesial temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis (MTLE-HS) may involve extrahippocampal areas of structural damage and dysfunction. The accuracy of medium-term spatial memory can be tested by memory-guided saccades (MGS) to evaluate a functional impairment of the parahippocampal cortex (PHC), while voxel-based morphometry (VBM) analysis can be used to detect a structural damage of the latter region. Methods: MGS with 3- and 30-s memorization delays were compared between 7 patients affected by right MTLE-HS (r-MTLE-HS), 6 patients affected by left MTLE-HS, and 13 healthy controls...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162519/meta-analysis-of-regional-white-matter-volume-in-bipolar-disorder-with-replication-in-an-independent-sample-using-coordinates-t-maps-and-individual-mri-data
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Stefania Pezzoli, Louise Emsell, Sarah W Yip, Danai Dima, Panteleimon Giannakopoulos, Mojtaba Zarei, Stefania Tognin, Danilo Arnone, Anthony James, Sven Haller, Sophia Frangou, Guy M Goodwin, Colm McDonald, Matthew J Kempton
Converging evidence suggests that bipolar disorder (BD) is associated with white matter (WM) abnormalities. Meta-analyses of voxel based morphometry (VBM) data is commonly performed using published coordinates, however this method is limited since it ignores non-significant data. Obtaining statistical maps from studies (T-maps) as well as raw MRI datasets increases accuracy and allows for a comprehensive analysis of clinical variables. We obtained coordinate data (5-studies), T-Maps (12-studies, including unpublished data) and raw MRI datasets (5-studies) and analysed the 24 studies using Seed-based d Mapping (SDM)...
November 18, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136642/common-and-distinct-structural-features-of-schizophrenia-and-bipolar-disorder-the-european-network-on-psychosis-affective-disorders-and-cognitive-trajectory-enpact-study
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Eleonora Maggioni, Benedicto Crespo-Facorro, Igor Nenadic, Francesco Benedetti, Christian Gaser, Heinrich Sauer, Roberto Roiz-Santiañez, Sara Poletti, Veronica Marinelli, Marcella Bellani, Cinzia Perlini, Mirella Ruggeri, A Carlo Altamura, Vaibhav A Diwadkar, Paolo Brambilla
INTRODUCTION: Although schizophrenia (SCZ) and bipolar disorder (BD) share elements of pathology, their neural underpinnings are still under investigation. Here, structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) data collected from a large sample of BD and SCZ patients and healthy controls (HC) were analyzed in terms of gray matter volume (GMV) using both voxel based morphometry (VBM) and a region of interest (ROI) approach. METHODS: The analysis was conducted on two datasets, Dataset1 (802 subjects: 243 SCZ, 176 BD, 383 HC) and Dataset2, a homogeneous subset of Dataset1 (301 subjects: 107 HC, 85 BD and 109 SCZ)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128955/right-brodmann-area-18-predicts-tremor-arrest-after-vim-radiosurgery-a-voxel-based-morphometry-study
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Constantin Tuleasca, Tatiana Witjas, Dimitri Van de Ville, Elena Najdenovska, Antoine Verger, Nadine Girard, Jerome Champoudry, Jean-Philippe Thiran, Meritxell Bach Cuadra, Marc Levivier, Eric Guedj, Jean Régis
INTRODUCTION: Drug-resistant essential tremor (ET) can benefit from open standard stereotactic procedures, such as deep-brain stimulation or radiofrequency thalamotomy. Non-surgical candidates can be offered either high-focused ultrasound (HIFU) or radiosurgery (RS). All procedures aim to target the same thalamic site, the ventro-intermediate nucleus (e.g., Vim). The mechanisms by which tremor stops after Vim RS or HIFU remain unknown. We used voxel-based morphometry (VBM) on pretherapeutic neuroimaging data and assessed which anatomical site would best correlate with tremor arrest 1 year after Vim RS...
November 11, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125019/the-loss-of-macular-ganglion-cells-begins-from-the-early-stages-of-disease-and-correlates-with-brain-atrophy-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients
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Anna M Pietroboni, Laura Dell'Arti, Michela Caprioli, Marta Scarioni, Tiziana Carandini, Andrea Arighi, Laura Ghezzi, Giorgio G Fumagalli, Milena A De Riz, Paola Basilico, Annalisa Colombi, Eleonora Benatti, Fabio Triulzi, Elio Scarpini, Francesco Viola, Daniela Galimberti
BACKGROUND: The importance of neurodegeneration in multiple sclerosis (MS) is increasingly well recognized. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate retinal pathology using optical coherence tomography (OCT) and to investigate possible associations between retinal layers' thickness and specific patterns of gray matter volume in patients with a new diagnosis of MS. METHODS: A total of 31 patients underwent OCT scans and brain magnetic resonance imaging. In total, 30 controls underwent the same OCT procedure...
November 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124940/core-levels-band-alignments-and-valence-band-states-in-cusbs2-for-solar-cell-applications
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Thomas J Whittles, Tim D Veal, Christopher N Savory, Adam W Welch, Francisco Willian de Souza Lucas, James T Gibbon, Max Birkett, Richard J Potter, David O Scanlon, Andriy Zakutayev, Vinod R Dhanak
The earth-abundant material CuSbS2 (CAS) has shown good optical properties as a photovoltaic solar absorber material, but has seen relatively poor solar cell performance. To investigate the reason for this anomaly, the core-levels of the constituent elements, surface contaminants, ionization potential, and valence band spectra are studied by x-ray photoemission spectroscopy (XPS). The ionization potential and electron affinity for this material (4.98 eV and 3.43 eV) are lower than for other common absorbers, including CuInxGa(1-x)Se2 (CIGS)...
November 10, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123167/ordered-and-disordered-phases-in-mo1-xwxs2-monolayer
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Wei Tan, Zhipeng Wei, Xiaomin Liu, Jialin Liu, Xuan Fang, Dan Fang, Xiaohua Wang, Dengkui Wang, Jilong Tang, Xiaofeng Fan
With special quasirandom structure approach and cluster expansion method combined with first-principle calculations, we explore the structure and electronic properties of monolayer Mo1-xWxS2 alloy with disordered phase and ordered phase. The phase transition from ordered phase to disordered phase is found to happen at 41 K and 43 K for x = 1/3 and x = 2/3, respectively. The band edge of VBM is just related with the composition x, while the band edge of CBM is sensitive to the degree of order, besides the concentration of W...
November 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113872/neuroanatomical-correlates-of-time-perspective-a-voxel-based-morphometry-study
#8
Zhiyi Chen, Yiqun Guo, Tingyong Feng
Previous studies indicated that time perspective can affect many behaviors, such as decisions, risk taking, substance abuse and health behaviors. However, very little is known about the neural substrates of time perspective (TP). To address this question, we characterized different dimensions of TP (including the Past, Present, and Future TP) using standardized Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory (ZTPI), and quantified the gray matter volume using voxel-based morphometry (VBM) method across two independent samples...
November 4, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113357/brain-gray-matter-abnormalities-in-progressive-supranuclear-palsy-revisited
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PingLei Pan, Yi Liu, Yang Zhang, Hui Zhao, Xing Ye, Yun Xu
Whole-brain voxel-based morphometry (VBM) studies of progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) have demonstrated heterogeneous findings regarding gray matter (GM) abnormalities. Here, we used Seed-based d Mapping, a coordinate-based meta-analytic approach to identify consistent regions of GM anomalies across studies of PSP. Totally, 18 original VBM studies, comprising 284 patients with PSP and 367 healthy controls were included. As compared to healthy controls, patients with PSP demonstrated significant GM reductions in both cortical and subcortical regions, including the frontal motor cortices, medial (including anterior cingulate cortex) and lateral frontal cortices, insula, superior temporal gyrus, striatum (putamen and caudate nucleus), thalamus, midbrain, and anterior cerebellum...
October 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113251/structural-mri-research-in-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-following-radiotherapy-a-dti-and-vbm-study
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Xi Leng, Peng Fang, Huan Lin, Jie An, Xin Tan, Chi Zhang, Donglin Wu, Wen Shen, Shijun Qiu
The aim of the present study was to investigate the microstructural characteristics of the brain lobes following radiotherapy (RT) for patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) at distinct times. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and 3D-T1-weighted imaging was performed in 70 age- and sex-matched subjects, 24 of whom were pre-treatment patients. The patients were divided into three groups, according to the time following completion of RT. Fractional anisotropy (FA) and gray matter (GM) volume were determined...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111383/disturbed-glutathione-antioxidative-defense-is-associated-with-structural-brain-changes-in-neuroleptic-na%C3%A3-ve-first-episode-psychosis-patients
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K Langbein, J Hesse, A Gussew, B Milleit, S Lavoie, G P Amminger, C Gaser, G Wagner, J R Reichenbach, U-C Hipler, D Winter, S Smesny
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress and impaired antioxidant defense are reported in schizophrenia and are thought to be associated with disturbed neurodevelopment, brain structural alterations, glutamatergic imbalance, negative symptomatology, and cognitive impairment. To test some of these assumptions we investigated the glutathione (GSH) antioxidant defense system (AODS) and brain structural abnormalities in drug-naïve individuals with first acute episode of psychosis (FEP). METHOD: The study involved 27 drug-naïve FEP patients and 31 healthy controls (HC)...
October 18, 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100951/distinct-cerebellar-regions-related-to-motor-and-cognitive-performance-in-sca6-patients
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Zubir Rentiya, Noore-Sabah Khan, Ezgi Ergun, Sarah H Ying, John E Desmond
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate a correlation between anatomic regional changes in Spinocerebellar Ataxia type 6 (SCA6) patients and measures of cognitive performance on neuropsychological tests. METHODS: Neurocognitive testing was conducted on 24 SCA6 and 28 control subjects. For each cognitive test, SCA6 patients were compared against the controls using Student's t-test. For the cerebellar patients, using voxel based morphometry, correlations between cerebellar gray matter volume at each voxel and performance on the neuropsychological exams were calculated using the Pearson correlation coefficient implemented in SPM8...
October 31, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097734/regional-gray-matter-volume-is-associated-with-trait-modesty-evidence-from-voxel-based-morphometry
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Chuhua Zheng, Qiong Wu, Yan Jin, Yanhong Wu
Modesty when defined as a personality trait, is highly beneficial to interpersonal relationship, group performance, and mental health. However, the potential neural underpinnings of trait modesty remain poorly understood. In the current study, we used voxel-based morphometry (VBM) to investigate the structural neural basis of trait modesty in Chinese college students. VBM results showed that higher trait modesty score was associated with lager regional gray matter volume in the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex, right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, left superior temporal gyrus/left temporal pole, and right posterior insular cortex...
November 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095898/brain-gray-matter-structural-network-in-myotonic-dystrophy-type-1
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Atsuhiko Sugiyama, Daichi Sone, Noriko Sato, Yukio Kimura, Miho Ota, Norihide Maikusa, Tomoko Maekawa, Mikako Enokizono, Madoka Mori-Yoshimura, Yasushi Ohya, Satoshi Kuwabara, Hiroshi Matsuda
This study aimed to investigate abnormalities in structural covariance network constructed from gray matter volume in myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) patients by using graph theoretical analysis for further clarification of the underlying mechanisms of central nervous system involvement. Twenty-eight DM1 patients (4 childhood onset, 10 juvenile onset, 14 adult onset), excluding three cases from 31 consecutive patients who underwent magnetic resonance imaging in a certain period, and 28 age- and sex- matched healthy control subjects were included in this study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083148/complete-separation-of-carriers-in-the-ges-sns-lateral-heterostructure-by-uniaxial-tensile-strain
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Lei Peng, Chan Wang, Qi Qian, Cheng Bi, Sufan Wang, Yucheng Huang
The strategy of forming lateral heterostructures by stitching various two-dimensional materials overcomes the limitations due to the restricted properties of single-component materials. In this work, by using first-principles calculations, the electronic properties of GeS/SnS lateral heterostructures, together with the effect of strain, were systematically investigated. The results showed that with increasing tensile strain along the zigzag direction the band gap displays an extremely interesting variation: it linearly increases in the beginning until 2...
November 7, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079398/the-neural-correlates-of-apathy-in-schizophrenia-an-exploratory-investigation
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Fernando Caravaggio, Gagan Fervaha, Mahesh Menon, Gary Remington, Ariel Graff-Guerrero, Philip Gerretsen
BACKGROUND: Motivational deficits represent a core negative symptom in patients with schizophrenia. Previous morphology studies have demonstrated that apathy in patients with schizophrenia is associated with reduced frontal grey matter (GM). We attempted to replicate this previous finding, and explored whether it was distinct from potential associations with a distinct subdomain of negative symptoms, namely Affective Flattening, and GM. METHODS: Twenty medicated patients with schizophrenia provided structural T1-weighted images acquired on a 3-Tesla MRI scanner and negative symptoms were evaluated using the Scale for the Assessment of Negative Symptoms...
October 24, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074885/impact-of-wide-ranging-nanoscale-chemistry-on-band-structure-at-cu-in-ga-se2-grain-boundaries
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Adam Stokes, Mowafak Al-Jassim, David Diercks, Amy Clarke, Brian Gorman
The relative chemistry from grain interiors to grain boundaries help explain why grain boundaries may be beneficial, detrimental or benign towards device performance. 3D Nanoscale chemical analysis extracted from atom probe tomography (APT) (10's of parts-per-million chemical sensitivity and sub-nanometer spatial resolution) of twenty grain boundaries in a high-efficiency Cu(In, Ga)Se2 solar cell shows the matrix and alkali concentrations are wide-ranging. The concentration profiles are then related to band structure which provide a unique insight into grain boundary electrical performance...
October 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065207/cerebellar-gray-matter-reductions-associate-with-decreased-functional-connectivity-in-nicotine-dependent-individuals
#18
Zhujing Shen, Peiyu Huang, Chao Wang, Wei Qian, Yihong Yang, Minming Zhang
Introduction: Nicotine dependence (ND) is a chronic, relapsing mental disorder characterized by compulsive cigarette seeking and smoking. Although the cerebellum plays an increasingly implicated role in ND, the exact cerebellar alterations in ND remain unclear. Identifying the localization of these cerebellar abnormalities in ND may help to further understand the role of the cerebellum in ND. Thus, we investigated the structural and functional alterations in the cerebellum in a large sample of smokers using the spatially unbiased infratentorial template (SUIT)...
July 27, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064602/brain-stimulation-induced-neuroplasticity-underlying-therapeutic-response-in-phantom-sounds
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Timm B Poeppl, Berthold Langguth, Astrid Lehner, Thomas Frodl, Rainer Rupprecht, Peter M Kreuzer, Michael Landgrebe, Martin Schecklmann
Noninvasive brain stimulation can modify phantom sounds for longer periods by modulating neural activity and putatively inducing regional neuroplastic changes. However, treatment response is limited and there are no good demographic or clinical predictors for treatment outcome. We used state-of-the-art voxel-based morphometry (VBM) to investigate whether transcranial magnetic stimulation-induced neuroplasticity determines therapeutic outcome. Sixty subjects chronically experiencing phantom sounds (i.e., tinnitus) received repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) of left dorsolateral prefrontal and temporal cortex according to a protocol that has been shown to yield a significantly higher number of treatment responders than sham stimulation and previous stimulation protocols...
October 24, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063467/correlations-between-dopamine-transporter-density-measured-by-123-i-fp-cit-spect-and-regional-gray-matter-volume-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Tomoko Maekawa, Noriko Sato, Miho Ota, Atsuhiko Sugiyama, Daichi Sone, Mikako Enokizono, Yukio Kimura, Youhei Mukai, Miho Murata, Harumasa Takano, Etsuko Imabayashi, Hiroshi Matsuda, Akira Kunimatsu, Osamu Abe
PURPOSE: Parkinson's disease (PD) is caused by a selective degeneration of dopamine neurons. The relationship between dopamine transporter (DAT) density and gray matter volume has been unclear. Here we investigated the voxelwise correlation between gray matter volume and DAT binding measured by (123)I-N-ω-fluoropropyl-2β-carboxymethoxy-3β-(4-iodophenyl)nortropane ((123)I-FP-CIT) single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT; DaTscan™ imaging) in PD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-one male patients with PD were examined with MRI and DaTscan...
October 23, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
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