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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813427/electromagneto-squeezing-rotational-flow-of-carbon-c-water-h2o-kerosene-oil-nanofluid-past-a-riga-plate-a-numerical-study
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Tasawar Hayat, Mumtaz Khan, Muhammad Ijaz Khan, Ahmed Alsaedi, Muhammad Ayub
This article predicts the electromagneto squeezing rotational flow of carbon-water nanofluid between two stretchable Riga plates. Riga plate is known as electromagnetic actuator which is the combination of permanent magnets and a span wise aligned array of alternating electrodes mounted on a plane surface. Mathematical model is developed for the flow problem with the phenomena of melting heat transfer, viscous dissipation and heat generation/absorption. Water and kerosene oil are utilized as the base fluids whereas single and multi-wall carbon nanotubes as the nanomaterials...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806330/nanoci-nanotechnology-based-cochlear-implant-with-gapless-interface-to-auditory-neurons
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Pascal Senn, Marta Roccio, Stefan Hahnewald, Claudia Frick, Monika Kwiatkowska, Masaaki Ishikawa, Peter Bako, Hao Li, Fredrik Edin, Wei Liu, Helge Rask-Andersen, Ilmari Pyykkö, Jing Zou, Marika Mannerström, Herbert Keppner, Alexandra Homsy, Edith Laux, Miguel Llera, Jean-Paul Lellouche, Stella Ostrovsky, Ehud Banin, Aharon Gedanken, Nina Perkas, Ute Wank, Karl-Heinz Wiesmüller, Pavel Mistrík, Heval Benav, Carolyn Garnham, Claude Jolly, Filippo Gander, Peter Ulrich, Marcus Müller, Hubert Löwenheim
: Cochlear implants (CI) restore functional hearing in the majority of deaf patients. Despite the tremendous success of these devices, some limitations remain. The bottleneck for optimal electrical stimulation with CI is caused by the anatomical gap between the electrode array and the auditory neurons in the inner ear. As a consequence, current devices are limited through 1) low frequency resolution, hence sub-optimal sound quality and 2), large stimulation currents, hence high energy consumption (responsible for significant battery costs and for impeding the development of fully implantable systems)...
September 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800169/global-multi-electrode-contact-mapping-plus-ablation-with-a-single-catheter-preclinical-and-preliminary-experience-in-humans-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Hans Kottkamp, Fabian Moser, Andreas Rieger, Doreen Schreiber, Christian Pönisch, Monica Trofin
INTRODUCTION: One question for the technological advancement of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) is whether a creative new concept can combine and even improve the diagnostic mapping options of single-tip and basket catheters with the simplicity of the use of balloon catheters for ablation. Herein, we describe the first in-human experience with a single catheter offering such a complete solution. METHODS AND RESULTS: A new catheter (Globe®) with a distal multi-electrode array consisting of 16 ribs with 122 gold-plated electrodes was used...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782627/electrical-stimulation-of-different-retinal-components-and-the-effect-of-asymmetric-pulses
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Dorit Raz-Prag, Giora Beit-Yaakov, Yael Hanein
BACKGROUND: High resolution electrical stimulation of neural tissue is a fundamental challenge in applications such as deep brain stimulation and artificial vision. In artificial vision, achieving and validating local selective epi-retinal stimulation of different layers in the retina is particularly challenging owing to plurality of retinal cell types and delocalized wiring. RESULTS: Strong selectivity and non-localized responses to epi-retinal stimulation, over a wide range of realistic stimulation parameters, was achieved and validated using asymmetric pulses...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762016/ica-based-muscle-tendon-units-localization-and-activation-analysis-during-dynamic-motion-tasks
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Xiang Chen, Shaoping Wang, Chengjun Huang, Shuai Cao, Xu Zhang
This study proposed an independent component analysis (ICA)-based framework for localization and activation level analysis of muscle-tendon units (MTUs) within skeletal muscles during dynamic motion. The gastrocnemius muscle and extensor digitorum communis were selected as target muscles. High-density electrode arrays were used to record surface electromyographic (sEMG) data of the targeted muscles during dynamic motion tasks. First, the ICA algorithm was used to decompose multi-channel sEMG data into a weight coefficient matrix and a source matrix...
July 18, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751456/intermittent-hypoxia-enhances-functional-connectivity-of-mid-cervical-spinal-interneurons
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K A Streeter, M D Sunshine, S Patel, E J Gonzalez-Rothi, P J Reier, D M Baekey, D D Fuller
Brief, intermittent oxygen reductions (acute intermittent hypoxia, AIH) evokes spinal plasticity. Models of AIH-induced neuroplasticity have focused on motoneurons; however, most mid-cervical interneurons (C-INs) also respond to hypoxia. We hypothesized that AIH would alter the functional connectivity between C-INs and induce persistent changes in discharge. Bilateral phrenic nerve activity was recorded in anesthetized and ventilated adult male rats and a multi-electrode array was used to record C4/5 spinal discharge before (baseline, BL), during, and 15 min after 3, 5-min hypoxic episodes (11% O2, H1-H3)...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742043/mixed-modality-stimulation-to-evoke-two-modalities-simultaneously-in-one-channel-for-electrocutaneous-sensory-feedback
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Kyunghwan Choi, Pyungkang Kim, Kyung-Soo Kim, Soohyun Kim
One of the long-standing challenges in upper limb prosthetics is restoring the sensory feedback that is missing due to amputation. Two approaches have previously been presented to provide various types of sensory information to users, namely, multi-modality sensory feedback and using an array of singlemodality stimulators. However, the feedback systems used in these approaches were too bulky to be embedded in prosthesis sockets. In this paper, we propose an electrocutaneous sensory feedback method that is capable of conveying two modalities simultaneously with only one electrode...
July 24, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717833/an-interdigital-array-microelectrode-aptasensor-based-on-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes-for-detection-of-tetracycline
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Wenjie Hou, Zhaoqiang Shi, Yemin Guo, Xia Sun, Xiangyou Wang
In this study an impedance aptasensor was designed for sensitive, selective, and fast detection of tetracycline (TET) based on an interdigital array microelectrode (IDAM). The IDAM was integrated with impedance detection to miniaturize the conventional electrodes, enhance the sensitivity, shorten the detection time, and minimize interfering effects of non-target analytes in the solution. Due to their excellent conductivity, good biocompatibility, the multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) were used to modify the IDAM to immobilize TET aptamer effectively...
July 17, 2017: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708891/loss-of-neuroligin3-specifically-downregulates-retinal-gabaa%C3%AE-2-receptors-without-abolishing-direction-selectivity
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Mrinalini Hoon, Vidhyasankar Krishnamoorthy, Tim Gollisch, Bjoern Falkenburger, Frederique Varoqueaux
The postsynaptic adhesion proteins Neuroligins (NLs) are essential for proper synapse function, and their alterations are associated with a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders. It is increasingly clear that each NL isoform occupies specific subsets of synapses and is able to regulate the function of discrete networks. Studies of NL2 and NL4 in the retina in particular have contributed towards uncovering their role in inhibitory synapse function. In this study we show that NL3 is also predominantly expressed at inhibitory postsynapses in the retinal inner plexiform layer (IPL), where it colocalizes with both GABAA- and glycinergic receptor clusters in a 3:2 ratio...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698637/distinct-properties-of-long-term-potentiation-in-the-dentate-gyrus-along-the-dorsoventral-axis-influence-of-age-and-inhibition
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An Schreurs, Victor Sabanov, Detlef Balschun
The hippocampus is important for spatial navigation, episodic memory and affective behaviour. Increasing evidence suggests that these multiple functions are accomplished by different segments along the dorsal-ventral (septal-temporal) axis. Long-term potentiation (LTP), the best-investigated cellular correlate of learning and memory, has distinct properties along this axis in the CA1 region, but so far, little is known about longitudinal differences in dentate gyrus (DG). Therefore, here we examined potential dorsoventral differences in DG-LTP using in vitro multi-electrode array recordings...
July 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682082/nanoelectronic-coating-enabled-versatile-multifunctional-neural-probes
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Zhengtuo Zhao, Lan Luan, Xiaoling Wei, Hanlin Zhu, Xue Li, Shengqing Lin, Jennifer J Siegel, Raymond A Chitwood, Chong Xie
Brain function can be best studied by simultaneous measurements and modulation of the multifaceted signaling at the cellular scale. Extensive efforts have been made to develop multifunctional neural probes, typically involving highly specialized fabrication processes. Here, we report a novel multifunctional neural probe platform realized by applying ultrathin nanoelectronic coating (NEC) on the surfaces of conventional microscale devices such as optical fibers and micropipettes. We fabricated the NECs by planar photolithography techniques using a substrate-less and multilayer design, which host arrays of individually addressed electrodes with an overall thickness below 1 μm...
July 11, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648826/attentional-modulation-of-neuronal-activity-depends-on-neuronal-feature-selectivity
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Jacqueline R Hembrook-Short, Vanessa L Mock, Farran Briggs
Attention exerts a powerful influence on visual perception. The impact of attention on neuronal activity manifests at early visual information processing stages and progressively increases throughout the visual cortical hierarchy. However, the neuronal mechanisms of attention are unresolved. In particular, the rules governing attentional modulation of individual neurons, whether they are facilitated by or suppressed by attention, are not known. To obtain a more granular or neuron- and circuit-level understanding of the mechanisms of attention and to directly test the feature similarity gain model in V1, we compared attentional modulation with neuronal feature selectivity across a large population of V1 neurons in alert and behaving macaque monkeys trained on an attention-demanding contrast-change detection task...
July 10, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642471/multi-layered-nioy-nbox-nioy-fast-drift-free-threshold-switch-with-high-ion-ioff-ratio-for-selector-application
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Jaehyuk Park, Tobias Hadamek, Agham B Posadas, Euijun Cha, Alexander A Demkov, Hyunsang Hwang
NbO2 has the potential for a variety of electronic applications due to its electrically induced insulator-to-metal transition (IMT) characteristic. In this study, we find that the IMT behavior of NbO2 follows the field-induced nucleation by investigating the delay time dependency at various voltages and temperatures. Based on the investigation, we reveal that the origin of leakage current in NbOx is partly due to insufficient Schottky barrier height originating from interface defects between the electrodes and NbOx layer...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634147/csahi-study-2-validation-of-multi-electrode-array-systems-mea60-2100-for-prediction-of-drug-induced-proarrhythmia-using-human-ips-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes-assessment-of-reference-compounds-and-comparison-with-non-clinical-studies-and-clinical-information
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Yumiko Nozaki, Yayoi Honda, Hitoshi Watanabe, Shota Saiki, Kiyotaka Koyabu, Tetsuji Itoh, Chiho Nagasawa, Chiaki Nakamori, Chiaki Nakayama, Hiroshi Iwasaki, Shinobu Suzuki, Kohji Tanaka, Etsushi Takahashi, Kaori Miyamoto, Kaoru Morimura, Atsuhiro Yamanishi, Hiroko Endo, Junko Shinozaki, Hisashi Nogawa, Tadahiro Shinozawa, Fumiyo Saito, Takeshi Kunimatsu
With the aim of reconsidering ICH S7B and E14 guidelines, a new in vitro assay system has been subjected to worldwide validation to establish a better prediction platform for potential drug-induced QT prolongation and the consequent TdP in clinical practice. In Japan, CSAHi HEART team has been working on hiPS-CMs in the MEA (hiPS-CMs/MEA) under a standardized protocol and found no inter-facility or lot-to-lot variability for proarrhythmic risk assessment of 7 reference compounds. In this study, we evaluated the responses of hiPS-CMs/MEA to another 31 reference compounds associated with cardiac toxicities, and gene expression to further clarify the electrophysiological characteristics over the course of culture period...
June 17, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629926/different-functional-susceptibilities-of-mouse-retinal-ganglion-cell-subtypes-to-optic-nerve-crush-injury
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Zhen Puyang, Hai-Qing Gong, Shi-Gang He, John B Troy, Xiaorong Liu, Pei-Ji Liang
In optic neuropathies, the progressive deterioration of retinal ganglion cell (RGC) function leads to irreversible vision loss. Increasing experimental evidence suggests differing susceptibility for RGC functional subtypes. Here with multi-electrode array recordings, RGC functional loss was characterized at multiple time points in a mouse model of optic nerve crush. Firing rate, latency of response and receptive field size were analyzed for ON, OFF and ON-OFF RGCs separately. It was observed that responses and receptive fields of OFF cells were impaired earlier than ON cells after the injury...
September 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629075/fabrication-of-chitosan-au-tio2-nanotube-based-dry-electrodes-for-electroencephalography-recording
#16
Yanjuan Song, Penghai Li, Mingji Li, Hongji Li, Cuiping Li, Dazhi Sun, Baohe Yang
In this paper, we describe a method for fabricating dry electrodes for use in recording electroencephalograms (EEGs), which are based on the use of chitosan (Ch), gold (Au) particles, and titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanotube arrays deposited on titanium (Ti) thin sheets. The samples were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, and EEG signal collection. The TiO2 nanotube arrays were grown on the Ti thin sheet by an electrochemical anodic oxidation method...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628030/a-novel-flexible-cuff-like-microelectrode-for-dual-purpose-acute-and-chronic-electrical-interfacing-with-the-mouse-cervical-vagus-nerve
#17
April Shawn Caravaca, Téa Tsaava, Laura Goldman, Harold Silverman, Gary Riggott, Sangeeta Chavan, Chad Bouton, Kevin J Tracey, Robert Desimone, Ed Boyden, Harbaljit Singh Sohal, Peder S Olofsson
OBJECTIVE: Neural reflexes establish homeostasis and regulate the immune system. Advances in bioelectronic medicine indicate that electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve can be used to treat inflammatory disease, yet the understanding of neural signals that regulate inflammation is incomplete. Current interfaces with the vagus nerve do not permit effective chronic stimulation or recording in mouse models, which is vital to studying the molecular and neurophysiological mechanisms that control inflammation homeostasis in health and disease...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612758/recording-nerve-signals-in-canine-sciatic-nerves-with-a-flexible-penetrating-microelectrode-array
#18
Donghak Byun, Sung-Joon Cho, Byeong Han Lee, Joongkee Min, Jong-Hyun Lee, Sohee Kim
OBJECTIVE: Previously, we presented the fabrication and characterization of a flexible penetrating microelectrode array (FPMA) as a neural interface device. In the present study, we aim to prove the feasibility of the developed FPMA as a chronic intrafascicular recording tool for peripheral applications. APPROACH: For recording from the peripheral nerves of medium-sized animals, the FPMA was integrated with an interconnection cable and other parts that were designed to fit canine sciatic nerves...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611486/quantitative-measurements-of-dielectrophoresis-in-a-nanoscale-electrode-array-with-an-atomic-force-microscopy
#19
James Froberg, Vidura Jayasooriya, Seungyong You, Dharmakeerthi Nawarathna, Yongki Choi
Nanoelectronic devices integrated with dielectrophoresis (DEP) have been promoted as promising platforms for trapping, separating, and concentrating target biomarkers and cancer cells from a complex medium. Here, we visualized DEP and DEP gradients in conventional nanoelectronic devices by using multi-pass atomic force microcopy techniques. Our measurements directly demonstrated a short range DEP only at sharp step edges of electrodes, frequency dependent DEP polarity, and separation distance dependent DEP strength...
May 15, 2017: Applied Physics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608907/organs-on-chips-with-combined-multi-electrode-array-and-transepithelial-electrical-resistance-measurement-capabilities
#20
Ben M Maoz, Anna Herland, Olivier Y F Henry, William D Leineweber, Moran Yadid, John Doyle, Robert Mannix, Ville J Kujala, Edward A FitzGerald, Kevin Kit Parker, Donald E Ingber
Here we demonstrate that microfluidic cell culture devices, known as Organs-on-a-Chips can be fabricated with multifunctional, real-time, sensing capabilities by integrating both multi-electrode arrays (MEAs) and electrodes for transepithelial electrical resistance (TEER) measurements into the chips during their fabrication. To prove proof-of-concept, simultaneous measurements of cellular electrical activity and tissue barrier function were carried out in a dual channel, endothelialized, heart-on-a-chip device containing human cardiomyocytes and a channel-separating porous membrane covered with a primary human endothelial cell monolayer...
June 13, 2017: Lab on a Chip
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