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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789948/the-application-of-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-nmes-in-cancer-rehabilitation-current-prescription-pitfalls-and-future-directions
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Dominic O'Connor, Brian Caulfield
The plethora of treatment complications associated with cancer can be offset by regular exercise participation; however, adherence to current guidelines is poor, in particular in those unable or not allowed to participate in voluntary exercise due to their underlying disease. Alternative therapies such as neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) are promising although previous results in cancer survivors have been equivocal. This is likely in response to methodological issues such as inappropriate NMES prescription...
May 22, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789405/the-mauthner-cell-in-a-fish-with-top-performance-and-yet-flexibly-tuned-c-starts-ii-physiology
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Peter Machnik, Kathrin Leupolz, Sabine Feyl, Wolfram Schulze, Stefan Schuster
The parallel occurrence in archerfish of fine-tuned and yet powerful predictive C-starts as well as of kinematically identical escape C-starts makes archerfish an interesting system to test hypotheses on the roles played by the Mauthner cells, a pair of giant reticulospinal neurons. In this study we show that the archerfish Mauthner cell shares all hallmark physiological properties with that of goldfish. Visual and acoustic inputs are received by the ventral and lateral dendrite, respectively, and cause complex postsynaptic potentials (PSPs) even in surgically anaesthetised fish...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787517/applying-standardized-uptake-values-in-gallium-67-citrate-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-computed-tomography-studies-and-their-correlation-with-blood-test-results-in-representative-organs
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Akira Toriihara, Hiromitsu Daisaki, Akihiro Yamaguchi, Katsuya Yoshida, Jun Isogai, Ukihide Tateishi
OBJECTIVES: Recently, semiquantitative analysis using standardized uptake value (SUV) has been introduced in bone single-photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT). Our purposes were to apply SUV-based semiquantitative analytic method for gallium-67 (Ga)-citrate SPECT/CT and to evaluate correlation between SUV of physiological uptake and blood test results in representative organs. METHODS: The accuracy of semiquantitative method was validated using an National Electrical Manufacturers Association body phantom study (radioactivity ratio of sphere : background=4 : 1)...
May 21, 2018: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786969/hippocampal-lipidome-and-transcriptome-profile-alterations-triggered-by-acute-exposure-of-mice-to-gsm-1800-mhz-mobile-phone-radiation-an-exploratory-study
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Adamantia F Fragopoulou, Alexandros Polyzos, Maria-Despoina Papadopoulou, Anna Sansone, Areti K Manta, Evangelos Balafas, Nikolaos Kostomitsopoulos, Aikaterini Skouroliakou, Chryssostomos Chatgilialoglu, Alexandros Georgakilas, Dimitrios J Stravopodis, Carla Ferreri, Dimitris Thanos, Lukas H Margaritis
BACKGROUND: The widespread use of wireless devices during the last decades is raising concerns about adverse health effects of the radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation (RF-EMR) emitted from these devices. Recent research is focusing on unraveling the underlying mechanisms of RF-EMR and potential cellular targets. The "omics" high-throughput approaches are powerful tools to investigate the global effects of RF-EMR on cellular physiology. METHODS: In this work, C57BL/6 adult male mice were whole-body exposed (nE xp  = 8) for 2 hr to GSM 1800 MHz mobile phone radiation at an average electric field intensity range of 4...
May 22, 2018: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786465/trunk-stability-enabled-by-non-invasive-spinal-electrical-stimulation-after-spinal-cord-injury
#5
Mrinal Rath, Albert H Vette, Shyamsundar Ramasubramaniam, Kun Li, Joel Burdick, Victor Reggie Edgerton, Yury Gerasimenko, Dimitry Sayenko
Electrical neuromodulation of spinal networks improves the control of movement of the paralyzed limbs after spinal cord injury (SCI). However, the potential of non-invasive spinal stimulation to facilitate postural trunk control during sitting in humans with SCI has not been investigated. We hypothesized that transcutaneous electrical stimulation of the lumbosacral enlargement can improve trunk posture. Eight participants with non-progressive SCI, C3-T9, AIS A or C, performed different motor tasks during sitting...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782492/molecular-basis-of-inhibition-of-acid-sensing-ion-channel-1a-by-diminazene
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Aram J Krauson, James G Rooney, Marcelo D Carattino
Acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs) are trimeric proton-gated cation permeable ion channels expressed primarily in neurons. Here we employed site-directed mutagenesis and electrophysiology to investigate the mechanism of inhibition of ASIC1a by diminazene. This compound inhibits mouse ASIC1a with a half-maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50) of 2.4 μM. At first, we examined whether neutralizing mutations of Glu79 and Glu416 alter diminazene block. These residues form a hexagonal array in the lower palm domain that was previously shown to contribute to pore opening in response to extracellular acidification...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781009/electrically-controlled-drug-release-using-ph-sensitive-polymer-films
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S Ephraim Neumann, Christian F Chamberlayne, Richard N Zare
Drug delivery systems (DDS) that allow spatially and temporally controlled release of drugs are of particular interest in the field of drug delivery. These systems create opportunities for individually tailored doses of drugs to be administered as well as reduce side effects by localizing the initial drug dose to the organ of interest. We present an electroresponsive DDS in the form of a bioresorbable nanocomposite film which operates at low voltages (<-2 V). The method is based on electrochemically generating local pH changes at an electrode surface to induce dissolution of a pH-sensitive polymer, which is used as the carrier material...
May 21, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779963/action-potential-initiation-propagation-and-cortical-invasion-in-the-hyperdirect-pathway-during-subthalamic-deep-brain-stimulation
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Ross W Anderson, AmirAli Farokhniaee, Kabilar Gunalan, Bryan Howell, Cameron C McIntyre
BACKGROUND: High frequency (∼130 Hz) deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic region is an established clinical therapy for the treatment of late stage Parkinson's disease (PD). Direct modulation of the hyperdirect pathway, defined as cortical layer V pyramidal neurons that send an axon collateral to the subthalamic nucleus (STN), has emerged as a possible component of the therapeutic mechanisms. However, numerous questions remain to be addressed on the basic biophysics of hyperdirect pathway stimulation...
May 12, 2018: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776999/stumbling-corrective-reaction-elicited-by-mechanical-and-electrical-stimulation-of-the-saphenous-nerve-in-walking-mice
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William Paganini Mayer, Turgay Akay
The ability to walk around in a natural environment requires the capacity to cope with unexpected obstacles that may disrupt locomotion. One such mechanism is called the stumbling corrective reaction (SCR) that enables animals to step over obstacles that would otherwise disturb the progression of swing movement. Here we use in vivo motion analysis and physiological recording techniques to describe the SCR in mice. We show that SCR can be elicited consistently in mice during locomotion by inserting an obstacle along the path of leg movement during swing phase...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775391/understanding-physical-mechanism-of-low-level-microwave-radiation-effect
#10
Hiie Hinrikus, Maie Bachmann, Jaanus Lass
PURPOSE: This topic review aims to explain the mechanism of low-level microwave radiation effect based on published research results. The review presents the analysis of theoretical and experimental results comprising underlying physics and derived biological-physiological consequences supported by experimental data. CONCLUSIONS: The rotation of dipolar molecules causes polarization of dielectric medium and restructuring of hydrogen bonds between these molecules...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773871/the-somatostatin-secreting-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-in-health-and-disease
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Patrik Rorsman, Mark O Huising
The somatostatin-secreting δ-cells comprise ~5% of the cells of the pancreatic islets. The δ-cells have complex morphology and might interact with many more islet cells than suggested by their low numbers. δ-Cells contain ATP-sensitive potassium channels, which open at low levels of glucose but close when glucose is elevated. This closure initiates membrane depolarization and electrical activity and increased somatostatin secretion. Factors released by neighbouring α-cells or β-cells amplify the glucose-induced effects on somatostatin secretion from δ-cells, which act locally within the islets as paracrine or autocrine inhibitors of insulin, glucagon and somatostatin secretion...
May 17, 2018: Nature Reviews. Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765334/high-frequency-electrical-modulation-of-the-superior-ovarian-nerve-as-a-treatment-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-in-the-rat
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Victor Pikov, Arun Sridhar, Hernan E Lara
The polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most prevalent ovarian pathology in women, with excessive sympathetic activity in the superior ovarian nerve (SON) playing an important role in inducing the PCOS symptoms in the rats and humans. Our previous studies have shown that surgical transection of the SON can reverse the disease progression, prompting us to explore the effect of the kilohertz frequency alternating current (KHFAC) modulation as a method of reversible non-surgical suppression of the nerve activity in the rodent model of PCOS...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760390/olfactory-bulb-acetylcholine-release-dishabituates-odor-responses-and-reinstates-odor-investigation
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M Cameron Ogg, Jordan M Ross, Mounir Bendahmane, Max L Fletcher
Habituation and dishabituation modulate the neural resources and behavioral significance allocated to incoming stimuli across the sensory systems. We characterize these processes in the mouse olfactory bulb (OB) and uncover a role for OB acetylcholine (ACh) in physiological and behavioral olfactory dishabituation. We use calcium imaging in both awake and anesthetized mice to determine the time course and magnitude of OB glomerular habituation during a prolonged odor presentation. In addition, we develop a novel behavioral investigation paradigm to determine how prolonged odor input affects odor salience...
May 14, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758356/the-influence-of-placebo-analgesia-manipulations-on-pain-report-the-nociceptive-flexion-reflex-and-autonomic-responses-to-pain
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Jamie L Rhudy, Yvette M Güereca, Bethany L Kuhn, Shreela Palit, Magne Arve Flaten
Expectations for pain relief and experience/conditioning are psychological factors that contribute to placebo analgesia, yet few studies have studied the physiological mechanisms underlying their effects. This study randomized 133 participants to 4 groups: an expectation only (E-only) group, a conditioning only (C-only) group, an expectation plus conditioning (E+C) group, and a natural history (NH) control group. Painful electric stimulations were delivered before and after an inert cream was applied to the site of stimulation...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758341/effect-of-zembrin-%C3%A2-and-four-of-its-alkaloid-constituents-on-electric-excitability-of-the-rat-hippocampus
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Wilfried Dimpfel, Richard Franklin, Nigel Gericke, Leonie Schombert
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Sceletium tortuosum (Mesembryanthemaceae), a succulent plant indigenous to South Africa. is consumed in the form of teas, decoctions and tinctures and is sometimes smoked and used as snuff. In recent years, Sceletium has received a great deal of commercial interest for relieving stress in healthy people, and for treating a broad range of psychological, psychiatric and inflammatory conditions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The whole extract (Zembrin®) was tested ex vivo in the hippocampus slice preparation after one week of daily oral administration of 5 and 10mg/kg...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758286/a-new-definition-of-an-acupuncture-meridian
#16
Fletcher Kovich
This article provides a new definition of an acupuncture meridian. It suggests that a meridian consists of a distal tract of tissue that is affected by organ function. In the 1960's, Kim discovered the primo vascular system, and regarded the superficial primo vessels as equating to the meridians. Instead, this article suggests that the superficial primo vessels merely underlie the meridians, in that they enable their creation, which is why some meridians are said to occur along the paths of superficial primo vessels...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755590/wide-pulse-high-frequency-low-intensity-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-has-potential-for-targeted-strengthening-of-an-intrinsic-foot-muscle-a-feasibility-study
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Darren C James, Matthew C Solan, Katya N Mileva
Background: Strengthening the intrinsic foot muscles is a poorly understood and largely overlooked area. In this study, we explore the feasibility of strengthening m . abductor hallucis (AH) with a specific paradigm of neuromuscular electrical stimulation; one which is low-intensity in nature and designed to interleave physiologically-relevant low frequency stimulation with high-frequencies to enhance effective current delivery to spinal motoneurones, and enable a proportion of force produced by the target muscle to be generated from a central origin...
2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751641/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-sers-biosensing-for-disease-diagnosis
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REVIEW
T Joshua Moore, Amber S Moody, Taylor D Payne, Grace M Sarabia, Alyssa R Daniel, Bhavya Sharma
For many disease states, positive outcomes are directly linked to early diagnosis, where therapeutic intervention would be most effective. Recently, trends in disease diagnosis have focused on the development of label-free sensing techniques that are sensitive to low analyte concentrations found in the physiological environment. Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) is a powerful vibrational spectroscopy that allows for label-free, highly sensitive, and selective detection of analytes through the amplification of localized electric fields on the surface of a plasmonic material when excited with monochromatic light...
May 11, 2018: Biosensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747703/dark-matters-effects-of-light-at-night-on-metabolism
#19
Randy J Nelson, Souhad Chbeir
Life on earth has evolved during the past several billion years under relatively bright days and dark night conditions. The wide-spread adoption of electric lights during the past century exposed animals, both human and non-human, to significant light at night for the first time in their evolutionary history. Endogenous circadian clocks depend on light to entrain to the external daily environment and seasonal rhythms depend on clear nightly melatonin signals to assess time of year. Thus, light at night can derange temporal adaptations...
May 11, 2018: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745180/-physiological-responses-of-five-plants-in-northwest-china-arid-area-under-drought-stress
#20
Long Ding, Hui Min Zhao, Wen Jing Zeng, Qing Li, Yang Wang, Si Qing Wang
Effects of drought stress on photosynthetic characteristics, water status, physiological and biochemical indexes were studied in five arid area plants in northwest China, including Potentilla fruticosa, Lycium ruthenicum, Caryopteris mongholica, Caragana korshinskii and Hedysarum scoparium, using pot experiments. The results showed that with the prolongation of drought stress, the water conservation capacity of leaves totally increased in above five plants, the leaf relative water content rose first and then fell, and the relative chlorophyll content and chlorophyll fluorescence parameters decreased to some extent...
May 18, 2017: Ying Yong Sheng Tai Xue Bao, the Journal of Applied Ecology
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