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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742117/comparison-of-gcamp3-and-gcamp6f-for-studying-astrocyte-ca2-dynamics-in-the-awake-mouse-brain
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Liang Ye, Mateen A Haroon, Angelica Salinas, Martin Paukert
In recent years it has become increasingly clear that astrocytes play a much more active role in neural processes than the traditional view of them as supporting cells suggests. Although not electrically excitable, astrocytes exhibit diverse Ca2+ dynamics across spatial and temporal scales, more or less dependent on the animal's behavioral state. Ca2+ dynamics range from global elevations lasting multiple seconds encompassing the soma up to the finest processes, to short elevations restricted to so-called microdomains within fine processes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738342/a-succinct-history-of-sleep-medicine
#2
Leh-Kiong Anne Huon, Christian Guilleminault
Although sleep and sleep disorders have been studied for centuries, it was the development of sophisticated tools to monitor eye movements, brain waves, and muscle tone in the mid-20th century that led to modern sleep research. These tools allowed neuroscientists to distinguish between different "states" or "phases" of sleep, and to relate these findings to sleep disorders. This review chronicles the groundbreaking work of the pioneers in this field, and the impact their findings have had on patients today.
2017: Advances in Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736662/can-time-resolved-nirs-provide-the-sensitivity-to-detect-brain-activity-during-motor-imagery-consistently
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Androu Abdalmalak, Daniel Milej, Mamadou Diop, Mahsa Shokouhi, Lorina Naci, Adrian M Owen, Keith St Lawrence
Previous functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies have shown that a subgroup of patients diagnosed as being in a vegetative state are aware and able to communicate by performing a motor imagery task in response to commands. Due to the fMRI's cost and accessibility, there is a need for exploring different imaging modalities that can be used at the bedside. A promising technique is functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) that has been successfully applied to measure brain oxygenation in humans...
April 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735143/transcranial-low-level-laser-therapy-improves-brain-mitochondrial-function-and-cognitive-impairment-in-d-galactose-induced-aging-mice
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Farzad Salehpour, Nahid Ahmadian, Seyed Hossein Rasta, Mehdi Farhoudi, Pouran Karimi, Saeed Sadigh-Eteghad
Mitochondrial function plays a key role in the aging-related cognitive impairment, and photoneuromodulation of mitochondria by transcranial low-level laser therapy (LLLT) may contribute to its improvement. This study focused on the transcranial LLLT effects on the D-galactose (DG)-induced mitochondrial dysfunction, apoptosis, and cognitive impairment in mice. For this purpose, red and near-infrared (NIR) laser wavelengths (660 and 810 nm) at 2 different fluencies (4 and 8 J/cm(2)) at 10-Hz pulsed wave mode were administrated transcranially 3 d/wk in DG-received (500 mg/kg/subcutaneous) mice model of aging for 6 weeks...
July 6, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730834/resveratrol-alleviates-ethanol-induced-hormonal-and-metabolic-disturbances-in-the-rat
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J Popelář, M Díaz Gómez, J Lindovský, N Rybalko, J Burianová, T Oohashi, J Syka
Brain-specific link protein Bral2 represents a substantial component of perineuronal nets (PNNs) enwrapping neurons in the central nervous system. To elucidate the role of Bral2 in auditory signal processing, the hearing function in knockout Bral2(-/-) (KO) mice was investigated using behavioral and electrophysiological methods and compared with wild type Bral2(+/+) (WT) mice. The amplitudes of the acoustic startle reflex (ASR) and the efficiency of the prepulse inhibition of ASR (PPI of ASR), produced by prepulse noise stimulus or gap in continuous noise, was similar in 2-week-old WT and KO mice...
July 18, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729901/aptamer-functionalized-neural-recording-electrodes-for-the-direct-measurement-of-cocaine-in-vivo
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I Mitch Taylor, Zhanhong Du, Emma T Bigelow, James R Eles, Anthony R Horner, Kasey A Catt, Stephen G Weber, Brian G Jamieson, X Tracy Cui
Cocaine is a highly addictive psychostimulant that acts through competitive inhibition of the dopamine transporter. In order to fully understand the region specific neuropathology of cocaine abuse and addiction, it is unequivocally necessary to develop cocaine sensing technology capable of directly measuring real-time cocaine transient events local to different brain regions throughout the pharmacokinetic time course of exposure. We have developed an electrochemical aptamer-based in vivo cocaine sensor on a silicon based neural recording probe platform capable of directly measuring cocaine from discrete brain locations using square wave voltammetry (SWV)...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Materials Chemistry. B, Materials for Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729692/extensive-astrocyte-synchronization-advances-neuronal-coupling-in-slow-wave-activity-in-vivo
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Zsolt Szabó, László Héja, Gergely Szalay, Orsolya Kékesi, András Füredi, Kornélia Szebényi, Árpád Dobolyi, Tamás I Orbán, Orsolya Kolacsek, Tamás Tompa, Zsombor Miskolczy, László Biczók, Balázs Rózsa, Balázs Sarkadi, Julianna Kardos
Slow wave activity (SWA) is a characteristic brain oscillation in sleep and quiet wakefulness. Although the cell types contributing to SWA genesis are not yet identified, the principal role of neurons in the emergence of this essential cognitive mechanism has not been questioned. To address the possibility of astrocytic involvement in SWA, we used a transgenic rat line expressing a calcium sensitive fluorescent protein in both astrocytes and interneurons and simultaneously imaged astrocytic and neuronal activity in vivo...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726571/primary-blast-causes-delayed-effects-without-cell-death-in-shell-encased-brain-cell-aggregates
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Thomas Sawyer, Yushan Wang, David V Ritzel, Tyson Josey, Mercy Villanueva, Cory Vair, Yanfeng Song, Yimin Shei, Steven Parks, Peggy Nelson, Grant Hennes, Lori McLaws, Changyan Fan
Previous work used underwater explosive exposures to isolate the effects of shock-induced principle stress without shear on rat brain aggregate cultures. This current study has utilized simulated air blast to expose aggregates in suspension and enclosed within a spherical shell, enabling the examination of a much more complex biomechanical insult. Culture medium-filled spheres were exposed to single pulse overpressures of 15-30 psi (6-7 msec duration) and measurements within the sphere at defined sites showed complex and spatially dependent pressure changes...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725869/automated-approach-to-detecting-behavioral-states-using-eeg-dabs
#9
Zachary B Loris, Mathew Danzi, Justin Sick, W Dalton Dietrich, Helen M Bramlett, Thomas Sick
Electrocorticographic (ECoG) signals represent cortical electrical dipoles generated by synchronous local field potentials that result from simultaneous firing of neurons at distinct frequencies (brain waves). Since different brain waves correlate to different behavioral states, ECoG signals presents a novel strategy to detect complex behaviors. We developed a program, EEG Detection Analysis for Behavioral States (EEG-DABS) that advances Fast Fourier Transforms through ECoG signals time series, separating it into (user defined) frequency bands and normalizes them to reduce variability...
July 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725281/introduction-testing-and-refining-marc-lewis-s-critique-of-the-brain-disease-model-of-addiction
#10
Anke Snoek, Steve Matthews
In this introduction we set out some salient themes that will help structure understanding of a complex set of intersecting issues discussed in this special issue on the work of Marc Lewis: (1) conceptual foundations of the disease model, (2) tolerating the disease model given socio-political environments, and (3) A third wave: refining conceptualization of addiction in the light of Lewis's model.
2017: Neuroethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721356/targeted-ischemic-stroke-induction-and-mesoscopic-imaging-assessment-of-blood-flow-and-ischemic-depolarization-in-awake-mice
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Matilde Balbi, Matthieu P Vanni, Gergely Silasi, Yuki Sekino, Luis Bolanos, Jeffrey M LeDue, Timothy H Murphy
Despite advances in experimental stroke models, confounding factors such as anesthetics used during stroke induction remain. Furthermore, imaging of blood flow during stroke is not routinely done. We take advantage of in vivo bihemispheric transcranial windows for longitudinal mesoscopic imaging of cortical function to establish a protocol for focal ischemic stroke induction in target brain regions using photothrombosis in awake head-fixed mice. Our protocol does not require any surgical steps at the time of stroke induction or anesthetics during either head fixation or photoactivation...
July 2017: Neurophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717183/the-characterization-of-hippocampal-theta-driving-neurons-a-time-delayed-mutual-information-approach
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Songting Li, Jiamin Xu, Guifen Chen, Longnian Lin, Douglas Zhou, David Cai
Interneurons are important for computation in the brain, in particular, in the information processing involving the generation of theta oscillations in the hippocampus. Yet the functional role of interneurons in the theta generation remains to be elucidated. Here we use time-delayed mutual information to investigate information flow related to a special class of interneurons-theta-driving neurons in the hippocampal CA1 region of the mouse-to characterize the interactions between theta-driving neurons and theta oscillations...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715004/an-implantable-multimodal-sensor-for-oxygen-neurotransmitters-and-electrophysiology-during-spreading-depolarization-in-the-deep-brain
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Caddy N Hobbs, Justin A Johnson, Matthew D Verber, R Mark Wightman
Brain tissue injury is often accompanied by spreading depolarization (SD) events, marked by widespread cellular depolarization and cessation of neuronal firing. SD recruits viable tissue into the lesion, making it a focus for intervention. During SD, drastic fluctuations occur in ion gradients, extracellular neurotransmitter concentrations, cellular metabolism, and cerebral blood flow. Measuring SD requires a multimodal approach to capture the array of changes. However, the use of multiple sensors can inflict tissue damage...
July 17, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710397/brain-specific-lamellipodin-knockout-results-in-hyperactivity-and-increased-anxiety-of-mice
#14
Cristian Bodo, Cathy Fernandes, Matthias Krause
Lamellipodin (Lpd) functions as an important signalling integrator downstream of growth factor and axon guidance receptors. Mechanistically, Lpd promotes actin polymerization by interacting with F-actin and the actin effectors Ena/VASP proteins and the SCAR/WAVE complex. Thereby, Lpd supports lamellipodia protrusion, cell migration and endocytosis. In the mammalian central nervous system, Lpd contributes to neuronal morphogenesis, neuronal migration during development and its C. elegans orthologue MIG-10 also supports synaptogenesis...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709287/mode-locking-behavior-of-izhikevich-neurons-under-periodic-external-forcing
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AmirAli Farokhniaee, Edward W Large
Many neurons in the auditory system of the brain must encode periodic signals. These neurons under periodic stimulation display rich dynamical states including mode locking and chaotic responses. Periodic stimuli such as sinusoidal waves and amplitude modulated sounds can lead to various forms of n:m mode-locked states, in which a neuron fires n action potentials per m cycles of the stimulus. Here, we study mode-locking in the Izhikevich neurons, a reduced model of the Hodgkin-Huxley neurons. The Izhikevich model is much simpler in terms of the dimension of the coupled nonlinear differential equations compared with other existing models, but excellent for generating the complex spiking patterns observed in real neurons...
June 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708963/a-qualitative-study-adopting-a-user-centered-approach-to-design-and-validate-a-brain-computer-interface-for-cognitive-rehabilitation-for-people-with-brain-injury
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Suzanne Martin, Elaine Armstrong, Eileen Thomson, Eloisa Vargiu, Marc Solà, Stefan Dauwalder, Felip Miralles, Jean Daly Lynn
Cognitive rehabilitation is established as a core intervention within rehabilitation programs following a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Digitally enabled assistive technologies offer opportunities for clinicians to increase remote access to rehabilitation supporting transition into home. Brain Computer Interface (BCI) systems can harness the residual abilities of individuals with limited function to gain control over computers through their brain waves. This paper presents an online cognitive rehabilitation application developed with therapists, to work remotely with people who have TBI, who will use BCI at home to engage in the therapy...
July 14, 2017: Assistive Technology: the Official Journal of RESNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706307/effect-of-shock-induced-cavitation-bubble-collapse-on-the-damage-in-the-simulated-perineuronal-net-of-the-brain
#17
Yuan-Ting Wu, Ashfaq Adnan
The purpose of this study is to conduct modeling and simulation to understand the effect of shock-induced mechanical loading, in the form of cavitation bubble collapse, on damage to the brain's perineuronal nets (PNNs). It is known that high-energy implosion due to cavitation collapse is responsible for corrosion or surface damage in many mechanical devices. In this case, cavitation refers to the bubble created by pressure drop. The presence of a similar damage mechanism in biophysical systems has long being suspected but not well-explored...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704398/temporal-dynamics-of-neurogenomic-plasticity-in-response-to-social-interactions-in-male-threespined-sticklebacks
#18
Syed Abbas Bukhari, Michael C Saul, Christopher H Seward, Huimin Zhang, Miles Bensky, Noelle James, Sihai Dave Zhao, Sriram Chandrasekaran, Lisa Stubbs, Alison M Bell
Animals exhibit dramatic immediate behavioral plasticity in response to social interactions, and brief social interactions can shape the future social landscape. However, the molecular mechanisms contributing to behavioral plasticity are unclear. Here, we show that the genome dynamically responds to social interactions with multiple waves of transcription associated with distinct molecular functions in the brain of male threespined sticklebacks, a species famous for its behavioral repertoire and evolution. Some biological functions (e...
July 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701669/muscle-weakness-is-associated-with-an-increase-of-left-ventricular-mass-through-excessive-blood-pressure-elevation-during-exercise-in-patients-with-hypertension
#19
Yumi Kamada, Takashi Masuda, Shinya Tanaka, Ayako Akiyama, Takeshi Nakamura, Nobuaki Hamazaki, Michihito Okubo, Naoyuki Kobayashi, Junya Ako
Autonomic imbalance in hypertension induces excessive blood pressure (BP) elevation during exercise, thereby increasing left ventricular mass (LVM). Although muscle weakness enhances autonomic imbalance by stimulating muscle sympathetic activity during exercise, it is unclear whether muscle weakness is associated with an increase of LVM in patients with hypertension. This study aimed to investigate the relationships between muscle weakness, BP elevation during exercise, and LVM in these patients. Eighty-six hypertensive patients aged 69 ± 8 years with controlled resting BP (ie, < 140/90 mmHg) were recruited...
July 13, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698108/imaging-at-ultrahigh-magnetic-fields-history-challenges-and-solutions
#20
Kamil Uğurbil
Following early efforts in applying nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to study biological processes in intact systems, and particularly since the introduction of 4 T human scanners circa 1990, rapid progress was made in imaging and spectroscopy studies of humans at 4 T and animal models at 9.4 T, leading to the introduction of 7 T and higher magnetic fields for human investigation at about the turn of the century. Work conducted on these platforms has provided numerous technological solutions to challenges posed at these ultrahigh fields, and demonstrated the existence of significant advantages in signal-to-noise ratio and biological information content...
July 8, 2017: NeuroImage
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