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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925825/conscious-control-is-associated-with-freezing-of-mechanical-degrees-of-freedom-during-motor-learning
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Wouter F van Ginneken, Jamie M Poolton, Catherine M Capio, John van der Kamp, Cynthia S Y Choi, Richard S W Masters
This study investigated whether conscious control is associated with freezing of mechanical degrees of freedom during motor learning. Participants practiced a throwing task using either error-strewn or error-reduced practice protocols, which encourage high or low levels of conscious control, respectively. After 24 hr, participants engaged in a series of delayed retention and transfer tests. Furthermore, propensity for conscious control was assessed using participants' ratings and freezing was gauged through movement variability of the throwing arm...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Motor Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855060/trauma-mechanisms-and-injury-patterns-in-pediatric-burn-patients
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Theres Moehrlen, Thomas Szucs, Markus A Landolt, Martin Meuli, Clemens Schiestl, Ueli Moehrlen
The objective of this study was to evaluate the frequency, severity, exact patterns and mechanisms of burn injuries in children. The patient records of children with acute burns admitted to the University Children's Hospital of Zurich were retrospectively reviewed over an 11year period. The age group with the highest risk, were children under the age of five (69%). Boys were overrepresented in all age groups, but the gender imbalance increased with age. Infants and toddlers were mainly injured by scalds and contact burns...
August 27, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854061/lassoing-skill-through-learner-choice
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Gabriele Wulf, Takehiro Iwatsuki, Brittney Machin, Jessica Kellogg, Clint Copeland, Rebecca Lewthwaite
The authors examined several issues related to the motor learning benefits resulting from giving learners choices. In 2 experiments, participants practiced a novel task, throwing a lasso. In Experiment 1, giving learners a choice ostensibly irrelevant to performance (color of mat under target) resulted in enhanced learning relative to a control group. The choice group also reported more positive affect. Experiment 2 compared the effectiveness of task-irrelevant (mat color) versus task-relevant (video demonstrations of the skill) choices...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Motor Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806094/the-relationship-of-throwing-arm-mechanics-and-elbow-varus-torque-within-subject-variation-for-professional-baseball-pitchers-across-82-000-throws
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Christopher L Camp, Travis G Tubbs, Glenn S Fleisig, Joshua S Dines, David M Dines, David W Altchek, Brittany Dowling
BACKGROUND: Likely due to the high level of strain exerted across the elbow during the throwing motion, elbow injuries are on the rise in baseball. To identify at-risk athletes and guide postinjury return-to-throw programs, a better understanding of the variables that influence elbow varus torque is desired. PURPOSE: To describe the within-subject relationship between elbow varus torque and arm slot and arm rotation in professional baseball pitchers. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive laboratory study...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763703/multifractal-foundations-of-visually-guided-aiming-and-adaptation-to-prismatic-perturbation
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Nicole S Carver, Danica Bojovic, Damian G Kelty-Stephen
Visually-guided action of tossing to a target allows examining coordination between mechanical information for maintaining posture while throwing and visual information for aiming. Previous research indicates that relationships between visual and mechanical information persist in tossing behavior long enough for mechanical cues to prompt recall of past visual impressions. Multifractal analysis might model the long-term coordinations among movement components as visual information changes. We asked 32 adult participants (6 female, 25 male, one not conforming to gender binary; aged M=19...
July 29, 2017: Human Movement Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728857/-rosacea-new-data-for-better-care
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B Cribier
In the last 10 years, numerous studies have been published that throw new light on rosacea, in all areas of the disease. This overview summarises all the key developments, based on the indexed bibliography appearing in Medline between 2007 and 2017. Recent epidemiological data show that the prevalence of the disease is doubtless greater than estimated hitherto (more than 10% of adults in some countries) and that we should not overlook rosacea in subjects with skin phototypes V or VI, a condition that exists on all continents...
July 17, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699497/quantitative-structure-activity-relationships-of-aquatic-narcosis-a-review
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Chandana Adhikari, Bijay Kumar Mishra
BACKGROUND: Prior estimation of toxicity of each and every, existing and yet to be synthesized chemicals is a must to elude their adverse effect on the environment. Experimental determination of such parameters is time consuming, cost effective and above all it demands the sacrifice of many vertebrates. At this end the REACH regulations advocate for the use of non-testing predictive methods such as read-across, weight-of-evidence and QSAR (quantitative structure-activity relationship) techniques...
July 11, 2017: Current Computer-aided Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692836/multi-body-dynamic-coupling-mechanism-for-generating-throwing-arm-velocity-during-baseball-pitching
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Kozo Naito, Tokio Takagi, Hideaki Kubota, Takeo Maruyama
The purpose of this study was to identify the detailed mechanism how the maximum throwing arm endpoint velocity is determined by the muscular torques and non-muscular interactive torques from the perspective of the dynamic coupling among the trunk, thorax and throwing and non-throwing arm segments. The pitching movements of ten male collegiate baseball pitchers were measured by a three-dimensional motion capture system. Using the induced-segmental velocity analysis (IVA) developed in this study, the maximum fingertip velocity of the throwing arm (MFV) was decomposed into each contribution of the muscular torques, passive motion-dependent torques due to gyroscopic moment, Coriolis force and centrifugal force, and other interactive torque components...
August 2017: Human Movement Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676850/current-therapeutic-approach-to-hypertrophic-scars
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Zrinka Bukvić Mokos, Anamaria Jović, Lovorka Grgurević, Ivo Dumić-Čule, Krešimir Kostović, Romana Čeović, Branka Marinović
Abnormal scarring and its accompanying esthetic, functional, and psychological sequelae still pose significant challe nges. To date, there is no satisfactory prevention or treatment option for hypertrophic scars (HSs), which is mostly due to not completely comprehending the mechanisms underlying their formation. That is why the apprehension of regular and controlled physiological processes of scar formation is of utmost importance when facing hypertrophic scarring, its pathophysiology, prevention, and therapeutic approach...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675222/the-memristive-effect-as-a-novelty-in-drug-monitoring
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Ioulia Tzouvadaki, Nima Aliakbarinodehi, Giovanni De Micheli, Sandro Carrara
Nanoscale devices exhibiting memristive properties show great potential in a plethora of applications. In this work, memristive nanowires are presented for the first time as ideal candidates for absolutely novel, ultrasensitive, highly specific and selective drug-biosensors, also paving the way for real-time monitoring applications, in coupling with the restoration properties of DNA-aptamers. The hysteretic properties exhibited by the hereby-presented special nanodevices, modified via surface treatments, are leveraged along the complete cycle consisting of DNA-aptamer immobilization, target binding, and DNA-aptamer regeneration for successful and effective detection of Tenofovir, an antiviral drug for HIV treatment, in buffer as well as in non-diluted human serum...
July 13, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641241/influence-of-shoulder-kinematic-estimate-on-joint-and-muscle-mechanics-predicted-by-musculoskeletal-model
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Yoann Blache, Mickael Begon
Little information is available in the existing literature regarding the influence of the scapular kinematic estimate method on musculoskeletal analysis. This study aimed to assess the propagation of errors due to the method used for scapular kinematics reconstruction in the workflow of musculoskeletal modeling (joint kinematics, joint torques, muscle force and joint reaction force) in shoulder and upper-limb movements. Two participants performed functional (arm elevation and rotation), daily life (eating and reaching pants pockets) and sports movements (a simulated throwing maneuver)...
June 15, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619447/similar-movements-are-associated-with-drastically-different-muscle-contraction-velocities
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Daniel A Hagen, Francisco J Valero-Cuevas
We investigated how kinematic redundancy interacts with the neurophysiological control mechanisms required for smooth and accurate, rapid limb movements. Biomechanically speaking, tendon excursions are over-determined because the rotation of few joints determines the lengths and velocities of many muscles. But how different are the muscle velocity profiles induced by various, equally valid hand trajectories? We used an 18-muscle sagittal-plane arm model to calculate 100,000 feasible shoulder, elbow, and wrist joint rotations that produced valid basketball free throws with different hand trajectories, but identical initial and final hand positions and velocities...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588362/folic-acid-modulates-matrix-metalloproteinase-2-expression-alleviates-neuropathic-pain-and-improves-functional-recovery-in-spinal-cord-injured-rats
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Gurwattan S Miranpuri, Sivan Vadakkadath Meethal, Emmanuel Sampene, Abhishek Chopra, Seah Buttar, Carrie Nacht, Neydis Moreno, Kush Patel, Lisa Liu, Anupama Singh, Chandra K Singh, Nithya Hariharan, Bermans Iskandar, Daniel K Resnick
BACKGROUND: The molecular underpinnings of spinal cord injury (SCI) associated with neuropathic pain (NP) are unknown. Recent studies have demonstrated that matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) such as MMP2 play a critical role in inducing NP following SCI. Promoter methylation of MMPs is known to suppress their transcription and reduce NP. In this context, it has been shown in rodents that folic acid (FA), an FDA approved dietary supplement and key methyl donor in the central nervous system (CNS), increases axonal regeneration and repair of injured CNS in part via methylation...
May 2017: Annals of Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583359/narrative-and-natural-history-in-the-eighteenth-century
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Mary Terrall
In the eighteenth century, natural histories of animals incorporated narratives about animal behaviour and narratives of discovery and experimentation. Naturalists used first-person accounts to link the stories of their scientific investigations to the stories of the animal lives they were studying. Understanding nature depended on narratives that shifted back and forth in any given text between animal and human, and between individual cases and generalizations about species. This paper explores the uses of narrative through examples from the work of René-Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur and Abraham Trembley...
April 2017: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582519/x-chromosome-inactivation-in-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-as-a-model-for-human-development-back-to-the-drawing-board
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Mieke Geens, Susana M Chuva De Sousa Lopes
BACKGROUND: Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSC), both embryonic and induced (hESC and hiPSC), are regarded as a valuable in vitro model for early human development. In order to fulfil this promise, it is important that these cells mimic as closely as possible the in vivo molecular events, both at the genetic and epigenetic level. One of the most important epigenetic events during early human development is X chromosome inactivation (XCI), the transcriptional silencing of one of the two X chromosomes in female cells...
September 1, 2017: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575638/elbow-injuries-in-professional-baseball-epidemiological-findings-from-the-major-league-baseball-injury-surveillance-system
#16
Michael G Ciccotti, Keisha M Pollack, Michael C Ciccotti, John D'Angelo, Christopher S Ahmad, David Altchek, James Andrews, Frank C Curriero
BACKGROUND: Elbow injuries cause significant disability for the throwing athlete. Scant data are available on the distribution and characteristics of these injuries in elite baseball players. No study exists that focuses solely on the epidemiological characteristics of elbow injuries in professional baseball players using a comprehensive injury surveillance system. HYPOTHESIS: Professional baseball players have a high occurrence of elbow injuries influenced by factors including length of time playing, time period within the annual baseball season, and specific position played...
August 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546875/spinal-cord-infarct-caused-from-suspected-fibrocartilaginous-embolism
#17
Ayham M Alkhachroum, Danielle Weiss, Alan Lerner, Michael A De Georgia
INTRODUCTION: We report a case of spinal cord infarct as a result of suspected fibrocartilaginous embolism (FCE). CASE PRESENTATION: A 23-year-old man presented with sudden onset cervical and upper back pain followed by progressive weakness in his extremities after throwing a baseball. History, neurologic examination and spinal cord imaging were consistent with spinal cord infarct. We believe the cause was from FCE. DISCUSSION: Though rare, physicians should be familiar with this diagnosis and the proposed mechanisms...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538869/potential-mechanisms-linking-probiotics-to-diabetes-a-narrative-review-of-the-literature
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Maryam Miraghajani, Somayeh Shahraki Dehsoukhteh, Nahid Rafie, Sahar Golpour Hamedani, Sima Sabihi, Reza Ghiasvand
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Some studies have suggested a wide range of possible mechanisms through which probiotics may play a role in diabetes prevention and treatment. However, the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. We conducted this study to review the potential mechanisms suggested for the effect of probiotics in diabetes. DESIGN AND SETTING: Narrative review conducted at the Food Security Research Center of Isfahan. METHODS: A search in the electronic databases MEDLINE (PubMed), Cochrane Library, Web of Science and Google scholar was performed up to October 2016...
March 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536357/glycosylated-triterpenoids-as-endosomal-escape-enhancers-in-targeted-tumor-therapies
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REVIEW
Hendrik Fuchs, Nicole Niesler, Alexandra Trautner, Simko Sama, Gerold Jerz, Hossein Panjideh, Alexander Weng
Protein-based targeted toxins play an increasingly important role in targeted tumor therapies. In spite of their high intrinsic toxicity, their efficacy in animal models is low. A major reason for this is the limited entry of the toxin into the cytosol of the target cell, which is required to mediate the fatal effect. Target receptor bound and internalized toxins are mostly either recycled back to the cell surface or lysosomally degraded. This might explain why no antibody-targeted protein toxin has been approved for tumor therapeutic applications by the authorities to date although more than 500 targeted toxins have been developed within the last decades...
March 29, 2017: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498227/mechanisms-and-treatments-for-shoulder-injuries-in-overhead-throwing-athletes
#20
Jason L Zaremski, Joseph G Wasser, Heather K Vincent
Shoulder injuries in overhead throwing athletes are very common. Throwing volume and mechanical forces that are placed on the glenohumeral joint and associated soft tissue structures are contributors. Poor biomechanics and weak links in the kinetic chain place this athletic population at increased risk for shoulder injuries. Common biomechanical deficiencies in overhead throwing athletes typically involve poor sequential timing of muscle activity and insufficient coordination also presented in shoulder elevation and other functional tasks...
May 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
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