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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630582/doubly-disadvantaged-the-relative-age-effect-in-poland-s-basketball-players
#1
Krystian Rubajczyk, Kamil Świerzko, Andrzej Rokita
The aim of this study was to identify the relative age effect (RAE) in young Polish male (n = 3849) and female (n = 3419) basketball players aged 14 to 22 years competing in the elite games of the Polish Youth Championships. The distribution of birth dates, body height, players' match statistics, and the results of teams participating in championships were identified. The RAE was observed in male and female group, regardless of players age. Nevertheless, the greatest disproportion in the distribution of dates of birth was found in U16 group of boys (V = 0...
June 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630578/are-change-of-direction-speed-and-reactive-agility-useful-for-determining-the-optimal-field-position-for-young-soccer-players
#2
Giovanni Fiorilli, Enzo Iuliano, Michalis Mitrotasios, Eugenio M Pistone, Giovanna Aquino, Giuseppe Calcagno, Alessandra di Cagno
Change Of Direction Speed (CODS) and Reactive Agility (RA) are two determining factors in the ability of young soccer players. We aimed to verify if CODS and RA could be useful in order to establish the best young soccer player field position. Ninety-two elite soccer players (15.18 ± 1.21 years, weight 59.18 ± 9.93, height 1.72 ± 0.08, BMI 19.76 ± 2.22), belonging to two youth categories from the Italian First and Second Divisions, volunteered in this study. The participants included 32 defenders (15.06 ± 0...
June 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630569/leadership-preferences-of-adolescent-players-in-sport-influence-of-coach-gender
#3
Angelita B Cruz, Hyun-Duck Kim
The authors investigated the coaching behavior preferences and the relationships of these preferences with variables such as gender, type of sport, playing experience, competitive level, and coach gender among young athletes in the national badminton league. Participants were 167 elementary and high school badminton players (91 girls and 76 boys; age range = 9-18 years; M = 13.5 (SD = 2.22) years) competing in the badminton event of a national league. Players' preferences for coaching behavior were measured using athlete preference version of the LSS to evaluate the five dimensions of leadership behavior in a sporting context...
June 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630324/trust-is-heritable-whereas-distrust-is-not
#4
Martin Reimann, Oliver Schilke, Karen S Cook
Why do people distrust others in social exchange? To what degree, if at all, is distrust subject to genetic influences, and thus possibly heritable, and to what degree is it nurtured by families and immediate peers who encourage young people to be vigilant and suspicious of others? Answering these questions could provide fundamental clues about the sources of individual differences in the disposition to distrust, including how they may differ from the sources of individual differences in the disposition to trust...
June 19, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628369/premier-league-academy-soccer-players-experiences-of-competing-in-a-tournament-bio-banded-for-biological-maturation
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Sean P Cumming, Daniel J Brown, Siobhan Mitchell, James Bunce, Dan Hunt, Chris Hedges, Gregory Crane, Aleks Gross, Sam Scott, Ed Franklin, Dave Breakspear, Luke Dennison, Paul White, Andrew Cain, Joey C Eisenmann, Robert M Malina
Individual differences in the growth and maturation have been shown to impact player performance and development in youth soccer. This study investigated Premier League academy players' experiences of participating in a tournament bio-banded for biological maturation. Players (N = 66) from four professional soccer clubs aged 11 and 14 years and between 85-90% of adult stature participated in a tournament. Players competed in three 11 vs 11 games on a full size pitch with 25-min halves. Sixteen players participated in four 15-min focus groups and were asked to describe their experiences of participating in the bio-banded tournament in comparison to age group competition...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624016/longitudinal-change-in-patellofemoral-cartilage-thickness-cartilage-t2-relaxation-times-and-subchondral-bone-plate-area-in-adolescent-vs-mature-athletes
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Adam G Culvenor, Wolfgang Wirth, Susanne Maschek, Heide Boeth, Gerd Diederichs, Georg Duda, Felix Eckstein
OBJECTIVE: Patellofemoral cartilage changes have been evaluated in knee trauma and osteoarthritis; however, little is known about changes in patellar and trochlear cartilage thickness, T2 relaxation-time and subchondral bone plate area (tAB) during growth. Our prospective study aimed to explore longitudinal change in patellofemoral cartilage thickness, T2 and tAB in adolescent athletes, and to compare these data with those of mature (i.e., adult) athletes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 20 adolescent (age 16±1years) and 20 mature (46±5years) volleyball players were studied over 2-years (10 men and 10 women each group)...
July 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611515/transition-of-pediatric-to-adult-care-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-is-it-as-easy-as-1-2-3
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Anita Afzali, Ghassan Wahbeh
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a heterogeneous group of chronic diseases with a rising prevalence in the pediatric population, and up to 25% of IBD patients are diagnosed before 18 years of age. Adolescents with IBD tend to have more severe and extensive disease and eventually require graduation from pediatric care toadult services. The transition of patients from pediatric to adult gastroenterologists requires careful preparation and coordination, with involvement of all key players to ensure proper collaboration of care and avoid interruption in care...
May 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609152/age-related-cognitive-effects-of-videogame-playing-across-the-adult-life-span
#8
Ping Wang, Xing-Ting Zhu, Han-Hui Liu, Yi-Wen Zhang, Yang Hu, Hui-Jie Li, Xi-Nian Zuo
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies found positive influences of videogame playing on cognition. However, the age-related and task-related effects of videogame experience across the adult life span are still unknown. The current study aimed to systematically investigate this question. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The current study used the cross-sectional approach. A total of 166 participants (84 videogame players [VGPs], 82 nonvideogame players [NVGPs]) at the age of 18-80 in the present study were recruited, including 62 young adults aged from 18 to 34 (35 VGPs, 27 NVGPs), 55 middle-aged adults aged between 35 and 59 (24 VGPs, 31 NVGPs), and 49 older adults aged between 60 and 80 (25 VGPs, 24 NVGPs)...
June 13, 2017: Games for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602808/in-silico-cardiac-aging-regulatory-model-including-microrna-post-transcriptional-regulation
#9
Gianfranco Politano, Federica Logrand, Mara Brancaccio, Stefano Di Carlo
In most developed countries, cardiovascular diseases are among the top causes of death and their development has been shown closely related to aging. In this context, because of their ability to pervasively influence gene networks, miRs have been found as possible key players in the development of cardiac pathologies, suggesting their potential role as therapeutic targets or diagnostic markers. Based on these assumptions, we hereby present a computational study that applies data fusion techniques coupled with network analysis theory to identify a regulatory model able to represent the relationship between key genes and miRs involved in cardiac senescence processes...
June 7, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599013/thumb-rest-position-and-its-role-in-neuromuscular-control-of-the-clarinet-task
#10
Kathryn E Young, Sara A Winges
Musicians spend long hours of practice and performance to master their instrument. Clarinet players support their roughly 2-lb instrument on the right-hand thumb, which results in cumulative static loading of the arm. This posture in turn can cause discomfort and, in some cases, evolve into debilitating overuse injuries and pain throughout the right upper limb. Altering the thumb-rest position has been proposed as a way to alleviate this discomfort, although no quantitative research has been conducted on this issue...
June 2017: Medical Problems of Performing Artists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595239/changes-in-sprint-related-outcomes-during-a-period-of-systematic-training-in-a-girls-soccer-academy
#11
Matthew David Wright, Greg Atkinson
Longitudinal data tracking performance indicators collected during structured training are lacking in young female soccer players. Therefore, changes in 5-m acceleration, 20-m speed, change-of-direction speed and repeated-sprint ability were quantified during a three-year period in an FA Centre of Excellence. Fourteen players (mean age = 12.1 years, SD = ±0.9) were recruited and their best performance scores from pre-season and in-season testing were averaged. Players were typically exposed to soccer (2 x 90 min per week) and strength and conditioning training (1 x 70 min per week) and played 20 soccer matches (50-80 min) during 35-week seasons...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595116/the-unique-spliceosome-signature-of-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-is-mediated-by-snrpa1-snrpd1-and-pnn
#12
Young-Dae Kim, Jungwoon Lee, Han-Seop Kim, Mi-Ok Lee, Mi-Young Son, Chae Hwa Yoo, Jung-Kyun Choi, Sang Chul Lee, Yee Sook Cho
Spliceosomes are the core host of pre-mRNA splicing, allowing multiple protein isoforms to be produced from a single gene. Herein, we reveal that spliceosomes are more abundant in human pluripotent stem cells (hPSs), including human embryonic stem cells (hESs) and human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSs), than non-hPSs, and their presence is associated with high transcriptional activity. Supportively, spliceosomal components involved in the catalytically active pre-mRNA splicing step were mainly co-localized with hPS spliceosomes...
May 30, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594347/-hidden-habitus-a-qualitative-study-of-socio-ecological-influences-on-drinking-practices-and-social-identity-in-mid-adolescence
#13
Stephanie Scott, Janet Shucksmith, Rachel Baker, Eileen Kaner
This study explored mid-adolescents' views and experiences of socio-ecological influences on their drinking practices in order to help inform the development of interventions to reduce alcohol-related risk. We conducted 31 in-depth interviews with young people aged 13-17 in North East England. Verbatim interview transcripts and field notes were coded systematically and analysed thematically, following the principles of constant comparison. We adopted Bourdieu's idea of social game-playing and elements of his conceptual toolkit (particularly habitus, capital and field) during analysis...
June 8, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575923/the-effect-of-a-simulated-soccer-match-on-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-risk-factors
#14
Matthew Wright, Paul Chesterton, Mark Wijnbergen, Adrian O'Rourke, Tom Macpherson
To investigate the effect of within match fatigue on knee kinematics and jump kinetics in girls' soccer players, a quasi-experiment time series design was employed collecting data before, after and at 15-min intervals during a 90-min simulated soccer match. 15 girl players (age 13.1±1.4 years) performed a counter movement jump and a single-leg drop jump. Mean concentric force and flight time to contraction time ratio were derived from the counter movement jump. Knee valgus and flexion angles were calculated during the single-leg drop from 3-dimensional motion capture...
June 2, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572775/perceptions-of-the-coach-athlete-relationship-predict-the-attainment-of-mastery-achievement-goals-six-months-later-a-two-wave-longitudinal-study-among-f-a-premier-league-academy-soccer-players
#15
Adam R Nicholls, Keith Earle, Fiona Earle, Daniel J Madigan
All football teams that compete within the F. A. Premier League possess an academy, whose objective is to produce more and better home-grown players that are capable of playing professionally. These young players spend a large amount of time with their coach, but little is known about player's perception of the coach-athlete relationship within F. A. Premier League Academies. The objectives of this study were to examine whether perceptions of the coach-athlete relationship changed over six months and if the coach-athlete relationship predicted self-reported goal achievement among F...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567012/age-dependent-protein-aggregation-initiates-amyloid-%C3%AE-aggregation
#16
Nicole Groh, Anika Bühler, Chaolie Huang, Ka Wan Li, Pim van Nierop, August B Smit, Marcus Fändrich, Frank Baumann, Della C David
Aging is the most important risk factor for neurodegenerative diseases associated with pathological protein aggregation such as Alzheimer's disease. Although aging is an important player, it remains unknown which molecular changes are relevant for disease initiation. Recently, it has become apparent that widespread protein aggregation is a common feature of aging. Indeed, several studies demonstrate that 100s of proteins become highly insoluble with age, in the absence of obvious disease processes. Yet it remains unclear how these misfolded proteins aggregating with age affect neurodegenerative diseases...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566810/soccer-small-sided-games-in-young-players-rule-modification-to-induce-higher-physiological-responses
#17
J Halouani, H Chtourou, A Dellal, A Chaouachi, K Chamari
The aim of this study was to identify the physiological responses of 3 forms of players' numbers during two different games rules of small-sided games (SSG: stop-ball vs. small-goals rules). Eighteen youth amateur soccer players (age 13.5±0.7 years; height 168.9±6.1cm; body mass 63.1±7.7 kg) participated in this study and performed 3 SSGs with varying players' number (2vs.2; 3vs.3 and 4vs.4): stop-ball SSG (SB-SSG) vs. small-goals SSG (SG-SSG) in a randomized and counter-balanced order on a constant pitch dimension (20×25m)...
June 2017: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566809/the-effects-of-game-types-on-intensity-of-small-sided-games-among-pre-adolescent-youth-football-players
#18
J Halouani, H Chtourou, A Dellal, A Chaouachi, K Chamari
The aim of this study was to examine the effects of variations in pitch dimensions on pre-adolescent youth soccer players' physiological responses during two different types of small-sided games (SSG). Sixteen young soccer players (age: 13.2 ± 0.6 years; body mass: 52.5 ± 7 kg; height: 163.4 ± 6 cm) participated in this study. They performed 4 vs. 4 stop-ball SSG (SB-SSG) vs. small-goals SSG (SG-SSG) with 4×4 min and 2 min of passive recovery in between, using 3 different pitch sizes (small: 10×15, medium: 15×20, and large: 20×25 m)...
June 2017: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566808/in-season-training-periodization-of-professional-soccer-players
#19
A Los Arcos, A Mendez-Villanueva, R Martínez-Santos
The aim of this study was to quantify the seasonal perceived respiratory and muscular training loads (i.e., sRPEres-TL and sRPEmus-TL) completed by elite-oriented young professional soccer players. Twenty-four players (20.3 ± 2.0 years) belonging to the same reserve team of a Spanish La Liga club participated in this study. Only the players that were available to train for a whole week with the team and also to play the weekly game were considered: Starters, players that participated in the match for at least 45 min and Non-Starters, players that did not participate or played less than 45 minutes in the match...
June 2017: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566807/specific-physical-trainability-in-elite-young-soccer-players-efficiency-over-6-weeks-in-season-training
#20
M Chtara, M Rouissi, M Haddad, H Chtara, A Chaalali, A Owen, K Chamari
The aim of the present study was to compare the effects of 3 training protocols (plyometric [PLYO], agility [AG], or repeated shuttle sprints [RS]) on physical performance in the same population of young soccer players. Forty-two youth-level male players (13.6±0.3-years; 1.65±0.07 m; 54.1±6.5 kg; body fat: 12.8±2.6%) participated in a short-term (6-week) randomized parallel fully controlled training study (pre-to-post measurements): PLYO group, n=10; AG group, n=10; RS group, n=12; and control group [CON] n=10...
June 2017: Biology of Sport
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