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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523937/attentional-set-shifting-and-social-abilities-in-children-with-schizotypal-and-comorbid-autism-spectrum-disorders
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Ahmad Abu-Akel, Renee R Testa, Harvey P Jones, Nola Ross, Efstratios Skafidas, Bruce Tonge, Christos Pantelis
OBJECTIVE: While diagnostically independent, autism and schizotypal disorders can co-occur. Their concurrent impact on outcomes and phenotypes has not been investigated. We investigated the impact of comorbid autism and schizotypal disorders in children on executive functioning and socio-pragmatic skills - core features of both disorders. METHOD: Executive functioning (assessed with the Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery) and socio-pragmatic skills (assessed using the Melbourne Assessment of Schizotypy in Kids) were investigated in a total of 67 (6-12 year old) children with autism ( n = 15; M/F = 10/5), schizotypal disorder ( n = 8; M/F = 5/3) and comorbid autism and schizotypal disorder ( n = 12; M/F = 5/7) and typically developing children ( n = 32; M/F = 17/15)...
May 1, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523234/the-effect-of-comt-val158met-and-drd2-c957t-polymorphisms-on-executive-function-and-the-impact-of-early-life-stress
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Kristel Klaus, Kevin Butler, Simon J Durrant, Manir Ali, Chris F Inglehearn, Timothy L Hodgson, Humberto Gutierrez, Kyla Pennington
INTRODUCTION: Previous research has indicated that variation in genes encoding catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) and dopamine receptor D2 (DRD2) may influence cognitive function and that this may confer vulnerability to the development of mental health disorders such as schizophrenia. However, increasing evidence suggests environmental factors such as early life stress may interact with genetic variants in affecting these cognitive outcomes. This study investigated the effect of COMT Val158Met and DRD2 C957T polymorphisms on executive function and the impact of early life stress in healthy adults...
May 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511726/executive-functioning-in-pedophilia-and-child-sexual-offending
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Claudia Massau, Gilian Tenbergen, Christian Kärgel, Simone Weiß, Hannah Gerwinn, Alexander Pohl, Till Amelung, Sebastian Mohnke, Jonas Kneer, Matthias Wittfoth, Inka Ristow, Kolja Schiltz, Klaus M Beier, Jorge Ponseti, Martin Walter, Tillmann H C Kruger, Henrik Walter, Boris Schiffer
OBJECTIVES: Pedophilia (P) is a psychiatric disease associated with sexual attraction toward children and often accompanied by child sexual offending (CSO). Consequently, it is important to address the understanding of executive dysfunctions that may increase the probability of CSO. Moreover, this research field has been lacking to disentangle executive deficits associated with pedophilia (as a deviant sexual preference) from those associated with CSO (as a deviant sexual behavior). METHODS: The German multi-sided research network NeMUP offers the opportunity to overcome these limitations...
May 17, 2017: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510267/the-jack-wills-crowd-towards-a-sociology-of-an-elite-subculture
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Anthony King, Daniel Smith
British sociologists have long been interested in youth sub-cultures. However British sociologists have tended to focus on working class subcultures and avoided engagement with exclusive sub-cultures of elite social groups. This article seeks to attend to this gap by examining the subculture of a British elite: ex-public school students at select universities in the UK in the twenty-first century. This group consists of a relatively small group of young adults, aged between 18 and 23, who attended public schools, especially one of the nine Clarendon schools (Eton, Winchester, Westminster, St...
May 16, 2017: British Journal of Sociology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509616/depersonalization-adversity-emotionality-and-coping-with-stressful-situations
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Paula Thomson, S Victoria Jaque
Depersonalization is defined as persistent or recurrent episodes of feeling detached or estranged from a sense of self and the world. This study addressed the primary question: Do non-clinical individuals who endorse high symptomatic depersonalization have inherently more intense emotional responses, along with more childhood adversity and past trauma? In this IRB approved study, participants who met clinical levels of depersonalization (n = 43, 16.3%) were compared to a group without clinical levels of depersonalization (n = 221, 83...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Trauma & Dissociation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505425/a-refined-crystal-structure-of-samia-cynthia-ricini-silk-fibroin-revealed-by-solid-state-nmr-investigations
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Tetsuo Asakura, Akio Nishimura, Shunsuke Kametani, Shuto Kawanishi, Akihiro Aoki, Furitsu Suzuki, Hironori Kaji, Akira Naito
Samia cynthia ricini is one of the wild silkworms and its silk fibroin (SF) consists of alternatively repeating poly-L-alanine (PLA) sequences as crystalline domain and glycine-rich sequences as non-crystalline domain; the structure is similar to those of spider silk and other wild silkworm silks. In this paper, we proposed a new staggered model for the packing arrangement of the PLA sequence through the use of the Cambridge Serial Total Energy Package program and a comparison of the observed and calculated chemical shifts of the PLA sequence with the Gauge Including Projector Augmented Wave method...
May 15, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504586/fawcett-j-m-risko-e-f-kingstone-a-eds-the-handbook-of-attention-fawcett-j-m-risko-e-f-kingstone-a-eds-the-handbook-of-attention-cambridge-ma-usa-mit-press-2015-696-pp-isbn-9780262029698-%C3%A2-57-95-hardcover
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497111/investigating-the-influence-of-biological-sex-on-the-behavioral-and-neural-basis-of-face-recognition
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K Suzanne Scherf, Daniel B Elbich, Natalie V Motta-Mena
There is interest in understanding the influence of biological factors, like sex, on the organization of brain function. We investigated the influence of biological sex on the behavioral and neural basis of face recognition in healthy, young adults. In behavior, there were no sex differences on the male Cambridge Face Memory Test (CFMT)+ or the female CFMT+ (that we created) and no own-gender bias (OGB) in either group. We evaluated the functional topography of ventral stream organization by measuring the magnitude and functional neural size of 16 individually defined face-, two object-, and two place-related regions bilaterally...
May 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494787/missing-heritability-and-where-to-find-it
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Santhosh Girirajan
A report on the 11th Genomics of Rare Disease meeting held at the Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK, 5-7 April, 2017.
May 11, 2017: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494131/neuropsychological-functioning-in-college-students-who-misuse-prescription-stimulants
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Timothy E Wilens, Nicholas W Carrellas, MaryKate Martelon, Amy M Yule, Ronna Fried, Rayce Anselmo, Sean Esteban McCabe
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Relatively little is known about the neuropsychological profiles of college students who misuse prescription stimulant medications. METHODS: Data presented are from college students aged 18-28 years who misused prescription stimulants prescribed for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and controls (no prescription stimulant misuse). Students were assessed neuropsychologically using the self-report Behavioral Rating Inventory of Executive Functioning (BRIEF-A), the Cambridge Automated Neuropsychological Test and Battery (CANTAB), and other tests of cognitive functioning...
June 2017: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492733/simultaneous-determination-of-furan-and-vinyl-acetate-in-vapor-phase-of-mainstream-cigarette-smoke-by-gc-ms
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Aifei Xu, Zhong Fan, Zhiyan Chen, Yun Zhou, Shaohua Liu, Shijie Huang, Xuequin Xu, Congyun Long, Weigang Wang, Jing Zhu, Xiaolan Li, Chunping Xu
A simple and sensitive method for simultaneous determination of furan and vinyl acetate (VA) in vapor phase of mainstream cigarette smoke with cold trap and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) was developed. A Cambridge filter pad (CFP) was placed in front of the impingers of smoking machine to remove the particle phase from cigarette smoke. Furan and VA in vapor phase of mainstream cigarette smoke were collected in two impingers connected in series by filled with methanol at -78°C. The solutions were added with deuterium-labeled furan-d4 and VA-d6 as internal standards and analyzed by GC-MS...
May 4, 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490612/pathology-update-to-the-manchester-scoring-system-based-on-testing-in-over-4000-families
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D Gareth Evans, Elaine F Harkness, Inga Plaskocinska, Andrew J Wallace, Tara Clancy, Emma R Woodward, Tony A Howell, Marc Tischkowitz, Fiona Lalloo
BACKGROUND: While the requirement for thresholds for testing for mutations in BRCA1/2 is being questioned, they are likely to remain for individuals unaffected by a relevant cancer. It is still useful to provide pretesting likelihoods, but models need to take into account tumour pathology. METHODS: The Manchester Scoring System (MSS) is a well-used, simple, paper-based model for assessing carrier probability that already incorporates pathology data. We have used mutation testing data from 4115 unrelated samples from affected non-Jewish individuals alongside tumour pathology to further refine the scoring system...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490234/are-self-rated-and-behavioural-measures-of-impulsivity-in-bipolar-disorder-mainly-related-to-comorbid-substance-use-problems
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Isabelle E Bauer, Thomas D Meyer, Marsal Sanches, Danielle Spiker, Giovana Zunta-Soares, Jair C Soares
INTRODUCTION: Impulsivity is a multidimensional feature observed in bipolar disorder (BD) and substance use disorder (SUD). We previously found a relationship between SUD and risk taking in BD. It is still unclear whether self-rated and behavioral impulsivity measures differ between BD with and without comorbid SUD, or are specific to BD. METHODS: 93 adults with BD with comorbid SUD, 91 BD without SUD, and 93 healthy controls (HC) were administered the Barratt Impulsivity Scale (BIS), the Behavioral Inhibition/Behavioral Activation System Scale (BIS/BAS), and the Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery...
May 11, 2017: Cognitive Neuropsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489721/tear-cytokine-levels-in-contact-lens-wearers-with-acanthamoeba-keratitis
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Nicole Carnt, Vicente M Montanez, Grazyna Galatowicz, Neyme Veli, Virginia Calder
PURPOSE: To determine differences in key tear film cytokines between mild and severe cases of acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) and control contact lens (CL) wearers. METHODS: This was a prospective study of CL wearers with AK attending Moorfields Eye Hospital and control CL wearers from the Institute of Optometry, London. Basal tear specimens were collected by 10-μL capillary tubes (BLAUBRAND intraMark, Wertheim, Germany), and tear protein levels were measured with a multiplex magnetic bead array (Luminex 100; Luminex Corporation, Austin, TX) for cytokines interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, IL-17A, IL-17E, IL-17F, IL-22, and interferon gamma and with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (Abcam, Cambridge, United Kingdom) for CXCL2...
May 9, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487471/using-dti-to-assess-white-matter-microstructure-in-cerebral-small-vessel-disease-svd-in-multi-centre-studies
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Iain David Croall, Valerie Lohner, Barry Moynihan, Usman Khan, Ahamad Hassan, John T O'Brien, Robin G Morris, Daniel J Tozer, Victoria C Cambridge, Kirsty Harkness, David Werring, Andrew M Blamire, Gary A Ford, Thomas R Barrick, Hugh S Markus
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) metrics such as Fractional Anisotropy (FA) and Mean Diffusivity (MD) have been proposed as clinical trial markers of cerebral small vessel disease due to their associations with outcomes such as cognition. However, studies investigating this have been predominantly single-centre. As clinical trials are likely to be multi-site, further studies are required to determine whether associations with cognition of similar strength can be detected in a multi-centre setting. 109 patients (mean age=68) with symptomatic lacunar infarction and confluent white matter hyperintensities (WMH) on MRI was recruited across 6 sites as part of the PRESERVE DTI sub-study...
May 9, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486088/the-soluble-transcobalamin-receptor-scd320-in-relation-to-alzheimer-s-disease-and-cognitive-scores
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Omar Abuyaman, Marc Combrinck, A David Smith, Ebba Nexo
The soluble transcobalamin receptor (sCD320) is present in cerebrospinal fluid and correlates with the dementia-related biomarkers phospho-tau and total-tau. Here we present data on the relation of sCD320 to Alzheimer's disease and scores of cognitive tests. Lumbar cerebrospinal fluid samples from 42 pathologically-confirmed cases of Alzheimer's disease and 25 non-demented controls were analyzed for sCD320 employing an in-house ELISA. The participants' cognitive functions were tested using the Cambridge Cognition Examination (CAMCOG) and the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE)...
May 9, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485585/a-comparison-of-quantum-and-molecular-mechanical-methods-to-estimate-strain-energy-in-druglike-fragments
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Benjamin D Sellers, Natalie C James, Alberto Gobbi
Reducing internal strain energy in small molecules is critical for designing potent drugs. Quantum mechanical (QM) and molecular mechanical (MM) methods are often used to estimate these energies. In an effort to determine which methods offer an optimal balance in accuracy and performance, we have carried out torsion scan analyses on 62 fragments. We compared nine QM and four MM methods to reference energies calculated at a higher level of theory: CCSD(T)/CBS single point energies (coupled cluster with single, double, and perturbative triple excitations at the complete basis set limit) calculated on optimized geometries using MP2/6-311+G**...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479196/conformational-control-in-structure-based-drug-design
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Yajun Zheng, Colin M Tice, Suresh B Singh
In structure-based drug design, the basic goal is to design molecules that fit complementarily to a given binding pocket. Since such computationally modeled molecules may not adopt the intended bound conformation outside the binding pocket, one challenge is to ensure that the designed ligands adopt similar low energy conformations both inside and outside of the binding pocket. Computational chemistry methods and conformational preferences of small molecules from PDB and Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) can be used to predict the bound structures of the designed molecules...
April 27, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477398/individual-training-at-the-undergraduate-level-to-promote-competence-in-breaking-bad-news-in-oncology
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Alexandre Berney, Valérie Carrard, Marianne Schmid Mast, Raphael Bonvin, Friedrich Stiefel, Céline Bourquin
OBJECTIVE: Training medical students in breaking bad news (BBN) in oncology may be key to improve patient care in an area where many physicians tend to be uncomfortable. Given the lack of evidence in the literature, this study aimed to assess empirically the impact of two teaching strategies to prepare students for the task of BBN in oncology: one-to-one simulated patient (SP) training with individual feedback (intervention group) vs. small-group SP training with collective feedback (comparison group)...
May 5, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471240/resting-state-functional-connectivity-within-medial-prefrontal-cortex-mediates-age-differences-in-risk-taking
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Jing Yu, Rui Li, Yuhua Guo, Fang Fang, Suhuan Duan, Xu Lei
To investigate the association between age-related changes in risk taking and resting-state functional activity, we recorded resting-state scans from both young (n = 26) and older adults (n = 27). In addition, all participants completed two decision-making tasks: the Cambridge Gambling Task and the Balloon Analogue Risk Task. We found that older adults showed decreased functional connectivity within the medial prefrontal cortex, particularly between the ventromedial prefrontal cortex and the dorsal medial prefrontal cortex...
May 4, 2017: Developmental Neuropsychology
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