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Tebruegge Marc M Academic Unit of Clinical & Experimental Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Institute of Life Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, UKDepartment of Paediatric Infectious Diseases & Immunology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton, UK Southampton NIHR Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton, UK Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia - - 2014
Results from 3263 QuantiFERON-TB Gold-in-Tube (QFT-GIT) assays were analyzed to determine the impact of age on test performance. The proportion of indeterminate results was significantly higher in pediatric and elderly (9.1% and 7.4%, respectively), than in adult patients (2.6%; chi-quare p<0.0001). A detailed analysis of indeterminate QFT-GIT results is presented.
Varnell Charles D CD Jr Department of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, - - 2014
Our study was developed to ascertain reference ranges of 11-dehydrothromboxane B2 (11-dhTXB2) in the urine of healthy pediatric subjects. Urine samples were analyzed using the AspirinWorks™ assay that measures levels of 11-dehydrothromboxane B2 . 128 individuals (2 months to 18 years) were identified as healthy and not receiving aspirin. When ...
Mr Pradeep P Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral Pathology & Microbiology, AME'S Dental College, Hospital and Research Institute , Raichur, Karnataka, India - - 2014
Oral cancer is one of the most debilitating diseases afflicting mankind. Consumption of tobacco in various forms constitutes one of the most important etiological factors in initiation of oral cancer. When the focus of today's research is to determine early genotoxic changes in human cells, micronucleus (MN) assay provides a ...
Hurtz Sona S Department of Neurology, University of California Los Angeles, Calif., - - 2014
Atrophy in both grey and white matter is found in normal aging. The prefrontal cortex and the frontal lobe white matter are thought to be the most affected regions. Our aim was to examine the effects of normal aging on cortical grey matter using a 3D quantitative cortical mapping method. ...
Shen Li-Ming - - 2014
Recently, the development of optical probes for the assay of thiols, e.g., cysteine (Cys), homocysteine (Hcy) and glutathione (GSH), has been an active research area due to their biological significance. We have found that carbon dots (C-dots) exhibit direct reduction of Ag+ to elemental silver (Ag0) and the resulting Ag0 ...
Keith Scott Alexander SA Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 7129 Rangos Research Centre, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA - - 2014
A wealth of knowledge on the genetic mechanisms that govern aging has emerged from the study of mutants that exhibit enhanced longevity and exceptional resilience to adverse environmental conditions. In these studies, lifespan has been an excellent proxy for establishing the rate of aging, but it is not always correlated ...
Thomsen Lise L The Fertility Clinic, Viborg Hospital, Skive, - - 2014
It is well-documented that male overweight and obesity causes endocrine disorders that might diminish the male reproductive capacity; however, reports have been conflicting regarding the influence of male body mass index (BMI) on semen quality and the outcome of assisted reproductive technology (ART). The aim of this study was to ...
Davaasuren Anu A Department of Parasitology, National Center for Communicable Diseases, Ministry of Health, Ulaanbaatar 13374, Mongolia. ; Department of Parasitology, Asahikawa Medical University, Asahikawa, Hokkaido 078-8510, - - 2014
Epidemiological situation of taeniasis in Mongolia was assessed based on mitochondrial DNA identification of the parasite species. Multiplex PCR was used on a total of 194 proglottid specimens of Taenia species and copro-PCR and loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assays were utilized for detection of copro-DNA of 37 fecal samples from ...
Gautier Jean-Charles JC 1Sanofi R&D, Paris, - - 2014
Differences were examined between male and female Sprague-Dawley rats in basal levels of a wide range of urinary biomarkers, including 7 recently qualified biomarkers. The data were generated from urine samples collected on 3 occasions from untreated rats included in a study of the effect of gentamicin nephrotoxicity on urinary ...
Zhang Zheng - - 2014
Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) have been proposed as an ideal autologous stem cell source for cell-based therapy for myocardial infarction (MI). However, decreased viability and impaired function of aged MSCs hampered the therapeutic efficacy of engrafted MSCs, and the underlying mechanisms remain unclarified. Here, we investigated the role ...
Polanowski Andrea M AM Australian Antarctic Division, 203 Channel Highway, Kingston, TAS, 7050, - - 2014
Age is a fundamental aspect of animal ecology, but is difficult to determine in many species. Humpback whales exemplify this as they have a lifespan comparable to humans, mature sexually as early as four years and have no reliable visual age indicators after their first year. Current methods for estimating ...
Bidlingmaier Martin M Endocrine Research Laboratories (M.Bid., M.Bie.), Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik IV, Klinikum der Universität München, 80336 Munich, Germany; Metabolic Center (N.F., H.W.), Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, University Medicine Greifswald, Germany; Helmholtz Zentrum München-German Research Center for Environmental Health (GmbH) (R.T.E., A.D.), Institute of Epidemiology II, Neuherberg, Germany; Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition (J.S., A.F.H.P., A.M.A.), Charité-University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany; Experimental and Clinical Research Center (J.S.), Charité-University Medicine Berlin and Max-Delbrück Centre Berlin-Buch, Berlin, Germany; Center for Cardiovascular Research (J.S., A.M.A.), Charité-University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany; Children's Clinic Randers (O.D.W.), Randers, Denmark; Göteborg Pediatric Growth Research Center (J.R.), The Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden; Center for Pediatric Research (A.K.), Hospital for Children and Adolescents, Department of Women's and Child Health, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany; Klinische Abteilung und Labor für Endokrinologie und Stoffwechsel (B.O.-P.), Universitätsklinik für Innere Medizin, Medizinische Universität Graz, Austria; Klinik und Poliklinik für Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe-Grosshadern (C.H.), Klinikum der Universität München, Munich, Germany; Medical Research Laboratory (J.F.), Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark; Department of Endocrinology and Internal Medicine (J.F.), Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark; and Department of Clinical Nutrition (A.F.H.P., A.M.A.), German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke, Nuthetal, - - 2014
Context: Measurement of IGF-1 is a cornerstone in diagnosis and monitoring of GH-related diseases, but considerable discrepancies exist between analytical methods. A recent consensus conference defined criteria for validation of IGF-1 assays and for establishment of normative data. Objectives: Our objectives were development and validation of a novel automated IGF-1 ...
Stump Donald G DG Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology, WIL Research Laboratories, LLC, Ashland, - - 2014
The male and female pubertal assays, which are included in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP) Tier 1 battery, can detect endocrine-active compounds operating by various modes of action. This article uses the collective experience of three laboratories to provide information on pubertal assay conduct, ...
Sisterson Mark S - - 2014
A method to improve an assay relating adult feeding to egg maturation by the glassy-winged sharpshooter (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) was evaluated. The assay consisted on confining females to cowpea stems and quantifying feeding and egg maturation. Feeding was quantified by measuring excreta production. The number of eggs matured during the assay ...
Peck George W GW Vector Control Department, Entomology Branch, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, 503 Robert Grant Ave, Silver Spring,MD 20910, - - 2014
We tested an immunomarking system that used egg white as marker and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay as a detection assay to characterize face fly (Musca autumnalis DeGeer) dispersal from cow pats in a pastured beef cattle operation. In microcage assays, adult flies acquired marker after contact with cow pats that were ...
Abdala Carolina C House Research Institute, Division of Communication and Auditory Neuroscience, 2100 West Third Street, Los Angeles, California - - 2014
The medial olivocochlear reflex (MOCR) modulates cochlear amplifier gain and is thought to facilitate the detection of signals in noise. High-resolution distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs) were recorded in teens, young, middle-aged, and elderly adults at moderate levels using primary tones swept from 0.5 to 4 kHz with and without a ...
Friedrich Nele N Metabolic Center (N.F., H.W.), Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, and Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (H.J.G.), University Medicine Greifswald, D-17475 Greifswald, Germany; Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (H.J.G.), Helios Hospital Stralsund, D-18437 Stralsund, Germany; Children's Clinic Randers (O.D.W.), DK-8900 Randers, Denmark; Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition (A.M.A., J.S., A.F.H.P.) and Center for Cardiovascular Research (A.M.A., J.S.), Charité-University Medicine Berlin, D-10117 Berlin, Germany; Department of Clinical Nutrition (A.M.A., A.F.H.P.), German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke, D-14558 Nuthetal, Germany; Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen-German Research Center for Environmental Health (R.T.E., A.D.), Institute of Epidemiology II, D-85764 Neuherberg, Germany; Experimental and Clinical Research Center (J.S.), Charité-University Medicine Berlin and Max-Delbrück Centre Berlin-Buch, D-13125 Berlin, Germany; Göteborg Pediatric Growth Research Center (J.R., J.D.), The Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, SE-41685 Gothenburg, Sweden; Institut für Laboratoriumsmedizin (J.K.), Klinische Chemie, Molekulare Diagnostik, University of Leipzig, D-04103 Leipzig, Germany; Klinik und Poliklinik für Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe-Großhadern (C.H.), Klinikum der Universität München, D-81377 Munich, Germany; Endocrine Research Laboratories (M.B., M.B.), Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik IV, Klinikum der Universität München, D-80336 Munich, Germany; and Medical Research Laboratory (J.F.), Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health, Aarhus University, and Department of Endocrinology and Internal Medicine (J.F.), Aarhus University Hospital, DK-8000 C Aarhus, - - 2014
Measurement of IGF-binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) can aid the diagnosis of GH-related diseases. Furthermore, epidemiological studies suggest that IGFBP-3 and the molar IGF-I to IGFBP-3 ratio are associated with clinical end points like cancer or cardiovascular disease. However, their clinical use is limited by the lack of validated reference intervals. The ...
Zhang Wei-Guang WG Department of Nephrology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Chinese PLA Institute of Nephrology, State Key Laboratory of Kidney Diseases, National Clinical Research Center of Kidney Diseases, Beijing, - - 2014
To investigate the relationship between telomere length in peripheral blood white cells and cardiovascular function in a healthy, aging Han Chinese population. In 2012, peripheral blood leukocytes were obtained from 139 healthy individuals in Beijing, China, and telomere restriction fragment (TRF) length was assayed using a digoxigenin-labeled hybridization probe in ...
Gore M Odette MO Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, - - 2014
To determine the 99(th) percentile upper reference limit for the highly sensitive cardiac troponin T assay (hs-cTnT) in three large independent cohorts. The presently recommended 14 ng/L cutpoint for the diagnosis of myocardial infarction using the hs-cTnT assay was derived from small studies of presumably healthy individuals, with relatively little ...
Wang Xinfeng X 1Shandong Provincial Chest Hospital, Lab Medicine , Jinan , - - 2014
This study was performed aiming to evaluate the sensitivity of T-SPOT.TB assay in diagnosis of pediatric TB and investigate the association between age and results of T-SPOT.TB assay. Between March 2012 and September 2013, 102 patients, who aged ≤15 years old, were enrolled in this retrospective study and then were grouped ...
Wang Yuling Y Faculty of Chemistry and Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CENIDE), University of Duisburg-Essen, Universitaetsstr. 5, D-45141 Essen, Germany. - - 2014
Rapid parallel detection of two cytokines (IL-6 and IL-8) with femtogram sensitivity in a simple direct dot-blot assay is demonstrated. The microspectroscopic SERS acquisition scheme employs rationally designed, hydrophilically stabilized Au-Ag nanoshells as SERS labels, which are optimized for signal enhancement upon red laser excitation.
Poddighe Simone S Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, - - 2014
The fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster (Dm) mutant for PTEN-induced putative kinase 1 (PINK1B9) gene is a powerful tool to investigate physiopathology of Parkinson's disease (PD). Using PINK1B9 mutant Dm we sought to explore the effects of Mucuna pruriens methanolic extract (Mpe), a L-Dopa-containing herbal remedy of PD. The effects of ...
Wei Wen W Shandong Provincial Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University, Jinan, - - 2014
To determine the distributions and relation of central corneal thickness (CCT) and intraocular pressure (IOP) by NT-530P in Chinese juveniles, and the effect of gender, age, height, weight and refractive errors on the CTT and IOP. CCT and IOP of 982 eyes in 514 juveniles aged from 7 to 18 ...
Rønning Bernt B Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics, Department of Biology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, - - 2014
The relationship between energy metabolism and ageing is of great interest because aerobic metabolism is the primary source of reactive oxygen species which is believed to be of major importance in the ageing process. We conducted a longitudinal study on captive zebra finches where we tested the effect of age ...
Tahamtani Fernanda M FM Animal Welfare Research Group, Department of Production Animal Clinical Science, NMBU, Oslo, - - 2014
This study tests the hypothesis that hens that are reared in aviaries but produce in furnished cages experience poorer welfare in production than hens reared in caged systems. This hypothesis is based on the suggestion that the spatial restriction associated with the transfer from aviaries to cages results in frustration ...
Cid-Fernández Susana S Laboratorio de Psicofisioloxía e Neurociencia Cognitiva, Departamento de Psicoloxía Clínica e Psicobioloxía, Facultade de Psicoloxía, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña Galiza, - - 2014
The main aim of the present study was to assess whether aging modulates the effects of involuntary capture of attention by novel stimuli on performance, and on event-related potentials (ERPs) associated with target processing (N2b and P3b) and subsequent response processes (stimulus-locked Lateralized Readiness Potential -sLRP- and response-locked Lateralized Readiness ...
Webster Gregory D GD Department of Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, - - 2014
Is the absence of biological fathers related to their daughters' earlier age at menarche? Drawing on evolutionary psychology and life history theory, prior research has suggested such a relationship (Belsky, Steinberg, and Draper, 1991; Draper and Harpending, 1982; Ellis, 2004). Although qualitative reviews have shown narrative support for this relationship ...
Friedland-Leuner Kristina K Molecular and Clinical Pharmacy, Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, - - 2014
The etiology of common, nonfamiliar late-onset Alzheimer's disease (LOAD) is only partly understood and seems to be extremely complex including many genetic and environmental factors. The most important environmental risk factor to develop LOAD is aging itself. Aging and LOAD are considered to be strongly linked to mitochondrial dysfunction and ...
Hong Mei-Lan ML State Key Laboratory of Chemo/Bio-sensing and Chemometrics, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hunan - - 2014
A label-free fluorescent assay for the detection of trypsin by using oligonucleotide-templated silver nanoclusters (Ag NCs) and cytochrome c (Cyt c) has been demonstrated. When negatively charged Ag NCs and positively charged Cyt c are mixed, they tend to form a hybrid complex, and then lead the fluorescence of Ag ...
Hsu Kai-Chih KC Department of Chemical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, - - 2014
A nanocomposite of silver nanoparticles and reduced graphene oxide (Ag/rGO) has been developed as a catalyst for the reduction of 4-nitrophenol (4-NP) to 4-aminophenol (4-AP) with sodium borohydride, owing to the larger specific surface area and synergistic effect of rGO. A facile and rapid microwave-assisted green route has been used ...
Dankert Debora D Institute of Anatomy, University Hospital Essen, University Duisburg-Essen, Essen, - - 2014
Maternal effect genes code for oocyte proteins that are important for early embryogenesis. Transcription in oocytes does not take place from the onset of meiotic progression until zygotic genome activation. During this period, protein levels are regulated posttranscriptionally, for example by poly(A) tail length. Posttranscriptional regulation may be impaired in ...
Duncan M J MJ M.J. Duncan, Biomolecular and Sports Sciences, Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry, CV1 5HB, UK, - - 2014
Caffeine is a widely used nutritional supplement which has been shown to enhance both physical and cognitive performance in younger adults. However, few studies have assessed the effect of caffeine ingestion on performance, particularly functional performance in older adults. The present study aims to assess the effect of acute caffeine ...
Nahvijou Azin A Department of Health Services Management, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran E-mail : baratimarnani@gmail.com, - - 2014
Organized cervical screening has decreased the incidence of cervical cancer. However, screening strategies vary in different countries. We performed a systematic review to evaluate the economic aspects of different screening methods. We searched databases and then data were abstracted from each study. We evaluated articles based on different types of ...
Zhang Bo B College of Plant Protection, Nanjing Agricultural University, Agricultural Pests Management Laboratory of Ministry of Education, Nanjing 210095, PR - - 2014
The domed fitness functions are suggested to describe developmental patterns of progeny parasitoids in relation to host age at oviposition in solitary koinobint parasitoids that are engaged in single parasitism, but few studies have investigated the applicability of the functions as related to superparasitism. The present study was designed to ...
Bompard Lucile L Biomedical Research Imaging Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of - - 2014
Little is known about the temporospatial shape characteristics of human lateral ventricles (LVs) during the first two years of life. This study aimed to delineate the morphological growth characteristics of LVs during early infancy using longitudinally acquired MR images in normal healthy infants. 24 healthy infants were MR imaged starting ...
Lee Tzu-Hsien TH Department of Management and Information Technology, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Tainan, Taiwan. - - 2014
This study examined human subjective perception of load heaviness. Forty-two (3 boxes × 14 weights) and 27 (3 boxes × 9 weights) experimental conditions were randomly presented to male and female participants, respectively. The results showed that the participants were not able to discriminate the effect of the box on ...
Holden Sinéad S School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population Science (Ms Holden, Mr Doherty, Mr Wang, Dr Delahunt, and Dr Boreham); Institute for Sport and Health (Dr Boreham and Mr Delahunt), University College Dublin, Dublin, - - 2014
To investigate dynamic postural stability performance of young adolescent athletes. Eighty-nine male and 81 female athletes participated. Each participant performed 3 trials of the anterior, posterior-medial, and posterior-lateral reach directions of the Star Excursion Balance Test on each limb. Distance achieved for each direction was expressed as a percentage of ...
Clemente Filipe Manuel FM a Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra (Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra), ESEC, DE , Rua Dom João III - Solum, 3030-329 , Coimbra , - - 2014
This study aims to examine the effect of differences in the number of players and scoring method on heart rate responses, time-motion characteristics, and technical/tactical performance during small-sided soccer games. Ten male amateur soccer players (26.4 ± 5.3 years old, 8.4 ± 3.2 years of practice, 179.3 ± 5.2 cm ...
Sükür Yavuz Emre YE Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kayseri Training and Research Hospital, Kayseri, - - 2014
Physiological reproductive aging occurs as a result of a decrease in the number and quality of oocytes in ovarian cortex follicles. Although the reason for the decrease in the quality of the pool and follicular oocytes is not fully understood, endocrine, paracrine, genetic, and metabolic factors are thought to be ...
Tagler Michael J MJ Department of Psychological Science, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, - - 2014
Regarding Tagler, M. J., and Jeffers, H. M. (2013). Sex differences in attitudes toward partner infidelity. Evolutionary Psychology, 11, 821-832: The authors wish to correct values in the originally published manuscript. Specifically, incorrect 95% confidence intervals around the Cohen's d values were reported on page 826 of the manuscript where ...
Antfolk Jan J Department of Psychology and Logopedics, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, - - 2014
The ovulatory shift modulates emotions related to female sexuality. Because fertility status only affects the individual's own opportunity cost, the adaptive value of this shift is expected to stem from self-regulation. To test this assumption we asked women to contemplate various inbreeding descriptions: 1) they themselves having sex with male ...
Van Cauwenberg Jelle J Department of Human Biometry and Biomechanics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium; Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium; Fund for Scientific Research Flanders (FWO), Brussels, - - 2014
Experimental evidence of environmental features important for physical activity is challenging to procure in real world settings. The current study aimed to investigate the causal effects of environmental modifications on a photographed street's appeal for older adults' walking for transport. Secondly, we examined whether these effects differed according to gender, ...
Molfino Alessio A Department of Clinical Medicine Sapienza, University of Rome, Viale dell'Università 37, 00185 Rome, Italy. - - 2014
Optimal nutrition is one of the most important determinants of healthier ageing, reducing the risk of disability, maintaining mental and physical functions, and thus preserving and ensuring a better quality of life. Dietary intake and nutrient absorption decline with age, thus increasing the risk of malnutrition, morbidity and mortality. Specific ...
Rohm Ilonka I Friedrich-Schiller-University. Clinic of Internal Medicine I. Jena. Germany.. - - 2014
Obesity during adolescence is an increasing health problem in industrial countries. The co-morbidities associated with obesity include important metabolic diseases. To analyze the effect of a weight-loss program, we recruited 12 obese, male adolescents before entering this program. We determined body weight measures at baseline, 6-week and 36-month follow-up. Also, ...
Seo Youngmin Y Department of Bionano Technology, Graduate School, Hanyang University, Seoul, - - 2014
Recently, various nanoscale materials, including silver (Ag) nanoparticles, have been actively studied for their capacity to effectively prevent bacterial growth. A critical challenge is to enhance the antibacterial properties of nanomaterials while maintaining their biocompatibility. The conjugation of multiple nanomaterials with different dimensions, such as spherical nanoparticles and high-aspect-ratio nanotubes, ...
Jasien Joan M JM Metabolism Unit, Laboratory of Clinical Investigation, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging Baltimore, MD, USA ; Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Kennedy Krieger Institute Baltimore, MD, - - 2014
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex heterogeneous neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by alterations in social functioning, communicative abilities, and engagement in repetitive or restrictive behaviors. The process of aging in individuals with autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders is not well understood, despite the fact that the number of individuals with ...
Lampert Erika J EJ Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, - - 2014
A positive family history (FH) raises the risk for late-onset Alzheimer's disease though, other than the known risk conferred by apolipoprotein ε4 (ApoE4), much of the genetic variance remains unexplained. We examined the effect of family history on longitudinal regional brain atrophy rates in 184 subjects (42% FH+, mean age ...
Zink Anastasia N AN Graduate Program in Neuroscience, School of Medicine, University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN, - - 2014
There is a rising medical need for novel therapeutic targets of physical activity. Physical activity spans from spontaneous, low intensity movements to voluntary, high-intensity exercise. Regulation of spontaneous and voluntary movement is distributed over many brain areas and neural substrates, but the specific cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible for mediating ...
Meagher Rebecca K RK Department of Animal and Poultry Science, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada; Animal Welfare Program, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, - - 2014
Can simple enrichments enhance caged mink welfare? Pilot data from 756 sub-adults spanning three colour-types (strains) identified potentially practical enrichments, and suggested beneficial effects on temperament and fur-chewing. Our main experiment started with 2032 Black mink on three farms: from each of 508 families, one juvenile male-female pair was enriched ...
Chung Moo K - - 2014
We present a new unified kernel regression framework on manifolds. Starting with a symmetric positive definite kernel, we formulate a new bivariate kernel regression framework that is related to heat diffusion, kernel smoothing and recently popular diffusion wavelets. Various properties and performance of the proposed kernel regression framework are demonstrated. ...
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