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Aponte Cristina - - 2014
Previous studies have found negligible effects of single prescribed fires on coarse woody debris (CWD), but the cumulative effects of repeated low-intensity prescribed fires are unknown. This represents a knowledge gap for environmental management because repeated prescribed fires are a key tool for mitigating wildfire risk, and because CWD is ...
Owen-Casey Mared P MP Department of Histopathology, Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Wrexham, - - 2014
Because immunoglobulin abnormalities may affect the kidney, investigation of renal biopsies requires immunohistological study of light chains. A problem is that most antibodies to light chains react with whole immunoglobulins as well as free light chains, and there are generally many more whole immunoglobulins than free light chains. The usefulness ...
Masoud Ahmed I AI a Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, - - 2014
Objectives: To compare the following over a period of 8 weeks: (1) force decay between thermoplastic (TP) and thermoset (TS) elastomeric chains; (2) force decay between light (200-g) and heavy (350-g) initial forces; and (3) force decay between direct chains and chain loops (stretched from one pin around the second pin ...
Sandy Alec A X-ray Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory , 9700 S. Cass Ave., Lemont, IL 60439-4857, - - 2014
Rotational x-ray tracking (RXT) is demonstrated as a promising new tool for investigating previously unobservable motion in crystalline nanoscale colloids. Its potential utility is demonstrated by applying it to measurements of the local viscoelastic properties of a gel-colloid nanocomposite.
Freeman Simon E SE Marine Physical Laboratory, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California - - 2014
Although ambient biological underwater sound was first characterized more than 60 years ago, attributing specific components of ambient sound to their creators remains a challenge. Noise produced by snapping shrimp typically dominates the ambient spectra near tropical coasts, but significant unexplained spectral variation exists. Here, evidence is presented indicating that ...
Stone Michael A MA Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EB, United - - 2014
Stone et al. [(2012). J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 132, 317-326] showed that a masker constructed to produce a near-constant envelope at the output of each auditory filter reduced speech intelligibility less than maskers of the same mean level with fluctuating envelopes, produced by 100% sinusoidal amplitude modulation (SAM) at 8 Hz. ...
Rasumow Eugen E Jade Hochschule, Institut für Hörtechnik und Audiologie, Ofener Straβe 16-19, 26121 Oldenburg, - - 2014
When re-synthesizing individual head related transfer functions (HRTFs) with a microphone array, smoothing HRTFs spectrally and/or spatially prior to the computation of appropriate microphone filters may improve the synthesis accuracy. In this study, the limits of the associated HRTF modifications, until which no perceptual degradations occur, are explored. First, complex ...
Gockel Hedwig E HE MRC-Cognition and Brain Sci. Unit, 15 Chaucer Rd., Cambridge CB2 7EF, United Kingdom, - - 2014
There is evidence that the contribution of a given harmonic in a complex tone to residue pitch is influenced by the accuracy with which the frequency of that harmonic is encoded. We investigated whether listeners adjust the weights assigned to individual harmonics based on acquired knowledge of the reliability of ...
Finneran James J JJ US Navy Marine Mammal Program, 53560 Hull St., San Diego, CA 92152, - - 2014
Phantom echo generation replaces physical targets with electronic signals that can be delayed in time, scaled in amplitude, and broadcast to an echolocating animal to simulate echoes from distant objects. Compared to physical targets, phantom echoes have the advantages of allowing for instantaneous changes in target characteristics, independent manipulation of ...
David Marion M Laboratoire Génie Civil et Bãtiment, ENTPE, rue Maurice Audin, Vaulx-en-Velin 69518, France, - - 2014
When a sound is alternatively played from two positions, the resulting sequence at one ear is an alternate of two spectrally different sounds, due to head coloration. A previous study showed that these monaural spectral differences can induce segregation. Here, binaural cues are introduced to investigate whether they could strengthen ...
Riquimaroux Hiroshi H Life and Medical Sci., Doshisha Univ., 1-3 Miyakotani, Tatara, Kyotanabe 610-0321, Japan, - - 2014
Japanese house bats, Pipistrellus abramus, emit harmonically structured downward FM sweeps for echolocation where the fundamental frequency changes from 80 to 40 kHz. Previous studies with an on-board telemetry microphone revealed that they conduct echo-amplitude compensation to stabilize amplitude of returning echoes. When they hunt preys in the field, emitted ...
Dickerson Kelly K Army Res. Lab., 131 Waldon Rd., Abingdon, MD 21009, - - 2014
Change deafness is the auditory analog to change blindness. Both phenomena represent a tendency to miss large changes in the environment, suggesting that sensory experiences are not verbatim and may details crucial for detection and identification. Spatial separation facilitates change detection in vision, but its role in auditory change detection ...
Wojtczak Magdalena M Psych., Univ. of Minnesota, 1237 Imperial Ln., New Brighton, MN 55112, - - 2014
A number of recent psychophysical studies have hypothesized that the activation of medial olivocochlear (MOC) efferents plays a significant role in forward masking. These hypotheses are based on general similarities between spectral and temporal characteristics exhibited by some psychophysical forward-masking results and by effects of efferent activation measured using physiological ...
Bologna William J WJ Dept. of Hearing and Speech Sci., Univ. of Maryland, 135 Rutledge Ave, MSC 550, Charleston, SC 29425, - - 2014
Vowels contain slow periodic fluctuations that contrast with aperiodic noise, which may favor perception of vowels over consonants with simultaneous and forward noise maskers. Older adults with or without hearing loss may be poorer at coding these temporal periodicity cues, which may limit their performance. In this study, younger adults ...
Takabayashi Marina M Sensory and Cognit. Neural System Lab., Faculty of Life and Medical Sci., Doshisha Univ., 15-11 Okenoi-cho,Takeda, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi 612-8421, Japan, - - 2014
Noise-vocoded speech sound (NVSS) is the synthesized speech sound whose frequency information is greatly reduced while the amplitude envelope information remains preserved. In NVSS the fundamental frequency does not exist, and a change in amplitude is perceived as a change in not only loudness but also pitch. Original speech having ...
Lee Jimin J Commun. Sci. and Disord., Penn State Univ., 404A Ford Bldg., University Park, PA 16802, - - 2014
The first two formant frequencies (F1, F2) of vowels are often interpreted in terms of their relationship to tongue height and advancement, respectively. To test this interpretation, the current study examines the relationship between F1/F2 trajectories and tongue positional changes in production of the diphthong /aɪ/ by utilizing electromagnetic articulography. ...
Callier Patrick R PR Dept. of Linguist, Stanford Univ., Bldg. 460, Stanford, CA 94305, - - 2014
Previous acoustic analyses of phonation in Beijing Mandarin and closely related varieties have shown that phonatory variability in Mandarin is conditioned by lexical tone and prosody. Tone 3 (low) and tone 4 (high fall), as-well as syllables in domain-final position, have been reported to have more negative spectral tilt (particularly ...
McLaughlin Kirsty E KE School Biological Sci., Queens Univ. Belfast, 97 lisburn Rd., MBC, Belfast bt9 7gt, United Kingdom, - - 2014
Noise pollution has been shown to induce overt behavioral changes such as avoidance of a noise source and changes to communication behavior. Few studies however have focused on the more subtle behaviors within an individual's repertoire such as foraging and territoriality. Many species are territorial making it unlikely they will ...
Wang Wen-Jie WJ Ph.D. Program in Speech-Language-Hearing Sci., The Graduate Ctr., City Univ. of New York, 365 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10016, - - 2014
Acoustic change complex (ACC) responses to quadratic frequency glides following a steady pure tone were obtained from eight normal-hearing listeners. The base frequencies were 500 and 1000 Hz. The glides either increased or decreased in frequency by 200 Hz with durations of 50, 100, and 200 ms. The N1 response ...
Veilleux Nanette N Simmons College, 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02139, - - 2014
Although most participants (N = 62) in an F0 scaling experiment judged open syllables (day) as higher in pitch than closed syllable tokens (dane, dave) with the same F0 contour, a subset did not. Results indicate that, in general, listeners perceptually discount F0 over coda regions when judging overall F0 level, and ...
Shrivastav Rahul R Communicative Sci. and Disord., Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, - - 2014
Speech production in noise elicits the Lombard effect, characterized by an increase in vocal effort. In talkers with Parkinson's disease (PD), noisy environments are a stressor to speech production. Recently, the intelligibility of speech from PD talkers speaking in noisy (additive multi-talker babble) and reverberant environments was shown to be ...
Réfrégier Philippe - - 2014
The degree of coherence of scalar light remains constant when the fields are modified by the same random linear transformation, which can be represented by the multiplication by a random complex number. This shows that the coherence properties of scalar light at order two are not modified with the increase ...
Dasgupta Basudeb B International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Strada Costiera 11, 34014 Trieste, - - 2014
We show that sterile neutrinos with masses ≳1  eV, as motivated by several short baseline oscillation anomalies, can be consistent with cosmological constraints if they are charged under a hidden sector force mediated by a light boson. In this case, sterile neutrinos experience a large thermal potential that suppresses mixing between ...
Basak Shibaji S Department of Biological Chemistry, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, Kolkata - 700 032, India. - - 2014
A series of amphiphilic tyrosine based self-healable, multi-stimuli responsive metallo-hydrogels have been discovered. Formation of these hydrogels is highly selective to Ni(2+) ions. The self-healing property and the stiffness of these metallo-hydrogels can be tuned by varying the chain length of the corresponding gelator amphiphile.
Huang Chuan C Center for Advanced Medical Imaging Sciences, Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Department of Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114; Department of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115. Electronic address: - - 2014
Brain PET scanning plays an important role in the diagnosis, prognostication and monitoring of many brain diseases. Motion artifacts from head motion are one of the major hurdles in brain PET. In this work, we propose to use wireless MR active markers to track head motion in real time during ...
Ebana Hideaki H Division of Hematology/Oncology, Shirakawa Kosei General Hospital, 2-1 Toyochi Kamiyajirou, Shirakawa, Fukushima 961-0005, - - 2014
In the past decade, the serum free light chain (FLC) immunoassays have become widely available enabling greater sensitivity in the diagnosis and management of monoclonal light chain diseases. Here, we describe a rare case of serum free light chain only myeloma with cytoplasmic IgM. A 75-year-old woman presented with a ...
Lindholm Markus M Norwegian Institute for Water Research/NIVA, Gaustadalleen 23, 0349 Oslo, - - 2014
The essay discusses whether biotic and abiotic environments differ in their ability to speed up or slow down morphological change and the generation of new lineages. Examples from the class Branchiopoda show that morphological conservatism is associated with enemy free space in species-poor habitats dominated by abiotic factors, while Red ...
Farokhmanesh Khatere - - 2014
Based on clinical observations, foot hyperpronation is very common. Excessive pronation (hyperpronation) can cause malalignment of the lower extremities. This most often leads to functional and structural deficits. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of foot hyperpronation on lumbar lordosis and thoracic kyphosis. Thirty five healthy ...
Bai Yuanyuan Y Department of Design, Kyushu University, 4-9-1, Shiobaru, Minami-ku, Fukuoka-shi 815-8540, Japan; e-mail: - - 2014
The pursuit-pursuing illusion is a visual illusion where a circular object placed in the centre of a radial pattern consisting of thin sectors is seen to move in the pursuit eye movement direction. The present study investigates the role of the surrounding texture, replacing the sectors with random dots or ...
Plack Christopher J CJ University of Manchester, UK - - 2014
Dramatic results from recent animal experiments show that noise exposure can cause a selective loss of high-threshold auditory nerve fibers without affecting absolute sensitivity permanently. This cochlear neuropathy has been described as hidden hearing loss, as it is not thought to be detectable using standard measures of audiometric threshold. It ...
Leo Fabrizio F Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany; Institute of Biological Psychology, Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany; Department of Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, - - 2014
This psychophysics study investigated whether prior auditory conditioning influences how a sound interacts with visual perception. In the conditioning phase, subjects were presented with three pure tones ( =  conditioned stimuli, CS) that were paired with positive, negative or neutral unconditioned stimuli. As unconditioned reinforcers we employed pictures (highly pleasant, unpleasant ...
Schoonderwaldt Erwin E Institute of Music Physiology and Musicians' Medicine, Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, Hanover, - - 2014
We present a study of coordination behavior in complex violin-bowing patterns involving simultaneous bow changes (reversal of bowing direction) and string crossings (changing from one string to another). Twenty-two violinists (8 advanced amateurs, 8 students with violin as major subject, and 6 elite professionals) participated in the experiment. We investigated ...
Wu Jianghong J Inner Mongolia Prataculture Research Center, Chinese Academy of Science, Hohhot, China; Animal Husbandry Institute, Inner Mongolia Academy of Agricultural & Animal Husbandry Sciences, Hohhot, China; Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, - - 2014
Stimulated by retinoic acid 6 (STRA6) is the receptor for retinol binding protein and is relevant for the transport of retinol to specific sites such as the eye. The adaptive evolution mechanism that vertebrates have occupied nearly every habitat available on earth and adopted various lifestyles associated with different light ...
Riecke Lars L Department of Cognitive Neuroscience, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The - - 2014
Auditory selective attention plays an essential role for identifying sounds of interest in a scene, but the neural underpinnings are still incompletely understood. Recent findings demonstrate that neural activity that is time-locked to a particular amplitude-modulation (AM) is enhanced in the auditory cortex when the modulated stream of sounds is ...
Montoye Alexander H AH Department of Kinesiology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, - - 2014
The responsiveness to change of the Actical and ActiGraph accelerometers was assessed in children and adolescents. Participants (n=208) aged 6-16 years completed two simulated free-living protocols, one with primarily light-to-moderate physical activities (PA) and one with mostly moderate-to-vigorous PA. Time in sedentary, light, moderate, and vigorous PA was estimated using ...
Garstang Michael M University of Virginia, Department of Environmental Sciences, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of - - 2014
The factors that trigger sudden, seasonal movements of elephants are uncertain. We hypothesized that savannah elephant movements at the end of the dry season may be a response to their detection of distant thunderstorms. Nine elephants carrying Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers were tracked over seven years in the extremely ...
Fukano Mako M Faculty of Sport Sciences, Waseda University, 2-579-15, Mikajima, Tokorozawa, Saitama 359-1192 - - 2014
Synergetic talocrural and subtalar joint movements allow adaptation to different footwear and/or surface conditions. Therefore, knowledge of kinematic differences between barefoot and shod conditions is valuable for the study of adaptations to footwear conditions. The objective of this study was to assess the kinematic differences in the talocrural and subtalar ...
Kaleta Erin - - 2013
Abstract Background: The objective of this study was to evaluate the performance of the heavy/light chain and free light chain immunoassays in patients with heavy chain disease, and to assess the ability of the heavy/light chain assay to measure and confirm the abnormal, truncated heavy chain. Methods: Frozen serum samples ...
Sievert Lynnette Leidy - - 2013
Up to 75% of women in the US report having experienced hot flashes during the menopausal transition. The purpose of this review is to describe the physiology of hot flashes, and the ways in which hot flashes have been examined by subjective report and by objective measurement. Hot flashes occur ...
Zemlin Annalise E - - 2013
Monoclonal serum free light chain measurements are used to follow up and manage patients with monoclonal gammopathies, and abnormal serum free light chain ratios are associated with risk of progression in certain diseases. We aimed to validate the reference intervals in our population. Reference intervals for κ and λ free ...
Hubbard Timothy L - - 2013
If an observer sees a flashed (briefly presented) object that is aligned with a moving target, the perceived position of the flashed object usually lags the perceived position of the moving target. This has been referred to as the flash-lag effect, and the flash-lag effect has been suggested to reflect ...
Uzoigwe Ossie Ferdinand - - 2013
Handedness remains an enigmatic phenomenon. There is no definitive explanation as to why man should have single rather than dual handedness. Intuitively it would seem advantageous in almost every context to have the benefit of equally dextrous hands. Either in context of warfare or hunting, using two hands equally as ...
van den Bos R A J M - - 2013
To investigate the cold and hot re-ignition properties of High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps in more detail an automated setup was designed in such a way that HID lamps of various sizes and under different background pressures can be tested. The HID lamps are ignited with a ramped sinusoidal voltage ...
Picken Maria M - - 2013
Among the various systemic amyloidoses, deposits derived from the immunoglobulin light chain (AL) account for 85% of cases. In this issue, Nasr et al. report 16 cases of renal heavy and light+heavy chain amyloidosis and compare them with renal light chain amyloidosis. While additional studies are needed to shed light ...
Haywood Jessica J Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, 2095 Constant Avenue, University of Kansas, 2095 Constant Avenue, Lawrence, Kansas 66047, - - 2013
The exposure of IgG1 in aqueous solution to light with λ = 254 nm or λ > 295 nm yields products consistent with Trp radical cation formation followed by (α)C-(β)C cleavage of the Trp side chain. The resulting glycyl radicals either are reduced to Gly or add oxygen prior to ...
Brebner Judith A - - 2013
Free light chains are proteins produced by B lymphocytes during the process of antibody synthesis. Their production, as a reflection of B cell activation, can give insight into the activity of the adaptive immune system. In recent years, an automated immunoassay that provides quantitative measurement of free light chains in ...
Komatsuda Atsushi - - 2013
A 45-year-old man presented with moderate proteinuria and hematuria. A renal biopsy showed mesangial/endocapillary proliferative glomerulonephritis, linear deposition of monoclonal immunoglobulin γ1 C(H) 2 heavy chain along glomerular and tubular basement membranes (GBMs and TBMs), granular deposition of κ light chain within the mesangial area, and continuous linear deposits of ...
Lu Connie C Protein Analytical Chemistry, Genentech Inc., South San Francisco, CA, USA. - - 2013
Size exclusion chromatography (SEC) is the most commonly used method to separate and quantify monoclonal antibody (mAb) size variants. MAb-A is an IgG1 subtype humanized monoclonal antibody recombinantly produced in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells. SEC analysis of MAb-A resolved a peak, named Peak 1, which elutes between monomer and ...
Clark Robin J H - - 2012
The key contributions of the four great Nobel Laureates - Lord Rayleigh, Sir William Ramsay, Lord Rutherford and Sir Chandrasekhara Raman - to the understanding of light scattering, to the identification and classification of the rare gases, and to the discovery in 1928 of the Raman effect are outlined. The ...
van Velzen Jeroen F - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Multicolor flow cytometry (MFC) is increasingly important for the diagnosis and minimal residual disease (MRD) assessment of patients with plasma cells (PC) dyscrasias, like multiple myeloma. Recently published information shows that immunophenotype of myeloma PC can change over time and normal PC are heterogeneous in the expression of CD19 ...
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