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Waste Aversion Reduces Inequity Aversion Among Chinese Children.

Child Dev 2021 May 13. Epub 2021 May 13.

Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

An underlying aspect of the development of fairness is the aversion to unequal treatment toward equally deserving parties. By middle childhood, children from Western cultures are even willing to discard resources to avoid inequity. Here, a series of four studies were conducted to assess the robustness of inequity aversion in a culture that emphasizes the value of "Thrift" (i. Read More

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Anatomical Study of the Interosseous Ligament of the Tibiofibular Syndesmosis: An Analysis of Osseous Morphology and Attaching Interposing Structures.

J Bone Joint Surg Am 2021 May;103(10):905-912

Departments of Clinical Anatomy (A.T., M.T., R.Y., and K.A.), Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgery (A.T. and A.O.), and Functional Joint Anatomy (A.N.), Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan.

Background: The morphological features of the interosseous tibiofibular area in relation to the tensile stress of the interosseous ligament (IOL) have rarely been discussed. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the IOL on the basis of osseous surface morphology and macroscopic and histological anatomy. We hypothesized that the osseous surface of the interosseous tibiofibular area has a specific feature corresponding to the fibrous structure in the IOL. Read More

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The role of imaging in acute pancreatitis.

Radiol Med 2021 May 12. Epub 2021 May 12.

Dipartimento di diagnostica per immagini, Radioterapia, Oncologia ed Ematologia, Fondazione Universitaria "A. Gemelli", IRCCS - Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo Agostino Gemelli, 8, 00168, Rome, Italy.

Acute pancreatitis is one of the most commonly encountered etiologies in the emergency setting, with a broad spectrum of findings that varies in severity from mild interstitial pancreas to severe forms with significant local and systemic complications that are associated with a substantial degree of morbidity and mortality. In this article the radiological aspect of the terminology and classification of acute pancreatitis are reviewed. The roles of ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis and evaluation of acute pancreatitis and its complications are discussed. Read More

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Clin Neuropsychiatry 2016 Dec;13(6):88-93

New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.

Objective: Substantial research has established exposure and response prevention (EX/RP) as an effective treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Yet, the role of the therapeutic alliance as a factor in EX/RP remains a relatively understudied area. We sought to investigate this issue and explore which aspects of the alliance matter most to treatment outcome. Read More

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December 2016

New roles for dopamine in motor skill acquisition: Lessons from primates, rodents, and songbirds.

Alynda N Wood

J Neurophysiol 2021 May 12. Epub 2021 May 12.

Emory University, United Statesgrid.189967.8.

Motor learning is a core aspect of human life, and appears to be ubiquitous throughout the animal kingdom. Dopamine, a neuromodulator with a multifaceted role in synaptic plasticity, may be a key signaling molecule for motor skill learning. Though typically studied in the context of reward-based associative learning, dopamine appears to be necessary for some types of motor learning. Read More

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Worldwide aflatoxin contamination of agricultural products and foods: From occurrence to control.

Compr Rev Food Sci Food Saf 2021 May;20(3):2332-2381

Oil Crops Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science (CAAS), Xudong, Wuhan, Hubei, 430062, China.

Aflatoxins represent a global public health and economic concern as they are responsible for significant adverse health and economic issues affecting consumers and farmers worldwide. Produced by fungal species from the Aspergillus genus, aflatoxins are a toxic, mutagenic, and carcinogenic group of fungal metabolites that routinely contaminate food and agricultural products. Climate and diet are essential factors in the aflatoxin contamination of food and subsequent human exposure process. Read More

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Takayasu's arteritis occurring under TNF blockers in a patient with spondyloarthritis: is it an association or a paradoxical effect?

Reumatologia 2021 9;59(2):111-114. Epub 2021 Feb 9.

Department of Internal Medicine, Sahloul Hospital, University of Sousse, Faculty of Medicine of Sousse, Tunisia.

Coexistence of spondyloarthritis (SpA) and Takayasu's arteritis is not a common finding, but such cases have been discussed, particularly in the context of choice of therapy. Inhibition of inflammation by tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi) is a key aspect of the treatment of SpA and also positive effects of such treatment in concomitant large vessel vasculitis have been reported. However, TNFi is also associated with the possibility of initiating vasculitis. Read More

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February 2021

Answering the Challenge of COVID-19 Pandemic Through Innovation and Ingenuity.

Adv Exp Med Biol 2021 ;1318:859-873

Department of Surgery, University Campus, St. Luke's University Health Network, Bethlehem, PA, USA.

The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has created a maelstrom of challenges affecting virtually every aspect of global healthcare system. Critical hospital capacity issues, depleted ventilator and personal protective equipment stockpiles, severely strained supply chains, profound economic slowdown, and the tremendous human cost all culminated in what is questionably one of the most profound challenges that humanity faced in decades, if not centuries. Effective global response to the current pandemic will require innovation and ingenuity. Read More

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Microwave applications in the food industry: an overview of recent developments.

Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr 2021 May 10:1-20. Epub 2021 May 10.

Department of Animal Products Technology, Faculty of Food Technology, University of Agriculture, Poland in Cracow, Krakow.

Microwave radiation has the ability to heat a material with dielectric properties. Material absorbs microwave energy and then converts it into heat, which gives the possibility of a wide use of microwaves in many industry sectors or agricultural sciences. Microwaves are especially widely used in food industry. Read More

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Biodegradability of Micro/Nanomotors: Challenges and Opportunities.

Adv Healthc Mater 2021 May 6:e2100335. Epub 2021 May 6.

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of New Drug Screening, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, 510515, China.

Micro/nanomotors (MNMs) are miniature machines that can convert chemical or external energy into their own mechanical motions. In previous decades, significant efforts have been made to improve the performance of MNMs. For practical applications, the biodegradability of MNMs is an important aspect that must be considered, particularly in the biomedical field. Read More

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Conjuring up creativity: the effect of performing magic tricks on divergent thinking.

PeerJ 2021 15;9:e11289. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Midlothian, United Kingdom.

Research suggests that learning to perform magic tricks can promote both physical and psychological wellbeing. The current study extended this work by examining the impact of learning magic tricks on divergent thinking. A group of 10- to 11-year-old children completed Guilford's Alternate Uses Test both before and after participating in either a magic-based, or art-based, activity. Read More

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Detecting Topic and Sentiment Trends in Physician Rating Websites: Analysis of Online Reviews Using 3-Wave Datasets.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 04 29;18(9). Epub 2021 Apr 29.

School of Computing, Gachon University, Seongnam 1342, Korea.

(1) Background: Physician rating websites (PRWs) are a rich resource of information where individuals learn other people response to various health problems. The current study aims to investigate and analyze the people top concerns and sentiment dynamics expressed in physician online reviews (PORs). (2) Methods: Text data were collected from four U. Read More

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Parameter identification of sound absorption model of porous materials based on modified particle swarm optimization algorithm.

Xiaomei Xu Ping Lin

PLoS One 2021 4;16(5):e0250950. Epub 2021 May 4.

College of Automobile and Traffic Engineering, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, China.

Porous materials have been widely used in the field of noise control. The non-acoustical parameters involved in the sound absorption model have an important effect on the sound absorption performance of porous materials. How to identify these non-acoustical parameters efficiently and accurately is an active research area and many researchers have devoted contributions on it. Read More

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Toxic Mechanisms of Five Heavy Metals: Mercury, Lead, Chromium, Cadmium, and Arsenic.

Front Pharmacol 2021 13;12:643972. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Medical Toxicology and Drug Abuse Research Center, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran.

The industrial activities of the last century have caused massive increases in human exposure to heavy metals. Mercury, lead, chromium, cadmium, and arsenic have been the most common heavy metals that induced human poisonings. Here, we reviewed the mechanistic action of these heavy metals according to the available animal and human studies. Read More

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Recent Progress in Polysaccharide Aerogels: Their Synthesis, Application, and Future Outlook.

Polymers (Basel) 2021 Apr 20;13(8). Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Department of Intelligent Energy and Industry, School of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Chung-Ang University, Seoul 06974, Korea.

Porous polysaccharides have recently attracted attention due to their porosity, abundance, and excellent properties such as sustainability and biocompatibility, thereby resulting in their numerous applications. Recent years have seen a rise in the number of studies on the utilization of polysaccharides such as cellulose, chitosan, chitin, and starch as aerogels due to their unique performance for the fabrication of porous structures. The present review explores recent progress in porous polysaccharides, particularly cellulose and chitosan, including their synthesis, application, and future outlook. Read More

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Ultrasonic Guided-Waves Sensors and Integrated Structural Health Monitoring Systems for Impact Detection and Localization: A Review.

Sensors (Basel) 2021 Apr 22;21(9). Epub 2021 Apr 22.

Department of Information Engineering, University of Florence, Via S. Marta 3, 50139 Firenze, Italy.

This review article is focused on the analysis of the state of the art of sensors for guided ultrasonic waves for the detection and localization of impacts for structural health monitoring (SHM). The recent developments in sensor technologies are then reported and discussed through the many references in recent scientific literature. The physical phenomena that are related to impact event and the related main physical quantities are then introduced to discuss their importance in the development of the hardware and software components for SHM systems. Read More

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Micro-Hole Generation by High-Energy Pulsed Bessel Beams in Different Transparent Materials.

Micromachines (Basel) 2021 Apr 18;12(4). Epub 2021 Apr 18.

Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie (IFN)-CNR, Udr di Como, Via Valleggio 11, 22100 Como, Italy.

Micro-drilling transparent dielectric materials by using non-diffracting beams impinging orthogonally to the sample can be performed without scanning the beam position along the sample thickness. In this work, the laser micromachining process, based on the combination of picosecond pulsed Bessel beams with the trepanning technique, is applied to different transparent materials. We show the possibility to create through-apertures with diameter on the order of tens of micrometers, on dielectric samples with different thermal and mechanical characteristics as well as different thicknesses ranging from two hundred to five hundred micrometers. Read More

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The feeling of "kiki": Comparing developmental changes in sound-shape correspondence for audio-visual and audio-tactile stimuli.

J Exp Child Psychol 2021 Apr 26;209:105167. Epub 2021 Apr 26.

Department of Psychology, Developmental and Brain Sciences, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA 02125, USA. Electronic address:

Sound-shape crossmodal correspondence, the naturally occurring associations between abstract visual shapes and nonsense sounds, is one aspect of multisensory processing that strengthens across early childhood. Little is known regarding whether school-aged children exhibit other variants of sound-shape correspondences such as audio-tactile (AT) associations between tactile shapes and nonsense sounds. Based on previous research in blind individuals suggesting the role of visual experience in establishing sound-shape correspondence, we hypothesized that children would show weaker AT association than adults and that children's AT association would be enhanced with visual experience of the shapes. Read More

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The Deadly Duo of COVID-19 and Cancer!

Front Mol Biosci 2021 12;8:643004. Epub 2021 Apr 12.

Department of Pharmacology, Institute of Pharmacy, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, India.

As of September 19, 2020, about 30 million people have been infected with the novel corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) globally, and the numbers are increasing at an alarming rate. The disease has a tremendous impact on every aspect of life, but one of the biggest, related to human health and medical sciences, is its effect on cancer. Nearly 2% of the total COVID-19 patients prior to May 2020 had cancer, and the statistics are quite frightening as the patient can be referred to as "doubly unfortunate" to suffer from cancer with the added misery of infection with COVID-19. Read More

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Optical zoom imaging systems using adaptive liquid lenses.

Bioinspir Biomim 2021 Apr 27. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Beijing Institute of Technology, No.5 Yard,Zhong Guan Cun South Street,Haidian District, Beijing, Beijing, 100081, CHINA.

An optical zoom imaging system that can vary the magnification factor without displacing the object and the image plane has been widely used. Nonetheless, conventional optical zoom imaging systems suffer slow response, complicated configuration, vulnerability to misalignment during zoom operation, and are incompatible for miniaturized applications. This review article focuses on state-of-the-art research on novel optical zoom imaging systems that use adaptive liquid lenses. Read More

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Does mercury emission from small-scale gold mining cause widespread soil pollution in Ghana?

Environ Pollut 2021 Mar 22;284:116945. Epub 2021 Mar 22.

Aarhus University, Department of Bioscience, Velsoevej 25, 8600, Silkeborg, Denmark. Electronic address:

The use of mercury in small-scale gold mining is globally the largest anthropogenic source of mercury in the environment. In countries like Ghana, where small-scale gold mining is a highly important economic sector, the activity is also expected to cause local pollution. This study is based on a hypothesis that the mining activity in Ghana is causing more widespread soil pollution also outside active mining sites, and that the main part of regional differences in soil concentrations of mercury might come from pollution. Read More

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Neuromodulation for Pain Management in the Inpatient Setting: A Narrative Review.

Cureus 2021 Mar 15;13(3):e13892. Epub 2021 Mar 15.

Pain Management, Creighton University School of Medicine, Phoenix, USA.

Pain is highly prevalent and pharmacological therapy is not always efficacious. There are a few pathophysiological reasons to believe that neuromodulation would increase the rate of success of pain management. This review article is focused on that aspect, discussing non-invasive or minimally invasive neuromodulation techniques in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. Read More

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Clinical Effects of Baduanjin Qigong Exercise on Cancer Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis on Randomized Controlled Trials.

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2021 8;2021:6651238. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Evidence-Based Medicine Center, Taizhou Hospital of Zhejiang Province Affiliated to Wenzhou Medical University, Linhai, Zhejiang, China.

Objective: Baduanjin is a traditional Chinese Qigong exercise for health improvement. However, a few studies were examining the association between Baduanjin Qigong exercise and cancer patients. This study is conducted to explore the clinical effects of the Baduanjin Qigong exercise among cancer patients. Read More

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[Observational Study: Project Infant Nutrition - "Back to the Origin" during COVID-19 Pandemic].

Padiatr Padol 2021 16;56(2):73-78. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Österreichisches Akademisches Institut für Ernährungsmedizin (ÖAIE), Wien, Österreich.

There are few evidence-based data on the actual duration of breastfeeding, on the reasons for weaning, or on the development and growth of infants fed with infant formula. Evaluating this is an important aspect of the discussion of preventive measures.The aim of the current project was to observe new-borns/infants, who were fed with infant formula PRE or one of the "Zurück zum Ursprung" (Back to the Origin; Company Hofer KG, Sattledt, Austria) products after weaning, with regard to growth (length, weight), acceptance and any other abnormalities, and to evaluate the results. Read More

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The contribution of sluggish cognitive tempo to processing speed in survivors of pediatric brain tumors.

Child Neuropsychol 2021 Apr 18:1-13. Epub 2021 Apr 18.

Kennedy Krieger Institute Neuropsychology Department.

Sluggish Cognitive Tempo (SCT) describes a pattern of under-activity, poor initiation, and slowness. It was first reported within the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) literature and found to be positively associated with the inattentive symptoms of ADHD and negatively or not significantly associated with the hyperactivity/impulsivity symptoms of ADHD. SCT has since been considered applicable to the pediatric oncology population given the emergence of inattentive, sluggish symptoms secondary to cancer treatment. Read More

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Materials for Improving Immune Cell Transfection.

Adv Mater 2021 Apr 15:e2007421. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Department of Biomedical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 117583, Singapore.

Chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CAR-T) therapy holds great promise for preventing and treating deadly diseases such as cancer. However, it remains challenging to transfect and engineer primary immune cells for clinical cell manufacturing. Conventional tools using viral vectors and bulk electroporation suffer from low efficiency while posing risks like viral transgene integration and excessive biological perturbations. Read More

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New aspects of microbial vitamin K2 production by expanding the product spectrum.

Microb Cell Fact 2021 Apr 13;20(1):84. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Key Laboratory of Systems Microbial Biotechnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Tianjin, 300308, China.

Vitamin K2 (menaquinone, MK) is an essential lipid-soluble vitamin with critical roles in blood coagulation and bone metabolism. Chemically, the term vitamin K2 encompasses a group of small molecules that contain a common naphthoquinone head group and a polyisoprenyl side chain of variable length. Among them, menaquinone-7 (MK-7) is the most potent form. Read More

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Teaching comprehension of double-meaning jokes to young children.

J Appl Behav Anal 2021 Apr 12. Epub 2021 Apr 12.

California State University, Fresno.

Various forms of humor are an important aspect of social interactions, even at an early age. Humor comprehension is a repertoire that is said to emerge between the ages of 7 and 11 years, and this is primarily attributed to a child's level of cognitive development. The behavioral literature has suggested that various forms of complex verbal behavior, including the use and comprehension of humor, are learned operants that can be taught using systematic teaching procedures. Read More

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Characteristics of pelvic organ prolapse content available on social media.

Neurourol Urodyn 2021 Apr 9. Epub 2021 Apr 9.

Department of Urology, Division of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Aims: To analyze the quality, understandability, and actionability of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) content and to characterize creators of content and treatment options discussed on social media platforms YouTube, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Methods: A cross-sectional, qualitative study was conducted for each platform. A search for "pelvic organ prolapse" was conducted and the first 100 relevant results analyzed. Read More

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