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In this report, we show some examples of anatomo-functional connectivity matrices, and associated directional maps. We also indicate how CCEP features, especially latencies, are related to spatial distances, and allow estimating the velocity distribution of neuronal signals at a large scale. Finally, we describe the impact on the estimated connectivity of the stimulation charge and of the contact localization according to the white or gray matter. The most relevant maps for the scientific community are available for download on f-tract. eu (David et al., 2017) and will be regularly updated during the following months with ...
Source: NeuroImage - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 July 2018Source: Food Science and Human WellnessAuthor(s): Klaus W. Lange, Ewelina Stollberg, Yukiko Nakamura, Joachim HauserAbstractPattern separation keeps items distinct in memory and is mediated by the hippocampus. A relationship between hippocampal function and diet quality has been suggested by findings in both humans and animals. In the present study, rats were fed over seven generations a diet containing increased amounts of sugar and saturated fatty acids, reduced levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids and an increased ratio of omega-6/omega-3 fatty acids (“Western”...
Source: Food Science and Human Wellness - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 July 2018Source: MitochondrionAuthor(s): S. Smieszek, P. Jia, D.C. Samuels, Z. Zhao, J. Barnholtz-Sloan, H. Kaur, S. Letendre, R. Ellis, D.R. Franklin, T. Hulgan, A. Kallianpur, W.S. Bush, the CHARTER Study GroupAbstractHIV-associated neurocognitive impairment (NCI) is a term established to capture a wide spectrum of HIV related neurocognitive deficits ranging in severity from asymptomatic to dementia. The genetic underpinnings of this complex phenotype are incompletely understood. Mitochondrial function has long been thought to play a role in neurodegeneration, along with iron metabol...
Source: Mitochondrion - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Construct validity was established for groups of items pertaining to three unique aspects of sexuality. These findings support further use of the SNIQ in assessing and researching sexual behaviours in patients with dementia and brain injury. PMID: 30010443 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Brain Injury - Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research
ConclusionsFTD mutation carriers can be separated from controls with a modest AUC even before symptom-onset, using a newly created carrier-control classification model, while this was not possible using a recent bvFTD classification model. A multimodal MRI-based classification score may therefore be a useful biomarker to aid earlier FTD diagnosis. The exclusive selection of white matter features in the best performing model suggests that the earliest FTD-related pathological processes occur in white matter.
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ConclusionsA poor effect from initial pharmacotherapy is the only early risk factor for drug resistance found in this study. Long disease duration increases the risk of drug resistance and polypharmacy. Second-generation antiepileptic drugs provide no additional effect for poor responders to first-generation drugs.
Source: Seizure - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 July 2018Source: SeizureAuthor(s): Anna M. Bank, Barbara A. Dworetzky, Jong Woo Lee
Source: Seizure - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
DiscussionFurther work is required to ascertain which family factors are associated with child development in addition to the effects of AED exposure and their potential interaction. As epilepsy may have considerable impact on intrafamily factors and as children are especially vulnerable to such effects, study designs incorporating family factors should be encouraged.
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 July 2018Source: Epilepsy &BehaviorAuthor(s): Vicenta SalanovaAbstractThe efficacy and safety of deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the anterior nucleus of the thalamus (ANT) for epilepsy (SANTE) trial was demonstrated by a randomized trial by Fisher et al. (2010). Based on this trial, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently granted approval for DBS therapy for epilepsy; the indication is as follows: “Bilateral stimulation of the anterior nucleus of the thalamus (ANT) for epilepsy is indicated as an adjunctive therapy for reducing the frequency of seizures in individuals ...
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionThis study provides promising results with regard to the efficacy of a short-term multidisciplinary epilepsy program. Positive effects could be achieved referring to compliance, activity, and affect. The findings support the relevance of such programs. Subsequent research should focus on the transfer to everyday life.
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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