1. Antimony retention and release from drained and waterlogged shooting range soil under field conditions.

    Chemosphere 134:536 (2015) PMID 25592464

    Many soils polluted by antimony (Sb) are subject to fluctuating waterlogging conditions; yet, little is known about how these affect the mobility of this toxic element under field conditions. Here, we compared Sb leaching from a calcareous shooting range soil under drained and waterlogged condit...
  2. Utility of magnetic resonance imaging in diagnosing cervical spine injury in children with severe traumatic brain injury.

    The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery 78(6):1122 (2015) PMID 26151511

    Evaluation of children for cervical spine injuries (CSIs) after blunt trauma is complicated, particularly if the patient is unresponsive because of severe traumatic brain injury. Plain radiography and computed tomography (CT) are commonly used, but CT combined with magnetic resonance imaging (MR...
  3. Enhanced jump performance when providing augmented feedback compared to an external or internal focus of attention.

    Journal of Sports Sciences 33(10):1067 (2015) PMID 25529245

    Factors such as an external focus of attention (EF) and augmented feedback (AF) have been shown to improve performance. However, the efficacy of providing AF to enhance motor performance has never been compared with the effects of an EF or an internal focus of attention (IF). Therefore, the aim ...
  4. Brain activity during observation and motor imagery of different balance tasks: An fMRI study.

    Cortex 64:102 (2015) PMID 25461711

    After immobilization, patients show impaired postural control and increased risk of falling. Therefore, loss of balance control should already be counteracted during immobilization. Previously, studies have demonstrated that both motor imagery (MI) and action observation (AO) can improve motor p...
  5. Neck muscle vibration can improve sensorimotor function in patients with neck pain.

    The Spine Journal 15(3):514 (2015) PMID 25452010

    People with neck pain display a diminished joint position sense and disturbed postural control, which is thought to be a result of impaired somatosensory afferent activity and/or integration. Afferent processing can be artificially manipulated by vibration and was shown to reduce motor performan...
  6. Neck muscle vibration can improve sensorimotor function in patients with neck pain.

    The Spine Journal 15(3):514 (2015) PMID 25452010

    People with neck pain display a diminished joint position sense and disturbed postural control, which is thought to be a result of impaired somatosensory afferent activity and/or integration. Afferent processing can be artificially manipulated by vibration and was shown to reduce motor performan...
  7. Brain activity during observation and motor imagery of different balance tasks: An fMRI study

    Cortex 64:102 (2015) PMID 25461711

    After immobilization, patients show impaired postural control and increased risk of falling. Therefore, loss of balance control should already be counteracted during immobilization. Previously, studies have demonstrated that both motor imagery (MI) and action observation (AO) can impro...
  8. Community analysis of plant biomass-degrading microorganisms from Obsidian Pool, Yellowstone National Park.

    Microbial Ecology 69(2):333 (2015) PMID 25319238

    The conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into biofuels can potentially be improved by employing robust microorganisms and enzymes that efficiently deconstruct plant polysaccharides at elevated temperatures. Many of the geothermal features of Yellowstone National Park (YNP) are surrounded by veg...
  9. Community analysis of plant biomass-degrading microorganisms from Obsidian Pool, Yellowstone National Park.

    Microbial Ecology 69(2):333 (2015) PMID 25319238

    The conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into biofuels can potentially be improved by employing robust microorganisms and enzymes that efficiently deconstruct plant polysaccharides at elevated temperatures. Many of the geothermal features of Yellowstone National Park (YNP) are surrounded by veg...
  10. Seasonal variation of depressive symptoms in unipolar major depressive disorder.

    Comprehensive Psychiatry 55(8):1891 (2014) PMID 25176622 PMCID PMC4254297

    Retrospective and cross-sectional studies of seasonal variation of depressive symptoms in unipolar major depression have yielded conflicting results. We examined seasonal variation of mood symptoms in a long-term prospective cohort - the Collaborative Depression Study (CDS). The sample included ...
  11. Seasonal variation of depressive symptoms in unipolar major depressive disorder.

    Comprehensive Psychiatry 55(8):1891 (2014) PMID 25176622 PMCID PMC4254297

    Retrospective and cross-sectional studies of seasonal variation of depressive symptoms in unipolar major depression have yielded conflicting results. We examined seasonal variation of mood symptoms in a long-term prospective cohort - the Collaborative Depression Study (CDS). The sample included ...
  12. Seasonal variation of depressive symptoms in unipolar major depressive disorder.

    Comprehensive Psychiatry 55(8):1891 (2014) PMID 25176622 PMCID PMC4254297

    Retrospective and cross-sectional studies of seasonal variation of depressive symptoms in unipolar major depression have yielded conflicting results. We examined seasonal variation of mood symptoms in a long-term prospective cohort - the Collaborative Depression Study (CDS). The sample included ...
  13. Well-to-wheel analysis of direct and indirect use of natural gas in passenger vehicles

    Energy 75:194 (2014)

    The abundance of natural gas in the United States because of the number of existing natural gas reserves and the recent advances in extracting unconventional reserves has been one of the main drivers for low natural gas prices. A question arises of what is the optimal use of natural ga...
  14. Interaction of mineral matter of coal with oxygen carriers in chemical-looping combustion (CLC)

    Chemical Engineering Research and Design 92(9):1753 (2014)

    • Interactions of promising oxygen carriers and mineral matter have been investigated. • Ilmenite was found to be the most robust oxygen carrier. ...
  15. Jump performance and augmented feedback: immediate benefits and long-term training effects.

    Human Movement Science 36:177 (2014) PMID 24875045

    Drop jumps and their adaptations to training have been extensively investigated. However, the influence of augmented feedback (aF) on stretch-shortening cycle (SSC) was not scrutinized so far despite the well-known positive effects of aF on motor performance and motor learning. The aim of the pr...
  16. Jump performance and augmented feedback: immediate benefits and long-term training effects.

    Human Movement Science 36:177 (2014) PMID 24875045

    Drop jumps and their adaptations to training have been extensively investigated. However, the influence of augmented feedback (aF) on stretch-shortening cycle (SSC) was not scrutinized so far despite the well-known positive effects of aF on motor performance and motor learning. The aim of the pr...
  17. Lignin valorization: improving lignin processing in the biorefinery.

    Science 344(6185):1246843 (2014) PMID 24833396

    Research and development activities directed toward commercial production of cellulosic ethanol have created the opportunity to dramatically increase the transformation of lignin to value-added products. Here, we highlight recent advances in this lignin valorization effort. Discovery of genetic ...
  18. Whole genome amplification: watch out for the bias!

    Environmental Microbiology 16(3):611 (2014) PMID 24589287

  19. Whole genome amplification: watch out for the bias!

    Environmental Microbiology 16(3):611 (2014) PMID 24589287

  20. Coordinated network activity in the hippocampus.

    Frontiers of neurology and neuroscience 34:26 (2014) PMID 24777128

    The hippocampus expresses a variety of highly organized network states which bind its individual neurons into collective modes of activity. These patterns go along with characteristic oscillations of extracellular potential known as theta, gamma, and ripple oscillations. Such network oscillation...