UMass Neurosciences Publications – November 2019

This month’s featured researcher is Guangyu Xu. Guangyu is an assistant professor in the the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering. He was recently appointed to the Dev and Linda Gupta Professorship. Guangyu joined UMass in 2016, before which he was a postdoc at MIT with Ed Boyden, who presented the November Neuroscience Distinguished Lecture. Guangyu runs the Integrated Nanobiotechnology Laboratory, which builds tools for subcellular molecular detection that have important uses in Neuroscience. His most recent paper in iScience demonstrates a technology for optogenetic control of intracellular calcium dynamics using micro-LEDs, which may allow for more efficient pharmaceutical screening of drugs and fundamental studies on a variety of cell networks.

Here’s what else is new for ‘ ”University of Massachusetts” AND Amherst AND neuroscience’ in PubMed. These publications appeared on line in November. They are just a fraction of the research that occurs on campus.

1: Rothenberg WA, Lansford JE, Al-Hassan SM, Bacchini D, Bornstein MH, Chang L, Deater-Deckard K, Di Giunta L, Dodge KA, Malone PS, Oburu P, Pastorelli C, Skinner AT, Sorbring E, Steinberg L, Tapanya S, Maria Uribe Tirado L, Yotanyamaneewong S, Peña Alampay L. Examining effects of parent warmth and control on internalizing behavior clusters from age 8 to 12 in 12 cultural groups in nine countries. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2019 Oct31. doi:10.1111/jcpp.13138. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31667849.

2: Bennett GG, Steinberg D, Askew S, Levine E, Foley P, Batch BC, Svetkey LP, Bosworth HB, Puleo EM, Brewer A, DeVries A, Miranda H. Effectiveness of an App and Provider Counseling for Obesity Treatment in Primary Care. Am J Prev Med. 2018 Dec;55(6):777-786. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2018.07.005. Epub 2018 Oct 22. PubMed PMID: 30361140; PubMed Central PMCID:PMC6388618.

3: Xie W, McCormick SA, Westerlund A, Bowman LC, Nelson CA. Neural correlates of facial emotion processing in infancy. Dev Sci. 2019 May;22(3):e12758. doi: 10.1111/desc.12758. Epub 2018 Oct 16. PubMed PMID: 30276933; PubMed CentralPMCID: PMC6443490.

4: Hamlett ED, Ledreux A, Gilmore A, Vazey EM, Aston-Jones G, Boger H, Paredes D, Granholm AE. Inhibitory designer receptors aggravate memory loss in a mouse model of down syndrome. Neurobiol Dis. 2019 Oct 30:104616. doi: 10.1016/j.nbd.2019.104616. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31678403.

5: Domínguez-Ordóñez R, García-Juárez M, Lima-Hernández FJ, Gómora-Arrati P, Domínguez-Salazar E, Luna-Hernández A, Hoffman KL, Blaustein JD, Etgen AM, González-Flores O. Protein kinase inhibitors infused intraventricularly or into the ventromedial hypothalamus block short latency facilitation of lordosis by estradiol. J Neuroendocrinol. 2019 Nov 12:e12809. doi: 10.1111/jne.12809. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31715031https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31715031.

6: Mao D, Li N, Xiong Z, Sun Y, Xu G. Single-Cell Optogenetic Control of Calcium Signaling with a High-Density Micro-LED Array. iScience. 2019 Oct 19;21:403-412. doi: 10.1016/j.isci.2019.10.024. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31704651.

7: Bauernfeind AL, Babbitt CC. Genetic diversity underlying behavioral plasticity in human adaptation. Prog Brain Res. 2019;250:41-58. doi:10.1016/bs.pbr.2019.06.002. Epub 2019 Jul 23. PubMed PMID: 31703908.

8: Li M, Lauharatanahirun N, Steinberg L, King-Casas B, Kim-Spoon J, Deater-Deckard K. Longitudinal link between trait motivation and risk-taking behaviors via neural risk processing. Dev Cogn Neurosci. 2019 Nov 3;40:100725. doi: 10.1016/j.dcn.2019.100725. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31733522.

9: Krentzel AA, Ikeda MZ, Oliver TJ, Koroveshi E, Remage-Healey L. Acute neuroestrogen blockade attenuates song-induced immediate early gene expression in auditory regions of male and female zebra finches. J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol. 2019 Nov 28. doi: 10.1007/s00359-019-01382-w. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31781892.

10: Kurdziel LBF, Kent J, Spencer RMC. Sleep-dependent enhancement of emotional memory in early childhood. Sci Rep. 2018 Aug 22;8(1):12609. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-30980-y. PubMed PMID: 30135458; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6105691.

11: Calabrese V, Santoro A, Trovato Salinaro A, Modafferi S, Scuto M, Albouchi F, Monti D, Giordano J, Zappia M, Franceschi C, Calabrese EJ. Hormetic approaches to the treatment of Parkinson’s disease: Perspectives and possibilities. J Neurosci Res. 2018 Oct;96(10):1641-1662. doi: 10.1002/jnr.24244. Epub 2018 Aug 11. Review. PubMed PMID: 30098077.

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