UMass Neuroscience Publications – March 2020

This month’s featured researcher is Richard van Emmerick. Richard is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences. His lab studies motor control and coordination, applying principles from complex and nonlinear dynamical systems to the study of posture and locomotion. More specifically, they examine mechanisms of balance and gait disorders due to aging and neurological disease, such as Parkinson’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis (MS). This month, a publication of theirs appeared in PubMed related to MS patients.

Here’s what else is new for ‘ ”University of Massachusetts” AND Amherst AND neuroscience’ in PubMed. These publications appeared on line in March. They are just a fraction of the research that occurs on campus. You can click on the PubMed ID to find the publication.

  1. Palmer BM, Swank DM, Miller MS, Tanner BCW, Meyer M, LeWinter MM. Enhancing diastolic function by strain-dependent detachment of cardiac myosin crossbridges. J Gen Physiol. 2020 Apr 6;152(4). pii: e201912484. doi: 10.1085/jgp.201912484. PubMed PMID: 32197271.
  2. Sato S, Lim J, Miehm JD, Buonaccorsi J, Rajala C, Khalighinejad F, Ionete C, Kent JA, van Emmerik REA. Rapid foot-tapping but not hand-tapping ability is different between relapsing-remitting and progressive multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2020 Feb 27;41:102031. doi: 10.1016/j.msard.2020.102031. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32172213.
  3. Miguel HO, McCormick SA, Westerlund A, Nelson CA. Rapid face processing for positive and negative emotions in 5-, 7-, and 12-month-old infants: An exploratory study. Br J Dev Psychol. 2019 Nov;37(4):486-504. doi: 10.1111/bjdp.12288. Epub 2019 Jun 17. PubMed PMID: 31206778.
  4. LaClair M, Febo M, Nephew B, Gervais NJ, Poirier G, Workman K, Chumachenko S, Payne L, Moore MC, King JA, Lacreuse A. Sex Differences in Cognitive Flexibility and Resting Brain Networks in Middle-Aged Marmosets. eNeuro. 2019 Jul 25;6(4). pii: ENEURO.0154-19.2019. doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0154-19.2019. Print 2019 Jul/Aug. PubMed PMID: 31262949; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6658914.
  5. 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 Dec;40:100725. doi: 10.1016/j.dcn.2019.100725. Epub 2019 Nov 3. PubMed PMID: 31733522; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6939871.
  6. Wang B, Wen X, Cao Y, Huang S, Lam HA, Liu TL, Chung PS, Monbouquette HG, Chiou PY, Maidment NT. An implantable multifunctional neural microprobe for simultaneous multi-analyte sensing and chemical delivery. Lab Chip. 2020 Mar 25. doi: 10.1039/d0lc00021c. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32211718.
  7. Hill MN, Karatsoreos IN, de Kloet ER, Lupien S, Woolley CS. In memory of Bruce McEwen: a gentle giant of neuroscience. Nat Neurosci. 2020 Mar 23. doi: 10.1038/s41593-020-0613-y. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32203498.
  8. Saneyoshi T, Matsuno H, Suzuki A, Murakoshi H, Hedrick NG, Agnello E, O’Connell R, Stratton MM, Yasuda R, Hayashi Y. Reciprocal Activation within a Kinase-Effector Complex Underlying Persistence of Structural LTP. Neuron. 2019 Jun 19;102(6):1199-1210.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2019.04.012. Epub 2019 May 8. PubMed PMID: 31078368; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6669903.