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“Exercise routine change is associated with prenatal depression scores during the COVID-19 pandemic among pregnant women across the United States” (2021) PLoS ONE Exercise routine change is associated with prenatal depression scores during the COVID-19 pandemic among pregnant women across the United States (2021) PLoS ONE, 15 (12 December), art. no. e0243188, .  Gildner, T.E.a b , Laugier, E.J.a c , Thayer, Z.M.a c a Department of […]

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“A pilot investigation of emotional regulation difficulties and mindfulness-based strategies in manic and remitted bipolar I disorder and major depressive disorder” (2021) International Journal of Bipolar Disorders A pilot investigation of emotional regulation difficulties and mindfulness-based strategies in manic and remitted bipolar I disorder and major depressive disorder (2021) International Journal of Bipolar Disorders Musket, C.W.a , […]

Colored light investigated to control irregular heartbeat noninvasively

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $2.1 million four-year grant for cardiac optogenetics research led by Chao Zhou, PhD, associate professor of biomedical engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering. Cardiac optogenetics allows researchers to control the opening and closing of ion channels, simulating different kinds of heart conditions, all the way […]

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"Destigmatizing Naloxone: Associations of Perceived Availability on Opioid Use Patterns" (2021) Annals of Emergency Medicine Destigmatizing Naloxone: Associations of Perceived Availability on Opioid Use Patterns(2021) Annals of Emergency Medicine, 77 (1), pp. 134-135.  Ellis, M.S., Kasper, Z.A., Cicero, T.J. Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, United States Document Type: LetterPublication Stage: FinalSource: Scopus "Prevalence, […]

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"Oral and maxillofacial surgeons’ assessment of the role of Pernkopf's atlas in surgical practice" (2021) Annals of Anatomy Oral and maxillofacial surgeons’ assessment of the role of Pernkopf’s atlas in surgical practice(2021) Annals of Anatomy, 234, art. no. 151614, .  Yee, A.a , Li, J.b , Lilly, J.b , Hildebrandt, S.c , Seidelman, W.E.d , Brown, D.e , Kopar, P.e , Coert, J.H.f , Mackinnon, S.E.a , Israel, H.A.b a Division of […]

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“Midfoot and ankle motion during heel rise and gait are related in people with diabetes and peripheral neuropathy” (2021) Gait and Posture Midfoot and ankle motion during heel rise and gait are related in people with diabetes and peripheral neuropathy (2021) Gait and Posture, 84, pp. 38-44.  Jeong, H.-J., Mueller, M.J., Zellers, J.A., Hastings, M.K. Program in Physical Therapy, […]

New computational method validates images without ‘ground truth’

A realtor sends a prospective homebuyer a blurry photograph of a house taken from across the street. The homebuyer can compare it to the real thing — look at the picture, then look at the real house — and see that the bay window is actually two windows close together, the flowers out front are […]

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“Cerebrospinal fluid Aβ42 moderates the relationship between brain functional network dynamics and cognitive intraindividual variability” (2021) Neurobiology of Aging Cerebrospinal fluid Aβ42 moderates the relationship between brain functional network dynamics and cognitive intraindividual variability (2021) Neurobiology of Aging, 98, pp. 116-123.  Meeker, K.L.a b , Ances, B.M.b , Gordon, B.A.c , Rudolph, C.W.a , Luckett, P.b , Balota, D.A.d , Morris, J.C.b , Fagan, A.M.b , Benzinger, T.L.c , Waring, J.D.a […]

Zhou to pursue novel imaging method with Stein Innovation Award from Research to Prevent Blindness

Chao Zhou, PhD a Washington University in St. Louis engineer who develops novel optical imaging technologies for biomedical applications, has been awarded a Stein Innovation Award from Research to Prevent Blindness to pursue development of novel imaging methods for diagnostic uses. The three-year, $300,000 award provides flexible funds to scientists engaged in research working to […]

Bayly named inaugural Lee Hunter Distinguished Professor

Philip V. Bayly, PhD, an innovative researcher of waves and oscillations in the mechanics of cells and biological tissues, has been named the inaugural Lee Hunter Distinguished Professor in the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. Bayly, who has been chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science since […]

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“Fronto-cerebellar connectivity mediating cognitive processing speed” (2021) NeuroImage Fronto-cerebellar connectivity mediating cognitive processing speed (2021) NeuroImage, 226, art. no. 117556, . Wong, C.H.Y.a b c , Liu, J.d e f l , Lee, T.M.C.b c j k , Tao, J.d e l , Wong, A.W.K.g h , Chau, B.K.H.a i , Chen, L.d e l , Chan, C.C.H.a i a Applied Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong b Laboratory of Neuropsychology and Human Neuroscience, Department of […]

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative names two WashU groups Frontiers of Imaging grantees

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) on Dec. 2 announced two research groups led by Washington University in St. Louis faculty were named Frontiers of Imaging grantees. Both groups will focus on the brain — where current imaging techniques can penetrate just about the depth of a couple of human hairs — with $1 million each […]

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“Prenatal stress exposure and multimodal assessment of amygdala–medial prefrontal cortex connectivity in infants” (2020) Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Prenatal stress exposure and multimodal assessment of amygdala–medial prefrontal cortex connectivity in infants (2020) Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 46, art. no. 100877, . Humphreys, K.L.a , Camacho, M.C.b , Roth, M.C.a , Estes, E.C.a a Vanderbilt University, Department of Psychology and Human Development, 230 Appleton Place, #552, Nashville, […]

AAAS names 7 Washington University faculty as 2020 fellows

Seven faculty members at Washington University in St. Louis are among 489 new fellows selected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. And four of those seven are School of Medicine faculty. The newly selected fellows from the medical school are: Aaron DiAntonio, MD, PhD; David H. Gutmann, […]

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"Long-term follow-up from the ORATORIO trial of ocrelizumab for primary progressive multiple sclerosis: a post-hoc analysis from the ongoing open-label extension of the randomised, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial" (2020) The Lancet Neurology Long-term follow-up from the ORATORIO trial of ocrelizumab for primary progressive multiple sclerosis: a post-hoc analysis from the ongoing open-label extension of the […]

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“Neuronal insulin signaling and brain structure in nondemented older adults: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study” (2021) Neurobiology of Aging Neuronal insulin signaling and brain structure in nondemented older adults: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (2021) Neurobiology of Aging, 97, pp. 65-72. Walker, K.A.a , Chawla, S.b , Nogueras-Ortiz, C.b , Coresh, J.c , Sharrett, A.R.c , Wong, D.F.d , Jack, C.R., Jr.e , Spychalla, […]

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"Anesthetic and subanesthetic doses of isoflurane conditioning provides strong protection against delayed cerebral ischemia in a mouse model of subarachnoid hemorrhage" (2021) Brain Research Anesthetic and subanesthetic doses of isoflurane conditioning provides strong protection against delayed cerebral ischemia in a mouse model of subarachnoid hemorrhage(2021) Brain Research, 1750, art. no. 147169, .  Athiraman, U.a , Liu, M.a , Jayaraman, K.b , Yuan, J.a , […]

Board of Trustees grants faculty appointments, promotions

At the Washington University in St. Louis Board of Trustees meeting Oct. 2, several faculty members were appointed or promoted with tenure or granted tenure, effective that day unless otherwise indicated… …Promotion with tenure Luis F.Z. Batista to associate professor of medicine and of developmental biology at the School of Medicine (tenure effective Jan. 1); Nico […]

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“N-acetylcysteine reduces brain injury after delayed hypoxemia following traumatic brain injury” (2021) Experimental Neurology N-acetylcysteine reduces brain injury after delayed hypoxemia following traumatic brain injury (2021) Experimental Neurology, 335, art. no. 113507, . Celorrio, M., Rhodes, J., Vadivelu, S., Davies, M., Friess, S.H. Division of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, One […]

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“Relationships between accelerometry and general compensatory movements of the upper limb after stroke” (2020) Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation Relationships between accelerometry and general compensatory movements of the upper limb after stroke (2020) Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 17 (1), art. no. 138, . Barth, J.a , Klaesner, J.W.a d , Lang, C.E.a b c a Washington University School of Medicine, Program in Physical Therapy, St. Louis, […]

Pappu, collaborators awarded $7.5 million MURI award

Rohit Pappu, the Edwin H. Murty Professor of Engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, is part of multi-institution team to receive a highly competitive 2020 Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) award from the Department of Defense. The five-year $7.5 million grant is shared with three other universities and is aimed […]

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“Toxic effects of endoplasmic reticulum stress transducer BBF2H7-derived small peptide fragments on neuronal cells” (2020) Brain Research Toxic effects of endoplasmic reticulum stress transducer BBF2H7-derived small peptide fragments on neuronal cells (2020) Brain Research, 1749, art. no. 147139, . Matsuhisa, K.a b , Cai, L.a , Saito, A.a b , Sakaue, F.b , Kamikawa, Y.b , Fujiwara, S.b , Asada, R.c , Kudo, Y.d , Imaizumi, K.a a Department of Biochemistry, […]

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“Depression and Buprenorphine Treatment in Patients with Non-cancer Pain and Prescription Opioid Dependence without Comorbid Substance Use Disorders” (2021) Journal of Affective Disorders Depression and Buprenorphine Treatment in Patients with Non-cancer Pain and Prescription Opioid Dependence without Comorbid Substance Use Disorders (2021) Journal of Affective Disorders, 278, pp. 563-569. Scherrer, J.F.a , Salas, J.a , Grucza, R.a , Sullivan, M.D.b , Lustman, P.J.c d , […]

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“Incidence of uveitis and macular edema among patients taking fingolimod 0.5 mg for multiple sclerosis” (2020) Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection Incidence of uveitis and macular edema among patients taking fingolimod 0.5 mg for multiple sclerosis (2020) Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection, 10 (1), art. no. 24, . Sonne, S.J.a , Smith, B.T.b c a St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. […]

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“Characterization of focused ultrasound-mediated brainstem delivery of intranasally administered agents” (2020) Journal of Controlled Release Characterization of focused ultrasound-mediated brainstem delivery of intranasally administered agents (2020) Journal of Controlled Release, 328, pp. 276-285. Ye, D.a , Luan, J.a , Pang, H.b , Yang, Y.b , Nazeri, A.c , Rubin, J.B.d e , Chen, H.b f a Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Washington University in St. Louis, […]

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“Analysis of Modulation of the ρ1 GABAA Receptor by Combinations of Inhibitory and Potentiating Neurosteroids Reveals Shared and Distinct Binding Sites” (2020) Molecular Pharmacology Analysis of Modulation of the ρ1 GABAA Receptor by Combinations of Inhibitory and Potentiating Neurosteroids Reveals Shared and Distinct Binding Sites (2020) Molecular Pharmacology, 98 (4), pp. 280-291.  Germann, A.L., Reichert, D.E., Burbridge, A.B., Pierce, S.R., […]

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“Experience-dependent resonance in amygdalo-cortical circuits supports fear memory retrieval following extinction” (2020) Nature Communications Experience-dependent resonance in amygdalo-cortical circuits supports fear memory retrieval following extinction (2020) Nature Communications, 11 (1), art. no. 4358, . Ozawa, M.a b , Davis, P.a b c e , Ni, J.a , Maguire, J.a , Papouin, T.a d , Reijmers, L.a a Department of Neuroscience, School of Medicine, Tufts University, Boston, MA, United States b Graduate Program in […]

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“Polygenic risk for anxiety influences anxiety comorbidity and suicidal behavior in bipolar disorder” (2020) Translational Psychiatry Polygenic risk for anxiety influences anxiety comorbidity and suicidal behavior in bipolar disorder (2020) Translational Psychiatry, 10 (1), art. no. 298, . Lopes, F.L.a , Zhu, K.a , Purves, K.L.b , Song, C.a , Ahn, K.a , Hou, L.a , Akula, N.a , Kassem, L.a , Bergen, S.E.c , Landen, M.c d , Veras, A.B.e , Nardi, […]

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“Testing the impact of a single nucleotide polymorphism in a Plasmodium berghei ApiAP2 transcription factor on experimental cerebral malaria in mice” (2020) Scientific Reports Testing the impact of a single nucleotide polymorphism in a Plasmodium berghei ApiAP2 transcription factor on experimental cerebral malaria in mice (2020) Scientific Reports, 10 (1), art. no. 13630, . Akkaya, M.a , Bansal, A.b e , Sheehan, P.W.a f , Pena, […]

Using light’s properties to indirectly see inside a cell membrane

For those not involved in chemistry or biology, picturing a cell likely brings to mind several discrete, blob-shaped objects; maybe the nucleus, mitochondria, ribosomes and the like. There’s one part that’s often overlooked, save perhaps a squiggly line indicating the cell’s border: the membrane. But its role as gatekeeper is an essential one, and a […]

Researchers one step closer to bomb-sniffing cyborg locusts

If you want to enhance a locust to be used as a bomb-sniffing bug, there are a few technical challenges that need solving before sending it into the field. Is there some way to direct the locust — to tell it where to go to do its sniffing? And because the locusts can’t speak (yet), […]

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“Orbitofrontal-striatal potentiation underlies cocaine-induced hyperactivity” (2020) Nature Communications Orbitofrontal-striatal potentiation underlies cocaine-induced hyperactivity (2020) Nature Communications, 11 (1), art. no. 3996, . Bariselli, S.a d , Miyazaki, N.L.a , Creed, M.C.b c , Kravitz, A.V.a c a National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, United States b Washington University Pain Center, St Louis, MO 63110, United States c Departments of Psychiatry, […]

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“Blood plasma phosphorylated-tau isoforms track CNS change in Alzheimer’s disease” (2020) The Journal of Experimental Medicine Blood plasma phosphorylated-tau isoforms track CNS change in Alzheimer’s disease (2020) The Journal of Experimental Medicine, 217 (11), . Barthélemy, N.R.a , Horie, K.a , Sato, C.a , Bateman, R.J.a b c a Department of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO b Hope Center for Neurological Disorders, […]

Targeting ultrasound at the brain for noninvasive diagnosis of brain cancer

Brain tumors are typically diagnosed using MRI imaging, as taking a sample for a tissue biopsy is risky and may not be possible due to tumor location or a patient’s poor health conditions. Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis are developing a method to diagnose brain tumors without any incisions. The method is developed […]

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"Gait asymmetry, and bilateral coordination of gait during a six-minute walk test in persons with multiple sclerosis" (2020) Scientific Reports Gait asymmetry, and bilateral coordination of gait during a six-minute walk test in persons with multiple sclerosis(2020) Scientific Reports, 10 (1), art. no. 12382, .  Plotnik, M.a b c , Wagner, J.M.d , Adusumilli, G.e , Gottlieb, A.a , Naismith, R.T.e a Center of Advanced Technologies in Rehabilitation, […]

WashU engineering, orthopedic team to study painful degenerative condition

Many adults suffer from low back pain sometime in their lives, and about 40% of cases are caused by intervertebral disc degeneration (IVD), a painful and age-related condition. But physicians and researchers don’t have a clear picture of what aspect of degeneration or pathology causes the pain. With new advances in imaging and modeling, researchers […]

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“A PIP2 substitute mediates voltage sensor-pore coupling in KCNQ activation” (2020) Communications Biology A PIP2 substitute mediates voltage sensor-pore coupling in KCNQ activation (2020) Communications Biology, 3 (1), art. no. 385, . Liu, Y.a , Xu, X.b , Gao, J.c , Naffaa, M.M.a , Liang, H.a , Shi, J.a , Wang, H.Z.c , Yang, N.-D.a , Hou, P.a , Zhao, W.a , White, K.M.F.a , Kong, W.a , Dou, A.a , Cui, A.a , Zhang, […]

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“Quantification of brain oxygen extraction and metabolism with (15O)-gas PET: A technical review in the era of PET-MRI” (2020) NeuroImage Quantification of brain oxygen extraction and metabolism with [15O]-gas PET: A technical review in the era of PET/MRI (2020) NeuroImage, 220, art. no. 117136, .  Fan, A.P.a b , An, H.c , Moradi, F.a , Rosenberg, J.a , Ishii, Y.a […]

Heart’s electrical propagation focus of WashU interdisciplinary study

The heart relies on electrical signals generated by ion channel proteins to tell it when to expand and contract. Genetic mutations in the genes that encode ion channel proteins, as well as changes in the expression of properties of these proteins that alter ion channel function, expose patients to various problems, from an irregular heartbeat […]

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“A genome-wide cross-phenotype meta-analysis of the association of blood pressure with migraine” (2020) Nature Communications A genome-wide cross-phenotype meta-analysis of the association of blood pressure with migraine (2020) Nature Communications, 11 (1), art. no. 3368, . Guo, Y.a b c , Rist, P.M.a b c , Daghlas, I.a b , Giulianini, F.a , Gormley, P.e f g h , Anttila, V.f g i , Winsvold, B.S.j k l , Palta, P.m , Esko, T.f n o , Pers, T.H.f o p q , Farh, K.-H.f i r , Cuenca-Leon, E.e f g s , Muona, […]

Chen receives $500,000 grant to study new technique in pediatric brain cancer model

In Australia, brain cancer kills more children than any other disease. But it is difficult to treat without significant risks from surgical or drug treatment. Hong Chen, assistant professor of biomedical engineering in the Washington University in St. Louis McKelvey School of Engineering and of radiation oncology in the School of Medicine, will address the […]

An emerging understanding of smell

How does the brain detect smells? To find out, you could rely on biological sciences, using high tech imaging methods, or studying anatomical diagrams. You could even get philosophical and ask, “What is smell, anyway?” Or, you could turn to engineering. Ching That’s what ShiNung Ching, an associate professor in the McKelvey School of Engineering at […]

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Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Praesent euismod, quam at feugiat commodo, turpis orci feugiat justo, nec porta nibh lectus vitae dui. Author Correction: Multimodal hippocampal subfield grading for Alzheimer’s disease classification (Scientific Reports, (2019), 9, 1, (13845), 10.1038/s41598-019-49970-9) (2020) Scientific Reports Author Correction: Multimodal hippocampal subfield grading for Alzheimer’s disease classification (Scientific […]

Artificial intelligence identifies, locates seizures in real-time

Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis’ McKelvey School of Engineering have combined artificial intelligence with systems theory to develop a more efficient way to detect and accurately identify an epileptic seizure in real-time. Their results were published May 26 in the journal Scientific Reports. The research comes from the lab of Jr-Shin Li, professor in the […]

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“Using polygenic scores for identifying individuals at increased risk of substance use disorders in clinical and population samples” (2020) Translational Psychiatry Using polygenic scores for identifying individuals at increased risk of substance use disorders in clinical and population samples (2020) Translational Psychiatry, 10 (1), art. no. 196, . Barr, P.B.a , Ksinan, A.b , Su, J.c , Johnson, E.C.d , […]

Board of Trustees grants faculty appointments, promotions

At the Washington University in St. Louis Board of Trustees meeting May 1, several faculty members were appointed or promoted with tenure, effective July 1 unless otherwise indicated. Appointment with tenure  …Jonathan Kipnis as professor of pathology and immunology at the School of Medicine; Carolina B. Lopez as professor of molecular microbiology at the School of Medicine […]

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“Entropy, mutual information, and systematic measures of structured spiking neural networks” (2020) Journal of Theoretical Biology Entropy, mutual information, and systematic measures of structured spiking neural networks (2020) Journal of Theoretical Biology, 501, art. no. 110310, . Li, W.a , Li, Y.b a Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 63130, United States b Department […]

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“GATA2 Regulates Constitutive PD-L1 and PD-L2 Expression in Brain Tumors” (2020) Scientific Reports GATA2 Regulates Constitutive PD-L1 and PD-L2 Expression in Brain Tumors (2020) Scientific Reports, 10 (1), art. no. 9027, . Fu, Y.a b , Liu, C.J.a b , Kobayashi, D.K.a b , Johanns, T.M.b c , Bowman-Kirigin, J.A.a , Schaettler, M.O.a , Mao, D.D.a , Bender, D.b , Kelley, D.G.d , Uppaluri, R.e , Bi, W.L.f , Dunn, I.F.g , […]

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“Single cell transcriptomics reveals opioid usage evokes widespread suppression of antiviral gene program” (2020) Nature Communications Single cell transcriptomics reveals opioid usage evokes widespread suppression of antiviral gene program (2020) Nature Communications, 11 (1), art. no. 2611, .  Karagiannis, T.T.a b , Cleary, J.P., Jr.b c , Gok, B.b d , Henderson, A.J.e , Martin, N.G.f , Yajima, M.g , Nelson, […]