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Phun with phys.: April 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thanks to web detectives Adrianna Evans, Kevin Patton, and Chris Fuller

Easy-to-read and understand vaccine graphic

http://imgur.com/gallery/IwDF7

Free website: Imgur

Anosmia and hypogonadism

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2017/bcr-2017-220045.full

Short, free item, linked cites., images: BMJ case rep.

Killer whales and menopause

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-new-theory-for-why-killer-whales-go-through-menopause/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20170419

Complete, free report: Sci. Am.

Bike to work, roll against aging!

http://www.bmj.com/content/357/bmj.j1456

Full, free article, linked cites., tables: BMJ

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April physio.: April 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 13, 2017

Thanks to web detective Dee Silverthorn

Physiological bits and bytes

Access free articles

http://advan.physiology.org/

Advances in physiol. ed.

Long-term memory storage

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/where-does-the-brain-store-long-ago-memories/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20170413

Complete, free report: Sci. Am.

Creative people process vision differently

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2127804-creative-people-physically-see-and-process-the-world-differently/

Full, free essay, links: New Sci.

Alzheimer disease frequent in North Dakota

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/north-dakota-is-a-laboratory-for-the-future-of-alzheimer-rsquo-s-in-america/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20170418

Full, free essay, links: Sci. Am.

Parkinsonism

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/parkinsons-disease-at-200/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20170412

Free blog: Sci. Am.

Metabolic issues

Pediatric diabetes trends

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1610187?query=pfw&jwd=000012278332&jspc=

Short, free article, figs.: New Engl. j. med.

Pregnant women w/ congenital heart disease

https://www.medpagetoday.com/obgyn/pregnancy/64537

Complete, free report, links: Medpage today

Oxalic acid crystals in urinary system

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1609986?query=TOC

Short, free note, image: New Engl. j. med.

Tags:  oxalic acid crystals  parkinsonism 

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Physiology news: April 5-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, April 7, 2017

Thanks to web detectives Pat Bowne and Kathy Burleson

Physiological bits and bytes

Renal physiology

http://ajprenal.physiology.org/content/290/2/F438?ijkey=783413afe1c4949e2e10da65996335e547b46210&keytype2=tf_ipsecsha

Complete, free report, linked cites., graphics: Am. j. physiol.

Low vitamin D, type II diabetes, hypertension

http://www.endocrinologyadvisor.com/endo-2017/vitamin-d-deficiency-in-hypertension/article/649199/

Free abstract: Endocrin. advis.

Neurophysiology

No such thing as male and female brains

https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn28582-scans-prove-theres-no-such-thing-as-a-male-or-female-brain/

Complete, free report, links: New sci.

Brain changes with blindness

http://www.rdmag.com/article/2017/03/brains-blind-adjust-significantly-enhance-other-senses?et_cid=5885296&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5885296&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free article: R&D mag.

Brain combining subtle characteristics to take notice

https://news.brown.edu/articles/2017/03/msi

Press release, links: Brown U.

Circadian rhythm and disease

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/49003/title/Circadian-Rhythms-Influence-Treatment-Effects/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=50495832&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8mxTbWQdn1TlVvhrtlm1faAQexFr6VDtBHv0bdHb1hV8BxI6G9xdlzP-XMIvqkcUltdnfpSZZ2gb86uWOzXRRVy4fXdA&_hsmi=50495832

Full, free essay, images, links: Scientist

After inflammatory brain injury, astrocytes mobilize forces

http://stke.sciencemag.org/content/10/473/eaai7696?utm_source=MedPak%20%28updated%203/31/2017%29&utm_campaign=25012d691e-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_03_31&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f99005e3a-25012d691e-126539437

Free abstract: Sci. signal.

Aging

Men with more grey hair, higher MI risk

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/more-grey-hair-in-men-increases-risk-for-heart-disease/81254172?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights&utm_content=01&utm_campaign=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights_20170410

Full, free essay: GEN

Caffeine v aging

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-365675.html

Complete, free report, ref.: BioTechniq. 

Tags:  astrocytes after inflammation  circadian rhythm  low vitamin D  male/female brains?  renal pysiology  Type II diabetes 

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April shower physiology: March 29-April5

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, March 30, 2017

Thanks to 'net detective Valerie Dean O'Loughlin

The empire strikes back: The immune system

More flu vaccinations for kids, fewer deaths

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2017/03/30/peds.2016-4244

Full, free article, linked cites., figs.: Pediatrics

Anti-vax rally in DC March 31

https://www.statnews.com/2017/03/31/vaccine-skeptic-protest/

Complete, free report, links, images: STAT

HPV vaccine and fetus OK

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1612296?query=pfw&jwd=000012278332&jspc=

Free abstract, video: New Engl. j. med.

Physiological bits and bytes

US adult salt intake

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6612a3.htm?s_cid=mm6612a3_w

Full, free article, refs., tables: MMWR

Transgender folks consider fertility

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-04/tes-mti033117.php

Press release, survey results: U. Toronto

Neurophysiology

Control of eye muscles by their own senses

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0079612305510033

Free abstract: Prog. brain res.

Mirror touch synesthesia

https://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=82059

Press release, audio file: NSF

Coding the brain for sound perception

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-365741.html

Complete, free report, link, refs.: BioTechniq.

Event-related brain potentials for: visual or audio sarcasm

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/sarcasm-looks-same-brain-whether-its-words-or-emoji

Short, free item, links, refs.: Sci. news

Melatonin for insomnia?

http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/medical-conditions/should-you-take-melatonin-for-insomnia?utm_source=sciam&utm_campaign=sciam

Free, short webpage, links: Quick and dirty tips

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Spring physiology: March 22-29

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, March 23, 2017

Thanks to 'net detective Kevin Patton

Physiological bits and bytes

Alcohol and the heart: not so simple

http://www.bmj.com/content/356/bmj.j909

Full, free article, linked cites., figs.: BMJ

Breast feeding studies reviewed

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2017/03/23/peds.2017-0150

Free abstract: Pediatrics

Neurophysiology

Amusia: So you think you can't sing?

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/48581/title/How-Bad-Singing-Landed-Me-in-an-MRI-Machine/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=49454795&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--nenaJM2ri9BjILguhBGgD4YEr3morNUWpKSF2S57GYgrXn55Cd3_lryKze9e_CUEsopjq_pM2xtD1PGA2vuL4mH2IZQ&_hsmi=49454795/

Full, free essay: Scientist

Pavlov's brain circuit identified

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2017/03/brain-cells-involved-pavlovian-response-identified?et_cid=5889944&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5889944&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.biosciencetechnology.com%2fnews%2f2017%2f03%2fbrain-cells-involved-pavlovian-response-identified%3fet_cid%3d5889944%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Complete, free report: Biosci. tech.

Emotional circuit in brain

http://news.mit.edu/2016/two-neuron-populations-encode-happy-fearful-memories-1017

Press release, links: MIT

Astrocytes as clocks!

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960982217302051

Free abstract: Curr biol.

The empire strikes back: The immune system

Introduction to autoimmunity: we let the virus wire us

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-365650.html

Complete, free report, image, links, ref.: BioTechniq.

Nut allergy challenges to patient

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1081120617301126

Free abstract: Sci. direct

This virus mutates faster than immune system can go

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2017/03/hepatitis-c-mutations-outrun-immune-systems-lab-study-shows?et_cid=5883875&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5883875&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free essay: Drug discov. & develop.

Blood-testis barrier not complete

http://www.sciencealert.com/it-turns-out-the-immune-system-is-connected-to-the-testes-after-all

Full, free story, links, image: Sci. alert

Tags:  allergies  autoimmune  brain  circadian rhythm  Pavlov 

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Leprecahn's physiology: March 15-22

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, March 16, 2017

Thanks to 'net detectives A.J. Petto, Kevin Patton and Kenneth Long

Neurophysiology

How does the brain learn speech?

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/48545/title/Singing-In-the-Brain/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=46072206&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--UrGjaQyIB8e2STflPphcPFEJCmpNWQCHpvhMfuHHKvKwbXuu00eQBpoZt6W6B7bH5CKNqLnogcu6xQuU8Tyl8sOzo2g&_hsmi=46072206/

Full, free essay, links: Scientist

Sleep apnea and brain changes in kids

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-pediatrics-sleep-brain-idUSKBN16O2RW

Complete, free report: Reuters

Another role for the cerebellum

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature21726.html

Free abstract, linked cites., graphics: Nature

Mistakes cause brain to slow on next decision

http://www.jneurosci.org/content/early/2017/02/13/JNEUROSCI.1202-16.2017

Free abstract: J. neurosci.

Addictive chemicals

Alcoholism

http://physrev.physiology.org/content/89/2/649

Full, free article, linked cites., images: Phys. rev.

How do those addictive chemicals work?

http://thebrain.mcgill.ca/flash/i/i_03/i_03_m/i_03_m_par/i_03_m_par_alcool.html#drogues

Free website, image, links: McGill U.

The empire strikes back: The immune system

Bacteremia rate sharply declines after vaccinations

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2017/03/08/peds.2016-2098?sso=1&sso_redirect_count=1&nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=ERROR%3a+No+local+token

Complete, free report, linked cites, tables: Pediatrics

The covert reservoir of HIV in T-lymphocytes

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/hidden-hiv-reservoirs-exposed-by-telltale-protein/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20170321

Full, free essay, image, links: Sci. Am.

Making it easier for the T-cell to find the antigen

http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/ucla-scientists-show-how-to-amplify-or-stifle-signals-for-immune-responses

Press release, image, links: UCLA

Physiological bits and bytes

Who has the world's healthiest arteries? Bolivia!

http://thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(17)30752-3/fulltext

Free summary: Lancet

Diabetes and climate change

http://drc.bmj.com/content/5/1/e000317

Complete, free report, linked cites., figs.: BMJ

 

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The winter of physio.: March 8-15

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 10, 2017

Thanks to 'net detectives Kevin Patton and Pat Bowne

The senses

Complete lab activity for depth perception

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/exploring-the-depths-of-vision/?WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_20170313

Full, free item, images, materials list: Sci. Am.

Synesthesia and sound frequency

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/48528/title/Understanding-the-Connection-Between-Synesthesia-and-Absolute-Pitch/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=44828068&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--Fws3s69uikNyHrS7cbZHzGNls4ORNQb2c6phsCJgfVpmK8n1ekySC_MBWCsA_lQS_EJLJI0RTF01L-71GygKoEU5wTg&_hsmi=44828068/

Complete, free report, links: Scientist

The nervous system

Improving memory of lists

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39194495

Full, free essay, video: BBC

Detecting Alzheimer before symptoms

http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14726

Complete, free report, linked cites., graphics: Nature

Trying to restore brain function in the dead

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2016/05/10/lessons-from-living-cadavers/#.WMrDxWcUW70

Full, free story, links: Discovery

Memory and movement

http://releases.jhu.edu/2017/03/06/its-a-bird-its-a-plane-its-a-key-discovery-about-human-memory/

Press release, interactive: Johns Hopkins U.

Eats

Gluten-free diets and Type II diabetes

http://www.livescience.com/58199-gluten-free-diet-wont-help-you-avoid-diabetes.html

Full, free article, links: Livescience

Lipocalin, hormone from bones suppresses hunger

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/48757/title/Hormone-Released-by-Bone-Suppresses-Appetite/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=44225731&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_kMFFVzePrUbzcB2DVgUETDwNa3vfCD-di7ZmejY3b7SJ4DQqE9Nfh36uhqDZrVtdyUG_adLZoHFC-PZvn8p61uCBzQg&_hsmi=44225731/

Complete, free report, links, ref.: Scientist

Physiological bits and bytes

Sudden bp drops upon standing and Alzheimer

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/316322.php

Full, free essay, links: Med. news today

Familial hypercholesterolemia

http://www.health.harvard.edu/cholesterol/inherited-high-cholesterol-too-often-overlooked?utm_source=delivra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WR20170311-Cholesterol&utm_id=423800&dlv-ga-memberid=21287211&mid=21287211&ml=423800

Short, free piece: Harvard U.

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Stormy day physiology: March 1-8

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 3, 2017

Thanks to 'net detectives Kevin Patton and A.J. Petto

What about autism?

Does autism start in early neural development?

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211124717300244

Complete, full report, linked cites., graphics: Cell rep.

Autism spectrum and the dosage-related gene

http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14366

Full, free essay, linked cites., tables: Nature

The empire strikes back: The immune system

Autism link: flu vaccine given during pregnancy? Nope.

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/47616/title/Autism-Not-Linked-to-Flu-or-Flu-Shot-During-Pregnancy/

Complete, free report, links: Scientist

On autoimmunity

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-365650.html

Full, free essay, images, refs.: BioTechniq.

Key regulator of gut macrophages identified

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/48729/title/Key-Regulator-of-Intestinal-Homeostasis-Identified/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=43899588&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--gpJzhqdoXrfZCC-1cTXjTjDvNb8jYfYk7ZhLpkon6DKHG3W8w5moY66QyVmHyZSsadR2jkZW28lEICVuiAfw8a7szzw&_hsmi=43899588/

Short, free article, image, link to abstract: Scientist

A cold water dip to reduce post-exercise cell stress? Nope.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27704555

Free abstract: J. physiol.

Neurophysiology

Human pheromones? Maybe not

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/03/do-human-pheromones-actually-exist

Complete, free report, links: Science

Your brain and noise

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/how-sound-can-be-an-ally-or-an-enemy-of-a-healthy-brain/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20170301

Free blog, links: Sci. Am.

Do women need more morphine than men? Why?

http://www.jneurosci.org/content/early/2017/02/20/JNEUROSCI.2906-16.2017

Free abstract: J. neurosci.

Elephants sleep shorter time than other mammals

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0171903

Full, free article, linked cites., tables PLoS One

Digestive matters

Impaired salivary glands due to iodine

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1609848?query=TOC

Short, free item, images: New Engl. j. med.

Are eggs now considered healthy?

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/eggs/?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Update%2003.03.2017%20(2)&utm_content=

Press release, links: Harvard U.

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the march of the physiologists: Feb. 22-March 1

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thanks to 'net detective Kevin Patton

Neurophysiology

How short-term memory happens

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2017/03/novel-barcode-tracking-t-cells-immunotherapy-patients-identifies-likely-cancer?et_cid=5852582&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5852582&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Press release: Cedars-Sinai

Neurons detecting itchiness also detect pain in mice

http://www.cell.com/neuron/fulltext/S0896-6273(17)30036-3

Complete, free report, linked cites., images: Neuron

Neuron wraps around mouse brains

http://www.nature.com/news/a-giant-neuron-found-wrapped-around-entire-mouse-brain-1.21539

Full, free article, image, links, refs.: Nature

Is prolonged sleep a precursor to Alzheimer?

http://www.neurology.org/content/early/2017/02/22/WNL.0000000000003732

Free abstract: Neurology

Coffee increases cigarette craving

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2122713-having-a-cigarette-may-make-your-body-crave-coffee-too/

Full, free story, link to abstract: New sci.

Matters respiratory

RBC's become acclimatized to low oxygen pressure

http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14108

Full, free article, linked cites., charts: Nature

Milk and mucus production linked? Nope.

https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2017/02/24/do-dairy-foods-cause-mucus-production/?smtyp=cur&_r=0

Full, free blog, links: NY times

Snoring and sleep apnea

http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/snored-to-death-the-symptoms-and-dangers-of-untreated-sleep-apnea-2017021311159?utm_source=delivra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=BF20170227-Sleep&utm_id=410957&dlv-ga-memberid=21287211&mid=21287211&ml=410957

Press release: Harvard U.

Physiological bits and bytes

Autoimmunity and viruses

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-365650.html

Complete, free report, images, ref.: BioTechniq.

How the fetus responds to maternal toxic stress

http://www.scpr.org/news/2017/02/27/69346/relax-your-baby-s-future-depends-on-it/

Full, free item, link: KPCC

Greater girth linked to higher cortisol, a stress hormone

http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/23/health/stress-weight-gain-study/index.html

Full, free essay: CNN

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Presidents' day physio.: Feb. 16-22

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thanks to 'net detective Valerie Dean O'Loughlin

The empire strikes back: the immune system

Middle ear eosinophilia

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1510852?query=TOC

Short, free item, images: New Engl. j. med.

Flu vaccine 50% effective this year

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6606a3.htm?s_cid=mm6606a3_w

Complete, free report, refs., tables: MMWR

Physiological bits and bytes

Extreme dieting v aging

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-hunger-gains-extreme-calorie-restriction-diet-shows-anti-aging-results/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20170216

Complete, free report: Sci. Am.

Vitamin B12 deficiency

http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/vitamin-b12-deficiency-can-be-sneaky-harmful-201301105780?utm_source=delivra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=GB20170222-Vitamins&utm_id=405916&dlv-ga-memberid=21287211&mid=21287211&ml=405916

Press release, links: Harvard U.

Vitamin D v colds and flu? Yep.

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2017/02/study-confirms-vitamin-d-protection-against-cold-and-flu?et_cid=5841570&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5841570&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free essay: Drug discov. & develop.

Effects of sleep deprivation

http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/features/10-results-sleep-loss#1

Webpage, links: WebMD

Neurobiology

Where are scary memories stored?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2017/02/research-reveals-how-brain-remembers-fearful-experiences?et_cid=5840044&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5840044&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.biosciencetechnology.com%2fnews%2f2017%2f02%2fresearch-reveals-how-brain-remembers-fearful-experiences%3fet_cid%3d5840044%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free essay; Biosci. tech.\

Deafness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLWg9af2Pg0&utm_source=BioInteractive+News&utm_campaign=9250b1f7e4-BioInteractive_News_Vol_91_2017_2_22&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_98b2f5c6ba-9250b1f7e4-69325713

Free video from YouTube

Sound communication

http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/how-animals-use-sound-communicate?utm_source=BioInteractive+News&utm_campaign=9250b1f7e4-BioInteractive_News_Vol_91_2017_2_22&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_98b2f5c6ba-9250b1f7e4-69325713

Free website, includes A&P resources: HHMI

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