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A model linking immediate serial recall, the Hebb repetition effect and the learning of phonological word forms
We briefly review the considerable evidence for a common ordering mechanism underlying both immediate serial recall (ISR) tasks (e.g. digit span, non-word repetition) and the learning of phonological word forms. In addition, ...
Characterization of the sporulation initiation pathway of Clostridium difficile and its role in toxin production
Clostridium difficile is responsible for significant mortality and morbidity in the hospitalized elderly. C. difficile spores are infectious and are a major factor contributing to nosocomial transmission. The Spo0A response ...
Aspirin induces apoptosis in mesenchymal stem cells requiring Wnt/beta-catenin pathway
Background and Objectives: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are multipotent progenitor cells that are have found use in regenerative medicine. We have previously observed that aspirin, a widely used anti-inflammatory drug, ...
Direct metabolic fingerprinting of commercial herbal tinctures by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and mass spectrometry
Tinctures are widely used liquid pharmaceutical preparations traditionally obtained by maceration of one or more medicinal plants in ethanol-water solutions. Such a process results in the extraction of virtually hundreds ...
Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and sedentary behaviours in relation to body mass index-defined and waist circumference-defined obesity
The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationships of physical activity types and sedentary behaviour with BMI and waist circumference (WC). The sample comprised 6215 adults (2775 men, 3440 women) aged 16 ...
The Hatfield Image Test (HIT) : A new picture test and norms for experimental and clinical use
We present a new corpus of 147 high-quality photographic colour images (the Hatfield Image Test: HIT). Existing sets of pictorial stimuli tend to be line drawn, contain many items that are readily identifiable by healthy ...