Recent studies have demonstrated that in peripheral lymphoid tissues of normal mice and healthy humans, 1% to 5% of alphabeta T-cell receptor-positive (TCR(+)) T cells are CD4(-)CD8(-) (double-negative [DN]) T cells, capable of down-regulating immune responses. However, the origin and developmental pathway of DN T cells is still not clear. In this study, by… (More)
In 1997 a mental health survey using a 30-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-30) and an interview survey of an atomic bombing experience were conducted in survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bombing. Overall psychological distress measured on the basis of the GHQ-30 was greater in the atomic bombing survivors than in the controls. As for the contents of… (More)
Contemporary views on assessment of visual function were presented. The tests feature high sensitivity and possibility of quantitative evaluation of visual abnormality.