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• Presents a basic chemical strategy for making nanomaterials • Describes some of the principles of materials self-assembly over 'all' scales • Demonstrates nanometre and micrometre scale building blocks • Suggests new ways to tackle research problems • Includes speculations on how to think about assembling the future of nanotechnology Nanochemistry: A(More)
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There is widespread concern that fire exclusion has led to an unprecedented threat of uncharacteristically severe fires in ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Dougl. ex. Laws) and mixed-conifer forests of western North America. These extensive montane forests are considered to be adapted to a low/moderate-severity fire regime that maintained stands of(More)
Background. Studies assessing the association between psychological factors and hypertension have been equivocal, which may reflect limitations in the assessment of psychological factors. Purpose. To assess the relationship between mood and anxiety disorders, measured using a psychiatric interview, and 1-year incident hypertension. Methods. 197(More)
Panic disorder (PD) and coronary artery disease (CAD) often co-occur, and CAD patients with comorbid PD suffer greater cardiovascular morbidity and mortality relative to CAD patients without PD. However, the mechanisms underlying these associations are still unknown. Reduced heart rate variability (HRV), a non-invasive measure of cardiac autonomic(More)
In this study we address the following questions: (1) What percentage of coronary artery disease (CAD) patients that present with chest pain, but whose symptoms cannot be fully explained by their cardiac status, suffer from panic disorder (PD)? (2) How do patients with both CAD and PD compare to patients without CAD and to patients without either PD or CAD(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess associations between clinically significant depression (major depressive disorder [MDD] and minor depressive disorder [MiDD]) and endothelial function (EF), via forearm hyperemic reactivity (FHR), in patients referred for myocardial perfusion imaging. Studies have linked MDD to impaired EF, an early marker of coronary heart disease (CHD)(More)
Following surgery, nerve injury can lead to persistent neuropathic pain. Pre-emptive and preventive analgesic treatments in the perioperative period aim to minimize nerve injury-induced pain. Here we demonstrate that a perioperative regimen of amitriptyline (10 mg/kg i.p. 30 min before and immediately after surgery, followed by oral amitriptyline 15-18(More)
BACKGROUND Endothelial function has been shown to be a highly sensitive marker for the overall cardiovascular risk of an individual. Furthermore, there is evidence of important sex differences in endothelial function that may underlie the differential presentation of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women relative to men. As such, measuring endothelial(More)