Andrea Herrera

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l-Dopa continues to be the gold drug in Parkinson’s disease (PD) treatment from 1967. The failure to translate successful results from preclinical to clinical studies can be explained by the use of preclinical models which do not reflect what happens in the disease since these induce a rapid and extensive degeneration; for example, MPTP induces a severe(More)
In 1967, L-dopa was introduced as part of the pharmacological therapy of Parkinson's disease (PD) and, in spite of extensive research, no additional effective drugs have been discovered to treat PD. This brings forward the question: why have no new drugs been developed? We consider that one of the problems preventing the discovery of new drugs is that we(More)
Authoring tools are becoming increasingly common, they make it easier and faster to create educational content. Normally, they are based on standard training practices, and the content usually is displayed in two-dimensions. A learning environment that contains a challenge manager to store exercises in a database has been developed as an authoring tool for(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between early dental experiences and clinical indicators of oral health and dental anxiety upon admission to a comprehensive oral health program for six-year-old children in Chile. METHODS One hundred twenty-nine six-year-old children were enrolled in the Recreo Family Health Center of the(More)
Breaking bad news is a complex task that requires multiple communication skills from health professionals. Clinical practice demands to communicate all type of bad news, from a diagnosis of cancer to adverse effects of a treatment. On the other hand, since the beginning of the health reform in 2003, the need to improve the quality of services was proposed,(More)
BACKGROUND Traffic accidents are the second leading cause of death among adolescents and young adults in Chile. However, few studies have examined this behavior among this age group. Parental practices have a great influence on risk behaviors in adolescents, such as substance use, sexuality and violence, among others. Specifically, we propose that these(More)
Gender and sexuality; Race and ethnicity; White supremacist and right-wing social movements; Hate crimes; Teaching about race and gender. Introduction to Race and Ethnicity textbook, with Rodney Coates and David Brunsma. Under contract with Sage.
Cloud computing is a service-based computing resources sourcing model that is changing the way in which companies deploy and operate information and communication technologies (ICT). This model introduces several advantages compared with traditional environments along with typical outsourcing benefits reshaping the ICT services supply chain by creating a(More)