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Neurodegenerative diseases are amongst the most devastating of human disorders. New technologies have led to a rapid increase in the identification of disease-related genes with an enhanced… (More)
Mutations in leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) are the most common cause of dominant-inherited Parkinson's disease (PD), and yet we do not fully understand the physiological function(s) of LRRK2.… (More)
As the reports are below, I will not detail them here. However, the study would clearly need to be substantially strengthened regarding its functional and physiological relevance (such as assaying… (More)
In contrast to the detrimental action of severe stress conditions, the beneficial effects of mild stress, known as hormesis, is increasingly discussed and studied. A variety of applications for… (More)
Social capital can be an important poverty reduction tool in smallholder farming communities. People may turn to friends, kin or community members for assistance in times of hardship and need. People… (More)
In many sub-Saharan African countries smallholder farmers are vulnerable to food and income insecurity. Population growth, pressure on land, climatic change, and migration affect agricultural… (More)