Audrey Fortin

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Using PET, we investigated the neural substrates of stereodepth perception in humans. The presentation of Julesz-type random-dot stereograms (RDS) produced significant rCBF elevations in Brodmann areas (BA) 18, 19 and 7, all in the right hemisphere. Activation foci were also found in both middle temporal areas (MT). These results demonstrate that, as in(More)
Alterations of the BM microenvironment have been shown to occur after chemoradiotherapy, during aging, and after genetic manipulations of telomere length. Nevertheless, whether BM stromal cells adopt senescent features in response to these events is unknown. In the present study, we provide evidence that exposure to ionizing radiation (IR) leads murine(More)
Individuals with mental disorders like schizophrenia are more likely to develop physical health problems which will reduce their life expectancy (Colton and Manderscheid, 2006). Furthermore, some new evidence suggests that even daily living activities such as walking may be affected in these patients, which contributes to reduce their quality of life(More)
In 2007, an H3N2 influenza A virus was isolated from Canadian mink. This virus was found to be phylogenetically related to a triple reassortant influenza virus which emerged in Canadian swine in 2005, but it is antigenically distinct. The transmission of the virus from swine to mink seems to have occurred following the feeding of animals with a ration(More)
Destruction of the striate cortex has traditionally been thought to lead to permanent blindness in the contralateral visual field and to the dogma that this region is indispensable for vision in primates. For over 25 years now, evidence has been accumulating that hemianopic human subjects and monkeys possess wide-ranging residual visual capacities or(More)
The first case of VRE colonization occurred in an 80-year-old woman admitted for a dislocated shoulder. She was on long-term corticotherapy due to rheumatoid arthritis. Two days following her admission to hospital, she developed an abcess on the right buttock, accompanied by incontinence and confusion. Seven days following admission, a sample from the(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE Olfactory functions are not systematically evaluated following traumatic brain injury (TBI). This study aimed at comparing two smell tests that are used in a clinical setting. RESEARCH DESIGN The University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT) and the Alberta Smell Test were compared in terms of assessment time, cost and(More)
Patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) are at increased risk for cardiovascular diseases. The metabolic syndrome (MetS), a complex disorder defined by a cluster of interconnected factors including abdominal obesity, hypertension, dyslipidaemia and insulin resistance, has been proposed to identify patients with T1D at high cardiovascular risk. The MetS has been(More)