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OBJECTIVE Some longitudinal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies have shown reduced volume or cortical thickness (CT) in the frontal cortices of individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). These studies indicated that the aforementioned anatomical abnormalities disappear during adolescence. In contrast, cross-sectional studies on(More)
Biomarkers are the only feasible way to detect and monitor presymptomatic Alzheimer's disease (AD). No single biomarker can predict future cognitive decline with an acceptable level of accuracy. In addition to designing powerful multimodal diagnostic platforms, a careful investigation of the major sources of disease heterogeneity and their influence on(More)
BACKGROUND The goal of this study was to identify a clinical biomarker signature of brain amyloidosis in the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative 1 (ADNI1) mild cognitive impairment (MCI) cohort. METHODS We developed a multimodal biomarker classifier for predicting brain amyloidosis using cognitive, imaging, and peripheral blood protein ADNI1 MCI(More)
J chain is a small polypeptide covalently attached to polymeric IgA and IgM. In humans and mice, it plays a role in binding Ig to the polymeric Ig receptor for transport into secretions. The putative orthologue of mammalian J chain has been identified in the nurse shark by sequence analysis of cDNA and the polypeptide isolated from IgM. Conservation with J(More)
INTRODUCTION The current literature on facial attractiveness focuses on anterior-posterior facial portraits, with lateral facial analysis limited to comparing facial attractiveness scores with various facial measurements. Here we use a novel approach to more rigorously study lateral facial attractiveness by combining morphing software and a genetic(More)
A series of new benzimidazole-arylpiperazine derivatives III were designed, synthesized and evaluated for binding affinity at serotoninergic 5-HT(1A) and 5-HT(3) receptors. Compound IIIc was identified as a novel mixed 5-HT(1A)/5-HT(3) ligand with high affinity for both serotonin receptors and excellent selectivity over alpha(1)-adrenergic and dopamine D(2)(More)
In a technology-driven world where HCI is developing fast and the research on Multimodal Dialogue Systems is substantial, personality endowed virtual characters are acquiring importance. Socio-psychological research [4] indicates that users are in general more willing to interact with technology when the latter is 'humanized', that is, when the interaction(More)
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