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The neurotrophins nerve growth factor (NGF) and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) are important mediators of brain and neuronal development, the maintenance of homeostatic conditions in the adult nervous system, and the complex interplay of central and peripheral physiological and pathophysiological factors. To date there are few studies examining(More)
Psychologically stressful events have been reported to elevate nerve growth factor (NGF) serum concentrations. NGF and cortisol serum concentrations were measured in 20 healthy male volunteers before (3 p.m.) and after (5 p.m.) an academic oral presentation and on a control day. Cortisol showed a significant overall change (p=0.001), i.e. cortisol serum(More)
Using the case of an average gifted 15 years old youth with Klinefelter-syndrome (ks), who acted in a sexually aggressive manner, first the characteristics of this syndrome are described. In the following personality development and family background are compared to three hitherto published case examples of youths with ks or similar symptomatics on the one(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES To create a Web-based training program addressing the needs of a large, heterogeneous audience of users. MATERIALS AND METHODS We defined our target group as consisting of medical professionals who teach radiology, or who, by their own perception, would benefit from improving their radiologic image interpretation skills. We(More)
OBJECTIVE Nerve growth factor is important for the development and function of the cholinergic basal forebrain. The authors examined the hypothesis that the concentration of nerve growth factor is lower than normal in the preclinical phase of neurodegenerative dementia, especially Alzheimer's disease. METHOD The serum nerve growth factor concentration of(More)
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