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Two alleles in cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) gene polymorphisms have been disputably linked to enhanced cognition and decreased risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD): the V and A alleles of I405V and C-629A. This study investigates whether these polymorphisms affect brain structure in 188 elderly controls and 318 AD or mild cognitive impairment (MCI)(More)
The cadherins are a family of homophilic adhesion molecules that play a vital role in the formation of cellular junctions and in tissue morphogenesis. Members of the integrin family are also involved in cell to cell adhesion, but bind heterophilically to immunoglob-ulin superfamily molecules such as intracellular adhesion molecule (ICAM)–1, vascular cell(More)
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Neurodegeneration precedes the onset of dementias such as Alzheimer's by several years. Recent advances in volumetric imaging allow quantification of subtle neuroanatomical change over time periods as short as six months. This study investigates whether neuroanatomical change in medial temporal lobe subregions is associated with later memory decline in(More)
PURPOSE To apply a recently developed native-space (or native-surface) method to compare resting functional magnetic resonance (MR) imaging correlations (functional connectivity) measured in patients with Parkinson-related dementia (PRD) to those measured in cognitively unimpaired, age-matched control subjects with or without Parkinson disease (PD). (More)
This paper presents a case study of the economic damages to homeowners in a northern New Jersey community due to an exotic forest insect-the hemlock woolly adelgid. Hedonic property value methods are used to estimate the effect of hemlock health on property values. A statistically significant relationship between hemlock health and residential property(More)
Samples from drinking water fountains in 50 schools in New Jersey were collected at specific times during a typical school day and analyzed for lead, copper, pH, alkalinity, and hardness. First-draw lead and copper levels (medians 0.010 mg/l and 0.26 mg/l, respectively) decreased significantly after 10 min of flushing in the morning (medians 0.005 mg/l lead(More)
This study estimates the economic losses attributable to a nonindigenous forest insect, the hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsuga), using cross-sectional and difference-indifference hedonic price models. The data span a decade of residential property value transactions in West Milford, New Jersey. Hemlock health in naturally regenerated hemlock stands was(More)
Epidemiologic studies of environmental factors associated with risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD) have produced inconsistent and disappointing results. By contrast, family/genetic studies and case control investigations suggest that genetic causes of AD are important. The investigation of such genetic causes remains an important aim in all forms of AD(More)