Elizabeth W Feldman

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Human altruism is a widespread phenomenon that puzzled evolutionary biologists since Darwin. Economic games illustrate human altruism by showing that behavior deviates from economic predictions of profit maximization. A game that most plainly shows this altruistic tendency is the Dictator Game. We hypothesized that human altruistic behavior is to some(More)
The human serotonin transporter gene (hSERT) is a strong candidate for involvement in the pathogenesis of mood disorder and, using a UK Caucasian case-control sample, Collier et al found a significant association between bipolar disorder and the 12 allele of the VNTR polymorphism in intron 2 of this gene. In a European collaborative sample, Collier et al(More)
Ectodermal dysplasia (ED) is a hereditary condition in which a minimum of two ectodermal structures fail to develop. Anodontia, or hypodontia, is one of the most common manifestations of this condition. As a result, it is critical that prosthodontic habilitation or rehabilitation is started early. Complete dentures are a simple, inexpensive, and reversible(More)
The American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) sought to provide an evidence-based guideline on the use of neoadjuvant systemic therapy (NST) in the management of clinical stage II and III invasive breast cancer. A comprehensive nonsystematic review was performed of selected peer-reviewed literature published since 2000. The Education Committee of the(More)
Despite recent improvements in rates of teen pregnancy, abortion, birth,and contraceptive use, effective contraceptive counseling for adolescents should be a high priority for the primary care provider in the office setting. Adolescent psychosocial risk screening and appropriate counseling about sexual decision-making is necessary. Contraceptive services(More)
Recent studies have suggested that expanded CAG/CTG repeats contribute to the genetic aetiology of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. However, the nature of this contribution is uncertain and difficult to predict from other known trinucleotide repeat diseases that display much simpler patterns of inheritance. We have sought to replicate and extend earlier(More)
BACKGROUND Caveolins are scaffolding proteins that are integral components of caveolae, flask-shaped invaginations in the membranes of all mammalian cells. Caveolin-1 and -2 are expressed ubiquitously, whereas caveolin-3 is found only in muscle. The role of caveolin-3 in heart muscle disease is controversial. METHODS AND RESULTS The present study was(More)
The hypothesis that expanded trinucleotide repeats (TNRs) contribute to the pathogenesis of bipolar disorder has received strong support from recent studies showing that, on average, bipolar patients carry larger repeat sequences of the TNR motif CAG/CTG than do controls. It has been postulated that intergenerational expansion of a TNR may be responsible(More)
We have previously described a pedigree in which affective disorder and Darier's disease cosegregate and, in an independent sample of 45 bipolar pedigrees, reported evidence in support of linkage between a putative susceptibility locus for bipolar disorder and markers in the Darier's disease region of chromosome 12q23-q24.1. The maximum evidence for linkage(More)