Fernando C. Capovilla

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Research shows abnormal function of the pre-frontal cortex in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This cortex is involved in the control of executive functions related to planning and execution of goal-oriented strategies, working memory, inhibitions, cognitive flexibility, and selective attention. Selective attention involves focus on the(More)
The paper describes SignRetrieval, a computerized system with a graphic-interface that allows deaf and hearing users to retrieve thousands of Brazilian sign language signs without depending on the knowledge of the Portuguese gloss that corresponds to the sign. It describes how the system was built and how it can be used to effectively retrieve Libras signs.(More)
A test battery (BALS On-line) was created to assess the development of language skills in Portuguese and Libras (Brazilian Sign Language) by deaf students via WWW. The battery consists of six tests, namely: Picture Naming by Matching Written Words (PNM On-line), Picture Naming by Spelling (PNS On-line), Sign Naming by Matching Written Words (SNM On-line),(More)
Few studies have shown a significant increase of CD3+ T-cell receptor (TCR) gamma delta in the early phases of type 1 diabetes. We wished to determine if CD3+ TCR gamma delta is involved in the pathogenesis of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). We studied 29 GDM patients and 21 normal pregnant women. Lymphocyte subpopulations (CD3+ TCR alpha beta, CD3+(More)
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as any degree of glucose intolerance developing or first recognized during pregnancy that is not clearly overt diabetes [1]. It affects from 5–6 up to 15–20% of pregnancies worldwide, depending on population demographics, screening methods, diagnostic criteria in use, and maternal lifestyle [2]. GDM is(More)
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