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In the field of autism research, recent work has been devoted to studying both behavioral and neural markers that may aide in early identification of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). These studies have often tested infants who have a significant family history of autism spectrum disorder, given the increased prevalence observed among such infants. In the(More)
The present study investigated the neural bases of phonological onset competition using an eye tracking paradigm coupled with fMRI. Eighteen subjects were presented with an auditory target (e.g., beaker) and a visual display containing a pictorial representation of the target (e.g., beaker), an onset competitor (e.g., beetle), and two phonologically and(More)
Serum bone Gla-protein (BGP or osteocalcin) was measured in 25 women with histologically confirmed postmenopausal osteoporosis before and during long-term treatment with 1 microgram/day of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3(1,25(OH)2D3). Basal serum BGP was significantly lower in osteoporotic women (3.8 +/- 1.4 ng/ml) than in age-matched controls (6.8 +/- 2.0 ng/ml).(More)
How a visual stimulus is initially categorized as a face by the cortical face-processing network remains largely unclear. In this study we used functional MRI to study the dynamics of face detection in visual scenes by using a paradigm in which scenes containing faces or cars are revealed progressively as they emerge from visual noise. Participants were(More)
To evaluate the effects of a long-term treatment with nandrolone decanoate on metabolism of the skeleton, a double-blind randomized study was carried out in women with joint diseases without metabolic bone derangement. Ten patients were treated with 50 mg of nandrolone decanoate every three weeks for two years; in six subjects a treatment with placebo was(More)
Both dual-photon absorptiometry (DPA) using 153Gd and dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) can be used for measurement of bone mineral content (BMC) and bone mineral density (BMD) of the total skeleton and its seven major regions. The short-term precision (coefficient of variation, CV) of DEXA for total-body BMD using the medium (20 minute) and fast (10(More)
Felodipine is a second-generation dihydropyridine calcium antagonist used to treat mild to moderate arterial hypertension. The authors used venous occlusion plethysmography to study the effect of this drug on lower limb arterial inflow and venous outflow in 10 at rest patients with mild essential hypertension. They also sought correlations between changes(More)
The goal of the present study was to investigate infants' processing of female and male faces. We used an event-related potential (ERP) priming task, as well as a visual-paired comparison (VPC) eye tracking task to explore how 7-month-old "female expert" infants differed in their responses to faces of different genders. Female faces elicited larger N290(More)