Hiroshi Taoka

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A comparative study of neurobehavioral functions in the elderly was carried out between two Japanese rural towns, Kahoku and in Yaku. To evaluate of neurobehavioral functions, we used 1) Mini Mental State Examination (MMS), 2) Hasegawa Dementia Scale Revised (HDSR), 3) Kohs block design test, 4) Visuospatial cognitive performance score (VCPS), 5) Button(More)
BACKGROUND Leukoaraiosis is defined as extracellular space caused mainly by atherosclerotic or demyelinated changes in the brain tissue and is commonly found in the brains of healthy older people. A significant association between leukoaraiosis and traffic crashes was reported in our previous study; however, the reason for this is still unclear. METHOD(More)
PPM focusing is quite an attractive scheme, since it eliminates the focusing solenoid (and its power supply) from the klystron. However, one technical difficulty lies in how to integrate the magnetic-circuit, which is relatively complicated , into the vacuum tube. We have solved this problem by introducing a new fabrication technique of metal-to-metal(More)
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