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Our objective was to review the current body of evidence supporting the efficacy of self-management programs in individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) and other chronic neurological conditions. We reviewed published literature using standardized search terms; examined self-management interventions in a variety of chronic neurological disorders, including… (More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are endogenous 19-25 nucleotide RNAs that have recently emerged as a novel class of important gene-regulatory molecules involved in many critical developmental and cellular functions. miRNAs have been implicated in the pathogenesis of several human diseases, such as neurodegenerative disorders, cancer, and more recently in viral and… (More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether Ginkgo biloba extract (ginkgo) improves cognitive function in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS Persons with MS from the Seattle and Portland VA clinics and adjacent communities who scored 1 SD or more below the mean on one of 4 neuropsychological tests (Stroop Test, California Verbal Learning Test II [CVLT-II],… (More)
—Iterative decoding is used to achieve backward compatible performance improvement in several existing systems. Con-catenated coding and iterative decoding are first set up using composite mappings, so that various applications in digital communication and recording can be described in a concise and uniform manner. An ambiguity zone detection (AZD) based… (More)
[structure: see text] To study the structural requirements of aminoglycoside binding to nucleic acids, compound 1-an analogue of the naturally occurring nucleoside J-was synthesized. When incorporated into oligodeoxynucleotides, 1 leads to thermal stabilization of the resulting duplexes. The increase in pairing affinity is stronger with complementary RNA… (More)
We synthesized a miR-122 antimiR library in which drug-like fragments were site-specifically introduced to short 2'-O-methyl-RNAs. At some sites selected fragments elevated cellular antimiR activity to that of an unmodified 23mer antimiR, whereas at others the same fragments abolished activity. The potency of the antimiRs correlated with uptake into miRISC.
In many existing optical and magnetic digital recording systems, data is usually encoded by a cascade of several encoders, followed by a channel with IS1 (in-tersymbol interference). Conventional receivers follow a one-path approach, where an equalizer is followed by a cascade of appropriate decoders. We propose a backward compatible iterative receiver… (More)
Conjunctivorhinostomy, a surgical technique for the control of epiphora, was developed for use in the dog and cat. The method was performed 32 times in 21 animals, with varying degrees of success. It was concluded that the technique has potential as an effective procedure.