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Acknowledgements: We wish to thank the Ford Foundation for financial support that made this publication possible. We also appreciate and recognize William Additional copies of this report may be purchased for $15.00 (CA residents add 7.5% sales tax, Los Angeles residents add 8.25% sales tax) plus $7.00 for shipping. Survey. The CIRP is now the nation's(More)
OBJECTIVE To screen for mutations in the coding region of the melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) gene and to assess the association between the rs17782313 variant near MC4R with childhood obesity and eating behavior. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A cross-sectional sample of 221 obese Chilean children and 268 parents were incorporated in the study to assemble 134(More)
Cognitive function in schizophrenia has been associated with different sociodemographic and clinical variables. Substance use disorder (SUD) history has also been associated with cognition in schizophrenia; however, contradictory results have been found regarding its influence on cognitive function. Our aim was to study the relationship between executive(More)
Increased interleukin-6 (IL-6) plasma levels have been described to occur during physical exercise. A relative reduction in energy intake after physical activity has also been reported after exercise, indicating a possible involvement of IL-6 as an anorexigenic factor. Given the possible effect of interleukins on appetite, we assessed whether a controlled(More)
Since the discovery of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, much work has been carried out to identify further breast cancer (BC) susceptibility genes. BARD1 (BRCA1-associated ring domain) was originally identified as a BRCA1-interacting protein but has also been described in tumor-suppressive functions independent of BRCA1. Some association studies have suggested(More)
This paper reports on our ongoing research around the use of learning analytics technology for awareness and self-reflection by teachers and learners. We compare two case studies. Both rely on an open learning methodology where learners engage in authentic problems, in dialogue with the outside world. In this context, learners are encouraged to share(More)
BACKGROUND Negative symptoms and cognitive dysfunction are of crucial functional and prognostic importance in schizophrenia. However, the nature of the relationship between them and the factors that may influence it have not been well established. AIMS To investigate whether the relationship between negative symptoms and executive function changes(More)