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Several genome-wide screens have indicated the presence of an autism susceptibility locus within the distal long arm of chromosome 7 (7q). Mapping at 7q22 within this region is the candidate gene reelin (RELN). RELN encodes a signaling protein that plays a pivotal role in the migration of several neuronal cell types and in the development of neural(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of a dynamic warm up (DWU) with a static-stretching warm up (SWU) on selected measures of power and agility. Thirty cadets at the United States Military Academy completed the study (14 women and 16 men, ages 18-24 years). On 3 consecutive days, subjects performed 1 of the 2 warm up routines (DWU or SWU) or(More)
Reduced expression of E-cadherin, a Ca(2+)-dependent cell adhesion molecule present in normal epithelium, has been associated with invasive and metastatic cancer. Immunohistochemistry was used in examining the relationship between E-cadherin expression and stage in 59 oesophageal and 52 lung cancers. Advanced-stage oesophageal cancers were associated with(More)
PURPOSE Previous studies have documented the lack of ultrasound's non-thermal effects on nerve conduction using frequencies of 1 MHz and 870 kHz. The analyses and conclusions were reached, despite only one study incorporating pulsed ultrasound. The purpose of this study was to determine the biophysical effects of continuous wave (CW) and pulsed wave (PW)(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to measure the test-retest reliability of the ulnar F-wave minimum latency (Fmin) in normal adults. A reliable Fmin measure allows clinicians to ascribe changes in latency to true changes in a subject and not merely random daily variation. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Fmin in the Abductor Digiti Minimi muscle(More)
Postural control is essential for normal daily activities. It is also a crucial requirement for athletic events and activities. Deterioration in this postural control mechanism is termed postural instability and results in increased postural sway. Decrements in postural sway have been documented following a 15.5-mile run. It remains to be seen whether a(More)
PURPOSE Quadriceps weakness following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) is prevalent despite intensive rehabilitation. Diminished neuromuscular excitability is one potential factor that may limit muscular recovery following injury or surgery. The H-reflex provides a measure of alpha motorneuron (neuromuscular) excitability in the(More)
INTRODUCTION We conducted an experimental, single-blind research study to determine the efficacy of using the median nerve compression test (MNCT) to improve the sensitivity and specificity of median nerve motor and sensory latencies for the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). We expected post-MNCT latencies to be prolonged in the CTS group. (More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The purposes of this study were to explore reliability of the ulnar F-wave minimum latency (Fmin) and the ulnar distal motor latency (DML) and to contrast those levels of reliability in order to reveal whether physiologic lability is the primary contributor to unwanted variability in Fmin measurements. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Fmin and(More)
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