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Abnormalities in the control of saccades have been described in patients with cerebral pathology.(1, 2) We assessed control of visually guided, reflexive and volitional saccades in 16 patients suffering severe traumatic brain injury and 12 controls and related the results to deficits on neuropsychological tests of speed of information processing and goal(More)
Older people suffer from a decline in immune system, which affects their ability to respond to infections and to raise efficient responses to vaccines. Effective and specific antibodies in responses from older individuals are decreased in favour of non-specific antibody production. We investigated the B-cell repertoire in DNA samples from peripheral blood(More)
Sinusoidal smooth pursuit eye movements were evaluated in 11 normals, five moderately and four severely affected motor neuron disease (MND) patients, using two target amplitudes and a range of frequencies. This enabled us to examine separately the effects of peak target velocity and acceleration on pursuit gain. Moderately affected patients showed an(More)
Substance-using women who exchange sex for money, drugs or shelter as a means of basic subsistence (ie. survival sex) have remained largely at the periphery of HIV and harm reduction policies and services across Canadian cities. This is notwithstanding global evidence of the multiple harms faced by this population, including high rates of violence and(More)
BACKGROUND Preventing disability and offering effective interventions to older people during early decline in function is most likely to be effective if those most at risk of progressive disablement are able to be identified. Similarly the ability to easily identify a group with similar functional profile from disparate sectors of the community is of(More)
Anophthalmia (no eye), microphthalmia (small eye) and associated ocular developmental anomalies cause significant visual handicap. In most cases the underlying genetic cause is unknown, but mutations in some genes, such as SOX2, cause ocular developmental defects, particularly anophthalmia, in a subset of patients. Here, we describe a four-generation family(More)
BACKGROUND Drawing on data from a community-based prospective cohort study in Vancouver, Canada, we examined the prevalence and individual, interpersonal and work environment correlates of homelessness among 252 women in street-based sex work. METHODS Bivariate and multivariate logistic regression using generalized estimating equations (GEE) was used to(More)
Acknowledgements We gratefully acknowledge the support of our funders – the Nuffield Foundation – and the members of our project advisory group. The Nuffield Foundation is an endowed charitable trust that aims to improve social wellbeing in the widest sense. It funds research and innovation in education and social policy and also works to build capacity in(More)
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