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Righthanded and lefthanded 7-year-old children (both boys and girls) were compared for dichotic listening performance under free report and forced attention conditions. Previous findings from our laboratory have shown that, while adults reverse the right ear advantage (REA) during the forced-left condition, children do not. Since the finding in children was(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate whether removal of all amalgam fillings was associated with long-term changes in health complaints in a group of patients who attributed subjective health complaints to amalgam fillings. Patients previously examined at the Norwegian Dental Biomaterials Adverse Reaction Unit were included in the study and(More)
Perilipin family proteins (Plins) coat the surface of intracellular neutral lipid storage droplets in various cell types. Studies across diverse species demonstrate that Plins regulate lipid storage metabolism through recruitment of lipases and other regulatory proteins to lipid droplet surfaces. Mammalian genomes have distinct Plin gene members and(More)
The purpose of the present experiment was to investigate lateralized effects of concurrent verbal and nonverbal tasks on right- and left-hand finger-tapping. In addition to the verbal vs. nonverbal dichotomy, both motor and sensory tasks were used. It was predicted that a verbal motor task (reading aloud) would lead to more inhibitory interference for(More)
Memory and psychophysiological variables in persons with self-reported reactions to dental amalgam (amalgam patients: N=26) and in persons without such symptoms (controls: N=21) were compared. The groups were matched regarding age, education, and amount of amalgam. Wechsler Memory Scale-Revised was obtained for all subjects and compared to amalgam points in(More)
The pivotal role of liver X receptors (LXRs) in the metabolic conversion of cholesterol to bile acids in mice is well established. More recently, the LXRalpha promoter has been shown to be under tight regulation by peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs), implying a role for LXRalpha in mediating the interplay between cholesterol and fatty acid(More)
The adipose differentiation-related protein (ADFP)/adipophilin belongs to a family of PAT (for perilipin, ADFP, and TIP47) proteins that associate on the surface of lipid droplets (LDs). Except for LD association, a clear role for ADFP has not been found. We demonstrate that ADFP is transcriptionally regulated by peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor(More)
In spite of amazing progress in food supply and nutritional science, and a striking increase in life expectancy of approximately 2.5 months per year in many countries during the previous 150 years, modern nutritional research has a great potential of still contributing to improved health for future generations, granted that the revolutions in molecular and(More)
The aim of this population-based study is to investigate IQ and IQ-related factors in children with hydrocephalus (HC). Psychometric intelligence was assessed in subjects below the age of 7.3 years (N=52, F=18, M=34) with the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence - Revised (WPPSI-R) and for children above the age of 7.3 years (N=29, F=6,(More)
In the present study we investigated the effects of concurrent verbal (reading) and nonverbal (humming) cognitive tasks on right- and left-hand finger-tapping in relation to hemispheric asymmetry in right- and left-handed females and males. The aim of the study was to investigate effects of attending either to the cognitive or manual task, and effects of(More)