In 2007, we detected human herpes simplex virus type 1, which caused stomatitis, in a juvenile confiscated eastern lowland gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri) that had a high degree of direct contact with human caretakers. Our findings confirm that pathogens can transfer between nonhuman primate hosts and humans.
Numerous studies have shown that elbow positioning influences grip measurements. These studies have had various and contradictory results. The intent of this study was to clarify the discrepancies and determine which elbow position yields maximal grip strength. Sixty-four men and 64 women were tested on a Greenleaf Medical EVAL system, once with the elbow… (More)
The worldwide increase in life expectancy has been associated with an increase in age-related morbidities. The underlying mechanisms resulting in immunosenescence are only incompletely understood. Chronic viral infections, in particular infection with human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), have been suggested as a main driver in immunosenescence. Here, we propose… (More)