This study was designed to explore whether native Hebrew and English speakers differ in their susceptibility to the blend illusion and in their lip-reading of words and cliché sentences. Four lip-reading tests, designed to assess recognition of syllables, words, and overlearned sentences, were administered to two groups of subjects who were matched for age,… (More)
The olfactory receptor (OR) subgenome harbors the largest known gene family in mammals, disposed in clusters on numerous chromosomes. One of the best characterized OR clusters, located at human chromosome 17p13.3, has previously been studied by us in human and in other primates, revealing a conserved set of 17 OR genes. Here, we report the identification of… (More)
Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) production in tropical and subtropical regions of the world is limited by the endemic presence of Tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV). Breeding programmes aimed at producing TYLCV-resistant tomato cultivars have utilized resistance sources derived from wild tomato species. So far, all reported breeding programmes have… (More)
Can heterochrony of aging be demonstrated for the two cerebral hemispheres? Ninety-six participants representing two age groups (21 to 26 years and 60 to 73 years) gave verbal (left hemisphere) and imagery-based (right hemisphere) associations to single words while simultaneously executing pursuit eye movements monitored by electrooculogram. Older… (More)
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The occurrence of neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) was studied prospectively in two series of consecutive psychiatric in-patients (n = 223). The first group (n = 120) suffered from schizophrenia and was treated only with haloperidol. The second group (n = 103) was treated with diverse neuroleptics. All patients were on a single antipsychotic agent with… (More)
Neuroleptic-induced akathisia (NIA) and parkinsonism (NIP) continued for 3 months, despite two courses of anticholinergic treatments, a shift to low-potent neuroleptic (NL) and a NL-free period. The two adverse effects responded dramatically to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) to reemerge 3 months after termination of ECT. The case supports the idea that ECT… (More)
GeneCards TM (http://bioinfo.weizmann.ac.il/cards/) is an automated, integrated database of human genes, genomic maps, proteins, and diseases, with software that retrieves, consolidates, searches, and displays human genome information [1, 2]. Over the past few years, the system has consistently added new features including sequence accessions, genomic… (More)