M. Kameswara Rao

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OBJECTIVES The prevalence of depression increases with age, as does the prevalence of higher levels of the cytokine interleukin-6 (IL-6). This analysis was performed to determine the association between increased levels of this cytokine and depression in a population-based sample. DESIGN Cross-sectional cohort study. SETTING Rural and urban counties in(More)
PURPOSE To determine if there is an increased prevalence of monoclonal gammopathy in elderly blacks compared with whites, analogous to the difference in incidence of multiple myeloma reported for the two racial groups and to confirm age and gender relationships. PATIENTS AND METHODS Subjects were from the Duke Established Populations for the Epidemiologic(More)
BACKGROUND Attempts to translate basic stem cell research into treatments for neurologic diseases and injury are well under way. With a clinical trial for one such treatment approved and in progress in the United States, and additional proposals under review, we must begin to address the ethical issues raised by such early forays into human clinical trials(More)
With the development of computer technology and computer network technology, the degree of information is getting higher and higher, people's ability of using information technology to collect and produce data is substantially enhanced. The discovery of the optimal algorithms for mining useful knowledge and improving the effectiveness of information(More)
“CAPTCHA” means ‘C’ompletely ‘A’utomated ‘P’ublic ‘T’urning test to tell ‘C’omputers and ‘H’umans ‘A’part. This is used to improve the security for internet Based applications. It is an automated test used to find whether the user is a human or a bot. This is mandatory to know because many bots are developed to illegally use the Internet sites content.(More)
The prospect of using cell-based interventions (CBIs) to treat neurological conditions raises several important ethical and policy questions. In this target article, we focus on issues related to the unique constellation of traits that characterize CBIs targeted at the central nervous system. In particular, there is at least a theoretical prospect that(More)
The pupae of Spodoptera litura (Fab.), (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), a polyphagous pest affecting common crops in Indian subcontinent, were treated with different isolates of conidia of an entomopathogenic fungi Beauveria bassiana (SBT#11and SBT#16) under laboratory conditions. Both strains of B.bassiana were highly pathogenic causing 100% mortality in S.(More)