M. Kaneko

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The effect of 2.5S nerve growth factor (NGF) on survival, phagocytosis, and superoxide production of murine neutrophils was examined and compared with the effects of interleukin-3 (IL-3) and recombinant GM colony-stimulating factor (rGM-CSF). NGF enhanced the viability of neutrophils isolated from peripheral blood and peritoneal cavity in a dose-dependent(More)
We analyzed phonological and visual information processes of four Japanese dyslexic children between 7-10 years of age. None of them had disability in word retrieval and/or auditory memory. Two of them manifested lower score in phonological awareness tests while the others showed normal score. All children showed subnormal score in a visual cognitive test,(More)
We reported a 7-year-old, right-handed boy whose reading and writing of kana and kanji were impaired. He also showed a severe deficit in visuo-spatial perception skills. Nevertheless, his ability to read and write kana characters was facilitated by means of the Japanese Syllabaries. It is generally considered that the Syllabary involve two kinds of language(More)
We investigated the usability and limitations of Rapid Automatized Naming (RAN) results in 6-year-old Japanese preschool children to estimate whether reading difficulties will be encountered after school entry. We administered a RAN task to 1,001 preschool children. Then after they had entered school, we performed follow-up surveys yearly to assess their(More)