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SNP genotyping arrays have been useful for many applications that require a large number of molecular markers such as high-density genetic mapping, genome-wide association studies (GWAS), and genomic selection. We report the establishment of a large maize SNP array and its use for diversity analysis and high density linkage mapping. The markers, taken from(More)
The neuropsychological profile of a sample of 155 patients with a clinical diagnosis of anorexia nervosa was assessed using a test battery specifically developed for such patients. The current findings suggest that the patients display a common neuropsychological profile including both strengths and weaknesses when compared with published norms. The(More)
Recent research suggests that neuropsychological factors may play an important role in the development and maintenance of anorexia nervosa. However, it has been difficult to draw firm conclusions because of the wide range of assessments and norms that have been used. The aim of the Ravello Profile is to define a common shared neuropsychological assessment(More)
A number of specific deficits in neuropsychological functioning in anorexia nervosa (AN) have been identified. However, it is not known whether these specific deficits cluster together to form one or more clear neuropsychological profiles. We present a case series of nine participants who were recruited as part of a wider, ongoing investigation of the(More)
The vast majority of studies in anorexia nervosa that have investigated the domains of central coherence, organizational strategy, and visuospatial memory have focused on adult samples. In addition, studies investigating visuospatial memory have focused on free recall. No study to date has reported the association between recognition memory and central(More)
Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of functional disability among American adults. Obesity is a strong independent risk factor for OA. While research emphasizes the role of obesity in the OA-physical function relationship, the extent to which weight status impacts salient physical, health, and pain measures in older, knee OA patients is not well(More)
Introduction We are engaged in developing a range of Virtual Environments for Education spanning a variety of disciplines, from Earth Science to Anthropology, and from Business to Biology. All of these projects share a strategy, a set of assumptions, an approach to assessment, and an emerging tool set, which allows each to leverage from the insights and(More)
Recent studies have suggested that individuals with eating disorders show a stronger local processing bias and/or a weaker global bias in visual processing than typical individuals. In this study, healthy participants with varying scores on the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q) performed the Navon task, a standard task of local and global(More)
The Brixton Spatial Anticipation Test assesses individuals' cognitive flexibility in terms of rule detection and attainment. It has been used to assess executive functioning in both clinical and nonclinical adult samples. However, little is currently known about the suitability of this task for younger populations. The current study therefore aimed to(More)