Mercedes Rodriguez

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OBJECTIVE Schizophrenia is a devastating and common psychiatric disorder which is associated with a high degree of medical morbidity and reduced life span in addition to psychosis. In this article, these problems will be discussed in the context of schizophrenia and aging. METHOD The recent literature was reviewed using Pubmed, Medline, and Google scholar(More)
Tbx2 is a member of a large family of transcription factors defined by homology to the T-box DNA-binding domain. Tbx2 plays a key role in embryonic development, and in cancer through its capacity to suppress senescence and promote invasiveness. Despite its importance, little is known of how Tbx2 is regulated or how it achieves target gene specificity. Here(More)
The early diagnosis of congenital Chagas' disease is very important if infected newborns, whether symptomatic or not, are to receive adequate treatment. This paper describes the complications arising in the diagnosis of a newborn with fatal congenital Chagas' disease in Spain, a non-endemic area where visceral leishmaniasis is present.
BACKGROUND Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a highly prevalent allergic disease and also counts among the 10 most frequent reasons for medical consultation. Its impact on quality of life (QoL) and work productivity has been established but comparisons with other diseases are rare in the literature. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of AR in(More)
Teaching future applied statisticians requires the teaching of consultation skills since the student must learn to interact with research workers, learn to abstract the statistical aspects of substantive problems, to provide appropriate technical assistance, and to effectively communicate statistical results. The approach of the Department of Biostatistics(More)
To identify Trichinella antigens suitable for high-specificity and high-sensitivity serodiagnosis of human trichinellosis, we evaluated assays using four antigens: (i) crude first-stage larval extract (CLE), (ii) O-deglycosylated CLE, (iii) tyvelose-bearing antigens (Trichinella spiralis larva group 1 [TSL-1] antigens) purified by US4 affinity(More)
There is a rich debate in the innovation literature about to what extent innovation has become an international (or globalised) phenomenon, or, on the contrary, it maintains its local/regional character. As Koschatzky (2001) notes, given the fact that knowledge is commonly tied to personal capabilities; it has a clear geographical component. In the case of(More)
What are the advantage and disadvantages of cooperative journalism between professional journalists? Between established newsrooms and journalism students? Between citizen reporters and journalists from an established media outlet? And finally, what can be gained from cooperation between non-journalism professionals and professional journalists? Purpose(More)
It is widely accepted that knowledge-intensive business services (KIBS) are key agents in knowledge diffusion. Thanks in part to information technologies, an increasing internationalisation process has been taking place in this type of services in recent years. Starting from these two facts, the objective of this paper is to evaluate and compare the R&D(More)