Under conditions unfavorable to growth, the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans enters a developmentally arrested stage, the dauer larva. We have examined gene expression in the dauer larva and during recovery from the dauer stage. Run-on transcription assays with isolated nuclei reveal a depression of general RNA polymerase II transcription to 11-17% of that… (More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess gender differences in personality disorders. Since heterogeneity of axis I diagnoses could introduce variability in the assessment of axis II diagnoses, the authors studied a group of patients with a primary diagnosis of major depression. METHOD A total of 316 patients were evaluated with the Personality… (More)
The efficacy and the mechanisms of action of two behavioral treatments for essential hypertension were compared: cognitive group therapy for anger control and biofeedback for heart rate control. The cognitive therapy aimed at lowering the "general anger" level and helping overt expression of "anger out;" heart rate biofeedback aimed at slowing heart rate in… (More)
Fragments of a psychotherapy of an Arab patient by a Jewish psychotherapist in Israel, during an exacerbation of a historical political conflict, are presented. In addition to the delineated characteristic difficulties embedded in a cross-cultural/ethnic/national psychotherapy, an Arab-Jewish dyad evokes a complicated interaction between external political… (More)
The report describes three unrelated Ashkenazi Jewish women with adult GM2 gangliosidosis in whom mental symptoms were prominent, mimicking different psychiatric disorders, and thus delaying accurate diagnosis.