We tested 55 deceased vespertilionid bats of 12 species from southern Germany for virus infections. A new adenovirus was isolated from tissue samples of 2 Pipistrellus pipistrellus bats, which represents the only chiropteran virus isolate found in Europe besides lyssavirus (rabies virus). Evidence was found for adenovirus transmission between bats.
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to analyse the psychometric properties of the EQ-5D in patients with social phobia. METHODS We used a sample of 445 patients with social phobia with five measurement points over a 30 month period. The discriminative ability of the EQ-5D was analysed by comparing the patients' responses with the general population and… (More)
In animal locomotion a tradeoff exists between stereotypy and flexibility: fast long-distance travelling (LDT) requires coherent regular motions, while local sampling and area-restricted search (ARS) rely on flexible movements. We report here on a posture control system in C. elegans that coordinates these needs. Using quantitative posture analysis we… (More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the responsiveness of the EQ-5D index (German and British tariff), the EQ-5D visual analogue scale (EQ VAS), and time trade-off (TTO) scores in schizophrenia, affective disorders, and alcohol addiction. METHODS We used a sample of 502 patients and examined the measures at baseline and after 14 months. We used the generic "WHO Quality… (More)
— Creating exercises for learners requires significant time. This is one reason, beside difficulties of discussing individualized tasks in a classroom setting, why often only few exercises are created and posed to all learners alike. In web-based autonomous learning the setting problem is removed , while simultaneously demand for individualized exercises ,… (More)