Oliver W Hill

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Adult neurogenesis persists in the subventricular zone and the dentate gyrus and can be induced upon central nervous system injury. However, the final contribution of newborn neurons to neuronal networks is limited. Here we show that in neural stem cells, stimulation of the "death receptor" CD95 does not trigger apoptosis but unexpectedly leads to increased(More)
Neuroinflammation is increasingly recognized as a hallmark of neurodegeneration. Activated central nervous system-resident microglia and infiltrating immune cells contribute to the degeneration of dopaminergic neurons (DNs). However, how the inflammatory process leads to neuron loss and whether blocking this response would be beneficial to disease(More)
BACKGROUND The clinical assessment and management of the risk of violence and suicide by people with mental illness may have to focus on environmental as well as individual factors. AIMS To investigate possible associations between violence, homicide and suicide rates, population density and indices of deprivation, with particular reference to inner-city(More)
  • H J Mägert, M Reinecke, I David, H R Raab, K Adermann, H D Zucht +3 others
  • 1998
Guanylin/GCAP-I and uroguanylin/GCAP-II are two structurally related peptides which play an important role in the regulation of water/electrolyte balance within the gut. In order to enable the investigation and comparison of both peptide hormones at the genomic level, we decided to clone the corresponding genes. The human gene for guanylin/GCAP-I and its(More)
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) have been implicated in the initiation and maintenance of tumour growth as well as metastasis. Recent reports link stemness to epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in cancer. However, there is still little knowledge about the molecular markers of those events. In silico analysis of RNA profiles of 36 pancreatic ductal(More)
Glioblastoma is a disease characterized by rapid invasive tumour growth. Studies on the proapoptotic CD95/CD95L signalling pathway recently suggested a significant contribution of CD95 signalling towards the high degree of motility in glioma cells. Apogenix has developed APG101, a clinical phase II compound designed to bind and neutralize CD95L, and thus to(More)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating progressive neurodegenerative disease affecting primarily the upper and lower motor neurons. A common feature of all ALS cases is a well-characterized neuroinflammatory reaction within the central nervous system (CNS). However, much less is known about the role of the peripheral immune system and its(More)
The participants were 256 African-American students between the ages of 18 and 25, from two historically Black universities. The purpose of this study was to see how dimensions of religiosity and spirituality influenced the HIV risk behavior in African-American college students. Each participant completed the Expressions of Spirituality Inventory (ESI) and(More)
The authors investigated the extent to which racial factors, cultural factors, or both influence a person's beliefs about physical time, personal time, and experienced and remembered duration. A total of 750 Black American, Black African, and White American students responded to a questionnaire on these beliefs about time. Factor analysis was used to(More)