R D Malmgren

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We use agent-based modeling to investigate the effect of conservatism and partisanship on the efficiency with which large populations solve the density classification task - a paradigmatic problem for information aggregation and consensus building. We find that conservative agents enhance the populations' ability to efficiently solve the density(More)
The serotonin uptake in platelets of 120 healthy volunteers and 64 endogenously depressed patients was investigated over a 2-year period. In healthy individuals, Km exhibited a significant seasonal rhythm during the bright half of the year. The seasonal rhythm of Vmax assumes the form of a sine curve, with nadir values at the vernal and autumn equinoxes and(More)
Sweden There are several indications that long term occupational exposure to organic solvents is harmful to health.'2 Organic solvents have haematotoxic effects and may cause stuctural changes in platelet membranes. On the other hand, symptoms such as depression, forgetfulness, headache, and nausea suggest a damage at the neuronal level in the central(More)
Blood levels of melatonin, serotonin, cortisol, prolactin, and serotonin uptake by platelets were measured at 08:00, 14:00, 20:00, 02:00, and 08:00 hours in 10 healthy men who ranged in age from 27 to 35 years. The Km values of serotonin active transport by platelets were significantly correlated with melatonin blood levels. There were no other significant(More)
The platelet serotonin uptake kinetics was studied in 19 women with premenstrual tension syndrome (PMS) and 19 age-matched symptom-free controls during the pre- and postmenstrual phases. Both groups exhibited stable Vmax and Km values at the two phases of the menstrual cycle. There were no differences between the two groups regarding the level of Vmax and(More)
Treatment of endogenous depression with nortriptyline (NT), at a daily dose of 150 mg, resulted in a pronounced improvement of seven of ten patients investigated. The concentration of the norepinephrine metabolite HMPG in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) decreased by 29% (P less than 0.01) after 3 weeks of treatment. There was no significant effect of treatment on(More)
The uptake of norepinephrine (NE) by human platelets at 10(-9)-5 X 10(-4) M of labelled amine concentration was investigated. At physiological concentrations of NE the uptake was unsaturable and could not be inhibited by imipramine or ouabain. At NE concentrations between 25 and 485 microM the uptake also comprised a saturable component that could be(More)
The circadian rhythm of serotonin active transport in human platelets was investigated in ten healthy men, aged 27-35 years. Blood was collected at 08.00, 14.00, 20.00, 02.00 and 08.00 hours the next morning. Simultaneous evaluation of the mean platelet volume, platelet distribution width, platelet distribution skewness and platelet number in whole blood(More)