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In December 1999, IBM announced the start of a five-year effort to build a massively parallel computer, to be applied to the study of biomolecular phenomena such as protein folding. The project has two main goals: to advance our understanding of the mechanisms behind protein folding via large-scale simulation, and to explore novel ideas in massively(More)
The link between hypertriglyceridaemia (HTG) and/or hypercholesterolaemia (HCL) and neuropathy is uncertain. We retrospectively reviewed records of 100 consecutive patients investigated for acquired chronic axonal distal polyneuropathy of unknown cause. Findings were compared with those of 102 consecutive controls. Patients with idiopathic neuropathy were(More)
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery has been performed in over 75,000 people worldwide, and has been shown to be an effective treatment for Parkinson's disease, tremor, dystonia, epilepsy, depression, Tourette's syndrome, and obsessive compulsive disorder. We review current and emerging evidence for the role of DBS in the management of a range of(More)
BACKGROUND Access to effective surgical treatments such as breast reduction is often restricted on the grounds of patient obesity. However, there is a lack of unambiguous data on the surgical risks of obesity in patients undergoing breast reduction. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between patient obesity, as determined by body mass(More)
Behavioural adaptation to psychological stress is dependent on neuronal plasticity and dysfunction at this cellular level may underlie the pathogenesis of affective disorders such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Taking advantage of genome-wide microarray assay, we performed detailed studies of stress-affected transcripts in the amygdala -(More)
The prevalence of restless legs syndrome (RLS) is unknown in chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP). We prospectively studied 28 patients with CIDP. Prevalence of RLS in CIDP was ascertained by face-to-face interview using validated criteria and compared with that in 28 age- and gender-matched controls. Eleven (39.3%) CIDP patients were(More)
Fear memories are acquired through neuronal plasticity, an orchestrated sequence of events regulated at circuit and cellular levels. The conventional model of fear acquisition assumes unimodal (for example, excitatory or inhibitory) roles of modulatory receptors in controlling neuronal activity and learning. Contrary to this view, we show that(More)
Covering large defects in the axillary fossa can be challenging because of its complex shape. A variety of local skin, fasciocutaneous and musculocutaneous flaps have been described, with a number of inherent advantages and disadvantages. The use of the pectoralis minor muscle as a pedicled transposition flap has been described for immediate reconstruction(More)
Dieulafoy's lesion (DL) is a relatively rare, but potentially life-threatening condition. It accounts for 1-2% of acute gastrointestinal bleedings. Its serious nature makes it necessary for early diagnosis and treatment. This is a case report of a patient who presented with life-threatening haematemesis due to gastric Dieulafoy's that was successfully(More)