OBJECTIVE Epidemiological studies have shown that mental disorders are associated with reduced health-related quality of life, high levels of health care utilization, and work absenteeism. However, measurement of the burden of mental disorders by using population-based methods in large working populations, such as the U.S. military, has been limited. … (More)
Phase synchrony analysis is a relatively new concept that is being increasingly used on neurophysiological data obtained through different methodologies. It is currently believed that phase synchrony is an important signature of information binding between distant sites of the brain, especially during cognitive tasks. Electroencephalographic (EEG)… (More)
The analysis of synchronization, particularly phase locking , is being increasingly used in neuroscience to explore coordinated brain activity. The application of this methodology to magnetoencephalographic (MEG) and electro-encephalographic (EEG) recordings would seem promising because these two recording techniques have great temporal resolution. However,… (More)
Coccidioidomycosis, also known as Valley Fever, is often thought of as an endemic disease of central California exclusive of Los Angeles County. The fungus that causes Valley Fever, Coccidioides spp., grows in previously undisturbed soil of semi-arid and arid environments of certain areas of the Americas. LA County has a few large areas with such… (More)
Ongoing large-scale land development for renewable energy projects in the Antelope Valley, located in the Western Mojave Desert, has been blamed for increased fugitive dust emissions and coccidioidomycosis incidence among the general public in recent years. Soil samples were collected at six sites that were destined for solar farm construction and were… (More)
We discuss a supersymmetric SU (6) grand unified theory with the GUT flat direction being lifted by soft supersymmetry breaking, and the doublet-triplet splitting being achieved with Higgs as a pseudo-Goldstone boson. The theory offers a simple solution to the false vacuum and monopole problems.