Ram Pratap Beniwal

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BACKGROUND Several pen and paper measures of human circadian preference are available in English, but none are available in Hindi, hampering research in circadian behavior among Hindi speaking populations in India and elsewhere. The present study describes a Hindi version of the Composite Scale of Morningness (CSM), a self-reported questionnaire widely used(More)
Bovine babesiosis, caused byBabesia bigemina, is an important tick-transmitted haemoprotozoan disease in the tropics. This study evaluated the immunoprotective efficacy ofin vitro producedB. bigemina exoantigens in bovine calves. The calves inoculated withB. bigemina exoantigens did not show any clinical, parasitological or hypersensitivity reactions after(More)
BACKGROUND Schizophrenia cases have been consistently shown to have behavioural and neurofunctional abnormalities but studies during early course are scarce. The present work assesses the performance of acute first episode schizophrenia cases on correlation of a facial emotion perception task with brain function using fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)(More)
BACKGROUND Herpes simplex virus, type 1 (HSV-1) infects over 3.4 billion people, world-wide. Though it can cause encephalitis, in the vast majority it is asymptomatic, with lifelong latent infection in neurons. HSV-1 infected individuals have greater cognitive dysfunction than uninfected individuals, particularly persons with schizophrenia - even without(More)
BACKGROUND The risk of suicide among persons with schizophrenia (SZ) is higher than in general population, with multiple contributory factors. We assessed the prevalence of risk of deliberate self-harm and suicide attempts, along with associated socio-demographic and clinical factors in a group of SZ outpatients (n=61) as part of a larger study on overall(More)
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