Rita Schäfer

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BACKGROUND As one of its suicide preventive actions, the "Nuremberg Alliance Against Depression" has started cooperation with local media in 2001 by implementing a 14-item-mediaguide concerning a more sensible way of suicide-reporting to prevent copy-cat suicides. The effects of this mediaguide on the reporting are being evaluated. METHODS A systematic(More)
OBJECTIVES Metabolic changes in the substantia nigra of patients with Parkinson's disease were previously investigated in different molecular-pathological examinations. The aim of our study was the in vivo measurement of these alterations using three-dimensional magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging. METHODS 21 patients with Parkinson's disease and 24(More)
Airborne thermophilic actinomycetes (TPAs) are a growing hygienic challenge in different occupational situations e.g. large scale composting. This study describes first results of a new approach for highly specific and rapid detection of organisms of this group using fluorescently labelled oligonucleotide probes as sensors for whole cells. Three(More)
With the aim to improve the care of depressed patients and to reduce suicidality, the Nuremberg Alliance Against Depression was initiated 2001 in the framework of the German Research Network on Depression and Suicidality (funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research). The Alliance's concept is based on an intervention on four levels:(More)
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