Sean McCusker

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BACKGROUND Deposition of beta-amyloid in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease is thought to precede a chain of events that leads to an inflammatory response by the brain. We postulated that genetic variation in the regulatory region of the gene for the proinflammatory cytokine tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) leads to increased risk of(More)
Introduction Social scientists theorise about issues such as inequalities in health, educational achievement, criminal behaviour or the distribution of wealth. The starting point for theory should be a clear understanding of phenomena. Teaching social sciences at precollege level is a challenge in part because social phenomena almost always involve a number(More)
This paper explores the differences between boys and girls in their approach to ICT. Data were gathered from students in the final grades of high school in the Swiss Canton Ticino as part of a wider European project, with a particular focus on the potential uptake of a study or professional career in ICT. Preliminary focus groups with teachers and(More)
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