Umair W Akhtar

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OBJECTIVE Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) uses a medical device that applies magnetic pulses noninvasively to the cortex of the brain to depolarize neurons. We tested its safety and efficacy in young persons with a diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). METHODS Transcranial magnetic stimulation was applied to the right(More)
We report a case of myocardial infarction occurring in a 45-year-old woman in the absence of coronary artery disease during a course of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for major depression. After the third ECT session, the patient reported substernal chest pain, and although the electrocardiogram was normal, cardiac enzymes were found to be elevated.(More)
The current research of our group focuses on delivery of oligonucleotides and gene vaccines targeted against infectious disease and cancer. Recently we reported a strategy for associating DNA to gold via protamine delivery enhancing material which here we suggest might be applicable to RNA and to other nanoparticles. An important new modality for such RNA(More)
Purinergic P2X receptors are plasma membrane bound, ATP-gated ion channels that are expressed on wide range of cells and respond to varying ATP concentrations in extracellular environment. Upon activation they increase membrane permeability for Ca(2+) ions and trigger a cascade of signaling complexes. During the course of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection,(More)
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