Dendrites of rod bipolar cells sprout in normal aging retina

submitted by: Liets
The aging nervous system is known to manifest a variety of degenerative and regressive events. Here we report the unexpected growth of dendrites in the retinas of normal old mice. The dendrites of many rod bipolar cells in aging mice were observed to extend well beyond their normal strata within the outer plexiform layer to innervate the outer nuclear layer where they appeared to form contacts with the spherules of rod photoreceptors. Such dendritic sprouting increased with age and was...
Authors: Lauren c. Liets, Kasra Eliasieh, Deborah a. van der List, Leo m. Chalupa

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My Portfolio is a managed instance of the open source ePortfolio Mahara

An introduction to Mahara

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open source ePortfolio Mahara in under five minutes

Effect of a Brief Video Intervention on Incident Infection among Patients Attending Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinics

submitted by: ahyde
In a paper published in June in PLoS Medicine, a controlled trial at three urban STD clinics, Lee Warner and colleagues found that showing an educational video in waiting rooms reduced new infections by approximately 10%. The educational video relating to this paper is provided here. Warner L, Klausner JD, Rietmeijer CA, Malotte CK, O'Donnell L, et al. (2008) Effect of a Brief Video Intervention on Incident Infection among Patients Attending Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinics . PLoS...

Examining Fire Safety of On-Campus Housing or Your Room is a Mess!

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A University of Maryland undergraduate Gemstone team shows how the typical dorm room can be a fire hazard and how to make it safer

Adapting the DOTS Framework for Tuberculosis Control to the Management of Non-Communicable Diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa

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submitted by: Willy
Note: Once this publication is available in PubMed Central the XML version will become available to connect figures and data. For now, for the full text and figures, please refer to the paper available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.0050124 Abstract: In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), communicable diseases, particularly HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria, are still responsible for the greatest burden of morbidity and mortality [1]. However, non-communicable diseases...
Authors: Anthony d. Harries, Andreas Jahn, Rony Zachariah, Donald Enarson