Personalized Medicine - 10th Dialogue on Science Academia Engelberg Foundation

We are entering an age in which the complete genome information of individuals will be readily available. The availability of this information will result in a paradigm shift in medical research and in health care, including diagnosis and prevention. Due to rapid advances in the sequencing technology, the costs to determine the full genome of an individual person will soon drop below 1’000 dollars. The promise of ubiquitous availability of personal genome sequences poses opportunities...

Plasma HHV-6 DNA Loads and IL-6 Concentration as Factors in the Development of HHV-6 Encephalitis - M. Ogata

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Plasma HHV-6 DNA Loads and IL-6 Concentration as Factors in the Development of HHV-6 Encephalitis After Allogenic Stem Cell Transplantation - M. Ogata

HHV-6 Reactivation and its Effect on Delirium and Cognitive Functioning in Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Recipients - D. Zerr

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HHV-6 Reactivation and its Effect on Delirium and Cognitive Functioning in Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Recipients - D. Zerr

Overview of HHV-6 in CNS Disease - A. Komaroff

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Overview of HHV-6 in CNS Disease - A. Komaroff

The role of vision in detecting and correcting fingertip force errors during object lifting

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Vision provides many reliable cues about the likely weight of an object, allowing individuals to predict how heavy it will be. The forces used to lift an object for the first time reflect these predictions. This, however, leads to inevitable errors during lifts of objects that weigh unexpected amounts. Fortunately, these errors are rarely made twice in a row—lifters have the impressive ability to detect and correct large or small misapplications of fingertip forces, even while experiencing...
Authors: Gavin Buckingham, Nathalie s. Ranger, Melvyn a. Goodale

Motion processing with two eyes in three dimensions

submitted by: rokers
The movement of an object toward or away from the head is perhaps the most critical piece of information an organism can extract from its environment. Such 3D motion produces horizontally opposite motions on the two retinae. Little is known about how or where the visual system combines these two retinal motion signals, relative to the wealth of knowledge about the neural hierarchies involved in 2D motion processing and binocular vision. Canonical conceptions of primate visual processing...
Authors: Alexander c. Huk, Lawrence k. Cormack, Thaddeus b. Czuba, Bas Rokers