Now showing items 1-7 of 7
Menopause, A Universal Female Experience: Lessons from Mexico and Central America
(Current Women’s Health Reviews 4(1), 3-8, 2008)
In Mexico and Central America, women typically experience menopause up to 10 years earlier than their U.S. counterparts. This may be due in part to numerous pregnancies, long periods of lactation, poor nutrition, extreme ...
Profiling of WDR36 Missense Variants in German Patients with Glaucoma
PURPOSE. Mutations in WDR36 were recently reported in patients with adult-onset primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). In this study, the prevalence of WDR36 variants was investigated in patients with glaucoma who were of ...
Absolute pitch in Costa Rica: Distribution of pitch identification ability and implications for its genetic basis
Absolute pitch is the unusual ability to recognize a pitch without an external reference. The current view is that both environmental and genetic factors are involved in the acquisition of the trait. In the present study, ...
Association of Apolipoprotein E-e4 and Dementia Declines with Age
To study the association of dementia with apolipoprotein E-e4 (APOE-e4) and its interaction with age in a nonagenarian Costa Rican group (N-sample) and a general elderly contrast group (GE-sample). In both case-control ...
Proanthocyanidin Characterization, Antioxidant and Cytotoxic Activities of Three Plants Commonly Used in Traditional Medicine in Costa Rica: Petiveria alliaceae L., Phyllanthus niruri L. and Senna reticulataWilld
The phenolic composition of aerial parts from Petiveria alliaceae L., Phyllanthus niruri L. and Senna reticulata Willd., species commonly used in Costa Rica as traditional medicines, was studied using UPLC-ESI-TQ-MS on ...
Shared Genetic Factors Influence Risk for Bipolar Disorder and Alcoholism
Bipolar disorder and alcoholism have high rate comorbidity, with more than 50% of alcoholism occurrence in bipolar disorder. While there is evidence that both disorders are heritable, it is unclear if the same genetic ...
Call for a change in research funding priorities: the example of mental health in Costa Rica
Solicitud de un cambio en las prioridades de financiamiento de la investigación: el ejemplo de la salud mental en Costa Rica
The World Health Organization (WHO) Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020 urges its Member States to strengthen leadership in mental health, ensure mental and social health interventions in community-based settings, promote ...