Friday, September 24, 2004

In The Weeklies

Here are some relevant highlights from this week’s major scientific and medical weeklies:


Journal of the American Medical Association
22/29 September 2004

There are several contributions this week examining dietary intake and physical exercise habits in aging populations and their relationship to cognitive functioning and dementia. The issue also contains an editorial about these contributions.


New England Journal of Medicine
23 September 2004

This issue includes a Clinical Practice case vignette about Bell’s Palsy by Gilden.


Lancet
25 September 2004

This week’s Lancet includes a comment entitled, Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies: A difference in dose? and two research letters on the topic of Parkinson’s: alpha-synuclein locus duplication as a cause of familial Parkinson's disease by Chartier-Harlin and colleagues and Causal relation between alpha-synuclein gene duplication and familial Parkinson's disease by Ibáñez and colleagues.


Science
24 September 2004

This week’s issue includes a perspective entitled A Fresh Look at BSE by Chesebro and two technical comments on the topic of: Comment on "Role of NMDA Receptor Subtypes in Governing the Direction of Hippocampal Synaptic Plasticity" by Rusakov and colleagues and Response to Comment on "Role of NMDA Receptor Subtypes in Governing the Direction of Hippocampal Synaptic Plasticity" by Wong and colleagues.


Nature
23 September 2004

This week’s issue includes the article Impaired PtdIns(4,5)P 2synthesis in nerve terminals produces defects in synaptic vesicle trafficking by Di Paolo and colleagues.

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