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  • Age structure changes and extraordinary lifespan in wild medfly populations 

    Carey, J. R.; Papadopoulos, N. T.; Müller, H. G.; Katsoyannos, B. I.; Kouloussis, N. A.; Wang, J. L.; Wachter, K.; Yu, W.; Liedo, P. (2008)
    The main purpose of this study was to test the hypotheses that major changes in age structure occur in wild populations of the Mediterranean fruit fly (medfly) and that a substantial fraction of individuals survive to ...
  • Assessing multiple-group diagnostic problems with multi-dimensional receiver operating characteristic surfaces: Application to proton MR Spectroscopy (MRS) in HIV-related neurological injury 

    Yiannoutsos, C. T.; Nakas, C. T.; Navia, B. A.; Proton, M. R. S. Consortium (2008)
    We present the multi-dimensional Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) surface, a plot of the true classification rates of tests based on levels of biological markers, for multi-group discrimination, as an extension of ...
  • Association of KLOTHO Gene Polymorphisms with Knee Osteoarthritis in Greek Population 

    Tsezou, A.; Furuichi, T.; Satra, M.; Makrythanasis, P.; Ikegawa, S.; Malizos, K. N. (2008)
    Based on the fact that klotho-deficient mice exhibit multiple aging phenotypes, including osteopenia and subchondral sclerosis of joints and on the recent observation that KLOTHO gene plays an important role in calcium/phosphate ...
  • Attractor Divergence as a Metric for Assessing Walking Balance 

    Kurz, M. J.; Markopoulou, K.; Stergiou, N. (2010)
    Individuals with Parkinson's disease and the aged have a high prevalence of falls. Since an increase in the number of falls is associated with physical and psychological harm, it is prudent that biomechanical metrics be ...
  • Demographic window to aging in the wild: Constructing life tables and estimating survival functions from marked individuals of unknown age 

    Müller, H. G.; Wang, J. L.; Carey, J. R.; Caswell-Chen, E. P.; Chen, C.; Papadopoulos, N.; Yao, F. (2004)
    We address the problem of establishing a survival schedule for wild populations. A demographic key identity is established, leading to a method whereby age-specific survival and mortality can be deduced from a marked cohort ...
  • Dietary effects on sex-specific health dynamics of medfly: Support for the dynamic equilibrium model of aging 

    Papadopoulos, N. T.; Papanastasiou, S.; Müller, H. G.; Wang, J. L.; Yang, W.; Carey, J. R. (2011)
    We examined experimentally the relationship between the period of unhealthy life and longevity in the medfly by using the first sign of supine behavior (upside down; immobile) in medflies as an indication of their poor ...
  • Graphical and demographic synopsis of the captive cohort method for estimating population age structure in the wild 

    Carey, J. R.; Müller, H. G.; Wang, J. L.; Papadopoulos, N. T.; Diamantidis, A.; Koulousis, N. A. (2012)
    The purpose of this paper is to complement the literature concerned with the captive cohort method for estimating age structure including (1) graphic techniques to visualize and thus better understand the underlying life ...
  • The Nitric Oxide Donor Molsidomine Antagonizes Age-Related Memory Deficits in the Rat 

    Pitsikas, N.; Rigamonti, A. E.; Muller, E. E. (2004)
  • The nitric oxide donor molsidomine antagonizes age-related memory deficits in the rat 

    Pitsikas, N.; Rigamonti, A. E.; Cella, S. G.; Sakellaridis, N.; Muller, E. E. (2005)
    The effects of the nitric oxide (NO) donor molsidomine on aged rats' cognition were evaluated in two different behavioral tasks: the step-through passive avoidance paradigm and the object recognition test. Post-training ...
  • Oxidative stress responses in older men during endurance training and detraining 

    Fatouros, I. G.; Jamurtas, A. Z.; Villiotou, V.; Pouliopoulou, S.; Fotinakis, P.; Taxildaris, K.; Deliconstantinos, G. (2004)
    Purpose: Aging is associated with increased oxidative stress, whereas systematic exercise training has been shown to improve quality of life and functional performance of the aged. This study aimed to evaluate responses ...
  • Primary retroperitoneal non-Hodgkin lymphoma presenting with torturous generalized pruritus in an elderly 

    Daponte, A.; Ioannou, M.; Gioti, C.; Kallitsaris, A.; Dalekos, G. N.; Messinis, I. E. (2007)
    Introduction: A case of a rare primary retroperitoneal non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), which presented with torturous generalized pruritus in a 74-year-old female patient is reported Methods: Case report. Results: Explorative ...
  • Rare and common variants in extracellular matrix gene Fibrillin 2 (FBN2) are associated with macular degeneration 

    Ratnapriya, R.; Zhan, X.; Fariss, R. N.; Branham, K. E.; Zipprer, D.; Chakarova, C. F.; Sergeev, Y. V.; Campos, M. M.; Othman, M.; Friedman, J. S.; Maminishkis, A.; Waseem, N. H.; Brooks, M.; Rajasimha, H. K.; Edwards, A. O.; Lotery, A.; Klein, B. E.; Truitt, B. J.; Li, B.; Schaumberg, D. A.; Morgan, D. J.; Morrison, M. A.; Souied, E.; Tsironi, E. E.; Grassmann, F.; Fishman, G. A.; Silvestri, G.; Scholl, H. P. N.; Kim, I. K.; Ramke, J.; Tuo, J.; Merriam, J. E.; Merriam, J. C.; Park, K. H.; Olson, L. M.; Farrer, L. A.; Johnson, M. P.; Peachey, N. S.; Lathrop, M.; Baron, R. V.; Igo, R. P.; Klein, R.; Hagstrom, S. A.; Kamatani, Y.; Martin, T. M.; Jiang, Y.; Conley, Y.; Sahel, J. A.; Zack, D. J.; Chan, C. C.; Pericak-Vance, M. A.; Jacobson, S. G.; Gorin, M. B.; Klein, M. L.; Allikmets, R.; Iyengar, S. K.; Weber, B. H.; Haines, J. L.; Léveillard, T.; Deangelis, M. M.; Stambolian, D.; Weeks, D. E.; Bhattacharya, S. E.; Chew, E. Y.; Heckenlively, J. R.; Abecasis, G. R.; Swaroop, A. (2014)
    Neurodegenerative diseases affecting the macula constitute amajor cause of incurable vision loss and exhibit considerable clinical and genetic heterogeneity, from early-onset monogenic disease to multifactorial lateonset ...
  • Recording lifetime behavior and movement in an invertebrate model 

    Zou, S.; Liedo, P.; Altamirano-Robles, L.; Cruz-Enriquez, J.; Morice, A.; Ingram, D. K.; Kaub, K.; Papadopoulos, N.; Carey, J. R. (2011)
    Characterization of lifetime behavioral changes is essential for understanding aging and aging-related diseases. However, such studies are scarce partly due to the lack of efficient tools. Here we describe and provide proof ...
  • Skeletal muscle relaxants in anaesthesiology 

    Benakis, A.; Plessas, C. T.; Plessas, S. T. (1999)
    During the 16th century, European explorers found that the Indians along the Amazon and Orinoco Rivers were using an arrow poison, named curare, that produced death by skeletal paralysis. Curare is one of several different ...
  • The state of hepatitis B and C in the mediterranean and balkan countries: Report from a summit conference 

    Hatzakis, A.; Van Damme, P.; Alcorn, K.; Gore, C.; Benazzouz, M.; Berkane, S.; Buti, M.; Carballo, M.; Cortes Martins, H.; Deuffic-Burban, S.; Dominguez, A.; Donoghoe, M.; Elzouki, A. N.; Ben-Alaya Bouafif, N.; Esmat, G.; Esteban, R.; Fabri, M.; Fenton, K.; Goldberg, D.; Goulis, I.; Hadjichristodoulou, T.; Hatzigeorgiou, T.; Hamouda, O.; Hasurdjiev, S.; Hughes, S.; Kautz, A.; Malik, M.; Manolakopoulos, S.; Matičič, M.; Papatheodoridis, G.; Peck, R.; Peterle, A.; Potamitis, G.; Prati, D.; Roudot-Thoraval, F.; Reic, T.; Sharara, A.; Shennak, M.; Shiha, G.; Shouval, D.; Sočan, M.; Thomas, H.; Thursz, M.; Tosti, M.; Trépo, C.; Vince, A.; Vounou, E.; Wiessing, L.; Manns, M. (2013)
    The burden of disease due to chronic viral hepatitis constitutes a global threat. In many Balkan and Mediterranean countries, the disease burden due to viral hepatitis remains largely unrecognized, including in high-risk ...