Understanding of the neuroendocrine system provides an insight into a wide range of
bodily and mental processes, e.g. from water balance to social activity.
Neuroendocrinology and Behavior brings its readers a concise guide to up-to-date
knowledge on the function of the endocrine glands and organs in association with
neurotransmitters, neuropeptides, and behavioral manifestations. In particular, this
volume provides a unique medium for interactions across these multiple levels of the
exploration on neuroendocrinology, behavior, and related disorders....
Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs) are rare and heterogeneous
neoplasms with overall increasing incidence, but not an associated increase in survival rate
over the past few decades. Tumors originate from at least 16 different cells of diffuse
endocrine system (DES), scattered through mucosa of gastrointestinal tract. They are mainly
sporadic, but sometimes exhibit familial inheritance.
Herein, we describe a novel method that addresses the above-mentioned problems, namely,
a semi-intact cell assay coupled with green fluorescence protein (GFP)-visualization
techniques. By using the semi-intact cell system, we can observe the morphological changes
that occur in “preexisting” organelles during mitosis more easily, and, at the same time, can
investigate the effects of exogenously added antibodies, drugs, and recombinant proteins on
The health effects of violence against women are
serious, far-reaching, and intertwined. Health care
providers have the opportunity and the obligation to
identify cases of abuse. For many women in developing
countries, a visit to a health clinic for reproductive or child
health services may be their only contact with the health
care system. The health care sector can capitalize on this
opportunity by ensuring a supportive and safe environment
for clients, helping providers ask about abuse, and helping
women receive the care they need.
It has long been noted anecdotally that affect, psychological
state and neurologic state have influences on
inflammatory skin diseases. Disorders such as psoriasis,
atopic dermatitis, acne and rosacea, among many
others, are reported to become exacerbated by stress.
Furthermore, it is widely believed that stress alters
cutaneous immunity. However, mechanisms responsible
for these effects have remained incompletely
understood. Scientific evidence for an influence of
the nervous system on immune and inflammatory
processes in the skin has been developed only relatively
Neither randomized clinical trials nor meta-
analysis are available and evidence is based on a number of retrospective studies with
multivariate for mortality risk factors or data from national cancer registries (Gilliland et al.,
1997; Hundahl et al., 1998). Unfortunately, very remarkable differences in patient’s selection,
staging systems, and clinical management affect the available studies. In particular,
radioiodine treatment is not routinely carried out in a standard manner and outcome results
of different studies are thus not comparable (Sciuto et al., 2009).
Understanding of the neuroendocrine system provides an insight into a wide range of bodily and mental processes. Neuroendocrinology and Behavior brings its readers a concise guide to up-to-date knowledge on the function of the endocrine glands and organs in association with neurotransmitters, neuropeptides, and behavioral manifestations. Various forms of stress response, e.g. anxiety and cognitive changes, have been intrinsic to both ourselves and other species.
In much of the developing world, health systems at the local level are
fundamentally failing to sustain and improve the lives of women. In many
cases women are the last to receive adequate health care and are dying because
of it. Women are dying because they do not have access to emergency obstetric
care when they require it. Women are at risk because their nation, province
or village has not placed sufﬁcient priority on ensuring that they are protected
from the threat of contracting HIV/AIDS.
Consideration of the impacts on marine archaeologyshould include both designated and undesignatedremains.A small number of shipwrecks in territorialwaters are designated under the Protection of WrecksAct 1973,or protected under the Protection of MilitaryRemains Act 1986,but the vast majority of wrecks,including nationally important sites,are undesignated.Submerged prehistoric land surfaces and theirassociated archaeological remains,which may be ofconsiderable importance,are currently offered no form of statutory protection.
Arts-related real estate markets have paradoxical entry
barriers and advantages. There are barriers inherent
in the uncertainty of demand, zoning issues and the
costs of retrofitting old systems. At the same time,
entry barriers are lowered because the space demand is
flexible and often requires minimal high-end fixtures
Art-making, performance, craft production and
exhibition spaces attract users who want to adapt and
re-create space in flexible ways.
This uncommon type of skin cancer develops from neuroendocrine cells (hormone-making
cells that resemble nerve cells in some ways) in the skin. They are most often found on the
head, neck, and arms but can start anywhere.
These cancers are thought to be caused in part by sun exposure and in part by Merkel cell
polyomavirus (MCV). About 8 out of 10 Merkel cell carcinomas are thought to be related to
MCV infection. MCV is a common virus. Many people are infected with MCV, but it usually
causes no symptoms. In a small portion of people with this infection,...
At the end of 1996 the first prepaid cards were issued in Germany by the German banking sector
(ZKA-GeldKarte-System) and tested in a pilot project. Since the successful test phase the number of
prepaid GeldKarte cards has increased to 67.3 million. There are cards linked to accounts, where the
GeldKarte chip is integrated into an ec card, as well as cards not linked to an account (“white cards”),
which have only an electronic purse function.
Developments in, and availability of, new production technologies which have
reduced the cost and time necessary to make illegal copies of goods have played a
part in this growth. This has contributed to growth in markets for counterfeit goods as
the amount and range of products create increased profits for those involved in this
activity (Savona and Mignone, 2004).
Fortunately, the incorporation of force feedback in a virtual sculpture system does not
need to follow the same strict constraints of a physical or surgical simulator. Indeed, there
is no strong need for tactile realism in virtual sculpture, since the aim is rather to enhance
the artist’s ability to be creative. This freedom allows the use of new techniques, offering
a more expressive haptic rendering, similar to the way non-photo-realistic rendering 
enhances certain aspects of the models being displayed.
Impurities in the purge gas, organic compounds outgassing from the plumbing ahead
of the trap, and solvent vapors in the laboratory account for the majority of
contamination problems. The analytical system must be demonstrated to be free from
contamination under the conditions of the analysis by running laboratory reagent
blanks as described in Section 8.1.3. The use of non-Teflon plastic tubing, non-Teflon
thread sealants, or flow controllers with rubber components in the purge and trap
system should be avoided....
It has been widely acknowledged that Bulgaria’s macroeconomic performance has
changed dramatically since 1997. Macroeconomic and financial stability have been restored
and economic activity started to recover; inflation was brought down to single-digit numbers,
real incomes have been rising and the chronic fiscal gap has been closed. A CBA is an
extremely rigid macroeconomic regime which hardens macro-budget constraints as it
eliminates direct central bank credits to finance the budget deficit.
Not surprisingly, personal service is the number
one priority at Airdrie Savings Bank and it
takes great care to avoid any disruption to its
However, the latest round of compliance
mandates from the Payment Card Industry
had taken its card processing system to the
brink. The incumbent supplier was unwilling to
make the changes necessary to meet the new
regulations instead choosing to sunset
This left Airdrie Savings Bank with a pressing
need to invest in a new system before the
compliance mandate came into effect.
The role for Congress in this financial crisis is multifaceted. While the recent focus has been on
combating the recession, the ultimate issue perhaps is how to ensure the smooth and efficient
functioning of financial markets to promote the general well-being of the country while
protecting taxpayer interests and facilitating business operations without creating a moral hazard.
Considering that, when mothers do not breast-feed, or only do so partially,
there is a legitimate market for infant formula and for suitable ingredients from which
to prepare it; that all these products should accordingly be made accessible to those
who need them through commercial or non-commercial distribution systems; and that
they should not be marketed or distributed in ways that may interfere with the
protection and promotion of breast-feeding;
Recognizing further that inappropriate feeding practices lead to infant
malnutrition, morbidity and mortality in all countries, and tha...