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Lipid Pathway Alterations In Parkinson's Disease Primary Visual Cortex, Danni Cheng, Andrew M. Jenner, Guanghou Shui, Wei Fun Cheong, Todd W. Mitchell, Jessica Nealon, Woojin Scott Kim, H Mccann, Markus R. Wenk, Glenda Halliday, Brett Garner Jan 2011

Lipid Pathway Alterations In Parkinson's Disease Primary Visual Cortex, Danni Cheng, Andrew M. Jenner, Guanghou Shui, Wei Fun Cheong, Todd W. Mitchell, Jessica Nealon, Woojin Scott Kim, H Mccann, Markus R. Wenk, Glenda Halliday, Brett Garner

Faculty of Science - Papers (Archive)

Background: We present a lipidomics analysis of human Parkinson’s disease tissues. We have focused on the primary visual cortex, a region that is devoid of pathological changes and Lewy bodies; and two additional regions, the amygdala and anterior cingulate cortex which contain Lewy bodies at different disease stages but do not have as severe degeneration as the substantia nigra. Methodology/Principal Findings: Using liquid chromatography mass spectrometry lipidomics techniques for an initial screen of 200 lipid species, significant changes in 79 sphingolipid, glycerophospholipid and cholesterol species were detected in the visual cortex of Parkinson’s disease patients (n = 10 ...


Annual Influenza Vaccination: Coverage And Attitudes Of Primary Care Staff In Australia, Kirsten Ward, Holly Seale, Nicholas Zwar, Julie Leask, C Raina Macintyre Jan 2011

Annual Influenza Vaccination: Coverage And Attitudes Of Primary Care Staff In Australia, Kirsten Ward, Holly Seale, Nicholas Zwar, Julie Leask, C Raina Macintyre

Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health - Papers: part A

Background Annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all Australian health care workers (HCWs) including those working in primary health care. There is limited published data on coverage, workplace provision, attitudes and personal barriers to influenza vaccination amongst primary health care staff. The aim of this study was to contribute to the limited literature base in this important area by investigating these issues in the primary health care setting in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. Methods A postal survey was sent to general practitioners (GPs) and practice nurses (PNs) from inner city, semi-urban and rural areas of NSW, Australia. There were ...


The Sydney Playground Project: Popping The Bubblewrap - Unleashing The Power Of Play: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial Of A Primary School Playground-Based Intervention Aiming To Increase Children's Physical Activity And Social Skills, Anita C. Bundy, Geraldine A. Naughton, Paul Tranter, Shirley Wyver, Louise A. Baur, Wendy Schiller, Adrian E. Bauman, Lina Engelen, Jo Ragen, Tim Luckett, Anita Niehues, Gabrielle Stewart, Glenda Jessup, Jennie Brentnall Jan 2011

The Sydney Playground Project: Popping The Bubblewrap - Unleashing The Power Of Play: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial Of A Primary School Playground-Based Intervention Aiming To Increase Children's Physical Activity And Social Skills, Anita C. Bundy, Geraldine A. Naughton, Paul Tranter, Shirley Wyver, Louise A. Baur, Wendy Schiller, Adrian E. Bauman, Lina Engelen, Jo Ragen, Tim Luckett, Anita Niehues, Gabrielle Stewart, Glenda Jessup, Jennie Brentnall

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers (Archive)

Background In the Westernised world, numerous children are overweight and have problems with bullying and mental health. One of the underlying causes for all three is postulated to be a decrease in outdoor free play. The aim of the Sydney Playground Project is to demonstrate the effectiveness of two simple interventions aimed to increase children's physical activity and social skills. Methods/Design This study protocol describes the design of a 3-year cluster randomised controlled trial (CRCT), in which schools are the clusters. The study consists of a 13-week intervention and 1 week each of pre-and post-testing. We are recruiting ...