18,293 Works

Visual but not proprioceptive signals contribute to detection of sensory-motor perturbation

Elon Gaffin-Cahn, Todd Hudson & Michael Landy
Motor planning studies disrupt visual feedback of hand reaches to measure the amount of motor system compensation. These displacements are often large compared to natural reach variability to increase experimental power. However, they can be unnatural and force subjects to use conscious, potentially biased compensation mechanisms that have different learning and memory parameters and recruit different neural circuitry than when the displacements are undetected. To maximize the signal-to-noise ratio of compensation measurements, displacements should be...

Mapping of priority-setting and HTA: Questionnaire

Ryan Li
iDSI conducted a mapping exercise of priority-setting capacity in low and middle income countries. A range of data sources were used, including this questionnaire, to inform the mapping exercise.

Equity, economic evaluation, and disease transmission modelling – 26-27th March 2018: Pre-meeting reviews

Tom Drake, Graham Medley, Anna Vassall & Gabriella B. Gomez
There is significant potential in using disease transmission models and economic evaluation frameworks to consider the equity of alternative courses of action in global health. The consideration of who is more or less advantaged, and how best to address these differences when they are unfair, is central to the rationale for the global health sector. Yet, economic evaluation typically assesses policy alternatives in terms of aggregate costs and consequences, not including information on who suffers...

iDSI Network Analysis Supplement

Jessica Shearer, Sarah Adams, Greg Gleed & Stefanie Wallach
As part of iDSI’s MEL strategy, baseline and endline social network and network health surveys were implemented to measure changes in the iDSI global network in terms of who is in the network, how relationships have shifted over time, how the network structure has changed over time, and the contribution of iDSI activities to these changes.
Why is it important to evaluate iDSI’s global network? iDSI was established as a global network to leverage the comparative...

Nigerian pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) study: sociodemographic profile and fertility desire among HIV-1 sero-discordant couples in Nigeria.

Matthias Alagi, Morenike Folayan, James Anenih, Chidi Nwaneka, Oliver Ezechi, Sani Aliyu, John Idoko & The Nigeria PrEP Demonstration Project Team

Supporting innovation in bioinformatics : How ELIXIR connects public bioinformatics infrastructure with industry

Katharina Lauer, Andrew Smith, Premysl Velek & Niklas Blomberg
This report showcases examples of ELIXIR’s efforts in building industry collaborations. It presents a number of ways in which ELIXIR Nodes engage and support industry, including formal industry engagement programmes, contract research, and collaborating through public-private partnerships and many others.

Experiences of adherence to daily antiretroviral pre-exposure prophylaxis among heterosexual serodiscordant partners in the Nigeria PrEP demonstration project

Nancin Y. Dadem, Grace O. Kolawole, Morenike Folayan, Oliver Ezechi, Sani H. Aliyu, John Idoko & The Nigeria PrEP Demonstration Project Team
Background: Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) reduces the risk of HIV transmission. However, adherence is crucial in maximizing effectiveness. We explored adherence among HIV negative partners of serodiscordant couples enrolled in PrEP demonstration study in Nigeria. Methods: Semi-structured interviews with 35 partners were conducted. All participants received clinic-based adherence support. Five non-adherent participants from this sample, identified through the use of medication event monitoring system received additional counseling to enhance adherence. Data were inductively analyzed and assigned...

The “day after PrEP”: negative partners’ perspectives on discontinuing PrEP in the Nigeria PrEP demonstration project

Nancin Y. Dadem, Grace O. Kolawole, Morenike Folayan, James Anenih, Chidi Nwaneka, Oliver Ezechi, Sani Aliyu, John Idoko & The Nigeria PrEP Demonstration Project Team
Introduction: Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) reduces the risk of HIV transmission. Serodiscordant couples are one of the populations identified to be at high risk for HIV infection. We conducted a qualitative study to understand what discontinuing PrEP means to users in relation to their perceived risk of acquiring HIV. Methods: Thirty in-depth interviews were conducted with HIV negative partners (17 males; 13 females) in serodiscordant relationships. Questions explored perception of HIV infection risk after PrEP discontinuation,...

Dynamic supply response of farm households in Ethiopia

Fantu Nisrane Bachewe & Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse
Dynamic supply response of farm households in Ethiopia

Overview of the most prevalent metabolic syndrome component causing more sexual dysfunction in postmenopausal women

Sonia Maria Rolim Rosa Lima, Gustavo Maximiliano Dutra Da Silva, Michelle Chechter, Benedito Fabiano Dos Reis & Carolina Furtado Macruz
Introduction:Several studies have demonstrated the great impact of the climacteric on sexual function, which can lead to dysfunctions and important changes in women’s health.The interest in studying the sexual function of female patients diagnosed with Metabolic Syndrome(MetS) has been recent, and researchers point out to the fact that there exist few studies focusing on the female sexuality.Objective:To realize overview of the most prevalent MetS component item causing more sexual dysfunction (SD) in postmenopausal women. Methods:This...

On the search for species of interest

Emmanuel C. Nwankwo
Describes the field experience in the study of the effects of species interaction on species distribution and biodiversity.

Automated generation of modular of gene descriptions

Ranjana Kishore, Valerio Arnaboldi, Ceri E. Van Slyke, Stacia R. Engel, Juancarlos Chan, Susan M. Bello, Robert S. Nash, Jose M. Urbano, Mary E. Dolan, Mary Shimoyama, Paul W. Sternberg & The Alliance Of Genome Resources
Summarizing gene function into short human-readable text from an ever-growing literature corpus is a time- and labor-intensive task. In order to automate the writing of a gene description, we developed an algorithm that uses curated gene data provided by member databases of the Alliance of Genome Research (Alliance; www.alliancegenome.org). Data includes gene associations to Gene Ontology (GO) terms [1], Disease Ontology (DO) terms [2] and human orthologs. This project has resulted in modular and standardized...

Increasing beer time: decreasing the Galaxy system administration burden

Nate Coraor
Galaxy is a large application with many moving pieces and dependencies on numerous outside applications and libraries. As Galaxy is a Python application, some of these dependencies are Python modules. Other dependencies include a proxy (web) server, database server, and possibly a distributed resource manager (for cluster job submission). The task of installing and orchestrating the operation of these components can be difficult, in part due to Galaxy’s desire to support the wide variation in...

INCF Canadian Neuroinformatics Workshop

INCF Secretariat & Linda Lanyon
On Thursday 24th May 2012, the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF) and NeuroDevNet jointly hosted a satellite workshop at the Canadian Association for Neuroscience annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada, on the theme of Canadian Neuroinformatics. The aim of the workshop was to help build the Canada neuroinformatics community, enabling Canadian scientists from diverse neuroinformatics-related fields to gather, exchange knowledge and discuss whether there was community desire for Canada to join the INCF.

The workshop comprised a...

Registration Year

  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019

Resource Types

  • Text
  • Other
  • Dataset