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Overview page. Subjects: Sociology — Literature.

Although the use of the concepts of function and functionalism is usually associated with the work of Talcott Parsons in modern sociology, there is a long tradition of functional...

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<i>APOE</i> and <i>ACE</i> polymorphisms and dementia risk in the older population over prolonged follow-up: 10 years of incidence in the MRC CFA Study

H.A.D. Keage, F.E. Matthews, A. Yip, L. Gao, C. McCracken, I.G. McKeith, D.C. Rubinsztein and C. Brayne.

in Age and Ageing

January 2010; p ublished online November 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine. 3925 words.

Background: dementia risk conferred by apolipoprotein-E (APOE) and angiotensin-1-converting enzyme (ACE) polymorphisms have been reported for the MRC Cognitive Function and...

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C-reactive protein, <i>APOE</i> genotype and longitudinal cognitive change in an older population

Thomas A. S. Lima, Amanda L. Adler, Thais Minett, Fiona E. Matthews, Carol Brayne and Riccardo E. Marioni.

in Age and Ageing

March 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine. 1709 words.

Background: circulating measures of inflammatory markers, such as C-reactive protein (CRP) have been associated with an increased risk of future cognitive decline. However, the...

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The prognostic importance of lung function in patients admitted with heart failure

Kasper Karmark Iversen, Jesper Kjaergaard, Dilek Akkan, Lars Kober, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Christian Hassager, Jorgen Vestbo and Erik Kjoller.

in European Journal of Heart Failure

July 2010; p ublished online April 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine. 4135 words.

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The purpose of the present study was to determine the prognostic importance for all-cause mortality of lung function variables obtained by spirometry in...

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The Burden of Diseases on Disability-Free Life Expectancy in Later Life

Carol Jagger, Ruth Matthews, Fiona Matthews, Thompson Robinson, Jean-Marie Robine and Carol Brayne.

in The Journals of Gerontology: Series A

April 2007; p ublished online April 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Biological Sciences. 4204 words.

Background.  The consequences of diseases in later life have been judged predominantly through mortality, resulting in an emphasis on the fatal...

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function

Overview page. Subjects: Sociology — Literature.

Although the use of the concepts of function and functionalism is usually associated with the work of Talcott Parsons in modern sociology, there is a long tradition of functional...

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function

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

(of a trait) The increase in reproductive success that the trait confers on its possessor's genetic constitution, or genotype. For example, the function of nest-building is to provide a...

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function

Overview page. Subjects: Mathematics.

Any operation or procedure that relates one variable to one or more other variables. If y is a function of x, written y = f(x), a change in x produces a change in y, and if x is known, y ca...

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function

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies.

1. A generic application for which some tool or medium is primarily designed, or which is attributed to it within a functionalist framework, as distinct from the specific...

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function

Overview page. Subjects: Accounting.

A section or department of an organization that carries out a discrete activity, under the control of a manager or director. It is the section of the business for which functional budgets...

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functions

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

N. pl. the appropriate or assigned duties, responsibilities, missions, or tasks of an individual, office, or organization.

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