arabs

Summary

Summary: Members of a Semitic people inhabiting the Arabian peninsula or other countries of the Middle East and North Africa. The term may be used with reference to ancient, medieval, or modern ethnic or cultural groups. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)

Top Publications

  1. ncbi European genetic variants associated with type 2 diabetes in North African Arabs
    S Cauchi
    CNRS UMR 8199, Genomics and Metabolic Diseases, Lille, France
    Diabetes Metab 38:316-23. 2012
  2. pmc Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS) breast cancer susceptibility loci in Arabs: susceptibility and prognostic implications in Tunisians
    Jingxuan Shan
    Genetic Medicine and Immunology Laboratory, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, Qatar Foundation, Education City, P O Box 24144, Doha, Qatar
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 135:715-24. 2012
  3. pmc In search of the genetic footprints of Sumerians: a survey of Y-chromosome and mtDNA variation in the Marsh Arabs of Iraq
    Nadia Al-Zahery
    Dipartimento di Genetica e Microbiologia, Universita di Pavia, Via Ferrata 1, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    BMC Evol Biol 11:288. 2011
  4. ncbi Contribution of common variants of ENPP1, IGF2BP2, KCNJ11, MLXIPL, PPARγ, SLC30A8 and TCF7L2 to the risk of type 2 diabetes in Lebanese and Tunisian Arabs
    N Mtiraoui
    Research Unit of Biology and Genetics of Hematological and Autoimmune diseases, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Monastir, Monastir, Tunisia
    Diabetes Metab 38:444-9. 2012
  5. pmc Decreasing prevalence of the full metabolic syndrome but a persistently high prevalence of dyslipidemia among adult Arabs
    Nasser M Al-Daghri
    Biochemistry Department, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    PLoS ONE 5:e12159. 2010
  6. ncbi Health as human security in the occupied Palestinian territory
    Rajaie Batniji
    Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Lancet 373:1133-43. 2009
  7. ncbi Community context, acculturation and low-birth-weight risk among Arab Americans: evidence from the Arab-American birth-outcomes study
    Abdulrahman M El-Sayed
    Department of Epidemiology, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 64:155-60. 2010
  8. ncbi Food habits and physical activity patterns among Palestinian adolescents: findings from the national study of Palestinian schoolchildren (HBSC-WBG2004)
    H Al Sabbah
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Ghent University, Belgium
    Public Health Nutr 10:739-46. 2007
  9. ncbi Lifestyle intervention in obese Arab women: a randomized controlled trial
    Ofra Kalter-Leibovici
    Units of Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Gertner Institute for Epidemiology and Health Policy Research, Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan 52621, Israel
    Arch Intern Med 170:970-6. 2010
  10. ncbi Effects of political and military traumas on children: the Palestinian case
    A Baker
    Birzeit University, West Bank, Palestine
    Clin Psychol Rev 19:935-50. 1999

Research Grants

  1. ]
    Constance Flanagan; Fiscal Year: 2005
  2. Gene Discovery for Hearing Loss in Middle East by Massively Parallel Sequencing
    Moien Kanaan; Fiscal Year: 2013
  3. Symposium on Alzheimer's Disease in the Middle East
    ROBERT FRIEDLAND; Fiscal Year: 2005
  4. Symposium on Alzheimer's Disease in the Middle East
    ROBERT FRIEDLAND; Fiscal Year: 2003
  5. First International Symposium on Alzheimer's Disease
    ROBERT FRIEDLAND; Fiscal Year: 2001
  6. Genetic Analysis of Microcephaly in Tunisian Population
    Christopher Walsh; Fiscal Year: 2009
  7. GENETICS OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE IN ISRAELI ARABS
    ROBERT FRIEDLAND; Fiscal Year: 2004
  8. GENETICS OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE IN ISRAELI ARABS
    ROBERT FRIEDLAND; Fiscal Year: 2009
  9. Feasibility of Diabetes Prevention in Arab Americans
    Linda Jaber; Fiscal Year: 2008
  10. Reducing Health Disparities: Survey Validation for Black, Latina and Arab Women
    Karen Patricia Williams; Fiscal Year: 2010

Detail Information

Publications358 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi European genetic variants associated with type 2 diabetes in North African Arabs
    S Cauchi
    CNRS UMR 8199, Genomics and Metabolic Diseases, Lille, France
    Diabetes Metab 38:316-23. 2012
    ..Our study aimed to validate these markers and to assess their combined effects, using large case-control studies of Moroccan and Tunisian individuals...
  2. pmc Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS) breast cancer susceptibility loci in Arabs: susceptibility and prognostic implications in Tunisians
    Jingxuan Shan
    Genetic Medicine and Immunology Laboratory, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, Qatar Foundation, Education City, P O Box 24144, Doha, Qatar
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 135:715-24. 2012
    ..In conclusion, GWAS breast cancer FGFR2, TNRC9, MAP3K1, and 8q24 loci are associated with an increased risk of breast cancer and genetic variation in FGFR2 gene may predict the aggressiveness of breast cancer in Tunisians...
  3. pmc In search of the genetic footprints of Sumerians: a survey of Y-chromosome and mtDNA variation in the Marsh Arabs of Iraq
    Nadia Al-Zahery
    Dipartimento di Genetica e Microbiologia, Universita di Pavia, Via Ferrata 1, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    BMC Evol Biol 11:288. 2011
    ..This area has been occupied by human communities since ancient times and the present-day inhabitants, the Marsh Arabs, are considered the population with the strongest link to ancient Sumerians...
  4. ncbi Contribution of common variants of ENPP1, IGF2BP2, KCNJ11, MLXIPL, PPARγ, SLC30A8 and TCF7L2 to the risk of type 2 diabetes in Lebanese and Tunisian Arabs
    N Mtiraoui
    Research Unit of Biology and Genetics of Hematological and Autoimmune diseases, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Monastir, Monastir, Tunisia
    Diabetes Metab 38:444-9. 2012
    ..through genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have been replicated in many populations, their association in Arabs has not been reported...
  5. pmc Decreasing prevalence of the full metabolic syndrome but a persistently high prevalence of dyslipidemia among adult Arabs
    Nasser M Al-Daghri
    Biochemistry Department, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    PLoS ONE 5:e12159. 2010
    ..estimates but remains high, while dyslipidemia remains extremely high, affecting almost 90% of middle-aged Arabs. Screening for dyslipidemia among Saudi adults is warranted, especially among those most at risk...
  6. ncbi Health as human security in the occupied Palestinian territory
    Rajaie Batniji
    Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Lancet 373:1133-43. 2009
    ....
  7. ncbi Community context, acculturation and low-birth-weight risk among Arab Americans: evidence from the Arab-American birth-outcomes study
    Abdulrahman M El-Sayed
    Department of Epidemiology, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 64:155-60. 2010
    ....
  8. ncbi Food habits and physical activity patterns among Palestinian adolescents: findings from the national study of Palestinian schoolchildren (HBSC-WBG2004)
    H Al Sabbah
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Ghent University, Belgium
    Public Health Nutr 10:739-46. 2007
    ..To describe the food habits and physical (in)activity patterns and to investigate the relationship with sociodemographic factors among Palestinian adolescents...
  9. ncbi Lifestyle intervention in obese Arab women: a randomized controlled trial
    Ofra Kalter-Leibovici
    Units of Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Gertner Institute for Epidemiology and Health Policy Research, Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan 52621, Israel
    Arch Intern Med 170:970-6. 2010
    ..Few randomized controlled trials on lifestyle interventions have been reported in non-Western populations; none have been reported in Arab populations...
  10. ncbi Effects of political and military traumas on children: the Palestinian case
    A Baker
    Birzeit University, West Bank, Palestine
    Clin Psychol Rev 19:935-50. 1999
    ..Although the article will examine studies from various regions, specific emphasis will be placed on the Palestinian experience...
  11. ncbi Varied prevalence of factor V G1691A (Leiden) and prothrombin G20210A single nucleotide polymorphisms among Arabs
    Wassim Y Almawi
    Al Jawhara Center for Molecular Medicine, Genetics and Inherited Diseases, College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
    J Thromb Thrombolysis 20:163-8. 2005
    ..of the heterogeneity in their world distribution and lack of sufficient information about their distribution among Arabs, we addressed the prevalence of both SNPs in 4 distinct Arab populations (Lebanon, Tunisia, Bahrain, and Saudi ..
  12. ncbi Age at diagnosis of breast cancer in Arab nations
    Hesahm Najjar
    Surgical Oncology Department, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2M9
    Int J Surg 8:448-52. 2010
    ..However, the statistical data to support this impression is remarkably scarce...
  13. pmc Mitochondrial DNA lineages of African origin confer susceptibility to primary open-angle glaucoma in Saudi patients
    Khaled K Abu-Amero
    Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Mol Vis 17:1468-72. 2011
    ..This encouraged us to extend our work and assess whether mtDNA diagnostic polymorphisms, defining geographically structured haplogroups, could be associated with the development of POAG...
  14. ncbi Obesity in a rural and an urban Palestinian West Bank population
    H F Abdul-Rahim
    Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University, West Bank, Palestinian Authority
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 27:140-6. 2003
    ....
  15. pmc J1-M267 Y lineage marks climate-driven pre-historical human displacements
    Sergio Tofanelli
    Dipartimento di Biologia, University of Pisa, Italy
    Eur J Hum Genet 17:1520-4. 2009
    ..Furthermore, J1 STR motifs previously used to trace Arab or Jewish ancestries were shown unsuitable as diagnostic markers for ethnicity...
  16. ncbi Cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus, and cancer in the occupied Palestinian territory
    Abdullatif Husseini
    Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University, Birzeit, Occupied Palestinian Territory
    Lancet 373:1041-9. 2009
    ..A large proportion of health-care expenditure is on expensive curative care outside the area. Effective comprehensive prevention programmes should be implemented, and the health-care system should be redesigned to address these diseases...
  17. ncbi Biomedical publications in an unstable region: the Arab world, 1988-2002
    Ghazi Omar Tadmouri
    Lancet 362:1766. 2003
  18. pmc Adiposity and insulin resistance correlate with telomere length in middle-aged Arabs: the influence of circulating adiponectin
    Omar S Al-Attas
    Department of Biochemistry, Obesity Research Center, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Eur J Endocrinol 163:601-7. 2010
    ..In this study, we determined associations of chromosomal telomere length (TL) to markers of obesity and insulin resistance in middle-aged adult male and female Arabs with and without diabetes mellitus type 2 (DMT2).
  19. ncbi Single-nucleotide polymorphisms and haplotypes in the adiponectin gene contribute to the genetic risk for type 2 diabetes in Tunisian Arabs
    Nabil Mtiraoui
    Research unit of Biology and Genetics of Cancer and Haematological and Autoimmune diseases, Faculty of Pharmacy of Monastir, University of Monastir, Monastir, Tunisia
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 97:290-7. 2012
    ..These results support a significant association of ADIPOQ gene polymorphism with T2DM in Tunisian Arabs.
  20. ncbi Sensitivity and specificity of glycated hemoglobin as a diagnostic test for diabetes and prediabetes in Arabs
    Nicole R Pinelli
    Department of Pharmacy Practice, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 48201 2417, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 96:E1680-3. 2011
    ..The diagnostic utility of A1C has not been evaluated in Arabs, a population at increased risk for developing diabetes.
  21. ncbi Between traditional and modern perceptions of breast and cervical cancer screenings: a qualitative study of Arab women in Israel
    Faisal Azaiza
    Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, School of Social Work, Haifa University, Israel
    Psychooncology 17:34-41. 2008
    ..However, there was firm agreement that although these created emotional difficulties, they were not sufficiently important to cause women to forgo screenings...
  22. ncbi Serum leptin and its relationship with metabolic variables in Arabs with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Kamal A Al-Shoumer
    Division of Endocrinology and Metabolic Medicine, Mubarak Al Kabeer Hospital, Kuwait University, Jabriya, Kuwait
    Ann Saudi Med 28:367-70. 2008
    ..We studied serum leptin concentrations and parameters related to glycemic control and the association between leptin levels and anthropometric and metabolic factors in Arab patients with type 2 diabetes and in Arab control subjects...
  23. ncbi Comparison of obesity and its relationship to some metabolic risk factors of atherosclerosis in Arabs and South Asians in Kuwait
    Pavel Babusik
    Department of Internal Medicine, Al Rashid Hospital, Kuwait
    Med Princ Pract 19:275-80. 2010
    The aims of the study were to compare obesity and its association with risk factors of atherosclerosis in Arabs and South Asians in Kuwait and to define which of the anthropometric parameters is best suited for clinical purposes in ..
  24. pmc Contribution of type 2 diabetes associated loci in the Arabic population from Tunisia: a case-control study
    Intissar Ezzidi
    Faculty of Pharmacy of Monastir, University of Monastir, Monastir, Tunisia
    BMC Med Genet 10:33. 2009
    ..Our aim was to evaluate the contribution to T2D of five of these established T2D-associated loci in the Arabic population from Tunisia...
  25. ncbi Phenotypic spectrum of neurodegeneration associated with mutations in the PLA2G6 gene (PLAN)
    M A Kurian
    Department of Pediatric Neurology, Birmingham Children s Hospital, Birmingham, UK
    Neurology 70:1623-9. 2008
    ..Previously, children with PLA2G6 mutations have been diagnosed with several different disorders and we wished to better define the phenotype of PLA2G6- associated neurodegeneration...
  26. ncbi Self-therapy practices among university students in Palestine: focus on herbal remedies
    Ansam F Sawalha
    Poison Control and Drug Information Center PCDIC, An Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
    Complement Ther Med 16:343-9. 2008
    ..Herbal self-therapy is a common practice among Palestinians. However, no published data are available on herbal self-therapy in the Middle East in general, and in Palestine in particular...
  27. ncbi Association of adiponectin promoter variants with traits and clusters of metabolic syndrome in Arabs: family-based study
    F Zadjali
    College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman
    Gene 527:663-9. 2013
    ..ADIPOQ) gene that are associated with obesity, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia and hypertension, among Arabs. We screened 328 Arabs in one large extended family for single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the promoter ..
  28. ncbi AHI1, a pivotal neurodevelopmental gene, and C6orf217 are associated with susceptibility to schizophrenia
    Daniela Amann-Zalcenstein
    Department of Molecular Genetics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
    Eur J Hum Genet 14:1111-9. 2006
    ..The two genes appear in opposite orientations and their regulatory upstream regions overlap, which might affect their expression. Both, AHI1 and C6orf217 appear to be highly relevant candidate genes for schizophrenia...
  29. ncbi Do differences in age specific androgenic steroid hormone levels account for differing prostate cancer rates between Arabs and Caucasians?
    Elijah O Kehinde
    Department of Surgery Division of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait
    Int J Urol 13:354-61. 2006
    ..Arab population remain unclear, but may be related to differences in androgenic steroid hormone metabolism between Arabs and other populations, especially as prostate cancer is believed to be androgen dependent...
  30. ncbi Prevalence of metabolic syndrome and associated socioeconomic and demographic factors among Palestinian adults (20-65 years) at the Gaza Strip
    Mahmoud M Sirdah
    Biology Department, Al Azhar University Gaza, Palestine
    Diabetes Metab Syndr 5:93-7. 2011
    ..This study was conducted to estimate the prevalence of MetS and its individual components among Palestinian adults, 20-65 years old in Gaza Strip. In addition to find any possible associations with socioeconomic and demographic factors...
  31. ncbi Religious leaders key in the Middle East's HIV/AIDS fight
    Jan McGirk
    Lancet 372:279-80. 2008
  32. pmc Social cognition in members of conflict groups: behavioural and neural responses in Arabs, Israelis and South Americans to each other's misfortunes
    Emile G Bruneau
    Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02130, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 367:717-30. 2012
    ..b>Arabs and Israelis reported feeling significantly less compassion for each other's pain and suffering (the 'conflict ..
  33. ncbi Subjective quality of life in a nationwide sample of Kuwaiti subjects using the short version of the WHO quality of life instrument
    Jude U Ohaeri
    Dept of Psychiatry, Psychological Medicine Hospital, 13041 Safat, Kuwait
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 44:693-701. 2009
    ....
  34. pmc Profile of subjective quality of life and its correlates in a nation-wide sample of high school students in an Arab setting using the WHOQOL-Bref
    Ghenaim A Al-Fayez
    Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait
    BMC Psychiatry 11:71. 2011
    ....
  35. ncbi Prevalence and distribution of MEFV mutations among Arabs from the Maghreb patients suffering from familial Mediterranean fever
    Latifa Belmahi
    Laboratoire de Genetique, Institut National D Hygiene, 11400 Rabat, Morocco
    C R Biol 329:71-4. 2006
    ..We estimated the frequency of MEFV mutation carriers among the Arab Maghrebian population at around 1%, which is significantly lower than in non-Ashkenazi Jews, Armenians or Turks...
  36. ncbi Body mass index, waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio cut-off points for categorisation of obesity among Omani Arabs
    Jawad A Al-Lawati
    Department of Non communicable Diseases Surveillance and Control, Muscat 113, Ministry of Health, Oman
    Public Health Nutr 11:102-8. 2008
    There are no data on optimal cut-off points to classify obesity among Omani Arabs. The existing cut-off points were obtained from studies of European populations.
  37. ncbi Differential contribution of MTHFR C677T variant to the risk of diabetic nephropathy in Lebanese and Bahraini Arabs
    Rita Nemr
    Endocrinology Service, Rizk Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
    Clin Chem Lab Med 48:1091-4. 2010
    ..We investigated the association of C677T and A1298C MTHFR gene variants and altered homocysteine concentrations in Lebanese and Bahraini type 2 diabetes (T2DM) DN patients...
  38. ncbi The impact of conflict on children: the Palestinian experience
    S Qouta
    Gaza Community Mental Health Programme, PO Box 1049, Gaza City, Gaza Strip, Palestine
    J Ambul Care Manage 28:75-9. 2005
    ..6% low levels. In "hot" areas, 55% of the children have acute levels of posttraumatic stress disorder, 35% moderate levels, and 9% low levels...
  39. pmc The health of Arab-Americans living in the United States: a systematic review of the literature
    Abdulrahman M El-Sayed
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    BMC Public Health 9:272. 2009
    ..This review aims to synthesize the extant peer-reviewed literature concerned with the health of AAs living in the US...
  40. pmc The role of mitochondrial haplogroups in glaucoma: a study in an Arab population
    Khaled K Abu-Amero
    Mitochondrial Research Laboratory, Department of Genetics, King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Mol Vis 14:518-22. 2008
    ..Glaucoma prevalence can vary geographically and ethnically, which suggests that a genetic element could play a significant role. Studies investigating the role of various mitochondrial haplogroups in the pathogenesis of glaucoma are scarce...
  41. pmc The association of perceived abuse and discrimination after September 11, 2001, with psychological distress, level of happiness, and health status among Arab Americans
    Aasim I Padela
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, 6312 Medical Science Building I, 1150 W Medical Center Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 5604, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:284-91. 2010
    ..We assessed the prevalence of perceived abuse and discrimination among Arab American adults after September 11, 2001, and associations between abuse or discrimination and psychological distress, level of happiness, and health status...
  42. ncbi The mitochondrial DNA variant 16189T>C is associated with coronary artery disease and myocardial infarction in Saudi Arabs
    Khaled K Abu-Amero
    Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Genet Test Mol Biomarkers 14:43-7. 2010
    ..Our results suggested that the impact of mtDNA polymorphism on CAD manifestation is influenced by important confounders, particularly the presence of myocardial infarction, hypertension, and age...
  43. ncbi Acculturative stress and depression in an elderly Arabic sample
    Nancy Howells Wrobel
    University of Michigan Dearborn, 4901 Evergreen, Dearborn, MI 48128, USA
    J Cross Cult Gerontol 24:273-90. 2009
    ....
  44. pmc The emergence of Y-chromosome haplogroup J1e among Arabic-speaking populations
    Jacques Chiaroni
    UMR6578 Université de la Méditerranée, CNRS, EFS Anthropologie bio culturelle, Faculte de Medecine de Marseille, Marseille, France
    Eur J Hum Genet 18:348-53. 2010
    ..Subsequently, J1e lineages might have been involved in episodes of the expansion of pastoralists into arid habitats coinciding with the spread of Arabic and other Semitic-speaking populations...
  45. ncbi Argileh use among college students in the United States: an emerging trend
    Emily R Grekin
    Department of Psychology, Wayne State University, 5057 Woodward Avenue, 7th Floor, Detroit, Michigan 48202, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 69:472-5. 2008
    ..This study examined the prevalence and predictors of argileh (hookah pipe) use among a sample of nonselected college students...
  46. ncbi Impoverishment and patients' "willingness" and "ability" to pay for improving the quality of health care in Palestine: an assessment using the contingent valuation method
    Awad Mataria
    French National Institute of Medical Research, Unit 379 and Regional Center for Disease Control of South Eastern France INSERM U379 ORS, Marseille, France
    Health Policy 75:312-28. 2006
    ..The study raises strong doubts about the current policy of introducing patients' cost recovery schemes for funding primary health care in the current crisis situation of the OPT...
  47. pmc E-selectin S128R polymorphism and severe coronary artery disease in Arabs
    Khaled K Abu-Amero
    Genetics Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre MBC 03, P, O, Box 3354, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia
    BMC Med Genet 7:52. 2006
    The E-selectin p. S128R (g. A561C) polymorphism has been associated with the presence of angiographic coronary artery disease (CAD) in some populations, but no data is currently available on its association with CAD in Arabs.
  48. ncbi The sexual and reproductive health of young people in the Arab countries and Iran
    Jocelyn DeJong
    Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Reprod Health Matters 13:49-59. 2005
    ..Building on NGO models and existing efforts, there is a need for the development of national programmes to support the well-being of young people in this region...
  49. ncbi The prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among arab americans
    Linda A Jaber
    Department of Pharmacy Practice, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 48201 2417, USA
    Diabetes Care 27:234-8. 2004
    ..To estimate the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in Arab Americans by age, sex, and BMI and to examine the association between insulin resistance and each of the components of the metabolic syndrome...
  50. ncbi Associations of overweight and of weight dissatisfaction among Palestinian adolescents: findings from the national study of Palestinian schoolchildren (HBSC-WBG2004)
    H Al Sabbah
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Gent University, Gent, Belgium
    J Hum Nutr Diet 22:40-9. 2009
    ....
  51. pmc Trajectories of resilience, resistance, and distress during ongoing terrorism: the case of Jews and Arabs in Israel
    Stevan E Hobfoll
    Department of Behavioral Sciences, Rush Medical College, 1653 West Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60612 3244, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 77:138-48. 2009
    ..The authors interviewed a nationally representative sample of Jews and Arabs in Israel (N = 709) at 2 times during a period of terrorist and rocket attacks (2004-2005)...
  52. ncbi Vitamin d deficiency in Saudi Arabs
    M Y Elsammak
    Department of Pathology, King Fahd Hospital Dammam, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
    Horm Metab Res 42:364-8. 2010
    ..g., fracture and bone pains). This study aimed at the evaluation of vitamin D levels in a cohort of healthy Saudi Arabs. The comprised 139 healthy subjects coming for regular blood donation...
  53. ncbi Socio-demographic differences in acculturation and mental health for a sample of 2nd generation/early immigrant Arab Americans
    Mona M Amer
    Program for the Study of Immigration and Mental Health, Department of Psychology, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 9:335-47. 2007
    ..The results of this study suggest unique acculturation patterns for Christian and Muslim subgroups that can better inform future research and mental health service...
  54. ncbi The role of peritraumatic dissociation and gender in the association between trauma and mental health in a Palestinian community sample
    Raija Leena Punamaki
    Department of Psychology, 33014 University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    Am J Psychiatry 162:545-51. 2005
    ..It also examined the gender-specific role of peritraumatic dissociation in moderating the association between lifetime trauma and mental health...
  55. ncbi Resources and well-being among Arab-American elders
    Kristine J Ajrouch
    Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Criminology, Eastern Michigan University, 712 Pray Harrold, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, USA
    J Cross Cult Gerontol 22:167-82. 2007
    ..Human and social capital represent valuable resources and their distribution within this immigrant/ethnic group is associated with noteworthy variations in well-being...
  56. ncbi High carriers frequency of an apparently ancient founder mutation p.Tyr322X in the ERCC8 gene responsible for Cockayne syndrome among Christian Arabs in Northern Israel
    Morad Khayat
    Genetics Institute, Ha Emek Medical Center, Afula, Israel
    Am J Med Genet A 152:3091-4. 2010
    ..Cockayne syndrome (CS) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder common in Christian Arabs due to a p.Tyr322X mutation. Genetic screening of the p...
  57. ncbi Genetic differences among North African Berber and Arab-speaking populations revealed by Y-STR diversity
    Maria Gaibar
    Departamento de Ciencias Biomédicas Básicas, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Villaviciosa de Odón, Spain
    Ann Hum Biol 38:228-36. 2011
    ..1). The results suggest considerable population heterogeneity in North Africa...
  58. ncbi The impact of congenital malformations and Mendelian diseases on infant mortality in Israel
    Joel Zlotogora
    Public Health Services, Ministry of Health, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 5:416-8. 2003
    ..Infant mortality in Israel is twofold higher among non-Jews than Jews...
  59. ncbi Infantile systemic hyalinosis: a fatal disorder commonly diagnosed among Arabs
    S M Al-Mayouf
    Section of Pediatric Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, MBC 58, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 23:717-20. 2005
    ..This report represents the largest series of ISH. Our data suggests that ISH is a commonly diagnosed disorder in Saudi Arabia and among Arabs.
  60. ncbi The molecular basis of autosomal recessive diseases among the Arabs and Druze in Israel
    Joel Zlotogora
    Department of Community Genetics, Public Health Services, Ministry of Health Israel, Building 67, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, 52621 Ramat Gan, Israel
    Hum Genet 128:473-9. 2010
    The Israeli population mainly includes Jews, Muslim and Christian Arabs, and Druze In the last decade, data on genetic diseases present in the population have been systematically collected and are available online in the Israeli national ..
  61. ncbi Jews and Arabs in the same region in Israel exhibit major differences in dietary patterns
    Kathleen Abu-Saad
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit, Gertner Institute for Epidemiology and Health Policy Research, Ramat Gan, Israel
    J Nutr 142:2175-81. 2012
    ..04 (95% CI: 1.06-3.94)], and reported other healthy lifestyle behaviors. In relation to the Healthy pattern, Arabs were less likely than Jews to be in the top intake tertile, but the magnitude of the difference was less in ..
  62. ncbi A study of Gm allotypes and immunoglobulin heavy gamma IGHG genes in Berbers, Arabs and sub-Saharan Africans from Jerba Island, Tunisia
    B Y Loveslati
    Department of Biology, University of Tunis Elmanar, Tunis, Tunisia
    Eur J Immunogenet 28:531-8. 2001
    The Gm polymorphism of human IgG immunoglobulins was investigated in three different ethnic groups--Arabs, Berbers and 'dark-skinned people'--on Jerba Island, Tunisia...
  63. ncbi Trends in incidence of colorectal cancer in Jewish and Arab populations in central Israel
    Zvi Fireman
    Gastroenterology Department, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera, Israel
    Digestion 72:223-7. 2005
    To compare the current differences with our earlier findings on the incidence and locations of colorectal cancer (CRC) among Israeli-born Jews and Arabs living within the same central coastal region in Israel.
  64. ncbi Vascular dementia among elderly Arabs in Wadi Ara
    Abdalla Bowirrat
    Tel Aviv University Medical School, Ramat Aviv 69978, Israel
    J Neurol Sci 203:73-6. 2002
    ..We confirm the association between VaD, illiteracy and hypertension. Smoking and gender do not represent risk factors for VaD in this population. While suggestive, DM is not a statistically significant risk factor for VaD...
  65. ncbi Heritability of determinants of the metabolic syndrome among healthy Arabs of the Oman family study
    Riad A Bayoumi
    Department of Biochemistry, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Al Khod, P O Box 35, Muscat 123, Sultanate of Oman
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:551-6. 2007
    ..some determinants, such as weight, BMI, and HDL level, are under significant genetic influence among the Omani Arabs. Other determinants such as insulin resistance, abdominal obesity, diastolic blood pressure, and TG levels seem to ..
  66. ncbi Genetic study of Saudi diabetes (GSSD): significant association of the KCNJ11 E23K polymorphism with type 2 diabetes
    Osama Alsmadi
    Arabian Diagnostic Laboratory ADL, Research Centre, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, and Diabetes Center, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Diabetes Metab Res Rev 24:137-40. 2008
    The E23K variant of KCNJ11 has been associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D) in several but not all populations studied. Thus far, despite a high incidence of T2D, the role of this variant in Arabs has not been established.
  67. ncbi Childhood and adolescent diabetes mellitus in Arabs residing in the United Arab Emirates
    John Punnose
    Department of Medicine, Al Ain Hospital, P O Box 18841, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 55:29-33. 2002
    ..All of them initially responded to diet and oral hypoglycaemic drugs. Public education about DM in childhood and prevention of adolescent obesity remain major public health challenges in the UAE...
  68. ncbi The relative importance of traditional and "modern" foods for Israeli Negev Bedouins. A population in transition
    D Fraser
    S Daniel Abraham International Center for Health and Nutrition, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, P O Box 653, Beer Sheva, 84105 Israel
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 11:66-9. 2001
    ..The Bedouin Arabs in Southern Israel are a traditionally semi-nomadic/nomadic population undergoing a rapid process of urbanization ..
  69. ncbi Adult-onset diabetes among Arabs and Jews in Israel: a population-based study
    O Kalter-Leibovici
    Unit of Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Gertner Institute for Epidemiology and Health Policy Research, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Diabet Med 29:748-54. 2012
    To study the age at presentation and factors associated with adult-onset diabetes (≥ 20 years) among Arabs and Jews in Israel.
  70. ncbi Estimation of stature using lower limb measurements in Sudanese Arabs
    Altayeb Abdalla Ahmed
    Anatomy Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, P O Box 102, Khartoum, Sudan
    J Forensic Leg Med 20:483-8. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the reliability and accuracy of using lower limb measurements for stature estimations...
  71. ncbi The development of social essentialism: the case of israeli children's inferences about jews and arabs
    Dana Birnbaum
    Department of Psychology, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan 52900, Israel
    Child Dev 81:757-77. 2010
    ..144 kindergarten, 2nd-, and 6th-grade Israeli children from 3 sectors: secular Jews, religious Jews, and Muslim Arabs. Study 1-wherein social categories were labeled-found that ethnic categories were the most inductively powerful, ..
  72. ncbi Cross-national study of attitudes towards seeking professional help: Jordan, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Arabs in Israel
    Alean Al-Krenawi
    Spitzer Department of Social Work, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 50:102-14. 2004
    ..This is the first study to compare help-seeking processes among Muslim Arab female students in Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and Israel...
  73. pmc The limitations on choice: Palestinian women's childbirth location, dissatisfaction with the place of birth and determinants
    Rita Giacaman
    Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University Birzeit, Palestine
    Eur J Public Health 17:86-91. 2007
    ..We further identify some of the determinants of women's dissatisfaction with childbirth location...
  74. ncbi Health beliefs and rates of breast cancer screening among Arab women
    Faisal Azaiza
    School of Social Work, Faculty of Health and Welfare Studies, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 15:520-30. 2006
    ..To examine the relationship between health beliefs and participation in breast cancer screening among Arab women in Israel...
  75. ncbi Clinical epidemiology of Crohn's disease in Arabs based on the Montreal Classification
    Iqbal Siddique
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 18:1689-97. 2012
    There has been a remarkable increase in the incidence of Crohn's disease (CD) among Arabs in recent years. We conducted this study to determine the clinical epidemiology of CD in Kuwait.
  76. ncbi Differential perceptions of the seriousness of male violence against female intimate partners among Jews and Arabs in Israel
    Sergio Herzog
    Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Haifa, Israel
    J Interpers Violence 19:891-900. 2004
    ..present study examines these contradictory propositions in Israel focusing on its two main ethnic groups--Jews and Arabs. In an attitudinal survey, respondents were required to evaluate the seriousness of hypothetical crime scenarios ..
  77. ncbi Association of the platelet glycoprotein receptor IIIa (PlA1/PlA1) genotype with coronary artery disease in Arabs
    Khaled K Abu-Amero
    Department of Genetics, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis 15:77-9. 2004
    ..There were no previous reports investigating the distribution of this allele and its possible link to CAD in Arabs. We used the polymerase chain reaction and allele-specific restriction digestion for determining the prevalence of ..
  78. ncbi The impact of prenatal diagnosis and termination of pregnancy on the relative incidence of malformations at birth among Jews and Muslim Arabs in Israel
    Joel Zlotogora
    Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 12:539-42. 2010
    ..As a result, in many cases the incidence of malformations at birth does not represent their true incidence...
  79. ncbi Frequency of abnormal thyroid function tests in Kuwaiti Arabs with autoimmune diseases
    A M Al-Awadhi
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait
    Med Princ Pract 17:61-5. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the frequencies of abnormal thyroid function tests and serum thyroid autoantibodies in healthy Kuwaitis and those with autoimmune diseases...
  80. ncbi Educational inequalities in self-rated health within the Arab minority in Israel: explanatory factors
    Nihaya Daoud
    The Braun School of Public Health, Hadassah and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
    Eur J Public Health 19:477-83. 2009
    ..This study examines the contribution of material conditions, and psychosocial, community, cultural and behavioural factors to explaining educational disparities in self-rated health (SRH) within the Arab minority in Israel...
  81. ncbi Early breast cancer detection practices, health beliefs, and cancer worries in Jewish and Arab women
    Miri Cohen
    Haifa University, Israel
    Prev Med 41:852-8. 2005
    ..To date, BE practices among Jewish as compared with Arab women, and the factors associated with them have not been examined in Israel...
  82. ncbi Permanent neonatal diabetes: different aetiology in Arabs compared to Europeans
    Abdelhadi M Habeb
    Department of Paediatrics, Maternity and Children s Hospital, PO Box 20873, Al Madinah 41465, Saudi Arabia
    Arch Dis Child 97:721-3. 2012
    ..The authors aimed to define the genetic causes of PNDM in a large cohort of Arab patients and compare them with a British cohort tested in the same laboratory...
  83. ncbi Genetic association of NALP1 with generalized vitiligo in Jordanian Arabs
    Asem Alkhateeb
    Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering department, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
    Arch Dermatol Res 302:631-4. 2010
    ..These results indicate that NALP1 is associated with susceptibility to generalized vitiligo in Arabs, as in Caucasians. Whether the casual variants are the same of not is yet to be identified by functional analysis.
  84. ncbi Social and cultural meanings of self-rated health: Arab immigrants in the United States
    Sawsan Abdulrahim
    Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, PO Box 11 0236, Riad El Solh 1107 2020, Beirut, Lebanon
    Qual Health Res 20:1229-40. 2010
    ..Our study adds to the limited conceptual knowledge on the meanings of subjective health evaluations among immigrants, and the findings suggest that exploring rationales provides richer information than focusing on criteria alone...
  85. ncbi Increasing breast examinations among arab women using a tailored culture-based intervention
    Miri Cohen
    University of Haifa, Israel
    Behav Med 36:92-9. 2010
    ..The preliminary results showed that the culture-based intervention was effective in reducing barriers and increasing the rate of breast cancer examinations...
  86. ncbi Relationship between symptoms of anxiety and depression in a sample of Arab college students using the Hopkins Symptom Checklist 25
    Fawziyah A Al-Turkait
    Department of Psychology, College of Education, Public Authority for Applied Education and Training, Safat, Kuwait
    Psychopathology 44:230-41. 2011
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  87. ncbi Differences in self-rated health by immigrant status and language preference among Arab Americans in the Detroit Metropolitan Area
    Sawsan Abdulrahim
    American University of Beirut, Faculty of Health Sciences, Beirut, Lebanon
    Soc Sci Med 68:2097-103. 2009
    ..S. We conclude by arguing that language is an important measure to include in SRH studies among Arab Americans as well as other non-English speaking ethnic groups...
  88. ncbi Evoking the guardian angel: childbirth care in a Palestinian hospital
    Sahar Hassan-Bitar
    Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University, Ramallah, West Bank, Occupied Palestinian Territory
    Reprod Health Matters 15:103-13. 2007
    ..This is perhaps where the opportunity for change should begin...
  89. ncbi Contribution of selective HLA-DRB1/DQB1 alleles and haplotypes to the genetic susceptibility of type 1 diabetes among Lebanese and Bahraini Arabs
    Fayza A Al-Jenaidi
    Al Jawhara Center for Molecular Medicine, Genetics, and Inherited Diseases, College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Arabian Gulf University, P O Box 22979, Manama, Bahrain
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 90:5104-9. 2005
    ....
  90. ncbi Relationship between symptoms of major depressive and generalized anxiety disorders in an Arab population using diagnostic criteria-based instruments
    Jude U Ohaeri
    Department of Psychiatry, Psychological Medicine Hospital, Safat, Kuwait
    Med Sci Monit 16:PH103-15. 2010
    ..using a theory-driven approach, confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), how will the structural integrity of the resulting factors compare with those of the various models that have been used to explain the relation between the symptoms?..
  91. ncbi A 'transitional' context for health policy development: the Palestinian case
    Motasem Hamdan
    Centre for Health Services and Nursing Research, School of Public Health, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 35, 3000, Leuven, Belgium
    Health Policy 59:193-207. 2002
    ..A descriptive analysis is provided of the historical, political, economic and socio-demographic elements to gain an insight into the complex context of the Occupied Palestinian Territories, a country in 'transition'...
  92. ncbi Aldosterone synthase gene (CYP11B2) promoter polymorphism as a risk factor for ischaemic stroke in Tunisian Arabs
    Sarra Saidi
    Research Unit of Hematological and Autoimmune Diseases, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Monastir, Tunisia
    J Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone Syst 11:180-6. 2010
    ..We investigated the contribution of aldosterone synthase CYP11B2 polymorphism (C-344T) to the age-related changes in blood pressure in stroke patients...
  93. ncbi Molecular basis of heat labile hexosaminidase B among Jews and Arabs
    G Narkis
    Department of Human Genetics, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Hum Mutat 10:424-9. 1997
    ..A novel heat labile mutation, previously concluded to exist in the HEXB gene, was identified among Jews and Arabs as 1627 G-->A...
  94. ncbi Paranoia and conspiracy thinking of Jews, Arabs, Germans, and Russians in a Polish sample
    Monika Grzesiak-Feldman
    Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
    Psychol Rep 102:884-6. 2008
    The study examined the relationship between paranoia and conspiracy thinking of Jews, Arabs, Germans, and Russians among 50 university student volunteers using Fenigstein and Vanable's Paranoia Scale for nonclinical populations and the ..
  95. ncbi The spectrum of familial Mediterranean fever gene mutations in Arabs: report of a large series
    Hasan A Majeed
    Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jordan, Amman
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 34:813-8. 2005
    ..To identify the frequency and distribution of familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) gene (MEFV) mutations in Arab patients...
  96. ncbi Individual determinants of primary healthcare utilisation in Gaza Strip, Palestine
    T Abu-Mourad
    Department of Social Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Crete, PO Box 2208, Heraklion 71003, Crete, Greece
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:701-7. 2008
    ..To examine the extent to which primary care patients are using the primary healthcare (PHC) services in Gaza Strip, Palestine, and to determine the factors that are associated with the use of these services...
  97. pmc Exploring the association between posttraumatic growth and PTSD: a national study of Jews and Arabs following the 2006 Israeli-Hezbollah war
    Brian J Hall
    Department of Behavioral Sciences, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 198:180-6. 2010
    ..PTG was not related to well-being for any of these subgroups...
  98. ncbi Variants within the calpain-10 gene and relationships with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and T2DM-related traits among Tunisian Arabs
    I Ezzidi
    Research Unit of Biology and Genetics of Hematological and Auto immune diseases, Faculty of Pharmacy of Monastir, University of Monastir, Monastir, Tunisia
    Diabetes Metab 36:357-62. 2010
    ..Common variations in the calpain 10 (CAPN10) gene variants UCSNP-43, UCSNP-19 and UCSNP-63, and the 112/121 diplotype, are associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and T2DM-related traits...
  99. ncbi An ancient autosomal haplotype bearing a rare achromatopsia-causing founder mutation is shared among Arab Muslims and Oriental Jews
    Lina Zelinger
    Department of Ophthalmology, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Hum Genet 128:261-7. 2010
    ..The data present here demonstrate a large (11 Mbp) genomic region that is likely to originate from an ancient common ancestor of Middle-Eastern Arab Muslims and Jews who lived approximately 5,000 years ago...
  100. ncbi Evidence for an interaction of schizophrenia susceptibility loci on chromosome 6q23.3 and 10q24.33-q26.13 in Arab Israeli families
    A Alkelai
    Biological Psychiatry Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Ein Karem, Jerusalem, Israel
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 150:914-25. 2009
    ..45 under the multiplicative model suggesting overlapping function of the 6q23.3 and 10q24.33-q26.13 loci...
  101. ncbi Ethnic disparities in first primary intracerebral hemorrhage in northern Israel
    Gregory Telman
    Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Rambam Health Care Campus, Technion Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel
    Neuroepidemiology 34:208-13. 2010
    ..Ethnic differences among first primary intracerebral hemorrhage (PICH) patients in an Israeli biethnic population have not yet been studied...

Research Grants35

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    Constance Flanagan; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Planned Missing Data design will be used to reduce the effects of study attrition. ..
  2. Gene Discovery for Hearing Loss in Middle East by Massively Parallel Sequencing
    Moien Kanaan; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..to identify mutations in the deaf population of the Middle East, including 270 Israeli Jews and 212 Palestinian Arabs. We will explore the physiological processes underlying deafness using mouse mutants...
  3. Symposium on Alzheimer's Disease in the Middle East
    ROBERT FRIEDLAND; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Although there has been little work done on dementia in the Middle East, there is evidence-from our studies in Arabs residing in Israel-that Alzheimer's disease has a high prevalence in Arabs (20% over 60, 60% over 85 years of age)...
  4. Symposium on Alzheimer's Disease in the Middle East
    ROBERT FRIEDLAND; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Although there has been little work done on dementia in the Middle East, there is evidence--from our studies in Arabs residing in Israel--that Alzheimer's disease has a high prevalence in Arabs (20% over 60, 60% over 85 years of age)..
  5. First International Symposium on Alzheimer's Disease
    ROBERT FRIEDLAND; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Although there has been little work on dementia in the Middle East, there is evidence from our studies in Arabs residing in Israel that Alzheimer's disease has an extraordinarily high prevalence in Arabs (20% over 60, 60% over ..
  6. Genetic Analysis of Microcephaly in Tunisian Population
    Christopher Walsh; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The majority of the Tunisian population is made up of Arabs, but the genetic make up of Tunisia is unique among the Arab countries because of its long historical role as a ..
  7. GENETICS OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE IN ISRAELI ARABS
    ROBERT FRIEDLAND; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Results from this study may have immediate impact on the development of new treatment or prevention strategies. ..
  8. GENETICS OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE IN ISRAELI ARABS
    ROBERT FRIEDLAND; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The ultimate goal of this study is to find new targets (genetic and non-genetic) for therapy. ..
  9. Feasibility of Diabetes Prevention in Arab Americans
    Linda Jaber; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Adherence to scheduled activities and changes in body weight, diet and physical activity will also be assessed. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  10. Reducing Health Disparities: Survey Validation for Black, Latina and Arab Women
    Karen Patricia Williams; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This will be done by providing a baseline measure for cancer literacy in three groups of women, Black, Latina and Arab, who are disproportionately affected by breast and cervical cancer mortality. ..
  11. ARAB AMERICAN YOUTH: TOBACCO USE AND INTERVENTION
    Virginia Rice; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Follow up data will be collected at Sessions 1 & 4 and at 3, 6, and 12 months post-intervention. The hierarchical linear model, ordinal logistic regression and paired t-tests will be used to analyze the data. ..
  12. Terrorism and Traumatic Responding: Exposure and Resiliency Factors
    STEVAN HOBFOLL; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..In Study 2, we will survey 1,000 individual Jews and Arabs every three-months for 24 months (i.e., n=8,000), with complete replacement (i.e., a new sample each 3 months)...
  13. Archiving the Data from the First Wave of SHARE-Israel
    Howard Litwin; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The data address key economic and social factors that contribute to health among people 50 years of age and older, providing unique opportunities for cross-national comparisons. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  14. DEVELOPING AN ISRAELI VERSION OF THE HRS/SHARE PROJECT
    Howard Litwin; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  15. Localization of a type 1 diabetes susceptibility gene
    ELIZABETH ELLER; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This work could also provide an example for identifying susceptibility genes for other complex diseases. ..
  16. Using Mixed Reality to build peer resistance skills in Latina middle schoolers
    ANNE E contact NORRIS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Study results will also be helpful to other researchers developing technology based health games designed to promote health. ..
  17. Genetics of Hearing Loss in Middle Eastern Families
    Mary Claire King; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  18. Breast Cancer Genomics in a Founder Population
    Mary Claire King; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Discovery of additional breast cancer genes of moderate penetrance in the AJ population will be important to women both in this population and generally. ..
  19. Multi-ethnic Genome-wide Alzheimer association study
    Lindsay A Farrer; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  20. Arsenic Exposure and Bladder Cancer in Michigan
    Jerome Nriagu; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  21. Examination of the role of LPIN2 variations in skin and bone inflammation
    Hatem El Shanti; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Understanding the mechanisms behind psoriasis and CRMO is very important for the development of appropriate therapy. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  22. Cancer in the Middle Eastern Population in California
    Kiumarss Nasseri; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..East, no attempt will be made to develop country specific lists, although this population can be divided into Arabs and non-Arabs...
  23. Fundamental Goals and Risky Decision-Making
    JON MANER; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..g., substance use disorders), as well as exaggerated risk-aversion. ..
  24. DFNA1 IN INHERITED HEARING LOSS
    Mary Claire King; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....
  25. DBH as a Modifying Gene in Neurodegenerative Diseases
    Cyrus Zabetian; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Comparing plasma and tissue levels of DBH protein and catecholamines in the two lines will detect the effect of each allele on DBH expression. ..
  26. Continuation of the FIND Study
    Barry Freedman; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..of genes that cause diabetic complications will take us one step closer to finding treatments that may have the potential to slow or prevent the development of these serious complications of diabetes mellitus [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  27. GENETIC ANALYSIS OF BREAST AND OVARIAN CANCER
    Mary Claire King; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..The intent of this project is to exploit genomic technologies to integrate the identification of genes biologically related to BRCA1 with characterization of those genes in human tumors and families. ..
  28. Modeling Complex Adaptive Social Behavior
    Jeffrey Schank; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Finally, these models will be used to develop Monte Carlo statistical approaches for studying the behavioral development of complex adaptive systems. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  29. GENETIC ANALYSIS OF HUMAN HYPERTENSIVE ESRD
    Barry Freedman; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..The identification of hypertension-associated renal failure genes would form a genetic basis for detection of high risk individuals and development of intervention and treatment strategies for prevention of H-ESRD. ..
  30. Community Integration after Spinal Cord Injury: Using Photovoice to Identify Barr
    Susan Newman; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This checklist will be utilized to inform future intervention projects and health promotion activities that facilitate the integration of individuals with SCI into the Charleston community. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  31. DEATH RATES AND DEATH DATA FOR ASIAN AMERICAN ELDERLY
    Diane Lauderdale; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  32. Time allocated for sleep: sociodemographic correlates and secular change
    Diane Lauderdale; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Sleep duration may be on the causal pathway between sociodemographic factors and health and may contribute to health disparities. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  33. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS ON ARAB AMERICANS IN METRO DETROIT
    Adnan Hammad; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....