The structure of the information system "Biodiversity of dipteran insects of the "gnus" complex of the northeastern European Russia, is described. Perspectives of its use in regional parasitological studies and for the public information on bloodsucking insects control are discussed.
The National Neurofibromatosis Foundation International Database is a system for collecting comprehensive information on the clinical manifestations and natural history of neurofibromatosis. Data are entered into personal computers at participating centres and are pooled at the Central Database and coordinating centre in Vancouver, Canada. The system includes special mechanisms to assure consistency among centres and to maintain patient confidentiality. The database is designed to foster collaborative clinical and molecular genetic research in many aspects of neurofibromatosis.
The present article introduces a Russian-language database of 375 action pictures and associated verbs with normative data. The pictures were normed for name agreement, conceptual familiarity, and subjective visual complexity, and measures of age of acquisition, imageability, and image agreement were collected for the verbs. Values of objective visual complexity, as well as information about verb frequency, length, argument structure, instrumentality, and name relation, are also provided. Correlations between these parameters are presented, along with a comparative analysis of the Russian name agreement norms and those collected in other languages. The full set of pictorial stimuli and the obtained norms may be freely downloaded from http://neuroling.ru/en/db.htm for use in research and for clinical purposes.