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The ability to read opens up the possibility of learning about the world indirectly via print sources, providing a powerful new opportunity for children who have for years learned effectively from what people tell them. We compared children's trust in printed versus oral information. We also examined whether children who showed preferential trust in an(More)
Literacy gives children an opportunity to benefit from others' knowledge and experience that far exceeds what they can achieve when reliant on learning orally via personal encounters. Little is known about young children's understanding and use of print as a source of knowledge. Three experiments investigated children's use and understanding of printed(More)
World conditions place large populations at risk from ionizing radiation (IR) from detonation of dirty bombs or nuclear devices. In a subgroup of patients, ionizing radiation exposure would be followed by a secondary infection. The effects of radiation combined injury are potentially more lethal than either insult in isolation. The purpose of this study was(More)
INTRODUCTION We aimed to investigate the sensitivity and reliability of two-dimensional ultrasonographic endpoints at the metacarpophalageal joints (MCPJs) and their potential to provide an early and objective indication of a therapeutic response to treatment intervention in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS A randomized, double-blind, parallel-group,(More)
Synanthropic wild mammals can be important hosts for many vector-borne zoonotic pathogens. The aim of this study was determine the exposure of synanthropic mammals to two types of tick-borne pathogens in Panama, spotted fever group Rickettsia (SFGR) and Borrelia relapsing fever (RF) spirochetes. One hundred and thirty-one wild mammals were evaluated,(More)
At our institution, a large tertiary referral centre for vascular surgery, patients are often admitted directly to the ward and clerked by foundation year one (FY1) doctors. We found that these clerkings frequently fell short of national record keeping standards, potentially leading to an increased risk for patients during their hospital stay. In addition,(More)
  • Victoria H Freedman, Einstein Mentor, Fayeza Aliou, Lehman College, Dianne Cox, Vanessa Almonte +95 others
  • 2013
The BLOCKINRole Phagocytosis is a primary immune response by which macrophages engulf and destroy pathogenic, foreign particles and apoptotic cells in the human body. Several cellular pathways downstream of the major phagocytic receptor, the Fc‐gamma receptor (FcγR), are involved in the engulfment process. During FcγR‐mediated phagocytosis in macrophages,(More)
  • Victoria H Freedman, Einstein Mentor, Yansi Alvarez, Ekaterina Dadachova, Sarah Andrus, Hamilton College +106 others
  • 2011
Melanin is a pigment produced by the cell wall of Cryptococcus neoformans; this occurs when a substrate is available. This pigment protects the cell from many environmental hazards, including radiation. One purpose of this pigment could possibly be to convert harmful forms of radiation into heat which could also possibly promote growth of the melanized(More)
  • Mike Price, Amy Fox, Entrada San, Juan, Inc, bullet Arcgis +1 other
  • 2009
Making decisions based on geography is basic to human thinking. Where shall we go, what will it be like, and what shall we do when we get there are applied to the simple event of going to the store or to the major event of launching a bathysphere into the ocean's depths. By understanding geography and people's relationship to location, we can make informed(More)
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