Amy Mendenhall

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The general public receives approximately half of its exposure to natural radiation through alpha (α)-particles from radon ((222)Rn) gas and its decay progeny. Epidemiological studies have found a positive correlation between exposure to (222)Rn and lung carcinogenesis. An understanding of the transcriptional responses involved in these effects remains(More)
As with standard plasmid vectors, it is possible to transfect lentivectors in plasmid form into cells with low-to-medium efficiency to obtain transient expression of effectors. Packaging lentiviral expression constructs into pseudoviral particles, however, enables up to 100% transduction, even with difficult-to-transfect cells, such as primary, stem, and(More)
Aging in Caenorhabditis elegans is controlled, in part, by the insulin-like signaling and heat shock response pathways. Following thermal stress, expression levels of small heat shock protein 16.2 show a spatial patterning across the 20 intestinal cells that reside along the length of the worm. Here, we present a hypothesized mechanism that could lead to(More)
Research suggests that the magical belief constructs of superstition, thought-action fusion (TAF), and magical ideation are related to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). However, the nature of these relationships is poorly understood. The current study improved on methodological limitations of previous studies and used the Dimensional Obsessive-Compulsive(More)
Although the study of empathy within the helping professions has a long history, it is a complex, multifaceted phenomenon, whose precise definition remains elusive. Despite the ambiguous nature of empathy, it has been theorized to be an important relationship variable that positively affects client outcomes in medicine and psychotherapy. However, since(More)