Andrea Murchison

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Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) dopamine levels were studied in 16 male patients who also were tested for self-reported extraversion using the Eysenck Personality Inventory. Log CSF dopamine was significantly correlated with extraversion as predicted by recent theoretical work integrating mesolimbic dopamine function and active responding to external incentives(More)
Serum inorganic phosphate was measured in 33 hospitalized patients with unipolar depression. As predicted, serum phosphate showed significant negative correlations with Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory scales sensitive to anxiety (Psychasthenia: -0.33) and somatic concern (Hypochondriasis: -0.51). This is consistent with previous observations of(More)
Twenty-five overweight adolescents completed a summer weight loss day camp program on the Stanford University campus. All participants attended camp four days per week for four hours to learn and practice eating and exercise skills conducive to weight loss. Parents met weekly to discuss the program content and to explore their role in their adolescent's(More)
This literature synthesis examines the role the vagus nerve plays in the mechanism of acupuncture to influence inflammatory markers by activating the cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway. It also compared acupuncture to the use of vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) to modulate these pro-inflammatory cytokines. The synthesis included studies where vagotomy was(More)
The methodology and processes used to select and design robotic equipment for use in a Canadian Used (Nuclear) Fuel Packing Plant (UFPP) are presented. The application of these methods is illustrated using, as an example, the selection and design of equipment for a Laser Welding Cell. The analysis indicates that both robots and manipulators are expected to(More)
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