Andrew D. Miller

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In this paper, we present initial findings from the study of a digital photo-sharing website: Flickr.com. In particular, we argue that Flickr.com appears to support-for some people-a different set of photography practices, socialization styles, and perspectives on privacy that are unlike those described in previous research on consumer and amateur(More)
Responses to head tilt were recorded from vestibular neurons in and around the lateral vestibular nucleus (LVN) of the decerebrate cat. Each animal had all six semicircular canals rendered nonfunctional by a plugging procedure. Each cell was studied by slowly tilting the cat, using one or both of two paradigms. In the first method, sinusoidal tilts (0.05 or(More)
Motion sickness can occur when sensory inputs regarding body position in space are contradictory or are different from those predicted from experience. Signals from the vestibular system are essential for triggering motion sickness. The evolutionary significance of this malady is unclear, although it may simply represent the aberrant activation of(More)
There are few blood biomarkers predictive of mortality in adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), and none that currently serve as therapeutic targets. Here, we ask whether a circulating protein angiopoietin 2 (Ang2) correlates with severity of lung injury and mortality in a surgical intensive care unit cohort with acute lung injury (ALI)/ARDS. Tie 2 is(More)
RNA interference (RNAi) has become a popular tool for downregulating specific gene expression in many species, including mammalian cells [Novina, C. D., and Sharp, P. A. (2004) The RNAi revolution, Nature 430, 161-164]. Synthetic double-stranded RNA sequences (siRNA) of 21-23 nucleotides have been shown in particular to have the potential to silence(More)
1. To study the properties of vestibulosympathetic reflexes we recorded outflow from the splanchnic nerve during natural vestibular stimulation in multiple vertical planes in decerebrate cats. Most of the animals were cerebellectomized, although some responses were recorded in cerebellum-intact preparations. Vestibular stimulation was produced by rotating(More)
Technology-based interventions for promoting health behavior-change frequently leverage multiplayer game mechanics such as group-based competitions. However, health interventions successful for groups writ large may not always translate to successful behavior change at the individual level. In this paper, we explore the tension between group and individual(More)
The area postrema (AP) has been implicated as a chemoreceptor trigger zone for vomiting (emesis) for over 40 years. The AP is located on the dorsal surface of the medulla oblongata at the caudal end of the fourth ventricle. It is one of the so-called circumventricular organs that serve as an interface between the brain parenchyma and the cerebrospinal fluid(More)
Tissue-specific transcriptional activators initiate differentiation towards specialized cell types by inducing chromatin modifications permissive for transcription at target loci, through the recruitment of SWItch/Sucrose NonFermentable (SWI/SNF) chromatin-remodelling complex. However, the molecular mechanism that regulates SWI/SNF nuclear distribution in(More)