Anita J Turner

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• Prospective students. There are now more than 150 doctoral programs and more than 350 master’s programs in computing in the U.S. [1, 4]. Selecting a graduate program has become a formidable task, and it is very difficult to be admitted to the “topranked’’ or “well-known’’ programs. Reports such as this one help identify very good programs that can be(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Measurement of the biparietal diameter (BPD) by use of B-mode ultrasound provides a useful means for assessment of gestational age and brain growth in humans during pregnancy. Recording of flow velocity waveforms from the umbilical artery, using Doppler ultrasound, is used to assess development of the fetal placental circulation. We(More)
It is ACM's 40th year and an old debate continues. Is computer science a science? An engineering discipline? Or merely a technology, an inventor and purveyor of computing commodities? What is the intellectual substance of the discipline? Is it lasting, or will it fade within a generation? Do core curricula in computer science and engineering accurately(More)
Intracoronary injection of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) has been proposed as a potential therapeutic option in repair of the ischemicor infarct-damaged heart. However, because MSCs are large (rounded up cells are 22 to 25 m diameter), an important consideration of this approach is the potential of these cells to induce myocardial damage by microvascular(More)
The preimplantation diagnosis of a HbSA-globin transgene in biopsied trophectoderm cells and blastomeres in embryos using a transgenic mouse model for the trait of human sickle-cell anaemia has been undertaken. A sensitive procedure was developed for the amplification of the human beta-globin gene sequence flanking the sickle mutation. Polymerase chain(More)
Contraception is becoming a common approach for the management of captive and wild ungulates yet there are few data for contraceptive effects on entire populations. Management-level treatment of mares with porcine zona pellucida (PZP) vaccine resulted in zero population growth of the Assateague Island wild horse population within 1 year of initiation of(More)
Contraceptive management of publicly valued wildlife species requires safeguards to ensure that these populations are preserved in a healthy state. In addition, reversibility of contraceptive effects and safety in pregnant animals are major concerns. A population of wild horses has been immunized against porcine zona pellucida (PZP) over a 12 year period on(More)
Large-conductance calcium-activated potassium (BKCa) channels play an important role in the control of myometrial excitability. The aim of the present study was to determine the localization and protein expression of the alpha subunit of BKCa channels in the pregnant and parturient human uterus. An anti-alpha BKCa channel monoclonal antibody(More)
The activity of neurons in the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM) is critical for the generation of vasomotor sympathetic tone. Multiple pre-sympathetic pathways converge on spinally projecting RVLM neurons, but the origin and circumstances in which such inputs are active are poorly understood. We have previously shown that input from the contralateral(More)