B Z Atkins

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Adrenarche is the increased adrenal production of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) that occurs during the prepubertal period. To date, the exact mechanism initiating adrenarche is unknown, although many factors have been postulated. In the present study, we examined the hypothesis that alterations in intra-adrenal(More)
Fetal hypoxia is an important cause of neurologic morbidity and mortality. Hypoxia-induced increase in extracellular glutamate concentration can lead to excitotoxic neuronal death in adults. The objective of this study was to test whether chronic fetal hypoxemia increases extracellular glutamate concentration in the unanesthetized intact cerebral cortex of(More)
OBJECTIVE Right ventricular dysfunction is a poorly understood but persistent clinical problem. This study was undertaken to evaluate ventricular performance and beta-adrenergic receptor signaling in a tricuspid regurgitation model of right ventricular overload. METHODS Seventeen dogs were chronically instrumented with epicardial dimension transducers. By(More)
The cerebral cortex is a target site of ethanol teratogenesis. L-Glutamate is a major excitatory neurotransmitter that plays an important neurotrophic role in brain development. It has been proposed that optimal function of the glutamate neuronal system is required for normal brain development; overactivation could lead to excitotoxic-induced neuronal(More)
  • J D Van Ouwerkerk, B Atkins, S Battiato, F M Candocia, C Staelin, C L J M A P G Rothkrantz +2 others
  • 2006
This research designs and implements a tool that allows the combination of state of the art super-resolution algorithms in a flexible way to facilitate the search for high quality single frame super-resolution algorithms. The ability to combine algorithmic parts in a flexible way decreases the time needed to design new super-resolution algorithms. Current(More)
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