Brian Peterson

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Gaucher disease, the most common lysosomal storage disease, can be treated with enzyme replacement therapy (ERT), in which defective acid-beta-glucosidase (GlcCerase) is supplemented by a recombinant, active enzyme. The X-ray structures of recombinant GlcCerase produced in Chinese hamster ovary cells (imiglucerase, Cerezyme) and in transgenic carrot cells(More)
— A position sensitive radiation sensor was modeled, developed and fabricated then interfaced with a field programmable gate array (FPGA) to create a radiation hardened computing platform. The system exploits environmental information from the sensor in order to determine regions within the FPGA that may have been affected by radiation. The spatial(More)
The benefits of virtualized IT environments, such as compute clouds, have drawn interested enterprises to migrate their applications onto new platforms to gain the advantages of reduced hardware and energy costs, increased flexibility and deployment speed, and reduced management complexity. However, the process of migrating a complex application takes a(More)
This paper describes the results of a feasibility study which focused on deriving semantic networks from descriptive texts using controlled language. The KANT system 3, 6] was used to analyze input paragraphs, producing sentence-level interlingua representations. The in-terlinguas were merged to construct a paragraph-level representation, which was used to(More)
This paper compares and contrasts optimal and systematic monetary responses to an ex-ogenous real oil price shock across a wide variety of modeling assumptions. For the calibrations considered I show that the optimal policy focuses on stabilizing some combination of PPI/Core CPI and nominal wage ination and never stabilizes either value added or headline(More)
Using teacher level data from public, private, and charter schools, we examine how various school level wage frictions such as salary schedules and collective bargaining agreements affect the level of teacher quality across subject levels in U.S. high schools. We find that salary schedules have a significant negative effect on teacher quality, reducing(More)