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The services of ecological systems and the natural capital stocks that produce them are critical to the functioning of the Earth's life-support system. They contribute to human welfare, both directly and indirectly, and therefore represent part of the total economic value of the planet. We have estimated the current economic value of 17 ecosystem services(More)
Transmission of Toxoplasma gondii on swine farms was investigated using a deterministic dynamic computer simulation model. A primary focus was to evaluate a feline T. gondii vaccine. Animal populations (swine and cats) were compartmentalized based on the stage of T. gondii infection. Simulations were run under conditions of closed and equilibrium population(More)
New once daily mesalamine formulations may improve adherence to medication usage. Response to Asacol and other forms of 5-aminosalicyclic acid (5-ASA) is better correlated with tissue concentrations and best predicted by concentrations of the drug within the lumen of the colon. Our group used computer simulation to predict colonic 5-ASA levels after Asacol(More)
The research of the Energy Research Group (ERG) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign through the 1970s and early 1980s has recurring bouts of popularity. That research traced the flow of various energy types from nature to the final product or service, using modified economic input-output analysis. That information allowed for a comparison of(More)
BACKGROUND 5-Aminosalicylate (5-ASA) formulations are approved for the treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC). Determination of the colonic pharmacokinetics of 5-ASA is challenging. A dynamic model of 5-ASA colonic amounts after oral delayed-release 5-ASA (Asacol), oral extended delayed-release 5-ASA (Lialda), 5-ASA enema (Rowasa), foam and suppositories(More)
The new antifungal agent nitrosofungin was isolated in high yields from a mixed culture of two organisms consisting of a bacterium of the genus Alcaligenes (UC 9152) and Streptomyces plicatus UC 8272. The bacterium produces the agent, the streptomycete enhances the production by providing a precursor or an inducer. Nitrosofungin in high concentrations(More)