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Peer review is used in most scientific disciplines to assess the value of new knowledge presented in journal submissions. Individuals well versed in the appropriate research domain evaluate the quality of ideas, empirical rigor, and overall contribution conveyed by a manuscript. In essence, they serve a gate-keeping role by helping to filter out low-quality(More)
Clinical studies have indicated that dietary fish oil may have therapeutic value in the treatment of psoriasis, a hyperproliferative, inflammatory skin disorder characterized by elevated LTB4. To evolve a possible mechanism for these beneficial effects, we determined the metabolic fate of fish oil derived n-3 fatty acids in the skin. Specifically, we(More)
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a hypercoagulable disorder that results in vascular thrombosis. The symptoms are numerous and depend on the size and location of the vessels involved. Patients with this condition can have significant morbidity and occasionally mortality. It is important for dermatologists to be knowledgeable about APS because a large(More)
Mammary secretions, obtained before and after calving, were examined for visual appearance, SCC, and bacteriology as part of a larger study determining the prevalence of IMI in 1588 primigravid heifers. Appearance of secretions was categorized into five groups: thin and watery, honey-like, serumy, milky, or thickened colostrum. Precalving secretions were(More)