Craig Laferriere

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Descending and ascending influences of the superior colliculus (CS) were studied in the following way. In anesthetized and paralyzed rabbits two tungsten micro-electrodes were lowered in the (CS) and the Lateral Geniculate Nucleus (LGN) for single unit recordings. A third semi-micro-electrode (dia. 100 microns) was positioned in the vicinity of the(More)
The immunogenicity of plain (not conjugated) pneumococcal polysaccharides in children and infants was reviewed using a systematic literature search. Immunogenicity was defined as the fold-increase in serotype specific antibody concentration after a single dose of plain polysaccharide vaccine in unprimed subjects. Meta-regression was used to calculate the(More)
The introduction of type b Haemophilus influenzae conjugate vaccines into routine vaccination schedules has significantly reduced the burden of this disease; however, widespread use in developing countries is constrained by vaccine costs, and there is a need for a simple and high-yielding manufacturing process. The vaccine is composed of purified capsular(More)
Factors affecting the sterility of the work area in barrier isolators and a biological safety cabinet (BSC) were studied. A study in a mother-and-child tertiary care teaching hospital in Canada examined the effects of a range of variables on the sterility of work areas in four barrier isolators and a standard BSC. The variables consisted of type of(More)
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