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The principle of loss aversion is thought to explain a wide range of anomalous phenomena involving tradeoffs between losses and gains. In this article, I show that the anomalies loss aversion was introduced to explain — the risky bet premium, the endowment effect, and the status-quo bias — are characterized not only by a loss/gain tradeoff, but by a(More)
BACKGROUND Ovarian transposition is a surgical maneuver used to protect ovarian function before delivery of gonadocidal doses of radiation therapy. Ovarian transposition has been performed in patients whose treatment includes pelvic radiotherapy as a part of management for Hodgkin's disease and other gynecologic malignancies. CASE Laparoscopic ovarian(More)
A seminal case study by Festinger found, paradoxically, that evidence that disconfirmed religious beliefs increased individuals' tendency to proselytize to others. Although this finding is renowned, surprisingly, it has never been subjected to experimental scrutiny and is open to multiple interpretations. We examined a general form of the question first(More)
The idea that consumers use brands to express their identities has led many companies to reposition their products from focusing on functional attributes to focusing on how they fit into a consumer’s lifestyle. This repositioning is welcomed by managers who believe that by positioning their brands as means for self-expression, they are less likely to go(More)
Cell and gene therapy may alter the outcome of renal diseases, such as hereditary nephropathies, acute and chronic glomerulonephritis and allograft nephropathy. However, owing to blockade of many viral and cellular vehicles by the complex glomerular architecture, the exact nature of gene and cell delivery into specific renal compartments remains currently(More)
Cholesterol metabolism in four gynecological cancer cell lines in monolayer culture was evaluated as a function of cell density. The rate of uptake and degradation of [125l]iodinated low-density lipoprotein increased during the first 24 to 48 hr of culture, but decreased thereafter. Once the cells became con fluent, the rate of metabolism of [125l]iodinated(More)
Whether due to injury or neurodegenerative disease, millions of paraplegics suffer from an inability to actuate their limbs despite functional thought processes. Neuroscientists have developed methods [1] of monitoring and interpreting neural activity. By surgically implanting an electrode array in the motor cortex of the brain, scientists can tap into the(More)
Prostaglandins may occupy an important role in viral and chemical carcinogen-induced neoplasia. To evaluate the pos sible role of prostaglandin catabolism in neoplastic cells, we measured nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide-dependent 15hydroxyprostaglandin dehydrogenase activity in hydatidiform mole tissue and in choriocarcinoma cells maintained in monolayer(More)