Dawn M Parker

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The performance of a commercial line probe assay (LiPA) (Inno-LiPA Mycobacteria; Innogenetics, Belgium) for the detection and identification of Mycobacterium species from liquid and solid culture was evaluated at five routine clinical laboratories. The LiPA method is based on the reverse hybridization principle, in which the mycobacterial 16S-23S ribosomal(More)
1Department of Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, SK S7N 5A8 (corresponding author: phone: 306-966-8412; fax: 306-966-8413; e-mail: james.nolan@usask.ca). 2School of Planning, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, EV1 306, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1 (phone:(More)
A novel synthesis of thymosin alpha 1 by classical methods using seven tert.-butyl side chain protected fragments is described. Optimum conditions were found for the final DCC/HOBt coupling of the two key intermediates; decapeptide and octadecapeptide. Thymosin alpha 1 was purified by two stages of preparative HPLC (partial purification with C8 and final(More)
Two novel gadolinium(III) chelates based on the structure of the heptadentate macrocyclic 1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7-triacetic acid (DO3A) ligand have been synthesized and their relaxometric and luminescent properties thoroughly investigated. They contain two water molecules in the inner coordination sphere in fast exchange with the bulk solvent(More)
Librarians at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport developed an outreach program for public health workers in north Louisiana. This program provided hands-on training on how to find health information resources on the Web. Several challenges arose during this project. Public health units in the region lacked suitable teaching labs(More)
How Southern California Edison modified its operating practices to meet NO/sub x/ constraints is described. To measure NO/sub x/ levels on a real-time basis, continuous emissions monitoring systems were installed at major gas plants. To capture the impact of NO/sub x/ constraints, a program was developed to assist operating personnel in formulating NO/sub(More)
Complexes of β-cylodextrin with five nucleotides of adenine (A), thymine (T) guanine (G), cytosine (C), and 5-methylcytosine have been investigated using Hatree-Fock (HF) and density functional theory (DFT) calculations of different quality. This work was inspired by recent technological advances made in singlemolecule sequencing of DNA. One molecule of(More)
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