Eric Friedlander

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Approximately 19,000 cases of mesothelioma and 55,000 cases of lung cancer will arise in U.S. men with histories of nontrivial occupational exposure to asbestos. There are approximately 65,000 U.S. men now alive with clinically diagnosable asbestosis. These estimates are based, in the case of the cancer, on estimates of the effective number of(More)
In the present study the acute effect of intravenous aluminum chloride (1 mg/kg) on choline acetyltransferase (ChAT) and acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activities of rats was investigated. Aluminum was found to cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB) as indicated by the detection of aluminum in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) 30 min after femoral vein injection. Two(More)
We report on the plasmonic properties of 6 nm gold nanoparticles that form highly stable solutions in the nematic liquid crystal 4-cyano-4-n-pentylbiphenyl (5CB). The nanoparticles were covalently functionalized with 4-sulfanylphenyl-4-[4-(octyloxy)phenyl]benzoate, which resembles the structure of the 5CB molecules. The solubility of these nanoparticles in(More)
This paper describes an emergency obstetric care (EmOC) project implemented by the Reproductive Health Response in Conflict (RHRC) Consortium in 12 conflict-affected settings in nine countries from 2000-2005 with funding and technical support from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health Averting Maternal Death and Disability (AMDD) programme.(More)
The health risks from low-dose sparsely ionizing (low-LET) radiation have been the subject of continued debate. At present, quantitative estimates of risk are extremely uncertain due to the controversy surrounding both the dosimetry for A-bomb survivor data and the choice of mathematical models for extrapolating risk from high to low doses. Nevertheless,(More)
Notices: Today young mathematicians, and in fact professionals in many different areas, are not joining professional societies in the numbers that they used to. Can you comment on this? Friedlander: In the past few months, topics related to this issue have been concerning me, and I am trying to suggest some changes that might help the AMS in this regard. At(More)