Erin M Curran

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BACKGROUND Sleep difficulty is a common symptom of cannabis withdrawal, but little research has objectively measured sleep or explored the effects of hypnotic medication on sleep during cannabis withdrawal. METHODS Twenty daily cannabis users completed a within-subject crossover study. Participants alternated between periods of ad libitum cannabis use and(More)
We used the placenta as a source of undifferentiated cells to study the effect high glucose levels can have on human fetal cell proliferation in vitro. Cells were subcultured in a modified minimum essential medium with 10% fetal bovine serum containing either 5.5 mmol/L (100 mg/dl) D-glucose (control), 11 mmol/L (200 mg/dl) D-glucose, or 22 mmol/L (400(More)
The authors have used morphometric, immunocytochemical, and electron optical techniques to study fibrin deposits associated with villi from 14 normal term placentas, and have examined the response of cultured cellular trophoblast to fibrin matrix in vitro. Morphometric analysis of 3477 villous profiles showed that 5.5% of villi examined had fibrin(More)
Urban aquatic ecosystems are often overlooked in toxicological studies even though they serve many ecosystem functions and sustain fish populations despite large-scale habitat alterations. However, urban fish populations are likely exposed to a broad range of stressors, including environmental estrogens (EEs) that may affect anatomy, physiology and(More)
Carbon-13 nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques were employed to examine the effects of solvent environment on rotational barriers in two drugs known to cause widespread stimulation in the mammalian central nervous system: ethamivan and nikethamide. Total NMR bandshape analysis was performed for the exchanging alkyl carbon resonances of these(More)
The present study investigated occurrence of environmental estrogens (EEs) in waterways managed by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago ('District') - one of the largest and most complex water districts in the United States. The objectives of the study were: (i) to document spatial and temporal occurrence of EEs in the Chicago Area(More)
Previous studies of insulin binding to placentas of both insulin-dependent and untreated gestational diabetic patients have described placentas from diabetics to contain fewer insulin receptors than placentas from nondiabetic gravidas. However, these studies were done using membrane fractions prepared from the placentas and at a time when adequacy of(More)
This study describes the morphologic features of uterine glandular epithelium in human basal plate at term and identifies this epithelium as an active site of glycoprotein synthesis. Wedge biopsies were obtained from the basal plate at the time of repeat cesarean section from 11 normal pregnant patients at term. Biopsy specimens were either processed(More)
The relationships between adolescent ethnic identity and attitudes toward school and school climate are investigated in a small, multiracial/multiethnic city in the Great Lakes region with ethnically diverse adolescents taught by primarily White teachers. The mixed methods investigation of 986 eighth through eleventh grade students during the 2010-2011(More)
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