Frank Jenkins

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OBJECTIVE The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently conducted a cross-sectional study during gold mining operations near El Callao, Venezuela. The purpose of the study was to assess mercury exposures and mercury-related microdamage to the kidneys. The study consisted of concurrent occupational hygiene and biological(More)
There have been numerous studies presented in the literature related to the simulation of the interaction between biological neurons and electronic devices. A complicating factor associated with these simulations is the algebraic complexity involved in implementation. This complication has impeded simulation of more involved neural-electronic circuitry and(More)
A three-dimensional model of the reaction-diffusion processes of a neurotransmitter and its ligand receptor in a disk shaped volume is proposed which represents the transmission process of acetylcholine in the synaptic cleft in the neuromuscular junction. The behavior of the reaction-diffusion system is described by a three-dimensional diffusion equation(More)
BACKGROUND Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) is a gamma-herpesvirus that causes Kaposi's sarcoma. The prevalence of HHV-8 genomes in US blood donors has not been systemically studied. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS A sensitive and quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay was used to detect HHV-8 DNA from purified CD19+ B lymphocytes from randomly(More)
There have been various theoretical and experimental studies presented in the literature that focus on interfacing neurons with discrete electronic devices such as transistors. It has also been demonstrated experimentally that neural-electronic devices can be used to elicit action potentials in a target neuron in close proximity to the neural-electronic(More)