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Kervaire and Milnor's germinal paper [15], in which they used the newly-discovered techniques of surgery to begin the classification of smooth closed manifolds homotopy equivalent to a sphere (homotopy-spheres), was intended to be the first of two papers in which this classification would be essentially completed (in dimensions > 5). Unfortunately , the(More)
BARD, the BioAssay Research Database (https://bard.nih.gov/) is a public database and suite of tools developed to provide access to bioassay data produced by the NIH Molecular Libraries Program (MLP). Data from 631 MLP projects were migrated to a new structured vocabulary designed to capture bioassay data in a formalized manner, with particular emphasis(More)
Of 174 women presenting symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), 40% had a history as victims of sexual abuse. Thirty-three percent were of a high-SES (socioeconomic status) group and 52% of a low-SES group. The authors found a connection between sexual abuse and psychiatric hospitalization for women seeking treatment for PMS. Beck Depression Inventory(More)
The biology underlying craniosynostosis remains unknown. Previous studies have shown that the underlying dura mater, not the suture itself, signals a suture to fuse. The purpose of this study was to develop an in vitro model for cranial-suture fusion that would still allow for suture-dura interaction, but without the influence of tensional forces(More)
The complete healing of wounds is the final step in a highly regulated response to injury. Although many of the molecular mediators and cellular events of healing are known, their manipulation for the enhancement and acceleration of wound closure has not proven practical as yet. We and others have established that adenosine is a potent regulator of the(More)
The influence of dura mater on adjacent cranial sutures is significant. By better understanding the mechanisms of normal suture fusion and the role of the dura mater, it may be possible to delineate the events responsible for the premature suture fusion seen in craniosynostosis. In the Sprague-Dawley rat, the posterior frontal suture normally fuses between(More)
Plagiocephaly is a term commonly used to describe congenital forehead asymmetry. Previous classification systems based on the various etiologies of dysmorphic crania have been used in an effort to categorize the patients into groups and to assist in treatment planning. The system most commonly used today was described by Bruneteau and Mulliken in 1992. The(More)
The biology underlying normal and premature cranial suture fusion remains unknown. The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of the dura mater in cranial suture fusion. In the Sprague Dawley rat model, the posterior frontal cranial suture fuses between 10 and 20 days of postnatal life. The effect of separating the posterior frontal cranial(More)
OBJECTIVE Progenitor cells (PCs) contribute to postnatal neovascularization and tissue repair. Here, we explore the mechanism contributing to decreased diabetic circulating PC number and propose a novel treatment to restore circulating PC number, peripheral neovascularization, and tissue healing. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Cutaneous wounds were created(More)
Craniosynostosis results in alterations in craniofacial growth that create cosmetic abnormalities and functional deficits, yet the biology underlying cranial suture fusion remains unknown. The purpose of the present study was to show that regional dura mater can induce suture fusion while in an organ culture system in cranial sutures programmed to remain(More)