Jason Swarts

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The effects of intravenous (iv) administration of the opioid antagonists naloxone and naltrexone on the restraint-induced suppression of the pro-estrous LH surge were studied in cyclic female rats. To minimize stress during repeated blood sampling, the rats were provided with a jugular vein cannula. Restraint stress for 6 hrs starting at t = -1 h (the onset(More)
In this paper I will discuss how process documents, video recordings of a person's writing, mediate the way people collaborate with one another to construct texts. First, I talk about tacit knowledge and how it is inarticulate without a medium that supports articulation. I then talk about cognitive tools that support collaboration and how video, as such a(More)
Does leptin play a vital role in initiating puberty in female rats and can it overrule a nutrionally imposed (i.e. a 30% feed restriction, FR) delay in puberty onset? Prepubertal female rats were chronically infused for 14 days with leptin (icv or sc) or leptin-antiserum (icv) while puberty onset was monitored by means of scoring the moment of vaginal(More)
– The objective of this paper is to bring about a re-evaluation of writing assessment practices in engineering classes. The authors begin by drawing rhetoric (the knowledge base of effective technical communication) and engineering together, explaining how engineering work is rhetorical. From this theoretical vantage point, the authors argue for a change in(More)
The effect of intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) injection or infusion of various doses of corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) on the LH and FSH surge was studied in pro-oestrous rats supplied with a jugular vein and an i.c.v. cannula. Additionally, we investigated if arginine vasopressin (AVP) was involved in the CRH-induced alterations to the surge of(More)
Written communication and its accumulated principles of applied design often serve conservative and preservationist goals. Literacy and its various, sprawling technological apparatuses of production and distribution preserve ideas and prepare them for uptake and adaptation. What is preserved in writing speaks with greater reliability over time and choices(More)