Jennifer E. Swift

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Because tissues from all three germ layers contribute to the pharyngeal arches, it is not surprising that all major signaling pathways are involved in their development. We focus on the role of retinoic acid (RA) signaling because it has been recognized for quite some time that alterations in this pathway lead to craniofacial malformations. Several studies(More)
BACKGROUND Camelina sativa is an oilseed crop with great potential for biofuel production on marginal land. The seed oil from camelina has been converted to jet fuel and improved fuel efficiency in commercial and military test flights. Hydrogenation-derived renewable diesel from camelina is environmentally superior to that from canola due to lower(More)
We present an information architecture using Web services for exchanging and utilizing geotechnical information, which is of critical interest to a large number of municipal, state and federal agencies as well as private enterprises involved with civil infrastructures. For example, in the case of soil liquefaction hazard assessment, insurance companies rely(More)
NEESgrid, the system integration of the NEES research collaboratory, uses recent advances in Information Technologies for modeling the data sets and experimental processes generated at the NEES testing sites. NEESgrid describes experimental results and processes using object-oriented data models expressed in NEESML, the NEES Metadata Language, which is a(More)
Three new minor components, the pyridoacridine alkaloids 1-hydroxy-deoxyamphimedine (1), 3-hydroxy-deoxyamphimedine (2), debromopetrosamine (3), and three known compounds, amphimedine (4), neoamphimedine (5) and deoxyamphimedine (6), have been isolated from the sponge Xestospongia cf. carbonaria, collected in Palau. Structures were assigned on the basis of(More)
The second messenger cAMP has been implicated in numerous cellular processes such as glycogen metabolism, muscle contraction, learning and memory, and differentiation and development. Genetic evidence suggests that the enzyme that produces cAMP, adenylyl cyclase (AC), may be involved in pathogenesis in many of these cellular processes. In addition, these(More)
Tungiasis is a tropical skin disease caused by the sand flea Tunga penetrans. It inflicts misery upon tens of millions of people, mostly children, across Central and South America and sub-Saharan Africa, and yet there is no globally accepted roadmap for its control. Here we review how research in the last 15 years has developed control methods and report on(More)
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