Jennifer McCoy

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DNA damage can cause (and result from) oxidative stress and mitochondrial impairment, both of which are implicated in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD). We therefore examined the role of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) damage in human postmortem brain tissue and in in vivo and in vitro models of PD, using a newly adapted histochemical assay for abasic(More)
The Unraveling of Representative Democracy in Venezuela, as well as various journal articles and book chapters. He holds a PhD from the University of London (London School of Economics and Political Science). aBSTracT Studies of democracy in Latin America have gone beyond attention to transitions and consolidation to a concern with developing reliable(More)
Performing a complete blood count (CBC) is a common test performed in neonatal intensive care. Samples reported as "clotted" are not able to be analyzed and require redraw. A perceived "high" clotting rate elicits frustration among team members and has negative effects on patient flow and patient satisfaction. Process mapping and a root cause analysis(More)
  • Brittany M. Bromfield, Jennifer McCoy, Brittany Bromfield, Lorene Bromfield
  • 2015
There is a gap in the literature that does not explain the circumstances under which Latin American governments allow MNCs to expand and violate indigenous protection laws. I examine how the capacities of indigenous groups, economic autonomy, and pro-indigenous policies impact government decisions in regards to indigenous land rights. In recent years,(More)
Despite the remarkable success of microfinance programs in poverty alleviation, empowering the clients of these programs has proven elusive in many cases. Social capital is a commonly missing, or at least misused, asset within microfinance programs, which often leads to this outcome. Creating and fostering social capital will have a positive influence on(More)
  • Andrew Jessen, ROGER JESSEN, Jennifer L. McCoy, ANDREW ROGER JESSEN, Andrew Roger Jessen, William M. Downs +1 other
  • 2015
Despite the benefits of antiretroviral therapy in treating HIV/AIDS, government responses have varied substantially, from provisions guaranteeing nearly universal access to insufficient provisions providing almost no access. This research seeks to specifically examine primary explanations, such as economic capacity, and emerging explanations, such as the(More)
The evolution of political regimes of resource-rich countries is a highly relevant topic as the debates continue about the likelihood of those countries to democratize. Conventional wisdom dictates that large oil endowment impedes democratic development. However, recent studies found that oil and gas can both contribute to and undermine democracy. At the(More)
For decades, rhetoric has been utilized by both politicians and those in the scientific community to convey either support for or denial of the existence of climate change. This study combined two forms of rhetoric in the forms of both framing and politicization to determine which form of rhetoric is most powerful in influencing a person " s attitudes and(More)
  • Ines Nayhari Rojas, Inés N. Rojas Avendaño, Jennifer L. McCoy, Henry Carey, William Downs
  • 2015
This thesis examines the impact that third-party identity and techniques have on mediation outcome. The roles of the OAS and the Carter Center in the negotiations between the Venezuelan government and the opposition (DC), during the period 2002-2003, and the implementation of the agreement in 2004 are compared as representing track I and track II actors and(More)
The Unraveling of Representative Democracy in Venezuela, as well as various journal articles and book chapters. He holds a PhD from the University of London (London School of Economics and Political Science). aBSTracT Studies of democracy in Latin America have gone beyond attention to transitions and consolidation to a concern with developing reliable(More)