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Impulsive choice-the preference for small immediate rewards over larger delayed rewards-has been linked to various psychological conditions ranging from behavioral disorders to addiction. These links highlight the critical need to dissect the various components of this multifaceted behavioral trait. Delay discounting tasks allow researchers to study an(More)
A patent pending device has been created, and successfully used, to fuse tissue membranes as an alternative to sutures or staples. The joining, or coaptation, is accomplished through the controlled application of laser heating to induce protein denaturation and subsequent renaturation across the interface. Lasers have been used by a number of researchers to(More)
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