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Methamphetamine (meth) is an illicit psychostimulant that is abused throughout the world. Repeated passive injections of the drug given in a single day or over a few days cause significant and long-term depletion of dopamine and serotonin in the mammalian brain. Because meth self-administration may better mimic some aspects of human drug-taking behaviors,(More)
We used the killing of Galleria mellonella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae; the greater wax moth) caterpillar by the live vaccine strain (LVS) of Francisella tularensis to develop an invertebrate host system that can be used to study F. tularensis infection and the in vivo effects of antibacterial compounds on F. tularensis LVS. After injection into the insect(More)
The increase with time of the stiffness of resting muscle and its effect on afferent nerve activity arising within the muscle were investigated in the leg of the anaesthetized rat. Nerve activity was recorded from the branch of the tibial nerve innervating the gastrocnemius muscle. A sinusoidal torque from a motor coaxial with the ankle produced small (less(More)
The usefulness of the Quality of Well-Being scale (QWB) in a sample of pediatric cancer patients was investigated. The parents of 30 children who were 4 to 18 years old and who were being treated for cancer, were administered the QWB. Performance status ratings from the parents and physician, toxicity ratings, treatment information, and routine laboratory(More)
Macrolide (including erythromycin and azithromycin) and lincosamide (including clindamycin) antibiotics are recommended for treatment of penicillin-allergic patients with Streptococcus pyogenes pharyngitis. Resistance to erythromycin in S. pyogenes can be as high as 48% in specific populations in the United States. Macrolide and lincosamide resistance in S.(More)
Staphylococcus aureus isolates from women with nasal, anal, or vaginal colonization were evaluated for population diversity by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. Cluster analysis of restriction patterns revealed diversity indices of 0.89 and 0.99 for toxic shock syndrome toxin 1-positive and -negative isolates, respectively. Toxin-producing strains were(More)
The genomic DNA of 47 strains of TSST-1 toxin-producing Staphylococcus aureus were cleaved with SmaI restriction endonuclease and resolved in an agarose gel by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). An algorithm was designed to standardize the band weights or brightness (trace quantity) produced to a bounded region between 0 and 1 regardless of DNA(More)
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