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Major features of the transcellular signaling mechanism responsible for endothelium-dependent regulation of vascular smooth muscle tone are unresolved. We identified local calcium (Ca(2+)) signals ("sparklets") in the vascular endothelium of resistance arteries that represent Ca(2+) influx through single TRPV4 cation channels. Gating of individual TRPV4(More)
It is well known that adult US-English-speaking learners of French experience difficulties acquiring high /y/–/u/ and mid /oe/–// front vs. back rounded vowel contrasts in French. This study examines the acquisition of these French vowel contrasts at two levels: phonetic categorization and lexical representations. An ABX categorization task (for details,(More)
Youths with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder often experience weight loss on stimulants, which may limit optimal dosing and compliance. Cyproheptadine has been shown in medical samples to stimulate weight gain. We conducted a retrospective chart review of 28 consecutive pediatric psychiatry outpatients prescribed cyproheptadine for weight loss or(More)
This study assessed the use of WatchMinder™, a vibrating prompt watch, and self-graphing on the on-task behavior of students with autism spectrum disorder in an elementary special education setting. Using a multiple baseline across subjects design, results showed an immediate increase in on-task behavior when the intervention was introduced. Participants(More)
Background As individuals with HIV infection live longer due to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), co-morbid conditions and infections, including liver cancers and viral hepatitis, warrant increased attention and action. The multisite ASD Project followed 29,491 HIV-infected individuals receiving medical care in 11 U.S. metropolitan areas for an(More)
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