John M. Morton

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Vegetation is projected to continue to undergo major structural changes in coming decades due to land conversion and climate change, including widespread forest die-offs. These vegetation changes are important not only for their local or regional climatic effects, but also because they can affect climate and subsequently vegetation in other regions or(More)
In-depth phenotyping of human intestinal antibody secreting cells (ASCs) and their precursors is important for developing improved mucosal vaccines. We used single-cell mass cytometry to simultaneously analyze 34 differentiation and trafficking markers on intestinal and circulating B cells. In addition, we labeled rotavirus (RV) double-layered particles(More)
A climate-change adaptation framework to reduce continental-scale vulnerability across conservation reserves. Abstract. Rapid climate change, in conjunction with other anthropogenic drivers, has the potential to cause mass species extinction. To minimize this risk, conservation reserves need to be coordinated at multiple spatial scales because the climate(More)
BACKGROUND Vagal nerve blockade (vBloc) therapy was shown to be a safe and effective treatment for moderate to severe obesity. This report summarizes the safety and efficacy of vBloc therapy in the prespecified subgroup of patients with moderate obesity. METHODS The ReCharge Trial is a double-blind, randomized controlled clinical trial of participants(More)
Winter soundscapes are likely different from soundscapes in other seasons considering wildlife vocalizations (biophony) decrease, wind events (geophony) increase, and winter vehicle noise (technophony) occurs. The temporal variation and spatial relationships of soundscape components to the landscape in winter have not been quantified and described until(More)
OBJECTIVE To 1) assess the bending strength and stiffness of canine cadaver spines after fixation of a lumbar spinal fracture-luxation using a novel unilateral stabilization technique with pins and polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) and 2) compare the results to a reference standard dorsal pin and PMMA technique. STUDY DESIGN A randomized non-inferiority(More)
In this case report, we present an 18-year-old morbidly obese male with complicating hypertensive cardiomyopathy who underwent laparoscopic adjustable gastric band surgery. The patient had multiple comorbidities associated with his obesity, including obstructive sleep apnea, systemic hypertension, asthma, and depression. Given the severity of his underlying(More)
Many 802.11 chipsets are designed for client applications and force-fit into access point (AP) applications. Unfortunately, this leaves system designers with very few tools to combat complicated deployment and management issues. As wireless LAN usage becomes more prevalent and new techniques are introduced (e.g. MIMO), the number of applications will(More)