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We report evidence indicating that Bitnet adoption facilitated increased research collaboration between US universities. However, not all institutions benefited equally. Using panel data from seven top engineering journals, Bitnet connection records, and a variety of institution ranking data, we find that medium-ranked universities were the primary(More)
The distribution of neuropeptide Y (NPY) Y1 receptor-like immunoreactivity (Y1R-LI) has been studied in detail in the CNS of rat using a rabbit polyclonal antibody against the C-terminal 13 amino acids of the rat receptor protein. The indirect immunofluorescence technique with tyramide signal amplification has been employed. For specificity and comparative(More)
In the retina, somatostatin influences neuronal activity likely by acting at one or more somatostatin subtype (sst) receptors. Somatostatin and somatostatin-binding sites are distributed predominantly to the inner retina. The present study has investigated the cellular expression of one of the sst receptors, the sst2A receptor isoform, in the rabbit retina.(More)
Genome targeting methods enable cost-effective capture of specific subsets of the genome for sequencing. We present here an automated, highly scalable method for carrying out the Solution Hybrid Selection capture approach that provides a dramatic increase in scale and throughput of sequence-ready libraries produced. Significant process improvements and a(More)
Somatostatin is mainly expressed by sparsely occurring amacrine and interplexiform cells in the retina. In this study, we characterized the expression and cellular localization of one of the somatostatin subtype (sst) receptors, sst2A, in the rat retina. The presence of sst2A receptor messenger RNA in retinal extracts was demonstrated by reverse(More)
The distribution of cholecystokinin (CCK)-like immunoreactivity in the brainstem and spinal cord of lampreys was studied by using CCK antisera with different properties. In the spinal cord, three separate systems reacted with CCK antisera: (1) A ventral and lateral fiber system descending from a group of neurons in the posterior reticular nucleus of the(More)
Has the Internet affected the ways in which people communicate by lessening the effects of distance and affecting how people interact? To examine this question, we study scholarly and interpersonal relationships – communicating in person and by email – in two scholarly networks, one in a large university and one dispersed across North America. Not only are(More)
Grid middleware is enabling resource sharing between computing centres across the world and sites with existing clusters are eager to connect to the Grid. However, the hardware requirements for access to the Grid remain high: a standard Grid gateway requires four separate servers. We propose the use of Virtual Machine (VM) technology to run multiple OS(More)
We examined the secretion of antimicrobial proteins and peptides into surgically isolated and continuously perfused segments of rat small intestine. Up to nine discrete antimicrobial molecules appeared in the intestinal perfusates following intravenous administration of bethanechol, a cholinergic agonist, or intralumenal instillation of lipopolysaccharide(More)