Judith L. Morgan

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BACKGROUND Preterm birth is an enormous public health problem, affecting over 12% of live births and costing over $26 billion in the United States alone. The causes are complex, but twin studies support the role of genetics in determining gestation length. Despite widespread use of the mouse in studies of the genetics of preterm birth, there have been few(More)
A model for hepatitis B virus-associated chronic liver disease has been made using cloned hepatitis B virus DNA as a transgene in a severe combined immunodeficient host. These mice consistently support virus gene expression and replication. After adoptive transfer of unprimed, syngeneic splenocytes, these mice cleared virus from liver and serum, and(More)
A narrative-discourse analysis was conducted to study the narratives of mental health service users talking about their engagement with art. The sample was drawn from a group of people who had attended arts workshops organized by a mental health service provider. Eleven people were interviewed and were asked to tell the story of their involvement in art and(More)
In 2010, the chief nursing officer and nurse director for Wales commissioned a study to identify attitudes and behaviours associated with professionalism for nurses and midwives in Wales. The study was part of an exploration project of professionalism in nursing and midwifery. A Delphi study design was used to generate a consensus on the question 'What does(More)
To evaluate the effect of increased mouse density in a cage, mice were housed at the density recommended by the 1996 Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and at densities that were approximately 2, 2.6, and 3 times greater. Five strains of mice (129S1/SvImJ, A/J, BALB/cByJ, C57BL/6J, and DBA/2J) were evaluated throughout 3- and 8-month(More)
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