Justin T. A. Busch

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Natural and supernatural explanations are used to interpret the same events in a number of predictable and universal ways. Yet little is known about how variation in diverse cultural ecologies influences how people integrate natural and supernatural explanations. Here, we examine explanatory coexistence in three existentially arousing domains of human(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of our study was to determine the prevalence and cytotoxicity of primate antibodies directed to antigens other than Galalpha1,3Gal (Gal), termed nonGal antigens. METHODS Sera from human, baboon, and cynomolgus monkeys were tested by flow cytometry for IgM and IgG binding to both wild-type (WT) and GT-KO pig peripheral mononuclear cells(More)
People across highly diverse cultural contexts use both natural and supernatural explanations to explain questions of fundamental concern such as death, illness, and human origins. The present study examines the development of explanatory coexistence within and across domains of existential concern in individuals in Tanna, Vanuatu. We examined three age(More)
This article uses a multilevel approach to review the literature on interventions with promise to reduce social stigma and its consequences for population health. Three levels of an ecological system are discussed. The intrapersonal level describes interventions directed at individuals, to either enhance coping strategies of people who belong to stigmatized(More)
Inhaled nitric oxide (NO) is a selective pulmonary vasodilator effective in treating persistent pulmonary hypertension in newborns and in infants following congenital heart disease surgery. Recently, multiple in vivo and in vitro studies have shown a negative effect of NO on surfactant activity as well as surfactant protein gene expression. Although the(More)
Mounting evidence suggests that endorsement of psychological continuity and the afterlife increases with age. This developmental change raises questions about the cognitive biases, social representations, and cultural input that may support afterlife beliefs. To what extent is there similarity versus diversity across cultures in how people reason about what(More)
The pineal organ in fishes is a photoreceptive organ with dual outputs, neuroendocrine and neural. The neural projections of the zebrafish pineal were experimentally studied by means of tract-tracing with carbocyanine dyes (1,1'-dioctadecyl-3,3,3',3'-tetramethylindocarbocyanine perchlorate (DiI), 3,3'-dioctadecyloxacarbocyanine perchlorate (DiO)).(More)
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