Kristen E Cheney

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Seven groups of mice were maintained on different dietary programs varying with respect to restriction at various stages of life. Restriction was associated with less age-related decline in T-dependent immunological function and a slight but significant lowering of body temperature. The best mean and maximum survival and the lowest late-life mortality rate(More)
Functional immune changes were monitored in populations of the long-lived C57BL/6J strain of mice which were subjected to dietary restriction from time of weaning or subjected to such restriction both before and after weaning, along with the appropriate control populations. Responses to T and B cell mitogens (PHA, Con-A, pokeweed, bacterial(More)
Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork with Ugandan children affected by AIDS conducted from 2007 to 2014, this report summarizes findings of a study conducted to better understand the ways children experience orphanhood at the hands of HIV/AIDS. Three crucial, interrelated concepts emerged: suffering, silence, and status. This study explored the social context(More)
The underfeeding regimens tested in rodents for life span prolongation and/or immunologic effects result in a complex blend of protein and energy restriction while offering at least adequate amounts of all other essential nutrients. Underfeeding started at weaning and continued throughout life represents the only proved way of slowing the rate of aging in(More)
A 13-month-old girl presented with right upper lobe pneumonia and hypocalcaemic seizures: investigations showed hypoparathyroidism and impaired cell-mediated immune responses. Other features of the DiGeorge syndrome included hypertelorism, short philtrum of the lip, right-sided aortic arch, and aberrant origin of the left subclavian artery. Successful(More)
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