Kristen M. Carr

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In this study, we generated three SAGE libraries from melanoma tissues. Using bioinformatics tools usually applied to microarray data, we identified several genes, including novel transcripts, which are preferentially expressed in melanoma. SAGE results converged with previous microarray analysis on the importance of intracellular calcium and G-protein(More)
This study investigated various aspects of parents’ memorable messages about college as they relate to indicators of college student success. Findings revealed that parents’ memorable messages about college focused on working (and playing) hard, the necessity of attending college, providing encouragement and support, and general advice based on parents’ own(More)
Genomic technology presents new and exciting opportunities to study complex human diseases. Several types of genomic analysis are helping to elucidate the biology of important human cancers. One of these, gene expression profiling, provides a more comprehensive view of the consequences of the genetic changes in cancer cells than was previously available. In(More)
Global gene expression analysis is beginning to move from the laboratories of basic investigators to large-scale clinical trials. The potential of this technology to improve diagnosis and tailored treatment of human disease may soon be realised, now that several comprehensive studies have demonstrated the utility of gene expression profiles for the(More)
Molecular profiling for classification and prognostic purposes has demonstrated that the genetic signatures of tumors contain information regarding biological properties as well as clinical behavior. This review highlights the progress that has been made in the field of gene expression profiling of human breast cancer. Breast cancer has become one of the(More)
The use of stem/progenitor cells represents a promising approach to treat craniofacial bone defects, but successful treatments will rely on the availability of cells that can be expanded in vitro and which will differentiate appropriately in vivo. The calvaria may represent a source of autologous cells for such purposes. We demonstrate expression of stem(More)
Nursing care for hospitalised adolescents should be based on a thorough knowledge of their normal development while supporting and maintaining healthy growth, despite the impact of a disruptive illness. Care for adolescents should be achieved through partnership, taking into account their views and opinions, offering support and guidance as well as care.(More)
The overarching goal of the current study was to determine the impact of talking interpersonally over time on emerging adults' individual and relational health. Using an expressive writing study design (see Frattaroli, 2006), we assessed the degree to which psychological health improved over time for college students who told and listened to stories about(More)
Peculiar intravascular appendages were found in a case of aneurysm of the vein of Galen. Such appendages consisted of finger-like polypoid growths which protruded within the lumen of ectatic cerebral veins and arteries. They were solid, relatively large, and non-branching. Histologically, their structure was comparable to that of a vessel wall, but was(More)