Laura Baum

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Postmitotic sympathetic neuronal survival is dependent upon nerve growth factor (NGF) provided by peripheral targets, and this dependency serves as a central tenet of the neurotrophic hypothesis. In some other systems, NGF has been shown to play an autocrine role, although the pervasiveness and significance of this phenomenon within the nervous system(More)
This study evaluated current methods for demonstrating and categorizing cortical plaques, with the aim of establishing objective methodology for future diagnostic evaluation. Analysis of four methods of tissue processing revealed that the highest numbers of plaques were identified in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue regardless of the stain used.(More)
Background: Many HIV databases and applications focus on a limited domain of HIV knowledge. Since even a ''simple'' organism like HIV represents a very complex system with many interacting elements, the fractured structure of existing databases and applications likely limits our ability to investigate and understand HIV. To facilitate research, therefore,(More)
DESIGN FOR HEALTH is a collaboration between the University of Minnesota and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota that serves to bridge the gap between the emerging research base on community design and healthy living with the everyday realities of local government planning. Permission is granted for nonprofi t education purposes for reproduction of all(More)
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