Lucinda S Baker

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BACKGROUND High placental vascular resistance is an important cause of fetal growth restriction and subsequent perinatal mortality. Identification of affected pregnancies allows appropriate fetal surveillance and delivery, but there are no known therapeutic strategies to decrease resistance and improve blood flow. However, placental corticotropin-releasing(More)
BACKGROUND Studies investigating the effect of rods on unique hue loci in the peripheral retina generally obtain measures at two time points associated with the dark adaptation function - the cone plateau and the rod plateau. In comparison, this study used a color-naming procedure to identify the loci of unique green and unique yellow as a function of time(More)
Control of reaching task requires a strategy that takes into account biomechanical couplings in the musculoskeletal system. In a kinematic study, normal subjects were asked to reach to, grasp a cup, and bring it back. It was found that forearm rotation was coordinated in a particular manner with elbow motion in order to keep the cup in a leveled(More)
H aving fewer children in a class is attractive to both parents and teachers. One recent national poll found that 70% of adults believe that reducing class size would result in big improvements in public schools. 1 Fewer than 10% believed that it would make no improvement at all. A 1997 Education Week survey found that 83% of teachers and 60% of principals(More)
Barefoot, forefoot strike (FFS) running has recently risen in popularity. Relative to shod, rear-foot strike (RFS) running, employing a FFS is associated with heightened triceps surae muscle activation and ankle mechanical demand. Novice to this pattern, it is plausible that habitually shod RFS runners exhibit fatigue to the triceps surae when acutely(More)
The distribution of immunoreactivity for the neurotrophin receptor tyrosine kinase TrkC was examined in the brain of the adult rhesus monkey. TrkC-like immunoreactivity was widespread and consisted primarily of varicose fibers. The most dense populations of fibers were in the basal forebrain (in the cholinergic cell groups Ch1, Ch2 and Ch4), in the raphé(More)