Mandy Rolando

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We investigate genes of lytic, Bacillus thuringiensis bacteriophage 0305w8-36 that are non-essential for laboratory propagation, but might have a function in the wild. We isolate deletion mutants to identify these genes. The non-permutation of the genome (218.948 Kb, with a 6.479 Kb terminal repeat and 247 identified orfs) simplifies isolation of deletion(More)
The authors illustrate their personal experience relating to 32 patients, aged between 12 and 74 years, undergoing cochlear implant, in whom vestibular reflexes were evaluated before and after surgery. This series did not include cases of areflexia, but only 1 case of reduced vestibular reflexia consequently to surgery. In this case, owing to the probable(More)
1) BCEOE have been obtained in subjects with normal hearing by 1 kHz tone-bursts; 2) the morphology of BCEOE varies from one subject to another, and is stable over the course of time. BCEOE do not display a linear relation between their amplitude and the intensity of the stimulus, whose spectral composition is the same as theirs; 3) by contrast with ACEOE,(More)
Following stimulation of one ear with white noise (WN) or 0.5, 1 and 2 kHz tone bursts a statistically valid mean reduction in the amplitude of delayed evoked otoacoustic emissions (DEOE), elicited from the contralateral ear by bursts of the same frequencies, was observed in 10 people (19-23-years-old) with normal hearing. This reduction only appeared in(More)
The recovery time of temporary threshold shift after 1-kHz tone bursts delayed evoked otoacoustic emissions (DEOE) after the same stimulus were studied after auditory fatigue (AF) with a pure tone (0.75 kHz, 10 min, 95 dB HL) in 20 normal-hearing subjects aged 19-23 years. Close similarities were observed in the two experimental conditions. Since DEOE are(More)
Post-mumps and post-measles hearing losses are a result of the destruction of Corti's organ. Both the basilar and the Reissner membranes are unimpaired. In 11 subjects with post-mumps (8 cases) and post-measles (3 cases) unilateral anacusis, DEOE with a mean amplitude lower than that of the contralateral normal ear with the same sensation level were(More)
Four acoustic reflex parameters (latency, duration, amplitude, recruitment time) in response to stimuli lasting 1 000 to 50 msec with an initial intensity of 95 dB SPL p.e. were studied in four sets of experiments. In each set of experiments, each halving of the stimulus duration was accompanied by a 3, 4, 5 and 6 dB SPL p.e. increase respectively (exchange(More)
For the purpose of this study, acoustic signals were generated by an Amplaid MK VI. An Amplaid 702 impedence meter was connected to its averaging section and to its computer. The stimuli were bursts of unfiltered white noise (UWN) and of narrow band white noise (NBWN; 30 db./oct/slope; central frequencies 1,000, 2,000, 4,000 Hz.) lasting 3-1,000 msec., at(More)
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