Marilyn E. Smith

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The stoned gene of Drosophila melanogaster is required for normal neuronal function in both adult and larva. We have identified DNA sequences that lie within a genetic region that is known to include the stoned gene and that also reveal restriction site variations in two stoned lethal mutants. This genomic region contains a single transcription unit coding(More)
The Drosophila stoned locus encodes two novel gene products termed stonedA and stonedB, which possess sequence motifs shared by proteins involved in intracellular vesicle traffic. A specific requirement for stoned in the synaptic vesicle cycle has been suggested by synthetic genetic interactions between stoned and shibire, a gene essential for synaptic(More)
The stoned locus of Drosophila melanogaster encodes two novel proteins, stonedA (STNA) and stonedB (STNB), both of which are expressed in the nervous system. Flies with defects at the stoned locus have abnormal behavior and altered synaptic transmission. Genetic interactions, in particular with the shibire (dynamin) mutation, indicated a presynaptic(More)
TOPIC Intimate partner violence continues to be a confounding national health problem, especially for women and children. Certified batterers' intervention programs are one means currently being used to combat intimate partner violence. METHOD Existential phenomenology was utilized in this qualitative study to gain an understanding of the perceptions of(More)
In this existential-phenomenological investigation seven women were interviewed about their experiences of recovering from rape trauma. The purpose of the study was to discover the meaning of recovery from the perception of the victim, how recovery is experienced, and what contributed to the growth and recovery of the woman who has been raped. Transcribed(More)
The perceptions of patients and their family members about electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) are crucial to understanding the meaning attached to having ECT and the impact it has on quality of life. Thus, in this qualitative study, patients and their family members described their perceptions of having electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). The experience occurred(More)
The death of a child can result in complicated grief. Thirty-one adults, 60 years of age or older, who lost an adult child, participated in a qualitative study using a focus group format that allowed them to discuss their experience. A hermeneutical approach was used to develop an overall thematic description of what it meant to an older person to lose an(More)
Despite physical, emotional, verbal, and sexual abuse from their partner, many women remain in an abusive relationship, often proclaiming to love the one who is hurting them. Nineteen females who had experienced intimate partner violence were interviewed and asked to share their experiences and describe their meaning of love. An analysis of the transcripts(More)
Small lymphocytes from the thoracic duct lymph of rats, after transfer to suitable recipients, will react to antigens and initiate various immunological responses (1). Since these ceils are part of the pool of lymphocytes which recirculates through lymphoid tissue, it has been suggested that during the induction of immune responses in normal animals antigen(More)
The purpose of this investigation was to describe the adult well sibling's experience of having grown up with a sibling who has insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM). Using existential-phenomenological interview procedures, 14 participants were asked what it was like to have a chronically ill sibling. Analysis of participants' experiences was done(More)