Melissa B. Carter

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This study proposes a new method to evaluate arm-leg coordination in flat breaststroke. Five arm and leg stroke phases were defined with a velocity-video system. Five time gaps quantified the time between arm and leg actions during three paces of a race (200 m, 100 m and 50 m) in 16 top level swimmers. Based on these time gaps, effective glide, effective(More)
BACKGROUND Pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy (PDE) is caused by mutations in ALDH7A1 (PDE-ALDH7A1), which encodes α-aminoadipic semialdehyde dehydrogenase in the lysine catabolic pathway, resulting in accumulation of α-aminoadipic-acid-semialdehyde. PATIENT DESCRIPTION AND RESULTS We present a three-year treatment outcome of a child with PDE-ALDH7A1 on(More)
This study analysed the spatial-temporal and coordinative structures in 12 elite male 100-m front crawl swimmers. Swim performance was analysed over each length of a 25-m pool divided into five zones of 5 m. Velocity (V), stroke rate (SR), and stroke length (SL) were calculated for each zone and each length. Four stroke phases were identified by video(More)
We would like to thank the Marine Research Center volunteer staff who assisted in data collection and entry. We also would like to thank Debbie Marrin, Terry Samansky and the Marine Mammal Department training staff at Six Flags Marine World who were responsible for the care and husbandry of the animals. A previous experimental study (Reiss & McCowan, 1993)(More)
This study proposed the use of four time gaps to assess arm-to-leg coordination in the butterfly stroke at increasing race paces. Fourteen elite male swimmers swam at four velocities corresponding to the appropriate paces for, respectively, the 400-m, 200-m, 100-m, and 50-m events. The different stroke phases of the arm and leg were identified by video(More)
The distributions of dissolved iron and organic iron-binding ligands were examined in water column profiles and deckboard incubation experiments in the southern California Current System (sCCS) along a transition from coastal to semi-oligotrophic waters. Analysis of the iron-binding ligand pool by competitive ligand exchange-adsorptive cathodic stripping(More)
Pyridoxine dependent epilepsy (PDE) is caused by mutations in the ALDH7A1 gene (PDE-ALDH7A1) encoding α-aminoadipic-semialdehyde-dehydrogenase enzyme in the lysine catabolic pathway resulting in an accumulation of α-aminoadipic-acid-semialdehyde (α-AASA). We present the one-year treatment outcome of a patient on a lysine-restricted diet. Serial(More)
We present a theoretical study of photothermal effects produced by laser illuminated subwavelength metallic nanostructures in a fluid. Such structures exhibit a plasmon resonance at optical wavelengths that enables enhanced conversion of optical to thermal energy. We demonstrate that the photothermal coupling can be tuned to achieve controlled homogeneous(More)
Oil-spill transport and fate modeling may be used to evaluate water column hydrocarbon concentrations, potential exposure to organisms, and the impacts of oil spills with and without use of dispersants. Important inputs for such analyses are ocean currents and turbulent dispersion (eddy diffusion) coefficients. Fluorescein dye studies conducted off San(More)
A modification to the Pressure Sensitive Paint (PSP) method was used to visualize streamlines on a Blended Wing Body (BWB) model at full-scale flight Reynolds numbers. In order to achieve these conditions, the tests were carried out in the National Transonic Facility operating under cryogenic conditions in a nitrogen environment. Oxygen is required for(More)
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