Menucha Birenbaum

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Caprine arthritis-encephalitis virus (CAEV), an ungulate lentivirus, causes a natural infection in goats. The present report demonstrates that in vitro, CAEV infection is associated with apoptosis, characterized by morphological changes such as condensation of chromatin and the appearance of apoptotic bodies. The presence of DNA fragments was documented by(More)
Imatinib mesylate (IM) is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, which inhibits phosphorylation of downstream proteins involved in BCR-ABL signal transduction. It has proved beneficial in treating patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML). In addition, IM demonstrates activity against malignant cells expressing c-kit and platelet-derived growth factor receptor(More)
The theories of Kerlinger and Eysenck on the nature of the dimensions underlying social attitudes are discussed. Integrating principles from both theories, an alternative approach to the issue is suggested and tested on the domain of attitudes towards education in relation to personality. The results of a multivariate analysis support Kerlinger's concept of(More)
Developed a scale designed to detect invalid response patterns on the High School Personality Questionnaire (HSPQ). Using a large sample of protocols drawn from the HSPQ standardization group, ten items were found to satisfy the necessary criterion for inclusion in the resulting "random" or "validity" (RV) scale. When applied to separate cross-validation(More)
The study combines between-countries and within-country comparisons of performance on the 1999 TIMSS-R mathematics test using a probabilistic model for cognitive analysis known as "rule space" (RS) (Tatsuoka, 1983, 1995, in press). Samples of 8th graders from three countries – the United States, Japan, and Israel – were compared with respect to mean(More)
The purpose of the study was to examine the location of Zuckerman's sensation seeking (SS) construct in the personality domain as measured by Cattell's 16 personality factors (16PF). The results of the factor analytic study indicated that the global construct of sensation seeking is related to the broad personality factor of independence. When the Sensation(More)