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The negative effects of sleep deprivation on alertness and cognitive performance suggest decreases in brain activity and function, primarily in the thalamus, a subcortical structure involved in alertness and attention, and in the prefrontal cortex, a region subserving alertness, attention, and higher-order cognitive processes. To test this hypothesis, 17(More)
Control of grasshoppers and locusts has traditionally relied on synthetic insecticides, and for emergency situations this is unlikely to change. However, a growing awareness of the environmental issues associated with acridid control as well as the high costs of emergency control are expanding the demand for biological control. In particular, preventive,(More)
The working hypothesis was that dietary fats differing in fatty acid composition would differentially influence ovarian follicular growth. Cows (n = 27) were fed isoenergetic, isonitrogenous, and isofibrous diets containing no added fat (control; CT, n = 7) or diets supplemented with fats containing primarily saturated (SAT, n = 7), polyunsaturated (PU, n =(More)
A direct selection procedure has been used to isolate 11 distinct yeast genomic DNA fragments that eliminate the extreme segregation bias characteristic of autonomously replicating yeast plasmids. The selection scheme takes advantage of the fact that the cloned ochre suppressing tRNA gene, SUP11, is lethal at high copy number and therefore causes cell death(More)
A selective scheme is presented for isolating sequences capable of replicating autonomously in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. YIp5, a vector that contains the yeast gene ura3, does not transform a ura3 deletion mutant to Ura+. Hybrid YIp5-Escherichia coli DNA molecules also fail to produce transformants. However, collections of molecular hybrids(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Trefoil factor family (TFF) peptides and the chromosome 11p15.5 mucin glycoproteins are expressed and secreted in a site specific fashion along the length of the gastrointestinal tract. Evidence for coexpression of mucins and trefoil peptides has been suggested in numerous gastrointestinal mucosal pathologies. The ulcer associated cell(More)
AIM An improvement in oncological outcome has been reported following an extralevator approach to abdominoperineal excision (ELAPE) for low rectal carcinoma. A larger perineal defect following ELAPE and the impact of neoadjuvant radiotherapy are sources of considerable morbidity for patients. We report an evidence-based systematic review of published data(More)
BACKGROUND This study compared irinotecan plus cisplatin (IP) with etoposide plus cisplatin (EP) in small-cell lung cancer patients with extensive disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients were randomly assigned to receive cisplatin 80 mg/m(2) and either irinotecan 65 mg/m(2), days 1 and 8 or etoposide 100 mg/m(2), days 1-3, every 3 weeks. RESULTS Baseline(More)