Sherry L Ball3
Alan Y Chow3
Myles F. Elledge2
3Sherry L Ball
3Alan Y Chow
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PURPOSE Retinal prosthetics have been designed to interface with the neural retina by electrically stimulating the remaining retinal circuits after photoreceptor degeneration. However, the electrical stimulation provided by the subretinal implant may also stimulate neurotrophic factors that provide neuroprotection to the retina. This study was undertaken to(More)
Current retinal prosthetics are designed to stimulate existing neural circuits in diseased retinas to create a visual signal. However, implantation of retinal prosthetics may create a neurotrophic environment that also leads to improvements in visual function. Possible sources of increased neuroprotective effects on the retina may arise from electrical(More)
BACKGROUND Recent advances in GIS technology and remote sensing have provided new opportunities to collect ecologic data on agricultural pesticide exposure. Many pesticide studies have used historical or records-based data on crops and their associated pesticide applications to estimate exposure by measuring residential proximity to agricultural fields.(More)
A pilot study of indoor air pollution produced by biomass cookstoves was conducted in 53 homes in Sri Lanka to assess respiratory conditions associated with stove type ("Anagi" or "Traditional"), kitchen characteristics (e.g., presence of a chimney in the home, indoor cooking area), and concentrations of personal and indoor particulate matter less than 2.5(More)
A large body of evidence has confirmed that the indoor air pollution (IAP) from biomass fuel use is a major cause of premature deaths, and acute and chronic diseases. Over 78% of Sri Lankans use biomass fuel for cooking, the major source of IAP in developing countries. We conducted a review of the available literature and data sources to profile biomass(More)
Forestry has developed and published best management practices (BMPs) and forest management guidelines in 49 states. Although the major focus continues to be water quality protection, guidelines related to protecting wildlife habitat, visual quality, and cultural resources are becoming more common. These guidelines are applied across a wide range of forest(More)
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