Mike R. Powell

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Seven female runners found to have exercise-induced amenorrhea and decreased bone mineral were reevaluated after 15 months. During the 15-month period, four runners took supplemental calcium and reduced their weekly running distance by 43%, resulting in an average 5% increase in body weight, increased estradiol levels and eumenorrhea. Bone mineral content(More)
Pregnant sheep and goats were compressed with air to an equivalent depth of 49 msw (160 fsw) for bottom times ranging from 5 to 15 min. Maternal (precordial) and fetal (umbilical artery) circulation were monitored transcutaneously with a Doppler ultrasound flowmeter to determine the presence of decompression gas bubbles. It was found that the number of(More)
Mutant forms of recombinant ovine interferon-tau (oIFN-tau) have been previously prepared by site-directed mutagenesis of an ovine gene with the purpose of establishing relationships between structure and function of the molecule. These mutant forms have altered antiviral and antiproliferative activities, and receptor-binding affinities, and their ability(More)
Following the loss or removal of ewes' lambs, ewes frequently continue to lactate for a short time, which potentially predisposes them to mastitis. Therapies that stop or reduce milk production in such situations would be beneficial. Milk production in ruminants is positively correlated with serum concentrations of growth hormone (GH). We sought to(More)
Subjects in 150 man-dives were precordially monitored with a 5-MHz Doppler ultrasound bubble detector. These measurements were made during a series of dives conducted to test decompression tables that utilize changes of breathing mixtures and a time-average PIO2 of 1.9 b during the entire decompression period. Precordially detected bubbles at depth were(More)
Experimental studies showed an increase in the growth of Bacillus subtilis mutant strain FJ7 above controls by exposing the bacterial culture to 800-Hz or 1-KHz magnetic fields with a 2-s-on/2-s-off period. The magnetic field strength was between 0.8 and 2.5 mT. Light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy demonstrated the morphology of controls to(More)