Molly Sandperl Black

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We studied the use of computer readers, and especially their speech synthesis component, as a compensatory tool for adults with dyslexia. We first explored the enhancement of reading skills in a group of college students and working adults. Their unaided reading was very slow, and most participants in the study could sustain reading for only short periods.(More)
Our previous study evaluating 3 months of feeding soy protein or isoflavones (IF) to intact adult Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats showed no change in bone and the vagina but occasional extensive squamous metaplasia of the uterine glandular epithelium was observed. The current study was designed to characterize further these effects of soy protein or IF on the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of dietary soy protein and isoflavones on bone and the reproductive tract in premenopausal rats. DESIGN Three-month-old intact Sprague-Dawley female rats (N = 50) were fed diets containing casein, soy protein, or casein with isoflavone extract for 12 weeks. The amount of casein, soy protein, and extract (per kilogram diet)(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study was conducted to determine the effects of dietary soy protein and isoflavones on bone and the reproductive tract in the absence of the ovary. DESIGN Three-month-old Sprague-Dawley rats (n = 56) were either sham-operated or ovariectomized and then fed diets containing casein or soy protein +/- isoflavone extract for 12 weeks.(More)
Comparisons are made of two techniques for the trace analysis of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from consumer products: direct on-line sampling and analysis and on-line solid sorbent collection followed by off-line analysis. Two types of direct analyses are examined. The first consists of direct injection of emissions from a sample loaded(More)
The indoor air quality of the offices of smokers and nonsmokers was surveyed for volatile organic compound identities and concentrations. These results were examined to determine whether environmental tobacco smoke contamination could be distinguished from airborne pollutants outgassing from other sources. It was not possible to positively attribute(More)
There has been increased interest over the last several years in issues related to indoor air quality. Although the factors affecting indoor air quality are recognized to be very broad, ranging from building design, operation, and ventilation to biological contamination, recent emphasis has been placed on chemical contaminants, particularly volatile organic(More)