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Protein kinase C (PKC) is thought to have a role in sensitization of dorsal horn neurons in certain pain states, and a recent study has reported that mice which lack the gamma isoform (PKCgamma) show reduced neuropathic pain after peripheral nerve injury. Although PKCgamma is present at high levels in the ventral part of lamina II we have limited(More)
Large neurons in laminae III and IV of the spinal cord which express the neurokinin 1 receptor and have dendrites that enter the superficial laminae are a major target for substance P (SP)-containing (nociceptive) primary afferents. Although some of these neurons project to the thalamus, we know little about other possible projection targets. The main aim(More)
Over the last decade, there has been a concerted effort to bring more diverse voices to the technology field, with much of this being done through outreach activities to girls and boys. Unfortunately, data demonstrating the long-term impact of outreach activities remains rare. To contribute to knowledge on the longitudinal effect of outreach programs, we(More)
When developing a game curriculum, one of several key areas to consider is the type of skills needed by the game industry. The purpose of this quantitative survey research is to compare the hiring needs of industry for recent college graduates seeking game developer positions against game development curriculum currently available at post-secondary(More)
With electronic gaming on the rise, several major universities involved in game development research have implemented curricula specifically for future game developers. Gaming curricula are now being offered in smaller universities, colleges, and other educational institutions, with other departments wondering if they should follow suit and what content(More)
In the past six years, dozens of conference papers and journal articles have been presented in Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) educational forums concerning computing outreach activities. Nearly half of these (47.5%) appeared in SIGCSE venues. In this study, we used the free-form question(More)
A lack of diversity in the computing field has existed for several decades, and although female participation in computing remains low, outreach programs attempting to address the situation are now quite numerous. To begin to understand whether or not these past activities have had long-term impact, we conducted a systematic literature review. Upon(More)
The rise of games in the marketplace has resulted in a birth of a number of academic institutions establishing game degree programs. These programs may be entirely technical, like those based on a more traditional computer science program, or may be less technical and more focused on design and creativity. Unlike more established fields where information(More)