Nicole E. Frank

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The subjects of the article are investigations concerning the ability of both Rhodococcus opacus 1CP and mixed bacterial cultures to use selected surfactants as sole carbon and energy source. In a comparative manner the biosurfactants rhamnolipid, sophorolipid and trehalose tetraester, and the synthetic surfactant Tween 80 were examined. Particular emphasis(More)
AIM This study explored the lived experience of phenylketonuria (PKU) for the New Zealand adult and its relevance for issues of treatment adherence. METHOD In-depth qualitative interviews were conducted with eight New Zealand adults with early-treated PKU regarding their experiences of living with PKU. The interviews were transcribed, and then analysed(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of an inactivated bovine herpesvirus-1 (BHV-1) vaccine to protect against BHV-1 challenge-induced abortion and stillbirth. DESIGN Prospective study. ANIMALS 35 beef heifers. PROCEDURES Before breeding, heifers were vaccinated with a commercially available BHV-1 inactivated vaccine SC or IM. The estrous cycle was then(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the association between diabetes family history and infant feeding patterns. DESIGN Data on breast-feeding duration and age at first introduction of cow's milk and gluten-containing cereals were collected in 3-month intervals during the first 24 months of life. SETTING Data from the multicentre TEDDY (The Environmental Determinants(More)
The authors investigated the role of academic self-esteem and academic performance in U.S. college students' perceptions of the validity of their grades (overall grade point average [GPA]). A sample of 208 (80 male, 128 female) college students completed a survey that included an academic self-esteem scale and a measure of the perceived validity of grades.(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the cross-cultural feasibility of a new scale for assessing dysfunctional working models of self and others, and to evaluate its discriminative power. METHOD Schizophrenic patients (N=351), non-psychotic patients (N= 86) and non-clinical subjects (N= 511) collected in 10 centres completed the DWM-S. Current psychopathology was(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES Vitamin D and probiotics are nutrients of interest in the context of type 1 diabetes (T1D). We assessed the prevalence of and factors associated with vitamin D and probiotic supplementations among young children with genetic risk of T1D. SUBJECTS/METHODS Use of supplements during the first 2 years of life was collected prospectively(More)
Regression models are extensively used in many epidemiological studies to understand the linkage between specific outcomes of interest and their risk factors. However, regression models in general examine the average effects of the risk factors and ignore subgroups with different risk profiles. As a result, interventions are often geared towards the average(More)
AIMS To investigate the stress response during nutrient deprivation, particularly with regard to the application of phenol as growth substrate of Pseudomonas putida with calorimetric measurements as a new method. METHODS AND RESULTS The online and noninvasive measurement of the thermal power P(0) permits the detection of microbial activity during the(More)
Purpose A novel doxorubicin (DOX) analog, 13-deoxy, 5-iminodoxorubicin (DIDOX), was synthesized to prevent quinone redox cycling and alcohol metabolite formation, two prevailing hypotheses of anthracycline cardiotoxicity. The chronic cardiotoxicity of DOX and DIDOX was compared. Since a recent hypothesis posits that DOX-induced chronic cardiotoxicity may be(More)
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