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OBJECTIVE Publications are a key data source for investigator profiles and research networking systems. We developed ReCiter, an algorithm that automatically extracts bibliographies from PubMed using institutional information about the target investigators. METHODS ReCiter executes a broad query against PubMed, groups the results into clusters that appear(More)
Studies of autoimmune disease have focused on the characteristics of the identifiable antibodies. But as our knowledge of the genes associated with the disease states expands, we understand that humans must be viewed as superorganisms in which a plethora of bacterial genomes - a metagenome - work in tandem with our own. The NIH has estimated that 90% of the(More)
The tip of the maxillary palp in the spruce budworm and other lepidoptera larvae contains a cluster of eight basiconic sensilla. Except for a few electrophysiological recordings from the entire group of these sensilla, no information is available on the response characteristics of any individual one. Using a compound microscope at 320x magnification, with a(More)
Recent research has implicated vitamin D deficiency (serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D <50 nmol/L) with a number of chronic conditions, including autoimmune conditions such as multiple sclerosis, lupus, and psoriasis, and chronic conditions such as osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, metabolic syndrome, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. It has been(More)
Spruce budworm larvae reared on an artificial diet were tested for preference of twelve carbohydrates over a water control. A strong preference for sucrose was seen, followed by fructose, inositol, and glucose. Male and female larvae do not differ in their responses to sucrose. The behavioral threshold for sucrose is at 10(-4) to 10(-3) M, with a peak(More)
The L1 contact-chemoreceptor sensillum on the maxillary palp of the spruce budworm larva Choristoneura fumiferana (Clem.) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) was examined electrophysiologically for its responses to stimulation by various pyranose and furanose sugars. The results were compared to those from previous work on the sugar-sensitive neuron of the LST(More)
We examined the responses of some gustatory neurons in various contact-chemoreceptor sensilla of second-instar larvae of the spruce budworm. These included the L1 and L2 sensilla on the maxillary palp, and the LST and MST sensilla on the galea. Our objective was to determine whether there were differences in the physiological characteristics of individual(More)
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