Peter J. Hansen

Kyle B. Dobbs6
Anna C. Denicol3
Miki Sakatani3
6Kyle B. Dobbs
3Anna C. Denicol
3Miki Sakatani
3Manabu Ozawa
2JiQiang Yao
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When blind people touch Braille characters, blood flow increases in visual areas, leading to speculation that visual circuitry assists tactile discrimination in the blind. We tested this hypothesis in a functional magnetic resonance imaging study designed to reveal activation appropriate to the nature of tactile stimulation. In late-blind individuals,(More)
Systems Network Architecture (SNA) defines the behavior of networks of heterogeneous, loosely coupled processors. This paper describes the development of program-to-program communication services in SNA and introduces Advanced Program-to-Program Communication (APPC), the culmination of this development. It also discusses the use of APPC in the construction(More)
Objectives were to evaluate the role of canonical WNT signaling in development of the preimplantation embryo. Signaling was activated with 2-Amino-4-(3,4-(methylenedioxy)benzylamino)-6-(3-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidine (AMBMP) and inhibited with Dickkopf-related protein 1 (DKK1). Treatment of bovine embryos with AMBMP at day 5 after insemination decreased(More)
There is species divergence in control of DNA methylation during preimplantation development. The exact pattern of methylation in the bovine embryo has not been established nor has its regulation by gender or maternal signals that regulate development such as colony stimulating factor 2 (CSF2). Using immunofluorescent labeling with anti-5-methylcytosine and(More)
Heat stress compromises production, fertility, and health of dairy cattle. One mitigation strategy is to select individuals that are genetically resistant to heat stress. Most of the negative effects of heat stress on animal performance are a consequence of either physiological adaptations to regulate body temperature or adverse consequences of failure to(More)
The first distinct differentiation event in mammals occurs at the blastocyst stage when totipotent blastomeres differentiate into either pluripotent inner cell mass (ICM) or multipotent trophectoderm (TE). Here we determined, for the first time, global gene expression patterns in the ICM and TE isolated from bovine blastocysts. The ICM and TE were isolated(More)
BACKGROUND The presence of conceptus alloantigens necessitates changes in maternal immune function. One player in this process may be the macrophage. In the cow, there is large-scale recruitment of macrophages expressing CD68 and CD14 to the uterine endometrium during pregnancy. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS In the present study, the function of(More)
— Barium strontium titanate is a solid solution perovskite with a field-dependent permittivity. At microwave frequencies, its tunable dielectric constant and low loss make it a competitive choice for varactors and other tunable circuit elements. Much attention has been focused on the production of low-loss films for such applications, with little emphasis(More)
Management and preservation of genomic diversity in dog breeds is a major objective for maintaining health. The present study was undertaken to characterise genomic diversity in Bullmastiff dogs using both genealogical and molecular analysis. Genealogical analysis of diversity was conducted using a database consisting of 16,378 Bullmastiff pedigrees from(More)